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LL464 - Topaz $ 350 (=~ ¥ 51931) SOLD
Mina Veronica, El Copetillo, Villa García Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico
miniature - 3.8 x 3.5 x 2 cm


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Topaz from Mina Veronica, El Copetillo, Villa García Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL464a.jpg] Topaz from Mina Veronica, El Copetillo, Villa García Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL464b.jpg] Topaz from Mina Veronica, El Copetillo, Villa García Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL464c.jpg]

Terminated Topaz crystals on Rhyolite. the Topaz have flat terminations and are more red at the terminations and more transparent towards the middle and base. Aesthetic, undamaged example. Ex. Bob Reynolds collection.


K236 - Prehnite SOLD
Merelani Hils, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 7.5 x 4.2 x 4 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hils, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K236a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hils, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K236b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hils, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K236c.jpg]

Superb Prehnite specimen from recent finds at the Merelani Tanzanite mines. Striking specimen with large individual crystals. A thicker, highly translucent cluster is at the top with more toothy, individual crystals sticking out the front faces. The color ranges from a pure yellow to a yellow/green and slightly blueish. The lower left has an attached patch of intergrown micro Prehnite, Graphite and Pyrite. Undamaged, showy, and good sized.


LL450 - Tourmaline $ 950 (=~ ¥ 140957) SOLD
Dara Pech, Kunar Province, Afghanistan
small cabinet - 5.3 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Tourmaline from Dara Pech, Kunar Province, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/LL450a.jpg] Tourmaline from Dara Pech, Kunar Province, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/LL450b.jpg] Tourmaline from Dara Pech, Kunar Province, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/LL450d.jpg] Tourmaline from Dara Pech, Kunar Province, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/LL450e.jpg]

Double-terminated, pastel green Tourmaline crystal with smaller attached crystals tapering out from the main crystal. Translucent to transparent with light pink zones. Undamaged and weighs 21.44 grams.


LL460 - Spinel $ 500 (=~ ¥ 74188)
Twin Lakes Limestone deposit, Lower Twin Lake, Twin Lakes, Fresno Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5.2 x 3 cm


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Spinel from Twin Lakes Limestone deposit, Lower Twin Lake, Twin Lakes, Fresno Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL460a.jpg] Spinel from Twin Lakes Limestone deposit, Lower Twin Lake, Twin Lakes, Fresno Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL460b.jpg] Spinel from Twin Lakes Limestone deposit, Lower Twin Lake, Twin Lakes, Fresno Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL460d.jpg]

Well formed, translucent octahedrons of blue Spinel to 7mm in size associated with brown Pargasite crystals. Sawcut on back. Collected by Chuck Trantham and Al McGuinness in 1986. Chuck's label indicates locality as 'Locality 2, Twin Lakes area, Fresno Co., California, USA'.


LL461 - Spinel $ 240 (=~ ¥ 35610) SOLD
Twin Lakes Limestone deposit, Lower Twin Lake, Twin Lakes, Fresno Co., California, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 3 x 2 cm


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Spinel from Twin Lakes Limestone deposit, Lower Twin Lake, Twin Lakes, Fresno Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL461a.jpg] Spinel from Twin Lakes Limestone deposit, Lower Twin Lake, Twin Lakes, Fresno Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL461b.jpg] Spinel from Twin Lakes Limestone deposit, Lower Twin Lake, Twin Lakes, Fresno Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL461c.jpg] Spinel from Twin Lakes Limestone deposit, Lower Twin Lake, Twin Lakes, Fresno Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL461d.jpg]

Well formed, translucent octahedrons of blue Spinel to 5mm in size. Sawcut on back. Collected by Chuck Trantham and Al McGuinness in 1986. Rare California specimen. Chuck's label indicates locality as 'Locality 2, Twin Lakes area, Fresno Co., California, USA'.


LL467 - Grossular $ 50 (=~ ¥ 7419) SOLD
Vilyui River Basin, Mirninsky District, Yakutia, Russia
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.2 cm


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Grossular from Vilyui River Basin, Mirninsky District, Yakutia, Russia [db_pics/pics/LL467a.jpg] Grossular from Vilyui River Basin, Mirninsky District, Yakutia, Russia [db_pics/pics/LL467b.jpg] Grossular from Vilyui River Basin, Mirninsky District, Yakutia, Russia [db_pics/pics/LL467c.jpg] Grossular from Vilyui River Basin, Mirninsky District, Yakutia, Russia [db_pics/pics/LL467d.jpg] Grossular from Vilyui River Basin, Mirninsky District, Yakutia, Russia [db_pics/pics/LL467e.jpg]

Glassy and lustrous complete single Grossular crystal. Undamaged with a couple small indentation where other crystals were formerly attached. It's mostly a translucent gold color with some areas that are whitish/green and opaque. From the type locality for the species.


