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LP592 - Rhodochrosite $ 600 (=~ £ 480)
Wutong Mine, Liubao, Guangxi Zhuang, China
small cabinet - 6 x 5.5 x 4.5 cm


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Rhodochrosite from Wutong Mine, Liubao, Guangxi Zhuang, China [db_pics/pics/lp592a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Wutong Mine, Liubao, Guangxi Zhuang, China [db_pics/pics/lp592b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Wutong Mine, Liubao, Guangxi Zhuang, China [db_pics/pics/lp592c.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Wutong Mine, Liubao, Guangxi Zhuang, China [db_pics/pics/lp592d.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Wutong Mine, Liubao, Guangxi Zhuang, China [db_pics/pics/lp592e.jpg]

Rhombic Rhodochrosite crystals associated with Quartz, Fluorite, and Pyrite. Individual crystals reach 1.5cm in size. Ex. Claude Yoder, Jean Lee collections. Claude's old label shows a date of October 2009.


LP594 - Libethenite $ 350 (=~ £ 280) SOLD
Mindola open pit, Rokana Mine, Kitwe, Zambia
small cabinet - 7 x 5.5 x 2.5 cm


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Libethenite from Mindola open pit, Rokana Mine, Kitwe, Zambia [db_pics/pics/lp594a.jpg] Libethenite from Mindola open pit, Rokana Mine, Kitwe, Zambia [db_pics/pics/lp594b.jpg] Libethenite from Mindola open pit, Rokana Mine, Kitwe, Zambia [db_pics/pics/lp594c.jpg] Libethenite from Mindola open pit, Rokana Mine, Kitwe, Zambia [db_pics/pics/lp594d.jpg]

Crystals of dark green Libethenite in an open vug. This locality has produced some of the world's best crystals of this uncommon copper phosphate species. There are 4 individual crystal groups within the vug - hard to see them in the photos because they are along the vug walls, but they are excellent crystals. Comes with an old Jim Watson collection label showing a date of 1979 (these were found in the 1970s and the mine closed in 1980).


LP595 - Feldspar var. Moonstone $ 280 (=~ £ 224) SOLD
Namalulu, Tanzania
cabinet - 11 x 8 x 3.5 cm


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Feldspar var. Moonstone from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/lp595a.jpg] Feldspar var. Moonstone from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/lp595b.jpg] Feldspar var. Moonstone from Namalulu, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/lp595c.jpg]

Uncommon specimen with crystals of Feldspar var. moonstone from a limited find in Tanzania. Individual crystals to 1.5cm that display a satiny blue color when turned under lighting. This 'Schiller effect' of color is seen at different angles on the different crystals and was therefore not possible to catch all the color in still photos - these are more colorful and attractive in person. Moonstone crystals are rare! Sawcut on backside.


LP596 - Variscite with Crandallite $ 225 (=~ £ 180)
Little Green Monster Mine, Fairfield, Utah Co., Utah, USA
small cabinet - 5.6 x 4.2 x 0.4 cm


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Variscite with Crandallite from Little Green Monster Mine, Fairfield, Utah Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/lp596a.jpg] Variscite with Crandallite from Little Green Monster Mine, Fairfield, Utah Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/lp596b.jpg] Variscite with Crandallite from Little Green Monster Mine, Fairfield, Utah Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/lp596c.jpg]

Polished slab of green Variscite surrounded by yellow Crandallite.


LP597 - Smithsonite, Cerussite, Duftite $ 350 (=~ £ 280)
Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2 x 2 cm


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Smithsonite, Cerussite, Duftite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/lp597a.jpg] Smithsonite, Cerussite, Duftite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/lp597b.jpg] Smithsonite, Cerussite, Duftite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/lp597c.jpg] Smithsonite, Cerussite, Duftite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/lp597d.jpg]

Green Smithsonite crystals and glassy Cerussite crystals over green Duftite from Tsumeb. Individual Smithsonite crystals reach 7mm in size. Ex. Claude Yoder, Jean Lee collections. Claude's old label shows a date of July 2011.


