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A prominent and well-known collector in his time, Hix apparently died in (or before) 1888, leaving a mineral collection of over 1,500 specimens. The collection included "fine wire and native gold, silver, copper and one superb, crystallized specimen of ruby silver." In November 1888 his collection was announced to be auctioned by Lee Mahler in New York, and all or part of the collection was immediately purchased from Mahler by New York mineral dealer William Niven, who announced the acquisition in his December 1888 ad in The Exchanger's Monthly.
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