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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Lovely Blue Aragonite Crystals On Matrix
Presenting this attractive and interestingly crystalized blue Aragonite crystals on contrasting orange color matrix. The aragonite has magnificent saturated color, well crystalized all around with fine edges and hoppered growth. Its an indeed eye-catching example for the species in such...
$180.00
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Blue Zone Purple Fluorite Crystals With Creamy White Calcite
Presenting this impressive and large cabinet piece featuring lovely purple zone Fluorite crystals on matrix. The fluorite crystals has sharp fine edges, well crystalized morphology and adorable color against creamy white calcite. Its an indeed lovely looking example for the...
$220.00
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Luster Intergrown Crystals Of Vesuvianite On Contrasting White Matrix
Presenting this lusterious & prismatic cluster of Vesuvianite crystal aggregate on matrix. The crystals are nicely intergrown with each other forming this artistic piece. The crystals has perfect flat termination with sharp edges, well crystalized all around with zero damage....
$180.00
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Quartz Var. Faden Quartz With Double Terminated Tabular Crystals On Matrix
Faden quartz the more tabular shaped  variety of quartz with mostly a cord going through along the crystals. This is striking example featuring highly lustrous, pointed terminated faden crystals shooting out of crystalized lemonite matrix. The crystals are incredibly crystalized...
$580.00
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Gorgeous Dendritic Marcasite With Magnificent Golden Metallic luster - Gold
Marcasite is an Arabic or Moorish and was applied to Pyrite and similar metallic bronze colored minerals. Simply can be say that its an orthorhombic polymorph of isomatric (cubic) pyrite and a common natural disulphide. It is physically and crystallographically...
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Gorgeous Scepter Smoky Quartz
Presenting this sculptural and impressive scepter Quartz with magnificent vitreous wet luster and saturated color. It has a lovely mirror luster, natural art on crystal surface and pointed termination. It's very well crystalized all around with perfect self standing display...
$850.00
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Incredible Microcline With Quartz And Aquamarine Crystal - White
Presenting this gorgeous and combination piece of Microcline with Aquamarine and Smoky Quartz cluster. It featuring an impressive size of Microcline crystal nicely centered with Aquamarine rod crystal. The smoky quartz robust pointed terminated crystals shooting out in almost all...
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Aesthetic Aggregate Of Elestial Quartz On Matrix
Quartz is the most common and existing mineral on the planet, forming multiple varieties with each one on its own form, color and morphology. Elestial quartz or Jacare quartz exhibits unique internal and external dissolution growth resulting from unstable conditions...
$650.00
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Attractive And Impressive Azurite Sun Round Crystals On Kaolinite Matrix
"Azurite Suns" are a unique outcrop of the beloved species azurite and are exclusive to the Malbunka Copper Mine of Australia. They formed when copper-rich water containing the components of azurite precipitated within the seams of dense kaolinite clay. This...
$1,200.00
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This Is Artistic And Adorable Gwindel Quartz
Presenting this impressive and neat piece of Gwindel quartz with pointed terminations. It has magnificent wet mirror luster, excellent transparency and lovely twisted crystallography. Its very well crystalized all around with distinctive glassy crystal faces. It's more a 360-degree view...
$280.00
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Spectacular Museum Grade Aquamarine And Apatite On Muscovite
Presenting this sculptural and artistic specimen featuring double terminated impressive size Aquamarine crystals. The pink multi faced Apatite crystal nicely perched on top of silvery white muscovite. The aqua crystal has magnificent vitreous luster, typical sky blue color with perfect...
$6,800.00
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"Shark Fish" Interesting Crystallography For Fouble Terminated Quartz
This is interesting crystallography for the Quartz, featuring double terminated crystal. It has magnificent vitreous wet luster, exceptional quality and very good transparency. It has beautiful natural art on crystal surface, well crystalized all around and more like a fish...
$280.00
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Sculptural Cherry Red Wulfenite On Matrix - Red
Presenting this sculptural and lusterious cherry red Wulfenite crystal aggregate with detail matrix. The crystals are highly lustrous with mirror luster and naturally modified all around. It has a razor sharp edges, more tabular crystal form with vibrant red coloration....
$250.00
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Gorgeous Chlorite Quartz With Pointed Terminated Secondary Crystals
Presenting this sculptural and artistic example for the Chlorite Quartz. It's featuring primary fatty crystal with secondary crystals shooting out on top of main crystal. It has magnificent vitreous luster with saturated forest green color Chlorite inclusion. The main crystal...
$320.00
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Blue Cap With Mint-Green Body Tourmaline On Quartz - Green
This is adorable cute specimen featuring double terminated bicolor Tourmaline. The tourmaline crystal is nicely positioned on Quartz, giving the piece much aesthetic visuals. The tourmaline has nice ribbon of blue color with mint green body. Tourmaline is highly striated,...
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Milky White Microcline aggregate - White
Presenting this beautiful and adorable specimen of milky white Microcline crystal aggregate. The crystals are so nicely arranged, well crystalized more in tabular form. It has magnificent vitreous marble luster, compact crystals. It double terminated, perfect standing display position. It...
$280.00
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Attractive And Interesting Crystallography For Blue Aragonite
This is interesting crystallography for the blue Aragonite with botryoidal habit. It's well crystalized all around with rounded shapes and fine edges. It has perfect display standing position, more with 360-degree view. Its an indeed eye-catching example for the species...
$130.00
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Lovely Botryoidal Aggregate Of Blue Aragonite
Presenting this beautiful botryoidal habit Aragonite, well crystalized all around more with a 360-degree view. It has adorable visuals with blue coloration, rounded terminations and damage free. Its an indeed eye-catching example for the species in such intersting formation and...
$145.00
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Lovely Microcline with Cleavelandite - White
This is lovely and aesthetic example for Microcline with cleavelandite attached. The microcline crystal has baveno twinning with multi faced terminations. It has a lovely marble wet luster, well crystalized all around with distinct crystal faces. The milky rossetts of...
$220.00
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Gorgeous lustrous Quartz with fine needles of Rutile inclusion - Brown
Presenting this interesting beautiful and artistic piece of Quartz with exceptional clarity and luster. It has a whole new world inside with network of fine rutile inclusion. The mirror wet luster is just outstanding with highly horizontal sharp striations. Its...
$345.00
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Gorgeous Cluster Of Elongated Smoky Quartz On Matrix - Brown
Presenting this impressive and pristine specimen, featuring an incredible aggregate of smoky quartz crystals shooting out of matrix. The crystals are shooting out of silvery white matrix, creating an awesome contrast. The crystals has more an elongated and pointed terminated...
$885.00
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Saturated Forest Green Color Fluorite On Muscovite - Green
Presenting this beautiful and well balanced specimen, featuring lovely focal crystal of Fluorite on muscovite. The fluorite has a magnificent forest green coloration, well crystalized and octahedral crystal form. The crystal is aesthetically perched on matrix with well crystallized all...
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Lovely Robust Trio Of Chlorite Quartz - Brown
Presenting this lovely triple aggregate of silvery fantom Quartz with visible vivid chlorine. It formed so aesthetically and nicely attached triple crystals with good clarity. The crystals are nicely pointed terminated with horizontal striations and awesome visuals. It's well crystalized...
$280.00
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Milky Blue Color Aquamarine On Creamy White Albite - Lightblue
Presenting this lovely cupcake of Aquamarine specimen from an uncommon locality for such specie. Featuring single smooth terminated aquamarime crystal nicely positioned on white Albite matrix. The crystal has milky blue color with perfect hexagonal smooth termination and well defined...
$250.00
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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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