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Connoisseur's Choice: Aragonite

There are many collecting strategies that one may employ to build a collection. Some collectors seek out only rough-and-cut gem minerals, or they may specialize in just one species—calcite is a popular mineral for this. Other collectors prefer to collect by mineral chemistry—silver minerals are an example of this. Then there are locality collectors who want only specimens coming from one locality—for instance, from Franklin, New Jersey. And, finally, there are the collectors I call generalists; they have a catholic taste and collect anything that strikes their fancy. For me, classic mineral specimens have always been a particular love.

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