find your minerals!

We feel honored if you want to adopt any of our rocks and give them a good home. Here is some information about available stones. We are happy to answer any questions about them, or about the availability of others. Please contact us (in English, Japanese, Spanish or German) with any special requests regarding shipping, insurance, registration, customs documents, etc. Payment of adoption fees is possible by Paypal, personal check, bank transfer, or in person at various mineral shows in the USA, Japan and Europe. We hope you find something you like, which helps fund expeditions to awful places you don't want to go digging in yourself. If nothing here is of interest to you, you are welcome to e-mail us your want list.

No.26, MATIOLIITE Rapid Creek Yukon
No.26, MATIOLIITE Rapid Creek Yukon

Two sky-blue sprays of matioliite, associated with siderite, wardite, and eosphorite-childrenite series. First find for Canada, and only the 4th locality worldwide. Foto fov 2cm, of a 6cm rock. us$180

No25, SMOKY QUARTZ Mont Blanc France
No25, SMOKY QUARTZ Mont Blanc France

3,300 meters elevation! 4cm SOLD

No24, RHODOCHROSITE South Africa
No24, RHODOCHROSITE South Africa

Northern Cape, N'Chwaning mine 3cm $55

No23, TOPAZ CLEAVELANDITE Pakistan
No23, TOPAZ CLEAVELANDITE Pakistan

Yuno, Shigar Valley, Baltistan, Northern Areas 5cm $95

No22, QUARTZ Goboboseb Mts Namibia
No22, QUARTZ Goboboseb Mts Namibia

Brandberg area 3×4cm $160

No21, KUNZITE California U.S.A
No21, KUNZITE California U.S.A

Oceanview mine, San Diego 2.5cm $150

No20, KUNZITE California U.S.A
No20, KUNZITE California U.S.A

Oceanview mine, San Diego 3.5cm $180

No19, KUNZITE California U.S.A
No19, KUNZITE California U.S.A

Oceanview mine, San Diego 4cm $280

No18, HYDROPHANE OPAL  Ethiopia
No18, HYDROPHANE OPAL Ethiopia

Small group of opals from Wello, Ethiopia. These are of the hydrophane variety, which is transparent when soaking in water, ranging from colorless and very clear to light brown, some of them with good play-of-color, but they quickly turn white and opaque when they get dry (obviously therefore no good for gemstones, in spite of their beauty). This is reversible on putting them back into water again... A great experiment for children. $60 for the lot.