Baryte mineral specimens collected form Cumbria, exhibiting a bladed crystal habit or massive form, the dense specimens are an off white, yellow or brown colour due to staining from hematite (iron ore), available in various sizes, ideal for educational use.
Bauxite is a brown or red earthy sedimentary rock and primary ore for aluminium, these mineral specimens come from Antrim, Northern Ireland and are of textbook quality, they are available in various sizes to choose from and will come supplied in a card tray with a data label.
Chalcopyrite mineral samples from Morocco, exhibiting typical yellow brassy colour with a metallic lustre. Lower grade when compared to our Norwegian stock but also includes occurrences of bornite which is a blue colour. Samples are available in 3 sizes, each supplied in a labelled card tray.
Cinnabar mineral specimens from Almaden, Spain. Also known as cinnabarite, this mineral is the primary ore of mercury and is considered poisonous if ingested. Handling is not recommended but if so hands should be washed immediately afterwards. The mineral specimens exhibit a soft texture and have an earth crystal form. They also detail a brick red colouration as expected. Available in small sizes only and supplied in a polythene bag and a plastic box.
Malachite mineral specimens from Morocco, the samples exhibit a fibrous crystal texture and has a eye catching green colouration. Specimens are available in 2 sizes and come supplied in a card tray with an information label. Ideal for collectors and educational use, malachite is well known through out history for its primary use as a major copper ore.
Milky quartz mineral specimens from Iveland, Norway, collected by staff, these samples have a fine crystalline texture and are in a massive form. Translucent, they have a pale grey, milky white colour and are sometimes known as snow quartz or simply quartz. Available in 3 sizes and supplied in a card tray with a label.
Olivine mineral specimens from Åheim, Norway, samples vary from granular to crystalline but all exhibit a bright olive green colouration. Collected by staff, olivine is a subsurface mineral which is unstable at the surface and weathers easily, making it rare. It may also contain the gemstone, peridot as well as kammererite. Available in various sizes and supplied in a card tray with an information label.
Special specimens of Peacock Ore with Chalcopyrite from the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. A vibrant and standout display piece, ideal for any mineral collector or budding geologist beginning a collection. Available in 2 sizes, supplied with card tray and information label.
Pyrite mineral specimens from Morocco, low grade but still exhibiting the brassy colouration and metallic lustre, samples are dense and upon close inspection may exhibit cubic crystals. A common mineral, also known as fools gold, it is found all around the world.Available in multiple sizes, they will come supplied in a specimen tray with a label.
Pyrolusite mineral specimens from Morocco, these samples exhibit excellent colouration and a bright metallic lustre. They appear as fibrous crystals with a radiation structure on matrix and available in various sizes, each piece comes supplied in a card tray with an information label.
Smithsonite mineral specimens found in Mexico exhibiting excellent botryoidal crystal habit and a calming pale pale purple colouration. The samples are available from small sizes to medium and will come supplied in a card tray with a label. A well known zinc ore, it is often found alongside hemimorphite, another zinc ore and was at one time, both were thought to be the same mineral and were called calamine. Ideal for serious mineral enthusiasts.
Stibnite mineral specimens form Morocco, exhibiting a massive crystalline texture, grey colouration with a metallic lustre. Soft as expected, the mineral leaves a grey streak. As it is a sulfide mineral, children should not handle these samples. They will be supplied in a card tray with an information label.
Vanadinite mineral specimens with a striking rich red to orange colouration formed as crystal masses on a limestone bed. The crystals vary in size and were collected in Mibladen, Morocco. It forms during the oxidation of lead ores in arid environments such as deserts. Samples are available in various sizes and supplied in a card tray with a data label.