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Type Locality Minerals
Minerals for sale from the type locality where first discovered

Below is a gallery of  minerals for sale from the type locality where they were first discovered or described, available for sale from John Betts - Fine Minerals in New York City, NY. The type locality is where samples were acquired for a new mineral find, that provided the crystallographic analysis of the new mineral and becomes the baseline reference for that mineral species. Some old minerals do not have a type locality, because there existence predates early analysis techniques. These are "grandfathered" minerals. But most minerals do have a type locality and some collectors choose to collect only specimens of minerals from the type locality because that is the "purest" reference. The best reference for the type localities of mineral species is Fleischer's Glossary of Mineral Species 2008 which lists mineral formula, crystal system, and type locality for each mineral species.Online order form

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

Henmilite for sale from Fuka mine, Bicchu-cho, Okayama Prefecture, Honshu Island, Japan
#78748, Henmilite, Fuka mine, Bicchu-cho, Japan (Type Locality for Henmilite) (m) $175

Celestine for sale from Bell's Mill, Bellwood, Blair County, Pennsylvania
#73923, Celestine, Bell's Mill, Bellwood, Pennsylvania (Type Locality for Celestine) (m) $225

Liddicoatite Tourmaline Slice for sale from Alakamisy Itenina, south of Antsirabé, Fianarantsoa, Haute Matsiatra, Madagascar
#75622, Liddicoatite Tourmaline Slice, Alakamisy Itenina, south of Antsirabé, Madagascar (Type Locality for Liddicoatite) (m) $295

  

Manganite for sale from Ilfeld, Nordhausen, Harz Mountains, Thuringia, Germany
#77211, Manganite, Ilfeld, Nordhausen, Germany (Type Locality for Manganite) (c) $400

Dioptase on Calcite for sale from Altyn-Tyube, 66 km east of Karagandy, Karaganda Oblast', Kazakhstan
#77249, Dioptase on Calcite, Altyn-Tyube, Kazakhstan (Type Locality for Dioptase) (lc) $1250

Tanzanite (= the blue gem variety of Zoisite) for sale from Merelani Hills, western slope of Lelatama Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania
#75286, Tanzanite (= the blue gem variety of Zoisite), Merelani Hills, Tanzania (Type Locality for Tanzanite) (m) $3975

Liddicoatite Tourmaline Slice for sale from Alakamisy Itenina, south of Antsirabé, Fianarantsoa, Haute Matsiatra, Madagascar
#75618, Liddicoatite Tourmaline Slice, Alakamisy Itenina, south of Antsirabé, Madagascar (Type Locality for Liddicoatite) (c) $595

Liddicoatite Tourmaline Slice for sale from Alakamisy Itenina, south of Antsirabé, Fianarantsoa, Haute Matsiatra, Madagascar
#75617, Liddicoatite Tourmaline Slice, Alakamisy Itenina, south of Antsirabé, Madagascar (Type Locality for Liddicoatite) (c) $625

Zoisite var. Tanzanite Crystal for sale from Merelani Hills, western slope of Lelatama Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania
#72605, Zoisite var. Tanzanite Crystal, Merelani Hills, Tanzania (Type Locality for Tanzanite) (m) $1850

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

Liddicoatite Tourmaline Slice for sale from Alakamisy Itenina, south of Antsirabé, Fianarantsoa, Haute Matsiatra, Madagascar
#75616, Liddicoatite Tourmaline Slice, Alakamisy Itenina, south of Antsirabé, Madagascar (Type Locality for Liddicoatite) (c) $475

 

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