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Rhodochrosite with Fluorite
Size: Miniature – 6.3×5.1×5.0 cm
Comments:A complex rhombic crystal of rhodochrosite is set on siliceous matrix with colorless crystals of fluorite. The fluorite is dodecahedral in form. The rhodochrosite is exceptional from this locality though there is a cleaved face on the back.
A large number of good crocoite specimens have already been recovered during the early work carried out.
These specimens have been comprised of a wide assortment of varying types, with crocoite found in many different colours, crystal habits and formations. One type of particular note being specimens that feature crocoite along with gibbsite, exhibiting multiple generations of growth in intricate tree like structures.
In addition to those minerals mined by itself, TAMC is also actively seeking out fine Tasmanian (and other Australian) mineral specimens, by either trade, purchase or to sell on consignment, in order to market them to the rest of the mineral collecting world.
Location: The Adelaide Mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia
Size: 8.5cm tall x 13cm wide x 10cm deep
Weight: 495g (with container)
Comments: A piece of matrix with a great coverage of upstanding lustrous crocoite crystals. Many of the crocoite crystals have an attached second generation of smaller crocoite crystals growing off them in a radiating manner.
AQUAMARINE ON MUSCOVITE
Size: 6.5″ L x 5.5″ W x 3.5″ H
Comments: This beautiful display specimen has one large aquamarine sitting on a bed of muscovite blades that circle the entire piece. The aquamarine shows great clarity and a rich blue color nicely offsetting the muscovite.
What do I collect?
Chinese Minerals, which you can see on display at the University of Arizona, Tucson campus,
on display until December 2013
What do we do in “real life?”
In mid-2000, I finished (FINALLY!) my thesis to complete graduate studies for a PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics. Dealing with the mechanisms of control of gene expression by nuclear receptors (estrogen, vitamin A, vitamin D, thyroid hormone receptors, etc…). I earned my doctoral degree at the University of California-San Diego, which is what brought an Ohio boy this far West in the first place. Despite conflict between rocks and biology, biology won out at some point and I decided to pursue the PhD and perhaps go into academia.
With the advent of the Internet, however, I changed my mind and, given the chance,
I am now pursuing the minerals FULL time and then some(obviously!).
I was one of the first websites to begin selling minerals on the net, and I think that the Internet has lent new life and excitement to this hobby that I have loved since childhood. It is a pleasure to have taken part in this change, and I thank my friends and customers for their support!
Location: Minerva #1 Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
Size: Cabinet, 13.5 x 12.0 x 8.5 cm
Comments: I think the photos speak for themselves, although this is even better in person. It is an intensely colorful specimen with hot yellow cubes as sharp as you could dream of, and highlighted by purple phantoms around their edges. It looks like cubic mushrooms shooting up – it is very 3-dimensional. The piece is large, as well; a full cabinet size and then some. It is complete all around, and has no repairs. It is nearly undamaged as well, though I made the choice to have a few small dings restored for clean edges, with color-matched restorative epoxy. Overall, just a major fluorite, but also one of a fairly unique style that makes it stand out from all the others we so often see. The collection of Dr. Richard “Dick” Heck was considered one of the finest collections of Illinois fluorites and associated minerals assembled during the active life of the mine. It disappeared in an inheritance spat for over a decade, and resurfaced in 2011 (with me, fortunately!). I knew Dick as a kid, and he taught me the difference between paying a fair price for “good minerals” and a high price for “premium minerals,” and in fact it was from him that I was exposed to my first issues of the Mineralogical Record magazine while we sat next to each other in the Cincinnati show trade/swap tables (me, barely a high school kid; him, a retired dentist already). Price on Request. Joe Budd Photos.
Arrowwood Minerals is a “no frills” website developed to offer the best value in quality
mineral specimens from my personal collection. I am downsizing my
collection and have several hundred fine specimens, as well as several
hundred additional specimens acquired at major shows and from exchanges
and purchases from other collectors and dealer friends.
