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4/28/2013 - We just received a shipment of spectacular natural tumbled stones from Africa with some extremely vibrant colors! This new vibrant tumbled mix is remarkable and something you must see to believe.
We have also received a new tumbled Sodalite, Amazonite, and Bloodstone in large sizes. These stones are between 1 and 1.5 inches in size and are perfect for the metaphysical, teaching, creating a rock garden, decorating an indoor fountain, or for anyone that just loves tumbled stones.
4/09/2013 - We have just added some spectacular rough stone mixes from around the world to our store. These mixes are the perfect assortment for just about every need from tumbling, cabbing, decoration, fountain stones, and much more. We have mixes from South America, Central America, Africa, and even a 50+ material type World Mix!
We have also added small, medium, large and extra large size tumbled stone mixes from Brazil along with a Superior tumbled stone mix containing over 25 different types of natural stones which we are sure you will love!
3/25/2013 - It is the end of March and it is the perfect time for MARCH MADNESS with our 3 Pounds for only $0.99 Promotion!
From now until the end of March with any order of $50.00 or more you can get 3 pounds of additional material for just $0.99!
You can pick any one of the following materials for your $0.99 choice with every $50.00 spent: Banded Amethyst, Carnelian, Golden Topaz, Iolite, Labradorite, Moonstone, Green Aventurine, Rainbow Fluorite, or Sapphire and Ruby.
** Important: Please read the details in any of the 3 pounds for $0.99 promotion listings which explain exactly how this promotion works prior to ordering. If you have any questions you are welcome to message us and we will be happy to answer them for you.
2/18/2013 - We have just added some new fantastic rare tumbled stones to our store. There are multiple varieties of tumbled Rubies, Aquamarine, Rainbow Moonstone and Lapis Lazuli. Such beautiful materials containing a spectacular polish and shine!
2/14/2013 - Happy Valentines Day! We just listed four new items today including a very rare new find of a Transparent Sapphire with Kyanite Rough. This material is remarkable, and the images don't do it justice.
We also have added a Large Brazilian Sapphire rough, a super shiny White Calcite, and a new chunky Green Calcite to our store.
2/12/2013 - We have added a very high quality rough gemmy assortment to our store. This mix is hand bagged to ensure every order contains all 12 of the following gemmy minerals:
Amethyst, Citrine, Rose Quartz, Aquamarine, Fluorite, Ametrine, Smokey Quartz, Clear Quartz, Golden Topaz, Beryl, Rutile Quartz, and Peridot.
This is perfect for anyone looking for a large variety of high quality materials at a low price.
2/8/2013 - Quartz, Quartz, and more Crystal Quartz! We just received a container from Brazil with a large variety of quartz crystals including lemurian seed crystals, multi-terminated specimens, laser wands, and natural mine run unpolished points. In addition, we just listed some small points from our very own Avatar Crystal Mine located in Mt. Ida, Arkansas!
1/18/2013 - We have just added a new Facet Grade Clear and Smokey Quartz to our store. This material is a hobbiest grade facet rough weighing from 1/4 pound to nearly 2 pounds per individual piece of material! This material is a steal at as little as $0.01 per carat so get yours today!
1/17/2013 - Heavenly blue Gemmy Celestine Clusters have been added to our store starting at as little as $6.99 per piece! These clusters are 1.5 to 2.5 inches in size on average and are a beautiful blue color you need to see to believe.
We have also added some spectacular Blue Topaz which is 100% natural and untreated! This material is extremely hard to find in this "AA" grade facet/cab quality, and when we saw it we had to get it!
1/16/2013 - Quite a few RARE and UNIQUE items have just arrived and we are in the process of taking pictures and getting them all listed. We have added the new "AAA" grade deep purple lepidolite slices tonight, and there are many more items being photographed which will be available soon!
1/3/2013 - We just listed NEARLY 200 AUCTIONS for our materials which will be ending over the next 7 days to welcome in the New Year! These auctions start as low as $3.99 with no reserve so you can try out a large variety of our products at a very low cost.
As always, we offer combined shipping so if you win more than one auction or purchase anything with buy it now, you pay the same flat rate shipping charge and it covers all your items!
1/1/2013 - Start off the year right with 6 new materials from Fantasia Mining. We now have a spectacular Peruvian Blue/Green Opal, "A" Grade Bloodstone, Carnelian Rough, Fancy Jasper, Medium Ametrine Facet/Cab Rough, and an all new "AA" Grade Amethyst with beautiful purple points mixed in with the chunks throughout the parcel!
Click the images to the right to view these 6 new items that are available right now and kick off the new year right!
12/31/2012 - From everyone here at Fantasia Mining, we would like to wish you and your loved ones a happy and wonderful HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
Don't miss out on your last chance to take advantage of our Holiday Specials which are ending soon! If you want to start the New Year right by saving some money on GREAT materials, check out these specials before they are gone!
