These thumbnail acrylic plastic boxes are sometimes referred to
as "Perky Boxes" in honor of Willard Perkins (deceased) of
Burbank CA, who upon a mineral accident in his garage, he designed
a protective box for his mineral collection. He was a mineral dealer
and invented the design of these nifty boxes. They were so liked,
that dealers thereafter name them after him.
1 1/4" cubic
inch acrylic boxes with black base and white foam insert.
Accommodates standard "thumbnail specimens."
25% DISCOUNT ON YOUR PERKY BOX
when you purchase an accompanying mineral* from A to Z.
Also check out our Boxed
"Perky" Minerals ready to ship (click
Furniture for your Specimens
Quality Custom Made in the USA
by Douglas @ Collector Showcase
Lacewood Natural Stands with satin oiled finish
$9.00 USD each
Inventory #S001 -
$11.00 USD each
$11.00 USD each
crafted in North Carolina USA. Finely sanded and
Different sizes for cabinet
size specimens. Specs below:
* Large foot print is 2 5/8" wide
x 2 1/4" deep
Small foot print
2 5/8 " x 2 1/4 "
X Large coming
soon ... 4" x 3"
* Contact us for special sizes or
We will make any size, shape or
Dream it up, we can make it!
Allow 1 to 2 weeks delivery.
Travertine is a form of
limestone deposited by mineral springs.
Travertine often has a fibrous or concentric
appearance and exists in white, tan,
cream-colored, and even rusty varieties.
It is formed by a process of rapid precipitation
of calcium carbonate, often at the mouth of a
hot spring or in a limestone cave. In the
latter, it can form stalactites, stalagmites,
and other speleothems. Travertine is a
terrestrial sedimentary rock, formed by the
precipitation of carbonate minerals from
solution in ground and surface waters, and/or
geothermally heated hot-springs.
click to enlarge
Display your larger
thumbnails on these cuties, or practice your cabbing skills!
Natural Travertine 55mmx55mmx11mm
cents each while they last!
Stock Number #S001
Marble Test Tube
vintage marble units
to hold your roll-on jars
Unique way to display
your hand-made essential oils
(include six jars of your choice 2 drams or 1 dram)
embellishing, or using as a base for your large specimens.
Remember, we carry gemstone embellishments (click
Each box measure 15.75x11x3" with two trays for
total of 48 compartments.
Light unfinished wood and plastic hinge top with
clasp. We use these at the shop a lot, and wanted to now
offer them to you. They aren't dense wood (or
heirloom pieces), and the plastic is thin; but they sure do make
the specimen collection stand out. We've stained a few;
but now we like the natural look.
These will be great for the kids. Let them
decorate to their style to encourage them enjoy the wonders of
geology and mineral collecting.
collect a bit of sand from the beaches you visit? Have you
really seen the sand under the microscope? Our black sand
is really red, green, clear and black. Truly fascinating.
piece glass vials (1 dram) with screw top in plastic vial holder
field collection, and even arts & craft jewelry (see
Two sizes available: 2 dram
or 1 dram (screw top)
Glass Roll-on Vials w/piqué
Great for essential
oil work. Make your own customized herb or gemstone
oiles. Remember to check out our
gemstone jars to make gemstone
$4.00 USD each
Please be sure to post the inventory number, a short
description and price. We will check the
cheapest shipping rates for you. We will confirm your order before