I don’t have fancy graphics or a neat shopping cart / checkout feature, but I do have many minerals from locales no longer producing, in quality that is often very difficult to find anymore. Compare the aesthetics, quality and price to those of some of the high priced, big name dealers, and you will find that my offerings are second to none.
This is a new website and is pretty much unknown, so I plan on adding specimens every few weeks to get things up and running. I do not plan on leaving “SOLD” minerals on the site for more than a few days after they are sold. There are plenty of folks that do not have high speed connections and downloading a lot of sold specimens irks people. If you are looking for anything in particular, send me an email with your wants and I’ll see if I have anything for you. Most of my collection consists of display quality miniatures and small cab specimens. I am a collector of high quality cerussite, and will trade or purchase if you have anything I need.
Location: ACF Mine, Mibladen, Midelt, Morocco
Size: 6 x 5.5 x 3.5 cm
Item : #02
Comments: A top quality Vanadinite with very large crystals to 2.3 cm across. The mirror
bright crystals are dark red as seen and the crystals are in pristine condition.
Very aesthetic choice specimen with huge crystals.
On the site you will find Asbestos from all around the world, handmade Asbestos paper and information about all the things “Asbestos”
Green tremolite crystals with matrix
Location: Pierrepont, New York
Item #: 108
Size: 5.3 x 4.9 x 3.1 cm
Comments: Nice large crystals in with a bit of matrix attached
Considered the world’s most established gem and mineral gallery, Astro Gallery of Gems is
located in the heart of New York City across from The Empire State
Building. Our 10,000 Square Foot showroom has thousands of minerals,
gems, fossils and pieces of rare and unusual jewelry on display.
We carry specimens suitable for the novice as well as the most advanced collector. We have
everything from tumbled stones to 2000 lb amethyst geodes.
Purple Fluorite with Quartz
Location: La Viesca Mine, La Collada, Siero, Asturias, Spain
Size: 1.59 lbs, 4.75” x 3” x 2”
Comments: Transparent cubic grape purple fluorite crystals on quartz matrix. The fluorite crystals are in cubic formation with complex edges composed of small parallel crystals faces. Has top color, transparent purple with bluish core.
Location: Le Burg Mine , Alban – Le Fraysse area, Tarn, Occitanie, France
Item no #: BURC0008
Description: The Le Burg Mine, near Tarn, in France’s Mid-Pyrenees has been a one of the most important localities for specimen-quality fluorite in all of Europe over the last 75 years or so. Most specimens are blue in color and are typically associated with quartz and chalcopyrite; however, specimens of yellow, green, yellow/orange, yellow/blue, etc. do occur. The mine was operated hundreds of years ago for copper, lost to time, then rediscovered in 1945 and actively mined for fluorite from 1954 until it finally closed in 2006 (Kosnar, 2013). A highly unusual yellow-green fluorite grouping with blue phantoms. This specimen is unique amongst all Le Burg fluorite I have seen. While the occasionally yellow or yellow/orange with blue zoning shows up, I have never seen another with this unique yellow-green color. The larger cubes show multiple generations of deep blue phantoms that were impossible to capture with my camera. The crystals are quite translucent, letting a lot of light through and despite some minor dings here and there, the specimen is in good condition overall and displays nicely.
AQUAMARINE on FELDSPAR and CALCITE
Location: Gilgit, Pakistan
Size: 8″ tall
Comments: Collection of Russ BEHNKE, Meriden, Connecticut, U.S.A
Photo : Russ BEHNKE.
|Customer satisfaction is my primary goal. I pledge:|
- New minerals will be added to this site every week.
- All minerals offered will be naturally crystallized specimens – no fakes, no irradiation, no crystals glued on matrix.
- Photographs will accurately represent each item – no exaggeration, enhancement or retouching flaws.
- Mineral species and localities will be accurately listed on labels with each specimen.
- Only the exact item pictured on the site will be shipped – no substitutes.
- All items will be shipped via US Postal Service, usually the next business day after the order is finalized.
- Each mineral will be individually wrapped and carefully packaged to prevent damage during shipping.
- All historic labeling, if available, will be included with each mineral.
