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Mineral specimens

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Commercially exploitable deposits of mineral specimens sold for collectors.

This category of commodity should only be used for commercial exploitation of deposits by the deposit owners.

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Uses of Mineral specimensHide

Primarily for collectors or for those who believe in esoteric/spiritual/healing properties of crystals/minerals.

Other Commodities associated with Mineral specimens *Hide

CommodityAssociated LocalitiesTotal Localities% Association (commodity)% Association (Mineral specimens)
Gemstones415727.17% of all Gemstones deposits have Mineral specimens.46.59% of all Mineral specimens deposits have Gemstones.
Lead76,7960.10% of all Lead deposits have Mineral specimens.7.95% of all Mineral specimens deposits have Lead.
Silver79,5040.07% of all Silver deposits have Mineral specimens.7.95% of all Mineral specimens deposits have Silver.
Copper68,4470.07% of all Copper deposits have Mineral specimens.6.82% of all Mineral specimens deposits have Copper.
Zinc63,9450.15% of all Zinc deposits have Mineral specimens.6.82% of all Mineral specimens deposits have Zinc.
Gold420,8600.02% of all Gold deposits have Mineral specimens.4.55% of all Mineral specimens deposits have Gold.
Limestone41,6630.24% of all Limestone deposits have Mineral specimens.4.55% of all Mineral specimens deposits have Limestone.
Molybdenum41,0230.39% of all Molybdenum deposits have Mineral specimens.4.55% of all Mineral specimens deposits have Molybdenum.
* in exploitable quantities, based on associations listed on mindat.org

Processing Mineral specimensHide

Most mineral specimens are prepared by trimming and cleaning which may be done by hand with water and detergent, with ultrasonic devices, physical abrasive cleaning devices and/or a wide range of chemical cleaning products ranging from organic acids such as acetic acid through to hydrofluoric acid.

Broken specimens are sometimes repaired (where a simple clean break is repaired) or, in certain cases, restored (where missing material on the specimen is replaced with similar natural and/or resin to repair more significant damage.) All such repairs should be disclosed.

Some specimens are treated with heat and/or irradiated to change either the color or the intensity of the color to increase marketability. This, again, should be disclosed but rarely is.

Companies producing Mineral specimensHide

Click on name for company details. (Number is operations listed on mindat.org)

Deposits of Mineral specimensHide

This map shows a selection of deposits that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.

Locality ListHide

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  • New South Wales
    • Yancowinna Co.
      • Thackaringa District
  • South Australia
    • Flinders Ranges
      • South Flinders Ranges
        • Martins Well
  • Tasmania
    • West Coast municipality
      • Zeehan District
        • Dundas mineral field
  • Wallonia
  • Potosí
    • Cerro Huañaquino
    • Cornelio Saavedra Province
  • Minas Gerais
    • São José da Safira
  • Paraíba
    • Vieirópolis
      • Vieirópolis pegmatite field
  • Northwest Territories
    • O'Grady Lake area
DR Congo
  • Haut-Katanga
  • Lualaba
    • Kambove District
      • Kakanda deposit
  • Amoron'i Mania
    • Ambatofinandrahana
      • Mandrosonoro
    • Manandriana
      • Anjoma Nandihizana
  • Analamanga
    • Anjozorobe
      • Ambatomanoina Commune
    • Ankazobe District
      • Ambolotarakely
  • Ihorombe
    • Ihosy
      • Zazafotsy
  • Sava
    • Vohémar District
      • Daraina Commune
  • Vakinankaratra
    • Betafo
      • Alarobia Bemaha
        • Bezavona
      • Anosiarivo Manapa
        • Antsentsindrano
        • Manapa pegmatite Field
  • Drâa-Tafilalet Region
    • Midelt Province
  • Oshikoto Region
    • Tsumeb
  • Hordaland
    • Fitjar
      • Fitjarfjellet
  • Castelo Branco
    • Covilhã
  • England
    • Co. Durham
      • Stanhope
        • Frosterley
          • Rogerley Quarry
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  • Arizona
    • Apache Co.
      • Carrizo Range
        • Chinle Mining District
          • Chinle
      • Defiance Plateau
        • Sawmill
      • Holbrook Basin
      • McNary
      • Petrified Forest National Park
      • Round Rock
      • Saint Johns (St. Johns)
      • Sanders-Defiance Plateau area (Sanders-Cheto District)
        • Nazlini (Nazlini Trading Post; Nazlini TP)
    • Navajo Co.
      • Dilkon
  • California
    • San Benito Co.
      • Diablo Range
        • New Idria District
          • Idria (New Idria)
          • Picacho Peak
          • Santa Rita Peak
        • Stayton District (McLeod District; Panoche District)
          • Antimony Peak
    • Siskiyou Co.
      • Cascade Range
        • Cougar Butte
        • Little Mount Hoffman
        • Mount Shasta
      • Coffee Creek
      • Dunsmuir
      • Klamath Mts
        • Deadman Point
  • Colorado
    • Chaffee Co.
      • La Plata District (Winfield District)
    • Clear Creek Co.
      • Floyd Hill
    • Douglas Co.
    • El Paso Co.
      • Crystal Park
    • Jefferson Co.
      • Bergen Park area
    • Park Co.
      • Alma District
        • Mount Bross
  • Massachusetts
    • Suffolk Co.
      • Boston
        • Allston-Brighton
    • Worcester Co.
      • Harvard
      • Royalston
      • Winchendon
  • Michigan
    • Keweenaw Co.
  • Nebraska
    • Cass Co.
      • Plattsmouth
    • Gage Co.
      • Odell
  • Nevada
    • Clark Co.
    • Humboldt Co.
      • Virgin Valley
        • WRT Stonetree group ("Dominion Opal Mine")
  • New Hampshire
    • Cheshire Co.
      • Gilsum
  • New Mexico
    • Grant Co.
      • Santa Rita District
        • Santa Rita
  • South Dakota
    • Custer Co.
      • Custer District
        • Custer
  • Texas
    • Brewster Co.
      • Alpine
    • Williamson Co.
      • Georgetown
  • Utah
    • Beaver Co.
    • San Juan Co.
    • Utah Co.
      • Oquirrh Mts
        • Fairfield
          • Clay Canyon
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