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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

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

Buergerite Tourmaline (a.k.a. Fluor-buergerite) for sale from near Mexquitic, San Luis Potosí, Mexico
#81667, Buergerite Tourmaline (a.k.a. Fluor-buergerite), near Mexquitic, Mexico (Type Locality for Buergerite) (m) $150

Hambergite for sale from Little Three Mine, Ramona District, San Diego County, California
#81668, Hambergite, Little Three Mine, Ramona District, California (m) $295

Chalcopyrite on Quartz pseudomorphs after Galena and pseudomorphs after Anhydrite for sale from Casteel Mine (Viburnum No. 35 Mine), Bixby, Iron County, Missouri
#81366, Chalcopyrite on Quartz pseudomorphs after Galena and pseudomorphs after Anhydrite, Casteel Mine (Viburnum No. 35 Mine), Bixby, Missouri (c) $175

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

Uralite (amphibole pseudomorphs after a clinopyroxene) for sale from Alexandria Bay, Jefferson County, New York
#81458, Uralite (amphibole pseudomorphs after a clinopyroxene), Alexandria Bay, New York (lc) $85

Titanite for sale from Bear Lake Molybdenite Mine, Bear Lake, Litchfield, Québec, Canada
#81382, Titanite, Bear Lake Molybdenite Mine, Canada (m) $48

Wulfenite for sale from Revir Helena (Helena Mine), ?rna, Mežica, Mount Peca, Carinthia, Slovenia
#80358, Wulfenite, Revir Helena (Helena Mine), Slovenia (m) $55

Stilbite on Quartz over Fluorite for sale from Thomaston Dam Railroad Cut, Thomaston, Litchfield County, Connecticut
#81328, Stilbite on Quartz over Fluorite, Thomaston Dam Railroad Cut, Connecticut (c) $75

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

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

Barite (zoned crystals) for sale from Magma Mine, Superior District, Pinal County, Arizona
#81515, Barite (zoned crystals), Magma Mine, Arizona (m) $175

Chabazite for sale from Wasson's Bluff, Parrsboro, Nova Scotia, Canada
#81606, Chabazite, Wasson's Bluff, Parrsboro, Canada (c) $225

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

Rutile for sale from Onganja Mine, Seeis, Khomas, Namibia
#81512, Rutile, Onganja Mine, Namibia (t) $250

Ferberite for sale from Yaogangxian Mine, Nanling Mountains, Hunan, China
#80623, Ferberite, Yaogangxian Mine, China (c) $225

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

MINERALS 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

 

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

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

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

MINERALS FROM THE COLLECTION OF PROF. MARTIN BECKER

The minerals below were collected in 1990s by Prof. Martin Becker, geology professor and author of Recent Mineral Finds at the Millington Quarry in Rocks and Minerals v.73 #5 (1998). Becker was a prolific field collector and these were set aside for his private collection for the last 25 years. Each mineral specimen that he saved for his collection was noteworthy for either unique associations, or unusually large size of crystals, or overall large size. The locations represented here are all closed and no new specimens will be available again, except from old collections.

NOTE: large mineral specimens were uncommon from NJ basalt quarries. The minerals formed in gas cavities that rarely exceeded 20 cm, so extracting a large specimen intact was rare. Several of these minerals are unusually large.

Quartz var. Smoky-Amethyst with Hematite for sale from Millington Quarry, Bernards Township, Somerset County, New Jersey
#80266, Quartz var. Smoky-Amethyst with Hematite, Millington Quarry, New Jersey (c) $75

 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 for sale from Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India
#80158, Stilbite, Jalgaon, India (lc) $175

Heulandite on Quartz for sale from Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India
#80153, Heulandite on Quartz, Jalgaon, India (lc) $195

Stilbite for sale from Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India
#80154, Stilbite, Aurangabad, India (lc) $225

Stilbite for sale from Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India
#80156, Stilbite, Jalgaon, India (lc) $175

Babingtonite, Okenite, Calcite, Quartz for sale from Mumbai District, Maharashtra, India
#80186, Babingtonite, Okenite, Calcite, Quartz, Mumbai District, India (c) $55

Smithsonite for sale from Sierra Mojada, Coahuila, Mexico
#80182, Smithsonite, Sierra Mojada, Mexico (c) $150

Calcite with Quartz overgrowth for sale from Droujba Mine, Laki (Luki), Plovdiv Province, Bulgaria
#80175, Calcite with Quartz overgrowth, Droujba Mine, Bulgaria (c) $55

Quartz var. Agate Geode for sale from Sidi Rahal, El Kelaâ des Sraghna, Morocco
#80148, Quartz var. Agate Geode, Sidi Rahal, Morocco (c) $65

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