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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, boleite, calcite, carnotite, and coloradoite and more from places like Tora Bora, Afghanistan, Phillipsburg, Granite Co., Montana, United States, Treasury Tunnel, Ouray Co., Colorado, United States, Zacatecas, Mexico, Channel 3A, Gouldings Well, Navajo Co., Arizona, United States, and Bessie G mine, La Plata Co., Colorado, 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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Boleite

#AH51794
Locality
Phillipsburg, Granite Co., Montana, United States 
Formula
KAg9Pb26Cu24Cl62(OH)48 
Availability
Sold
Size
4.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm - Miniature 
Tagged
copper  

Hundreds of tiny, less than 0.5mm, blue, cubic crystals.


Boleite

Formula
KAg9Pb26Cu24Cl62(OH)48 
Crystal System
Isometric 
Crystal Habit
Pseudo Cubic 
Cleavage
Perfect, Good, None 
Luster
Vitreous - Pearly 
Color
indigo blue, light blue 
Streak
light green 
Class
Isometric - Hexoctahedral 
Fracture
Uneven 
Hardness
3-3.5 
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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Carnotite

#AH51842
Locality
Channel 3A, Gouldings Well, Navajo Co., Arizona, United States 
Formula
K2(UO2)2(VO4)2·3H2
Availability
Sold
Size
6.5 x 4 x 2 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Tagged
vanadium  

Bright canary yellow tiny rosettes composed of thin plates of Carnotite. Awesome under the scope!


Carnotite

Formula
K2(UO2)2(VO4)2·3H2
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Earthy, Encrustations, Platy 
Cleavage
Perfect, None, None 
Luster
Pearly 
Color
yellow, golden yellow, greenish yellow 
Streak
light yellow 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Fracture
Uneven 
Hardness
Collection
Arnold G Hampson Collection

Coloradoite

with Gold - #AH51816
Locality
Bessie G mine, La Plata Co., Colorado, United States 
Formula
HgTe 
Availability
Sold
Size
11 x 6 x 3 cm - Cabinet 
Tagged
tellurium  

Large areas of silvery Coloradoite with fringes of natve Gold. Exceptional specimen.

Self-collected by Hampson in 1983. Read Hampson's bio here.


Coloradoite

Formula
HgTe 
Crystal System
Isometric 
Crystal Habit
Massive, Granular 
Cleavage
None, None, None 
Luster
Metallic 
Color
grayish black, black 
Streak
black 
Class
Isometric - Hextetrahedral 
Fracture
Conchoidal 
Hardness
2.5 
Collection
Arnold G Hampson Collection

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