Fine Mineral Specimens

quartz with blue fluorite - mongolia
A very attractive group of Quartz coated with Blue Fluorite - from Inner Mongolia. A relatively new find. Available from our West Coast Office Only... Click on the above image for more detail. (crysco-15-01) $450
doubly terminated yellow beryl crystal with smoky quartz crystal chinese light green fluorite cluster
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A - Doubly Terminated Yellow Beryl Crystal (Helidor) weighing 166.65cts from Tajikastan. Note the terminated small Smoky Quartz growing on the side. This crystal seems to be clean and one might be able to facet gems, but the natural beauty and uniqueness of the piece should mandate it remains as a specimen. Available from our West Coast Office Only... (blumnt-15-01) $2,800
B - Wonderfully very transparent/clean light green Fluorite cluster from China (Xian Hua Pu). Available from our West Coast Office Only... (crysco-15-02) $350
uniquely terminated aquamarine crystal(afghanistan) unique aquamarine termination - detail/closeup
Uniquely terminated Aquamarine Crystal from Afghanistan. Because of the unique habit/termination, how does one really put a price on a one-of-a-kind piece?? Available from our West Coast Office Only... (dko-15-01) $1,500
Enhydro (water trapped in a mineral, millions of years old) in Quartz
amethyst crystal with enhydro crystal quartz with enhydro
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A - Terminated Amethyst Crystal(Namibia) with large moveable Enhydro, visible in photo. Available from our West Coast Office Only... (mincol-15a-1c) $400
B - Terminated Clear Quartz Crystal(Namibia) with moveable Enhydro, visible in photo. Available from our West Coast Office Only... (mincol-15a-1b) $275
Enhydro (water trapped in a mineral, millions of years old) in Quartz
amethyst crystal with enhydro amethyst crystal with enhydro - detail
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Terminated Amethyst/Clear Quartz Crystal from Namibia, bright shiny specimen with moveable Enhydro, visible in both photos. Available from our West Coast Office Only... (mincol-15b-1b) $525
Enhydro (water trapped in a mineral, millions of years old) in Quartz
amethyst-smoky quartz with enhydro amethyst-smoky quartz with enhydro - detail
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Amethyst-Smoky-Clear Quartz Cluster (Namibia). One can see where an enhydro existed, but liquid seems to have either moved further into the crystal or somehow evaporated though no surface openings are evident. Being sold as a nice interesting specimen. Available from our West Coast Office Only... (mincol-15a-1a) $180
Enhydro (water trapped in a mineral, millions of years old) in Quartz
large amethyst single crystal(with enhydro) in geode amethyst with enhydro - detail
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A super single Amethyst Crystal in a geode from Namiba, encrusted with other minerals on some sides of the Amethyst, and a nice enhyro with about 10mm of movement can be seen. This is a fairly large specimen but will fit into the palm of one's hand. Available from our West Coast Office Only... (mincol-15b-1a) $1,875
Quartz with Two Super Large Enhdros that REALLY Move!
Quartz with Two LARGE Enhydros
The title of this mineral specimens says it all - a nice piece of Quartz with two Very Large Very Movable Bubbles(Enhydros). Available from our West Coast Office Only... Click on the photo to display a closer image of the two bubbles. (ggc-15-02) $2,700 - for what this is and with very few similar pieces available, this seems to be a VERY good buy!
pryrite and quartz - peru
A nice Pyrite and Quartz specimen from Haron, Peru that fits into the palm of one's hand. This combo of Quartz/Pyrite is very desirable. Available from our West Coast Office Only... (crysco-15-03) $475
pryrite and quartz - spain
A fairly large nice Pyrite specimen on matrix from Spain. This is only one angle and there are other Pyrite crystals on the other side. A great piece for one's collection! Available from our West Coast Office Only... (pdv-15-010) $849
amethyst crystal
Palm-sized Amethyst Crystal from Rio Grande Do Sul, Brasil. Note the very interesting spherical cluster of very small smoky quartz embedded in the Amethyst Crystal surface/faces. Initially thought be to unusual - verified by two well-known mineral/crystal dealer indicating that they had never seen anything like it before. A real unique beauty - and priced to move! (bjmin-14-01) $4675
Maine Tourmaline! Mount Mica (Approx 2009-2010), Oxford County
mt. mica tourmaline crystal
Title says it all! A nice specimen of Maine Tourmaline,nicely terminated complicated crystals growth/structure, striations, etc. (lh-14-01) $725
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etched yellow beryl crystal
Etched Yellow Beryl (Heliodor Crystals) from Tajikistan. Clean internally, but beautifully etched on the outside - with at least one natural termination per piece! Would make nice pendants. Will be cutting these once we have the time to examine, mark and send to our cutter to be worked. Weights/Prices from left to right: 21.82cts - $375 (blumnt-13-01a) 26.79cts - $575 (blumnt-13-01c)
etched yellow beryl crystal
Naturally Etched Yellow Beryl (Heliodor) Crystal with one polished face/table allowing one a clear view of the etching. Can be made into a wonderful pendant with the table facing the viewer showing the etching on the back. (blumnt-13-01b) $649 Similarly etched crystals are above, but there is no table.
