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Gold & Rare Minerals

Friday, 02 February 2018 06:00 PM

Introducing the "Gold & Rare Minerals" gallery which is part of our New Additions galleries. This gallery contains mineral specimens for sale including belovite-(la), bohseite, dzhalindite, fillowite, and fluorbritholite-(y) and more from places like Kirovskii mine, Kukisvumchorr Mt., Khibiny Massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia, Ermakovskoe beryllium deposit, Buryatia, Siberia, Russia, Dzhalinda Sn deposit, Malyi Khingan Range, Siberia, Russia, Kiluli, Western prov., Rwanda, and Vyuntspakhk Mt., W. Keivy, Kola Peninsula, Russia.

Belovite-(La)

#46439
Locality
Kirovskii mine, Kukisvumchorr Mt., Khibiny Massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia 
Formula
NaLaSr3(PO4)3
Availability
Available
Price
$55.00
Size
0.1 x 0.1 x 0.1 cm - Thumbnail 
Tagged
phosphate  
Special Info
Type Locality 
Special Info
XRD Confirmed 
Special Info
EDS Confirmed 

A tiny 1mm transparent crysal grain in capsule. Very rare, three-locality mineral identified by Dr. Igor Pekov.


Belovite-(La)

Formula
NaLaSr3(PO4)3
Crystal System
Trigonal 
Cleavage
None, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
yellow, greenish yellow 
Streak
white 
Class
Trigonal - Rhombohedral 
Fracture
Conchoidal 
Hardness
Special Info
Type Locality
Special Info
XRD Confirmed
Special Info
EDS Confirmed

Bohseite

#44101
Locality
Ermakovskoe beryllium deposit, Buryatia, Siberia, Russia 
Formula
Ca4Be3AlSi9O25(OH)3 
Availability
Available
Price
$150.00
Size
2.9 x 1.4 x 0.7 cm - Thumbnail 
Tagged
beryllium  
Special Info
XRD Confirmed 
Special Info
EDS Confirmed 

Bohseite is a very rare four-locality beryllium mineral. This specimen is yellow and compact fibrous. It is a specimen which was obviously worked on since it is sawed and slabbed for analytical work. It originated with Dr. Igor Pekov, who performed the analysis.


Special Info
XRD Confirmed
Special Info
EDS Confirmed
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Dzhalindite

#44113
Locality
Dzhalinda Sn deposit, Malyi Khingan Range, Siberia, Russia 
Formula
In(OH)3 
Availability
Available
Price
$95.00
Size
107 x 1.0 x 0.9 cm - Cabinet 
Special Info
Type Locality 

Yellow to orange mineral of Dzhalindite, a pseudomorph after Indite. Scarce. Identified by Dr. Igor Pekov.


Dzhalindite

Formula
In(OH)3 
Crystal System
Isometric 
Color
yellow brown 
Streak
yellow white 
Class
Isometric - Diploidal 
Hardness
4-4.5 
Special Info
Type Locality

Dzhalindite

#44114
Locality
Dzhalinda Sn deposit, Malyi Khingan Range, Siberia, Russia 
Formula
In(OH)3 
Availability
Available
Price
$125.00
Size
1.7 x 1.5 x 0.7 cm - Thumbnail 
Special Info
Type Locality 

Yellow to orange mineral of Dzhalindite, a pseudomorph after Indite. Scarce. Identified by Dr. Igor Pekov.


Dzhalindite

Formula
In(OH)3 
Crystal System
Isometric 
Color
yellow brown 
Streak
yellow white 
Class
Isometric - Diploidal 
Hardness
4-4.5 
Special Info
Type Locality
SOLD
Fillowite - BN48244
Fillowite - BN48244

Fillowite

#BN48244
Locality
Kiluli, Western prov., Rwanda 
Formula
Na2CaMn2+7(PO4)6 
Availability
Sold
Size
0.7 x 0.5 x 0.2 cm - Thumbnail 
Tagged
phosphate , pegmatite mineral  

Dark greenish brown resinous crystalline mass. It is just a small 7mm chip.


Fillowite

Formula
Na2CaMn2+7(PO4)6 
Crystal System
Trigonal 
Crystal Habit
Granular, Euhedral Crystals 
Cleavage
Perfect, None, None 
Luster
Resinous - Greasy 
Color
yellow, reddish brown, colorless 
Streak
white 
Class
Trigonal - Rhombohedral 
Fracture
Brittle - Uneven 
Hardness
4.5 
Collection
Dr. Buford Nichols Collection

Fluorbritholite-(Y)

#BN48243
Locality
Vyuntspakhk Mt., W. Keivy, Kola Peninsula, Russia 
Formula
(Y,Ca)5(SiO4)3
Availability
Available
Price
$20.00
Size
0.1 x 0.1 x 0.1 cm - Thumbnail 
Tagged
REE mineral  
Special Info
Type Locality 

Root beer colored 1mm grain.


Collection
Don Phillips Collection
Special Info
Type Locality

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