In 2002 we visited Greenland for the first time. We collect our own specimens from the Ilimaussaq Complex, a "'Geologists Mecca" in Southern Greenland. Since then we've returned over a dozen times and have introduced dozens of new fluorescent mineral species to the hobby.
The Minerals of Greenland and the Localities are a major focus of this web site. Over 200 minerals have been identified from the Ilimaussaq Complex, South Greenland - and over 15 are only found here. Ilimaussaq is the type locality for dozens of alkaline minerals including tugtupite, ussingite, polylithionite, sorensenite, and more. Rare minerals such as chkalovite, leucophanite, catapleite, villiaumite and dozens more add to the allure of this remote "Geologist's mecca".
In the past several years, this area has become a world-class locale for fluorescent minerals and deeply tenebrescent sodalite hackmanite.
MinerShop now offers a variety of minerals for sale including fluorescent minerals such as tugtupite, sodalite, calcite, fluorite, apatite, sphalerite, halite, aragonite, crystals and more. Check out our rock shop today!