12/10/2012 - We have just started listing some of the most beautiful display pieces of Black Tourmaline, Colored Tourmaline in Matrix, and Uruguayan Amethyst we have seen in a very long time! These top quality specimens are all on hand carved wooden bases making them perfect not only for yourself, but also as a spectacular holiday gift for the discriminating rock lover in your life.
12/8/2012 - Between now and the first of the year we will be listing a variety of Holiday Specials in our store with FREE SHIPPING to save you money on our most popular items. As always, we ship all orders within 1 business day from when they are paid so you still have lots of time to get your order before Christmas! Give the gift of the beautiful rocks from Fantasia Mining for the holidays - They are a lot more beautiful to find in your stocking than coal!
12/2/2012 - Our holiday shipment of Pyrite has just arrived! Known by most as "fool's gold" our pyrite is availble in two sizes, both a 1/2 inch size containing between 175-225 pieces per pound, and a large 2 inch size containing between 7-10 pieces per pound. Take a look at this beautiful material in the Pyrite Section of our store.
11/28/2012 - We have some new materials that have just arrived which have been requested by a large number of customers. It took a long time to find the quality we were looking for, but hopefully you will agree it was worth the wait!
Large Hex Ruby - This material is in 100% natural hex shape. This material is extremely hard to come by in this quality.
Nigerian Topaz - We have been working to get this quality at a reasonable price for over 8 months. The negotiations paid off and this highly requested material is now available in our store.
"AAA" Grade Amethyst Rough - This quality was mined out and we couldn't get it for a long time. They found another area with a limited supply and we bought every bit of it for our customers.
Amethyst Large Chunk - The average piece is from 1.5 inch to over 4 inches. It is being sold as mine run since it hasn't been officially graded, but from looking at the lot the average piece is "A" grade.
Citrine Rough - Look at the Color! Look at the Quality! We haven't had a mine run citrine in nearly 10 months because we haven't been happy with the quality that the mines have been producing. Finally they got us a material we are proud to offer to our customers.
All the above newly listed materials are available in 1 pound and 3 pound lots. For our wholesale customers we also have 55 pound mine bags available.
11/20/2012 - I can't believe it is coming up on BLACK FRIDAY already! I have just listed a whole set of Black Friday "Buy it Now" auctions where with the purchase of 3 pounds of material you get three pounds of a material of your choice FREE!
There are a limited number of these promotional auctions available and we know they will go FAST (especially items like $900.00 in boulder opal for only $199!).
We do NOT limit the quantity avaiable to each customer, so if you want to order more than one to get even more free material you are able to do so. Please note - we can fit up to three of these promotional specials in a single medium flat rate box so you only pay one shipping charge. If you order more than one special, message us prior to paying and we will have e-bay send you an invoice with combined shipping to save you even more money.
This is a once a year sale, and we won't be doing anything like this again until Black Friday 2013 so take advantage while you can! These special auctions will be ending November 27th or when the quantity listed is all purchased. These special Black Friday listings will not be extended or relisted so once the quantity offered is purchased, they are gone until next year!
8/20/2012 - We have been busy getting our retail location remodeled but we haven't forgotten about our loyal e-bay customers! We have just added quite a few new items to the store including beautiful golden topaz, 3 grades of facet imperial topaz, the first size of natural bolivian ametrine, and 8 different grades of both professional facet grade tourmaline and also top quality cabbing grade tourmaline.
7/23/2012 - Some of the new facet rough materials are now listed! We have added new rough by customer request to both our professional facet rough section as well as our hobbiest facet rough section. In addition we have added a page explaining the way we grade the rough and what the differences are to help those purchasing understand exactly what they can expect from our facet rough. You can read how we grade facet materials here. More of this facet rough will be added over the next 14 days, so check back often to see all the amazing facet rough we now have in stock for you!
Keep an eye out! There are still more new materials that we are working on getting photographed including 100% Natural Facet Grade Imperial Topaz, and Flawless AAA+ Facet Kunzite!
7/12/2012 - We just received two shipments of new materials, one from Bolivia and one from Pakistan. As soon as we get our photographs taken we will be listing multiple grades of facet rough including Tourmaline, Peridot, Aquamarine, Champagne Citrine, Kunzite, Amethyst, Ametrine, and more! The facet rough is a professional grade, producing VVS-IF stones and some of the rough is even clean sawn. All these materials are in stock and will be pictured shortly so keep an eye out here for updates!
6/27/2012 - With our massive auction listings just ending, we have already received over 20 messages asking us to run more auctions and we always listen to our customers. There are over 250 more auctions being listed between tonight and tomorrow evening and ending within 8 days!
