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Munich Mineral Days 2012 oder „The Munich Show“

(26. Okt - 28. Okt 2012)
deutsche Version Veranstaltungen/Mineralientage München 2012 oder The Munich Show - Messebericht

Energiepyramiden
Energiepyramiden

Münchener Mineralientage 2012 "The Munich Show"

Stefan

A comment and fair report of Stefan

For the 49th year once again the Munich Mineral Show was held. A few years ago under the old leadership the motto almost entirely stood under the theme of minerals and fossils. This year not only the name seems to change away from the "Munich Mineral Show" changing to "The Munich Show". The new exhibition management, led by the young Mr. Keilmann seems not quite knowing where to go or has something bigger in mind. One can imagine something in "Munich Mineral Days", it is difficult in the name "The Munich Show". The new show management seems to leave the common way, to keep all options open with a new name.

On highway billboards you could read "The Munich Show" this year. Only insider could imagine what that might be. The billboards in Munich were small and not very meaningful. This was also reflected back on the number of visitors, which proved subjectively significantly lower than in previous years. It has been said, that has never been so few people roaming the halls. The reason can't hardly be the fourth hall, since it has already been used for several years.

General it seemed new markets stood in foreground. Advertising was sold both in the exhibition catalog, as well as in the theme catalog. Previously these were one issue. Advertisers will have been less pleased to have found their ad in disposable catalog. Free tickets were relatively easy to get in the past. The so attracted additional clientele seems to be missing. Press cards, whether promised or earlier also sent just like that, did not materialize. Even people who have supported the special exhibition in the past year, have not been taken into account.

Under the leadership of Mr. Keilmann Senior it was current practice to invite all exibitors to a drink and snack before the show's opening, nowadays this is cutback. The visitors will not notice much of this.

With their solid audience the long-established dealers may came at their expense this year. Whether this came true for other dealers and distributors from overseas it still seems questionable because of the lesser audiance. If further mineral dealers stay out, the fair has ceded its leadership in Europe to the under new management well-running exhibition of "Saint Marie" in the last few years. The tie up to the fair in Tucson with its numerous satellite shows and showrooms can not build anyway.

Against all the criticism, is still said that the exhibition - despite the world's highest ticket prices for fairs of its kind - was worth a visit. Dealers, museums, and other exhibitors have mostly done a fabulous job and like every year beautiful fossils and minerals could be acquired. Also bargains and rarities could be bought. The experiences and the accumulated knowledge in such a small space is always worth a visit.


„Geheimnisse Afrikas“ or the „African Secrets“

The quite fascinating exhibition "Geheimnisse Afrikas" ​​or "African Secrets" was largely assembled through pieces from dealers and collectors. Some exhibits were already shown in professional journals. From "secrets" can therefore be hardly spoken. Nevertheless, the exhibition was successful and for the collector a feast and The highlight of the show.

Shattukit Pseudomorphose nach Calcit
Shattukit Pseudomorphose nach Calcit

Tantara, Demokratische Republik Kongo; Münchener Mineralientage 2012 "The Munich Show" Sonderausstellung "African Beauties"

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Hämatit auf Calcit
Hämatit auf Calcit

Wessels Mine, Südafrika; Münchener Mineralientage 2012 "The Munich Show" Sonderausstellung "African Beauties"

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Ettringit
Ettringit

N'Chwaning Mines (NChwaning Mines), Südafrika; Münchener Mineralientage 2012 "The Munich Show" Sonderausstellung "African Beauties"

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Rhodochrosit
Rhodochrosit

Südafrika; Münchener Mineralientage 2012 "The Munich Show" Sonderausstellung "African Beauties"

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Rhodochrosit
Rhodochrosit

N'Chwaning Mines (NChwaning Mines), Südafrika; Münchener Mineralientage 2012 "The Munich Show" Sonderausstellung "African Beauties"

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Rhodochrosit
Rhodochrosit

N'Chwaning Mines (NChwaning Mines), Südafrika; Münchener Mineralientage 2012 "The Munich Show" Sonderausstellung "African Beauties"

