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LL558 - Neptunite $ 350
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
miniature - 3.7 x 2.5 x 2.3 cm


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Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL558a.jpg] Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL558b.jpg] Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL558d.jpg]

Lustrous black 2.9cm Neptunite crystal on schist matrix with white Natrolite. The Neptunite crystal is double-terminated and undamaged.


LL565 - Benitoite with Neptunite $ 290
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 2.6 x 2 x 1.7 cm


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Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL565a.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL565b.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL565c.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL565d.jpg]

Two blue Benitoite crystals rising up off a schist matrix with white Natrolite and small Neptunite crystals. The Benitoite crystals reach 1.1cm in size.


LL560 - Benitoite, Neptunite, Joaquinite $ 200
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 1 cm


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Benitoite, Neptunite, Joaquinite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL560a.jpg] Benitoite, Neptunite, Joaquinite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL560b.jpg] Benitoite, Neptunite, Joaquinite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL560c.jpg] Benitoite, Neptunite, Joaquinite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL560d.jpg]

Classic blue Benitoite crystals to 7mm on a schist matrix with white Natrolite. There are also small Neptunite and Joaquinite crystals present.


LL562 - Benitoite $ 120
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1.5 x 1 cm


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Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL562a.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL562b.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL562c.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL562d.jpg]

Thick 1.3cm blue Benitoite crystal rising up off a schist matrix.


LL566 - Benitoite, Neptunite, Joaquinite $ 180
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 2 cm


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Benitoite, Neptunite, Joaquinite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL566a.jpg] Benitoite, Neptunite, Joaquinite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL566b.jpg] Benitoite, Neptunite, Joaquinite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL566d.jpg] Benitoite, Neptunite, Joaquinite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL566e.jpg]

Small crystals of blue Benitoite, black Neptunite, and rare Joaquinite well distributed across a schist matrix with white Natrolite.


LL580 - Benitoite $ 220
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm


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Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL580a.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL580b.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL580c.jpg]

Four blue Benitoite crystals to 8mm on a schist matrix with white Natrolite. The Benitoite deep blue color and some trnasparency.


LL573 - Benitoite $ 250
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
miniature - 3.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL573a.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL573b.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL573c.jpg]

Numerous 'cornflower' blue Benitoite crystals to 1.1cm all over a schist matrix with white Natrolite.


LL605 - Barite $ 3500
Frizington, Cumbria, England
cabinet - 13 x 9 x 8 cm


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Barite from Frizington, Cumbria, England [db_pics/pics/LL605a.jpg] Barite from Frizington, Cumbria, England [db_pics/pics/LL605b.jpg] Barite from Frizington, Cumbria, England [db_pics/pics/LL605c.jpg] Barite from Frizington, Cumbria, England [db_pics/pics/LL605d.jpg]

Superb glassy partly transparent and gemmy blue barite crystal, 9.5cm tall and 1.6cm thick, attached to a second large Barite crystals on Hematite matrix. The Barite crystals have some red colouration due to hematite staining. This is an old English classic likely mined in the 1800s. There are a couple very minimal edge chips, otherwise undamaged and complete. Ex. Bob Reynolds collection #0293.


LL607 - Barite $ 900
Herja Mine, Chiuzbaia, Baia Mare, Maramureș Co., Romania
cabinet - 10.5 x 8 x 8 cm


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Barite from Herja Mine, Chiuzbaia, Baia Mare, Maramureș Co., Romania [db_pics/pics/LL607a.jpg] Barite from Herja Mine, Chiuzbaia, Baia Mare, Maramureș Co., Romania [db_pics/pics/LL607b.jpg] Barite from Herja Mine, Chiuzbaia, Baia Mare, Maramureș Co., Romania [db_pics/pics/LL607c.jpg] Barite from Herja Mine, Chiuzbaia, Baia Mare, Maramureș Co., Romania [db_pics/pics/LL607d.jpg]

Highly glassy, lustrous blue Barite crystals on matrix. The Barite crystals reach 3cm in size and are in great condition with very minimal chipping. The crystals wrap around to the backside too. Ex. Bob Reynolds collection #0314.


