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 17, 2019.    New Arrivals Page 4  has been updated with a suite of hubnerite/quartz specimens from the Huayllapon mine,  Pasto Bueno, Peru locality.  These are older pieces mined several years ago.  Brilliant luster to the crystals, with that incredible blood red internal reflection that the location is famous for.  

January 11, 2019.    New Arrivals Page 2   has  been updated with a suite of mixed worldwide minerals, from thumbnail size to cabinet size.  .

December 20, 2018.    New Arrivals Page 1  has been updated with a suite of mostly gemmy, cute, calcites from the N'Chwaning II mine in South Africa.  These are thumbnail to miniature sizes, collected about 5 years ago from the mine.  These are neat little calcites, with some nice twins.   

December 12, 2018  New Arrivals Page 3 has been updated with a suite of mixed worldwide minerals mostly miniature to small cabinet in size.  These are less expensive pieces, some with unusual locations.  





Also decided to take a look at the Blue Jay mine azurite occurrence we collected rather thoroughly in 2002 and 2003, where we excavated a nice breccia pipe embedded vertically in a somewhat altered granitic rock.  On this trip this summer, we were lucky enough to find another, much smaller breccia pipe, embedded in the granitic rock.  This breccia pipe is highly fractured, and had much less malachite than the 2002 find.  Specimens are mostly azurite and tenorite, with a few pieces being pure, bubbly looking black tenorite over a thin layer of malachite.  The azurite always occurs as thin layers of tiny micro crystals forming sparkly, bright blue drusy layers on the breccia fragments.  They are quite colorful.   These now reside on General Stock Page 2.   



















    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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