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: 6/12/2017


thumbnail Item PS1 - CALCITE on SPHALERITE - Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Russia; a nice Russian specimen consisting of white, flattened calcite rhombs along the base of a crystallized sphalerite grouping. Striations on sphalerite surfaces adds to it's aesthetics. Measures 3 1/4" x 2 3/4" x 2 1/2". Condition is very good. $125.          
thumbnail Item PS2 - QUARTZ (sceptres) - North American Emerald Mine, Hiddenite, North Carolina; a wide, terminated smoky quartz crystal has two distinct sceptred quartz crystals growing near its top - one a sceptre and one a reverse sceptre. Specimen also has a mica association along it's sides. Dimensions are 1 3/4" x 1 1/4" x 2 1/2". Condition is good. $95.          
thumbnail Item PS3 - MALACHITE - Congo Region, Africa; a cabinet-sized specimen of malachite, with the rolling masses and a few of the stalactitic "finger-like" growths that are found on a small portion of them. Dimensions are 6 1/4" x 5 1/4" x 4", and condition is good. $240.          
thumbnail Item PS4 - PENTAGONITE on STILBITE - Wagholi Quarry, Poona, India; thin aqua-colored crystals of this silicate are heavily spread across white stilbite crystals in this specimen. When I looked up the difference of this mineral versus cavansite, I learned that it forms at high-temperatures (versus cavansite which forms at lower temperatures). Specimen is in fine shape, and measures 2" x 1 3/4" x 2". $59.          
thumbnail Item PS5 - AQUAMARINE on MICROLINE FELDSPAR - Erongo Mountains, Namibia; a 1" long, terminated aqua of good color is embedded in a white microline feldspar matrix. There are a few other (minor) aquas on the piece as well, which measures 1 1/4" x 5/8" x 1 3/4". Condition is good. $110.          
thumbnail Item PS6 - SMOKY QUARTZ - Minas Gerais, Brazil; a long (7" tall), skeletal/elestial growth smoky quartz crystal. Minor crystals along it's side help add to the "alligator look". Crystal is 2 1/4" wide, and in good shape. $130.          
thumbnail Item PS7 - RUTILE and HEMATITE - Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil; a large sample of the dark-chrome hematite plates with the associated golden rutile needles. This one measures 2 1/8" x 1 5/8" x 3/8" wide. Many more specimens, both smaller and much larger, are available. Condition is very good. $220.          
thumbnail Item PS8 - RUTILE - Graves Mountain, Lincoln County, Georgia; two well-formed, jet-black rutile crystals sit on a small piece of hematite. Crystals exhibit a nice shine to them, with specimen measuring 1" x 1 1/4" x 1 1/2". Condition is very good. $160.          
thumbnail Item PS9 - TOURMALINE in QUARTZ- Golcunda Mine, Governor Valadares, Minas Gerais, Brazil; dozens of black schorl tourmaline needles run through a grouping of quartz crystals in this piece. Measures 2 3/4" x 2" x 3". Condition is good. $105.          
thumbnail Item PS10 - AZURITE - Milpillas Mine, Cananea, Sonora, Mexico; an excellent cluster of deep-blue, wedge-shaped azurite crystals. Minor malachite association around base. Dimensions are 1 1/4" x 1 1/8" x 1 1/8". $275.        
thumbnail Item PS11 - WULFENITE - San Juan Potiente Vein, Level 6, Mina la Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico; tapered, orange wulfenites, (roughly 20), are spread across the surface of a 2 1/2" x 2" x 1 1/4" limonitic matrix. Specimen is in fine condition. $180.          
thumbnail Item PS12 - VANADINITE - Mibladen, Morocco; a large matrix piece has dozens of deep red-orange barrel-shaped vanadinite crystals spread across it's top. Measures 5 1/2" x 1 3/4" x 3 1/4" and in good condition. $60.          
thumbnail Item PS13 - APOPHYLLITE - Pune, Maharashtra, India; a spray of transparant green apophyllite crystals grows up from a stilbite-lined section of basalt. Dimensions are 3" x 2 1/4" x 2", and apophyllite grouping is 1 1/4" across. Condition is very good. $275.          
thumbnail Item PS14 - CALCITE - Rougemont Quarry, Durham, North Carolina; light-yellow, semi-transparant calcite crystals have green chlorite inclusions in them and a clear quartz crystal at the back. A nice Carolina specimen, collected by Bob Crocker some years back. Measures 2" x 1 3/8" x 7/8" and in very good condition. $75.          
thumbnail Item PS15 - GALENA - Sovietskiy #2 Mine, Primorskiy Krai, Eastern Russia; a grouping of sharp galena crystals, in fine condition. Specimen measures 2 3/4" x 1 1/8" x 1 1/4". $75.          
thumbnail Item PS16 - AZURITE and MALACHITE - Liufengshan Mine, Anhui Province, China; a beautiful combination of deep-blue azurite crystals with a partial outer edge of malachite for contrast. This piece measures 2 1/8" x 1 1/2" x 1 1/2". $52.          
thumbnail Item PS17 - TURGITE - Graves Mountain, Lincoln County, Georgia; a great sample of the "irridescent hematite" from a classic collecting locality. This one displays the myriad of colors in an exposed vug in the hematite. Measures 2" x 2" x 2 1/2", and condition is good. $64.          
