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Large Amethyst and Gypsum Mineral Specimen Sculpture
Located in Point Richmond, CA
Large Amethyst and Gypsum Mineral Specimen sculpture A transparent gypsum crystal mounted on a
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21st Century and Contemporary Indonesian Other Natural Specimens

Materials

Amethyst

Mica Mineral Specimen
Located in New York, NY
A large vintage mica specimen featuring mica blades clustered together in various positions and
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Natural Specimens

  • Mica Mineral Specimen
  • Mica Mineral Specimen
  • Mica Mineral Specimen
  • Mica Mineral Specimen
H 4 in. W 7 in. D 5 in.
Naturally-Formed Mineral Specimen Peach Stilbite on Apophyllite Sculpture
Located in Point Richmond, CA
Naturally-Formed Mineral: Peach Stilbite on Apophyllite sculpture A mineral specimen in the form
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Indian Other Natural Specimens

Materials

Crystal

Matched Pair Split Ammonite Fossil Set Mineral Specimen
Located in Point Richmond, CA
Matched Pair Split Ammonite fossil mineral specimens Jurassic - Cretaceous Period, 200 - 145
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Malagasy Other Natural Specimens

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Stone

Matched Pair Split Ammonite Fossil Set Mineral Specimen
Located in Point Richmond, CA
Matched Pair Split Ammonite fossil mineral specimens Jurassic - Cretaceous Period, 200 - 145
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Malagasy Other Natural Specimens

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Stone

20th Century Italian Multi-Stone Mosaic Mineral Specimen Box with Onyx Interior
Located in Point Richmond, CA
20th Century Italian Multi-Stone Mosaic Mineral Specimen Box with Onyx Interior This exquisitely
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Mid-20th Century Italian Grand Tour Natural Specimens

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Alabaster, Agate, Carnelian, Lapis Lazuli, Malachite

Collection of Splendid Mineral Specimens Naturally Formed as Snowy Mountains
Located in Amsterdam, NL
A collection of splendid mineral specimens naturally formed resembling snowy mountains All found
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Balkan Natural Specimens

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Rock Crystal, Iron, Lead, Zinc

Large Split Ammonite Fossil Set Mineral Specimen Jurassic Cretaceous Period
Located in Point Richmond, CA
Large Split Ammonite fossil mineral specimen Jurassic cretaceous period #8 An excellent quality
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Malagasy Other Natural Specimens

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Stone

Purple Orange Amethyst Druze Mineral Specimen Sculpture
Located in London, GB
Beautiful amethyst druze cluster with a mix of colours such as orange-lilac displayed on a customised metal stand. This is a wonderful example of this rare crystal colour formation. ...
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier South American Natural Specimens

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Quartz, Agate, Amethyst

  • Purple Orange Amethyst Druze Mineral Specimen Sculpture
  • Purple Orange Amethyst Druze Mineral Specimen Sculpture
  • Purple Orange Amethyst Druze Mineral Specimen Sculpture
  • Purple Orange Amethyst Druze Mineral Specimen Sculpture
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H 12.6 in. W 11.03 in. D 6.3 in.
Very Fine Mineral Specimen Vase Made from Fluorspar
Located in London, GB
A very fine mineral specimen vase made from fluorspar Continental, 20th Century Measures: height
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20th Century European Modern Vases

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Crystal

Italian Florentine Marble Pietra Paesina Natural Mineral Specimen Box
Located in Point Richmond, CA
made natural mineral specimen box features Florentine marble which is a rare kind of limestone called
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Mid-20th Century Italian Grand Tour Decorative Boxes

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Onyx

Amethyst Mineral Specimen with High Crystal Peaks on Wooden Stand
Located in London, GB
A gorgeous deep purple amethyst cluster with high peaked crystals. The polished frame shows mineral
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier South American Natural Specimens

