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2010 - Urals with Young Spirifer, part II

     

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From Slyudorudnik we drove to Yekaterinburg. Google Earth.

 

On the way there we stopped to relax. A. Korzekwa photo.

 

Lake near Yekaterinburg. A. Korzekwa photo.

 

Cooling down in the lake. It was the hottest summer in many years with temperature up to around 40C.
A. Korzekwa photo.

 

Lake. M. Wikiera photo.

 

Sunset by the lake. A. Korzekwa photo.

 

Sign Yekaterinburg. It says "Europe" on the left and "Asia" on the right. M. Wikiera photo.

 

Very modern center of Yekaterinburg. A. Korzekwa photo.

 

Eastern Orthodox Church. A. Korzekwa photo.

 

And Lenin again. M. Wikiera photo.

 

Interesting contrast - old wooden building with a modern office building. A. Korzekwa photo.

 

Beautiful old building. K. Dembicz photo.

 

Train station. M. Wikiera photo.

 

Window of the train station. M. Wikiera photo.

 

Sign saying "drinking your own alcohol is forbiden". M. Wikiera photo.

 

Old house in Yekaterinburg. K. Dembicz photo.

 

Windows. K. Dembicz photo.

 

Urals Geology Institiute. A. Korzekwa photo.

 

Museum of Stones. K. Dembicz photo.

 

Uvarovite specimens in Museum of Stones. A. Korzekwa photo.

 

Big anapait specimen. A. Korzekwa photo.

 

Interesting fluorite. A. Korzekwa photo.

 

Huge, superb quality axinite specimen from Puiva, Urals. A. Korzekwa photo.

 

Fragment of the exhibition. A. Korzekwa photo.

 

Uvarovite with calcite. A. Korzekwa photo.

 

Rutile inclusions in quartz. K. Dembicz photo.

 

Amethyst on calcite. A. Korzekwa photo.

 

Table made of... A. Korzekwa photo.

 

... Urals malachite. K. Dembicz photo.

 

Vase made of malachite. A. Korzekwa photo.

 

Interesting "mineral art". A. Korzekwa photo.

 

Almost everything that this sculpture consists of is made of natural minerals. M. Wikiera photo.

 

Almost everything that this sculpture consists of is made of natural minerals. M. Wikiera photo.

 

Agata wondering if this quartz specimen would fit to her collection. A. Korzekwa photo.

 

Next stop - Asbest town. Google Earth.

 

Satellite photo of Asbest town area. Main quarry is about 10 km long! Note Malyshevo on the north - it is our next stop. Google Earth.

 

Sign at the entrance to Asbest town in Cyryllic script. Russian anonymus photo.

 

Interesting motto - `"Asbest - my town and destiny". K. Dembicz photo.

 

Socialist Realism mosaic. M. Wikiera photo.

 

Another interesting slogan - ``Welcome Asbest - our family home``. M. Wikiera photo.

 

This is a really huge quarry! K. Dembicz photo.

 

Note the size of train compared with the quarry size. K. Dembicz photo.

 

Asbestos from Asbest. K. Dembicz photo.

 

Vesuvianite from the Asbest quarry. G. Bijak photo.

 

Vesuvianite from the Asbest quarry - main crystal about 3 cm. G. Bijak photo.

 

Garnets from the Asbest quarry. G. Bijak photo.

 

Famous Malysheva is located not far from Asbest. Google Earth.

 

Sign at the entrance to Malysheva town. K. Dembicz photo.

 

Another relic of communism - hammer and sickle. A. Korzekwa photo.

 

Shaft in Malysheva. K. Dembicz photo.

 

Looking for emeralds. A. Korzekwa photo.

 

Metamorphic rocks. A. Korzekwa photo.

 

small garnets in metamorphic rock. A. Korzekwa photo.

 

Emerald specimens in the local museum. A. Korzekwa photo.

 

Huge emerald in shist. M. Wikiera photo.

 

Another stop - famous Berezovsk. Google Earth.

 

Mineralized veins in Berezovsky deposit.

 

One of the shafts in Berezovsk. K. Dembicz photo.

 

Huge complex pyrite crystal from Berezovsk in the museum. A. Korzekwa photo.

 

Pyrite from Berezovsk. K. Dembicz photo.

 

Pyrite from Berezovsk. K. Dembicz photo.

 

Berezovsk is also a type locality for crocoite. K. Dembicz photo.

 

Huge specimen of crocoite from Berezovsk. K. Dembicz photo.

 

From Berezovsk we drove to Shabry - talc quarries. Google Earth.

 

Talc quarry in Shabry. K. Dembicz photo.

 

This unusual shape of the quarry walls... K. Dembicz photo.

 

... is a result of ... K. Dembicz photo.

 

... sawing. Talc is so soft that it is cut with saws! K. Dembicz photo.

 

Talc vein in talc rock. K. Dembicz photo.

 

Digging in talk vein. K. Dembicz photo.

 

Hematite crystal in talk. K. Dembicz photo.

 

Talk from Shabry - specimen about 7cm big. G. Bijak photo.

 

hematite in talk - crystal about 1cm. G. Bijak photo.

 

Hematite crystal from Shabry - about 2 cm big. G. Bijak photo.

 

One of the last stops - famous fossils locality - Ulianovsk. Google Earth.

 

Ulianovsk locality is located at the border of river. Interesting fog appeared for a while. M. Wikiera photo.

 

"Beach" is the main outcrop in Ulianovsk. K. Dembicz photo.

 

Ammonites on the beach. M. Wikiera photo.

 

Ammonites on the beach. M. Wikiera photo.

 

Collecting on the beach. K. Dembicz photo.

 

Fragment of a big Jurassic ammonite. K. Dembicz photo.

 

A few minutes of collecting and we had plenty of them! K. Dembicz photo.

 

Some where much bigger than others... M. Wikiera photo.

 

... like this one...  K. Dembicz photo.

 

... and this one. K. Dembicz photo.

 

We also found vertebra of some ichtiosaur-like animal. K. Dembicz photo.

 

And here is the skull! M. Wikiera photo.

 

Skull of ichtiosaur-like animal. M. Wikiera photo.

 

 

Specimens in the museum. K. Dembicz photo.

 

Ammonites from the museum collection. M. Wikiera photo.

 

Ammonites from the museum collection. M. Wikiera photo.

 

Vertebrate fossils in the museum. M. Wikiera photo.

 

And of course souvenirs of communism :-) M. Wikiera photo.

 

Our last stop - Moscow. Google Earth photo.

 

In the center of Moscow. M. Wikiera photo.

 

At the Red Square. M. Wikiera photo.

 

At the Red Square. M. Wikiera photo.

 

Red Square - always full of tourists. M. Wikiera photo.

 

Old center of Moscow. M. Wikiera photo.

 

Old center of Moscow. M. Wikiera photo.

 

One of the moust famous Orthodox churches in Russia at the Red Square. M. Wikiera photo.

 

One of the moust famous Orthodox churches in Russia at the Red Square. M. Wikiera photo.

 

Mausoleum of Lenin where his body is kept! M. Wikiera photo.

 

And again you can communist symbols all around of Moscow. M. Wikiera photo.

 

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