The Arkenstone maintains several associated websites that focus on expanding online access to information about fine minerals. We welcome you to visit some of our sites and other sites that we recommend for information about minerals.
China Crystalline Treasures – View more information on Dr. Robert Lavinsky’s personal collection of Chinese minerals, including the collection companion book available to read as a free ebook. If you’re interested in learning more about Chinese minerals, visit this highly recommended site.
MineralAuctions.com – Thousands of mineral specimens sold, including rare and unusual specimens. Auctions occur weekly and start at low reserves, so check back frequently for newly released specimens!
Dallas Mineral Collecting Symposium – The Dallas Symposium is held every August to spotlight mining adventures, share exquisite specimens, and gather world-famous collectors in an educational and social atmosphere.
Tsumeb Fine Minerals – Our site dedicated to the Marshall Sussman Collection of Tsumeb minerals and hundreds of other specimens acquired from other collections.
Other Recommended Sites
The Perot Museum of Nature and Science – Recently opened in Dallas, Texas, The Perot Museum of Nature and Science has a world-class mineral gallery assembled by famous collectors throughout the world. The Arkenstone and several of our collectors have pieces on display in The Perot Museum. If you haven’t visited the Lyda Hill Gems and Minerals Hall, make it part of your next trip to Dallas!
Heritage Auctions Fine Minerals – Keeping in the tradition of bringing incredible collectibles to the world stage, Heritage Auction recently launched into the world of fine minerals. Our own Dr. Robert Lavinsky has worked closely with Heritage as a mineral consultant.
View Rob at Heritage’s Hoppel 1 Auction as he bids and wins the signature piece in the auction, the Madonna Rose Quartz
Samuel Lynne Galleries – While we might focus on natural art, Samuel Lynne Galleries features masters of contemporary fine art. However, the brilliant artists who call the gallery home also recognize the beauty of minerals and have been generous friends and supporters of The Arkenstone. Visit them in the Dallas Design District next time you’re in town!