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LL882 - Axinite with Quartz $ 750
New Melones Reservoir, Calaveras Co., California, USA
cabinet - 10 x 9 x 9 cm


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Axinite with Quartz from New Melones Reservoir, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL882a.jpg] Axinite with Quartz from New Melones Reservoir, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL882b.jpg] Axinite with Quartz from New Melones Reservoir, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL882d.jpg] Axinite with Quartz from New Melones Reservoir, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL882e.jpg] Axinite with Quartz from New Melones Reservoir, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL882f.jpg]

Tall cluster of glassy purple Axinite crystals. The Axinite are grown atop a green matrix with large Quartz crystals on the bottom. This is a specimen that could be trimmed into multiple good pieces.  This is good specimen for a California collector or  someone inclined to trim out a great small cabinet piece.  One of the Quartz has nice inclusions of Axinite crystals, which are cut and sold by the carat by lapidary enthusiasts.


LL836 - Wulfenite with Mimetite $ 350 SOLD
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
small cabinet - 8.2 x 5 x 4 cm


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Wulfenite with Mimetite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL836a.jpg] Wulfenite with Mimetite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL836b.jpg] Wulfenite with Mimetite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL836c.jpg] Wulfenite with Mimetite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL836d.jpg] Wulfenite with Mimetite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL836e.jpg]

Unusual and lustrous spiky orange Wulfenite and green Mimetite covering all sides of specimen. Crystals of an uncommon habit on both sides. A few are missing, but the majority are perfect with amazing elongated form, some double-terminated. Great coverage of green Mimetite too. When these first hit the market they were quite a sensation.


LL837 - Pyromorphite $ 1800
Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China
small cabinet - 8 x 6.5 x 5 cm


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Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LL837a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LL837b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LL837c.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LL837d.jpg]

This specimen is loaded with bright, lime green crystals of Pyromorphite, with a central crystal group 3cm wide that spans the entire vug. Translucent green crystals with top color and in near pristine condition.


LL841 - Grossular $ 500
Sierra de Cruces, Sierra Mojada Municipality, Coahuila, Mexico
small cabinet - 6.2 x 6 x 4.5 cm


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Grossular from Sierra de Cruces, Sierra Mojada Municipality, Coahuila, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL841a.jpg] Grossular from Sierra de Cruces, Sierra Mojada Municipality, Coahuila, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL841b.jpg] Grossular from Sierra de Cruces, Sierra Mojada Municipality, Coahuila, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL841c.jpg] Grossular from Sierra de Cruces, Sierra Mojada Municipality, Coahuila, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL841d.jpg]

Large single Grossular crystal with textbook form and good size for the locality (once known as 'Lake Jaco'). It's complete all around (with a contact indentation on the bottom where it was attached to another crystal) with good luster and is translucent with small gemmy areas. These classic large Grossulars were found in the 1960s.


LL840 - Copper on Mine Timbers $ 450 SOLD
Ray Mine, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 7.5 x 7 cm


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Copper on Mine Timbers from Ray Mine, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL840a.jpg] Copper on Mine Timbers from Ray Mine, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL840c.jpg] Copper on Mine Timbers from Ray Mine, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL840d.jpg] Copper on Mine Timbers from Ray Mine, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL840e.jpg] Copper on Mine Timbers from Ray Mine, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL840f.jpg] Copper on Mine Timbers from Ray Mine, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL840g.jpg]

Masses of solid Copper intergrown with mine timbers (wood). This is a post mining occurrence formed when Copper precipitated out of solution in an old underground portion of the mine. This specimen was found in 1997 when work in the ASARCO open pit intersected with old underground workings. Fascinating combination of miner and nature, an interesting conversation piece.


