MS Book and Mineral Company

Mineral Specimens

Mineral Index

Mineralogy Book Catalog

Select Mineral Books

Rock, Gem, and Mineral Book Catalog

Place an Order


MS Book and Mineral Company

Minerals from Africa


Thumbnail images below are hyperlinked....click mineral to enlarge

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. 
 









Inesite

Mineral # 1217

N'Chwaning II Mine, Kuruman
Kalahari Manganese Field
North Cape Province, South Aftica

4 x 3 1.7 cm

$ 60

   





Inesite

Mineral # 1217


Another view of  this mass of Inesite crystals
 
   


Vanadinite

Mineral # 1218

Mibladen Lead Mine

5.5 x 4 x 2.5 cm

$ 18




 


Vanadinite

Mineral # 1218


Another view, slightly enlarged, with a different light source, of this Vanadinite specimen with its heagonal crystals




 

Epidote, Prehnite, and Stilbite

Mineral # 1219

Bosomine Diggins, Bendougou Village
Arrondissement Diakon
Kayes Region, Mali

10 x 4 x 5 cm

$ 69

Large epidote specimen with smaller xls scattered on its surface


 





Epidote, Prehnite, and Stilbite

Mineral # 1219


Another view showing a Prehnite sphere sitting on the left most crystal
of epidote and small white stilbites randomly placed elsewhere; the
light source was changed to show more of the detail to the epidote crystal structure;
the color is altered from the natural green color with this light source




 





Epidote, Prehnite, and Stilbite

Mineral # 1219


Another view showing the specimen moved a few degress counter clockwise
 and and slightly downward; the light source was modified even more which resulted  in more detail, 
but with additional false purple color; the actual specimen color is shown in
the first jpeg of this mineral above





 

Aquamarine with Schorl Tourmaline

Mineral # 1200

Erongo Range, North of Karibib, Nambia


3.1 x 0.8 x 0.9 cm

 $ 29

Actual single terminated specimen has more blue color than seen here; this specimen has some Shorl crystals on its surface






Aquamarine with Schorl Tourmaline

Mineral # 1200

another view






 


Aquamarine with Schorl Tourmaline

Mineral # 1201

Erongo Range, North of Karibib, Nambia


3.3 x 0.7 x 0.8 cm

$ 59

Fine specimen with a single termination and a smaller attached aquamarine xl at an angle
near its base with numerous Schorl crystals and some Schorl inclusions; reflected light obscures the actual
blue color of the specimen


 





Aquamarine with Schorl Tourmaline

Mineral # 1201

another side view of the specimen




 



Aquamarine with Schorl Tourmaline

Mineral # 1202

Erongo Range, North of Karibib, Nambia



3.5 x 0.85 x 0.85 cm

$ 79

A gorgeous specimen with a smaller
attached aquamarine crystal at almost a right angle near its center and other small one near the right end; small Shorl crystals
scattered about

 





Aquamarine with Schorl Tourmaline

MIneral # 1202

another closer view



 


Carrollite

MIneral # 1203

Kambove, Shaba Province, Congo

9.5 x 4.6 x 2.5 cm

$ 165

A bright, showy specimen with many silver
Carrollite crystals on a gray to white matrix; specimen has a sawed, sawed flat under surface for easy display

 

 




Carrollite

MIneral # 1203


A close-up view of specimen 1203 with its
 numerous Carrollite crystalline and
non-crystalline metal fragments




Carrollite


MIneral #  1204

Kambove, Shaba Province, Congo

7 x 4 x 4.5 cm

$ 90

Same as the above specimen with fewer, but larger,  more exposed Carrolite crystals

 

 





Carrollite

MIneral #  1204

A closer view of specimen 1204; the red crystal is simply a light reflection off of mirror surface of one of the Carrollite crystals



 







Carrollite

Mineral #  1204

another view at a slightly different angle







 

Corundum


Mineral # 1205

Morogoro, Tanzania

3.5 x 3.6 x 3 cm

 $ 95

Crystal has natural flat, crystalline surfaces, pink to purple in color, nice crystal terminations
 


Corundum

Mineral # 1205

A closer view showing the depth of the
near perfectly shaped hexagonal crystal




 

Crocidolite  (Variety: Riebeckite)

MIneral # 1206

Griqualand, Koega, Namibia

9.8 x 7 x 2 cm

$ 59

A edge view of this specimen; the silver tigereye material is  between two solid rock layers and visible for 360o around the specimen;  this is probably not cutting material though as the fibers are quite compact
 



Crocidolite  (Variety: Riebeckite)

Mineral # 1206

Photo showing the edge of the specimen showing the Riebeckite; I have collected this material for years - this is the first silver tigereye I have found; quite unusual




 

Erythrite on Skutterudite matrix

Mineral # 1207

Bou Azzer, Morocco

6 x 5.5 x 3 cm

$ 75

Collected Summer, 2000
Reference: see Mineralogical Record,
Volume 32, page 58



 



 


Erythrite on Skutterudite matrix

MIneral # 1207

Another view of this select specimen which
is loaded with lots of Erythrite crystals
; as I wrapped this specimen for proper storage I realized the back side had almost as many red crystals as the front side.
 




