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LL250 - Fluorite with Calcite $ 1200 (=~ AUS$ 1830) SOLD
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.


LL164 - Wulfenite, Mimetite, Barite $ 600 (=~ AUS$ 915) SOLD
San Francisco Mine, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 4 cm


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Wulfenite, Mimetite, Barite from San Francisco Mine, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL164a.jpg] Wulfenite, Mimetite, Barite from San Francisco Mine, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL164b.jpg] Wulfenite, Mimetite, Barite from San Francisco Mine, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL164c.jpg] Wulfenite, Mimetite, Barite from San Francisco Mine, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL164d.jpg] Wulfenite, Mimetite, Barite from San Francisco Mine, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL164e.jpg] Wulfenite, Mimetite, Barite from San Francisco Mine, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL164j.jpg]

Well crystallized specimen of transparent Wulfenite, orange Mimetite, and white Barite blades. This is a floater, or nearly one, well crystallized all around with little to no damage. Comes with a couple old labels including an 'Ordway's Minerals'.


LL254 - Herderite on Siderite $ 1200 (=~ AUS$ 1830)
Xanda Mine, Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6.5 x 5 cm


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Herderite on Siderite from Xanda Mine, Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/LL254a.jpg] Herderite on Siderite from Xanda Mine, Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/LL254b.jpg] Herderite on Siderite from Xanda Mine, Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/LL254c.jpg] Herderite on Siderite from Xanda Mine, Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/LL254d.jpg]

Purple Herderite crystals to 2cm atop platy Siderite crystals, all over Albite. Comes with an old Roberts Minerals label.


LL207 - Brazilianite SOLD
Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 4.5 cm


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Brazilianite from Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/LL207a.jpg] Brazilianite from Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/LL207b.jpg] Brazilianite from Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/LL207d.jpg] Brazilianite from Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/LL207e.jpg] Brazilianite from Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/LL207f.jpg]

Cluster of long Brazilianite crystals to 5cm in an attractive arrangement. Comes with an old Alvaro Lucio label.


LL203 - Neptunite $ 750 (=~ AUS$ 1144)
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 6 x 4.5 cm


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Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL203a.jpg] Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL203c.jpg] Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL203d.jpg]

Numerous glossy black Neptunite crystals on white Natrolite. Thick crystals to over 2cm long.


LL209 - Wulfenite, Mimetite $ 800 (=~ AUS$ 1220) SOLD
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.


LL206 - Quartz (pseudocubic!) $ 750 (=~ AUS$ 1144) SOLD
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.


LL256 - Limonite after Pyrite on Feldspar, Quartz $ 180 (=~ AUS$ 274) SOLD
Nevada, USA
small cabinet - 6.5 x 6 x 4 cm


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Limonite after Pyrite on Feldspar, Quartz from Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL256a.jpg] Limonite after Pyrite on Feldspar, Quartz from Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL256b.jpg] Limonite after Pyrite on Feldspar, Quartz from Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL256c.jpg] Limonite after Pyrite on Feldspar, Quartz from Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL256d.jpg]

A 2.5 cm wide cluster of Limonite after Pyrite crystals on a typical pegmatitic mound of Feldspar and Smoky Quartz crystals. Out of an old collection with no further locality information. Unusual.


LL504 - Liroconite $ 4500 (=~ AUS$ 6862) SOLD
Wheal Gorland, St. Day, Cornwall, England
miniature - 4 x 4 x 3 cm


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Liroconite from Wheal Gorland, St. Day, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/LL504a.jpg] Liroconite from Wheal Gorland, St. Day, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/LL504b.jpg] Liroconite from Wheal Gorland, St. Day, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/LL504c.jpg] Liroconite from Wheal Gorland, St. Day, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/LL504d.jpg]

Thick layer of Chrysocolla (?) wrapping around Quartz upon which grow numerous pristine Liroconite crystals. The Liroconite reach 6mm in size and are present on both the top and bottom of specimen and are of the less common blue/green color. From the type locality for the species, likely found in the mid 1800s. Despite it's age and there being dozens (a hundred?) crystals, I can find no damage.

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