Antique Labels and Mineral Specimens from
Paul de Bondt Collection
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J. - Titanite (sphene)
Titanite (11.2 x 7.7 cm; major crystal's height: 9 mm)
on albite from Tavetsch area (Grisons, Switzerland) with
its label (8.7 x 6.8 cm) "Collection Minéralogique
| J. Bardet" where it was numbered "1,800".
A second handwritten label (7.9 x 5.4 cm) accompanies
the specimen and bears the text "Sphen. | Piz Culmatsch,
|De Koninck, L.L. - Carpholite
Carpholite (5 x 8.6 cm) from Meuville (Belgium) with its
original blind stamped label (6.3 x 9.9 cm) from "L.L.
De Koninck | Ingénieur & Docteur en Sciences
| Liége" with the handwritten text: "22148
| M. 4238 | Carpholite (très - rare) | du terrain
ardennais | Meuville | Prov.[ince] de Liége".
The label belongs to Lucien Louis De Koninck (1844-1921)
who was the son of Laurent Guillaume De Koninck (1809-1887).
L.G. De Koninck was a medical doctor and paleontologist
and the mineral koninckite was named after him by G. Cesàro
|Ferrier, W.F. - Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite (5.5 x 7.2 cm) from Bad Ems (Rhineland-Palatinate,
Germany) with its original label (4.7 x 8.3 cm) from the
collection of W.F. Ferrier (Ottawa, Canada) and numbered
"550/4653"; a Lawrence H. Conklin label (4.7
x 7 cm) and a handwritten label (3.3 x 5.7 cm) accompany
|Hübler, Dr. M. - Dolomite
Dolomite (4.8 x 6.6 cm) from the Friedrichssegen mine
near Bad Ems (Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany) with its
original label (4.6 x 7.8 cm) from the Dr. M. Hübler
collection (Altenburg, Germany) indicating that the specimen
was acquired from the Freiberg Mining Academy.
|Rashleigh, Philip - Native Copper
Native copper (8.2 x 12.6 cm) from the Poldory mine (Gwennap,
Cornwall) with a handwritten label (2.5 x 10 cm) from
Sir Arthur Russell who obtained the specimen from the
Philip Rashleigh collection, and a label (4.6 x 6 cm)
from K.P. Hammond (Dorridge, UK).
|Stephan Franz Victor of Habsburg-Lorraine, Archduke - Sphalerite
Sphalerite (5.5 x 6.6 cm) from Bad Ems (Germany) with
its label (4.8 x 7.4 cm) bearing the handwritten text:
"509 | 76 Zinkblende | Ems" from the collection
of Archduke Stephan Franz Victor of Habsburg-Lorraine.
A handwritten label (0.6 x 2.3 cm) stating "Zinkblende,
Pfingstwiese bei Ems, Nassau 1889. Coll. C. Rumpff"
is glued on the back of the specimen.
|Underhill, E. B. - Calcite
Calcite crystals (9.5 x 11 cm) from Andreasberg (Harz,
Germany) and its label (3.5 x 7.8 cm) with the handwritten
text: "Calcite | Andreasberg | Hartz" from the
collection of E.B. Underhill (1809-1888).