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My father, Paul Lortie, graduated in 1979 with a degree in Engineering Geology and Geophysics. In the mid 1980’s, Paul developed an interest for collecting minerals and fossils with the Columbia Gem & Mineral Society while working as a geophysicist for a mineral exploration company based in Camden, South Carolina. At that time, his interest was shared with two other geologists and together they started a business to buy, sell and trade minerals, gems and jewels.

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