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Registered member joined prior to 15th Oct 2005 (unrecorded)
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Georges Favreau has uploaded:
74 Mineral Photos
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I have been interested in minerals for more than 45 years. Travelling to visit places and collect specimens with fellows is a great pleasure to me (France, Morocco, Spain, South West of the USA, Italy). All these years and trips result in quite a large number of specimens (total is around 38,000 catalogued specimens, half of them collected; this represents 2,500 species, 760 of them collected).

The species I like most are arsenates, phosphates, sulphates, etc. of copper, lead, cobalt, zinc, iron, manganese, uranium...

My favourite specimens are small well formed crystals on any kind of matrix size. For practical reasons, I keep all my collection specimens in plastic boxes, mainly of "European" MM size (28 x 28 x 22 mm), but I like larger ones too, up to 7.6 x 6.6 x 5.6 cm.

Some of my present and past activities:
. president of Association Française de Micromineralogie (AFM) between 1993 and 2007,
. discovery of new species and involvement in the definition of 14 new species: yvonite, jacquesdietrichite, bouazzerite, maghrebite, afmite, bariopharmacoalumite, angarfite, forêtite, omsite, jasrouxite, favreauite, alfredopetrovite, écrinsite and hydroxyferroroméite. Other minerals hopefully on their way...,
. participation to the definition and/or publication of : pushcharovskite, guanacoite, bendadaite, zincalstibite-9R; participation to the redefinition of matulaite, to the definition of structure of parnauite, camerolaite and ceruleite.
. development of FACES, a crystal design computer program for PC, for easy and fast modelling of single crystals,
. writing of articles and monographs in the AFM magazine (Le Cahier des Micromonteurs), Lapis, Le Règne Minéral, Mineralogical record, Revista de Minerales,
. photography of microminerals,
. member of the Micromounters' Hall of Fame since 2000,

... still considering myself as having a lot to learn ... and pleased of learning everyday!

 

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