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PostPosted: Jul 10, 2014 10:05    Post subject: In Memoriam - Luiz Menezes, a wonderful friend  

Our loved Luiz Alberto Menezes passed away.

Too sad, I have no words, sorry....
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PostPosted: Jul 10, 2014 10:17    Post subject: Re: In Memoriam - Luiz Menezes, a wonderful friend  

Luiz was such a nice man, and a genuinely warm and kind person. I will miss him.
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PostPosted: Jul 10, 2014 10:30    Post subject: Re: In Memoriam - Luiz Menezes, a wonderful friend  

I am deeply grieved by the sad news of Luiz Alberto Menezes's passing away,,,all words are useless now.
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PostPosted: Jul 10, 2014 10:39    Post subject: Re: In Memoriam - Luiz Menezes, a wonderful friend  

Amen to the above. Words are not adequate to express the loss that we have just experienced. Rest in peace, my friend.
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PostPosted: Jul 10, 2014 11:05    Post subject: Re: In Memoriam - Luiz Menezes, a wonderful friend  

This is terrible news. As a big fan of Brazilian minerals I always made it a point to visit Luiz's room at Denver and Tucson. His knowledge of Brazil's minerals and localities was invaluable, and he was a such a kind and friendly person. He will be greatly missed. Thoughts are with his family.

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PostPosted: Jul 10, 2014 11:10    Post subject: Re: In Memoriam - Luiz Menezes, a wonderful friend  

So sorry to hear about this; Luis was much liked and respected.
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PostPosted: Jul 10, 2014 11:13    Post subject: Re: In Memoriam - Luiz Menezes, a wonderful friend  

I agree. I had the opportunity to meet him in person a couple of times at the Ste Marie show. Very sad news.
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PostPosted: Jul 10, 2014 11:29    Post subject: Re: In Memoriam - Luiz Menezes, a wonderful friend  

a very sad day for the world of mineralogy. I still have some specimens I bought from his many many moons ago - will keep them forever now

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PostPosted: Jul 10, 2014 12:07    Post subject: Re: In Memoriam - Luiz Menezes, a wonderful friend  

Sometimes you meet someone who you can easily feel comfortable with. Luiz was a humble fellow. Thanks for your friendship Luiz. Now you are at one with the minerals you knew so much about.


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PostPosted: Jul 10, 2014 13:14    Post subject: Re: In Memoriam - Luiz Menezes, a wonderful friend  

Vaya con Dios amigo!
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PostPosted: Jul 10, 2014 17:45    Post subject: Re: In Memoriam - Luiz Menezes, a wonderful friend  

I purchased something from Luis almost every year in Tucson, and always came away from the encounter with a smile on my face. He was a good man, and I will miss him like fire. As Peter says "Vaya con Dios, amigo."

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PostPosted: Jul 11, 2014 02:47    Post subject: Re: In Memoriam - Luiz Menezes, a wonderful friend  

The team of "Le Règne Minéral" has learned with a great sadness the death of Luis.

Our team will remember that Luis always gave him a little time for our reports, with a smile, sharing with passion its mineralogical news from Brazil.

Our sincere condolences to his family.
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PostPosted: Jul 11, 2014 03:13    Post subject: Re: In Memoriam - Luiz Menezes, a wonderful friend  

Rest in peace Luiz


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PostPosted: Jul 11, 2014 04:03    Post subject: Re: In Memoriam - Luiz Menezes, a wonderful friend  

Hi to everybody!
There are no words to describe my pain as soon as I have read this topic. I knew Luiz well, I saw him at the first MIndat meeting in Lwowek Slaski three years ago and always saw him in Munich. I fully agree with all of you. It's a big big loss for our world of mineralogy!
All my condolences to the family of Luiz and greetings from Italy by Riccardo.

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PostPosted: Jul 11, 2014 05:13    Post subject: Re: In Memoriam - Luiz Menezes, a wonderful friend  

This year I missed in Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, the presence of Luiz A. Menezes, well known mineralogist and dealer. He always brought rare species from Brazilian pegmatites. This year his brother Carlos was there and told me that Luiz was fighting against cancer. Unfortunately he has lost this battle.

Luiz was a very affable person, with this sweet Brazilian speaking accent. We spend our time talking about pegmatite minerals, both the Brazilian and the Cap de Creus (Catalonia) or les Alberes (France). Luiz explained to me how he got rare specimens from micas, before miners or sellers washed with acid the specimens to be sold by weight. In those samples rare specimens appeared as carbonates, oxides, phosphates... which he helped to be investigated.

Years ago he gave me away a small sample of menezesite, and signed the label. It is a rare niobate. I'll keep it with great fondness.

Luiz, sit tibi terra levis...



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PostPosted: Jul 12, 2014 14:29    Post subject: Re: In Memoriam - Luiz Menezes, a wonderful friend  

The passing of Luiz is a great loss to the mineral loving community. I have known Luiz for more than 20 years as one of the friendliest and most knowledgable among the mineral dealers. He has provided me with a number of exceptional minerals from Brazil and I will allways keep a picture of Luiz with the signed label accompanying the specimen of Menezesite I received from him. He will be truely missed. R.I.P.
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PostPosted: Jul 24, 2014 12:29    Post subject: Re: In Memoriam - Luiz Menezes, a wonderful friend  

I just received the latest MR and found a wonderful article on Alvaro Lucio written by everyone's friend Luiz. there's an interesting sentence at the end of the article - Alvaro's son Eduardo will take over the mineral business "once Alvaro decides to retire - which is never as Alvaron is "unretirable" as Carlos Barbosa was." - and as Luiz was also.

RIP Luiz
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