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Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 11.08.2022 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates

I’ve posted a new update featuring the first of many specimens to come, from the collection of my friend Tracy A. Kimmel. Tracy built an excellent, substantial collection of fine minerals, and I acquired it this year. I have also written a post about Tracy (see Profiles and Tributes), and I really hope you’ll enjoy reading about her – she was a remarkable person.

Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 09.07.2022 | Filed under: Latest, Profiles and Tributes

  Tracy A. Kimmel (1963-2021) was a Canadian mineral collector who built an excellent worldwide collection, with particularly strong sub-collections of arsenic minerals and quartz.  She was of course so much more – and, together with her mineral collection, that’s what I’d like to share with you. I first “met” Tracy online, long before we […]

Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 08.30.2022 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates

I’ve posted new worldwide mineral specimens from the Gerald Panneton collection. This update features spectacular pieces, some of which are right up with the best I’ve offered on the website.

Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 07.08.2022 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates

I have added excellent new specimens in this Brazil Update, including brazilianite, fluorapatite, elbaite, aquamarine, hematite, rutile, spessartine and beautiful fuchsite crystals, along with quartz and calcite.

Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 06.30.2022 | Filed under: Latest, Mineral Shows

Another Rochester Mineralogical Symposium has come and gone – and it was a great event! Most of the program is available to watch on the RMS YouTube channel – the link is here.

Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 03.22.2022 | Filed under: Latest, Mineral Shows

You’re invited to the Rochester Mineralogical Symposium 2022 – entirely online and coming soon! We have a great lineup this year and I hope you’ll join us. The RMS is meant for you!

Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 03.16.2022 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates

I’ve added excellent new specimens from the John S. White collection. The theme of this update began as quartz with inclusions, but there are specimens exhibiting other phenomena as well – phantoms, zoning, selective deposition.

Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 02.10.2022 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates

I’ve posted great new U.S. specimens from the Pete Richards Collection. These include copper from the Keweenaw Peninsula, a world-class awaruite, personally-collected NY hematite specimens and more

Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 01.09.2022 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates

I’ve added beautiful copper specimens from Cap D’Or, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 01.09.2022 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates

Excellent new laumontite specimens are from two finds: one at Stronach Brook in the summer of 2021 and another at Harbourville in 2020.

Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 01.09.2022 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates

New “chocolate laumontites” from a single pocket at Long Beach, Kings Co., Nova Scotia, Canada. To my knowledge, this pocket was unique – I’ve never seen or heard of laumontite like these specimens.