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The following is my current listing of rare minerals.  It would take me a long time to photograph and describe all of them so I am letting the customer decide what they would like to see described and pictured.  Simply e-mail ( rgangue@yahoo.com  ) a request of what minerals you would like more information on and I will take pictures for you.

RARE MINERAL LIST Updated December 20, 2004

  1. Acanthite pseudo of Polybasite on Quartz - Level 590, La Sirena Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico $15-40 TN
  2. Aegerine Albite - Poudrette Quarry, Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada; $6, 1 x 2.5 cm, Nice pair of parallel dark slender aegerine crystals held together by bladed crystals of albite.
  3. Aenigmatite - Khibiny Massif, Kola Peninsula, Murmansk District, Russia; $12, 4 x 2 cm; Small brownish grains in syenite matrix.
  4. Agrellite - Kipawa Complex, Villedieu Township, Quebec, Canada; $30, 9 x 4.5 cm, Choice fluorescent mass of long compact fibrous crystals. Nce pink fluorescence in SW UV.
  5. Allanite - Parkam, Ontario, Canada, $10, 5 x 3 cm;  Nearly the whole sample is a  incomplete single crystal.  Good representative sample with old collection number attached. Reserved
  6. Allophane - Juanita Mine, Kelly, New Mexico, $7, 3 x 2 cm, Super bright blue spheres on matrix.
  7. Allophane - Juanita Mine, Kelly, New Mexico, $7, 4 x 2 cm, Super bright blue spheres on matrix
  8. Alstonite and witherite - Minerva Mine, Hardin Co., IL Min-Scab $20-50
  9. Amblygonite - Voronji Tundra, Kola Peninsula, Russia, $12, 4 x 3.5 cm; White massive reference specimen with hand-written Russian Cyrillic label.
  10. Ancylite after Burbankite w/ Donnayite - Poudrette Quarry, Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada; $12, 3.5 x 2 cm, Unusual pseudomorph and other micros on a large feldspar crystal.
  11. Anorthite - Miakjima, Japan;  $8, 12 x 13 mm,  Blocky single crystal of this less common feldspar with a black coating typical of this classic find.
  12. Arfvedsonite & Titanite - Mt. Yukspor, Khibiny Massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia; $15, 5 x 5 cm; Thick 4 mm black blades of arfvedsonite richly in matrix with unusual sprays of amber bladed titanite crystals mixed in rock.
  13. Arsenic -  Brosso - Ivrea ,  Italy,  $25,  6.5 x 5 cm;  Very rich specimen hosting three rounded pure massas of arsenic of which the largest is 4 cm across.  Nice example of old European classic from an old collection. SOLD
  14. Arthurite - Copper Stope, Myler Mine, Majuba Hill, Pershing Co., Nevada;   6 x 4.5 cm, $20, Bright green micro crystals in a couple of bunches on matrix. 
  15. Artinite - San Benito Co., California;  $10,  Min,  Very nice acicular white sprays cover most of the display surface in excellent condition.
  16. Astrophyllite - Khibiny Massif, Kola Peninsual, Russia; $7, 5 x 2.5 cm; Nice coverage of reddish brown sparkling bladed crystals typical of this location. I feel his is the most attractive location for astrophyllite.
  17. Atacamite in Selenite - Lily Mine, Lima, Peru, TN to cab $10-35
  18. Babingtonite & Prehinite - New Street Quarry, Paterson, Passaic Co., New Jersey; $9, 4 x 3 cm, Jet black crystals of babingtonite to 3 mm on the surface with pale green prehnite. Nice representative sample from this classic East Coast locality.
  19. Baddeleyite - Palaborwa, S. Africa; TN $10;  Jet-black crystal 14 mm long frozen in matrix.  Unusual location and nice for the species.
  20. Basaluminite and Gypsum - Chickerell Brickpit, Weymouth, Dorset, England, $15;  7.5 x 4 cm;  White chalk like masses in gypsum (selenite) matrix. This is the best location in the world for this rare mineral. 
  21. Bastnaesite - Poudrette Quarry, Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada; $7, 5 x 5 cm, Microcrystals on matrix.
  22. Bavenite - Foote Mine Dumps, Kings Mountain, Cleveland Co., North Carolina; Min-Scab $10-25;  Micro sprays and scattered hair-like crystals in vugs of quartz.  The crystals range   Longest xls reach 3 mm and are easily visible with 10x.  Classic old Dana location. 
  23. Benitoite - Dallas Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California;  TN $25, Nice deep blue 5 mm triple terminated crystal.
  24. Benitoite - Dallas Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California;  TN $25,   9 mm  crystal on matrix with others.  Nice crystal in good condition.
  25. Benstonite - Minerva #1 Mine, Hardin Co., IL;   $20, 4 x 9 mm  Small but choice undamaged Thumbnail of this rare mineral.  This piece consists of a single spire of calcite with benstonite epitaxially covering the calcite needle.  This piece came off a larger piece I trimmed down and is a nice TN of this hard to find species from the Fluorite district of S. Illinois. 
  26. Bismuthinite - Kara-Oba, Karaganda Oblast, Kazakhstan; $12, 4 x 2 cm; Elongated striated crystals of sub-metallic bismuthinite  in massive quartz from an unusual location.
  27. Bismuthinite - Kara-Oba, Karaganda Oblast, Kazakhstan; $15, 3.5 x 3.5 cm; Elongated striated crystals of sub-metallic bismuthinite  in massive quartz from an unusual location.  Comes with hand written Russian Cyrillic label. SOLD
  28. Bixbyite and Pseudobrookite - Maynard Bixby Claim, Juab Co., Utah; Min, $6,   Sharp black single 3+ mm  cube on matrix with a single spearlike crystal of pseudobrookite tucked in a vug nearby.
