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 @ 100.00, and the
"Tucson" Collection of 40 different @ only
199.00! 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 39.00
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 125.00
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 @ 99.00;
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 50.00 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 4cm, each individually labelled as to species present, and all with
fine micro's for a low collection price of just 49.00! Limit one collection
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
69.00 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 125.00 or more, all for just
69.00 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:+11.50; West coast:+16.00).
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
$10.00 plus shipping.
JAMES MANCHESTER COLLECTION - Various localities in New York
James Manchester avidly wrote mineralogical articles and
collected widely in the greater New York City area up to the late
1930's, and his name is well known among advanced New York
collectors today. We have obtained a small selection of his
serpentine collection, purchased by J. Cilen through Shortmann's
in the late 1940's and retained intact. The collection contains a
dozen specmens, ten of which have a polished face, and sizes
range from about 6x5cm to 10x6cm! Localities include several New
York City pieces, and Westchester County, New Jersey and even a
German piece are represented, including three others without
specific localities. All have Cilen labels, and we offer this
collection of twelve (12) Manchester serpentine specimens, valued
at over 450.00, for just 350.00 for the lot!
MICA COLLECTION - Various localities Worldwide
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 to 8cm @ only
125.00 per collection. Multiple lots available!
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 25 for just $55.00 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 45.00 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 45.00!
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 99.00 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!
RUSSIAN MINERAL COLLECTIONS-
Various Localities in Russia
An interesting lot of ten (10) different species from
this prolific country! Specimens are generally 3cm to 5cm, and each lot
will contain some common minerals as well as some rarities unique to Russia.
Good reference sets, most aesthethically challenged, but unusual stuff
offered at 10 different for only 69.00!
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 35.00 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
@ $34.95 plus shipping. The MASTER SET contains
twenty-four (24) specimens, with SG ranges of 2.23 to 8.93, priced
@ $59.95 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
$45.00. 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 $45.00 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
$85.00. These are mounted, good-looking specimens,
worldwide localities, uncommon and everyday species, and all of better grade than the previous assortments, retail value over $200!. If you like great bargains and surprises,
you'll enjoy these collections and certainly get good value for
the price! Just $85.00 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 79.00! Excellent value, many SEM identified, most
are copper minerals with good micro potential!
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 @ 20.00; 7cm @ 45.00; 12cm @ 89.00; Shipping
by surface mail; foreign orders billed at cost; larger, bulk lots are available;
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