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LV351 - Tennantite on Quartz $ 350
Conception del Oro, Zacatecas, Mexico
cabinet - 10 x 8.5 x 2.5 cm


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Tennantite on Quartz from Conception del Oro, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LV351a.jpg] Tennantite on Quartz from Conception del Oro, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LV351b.jpg]

Old Mexican classic of lustrous metallic Tennantite crystals on Quartz crystals from Zacatecas, Mexico. Well crystallized on both sides with more isolated crystals on the front.


LV138 - Getchellite with Orpiment $ 80
Getchell Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 2 cm


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Getchellite with Orpiment from Getchell Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LV138a.jpg] Getchellite with Orpiment from Getchell Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LV138b.jpg] Getchellite with Orpiment from Getchell Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LV138c.jpg] Getchellite with Orpiment from Getchell Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LV138d.jpg]

Bright red, platy Getchellite crystals in yellow Orpiment from the Getchell Mine in Nevada. Getchellite is a rare arsenic and antimony sulfide mineral and the Getchell Mine is the Type locality for the species.


LV359 - Sylvanite with Tellurium $ 200
Emperor Mine, Tavua Gold Field, Viti Levu, Fiji
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 1 cm


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Sylvanite with Tellurium from Emperor Mine, Tavua Gold Field, Viti Levu, Fiji [db_pics/pics/LV359a.jpg] Sylvanite with Tellurium from Emperor Mine, Tavua Gold Field, Viti Levu, Fiji [db_pics/pics/LV359b.jpg] Sylvanite with Tellurium from Emperor Mine, Tavua Gold Field, Viti Levu, Fiji [db_pics/pics/LV359c.jpg]

Specimen with both Sylvanite and Tellurium from Fiji. This gold mine has geology that is similar to that of Cripple Creek has produced exceptional specimens of various gold tellurides over the years.


LV362 - Brochantite $ 300
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.8 x 1.8 x 1 cm


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Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/lv362a.jpg] Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/lv362b.jpg] Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/lv362c.jpg] Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/lv362d.jpg]

Thick, deep forest green Brochantite crystals with high luster. These are thick, robust crystals from a 2014 find and are much different in style than earlier finds from the mine which were usually more fragile, hair-like crystals.


MK451 - Tourmaline with Lepidolite $ 275
Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3 cm


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Tourmaline with Lepidolite from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/mk451a.jpg] Tourmaline with Lepidolite from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/mk451b.jpg] Tourmaline with Lepidolite from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/mk451c.jpg] Tourmaline with Lepidolite from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/mk451d.jpg]

Tourmaline and Lepidolite crystals on Feldspar from Stak Nala. The Tourmaline crystals reach 3.3cm in length, are well terminated, and grade from dark green at the base up to medium green with thin colorless zones at the terminations.


LV356 - Carrollite $ 240
Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 3 cm


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Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/LV356a.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/LV356b.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/LV356c.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/LV356d.jpg]

Bright mirror lustrous Carrollite crystals in a vug in white Calcite. The crystals reach 1cm in size and are undamaged with top luster.


LV311 - Vanadinite $ 180
Apache Mine, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
cabinet - 10 x 6 x 5 cm


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Vanadinite from Apache Mine, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LV311a.jpg] Vanadinite from Apache Mine, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LV311b.jpg] Vanadinite from Apache Mine, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LV311c.jpg] Vanadinite from Apache Mine, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LV311d.jpg]

Classic Apache Mine Vanadinite specimen with bright red crystals, some coated by white Calcite. This is a floater with crystals on all sides. The largest crystals reach 3.5mm in size. Comes with an old Kristalle label indicating it was formerly in the George White collection.


MK452 - Andradite $ 500
Gray Throne Prospect, Graham Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 8.5 x 6 x 4 cm


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Andradite from Gray Throne Prospect, Graham Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/mk452a.jpg] Andradite from Gray Throne Prospect, Graham Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/mk452b.jpg] Andradite from Gray Throne Prospect, Graham Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/mk452c.jpg]

Highly lustrous large crystals of Andradite from the lesser known Arizona locality located relatively close to the more well known Stanley Butte locality. The specimen is solid Andradite with greenish golden crystals to 2cm in size on the front face. Fine quality rare specimen that is excellent for the locality.


MK453 - Variscite with Crandallite $ 400 SOLD
Little Green Monster Mine, Fairfield, Utah, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 7.5 x 1.3 cm


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Variscite with Crandallite from Little Green Monster Mine, Fairfield, Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/mk453a.jpg] Variscite with Crandallite from Little Green Monster Mine, Fairfield, Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/mk453b.jpg] Variscite with Crandallite from Little Green Monster Mine, Fairfield, Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/mk453c.jpg]

Thick slad of Variscite and Crandallite from Utah. Each side shows four areas of green Variscite surrounded by yellow Crandallite. Polished on both sides.


