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Type Locality Minerals: Mineral specimens from the type locality where they were first discovered

Below is a gallery of  mineral specimens from the type locality where they were first discovered, 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

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Anatase with Brookite on Quartz from Twll maen Grisial, Prenteg, Tremadog, Gwynedd, Wales
#63900, Anatase with Brookite on Quartz, Twll maen Grisial, Prenteg, Wales (Type Locality for Brookite) (m) $225

Clintonite in titanium-rich Diopside from Clintonite locality, Amity, Warwick Township, Orange County, New York
#70646, Clintonite in titanium-rich Diopside, Clintonite locality, Amity, New York (Type Locality for Clintonite) (c) $48

Carletonite from Poudrette Quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, Québec, Canada
#69292, Carletonite, Poudrette Quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, Canada (Type Locality for Carletonite) (t) $175

Donnayite-(Y) with Analcime from Poudrette Quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, Québec, Canada
#63223, Donnayite-(Y) with Analcime, Poudrette Quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, Canada (Type Locality for Donnayite-(Y)) (t) $28

Hydroxylwagnerite (IMA 2004-009) on Pyrophyllite from Doria Maira Massif, Cuneo, Italy
#42324, Hydroxylwagnerite (IMA 2004-009) on Pyrophyllite, Doria Maira Massif, Italy (Type Locality for Hydroxylwagnerite) (t) $125

Gormanite and Calcite from Big Fish River, 70 km northwest of Aklavik, Yukon, Canada
#69604, Gormanite and Calcite, Big Fish River, Canada (Type Locality for Gormanite) (t) $40

Cafarsite from Scherbadung (Monte Cervandone), Binntal, Wallis, Switzerland
#70176, Cafarsite, Scherbadung (Monte Cervandone), Switzerland (Type Locality for Cafarsite) (t) $95

Hanksite from Searles Lake, east of Trona, San Bernardino County, California
#66372, Hanksite, Searles Lake, east of Trona, California (Type Locality for Hanksite) (t) $22

Ludlockite from Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia
#69204, Ludlockite, Tsumeb Mine, Namibia (Type Locality for Ludlockite) (t) $75

Woodhouseite with Quartz from Champion Mine, White Mountains, Mono County, California
#64657, Woodhouseite with Quartz, Champion Mine, California (Type Locality for Woodhouseite) (t) $32

Warwickite with Chondrodite in Franklin Marble from Warwickite locality, Amity, Warwick Township, Orange County, New York
#70641, Warwickite with Chondrodite in Franklin Marble, Warwickite locality, Amity, New York (Type Locality for Warwickite) (m) $65

Chrysocolla pseudomorphs after Cumengite and Boleite from Boleo District, near Santa Rosalía, Baja California Sur, Mexico
#64420, Chrysocolla pseudomorphs after Cumengite and Boleite, Boleo District, near Santa Rosalía, Mexico (Type Locality for Cumengite and Boleite) (c) $150

Calcite with Duftite from Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia
#70277, Calcite with Duftite, Tsumeb Mine, Namibia (Type Locality for Duftite) (c) $75

Ekanite from Ehiliyagoda, Ratnapura District, Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon)
#68334, Ekanite, Ehiliyagoda, Ratnapura District, Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) (Type Locality for Ekanite) (t) $225

Betafite from Betafo District, Vakinankaratra Region, Madagascar
#69427, Betafite, Betafo District, Madagascar (Type Locality for Betafite) (t) $25

Whiteite-(CaFeMg) with Quartz from Rapid Creek, 70 km northwest of Aklavik, Yukon, Canada
#62965, Whiteite-(CaFeMg) with Quartz, Rapid Creek, 70 km northwest of Aklavik, Canada (Type Locality for Whiteite-(CaFeMg)) (t) $45

Germanite from Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia
#60976, Germanite, Tsumeb Mine, Namibia (Type Locality for Germanite) (t) $60

Olmiite from N'Chwaning II Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
#54674, Olmiite, N'Chwaning II Mine, South Africa (Type Locality for Olmiite) (m) $195

Olmiite with Oyelite from N'Chwaning II Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
#60897, Olmiite with Oyelite, N'Chwaning II Mine, South Africa (Type Locality for Olmiite) (m) $195

Wulfenite on Calcite-Smithsonite with Duftite from Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia
#64645, Wulfenite on Calcite-Smithsonite with Duftite, Tsumeb Mine, Namibia (Type Locality for Duftite) (t) $48

