June 28, 2016 - For our rarities collectors out there, we have a new gallery of rare fine minerals for sale including many from the type locality for the species. Most of these rarities are thumbnail to small cabinet in size. Unusual minerals such as hellandite, samsonite, and nukundamite are all included in this set of fine minerals. We'll continue to add new updates to this gallery with the help of our new rarities specialists.
As we work to expand our selection of rarities available for sale through iRocks.com, we're excited to bring on Tom and Melissa Campbell as our new rarities specialists. They will be preparing the updates here, including photography and text. Both geologists, they have extensive experience in the public and private sector using their geological background. We are thrilled to have them join our team and share their love of fine minerals, especially the rare and unusual. Stay tuned for more rare species updates and selections from the Paolo Matioli Collection and others.
- Lindqvistite (type locality) with Plumboferrite, Jacobsite, Malachite, and Azurite
- Jacobsberg mine, Nordmark, Filipstad, Varmland, Sweden
- 4.5 x 4.0 x 3.0 cm
- Kidwellite with Strengite on Beraunite, Dufrenite and Rockbridgeite (?)
- 3 Oak Gap, near Mina, Polk Co., Arkansas, USA
- 11.1 x 8.3 x 6.5 cm
- Acanthite ps Stephanite with Polybasite and Argyrodite
- Santiago mine, Porco, Agua de Castilla, Antonio Quijarro Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia
- Small Cabinet
- 8.8 x 8.1 x 5.1 cm