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PostPosted: Dec 08, 2018 22:54    Post subject: Presentation of new members - Le Snelling from Silverton, Oregon  

My name is Le Snelling and I live in Silverton OR. I was born ('51) and raised in Escondido California. My dad had a keen interest in minerals so we, as a family, joined the newly formed Palomar Gem and Mineral Club in 1954. It was a large family oriented club. Some of the club members were involved in mining the Pala District. Norman Dawson, a member along with his family, discovered beryl from the White Queen Mine. Thomas Schneider, a gem dealer in San Diego grew up in the club along with his parents who were Mineral Dealers. It was a great place to grow up to love minerals. When I returned from college I rejoined the club and became the program chair for several years. I later became the CFMS Juniors Chairman. Now all these years later, since I moved to Oregon in 92, I am a member of Friends of Mineralogy, Pacific Northwest Chapter. Now that I am retired, I am hoping to attend more symposia across the US and shows like St. Marie aux Mines. I will miss Tuscon 19 because my Father-in-law, who lives with us turns 100 on Feb 16!
One last thing. May dad loved minerals and had a small collection which he never displayed. As a result, I am passionate about displaying minerals and I encourage you to display yours so that you, your family, and your friends can enjoy them. It may also encourage some young person to pursue Mineralogy!
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PostPosted: Dec 09, 2018 01:26    Post subject: Re: Presentation of new members - Le Snelling from Silverton  

Welcome to the FMF, Le.
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PostPosted: Dec 09, 2018 02:22    Post subject: Presentation of new members - Gary White from Texas  

Hello everyone.

My name is Gary and I am new to the forum as a registered member but I have been reading the forum for years. The level of mineralogical knowledge, enthusiasm, camaraderie, and mentoring that occurs on this site is inspiring to me.
I am a (somewhat unfocused) collector of minerals from worldwide localities. Although my wife and I share a love for mineral collecting (thank goodness), our taste in specimens can differ (which adds some spice to the process). I am fortunate to live in Texas where the taxes are low and the barbecue is great.
As a perpetual student of mineralogy, mining localities, existing collections and collecting history; I appreciate this forum and I appreciate all of you who have shared so many wonderful photos, discussions, and enlightening debates.
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PostPosted: Dec 09, 2018 03:11    Post subject: Re: Presentation of new members - Le from Oregon and Gary from Texas  

A warm welcome from Germany, Le and Gary!
Thanks for the short information about your (collecting) biography, I hope you'll enjoy the community and show us some samples from your collections ... :-)

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PostPosted: Dec 09, 2018 17:34    Post subject: Re: Presentation of new members - Gary White from Texas  

Welcome to both of you, Gary. Look forward to your posts.
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PostPosted: Feb 10, 2019 17:32    Post subject: Presentation of new members - Arash Ghafari from Arak, Iran  

Hi. I am not a new member but I have recently been active. I have studied Iran minerals for about 20 years and I have collected many fine specimens. In 2011 I founded a private mineral museum on my personal property in the city of Arak, Iran. It is named Jahanbin. In the museum, there is a very well equipped gemology laboratory and a studio to cut and polish gemstones and do my artworks. I received a UNESCO award of excellence in 2010 in handicrafts for gem cutting. In addition, there is a separate section to show and sell my artworks and the minerals in the museum.
Sometimes I take photos of the minerals and as far as I can I will share them with you.



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PostPosted: Feb 11, 2019 02:12    Post subject: Re: Presentation of new members - Arash Ghafari from Arak, Iran  

Well done Arash! Hopefully some day I can view your collection:-)
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PostPosted: Feb 11, 2019 15:27    Post subject: Re: Presentation of new members - Arash Ghafari from Arak, Iran  

Pierre Joubert wrote:
Well done Arash! Hopefully some day I can view your collection:-)


Thanks a lot Pierre. I am looking forward to seeing you here with pleasure whenever possible for you.
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PostPosted: Feb 12, 2019 02:07    Post subject: Re: Presentation of new members - Arash Ghafari from Arak, Iran  

I have seen some of your specimens here and that photo of the museum display makes me want more. I would also like to see some more impressions of the museum displays ... :-)
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PostPosted: Feb 17, 2019 09:23    Post subject: Re: Presentation of new members - Arash Ghafari from Arak, Iran  

Tobi wrote:
I have seen some of your specimens here and that photo of the museum display makes me want more. I would also like to see some more impressions of the museum displays ... :-)


Thanks a lot Tobi to be interested. Your comments always make me glad. I will upload more photos as soon as I have time.
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