  29. Boracite - Boulby Potash Mine, Loftus, Cleveland, England; $15, TN, Typical sparkling green micro crystals on matrix.
  30. Boracite - Boulby Potash Mine, Loftus, Cleveland, England; $25, 5 x 4 cm, Sparkling micro crystals cover matrix.  Pale green to pink stained in color from Iron?
  31. Bornite Calcite and Quartz - Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan;  $30, 8 x 6 cm, Nearly the whole surface is covered with crystals of these three minerals.  Most are small in size (micro to 2 mm) but there is a band of larger crystals running in an arc near the center.  Over a dozen bornite crystals to 6 mm with only a coule of damaged crystals.
  32. Botallackite - Dooneen Mine, Allihies, County Cork, Ireland; Min $35;  Super rich bright green micro-crystal coatings on matrix.  Unusual location for this rare copper chloride.
  33. Brazilianite - Linopolis, Minas Gerias, Brazil -  $10, 13 x 12 mm,   Very sharp tapered crystal tip with good color and some gemminess.
  34. Brazilianite - Linopolis, Minas Gerias, Brazil -  $17, 20 x 15 mm,   Very sharp tapered crystal tip with good color and some gemminess.
  35. Brewsterite - Whitesmith Mine, Strontian, Argyllshire, Scotland; 6 x 5.5 cm,  $30;  Choice example of this uncommon zeolite.  Hexagonal barrel shaped crystals with flat pinacoid terminations cover the surface.
  36. Britholite Ce (Cerite) - Jamestown, Boulder Co., Colorado; $8, 2 x 1 cm, Dark colored nearly pure mass I haven't had before.
  37. Britholite Ce (Cerite) - Jamestown, Boulder Co., Colorado; $8, 2 x 2 cm, Dark colored nearly pure mass I haven't had before.
  38. Bromo-cerargyrite (Embolite) - Broken Hill, NSW, Australia; $10, 8 x 10 mm, Greenish brown nearly pure micro-crystallized crust.  Good old time example from this classic locality.
  39. Brookite on Smoky Quartz - Magnet Cove, Hot Springs Co., Arkansas;  Min, $30,  Rich black crystals to 5 mm on grungy dark quartz matrix.  Self-collected back when I was in college.
  40. Brucite Mn - Persberg, Varmland, Sweden, $10, 5 x 2.5 cm,  Reference sample from classic location. Reserved
  41. Buergerite Tourmaline - Mexquitic, San Luis Potosi, Mexico $15, 3.5 x 3 cm;  Rich coverage of this rare species of tourmaline.  The largest crystals are 7 mm dark brown and have good luster. 
  42. Buergerite Tourmaline - Mexquitic, San Luis Potosi, Mexico $20, 4.5 x 3.5 cm;  Rich coverage of this rare species of tourmaline.  The largest crystals are 8 mm dark brown and have good luster.
  43. Canasite - Mt. Yukspor, Khibiny Massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia; $30, 3.5 x 2 cm; Yellow glassy tabular crystals frozen in matrix from the type locality.  From a special pegmatite with unusual chemistry. SOLD
  44. Carbonate-Fluorapatite - Magnetite Mine, Kovdor, Kola Peninsula, Russia; $12, 3 x 3 cm; Good pale yellow botryoidal coatings covering the surface. Pretty good fluorescence as I remember.
  45. Carbonate-Fluorapatite - Magnetite Mine, Kovdor, Kola Peninsula, Russia; $15, 3.5 x 3.5 cm; Good pale yellow botryoidal coatings covering the surface. Pretty good fluorescence as I remember.
  46. Carbonate-Fluorapatite - Magnetite Mine, Kovdor, Kola Peninsula, Russia; $25, 5.5 x 4 cm; Good pale yellow botryoidal coatings covering the surface. Pretty good fluorescence as I remember. This on comes with a hand written Russian Cyrillic label.
  47. Carletonite  - Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada; $20, 2 x 2 cm; Several mostly complete blue crystals to 4 mm in a matrix with more blue cleavages of this one location mineral. Comes with a Tyson’s Fine Minerals Inc. of Canada label.
  48. Carletonite  - Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada; $30, 3 x 2 cm; Nice single deep blue crystal over 4 mm in a matrix with more blue cleavages of this one location mineral. Comes with a Tyson’s Fine Minerals Inc. of Canada label. Reserved
  49. Cassiterite  and Quartz - Iultin Mine, Tenkergin, Chukotka , Russia;  $20,  5 x 4 cm;   Dark brown nearly black lustrous cassiterite crystals on matrix with small quartz crystals.  Lots of sparkle from an unusual locality.  The largest crystal is 4 mm with another  8 plus crystals to alittle over 1 mm.
  50. Catapleiite - Alluaire Mt., Lovozero Massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia; $25, 3 x 3; Nice example with clove brown pseudohexagonal crystals with good luster. Definitely a different look than Mont St. Hilaire with a hand written Russian Cyrillic label.
  51. Chabazite - Sokdovskiy Mine, Rudniy, Kazakhstan; $7, 2.5 x 2 cm; Nice specimen with a couple of orangish spheres of stellerite crystals on sharp rhombic flesh colored chabazite crystals.
  52. Charoite  - Murun Massif, Alden, near Chara River, Yakutia, Russia; $15, 6.5 x 5.5 cm; I normally stay away from polished minerals but this stuff is rare and very attractive when polished. Very attractive slab of this purple micaceous mineral often made into jewelry and carvings. I believe this mineral is only found in this region of Russia. SOLD 
  53. Charoite  - Murun Massif, Alden, near Chara River, Yakutia, Russia; $20, 7 x 5.5 cm; I normally stay away from polished minerals but this stuff is rare and very attractive when polished. Very attractive slab of this purple micaceous mineral often made into jewelry and carvings. I believe this mineral is only found in this region of Russia.SOLD 
  54. Childrenite - Linopolis, Minas Gerias, Brazil -  $12, 2 x 1 cm;  Large single tabular amber crystal from the famous find made at this location a number of years ago.
