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Mineral dealers in the D-H section include favorites like Dakota Matrix, e-Rocks, Kevin Ward of Exceptional Minerals, the Fine minerals of Hummingbird Minerals, Green Mountain Minerals and Heliodor. This page is updated twice a 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.

Dakota Matrix Minerals
Frank Daniels Minerals
Desert Winds Gems & Minerals
Edwards Minerals
Edelweiss Minerals
Exceptional Minerals
Fine Mineral Bases
Geokrazy Minerals

Globe Minerals
Greekrocks.com
Green Mountain Minerals
Bob Griffis Minerals
Heliodor
Hummingbird Minerals

Below, just click on the banner or the Featured Item photo or title to go to our Suggested Websites!

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Suggested Websites

Dakota Matrix

Updated daily to weekly for the collector, educator and researcher since 1996. We specialize in Black Hills of South Dakota Minerals.
We upload 5 minerals a day in addition to our usual weekly updates and Auctions.

Featured Item: Chanabayaite

Dakota Matrix Minerals Featured Item

Location: Pabellon de Pica, Chanabaya, Iquique, Tarapaca Region, Chile

Size: 5.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm - Sm Cabinet

Item #: #40542

Comments: There are about a dozen clusters or groups of these fantastic pastel blue bladed crystals to about 0.75mm. Excellent specimen for this new species.

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Frank Daniels Minerals

I am selling my personal collection of mineral specimens. I am not holding back even one specimen - all of my best specimens are included. I began building the collection in the early 1990s. It is a museum quality collection. I have seen all the best mineral collections in American museums (The Smithsonian, The American Museum of Natural History, The Houston Museum of Nature and Science, The Rice Museum), and I believe that the best specimens in my collection would sit comfortably in any of them.

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Desert Winds Gems and Minerals

Desert Winds Gems and Minerals...

Featuring a Wide Variety of Beautiful & Unique Gem & Mineral Specimens from around the World

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Featured Item: Benitoite & Neptunite on Natrolite Matrix
Desert Winds Gems and Minerals

Location: Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California, USA

Size: 7.4 x 4.8 x 2.5 cm Largest crystal: 1.8 cm

Item #: BN01

Comments: Stunning small cabinet specimen, from a one of a kind locale that has been commercially exhausted! This beauty has it all, featuring: two large, four medium, five small, and several tiny Benitoite crystals!!! All are quite gemmy, and have great color. The two largest crystals are just about triple terminated, and are intertwined with smaller crystals! The crystal qualities are excellent, displaying classic Benitoite deep, lustrous, blue. There are several small, perfectly formed Neptunite crystals scattered throughout. A covering of pristine white Natrolite makes this specimen a beauty. You just do not see many of this caliber left out there! High quality specimens with associations of Benitoite, Neptunite, and Natrolite are eagerly sought by collectors worldwide. Truly a fine quality representation of the species.

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Edelweiss Minerals

I have been a mineral collector since 1981 and a part-time mineral dealer since just one year later. I have tried to present in this site a fine selection of high quality worldwide minerals at affordable prices, many from classic localities. I intend to update this website regularly at a monthly basis, stay tuned.

Featured Item: Apatite and siderite
Edelweiss Minerals

Location: Barroca Grande Mine, Panasqueira, near Silvares (Fundao, Portugal)

Size: 3.8 x 3.7 x 1.8

Item #: WPAN-13/20

Comments: Several highly lustrous, translucent, green hexagonal crystals of apatite to 1.1 cm. across on a matrix of tiny cream-colored siderite crystals with tourmaline needles. The apatite crystals themselves are heavily included with tourmaline needles. One of the two main apatite crystals presents a couple of tiny nicks on an edge, otherwise quite clean of damage.

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Edwards Minerals

I have been collecting since 1966 - starting at the ripe old age of six! I originally collected pyrites and Herkimer diamonds as I lived in Western New York until I was 13. Now, I collect old German and Italian specimens and rare faceted gemstones. You can see some pictures of my collection in my photo gallery. In addition to my collecting experience, I have a Graduate Gemologist degree from the GIA.

