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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.

 

Magma Minerals

Marin Mineral Co.

McDougall Minerals

MCh Minerals

MinEmeralds

Mineral Classics

Mineralman.com

Mineral One

Miner’s Gallery

Minerals Bulgaria

Mintreasure.com

M & W Minerals

Mystical Earth Gallery

 

Suggested Websites

 

magma minerals


Featured Item:
Malachite



Location:  Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Mun. de Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico
Size: 8×5.5cm
Item#: 1560


 

Marin Mineral Company

Marin Mineral Company is strictly an Internet rock shop catering to intermediate to advanced mineral collectors. I strive to offer high quality, aesthetic minerals of a wide range of species from a wide range of locations. I don’t have tens or hundreds of any particular mineral but the few I have usually have been “high-graded” from a large lot. I have been collecting minerals for as long as I can remember and have a true love for minerals and mineral collecting. I hope through this website I can pass on some of my enthusiasm for the hobby to others. I regularly attend mineral shows and meet with other dealers, so if you have any special requests please let me know. I’ll find what you need and help you put together a great collection! The web site features more than sixty pages of fine mineral specimens from around the world. Don’t forget to bookmark this site and check back often, I update the site frequently! 

Featured Item: Tourmaline on Quartz

Location: Cruziero Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: miniature – 5 x 4.7 x 1.4 cm
Item #: C162
Comments: Aesthetic gemmy green Tourmaline crystal attached to a transparent Quartz crystal. There is chipping on a termination edge of the Tourmaline, otherwise perfect.Stunningly beautiful specimen. Mounted on a Lucite base.


 
 

McDougall Minerals

McDougall Minerals sells high-quality mineral specimens from all over the world at fair prices to collectors of all levels, from beginners to connoisseurs. The website includes news about recent finds and shows, learning resources, articles and photographs, and adventures to mineral localities.I have been deeply involved in the world of minerals and mining for the last 25 years, having acquired and dealt in thousands of mineral specimens (many acquired directly from the source and also personally collected). When it comes to mineral specimens themselves, I care most about three things: quality, aesthetics and the interesting-unusual.My prior career included 18 years with a top Canadian firm, where excellent, professional, responsive client service and client relationships were fundamental to our success, and I am happy to bring this same approach to McDougall Minerals. The goal of McDougall Minerals – what makes me tick these days – is to bring you the best I can in mineral specimens from all over the world, to help you enjoy the world of minerals and build the collection you want to build. I hope you will find our website interesting and fun to read – and hopefully you will find mineral specimens for your collection.

Featured Item: Elbaite Tourmaline, Albite

Location: Stak Nala, Gilgit-Skardu Road, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Size: 6.8 x 5.8 x 3.8 cm
Item #: 102078
Comments: This beautiful cabinet specimen features four elbaite crystals on albite. The elbaite crystals are sharp and lustrous, with good colour-zoning. The terminations are particularly nice on these crystals, with three bright, glassy, transparent faces (through which you can see some pink colouring) and three frosted faces. An interesting note, these crystals look great under ultraviolet light – presumably due to microscopic inclusions. In excellent condition – I see only one very tiny chip at the outside edge of the large crystal (you have to look for it) and that’s it – amazing quality. This piece is ex Cal Graeber – a great Stak Nala tourmaline.


 
 

MCh Minerals

MChMinerals is a mineral shop run by geologists with over 20 years of experience in mineral collecting. We offer nice mineral specimens in all quality ranges and for all kind of collectors, from novices to the most demanding collectors. We are specialists in mineral specimens coming directly from the world-famous Panasqueira mines in Portugal. We offer good quality at very reasonable prices. Please, feel free for any question or request. 

Featured Item: Rhodochrosite with Pyrite and Quartz

Location: Sweet Home Mine, Alma District, Park County, Colorado, USA
Size: 5.5 cm x 4 cm – Cluster size: 3 cm x 2.8 cm
Item #: AB11
Comments: Great Rhodochrosite specimen from the world famous Sweet Home mine in Colorado, closed definitely in 2004. This specimen is formed by two very defined and well formed rhombohedral crystals of Rhodochrosite with a deep red color. The Rhodochrosites stand out and contrast strongly from the matrix formed by Pyrite, Tetrahedrite, Chalcopyrite and Quartz. In very good condition. A very fine Sweet Home mine Rhodochrosite specimen.

