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: 12/4/2017

thumbnail Item PS1 - Fishtail SELENITE - Chihuahua, Mexico; a large specimen of the "Fishtail" or "Angel Wing" selenite, with two distinct fishtail formations on the piece. Condition is good, with dimensions at 4 3/4" x 4" x 4 1/2". $120.          
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 - SMOKY QUARTZ - Crystal Park, Beaverhead County, Montana; a single smoky quartz crystal with nice clarity and smoky "highlights" along it's top and edges. Specimen is a little over 1" wide and 1 1/2" tall, and comes in a 2" x 2" box (removeable). Condition is good. $52.          
thumbnail Item PS4 - LIMONITE in QUARTZ - Hiddenite, North Carolina; an interesting piece, with a limonite rhomb fully included in a clear quartz crystal. Measures 1" x 3/4" x 1 1/2", and in good shape. $30.          
thumbnail Item PS5 - TANZANITE - Tanzania; (thumbnail) a single, terminated crystal - deep-blue in color with good clarity and weighing in at 16.19 carats. $180.          
thumbnail Item PS6 - CALCITE on QUARTZ- Chihuahua, Mexico; white, stepped calcite crystals and a layer of golden calcites, along with white aragonite, have grown on a small plate of quartz crystals (quartz can only be seen at back of piece). Comes in a 2" x 2" box (removeable). $25.          
thumbnail Item PS7 - GARNET on GALENA - Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia; numerous spessartine garnets have grown across the surface of a crystallized galena matrix. Specimen is displayed in a 2" x 2" box, and condition is good. $60.          
thumbnail Item PS8 - PEROVSKITE - Akhmatovskaya Kop, Nazyamskie Mountains, Chelyabinsk Oblast, Russia; a VERY large (roughly 3/4" diameter), etched, cubic crystal of this calcium titanium oxide is exposed from a blue calcite matrix. Full dimensions of specimen are 1 7/8" x 2 1/4" x 2 1/4". Condition is good. Old labels are included. $650.          
thumbnail Item PS9 - SMOKY QUARTZ with SCHORL TOURMALINE and ALBITE- North American Emerald Mine, Hiddenite, North Carolina; a 2 3/8" tall smoky quartz crystal, with good transparancy, has white albite growing off to one side of it. The albite has black schorl tourmaline on it too. There's also mica fully included inside the smoky crystal (seen at top, right). Crystal is re-healed at back, and has albite slightly wrapping around to the back. Condition is good. $85.          
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 - TOURMALINE - Conselheiro Pena, Doce Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil; two bi-color tourmaline crystals, with good clarity and nice maroon and green colors. Specimen measures 1 1/4" in length and just shy of 1/2" at it's widest point. From the recent purchase of minerals from Paul Burton. Condition is good. $220.          
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 - FLUORAPATITE - Foote Mine, Cleveland County, North Carolina; two hexagonal, purple apatite crystals sit on a small section of matrix. Dimensions are 1 1/2" x 3/4" x 5/8", with largest fluorapatite measuring roughly 3/8" across. Condition is very good. $195.          
thumbnail Item PS16 - BERYL - Ray Mine, Yancey County, North Carolina; a nice hexagonal beryl crystal from a now-closed NC locale. This piece measures 1 1/4" tall and 1 1/4" in diameter. Condition is good. $45.          
thumbnail Item PS17 - CAVANSITE - Wagholi Quarry, Pune, Maharashtra, India; deep-aqua/blue cavansite nodules are set in a heulandite-lined vug in this piece. This is an extremely "showy" specimen, hand selected from a vast quantity at the 2017 Tucson show. It stands up well on it's own, and measures 2" x 1 1/4" x 2 1/4". Condition is very good. $245.          
thumbnail Item PS18 - SMITHSONITE - Tsumeb, Namibia; a great specimen of Tsumeb smithsonite with a nice pink color and "gemmy" look to the crystals. Definitely a quality piece, measuring 3" x 1 1/2" x 2 1/2". Mounted on a thick, beveled plastic base for best orientation. $895.          
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 - AMETHYST - Reel Mine, Lincoln County, North Carolina; a single, doubly-terminated amethyst crystal of great purple color, good lustre and good clarity. Other than an internal fracture, one completely beneath the surface, it'd be flawless (the fracture is away from the camera shot, and not noticeable if displayed appropriately). Dimensions are 1 5/8" x 2" x 1 3/4", and condition is fine. $140.          
thumbnail Item PS21 - MOLYBDENITE - Malartic, Quebec, Canada; a curved, hexagonal, chrome-colored crystal of this molybdenum disulfide sits up on a quartz matrix piece. Specimen measures 1 3/4" x 1/2" x 1 1/8", and condition is good. Comes in a 2" x 2" perky box. $22.          
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 - COVELLITE - Summit Mountain, Rio Grande County, Colorado; a colorful specimen of this rare copper sulfide. Displayed in a 2" x 2" perky box, and in very good condition. $46.          
thumbnail Item PS24 - COPPER - Ontonagon County, Michigan; a nice Michigan copper specimen, measuring 4" x 2" x 3/4". Specimen is in good shape. $47.          
thumbnail Item PS25 - RUTILE, SIDERITE, CALCITE and MUSCOVITE MICA- North American Emerald Mine, Hiddenite, North Carolina; (thumbnail) a great composite specimen consisting of a number of the fine minerals that came out of this mine when it was open (it's been closed for a few years, and is now "a lake"). Condition is fine. $39.          
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 - EPIDOTE - Pinos Altos, Baja California, Mexico; a 4 1/2" x 2 1/2" x 2" epidote-rich matrix piece is loaded with deep olive-green, high-lustre crystals. Specimen was part of the recent Paul Burton collection purchase. $27.          
thumbnail Item PS28 - GALENA on SPHALERITE - Nettie Mine, Joplin, Missouri; dull-grey galena crystals are set on ruby-red sphalerite crystals in this specimen (I've always been a fan of the red sphalerite growths. These used to be so common years ago!). Specimen comes in a 2" x 2" perky box, and is in very good condition. $45.          
thumbnail Item PS29 - SCHEELITE - Mt. Xuebaoding, Pingwu, Sichuan Province, China; two deep-orange, octahedral, semi-transparant scheelites sit atop a muscovite mica matrix. There are also two well-formed, gemmy aquamarine crystals at the front/middle. Dimensions are 3 1/2" x 2 1/4" x 1 1/4", and condition is very good. Includes old labels. $675.          
thumbnail Item PS30 - SPHALERITE and GALENA - Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Russia; a fine Russian specimen of striated sphalerite crystals - jet-black and "slightly stepped"- with an association of galena crystals. Measurements are 2" x 2 1/4" x 1 1/4", and condition is good. $75.          
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 - QUARTZ with included TOURMALINE - Artur Costa Mine, Jaguaracu, Minas Gerais, Brazil; from the M. Phantom Minerals inventory purchase (their label is in box) - this specimen is a fine cluster of quartz crystals that's nearly jet-black from the heavy inclusion of schorl tourmaline. Specimen comes in a 2" x 2" box (removeable), and is in great shape. $45.          
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 - AZURITE and MALACHITE - Bou Bekker, Oujda-Angad Province, Morocco; a colorful combination of these copper minerals. Specimen measures 1 3/4" x 1 1/2" x 2 1/2", and condition is good. $65.          

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