Yale Peabody Museum Gallery Talk
Hematite, from Switzerland. Photo courtesy Gail and Jim Spann
Fluorite, from Russia. Photo courtesy Gail and Jim Spann

The Minerals of the Spann Collection

Gail and Jim Spann

Fine Mineral Collectors


Thursday, October 18 at 4:00 pm

David Friend Hall, Yale Peabody Museum


If you have read even a small portion of the specimen labels in David Friend Hall, you will recall that many of the minerals in the gallery are on loan from Gail and Jim Spann, including a case of exquisite “thumbnail” specimens. In this gallery talk they will share the backstories of some of their favorites.


Jim and Gail Spann specialize in minerals of all sizes from around the world. With over 12,000 pieces in their home, they are well versed in the joys of collecting.


Refreshments to follow. Free admission.