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Friends of Minerals Forum
Recorded at the 2018 Fine Mineral Shows: Tucson (AKA The Westward Look Show), Gail and Jim sit down with Ian Bruce, Alan Hart, Christoph Keilmann, Jolyon Ralph, Peter Lyckberg and John Cornish to address the issue of The Current State of the Mineral Collecting World and How We Preserve it for Future Generations - but this time with a slightly European perspective.
This panel represents a good slice of the European mineral-collecting community. We have a Mineral Dealer (Bruce), a former Museum Curator and gem expert (Hart), someone in the mineral media world (Ralph), a Show Promoter (Keilmann) a two great Field Collectors (Lyckberg and Cornish).
Lots of great comments, suggestions and ideas.
And remember, if you have an idea on a topic you'd like to hear addressed on future episodes of Breakfast With Minerals, drop us a line at: [email protected]
8:22 - Rod Tyson from Tyson's Fine Minerals - Ian Bruce
Rod was the 2018 winner of the American Mineral Heritage Award - the Mineralogical Record's annual award given out to living individuals recognizing their, "field collecting achievements contributing to the heritage of American mineral specimens." Past award recipients include: Edward Swoboda, Bill Larson, Bryan Lees, Wayne Thompson, Terry Szenics and Stanley Esbenshade.
Tysons' Fine Minerals - http://www.tysonsfineminerals.com
9:58 - The Munich Show: Europe's largest mineral show - Christoph Keilmann
10:53 - MinDat: the largest mineral database in the world - Jolyon Ralph
15:39 - Natural History Museum of London (aka The British Museum) - Alan Hart
16:53 - Society of Mineral Museum Professionals (SMMP) - Alan Hart
27:39 - Perot Museum in Dallas, Texas - Gail Spann
36:09 - Mineral photographer Thomas Spann - Jim Spann
45:04 - The Prospectors show on the Weather Channel - Peter Lyckberg
45:18 - The New Crystal Hunters series produced by BlueCap Productions - Peter Lyckberg
NCH: The Sterling Mine - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/nch04
NCH: Smoky Hawk - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/nch03
NCH: Arkansas - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/nch02
52:54 - The Changsha Mineral Show in China - Jolyon Ralph
1:11:38 - The Tsumeb Show - a new mini show in Tucson - Ian Bruce
1:13:28 - David Bowie exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum - Alan Hart
1:13:28 - "It's The Artifacts Stupid!" article by Bill Smith - Alan Hart
The Mineralogical Record - Vol.35, No.2 - Mar/Apr 2004
1:15:35 - Houston Museum of Natural Science - Gail Spann
1:16:52 - Friday morning at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Society (TGMS) show- John Cornish
1:21:16 - Society of Mineral Museum Professionals (SMMP) - Jolyon Ralph
1:27:56 - A mineral-collecting field trip to the cliffs of Dover, UK - Jolyon Ralph
1:29:49 - Digging Arkansas Quartz at the James Zigras Mine - Gail Spann
1:35:15 - The Prospectors show on the Weather Channel - Gail Spann
1:45:22 - The Fersman Museum in Moscow, Russia - Jolyon Ralph
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