Erythrite on Skutterudite matrix

Mineral # 1207

An even closer view showing one  flawless Erythrite crystal on this specimen.
 



Erythrite on Skutterudite matrix

Mineral  # 1208


Bou Azzer, Morocco

5 x 4 x 4.2 cm

$ 49

Collected Summer, 2000

Reference: see Mineralogical Record,
Volume 32, page 58


 






Erythrite on Skutterudite matrix

Mineral # 1208


Another view showing the specimen
from a top view; there are less crystals
on this piece, but these
crystals have different shapes







Malachite with Cerussite

MIneral # 1209

 Tsumeb, Namibia

3.3 x 2.3 x 3.5 cm

 $ 165

Note the partial "funnel" shape at the top of this specimen and also the very unusual ridge and groove structure on the malachite crystal just below.






Malachite with Cerussite

Mineral # 1209


Another closer view of the specimen








 Azurite
 
Mineral # 1210

Tsumeb, Namibia

6 x 3 x 3 cm

 $ 195

A nice selection of Azurite crystals; several appear to be chipped on the top center and bottom edge, but several select crystals are intact






 Azurite
 
MIneral # 1210

Another view at a slightly different angle










Azurite
 
Mineral # 1210


An even closer view showing these fine azurite crystals from Tsumeb.  The largest azurite is located on the right pointing straight up.  It appears to be a flawless crystal.







Malachite


Mineral # 1211

Tsumeb, Namibia 

5 x 3.5 x 1.5 cm

 $ 75

This is a top view of the specimen








Malachite

Mineral # 1211

Another view of this Malachite
specimen; as with many Tsumeb malachite
specimens, it has a slight fuzzy appearance




 







Vanadinite
 

MIneral # 1212
 

Mibladen Lead Mines
15km Northeast of Midelt, Morocco


3.7 x 3 x 3.7 cm

$ 20

Small yellow-orange crystals on barite matrix 












Vanadinite 

MIneral # 1212

Another view of the of the specimen;
click on the specimen to see this image
four times larger.






Vanadinite

Mineral # 1215

Mibladen Lead Mines
15km Northeast of Midelt, Morocco

 4 x 3 x 1.5 cm 


These vanadinite crystals have some unique shapes.  Click on specimen for enlargement. The barite matrix has some bladed extensions protruding upward in the center of this jpeg.
 






Vanadinite

Mineral # 1215

Another view with the specimen in another position.


 


Vanadinite

Mineral # 1213

Mibladen Lead Mines
15km Northeast of Midelt, Morocco

3 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm

The Vanadinite crystals are larger and 
darker orange-brown crystals than the
 specimen above; the crystals formed on a
barite matrix here also  


$ 30
 

Vanadinite

Mineral # 1213


Another closer view at a slightly different angle








Vanadinite

Mineral # 1216

Mibladen Lead Mines
15km Northeast of Midelt, Morocco

4 x 2.5 x 3 cm

Another new Vanadinite specimen with very finely shaped hexagonal crystals

$ 38
 





Vanadinite

Mineral # 1216


A closer look at this specimen
 



Wolframite

Mineral # 1214

Kayiro, Southeast D. R. Congo

7 x 4 x 2 cm          280.5 gm

 $ 99

Wolframite crystals are monoclinic, tabular
crystals and have a high density.









Wolframite

Mineral # 1214

Another view of the specimen at
a slightly different angle; edges are rounded as the local streams have these as gravel; this specimen is very dense, note the weight of the specimen






 


 







Vanadinite


Mineral # 1218

Mibladen Lead Mine
Midelt, Morroco

5.5 x 4 x 2.5 cm



$ 30



 










Vanadinite

Mineral # 1218


   












Epidote, Prehnite, Stilbite

Mineral # 1319

Bosomine Diggings, Benougou Village
Arrondissement Diakon
Kayes Regon, Mali

10 x 4 x 5 cm

$ 69




 




Epidote, Prehnite, Stilbite

Mineral # 1319






 


Epidote, Prehnite, Stilbite

Mineral # 1319








 
 
 
   

MS Book and Mineral Company

Mineral Specimens

Mineral Index

Mineralogy Book Catalog

Select Mineral Books

Rock, Gem, and Mineral Book Catalog

Place an Order