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Now is the time to order Christmas presents for the mineral collector in your family.
The minerals below are personal suggestions from John Betts, the owner of the site, and mineral collector since 1968.

 

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CABINET MINERALS

Cabinet-sized minerals (>6cm across)

The minerals in this group are larger, and therefore often perceived as more valuable or more precious than other minerals. These are appropriate for collectors that like larger minerals, and have the room in their display cases for this size. The minerals were selected for their exemplary color, crystal size, and uncommon localities.

Stilbite, Heulandite, Mordenite for sale from Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India
#80616, Stilbite, Heulandite, Mordenite, Aurangabad, India (c) $395

Quartz with Chlorite on Calcite for sale from Naica District, Saucillo, Chihuahua, Mexico
#81704, Quartz with Chlorite on Calcite, Naica District, Mexico (c) $375

Heulandite with red hematite inclusions on Quartz for sale from Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India
#80718, Heulandite with red hematite inclusions on Quartz, Jalgaon, India (c) $325

Vanadinite on Mottramite for sale from Touissit Mine, 21 km SSE of Oujda, Jerada Province, Oriental, Morocco
#81378, Vanadinite on Mottramite, Touissit Mine, Morocco (c) $325

Scheelite on doubly-terminated Quartz for sale from Yaogangxian Mine, 32 km southeast of Chenzhou, Hunan, China
#80378, Scheelite on doubly-terminated Quartz, Yaogangxian Mine, China (c) $295

Wulfenite coated with Quartz for sale from Jianshan Mine, Kuruktag Mountains, 300 km southeast of Ürümqi, Shanshan County, Xinjiang Uygur Region, China
#80768, Wulfenite coated with Quartz, Jianshan Mine, Kuruktag Mountains, 300 km southeast of Ürümqi, China (c) $225

Dioptase on Calcite for sale from Christmas Mine, Banner District, Gila County, Arizona
#81250, Dioptase on Calcite, Christmas Mine, Arizona (c) $225

Manganite for sale from Caland Mine, Atikokan, Ontario, Canada
#80562, Manganite, Caland Mine, Atikokan, Canada (c) $195

Fluorapatite (purple) for sale from Nevel Quarry, Plumbago Mountain, Newry, Oxford County, Maine
#81701, Fluorapatite (purple), Nevel Quarry, Plumbago Mountain, Maine (c) $175

Ferberite for sale from Yaogangxian Mine, 32 km southeast of Chenzhou, Hunan, China
#80623, Ferberite, Yaogangxian Mine, China (c) $175

Wavellite for sale from National Limestone Quarry, Lime Ridge, Mount Pleasant Mills, Snyder County, Pennsylvania
#81372, Wavellite, National Limestone Quarry, Lime Ridge, Pennsylvania (c) $95

Colemanite on Calcite for sale from Kramer Deposit, Boron, Kern County, California
#81014, Colemanite on Calcite, Kramer Deposit, Boron, California (c) $150

Stilbite for sale from Mumbai (Bombay) District, Maharashtra, India
#80193, Stilbite, Mumbai (Bombay) District, India (c) $150

Descloizite (arborescent formation) for sale from Berg Aukas Mine, 16 km ENE of Grootfontein, Otavi Mountain Land, Namibia
#81439, Descloizite (arborescent formation), Berg Aukas Mine, Namibia (c) $115

Smithsonite for sale from Sierra Mojada, Coahuila, Mexico
#80182, Smithsonite, Sierra Mojada, Mexico (c) $150

Colemanite on Calcite for sale from Kramer Deposit, Boron, Kern County, California
#81009, Colemanite on Calcite, Kramer Deposit, Boron, California (c) $75

Quartz var. Chalcedony stalactitic formations for sale from Solo River, Central Java, Indonesia
#80179, Quartz var. Chalcedony stalactitic formations, Solo River, Indonesia (c) $85

Stilbite for sale from (Upper New Street Quarry), Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey
#81723, Stilbite, (Upper New Street Quarry), Paterson, New Jersey (c) $85

Quartz var. Smoky (Dauphiné twin) for sale from Echo Chamber Pocket, Dreamtime Claim, Crystal Peak area, 6.5 km northeast of Lake George, Teller County, Colorado
#80879, Quartz var. Smoky (Dauphiné twin), Echo Chamber Pocket, Dreamtime Claim, Crystal Peak area, Colorado (c) $85

