Latest Update - October 26th, 2011 

Full of Great NEW Specimens From the Elmwood Mine!

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Taking a look inside one of the many crystal pockets in the Elmwood Mine!
Huge golden Calcites line the cavity along side creamy Barite blooms, shiny
Sphalerite crystals, and lavander Fluorites. It's a virtual dream world of color.

 

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Here you can see some of the tools of removal. Styrofoam boards cushion the fall
of large crystals while rags further insulate the clusters and points from damage
during the haul to the surface. These pockets can get rather narrow and working
in such tight quarters can be claustrophobic but the gorgeous mix of minerals
makes the job well worth it. That's what makes Elmwood such a classic locality.


* Available Elmwood Specimens *

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MIN#Elmwood-1 New!

Gorgeous large cabinet plate of raspberry-purple Fluorite cubes clustered atop Sphalerite with Barite!
A darker coloration accents the edges of each gemmy cube and the surfaces are very lustrous. A very
slight drusy can be seen just to the right of the small Barite cluster and atop many of the cubes near
the specimen center. This adds a really nice sparkle to an already very attractive Fluorite plate.
From the Elmwood Mine, Smith County, Tennessee.
Measures 14 cm by 19.8 cm by 7.5 cm in total size.

Price $3500

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MIN#Elmwood-3 New!

Impressive specimen featuring lavender cubes of Fluorite with Galena, Barite and Sphalerite!
This is a stunning Elmwood combo with cubes that are nearly completely colorless but for a very
slight lavender coloration. The Fluorites are in excellent condition and featuring numerous, although
tiny inclusions of Bitumen which forms some really neat patterns beneath the surfaces. Some of
these Bitumen inclusions actually form "drips" that extend downward into the Fluorites. Small
crystals of Galena, Fluorite, and Barite cover the large Galena located at the top center.

From the Elmwood Mine, Smith County, Tennessee.
Measures 9.2 cm by 11 cm by 7.2 cm in total size.

Price $3850

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MIN#Elmwood-4 Sold!

Beautifully balanced specimen of Fluorite cubes atop Sphalerite matrix!
This is easily the finest Elmwood plate I've seen in a number of years. The cubes are nearly pristine and well
positioned atop the lustrous Sphalerite. There is good separation between the Fluorites which is always a
plus and the color can best be described as a raspberryish-purple.
The largest measures over 3 cm in size!
From the Elmwood Mine, Smith County, Tennessee.
Measures 12.2 cm by 11 cm by 5.6 cm in total size.

Comes with a custom made, labeled base.
Price $4500

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MIN#Elmwood-5 New!

Exceptional, museum quality large cabinet plate of lustrous Sphalerite clusters with Barite on Dolostone!
No doubt about it! This is easily the finest Elmwood Sphalerite plate I have ever seen or offered on the website.
Usually large plates of Sphalerite are either dull or damaged but this specimen is completely pristine! The crystal
clusters are super reflective and lustrous and the specimen is as close to perfect as you can find. The plate is
very well proportioned and balanced with one side being more Sphalerite and the other more Barite clusters.
I could see this plate standing alone or being the centerpiece of a fine Elmwood collection.
From the Elmwood Mine in Smith County, Tennessee.
Measures 24 cm by 33 cm in size with a 9.5 cm Sphalerite cluster at top left.
Ex. Charlie Key Mineral Collection
Comes with a custom made, labeled base
Price $12,500

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MIN#Elmwood-6 New!

LARGE CABINET! Huge plate of slightly reddish-purple Fluorite cubes with Calcite on Dolostone!
This is the largest Elmwood Fluorite plate that I've ever offered and it nearly fills a deep flat by itself!
It's a stunning sight to see with Fluorite cubes in all sizes mixed in with Calcites, Sphalerite, and a
matrix which is a sparkling drusy covered stunner! Even the bottom side sparkles with drusy and
pizzazz!! This specimen could easily be the centerpiece of any Fluorite or Elmwood collection and
actually sits upright by itself with the tallest measurement standing vertically. In excellent condition.
From the Elmwood Mine, Smith County, Tennessee.
Measures 22.5 cm by 33.5 cm by 17.5 cm in total size.

Price $6500

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MIN#Elmwood-8 New!

Gorgeous and gemmy Calcite crystals on Dolostone matrix!
This specimen originates from the 1982 find at the Jewel Pocket, a pocket world reknown for its
incredibly gemmy, golden Calcite crystals! The tip of the largest Calcite on this plate is completely
perfect but for a tiny natural chip on the backside of the top termination. A very minor detail that
will not detract from the color and gemminess of this amazing crystal which measures 13.6 cm in
length! The crystal is actually doubly terminated with a bottom termination extending down past the
right side of the matrix.
I might note that there are several other smaller Calcites accenting the
main crystal and all have tiny inclusions of bitumen which I find to be quite interesting and aesthetic.
From the 1982 Jewel Pocket, Elmwood Mine, Smith County, Tennessee.
Measures 17.5 cm by 14.2 cm by 9 cm in total size.