Click here to go directly to all our active auctions, or click here to view all our items including things listed both as auctions and buy it now. Happy bidding!
6/25/2012 - Wholesale Section Online! We have been slowly adding items to the wholesale section of our website. If you are a large volume purchaser, take a look at this section for some of the best deals you will find anywhere! We will be adding items regularly until all our products are available online in wholesale quantities. If you are interested in a wholesale lot of an item not listed (for most items that is 55 pounds of a single material) feel free to message us with the item and we can e-mail you the pricing information.
We offer additional discounts off our wholesale pricing if you are intersted in multiple items, so don't hesitate to contact us if you own a salted gem mine, rock shop, resell minerals on the internet, use minerals for teaching, do lapidary work, or just love rocks and minerals!
Our Most Recent Mining Trip:
On Saturday April 21st we were lucky enough to be allowed to attend a dig for Pyrite Cubes at Standard Mineral, RT Vanderbilt Company located in Glendon, North Carolina. This dig was remarkable and in one day we mined nearly 300 pounds of Pyrite cubes in their natural matrix! If you want to see images of some of this material (which will be available for sale soon here on e-bay) you can click this link.
Our Virginia Retail Location:
Fantasia Mining offers a real mining atmosphere for both children and adults. We have buckets of both native and enhanced gem ore from mines around the world which can be washed at our flume. We then help you identify the beautiful rocks that you have uncovered such as emeralds, rubies, amethyst, and up to 100 other spectacular rocks and minerals! If you can't make it to our location, we also offer this same unsearched gem dirt by mail right here on e-bay! Just click here to visit our gem dirt page.
Our mining activities are perfect for schools, church groups, and people of all ages from 1 to 100 years old! If you want to have an event at our Virginia location, we also have a private party room that you can use at no charge.
We also have a gem and mineral museum with free admission. In our museum you can see things like a faceted flawless 175 carat natural aquamarine, a gigantic 500+ pound amethyst geode, and other amazing natural specimens of hundreds of minerals, including 9 of the 10 rarest minerals in the world!
Store and Museum Hours:
Monday - Friday: 10 AM - 6 PM EST
Saturday and Sunday: 9 AM - 6 PM EST
Fantasia Mining, Inc.
11130 Richmond Hwy (Route 460)
Appomattox, VA 24522
*** Note - Our retail location is currently being remodeled and is scheduled for our grand opening very soon. If you wish to come prior to our grand opening please call for and appointment so we can make sure we are available to assist you.
Hard Rock Mining in Mt. Ida Arkansas:
We are the owners of the Fantasia Mine and Avatar Crystal Mine both of which are located around Mount Ida, Arkansas. We are professional miners producing tons of minerals per year from our mines.
We also offer the ultimate mining experience, where you can hard rock mine with us keeping everything you find. This is available by appointment only and reservations are required. Being that this is only avaialble at certain times of the year, space is limited so we recommend booking early. If you want the real experience of being in a commercial mine, digging directly in the hard rock with 10-30 pound pry bars, then this is the experience for you!
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Our Newest Arrivals:
Vibrant African Tumbled Stone Mix
Beautiful Bright Natural Colors!
Tumbled Natural Sodalite
100% Completely Natural - NOT Dyed or Enhanced!
Tumbled "AA" Grade Bloodstone
Rich Deep Greens with a Splash of Red and Yellow!
Tumbled "A" Grade Amazonite
Tumbled with a Premium Polish and Shine!
Superior Tumbled Stone Mix
Over 25 Types of 100% Natural Stones in One Bag!
Brazilian Tumbled Stone Mix
Over 14 Types of Stones in the Mix - Available in Four Sizes!!
Central American Tumbled Stone Mix
Over 12 Types of Rough in One Bag!
Ultimate World Stone Mix
Over 50+ Types of Rough from Around the World!
African Exotic Stone Mix
Over 20 Types of Rough From the Exotic Lands of Africa!
South American Stone Mix
Over 12 Types of Rough From Brazil, Uruguay, Peru and More!
Transparent Blue Sapphire with Kyanite
Spectacular RARE NEW FIND - Limited Qty!
Tumbled 100% Natural Deep "AAA" Red Ruby
Rich and Beautiful Color - 3 Sizes Available!
Tumbled Rainbow Moonstone
Premium Shine and Available in 4 Sizes!
Tumbled Ruby Zoisute
Completely Natural with a Top Color and Shine!
VERY RARE Tumbled Ruby with Anthropolite
NEW FIND - Limited Qty!
Deep Blue Lapis Lazuli
Imported Directly from Afghanistan - 4 Sizes Available!
Tumbled 100% Natural Aquamarine
Unheated and Untreated - 3 Sizes Available!
Large Blue Sapphire from Brazil
100% Natural and Untreated!