Donations to the Mineralogy Museum in 2018

        

 

Thanks to all of the 2018 donors!

 

Gifts from private parties

- Natural and synthetic gems, given by Madeleine Abalin.

 

- A sapphire-bearing albitite from the Col d'Urdach, Asasp-Arros, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France, collected and donated by Jean-Eric Rose (# 83647).

Sapphire albitite from the Col d'Urdach, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France, collected and donated by Jean-Eric Rose (# 83647, 14.5 x 7.3 x 5.2 cm). Photo: E. Gaillou / Mineralogy Museum, MINES ParisTech.

 

- Two fragments of the meteorite NWA 047, eucrite, donated by Alain Carion (# 83638 and # 83639).

Sliced ​​and polished fragment of the meteorite NWA 047, eucritite, given by Alain Carion (# 83638, 6.7 x 6.1 x 0.7 cm, 67.3 g). Photo: E. Gaillou / Mineralogy Museum, MINES ParisTech.

 

- Two honey-colored twinned calcites of the Gralex quarry, Mont sur Marchienne, Charleroi, Belgium, given by the Minerals and Fossils Club of Namur -Escargotte - (# 83635).

Twinned calcites from the Gralex quarry, Mont sur Marchienne, Charleroi, Belgium, given by the Minerals and Fossils Club of Namur -Escargotte- (# 83635, 7 cm high). Photo: E. Gaillou / Mineralogy Museum, MINES ParisTech.

 

- A rough andradite garnet and a series of rough diamond crystals donated by Stéphane Marteau (# 83633 and # 83634)

 

- A large series of natural and synthetic gems given by Marie Chabrol.

 

- A 12.26 ct danburite gem, given by Patrick de Koenigswarter (# 83597).

 

- Two pezzottaites gems: a faceted of 4 ct, and a cabochon with cat's eye of 11.6 ct, coming from Ambatovita, Fianarantsoa, ​​Madagascar, given by Laurent Thomas / Polychrom France (# 83596 and 83597).

Cat-eye pezzottaite of 11.6 ct, from Ambatovita, Fianarantsoa, ​​Madagascar, donated by Laurent Thomas (# 83596). Photo: E. Gaillou / Mineralogy Museum, MINES ParisTech.

 

- A series of 13 meteorites (L6 chondrite types, CM carbon chondrite, CR2, CH3, rumurutite, lodranite, winonaite, acapulcoite, aubrite, ureilite, howardite, diogenite), donated  by Pierre-Marie Pelé (from # 83561 to # 83573 ).

Sliced ​​fragment of the NWA 801 meteorite, which is a CR2 carbonaceous chondrite, donated by Pierre-Marie Pelé (# 83564; 2 x 1.5 x 0.15 cm). Photo: E. Gaillou / Mineralogy Museum MINES ParisTech.

 

Almost complete meteorite "Saricicek", which is a howardite that fell on June 17, 1931 in Bingol, Turkey. It was given by Pierre-Marie Pelé (# 83572; 2.4 x 2.2 x 1.8 cm). Photo: E. Gaillou / Mineralogy Museum, MINES ParisTech.

 

- A 9.06 ct kyanite gem from Nepal, donated by Julie Lebarbey (# 83560).

 

- A 2.1 ct grandidiérite gem from Andrahomana, Madagascar, given by Julie Lebarbey (# 83559).

 

- A 310.6 ct faceted quartz, containing stunning inclusions of hematite (probably from Brazil), given by Marie Chabrol (# 83558).

 

- Hematite of Oderen, Haut-Rhin, France. 2 samples with small gangue hematite crystals collected and donated by Jean-Luc Hohl (# 83557).

 

Baryte from Saint-Georges-les-Bains, Ardèche, France (#83543), given by Jean-Pierre Termier. This remarkable sample was self-collected by the donor.

Baryte with a blue zoning, from Saint-Georges-les-Bains, Ardèche, France, given by Jean-Pierre Termier (#83543 ; 12.3 x 9 x 6 cm).

 

Gypsum from Mazan, Vaucluse, France (#83542) given by Jean-Pierre Termier. This sample is one of the largest (if not the largest!) from this deposit, and is 91 cm in length. The pocket of giant gypsum crystals from Mazan was discovered in the early 70s. Jean-Pierre Termier had this sample in his collection since its discovery, and gave it to our museum this year.

 

Martian meteorite NWA 6963, which is shergottite found in 2011 in Morocco (#83541), donated by Ed "ET" Thompson. The sample is a fragment containing partially a fusion crust.

Mars meteorite NWA6963 (shergottite), given by Ed Thompson (#83541 ; 2.2 x 1.7 x 1.2 cm, 6.1 g).

 

Wulfenite from the Tchah Kharboze Mine, Anarak District, Esfahan, Iran (#83540), given by Christophe Gobin.

Intense orange crystals of wulfenite on matrix, from Iran, given by Christophe Gobin (#83540, 6.5 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm).

 

Sapphirine from Farafangana, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar (#83539), given by Laurent Thomas of Polychrom France. This deposit has produced the largest crystals of the species, including this spectacular exemple on display in the museum.

Sapphirine crystals of exceptional size for the species, from Farafangana, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar, given by Laurent Thomas (#83539 ; 2.8 x 2.5 x 0.8 cm)

 

Stichtite in serpentinite from Stichtite Hills, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia (#83538), given by Suzanne Fittzerald.

 

The ABC Mines Association

The Association of Friends of the Library and Collections of the Paris School of Mines (ABC Mines) is supporting the museum, with this year:

 

 

- A yoderite crystal from Mautia Hill, Kongwa, Dodoma, Tanzania (# 83646).

 

- A pink halite, with hopper crystals, from Searles Lake, San Bernardino Co., California, USA (# 83645).

Searles Lake Pink Salt (Halite), San Bernardino Co., California, USA (# 83645; 17 x 10.5 x 8 cm) donated by ABC Mines. Photo: E. Gaillou / Mineralogy Museum, MINES ParisTech.

 

- A 170 ct calcite from Madagascar, showing spectacular fires (dispersion) (# 83644).

170 ct calcite from Madagascar, given by ABC Mines (# 83644). Photo: E. Gaillou / Mineralogy Museum, MINES ParisTech.
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