  55. Childrenite - Minas Gerias, Brazil - TN $30;  Large equant single crystal 14 mm on matrix of likely limonite after ??.  Not the typical material you see.  This one comes with an old   Hansen Minerals label.
  56. Chlorophane - Trumbull, Connecticut; $40, 6.5 x 5 cm, Super UV color change from SW (teal) to LW (purple) UV light. Rich massive chlorophane with zircon and fluorite matrix.
  57. Chrysoberyl - Santa Isabel, Esperito Santo, Brazil, $40, 22 x 20 mm,   Nice grouping of green twinned crystals with no matrix.
  58. Chrysoberyl - Santa Isabel, Esperito Santo, Brazil, $30, 20 x 17 mm,   Nice grouping of green twinned crystals with no matrix.  Some contact points reflected in price.
  59. Chrysoberyl - Santa Isabel, Esperito Santo, Brazil, $6, 7 x 7 mm,   Good representative single green twinned crystal with no matrix.
  60. Clinochlore - Yellow Cat Claim, San Benito Co., California;  TN, $10,  Super group of dark blue-green hexagonal plates.
  61. Clinochlore after Garnet - Michigamme, MI $20, Min, Very nice 2.5 cm psuedo after garnet in matrix.  Another one with good but not as nice pseudo of garnet crystal in matrix $10.
  62. Cobaltite - Hakansboda, Vastmanland, Sweden; $14, 2.5 x 1.5 cm,   Excellent sharp striated silver 4 mm cube nicely exposed on sulfide matrix from this classic locality.
  63. Cobaltite - Hakansboda, Vastmanland, Sweden; $20, 2 x 1.5 cm,   Excellent perfect sharp striated silver 4-5 mm pyritohedron nicely exposed on sulfide matrix from this classic locality.  Less common crystal form than the cube.
  64. Cobaltkoritnigite with Koritnigite - Jachymov, Bohemia, Czech Republic; $75, 5.5 x 3.5 cm, Deep magenta cobaltkoritnigite micro spheres with koritnigite pinkish to white coatings. Whitish pharmacolite spheres and sparse picrpharmacolite acicular microcrystals are in association. Originally labeled erythrite the new ID was confirmed by Eastern Europe expert Josef Vadjak. From the collection of Jeff Weissman photographer and originator of the CD "Photographic Guide to Mineral Species" with his label as well as 2 other prior labels SOLD
  65. Cocoxenite - Shady, Polk Co., Arkansas; $6, 7 x 6 cm; golden micro crystals from this classic location. Reserved
  66. Cookite Herderite  and Quartz - Bennett Quarry, Buckfield, Maine; $10, 3 x 5 cm; Nice example of cookeite and herderite from a classic East Coast Quarry. The herderite is fluorescent.
  67. Cummingtonite - Kurganovskoe, Urals, Russia; $15, 5 x 4.5 cm; Compact masses of fibrous crystals dominate the rock. Off white in color to brown which is likely due to Iron staining.
  68. Datolite - Dal’negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia; $15, 6 x 4.5 cm; Attractive sample with nearly 1 cm gemmy lustrousdatolite crystals partially covered with a sparkling druse of micro crystals of datolite.
  69. Dawsonite - Francon Quarry, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; $40, 6.5 x 5 cm; White micro tufts of Dawsonite richly covering the surface of clear crystals of dresserite? With a few quartz crystals thrown in for good measure. Choice sample from this extinct quarry that produced best of species for several rare ones. Comes with an old label of "The Thurston’s, Boylston Mass., The Folks in the Log Cabin".  Reserved
  70. Denisovite  - Mount Eveslogchorr, Lovozero Massif, Kola Peninsula, Murmansk District, Russia; $30, 6 x 3.5 cm; Excellent example from the type locality with mass of compact parallel fiborus light gray crystals.  Reserved  
  71. Denisovite  - Mount Eveslogchorr, Lovozero Massif, Kola Peninsula, Murmansk District, Russia; $20, 3 x 2 cm; Excellent example from the type locality with mass of compact parallel fibrous light gray crystals.
  72. Deerite  - Longvale Quarry, Mendocino Co., California, $5, 2 x 2 cm,  Rich black prismatic crystals make up most of rock.  From the type localty. Reserved
  73. Eddingtonite - Ice River, Golden, B.C., Canada; $30, 3.5 x 3 cm; Super white blocky crystals to 3 mm cover the entire surface. Former Jeff Weissman Collection.
  74. Elpidite, Leifite, Rhodochrosite, Albite - Poudrette Quarry, Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada; $7, 3 x 2 cm, Nice combo specimen of micros of the four minerals.
  75. Eudialyte -Khibiny Massif, Kola Peninsula, Murmansk District, Russia;  $50, 6 x 3.5 cm, Three deep red crystals partially exposed from matrix.  The largest crystal is 14 mm with a number of faces visible.  SOLD
  76. Euxenite - Ambohidrano, Tananarine Prov., Madagascar, $25, 1 x 2.5 cm,  Choice single crystal rather sharp for the species.
  77. Euxinite - Chaffee Co., Colorado; $10, 2 x 1 cm, Jet black pure glassy crystal fragment.  Superb conchoidal fracture.
  78. Euxinite - Chaffee Co., Colorado; $12, 2.5 x 1 cm, Jet black pure glassy crystal fragment.  Superb conchoidal fracture.
