~~~ 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 November 2016 - new specimens from recent finds, including fantastic olmiite with calcite from a new find at the N'Chwaning II Mine, halite tinted green by copper minerals that fluoresces bright orange under SW UV light and a few pieces of the popular 'grape chalcendony' from Indonesia.
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November 2016 - We have changed the mineral information pages so that the photos are larger and better resolution which will hopefully make it easier to see details of thr specimens. We have updated the photos for the more recently added specimens but some of the older ones still have the smaller images. We will be updating these 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 Oxford on Sunday 27th November. 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.
Hutchinsonite with orpiment on pyrite. Fantastic showy example of Huthcinsonite, a rare thallium sulphosalt. From La Libertad, Peru. £75.
Gorgeous Halite cubes coloured green by copper minerals, fluoresces bright orange under SW UV. New find in 2016 from Lubin, Poland. £35.
Very pretty blue Chalcedony with Mordenite adn Calcite showing very intricate textures. An unusual combination from Aurangabad, India. £40.
Showy small cabinet specimen of lustrous white Stilbite from a 2015 find at Monte Blanc, Italy. £65.