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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 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 09.10.2021 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates

I’ve posted excellent new specimens from the John S. White quartz collection, representing many different phenomena of quartz crystallization, also from a great diversity of localities and mineral environments.

Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 07.15.2021 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates

I’ve added more gorgeous specimens in this latest update from the John S. White quartz collection.

Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 05.28.2021 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates

I’ve just added the first of many specimens to come from the John S. White quartz collection. This is a superb quartz collection with wonderful specimens spanning quartz varieties, habits and localities of all kinds.

Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 02.04.2021 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates

I’ve added some absolutely superb specimens from the collection of John S. White. These are mixed international highlights from the display case in John’s library/study – they are exquisite pieces!

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 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 03.29.2020 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates

I’ve added great new specimens in a new update of pieces from the Steve Szilard Collection. Steve is a well-known and highly respected Canadian mineral collector and this update includes fine mineral specimens from all over the world.

Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 08.29.2019 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates

I’ve posted the first in a series of updates with superb specimens from John White’s collection. These wonderful high-quality specimens from John’s collection are from a wide range of localities (classic to contemporary) and include a variety of minerals.