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Agate, Amethyst, Quartz

  • Amethyst Mineral Specimen with High Crystal Peaks on Wooden Stand
  • Amethyst Mineral Specimen with High Crystal Peaks on Wooden Stand
  • Amethyst Mineral Specimen with High Crystal Peaks on Wooden Stand
  • Amethyst Mineral Specimen with High Crystal Peaks on Wooden Stand
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H 9.45 in. W 5.12 in. D 5.71 in.
Natural Malachite Obelisk Mineral Specimen
Located in Point Richmond, CA
This one-of-a-kind malachite obelisk is one of the best I have come across, with pleasing proportions, a regal design, and a degree of complexity requiring greater skill and precisio...
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20th Century European Other Obelisks

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Malachite, Onyx

  • Natural Malachite Obelisk Mineral Specimen
  • Natural Malachite Obelisk Mineral Specimen
  • Natural Malachite Obelisk Mineral Specimen
  • Natural Malachite Obelisk Mineral Specimen
H 15.75 in. W 3.75 in. D 3.75 in.
Hand Carved Chalcedony Lizard Mineral Specimen
Located in Point Richmond, CA
microcrystalline form of silica, composed of quartz and morganite, both silica minerals. Please note, there are
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21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Other Animal Sculptures

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Other

Early 19th Century Grand Tour Mineral Specimen Display under Glass Dome
Located in London, GB
This incredible speciamn display has a vast assortment of various minerals all displayed proudly
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Antique Early 19th Century French Grand Tour Natural Specimens

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Agate, Quartz, Pyrite

Mounted Amethyst Cave Mineral Specimen, One of a Kind
Located in Point Richmond, CA
A cut and polished geode, in the form of a large smile Dimensions: 3 H x 5 W x 3 D in. / 7.5 H x 12.5 W x 7.5 D cm Height on custom satin nickel display stand 5 in. / 12.5 cm One ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Other Mounted Objects

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Amethyst

Large Pyrite Mineral, 130 Lbs / 59 Kg
By Interi
Located in Dublin, Dalkey
Pyrite mineral specimen. It is an usually large piece of pyrite and very rare to come by in this
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21st Century and Contemporary American Organic Modern Natural Specimens

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Pyrite

  • Large Pyrite Mineral, 130 Lbs / 59 Kg
  • Large Pyrite Mineral, 130 Lbs / 59 Kg
  • Large Pyrite Mineral, 130 Lbs / 59 Kg
  • Large Pyrite Mineral, 130 Lbs / 59 Kg
H 18 in. W 20 in. D 15 in.
Earthly Treasures No 24, an Ash & Mixed Mineral Sculpture by Morrison Thomas
By Morrison Thomas
Located in London, GB
a heightened fascination, Thomas became a serious collector of British mineral specimens. Taking him
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2010s British Organic Modern Natural Specimens

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Malachite, Copper, Gold Leaf

Earthly Treasures No 31, an Elm & Mixed Mineral Sculpture by Morrison Thomas
By Morrison Thomas
Located in London, GB
a heightened fascination, Thomas became a serious collector of British mineral specimens. Taking him
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2010s British Organic Modern Natural Specimens

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Lapis Lazuli, Malachite, Gold Leaf

Earthly Treasures No 30, an Ash & Mixed Mineral Sculpture by Morrison Thomas
By Morrison Thomas
Located in London, GB
a heightened fascination, Thomas became a serious collector of British mineral specimens. Taking him
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2010s British Organic Modern Natural Specimens

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Lapis Lazuli, Malachite, Copper, Gold Leaf

Earthly Treasures No 28, an Elm & Mixed Mineral Sculpture by Morrison Thomas
By Morrison Thomas
Located in London, GB
heightened fascination, Thomas became a serious collector of British mineral specimens. Taking him all over
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2010s British Organic Modern Natural Specimens

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Malachite, Gold Leaf

Earthly Treasures No 25, an Acacia & Mixed Mineral Sculpture by Morrison Thomas
By Morrison Thomas
Located in London, GB
a heightened fascination, Thomas became a serious collector of British mineral specimens. Taking him
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2010s British Organic Modern Natural Specimens

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Malachite, Copper, Gold Leaf

Earthly Treasures No 26 a Sycamore & Mixed Mineral Sculpture by Morrison Thomas
By Morrison Thomas
Located in London, GB
became a serious collector of British mineral specimens. Taking him all over Britain and he visited and
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2010s British Organic Modern Natural Specimens

