Selected Specimens

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LP856 - Calcite, Dioptase, Duftite $ 250 (=~ € 228)
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 6 x 4.5 x 2.5


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Calcite, Dioptase, Duftite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/lp856a.jpg] Calcite, Dioptase, Duftite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/lp856b.jpg] Calcite, Dioptase, Duftite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/lp856c.jpg]

Colorful Tsumeb combination piece with Dioptase crystals, pistacio green Duftite, darker green Malachite and two styles of Calcite crystals - tiny pearly white Calcite and larger transparent Calcite crystals.


LP863 - Tourmaline $ 12500 (=~ € 11420)
Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 8 x 2.7 x 2.5 cm


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Tourmaline from Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/lp863a.jpg] Tourmaline from Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/lp863b.jpg] Tourmaline from Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/lp863c.jpg] Tourmaline from Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/lp863d.jpg] Tourmaline from Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/lp863e.jpg] Tourmaline from Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/lp863.mp4]

Large single crystal of color-zoned Tourmaline from recent finds in Brazil. Richly colored crystal that 3 color zones - maroon red at the base, a highly transparent light orangish red center, and a vivid cranberry red at the termination. There is some chipping on the termination and it's priced accordingly. Weighs 112.33 grams.


LP864 - Tourmaline $ 7800 (=~ € 7126)
Rubaya, North Kivu, Dem. Rep. of Congo
small cabinet - 8.1 x 2.2 x 1.7 cm


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Tourmaline from Rubaya, North Kivu, Dem. Rep. of Congo [db_pics/pics/lp864a.jpg] Tourmaline from Rubaya, North Kivu, Dem. Rep. of Congo [db_pics/pics/lp864b.jpg] Tourmaline from Rubaya, North Kivu, Dem. Rep. of Congo [db_pics/pics/lp864c.jpg] Tourmaline from Rubaya, North Kivu, Dem. Rep. of Congo [db_pics/pics/lp864d.jpg] Tourmaline from Rubaya, North Kivu, Dem. Rep. of Congo [db_pics/pics/lp864.mp4]

Glassy pink and green Tourmaline crystal from recent finds in the Congo. The Tourmaline is a glassy pink with a bright green termination. Good transparency and in excellent condition, even the base has been rehealed. This is a crystal from early production at the locality that I obtained in a trade. It weighs 52.04 grams. Good, larger sized Congo Tourmaline typically sells for about $300/gram, but because it is an older piece obtained in a trade I'm able to sell it here at about $150/gram.


LP772 - Galkhaite $ 300 (=~ € 274)
Getchell Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada, USA
cabinet - 10.5 x 7 x 4 cm


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Galkhaite from Getchell Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/lp772a.jpg] Galkhaite from Getchell Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/lp772b.jpg] Galkhaite from Getchell Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/lp772c.jpg]

Bright red Galkhaite crystals on Quartz coated matrix. The crystal reach 1.5mm in size and there are dozens of them dispersed across the surface of the drusy Quartz. Galkhaite is a very rare cesium, thallium, mercury sulfide.


LP700 - Cylindrite $ 220 (=~ € 201)
Santa Cruz Mine,Poopo, Oruro Dept., Bolivia
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 5 cm


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Cylindrite from Santa Cruz Mine,Poopo, Oruro Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/lp700a.jpg] Cylindrite from Santa Cruz Mine,Poopo, Oruro Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/lp700b.jpg] Cylindrite from Santa Cruz Mine,Poopo, Oruro Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/lp700c.jpg] Cylindrite from Santa Cruz Mine,Poopo, Oruro Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/lp700d.jpg] Cylindrite from Santa Cruz Mine,Poopo, Oruro Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/lp700e.jpg] Cylindrite from Santa Cruz Mine,Poopo, Oruro Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/lp700f.jpg]

Cylindrite specimen composed of silvery metallic Cylindrite crystals in matrix. It's loaded with crystals, with Cylindrite visible on all sides. Cylindrite is the only macro-sized crystals of a cylindrical habit in the mineral world. Cylindrite is a sulfosalt mineral containing tin, lead, antimony and iron.


LP645 - Silver with Sphalerite, Quartz $ 275 (=~ € 251)
Veta Hundmiento, Porco, Agua de Castilla, Potosí, Bolivia
small cabinet - 6 x 4 x 2.5 cm


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Silver with Sphalerite, Quartz from Veta Hundmiento, Porco, Agua de Castilla, Potosí, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/lp645a.jpg] Silver with Sphalerite, Quartz from Veta Hundmiento, Porco, Agua de Castilla, Potosí, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/lp645b.jpg] Silver with Sphalerite, Quartz from Veta Hundmiento, Porco, Agua de Castilla, Potosí, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/lp645c.jpg] Silver with Sphalerite, Quartz from Veta Hundmiento, Porco, Agua de Castilla, Potosí, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/lp645d.jpg]

Rich Silver specimen from Bolivia. Porco is the oldest important Silver mine in Bolivia. Dense hackly masses of Silver protrude from all sides of the specimen. Purchased by the previous collector in 2008.