My philosophy is simple. I endeavor to offer quality specimens in all price ranges. I try to keep my prices as reasonable as possible. My descriptions, locality information, and photos are as accurate as I can make them. And I value customer service - I will try to answer all inquiries as quickly as possible, whether about my offerings or about mineral collecting and gemology in general.

Featured Item: Hydroxylclinohumite
Edwards Minerals

Location: Jikhan, Koksha Valley, Khash & Kuran Wa Munjan Districts, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan

Size: 3.6 x 3.5 x 2.8 cm

Item #: Afg015

Comments: 1.5 cm crystal of deep red, gemmy, translucent to transparent of hydroxylclinohumite on clinochlore matrix. Originally thought to be clinohumite, the crystals were analyzed and determined to be hydroxylclinohumite. Many other smaller and inter-grown crystals are present. Excellent!

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Exceptional Minerals

Welcome to Exceptional Minerals! I actually have two websites - The Mineral Gallery and Exceptional Minerals, and both are devoted to finding and offering the finest mineral specimens available on the Internet. Having studied both Geology and Graphic Design in college, I find minerals scientifically fascinating as well as artistically beautiful and attempt to take the most accurate, detailed photographs possible to capture this natural beauty for all to see. Many of these photographs have been used in magazines and publications over the years and this is something I take great pride in.

The updates at Exceptional Minerals are many and often! They are comprised of mineral rooms categorized according to their specific mineral show. Updates from the Tucson Mineral Show and Denver Mineral Show appear alongside updates from smaller shows or collections. I invite everyone to e-mail me at kward(a)themineralgallery.com and ask to be added to my e-mailing list for website updates. In the meantime, please visit the website and browse through the latest offerings of fine mineral specimens. You might find something for your own collection.

Featured Item: Anglesite crystals with Galena
Exceptional Minerals Featured Item

Location: Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region, Morocco

Size: 5 cm by 7.5 cm by 4.7 cm

Item #: MIN#Denver2014-61

Comments: This a one heck of an Anglesite specimen! The largest crystal measures 4.5 cm in length and is actually doubly terminated. There are around a dozen very glassy and quite gemmy Anglesite crystals here and sitting atop them and towards the back are at least four Galena cubes which is a pretty rare thing to see. Usually the Galena is in the form of massive matrix, which this specimen has as well, but cubes are not common at all. The color of these crystals ranges from bright canary-yellow to a more creamy yellow coloration. The darker areas you see inside some of the crystals is actually the matrix beneath. The crystals are so clear and gemmy that you can see down to the matrix in some areas. In excellent condition with only a couple incomplete crystals along the trimming edges.

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Fine Mineral Bases

Using specially engineered foam, state of the art laser scanning, computer controlled milling and our unique pat. pending process, we can mirror the exact contours of your specimen within .0002 of an inch and cut that image in almost any size acrylic base you desire!

Museum quality custom display bases for your minerals, fossils and collectibles. Incredible turn around time! You can have your custom base in about 2 weeks.
In some cases as quickly as 3 days!

Your specimen never leaves your possession! Using our foam kits, we can create your base without ever having to handle your piece.

The angle and display view of your specimen is completely up to you!
Fine Mineral Bases Featured Item No Shipping, No Insurance, No Risk! Our process eliminates any possible damage to your specimen from transporting and handling.

Engraving is available to label your specimen. The engraving is cut into the base itself and is available in a variety of different colors!

Custom support props are also available if needed.

No more messy or unsightly glues! Specimens can be easily removed from the base for viewing or shipping.

Legacy Data - Because we store your base electronically, we can replace lost or damaged bases with just a phone call!

