|Web-Account Since||11/14/2006 08:02:07|
|Last Online||09/30/2014 17:44:37|
|Last Updated||09/22/2014 11:13:51|
|Location:||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Occupation:||Steel products wholesaler|
|Company:||Southern Minerals and Fossils|
|Website URL (e.g. "www.imca.cc"):||www.smf.com.ar|
I’ve been collecting minerals and fossils since 1975 when I was 12 years old. Some years later I got my first meteorites and a way to get uncommon earth minerals in my mineral collection. Then about 1998 I started to collect meteorites too, and they became the third leg of my actual trilogy: Minerals, Fossils and Meteorites.
My meteorite collection has about 500 specimens, including 170 different witnessed falls, also have 15000 minerals and 3000 fossils. All the meteorites, about 4000 minerals and 2000 fossils are displayed in a private museum in Buenos Aires, where I show them in personalized visits.
In the past I used to sell in shows (mostly Tucson but also Denver and Sainte Marie aux Mines), right now I still go (mostly to Tucson) but just to have fun, meet people, see and buy/exchange specimens for my collection.
In 2014 I finally was able to go for the first time to the Ensisheim show where I had the honor to be named a member of the “Confrérie Saint Georges des Gardiens de la Météorite d'Ensisheim”