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Coelestin
Coelestin

N'Chwaning Mine, Südafrika; Münchener Mineralientage 2012 "The Munich Show" Sonderausstellung "African Beauties"

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Fluorit
Fluorit

Riemvasmaak, Oranje Gebiet, Südafrika; Münchener Mineralientage 2012 "The Munich Show" Sonderausstellung "African Beauties"

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Argentit
Argentit

Imiter, Marokko; Münchener Mineralientage 2012 "The Munich Show" Sonderausstellung "African Beauties"

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Chrysokoll
Chrysokoll

Mine de L'etoile, Lubumbashi, Dem. Rep. Kongo; Münchener Mineralientage 2012 "The Munich Show" Sonderausstellung "African Beauties"

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Citrin Japaner-Zwilling
Citrin Japaner-Zwilling

Sambia; Münchener Mineralientage 2012 "The Munich Show" Sonderausstellung "African Beauties"

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Wulfenit
Wulfenit

Touissit Mine, Pit 11, Oujda-Angad Provinz, Marokko; Münchener Mineralientage 2012 "The Munich Show" Sonderausstellung "African Beauties"

Stefan

Because the minerals are of special worth seeing, right here are a few more impressions.


Malachit aus dem Kongo
Malachit aus dem Kongo

Münchener Mineralientage 2012 "The Munich Show" Sonderausstellung "African Beauties"

Stefan
Diamant Oktaeder aus Südafrika
Diamant Oktaeder aus Südafrika

Münchener Mineralientage 2012 "The Munich Show" Sonderausstellung "African Beauties"

Stefan
African Thumbnail Treasures
African Thumbnail Treasures

Münchener Mineralientage 2012 "The Munich Show" Sonderausstellung "African Beauties"

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Changoit
Changoit

Deblin-Mine Namibia; Foto: Mineralientage München 2012;

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Gold
Gold

Handstufe Gold aus Rhodesien von 1942; Münchener Mineralientage 2012

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Mimetesit aus Tsumeb, Namibia
Mimetesit aus Tsumeb, Namibia

Münchener Mineralientage 2012 "The Munich Show" Sonderausstellung "African Beauties"

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Malachit teil-pseudomorph nach Azurit
Malachit teil-pseudomorph nach Azurit

Tsumeb Mine, Namibia; Münchener Mineralientage 2012 "The Munich Show" Sonderausstellung

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Cuprit auf Matrix von Smithonit
Cuprit auf Matrix von Smithonit

Tsumeb Mine, Namibia; Münchener Mineralientage 2012 "The Munich Show" Sonderausstellung "African Beauties"

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Wulfenit mit Dolomit aus Tsumeb, Namibia
Wulfenit mit Dolomit aus Tsumeb, Namibia

Münchener Mineralientage 2012 "The Munich Show" Sonderausstellung "African Beauties"

Stefan
Vanadinit
Vanadinit

ACF Mine, Khenifera, Marokko; Münchener Mineralientage 2012 "The Munich Show" Sonderausstellung "African Beauties"

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Silber aus Marokko
Silber aus Marokko

Münchener Mineralientage 2012 "The Munich Show" Sonderausstellung "African Beauties"

Stefan
Dioptas auf Calcit aus Tsumeb, Namibia
Dioptas auf Calcit aus Tsumeb, Namibia

Münchener Mineralientage 2012 "The Munich Show" Sonderausstellung "African Beauties"

Stefan

And a few more specialties of the successful exhibition.


