Mineral Specimens & Crystals Rock

Gandhara Gemstones is one of the best-known sources for fine & rare mineral specimens & crystals rocks. We supply Mineral specimens & crystals from around the world, we stock one of the largest collections of mineral specimens, from Europian samples to British, Asia, Africa, and more. We have supplied the museums and top private collectors with the best mineral specimens & crystals to have come to the market. 

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Sparkling Multi Generational Pyrite with Magnificent Metallic Luster
Pyrite is an Iron sulfide found in sedimentary formations in the earth's crust. It has been loved since antiquity for it's lustrous, metallic appearance and warm tone, which is similar to gold. For this reasons, it is also sometimes called,...
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Lovely Robust Aquamarine Cluster with Nice Detailed Albite - LightBlue
Aquamarine is a light blue color variety of beryl forming mostly multi-faced terminated single crystals and also on the matrix. This particular specimen is an incredibly robust cluster of slender crystals shooting all around. It has a perfect self-standing display...
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Magnificent Sculpture Double Terminated Quartz with Intersting Inclusion - Silver
Quartz most common and existing mineral on the planet forming large to huge museum size pieces. Presenting this new find of double terminated quartz with intersting inclusion and silvery white fantoms. This particular specimen is a single large cabinet size...
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Featuring Isolated Anatase Crystals on Lemonite Matrix with Quartz
Presenting this sculptural and artistic piece featuring lovely isolated crystals of Anatase pleasantly attached on crystalized matrix. The crystals have impressive sizes with attractive visuals and indeed very good luster. Almost each crystal is undamaged, no repair, no stabilization, highly...
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Gorgeous Combination of Masutomilite Golden Mica on Topaz - Gold
Presenting this beautiful looking cabinet size specimen featuring double terminated gem Topaz with Masutomilite lithium rich mica. Its overall has aesthetic and attractive visuals impact in such combination and perfection. The masutomilite mica has magnificent golden color, sharp edged with...
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Highly Etched Double Terminated Kunzite with Sharp Edges - Purple
Presenting this lovely double terminated gem Kunzite showing magnificent vitreous luster, saturated purple color. It has gorgeous highly striated, sharp edged and excellent crystal dyphenity transparency. It's an indeed pretty neat and attractive example for the specie in such perfection...
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Multi Faced Gem Aquamarine on Silvery White Muscovite with Garnet - LightBlue
Presenting this artistic and attractive piece featuring free standing isolated single Aquamarine gem crystal with silvery white compact muscovite matrix. The crystal has perfect multi faced termination, glassy crystal faces and very good translucency. Aquamarine crystal has vibrant sky blue...
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Lovely Schorl Highly Striated with Quartz and Cleavelandite - Black
Presenting this lovely and attractive piece featuring highly striated Schorl crystal nicely covered by cleavelandite and Quartz.The schorl aka black tourmaline has perfect smooth termination with fine edges.The cleavelandite and quartz adds much nice visuals and aesthetics to this adorable...
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Lovely Elongated Schorl Standing tall on Smokey Quartz with Cleavelandite - Black
Presenting this lovely and sculptural specimen featuring elongated schorl crystal nicely perched on smokey quartz with cleavelandite. The crystal has high striations with metallic luster and standing tall on matrix. Schorl crystal has one repair in lower mid section. It...
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New find of robust Quartz cluster with silvery white fantoms - Silver
Presenting this lovely and robust cluster of new find Quartz with interesting silvery fantoms and yellowish inclusion, probably Siderite. This piece has very attractive and impressive visuals with pointed terminated crystals shooting all around. It has vibrant silvery color fantoms...
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Lovely Schorl Aka Black Tourmaline on Cleavelandite - Black
Presenting this lovely and sculptural specimen featuring free standing single elongated isolated crystal nicely positioned on compact matrix of Albite. The schorl crystal is highly striated with multi faced termination and metallic luster. The milky white albite matrix adds much...
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Pretty Bicolor Tourmaline Slice with Nice Detailed Albite attached - Black
Tourmaline is popular in both the worlds of jewelry and mineral collecting. Its classified as a semi-precious stone and is famous not just for its intensity of tones, but for its incredible range of colors, so is its among the...
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Lovely Double Terminated Bicolor Tourmaline on Smokey Quartz
Presenting this pretty neat and cute piece featuring double terminated bicolor Tourmaline crystal nicely positioned on smokey quartz with Kunzite. The tourmaline crystal has magnificent vitreous luster, excellent transparency and saturated color tones. The kunzite is highly striated and has...
