Some photos of friends, events, mineral specimens,
Mineral & Gem International Show in Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, France (June 23-26, 2016)

 

At the meeting of the Society of Mineral Museum Professionals (SMMP).


Standing (left to right):

Dr. Nicolas Meisser, Curator of Mineralogy and Petrography, Musee cantonal de Geologie, Lausanne (Switzerland);
Dr. Cristiano Ferraris, Associate Professor and Curator, National Museum of Natural History in Paris (France);
Dr. Alan Hart, CEO Gem-A (London, UK);
Dr. Alessandro Guastoni, Museum of Mineralogy University of Padova (Italy);
Michael Rumsey, Senior Curator of the Department of Earth Sciences of The Natural History Museum   (London, UK);
Assistant, Museum of Geology University of Oviedo (Spain);
Penny Williamson, Curator, Faculty of Sciences, Medicine and Health, University of   Wollongong, Australia;
Dr. Luis Rodrigues Terente, Museum of Geology University of Oviedo (Spain);
Dr. Éloïse Gaillou, Assistant Curator, Museum MINES ParisTech (Paris, France);
Dr. Raquel Alonso-Perez, Curator at the Mineralogical and Geological Museum of Harvard, USA;
Farida Maouche, Assistant, Museum MINES ParisTech (Paris, France);
sitting:
Dr. Jean-Claude Boulliard, Director, Collection de Mineraux de Jussieu (UPMC), Paris, France
Dr. Gian-Carlo Parodi, Associate Professor, National Museum of Natural History in Paris (France);
Dr. Federico Pezzotta, Curator, Museo Di Storia Naturale (Milan, Italy);
Dr. Dmitri Belakovskii, Curator, Fersman Mineralogical Museum (Moscow, Russia).

The Symposium took place at June 24, 2016 at 3 PM


‘Wine & Stone: An Australian Story’,  Penny Williamson, Curator, Faculty of Sciences, Medicine and Health, University of   Wollongong, Australia.

 


Mineral Collection: The Harvard University’, Dr. Raquel Alonso-Perez, Curator at the Mineralogical and Geological Museum of Harvard, USA.

 


The French Crown Jewels, Dr. Éloïse Gaillou, Assistant Curator, Museum MINES ParisTech (Paris, France).

 


Cathie Cordival, General manager of Mineral & Gem International Show in Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines.

 

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Doris Bode (Bode Publishing House, Germany) with new Harz book.

 


Mike Huber at the booth of the Lapis Publishing House suggests books and magazines for mineral collectors.

 


Jacques Touret (center) with Michel Cabrol (Merveilles De La Terre) and Ludmila Chesko (Mineralogical Almanac).

 

Some displays of “The origins: Stones and Wines” Exhibition
 (curator Mr. Alain Martaud)


How the grapes grows and how the minerals mine… the same beauty!

 


Peter Lyckberg (collector, writer, Luxemburg) is talking to Anna Scherbina and Ludmila Cheshko about his favorite mineral specimens on “The origins: Stones and Wines” Exposition.

Some great quartz specimens from “Crystal Hunters’ Treasures
(“Tresors de Cristalliers”) Exposition (curators Grégoire de Bodinat, Sylvain Desfarge, Sebastien Khayati and Christophe Peray)


Quartz with limonite.
Le Freney d'Oisans, Isere, France.
Collection: Sylvain Desfarge. “Crystal Hunters’ Treasures” exposition.

 


Quartz with siderite and calcite.
Mine de Message, St-Pierre-de-Message, Isere, France.
Collection: Grégoire de Bodinat.  “Crystal Hunters’ Treasures” exposition.

 


Quartz (rock crystal), gwindel.
Mine de Message, St-Pierre-de-Message, Isere, France.
Private collection. “Crystal Hunters’ Treasures” exposition.

 


Quartz (rock crystal).
Mine de Message, St-Pierre-de-Message, Isere, France.
Private collection. “Crystal Hunters’ Treasures” exposition.

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Promoters of the International Festival of the Crysrals at Wolfacher, Schwarzwalds, Germany (August 6-7, 2016).

 


Mustafa Ghulam, Jacques Touret and Ludmila Cheshko.


 


Dr. Guanghua Liu (AAA Mineral International, China), organizer of the Beijing Show (November 2016).

 

 


Joaquim and L'Eloïsa Callén (Mineral Up magazine, Spain).




Adriaan Bornman (Rock On, South Africa) (in the center) with his assistants.

 

 


Scepter quartz (var. amethyst).
Zimbabwe. Finds of 2016.
Specimen: Adriaan Bornman, Rock On, South Africa).

 


Fossil belemnite in pyrite in coal schist. 8.5 x 4 cm.
Djeganas river, Karachaevo-Cherkesiya, Russia.
Specimen: Axinite Company.

 


Mineralogical Almanac team on steps of the Theatre (left to right)
Anna Scherbina, Ludmila Cheshko, Jacques Touret and Michael Leybov.

Michael Leybov, Ludmila Cheshko, Anna Scherbina