Fluorit mit seltener Phantombildung
Fluorit mit seltener Phantombildung

Erongo, Namibia; Münchener Mineralientage 2012 "The Munich Show" Sonderausstellung "African Beauties"

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Akanthit
Akanthit

Imiter, Marokko; Münchener Mineralientage 2012 "The Munich Show" Sonderausstellung "African Beauties"

Stefan
Turmalin
Turmalin

Sahatany, Antananarivo Provinz, Madagaskar; Münchener Mineralientage 2012 "The Munich Show" Sonderausstellung "African Beauties"

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The fossils exhibition

Skelett eines Schliefers "Saghatherium antiquum"
Skelett eines Schliefers "Saghatherium antiquum"

Fundort: Jebel al Hasawanah, Lybien; Münchener Mineralientage 2012 "The Munich Show"

Stefan
Die Fossilienausstellung
Die Fossilienausstellung

Münchener Mineralientage 2012 "The Munich Show"

Stefan

Not even half a hall was filled with fossils. A small exhibition was present, a highlight as of the last year unfortunately not.


Sauriernachbildung ein T-Rex im Freigelände
Sauriernachbildung ein T-Rex im Freigelände

Münchener Mineralientage 2012 "The Munich Show"

Stefan
Die Fossilienausstellung
Die Fossilienausstellung

Münchener Mineralientage 2012 "The Munich Show"

Stefan
Die Fossilienausstellung
Die Fossilienausstellung

Münchener Mineralientage 2012 "The Munich Show"

Stefan

All sort of strange

Much space was given to the dealers in Hall B6, which had only marginal or little to do with minerals. Stands with 'eco-clothes", "water conditioners" and wellness could be admired in hall B6.

Tücher und ...
Tücher und ...

Münchener Mineralientage 2012 "The Munich Show"

Stefan
Teppiche und  ...
Teppiche und ...

Münchener Mineralientage 2012 "The Munich Show"

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Klangtöpfe aus Glas
Klangtöpfe aus Glas

Münchener Mineralientage 2012 "The Munich Show" Sonderausstellung "African Beauties"

Stefan

Fool's gold and Silver fish

nicht mehr "Fliegende Juwelen" im 3. Jahr
nicht mehr "Fliegende Juwelen" im 3. Jahr

Münchener Mineralientage 2012 "The Munich Show"

Stefan
Schlüpfender Falter
Schlüpfender Falter

Ob auch er als nicht mehr fliegendes Juwel endet? Münchener Mineralientage 2012 "The Munich Show"

Stefan

The subsequent exhibition of "Flying jewels" from last year called "Fool's gold and Silver fish" was a loveless implementation of the book "Katzengold und Silberfisch" ("fool's gold and silver fish") which was shown before in the "Natural History Museum of Viena" of course more fascinating. Gold fish were swimming in an aquarium, while a nugget of gold should clarify where the name came from. Thus, there was a "Malachite Spiny Lizard" together with a large malachite in a terrarium. Not a safe natural environment, which is likely to be for the poor animal also hardly been healthy. In parallel, for the third time "Flying jewels" were presented.

How a butterfly enclosure is accomplishing with partly hatched butterflies to the previous theme of the fair falls in line is difficult to decipher. The kids liked it and "The Munich Show" fit all.


Silberdollar-Fische "Metynnis argenteus"
Silberdollar-Fische "Metynnis argenteus"

Münchener Mineralientage 2012 "The Munich Show"

Stefan
Goldfische
Goldfische

Münchener Mineralientage 2012 "The Munich Show"

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Malachit-Echse
Malachit-Echse

Münchener Mineralientage 2012 "The Munich Show"

Stefan

The dear children

In general you have to say, the kids had fun at the fair. Sharktooth and gemstone tracing in the sandbox were conducted free and gladly accepted. Kudos to the fair management. The children had the opportunity to search for fossilized fish in lithographic limestone like in the past. Geodes were cracked. The kids could try their hand at preparing and gold panning.


Edelsteine und Haizähne schürfen
Edelsteine und Haizähne schürfen

Münchener Mineralientage 2012 "The Munich Show"

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Geoden knacken ein gutes Geschäft
Geoden knacken ein gutes Geschäft

Münchener Mineralientage 2012 "The Munich Show"

Stefan
Geoden knacken
Geoden knacken

Münchener Mineralientage 2012 "The Munich Show"

Stefan

Alpin

The Alpine area was well staffed by "KRISTALPIN". Total the "Alpine" exhibitors were declining. Rumours say that the prices will raise next year, which should lead to further decline.


