minerals for collection

Please take a look at our new minerals shop!

Here you will find a lot of spare minerals and minerals sets for collection and exhibition also in beautiful display cases. Some curiosities... do you know that when two or more minerals combine together they form a rock? The most common mineral found on Earth is quartz. All minerals are inorganic because they are made of nonliving particles, and all minerals are always solid and have a distinctive geometric shape called crystalline structure.

Now enjoy our collection, new minerals will be added every month!

Pyrite in display case

The mineral Pyrite is also knows as "fool's gold" due to its amazing color, its crystalline structure is well visible, it is made of iron and sulphur, pyrite is the most abundant iron sulfide in the Earth. The name pyrite derives from the the Greek πυρίτης λίθος (pyritēs lithos), it could creat sparks when struck against steel.

pyrite with case

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Amazonite in display case

The mineral Amazonite it is also known as Amazonstone, it is a green tectosilicate mineral. Its chemical formula is KAlSi3O8, which is polymorphic to orthoclase. Its name is taken from that of the Amazon River, from which green stones were formerly obtained. It has been described as a "beautiful crystallized variety of a bright verdigris-green". Amazonite is also occasionally cut and used as a gemstone in necklaces and bracelets. 

amazonite with case

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Copal in display case

Copal is a solidified, rich plant resin, that can be colourless, yellow, brown or rarely reddish. It is a relatively recent fossil resin, which may have only tens or hundreds of years unlike Amber (millions years). Copal is frequently used as an imitation of Amber.

Kauri gum is a variety of Copal from New Zealand. Manila is the Copal from the Philippines and Indonesia. Dammar is a variety of Copal from Malaysia.

copal with case

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Apatite in display case

The mineral was named Apatite by the German geologist Abraham Gottlob Werner in 1786, although the specific mineral he had described was reclassified as fluorapatite in 1860 by the german mineralogist Karl Friedrich August Rammelsberg. Apatite is often mistaken for other minerals. This tendency is reflected in the mineral's name, which is derived from the Greek word απατείν (apatein), which means to deceive or to be misleading.

apatite with case

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Selenite in display case

Selenite, satin spar, desert rose, gypsum flower are crystal habit varieties of the mineral "gypsum".

All varieties of gypsum, including selenite and alabaster, are composed of calcium sulfate dihydrate, with the chemical formula CaSO4·2H2O.

Selenite contains no selenium, the similarity of the names of the substances coming from the Ancient Greek word for the Moon.

selenite with case

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Orpiment in display case

Orpiment is a common orange-yellow arsenic sulfide. It is found in volcanic fumaroles. Orpiment takes its name from the Latin auripigmentum (aurum, "gold" + pigmentum, "pigment") because of its deep-yellow color. Alchemists often used orpiment to try to get gold from copper, of corse it was impossible, because orpiment doesn't not contain any gold.

This specimen must not be handled without an adult supervision, it must be handled with latex gloves. Don't scratch it. Do not pull out the specimen from the case.

orpiment with case

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Amethyst in display case

Amethyst is a violet variety of quartz. The name comes from the ancient Greek αμέθυστος amethystos from α- a-, "not" and μεθύσκω methysko / μεθώ metho (Modern Greek), "intoxicate", so "not intoxicate", a reference to the belief that the stone protected its owner from drunkenness. The ancient Greeks wore amethyst and carved drinking vessels from it in the belief that it would prevent intoxication. Furthermore amethyst is a semiprecious stone that is often used in jewelry in necklaces and bracelets. 

amethyst with case

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Spodumene in display case

Spodumene is a pyroxene mineral consisting of lithium aluminium inosilicate, with formula LiAl(siO3)2, and it is a source of lithium. It occurs as colorless to yellowish, purplish, in a prismatic crystal form. A single crystal of 14.3m (47 ft) in size was found from the Black Hills of South Dakota, US. 

spodumene with case

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Quartz in display case

Quartz is a hard, crystalline mineral composed of silica (silicon dioxide). The atoms are linked in a continuous framework of SiO4 with each oxygen being shared between 2 tetrahedra, giving an overall chemical formula of SiO2. Quartz is the second most abundant mineral in Earth's. A lot of variety of quartz exist, and many of them are used as semiprecious minerals in jewelry like amethyst. 

quartz with case

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Galena in display case

Galena, also called lead glance, is the natural mineral form of lead sulfide (PbS). It is the most important ore of lead and an important source of silver. Galena is one of the most abundant and widely distributed sulfide minerals. It crystallizes in the cubic crystals showing octahedral forms. It is also often associated with the minerals sphalerite, calcite and fluorite. Must be handle with gloves. 

 

galena with case

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Minerals starter set

Lovely natural minerals set, including 20 different and colorful minerals to start knowing name and curiosities about minerals and nature. Exactly as in pictures. 

 

minerals starter set

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