Selected Specimens

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LL837 - Pyromorphite $ 1800
Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China
small cabinet - 8 x 6.5 x 5 cm


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Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LL837a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LL837b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LL837c.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LL837d.jpg]

This specimen is loaded with bright, lime green crystals of Pyromorphite, with a central crystal group 3cm wide that spans the entire vug. Translucent green crystals with top color and in near pristine condition.


LL841 - Grossular $ 500
Sierra de Cruces, Sierra Mojada Municipality, Coahuila, Mexico
small cabinet - 6.2 x 6 x 4.5 cm


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Grossular from Sierra de Cruces, Sierra Mojada Municipality, Coahuila, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL841a.jpg] Grossular from Sierra de Cruces, Sierra Mojada Municipality, Coahuila, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL841b.jpg] Grossular from Sierra de Cruces, Sierra Mojada Municipality, Coahuila, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL841c.jpg] Grossular from Sierra de Cruces, Sierra Mojada Municipality, Coahuila, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL841d.jpg]

Large single Grossular crystal with textbook form and good size for the locality (once known as 'Lake Jaco'). It's complete all around (with a contact indentation on the bottom where it was attached to another crystal) with good luster and is translucent with small gemmy areas. These classic large Grossulars were found in the 1960s.


LL875 - Cyanotrichite with Brochantite $ 500
Grandview Mine, Grand Canyon, Coconino Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 6 x 4 cm


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Cyanotrichite with Brochantite from Grandview Mine, Grand Canyon, Coconino Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL875a.jpg] Cyanotrichite with Brochantite from Grandview Mine, Grand Canyon, Coconino Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL875b.jpg] Cyanotrichite with Brochantite from Grandview Mine, Grand Canyon, Coconino Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL875c.jpg] Cyanotrichite with Brochantite from Grandview Mine, Grand Canyon, Coconino Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL875d.jpg] Cyanotrichite with Brochantite from Grandview Mine, Grand Canyon, Coconino Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL875e.jpg] Cyanotrichite with Brochantite from Grandview Mine, Grand Canyon, Coconino Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL875f.jpg]

Beautiful bright blue spherical clusters of Cyanotrichite, dark green Brochantite, and light blue/green Chalcoalumite. Good crystals on all sides of specimen. These specimens are very hard to come by now as the locality is now part of Grand Canyon National Park. This old copper mine began operation in 1892, stopped operation around 1907, and became a part of the national park system in 1940. The specimen is likely over 100 years old!


LL851 - Erythrite $ 1600
Bou Azzer Mine, Ouarzazate Province, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
small cabinet - 6.5 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm


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Erythrite from Bou Azzer Mine, Ouarzazate Province, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL851a.jpg] Erythrite from Bou Azzer Mine, Ouarzazate Province, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL851b.jpg] Erythrite from Bou Azzer Mine, Ouarzazate Province, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL851c.jpg] Erythrite from Bou Azzer Mine, Ouarzazate Province, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL851d.jpg]

Crystals of bright purple Erythrite with individual crystals to 3cm in size. Excellent for the species!


LL844 - Mimetite var. Campylite $ 3500
Dry Gill Mine, Caldbeck, Allerdale, Cumbria, England
small cabinet - 8.3 x 5 x 4 cm


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Mimetite var. Campylite from Dry Gill Mine, Caldbeck, Allerdale, Cumbria, England [db_pics/pics/LL844a.jpg] Mimetite var. Campylite from Dry Gill Mine, Caldbeck, Allerdale, Cumbria, England [db_pics/pics/LL844b.jpg] Mimetite var. Campylite from Dry Gill Mine, Caldbeck, Allerdale, Cumbria, England [db_pics/pics/LL844c.jpg] Mimetite var. Campylite from Dry Gill Mine, Caldbeck, Allerdale, Cumbria, England [db_pics/pics/LL844d.jpg] Mimetite var. Campylite from Dry Gill Mine, Caldbeck, Allerdale, Cumbria, England [db_pics/pics/LL844e.jpg]

Spherical clusters of yellow Mimetite var. Campylite on matrix of Quartz coated by black manganese oxides, which provide a nice contrast to the yellow Campylite. The main crystal is perfect and exceptionally large at 1.5cm wide. An old specimen from early workings at the mine. An antique, hand written label from the Paris Natural History Museum that came with the specimen shows a date of 1906.