cruzeiro mine tourmaline crystal
cruzeiro mine tourmaline crystal
A 205ct Tourmaline Crystal from the Famous Cruzeiro Mine in Minas Gerais Brasil. Purchased directly from the Neves Family back in the 1980s - owners of the Cruzeiro. This is a dark green crystal whose color is best seen when held up to the light or against a light surface. If you look carefully, there is also a hint of blue near the base. Clean with a few things internally which is to be expected; this was bought initially for cutting, but it has been determined that is best left as a specimen. This is a large crystal with other crystals running parallel down the main crystal as can be seen in the photos. Other crystals grew next to this grouping, and their impressions can be seen on the side. Crystals like this have gone up over the past several years, and we have marked this at a fair price, below the wholesale pricing we have seen for similar material while in Tucson over the past few years. $3,600
spherical pyrite from utah
An unusual spherical Pyrite Cluster from Bingham, UT! Unique and beautiful. (wamole-14-01) $475
peruvian pyrite
Pyrite from the famous Peruvian Locality (Huanzuala). Weighs 471cts and measures approximately 53mm long by 35mm high. From the Bill Metropolis collection. (bmet-14-03) $250
quartz scepter from goboseb, namibia; ex Bill Metropolis Collection
Quartz Scepter from Goboboseb Namibia weighing 119cts and measuring approx 55mm long. From the Bill Metropolis collection - with the original label. (bmet-14-01) $250
smoky quartz specimen, N. Conway, NH; ex. Bill Metropolis Collection
New Hampshire Smoky Quartz from Hales Location in N. Conway. Weighs 45cts and measures approx 42mm long by 11mm wide. From the Bill Metropolis collection - with the original label. (bmet-14-04) $275
(Great for a pendant, a collection or can even be faceted!)
black tourmaline (schorl), minas gerais; ex Bill Metropolis Collection
Large 837ct Black Tourmaline (Schorl) Cluster from Minas Gerais, Brasil. Measures approx 50mm x 50mm). From the Bill Metropolis collection - with the original label. (bmet-14-02) $675
galena specimen from madan, bulgaria; ex Bill Metropolis Collection
Galena from Madan Bulgaria, weighing 3975cts and measuring about 5" by 4" (fits in one hand, but best held in two!) From the Bill Metropolis collection. A wonderful piece with the original label. (bmet-14-05) $1,375
For a detailed image of this piece, click on the following link: Detail
bright green tourmaline crystal, minas gerais
Very clean facet grade green Tourmaline terminated crystal from Minas Gerais, Brasil. Approx 40cts measuring about 30x14x10mm. (pm-14-01) $749
Very low at today's specimen/mineral prices - this is a real beauty in every way...
terminated topaz crystal from Utah
A clean terminated Topaz crystal from the Thomas Range, Juab County, Utah. With other minerals on the outside that actually go into the crystal a bit, making this fascinating to look at with a loupe or microscope. Measures about 35mm long and weighs about 18cts. There are a few formerly Garnet crystals on one end that have been replaced by Hematite - the label indicates the following: "Topaz with Hematite After Garnet". Note not only the wonderful full termination on the right hand side of the photo, but there is another terminated very small Topaz crystal on the far left - very unique all around and from the United States! Nice color to the Topaz also, being a peach or orangy beige. (pm-14-02) $1,200
bicolor tourmaline crystal specimen, mogok, burma bicolor tourmaline crystal specimen, mogok, burma
An incredibly Beautiful Cluster of Burmese Bi-Color Tourmaline on quartz matrix. One can even see a terminated Quartz Crystal in the photo on the left. Burmese gemstones and mineral specimens are HIGHLY sought around the world and prices have and will be constantly going up. This particular piece literally came from Mogok, a well known and famous gemstone/mineral producing area! (mogok-14-01) $2475
Because this was a Burmese piece, we asked one of our associates/friends his thoughts about this specimen: "The piece from Burma is atypical and nice... It is nice, and Burmese stuff is pretty hard to find at a decent price and probably should be bought whenever reasonable." His forte is larger more costly pieces in the tens of thousands of dollars - if this were slightly larger, this would be associated with those figures! Fits in the palm of one's hand and is probably about 2" or so.
large black chinese tourmaline crystal large black chinese tourmaline crystal
large black chinese tourmaline crystal
An extremely large Black (Schorl) Tourmaline Crystal from China with a custom-made stand (possible Cherry or Teak??). There seems to be a layer running horizontally near the base that seems to have some color, green, and that might be a layer of Green Tourmaline. The piece is in wonderful condition, shows numerous other crystal faces on the sides, is well terminated, and is something that one just doesn't see in this size. From top to bottom of the crystal, it measures about 4.5" and across piece, it is again about 4.5". (sissto-14-01) $1,275
(Available only from our West Coast Office - send an email to check availability)
fine columbian emeral crystal
5.88ct Columbian Emerald Crystal. (bgtc-14-02) $375

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