Fine Mineral Collections - Expanded

Acquired Fine Mineral Collections

Over several decades, The Arkenstone has handled many of the world's top fine mineral collections. Whether purchasing mineral collections outright, managing sales through consignment or auction, or assisting with collection donations, The Arkenstone has become an expert in transitioning fine mineral specimens from one owner to another. Many of these collections are family treasures, and The Arkenstone appreciates the opportunity to preserve the legacies of these mineral collections. Several of the collections purchased have been memorialized in Mineralogical Record supplements and are available to read as free e-books on the Arkenstone Publications page.

This label from the Sir Robert Ferguson Fine Mineral Collection dates to the late 1700s/early 1800s. This label from the Sir Robert Ferguson Collection dates to the late 1700s/early 1800s.

Sir Robert Ferguson Fine Mineral Collection collected throughout his lifetime, 1769-1840 - over 200 pieces acquired in 1998

F John Barlow Fine Mineral Collection (selections) - over 1000 pieces purchased in 1999

Joseph Frielich Fine Minerals Collection (selections) - The Arkenstone handled over 100 specimens from the Frielich collection, which then went on to a 2001 Sotheby's Auction. The Arkenstone brokered a greater percentage of this collection than any other dealer at the time.

Martin Zinn III Fine Minerals Collection (selections) and Rarities Suite - over 500 specimens

Dr. Peter Bancroft Fine Minerals Collection (selections) The Lindsay Greenbank Collection Book Cover

Lindsay Greenbank Collection - The Lindsay Greenbank Collection of Classic Minerals of Northern England was documented in a book published in cooperation with the Mineralogical Record. Read the free E-Book here

Tom Hall Fine Mineral Collection (selection) - Worldwide aesthetic small cabinets and miniatures

Mullane Fine Mineral Collection - The Arkenstone purchased this collection in late 2008. A multi-generational interest, the fine mineral collection's history can be read here on the Mineralogical Record's website.

Jamie Bird Fine Mineral Collection - Tsumeb and worldwide specimens, mostly aesthetic classics

William Larson/Pala International San Diego County Locality Collection

Franz Saller Fine Mineral Collection - This German collector focused on worldwide classices from the 1960s-1980s

The Miguel Romero Collection of Mexican Minerals Book Cover

Miguel Romero Collection of Mexican Minerals - The world’s top collection of Mexican classics was documented in a book published in cooperation with the Mineralogical Record, December 2008. Read the free E-Book here

Dr. Edward E. David Fine Mineral Collection - This world-class collection by Ed David, of Bedminster, NJ, featured over 1000 pieces.

Dr. Eric Asselborn Fine Mineral Collection (selections) - Purchased by The Arkenstone in 2006

Charlie Key Fine Mineral Collection - Purchased by The Arkenstone in 2006

Marshall and Charlotte Sussman Tsumeb Mineral Collection (I)

Pala International/William Larson Garnet Collection

Richard Hauck Gold Collection

Richard Hauck Quartz Collection

Richard Hauck Copper Collection

Copper fine mineral specimen from Keweenaw County, Michigan. Ex Richard Hauck Collection Copper specimen from Keweenaw County, Michigan
Ex Richard Hauck Collection

George Feist Fine Mineral Collection - Purchased in 2007, this collection focuses on Midwest Classics

Thompson Family Miniatures Collection - Featuring thumbnail and miniature fine mineral specimens

Chuck Houser Fine Mineral Collection - Purchased in 2007, this collection focuses on San Diego County mineral specimens

Irv Brown San Diego County Collection (2004)

Chris Korpi San Diego County Collection (2003)

Willy Israel Tsumeb Collection

Vesuvianite with garnet fine mineral specimen, Aosta Valley, Italy. Ex. Marilyn Dodge Collection Vesuvianite with garnet fine mineral specimen, Aosta Valley, Italy. 3cm
Ex. Marilyn Dodge Collection

Marilyn Dodge Thumbnail Collection 

Ed Ruggiero & Violet Dawson Fine Mineral Collection

Gary Hansen Fine Mineral Collection and Dealer Stock

Sam Nasser Thumbnail Fine Mineral Collection

Martin Lewadny Fine Mineral Collection

Rob Smith Tsumeb Fine Mineral Collection

Carlton Davis Thumbnail Fine Mineral Collection

Bill Pinch Collection of Rare Mineralogical Books 

Steve Sinotte & Rebecca Stewart Fine Mineral Collection

Charlie Key Fine Mineral Collection and Dealer Stock - Included thousands of pieces

Wendell Wilson Fine Mineral Collection (selection) 

Richard "Dick" Jones Fine Mineral Collection and Dealer Stock

Harold Urish Fine Mineral Collection - Acquired in Fall 2007, this collection focused on Arizona and US Classics

From Tsumeb, Namibia, this rare bayldonite after mimetite fine mineral specimen was acquired by The Arkenstone from the George Elling Fine Mineral Collection. Tsumeb, Namibia; rare bayldonite after mimetite. Ex George Elling Fine Mineral Collection.

George Elling Fine Mineral Collection - Selection of 1000 classics and gem crystals

Mike & Mary Jaworski Pyromorphite Fine Mineral Collection 

We will continue to update this list of the collections we have handled in part or in full, and if you are curious about any of the pieces from these collections or any other collections, we welcome inquiries and are happy to help provide additional information. Contact us at info@iRocks.com with questions.