- Returns are gladly accepted. No questions asked, no explanation necessary.
- All customer information will be kept confidential and never shared or sold.
- I will continue to freely share my knowledge with others and contribute to the study and appreciation of minerals.
John Betts New Minerals reposted on Tuesdays to the following pages:
Location: Central Highland Belt, near Ratnapura, Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka
Size: Overall – 29x11x9 mm – Size of individual crystals: 29 mm
Item #: 62397
Comments: Lustrous transparent blue sapphire crystal, the blue colored gem variety of the mineral species corundum, with hexagonal di-pyramidal form composed of flat crystal faces. The sapphire has remnants of brown alluvial clay in some recesses. This was specimen recovered from an alluvial deposit and the edges show wear, but the crystal form is distinct. Weight: 21.66 carats.
Böhm Mineralien ist ein privater Anbieter, welche Stücke seiner eigenen Sammlung von Micromount bis Museumsstufe anbietet, um seine Sammlung zu verkleinern.Böhm Mineralien is a private provider, offering items from micromount to museum quality, to downscale his collection.
ged. Copper xx
Location: Rubtsovskoe, Rudnyi Altai. Russia
Size: 8.5×5.2 cm.
Comments: It is a very attractive, smaller proof stage which is composed entirely of pseudomorphes of ged. Copper according to Cuprite. The ged. Copper has completely replaced the Cuprite crystals by small Copper crystals, thus preserving the shape of the Cuprite crystals. This piece has great luster and the pseudomorphes are sharp Pseudomorphes of this kind are rather rare.
We are pleased to present our selection of minerals, mineral products, crystals and gemstones.
We are excited to establish a long term relationship with you. Our galleries provide a wide and varied selection of items and price ranges.
Our inventory is ever changing as we acquire new stock. We feature classic localities and what’s hot in the world of minerals.
Please visit our eBay store, Rooster’s Rocks. Seller ID: rooster5rocks
Beryl – Rare Red Variety
Location: Ruby Violet Claims In the Wah Wah Mountains, Beaver County, Utah, USA
Size: 15/16 x 7/8 x 3/4 inches or 2.4 x 2.3 x 1.9 cm. The largest crystal is 6 mm tall
Comments: This red beryl is from the Ruby Violet Claims In the Wah Wah Mountains, Beaver County, Utah, USA. Red beryl is one of the rarest, or possibly rarest, type of beryl. It is sometimes referred to as bixbite. It is a found in a hand full of locations and the best specimens, arguably, are from these claims. Beryl is a silicate and it contains the elements Be, Al, Si and O. This specimen consists of a rhyolite and claystone matrix that hosts several red beryl crystals. The largest crystal has an irregular termination.
an extension of my love for rocks and minerals.
Early in 2007, I purchased a small piece of property in Teller County, Colorado. The property is known as the Sleeping Princess Mine and has produced beautiful amazonite and smoky quartz specimens, along with several other pegmatite minerals. The property is near Crystal Peak, and is located in an area known for producing very fine specimens.
I am a geologist and mining engineer, and I work at a mine in Virginia. This on line business is really just a way to help pay for my hobby and give me an avenue to “share” some of the great finds from the Sleeping Princess property.
You will find some great Colorado minerals on this site as well as several other specimens. I’ve picked up here and there. Browse and enjoy!
Location: Teller County, Colorado
Size: Maximum dimension approximately 1.6” (41 mm)
Item #: RB1-173
Size: miniature. 5 x 4.2 x 2.5 cm
Item #: 8311-7899
Description: Gorgeous floater specimen of a cluster of gemmy bi-terminated dark green Elbaite crystals up to 3.3 cm long.
Collector’s Edge scours the globe to acquire new, unique, and superb quality mineral specimens. Our contacts and travels enable us to offer you specimens acquired directly from mines/miners around the world; specimens obtained from some of the world’s most important contemporary mineral collections; and choice specimens traded from the inventories of dealers worldwide.
