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russian ural mountains mineral slab
russian ural mountains mineral slab framed
Russian Mineral Slab most likely from the Ural Mountains, measuring approximately 7-5/8"x5-3/8" - with the frame measuring 10-3/4"x8-1/2". Aesthetically beautiful and entirely natural. Note the incredible symmetry which seems almost too perfect to have been created by nature! This contains Azurite (blue) and some Malachite (green), but the other colors/minerals are currently unknown - the colors blend harmoniously. Excuse the reflections which are present in the photo due to the high gloss of the slab. If you click on the upper image, a larger image will display. This piece of natural artistry is housed in a custom cut/joined frame, matte black, with two borders of a reddish color which pick up the reddish orange in the slab itself - a wonderful marriage of the art and frame! (This piece is ready to hang, having all the hardware/wire on the back) Truly a piece of art that, if more common and available, perhaps some art galleries would hang on their walls. This is a piece of natural art that can grace someones home and one doesn't have to worry about the same issues as a standard piece of art on canvas, paper, etc. (minruss-17-01) $900 (Note that we saw some slabs from Russia in Tucson (2017) of about the same size, housed in a non-custom inexpensive frame from most likely a bargain outlet. The colors were more of the blue/green that are common when one indeed finds a 'similar' item but the symmetry and design was not present. If that particular piece were priced based on retail markups, it would be selling for $1400-$2100. In an email conversation with a well-known on-line auction house, they estimated this piece would sell for between $1000 - $2000, without the frame.)
ancient Sri Lankan coin
Ancient Sri Lankan Coin found in the gem pits of Sri Lanka. It has a gold color, but believed to be gold-plated. To pass on all the current information we have - "found in an old gem pit...There had been several crystals & beads with a hole inside which they believe are from Mukkaru...Mukkaru is a group of people lived here (Sri Lanka) several centuries ago...it believes to be from 12th c. A.D." (minco-17-01) $200
Murchie Gold Mining Uncancelled Stock Certificate - 100 shares, dated 1906
uncancelled mining stock certificiate - front uncancelled 1906 mining stock certificate - back
$250 - Mint Condition; previously priced at far more!... Rare and hard to find uncancelled and in this condition with all the authorized signatures, gold embossed seal, etc.
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Iolite Carved Chameleon Weighing 77cts
iolite carved chameleon
iolite carved chameleon iolite carved chameleon
Chameleon carved out of Madagascar Iolite. Comes with the custom hand-carved base which we have seen selling for figures of approximately $50. Iolite is trichoic and depending on the orientation of the carving, you will see various colors; the main color is a light purple to bluish purple, and then the expected grey in some areas when looking from the front or from the back of the piece. Unique and shows the trichoic properties of Iolite - far more interesting and shows the skill of the individual who carved it, vs. the cubes of Iolite that one sometimes sees that shows this property. Large photos showing detail are available upon request. (btree-15-01) $675 (That is less than $10 per carat!) Available from our West Coast Office Only...
Crucible from the McCoy Cinnabar (Mercury) Mine
While in the area of Gold Country in CA about a year ago, we had the good fortune to stumble upon some mining memorabilia, which is easier said than done, as out west these items are VERY collectible and have high values associated with them. We purchased 4 crucibles (all that were available) which originated at the McCoy Cinnabar Mine in Nevada. These items are great for a curio cabinet, a shelf, etc. and represent the long ago wild west where mining was actively producing important minerals and not just precious metals of gold and silver. Cinnabar when heated will produce mercury, another important product for separating gold as well as everyday items such as thermometers. We are offering the first crucible for sale. The crucible stands about 4" high and since it was actually used, there are flow lines of flux and other things on the sides, including a few small chips on the rim which is to be expected. The flow lines make the item more interesting and add character; we turned this area to the camera for the photo. It is surprising that these items have survived, as they usually broke or were discarded. The estimate of the age is most likely about the 1920 timeframe. Priced to move at only $100 including shipping and insurance!. Note - U.S. Shipping Only; Inquire for International Shipping. McCoy Mine Info
Male Ant in Amber
Male Ant in Amber - Wonderful Example/Specimen. Age would be somewhere in the vicinity of 50 Million years old - possibly older. We do not have the knowledge of ancient entomology, but believe the estimated age is approximately correct. This particular piece has been in the All That Glitters Office for decades. One of the finest easily seen prehistoric ants we have encountered and that is why it was purchased initially. It never made it for sale as it was a conversation piece - but now, after about 25 years, it is available for sale. One can clearly see the ant in the photo as well as with the naked eye. The amber is crystal clear - near one section of the piece, there are some amber spangles. If one has a loupe, a magnifying glass or microscope, one can spend hours view the ant as it is EXTREMELY well preserved and the minute details are astonishing! This is genuine Amber - you may see insects in Copal, and some will call it amber, but Copal is not as old as Amber and it isn't Amber - and sells for less. Our fine True Amber example is only - $575.
We have seen lesser quality examples of insects in amber selling for much more. To see an auction piece and the price it sold for, click on the following link - note the orienation of the insect - a far cry from the nicely displayed insect in our amber, which allows one to see the entire insect in detail. Auction Piece
If interested in the brass stand, add $75 to the price of the amber AND receive free shipping/insurance! Note - U.S. Shipping Only; Inquire for International Shipping.
This Unique Amber Specimen comes with the professional photo mounted on foam core as shown in the photo.
For a more detailed photo of this piece, click on the image above.
tobacco label
