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CT704 - Bismuthinite $ 140 SOLD
Llallagua, Rafael Bustillo, Potosí, Bolivia
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Bismuthinite from Llallagua, Rafael Bustillo, Potosí, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/CT704a.jpg] Bismuthinite from Llallagua, Rafael Bustillo, Potosí, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/CT704b.jpg] Bismuthinite from Llallagua, Rafael Bustillo, Potosí, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/CT704c.jpg] Bismuthinite from Llallagua, Rafael Bustillo, Potosí, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/CT704d.jpg] Bismuthinite from Llallagua, Rafael Bustillo, Potosí, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/CT704e.jpg]

Long metallic Bismuthinite crystals in matrix. Specimen is loaded with crystals throughout. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


LL171 - Axinite $ 260 SOLD
New Melones Reservior, Calaveras Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4 x 1.3 cm


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Axinite from New Melones Reservior, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL171a.jpg] Axinite from New Melones Reservior, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL171b.jpg] Axinite from New Melones Reservior, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL171d.jpg]

Large single purple Axinite crystal. The crystal has good luster, is translucent to transparent and complete all around with a bit of contact on each end. This was used as a show specimen by the former owner and comes with a small plastic stand attached to the back to hold it upright for display. Large sized showy single crystal from a famous California find.


LL184 - Lepidolite on Microcline $ 220
Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA
cabinet - 11 x 6.5 x 6 cm


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Lepidolite on Microcline from Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL184a.jpg] Lepidolite on Microcline from Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL184c.jpg] Lepidolite on Microcline from Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL184d.jpg] Lepidolite on Microcline from Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL184e.jpg] Lepidolite on Microcline from Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL184f.jpg]

Large, blocky Carlsbad-twinned Microcline crystal with attached purple Lepidolite and white blades of Albite. These are classics from the Himalaya Mine and like most, shows light etching on the sides. Large and complete all around with no damage.


D177 - Rhodochrosite $ 7500
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5 x 2.5 cm


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Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/d177a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/d177b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/d177c.jpg] Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/d177d.jpg]

Cluster of large, deep red scalenohedral Rhodo crystals. Individual crystals to 1.5cm in size. There are a few cleaved tips but most are perfect.


CT317 - Fluorite $ 60 SOLD
Durham, England
thumbnail - 2 x 2 x 1.8 cm


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Fluorite from Durham, England [db_pics/pics/CT317a.jpg] Fluorite from Durham, England [db_pics/pics/CT317b.jpg] Fluorite from Durham, England [db_pics/pics/CT317c.jpg] Fluorite from Durham, England [db_pics/pics/CT317d.jpg]

Penetration twin of transparent green Fluorite cubes. Mounted on lucite in a perkey box. Perfect and undamaged. Ex Chuck Trantham collection, acquired by Chuck from the Judy & Chris Cook collection.


LL150 - Tetrahedrite with Quartz $ 300
Casapalca Mine, Casapalca, Huarochiri Province, Lima, Peru
small cabinet - 9 x 7 x 5.5 cm


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Tetrahedrite with Quartz from Casapalca Mine, Casapalca, Huarochiri Province, Lima, Peru [db_pics/pics/LL150a.jpg] Tetrahedrite with Quartz from Casapalca Mine, Casapalca, Huarochiri Province, Lima, Peru [db_pics/pics/LL150b.jpg] Tetrahedrite with Quartz from Casapalca Mine, Casapalca, Huarochiri Province, Lima, Peru [db_pics/pics/LL150c.jpg] Tetrahedrite with Quartz from Casapalca Mine, Casapalca, Huarochiri Province, Lima, Peru [db_pics/pics/LL150d.jpg] Tetrahedrite with Quartz from Casapalca Mine, Casapalca, Huarochiri Province, Lima, Peru [db_pics/pics/LL150e.jpg]

Black Sphalerite and clear Quartz crystals serves as the matrix for a large 2.9cm Tetrahedrite crystal.


LL236 - Tourmaline $ 180 SOLD
Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA
miniature - 3.2 x 1.2 x 1.2 cm


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Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL236a.jpg] Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL236b.jpg] Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL236c.jpg] Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL236d.jpg]

Transparent, partially double-terminated single Tourmaline crystal. The crystal has a dark green termination followed by a grass green central zone with a very faint pink zone in the middle. Undamaged crystal that weighs 9.8 grams.


LL241 - Enargite on Barite $ 200
Butte, Silver Bow Co. Montana, USA
thumbnail - 1.4 x 1 x 1 cm


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Enargite on Barite from Butte, Silver Bow Co. Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/LL241a.jpg] Enargite on Barite from Butte, Silver Bow Co. Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/LL241b.jpg] Enargite on Barite from Butte, Silver Bow Co. Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/LL241f.jpg] Enargite on Barite from Butte, Silver Bow Co. Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/LL241g.jpg] Enargite on Barite from Butte, Silver Bow Co. Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/LL241i.jpg]

Small but very cute specimen featuring a 1.1cm double-terminated Enargite crystal attached to a translucent Barite crystal. Undamaged floater complete all around.


LL154 - Spessartine, Quartz on Microcline $ 280 SOLD
Audry Lynn Mine, Riverside Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Spessartine, Quartz on Microcline from Audry Lynn Mine, Riverside Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL154a.jpg] Spessartine, Quartz on Microcline from Audry Lynn Mine, Riverside Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL154b.jpg] Spessartine, Quartz on Microcline from Audry Lynn Mine, Riverside Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL154d.jpg] Spessartine, Quartz on Microcline from Audry Lynn Mine, Riverside Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL154e.jpg]

Porcelein white Microcline crystal with attached red Garnets and a 3.8cm double-terminated Quartz crystal. Excellent for a California garnet specimen. The Quartz is light smokey in color and has some extra faces between the termination and prism faces and is possibly a Dauphine twin.


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.


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.

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