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LL191 - Neptunite $ 80
Mina Numero Uno, San Benito Co., California, USA
miniature - 4 x 3 x 1.5 cm


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Neptunite from Mina Numero Uno, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL191a.jpg] Neptunite from Mina Numero Uno, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL191b.jpg] Neptunite from Mina Numero Uno, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL191c.jpg] Neptunite from Mina Numero Uno, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL191d.jpg] Neptunite from Mina Numero Uno, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL191e.jpg]

Terminated black Neptunite crystals to 6mm on matrix. Note this is NOT from the Benitoite Gem Mine. While not as big as those from the nearby Benitoite mine, these are rarer specimens. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


CT607 - Chambersite $ 250
Venice Salt Dome, Lousiana, USA
thumbnail - 0.6 x 0.6 x 0.6 cm


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Chambersite from Venice Salt Dome, Lousiana, USA [db_pics/pics/CT607a.jpg] Chambersite from Venice Salt Dome, Lousiana, USA [db_pics/pics/CT607b.jpg] Chambersite from Venice Salt Dome, Lousiana, USA [db_pics/pics/CT607c.jpg]

Complete and undamaged tetrahedron of Chambersite, a rare mineral found in salt formations in a small number of localities worldwide. Translucent 'Amethyst' purple in color and collected by Fred Pough in 1970. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


CT615 - Chambersite $ 250
Venice Salt Dome, Lousiana, USA
thumbnail - 0.4 x 0.4 x 0.4 cm


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Chambersite from Venice Salt Dome, Lousiana, USA [db_pics/pics/CT615a.jpg] Chambersite from Venice Salt Dome, Lousiana, USA [db_pics/pics/CT615b.jpg] Chambersite from Venice Salt Dome, Lousiana, USA [db_pics/pics/CT615c.jpg]

Group of four complete and undamaged tetrahedrons of Chambersite, a rare mineral found in salt formations in a small number of localities worldwide. Three are a translucent 'Amethyst' purple in color, one is a darker purple. Each about 4mm on edge. All were collected by Fred Pough in 1970. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


LL212 - Thaumasite $ 450
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
thumbnail - 1.6 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm


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Thaumasite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/LL212a.jpg] Thaumasite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/LL212b.jpg] Thaumasite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/LL212c.jpg] Thaumasite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/LL212d.jpg]

Double-terminated, transparent yellow Thaumasite crystal. Thaumasite is a rare mineral in the Ettringite group, the best were found at the N'Chwanning. This is an old piece I bought from Clive Queit at the Tucson show about 20 years ago. He had a number of specimen at the time but this was the only double-terminated crystal I've ever seen.


LL179 - Apatite with Muscovite $ 280
Zé Pinto prospect, Aldeia, Conselheiro Pena, Minas Gerais, Brazil
cabinet - 12 x 8 x 7 cm


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Apatite with Muscovite from Zé Pinto prospect, Aldeia, Conselheiro Pena, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/LL179a.jpg] Apatite with Muscovite from Zé Pinto prospect, Aldeia, Conselheiro Pena, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/LL179b.jpg] Apatite with Muscovite from Zé Pinto prospect, Aldeia, Conselheiro Pena, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/LL179c.jpg] Apatite with Muscovite from Zé Pinto prospect, Aldeia, Conselheiro Pena, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/LL179d.jpg] Apatite with Muscovite from Zé Pinto prospect, Aldeia, Conselheiro Pena, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/LL179e.jpg] Apatite with Muscovite from Zé Pinto prospect, Aldeia, Conselheiro Pena, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/LL179f.jpg]

Large floater group of green Apatite crystals and large silvery and reddish Muscovite crystals. Well crystallized all around with both species showing nice hexagonal form. The Muscovite are over 4cm in size. From a 1980s era find. The old label calls the locality the Jose Pinto Mine.


LL290 - Azurite with Malachite $ 650
La Sal, San Juan Co., Utah, USA
miniature - 5 x 4.8 x 2.5 cm


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Azurite with Malachite from La Sal, San Juan Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/LL290a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from La Sal, San Juan Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/LL290c.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from La Sal, San Juan Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/LL290d.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from La Sal, San Juan Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/LL290e.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from La Sal, San Juan Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/LL290h.jpg]

Fine quality radial cluster of Azurite crystals with a small amount of attached Malachite. Complete all around floater with relatively large crystals. A gorgeous, undamaged specimen, the best I've ever had from this locality.


