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Native Iron
 Bühl, Germany
Despite the abundance of iron in the Earth’s crust, Native Iron is exceedingly rare.  Such deposits are
Azurite with Malachite
 Chessy-les-Mines, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
One of France’s most classic mineralogical sites is that at Chessy-les-Mines in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
 Camborne, England
This well crystallised Cassiterite comes with no specific mine name but is from the Camborne mining district
 Albano Lake crater, Italy
This small miniature/large thumbnail of the sodium-calcium-aluminium silicate-sulphate is from the Albano Lake
Phosgenite on Galena
 Monteponi Mine, Italy
The lead chloro-carbonate, Phosgenite, is a firm favourite among mineral collectors and the Monteponi mine,
 Eugui, Spain
Spain is renowned for its magnificent Dolomite crystals and the area around Eugui, southeast of San Sebastian,
Calcite with Pyrite
  Pribram, Czech Republic
An aesthetic and mineralogically fascinating small miniature Calcite with Pyrite from the Příbram Mining
Quartz var. Smoky Quartz
 Göscheneralp, Uri
Beautifully crystallised Quartz is a Swiss classic and occurs in Alpine fissures throughout its mountainous
Titanite with Rutile, Actinolite and K Feldspar var. Adularia
 Teufelsmühle, Salzburg
The mindat page shows an excellent photo by Günter Grundmann of the Teufelsmühle and to put it mildly, it
Whewellite on Calcite
 Burgk, Germany
Whewellite is an oxalate and is considered a mineral having organic/biological origins.  This fine
 Monte Somma, Campania
Monte Somma lies within the western bounds of the Somma-Vesuvius Complex, just east of Naples (Napoli) in
 Falun Mine, Sweden
The extremely rare mineral Paraguanajuatite is a bismuth selenide and I don’t ever recall handling one
 Rio Marina, Italy
Ilvaite is a calcium-iron silicate and this superb crystal is from its type locality at Rio Marina on the Isle
Calcite with Quartz
 Juchem Quarry, Germany
This charming and cutely aesthetic miniature Calcite perched on top of Quartz crystals is from Juchem quarry,
 Vojtěch Mine, Bohemia
A 7 mm long crystal of Diaphorite, a rare silver-lead-antimony sulphosalt, sits flat in a Quartz crystal-lined
Calcite with Quartz and Dolomite
 Příbram District, Czech Republic
Příbram has produced a myriad of wonderful Calcite habits and varieties over the centuries and this beautiful
Pyrite on Quartz
 Příbram District, Czech Republic
This highly attractive old specimen of botryoidal Pyrite is from the silver mining district of Příbram in the
  Pribram, Czech Republic
A terminated, highly lustrous, 5 x 3 x 3 mm Proustite crystal nestles in a shallow vug within a white Calcite
Siderite with Calcite
  Pribram, Czech Republic
Razor-sharp, rhombohedral Siderite crystals form a slightly domed cluster with small colourless to pale
 Siegen, North Rhine-Westphalia
Iron-stained crystals of Cerussite are scattered across a rusty, chocolate-brown surface coating a dark grey
Elbaite var. Indicolite (Tourmaline)
 Santa Rosa Mine, Brazil
This ex. matrix Elbaite Tourmaline of the blue variety Indicolite is a stunning gem quality crystal of superb
Ludlamite on Pyrite
 Huanuni mine, Bolivia
Most collectors are more than familiar with the iron phosphate Ludlamite, but to have crystals set on a matrix
Cassiterite with Sphalerite and Quartz
 Viloco Mine, Bolivia
This intriguing miniature Cassiterite with Sphalerite and Quartz is from the Viloco mine, a mine set in the
Hübnerite with Quartz
 Mundo Nuevo, Peru
The manganese-tungsten oxide Hübnerite forms high quality crystals in the tungsten deposits close to the town