Affordable prices. Have your own custom made base made for as little as $99.99!
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Geokrazy Minerals

Welcome to the home of Geokrazy Minerals. Our goal is to supply you with display quality mineral specimens that exhibit the qualities you expect for an unexpected value. We specialize in mid priced minerals from thumbnail to large cabinet sized. Our passion for finding exceptional pieces will be evident to you, and we welcome your feedback and hope you will join our mailing list for future updates.

My philosophy is simple. I only purchase minerals for resale that I would buy for myself . This means they are aesthetic, in very good condition, and would present well in a display case. They must also have inherent value, meaning they are well enough bought to allow them to be sold at retail with some upside potential. I take pride in offering great value.

I have also established a service for selling off collections that has become quite popular. Instead of selling an old collection in bulk I accept the collections on consignment with guaranteed minimums and handle all of the photography, listings and auctioning as well as shipping and handling. The entire process is transparent. There is no risk to the seller and this approach allows the market to decide true value. For higher end material, I am extremely well networked with dealers who work exclusively with high end clientele, and facilitate the best possible returns by targeting known buyers of exclusive specimens. Feel free to ask for details!

Featured Item: Elbaite

Location: Jonas Mine, Minas Gerais Brazil

Size: 2.7 X 2.2 X 1.4 cm

Item #: Geo-1314

Comments: A stunning assemblage of three crystals with a small muscovite book attached. Specimen color is more raspberry than the pictures indicate. From the well known Rich Olsen thumbnail collection. A rare opportunity to grab a good Jonas specimen!

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globeminerals
Welcome to Globe Minerals. We have been selling quality mineral specimens online since 2003. We have shipped over 12,000 display specimens through our eBay store and are proud of our feedback rating of over 6,000, ALL positive!

We know that mineral collecting is by its nature a "hands-on" hobby, and strive to offer the next-best experience by presenting our specimens using high-resolution photographs from multiple angles and accurate written descriptions. We hope to become your "go-to" website whenever you are hunting for the next specimen that is worthy of your valued collection. And we stand 100% behind our material; if for any reason you are unhappy with your purchase, you may return any item within two weeks of receipt and the purchase price will be fully refunded to you, no questions asked.

Our motto at Globe Minerals is "Quality Minerals at Fair Prices". Please let us help you in your search for that next special piece!

Featured Item: Fluorite, Calcite, Quartz

Location: Shangbao Mine, Hunan, China

Size: 8.4 x 7.7 x 3.5 cm.

Item #: DCSHY25

Comments: A spectacular and quite colorful specimen of phantom Fluorite with Quartz and Calcite from the fabulous Shangbao mine in Hunan, China. It features a dazzling cubododecahedral Fluorite crystal that exhibits so many stepped cubic faces that it almost appears to be spherical. The Fluorite crystal is artfully positioned on a matrix of sparkling white Quartz crystals and accompanied by several scalenohedrons of yellow Calcite. The backside of the piece is also quite attractive, displaying a lovely assemblage of elongated Quartz crystals. SELF-STANDS to display perfectly just as pictured. Shangbao mine specimens of this caliber are very uncommon and highly desired by collectors of both fine Fluorites and Chinese multi-minerals. Guaranteed to DAZZLE and delight!

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Greekrocks.com

Greekrocks.com is an e-shop offering fine mineral specimens from around the world, emphasizing in the greek ones. We sell specimens at all price ranges, trying to satisfy collectors of all levels. In our website, you will find many specimens from classic finds which have almost disappeared from the market and also specimens from new localities which are very uncommon. We would also try to find anything our customers would ask for.

Featured Item: Smithsonite

Greekrocks.com Featured Item

Location: Greece, Sterea Ellada, Attica, Lavrion, Hilarion mine

Size: 11.2 x 7.2 x 3.9 cm (Cabinet)

Item: ID917

Comments: Wow, the luster here is crazy, ultra-rare for Lavrion. The piece is very large for Greek smithsonite and the color is the typical pleasant pastel green-blue for this find. Areas of white color add nice accent. From a recent find that was made in the Hilarion mine.

