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Olivier Mével in Cumbria

Cumbria, England, UK

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Registered member since 28th Jul 2013

Olivier Mével has uploaded:
1432 Mineral Photos
1378 Locality Photos
55 Other Photos
Here you will be able to view photos of the "Blue John" mineral collection.
It doesn't mean that it is an addition (addiction) of Blue John Fluorite specimens!..
"Blue John" is a fancy collection name but seriously chosen...
I chose "Blue John" because :
- I'm very fond of British minerals certainly because i love Britain in all kind of subjects since i was a little boy.
- Blue John might come from "bleu-jaune" which is French. I live in Perpignan in the far South of France, an ever sunny place. It's there, in 2011, where i met my mineralogy "professor" , my master Robert Boher. He brought me "at first sight" in the magical mineralogical world by showing me his lovely collection (with his particular way of displaying the specimens) and by taking me on fields. Perpignan is situated in the Pyrénées-Orientales county and it's full of mountains there, rich in many minerals species. A very lucky playground !
- Blue John is UNIQUE as you can see on the location map at the Blue John Mindat page.
- Blue John is fluorite and if there is someone who doesn't like fluorite, may he (she) lift his (her) hand, please ?
- Blue John is found in Derbyshire in the Peak District National Park, a very nice part of England to visit. I hope it won't take long anymore since i can explore the trails of the beautiful valleys of Derbyshire. Maybe I'll take advantage of the rough paths to do some trail running, a sport i do practice when mineral quest leaves me some free time but the two activities can be complementary...
Specimens and localities photography, with sharing, adds to my mineral collection fulfillment.

The "Blue John" mineral collection covers entire Earth and is split in 3 parts of special interest :
- 1) The French specimens : F1, F2, F3 ...
- 2) The British and Irish mineral wonders : B1, B2 ...
- 3) The World map of minerals expecting to catch a specimen of each country ! : W1, W2 ...

Hope those specimen pictures will add some interest to the Mindat database, especially those from the French new-updated localities.
Hope you will also enjoy looking at some of the 'locality' photographs especially from South of France and Brittany.

Best regards
Olivier Mével


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