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PostPosted: Jan 18, 2021 06:18    Post subject: Re: Mineral Talks LIVE - Episode 29 - Jordi Fabre; Founder, Fabre Minerals, Barcelona, Spa  

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THIS IS THE ONE YOU'VE BEEN WAITING FOR!!!!!!!!

Another great episode! But Bryan, after you and Jordi making this video, you should be RED Cap Productions from now on ;-)
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PostPosted: Feb 25, 2021 13:28    Post subject: Re: Mineral Talks LIVE  

Hmmm....maybe a good April Fool's joke??? JA JA JA JA!!!
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PostPosted: Feb 25, 2021 13:35    Post subject: Mineral Talks LIVE - Apologies!!! I've been lack!  

My deepest apologies for being so far behind in posting the latest Mineral Talks LIVE episodes here.

For our Second Season, we've already done 7 new interviews - four of which are now online.

In order of appearances, here are the interviews:

Episode 30 - Bryan Swoboda; BlueCap Productions *
Episode 31 - Dr. Gene Meieran; Private Collector *
Episode 32 - Jeff Scovil; Master Photographer *
Episode 33 - Dr. Federico Pezzotta; Curator - Natural History Museum of Milan *
Episode 34 - Paula Crevoshay; Crevoshay Jewelry
Episode 35 - Joe Dorris; Founder - Pinnacle 5 Minerals
Episode 36 - Stuart Wilensky; Founder - Wilensky Exquisite Minerals Gallery

* Currently available online

Between now and the weekend, I'll post the four interviews that are currently online and then I'll get back to my once a week post for the other interviews as they become available.

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PostPosted: Feb 25, 2021 13:39    Post subject: Mineral Talks LIVE - Episode 30 - Bryan Swoboda; Founder, BlueCap Productions Hawai'i, USA  



Bryan Swoboda - he's the Founder of BlueCap Productions and one-third of the Mineral Talks LIVE team. Join us as we return from the holidays and dive straight into the first episode in Season Two of Mineral Talks LIVE!!!

In Episode 30 of the Mineral Talks LIVE series, we shoot back to Honolulu, Hawai'i and sit down with Bryan as we learn the story of his life and how BlueCap Productions got started. We look back to the early days of the company, all the people who came together to help build BlueCap and what might come in the future.

We hope you enjoy this episode with Bryan Swoboda of BlueCap Productions and stay tuned to the very end when Bryan presents a heart-felt message to the rest of the mineral world.

This episode originally aired on January 6, 2021.

Mineral Talks LIVE is a joint-venture effort put on by BlueCap Productions, the Mineralogical & Geological Museum at Harvard University and the Society of Mineral Museum Professionals (SMMP). This series was created as a response to the COVID-19 situation that has been greatly affecting the mineral world by isolating and separating us. Our goal is to bring a new venue where the mineral world can re-connect with each other during these difficult times.



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PostPosted: Feb 25, 2021 13:40    Post subject: Mineral Talks LIVE - Episode 31 - Dr. Gene Meieran - Private Collector, Oregon, USA  



Mineral Talks LIVE - Episode 31 - Dr. Gene Meieran - Private Collector/Intel Fellow, Oregon, USA

Gene Meieran. He’s a scientist, a prolific collector and a very generous exhibitor who loves to share his passion of minerals AND science with the world. If you’ve been to the TGMS Show in Tucson or the Munich Show in recent years, chances are you’ve seen many of the specimens in his collection.

Gene is known world-wide as one of the top collectors of Beryls, Tourmalines, Kongsberg silvers and more. Join us for this fun romp with Gene as we sit down and talk to this incredibly influential man as he tells us about his collection and the stories behind some of his wonderful pieces.

This episode originally aired on January 13, 2021.

Mineral Talks LIVE is a joint-venture effort put on by BlueCap Productions, the Mineralogical & Geological Museum at Harvard University and the Society of Mineral Museum Professionals (SMMP). This series was created as a response to the COVID-19 situation that has been greatly affecting the mineral world by isolating and separating us. Our goal is to bring a new venue where the mineral world can re-connect with each other during these difficult times.



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PostPosted: Feb 26, 2021 23:37    Post subject: Mineral Talks LIVE - Episode 32 - Jeff Scovil - Mineral Photographer; Phoenix, Arizona, US  



If you've looked at a mineral magazine or mineral book in the last 20+ years, then you've seen this man's photography. Jeff Scovil is one of the best known names in the mineral photography world and has developed an incredibly prolific body of work.

In this episode, Jeff sits down with us from his home office in Phoenix, Arizona to shares stories of his past, what influenced him in the development of his photography career and then, of course, he shares numerous examples of his work that has made him so famous.

So come join us for Episode 32 of Mineral Talks LIVE with Mr. Jeff Scovil.

This episode originally aired on January 27, 2021.

