PO Box 2306 Monument, CO 80132 719-359-3076
My latest update was made on August 1, 2016. I'll be adding new photos as time allows. I post on FaceBook whenever substantive changes are made. You can become a 'friend' at www.facebook/leonardhimes.1. Enjoy! My web host is changing the website software, hopefully an improvement, but I am wary of any programing 'improvements'. I do my own design, so it might be a while before I can rebuild the site. Being a Friend on Facebook will allow you to stay in touch.
Please check my Show Schedule page for updates and an important announcement about the Houston Fine Minerals Show. There are also new images in the Gallery page. Enjoy.
About the site
My site introduces me and the services I provide to the mineral specimen collecting community. It is designed to educate, inform you of my activities, and offer specimens for sale. I invite potential customers to contact me to learn more about the specimens shown or inquire about others from your want list that might be available.
I have been in the mineral specimen business since 1973, at shows first as Minerals America and later as Graeber & Himes. I buy and sell high quality worldwide mineral specimens at major US shows and from my Colorado office. I have a large stock of gem crystals (many on matrix) and rarer species that are suitable for display. I make an effort to have a good selection of US locality specimens. My goal is get good specimens to good people, so they can be enjoyed.
Leonard (on right) with Cal Graeber in Tucson 2014
I also field collect, operate a lab for mineral specimen preparation and repair, appraise collections, and provide other collection consulting services. There are separate detailed pages for each of my activities as well as galleries of photos of specimens currently in my inventory.
A portion of my Colorado showroom and minerals being sorted for my June 2015 Summer Open House.
I will add educational articles and news items, such as show reports, from time to time, so check back frequently.
I welcome you to contact me by mail, telephone, or email if you are in need of my services or would like me to help you build an important collection.
Please visit me at one of the shows listed on the My Show Schedule page to get acquainted and see my mineral selection. To learn more about me, clickhere.
It is Summer in the Rockies and probably cooler than where you are. What a place to live!