John Betts - Fine Minerals, dealer of fine minerals and specimens for mineral collectors.
John Betts - Fine Minerals, New York, NY  
Dealers of Fine Minerals and Natural Crystal Clusters since 1989.


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New Mineral Listings 1
New Mineral Listings 2
New Mineral Listings 3
New Mineral Listings 4
Barite & Other Sulfates
Native Elements
Zeolites and Related
Gem Minerals
Mineral Oddities
Pedigreed Minerals

Regional Galleries

New England
New York-New Jersey
Rocky Mountains
South America
North Atlantic
India & Mideast
Pacific Rim
Tsumeb Mine, Namibia
Milpillas Mine, Mexico

Special Galleries

My Best Minerals
Overlooked Treasures
Minerals from Type Localities

Sorted Lists

Sorted by Number
Sorted by Price
Sorted by Size
Sorted by Mineral Name

Books & Magazines

Index to the 15 volumes of The Mineral Collector

Mindex - The Mineral Locality Index

Guided Tour of the Mineral Galleries

Purchase Gift Certificates

Original Articles

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Mineral Collecting Locations

The Minerals of New York City

Anthony's Nose, New York: a Review of Three Mineral Localities

Quarries and Minerals of the Dayton Rd. District, South Glastonbury, CT.

Manhattan Mineral Collecting

Accounts of the Discovery of the Kunz Garnet on Manhattan Island, New York City


A Guide to the Tucson Mineral Shows for First-Time Visitors

Quick Reference for Mineral Species, Formula, Class, and Type Locality

Reference Books for Mineral Collectors

Largest Mineral Crystals on Record

Gem & Mineral Research: How to Get Answers to Your Questions

Mineral Cleaning for Amateurs

Ten Tools for Collecting Mineral Specimens for the Advanced Collector

Digital Mineral Photography

Your Collection

Advice For Beginners: Nine Lessons Learned from Experience

Maintain Your Collection For the Future: More Advice for Mineral Collectors

Dealing with Dealers

Display Lighting of Minerals


A Field Guide to Mineral Collectors

Mineral Prices: Why So High?

Copyright Information

Copyright Law: Fact and Fiction - Must reading for bulletin editors or anyone wishing to reproduce web content.

Field Trip Maps to New England, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania Mineral Collecting Locations

Southwest Chester & Brookdale Mines, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania

Limecrest Quarry, Sparta, New Jersey

Amber Location, Sayreville, New Jersey

Sterling Hill Mine Museum, Ogdensburg, New Jersey

Franklin Mineral Museum, Franklin, New Jersey

Selenite Diggings, Kerhonksen, New York

Hickory Hill Diamond Diggings, Fonda, New York

Margaret Hastings Diamond Diggings, Fonda, New York

Gore Mountain Garnet Mines, North River, New York

Bear Mountain Bridge Area, Cortlandt, New York

Essonite Garnet Outcrop, West Redding, Connecticut

Biermann's Quarry, Bethel, Connecticut

Topaz and Emerald Site, Trumbull, Connecticut

Timm's Hill Prospect, Haddam, Connecticut

Case Quarry, Portland, Connecticut

Garnet Mines, Roxbury, Connecticut

Kyanite Prospect, Judd's Bridge, Connecticut


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Gallery of Mineral Photographs 1
Gallery of Mineral Photographs 2
Gallery of Mineral Photographs 3
Gallery of Mineral Photographs 4
Fees for using my photographs

Mineral Show Schedule

New York Mineralogical Club

Background Information
Why I Collect Minerals...
- Personal Collection 1
- Personal Collection 2

- Personal Collection 3

- Personal Collection 4

- Art Photography
- Sailboat Restoration
- Professional Resume
- Design Projects
- Design Awards & Recognition

Mineral Reference

Online Mineral Museum

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Guided Tour of the Mineral Galleries...


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