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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

Ferberite with Siderite, Fluorapatite, Pyrite for sale from Panasqueira Mine, Barroca Grande, 21 km. west of Fundao, Castelo Branco, Portugal
#75036, Ferberite with Siderite, Fluorapatite, Pyrite, Panasqueira Mine, Portugal (c) $450

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) $450

Vanadinite for sale from Touissit Mine, 21 km SSE of Oujda, Jerada Province, Oriental, Morocco
#77214, Vanadinite, Touissit Mine, Morocco (c) $495

Hambergite on K-feldspar for sale from Little Three Mine, Ramona District, San Diego County, California
#78725, Hambergite on K-feldspar, Little Three Mine, Ramona District, California (m) $325

Bournonite for sale from Yaogangxian Mine, Nanling Mountains, Hunan, China
#79870, Bournonite, Yaogangxian Mine, China (m) $550

Datolite, Danburite, Quartz on Sphalerite for sale from Charcas, San Luis Potosí, Mexico
#80143, Datolite, Danburite, Quartz on Sphalerite, Charcas, Mexico (lc) $550

Bournonite for sale from Yaogangxian Mine, Nanling Mountains, Hunan, China
#79869, Bournonite, Yaogangxian Mine, China (m) $550

Smithsonite for sale from Touissit Mine, 21 km SSE of Oujda, Jerada Province, Oriental, Morocco
#80176, Smithsonite, Touissit Mine, Morocco (c) $650

Braunite-II with Calcite for sale from N'Chwaning II Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
#78758, Braunite-II with Calcite, N'Chwaning II Mine, South Africa (m) $725

Rutile with Muscovite and Quartz for sale from Onganja Mine, Seeis, Khomas, Namibia
#79853, Rutile with Muscovite and Quartz, Onganja Mine, Namibia (t) $150

Diopside with Actinolite for sale from dry wash near the Rhein property, Amity, Orange County, New York
#80131, Diopside with Actinolite, dry wash near the Rhein property, Amity, New York (m) $25

Quartz var. Chalcedony for sale from N'Chwaning Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
#79855, Quartz var. Chalcedony, N'Chwaning Mine, South Africa (t) $125

Cassiterite for sale from Centro Minero Viloco, 5.5 km NE of Araca, Loyza Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia
#80238, Cassiterite, Centro Minero Viloco, 5.5 km NE of Araca, Bolivia (c) $350

 

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Bournonite for sale from Yaogangxian Mine, Nanling Mountains, Hunan, China
#79870, Bournonite, Yaogangxian Mine, China (m) $550

Tanzanite Crystal (Tanzanite = blue gem variety of the mineral Zoisite) for sale from Merelani Hills, western slope of Lelatama Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania
#75105, Tanzanite Crystal (Tanzanite = blue gem variety of the mineral Zoisite), Merelani Hills, Tanzania (Type Locality for Tanzanite) (t) $3500

Mesolite over Stilbite for sale from Pune District, Maharashtra, India
#72982, Mesolite over Stilbite, Pune District, India (lc) $2750

Pyrite and Calcite for sale from Bull's Ferry Road condominium construction site, North Bergen, Hudson County, New Jersey
#73319, Pyrite and Calcite, Bull's Ferry Road condominium construction site, New Jersey (lc) $350

Cerussite and Quartz in Galena solution cavity for sale from Wheatley Mine, Phoenixville District, Chester County, Pennsylvania
#75727, Cerussite and Quartz in Galena solution cavity, Wheatley Mine, Phoenixville District, Pennsylvania (lc) $1450

Datolite on Quartz with Calcite and Pyrite for sale from Millington Quarry, Bernards Township, Somerset County, New Jersey
#74446, Datolite on Quartz with Calcite and Pyrite, Millington Quarry, New Jersey (c) $30

Adamite var. Purple Manganoan Adamite for sale from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
#79874, Adamite var. Purple Manganoan Adamite, Mina Ojuela, Mexico (t) $325

Bournonite for sale from Yaogangxian Mine, Nanling Mountains, Hunan, China
#79869, Bournonite, Yaogangxian Mine, China (m) $550

Quartz var. Smoky Quartz for sale from North Moat Mountain, Bartlett, Carroll County, New Hampshire
#76059, Quartz var. Smoky Quartz, North Moat Mountain, New Hampshire (c) $32

Quartz var. Smoky Quartz for sale from North Moat Mountain, Bartlett, Carroll County, New Hampshire
#76056, Quartz var. Smoky Quartz, North Moat Mountain, New Hampshire (t) $12

Quartz var. Smoky Quartz for sale from North Moat Mountain, Bartlett, Carroll County, New Hampshire
#76064, Quartz var. Smoky Quartz, North Moat Mountain, New Hampshire (m) $28

Bixbyite with Topaz for sale from Thomas Range, Juab County, Utah
#79866, Bixbyite with Topaz, Thomas Range, Utah (t) $185

Minerals from the Collection of Rock Currier (1940-2015)

Below are the minerals recently acquired from the collection of Rock Currier while on my buying trip to Tucson. Rock was one of the biggest mineral dealers of the past 50 years, traveling the world to acquire new finds to sell through his wholesale mineral business, Jewel Tunnel Imports. As he acquired minerals for resale he would set aside specimens for his private collection that he found personally interesting. A portion of his collection was being dispersed in Tucson. All of Rock Currier's minerals that I acquired are here at this one listing. No others are in reserve.

Read more about Rock at these links: Heritage Auction of Rock's Minerals, Mineralogical Record Biography, Mindat Obituary.

Calcite (zoned crystals) for sale from Dalnegorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia
#78731, Calcite (zoned crystals), Dalnegorsk, Russia (m) $575

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