Weinrich Minerals Inc.
|Well Arranged Molecules
Welcome to my site! UCMINERALS.COM offers mineral specimens for all ranges of collecting interests. We carry hundreds of quality mineral specimens for any range of mineral collecting interests, from the beginning mineral collector to the advanced mineral collector.UC Minerals is really a company called Uniquely Crystalline, I just liked the name UC Minerals better than my current name because it better describes what my web page is all about…You see minerals. I have been an avid collector for about fifteen years now, and have had this company for the last 11 years. Over the years, I have built up quite an inventory of specimens from around the world. I have specimens ranging from exceptional, one-of-a-kind, specimens for the collector to reference pieces for the beginning collector. If you have any particular interests, just drop me a line and let me know. If I do not have an item in stock, it is very likely that I can find it for you.
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Featured Item: Fluorapatite
Location: Cerro del Mercado, Durango, Mexico
Size: H: 3.5 cm ,W: 1.5 cm ,D: 2 cm
Item #: 217110
Comments: A pair of terminated translucent yellow fluorapatite crystals.
I love the chase, and just having had the treasure is my fulfillment. I don’t feel the need to keep these treasures. Actually I don’t even have a place that I would keep them. I do, however, need to finance my obsession, so I offer these treasures to you at fair prices so that I can continue the journey and the adventure.
This way we all win…you get great treasures and I get to keep adventuring to get them.
Featured Item: Rubellite Tourmaline
Location: Mogok, Myanmar
Size: 7.8 x 7 x 6.5 cm 246.5 grams
Here we have a rare, exceptional “mushroom” Tourmaline specimen with a juicy red color and good form, exhibiting dozens of terminations as a result of sprayed growth from a central Schorl core. Normally, this would result in the classic botryoidal structure that lends the material its name, however this piece here does not conform to the norm in terms of its structure and the added bonus that it’s also a matrix specimen! The Tourmaline crystal itself is 4.9 cm tall! Some damage to the top of the piece, near the back, but does not detract from it at all. With our trade embargo on Myanmar still in effect, new material is difficult to acquire! Such an important piece as this does not come up everyday…
Featured Item: BERYL, SCHORL
Location: Erongo Mts., Erongo Reg., Namibia
Size: 10,6 x 8,0 x 5,8 cm
Item #: (703)
Comments: A gorgeous assemble of lustrous, sharp terminated Beryl crystals on black Schorl needles. The Beryl crystals show a light greenish color with sharp blue-green zoning at the end points. This is typpically for this unique discovery several years ago – and this material didn´t come twice. The group at the top froms a star-like assemble. A very spectacular and eye-catching specimen in excellent condition damage-wise.
Featured Item: RHODOCHROSITE
Location: Kounrad, Karaganda, Kazakhstan
Size: 8.5 x 6.0 x 4.0 cm (small-cabinet)
Item #: 1911003
Comments: This locality, located approximately 10 km north of Lake Balkash, stubbornly yields some good rhodochrosite specimens from time to time. Many years ago while in Kazakhstan we tried to visit this locality, but were turned away as it was a government protected area. This current example is gorgeous consisting of semi-lustrous pink botryoidal rhodochrosite covering the top of an 8.5 x 6.0 x 4.0 cm banded rhodochrosite matrix. In excellent condition.
If you enjoy fine, aesthetic crystallized minerals and especially if you have an interest in the exciting new discoveries in Chinese minerals, this is the right place! We travel extensively searching for fine minerals, unknown localities, and seek new, rare, exotic and? well-arranged? examples of the mineral kingdom. We will be adding frequent updates, minerals for sale, breaking news and try to provide accurate details regarding locations, analysis and other mineralogical topics. We welcome your comments, ideas and contributions!
Our stock for sale is carefully selected, unconditionally guaranteed, and we feel represents exceptional value in terms of quality and price. As China has become a major source of the very best examples ever found for many species (and at reasonable prices for most collectors) we have made this fantastic source our specialty. We do also deal in and seek minerals from other world locales (especially South America). Please do contact us with your needs, our current stock exceeds 2,000 pieces and only a small percentage is on this site or goes to shows. We take pride in finding great stuff for collectors who appreciate minerals with molecules (and atoms, unit cells etc) that are well arranged!
Featured Item: Fluorite on Quartz
Location: De’an Mine,Jiangxi, China
Size: 5.9 x 4.8 x 3.3 CM (small cabinet/large miniature)
Item #: 15.1-1010-SM0
Comments: A super sharp, well exposed and choice Fluorite on Quartz matrix. The main octahedral crystal is 2.6 CM across the axis and contrast nicely with the matrix. An older piece from the first wave of specimens produced at Dean mine, this was in the Charles Noll collection. These were exposed by dissolving the enclosing Quartz with hydrofluoric acid, and tricky and dangerous task. This one is especially esthetic and has some zoning. No damage, the Fluorite looks really fine from all angles. Although a lot of these did come out in the 2005-7 era, this quality was never very common.
Location: Beihilfe Mine | Halsbrücke | Freiberg | Saxony | Germany
Size: 7.0 x 7.4 x 4.0 cm / 2.8 x 2.9 x 1.6 in . small cabinet
Item #: EVJ-095
Comments: Superb, pale purple, penetration twin of fluorite, 2 cm on edge, on matrix from Beihilfe Mine, Halsbrücke, Freiberg, Germany. The crystals are sharp, with no damage and show wonderful multiple phantoms in side the crystals. This is a top quality fluorite specimen, fiiting well any collection of high-quality, aesthetic minerals or a top quality fluorite collection.
Minerals for the advanced collector.
Featured Item: Sphalerite
Size: 4 Widw
Searching and Digging nice minerals from China is Mr.Chen’s Life,He have the best team,they had diggig more than 13 years in China already,and now,they are still working,They will bring more surprised the minerals to the hobbyist on the world!
Featured Item: Wulfenite
Location: Stone crack mine,Kuruktag Mts,Xinjiang,China
Comments: Description:main crystal to 1.1cm,good luster.and good combination
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