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Mineral dealers in the D-H section include favorites like Dakota Matrix, e-Rocks, Kevin Ward of Exceptional Minerals, the Fine minerals of Hummingbird Minerals and Green Mountain Minerals. This page is updated every other month and features all of the advertising sponsors of The-Vug.com. Each dealer is verified by The-Vug.com as a quality dealer. Scroll down the page to see a sample of what each mineral dealer sells.

Dakota Matrix Minerals

Desert Winds Gems & Minerals

Edwards Minerals

Exceptional Minerals

Fine Mineral Bases

Globe Minerals

Green Mountain Minerals

Greenstone Fine Mineralia

Bob Griffis Minerals

Golden State Gems & Minerals

Hummingbird Minerals

 

Suggested Websites

 

Dakota Matrix

Updated daily to weekly for the collector, educator and researcher since 1996.
We specialize in Black Hills of South Dakota Minerals.
We upload 5 minerals a day in addition to our usual weekly updates and Auctions.

Featured Item: Gold

Location: Harvard mine, Jamestown, Tuolumne Co., California
Size: 2 x 2.5 x 3.5 cm – Miniature
Item #: 47781
Comments: Quartz showing abundant leaf Gold with the largest 5mm across. The Gold, as in all of these specimens, is amazingly bright and shiny.By the way these specimens are recently mined.

 


Desert Winds Gems and MineralsDesert Winds Gems and Minerals…Featuring a Wide Variety of Beautiful & Unique Gem & Mineral Specimens from around the World

Featured Item: Ruby var. Corundum on matrix

Location: Zazafotsy Quarry, Ambahatraso, Amboarohy, Ihosy Area,Horombe Region, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar
Size: 5.0 x 3.5 x 5.0 – Largest crystal in cm: 1.9
Item #: TUC0802
Comments: I was really excited about finding this exceptional specimen at the Tucson show. From a very recent mining, I was told not many were extracted. This perfect, gorgeous, doubly terminated, lustrous Ruby crystal sits on a matrix of Rhodolite Garnet, and Mica Phlogopite. You can see the variations in the different color zones of violet/purple/mauve hues throughout the crystal, giving this top shelf gem layers of pronounced beauty. Poised majestically on the matrix, this is one of my favorite acquisitions from the show, and the best of this species that I saw!

 


 

 

Edwards Minerals
I have been collecting since 1966 – starting at the ripe old age of six! I originally collected pyrites and Herkimer diamonds as I lived in Western New York until I was 13. Now, I collect old German and Italian specimens and rare faceted gemstones. You can see some pictures of my collection in my photo gallery. In addition to my collecting experience, I have a Graduate Gemologist degree from the GIA.My philosophy is simple. I endeavour to offer quality specimens in all price ranges. I try to keep my prices as reasonable as possible. My descriptions, locality information, and photos are as accurate as I can make them. And I value customer service – I will try to answer all inquiries as quickly as possible, whether about my offerings or about mineral collecting and gemmology in general.

Featured Item:  Spodumene on Quartz

Location: Mawi Pegmatite, Laghman Province, Afghanistan
Size: 9.3 x 7.8 x 6.1 cm
Item #: Afg009
Comments: Attractive specimen of transparent, light green spodumene crystals on quartz. The green color of the spodumene is natural – I have had this specimen for many years and the color has not faded. The spodumene crystals measure to 3.3 cm and are undamaged; one has a sharp chisel termination while the other has a more complex, slightly etched termination. Some bruising to the quartz crystals.


 
 

Exceptional MineralsWelcome to Exceptional Minerals! I actually have two websites – The Mineral Gallery and Exceptional Minerals, and both are devoted to finding and offering the finest mineral specimens available on the Internet. Having studied both Geology and Graphic Design in college, I find minerals scientifically fascinating as well as artistically beautiful and attempt to take the most accurate, detailed photographs possible to capture this natural beauty for all to see. Many of these photographs have been used in magazines and publications over the years and this is something I take great pride in.The updates at Exceptional Minerals are many and often! They are comprised of mineral rooms categorised according to their specific mineral show. Updates from the Tucson Mineral Show and Denver Mineral Show appear alongside updates from smaller shows or collections. I invite everyone to e-mail me at kward(at)themineralgallery.com and ask to be added to my e-mailing list for website updates. In the meantime, please visit the website and browse through the latest offerings of fine mineral specimens.You might find something for your own collection.

