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: 4/18/2018

thumbnail Item PS1 - CALCITE - Hardin County, Illinois; a nice Illinois calcite from the old M. Phantom Minerals stock. This one has sprays of terminated calcites, and measures 2 3/4" x 1 1/4" x 1 1/4". Condition is good. $45.          
thumbnail Item PS2 - TSAVORITE GARNET - Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania; a nice collection of gemmy-green tsavorite garnets on a black graphite matrix. The matrix pieces aren't real common on the market, and this is a reasonably-priced, good quality specimen. Measures 1 5/8" x 1 1/4" x 7/8". $1,250. (Note that both larger and smaller matrix specimens are available too.)          
thumbnail Item PS3 - CHRYSOBERYL - Colatina, Espirito Santo, Brazil; (thumbnail) a brown-colored sample of this uncommon beryllium mineral. Specimen is semi-transparant and in good condition. $42.          
thumbnail Item PS4 - MIMETITE - Mt. Bonnie Mine, Grove Hill, Northern Australia; a well-formed mimetite specimen, with about 10 yellow/tan crystals, the largest being 1/4" in diameter. Full dimensions are 7/8" x 1 1/8" x 1 1/8", and condition is fine. $58.          
thumbnail Item PS5 - FLUORAPATITE - Foote Mine, Cleveland County, North Carolina; reddish-brown, semi-transparant fluorapatite crystals are set on a small matrix piece. Specimen measures 1" x 1 1/4" x 7/8", and condition is very good. $200.          
thumbnail Item PS6 - SPESSARTINE GARNET - Shigar, Haramosh Mountains, Gilgit, Pakistan; a high-quality cabinet specimen containing roughly a hundred glossy, deep-red spessartines on matrix. Dimensions are 4 1/2" x 3" x 3 1/2", and this is the best high-end spessartine garnet I've carried. $2,550.          
thumbnail Item PS7 - QUARTZ on FLUORITE - Wuyi, Zhejiang Province, China; something new picked up at the 2018 Tucson show - a partial growth of white quartz is partially over the top of some of the "crystal peaks" of a fluorite plate. The fluorite has a great green color, and allows light to pass through, giving it a nice showy effect. This piece measures 3 1/4" x 2" x 1", and condition is very good. $125. (Note that larger pieces are also available.)          
thumbnail Item PS8 - TANZANITE - Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania; (thumbnail) a grouping of terminated, blue-grey tanzanite crystals of good quality and transparancy. $89.          
thumbnail Item PS9 - QUARTZ Reverse Sceptre - Rist Mine, Hiddenite, North Carolina; a really nice reverse sceptre (quartz) with nice clarity, horizontal and "wavy" striations, along with inclusions. A quality NC specimen, measuring 1 1/2" tall and 3/4" wide. $56.          
thumbnail Item PS10 - VARISITE - Lucin, Box Elder County, Nevada; Probably the nicest varisite specimens I've ever come across! This isn't a slice, but a large "nugget" with one face polished to show the good green coloration. Dimensions are 2 1/4" x 1 3/4" x 2 1/4". $90.        
thumbnail Item PS11 - RUTILE and HEMATITE - Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil; flat, dark-chrome colored hematite plates are clustered together with a coating of gold rutile needles. Dimensions are 1 5/8" x 1 1/4" x 1/2", and condition is very good. $110.          
thumbnail Item PS12 - HIDDENITE - Adams Farm, Hiddenite, Alexander County, North Carolina; a relatively large specimen of hiddenite (from the REAL source!). This one is 5/8" long and 3/8" wide, as opposed to the thin "needle-like" crystals that we so often carry. Condition is very good. Note that this location is now closed, and has been turned into a solar panel farm on a 100 year lease. :( $110.          
thumbnail Item PS13 - CHRYSOBERYL - Espirito Santo, Brazil; (thumbnail) a chrysoberyl sixling, with nice green color and a slight iron-stain to it's front (sides evident when viewed from the top). From a recently purchased collection. Condition is good. $95.          
thumbnail Item PS14 - APOPHYLLITE on STILBITE - Rahuri, Maharashtra, India; a great sample of the "snowball" formation of apophyllite that forms only in the wells in this area of India. This one has gemmy crystals, and is 1" across. The stilbite matrix measures 2" x 2" x 1 1/4". $100. (More specimens, larger, also available.)          
thumbnail Item PS15 - TOURMALINE - Ibadan, Nigeria; from a recently purchased collection - a good-sized rubellite tourmaline piece, with nice color, semi-transparancy, and fine terminations to the crystals. Main crystal is 2 1/4" tall and 3/8" wide, and specimen is in very good condition. $575.          
thumbnail Item PS16 - STURMANITE - Hotazel, South Africa; (thumbnail) sharp, di-pyramidal, brown crystals of this rare mineral grow up off a small section of matrix. Condition is good. $40.          
