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Historic & Pedigreed Minerals For Sale

Below is a gallery of  mineral specimens from old mineral collection, each with labels from old collections or dealers, available for sale from John Betts - Fine Minerals in New York City, NY. To purchase mineral specimens, go to the Online order form.

 Sizes: (t) = Thumbnail, (m) = Miniature, (c) = Cabinet, (lc) = Large Cabinet

Scholzite for sale from Reaphook Hill, Flinders Range, South Australia, Australia
#81319, Scholzite, Reaphook Hill, Australia (lc) $185
Ex. S. Kelland collection; originally acquired from Bill Metropolis.

Gold (native gold) for sale from Bald Mountain, Sonora District, Tuolumne County, California
#81567, Gold (native gold), Bald Mountain, Sonora District, California (m) $5975
Ex. Claude Huber Collection.

Malachite pseudomorphs after Azurite for sale from 1st Oxide Zone, Upper Level, Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia
#81504, Malachite pseudomorphs after Azurite, 1st Oxide Zone, Upper Level, Tsumeb Mine, Namibia (m) $425
Ex. Georg Gebhard (author of Tsumeb I and Tsumeb II, the definitive reference books on the Tsumeb Mine).

Dioptase and Chrysocolla with Quartz for sale from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
#81569, Dioptase and Chrysocolla with Quartz, Milpillas Mine, Mexico (m) $400
Originally acquired from Marshall Sussman; collected in 2019.

Quartz var. Smoky Quartz with white zoning for sale from Havey Quarry, Poland, Androscoggin County, Maine
#80463, Quartz var. Smoky Quartz with white zoning, Havey Quarry, Maine (lc) $125
Ex. Miller #M2923; collected by Jeff Morrison.

Mimetite for sale from Mina San Antonio, Santa Eulalia District, Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua, Mexico
#81291, Mimetite, Mina San Antonio, Santa Eulalia District, Mexico (c) $400
Ex. Mark Candee.

Ludlockite for sale from Mina Ojuela, Mapimí, Durango, Mexico
#81279, Ludlockite, Mina Ojuela, Mexico (m) $450
Ex. Marshall Sussman; new find in 2021.

Apophyllite on Prehnite for sale from Mumbai District, Maharashtra, India
#80449, Apophyllite on Prehnite, Mumbai District, India (lc) $150
Ex. Miller #M2527; acquired from Wright's Rock Shop; originally collected in 2013.

Wulfenite on Calcite for sale from Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia
#80880, Wulfenite on Calcite, Tsumeb Mine, Namibia (m) $400
Ex. Arnold Goldstein (1941-2020).

Wulfenite with Mimetite overgrowth for sale from Mina La Morita, Ascensión, Chihuahua, Mexico
#81554, Wulfenite with Mimetite overgrowth, Mina La Morita, Mexico (c) $795
Originally acquired from Marshall Sussman in 2020; collected in 2019.

Descloizite on Calcite for sale from Prince Mine, north slope of Prince Mountain, Peoria, Maricopa County, Arizona
#81411, Descloizite on Calcite, Prince Mine, north slope of Prince Mountain, Arizona (lc) $95
Ex. S. Kelland collection; acquired in 2009; collected by Ted Johnson.

Braunite-II and Calcite for sale from N'Chwaning II Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
#81535, Braunite-II and Calcite, N'Chwaning II Mine, South Africa (m) $675
Ex. Marshall Sussman private collection.

Hematite (classic ca. 1965) for sale from Congonhas do Campo, Minas Gerais, Brazil
#81503, Hematite (classic ca. 1965), Congonhas do Campo, Brazil (c) $425

Natrolite with Apophyllite overgrowth for sale from Millington Quarry, Bernards Township, Somerset County, New Jersey
#81632, Natrolite with Apophyllite overgrowth, Millington Quarry, New Jersey (t) $45
Collected by J. Zigras (namesake of Zigrasite) ca. 2005.