  79. Fenaksite - Khibiny Massif, Kola Peninsula, Murmansk District, Russia; $30, 5 x 2 cm; Pale pink colored cleavages frozen in matrix. Rich specimen from the type locality. SOLD
  80. Fenaksite - Khibiny Massif, Kola Peninsula, Murmansk District, Russia; $35, 7 x 7 cm; Large 1.5 x 2 cm grain of pale pink colored cleavages frozen in matrix. Rich specimen from the type locality. SOLD
  81. Ferrierite - Pinaus Lake, near Falkland, B.C., Canada; $20, 3 x 1.5 cm, Micro tufts of salmon colored ferrierite make up the whole specimen. Nice for the species.
  82. Ferrierite - Pinaus Lake, near Falkland, B.C., Canada; $20, 3 x 1 cm, Micro tufts of salmon colored ferrierite make up the whole specimen. Nice for the species.
  83. Ferrisicklerite and Xanthoxenite - Bull Moose Mine, Custer, South Dakota, $10, 4.5 x 3 cm,  Former Univ of Missouri research stock collected in the 60's.SOLD
  84. Ferro-Axinite - Puyva, Polar Urals, Russia; $15, 4.5 x 2 cm,  Lustrous group of large 4 cm crystals showing parallel growth.  Some nicks but excellent for the money.
  85. Ferro-Tantalite - Linopolis, Minas Gerais, Brazil, $25, 17 x 20 mm, Sharp black crystal group in parallel growth with minor feldspar.  Nice for the species.
  86. Fersmanite - Khibiny Massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia; $35, 5 x 4 cm; Nice 5 mm vein of dark brownish-green in matrix. From the type locality and named after famous Russian mineralogist Fersman. Reserved
  87. Flourorichterite (Edenite) - Wilberforce, Canada $10  min, Choice double terminated single crystal.
  88. Franconite - Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada; $10, 2 x 2 cm; White micro balls on matrix
  89. Freibergite - Idaho; $6, 15 x 10 mm, Rich metallic mineral mass.   From an old collection without more data.  Good reference sample.
  90. Gagarinite-Y in Cryolite - Katugin Mine, Chita Region, Russia; $25, 3.5 x 2 cm; Pale pinkish-red colored massive gagarinite-Y in a gray cryolite matrix. This rare species is named after the first Russian Cosmonaut.
  91. Gagarinite-Y in Cryolite - Katugin Mine, Chita Region, Russia; $25, 3 x 1.5 cm; Pale pinkish-red colored massive gagarinite-Y in a gray cryolite matrix. This rare species is named after the first Russian Cosmonaut.
  92. Gaspeite - Western Australia, Australia, $10 , 7 x 4.5 cm,  Rich yellow green  rich massive sample. Reserved  
  93. Gaudefroyite  - N'Chwaning Mine, Kuruman, S. A.; $15, 2.5 x 2 cm, Lustrous black slender crystals to 5 mm with quartz from the best locality for the species.
  94. Gibbsite - Baoshan, Yunnan Prov., China, $40,  8.5 x 3.5 cm,   Nearly pure  blue botryoidal gibbsite.  One of the best from the Rocksmith's stock brought over a couple of years ago. Reserved  
  95. Gismondine on Chabazite - Kelley Creek, Clackamas Co., Oregon; $9, 4 x 2.5 cm, Sparse white spheres of gismondine to 2 mm on glassy microcrystals of chabazite in vugs of basalt.
  96. Glaucodot - Hakansboda, Vastmanland, Sweden; $25, 2.5 x 1.5 cm,   Excellent sharp striated twinned 4mm crystal of this rare Cobalt sulfide nicely exposed on sulfide matrix from this classic locality.
  97. Hackmanite - Lovozero Massif, Kola Peninsula, Murmansk District, Russia; $15, 2 x 3.5 cm; Nearly pure white mass from the type locality that shows good tenbrescence. I picked this along with a few others from a Russians stock just for the UV color change to pinkish purple.
  98. Hardystonite , Willemite and Calcite - Franklin, New Jersey, $40, 9.5 x 4.5 cm, Great fluorescent collector stone with good color.
  99. Hausmannite on Hematite - N'Chwaning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa, $15, 2.5 x 2 cm,  About a dozen lustrous black crystals of Hausmannite on sparkling micro hematite needles. 
  100. Hendricksite - Trotter Dump, Franklin, Sussex Co., New Jersey,  $30, 8.5 x 5.5 cm,  Super rich coverage of this rare mica.  Franklin is the type locality.  Nice combination specimen. 
  101. Herderite - Corrego Frio, Larejeiras, Minas Gerias, Brazil; $12, 14 x 20 mm; Lustrous single golden brown crystal that is quite large for the species. Sold
  102. Herderite, Cookeite, and Quartz on Feldspar - Bennett Quarry, Buckfield, Maine; $10, 2 x 2 cm; Glassy blocky crystals of herderite to 5 mm with tan micro spheres of cookeite and small quartz crystals. It’s hard to tell the herderite from the quartz until you turn on a UV light and the herderite fluoresce nicely.
  103. Holmquisite   - Foote Mine Dumps, Kings Mountain, Cleveland Co., NC;  Min-Cab $7-15;  Bluish gray masses of fibrous crystals.
  104. Hubeite and Inesite -  Daye Mine, Hubei Province, China, $15, 5 x 3.5 cm;  This has to be one of the most attractive new species found.  Lustrous slender borwn crystals of Hubeite  to 4 mm  nestled amongst slender pink inesite crystals to 1 cm  for a nice display.
  105. Hueraulite and Rockbridgeite - Bull Moose Mine, Custer, South Dakota, $25, 7 x 7 cm,  Old-timer from the Univ of Missouri research stock collected in the early 1960's.  The surface is completely covered by micro crystals of salmon hueraulite and dark green rockbridgeite.  Many crystals are contacted due to the lack of open space but still many complete.
  106. Hutchinsonite , Orpiment and Barite - La Libertad Mine, Quirivilca, Peru, $20, 6 x 6.5 cm, Small black crystals of Hutchinsonite to 4 mm  scattered among white barite blades which are partially covered with micro orpiment.  All on a pyrite and sulfides host.
