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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.
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.
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.
Chinese Scheelites and Barytes
Jan 21, 2015 - An update of beautiful and unusual new China finds: scheelites from a new find at the most famous mine in China, which although mined economically for tungsten has produced few good scheelites and two-toned barite crystals from Jiangxi.
Blue Plumbogummites from China
Jan 19, 2015 - Rich blue plumbogummites are historically quite rare. Chinese mines have been producing these beautiful specimens recently using artisanal mining methods.
Chinese Purple and Green Combo Fluorites
Fluorite on fluorite, showing a contrast of color and form that is simply unexpected, from an old commercial fluorspar mine in China. However, over many years of mining here, nobody had EVER seen anything like these pockets of curved purple crystals atop either massive or crystallized green fluorite matrix.
Vivid Green Demantoids
These deep green demantoid crystals reach 4 cm in size and seem to be the only species in their pockets. The best of them look like green disco balls. These appear to be artisanally mined by a few small groups of collectors.
Vorobyevite (Rosterite) - Unusual Beryls
July 13, 2014 - Vorobyevite is a rare cesium-rich beryl variety with strange morphology, found only a few other places. This update presents over 80% of the pocket found in mid-2012, which is the first reported find of this beryl in Pakistan. The specimens are truly unique, and fascinating crystals!
Peruvian Native Arsenic Specimens
Nov. 9, 2014 - From a large but highly unusual find of pure arsenic in this historic mine, found in summer of 2013. Although we have seen many specimens from this mine, including fine orpiment, I had not previously seen pure native arsenic.
2014 Denver Show Preview
Sept 3, 2014 - A new selection of specimens as a mini preview of some of the pieces we'll be bringing with us to Denver this month
Tourmalines - Two Localities from Minas Gerais, Brazil
A selection of reasonably priced gem tourmalines from Minas Gerais, Brazil: Cruzeiro Mine gem-red tourmalines & classic multicolored scepters from Barra de Salinas!
New Indian Apophyllites
June 6, 2014 - Dramatic, large cubic apophyllites from a striking new pocket found in India, in January 2014. These are a new style, and attractively in association with pink stilbite.
Mimetites from Ojuela, Mexico
Updated July 1, 2014 - These cute miniatures and small cabinet mimetites from Ojuela, Mexico add a bright pop of color to any collection. Several of them also have small crystals of wulfenite to accent the mimetite.
Unique Biominerals from Chesapeake Bay, Maryland
Nov. 9, 2014 - Chesapeake biominerals, including Hollandite, Todorokite, Romanechite, Birnessite, and other unusual manganese and iron species, form when metal-rich subsurface waters emerge from the face of the cliffs along the western shore of Chesapeake Bay.
Post-Munich Show Mixed Minerals
View a collection of beautiful fine mineral specimens for sale. These pieces represent a wide variety of treasures and come from all corners of the world.
The Giancarlo Fioravanti Collection
Oct 1, 2014 - A selection of worldwide classic minerals from the large Giancarlo Fioravanti Collection, mostly assembled in the 1950s-1970s.
Wavellites from Arkansas
View a gallery of beautiful wavellites from Arkansas. These were found at the old DeLinde Pit workings near the town of Avant (sometimes referred to as the Avant Mine), in the summer of 2011. Beautiful on their own merits, this is also a perfect fit for our friends with species and US collections!
Post-Tucson 2014 Mixed Fine Minerals
A variety of beautiful fine minerals assembled after the Tucson show - you can find a bit of everything! More coming in the next few days.
Unique Chinese Calcites
Aug 11, 2014 - These surreal, elongated, glowing golden crystals (not stalactites!) were found back in 2008 and remain unique, despite all found in this region of China since then. We only just rediscovered these two flats that were "misplaced" for awhile. All come with free, custom lucite bases so they can display standing up.
Aug 27, 2014 - These aesthetic tabular vanadinites from Mibladen, Morocco were hiding away in our warehouse since 2009. Rediscovered 5 years later, we're putting them up for sale at the old prices!
Prehnite Fine Mineral Specimens from Tanzania
Prehnite is a very common mineral that seldom forms large, beautiful crystals. These unique pastel blue crystals, to 1 inch in size, came out of a single pocket in the Merelani tanzanite mine in the summer of 2013.
From finds of the fall 2012, this is a beautiful lot of colorless quartz crystals featuring unusual, sharp phantoms in their tips caused by inclusions of the green mica species, Fuchsite.
Thumbnails and Miniatures from the Carl Acosta Collection
Featuring a variety of localities, these fine mineral thumbnails and miniatures are from the Carl Acosta Collection.
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