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Green Mountain Minerals

Green Mountain Minerals wishes to provide you with the world's finest gems and mineral specimens. We take pride in doing ethical business with some of the world's best mines, mineral finders and collectors. We believe form our clear ethics come the most beautiful specimens.

Green Mountain Minerals
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Bob Griffis Minerals

Bob Griffis Minerals, owned by Bob and Sarah Griffis, has been in the business of buying and selling mineral specimens since 1978. We specialize in minerals of the southwestern USA, as well as unusual worldwide localities. We have stopped selling at shows and have focused our efforts on regularly posting minerals from our extensive inventory onto our fully search-able website. Our goal is to develop and keep long term customers who want to come back and purchase from us. We are always open to offers on specimens and will do everything possible to make sure you are satisfied.

Over the years we have handled several large collections, including consignments from universities and estates. If you have a collection you would like to sell or consign, please contact us. We also offer full appraisal services for your mineral collection, including appraisals for insurance (replacement cost) and for donations (IRS fair market value), and are glad to provide an opinion before you pay anything. Please contact us to appraise all or part of your mineral collection.

Featured Item: Conichalcite with Calcite

Location: Mapimi, Municipio de Mapimi, Durango, Mexico

Size: 74 x 49 x 22 mm overall

Item#: PE943

Comments: A striking and colorful specimen from the famous Mapimi District. Rich apple-green bubbly and knobby Conichalcite is nicely framed by red hematitic matrix. A few translucent white Calcites, one partly cleaved, provide a striking accent. In great condition, this attractive old specimen dates to about the mid 1960s, when this collection was assembled. ex. Paul Edwards collection

Bob Griffis Minerals
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Heliodor

Worldwide Minerals from Brad and Star Van Schriver

Featured Item: Hematite

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Hummingbird Minerals

My name is Jim Brown. I began Hummingbird Minerals about six years ago, while still working in the Medical Device Industry, as a Quality specialist and leader. I retired in the spring of 2009 from industry and started focusing full time on my business of selling fine mineral, rock and crystal specimens. I am a one person shop, at present, and thus do everything needed, such as sourcing specimens, doing the photography, Internet site management and shipping. It is a lot of work, but I enjoy the business immensely and it keeps me mentally active.
James Brown, Hummingbird Minerals I built the business around my preference for mostly cabinet size specimens with nice aesthetics or eye appeal. I have been told many times that I have a good eye for finding such specimens. I was not that interested in selling at Shows and decided to focus on Internet selling. However, I realized, from my own experience, that buying a specimen over the Internet could often be disappointing due to the varied quality of mineral photography.

Therefore, I decided to build a site with the highest quality photos I could achieve, with larger formats (file sizes), such that the images would be as close to actually seeing the specimen first hand, as possible. Of course, I did not achieve this goal as well as I wanted in the beginning, but I have continued to learn and improve each year, and have received many positive comments on the site's photos. I currently use a Canon Rebel XTi 12 MP camera with a Canon Macro Lens EF-S 60mm.
Hummingbird Minerals currently has eleven (11) galleries of mixed fine mineral specimens from around the world. In addition, there is a gallery of Rhodocrosite specimens. I try to publish an update at least twice per month. I recently acquired a fine collection from Jorge Diaz Asenjo of Oviedo, Spain, and will be offering specimens from his collection over the coming months. Prices on the site mostly range from $50 to $1,000, but there are some specimens offered with much higher values and prices. I try to keep my margins reasonable, thus discounts are not easily offered. However, for repeat/trusted Customers, I am open to very flexible payment options.

I welcome comments and suggestions regarding content and quality of the Hummingbird Minerals site. I can be contacted at hummingbirdminerals(at)hotmail.com or, by phone, at 845 986 7088.

Featured Item: Fluorite with Barite

Hummingbird Minerals

Location: Berbes Mining Area, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain

Size: 16 x 10 x 8.5 cm

Item #: #D4202

Comments: Beautiful, transparent, light purple Fluorite crystals with nicely contrasting snow white Barite blades from the famous, but long closed, Berbes mining area.

