Selected Specimens

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CT828 - Metatorbernite $ 60 (=~ AUS$ 79)
Los Azules mine, Quebrada San Miguel, Copiapó Province, Atacama, Chile
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Metatorbernite from Los Azules mine, Quebrada San Miguel, Copiapó Province, Atacama, Chile [db_pics/pics/CT828a.jpg] Metatorbernite from Los Azules mine, Quebrada San Miguel, Copiapó Province, Atacama, Chile [db_pics/pics/CT828b.jpg] Metatorbernite from Los Azules mine, Quebrada San Miguel, Copiapó Province, Atacama, Chile [db_pics/pics/CT828c.jpg]

Green Metatorbernite crystals that contrast well against a dark matrix. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


LL116 - Smithsonite $ 600 (=~ AUS$ 792)
Laurium, Greece
miniature - 5 x 4.2 x 3 cm


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Smithsonite from Laurium, Greece [db_pics/pics/LL116a.jpg] Smithsonite from Laurium, Greece [db_pics/pics/LL116b.jpg] Smithsonite from Laurium, Greece [db_pics/pics/LL116d.jpg]

Blue botryoidal Smithsonite in multiple vugs. Old specimes that comes with a few old labels including a Jean Behier label that notes that he acquired it from the Letellier collection.


LL117 - Acanthite $ 500 (=~ AUS$ 660)
Hongda Mine, Xiaoqinggou Ag-Mn deposit, Lingqiu County, Datong, Shanxi, China
miniature - 3.7 x 2.9 x 1.1 cm


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Acanthite from Hongda Mine, Xiaoqinggou Ag-Mn deposit, Lingqiu County, Datong, Shanxi, China [db_pics/pics/LL117a.jpg] Acanthite from Hongda Mine, Xiaoqinggou Ag-Mn deposit, Lingqiu County, Datong, Shanxi, China [db_pics/pics/LL117b.jpg] Acanthite from Hongda Mine, Xiaoqinggou Ag-Mn deposit, Lingqiu County, Datong, Shanxi, China [db_pics/pics/LL117c.jpg] Acanthite from Hongda Mine, Xiaoqinggou Ag-Mn deposit, Lingqiu County, Datong, Shanxi, China [db_pics/pics/LL117d.jpg] Acanthite from Hongda Mine, Xiaoqinggou Ag-Mn deposit, Lingqiu County, Datong, Shanxi, China [db_pics/pics/LL117e.jpg] Acanthite from Hongda Mine, Xiaoqinggou Ag-Mn deposit, Lingqiu County, Datong, Shanxi, China [db_pics/pics/LL117f.jpg]

Steel gray Acanthite crystal showing good crystal structure on both sides.


LL138 - Wulfenite $ 900 (=~ AUS$ 1188)
Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 6 x 6 cm


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Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL138a.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL138c.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL138d.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL138e.jpg]

Beautiful glassy orange/red Wulfenite crystals well exposed and filling seams in the matrix. Loaded with crystals, this is a very showing display specimen. There are some damaged crystals, but many more perfect ones.


LL143 - Dioptase $ 350 (=~ AUS$ 462)
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 (=~ AUS$ 330)
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 (=~ AUS$ 858)
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 (=~ AUS$ 990)
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 (=~ AUS$ 1980)
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 (=~ AUS$ 1980)
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 (=~ AUS$ 297)
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 (=~ AUS$ 343)
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 (=~ AUS$ 594)
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 (=~ AUS$ 198)
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 (=~ AUS$ 99)
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.
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25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36
37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
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

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