Selected Specimens

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LL452 - Azurite with Chrysocolla after Libethenite $ 280 (=~ AUS$ 370)
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.


LL462 - Roselite $ 350 (=~ AUS$ 462)
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 (=~ AUS$ 528)
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.


LL527 - Magnetite with Orthoclase $ 120 (=~ AUS$ 158)
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 (=~ AUS$ 462)
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. 


K236 - Prehnite $ 450 (=~ AUS$ 594)
Merelani Hils, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 7.5 x 4.2 x 4 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hils, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K236a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hils, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K236b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hils, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K236c.jpg]

Superb Prehnite specimen from recent finds at the Merelani Tanzanite mines. Striking specimen with large individual crystals. A thicker, highly translucent cluster is at the top with more toothy, individual crystals sticking out the front faces. The color ranges from a pure yellow to a yellow/green and slightly blueish. The lower left has an attached patch of intergrown micro Prehnite, Graphite and Pyrite. Undamaged, showy, and good sized.


LL451 - Almandine $ 240 (=~ AUS$ 317)
Garnet Hill, Ely, White Pine Co., Nevada, USA
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


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Almandine from Garnet Hill, Ely, White Pine Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL451a.jpg] Almandine from Garnet Hill, Ely, White Pine Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL451b.jpg] Almandine from Garnet Hill, Ely, White Pine Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL451d.jpg] Almandine from Garnet Hill, Ely, White Pine Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL451e.jpg]

Large 1.8cm Almandine crystal on pink Rhyolite. An especially good example for this occurrence. Undamaged though backside is rough from contact with the matrix.


LL460 - Spinel $ 500 (=~ AUS$ 660)
Twin Lakes Limestone deposit, Lower Twin Lake, Twin Lakes, Fresno Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5.2 x 3 cm


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Spinel from Twin Lakes Limestone deposit, Lower Twin Lake, Twin Lakes, Fresno Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL460a.jpg] Spinel from Twin Lakes Limestone deposit, Lower Twin Lake, Twin Lakes, Fresno Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL460b.jpg] Spinel from Twin Lakes Limestone deposit, Lower Twin Lake, Twin Lakes, Fresno Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL460d.jpg]

Well formed, translucent octahedrons of blue Spinel to 7mm in size associated with brown Pargasite crystals. Sawcut on back. Collected by Chuck Trantham and Al McGuinness in 1986. Chuck's label indicates locality as 'Locality 2, Twin Lakes area, Fresno Co., California, USA'.


LL468 - Grossular $ 80 (=~ AUS$ 106)
Vilyui River Basin, Mirninsky District, Yakutia, Russia
miniature - 3.4 x 3 x 1.8 cm


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Grossular from Vilyui River Basin, Mirninsky District, Yakutia, Russia [db_pics/pics/LL468a.jpg] Grossular from Vilyui River Basin, Mirninsky District, Yakutia, Russia [db_pics/pics/LL468b.jpg] Grossular from Vilyui River Basin, Mirninsky District, Yakutia, Russia [db_pics/pics/LL468c.jpg] Grossular from Vilyui River Basin, Mirninsky District, Yakutia, Russia [db_pics/pics/LL468d.jpg]

Glassy and lustrous cluster of Grossular crystals. The top crystals have an odd, intergrown form. It's mostly a translucent gold color with some areas that are whitish/green and opaque. From the type locality for the species.


LL418 - Malachite $ 125 (=~ AUS$ 165)
Katanga, Congo (DRC)
small cabinet - 7.3 x 6 x 0.6 cm


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Malachite from Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/LL418a.jpg] Malachite from Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/LL418b.jpg] Malachite from Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/LL418d.jpg]

Cut and polished slice of a Malachite stalactite with great color banding. Good polsih on both sides.


LL359 - Amethyst $ 125 (=~ AUS$ 165)
Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico
miniature - 5 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL359a.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL359b.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL359c.jpg]

Undamaged cluster of transparent, purple Amethyst crystals. Ex. Cliff Krueger, Chuck Trantham collections.


LL513 - Acanthite $ 350 (=~ AUS$ 462)
Reyes Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.6 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Acanthite from Reyes Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL513a.jpg] Acanthite from Reyes Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL513b.jpg] Acanthite from Reyes Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL513c.jpg] Acanthite from Reyes Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL513d.jpg] Acanthite from Reyes Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL513e.jpg]

Cubic, stepped crystal cluster of Acanthite, a Silver sulfide mineral famous from this mine. Undamaged and complete all around. Ex. Bob Reynolds collection.


LL489 - Whiteite $ 300 (=~ AUS$ 396)
Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2 x 1.8 cm


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Whiteite from Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL489a.jpg] Whiteite from Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL489b.jpg] Whiteite from Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL489c.jpg] Whiteite from Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL489d.jpg]

Large, blocky single Whiteite crystal with a smaller crystal intergrown. Complete all around and undamaged. This is the best locality for this rare species and this is an excellent, large example. Ex. Bob Reynolds collection.


LL1100 - Morganite, Schorl, Spessartine $ 750 (=~ AUS$ 990)
Little 3 Mine, Ramona, San Diego Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5.5 x 4.5 cm


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Morganite, Schorl, Spessartine from Little 3 Mine, Ramona, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL1100a.jpg] Morganite, Schorl, Spessartine from Little 3 Mine, Ramona, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL1100b.jpg] Morganite, Schorl, Spessartine from Little 3 Mine, Ramona, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL1100c.jpg]

A mound of white Albite crystals hosting a 3cm elongated Morganite crystal, a thick 3.5cm Schorl, and an 8mm Spessartine. The Spessartine grew between two crystals and has a couple flat sides, but it is gemmy with that famous citrus orange color. The Morganite has been reattached to the matrix. A classic combination specimen for this mine. Ex. Bob Reynolds collection.


LL482 - Copper in Calcite $ 450 (=~ AUS$ 594)
Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA
thumbnail - 2.6 x 2.5 x 2.3 cm


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Copper in Calcite from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/LL482a.jpg] Copper in Calcite from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/LL482b.jpg] Copper in Calcite from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/LL482c.jpg] Copper in Calcite from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/LL482d.jpg] Copper in Calcite from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/LL482e.jpg] Copper in Calcite from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/LL482.mp4]

Gem-like double-terminated Calcite crystal with attached and included Copper. The crystal is 1.7cm wide and undamaged. You can see right thought it to the matrix. There are smaller Calcite crystals present too. Ex. Bob Reynolds collection.

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25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36
37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60
61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72
73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84
85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96
97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108
109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120
121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132
133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144
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