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PostPosted: Nov 16, 2013 09:06    Post subject: In Memoriam - Dr. Joan Viñals passed away  

Dr. Joan Viñals passed away yesterday. He was the main highlight of the recent Spanish mineralogy and an indefatigable help for beginners and professionals.

His decease is a very bad news for the mineralogy, discoverer and publisher of several new species we will miss him a lot in Spain as well as the international mineralogical community will miss him. Probably other FMFers will express better than me whom really was the Dr. Joan Viñals, currently I'm too sad to do better.

More infos here (in Spanish language) -> http://www.foro-minerales.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=101482#101482

Rest in peace Joan, we already miss you.



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PostPosted: Nov 16, 2013 20:13    Post subject: Re: Obituary - Dr. Joan Viñals passed away yesterday  

My condolences for your friend.
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PostPosted: Nov 17, 2013 05:16    Post subject: Re: Obituary - Dr. Joan Viñals passed away yesterday  

Mark Ost wrote:
My condolences for your friend.


I would like to add my voice to that of Mark's. We also lost a close friend a few days ago! We know what it feels like!

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PostPosted: Nov 17, 2013 11:28    Post subject: Re: Obituary - Dr. Joan Viñals passed away yesterday  

Dear Jordi,

Please accept my condolences on the loss of your good friend.

Respectfully,

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PostPosted: Nov 18, 2013 08:57    Post subject: Re: Obituary - Dr. Joan Viñals passed away yesterday  

Hi Jordi!
Please accept also my condilences from Italy! I have never known Joan, but I perfectly know what it means to lose a dear friend all of a sudden, moreover if he/she wasn't so old. But I think a dear person is never old enough for dieing!
Greetings from Italy by Riccardo.

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PostPosted: Nov 18, 2013 09:45    Post subject: Re: Obituary - Dr. Joan Viñals passed away yesterday  

Hello Jordi,

I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your friend. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy.

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PostPosted: Dec 17, 2013 07:49    Post subject: Re: Obituary - Dr. Joan Viñals passed away  

Jordi,
I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your friend. Please accept my condolences.
Is it possible, I feel to know his face?
Roger.
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PostPosted: Dec 17, 2013 08:25    Post subject: Re: Obituary - Dr. Joan Viñals passed away  

Roger Warin wrote:
...Is it possible, I feel to know his face?
Roger.

Sure Roger, please use the link I mentioned in my post: http://www.foro-minerales.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=101482#101482 and scroll down.

Is not only a great lost for me but also for all mineralogical community, he was one of the greatest analysts in the world.
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PostPosted: Dec 17, 2013 15:59    Post subject: Re: Obituary - Dr. Joan Viñals passed away  

Jordi - my heart goes out to you at the loss of your friend. The world is a little smaller place now.

Yours,

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