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Registered member joined prior to 15th Oct 2005 (unrecorded)
Member of the Management Group

Alfredo Petrov has uploaded:
254 Mineral Photos
57 Locality Photos
44 Other Photos

Alfredo has published 5 articles on mindat.org  RSS Link to blog for Alfredo Petrov
I have had the privilege of getting to know many of Mindat's most active users and contributors in person, but for those whom I've not had the pleasure of meeting yet, here's a brief self introduction:

Although a geologist by education, I've been more interested in minerals as specimens than as ores ever since primary school in England. My mineral related jobs have included the mineral department of the San Diego Natural History Museum, consulting for various mining companies and government agencies, translations of mineralogical literature, commercial specimen mining and dealing. Just for fun, I also write articles on minerals and mineral localities, on line as well as in paper periodicals like Lapis, Lithographie, Rocks and Minerals, Mineralogical Record, Mineralien Welt, Mineral News... and give talks on exotic localities at mineral symposia, clubs, and museums. My personal collection is chaotically scattered over homes in Bolivia, California and New York, with a particular fondness for tiny rarities from Japan and Bolivia which only about a dozen other collectors would ever get jealous of.

Having been a member of Mindat's Management team ever since it was first established about 13 years ago, I've enjoyed my small role in helping Mindat grow into the great resource it has become for collectors, curators and researchers. In addition to uploading locality and mineral data (which of course can and should be undertaken by many Mindat contributors, not just the management team), my duties here have been to participate in discussions on the administration of Mindat, patrol the message boards to answer users' questions, delete spam and other offensive content, and - most importantly - the endless task of data quality control, which entails wading through thousands of pages of locality data, improving the locality hierarchy, checking photo captions for errors, corresponding where necessary with those who uploaded questionable data or photos, and responding to complaints and suggestions, with particular regard for locality data and photos from Bolivia and Japan, although I get involved with other parts of the globe too as time allows.

Correspondence from Mindat users and contributors is welcome, although as I am often out in the field, I apologize in advance for any delays in answering.


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