Donations to the Mineralogy Museum in 2016

      

 

Each year, the Mineralogy Museum MINES ParisTech receives donations. We warmly thank all our donors for their generous contributions to the growth and the reputation of our collection for this year 2016!

 

Donations from individuals

 

- Apatite gemstone from Madagascar, given by Patrick de Koenigswarter (#83456).

- Tourmaline gemstone from Myanmar (Burma), a sillimanite gemstone from Sri-Lanka, and a kyanite gemstone from Nepal,  given by Joris de Josselin de Jong and Corinne Lambert (#83457, 83458 & 83459 respectively).

- Pezzottaite gemstone from Madagascar, given by Denis Gravier (#83460).

- Apatite gemstone from Madagascar and a star sapphire from Sri-Lanka, given by Philippe Condouret and Monique Laporte-Galaa (#83461 and 83462).

- Hiddenite gemstone from Brazil, given by Jean-Jacques Abello (#83463).

- Kunzite gemstone from Afghanistan, given by Deen Anvers (#83464).

- Tourmaline gemstone from Brazil, given by Stephen Rosenberg (#83465).

- Tanzanite cabochon from Tanzania, given by Sayed M. Shoaïb Naqui (#83466).

- Star diopside from India, given by Christophe Spire (#83467).

- Demantoid garnet gemstone from Madagscar, given by Olivier Robert (#83468).

- 5 cut spinels  (2 from Sri-Lanka, 1 from Mogok in Burma, 1 from Madagascar and 1 from Tadjikistan ; #83469, 83470, 83471, 83472 et 83473) ; 4 cut garnets (3 from Madagascar and 1 from Mozambique ; 83474, 83475, 83476 et 83477). All of these gemstones were given by Sophie Charton and  Nicolas Zylberman.

- A sample of garnet from Collobrières, Var, France and sapphires from La Sioule, Puy-de-Dôme, France, given by Nicolas Cabanes (#83455 and 83454 respectively).

Sapphires (associated with zircon et quartz) from La Sioule, Puy-de-Dôme, France, given by Nicolas Cabanes (#83454).

 

- 3 samples from the Teresita Mines, Asturias, Spain, given by Luis Barrientos with thanks to Alvaro Alvarez Gascon (#83451 to 83453).

Sample of cobaltite, with azurite, aragonite and calcite from the Teresita Mine, Asturias, Spain (#83453 ; 6.6 5.3 x 5 cm).

 

- A slice of the martian meteorite NWA 8656, found in the Sahara desert, given by Labenne Météorites (#83450).  To know more about this meteorite from Mars, click here.

A slice weighing 1.18g of martian meteorite NWA 8656, found in the Saharan desert, given by Labenne Météorites (#83449 ; 1.8 x 1.1 x 0.2 cm).

 

- Grandidierite from Vohibola, Amboasary, Fort-Dauphin, Madagascar, given par Renan Deschard (#83448).

Grandidierite from Vohibola, Madagascar, given par Renan Deschard (#83448; 3.6 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm).

 

- A metatype specimen of abellaite, from the Eureka Mine, Castell-estaó, Pallars Jussà, Spain, given by Joan Abella i Creus (#83447; 35th sample of the discovery containing 60 samples).

Abellaite from the Eureka mine, Spain, given by Joan Abella i Creus (#83447 ; 2.5 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm). 

 

- A series of 15 samples from Cap Garonne, Var, France, given by Philippe Font (#83417 to #83431).

Sample containing azurite, malachite and olivenite, coming from Cap Garonne, Var, France, given by Philippe Font (#83429; 13 x 6.9 x 3.3 cm).

 

- Smithsonite from Sounion, Lavrion, Greece, given by Philippe Font (#83416).

Smithsonite from Sounion, Lavrion, Greece, given by Philippe Font (#83416, 7.9 x 6.4 x 6.4 cm).

 

- A novelty French mineral of yellow baryte from Le Piboul, Grabrias, Lozère, France, given by Alain Martaud (#83414). 

Baryte jaune de Le Piboul, Grabrias, Lozère, France, donnée par Alain Martaud (#83414; 18 x 8.4 x 6.7 cm). This specimen is on exhibit in room L, in display case 12.

 

- Quartz with green and yellow inclusions from Minas Gerais, Brazil, given by Hadrien Begon (#83413).

Quartz with green and yellow inclusions from Minas Gerais, Brazil, given by Hadrien Begon (#83413; 8.8 x 7.9 x 2.9 cm).

 

- A rough nodule of play-of-color opal from Mezzezo, Ethiopia, given by Eyaopal & Opalinda (#83404).

Nodule of play-of-color opal from Mezzezo, Ethiopia, given by Eyaopal & Opalinda (#83404; 6 x 5.4 x 5 cm). This specimen is on display in room K, in display case 36.

 

- A series of samples of halite from Varangéville, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France, given by Cédric Lheur (#83401 à 83403).

Halite from Varangéville, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France, given by Cédric Lheur (#83402, 16 x 7.5 x 6.5 cm).

