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LL811 - Cuprian Adamite $ 900
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Cuprian Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL811a.jpg] Cuprian Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL811b.jpg] Cuprian Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL811c.jpg] Cuprian Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL811e.jpg]

Limonite vug filled with colorless Calcite and green Cuprian Adamite crystals. This is a particularly fine example sporting large, undamaged crystals of great beauty. The crystal group at the front left is 2cm in size, with an individual crystal 1.2cm in size. The vug itself is lined with black Plattnerite which provides a stunning backdrop to the green and white crystals.


LL821 - Red Beryl $ 1800 SOLD
Violet Claims, Wah Wah Mtns., Utah, USA
thumbnail - 3 x 2.7 x 1.2 cm


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Red Beryl from Violet Claims, Wah Wah Mtns., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/LL821a.jpg] Red Beryl from Violet Claims, Wah Wah Mtns., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/LL821b.jpg] Red Beryl from Violet Claims, Wah Wah Mtns., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/LL821c.jpg] Red Beryl from Violet Claims, Wah Wah Mtns., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/LL821d.jpg]

A single 1.5cm Red Beryl crystal on Ryolite matrix. The color and luster on this one are superb! Rich color, areas of transparency, and luster like glass. Fully terminated on top and partial terminated on the bottom end. There are some tinny edge chips or imperfections, but overall it in great condition and of a hard to find quality.


LL20 - Benitoite with Neptunite $ 5500
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 2 cm


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Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL20a.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL20b.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL20c.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL20d.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL20e.jpg]

Classic combination of Benitoite with black Neptunite featuring 2 large Benitoite crystals and a number of smaller crystals. The front crystal is 2.2cm while the one just behind it is also large at 2cm. Importantly, the crystals are sharply formed with good blue color and transparency at the tips. Undamaged.


LL806 - Benitoite with Neptunite $ 3500 SOLD
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 2.5 cm


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Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL806a.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL806b.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL806c.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL806d.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL806e.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL806g.jpg]

Uncommon Benitoite specimen featuring a 1.4cm Benitoite between two upright Neptunite crystals (like a little Benitoite football flying through the uprights of a goalpost). This was formerly in the F. John Barlow and John Veevaert (Mr. Benitoite) mineral collections. Large upright Neptunite crystals like this are not common and are likely the reason John, someone who has etched and seen thousands of Benitoite specimens, decided to keep this one for his collection. John sold this in 2013 for $3,000 and it comes with John's old collection label.


LL820 - Wulfenite $ 225 SOLD
Defiance Mine, Gleeson, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 3 x 2.2 x 0.4 cm


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Wulfenite from Defiance Mine, Gleeson, Cochise County, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL820a.jpg] Wulfenite from Defiance Mine, Gleeson, Cochise County, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL820b.jpg] Wulfenite from Defiance Mine, Gleeson, Cochise County, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL820c.jpg] Wulfenite from Defiance Mine, Gleeson, Cochise County, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL820d.jpg]

Classic pointed crystal of Wulfenite from the Defiance Mine. Translucent orange with lots of small side crystals growing out from both sides.


LL829 - Quartz casts after Barite $ 500 SOLD
Murray Mine, Independence Mountains Mining District, Elko Co., Nevada, USA
small cabinet - 6.5 x 6 x 6 cm


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Quartz casts after Barite from Murray Mine, Independence Mountains Mining District, Elko Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL829a.jpg] Quartz casts after Barite from Murray Mine, Independence Mountains Mining District, Elko Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL829b.jpg] Quartz casts after Barite from Murray Mine, Independence Mountains Mining District, Elko Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL829c.jpg] Quartz casts after Barite from Murray Mine, Independence Mountains Mining District, Elko Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL829d.jpg] Quartz casts after Barite from Murray Mine, Independence Mountains Mining District, Elko Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL829e.jpg]

Sparkling two-tone grey and white Quartz that formed as casts over (now gone) Barite crystals found at a now abandoned Gold mine in Nevada. The blocky voids from the former Barite can be seen from the bottom. Reported to be the best of a small find of such specimens. Undamaged.


LL828 - Smokey Quartz (R) $ 2000
Hallelujah Junction area, Washoe Co., Nevada, USA
cabinet - 13.5 x 8.5 x 5.5 cm


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Smokey Quartz (R) from Hallelujah Junction area, Washoe Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL828a.jpg] Smokey Quartz (R) from Hallelujah Junction area, Washoe Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL828b.jpg] Smokey Quartz (R) from Hallelujah Junction area, Washoe Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL828c.jpg] Smokey Quartz (R) from Hallelujah Junction area, Washoe Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL828d.jpg] Smokey Quartz (R) from Hallelujah Junction area, Washoe Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL828i.jpg]

Tall Smokey Quartz scepter on matrix. These are found in sand filled cavities in Granite, usually only as single crystals and less commonly as matrix specimens. It displays a wonderful contrast between the light scepter head and the darker, gem quality stalk. It has one repair at the base of the stalk where it attaches to the matrix. The good luster of the scepter head and the complete transparency of the main crystal make this an exceptional specimen for the locality.