Colemanite on Calcite for sale from Kramer Deposit, Boron, Kern County, California
#81014, Colemanite on Calcite, Kramer Deposit, Boron, California (c) $150
Ex. Miller #M1379; originally acquired from Chris Wright (1946-2014); collected in 1976 by Jim Minette (1936-2002).

Descloizite (arborescent formation) for sale from Berg Aukas Mine, 16 km ENE of Grootfontein, Otavi Mountain Land, Namibia
#81439, Descloizite (arborescent formation), Berg Aukas Mine, Namibia (c) $115
Ex. S. Kelland collection; acquired in 2002; ex. Betts #17585.

Hemimorphite on Dolomite for sale from Mattie Mae Mine, Rush Creek District, Marion County, Arkansas
#81230, Hemimorphite on Dolomite, Mattie Mae Mine, Rush Creek District, Arkansas (t) $28
Ex. Henry Delinde (1923-2019) collection, co-author of Arkansas Phosphate Minerals in Rocks and Minerals, July-Aug. 1989.

Sphalerite (lamellar twinned) with minor Calcite for sale from Mid-Continent Mine, Treece, Cherokee County, Kansas
#81202, Sphalerite (lamellar twinned) with minor Calcite, Mid-Continent Mine, Kansas (m) $65
Fratto collection #236; ex. Harry Sering (1924-2000).

Quartz var. Smoky Quartz with Muscovite for sale from Berry Quarry, Poland, Androscoggin County, Maine
#80897, Quartz var. Smoky Quartz with Muscovite, Berry Quarry, Maine (m) $45
Ex. Miller #M285; collected in 2003 by Steve Welsh.

Heulandite with red hematite inclusions on Quartz for sale from Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India
#80718, Heulandite with red hematite inclusions on Quartz, Jalgaon, India (c) $325
Ex. Miller #M2551; originally acquired in 2013 for $195 from Chris Wright (1946-2014).

Vanadinite on Mottramite for sale from Touissit Mine, 21 km SSE of Oujda, Jerada Province, Oriental, Morocco
#81378, Vanadinite on Mottramite, Touissit Mine, Morocco (c) $325
Collected ca. 1975. Probably ex. Victor Yount

Brochantite for sale from Kambove District, Katanga (Shaba) Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo
#80488, Brochantite, Kambove District, Democratic Republic of the Congo (m) $250
Ex. Miller #M2431; acquired in 2013 from Chris Wright (1946-2014); collected in 2005.

Ferberite for sale from Yaogangxian Mine, 32 km southeast of Chenzhou, Hunan, China
#80623, Ferberite, Yaogangxian Mine, China (c) $175
Ex. Miller #M1487; ex. Jim Minette (1936-2002) private collection.

Heulandite for sale from Upper New Street Quarry, Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey
#81608, Heulandite, Upper New Street Quarry, New Jersey (c) $45
Ex. Chet Lemanski (namesake of Lemanskiite) collection #17240CL.

Bixbyite for sale from N'Chwaning II Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
#81560, Bixbyite, N'Chwaning II Mine, South Africa (m) $195
Originally acquired from Marshall Sussman in 2016; collected in 2014.

Wulfenite coated with Quartz for sale from Jianshan Mine, Kuruktag Mountains, 300 km southeast of Ürümqi, Shanshan County, Xinjiang Uygur Region, China
#80768, Wulfenite coated with Quartz, Jianshan Mine, Kuruktag Mountains, 300 km southeast of Ürümqi, China (c) $225
Originally acquired from B. Metropolis.
Overall size: 8.5x5.5x3 cm.

Datolite with Quartz for sale from Dalnegorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia
#81471, Datolite with Quartz, Dalnegorsk, Russia (t) $12
Ex. S. Kelland collection; acquired in 2002; ex. Betts #16161a.

