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Georges  Favreau
(1961-    )

Georges Favreau was born in Ajaccio, Corsica, and has been collecting microminerals for more than 25 years. During that period he has formed a collection of some 19,000 specimens representing 1,600 species. He prefers to field-collect his own specimens, but also has a world-wide exchange network which has provided him with many rare specimens.

A computer engineer by profession, Georges has many publications on microminerals to his credit, some written in collaboration with others, and some as sole author. His articles, mostly devoted to secondary arsenate and copper minerals, have appeared in such journals as Lapis, Mineralogical Record and Le Cahier des Micromonteurs.

Perhaps his greatest contribution to the spread of micromounting and the study of crystallography is his development of the 3D crystal-modeling computer application called FACES. This program is designed specifically for amateurs to help them visualize crystals. Georges is deeply involved with others in the hobby, and makes every effort to attend and help at micromount symposia from Cremona to Tucson. He has discovered one new species (yvonite) and has shared in the discovery of another (cobaltlotharmeyerite) . His skill in photomicrography has enabled him to deliver lectures to varied audiences, and his drive and determination have brought him to early recognition not only among his fellow countrymen, but in North America and other countries. He has earned high respect for his knowledge and for his willingness to share with others. He has also served as President of the Association Française de Microminéralogie. He was inducted into the Micromounters Hall of Fame in 2000.
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