LL196 - Wulfenite on Barite $ 250
Mibladen, Morocco
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 2.3 cm


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Wulfenite on Barite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL196a.jpg] Wulfenite on Barite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL196b.jpg] Wulfenite on Barite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL196c.jpg] Wulfenite on Barite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL196d.jpg] Wulfenite on Barite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL196e.jpg]

Orange Wulfenite crystals on pink bladed Barite crystals. Colorful specimen with Wulfenite crystals to 1.5cm. There are additional Wulfenite crystals on the bottom and sides too (not shown in photos).


LL277 - Chrysocolla pseudo. Hemimorphite $ 75
79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


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Chrysocolla pseudo. Hemimorphite from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL277a.jpg] Chrysocolla pseudo. Hemimorphite from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL277b.jpg] Chrysocolla pseudo. Hemimorphite from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL277c.jpg]

Pseudomorphs of Chrysocolla after Hemimorphite crystals on a Chrysocolla matrix. Saw cut on bottom. Ex. Chuck Trantham.


LL280 - Lawsonite $ 150
Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 1.5 cm


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Lawsonite from Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL280a.jpg] Lawsonite from Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL280b.jpg] Lawsonite from Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL280c.jpg] Lawsonite from Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL280d.jpg]

Crystals of blue Lawsonite in green schist from old finds (1960s) at the type locality for the species. There are some large crystals to 3cm embedded in the schist. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


LL193 - Wulfenite $ 180
Mies, Schwarzenbach, Slovenia, former Yugoslavia
miniature - 4 x 3 x 1 cm


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Wulfenite from Mies, Schwarzenbach, Slovenia, former Yugoslavia [db_pics/pics/LL193a.jpg] Wulfenite from Mies, Schwarzenbach, Slovenia, former Yugoslavia [db_pics/pics/LL193b.jpg] Wulfenite from Mies, Schwarzenbach, Slovenia, former Yugoslavia [db_pics/pics/LL193c.jpg] Wulfenite from Mies, Schwarzenbach, Slovenia, former Yugoslavia [db_pics/pics/LL193d.jpg]

Unusual star-shaped cluster of pyramidal Wulfenite crystals. Undamaged. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


LL279 - Lawsonite $ 200
Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 2 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm


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Lawsonite from Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL279a.jpg] Lawsonite from Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL279b.jpg] Lawsonite from Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL279c.jpg] Lawsonite from Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL279d.jpg]

Terminated single Lawsonite crystal from old finds (1960s) at the type locality for the species. Uncommon large, terminated single crystal (most are found embedded in schist) makes a great thumbnail for the species. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


LL286 - Lawsonite $ 150
Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA
miniature - 5 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Lawsonite from Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL286a.jpg] Lawsonite from Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL286b.jpg] Lawsonite from Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL286c.jpg] Lawsonite from Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL286d.jpg] Lawsonite from Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL286e.jpg]

Crystals of blue Lawsonite in green schist from old finds (1960s) at the type locality for the species. An unusually rich specimen composed of nearly solid Lawsonite. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


LL289 - Lawsonite $ 350
Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 5.5 x 3 cm


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Lawsonite from Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL289a.jpg] Lawsonite from Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL289b.jpg] Lawsonite from Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL289c.jpg] Lawsonite from Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL289d.jpg] Lawsonite from Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL289f.jpg]

Crystals of blue Lawsonite in green schist from old finds (1960s) at the type locality for the species. An unusually rich specimen composed of nearly solid Lawsonite. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


LL266 - Tourmaline on Feldspar $ 250
Indian Hills, Riverside Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 6 x 3.5 cm


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Tourmaline on Feldspar from Indian Hills, Riverside Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL266a.jpg] Tourmaline on Feldspar from Indian Hills, Riverside Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL266c.jpg] Tourmaline on Feldspar from Indian Hills, Riverside Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL266d.jpg] Tourmaline on Feldspar from Indian Hills, Riverside Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL266g.jpg] Tourmaline on Feldspar from Indian Hills, Riverside Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL266h.jpg]

Black Tourmaline crystals to 6cm long and a splendid, blocky white Feldspar crystal. The large Tourmaline is terminated on one end and the smaller Tourmaline are double-terminated. The Feldspar is really nice and fully crystallized all around. Neat southern California pegmatite specimen.


LL250 - Fluorite with Calcite $ 1200
Berbes Asturias, Spain
cabinet - 12.5 x 7.5 x 6.5 cm


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Fluorite with Calcite from Berbes Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/LL250a.jpg] Fluorite with Calcite from Berbes Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/LL250c.jpg] Fluorite with Calcite from Berbes Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/LL250d.jpg] Fluorite with Calcite from Berbes Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/LL250e.jpg] Fluorite with Calcite from Berbes Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/LL250f.jpg]

Transparent purple Fluorite crystals covering the front face with white Calcite crystals covering the backside. The Fluorite are very bright and transparent with a 'wet' luster. The crystals have bevelled edges and darker purple zones on the corners.
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