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Minerals from Classic Localities For Sale

Below is a gallery of high quality classic mineral specimens from closed or lost localities known for great mineral specimens acquired from old collections available for sale from John Betts - Fine Minerals in New York City, NY. To purchase mineral specimens, go to the Online order form.

Sizes: (t) = Thumbnail, (m) = Miniature, (c) = Cabinet, (lc) = Large Cabinet

Rutile for sale from Graves Mountain, Lincoln County, Georgia
#75639, Rutile, Graves Mountain, Georgia (t) $125

Elbaite var. Rubellite Tourmaline with minor Cookeite for sale from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande District, San Diego County, California
#76516, Elbaite var. Rubellite Tourmaline with minor Cookeite, Himalaya Mine, California (t) $215

Rutile with Muscovite and Quartz for sale from Onganja Mine, Seeis, Khomas, Namibia
#79853, Rutile with Muscovite and Quartz, Onganja Mine, Namibia (t) $150

Acanthite for sale from San Juan de Rayas Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico
#70597, Acanthite, San Juan de Rayas Mine, Mexico (t) $35

Elbaite var. Rubellite Tourmaline with minor Lepidolite for sale from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande District, San Diego County, California
#70615, Elbaite var. Rubellite Tourmaline with minor Lepidolite, Himalaya Mine, California (t) $55

Elbaite var. Rubellite Tourmaline for sale from Cruzeiro Mine, Santa Maria do Suacui, Minas Gerais, Brazil
#70810, Elbaite var. Rubellite Tourmaline, Cruzeiro Mine, Brazil (t) $225

Hematite for sale from Congonhas do Campo, Minas Gerais, Brazil
#73794, Hematite, Congonhas do Campo, Brazil (c) $275

Elbaite var. Bi-colored Tourmaline (doubly terminated) for sale from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande District, San Diego County, California
#74733, Elbaite var. Bi-colored Tourmaline (doubly terminated), Himalaya Mine, California (t) $165

Magnetite (rare cubic and tetrahexahedral crystal form) for sale from ZCA Mine No. 4, Fowler Ore Body, 2500' Level, Balmat, St. Lawrence County, New York
#79865, Magnetite (rare cubic and tetrahexahedral crystal form), ZCA Mine No. 4, Fowler Ore Body, New York (t) $325

Mimetite over Calcite-Smithsonite for sale from Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia
#73796, Mimetite over Calcite-Smithsonite, Tsumeb Mine, Namibia (c) $95

Quartz var. Chalcedony for sale from N'Chwaning Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
#79855, Quartz var. Chalcedony, N'Chwaning Mine, South Africa (t) $125

Elbaite var. Rubellite Tourmaline for sale from Alto Ligonha District, Zambezia, Mozambique
#73006, Elbaite var. Rubellite Tourmaline, Alto Ligonha District, Mozambique (t) $225

Beryl var. Emerald for sale from Ural Mountains, Russia
#79999, Beryl var. Emerald, Russia (t) $125

Rutile (twinned crystals) for sale from Graves Mountain, Lincoln County, Georgia
#77218, Rutile (twinned crystals), Graves Mountain, Georgia (m) $325

Elbaite var. Rubellite Tourmaline with gem nodule for sale from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande District, San Diego County, California
#70811, Elbaite var. Rubellite Tourmaline with gem nodule, Himalaya Mine, California (t) $165

Hematite (parallel crystals) for sale from near Bouse, Buckskin Mountains, La Paz County, Arizona
#77337, Hematite (parallel crystals), near Bouse, Buckskin Mountains, Arizona (t) $150

Elbaite var. Rubellite Tourmaline for sale from Cruziero Mine, Santa Maria do Suacui, Minas Gerais, Brazil
#72539, Elbaite var. Rubellite Tourmaline, Cruziero Mine, Brazil (t) $125

SET: Cubic magnetite cluster AND Magazine with article on the cubic magnetite find $325

Rocks & Minerals, New York State Special Issue II, May-June 2008 for sale from Volume 83, Number 3, soft cover, edited by Marie Huizing
#80048, Rocks & Minerals, New York State Special Issue II, May-June 2008, Volume 83, Number 3, edited by Marie Huizing

$325 for mineral and magazine

Magnetite (rare cubic and tetrahexahedral crystal form) for sale from ZCA Mine No. 4, Fowler Ore Body, 2500' Level, Balmat, St. Lawrence County, New York
#79865, Magnetite (rare cubic and tetrahexahedral crystal form), ZCA Mine No. 4, Fowler Ore Body, New York

$325 for mineral and magazine

Ferberite with Siderite, Fluorapatite, Pyrite for sale from Panasqueira Mine, Barroca Grande, 21 km. west of Fundao, Castelo Branco, Portugal
#75036, Ferberite with Siderite, Fluorapatite, Pyrite, Panasqueira Mine, Portugal (c) $450

Vanadinite for sale from Touissit Mine, 21 km SSE of Oujda, Jerada Province, Oriental, Morocco
#77214, Vanadinite, Touissit Mine, Morocco (c) $495

Gold (naturally crystallized native gold) for sale from Bald Mountain, Sonora District, Tuolumne County, California
#78088, Gold (naturally crystallized native gold), Bald Mountain, Sonora District, California (m) $5850

Fluorite for sale from Hilton Mine, Scordale, 4 km NE of Hilton, Cumbria, England
#78072, Fluorite, Hilton Mine, Scordale, England (c) $475

Analcime with Calcite for sale from Cape Split, Blomidon Peninsula, Nova Scotia, Canada
#78304, Analcime with Calcite, Cape Split, Blomidon Peninsula, Canada (lc) $85

