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LL530 - Brochantite $ 450 SOLD
Bou Skour mine, Draa Tafilalt Region, Morocco
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 3.2 cm


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Brochantite from Bou Skour mine, Draa Tafilalt Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL530a.jpg] Brochantite from Bou Skour mine, Draa Tafilalt Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL530b.jpg] Brochantite from Bou Skour mine, Draa Tafilalt Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL530c.jpg] Brochantite from Bou Skour mine, Draa Tafilalt Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL530d.jpg] Brochantite from Bou Skour mine, Draa Tafilalt Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL530e.jpg]

Large green Brochantite crystals lining a vug in a ddark red rock matrix. The crystals are an 'electric' green and have broad and fat terminations, up to 1.5cm wide. Very different than typical Brochantite which occurs as needle-like crystals. Saw cut on back side.


LL541 - Almandine $ 600
Garnet Hill, Ely, White Pine Co., Nevada, USA
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 2.2 cm


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Almandine from Garnet Hill, Ely, White Pine Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL541a.jpg] Almandine from Garnet Hill, Ely, White Pine Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL541b.jpg] Almandine from Garnet Hill, Ely, White Pine Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL541c.jpg] Almandine from Garnet Hill, Ely, White Pine Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL541d.jpg]

Large 1.8cm Almandine crystal on pink Rhyolite. An especially good example for this occurrence, probably the best I've seen. Undamaged.


LL543 - Aquamarine $ 450
Dara Pech, Kunar, Afghanistan
thumbnail - 2.9 x 2.4 x 1.5 cm


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Aquamarine from Dara Pech, Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/LL543a.jpg] Aquamarine from Dara Pech, Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/LL543b.jpg] Aquamarine from Dara Pech, Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/LL543c.jpg] Aquamarine from Dara Pech, Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/LL543d.jpg]

Uncommon tabular Aquamarine crystal on a small amount of Albite matrix. The Aqua is exceptionally glassy, transparent, and complete all around. Undamaged.


LL484 - Ettringite $ 300
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 1.8 cm


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Ettringite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/LL484a.jpg] Ettringite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/LL484b.jpg] Ettringite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/LL484c.jpg] Ettringite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/LL484d.jpg]

Intergrown group of lemon yellow Ettringite crystals. Main crystal is double-terminated and thick at 1.7 x 1.5 cm. There is also a small metallic black tabular cryst sticking out one side, possibly Hematite.


LL476 - Azurite $ 250 SOLD
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 1.8 cm


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Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL476a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL476b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL476c.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL476d.jpg]

High quality cluster of electric-blue Azurite crystals with areas of exposed Malachite. These pseudomorph from the inside out and the Malachite inside is often covered by a thin veneer of Azurite, which leads to the bright blue color. In some areas the Malachite inside has reached the surface of the crystals. Other than an area on one crystals where it was atttached, and the areas of Malachite, the crystals are perfectly smooth and lustrous, and all are double-terminated. Crystals to 2cm in size.


LL492 - Afghanite $ 250
Sar-e-Sang, Badakhshan, Afghanistan
miniature - 4 x 2 x 2 cm


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Afghanite from Sar-e-Sang, Badakhshan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/LL492a.jpg] Afghanite from Sar-e-Sang, Badakhshan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/LL492b.jpg] Afghanite from Sar-e-Sang, Badakhshan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/LL492c.jpg] Afghanite from Sar-e-Sang, Badakhshan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/LL492d.jpg]

Translucent blue Afghanite crystals in a Calcite and Pyrite rich matrix. 


LL537 - Rhodonite $ 450
San Martin Mine, Chiurucu, Huanuco, Peru
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm


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Rhodonite from San Martin Mine, Chiurucu, Huanuco, Peru [db_pics/pics/LL537a.jpg] Rhodonite from San Martin Mine, Chiurucu, Huanuco, Peru [db_pics/pics/LL537b.jpg] Rhodonite from San Martin Mine, Chiurucu, Huanuco, Peru [db_pics/pics/LL537c.jpg] Rhodonite from San Martin Mine, Chiurucu, Huanuco, Peru [db_pics/pics/LL537d.jpg] Rhodonite from San Martin Mine, Chiurucu, Huanuco, Peru [db_pics/pics/LL537e.jpg]

Platy crystal group of deep pink Rhodonite. Good large crystals from a 1989 find. 


