3.8 x 3 x 2.5 cm
Bor Quarry, Dalnegorsk, Russia
One of the top 4 most popular collectible minerals, Calcite grows in a myriad of habits and comes in almost every color, from every region on Earth! Its softness prevents it from being suitable for jewelry, but the wide array of specimens available make it very hard not to love calcites! From Dog Tooth, to Poker Chip, to associations with Quartz, Fluorite, Sulfides, etc. We see new fascinating calcites come to market every year!
Quartz was our first stone passion. For a decade we have attempted to gather as much diversely included and colorful Quartzes as we could find, from every corner of the globe, travelling both to country of origin, and utilizing a vast network of suppliers developed through exhibiting at major USA and international gem and mineral shows. Here is a representation of those efforts - some of the best of our finds, as well as a tremendous volume that has just piled up as a result of wholesaling in volume! If you have a variety of aesthetic Quartz to add to our offerings, we'd love to see a flat of material! We also personally collect high quality fine Quartzes.
Russians may bear the most land and likely the greatest mineral wealth! Getting mineral specimens out of Russia continues to be a challenge though! The Dalnegorsk region produces regularly and seems to find its way to market through a few legal export means. Some tourmaline and other lapidary rough does make it to market. For the amount of mineralization they possess, one would hope we could see more specimens in the future!