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Around the world in 8 micros, Box Number 1

Posted by Eddy Vervloet  
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Eddy Vervloet June 16, 2009 05:22PM
Hi all, I received all addresses for box number 1. It will leave Belgium tomorrow, June 17th.
I propose we reserve this thread to follow up on this box and I will open another thread as
soon as I have all the addresses for Jason's Box number 2! Just missing one.

Here is the flow for Box Number 1:

Eddy Vervloet - Belgium
Antonio Borrelli - Italy
Jon Mommers - Australia
Andy Givens - USA
Robert Rothenberg - USA
Steve Sorrell - Australia
Keith Compton - Australia
Donald Peck - USA

Kind regards,

Eddy

Greetings from France,

Eddy



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/16/2009 07:17PM by Eddy Vervloet.
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Malcolm Southwood June 16, 2009 06:29PM
Just out of interest Eddy, can you put the countries beside the names?

mal
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Eddy Vervloet June 16, 2009 07:20PM
I wonder if we can get frequent flyer milage on this! Hehe.

Greetings from France,

Eddy
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Antonio Borrelli June 26, 2009 01:40PM
I receveid this morning Eddy's parcel.
Of the 8 nice specimens I'm going to keep five of them.
Next week I'll continue the flow sending the box to Jon.

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Antonio
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Byron Thomas June 26, 2009 04:50PM
How do we get into this?



Byron
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andy givens June 26, 2009 10:23PM
eddy this is a genius idea....cant wait to get the box!
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Jon Mommers June 26, 2009 10:59PM
Antonio

looking forward to receiving it and will send 8 straight off to Andy
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Antonio Borrelli June 30, 2009 09:45AM
Jon the box is on your way.
Hope you enjoy!

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Antonio
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Eddy Vervloet July 05, 2009 03:05PM
Five out of eight. That's great Antonio! If everyone finds five he/she likes,
I will be very happy!

Greetings from France,

Eddy
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Jon Mommers July 06, 2009 11:55AM
Antonio and Eddy,
Box #1 arrived safely today. It was great kept, 5 and repacked 8 to go to Andy in tomorrows post.
Cheers
Jon
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Antonio Borrelli July 06, 2009 12:40PM
Good! Six days from Italy to Australia is very fast.
I thought it would have took longer.
Cheers!

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Antonio
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Jon Mommers July 06, 2009 01:28PM
Antonio
six days is pretty good, but don't forget it is all downhill, lets see how long it takes to get to Andy

Cheers
Jon
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Eddy Vervloet July 07, 2009 04:06PM
Hehe. All the way up hill now! Five again hey? Very nice guys!
Maybe we should keep mileage too...

Greetings from France,

Eddy
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andy givens July 14, 2009 04:22PM
got the box yesterday afternoon...everything was packaged and labeled quite professinally....good job....keepin 4 probobly...neat stuff...will be sending it down the pipeline friday to rob
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Steve Sorrell August 05, 2009 12:13PM
How's box number 1 going?
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Steve Sorrell August 24, 2009 11:24AM
Any movement up your way yet Robert?

As an aside, if this swap had been moving a bit faster, I could have saved postage and handed a box to Keith in person as he had a quick trip down to Tasmania a short while back!

Regards
Steve
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Eddy Vervloet August 24, 2009 02:05PM
I sent a mail to Andy...

Greetings from France,

Eddy
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Keith Compton September 03, 2009 08:18AM
Sounds like this package has disappeared into a black hole l!!!!
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Steve Sorrell September 03, 2009 11:17AM
zzzzzzzz......
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Keith Compton September 08, 2009 08:33AM
HI

Perhaps its time to start a new box altogether !!!!!!!!!!

Keith
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Keith Compton September 13, 2009 11:35AM
To all in Micro Box 1

I for one am not impressed.

It would not take much to post a message to indicate where the package is - or why it hasn't progressed.

It is now 2 months since it was allegedly being on forwarded.

Cheers
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Steve Sorrell September 14, 2009 10:38AM
I think that we should give this one up as a lost cause Keith. Maybe you should join the next Super Swap?

