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For Sale Mineral Oddities and Unusual Minerals
Phantoms, Faden, Twins, Gwindels, Enhydros, Scepters , Radioactive Minerals

Below is a gallery of mineral oddities and unusual minerals: Bent Crystals, Phantoms, Faden, Twins, Gwindel, Enhydro, Scepter, radioactive, meteorites, epitaxial, twinned, doubly-terminated) for sale from John Betts - Fine Minerals in New York City, NY. To purchase mineral specimens, go to the Online order form.

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Calcite with Millerite inclusions from Corydon Crushed Stone Quarry, Harrison County, Indiana
#64655, Calcite with Millerite inclusions, Corydon Crushed Stone Quarry, Indiana (t) $30

Quartz with Hematite and Chlorite inclusions (with phantom-growth zoning) from Messina Mine, Limpopo Province, South Africa
#72051, Quartz with Hematite and Chlorite inclusions (with phantom-growth zoning), Messina Mine, South Africa (c) $65

Cerussite (twinned crystals) on Galena from Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia
#58152, Cerussite (twinned crystals) on Galena, Tsumeb Mine, Namibia (m) $65

Fluorite (twinned crystals with phantom-zoning) from Alston Moor, Cumberland, England
#61963, Fluorite (twinned crystals with phantom-zoning), Alston Moor, England (m) $275

Azurite (twinned crystals) from Tsumeb Mine, Easter Pocket, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia
#69307, Azurite (twinned crystals), Tsumeb Mine, Easter Pocket, Namibia (m) $225

Calcite (twinned crystals) from Holbrook Mine, Bisbee, Warren District, Cochise County, Arizona
#71926, Calcite (twinned crystals), Holbrook Mine, Bisbee, Arizona (c) $55

Quartz var. Smoky-Amethyst with two-phase inclusion (Enhydro) from Goboboseb Mountains, 43 km west of Brandberg Mountain, Erongo region, Namibia
#70505, Quartz var. Smoky-Amethyst with two-phase inclusion (Enhydro), Goboboseb Mountains, Namibia (c) $125

Smithsonite (stalactitic formations of parallel crystals) from Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia
#61150, Smithsonite (stalactitic formations of parallel crystals), Tsumeb Mine, Namibia (c) $150

Calcite (twinned crystals) with Limonite from Daye, Huangshi, Hubei, China
#69218, Calcite (twinned crystals) with Limonite, Daye, Huangshi, China (c) $325

Quartz var. Amethyst Quartz with Hematite inclusions over Barite from Pearl Station, Thunder Bay District, Ontario, Canada
#71048, Quartz var. Amethyst Quartz with Hematite inclusions over Barite, Pearl Station, Canada (m) $38

Quartz with Hematite inclusions (with phantom-growth zones) from Orange River, Namakwa, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
#68427, Quartz with Hematite inclusions (with phantom-growth zones), Orange River, Namakwa, South Africa (c) $40

Calcite (interpenetrant-twinned crystals) from Prospect Park Quarry, Prospect Park, Passaic County, New Jersey
#71023, Calcite (interpenetrant-twinned crystals), Prospect Park Quarry, New Jersey (m) $30

Calcite (twinned crystals) from Daye, Huangshi, Hubei, China
#70278, Calcite (twinned crystals), Daye, Huangshi, China (c) $125

Epidote (twinned crystals) from Alchuri, Shigar Valley, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan
#55409, Epidote (twinned crystals), Alchuri, Shigar Valley, Pakistan (m) $225

Cerussite (twinned crystals) on Dolomite from Mibladen, Atlas Mountains, Khénifra Province, Morocco
#60438, Cerussite (twinned crystals) on Dolomite, Mibladen, Morocco (m) $150

Fluorite over Fluorite (with phantom-growth zoning) from Xianghuapu Mine, Xianghualing, 32 km north of Linwu, Chenzhou, Hunan, China
#70350, Fluorite over Fluorite (with phantom-growth zoning), Xianghuapu Mine, Xianghualing, China (c) $225

Microcline (Baveno Law twin) from Moat Mountain, west of North Conway, Carroll County, New Hampshire
#56130, Microcline (Baveno Law twin), Moat Mountain, west of North Conway, New Hampshire (c) $85

Calcite (twinned crystals) from McBride, British Columbia, Canada
#63551, Calcite (twinned crystals), McBride, Canada (m) $40

Cerussite (twinned crystals) from Mibladen, Atlas Mountains, Khénifra Province, Morocco
#70871, Cerussite (twinned crystals), Mibladen, Morocco (t) $24

