Demantoid & Tourmaline - Mineral Adventures in Madagascar

Demantoid & Tourmaline - Mineral Adventures in Madagascar
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Dr. Federico Pezzotta is the Curator of Mineralogy at the Museum of Natural History in Milan, Italy and one of the most knowledgable people in the world on the mineralogy of Madagascar.

In his years of work on this island nation, located off the southeastern coast of Africa, Dr. Pezzotta has experienced high adventures enough for three lifetimes. From shady dealings to outrageous characters to muggings and robberies - Dr. Pezzotta's life is right out of a storybook escapsulating all the adventure and excitement of international mineral collecting.

On February 6, 2011, Dr. Pezzotta shared his, often funny, stories of hunting down Demantoids and Tourmalines in Madagascar. With over 10 years of experience working closely with local miners, Dr. Pezzotta will show you Madagascar in a way no one else can.

This 66 minute DVD is his live presentation as he gave it at the 2011 Sunday Evening Program at the Westward Look Mineral Show and we're proud to include it in our Sundays At The Westward Look film series.

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