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Mineral dealers in the A-C section include favorites like The Arkenstone, Russ Behnke, John Betts, Collector’s Edge. This page is updated every other month and features all of the advertising sponsors of The-Vug.com. Each dealer is verified by The-Vug.com as a quality dealer. Scroll down the page to see a sample of what each mineral dealer sells.

AA Rockshop
The Adelaide Mining Co.
Apex Fine Minerals
Architectural Minerals & Stone
The Arkenstone
Asbestos Minerals
Astro Gallery
Barnett Fine Minerals
Russ Behnke Minerals
John Betts Fine Minerals
Böhm Mineralien
Boren and King
Chuck’s Rocks
Collection Arkane
The Collector’s Edge
The Collector Showcase
Crystal Fraction
The Crystal Mine
Crystal Spring Minerals
Crystal-Treasure

 

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Featured Item photo or title to go to our Suggested Websites!

Suggested Websites


AA Rockshop
 

Affordable Mineral Specimens From Around the World
Featured Item:
Chalcedony var Agate

Location: Mamuju West, Sulawesi, Indonesia
Size: small cabinet – 8.6 x 7.4 x 3.0cm
Item: IDCHAL02
Comments:This specimen comes from a new find of chalcedony from Indonesia and REALLY reminds me of a cluster of purple grapes. It is quite striking in my humble mineralogical opinion. It consists of an aggregation of purple, circular chalcedony xls to about 3-4 mm. Intact with a few partial xls, only visible under magnification. I really like these specimens and I find them quite unique and very attractive, while affordable. Enjoy!

 


 
 



The Adelaide Mining Company

The historic Adelaide Mine located near Dundas in Tasmania, world famous for its beautiful crocoite specimens, has now been purchased from its owner of over 30 years, Frank Mihajlowits, by recently established enterprise, The Adelaide Mining Company Pty Ltd (TAMC for short). TAMC was created with the main aim of mining Tasmanian mineral specimens and then marketing these internationally. As well as the crocoite for which the mine is most renowned, TAMC will also be searching for the other related minerals which can be found at this location, these include dundasite, cerussite (plain and chrome), phosgenite and embolite, just to name a few.

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.

Featured Item:
Crocoite

Location: The Adelaide Mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia
Size: 15cm tall x 30cm wide x 20cm deep
Weight:
Item#: UR11
Comments: A piece of matrix covered with radiating sprays of crocoite crystals. The lower portion of the crocoite crystals have a dundasite and gibbsite coating. Many of the crocoite crystals have an attached second generation of smaller crocoite crystals growing off them in a radiating manner.


 
 

architectural
Architectural Minerals & Stones, LLC connects the design community to the finest minerals and gems the world has to offer. We have spent over thirty years hunting the world for great marbles, limestones, basalts and schists and two years ago, expanded our search to include gems and minerals. Our hands-on relationships with quarries and miners in the USA, South America, Africa and Asia, has enabled us to do business across the globe and established a stellar reputation, with most of our clients coming through personal and professional referrals. In collaboration with the design world’s top firms, AMS has worked on projects for some of the grandest hotels, finest restaurants, largest corporations and most luxurious residences. Blending experience and expertise with creativity and passion, our goal is to provide our clients with the highest value, best service and greatest satisfaction.
Featured Item:
FLUORITE AND CALCITE

Location: Cave in Rock, Illinois
Size: 6.5″ x 7″ x 4.5″
Comments:


 
 

The Arkenstone


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!

Featured Item:

Dioptase

Location: Christoph Mine, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Size: Small Cabinet, 6.0 x 3.5 x 3.0 cm
Item: JB17-1910
Comments: Even after all the other historical localities (Tsumeb, Russia, etc.), there is still something about these elongated dioptase crystals from modern finds in Northern Namibia by Charlie Key (keyite, ludlockite, and the Indiana Jones of mineral collecting in Southern Africa) and his mining team that blows me away – and this is among the largest crystals found, with a superb, pristine, nearly 4 cm crystal standing straight up on well-trimmed matrix. It is COMPLETE ALL AROUND, with a full 360 termination! After years of prospecting, they mined these in the years around 2005-2010, though lost control over the claim shortly after. This specimen, one kept back in his personal collection, is simply off the charts, unexpected, and too big to exist in such pristine quality combined with aesthetics. It should not exist. I was literally stunned to see it. This is a small and difficult deposit with narrow veins, and most specimens form in the small veins and cracks. Even then, the mining is tricky and based on less modern methods, and to get things out intact is difficult. Furthermore, many specimens were stolen from this mine and never made it to the owners, but Charlie happened to be there at the right time and moment to secure the pocket of exceptional crystals from which this came. Charlie sold his final collection to myself and Marshall Sussman recently, and this is one of the pieces Charlie kept back in handling the pocket at the time, for his own collection. It was a small collection of one superb small cabinet piece, when possible, from each pocket he handled in the last 20 years. Photo by Joe Budd. Comes with a custom lucite base.

