Selected Specimens

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LL267 - Sylvanite $ 1800
Cripple Creek, Teller Co., Colorado, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 5 x 4.5 cm


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Sylvanite from Cripple Creek, Teller Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/LL267a.jpg] Sylvanite from Cripple Creek, Teller Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/LL267d.jpg] Sylvanite from Cripple Creek, Teller Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/LL267e.jpg] Sylvanite from Cripple Creek, Teller Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/LL267f.jpg] Sylvanite from Cripple Creek, Teller Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/LL267h.jpg]

Silvery metallic Sylvanite on matrix. Main area of Sylvanite is 4.5cm wide. Sylvanite is a rare Silver and Gold Telluride mineral.


LL209 - Wulfenite, Mimetite $ 800
San Francisco Mine, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 5 x 3.2 x 2.5 cm


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Wulfenite, Mimetite from San Francisco Mine, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL209a.jpg] Wulfenite, Mimetite from San Francisco Mine, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL209c.jpg] Wulfenite, Mimetite from San Francisco Mine, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL209d.jpg] Wulfenite, Mimetite from San Francisco Mine, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL209e.jpg] Wulfenite, Mimetite from San Francisco Mine, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL209f.jpg] Wulfenite, Mimetite from San Francisco Mine, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL209g.jpg]

Transparent Wulfenite crystals with bright red/orange Mimetite crystals attached.  This is a contemporary classic Wulfenite from the series of pockets found in 1972-1974 that are considered the finest Wulfenites to ever come from the San Francisco mine. The main crystal in this specimen is more stout than the typical more fragile crystals from the mine. Color is mind blowing! Has a small plastic stand attached to the back to hold it upright for display.


LL272 - Sapphire $ 150
Riverside Co., California, USA
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Sapphire from Riverside Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL272a.jpg] Sapphire from Riverside Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL272b.jpg] Sapphire from Riverside Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL272c.jpg] Sapphire from Riverside Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL272d.jpg]

Partial crystal of pink and blue Sapphire. Some crystal faces and the hexagonal form are evident.


LL213 - Wardite $ 70
Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada
thumbnail - 2.7 x 1.7 x 1.1 cm


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Wardite from Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL213a.jpg] Wardite from Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL213b.jpg] Wardite from Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL213c.jpg] Wardite from Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL213d.jpg]

Octahedral crystals of greenish white Wardite crystals on matrix. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


LL206 - Quartz (pseudocubic!) $ 750
Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 8.5 x 6.5 x 4 cm


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Quartz (pseudocubic!) from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/LL206a.jpg] Quartz (pseudocubic!) from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/LL206b.jpg] Quartz (pseudocubic!) from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/LL206c.jpg] Quartz (pseudocubic!) from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/LL206d.jpg]

Cluster of lustrous smoky Quartz crystals (old labels refer to them as 'Crocodile Quartz'), with one crystal of the rare pseudocubic habit. The pseudocubic crystal is 3cm.


LL257 - Anhydrite $ 200
Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico
cabinet - 10 x 5.5 x 4.5 cm


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Anhydrite from Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL257a.jpg] Anhydrite from Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL257b.jpg] Anhydrite from Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL257d.jpg] Anhydrite from Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL257g.jpg]

Tall, undamaged light blue Anhydrite cluster with a more stout, double-terminated crystal attached to the side.


LL316 - Malachite $ 300
Concepcion Del Oro, Zacatecas, Mexico
small cabinet - 6 x 6 x 3 cm


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Malachite from Concepcion Del Oro, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL316a.jpg] Malachite from Concepcion Del Oro, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL316b.jpg] Malachite from Concepcion Del Oro, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL316c.jpg] Malachite from Concepcion Del Oro, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL316d.jpg] Malachite from Concepcion Del Oro, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL316e.jpg]

Two masses of rounded Malachite in a Chrysocolla lined vug. The upper Malachite has a perfect spherical form. The Chrysocolla is coating other crystals including some that are Quartz crystals, and possibly other species as well. Old, uncommon Mexican specimen.


LL313 - Aquamarine with Topaz $ 250
Skardu, Pakistan
miniature - 5 x 4 x 3 cm


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Aquamarine with Topaz from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/LL313a.jpg] Aquamarine with Topaz from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/LL313b.jpg] Aquamarine with Topaz from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/LL313c.jpg] Aquamarine with Topaz from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/LL313d.jpg] Aquamarine with Topaz from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/LL313e.jpg] Aquamarine with Topaz from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/LL313h.jpg]

Stout, gemmy 2.6cm Aqua crystal on an Albite matrix flanked on both sides by terminated Topaz crystals. The Aqua is double terminated and undamaged.


