A selection of 48 thumbnail specimens from around the world, from common species to rare ones, in all price ranges.
An old thumbnail of barite on malachite from Shinkolobwe, located in southern D.R. Congo's copper belt. The arrangement of this piece is particularly aesthetic.
Almost nothing comes out these days, except for the odd bit of cuprosklodowskite or other uranium secondaries from the mine dumps, though with Chinese firms moving into the area, there is hope that some some point in the next several years, more specimens will be found..
A very bright green thumbnail of cuproadamite from Mina Ojuela.
Although there have recently been small finds of cuproadamite at this locality, the color of the newer specimens has not been nearly as bright or saturated as that of older specimens such as this one.
The vast majority of adamites from this location are the yellow variety, cuproadamites are considerably rarer, and manganadamites (purple) are the rarest of all.
A great example of sigloite and paravauxite from the 2006 find.
It combines numerous complete, double terminated sigloite crystals with light green paravauxites, and accentuates the contrast between the two.