Price $5500

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MIN#Elmwood-9 New!

Pretty cube of lavender Fluorite with a glowing Golden interior with Calcite on Dolostone!
I love two toned Fluorite Elmwood specimens but I don't find many to offer very often.
This one features a large cube with no damage and a nice association of gemmy Calcite.

From the Elmwood Mine, Smith County, Tennessee.
Measures 7 cm by 5.7 cm by 4.7 cm in size.

Price $685

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MIN#Elmwood-10 New!

Eye catching specimen featuring distinctive crystals of Galena and Sphalerite on Quartz covered matrix!
I love the isolated look of the crystals on this specimen! The Galenas and Sphalerites stand apart even
when grouped together in the center. A
ll are very lustrous and shiny with hints of red peaking through.
From the Elmwood Mine, Smith County, Tennessee.
Measures 11 cm by 8.2 cm by 5.8 cm in total size.

Price $485

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MIN#Elmwood-11 New!

Lighter purple cubes of beautifully phantomed Fluorite in cluster!
The phantoms are very visible just beneath the surface and all the crystals sit atop a
matrix of Sphalerite. In excellent condition with only the normal trim line incompleteness.

From the Elmwood Mine, Smith County, Tennessee.
Measures 9.5 cm by 10.1 cm in size.

Price $850

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MIN#Elmwood-12 New!

Large, fat, doubly terminated Golden Calcite crystals on matrix!
This impressive crystal ranges from creamy-golden to gemmy golden at the terminations.
The luster is glassy and wet in appearance! Both terminations are complete and undamaged.

The only cleave I detect is behind the bottom termination where a portion of the Calcite was
removed from the matrix. It is literally invisible from the front and doesn't detract in the least
from the overall aesthetics. The Calcite also sits up above the Dolostone matrix, giving the
specimen a 3-dimensional feel. The Calcite crystal measures over 16 cm in length from tip to tip!
From the Elmwood Mine, Smith County, Tennessee.
Measures 18 cm by 17.7 cm by 11 cm in total size.

Price $3450

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MIN#Elmwood-13 New!

Impressive large cabinet cluster of purple Fluorite cubes on Dolostone matrix!
The cubes here are quite large, averaging 4 cm in size! They are also quite transparent
with a slightly reddish-purple color that allows one to see through to the matrix beneath.
There is a slight phantoming near the outer edges and a shimmering luster atop each cube!

From the Elmwood Mine, Smith County, Tennessee.
Measures 15 cm by 19 cm by 8 cm in total size.

Price $3500

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MIN#Elmwood-14 New!

Fine crystal ball of Barite set atop lustrous Sphalerite crystals!
An attractive combo featuring a 5.4 cm Barite ball! The Sphalerite crystals
are all sharp with no contacts or bruises. The same can be said for the Barite.

From the Elmwood Mine, Smith County, Tennessee.
Measures 9 cm by 7 cm in size.

Price $650

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MIN#Elmwood-15 New!

Fine specimen of glowing Fluorite cubes with Sphalerite on sparkling Dolostone!
Beautiful small cab plate featuring a nearly 3 cm Fluorite cube at top and numerous smaller
cubes and lustrous Sphalerite crystals. The Sphalerites are isolated which is really nice!

From the Elmwood Mine, Smith County, Tennessee.
Measures 9.4 cm by 6.8 cm in size.
Ex. Stephen Neely Mineral Collection
Price $1500

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MIN#Elmwood-16 New!

Attractive cube of Fluorite (light lavender-yellow) with Rubyjack xls and Dolomite on drusy!
This really is a dazzling specimen and the small reddish-brown Rubyjacks look like Garnets!
From the Elmwood Mine, Smith County, Tennessee.
Measures 8.8 cm by 8.6 cm in size.

Price $485

 

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MIN#Elmwood-17 New!

Sweet specimen featuring a large, shiny Sphalerite crystal set among Fluorite cubes on Dolostone!
In excellent conditional overall, the Sphalerite it aesthetically surrounded by the zoned Fluorites!
From the Elmwood Mine, Smith County, Tennessee.
Measures 7.5 cm by 7.4 cm in size.

Price $550

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MIN#Elmwood-19 New!

Fine combination of dark Purple Fluorite cubes on Sphalerite with Barite clusters!
These Fluorite crystals light up when given a direct light and glow with a vibrant purple
coloration. The corners are modified and complete. The largest Fluorite is framed by two
cream-colored Barite clusters. Both mineral are set beautifully atop the shiny Sphalerite.
From the Elmwood Mine, Smith County, Tennessee.
Measures 10.8 cm by 7.5 cm by 6.3 cm in size.