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Malachite

Natural Quartz Mineral Fragment
Located in New York, NY
Natural quartz mineral fragment.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Other Natural Specimens

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Quartz

  • Natural Quartz Mineral Fragment
  • Natural Quartz Mineral Fragment
  • Natural Quartz Mineral Fragment
  • Natural Quartz Mineral Fragment
H 11.5 in. W 8 in. D 5.5 in.
Natural Galena Mineral from Bulgaria
Located in New York, NY
Galena from Krushev Dol Mine, Madan District, Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria. Bright metallic galena crystals with mirror-like surface luster with minor quartz. The galena crystals h...
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Bulgarian Natural Specimens

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Crystal, Quartz, Rock Crystal

Spodumene Mineral From Nuristan, Afghanistan
Located in New York, NY
Spodumene from Nuristan Province, Afghanistan. Double terminated crystal of translucent to transparent, colorless spodumene with isolated cluster of albite, smoky quartz and black...
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Afghan Natural Specimens

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Crystal, Quartz, Other

Fluorite Mineral from Hunan, China
Located in New York, NY
Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Nanling Mountains, Hunan Province, China. Huge cluster of fully crystallized, gem-purple fluorite crystals. The transparent fluorite crystals are lus...
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Chinese Natural Specimens

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Crystal, Other

  • Fluorite Mineral from Hunan, China
  • Fluorite Mineral from Hunan, China
  • Fluorite Mineral from Hunan, China
  • Fluorite Mineral from Hunan, China
H 12 in. W 6 in. D 7 in.
Stunning Rare Gogotte Mineral Formation
Located in Cambridge, GB
A stunning rare Gogotte mineral formation from Fontainebleau, France. Approximately 30 million
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier French Natural Specimens

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Rock Crystal

  • Stunning Rare Gogotte Mineral Formation
  • Stunning Rare Gogotte Mineral Formation
  • Stunning Rare Gogotte Mineral Formation
  • Stunning Rare Gogotte Mineral Formation
H 9.45 in. W 8.67 in. D 7.09 in.
Gem Apophyllite Mineral From, India
Located in New York, NY
Gem Apophyllite from Pashan Hill Quarry, Poona District, Maharashtra, India. Lustrous transparent bi-colored apophyllite crystals long with translucent pink stilbite crystals in a...
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Indian Natural Specimens

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Crystal, Other

  • Gem Apophyllite Mineral From, India
  • Gem Apophyllite Mineral From, India
  • Gem Apophyllite Mineral From, India
  • Gem Apophyllite Mineral From, India
H 4 in. W 3 in. D 5.75 in.
Mineral Sculpture, Italy, 20th
Located in Nice, FR
Mineral stone sculpture, brass support.
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20th Century French Primitive Natural Specimens

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Stone

  • Mineral Sculpture, Italy, 20th
  • Mineral Sculpture, Italy, 20th
  • Mineral Sculpture, Italy, 20th
  • Mineral Sculpture, Italy, 20th
H 20.87 in. W 8.27 in. D 7.88 in.
Desert Rose Sculpture (Selenite Mineral)
Located in Cambridge, GB
Selenite crystal mineral from the Sahara, Circa 150 million years old. Natural history. From
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Moroccan Natural Specimens

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Crystal

  • Desert Rose Sculpture (Selenite Mineral)
  • Desert Rose Sculpture (Selenite Mineral)
  • Desert Rose Sculpture (Selenite Mineral)
  • Desert Rose Sculpture (Selenite Mineral)
H 9.45 in. W 7.88 in. D 5.52 in.
Natural Genuine Thomsonite Mineral from India
Located in New York, NY
Thomsonite covered with mesolite crystals all over a bed of Heulandite on matrix. Specimen is in pristine
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Indian Natural Specimens

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Quartz, Rock Crystal, Crystal

Natural Skutterudite Mineral from Arbhar Morocco
Located in New York, NY
Skutterudite from Arbhar Bei Mine, Bou Azzer, Djebel Sarrho, Dades, Morocco Bright metallic skutterudite crystals with white calcite matrix. The skutterudite crystals are lustrous a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Moroccan Natural Specimens

