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Luigi Mattei passed away

Posted by Maurizio Dini  
Maurizio Dini March 04, 2012 04:28PM
ize=large>Yesterday our great italian collector and photographer, Luigi Mattei, has passed away.

I would like to leave here a deserve tribute to his invaluable mineral photo legacy in Mindat, with more then 1.700 pictures.

To whom has met ad share with him many topics, for sure will missim him for his humanity and honesty.

Always with you Luigi!

Maurizio Dini
Roberto Bosi March 04, 2012 04:54PM
I don't know him personally, but I've seen many times his name and the images he posted. His authority was evident. I offer my sincere condolences to the family and all the friends and collaborators. I'm sure that Luigi take a journey toward a better world and I hope this could be the best confort for everyone.

Better to be just than good (Kempis)
Maggie Wilson March 04, 2012 04:56PM
Dear Maurizio - thank you for letting us know.

My condolences to Luigi's family, his friends and all of his associates in the mineral and photography world.

Maggie Wilson
Marco E. Ciriotti March 04, 2012 05:07PM
My condolences and those of all AMI members to Luigi's family and all his friends.
Ciao Luigi!
Ronald John Gyllenhammer March 04, 2012 05:39PM
Maurizio, thank you for this important notice. I've had occasion to correspond with Luigi concerning possible trades in the past and always found him to be a gentleman of the first order. Surely he will be missed. My sincere condolences to his family and friends for this sad news. May he rest in peace and find eternal life.

Jose Luis Jara March 04, 2012 05:57PM
my sincere condolences to his family, but did not know him personally, was a magnificent collector and photographer, will be made strange not to see your pictures again.

Jose Luis Jara
Harjo Neutkens March 04, 2012 06:41PM
What a sad loss for the mineral community! My condolences to Luigi's family, and I wish them all the strength in the world in coping with this loss.

Chester S. Lemanski, Jr. March 04, 2012 06:56PM
I also did not know him except through his fantastic photography and significant contributions to Mindat to be enjoyed all around the world. My sincerest condolences to his family. May he rest in peace.

Chet Lemanski
Amir C. Akhavan March 04, 2012 07:20PM
This loss is very sad news for all of us.
My condolences to his family.
Jean-Marc Johannet March 04, 2012 07:53PM
My condolences to Luigi's family.
He will miss to all of us.
Corie Mattar March 04, 2012 08:04PM
My condolences to his family and friends.
May he rest in peace.
Corie Mattar
Chris Mavris March 04, 2012 08:19PM
This is sad new for the entire mineral community.
Pete Pelletier March 04, 2012 09:24PM
Sad news indeed. Condolences to his friends and family.
Eddy Vervloet March 04, 2012 09:35PM
Condolences... I will certainly miss him!
Elmar Lackner March 04, 2012 10:45PM
My condolences too.

His big footprint here on Mindat will make him unforgettable for us.
Reynaldo Contreira March 04, 2012 10:46PM
Very sad indeed!
My sincere condolences to Luigi's family.

Apart of his unquestionable integrety, we will miss him for the evident enthusiasm of the mineral photography.
Personally, I will miss a real friend.

Colleen Thomson March 05, 2012 12:29AM
a sad loss to the mineral and photographic world. My condolences to his family.

cheers, Colleen
Robert Rothenberg March 05, 2012 01:28AM
I had several good exchanges with him and will miss him. My condolences to his family and friends.

Domenico Preite March 05, 2012 07:57AM
Ciao Luigi...resterai sempre con noi...
Enrico Bonacina March 05, 2012 08:27AM
Hai lasciato in me un carissimo ricordo Luigi.
Ancora sentite condoglianze alla famiglia.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/05/2012 10:21AM by Marco E. Ciriotti.
Alessandro Socci March 05, 2012 09:09AM
l'ultima volta ci siamo ncontratii alla recente mostra di Roma del dicembre scorso, e notavo sempre in te l'entusiasmo e la passione come nei momenti migliori, mi ha fatto un grande piacere poterti salutare personalmente
Luigi non ti dimenticheremo

Alessandro Socci March 05, 2012 09:34AM
ciao Luigi
RICCARDO CRACAS March 05, 2012 11:24AM
cava di Montenero.... Riccardo, Riccardo, vieni qui...... ce l'hai la Magnesiohastingsite in collezione?.... No!!. allora spacca questo "sasso" qui e la troverai..... fu cosi!!!!!..... Voglio salutare una un Uomo ed un Amico con cui ho condiviso qualche uscita a "sassi" (purtroppo troppo poche) che non lesinava di dare consigli utili a chi, al contrario di lui, conosceva meno la mineralogia. Lo ricorderò come una persona semplice e sempre disponibile... la Mineralogia ed il G.M.R. hanno perso una grande persona.
Sentite condoglianze alla famiglia ed alla moglie che non conoscevo personalmente ma che una volta vidi accompagnarlo alla cava durante una gita sociale del G.M.R.
Ciao Luigi...
Serge Lavarde March 05, 2012 01:46PM
I had several good contacts and exchanges with Luigi. He amazed us with his numerous and always beautiful photos. He will miss us.
My condolences to his family and friends.
Ciao Luigi…

Maurizio Dini March 05, 2012 10:24PM
Hi everybody

thanks so much for the very nice words written by all of you.

I did really appreciate a great tribute to his memory.....the wonderfull Connellite PODT!

Well deserved, indeed

Ciao Luigi

Maurizio Dini
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