The most economical way to establish and build a comprehensive reference
collection of mineral specimens! All our lots are priced well below retail
of individual pieces in order to provide a solid incentive to begin or
expand your mineral collection. Choose your specialty or area of interest,
and see our Ordering Instructions for shipping
and payment information.
ARIZONA MINERALS COLLECTION-
Various Localities Arizona
An assortment of both common and unusual species,
all from the state of Arizona! We offer two different sized collections,
with all specimens ranging from about 3cm to 6cm each, averaging
in the 4-5cm range. Like our California, Nevada and Utah Collections,
these represent substantial savings from normal retail, and we can
supply the "Phoenix" Collection of 20
different @ 125.00, and the "Tucson" Collection
of 40 different @ only 225.00! Get
'em now and save!
AUSTRALIAN TN COLLECTION- Various
Localities in Australia
From a recently acquired large lot, we are offering
an excellent value of ten different Australian minerals, all in
thumbnail sizes (2cm to 3cm). All specimens will be individually
labelled with complete locality data, of course, and these collections
will include both common and unusual minerals, even some with micro
potential! While our supply lasts: 10 different
Australian TN's @ only 49.00 per lot!
BLACK PINE MINE COLLECTIONS - nr. Philipsburg, Granite Co., MONTANA!
From a huge old hoard, we offer three interesting and colorful
collections from this prolific mine:
The Basic Collection: 8 different specimens showing good micros
of at least eight different species, most being arsenates,
phosphates etc., all on matrix, individually labelled and quite
attractive, sizes average 2.5cm to 3.5cm @ 75.00;
The Advanced Collection: 12 different specimens
showing good coverage and superior micro potential as well for a
minimum of 14 different species, all individually labelled, sizes
in the 2.5cm to 3.5cm range @ just 120.00 per collection! SOLD
OUT - SORRY!
The Comprehensive Collection: 25 different specimens,
showing at least 32 different species (!!), all quite attractive
and some very rare at the locality, all individually labelled. These
will include every Black Pine species the Basic collection, plus
the Standard collection, plus others, sizes from 2.5cm to 5cm @
350.00 - SOLD OUT - SORRY!
CALCITE COLLECTION- Various
From our extensive stocks, we are offering a collection
of ten (10) well crystallized calcites from various localities,
most from one of kind lots, odd localities and old collections too
numerous to individually describe. Sizes will vary from no less
than 4cm up to 8cm, all will be different and most will be reasonably
attractive, and valued at 150.00 or more per lot. Our special offer:
each lot of 10 @ ONLY 75.00, a substantial
savings! If you collect calcites, this lot is for you! Satisfaction
guaranteed, but no highgrading, please!
CALIFORNIA MINERAL COLLECTIONS-
Various Localities in California
Three separate collections of unusual species from
this prolific state, the same super-sized collections offered in
our Rocks & Minerals ads! Specimen sizes will range from 3cm
to 7cm across and will contain both common and rare species, many
unique to California. All specimens are individually labelled and
generally are aesthetically challenged: The Claifornia Sampler of
20 different species @ 129.00; The
California Acquisition of 50 different species
@ 249.00; The California Inheritance of 85
different species @ 399.00! Great variety and excellent reference
collections with many rarities!
Tasmania and Australia
From odd lots and one-of-a-kind specimens of cassiterite
from different worldwide localities. Matrix sizes range from about
2cm to 4cm, and singles will be in the 1.5cm range as well. We'll
offer a collection of SIX DIFFERENT cassiterites from six
different localities @ only 60.00 per collection! A great
savings and rare opportunity to establish a specialized collection,
limit one per customer, please!
CENTENNIAL EUREKA COLLECTION-
Centennial Eureka Mine, Juab Co., Utah
Over the past five years, we've offered dozens of
interesting species from this prolific locality. We've now grouped
ten different specimens, all with excellent micro potential, and
containing at least a dozen different species, in these collections!
Specimen sizes will range from about 2cm to 3cm, each individually
labelled as to species present, and all with fine micro's for a
low collection price of just 59.00! Limit one collection per order!
