Selected Specimens

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LL117 - Acanthite $ 500
Hongda Mine, Xiaoqinggou Ag-Mn deposit, Lingqiu County, Datong, Shanxi, China
miniature - 3.7 x 2.9 x 1.1 cm


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Acanthite from Hongda Mine, Xiaoqinggou Ag-Mn deposit, Lingqiu County, Datong, Shanxi, China [db_pics/pics/LL117a.jpg] Acanthite from Hongda Mine, Xiaoqinggou Ag-Mn deposit, Lingqiu County, Datong, Shanxi, China [db_pics/pics/LL117b.jpg] Acanthite from Hongda Mine, Xiaoqinggou Ag-Mn deposit, Lingqiu County, Datong, Shanxi, China [db_pics/pics/LL117c.jpg] Acanthite from Hongda Mine, Xiaoqinggou Ag-Mn deposit, Lingqiu County, Datong, Shanxi, China [db_pics/pics/LL117d.jpg] Acanthite from Hongda Mine, Xiaoqinggou Ag-Mn deposit, Lingqiu County, Datong, Shanxi, China [db_pics/pics/LL117e.jpg] Acanthite from Hongda Mine, Xiaoqinggou Ag-Mn deposit, Lingqiu County, Datong, Shanxi, China [db_pics/pics/LL117f.jpg]

Steel gray Acanthite crystal showing good crystal structure on both sides.


LL138 - Wulfenite $ 900
Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 6 x 6 cm


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Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL138a.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL138c.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL138d.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL138e.jpg]

Beautiful glassy orange/red Wulfenite crystals well exposed and filling seams in the matrix. Loaded with crystals, this is a very showing display specimen. There are some damaged crystals, but many more perfect ones.


LL127 - Apatite $ 450
Fulford Pegmatite, Eagle Co., Colorado, USA
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Apatite from Fulford Pegmatite, Eagle Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/LL127b.jpg] Apatite from Fulford Pegmatite, Eagle Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/LL127d.jpg] Apatite from Fulford Pegmatite, Eagle Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/LL127e.jpg]

An excellent single Apatite crystal from a small finds in the Fulford mining district. These were never found in quantity and are rarely seen for sale. This is a translucent crystal (with gem areas), perfectly terminated, complete all around and undamaged.


LL143 - Dioptase $ 350
Ray Mine, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
miniature - 4.8 x 3.8 x 2 cm


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Dioptase from Ray Mine, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL143a.jpg] Dioptase from Ray Mine, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL143b.jpg] Dioptase from Ray Mine, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL143c.jpg]

Drusy crystals of Dioptase with Chrysocolla on matrix. Excellent quality for the locality and the USA in general.


LL140 - Franklinite $ 250
Sterling Hill Mine, Franklin, New Jersey, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Franklinite from Sterling Hill Mine, Franklin, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/LL140a.jpg] Franklinite from Sterling Hill Mine, Franklin, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/LL140b.jpg] Franklinite from Sterling Hill Mine, Franklin, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/LL140c.jpg] Franklinite from Sterling Hill Mine, Franklin, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/LL140d.jpg] Franklinite from Sterling Hill Mine, Franklin, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/LL140e.jpg]

Octahedral crystals of Franklinite to 1.7cm on matrix. There are four good complete crystals exposed, with other partial crystals embedded in the matrix.


LL139 - Crocoite $ 650
Berezovsk, Ural Mtns., Russia
miniature - 4 x 3 x 3 cm


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Crocoite from Berezovsk, Ural Mtns., Russia [db_pics/pics/LL139a.jpg] Crocoite from Berezovsk, Ural Mtns., Russia [db_pics/pics/LL139b.jpg] Crocoite from Berezovsk, Ural Mtns., Russia [db_pics/pics/LL139c.jpg]

Orange/red Crocoite crystals to 1cm in size on multiple sides of the specimen. Bereszovsk is the type locality for Crocoite and was first described from this mine way back in 1766. Uncommon specimen potentially hundreds of years old.


LL132 - Pyromorphite $ 750
Wheatley Mine, Phoenixville, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA
small cabinet - 9 x 6.5 x 2 cm


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Pyromorphite from Wheatley Mine, Phoenixville, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA [db_pics/pics/LL132a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Wheatley Mine, Phoenixville, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA [db_pics/pics/LL132b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Wheatley Mine, Phoenixville, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA [db_pics/pics/LL132c.jpg] Pyromorphite from Wheatley Mine, Phoenixville, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA [db_pics/pics/LL132e.jpg]

Thin matrix covered on the front side by green Pyromorphite. A USA classic from a historic old Lead and Silver mine. In excellent condition, espcially considering this piece could date back to the 1800s. Comes with two old labels.


