Margraf Minerals was established in 1993 and is located in Mittenwald/Germany, the famous town of the violin makers, where my wife Margit runs the mineral/jewelry shop “Kristall”. Thanks to the help of my “Utah friends”, I got the chance to become a mineral dealer.
A couple of years before, my enthusiasm for minerals began,when I found my first quarz crystall in the Austrian Alps. Very fast I realized, that discovering mineral localities would become my passion. In 1989 I met Ed Harris from Delta/Utah. We got friends and I have been selling the “Red Beryl” at the mineral shows in Europe for years. Since then I have made regular trips to the “Thomas Range” to collect topas and other minerals – this is still my favourite place!
Later, I could share the thrill of finding the treasures of the earth with my son Christian. At the age of 13 he travelled to Utah to work with my friend John Holfert at the famous “Maynard Claim” in the Thomas Range. Since that time, we have taken frequent collecting trips together as you can see on our collecting page. Christian is very enthusiasic about helping me with my mineral business.
Supported by many people people from the mineral business – miners, dealers and collectors – Margraf Minerals can now offer a great selection of fine minerals. We are keen on providing the mineral world with good mineral specimens at reasonable prices. Margraf Minerals also wants to expand relationships with our customers, that way we found plenty mineral friends in the past. We hope, you will be pleased with our minerals and are very happy about any suggestions. Please feel free to contact us!You all are cordially invited to visit us in this beautiful area in the Bavarian Mount