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. 

January 10, 2020  New Arrivals Page 3 has been updated with a suite of mixed worldwide minerals in small cabinet to cabinet sizes.   Emphasis is on color.  Featured is a good azurite from Touissit, several Tsumeb specimens, wulfenite from Touissit, and other colorful specimens from around the world.   

December 30, 2019.    New Arrivals Page 2   has  been updated with a suite of self collected specimens I discovered going through my storage space.  I found another flat of andradite specimens from near the Cowboy mine, Nevada...brilliant luster glassy, semi-gemmy crystals.  Also found a flat of melanite garnet specimens, a few with perovskite from the Benitoite mine area, collected back in 1982.   I also added ten more molybdenite specimens from the Pine Creek mine in Inyo county, California.   Some of these are nearly pure molybdenite, although the crystals are mostly subhedral, they are impressive for the amount of molybdenite in them.   Display nicely.  The Pine Creek mine is probably the finest molybdenite locality in the United States.  Next update will be a mix of worldwide minerals.   

December 9, 2019.    New Arrivals Page 1  has been updated with a mix of less expensive to somewhat more expensive mixed minerals.  I put a little bit of everything in this update, some self collected material as well as purchased specimens.  Many of the locations are not commonly seen, or relatively unknown.     Colorful assortment. 

November 21, 2019.    New Arrivals Page 4  has been updated with a suite of stibnite specimens from the White Caps mine, Nye county, Nevada.   When it was operating the White Caps mine produced the best stibnite specimens ever produced in the United States.  Spectacular specimens of brilliant, metallic crystals in pieces up to 30 or more pounds were recovered.  These are generally not available on the market, and it is very rare to even see any specimens from this locality offered for sale.  A half dozen years or so ago I was able to go underground and do a bit of collecting.  The mine was being evaluated for more production (it was primarily a gold mine) and the underground access was temporarily available.   The pieces I collected are not of the superb quality available when the mine was operating.  They are good representative location specimens though, and available exclusively on this site.   





    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.   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.

Home | News | Gallery | Search | Ordering | About Us | Links | Contact us