Rare Minerals

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Chondrite Meteorite (Fell 30th January 1868)
$700
  Pultusk meteorite, Mazowieckie
A thumbnail sized, rounded, irregular Chondrite Meteorite, designated the Pultusk meteorite for where it fell
Ludlamite with Siderite and Quartz
$7,500
 Wheal Jane, England
If any specimen’s description has to begin with a great big massive Wow, then this is it!  A Ludlamite
Liroconite
$800
 Wheal Gorland, England
A granular, large thumbnail matrix of iron-stained milky Quartz is richly coated with intergrown blades of
Connellite with Chalcophyllite
$750
 Wheal Gorland, England
The halide Connellite is a hydrous copper chloro-sulphate and is a rare mineral within Cornwall’s richly
Sylvanite
$6,500
 Cripple Creek, USA
Sylvanite is a rare gold-silver telluride named in 1835 for the region of Romania from where it was first
Wherryite with Diaboleite
$900
 Mammoth-St. Anthony Mine, USA
A superbly-rich miniature of the lead-copper sulphosilicate Wherryite and lead-copper halide Diaboleite from
Pargasite in Marble
$5,500
 Sungate Mine, Vietnam
Pargasite is a rare sodium-calcium-magnesium-aluminium silicate and in this show-stopping large cabinet
Native Iridium-osmium
$3,500
 Urals Region, Russia
A rare old red wax-sealed glass miniature bottle filled with metallic silver-grey grains of Native
Tsumcorite
$2,500
 Tsumeb Mine, Namibia
Tsumcorite is a rare lead arsenate and is named for the Tsumeb Corporation who operated this world famous
Quartz (Japan Law Twin)
$4,000
 Kurasawa mine (Otome mine), Yamanashi
Surely this small cabinet specimen ticks all the boxes with being an excellent example of a Japan Law twin
Stolzite
$1,500
 Broken Hill Proprietary Mine, New South Wales
The lead tungstate, Stolzite, forms a solid solution series with wulfenite, a lead molybdate and is one of the
Henmilite on Olshanskyite
$1,700
 Fuka Mine, Japan
Equant azure to deep inky-blue crystals of the calcium-copper borate Henmilite are scattered over the surface
Calcite var. Cuprian (aka Cuprocalcite)
$6,000
 Tsumeb Mine, Namibia
Cuprian Calcite, also known as Cuprocalcite, is a copper-rich variety of Calcite with a lesser well-known
Azurite with Arsentsumebite
$3,500
 Tsumeb Mine, Namibia
I hesitate to use the word showstopper, but in the case of this miniature Azurite with Arsentsumebite, I feel
$800
 Tsumeb Mine, Oshikoto Region (Otjikoto Region)
Excellent micro-crystals of bladed Tsumcorite are abundantly intergrown atop this thumbnail specimen from the
Phosgenite
$7,500
 Monteponi Mine, Sardinia
The lead-zinc Monteponi mine in the municipality of Iglesias is in the south west of the island of Sardinia,
Amber with included Insect
$200
 Baltic Sea, Europe
Water-worn Amber pebbles containing included insects are always fascinating even if, like me, you know very
Quartz var. Eisenkiesel and Amethyst
$600
 Heißer Stein Mine, Germany
Amethyst from Heißer Stein mine in the Wölsendorf Fluorite Mining District of Germany is very uncommon and the
Liroconite with Clinoclase
$2,500
 Wheal Gorland, England
Liroconite, a hydrated copper aluminium arsenate hydroxide, carries a kudos within Cornish collections that no
Chalcoalumite, Ajoite and Brochantite on Native Copper and Cuprite
$100
 New East Wheal Russell, England
A complexly mineralised miniature displaying Chalcoalumite (hydrous Al-Cu sulphate), Ajoite (hydrated
Boracite
$750
 Boulby Mine, England
Boracite, magnesium borate, occurs sporadically in the Permian potash beds in Boulby mine at Loftus near the
Schneiderhöhnite with Quartz and Tennantite
$2,500
 Tsumeb Mine, Namibia
This small miniature of the very rare iron arsenate Schneiderhöhnite in a matrix of mixed Tennantite and
Fahleite (Mineral GS1)
$500
 Tsumeb Mine, Namibia
The unnamed ‘Mineral GS1’ has long been an enigmatic species from the Tsumeb mine in Namibia, looking more
Wendwilsonite and Roselite on Cobaltoan Calcite
$350
