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Featured Item: Baryte, Calcite, Fluorite
Location: Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: thumbnail – 2 x 1.8 x 1.6 cm
Item #: B918
Comments: Single transparent light green Emerald crystal from Brazil. Complete all around though with contacting on part of one back face. Comes with an old Raymond Schortman label and associated collection number glued to the bottom. Unusual!
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: Chumar Bakhoor, Hunza Valley, Gilgit District, Gilgit-Baltistan, N.A., Pakistan
Size: 12.1 x 10.2 x 10.2 cm
Item #: 100355
Comments: This gorgeous aquamarine specimen is special beyond its aesthetics. I acquired it in May,1990, which makes it an early one of these (and I’ve loved having it in my cabinet since then). In addition, it is a bit different from the specimens of muscovite which include 3-5 aquas – this is host to a large number of crystals (50-100), not just a few isolated ones – it is truly a cluster of aquamarine crystals with muscovite perched in and around the aquas. There are seven doubly-terminated crystals around the periphery, including two featuring prominently at the top, as displayed. Many of the crystals have excellent transparency, so the light plays nicely, giving internal sparkle and even a bit of subtle prism-like rainbow colour when you look closely. The upper crystal that appears darker blue is the same beautiful pale blue as the large one at lower left – it appears a bit darker because it is clear, and you’re looking right through it to the muscovite behind. The piece is in excellent condition. There is one transparent chip in the termination of the left-of centre forward-facing doubly-terminated crystal – it does not pick up the light in the display case and so you really have to look for it. Otherwise no visible damage except a bit around the periphery where it had been attached in the pocket. The crystals of muscovite on the aquamarine crystals provide a super offset. This is a great cabinet specimen of aquamarine!
Location: Kunar Valley, Kunar Province, Afghanistan
Size: 7.5 cm x 4 cm
Item #: AB02
Comments: Prismatic crystal of Espodumena, variety Kunzita, of great size, very transparent, of beautiful pink color and good brightness. Prism faces and edges very well defined with a very clear and developed finish. Kunzita copy in excellent condition. Photos taken with artificial white light and video made in natural light conditions.
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: Llamas Quarry, Duyos, Obdulia vein, Caravia District, Caravia mining area, Asturias, Spain
Size: 2.0 x 1.8 x 1.4 cm (thumbnail)
Item #: TUC31711
Comments: The Llamas Quarry is a lesser known Fluorite producing locality in Asturias, on the north edge of Spain along the Bay of Biscay. In 2010 and 2011 some of the finest gem quality Fluorites were discovered and stashed away by one of the locals, who compiled a beautiful suite of specimens with varying habits and colors. According to our source, no more have been found, and nobody else seems to have them for sale now. We were fortunate to obtain a couple of crystals at the Tucson Show, and we’re happy to bring them to you. There are several aspects to these specimens that make them so special. First is their impeccable quality from the standpoint of WATER-CLEAR clarity along with amazingly sharp, lustrous and well-formed crystals. The crystals on this specimen show a very light lavender hue. You might think the crystals are simple cubes, but if you look closely along the edges, you will see thin dodecahedral modifying faces, and a couple of the corners actually show RARELY seen triangular trapezohedral faces! So not only is the quality superb (it actually looks better than the photos might indicate), but it shows rare crystal faces for the species. Beautiful material, a great pickup for any thumbnail collector, a Fluorite collector or somebody who appreciates fine crystallization. Don’t miss out as these have not been seen for several years, and may never come out again.
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Location: Chivor Mine, Mun. de Chivor, Guavio-Guateque Mining District, Boyaca Department, Colombia
Size: 4.6cm x 3.9cm x 2.1cm
Comments: crystal measures approx. 1.3cm An extraordinary, old time example of this famed gem species from Colombia!!! This specimen hosts a cluster of superb, gem clear emerald crystals on a matrix covered with sharp, translucent, sparkly albite crystals and a few scattered quartz crystals in association!!! The emerald crystals are of exceptional quality with razor-sharp faces, glassy luster, gorgeous green color, and fine gem clarity!!! In addition to the larger main crystals, there are numerous smaller crystals that are equally sharp and gem clear as well!!! The smaller crystals have such fine gem clarity that it is difficult to appreciate just has sharp and fine they are in the pics – in person all of the smaller crystals scattered about the specimen are razor sharp gems!!! Next to the larger, prominently perched main crysals is a radiating spray of complexly intrgrown gem crystals!!! This striking specimen is complete, natural, and in magnificent condition all around!!! The associated albite crystals really add to the overall aesthetic in dramatic fashion!!! This specimen is from the collection of Dr. A. Lincoln Sherk II Collection (1896-1970) – a noted Philadelphia area physician and friends with other notables Sam Gordon, Toothaker, and A.E. Foote among others!!! Dr. A. Lincoln Sherk, along with his wife, acquired an impressive collection and even created a small but significant private museum in their basement!!! 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: Băiuț, Maramureș Co., Romania
Size: 10.5 x 7 x 4.5 cm
Item #: MO16009
Comments: Manganoan calcite latest finding of this spring summer 2016. It is a single crystal, 6x3x5 cm, on a quartz matrix, and minor laumontite. The color is white, with very beautiful pearly reflections. The crystallized form is particular. The sample is perfect, no breakage. Strong fluorescence, deep pink color.
Location: 9th September mine, Madan ore field, Rhodope Mts, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria
Size: 52 x 41 x 27 mm
Item #: 0917019
Location: Lavra da Ilha, Taquaral, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 7 x 7.5 x 4.3 cm
Item #: csroseq1311
Comments: A gorgeous Rose Quartz specimen with well formed Eosphorite aggregates. A specimen of high quality and aesthetics. A highly sought-after classic from a very famous locality!
Location: Hardin Co., Illinois
Size: 7.9 x 5.7 x 3.8 cm
Item #: 5414
Comments: One of the corners of the largest crystal is cleaved. There are a few chips on some of the edges and corners. There are internal cleaves in the Fluorite crystals.
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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.