Throughout the last two decades, Tom Kapitany has lived a truly fascinating and adventurous life, travelling throughout the continents of Asia, Europe, North America and South America extensively. Journeying in the pursuit of collecting rare and fascinating items owing to his love of Natural History, he spent a great deal of time in the nations of Pakistan and India. Tom learnt a great many things as a world traveller, the most notable skill being the foundational knowledge of many languages including: German, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Bahase and French.
During his many adventures, Tom enjoys veering “off the beaten track”. His natural sense of adventure has gifted him invaluable experiences such as visiting the Karakoram Mountains of Pakistan, entering the Giant Crystal Cave within Mexico’s Naica, exploring the beautiful jungles of North Vietnam as well as traversing the underground mines of Antimony, China… a place so rarely visited that even the Chinese guide had trouble understanding the language!
Without Tom’s sheer dedication to his field, causing him to not only visit his various mining projects here in Australia, but hunt for signs of dinosaurs in the North Dakota badlands, search for meteorite in Arizona and explore the amethyst mines of Rio Grande de Sul in Brazil, Crystal World couldn’t have possibly become the impressive exhibition that it is today.