LL452 - Azurite with Chrysocolla after Libethenite $ 280
Burra Burra Copper Mine, Mt Lofty Ranges, South Australia, Australia
miniature - 4.5 x 3 x 2 cm


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Azurite with Chrysocolla after Libethenite from Burra Burra Copper Mine, Mt Lofty Ranges, South Australia, Australia [db_pics/pics/LL452a.jpg] Azurite with Chrysocolla after Libethenite from Burra Burra Copper Mine, Mt Lofty Ranges, South Australia, Australia [db_pics/pics/LL452b.jpg] Azurite with Chrysocolla after Libethenite from Burra Burra Copper Mine, Mt Lofty Ranges, South Australia, Australia [db_pics/pics/LL452c.jpg] Azurite with Chrysocolla after Libethenite from Burra Burra Copper Mine, Mt Lofty Ranges, South Australia, Australia [db_pics/pics/LL452d.jpg]

Platy, electric blue crystals of Azurite with pseudomorphs of Chysocolla after Libethenite. Colorful and unusual Azurite specimen.


LL525 - Cobaltian Calcite $ 200
Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer District, Ouarzazate Province, Draa-Tafilalet, Morocco
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Cobaltian Calcite from Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer District, Ouarzazate Province, Draa-Tafilalet, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL525a.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer District, Ouarzazate Province, Draa-Tafilalet, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL525b.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer District, Ouarzazate Province, Draa-Tafilalet, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL525c.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer District, Ouarzazate Province, Draa-Tafilalet, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL525d.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer District, Ouarzazate Province, Draa-Tafilalet, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL525e.jpg]

Translucent pink Cobaltian Calcite crystals. Large crystals to 2cm in size with orange/red phantoms caused by Hematite staining on earlier generations of Calcite.


LL462 - Roselite $ 350
Bou Azzer District, Ouarzazate Province, Draa-Tafilalet, Morocco
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5 x 3 cm


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Roselite from Bou Azzer District, Ouarzazate Province, Draa-Tafilalet, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL462a.jpg] Roselite from Bou Azzer District, Ouarzazate Province, Draa-Tafilalet, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL462b.jpg] Roselite from Bou Azzer District, Ouarzazate Province, Draa-Tafilalet, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL462c.jpg] Roselite from Bou Azzer District, Ouarzazate Province, Draa-Tafilalet, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL462d.jpg]

Translucent deep purple/red Roselite crystals on Calcite crystals. Good coverage of relatively large crystals. Ex. Bob Reynolds collection and comew swtih an old Kristalle label.


LL417 - Ferberite with Fluorite $ 400
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 8 x 5.2 x 3.2 cm


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Ferberite with Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/LL417a.jpg] Ferberite with Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/LL417b.jpg] Ferberite with Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/LL417c.jpg] Ferberite with Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/LL417d.jpg] Ferberite with Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/LL417e.jpg]

Large terminated Ferberite crystal, complete all around. Thick and heavy with a small fluorite cube, Muscovite, and Calcite attached.


LL521 - Wulfenite $ 400 SOLD
Touissit, Morocco
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


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Wulfenite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL521a.jpg] Wulfenite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL521b.jpg] Wulfenite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL521c.jpg] Wulfenite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL521d.jpg] Wulfenite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL521e.jpg] Wulfenite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL521f.jpg]

Tabular yellow Wulfenite crystals to 1.5cm in size on matrix with another unidentified mineral. I love the two Wulfenites in parallel growth on the other mineral. Ex. Bob Reynolds collection from Steve Smale.


LL529 - Vanadinite $ 150 SOLD
Mibladen, Morocco
miniature - 3.4 x 2 x 2 cm


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Vanadinite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL529a.jpg] Vanadinite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL529b.jpg] Vanadinite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL529c.jpg] Vanadinite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL529e.jpg]

Undamaged cluster of red Vanadinite crystals. The larger crystals have a hard to describe, interesting growth form with relatively flat ends and more skeletal centers.


LL527 - Magnetite with Orthoclase $ 120
Imilchil, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 0.8 cm


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Magnetite with Orthoclase from Imilchil, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL527a.jpg] Magnetite with Orthoclase from Imilchil, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL527b.jpg] Magnetite with Orthoclase from Imilchil, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL527c.jpg] Magnetite with Orthoclase from Imilchil, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL527d.jpg] Magnetite with Orthoclase from Imilchil, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL527e.jpg]

Tabular crytal group of metallic black Magnetite crystals. Hundreds (?) of small octahedral Magnetite in linear, stacked formation grow together to form an overall tabular specimen. Unusual piece.


LL547 - Quartz var. Herkimer Diamond $ 350
Herkimer, New York, USA
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Quartz var. Herkimer Diamond from Herkimer, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/LL547b.jpg] Quartz var. Herkimer Diamond from Herkimer, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/LL547c.jpg] Quartz var. Herkimer Diamond from Herkimer, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/LL547d.jpg] Quartz var. Herkimer Diamond from Herkimer, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/LL547e.jpg]

Double-terminated, water-clear Quartz crystals. Main crystal is 3.3cm with 3 smaller crystals stacked on top. Undamaged. 

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