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PostPosted: Jan 15, 2018 04:16    Post subject: Re: Quartz collecting outings in South Africa  

A few more pictures.


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PostPosted: Mar 26, 2018 13:35    Post subject: Re: Quartz collecting outings in South Africa  

So much has happened since my last entry. I have been to a number of places looking for crystals. On one of these trips I found an exciting, large pocket with phantom quartz as well as a few smaller pockets. When I have an opportunity, I will share a few more of these outings. This past weekend I visited a new area and found a few small pockets that yielded some pretty crystals. Here are a few photos of this trip.


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PostPosted: Mar 26, 2018 23:50    Post subject: Re: Quartz collecting outings in South Africa  

Pierre many congratulations for the find so nice. Good luck!

Best regards ;-)
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PostPosted: Mar 27, 2018 01:28    Post subject: Re: Quartz collecting outings in South Africa  

Joan Martinez Bruguera wrote:
Pierre many congratulations for the find so nice. Good luck!

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Thank you friend Joan!

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PostPosted: Mar 28, 2018 12:01    Post subject: Re: Quartz collecting outings in South Africa  

Pierre
It is always a pleasure to discover your mineral hunt photos.
I hope to see new ones in the future.

You are really lucky to have these marvels so close to your house.
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PostPosted: Mar 29, 2018 04:44    Post subject: Re: Quartz collecting outings in South Africa  

Philippe Durand wrote:
Pierre
It is always a pleasure to discover your mineral hunt photos.
I hope to see new ones in the future.

You are really lucky to have these marvels so close to your house.


Thank you Philippe! I appreciate your comments.

I visited the Paarl mountain 2 weeks ago and was surprised to see the dam so full as the Western Cape is experiencing a drought. (right at the moment there is rain falling :-) )



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PostPosted: Mar 29, 2018 04:58    Post subject: Re: Quartz collecting outings in South Africa  

Hello Pierre, lovely to see the water and the green. Namibia also had some good rains and we'll be driving out to the Spitzkoppe mountains on Saturday. Will post some photos after our return. Regards to Riana.
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PostPosted: Mar 29, 2018 05:43    Post subject: Re: Quartz collecting outings in South Africa  

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Hello Pierre, lovely to see the water and the green. Namibia also had some good rains and we'll be driving out to the Spitzkoppe mountains on Saturday. Will post some photos after our return. Regards to Riana.


Thank you Heimo! I am much looking forward to your entry. I hope you and Sabine have a very successful outing. Regards, also from Riana.

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PostPosted: Apr 05, 2018 13:55    Post subject: Re: Quartz collecting outings in South Africa  

A few more pictures of a fairly recent mineral related outing in our vicinity.


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PostPosted: Apr 21, 2018 01:46    Post subject: Re: Quartz collecting outings in South Africa  

Last Saturday, Riana and I left to go digging crystals on a remote farm a distance from Ceres. We were driving about 20 km from home, in the Theronsberg Pass when suddenly we saw a creature walking across the road in front of us. It was a dog! We were overwhelmed when we saw the condition of the animal. As we pulled to the side of the road, the dog came straight to us and lay under the car refusing to come out. Just then, another vehicle approached. The dog refused to drink or eat anything. Rassie and Malinda phoned their vet; we loaded the dog in our car and took it to the vet, who put the dog on a drip and gave it all the injections and care it needed. On Monday we fetched the dog and she is now our dog. We call her Kosbaar, which means Precious. You can read more about her progress here: http://kosbaar1.blogspot.co.za/
After leaving the vet, we drove all the way back to the farm and still had a good few hours to remove lots of crystals from a large pocket I discovered recently.



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PostPosted: Apr 21, 2018 02:28    Post subject: Re: Quartz collecting outings in South Africa  

Hello Pierre and Riana, you have my absolute admiration for what you did/are doing. Kosbaar will be forever thankfull and loyal to you guys.
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PostPosted: Apr 21, 2018 03:43    Post subject: Re: !!! DOG !!! collecting outings in South Africa  

Dear Pierre,

I nearly cried when I saw the pictures of that poor dog :-( I love animals, especially dogs; and as a child of dog breeders I grew up in a house full of dogs, they were family members and I learned that dogs are the most loving and lovable beings in the world. My heart always breaks when I see such pictures (and I saw things worse than this ...), all the more because only a few of such stories have a happy end like this one. There are so many evil things that humans do to animals, and I can't find words for my hatred against people who are cruel to animals.

All the more it makes me happy to see people like you, your wife and that kind-hearted couple Rassie and Malinda. I would have done the same and besides all our discussions here about digging crystals and presenting minerals I want to tell you that you are wonderful people!

Salute to your wife and to Rassie and Malinda, when you see them: There's a guy far away in Germany who admires you all! That you named that wonderful little fellow Kosbaar (I needed no translation, it's Kostbar in German) raises my admiration for you.

Simply great, Pierre, made my day though the first view into your post made me fight back my tears.

