[meteorite-list] Orgueil, Main Mass!
From: Mike Farmer <farmerm_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:44:42 2004
I also was just in Paris on Monday and saw the display. The Orgueil was
incredible! Bob's slice was very nice and I watched as many people were awed by
it. The diamonds were breathtaking, and the display was so well done.
You get to see diamonds from private collections and the companies like De
Beers. Do not miss this show if you can get over there. Also don't try to go on
Tuesday, it is closed then along with the Louvre. There is also a huge iron
meteorite, oriented nose cone from Morocco, I dont know which meteorite it was
but it was very nice.
Michel Franco wrote:
> Hi list
> We spend two days in Paris and went to visit the incredible DIAMONDS
> exhibition at the Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle de Paris. (1 hour
> queue to enter !) It is worth going there.
> It displays the biggest ever made exhibition of diamonds over the world,
> including many many historical diamonds and also in showcase just three
> major meteorites; a Murch with crust, and Allende and ORGUEIL MAIN MASS with
> its remaining crust! All three have nano diamonds. Also displayed the
> diamond dust extracted from 1 kg of Allende: a white paste just like flour!
> Thanks also to Bob Hagg who mad available for that show his wide Esquel
> slice, you know, the one that he is holding above his head and that all of
> us have seen in many publications. Impressive!
> If you pop up in Paris before this summer, take an afternoon to visit this
> exhibition. And do not miss the treasure room, downstairs, when you think
> you have finished the tour!
> Our two carats,
> Best wishes
> Michel & Francoise FRANCO
> 100 Chemin des Campènes
> 74400 CHAMONIX - FRANCE
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