Tuesday, February 25, 2014
The Crystal Field
If you don't look closely this table of crystals looks like a tray full of cookies or candies. This is a typical display at one of the larger gem and mineral shows. One year, you will see tables of this type of mineral and the next year they will have all vanished. What happens, is that in mind somewhere in the world will find a deposit of a particular type of crystal which will go on to the market and be bought up by wholesalers. So the entire deposit shows up at one year's gem and mineral show and by the next year they have all been sold or have become so uncommon as to be unnoticeable. We've noticed over the years that it is a really good idea to buy up the minerals that appear to be abundantly available. In subsequent years, we have seen prices skyrocket for the same mineral specimens.