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LL463 - Azurite, Malachite $ 650 SOLD
Bisbee, Cochis Co., Arizona, USA
miniature - 5 x 4.2 x 1.3 cm


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Azurite, Malachite from Bisbee, Cochis Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL463a.jpg] Azurite, Malachite from Bisbee, Cochis Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL463b.jpg] Azurite, Malachite from Bisbee, Cochis Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL463c.jpg] Azurite, Malachite from Bisbee, Cochis Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL463d.jpg] Azurite, Malachite from Bisbee, Cochis Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL463e.jpg]

Specimen of banded Malachite and Azurite cut and polished on both sides and also has a vug of crystallized Azurite in the front face and crystals of Azurite all along the edges. I just love that this specimen gives you both a polished specimen AND a crystallized specimen in one. Ex. Marion Godshaw collection.


LL453 - Tourmaline with Quartz $ 350 SOLD
Urubu mine, Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3.8 x 3 cm


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Tourmaline with Quartz from Urubu mine, Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/LL453a.jpg] Tourmaline with Quartz from Urubu mine, Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/LL453b.jpg] Tourmaline with Quartz from Urubu mine, Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/LL453c.jpg] Tourmaline with Quartz from Urubu mine, Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/LL453e.jpg]

Tourmaline from the Urubu Mine are typically green and not particularly exciting on their own, but the strange pseudomorphs that were found here are fantastic. This specimen started as a single green Tourmaline encased in Lepidolite and Albite and later partially pseudomorphed to Quartz, starting from the inside, with an outer 'rind' of green Tourmaline remaining surrounding the Quartz core. The top of the Quartz core formed into a slightly hoppered, double-terminated crystal. Weird and fabulous!!


LL454 - Faden Quartz with inclusions $ 650 SOLD
Zagi Mountain, Peshawar District, Pakistan
miniature - 4.5 x 3.2 x 1.5 cm


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Faden Quartz with inclusions from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/LL454a.jpg] Faden Quartz with inclusions from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/LL454b.jpg] Faden Quartz with inclusions from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/LL454c.jpg] Faden Quartz with inclusions from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/LL454d.jpg] Faden Quartz with inclusions from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/LL454e.jpg]

Faden Quartz crystals colored blue by inclusions of either Riebeckite or Tourmaline. A rare specimen, and the only faden I've ever seen of the so called 'blue Quartz'. A complete and undamaged floater.


LL470 - Mimetite $ 600
Mt. Bonnie Mine, Grove Hill, Northern Territory, Australia
miniature - 4.2 x 3.2 x 3 cm


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Mimetite from Mt. Bonnie Mine, Grove Hill, Northern Territory, Australia [db_pics/pics/LL470a.jpg] Mimetite from Mt. Bonnie Mine, Grove Hill, Northern Territory, Australia [db_pics/pics/LL470b.jpg] Mimetite from Mt. Bonnie Mine, Grove Hill, Northern Territory, Australia [db_pics/pics/LL470c.jpg] Mimetite from Mt. Bonnie Mine, Grove Hill, Northern Territory, Australia [db_pics/pics/LL470d.jpg]

Hexagonal Mimetite crystals on matrix, the best of which is a 1.5cm complete crystal facing forward for display. Old, now hard to find specimen from a long closed mine. Comes with an old 'The Collector' label.


LL471 - Tremolite $ 400
Norland, Somerville Township, Kawartha Lakes, Ontario, Canada
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm


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Tremolite from Norland, Somerville Township, Kawartha Lakes, Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL471a.jpg] Tremolite from Norland, Somerville Township, Kawartha Lakes, Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL471b.jpg] Tremolite from Norland, Somerville Township, Kawartha Lakes, Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL471c.jpg] Tremolite from Norland, Somerville Township, Kawartha Lakes, Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL471e.jpg]

Large, translucent green crystals of Tremolite, the largest is 2.5cm wide at the termination. Old, rarely seen specimen out of the Robert Reynolds collection.


