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Featured Item: Calcite, Dolomite
Location: Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
Size: thumbnail – 1.3 x 1 x 0.9 cm
Item #: T853
Comments: Outstanding single glassy Tsavorite crystal. This specimen is complete all around and undamaged, and even partially crystallized on the bottom. Weighs 10.5 carats.
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.
Location: Telirio Claim, Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Brazil
Size: 7.5 x 7.2 x 2.5 cm
Item #: 100524
Comments: This is an exquisite specimen. It is top quality, the main crystal (3.4 cm) has super colour and the aesthetics of the brazilianite crystals perched selectively along the edges of the large albite crystal make this a special, distinctive piece. It was brought out in 2001, among a large lot of these produced in the early heyday at the locality, and was my single favourite of the entire lot. The main crystal has beautiful internal sparkle.
In exceptional condition – pristine to the naked eye from the front and all around, except looking from the reverse side one of the small crystals has a tip missing, and there is a tiny chip in the main one that can be found with magnification, but absolutely no issue, at any level of collecting. This is a top quality specimen worthy of a top calibre collection.
World famous collector Steven Smale wrote in his book (The Smale Collection (Lithographie LLC, 2006)) about the “horizon” – where the upper edge of the specimen meets the “sky”, as he put it. For him, this is the most important part of a mineral specimen, and he characterized a specimen with damage-free crystals across its horizon as the “gold standard”. This specimen has a fantastic horizon – it is exemplary.
Exceptional display specimens of brazilianite have been found only in Brazil, and most of those have been produced in from the pegmatites intruded into the mica schists in the region of the Lavra do Corrego Frio, the type locality for brazilianite. The Lavra do Telirio is one of these deposits. It has now been closed down, as environmental regulators deemed it too close to the river to be operated. It is expected that there will be no further mining at the Telirio.
Location: Panasqueira mines, Aldeia de Sao Francisco de Assis, Covilha, Castelo Branco, Portugal
Size: 6 cm x 5 cm
Item #: AC10
Comments: Stunning combination specimen from the world famous Panasqueira mines. It comprises a fine lilac Fluorapatite crystal with very good transparency. It is settled on a lustrous crystal of Ferberite with Cassiterite and Quartz. The specimen is in very good condition. The upper face of the Fluorapatite has a minor chipping that it does not detract from the quality. The Fluorapatite shows a strong fluorescence with UV.
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.
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Location: N’Chwaning I Mine, N’Chwaning Mines, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Size: 1.0 x 0.6 x 0.6 cm (thumbnail)
Item #: TUC31724
Comments: A lovely “flower”-shaped group of fiery reddish-pink Rhodochrosite from the world famous N’Chwaning I Mine in South Africa. These Rhodos are among the finest quality examples of the species in the world, and easily some of the most highly sought after material among collectors since they came out in the 1970s. The group shows the classic “dogtooth” scalenohedral crystals with excellent gemminess and luster. These specimens, including the smaller ones, continue to rise in value on the market, and if you’re a thumbnail collector, or you like Rhodochrosites, this is a good representative piece of this classic material that won’t break the bank.
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Location: Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region
Size: 2.2cm x 1.6cm x 1.2cm
Comments: An incredible example of gem ruby from Mogok!!! This specinen hosts a sharp, glassy, gem crystal of ruby prominently perched on a rounded, water-worn matrix!!! The ruby crystal is sharp, glassy, and complete with gorgeous intense red color and gemmy clarity!!! Simply an incredible example of this prized gem species!!! This specimen is complete, undamaged and displays magnificently in person!!! This specimen is from the amazing collection of Kay Robertson and retains its original label as well!!! We recently acquired a significant portion of the Kay Robertson collection – an extraordinary 12,000 specimen collection assembled over a nearly 90 year period (See “Exciting News!” below)!!! The pics hardly do it justice!!! Must be seen in person to be fully appreciated!!!
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.
Location: Nakhlak Mine, Anarak District, Nain County, Esfahan Province, Iran
Size: 6 × 7 × 6 cm
Item #: IRC1707
Comments: White reticulated cerussite. Really gorgeous and fine. The crystals are shiny and well formed and finished. This mine offers several teardrops, this is one of the best. Among the cerussite crystals, and on the back, there are small crystals of orange wulfenite. The general conditions of the sample are more than excellent. Finding: June 2017 / Gallery Level: -220 Mt.
Location: 9th September (Deveti Septemvri) mine, Madan ore field, Rhodope Mts, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria
Size: 62 x 34 x 51 mm
Item #: 1117064
Location: Clara Mine, Oberwolfach, Germany
Size: 11 x 9 x 6.5 cm
Item #: csfluocl143
Comments: A beautiful Fluorite specimen with lustrous purplish-green crystals up to 4.0 cm on edge from the famous Clara Mine.
Location: Mt. Malosa, Zomba, Malawi
Size: 3.2 x 2.8 x 2.2 cm
Item #: 5521
Comments: A cluster of Zircon crystals aligned in various directions. The Zircon crystals are an attractive orange/brown color and well formed with a good glossy luster. Also present are clear Quartz crystals, black Aegirine crystals, white Microcline and some small Galena crystals which are quite rare from the location.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Bill Butkowski started â€œThe Mineral Cabinet” business in 1966, selling specimens at â€œThe 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.
Selling fine and aesthetic minerals from all around the world, specialising in minerals from Namibia: wide choice and very attractive prices.
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!
We offer a unique selection of affordable and easy-to-use tools for making your own mineral and gem identifications.
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.
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.!
Excellent show reports and minerals available from those shows!
Minerals from Hungary. This website is in both english and hungarian.
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.
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 !
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.
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.
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…
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This website is in German
A nice selection of top level mineral specimens.