Stilbite with Calcite for sale from Moore's Station Quarry, 44 km northeast of Philadelphia, Mercer County, New Jersey
#81575, Stilbite with Calcite, Moore's Station Quarry, New Jersey (c) $65

Azurite for sale from Kamariza Mines, Lavrion (Laurium) Mining District, Attica Peninsula, Greece
#81436, Azurite, Kamariza Mines, Lavrion (Laurium) Mining District, Greece (c) $48

Heulandite for sale from Upper New Street Quarry, Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey
#81603, Heulandite, Upper New Street Quarry, New Jersey (c) $48

Pickeringite for sale from Libros, Teruel, Aragón, Spain
#81466, Pickeringite, Libros, Spain (c) $65

Quartz var. Smoky Quartz plus Microcline for sale from Moat Mountain, west of North Conway, Carroll County, New Hampshire
#81134, Quartz var. Smoky Quartz plus Microcline, Moat Mountain, west of North Conway, New Hampshire (c) $60

Quartz var. Smoky for sale from Little Three Mine, Ramona Mining District, San Diego County, California
#80329, Quartz var. Smoky, Little Three Mine, California (c) $55

Quartz var. Amethyst Quartz for sale from Catalan Agate-Amethyst District, Southern Paraná Basalt Basin, Artigas, Uruguay
#81156, Quartz var. Amethyst Quartz, Catalan Agate-Amethyst District, Uruguay (c) $36

Chabazite on Quartz for sale from Upper New Street Quarry, Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey
#81531, Chabazite on Quartz, Upper New Street Quarry, New Jersey (c) $48

Natrolite on Calcite for sale from Millington Quarry, Bernards Township, Somerset County, New Jersey
#81726, Natrolite on Calcite, Millington Quarry, New Jersey (c) $42

Heulandite for sale from Upper New Street Quarry, Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey
#81608, Heulandite, Upper New Street Quarry, New Jersey (c) $45

    

 MINIATURES

Choice miniature-sized minerals

Miniature minerals are larger than thumbnail size (>2.5 cm) yet smaller than the minerals above. Miniature minerals offer high quality at affordable prices. Many collectors restrict their collections to miniature minerals (like I do, because I live in NYC where space at home is at a premium). These miniature minerals were selected for unusual localities, uncommon mineral  species, or unique crystallization habits that will make them special in any collectors display cabinets.

Rutile (V-twinned crystals) for sale from Graves Mountain (Kyanite Mine), 19.5 km east of Washington, Lincoln County, Georgia
#81533, Rutile (V-twinned crystals), Graves Mountain (Kyanite Mine), Georgia (m) $295

Brochantite for sale from Kambove District, Katanga (Shaba) Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo
#80488, Brochantite, Kambove District, Democratic Republic of the Congo (m) $250

Plumbogummite pseudomorphs after Pyromorphite for sale from Laohu Hill, Guilin, Guangxi, China
#80346, Plumbogummite pseudomorphs after Pyromorphite, Laohu Hill, Guilin, China (m) $250

Azurite complex cluster for sale from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
#80341, Azurite complex cluster, Milpillas Mine, Mexico (m) $250

Andradite var. Demantoid Garnet for sale from Antetezambato, Ambanja, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar
#80851, Andradite var. Demantoid Garnet, Antetezambato, Madagascar (m) $225

Fluorite (cubo-octahedral crystals) on Quartz for sale from Huanggang Mine, Kèshíkèténg Qí, Chifeng, Inner Mongolia, China
#80554, Fluorite (cubo-octahedral crystals) on Quartz, Huanggang Mine, China (m) $175

Vanadinite on Fe-Mn-oxides for sale from Taouz, Er Rachidia, Meknes-Tafilalet, Morocco
#80396, Vanadinite on Fe-Mn-oxides, Taouz, Er Rachidia, Morocco (m) $225

Topaz on Quartz for sale from Shah Nassir Peak, Nyet, Braldu Valley, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
#81261, Topaz on Quartz, Shah Nassir Peak, Nyet, Pakistan (m) $225

Bixbyite for sale from N'Chwaning II Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
#81560, Bixbyite, N'Chwaning II Mine, South Africa (m) $195

Azurite (with unusual rounded form) for sale from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
#80731, Azurite (with unusual rounded form), Milpillas Mine, Mexico (m) $150

