Dr. Robert Lavinsky's personal collection of Chinese minerals has been assembled over nearly three decades. A large portion of it was debuted at the University of Arizona's Flandrau Science Center at the beginning of the Tucson Show in 2013, and during it's year-long showing, thousands visited to see the beautiful assemblage of minerals.
A companion book was written in collaboration with Mineralogical Record to introduce the collection and share details about China's mineral heritage. We are pleased to provide the fully illustrated text to you here, via e-book, and by ordering a hard copy from info@iRocks.com.
Table of Contents
Perspective – Harrison Schmitt
Forewards – Steve Smale, Jin Yueming & Jiahua Shou
Preface – Eugene Meieran
Introduction – Guanghua Liu & Robert Lavinsky
Geology – Guanghua Liu
Mining History – Guanghua Liu & Wendell Wilson
Minerals vs. Rocks – Guanghua Liu
In Western Eyes – Thomas Moore & Robert Lavinsky
Including galleries of fine mineral specimens from
Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region
Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region
Xinjiang Autonomous Region
The Lavinsky China Collection – Wendell Wilson