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4th Nautilus-Gent Swap Fair - Deurle, Belgium

Last Updated: 23rd Feb 2018

By Tom Costes

This is a LIVE report, keep this page loaded for live updates - new images will appear as they are added.



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And we’re off again. This time we’re on a swap fair organised by your humble narrator. It is one of smaller and newer in the region, but it is definetly growing



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It starts in half an hour and it is slowly getting full



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We’ve made a small exposition for the visitors about calcite



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Someone who is always present at the Belgian Exchange fairs: Michel Croisez with the book he wrote about the crystalforms of calcite from the Landelies Quarry, Belgium



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Let us take a look at the exposition; an interestibg calcite from Lompret found in 2017 - Verschuren Bert & Louis



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A very sharp calcite from Mont-sur-Marcienne - Costes Tom



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A well balanced piece from the quarry at Antoing, Tournai, Belgium - Jan Blomme



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A whole collection calcite from the Boulonnais Quarry in France - José Vilaplana



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One important point for Belgian fairs... the bar is as important as the swap



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And our friends from the 4M, who have their fair in november, have borrowed their 3D printed calcite forms



When I was at the BMS Symposium in Leicester in september last year I won the Maurice Grigg trophy for best British micromount. This gave me the idea to start the same kind of competetion. Together with Bert Verschuren we made a trophy with the logo of the Nautilus-Gent society as the main piece.

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From left to right: in first place - Alain Legrand; second place - your humble narrator, aka me,
aka Tom Costes; third place - Bert Verschuren


The piece from Bert verschuren who came third


The piece from Tom Costes who came second


The piece from Alain Legrand who was deemed by the jury as the best piece and conquered first place
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Thanks to Eddy Van Der Meersche for the photos of the top three winners and for being in the jury together with Dirk Van Brande and Paul Plinke.




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19th Feb 2018 07:21 GMTGerard Declercq

Really nice activity
Bests compliments to organizers
See you again next year
Gérard DECLERCQ

19th Feb 2018 08:28 GMTKeith Compton Manager

Thanks for the report Tom

Nice looking 3D crystal shapes.

Any suggestions as to from where the book can be purchased?

Cheers

19th Feb 2018 09:59 GMTVik Vanrusselt Expert

Keith, according to http://natuurtijdschriften.nl/download?type=document;docid=568807 (book review in Dutch) the book (which is solely available in French) can be purchased directly from the author: francis.hubert@belgacom.net for €20 + shipping

24th Feb 2018 20:52 GMTKristoffer Thoresen

Nice looking pieces :)

A fun locality indeed!

7th Mar 2018 08:18 GMTMarc Jauniaux

Good show ! good exchanges !
Thanks Tom
 
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