Fine mineral collector Bryan Swoboda offers up an intriguing examination of key factors to consider before becoming a collector of fine minerals, in this Antique Trader special feature.
Some of the earliest collectibles can be found in rock formations and caverns nationwide, and collecting rocks, gems and minerals continues to gain fans. However, did you know that the people who make collecting rocks, gems, and minerals their mission are known by a special nickname?
Antiquities Salesroom, Boulder County, Colo., is shedding light on art and artifacts from ancient civilizations, including King Tut's royal seal, in its June 13-14 auction.
After spending hours searching with his metal detector, and turning up little save an occasional stray bullet, Bud Guthrie discovered this 70-ounce gold in quartz nugget in Arizona in 1989, which is now offered at public auction, both live and online.