Price $785

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MIN#Elmwood-20 New!

Aesthetic specimen featuring a phantomed Fluorite cubes with a perfect Sphalerite crystal!
Studded with Calcites, this visually pleasing specimen boasts the most lustrous 4 cm Sphalerite
crystal imaginable overlooking two complete and well zoned Fluorite crystals. Only one minor
corner cleave to speak of on the top Fluorite. Otherwise, this specimen is in perfect condition.
From the Elmwood Mine, Smith County, Tennessee.
Measures 7.2 cm by 5.5 cm by 4 cm in total size.

Ex. Steve Neely Mineral Collection
Price $2250

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MIN#Elmwood-21 New!

Large, impressive specimen of Golden Calcite with numerous terminations!
This gemmy crystal ranges from golden to deep golden brown near the top terminations.
The luster is INTENSE and wet looking! There's actually a termination at the bottom making this
a doubly terminated crystal. The white material near the bottom is a small bit of Barite which grew
against the Calcite tip.
In excellent condition overall with one nearly unnoticeable cleave at the top.
From the Elmwood Mine, Smith County, Tennessee.
Measures 21 cm by 17 cm by 11 cm in total size.

Price $3500

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MIN#Elmwood-22 New!

Gorgeous cabinet plate featuring large, gemmy reddish-purple Fluorites with Sphalerite!
Both are sitting atop a Dolomite covered matrix. The specimen is in great condition overall,
with very few contacts. The Fluorites are very transparent and exhibit just a touch of red
in their purple coloration which really makes the plate glow under all forms of lighting.
The backside of the plate is pure Dolomite on drusy and sparkles like crazy.

From the Elmwood Mine, Smith County, Tennessee.
Measures 10.4 cm by 8.4 cm in size.

Price $2450

 

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MIN#Elmwood-23 New!

Glassy yellow crystals of Calcite with Fluorite set atop Sphalerite matrix!
Several of the Calcites are doubly terminated while all are very gemmy with lustrous faces.
Pale lavender Fluorite cubes can be seen peaking atop and to the lower left of the Calcite
s.
From the Elmwood Mine, Smith County, Tennessee.
Measures 8 cm by 7.1 cm by 5.3 cm in total size.

Price $485

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MIN#Elmwood-24 New!

Cute cluster featuring reddish-purple Fluorite cubes on shiny Sphalerite!
A small miniature, this specimen packs a lot of color and flash for its size.
From the Elmwood Mine, Smith County, Tennessee.
Measures 3 cm by 3.5 cm in size.

Price $285

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MIN#Elmwood-25 New!

Wow!! Large golden Calcite crystal, doubly terminated, with yellow Calcites on Dolostone!
The main draw is the deeply golden Calcite on the left of the plate and it measures 14 cm from tip to tip!
  It is incredibly lustrous and glassy with lots of gem and multiple terminations on both sides. It's balanced
on the right side by smaller yellow Calcites which are also terminated with glassy faces. Really, the only
incompleteness is along the bottom edge where the plate was separated from it's host matrix. There's also a
tiny bit of Barite attachment at that point.
A well balanced plate that can be presented vertically or as shown.
From the Elmwood Mine, Smith County, Tennessee.
Measures 15.8 cm by 24 cm by 7.5 cm in total size
.
Price $4850

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MIN#Elmwood-26 New!

Dazzling plate of shiny black Sphalerite crystal clusters atop drusy covered matrix!
What a gorgeous large cabinet specimen! The sparkling drusy covered matrix adds a perfect
contrast to the incredibly shiny Sphalerite crystal faces. There are also some individual crystals of
Sphalerite between the large clusters. In excellent condition with very little in the way of contacts!

From the Elmwood Mine, Smith County, Tennessee.
Measures 14 cm by 22.5 cm by 9.5 cm in size.

Ex. Revelle Mineral Collection
Price $6500

 

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MIN#Elmwood-27 New!

Transparent purple cubes of Fluorite atop lustrous Sphalerite matrix!
Good looking specimen of Fluorite with a dozen cubes scattered atop the Sphalerite.
In good shape overall with only some incompleteness along the left trimming edge.

From the Elmwood Mine, Smith County, Tennessee.
Measures 7.5 cm by 7.7 cm in size.

Price $285

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MIN#Elmwood-28 New!