LL235 - Axinite $ 75 (=~ ¥ 11128) SOLD
Dodo Mine, Polar Urals, Russia
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.4 x 1 cm


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Axinite from Dodo Mine, Polar Urals, Russia [db_pics/pics/LL235a.jpg] Axinite from Dodo Mine, Polar Urals, Russia [db_pics/pics/LL235b.jpg] Axinite from Dodo Mine, Polar Urals, Russia [db_pics/pics/LL235c.jpg] Axinite from Dodo Mine, Polar Urals, Russia [db_pics/pics/LL235d.jpg]

Undamaged, sharp single Axinite crystal. Purple and transparent, complete all around.


LL513 - Acanthite $ 350 (=~ ¥ 51931)
Reyes Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.6 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Acanthite from Reyes Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL513a.jpg] Acanthite from Reyes Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL513b.jpg] Acanthite from Reyes Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL513c.jpg] Acanthite from Reyes Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL513d.jpg] Acanthite from Reyes Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL513e.jpg]

Cubic, stepped crystal cluster of Acanthite, a Silver sulfide mineral famous from this mine. Undamaged and complete all around. Ex. Bob Reynolds collection.


LL489 - Whiteite $ 300 (=~ ¥ 44513)
Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2 x 1.8 cm


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Whiteite from Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL489a.jpg] Whiteite from Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL489b.jpg] Whiteite from Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL489c.jpg] Whiteite from Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL489d.jpg]

Large, blocky single Whiteite crystal with a smaller crystal intergrown. Complete all around and undamaged. This is the best locality for this rare species and this is an excellent, large example. Ex. Bob Reynolds collection.


SA701 - Vauxite with Quartz, Cassiterite $ 900 (=~ ¥ 133538) SOLD
Siglo XX Mine, Llallagua, Bolivia
miniature - 3.3 x 2.8 x 2 cm


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Vauxite with Quartz, Cassiterite from Siglo XX Mine, Llallagua, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/sa701a.jpg] Vauxite with Quartz, Cassiterite from Siglo XX Mine, Llallagua, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/sa701b.jpg] Vauxite with Quartz, Cassiterite from Siglo XX Mine, Llallagua, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/sa701c.jpg] Vauxite with Quartz, Cassiterite from Siglo XX Mine, Llallagua, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/SA701.mp4]

Rare spherical cluster of Vauxite crystals. Vauxite group is 2.4cm in diameter.


SA702 - Ludlamite $ 600 (=~ ¥ 89025)
Huanuni Mine, Oruro Dept., Bolivia
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.0 x 1.5 cm


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Ludlamite from Huanuni Mine, Oruro Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/sa702a.jpg] Ludlamite from Huanuni Mine, Oruro Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/sa702b.jpg] Ludlamite from Huanuni Mine, Oruro Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/sa702c.jpg]

1.4cm crystal of Ludlamite on matrix with Siderite. Aesthtics and quality are superb, undamaged.


M136 - Azurite with Malachite $ 750 (=~ ¥ 111281)
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 3.2 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m136a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m136b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/m136c.jpg]

Large single Azurite crystal with Malachite and smaller attached Azurite crystals. Superb electric blue coloration and wet luster. The frontside has a couple rows of tiny Azurites attached, and the backside has a single larger Azurite coming out the face. This grew straight out from the pocket wall giving such beautiful 360 degree viewing. There is a natural notch along the top edge and there appears to be a little damage right in the notch. Otherwise this is perfect and even stands up on it's own.


TS235 - Azurite $ 1200 (=~ ¥ 178050) SOLD
Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.9 x 1 cm


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Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts235a.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts235b.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts235c.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts235d.jpg]

Thick, blocky Azurite crystal displaying a bright 'electric' blue coloration under lighting. There is one smal chip along the back edge, otherwise perfect. Ex. Carl Acosta collection.


B131 - Vesuvianite $ 450 (=~ ¥ 66769)
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada
miniature - 4.5 x 1.6 x 1.6 cm


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Vesuvianite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/b131a.jpg] Vesuvianite from Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/b131b.jpg]

Large, greenish yellow single crystal. Bright and gemmy at the termination. This mine is long closed and Vesuvianites of this size are hard to find now.


B138 - Erythrite $ 1500 (=~ ¥ 222563)
Bou Azzer, Morocco
miniature - 4 x 2.7 x 2.2 cm


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Erythrite from Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/b138a.jpg] Erythrite from Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/b138b.jpg]

Incredible specimen of two attached ball-shaped formations of Erythrite crystals. A rare floater specimen for this species, crystallized all around. Definitely different than most Erythrites you will encounter.

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