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Welcome to my site! UCMINERALS.COM offers mineral specimens for all ranges of collecting interests. We carry hundreds of quality mineral specimens for any range of mineral collecting interests, from the beginning mineral collector to the advanced mineral collector.UC Minerals is really a company called Uniquely Crystalline, I just liked the name UC Minerals better than my current name because it better describes what my web page is all about…You see minerals. I have been an avid collector for about fifteen years now, and have had this company for the last 11 years. Over the years, I have built up quite an inventory of specimens from around the world. I have specimens ranging from exceptional, one-of-a-kind, specimens for the collector to reference pieces for the beginning collector. If you have any particular interests, just drop me a line and let me know. If I do not have an item in stock, it is very likely that I can find it for you.
I Participate in John Veevart’s Mineral Auctions at www.mineral-auctions.com
Featured Item: Beryl var. Aquamarine with Muscovite
Location: Kunar, Afghanistan
Size: 6x4x3.5 cm
Item #: 916188
Comments: A neat cluster of zoned and variegated blue beryl (aquamarine) with hundreds of small clusters of silver muscovite. The main crystal is terminated. From the collection of Ernie Schlichter.
This is the website for the current on-going specimen recovery project at the Rogerley Mine, Weardale, England. Presented are information and photos on the geology, mineralogy, and history of the Rogerley and other important specimen-producing mines in the region. Also available are numerous specimens for sale, both wholesale and retail, from current and past production.
Featured Item: Lustrous,twinned Fluorites
Location: Bluebirds Pocket Zone
Size: 8x6x4 cm
Item #: Specimen 16-007
Comments: A plate of numerous gemmy, lustrous, twinned fluorites covering limestone matrix. Perched toward one corner is the largest crystal, 2 cm on edge. 8x6x4 cm overall size. An attractive specimen in very good condition. From the Bluebirds Pocket Zone, July 2016.
Featured Item: FLUORITE WITH BARITE
Location: Minerva Mine #1, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
Size: 7.5 x 5.5 x 3.5 cm (small-cabinet)
Item #: 1201005
Comments: Gorgeous gem color zoned purple to slightly yellowish glassy cubic crystals of fluorite measuring 3.5 cm on edge set upon a white crystalline barite matrix measuring 7.5 x 5.5 x 3.5 cm in size overall. Great transparency. Slight chipping along one edge of the lower crystal as seen in the photos. The prominent crystal at top is perfect. Beautiful color and transparency on this one, very aesthetic and pretty. Shipping weight: 0.4 pounds.
If you enjoy fine, aesthetic crystallized minerals and especially if you have an interest in the exciting new discoveries in Chinese minerals, this is the right place! We travel extensively searching for fine minerals, unknown localities, and seek new, rare, exotic and? well-arranged? examples of the mineral kingdom. We will be adding frequent updates, minerals for sale, breaking news and try to provide accurate details regarding locations, analysis and other mineralogical topics. We welcome your comments, ideas and contributions!
Our stock for sale is carefully selected, unconditionally guaranteed, and we feel represents exceptional value in terms of quality and price. As China has become a major source of the very best examples ever found for many species (and at reasonable prices for most collectors) we have made this fantastic source our specialty. We do also deal in and seek minerals from other world locales (especially South America). Please do contact us with your needs, our current stock exceeds 2,000 pieces and only a small percentage is on this site or goes to shows. We take pride in finding great stuff for collectors who appreciate minerals with molecules (and atoms, unit cells etc) that are well arranged!
Featured Item: Azurite with Malachite -Electric Blue
Location: Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio de Santa Cruz Sonora, Mexico
Size: 5.2 x 4.3 x 3.3 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
Item #: 16.1-646
Comments: The type of bright electric blue Azurite that was major news in the mineral world. The association of crystallized Malachite adds an strong contrast to the lustrous Azurite crystals. I good condition there is chippining at outer sides but the center is clean and undamaged. Better in person, when these were first found a specimen of this quality would be priced in the thousands. This was a huge find and so the prices have become much more affordable for a choice Azurite. As of 2014 the Azurite zone is finished and no more is expected.