Super gemmy crystals of golden Calcite on sparkling Dolostone matrix!
Several "jewels" are present here with a couple on the backside of the plate. The main crystal is
vertical and measures 5 cm in size. The horizontal crystal to the lower right measures 6.7 cm and is
doubly terminated. The top crystal has a tiny cleave on the backside of the tip but it doesn't detract and
isn't visible from the front. All the Calcites are super glassy and clear with a wonderful internal glow!
From the Elmwood Mine, Smith County, Tennessee.
Measures 11.2 cm by 19.6 cm in size.

Price $1850

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MIN#Elmwood-29 New!

Gemmy cubes of light purple Fluorite sitting atop Sphalerite matrix!
The cubes are in good shape with backside etching on the far left cube.
From the Elmwood Mine in Smith County, Tennessee.
Measures 8 cm by 6.9 cm in size.

Price $345

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MIN#Elmwood-30 New!

Large Golden Calcite crystal with Barite near the base!
This crystal is actually doubly terminated with the bottom termination being irregular
in form because it completed its growth against a Barite ball. There are minor attachments
of Barite along the surface of the bottom termination.
The top portion of the Calcite is a
gemmy golden and gradually changes over to a more opaque cream color near the center.
The top termination is complete save for a small cleave along the upper right side.
From the Elmwood Mine, Smith County, Tennessee.
Measures 18 cm by 12.8 cm by 8.6 cm in total size.

Price $985

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MIN#Elmwood-31 New!

LARGE CABINET and exceptional crystal of golden Calcite atop a Barite cluster!
A very impressive Calcite which is golden, glassy, and perfectly doubly terminated! There are
no contacts or cleaves at the tips of this 22 cm Calcite crystal! Beneath the surface is a faint phantom
consisting of tiny specks of Bitumen which has since been overgrown. The Bitumen also accents the
Barite cluster and the bottom side of the attached smaller Calcite. A spectacular Calcite centerpiece!!

From the Elmwood Mine, Smith County, Tennessee.
Measures 18.5 cm by 22 cm by 8 cm in total size.

Price $6500

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MIN#Elmwood-32 New!

Scarce! Large, modified crystal of Galena atop Sphalerite matrix!
From the Elmwood Mine, Smith County, Tennessee.
Measures 8 cm by 7 cm in size.

Price $385

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MIN#Elmwood-33 New!

Elmwood combo! Fine clusters of Barite on matrix with a lustrous Sphalerite "flower"!
Aesthetic, undamaged combos like this are always tough to find. The Barite is whiter than
what one normally sees from here and this is always desirable. Very well balanced!
From the Elmwood Mine in Smith County, Tennessee.
Measures 13.5 cm by 9.7 cm in size.

Price $950

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MIN#Elmwood-34 New!

Super lustrous Sphalerite "flower" with Fluorite atop Dolostone!
From the Elmwood Mine in Smith County, Tennessee.
Measures 7 cm by 4.8 cm in size.

Price $125

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MIN#Elmwood-35 New!

Large cube of Galena sitting atop Sphalerite matrix with Barite accents!
I believe this is the largest Elmwood Galena on matrix that I've seen at the show. The 3.5 cm crystal is
complete and the shiny Sphalerite matrix has been perfectly trimmed to best display it near top center.

From the Elmwood Mine, Smith County, Tennessee.
Measures 8.5 cm by 11.5 cm in size.

Ex. Revelle Mineral Collection
Comes with a custom made, labeled base
Price $2850

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MIN#Elmwood-36 New!

Aesthetic specimen of bluish-purple Fluorite cubes framed by shiny Sphalerite crystals!
On Dolomitic matrix - from the Elmwood Mine in Smith County, Tennessee.
Measures 5 cm by 5 cm in size.

Price $485

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MIN#Elmwood-37 New!

Lavender polished corner Fluorite cubes with reddish Ruby-Jack Sphalerites!
Also with Calcite! From the Elmwood Mine in Smith County, Tennessee.
Measures 5.7 cm by 6.3 cm in size.

Price $385

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MIN#Elmwood-38 New!

Classic Elmwood combo featuring Barite with Sphalerite crystals on matrix!
From the Elmwood Mine in Smith County, Tennessee.
Measures 7 cm by 4.3 cm in size.

Price $285

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MIN#Elmwood-40 New!

Golden Calcites atop a cream-colored Barite cluster!
Beautiful combination piece from the Elmwood Mine in Smith County, Tennessee.
Measures 5.5 cm by 4.7 cm in size.
Price $125

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MIN#Elmwood-41 New!

Gemmy, golden Calcite crystal on lustrous Sphalerite matrix!
From the closed Elmwood Mine in Smith County, Tennessee.
Measures 8.8 cm by 5 cm in size.
Price $650

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MIN#Elmwood-42 New!

Aesthetic combination of lavender Fluorite on Sphalerite with Dolomite!
From the Gordonsville Mine in Smith County, Tennessee.

Measures 6 cm by 6.8 cm in size.
Price $785

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