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Gorgeous Robust Cluster Of Quartz With Interesting Inclusion - Brown
Gorgeous Robust Cluster Of Quartz With Interesting Inclusion is available for sale at wholesale price from Skardu District, Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan. Presenting this new find of Quartz with interesting silvery color fantoms and yellowish inclusion. This piece has gorgeous robust...
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Highly Crystalized Copper with Gorgeous Metallic Patina
Highly Crystalized Copper with Gorgeous Metallic Patina Morocco Copper is one of the most famous and useful metals and has been important since ancient civilizations for ornaments and coinage. Its complex crystals can be beautifully formed in odd and unique...
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Mixed Cubic Pyritohedral Habit Pyrite with Sphalerite - Gold
Mixed Cubic Pyritohedral Habit Pyrite with Sphalerite Huanzala Mine, Huallanca District, Dos de Mayo Province, Huànuco Department, Peru Pyrite so called "fool's gold," is immensely popular because of its wonderfully geometric forms and high capacity for luster. There are numerous...
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Interestingly Well Crystalized Smokey Quartz with Saturated Color
Interestingly Well Crystalized Smokey Quartz with Saturated Color Badakhshan, Afghanistan Presenting this interestingly formed and highly crystalized smokey quartz with pointed sharp termination. It has saturated color, more 360 degree view piece with natural art on the crystal surface. As...
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Lovely Faden Quartz with Razor Sharp Termination
Lovely Faden Quartz with Razor Sharp Termination Zhob District, Baluchistan Province, Pakistan Quartz the most common existing mineral on the planet forming large to huge size crystals but the truly remarkable and interesting ones are rare. Presenting this particular specimen...
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Rare Combination Of Bluish Color Topaz with Montebrasite
Rare Combination Of Bluish Color Topaz with Montebrasite Chappu, Braldu Valley, Shigar, Skardu District, Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan Presenting this interesting find of bluish color Topaz with Montebrasite. The Topaz has excellent and very well defined crystal faces showing mirror luster....
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Aesthetic Doubley Terminated Lusterious Schorl with Cleavelandite - Black
Aesthetic Doubley Terminated Lusterious Schorl with Cleavelandite Urundu Mine, Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan Schorl an opaque and exclusively black variety of tourmaline typically has the quintessential tourmaline form which is elongated, prismatic and heavily striated. As like...
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Lovely Botryoidal Habit Forest Green Colour Malachite - Green
Lovely Botryoidal Habit Forest Green Colour MalachiteStar of Congo Mine, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo Malachite, named by the ancient Greeks for its resemblance to the mallow plant, it has been an object of longing and desire in the world...
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Green Cap Tourmaline Crystals with Albite - Green
Green Cap Tourmaline Crystals with Albite Staknala Gali, Skardu District, Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan Presenting this well composed and aesthetically formed V-shaped green cap Tourmaline with white albite. It features a couple of perfect tourmaline crystals with smooth termination and great...
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Gorgeous Pyrite Specimen Ball - Gold
Gorgeous Pyrite Specimen Ball Bamyan, Badakshan Province, Afghanistan Pyrite has been a common mineral from a few notable localities but it becomes pretty uncommon province-wise while from new localities. Presenting this particular specimen featuring well crystallized all around in good...
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Lazurite Crystals Specimen on Calcite - Blue
Lazurite Crystals Specimen on Calcite Sar-e Sang, Koksha Valley, Badakshan, Afghanistan Presenting this contrasting and adorable specimen featuring well crystallized and isolated Lazurite crystals on creamy white Calcite. Lazurite crystals are well balanced showing vibrant blue coloration. The creamy white...
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Mineral Specimens & Crystals Rock

Gandhara Gemstones is one of the best-known sources for fine & rare mineral specimens & crystals rocks. We supply Mineral specimens & crystals from around the world, we stock one of the largest collections of mineral specimens, from Europian samples to British, Asia, Africa, and more. We have supplied the museums and top private collectors with the best mineral specimens & crystals to have come to the market. We take pride in displaying our finest mineral specimens & crystals for enthusiasts around the world, that is why Gandhara Gemstones has dedicated a section for exquisite mineral specimens and crystals.
We offer an extensive range of high-quality minerals including the common ones such as amethyst, quartz, and garnets to the more elusive such as tourmaline, aquamarine, brokite, ruby, emerald, hematite, fluorite, brocite, apophyllites, bytownite, and olivine to industrial ores including barytes, bauxite, chalcopyrite & sphalerite, etc. Take a look at all we have to offer in this section.
Why collect mineral specimens & crystal rocks?
