Several people authorised the use of their mineral pictures. All images are copyrighted; any commercial or unauthorised use is prohibited.
Guy BERSET, Geneva, Switzerland, former president of Société genevoise de minéralogie
Giancarlo BRIZZI, Firenze, Toscana, Italy.
Joël BRUGGER, Universität Basel, Switzerland and Department of Earth Sciences, Monash University, Australia.
Dieter BUCHERT, Koblenz, Germany. Photo by Heinz Dieter Müller.
Andrea DALIA, Nice, France. He also guided me in several Provence mines.
Jack EAKER, USA: Minerals from the Foote mine.
Georges FAVREAU, Aix-en-Provence, France. Georges Favreau is also the author of the well known crystal drawing program FACES.
James FERRAIOLO, Bowie, Maryland, USA. Ferrolaueite.
Kjell GATEDAL, School of Mines and Metallurgy, Filipstad, Sweden: photographs of swedish minerals in reflected light.
José Rafael GONZÁLEZ LÓPEZ, Spain.
Richard C. ERD, USGS Palo Alto, USA.
Paul HOTTINGER, Kirschbaumweg 15, CH-2563 Ipsach, Switzerland, for the Schweizer Strahler pictures [SVSMF/ASCMF]. Write him to obtain a complimentary copy of this Swiss mineral magazine (with strong emphasis on alpine minerals: Gotthard, Binntal, etc. - in German, French, Italian and Romanche: the four national languages of Switzerland), where you'll find the pictures by Stefan Ansermet, Walter Gabriel, Erich Offermann, Thomas Schüpbach and other people mentionned under the displayed images at ATHENA.
Jacques JEDWAB, ULB, Bruxelles, Belgium.
Denise KUBLI-MONGE, Geneva, Switzerland, authorised to display several pictures taken by Willy KUBLI, former president of Société genevoise de minéralogie.
Roger MARTIN, Nyon, Switzerland: pictures of minerals from Condorcet, Drôme, France.
Alice & Eugen RONDORF, Neuwied, Germany: Eifel minerals with several pictures by Eddy Van der Meersche, Gent, Belgium.
Halil SARP, Curator, Département de Minéralogie, Muséum d'Histoire naturelle de Genève. SEM pictures at MHNG, by J. WUEST.
Susanne Theodora SCHMIDT, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Geneva University. Photographs of thin plates under petrographic microscope. See Athena OpticMin.
Walter TRATTNER, Bad Waltersdorf, Austria, offered Chayesite and Trattnerite pictures.
Eddy VAN DER MEERSCHE, Mineralcolor vzw, Gent, Belgium John VEEVAERT, California, allowed the use of several images displayed at Trinity Mineral Company.
Robert VERNET, 11 rue des Hirondelles, F-31520 Ramonville Saint-Agne. He has a famous collection of 10000 slides; ask him for his list of remarkable stereo slides!
Philippe WAGNEUR, photographer at MHNG, Muséum d'Histoire naturelle de Genève
Eric WENGER, Canberra, Australia.
OPAQUE MINERALS. See also slides from opaque minerals here: ore microscopy at Mineral Resources and Geofluids, University of Geneva.
Background picture: Widmanstätten pattern in a Gibeon octahedrite - cut, polished, etched ... and scanned.