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Richard De Nul has uploaded:
3236 Mineral Photos
248 Locality Photos
2 Other Photos
Until mid-2006 when he took early retirement, Richard was employed as a business/systems analyst for software interfacing applications between time registration and loan secretaries. Now he has more time to devote to his wife, two grown-up children and several hobbies. His age isn't important, but can be revealed here! He's a young, dynamic and motivated fifty.

Richard is an amateur mineral collector with a very keen interest in mining history and all of its archaeological and industrial aspects. He loves being underground, exploring disused mine workings. Richard started mineral collecting in 1995 with very little knowledge of mineralogy. He soon became a die-hard collector, making the transition from being a layman to something of an authority in the field of micro-minerals in just a few years. He has now amassed a wonderful collection of English minerals of which he is justly proud.

Rolling on from one hobby to another, Richard began exploring the possibilities of macro-photography of his mineral specimens in 2003. With his Russian-made MBC-10 microscope and Nikon camera, he made his first astonishing photographs. Very soon, however, he had reached the limits of this technology and became even more ambitious!
Having obtained a Zeiss Stemi 2000c microscope and undertaken extensive training, a lot of practice resulted in considerable refinement of his technique and thus results. By the end of 2007, more than 2,500 of his photographs had been published on the mineralogical database Mindat. Richard has documented several lectures, had his research published on many occasions and frequently contributes to the work of others. He is always happy to hear from fellow enthusiasts.

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Total messages posted:136
New threads started:61
First message posted:27th Mar 2006
Latest message posted:2nd Jan 2009

My Latest Discussions and Replies

Aug 2019Unknown specimen from Penberthy Croft, CornwallPosted by Richard De Nul. 9 replies in Identity Help.Aug 2018Receive error when trying to change emailPosted by Richard De Nul. 3 replies in Improving 2011Green mystery from MontenegroPosted by Richard De Nul. 6 replies in Identity Help.Dec 2009Grass green mineral from Clitters (Cornwall, UK)Posted by Richard De Nul. 21 replies in Identity Help.Dec 2009Unknown boleite mineral memberPosted by Richard De Nul. 8 replies in Identity Help.Jan 2009Relistian Mine, Gwinear, Cornwall, UKPosted by Richard De Nul. 5 replies in Identity Help.Sep 2008A mystery from Les Mines des Montmins (France)Posted by Richard De Nul. 3 replies in Identity Help.Mar 2008Unknown minerals from the Egyptian desertPosted by Richard De Nul. 7 replies in Identity Help.Jan 2008A mystery from Brownley Hill Mine, Nenthead, UKPosted by Richard De Nul. 4 replies in Identity Help.Jan 2008Pharaohs gold and emerald mines in the Eastern desert of EgyptPosted by Richard De Nul in Field Collecting.Jan 2008A beauty from Madonna della Fucinaia, Tuscany, ItalyPosted by Richard De Nul in Identity Help.Dec 2007Hemerdon Ball (Devon, UK): What is this?Posted by Richard De Nul. 3 replies in Identity Help.Dec 2007Palygorskiteb from Devon (UK)?Posted by Richard De Nul. 2 replies in Identity Help.Nov 2007A mineral from Cumbria, Eycott (United Kingdom)Posted by Richard De Nul. 4 replies in Identity Help.Nov 2007Zeiss Discovery V8Posted by Richard De Nul. One reply in Mineral Photography.Nov 2007A 'buggy' in the section adding photosPosted by Richard De Nul. 8 replies in General.Oct 2007Making 'adding photos' easier and faster: a suggestion...Posted by Richard De Nul. 6 replies in General.Oct 2007A dark greenish ball from Wheal BetsyPosted by Richard De Nul. One reply in Identity Help.Oct 2007A hairy, olive greenish ball from Wheal BetsyPosted by Richard De Nul in Identity Help.Oct 2007A blueish mica from Wheal BetsyPosted by Richard De Nul. 4 replies in Identity Help.

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