~~~ Welcome to Taranis Minerals ~~~
Trading online and at UK Mineral Shows since 2009
Welcome to our website. We offer high quality minerals from around the world at affordable prices and specialise in aesthetic miniature & small cabinet specimens and aesthetic rare minerals. We post specimens to almost anywhere in the world and accept payment via credit or debit card in most major currencies using Paypal. To view minerals that we currently have on offer please use the search options above or click the quick links to recent updates or one of our current favourites listed below.
UPDATES - Update for March 2016 - we have added a selection of specimens from Peru, including highly aesthetic and well crystallized bornite, a striking specimen of scheelite with stolzite and some excellent examples of hutchinsonite, a rare thallium bearing sulphosalt.
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We have made a few changes to our website including new information pages and a slightly different homepage. We will be introducing some advanced search options later this year. We also have lots of exciting new stock including some rare and aesthetic miniatures and cabinet pieces from recent new finds and unusual fluorescent specimens. We will be adding these to the website in a series of updates over the coming months.
UK Shows 2016
This year we will be attending the Oxford shows, Bakewell Rock Exchange and Sussex Hawards Heath Show. Sadly we are not able to attend the Southampton Mineral and Fossil Show at Lyndhurst but we hope to be back there in 2017. Our next show is in Bakewell on 8-9th October. Click here for our 2016 Show List. If you attend any shows and there are specimens on our website that you would like to see in person then do drop us an email and we will bring them along.
We want you to be delighted with your purchases and we make every effort to represent specimens as accurately as possible. However, if a specimen does not live up to expectations we will provide a full refund subject to our Returns Policy.
For information about our specimen photographs and how best to view them please see our Photo Info page. For information about mineral sizes and size categories please see our Size Info page.
Lovely bicoloured Elbaite with minor cleavelandite attached. Attractive miniature from Stak Nala, Pakistan. £95.
Striking purple and green zoned Fluorite miniature, particularly attractive when backlit. From Okorusu, Namibia. £35.
Excellent example of the rare mineral Vauxite with a rich coverage of sparkly blue crystals, from the Type Locality of Llallgua, Bolivia. £38.
Attractive Kermesite with deep red, lustrous, radiating crystals. Borderline thumbnail to miniature sized, from Pezinok, Slovakia. £22.