 

 


 

Minemeralds was born from two generations of Colombian miners and traders, we are currently providing the best Colombian emeralds and other fine minerals to collectors and internationally recognized dealers. Our biggest concern is the satisfaction of our customers who will benefit from our advice, quality, and guarantee.
You’re welcome to join the Minemeralds’ club of friends to know the best specimens of Colombian emeralds and other fine minerals from around the world.

Featured Item: Euclase with Pyrite
Location: Gachalá, Eastern Emerald Belt, Cundinamarca, Colombia.
Size: Size: 38 x 32 x 40 mm — Featured Crystal: 19 x 8 mm
Item #:76A
Comments: The Colombian euclases always amaze, especially this specimen because we are in front of a very rare euclase on matrix with pyrite inclusions. The specimen is very aesthetical and the euclase crystal is very transparent with an intense blue color characteristic of Gachalá deposit. This color contrast nicely with the calcite’s white where the euclase is arranged. Due to its rareness and beauty, this is a must-have mineral specimen for a collection of unique pieces.

 

 


 
Miner's Gallery
Home of fine minerals, rock specimens, colored gems, crystals, minerals and metals from around the world
Featured Item: Unique Youngite Specimen

Location: found near Guernsey, Wyoming in limestone rocks
Weight: 3 Lb 8.3 Oz
Comments: Unique Youngite Specimen found near Guernsey, Wyoming in limestone rocks. Has druzy vugs with Botryoidal areas. Youngite which is a variety of Agatized Limestone or Brecciated Jasper with Druzy Quartz and Chalcedony coating. This material fluoresces Lime Green under Short Wave Light. Weighs about 3 Lb 8.3 Oz. I say unique but could say rare as one always sees this material with a lot of brown jasper inside. Below the penny on the last picture a small chip has been removed to show the jasper underneath. Please search the net. Also the specimen shows 2 see through open area vugs.


 
 

Mineral Classics
“Mineral Classics”, established in 1970, and located near Black Hawk, Colorado, is a leading company dedicated to supplying excellent quality mineral specimens to collectors, museums and anyone interested in the science and hobby of mineralogy. The company founder, Richard A. Kosnar, is a world renowned mineral collector and dealer. In 1993, a new mineral species, KOSNARITE, from Mt. Mica, Auburn, Maine was named in his honor for his contribution to the mineralogical community. He is extremely proud to have a pegmatite species, Potassium Zirconium Phosphate, from Maine bearing his name. (Ref: American Mineralogist, Vol. 78, No. 5 & 6, pgs. 653-656, May/June 1993). Kosnar is listed in The International Directory of Distinguished Leadership published by the American Biographical Institute, 1992. Today “Mineral Classics” is run by the second generation of Kosnars, Richard’s sons Brian and Brett. They are continuing the tradition of providing world class mineral specimens to collectors online, at gem & mineral shows, and with weekly auctions on eBay.
Shop with me on eBay

There are always lots of “clearance” items posted!

 

Featured Item: Fluorite with Galena inclusions

Location: Chebka sidi Said, Midelt, Khenifra Province, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco 
Size:
7.2 x 5.6 x 3.1 cm (small cabinet) – Largest Crystal: 1.1 cm
Item #:
TUC31719
Comments:
A rarity for Fluorite, especially from Morocco. This piece hosts dozens of sharp, well-formed, gemmy, golden cubic Fluorite crystals which measure up to 1.1 cm, but the most interesting aspect of the piece is that the Fluorites are included with small silvery crystals of Galena sitting on Quartz matrix. There are also some Galena crystals ON the Fluorites, so they obviously formed in tandem, but the fact that you can distinctly see actual Galena crystals inside of Fluorite is rare in my experience. I can remember seeing Galena and Fluorite combos from the English lead mines, but not quite in the same style as this piece. If you collect Fluorites, this is a unique novelty that would be worth adding to your collection.

 



 

Mineralman.com
Ebay’s Premier Seller, Mineralman999 is finally on the web!
Mineralman.com features exciting specimens from worldwide locales, old collections, rare species, unique and historic locales, gem crystals, classics, and more! In addition to our fine selection of minerals, we have a comprehensive photographic encyclopedia of mineral specimens, consisting of all the specimens we have sold over the years!

Shop with me on eBay All our auctions start at only $1.00!

