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Location: Virgem Da Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 8.0 x 5.4 x 4.4 cm
Item #: BRBRL01
ex. Arlene Handley
Comments: This is one of the most unusual Aquamarines I've had the pleasure of handling. It has been etched and has a number of micro holes that run through the length of the specimen. I tried to capture this in my photos, but it's hard to discern. It has good color; displays a bit of gemminess and is the strangest looking (in a good way) aqua specimen I've run across. I was able to better deduce its location thanks to one of Trinity Minerals auction participants. He mentioned that he had a specimen that could be this one's twin and provided me with the location.
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: Malbunka Copper Mine, (Western Aranda Country), Areyonga, Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
Size: 13 x 10 x 5.5 cm
Item #: DM15
Architectural Mineral & Stone
Size: 49 cm High x 78 cm Wide x 36 cm Deep
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 FULLtime 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: Morococala Mine, Santa Fe Mining District, Oruro Department, Bolivia
Size: Small Cabinet, 7.3 x 6.2 x 3.6 cm
Comments: The Morococala Tin mine became famous for its production of enormous Vivianite crystals on the 280 meter level in a few pockets from 1981 to 1992. Superb specimens were numerous, but then the mine manager decided that the miners were too distracted collecting Vivianite and not attending to their duties underground, so they decided to blow up the entire section of the mine where the Vivianite was being collected, thus ending the great Vivianite boom. In any case, few enough specimens with great aesthetic quality and in good condition were collected. For the size range, this one is just exquisite! This small cabinet specimen has three excellent, highly lustrous, sharp, prismatic, deep green, gemmy crystals of Vivianite. The Vivianites range from 7.7 cm down to 5.4 cm, and they are decorated with iridescent, mm-size Pyrite crystals. An excellent, aesthetic specimen with TOP luster.
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: Tinejdad, Errachidia Prov., Meknes-Tafilalet, Morocco
Size: 8 x 6.5 x 4 cm
Item #: #06
Comments: A recent find of Hematite included Quartz with bold red color. Not a surface film. Unbelievable color for a quartz suite.
On the site you will find Asbestos from all around the world, handmade Asbestos paper and information about all the things "Asbestos"
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.
Astro Gallery also has an extensive collection for sale online at AstroGallery.com!
Comments: A fine specimen of very characteristic crystal habit of Chalcocite for the St. Ives Consols group of mines. Bright metallic slightly blue-grey crystals of Chalcocite are clustered over a crystallized Chalcocite. The crystals displaying excellent psuedo-hexagonal form, with tabular stepped growth habit, crystals measuring to 0.6cm. A great display of a classic Cornish mineral.
Location: Unnamed prospect south of Colorado mine cemetery, Castle Dome district, Castle Dome, Yuma county, Arizona
Size: 4.5 x 5.7 cm
Item #: JC1769
Comments: Nearly colorless on the interior to a thin zone of purple on some of the cubes giving some cubes a lilac color and others nearly colorless. Satin luster.
Crystal Spring minerals specialize in the wholesale and retail of Northern Cape and Namibian minerals and mineral specimens.
Our is website is our pride and joy. It is also our source of income as we make a living out of supplying rocks to all dedicated rockhounds and rockshops around the globe. We strive to bring our customers the best quality material at the best price and from the latest, most exciting finds in the Northern Cape, South Africa and Southern Namibia. As we specialize in rock and minerals from this region, we strive to deliver the best service and expertise. Our customers are our most valuable asset. Come on in and enjoy the ride.
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After starting to
trade in crystals and minerals on Ebay, we decided to open our own rock
website. The cost of listing items on eBay is relative high and people
go to auctions to pick up bargains. This is good for both seller and
buyer but has a huge disadvantage if one wants to market top notch,
high quality products.
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.
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, paleontology, sedimentology, petroleum, meteoritic, oceanography, water supply, ground water, aquifers, biology, natural history, archeology, 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 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 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.
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 image gallery
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
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 dealers and miners. And that leads to today I'm ready to start cutting loose some of the collection.
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 elsewhere. 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.
Amethyst Galleries' Mineral Gallery is a large collection of mineral descriptions, images, and specimens, together with several ways of accessing these descriptions. The descriptions include search-able mineralogical data, plus other information of interest to students and rock hounds! The in line 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!
Welcome to Arizona Skies Meteorites premier on line 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 web pages frequently, so be sure to reload your web page each time you visit our site, and please be bookmark our site for future reference.
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. You can go to my pal's site Steve Perry Gem's - I refer to him as Steve's Chop Shop - for faceted benitoite.
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!
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 and minerals.
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!
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 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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