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Historic & Pedigreed Minerals For Sale

Below is a gallery of  mineral specimens from old mineral collection, each with labels from old collections or dealers, available for sale from John Betts - Fine Minerals in New York City, NY. To purchase mineral specimens, go to the Online order form.

 Sizes: (t) = Thumbnail, (m) = Miniature, (c) = Cabinet, (lc) = Large Cabinet

Quartz (parallel growth)and Cookeite over Milky Quartz from Tamminen Quarry, Greenwood, Oxford County, Maine
#73075, Quartz (parallel growth)and Cookeite over Milky Quartz, Tamminen Quarry, Maine (c) $65

Siderite var. Sphaerosiderite from Baia Mare, Maramures, Romania
#72807, Siderite var. Sphaerosiderite, Baia Mare, Romania (c) $125

Apophyllite, Natrolite, Calcite over Datolite from Erie Railroad Cut, Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey
#73479, Apophyllite, Natrolite, Calcite over Datolite, Erie Railroad Cut, Jersey City, New Jersey (c) $225

Azurite (twinned crystals) from Tsumeb Mine, Easter Pocket, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia
#69200, Azurite (twinned crystals), Tsumeb Mine, Easter Pocket, Namibia (t) $175

Copper crystals on Dolomite with minor Malachite and Tennantite from Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia
#72922, Copper crystals on Dolomite with minor Malachite and Tennantite, Tsumeb Mine, Namibia (c) $175

Germanite with Tennantite for sale from Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia
#74774, Germanite with Tennantite, Tsumeb Mine, Namibia (Type Locality for Germanite) (m) $95

Prehnite epimorphs over unknown with Calcite from Boyleston Quarry, Barrhead, Strathclyde (Renfrewshire), Scotland
#73168, Prehnite epimorphs over unknown with Calcite, Boyleston Quarry, Barrhead, Scotland (c) $125

Quartz var. Smoky Quartz from Tamminen Quarry, Greenwood, Oxford County, Maine
#73073, Quartz var. Smoky Quartz, Tamminen Quarry, Maine (m) $95

Epidote for sale from Knappenwand, Untersulzbachtal, near Salzburg, Austria
#75107, Epidote, Knappenwand, Austria (t) $225

Barite from Jedová Hora (Giftberg), Bohemia, Czech Republic
#73382, Barite, Jedová Hora (Giftberg), Czech Republic (m) $65

Calcite with Quartz overgrowth from Steeden, Limburg, Hessen, Germany
#72861, Calcite with Quartz overgrowth, Steeden, Germany (c) $85

Cerussite (sixling-twinned crystals) on Tennantite for sale from Tsumeb Mine, 3rd Oxide Zone, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia
#75045, Cerussite (sixling-twinned crystals) on Tennantite, Tsumeb Mine, 3rd Oxide Zone, Namibia (t) $175

Brazilianite for sale from Lavra do Corrego Frio, Linópolis, Divino das Laranjeras, Minas Gerais, Brazil
#75402, Brazilianite, Lavra do Corrego Frio, Linópolis, Brazil (Type Locality for Brazilianite) (t) $150

Quartz var. Rose Quartz Crystals with Albite for sale from Plumbago Mountain, Newry, Oxford County, Maine
#74572, Quartz var. Rose Quartz Crystals with Albite, Plumbago Mountain, Maine (m) $45

Galena for sale from Sterling Mine, Ogdensburg, Sterling Hill, Sussex County, New Jersey
#75388, Galena, Sterling Mine, Ogdensburg, New Jersey (m) $35

Fluorapatite (Hebron-habit) with Cookeite for sale from Mount Rubellite, Hebron, Oxford County, Maine
#75418, Fluorapatite (Hebron-habit) with Cookeite, Mount Rubellite, Hebron, Maine (Type Locality for Cookeite) (t) $225

Quartz var. Amethyst Quartz for sale from Amelia Courthouse, Amelia County, Virginia
#75103, Quartz var. Amethyst Quartz, Amelia Courthouse, Virginia (m) $48