Location: Merelani Hill | Umba Valley | Arusha | Tanzania
Size: 4.0 x 4.8 x 2.8 cm / 1.6 x 1.9 x 1.1 in
Item #: S-E/0104
Comments: Wonderful, partly transparent, blue to brownish, highly lustrous tabular tanzanite crystals up to 2.5 cm high on matrix from the type locality Merelani Hill, Arusha, Tanzania, associated with lustrous, golden metallic, complex pyrite crystals. The tanzanite crystals are quite sharp, with only very negligible softness on some of the edges, and what is most important, untreated and still showing blue color. Pieces like this one, with untreated blue tanzanite crystals on matrix have really been rare and therefore this is a real small jewel for any collector of gemstone crystals and high quality aesthetic minerals.
Minerals for the advanced collector.
Featured Item: Amethyst on Quartz
Size: 2 3/4 tall”
In the beginning we focused on only minerals, but have since expanded into fossils, agates and petrified wood. In 2007, Tom’s son Steve started working full time in the business, and in 2008 Adrienne, Tom’s wife retired from a wonderful teaching career and is now involved with the website and shows.
Tom Wolfe Minerals is truly a family business.
Featured Item:Turritella Agate Cabochon
Size:21 x 28.5 mm
Weight: 22.70 cts
Featured Item: FLUORITE
Location: Yaogangxian, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
Size: 11,5 x 6,7 x 5,4 cm
Comments: The Fluorite crystals have an incredible good luster, like polished. Their faces show an amazing micro texture, like tiles. It is nearly impossible to capture this luster with the camera, only a little reflection and it is completely over lighted. The color is light blue with dark purple centers and phantoms. All faces and edges are razor sharp terminated. The contrast with light beige to nearly white matrix is amazingly delicate! There is not compromise, no damage, no contact – very aesthetic and even for China this quality is exceptional.
Below is a picture of our showroom, which has a wide array of our specimens on display.
Featured Item: Malachite, psd. Azurite
Location: Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia
Size: 4.5cm x 3.5 cm
Comments: Rich, velvety-green blades of Malachite, frosted with a very fine glittery coating, on matrix. Although the crystal on the back side of the piece has a few areas of damage, the more prominent crystal on the front of the specimen is a nearly perfect crystal of Malachite after Azurite.
Internet dealer from 2002, I am now sharing my collector and sale experience offering YourMineralCollection as an opportunity to acquire selected specimens for all kind of mineral lovers.
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Featured Item: Tourmaline
Location: Laghman Province (Lagman Province; Nuristan), Afghanistan
Size: 6 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm.
Comments: Pink tourmaline with fine termination on albite. A fine classic from Laghman pegmatite.
A wide selection of tools and supplies including: rotary tools, buffing, lapidary, adhesives, magnifying, measuring, packaging, books, castings, kilns, enameling, soldering, bench tools, stones, chains, findings, beading, charms, Fima, metal and displays.
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We are dedicated to bringing the collector a selection of fine quality unique and unusual fluorescent minerals. We have worked very hard to establish reliable sources of these unusual specimens. Many from Canada, England, Greenland, Mexico and the United States. We have visited some of our sources, allowing us to choose the best specimens available. We are always look for new sources and welcome your suggestions!
WARD’S Natural Science has been meeting the needs of the science education community since 1862 from middle school and high school-level classroom and home school studies to college curriculum, lab experiments, science fairs and hobbies.We’re your single source for the highest quality Biology, Biotechnology, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Forensics, Physical Science, and Chemistry science teaching supplies.
Western Minerals has over 40 years of experience as a purveyor of fine specimens to major museums, universities and private collectors, as well as conducting appraisals to meet their current needs.The uniqueness of the mineral world has enabled us to meet people of various professions and nationalities, which has resulted in many wonderful and lasting friendships.
We started XTAL in 1988 to provide top quality mineral specimens from Mexico. I go to Mexico six times each year to search out what’s new and exciting in old classics and new finds for collectors, museums and wholesale dealers.