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Wayne State University Geology Mineral Museum, 1974

Last Updated: 30th Oct 2019

By Larry Maltby

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This is a modern photo of “Old Main”, the iconic building on the Wayne State University campus that figured so prominently in the history of the University. It is located in Downtown Detroit on the corner of Cass and Warren and the museum is located on the lower level. Photo attribution: Del arte at English Wikipedia


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This is a photo of Central High School (Old Main) in Detroit taken in 1904. The following quote describes the conversion of the High School to Wayne State University:
“The building now known as Old Main was originally built as Detroit's Central High School. Construction of the building began on December 13, 1894. It was built over a three-year period out of brick and limestone quarried from the land directly in front of it…….Central High began classes here in 1896 as the building neared completion. As the number of students grew, a large wing was added to the rear of the building in 1908. In 1913 the high school began offering some college-level courses, and in 1917 the new two-year Detroit Junior College began to operate in the building. In 1923 this would become the four-year degree granting College of the City of Detroit, one of the main precursor institutions of today's Wayne State University…… By 1926 the building had become overcrowded and Central High School was moved to its present location at 2425 Tuxedo St. The building was then given over entirely to the college and was renamed as the Main Building. The college has grown around it and evolved, first to Wayne University in 1934, and then to Wayne State University in 1956."

(Photo and description courtesy of Wikipedia)


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The “Wayne State Copper” (largest crystal 5.0 cm) from the Keweenaw Peninsula. It was acquired by Archibald N. Goddard in 1938 for $2.00.
This is my “all time” favorite copper specimen! In the old days when I was actively collecting, I focused on small cabinet specimens. I preferred single crystals perched on a matrix with a 360 degree view of the crystal faces. This specimen with its rich patina would have been perfect. (The specimen now resides in the MIM Museum in Lebanon.)


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David Lowrie, curator of the Wayne State University collection
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“Charlie” the alligator. I always thought of Charlie as being the “Guard Gator”. His swimming pool was just outside of the room that contained the mineral storage cabinets.



There is an article in the 2017 Nov/Dec issue of the Rocks and Mineral Magazine introducing the new Geology, Mineral Museum at Wayne State University. It opened on May 19, 2017. David Lowrie has been the curator of the collection since 1964. That’s 54 years of service! During that time the superb collection of minerals was locked in metal cabinets for security. Also during that time Dave displayed various specimens from the collection at over 200 Gem and Mineral Shows to give some exposure to the collection. May 19, 2017 was a red letter day for Wayne State University and especially David Lowerie. (Dave retired in January of 2019 after a total of 54 years at the University.)


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Archibald N. Goddard (1872-1953), Detroit Free Press, December 3, 1950.
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The Goddard specimen card file.
Archibald N. Goddard was a wealthy industrialist in Detroit that survived the depression. He was born in the East and eventually graduated from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts with an engineering degree. He came to Detroit in 1916 with his wife and children and in 1917 started Goddard and Goddard Company manufacturing a new design of cutters for milling steel. The design was revolutionary and very successful especially at the onset of World War 1. His innovative engineering skill won him Honorary Doctoral Degrees at both Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Wayne State University.

Doctor Goddard was a dedicated mineral collector. He and his wife traveled extensively during the 30’s and 40‘s to purchase fine minerals and he field collected whenever possible. He cut and polished specimens and amassed a large assortment of fluorescent minerals. His collection included about 3000 specimens of which a large number were donated to Wayne State University and Cranbrook Institute of Science. He was a co-founder of the Michigan Mineralogical Society and a trustee at Cranbrook.

To further the historical value of the collection I have labeled the specimens exactly as stated in his card file including the price paid. The collection is like a time capsule showing what minerals were available during the 30’s and 40’s and for what price. The file cabinet was one of the most valuable items that he left.


The Keweenaw Collection



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Crystallized Copper (15.0 x 20.0 x 10.0 cm) Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan. From old John Daniel’s collection. Purchased from Wards Natural History, 1950, $25.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Copper, Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan (18.5 cm x 11.3 cm x 4.5 cm), old WSU specimen.


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Copper, Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan (11.5 cm x 6.0 cm x 4.3 cm),
old WSU specimen.
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Close-up of the specimen on the left.


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Copper wire with black silver crystal on prehnite, Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan (9.0 cm x 5.0 cm x 5.5 cm), old WSU specimen.
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Close-up of the specimen on the left, black silver crystal (1.5 cm)


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Copper Skull, Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan (18.0 x 15.0 x 15.0 cm) (Wt. 7 ½ lbs.), Purchased at the Michigan Mineralogical Society Auction 1941, $3.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.


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Copper in Calcite, Phoenix Mine, Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan. (7.6 x 7.6 cm) Purchased from Mrs. Enos Hayward 1938, $1.50, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Copper in Calcite, Central Mine, Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan. (10.0 cm long) Part of an old collection in Denver. Purchased from Arthur Montgomery 1938, $17.50, A. N. Goddard Collection
Arthur Montgomery (1909-1999) is mentioned in the Mineralogical Record Biographical Archive. In 1931 he received a degree in geology from Princeton University and became a well known dealer in minerals. “Montgomery was introduced to Edwin Over, another field collector, by Harvard mineralogist Charles Palache, and they became fast friends and collecting partners. By 1934 they were in business together collecting and selling mineral specimens; sometimes they worked in the field together, but much of the time Over worked alone, shipping specimens back to Montgomery in New York to be marketed.” The mineral discoveries made by Over and marketed by Montgomery are legendary.


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Copper in Calcite, Champion Mine, Painsdale, Michigan. (Crystal 4.0 cm long) Purchased from Clifford Cook, day shift foreman at mine, $.75,
A. N. Goddard Collection.


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Copper in Calcite, Osceola Mine, Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan. (Crystal 6.5 cm long) Purchased from Mrs. Seeber, (Father’s collection) 1937, $2.00,
A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Copper in Calcite, Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan. (5.0 x 3.0 x 2.0 cm) Purchased from Mrs. Seeber (Father’s collection) 1937, $1.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.


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Copper in Calcite, Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan. (7.7 x 4.0 x 2.4 cm) Gift from Mrs. Enos Hayward 1938,
A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Copper with Calcite, Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan. (12.7 x 9.7 x 4.0 cm) Purchased from Mr. Hartman collection, Calumet, Michigan 1944. $3.50.
A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Copper in Calcite, Phoenix Mine, Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan. (largest crystal 4.5 cm) Purchased from Matt Haug of Houghton, Michigan 1934, $2.00,
A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Copper in Calcite, Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan. (7.7 x 4.0 x 2.4 cm) Gift from Mrs. Enos Hayward 1938,
A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Copper with Calcite, Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan. (12.7 x 9.7 x 4.0 cm) Purchased from Mr. Hartman collection, Calumet, Michigan 1944. $3.50.
A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Copper in Calcite, Phoenix Mine, Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan. (largest crystal 4.5 cm) Purchased from Matt Haug of Houghton, Michigan 1934, $2.00,
A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Copper in Calcite, Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan. (7.7 x 4.0 x 2.4 cm) Gift from Mrs. Enos Hayward 1938,
A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Copper with Calcite, Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan. (12.7 x 9.7 x 4.0 cm) Purchased from Mr. Hartman collection, Calumet, Michigan 1944. $3.50.
A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Copper in Calcite, Phoenix Mine, Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan. (largest crystal 4.5 cm) Purchased from Matt Haug of Houghton, Michigan 1934, $2.00,
A. N. Goddard Collection.