Quartz var. Amethyst (zoned crystal slice) from Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
#72068, Quartz var. Amethyst (zoned crystal slice), Hyderabad, India (m) $65

Calcite (interpenetrant-twinned crystals) on Datolite Cast from Prospect Park Quarry, Prospect Park, Passaic County, New Jersey
#71025, Calcite (interpenetrant-twinned crystals) on Datolite Cast, Prospect Park Quarry, New Jersey (m) $18

Malachite (concentric growth malachite polished slice) from Kolwezi District, Katanga (Shaba) Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo
#70585, Malachite (concentric growth malachite polished slice), Kolwezi District, Democratic Republic of the Congo (c) $150

Copper (Spinel Law twins) from Itauz Mine, Karaganda Oblast', Kazakhstan
#69596, Copper (Spinel Law twins), Itauz Mine, Kazakhstan (m) $85

Quartz var. Amethyst Quartz with Hematite inclusions from Pearl Station, Thunder Bay District, Ontario, Canada
#71050, Quartz var. Amethyst Quartz with Hematite inclusions, Pearl Station, Canada (m) $50

Cerussite with Calcite from Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia
#61500, Cerussite with Calcite, Tsumeb Mine, Namibia (c) $165

Fluorite (interpenetrant-twinned crystals) from Blackdene Mine, Ireshopeburn, Weardale District, County Durham, England
#64345, Fluorite (interpenetrant-twinned crystals), Blackdene Mine, Ireshopeburn, England (c) $250

Calcite with Boulangerite-Jamesonite inclusions from Herja Mine (Kisbanya), Baia Mare, Maramures, Romania
#60797, Calcite with Boulangerite-Jamesonite inclusions, Herja Mine (Kisbanya), Romania (t) $34

Elbaite var. Rubellite Tourmaline from Lavra da Golconda, near Governador Valadares, Minas Gerais, Brazil
#60475, Elbaite var. Rubellite Tourmaline, Lavra da Golconda, Brazil (m) $125

Calcite (twinned crystals) from Daye, Huangshi, Hubei, China
#69237, Calcite (twinned crystals), Daye, China (t) $95

Cerussite (V-twinned crystals) from Touissit Mine, south of Oujda, Morocco
#63589, Cerussite (V-twinned crystals), Touissit Mine, Morocco (t) $32

Calcite (twinned crystals) from Anderson Rock Products Quarry, Anderson, Madison County, Indiana
#64680, Calcite (twinned crystals), Anderson Rock Products Quarry, Anderson, Indiana (t) $34

Quartz var. Amethyst Quartz with Hematite inclusions from Pearl Station, Thunder Bay District, Ontario, Canada
#70578, Quartz var. Amethyst Quartz with Hematite inclusions, Pearl Station, Canada (c) $65

Rutile and Quartz with Hematite from Ibitiara, south of Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil
#62126, Rutile and Quartz with Hematite, Ibitiara, south of Novo Horizonte, Brazil (m) $75

Galena (Spinel-Law Twins) with Chalcopyrite from Dalnegorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia
#66285, Galena (Spinel-Law Twins) with Chalcopyrite, Dalnegorsk, Russia (m) $40

Calcite (twinned crystals) with Apophyllite and Stilbite from Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India
#70232, Calcite (twinned crystals) with Apophyllite and Stilbite, Jalgaon, India (c) $225

Quartz var. Smoky Quartz (Dauphiné Law Twins) on Microcline from Moat Mountain, west of North Conway, Carroll County, New Hampshire
#61081, Quartz var. Smoky Quartz (Dauphiné Law Twins) on Microcline, Moat Mountain, west of North Conway, New Hampshire (m) $40

Calcite (twinned crystals) from Huancano District, Pisco, Ica Department, Peru
#64651, Calcite (twinned crystals), Huancano District, Peru (t) $30

Schorl Tourmaline (distorted crystal) from Lavra do Escondido, Conselheiro Pena, Minas Gerais, Brazil
#64065, Schorl Tourmaline (distorted crystal), Lavra do Escondido, Brazil (m) $25

Galena (Spinel-law twinned crystals) with Quartz from Krushev Dol Mine, Davidkovo, Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria
#66325, Galena (Spinel-law twinned crystals) with Quartz, Krushev Dol Mine, Bulgaria (c) $75

Magnetite (rare cubic and tetrahexahedral crystal form) with Sphalerite from ZCA Mine No. 4, Fowler Ore Body, 2500' Level, Balmat, St. Lawrence County, New York
#69816, Magnetite (rare cubic and tetrahexahedral crystal form) with Sphalerite, ZCA Mine No. 4, Fowler Ore Body, 2500' Level, New York (c) $350