 Viboras Mine, Potosí Department
The Viboras mine, which still works a silver deposit at Machacamarca in the Potosí Department of Bolivia, is
Uvite Tourmaline on Quartz
 Brumado, Brazil
Uvite is a member of the Tourmaline Group and on this cabinet specimen forms three excellent green crystals
 Huanuni mine, Bolivia
Highly lustrous, metallic jet-black crystals of Cassiterite measuring to 1.5 cm form a miniature domed mass
 N'Chwaning Mines, South Africa
A thumbnail specimen of bubbly dark strawberry red to pumpkin orange Rhodochrosite envelopes a mainly hidden
Dioptase on Calcite
 Tsumeb Mine, Namibia
This excellent example of bright emerald green Dioptase crystals on white Calcite is from the world famous
 Estatoby (Antanetinilapa), Madagascar
The rare tourmaline species Fluor-liddicoatite is the fluorine analogue of Liddicoatite and this magnificent
 Bou Azzer, Morocco
At just under 7 cm maximum length, this amazingly rich specimen of crystalline Erythrite just falls within the
 Tsumeb Mine, Namibia
A great small cabinet specimen of lemon-yellow Mimetite crystals up to 1 cm long, individually, yet richly,
Talmessite var. Cobaltian
 Aghbar Mine, Morocco
Moroccan minerals are a favourite amongst collectors because of their diversity of species, vibrant colours
 Postmasburg Manganese Field, South Africa
A superbly rich, small cabinet specimen of the rare mica silicate Ephesite from the Postmasburg Manganese
Zirkelite with Phlogopite, Fluorapatite and Diopside
 Palabora Mine, South Africa
Although the Palabora mine in Limpopo Province, South Africa, is one of Africa’s most famous mines, few
Very lustrous, jet-black striated crystals of Arfvedsonite measuring to 3.5 cm sit between contrasting
Malachite on Chrysocolla
 L'Etoile Du Congo Mine, DR Congo (Zaire)
A classic Katanga Copper Crescent Malachite on Chrysocolla from the L'Etoile du Congo Mine in the Democratic
 Charcas, San Luis Potosí
Danburite, a calcium boron silicate, forms crystals of world-class quality at Charcas in the Mexican state of
Siegenite with Chalcopyrite, Galena and Dolomite
 Sweetwater Mine, USA
Although the Sweetwater mine at Ellington in Missouri, USA, is a lead-zinc producer, it is perhaps most
Azurite with Malachite
 Copper Queen Mine, USA
The Copper Queen mine at Bisbee in Arizona, USA requires no introduction.  The massive copper deposit was
 Rapid Creek, Yukon
Augelite is an aluminium phosphate and this beautifully crystallised large miniature is from the world-famous
 Gibson Road East occurrence, Canada
Fluoro-richterite is a rare sodium-calcium amphibole containing magnesium and fluorine and this magnificent
Quartz var. Amethyst
 Thunder Bay District, Canada
This beautiful small cabinet specimen of Hematite-included Amethyst Quartz is recorded as from Thunder Bay in
 Santa Eulalia District, Chihuahua
It is interesting to note that of the 185 valid minerals listed in mindat from the Santa Eulalia District, in
Sabinaite with Siderite, Analcime and Aegirine
 Mont Saint-Hilaire, Québec
A small and fine cabinet specimen of Sabinaite with Siderite, Analcime and Aegirine on a matrix of snow-white
Amphibole var. Uralite (Actinolite ps. after Diopside)
 Calumet Mine, Colorado
Uralite, named for the Urals Region of Russia, is the name given to pseudomorphs of the Amphibole Group and
 Baixão da Laje mine, Rio Grande do Norte
The rare mineral Tapiolite is a tantalum niobate with the presence of iron and manganese.  Two distinct
Tellurobismuthite with Native Gold
 Red Lake area, Canada
Golden silver metallic Tellurobismuthite forms a rich patchwork over the top face of a dark grey Quartz