Gem, Mineral, Fossil and Artifact
Collections and Estate Sales

We Buy Minerals, Gems, Fossils, Rocks and Whole Collections!
Specializing in North Carolina collections.

(828) 779-4501

We will buy, or help you find a buyer for your collection. With over 35 years experience dealing with North Carolina and southeastern US minerals. We have managed the sales of the late Robert Haley collection, the Ken Kyte collection with over 100,000 pounds of mineral specimens. The Philip Lucas collection, Lee Fleming collection, John Deney collection, Louis Shrum collection, Claude Davis collection and many more. We have purchased numerous collections.

We are building a museum here in North Carolina. When we purchase a collection, we take the best specimens from that collection to add to our museum inventory. Once displayed, these specimens will have the name of the original collector or collection from where they came displayed with the specimen in the museum. This will give credit to many collectors that would otherwise be lost to history.

I have worked with estate liquidators; Bonnie Rose, The Art of Downsizing, Estate Sales by Treva and others.

I recently worked with Gemologist Mark Hartzman, to appraise the entire mineral and fossil collection at the Asheville Museum of Science in Asheville, NC (formerly the Colburn Gem and Mineral Museum).

For more information call Rick at: 828-779-4501
or email

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