 

- Rough samples of sapphires and spinels from Thailand (#83397 à 83399) given by Alexandre Eichler, as well as a quartz from Fréjus, Var, France (#83400).

Five sapphires from Bo Phloi, Kanchanaburi, Thailand, given by Alexandre Eichler (#83397; 1.3 x 0.7 x 0.2 cm; 1 x 0.7 x 0.5 cm; 1 x 0.6 x 0.3 cm; 1.1 x 1.1 0.2 cm; 1 x 0.6 x 0.2 cm).

 

- Two specimens coming from Colombia, given by Hadrien Begon : Fluorite from Muzo, Boyaca, and calcite with dolomite from Boyaca (#83396 and #83395 respectively).

Fluorite from Muzo, Colombia (#83396; 15 x 13 x 10 cm) given by Hadrien Begon.

 

Calcite with dolomite, Boyaca, Colombia (#83395, 8.3 x 5.5 x 5 cm) given by Hadrien Begon. This specimen is on display in room K, display case 32.

 

- Pink opal from Méhun sur Yèvre, Cher, France, polished and then given by André Gatellier (#83382).

Pink opal from Méhun sur Yèvre, Cher, France, given by André Gatellier (#83382; 6.5 x 4.8 x 0.8 cm).

 

- Fragment of a lunar meteorite NWA 4483,given by Edwin Thompson (#83381).

Fragment of lunar meteorite NWA 4483, given by Edwin Thompson (#83381; NWA 4483; 0.0538 g).

 

- Reddish-brown gemmy zircon (quality used for heat treatment to turn the stone blue) from Rotanah Kiri, Cambodia, given by Artinian Boonlam (#83380).

Rough zircon from Rotanah Kiri, Cambodia, given by Artinian Boonlam (#83380; 1.7 x 1.1 x 1.1 cm).

 

Hematite from Ranspach, Haut-Rhin, France, given by Jean-Luc Hohl (#83377).

Hematite from Ranspach, Haut-Rhin, France, given by Jean-Luc Hohl (#83377; 6.2 x 4.5 x 0.8 cm).

 

 

Gifts from the ABC Mines association

 

ABC Mines association strongly supports the Mineralogy Museum collection by giving multiple donations each year. For 2016, here is the selection proposed and given by ABC Mines to the Mineralogy Museum:

 

- Calcite from Le Puiselet, Saint-Pierre-lès-Nemours, Seine-et-Marne, France, part of Lilian Génin's legacy to ABC Mines, then given to the Musée de Minéralogie (#83350).

Calcite from Le Puiselet (near Fontainbleau), ex Liliane Génin collection  (#83350 ; 17 x 14.5 x 13 cm).

 

- Scheuchzerite from Val Greveglia, Genova, Italy (#83500).

Scheuchzerite from Val Greveglia, Genova, Italy, gift of ABC Mines (#83500 ; 3 x 1.4 x 1.4 cm).

 

- Frankamenite from Murunskii, Yakuta, Russa (#83501).

Frankamenite from Murunskii, Russa (#83501 ; 3.8 x 2.9 x 2 cm).

 

- A slice weighing 9.88g of martion meteorite NWA 8656, found in the Sahara Desert (#83449).  To know more about this martian meteorite, click here.

Slice weighing 9.88g of martion meteorite NWA 8656, given by ABC Mines (#83449 ; 2.9 x 2.6 x 1.3 cm).

 

Valentinite on pyrite from the San José mine, Oruro, Bolivia (#83412).

Valentinite on pyrite from the San José mine, Oruro, Bolivia (#83412; 6.2 x 5 x 4.6 cm), given par ABC Mines. This specimen is on display in room I, in display case 28

 

Meurigite-K  and meurigite-Na from Teskov, Rokycany, Czech Republic (#83410 and #83411 respectively).

 

Svenekite from Svornost, Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic (#83409).

 

Azurite on malachite from Milpillas, Sonora, Mexico (#83408).

Azurite on malachite de Milpillas, Sonora, Mexico (#83408; 5.5 x 3.7 x 2.1 cm) given by ABC Mines. This specimen is on display in room K, display case 37.

 

- Orange calcite from the Quentuère quarry, Vaiges, Mayenne, France (#83407).

Orange calcite from the Quentuère quarry, Vaiges, Mayenne, France (#83407; 12 x 10 x 10 cm)given ABC Mines. This specimen is on display in room K, in display case 10.

 

- A new discovery of red cordierite (a color never encountered before for cordierite) from Iakora, Fianarantsoa, Madagascar: 2 rough  (#83406) and one cut (#83405) samples.

Two samples of red rough cordierite from Iakora, Fianarantsoa, Madagascar, given by ABC Mines (#83406).

 

Cut red cordierite (2.19 ct) from Iakora, Fianarantsoa, Madagascar, given by ABC Mines (#83405). This specimen is on display in room L, in display case 16.

 

- Red anatase crystals on quartz from Vallegia, Bedretto, Tessin, Switzerland (#83379).

Small crystals of red anatase on quartz from Vallegia, Bedretto, Tessin, Switzerland (#83379; 6.4 x 4.5 x 4 cm) given by ABC Mines.

 

 

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