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Alpine Mineral Museum in Bramberg, Austria

Alpine Mineral Museum in Bramberg, Austria

Bramberg am Wildkogel is a small municipality in the Salzburgerland, Austria. The small town hosts one of the top quality collections of Alpine minerals. Definitely a must see for all serious collectors visiting Austrian Alps!

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Native Platinum - Properties, Photos and Occurence

Native Platinum - Properties, Photos and Occurence

Platinum is a commercially valuable metallic native element, prized for its physical resistance to chemical and temperature assault, its ductility and malleability, and its utility in enabling catalytic reactions. It is also a precious metal and in the natural form also a rare collecting asset.

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Cinnabar - Epic Mineral Overview

Cinnabar - Epic Mineral Overview

Cinnabar is bright red mercury sulfide, which is a main ore of mercury and used to be a source of red pigments for milleniums. Cinnabar (and mercury) had been a key to mining precious metals until beginning of the 20th century and also saved a millions of teeth.

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