P.O. Box 18941
Reno, NV 89511
The CRYSTAL MINE has quality mineral specimens and crystal specimens from large cabinet to thumbnail sizes, with pictures/photos of our mineral and gemstone specimens offered. We have specimens available from Mexico, China, USA, Europe, Peru, Africa and the rest of the world. We also offer self collected mineral specimens from mines and locations in the Western United States, not offered anywhere else. Look for new mineral and crystal specimens at the Crystal Mine on about a bi-weekly basis. Photos of the specimens are taken in natural daylight. Our mission is to provide a regular service to collectors, to please them with quality minerals at an affordable price; our goal is customer satisfaction. Please take a look and see what you think. Thank you.
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General Stock Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 UNFORTUNATELY THE "SEARCH" FUNCTION DOES NOT WORK DO TO THIS SITE STILL BEING THE OLD FRONT PAGE WEBSITE DESIGN. HOPEFULLY WE WILL EVENTUALLY GET A NEW WEBSITE UP THAT WILL HAVE THIS FUNCTION.
The Crystal Mine website is being renovated to be a more modern, easier to use site. The full update will go live as soon as it is completed. It will be fully compatible with all modern browsers. Until then, please bear with us.
June 17, 2022. New Arrivals Page 2 has been updated with a suite of mixed world wide specimens. Some higher end pieces, and some rare locality pieces also in this update.
June 3, 2022 New Arrivals Page 4 has been updated with a suite of mixed world wide specimens with emphasis on color, there are several somewhat higher end pieces (as in more expensive) in this update. From thumbnail to cabinet sizes.
May 9, 2022 New Arrivals Page 3 has been updated with a suite of mixed world wide minerals.
February 28, 2022. New Arrivals Page 1 has been updated with a suite of magnetite specimens from the Spring Mountain district, Lemhi county, Idaho. February 1, 2022. New Arrivals Page 1 has been updated with a suite of ludwigite specimens from a new find in Idaho. Not generally thought of as a glamorous mineral, as in the past it has been found as semi-massive to somewhat feathery looking material without sharp, distinct crystals. These are easily the best of species for this particular mineral. The area, the Spring Canyon district, has yielded specimens before, when I first collected the area in early 2000. These specimens are from the same general area, but different in that for the most part they are not oxidized with the red brown odd oxide that coated previous pieces. These are mostly distinct prisms, pure black in color, with bright to dull luster. The luster varies by crystal size. Small crystals are usually bright and shiny, while larger crystals in the several centimeter sizes tend towards a duller jet black. Some of the crystals are actually terminated. No other location in the world has yielded terminated crystals. The terminations are flat, sometimes with little offsets on them. These specimens are easily the best ludwigite specimens ever found. Tom Moore in his latest "whats new in minerals" column from the Mineralogical Record, has pictured one of the more inferior specimens from this find. The ones posted in this update are much better.
We have adjusted the site to contain more pages under General Stock. There are now 23 General Stock Pages. There are New Arrivals Pages 1, 2, 3, & 4, which are the same. In General Stock there is General Stock page 1, "A thru Ay", General Stock page 2 is "Azurite", General Stock page 3 is "B", General Stock page 4 is "C", General Stock page 5 is "D", General Stock page 6 is "E", General Stock page 7 is "F and G", General Stock Page 8 is "H, I, J, K", General Stock page 9 is "L and M", General Stock page 10 is "N and O", General Stock page 11 is "P through Py", General Stock page 12 is "Pyromorphite", General Stock page 13 is "Q", General Stock page 14 is "R", General Stock page 15 is "S", General Stock page 16 is "T", General Stock page 17 is "U and V", General Stock page 18 is "W", General Stock page 19 is "X, Y, and Z", General Stock page 20 is the "Nevada" page, General Stock page 21 is "Thumbnail" size specimens, General Stock Page 22 is the first "Sale Page", General Stock page 23 is the 2nd "Sale Page" and General Stock page 24 is the 3rd sale page.
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P.O. Box 18941
Reno, NV 89511
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