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Calcite on Copper with Silver, Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, (12.7 x 12.0 cm), old WSU specimen.
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Copper in Calcite, Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, (15.0 x 8.2 cm), old WSU specimen.
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Copper in Calcite, Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, (largest crystal 5.0 cm), old WSU specimen.
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Calcite on Copper with Silver, Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, (12.7 x 12.0 cm), old WSU specimen.
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Copper in Calcite, Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, (15.0 x 8.2 cm), old WSU specimen.
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Copper in Calcite, Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, (largest crystal 5.0 cm), old WSU specimen.
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Calcite on Copper with Silver, Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, (12.7 x 12.0 cm), old WSU specimen.
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Copper in Calcite, Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, (15.0 x 8.2 cm), old WSU specimen.
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Copper in Calcite, Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, (largest crystal 5.0 cm), old WSU specimen.


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Datolite specimens, Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, acquired from 1937 to 1939, A. N. Goddard Collection.


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Datolite, Menard Mine, Hancock, Michigan. (12.5 x 10.0 x 8.0 cm) Purchased from Mr. Brown, Hancock 1937, $10.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Datolite, Quincy Mine, Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan (4.0 x 4.0 x 2.0 cm) Collected by Captain Maunder, day shift foreman at mine, (Gift 1939), A. N. Goddard Collection.


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Analcite crystals stained with Hematite, Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan. Purchased from Mr. Dymochs, Warren, Arizona. From the Vivian collection, $1.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.
Research has revealed that the Calumet & Hecla Mining Company awarded a silver service medal to a Sidney G. Vivian in 1920 for 30 years of employment. The Calumet and Arizona Company was affiliated with the Junction Development Company in Warren, Arizona near the Lavender Pit. John S. Dymock was the Vice President of the Junction Development Company with his main office in Calumet and his mine office in Bisbee. In this round-about way the two men may have known each other and Mr. Dymock may have acquired the specimen from Sidney G. Vivian. Speculative, but none-the-less interesting.


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Silver (7.5 x 5.0 x 4.0 cm) Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, from old John Daniels Collection, purchased from Ward’s Natural Science Establishment, 1950, $50.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.


World Wide Minerals



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Gold crystals with Quartz (4.3 x 4.3 x 1.3 cm), Copiapo, Chile, from old English, Calvert Collection, purchased from Martin Ehrmann, 1938, $20.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.
Martin Ehrmann (1904-1972) is mentioned in the Mineralogical Record Biographical Archive. He was born in Belarus and, after graduating from school, migrated to the United States in 1921. He eventually became a well-known dealer in stone carvings, gems and minerals. “He acquired the enormous 100,000-specimen Calvert collection in 1938.” Goddard obtained the gold specimen directly from him.

John F. Calvert (1825-1897) is also mentioned in the Mineralogical Record Biographical Archive. His biography starts like this: “John Frederick, "Lord" Calvert (according to Cooper, 2006) was a collector, con-man, crank, dealer, mining engineer, inventor and gold prospector.” He was obviously a very colorful character that amassed the huge collection that was obtained by Ehrmann.


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Barite, (12.8 cm long), Cumberland, England, purchased from Arthur Montgomery, 1936, $4.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.


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Hematite “Needle Ore”, Iron Range, Ishpeming, Michigan. Both specimens are about 18.0 cm long, old WSU specimens.


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Stibnite, (7.8 x 13.0 cm) Ichinokowa, Japan. From Dr. H. V. Karabacek’s collection, purchased from Arthur Montgomery, 1937, $12.50, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Malachite, Ural Mountains, Russia, (8.0 cm), purchased from Mr. Grenzig, 1935, $5.00,
A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Proustite (4.0 x 8.5 cm) Chañarcillo, Copiapó Province, Atacama, Chile. Mined in 1860, purchased from Louis Nelson of Santiago, Chile in 1940, $75.00,
A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Stibnite, (7.8 x 13.0 cm) Ichinokowa, Japan. From Dr. H. V. Karabacek’s collection, purchased from Arthur Montgomery, 1937, $12.50, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Malachite, Ural Mountains, Russia, (8.0 cm), purchased from Mr. Grenzig, 1935, $5.00,
A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Proustite (4.0 x 8.5 cm) Chañarcillo, Copiapó Province, Atacama, Chile. Mined in 1860, purchased from Louis Nelson of Santiago, Chile in 1940, $75.00,
A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Stibnite, (7.8 x 13.0 cm) Ichinokowa, Japan. From Dr. H. V. Karabacek’s collection, purchased from Arthur Montgomery, 1937, $12.50, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Malachite, Ural Mountains, Russia, (8.0 cm), purchased from Mr. Grenzig, 1935, $5.00,
A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Proustite (4.0 x 8.5 cm) Chañarcillo, Copiapó Province, Atacama, Chile. Mined in 1860, purchased from Louis Nelson of Santiago, Chile in 1940, $75.00,
A. N. Goddard Collection.
Hans J. von Karabacek (1878-1963) is mentioned in the Mineralogical Record Biographical Archive. He was associated with the Imperial Academy of Natural Science in Vienna and amassed a collection of 4,892 of the finest mineral specimens of his day.

John A. Grenzig (1863-1944) is also mentioned in the Mineralogical Record Biographical Archive. He accumulated a fine collection of about 1200 rare and high quality specimens and also about 1500 micromounts. In 1942 he sold his collection of cabinet specimens to his five best customers. Goddard purchased from him in 1935 and1937.



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(10.2 x 6.3 cm), Red Cloud Mine, Arizona, pocket discovered by Mr. Over in the winter of 1938, purchased from Arthur Montgomery, 1938, $15.00,
A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Wulfenite, Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico, purchased from Ward’s, 1950, $5.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.


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Aragonite, Styria, (11.5 cm tall), purchased from Mrs. Hayward, 1938, $3.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Variscite, Fairfield, Utah. Purchased from Warren and Grieger, Pasadena, California. The other half is at Cranbrook, 1944,
A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Celestine on Sulphur, Agrigento Sicily. From the old Burrage Collection, purchased from Schortmann’s, 1949, $25.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Aragonite, Styria, (11.5 cm tall), purchased from Mrs. Hayward, 1938, $3.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Variscite, Fairfield, Utah. Purchased from Warren and Grieger, Pasadena, California. The other half is at Cranbrook, 1944,
A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Celestine on Sulphur, Agrigento Sicily. From the old Burrage Collection, purchased from Schortmann’s, 1949, $25.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Aragonite, Styria, (11.5 cm tall), purchased from Mrs. Hayward, 1938, $3.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Variscite, Fairfield, Utah. Purchased from Warren and Grieger, Pasadena, California. The other half is at Cranbrook, 1944,
A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Celestine on Sulphur, Agrigento Sicily. From the old Burrage Collection, purchased from Schortmann’s, 1949, $25.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.
Schortmann's Minerals is mentioned in the Mineralogical Record Biographical Archive. The company, run by the Schortmann brothers Alvin Edwin Schortmann and Raymond Edwin Schortmann, operated between1936 and 1971. They started collecting dendritic uraninite at the Ruggles mine in New Hampshire. Their interest in minerals increased and with the help of Arthur Montgomery they became well known dealers in minerals.

