Rare Minerals

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Native Iron
$650
 Bühl, Germany
Despite the abundance of iron in the Earth’s crust, Native Iron is exceedingly rare.  Such deposits are
Paraguanajuatite
$500
 Falun Mine, Sweden
The extremely rare mineral Paraguanajuatite is a bismuth selenide and I don’t ever recall handling one
Ilvaite
$2,500
 Rio Marina, Italy
Ilvaite is a calcium-iron silicate and this superb crystal is from its type locality at Rio Marina on the Isle
Diaphorite
$4,000
 Vojtěch Mine, Bohemia
A 7 mm long crystal of Diaphorite, a rare silver-lead-antimony sulphosalt, sits flat in a Quartz crystal-lined
Ludlamite on Pyrite
$4,500
 Huanuni mine, Bolivia
Most collectors are more than familiar with the iron phosphate Ludlamite, but to have crystals set on a matrix
Fluor-liddicoatite
$4,500
 Estatoby (Antanetinilapa), Madagascar
The rare tourmaline species Fluor-liddicoatite is the fluorine analogue of Liddicoatite and this magnificent
Talmessite var. Cobaltian
$2,500
 Aghbar Mine, Morocco
Moroccan minerals are a favourite amongst collectors because of their diversity of species, vibrant colours
Ephesite
$2,000
 Postmasburg Manganese Field, South Africa
A superbly rich, small cabinet specimen of the rare mica silicate Ephesite from the Postmasburg Manganese
Augelite
$2,000
 Rapid Creek, Yukon
Augelite is an aluminium phosphate and this beautifully crystallised large miniature is from the world-famous
Sabinaite with Siderite, Analcime and Aegirine
$450
 Mont Saint-Hilaire, Québec
A small and fine cabinet specimen of Sabinaite with Siderite, Analcime and Aegirine on a matrix of snow-white
Tapiolite
$750
 Baixão da Laje mine, Rio Grande do Norte
The rare mineral Tapiolite is a tantalum niobate with the presence of iron and manganese.  Two distinct
Tellurobismuthite with Native Gold
$2,000
 Red Lake area, Canada
Golden silver metallic Tellurobismuthite forms a rich patchwork over the top face of a dark grey Quartz
Inyoite with Meyerhofferite
$900
 Nacimiento Sijes, Argentina
The two species Inyoite and Meyerhofferite very rarely appear in the collections we buy, making this quite a
Nifontovite
$1,250
 Charcas, San Luis Potosí
This excellent crystallised miniature is a fine example of the extremely rare borate, Nifontovite, from
Microcline on Fluoro-richterite
$2,000
 Gibson Road East occurrence, Canada
Fluoro-richterite is a rare sodium-calcium amphibole containing magnesium and fluorine and is found at what is
Lemoynite
$450
 Mont Saint-Hilaire, Québec
This well crystallised large miniature Lemoynite is from one of the world’s most iconic mineral localities,
Phenakite
$1,750
 Tangen Feldspar Mine, Norway
The Tangen Feldspar mine is situated on the southern Norwegian coast at Kragerø in Vestfold og Telemark. 
Rammelsbergite with Erythrite and Stephanite
$3,500
 Medenec (Kupferberg), Bohemia
An interesting combination of Rammelsbergite with Erythrite and Stephanite from Medenec in the Krušné Hory
Parkinsonite in Mendipite
$500
 Torr Works Quarry, England
A small miniature containing the extremely rare mineral Parkinsonite in a matrix of Mendipite from its type
Andrewsite (a mixture of Hentschelite-Rockbridgeite-Chalcosiderite)
$600
 Wheal Phoenix, England
A rare and highly sought miniature specimen of Andrewsite from Phoenix United mine at Minions close to
Zincite
$2,500
 Franklin, New Jersey
The famous Franklin-Ogdensburg mining district exploited one of the world’s most species diverse orebodies,
Jadeite (Emerald Jade)
$5,000
 Uru Fluss, Myanmar (Burma)
Of the two types of Jade, Nephrite and Jadeite, Jadeite is by far the most precious and sought-after species.
Gormanite with Siderite
$2,500
 Big Fish River, Canada
Do you remember when the Mineralogical Record’s special issue on Yukon Phosphates first came out? 