Featured Item: bi-colored Beryl (Aqua-Morganite)

Location: Skardu, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Size: 6.4 cm by 4.7 cm by 4.5 cm in total size.
Item #: MIN#Denver2017-11
Comments:Gorgeous and unusually rich example of bi-colored Beryl (Aqua-Morganite)!
A sharp, single crystal specimen of Beryl showing gemmy blue Aquamarine atop rich Morganite, which is a color pattern not often seen.This specimen, from a small find in early 2014, is a superb miniature. The blue zone is over 1 cm thick, and is no “thin line” of color from one angle as can sometimes happen. This is simply a bold and dramatic color! The pink body on this piece is especially rich. The crystal is nearly complete all around, with only some matrix contact irregularity on the back. The termination is a perfect hexagonal right out of a textbook. Stunningly beautiful!


 
 

Fine Mineral BasesUsing specially engineered foam, state of the art laser scanning, computer controlled milling and our unique pat. pending process, we can mirror the exact contours of your specimen within .0002 of an inch and cut that image in almost any size acrylic base you desire!Museum quality custom display bases for your minerals, fossils and collectibles. Incredible turn around time! You can have your custom base in about 2 weeks.
In some cases as quickly as 3 days!Your specimen never leaves your possession! Using our foam kits, we can create your base without ever having to handle your piece.The angle and display view of your specimen is completely up to you!Cornetite

No Shipping, No Insurance, No Risk! Our process eliminates any possible damage to your specimen from transporting and handling.Engraving is available to label your specimen. The engraving is cut into the base itself and is available in a variety of different colors!Custom support props are also available if needed.No more messy or unsightly glues! Specimens can be easily removed from the base for viewing or shipping.Legacy Data – Because we store your base electronically, we can replace lost or damaged bases with just a phone call!Affordable prices. Have your own custom made base made for as little as $99.99!



 

globemineralsWelcome to Globe Minerals. We have been selling quality mineral specimens online since 2003. We have shipped over 12,000 display specimens through our eBay store and are proud of our feedback rating of over 6,000, ALL positive! We know that mineral collecting is by its nature a “hands-on” hobby, and strive to offer the next-best experience by presenting our specimens using high-resolution photographs from multiple angles and accurate written descriptions. We hope to become your “go-to” website whenever you are hunting for the next specimen that is worthy of your valued collection. And we stand 100% behind our material; if for any reason you are unhappy with your purchase, you may return any item within two weeks of receipt and the purchase price will be fully refunded to you, no questions asked.Our motto at Globe Minerals is “Quality Minerals at Fair Prices”. Please let us help you in your search for that next special piece!

Featured Item: Azurite

Location: Milpillas Mine, Sonora, Mexico
Size: 3.9 x 3.3 x 2.5 cm
Weight: 6.0 oz
Item No#:  ROAZ408
Comments: A brilliant specimen from the new find of Azurite in northern Mexico. This is a very high-quality specimen that features numerous highly lustrous Azurite crystals arranged into the gracefully balanced formation pictured. In excellent condition.


 
 

Green Mountain MineralsGreen Mountain Minerals wishes to provide you with the world’s finest gems and mineral specimens. We take pride in doing ethical business with some of the world’s best mines, mineral finders and collectors. We believe form our clear ethics come the most beautiful specimens.


 
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Greenstone Fine Mineralia Greenstone Fine Mineralia specializes in unique and unusual mineral specimens for home and office decor. They are also the creators of the Greenstone Lighted Display cases which are the finest shelf-top display cases available. Made of glass and solid mahogany, their lighted display cases are designed to resemble turn-of-the-century museum displays, and built to last a lifetime.

Featured Item: Perfect Double-Terminated Aquamarine & Albite

Location: Shigar Valley, Pakistan
Size: 5.4 x 6.7 x 4.2cm
Weight: 106g
Item #: DCO17-AQUALB
Comments: This specimen represents the rarest of aquamarine combos from Pakistan. Here we have an absolutely perfect, double-terminated, damage-free, unrepaired, blue aquamarine crystal that is 6.7cm long and 2cm wide. The luster and clarity is that of glass, and the color is as perfect as it gets for Pakistani aquamarine! The photos really don’t do this piece justice, and in person this is a major “Wow!” specimen. Both ends of the aquamarine are terminated, and the color is just breathtaking!

