Rob Lavinsky

Rob Lavinsky

A collector from the age of 12, Dr. Robert Lavinsky first started participating in mineral shows at the age of 14. He initially planned to launch his career in molecular genetics and received his doctoral degree from UC-San Diego, but his passion for minerals led to a career change. Rob realized the potential to move the mineral world online and became the first mineral-selling website online in 1996. Since then, he has been a full-time dedicated mineral dealer and recently had a new mineral, Lavinskyite, named after him.

Affiliations and Expertise

Proprietor of the Arkenstone, TX, USA


Authors: J. Theo Kloprogge & Rob Lavinsky & Stretch Young Release Date: 01 Oct 2017
Print Book:
USD 85.00
USD 100.00