Albert C. Burrage (1859-1931) is mentioned in the Mineralogical Record Biographical Archive. He graduated from Harvard University in 1883. He accumulated a large collection of minerals including many gold specimens and….. “bequeathed it to the Harvard Mineralogical Museum where it arrived in 1948, 17 years after his death” At least five Burrage specimens were obtained by Goddard through Schortmann’s between 1949 and 1950.


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Malachite after Azurite, (12.7 x 7.7 cm), Tsumeb, South West Africa, purchased from Arthur Montgomery, 1936, $50.00,
A. N. Goddard Collection.


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Celestine cluster, (5.00 x 4.3 cm), location not given, old WSU specimen.
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Barite, Mineral Point, Missouri, gift from Mr. Ferguson, 1934, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Celestine cluster, (5.00 x 4.3 cm), location not given, old WSU specimen.
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Barite, Mineral Point, Missouri, gift from Mr. Ferguson, 1934, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Celestine cluster, (5.00 x 4.3 cm), location not given, old WSU specimen.
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Barite, Mineral Point, Missouri, gift from Mr. Ferguson, 1934, A. N. Goddard Collection.


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Azurite and Malachite (6.3 cm diameter) Arizona, from the Thomas Alva Edison collection, old WSU specimen.


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Crocoite, (6.3 x 6.3 cm) Dundas, Tasmainia, purchased from Dr. Otto Runge 1941, $8.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Hematite on Quartz, (5.0 x5.0 cm) Switzerland, old WSU specimen.
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Crocoite, (6.3 x 6.3 cm) Dundas, Tasmainia, purchased from Dr. Otto Runge 1941, $8.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Hematite on Quartz, (5.0 x5.0 cm) Switzerland, old WSU specimen.
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Crocoite, (6.3 x 6.3 cm) Dundas, Tasmainia, purchased from Dr. Otto Runge 1941, $8.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Hematite on Quartz, (5.0 x5.0 cm) Switzerland, old WSU specimen.
Dr. Otto Runge is mentioned in the Mineralogical Record Biographical Archive. Below is an excerpt:

“Dr. Otto K. Runge (1881-1942?) was a famous Wilmington, Delaware mineral collector and senior dyestuffs chemist for DuPont…… Runge's collection was sold to Ward's Natural Science Establishment in 1942; many of his specimens were purchased by Detroit collector Donald C. Gabriel (1906-1994) and were donated along with the rest of Gabriel's collection to the Seaman Mineral Museum in 1987.”


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Amethyst, part of geode, location not given, old WSU specimen.
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Calcite with Malachite inclusions, (15.3 x 15.3 cm), Bisbee, Arizona, purchased from Arthur Montgomery, 1939, $25.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Amethyst, part of geode, location not given, old WSU specimen.
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Calcite with Malachite inclusions, (15.3 x 15.3 cm), Bisbee, Arizona, purchased from Arthur Montgomery, 1939, $25.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Amethyst, part of geode, location not given, old WSU specimen.
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Calcite with Malachite inclusions, (15.3 x 15.3 cm), Bisbee, Arizona, purchased from Arthur Montgomery, 1939, $25.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.


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Fluorite with Celestine, (largest crystal 5.0 cm) Clay Center, Ohio, found in 1954, A. N. Goddard Collection.
There was a two page spread in the Sunday, December 3, 1950, Detroit Free Press about Doctor Goddard and his mineral collection. A photo of this specimen was shown with this caption:

“Doctor Goddard obtained this cluster of fluorite and celestite crystals by climbing 50 feet up a steep quarry wall at Clay Center, Ohio.”

Archibald N. Goddard was more than a wealthy purchaser of minerals; he was also a determined field collector.


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Fluorite with Calcite (18.5 x 9.0 cm) Carrsville, Livingston County, Kentucky. Purchased from S. D. Lloyd at Marion, Kentucky in 1941, $5.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.
S. D, Lloyd and A. Tinsley reopened the Nancy Hanks Mine southwest of Marion, Kentucky. The mine was in a rich fluorite area of Kentucky and was operating in 1942.



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Hematite, small crystals with Quartz crystals, (12.8 x 7.6 cm) England, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Rhodochrosite, (12.7 x7.7 cm) Alicante, Colorado, Buckskin Gulch near the Sweet Home Mine. Purchased from Dr. Otto Runge in 1941, $24.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Hematite, small crystals with Quartz crystals, (12.8 x 7.6 cm) England, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Rhodochrosite, (12.7 x7.7 cm) Alicante, Colorado, Buckskin Gulch near the Sweet Home Mine. Purchased from Dr. Otto Runge in 1941, $24.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Hematite, small crystals with Quartz crystals, (12.8 x 7.6 cm) England, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Rhodochrosite, (12.7 x7.7 cm) Alicante, Colorado, Buckskin Gulch near the Sweet Home Mine. Purchased from Dr. Otto Runge in 1941, $24.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.


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Amethyst, Port Arthur, Ontario, From the Vivian Collection, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Amethyst, Ural Mountains, Russia. Purchased from Grenzig, 1937, $15.00,
A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Amethyst, Port Arthur, Ontario, From the Vivian Collection, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Amethyst, Ural Mountains, Russia. Purchased from Grenzig, 1937, $15.00,
A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Amethyst, Port Arthur, Ontario, From the Vivian Collection, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Amethyst, Ural Mountains, Russia. Purchased from Grenzig, 1937, $15.00,
A. N. Goddard Collection.
John A. Grenzig (1863-1944) is mentioned in the Mineralogical Record Biographical Archive. He accumulated a fine collection of about 1200 specimens and also about 1500 micromounts.


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Amethyst, (11.5 x 7.5 cm) Iredell Co. North Carolina, From the Dr. Otto Runge collection thru Ward's Natural Science Establishment in 1942, $5.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Calcite (15.3 cm long), Pitcher, Oklahoma, Purchased from “Boodle” Lane in 1937, $1.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Amethyst, (11.5 x 7.5 cm) Iredell Co. North Carolina, From the Dr. Otto Runge collection thru Ward's Natural Science Establishment in 1942, $5.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Calcite (15.3 cm long), Pitcher, Oklahoma, Purchased from “Boodle” Lane in 1937, $1.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Amethyst, (11.5 x 7.5 cm) Iredell Co. North Carolina, From the Dr. Otto Runge collection thru Ward's Natural Science Establishment in 1942, $5.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Calcite (15.3 cm long), Pitcher, Oklahoma, Purchased from “Boodle” Lane in 1937, $1.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.
Ward's Natural Science Establishment was founded by Henry Augustus Ward in 1862 to provide natural science materials for educational purposes including geological and mineralogical specimens. It continues to operate to this day.