CZECH & SLOVAK COLLECTIONS
Various Localities Czech/Slovak
We recently purchased a major reference collection of a former Czech
Geological Survey scientist, comprised of hundreds of unusual field
collected minerals from a wide variety of localities in the Czech
and Slovak Republics. With too many to individually describe, we
offer a selection of eight (8) different specimens, all in hand
sizes ranging from 5cm to 10cm across, for only 79.00 per lot. These
will contain unusual as well as common species, some crystalized
as micro's or larger, some massives etc.. A great selection, old
and unusual localities, and all specimens are individually labelled
by hand. Each lot is conservatively valued at 150.00 or more, all
for just 79.00 per collection! Limit one lot per customer, please!
DIAMONDS OF THE WORLD COLLECTION
A valuable lot of twelve (12) different
natural diamonds! These include several different colors, a variety
of habits, and all from twelve different localities! Total weight
in each lot will average about 2 carats, and crystal sizes will
range from about 2mm to 5mm. Every specimen is individually labelled
with precise locality info, and these neat collections are priced
exceptionally low at only 99.00 per lot! SORRY
- ALL SOLD OUT!
FLUORESCENT MINERAL LOTS
- I- Various Localities Worldwide
A good refence set of ten different fluorescent minerals,
including several from New Jersey as well as other areas. Most will be
SW-responsive, and sizes will run from 5cm to 10cm across. All individually
labelled, and these will make an excellent foundation for beginning a comprehensive
fluorescent collection. Ten different @ only 59.00.
FLUORESCENT MINERAL LOTS - NJ-
Franklin/Sterling, Sussex Co., New Jersey
From a large lot of old material, we are offering
poundage mine-run fluorescent specimens from this prolific area.
Brilliant willemite (FL green) calcite (FL red), hardystonite (FL
blue), black franklinite and possibly others present in each 10
pound (4.5 kilo) lot. Excellent, old material! Each lot is only
45.00, excluding shipping (East coast:+17.000; West coast:+21.00).
Overseas orders, please specify air or sea mail; shipping billed
at cost. Larger lots available. Inquire!
FOSSIL COLLECTION- Various Localities,
A selection of ten different fossil specimens, raning
in size from 3 to 8 cm, all individually labelled. Each assortment
is assembled from several recently purchased collections, and most
specimens are well defined and reasonably large. No paleontologists
here, so maybe you'll find some sleepers! Ten
different for 45.00 per lot.SOLD
OUT - SORRY!
An excellent set of nine specimens used for determination
of mineral hardness according to the Moh's scale. Each package includes
a descriptive "how-to" instruction package as well
as nine specimens. Fine for the beginner or intermediate collector.
The set: only $20.00 plus shipping.
MICA COLLECTION - Various
We recently purchased over 1000 old reference specimens
from a midwestern mining college, and we need to make a dent in
this material! From material collected as early as the 1860's, we
offer a collection of twenty (20) different mica specimens, all
individually labeled (and with the old labels, of course), covering
many obscure U.S. and foreign localities. With the redefinition
of the mica group complete, there are certainly many strange species
here that were unknown when these were purchased, labelled and stored
many years ago! An excellent study collection, generous specimen
sizes from 4cm to7cm @ only 125.00 per collection. Multiple lots
MICROMOUNT COLLECTIONS- Various
From our extensive warehouse and assortment of old
collections, we offer twenty-five different specimens suitable for
micromounting at only $55.00 per selection! All are individually
labelled and will include both common and unusual species from worldwide
localities. Hours of enjoyment and study in each selection, most
pieces in the small TN to TN size range, all unmounted. Order your
lot of 20 for just $65.00 now!
MINIATURE COLLECTION- Various
From our stock of over 200,000 specimens, we offer
a collection of twelve (12) different miniatures, nothing under
3 cm., and up to 6 cm., at only 65.00 per lot of 12! These are from
recently acquired collections, old inventory, items in quantities
too few to list, etc. Includes both common as well as unusual species,
and these are great starter collections. All individually labeled;
satisfaction guaranteed! Order a MINIATURE COLLECTION of 12
for just 65.00!
NEVADA MINERAL COLLECTION- Various
Localities in Nevada
A nice lot of twenty-five (25) different species
including many unusual items and odd-locality pieces, all from Nevada!
Some are aesthetically challenged but generously sized from 3cm
to 5cm across. Individually labelled, these lots are easily worth
twice the price of 25 different for only 125.00!
