New Halloween Update 27 October 2020

27 October 2020

Halloween is but only four frightening nights away, making this Tuesday’s super-spooky update a cauldron of terrifyingly tempting treats.

As the autumn daylight fades and the dark Somerset winter nights creep-in, the Crystal Classics’ team has conjured-up a spine-chilling selection of monstrous minerals and spectre-acular specimens (sorry!). Read on, but ONLY if you dare!

Oil-green Andradite crystals atop a fibrous white Amphibole from the Malenco Valley in Italy, makes for a spectral apparition fit to haunt any fine cabinet.

Ghoulish-green Diopside crystals from the Merelani Hills in Tanzania are devilishly good, not to mention a petrifyingly pumpkin-orange Smithsonite from Tsumeb, that most magical of mines.

Bloodcurdling red Chalcotrichite from Ray mine in Arizona and beastly Bustamite from North mine, Broken Hill will set the pulse racing, only to be stopped in you tracks by two fiendish fangs of bat-black Bitumen rods from Windy Knoll in Derbyshire.

We hope this unearthly update will bewitch and enchant you, finding a specimen to possess, and for it to materialise amongst the shadows of your collection.


Can't find what you're looking for? Contact us at for any enquiries.

Places for the Crystal Classics Winter Open Day are rapidly filling up and we now only have a few spaces left.

It’s first come, first serve, so to ensure your place please contact Debbie by email at or by phone 01935 862 673 with the following details (deadline for applications is Friday, November 13):

  • Your preferred date and time slot
  • Full name
  • Address
  • Telephone Number

Our Winter Open Day takes place on both SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21 and SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22 and for each day we have the following slots:

  • SATURDAY - 10am - 1pm - (including breakfast at The Village Cafe from 9am-10am)
  • SATURDAY - 2pm - 5pm - (including lunch at The Village Cafe from 1pm-2pm)
  • SUNDAY - 10am - 1pm - (including breakfast at The Village Cafe from 9am-10am)
  • SUNDAY - 2pm - 5pm - (including lunch at The Village Cafe from 1pm-2pm)

During your allocated slot the following guidelines will be in place:

  • Face masks must be worn at all times
  • Social distancing must be carried out
  • You must wash your hands upon entry to the showroom (in addition there will be several hand sanitiser dispensers provided throughout the building)

We also ask, should you show any COVID-19 symptoms up to 14 days before your allocated slot, that you please cancel your plans for attending and contact us to withdraw your place.

We look forward to welcoming you.


Weekend viewings at our showroom in Somerset are currently available for customers, BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

Following the recent changes in the government guidelines we have started to receive visitors again. To allow customers the chance to view our extensive range of fine minerals we offer them the chance to visit our showroom during more convenient ‘out of work’ hours. We are allowing just one appointment at a time in the showroom, but this can be for a party of up to 6 people. If you would like to pay us a visit please contact to arrange an appointment.


We also offer an additional service that enables you, as our customer, to contact us via with your mineral wish list to enhance your current collection, but are unable to find the right specimens on our website.  We have 1000's of specimens in our general stock that do not appear online.  

We will endeavour to respond to all email/telephone enquires within 24 hours during weekdays, however at the weekend it might take us a little longer to respond.

Author: JH
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