Rare Mineral Specimens #3 (Sold Out)
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Below is a list of 20 rare minerals from the Don Phillips collection for you to pick and choose. Each are small specimens, less than 1cm or in a capsule, and are either type locality or worldwide rare and have a unique chemistry. This is on a first come first serve basis and these are one of a kind specimens (no duplicates). Please email (email@example.com) us your picks ASAP OR Complete the Shopping Cart for your selected items, we expect these to go fast. No photos avaialable.
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Johanngeorgenstadt, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany
Single dark green to black grain around 1 mm in a cotten packed capsule. Type
Big Rock Quarry, Granite Mountain, Pulaski Co., Arkansas, United States
Single dark colored grain around .5 mm or so in the bottom of a capsule.
Type Locality and one of only two localities.
De Lamar Mine, Owyhee Co., Idaho, United States
Loose sample wrapped in paper (Light sensitive?)
1 cm sample of white matrix containing several small dark metallic grains
of likely Fischesserite. Is marked Van King collection.
Glucine with Moraesite SOLD
Boevskoe Be deposit, Kamensk-Ural'skii, Urals Region, Russia
Capsule contains 2 small grains and a bit of off white powder. Berylphosphates
are a fairly limited group.
Amman, Hashem region, Amman, Jordan
Capsule Specimen, type locality and one of only three localities,
Jordan specimen, a county which specimens are fairly uncommon from.
Irhtemite with Vladimirite SOLD
Ca4Mg(AsO3OH)2(AsO4)2*4(H2O) with Ca5(AsO3OH)2(AsO4)2*5(H2O)
Ightem Mine, Bou Azer District, Ouarzazate Province, Morocco
Little over a centimeter. Reddish in color with silver grey running though it.
Type and namesake locality.
Imiter mine, Anti-Atlas Mountains, Morocco
Single flake around a cm, split in half, with one half light grey, the other a
near pink. An arrow points to the mineral grain. Type locality.
Cameron, Coconino Co., Arizona, United States
Dark colored matrix in a wax paper bag, around 2 cm. Light colored in one
corner. Weakly Radioactive.
Sapucaia mine, Minas Gerias, Brazil
Phosphate from pegmatites, small chip around 7 mm, dark in color, with a
thin off white crust visible on one side.
Kuznetsovite with Calomel and Mercury SOLD
Hg3Cl(AsO4) with Hg2Cl2 and Hg
Arzak Hg deposit, Pii-Khem dist, Tuva Republic, Russia
Cotton packed capsule containing a sample grain around 3 mm from the type
locality, with only three localities. Interesting Arsenate.
Mandarinoite with Naumannite SOLD
Fe+++2Se3O9*6(H2O) with Ag2Se
Delamer Placers, Owyhee Co., Idaho, United States
Capsule containing six grains around 1 mm in size, with a amount of powder
present that is roughly equal to the volume of the grains.
Cumobabi, Cumpas, Sonora, Mexico
Small yellow specimen around 7 mm. Likely type locality.
Ourayite in Galena SOLD
Mun. de Pitiquito, Sonora, Mexico
Thumbnail sized sample with bright silvery grains surrounding galena.
Mineralogical Research Co. label
Paraotwayite with Retgersite SOLD
Ni(OH)2-x(SO4,CO3)0.5x x=.5 with NiSO4*6 H20
Vaca Murta meteorite, Taltal, Atacama, Chile
Single grain of green material, loose in the capsule. Sample is of
meteor origin, making this a unique sample.
Asako-Gun, Hyogo Prefecture, Kinki Region, Honshu Island, Japan
Small 5-7 mm sample with submicroscopic amounts of Petrukite, a complex
Bright blue sample around 1 cm long and 5mm wide in a pill capsule. Interesting
alteration product of fluorine containing minerals, normally Cryolite or Topaz.
Caspian Region, Kazakhstan
Two small white grains stuck to the edge of a capsule. Type and only locality
with an interesting occurrence; a salt dome.
Na2Ce[Si6O14(OH)]*n(H2O) with (n >= 1.5)
Kalagorsk, Ural Mountains, Russia
Thumbnail specimen, around 1.5 cm on a side, dark grey to black in color, with
white films present on several surfaces, A small unidentified
xl is visible on one surface.
Schlossmacherite with Ceruleite SOLD
(H3O,Ca)Al3(AsO4,SO4)2(OH)6 with Cu2Al7(AsO4)4(OH)13*12(H2O)
Emma Luisa Mine, Guanaco, Antofagasta Region, Chile
Around 1.5 cm specimen with visible green and blue mineralization. Type
locality for both species represented in the sample.
A rare silver sulfasalt with a fairly complex and intresting formula. Sample
is around 2 cm long with several dark grains to around 2mm.