Or in larger specimens, 4cm to 8cm
ORE MINERALS OF CANADA COLLECTION
A super lot of twenty-four
(24) different specimens that include the major metallic ore
minerals of Ag, Zn, Ti, Fe, Pb, Co, Cr, As, Mo, Ni etc., as well
as the non-metallic ores and reference samples of the more exotic
elements such as Sr. Specimens range from 4cm to 7cm, each individually
labnelled with mineral name and complete locality information. Great
reference collections at only 129.00 per lot!
QUARTZ COLLECTION- Various Localities
We are offering lots of ten (10) different quartz specimens
from old collections, odd lots, and specimens too numerous to catalog and
describe individually. We'll include a range of varities, colors and/or
associations, nothing under 3cm, and up to 7+cm sizes, valued at over 100.00,
our special price for each lot is just 50.00,
a substantial savings! If you're a quartz collector, try a collection!
All individually labelled, of course!
SOUTH DAKOTA PHOSPHATES
COLLECTION- Assorted Mines in South Dakota
From an old stock recently uncovered in our warehouse,
we offer a selection of six different specimens, all in the 3cm
to 6cm size range, containing a number of different phosphate minerals
and their associated species, a couple with good micro potential
as well! Individually labelled, many from the Tip Top Mine and other
prospects, both common and unusual species, but all at a great price
of only 45.00 per lot of six! Generous
sizes, order your Phosphate Collection today!
SPECIFIC GRAVITY SETS
Two different sets available, each with specimens
carefully selected for homogeneity to produce reliably accurate
results. The BASIC SET contains
twelve (12) specimens, with SG ranges of 2.31 to 7.77, priced
@ $39.95 plus shipping. The MASTER SET contains
twenty-four (24) specimens, with SG ranges of 2.23 to
8.93, priced @ $69.95 plus shipping.
Each includes our exclusive write-up and instruction package, and
all specimens are individually wrapped and labeled as well!
THUMBNAIL COLLECTION I- Various
With many thousands upon thousands of odd lot thumbnails
on hand, and additional collections being purchased frequently,
we're once again making a special offer of 20 different for just
$75.00. These will include mounted as well as unmounted specimens,
worldwide localities, uncommon and everyday species, some micro
potential pieces, etc. many from old collections. If you like surprises,
you'll enjoy these collections and certainly get good value for
the price! Just $75.00 per lot of 20!
THUMBNAIL COLLECTION II- BETTER GRADE- Various
A specially selected lot of better quality thumbnails
from several major dealer holdings purchased this year! These are
all mounted in standard TN boxes, individually labelled, and most
are moderately attractive samples at a special offer of 28 different
for just $175.00. These are mounted, good-looking specimens, worldwide
localities, uncommon and everyday species, and all of better grade
than the previous assortments, retail value over $350!. If you like
great bargains and surprises, you'll enjoy these collections and
certainly get good value for the price! Just
$175.00 per lot of 28!
UTAH MINERALS COLLECTION- Various
We've accumulated a large number of individually
identified specimens from several prolific mines in Utah, most in
the 2cm-3cm size range and virtually all with excellent micro
potential. In order to move many of these one-of-a-kind and
small quantity specimens, we offer a collection of twenty
(20) different pieces our choice for just 99.00! Excellent
value, many SEM identified, most are copper minerals with good micro
WESTERN U.S. COLLECTION- Various
Localities in the Western United States
A super reference collection of one
hundred and seventy (170) mineral samples. These include everything
from our largest Arizona, California, Nevada and Utah Collections, and
will contain excellent micro material, one-locality species, many rarities
(we estimate over 125 different species!!!), aesthetically challenged (ie:
ugly) odd-locality pieces etc.. Sizes will average in the 4cm range, running
from 2cm to 7cm. Special price: only 750.00 per collection,
worth more than twice that amount at regular retail! Limit one per customer,
ZEOLITE COLLECTIONS- Various
localities in India
An attractive asasortment of ten
(10) specimens from various mining areas in India! Each lot
will have some species duplication, but all will have good looking
material with a variety of associations and localities. All individually
labelled, and priced well below half retail! Choose you collection
by average size: 4cm @ 45.00; 7cm @ 75.00;
12cm @ 175.00; Shipping by surface mail; foreign orders billed
at cost; larger, bulk lots are available; inquire!
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