Donations to the Mineralogy Museum in 2017


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!


Donations from individuals


For this year 2017, here are the donations that we already received.


4 quartz specimens for reference of the Red Feather Lakes locality, Larimer Co., Colorado, USA (#83509), collected and given by Joseph Harrington.

Quartz from Red Feather Lakes, Colorado (#83509 ; between 1.5 and 2 cm in length).


- 3 opals from Biot, Alpes-Maritimes, France, given by Didier Nectoux (#83505).

Opal from Biot, gift of Didier Nectoux (#83505 ; 7.5 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm).


Apophyllite and stilbite from India, given by Michel Delerm, ex-collection of Alexandre Delerm (#83498 et #83499 respectively). These mineral specimens are on exhibit in the Mineralyg Museum in the display cases O67 and O82 respectively.

Apophyllite from Mahodary, Sinnar, Nasil, India, gift of Michel Delerm (#83498 ; 5.9 x 5.2 x 4.9 cm).


Stilbite from Poonah, India, gift of Michel Delerm (#83499;  10 x 9 x 6.8 cm).


- Lunar meteorite (NWA 10782), given by Alain Carion (#83497).

Lunar meteorite, gift of Alain Carion, meteorite hunter (#83497 ; 2 x 1.5 x 0.2 cm).


- Purple botryoidal chalcedony quartz from Andang, Mamuju, Sulawesi, Indonesia, given by Claudette and Michel Cabrol (#83496). This mineral specimen is on exhibit at the Mineralogy Museum in display case J34.

Purple chalcedony,  called in the market "Grape agate"  from Indonesia, gift of Claudette and Michel Cabrol (#83496 ; 11 x 8.5 x 4.5 cm).


- Martian meteorite (NWA8716), given by Ed Thompson (#83491). 

Meteorite from planet Mars, gift of Ed Thompson (#83491 ; 1.9 x 1.4 x 0.1 cm)


- Synthetic ferro-silicium from the Pechiney company PEM, Lot, France, given by Didier Nectoux. (#83490). 

Ferro-silicium from the Pechiney PEM company, gift of Didier Nectoux (#83490 ; 10.5 x 8 x 6.5 cm).


- Synthetic silicium from Elkem AS company, Norway, given by Bernt Friede (#83489).

Silicium from Elkem AS company, gift of Bernt Friede (#83489 ; 9.4 x 8.5 x 5.4 cm).


Djurleite from Aït Ahmane, Bou Azzer, Morocco, given by Christophe Gobin (#83415).

Big cristals of djurleite from the new locality in Aït Ahmane, Bou Azzer, Maroc, gift of Christophe Gobin (#83415 ; 12.5 x 8.5 x 5.2 cm).


Donations to the Mineralogy Museum in 2017 - MINES ParisTech

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