- April 15, 2004
March–April, in the Vernadsky State Geological Museum, the traditional exhibition of mineral photos was held.
More than 50 works of Michael B. Leibov and Nikolai O. Parlashkevich were represented. Gold and
silver were notable by quantity of photos (in sixes) among two dozens of
represented minerals. There were outstanding specimens attracting for mineralogists: brazilianite, prehnite (regular sphere, 3.5 cm in diameter, from
the region of Ayan Lake in Middle Siberia), interesting by their shape crystals
of such ordinary minerals from Dal’negorsk as quartz (“cut”), calcite
(“gnome”), and “spherical” fluorite (two latter specimens form Victor Ponomarenko
collection). The photo of fluorite with wolframite crystal from China (Sandor Fuss
collection) was expressive.
At the same hall the stone eggs from collection of Moscow geologist Evgenii A. Lyashko were demonstrated. One paid attention that some of them were
made from minerals, colored stones, and rocks, which are rare for this type of
articles: amblygonite, bauxite, bornite, datolite, “irnimite”, natrolite,
pollucite, petalite, pyrochlore (!), rubidium muscovite, tinguaite. The
material of other articles was from deposits, which didn’t well-known to collectors, for example, azur-malachite and cordierite from Gornyi
March 5 – April 5, 2004 in the State Central Museum of Contemporary Russian
History the exhibition “Behind the diamond” took place.
It was organized
by Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, State Central Museum of
Contemporary Russian History, Yemelyan Yaroslavsky Yakutsk State United Museum
of History and Culture of Northern People, and Historical-Industrial Museum of JSC “ALROSA”, Mirnyi city.
exhibition was devoted to 50-year anniversary of discovery of the first diamond
deposit in Yakutia and 50-year anniversary of the foundation of Mirnyi city.
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