Fluorite for sale from Middle Mountain, Carroll County, New Hampshire
#80430, Fluorite, Middle Mountain, New Hampshire (m) $95

Elbaite Tourmaline for sale from Pederneira Mine, Sao Jose da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil
#80484, Elbaite Tourmaline, Pederneira Mine, Brazil (m) $125

Pyrite with Chalcocite coating for sale from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
#80852, Pyrite with Chalcocite coating, Milpillas Mine, Mexico (m) $125

Acanthite (parallel crystals) for sale from Mine d'Imider, 6.2 km ESE of Imiter, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet, Morocco
#80595, Acanthite (parallel crystals), Mine d'Imider, 6.2 km ESE of Imiter, Morocco (m) $75

Galena (with unusual complex parallel faces) for sale from Brushy Creek Mine, Viburnum Trend, Reynolds County, Missouri
#81505, Galena (with unusual complex parallel faces), Brushy Creek Mine, Missouri (m) $110

Sulfur for sale from El Desierto, West of Salar de Uyuni, Potosi, Bolivia
#81023, Sulfur, El Desierto, West of Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia (m) $95

Ferberite (V-twinned crystals) for sale from Cerro Tazna, Nor Chichas Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia
#80594, Ferberite (V-twinned crystals), Cerro Tazna, Bolivia (m) $95

Wulfenite on Quartz for sale from Manhan Lead Mines, Loudville District, 3 km northwest of Easthampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts
#80405, Wulfenite on Quartz, Manhan Lead Mines, Loudville District, Massachusetts (m) $80

Quartz var. Smoky Quartz for sale from Sawtooth Mountains, Custer County, Idaho
#80411, Quartz var. Smoky Quartz, Sawtooth Mountains, Idaho (m) $30

Sphalerite (lamellar twinned) with minor Calcite for sale from Mid-Continent Mine, Treece, Cherokee County, Kansas
#81202, Sphalerite (lamellar twinned) with minor Calcite, Mid-Continent Mine, Kansas (m) $65

Schizolite with minor Polylithionite for sale from Poudrette Quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, Québec, Canada
#81350, Schizolite with minor Polylithionite, Poudrette Quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, Canada (m) $55

Calcite with Palygorskite for sale from Pend Oreille Mine, Metalline Falls, Pend Oreille County, Washington
#80336, Calcite with Palygorskite, Pend Oreille Mine, Washington (m) $55

Schorl Tourmaline for sale from Erongo Mountains, 20 km north of Usakos, Damaraland, Namibia
#80792, Schorl Tourmaline, Erongo Mountains, Namibia (m) $45

Stilbite for sale from Cape D'Or, Nova Scotia, Canada
#80420, Stilbite, Cape D'Or, Canada (m) $16

Wulfenite on Quartz for sale from Manhan Lead Mines, Loudville District, 3 km northwest of Easthampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts
#80786, Wulfenite on Quartz, Manhan Lead Mines, Loudville District, Massachusetts (m) $75

Barite over Sphalerite and Fluorite for sale from Elmwood Mine, Carthage. Smith County, Tennessee
#80963, Barite over Sphalerite and Fluorite, Elmwood Mine, Tennessee (m) $42

Quartz var. Rose Quartz Crystals for sale from Alto da Pitorra, Laranjeiras, Galiléia, Minas Gerais, Brazil
#81492, Quartz var. Rose Quartz Crystals, Alto da Pitorra, Laranjeiras, Brazil (m) $40

Quartz for sale from Patch Mine, Central City, Gilpin County, Colorado
#80862, Quartz, Patch Mine, Colorado (m) $24

Datolite with minor Heulandite for sale from Prospect Park Quarry, Prospect Park, Passaic County, New Jersey
#81631, Datolite with minor Heulandite, Prospect Park Quarry, New Jersey (m) $48

Colemanite for sale from Kramer Deposit, Boron, Kern County, California
#81163, Colemanite, Kramer Deposit, Boron, California (m) $48

Stilbite on Mordenite for sale from Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India
#81001, Stilbite on Mordenite, Aurangabad, India (m) $30

Quartz for sale from Coleman's Mine, Miller's Mountain, Jessieville, Garland County, Arkansas
#81170, Quartz, Coleman's Mine, Miller's Mountain, Arkansas (m) $28