LL548 - Acanthite $ 400
Rayas Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Acanthite from Rayas Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL548a.jpg] Acanthite from Rayas Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL548b.jpg] Acanthite from Rayas Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL548c.jpg] Acanthite from Rayas Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL548d.jpg] Acanthite from Rayas Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL548e.jpg]

Sculptural cluster of Acanthite crystals rising up off matrix. Undamaged and displays well from any angle. Ex. Bob Reynolds collection.


LL210 - Gormanite $ 125
Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada
miniature - 4.5 x 3 x 1.5 cm


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Gormanite from Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL210a.jpg] Gormanite from Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL210b.jpg] Gormanite from Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL210c.jpg]

Radial crystals cluster of green Gormanite 1.5cm in diameter. Gormanite is an uncommon phosphate mineral that was sometimes found at this locality. Ex. Bob Reynolds collection.


LL608 - Barite with Sphalerite $ 900
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA
cabinet - 11.5 x 9 x 9 cm


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Barite with Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/LL608a.jpg] Barite with Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/LL608b.jpg] Barite with Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/LL608c.jpg] Barite with Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/LL608d.jpg] Barite with Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/LL608e.jpg] Barite with Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/LL608g.jpg]

Spherical cluster of white Barite on a narrow strip of Dolstone matrix. Hemispherical masses of Barite like this were common enough from Elmwood, but I've never before seen such a complete sphere. The Barite sphere is 9cm in size and is intergrown with small Sphalerite and yellow Calcite crystals. Unusual and undamaged with Sphalerite crystals attached to the matrix. Ex. Bob Reynolds collection #0278.


LL609 - Calcite on Wulfenite $ 750
Defiance Mine, Gleeson, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
cabinet - 13.5 x 6 x 4.5 cm


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Calcite on Wulfenite from Defiance Mine, Gleeson, Cochise County, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL609a.jpg] Calcite on Wulfenite from Defiance Mine, Gleeson, Cochise County, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL609c.jpg] Calcite on Wulfenite from Defiance Mine, Gleeson, Cochise County, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL609d.jpg] Calcite on Wulfenite from Defiance Mine, Gleeson, Cochise County, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL609i.jpg] Calcite on Wulfenite from Defiance Mine, Gleeson, Cochise County, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL609j.jpg] Calcite on Wulfenite from Defiance Mine, Gleeson, Cochise County, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL609k.jpg]

A paper-thin, flat sliver of matrix upon which grew hundreds of Wulfenite crsytals sticking out on all sides. Small Calcite crystals later grew upon the Wulfenite. The overall effect is a somewhat curved cylindrical shaped specimen. There are some broken crystals but the vast majority are perfect with good crystals all over. Ex. Bob Reynolds collection.


LL477 - Marcasite on Sphalerite $ 220
Picher Field, Ottawa Co., Oklahoma, USA
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Marcasite on Sphalerite from Picher Field, Ottawa Co., Oklahoma, USA [db_pics/pics/LL477a.jpg] Marcasite on Sphalerite from Picher Field, Ottawa Co., Oklahoma, USA [db_pics/pics/LL477b.jpg] Marcasite on Sphalerite from Picher Field, Ottawa Co., Oklahoma, USA [db_pics/pics/LL477c.jpg] Marcasite on Sphalerite from Picher Field, Ottawa Co., Oklahoma, USA [db_pics/pics/LL477d.jpg]

Golden Marcasite crystals atop black Sphalerite. Undamaged and highly aesthetic. Ex. Bob Reynolds collection.


LL584 - Cassiterite on Quartz $ 850
Viloco Mine, Loayza Province, La Paz, Bolivia
small cabinet - 8.5 x 7 x 3.5 cm


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Cassiterite on Quartz from Viloco Mine, Loayza Province, La Paz, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL584a.jpg] Cassiterite on Quartz from Viloco Mine, Loayza Province, La Paz, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL584b.jpg] Cassiterite on Quartz from Viloco Mine, Loayza Province, La Paz, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL584c.jpg] Cassiterite on Quartz from Viloco Mine, Loayza Province, La Paz, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL584d.jpg]

Lustrous black Cassiterite crystals to 2.3cm associated with Quartz crystals. Ex. Bob Reynolds collection.
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73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84
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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

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