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PostPosted: Sep 11, 2019 12:05    Post subject: Donating funds - Rock Currier Collection auction  

Rock Currier, besides being a unique character and a great mineralogist (see: Travels and Jokes of Rock Currier ) did something that will allow Mindat to remain a guide and reference accessible to everyone interested in mineralogy. He donated his collection so that the money raised by its sale would allow Mindat to have a longevity fund. After a few years of legal wrangling, the Rock Currier Estate and Mindat reached a satisfactory agreement for both parties and on August 26 the best pieces from the Rock collection were auctioned very successfully. Now we get the summary of that event that I copy below as support from FMF to Mindat and, of course, to the memory of Rock H. Currier. Yours was a great initiative that will be worth talking about more widely given the innovative possibilities that it opens up in the "on line" world.

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PostPosted: Sep 11, 2019 12:18    Post subject: Re: Donating funds - Rock Currier Collection auction  

As a board member of the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy let me clarify that this was a long and difficult process that ended in Rock’s desires to come true. We get 60% of the Heritage auction sales, not 100%. We are grateful to Rock for his incredible vision and generosity. The Hudson institute oversees all operations of Mindat. Our board is pleased to see the continued survival of Mindat.
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PostPosted: Sep 11, 2019 14:18    Post subject: Re: Donating funds - Rock Currier Collection auction  

Small tribute to Rock


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PostPosted: Sep 11, 2019 14:26    Post subject: Re: Donating funds - Rock Currier Collection auction  

A few days before Rock passed.


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