Other Websites of Interest


Delta One Labidary Supplies

We can supply your lapidary equipment, lapidary tools, rock hounding tools, and jewelry tools and equipment needs.

Devonian Depot

Who is this phantom collector you wonder? Well please allow me to introduce myself, I'm a graduate of geosciences from Princeton university and I've been a collector of fossils and minerals since I was a kid. My specialty in my studies is mass extinctions.

I tend to focus on specific fossils as I come into them in my travels. For example; my senior thesis was on Moroccan Devonian environments, and so I suddenly have a massive Moroccan Devonian Trilobite collection. Or another time I interned in Colorado, and eventually ended up with a collection of Colorado minerals and fossils. Anyway, fossil and mineral collecting is my hobby, and this site is here to share some of the more interesting pieces with people who are interested in seeing them.


Earth's Treasures

Earth's Treasures was formed in 1985 by Rick Kennedy while he was a geology student at U.C. Santa Cruz. Originally mostly a field collector with an interest in minerals from the western United States, as the business has expanded, he has specialized in fine minerals and rare gemstones while keeping an affinity for classic localities including his favorite: The Benitoite Gem Mine.

Another aspect of Earth's Treasures business is specimen preparation and evaluation, especially of material from the Benitoite Gem Mine. Samples of our work will are here and most, if not all of the Gem Mine specimens you will see for sale on this site were prepared by Earth's Treasures.

Rick displays his "Rough and Cut" mineral and rare gem display at shows in the west and has given numerous programs to clubs and at shows on a variety of topics.


Earthquest Minerals

Fine specimens for serious collectors, beginning collectors, museums and decorators.

Element Displays

We offer a range of visual displays, educational installations and boxed collections featuring real samples of the elements in the periodic table.

Erongo Minerals Namibia

Gemstones and Mineral speciments from Namibia. We are miners and dealers - direct from the source.

Estwing Geological Tools

Since 1923, the Estwing family and its employees have taken pride in designing and manufacturing the world's most durable, comfortable and attractive striking and struck tools. All claw hammers, axes, specialty tools and pry bars are manufactured to the highest possible standards and offer a true value to both tradesmen and craftsmen alike.

El Paso Rock Shop, Inc.

Hello and welcome to our website. These are our best selling items in the Rough, Minerals, Tumbled, Cut & Polished stones. If you have any questions on these or any other products give us a call.

Gunner Faerber Minerals

A german mineral dealer who specializes in rare and systemic minerals.

Fetpak, Inc.

Online Ordering and FREE Delivery of Displays, Bags, Boxes, Packaging, and Shipping Supplies.

Fine Mnerals International

Fine world-wide minerals.

Fluorescent Mineral Museum

An eclectic mix of Stuart Schneider's work, books, photography, and other pleasures, including several pages of pictures of Fluorescent minerals on display and for sale!

Fluorescents.com

We sell ultraviolet display lamps and fluorescent minerals

C & C Forrester

We have returned after a several year hiatus with a new website that will offer you more classic specimens at affordable prices. These fine collectibles are from the most famous worldwide localities. Take some time to wander through our Galleries & see if one or more of these treasures could belong in your collection.

Galena Rock Shop

Mike and Sally Bergmann welcome you! A visit to Galena is not complete until you've visited the Galena Rock Shop! You will find many unique and distinctive items for sale including Mineral Specimens from around the world, Fossil Specimens that will certainly make you stop and think, Handmade Jewelry that will make you drool, an extensive Mining Artifacts collection, and Distinctive Gifts sure to make anyone feel special!

Gary's Gem Garden

Our varied inventory includes rocks, minerals and their crystals, fluorescent minerals, fossils, shells and gemstones cut into cabochons, faceted, and beads of many shapes. We have a rock shop in Cherry Hill NJ, stop in and take a look!

