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Mitchell Portnoy President of the New York Mineralogy Club

It is with great sadness that I have to report Mitch Portnoy has died Oct 15th. Mitch was president of the oldest mineralogy club in America. He brought life to the club and its monthly meetings. He will be missed by many people across this country.
His remakes of music to fit minerals and gems I will miss the most.


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Yes very sad news. His shoes will be big ones to fill especially when it comes to getting articles together for their extensive news letter. I recently won an item in an auction as Mitch placed my bid for me since I live in Australia. A great guy with ‘many strings to his bow’. A shock and will be greatly missed by the mineralogical establishment as a whole.


Yes, sad new adam he was best mineralogist…

His knowledge was amazing. I learned so much from him.

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