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Welcome to DOMINION GEMS ...​..

Website LAST UPDATED: 05/05/2024 

  • In Spring/Summer 2024 we will have some South Dakota GOLD MINES & MINING CLAIMS for sale in the Black Hills and we will be working in the Black Hills area on several projects. MID SUMMER 2024 we will be working our Blue Opal claim in Idaho. LATE SUMMER 2024 we will be working our Tourmaline Mine in Southern California. We hope to attend some of the Denver Shows in September and the Fall shows in California in November.
  • We prospect and dig for gems & minerals and we have high-end proven gold, mineral, crystal and gemstone mines & mining claims for sale or lease in the western USA.  We also offer Mineral and Crystal Specimens, Virgin Valley Nevada & Worldwide Opals, Rare Lapidary Rough, and Gemstones for sale.  Since 2021-2022 we are now focusing on our Tourmaline Mine in Southern California.
  • We travel at least twice annually to prospect, stake claims, and dig for gems and minerals, normally in late August/early September and again in January.  We've been collecting minerals, gems & prospecting since the mid 1980s and mining since the early 1990s.  
  • Our last Rose Quartz Mine Claim in the Black Hills of South Dakota is for sale, available on 1/25/2024. CLICK HERE.  
  •  WANTED: WE WANT / WE BUY:  San Diego County California Pegmatite Gem & Mineral Specimens incl Blue Cap Tourmalines, Gold From Custer South Dakota, Red Beryl from the Wah Wah Mtns of  Utah, and Apache Agates from Mexico.  See our "Wants" HERE.  We also do "trades."

  • When out mining or traveling, it may take us 1-3 weeks to check emails, calls, voicemails, as we will be in remote areas with no  services....  If we are out mining or traveling our STORE / SHOP pages will have all store items hidden w/ a message  "There are no products to show at the moment."  The shop will reopen when we arrive back.  Please check back!

  • You can also check out our shop on Etsy HERE for sales and some items not listed on our website!

  • Feel free to CONTACT US today with any questions, and please scroll down further and browse our entire site to see what we have to offer....     Thanks for visiting!

Select specimens / stones/ mines for sale:

Aquamarine with Bi-color Fluorite

Aquamarine with Bi-color Fluorite

AQUAMARINE with BICOLOR FLUORITE from Pakistan; SOLD. Subsequently sold through Christies Auction House at link:

201 ct Rubellite Ram Carving

201 ct Rubellite Ram Carving

Carved Ram in Cranberry Rubellite Tourmaline, initialed/dated on the back 1986. SOLD

Spinel on Calcite Marble Matrix, Mogok Burma Myanmar

Spinel on Calcite Marble Matrix, Mogok Burma Myanmar

SOLD

Pink Fluorite on Muscovite, Pakistan

Pink Fluorite on Muscovite, Pakistan

SOLD

Wulfenite, Ahumada Mine

Wulfenite, Ahumada Mine

Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico. SOLD but currently available at the following link on Crystal Classics:

Odd WULFENITE and Endlichite

Odd WULFENITE and Endlichite

Wulfenite on Endlichite (arsenatian Vanadinite), Los Lamentos, Mexico. SOLD.

Golden BARITE on yellow Calcite

Golden BARITE on yellow Calcite

Elk Creek, Meade Co., South Dakota, USA: SOLD

Pyromorphite, Roughton Gill

Pyromorphite, Roughton Gill

Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England, UK. Mid 1800's to early 1900's piece, likely 150 years old! SOLD.

Calcite on Blue Core Green Fluorite

Calcite on Blue Core Green Fluorite

Manaoshan, China; SOLD

CUPROSKLODOWSKITE with Soddyite

CUPROSKLODOWSKITE with Soddyite

Musonoi Mine, Katanga, Congo (Zaire); SOLD

EMERALD in Calcite & Shale

EMERALD in Calcite & Shale

Muzo Mine, Boyaca, Colombia; SOLD

Smithsonite on Aurichalcite

Smithsonite on Aurichalcite

Kelly Mine, New Mexico. SOLD.

AQUAMARINE with Microcline

AQUAMARINE with Microcline

Erongo, Namibia; SOLD.

Purple-Blue Fluorite

Purple-Blue Fluorite

Blanchard Mine, Bingham, New Mexico USA; SOLD

The "Berbes Cross" Fluorite

The "Berbes Cross" Fluorite

Zoned Fluorite crystal from Berbes, Asturias, Spain. One of a kind! SOLD.

Oceanview Mine Kunzite Pala California

Oceanview Mine Kunzite Pala California

Featured in Rocks & Minerals Magazine, Chris Wentzell photo; SOLD

Fluorite with Sphalerite

Fluorite with Sphalerite

Dalnegorsk, Russia SOLD.

Rough & Cut Australian Opal

Rough & Cut Australian Opal

Coober Pedy, South Australia; SOLD

Large Virgin Valley Opals

Large Virgin Valley Opals

in wet display dome from Virgin Valley, Nevada, USA. SOLD

Virgin Valley Black Opal Gem

Virgin Valley Black Opal Gem

Dominion Opal Mine, Virgin Valley, Humboldt County, Nevada, USA; In private collection

Virgin Valley Opal

Virgin Valley Opal

Private collection

Black Crystal from dry bank

Black Crystal from dry bank

Dominion Opal Mines, Virgin Valley

Dominion Opal Mine Black Opal Virgin Valley Nevada

Dominion Opal Mine Black Opal Virgin Valley Nevada

private collection

The Stonetree log in Virgin Valley

The Stonetree log in Virgin Valley

Stonetree Petrified Log is on my Dad's valid opal mining claims in Virgin Valley, Nevada. Here I am standing next to it. No digging! This is a historical landmark.

Dominion Gems Logo by William Pinna

Dominion Gems Logo by William Pinna

Recent Happenings at Dominion Gems:

Dominion Gems Gold Minerals Mines Mining Claims for sale
Virgin Valley Nevada Opal
Virgin Valley Opal Limbcast Nevada
Collector Opals, gems, carvings, specimens and rough for sale
Handfuls of Australian Opals
Large Lightning Ridge Black Opal rub
Lightning Ridge Black Crystal Opal Australia
Virgin Valley Opal from Nevada
CRYOGENIE MINE HAS BEEN SOLD!  Thanks!
Tourmaline at Cryogenie Mine:  SOLD
Maple Lode Tourmaline Mine California for sale
Billy underground in an Arizona Mine
Fairburn Agate South Dakota
Chris and Billy Arizona
Billy Alluvial Quartz crystal Quartzsite Arizona
Gold panning in Black Hills, South Dakota
Fairburn Agates South Dakota
Chris and Billy at Stonetree Opal Mine Nevada
Virgin Valley Nevada Opal Mines
at Billy's Opal Mine claim in Nevada
Maple Lode Tourmaline Mine Aguanga San Diego Co California

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