  107. Hydrotalcite - Zelenchovska, Kopi, Russia; $30, 7 x 3 cm; Nearly pure micaceous mass with pearlescent luster. Excellent representative sample.
  108. Hydroxycancrinite - Mt. Alluaiv, Lovozero Massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia; $12, 7 x 4.5 cm, Nice reference sample with massive matrix.
  109. Ilmenite   - Nadegda, Cherry Mountians, Urals, Russia $70 Min,  Nice large complete 2 cm  crystal on matrix.
  110. Ilvaite - South Mountain, ID $10 TN, Sharp black crystals on matrix from a old-time classic USA location.
  111. Johannsenite - Iron Cap Mine, Landsman Camp, Graham Co., Arizona; $10, 6 x 4 cm; Super example with nearly 1 cm thick bandsof radiating fibrous crystals.
  112. Karnasurtite - Ce - Karnasurt Mt., Lovozero Massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia; $50, 4 x 2.5 cm; Small to 8 mm grains in matrix of this rare species from the type locality. Includes a hand written Russian Cyrillic label.
  113. Kermesite - Wenshan, Yunnan Prov., China, $45, 3 x 45 mm , From the world-class find of these a couple of years ago.   I have not seen new material coming out.  I worked a good deal for these  relative to others I have seen.  This piece is very nice.
  114. Kermesite - Wenshan, Yunnan Prov., China, $8, 2 x 29 mm , From the world-class find of these a couple of years ago.   I have not seen new material coming out.  I worked a good deal for these  relative to others I have seen.
  115. Klebelsbergite  - Pereta Mine, Italy $18, 4 x 2 cm,  Choice glassy micro sprays of crystals in vugs of stibnite blades.  Very good for the species and a better buy than you can get them for from the Italians. Reserved  
  116. Kovdorskite   - Kovdor, Kola, Russia;  Min-Scab, Type locality $35, 5.5 x 4 cm; Nice 1.5 cm crystal on matrix with other mostly broken crystals.
  117. Kupletskite - Priazovie, Ukraine; $25, 3.5 x 4 cm; Light burgundy colored crystals frozen in matrix.
  118. Kupletskite - Priazovie, Ukraine; $40, 3 x 4 cm; Fibrous deep burgundy colored crystals in matrix. A Hand written Russian Cyrillic label is included. This is much richer than above.
  119. Labuntsovite - Khibiny Massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia; $20, 8 x 5 cm; Bright red blebs of labuntsovite contrast nicley with white areas of the matrix amid the large dark green blades of a pyroxene?. Hand written Russian Cyrillic label is included.
  120. Legrandite   - Ojuela Mine, Mexico $2-6 small yellow pieces of crystals.
  121. Leifite - Poudrette Quarry, Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada; $5, 1.5 x 2 cm, White sprays of needle like leifite micro crystals  on albite feldspar crystals.
  122. Leucite - Roccamonfina, Volcano, Caserta, Italy; $6, 5 x 4 cm; Trapazohedral crystals to 1 cm on volcanic matrix.
  123. Levyne - Beech Creek, Oregon, $30, 5 x 4 cm,  White bladed crystals in  vugs in Basalt.  Rich speceimen compared to others I have seen.
  124. Libethenite   - South Rim Pit, Tyrone Mine, Grant Co., NM; $10, 7.5 x 5.5 cm; Good micro crystals of libethenite on chrysocolla. Good color.
  125. Lorenzenite - Lovozero Massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia; $17, 4 x 3 cm; Choice blocky 1.4 cm crystal well exposed in matrix.
  126. Lorenzenite - Lovozero Massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia; $20, 4 x 3 cm; Choice blocky 1.8 cm crystal well exposed in matrix.
  127. Lorenzenite - Lovozero Massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia; $30, 4.5 x 3.5 cm; Choice blocky crystals to 1.2 cm frozen in matrix. Over 4 visible crystals on this one.
  128. Ludlamite - Lehmi Co., ID;  $15,20  TN, Sharp green crystals from this old-time classic USA location on matrix.  Pictures available.
  129. Lulzacite - St. Aubindes Chateaux, Loire, France; $15, 12 x 15 mm; Massive greenish gray lulzacite in golden siderite matrix. Type locality for this new mineral species
  130. Lulzacite - St. Aubindes Chateaux, Loire, France; $40, 4.5 x 3 cm; Massive greenish gray lulzacite in golden siderite matrix. Type locality for this new mineral.
  131. Lulzacite - St. Aubindes Chateaux, Loire, France; $50, 9 x 5 cm; Massive greenish gray lulzacite in golden siderite in schistose rock matrix. Minor pyrite is also in association. A very large sample of this one locality species. Type locality for this new mineral. Reserved  
  132. Luzonite   - Penshan Orebody, Chinkuashih,Taiwan;  $70 min,  Choice specimens from an old find.  Black crystals of luzomite to 2 mm cover large enargite crystals in a paramorph.  The entire specimen is luzonite crystals on enargite crystals. 
  133. Magnesium Astrophyllite - Khibiny Massif, Kola Peninsula, Murmansk District, Russia; $40, 3.5 x 4 cm; Vein of light greenish is exposed as it crosses the matrix. Nice example of this uncommon mineral from the type locality with handwritten Russian cyrillic label.
  134. Mangan-neptunite, and Serandite - Poudrette Quarry, Mont Saint Hilaire, Quebec, Canada; $100 Scab 
  135. Margarite - Chester Emory Mines, Chester, Hampden Co., Massachusetts; $20, 5 x 4.5 cm; Cross section of a vien filled with pale lavender cleavages of margarite. Excellent sample from this old local.
  136. Margarite - Polar Urals, Russia; $12, 6 x 4 cm; Nearly pure off white mass of fibrous crystals. Nice reference sample with Cyrillic label.