LL465 - Rhodochrosite $ 350 SOLD
Emma Mine, Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3.5 x 2 cm


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Rhodochrosite from Emma Mine, Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/LL465a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Emma Mine, Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/LL465b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Emma Mine, Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/LL465c.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Emma Mine, Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/LL465d.jpg]

Intergrown rhombic crystals of pink Rhodochrosite with attached tiny Quartz and sulphide crystals. Undamaged specimen of solid Rhodochrosite.


LL455 - Rhodochrosite $ 200 SOLD
Emma Mine, Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 3 x 1.5 cm


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Rhodochrosite from Emma Mine, Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/LL455a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Emma Mine, Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/LL455b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Emma Mine, Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/LL455c.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Emma Mine, Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/LL455d.jpg]

Intergrown rhombic crystals of pink Rhodochrosite with attached tiny Quartz and sulphide crystals. Undamaged specimen of solid Rhodochrosite.


LL404 - Azurite $ 300
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 8 x 7 x 5 cm


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Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL404a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL404b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL404c.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL404d.jpg]

Thick cluster of Azurite crystals on matrix from the Milpillas Mine. It's not perfect, with some contacting along the edges, but it's priced accordingly and really is a lot of Azurite, a full 4.5cm thick at the base with lots of flash and lustrous faces all over.


LL416 - Copper $ 180
Portage Lake, Keweenaw Peninsula, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA
cabinet - 10 x 7 x 2.5 cm


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Copper from Portage Lake, Keweenaw Peninsula, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/LL416a.jpg] Copper from Portage Lake, Keweenaw Peninsula, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/LL416c.jpg] Copper from Portage Lake, Keweenaw Peninsula, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/LL416e.jpg] Copper from Portage Lake, Keweenaw Peninsula, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/LL416f.jpg]

Nodule of solid Copper from the Keweenaw. A rounded nodule with green patina with one edge cut and polished. Big and heavy, it weighs 1 pound and 4.8 ounces.


K198 - Prehnite $ 350
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 8.5 x 7.5 x 3.5 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K198a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K198b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K198c.jpg]

Large chisel-tipped crystals of yellow/green Prehnite from finds in 2019 at the Merelani Tanzanite mines. An excellent large example of this style with large translucent crystals and minor amounts of attached Graphite.


LL379 - Tantalite $ 120
Colorado, USA
thumbnail - 2 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm


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Tantalite from Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/LL379a.jpg] Tantalite from Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/LL379b.jpg] Tantalite from Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/LL379c.jpg] Tantalite from Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/LL379d.jpg]

Pair of intergrown, black Tantalite crystals from Colorado. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


LL378 - Spinel with Chondrodite $ 80 SOLD
Limecrest Quarry, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA
thumbnail - 2.2 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Spinel with Chondrodite from Limecrest Quarry, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/LL378a.jpg] Spinel with Chondrodite from Limecrest Quarry, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/LL378b.jpg] Spinel with Chondrodite from Limecrest Quarry, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/LL378c.jpg] Spinel with Chondrodite from Limecrest Quarry, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/LL378d.jpg]

Dark purple Spinel and Chondrodite in Calcite. The two main crystals on top include an octahedral crystal and a spinel-twinned crystal. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


LL382 - Muscovite on Siderite $ 75
Wake Co., North Carolina, USA
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Muscovite on Siderite from Wake Co., North Carolina, USA [db_pics/pics/LL382a.jpg] Muscovite on Siderite from Wake Co., North Carolina, USA [db_pics/pics/LL382b.jpg] Muscovite on Siderite from Wake Co., North Carolina, USA [db_pics/pics/LL382c.jpg] Muscovite on Siderite from Wake Co., North Carolina, USA [db_pics/pics/LL382d.jpg]

Thick, euhedral 'books' of Muscovite on tan Siderite crystals. Cute USA thumbnail. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.

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