Boodle Lane (1892-1962) is mentioned in the Mineralogical Record Biographical Archive. He was a legendary character that worked throughout the Tri-State area saving marvelous specimens from the crusher. He was the right man in the right place at the right time and for 40 years provided exquisite minerals to collectors and museums around the world.


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Capped Quartz (9.0 cm tall) St. Dennis, Cornwall, England, old WSU specimen.
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Same as the specimen on the left except showing the “cap” removed.
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Capped Quartz (9.0 cm tall) St. Dennis, Cornwall, England, old WSU specimen.
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Same as the specimen on the left except showing the “cap” removed.
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Capped Quartz (9.0 cm tall) St. Dennis, Cornwall, England, old WSU specimen.
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Same as the specimen on the left except showing the “cap” removed.


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Calcite (10.0 x 7.8 cm) Stuart Mine, Lancashire, England, old WSU specimen.


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(left) Meteorite, Pallasite with olivine, Saskatchewan, Canada. Purchased from H. H. Nininger of Denver in 1936, $25.00. A. N. Goddard Collection.

(right) Meteorite (10.0 x 7.5 cm), Henbury, Australia, From Cranbrook Institute of Science.

This is a slab that has been cut from a meteorite and etched to show the Widmanstatten lines. The wider bands are composed of kamacite bordered by taenite. The area between bands is plessite. The pattern is octahedral but the iron crystallization is cubic. The octahedral pattern can be clearly seen in this photo. (Reference: Graham R. P., 1947, Siderite Meteorites and Their Chemistry, Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.)
“Harvey Harlow Nininger (January 17, 1887 – March 1, 1986) was an American meteoriticist and educator, and although he was self-taught, he revived interest in scientific study of meteorites in the 1930s and assembled the largest personal collection of meteorites up to that time. He founded the American Meteorite Museum, which was first located near Meteor Crater, Arizona (1942–1953), then in Sedona, Arizona (1953–1960). Part of the Nininger Collection was sold to the British Museum in 1958, and the remainder of the collection was sold to the Arizona State University Center for Meteorite Studies in 1960 which displays a selection of these meteorites in their public museum.” (Wikipedia)


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Meteorite, Siderite (7.8 x 4.0 cm), Henbury, Australia, old WSU specimen.
The Henbury meteorite site is a cluster of over a dozen small craters caused by a meteor that fragmented in the air.
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Meteorites (13.0 x 9.0 cm) and (14.0 x 10.2 cm), location not given, old WSU specimens.
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Meteorite, Siderite (7.8 x 4.0 cm), Henbury, Australia, old WSU specimen.
The Henbury meteorite site is a cluster of over a dozen small craters caused by a meteor that fragmented in the air.
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Meteorites (13.0 x 9.0 cm) and (14.0 x 10.2 cm), location not given, old WSU specimens.
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Meteorite, Siderite (7.8 x 4.0 cm), Henbury, Australia, old WSU specimen.
The Henbury meteorite site is a cluster of over a dozen small craters caused by a meteor that fragmented in the air.
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Meteorites (13.0 x 9.0 cm) and (14.0 x 10.2 cm), location not given, old WSU specimens.


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Beryl variety Aquamarine with Smokey Quartz (5.0 x 4.0 cm), Mt. Antero, Colorado, purchased from Arthur Montgomery, 1938, $5.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Brazilianite, Conselheiro, Pena District, Minas Gerais, Brazil, discovered in 1944, $65.00. A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Beryl variety Aquamarine with Smokey Quartz (5.0 x 4.0 cm), Mt. Antero, Colorado, purchased from Arthur Montgomery, 1938, $5.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Brazilianite, Conselheiro, Pena District, Minas Gerais, Brazil, discovered in 1944, $65.00. A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Beryl variety Aquamarine with Smokey Quartz (5.0 x 4.0 cm), Mt. Antero, Colorado, purchased from Arthur Montgomery, 1938, $5.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Brazilianite, Conselheiro, Pena District, Minas Gerais, Brazil, discovered in 1944, $65.00. A. N. Goddard Collection.


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Calcite (14.6 x 7.7 cm) England, old WSU specimen.
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Calcite (6.0 x 5.0 cm) England, old WSU specimen.
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Calcite (14.6 x 7.7 cm) England, old WSU specimen.
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Calcite (6.0 x 5.0 cm) England, old WSU specimen.
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Calcite (14.6 x 7.7 cm) England, old WSU specimen.
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Calcite (6.0 x 5.0 cm) England, old WSU specimen.


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Calcite on Amethyst (5.0 x 5.0 cm), Guanajuato, Mexico, purchased from F. Anunez, 1937, $.50, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Calcite on Quartz (12.8 x 10.0 cm), old WSU specimen.
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Calcite on Amethyst (5.0 x 5.0 cm), Guanajuato, Mexico, purchased from F. Anunez, 1937, $.50, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Calcite on Quartz (12.8 x 10.0 cm), old WSU specimen.
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Calcite on Amethyst (5.0 x 5.0 cm), Guanajuato, Mexico, purchased from F. Anunez, 1937, $.50, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Calcite on Quartz (12.8 x 10.0 cm), old WSU specimen.
Francisco Antúnez Echegaray is mentioned in the Mineralogical Record Biographical Archive. “Mineral collector and mining engineer in Guanajuato and Mexico City, Mexico, probably in the 1920's-1960's.”


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Quartz on Hematite (21.7 x 12.8 cm), Cleator Moor, England, from old Burrage Collection, purchased from Shortman’s, 1949, $25.00,
A. N. Goddard Collection.


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Azurite on Malachite (15.2 x 15.2 cm), Bisbee, Arizona, purchased from Mrs. Nellie Rhines of Eagle Harbor, Michigan, 1936, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Azurite (4.3 cm tall), old WSU specimen.
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Azurite on Malachite (15.2 x 15.2 cm), Bisbee, Arizona, purchased from Mrs. Nellie Rhines of Eagle Harbor, Michigan, 1936, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Azurite (4.3 cm tall), old WSU specimen.
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Azurite on Malachite (15.2 x 15.2 cm), Bisbee, Arizona, purchased from Mrs. Nellie Rhines of Eagle Harbor, Michigan, 1936, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Azurite (4.3 cm tall), old WSU specimen.


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Agate (38.0 cm long), Brazil, old WSU specimen.


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Agate (10.0 cm wide), Oregon, purchased from Fred Young, Portland, Oregon, 1936,
A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Agate (19.0 x 15.0 cm), Brazil, old WSU specimen.
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Agate (10.0 cm wide), Oregon, purchased from Fred Young, Portland, Oregon, 1936,
A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Agate (19.0 x 15.0 cm), Brazil, old WSU specimen.
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Agate (10.0 cm wide), Oregon, purchased from Fred Young, Portland, Oregon, 1936,
A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Agate (19.0 x 15.0 cm), Brazil, old WSU specimen.


