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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Lustrous Smoky Quartz Crystal With Excellent Transparency
Presenting this lovely double terminated Smoky Quartz with wet quality lustre. It has excellent transparency with vivid smoky colour and highly striated. It’s so well crystallised with doubly terminated and interesting crystal formation. No repair, no treatment ! Product Information:...
$180.00
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Lovely Lazurite Focal Single Crystal Nicely Perched On Calcite With Pyrite - Blue
Presenting this beautiful and colourful specimen of Lazurite with Pyrite on Calcite matrix. The lazurite crystal is nicely perched on top of creamy white calcite matrix. The lazurite crystal is well formed with isometric crystal form and has vibrant azure...
$120.00
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Lovely Trio Of Lazurite Round Disc Crystals On Calcite - Blue
Presenting this adorable and beautiful specimen of Lazurite crystals nicely arranged on creamy white Calcite matrix. The trio of crystals are more like in round disc shape with azure blue colour. The crystals has rounded edges with natural art on...
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Lovely Tabular Smoky Quartz
Presenting this beautiful and lovely looking specimen of tabular Quartz with excellent quality lustre and great hint smoky of colour. It’s so well crystallised all around with glassy faces and bright lustre. It’s heavily striated with horizontal striations and indeed...
$280.00
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Attractive Metallic lustre For Hematite Rossetts
Presenting this attractive and interesting cluster form for thick Hematite crystals with magnificent vitreous wet lustre. The crystals are so well formed with metallic and striking rich silvery black colour. The white Albite detail crystals attached as matrix and creating...
$120.00
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Impressive Focal Crystal Of Lazurite Nicely Perched On Calcite Matrix - Blue
Presenting this colourful and attractive specimen of Lazurite crystal nicely perched on creamy white Calcite matrix. The lazurite crystal is naturally etched with modified crystal faces and has azure blue colour. The contrasting creamy white matrix just pop up the...
$150.00
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Interestingly Formed Smoky Quartz With Excellent Transparency
Presenting this lovely and lustrous example of Smoky Quartz with exceptional lustre. It has interesting crystallography with more rounded shape and excellent transparency. It’s so well crystallised all around and indeed a pretty neat and elegant example for the species...
$220.00
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Gem Tabular Smoky Quartz With Perfect Secondary Crystals
Presenting this lusterious and attractive specimen of Smoky tabular Quartz with perfect secondary crystals. The main crystal has magnificent wet lustre with rounded termination and excellent transparency. It’s highly striated with sharp and parallel striations and great hint of smoky...
$350.00
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Lovely Azure Blue Lazurite Focal Crystal On Creamy White Calcite Matrix - Blue
Presenting this cute and adorable specimen of Lazurite on creamy white Calcite matrix. The focal lazurite crystal is so nicely positioned on top of crystallised calcite matrix. The lazurite crystal is well formed all around and has vibrant blue colouration....
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Double Terminated Isolated Lazurite Focal Crystal On Calcite - Blue
Presenting this colourful and attractive specimen of Lazurite on Calcite from Badakhshan, Afghanistan. The lazurite crystal is double terminated with isometric crystal form and nicely perched on creamy white Calcite matrix. The lazurite crystal has vivid blue colour and well...
$150.00
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Lovely Aggregate Of Smoky Quartz
Presenting this lovely cluster of Smoky Quartz from famous Hashupi mine, Skardu, Pakistan. The crystals has magnificent wet vitreous lustre with excellent transparency and glassy crystal faces. One crystal has slightly damage on termination and the rest is all fine....
$180.00
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Lovely Schorl Black Tourmaline With Milky White Cleavlandite
This is cute and adorable specimen of Schorl as known as Black Tourmaline. The tourmaline crystal is highly striated with parallel striations and has great metallic lustre. The milky white Cleavlandite attached as matrix in great contrast of black against...
$180.00
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Colourful Combination Piece Of Smoky Quartz Crystals With Blue Quartz On Albite
Presenting this adorable and colourful specimen of Smoky Quartz crystals with Blue Quartz crystals on white Albite matrix. The quartz crystals has magnificent vitreous wet lustre with glassy crystal faces. The silvery white Muscovite mica attached as matrix with no...
$150.00
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Beautiful Schorl Black Tourmaline With Milky White Cleavlandite
Presenting this cute and aesthetic example of Black Tourmaline crystal nicely covered by snowy white cleavlandite matrix. The black tourmaline crystal has interesting natural patterns on top termination with fine crystal quality. The snowy white matrix creating an awesome contrast...
$220.00
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Lovely And Rare Blue Quartz With White Albite
Presenting this rare and uncommon species of Quartz called Blue Quartz. This particular specimen has vibrant blue colour with white Albite attached as matrix. It’s so well crystallised all around with natural art on the crystal surface. No repair, damage...
$120.00
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Lustrous Schorl Black Tourmaline On White Albite Matrix
Presenting this adorable and aesthetic example of Black Tourmaline crystal nicely positioned on white Albite matrix. The black tourmaline crystal is highly striated with striking black colouration and metallic lustre. The white Albite matrix just pop up the black tourmaline...
$150.00
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Rare Blue Quartz On White Albite
Presenting this cute and rare specie of Quartz called Blue Quartz. The Quartz crystals are well formed and nicely arranged on white Albite matrix. It has a vibrant blue colouration with pointed terminations and indeed a pretty neat specimen. No...
$150.00
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Lovely Elongated Schorl Black Tourmaline With White Albite Matrix
Presenting this contrasting and attractive specimen of Black Tourmaline crystal nicely positioned on white Albite matrix. The black tourmaline has magnificent metallic wet lustre, highly striated and ink black colouration. The white Albite matrix is nicely attached as matrix and...
$180.00
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Adorable And Attractive Specimen Of Schorl Black Tourmaline With Cleavlandite
Presenting this adorable and contrasting piece of Black Tourmaline with milky white cleavlandite. The tourmaline crystal is highly parallel striated with interesting patterns on top termination. It has a magnificent vitreous wet lustre and double terminated. The white cleavlandite creating...
$220.00
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Lovely Single Crystal For Saturated Colour Blue Quartz With Smoky Hint
Presenting this lovely saturated blue colour Quartz with great hint of smoky colour. The Quartz crystal has magnificent metallic lustre and good fatty size. It does have few damages here and there but the rest in good shape and conditions....
$150.00
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Lovely And Sculptural Black Tourmaline Crystal Nicely Positioned On Albite
Presenting this lovely and sculptural specimen of Schorl as know as Black Tourmaline with white Albite attached as matrix. The tourmaline crystal is highly parallel striated with perfect multi step termination. The white Albite matrix creating an awesome contrast of...
$180.00
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Lovely Purple Apatite Crystals Nicely Positioned On Albite
Presenting this adorable and colourful specimen, featuring couple of well formed Apatite crystals. The apatite crystals has saturated purple colour, well crystallised all around with good translucency. The white Albite matrix just pop up the purple apatite crystals so nicely...
$250.00
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Attractive Elongated Black Tourmaline Crystal On Snowy White Albite
Schorl know as Black Tourmaline, forming large prismatic and lustrous crystals. This particular specimen is an excellent example, featuring single well terminated crystal nicely positioned on white Albite matrix. The main crystal is highly parallel striated with ink black colour...
$180.00
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Rare Variety Blue Quartz On Albite With Muscovite
Presenting this nice and attractive piece, featuring single Blue Quartz crystal nicely perched on white Albite with Muscovite. The Quartz crystal has vibrant blue colouration with pointed termination and well formed glassy faces. The white Albite matrix creating an awesome...
$280.00
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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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