Beryl var. Aquamarine from Quy Chau District, Nghe An Province, Vietnam [AQUA10]
Beryl var. Aquamarine
Quy Chau District, Nghe An Province, Vietnam
Apophyllite with Scolecite from Jalisgoan, near Jalgoan, Maharashtra State, India [APOPHYLLITE5]
Apophyllite with Scolecite
Jalisgoan, near Jalgoan, Maharashtra State, India
Corundum Var. Sapphire from Balangoda, near Ratnapura, Sabaragamuwa Province,  Sri Lanka [SAPPHIRE2]
Corundum Var. Sapphire
Balangoda, near Ratnapura, Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka
Gold from Sacramento River, Redding, California [GOLD12]
Sacramento River, Redding, California
Opal (polished) from Jalisco, Mexico [OPAL3]
Opal (polished)
Jalisco, Mexico
Garnet Var. Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [TSAVORITE1]
Garnet Var. Tsavorite
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania

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We Buy Collections

"Why sell my mineral collection?"

There are many reasons to sell your mineral collection. Perhaps you have run out of room, and no longer have a way to display your crystal collection. Maybe you've inherited a mineral collection and don't know what to do with it? Or, perhaps time is passing and your children or grandchildren aren't that interested. These minerals have been around for millions of years, and hopefully they will remain intact and "valued," for another million years! There are many horror stories of rock collections being "thrown away," in dumpsters by ignorant estate executors, or sold for pennies at garage sales. We may be interested in buying your mineral collection. 

We regularly buy old mineral and rock collections. Ideally, we are able to see the pieces in person to assess its value. We are based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Regardless of where the collection is, please contact us via email Send us pics! That's the first thing I'll ask for over the phone. We also travel through out the country doing shows, and we often will view a mineral collection while we are in town, see our SHOW SCHEDULE link for details (left side of page).

Please, send me pics of the crystals you want to sell. Even a cell phone image is better than nothing at all. Take some pictures of a few of the better pieces, and a few of the more average pieces. Include a description. The more information we have, the better. Feel free to include your phone number as I may call as a follow-up to find out more information. Take a look at the pictures of our minerals on our web site to get an idea of what we look for when we buy minerals. 

We can also work something out whereby you ship the mineral collection to us in stages. As we receive a box, we call you to discuss the price for the contents. If we agree on the price, we cut you a check and you then prepare another box for shipping. Be sure and include all original labels. 

If you have significant mineral specimens that are valued over $1,000, you should send us an email with photos, description, and an asking price. If we are interested and accept your price it will be pending inspection of the specimen. You will be required to ship the specimen at your expense for our review.

Pete's Cell phone (513) 304-9750 and let us know all about it. When selling your mineral collection, here are a few good questions to consider answering:

  1. How many minerals?
  2. How long have you owned them?
  3. What size are they (generally speaking)?
  4. Are they all labeled?
  5. Are they on display, mounted on stands, or boxed up?
  6. How did you get them? IE what dealers did you buy them from?
  7. Do you have a price in mind for the whole collection?
  8. If we agree on a price together, can I pack up the collection and take it with me, or do I have to make a second trip after you shop the collection around?

Let us know if we can assist you in selling your mineral collection. We also can help if you want to sell your fossil collection. 

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