  137. Meliphanite - Keivi, Kola Peninsula, Murmansk District, Russia; $40, 6 x 3.5; Pea green cleavage sections to 7 x 7 mm in matrix. This one comes with a hand written Russian Cyrillic label.
  138. Mendipite - #1 Vein, Merehead Qry, Somerset, England $18 ; 4.5 x 3 cm;   Rich white to rare pinkish cleavages in dark matrix. Super reference piece.
  139. Metaswitzerite   - Foote Mine, Kings Mountain, Cleveland County, North Carolina; $7, Min;  Sparse micros and micaceous aggregates.
  140. Mitridatite and Rockbridgeite on Quartz - Bull Moose Mine, Custer, South Dakota; $20, 10 x 6 cm, Green coatings and micro spheres of these two closely related phosphate minerals.  Collected in the early 60's was formerly part of Univ of Missouri Research stock.
  141. Monticellite - Crestmore Qry, CA $15 loose single double term xls 4 - 6 mm  SOLD 
  142. Monticellite - Kovdor, Kola Peninsula, Russia; $12, 4 x 4 cm; Deep olive green 1-3 mm granular crystals frozen in matrix.
  143. Nahcolite - Nahcolite Mountain, Rifle, Colorado; $10, 3.5 x 1 cm;   Nearly pure white satin spar looking mass from the type locality.
  144. Nahcolite - Nahcolite Mountain, Rifle, Colorado; $8, 3 x 1.5 cm;   Nearly pure mostly white satin spar looking mass from the type locality.
  145. Narsarsukite - Mountain Flora, Russia;  $20,  5 x 4 cm,  Peach colored blocky crystals to 15 mm frozen in matrix.
  146. Narsarsukite - Mountain Flora, Russia;  $20,  4 x 3.5 cm,  Peach colored blocky crystals to 10 mm frozen in matrix.  Very nice example.
  147. Narsarsukite - Turi, Kola Peninsula, Murmansk District, Russia; $6, 6 x 4 cm; tan grains to 4 mm frozen in matrix. Much different from Mt. St. Hilaire material and with a hand written Russian Cyrillic label.
  148. Nefedovite - Mt. Yukspor, Khibiny Massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia; $30, 3 x 2.5 cm; White tabular crystals to 5 mm frozen in matrix from the type locality. Many associated minerals in this rock from one of the most unique pegmatites in the world. This one comes with a handwritten Russian Cyrillic label. SOLD
  149. Normandite - Mt. Partomchorr, Khibiny Massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia; $25, 5.5 x 4.5 cm; Superb example of this newer species with three sprays of the red-orange crystals on matrix. The largest spray is over 2 cm across.
  150. Normandite - Mt. Partomchorr, Khibiny Massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia; $30, 5 x 4 cm; Superb example of this newer species with three sprays of the reddish crystals on matrix. The largest spray is over 2.5 cm across.
  151. Orientite - Keweenaw Co., Michigan; $3, 8 x 9 mm, Small but rich piece of this rare Manganese mineral.
  152. Pachnolite - Ivigtuk, Grrenland; $35, 8 x 6 cm; Micro crystals fill vugs across the large slightly iron stained surface. From the Dr. Warren Johansson Collection with his label and an older one with a 1944 date on the back. Reserved  
  153. Paravauxite   and Sigloite - Siglo Mine, Llallagua, Bolivia; $50, Min   Choice cream colored crystals cover the surface.
  154. Parsettensite   - Foote Mine, Kings Mountain, Cleveland County, North Carolina; $7-15, Min;  Micros needing 20x dark colored spherical aggregates..
  155. Pectolite - Khibiny Massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia; $12, 6.5 x 3.5 cm; Fibrous off-white crystals richly cover one face of the rock. Unusual location for this mineral.
  156. Perlialite - Khibiny Massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia; $35, 5 x 4 cm; White massive perlialite in a vein showing on a polished surface.
  157. Perlialite - Khibiny Massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia; $40, 4.5 x 3.5 cm; White massive perlialite in a vein showing on a polished surface. This one comes with a handwritten Russian Cyrillic label.
  158. Phosgenite - Terrible Mine Isle, Colorado; $8, 18 x 12 mm, Dark gray glassy mass from an old Colorado location I have never heard of before.  This one should fluoresce nicely.
  159. Phosisaite in Ussingite - Mount Kedykverpakhk, Lovozero Massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia, $30, 2.5 x 3 cm, Reddish brown blades of phosisaite frozen in pale purple ussingite matrix. This is the type locality for phosisaite.
  160. Phosisaite in Ussingite - Mount Kedykverpakhk, Lovozero Massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia, $40, 4 x 3.5 cm, Reddish brown blades of phosisaite frozen in pale purple ussingite matrix. This is the type locality for phosisaite and includes a hand written Russian Cyrillic label.
  161. Planerite - Mauldin Mountain Quarry, Mt. Ida, Montgomery Co., AR, $25; 3 x 5.5 cm;  Super rich light green bubbly coatings on matrix.  These are the best examples of this rare phosphate found in the world.  This piece consists of a vein filling 5 mm thick of thousands of balls of planerite cemented togather. 
  162. Plattnerite   - Mapimi, Durango, Mexico;  9 x 11 cm $20;   Super rich black micro crystals and with very nice sprays of glassy clear hemimorphite crystals on the back.
  163. Plombierite and Scawtite - Crestmore Quarry, Riverside Co., California; $70, 8 x 6 cm, White compact fibrous crsytals plombierite cover the surface of the rock with intermixed Scawtite micro crystals on the surface. X-ray confirmed from old 1960’s University of Missouri research stock. Choice example from this classic California locality for rare species.
