Hardcover, 296 pages
1 edition, 2017
Published by Mineralogical Record Inc.
Dimensions 8.3 x 11.1 (inches)
Mineral Collections in Californiaby Editor - Wendell E. Wilson
Published as a supplement to the July-August 2017 issue of the Mineralogical Record, Mineral Collections in California gives an exciting look at mineral specimens in the collections of 42 private individuals, couples and clubs, plus eight museums in the state of California. At a whopping 296 pages, it contains HUNDREDS of gorgeous photos of superb mineral specimens, and is among our largest supplements to date. Most collectors would never get to see these specimens unless they happened to be personal friends with the collectors whose minerals are featured, or unless they personally visit the museums.
The book begins with "Some Historical Notes on Mineral Collecting in California," a 17-page recounting of some of the most famous collectors and dealers who operated in the state.
Then follows the main body of the work: individual chapters on museums and on each collector or family, with biographical notes on their collecting orientations and philosophies, and pictures of their specimens.
Limited to an edition of 150 copies.