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Agate (12.8 x 7.7 cm) Serra Domar, Brazil, purchased from Ward’s Natural Science Establishment, $5.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Scenic Agate (9.0 x 6.3 cm), Montana, old WSU specimen.
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Agate (12.8 x 7.7 cm) Serra Domar, Brazil, purchased from Ward’s Natural Science Establishment, $5.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Scenic Agate (9.0 x 6.3 cm), Montana, old WSU specimen.
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Agate (12.8 x 7.7 cm) Serra Domar, Brazil, purchased from Ward’s Natural Science Establishment, $5.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Scenic Agate (9.0 x 6.3 cm), Montana, old WSU specimen.


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Labradorite, old WSU specimen.
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Selenite crystals (20.0 x 20.0 cm), old WSU specimen.
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Labradorite, old WSU specimen.
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Selenite crystals (20.0 x 20.0 cm), old WSU specimen.
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Labradorite, old WSU specimen.
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Selenite crystals (20.0 x 20.0 cm), old WSU specimen.


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Agate (10.0 x 7.7 cm), Oregon, purchased from Fred Young, Portland, Oregon, 1936, $7.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Kunzite (17.2 cm tall) Pala Chief Mine, California, purchased from Martin Ehrmann,1938, $10.00,
A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Bloodstone, India, purchased from Mr. Noyes of Hudson, Michigan, 1936, $.20,
A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Agate (10.0 x 7.7 cm), Oregon, purchased from Fred Young, Portland, Oregon, 1936, $7.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Kunzite (17.2 cm tall) Pala Chief Mine, California, purchased from Martin Ehrmann,1938, $10.00,
A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Bloodstone, India, purchased from Mr. Noyes of Hudson, Michigan, 1936, $.20,
A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Agate (10.0 x 7.7 cm), Oregon, purchased from Fred Young, Portland, Oregon, 1936, $7.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Kunzite (17.2 cm tall) Pala Chief Mine, California, purchased from Martin Ehrmann,1938, $10.00,
A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Bloodstone, India, purchased from Mr. Noyes of Hudson, Michigan, 1936, $.20,
A. N. Goddard Collection.



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Quartz crystal with clay inclusions, Iredell Co. North Carolina, from Burnham Colburn’s collection, purchased 1946, $10.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Topaz (4.5 cm square x 7.0 cm long) gem quality, Alabaschka, Ural Mountains, Russia, purchased 1949, $100.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Quartz crystal with clay inclusions, Iredell Co. North Carolina, from Burnham Colburn’s collection, purchased 1946, $10.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Topaz (4.5 cm square x 7.0 cm long) gem quality, Alabaschka, Ural Mountains, Russia, purchased 1949, $100.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Quartz crystal with clay inclusions, Iredell Co. North Carolina, from Burnham Colburn’s collection, purchased 1946, $10.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Topaz (4.5 cm square x 7.0 cm long) gem quality, Alabaschka, Ural Mountains, Russia, purchased 1949, $100.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.


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Selenite with Sulphur inclusions, Cianciana, Italy, from the American Museum of Natural History, purchased from Arthur Montgomery, 1937, $15.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Cassiterite, twined (5.0 x 4.5 x 4.0 cm) Schlaggenwald, Bohemia, purchased from Doctor Otto Runge, 1941, $20.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Topaz on Rhyolite (2.5 cm tall) Topaz Mountain, Thomas Range, Utah, purchased from Arthur Montgomery, 1936, $10.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Selenite with Sulphur inclusions, Cianciana, Italy, from the American Museum of Natural History, purchased from Arthur Montgomery, 1937, $15.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Cassiterite, twined (5.0 x 4.5 x 4.0 cm) Schlaggenwald, Bohemia, purchased from Doctor Otto Runge, 1941, $20.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Topaz on Rhyolite (2.5 cm tall) Topaz Mountain, Thomas Range, Utah, purchased from Arthur Montgomery, 1936, $10.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Selenite with Sulphur inclusions, Cianciana, Italy, from the American Museum of Natural History, purchased from Arthur Montgomery, 1937, $15.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Cassiterite, twined (5.0 x 4.5 x 4.0 cm) Schlaggenwald, Bohemia, purchased from Doctor Otto Runge, 1941, $20.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Topaz on Rhyolite (2.5 cm tall) Topaz Mountain, Thomas Range, Utah, purchased from Arthur Montgomery, 1936, $10.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.


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Thomsonite, North shore of Lake Superior, old WSU specimen.
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Azurite (6.3 x 6.3 cm) Copper Queen Division of the Phelps-Dodge Corporation, purchased from Mrs. Feuchre of Warren, Arizona, 1939, $1.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Thomsonite, North shore of Lake Superior, old WSU specimen.
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Azurite (6.3 x 6.3 cm) Copper Queen Division of the Phelps-Dodge Corporation, purchased from Mrs. Feuchre of Warren, Arizona, 1939, $1.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Thomsonite, North shore of Lake Superior, old WSU specimen.
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Azurite (6.3 x 6.3 cm) Copper Queen Division of the Phelps-Dodge Corporation, purchased from Mrs. Feuchre of Warren, Arizona, 1939, $1.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.


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Beryl, Minas Gerais, Brazil, purchased from Ed Swoboda, $9.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Benitoite and Neptunite (12.8 x 10.0 cm) Benito Co. California, purchased from Peter Bancroft of Glendale, California, 1938, $50.00,
A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Orthoclase coated with green Chlorite (7.6 x 6.3 cm) St. Gotthard, Switzerland, purchased from Arthur Montgomery, 1938, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Beryl, Minas Gerais, Brazil, purchased from Ed Swoboda, $9.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Benitoite and Neptunite (12.8 x 10.0 cm) Benito Co. California, purchased from Peter Bancroft of Glendale, California, 1938, $50.00,
A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Orthoclase coated with green Chlorite (7.6 x 6.3 cm) St. Gotthard, Switzerland, purchased from Arthur Montgomery, 1938, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Beryl, Minas Gerais, Brazil, purchased from Ed Swoboda, $9.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Benitoite and Neptunite (12.8 x 10.0 cm) Benito Co. California, purchased from Peter Bancroft of Glendale, California, 1938, $50.00,
A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Orthoclase coated with green Chlorite (7.6 x 6.3 cm) St. Gotthard, Switzerland, purchased from Arthur Montgomery, 1938, A. N. Goddard Collection.
Peter Bancroft (1916-2015) is mentioned in the Mineralogical Record Biographical Archive. In the 1930’s he teamed up with Ed Swoboda and they field collected in the Rincon pegmatite district in San Diego County and at the benitoite and neptunite location in San Benito County. He was an adventurer that traveled the world and put together a world class collection of minerals. “In fact, he sold part of his collection (55 specimens) to Dave Wilber in 1970 for what was at that time the highest sum ever paid for a modern mineral collection.” In 1973 he authored the book “The World's Finest Minerals and Crystals.”

