Kevin Downey began collecting
minerals at age 9, had his first exhibit course at an AFMLS show at age 12, and
eventually financed some of his college degree by selling his collection. After
studies in Geology he began a long avocation exploring, mapping, documenting and
helping preserve caves, (and cave minerals), worldwide. Professionally, Kevin
owns and runs a photographic studio specializing in advertising and commercial
Having never lost his love for fine minerals, he began this
business by importing selected minerals from China and continues to seek out new
mines, discoveries and unusual materials personally. Well-Arranged Molecules now
sells at selected mineral shows, by this website and by appointment at the “base
camp” in the Arts and Industry Building, (a former toothbrush factory),
in Florence, MA.
We welcome offers for exchanges and we do purchase collections
and single pieces of interest. Our specialty remains Chinese and South Asian minerals
but we are also actively working to expand our South American sources. Be sure
to watch this web site to see the new arrivals as it first is presented. We welcome
all sorts of questions, inquiries and comments.
We speak English, Spanish, French and Sulfides!