"Mineral Classics" - Dealing in fine minerals and gems for over 35 years! Online for nearly 10 years!

 











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Our next TWO shows will be:

September 6th -- 9th, 2014 for the Inaugural
Denver Marriott West Mineral Show!
At The Denver Marriott Resort

at 1717 Denver West Boulevard - Golden, Colorado - 80401
(I-70 and Denver West Boulevard - Exit 263)

We will be in rooms 218 & 220 on the right side of the hall, next door to Kosnar Gem Co.!



... AND September 12th -- 14th, 2014 for
The 47th Annual Denver Gem and Mineral Show!
(Sponsored by The Greater Denver Area Gem & Mineral Council)
At the Denver Mart Expo Hall (formerly the Denver Merchandise Mart)

at 451 E. 58th Avenue (I-25 and 58th Avenue - Exit 215)

We will be in our usual spot in the BIG ROOM with the soft brown leather couches
at the end of Aisle "J" sharing space with The Arkenstone





... We look forward to seeing all of you there!!



The latest update was posted
on July 31st, 2013



Assorted Mixed Fine World Wide Minerals Specimens!

A smaller sized update featuring a handful of some of our better mineral specimens. Included are favorites from the U.S. like Sweet Home Rhodochrosite, Elmwood Calcite and Kelly Mine Smithsonite, plus classics from Tsumeb, and other mixed goodies like contemporary Chinese minerals and even a Gold from Canada! Click the New Minerals section of the website to view all of these specimens.



More Gem Crystals and Other Mineral specimens from Pakistan and Afghanistan!

An additional update of minerals of Pakistan and Afghanistan to accompany our update from last month. These mineral are amongst the most well known display specimens in the moderan age of mineral collecting. Large colorful gem crystals, big showy association specimens and amazingly iconic "Alpine"-type species are amongst some of the best this area has to offer for collectors. We have assembled a great selection of attractive affordable colorful minerals. We have more Tourmalines from the famous locality at Stak Nala, as well as more Beryls and Spodumenes. Click the New Minerals section of the website to view all of these specimens.



Over 50 Gold and Gold-bearing mineral specimens from Colorado!

We have assembled over 50 pieces of Gold and Gold-bearing minerals from all over Colorado in this update with some old historic specimens and contemporary pieces alike. Most specimens are very affordable, so be sure to check them out. With the growing popularity of Gold, pieces like this are even more than collector specimens. Click the New Minerals section of the website to view all of these specimens.



Assorted Large Cabinet Minerals from Worldwide Localities!

We have updated our site with a page of beautiful and very affordably priced large cabinet display minerals from worldwide localities. A great mix of contemporary, classic, obscure and well known material. I even threw in a few pieces from my father's collection! Click the New Minerals section of the website to view all of these specimens.



OVER 200 Minerals Posted from Colorado !!!

We have updated our site with over 200 specimens from the great state of Colorado. We've posted literally pieces spanning SEVEN PAGES worth of minerals from Colorado representing classic localities, contemporary discoveries, unique material, rare minerals, hard-to-find specimens, and some of the most well known minerals from various environments, spanning ore bodies, pegmatites, sedimentary deposits, etc. Click the New Minerals section of the website to view all of these specimens.



Sphalerite Gemstones!!

We have updated our site with 16 new Concave cut Sphalerite gemstones from both Spain and Bulgaria. Click the New Gems section of the website to view these beautiful stones.



Calcite from China!!

We have updated our site with 10 Calcite mineral specimens from the Wenshan Mine in China. Click the Wholesale section of the website to view these great specimens.



Magnetite from Bolivia!!

We have updated our site with 21 Magnetite mineral specimens from Cerro Huanaquino in Bolivia. Click the Wholesale section of the website to view these great specimens.



Ametrine Gemstones!!

We have updated our site with 28 new Concave cut Ametrine gemstones from Bolivia. Click the New Gems section of the website to view these beautiful stones.



Brett's Handmade Jewelry!!

We have updated our site with 22 new pieces of jewelry that we created in our shop. All these pieces were hand made by Brett Kosnar. Click the Jewelry section of the website to view these pieces.

Gemstones CUT BY US !!

We have updated our site with several gemstones that we have created in our shop in the New Gems section of the website. All of these stones were faceted by Allyce and Brett Kosnar.



HUNDREDS of Bolivian minerals specimens all in one update !!

Our most specimen-filled update ever! After weeks of photographing, describing and posting, we are finally ready to announce our giant Bolivian update. Over the last few years I've been culling Bolivian minerals from new finds, old collections, and things I've picked up at shows in the hopes of putting together one great big update. I've even thrown in a few treasures from my personal collection, and my father's personal colleciton. We've posted literally HUNDREDS of specimens spanning TEN PAGES worth of minerals from Bolivia representing classic localities, contemporary discoveries, unique material, rare minerals, hard-to-find specimens, and the definitive species that made Bolivia a hot bed for minerals for centuries. The VAST majority of the pieces listed are priced BELOW $1000, making for a lot of affordable, attractive pieces to add to your collection. It's safe to say that there is no better source online for Bolivian minerals than our website, and this update is just the beginning. We still have hundreds more good Bolivian pieces to post, so enjoy looking at some of our favorite minerals in the world, and stay tuned for more! Please click here if you wish to view these specimens.

Gemstones CUT BY US !!

We have updated our site with several gemstones that we have created in our shop in the New Gems section of the website. All of these stones were faceted by Allyce and Brett Kosnar.

World Wide Mixed Gemstones!!

We have updated our site with a fantastic mix of gemstones from around the world in the New Gems section of the website.



World Wide Minerals - Gem Crystals, Classics & Rarities!!

We have posted a page of 27 mineral specimens from assorted world wide localities in the New Minerals section of the website. Classics from the U.S. and abroad mixed with colorful gem crystals and a few unusual rarities.





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There are always lots of "clearance" items posted by Mineralclassics from various localities and of all different sizes.  Some amazing things go up for grabs, so do not miss out on all of the great deals!

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Thank you for your interest and happy hunting!!


Website Updates Last Update: July 28, 2012

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Our Specialties!

We are dealers in superb quality mineral specimens from worldwide localities, specializing in Colorado minerals, Bolivian minerals, Alpine & "Alpine type" minerals, and New Jersey Trap Rock minerals. We also deal in fine gemstones and jewelry from world wide localities (this is the only part of the site that is not yet complete).

Please feel free to make requests as we have a large inventory ranging from contemporary pieces to old "classics" in ALL size and price ranges.


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