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
UPDATED - Sept 14, 2021 - We've been putting together some fantastic updates of mixed specimens from around the world, at assorted prices, species, and localities!
UPDATED: July 21, 2021 - Shop selections from the recently-acquired Bill Larson Collection of Burmese Minerals.
June 30, 2021 - We've had an exciting year filled with a bevy of special updates -- so many that there are some you may have missed! We have specially curated a selection of the 'best of' the various releases so far this year, in one gallery for easy viewing!
We blended a few lots of recent purchases; browse Bolivian Sulfurs, Australian Golds, and Colorado Pyrite Pseudos.
June 9, 2021 - Explore an assemblage of Chinese minerals, including some recent finds and old classics.
April 14, 2021 - A selection of rare and interesting mineral specimens from around the world
NEW - Feb 24, 2021 - We are honored to announce that we have purchased the multigenerational Gioia collection, assembled over the heyday of modern Brazilian mineral collecting.
NEW - Feb 9, 2021 - A selection of fine gem mineral specimens from famous finds and worldwide localities.
NEW - Feb 3, 2021 - A selection of wonderful mixed thumbnail specimens from worldwide localities!
Like shopping from videos? We've been posting fresh goodies on our social media sites, especially on Instagram and Facebook. Take advantage of the extra mineral viewing by shopping by video!
Jan 13, 2021 - A selection of fine gold specimens from around the world, including localities such as Red Ledge mine, CA; Round Mountain, NV; Pontes e Lacerda, Brazil, and more!
Dec 9, 2020 - We've been putting together some fantastic updates of mixed specimens from around the world, at assorted prices, species, and localities!
Nov 18, 2020 - A selection of rare and interesting mineral species from around the world!
UPDATED - Nov 10, 2020 - 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.
Nov 10, 2020 - Selections from a remarkable pocket of brilliant green cuprian adamites found in Kamariza mines in Greece in March of 2020.
Oct 14, 2020 - A selection of three dozen choice thumbnails from the award-winning thumbnail collection of Sharon and Bill Panczner
Sept 17, 2020 - Browse a mix of competition-quality thumbnails from the collection of Irv Brown
Aug 6, 2020 - Sharp, color-zoned fluorites from the 2010 finds at the Polish Prodigy Pocket in Namibia
UPDATED - Aug 5, 2020 - We're honored to have been entrusted with the deaccession of a selection of Jack Halpern's famed collection of fine minerals
Amazing small pocket of powellites found at the end of 2019, released for the first time now after waiting to see if more would come out (they did not) of the same zone.
Here's a fantastic "mini-update" with a half dozen drill bit twinned phenakites, from the famed Momeik Township in Myanmar (Burma).
June 8, 2020 - A remarkable small group of multicolored tourmalines with stunning purple-red terminations, from a single small pocket (January 2020).
May 30, 2020 - Over the last couple of months, we have sorted through our old collections and unpacked many things put away for years, selecting many Tsumeb pieces originating from a variety of important collection acquisitions such as Shields and Frances Flynn, Charlie Key, Marshall Sussman and others.
We pulled a worldwide selection of green minerals for this mini-update to celebrate St. Patricks. Enjoy!
Mar 3, 2020 - Explore this variety of fine minerals for sale from assorted localities in China, which maintains a wealth of variety in mineral specimens.
Nov 8, 2019 - Here is a selection of some of the interesting minerals from this famous and historic location, from Rob Sielecki's longtime collection.
Updated! Oct 30, 2019 - Tsumeb is a classic locality for collectors, and the Flynn Collection had a wide assortment of stellar fine minerals from Tsumeb and surrounding localities in Namibia. We're excited to bring these to market now!
Fine minerals from the David and Emily Stoudt Mexico collection now for sale!
Tom Hall, well known to many collectors and dealers in the 1970s through 1990s, had a long career as a violinist for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and got to travel the world for 40 years. In the process, he pursued his passion and interest in mineral collecting.
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.