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Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 01.22.2021 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates

I’ve added an update with great new specimens from the Steve Szilard Collection. These are beautiful specimens from Quebec and Eastern Canada. This is the first of many more Canadian minerals that will grace the website this year.

Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 01.16.2021 | Filed under: Latest, Profiles and Tributes

Steve Szilard is a well-known and highly respected mineral collector from Ontario, Canada. He built an excellent collection, with beautiful specimens from Canada and around the world. An active field collector, he has also contributed generously in the mineral collecting community.

Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 01.11.2021 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates

I am excited to tell you that the Pete Richards collection is here! Over his lifetime, Pete has built a remarkable large mineral collection with great diversity and great specimens. This first of many Pete Richards collection updates to come features excellent U.S. specimens.

Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 12.29.2020 | Filed under: Latest, Profiles and Tributes

Pete Richards is one of the world’s foremost experts on crystal shapes and the phenomena that influence them. He has published many writings on a wide array of mineralogical topics and his crystal drawings are featured in publications around the world. And… he has been a lifelong avid mineral collector, with an extensive and diverse mineral collection.

Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 10.07.2020 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates

I’ve posted beautiful specimens in this new Nova Scotia Gmelinite Update. These include superb crystals from Two Islands and also some sharp, glassy specimens of gmelinite after chabazite from Five Islands.

Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 08.07.2020 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates

I’ve added some great new specimens in this latest update from the Steve Szilard Collection. These are beautiful pieces from around the world.

Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 08.02.2020 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates

I’ve posted a small group of specimens in this new Pakistan Epidote Update. These are fans of sharp, lustrous epidote crystals, some of which are associated with quartz crystals.

Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 08.02.2020 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates

I’ve posted beautiful new specimens in this Moroccan Prehnite Update. These are from a recent find of excellent prehnite near Taza, Fès-Meknès, Morocco.

Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 08.01.2020 | Filed under: Latest, Mineral Shows

Rochester 2020! Whoo hoo! The arrival of spring and our annual fun times in Rochester! True, we had no choice and had to cancel the Rochester Mineralogical Symposium in Rochester April 23-26, 2020. But It turns out that the spirit of Rochester is not so easily defeated…

Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 04.29.2020 | Filed under: Latest, Mineral Shows

It’s hard to believe how different the world was, only a few weeks ago. Who imagined then, all the ways in which our lives would be impacted in the weeks after Tucson. It will be a while until all of us are once again together at a large international show, which makes it all the more important to enjoy show memories and stay connected online. In that light, let’s travel back to Tucson…

Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 04.29.2020 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates

I’ve posted exquisite new specimens in this Bolivia Bournonite Update. These bournonite crystals are from the Viboras Mine, Machacamarca District, Potosí, Bolivia.