Selected Specimens

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LL143 - Dioptase $ 350
Ray Mine, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
miniature - 4.8 x 3.8 x 2 cm


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Dioptase from Ray Mine, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL143a.jpg] Dioptase from Ray Mine, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL143b.jpg] Dioptase from Ray Mine, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL143c.jpg]

Drusy crystals of Dioptase with Chrysocolla on matrix. Excellent quality for the locality and the USA in general.


LL140 - Franklinite $ 250
Sterling Hill Mine, Franklin, New Jersey, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Franklinite from Sterling Hill Mine, Franklin, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/LL140a.jpg] Franklinite from Sterling Hill Mine, Franklin, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/LL140b.jpg] Franklinite from Sterling Hill Mine, Franklin, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/LL140c.jpg] Franklinite from Sterling Hill Mine, Franklin, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/LL140d.jpg] Franklinite from Sterling Hill Mine, Franklin, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/LL140e.jpg]

Octahedral crystals of Franklinite to 1.7cm on matrix. There are four good complete crystals exposed, with other partial crystals embedded in the matrix.


LL139 - Crocoite $ 650
Berezovsk, Ural Mtns., Russia
miniature - 4 x 3 x 3 cm


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Crocoite from Berezovsk, Ural Mtns., Russia [db_pics/pics/LL139a.jpg] Crocoite from Berezovsk, Ural Mtns., Russia [db_pics/pics/LL139b.jpg] Crocoite from Berezovsk, Ural Mtns., Russia [db_pics/pics/LL139c.jpg]

Orange/red Crocoite crystals to 1cm in size on multiple sides of the specimen. Bereszovsk is the type locality for Crocoite and was first described from this mine way back in 1766. Uncommon specimen potentially hundreds of years old.


LL132 - Pyromorphite $ 750
Wheatley Mine, Phoenixville, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA
small cabinet - 9 x 6.5 x 2 cm


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Pyromorphite from Wheatley Mine, Phoenixville, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA [db_pics/pics/LL132a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Wheatley Mine, Phoenixville, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA [db_pics/pics/LL132b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Wheatley Mine, Phoenixville, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA [db_pics/pics/LL132c.jpg] Pyromorphite from Wheatley Mine, Phoenixville, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA [db_pics/pics/LL132e.jpg]

Thin matrix covered on the front side by green Pyromorphite. A USA classic from a historic old Lead and Silver mine. In excellent condition, espcially considering this piece could date back to the 1800s. Comes with two old labels.


LL80 - Rhodonite $ 1500
Franklin, New Jersey, USA
cabinet - 12 x 9 x 8 cm


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Rhodonite from Franklin, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/LL80a.jpg] Rhodonite from Franklin, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/LL80b.jpg] Rhodonite from Franklin, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/LL80c.jpg] Rhodonite from Franklin, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/LL80d.jpg]

Large cluster of Rhodonite crystals with attached small crystals of Franklinite and an area of Willemite. Good color and large sized specimen with crystals all over, a superb specimen of a size and quality that you rarely see for sale.  A very rare, large sized specimen from this classic USA locality recently released from an old collection.  


LL149 - Franklinite with Zincite $ 1500
Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, Franklin Mining District, New Jersey, USA
cabinet - 10.5 x 9 x 5 cm


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Franklinite with Zincite from Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, Franklin Mining District, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/LL149a.jpg] Franklinite with Zincite from Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, Franklin Mining District, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/LL149b.jpg] Franklinite with Zincite from Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, Franklin Mining District, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/LL149d.jpg] Franklinite with Zincite from Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, Franklin Mining District, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/LL149f.jpg] Franklinite with Zincite from Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, Franklin Mining District, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/LL149h.jpg]

Large and showy cluster of Franklinite crystals that contrast against the red Zincite. It's an old specimen and there are some incomplete or damaged crystals. Sawcut on back. Comes with an old Willis' Earth Treasures label.


LL147 - Malachite after Azurite $ 225
Touissit, Oujda, Morocco
small cabinet - 5.3 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Malachite after Azurite from Touissit, Oujda, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL147a.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Touissit, Oujda, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL147b.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Touissit, Oujda, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL147c.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Touissit, Oujda, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL147d.jpg]

Two connected crystals of Malachite after Azurite pseudomorphs. Rich green with a velvety surface luster. Comes with an old Al McGuinness label.