Brookite on Quartz with Anatase from Twll maen Grisial, Prenteg, Tremadog, Gwynedd, Wales
#63896, Brookite on Quartz with Anatase, Twll maen Grisial, Prenteg, Wales (Type Locality for Brookite) (m) $325

Yuksporite from Khibiny Massif, Kola Peninsula, Murmanskaja Oblast', Russia
#69840, Yuksporite, Khibiny Massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia (Type Locality for Yuksporite) (m) $55

Kulanite with Quartz from Rapid Creek, 70 km northwest of Aklavik, Yukon, Canada
#70195, Kulanite with Quartz, Rapid Creek, 70 km northwest of Aklavik, Canada (Type Locality for Kulanite) (t) $45

Ludlockite from Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia
#69210, Ludlockite, Tsumeb Mine, Namibia (Type Locality for Ludlockite) (t) $85

Olmiite on Hematite from N'Chwaning II Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
#53045, Olmiite on Hematite, N'Chwaning II Mine, South Africa (Type Locality for Olmiite) (c) $350

Zircon var. Alvite from Helle, Stokken, Arendal, Aust-Agder, Norway
#70893, Zircon var. Alvite, Helle, Stokken, Norway (Type Locality for Alvite) (t) $35

Davidite-La with minor Carnotite from Radium Hill, Olary, South Australia, Australia
#70698, Davidite-La with minor Carnotite, Radium Hill, Olary, Australia (Type Locality for Davidite-La) (m) $38

Ludlockite from Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia
#69206, Ludlockite, Tsumeb Mine, Namibia (Type Locality for Ludlockite) (t) $65

Weloganite with Dresserite from Francon Quarry, St.-Michel, Montreal Island, Québec, Canada
#70441, Weloganite with Dresserite, Francon Quarry, Canada (Type Locality for Weloganite and Dresserite) (t) $30

Germanite from Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia
#60974, Germanite, Tsumeb Mine, Namibia (Type Locality for Germanite) (t) $45

  

Liddicoatite Tourmaline (polished slice) from Antsirabé, Fianarantsoa, Haute Matsiatra, Madagascar
#54092, Liddicoatite Tourmaline (polished slice), Antsirabé, Madagascar (Type Locality for Liddicoatite) (c) $425

Liddicoatite Tourmaline (polished slice) from Alakamisy Itenina, south of Antsirabé, Fianarantsoa, Haute Matsiatra, Madagascar
#51778, Liddicoatite Tourmaline (polished slice), Alakamisy Itenina, south of Antsirabé, Madagascar (Type Locality for Liddicoatite) (c) $575

Manganite from Ilfeld, Harz Mountains, Thuringia, Germany
#46384, Manganite, Ilfeld, Germany (Type Locality for Manganite) (lc) $3500

Liddicoatite Tourmaline (polished slice) from Alakamisy Itenina, south of Antsirabé, Fianarantsoa, Haute Matsiatra, Madagascar
#51768, Liddicoatite Tourmaline (polished slice), Alakamisy Itenina, south of Antsirabé, Madagascar (Type Locality for Liddicoatite) (c) $925

Liddicoatite Tourmaline Slice from Alakamisy Itenina, south of Antsirabé, Fianarantsoa, Haute Matsiatra, Madagascar
#51763, Liddicoatite Tourmaline Slice, Alakamisy Itenina, south of Antsirabé, Madagascar (Type Locality for Liddicoatite) (c) $525

Liddicoatite Tourmaline Slice from Alakamisy Itenina, south of Antsirabé, Fianarantsoa, Haute Matsiatra, Madagascar
#51770, Liddicoatite Tourmaline Slice, Alakamisy Itenina, south of Antsirabé, Madagascar (Type Locality for Liddicoatite) (c) $925

Liddicoatite Tourmaline Slice from Alakamisy Itenina, south of Antsirabé, Fianarantsoa, Haute Matsiatra, Madagascar
#51764, Liddicoatite Tourmaline Slice, Alakamisy Itenina, south of Antsirabé, Madagascar (Type Locality for Liddicoatite) (c) $675

Liddicoatite Tourmaline (mounted set of 2 matched polished slices from a single crystal) from Alakamisy Itenina, south of Antsirabé, Fianarantsoa, Haute Matsiatra, Madagascar
#51707, Liddicoatite Tourmaline (mounted set of 2 matched polished slices from a single crystal), Alakamisy Itenina, south of Antsirabé, Madagascar (Type Locality for Liddicoatite) (c) $3000

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