  164. Poldevaartite - N'Chwaning II Mine, Kurumen, Republic of South Africa; $40, 2.5 x 1.5 cm,  Very nice ball shaped cluster of flesh colored crystals make up nearly the whole example.  I had first choice of this South African dealers stock who is normally one of the cheapest around.  Choice and undamaged!
  165. Polylithionite - Lovozero Massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia; $10, 5 x 4.5 cm; Pale purple to white massive reference sample.
  166. Polylithionite - Lovozero Massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia; $4, 3 x 2 cm; Pale purple to white massive reference sample.
  167. Polybasite - Level 590, La Sirena Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico - $10-50, TN-Min, Nice crystals of this rare silver mineral on/off matrix.
  168. Polylithionite, Aegerine, and Natrolite - Mont Saint Hilaire, Quebec, Canada; $50, 6 x 5.5 cm, Excellent association piece with plates of polylithionite crystals to 1 cm covering a 3 cm area on one end, white elongated crystals of natrolite to 2 cm covering a 4 cm area pierced by long black spears of aegrine to 4 cm. Very nice with crystals covering all surfaces and no obvious point of attachment.  The polylithionite is nicely fluorescent in SWUV.
  169. Polylithionite, Aegerine, and Natrolite - Mont Saint Hilaire, Quebec, Canada; $10, 2 x 2.5 cm, Excellent association piece with plates of polylithionite crystals to 4 mm with white elongated crystals of natrolite to 1.5 cm. Very nice with crystals covering all surfacest.  The polylithionite is nicely fluorescent in SWUV
  170. Pseudobrookite and Hematite - Thomas Range, Juab Co., Utah, $12, 5 x 4 cm;  Several needle like crystals of pseudobrookite to 5 mm on matrix the largest crystals tip is into the matrix.  There are a couple of terminated crystals.  Neat paper thin hematite crystals to 4 mm also scattered on matrix. Ex George White Collection.
  171. Pyrolusite - Urals, Russia;  $15, 4.5 x 3 cm,   Nearly pure specimen of MnO with a nice  vug 1 x 2 cm across with sparkling crystals of pyrolusite.  Nice specimen from an unusual location and includes hand written Russian Cyrillic label.
  172. Raite, Penkvilksite, & Zorite? - Yubileinaya Pegmatite, Lovozero Massif, Kola Peninsula, Murmansk District, Russia; $60, 8 x 5 cm; This large sample from the famous rare pegmatite is a treasure trove of rare minerals. There look to be over 5 different minerals including what I believe is the Zorite. Type locality for Raite and Zorite and includes hand written Russian Cyrillic label.
  173. Rinkite - Mt. Rasvumchorr, Khibiny Massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia; $30, 4 x 3 cm; Bladed tan colored masses in matrix.
  174. Rockbridgeite and Faifieldite - Bull Moose Mine, Custer, South Dakota;  $15, 7 x 5 cm,  Micro green spheres with minor off white fairfielite.  Former Univ of Missouri research stock collected in the early 1960's.
  175. Scapolite -  Aracruz, Espirito Santo, Brazil, $15, 3 x 1 cm,  Long, slender, pale yellow, terminated, gemmy,  translucent single crystal.  This material comes from gem rough so very fine crystals for the species.  These fluoresce red in SWUV.
  176.  Scapolite -  Aracruz, Espirito Santo, Brazil, $25, 4 x 1 cm,  Long, slender, pale yellow, terminated, gemmy,  translucent single crystal.  This material comes from gem rough so very fine crystals for the species.  These fluoresce red in SWUV
  177. Scapolite -  Aracuai, Minas Gerais, Brazil, $5, 24 x 5 mm,  Long, slender, pale yellow, terminated,  translucent single crystal.  I'm not sure if the location is actually the same for those above or not.  The location name is similar as well as the look of the crystalsbut this is the information I got.  These fluoresce red in SWUV
  178. Scorodite - Gold Hill Mine, Toole Co., Utah;  Min 3.5 x 4.5 cm $20;   Dark green sparkling micro crystals richly cover matrix.  More crystals on the back.
  179. Seidozerite - Seidozero Lake, Lovozero Massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia; $30, 4 x 3 cm; Dark mohogeny colored grains frozen in matrix. Nice sample from the type locality.
  180. Seidozerite - Seidozero Lake, Lovozero Massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia; $30, 4 x 3 cm; Dark mohogeny colored grains frozen in matrix. Nice sample from the type locality.
  181. Sellaite - Suranskoe deposit, Bashkiria, Urals, Russia; $45, 6 x 4 cm; Very rich white cleavages makes up most of matrix.
  182. Semseyite  - Herja Mine, Romania;  $50 TN Large group of bladed crystals.  Choice TN
  183. Semseyite  - Herja Mine, Romania;  $75, 5 x 4.5 cm; Choice bladed  crystal group nicely centered on sulfide crystal matrix. Old David New label is included.
  184. Serandite, and Mangan-neptunite  - Poudrette Quarry, Mont Saint Hilaire, Quebec, Canada $100 Scab
  185. Sericite after Tourmaline - Noyes Mountain, Greenwood, Maine,  $20, 3 x 2.5 cm,  Three Tourmaline crystals to 2 cm in parallel growth are altering to sericite.  Nice example of this unusual pseudomorph.
  186. Sericite after Tourmaline - Noyes Mountain, Greenwood, Maine,  $15, 3 x 2 cm,  Double terminated Tourmaline crystals to 1.5 cm on matrix is altering to sericite.  Nice example of this unusual pseudomorph
  187. Siegenite - Buick Mine, MO $4-50 TN - cab
  188. Spangolite - Mex-Tex Mine, NM $8, 2 x 3 cm   Blue microcrystals on galena.
  189. Stellerite on Chabazite - Sokdovskiy Mine, Rudniy, Kazakhstan; $25, 5 x 3.5 cm; Superb colorful specimen with orangish spheres of stellerite crystals to 9 mm well placed on sharp rhombic salmon colored chabazite crystals. This is the best Stellerite of the bunch and comes with a hand written Russian Cyrillic label.   SOLD
  190. Szenicsite - Jardinera #1 Mine, Inca de Oro, Chile; $25, 18 x 12 mm, Deep green crystals on matrix. Nice for this super rare one locality species.
