Announcements

  • July 5, 2017 - New Auction Specimens Posted

    We have updated the auction website with 138 new items.  This week we have many fine things from long closed US localities such as:

    • Calcite from Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Tri-State District
    • Attractive fluorite from Illinois
    • Showy azurite from Morenci, Arizona
    • Fine Elmwood, Tennessee specimens
    • Neat and showy amethyst from Naica, Mexico
    • Phil Martin collection specimens
    • Neat thumbnail specimens
  • July 4, 2017 - New Update/Auction Closing

    We have added over 80 new specimens to the website.  These updates include some beautiful new pieces from China, including new gem blue fluorite specimens.  Also a set of 48 choice thumbnail specimens. 
    This is a reminder that the auction will close this evening at 7 p.m. eastern standard time. 
    There are 134 new auction specimens available.  Some really neat things this week.  Some of the highlights include:

    Fine large Romanian calcite with jamesonite inclusions
    Gem barite on matrix from Colorado
    Assorted neat historical specimens from Cornwall
    Several good specimens from the Viburnum Trend
    Two very showy calcite/fluorite specimens from Illinois
    Very good franklinite on matrix from New Jersey
    Plus many others
    You can find these by clicking on the Auction Link on our Home Page.
  • July 1, 2017 - New Update

    We added 24 specimens to the website.  This update includes very attractive specimens such as gem tourmalines, large blue Spanish fluorite, Mexican amethyst, etc.

  • June 28, 2017 - New Auction

    We have posted new specimens for the auction this week, ending on July 4, 2017 at 7 p.m. eastern standard time.  There are 134 great specimens available.  Some of the highlights include:

    • Choice gem matrix barite from Colorado
    • Many good calcite specimens from Missouri
    • Beautiful Russian uvarovite
    • Two showy calcite/fluorite combinations, one on yellow fluorite and one on purple, from Illinois
    • Plus many others
  • June 27, 2017 - New Updates, Auction Closing

    We have added another 70 specimens to the website today.  Some excellent cabinet pieces and great thumbnails, many of these at 50% off.  Also a reminder that the auction closes this evening at 7 p.m. eastern standard time.  There are 139 new auction specimens available.  Some really neat things this week.  Some of the highlights include:

    A figured calcite from New Mexico - this figured in Sinkankas' Mineralogy for Amateurs, 1964

    Gorgeous Chinese pyromorphite

    Excellent matrix barite from Iowa

    Superb old-time azurite specimens from both Greece and Utah

    Beautiful large Elmwood fluorite

    Phil Martin collection specimens

    Plus many others

    Click on the Auction Link to the right of this page to view these and many others.

  • June 26, 2017 - New Updates!

    We have just added over 70 new specimens to the website.  This update includes some neat things from the Phil Martin collection and 48 good thumbnail specimens, many of these at 50% off.

  • June 21 - New Auction Specimens

    We have just uploaded 139 new auction specimens to the Auction Website.  Some really neat things this week.  Some of the highlights include:

    A figured calcite from New Mexico - this figured in Sinkankas' Mineralogy for Amateurs, 1964

    Gorgeous Chinese pyromorphite

    Excellent matrix barite from Iowa

    Superb old-time azurite specimens from both Greece and Utah

    Beautiful large Elmwood fluorite

    Phil Martin collection specimens

    Plus many others

    Click on the Auction Link to the right of this page to view these and many others.

  • June 20, 2017 - New Updates/Auction Closing

    We have added 30 new specimens to the website, most from the collection of Phil Martin.  Please note that the auction will close this evening at 7 p.m. eastern standard time.  There are a lot of great things up for auction this week!

  • June 19, 2017

    New Update - We have added over 90 specimens of attractive sphalerite, marcasite and quartz from recent finds in Washington Co., Missouri.  Even better - all of these are at 50% off the regular listed prices!  These can be found in the Discounted Specimens section.

  • June 17, 2017 - New Updates

    We have added over 70 new specimens to the website this morning.  Attractive specimens, neat thumbnails at 50% off, plus others complete this update.