Mineralogical Record Vol. 46, No. 6.1, 2015



Mineral Collections in Austria, Supplement to Nov-Dec 2015, Vol 46 no 6.1

Organized by Thomas Weiland

Mineral Collections in Austria, published as a supplement to the November-December 2015 issue of the Mineralogical Record, presents a tour of the collections of 22 private collectors and two public museums in Austria. (A 22-page companion article in the associated Mineralogical Record issue describes the history and collection of the Natural History Museum in Vienna, Austria.)

The book begins with a 5-page review of the history of mineral collecting in Austria, going back to the Archduke Ferdinand II of Tyrol (1529-1595) and continuing to the active collecting community there today. Each chapter thereafter has a portrait photo of a collector and a description of how he or she got started in mineral collecting, what kinds of specimens are preferred, what the selection criteria are, etc. The book concludes with a convenient list of other public mineral museums in Austria that one might want to visit.

Mineral Collections in Austria provides an interesting look at the centuries-old collecting culture in Austria, showing a gorgeous array of 270 specimens you would otherwise never get to see without arranging a personal visit to each collector’s house.

Mineral Collections in Austria
A Brief History of Mineral Collecting in Austria
Thomas Weiland
3- 7
The Collections:
Reinhold Bacher
8- 11
The Bramberg Museum
12- 13
Robert Brandstetter
14- 17
Reinhard Dallinger
18- 25
Nichole Dörr
26- 27
Werner Ecker
28- 29
Martin Grüll
30- 33
Rudolf Hasler
34- 35
The Joanneum Museum
36- 39
Oliver Konczer
40- 45
Jürgeb and Christian Margraf
46- 49
Erika and Rudolf Planitzer
50- 55
Georg Sammer
56- 59
Alfred Schreilechner
60- 63
Clemens Schwarzinger
64- 67
Anton Watzl Jr.
68- 75
Ingeborg and Anton Watzl Sr.
76- 81
Rudolf Watzl and Lisa Pammer
82- 89
Thomas and Emma Weiland
90- 95

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