Selected Specimens

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LP609 - Fluorite, Arsenopyrite with Quartz $ 500
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 9 x 8.5 x 5 cm


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Fluorite, Arsenopyrite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp609a.jpg] Fluorite, Arsenopyrite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp609b.jpg] Fluorite, Arsenopyrite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp609c.jpg] Fluorite, Arsenopyrite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp609d.jpg]

Transparent blue Fluorite cubes and Aresenopyrte crystals grown among glassy clear Quartz crystals. This is an older piece (about 20 years) reecently acquired out of a collection and has a distinct and different appearance that more recent specimens from this mine. There are also a few small Ferberite crystals present.


LP610 - Tennantite after Azurite $ 750
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 7 x 5 x 3 cm


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Tennantite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/lp610a.jpg] Tennantite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/lp610b.jpg] Tennantite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/lp610c.jpg] Tennantite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/lp610d.jpg]

Crystal cluster of Tennanite after Azurite from Tsumeb. Elongated, primatic crystals of former Azurite that have been pseudomorphed to Tennantite. An undamaged cluster with individual crystals to 7cm in length. This piece was mined from the first oxidation zone of Tsumeb. This type of pseudomorph only occurred at Tsumeb, and then only rarely.


LP612 - Azurite $ 450
Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5.5 x 3.5 cm


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Azurite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/lp612a.jpg] Azurite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/lp612b.jpg] Azurite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/lp612c.jpg] Azurite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/lp612d.jpg]

Rosette formations of Azurite from Bisbee. The main cluster on top is 4cm wide and well crystallized, with additional smaller clusters along the sides.


LP613 - Axinite on Quartz $ 280
Puiva Mine #32, Polar Ural Mtns., Tyumen Oblast, Russia
miniature - 4 x 3.8 x 3 cm


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Axinite on Quartz from Puiva Mine #32, Polar Ural Mtns., Tyumen Oblast, Russia [db_pics/pics/lp613a.jpg] Axinite on Quartz from Puiva Mine #32, Polar Ural Mtns., Tyumen Oblast, Russia [db_pics/pics/lp613b.jpg] Axinite on Quartz from Puiva Mine #32, Polar Ural Mtns., Tyumen Oblast, Russia [db_pics/pics/lp613c.jpg]

Fine miniature composed of a sharp, transparent purple crystal of Axinite atop transparent smokey Quartz crystals. The Axinite is 2.5cm wide, transparent, and perfect on both sides. Comes with an old Frazier's Minerals label.


LP527 - Wulfenite with Mimetite $ 350
Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
cabinet - 12 x 9 x 5 cm


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Wulfenite with Mimetite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/lp527a.jpg] Wulfenite with Mimetite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/lp527b.jpg] Wulfenite with Mimetite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/lp527c.jpg] Wulfenite with Mimetite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/lp527d.jpg]

Limonite matrix with a large, flat display face covered by greenish yellow Mimetite and orange Wulfenite crystals. The Mimetite form small rounded clusters and the Wulfenite are well dispersed and separated across the speciemn. The wulfenite and translucent to transparent. Large, colorful specimen.


LP537 - Fluorite $ 125
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
miniature - 4.7 x 3.8 x 2.2 cm


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Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp537a.jpg] Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp537b.jpg] Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp537c.jpg] Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp537d.jpg] Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp537e.jpg]

Glassy and gemmy cluster of transparent purple and light blue Fluorite crystals. The Fluorite are stepped cubic crystals and water clear.


LP550 - Enargite on Quartz $ 125
Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm


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Enargite on Quartz from Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/lp550a.jpg] Enargite on Quartz from Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/lp550b.jpg] Enargite on Quartz from Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/lp550c.jpg] Enargite on Quartz from Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/lp550d.jpg]

Black crystals of Enargite and tiny clear Quartz crystals on the front, top, and back of this historic specimen from one the western USA's last mining boomtowns. Not common elsewhere, Enargite was one of the major ores of Copper at Butte.


LP547 - Mimetite $ 150
Pingtouling Mine, Liannan Co., Qingyuan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China
miniature - 4 x 2.7 x 2.5 cm


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Mimetite from Pingtouling Mine, Liannan Co., Qingyuan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/lp547a.jpg] Mimetite from Pingtouling Mine, Liannan Co., Qingyuan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/lp547b.jpg] Mimetite from Pingtouling Mine, Liannan Co., Qingyuan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/lp547c.jpg] Mimetite from Pingtouling Mine, Liannan Co., Qingyuan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/lp547d.jpg] Mimetite from Pingtouling Mine, Liannan Co., Qingyuan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/lp547e.jpg]

High quality, lustrous crystals of Mimetite on matrix. Undamaged crystals with a rich golden color to 4mm in size.