Rhodochrosite, Fluorite, Quartz
Size: 4.5 x 13.0 x 11.0 cm
Item #: 23650
Comments: A significant, premier-quality specimen from the Sweet Home Mine. The rhodochrosite crystals on this specimen are so gemmy and transparent that you could read through them; this sort of transparency is exceptional for the Sweet Home. The largest rhodochrosite crystal on this unrepaired specimen measures 2.4 cm on edge and possesses a cherry-red color. The specimen, also, features a light amber-yellow cubic fluorite crystal (1.5 cm) with a strong purple cubic phantom inside and numerous needle-like quartz crystals. Beautiful! The Porcelain Pocket, discovered in early 2000, contained highly lustrous, dark cherry-red rhodochrosite crystals in association with cubic, color-zoned fluorite crystals and small dark-grey, hexagonal prismatic crystals of the mineral apatite. While the rhodochrosite crystals in this pocket were fantastic, the most distinctive feature of this pocket were the dramatic and beautiful “phantoms” or color zones within and upon the fluorite crystals. Amber-yellow fluorite crystals within the Porcelain Pocket frequently exhibited rich-purple colored “phantoms” at the centers of the crystals and an opaque, stark white, porcelain-like color zone preferentially “including” selective faces at their exterior surfaces. The bright white and shiny surfaces on some of these cubic fluorite crystals exhibit a strong resemblance to the white porcelain surfaces in one’s sinks, bathtubs and bathroom tiles. The pocket was named “PORCELAIN POCKET” due to the abundance of these distinctive, white, porcelain-like fluorites. Photo by Tom Spann.
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Location: Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co, Arizona
Size: 3 x 1.3 x 1.2 inches
Comments: Bright orange, glossy crystals on typical matrix.
Location: Belshazzar Mine, Boise County. Idaho
Size: 25 x 20 x 11mm
Weight: 4.96 grams
Item #: INT286
Comments: This is a very aesthetic specimen which is comprised mostly of crystallized Gold wires with Arsenopyrite.
Look for new mineral and crystal specimens at the Crystal Mine on about a bi-weekly basis.
I try very hard to keep my prices reasonable, and still have good quality specimens.
Location: Aghbar mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco
Size: 9 x 15 cm
Item #: JC7389
Comments: Bright pink, lustrous crystals on a knob of matrix. There is one area of damage where a couple of crystals were cleaved on the upper left side. Not obvious when displayed. Pretty, fairly large cabinet specimen.
Crystal Spring Minerals was born in February 2001, when we decided to source mineral specimens locally and market them worldwide. Based in Kakamas, a small town in the Northern Cape, we are perfectly located in close proximity to major mineral specimen localities, including: The Kalahari Manganese Fields, Orange River Pegmatite Belt, Riemvasmaak and Namibia.
Our close proximity to these localities, translates into competitive operating costs, enabling us to offer the latest finds at the best possible prices. We work closely with our miners and with the experience that we have gained over the years we are able to provide mineral specimens of outstanding quality.
We offer a specialized handful of crystals, minerals and lapidary rough and offer it with pride to our rockhound, lapidarist and metaphysical customers. Our rocks, minerals and crystals are hand picked and carry our 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Location: Riemvasmaak,Kakamas District, Northern Cape, South Africa
Item #: 11038f
Comments: Frosfy looking, lime green dodecahedral fluorite twin crystal on quartz matrix. The fluorite is 23mm ub diameter.
Rarity Andalusite Crystal
Location:Gem gravels around Ratnapura, Ratnapura District, Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka
Size: 15,1 x 5,8 x 3,1 mm
Weight: 2,51 ct or 0,502 g
Item #: cs11-019
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Presenting the photography and writing of science author and meteorite hunter Geoffrey Notkin
I have been hunting for meteorites since 1994, traversing the hostile Atacama Desert in
Chile, crossing Siberia and the Arctic Circle by helicopter, and
traveling many thousands of miles across the United States and other
countries in search of these elusive rocks Ã¢?? messengers from deep space and the beginning of time.
