The New York State Museum is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Schuyler Alverson Collection. Schuyler Alverson is a well-known mineral collector and life-long resident of St. Lawrence County. He is the co-author of the publication, Minerals of the St. Lawrence Valley and the former co-owner of the gem diopside mine in Dekalb, New York. The collection consists of several hundred specimens, many of them self-collected from rare and important sites throughout St. Lawrence County. The purchase of this collection was made possible with funding from the State of New York and the New York State Academy of Mineralogy.