The specimens in this case were collected over several decades
by Frank Kurowski and represent
some of the highlights of the collection that he recently donated to the Museum. The
were all collected in the field in upstate New York. |
Mr. Kurowski utilized many of his finds as raw material for his gem and jewelry hobby. Examples of some of his lapidary work can be found in this case, as well as, the nearby Gems of New York case.
||Mr. Kurowski successfully ran a television and radio repair business for many years in New Hartford, New York where he resided with his wife and two daughters. He spent many of his spare hours hunting the back roads for interesting mineral localities and compiled a large mineral collection as well as extensive knowledge of the state's mineral resources.|
He has generously shared this information with us over
the years by volunteering as a Museum field assistant. His dedication to mineralogy and his continuing
commitment to the New York State Museum serve as a constant inspiration to our staff.