KRISTALLE was established in 1971 by Wayne and Dona Leicht in Laguna Beach, California, and has gained a worldwide reputation for its offerings of fine quality classic minerals and gold specimens for sale. Gold specimens from California are what brought KRISTALLE to the attention of the world and no other dealer in the history of collecting has offered the numbers or quality of specimens that are obtainable at KRISTALLE.

KRISTALLE customers include fascinated beginners to prominent private collectors, to the museums of the world, and we are proud to cater to all levels of collecting. Museum customers have included the National Museum of Natural History (Smithsonian); the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles; the American Museum of Natural History; the British Natural History Museum; The Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle and the Sorbonne in Paris, France; the Royal Ontario Museum of Canada, the MIM Museum in Lebanon and many other museums in Japan, Germany, Spain and around the United States. We are also pleased to have been involved in many exhibitions at these museums including the San Diego Natural History Museum, and the Mineralogical Museum of University of Bonn, Germany,the French National Museum, the Perot Museum, Bowers Museum and at mineral shows around the world.

Wayne and Dona Leicht have handled thousands of crystallized native gold specimens. Kristalle has a range of collector gold specimens and minerals available for sale. You can find most of our inventory at mineral shows (see our mineral show schedule). Select items are also available on Or visit us in store – contact us to make an appointment since we are often on the road! Looking for a specimen with a specific locality, size, price? Email us at and we can take a look through our inventory.

How to visit us

Located in a landmark cottage in Laguna Beach (half way between Los Angeles and San Diego), KRISTALLE is considered one of the finest natural history galleries in the United States. The quaint cottage creates a comfortable surrounding in which visitors can spend time browsing through thousands of specimens with a vast range of prices. The beginning collector or the most sophisticated advanced collector will be welcomed with the same friendly and honest service.

The Kristalle gallery is open to public Wednesday thru Saturday 10:00 am to 4:30 pm and Sunday noon to 4:30 pm. It is closed on Monday and Tuesday but appointments are welcome. It is best to call ahead to make certain we are there, just in case we are at a show, on the road, or at the post office.

You may also meet us at the KRISTALLE booth at major mineral shows around the world. See our Mineral Show Schedule page for the list of shows we are attending.


Phone: 949-494-7695

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