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PostPosted: Feb 07, 2018 14:21    Post subject: Re: Presentation of new members - Kevin Schofield from Houston, Texas  

Kevin

I am a self described 'carbonate freak', focusing from 1988 to 2000 on all carbonates, and thereafter smithsonite and dolomite from Tsumeb exclusively. This is a great area of collection focus. Welcome aboard. This is a well managed forum, with lots of very knowledgeable and sharing enthusiasts, as you are discovering.
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PostPosted: Feb 08, 2018 00:34    Post subject: Re: Presentation of new members - Kevin Schofield from Houston, Texas  

Welcome to The Forum, Kevin.

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PostPosted: Feb 08, 2018 03:12    Post subject: Re: Presentation of new members - Reference Thread  

Welcome, Jim. You will meet a good number of Tsumeb fans here:-)
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PostPosted: Feb 08, 2018 03:58    Post subject: Re: Presentation of new members - Kevin Schofield from Houston, Texas  

Welcome Kevin. At some point please read the 'General guide for using the Forum'. I spent a long time translating and creating that, so welcome any comments or thoughts - it might need a refresh.
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PostPosted: Mar 15, 2018 22:23    Post subject: Presentation of new members - Phil Persson from Denver, Colorado  

Hi All-
My name is Phil Persson and I am a geologist and mineral collector/dealer living in Denver. While I am new to this forum I have enjoyed reading some of the commentary and discussion on here for a number of years and figured it was time to join.

My passion for minerals started as a child growing up both in Sweden and later quite close to Franklin and Sterling Hill New Jersey, where I found mentors in mineral collecting such as Dick Hauck, John Ciancuilli (now deceased) and others. I moved to Colorado in 2005 for college studies and obtained a bachelors degree in geology from the University of Colorado and more recently a masters degree in geology focusing on petrology and geochemistry from the Colorado School of Mines.

From ~2012 to August of 2017 I ran my own mineral business, Persson Rare Minerals, selling mainly online as well as doing numerous small shows in Colorado and the September Denver Show, as well as Tucson a few times. I tried to specialize in rare species as well as affordable, interesting minerals from "classic" localities.

Last September I started working full-time for Collectors Edge Minerals in Golden, Colorado where I assist with sales, marketing, and geology related to our specimen mining projects. It's been a lot of fun so far and certainly different than what I imagined I might be doing after I finished graduate school last May!

Anyways, nice to meet you all and glad to be part of this discussion board community.

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PostPosted: Mar 16, 2018 04:09    Post subject: Re: Presentation of new members - Phil Persson from Denver, Colorado  

Hey hey Phil
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PostPosted: Mar 16, 2018 09:10    Post subject: Re: Presentation of new members - Phil Persson from Denver, Colorado  

A warm welcome to the Forum Phil.
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PostPosted: Mar 16, 2018 09:46    Post subject: Re: Re: Presentation of new members - Phil Persson from Denver, Colorado  

Welcome! always good to have new FMF bloggers. with your background and current position, your input will be a big addition to the site.

Hope to see many of your posts,
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PostPosted: Mar 16, 2018 13:28    Post subject: Re: Presentation of new members - Phil Persson from Denver, Colorado  

Welcome to the community, Phil :-)
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PostPosted: Mar 16, 2018 20:06    Post subject: Re: Presentation of new members - Phil Persson from Denver, Colorado  

Welcome to The Forum, Phil.

Look forward to your posts.

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PostPosted: Mar 16, 2018 22:24    Post subject: Re: Presentation of new members - Phil Persson from Denver, Colorado  

Good to have you here, Phil. Living the dream, mate.


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PostPosted: Mar 17, 2018 08:21    Post subject: Re: Presentation of new members - Phil Persson from Denver, Colorado  

Hey Phil--welcome! Looking forward to your contributions.
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PostPosted: Mar 18, 2018 12:05    Post subject: Re: Presentation of new members - Phil Persson from Denver, Colorado  

Hi All-
Thank you! Glad to be on here. Looking forward to some interesting discussions.

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PostPosted: Mar 24, 2018 15:53    Post subject: Presentation of new members - David Touitou  

Hello,

My name is DAVID TOUITOU from France. I am a prospector and collector. Thanks for accepting me into this forum. I own also a forum but about seashells ^^

I have recently created a channel dedicated to shells and minerals and I added 2 videos about crystals :











Happy mining to you all !
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PostPosted: Mar 24, 2018 16:31    Post subject: Re: Presentation of new members - David Touitou  

Welcome to The Forum, David.

Look forward to seeing some of your crystals.

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PostPosted: Mar 24, 2018 16:46    Post subject: Re: Presentation of new members - David Touitou  

Don Lum wrote:
Welcome to The Forum, David.

Look forward to seeing some of your crystals.


Thanks Don ! I will make images soon :)

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PostPosted: Mar 24, 2018 17:06    Post subject: Re: Presentation of new members - David Touitou  

welcome to the forum David
I know your videos.
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PostPosted: Mar 25, 2018 02:15    Post subject: Re: Presentation of new members - David Touitou  

Thanks !

Hope you liked them ^^

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PostPosted: Mar 27, 2018 08:20    Post subject: Re: Presentation of new members - David Touitou  

And a warm warm welcome to this forum from... the other side of the Alps! How is the research and the collection of minerals regulated in France?
Greetings from Italy by Riccardo.

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PostPosted: Mar 27, 2018 09:09    Post subject: Re: Presentation of new members - David Touitou  

Thanks Riccardo ! :)
You have a lot of things on your side and the latest book about your Alps was awesome, even if I speak a "school Italian" I would I have loved to read it in English or French ^^

The regulation is horrible in France. You have the right to stay home... Everything about collecting is forbidden :(except when you go in the mountains (and if they are not a national parc). The regulation is very stupid here as we do not accept that the collectors can die when they live their passion, and for that reason all mines are secured or are going to be secured (I mean closed). Most of the land is private too... there is less and less space to prospect. Though, many localities are accessible even if theoretically forbidden...

Mines where you pay per mining that you can find everywhere (USA, SPAIN,....) do not exist here.

I am actually creating a museum in the South of France dedicated to local minerals. I'll keep you informed. DAVID (video is in French).

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