This beautiful full-color 92-page catalog depicts highlights from the award-winning private mineral collection of Marc P. Weill. Pictured are 99 superb, world-class specimens in photographs by Jeff Scovil and Harold and Erica Van Pelt. Also included are biographical sketches of Marc Weill and his two most frequent collaborators, Daniel Trinchillo and Dennis Tanjeloff, as well as a bibliography of references to the many classic occurrences represented in the photos.
The catalog is destined to be a historically valuable documentation of one of the best private collections of minerals of the early 21st century. By their very natre, private collections tend to remain private and are not generally accessible to most other collectors, researchers and curators. A catalog such as this bridges that gap, broadening the knowledge base of the worldwide collector community, and recording the kinds of high-quality specimens that an elite collector could acquire n his time period. It is particularly interesting because only one of the specimens in this catalog (the Chinese bournonite–arguably Weill’s “signature specimen”) has been widely published, and so the rest are new to the eyes of most collectors.
This catalog of the Marc Weill collection joins a handful of other publications as the essential references to modern world-class collection building.