Polished & Natural Specimens
Included here are a variety of polished specimens and natural mineral specimens perfect for adding to your collection or giving as gifts to friends.
Many of the specimens offered here are wonderful starter pieces for beginning rock collectors, and some are suitable for the more discerning agate, gem, and mineral connoisseurs among us. Measurements are given as width by height by depth. Enjoy!
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Specimen: A nice slightly dome face polished piece of gem silica, chrysocolla, malachite, and quartz. The gem silica is a beautiful aqua baby blue, and this piece could be cut into slabettes for cabbing. There are some tiny fractures in the lower part as seen in the photo. From Arizona.
2 1/8″ x 1 3/8″ x 1 1/2″
WT: 61.3 grams
Specimen: This is a beautiful, fairly large, face polished fortification banded slab of Parcelas (Purple Passion) agate from Mexico. There are a few flaws such as a couple of semi-healed fractures and some fine polishing scratches near the bottom of the fracture on the right. This piece has some great dendritic inclusions and pretty purple colors, and would make an excellent starter piece for someone’s agate collection.
3″ x 2 1/8″ x 1/4″
Specimen: This is a really nice face polished banded agate nodule in shades of greenish-gold with strong parallax in the banding. There are some interesting little red inclusions towards the top right in the euhedral quartz and an area of fine waterline banding. From Queensland, Australia.
2″ x 1 1/4″ x 3/4″
Specimen: This is a sweet dome face polished ovoid banded Imperial Jasper nodule in shades of dark brown, taupe, & mauve. The polish has some scratches in a couple of spots, so it may need a repolish or it could be recut for a flat lap polish or for cabbing. It appears darker in hand. From Mexico.
3 1/8″ x 1 3/4″ x 1 1/2″