 

Featured Item: Pezzottaite

Location: Sakavalana mine, Ambatovita, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar
Size: 3.44cm x 3.06cm x 1.85cm
Comments: A terrific example of this rare species from Madagascar!!! Nearly all pezzottaite specimens are seen as single crystals, with matrix specimens being extremely rare by comparison!!! This specimen hosts a rich group of deep magenta pink pezzottaite crystals on matrix!!! The crystals range in size up to 1cm with sharply defined faces, marked luster and significant translucence as well!!! This specimen is in terrific condition and displays magnficently in person!!! This specimen retains a previous dealer label with a signature from Federico Pezzotta, for whom the species is named!!! The pics hardly do it justice!!! Must be seen in person to be fully appreciated!!!


 
 

Mineral One
For over 25 years we have been looking for, collecting, and selling mineral samples from around the world. We decided to start a new project: mainly from our direct field research. We specialize in the latest find minerals, and new locations. So we ask for patience in regards finding new minerals, it takes time.
Other samples, arising from collections acquired by us. The experience of our collectors and researchers ensure reliability and professionalism for all our customers. We believe That each sample has its own collector predestined. It’s just a matter of time That the two meet.
On our website the, we will propose minerals of all kinds, from the aesthetic, systematic, rare, and even ancient. Putting the overall quality and genuineness of the sample as a first condition. We are based in northern Italy, with a very precise organization. We hope you found on our website, what your collection is still missing.

                                                                Featured Item: Cerussite

Location: Nakhlak Mine, Anarak District, Nain County, Esfahan Province, Iran
Size: 5 × 4.5 × 2.5 cm
Item #:  IRC1707
Comments: The latest mineralogical novel from Iran. Cerusite of light bronze color, with shades of dark orange. Optimally crystallized, it has a metallic brilliance. Its crystallization is robust and dense, very beautiful to look at. The reason for its color is still being studied, but it seems to include iron oxides or other minerals. This mine is truly amazing for the various types of cerusitis it has produced. Origin: locals seekers / Finding: spring 2017 / Tunnel vein 24.


 
 

minerals-bulgaria

We are dealers of Bulgarian minerals which have been personally and carefully selected from the central southern area of the country, the Rhodope Mountains. We live in the United Kingdom, based in London. We look for and collect mineral samples with have interesting crystalline features on a macro and micro scale. The minerals from this area show exquisite details in their detailed crystalline features.
Featured Item: Pyrite, Quartz

Location: 9th September (Deveti Septemvri) mine, Madan ore field, Rhodope Mts, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria
Size: 47 x 40 x 23 mm
Item #: 1217088
Comments: –


 
 

mintreasure-bannerMintreasure.com
Welcome to Mintreasure.com, the online-shop for minerals! We offer a wide range of minerals: from rarest systematics to high-quality mineral specimens from around the world! Find out more about us or browse directly to new offers – http://bit.ly/mintreasure 
Featured Item: Aquamarine

Location:  Medina, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size:  4,5 x 2,2 x 1,9 cm
Item #: csgaqua2
Comments: A complex formed, gemmy crystal group with beautiful color. Very esthetic.

 


 
 

M&W Minerals

Fine mineral specimens. Specializing in minerals from North and South America, rare species, native Copper specimens, Tourmaline, Beryl and Topaz specimens.
Featured Item: Tourmaline


Location:  Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California
Size: 3.7 x 1.2 x 1.2 cm
Item #: 4664
Comments: A gemmy, bicolor Tourmaline from the famous Himalaya Mine. The colors are a light, bubble gum pink and a light olive green. When viewed from the bottom of the crystal, the green area can be seen as reverse watermelon with a rind of pink encasing the green interior. Very gemmy but not quite facet grade except for small stones; still much more gemmy than is usually seen from the location. The termination is interesting with a central, triangular face. Note on the colors in the pictures: because of the clarity of the crystal, the colors look much darker with a darker background. If displayed in a case, the colors would be like the pictures with the white background. Also, the iron staining on the clay encrustions is white in person – for some reason the minor iron staining in these come out much stronger in the photos.


 

We take great pride in offering high-quality crystal, mineral and fossil specimens,
ranging from small geological samples to fine and museum-grade; priced anywhere
from $5.00 and up. We also carry fine crystal, mineral and fossil jewelry – find the
perfect gift for yourself or that special someone. We personally curate our collection and
buy only based on quality, uniqueness, beauty and social responsibility. We have spent
many years cultivating personal relationships with miners and vendors in order to bring
you QUALITY crystals and minerals.