LL122 - Hemimorphite $ 260
Wenshan, Yunnan Prov., China
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 3 cm


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Hemimorphite from Wenshan, Yunnan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LL122a.jpg] Hemimorphite from Wenshan, Yunnan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LL122b.jpg] Hemimorphite from Wenshan, Yunnan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LL122c.jpg] Hemimorphite from Wenshan, Yunnan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LL122d.jpg]

Bright blue, botryoidal Hemimorphite. Rich, translucent blue layer over matrix. From 1990s finds at a zinc mine in China.


LL115 - Fluorite on Sphalerite $ 450
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA
small cabinet - 8.5 x 5.5 x 5.5 cm


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Fluorite on Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/LL115b.jpg] Fluorite on Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/LL115c.jpg] Fluorite on Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/LL115d.jpg] Fluorite on Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/LL115e.jpg]

Translucent purple Fluorite crystal atop crystals of deep red Sphalerite. The Fluorite is 5cm (on the diagonal), complete all around and undamaged.


LL118 - Hydrocerussite $ 150
Mendip, Somerset, England, United Kingdom
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 1.1 cm


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Hydrocerussite from Mendip, Somerset, England, United Kingdom [db_pics/pics/LL118a.jpg] Hydrocerussite from Mendip, Somerset, England, United Kingdom [db_pics/pics/LL118b.jpg] Hydrocerussite from Mendip, Somerset, England, United Kingdom [db_pics/pics/LL118c.jpg]

Platy group of Hydrocerussite. Old specimen from an English quarry and comes mounted on a glass stand. Comes with an old R. F. D. Parkinson & Co. Ltd. (Somerset, England) label.


CT729 - Quartz after Selenite $ 75
Crawford, Sioux Co. Nebraska, USA
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Quartz after Selenite from Crawford, Sioux Co. Nebraska, USA [db_pics/pics/CT729a.jpg] Quartz after Selenite from Crawford, Sioux Co. Nebraska, USA [db_pics/pics/CT729b.jpg] Quartz after Selenite from Crawford, Sioux Co. Nebraska, USA [db_pics/pics/CT729c.jpg] Quartz after Selenite from Crawford, Sioux Co. Nebraska, USA [db_pics/pics/CT729d.jpg]

Unusual psuedomorph of Quartz that has replaced a floater cluster of Gypsum var. Selenite.


LL129 - Smithsonite after Dolomite $ 500
Rush, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 5 x 4.5 cm


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Smithsonite after Dolomite from Rush, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/LL129a.jpg] Smithsonite after Dolomite from Rush, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/LL129b.jpg] Smithsonite after Dolomite from Rush, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/LL129d.jpg]

Bright yellow crystals of Smithsonite that have replaced Dolomite crystals. Great coverage of crystals that wrap around both sides. Comes with an old Kristalle label and another from the Mitchell Gunnell collection indicating that Gunnell acquired it in 1961 from M.J. Zimmerman.


CT900 - Witherite $ 350
Cumberland, England
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4.7 x 2.8 cm


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Witherite from Cumberland, England [db_pics/pics/CT900a.jpg] Witherite from Cumberland, England [db_pics/pics/CT900b.jpg] Witherite from Cumberland, England [db_pics/pics/CT900c.jpg] Witherite from Cumberland, England [db_pics/pics/CT900d.jpg]

Well crystallized cluster of solid Witherite. Undamaged, historic, fine quality specimen.


CT907 - Quartz var. Chalcedony Rose $ 120
Sierra Madre Mtns., Chihuahua, Mexico
small cabinet - 7 x 5 x 5 cm


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Quartz var. Chalcedony Rose from Sierra Madre Mtns., Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT907a.jpg] Quartz var. Chalcedony Rose from Sierra Madre Mtns., Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT907d.jpg] Quartz var. Chalcedony Rose from Sierra Madre Mtns., Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT907e.jpg] Quartz var. Chalcedony Rose from Sierra Madre Mtns., Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT907c.jpg]

Translucent, slightly pinkish Chalcedony forming a spherical, cup-shaped formation. Complete all around and undamaged, it could hold water. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection, acquired from Peter Megaw in 2007.


CT903 - Andradite var. Topazolite $ 200
Yellow Cat Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 5.5 x 2.3 cm


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Andradite var. Topazolite from Yellow Cat Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT903a.jpg] Andradite var. Topazolite from Yellow Cat Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT903b.jpg] Andradite var. Topazolite from Yellow Cat Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT903c.jpg]

Highly lustrous golden Topazolite crystals to 9mm on matrix. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection and comes with his old label showing a price of $200.

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