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our history


Welcome to Pachamama Minerals!! We are a new company located in Bogota, Colombia and funded by Henry Ospina, a third generation Gem Dealer and Graduated Gemologist. With a 25 year experience in the Gem and Mineral industry, and located in the heart of the Andes Mountains, Henry Ospina has been able to gather a great amount of knowledge obtaining and preserving some of the most beautiful mineral specimens in the continent.

Henry Ospina has been present over a quarter of a century in the worldwide known Tucson show. Giving him a great experience in trading gems and minerals with dealers from all over the world. This show opened the door for him to the Gem and Mineral market and motivated him to exhibit at the most important shows in the world like Denver, Munich and Hong Kong shows.

But the biggest asset for Pachamama Minerals is its direct access to some of the most important mines in Colombia. Maintaining a great connection with the miners and its culture.

We appreciate you visiting our website and please do not hesitate to contact us for any inquires you may have.

Henry Ospina

Pachamama Minerals

our minerals

In our collection of unique pieces

Euclase

Euclase is an extremely rare beryllium aluminum hydroxide silicate mineral (BeAlSiO 4 (OH), which relates it with beryl and other beryllium minerals. It is a stone that is not popular among jewelers and gem cutters in general due to its easily fracture among the cleavage plains. Hence, the word Euclase comes from the Greek εὖ, (easily) and κλάσις (fracture). It usually comes colorless, white, yellow or light green, but only in a few places in the world like Colombia, Brazil or Zimbabwe produce a very rare blue color very desired in the mineral collector community. But Colombian Euclase stands out because it can produce a very electric and intense blue, described by some experts as a rich vivid “Windex” type blue.

Quartz

Quartz is one of the most common of all silicates. Its chemical formula is SiO2 and it is chemically one of the most abundant materials on planet earth’s crust and is the only stone found on every country. But not all of the quartz is gem quality or even collectable, with a huge industrial presence worldwide, Quartz or oxidized silicon has a lot of uses in today’s industry. From agriculture, to electronics, to military weapons, quartz has been used in recent history in numerous occasions. But here we focus only on the best optical quartz earth can produce and thankfully Colombia has been a main source in the last decade, earning a name of quality among collectors worldwide.

Colombian Lemurian Quartz

Colombia produces some of the best optical quartz in the world; some think is due to a minute trace of aluminum in its chemical composition that gives a unique shine and luster unlike any other quartz in the world. Peñas Blancas (which translates to “White Peaks”) in the Boyacá department has been producing Emeralds for over half a century. But in recent years it has produced some if the best quartz in the world, only matched by the worldwide know McEarl Mine Quartz from Arkansas, USA. This quartz has been marketed by the metaphysical industry as “Colombian Lemurian”, and it has earned a very big demand due to of its high-energy vibrations.

Emerald

The word "emerald" is derived from the Old French: esmeraude and Middle English: emeraude, from Vulgar Latin: esmaralda/esmaraldus, a variant of Latin smaragdus, which originated in Ancient Greek: σμάραγδος (smaragdos; "green gem") and its chemical formula is (Be 3 Al 2 (SiO 3 ) 6 ). Emerald is the most valuable and desired in all of the beryl family, and as every beryl will traditionally have a hexagonal shape. Emerald’s coloring agents are Chromium and in some cases Vanadium as well, making it always green. Emerald has one of the longest history of all gemstones. For example Cleopatra’s desire for this green treasure has been one of his signature passions. Also Mayas, Aztecs and Incas tribes had in their treasures Colombian Emeralds that were traded with Muiscas tribes in the Colombian territory centuries before the Spaniards arrived to the America.

Colombian Needle Quartz Clusters

Not more than 70 miles away from the Peñas Blancas region we find in the neighboring department another important source for Colombian Quartz called La Belleza, Santander. Here we find quartz of great quality and shine as well, but in a more delicate and beautiful shape; we find needle quartz clusters with extremely gorgeous aesthetics and shapes. These are only matched by one source in the world; a French region called La Gardette, which produced very similar quartz back in the 1980’s, but not as shiny as quartz from La Belleza, Santander.

Emerald

The word "emerald" is derived from the Old French: esmeraude and Middle English: emeraude, from Vulgar Latin: esmaralda/esmaraldus, a variant of Latin smaragdus, which originated in Ancient Greek: σμάραγδος (smaragdos; "green gem") and its chemical formula is (Be 3 Al 2 (SiO 3 ) 6 ). Emerald is the most valuable and desired in all of the beryl family, and as every beryl will traditionally have a hexagonal shape. Emerald’s coloring agents are Chromium and in some cases Vanadium as well, making it always green. Emerald has one of the longest history of all gemstones. For example Cleopatra’s desire for this green treasure has been one of his signature passions. Also Mayas, Aztecs and Incas tribes had in their treasures Colombian Emeralds that were traded with Muiscas tribes in the Colombian territory centuries before the Spaniards arrived to the America.

Quartz

Quartz is one of the most common of all silicates. Its chemical formula is SiO2 and it is chemically one of the most abundant materials on planet earth’s crust and is the only stone found on every country. But not all of the quartz is gem quality or even collectable, with a huge industrial presence worldwide, Quartz or oxidized silicon has a lot of uses in today’s industry. From agriculture, to electronics, to military weapons, quartz has been used in recent history in numerous occasions. But here we focus only on the best optical quartz earth can produce and thankfully Colombia has been a main source in the last decade, earning a name of quality among collectors worldwide.

Colombian Lemurian Quartz

Colombia produces some of the best optical quartz in the world; some think is due to a minute trace of aluminum in its chemical composition that gives a unique shine and luster unlike any other quartz in the world. Peñas Blancas (which translates to “White Peaks”) in the Boyacá department has been producing Emeralds for over half a century. But in recent years it has produced some if the best quartz in the world, only matched by the worldwide know McEarl Mine Quartz from Arkansas, USA. This quartz has been marketed by the metaphysical industry as “Colombian Lemurian”, and it has earned a very big demand due to of its high-energy vibrations.

Colombian Needle Quartz Clusters

Not more than 70 miles away from the Peñas Blancas region we find in the neighboring department another important source for Colombian Quartz called La Belleza, Santander. Here we find quartz of great quality and shine as well, but in a more delicate and beautiful shape; we find needle quartz clusters with extremely gorgeous aesthetics and shapes. These are only matched by one source in the world; a French region called La Gardette, which produced very similar quartz back in the 1980’s, but not as shiny as quartz from La Belleza, Santander.

shows

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TUCSON

Arizona Mineral & Fossil Show

The Hotel Tucson City Center (AKA Inn Suites)
475 N. Granada Avenue
Booth BR-9/11
Tucson, AZ 85701
January 31st - February 13th, 2019

Tucson Gem & Mineral Society (TGMS)

Tucson Convention Center
Booth 1627-1629
260 S Church Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701
February 14th - February 17th

1801 Oracle Mineral, Gem & Fossil Show

1801 N. Oracle Show
Unite 5
Tucson, AZ 85705
January 29th - February 19th

DENVER

Colorado Mineral and Fossil Show

Crown Plaza Hotel
Booth # C-58
15500 E 40th Avenue
Denver, CO 80239
September 7th – 15th, 2018