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Rick Turner has uploaded:
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I'm primarily a micromount collector, though I have some hundreds of larger specimens of various kinds. My collection is focused on a small number of relatively well-bounded geographical areas - southern Africa (Namibia, South Africa, and the Congo / Katanga), the southwestern USA, and western Europe.

I'm especially interested in minerals with 'exotic' chemistry, and have spent many years studying this type of mineral. Most recently, I have started working on material from Tolbachik in Russia, but I am probably best known for work done in the Mendip Hills, in Somerset, England. I've done a lot of collecting and research work there for more than forty years now, and have the honor of having a mineral from Merehead Quarry named after me. We have described a half dozen or so new minerals from there over the last ten years. Most of the papers on the Mendips that I have authored / co-authored can be found online at www.imbuia-holdings.com/papers/ if you have an interest.

I do exchange material with collectors around the world, so feel free to contact me.

 

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