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PostPosted: Aug 16, 2013 05:02    Post subject: Fabre's past  

A recently discovered image of Jordi Fabre shortly before he gave up mining to pursue his mineral specimen business.


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PostPosted: Aug 16, 2013 06:42    Post subject: Re: Fabre's past  

vic rzonca wrote:
A recently discovered image of Jordi Fabre shortly BEFORE he gave up mining...

Wrong Vic. Is me already digging in La Collada for Fluorites. You can see some Fluorite's cubes behind me (with modified corners... ;-) ;-) ;-)
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PostPosted: Aug 16, 2013 11:01    Post subject: Re: Fabre's past  

Hi Jordi!
Then this is your Klondike, where you found your "Number One" stone, like Scrooge McDuck!!! I can gamble you still have this stone or these stones in your collection!
Greetings from Italy by Riccardo.

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PostPosted: Aug 16, 2013 15:42    Post subject: Re: Fabre's past  

Smoking at a young age explains a lot of your current behavior. I was unaware that Barcelona had salt mines or any other mine for that matter.
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PostPosted: Aug 17, 2013 02:11    Post subject: Re: Fabre's past  

Hi Jordi. Here is an excellent chance for you to share a bit more of yourself with us. May I ask you for a few more photos and a story of your journey in the mineral world.
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PostPosted: Aug 17, 2013 03:58    Post subject: Re: Fabre's past  

Vic,

There is something missing on the photo. Where is the grapefruit glass so dear to Jordi :-)

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PostPosted: Aug 17, 2013 06:17    Post subject: Re: Fabre's past  

Christophe, I'm pretty sure the image was taken just after the invention of dirt, so Jordi had to wait for the fruit to ripen.
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PostPosted: Aug 17, 2013 07:05    Post subject: Re: Fabre's past  

Pierre Joubert wrote:
...May I ask you for a few more photos and a story of your journey in the mineral world.

Is not a good idea Pierre, believe me... ;-) Anyway, if you have enough courage you can check this link



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PostPosted: Aug 17, 2013 07:05    Post subject: Re: Fabre's past  

Hello.
In fact, Jordi is not of this planet. He arrived aboard a meteorite from the planet Meteor. So can not talk about meteorites. Are the memories ....
But who was traveling with him?



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PostPosted: Aug 17, 2013 07:21    Post subject: Re: Fabre's past  

Félix Estrella wrote:
Hello.
In fact, Jordi is not of this planet. He arrived aboard a meteorite from the planet Meteor. So can not talk about meteorites. Are the memories ....
But who was traveling with him?


Felix, it has to be Jolyon Ralph! It's all becoming clear.
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PostPosted: Aug 17, 2013 08:01    Post subject: Re: Fabre's past  

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May I ask you for a few more photos and a story of your journey in the mineral world.

I know Jordi spent some time there as proven by the photo. Vic I guess you are right. The other person on the photo looks like Jolyon...

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PostPosted: Aug 17, 2013 10:24    Post subject: Re: Fabre's past  

Félix Estrella wrote:
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In fact, Jordi is not of this planet. He arrived aboard a meteorite from the planet Meteor. So can not talk about meteorites. Are the memories ....
But who was traveling with him?


That explains a lot. Like Superman Jordi came to earth from another planet.

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PostPosted: Aug 17, 2013 13:00    Post subject: Re: Fabre's past  

Jordi Fabre wrote:
Pierre Joubert wrote:
...May I ask you for a few more photos and a story of your journey in the mineral world.

Is not a good idea Pierre, believe me... ;-) Anyway, if you have enough courage you can check this link


That is good enough for me Jordi. You will find it amusing to know that when I first heard about Fabre minerals, I thought you were German :-)

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PostPosted: Aug 17, 2013 16:32    Post subject: Re: Fabre's past  

Hi Jordi:

It is good to know about your past and very tender childhood. The photo says all it wants to say, and may be it marked the beginning of your current profession.

Congratulations and thanks for sharing it with us.

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PostPosted: Aug 17, 2013 16:35    Post subject: Re: Fabre's past  

After these revelations, I worry about his future more!
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PostPosted: Apr 10, 2015 23:38    Post subject: Re: Fabre's past  

Félix Estrella wrote:
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In fact, Jordi is not of this planet. He arrived aboard a meteorite from the planet Meteor. So can not talk about meteorites. Are the memories ....
But who was traveling with him?


Interesting amygdules there!
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PostPosted: Apr 23, 2015 08:44    Post subject: Re: Fabre's past  

As I was leaving Tucson this year and stopped at the grade crossing on 6th, I see Jordi headed out of town with an empty wagon. Business must be good.


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PostPosted: Apr 23, 2015 12:50    Post subject: Re: Fabre's past  

vic rzonca wrote:
It's a long way back to Barcelona.

True. In fact I don't arrived yet to Barcelona so I'm in process to evaluate to come back to Tucson now and remain there waiting for 2016! ;-)
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PostPosted: May 15, 2015 09:49    Post subject: Re: Fabre's past  

Being a young man on the lookout for saleable minerals, Jordi searches for a place to park his ass in the town of Morenci, AZ.. He had heard that Peter Megaw was snooping around a hole in the ground and needed to see what he was up to.


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PostPosted: May 15, 2015 11:32    Post subject: Re: Fabre's past  

However, sometimes you don't even need to look around Peter's holes. You can find amazing stuff just below the tables as shown in this photo. And they are even already packed and ready to bring home, unless a savage collector sets up a raid and takes them all away...


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