OTHER GOODS FOR SALE UNTIL this STORE OPENED.
All the opal types are described and priced elsewhere on site and sold direct not auctioned.
For volume or parcels of a type, please write/call me to check availability - this is some of the rarest opal on earth.
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Swordfish Mining Virgin Valley Opal at ESTY
Opalminers on EBAY is pretty much just buying now. Some yard sale goodies will be put up.
SWORDFISH MINING ACCEPTS MAJOR CREDIT CARDS and PAYPAL.
I have been retailing as Swordfish Mining, mining opals, and collecting rare local cutting rough to make jewellery from. John Church has been rockhounding for years and now specializes in all of Virgin Valleys precious opals; Opalized pine cones, and fossil barks, limbs and woods. Also other gems, metaphysical stones, and crystals here and there. Gems rocks and minerals from our local area and around the world. I'm a single man so there is not just everything here. Some of this and some of that...
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Or not, Into GOLD mining?
Full paid membership #258 in the New 49er's for Sale. Miles of Gold Claims on the Klamath and side streams. We also mine in Oregon on the Rogue River. 2011 was a great gold year. New memberships cost 3,500 on payments or 2625 CASH direct from the club. I will sell you mine for only $1299 and I'll pay the fees. I just do not have the time to mine gold on top of opals. Even tho' we ARE on gold right now there with new claims and methods. We have recently made a good strike of highgrade gold on the Rouge River in Oregon for members that can be dredged this year besides camping and panning.
NEVADA Obsidian Flow glass. These look like small tektites, obsidian flow glass is small pieces that have eroded out and show flow lines. They are dark green in color and small. The largest are not 1 inch by 3/4 inch by 1/4 inch. I have them at 25 of various under 1/2 inch sizes for $1 including S&H. None are of faceting size.
TUFAs The tufa blooms I select are prime face rocks, hearts, or pretty ones not just big beehives. $1 for well made little over 1' "roses" and larger than your two fists to $5. 50 dollars for the 25lb er, a show piece for any yard.
SMOKY QUARTZ FROM IDAHO. Big Clean facet grade crystals. Light to dark. Terminated and facet rough chunks.
Ten Pound unbonked double terminated facet grade Smoky Quartz crystal. Belongs to another. $5,000 on sale.
This huge Double Terminated Smoky Quartz was on the scanner to show it's clarity. This is a real special faceting grade crystal that has not been acid cleaned and it is totally unbonked. $5,000 consignment There are many other nice gem clean crystals in the lot. Some top grade facet, some nice crystal points, and shards. Some have chlorite inclusions for a Absinthe like greenish glow to the faceted stones.
Zincite crystals such as this are $40 each
ZINCITE tiny crystals $5 a gram. From the old Czech Republic. Lots show the bent subliminal formation habit.
Fulgarites $10 size a few left that are larger.
ARIZONA FULGARITES: I have one flat left of the rarest La Paz Co material left. These are the fancies with the coriolis "hairs" intact. Very fragile and uncommon. I alone offer these online as far as I can find.
I've also helped Mike Metcalf mine some of his outstanding Graveyard Point Plume Agate. I have some choice cutting rough available. $20 a pound for rare Jellybean Jasper and $25 a pound for the closed North Point Plume material. These are choice pieces of the best grade material left for sale. These are really miners choice and I can't keystone to dealers on this. Slabs are available at shows. Swordfish mining also offers a limited selection of other hand picked Nevada, Oregon, California, and Idaho cutting materials in small quantities.
Hot orange Angel wing Agate display 20$ a pound. North Point Plume Mine, Graveyard Point, OR. Only one flat of 4 large pieces left. These are surface displays as the plume in the solid agate is minimal. Surface colours are bright and natural.
Smoky Quartz, bright and clean. Beautiful crystals from Idaho, terminated and in chunks. The dark to light black crystals run from small points to pound plus singles. Some have nice chlorite inclusions and faint phantoms. Virgin crystals fresh from the mine untouched by acid. One 10 pound DT that's unbelievable at only, $50 a pound. Small green fadens that resemble those from Madagascar. Fairy twins to wrap at $3 a gram. A new location barely missed by a Wilderness withdrawals. Faceting grade eye clean non-terminated material is $5 an oz or $150 a kilo.
Ten pound DT Smoky was the largest of 150lbs of faceting crystals and chunks from Idaho.
BARTLETT MOUNTAIN CRYSTALS: Swordfish Mining exclusively sells some crystals I mined on a remote outcrop in the Black Rock Desert. They are unusually cute multiple Double terminator clusters under 3 inches and have a black manganese coating. Elestials if I had to label them. Both right and left handed habit;. uncleaned. The manganese coating is a flat black color and gives these crystals a unique calming power for the sensitive meta-physical user. These strange crystals can be added to your collection for $15 & postage for an over 2" specimen with multiple points. No pounds are available. Almost all are DT twin clusters. some are white inside some are clear, can't say I noticed a lot of phanthoms.