Schizolite with minor Polylithionite for sale from Poudrette Quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, Québec, Canada
#81350, Schizolite with minor Polylithionite, Poudrette Quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, Canada (m) $55
Ex. S. Kelland collection; collected by Ernie Schlichter (1929 -2007).

Fluorite for sale from Middle Mountain, Carroll County, New Hampshire
#80430, Fluorite, Middle Mountain, New Hampshire (m) $95
Ex. Miller #M2993; ex. Betts #65045; collected ca. 1985-90.

Heulandite for sale from Upper New Street Quarry, Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey
#81603, Heulandite, Upper New Street Quarry, New Jersey (c) $48
Ex. Chet Lemanski (namesake of Lemanskiite) collection #17239CL.

Quartz var. Smoky Quartz plus Microcline for sale from Moat Mountain, west of North Conway, Carroll County, New Hampshire
#81134, Quartz var. Smoky Quartz plus Microcline, Moat Mountain, west of North Conway, New Hampshire (c) $60
Ex. Miller #M2963; collected in 2012.

Calcite with Palygorskite for sale from Pend Oreille Mine, Metalline Falls, Pend Oreille County, Washington
#80336, Calcite with Palygorskite, Pend Oreille Mine, Washington (m) $55
Ex. Joseph Funke Collection; collected ca. 1962.

Epidote for sale from Green Monster Mountain-Copper Mountain area, south of Sulzer, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska
#81583, Epidote, Green Monster Mountain-Copper Mountain area, Alaska (t) $165
Ex. Larry Rush collection #694.

Pickeringite for sale from Libros, Teruel, Aragón, Spain
#81466, Pickeringite, Libros, Spain (c) $65
Ex. Ronald Sloto (author of The Mines and Minerals of Chester County, Pennsylvania).

Colemanite for sale from Kramer Deposit, Boron, Kern County, California
#81121, Colemanite, Kramer Deposit, Boron, California (c) $38
Ex. Miller #M675; collected ca. 1970.

Datolite with minor Heulandite for sale from Prospect Park Quarry, Prospect Park, Passaic County, New Jersey
#81631, Datolite with minor Heulandite, Prospect Park Quarry, New Jersey (m) $48
Collected by J. Zigras (namesake of Zigrasite) ca. 2005.

Colemanite for sale from Kramer Deposit, Boron, Kern County, California
#81163, Colemanite, Kramer Deposit, Boron, California (m) $48
Ex. Miller #M663; collected ca. 1970.

Calcite for sale from Pau, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Aquitaine, France
#80541, Calcite, Pau, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France (m) $150
Ex. Miller #M1409; originally acquired from Chris Wright (1946-2014); collected in 2008.

Wulfenite on Quartz for sale from Manhan Lead Mines, Loudville District, 3 km northwest of Easthampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts
#80405, Wulfenite on Quartz, Manhan Lead Mines, Loudville District, Massachusetts (m) $80
Ex. R. Holmes collection WLF-8.

Colemanite on Calcite for sale from Kramer Deposit, Boron, Kern County, California
#81009, Colemanite on Calcite, Kramer Deposit, Boron, California (c) $75
Ex. Miller #M669; collected ca. 1970.

Titanite for sale from Bear Lake Molybdenite Mine, Bear Lake, Litchfield, Québec, Canada
#81382, Titanite, Bear Lake Molybdenite Mine, Canada (m) $40
ex. Steve Chamberlain collection #2470; ex. R. Bentley in 1980..

Natrolite for sale from Robertson Quarry, near Dayton, Mason County, Washington
#81286, Natrolite, Robertson Quarry, near Dayton, Washington (m) $34
Ex. Fratto collection; collected1 in 1991.

Wulfenite on Quartz for sale from Manhan Lead Mines, Loudville District, 3 km northwest of Easthampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts
#80786, Wulfenite on Quartz, Manhan Lead Mines, Loudville District, Massachusetts (m) $75
Ex. Miller #M1737; collected August 1999 by E. Greene.

