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.ENTER THE VAULT
These "balls" started coming out in January, from one reliable source of mine who works directly with miners at Tonglushan (literally "Green Copper Mountain" in Mandarin), which by the way is also the world's oldest continuous working copper mine.
NEW! July 10, 2019 - Explore this variety of fine minerals for sale from assorted localities in China, which maintains a wealth of variety in mineral specimens.
Updated June 19, 2019 - Gemmy crystals and stellar thumbnails... this entire gallery is just full of cute!
May 21, 2019 - Fine minerals from Ken Roberts's collection and dealer stock; retired dealer and noted field collector for decades!
Newly posted minerals from around the world. Explore new finds and old classics!
Updated Dec 18, 2018 - With over 13,000 specimens from 9 decades of collecting, Kay Robertson's collection contains many old classics not seen for quite some time.
October 2, 2018 - Rhodochrosites, found in a bright range of reds, have long fascinated mineral collectors. Marvel at these treasures from a variety of new and classic worldwide localities.
We are proud to present some of the most affordable and intensely saturated emerald crystals of quality, found in a long time. These came from a small late 2016 find in Ethiopia, now seemingly exhausted.
Mar 6, 2018 - I am honored to present a suite from the old locality of Tiger, Arizona, from the collection of Bill Pinch.
Nov. 16, 2017 - A choice selection of colorful crystals from China, including a wide array of fluorite, calcite, and more.
Sept. 6, 2017 - A huge update featuring hard-to-get gem crystals, mixed display quality minerals of all sizes and old classics including a suite of 150-200 year old Cornwall classics!
October 10, 2017 - Mixed gem crystals from older collections, generally 10-50 years out of the ground!
April 6, 2017 - Each year, we prep new minerals Post-Tucson Show of some newly acquired specimens and classic crystals from our showroom. Enjoy the first of these updates of worldwide minerals.
Aug 14, 2017 - Jouravskite is a very rare species in the Ettringite group, a dual sulfate and carbonate. This pocket produced two styles of crystals, small sugary "sprinkles" on white matrix, and large disc-shaped crystals of world-record size.