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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

 Sizes: (t) = Thumbnail, (m) = Miniature, (c) = Cabinet, (lc) = Large Cabinet
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Ludlockite from Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia
#69206, Ludlockite, Tsumeb Mine, Namibia (Type Locality for Ludlockite) (t) $65

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

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

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

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

Ludlockite from Tsumeb Mine, Otavi-Bergland District, Oshikoto, Namibia
#69203, Ludlockite, Tsumeb Mine, Namibia (Type Locality for Ludlockite) (t) $55

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

Cafarsite from Scherbadung (Monte Cervandone), Binntal, Wallis, Switzerland
#72194, Cafarsite, Scherbadung (Monte Cervandone), Switzerland (Type Locality for Cafarsite) (t) $55

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

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

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

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

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

Anatase with Brookite on Quartz from Twll maen Grisial, Prenteg, Tremadog, Gwynedd, Wales
#71960, Anatase with Brookite on Quartz, Twll maen Grisial, Prenteg, Wales (Type Locality for Brookite) (m) $125

  

Liddicoatite Tourmaline (polished slice) from Alakamisy Itenina, south of Antsirabé, Fianarantsoa, Haute Matsiatra, Madagascar
#51781, Liddicoatite Tourmaline (polished slice), Alakamisy Itenina, south of Antsirabé, Madagascar (Type Locality for Liddicoatite) (m) $400

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 (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

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

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 (polished slice) from Alakamisy Itenina, south of Antsirabé, Fianarantsoa, Haute Matsiatra, Madagascar
#51713, Liddicoatite Tourmaline (polished slice), Alakamisy Itenina, south of Antsirabé, Madagascar (Type Locality for Liddicoatite) (c) $995

Liddicoatite Tourmaline (polished slice) from Alakamisy Itenina, south of Antsirabé, Fianarantsoa, Haute Matsiatra, Madagascar
#51767, Liddicoatite Tourmaline (polished slice), Alakamisy Itenina, south of Antsirabé, Madagascar (Type Locality for Liddicoatite) (c) $975

Liddicoatite Tourmaline (polished slice) from Alakamisy Itenina, south of Antsirabé, Fianarantsoa, Haute Matsiatra, Madagascar
#51765, Liddicoatite Tourmaline (polished slice), Alakamisy Itenina, south of Antsirabé, Madagascar (Type Locality for Liddicoatite) (c) $675

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

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