Longtime mineral collector and dealer Evan Jones lives in Scottsdale, Arizona. He is the son of Bob Jones, well-known author of numerous articles about mineral collecting and mineral museums. Evan started collecting minerals at age 9, and with his father visited museums, attended mineral shows, went on collecting trips, and visited numerous mineral dealers.
A graduate of the geology program at ASU in Tempe, Arizona, Evan has been a full-time mineral dealer since 1986 and is currently co-owner of the fine mineral dealership Unique Minerals, Inc. His collection of Arizona minerals is considered one of the finest in the world. Evan has attended every Tucson Gem & Mineral Show since 1981 and has won several prestigious awards, including Walt Lidstrom, Miguel Romero and Dick Bideaux trophies. He helped organize the "Arizona Mineral Treasures" Arizona Centennial exhibition at the 2012 Tucson Gem & Mineral Show, organized the recent supplement to the Mineralogical Record magazine "Mineral Collections in Arizona", and is a founding member of the Arizona Mineral Minions group.
Evan has written articles for Mineralogical Record, LAPIS and Mineralien-Welt magazines and given talks around the country on Arizona and Mexican minerals, mines, mining, and history.
Evan has been on the Board since 2013.