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Peter Farquhar
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PostPosted: Aug 10, 2020 12:58    Post subject: New Administrator - Peter Farquhar  

The Friends of Minerals Forum started 14 years ago on August 7, 2006. Let me wish Jordi Fabre and all the other moderators, administrators, and workers at FMF a very Happy Anniversary!!

Thanks to the efforts of so many dedicated volunteers, over 10,000 mineral enthusiasts have registered and enjoyed sharing hundreds of thousands of messages and images totaling almost 70 million views on FMF. In that spirit, I want to continue this tradition and introduce myself as an FMF Site Administrator.

My name is Peter Farquhar, and I am a long-time mineral collector specializing in rutile, copper, and silver specimens; I am particularly interested in the historical background and provenance of specimens. I have enjoyed contributing to FMF, particularly the featured column About cyclic twinning - (5) and look forward to paying it forward as a Site Administrator.

My professional training is primarily in statistics, engineering, and management. After a career in research and teaching at several universities, I am now a retired University Professor. During my career, I was involved in the design, development, and marketing of more than 40 new products in partnership with leading companies throughout the world. I still continue my professional activities as a journal editor, management consultant, and corporate board director. Some people know me as a close-up magician and member of the Academy of Magical Arts at the famed Magic Castle in Hollywood, California, USA.
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PostPosted: Aug 10, 2020 13:06    Post subject: Re: New Administrator - Peter Farquhar  

A warm welcome Peter. It's good to have you aboard!
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PostPosted: Aug 10, 2020 13:36    Post subject: Re: New Administrator - Peter Farquhar  

Welcome Peter.
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PostPosted: Aug 10, 2020 14:35    Post subject: Re: New Administrator - Peter Farquhar  

Thanks very much for your future endeavours Peter. WIthout you and your ilk, none of us would have as much fun.

If I may say so though...your profile picture makes you look a little stiff :-)

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PostPosted: Aug 10, 2020 16:58    Post subject: Re: New Administrator - Peter Farquhar  

Hi Peter.

We hope to learn and enjoy with you.
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PostPosted: Aug 11, 2020 03:10    Post subject: Re: New Administrator - Peter Farquhar  

Hi to everybody!
Of course I want to add myself in welcoming Peter to our forum as administrator! W warm warm welcome from Italy by Riccardo!

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Hi! I'm a collector of minerals since 1973 and a gemmologist. On Summer I always visit mines and quarries all over Europe looking for minerals! Ok, there is time to tell you much much more! Greetings from Italy by Riccardo.
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PostPosted: Aug 13, 2020 03:23    Post subject: Re: New Administrator - Peter Farquhar  

Another warm welcome from Germany, Peter :-)

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