THIS IS AN ORIGINAL TOBACCO CADDY LABEL This label was printed during the 1880ís for the intention of being pasted on a crate or barrel of tobacco. Caddy labels are one of the best examples of early color printing in a large format. APPROX. SIZE(inches): 6.75 x 13.50 inches APPROX. AGE: 1880-1900 DESCRIPTION: Image of miner holding the famous welcome nugget from Australia. CONDITION: Mint ORIGIN: Virginia SHIPPER/GROWER:T. C. Williams Co Someone we know encountered a hoard of Tobacco Labels back in about the 1970s. They were stored by the printer in a warehouse in the SC area of the US and they printed all kinds of labels. For those in the jewelery/gemstone trade, the mining ones are of interest. We have a few of these matted and framed and hanging in our headquarters office. These are ORIGINAL and from about the 1880's time frame; believe it was printed using the stone lithography process. Super for framing for a store, office or home and it is a genuine original label and not a copy! We have two matted, ramed and hanging in the All That Glitters office! A few years ago, items like this were selling at $300 at auction (not online, but auctions houses) - current value unknown. $225 including shipping/insurance. (Note - U.S. Shipping Only; Inquire for International Shipping.) (tlm-14-01p) Two Available.
tobacco label
THIS IS AN ORIGINAL TOBACCO CADDY LABEL This label was printed during the 1880ís for the intention of being pasted on a crate or barrel of tobacco. Caddy labels are one of the best examples of early color printing in a large format. APPROX. SIZE(inches): 10.75 x 10.75 inches APPROX. AGE: 1880-1900 DESCRIPTION: Image of miner holding the famous welcome nugget from Australia. CONDITION: Mint ORIGIN: Virginia SHIPPER/GROWER:T. C. Williams Co Someone we know encountered a hoard of Tobacco Labels back in about the 1970s. They were stored by the printer in a warehouse in the SC area of the US and they printed all kinds of labels. For those in the jewelery/gemstone trade, the mining ones are of interest. We have a few of these matted and framed and hanging in our headquarters office. These are ORIGINAL and from about the 1880's time frame; believe it was printed using the stone lithography process. Super for framing for a store, office or home and it is a genuine original label and not a copy! We have two matted, ramed and hanging in the All That Glitters office! A few years ago, items like this were selling at $300 at auction (not online, but auctions houses) - current value unknown. $225 including shipping/insurance. (Note - U.S. Shipping Only; Inquire for International Shipping.) (tlm-14-02p) Two Available.
intaglio butte opal intaglio butte opal
Carved Butte Opal from Idaho with a pair of Humpback Whales. A large piece weighing over 140cts. This material was mined in the Blue Mountains, Morrow County in Oregon. (wcm-14-01) $575
published color change YAG
354ct Boule of Color Change YAG from Russia - about 50 years old and most likely experimental. This changes from a Pink to Lilac to Clear. Unusual and very much appreciated by those few that saw it in Tucson, including those from Gemewizard who were shown a similar boule that All That Glitters had at the time. This material is no longer on the market due to age, etc. You can read and learn more about this material. This is the last boule that we have n our possession and the largest gemstone (faceted from a similar piece) has been photographed and described in another article published by the Gemological Associate of Great Britain in their Gems & Jewellery Magazine, Tucson 2014 (Shows and Recent Events), page 7, "Andrew Fellows FGA DGA discusses the new and interesting featured at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show 2014". See the section which refers to this unique Color Change YAG: (alxb-14-01) $1,100
gibeon meteorite pendants
gibeon meteorite pendants Back
Stainless Steel Pendants containing slices of the Gibeon Meterorite (Africa). The two reddish pieces above have been Rose Gold Plated and the silver colored one is Silver Plated. On the back is stamped Gibeon Meteorite. Any piece is $175 and INCLUDES postage via USPS Priority Box (insured) within the United States. (tms-13-02p)
So what is the Gibeon Meteorite? Read about it in Wikipedia - Gibeon Meteorite
large meteorite etched cube large meteorite etched cube
large meteorite etched cube
1000+gr Meteorite from Sweden, specifically, the Muonionalusta Meteorite. Type - Iron, Fine Octahdrite. This is so heavy, that we have no scales that can weigh over 1000gram (1 kilo) accurately! Measurements: Just under 2 inches per side. We know the individuals who literally travel to Sweden, use metal detectors to find pieces of this meteorite, then slice it creating cubes. They also do custom etching for us, which brings out the wonderful grain and pattern - most cubes on the market do not have this custom work and are not as aesthetically pleasing! This particular meteorite is known renown for Superb Widmanstatten Patters (criss-crossed layers of hyper-shocked metal revealed upon acid etching). One sometimes sees this cubes of this meteorite come to auction. They fetch big prices, but rarely are they properly etched like this one! Photos shot outdoors. (tms-13-01a) $3,950 (Have heard a similar one sold at auction for about $4,500; a 3.5 inch cube sold for just under $19,000)
amethyst cactus amethyst cactus
A B
A - Amethyst Cactus (vstgm-13-01a) $175
B - Geode Slice similar to the above piece, but not amethyst. We liked the darker center surrounded by the clear area, which then goes translucent and terminates in quartz crystals at the edge. (vstgm-13-01b) $175
Amethyst Cactus Slices and Related Slices
amethyst cactus
First Row Close Up
Second Row Close Up
Third Row Close Up
Fourth Row Close Up
Amethyst Cactus from Brasil. $140 each or for a quick sale. All of these pieces have been picked form a large parcel, and we chose the best. Difficult to find such nice specimens. Make great gifts for the holidays, a collection, or for a jewelry stores case. If you would like all 15 pieces, contact us for a special price! (vstgm-13-01p)
eclipse jasper/bumblebee jasper
Fine Example of Eclipse Jasper weighing 395cts! Note that Eclipse Jasper is the same as Bumblebee Jasper, with a different pattern. (jnfl-12-02c) $375
Chinese Carved Grape Agate
The 'Grapes" seen below are actually said to be Brasilan Agate, but carved into bunches of grapes in China! Unique and Unusual, and obviously very time consuming to create. There were shown to people who are in the mineral trade with many people believing that this was a new form of previously undiscovered growth of Agate. The author of a book on Agate easily identified this material as he had seen it before in the past. For a collector to place on a desk, within a curio cabinet or even on a table with true grapes or other fruit, this is something that is not commonly seen. The average weight of these pieces is about 2 pounds each!
agate carved grapes
(dai-12-02a) $300