Quartz var. Amethyst Quartz for sale from Catalan Agate-Amethyst District, Southern Paraná Basalt Basin, Artigas, Uruguay
#80349, Quartz var. Amethyst Quartz, Catalan Agate-Amethyst District, Uruguay (m) $26

Natrolite for sale from Robertson Quarry, near Dayton, Mason County, Washington
#81286, Natrolite, Robertson Quarry, near Dayton, Washington (m) $34

Stilbite with minor Calcite for sale from Moore's Station Quarry, 44 km northeast of Philadelphia, Mercer County, New Jersey
#81613, Stilbite with minor Calcite, Moore's Station Quarry, New Jersey (m) $38

Goethite for sale from Kennedy Park, Sayreville, Middlesex County, New Jersey
#81728, Goethite, Kennedy Park, Sayreville, New Jersey (m) $25

Pectolite on Datolite with molds after bladed Anhydrite for sale from Millington Quarry, Bernards Township, Somerset County, New Jersey
#81727, Pectolite on Datolite with molds after bladed Anhydrite, Millington Quarry, New Jersey (m) $28

THUMBNAILS

Thumbnail-sized specimens mounted in Perky-style display boxes

Thumbnail minerals are defined as fitting inside an imaginary one inch (25 mm) cube. Their small size does not mean they are not as desirable. Perfect minerals, with no visible damage, are often only obtainable in thumbnail-sized specimens. Thumbnail minerals will come mounted in clear-topped display boxes, known as Perky boxes, that make for easy handling and protection from damage, which makes them good for young collectors. The thumbnail minerals below were selected for classic localities, desirable mineral species, and uncommon occurrences.

Spinel for sale from Mahenge, Morogoro Region, Tanzania
#81581, Spinel, Mahenge, Tanzania (t) $125

Topaz with rhyolite inclusions for sale from Thomas Range, Juab County, Utah
#81600, Topaz with rhyolite inclusions, Thomas Range, Utah (t) $165

Rutile for sale from Graves Mountain, Lincoln County, Georgia
#81664, Rutile, Graves Mountain, Georgia (t) $125

Elbaite var. Rubellite Tourmaline for sale from Cruzeiro Mine, São Jose da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil
#81289, Elbaite var. Rubellite Tourmaline, Cruzeiro Mine, Brazil (t) $165

Natrolite for sale from Millington Quarry, Bernards Township, Somerset County, New Jersey
#81596, Natrolite, Millington Quarry, New Jersey (t) $95

Elbaite var. Rubellite Tourmaline with facet-grade gem nodule for sale from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande District, San Diego County, California
#81659, Elbaite var. Rubellite Tourmaline with facet-grade gem nodule, Himalaya Mine, California (t) $150

Stannite for sale from Yaogangxian Mine, 32 km southeast of Chenzhou, Hunan, China
#81558, Stannite, Yaogangxian Mine, China (t) $75

Spinel for sale from Mahenge, Morogoro Region, Tanzania
#81644, Spinel, Mahenge, Tanzania (t) $65

Natrolite with Apophyllite overgrowth for sale from Millington Quarry, Bernards Township, Somerset County, New Jersey
#81632, Natrolite with Apophyllite overgrowth, Millington Quarry, New Jersey (t) $45

Andorite (rare silver sulfosalt) for sale from Mina San José, Oruro Department, Bolivia
#80381, Andorite (rare silver sulfosalt), Mina San José, Bolivia (t) $85

Enargite for sale from Butte Mining District, Summit Valley, Silver Bow County, Montana
#81694, Enargite, Butte Mining District, Montana (t) $32

Quartz var. Herkimer Diamonds for sale from Hickory Hill Diamond Diggings, Fonda, Montgomery County, New York
#81309, Quartz var. Herkimer Diamonds, Hickory Hill Diamond Diggings, New York (t) $18

Fluorapatite with Cookeite for sale from Mount Rubellite, Hebron, Oxford County, Maine
#81650, Fluorapatite with Cookeite, Mount Rubellite, Hebron, Maine (Type Locality for Cookeite) (t) $75

Cassiterite (twinned crystals) for sale from Durango, Mexico
#81693, Cassiterite (twinned crystals), Mexico (t) $38

Corundum var. Ruby crystal for sale from Winza, Mpwapwa District, Dodoma, Tanzania
#81059, Corundum var. Ruby crystal, Winza, Mpwapwa District, Tanzania (t) $22