Edward R. Swoboda (1917-2013) is also mentioned in the Mineralogical Record Biographical Archive. After field tripping with Peter Bancroft in the 1930’s he traveled to Brazil in 1939 and got a job operating a hoist at a gold mine. In 1941, at the start of the war, he was assigned to explore in Brazil for strategic minerals with a group of U. S. geologists. After the war he continued to make many discoveries of fine minerals in Brazil, Mexico and California.



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Chalcotrichite (amygdule 1.3 cm diameter) Africa, gift from Cranbrook Institute of Science, 1936, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Neptunite crystal shown on specimen above, center.
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Kermesite (FOV 3.6 cm) Braunsdorf, Freiberg District, Saxony, Germany, purchased from Mr. Grunnell, 1942, $4.00,
A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Chalcotrichite (amygdule 1.3 cm diameter) Africa, gift from Cranbrook Institute of Science, 1936, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Neptunite crystal shown on specimen above, center.
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Kermesite (FOV 3.6 cm) Braunsdorf, Freiberg District, Saxony, Germany, purchased from Mr. Grunnell, 1942, $4.00,
A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Chalcotrichite (amygdule 1.3 cm diameter) Africa, gift from Cranbrook Institute of Science, 1936, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Neptunite crystal shown on specimen above, center.
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Kermesite (FOV 3.6 cm) Braunsdorf, Freiberg District, Saxony, Germany, purchased from Mr. Grunnell, 1942, $4.00,
A. N. Goddard Collection.
E. Mitchell Gunnell (1903-1986) is mentioned in the Mineralogical Record Biographical Archive. He was independently wealthy and worked at various jobs to his liking. “From 1940 to 1944 he worked in the mineral shop of August Pohndorf in Denver.” He assembled a collection of about 4000 very fine minerals. Later in life he sold specimens from his collection. At his death the remaining specimens were sold through Wayne Leicht.


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Tourmaline, Indicolite, (8.2 x 5.0 cm) Figueira, Minas, Gerais, Brazil, purchased from Allan Caplan, 1940, $10.00,
A. N. Goddard Collection.
Allan Caplan (1913-1998) is mentioned in the Mineralogical Record Biographical Archive. He studied mineralogy and geology at the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1934-1937 and the Colorado School of Mines in 1937-1938. In 1938 he saw the potential of dealing in fine minerals in Brazil and supplied superb specimens to collectors and museum worldwide.


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Smoky Quartz Crystals, Takayama Mura Enaken Mino, Japan purchased from Doctor Otto Runge, 1941, $4.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Smithsonite (10.2 x 7.0 cm) Kelly Mine, New Mexico, purchased from Allen Caplan, 1936, $4.50, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Smoky Quartz Crystals, Takayama Mura Enaken Mino, Japan purchased from Doctor Otto Runge, 1941, $4.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Smithsonite (10.2 x 7.0 cm) Kelly Mine, New Mexico, purchased from Allen Caplan, 1936, $4.50, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Smoky Quartz Crystals, Takayama Mura Enaken Mino, Japan purchased from Doctor Otto Runge, 1941, $4.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Smithsonite (10.2 x 7.0 cm) Kelly Mine, New Mexico, purchased from Allen Caplan, 1936, $4.50, A. N. Goddard Collection.


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Garnet Var. Grossularite (5.0 x 5.0 cm) Ala Valley, Piedmont, Italy, purchased from Doctor Otto Runge, 1941, $4.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Psilomalane, Iron Mountain, Michigan, traded from Leslie Mollard, 1949,
A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Garnet Var. Grossularite (5.0 x 5.0 cm) Ala Valley, Piedmont, Italy, purchased from Doctor Otto Runge, 1941, $4.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Psilomalane, Iron Mountain, Michigan, traded from Leslie Mollard, 1949,
A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Garnet Var. Grossularite (5.0 x 5.0 cm) Ala Valley, Piedmont, Italy, purchased from Doctor Otto Runge, 1941, $4.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Psilomalane, Iron Mountain, Michigan, traded from Leslie Mollard, 1949,
A. N. Goddard Collection.


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This is the edge view of the Psilomalane specimen, above right.


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Bolder Opal (20.0 x 12.8 cm) Australia, old WSU specimen.
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Black Opal, Australia, old WSU specimen.
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Opal, Mexico, old WSU specimen.
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Bolder Opal (20.0 x 12.8 cm) Australia, old WSU specimen.
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Black Opal, Australia, old WSU specimen.
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Opal, Mexico, old WSU specimen.
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Bolder Opal (20.0 x 12.8 cm) Australia, old WSU specimen.
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Black Opal, Australia, old WSU specimen.
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Opal, Mexico, old WSU specimen.


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Calcite (14.0 cm tall) Egremont, Comberland, England, from the Doctor Hans J, von Karabacek Collection, purchased from Arthur Montgomery, 1937, $10.00,
A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Goethite (9.0 x 6.3 cm) Lancaster, Pennsylvania, purchased from Doctor Schoenfield, 1937, $.50,
A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Quartz crystals (10.0 x 5.0 cm), old WSU specimen.
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Calcite (14.0 cm tall) Egremont, Comberland, England, from the Doctor Hans J, von Karabacek Collection, purchased from Arthur Montgomery, 1937, $10.00,
A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Goethite (9.0 x 6.3 cm) Lancaster, Pennsylvania, purchased from Doctor Schoenfield, 1937, $.50,
A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Quartz crystals (10.0 x 5.0 cm), old WSU specimen.
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Calcite (14.0 cm tall) Egremont, Comberland, England, from the Doctor Hans J, von Karabacek Collection, purchased from Arthur Montgomery, 1937, $10.00,
A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Goethite (9.0 x 6.3 cm) Lancaster, Pennsylvania, purchased from Doctor Schoenfield, 1937, $.50,
A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Quartz crystals (10.0 x 5.0 cm), old WSU specimen.


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Wulfenite (FOV 4.0 cm) Hilltop, Arizona, purchased from Arthur Montgomery, 1939,
A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Microcline (5.0 x 5.0 x 2.5 cm) Pike’s Peak, Colorado, purchased from Mr. Nevil, 1937, $2.50, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Wulfenite (FOV 4.0 cm) Hilltop, Arizona, purchased from Arthur Montgomery, 1939,
A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Microcline (5.0 x 5.0 x 2.5 cm) Pike’s Peak, Colorado, purchased from Mr. Nevil, 1937, $2.50, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Wulfenite (FOV 4.0 cm) Hilltop, Arizona, purchased from Arthur Montgomery, 1939,
A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Microcline (5.0 x 5.0 x 2.5 cm) Pike’s Peak, Colorado, purchased from Mr. Nevil, 1937, $2.50, A. N. Goddard Collection.