Aragonite (pseudohexagonal twinned crystals) from Molina de Aragon, Guadalajara, Castilla-Leon, Spain
#70248, Aragonite (pseudohexagonal twinned crystals), Molina de Aragon, Spain (Type Locality for Aragonite) (c) $125

Schorl Tourmaline, Aquamarine Beryl and Carlsbad Law-twinned Microcline from Erongo Mountains, 20 km north of Usakos, Damaraland, Namibia
#69914, Schorl Tourmaline, Aquamarine Beryl and Carlsbad Law-twinned Microcline, Erongo Mountains, Namibia (m) $65

Beryl var. Aquamarine (complexly etched crystal) from Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil
#55955, Beryl var. Aquamarine (complexly etched crystal), Divino das Laranjeiras, Brazil (m) $225

Quartz var. Amethyst (with scepter-shaped crystals) from Goboboseb Mountains, 43 km west of Brandberg Mountain, Erongo region, Namibia
#68420, Quartz var. Amethyst (with scepter-shaped crystals), Goboboseb Mountains, Namibia (c) $375

Calcite (interpenetrant-twinned crystals) on Prehnite from Millington Quarry, Bernards Township, Somerset County, New Jersey
#70837, Calcite (interpenetrant-twinned crystals) on Prehnite, Millington Quarry, New Jersey (t) $30

Copper (Spinel Law twins) from Chino, Santa Rita District, Grant County, New Mexico
#66445, Copper (Spinel Law twins), Chino, Santa Rita District, New Mexico (m) $75

Cassiterite (twinned crystals) on Muscovite with Fluorite from Ehrenfriedersdorf, Erzgebirge, Sachsen, Germany
#72193, Cassiterite (twinned crystals) on Muscovite with Fluorite, Ehrenfriedersdorf, Germany (t) $55

Sphalerite (Spinel-Law twinned crystals) from Second Sovietskiy Mine, Dalnegorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia
#54478, Sphalerite (Spinel-Law twinned crystals), Second Sovietskiy Mine, Dalnegorsk, Russia (c) $110

Arsenopyrite (twinned crystals) with Ferberite, Fluorite, Muscovite from Yaogangxian Mine, Nanling Mountains, Hunan, China
#69333, Arsenopyrite (twinned crystals) with Ferberite, Fluorite, Muscovite, Yaogangxian Mine, China (m) $125

Magnetite (rare cubic and tetrahexahedral crystal form) with Talc from ZCA Mine No. 4, Fowler Ore Body, 2500' Level, Balmat, St. Lawrence County, New York
#70982, Magnetite (rare cubic and tetrahexahedral crystal form) with Talc, ZCA Mine No. 4, Fowler Ore Body, 2500' Level, New York (c) $45

Betafite from Silver Crater Mine, Faraday Township, Ontario, Canada
#69426, Betafite, Silver Crater Mine, Faraday Township, Canada (t) $35

Copper (unusual twisted crystals) from Itauz Mine, Karaganda Oblast', Kazakhstan
#69394, Copper (unusual twisted crystals), Itauz Mine, Kazakhstan (m) $150

Cerussite (V-twinned crystals) from Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia
#72342, Cerussite (V-twinned crystals), Tsumeb Mine, Namibia (t) $95

Betafite from Betafo District, Vakinankaratra Region, Madagascar
#69427, Betafite, Betafo District, Madagascar (Type Locality for Betafite) (t) $25

Cerussite (twinned crystals) from Bunker Hill Mine, Coeur d'Alene District, Shoshone County, Idaho
#69412, Cerussite (twinned crystals), Bunker Hill Mine, Idaho (t) $48

Calcite (interpenetrant-twinned crystals) from Sokolovskiy-Sarbaiskiy Mine, Rudnyy, Kustanay Oblast, Kazakhstan
#72178, Calcite (interpenetrant-twinned crystals), Sokolovskiy-Sarbaiskiy Mine, Kazakhstan (c) $225

Cerussite (twinned crystals) with Duftite from Tsumeb Mine, 3rd Oxide Zone, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia
#69331, Cerussite (twinned crystals) with Duftite, Tsumeb Mine, 3rd Oxide Zone, Namibia (t) $250

Elbaite Tourmaline (curved crystals) from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande District, San Diego County, California
#26255, Elbaite Tourmaline (curved crystals), Himalaya Mine, California (t) $25

