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 Mineral Explorations

Studio Mineralia connects people and their planet. Our goal is to provide an initial moment of fascination, the time you kicked a rock and discovered a trilobite, that creates a new way of seeing and appreciating the Earth.

A 6 mineral masterpiece in a 3 inch specimen! Hardystonite, Clinohedrite, Calcite, Willemite, Red Zincite & Franklinite. Franklin Mine, Franklin, NJ. A fantastic old mine combination specimen from a legendary, long closed, location. Clinohedrite is only found at Franklin and Sterling Hill mines, accessing the same ore body, in New Jersey. Hardystonite was found in abundance in the Franklin Mine, but not even a trace at the Sterling Hill mine, a persistent mystery. Photographed under 254 nm SW UV. 3" x 1.5" x 2.5", 6.5 oz

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A nicely presenting, perfectly clear 3/4 inch Herkimer Diamond Quartz crystal in a matrix of Dolostone. Ace of Diamonds Mine, Middleville, NY, USA. Crystal .75 inches, 2.5" x 1.75" x 1.5" overall. 2.6 oz.

The minimal ridge of host matrix is clearly visible through this astonishingly water clear, lightly etched cluster of cubic Fluorite crystals. Truly transparent! Xianghualing Mine, Hunan Province, China. 4" x 2.5" x 1.5", 12.4 oz.

A perfect, translucent Stellerite crystal. The complex matrix of miniature Stilbite on an exquisitely detailed reef of intricate Chalcedony is a visual adventure all its own. A singularly unique display specimen and a truly Museum-quality piece in the defining crystal habit of the species. 2" x 2" x 2.25" Tall, Stellerite 1.25" Location: Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India Year of discovery: 2012

A spectacular, one of a kind piece destined to be the focal point of any collection. This unpolished fan of terminated Quartz crystals contains a complete phantom of itself, each covered in sparkling miniature crystals of Red Hematite, is exactly as our planet created it. There is no other. India. 1.75" x .75" x 2.75",  1.6 oz.

Stunning twin Cavansite crystals overgrew the Heulandite on this spectacular piece from the legendary Wagholi Quarries, Pune, Maharashtra, India (2016). The name Cavansite is derived from its chemical composition, calcium vanadium silicate, it is a deep blue hydrous calcium vanadium phyllosilicate mineral. This perfectly trimmed specimen stands alone on its basalt base matrix. A definitive aesthetic specimen.

Exceptionally rare Pentagonite no-contact floater crystal with thin crystals of Mordenite interspersed. Wagholi Quarries, Pune, Maharashtra, India. The Wagholi Quarries of Pune, Maharashtra, India was the only mine where crystals of this type have been found.

This next-level Aquamarine crystal is from Vietnam. It is 3.75 inches tall, 1 inch wide and weighs 3.4 oz. At least five terminations create a mesmerizing finish to this top-shelf fine mineral specimen. It contains one restoration, executed by the most respected mineral laboratory on Earth.

Wulfenite with minuscule double terminated quartz Rowley Mine, Painted Rock Mountains, AZ 1.1 × 0.8 × 1.0 cm total size, Wulfenite ~.5 cm

Heulandite and Blue Chalcedony. Two windows provide ample light in this airy blue Chalcedony geode containing a single Heulandite crystal of exceptional termination and clarity.

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