Rare Minerals

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Bournonite with Freibergite
$2,000
 Viboras Mine, Potosí Department
This is a spectacular open group of superb Bournonite crystals displaying an excellent cogwheel habit, all
Tyrrellite with Umangite and Klockmannite
$150
 Eagle Claims U-Cu-Se occurrence, Saskatchewan
For the species collector this large thumbnail contains three rare selenide mineral species from the Eagle
Freieslebenite, Siderite and Quartz
$10,000
 Filon Rico, Castile-La Mancha
Freieslebenite is a rare silver-lead-antimony sulphosalt and in this superb specimen forms as
Stephanite
$15,000
 Himmelfahrt Mine, Germany
This is a world-class miniature of the rare silver-antimony sulphosalt Stephanite, displaying magnificent
Ettringite
$7,500
 N'Chwaning Mines, South Africa
Ettringite is a rare calcium-aluminium sulphate and is one of the iconic minerals from the N'Chwaning Mines in
Miargyrite
$12,500
 San Genaro Mine, Peru
This wonderful specimen of the rare silver-antimony sulphosalt Miargyrite is from the San Genaro mine in
Krennerite
$12,500
 Fata Baii, Romania
The exceptionally rare orthorhombic, gold-silver telluride Krennerite is typically seen in specimens as dull
Väyrynenite
$5,500
 Shengus, Gilgit-Baltistan
Väyrynenite is an exceedingly rare manganese-beryllium phosphate and this 3.9 cm tall, perfectly terminated
Hessite on Quartz
$15,000
 Botes, Romania
This quite remarkable specimen is an extremely rare example of superbly crystallised Hessite over a druse of
Moschellandsbergite
$20,000
 Landsberg (Moschellandsberg), Rhineland-Palatinate
It comes hard for me to say, that for such a magnificent specimen of an extremely rare mineral, it does not
Sturmanite
$20,000
 N'Chwaning Mine, Northern Cape Province
The N'Chwaning mines at Kuruman, in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa have many iconic minerals, one
Hedenbergite
$3,500
 North Mine, Australia
Hedenbergite is one of those species rarely encountered in collections from the Broken Hill Mining District in
Hessite with Quartz
$8,000
 Botești, Alba Co.
Hessite is a rare silver telluride and this beautifully crystallised specimen, interlaced with small and
Meteorite Chondrite
$2,500
 Transylvania, Romania.
This interesting block of Chondrite Meteorite is from the historic region of Transylvania in Romania and
Dyscrasite with Native Arsenic
$3,000
 Uranium Mine No. 21, Central Bohemia Region
The silver antimonide Dyscrasite forms magnificent and showy skeletal crystals to 4 cm long over a naturally
Dadsonite
$750
 St Pons, Barcelonette
A matrix of chocolate coloured Siderite crystals to 1.2 cm hosts a rich nest of inter-woven metallic-grey
Bustamite
$600
 North Mine, New South Wales
Bustamite is a calcium manganese inosilicate and famously occurs as superb rose to candy-pink crystals within
Hydroxylherderite
$950
 Barra De Salinas, Brazil
A terrific creamy-white crystal of the relatively rare phosphate Hydroxylherderite, from the granite
Ludlamite
$6,000
 Huanuni mine, Bolivia
The Huanuni mine in Dalence Province, Bolivia is one of the world’s richest tin deposits and the veins and
Calcite var. Cobaltoan with Kolwezite
$750
 Mashamba West Mine, Katanga Copper Crescent
Translucent to gemmy, bright flamingo-pink scalenohedral crystals of Cobaltoan Calcite are richly intergrown
$800
 Tsumeb Mine, Oshikoto Region (Otjikoto Region)
Excellent micro-crystals of bladed Tsumcorite are abundantly intergrown atop this specimen from the Tsumeb
Cotham Marble (Stromatolite, Triassic, Rhaetian Stage)
$2,500
 Somerset, England
Unlike anything we usually showcase, this museum-size specimen is a sawn and polished slab of Cotham Marble, a
Szaibélyite on Volkovskite
$1,200
 Panel 848, North Yorkshire
Something quite different from the British Isles, an amazing, good-sized cabinet specimen of the rare borates
Calcite (twinned crystal)
$1,500
 Gillfoot Mine, England
Fabulous twinned Calcites from the West Cumbrian iron mines need little introduction as they are recognised
Botallackite
$1,800
 Cligga Mine, England
Botallackite is a rare copper oxychloride and forms where there is interaction between seawater and copper
Polybasite
$2,000
 Himmelsfürst Mine, Germany
The silver-copper sulphosalt Polybasite is always an attractive mineral when well crystallised, making it
Zinkenite with Chalcostibite and Siderite
$9,500
 Saint-Pons area, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
This quite magnificent small cabinet specimen of Zinkenite with Chalcostibite and Siderite is from a rarely
Mellite
$950
 Csordakúti Mine, Fejér Co.