My adventures regularly appear in print in Meteorite magazine and will be featured in
a new meteorite book to be published in 2007. My work has also appeared
in Rock & Gem, Geotimes, Lapidary Journal, Seed, Meteoryt
(Poland), Reader’s Digest, Tucson Showguide, TIMA (Japan), and many
other national and international publications.
Aerolite Meteorites offers a select number of exceptional meteorites for sale on this site.
Sales help fund future meteorite hunting expeditions which, in turn
generate new research and published works. All meteorite specimens on
this site are unconditionally guaranteed to be 100% authentic rocks
from outer space, and every specimen comes with an Aerolite.org
identification label. Don’t miss the photographs of meteorites in our
We are a multifaceted company dealing in every aspect of gemstones, minerals and lapidary in
the Central and Southern African Regions.
For the last 20 years we have been involved in organizing Gem & Mineral shows in
South Africa. We have been the major exhibitor at all shows with very
exciting displays. At the last show we exhibited a piece of Moon Rock,
Meteorites and Dinosaur Eggs!
There are also beautiful displays of exotic African minerals from Tsumeb and the
Kalahari Manganese Fields.
Gemstones – including the very popular Tanzanite from the Maralini district in Tanzania.
We are the source of the original AJOITE find in Messina, the only direct supplier of Ajoite
in quartz crystals.
known agate dealers Agates from Argentina, Ricardo and Claudia Birnie.
This webiste has lots of photos and stories from there many adventures.
We supply the Best Mineral Specimens straight from our Alaskan mines at wholesale prices.
Alaska Garnet Mines is owned and operated by Istvan Toth – Miner,
Wholesaler and Mineral Dealer. Wholesale Prices!
Like a lot of people who got interested in rocks at an early age, I completely forgot about
them for many years, first when I discovered girls, and after
rediscovering rocks, when I discovered I couldn’t afford the ones I
wanted. After a few years of college and chasing the Grateful Dead, in
1989 I married a Jane of my own (nice name, Jane…) and actually got
her halfway up Mount Antero on our honeymoon (until she reminded me
that Aquamarine was not what that trip was about).
Around 1990, I began gathering specimens for resale in the retail store I owned. I made a
number of connections through ads, the internet, and going to shows,
many of whom have become friends over the years. As time has
progressed, I’ve narrowed my focus to Alpine and Gem Pegmatite minerals
– the rocks that I find the most fascinating and the ones I could never
afford as a kid.
I’ve been continuing the visits to rock shows ever since,and I’ve enjoyed getting to know
many talented rock delaers and miners. And that leads to today I’m ready to start cutting loose some of the
High quality mineral specimens from Mt. Vesuvius, Italy for exchange: panunzite, sarcolite,
nepheline, humite, green sodalite, thomsonite, tenorite, magnesioferrite and more…
Amazing Agates is a family-owned rockshop, specializing in agates of all kinds, located in
Sioux Falls, South Dakota. We have a selection of one-of-a-kind Lake
Superior Agates, eye agates, Mexican Agates, Laguna Agates, Fairburn
Agates, cutting rough and tumbling rough for sale.
Hello, I’m Kirk Anthony, a retired jewelry designer who just can’t stop collecting and
working precious gem minerals for the pure passion of it. I live half
of the year in Mexico where I’ve discovered rare and unique materials
not available elswhere. All of my gems are 100% natural with NO
treatment or enhancement [available at LOW importer’s wholesale-PLEASE EMAIL
(or call me: BUT YOU CAN ONLY EXPECT TO REACH ME IN PERSON FROM
5-9PM, FRIDAY, SAT, OR SUNDAY) for prices or detailed information]
We buy and sell gems and minerals from around the world. We can offer a better price for
your collection than can our competitors. We are members of the Fair
Business Council/ Better Business Bureau. Many people tell us that we
should advertise more, they cannot believe how much we have, Well here
we are! If there is anything that you a re looking for, just drop us a
note, we are always updating our selections. We cannot possibly list
everything here that we have to offer.