 


 
 



Asbestos Minerals

Welcome to AsbestosMinerals.com, your home on the Internet for information and sales of Asbestos and Asbestos related minerals!

On the site you will find Asbestos from all around the world, handmade Asbestos paper and information about all the things “Asbestos”

Featured Item:

Uncommon Chrysotile

Location: Blue Ridge Summit, Adams County, Pennsylvania
Item #: 070
Size:  3.6 x 3.2 x 1.6 cm
Comments:Uncommon location, nice vein of light green/gray asbestos in an epidote rich matrix.


 
 

Astro Gallery


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.

Featured Item:
GREEN APOPHYLLITE WITH STILBITE


Location: Jalgon, Maharashtra, India
Size: 5.60 lbs, 11” x 6” x 3”
Comments:Gem translucent emerald green apophyllite crystals on a bed of wet luster pink stilbite crystals. The apophyllites are perfectly terminated with bright emerald green color and a top glassy luster. All fully terminated and damage free.

 


 

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Barnett Fine Minerals is committed to providing an eclectic selection of quality mineral specimens at affordable prices. We thank you for visiting barnettfineminerals.com and invite you to check back for frequent updates.

Featured Item:

EMERALD

Location: Kenticha mine, Kenticha pegmatite field, Sidamo-Borana Province, Ethiopia
Size: 2.5X1.7X1.5CM
Item no #: SHAKI0004
Description:A fantastic 71.35 carat emerald from the new finds in the Kenticha Pegmatite Field, outside of Shakiso, in the Sidamo-Borana Province of Ethiopia! This fine crystal has deep emerald green color and shows nice zoning when backlit that is quite unique to this find. It is included with needles of biotite mica and is a sharp, well-formed and nicely terminated crystal. No significant damage. This new emerald deposit was discovered in 2015, to the best of my knowledge, but it has been only recently that many specimens have hit the market. I was fortunate enough to acquire a sizeable batch of fine crystals, along with some gem rough that I’m having cut. Joe Budd photo.

 


 


Russ Behnke Minerals

For over thirty years I have been dedicated to offering the best possible  mineral specimens. 
 Some of these may have especially fine form, while others have great color or superb crystallization or rare associations.
Specimens with a great story behind them and an interesting provenance are also of special interest.
Owning the best one can is one of life’s rare pure joys. I hope you can spare a moment and enjoy the specimens on my site.

Featured Item:

TOPAZ

Location: Teofilo Otoni, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 5.75″ across
Comments:  “I used to gaze at this piece back in the late 1960’s when this was about as fine a specimen as anyone could hope to get”. Collection of Russ BEHNKE, Meriden, Connecticut, U.S.A
Photo : Russ BEHNKE.

 


 


John Betts Fine Minerals
 

Customer satisfaction is my primary goal. I pledge:
  1. New minerals will be added to this site every week.
  2. All minerals offered will be naturally crystallized specimens – no fakes, no irradiation, no crystals glued on matrix.
  3. Photographs will accurately represent each item – no exaggeration, enhancement or retouching flaws.
  4. Mineral species and localities will be accurately listed on labels with each specimen.
  5. Only the exact item pictured on the site will be shipped – no substitutes.
  6. All items will be shipped via US Postal Service, usually the next business day after the order is finalized.
  7. Each mineral will be individually wrapped and carefully packaged to prevent damage during shipping.
  8. All historic labeling, if available, will be included with each mineral.
  9. Returns are gladly accepted. No questions asked, no explanation necessary.
  10. All customer information will be kept confidential and never shared or sold.
  11. 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:

Featured Item:
Tanzanite Crystal

Location: Karo Mine, Merelani Hills, western slope of Lelatama Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania
Size: Overall – 25x14x12 mm – Size of individual crystals: 25 mm
Item #: 72604
Comments:  Superb gem crystal of transparent tanzanite crystal, the trichroic blue-violet gem variety of the mineral zoisite, with lustrous crystal faces. The tanzanite crystal is clean with no dark inclusions. Shows good color change: front=blue, side=violet. No damage. Weight: 47.4 carats.


 
Böhm Mineralien


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. 

 

 

Featured Item:
Barite


Location: Pöhla-Tellerhäuser mine, Pöhla, Erzgebirge, Saxony
Size:  9 x 5 x 6 cm
Comments:For sale comes a smaller level with golden barite crystals on quartz. The barite crystals have sizes of about 15 mm. Pöhla-Tellerhäuser has been closed since 1991, so that no new finds can be expected from here.