LL80 - Rhodonite $ 1500
Franklin, New Jersey, USA
cabinet - 12 x 9 x 8 cm


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Rhodonite from Franklin, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/LL80a.jpg] Rhodonite from Franklin, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/LL80b.jpg] Rhodonite from Franklin, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/LL80c.jpg] Rhodonite from Franklin, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/LL80d.jpg]

Large mass of Rhodonite crystals with attached small crystals of Franklinite. Good color and large sized specimen.


LL149 - Franklinite with Zincite $ 1500
Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, Franklin Mining District, New Jersey, USA
cabinet - 10.5 x 9 x 5 cm


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Franklinite with Zincite from Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, Franklin Mining District, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/LL149a.jpg] Franklinite with Zincite from Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, Franklin Mining District, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/LL149b.jpg] Franklinite with Zincite from Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, Franklin Mining District, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/LL149d.jpg] Franklinite with Zincite from Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, Franklin Mining District, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/LL149f.jpg] Franklinite with Zincite from Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, Franklin Mining District, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/LL149h.jpg]

Large and showy cluster of Franklinite crystals that contrast against the red Zincite. It's an old specimen and there are some incomplete or damaged crystals. Sawcut on back. Comes with an old Willis' Earth Treasures label.


LL147 - Malachite after Azurite $ 225
Touissit, Oujda, Morocco
small cabinet - 5.3 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Malachite after Azurite from Touissit, Oujda, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL147a.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Touissit, Oujda, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL147b.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Touissit, Oujda, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL147c.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Touissit, Oujda, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL147d.jpg]

Two connected crystals of Malachite after Azurite pseudomorphs. Rich green with a velvety surface luster. Comes with an old Al McGuinness label.


LL122 - Hemimorphite $ 260
Wenshan, Yunnan Prov., China
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 3 cm


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Hemimorphite from Wenshan, Yunnan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LL122a.jpg] Hemimorphite from Wenshan, Yunnan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LL122b.jpg] Hemimorphite from Wenshan, Yunnan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LL122c.jpg] Hemimorphite from Wenshan, Yunnan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LL122d.jpg]

Bright blue, botryoidal Hemimorphite. Rich, translucent blue layer over matrix. From 1990s finds at a zinc mine in China.


LL115 - Fluorite on Sphalerite $ 450
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA
small cabinet - 8.5 x 5.5 x 5.5 cm


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Fluorite on Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/LL115b.jpg] Fluorite on Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/LL115c.jpg] Fluorite on Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/LL115d.jpg] Fluorite on Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/LL115e.jpg]

Translucent purple Fluorite crystal atop crystals of deep red Sphalerite. The Fluorite is 5cm (on the diagonal), complete all around and undamaged.


LL118 - Hydrocerussite $ 150
Mendip, Somerset, England, United Kingdom
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 1.1 cm


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Hydrocerussite from Mendip, Somerset, England, United Kingdom [db_pics/pics/LL118a.jpg] Hydrocerussite from Mendip, Somerset, England, United Kingdom [db_pics/pics/LL118b.jpg] Hydrocerussite from Mendip, Somerset, England, United Kingdom [db_pics/pics/LL118c.jpg]

Platy group of Hydrocerussite. Old specimen from an English quarry and comes mounted on a glass stand. Comes with an old R. F. D. Parkinson & Co. Ltd. (Somerset, England) label.


CT729 - Quartz after Selenite $ 75
Crawford, Sioux Co. Nebraska, USA
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Quartz after Selenite from Crawford, Sioux Co. Nebraska, USA [db_pics/pics/CT729a.jpg] Quartz after Selenite from Crawford, Sioux Co. Nebraska, USA [db_pics/pics/CT729b.jpg] Quartz after Selenite from Crawford, Sioux Co. Nebraska, USA [db_pics/pics/CT729c.jpg] Quartz after Selenite from Crawford, Sioux Co. Nebraska, USA [db_pics/pics/CT729d.jpg]

Unusual psuedomorph of Quartz that has replaced a floater cluster of Gypsum var. Selenite.


LL137 - Quartz Gwindel $ 400
Miage Glacier, Mt. Blanc, Veny Valley, Courmayeur, Piedmont Rov., Italy
small cabinet - 7.5 x 4.2 x 2.2 cm


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Quartz Gwindel from Miage Glacier, Mt. Blanc, Veny Valley, Courmayeur, Piedmont Rov., Italy [db_pics/pics/LL137a.jpg] Quartz Gwindel from Miage Glacier, Mt. Blanc, Veny Valley, Courmayeur, Piedmont Rov., Italy [db_pics/pics/LL137b.jpg] Quartz Gwindel from Miage Glacier, Mt. Blanc, Veny Valley, Courmayeur, Piedmont Rov., Italy [db_pics/pics/LL137c.jpg] Quartz Gwindel from Miage Glacier, Mt. Blanc, Veny Valley, Courmayeur, Piedmont Rov., Italy [db_pics/pics/LL137d.jpg]

Transparent Smokey Quartz gwindel from Italy. There is some contact on the lower backside where it was attached, otherwise perfect and undamaged.
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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
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