My name is Michael Ausec.
I have been collecting minerals for several years and sometimes I end up with duplicates. I do not buy minerals for resale, most of these came from our personal collection.  Sometimes when we bought estates for our antiques store, there were a few minerals or fossils in the deal, and they end-up here too.

If you want to buy one, just send us an email with your receiving address and US postal Zipcode so we can quote shipping.
Generally, these things will fit well in a small USPS Flat Rate Priority box.

I have great difficulty when I buy a stone from the Internet.  Sometimes it is too small.  Sometimes too big.  Or the color isn't right, or it doesn't display well.  Buying a stone is a very personal matter.  Just because I like the stone doesn't me that you will like it.  So if you buy a stone from us, keep it for 3 days.  Take a good look and make sure you are happy with it.  If not, send us another email to let us know that you are sending it back, and when it arrives, we'll send you a refund for the price (but not the shipping costs).

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AQUAMARINE - L32.21
Darrah Pech, Kunar, Afghanistan
Neat pair of flatten hexagonal crystals.  Flat terminations with small steps.  Fairly clear, and very light blue in color.  31mm in overall length.  Larger crystal is 6.5mm in maximum width.
$20 USD



AQUAMARINE
Darrah Pech, Kunar, Afghanistan
32.2mm in overall length.  About 9.4mm in max width.  Cute, complex termination. Stout crystal with few alabis. Would benefit from more aggressive cleaning.  Minimal edge chipping.  Transparent, with a light blue color.  A nice stone. Image1 Image2
$39 USD


AMAZONITE and SMOKY QUARTZ - M10.5
Lake George, Park County, Colorado
Classic combination from the Pike's Peak Batholith
Quartz is about 3.5cm long.  The Amazonite is 5cm across.

Great color, displays well.  I got this from Dave Bunk years ago.
Here is another image.
$300 USD


 


AQUAMARINE  - M10.7 
California Mine, Chaffee County, Colorado
Classic greenish/blue AQUAMARINE from the Mt Antero District.
I found this in the 1970s.  It is not terminated.
2 cm across, 2.5cm in length.  Nice stout crystal, very showy.
$240 USD





SPHALERITE and QUARTZ - M10.9
Idarado Mine, San Miguel County, Colorado
Cute association, seldom seen these days.
No alabis.
The Quartz is about 2.4cm in length.  Overall width is 4cm. 
$125 USD



DEMANTOID 
Ala, Piedmont, Italy
Rich minty green garnets on matrix.
 John Barlow had this in his pile at one time.

About 6.5cm across
$350 USD





FLUORITE on CALCITE 
Liseanthirn, Nabberg, Olepforz, Germany
Yellow FLUORITE cube on a matrix of CALCITE crystals.
Weak SW fluorescence (Fluorite).
Small Miniature
$30 USD







AQUAMARINE - B196.5
California Mine, Chaffee County, Colorado
Classic white capped AQUAMARINE from the Mt Antero District.
I found this in the 1970s.  It is terminated.
2.5 cm across, 2.2cm in length. 
$65 USD



PYRITE - B199.11
Locksburg, Kansas
Unusual locality noted for their ball-shaped Pyrites.
TN
$16 USD



SMOKY QUARTZ - L32.67
California Mine, Chaffee County, Colorado
A nice long, slightly bent crystal with 2 smaller crystals attached at the base.
7.5cm in length
$24 USD



QUARTZ (Faden) - B217.36
Zinggenstock, Switzerland
6cm tall. 5cm in length (sideways)
$35 USD



SMOKY QUARTZ, ORTHOCLASE
White Mountain or Mt Antero, Chaffee County, Colorado
Nice combo.
TN
$13 USD 



FLUORITE and QUARTZ - L32.65
Upper Little Brown's Creek, Chaffee County, Colorado
Cute QUARTZ spray (flower) on a subhedral green FLUORTE matrix
5 cm
$35 USD



AMAZONITE and SMOKY QUARTZ - B217.38
Lake George, Park County, Colorado
Classic combination from the Pike's Peak Batholith
4 cm across.
$30 USD



FLUORITE and QUARTZ L32.66
Upper Little Brown's Creek, Chaffee County, Colorado
Cute QUARTZ spray (flower) on a subhedral green FLUORTE matrix
4 cm
$19 USD



FLUORITE and QUARTZ - L32.50
Upper Little Brown's Creek, Chaffee County, Colorado
Cute subhedral green/purple FLUORITE
TN
$7 USD






ALAMANDINE - L32.45
Deer Creek Canyon, Jefferson County, Colorado.
Cluster of garnets.
TN
$21 USD



SMOKY QUARTZ - L32.39
Pack Rat Mine, Upper Dike, San Diego County, California
Nice crystal from a forgotten mine
3.5cm in length
$24 USD



SMOKY QUARTZ - L32.68
California Mine, Chaffee County, Colorado
I found this in the 1970s
4.5 x 2.5 x 2.2cm
$24 USD



SMOKY QUARTZ - L32.39
Elizabeth R Mine, Pala, California
A nice specimen from a forgotten mine.  3.8cm in length
$21 USD



AQUAMARINE - L32.36
California Mine, Chaffee County, Colorado
Iron stained pale AQUAMARINE from the California Mine.  I found this in the 1970s.  A terminated, stout crystal.
1.6cm tall.
$35 USD



FLUORITE and QUARTZ - L32.51
Upper Little Brown's Creek, Chaffee County, Colorado
Cute QUARTZ spray (flower) on a subhedral green FLUORTE matrix
Large TN
$22 USD



TOPAZ  - L32.32
Tarryall District, Park County, Colorado
I found this in the 1970s, in the location where Walt Rubek ultimately set up his tourist trap.
2cm tall
$54 USD



TOPAZ - L32.36
Tarryall District, Park County, Colorado
I found this in the 1970, in the location where Rubek set up his tourist trap.
1.5cm tall. 
$23 USD



AMETHYST - L32.4
Karur Tamil Nado, India
Dark, shiny scepter. Double Terminated. Much better in person. I'm not convinced that I should
sell this - it is quite good.  3.1cm in length
$29 USD



SPODUMENE (KUNZITE) - B217.1
Minas Gerais, Brazil
Description
A shiney, bright pink miniature.  Looks like candy...
$55 USD




That is all!  Thank you for looking!

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