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GeneralBuying from the mines?
29th Aug 2019 21:32 BSTOwen Tolley
29th Aug 2019 23:56 BSTGareth Evans
30th Aug 2019 04:36 BSTOwen Tolley
2nd Sep 2019 20:07 BSTHolger Hartmaier
Before retiring, my work as a geotechnical engineering consultant included projects with various mining companies, primarily in northern and western Canada. As a mineral collector, the anticipation was always there to be able to collect something at the mine site, however, this was usually not the case. As a "high-priced" consultant, it was inappropriate for me to spend time collecting on their dime. Nevertheless, once I established a working relationship with my mine staff counterparts, I was usually able to obtain some souvenir specimens. Gareth's point is valid- there is a difference if you want to collect for commercial purposes, versus a collector wishing specimens for personal interest. There are numerous examples of mineral dealers who have successfully negotiated mineral specimen collecting or "recovery" contracts with mining companies and thereby brought high quality specimens to the collector market. The key cautionary point is to make sure you are dealing with the appropriate level of authority within the mine staff. For example, a mine manager may give you collecting privileges, but may be contravening policies governed by the head office managers.
3rd Sep 2019 09:11 BSTAlfredo Petrov Manager
3rd Sep 2019 21:46 BSTGareth Evans
4th Sep 2019 16:41 BSTGeorg Graf
7th Sep 2019 02:02 BSTOwen Tolley
7th Sep 2019 05:32 BSTJim Allen
7th Sep 2019 22:13 BSTEd Clopton Expert
8th Sep 2019 18:17 BSTJude Ogbonna
Wolfamite Supplies. I am looking beyond my local market, your input will be greatly appreciated.
11th Sep 2019 14:30 BSTEd Clopton Expert
11th Sep 2019 23:11 BSTGareth Evans
12th Sep 2019 09:39 BSTAlfredo Petrov Manager
13th Sep 2019 08:09 BSTGareth Evans
13th Sep 2019 08:26 BSTKeith Compton Manager
13th Sep 2019 09:24 BSTAlfredo Petrov Manager
13th Sep 2019 20:51 BSTGareth Evans
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