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  Topic: Death of Heimo Hellwig
Pierre Joubert

Replies: 19
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PostForum: In Memoriam   Posted: Apr 27, 2019 03:38   Subject: Re: Death of Heimo Hellwig
Not much news:
https://www.namibian.com.na/77978/read/No-arrest-made-in-Nimt-case-%E2%80%93-police
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  Topic: Death of Heimo Hellwig
Pierre Joubert

Replies: 19
Views: 23754

PostForum: In Memoriam   Posted: Apr 20, 2019 14:55   Subject: Re: Death of Heimo Hellwig
The last news I could find:
https://www.namibian.com.na/77786/read/Person-of-interest-in-Nimt-killings-charged-with-unrelated-crime
(link normalized from FMF)
  Topic: Death of Heimo Hellwig
Pierre Joubert

Replies: 19
Views: 23754

PostForum: In Memoriam   Posted: Apr 18, 2019 14:31   Subject: Re: Death of Heimo Hellwig
A suspect has been arrested and I will keep you up to date once he has been charged.

Heimo phoned me a few times the last few weeks and expressed his concern that they would be forced out of their ...
  Topic: Death of Heimo Hellwig
Pierre Joubert

Replies: 19
Views: 23754

PostForum: In Memoriam   Posted: Apr 18, 2019 14:21   Subject: Death of Heimo Hellwig
It is with shock that we learned of the death of our good friend and fellow FMF member, Heimo Hellwig. This is an extract from SAFFA.com:

SWAKOPMUND – The mystery surrounding the sensational killin ...
  Topic: Two small mines in Western Emerald belt of Colombia
Pierre Joubert

Replies: 17
Views: 21900

PostForum: Rockhounding trips   Posted: Apr 17, 2019 02:55   Subject: Re: Two small mines in Western Emerald belt of Colombia
Wow, those quartz crystals are extremely gemmy!
  Topic: Quartz collecting outings in South Africa
Pierre Joubert

Replies: 354
Views: 404382

PostForum: The Ten Thousand Club   Posted: Mar 25, 2019 11:26   Subject: Re: Quartz collecting outings in South Africa
Hello Pierre and Riana, the dog recovered amazingly well, thanks to you guys taking such good care of him. He will be forever grateful and I once again want tp express my admiration as to what you did ...
  Topic: Quartz collecting outings in South Africa
Pierre Joubert

Replies: 354
Views: 404382

PostForum: The Ten Thousand Club   Posted: Mar 25, 2019 10:30   Subject: Re: Quartz collecting outings in South Africa
About an hour ago, Riana took a few pictures of me and our dog to show a friend. Can you remember our dog that we found on a crystal outing???? :-) She is now a well trained, stunning dog.
  Topic: Quartz collecting outings in South Africa
Pierre Joubert

Replies: 354
Views: 404382

PostForum: The Ten Thousand Club   Posted: Mar 25, 2019 10:27   Subject: Re: Quartz collecting outings in South Africa
Riana and I visited the area where I recently found a nice pocket. We did not find much but saw a large cobra, a buck, an eagle and some interesting field mice. We did manage to capture a beautiful ...
  Topic: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - New York
Pierre Joubert

Replies: 35
Views: 58544

PostForum: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA   Posted: Mar 25, 2019 06:56   Subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - New York
Quartz from Fonda, New York.
Whenever photos of this little quartz specimen surfaces, I marvel anew. Vic, I hope you have left this one single specimen to me in your will:-) :-) :-)
  Topic: Carlos Pareja photo Collection
Pierre Joubert

Replies: 75
Views: 62160

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Mar 25, 2019 06:52   Subject: Re: Carlos Pareja photo Collection
Such a stunning little aragonite specimen:-)
  Topic: Collection of Philippe Durand
Pierre Joubert

Replies: 295
Views: 229561

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Mar 22, 2019 13:00   Subject: Re: Collection of Philippe Durand
Beautiful specimen Philippe!
  Topic: Quartz collecting outings in South Africa
Pierre Joubert

Replies: 354
Views: 404382

PostForum: The Ten Thousand Club   Posted: Mar 18, 2019 05:58   Subject: Re: Quartz collecting outings in South Africa
This past week, I took our dog and walked twice, many km in the mountains directly bordering our town, looking at any possible place that may yield a new find. I am posting a picture to show what I ha ...
  Topic: Changing my user name
Pierre Joubert

Replies: 5
Views: 9419

PostForum: Forum questions   Posted: Mar 15, 2019 02:05   Subject: Re: Changing my user name
Hello Jordi, I would also like to change my user name if it is not too much trouble. Most forums I have been a member of in the past did not commonly use real names. Protium feels out of place now.
...
  Topic: Theft of Pieter de Bruyn collection
Pierre Joubert

Replies: 1
Views: 16722

PostForum: Reporting thefts and disappearances   Posted: Mar 14, 2019 14:13   Subject: Theft of Pieter de Bruyn collection
I just saw a FB post of the theft of Pieter de Bruyn's collection:
"50% of my Kalahari Manganese collection was stolen, this contains specimens of the last 44 years. Please look out for thumbna ...
  Topic: Quartz collecting outings in South Africa
Pierre Joubert

Replies: 354
Views: 404382

PostForum: The Ten Thousand Club   Posted: Mar 12, 2019 07:51   Subject: Re: Quartz collecting outings in South Africa
Pierre, Over time you have shown a lot of your interesting and productive trips finding quartz xx. While I'm not asking you to tell exactly where any of these locations are, you seem to have found eit ...
  Topic: Collection of Tobi
Pierre Joubert

Replies: 1130
Views: 1387262

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Mar 11, 2019 13:53   Subject: Re: Collection of Tobi
Congratulations on the fine Swiss smoky and Brandberg specimen; 2 outstanding specimens.
  Topic: Quartz collecting outings in South Africa
Pierre Joubert

Replies: 354
Views: 404382

PostForum: The Ten Thousand Club   Posted: Mar 11, 2019 10:27   Subject: Re: Quartz collecting outings in South Africa
PIERRE, Really nice quartz crystals. I am sure they will clean up just fine!

Not sure about JOAN M B's calling them a "geode"???

Geodes are a specific rock structure containing one ...
  Topic: Quartz collecting outings in South Africa
Pierre Joubert

Replies: 354
Views: 404382

PostForum: The Ten Thousand Club   Posted: Mar 11, 2019 10:24   Subject: Re: Quartz collecting outings in South Africa
Thank you Joan and Bob!!!
  Topic: Quartz collecting outings in South Africa
Pierre Joubert

Replies: 354
Views: 404382

PostForum: The Ten Thousand Club   Posted: Mar 11, 2019 05:29   Subject: Re: Quartz collecting outings in South Africa
This past Saturday was nice and cool, so I drove out to a remote farm to look for crystals. The last bit of farm road was bad and I hit a large rock. I still have to assess the damage:-( I walked fo ...
  Topic: Agates from Argentina.
Pierre Joubert

Replies: 13
Views: 23395

PostForum: Micros & Macros - Images of Minerals   Posted: Feb 24, 2019 03:59   Subject: Re: Agates from Argentina.
The black agates are stunning!!!
 
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