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William T. Lawrence Memorial Collection

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William T. “Bill” Lawrence (1957-2013) collected minerals since very early childhood, encouraged by his father, Jimmie D. Lawrence, along with the many nurturing members of the Houston Gem & Mineral Society, with Arthur Smith and Dalton Prince having the biggest influence on Bill’s mineral passion. Bill exhibited at many regional gem & mineral clubs' Federation shows, including being awarded the South Central Federation trophy for best miniature minerals in 1983. Besides using the “silver pick”, Bill was an avid field collector, with opportunities to collect in mineral producing localities around the world during his many travels to Europe, Russia, Azerbaijan, Australia and New Zealand to just name a few of his “favorite” places. He was especially fond of collecting in the Austin, Texas region for blue celestite and creamy-colored calcites. Bill specialized in Calcite, Barite, Galena, Hematite, Scheelite and Fluorite along with locality suites from Brazil, China, the former Soviet Republics and fluorescent minerals. The collection is currently catalogued at over 7500 specimens.

Jaye Smith, Bill’s loving wife of 28 years, is proud to continue his love of minerals and their unique localities by curating the William T. Lawrence Memorial Collection and sharing it with others as he would have continued to do.

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