LL21 - Calcite over Wulfenite $ 600
Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Calcite over Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL21a.jpg] Calcite over Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL21b.jpg] Calcite over Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL21c.jpg] Calcite over Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL21d.jpg]

Large, translucent yellow Wulfenite crystals coated by tiny white Calcite crystals. This style is uncommon and the crystals are large, up to 4.5cm across. There are some incomplete crystals along the edges, but an attractive rarity regardless.


LL822 - Topaz $ 750 SOLD
Little 3 Mine, Ramona, San Diego Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.4 x 2.3 cm


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Topaz from Little 3 Mine, Ramona, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL822a.jpg] Topaz from Little 3 Mine, Ramona, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL822b.jpg] Topaz from Little 3 Mine, Ramona, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL822c.jpg] Topaz from Little 3 Mine, Ramona, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL822d.jpg]

Jewel-like light blue Topaz crystal from the famous Little 3 Mine. Complete all around and glassy, much brighter and with more visual impact in person. A high quality California Topaz.


LL815 - Neptunite (twin) $ 750 SOLD
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
miniature - 4 x 2 x 2 cm


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Neptunite (twin) from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL815a.jpg] Neptunite (twin) from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL815b.jpg]

Elongated X-shaped, interpenetrant twin Neptunite crystal perched on matrix. The Neptunite twin is 3.2cm long and complete and undamaged on both sides. The world's best Neptunite is found at this mine, and these x-shaped twins are rare to find.


LL813 - Woodhouseite $ 1200
Champion Mine, White Mountains, Mono Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 6.2 x 4.5 x 3 cm


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Woodhouseite from Champion Mine, White Mountains, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL813a.jpg] Woodhouseite from Champion Mine, White Mountains, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL813b.jpg] Woodhouseite from Champion Mine, White Mountains, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL813c.jpg] Woodhouseite from Champion Mine, White Mountains, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL813d.jpg] Woodhouseite from Champion Mine, White Mountains, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL813e.jpg]

Specimen of rare Woodhouseite crystals on a Quartz matrix from the now closed Champion Mine. This specimen features large crystals for the species with the largest a perfect 9mm crystal and additional larger crystals of 8mm and 6mm along with smaller crystals over a quartz crystal lined vug. Ex. Marion Godshaw collection with label.


LL801 - Wulfenite $ 2500
Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 5.7 x 4 x 3 cm


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Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL801a.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL801c.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL801d.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL801b.jpg]

Cluster of large, orange/red crystals of Wulfenite on a small amount of matrix. The largest crystal is 3.7cm (an inch and half!) and has some contacting with matrix along the edges. A large, perfect 2.4cm crystal is attached on the right side, along with numerous crystals in the middle. Excellent color and luster. Collected by Jim Clanin in 1984.


LL802 - Malachite $ 900
Morenci, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm


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Malachite from Morenci, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL802a.jpg] Malachite from Morenci, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL802b.jpg] Malachite from Morenci, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL802c.jpg] Malachite from Morenci, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL802d.jpg] Malachite from Morenci, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL802e.jpg]

Hemispherical masses of Malachite to 1.4cm wide from the Morenci Mine. These Malachites are typical for the mine, this specimen with particularly good aesthetics and undamaged.


LL807 - Legrandite $ 2800 SOLD
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
miniature - 4.2 x 3.6 x 2.2 cm


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Legrandite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL807a.jpg] Legrandite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL807b.jpg] Legrandite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL807c.jpg] Legrandite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL807d.jpg] Legrandite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL807e.jpg]

Bright, golden Legrandite crystals on matrix from Mapimi. Talk about loads of concentrated goodness - this one screams of color and crystals. Well terminated, undamaged crystals all over with tiny Smithsonite crystals lining the vug. Comes with two old labels, one a Marion Godshaw collection label and another one showing a price of $2000 back in 2010.


LL818 - Wulfenite on Mottramite $ 450 SOLD
79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
miniature - 3.7 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm


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Wulfenite on Mottramite from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL818a.jpg] Wulfenite on Mottramite from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL818b.jpg] Wulfenite on Mottramite from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL818c.jpg] Wulfenite on Mottramite from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL818d.jpg]

Crisp, translucent orange Wulfenite crystals to 9mm atop black Mottramite. Beautiful and undamaged.

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