Behind every fine mineral specimen is a story waiting to be told, whether it’s a story of a long-sought desire finally fulfilled, or a bargain-priced diamond-in-the-rough discovered. These stories begin to paint a picture of who we are as collectors; by hearing the thoughts and seeing the specimens of others we can learn how to become better collectors ourselves by refining our criteria and developing our own collecting philosophy.
The Mineral Perspectives series takes you into the homes and collections of some of the most respected figures in the mineral world. You’ll get to hear their stories first-hand as you watch their incredible minerals rotating slowly on the screen in high definition.
In Thumbnails–Vol. 1, host Jim Houran interviews and sees the collections of competitive and aesthetic collector Carolyn Manchester, Mineralogical Record Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Wendell Wilson, and philanthropist and museum activist Rich Olsen. With almost 60 superb specimens to study in detail, this DVD is a feast for the eyes and mind!
[Running time: 128 minutes]
NOTE: The Price Discount shown is available to Mineralogical Record subscribers ONLY!