Apophyllite over Thomsonite with Stilbite for sale from Rahuri, Nagar District, Maharashtra, India
#80468, Apophyllite over Thomsonite with Stilbite, Rahuri, Nagar District, India (m) $325
Ex. Miller #M2985; ex. Betts #54509 in 2015, from a one-time find in 2011.

Fluorapatite with Cookeite for sale from Mount Rubellite, Hebron, Oxford County, Maine
#81650, Fluorapatite with Cookeite, Mount Rubellite, Hebron, Maine (Type Locality for Cookeite) (t) $75
Ex. Larry Rush collection #570.

Datolite for sale from Upper New Street Quarry, Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey
#81616, Datolite, Upper New Street Quarry, New Jersey (c) $42
Ex. Chet Lemanski (namesake of Lemanskiite) collection #17172CL.

Rhodochrosite for sale from N'Chwaning III Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
#81282, Rhodochrosite, N'Chwaning III Mine, South Africa (m) $350
Ex. Marshall Sussman; new find in 2021.

Datolite pseudomorphs after Glauberite (epimorphs) for sale from Prospect Park Quarry, Prospect Park, Passaic County, New Jersey
#81334, Datolite pseudomorphs after Glauberite (epimorphs), Prospect Park Quarry, New Jersey (c) $85
Ex. Rutgers University Geology Museum in 2001.

Minerals from the Collection of Rock Currier (1940-2015)

Below are the minerals recently acquired from the collection of Rock Currier while on my buying trip to Tucson. Rock was one of the biggest mineral dealers of the past 50 years, traveling the world to acquire new finds to sell through his wholesale mineral business, Jewel Tunnel Imports. As he acquired minerals for resale he would set aside specimens for his private collection that he found personally interesting. A portion of his collection was being dispersed in Tucson. All of Rock Currier's minerals that I acquired are here at this one listing. No others are in reserve.

Read more about Rock at these links: Heritage Auction of Rock's Minerals, Mineralogical Record Biography, Mindat Obituary.

Calcite (internally zoned) for sale from Dalnegorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia
#81570, Calcite (internally zoned), Dalnegorsk, Russia (m) $550
Ex. Rock Currier (1940-2015)

Hambergite for sale from Little Three Mine, Ramona District, San Diego County, California
#81668, Hambergite, Little Three Mine, Ramona District, California (m) $295
Ex. John Sinkankas (1915-2002), ex. Rock Currier (1940-2015)

Minerals from the Collection of Jack Troy (1930-2016)

Jack was a well known collector and key member of the North Jersey Mineralogical Society in Paterson, New Jersey. Jack, along with his wife Greta, were part-time mineral dealers. The minerals here were collected in the 1980s and early 1990s when high quality and low prices made collecting fine specimens accessible to all. These minerals were part of the specimens that Jack kept for himself..

Stilbite (bow-tie-shaped formations) for sale from Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India
#80156, Stilbite (bow-tie-shaped formations), Jalgaon, India (lc) $150
Ex. Jack Troy (1930-2016) collection #W57, originally acquired ca. 1990.

Stilbite (bow-tie-shaped formations) over Heulandite for sale from Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India
#80154, Stilbite (bow-tie-shaped formations) over Heulandite, Aurangabad, India (lc) $165
Ex. Jack Troy (1930-2016) collection #X74, originally acquired ca. 1990.

Heulandite for sale from Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India
#80153, Heulandite, Jalgaon, India (lc) $150
Ex. Jack Troy (1930-2016) collection #X79, originally acquired ca. 1990.

Stilbite (bow-tie-shaped formations) for sale from Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India
#80158, Stilbite (bow-tie-shaped formations), Jalgaon, India (lc) $150
Ex. Jack Troy (1930-2016) collection, originally acquired ca. 1990.

