What makes mineral specimens so rare and valuable? Join Steven C. Behling, sales manager for one of the leading mineral specimen mining, marketing, and sales organizations, Collector’s Edge Minerals, Inc., for a deep dive into the challenges and trends of mining for fine mineral specimens worldwide and the impact of China on mineral specimen supply and demand.
Prior to the presentation, you'll be able to tour the R. Harder Gallery of Gems and Minerals and enjoy refreshments. Plus, enter for a chance to win a piece of jewelry!
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About the Presenter
Steven C. Behling’s passion for collecting fine mineral specimens began at age 19. While studying physical geology at the University of Houston in 1972, Steve became fascinated with the natural aesthetic beauty of the mineral crystals he was learning about in college. A year later, Steve formed a mineral specimen and jewelry sales company (S&H Gemstones) in Houston, Texas.
From 1973-1999, Steve owned and operated his own mineral specimen acquisition, marketing and sales business. Simultaneously, Steve served as geological laboratory manager for Amoco Oil Company (1975-1998). Additionally, Steve held various leadership positions in the Houston Gem and Mineral Society from 1977-1983.
Since 1999, Steve has served as sales manager for one of the world’s leading mineral specimen mining, marketing, and sales organizations, Collector’s Edge Minerals, Inc. His clients include the top private mineral collectors and public institutions around the world.
Steve has authored feature articles on mineral specimens for leading international mineral collecting magazines, such as the Mineralogical Record and Mineralien Welt. He has lectured to industry and collector groups about minerals and mineral collecting, and is co-host of a weekly live webcast called Minerals Live.