  191. Tarbuttite - Broken Hill, Zambia $10-25 TN - min.  Very nice samples with crystals richly on matrix.
  192. Tennantite on Quartz - El Cobre Mine, Concepcion del Oro, Zacatecas, Mexico; $7-45, Min- Scab, Chioce sharp black crystals on white quartz crystals for a great contrast.
  193. Tennantite - Berjozovskol, Urals, Russia; $10, 1 x 1 cm; Sharp complex group of somewhat irridescent tennatite crystals. Kind of small but nice from an unusual locality.
  194. Thomsonite - Lake Superior, Michigan; $10, 3 x 2 cm,  Nice sample of this interesting occurance of amygdoidal filling.  At least three sprays with eyes are visible and should polish very nicely.
  195. Thomsonite - Hammerunterwiesenthal, Erzgeberge, Germany, $15, 4 x 3 cm;  Glassy clear terminated crystals cover the surface.  Unusual location with a Looong name.  Reserved  
  196. Thorite w/ Zircon - Saranac Prospect, Tory Hill, Ontario, Canada; $3, 14 x 10 mm; Ugly brown black mass from an old collection.
  197. Titanite & Arfvedsonite - Mt. Yukspor, Khibiny Massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia; $18, 6 x 6 cm; Unusual starburst like sprays of amber bladed titanite crystals mixed in rock with black blades of arfvedsonite.
  198. Titanite & Arfvedsonite - Mt. Yukspor, Khibiny Massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia; $15, 5.5 x 5 cm; Unusual starburst like sprays of amber bladed titanite crystals mixed in rock with black blades of arfvedsonite.
  199. Tirodite and Tremolite - GTC, Talcville, Lawrence Co., New York; $35, 9 x 5.5, Superb 4 color fluorescent sample with talc and calcite to go with the tremolite and tirodite. It looks all white until you turn on the SW UV light.
  200. Uranpitchblende with Malachite - Steinbr. Wrexen, Waldeck, Germany, $25,  7 x 4.5 cm ,  A real old-timer from Europe.  Black soot colored massive with green malachite.  rich. Reserved  
  201. Ushkovite on Rosherite - Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil; $25, 2 x 2 cm, Over 8 orangish micro crystals of ushkovite on brown rosherite matrix. Not pretty but good examples for the species.
  202. Uvarovite - Jackson Mine, California;  TN, $15,  I had never seen these from the USA until I purchased this pair of specimens out of an old collection.   Location is in the literature just seldom seen.  Superb deep green micro crystals on black matrix.
  203. Vauquelinite & Crocoite - Berezovskoye, Sverdlovsk District, Middle Urals, Russia; $20, 9x 6 cm; Good large reference example from the type locality for two minerals. Good amount of coverage if unspectacular crystals and priced right with accompanying Russian Label in Cyrillic.
  204. Vesignieite - Kalna, Bohemia, Czech Republic; $35, 9 x 6 cm, Nodule broken open to expose green vesignieite surrounding black grains of an unknown mineral from this old time European location.
  205. Villiaumite and Pectolite - Lovozero Massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia; $30, 4 x 3.5 cm;   Deep burgandy red blocky crystalline villiaumite contrasting with white needles of pectolite.  Attractive for such a rare mineral.
  206.  Villiaumite and Pectolite - Lovozero Massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia; $15, 2 x 1.5 cm;   Deep burgandy red blocky crystalline villiaumite contrasting with minor white needles of pectolite.  Attractive for such a rare mineral.
  207. Weberite - Porga, Ukraine; $20, 6 x 4 cm; Cream colored vein to 4 mm in matrix. Much richer than the above with Cyrillic label.
  208. Weloganite - Francon Quarry, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; $20, 6.5 x 4.5 cm; Stacked hexagonal plates forming a crystal over 1 cm long. From the type (and I think only) locality for this rare fluorescent mineral that is now closed. Reserved  
  209. Wohlerite  - Saga Mine, Langesund, Norway;  Min, $15,  Massive golden brown crystalline blades frozen in matrix.
  210. Yofortierite - Mt. Karnasurt, Lovozero Massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia; $35, 3 x 3 cm; Dark colored crude crystals to 4mm in vug with other unknown crystals. This one comes with a handwritten Russian Cyrillic label.
  211. Yuksporite - Mt. Yukspor, Khibiny Massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia; $35, 7.5 x 5 cm; Choice reddish brown to flesh colored fibrous masses slabbed and polished to show better. Very attractive for such a rare mineral and from the Type locality.
  212. Yuksporite - Mt. Yukspor, Khibiny Massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia; $30, 6 x 3.5 cm; Choice reddish brown to flesh colored fibrous masses slabbed and polished to show better. Very attractive for such a rare mineral and from the Type locality.
  213. Zircon - Mountain Vivnbed, Lavozero Massif, Russia $12,  3.5 x 2 cm, Nice group of 6 plus crystals and is very fluorescent.  Some contact spots on the zircon but priced right.  
  214. Zircon - Brumada, Bahia, Brazil, $5, 15 x 10 mm,  12 mm on edge complete floater crystal with only a mm nick on one corner .
  215. Zoisite - Nightengale, Nevada; $5-15, TN single crystals 7-12mm;  Deep green single slender prismatic crystals from the University of Missouri reference collections.  Purchased from Ward's scientific back in the 1950's.  Terminated crystals are $15.

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