~~~ 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.
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Update August 2019 - some classic pieces added including an Elmwood calcite with sphalerite and a Tsumeb smithsonite. Update June 2019 - includes a fantastic Tantalite-(Mn) and a cute thumbnail of Siegenite.
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Recently acquired - Mark Shatkin collection including numerous rare ans esthetic pieces from the former USSR. Also excellent specimens ex. Shirley Adrian collection. Please email us for details of stock not yet on the website.
UK Shows 2019
This year we will be attending the Oxford Mineral Shows, the Southampton Mineral and Fossil Show, the Bakewell Rock Exchange and the Sussex Hawards Heath Show. Click here for our 2019 Show List. If you visit any of these 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.
Fantastic, rare 1960s specimen of Vauquelinite on Crocoite from the type locality Berezovskoe Deposit, Urals . £95.
Attractive, showy blue apatite with bertrandite & muscovite from the Golconda Mine, Brazil. £55.
Excellent miniature sized Witherite from the Minerva No. 1 Mine, Illinois. £65.
Gorgeous Prehnite from a classic French locality. £35.