Regards
Steve
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Keith Compton September 14, 2009 01:39PM
Hi Steve

The thrill, suspense and expectation and wonder has now gone.

Think I'll go read one of my new (but old) mineral books (Emeralds and other Beryls).

Cheers
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Steve Sorrell September 15, 2009 03:17AM
What, no cassiterite book?
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Keith Compton September 16, 2009 12:42PM
Hi Steve

Well some time ago I had read "Tin at Tingha" (interesting) and the Minerama issue featuring Cassiterite (a bit boring) and
Tin Deposits of Durango Mexico (another interesting read), but I have only just acquired Sinkankas' Emeralds and other Beryls book and I am enjoying the read.
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Donald Peck September 23, 2009 03:45PM
Where in the world is box #1?
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Jon Mommers September 23, 2009 10:04PM
Box is still with Andy Givens I believe, he did acknowledge receipt:

"got the box yesterday afternoon...everything was packaged and labeled quite professinally....good job....keepin 4 probobly...neat stuff...will be sending it down the pipeline friday to rob"

sent him a follow up email but no response, ?????

Eddy,

do you want me to start this off again, it will take a week or so, work and health issues have put me behind with exchanges for about three weeks as it is. I do not want to see this die a painful death

Cheers

Jon
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Robert Rothenberg September 24, 2009 02:22PM
Hi all,

I am next on the list, and would be happy to start a new box of eight. I will be away this weekend, but will have no problem getting it out next week. I think the4 next on the list is Steve Sorrell. Eddy - it's up to you.

Bob
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Steve Sorrell September 24, 2009 11:09PM
That means that you would miss out Bob...



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/24/2009 11:10PM by Steve Sorrell.
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Robert Rothenberg September 25, 2009 03:00PM
I assume I would get something on the back end.
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Keith Compton September 26, 2009 10:48PM
Hi all

I think that sounds ok - When the box eventually gets back to Eddy he can then forward to Robert so that he doesn't miss out

Cheers
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Robert Rothenberg September 27, 2009 01:15PM
Unless I hear otherwise, I will get a package out next week.

Bob
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Robert Rothenberg September 29, 2009 06:13PM
I have just now (9/29) mailed out a package of eight new micros to Steve Sorrell. Hopefully, Box Number 1 is back on track. It should be there in 5-10 business days.

Bob
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Steve Sorrell September 30, 2009 12:15PM
Thanks Bob. I will let you know when it arrives. Regards, Steve
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andy givens October 03, 2009 10:16AM
...i am sorry ihave stalled the box for so long guys....i have no real excuse...it kinda got pushed aside as other things were going on in my life but i know thats no reason to toss it in the mail....... i am sending it on its way . once again i can only appologize, it has sat on my desk now forever out of sight out of mind, please except my appologies,and enjoy the box when it arrives......andy
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Donald Peck October 03, 2009 03:32PM
Thank you for letting us know, Andy.
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Steve Stuart October 05, 2009 02:45AM
Box 1 and 1a!!
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Steve Sorrell October 09, 2009 06:18AM
Box 1A has arrived today from Bob. I will have a look over the weekend and get the next leg underway on Monday!

Regards
Steve
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Steve Sorrell October 11, 2009 10:01AM
I will be keeping 6 specimens out of box 1A. The box will be back in tomorrow's mail to Keith and should only take a day or two to get there.

I have the utmost admiration of people like Bob who have the time, skill and patience to present micros in the way these are presented.

The quality of the specimens is very good too.

Thanks Bob!

Regards, Steve
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Steve Sorrell October 11, 2009 10:53AM
...oh, and I forgot to add, the box that arrived is one that I had sent to Bob sometime in the past!

Regards
Steve

PS: I think that you should find something to keep Keith!
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Robert Rothenberg October 11, 2009 02:32PM
Hi Steve,

Thanks for the compliment!

I thought it would be fitting. Glad you noticed.

Bob
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Steve Sorrell October 20, 2009 01:27AM
Hey Keith, you should have well and truly received the package by now. Any news at your end? Regards, Steve
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Keith Compton October 21, 2009 08:57AM
Hi Steve

Been busy and rushing around a bit.
But the package is now on its final leg to Don !!!!

