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Eugene E. Schlepp
(1940-    )

Eugene Edward "Gene" Schlepp was born in Belvidere, Illinois on January 6, 1940, and grew up in the Chicago area, where he developed a liking for the blues music that was heard in the black bars and night spots. He eventually assembled one of the world's largest private collections of rare, early blues records. He purchased his first mineral specimens from Boodle Lane (q.v.) near Joplin, Missouri, while he and his parents were in the process of moving to Arizona.

Gene joined the Science Club at Amphitheater Junior High School in Tucson, and went on a field trip with the club every month. His father also took him out into the desert as often as possible to collect minerals. In 1955 Gene joined the Tucson Gem and Mineral Society, and sold a few specimens that year. He began selling minerals professionally in 1962, as the "Western Minerals" dealership in Tucson, and is still a very active dealer, with the assistance of his wife Jacqueline. His website may be found at www.WMTucson.com.
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