This is a special section of the website dedicated to very significant, admittedly pricier, specimens in context. Many of these minerals find homes with collectors who not only enjoy the beauty of fine minerals, but also treat their collections as valuable alternative investments.
Pre-Tucson Fine Minerals
Explore a preview of fine minerals and crystals - just a quick peek at some of the finds we're bringing with us for our displays at the Westward Look and TGMS Main Show!
NEW! Recent Finds - Yellow Brucite
NEW! Feb 15, 2017 - The glorious yellow color of these finds is a first for brucite, to my knowledge. We have never even seen a hint of brucite from Pakistan before, and then suddenly this find redefines the species on a worldwide basis, with its unique color, stunning aesthetics, and the surprise of something new from a region that we thought we had thoroughly explored already for minerals.
NEW! Hyalite Opal from TWO localities
Dec. 11, 2016 - MUNICH 2016 NEW FINDS: Known by collectors for its intense, neon-green fluorescence, hyalite opals are most often just an associated mineral to something more glamorous in aesthetics. But here, two localities have recently produced some gorgeous specimens that stand on their own merits as aesthetic primary species!
NEW! Native Gold from Around the World
Dec. 11, 2016 - Holiday Gold! A mixed suite of aesthetic, affordable, gold specimens from old classic locations
NEW! Post-Munich Show Fine Minerals
Dec. 11, 2016 - Explore a selection of fine minerals from classic localities and new finds.
Updated! Post-Denver Fine Minerals
Oct. 31, 2016 - Browse a new selection of fine minerals up for sale from worldwide localities. We just posted our second batch.
Updated! Selections from The Obodda Collection
June 28, 2016 - The Herb Obodda collection contains large suites from his two favorite collecting interests: antique European classics; and minerals of Afghanistan and Pakistan, where he was the first dealer to export specimens to the West. This summer we will post no less than 500 specimens online, as we continue to clean and prep pieces from the collection.
Updated! Little Treasures
Sept 18, 2016 - Treasures and jewels from our safes - enjoy a mixed combination of fine minerals of a smaller size. Mostly miniatures and thumbnails are included here in a variety of minerals that have been tucked away and accumulated over the years.
Ross Lillie Collection of Illinois Minerals
July 13, 2016 - We are honored to present updates of specimens from the collection of geologist Ross C. Lillie. Prepared by Jeff Starr and Wally Mann.
The Art Soregaroli Collection
May 2, 2016 - Art Soregaroli carefully assembled his collection over the span of six decades, and we're proud to be handling such a significant piece of mining history from countries around the world.
June 28, 2016 - For our rarities collectors out there, we have a new gallery of rare fine minerals for sale including many from the type locality for the species.
Plumbogummite ps Pyromorphite from China
May 10, 2015 - A whole new take on plumbogummite - this historically English material has been discovered in China recently, including this remarkable lot of plumbogummite pseudomorphing pyromorphite crystals.
Botryoidal Crystal Classics
May 12, 2015 - A selection of a variety of crystals and fine minerals for sale that exhibit botryoidal (rounded) overall crystal growth, giving the illusion of ball-shaped or hemispherical crystals.
Rarities from the Paulo Matioli Collection
May 20, 2015 - We’re thrilled to be premiering Paulo Matioli’s collection of rare fine minerals in this first of many updates! It is both a systematic and Brazilian/worldwide rarities collection. The complete collection consists of approximately 1,200 pieces and represents about 950 mineral species.
Post-Tucson 2015 Fine Minerals
July 8, 2015 - Enjoy shopping and exploring a variety of fine mineral specimens from dozen of different localities and countries at a wide range of prices.
Rare Triplites from Pakistan
Nov 10, 2015 - Triplite is a very rare phosphate with gorgeous color. It is one of the single most rare minerals to ever come out of Shigar, Pakistan region, and the crystals from here are certainly world's best of species by a long distance.
Tucson 2016 Mixed Fine Minerals Updates
July 13, 2016 - Enjoy a quick preview of some of the new fine minerals that will get posted during 2016!
Diamond crystals and matrix specimens
Mar. 6, 2016 - Natural diamond crystals and matrix samples are rare and difficult to find, and we're glad to offer these fine minerals for sale.
Remarkable Tanzanite Crystals
March 13, 2016 - Quality tanzanite crystals are hard to come by, but these have been carefully selected as some of the best we've assembled in recent years.
Sparkling Cuprites from Milpillas
April 7, 2016 - The Milpillas mine in Mexico keeps surprising collectors, particularly with the find of these stunning cuprite crystals now for sale.
Yellow Fluorites from Annaberg, Germany
First appearing to market at Munich in 2015, these yellow fluorites from Annaberg, Germany (an old silver district) rekindle hope that future mining efforts could result in more fine minerals from this region.
Intricate Brazilian Golds
May 2, 2016 - One of the few new finds of the year for Brazil was, surprisingly, GOLD from an as yet unheard of locality for specimens. A surprise find for the year!
Unusual Canadian Talc Crystals
Nov 10, 2015 - Although talc is actually quite common and mined by the ton in some places, crystallized talc such as these green minerals have been exceptionally rare.
Bi-Color Beryls from Pakistan
Dec 20, 2015 - We have seen many folks assume they are tourmaline at a first glance, despite the sharp hexagonal beryl shape, because we are conditioned to think of large multicolored gem crystals as tourmalines based on experience. Such beryls are very rare from any area of the world.
Rough Crystal and Cut Gemstone Combinations
Nov. 19, 2015 - There's no arguing the beauty of crystals or gemstones... and this time, we're pairing a selection of new pieces as combinations providing examples of BOTH crystals and cut stones.
Peruvian Atacamites and Augelites
March 31, 2015 - These exceptional examples of atacamites and augelites are now for sale. These new finds in Peru are rivaling the old
Blue Langite Specimens
July 8, 2015 - Langite is a very rare species normally, known in good specimens from only a few localities. This recent find (2013) from an old classic locale, took us by surprise. They are large, showy, and frankly inexpensive for what they are. The color is a breathtaking blue-green hue in person and photos simply do not convey the sparkling nature of the crystals.
Azurites-Beautiful Milpillas Finds
Milpillas is now the world’s finest and most productive source ever of Azurite, without a doubt. We have pursued this mine since its first trickle of material in 2007, and continue to have a strong buying presence there.