Welcome to Leonard Himes Home Page

Your source for Fine Mineral Specimens and much more!

Contact me at


PO Box 2306 Monument, CO 80132


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About the site
      This site introduces me and the services that I provide to the mineral specimen collecting community.  It is designed to educate, inform you of my activities, and offer specimens for sale.

       I will add articles and news items, such as show reports, from time to time, so check my BLOG page frequently.

About Me
        My goal is get good specimens to good people who will enjoy them.
        I have been in the mineral specimen business since 1973, at shows first as Minerals America (which I sold to Michael Jacob),

more recently at local shows as Leonard Himes, and at major national shows as Graeber & Himes. 

       I buy and sell high quality mineral specimens at shows, by mail, and from my Colorado office.

       To learn more about me see my Blog page.

                                                                  Part of my specimen preparation lab with me at the air abrasive unit.

The header on this page shows some specimens that I have placed in private collections or institutions over the years.


                                                    Below is my seasonal view of Colorado. What a great place to live!


                                                                                          Part of my showroom set up for an open house.

       I also field collect, operate a lab for specimen preparation and repair, appraise collections, and provide other collection consulting services. There are separate detailed pages for each of my activities as well as galleries of  photos of specimens currently in my inventory. Please use the navigation bar at the top of the pages to see them.​

Leonard Himes     Dealer in Fine Mineral Specimens