At Tucson this past February, I bought a group of smoky quartz encrustation pseudomorphs after laumontite, with almost stalactitic growth of small pyramidal smoky quartz crystals growing on very fine milky quartz druse which had coated the original laumontite crystals, some up to 5" or more in length. I'm listing quite a few of these. I also bought a small collection of Sunnyside mine material, mainly nice lustrous groups of small (3/4") fluorite cubes, but also a few nice rhodochrosite specimens. I'll also be listing a lot of rare earth minerals collected mainly by Rudy Bologna here in Colorado. Rudy has hundreds of photos of rare earth minerals and locations on Mindat.org.
Last year, I bought a collection of Idarado mine specimens from the daughter of a miner who worked at the mine between the 1950s and 1970s. There are lots of very attractive specimens with micro pyrite crystals on both calcite and quartz, as well as light manganocalcites, some interesting quartz and calcite specimens, and a few sulfide minerals from the replacement ore bodies. The new finds from 2008-10 are represented by lots of singles and groups from the Cliffhanger pocket, a new find in 2009--quartz epimorphs after anhydrite from a vein above the Dawn of Day mine on Cement Creek northwest of Silverton, and nice dark scepter amethyst crystals from Little Giant Basin collected by Mark Mahlum in 2008. Also collected by Mark are some new amethyst crystals collected in the Hurricane Pass area.
For the past several years I've been collecting ore specimens from dozens of mines in the San Juans. These will include classic famous mines like the Camp Bird and the Sunnyside, but also lesser known mines like the Atlas, Sydney, Alaska, and the Spotted Pup (Dives mine). I also have a large selection of micro mineral specimens from Colorado, and if you'll let me know your wants, I'll let you know what I have on hand.
Minerals listed on the web site will include those from old classic localities in the state, and also rarer locality pieces. We will attempt to have a broad range of specimens for almost every budget.
To simplify ordering, I've decided to ship everything for free in the U.S., over a $50 minumum purchase. Under $50, please send $5.00 for shipping. Customers outside of the U.S., please email which specimens you want and I'll package them and get back to you with shipping charges. If you are a Colorado resident, and do not have a resale number, you will need to include 2.9% sales tax. Customers outside of Colorado do not pay sales tax as of now.
If you would like to see these minerals in person, you can visit our showroom in beautiful Ouray, Colorado, by appointment. Please give us as much lead time as possible to schedule your visit, and we will help arrange reservations for lodging, meals, and whatever other activities you would like to participate in while you are here. Use the link to the right for Ouray, Colorado, to see what the area looks like, and the activities available. The mineral showroom is moving in Ouray from an off-Main Street location to a room in my house, so I will be more able to have visitors come and view the minerals there.
Please feel free to contact us by phone: 970-325-4071 or my cell: 970-519-1645, or "email": firstname.lastname@example.org. We accept all major credit cards through Paypal, which you access through the shopping cart on the site. We also accept checks and money orders sent to: Coloradominerals.com, P.O. Box 1884, Ouray, CO 81427.
We are always looking for collections of Colorado minerals to buy, and we will also list Colorado minerals on consignment on the web site for individuals or dealers. Please contact Robert Stoufer for more information. If you have a specific want, please let us know, as we have contacts with other dealers and collectors and may be able to find what you're looking for.