Wie Tobias Schorr zur Geologie kam

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Tobias Schorr started to be interested in geology, minerals and fossils since he was about 12 years old.  Around 1980 he meet the German mineral collector and photographer Heinz Stempel in Hornberg/Black forest. He was a kind of teacher to him and introduced him in micro mineral collecting and photography. On hiking tours with him, he discovered rare beryll crystals which he published in the German mineral collector´s magazine LAPIS.
Later in the German region of Heilbronn/Stuttgart he did lots of excursions with his friend Matthias Lange to different geological sites of the Trias time (190-200 million years ago) and they discovered rare fossils of dinosaur and ceratites.

Because of his mineral and fossil discoveries he needed a good medium to document his minerals or fossils and he learned to take photos. He took his professional education also at the photographers & designers school A.Lazi at Esslingen/Stuttgart.

1984 he was for his first time in Greece, we he already stred to lear the Greek languagge. From 1989 to 1999 he was living on the Greek volcano peninsula Methana which got his second home.

From 1995 he started to work as a tour guide and 2005 he founded the tour operator VolcanoDiscovery GbR with Tom Pfeiffer. From 2005 to 2015 he was travelling to active volcanoes and guided many groups to the Greek volcanoes Methana, Milos, Santorini, Nisyros and Lesvos.
One of his favourite countries got already Ethiopia...

Tobias Schorr 1982 at an ancient copper mine at Kitzbuhel/Austria
Tobias Schorr 1982 at an ancient copper mine at Kitzbuhel/Austria