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Featured Item: Vanadinite
Location: Rosiclare Level, Minerva Mine #1, Cave-in-Rock District, Illinois, USA
Size: cabinet – 12 x 9 x 9 cm
Item #: T359
Comments: Deep translucent purple Fluorite over an equally well saturated yellow Fluorite with attached Calcite and Barite. Ex. Ross Lillie collection. The old label indicates it was found during pillar robbing at ‘Joe’s Drift’ in January 1995. Big and colorful.
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: El Hammam Mine, Meknes, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
Size: 4.1 x 3.8 x 2.9 cm
Item #: 101242
Comments: The apex of this wonderful cluster features a 1.4 cm transparent yellow fluorite crystal with fine internal purple phantom lines. These same phantom lines are visible in the other fluorites on the piece as well. The fluorite crystals are dusted in places with sparkling pyrite. In excellent condition, no damage to the main crystal, minor chips/rubs on a couple others. Under the display lights there are glowing internal reflections in the largest crystal. Super colour, great specimen.
Location: Paprok, Kamdesh District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
Size: 7 cm x 2 cm
Item #: JANR07
Comments: Tourmaline specimen composed by two red-pink Elbaite crystals, variety Rubellite, with fine stretch marks on their faces. Very aesthetic mineral specimen in pristine condition, no damage. Complete all around. A Elbaite specimen suitable for advanced mineral collectors. Accompanied by Lepidolite crystals at the bottom of the specimen. Photos taken with two different lighting conditions, one set with natural light and another one using white light lamps.
Weight: 23.4 grams
Comments: Sweet Gem silica Slab. Slab weighs about 23.4 grams and measures about 2.25 x 1.5″ x .220″ Thick or5.60MM Thick. Photographed wet and slab at an angle to stop some glare so slab in pictures look smaller.
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Location: Stewart Lithia Mine, Tourmaline Queen Mountain (Pala Mtn; Queen Mtn), Pala District, San Diego County, California
Size: 2.0 x 1.2 x 1.1 cm (thumbnail)
Item #: GEMXL71523
Comments: A TOP NOTCH thumbnail from the famous gem crystal district of San Diego County. This piece was part of my father’s gem crystal collection and eventually found its way into his worldwide thumbnail suite. He actually acquired by the specimen by way of Mike Mulburger, who gave him the piece as a gift. For what it is, I can’t say I’ve seen a better gem crystal in this size from the locality. A 100% GEM TRANSPARENT example of vibrant pink Rubellite Tourmaline is decorated 360 degrees at the base with a ring of soft lilac groups of Lepidolite. The crystal is perfect as far as I can tell with the naked eye, and the color along with the brilliant luster, perfect “3-triangle” pyramidal termination and absolute water clear transparency make it a superb thumbnail for any collector. Tourmalines are difficult to find in fine quality thumbnails, and pieces like this are few and far between. This piece is around 40 years old, as of the time I’m writing this. A really fine example of Tourmaline and Lepidolite in this hard to find competition size. As a side note, I want to point out that Lepidolite is no longer a valid mineral species, and according to the scattered information we found, Lepidolite is defined on mindat.org as a mineral in the so-called Polylithionite-Trilithionite series.
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Location: Sweet Home Mine, Mount Bross, Alma District, Park Co., Colorado, USA
Size: 2cm x 1.3cm x 1.2cm
Comments: A fantastic example of rhodochrosite and quartz from this famed Colorado locale!!! This specimen consists of a group of razor-sharp, intense reddish pink rhombs of rhodochrosite intergrown with a few scattered quartz crystals!!! The crystals have marked luster and gemmy translucence!!! The specimen is complete and in magnificent condition all around.
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: Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Division, Myanmar
Size: 4.5 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm
Item #: MO16007
Comments: Pair of tourmalines var. rubellite. Excellent color and termination. The left first, is more transparent than the second. An interesting and aesthetic standard, excellent is the matrix. A third minor crystal, is present in the base center. Without breakage.
Location: Krushev Dol mine, Madan ore field, Rhodope Mts, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria
Size: 33 x 29 x 17 mm
Location: Skardu, Pakistan
Size: 3,4 x 1,2 x 1,3 cm
Comments: A very attractive Elbaite crystal.
Location: Erongo Mountain, Erongo Region, Namibia
Size: 4.5 x 4.1 x 1.8 cm
Item #: 498
Comments: The Aquamarine crystals on this specimen are well formed hexagonal crystals. They are an attractive blue color with a hint of green. The crystals are very clear and have very high luster. Scattered across them are small Schorl crystals. The base is composed of Albite. The specimen is in very good condition with only very small chips in the terminations edges which are not very noticeable. The specimen is quite attractive.
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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.