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No Photo Minerals

Friday, 02 December 2016 05:00 PM

Introducing the "No Photo Minerals" gallery which is part of our New Additions galleries. This gallery contains mineral specimens for sale including columbite-(mn), farringtonite, flamite, and parapierrotite and more from places like Globe mine, Ptaca dist., Ptaca, New Mexico, United States, Springwater meteorite, Springwater, Saskatchewan, Canada, Southern Hatrurim Basin, Negev, Israel, and Lookout Pass, Tooele Co., Utah, United States.

Columbite-(Mn)

#Dec2016-26
Locality
Globe mine, Ptaca dist., Ptaca, New Mexico, United States 
Formula
Mn2+Nb2O6 
Availability
Available
Price
$15.00
Size
Chip < 1cm 

A black crystal grain, no faces.


Columbite-(Mn)

Formula
Mn2+Nb2O6 
Crystal System
Orthorhombic 
Crystal Habit
Prismatic, Tabular, Massive 
Cleavage
Distinct, Indistinct, None 
Luster
Sub Metallic 
Color
brownish black, black 
Streak
reddish black 
Class
Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal 
Fracture
Brittle - Subconchoidal 
Hardness
Collection
Phillips Collection

Farringtonite

#Dec2016-28
Locality
Springwater meteorite, Springwater, Saskatchewan, Canada 
Formula
Mg3(PO4)2 
Availability
Available
Price
$325.00
Size
Micromount 
Tagged
phosphate  
Special Info
Type Locality 
Special Info
EDS Confirmed 

A microprobe mount of a speck with analytical information from Excalibur Mineral Company. Type Locality, extremely rare. Farringtonite is from the Springwater meteorite of 1931.


Farringtonite

Formula
Mg3(PO4)2 
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Cleavage
Good, Good, None 
Color
white, wax yellow 
Streak
white 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Hardness
Collection
Dr. Buford L. Nichols Collection
Special Info
Type Locality
Special Info
EDS Confirmed

Flamite

#Dec2016-30
Locality
Southern Hatrurim Basin, Negev, Israel 
Formula
Ca8-x(Na,K)x(SiO4)4-x(PO4)x 
Availability
Available
Price
$395.00
Size
1 x 1 x 0.4 cm - Thumbnail 
Tagged
phosphate  
Special Info
Type Locality 
Special Info
EDS Confirmed 

A 1x1cm cut specimen of microscopic Flamite, an exceptionally rare silicate-phosphate occuring as 100-250 μm lamellar crystals formed from the combustion of fossil fuels at extraordinary high temperatures. Comes with good documentation of EDS and SEM images.


Collection
Dr. Buford L. Nichols Collection
Special Info
Type Locality
Special Info
EDS Confirmed
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Parapierrotite

#Dec2016-5
Locality
Lookout Pass, Tooele Co., Utah, United States 
Formula
TlSb5S8 
Availability
Available
Price
$20.00
Size
1.5 x 1 x 1 cm - Thumbnail 
Tagged
sulfide  

Silvery black embedded crystals less than 1mm. 


Parapierrotite

Formula
TlSb5S8 
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Prismatic 
Cleavage
None, None, None 
Luster
Sub Metallic 
Color
black 
Streak
gray 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Hardness
2.5-3 
Collection
Phillips Collection

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