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VII 2011 – Collecting in Alps, part II

 

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Andrzej examining a pocket. G. Bijak photo.

 

Quartz. G. Bijak photo.

 

More quartz. A. Korzekwa photo.

 

Quartz with fluorites. Unfortunately it was not easy to get some of specimens out of the rock. A. Korzekwa photo.

 

Even though we collected a lot of specimens. A. Korzekwa photo.

 

Pockets. A. Korzekwa photo.

 

Gwindel! Not the best one but self found! K. Dembicz photo.

 

Quartz with chlorite. K. Dembicz photo.

 

Nice specimen. K. Dembicz photo.

 

Krzysztof - hammer in one hand, quartz in the other one. P. Ducki photo.

 

A big pocket. K. Dembicz photo.

 

Quartz with chlorite. K. Dembicz photo.

 

We found also some calcite. K. Dembicz photo.

 

Helicopter wreck. K. Dembicz photo.

 

And a few mintutes of rest before going back. G. Bijak photo.

 

Unfortunately finally we had to leave. G. Bijak photo.

 

We on the bottom of valley. G. Bijak photo.

 

The way back was much more difficoult - backpacks full of quartz did not help us. G. Bijak photo.

 

The way back was much more difficoult - backpacks full of quartz did not help us. G. Bijak photo.

 

We were happy it was not galena. G. Bijak photo.

 

We were happy it was not galena. G. Bijak photo.

 

Via ferratas. G. Bijak photo.

 

Via ferratas. G. Bijak photo.

 

And a last look to the glacier. G. Bijak photo.

 

Our next destination was Val Giuv, Switzerland. Google maps.

 

On the way to Switzerland. G. Bijak photo.

 

Lendscape from our road. G. Bijak photo.

 

Val Giuv. A. Korzekwa photo.

 

We set off again - for more quartz. A. Korzekwa photo.

 

We set off again - for more quartz. A. Korzekwa photo.

 

Val Giuv. A. Korzekwa photo.

 

We were sure this cow starred in the ad of Milka! G. Bijak photo.

 

Our camp in Val Giuv. A. Korzekwa photo.

 

Our camp in Val Giuv. G. Bijak photo.

 

Eating dinner in restaurant with beautiful panorama. G. Bijak photo.

 

View from the top of Peak Giuv. G. Bijak photo.

 

View to the ridge around Val Giuv. G. Bijak photo.

View to the ridge around Val Giuv. G. Bijak photo.

 

Our bath. G. Bijak photo.

 

Flowers. A. Korzekwa photo.

 

Getting some rest. G. Bijak photo.

 

We found huge number of pockets but they were mostly already worked and exhausted. A. Korzekwa photo.

 

Andrzej working in the geode. K. Dembicz photo.

 

Finally we found a big pocket that was not totally empty, somebody who was here before us did not notice a huge zone with quartz at the lower par of the geode. We did. A. Korzekwa photo.

 

We collected many kilograms of quartz from this pocket. A. Korzekwa photo.

 

Some of them were quite big. A. Korzekwa photo.

 

Some of them were quite big. A. Korzekwa photo.

 

Krzysztof inside `our` geode. A. Korzekwa photo.

 

Quartz in situ in chlorite. K. Dembicz photo.

 

Quartz in situ in chlorite. K. Dembicz photo.

 

Quartz in situ in chlorite. K. Dembicz photo.

 

Quartz in situ in chlorite. K. Dembicz photo.

 

Quartz in situ in chlorite. Some of crystals were of really nice color under the green chlorite clay. K. Dembicz photo.

 

We were all very happy, we did not expect to find such a great place to collect. K. Dembicz photo.

 

We were all very happy, we did not expect to find such a great place to collect. K. Dembicz photo.

 

Specimen from the geode above. A. Korzekwa photo.

 

Krzysztof examining freshly mined specimens. A. Korzekwa photo.

 

Specimens. A. Korzekwa photo.

 

Andrzej with his prize. K. Dembicz photo.

 

Quartz cluster. A. Korzekwa photo.

 

The best gwindel that we found. A. Korzekwa.

 

We collected a lot of quartz... K. Dembicz photo.

 

The best specimen we found in situ. K. Dembicz photo.

 

Big crystals in situ in the geode. K. Dembicz photo.

 

Krzysztof with the specimen from the photo above. A. Korzekwa photo.

 

Unfortunately we had to go back. There was a lot of packing before. A. Korzekwa photo.

 

We were very unhappy to leave the Alps - but it was not the end of our trip, on the way back we visited Holzmaden in Germany. Google maps.

 

Looking for Jurrasic ammonites in Holzmaden. G. Bijak photo.

 

Looking for Jurrasic ammonites in Holzmaden. G. Bijak photo.

 

Jurrasic ammonites in Holzmaden. G. Bijak photo.

 

Jurrasic ammonites in Holzmaden. G. Bijak photo.

 

Famous museum in Holzmaden, very impressive. G. Bijak photo.

 

Museum in Holzmaden with crocodiles, fishes, dinosaurs etc. G. Bijak photo.

 

Most of us in front of giant plate with crinoids. G. Bijak photo.

 

The next and last stop was in Lwowek Slaski - were some of us stayed at the 1st Mindat.org conference. Google maps

 

Szymon and Jasiek with agates they found in Nowy Kosciol on the fildtrip during the Mindat.org Conference in Lwowek. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Our exhibition in Lwowek - some of those specimens were in the geodes only three days before! J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

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