This represents a fraction of the top 1% of aquamarine specimens that come from Shigar Valley, and in a good year of mining only a handful of specimens of this quality are found. In some years they don’t find anything this good. The size, color, condition and aesthetics make this an absolue top collector-grade specimen. It comes with a custom black acrylic Sunnywood base, however, the specimen will stand up on its own without the base as well.

 


 
 

Bob Griffis MineralsBob Griffis Minerals, owned by Bob and Sarah Griffis, has been in the business of buying and selling mineral specimens since 1978. We specialise in minerals of the southwestern USA, as well as unusual worldwide localities. We have stopped selling at shows and have focused our efforts on regularly posting minerals from our extensive inventory onto our fully search-able website. Our goal is to develop and keep long term customers who want to come back and purchase from us. We are always open to offers on specimens and will do everything possible to make sure you are satisfied. Over the years we have handled several large collections, including consignments from universities and estates. If you have a collection you would like to sell or consign, please contact us. We also offer full appraisal services for your mineral collection, including appraisals for insurance (replacement cost) and for donations (IRS fair market value), and are glad to provide an opinion before you pay anything. Please contact us to appraise all or part of your mineral collection.

Featured Item: Calcite (pseudo Ulexite) with Ulexite

Location: U.S. Borax Mine, Kramer Borate deposit, Boron, Kramer District, Kern Co., California, USA
Size: 32 x 25 x 20 mm overall
Item#:  MMH-20
Comments: A lustrous, blocky crystal of yellow Calcite, with pronounced striations and tiny acicular features on its surface, has grown atop, engulfed and is replacing fibrous white Ulexite. This is an excellent and rare example of partial replacement of Ulexite by Calcite from Boron.


 
 

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Golden State Gem & Mineral is a California based company which was started in 2014 through a love for gems and minerals. The founder Richard Vogl, with a background as a Geologist, has always enjoyed collecting gems and minerals. He started collecting fine mineral in the early 80s with his first serious collecting of Fluorite at the historic Felix Mine in Azusa, California and Tourmaline in Pala, California. He traded his first flat of Felix Mine Fluorite for five Benitoite thumbnails and the rest was history. Golden State Gem & Mineral once started as just a dream, but has since become a reality and finally we can share our love for gems and minerals with everyone. Most recently Richard has taken up faceting gemstones and is an accomplished gem artist, in addition to becoming a Certified Gemologist. We are a global gem and mineral dealer which offers a wide variety of fine mineral specimens and gemstones with a passionate love for fine tourmaline specimens and other pegmatite gem minerals. We also offer a wide variety of gemstones including rare faceted gemstones including Benitoite and Red Beryl. We sell at major shows such as The Tucson Gem and Mineral show, The Denver Gem and Mineral Show, and The West Coast Gem & Mineral Show, along with the internet.

Featured Item: Beryl Variety Emerald


Location: Muzo Columbia
Size: Overall piece measure 4.3 x 3.6 x 3.7 cm
Comments: Beautiful bright green larger emerald crystal with smaller crystal on limestone, calcite and minor pyrite matrix. The large terminated crystal measures 2.8 cm long by 1.23 cm wide.


 
 

Hummingbird MineralsMy name is Jim Brown. I began Hummingbird Minerals about six years ago, while still working in the Medical Device Industry, as a Quality specialist and leader. I retired in the spring of 2009 from industry and started focusing full time on my business of selling fine mineral, rock and crystal specimens. I am a one person shop, at present, and thus do everything needed, such as sourcing specimens, doing the photography, Internet site management and shipping. It is a lot of work, but I enjoy the business immensely and it keeps me mentally active.James Brown, Hummingbird MineralsI built the business around my preference for mostly cabinet size specimens with nice aesthetics or eye appeal. I have been told many times that I have a good eye for finding such specimens. I was not that interested in selling at Shows and decided to focus on Internet selling. However, I realized, from my own experience, that buying a specimen over the Internet could often be disappointing due to the varied quality of mineral photography.Therefore, I decided to build a site with the highest quality photos I could achieve, with larger formats (file sizes), such that the images would be as close to actually seeing the specimen first hand, as possible. Of course, I did not achieve this goal as well as I wanted in the beginning, but I have continued to learn and improve each year, and have received many positive comments on the site’s photos. I currently use a Canon Rebel XTi 12 MP camera with a Canon Macro Lens EF-S 60mm.
Hummingbird Minerals currently has eleven (11) galleries of mixed fine mineral specimens from around the world. In addition, there is a gallery of Rhodocrosite specimens. I try to publish an update at least twice per month. I recently acquired a fine collection from Jorge Diaz Asenjo of Oviedo, Spain, and will be offering specimens from his collection over the coming months. Prices on the site mostly range from $50 to $1,000, but there are some specimens offered with much higher values and prices. I try to keep my margins reasonable, thus discounts are not easily offered. However, for repeat/trusted Customers, I am open to very flexible payment options. I welcome comments and suggestions regarding content and quality of the Hummingbird Minerals site. I can be contacted at hummingbirdminerals(at)hotmail.com or, by phone, at 845 986 7088. 

