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.

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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)

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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.