Silver (naturally crystallized native silver wire crystals) on Calcite for sale from Guanajuato, Mexico
#81647, Silver (naturally crystallized native silver wire crystals) on Calcite, Mexico (t) $34

Corundum var. Ruby crystal for sale from Jegdalek, Sarobi, Afghanistan
#81056, Corundum var. Ruby crystal, Jegdalek, Afghanistan (t) $25

Vanadinite for sale from North Home Mine, Thanksgiving Pocket, Radersburg Mining District, Broadwater County, Montana
#81698, Vanadinite, North Home Mine, Thanksgiving Pocket, Montana (t) $30

Corundum var. Ruby for sale from Winza, Mpwapwa District, Dodoma, Tanzania
#81062, Corundum var. Ruby, Winza, Mpwapwa District, Tanzania (t) $16

SPECIALS

For that special person in your life

The minerals below are some of my best minerals, though I certainly have more expensive minerals in my Very Best Gallery, but these were selected for their quality, unique occurrences, and classic provenance. Several of these minerals are from famous finds, years ago, that are no longer available except from old collections, including a few from my private collection. This group varies by size, beginning with the largest towards the top.

Quartz var. Amethyst Quartz for sale from Piedra Parada, near Las Vigas, Tatatila, Veracruz, Mexico
#81243, Quartz var. Amethyst Quartz, Piedra Parada, near Las Vigas, Mexico (c) $400

Hematite (classic ca. 1965) for sale from Congonhas do Campo, Minas Gerais, Brazil
#81503, Hematite (classic ca. 1965), Congonhas do Campo, Brazil (c) $425

Calcite (with internal phantom zone) for sale from Linwood Mine, Buffalo, Scott County, Iowa
#81703, Calcite (with internal phantom zone), Linwood Mine, Iowa (c) $475

Ferberite, Siderite, Fluorapatite, Pyrite for sale from Panasqueira Mine, Barroca Grande, 21 km. west of Fundao, Castelo Branco, Portugal
#81528, Ferberite, Siderite, Fluorapatite, Pyrite, Panasqueira Mine, Portugal (c) $400

Fluorite (stalactitic formation that formed over Stibnite) for sale from Weishan, Dali Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan, China
#81514, Fluorite (stalactitic formation that formed over Stibnite), Weishan, Dali Autonomous Prefecture, China (c) $400

Mimetite for sale from Mina San Antonio, Santa Eulalia District, Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua, Mexico
#81291, Mimetite, Mina San Antonio, Santa Eulalia District, Mexico (c) $400

Ludlockite for sale from Mina Ojuela, Mapimí, Durango, Mexico
#81279, Ludlockite, Mina Ojuela, Mexico (m) $450

Wulfenite for sale from Jianshan Mine, Kuruktag Mountains, 300 km southeast of Ürümqi, Shanshan County, Xinjiang Uygur Region, China
#81530, Wulfenite, Jianshan Mine, Kuruktag Mountains, 300 km southeast of Ürümqi, China (c) $385

Fluorite for sale from Riemvasmaak, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
#80898, Fluorite, Riemvasmaak, South Africa (m) $650

Braunite-II and Calcite for sale from N'Chwaning II Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
#81535, Braunite-II and Calcite, N'Chwaning II Mine, South Africa (m) $675

Barite for sale from Jebel Ouichane, Sagangane, Nador Province, L'Oriental Region, Morocco
#81706, Barite, Jebel Ouichane, Sagangane, Morocco (m) $450

Azurite partially altered to Malachite for sale from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
#80343, Azurite partially altered to Malachite, Milpillas Mine, Mexico (m) $425

Malachite pseudomorphs after Azurite for sale from 1st Oxide Zone, Upper Level, Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia
#81504, Malachite pseudomorphs after Azurite, 1st Oxide Zone, Upper Level, Tsumeb Mine, Namibia (m) $425

Bournonite (cog-wheel twinned crystals) with Boulangerite micros for sale from Yaogangxian Mine, 32 km southeast of Chenzhou, Hunan, China
#81539, Bournonite (cog-wheel twinned crystals) with Boulangerite micros, Yaogangxian Mine, China (m) $450

