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Our new home! - Relocation of Mineralanalytik scientific research institute
We are moving our lab, previously located at our home address, to a new location with a signifcant better working environment.
Naalasite - IMA Approved!
Naalaasite, the Al analogue of Nafeasite, has been recently IMA approved. We are happy that this is another success story of good collaboration with mineral specialist Gerhard Möhn and crystallographer Dr. Anthony Kampf (NHM, Los Angeles, CA). The mineral forms almost colourless crystals with triangular crystal faces. The Torrecillas mine/Chile, known for many unusual arsenates/hydrogren-arsenates, is type locality. Kampf, A.R., Möhn, G., Ma, C. and Désor, J. (2023) Naalasite, IMA 2023-027. CNMNC Newsletter 74; Mineralogical Magazine, 87, https://doi.org/10.1180/mgm.2023.54
Crowdfunding - Relocation of Mineralanalytik scientific research institute
For the relocation of our company, that has contributed to Mineralogy and Crystallography by the description of numerous new minerals in the past, we appreciate any donation that helps us to build up the new lab. http://mineralanalytik.de/en/references-publications The most recent new minerals identified at Mineralanalytik, that have been IMA approved recently, are gysinite-(Ce) and theuerdankite. We would like to continue our work and do even better with more knowledge and better working environment. We have set up a donation campaign on gofund .me The donations will help us to reinstall our diffractometers, electron microscopes, EPMA, Raman spectrometers and other lab equipment that is needed for realization of this mineralogical institute at its new location, as well as for workshops that help to improve our knowledge of single crystal diffraction and Rietveld refinement. Any donation is welcome! https://gofund.me/c9e79407 Image by storyset on Freepik
Theuerdankite & Gysinite-Ce - IMA approved
Recently the silver arsenat mineral theuerdankite has been IMA approved (Copyright M. Groß, Lengede) It occurs in dark mm-sized crystals with native silver and iodargyrite and was found at the Theuerdank mine, St. Andreasberg, Harz, Germany. Gysinite-Ce, another sample provided by M. Groß from the Theuerdank mine, was IMA approved as well. It occurs as tiny sub-mm sized crystals of orange colour. Thanks for the contribution, M. Groß!
EDS Mapping: Enhanced Data Illustration
In a project with physicist M. Noller we achieve significant image improvement of images from EDS mapping. Click on "read more" to see RAW vs. Processed enhancement.
This find will be part of a documentary about the tourist mine Silberhardt mine, Windeck, Germany in german television soon.
A new find from the 1997 re-opened Silberhardt mine for tourists near Windeck, Germany: Pale Katerinopoulosite intergrown with greenish-blue ktenasite. The material has been SEM-EDS, Raman and microdiffraction confirmed. Material was provided by the german collector S. Hupfer. Thanks for the contribution! Nitrogen peak is located between C and O Peak, but was not quantified.
Joomla 4.x and PHP 8.1 Update
We had several issues with our website when our webhoster updated PHP to 8.1.
We decided to update our CMS system because end of support is near. We ran into some incompatibility issues and some functions are not working yet: If you used our webshop before, you need to register as a new customer. German site is in better condition, but we will fix the english version soon.
Keyence VHX-7000 - 4K Light Microscope
The Keyence VHX-7000 is a real workhorse and offers high image quality at an enormous working speed: The device is a milestone in the development of Keyence's digital microscope series.
Oldsite - Published!
Discovered during research at Mineralanalytik Scientific lab, handed over for description to J. Plášil, named after Dr. Travis Olds (Carnegie Museum, PA, USA).
The research team that discovered and described Oldsite includes Dr. Jakub Plášil from the Czech Republic’s Institute of Physics ASCR, Dr. Anthony R. Kampf of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Dr. Chi Ma of California Institute of Technology, and German mineralogist Joy Desor. source:https://carnegiemnh.org/press/mineral-oldsite-named-for-carnegie-museum-of-natural-history-scientist/
Plášil, J., Kampf, A., Ma, C., & Desor, J. (2022). Oldsite, K2Fe2 [(UO2)(SO4)2]2(H2O)8, a new uranyl sulfate mineral from Utah, USA: Its description and implications for the formation and occurrences of uranyl sulfate minerals. Mineralogical Magazine, 1-9. doi:10.1180/mgm.2022.106