Selected Specimens

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LL627 - Ottrelite $ 60
Stavelot Massif, Belgium
small cabinet - 8.5 x 4.5 x 1.5 cm


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Ottrelite from Stavelot Massif, Belgium [db_pics/pics/LL627a.jpg] Ottrelite from Stavelot Massif, Belgium [db_pics/pics/LL627b.jpg] Ottrelite from Stavelot Massif, Belgium [db_pics/pics/LL627c.jpg] Ottrelite from Stavelot Massif, Belgium [db_pics/pics/LL627d.jpg]

Small crystals of Ottrelite dispersed through matrix. This is a good large example. Ottrelite is the manganese analogue of Chloritoid. From the type locality for the species. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


LL334 - unknown $ 20
Engel Mine, Plumas Co., California, USA
miniature - 3.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


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unknown from Engel Mine, Plumas Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL334a.jpg] unknown from Engel Mine, Plumas Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL334b.jpg] unknown from Engel Mine, Plumas Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL334c.jpg] unknown from Engel Mine, Plumas Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL334d.jpg] unknown from Engel Mine, Plumas Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL334e.jpg]

Platy bluegreen crystals of an unknown species on matrix. The Engel Mine is a former Copper, Silver, Gold, and Zinc Mine. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


LL335 - Churchite $ 50
Virginia, USA
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 1 cm


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Churchite from Virginia, USA [db_pics/pics/LL335a.jpg] Churchite from Virginia, USA [db_pics/pics/LL335b.jpg] Churchite from Virginia, USA [db_pics/pics/LL335c.jpg]

Small, fibrous white to yellow Churchite crystals on matrix. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


LL297 - Kentrolite $ 40
Big Chief Mine, Hillsboro, Sierra Co., New Mexico, USA
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Kentrolite from Big Chief Mine, Hillsboro, Sierra Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/LL297a.jpg] Kentrolite from Big Chief Mine, Hillsboro, Sierra Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/LL297b.jpg] Kentrolite from Big Chief Mine, Hillsboro, Sierra Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/LL297c.jpg] Kentrolite from Big Chief Mine, Hillsboro, Sierra Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/LL297d.jpg]

Black Kentrolite crystals on matrix. Kentrolite is a rare lead and manganese silicate mineral. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


LL632 - McGuinnessite, Vuagnatite $ 50
Copper King Mine, Red Mountain, Mendocino Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 2 x 1.5 x 1 cm


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McGuinnessite, Vuagnatite from Copper King Mine, Red Mountain, Mendocino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL632a.jpg] McGuinnessite, Vuagnatite from Copper King Mine, Red Mountain, Mendocino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL632b.jpg] McGuinnessite, Vuagnatite from Copper King Mine, Red Mountain, Mendocino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL632c.jpg] McGuinnessite, Vuagnatite from Copper King Mine, Red Mountain, Mendocino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL632d.jpg]

Bubbly blue/green McGuinnessite on matrix. McGuinnessite is a rare manganese, copper, carbonate and this specimen is from the type locality of the Copper King Mine in the Red Mountain Mining District. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection. Self collected by Chuck and Al McGuinness in 1982.


LL366 - Lawsonite $ 80
Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA
cabinet - 10.5 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm


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Lawsonite from Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL366a.jpg] Lawsonite from Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL366b.jpg] Lawsonite from Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL366c.jpg] Lawsonite from Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL366d.jpg]

Glaucophane schist matrix hosting crystals of blue Lawsonite. Large crystals to 2cm in size. Old specimen from the type locality for the species, collected by Chuck Trantham back in 1968. Rare stuff! Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


LL624 - Vishnevite $ 50
Vischnevo Gorsk Mine, Urals, Russia
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Vishnevite from Vischnevo Gorsk Mine, Urals, Russia [db_pics/pics/LL624a.jpg] Vishnevite from Vischnevo Gorsk Mine, Urals, Russia [db_pics/pics/LL624b.jpg] Vishnevite from Vischnevo Gorsk Mine, Urals, Russia [db_pics/pics/LL624c.jpg]

