P.O. Box 159, Brighton, Ontario K0K 1H0, Canada.  

Phone: (613)475-9552        Email: simkev@sympatico.ca


pulchritudo in parvitas


Maureen Campeau 
 Photo taken by Quintin Wight at Paul Desautels Symposium sponsored by the Baltimore Mineral Society

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Rodney Lee


In 1979,  Rod Lee at that time a professor of Economics - started to sell micromounts via mail order to raise sufficient money to buy a stereo zoom scope.   He succeeded.   The business grew, and he  still uses that old scope.   He really fell in love with microminerals.   Such beauty in such a small package.   Still, as micromounters, you know the feeling. 


 Our logo - pulchritudo in parvitas - beauty in smallness - sums up micromounting.

Maureen graduated from Durham College of Applied Arts and Technology in 1996 with Honors after completing the Three Year Business Administration Program in Accounting.  Maureen joined Simkev in 2000 and took over  all the accounting and myriad other office duties which go along with any business.  It is Maureen who answers all the emails, invoicing, preparing and posting  orders and making sure the Financial Statements are prepared on a timely bases.  Let us not forget the dreaded Income Tax filing.

Recently, Maureen started doing some traveling for Simkev and in October 2010 returned from the United States with many, many prepared micromounts from August Dietz Minerals as well as some superb specimens from Patrick E. Haynes.  All of this material will start to appear early in 2011.  This part of the business has proved to be quite exciting to Maureen and she will make her first buying expedition to Tucson, Arizona in 2011.

We have and always will concentrate on acquiring the best quality and variety of minerals available worldwide.  Simkev has supplied more than 100,000 micromounts to collectors and museums around the globe. Our reputation is based on constantly providing top quality material at reasonable prices — as we have said in our letterhead and advertising over the years — 'fine microminerals for the discriminating collector'.
Now that we are on the Web, our emphasis on quality, variety and value for money will not change.


APPRAISAL SERVICES: We can offer prompt, reliable appraisal services. Our evaluations are accepted by major museums AND THE IRS! Please contact us for further information.

BUYING MINERALS & COLLECTIONS: We are always looking for good quality, authenticated micro material and collections. If you have any to sell, do not hesitate to contact us.

ARTICLES & SUBMISSIONS:  Articles of interest to micromounters are always welcome. If you would like to contribute to the site, write to us giving a brief outline of your topic, number of images etc.

We hope you enjoy our website and return to it often.


Rodney V. Lee                              Maureen Campeau   


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