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Help me identify these minerals

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Good day.

I went to a garage sale today and the guy had a whole bunch of minerals to sell.  To expand my collection, I bought a few pieces, and some of them I cannot identify.  Can you please help me figure out what these are?  They came with an identification tag, but either I can't read it properly or its incorrect.  I have more than these three, but I thought I would start with these.  

The first on the left, it seems the tag says bunytime or banytime.  Can't find anything about it, and don't know where to start.
The one in the middle, while posting this I think I now have identified as braziliamite.
The one on the right says adamite, but I can't find any pictures anywhere that helps me identify this.

 

Thanks for any help for this!

 

 

asked May 6 by Hickoryduff (150 points)

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First one might be vanadinite,  the images have similar crystalline structure. The last one does not appear to be adamite.
answered May 6 by Weasel (52,150 points)
Vanadinite does look like the correct mineral, after comparing online.

Still searching for that last one.  I can't scratch it with my nail, so its harder than a 2 on the Mohs scale.
 


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