AmethystGalleries’ Mineral Gallery is a large collection of mineral descriptions, images,
and specimens, together with several ways of accessing these
descriptions. The descriptions include searchable mineralogical data,
plus other information of interest to students and rock hounds! The
inline GIF images are linked to larger JPEG images, and this site
displays thousands of images of previously sold mineral specimens as a
service to students and educators (not just minerals for sale).
We are currently working to build this new web site, so please be patient as we are not
quite finished. We have posted quite a few minerals from various
locations around the world. However, you will see that we specialize in
minerals from the southeastern U.S. Additionally, you will find some
nice cut and polished agatized coral pairs from Florida and Georgia.
We’ve also posted some Florida calcite that we’ve commercially mined
from Ruck’s Pit. Additionally, we have a variety of gem trees, hand
made by Lory Maddox, using minerals that we’ve collected as bases.
Please feel free to browse. Thanks for stopping by and we hope you will
come back and visit us as we will be posting many more specimens over
the next several weeks. If you have any comments, or questions, please
visit our comments page and let us know. Have a great day!
ColorWright’s Arizona Mineral Company. We’re Rob Kulakofsky and Faith
Spaulding. This is our virtual rockshop, specializing in selected
mineral specimens, lapidary rough and cut stones from the American
Southwest and Mexico. Our Tucson location gives us the opportunity to
pass on to our fellow collectors and lapidary hobbyists hand picked
regional specimens, stones and cutting material.
Tucson Gem and Mineral Show, we are able to select the top specimens,
stones and lapidary rough from all over the world. If you can’t make it
to the Tucson Show, please send us your wish list and we’ll do our very
best to fill it for you.
Welcome to Arizona Skies Meteorites premier online resource
for the finest in rare collectibles. You will find a wonderful selection
of high quality meteorites, fossils and unique collectibles from around the world.
Our collectibles make wonderful science gifts for those special people on your shopping list!
We back all of our unique collection pieces with a 100% satisfaction Guarantee, and we are
members of the International Meteorite Collectors Association (IMCA membership #6855),
so you can buy with confidence. We will ship to anywhere in the World!
We also buy meteorites, fossils and other collectibles. If you have something
that you would like to sell please feel free to contact us. We update our webpages frequently,
so be sure to reload your webpage each time you visit our site, and please
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Minerals from Australia!
Barranca Diamond manufacturers sawing and polishing equipment for commercial and hobby
lapidaries and is the only US manufacturer of notched-rim lapidary
diamond blades. We are also a supplier of continuous and segmented rim
diamond blades, polishing equipment and polishing supplies for the
stone and lapidary industry.
Beautiful Agates LLC, and its subsidiaries the Agate Nodule website and Fortification Press,
are dedicated to bringing you the best in the world of exceptional
agates. Our products are offered with the experienced and discerning
collector in mind. We typically feature Lake Superior agate, Queensland
agate, Laguna agate, Botswana agate, Dryhead agate, Fairburn agate,
Brazilian agate, and Condor agate. The gallery is designed to
demonstrate top privately held collector specimens, particularly of the
banded agate varieties. We also buy fine quality agate specimens. We
welcome pictures of any agates that you wish to have considered for the
gallery, or that you may have for sale.
If you have spent any time viewing any of my websites you know that I have a passion for
BaTiSi3O9 also known as Benitoite. This is the focus of my personal collection
– benitoite from any global locality and mineral species from the Benitoite Gem mine.
You can see some of the specimens in my collection by clicking the JV’s Collection link above or below.
I created this website, not only to offer specimens for sale, but also as an
information source for benitoite and the minerals that are found at
Benitoite Gem mine. When I dream at night I dream of blue triangles! I
really like this mineral a lot!
I do not deal in cut gemstones so if you are looking for that kind of benitoite you’ll have
to go elsewhere. The thought of flaking a crystal of this rare species
off matrix and chopping it up is, to me at least, the equivalent of
crashing a porsche into a tree for kicks.
Bestcrystals.com is the most extensive website of crystals and minerals in the world.