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Crystal, Rock Crystal

Scolecite Mineral on Stilbite, from India
Located in New York, NY
Scolecite on Stilbite from Nasik District, Maharashtra, India. A beautiful, large snow-white blade of Scolecite on Stilbite. This natural, museum-quality Scolecite formed in a lar...
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Indian Natural Specimens

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Other

  • Scolecite Mineral on Stilbite, from India
  • Scolecite Mineral on Stilbite, from India
  • Scolecite Mineral on Stilbite, from India
  • Scolecite Mineral on Stilbite, from India
H 10.5 in. W 5.5 in. D 5 in.
Naturally Formed Mineral, Clear Apophyllite Sculpture
Located in Point Richmond, CA
Naturally formed mineral, clear apophyllite sculpture India Measures: 11 x 8 x 4 in. / 28 x
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Indian Other Natural Specimens

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Steel

Scolecite Mineral with Stilbite From, India
Located in New York, NY
terminations. Large cabinet specimen, museum quality. Measures: 7.2 lbs, 12 x 5.5 x 3 inches.
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Indian Natural Specimens

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Crystal, Other

Cerussite Mineral From , Namibia, West Africa
Located in New York, NY
Cerussite from Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia Complex cluster of highly reflective lustrous transparent cerussite crystals in a 60 degree twinning reticulat...
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Namibian Natural Specimens

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Crystal, Rock Crystal

Giant Green Fuchsite Mineral from Madagascar
Located in London, GB
Giant Green Fuchsite mineral from Madagascar mounted onto a circular black steel base.
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Natural Specimens

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Other

  • Giant Green Fuchsite Mineral from Madagascar
  • Giant Green Fuchsite Mineral from Madagascar
  • Giant Green Fuchsite Mineral from Madagascar
  • Giant Green Fuchsite Mineral from Madagascar
H 38.59 in. W 24.81 in. D 19.69 in.
Natural Genuine Smithsonite Mineral from New Mexico
Located in New York, NY
From Kelly Mine, Magdalena District, Socorro County, New Mexico Large classic specimen of sea blue
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21st Century and Contemporary American Natural Specimens

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Rock Crystal, Crystal, Quartz

Natural Genuine Green Fluorapophyllite Mineral From India
Located in New York, NY
From Pashan Hill Quarry, Poona District, Maharashtra, India. Radial spray of transparent green fluorapophyllite crystals with lustrous crystal faces with stilbite on matrix. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Natural Specimens

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Acrylic, Rose Quartz

Hematite Mineral with Calcite From Hubei, China
Located in New York, NY
Hematite included Calcite from Fengjiashan Mine, Edong Mining District, Daye Co., Hubei Province, China. Large cluster of sharp scalenohedral crystals of calcite with red hematite...
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Chinese Natural Specimens

Materials

Other

Blue Barite Mineral From Baia Sprie , Romania
Located in New York, NY
Blue Barite from Baia Sprie (Felsöbánya), Maramures, Romania. Lustrous transparent bladed crystals of blue barite completely coating one face of a large barite enriched matrix. The...
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Romanian Natural Specimens

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Crystal, Other

Green Fluorite Mineral Cluster From Hunan, China
Located in New York, NY
Green Fluorite Cluster from Yaogangxian Mine, Nanling Mountains, Hunan Province, China. Complex intersecting formation of transparent emerald fluorite crystals showing a well def...
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Chinese Natural Specimens

Materials

Rock Crystal, Crystal

Circular Polished Amethyst Formation - Vibrant Mineral Art
Located in London, GB
celadonite, brown-red jasper and white quartz. All of these minerals border the amethyst crystals, enhancing
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Uruguayan Natural Specimens

Materials

Agate, Amethyst, Quartz

  • Circular Polished Amethyst Formation - Vibrant Mineral Art
  • Circular Polished Amethyst Formation - Vibrant Mineral Art
  • Circular Polished Amethyst Formation - Vibrant Mineral Art
  • Circular Polished Amethyst Formation - Vibrant Mineral Art
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H 9.06 in. W 8.67 in. D 2.37 in.
Mounted Naturally-Formed Indian Mineral Clear Apophyllite
Located in Point Richmond, CA
Mounted naturally-formed Indian mineral: clear apophyllite An attractive specimen that evokes
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Indian Other Natural Specimens