LL878 - Selenite on Calcite casts $ 1250
Darwin Mining District, Darwin Hills, Inyo Co., California, USA
cabinet - 15 x 9 x 6.5 cm


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Selenite on Calcite casts from Darwin Mining District, Darwin Hills, Inyo Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL878a.jpg] Selenite on Calcite casts from Darwin Mining District, Darwin Hills, Inyo Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL878b.jpg] Selenite on Calcite casts from Darwin Mining District, Darwin Hills, Inyo Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL878d.jpg] Selenite on Calcite casts from Darwin Mining District, Darwin Hills, Inyo Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL878h.jpg]

Large, transparent colorless Gypsum var. Selenite crystals atop cream-colored Calcite casts. The Calcite has attached and included small crystals of a golden metallic mineral, possibly Pyrite. The largest Selenite is 6.2cm and pristine. An exceptional specimen for the locality. A very artistic and sculptural specimen.


LL877 - Stephanite $ 600
Proano Mine, Fresnillo de González Echeverría, Fresnillo Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico
thumbnail - 1.6 x 1.3 x 1.3 cm


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Stephanite from Proano Mine, Fresnillo de González Echeverría, Fresnillo Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL877a.jpg] Stephanite from Proano Mine, Fresnillo de González Echeverría, Fresnillo Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL877b.jpg] Stephanite from Proano Mine, Fresnillo de González Echeverría, Fresnillo Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL877c.jpg] Stephanite from Proano Mine, Fresnillo de González Echeverría, Fresnillo Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL877d.jpg]

Exquisite cluster of silvery Stephanite crystals with attached Pyrite. There are 4 main crystals in the cluster, the largest 1cm on the diagonal. This is a floater group with no contacts, perfect and undamaged. A rare, superb Silver mineral, better than photos.


LL855 - Azurite $ 1800
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL855a.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL855b.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL855d.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL855e.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL855f.jpg]

Large blocky single Azurite crystal with large, flat, lustrous faces. All faces are present (front, back, left, right, top, and bottom), each with varying amounts of attached reddish rock matrix. Nearly pristine with some edge chipping, a shockingly amazing big blocky crystal.


LL809 - Zincolivenite (Cuprian Adamite) $ 650
Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.4 x 1.2 cm


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Zincolivenite (Cuprian Adamite) from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL809a.jpg] Zincolivenite (Cuprian Adamite) from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL809b.jpg] Zincolivenite (Cuprian Adamite) from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL809c.jpg] Zincolivenite (Cuprian Adamite) from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL809d.jpg]

Cluster of deep green Zincolivenite crystals (formerly known as Cuprian Adamite) that radiate outward from a small amount of matrix presenting lustrous faces all over.


LL915 - Malachite on Cerussite $ 2500
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 6 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Malachite on Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL915a.jpg] Malachite on Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL915b.jpg] Malachite on Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL915c.jpg] Malachite on Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL915d.jpg] Malachite on Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL915e.jpg] Malachite on Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL915f.jpg]

Glassy star-shaped Cerussite crystal with an uncommon association of spheres of Malachite and lighter green Duftite. This is a highly showy specimen in pristine condition. All 'rays' of the 'star' are terminated, and there is surprsing no chipping or damage for such an old specimen of a brittle spieces.


