Behind every fine mineral specimen is a story waiting to be told. Be it a story of a long sought-after desire finally being fulfilled or a story of a bargain-priced diamond in the rough, these stories begin to paint a picture of who we are as collectors. By studying these stories and specimens, we can learn how to be better collectors ourselves by refining our criteria and developing our own collecting philosophy. Mineral Perspectives
is the first DVD series that takes you into the homes and collections of some of the most respected figures in the mineral world. You'll get to hear their stories, first-hand, as you watch these incredible minerals rotate in full-screen.
In Thumbnails - Volume 1, Host Jim Houran interviews competitive and aesthetic collector Carolyn Manchester
, Mineralogical Record Editor-In-Chief Wendell Wilson
and philanthropist and museum activist Rich Olsen
. With almost 60 specimens
rotating full-screen, you'll love this feast for the eyes and mind!