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Mixed Rare Minerals

Saturday, 07 May 2022 12:00 PM

Introducing the "Mixed Rare Minerals" gallery which is part of our New Additions galleries. This gallery contains mineral specimens for sale including adamite, aqualite, arsenic, attakolite, awaruite, and beryl and more from places like Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico, Mica mine, Kovdor Massif, Kola, Russia, Niederschlema, Schlema dist., Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany, Västanå Iron mine, Näsum, Bromölla, Skåne, Sweden, Lord Brassey mine, Heazlewood dist., Tasmania, Australia, and Muzo mine, Boyacá dept., Colombia.

Adamite

#RS58408
Locality
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico 
Formula
Zn2AsO4(OH) 
Availability
Sold
Size
6 x 3.5 x 3 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Tagged
arsenate  

Highly lustrous greenish yellow and large crystal aggregates to 1.5cm. Very nice specimen for an Adamite.


Adamite

Formula
Zn2AsO4(OH) 
Crystal System
Orthorhombic 
Crystal Habit
Tabular, Druse, Encrustations 
Cleavage
One Good 
Luster
Vitreous - Resinous 
Color
yellow, green, violet, pink, yellowish green 
Streak
white 
Class
Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal 
Fracture
Brittle 
Hardness
3.5 
Collection
RC Stamberg Collection
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Aqualite

#57735
Locality
Mica mine, Kovdor Massif, Kola, Russia 
Formula
(H3O)8Na4Ca6SrZr3Si26O66(OH)9Cl 
Availability
Sold
Size
2.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm - Thumbnail 
Special Info
XRD Confirmed 
Special Info
EDS Confirmed 

Aqualite is a member of the Eudialyte group. It occurs at only two localities on Earth. All of the purple in the photos are glassy crystal grains of Aqualite. Verified identity by Dr. Igor Pekov.


Aqualite

Formula
(H3O)8Na4Ca6SrZr3Si26O66(OH)9Cl 
Crystal System
Trigonal 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
pink 
Class
Trigonal - Ditrigonal Pyramidal 
Hardness
Special Info
XRD Confirmed
Special Info
EDS Confirmed
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Arsenic

with Proustite - #WR58199
Locality
Niederschlema, Schlema dist., Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany 
Formula
As 
Availability
Sold
Size
6 x 5 x 3 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Tagged
native element  

Dark, dull grey mass of native Arsenic with minor Proustite.


Arsenic

Formula
As 
Crystal System
Trigonal 
Crystal Habit
Nodular, Reniform, Lamellar 
Cleavage
Perfect, None, None 
Luster
Metallic 
Color
lead gray, gray, white 
Streak
black 
Class
Trigonal - Hexagonal Scalenohedral 
Fracture
Uneven 
Hardness
3.5 
Collection
Willard L. Roberts Collection
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Attakolite

with Hematite - #AK58405
Locality
Västanå Iron mine, Näsum, Bromölla, Skåne, Sweden 
Formula
CaMn2+Al4(HSiO4)(PO4)3(OH)4 
Availability
Available
Price
$120.00
Size
4 x 2.5 x 1.3 cm - Miniature 

Crystalline mass of light green to flesh color Attakolite, a three locality mineral.


Attakolite

Formula
CaMn2+Al4(HSiO4)(PO4)3(OH)4 
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Massive 
Color
white, pink, pale red 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Hardness
Collection
Al Kidwell Collection

Awaruite

#RS58426
Locality
Lord Brassey mine, Heazlewood dist., Tasmania, Australia 
Formula
Ni3Fe 
Availability
Sold
Size
3.5 x 2 x 2 cm - Miniature 
Tagged
nickel  

A serpentinized rock with segregations of brassy metallix Awaruite. Fairly rich.


Awaruite

Formula
Ni3Fe 
Crystal System
Isometric 
Cleavage
None, None, None 
Luster
Metallic 
Color
gray white, silver white, tin white 
Streak
light gray 
Class
Isometric - Hexoctahedral 
Fracture
Flexible 
Hardness
Collection
RC Stamberg Collection
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Beryl - RS58443
Beryl - RS58443

Beryl

var. emerald - #RS58443
Locality
Muzo mine, Boyacá dept., Colombia 
Formula
Be3Al2Si6O18 
Availability
Sold
Size
0.6 x 0.2 x 0.2 cm - Thumbnail 
Tagged
beryllium  

A tiny 6mm gemmy green crystal of emerald with a good hexagonal outline. With a Willard Roberts label.


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
Willard L. Roberts Collection
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