Rare Minerals

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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
 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
 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
Calcite var. Cobaltoan with Kolwezite
 Mashamba West Mine, Katanga Copper Crescent
Translucent to gemmy, bright flamingo-pink scalenohedral crystals of Cobaltoan Calcite are richly intergrown
 Tsumeb Mine, Oshikoto Region (Otjikoto Region)
Excellent micro-crystals of bladed Tsumcorite are abundantly intergrown atop this specimen from the Tsumeb
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
 Oploca Mine, Jujuy
A rare specimen of the lead-tin sulphide Suredaite from the Oploca mine in the Pirquitas Ag-Sn Deposit, Jujuy
 San José Mine, Oruro Department
Andorite is a relatively rare lead-silver-antimony sulphosalt which characteristically forms foliated masses
 Shengus, Gilgit-Baltistan
Väyrynenite is a vary rare manganese-beryllium phosphate and this fine specimen is from the complex granitic
 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
 Nentsberry Haggs Mine, England
Witherite, a relatively rare barium carbonate, crystallises in the orthorhombic system and forms
Hydroxylapatite with Albite
 Oksoyekollen, Norway
An outstanding single crystal of the rare phosphate Hydroxylapatite is perched on the matrix of massive
 Brownley Hill Mine, England
Alstonite is a rare barium-calcium carbonate which forms in low-temperature hydrothermal veins.  This
Xanthoconite with Proustite
 Himmelfahrt Mine, Germany
Probably more than fifty deep cherry-red Xanthoconite crystals are scattered across the 6 x 3 cm surface of a
Stephanite and Proustite
 Schlema-Hartenstein District, Germany
A fine, good-size thumbnail, richly displaying two classic silver sulphosalts, Stephanite and Proustite, from
 Churprinz Friedrich August Erbstolln Mine (Churprinz Mine; Kurprinz Mine), Saxony
Lustrous flattened orthorhombic crystals of the rare sulphosalt Stephanite form flying saucer-shaped hexagonal
Pyrargyrite and Stephanite with Argentopyrite
 Freiberg, Germany
This museum grade miniature displays magnificent crystals of Pyrargyrite, a silver-antimony sulphosalt, from
 Victoria mine, North Rhine-Westphalia
Siegenite is a rare cobalt nickel sulphide and beautifully crystallised specimens such as this are remarkably
 Sauschwart Mine, Saxony
Eulytine is a rare bismuth silicate which, in this specimen, forms 1 to 2 mm, highly lustrous gemmy crystals
Djurleite on Quartz
 Dzhezkazgan Mining District, Kazakhstan
Djurleite, a relatively rare copper sulphide, forms magnificent black straited crystals on a matrix of bright
Topaz on Orthoclase
 Murzinka Mine, Urals Region
A rare and stunning specimen of pale blue Topaz crystals on a terminated Orthoclase crystal from the Murzinka
Leiteite with Ludlockite
 Tsumeb Mine, Namibia
A gorgeous large thumbnail of the rare zinc arsenate Leiteite which forms glassy striated lustrous sheets over
Beaverite with Zincolivenite
 Tsumeb Mine, Namibia
Beaverite, or more precisely, Beaverite-(Cu), is a very rare lead-iron-copper sulphate known to occur at