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Registered member since 3rd Apr 2006

Ernst A. Schnaitmann has uploaded:
354 Mineral Photos
1 Locality Photo
I started having an interest in minerals from a young age and started collecting to some degree from the age of 7.
I only seriously started to focus on minerals from the age of 13 and have been collecting ever since.

My only field of interest is Namibian Minerals although I do appreciate good specimens from other localities that would share a Namibian counterpart in some way.

I am working together with several publishers to have more Namibian specimens and localities published for the general collecting world to appreciate and raise awareness for the natural wonders that are produced from my country.

While I am employed in the largest specialty chemical supplier in Namibia, I still serve as an advisor for the local business the House of Gems which is situated in Windhoek and was formally owned by the mineral luminary Sidney Pieters.

Should you find your way to Namibia or have any questions regarding Namibian specimens, please feel free to contact me.

Messaging Statistics

Total messages posted:120
New threads started:15
First message posted:1st Nov 2007
Latest message posted:19th Jul 2012

My Latest Discussions and Replies

Sep 2017Amethyst Japan Law Twins- An Impossibility?Posted by Jeremy A. Zolan. 43 replies in General.Jun 2016"Namibia" minerals and localitiesPosted by Herman Du Plessis. 22 replies in Improving 2016Rock CurrierPosted by William W. Besse. 141 replies in General.Dec 2015Inclusions in Quartz (Polished or Natural)Posted by Craig Mercer. 253 replies in General.Sep 2015Alluvial demantoid garnets in NamibiaPosted by Edward Fleming. 5 replies in General.Jan 2015Cuprodescloizite??Posted by Paolo Franchi. 8 replies in Identity Help.Mar 2014topaz need help with locality if possible...Posted by Herman Du Plessis. 17 replies in Identity Help.Jan 2014Show us your favourite Tourmaline, Topaz, Beryl or Kunzite.Posted by Philip Perkins. 327 replies in General.Sep 2013Tsumeb Galena specimen?Posted by Anonymous User. 23 replies in Identity Help.Sep 2013Anglesite - Berg aukas?Posted by Anonymous User. 3 replies in Identity Help.Sep 2013Descloizite-Mottramite Series - Tsumeb West Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, NamibiaPosted by Richard Gunter. 12 replies in Photos.Sep 2012Show off your lovely Wulfenites!Posted by Jeffrey Hill. 143 replies in General.Sep 2012analcime from goboboseb Namibia?Posted by Herman Du Plessis. 11 replies in Identity Help.Jul 2012Is it damaged?Posted by Ernst A. Schnaitmann. 19 replies in General.Jul 2012Ste Marie Aux Mines 2012Posted by Robert Simonoff. 4 replies to an article.Jul 2012Negative Crystal GrowthPosted by David Zimmerman (2). 18 replies in General.May 2012Passed Away – Herbert NägelePosted by Ernst A. Schnaitmann. 4 replies in General.May 2012Identification neededPosted by Paolo Franchi. 2 replies in Identity Help.May 2012flourite scepters from Erongo Namibia?Posted by Herman Du Plessis. 6 replies in Fakes & Frauds.May 2012Safely packing fibrous mineralsPosted by Ernst A. Schnaitmann. 8 replies in General.

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