Gem Center USA Inc.

Welcome to Gem Center USA on the World Wide Web! We are the leading distributor of quality Geodes, and semi-precious stones from various parts of Central and South America. We sell many different types of minerals and dozens of gemstones. Our product line includes the following: Coconut Geodes, Cabochons, Beads, Spheres, Pyramids, Jewelry, Bookends, Arrowheads, Mineral Specimens, Rough Materials, Fire Agate, Jewelry, Carvings and Geode Potpourri Cookers.

Gem India Corporation

Precious and semi-precious cut stones, various beads strings, nuggets, chips, briollite, silver/fashion/costume jewelry, metaphysical supply, wands, chakras, gem and jewelry tools, tumbled baroques, spheres, eggs, bowls, pyramids, massage stick, velvet pouches, plastic pouches for gems, cutting materials, minerals specimens.

The Gem Shop
Dedicated to revealing the beauty of the mineral world! Fine selection of Agates!

Geode Gallery

Do you like GEODES? Well, then scoot on over to the GEODE GALLERY! Lots of Geodes, opened and closed! Plus a selection of Mineral Specimens.

Geoprime Minerals


* Educational community by providing quality educational rocks and minerals as well as geoinstructional materials and information to educators, students, schools, and scientists.

* Mineral collecting community by providing fine mineral specimens and recovered items of natural history to individuals and museums.

* Mineral extraction industry through onsite recovery, preservation and educational allocation of extended non-ore assets.

Geosol Imports

Welcome to the best selection of amethyst and citrine cathedral geodes on the web! I personally travel to Brazil four times per year and buy only high-quality cathedral geodes. Each amethyst or citrine geode is hand-picked and shipped directly to my port of entry, eliminating any more markup by middlemen. My goal is to make these wonderous gifts of nature affordable for your home or office. You are buying at wholesale prices! Please be familiar with my personal grading system for amethyst geodes and beware of paying high prices for an inferior geode with low-grade features!

Great South Gems and Minerals

Gems, minerals, oxalic acid and so forth.

HerkimerCrystalsOnline.com

Each of the Herkimer Diamonds featured on this site are in their natural gem form and were mined in central New York state (unless otherwise noted). Picture descriptions of the gem stones throughout the site will include specific information about the quartz crystals for sale as well as general information. All Herkimer Diamonds shown are the quartz crystals you are purchasing.


Heaven And Earth Jewelry

Your source for Jewelry, Crystals, and Gems; including Moldavite and other unusual, high quality and high energy metaphysical products for spiritual growth!

On this website wehave hundreds of items. Go to the categories on the left to see some of what we offer.


High Desert Gems & Minerals

High Desert Gems & Minerals is a gemstone mining company that supply the gemstone and jewelry world with 100% natural American gemstones. We own mines in Oregon, Nevada, and California, including the famous Himalaya Tourmaline Mine in San Diego County and Spectrum Sunstone Mines near Plush, OR. Our other gemstone mines include variscite, turquoise, opal, blue chalcedony, lavender chalcedony, purple chalcedony, smokey quartz and amethyst scepters, fire agate, California jade, and gold.


Hoff's Rock Shop

It all began in 1952, when my grandfather Vaner Tangborn opened Tangborns' Rock Shop, eight miles south of Bemidji, Minnesota on Highway 71. His was an immense, one-man operation that he ran until 1991, shortly before his death at age 96. He traded, sold, collected, and sometimes gave away amazing amounts of rocks, crystals, and gems. He tumbled, polished, and sawed rocks, and made them into jewelry. He made over 1500 rock tables and shipped them all over the world. Some of his interests were geology, science, Einstein's theories, the age and origins of the universe, and the geologic forces that brought his rocks and fossils into existence. He was a patient teacher to young children, helping them with their rock collections and teaching them to use lapidary equipment. Thousands of people passed through his shop. He also found time to perform music, serve on local boards, and maintained a lifelong interest in politics.

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