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Rare & Systematic

Friday, 08 March 2019 06:00 PM

Introducing the "Rare & Systematic" gallery which is part of our New Additions galleries. This gallery contains mineral specimens for sale including kannanite, millerite, and routhierite and more from places like Mt Kannan, Uchiko, Ouzu City, Ehime, Japan, Coed-Ely Colliery, Coed Ely, Rhondda-Cynon-Taff, Wales, and Monte Arsiccio mine, Stazzema, Lucca, Tuscany, Italy.

NEW IMA
Kannanite - 50221
Kannanite - 50221

Kannanite

#50221
Locality
Mt Kannan, Uchiko, Ouzu City, Ehime, Japan 
Formula
Ca4Al4(AlMg)(VO4)(SiO4)2(Si3O10)(OH)6 
Availability
Available
Price
$195.00
Size
1 x 1 x 0.4 cm - Thumbnail 
Special Info
XRD Confirmed 
Special Info
EDS Confirmed 
Special Info
Type & Only Locality 

Orange grains to over 1mm of this rare new IMA vanadate found only at this locality.


Special Info
XRD Confirmed
Special Info
EDS Confirmed
Special Info
Type & Only Locality

Millerite

#50394
Locality
Coed-Ely Colliery, Coed Ely, Rhondda-Cynon-Taff, Wales 
Formula
NiS 
Availability
Available
Price
$95.00
Size
9 x 6.5 x 5 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Tagged
sulfide , nickel  

Slender crystals to 8mm in vug.


Millerite

Formula
NiS 
Crystal System
Trigonal 
Crystal Habit
Acicular, Massive 
Cleavage
Perfect, Perfect, None 
Luster
Metallic 
Color
bronze, greenish gray, gray, brass yellow 
Streak
greenish black 
Class
Trigonal - Hexagonal Scalenohedral 
Fracture
Uneven 
Hardness
3-3.5 
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Routhierite

with Protochabourneite - #50439
Locality
Monte Arsiccio mine, Stazzema, Lucca, Tuscany, Italy 
Formula
CuTlHg2As2S6 
Availability
Available
Price
$95.00
Size
3 x 2 x 1 cm - Thumbnail 
Tagged
sulfide , copper  

Routhierite are the red grains. One grain is 2mm the other is 0.75mm. The Protochabourneite can be seen as black grains around the larger Routhierite. Both are very rare minerals, and this is type locality for Protochabourneite. From the stock of Dr. Jaroslav Hyrsl.


Routhierite

Formula
CuTlHg2As2S6 
Crystal System
Tetragonal 
Crystal Habit
Anhedral Grains 
Cleavage
Good, Good, None 
Luster
Metallic 
Color
violet red, black 
Class
Tetragonal - Ditetragonal Pyramidal 
Hardness
3.5 

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