"I will say that, in a world full of characters and crazy collectors, Kay stands out as one of the most passionate collectors I have had the privilege to know – to this day, at 97, she is as passionate about minerals and the glory of knowledge that comes from them, as she must have been 90 years ago when she started."
Hauyne is a rare member of the Sodalite group, usually formed in low-silica igneous rocks such as lava flows. This fine thumbnail is highlighted by a well-placed, 1.1 cm crystal that has a beautiful grey-blue color and is translucent to gemmy. The Ha...SEE DETAILS
Complete all the way around, this Fluorapatite from the famous Medina locality is both lovely and elegant. The crystals are glassy and gemmy throughout, and their brilliance enhances the golden color. The cluster is actually fascinating in its struct...SEE DETAILS
Good, euhedral Morganites from the White Queen Mine are among the most desirable of the San Diego County pegmatite species and of USA gem crystals in general! You almost never see them for sale. This 2.8 cm, hexagonal Morganite sits perfectly atop a...SEE DETAILS
Some of the early 1980's finds at the great Bunker Hill Mine produced these classic, curved Pyromorphite crystals. The highly lustrous 'wet-look' and curved, yellow-green crystals are very indicative of those pockets. These Pyromorphites range up to...SEE DETAILS
Much like the minerals we treasure and collect, the Arkenstone comes from humble beginnings and a small start, but we're thrilled to see how the industry has grown over the 30 years we've been operating!READ MORE
The Vault is where we keep our very significant, admittedly pricier, specimens for viewing. These minerals often find homes with collectors who not only enjoy the beauty of fine minerals, but who treat their collections as valuable investments.ENTER VAULT