We stock over 1,000 items at any given time, and our site serves as a
resource for information about crystals and stones. Check our What’s
New Page for the newest additions to our site.
Here you will find the best specimens from Italy and from all the World!
Range of specimens. We are also stockists of Metaphysical Crystals, and hold
a large stock of Jewellery items.
Mineral samples, fossils, jewelry, stone carvings, and gift items from all over the world.
We have an exclusive with Meckley’s Limestone Quarry in Mandata PA for world class Celestite and Strontianite
For 30 years I taught mineralogy in several Brazilian universities, always seeking to give a
practical vision. I passed from laboratories classes to field classes
leading the students to the states of Minas Gerais, Bahia and Espirito
Santo, showing them the largest Brazilian minerals resources. I created
a circle of friendship among the miners, prospectors and small regional
merchants and I formed my private collection, nowadays my collection
consist of some thousands pieces. Upon a visit several websites I
realize that many interesting samples are not offered to the public. I
learned from my studies that the old collectors can be interested on
these minerals and the beginners can find materials at low cost with a
great esthetic value. Thinking about that I organized this web-site to
offer you pieces that are not available in any other web-site.
Welcome!! We specialize in mineral specimens from Brazil. Our goal is to provide the
best deals in fine minerals, crystals and crystal clusters for mineral
collectors and those who appreciate rocks, minerals and gems in
general. If you are interested in a specific specimen or if you can not
find it here, please let us know, so that we can see the avaibility in
our collection. Be sure that we will make all the effort to bring you
the best specimens at the best prices. If you wish to sell your
collection, please contact us, we are always interested in buying fine
minerals, rocks and gems. Any suggestions about our website and
services will be welcome. Good rockhounding!!
There are two easy options to choose from. If you belong to an LRMS-BC affiliated rock
club, then you can enjoy a valuable saving by having your copies mailed
(with others) to your Club’s address. This costs $10.00 annually, and
ensures you receive the next 4 editions. Start your subscription at any
time of the year.
If you would prefer to have your copies mailed direct to a private address, sign up for a
$16.00 annual subscription in Canada, or US$20.00 to a US address. Make
cheques payable to BCLS. Contact us via:
We specialize in British minerals, especially from Cornwall and Devon, but also stock a
large world wide selection.You can reserve specimens from the Mineral
Gallery or send for further details by completing the request form on
our Requests Form page. We attend a large number of major British Shows
and hope to see you there. Check out the dates on the Show page.
Located in Boone, Iowa, Brushy Creek Gems and Minerals offers quality jewelry, fossils
source of quality framed Butterfly, Insect, Spider and Scorpion giftware.
Interesting and beautiful minerals from around the world, with an emphasis on Canadian minerals.
Welcome to the first web gem site that focuses exclusively in exotic gems from the Golden State of California, USA.
We are Tom and Ken, with 40 years of combined field collecting experience.
We are native to the San Francisco East Bay Area. We have been friendly neighbors for
over 20 years and have enjoyed many camping trips and mining
expeditions together. We have traveled thousands of miles on
California’s interstates and freeways, highways, byways, and skyways:
From the Pacific to the Sierras, from low desert to high: Oceans,
lakes, rivers, streams and creeks: On mountain logging roads, cow paths
and railroad tracks. (Whew!) That’s a lot of traveling! All of this has
led to a continually growing and well documented collection that we
enjoy sharing with friends and family. But now by the power of the
Internet, we are able to share our California Gem Collection with many
people from all over the world. We hope you will take a few minutes and
have a look at some of our extensive and uncomparable collection of
California’s gems and minerals. Enjoy!
An extensive selection of Chinese minerals and fossils.
ChroLithix Corporation sells natural and created works of art composed of
materials from the earth and even outer space. Unique and unusual
pieces of quality combined with affordable prices create solid, lasting
value for you.
WHAT IS MINERAL CURATION?
Mineral curation is the removal of unwanted stains, films, or coatings,
unwanted matrix and broken crystals. The two principal ways of
accomplishing this is with chemicals and by mechanical means.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES?
