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. 


September 19, 2016.    New Arrivals Page 4  has been updated with a suite of mixed worldwide minerals in sizes from thumbnail to cabinet.  Featured are a suite of quartz casts after scalenohedral calcite from Crystal Cave in Colorado... these are really pretty specimens with bright drusy quartz crystals faithfully showing the scalenohedral form of the now missing calcite crystals.

August 28, 2016.    New Arrivals Page 3  has  been updated with a suite of mixed worldwide mineral specimens.      

June 28, 2016 New Arrivals Page 2  has been updated with a suite of specimens from around the world.  These are mostly small cabinet to miniature sized specimens.  Most of this update is composed of specimens from my personal collection purchased from the 1970's to the 1990's.  Many old classics and hard to find pieces these days.   When preparing the writing of the Peru issue of the Mineralogical Record published in 1997, I acquired quite a few Peruvian specimens, mostly from Dan Belsher and Rock Currier, as they were very active in acquiring Peruvian specimens in this time period;  several of these are posted on this update.    Also an old Bisbee azurite ball, some old Tsumeb specimens and other pieces from around the world.    I also reduced the specimen's prices on the sale pages (General Stock Pages 22, 23 & 24) another 5%.  Many are half price or more off now.

May 13, 2016.    New Arrivals Page 1  has  been updated with a suite of mixed worldwide mineral specimens.  Featured is an outstanding wulfenite from Los Lamentos.  I was able to peruse a nice selection of Sepon mine, Laos, azurite specimens, and picked several of the best for this update.  These are hard to obtain, especially in nice cabinet size specimens with minimal damage.   I also have reduced the prices on nearly all the sale specimens on the sale pages General Stock page 22, 23 and 24, by another 5%.  Some specimens are now up to 80% off.  

April 20, 2016.  The Sale Pages, General Stock Page 23 and Page 24 have had 37 more specimens added to them with a beginning sale price of 30% off; All of the sale pages, General Stock Pages 22, 23, and 24 have had the vast majority of specimens lowered another 5%.  These are anywhere from 35% to 80% off.     While going through flats of inventory I found three flats of benitoite and neptunite specimens that have been overlooked for several years.  I have placed them on to New Arrivals Pages 1 and 4.   I priced these fairly low I think, in order to move them out.   




    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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