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Wilson W.E.,Mineralogical Record | Neumeier G.,4585 E Camino de Cancun
Mineralogical Record | Year: 2015

The Mineralien-Niederlage ("Mineral Dealership") established by the famous Freiberg Mining Academy began supplying students of mineralogy with mineral collections and fine specimens in 1765. Though it has dealt primarily through exchanges since 1956, when it was integrated into the Academy collections, and is no longer the major source that it once was, it remains the world's oldest continuously operating mineral business. Many classic specimens in collections worldwide can trace their origin to this important source. Source


Neumeier G.,4585 E Camino de Cancun
Mineralogical Record | Year: 2015

Abraham Gottlob Werner was undoubtedly the most famous mineralogist of his time. He introduced the concept of Geognosie (the science of the structure and composition of the Earth's crust) to the world - a science now called geology. Werner was the first to introduce comprehensible systems of classification to mineralogy and petrology. His teaching furthered the education of students at the Freiberg Mining Academy, aided by his extensive personal collection of over 10, 000 mineral specimens. Source


Massanek A.,TU Bergakademie Freiberg | Sandmann D.,TU Bergakademie Freiberg | Neumeier G.,4585 E Camino de Cancun
Mineralogical Record | Year: 2015

During nearly 800 years of active mining, Germany's famous Freiberg mining district has yielded roughly 5, 500 tons of pure silver, some of it in the form of extraordinary mineral specimens. The district is also the type locality for argyrodite, cuprite, diaphonie, freibergite, freieslehenite, jordisite, kermesite, miargyrite, nakrite, pearceite-T2ac, polybasite, pyrostilpnite, stephanite and xanthoconite. Freiberg minerals were also the source of two new elements: indium and germanium. Source


Neumeier G.,4585 E Camino de Cancun
Mineralogical Record | Year: 2015

"⋯ the American Freibergers are found to have migrated to the remotest mineral sections - the mining missionaries, as it were, on the world's frontiers of advancing industry - and there left in home and foreign fields their marks of achievement in the upbuilding of these foremost of basic industries ranging from iron to gold, and from coal to diamonds⋯" (Frederick Gleason Corning, 1920). Source

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