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It all started when I was very young.

Registered member, joined prior to 15th Oct 2005

Jesse Fisher has uploaded:
403 Mineral Photos
58 Locality Photos
6 Other Photos
 

My father was military, which meant we moved around a lot. What passed for family vacations were usually cross-country road trips in an un-airconditioned car between postings. To keep my three sisters and me entertained, we would make frequent stops at all manner of tourist traps, some of which were national parks. Everyone would invariably come away with souvenirs, my sisters would get dolls and such, I would get pretty bits of rock. I think I got the better deal. During the mid 1960s, while stationed in Hawaii, I had opportunity to visit the active volcano, Kilauea, and both feet became firmly planted on the road to ruin.

Some fourty years down that road now, I find myself with multiple degrees in the geological sciences and an ever-growing mineral collection, neither of which seem to have done much for my bank balance. My wife Joan and I currently run a small public relations consultancy for the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry (her area of expertise, not mine) from San Francisco. In our spare time we travel about, looking for minerals, playing music, and searching for good places to have a beer.

Messaging Statistics

Total messages posted:1,071
New threads started:21
First message posted:5th Jan 2006
Latest message posted:26th Jan 2013

My Latest Discussions and Replies

Jul 2012New element discovered?Posted by Jesse Fisher. 6 replies in General.Nov 2011Austria Location Information NeededPosted by Jesse Fisher. 4 replies in Identity Help.Jan 2010Irradiated Pakistani TopazPosted by Jesse Fisher. 21 replies in Fakes & Frauds.Mar 2009Alston Moor - incorrect entryPosted by Jesse Fisher. One reply in Improving Mindat.org.Feb 2009Tucson 2009 Scrapbook - The Rogue's GalleryPosted by Jesse Fisher. 18 replies in General.Aug 2008Old Farts General Meeting AnnouncementPosted by Jesse Fisher. 14 replies in General.Jul 2008Intruder AlertPosted by Jesse Fisher. 23 replies in General.Jul 2008Unusual color zonation in fluoritePosted by Jesse Fisher. 2 replies in General.May 2008Tri-State locality information neededPosted by Jesse Fisher. 8 replies in Identity Help.Apr 2008A little historical ironyPosted by Jesse Fisher. 10 replies in General.Apr 2008Another reason to visit TucsonPosted by Jesse Fisher. 8 replies in General.Feb 2008Secretive European Collectors?Posted by Jesse Fisher. 50 replies in General.Jan 2008Major collection donated to Flandrau Center, TucsonPosted by Jesse Fisher in General.Nov 2007Santa Jumps the GunPosted by Jesse Fisher. 8 replies in General.Nov 2007Questions about managing one's photosPosted by Jesse Fisher. 16 replies in General.Jul 2007A good day in WeardalePosted by Jesse Fisher. 28 replies in General.Jan 2007Lemurian Seed CrystalsPosted by Jesse Fisher. 13 replies in Fakes & Frauds.Nov 2006Munich Mineralogical KitschPosted by Jesse Fisher. 5 replies in General.Oct 2006Photos with wrong location infoPosted by Jesse Fisher. 13 replies in Improving Mindat.org.Apr 2006Flournatromicrolite, MozambiquePosted by Jesse Fisher. 6 replies in Identity Help.

 
 
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