Braunite-II with Calcite for sale from N'Chwaning II Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
#78758, Braunite-II with Calcite, N'Chwaning II Mine, South Africa (m) $725

Malachite (polished slice of concentric-growth malachite stalactite) for sale from Kolwezi District, Katanga (Shaba) Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo
#75214, Malachite (polished slice of concentric-growth malachite stalactite), Kolwezi District, Democratic Republic of the Congo (c) $225

Cerussite sixling-twinned crystals with Hydrocerussite coating plus minor Calcite for sale from Tsumeb Mine, Lead Pocket, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia
#75233, Cerussite sixling-twinned crystals with Hydrocerussite coating plus minor Calcite, Tsumeb Mine, Lead Pocket, Namibia (m) $425

Dioptase and Calcite for sale from Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia
#73795, Dioptase and Calcite, Tsumeb Mine, Namibia (c) $450

Buergerite (Fluor-buergerite) Tourmaline for sale from near Mexquitic, San Luis Potosí, Mexico
#78663, Buergerite (Fluor-buergerite) Tourmaline, near Mexquitic, Mexico (Type Locality for Buergerite) (m) $225

Malachite pseudomorphs after Azurite for sale from Tsumeb Mine, 1st Oxide Zone, Upper Level, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia
#75242, Malachite pseudomorphs after Azurite, Tsumeb Mine, 1st Oxide Zone, Upper Level, Namibia (m) $450

Gold (naturally crystallized native gold) for sale from Coulterville-Mariposa region, Mother Lode Belt, Mariposa County, California
#78082, Gold (naturally crystallized native gold), Coulterville-Mariposa region, Mother Lode Belt, California (t) $2250

Gold (naturally crystallized native gold) for sale from Coulterville-Mariposa region, Mother Lode Belt, Mariposa County, California
#78083, Gold (naturally crystallized native gold), Coulterville-Mariposa region, Mother Lode Belt, California (t) $2550

Chalcocite pseudomorphs after Covellite with Enargite, Pyrite and Quartz for sale from Butte District, Summit Valley, Silver Bow County, Montana
#78480, Chalcocite pseudomorphs after Covellite with Enargite, Pyrite and Quartz, Butte District, Montana (c) $375

Inesite for sale from N'Chwaning II Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
#75034, Inesite, N'Chwaning II Mine, South Africa (lc) $600

Azurite twinned crystals with Cerussite for sale from Tsumeb Mine, Easter Pocket, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia
#73443, Azurite twinned crystals with Cerussite, Tsumeb Mine, Easter Pocket, Namibia (m) $500

Gold (naturally crystallized native gold) on Quartz for sale from Mother Lode Belt, Tuolumne County, California
#72191, Gold (naturally crystallized native gold) on Quartz, Mother Lode Belt, California (m) $1850

Manganite with minor Barite for sale from Ilfeld, Nordhausen, Harz Mountains, Thuringia, Germany
#77211, Manganite with minor Barite, Ilfeld, Nordhausen, Germany (Type Locality for Manganite) (c) $425

Gold (naturally crystallized native gold) on Quartz for sale from Mother Lode Belt, Tuolumne County, California
#72191, Gold (naturally crystallized native gold) on Quartz, Mother Lode Belt, California (m) $1950

Mimetite over Calcite-Smithsonite for sale from Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia
#73796, Mimetite over Calcite-Smithsonite, Tsumeb Mine, Namibia (c) $125

Hematite for sale from Congonhas do Campo, Minas Gerais, Brazil
#73794, Hematite, Congonhas do Campo, Brazil (c) $375

Fluorite and Quartz for sale from Collector's Corner, West Boltsburn Level, Rookhope, County Durham, England
#75118, Fluorite and Quartz, Collector's Corner, West Boltsburn Level, England (m) $975

Dioptase for sale from Christmas Mine, Banner District, Gila County, Arizona
#72015, Dioptase, Christmas Mine, Arizona (c) $350

Hambergite for sale from Little Three Mine, Ramona District, San Diego County, California
#78725, Hambergite, Little Three Mine, Ramona District, California (m) $325 ex. John Sinkankas

Adamite var. Purple Manganoan Adamite for sale from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
#79874, Adamite var. Purple Manganoan Adamite, Mina Ojuela, Mexico (t) $325

Fluorite with minor Calcite for sale from Skears Mine, Firestone Level, Middleton-in-Teesdale,  County Durham, England
#73188, Fluorite with minor Calcite, Skears Mine, Firestone Level, England (lc) $775

BOURNONITE FROM CHINA

Fifteen to twenty years ago bournonite specimens from China were readily available, yet quite expensive. The Yaogangxian Mine was producing fine specimens then, some worth up to $1 million. Bournonite is an uncommon (there are only 138 photos of bournonite from China listed on Mindat.org) sulfosalt mineral, with the formula: PbCuSbS3. Bournonite crystals are commonly complexly twinned, resulting in complex clusters of parallel twinned crystals, with parallel crystal faces, and if cyclic-twinned will exhibit the classic "cog wheel" habit.

The bournonite specimens below are from a stash that was collected in China around the 2000, and have not seen the light of day since they were collected. This is a rare opportunity to acquire this uncommon mineral in large crystals and at discounted prices compared to 15 years ago.

Bournonite complexly twinned crystals for sale from Yaogangxian Mine, Nanling Mountains, Hunan, China
#75249, Bournonite complexly twinned crystals, Yaogangxian Mine, China (m) $350

Bournonite (doubly terminated complexly twinned crystals) for sale from Yaogangxian Mine, Nanling Mountains, Hunan, China
#75231, Bournonite (doubly terminated complexly twinned crystals), Yaogangxian Mine, China (m) $275

 

 

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