Crystal Mine
P.O. Box 18941
Reno, NV  89511
775-852-6046
Jack Crowley
jcrowley@crystal-mine.com

NEWS:

9-22-15     In order to make payment try:   jcrowley@crystal-mine.com    when you go to Paypal.  Also, the search function is not working and so far I haven't figured out how to make it work.  pages are alphabetical...see below.  

February 3, 2023.    New Arrivals Page 1  has  been updated with a suite of thumbnails,  miniatures, and small cabinet pieces, world wide locations.  

January 20, 2023.    New Arrivals Page 4 has been updated with a suite of mixed world wide minerals.  Two nice San Salvy pyromorphites are featured as well as an unusual Grossular from the Jeffrey mine.      Additional minerals have been added to the sale pages, at 50% off, Sale pages are General Stock Pages 22, 23, & 24.    

January 12, 2023  Sale Pages General Stock pages 22, 23, 24 have been updated with additional deductions on all sale minerals.  All sale minerals are now 40 to 50 percent off, with a few at 60% off. 

January 10, 2023  New Arrivals Page 3 has been updated with a suite of mixed worldwide specimens.  Mostly thumbnails up to small cabinet sizes in this update.  Some less common older pieces are here, and a few unusual localities. 

January 1, 2023.    New Arrivals Page 2    This is the 2nd of 3 updates of the new finds of fluorite at the Dixie mine in Nevada.   This page features specimens with lilac to purple coloring.   These are a little unusual, in that most of the  purple fluorite is a 2ndary layer of crystals on amber color cubic crystals.   Most of the purple specimens are from a single pocket, and most have an almost botryoidal appearance.   The purple crystals are cubes, often highly modified with multiple facets giving them this botryoidal appearance.      A very few specimens are of small cubic crystals with purple on the cube corners.  A very small pocket offered a few of these.  Another small pocket had amber crystals with a very thin outer layer of purple, giving them an amber color with purple tints.    Many specimens were photographed with both black and white backgrounds, as the camera picked up subtleties of the purple shading.    The purple layer of crystals generally has a satin luster to bright satiny luster to glassy on a few. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 We have adjusted the site to contain more pages under General Stock.  There are now 25 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 at 40% off original price, General Stock Page 22 is the first "Sale Page", General Stock page 23 is the 2nd "Sale Page".  General Stock page 24 is the 3rd "Sale Page".   General Stock Page 25 is now dedicated  to specimens over $300.     General Stock Page 26 is a bit of a misnomer.  I'm reserving it for photos from my collection, photos of interesting field trips and finds, and the like.   More of an information/fun page.   

December 2000
  We are a mineral dealership located in Reno, Nevada.  We are ardent field collectors and have been dealing in and collecting minerals for many years.  

I have been a mineral collector since I was taken underground at the Clayton Silver mine in Idaho at the ripe old age of 9, by my grandfather, who worked there as a foreman.  My first look at the mine's working  face of solid sparkling galena had me hooked on minerals from that moment on.  Since then I went on to get my Masters' degree in Geology with a focus on economics and mineralogy.    My favorite mineral is pyromorphite.  I'm always on the lookout for pyromorphite specimens.  I am particularly interested in Canadian specimens.


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