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 Post subject: Swiss Transplant
PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 3:54 pm 
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Greetings!

I first signed up and lurked quite a bit while still working in NY state. I was a member of a lapidary society there, but am now orphaned since April 1st.

I'm a material scientist, working just a little west of Zurich, and would dearly like to know if anyone here is familiar with active lapidary clubs in CH [the Swiss abbreviation].

I was happy to find Free-form.ch, and plan to make a trip there to introduce myself. I imagine they may be the best resource to help find what I am looking for, a group of folks negotiating limited resources and equipment. Give me a year of that, or so, and I'll go back purchase my own digitec :mrgreen: . While I did learn to finish a cut by eye, i am spoiled by the speed with which you can get to the 'hard' part.

Enough for now. Thanks in advance for any and all info provided.

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 Post subject: Re: Swiss Transplant
PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 11:07 pm 
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Welcome!
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 Post subject: Re: Swiss Transplant
PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 1:37 pm 
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Thanks much, I have definitely done my share of lurking / drooling over the works I've seen on this forum.

Barbara, regarding my question on Lapidary connections in Switzerland, would you suggest the best forum section for me to followup with the same question?

Thanks in advance.


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 Post subject: Re: Swiss Transplant
PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 10:33 pm 
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Hi Feanor

get in contact with these guys http://www.szm.ch/ there is the gem show at the end of the year in Zürich http://www.mineralienmessen.ch/mineralientage/ and another good little one in Basel http://www.mineralien-basel.ch/boerse.htm as you mentioned Hubert(freeform) is a good one to get in touch with.
I am Swiss myself but not residing there, another one is to get in touch with the http://www.ssef.ch/home/and maybe take a course with them
hope that helps
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as well you will discover that the clubs are more the put your boots on and up the mountain we go to collect the stuff type, and maybe some Microscope and analytically stuff not much lapidary based.

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 Post subject: Re: Swiss Transplant
PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2014 1:26 pm 
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Excellent, Earthling, this is exaclty what I'm looking for!

Danke Viel Mal, Schönes Wochenende!! :D


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