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Mixed Minerals

Friday, 01 November 2019 07:00 PM

Introducing the "Mixed Minerals" gallery which is part of our New Additions galleries. This gallery contains mineral specimens for sale including grossular, heulandite, and vanadinite and more from places like Orford Nickel mine, Estrie, Quebec, Canada, Cape d'Or, Nova Scotia, Canada, and Wanlockhead, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland.

Grossular

(chromian) - #AH51610
Locality
Orford Nickel mine, Estrie, Quebec, Canada 
Formula
Ca3Al2(SiO4)3 
Availability
Available
Price
$40.00
Size
5.5 x 4 x 3 cm - Sm Cabinet 

Micro crystals of green Grossular, chromium rich. There are no real good crystals, but some faces can be seen under the scope.


Grossular

Collection
Arnold G Hampson Collection

Heulandite

#PD51642
Locality
Cape d'Or, Nova Scotia, Canada 
Formula
NaCa4(Si27Al9)O72ยท24H2
Availability
Available
Price
$75.00
Size
8 x 8 x 7.5 cm - Sm Cabinet 

White, very lustrous 2.5cm excellent crystal perched and exposed nicely in matrix. This is a highly desirable locality for zeolite.


Heulandite

Collection
Don Phillips Collection

Vanadinite

#PD32212
Locality
Wanlockhead, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland 
Formula
Pb5(VO4)3Cl 
Availability
Available
Price
$40.00
Size
4.5 x 4 x 3 cm - Miniature 
Tagged
vanadium  

Micro crystals of yellowish green Vanadinite throughout vuggy matrix.


Vanadinite

Formula
Pb5(VO4)3Cl 
Crystal System
Hexagonal 
Crystal Habit
Globular, Prismatic, Nodular 
Cleavage
None, None, None 
Luster
Adamantine 
Color
brown, brownish yellow, brown red, colorless, yellow 
Streak
brownish yellow 
Class
Hexagonal - Dipyramidal 
Fracture
Brittle - Conchoidal 
Hardness
3.5-4 
Collection
Don Phillips Collection

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