Mineral Gallery

The following is a sample selection of some of

the minerals we offer. Simply click on the thumbnail

picture to see an enlarged version.


Last Updated: 10/12/2017

thumbnail Item PS1 - VANADINITE - Mibladen, Morocco; a great specimen of vibrant, really large vanadinite crystals (up to 3/4" across). Specimen has a good sheen to it, and measures 2 1/2" x 1 1/2" x 1 1/2". Condition is fine. $425.          
thumbnail Item PS2 - CERUSSITE on BARITE - Toussit, Oujda-Angad Province, Morocco; a quality specimen of gemmy cerussite crystals, intermixed with light-pink barite sheafs, and spread across the top of a 3 3/4" x 3" x 2 1/4" piece of matrix. Acquired some years back when more of the "good cerussites" seemed to be on the market. $230.          
thumbnail Item PS3 - EMERALD and QUARTZ - Rist Mine, Hiddenite, North Carolina; a truly remarkable specimen, with an emerald actually growing out of the side of a nice (smoky) quartz crystal (you can see the emerald inside the quartz). It's the first such specimen I've ever come across. This was part of a collection I bought this summer, and it was just returned from cleaning (thanks Sandor Fuss - Mile High Cleaning Labs!). It was dug out in the early 1970's. Dimensions are 3 1/4" x 1 1/8" x 2 1/8". Emerald has good color and clarity, and quartz termination is perfect (there's also rutile at it's bottom). $12,900.          
thumbnail Item PS4 - RUTILE and HEMATITE - Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil; a radiating combination of chrome-colored hematite "plates" and associated golden rutile needles. These have always been a favorite of mine; especially the larger ones. This one is 2 1/8" in diameter and in great shape. $225.          
thumbnail Item PS5 - APATITE with PYRITE - Foote Mine, Kings Mountain, Cleveland County, North Carolina; a good specimen of maroon-colored apatite crystals with a partial coating of pyrite. Piece is displayed in a 2" x 2" perky box (removeable), and fits snugly. $165.          
thumbnail Item PS6 - STIBNITE - Nan Dan Mine, Guangxi Province, China; an old Bob Lauf inventory specimen (I can hear Karen saying "old Bob Lauf"... "old" Bob Lauf... :) ). This piece is a rounded grouping of terminated stibnite crystals projecting off a minor matrix chunk. Specimen is mounted on a plastic base for best orientation. Dimensions are 2 3/4" x 2" x 3", and condition is good. $139.          
thumbnail Item PS7 - EMERALD - Old Rist Mine, Hiddenite, North Carolina; another 12-sided emerald, terminated, good quality, and 103 carats (41 carats LARGER than the one in PS4). This one is not as "gemmy" as PS4, but it certainly does still have good clarity. Crystal measures 2 1/8" in length and more than 1/2" in diameter. Condition is very good. $34,000.          
thumbnail Item PS8 - CROCOITE - The '71 Pocket, Adelaide Mine, Dundas, Tasmania; deep red/orange crocoite crystals criss-cross against the top surface of a 3" x 1 3/4" x 1 1/2" matrix piece. Specimen is quite showy, with the longest crystal exceeding 1 1/2" in length. $160.          
thumbnail Item PS9 - METEORITE - Namibia, Africa; a good-sized slice of the nickel-iron composite Gibeon meteorite fall (discovered in 1836). Measurements are 5" x 3 1/4" x 1/8". $150.          
thumbnail Item PS10 - AZURITE - Milpillas Mine, Cananea, Sonora, Mexico; dark-blue, wedge-shaped azurite crystals are clustered together in this specimen. Crystals exhibit fine lustre. Measures 1 5/8" x 5/8" x 1 3/4", and condition is very good. $495.        
thumbnail Item PS11 - PYROMORPHITE - Chester County Mine, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania; very small, olive-green pyromorphite "barrels" cover the top surface of a 2 1/4" x 1 1/2" x 3/4" matrix piece. A good sample of this mineral from an old US location. $49.          
thumbnail Item PS12 - CASSITERITE - Viloco Mine, La Paz, Bolivia; jet-black crystals of this tin ore comprise a nice Bolivian speciment. Measures 1 1/2" x 5/8" x 3/8". Condition is good. $45.          
thumbnail Item PS13 - CALCITE on FLUORITE - Minerva Mine #1, Cave-in-Rock District, Illinois; an exceptional spherical shape of aggregated calcite crystals sits on top of a yellow/purple fluorite section. Measurements are 2 1/4" x 1 1/2" x 2 1/4". Condition is very good. $145.          
thumbnail Item PS14 - EMERALD - North American Emerald Mine, Hiddenite, North Carolina; a really nice, terminated emerald with good color and clarity. Crystal is 1/2" long and in nice shape. $1,400.          
thumbnail Item PS15 - SMOKY QUARTZ - Dzezkazgan, Kazakhstan; a large, cabinet-sized specimen of smoky quartz. This one appears almost jet-black in color, and has a fantastic black lustre to it's crystals (the picture doesn't do this justice). Dimensions are 8" x 6 1/2" x 3". Condition is fine. $450.          
thumbnail Item PS16 - GYPSUM - Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico; a water-clear crystal of gypsum, projecting up off a small matrix piece. Specimen is 6" tall and 1 3/4" wide, and is mounted on a (removeable) plastic base. An old M. Phantom Minerals piece (has label with Chris' writing that comes with it). Condition is good. $145.          