 

 
 

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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

Featured Item:
Emerald Beryl Crystal


Location: Oromia Region, Ethiopia
Size:  10 x 7 x 5 mm
Comments: This beryl, variety emerald, crystal is from Shakiso in the Kenticha pegmatite field, Oromia Region, Ethiopia. Several pegmatites exist in this region and a variety of minerals including beryl, variety emerald, can be found there. Beryl is a silicate that contains the elements Be, Al, Cr, Si and O. When in pure form it is colorless. However trace impurities, such as chromium and vanadium can be present in the crystal lattice creating a variety of colors including the green gem variety named emerald. This crystal is transparent with lightly etched prism faces and a glass luster. It is double terminated.


 

 
 

Chuck's Rocks

I founded ChucksRocks.com in 2007 as
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!

Featured Item:
Calcite

Location: Fletcher Mine, Reynolds County, Missouri
Size: Maximum dimension approximately 3.1″ (79 mm)
Item #: 502-28
Description: –


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Created in 1988 as a part time business to buy, sell and trade minerals, carved rocks, gems and jewels, Collection Arkane business was initially carried at trade shows in Quebec and Ontario provinces until 2004. With time, inventories of carved rocks, gems and jewels were replaced solely with fine minerals. In 2012, Collection Arkane business activities re-started at trade shows in Montreal followed by the creation of a website in 2016.
We hope you will enjoy your visit of Collection Arkane website. You will find herein specimens from private collections that have recently been purchased, and from new inventory of fine minerals that we find for our devoted clients. The core of our inventory consists of fine minerals from Canadian localities. New minerals added every week. Comments, inquiries and questions are welcome and we do our very best to follow up on all of them.

Featured Item:
Stilbite, Epidote

Location: Diaboukara, Diakon, Kayes Region, Mali
Size: small cabinet. 9.8 x 6.6 x 3.5 cm
Item #: 8354-7795
Description: A 3-cm wide sphere of yellow Stilbite crystals is nicely perched atop a large stack of dark green Epidote crystals up to 2.8 cm long, associated with white to yellow Stellerite and a small spherule of Prehnite. On lucite base which can be removed upon request.


The Collector's Edge

The Collector’s Edge Minerals, Inc. is an acknowledged, industry-leader in locating, exploring, and developing mining properties for their mineral specimen and gemstone potential. As a professional mineral specimen mining company, we have developed special specimen location and extraction techniques that dramatically improve the quality and quantity of specimens removed from crystal cavities.
We, also, apply leading-edge mining and recovery techniques to our gemstone mining operations.

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.

Featured Item:
Zoisite v. Tanzanite, Calcite

Location: Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mts, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region, Tanzania
Size: 5.5 x 5.0 x 2.5 cm
Item #: 10556
Comments: A rare matrix example of Tanzanite, with a vivid rich blue crystal partially embedded in white calcite. An unusual and interesting specimen from noted German collector Gerhard Wagner. The tanzanite has great color and rich, facet-quality translucency indicative of the most valuable gem rough material. Some incomplete faces as seen.


 


Collector Showcase


Enjoy browsing our galleries of quality minerals that we have for sale.

Click any image for additional photos and information Contact us with questions or concerns .
Thanks for stopping by.

Doug Wahl

Featured Item:
Elbaite Tourmaline

Location: Stak Nalla, Haramosh Mountains, Skardu District, Baltistan, Pakistan
Size: 1.5 x 1.2 x .8 inches. Large crystal is 1.2 inches long
Item: 1963
Comments: Bicolored Elbaite Tourmaline with Albite crystals.

 


 

The Crystal Fraction is dedicated to finding and presenting fine mineral specimens from all over the globe. Based in Tasmania, Australia, we specialise in unique Crocoite and Gold specimens from various localities.
Featured Item:
RHODOCHROSITE WITH QUARTZ, FLUORITE & HUBNERITE

Location: Sweet Home mine, Alma. Colorado
Size: approximately 110 x 65 x 40mm
Weight: Approximately 600 grams
Item #: RHO101
Comments: A well balanced specimen of Sweet Home Rhodochrosite on Quartz with Fluorite & Hubnerite. The rhombs are complete with good colour and contrast well with the clear to opaque Quartz crystals. Some of the Rhodo rhombs have Hubnerite included within them. This is a great display specimen from a classic locality.


 

The Crystal Mine

The CRYSTAL MINE has quality mineral specimens and crystal specimens from large cabinet to thumbnail sizes, with pictures/photos of our mineral and gemstone specimens offered. We have specimens available from Mexico, China, USA, Europe, Peru, Africa and the rest of the world. We also offer self collected mineral specimens from mines and locations in the Western United States, not offered anywhere else.
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.
Please take a look and see what you think. Thank you.