thumbnail Item PS17 - FLUORITE - Auglaize Quarry, Paulding County, Ohio; (thumbnail) a great fluorite phantom, with a clear layer over a dark-purple core. $45.          
thumbnail Item PS18 - RHODOCROSITE - American Tunnel, Silverton, Colorado; a light-pink grouping of rhodo rhombs, measuring 1 3/4" x 1 1/4" x 1". A nice specimen from a great US location. $75.          
thumbnail Item PS19 - PERIDOT - Kashmir, Hohistan, Pakistan; (thumbnail) a single, terminated, transparant peridot crystal. Condition is good. $25.          
thumbnail Item PS20 - SMITHSONITE - Kelly Mine, Magdelena, Socorro County, New Mexico; light-blue nodules of smithsonite are in an exposed vug. Crystals have that silky lustre, and specimen measures 1 1/4" x 1" x 1 1/4". Condition is good. $75.          
thumbnail Item PS21 - CERUSSITE - Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia; a cluster of the root-beer colored cerussites - striated, terminated, and in good condition. Dimensions are 1 3/8" x 1 1/8" x 1", and specimen is mounted on a thick, clear (removeable) plastic base. From the recently purchased Danny F. Jones personal collection. $78.          
thumbnail Item PS22 - QUARTZ with CHLORITE inclusions - Bahia, Brazil; a great choice for the quartz collector! This specimen is a cluster of roughly 20 clear, terminated quartz crystals with neat inclusions of green chlorite and yellow/tan clay. This is one of those specimens that's nice to hold and turn around to observe the inclusions. Dimensions are 3 3/4" x 1 1/4" x 3". $145.          
thumbnail Item PS23 - SPHALERITE on FLUORITE - Denton Mine, Hardin County, Illinois; another fine Denton Mine piece - this one being a semi-transparant fluorite section, with a nice purple color, and a coating of deep-red sphalerite crystals growing on the forward-facing surface. A great sample from this sought-after mine. Measures 2 1/2" x 1 1/2" x 2 1/2", and comes on a plastic stand for best orientation. $145.          
thumbnail Item PS24 - LAZULITE - Graves Mountain, Lincoln County, Georgia; a sky-blue, bipyramidal crystal of this phosphate mineral, sitting on a piece of quartz. Crystal is 1 1/4" end-to-end, and total specimen dimensions are 3/4" x 1" x 2". $50.          
thumbnail Item PS25 - HYALITE OPAL - Chalk Mountain, Spruce Pine, North Carolina; a great crystallized specimen of this highly fluorescent material! Most of the pieces on the market are simply a layer of hyalite over matrix; not one that is crystals (yes, I sell the "layer" ones too). Measures 2" x 1 1/2" x 1". $59.          
thumbnail Item PS26 - MIMETITE - Tsumeb, SW Africa; (thumbnail) a fine specimen of gemmy, terminated mimetite crystals from a classic locality. $25.          
thumbnail Item PS27 - KUNZITE - Nuristan, Afghanistan; a 2 1/4" long, pink spodumene crystal. Condition is very good, and crystal is 1/2" wide. $95.          
thumbnail Item PS28 - AQUAMARINE - Minas Gerais, Brazil; a 1 3/4" long, terminated aqua crystal with really good clarity. Note that this isn't a complete crystal, meaning that there's breakage on the back side (it could however be some great cutting material if so desired). Crystal is 1 1/8" wide. $85.          
thumbnail Item PS29 - APATITE - Ipira, Bahia, Brazil; a large example of this deep indigo-blue Brazilian apatite that came on the market some years back. This one is 2 1/2" tall and roughly 1 1/2" wide at it's base. The color is what made these an easy sell back when we used to see them at shows. From a recently purchased collection. $95.          
thumbnail Item PS30 - PENTAGONITE - Wagholi Quarry, India; (thumbnail) a really nice radiating cluster of blue pentagonite crystals; some twins. From a recently purchased thumbnail collection. Condition is fine. $34.          
thumbnail Item PS31 - AMBER - Santander Province, Columbia; a nice, golden-yellow, transparant piece of amber, measuring 1 3/4" x 1" x 3/4". Condition is very good. $105.          
thumbnail Item PS32 - AMMOLITE - Alberta, Canada; a polished specimen of this opalized ammonite, showing orange, green, yellow and red colors. Measures 2" x 2" x 1/4". $80.          
thumbnail Item PS33 - EPIDOTE in QUARTZ- Minas Gerais, Brazil; clear, terminated quartz crystals have a very noticeable inclusion of green epidote crystals. Measures 5 1/4" x 1 3/4" x 2 1/4", and in fine condition. A nice addition for the quartz collector! $165.          
thumbnail Item PS34 - GROSSULAR GARNET - Sierra de la Cruces, Coahuila, Mexico; (thumbnail) two deep-pink garnets are perched atop a small piece of matrix. Condition is good. $20.          

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