The advantages are two fold. One, you end up with a specimen that is
more esthetically pleasing to the eye and two, you increase the
saleability of the piece.
Colorado Gem and Mineral Co. sells minerals from study quality to museum quality. Here
on our website we try to offer fine quality minerals at good prices to
both the beginner and the advanced collector. We like to pick our
mineral specimens for geometry, color, and aesthetics. We encourage you
to send us your want lists.
Welcome to the new web site, coloradominerals.com, a specialty site for Colorado minerals.
We are listing more minerals every few days. Currently, I’m listing new
minerals from the Commodore mine at Creede, collected in the summers of
2002-03. Some of the best sphalerite, galena, amethyst, and
chalcopyrite combination specimens ever seen from Creede are in this
lot of specimens. We have a large number of Colorado minerals out of
the Marty Zinn collection listed at present. Marty Zinn is the owner of
several satellite mineral shows at Tucson, Denver, Costa Mesa, and
other large mineral shows. We are also currently listing specimens from
the Tom Rosemeyer collection; Tom has been a collector of Colorado
minerals for over 40 years, and has self-collected many of the pieces
offered. He was also geologist and mining engineer at Camp Bird mine
near Ouray for a number of years. We are also listing specimens from
the Robert Stoufer (that’s me) collection and shop inventory. Minerals
listed will include those from old classic localities in the state, and
also rarer locality pieces. We will attempt to have a broad range of
specimens for almost every budget.
The Columbine Mineral Shop has been serving collectors for over 35 years. Located in
beautiful Ouray, Colorado, we have specimens for everyone from the
beginner to the advanced collector. Now we are bringing the shop from
Colorado onto the net.
Welcome to Cornwall Devon Minerals. This site is dedicated as a whole to the sale
of old and contemporary mineral specimens from these two regions in Great Britain.
I will try to update the ‘for sale’ pages on the first of every new month and later will
include thumbnails and micromounts.
Mineral specimens, quartz crystal singing bowls, crystal jewelry, and much more.
We feature fine mineral specimens from worldwide locations, ranging from aesthetic
samples for the beginning collector to pristine pieces for museums. Our
Mineral Gallery presents pictures of just a few of the many specimens
we offer. Our Mineral Listings highlights descriptions of other items
of interest. Both these sections are refreshed frequently so please
bookmark us and visit often!
We have the finest, the rarest and the largest at the best possible prices.
We are overseas hand selecting material at least six times per year and are constantly
receiving new shipments. Nobody comes close to our vast range of
material from Brazil, Madagascar, The Congo, China, America, in fact
from all over the globe.
Owner – Rob Sielecki is one of Australia’s leading Geologists. Robs Gem,
Mineral and Fossil Specialists along with his Miners, Sphere Makers and
Jewellers utilize all their experience to seeking out and preserve natural treasures from
devastation. Many of the magnificent crystals and gemstones that adorn
our museums were collected by our company members over the years.
CEO – Stephen Hill is determined to use the vast experience and resources of
Crystal Universe to bring the world’s finest natural and new age products to all their
clients. Introducing new products and services and utilising the vast
network of contacts from across the globe will assist Crystal Universe
clients to succeed in their own business.
CurioGrove offers many types of fossils, minerals, and quartz crystal specimens as well
as spheres, pyramids and an assortment of oddities. CurioGrove is also
an emporium for Celtic jewelry and wall plaques, Civil War mini-balls,
mineral and fossil books, lighted displays stands and other specimen
display items. Please browse around awhile and give us a call or email
us your questions, comments or requests. We are accessible and ready to
CyberRocks specializes in reasonably priced, high quality Minerals, Fossils and
Fluorescents for all types of collectors. We realize your time is
valuable, so we have organized CyberRocks in a straightforward, user
friendly format. Below you will find links to the newly updated items
offered. Further down are links to the Mineral section, Fossil section
and Fluorescent section, along with a link to KIDSROCKS – where all
specimens are less that $10.00. If you are interested in receiving
updates of new specimens before they are posted to the Web, fill out
the request form below and we will add you to our list.
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