Kristalpin
Kristalpin

Münchener Mineralientage 2012 "The Munich Show"

Stefan
Unterhaltung bei Kristalpin
Unterhaltung bei Kristalpin

Münchener Mineralientage 2012 "The Munich Show"

Stefan
Strahlerlatein im Ahrntal
Strahlerlatein im Ahrntal

Münchener Mineralientage 2012 "The Munich Show"

Stefan

Showcases

The Showcases were like every year a head turner and worth a visit. Especially impressed me the collection of cutted "Isarkiesel". What treasures can be found there in the gravel pits in and around Munich, a mineralogical otherwise rather less famous area. Of course, the other showcases were no less lovingly designed.


Sammlervitrine
Sammlervitrine

Münchener Mineralientage 2012 "The Munich Show"

Stefan
Sammlervitrine
Sammlervitrine

Münchener Mineralientage 2012 "The Munich Show"

Stefan
Sammlervitrine
Sammlervitrine

Münchener Mineralientage 2012 "The Munich Show"

Stefan
Sammlervitrine
Sammlervitrine

Münchener Mineralientage 2012 "The Munich Show"

Stefan
Sammlervitrine
Sammlervitrine

Münchener Mineralientage 2012 "The Munich Show"

Stefan
Sammlervitrine
Sammlervitrine

Münchener Mineralientage 2012 "The Munich Show"

Stefan
Sammlervitrine
Sammlervitrine

Münchener Mineralientage 2012 "The Munich Show"

Stefan
Sammlervitrine
Sammlervitrine

Münchener Mineralientage 2012 "The Munich Show"

Stefan
Sammlervitrine
Sammlervitrine

Münchener Mineralientage 2012 "The Munich Show"

Stefan

Japaner Zwilling
Japaner Zwilling

leicht rauchiger Citrin Japaner Zwilling, repariert, Mineralientage München 2011 und 2012; Fundort Mansa District, Luapula Province, Sambia (falsch beschriftet Serenje) Breite 17,5cm

Josef 84,55

Kurioses

A collector, our member "Josef 84,55", succeeded to his half of a japanese twin, which he acquired in 2011 at the exhibition and its 2nd half was missing, to locate these at the show 2012 and to purchase it. Now, the two crystals are reunited. It's luck and perseverance.

Ich hatte letztes Jahr, auch in München, einen plattigen Citrin bei einem Händler, der auch größere Citrin Japaner-Zwillinge in der Vitrine hatte, gekauft. Ich hatte die ehemalige Verwachsungsfläche meines Citrins als Japaner Zwillingsfläche erkannt und auch hier im Forum eingestellt. Jens fragte damals zweifelnd, ob ich den die andere Hälfte des Japaner Zwillings hätte? Was soll ich sagen, nach der diesjährigen Messe - Ja! Ich habe die zweite Hälfte beim gleichen Händler gefunden! Gerade weil ich die Verwachsungsfläche hier schon beschrieben hatte, wusste ich noch genau wonach ich suchen musste. Jetzt bin ich stolzer Besitzer eines leicht rauchigen 17,5cm breiten Citrin Japaners. - Citation: Josef 84,55.


Vorträge

... of Science and Mysticism

Vortrag
Vortrag

Münchener Mineralientage 2012 "The Munich Show"

Stefan
Vorträge
Vorträge

Münchener Mineralientage 2012 "The Munich Show"

Stefan
Vortrag "Edelstein-Wasser"
Vortrag "Edelstein-Wasser"

Münchener Mineralientage 2012 "The Munich Show"

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gefälschte Türkise
gefälschte Türkise

Münchener Mineralientage 2012 "The Munich Show"

Stefan

Fakes

Already at the beginning the colored Magnesite, which were offered as turquoises are noticed. Also on the last day they were offered easily visible to everyone.


Forecast

Wherever the journey in the coming 50th Anniversary year will go - we should be excited. We may hope that the show management has recovered this year only for the the big shot next year.


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