Thank you :-)



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PostPosted: Apr 21, 2018 14:31    Post subject: Re: !!! DOG !!! collecting outings in South Africa  

Tobi wrote:
Dear Pierre,

I nearly cried when I saw the pictures of that poor dog :-( I love animals, especially dogs; and as a child of dog breeders I grew up in a house full of dogs, they were family members and I learned that dogs are the most loving and lovable beings in the world. My heart always breaks when I see such pictures (and I saw things worse than this ...), all the more because only a few of such stories have a happy end like this one. There are so many evil things that humans do to animals, and I can't find words for my hatred against people who are cruel to animals.

All the more it makes me happy to see people like you, your wife and that kind-hearted couple Rassie and Malinda. I would have done the same and besides all our discussions here about digging crystals and presenting minerals I want to tell you that you are wonderful people!

Salute to your wife and to Rassie and Malinda, when you see them: There's a guy far away in Germany who admires you all! That you named that wonderful little fellow Kosbaar (I needed no translation, it's Kostbar in German) raises my admiration for you.

Simply great, Pierre, made my day though the first view into your post made me fight back my tears.

Thank you :-)


Thank you Heimo and Tobi! We appreciate your kind words very much!!!!!

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PostPosted: Apr 21, 2018 21:16    Post subject: Re: Quartz collecting outings in South Africa  

Bravo to you Pierre, your wife, and Rassie and Malinda. Such an incredible act of kindness.
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am mizunaka wrote:
Bravo to you Pierre, your wife, and Rassie and Malinda. Such an incredible act of kindness.


Thank you Am. I hope I am not wrong to assume that most people would have stopped to help the poor animal?! Best regards:-)

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PostPosted: Jun 21, 2018 03:18    Post subject: Re: Quartz collecting outings in South Africa  

Since the last entry, we have been on a number of outings, discovering a new phantom pocket and some smaller finds. Two weeks ago, Riana and I re-visited a small hill where we have found some nice specimens in the past. She soon found a pocket with some beautiful crystals. I was digging about 1.5 meters from her and removed a large rock. At the bottom side of the rock, there were a few nice crystals attached. Digging in the hole, left by removed rock, I found another pocket. What a joy to remove two high quality pockets at the same time, and so close to each other. I will show some of the crystal specimens from my pocket and show some of her's when cleaned.
To those wondering how it is going with our rescued dog. She is recovering very well and has a stunning personality. http(:)//kosbaar1.blogspot(.)com/2018/04/kosbaar-precious-www.spam.orgof-rescued-stray(.)html



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PostPosted: Jun 21, 2018 08:36    Post subject: Re: Quartz collecting outings in South Africa  

Many congratulations for the discovery friend Pierre!

Best Regards;-)
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PostPosted: Jun 21, 2018 13:56    Post subject: Re: Quartz collecting outings in South Africa  

Joan Martinez Bruguera wrote:
Many congratulations for the discovery friend Pierre!

Best Regards;-)


Thank you my dear friend! Here are some of the contents from the larger pocket.



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PostPosted: Jun 21, 2018 14:16    Post subject: Re: Quartz collecting outings in South Africa  

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PostPosted: Jun 22, 2018 02:35    Post subject: Re: Quartz collecting outings in South Africa  

Philippe Durand wrote:
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Thank you Phiippe:-)

Here is a few more from this hole.



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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Ceres, Warmbokkeveld Valley, Ceres, Valle Warmbokkeveld, Witzenberg, Cape Winelands, Western Cape Province, South Africa
 Dimensions: 38 x 22 x 08 mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  2353 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Ceres, Warmbokkeveld Valley, Ceres, Valle Warmbokkeveld, Witzenberg, Cape Winelands, Western Cape Province, South Africa
 Dimensions: 55 x 31 x 28 mm
 Description:
Quartz crystal with inverted crystal; not to common in our area.
 Viewed:  2346 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Ceres, Warmbokkeveld Valley, Ceres, Valle Warmbokkeveld, Witzenberg, Cape Winelands, Western Cape Province, South Africa
 Dimensions: 39 x 25 x 13 mm
 Description:
Small floater.
 Viewed:  2348 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Ceres, Warmbokkeveld Valley, Ceres, Valle Warmbokkeveld, Witzenberg, Cape Winelands, Western Cape Province, South Africa
 Dimensions: 31 x 19 x 14 mm
 Description:
These 'garden' quartz crystals are not common from our area and I am always happy to find some. There are more, but they still have to be cleaned.
 Viewed:  2351 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Ceres, Warmbokkeveld Valley, Ceres, Valle Warmbokkeveld, Witzenberg, Cape Winelands, Western Cape Province, South Africa
 Dimensions: 31 x 19 x 14 mm
 Description:
Same as above.
 Viewed:  2345 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Ceres, Warmbokkeveld Valley, Ceres, Valle Warmbokkeveld, Witzenberg, Cape Winelands, Western Cape Province, South Africa
 Dimensions: 31 x 19 x 14 mm
 Description:
Same as above.
 Viewed:  2348 Time(s)

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