Greenstone Fine Mineralia was founded in 2015 after my wife and I went to the Tucson Gem & Mineral show. We were there for a week, and we had such a blast! Nothing could have prepared us for the sheer size of it, and it got us really interested in the mineral trade. We quickly realized that this was going to be a very expensive hobby, so rather than just blow all our hard earned money on rocks that would sit on a shelf, we decided to form a company so that we could actively trade in the business. In addition, we started making glass & wood lighted display cases for ourselves which we wanted to sell as well. Long story short, we've gone from 0 to 60 in less than a year, and we've met a lot of really nice people, and learned a lot about an industry we never thought in a million years we'd be in!
Our main focus is in unique mineral specimens. We typically like to buy and sell the ones which are different from everything else out there, so we're always keeping an eye out for anything that makes us say "I've never seen anything like that before!" We chose the name "Mineralia" because we also wanted to focus on other things like our lighted display cases which are ephemera related to the mineral business. We're hoping to expand that into other things like custom bases as well.
So, in our blog we will post interesting stories or information about the mineral business. We hope you enjoy it!