MK454 - Cuprite var. Chalcotrichite $ 450
Clifton District, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA
cabinet - 12 x 8 x 7 cm


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Cuprite var. Chalcotrichite from Clifton District, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/mk454a.jpg] Cuprite var. Chalcotrichite from Clifton District, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/mk454b.jpg] Cuprite var. Chalcotrichite from Clifton District, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/mk454c.jpg] Cuprite var. Chalcotrichite from Clifton District, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/mk454d.jpg]

Large, sparkly specimen covered by red Cuprite from the Clifton District in Arizona. The Cuprite forms needle-like crystals in thick massess all over specimen. Comes with an old Robert Hess collection label that indicates it was first purchased in 1948 for $60 (a significant sum for the time).


LV389 - Vanadinite on Calcite $ 300
Apex mine, San Carlos, Chihuahua, Mexico
cabinet - 9.5 x 9 x 6.5 cm


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Vanadinite on Calcite from Apex mine, San Carlos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LV389a.jpg] Vanadinite on Calcite from Apex mine, San Carlos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LV389b.jpg] Vanadinite on Calcite from Apex mine, San Carlos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LV389c.jpg] Vanadinite on Calcite from Apex mine, San Carlos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LV389d.jpg]

Thick layer of intergrown Calcite crystals with Vanadinite from the Apex Mine. The Vanadinite form barrel-spahed hexagonal crystals to 1.3cm in size and occur on and within the Calcite.


LV397 - ManganoCalcite $ 180
Xianghualing Mine, Linwu Co., Hunan, China
large cabinet - 17.5 x 12 x 7.5 cm


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ManganoCalcite from Xianghualing Mine, Linwu Co., Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/LV397a.jpg] ManganoCalcite from Xianghualing Mine, Linwu Co., Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/LV397b.jpg] ManganoCalcite from Xianghualing Mine, Linwu Co., Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/LV397c.jpg] ManganoCalcite from Xianghualing Mine, Linwu Co., Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/LV397d.jpg]

Large and colorful specimen of stacked, disc-shaped ManganoCalcite crystals. The specimen is solid, translucent Calcite with a nice pink coloration


LV382 - Pyromorphite $ 275
Beim Stollen Mine, Grafenwohr, Neustadt an der Waldnaab District, Upper Palatinate, Bavaria, Germany
small cabinet - 8.5 x 6 x 3.5 cm


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Pyromorphite from Beim Stollen Mine, Grafenwohr, Neustadt an der Waldnaab District, Upper Palatinate, Bavaria, Germany [db_pics/pics/LV382a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Beim Stollen Mine, Grafenwohr, Neustadt an der Waldnaab District, Upper Palatinate, Bavaria, Germany [db_pics/pics/LV382b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Beim Stollen Mine, Grafenwohr, Neustadt an der Waldnaab District, Upper Palatinate, Bavaria, Germany [db_pics/pics/LV382c.jpg]

Vibrant, bright lime-green Pyromorphite crystals covering the front face of specimen from a hard-to-find German locality. The locaity is an old lead mine that was abandoned in 1954. The sandstone matrix is characteristic for this now defunct locality (currently the site of a military base).


MK450 - Barite on Quartz $ 500
Jinkouhe District, Leshan, Sichuan, China
cabinet - 13.5 x 10.5 x 7.5 cm


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Barite on Quartz from Jinkouhe District, Leshan, Sichuan, China [db_pics/pics/mk450a.jpg] Barite on Quartz from Jinkouhe District, Leshan, Sichuan, China [db_pics/pics/mk450b.jpg] Barite on Quartz from Jinkouhe District, Leshan, Sichuan, China [db_pics/pics/mk450c.jpg] Barite on Quartz from Jinkouhe District, Leshan, Sichuan, China [db_pics/pics/mk450d.jpg]

Stunning large single Barite crystal atop Quartz crystals from China. This highly sculptural specimen features an impressive 10.5cm wide single Barite crystal atop a flat plate of Quartz crystals with elongated Quartz crystals projecting out both sides of the plate. Both sides of the barite crystal are pictured.


LV399 - Calcite $ 250
Juanita Mine, Magdalena Mining District, Socorro County, New Mexico, USA
cabinet - 13 x 11.5 x 9 cm


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Calcite from Juanita Mine, Magdalena Mining District, Socorro County, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/LV399a.jpg] Calcite from Juanita Mine, Magdalena Mining District, Socorro County, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/LV399b.jpg] Calcite from Juanita Mine, Magdalena Mining District, Socorro County, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/LV399c.jpg] Calcite from Juanita Mine, Magdalena Mining District, Socorro County, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/LV399d.jpg]

Coral-like mound of white Calcite crystals from the Juanita Mine in New Mexico. The Juanita Mine was an old lead and zinc mine that closed in 1937 and was the oldest claim in the Kelly region. The Calcite is fluorescent (greenish yellow).

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