Find fine and rare mineral specimens from worldwide locations for sale on this web page. All mineral specimens on display are chosen for their aesthetic beauty and rarity including many old classics.
We regularly travel to Sri Lanka, Burma, India, Vietnam and other countries to source our material. Quality mineral specimens and mineral collections from worldwide localities.
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For sale is a stunning twinned calcite from the famous Shimen mine in China. This would have to be one of the most beautiful calcite I have ever seen, the clarity and luster, make this a stand out. The realgar and orpiment on the back bottom of the piece, add a touch of flashing color as they are easily visible looking from the front. This is a fine, fine calcite.
SHIMEN MINE, HUNAN PROV. CHINA.
84 x 52 x 47mm
Price: $ 155.00 Product ID: 2099
For sale is a pagoda style calcite from China. This specimen was devilishly hard to photograph, sorry. This is a top example of this strange form, also having internal red color (the realgar) that waxes and wanes as the specimen is turned. There is a small dusting of pyrite on some faces, and it has fine luster, and is undamaged, not show well in the pics. This is a stunning specimen when you have it in your hand.
SHIMEN CO, HUNAN PROV, CHINA.
49 x 41 x 33mm
Price: $ 44.00 Product ID: 3541
For sale is a special old time Italian baryte onb calcite. The clarity of the baryte has to be seen to be belived,(see second pic) the baryte also has the faintest of blue tinge. This contrast well with the pearly snow white undamaged calcite blades. The tan color is actually the baryte base of the specimen that has some small iron oxide staining. Overall this is a truly superlatively a very high quality very fine and classic combination. Ex Neal Smith collection.
SA'CORONA'S SA CRABA, CARBONIA, ITALY.
90 x 73 x 35mm
Price: $ 135.00 Product ID: 3145
This is the finest celestine specimen from this classic location , that I have ever seen, I never even seen a picture of one as good as this. The second pic shows the true color of the celestine, which is completely transparent. These crystals have exquisite fluorecence under U V light. The pics show the sulphur as white, its actually yellow. There are a few minor ding crystals, but they are barely visible amoungst the forest of sharp radiating crystals. Museum quality. More information and pics available.
Machˇw mine, Tarnobrzeg, Podkarpackie, Poland
101 x 85 x 58mm
Price: $ 430.00 Product ID: 578
For sale is a small celestite specimen from Madagaskar. A beautiful specimen featuring a very lustrous group of aqua blue Celestine crystals. In excellent condition with glassy partly transparent to translucent blue prismatic terminated crystals. Small and sweet.
53 x 50 x 42mm
Price: $ 30.00 Product ID: 2764
For sale is a large cyclical twin from Tsumeb. First I have to say this is a hard specimen to photograph well. This piece is compleat all round, with only one small ding, in an obscure spot. This classic twin form is a Tsumeb trademark, and this is a top example with fine luster and sharp three dimensional form. Some areas have excellent transparency. This is a chance to pick up a classic, from probably the most famous mine in the world, long closed.
TSUMEB MINE, TSUMEB, NAMIBIA.
58 x 50 x 35mm
Price: $ 78.00 Product ID: 1268
For sale is an exceptional chalcopyrite on siderite from China. These specimens from a recent find are destine to become world classics. Why? Because they are outstandingly pretty , pics just dont do them justice, the brightness of the chalco, with there incredable perfect three dimensional shape, makes them world class just for the chalco alone, but then you have superb razor sharp translucent, olive green, world class siderites. What more could you ask for on a specimen. Ex Prof. Paul Carr collection. (Wollongong Uni). Please note this specimen has a sawn base.
HEZHANG CO. BIJIE PREFECTURE, GUIZHOU, CHINA.
74 x 65 x 33mm
Price: $ 400.00 Product ID: 1908
For sale is a superb chondrodite crystal from Vietnam. This is an excellent, uncommonly good sized crystal, the fine saturated orange color has some internal fire, the specimen is translucent to some gemmy areas, the luster is the finest available. I must note the specimen is complete and has no dings, not easily seen it the pics. Chondrodite is an uncommon magnesium iron silicate found in contact metamorphic rocks and carbonatites. This well form crystal was the pic of the specimens we saw on our recent trip to Vietnam.
LOK YEN, YEN BEI, VIETNAM.
75 x 53 x 43mm
Price: $ 365.00 Product ID: 3217
For sale is a huge single blocky crystal of chrome diopside from Burma. The crystal is absolutely complete all round, and can be displayed from any angle. The sharp faces and very high luster, makes this a standout piece. Some minor calcite associated. This is an important diopside crystal, try and find a similar one
MOGOK VALLEY, BURMA.
65 x 33 x 27mm
Price: $ 235.00 Product ID: 1184