LP638 - Pyrargyrite $ 200 (=~ € 183)
Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm


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Pyrargyrite from Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/lp638a.jpg] Pyrargyrite from Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/lp638b.jpg] Pyrargyrite from Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/lp638c.jpg]

Cluster of intergrown Pyrargyrite crystals. These are sometimes refered to as 'ruby silver' due to the silver content of the mineral and the deep red coloration. Some areas show transparency when backlit.


LP634 - Fluorite on Pyrite $ 250 (=~ € 228)
Shangbao Mine, Hunan, China
cabinet - 10.5 x 8 x 5.5 cm


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Fluorite on Pyrite from Shangbao Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp634a.jpg] Fluorite on Pyrite from Shangbao Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp634b.jpg] Fluorite on Pyrite from Shangbao Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp634c.jpg] Fluorite on Pyrite from Shangbao Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp634d.jpg] Fluorite on Pyrite from Shangbao Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp634e.jpg] Fluorite on Pyrite from Shangbao Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp634f.jpg]

Areas of purple Fluorite coating large, metallic cubic crystals of Pyrite. Large and showy display specimen with individual crytals to 2.5cm on the diagonal. 


LP686 - Diopside $ 80 (=~ € 73)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1.7 x 1.2 cm


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Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/lp686a.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/lp686b.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/lp686c.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/lp686d.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/lp686e.jpg]

Chunky single Diopside crystal from the Merelani Tanzanite mines. This is a lustrous, doubly-terminated crystal with medium green color and areas of transparency.


LP697 - Brochantite with Linarite $ 250 (=~ € 228)
Mujuram, Morocco
cabinet - 11 x 7 x 5


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Brochantite with Linarite from Mujuram, Morocco [db_pics/pics/lp697a.jpg] Brochantite with Linarite from Mujuram, Morocco [db_pics/pics/lp697c.jpg] Brochantite with Linarite from Mujuram, Morocco [db_pics/pics/lp697d.jpg] Brochantite with Linarite from Mujuram, Morocco [db_pics/pics/lp697e.jpg] Brochantite with Linarite from Mujuram, Morocco [db_pics/pics/lp697f.jpg]

Beautiful sprays of bright green Brochantite crystals with areas of blue Linarite. Colorful large specimen.


LP677 - Volborthite $ 75 (=~ € 69)
Monument #1 Mine, Navajo Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 4 x 2


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Volborthite from Monument #1 Mine, Navajo Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/lp677a.jpg] Volborthite from Monument #1 Mine, Navajo Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/lp677b.jpg] Volborthite from Monument #1 Mine, Navajo Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/lp677c.jpg]

Bright yellow/green Volborthite on matrix.


ST323 - Woodhouseite $ 75 (=~ € 69)
Champion Mine, Mono Co., California, USA
miniature - 3.8 x 3 x 1.5


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Woodhouseite from Champion Mine, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST323a.jpg] Woodhouseite from Champion Mine, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST323b.jpg] Woodhouseite from Champion Mine, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST323c.jpg] Woodhouseite from Champion Mine, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ST323d.jpg]

Woodhouseite crystals to 3mm in size on matrix with an attached small Quartz crystals. This is a floater specimen well crystallized all around. The Champion Mine is the Type locality for this rare species and has produced the world's best specimens.


MK986 - Quartz (japan twin) $ 145 (=~ € 132)
Winnemucca, Nevada, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 5 x 4.5


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Quartz (japan twin) from Winnemucca, Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/mk986a.jpg] Quartz (japan twin) from Winnemucca, Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/mk986b.jpg] Quartz (japan twin) from Winnemucca, Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/mk986c.jpg] Quartz (japan twin) from Winnemucca, Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/mk986d.jpg]

Translarent, light smokey Quartz crystals on matrix. Near the center of the specimen is a 2.3cm wide Japan law twin Quartz crystal. Ex. Len Pisciotta collection.


LP704 - Diopside $ 40 (=~ € 37)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.4 x 0.6 x 0.5 cm


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Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/lp704a.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/lp704c.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/lp704e.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/lp704f.jpg]

Single Diopside crystal from the Merelani Tanzanite mines. A small well terminated crystal with good green color and areas of transparency.


LP688 - Diopside $ 90 (=~ € 82)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.7 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm


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Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/lp688a.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/lp688b.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/lp688c.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/lp688d.jpg] Diopside from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/lp688e.jpg]

Single Diopside crystal from the Merelani Tanzanite mines. A complete well terminated crystal (that is partially double terminated) with good green color and areas of transparency. Nice steep termination.
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13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
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
133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144
145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156

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