Rare Minerals

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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
 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
 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
 North Mine, New South Wales
Bustamite is a calcium manganese inosilicate and famously occurs as superb rose to candy-pink crystals within
 Barra De Salinas, Brazil
A terrific creamy-white crystal of the relatively rare phosphate Hydroxylherderite, from the granite
 Huanuni mine, Bolivia
The Huanuni mine in Dalence Province, Bolivia is one of the world’s richest tin deposits and the veins and
Cotham Marble (Stromatolite, Triassic, Rhaetian Stage)
 Somerset, England
Unlike anything we usually showcase, this museum-size specimen is a sawn and polished slab of Cotham Marble, a
Szaibélyite on Volkovskite
 Panel 848, North Yorkshire
Something quite different from the British Isles, an amazing, good-sized cabinet specimen of the rare borates
Calcite (twinned crystal)
 Gillfoot Mine, England
Fabulous twinned Calcites from the West Cumbrian iron mines need little introduction as they are recognised
 Cligga Mine, England
Botallackite is a rare copper oxychloride and forms where there is interaction between seawater and copper
 Himmelsfürst Mine, Germany
The silver-copper sulphosalt Polybasite is always an attractive mineral when well crystallised, making it
Zinkenite with Chalcostibite and Siderite
 Saint-Pons area, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
This quite magnificent small cabinet specimen of Zinkenite with Chalcostibite and Siderite is from a rarely
 Csordakúti Mine, Fejér Co.
Here at Crystal Classics, despite all the wonderful old collections we acquire, the rare and unusual mineral
 Kiirunavaara Mine, Norrbotten County
A great location piece of the rare iron phosphate Strengite, from the gigantic Kiirunavaara mine in the town
 San José Mine, Oruro Department
Andorite is a relatively rare lead-silver-antimony sulphosalt which characteristically forms foliated masses
 Dzhezkazgan Mining District, Kazakhstan
Djurleite is a copper sulphide, forming thick tabular crystals with deeply striated prism faces, similar to
 Dzhezkazgan Mining District, Kazakhstan
Betekhtinite is a rare copper-iron-lead sulphide.  This excellent ex-matrix, large thumbnail, is a mass
 Wheal Phoenix, England
Rich druses of dark emerald-green crystals of Chalcosiderite are one of the signature minerals of the famous