Featured Item:
Vanadinite

Location: ACF mine area, Mibladen mining district, Midelt, Khenifra province, Meknes-Tafilalet region, Morocco
Size: 6.5 x 7.2 cm
Weight: 135g
Item #: JC9091
Comments:Brownish red crystals. Displays nicely from several different angles. Very minor ding on two crystals. I took photos from several different angles to give a good idea how well it displays.


 
 

 

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Top quality material from the latest finds at the best prices.

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.

Featured Item:
Yellow Baryte Crystal

Location: Brukkaros Complex Berseba Townlands Keetmanshoop District, Karas Region, Namibia
Size: 33x22x103mm
Weight: 133g
Item #: 28249
Comments: Transparent, sharp, well formed prismatic crystals with a distinctive golden amber hue.


 
 

 

Crystal-Treasure
Featured Item:

Tri-colored blue-green Tourmaline Crystal

Location: Paprok, Nuristan Province (Nurestan; Nooristan), Afghanistan
Size: 25,0 x 11,4 x 10,0 mm
Weight: 27,81 ct or 5,562 g
Item #:  km14-116
Comments: –


 

Other Websites of Interests

2NeatBooks

The majority of our materials are one-of-a-kind and are out-of-print, and include many
hard-to-find publications. Check our stock for in-print items too – you will love the savings!
For Sale: Publications in the fields
of geology, geoscience, hydrology, mineralogy, paleonotology,
sedimentology, petroleum, meteoritic, oceanography, water supply,
ground water, aquifers, biology, natural history, archaeology,
seismology, wave dynamics, anthropology, ethnology, history, earth
sciences and more – including papers, guidebooks, reports, circulars,
proceedings, maps, bulletins, books, more … for sale.. United States
and world-wide!



AAA
Minerals
International

AAA Minerals
specializes in providing worldwide clients with fine Chinese minerals,
fossils and carving stones. It also offers full services for purchasing
tours, locality/mine visiting, mining projects and customized plans in
China.


Absolute
Clarity &
Calibration, LLC

Absolute Clarity and
Calibration offers on-site field service, microscope repair and
refurbishments, NIST traceable optical calibration and sales of CNC
Video systems, new and refurbished microscopes, bulbs and lighting
equipment. With ACC you will see the difference Super Wide field Meiji Microscopes as well as our own
imported economical microscope systems. Our specialty is repair and
refurbished of microscopes.


Aerolite
Meteorites

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 â?? 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
image gallery



African
 
Gems and Minerals

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.



Agates
From
Argentina

known agate dealers Agates from Argentina, Ricardo and Claudia Birnie.
This webiste has lots of photos and stories from there many adventures.



Alaska
Garnet
Mines

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!


Alpine
Mineral
Company

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
collection.


Amateur Collection Mineral Exchange

High quality mineral specimens from Mt. Vesuvius, Italy for exchange: panunzite, sarcolite,
nepheline, humite, green sodalite, thomsonite, tenorite, magnesioferrite and more…


Amazing Agates

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.


ArtGeo

 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]


American Hobby Shop

 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.

 


Amethyst Galleries Mineral Gallery

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).


Apalachee Minerals

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!


ARCH Minerals

 


Arizona Mineral Company

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.


Arizona Skies Meteorites

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
be bookmark our site for future reference.


Aussie Minerals

Minerals from Australia!


Barranca Diamond, Stone & Lapidary Products

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

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.


Benitoite Gem Mine

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

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.


Best Mineral

Here you will find the best specimens from Italy and from all the World!


BK Minerals

Range of specimens. We are also stockists of Metaphysical Crystals, and hold
a large stock of Jewellery items.


Blackstone Mill Rocks, Fossils, Tools and Antiques

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
specimens.


Brazilian Minerals

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.


Brazilian Rockhounds

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!!


The British Columbia Rockhounder

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:


Broadstone Minerals

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.


Bushy Creak Gems & Minerals

Located in Boone, Iowa, Brushy Creek Gems and Minerals offers quality jewelry, fossils
and minerals.

Butterflies By God

 source of quality framed Butterfly, Insect, Spider and Scorpion giftware.


Calaverite

 Interesting and beautiful minerals from around the world, with an emphasis on Canadian minerals.


California Crystal Connection

 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!


Chinese Minerals and Fossils

 An extensive selection of Chinese minerals and fossils.


ChroLithix

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.


Clean Rocks

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 & Mineral Company

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.


Colorado Minerals

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.


Columbine Mineral Shop

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.


Cornwall Devon Mineral Specimes

 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.


Crystal Ascension

 Mineral specimens, quartz crystal singing bowls, crystal jewelry, and much more.


Crystal Perfection

 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!


Crystal Universe (AusRox)

 

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

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
help!


CyberRocks

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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