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Selenite (3.8 cm long) Saskatchewan, Canada, traded from John Mihelcic, 1945, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Cerussite crystals coated with Malachite, (3.7 x 5.0 cm), Arizona, purchased from Arthur Montgomery, 1937, $2.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Quartz with phantom (9.0 cm long) Minas Gerais, Brazil, old WSU specimen.
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Selenite (3.8 cm long) Saskatchewan, Canada, traded from John Mihelcic, 1945, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Cerussite crystals coated with Malachite, (3.7 x 5.0 cm), Arizona, purchased from Arthur Montgomery, 1937, $2.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Quartz with phantom (9.0 cm long) Minas Gerais, Brazil, old WSU specimen.
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Selenite (3.8 cm long) Saskatchewan, Canada, traded from John Mihelcic, 1945, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Cerussite crystals coated with Malachite, (3.7 x 5.0 cm), Arizona, purchased from Arthur Montgomery, 1937, $2.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Quartz with phantom (9.0 cm long) Minas Gerais, Brazil, old WSU specimen.


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Epidote (7.6 x 5.0 x 4.5 cm) location not given, from the old Burrage collection, purchased from Shortmann’s, 1950, $20.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.


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Manganite on Barite (14.0 x 7.8 cm) Lucy Mine, Negaunee, Michigan, purchased from C. C. Hawes, Ed Henderson of the United States National Museum states that this is one of the finest, 1938, $5.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Malachite after Azurite, Tsumeb, South West Africa, purchased from Arthur Montgomery, 1938, $20.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Manganite on Barite (14.0 x 7.8 cm) Lucy Mine, Negaunee, Michigan, purchased from C. C. Hawes, Ed Henderson of the United States National Museum states that this is one of the finest, 1938, $5.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Malachite after Azurite, Tsumeb, South West Africa, purchased from Arthur Montgomery, 1938, $20.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Manganite on Barite (14.0 x 7.8 cm) Lucy Mine, Negaunee, Michigan, purchased from C. C. Hawes, Ed Henderson of the United States National Museum states that this is one of the finest, 1938, $5.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Malachite after Azurite, Tsumeb, South West Africa, purchased from Arthur Montgomery, 1938, $20.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.


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Aragonite, (10.0 x 5.0 cm), location not given, old WSU specimen.
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Chrysoberyl (5.0 x 2.0 cm) Minas Gerais, Brazil, traded from C. B. Colburn, 1941, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Aragonite, (10.0 x 5.0 cm), location not given, old WSU specimen.
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Chrysoberyl (5.0 x 2.0 cm) Minas Gerais, Brazil, traded from C. B. Colburn, 1941, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Aragonite, (10.0 x 5.0 cm), location not given, old WSU specimen.
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Chrysoberyl (5.0 x 2.0 cm) Minas Gerais, Brazil, traded from C. B. Colburn, 1941, A. N. Goddard Collection.


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Pyromorphite (7.8 x 6.2 x 5.0 cm) Friedrichshagen near Ems, Germany, purchased from Doctor Otto Runge collection, 1941, $8.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Stilbite (20.0 x 15.0 x 7.8 cm) Rancho, De Enmedio, Guanajuato, purchased from Mr. Antunez, $4.50,
A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Desclozite (12.8 x 9.0 x 5.7 cm) Frezenberg, South Africa, purchased from Charles Hawe’s of Ishpeming, Michigan, 1940, $3.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Pyromorphite (7.8 x 6.2 x 5.0 cm) Friedrichshagen near Ems, Germany, purchased from Doctor Otto Runge collection, 1941, $8.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Stilbite (20.0 x 15.0 x 7.8 cm) Rancho, De Enmedio, Guanajuato, purchased from Mr. Antunez, $4.50,
A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Desclozite (12.8 x 9.0 x 5.7 cm) Frezenberg, South Africa, purchased from Charles Hawe’s of Ishpeming, Michigan, 1940, $3.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Pyromorphite (7.8 x 6.2 x 5.0 cm) Friedrichshagen near Ems, Germany, purchased from Doctor Otto Runge collection, 1941, $8.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Stilbite (20.0 x 15.0 x 7.8 cm) Rancho, De Enmedio, Guanajuato, purchased from Mr. Antunez, $4.50,
A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Desclozite (12.8 x 9.0 x 5.7 cm) Frezenberg, South Africa, purchased from Charles Hawe’s of Ishpeming, Michigan, 1940, $3.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.


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Wulfenite (FOV 4.0 cm) Hilltop, Arizona, purchased from Arthur Montgomery, 1939,
A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Babingtonite with Prehnite (15.0 x 12.8 x 7.7 cm) Lane Trap Rock Quarries, Westfield, Massachusetts, purchased from Shortmann’s, 1949, $15.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Wulfenite (FOV 4.0 cm) Hilltop, Arizona, purchased from Arthur Montgomery, 1939,
A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Babingtonite with Prehnite (15.0 x 12.8 x 7.7 cm) Lane Trap Rock Quarries, Westfield, Massachusetts, purchased from Shortmann’s, 1949, $15.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Wulfenite (FOV 4.0 cm) Hilltop, Arizona, purchased from Arthur Montgomery, 1939,
A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Babingtonite with Prehnite (15.0 x 12.8 x 7.7 cm) Lane Trap Rock Quarries, Westfield, Massachusetts, purchased from Shortmann’s, 1949, $15.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.


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Sulphur (13.4 x 9.6 cm) Cianciana, Italy, purchased from Mr. Grenzig of Brooklyn, $3.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Limonite (9.0 x 6.3 x 5.0 cm) Island of Elba, from old Burrage Collection, gift to Cranbrook Institute of Science from Shortmann’s, 1949. This is a small part of the large specimen at Cranbrook, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Sulphur (13.4 x 9.6 cm) Cianciana, Italy, purchased from Mr. Grenzig of Brooklyn, $3.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Limonite (9.0 x 6.3 x 5.0 cm) Island of Elba, from old Burrage Collection, gift to Cranbrook Institute of Science from Shortmann’s, 1949. This is a small part of the large specimen at Cranbrook, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Sulphur (13.4 x 9.6 cm) Cianciana, Italy, purchased from Mr. Grenzig of Brooklyn, $3.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Limonite (9.0 x 6.3 x 5.0 cm) Island of Elba, from old Burrage Collection, gift to Cranbrook Institute of Science from Shortmann’s, 1949. This is a small part of the large specimen at Cranbrook, A. N. Goddard Collection.


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Franklinite with Willemite and Calcite (FOV 4.5 cm) Franklin, New Jersey, from the Doctor Otto Runge collection, purchased from Ward’s National Science Establishment, $15.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Chalcophyllite (5.0 x 4.0 cm) Redruth, Cornwall, England, purchased from Ward’s Natural Science Establishment, 1942, $6.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Franklinite with Willemite and Calcite (FOV 4.5 cm) Franklin, New Jersey, from the Doctor Otto Runge collection, purchased from Ward’s National Science Establishment, $15.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Chalcophyllite (5.0 x 4.0 cm) Redruth, Cornwall, England, purchased from Ward’s Natural Science Establishment, 1942, $6.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Franklinite with Willemite and Calcite (FOV 4.5 cm) Franklin, New Jersey, from the Doctor Otto Runge collection, purchased from Ward’s National Science Establishment, $15.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Chalcophyllite (5.0 x 4.0 cm) Redruth, Cornwall, England, purchased from Ward’s Natural Science Establishment, 1942, $6.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.


