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Torbernite from Congo
Musoni, Katanga Province, D.R. Congo
Covered with great crystals, square tabs of the popular green radioactive, Torbernite. While Torbernite is a mineral that is found at hundreds of locations worldwide, the specimens from the Congo are some of the most sought after for their high quality of crystalization.
5.1 x 3.8 x 3.6 cm
Trinitite Glass Parking Lot
Trinity Nuclear Site, Tularosa Basin, Alamagordo, New Mexico
Trinitite is the name given to the byproduct of the first atomic bomb test in New Mexico. The blast turned the ground below it into a melted mixture of silica, feldspar and peridot. The only collecting of this material was in the 50’s, as it was burried over shortly after. Today, the location is closed to the public and collecting material is illegal, besides the fact that it is under several tons of dirt.
2.7 x 2.1 x .8 cm
Ultra Rare Xenotime-Yb CRYSTAL Texas
Burnet County, Texas
Franklin Roberts, of Austin Texas, having some serious luck with a bit of skill and knowledge, finding some amazing things in the pegmatites of the Llano Uplift. You can find them for sale here, on RadioactiveMinerals.com!
The mineral is all but completely hard to find, with samples being micros, mostly just found as grains in sand. This amazing find is one great sample of Xenotime-Yb, verified, and quite possibly a twin. Weighing in at 6.75 grams, this mineral has the highest concentration of the native element Ytterbium. This very might well be one of the best Xenotime-Yb crystals in existence.
2 x 1.3 x 1.1 cm