Here at Crystal Classics, despite all the wonderful old collections we acquire, the rare and unusual mineral
Strengite
$350
 Kiirunavaara Mine, Norrbotten County
A great location piece of the rare iron phosphate Strengite, from the gigantic Kiirunavaara mine in the town
Suredaite
$200
 Oploca Mine, Jujuy
A rare specimen of the lead-tin sulphide Suredaite from the Oploca mine in the Pirquitas Ag-Sn Deposit, Jujuy
Andorite
$700
 San José Mine, Oruro Department
Andorite is a relatively rare lead-silver-antimony sulphosalt which characteristically forms foliated masses
Väyrynenite
$3,500
 Shengus, Gilgit-Baltistan
Väyrynenite is a vary rare manganese-beryllium phosphate and this fine specimen is from the complex granitic
Djurleite
$850
 Dzhezkazgan Mining District, Kazakhstan
Djurleite is a copper sulphide, forming thick tabular crystals with deeply striated prism faces, similar to
Betekhtinite
$800
 Dzhezkazgan Mining District, Kazakhstan
Betekhtinite is a rare copper-iron-lead sulphide.  This excellent ex-matrix, large thumbnail, is a mass
Chalcosiderite
$2,500
 Wheal Phoenix, England
Rich druses of dark emerald-green crystals of Chalcosiderite are one of the signature minerals of the famous
Witherite
$1,500
 Nentsberry Haggs Mine, England
Witherite, a relatively rare barium carbonate, crystallises in the orthorhombic system and forms
Hydroxylapatite with Albite
$1,200
 Oksoyekollen, Norway
An outstanding single crystal of the rare phosphate Hydroxylapatite is perched on the matrix of massive
Alstonite
$100
 Brownley Hill Mine, England
Alstonite is a rare barium-calcium carbonate which forms in low-temperature hydrothermal veins.  This
Xanthoconite with Proustite
$750
 Himmelfahrt Mine, Germany
Probably more than fifty deep cherry-red Xanthoconite crystals are scattered across the 6 x 3 cm surface of a
Stephanite and Proustite
$450
 Schlema-Hartenstein District, Germany
A fine, good-size thumbnail, richly displaying two classic silver sulphosalts, Stephanite and Proustite, from
Stephanite
$5,000
 Churprinz Friedrich August Erbstolln Mine (Churprinz Mine; Kurprinz Mine), Saxony
Lustrous flattened orthorhombic crystals of the rare sulphosalt Stephanite form flying saucer-shaped hexagonal
Pyrargyrite and Stephanite with Argentopyrite
$9,500
 Freiberg, Germany
This museum grade miniature displays magnificent crystals of Pyrargyrite, a silver-antimony sulphosalt, from
Siegenite
$4,000
 Victoria mine, North Rhine-Westphalia
Siegenite is a rare cobalt nickel sulphide and beautifully crystallised specimens such as this are remarkably
Eulytine
$1,750
 Sauschwart Mine, Saxony
Eulytine is a rare bismuth silicate which, in this specimen, forms 1 to 2 mm, highly lustrous gemmy crystals
Djurleite on Quartz
$2,000
 Dzhezkazgan Mining District, Kazakhstan
Djurleite, a relatively rare copper sulphide, forms magnificent black straited crystals on a matrix of bright
Topaz on Orthoclase
$8,500
 Murzinka Mine, Urals Region
A rare and stunning specimen of pale blue Topaz crystals on a terminated Orthoclase crystal from the Murzinka
Leiteite with Ludlockite
$3,000
 Tsumeb Mine, Namibia
A gorgeous large thumbnail of the rare zinc arsenate Leiteite which forms glassy striated lustrous sheets over
Beaverite with Zincolivenite
$400
 Tsumeb Mine, Namibia
Beaverite, or more precisely, Beaverite-(Cu), is a very rare lead-iron-copper sulphate known to occur at