Featured Item: Pink Tourmaline

Location: Himalaya Mine, San Diego County, California

Size: 28.6mm (L) x 18.1 mm (W) x 16.7mm (H) – (approx.) – 18.4 grams
Item #: T-007
Comments: – Translucent pink tourmaline with slight green hue on tips from famous Himalaya Mine in California. Please note that the two end views are slightly darker than shows in the pictures.


Other Websites of Interest
Mama’s Minerals

Discover planetary magic and unusual gift ideas. Mama’s Minerals has rocks, gems, minerals, geodes, quartz crystals and more. Or use your creativity to turn rough rock and found treasures into beautiful decorative items with our rock tumblers and rock polishers, bead supplies, lapidary equipment, and jewelry making tools. Enjoy the mysteries of heaven and earth. Are you a rock hound, mineral or fossil collector, meteorite enthusiast, or metaphysician? Browse our catalog for timeless examples of Mother Nature’s handiwork: meteorites and tektites, crystal gemstones, fossils and petrified wood, sharks teeth and trilobites, igneous, metamorphic, sedimentary rocks. trike it rich…with our gold prospecting equipment, metal detectors, picks & hammers, and other tools. Expand your horizons. Visit the Learn More section for in-depth articles, rock and gem clubs, and helpful links.


Many Facets

The best stocked and lowest priced rock shop in New York’s Capital District. Incorporated 1979. Open to the public since 1986. Business is up for sale and everything is 50% off! Great deals!


Marco Macchieraldo

My name is Marco Macchieraldo, I’m an Italian mineral collector and live in Torino, a big town in the north of Italy near the Alps mountains. I was born in 1959 and collect minerals since 1985. I’m member of the Associazione Piemontese di Mineralogia e Paleontologia (A.P.M.P.). I created this site to show some of the best specimens from my private collection, to public my trade lists of minerals with photographs and to exchange experiences with other collectors.


Matrix India

We are one of India’s oldest mineral dealers, our roots go back to 1953. At that time, we were one of the few dealers in India exporting zeolites. We have been mining since 1970, and in 1977 we mined the famous ‘Poona green apophyllite’ from our own quarry at the ‘Pashan Hill’ in Pune, India.
We have progressively mined green apophyllite, scolecite and cavansite from our own sites in Maharashtra, India and hence, we have access to the top grade, the medium and the low grade of these minerals.
Today we are a major mineral company exporting zeolites from the Deccan Traps, and various minerals from India to all corners of the world.
We attend the Tucson and the Munich Show every year.


Mat’s Minerals

As a German mineralogist I spent over 12 years (from 1988 to 2000) in Mexico, where I worked as a geologist in precious metal exploration. Currently I am living in Germany, however I travel to Mexico several times per year, sometimes because I perform a short working contract, but my principal interest is the search of mineral specimens.
Most of the minerals I offer have been purchased directly from the mine personnel, but from time to time I also have the possibility to collect minerals by myself. Although there exist uncountable possibilities to collect minerals in the field or in abandoned mining districts, over 80% of the top quality mineral specimens from Mexico are recovered from active mines. Unfortunately many mines have closed or have reduced their production in the last few years due to extremely low metal prices in the world market, consequently it is getting more and more difficult to find this high quality. Nevertheless I will continue with my efforts in exploring Mexico for the finest mineral specimens. You will find major updates after each Mexico trip and generally the new top specimens appear first on this web page, before I offer them for sale in the mineral shows. I hope you enjoy my mineral galleries.


Luiz Menezes Brazilian Minerals

Visit our website related to Brazilian minerals and gemstones. We have articles on mineral collecting and metaphysical stones. We are also a Brazilian based mineral store – you can find us in mineral shows worldwide.


The MeteoriteMan

Here you will find meteorites and meteorite products for sale, also photos of meteorites from the personal collection of Robert Haag – master collector of space gems on this planet


Meteorites Plus

We carry a variety of Unclassified Stone Chondrites, some of the more well known affordable Classified Stone Chondrites, plus a selection of Iron Meteorites, such as Gibeon’s from Africa, Canyon Diablo’s from Arizona, Campo Del Cielo’s from Argentina, Sikhote Alin’s from Russia and Nantan’s from china.


Mine Direct

Intimate Gems is proud to be at the center of a revival of mineral exploration in South Asia and we have created this site to help promote and provide mine direct rough and mineral specimens from Afghanistan and Pakistan to dealers and volume purchasers around the globe. We are centered in New York and primarily deal over the net and via mail order. Presently, we have offices in Namak Mandi Peshawar, Pakistan and Gujranwala, Pakistan.


