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PostPosted: Mar 18, 2013 12:09    Post subject: New Member Introduction  

Good Morning all
I would like to take a few moments to introduce myself as a new member of the forum. My name is Mark Ost. I live in Virginia Beach Virginia USA. I am currently a field geologist for an international company CH2M HILL,a world wide engineering firm. I graduated Old Dominion University gaining a degree in Geology with three Greek Letters after the degree; they may represent academic achievement or they may be the sororities that I tried to visit frequently, the jury is still out! I have a mineral lab with microscopes, thermal probes, fluorescent test boxes, and microscope camera, and one angry wife and accountant. I enjoy the microscope work exceedingly. Most of my collection is based on aesthetic and scientific interests. If they coincide great! As an example I have beautiful fluorite that represent all stages of crystal growth. I look forward to learning from you all. Cheers. Mark
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PostPosted: Mar 18, 2013 12:22    Post subject: Re: New Member Introduction  

Welcome Mark, we hope you enjoy FMF and look forward to seeing your pics!

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PostPosted: Mar 18, 2013 12:37    Post subject: Re: New Member Introduction  

Tracy wrote:
Welcome Mark, we hope you enjoy FMF and look forward to seeing your pics!

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And your humor sense... ;-)
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PostPosted: Mar 18, 2013 12:49    Post subject: Re: New Member Introduction  

Welcome Mark ;)
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PostPosted: Mar 18, 2013 13:53    Post subject: Re: New Member Introduction  

Welcom !
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PostPosted: Mar 18, 2013 14:06    Post subject: Re: New Member Introduction  

Thanks You Tracy and all. I have a slew ready to go. I used to stay late into the night at school, glued to the polar microscope. Gave me dark rings around the eyes thus establishing the current fashion trend of goth. For reasons that escape me many micro photos were done in bitmap and I need to convert them to a smaller format.
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PostPosted: Mar 18, 2013 14:11    Post subject: Re: New Member Introduction  

Mark Ost wrote:
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' I look forward to learning from you all'. Cheers. Mark

Welcome Mark; it's looks like I will be the one learning from you:-)

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PostPosted: Mar 18, 2013 14:19    Post subject: Re: New Member Introduction  

Mark Ost wrote:
Good Morning all
I would like to take a few moments to introduce myself as a new member of the forum. My name is Mark Ost. I live in Virginia Beach Virginia USA. I am currently a field geologist for an international company CH2M HILL,a world wide engineering firm. I graduated Old Dominion University gaining a degree in Geology with three Greek Letters after the degree; they may represent academic achievement or they may be the sororities that I tried to visit frequently, the jury is still out! I have a mineral lab with microscopes, thermal probes, fluorescent test boxes, and microscope camera, and one angry wife and accountant. I enjoy the microscope work exceedingly. Most of my collection is based on aesthetic and scientific interests. If they coincide great! As an example I have beautiful fluorite that represent all stages of crystal growth. I look forward to learning from you all. Cheers. Mark

Welcome, Mark.

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PostPosted: Mar 18, 2013 15:49    Post subject: Re: New Member Introduction  

I Googled "goth" and "microscope" but your name wasn't anywhere... ;-)

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PostPosted: Mar 18, 2013 16:15    Post subject: Re: New Member Introduction  

A warm welcome from Germany, too :-)
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PostPosted: Mar 18, 2013 16:33    Post subject: Re: New Member Introduction  

You are not going to get far in life listening to me................................
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PostPosted: Mar 18, 2013 17:15    Post subject: Re: New Member Introduction  

Thank you Tobi. Meine gross mutti und gross vater waren Deutsche.
That is a fine specimen of fluorite you have. I love the pastel color. Amazing the variety of fluorite. Nice sharp x stals. I'll post a picture of myself in the profile as soon as I get my genius step daughter to show me how to size photos. She is a genius and will willingly tell you if you ask. I remind her that, as the last "real" field geologist, I can drink her under the table even if she knows computers far better than I. I have one of Jordi's dodecahedron green fluorite samples coming from China. Amazing how they evolve. (amazing I can spell dodecahedron!). Some one else had a fine sample, on the forum, showing the final phases of growth prior to the cube form (I only use the word "Isometric" on Sundays). Take care. Mark
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PostPosted: Mar 19, 2013 10:31    Post subject: Re: New Member Introduction  

Welcome to FMF Mark. I look forward to seeing some of the minerals in your collection.
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PostPosted: Mar 21, 2013 03:08    Post subject: Re: New Member Introduction  

Hi Mark!
A warm warm welcome from Italy too! We always need to discuss with people who studied our discipline since their youth! And you are one of them!
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PostPosted: Mar 21, 2013 04:18    Post subject: Re: New Member Introduction  

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Thank you Tobi. Meine gross mutti und gross vater waren Deutsche [...] That is a fine specimen of fluorite you have. I love the pastel color.
Dann kannst du mich ja auch auf Deutsch verstehen, also noch einmal herzlich willkommen hier ;-)

... But which fluorite specimen do you mean? I own several ;-)

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PostPosted: Mar 21, 2013 06:47    Post subject: Re: New Member Introduction  

Thank you Ricardo
Always love hearing from Italy. I lived in Gaeta for 3 happy years. There are no evening strolls here in the US as there were back then in Gaeta, spending time in the cafes. A more civilized way of life!
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PostPosted: Mar 21, 2013 10:27    Post subject: Re: New Member Introduction  

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... But which fluorite specimen do you mean? I own several ;-)...

The green one from the Huangshaping Mine in https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=29580#29580. Love the botyroidal fluorite also.
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PostPosted: Mar 21, 2013 10:39    Post subject: Re: New Member Introduction  

Ich verstehen ein wenig Deutsche. Since acquiring CFT syndrome (constantly forgetting things) my language skills have deteriorated. I was dining with A German NATO officer once who commented on how few German descendants in America kept their language skills. I explained that many who came to this country in the 1930s felt their children needed to master English, I fear at the expense of the native tongue. Today with communications and travel the way it is things are different now and multiple language almost a requirement. I fear I missed out on this welcome trend so do the best I can with the handicap of CFT. Ich dnake Ihnen sher! Auf Weidershehn bis tag.
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PostPosted: Mar 21, 2013 12:25    Post subject: Re: New Member Introduction  

Mark Ost wrote:
The green one from the Huangshaping Mine. Love the botyroidal fluorite also.

Thanks, i also love that Huangshaping specimen, it's one of the best mineral specimens I ever had ( https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=29580#29580 )

But which botryoidal one do you mean? I don't have any, because i DON'T like botryoidal fluorite.

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PostPosted: Mar 21, 2013 13:12    Post subject: Re: New Member Introduction  

ach zo
perhaps it was another person's specimens I did mention CFT.....................

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