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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

Olmiite over Hematite for sale from N'Chwaning II Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
#73618, Olmiite over Hematite, N'Chwaning II Mine, South Africa (Type Locality for Olmiite) (c) $325

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) $325

Ludlockite for sale from Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia
#75602, Ludlockite, Tsumeb Mine, Namibia (Type Locality for Ludlockite) (t) $65

Parisite-(Ce) in Calcite for sale from Muzo Mine, Vasquez-Yacopi Mining District, Boyacá Department, Colombia
#77903, Parisite-(Ce) in Calcite, Muzo Mine, Colombia (Type Locality for Parisite-(Ce)) (m) $185

Gmelinite, Analcime, Natrolite for sale from Madman's Window, Glenarm, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
#77238, Gmelinite, Analcime, Natrolite, Madman's Window, Glenarm, Northern Ireland (Type Locality for Gmelinite) (m) $375

Metaswitzerite (altered Switzerite) for sale from Foote Mine, Kings Mountain, Cleveland County, North Carolina
#73970, Metaswitzerite (altered Switzerite), Foote Mine, Kings Mountain, North Carolina (Type Locality for Metaswitzerite and Switzerite) (c) $225

Ludlockite for sale from Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia
#73829, Ludlockite, Tsumeb Mine, Namibia (Type Locality for Ludlockite) (t) $65

Gmelinite, Analcime, Calcite for sale from Madman's Window, Glenarm, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
#77237, Gmelinite, Analcime, Calcite, Madman's Window, Glenarm, Northern Ireland (Type Locality for Gmelinite) (m) $295

Celestine for sale from Bell's Mill, Bellwood, Blair County, Pennsylvania
#73923, Celestine, Bell's Mill, Bellwood, Pennsylvania (Type Locality for Celestine) (m) $250

Bixbyite on rhyolite for sale from Topaz Mountain, Thomas Range, Juab County, Utah
#77074, Bixbyite on rhyolite, Topaz Mountain, Thomas Range, Utah (Type Locality for Bixbyite) (t) $55

Pinakiolite for sale from Langban, Värmland, Sweden
#74761, Pinakiolite, Langban, Sweden (Type Locality for Pinakiolite) (t) $38

Bixbyite with rhyolite inclusions for sale from Topaz Mountain, Thomas Range, Juab County, Utah
#76356, Bixbyite with rhyolite inclusions, Topaz Mountain, Thomas Range, Utah (Type Locality for Bixbyite) (t) $30

Olmiite for sale from N'Chwaning II Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
#74756, Olmiite, N'Chwaning II Mine, South Africa (Type Locality for Olmiite) (m) $75

Ludlockite for sale from Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia
#75539, Ludlockite, Tsumeb Mine, Namibia (Type Locality for Ludlockite) (t) $50

Zunyite with Pyrite and Quartz for sale from Zuni Mine, Anvil Mountain, San Juan County, Colorado
#74000, Zunyite with Pyrite and Quartz, Zuni Mine, Anvil Mountain, Colorado (Type Locality for Zunyite) (t) $30

Bixbyite with Topaz for sale from Topaz Mountain, Thomas Range, Juab County, Utah
#76505, Bixbyite with Topaz, Topaz Mountain, Thomas Range, Utah (Type Locality for Bixbyite) (t) $30

Zunyite in Pyrophyllite-Kaolinite for sale from Zuni Mine, Anvil Mountain, San Juan County, Colorado
#74001, Zunyite in Pyrophyllite-Kaolinite, Zuni Mine, Anvil Mountain, Colorado (Type Locality for Zunyite) (t) $28

Ludlockite for sale from Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia
#75062, Ludlockite, Tsumeb Mine, Namibia (Type Locality for Ludlockite) (t) $50

Aragonite (pseudohexagonal crystals) for sale from Molina de Aragón, Guadalajara, Castilla-Leon, Spain
#77070, Aragonite (pseudohexagonal crystals), Molina de Aragón, Spain (Type Locality for Aragonite) (m) $36

Kukisvumite and Arfvedsonite for sale from Kirovskii Mine, Kukisvumchorr Mountain, Khibiny Massif, Murmanskaya Oblast', Russia
#74007, Kukisvumite and Arfvedsonite, Kirovskii Mine, Kukisvumchorr Mountain, Russia (Type Locality for Kukisvumite) (t) $30

Cornetite for sale from L'Etoile du Congo Mine, Lubumbashi, Katanga (Shaba) Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo
#76396, Cornetite, L'Etoile du Congo Mine, Democratic Republic of the Congo (Type Locality for Cornetite) (c) $150

Bixbyite on rhyolite for sale from Topaz Mountain, Thomas Range, Juab County, Utah
#76827, Bixbyite on rhyolite, Topaz Mountain, Thomas Range, Utah (Type Locality for Bixbyite) (t) $32

  

Tanzanite Crystal (Tanzanite = blue gem variety of the mineral Zoisite) for sale from Karo Mine, Merelani Hills, western slope of Lelatama Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania
#72604, Tanzanite Crystal (Tanzanite = blue gem variety of the mineral Zoisite), Karo Mine, Merelani Hills, Tanzania (Type Locality for Tanzanite) (t) $3950

Tanzanite Crystal (Tanzanite = blue gem variety of the mineral Zoisite) for sale from Merelani Hills, western slope of Lelatama Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania
#72605, Tanzanite Crystal (Tanzanite = blue gem variety of the mineral Zoisite), Merelani Hills, Tanzania (Type Locality for Tanzanite) (m) $1750

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

Tanzanite (= the blue gem variety of Zoisite) for sale from Karo Mine, Merelani Hills, western slope of Lelatama Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania
#75289, Tanzanite (= the blue gem variety of Zoisite), Karo Mine, Merelani Hills, Tanzania (Type Locality for Tanzanite) (m) $3995

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

Tanzanite Crystal (Tanzanite = blue gem variety of the mineral Zoisite) for sale from Merelani Hills, western slope of Lelatama Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania
#75105, Tanzanite Crystal (Tanzanite = blue gem variety of the mineral Zoisite), Merelani Hills, Tanzania (Type Locality for Tanzanite) (t) $3500

Boleite with Cumengeite overgrowth for sale from Amelia Mine, Boleo District, near Santa Rosalía, Baja California Sur, Mexico
#77292, Boleite with Cumengeite overgrowth, Amelia Mine, Boleo District, Mexico (Type Locality for Boleite and Cumengeite) (t) $400

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

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

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

Liddicoatite Tourmaline Slice for sale from Alakamisy Itenina, south of Antsirabé, Fianarantsoa, Haute Matsiatra, Madagascar
#75621, Liddicoatite Tourmaline Slice, Alakamisy Itenina, south of Antsirabé, Madagascar (Type Locality for Liddicoatite) (c) $400

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

CORKITE FROM THE TYPE LOCALITY: GLANDORE MINE, IRELAND

The specimen below is from a recent find at this old mine. These were tested/confirmed as corkite, a rare phosphate-sulfate species. PbFe3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6

Corkite for sale from Glandore Mine, Aghatubrid Beg, County Cork, Ireland
#77295, Corkite, Glandore Mine, Aghatubrid Beg, Ireland (Type Locality for Corkite) (m) $375

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