Donations to the Mineralogy Museum in 2015

      

Thanks to all who contributed to the growht and the reputation of our museum and our collections for this year 2015!

 

Donations from individuals

 

This year, we received gifts from enthousiasts who offered new mineral species or minerals from unrepresented localities. The year of 2015 was a good year, especially for reference material, however there are a few pieces that ended up on exhibit.

 

- Numerous samples coming from the Ihosy District in the Horombe Region, in Madagascar, including sapphires, spinels, garnets, etc. (#83355 to 83376), given by Mr. Alexandre Eichler. These minerals are perfect reference samples from the Ihosy locality. 

An exemple of the numerous donations by Mr. Eichler: blue to pink sapphires from the Ihosy District in Madagascar (#83360).

 

- A sample of ferrinatrite from Coronel Manuel Rodriguez Mine, Mejillones, Chili (#83348), given by Mr. Philippe Font.

Ferrinatrite from Coronel Manuel Rodriguez Mine, Mejillones, Chili (#83348 : size of the entire sample: 4,9 x 3,5 x 2,8 cm), given by Mr. Philippe Font.

 

- Sulfure on gypsum from the Gorges de l'Envers, Savoie, France (#83336), given by Mr. Angelo Lombino. This specimen is on exhibit in Room G, display case 30.

Sulfure on gypsum from the Gorges de l'Envers, Savoie (#83336: 5,7 x 3,8 x 2,4 cm), given by Mr. Angelo Lombino.

 

- 2 series of blue sapphires from France, one from Issoire and the other from Pontgibaud, in Puy-de-Dôme (#83330 et #83331), given by Mr. Alexandre Eichler.

Six sapphires from Issoire, Puy-de-Dôme, France, given by Mr. Eichler (#83330).

 

- A pseudomorph of calcite after ikaite from the Taimyr Peninsula, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia (#83326), given by the MIM museum. This specimen is on exhibit in Room K, display case 32.

Pseudomorph of calcite after ikaite from the Taimyr Peninsula, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia (#83326; 11.5 x 10.5 x 4.5 cm), given by the MIM museum.

 

- Heavy minerals and quartz from the Equator region in the Democratic Republic of Congo (#83324 et #83325), given by Mr. P. M. Ingulu.

 

- A marcassite from Greece (#83323), given by Mr. D. Nectoux.

Marcassite from Greece (#83323; 6 x 5.5 x 5.5 cm) given by D. Nectoux

 

- Spinel, garnet and sapphire from Thailand (#83297, #83298, #83299), given by Mr. A. Eichler.

 

- Two specimens of danburite from Mexico, a boleite, a charoite cab, a moonstone cab, and a facetted fire opal (#83284, 83285, 83300, 83301, 83302, 83303), given by Mr. P. Gentilhomme.

Danburite from Mexico (#83285 ; 5.7 x 3.5 x 2.2 cm) given by P. Gentilhomme

 

- A Type sample of meerschautite from the Pollone Mine, Pietrasanta, Italy (#83264), given by Mr. Y. Moëlo.

 

- A specimen of changoite from the Namib Lead Mine, Swakopmund, Namibia (#83261), given by Mr. T. Krassman.

Changoïte from Namibia (#83261; 8 x 4.5 x 4 cm), given by T. Krassman

 

Gifts from the ABC Mines association

 

We also received some gifts from ABC Mines:

 

- A sample of graphite from Leon, Castille-Leone, Spain (#83352).

 

- A sample of trona from Owens Lake, Ollancha, Inyo County, California, USA (#83347). This specimen is on exhibit in Room K, display case 40.

 

- A sample of spessartite from Navegadora, Doce Valley, Penha do Norte, Conselheiro Pena, Minas Gerais, Brazil (#83346). This sample is on exhibit in Room O, display case 41.

Spessartite from Navegadora, Doce Valley, Penha do Norte, Conselheiro Pena, Minas Gerais, Brazil (#83346 : 4.5 x 2.9 x 2.2 cm), given by ABC Mines.

 

- Sample of falcondoite from Dobsina, Roznava, Kosice, Slovakia (#83345).

Falcondoite from Dobsina, Roznava, Kosice, Slovakia (#83345 : 3 x 2,7 x 1,5 cm) given by ABC Mines.

 

- A sample of hierscherite from Graulay, Hillesheim, Vulkaneifel, Germany (#83344).

 

- 5 opals from Wegel Tena, Wollo, Ethiopia (#83315 à 83319):

Opal from Tenel Wega, Wollo, Ethiopia (#83315; 7 x 5.8 x 5 cm), given by ABC Mines

Opal from Tenel Wega, Wollo, Ethiopia (#83317; 3.8 x 5 x 2,7 cm), given by ABC Mines

Opal from Tenel Wega, Wollo, Ethiopia (#83318; 2.3 x 2.5 x 3.6 cm), given by ABC Mines

Opal from Tenel Wega, Wollo, Ethiopia (#83319; 2.3 x 1.1 x 1 cm), given by ABC Mines

 

- A gold nugget from Loudéac, Côtes d'Armor, France (#83314):

Gold nugget from Loudéac, Côtes d'Armor, France (#83314; 1.5 x 0.6 x 0.1 cm), given by ABC Mines

 

- Krupkaïte from Vaujany, Isère, France (#83313):

Krupkaïte from Vaujany, Isère, France (#83313; 4 x 2.7 x 1.3 cm), given by ABC Mines

 

- Bazzite on orthose from Bonneval, Savoie, France (#83312).

 

- Brewstérite from Sainte-Foy-Tarentaise, Savoie, France (#83311).

 

- Chalcostibite from the Ravines de Saint-Pons, Barcelonnette, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, France (#83310):

Chalcostibite from the Ravines de Saint-Pons, Barcelonnette, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, France (#83310; 6 x 6 x 5.5 cm), given by ABC Mines

 

- Augelite from Mundo Nuevo, Huamachuco, Sanchez Carrion, Peru (#83309):

Augelite from Mundo Nuevo, Huamachuco, Sanchez Carrion, Peru (#83309; 16 x 9 x 4.5 cm), given by ABC Mines

 

- Sturmanite from N'Chwaning, Hotazel, Kuruman, South Africa (#83308) : 

Sturmanite from N'Chwaning, Hotazel, Kuruman, South Africa (#83308; 10.5 x 4.8 x 2.4 cm), given by ABC Mines

 

- Tourmaline, variety uvite from Brumado, Bahia, Brazil (#83307): 

Uvite from Brumado, Bahia, Brazil (#83307; 6.3 x 4.1 x 3 cm), given by ABC Mines

 

- Gold from La Gardette, Villard-Notre-Dame, Isère, France (#83292):

Gold from La Gardette, Villard-Notre-Dame, Isère, France (#83292; 7 x 3.2 x 1.7 cm), donnée par ABC Mines

 

-Perimorphose of alstonite on barite from Nentsberry, Cumbria, England (#83275):

Perimorphose of alstonite sur barite de Nentsberry, Cumbria, England (#83275; 11.5 x 8 x 2 cm), given by ABC Mines

 

- Mereheadite from Mereahead Quarry, Somerset, England (#83274).

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