Mineral specimens and crystals have been collected since ancient times
Gemstones are the wealth of the Earth; each stone is unique and cannot be reproduced. Mineral specimens collecting gained boost during the Victorian age Queens, Kings, and millionaire across Globe accumulated minerals at a furious pace, often challenging one another for the premium material available.
There are shows and displays in Europe and the US. Some famous places are Denver, Munich, and Tucson that show most of the well-known collectibles.
Demand for minerals is increasing due to the wealth being created in Asia and the opening up of new mining areas located in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Africa, China, and South America.
Mines that vanished for 50 or 100 years are also now being revived and modified just to extract fine mineral specimens. New regions around the world are being discovered by mineral dealers with newly discovered mineral specimens.
What are Mineral Specimens?
Minerals are inorganic, naturally occurring, solids with a specific chemical formula. Minerals are classified based on attributes such as hardness & crystal shape (e.g., hexagonal, cubic). An example is Quartz, the most common mineral in the world, the purple variety of quartz is called amethyst. Its crystal shape is hexagonal and its hardness is 7 (out of 10 on the Moh's scale). Geologists have documented more than 4,000 different species of mineral specimens. Most mineral specimens are very rare and their classification often requires a mineralogist who is trained in the use of a microscope and other techniques
How are Mineral specimens identified?
You will be wondering how experts have identified more than 4,000 minerals. Well, minerals have definite properties or traits that allow geologists to identify them. Minerals can be recognized by their color, cleavage, patina, streak, resistance, specific significance, and even by their element composition. The following guide is intended to assist you in identifying some of the common minerals.
Color of the specimen:
Many minerals occur in various colors or shades of a single color. Thus, color is an easily recognizable characteristic that can be a great starting point when a mineral specimen is evaluated. For example, the minerals gold and pyrite are always metallic yellows in color. Some minerals, for example, quartz, come in a variety of colors, and thus, color is not useful for the identification of those minerals.
It is useful to clean minerals (normally with water) and examine them with a magnifying glass to accurately assess their true color.
Termination:
It is the endpoint of crystals especially the top faces, crystals are considered as terminated if their faces are undamaged or not repaired. In some rare cases, crystals are doubly-terminated which means both the top and bottom faces are not damaged. Some minerals have very lustrous termination which increases its value and preciousness.
Patina:
It is the manner in which a mineral replicates the light. Minerals can be illustrated as sharp, pearly, smooth, shiny, greasy, luminous, or dull. For illustration, diamonds are radiant. Talc has a greasy patina, quartz has a smooth luster, and gypsum has a radiant luster. Pyrite or fool’s gold, as it is sometimes referred, has a sharp luster.
Cleavage:
Cleavage takes place when particular minerals break in an exact way
For instance, galena cleaves formed into diminutive cubes while Mica cleaves into emaciated sheets. Calcite cleaves into diagonal bricks and quartz cleaves into uneven chunks.
The resistance of the mineral specimen:
Resistance represents how easy or hard it is to scrape a mineral
For example, Talc, the softest mineral identified, can be smashed through your fingernail. Diamond, the hardest mineral, can scrape other minerals but cannot be scraped by them.
The scale consists of ten minerals which are the following:
1) Talc
2) Gypsum
3) Calcite
4) Fluorite
5) Apatite
6) Orthoclase Feldspar
7) Quartz
8) Topaz
9) Corundum
10) Diamond
Using known examples of these minerals to attempt to scratch mineral samples of unknown identity can be very useful in determining their hardness
For example, the quartz has a hardness of 7, so any mineral that can be scratched by quartz crystal has a hardness of less than 7. Pocket knives, paper clips, and iron nails generally have a hardness between 5.5 to 6.5. Glass can be scratched by every mineral harder than 5.5. By using these common objects you can determine the hardness of your mineral specimen.
Specific Significance:
The specific significance of a mineral is based on its comparative weight compared to the mass of an equal degree of water. It establishes the solidity of the mineral. Two different minerals may be of similar size, but their mass will be different. Water has a particular significance of one.
Significance of Mineral specimens:
Most of the time mineral resources are not totally consistent in their composition, sometimes it may be too loutish or uneven in size and too pitiable in grade.
Minerals Localities:
Each mineral has multiple localities in which some of the localities are very known such as Afghanistan, Pakistan, Brazil, Russia, and Africa. If we consider Tourmaline crystals and Specimens then the best source is Afghanistan and Russia, similarly best Aquamarine crystals and specimens are mostly sourcing from Northern areas of Pakistan.

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