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To order a mineral give the mineral name and the number of the specimen(s) you wish to purchase. You will receive that exact specimen(s).  Satisfaction is guaranteed.  If you are unhappy with any specimen, please let me know within 5 days after your shipment arrives that you are returning a specimen(s) for full refund with no questions asked. I only ask that all specimens returned are in the same condition upon return as when shipped.
 

Actinolite

Schabny, Ural Mountains, Russia

Specimen # 1600

6.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm

 $ 15

Dense fine green crystalline amphibole mass

Collected by Steffen Mockel in 1997
 

Agate

Specimen # 1601

Agate Creek, Queensland, Australia

 Matched pair

5 x 3 x 0.5 cm

 $ 75

These agates are world renowned for excellent colors and superb agate banding in their structure; this is a matched pair of red flame agates with color banks of gray and blue. 

There typically are small fractures in these agates occasionally, but they will not break further or come apart and they do not really detract much from the internal beauty of these fine agates.
 

Agate

Specimen # 1601


Another close-up view of just the right agate on the pair above.

   

Agate

Specimen # 1616

Agate Creek, Queensland, Australia

Single Agate

4.5 x 2.5 x 3 cm

 $ 24


This color in this agate has more of a orange with a white base.  This agate has enough depth that a matched pair could be cut from this agate.
 
   



Agate

Specimen # 1617

Agate Creek, Queensland, Australia

Single Agate

5.5 x 3.2 x 1.5 cm

$ 25

This is an agate with blue and gray colors and fine agate banding.
   
Agate

Specimen # 1617

A closer view of the agate above.

 

Boulangerite

 Cleveland Mine, Stevens County, Washington


Specimen # 1602

3 x 1.5 x  0.5 cm

$ 5

Massive Interlocking silver xls.


Corundum,
Burma

Specimen # 1205

Only thumbnail sizes available

 Assortment of 3 pieces for $ 10


Opaque ruby crystals used to cut star ruby gemstones
 

Magnetite - Ilmenite

Specimen # 400

Massive crystalline specimen

National Lead - Titanium Mine, Tahawus, New York (Adirondacks)

10.5 x 7 x 5 cm      997 grams

Specimen has a diamond cut and polished face

$ 69
   

Magnetite - Ilmenite

Specimen # 401

Massive crystalline specimen

National Lead - Titanium Mine, Tahawus, New York (Adirondacks)


11.5 x 7.5 x 3.3 cm     907 grams

specimen is rough (not cut & polished)

$ 30

 





Magnetite / Pyrite

Specimen # 402

National Lead - Titanium Mine, Tahawus, New York (Adirondacks)


Massive crystalline form of non-magnetic magnetite

7.5 x 7.5 x 8 cm      1088 grams

Specimen has two diamond saw cut edges

$ 35
 

Magnetite

Specimen # 403

National Lead - Titanium Mine, Tahawus, New York (Adirondacks)


Massive crystalline form of non-magnetic magnetite

6.5 x 6.5 x 4 cm       589 grams

Specimen has one diamond saw cut edge

 $ 39
   

Magnetite

Specimen # 404

National Lead - Titanium Mine, Tahawus, New York (Adirondacks)

Massive crystalline form of non-magnetic magnetite

9 x 7 x 4.54 cm    997 grams

Specimen has no diamond cut flats

$ 59
   

Muscovite

Cotopaxi, Colorado


Specimen # 1603

Most pieces about 2 inches in diameter

$ 12

These are the classic "Mica Books"
Some specimens have a matrix attached


Richterite

Wilberforce, Ontario, Canada


Specimen # 1604

8 x 5.5 x 2 cm

 $ 24

Black crystals of Richerite in a light matrix
 

Tremolite

Sunset South Mine, Harquahala Mnts., Maricopa Co., Arizona


Specimen # 1605

5.5 x 3 x 3 cm


 $ 15

A fibrous amphibole with radiating tremolite fibers on a ultramafic matrix
 

Tremolite

Ostanmossa, Norberg, Sweden


Specimen # 1606

Sizes available: 

small glass tube of fibers, $ 5
 medium glass tube of fibers, $ 10
large glass tube of fibers, $ 15
very large glass tube of fibers, $ 20


Classic, brittle, loose white tremolite fibers (packed in glass tubes to protect structure of fibers and to totally contain the fibers)
 


 Dinosaur Bone

Cortez, Colorado

Specimen # 1607

A 13 x 13 x 1.5 cm slice of bone

$ 40

 


 Dinosaur Bone

Specimen # 1607

A closeup view showing the original cellular components of the bone.  Takes a fine polish when cut into individual stones or cabochons.


