Rare Minerals

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 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
Mereheadite with Mendipite and Hydrocerussite
 Torr Works Quarry, England
This great cabinet specimen from Torr Works quarry (aka Merehead quarry) at Cranmore in Somerset is an
 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
Schultenite with Zincolivenite
 Tsumeb Mine, Namibia
A glassy and lustrous, 7 x 4 mm crystal of the very rare lead arsenate Schultenite sits prominently at one end
 Trebsko, Czech Republic
Micro-crystals of the rare silver-arsenic sulphosalt Xanthoconite form tiny clusters of orange-red to
Franckeite with Zinkenite and Stannite
 Itos Mine, Oruro Department
An outstanding specimen of superbly crystallised Franckeite with Zinkenite very richly encrusting a largely
Millerite with Calcite
 St Andreasberg, Germany
A rare and relatively rich old-time specimen of Millerite on Calcite from the St. Andreasberg mining district
Chondrite Meteorite (Fell 30th January 1868)
  Pultusk meteorite, Mazowieckie
A thumbnail sized, rounded, irregular Chondrite Meteorite, designated the Pultusk meteorite for where in fell
Acanthite with Nickeline
 Měděnec, Bohemia
A rare specimen of Acanthite and Nickeline from the polymetallic orebody at Měděnec in the Krušné Hory
 Wheal Rose, Cornwall
An extremely rare location specimen of well crystallised Cerussite on massive Galena from Wheal Rose at
 Torr Works Quarry, England
Black platy crystals of the copper-manganese oxide, Crednerite, are intermixed with black sooty manganese
 Wheal Gorland, England
A fine small miniature of turquoise-green Chalcophyllite crystals lining two vugs in a grey and tan,
 Pikedaw-Grizedales Veins, North Yorkshire
A very rare specimen of Azurite from the Pikedaw-Grizedales Veins near Craven in North Yorkshire,
 Oberschlema, Saxony
Whewellite is an unusual mineral due to its carbon organic content and is a hydrated calcium oxalate. 
 Niederschlema, Germany
Argentopyrite is a relatively rare mineral, being a silver-iron sulphide.  This specimen, from
Hematite ps. after Magnetite var. Martite
 Payún volcano, Mendoza Province
A stunning and classic pseudomorph of Hematite after Magnetite from Payún volcano in Mendoza Province,
Rockbridgeite-Hentschelite var. Andrewsite
 Phoenix United Mine, Cornwall
The classic Cornish mineral Andrewsite is actually a mixture of Rockbridgeite and Hentschelite with minor
 Torr Works Quarry, England
A good representative specimen of the rare lead oxychloride Mendipite from Torr Works quarry at Cranmore,
Iron Meteorite (Gibeon, polished)
 Gibeon, Hardap Region
A magnificent partly sawn and polished block from the Gibeon meteorite, weighing in at 2.96 kg; making this a
 N'Chwaning Mines, South Africa
An impressive crystallised specimen of the extremely rare mineral Charlesite from the N'Chwaning mines at
Wendwilsonite and Roselite on Cobaltoan Calcite
 Aghbar Mine, Morocco
Wendwilsonite, a rare calcium-magnesium-cobalt arsenate occurs as excellent broad bladed crystals to about 5
 Bouismas Mine (Bouismass mine), Drâa-Tafilalet Region
This miniature of the silver antimonide Dyscrasite, forms a coral-like array of branching thick stems of a
Cattierite with Siegenite
 Shinkolobwe Mine, Katanga Copper Crescent
A rare specimen of Cattierite, a cobalt sulphide, from its type locality at Shinkolobwe mine, in the Katanga
 Tsumeb Mine, Oshikoto Region (Otjikoto Region)
Schaurteite, a calcium-germanium sulphate, is a very rare species from its type locality at Tsumeb and
Mendipite with Chloroxiphite, Symesite and Diaboleite
 Torr Works Quarry, England
A potpourri of rare mineralogical delights from the famous Torr Works quarry (aka Merehead quarry) at Cranmore
Paralaurionite with Diaboleite and Leadhillite
 Collins vein, Arizona
A fantastic large miniature/small cabinet specimen of almost solid crystalline Paralaurionite and Diaboleite
Lillianite with Cosalite and Chalcopyrite
 Baita mining district, Bihor County
A very fine specimen containing two rare lead-bismuth sulphosalts, Lillianite and Cosalite with brassy