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Valere Berlage has uploaded:
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Collector specializing in secondary Cu, Zn, Co and Pb minerals.
Looking for well cristallized classics. My favorite pieces are the one that combine crystals, aestethics, history and scientific interests.

I started to collect at 4 (40 years ago), When I obtained my first Congolese (then Zaire) pièces, but only in these last 15 years, I started to collect "seriously". A few years ago, when my standard levels raised, I decided to specialize in Zn, Pb, Cu secondaries, a kind of mineralogy I like a lot. To allow to release all other speciments for trade targetting secondaries.
I am still a "young collector", and I was not active during Morocco, Tsumeb and Mexico Heydays, unfortunately...

The visit of many museums and private collections, exhibiting in many local and international events in Europe and America, and of course knowing old experienced collectors and curators allowed me to build a knoweledge, step by step. More than 10 years of scientific studies at university does help also.

I am also working at a big challenge, the building of a high level museum in the Democratic Republic of Congo, A country I am in love with!


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