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Stephan Wolfsried has uploaded:
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I collect minerals since I was a 14 years old boy, which is now for more than 44 years. In the very first years of collecting I became a micromounter, for cost reasons originally. Many rare species are not available in bigger dimensions than some tenth of a millimeter. A micromount-collection requires not much space and swapping and buying is very easy with partners all around the world. Additionally those little crystals are very often more perfect than their bigger representatives.

End of the 1970s I considered studying Mineralogy, but finally decided to earn an engineers degree. Most of my life I am working as an Executive in the Stuttgart area automotive industry.

Well crystallized and aesthetic minerals fascinate myself and it is my passion taking photos of my items. Actually I own more then 2000 different species and some 10.000 items in total. Instead of a print version I share my photos in mindat, somehow an online encyclopedia. Improving my equipment continuously since 2005 I believe that the photo results are now good enough to persist for a longer period of time, at least because the limitations of physics are reached.

I wrote several articles in mindat to share my experience in equipment and workflow optimization.


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