Native Bismuth with Safflorite
$100
 Mackenheim, Germany
Metallic silver micro-crystals of the cobalt iron arsenide Safflorite richly coat arborescent mounds of Native
Native Iron
$950
 Bühl, Hesse
Although iron is one of the most prolific elements in the Earth’s crust, Native iron is remarkably rare. 
Woodhouseite
$400
 Champion Mine, California
Woodhouseite is a rare calcium-aluminium phosphate whose type locality is the Champion mine at White Mountain
Estherville Mesosiderite Meteorite (Stony-Iron)
$1,800
 Estherville, USA
A rare small miniature Stony-Iron Meteorite from the observed fall on 10th May 1879, near to the town of
Volborthite with Brochantite
$4,750
 Milpillas Mine, Mexico
Excellent platy crystal rosettes of dark olive green Volborthite forms a very rare combination with acicular
Kröhnkite
$1,750
 Chuquicamata District, Antofagasta Region
Kröhnkite is a rare copper sulphate, a species which is very seldom seen for sale or in collections. 
Phenakite
$1,500
 Rio Piracicaba, Brazil
Phenakite is a beryllium nesosilicate sometimes associated with pegmatites and this fine small miniature is
Tantalite-(Mn)
$850
 Nazareno, Brazil
An excellent orthorhombic crystal of Tantalite-(Mn) from the São João del Rei pegmatite province of Nazareno
CARROLLITE
$4,500
 Kambove District, Katanga (Shaba)
Equant, mirror-bright, metallic silver crystals of the copper-cobalt sulphide Carrollite are scattered over a
Szaibélyite on Volkovskite
$1,200
 Panel 848, North Yorkshire
Something quite different from the British Isles, an amazing, large cabinet specimen of the rare borates
Nickelskutterudite with Siderite and Dolomite
$850
 Schlema-Hartenstein District, Germany
Excellent silver lead-grey dodecahedral crystals of the nickel-cobalt arsenide Nickelskutterudite richly cover
Apophyllite with Inesite
$4,500
 New Broken Hill Consolidated Mine, New South Wales
Inesite is a hydrous calcium manganese silicate which at the Broken Hill mines in New south Wales, Australia,
Chondrodite
$900
 Tilly Foster Mine, USA
The Tilly Foster Iron mine at Brewster in Putnam County, New York, USA, worked a large iron ore deposit and
Paralaurionite with Diaboleite and Leadhillite
$5,000
 Collins vein, Arizona
A fantastic large miniature/small cabinet specimen of almost solid crystalline Paralaurionite and Diaboleite
Biehlite
$3,000
 Tsumeb Mine, Namibia
Serious Tsumeb collectors and those interested in type localities, this is an important and amazing specimen!
Tetradymite
$5,000
 Zupkov, Slovakia
A rare specimen of Tetradymite from the type locality at Župkov in the Banská Bystrica Region of Slovakia.
Witherite
$1,500
 Nentsberry Haggs Mine, England
Witherite, a relatively rare barium carbonate, crystallises in the orthorhombic system and forms
Boracite
$750
 Boulby Mine, England
Boracite, magnesium borate, occurs sporadically in the Permian potash beds in Boulby mine at Loftus near the
Leadhillite
$6,000
 Leadhills, Scotland
Substantial platy crystals of the rare lead sulphate carbonate Leadhillite are beautifully displayed across
Hematite ps. after Magnetite var. Martite
$600
 Payún volcano, Mendoza Province
A stunning and classic pseudomorph of Hematite after Magnetite from the Payún volcano in Mendoza Province,
Sylvanite
$1,200
 Săcărâmb, Hunedoara
I can only say whoever cracked open this specimen must have had a wonderful surprise! The back of this thin
Fluor-Buergerite
$1,250
 Mexquitic, San Luis Potosí
Fluor-Buergerite, formerly known as Buergerite, is a rare member of the Tourmaline Group and this first class
Tapiolite
$850
 Baixão da Laje mine, Rio Grande do Norte
An extremely rare example of crystallised Tapiolite from the Baixão da Laje mine in Grande do Norte, Brazil.
Olivenite with Gartrellite
$1,400
 Tsumeb Mine, Namibia
An eye-catching and fabulous small miniature Olivenite with Gartrellite from the Tsumeb mine in the Otjikoto
Schaurteite
$3,500
 Tsumeb Mine, Oshikoto Region (Otjikoto Region)
Schaurteite, a calcium-germanium sulphate, is a very rare species from its type locality at Tsumeb and