Mineral Talks LIVE is a joint-venture effort put on by BlueCap Productions, the Mineralogical & Geological Museum at Harvard University and the Society of Mineral Museum Professionals (SMMP). This series was created as a response to the COVID-19 situation that has been greatly affecting the mineral world by isolating and separating us. Our goal is to bring a new venue where the mineral world can re-connect with each other during these difficult times.



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PostPosted: Feb 26, 2021 23:38    Post subject: Mineral Talks LIVE - Episode 33 - Dr. Federico Pezzott; Curator; Nat Hist Museum of Milan  



Welcome to our 33rd episode of Mineral Talks LIVE!!! For this episode we shoot out to Europe again where we meet up with our friend Dr. Federico Pezzotta - Curator of the Natural History Museum in MIlan.

The museum has JUST finished a complete renovation of the mineral display area and Federico takes us on the first outsider's tour of inside the museum. It's a true treat to not only be able to see the wonderful new exhibit but also to be given a private tour from the man who really made this happen. You'll get to hear all the thought that went into this redesign, the inspirations that motivated Federico and, of course, you'll get to see some wonderful pieces.

So sit back, hit play and enjoy the Natural History Museum of Milan as presented by Dr. Federico Pezzotta!!

This episode originally aired on February 3, 2021.

Mineral Talks LIVE is a joint-venture effort put on by BlueCap Productions, the Mineralogical & Geological Museum at Harvard University and the Society of Mineral Museum Professionals (SMMP). This series was created as a response to the COVID-19 situation that has been greatly affecting the mineral world by isolating and separating us. Our goal is to bring a new venue where the mineral world can re-connect with each other during these difficult times.



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PostPosted: Apr 15, 2021 18:50    Post subject: Mineral Talks LIVE - Episode 34 - Paula Crevoshay - Crevoshay Jewelry; Albuquerque, NM  



Diamonds, rubies, sapphires - That Girl. Animals, Nature, goddesses - Is That Girl. If you find a girl to love, Only one girl to love, Then she'll be That Girl too...

Sorry, I just couldn't help it but THIS is what I think of when I think of the creative powerhouse of Paula Crevoshay - our guest for Episode 34 of Mineral Talks LIVE!!!!

Wild and wacky Paula sits down with us live from her beautiful home just outside of Albuquerque, New Mexico to talk about her background, her inspirations and her inspiration jewelry work.

Paula shares with us some wonderful examples of her work, in photos and live video, that has made her such an in-demand artist. And, the part we all love the most, because of the interactive nature of these interviews, you will get a true feeling for the bubbling, sparkly personality of Paula Crevoshay.

This is another one of our episodes where the time just flies by but every second is non-stop fun and awe.

This episode originally aired on February 10, 2021.

Mineral Talks LIVE is a joint-venture effort put on by BlueCap Productions, the Mineralogical & Geological Museum at Harvard University and the Society of Mineral Museum Professionals (SMMP). This series was created as a response to the COVID-19 situation that has been greatly affecting the mineral world by isolating and separating us. Our goal is to bring to the world a new venue where the mineral world can re-connect with each other during these difficult times.



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PostPosted: Apr 17, 2021 13:53    Post subject: Mineral Talks LIVE - Episode 35 - Joe Dorris - Founder; Pinnacle 5 Minerals, Colorado  



Gentleman, Miner, Father, Husband, Grandfather, Author, Artist, Award Winner, Television Star. One man is all this and more. The man we happen to be talking about is none other than Joe Dorris.

Joe is the Founder of Pinnacle 5 Minerals, run out of Manitou Springs in the great state of Colorado. Through Pinnacle 5, Joe, and the entire Dorris Family, has brought to the world some of the finest examples in the world of the dynamic-duo mineral punch of Amazonite & Smoky Quartz.

Amazonite & Smoky Quartz specimens, produced from the Smoky Hawk claim in Colorado, are the world's finest examples of these two species growing together. The combination of the near-black to warm brown of the Smoky Quartz combined with the greenish-blue to blue color of the Amazonite are enough to make anyone stop in their tracks and stare. And the variety of each PLUS the other associated minerals makes this a honest-to-God American treasure.

Join us for our 35th episode of Mineral Talks LIVE where we sit down with Joe and learn a little about his background, learn a bit of geology and drool over the main specimens he shares with us LIVE that he, and his family, recovered.

AHHHHHMAZING!!!!

This episode originally aired on February 17, 2021.

Mineral Talks LIVE is a joint-venture effort put on by BlueCap Productions, the Mineralogical & Geological Museum at Harvard University and the Society of Mineral Museum Professionals (SMMP). This series was created as a response to the COVID-19 situation that has been greatly affecting the mineral world by isolating and separating us. Our goal is to bring to the world a new venue where the mineral world can re-connect with each other during these difficult times.



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