LP576 - Pyromorphite $ 250
Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China
miniature - 3.2 x 3.2 x 2.8 cm


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Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/lp576a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/lp576b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/lp576c.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/lp576d.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/lp576e.jpg]

Bright, almost neon green crystals of Pyropmorphite on a small amount of Quartz matrix. Colorful specimen with a good mixture of large and small crystals.


LP563 - Arsenopyrite $ 125
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


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Arsenopyrite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp563a.jpg] Arsenopyrite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp563b.jpg] Arsenopyrite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp563c.jpg] Arsenopyrite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp563d.jpg] Arsenopyrite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp563e.jpg]

Cluster of intergrown, doubly-terminated Aresonopyrite crystals. Silvery metallic and well crystallized all around. I found one point of contact on the tip of a smaller crystal, otherwise it's perfectly crystallized and undamaged all around.


LP529 - Stannite on Quartz $ 400
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 7 x 7 x 5.5


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Stannite on Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp529a.jpg] Stannite on Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp529b.jpg] Stannite on Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp529d.jpg] Stannite on Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp529e.jpg]

Clusters of irridescent blue Stannite crystals on a large group of transparent Quartz crystals. The main Stannite cluster is 3.3cm wide. Associated minerals include Muscovite and Arsenopyrite.


LP570 - Fluorite, Chalcopyrite on Quartz $ 275
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 6 x 4.5 x 3


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Fluorite, Chalcopyrite on Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp570a.jpg] Fluorite, Chalcopyrite on Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp570b.jpg] Fluorite, Chalcopyrite on Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp570c.jpg] Fluorite, Chalcopyrite on Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp570d.jpg] Fluorite, Chalcopyrite on Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp570e.jpg]

A row of upright, transparent Quartz crystals is coated on the front by white Dolomite crystals, brassy golden metallic Challcopyrite crystals, and transparent purple cubes of Fluorite. Fine and classic Yaogangxian combination specimen.


LP573 - Cylindrite $ 275
Santa Cruz Mine,Poopo, Oruro Dept., Bolivia
small cabinet - 7 x 5.5 x 4


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Cylindrite from Santa Cruz Mine,Poopo, Oruro Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/lp573a.jpg] Cylindrite from Santa Cruz Mine,Poopo, Oruro Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/lp573b.jpg] Cylindrite from Santa Cruz Mine,Poopo, Oruro Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/lp573c.jpg] Cylindrite from Santa Cruz Mine,Poopo, Oruro Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/lp573d.jpg]

Exceptionally rich Cylindrite specimen loaded with spray formations of Cylindrite crystals.


LP716 - Chrysoberyl $ 350
Lac Alaotra, Ambatondrazaka, Madagascar
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.4 x 1.2 cm


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Chrysoberyl from Lac Alaotra, Ambatondrazaka, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/lp716a.jpg] Chrysoberyl from Lac Alaotra, Ambatondrazaka, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/lp716b.jpg] Chrysoberyl from Lac Alaotra, Ambatondrazaka, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/lp716c.jpg] Chrysoberyl from Lac Alaotra, Ambatondrazaka, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/lp716d.jpg]

Bright greenish yellow Chrysoberyl crystal from Madagascar. Thick and barrel-shaped with sixling twinning visible on the ends.


LP717 - Chrysoberyl $ 220
Lac Alaotra, Ambatondrazaka, Madagascar
thumbnail - 0.9 x 0.7 x 0.7 cm


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Chrysoberyl from Lac Alaotra, Ambatondrazaka, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/lp717a.jpg] Chrysoberyl from Lac Alaotra, Ambatondrazaka, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/lp717b.jpg] Chrysoberyl from Lac Alaotra, Ambatondrazaka, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/lp717c.jpg] Chrysoberyl from Lac Alaotra, Ambatondrazaka, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/lp717d.jpg]

Bright greenish yellow Chrysoberyl crystal from Madagascar. Thick and barrel-shaped with sixling twinning visible on the ends. A floater, well crystallized all around.
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49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60
61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72
73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84
85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96
97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108
109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120
121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132
133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144
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