January/February 1994, Vol. 25: Num. 6 – This entire issue of the Mineralogical Record is a comprehensive account of the rich tradition of mineral collecting and its origins. It begins in the early 1500’s and traverses 15 countries, almost 300 years and contains notes on 1,200 early mineral collectors. The History of Mineral Collecting is perfect for aspiring mineral scholars who wish to learn more about mineral collecting within a historical context.