 

Featured Item: Wulfenite Crystals on Calcite

Location: Aurora Mine, Cuchillo Parado, Chihuahua, Mexico
Size: 9.8 x 6.5 x 5.7 cm
Item#:  F6210
Comments: A rare, old-time specimen from the well-known but small Aurora mine. Striking, lustrous, rust-red, bi-pyramidal Wulfenite crystals to 1.3 cm aesthetically populate a matrix of white Calcite crystals. To me, the most striking feature is the almost metallic luster of the Wulfies, unusual and eye-catching. This is older material, and is seldom available now.


Other Websites of Interest

Delta One Lapidary Supplies

We can supply your lapidary equipment, lapidary tools, rock hounding tools, and jewelry tools and equipment needs.

Devonian Depot

Who is this phantom collector you wonder? Well please allow me to introduce myself, I’m a graduate of geosciences from Princeton university and I’ve been a collector of fossils and minerals since I was a kid. My specialty in my studies is mass extinctions.I tend to focus on specific fossils as I come into them in my travels. For example; my senior thesis was on Moroccan Devonian environments, and so I suddenly have a massive Moroccan Devonian Trilobite collection. Or another time I interned in Colorado, and eventually ended up with a collection of Colorado minerals and fossils. Anyway, fossil and mineral collecting is my hobby, and this site is here to share some of the more interesting pieces with people who are interested in seeing them.

Earth’s Treasures

Earth’s Treasures was formed in 1985 by Rick Kennedy while he was a geology student at U.C. Santa Cruz. Originally mostly a field collector with an interest in minerals from the western United States, as the business has expanded, he has specialized in fine minerals and rare gemstones while keeping an affinity for classic localities including his favorite: The Benitoite Gem Mine.Another aspect of Earth’s Treasures business is specimen preparation and evaluation, especially of material from the Benitoite Gem Mine. Samples of our work will are here and most, if not all of the Gem Mine specimens you will see for sale on this site were prepared by Earth’s Treasures.

Rick displays his “Rough and Cut” mineral and rare gem display at shows in the west and has given numerous programs to clubs and at shows on a variety of topics.

Earthquest Minerals

Fine specimens for serious collectors, beginning collectors, museums and decorators.

Element Displays

We offer a range of visual displays, educational installations and boxed collections featuring real samples of the elements in the periodic table.

Erongo Minerals Namibia

Gemstones and Mineral specimens from Namibia. We are miners and dealers – direct from the source.

Estwing Geological Tools

Since 1923, the Estwing family and its employees have taken pride in designing and manufacturing the world’s most durable, comfortable and attractive striking and struck tools. All claw hammers, axes, specialty tools and pry bars are manufactured to the highest possible standards and offer a true value to both tradesmen and craftsmen alike.

El Paso Rock Shop, Inc.

Hello and welcome to our website. These are our best selling items in the Rough, Minerals, Tumbled, Cut & Polished stones. If you have any questions on these or any other products give us a call.

Gunner Faerber Minerals

A German mineral dealer who specializes in rare and systemic minerals.

Fetpak, Inc.

Online Ordering and FREE Delivery of Displays, Bags, Boxes, Packaging, and Shipping Supplies.

Fine Minerals International

Fine world-wide minerals.

Fluorescent Mineral Museum

An eclectic mix of Stuart Schneider’s work, books, photography, and other pleasures, including several pages of pictures of Fluorescent minerals on display and for sale!

Fluorescents.com

We sell ultraviolet display lamps and fluorescent minerals

C & C Forrester

We have returned after a several year hiatus with a new website that will offer you more classic specimens at affordable prices. These fine collectibles are from the most famous worldwide localities. Take some time to wander through our Galleries & see if one or more of these treasures could belong in your collection.

