January 13: Another batch of new specimens has been posted. Check it out here.
Next update: Around January 20

Azurite with Gypsum
Ray Mine
Mineral Creek District


Gypsum 'octopus', 12 cm
Guangdong Province, China
Jeff Scovil photo
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Kunzite 'sail', 8.5 cm
Pala Chief Mine, California
Jeff Scovil photo

Pyros the Dragon
Naturally etched Pyrite thumbnail
Purple Hope Claim, Washington

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Updates and News

January 13, 2019: Another batch of new specimens posted. The updates can be viewed here.

January 4, 2019: Another batch of new specimens posted. The updates can be viewed here.

December 27, 2018: Another batch of new specimens posted. The updates can be viewed here.

December 16, 2018: Another batch of new specimens posted. The updates can be viewed here.

Ordering Information

Specimen Sizes

Show Schedule -- Come see Dragon Minerals at these shows

Thanks for a great year. See you at a show in 2019!

March 2 and 3: Ventura Gem & Mineral Society Annual Show - Ventura, California
March 8 - 10: California Federation of Mineralogical Societies Annual Show - Pomona, California
May 4 and 5: Searchers Gem and Mineral Society Annual Show - Anaheim, California
May 10 - 12: West Coast Gem & Mineral Show (Spring) - Costa Mesa, California
June 29 and 30: Fiesta of Gems - Culver City, California
October: Fall Festival of Gems - Fallbrook, California
October: Woodland Hills Rock Chippers Annual Show - Woodland Hills, California
September 21: Gems at the Beach - Long Beach, California  Tentative
November: Gem Diego - San Diego, California
November 22 - 24: West Coast Gem & Mineral Show (Fall) - Costa Mesa, California

If you would like to have Dragon Minerals at your show please send an email to steve@dragon-minerals.com.

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