LL874 - Cyanotrichite on Chalcoalumite $ 500 SOLD
Grandview Mine, Grand Canyon, Coconino Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 6 x 4 cm


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Cyanotrichite on Chalcoalumite from Grandview Mine, Grand Canyon, Coconino Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL874a.jpg] Cyanotrichite on Chalcoalumite from Grandview Mine, Grand Canyon, Coconino Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL874b.jpg] Cyanotrichite on Chalcoalumite from Grandview Mine, Grand Canyon, Coconino Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL874c.jpg] Cyanotrichite on Chalcoalumite from Grandview Mine, Grand Canyon, Coconino Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL874d.jpg]

Beautiful bright blue spherical clusters of Cyanotrichite on light blue/green Chalcoalumite. These specimens are very hard to come by now as the locality is now part of Grand Canyon National Park. This old copper mine began operation in 1892, stopped operation around 1907, and became a part of the national park system in 1940. The specimen is likely over 100 years old!


LL875 - Cyanotrichite with Brochantite $ 500
Grandview Mine, Grand Canyon, Coconino Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 6 x 4 cm


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Cyanotrichite with Brochantite from Grandview Mine, Grand Canyon, Coconino Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL875a.jpg] Cyanotrichite with Brochantite from Grandview Mine, Grand Canyon, Coconino Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL875b.jpg] Cyanotrichite with Brochantite from Grandview Mine, Grand Canyon, Coconino Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL875c.jpg] Cyanotrichite with Brochantite from Grandview Mine, Grand Canyon, Coconino Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL875d.jpg] Cyanotrichite with Brochantite from Grandview Mine, Grand Canyon, Coconino Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL875e.jpg] Cyanotrichite with Brochantite from Grandview Mine, Grand Canyon, Coconino Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL875f.jpg]

Beautiful bright blue spherical clusters of Cyanotrichite, dark green Brochantite, and light blue/green Chalcoalumite. Good crystals on all sides of specimen. These specimens are very hard to come by now as the locality is now part of Grand Canyon National Park. This old copper mine began operation in 1892, stopped operation around 1907, and became a part of the national park system in 1940. The specimen is likely over 100 years old!


LL843 - Tourmaline on Lepidolite $ 2000 SOLD
Golconda Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 6 x 3 x 3 cm


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Tourmaline on Lepidolite from Golconda Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/LL843a.jpg] Tourmaline on Lepidolite from Golconda Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/LL843b.jpg] Tourmaline on Lepidolite from Golconda Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/LL843c.jpg] Tourmaline on Lepidolite from Golconda Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/LL843e.jpg]

A 4.5cm gem Tourmaline crystal atop purple Lepidolite. The Tourmaline is a beautiful green color, perfectly terminated, and undamaged with very slight etching in areas. There are also micro Tourmaline crystals and some Albite attached to the Lepidolite cluster (which is a complete floater with no points of attachment). A classic, stunning Brazilian matrix Tourmaline specimen.


LL860 - Andalusite var. Chiastolite $ 350 SOLD
Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA
small cabinet - 7.5 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm


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Andalusite var. Chiastolite from Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA [db_pics/pics/LL860a.jpg] Andalusite var. Chiastolite from Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA [db_pics/pics/LL860c.jpg] Andalusite var. Chiastolite from Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA [db_pics/pics/LL860d.jpg]

Long single crystal of Andalusite, cut and polished on one end to show the cross-formation known as chiastolite. Most of the time these are cut up into slices and having a complete long crystal is rare.


LL851 - Erythrite $ 1600
Bou Azzer Mine, Ouarzazate Province, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
small cabinet - 6.5 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm


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Erythrite from Bou Azzer Mine, Ouarzazate Province, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL851a.jpg] Erythrite from Bou Azzer Mine, Ouarzazate Province, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL851b.jpg] Erythrite from Bou Azzer Mine, Ouarzazate Province, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL851c.jpg] Erythrite from Bou Azzer Mine, Ouarzazate Province, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL851d.jpg]

Crystals of bright purple Erythrite with individual crystals to 3cm in size. Excellent for the species!