LL24 - Mottramite on Calcite $ 950
Tsumeb, Namibia
cabinet - 9.5 x 5 x 5 cm


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Mottramite on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL24a.jpg] Mottramite on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL24b.jpg] Mottramite on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL24c.jpg] Mottramite on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL24d.jpg] Mottramite on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL24e.jpg]

Large rhombic Calcite crystals comepletely coated by thick, large crystals of dark green Mottramite intergrown with a second generation of lenitcular Calcite crystals. Clean and undamaged, an excellent Mottramite specimen.


LL25 - Zincolivenite (Cuprian Adamite) on Quartz $ 1800
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 8.5 x 4.5 x 4 cm


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Zincolivenite (Cuprian Adamite) on Quartz from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL25a.jpg] Zincolivenite (Cuprian Adamite) on Quartz from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL25b.jpg] Zincolivenite (Cuprian Adamite) on Quartz from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL25c.jpg] Zincolivenite (Cuprian Adamite) on Quartz from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL25d.jpg] Zincolivenite (Cuprian Adamite) on Quartz from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL25e.jpg]

Good sized specimen covered on all sides by green Zincolivenite crystals (formerly known as Cuprian Adamite). Hundreds of crystals on this this one, the richest example I've ever had. Individual crystals reach 6mm and there are also fingers of dark green Mottramite in various areas. An amazing specimen.


LL919 - Pyromorphite $ 2000
Kintore Open Cut, Broken Hill, NSW, Australia
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 4.5 cm


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Pyromorphite from Kintore Open Cut, Broken Hill, NSW, Australia [db_pics/pics/LL919a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Kintore Open Cut, Broken Hill, NSW, Australia [db_pics/pics/LL919b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Kintore Open Cut, Broken Hill, NSW, Australia [db_pics/pics/LL919c.jpg] Pyromorphite from Kintore Open Cut, Broken Hill, NSW, Australia [db_pics/pics/LL919f.jpg]

Cluster of large, translucent brown Pyromorphite crystals rising up off a small amount of matrix. Individual crystals reach 3cm in size. This is a good Pyromorphite from anywhere, and an exceptional piece from Broken Hill. Comes with an old Al Ordway label.


LL920 - Linarite, Caledonite $ 500
Reward Mine, Inyo Co., California, USA
cabinet - 10.5 x 8 x 5 cm


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Linarite, Caledonite from Reward Mine, Inyo Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL920a.jpg] Linarite, Caledonite from Reward Mine, Inyo Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL920b.jpg] Linarite, Caledonite from Reward Mine, Inyo Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL920c.jpg] Linarite, Caledonite from Reward Mine, Inyo Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL920d.jpg] Linarite, Caledonite from Reward Mine, Inyo Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL920e.jpg]

Brilliant deep blue bladed crystals of Linarite and areas of blue/green Caledonite on multiple faces of this large specimen. The Reward Mine is former Gold and Silver mine located in the Inyo Mountains at an elevation of 4,500 feet and is well known for it's Linarite and Caledonite specimens. This one is also a historic specimen, an ex. John Sinkankas specimen with 'JS/LN1' painted on the back.


LL914 - Sphalerite and Dolomite $ 1200
Philidelphia Mine, Rush Creek Mining District, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 6 x 3 cm


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Sphalerite and Dolomite from Philidelphia Mine, Rush Creek Mining District, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/LL914a.jpg] Sphalerite and Dolomite from Philidelphia Mine, Rush Creek Mining District, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/LL914c.jpg] Sphalerite and Dolomite from Philidelphia Mine, Rush Creek Mining District, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/LL914d.jpg] Sphalerite and Dolomite from Philidelphia Mine, Rush Creek Mining District, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/LL914e.jpg] Sphalerite and Dolomite from Philidelphia Mine, Rush Creek Mining District, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/LL914f.jpg]

Highly translucent golden Sphalerite crystals and curving pink Dolomite crystals create a beautiful and uncommonly good USA Sphalerite specimen. The Sphalerite has tiny attached Chalocpyrite that add sparkle. These are hard to find specimens and I've only ever had one similar (a thumbnail, specimen D464 on my website).
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