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The Rapture of Europe


Ancient Greek Mythology)

The 2 coin currency


edition in Greece showing
the Rapture of Europe by
Zeus disguised as bull ,
according to Ancient Greek
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(See an amazing use of industrial mineral Kaolin , related with our Continent and common Home : Europe)

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A unique hand-made sculpture in porcelain , showing the Rapture of Europe by Zeus disguised as bull , according
to Greek Mythology. This wonderful sculpture was donated as wedding gift to our Parents Alexandra and Georgio
in the year of their marriage , 1943.
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1400 C

Porcelain is a ceramic material made by heating materials, generally including kaolin, in a kiln to temperatures
between 1,200 and 1,400 C .
( See also Mullite or porcelainite , a rare silicate mineral of post-clay genesis).

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With great pleasure we realize that the passion for minerals


and fossils is getting stronger despite the difficult times and
the economic problems faced by many collectors.
Four may be the reasons for the increase of the interest:
-The irresistible attraction minerals, crystals and fossils act
on people
-Thirst for knowledge
-Freedom and adventure associated with Travelling and
locating them and
-The magnificent conservation of an animal or plant
organism in the form of fossils on Earth.
It's entirely different the feeling in buying lemons from the
supermarket and the feeling to Clean up lemons directly
from the lemon tree.
For us this is not a surprise because we knew the possibilities
of dealing with minerals and fossils and the power that draws
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process them, classify them, exchanged them make people
more durable and simpler.
Just we are pleased to convey once again our belief to you all.
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Seminars on Mineralogy by ORYKTOLOGIKA NEA-NEWS ON MINERALS

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One Metric Tone Garnet in rock Matrix specimen

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1. One Metric Tone Garnet in rock Matrix specimen from South Indian
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2. Smaller specimens of garnets in rock matrix.

The present and the


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9. Moonstone , 10. Iolite , 11. Sunstone

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12. Stock of 2 Mt of Moonstones of Brown, Red & Chocolate mixed colors. The Sizes are from 2 grams to 200
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13. Zebra stone : Supply 2 Mt per Month and the Sizes are 1 to 10 Kilo Pieces

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Top mineral specimens for collection

Well shaped baryte crystals from Sardegna , Italy.


7 X 6 X 6 cms.

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Perfect assemblage of Hedenbergite crystals


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SHOWS
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Exploring the wonder of the Earth's mineral treasures through collecting, preparing and sharing of
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Czech Republic-Brno : 23-24 May 2015 . Info : Tel.: 00420 541152862, e-mail: jklimes@bvv.cz ,
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Italy-Monza: 30-31 May 2015 . Info : Gruppo Mineralogica Lombardo. www.gmlmilano.it
Poland- Krakw : 30-31 May 2015 . Info : Tel. 012-6172365, 012-6173246, Fax 012-6332936, e-mail:
museum@geol.agh.edu.pl , www.geol.agh.edu.pl/muzeum .
USA Colorado : 5th Jun 2015 to Sun 7th Jun 2015. Pikes Peak Gem and mineral show. Info:
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France Alsace : 25-6- 2015 to 28-6- 2015 , Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Mineral show 2015 . Info : Phone: + 33 3 89 73
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Hong Kong : 27-30 June 2015 : Info : salesmgf-hk@ubm.com
USA Herkimer, N.Y. : 18-19 July . Info : info@herkimergemshow.com
Austria-Radenthein : 24.- 25.7.2015 - 22. Radentheiner Mineralientage. Stadtsaal. Info : Tel. 0043-699-10905577, email: rez.stadtmarketing@radentheim.com , www.radenthein.com
Russia St. Petersburg : 30 July 2 August . Info : info@gemworld.ru
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Hungary Budapest : 28 30 August 2015. 28.Info :Tel. 0036-1269-4040, Fax 0036-13312-576,
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Slovakia - Bnsk tiavnica : 11- 12 September 2015 . Info : Tel. +421 905 639 954; e-mail:
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Italy-Perticara : 20 September 2015 , Perticara Mineral show . Info : perticaramineralexpo@gmail.com
Austria-Wien : 3 - 4.10.2015 MINERALIUM WIEN. Wiener Stadthalle. Info :Tel. 0043-680-3331388, e-mail:
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Germany Munich , 30 Oct- 1 Nov. 2015 . The Munich Show - Mineralientage Mnchen-World of Minerals, Gems,
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Greece - Athens : 29th GeMin 2015 , 4-5-6 December 2015 . Information : GeMin, c/o ORYKTOLOGIKA NEA NEWS ON MINERALS ,Gr. Lambraki 70 , Piraeus, EL-18532, Hellas. Tel+30-213-025-8688 , FAX:+30-210-4132-570 , email : info@gemin.eu
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Minerals or Gemstones or Fossils. Best of luck to all of you ! The contest is heavily relied on mineral
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What a specimen !!! Lazurite and afghanite crystals along with pyrite crystals on rock matrix from
Badhakshan , Afghanistan. 15 X 9 X 7 cms !! A very rare museum specimen from this locality.

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- Foreign entry Auslnderin Eintrag


Alexandrite gemstone 75,55 carats !!

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1.Apophyllite and stilbite , Poona , India


2.Cavansite on stilbite (microstilbite) , from Wagholi Quarry, Poona District, Maharashtra, India
3.Azurite and malachite on rock matrix ,Lavreotiki area , Greece.
4.Dog-teeth ankerite , Lavreotiki area , Greece .
5.Epidote and verdelite on feldspar (possibly cleavelandite) , Pakistan
6.Azurite and malachite from Lavreotiki area , Greece
7.Kunzite , Nuristan,Afghanistan
8.Fluorite and ankerite from Lavreotiki area ,Greece
9. Smoky Quartz , Brazil

Emeralds on postage stamps

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1. Azurite and malachite ,Lavrion ,Greece


2. Kunzite ,Nuristan , Afghanistan
3. Native copper and oligiste on milky
quartz, Chengmenshan Copper Mine,
Jiujiang City, Jiangxi Province, China
4. Apophyllite , Poona , India
5. Gem green Smithsonite , Lavrion ,Greece
6. Heulandite and stilbite ,Poona, India
7. Pyrite and quartz , Madan ,Bulgaria
8. Afghanite , partly pseudomorphosis , after
lazurite, Afghanistan
9. Amethyst Kaktos type from
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Excellent color thick Kunzite crystal from Nuristan,Afghanistan. 6,5X6X2.5 cms. When you switch the crystal it is
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Top fluorite crystal specimen with some dolomite on fluorite crystals from the best
"Mineralogical Laboratory on Earth" : Lavreotiki area, Greece. 10 X 10 X 5,5 cms.
, 10 10 5,5 .

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Wulfenite and mimetite on galenite , Lavreotiki area , Greece.- Acrylic base is 5 X 5 X 1 cms

Perfect celestite crystal


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from Madagascar
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A perfect smoky quartz crystal on smoky quartz matrix from Drama County , Macedonia , Greece. 4 X 5 X 3,5 cms.
Difficult to find such well formed and sizeable smoky quartz crystal nowadays from this area.
, 4 X 5 X 3,5