Quartz, Calcite, Sphalerite for sale from West Cumberland Iron Mining District, Cumbria, England
#71851, Quartz, Calcite, Sphalerite, West Cumberland Iron Mining District, England (c) $175

Quartz var. Rose Quartz Crystals for sale from Plumbago Mountain, Newry, Oxford County, Maine
#74561, Quartz var. Rose Quartz Crystals, Plumbago Mountain, Maine (m) $32

Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, 9th Level, Jersey Vein, Coeur d'Alene District, Shoshone County, Idaho
#73350, Pyromorphite, Bunker Hill Mine, 9th Level, Jersey Vein, Idaho (c) $400

Malachite pseudomorphs after Azurite for sale from Tsumeb Mine, 1st Oxide Zone, Upper Level, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia
#75242, Malachite pseudomorphs after Azurite, Tsumeb Mine, 1st Oxide Zone, Upper Level, Namibia (m) $475

Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, 9th Level, Jersey Vein, Coeur d'Alene District, Shoshone County, Idaho
#73353, Pyromorphite, Bunker Hill Mine, 9th Level, Jersey Vein, Idaho (c) $450

Artinite from Clear Creek Area, New Idria District, San Benito County, California
#72983, Artinite, Clear Creek Area, New Idria District, California (lc) $750

Dioptase with scepter-shaped Calcite from Christmas Mine, Banner District, Gila County, Arizona
#71967, Dioptase with scepter-shaped Calcite, Christmas Mine, Arizona (lc) $250

Brucite from Texas (Wood's Chrome Mine), State Line District, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
#73163, Brucite, Texas (Wood's Chrome Mine), Pennsylvania (lc) $350

Azurite (contact-twinned crystals) for sale from Tsumeb Mine, Easter Pocket, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia
#74728, Azurite (contact-twinned crystals), Tsumeb Mine, Easter Pocket, Namibia (m) $750

Datolite nodules with Hematite and Copper inclusions (plus 3 cabochons) from Keweenaw Peninsula Copper District, Michigan
#72914, Datolite nodules with Hematite and Copper inclusions (plus 3 cabochons), Michigan (c) $400

Dioptase over Calcite for sale from Tsumeb Mine, 2nd Oxide Zone, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia
#73925, Dioptase over Calcite, Tsumeb Mine, 2nd Oxide Zone, Namibia (m) $425

Calcite from Railroad tunnel, east shore of Hudson River, Anthony's Nose, Westchester County, New York
#73316, Calcite, Railroad tunnel, east shore of Hudson River, Anthony's Nose, New York (lc) $650

Azurite (twinned crystals) with minor Cerussite from Tsumeb Mine, Easter Pocket, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia
#73443, Azurite (twinned crystals) with minor Cerussite, Tsumeb Mine, Easter Pocket, Namibia (m) $400

Epidote (complexly twinned crystals) from Alchuri, Shigar Valley, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan
#73436, Epidote (complexly twinned crystals), Alchuri, Shigar Valley, Pakistan (c) $450

Stilbite with Calcite from Moore's Station, Mercer County, New Jersey
#73315, Stilbite with Calcite, Moore's Station, New Jersey (lc) $550

Azurite for sale from Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia
#72184, Azurite, Tsumeb Mine, Namibia (c) $450

Stilbite with Calcite and Pyrite from Moore's Station, Mercer County, New Jersey
#38269, Stilbite with Calcite and Pyrite, Moore's Station, New Jersey (lc) $325

Two fluorite clusters found wrapped in newspaper dated July 25, 1937

Two collectors were in this old mine a few years ago and found a box of mineral specimens wrapped in decaying newspaper. They were probably stashed by a miner or foreman looking to supplement his income by selling minerals to a local dealer or collector at the end of his shift. Or possibly a collector was in the mine surreptitiously and stashed the minerals in hope of recovering them in the near future. Sadly the newspaper was too fragile to save as it crumbled at the slightest touch. The image above is all that remains. The mineral below is from this old find.

Calcite on Fluorite for sale from Boltsburn Mine, West Side, near the forehead, Rookhope, County Durham, England
#75128, Calcite on Fluorite, Boltsburn Mine, West Side, near the forehead, England (c) $850

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