Materials

Crystal

Houndstooth Calcite Crystal Mineral on Antique Base
By Interi
Located in Dublin, Dalkey
Houndstooth calcite crystals in matrix on a wood base with 18th century Italian molding.  
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Rococo Natural Specimens

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Crystal

Exceptional Gypsum ‘Blade’ Mineral Cluster from China
By Dale Rogers Ammonite
Located in London, GB
Exceptional Gypsum ‘Blade’ Mineral Cluster from China. A very rare Gypsum specimen with a superb
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Chinese Natural Specimens

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Other

Scolecite Mineral Cluster from Jalgaon District, Maharashtra, India
Located in New York, NY
Large pristine specimen of several hemispherical cluster crystals radiating colorless scolecite
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Indian Natural Specimens

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Crystal, Other

Azurite Mineral Crystal with Malachite from Anhui, China
Located in New York, NY
Azurite with Malachite from Liufengshan Mine, Guichi, Anhui Province, China. Lustrous translucent vibrant royal blue crystals of azurite partially lining a gossan matrix with botryo...
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Chinese Natural Specimens

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Other

Wulfenite Mineral Crystal from China (1.33 lbs)
Located in New York, NY
From Jianshan Mine, Kuruktag Mountains, Ürümqi, Shanshan County, Xinjiang Uygur Region, China Lustrous translucent orange bladed wulfenite crystals covering the gray matrix. The wul...
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Chinese Natural Specimens

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Other

Vibrant Red & Yellow Natural Mookaite Mineral from Australia
Located in London, GB
Freestanding vibrant red & yellow natural mookaite mineral from Australia   Since 1986 Dale
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Australian Natural Specimens

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Other

Calcite Mineral on Yellow Fluorite From Asturias, Spain
Located in New York, NY
Calcite on Yellow Fluorite from Moscona Mine, Solis, Corvera de Asturias, Villabona mining area, Spain. Translucent rhombohedral crystals of colorless calcite large matrix of tran...
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Spanish Natural Specimens

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Crystal, Other

Hematite Mineral with Quartz Crystal Cluster from Morocco
Located in New York, NY
Red Quartz Hematite crystal cluster from Izizauen Alnif, Tarhbalt, Morocco. 2014 find of lustrous brick red hematite included quartz crystal cluster coated with second generation ...
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Chinese Natural Specimens

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Crystal, Quartz, Other

Rhodochrosite Mineral Slice from Capillitas Mine, Catamarca, Argentina
Located in New York, NY
Large cross section of a stalactite formation of translucent pink rhodochrosite revealing its well-defined concentric growth patterns. This piece was slice and polished on both sides...
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Argentine Natural Specimens

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Crystal, Rock Crystal

Amethyst Geode with Several Mineral Crystal Formations Inside
Located in London, GB
rare variety of mineral formations that developed naturally over the course of millions of years. The
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Uruguayan Natural Specimens

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Amethyst, Quartz, Agate

  • Amethyst Geode with Several Mineral Crystal Formations Inside
  • Amethyst Geode with Several Mineral Crystal Formations Inside
  • Amethyst Geode with Several Mineral Crystal Formations Inside
  • Amethyst Geode with Several Mineral Crystal Formations Inside
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H 9.06 in. W 9.45 in. D 3.94 in.
Botryoidal Fluorite Mineral Cluster from China (4.5 lbs.)
Located in New York, NY
From Minggang Mine, Xinyang Prefecture, Henan, China Translucent purple fluorite in botryoidal formation with sculptural hemispherical aggregates covering both sides of its matrix. ...
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Natural Specimens

Materials

Other

Natural Genuine Chalcopyrite Mineral over Calcite Crystals from China
Located in New York, NY
From Edong Mining District, Daye, Hubei, China Cluster of sharp scalenohedral calcite crystals partially covered with lustrous iridescent metallic chalcopyrite crystals on the sur...
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21st Century and Contemporary Natural Specimens

