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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 nordenskioeldine, pansnerite, powellite, routhierite, schmidite, and schmiederite and more from places like Mt. Ear, Seward peninsula, Alaska, United States, Tolbachik Volcano, Kamchatka, Russia, Jardinera No.1 mine, Inca de Oro, Atacama, Chile, Monte Arsiccio mine, Stazzema, Lucca, Tuscany, Italy, Hagendorf-Süd, Oberpfälzer Wald, Bavaria, Germany, and Greystones quarry, Lezant, Cornwall, England.

Nordenskioeldine

#50493
Locality
Mt. Ear, Seward peninsula, Alaska, United States 
Formula
CaSn4+[BO3]2 
Availability
Sold
Size
3.5 x 1.5 x 1 cm - Miniature 
Tagged
tin  
Special Info
Fluorescent 
Special Info
XRD Confirmed 
Special Info
EDS Confirmed 

Nordenskioeldine, (Nordenskiöldine) is a rare tin mineral and are the dirty white plates all over the specimen. I assume the black is Cassiterite. It is test specimen and shaws two sides which were sawed. The Nordenskioeldine is fluorescent faint yellow. 


Special Info
Fluorescent
Special Info
XRD Confirmed
Special Info
EDS Confirmed
SOLD
Pansnerite - 50510
Pansnerite - 50510

Pansnerite

#50510
Locality
Tolbachik Volcano, Kamchatka, Russia 
Formula
K3Na3(Fe3+,Al)6(AsO4)8 
Availability
Sold
Size
Micromount 
Tagged
arsenate  
Special Info
XRD Confirmed 
Special Info
EDS Confirmed 
Special Info
Type & Only Locality 
Special Info
Author's Material 

Pansnerite is a new IMA mineral pending publication. The specimen is a tiny, 0.3mm yellow crystal grain. The specimen was obtained from Dr. Igor Pekov, one of the author's of the mineral. It is a grain mount for EDS work, so it was probably used to help describe the mineral as a new species. Tolbachik is the only known locality in the world.


Special Info
XRD Confirmed
Special Info
EDS Confirmed
Special Info
Type & Only Locality
Special Info
Author's Material

Powellite

#50432
Locality
Jardinera No.1 mine, Inca de Oro, Atacama, Chile 
Formula
CaMoO4 
Availability
Sold
Size
8 x 6 x 4 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Special Info
Fluorescent 

Large pocket filled with green crystals of Powellite. It is fluorescent yellow under SW. This is the same locality where Szenicsite was found. 


Powellite

Formula
CaMoO4 
Crystal System
Tetragonal 
Crystal Habit
Crystalline - Coarse, Granular 
Cleavage
Distinct, None, None 
Luster
Adamantine - Resinous 
Color
blue, brown, green yellow, greenish blue, gray 
Streak
light yellow 
Class
Tetragonal - Dipyramidal 
Fracture
Brittle - Conchoidal 
Hardness
3.5 
Special Info
Fluorescent
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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 

Schmidite

with Phosphophyllite - #50418
Locality
Hagendorf-Süd, Oberpfälzer Wald, Bavaria, Germany 
Formula
[Zn2(Fe3+,Mn2+)2Fe3+(PO4)3(OH)3(H2O)6]ยท 2H2
Availability
Sold
Size
1 x 1 x 0.5 cm - Thumbnail 
Tagged
phosphate , pegmatite mineral  
Special Info
XRD Confirmed 
Special Info
EDS Confirmed 
Special Info
Type & Only Locality 

Schmidite is a new IMA 2017 mineral. All of the rusty red bladed crystals are Schmidite and covers light green Phosphophylite. Schmidite is the only known occurence in the world. The specimen was obtaqined from Dr. Jaroslav Hrysl.


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

Schmiederite

#50367
Locality
Greystones quarry, Lezant, Cornwall, England 
Formula
Cu2Pb2(Se4+O3)(Se6+O4)(OH)4 
Availability
Sold
Size
5.5 x 5 x 4 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Tagged
copper , selenium  

Vuggy Quartz matrix with alot of vugs lined with blue, fibrous Schmiederite. 


Schmiederite

Formula
Cu2Pb2(Se4+O3)(Se6+O4)(OH)4 
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Color
blue 
Streak
light blue 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Hardness

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