Already let Don know.

Kept a couple of the Tassie Cassiterites, yeah.
Included another Tassie icon for Don - hope it makes it !

Cheers
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Donald Peck October 21, 2009 03:44PM
Looking forward to receiving the goodies! But it isn't the last leg . . . I have to send the package on to Eddie.
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Eddy Vervloet October 25, 2009 04:38PM
Ouf, thanks Donald! I thought I was being forgotten! hehe (:D

Greetings from France,

Eddy
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Donald Peck October 31, 2009 01:45PM
The Box arrived this morning and I am eager to study the contents. I will send it on to Eddie early next week At the moment I have to do some preparation for a guest spot in four elementary school classrooms on Monday and Tuesday.
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Eddy Vervloet November 03, 2009 10:02AM
Cool! (:D

We are in the final stretch!

Good luck at school!
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Donald Peck November 05, 2009 03:58PM
Eddy, I put the box in the mail yesterday; so you should receive it in a few days. I kept and replaced five of the eight specimens that were in the box.

Keith, every specimen came through without damage, including the crocoite. Thank you for it and the natrolite. The natrolites are a bit larger and thus better detail than what we usually find around here.

Bob R. I had never seen fine, needle-like, doubly terminated wulfenites. Thank you.

I don't know who included the cassiterites from Cornwall and Tasmania, but Thank you. I appreciate them!

Looking forward to the next round.
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Steve Sorrell November 06, 2009 10:17AM
Donald Peck Wrote:
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> I don't know who included the cassiterites from
> Cornwall and Tasmania, but Thank you. I
> appreciate them!

That would be me Don. I was being a bit smart. I know that Keith is particularly fond of cassiterite so I included a few different ones. He kept some and passed on others.

Regards
Steve
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Robert Rothenberg November 06, 2009 11:36AM
Hi DOnald,

Glad you enjoyed them.

Bob
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Eddy Vervloet November 06, 2009 12:58PM
Looking forward to it Don!
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Donald Peck November 07, 2009 02:35PM
Steve, Thanks. One of the Tasmanian cassiterites that Bob let get away is quite nice. I am delighted to have it.
Don
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Donald Peck November 12, 2009 02:31PM
Hi Eddy,

Box #1 didn't get there yet? I sent it via airmail and I would think it should have arrived.

Don
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Eddy Vervloet November 17, 2009 11:09AM
Hey Don! Got the package yesterday, monday! Thanks a lot guys! Did not have a chance to have a close look, Don, but I did see the copies of the articles about them that you put in! Nice touch, appreciate that!

The time it takes for these packages to arrive is a riddle to me... sometimes it just takes 3 days and sometimes 3 weeks. Airmail or not...
I recently sent a little box to Stuart Mills in Canada. Took almost two months... a mystery to me!

Will comment on the rocks as soon as I can Don!

Eddy
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Donald Peck November 17, 2009 03:53PM
Happy to hear it arrived, Eddy. I was beginning to worry!
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Keith Compton November 18, 2009 02:30AM
Hi

So from 16 June to 16 November that package travelled the globe.

Although I guess not the original - as the original appears to have gotten lost permanently and then replaced.

But hey 5 months to visit 8 people.

Not too bad.

Cheers
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Steve Sorrell December 07, 2009 09:18AM
So did Box 1 (as opposed to Box 1A) ever arrive? Or even leave? Is it still on Andy's desk?
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Robert Rothenberg December 07, 2009 02:43PM
I cannot say where it is, but I haven't received box 1.

Bob
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Eddy Vervloet December 11, 2009 07:24AM
I am sorry, Bob, I was under the impression Andy got his box out to you in the end...
I will get a box to you during my Christmas holidays!

Greetings from France,

Eddy
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Robert Rothenberg December 11, 2009 09:02PM
Thanks Eddy. I look forward to it. Hope you have a good holiday season and happy and healthy new year.

Also the same to all who read this!

Bob
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