Mineral Observer – Mineralogical Alamanac Vol. 15, #3, 2010

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88 pp., 232 illustrations including 128 mineral photos.

The heading paper of the issue is by Vasiliy N. Orlov “PlatinumNuggets fromthe Diamond Fund of the Russian Federation:Witnesses
of History” where the author describes in detail the platinum nuggets displayed in the Diamond Fund, and reveals the history of
their discovery. The historical subject is carried on by Rupert Hochleitner in his article “The Duke Leuchtenberg Collection in the
Mineralogical State Collection, Munich”.

In the “Ontogeny” column Boris Z. Kantor in his paper “The Habit Change: Inquiries into the Past, Conjectures for the Future” tells
the readers how to reconstruct the previous life of a mineral and to predict its future according to the change in crystal habit.. In
the column “Mineral Travel” we go to western Georgia, Lukhumi, where the splendid specimens of realgar and orpiment are discovered at the antimony deposit.

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Specimen Size

Dimensions 27 × 22 × .5 cm