12/11/14 Benitoite addition

I have added a couple of specimens that I have culled from my personal collection. You can check them and my other Benitoite specimens here: Benitoite Gem Mine

Neptunite Twin

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10/10/14 Tsumeb Mineral Update

I have acquired some amazing things from Tsumeb in the past month or two. Please click here: Tsumeb page for the update!

Tsumeb Dioptase

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10/9/14 Worldwide Minerals Update

I just updated the Worldwide Minerals page with some very bright and lustrous specimens.

Cobaltoan Dolomite

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10/9/14 Benitoite addition

To say it was an odd summer would be a huge understatement! The Springfield and Denver Shows were very good to me though and here is the first of a few updates. Only one new Benitoite to post, but it is a doosy! You can check it and my other Benitoite specimens here: Benitoite Gem Mine

Benitoite, 4.1cm crystal!

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3/14/14 Huge Gemstone update!!

I have been restocking the website with some of my many Tucson finds. This update is all gemstones!! Benitoite Gemstones page, the Rare Gemstones page and the Fine Gemstones page. I have many more new stones, so this is just a taste of what is to come!

Benitoite gems

Rare Gemstones

Fine Gemstones

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3/12/14 Worldwide Minerals Update

I just updated the Worldwide Minerals page with a bunch of the new specimens I purchased in Tucson and since I got home.

Worldwide update, Shattuckite

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2/27/14 Benitoite and Neptunite Specimens

I have been quiet for a while, playing around on FaceBook and other auctions, but it is time for a Benitoite and Neptunite update!! You can check them out here: Benitoite Gem Mine

Benitoite and Neptunite Thumbnail

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2/26/14 Tsumeb Mineral Update

Now that I am back from Tucson, it is update time!! Here is an update with a bunch of new specimens from my second favorite mineral locality!! Click here Tsumeb page for the update!

Cadmium Smithsonite

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3/29/13 Huge Gemstone update!!

I have been restocking the website with some of my many Tucson finds. This update is all gemstones!! Benitoite Gemstones page, the Rare Gemstones page and the Fine Gemstones page. I have many more new stones, so this is just a taste of what is to come!

Benitoite Gemstone

Jeremejevite Gemstone

Spessartine Gemstone

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3/19/13 Tsumeb Mineral Update

As I get things more caught up, here is an update with a bunch of new specimens from my second favorite mineral locality!! Click here Tsumeb page for the update!

Smithsonite on Cerussite, Tsumeb Update

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3/17/13 Benitoite and Neptunite Specimens

I have been quiet for a while, playing around on FaceBook and other auctions, but it is time for a Benitoite and Neptunite update!! You can check them out here: Benitoite Gem Mine

Benitoite, Triply Terminated Crystal

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7 /19/12 Special Auction!!!!

I have a special auction happening with Trinity Minerals from 7/20 - 26. There is a great variety of material and price range here. All of it is at most, 1/3rd of retail to start, most a lot less. Take advantage of the slow summer season to get some great deals and enjoy a fun auction!

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4/26/12 California Blue Mine Update

I've been cleaning and pricing multiple specimens from the recent mining projects we have had at the California Blue Mine. This is by far the best selection we have ever offered from this small pegmatite mine in San Bernardino County. Specimens from $20 - $7000.00!! Click here for the specimens. Shown below is "Chad" the best crystal found so far, photo by Jeff Scovil

Chad!

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2/23/12 The second Post Tucson 2012 Update - Fine Gemstones!

I have just finished adding 18 more stones to the Fine Gemstones page. Lots of larger and more valuable stones than ever before!

Large, museum grade Sphene

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7/15/10 Benitoite Update

I just added 11 more new stones to the Benitoite Gemstones page.

Benitoite Gem

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11/30/08 Massive Updates on the Way!

I am back from three months of nearly continuous travel and am ready to post a bunch of new specimens! Check out the site over the next couple of weeks for new Benitoite, Rare Gems and many extremely nice worldwide specimens.!

The Travel Channel at The Benitoite Gem Mine

On December first and second, the Travel Channel's "Cash and Treasures" crew came out to the Benitoite Gem Mine to shoot an episode that will air next spring. We had a great, albeit very cold time and collected some very nice pieces. I'll post some pictures as I finish etching the specimens. My thanks to Stacy, Kirsten, Luke, Brian and Mario for an awesome weekend!

The show premiers April 9th!!

I am now a dealer on Mineral-Auctions.com!

I have recently been added as a dealer on Trinity Minerals mineral-auctions.com site. Check out the site and look for quality minerals at reasonable prices.

Collecting at the Benitoite Gem Mine

May 1, 2009 - The Clear Creek Management Area has been closed by the BLM. All collecting in that area is on hold until the area is open. Please check in here and at calstategemmine.com to see updates as they happen

The new owner of the Benitoite Gem Mine, Dave Schreiner has opened the mine to the public on a fee basis. I have led several trips up to the mine and have seen several people find both good specimens and valuable facet rough. Here are some pictures from the mine and some pictures of specimens I have etched from recent trips. Dave's website is calstategemmine.com

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An Earth's Treasures Benitoite Gem Mine Trip 042107

An Earth's Treasures Benitoite Gem Mine Trip 042107

An Earth's Treasures Benitoite Gem Mine Trip 042107

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