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29th Nov 2020 20:31 UTCErik Vercammen Expert

This day, 11 years ago, I registered as member on Mindat. One of the best things I've done in my life. I have learned a lot and Mindat was very helpful for trips on our holidays, and I am glad I was able to add data and pictures , to make Mindat better and larger for the other members and the people interested in minerals.

29th Nov 2020 20:48 UTCAlfredo Petrov Manager

Delighted to have you here, Erik! 

29th Nov 2020 20:57 UTCPaul Brandes 🌟 Manager

Exactly what we like to hear! ;-)

29th Nov 2020 22:00 UTCRolf Luetcke Expert

I see your photos all the time on mindat and I believe we registered about the same time, I have been on for close to the same time you have and I will second your thoughts.
I too have learned quite a lot in those years and it has been a wonderful place to spend a lot of mineral time.
Keep up the great work Jolyon and all.

30th Nov 2020 04:49 UTCChristian Auer Expert

Its about the same time like me. Nice to have you here Erik.
Btw I looked up your first picture: 

30th Nov 2020 15:17 UTCEddy Vervloet Manager

I am getting too old for this... I can't even remember when I joined... :(
And neither can mindat...

30th Nov 2020 15:35 UTCKevin Conroy Manager

I'm older than some of the mineral specimens in my collection! 

30th Nov 2020 16:32 UTCNick Gilly

Kevin, are you telling us that you're millions of years old?! ;-)

30th Nov 2020 18:10 UTCKevin Conroy Manager

Nick, sometimes it feels that way.  However, it's a fact (and selenite can form fairly quickly).

30th Nov 2020 20:51 UTCErik Vercammen Expert

Thanks for the kind words. It seems I was in good company for registering to Mindat.
Christian, thanks for the picture, and some background: we live in Belgium, and made a big trip to the SW of the USA with the children in 2010. I bought my first digital camera for that journey, and took lots of pictures. Back home and browsing through Mindat, I noticed that a lot of the places we've visted (like Yosemite) had no locality photo's, so I started to upload some of my photos. Since then, I've always taken pictures on our holidays and on trips, and put them on Mindat. Hope to be able to do that for many, many years to come.
Rolf, between 1992 and 2004 I've attended the Tucson show 9 times (where I met Alfredo Petrov). At that occasion we also went on trips to localities as Washington Camp, JC Holmes Claim and Grand Reef. A pity we were not on Mindat at that time and didn't know each other.
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