Rare Minerals

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Dyscrasite
$1,200
 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
$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,
Eulytine
$2,500
 Schneeberg, Saxony
The rare bismuth silicate Eulytine forms orange-brown, often sub-botryoidal crystals with a glossy resinous
Aikinite with Native Gold and Galena
$3,500
 Berezovskii, Russia
Aikinite is an extremely rare lead-copper-bismuth sulphide often associated with precious metals and this
Sylvanite
$1,200
 Cripple Creek, USA
The mere mention of Cripple Creek instantly conjures images of gold, the Wild West, gun-fights and old mining
Krennerite
$1,500
 Cripple Creek, USA
Krennerite is a rare gold-silver telluride which forms acicular and cylindrical crystals of pale metallic
Maucherite
$7,000
 Eisleben, Saxony-Anhalt
Maucherite is an extremely rare nickel arsenide and this magnificent, crystallised miniature is from its type
Mellite
$1,200
 Tatabánya, Hungary
Mellite is one of the rare organic minerals which occur in nature, containing benzine salts and the elements
Microcline var. Hyalophane
$400
 Zagradski Potok Mine, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Hyalophane is the glassy transparent variety of Microcline Feldspar and this beautiful example is from the
Pucherite
$500
 Pucher Shaft, Germany
For the dedicated systematic collector or anyone with an interest in rare and exotic species, Pucherite is a
Köttigite with Gypsum
$500
 Mapimí, Durango
Köttigite is a rare, hydrated zinc arsenate and occurs on this fine miniature as long tabular prismatic
Diaphorite
$3,500
  Pribram, Czech Republic
A well developed intergrown cluster of the rare silver-lead-antimony sulphosalt Diaphorite, measuring to 5 mm
Cavansite
$100
 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
$200
 Baltic Sea, Europe
Amber is a fossil tree resin and sometimes contains fossilised flora and fauna which became caught and
Schneiderhöhnite
$4,000
 Tsumeb Mine, Namibia
Schneiderhöhnite is one of Tsumeb’s extremely rare iron arsenates and forms small black lustrous crystals. It
Zincite
$2,500
 Franklin, New Jersey
The famous Franklin-Ogdensberg mining district exploited one of the world’s most species-rich and diverse
Sperrylite
$6,000
 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
Arsentsumebite
$450
 Tsumeb Mine, Namibia
This Arsentsumebite from Tsumeb mine in Namibia may be more a large micromount than a thumbnail, but it
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