Mineralogical Record Northeast Supplement
The Mineralogical Record released an outstanding supplement over the summer featuring minerals from prominent collections in the Northeastern Unites States. This supplement, organized by Joe Politikya, is a pictorial guide with highlights of 76 prominent collections in the Northeast. Most are from private collectors, but there are also several museums, including the following:
- Smithsonian Institution
- American Museum of Natural History
- Carnegie Museum of Natural History
- Franklin Mineral Museum
- Sterling Hill Mining Museum
- Maine Mineral & Gem Museum
- Yale Peabody Museum
- University of Delaware Mineralogical Museum
- Harvard University Mineralogical Museum
This is largest supplement ever, with 460 pages. There is plenty of representation of local northeast minerals, but the vast majority of specimens are worldwide “eye candy,” i.e. high end Brazilian Tourmalines and Sweet Home Rhodochrosites. It would have been even nicer if many of the collectors would have placed their focus more on the minerals from the northeast localities.
Hershel Friedman’s contributed and added several pages, courtesy of Minerals.net. Below are some samples of Hershel’s contributions.
This supplement is highly recommended, especially for regional collectors, and can be purchased on the Mineralogical Record website.