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Ste Marie aux Mines 2004

Millerite, football & beer. Answering life's problems

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Ian Jones has uploaded:
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A Londoner by birth and a Chartered Civil Engineer by profession, I collect British minerals with the emphasis on Devon and Cornwall, the north of England, and Wales. I now live jointly in London and in Cardiff in south Wales, and have a particular fondness for millerite from the south Wales coalfield.

I got interested in minerals through rock climbing. We would go down to Cornwall to climb on the sea cliffs there a couple of times a year. When it rained, we would explore the old mines. I didn't mean to get hooked on rocks, it just sort of happened!

I can usually be found at the Tucson, Denver, Munich and Ste Marie mineral shows looking for that elusive piece to fill a gap in the collection, so if you get there, please say hi.

Otherwise, if not scrotting around underground, or on a coaltip, I can be found on the terraces at either Arsenal or Cardiff City urging them on to still greater heights, or at home tinkering around with my old classic car.

A keen member of the Old Farts (the Official Locality Data, Fluorite, Ale, and Related Trivia Subcommittee), I am always happy to spend an evening in the pub reminding myself why British beer is best! And when those other Old Farts, Lloyd Llewellyn and Jesse Fisher are about, even discussing the odd rock or two with them as well.

And I should also mention jazz - John Coltrane and beyond. So many happy hours listening to this stuff. And The Chrysler Building - does architecture get any better!


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