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Sebastian (Sébastien in french), 37, living in the extreme south of France a few tens of kilometers from Spain.

Passionate about science in general (earth sciences and astronomy mainly) since childhood, I started to "prospect" and to build a collection since 2014 (at 32, better late than never...)

Since then, I have been wandering in my area looking for specimens that can improve my modest collection, sometimes with the help of a friend (who clean some of my/our finds) but always with my essential companions, chisels, hammers, crowbars to break (or try to break) pegmatite and granite.

My collection focuses mainly on garnets, the only mineral well represented in my region (and potentially of excellent quality for France) even if they tend to nest only in 1 rock on 1000 in "favorable" areas AND in hard-to-reach places (mountain top, ravine bottom, scree areas, thorny vegetation), no easy ride...

Apart from garnets, I also explore north-west of my region for jet and amber at two localities, first one is a rediscovery in the Cenomanian and the second is a new find in the upper Turonian, rarely represented in France.



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