17-8 Apatite

Durango, Mexico

Miniature $450

        Contact me directly to learn more about available specimens. I have many more specimens than can be shown here, so if you are seeking something in particular, ask. I often have other specimens of the species shown, but in different sizes and prices. I enjoy getting to know my customers and believe that learning about you and your collection will help me find specimens that will enhance your collection.
        I accept PayPal, credit cards, and checks on US banks. Payment is required prior to shipping. Insured shipping within the US is free. Prompt returns (at your expense) of unaltered specimens will result in full immediate refunds.
       Cabinet specimens are larger than fit into a 5-inch cube. Small cabinets (s-cab) are under the 5-inch cube but larger than miniature. Miniatures (min) fit within a 2-inch cube,  Toenails fit within a 1.5-inch cube, and Thumbnails (TN) fit within a 1-inch cube.
       Many of my best specimens come with custom bases by The Sunnywood Collection, the industry standard. For information about having your collection mounted contact them at www.sunnywood.com.

17-29 Olmiite with Quartz

N'Chwaning Mine, South Africa

Miniature $4800.



                                Corundums from The Will Herman collection.

     Will has collected corundums for decades after having fun digging for them in Montana. He has built what has to be the largest and most thorough corundum collection in the world. It contains specimens including  the best quality and widest variety of localities you will see.  We are privileged to have been chosen to assist in finding new homes for his specimens. You will never see a finer collection of corundums. We have over 300 in stock with prices ranging from a few hundred dollars to many thousand. The list of available localities is huge. Enjoy looking at this limited sample.

17-18 Quartz variety Amethyst

Amatitlan, Guerrero, Mexico

Cabinet.    $5500.

17-24 Legrandite 

Mapimi, Durango, Mexico

Toenail $6500

17-22 Smithsonite on

Aurichalcite

Kelly Mine, Magdalena, NM

​Miniature, $400

17-28 Olmiite with Oyelite

N'Chwaning Mine, South Africa

Toenail $3000.



A selection of specimens from our vault.

17-23 Barite

Stoneham, Colorado

small cabinet $300

17-2Calcite, Quartz, Pyrite, Dolomite

Cavik, Romania

Small Cabinet $ 950

on Sunnywood base

Fluorite on Smoky Qaurtz, Mont Blanc, France

Small cabinet  $18,000.

17-4 Titanite (Sphene)

Minas Gerais, Brazil

Miniature, $950

GHP11 Corundum variety  Sapphire

Woods Creek, North Carolina

Miniature $ 250

Specimen Galleries

GHP26 Corundum variety Ruby

Ampanihy, Madagascar

​Miniature $950

17-20 Olmiite on Calcite

N'Chwaning Mine, South Africa

Small cabinet $7000.


This specimen is shown as an illustration in the Mineralogical Record

17-26 Kobyashevite (post mining) on Calcite 

Mapami, Durango, Mexico

Cabinet $4500

17-1 Sodalite variety Hackmanite

with Winchite

Pitawak, Kokeha Valley, BadakhshanAfghanistan

​Small Cabinet $950

17-19 Elbaite (1 repair)

Afghanistan

Small cabinet $8500

WHC62 Corundum Variety Sapphire

Riverside County, California

Small Cabinet.  $3000

A fine cabinet sized Wulfenite from Mapimi, Durango, Mexico.  $1750.

17-30 Olmiite with Gageite

N'Chwaning Mine, South Africa

Miniature $8500

Small cabinet.



WHC58 Corundum variety Ruby

Luc Yen, Vietnam

small cabinet $2500

17-21 Tremolite (chromium)

Merelani, Tanzania

​Miniature $6000.

17-13 Spodumene variety Kunzite

Oceanview Mine, Pala, CA

Small cabinet. $4200

17-5 Grossular variety Hessonite

Asbestos, Quebec, Canada

Miniature. $500

17-25 Wulfenite (2-inch) coated with micro Quartz and on Quartz

M'Fouti, DR Congo 

Cabinet $12,000

17-24 Smithsonite

Tsumeb, Namibia

Toenail $500

17-6 Hematite, Rutile

Novo Horizonte, Brazil

Miniature. $750

17-21 Grossular variety Tsavorite on Graphite

Merelani, Tanzania

Small cabinet $15,000

17-17  Beryl variety Heliodor,

Volodarsk-Volynskiy, Ukraine

Small Cabinet.   $14,000.

Leonard Himes     Dealer in Fine Mineral Specimens

Mixed Moderately Priced Specimens

Some American Classics

17-27 Olmiite with Quartz

N'Chwaning Mine, South Africa

Miniature (barely) $9000.



CE.6923b Pyromorphite

Davison Co., North Carolina

circa 1900. Miniature $2500

WH21 Tourmaline

Minas Gerais, Brazil

Miniature. $500

WHP16 Corundum variety Ruby with Sapphire

Propst Farm, North Carolina

Miniature $ 1200

17-10 Uvite, Pierrepont, New York

miniature, $2500

Here are a few of my newest acquisitions

WHC71 Corundum variety Ruby

Chumar Mine, Nepal

small cabinet $15,500

17-11 Chalcopyrite on Quartz

Ellenville, New York

Miniature, $2300

17-16 Anglesite

Touissit, Morocco

Small Cabinet. $7,500.

      My galleries show specimens that are currently available for purchase.

      I advertise in Rocks & Minerals. My ads show either exceptional specimens from my inventory or excellent specimens that coordinate with articles in the current issue. Please support this journal with your subscription of you don't already. It will enhance your mineral knowledge. You can contact them at www.rocksandminerals.org

      Here are my prior and current ads, both feature specimens from the Will Heierman corundum collection. They were available at the time the ad was submitted. However, specimens often sell prior to the magazine's publication, but it never hurts to ask if they are still available. Predicting when a specimen will sell is impossible!

17-14 Elbaite

Mogok, Burma

Small cabinet $9,500.

A Selection of my Specimens for Sale to give you an indication of my inventory.  


        We recently acquired a number of excellent Olmiite specimens from Mr. Paul Balayer who has the collecting contract for the N'Chwaning #2 Mine near Kuruman, North Cape Province, South Africa. Paul is mentioned (as are some of my specimens) in the recent Mineralogigal Record that featured this important mine. Olmiite has long been a favorite of mine. I am happy to offer this sample of my world class specimens. We have others from Thumbnail to Small Cabinet sizes.