Elbaite var. Rubellite Tourmaline (doubly-terminated) for sale from Paprok, Kamdesh District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
#81510, Elbaite var. Rubellite Tourmaline (doubly-terminated), Paprok, Afghanistan (m) $400

Gold (crystallized native gold) for sale from Coulterville-Mariposa region, Mother Lode Belt, Mariposa County, California
#78084, Gold (crystallized native gold), Coulterville-Mariposa region, Mother Lode Belt, California (t) $1950

Dioptase and Chrysocolla with Quartz for sale from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
#81569, Dioptase and Chrysocolla with Quartz, Milpillas Mine, Mexico (m) $400

Diamond (1.81 carat pale-gray cubic uncut rough diamond) for sale from Diavik Mine, East Island, Lac de Gras, Northwest Territories, Canada
#73008, Diamond (1.81 carat pale-gray cubic uncut rough diamond), Diavik Mine, Canada (t) $1605

Sphalerite (gem-grade) for sale from Empire State Zinc Mine #4 (formerly ZCA No. 4 Mine), 3800' Level, Balmat, St. Lawrence County, New York
#81710, Sphalerite (gem-grade), Empire State Zinc Mine #4 (formerly ZCA No. 4 Mine), 3800' Level, New York (t) $495

Tanzanite (blue-violet gem variety of Zoisite) for sale from Merelani Hills, western slope of Lelatama Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania
#81564, Tanzanite (blue-violet gem variety of Zoisite), Merelani Hills, Tanzania (Type Locality for Tanzanite) (t) $3500

Elbaite var. Watermelon Tourmaline for sale from Cruzeiro Mine, São Jose da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil
#81210, Elbaite var. Watermelon Tourmaline, Cruzeiro Mine, Brazil (t) $975

Elbaite var. Bi-colored Tourmaline for sale from Cruzeiro Mine, São Jose da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil
#81212, Elbaite var. Bi-colored Tourmaline, Cruzeiro Mine, Brazil (t) $475

Diamond (0.71 carat gem-grade yellow octahedral rough diamond) for sale from Diamantino, Mato Grosso, Brazil
#74046, Diamond (0.71 carat gem-grade yellow octahedral rough diamond), Diamantino, Brazil (t) $930

Axinite-(Fe) for sale from Puiva Deposit, Tyumenskaya Oblast', Sub-Polar Ural Mountains, Russia
#81711, Axinite-(Fe), Puiva Deposit, Russia (t) $450

 

  

SALE ITEMS

Half Price Sale on Fancy Yellow Cavernous Diamonds

Below are  rough crystals of genuine diamond for sale at 50% off retail prices. I acquired these unusual diamonds years ago in anticipation of an article about their unique form. The article was never published. Now I am willing to sell them below my cost. They all exhibit excellent sparkle caused by the cavernous crystal form (= cubic form with depressed convex faces resulting in prominent edges). Most are fancy yellow color, a color grade in the gem industry reserved for highly saturated colors beyond the normal ranges of yellow diamonds. All are naturally occurring diamonds and have not been polished. Most are similar to the two diagrams below.

Diamond (0.89 carat cluster of fancy-yellow cavernous uncut diamonds) for sale from Mbuji-Mayi, 300 km east of Tshikapa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
#72206, Diamond (0.89 carat cluster of fancy-yellow cavernous uncut diamonds), Mbuji-Mayi, Democratic Republic of the Congo
$1070
$535

Diamond (1.35 carat cluster of fancy intense brownish-yellow cavernous uncut diamonds) for sale from Mbuji-Mayi, 300 km east of Tshikapa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
#72203, Diamond (1.35 carat cluster of fancy intense brownish-yellow cavernous uncut diamonds), Mbuji-Mayi, Democratic Republic of the Congo
$1630
$815

Diamond (0.65 carat fancy intense brownish-yellow cavernous uncut diamond) for sale from Mbuji-Mayi, 300 km east of Tshikapa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
#72204, Diamond (0.65 carat fancy intense brownish-yellow cavernous uncut diamond), Mbuji-Mayi, Democratic Republic of the Congo
$760
$380

Diamond (1.01 carat yellow cavernous cubic uncut rough diamond) for sale from Mbuji-Mayi, 300 km east of Tshikapa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
#73544, Diamond (1.01 carat yellow cavernous cubic uncut rough diamond), Mbuji-Mayi, Democratic Republic of the Congo
$1295
$647

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