A Dallas-based husband and wife collecting team who have only been collecting for 12 years, but have managed to build one of the top mineral collections in the United States consisting of nearly 12,000 minerals specimens and have earned the respect of the mineral community.
Gail Spann also serves on the Board for the Perot Museum in Dallas, Texas, the Northwest Rice Museum of Rocks and Minerals in Portland, Oregon and Chairs the Board of The Mineralogical Record.
Gail and Jim also serve on the Mineral Advisory Board of the Peabody Museum at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut and the Board of the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy (dba Mindat.org).
August 15th, 2018 | 1 hr 49 mins
Show Hosts Gail and Jim Spann sit down with Panel Guests: Ian Bruce (President, Crystal Classics), John Cornish (Field Collector and President, Cornish Minerals), Alan Hart (CEO, Gem-A), Jolyon Ralph (Founder, MinDat.org), Christoph Keilmann (Show Promoter, Munich Show) and Peter Lyckberg (Field Collector and Private Collector).
May 15th, 2018 | 1 hr 19 mins
Show Hosts Gail and Jim Spann sit down with Panel Guests: Bryan Lees (President, The Collector's Edge), Jamie Newman (Sr. Museum Specialist, The American Museum), John Rakovan (Executive Editor, Rocks & Minerals Magazine), Dave Waisman (Show Promoter, Fine Mineral Show) and Stephen Neely (Private Collector).