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Quartz, Rock Crystal

Three Mineral Spheres Mounted on an Organic Wood Branch
Located in Point Richmond, CA
Three Mineral Spheres mounted on an Organic wood branch #ZW1 Labradorite, Tiger Iron Jasper, and
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21st Century and Contemporary American Other Natural Specimens

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Opal

Natural Mimetite Mineral Crystal from Mexico '1.9 lbs'
Located in New York, NY
From San Pedro Mine, San Pedro Corralitos, Chihuahua, Mexico. Well defined undamaged specimen of
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21st Century and Contemporary Natural Specimens

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Crystal, Rock Crystal

Unusual Wide Amethyst / Red Druze Mineral Sculpture with Stalactites
Located in London, GB
mixed with red-orange Druze, creating a lovely combination. The mineral sculpture itself is further
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Uruguayan Natural Specimens

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Agate, Amethyst, Quartz

  • Unusual Wide Amethyst / Red Druze Mineral Sculpture with Stalactites
  • Unusual Wide Amethyst / Red Druze Mineral Sculpture with Stalactites
  • Unusual Wide Amethyst / Red Druze Mineral Sculpture with Stalactites
  • Unusual Wide Amethyst / Red Druze Mineral Sculpture with Stalactites
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H 10.63 in. W 12.21 in. D 4.73 in.
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Mineral Specimen For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are several options of mineral specimen available for sale. Frequently made of stone, metal and quartz, all mineral specimen available were constructed with great care. We have 78 antique and vintage mineral specimen in-stock, while there are 10 modern editions to choose from as well. Mineral specimen have been made for many years, and versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century. Mineral specimen are generally popular furniture pieces, but Modern, Mid-Century Modern and Art Deco styles are often sought at 1stDibs. Not every interior allows for large mineral specimen, so small mineral specimen measuring 1.5 inches across are available at 1stDibs. Interi, Nature and Morrison Thomas each produced beautiful mineral specimen that are worth considering.

How Much are Mineral Specimen?

The average selling price for at 1stDibs is $1,250, while they’re typically $225 on the low end and $18,000 highest priced.

Finding the Right Sculptures for You

Styling your home with vintage, new and antique sculptures means adding a touch that can meaningfully transform the space. By introducing a sculptural work as a decorative finish to any interior, you’re making a statement, whether you tend toward the dramatic or prefer to keep things casual with modest, understated art.

A single, one-of-a-kind three-dimensional figurative sculpture mounted on your dining room wall is a guaranteed conversation piece, while a trio of abstract works arranged on your living room bookshelves can add spontaneity to the collection of first-edition novels or artist monographs you’re displaying as well as draw attention to them. Figurative sculptures are representational works that portray a specific person, animal or object. And while decorating with busts, which are sculpted or cast figurative works, hasn’t exactly topped the list of design trends every year, busts are back. According to designer Timothy Corrigan, “They give humanity in a way that a more abstract sculpture can’t give.” Abstract sculptures, on the other hand, are not meant to show something specific. Instead, they invoke a mood or scene without directly stating what they are portraying.

Busts made of stone or metal may not seem like a good fit for your existing decor. Fortunately, there are many ways for a seemingly incongruous piece to fit in with the rest of your room’s theme. You can embrace a dramatic piece by making it the focal point of the room, or you can choose to incorporate several elements made out of the same material to create harmony in your space. If an antique or more dramatic piece doesn’t feel like you, why not opt for works comprising plastic, fiberglass or other more modern materials?

When incorporating sculpture into the design of your home — be it the playful work of auction hero and multimedia visionary KAWS, contemporary fiber art from Connecticut dealer browngrotta arts or still-life sculpture on a budget — consider proper lighting, which can bring out the distinctive aspects of your piece that deserve attention. And make sure you know how the size and form of the sculpture will affect your space in whole. If you choose a sculpture with dramatic design elements, such as sharp angles or bright colors, for example, try to better integrate this new addition by echoing those elements in the rest of your room’s design.

Get started on decorating with sculpture now — find figurative sculptures, animal sculptures and more on 1stDibs today.

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