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Museum Specimens
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Museum Rock and Mineral Specimens
Specimens shown on this page are rare finds and unique items. The designation "Museum Specimen" here does
not mean that these specimens are perfect. The designation here means that these specimens are better quality or
more unique or rare than many specimens we have seen in Rock and Mineral Museums in our travels across
America. Several specimens we have sold on this site were purchased by Museums located in the United States
and even some in Australia.

All items listed on this page are of course for sale, but these pieces are going to be listed at a higher price and are
geared towards the more discriminating designer or collector Many of our "Museum Specimens" have been
purchased by commercial and residential designers as accent pieces or conversational art pieces.

We will be listing specimens from SpiritRock Shop and Ernie's Rock Shop.
Linda at Ernie's Rock Shop will be listing special pieces she and her dad collected over the years on their buying
trips to Rock and Mineral Shows and buying trips to South America.
Item# MS-GFS0915870252
Rare 5.4 lb 1960's Golden Fishtail
Selenite from Peru
This stunning and large multiple crystal formation is a very definitive specimen
showing the "Fishtail" Selenite formation in a beautiful Golden specimen from Peru.
Golden Fishtail Selenite in a specimen this size with multiple crystal formations is
rare. This specimen shows its translucent fishtail formations in a backlit display.
(This can be seen in photos at right side) This specimen is from our personal
SpiritRock Collection.
It measures 5.7 x 6.3 x 5.7 inches (14.6 x 16.1 x 14.5 cm)
and weighs 84.3 oz or 5.67 lbs (2400g)

Shipping to Continnental USA Only via UPS Ground

Photos taken outdoors in sunlight and shade with Nikon Coolpix L1
Listed Below are a few Very Rare and Highly Collectible
Columbian Tribal Art Emerald in Matrix Carvings.  These museum
specimens are available courtesy of Linda from Ernie's Rock
Shop. There are also several other less expensive pieces of these
rare art carvings being offered on
Ernie's Rock Shop page.

These specimens were all obtained by Linda's father from a
Columbian Mineral Dealer at the Tucson Rock, Gem and Mineral
show in Tucson, Arizona during the 1980's. Columbian Tribal Art
Carvings in an Emerald in matrix stone are difficult to find and are a
great investment. These are excellent architectural accents or
exclusive gifts for that special someone.
Item# ERSCE1115001
Extremely Rare 3.7 lb Columbian
Tribal Carved Emerald Horse
This rare specimen has two large carved emeralds in the front face of the
stone 1.7 x 0.86 and 1.56 x 1.37 inches (42.5 x 21.9mm) and also has two
more large emeralds visible from the back of the Columbian tribal carved
horse head 1.4 x 0.56 and 0.63 x 0.61 inches (16 x 15.7mm). It is cut flat
on the bottom and displays without a stand.

This Carving display measures
5.1 x 4.8 x 3.8 inches (13.1 x 12.3 x 9.7 cm)
and weighs 60.6 oz or 3.79 lbs (1720g)

Photos taken outdoors in sunlight and shade with Nikon Coolpix L1
Item# ERSCE1115002
Extremely Rare 4.8 lb Columbian
Tribal Carved Warrior Head
This rare specimen has one large natural emerald in the top headdress  
face of the stone 1.17 x 0.65 inches (29.8 x 16.5mm) There are more
smaller and massively intruded emeralds visible from the back and evident
in the lighter green coloring of the host matrix rock. It is cut flat on the
bottom and displays without a stand. This is a very impressive columbian
tribal carving
This Carving display measures
6 x 5.6 x 4 inches (15.4 x 14.3 x 10.2 cm)
and weighs 77.6 oz or 4.85 lbs (2200g)

Photos taken outdoors in sunlight and shade with Nikon Coolpix L1
Item# ERSCE1115003
Extremely Rare 1.2 lb Columbian
Tribal Carved Female Torso
This rare erotic Columbian carved female torso specimen glued to a rough
emerald in matrix plate for a base stand. The finish is very smooth for a
Columbian carving. The torso is cut flat on the bottom mounted on a thin
plate for its display stand. This is a one of a kind Columbian tribal carving
with a noticeable texture blend from the smooth torso to the rough base plate
This Carving display measures
6 x 5.6 x 4 inches (15.4 x 14.3 x 10.2 cm)
and weighs 77.6 oz or 4.85 lbs (2200g)

Photos taken outdoors in sunlight and shade with Nikon Coolpix L1
Item # BBC10120006
Barite Blade Cluster  from

This is a very large and unique barite display piece. We got this piece many years
ago from Wally Marks, who owned the Highway 50&95 Rock Shop in Fallon,
Nevada. This is from our personal collection. This piece adorned our coffee table
for years. Top left photos are top, bottom left are bottom. This is a Barite and red
sand formation that looks like a cluster of cereal flakes.

Absolutely a "one of a kind" XL Display Specimen

This piece weighs 12.48 lbs (5.66 kg) and measures
15 x 10 x 6.3" (33.2 x 25.6 x 16cm)
Ships UPS Ground only to Continental USA ONLY
Item # DTC031000241
36 lb Dogtooth Calcite
Calcita de las Estrellas
Calcite of the Stars

"Calcita de las Estrellas"
("Calcite of the Stars")

This Dogtooth Calcite has been displayed on my fireplace
hearth for a while now. It is also called by the miners in Mexico
"Calcite of the stars". It looks like hundreds of miniature stars.
The color is incredible. The luster is incredible! It is in mint
condition. It has selenite that looks like snow covering areas of
the piece. I cannot find any broken crystals! This will be a
definite conversation piece in your home or office!!
This AWESOME XXL Display Piece
weighs 36 lbs 4oz
and measures 13" tall by 15 1/2" wide by 6" deep

Another Exceptional Dogtooth Calcite
from the Santa Eulalia area in
Chihuahua Mexico!

Packing and Shipping
will require padding in
fiberglass insulation batt
to protect the fragile tips

This specimen will only
ship UPS Ground with
stated value of $650.00

Local pickup available
contact by e-mail prior to
purchase for local pick up
in Brevard, North Carolina
$48.00 Shipping will be
added to  the purchase

Local Pickup will save
shipping fees