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Gerhard Wagner Mineral Auction, June 2015

There are activities that for some reason or another are remembered. The word event is useful nomenclature in referring to such occurrences. Certainly the mineral hobby is not excluded from these moments in history. Major finds, key shows, and important gallery openings are all events that people, at least those in the mineral collecting community, tend to remember. Among those mineral-related events are also the times when significant collections transfer ownership, either by bequest to an institution, acquisition by another collector, or dispersal en masse.

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