Rare Minerals

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 Lovozero Massif, Russia
From the Lovozero Massif near the centre of the Kola Peninsula, Northern Region, Russia, several euhedral,
 Ojuela Mine, Mexico
Should you ever be unsure just which of Mexico’s many famous mines Ojuela is, it’s the one with the
 Artern, Thuringia
Mellite is an unusual organic compound, an aluminium benzene hexacarboxylate hydrate.  This deep
Elpidite in Albite
 Lovozero Massif, Russia
Acicular bundles of cream-tan Elpidite crystals are distributed within an approximately 3.5 x 3.0 cm vug
 Lovozero Massif, Russia
Superbly developed orthorhombic Lorenzenite crystals to 1.4 cm are exposed across a generally white and light
 Kabwe Mine (Broken Hill Mine), Zambia
Hopeite is a rare hydrated zinc phosphate and is known to form some of the world’s best crystals at Kabwe mine
 Khibiny Massif, Northern Region
Villiaumite is a rare sodium fluoride (NaF) and is one of those minerals always considered amongst collectors
 Uranium Mine No. 21 (Shaft No. 21), Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen)
Dyscrasite is a rare silver antimonide and this is a truly magnificent example of the species. From Uranium
Clausthalite with Siderite
 Eskaborn Adit, Saxony-Anhalt
If this specimen of Clausthalite with Siderite were featuring in one of our occasional ‘Beauty and The Beast’
 Pucher Shaft, Germany
Hundreds of sub-millimetre Pucherite crystals cover the top surface of a heavy grey matrix. This specimen is
 Wessels Mine, South Africa
Kutnohorite is perhaps one of the strangest looking of all minerals, more organic than mineral in structure
 Trebsko, Czech Republic
Micro-crystals of the rare silver-arsenic sulphosalt Xanthoconite form tiny clusters of orange-red to
 Hoff auf mich Mine, Thuringia
A semi-lustrous black druse of micro-crystallised Dufrénite mostly covers dark olive green micro-botryoidal
 Samson Mine, Germany
Argentopyrite is a rare silver-iron sulphur trioxide, a very seldom encountered species. This miniature is a
 San Rocco, Lazio
Labelled Melilite, this superbly crystallised specimen is from San Rocco in the Viterbo Province of Lazio,
 Sacarimb (Nagyag), Romania
Nagyágite is a rare lead-gold-tellurium-antimony sulphosalt often containing other metallic elements and forms
 Wolfsberg, Saxony-Anhalt
Plagionite is an extremely rare lead sulphosalt, the term sulphosalt indicating the presence of sulphur and
 Wheal Unity, Cornwall
Connellite is a rare hydrous copper chloro-sulphate and occurs in several locations around Cornwall. This
Andrewsite (Hentschelite-Rockbridgeite-Chalcosiderite mixture)
 Phoenix United Mine, Cornwall
The classic Cornish mineral Andrewsite is actually a mixture of Rockbridgeite and Hentschelite with minor
Nasonite in Datolite and Goethite
 Torr Works Quarry, England
Nasonite is one of the Holy Grails from the rare oxychloride suite occasionally found in Torr Works quarry at
 Bage Mine, England
Phosgenite from its type locality at Bage mine close to Cromford in Derbyshire, England, is one of those “must
Chalcoalumite, Ajoite, Brochantite on Native Copper and Cuprite
 New East Wheal Russell, England
A complexly mineralised miniature displaying Chalcoalumite (hydrous aluminium-copper sulphate), Ajoite
 A4119 road cutting, Rhondda-Cynon-Taff (Glamorgan)
Occasionally minerals specimens are found in unexpected new locations following engineering work which has
 Strontian, North West Highlands
Despite being one of the rarer zeolites, Harmotome is found as excellent crystal groups from around the
Acanthite with Stephanite
 Johanngeorgenstadt, Germany
Intermixed Acanthite with Stephanite form a rich silver-black metallic crystalline group of part octahedral
 Høydalen (Høydalen Seter), Norway
A single crystal of Gadolinite-(Y) from one of the two Microcline pegmatite quarries at Høydalen in the
 St. Richard Mine (Friedefürst Mine), Saxony
Helvine, a rare beryllium manganese silicate, forms sharp buttery lemon yellow tetrahedral crystals richly
 Shaft 371, Germany
Allargentum is a natural alloy of silver and antimony. This impressive small cabinet specimen is from Shaft
 Sainte-Lucie Mine, Occitanie
Although Stolzite is a relatively rare mineral it is well known from several famous localities worldwide.
 Săcărâmb (Nagyág), Hunedoara County
Sylvanite is a rare silver gold telluride and is one of the almost eighty species from the polymetallic
 Săcărâmb, Hunedoara
The rare lead-gold-tellurium sulphosalt Nagyagite is one of the iconic mineral species from its type locality
 Săcărâmb, Hunedoara
The Săcărâmb district in western mid-central Romania is this country’s only known deposit of tellurium and
Meteorite Chondrite
 Transylvania, Romania.
This interesting block of Chondrite Meteorite is from the historic region of Transylvania in Romania and
 Wolfsberg, Saxony-Anhalt
A rich, small miniature of the rare lead sulphosalt Plagionite forming blocky, silvery steel grey metallic
 Tilkerode (Abberode), Saxony-Anhalt
This small cabinet specimen displays micro-crystals of the rare lead selenide (PbSe) Clausthalite distributed
 Wheal Gorland, England
A fine small miniature of turquoise green Chalcophyllite crystals lining two vugs in a grey and tan,
Azurite on Smithsonite
 Pikedaw-Grizedales Veins, North Yorkshire
A very rare specimen of Azurite from the Pikedaw-Grizedales Veins near Craven in North Yorkshire, England.
 Torr Works Quarry, England
A good representative specimen of the rare lead oxychloride Mendipite from Torr Works quarry at Cranmore,
Galena with Slickenside
 Grassington, UK
A small cabinet size slab of Calcite, Fluorite and Galena veinstone with one side featuring a solid face of
 Kipawa alkaline complex, Canada
This cleaved long block of the rare silicate Agrellite is from its type locality in the Kipawa alkaline
 Carrock Mine, England
Joséite is a rare bismuth-tellurium sulphide which occurred in the mineralised veins worked in Carrock
Covellite with Colusite, Bornite and Quartz
 Butte, USA
Colusite is a rare copper vanadium arsenic sulphide which occurs on this large miniature as tiny golden-bronze
 Vilyui River Basin, Russia
A superb and seldom encountered specimen of the complex silicate Wiluite from one of its two co-type
Topaz on Orthoclase Feldspar
 Murzinka Mine, Urals Region
A rare and stunning specimen of pale blue Topaz crystals on a terminated Orthoclase crystal from the Murzinka
Argentopyrite and Pyrargyrite
 Pöhla-Tellerhäuser Mine, Saxony
An interesting miniature of crystallised Argentopyrite and Pyrargyrite from the Pöhla-Tellerhäuser mine in the
 Emilie Mine (Bülten-Adenstedt Mine), Germany
Groutite is a rare manganese hydroxide that is known to form excellent crystallised specimens at the Emilie
 Neu Karolinen, Germany
Berzelianite is a rare copper selenide which typically occurs as semi-lustrous, black metallic masses within
Clausthalite with Calcite
 Zorge, Germany
Clausthalite is a rare lead selenide (PbSe) and on this small cabinet specimen forms granular metallic patches