Babingtonite, Okenite, Calcite, Quartz for sale from Mumbai District, Maharashtra, India
#80186, Babingtonite, Okenite, Calcite, Quartz, Mumbai District, India (c) $55
Ex. Jack Troy (1930-2016)

Stellerite-Stilbite for sale from Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India
#80190, Stellerite-Stilbite, Jalgaon, India (c) $115
Ex. Jack Troy (1930-2016)

Calcite with Quartz overgrowth for sale from Droujba Mine, Laki (Luki), Plovdiv Province, Bulgaria
#80175, Calcite with Quartz overgrowth, Droujba Mine, Bulgaria (c) $55
Ex. Jack Troy (1930-2016)

Stilbite for sale from Mumbai (Bombay) District, Maharashtra, India
#80193, Stilbite, Mumbai (Bombay) District, India (c) $150
Ex. Jack Troy (1930-2016)

Smithsonite for sale from Sierra Mojada, Coahuila, Mexico
#80182, Smithsonite, Sierra Mojada, Mexico (c) $150
Ex. Jack Troy (1930-2016)

Quartz var. Chalcedony stalactitic formations for sale from Solo River, Central Java, Indonesia
#80179, Quartz var. Chalcedony stalactitic formations, Solo River, Indonesia (c) $85
Ex. Jack Troy (1930-2016)

 

Minerals From My Private Collection

Stilbite for sale from Upper New Street Quarry, Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey
#81679, Stilbite, Upper New Street Quarry, New Jersey (m) $38
From my personal collection

 Quartz var. Smoky Quartz for sale from North Moat Mountain, Bartlett, Carroll County, New Hampshire
#81665, Quartz var. Smoky Quartz, North Moat Mountain, New Hampshire (m) $25
From my personal collection

Quartz var. Herkimer Diamonds for sale from Hickory Hill Diamond Diggings, Fonda, Montgomery County, New York
#81309, Quartz var. Herkimer Diamonds, Hickory Hill Diamond Diggings, New York (t) $18
From my personal collection

Datolite, Quartz, Calcite, and Pyrite for sale from Millington Quarry, Bernards Township, Somerset County, New Jersey
#`81662, Datolite, Quartz, Calcite, and Pyrite, Millington Quarry, New Jersey (c) $35
From my personal collection

Quartz with Chlorite on Calcite for sale from Naica District, Saucillo, Chihuahua, Mexico
#81704, Quartz with Chlorite on Calcite, Naica District, Mexico (c) $375

 

Cerussite and Quartz in Galena solution cavity for sale from Wheatley Mine, Phoenixville District, Chester County, Pennsylvania
#75727, Cerussite and Quartz in Galena solution cavity, Wheatley Mine, Phoenixville District, Pennsylvania (lc) $1450
From my personal collection

Pyrite with minor Calcite for sale from Bull's Ferry Road condominium construction site, North Bergen, Hudson County, New Jersey
#81661, Pyrite with minor Calcite, Bull's Ferry Road condominium construction site, New Jersey (lc) $350
From my personal collection

Mesolite over Stilbite for sale from Pune District, Maharashtra, India
#72982, Mesolite over Stilbite, Pune District, India (lc) $2750
From my personal collection

Barite for sale from Jebel Ouichane, Sagangane, Nador Province, L'Oriental Region, Morocco
#81706, Barite, Jebel Ouichane, Sagangane, Morocco (m) $450

Calcite (with internal phantom zone) for sale from Linwood Mine, Buffalo, Scott County, Iowa
#81703, Calcite (with internal phantom zone), Linwood Mine, Iowa (c) $475

Axinite-(Fe) for sale from Puiva Deposit, Tyumenskaya Oblast', Sub-Polar Ural Mountains, Russia
#81711, Axinite-(Fe), Puiva Deposit, Russia (t) $450

Fluorite (stalactitic formation that formed over Stibnite) for sale from Weishan, Dali Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan, China
#81514, Fluorite (stalactitic formation that formed over Stibnite), Weishan, Dali Autonomous Prefecture, China (c) $400

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