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Chrysocolla covered by drusy Quartz, Globe, Arizona, from old Burrage Collection, purchased from Shortmann’s, 1949, $10.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Stilbite on Chabazite, (5.0 x 4.0 x 4.0 cm) Wasson’s Bluff, Nova Scotia, traded from Mr. Morton, 1940, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Chrysocolla covered by drusy Quartz, Globe, Arizona, from old Burrage Collection, purchased from Shortmann’s, 1949, $10.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Stilbite on Chabazite, (5.0 x 4.0 x 4.0 cm) Wasson’s Bluff, Nova Scotia, traded from Mr. Morton, 1940, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Chrysocolla covered by drusy Quartz, Globe, Arizona, from old Burrage Collection, purchased from Shortmann’s, 1949, $10.00, A. N. Goddard Collection.
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Stilbite on Chabazite, (5.0 x 4.0 x 4.0 cm) Wasson’s Bluff, Nova Scotia, traded from Mr. Morton, 1940, A. N. Goddard Collection.


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The 35 mm color slides produced by this effort were used to introduce students to mineralogy. David Lowrie set up this display as an introduction to the slide program. The two large, water clear Topaz Crystals are (20.3 x 19.0 x 12.8 cm) and (20,3 x 18.0 x 14.0 cm) respectfully, old WSU specimens.

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31st Oct 2019 00:33 UTCPaul Brandes Manager

Superb article, Larry!!!
One of the best I've seen in a while...

31st Oct 2019 01:51 UTCKevin Conroy Expert

Wow, REALLY nice!

31st Oct 2019 02:19 UTCKeith A. Peregrine

Thank you so much for the photos, Larry!  The  copper country specimens are out of this world!!.

31st Oct 2019 02:46 UTCKeith Compton Manager

Great article Larry.

I doubt that I'll ever get to see the museum in person, but you have given me, and others of course, a great insight as to the museum's history and what minerals they have. 

I am sure that you have done the museum proud.

It's a shame that that Wayne State copper specimen now resides in the MIM in Lebanon - deserves to be home in Michigan.

Thank you for the article

31st Oct 2019 11:57 UTCLarry Maltby Expert

Thanks for the comments guys,

Dave Lowrie gave me a great opportunity. We met in the basement of "Old Main" for three consecutive nights. Dave set up the specimens and I photographed them and copied the information from Goddard's card file. Years ago when the internet came on line and digital cameras were invented, I wanted to do this. Dave sent me a package of information about A. N. Goddard. I procrastinated! I got old, no more field collecting, no more trout fishing. I had a lot of time on my hands and it finally it got done.  Without Mindat I would go absolutely nuts. If my wife, Virginia, was here she would say, "Larry you already have."

P. S. It just light enough to see outside, We have our first snow in the "Tip of MIt", Michigan.

31st Oct 2019 14:10 UTCTony L. Potucek Expert

Thank you, Larry.  Absolutely stunning specimens with wonderful provenance.  We appreciate your efforts and forethought to have take the time to photograph highlights of the collection years ago.

31st Oct 2019 14:29 UTCDana Slaughter

Hi Larry,

Great job and brings back vivid memories! I'm with you on that copper----what a killer specimen. Dave would display that at shows and I was stunned when I saw it for the first time. The large English quartz on hematite was another popular display specimen for shows---the redness of the piece is amazing.

I wondered if Dave was still at WSU or if he had retired. I always enjoyed talking with him and remember when he scooped me on a very, very early Yaogangxian mine piece at the Detroit show in the 1990s. It was a very aesthetic and long quartz crystal with arsenopyrite crystals at the base. I went to ask my friend Roy about it and came back to see it in Dave's hands!

His WSU displays were uniformly excellent with incredible specimens and he was a great joy to talk with...about his huge fluorapatite that he dug, or his ZIRCON license plate, Bancroft minerals and, of course, the collection at the university. Hope you are well Dave!

Thanks for the trip Larry! Great job.

1st Nov 2019 17:46 UTCSusan Robinson

Hi Larry,

         Your postings are a joy to view and read!   The photos and their captions are better than attending a mineral show.   The collectors (back then) would be astounded at the increase in prices on minerals today.   I am thinking that creating this posting on mindat brought back a lot of fond memories for you, and seeing the collection at Wayne State was an unforgettable experience. 
 
 

1st Nov 2019 18:30 UTCKelly Nash Expert

Larry, I'm so glad you did this. The photographs and their context you put them in are flawless. I've known Dave Lowrie since the 1970s, and field collected with him in Bancroft and Magnet Cove (and learned a lot in the process). But I am doubly embarrassed now to admit that I've never made the trek to Detroit to see this magnificent collection, which he has been a faithful steward of for so long. Thank you!

2nd Nov 2019 00:07 UTCLarry Maltby Expert

Its nice to hear from all of you,

For me it was interesting to read Goddard's card file. He provided insight into what mineral collecting was like in the 30's and 40's, and by recording the old collections that the specimens passed through, he extended the provenance much further than that. His records made the Wayne State University collection unique. As several of you have pointed out the hobby has changed a lot over the last 50 years. Goddard would be surprised to know that the notes in his card file went around the world with he push of a button! 

5th Nov 2019 18:09 UTCSasha LaPonsa

WSU Mineral Museum's Student Assistant here! Dave just showed me this great article, and I thought I'd mention that if anyone is interested in stopping by, we are typically open Fridays from 6:00 to 9:00PM, which is also when the WSU Planetarium has free shows and the WSU Anthropology Museum is open (all in Old Main). And of course separate tours can be scheduled upon request.

6th Nov 2019 23:52 UTCLarry Maltby Expert

Sasha,

I put your information in  a new thread with a new title for better visibility.

13th Nov 2019 02:28 UTCJim Gawura

Larry,
     Way back when the Dearborn club show featured Copper Country specimens. Wayne State had several cases. I distinctly remember a 20+lb crystallized silver and a monster water clear calcite with copper inclusions. Were these specimens still in the collection? Did you see them?
              Happy trails,
              JIm

13th Nov 2019 10:30 UTCLarry Maltby Expert

Jim,

I think that Dana is right. I did not see anything like you describe at Wayne State. Hopefully, a future Mindater will do a Museum article on Cranbrook. The mineral room is spectacular!

13th Nov 2019 03:33 UTCDana Slaughter

Hi Jim,

Sounds like you're describing two of the iconic pieces at the Cranbrook---the huge calcite with copper that made the cover of Rocks and Minerals (Michigan Issue) and an exquisite huge silver crystal plate. Does Wayne State have similar?
 
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