Who We Are
We are people dedicated to helping you enjoy beauty, excellence, possibility and adventure in the world of minerals, whether you are an experienced collector, or a beginner new to minerals.
We are based near famous Bancroft, Ontario, at the heart of one of
the best mineral regions in Canada. My wife Carolyn and I are the
principals of our company. Our black Labrador Retriever, Emery,
helps out (helpfulness-meter varies).
I have been deeply involved in the world of minerals and mining for the last 25 years. During that time, I have been fortunate to collect and obtain specimens at localities all over the world and have acquired and dealt in thousands of mineral specimens. When it comes to mineral specimens, I care most about three things: quality, aesthetics and the interesting-unusual.
These are the cornerstones of my approach in acquiring mineral
specimens for you. (If you're interested in more about my own
background, there's more at About Me.)
Carolyn runs the financial and administrative side of our business and is a master of efficiency. She's really not fond of spotlights, so I am the voice on our website.
Emery supervises all operations and is the Chairman of the Afternoon Snooze Committee (we feel strongly about good corporate governance here at McDougall Minerals). He also comprises our IT Department, but sleeps through most of our business operations.
We are here to help you build an excellent collection of fine minerals and a finer understanding of the minerals and where they come from.
If this is your first time visiting McDougall Minerals, a warm welcome, all you need to know is at New Here?