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Registered member since 5th Jun 2006

Martin Slama has uploaded:
1752 Mineral Photos
13 Locality Photos
1 Other Photo
Some short notes about my Person:
I was born in 1982 in Vienna (Austria) and started collecting minerals at the age of 12. My first bought specimen was a red Beryl from the Wah Wah Mtns.
In 2004 I started self-collecting minerals in Austria with a special focus on the Gastein valley and the Felben valley.

From 2004-2008 I attended the University of Aplied Science for Tourism Management.

After some years of collecting Micromounts from everywhere I got a lack of space and I realized that I must be more specific in my hobby. Due to the fact that Beryl and Phenakite are my favourite minerals it was clear that I have to set my focus on Beryllium containing minerals.

Nowadays my collection method is really specific because I only collect Beryllium and/or Scandium-containing Minerals, Gold, and minerals from Austria. I've no prefered size and I'm not interested to have the best of every Specimen. For me it is important to have nearly all approved Beryllium-containig minerals and to have specimens from different locations. Today I have 102 (analysed) approved Be-minerals. Among these there are really rare minerals like Surinamite, Khmaralite, Babefphite, Glucine (TL and Maine!), Ehrleite, Byrudite, Hydroxylgugiaite, Agakhnaovite-(Y) and Pahasapaite. Furtehrmore I have about 2000 specimens of my favourite mineral Beryl from nearly 300 locations.

I've spend some money on a better photo equipment and a good trinocular. Now I will replace most of my old and ugly photos in the course of time.

At this point I would like to say a special thank for their support to Alexander Falster, Franz Neuhold, Franz Bernhard, Wilhelm Niemetz and Uwe Kolitsch. Furthermore I want to thank my wife Brigitte that she accept my hobby.
By reason that I have a son, I can do some field trips with him, he still shares the passion for minerals too.


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