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Mixed Rare Minerals

Friday, 24 May 2024 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 aqualite, cabalzarite, chkalovite, chrysocolla, chrysothallite, and cosalite and more from places like Kovdor Phlogopite mine, Kovdor Massif, Kola, Russia, Falotta, Tinzen, Sursass, Graubünden, Switzerland, Shkatulka peg., Umbozero mine, Alluaiv Mt., Lovozero, Kola Peninsula, Russia, Bagdad pit, Eureka dist., Yavapai Co., Arizona, United States, Tolbachik Volcano, Kamchatka, Russia, and Bolivar mine, Piedras Verdes, Chihuahua, Mexico.

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Aqualite - 63650
Aqualite - 63650

Aqualite

#63650
Locality
Kovdor Phlogopite mine, Kovdor Massif, Kola, Russia 
Formula
(H3O)8Na4Ca6SrZr3Si26O66(OH)9Cl 
Availability
Sold
Size
3 x 2 x 0.8 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. The purple is the Aqualite and measures 3mm. 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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Cabalzarite

with Braunite - #BAC64088
Locality
Falotta, Tinzen, Sursass, Graubünden, Switzerland 
Formula
CaMg2(AsO4)2·2H2
Availability
Sold
Size
3 x 1.5 x 1 cm - Thumbnail 
Tagged
arsenate  
Special Info
Type Locality 

Salmon pink, platy crystals to 1mm.


Cabalzarite

Collection
William & Anne Cook Collection
Special Info
Type Locality

Chkalovite

#63671
Locality
Shkatulka peg., Umbozero mine, Alluaiv Mt., Lovozero, Kola Peninsula, Russia 
Formula
Na2BeSi2O6 
Availability
Available
Price
$60.00
Size
2 x 2 x 1.2 cm - Thumbnail 
Tagged
beryllium  
Special Info
XRD Confirmed 
Special Info
EDS Confirmed 

White, translucent crystalline specimen. Chkalovite is a rare beryllium silicate described in 1939, found Quebec, Greenland and Russia. This specimen is composed of nearly all white to clear Chkalovite. It was identified by Dr. Igor Pekov.


Chkalovite

Formula
Na2BeSi2O6 
Crystal System
Orthorhombic 
Crystal Habit
Equant Grains 
Cleavage
Fair, Indistinct, None 
Luster
Vitreous - Greasy 
Color
colorless, white 
Streak
white 
Class
Orthorhombic - Pyramidal 
Fracture
Brittle - Conchoidal 
Hardness
Special Info
XRD Confirmed
Special Info
EDS Confirmed
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Chrysocolla - 59445
Chrysocolla - 59445

Chrysocolla

#59445
Locality
Bagdad pit, Eureka dist., Yavapai Co., Arizona, United States 
Formula
(Cu,Al)2H2Si2O5(OH)4·nH2
Availability
Sold
Size
5.5 x 5 x 1 cm - Sm Cabinet 

Pretty blue plate.


Chrysocolla

Formula
(Cu,Al)2H2Si2O5(OH)4·nH2
Crystal System
Orthorhombic 
Crystal Habit
Botryoidal, Earthy, Stalactitic 
Cleavage
None, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous - Dull 
Color
green, bluish green, blue, blackish blue, brown 
Streak
light green 
Class
Orthorhombic 
Fracture
Brittle - Sectile 
Hardness
2.5-3.5 

Chrysothallite

with Avdoninite - #63662
Locality
Tolbachik Volcano, Kamchatka, Russia 
Formula
K6Cu6Tl3+Cl17(OH)4 · H2
Availability
Sold
Size
3.5 x 1.8 x 2 cm - Miniature 
Special Info
Type Locality 
Special Info
XRD Confirmed 
Special Info
EDS Confirmed 
Special Info
Author's Material 

Very rich specimen with hundreds of tiny, less than 0.3mm bright yellow crystals of Chrysothallite. It is associated with bright green Avdoninite. Both minerals are superb crystallized minerals. The specimen originated from Dr. Igor Pekov who described the mineral. It is the type locality.


Chrysothallite

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

Cosalite

with Chalcopyrite - #64160
Locality
Bolivar mine, Piedras Verdes, Chihuahua, Mexico 
Formula
Pb2Bi2S5 
Availability
Available
Price
$95.00
Size
6 x 3 x 2.6 cm - Sm Cabinet 

Gray metallic, long slender, crystals to 3mm. There are several areas which contain the Cosalite in Quartz and Chalcopyrite marix.


Cosalite

Formula
Pb2Bi2S5 
Crystal System
Orthorhombic 
Crystal Habit
Radial, Massive - Fibrous 
Cleavage
Good, None, None 
Luster
Metallic 
Color
gray, steel gray, silver white 
Streak
black 
Class
Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal 
Fracture
Uneven 
Hardness
2.5-3 
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