Light blue Vishnevite throughout a nepheline matrix. Collected by Jiri Spalek in 2000. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


LL662 - Olivenite $ 300
Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA
miniature - 3.8 x 3 x 1.5 cm


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Olivenite from Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL662a.jpg] Olivenite from Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL662b.jpg] Olivenite from Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL662c.jpg]

Densely clustered crystals of Olivenite on matrix from the now defunct Majuba Hill Mine. Deep forest green crystals cover much of the matrix. There are some chipped crystals along the edges but the vast majority are perfect. This is an uncommonly rich example for the mine.


LL657 - Chalcophyllite $ 250
Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 2 cm


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Chalcophyllite from Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL657a.jpg] Chalcophyllite from Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL657b.jpg] Chalcophyllite from Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL657c.jpg]

Blue green crystals of Chalcophyllite on matrix from the now defunct Majuba Hill Mine. Good crystals are present on both the front and back sides of the matrix.


LL674 - Wulfenite $ 275
Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico
miniature - 5 x 4 x 1.5 cm


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Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL674a.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL674b.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL674c.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL674d.jpg]

Cluster of tabular Wulfenite crystals from Los Lamentos. Specimen is nearly solid Wulfenite with just a tiny bit of attached matrix on the back. The Wulfenite are 'sandwich' style with darker orange, translucent outer layers and a central zone of bright orange, transparent Wulfenite.


LL678 - Amethyst $ 180
Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico
small cabinet - 5.9 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL678a.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL678b.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL678c.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL678d.jpg]

Pair of glassy, transparent Amethyst crystals. Complete all around and undamaged, simple elegance.


LL682 - Pyrite on Fluorite $ 150
Villabona Mine, Llanera, Asturias, Spain
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3.5 x 2 cm


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Pyrite on Fluorite from Villabona Mine, Llanera, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/LL682a.jpg] Pyrite on Fluorite from Villabona Mine, Llanera, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/LL682c.jpg] Pyrite on Fluorite from Villabona Mine, Llanera, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/LL682d.jpg] Pyrite on Fluorite from Villabona Mine, Llanera, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/LL682e.jpg] Pyrite on Fluorite from Villabona Mine, Llanera, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/LL682f.jpg]

Translucent yellow Fluorite cubes with one side of specimen covered by tiny, sparkling Pyrite crystals. The photos don't properly capture the beauty of this specimen.


LL623 - Brochantite $ 600
Milpillas Mine, cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 4.6 x 3.3 x 2.3 cm


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Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL623a.jpg] Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL623b.jpg] Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL623c.jpg] Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL623f.jpg]

Jackstraw cluster of large Brochantite crystals. Main crystal is a large 4.6cm in length. The crystals have a bright, electric green coloration. This mine is now closed and no more will be coming out.


LL675 - Quartz with Glaucophane inclusions $ 120
Mount Tamalpais, Marin Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 2 x 2 cm


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Quartz with Glaucophane inclusions from Mount Tamalpais, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL675a.jpg] Quartz with Glaucophane inclusions from Mount Tamalpais, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL675b.jpg] Quartz with Glaucophane inclusions from Mount Tamalpais, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL675d.jpg]

Double-terminated Quartz crystal with inclusions of blue/grey Glaucophane. These oddly shaped crystals were from a one time find about 10 years ago. Ex. Len Pisciotta collection.


LL679 - Smithsonite $ 150
Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 3 cm


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Smithsonite from Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL679a.jpg] Smithsonite from Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL679b.jpg] Smithsonite from Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL679c.jpg]

Satiny, botryoidal Smithsonite from Choix. Undamaged with a well saturated purple/pink coloration. Ex. Len Pisciotta collection.
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