Galleries of Fine Minerals for Sale
This is a special section of the website dedicated to very significant, admittedly pricier, specimens in context. Many of these minerals find homes with collectors who not only enjoy the beauty of fine minerals, but also treat their collections as valuable alternative investments.ENTER THE VAULT
- Updated! Mixed Minerals in 2022
Aug 31, 2022 - A broad selection of fine minerals from around the world, featuring many new acquisitions from old collections, new finds, and special offerings.
- New! Flynn Thumbnail Specimens
NEW! June 2, 2022 - Summer starts early with another release of fine thumbnails from the Shields Flynn collection.
- Fine Wendwilsonites and Aurichalcites
NEW - September 14, 2022: A selection of very fine Wendwilsonite specimens - many from the collection of Dr. Wendell Wilson himself - as well as a lot of beautiful Aurichalcite specimens from a brand new find in Turkey.
- Smithsonite from Kelly mine, New Mexico and China!
August 3, 2022 - Shop a selection of fine smithsonite specimens, featuring a recent release of superb Kelly mine smithsonites from the Marty Zinn collection as well as a small new find of cadmium-bearing smithsonite from China - the first major find of these in over a decade!
- Bill Larson Burma Collection
UPDATED: July 20, 2022 - Shop selections from the recently-acquired Bill Larson Collection of Burmese Minerals.
- Worldwide Metallics
June 22, 2022 - A selection of metallic minerals from worldwide localities including examples from well-known collections and new finds.
- New Finds and Classics from China!
May 24, 2022 - A fine assortment of spectacular Chinese specimens from new finds in the past few years and old classics from renown collections!
- Goma Tourmalines
Crystals of gemmy to translucent tourmaline from the amazing, world-surprising finds of tourmaline in 2020-21, from this region near Goma. These crystals are not noted for one single style, termination, or color - although there are several combinations we will forever associate with the find as contemporary classics.
- Worldwide Prehnite From The Charlie Key Collection
April 26, 2022 - A selection of worldwide prehnite specimens from the collection of Charlie Key!
- Treasures From Brazil: Brazilianite and Euclase
April 13, 2020 - A selection of new finds from Brazil, including fine Brazilianites and interesting Euclase specimens, many included with Schorl!
- Stunning Worldwide Quartz
March 30, 2022 - A selection of worldwide quartz, highlighting a wide variety of colors, forms, and associations from this beloved species!
- 'Queen of Green' pocket UK Fluorite - Modern Classics!
We are pleased to offer a selection of fine gem green fluorite specimens from the Queen of Green pocket at the Diana Maria mine that we acquired from a private seller who had them stashed away since 2019. Since we are offering at approximately half the original retail prices, these specimens provide amazing value for our customers seeking a specimen from this incredible pocket, which produced some of the finest modern gem fluorite specimens from the quarry.
- St. Patrick's Day Greens!
March 2022 - A selection of fine green specimens available for sale, just in time for St. Patrick's Day!
- NEW FIND! Smithsonite and Aurichalcite from the Republic of Congo
Reminiscent of the famous finds at Kelly Mine, New Mexico and Choix, Mexico, these exciting blue smithsonite and aurichalcite specimens from a few pockets discovered in the summer of 2021 in the Republic of Congo are sure to dazzle!
- NEW! Cavansite and Powellites
Feb 23, 2022 - We've assembled a fine selection of Indian specimens; powellite crystals from Summer 2020, and cavansites from a decades-old collection.
- New! Lockhart Swiss Collection
Jan 13, 2022 - Selection of minerals from the Lockhart Collection of Swiss Minerals, including fluorites, gwindels, and unexpected locality pieces.
- Mixed Minerals in 2021
UPDATED - Dec 7, 2021 - We've been putting together some fantastic updates of mixed specimens from around the world, at assorted prices, species, and localities!
- New Indian Apophyllites
- June 6, 2014 - Dramatic, large cubic apophyllites from a striking new pocket found in India, in January 2014. These are a new style, and attractively in association with pink stilbite.
- Rare Mineral Species Update
Dec 7, 2021 - A selection of rare and interesting mineral specimens from around the world
- San Diego Classics
Oct. 28, 2021 - For decades, Bill Larson has been one of the key figures in mining exploration in the Pala region of San Diego County. Browse newly acquired selections from the recently-purchased San Diego suite!
- Best of 2021
June 30, 2021 - We've had an exciting year filled with a bevy of special updates -- so many that there are some you may have missed! We have specially curated a selection of the 'best of' the various releases so far this year, in one gallery for easy viewing!
- Gold, Pyrite, and Sulfur
We blended a few lots of recent purchases; browse Bolivian Sulfurs, Australian Golds, and Colorado Pyrite Pseudos.
- China New Finds and Classics!
June 9, 2021 - Explore an assemblage of Chinese minerals, including some recent finds and old classics.
- The Bruno and Rolando Gioia Collection
NEW - Feb 24, 2021 - We are honored to announce that we have purchased the multigenerational Gioia collection, assembled over the heyday of modern Brazilian mineral collecting.