List of minerals illustrated sorted by price at John Betts Fine Minerals, mineral dealer in New York, NY. Sorted by mineral species linked to high quality photographs.
This is a very obvious example of a quartz veins that is not related to the initial formation of the rocks it runs through and is caused by tectonic stress. It is a polished plate of slightly metamorphosed limestone (that is, it has been turned into marble) with a piece of a fossilized coral reef.
Silver has many unique physical properties that give it very special status. Silver is the best conductor of electricity, is the second most malleable and ductile metal, and is in greater abundance than all other precious metals with similar properties. Due to its unique properties and intrinsic beauty, it is extensively used industrially and as ornaments.
Lead is a chemical element with symbol Pb (from the Latin plumbum) and atomic number 82. It is a heavy metal that is denser than most common materials. Lead is soft and malleable, and also has a relatively low melting point.When freshly cut, lead is silvery with a hint of blue; it tarnishes to a dull gray color when exposed to air. Lead has the highest atomic number of any stable element and
About Mineral Classics "Mineral Classics", established in 1970, and located near Black Hawk, Colorado, is a leading company dedicated to supplying excellent quality mineral specimens to collectors, museums and anyone interested in the science and hobby of mineralogy.
Country NATURAL RESOURCES ; Afghanistan natural gas, petroleum, coal, copper, chromite, talc, barites, sulfur, lead, zinc, iron ore, salt, precious and semiprecious
Cassiterite is a tin oxide mineral, SnO 2.It is generally opaque, but can also be translucent to transparent.Its luster and multiple crystal faces produce a desirable gem. Cassiterite has been the chief tin ore throughout ancient history and remains the most important source of tin today.
List of minerals illustrated sorted by size at John Betts Fine Minerals, mineral dealer in New York, NY. Sorted by mineral species linked to high quality photographs.
In a perfect example of Namibian forward thinking, in 2010, the Minister of Mines told the artisan miner population to avoid the sale of faked and created mineral specimens.
AMIS African Mineral Standards manufactures certified reference materials (CRMs) for the mining and exploration industries in Africa