1999-2003 various photographs



Jenny Marshall holds Marie Curie's laboratory smock, at the Curie Institute Museum in Paris.

Jim and Jenny Marshall in front of a 500-year old half-timbered house in Narborough, England.

At the "forgotten" Fata Baii (Fascebanya) Mine in Romania, where tellurium was discovered.

In front of St. Pancras Railway Station in London, waiting for a train to transport them to Scotland.


The boat that transported Jim and Jenny and their host Dr. Alf Olaf Larsen to the small island of Løvøya, Langesundfjord, Norway, where two centuries ago thorite (ThSiO4) was discovered by a local parson hunting ducks.



Jenny Marshall fulfills her dreams to ride "Indiana Jones" style in a mine car in Hettstedt, Germany.


In Paris, Jim Marshall speaks with Camille Demarçay de Carayon Talpayrac, the granddaughter of Eugene Demarçay, the discoverer of europium. Mme. Talpayrac held important, old letters of correspondence with Pierre Curie.



In the library at the University of Halle, Germany, with Dr. Monika Plass, Jim Marshall researches the history of Ernst Dorn. The authors always read the original literature of the discoverers, thereby finding many errors in current literature.


Discovery! On Monte Paderno of the Italian Apennines, "phosphoro di Bologna" is discovered (barite, barium sulfate), the original mineral wherein barium was discovered.


A vein of strontianite (SrCO3) is discovered at the original mine at Strontian, Scotland.

Jim Marshall views an original Swedish text by Cronstedt (the discoverer of nickel) with Bengt Hogrelius, an expert on the Bastnäs Mine in Sweden, where cerium was discovered.



In an ancient Roman Mine at Rosia Montana, Romania. The shafts were barely large enough to accommodate the slave workers.



On Bispberg Klack, Sweden, where both molybdenum and tungsten were discovered.


Scottish sheep guard the road to Sròn an t-Sìthein (Strontian), the original source of the mineral strontianite (SrCO3).

Jenny Marshall searching the talus slopes of the Ytterby Mine, Sweden. Much beautiful quartzite and felspar (originally used for the porcelain trade) can be found, and occasionally a specimen of rare earth minerals (gadolinite or yttrotantalite) may be spotted.


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