Crystal Mine
P.O. Box 18941
Reno, NV  89511
Jack Crowley


9-22-15   The Paypal logo on the bottom of the New Arrivals and General Stock Pages is not working.  I'm working on it.  In order to make payment try:    when you go to Paypal. 

June 1, 2017.    New Arrivals Page 1  has been updated with a suite of mixed worldwide minerals.  This update is heavy on cabinet sized minerals (pun intended); among the specimens present in this update are 3 fine manganoan calcite specimens from three widely separated locations.  

May 4, 2017.    New Arrivals Page 4  has been updated with a suite of crystallized gold specimens from the Olinghouse mine, Washoe county, Nevada.  This location is noted for its beautifully crystallized gold specimens, mostly in small, brilliant micro crystals.  The gold occurs in Andesites, most commonly in veins filled with calcite that can be etched out, exposing the crystals.  Less commonly, it occurs embedded in a zeolite, which usually has to be partially etched to expose the gold.  The rarest occurrence is on amethyst crystals exposed in veins, sometimes with the amethyst coated with calcite that has to be etched off.  

February 20, 2017.    New Arrivals Page 3  has  been updated with a suite of mixed worldwide minerals.  This update has more sulfides than usual, as well as quite a few Nevada only minerals.  Some real rarities are present. 

February 14, 2017  New Arrivals Page 2  has been updated with a suite of specimens from around the world.  This is the 3rd and final post Tucson show 2017 update of minerals purchased at the show.  A little bit of everything on this one, with my usual emphasis on color...I like pretty rocks!  







    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 at 30% 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".

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.   You can see us in person every year at the following shows:   San Francisco show in August and the Tucson show in February. 

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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