thumbnail Item PS17 - STIBNITE - Wuning Mine, Jiangxi Province, China; two terminated, striated stibnite crystals cross in this specimen. Crystals have a nice chrome sheen to them, making this a bright display piece. Dimensions are 3" x 1 1/8" x 5 1/4", and condition is very good. $170.          
thumbnail Item PS18 - AMETHYST - Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico; a plate of slender quartz crystals, amethystine at the tips as is common for the Vera Cruz pieces. Measurements are 3" x 3" x 1", and condition is good. $95.          
thumbnail Item PS19 - BARITE - Palos Verde, California; a 2 3/4" x 2 1/2" x 3/4" plate of tan-colored barites, with good form enough and light reflecting off the crystals to give it a nice look. Specimen is in very good condition. $75.          
thumbnail Item PS20 - RUTILE on DOLOMITE - North American Emerald Mine, Hiddenite, North Carolina; a .5 cm terminated rutile crystal grows off a deep-tan colored grouping of dolomite crystals. Dimensions are 1 1/2" x 1" x 3/8", and condition is good. $30.          
thumbnail Item PS21 - BARITE - Sidi Lahcen Mine, Nadour, Morocco; a perfect grouping of sky-blue barite crystals sits up on a white calcite-covered matrix section. Specimen is in great condition and measures 2 3/4" x 2 3/4" x 2 1/2". $220.          
thumbnail Item PS22 - TOPAZ - Xanda Mine, Virgen da Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil; a LARGE, terminated BLUE topaz with great clarity and a nice termination. Crystal sits up on a, albite and quartz matrix. Dimensions are 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" x 2", with the topaz itself being 1 3/4" long. Nice! $895.          
thumbnail Item PS23 - SMOKY QUARTZ - Adams Farm, Hiddenite, North Carolina; (thumbnail) a light smoky crystal with exceptional clarity - tessin habit too. Definitely a nice crystal from Hiddenite! $34.          
thumbnail Item PS24 - AQUAMARINE - Erongo Mountains, Namibia; a cluster of approximately 6 aqua crystals of good color and clarity. Dimensions are 1 3/4" x 1 1/4" x 3/4", and piece is in good shape. $95.          
thumbnail Item PS25 - AZURITE - Rubtsovskiy Mine, Siberia, Russia; a fine nodule of azurite, measuring 1" in diameter. Minor association of malachite helps to differentiate azurite crystals. Condition is good. $60.          
thumbnail Item PS26 - SPINEL - Mogok, Burma; a sharp, octahedral, ruby-red crystal stands out against the white background. Note that spinels are fluorescent too. This crystal is .5 cm in length and in great shape. $40.          
thumbnail Item PS27 - SCHORL TOURMALINE on FELDSPAR- Erongo Mountains, Namibia; jet-black, wide, doubly-terminated schorl crystals are grouped together and sitting on a snow-white feldspar matrix (schorl's still have some spots of the white feldspar on them). Dimensions are 2 3/4" x 2" x 1 1/2", and in good shape. $50.          
thumbnail Item PS28 - CALCITE - Sokolovsko-Sarbayskoe Mine, Rudniy, Kustani Oblast, Kazakhstan; a nice, relatively "gemmy" yellow calcite sits on a thin piece of matrix. Color and clarity give this specimen an apparent "glow". Specimen measures 2 3/8" x 1 3/4" x 1 1/4", and condition is very good. $110.          
thumbnail Item PS29 - AMAZONITE - Pikes Peak, Colorado; displaying great color, this single, terminated crystal is a fine example of Colorado amazonite. Dimensions are 1" x 3/4" x 7/8", and condition is very good. $45.          
thumbnail Item PS30 - EMERALD - Crabtree Mine, Spruce Pine, Mitchell County, North Carolina; a 1 3/4" x 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" matrix piece (quartz and biotite mica) shows emeralds exposed on all sides. Condition is good. $100.          
thumbnail Item PS31 - AMETHYST - Jackson Crossroads, Wilkes County, Georgia; a really good matrix piece of amethyst crystals intermixed with clear quartz points from this desireable Georgia location. Measurements are 5" x 2" x 4". Condition is very good. $120.          
thumbnail Item PS32 - FLUORITE - Xinjiang Province, China; a sample of the honey-brown Chinese fluorite. There are two pictures for this specimen - one under my normal photography lighting and one where the piece is backlit. The backlit one shows the great color and transparancy to these. Specimen measures 5 1/4" x 3 1/2" x 1 1/2", and condition is good. $150.          
thumbnail Item PS33 - CHALCOPYRITE and QUARTZ - Huaron, Peru; a showy specimen of coppery-colored chalcopyrite and slender, clear, quartz crystals. Measures 2 1/4" x 1 1/2" x 3/4". Condition is fine. $48.          
thumbnail Item PS34 - AMETHYST - Little Gem Mine, Butte, Montana; two adjoined (sharing the front face), deep-colored amethyst crystals are sceptred as they sit up on a milky quartz matrix section. Mounted on a (removeable) plastic base for best orientation, and measuring 1 1/4" x 5/8" x 1 1/2". $59.          

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