 
Malachite Salactite

Shaba Province, Congo

Specimen # 1608

5 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm

This is a portion of a malachite stalactite which has been sliced and polished

$ 8



Tuff Breccia

Slice of rock from Republic, Marquette County, Michigan

Specimen # 1609

 Rock contains lapilli rich tuff / breccia formed as a result of the 1.85 GA Sudbury Impact

$ 49

 

Lepidolite

Bumpus Pegmatite, Albany, Oxford County, Maine

Specimen # 1610

Lepidolite is a phyllosilicate mineral rich in lithium.  It has a pearl sheen and is composed of numerous tightly bound layers sometimes called books.


$ 39

 

Manganoapatite


(fluorescent under short wave: orange)

Gilsum, New Hamshire

Specimen # 1611

8 x 4.5 x 4 cm

This rock also contains green and black tourmaline, red garnet, spar, mica books, smoky and milky quartz and mica schist

$ 29





Pink Tourmaline

Bumpus Pegmatite, Albany, Oxford County, Maine

Specimen # 1612

The pink tourmaline found on all sides of the specimen and is embedded in sparkly mica schist

$ 55



Muscovite

Morro de Sao Joao, Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Specimen # 1614

Muscovite is a hydrated phyllosilicate mineral which contains aluminum and potassium; green color shows more on the expanded version (click on specimen)

$ 10

 

Sphalerite

Elmwood Mine, Smith County, Tennessee

Specimen # 1615

12 x 9 x 8 cm

Sphalerite is the zinc sulfide mineral. It has the typical submetallic to resinous to luster.

$ 29

   

Wollastinite

Specimen # 1619

Wollastinite (fl. yellow-orange) and Hydrozincite (fl. bright blue), Sterling Hill, Franklin Furance, New Jersey

10.5 x 8 x 2.5 cm

$ 39
   


Wollastinite

Specimen # 1619

To get a closer view, click on the specimen: the Hydrozincite is seen as small bright blue spots on the top of the specimen; Wollastinite fluoresces to a yellow color

   

Willemite and Franklinite

Specimen #  1620

Willemite (fl. green) and Franklinite is black
as it does not fluoresce; Franklin Furnace, New Jersey

The red mineral on this specimen is zinkenite.

6.5 x 4 x 4 cm

$ 59
   


Willemite and Franklinite

Specimen #  1620

Appearance of the specimen above with a long and short wave black light

   


Willemite and Franklinite

Specimen #  1620

A closer view of the specimen above
showing the striking difference in color between the two minerals


   

Calcite, Willemite, and Franklinite

Specimen # 1621

Calcite (fl. red), Willemite (fl. green) and Franklinite is black as it does not fluoresce;
Franklin Furnace, New Jersey

11 x 7 x 3 cm

$ 95


   


Calcite, Willemite, and Franklinite

Specimen # 1621

Appearance of the specimen above with a long and short wave black light



   

Calcite, Willemite, and Franklinite

Specimen # 1621


A closer view of the specimen above
showing the striking difference in color between the three minerals


 

Psilomelane

Specimen # 1622

Velarde Mine, Redhouse Mountain, Salem, Rincon District, Doña Ana County, New Mexico

10.5 x 7 x 0.7 cm

$ 45

   

Psilomelane

Specimen # 1622

A closer view of the slice of Psilomelane
cut to a thickness of 7mm
   

Psilomelane

Specimen # 1623

Velarde Mine, Redhouse Mountain, Salem, Rincon District, Doña Ana County, New Mexico

7.5 x 5 x 0.4 cm

$ 25
   

Psilomelane

Specimen # 1623

A closer view of the slice of Psilomelane
 cut to a thickness of 4mm; the lines on the specimen are from the diamond saw blade; these will sand away with fine sand paper

   

Pyrite Disk

Specimen # 1624

Baldwin # 1 Coal Mine
Marrissa, Illinois

5.5 x 5.5 0.2 cm

$ 39
   

Pyrite Disk

Specimen # 1624

A slightly closer view of the radiating disk of pyrite which formed deep underground about 300 million years ago under heat and presssure in a future coal mine at a seam between two layers of anthracite coal shale resulting in the formation of this case nearly circular shape; sometimes these disk are quite deformed and do not have a symmetical shape

   

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