thumbnail Item PS18 - CALCITE - Verchniy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Russia; a group of doubly-terminated calcite crystals with nice crystal clarity. The calcite also has brown "tube-like" inclusions near it's base. Dimensions are 1 1/2" x 1 1/4" x 2 1/4". Specimen is in very good condition. $65.          
thumbnail Item PS19 - CALCITE on FLUORITE - Villabona, Asturia, Spain; from the old Joe Kielbaso calcite collection - one that he sold to Neal and Chris (M. Phantom Minerals) many years ago. Joe's label comes with specimen.... So this specimen is the honey-colored fluorite running up the side of a slice of matrix, and calcite crystals both on the fluorite as well as to it's side. Piece measures 3 1/2" x 3" x 1 1/2". $40.          
thumbnail Item PS20 - CALCITE and STIBNITE - Lengshuijang, Hunan Province, China; a flattened calcite rhomb is loaded with chrome-colored stibnite crystals running through it and laying on its surface. Measures 1 3/4" x 1 1/2" x 3/4". Condition is good. $50.          
thumbnail Item PS21 - VANADINITE - Mibladen, Morocco; a grouping of deep-orange, hexagonal vanadinite crystals, with the largest crystal roughly 3/4" in diameter. Some faces to specimen have a "frosting" over them, but this piece can be displayed in a few ways (for example, frosting doesn't show as it is photographed). Roughly thumbnail-sized (7/8" x 3/4" x 3/4") and in good shape. $46.          
thumbnail Item PS22 - RHODOCROSITE - Morococha District, Junin Dept., Peru; a rolling mass of light-pink rhodo crystals, measuring 4 1/2" x 2 1/4" x 1 1/2". $150.          
thumbnail Item PS23 - CALCITE in FOSSIL CLAM (Mercenaria permagna)- Ruck's Pit, Okeechobee County, Florida; a well-formed shell, 4" tall and nearly 2" wide, is loaded with dog-tooth calcite crystals. Specimen is in fine condition. $100.          
thumbnail Item PS24 - CUPRITE - Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia; sharp, jet-black, octahedral crystals of this copper oxide are grouped together in this piece. Dimensions are 1" x 3/4" x 1 1/8", and specimen is in good condition. $85.          
thumbnail Item PS25 - TOURMALINE - Minas Gerais, Brazil; a fine elbaite tourmaline specimen, with a terminated 1 1/4" green tourmaline exposed in a piece of white quartz. There's also another (slightly wider) 3/4" crystal off on a side. Full dimensions are 1 3/4" x 1 3/4" x 2 1/4". $100.          
thumbnail Item PS26 - SCHORL TOURMALINE and QUARTZ- Erongo Mountains, Namibia; a wide, jet-black schorl tourmaline crystal is set on a quartz crystal in this piece. Other schorl also present on quartz, at the base. Measures at 1 1/4" x 1 1/4" x 1 1/2". Condition is very good. $47.          
thumbnail Item PS27 - CALCITE and QUARTZ on GALENA - Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Russia; calcite and galena are intermixed with milky-white quartz crystals in this specimen. Measures 4" x 3" x 2", and in good shape. $90.          
thumbnail Item PS28 - MALACHITE - Milpillas Mine, Cananea, Sonora, Mexico; a 6 1/2" long (3" wide) specimen of malachite with the "velvet" texture. Edges of piece show the fibrous, radiating crystals that form the nodules in the picture. $110.          
thumbnail Item PS29 - CORUNDUM (Ruby) - Ganish, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan; a nice corundum (ruby) crystal is presented up on a white calcite matrix. Crystal is a little more than 1/4" across, with full measurements at 1 3/8" x 1 1/4" x 1 1/4". Condition is very good. $55.          
thumbnail Item PS30 - RUTILE - Ellis Mine, Hiddenite, North Carolina; (thumbnail) a striated grouping of this titanium mineral- terminated at the top and with the crystals running in parallel. Condition is good. Note that the Ellis Mine is one of the classic Hiddenite localities that was being heavily dug some years back (not so much now). $30.          
thumbnail Item PS31 - BARITE - Cerro Warihuyn, Miraflores, Huamalies Province, Peru; transparant barite crystals (tabby) are grouped together and growing off a small piece of matrix. Crystal clarity is what makes this specimen stand out. Measures 1 3/4" x 1 1/2" x 1 1/8", and condition is very good. $47.          
thumbnail Item PS32 - TANZANITE - Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania; a large, deep-colored tanzanite crystal. Measures 1/2" wide and nearly 1" tall. Crystal is semi-transparant. $875.          
thumbnail Item PS33 - TOURMALINE - Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico; a jet-black growth of schorl tourmaline. This piece was bought roughly 20 years ago, when these were found and brought to the Tucson Show (my last one of these pieces). They're "odd" in that they have a prickly texture, a dull sheen, and form in sprays off an off-white matrix. Measures 2 3/4" x 3" x 1 1/2", and in good shape. $100.          
thumbnail Item PS34 - FLUORITE - Xinjiang, Jiangxi Province, China; this is a 5" x 4" x 1 1/2" plate of dark-green fluorite, backlit to show the nice coloration when doing so. Condition is fair. $90.          

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