LL317 - Rhodochrosite $ 350
Sunnyside Mine, Silverton, Colorado, USA
thumbnail - 3 x 2.2 x 1.7 cm


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Rhodochrosite from Sunnyside Mine, Silverton, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/LL317a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Sunnyside Mine, Silverton, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/LL317b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Sunnyside Mine, Silverton, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/LL317c.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Sunnyside Mine, Silverton, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/LL317d.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Sunnyside Mine, Silverton, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/LL317e.jpg]

Cluster of well formed pink Rhodochrosite crystals. Good undamaged crystals, complete all around.


LL322 - Stibnite $ 300
Baia Sprie, Felsobanya, Romania
small cabinet - 7 x 6.5 x 2 cm


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Stibnite from Baia Sprie, Felsobanya, Romania [db_pics/pics/LL322a.jpg] Stibnite from Baia Sprie, Felsobanya, Romania [db_pics/pics/LL322c.jpg] Stibnite from Baia Sprie, Felsobanya, Romania [db_pics/pics/LL322e.jpg] Stibnite from Baia Sprie, Felsobanya, Romania [db_pics/pics/LL322f.jpg] Stibnite from Baia Sprie, Felsobanya, Romania [db_pics/pics/LL322g.jpg]

Aesthetic spray formation of Stibnite crystals. Highly lustrous metallic crystals in great condition and good on both sides. Ex. Cliff Kruger collection.


LL321 - Stilbite $ 150
Kibblehouse Quarry, Perkiomenville, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania, USA
cabinet - 10 x 6 x 2.5 cm


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Stilbite from Kibblehouse Quarry, Perkiomenville, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania, USA [db_pics/pics/LL321a.jpg] Stilbite from Kibblehouse Quarry, Perkiomenville, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania, USA [db_pics/pics/LL321b.jpg] Stilbite from Kibblehouse Quarry, Perkiomenville, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania, USA [db_pics/pics/LL321c.jpg] Stilbite from Kibblehouse Quarry, Perkiomenville, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania, USA [db_pics/pics/LL321e.jpg]

Translucent golden brown crystals of Stilbite on a hornfel matrix. From an old stone quarry well known by Pennsylvania collectors as a source for good zeolites.


LL336 - Amethyst var. Grape Agate $ 200
Mamuju, Sulawesi, Indonesia
small cabinet - 9 x 6.5 x 2.5 cm


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Amethyst var. Grape Agate from Mamuju, Sulawesi, Indonesia [db_pics/pics/LL336a.jpg] Amethyst var. Grape Agate from Mamuju, Sulawesi, Indonesia [db_pics/pics/LL336b.jpg] Amethyst var. Grape Agate from Mamuju, Sulawesi, Indonesia [db_pics/pics/LL336c.jpg] Amethyst var. Grape Agate from Mamuju, Sulawesi, Indonesia [db_pics/pics/LL336d.jpg] Amethyst var. Grape Agate from Mamuju, Sulawesi, Indonesia [db_pics/pics/LL336e.jpg]

Cluster of interconnected spheres of purple Quartz known as Grape Agate. The individual spheres are translucent with a satiny luster. Nothing but spheres all around, purple on the front side with some more greenish spheres on the backside.


LL303 - Magnetite $ 280
Iron Hat Mine, Cadiz, Marble Mountains, San Bernardino Co., California, USA
miniature - 4.2 x 2.5 x 2.2 cm


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Magnetite from Iron Hat Mine, Cadiz, Marble Mountains, San Bernardino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL303a.jpg] Magnetite from Iron Hat Mine, Cadiz, Marble Mountains, San Bernardino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL303b.jpg] Magnetite from Iron Hat Mine, Cadiz, Marble Mountains, San Bernardino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL303c.jpg] Magnetite from Iron Hat Mine, Cadiz, Marble Mountains, San Bernardino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL303d.jpg]

Silvery, metallic Magnetite crystals from an obscure old iron mine in southern California. Largest Magnetite is 2.5cm wide.


LL208 - Scapolite $ 260
Gooderham, Ontario, Canada
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Scapolite from Gooderham, Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL208a.jpg] Scapolite from Gooderham, Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL208b.jpg] Scapolite from Gooderham, Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL208c.jpg] Scapolite from Gooderham, Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL208d.jpg]

Terminated purple Scapolite crystals from Canada. Good translucent crystals, complete all around. Rare specimen, Mindat only shows one crystal from the locality. The first purple Scapolite I've ever had from Canada. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


LL329 - Smithsonite $ 160
Tsumeb, Nambia
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 4.5 cm


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Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Nambia [db_pics/pics/LL329a.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Nambia [db_pics/pics/LL329b.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Nambia [db_pics/pics/LL329c.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Nambia [db_pics/pics/LL329e.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Nambia [db_pics/pics/LL329f.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Nambia [db_pics/pics/LL329g.jpg]

Thick, translucent Smithsonite crystals to 1.7cm in length embedded in a silvery sulphide matrix. Crystals on all sides.

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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
121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132
133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142

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