The Mineral Cabinet

Bill Butkowski started “The Mineral Cabinet” business in 1966, selling specimens at “The Pond”, at Franklin New Jersey. Specialties include clean aesthetic specimens in all price ranges. Sizes include thumb nails to cabinet sized specimens. Minerals specimens are usually selected for my website with exhibition purposes in mind.


Mineral Design Shop

Selling fine and aesthetic minerals from all around the world, specialising in minerals from Namibia: wide choice and very attractive prices.


The Mineral Gallery

Offering a large assortment of top quality mineral, crystal, and rock specimens in all sizes. We also feature a very popular bi-weekly rock and mineral auction. Cabinet sized mineral specimens are our speciality and offers are always welcome! Come on in and browse the rooms and enjoy the beautiful mineral photographs. Layaway instalment plans are also available for larger or multiple purchases! For museum quality minerals, visit our other website at Exceptional Minerals.
See a specimen you like in one of our mineral rooms? Make an offer! All offers will be considered and a reply or counteroffer will follow shortly!


Mineral Identification Tools by Mineralab

We offer a unique selection of affordable and easy-to-use tools for making your own mineral and gem identifications.


Mineral Rock Mine

We have been in business since 1985. We are located in Waretown N.J. We only do sales from our website. We do not have a store ourselves, but some of our affiliates do. We try to bring an updated, well priced, easy to buy, and easy to sell, website for you to enjoy. Some of the best stones and fossils available from around the world will be on our site. We will also try to provide the best pictures and descriptions possible. We will be adding new things all the time.


The Mineral Mall

We, at the Mineral Mall, will endeavor to offer you, the mineral collector, highly desirable mineral specimens at affordable prices. Each mineral specimen that we purchase for resale will be individually selected with you, the collector, in mind. We will strive to do our best to make your visit to the Mineral Mall an enjoyable experience.!


MineralShows.com

Excellent show reports and minerals available from those shows!


Mineral-Tivadar

Minerals from Hungary. This website is in both english and hungarian.


Mineral Miners

The mineralminers.com website is a virtual gallery displaying thousands of images of unique mineral specimens, crystals, gemstones, lapidary rough, mineral spheres, jewelry & other handcrafted gem and mineral gift ideas. We bring these items to you from mines and lapidary shops around the world, eliminating the usual middleman chain of importers and wholesalers. We hand-select only superior quality items to be displayed at mineralminers.com. Our goal here at mineralminers.com is to bring you collector quality items at true miners’ prices. We want to be Your Personal ‘Link’ Direct To The Mines!TM Each of the items in our virtual gallery is for sale! Most of our mineral specimens and crystals are purchased by private collectors, although many are bought by mineral dealers, retail stores, educational institutions and museums. We offer a sophisticated shopping cart with SSL encryption for secure online order processing of credit card purchases, so you may browse thru our online inventory and purchase whatever you like from the privacy of your home or office. Many of our items are perfect for use in interior & exterior decoration, design, and landscaping.


Mineralogical Almanac

We are the source of information for mineral collectors and amateurs around the world who seek a deeper knowledge of minerals, mineral deposits & localities, collections and more !


Mineralogist

In our shop you can find for sale and exchange a large array of different mineral species. Basically we offer minerals from Russia and the former USSR territory.
Only at Mineralogist’s you can purchase or exchange specimens of recently discovered minerals and mineral species which are found only in Russia. Paid researches and analyses can be performed on request.


Minerals from Bulgaria

Hello, My name is Ivan Tolumbadjiev. I live and work in Madan, Bulgaria. The present web-site represents minerals from Madan’s mine field-Southwest Rhodopy Mountains, Bulgaria. Most of the specimens are from old locations s ome of which had stopped mining over 30 year ago. I collect only high quality minerals. However I have an array of specimens ranging in a variety of quality, size and price. You can buy specimens from me at the best prices because there are no mediators to heighten the prices. Please feel free to contact me for any information or questions you may have. You can be sure to hear back from me. My site is updated regularly, so be sure to visit it often.


Mineral Travel

We arrange and guide unique mineral collecting expeditions, we visit famous (in)active mines and mineral localities, and… we will find and deliver rare and high quality mineral specimens. We create unforgettable experiences…
-it’s as simple as that-

Brought to you by Frank deWit and Alfredo Petrov


Minerals-net.de

This website is in German

A nice selection of top level mineral specimens.