LP598 - Fluorite with Calcite $ 750 (=~ £ 600)
Xia Yang Mine, Yongchun Co., Quanzhou, Fujian, China
small cabinet - 6 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Fluorite with Calcite from Xia Yang Mine, Yongchun Co., Quanzhou, Fujian, China [db_pics/pics/lp598a.jpg] Fluorite with Calcite from Xia Yang Mine, Yongchun Co., Quanzhou, Fujian, China [db_pics/pics/lp598b.jpg] Fluorite with Calcite from Xia Yang Mine, Yongchun Co., Quanzhou, Fujian, China [db_pics/pics/lp598c.jpg] Fluorite with Calcite from Xia Yang Mine, Yongchun Co., Quanzhou, Fujian, China [db_pics/pics/lp598d.jpg] Fluorite with Calcite from Xia Yang Mine, Yongchun Co., Quanzhou, Fujian, China [db_pics/pics/lp598e.jpg]

Transparent purple/blue Fluorite crystals surrounded by Calcite crystals atop tiny clear Quartz crystals. These famous Fluorites are often referred to as 'Tanzanite Fluorite' due to their rich purple coloration. The main Fluorite crystal is 2cm in size and has high luster, bevelled edges, and great transparency. There is some roughness on one corner where Quartz crystals penetrate into the Fluorite which is not damage.


LP599 - Spinel $ 125 (=~ £ 100)
Mahenge, Morogoro Region, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/lp599a.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/lp599b.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/lp599c.jpg]

Large, sharp purple/red Spinel crystal in matrix. The Spinel is 2.5cm wide.


LP600 - Spinel $ 150 (=~ £ 120)
Mahenge, Morogoro Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm


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Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/lp600a.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/lp600b.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Morogoro Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/lp600c.jpg]

Cluster of sharp red Spinel crystals with a small amount of attached white Calcite matrix. The top Spinel is well formed, complete, translucent and 1.3cm wide.


LP601 - Villiaumite $ 300 (=~ £ 240) SOLD
Aris Quarries, Windhoek, Khomas Region, Namibia
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Villiaumite from Aris Quarries, Windhoek, Khomas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/lp601a.jpg] Villiaumite from Aris Quarries, Windhoek, Khomas Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/lp601b.jpg]

Transparent orange Villiaumite crystals in an open vug from the open pit phonolite quarries in Aris, Namibia. These quarries, along with the Kola peninsula in Russia, are the source of the world's best Villiaumite. This is a superb example with Villiaumite crystals to 7mm in size. The Villiaumite are transparent with a bright orange color.


LP602 - Rutile $ 500 (=~ £ 400) SOLD
Magnet Cove, Hot Spring County, Arkansas, USA
miniature - 4 x 3 x 2.6 cm


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Rutile from Magnet Cove, Hot Spring County, Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/lp602a.jpg] Rutile from Magnet Cove, Hot Spring County, Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/lp602b.jpg] Rutile from Magnet Cove, Hot Spring County, Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/lp602c.jpg] Rutile from Magnet Cove, Hot Spring County, Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/lp602d.jpg] Rutile from Magnet Cove, Hot Spring County, Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/lp602e.jpg]

Large twinned Rutile specimen from Magent Cove. This is considered a large specimen for the locality and it's in great condition.


LP603 - Phenakite $ 1500 (=~ £ 1199)
Rio Piracicaba, Carai, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2 x 1.8 x 1.1 cm


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Phenakite from Rio Piracicaba, Carai, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/lp603a.jpg] Phenakite from Rio Piracicaba, Carai, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/lp603b.jpg] Phenakite from Rio Piracicaba, Carai, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/lp603c.jpg]

Fine quality single crystal of Phenakite from old finds in Brazil. Complete gemmy crystal with lustrous glassy faces. Well crystallized on the front, edges, and most of the back side. Ex. Bill and Ann Cook collection.


MK928 - Azurite on Malachite $ 220 (=~ £ 176)
Milpillas Mine, Cananea District, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 3 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


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Azurite on Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cananea District, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk928a.jpg] Azurite on Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cananea District, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk928b.jpg] Azurite on Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cananea District, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk928c.jpg] Azurite on Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cananea District, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk928d.jpg] Azurite on Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cananea District, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk928e.jpg]

Sharp blue crystals of Azurite atop velvety Malachite. The crystals are complete and undamaged and reach 1.8cm in size. Milpillas Azurite specimens with the Azurite on velvety Malachite such as this are among my favorite.


LP481 - Cerussite $ 150 (=~ £ 120)
Mibladen, Morocco
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 4 cm


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Cerussite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/lp481a.jpg] Cerussite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/lp481b.jpg] Cerussite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/lp481c.jpg]

Large glassy crystals of Cerussite associated with pink Barite and Galena. These are good sized Cerussite crystals for the locality.


LP463 - Cuprian Smithsonite $ 450 (=~ £ 360)
79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
cabinet - 10.5 x 8.5 x 5 cm


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Cuprian Smithsonite from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/lp463a.jpg] Cuprian Smithsonite from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/lp463b.jpg] Cuprian Smithsonite from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/lp463c.jpg] Cuprian Smithsonite from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/lp463d.jpg]

Good coverage of deep green Cuprian Smithsonite from the 79 Mine. Layers of satiny, translucent green Smithsonite cover the front and much of the back side of specimen.

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