agate carved grapes
(dai-12-02c) $250

agate carved grapes
(dai-12-02a) $150

agate carved grapes
(dai-12-02b) $200

agate carved grapes
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unusual tektite
unusual tektite unusual tektite
One of a kind Tektite from China showing what we believe to be a gas bubble that didn't pop before solidifiying. In our search to learn more about this piece, we discovered one example that had a bubble that apparently burtst before solidifying, but none with the protusion frozen in time like this one! Found in Zhanjiang, Guangdong, China. Weighs 444cts and measures about 2.5 inches in length. (dai-12-01) $1,275
This is Incredibly Rare and One-of-a-Kind Naturally Forming Fossilized material. Found in Indonesia in very limited quantities, it has been identified as being either Bamboo or Reeds (via lab anaylysis), which became fossilized with layers of colorful Agate. When sliced, you can see the original organic living shape of what has become Agatized over millions of years. We have heard they are no longer finding this material, and that it was being found in a volcanic area in Indonesia.
agatized bamboo
(clmsh-12-01a) $450 (approximately 3" high)
agatized bamboo agatized bamboo
(clmsh-12-01b) $350 (approx 3" high)
agatized bamboo agatized bamboo
(clmsh-12-01c) $500 for the pair. If you would like only one of the pair, the price would be $300. (approx 2" long) Note that you can see the original organic matter shape in the right hand photo which seems to be either bamboo or reeds!

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