Cerussite (twinned crystals) on Tennantite from Tsumeb Mine, 3rd Oxide Zone, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia
#69328, Cerussite (twinned crystals) on Tennantite, Tsumeb Mine, 3rd Oxide Zone, Namibia (t) $225

 

Cerussite (sixling twin) with Hydrocerussite and Calcite from Tsumeb Mine, Lead Pocket, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia
#69315, Cerussite (sixling twin) with Hydrocerussite and Calcite, Tsumeb Mine, Lead Pocket, Namibia (m) $400

Quartz var. Ametrine Crystal (rare combination of amethyst and citrine) from Anahi Mine, La Gaiba District, Angel Sandoval Province, Santa Cruz Department, Bolivia
#70547, Quartz var. Ametrine Crystal (rare combination of amethyst and citrine), Anahi Mine, Bolivia (c) $450

Azurite (twinned crystals) from Tsumeb Mine, Easter Pocket, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia
#69306, Azurite (twinned crystals), Tsumeb Mine, Easter Pocket, Namibia (m) $850

Elbaite Tourmaline (rare curved crystal) from Paprok, Kamdesh District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
#71898, Elbaite Tourmaline (rare curved crystal), Paprok, Afghanistan (lc) $7000

Calcite (twinned crystals) with Sphalerite inclusions from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith County, Tennessee
#65869, Calcite (twinned crystals) with Sphalerite inclusions, Elmwood Mine, Tennessee (lc) $225

Quartz var. Ametrine Crystal polished slice (rare combination of amethyst and citrine) from Anahi Mine, La Gaiba District, Angel Sandoval Province, Santa Cruz Department, Bolivia
#70587, Quartz var. Ametrine Crystal polished slice (rare combination of amethyst and citrine), Anahi Mine, Bolivia (c) $425

Fluorite (twinned crystals) on Quartz from Frasers Hush Mine, 360 Level, Rookhope, Weardale, County Durham, England
#61152, Fluorite (twinned crystals) on Quartz, Frasers Hush Mine, 360 Level, Rookhope, England (c) $950

Quartz (Japan-law twinned) from Llallagua Mine, Bustillos Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia
#54889, Quartz (Japan-law twinned), Llallagua Mine, Bolivia (c) $450

Calcite (twinned crystals) from Roosevelt Avenue Quarry (York Stone Quarry), York County, Pennsylvania
#46640, Calcite (twinned crystals), Roosevelt Avenue Quarry (York Stone Quarry), Pennsylvania (lc) $350

Bournonite (twinned crystals) from Yaogangxian Mine, Nanling Mountains, Hunan, China
#69114, Bournonite (twinned crystals), Yaogangxian Mine, China (m) $650

Quartz var. Ametrine Crystal (rare combination of amethyst and citrine) from Anahi Mine, La Gaiba District, Angel Sandoval Province, Santa Cruz Department, Bolivia
#70546, Quartz var. Ametrine Crystal (rare combination of amethyst and citrine), Anahi Mine, Bolivia (c) $425

Bournonite (twinned crystals) from Yaogangxian Mine, Nanling Mountains, Hunan, China
#69110, Bournonite (twinned crystals), Yaogangxian Mine, China (m) $450

Stibnite in Calcite (butterfly-twinned crystals) from Xikuangshan Mine, near Lengshujiang, Shaoyang, Hunan, China
#72350, Stibnite in Calcite (butterfly-twinned crystals), Xikuangshan Mine, China (c) $400

Pyrargyrite (two specimens exhibiting different crystal habits) from Grube Samson, St. Andreasberg, Niedersachsen, Germany
#69282, Pyrargyrite (two specimens exhibiting different crystal habits), Grube Samson, St. Andreasberg, Germany (m) $975

Quartz var. Smoky-Amethyst Quartz with 2 movable bubbles (enhydro) from Goboboseb Mountains, 43 km west of Brandberg Mountain, Erongo region, Namibia
#72261, Quartz var. Smoky-Amethyst Quartz with 2 movable bubbles (enhydro), Goboboseb Mountains, Namibia (lc) $400

Diamond (4.89 carats four polished slices from a single crystal with sector-zoned inclusions ) from Zimbabwe
#65741, Diamond (4.89 carats four polished slices from a single crystal with sector-zoned inclusions ), Zimbabwe (t) $4395

Diamond (3.31 carats four polished slices from a single crystal with sector-zoned inclusions ) from Zimbabwe
#65742, Diamond (3.31 carats four polished slices from a single crystal with sector-zoned inclusions), Zimbabwe (t) $2995

   

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