LL844 - Mimetite var. Campylite $ 3500
Dry Gill Mine, Caldbeck, Allerdale, Cumbria, England
small cabinet - 8.3 x 5 x 4 cm


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Mimetite var. Campylite from Dry Gill Mine, Caldbeck, Allerdale, Cumbria, England [db_pics/pics/LL844a.jpg] Mimetite var. Campylite from Dry Gill Mine, Caldbeck, Allerdale, Cumbria, England [db_pics/pics/LL844b.jpg] Mimetite var. Campylite from Dry Gill Mine, Caldbeck, Allerdale, Cumbria, England [db_pics/pics/LL844c.jpg] Mimetite var. Campylite from Dry Gill Mine, Caldbeck, Allerdale, Cumbria, England [db_pics/pics/LL844d.jpg] Mimetite var. Campylite from Dry Gill Mine, Caldbeck, Allerdale, Cumbria, England [db_pics/pics/LL844e.jpg]

Spherical clusters of yellow Mimetite var. Campylite on matrix of Quartz coated by black manganese oxides, which provide a nice contrast to the yellow Campylite. The main crystal is perfect and exceptionally large at 1.5cm wide. An old specimen from early workings at the mine. An antique, hand written label from the Paris Natural History Museum that came with the specimen shows a date of 1906.


LL878 - Selenite on Calcite casts $ 1250
Darwin Mining District, Darwin Hills, Inyo Co., California, USA
cabinet - 15 x 9 x 6.5 cm


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Selenite on Calcite casts from Darwin Mining District, Darwin Hills, Inyo Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL878a.jpg] Selenite on Calcite casts from Darwin Mining District, Darwin Hills, Inyo Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL878b.jpg] Selenite on Calcite casts from Darwin Mining District, Darwin Hills, Inyo Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL878d.jpg] Selenite on Calcite casts from Darwin Mining District, Darwin Hills, Inyo Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL878h.jpg]

Large, transparent colorless Gypsum var. Selenite crystals atop cream-colored Calcite casts. The Calcite has attached and included small crystals of a golden metallic mineral, possibly Pyrite. The largest Selenite is 6.2cm and pristine. An exceptional specimen for the locality. A very artistic and sculptural specimen.


LL687 - Cornubite $ 200 SOLD
Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Cornubite from Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL687a.jpg] Cornubite from Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL687b.jpg] Cornubite from Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL687c.jpg]

Rich coverage of deep green Cornubite lining a cavity in matrix. Small but high quality example of this rare species.


LL877 - Stephanite $ 600
Proano Mine, Fresnillo de González Echeverría, Fresnillo Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico
thumbnail - 1.6 x 1.3 x 1.3 cm


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Stephanite from Proano Mine, Fresnillo de González Echeverría, Fresnillo Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL877a.jpg] Stephanite from Proano Mine, Fresnillo de González Echeverría, Fresnillo Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL877b.jpg] Stephanite from Proano Mine, Fresnillo de González Echeverría, Fresnillo Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL877c.jpg] Stephanite from Proano Mine, Fresnillo de González Echeverría, Fresnillo Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL877d.jpg]

Exquisite cluster of silvery Stephanite crystals with attached Pyrite. There are 4 main crystals in the cluster, the largest 1cm on the diagonal. This is a floater group with no contacts, perfect and undamaged. A rare, superb Silver mineral, better than photos.


LL22 - Aquamarine with Quartz $ 1850 SOLD
California Blue Mine, Yucca Valley, Riverside Co., California, USA
miniature - 4.7 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Aquamarine with Quartz from California Blue Mine, Yucca Valley, Riverside Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL22a.jpg] Aquamarine with Quartz from California Blue Mine, Yucca Valley, Riverside Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL22b.jpg] Aquamarine with Quartz from California Blue Mine, Yucca Valley, Riverside Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL22c.jpg]

Gem quality 3.5cm Aquamarine crystal on Albite with Smokey Quartz. This locality has produced some of California's best ever Aquamarine specimens and this is a good one and a less common matrix specimen for the find. It's a pristine floater, crystallized all around (even the bottom shows Quartz crystal faces). The Aqua has etched terminations on each end and is transparent. I was told by a gem dealer familiar with this material that this one is especially good for cutting compared to most which have internal veils, and this one has approximately $1200 in cutting value alone. Clearly a major matrix Aquamarine from the state of California.

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