 Aghbar Mine, Morocco
Wendwilsonite, a rare calcium-magnesium-cobalt arsenate occurs as excellent broad bladed crystals to about 5
Native Silver with Sternbergite
$500
 Eliáš Mine, Czech Republic
This miniature, rich in Native Silver and the silver-iron sulphide Sternbergite, is a rare combination of
Dyscrasite on Native Arsenic
$1,200
 Uranium Mine No. 21, Central Bohemia Region
This is a quite remarkable miniature of wonderfully crystallised Dyscrasite on sooty dark grey Native Arsenic
Native Silver pseudomorph after Dyscrasite
$900
  Pribram, Czech Republic
A magnificent ex-matrix large miniature of Native Silver pseudomorphing crystals of Dyscrasite from the
Connellite ps. after Botallackite
$150
 Cligga Head, England
A rare specimen indeed of turquoise blue Connellite pseudomorphing after Botallackite from the beach outcrop
Primary Malachite
$8,500
 Mashamba West Mine, Katanga Copper Crescent
The Mashamba West mine in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is famous for its superb specimens of
Andorite with Zinkenite and Pyrite
$800
 Itos Mine, Oruro Department
This remarkable large cabinet specimen of Andorite with Zinkenite and Pyrite is from Itos mine in the Oruro
Gratonite
$950
 Excelsior Mine, Peru
A superbly crystallised thumbnail of the rare lead-arsenic sulphosalt Gratonite from its type locality at the
Hematite ps. after Magnetite var. Martite
$500
 Payún Matrú volcano, Argentina
This is quite an amazing miniature specimen composed of aligned rows and columns of superbly crystallised
Meteorite (L/LL4 Chondrite)
$1,245
 Bjurbole meteorite, Southern Finland Region
The Bjurböle Meteorite was observed to fall at 21:30 hours on 12th March 1899, exactly 122 years ago today
Whewellite with Smythite inclusions
$900
 -435m level, Thuringia
If you have been looking for a good specimen of the rare, hydrated calcium oxalate Whewellite, then this, I
Stephanite
$450
 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
$850
 Niederschlema, Germany
The mine at Niederschlema in Saxony, Germany lay south-west of Chemnitz and a little north of Germany’s border
Botallackite
$1,500
 Cligga Mine, England
A weathered plate of mottled Cligga Head granite, its top surface richly coated with deep green-teal-blue
Witherite
$150
 A4119 road cutting, Rhondda-Cynon-Taff (Glamorgan)
Occasionally minerals specimens are found in unexpected new locations following engineering work which has
Mendipite
$200
 Torr Works Quarry, England
This small cabinet specimen is a fine example of the rare lead oxyhalide, Mendipite, named for the Mendip
Stephanite
$650
 Freiberg District, Germany
Stephanite is a rare silver-antimony sulphosalt which is named for Archduke Stephan Franz Victor von
Albite var. Pericline
$250
 Pfitsch Pass, Austria
Pericline is a variety of Albite feldspar which occurs as elongated milky-white crystals, extended on their
Vivianite
$1,200
 Blackbird Mine Complex, USA
A rare and strikingly beautiful purple, indigo and violet Vivianite from the famous Blackbird Mine Complex in
Native Iron
$1,200
 Bühl, Germany
Because iron is such a common element in the Earth’s crust, it would be easy to think Native Iron would be
Semseyite
$2,500
 Herja Mine, Romania
Although Semseyite is a lead-antimony sulphide, it is classified as a sulphosalt due to it containing both a
Pucherite
$350
 Schneeberg, Saxony
Pucherite is an extremely rare bismuth vanadate and this richly crystallised specimen is from its type
Dioptase with Wulfenite
$2,500
 Tsumeb Mine, Namibia
Although the lead molybdate Wulfenite is common throughout the Tsumeb orebody, its occurrence with Dioptase in
Gratonite
$2,500
 Rio Tinto Mine, Andalusia
This specimen provides a great opportunity to acquire an exceptionally rare species from a world-famous yet
Cubanite
$1,200
 Henderson No.2 Mine, Canada
An excellent specimen of iridescent pale brassy Cubanite from Henderson No. 2 mine at Chibougamau in Québec,