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Rare Minerals for Sale

Saturday, 23 November 2019 04:00 PM

Introducing the "Rare Minerals for Sale" gallery which is part of our New Additions galleries. This gallery contains mineral specimens for sale including beryl, calcite, copper, creedite, and molybdenite and more from places like Tora Bora, Afghanistan, Treasury Tunnel, Ouray Co., Colorado, United States, Zacatecas, Mexico, Conglomerate Lode, Lake Superior, Michigan, United States, Liberty (Hall) mine, Nye Co., Nevada, United States, and Mountain City dist., Elko Co., Nevada, United States.

Beryl

var. aquamarine - #AH51814
Locality
Tora Bora, Afghanistan 
Formula
Be3Al2Si6O18 
Availability
Available
Price
$60.00
Size
5.5 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Tagged
beryllium , pegmatite mineral  

Slender aquamarine crystal doubly terminated with a cluster of white Albite crystals at the center.


Beryl

Formula
Be3Al2Si6O18 
Crystal System
Hexagonal 
Crystal Habit
Crystalline - Coarse, Prismatic, Columnar 
Cleavage
Imperfect, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous - Resinous 
Color
green, blue, yellow, colorless, pink 
Streak
white 
Class
Hexagonal - Dihexagonal Dipyramidal 
Fracture
Brittle - Conchoidal 
Hardness
7.5-8 
Collection
Arnold G Hampson Collection
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Calcite

#AH51786
Locality
Treasury Tunnel, Ouray Co., Colorado, United States 
Formula
CaCO3 
Availability
Available
Price
$175.00
Size
13 x 15 x 5 cm - Cabinet 
Tagged
carbonate  

Large cabinet group of dog-tooth Calcite crystals to 2cm. 


Calcite

Formula
CaCO3 
Crystal System
Trigonal 
Crystal Habit
Crystalline - Coarse, Stalactitic, Massive 
Cleavage
Perfect, Perfect, Perfect 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
colorless, white, pink, yellow, brown 
Streak
white 
Class
Trigonal - Hexagonal Scalenohedral 
Fracture
Brittle - Conchoidal 
Hardness
Collection
Arnold G Hampson Collection
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Calcite

with Malachite - #BN51817
Locality
Zacatecas, Mexico 
Formula
CaCO3 
Availability
Available
Price
$40.00
Size
7 x 6 x 4 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Tagged
carbonate  

Colorless rhombic crystals of Calcite to 9mm with Malachite on the side.


Calcite

Formula
CaCO3 
Crystal System
Trigonal 
Crystal Habit
Crystalline - Coarse, Stalactitic, Massive 
Cleavage
Perfect, Perfect, Perfect 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
colorless, white, pink, yellow, brown 
Streak
white 
Class
Trigonal - Hexagonal Scalenohedral 
Fracture
Brittle - Conchoidal 
Hardness
Collection
Dr. Buford Nichols Collection
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Copper

#AH51787
Locality
Conglomerate Lode, Lake Superior, Michigan, United States 
Formula
Cu 
Availability
Available
Price
$275.00
Size
17 x 9 x 5 cm - Cabinet 
Tagged
native element  

Beautiful Copper specimen crystallized in-between conglomerate rock. 


Copper

Formula
Cu 
Crystal System
Isometric 
Crystal Habit
Nodular, Arborescent 
Cleavage
None, None, None 
Luster
Metallic 
Color
brown, copper red, light pink, red 
Streak
rose 
Class
Isometric - Hexoctahedral 
Fracture
Hackly 
Hardness
2.5-3 
Collection
Arnold G Hampson Collection
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Creedite

#AH51796
Locality
Liberty (Hall) mine, Nye Co., Nevada, United States 
Formula
Ca3Al2(SO4)(OH)2F8·2H2
Availability
Available
Price
$125.00
Size
4.5 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm - Miniature 

Lilac colored sharp Creedite crystals to 3mm, but mostly 1-2mm. Excellent specimen.


Creedite

Formula
Ca3Al2(SO4)(OH)2F8·2H2
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Granular, Radial, Prismatic 
Cleavage
Perfect, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous - Greasy 
Color
colorless, violet, white 
Streak
white 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Fracture
Conchoidal 
Hardness
3.5 
Collection
Arnold G Hampson Collection
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Molybdenite

#AH51818
Locality
Mountain City dist., Elko Co., Nevada, United States 
Formula
MoS2 
Availability
Available
Price
$40.00
Size
5.5 x 5 x 5 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Tagged
sulfide  

Silvery foliated crystals of Molybdenite to 8mm in matrix.


Molybdenite

Formula
MoS2 
Crystal System
Hexagonal 
Crystal Habit
Foliated, Massive, Disseminated 
Cleavage
Perfect, None, None 
Luster
Metallic 
Color
black, lead gray, gray 
Streak
greenish gray 
Class
Hexagonal - Dihexagonal Dipyramidal 
Fracture
Sectile 
Hardness
Collection
Arnold G Hampson Collection

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