Rare Minerals

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 Wenzel Mine, Baden-Württemberg
The first thing you notice when lifting this rich specimen of Dyscrasite is its high density, as its weight
Whewellite with Smythite inclusions
 -435m level, Thuringia
If you have been looking for a good specimen of the rare, hydrated calcium oxalate Whewellite, then this, I
 Niederschlema, Germany
This thumbnail specimen of the silver antimony sulphosalt Stephanite, is a great example of this rare mineral
Proustite with Stephanite, Argentopyrite and Arsenopyrite
 Niederschlema, Germany
The mine at Niederschlema in Saxony, Germany lay south-west of Chemnitz and a little north of Germany’s border
 Cligga Mine, England
A weathered plate of mottled Cligga Head granite, its top surface richly coated with deep green-teal-blue
 A4119 road cutting, Rhondda-Cynon-Taff (Glamorgan)
Occasionally minerals specimens are found in unexpected new locations following engineering work which has
 Torr Works Quarry, England
This small cabinet specimen is a fine example of the rare lead oxyhalide, Mendipite, named for the Mendip
 Freiberg District, Germany
Stephanite is a rare silver-antimony sulphosalt which is named for Archduke Stephan Franz Victor von
Albite var. Pericline
 Pfitsch Pass, Austria
Pericline is a variety of Albite feldspar which occurs as elongated milky-white crystals, extended on their
 Blackbird Mine Complex, USA
A rare and strikingly beautiful purple, indigo and violet Vivianite from the famous Blackbird Mine Complex in
Native Iron
 Bühl, Germany
Because iron is such a common element in the Earth’s crust, it would be easy to think Native Iron would be
 Herja Mine, Romania
Although Semseyite is a lead-antimony sulphide, it is classified as a sulphosalt due to it containing both a
 Schneeberg, Saxony
Pucherite is an extremely rare bismuth vanadate and this richly crystallised specimen is from its type
Dioptase with Wulfenite
 Tsumeb Mine, Namibia
Although the lead molybdate Wulfenite is common throughout the Tsumeb orebody, its occurrence with Dioptase in
 Rio Tinto Mine, Andalusia
This specimen provides a great opportunity to acquire an exceptionally rare species from a world-famous yet
 Henderson No.2 Mine, Canada
An excellent specimen of iridescent pale brassy Cubanite from Henderson No. 2 mine at Chibougamau in Québec,
 Schneeberg, Saxony
The rare bismuth silicate Eulytine forms orange-brown, often sub-botryoidal crystals with a glossy resinous
Aikinite with Native Gold and Galena
 Berezovskii, Russia
Aikinite is an extremely rare lead-copper-bismuth sulphide often associated with precious metals and this
 Cripple Creek, USA
The mere mention of Cripple Creek instantly conjures images of gold, the Wild West, gun-fights and old mining
 Cripple Creek, USA
Krennerite is a rare gold-silver telluride which forms acicular and cylindrical crystals of pale metallic
 Eisleben, Saxony-Anhalt
Maucherite is an extremely rare nickel arsenide and this magnificent, crystallised miniature is from its type
 Tatabánya, Hungary
Mellite is one of the rare organic minerals which occur in nature, containing benzine salts and the elements
Microcline var. Hyalophane
 Zagradski Potok Mine, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Hyalophane is the glassy transparent variety of Microcline Feldspar and this beautiful example is from the
 Pucher Shaft, Germany
For the dedicated systematic collector or anyone with an interest in rare and exotic species, Pucherite is a
Köttigite with Gypsum
 Mapimí, Durango
Köttigite is a rare, hydrated zinc arsenate and occurs on this fine miniature as long tabular prismatic
  Pribram, Czech Republic
A well developed intergrown cluster of the rare silver-lead-antimony sulphosalt Diaphorite, measuring to 5 mm
 Wagholi Quarries, Maharashtra
A beautiful and cute rosette of the rare calcium-vanadium silicate Cavansite measuring 1.5 x 1.0 x 0.5 cm,
Amber with Insect
 Baltic Sea, Europe
Amber is a fossil tree resin and sometimes contains fossilised flora and fauna which became caught and
 Tsumeb Mine, Namibia
Schneiderhöhnite is one of Tsumeb’s extremely rare iron arsenates and forms small black lustrous crystals. It
 Franklin, New Jersey
The famous Franklin-Ogdensberg mining district exploited one of the world’s most species-rich and diverse
 Talnakh Cu-Ni Deposit, Eastern-Siberian Region
Sperrylite is a platinum arsenide and this good-sized miniature is from the Talnakh Cu-Ni Deposit in the
 Tsumeb Mine, Namibia
This Arsentsumebite from Tsumeb mine in Namibia may be more a large micromount than a thumbnail, but it
Bournonite with Freibergite
 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
 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
 Filon Rico, Castile-La Mancha
Freieslebenite is a rare silver-lead-antimony sulphosalt and in this superb specimen forms as
 Himmelfahrt Mine, Germany
This is a world-class miniature of the rare silver-antimony sulphosalt Stephanite, displaying magnificent
 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
 San Genaro Mine, Peru
This wonderful specimen of the rare silver-antimony sulphosalt Miargyrite is from the San Genaro mine in
 Fata Baii, Romania
The exceptionally rare orthorhombic, gold-silver telluride Krennerite is typically seen in specimens as dull
 Shengus, Gilgit-Baltistan
Väyrynenite is an exceedingly rare manganese-beryllium phosphate and this 3.9 cm tall, perfectly terminated
Hessite on Quartz
 Botes, Romania
This quite remarkable specimen is an extremely rare example of superbly crystallised Hessite over a druse of
 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
 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
 North Mine, Australia
Hedenbergite is one of those species rarely encountered in collections from the Broken Hill Mining District in
Hessite with Quartz
 Botești, Alba Co.
Hessite is a rare silver telluride and this beautifully crystallised specimen, interlaced with small and
Meteorite Chondrite
 Transylvania, Romania.
This interesting block of Chondrite Meteorite is from the historic region of Transylvania in Romania and
Dyscrasite with Native Arsenic
 Uranium Mine No. 21, Central Bohemia Region
The silver antimonide Dyscrasite forms magnificent and showy skeletal crystals to 4 cm long over a naturally
 St Pons, Barcelonette
A matrix of chocolate coloured Siderite crystals to 1.2 cm hosts a rich nest of inter-woven metallic-grey