After 35 years of traveling the world in search of the rarest gems and stones, entrepreneur Thomas Nagin has become an accomplished mineral dealer in the United States, supplying prestigious museums including the Smithsonian Institute, as well as private collectors and galleries around the world. His fearless persona has taken him to the most dangerous and remote places on the planet to unearth these natural treasures. Befriending locals with his charm and respect for their way of life has allowed him to dig deeper into the secrets of this exciting and, often times, dangerous profession. Having developed relationships with a multitude of people of diverse ethnic and professional backgrounds has helped him cultivate a wealth of knowledge and experience that has led him to countries such as Kenya, India, Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, Mexico and several more. Thomas’s explorations and extensive contacts give him access to a world rarely seen by outsiders, allowing Mineral Explorers to tell the stories that surround these natural wonders.