Recommended Sites

Recommended Sites

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.

Affiliated Sites

China Crystalline Treasures Logo, an Arkenstone Recommended Site

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. Logo, an Arkenstone Recommended Site - 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!

This fine dioptase is an example of a fine mineral from the Tsumeb Mine in Namibia. is a recommended site to learn more about this incredible mine.

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 Logo, an Arkenstone Recommended SiteThe 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!

International Gem Society (IGS) - Founded in 1998, the IGS is one of the web's most comprehensive resources on gemstones and gemology.  Over 2,000 of their articles are free to the public, with more in-depth articles available to members. You can look up gem values, learn about gemology, locate a gem and jewelry appraiser, or become certified as a professional gemologist.