Galena Rock Shop

Mike and Sally Bergmann welcome you! A visit to Galena is not complete until you’ve visited the Galena Rock Shop! You will find many unique and distinctive items for sale including Mineral Specimens from around the world, Fossil Specimens that will certainly make you stop and think, Handmade Jewelry that will make you drool, an extensive Mining Artifacts collection, and Distinctive Gifts sure to make anyone feel special!

Gary’s Gem Garden

Our varied inventory includes rocks, minerals and their crystals, fluorescent minerals, fossils, shells and gemstones cut into cabochons, faceted, and beads of many shapes. We have a rock shop in Cherry Hill NJ, stop in and take a look!

Gem Center USA Inc.

Welcome to Gem Center USA on the World Wide Web! We are the leading distributor of quality Geodes, and semi-precious stones from various parts of Central and South America. We sell many different types of minerals and dozens of gemstones. Our product line includes the following: Coconut Geodes, Cabochons, Beads, Spheres, Pyramids, Jewelry, Bookends, Arrowheads, Mineral Specimens, Rough Materials, Fire Agate, Jewelry, Carvings and Geode Potpourri Cookers.

Gem India Corporation

Precious and semi-precious cut stones, various beads strings, nuggets, chips, briollite, silver/fashion/costume jewelry, metaphysical supply, wands, chakras, gem and jewelry tools, tumbled baroques, spheres, eggs, bowls, pyramids, massage stick, velvet pouches, plastic pouches for gems, cutting materials, minerals specimens.

The Gem Shop

Dedicated to revealing the beauty of the mineral world! Fine selection of Agates!

Geode Gallery

Do you like GEODES? Well, then scoot on over to the GEODE GALLERY! Lots of Geodes, opened and closed! Plus a selection of Mineral Specimens.

Geoprime Minerals


* Educational community by providing quality educational rocks and minerals as well as geo-instructional materials and information to educators, students, schools, and scientists.

* Mineral collecting community by providing fine mineral specimens and recovered items of natural history to individuals and museums.

* Mineral extraction industry through on site recovery, preservation and educational allocation of extended non-ore assets.

Geosol Imports

Welcome to the best selection of amethyst and citrine cathedral geodes on the web! I personally travel to Brazil four times per year and buy only high-quality cathedral geodes. Each amethyst or citrine geode is hand-picked and shipped directly to my port of entry, eliminating any more markup by middlemen. My goal is to make these wondrous gifts of nature affordable for your home or office. You are buying at wholesale prices! Please be familiar with my personal grading system for amethyst geodes and beware of paying high prices for an inferior geode with low-grade features!

Great South Gems and Minerals

Gems, minerals, oxalic acid and so forth.

HerkimerCrystalsOnline.com

Each of the Herkimer Diamonds featured on this site are in their natural gem form and were mined in central New York state (unless otherwise noted). Picture descriptions of the gem stones throughout the site will include specific information about the quartz crystals for sale as well as general information. All Herkimer Diamonds shown are the quartz crystals you are purchasing.

Heaven And Earth Jewelry

Your source for Jewelry, Crystals, and Gems; including Moldavite and other unusual, high quality and high energy metaphysical products for spiritual growth!On this website we have hundreds of items. Go to the categories on the left to see some of what we offer.

High Desert Gems & Minerals

High Desert Gems & Minerals is a gemstone mining company that supply the gemstone and jewelry world with 100% natural American gemstones. We own mines in Oregon, Nevada, and California, including the famous Himalaya Tourmaline Mine in San Diego County and Spectrum Sunstone Mines near Plush, OR. Our other gemstone mines include variscite, turquoise, opal, blue chalcedony, lavender chalcedony, purple chalcedony, smoky quartz and amethyst scepters, fire agate, California jade, and gold.

Hoff’s Rock Shop

It all began in 1952, when my grandfather Vaner Tangborn opened Tangborns’ Rock Shop, eight miles south of Bemidji, Minnesota on Highway 71. His was an immense, one-man operation that he ran until 1991, shortly before his death at age 96. He traded, sold, collected, and sometimes gave away amazing amounts of rocks, crystals, and gems. He tumbled, polished, and sawed rocks, and made them into jewelry. He made over 1500 rock tables and shipped them all over the world. Some of his interests were geology, science, Einstein’s theories, the age and origins of the universe, and the geologic forces that brought his rocks and fossils into existence. He was a patient teacher to young children, helping them with their rock collections and teaching them to use lapidary equipment. Thousands of people passed through his shop. He also found time to perform music, serve on local boards, and maintained a lifelong interest in politics.