Selected Specimens

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ST488 - Dioptase $ 120
Mindouli District, Pool Department, Congo
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm


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Dioptase from Mindouli District, Pool Department, Congo [db_pics/pics/ST488a.jpg] Dioptase from Mindouli District, Pool Department, Congo [db_pics/pics/ST488b.jpg] Dioptase from Mindouli District, Pool Department, Congo [db_pics/pics/ST488c.jpg] Dioptase from Mindouli District, Pool Department, Congo [db_pics/pics/ST488d.jpg]

Cluster of deep emerald green Dioptase crystals from the Congo. A large, complete single crystal with smaller attached crystals. Main crystal is very transparent at the tip.


LP419 - Epidote $ 50
San Quintin, Baja Norte, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.8 x 1 cm


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Epidote from San Quintin, Baja Norte, Mexico [db_pics/pics/lp419a.jpg] Epidote from San Quintin, Baja Norte, Mexico [db_pics/pics/lp419b.jpg] Epidote from San Quintin, Baja Norte, Mexico [db_pics/pics/lp419c.jpg]

Stout single crystal of deep green Epidote. San Quintin is a beach town not too far south of San Diego and USA border. Having been to San Quintin a number times for surfing and fishing, I've always been fascinated by the Epidote found in the nearby hills, and I was happy to acquire this crystal many years later.


LP426 - Epidote $ 60
San Quintin, Baja Norte, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.3 x 1.2 cm


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Epidote from San Quintin, Baja Norte, Mexico [db_pics/pics/lp426a.jpg] Epidote from San Quintin, Baja Norte, Mexico [db_pics/pics/lp426b.jpg] Epidote from San Quintin, Baja Norte, Mexico [db_pics/pics/lp426c.jpg]

Stout single crystal of deep green Epidote. San Quintin is a beach town not too far south of San Diego and USA border. Having been to San Quintin a number times for surfing and fishing, I've always been fascinated by the Epidote found in the nearby hills, and I was happy to acquire this crystal many years later.


MK967 - Stilbite $ 150
Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India
small cabinet - 8.5 x 5 x 5 cm


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Stilbite from Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/mk967a.jpg] Stilbite from Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/mk967b.jpg] Stilbite from Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/mk967c.jpg]

Large crystals of peach-colored Stilbite crystals. Excellent undamaged cluster good all around. Ex. Len Pisciotta.


LP126 - Amblygonite $ 350
Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 4 x 3.7 x 3 cm


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Amblygonite from Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/lp126a.jpg] Amblygonite from Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/lp126b.jpg] Amblygonite from Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/lp126c.jpg] Amblygonite from Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/lp126d.jpg]

Large single crystal of translucent to transparent yellow Amblygonite. Amblygonite is a rare lithium-aluminum phosphate species that is not commonly seen in fine display quality crystals. This crystal is big and chunky with glassy luster and is mostly complete all around.


MK921 - Azurite $ 350
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 8 x 7 x 3.5 cm


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Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk921a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk921b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/mk921c.jpg]

Vivid blue Azurite crystals on matrix from the Milpillas Mine in Mexico. This is an unusual Azurite due both the to the uncommon lighter blue color and the stepped, scale-like surface growth on the crystal faces. Aesthetic and unusual piece.


LP841 - Cerussite $ 160
Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1.8 x 1.8 cm


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Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/lp841a.jpg] Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/lp841b.jpg] Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/lp841c.jpg] Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/lp841d.jpg] Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/lp841e.jpg]

Parallel grown 'snowflake' Cerussite crystals from Tsumeb. Complete all around and undamaged.


LP832 - Topaz $ 60
Klein Spitzkoppe, Erongo Region, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm


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Topaz from Klein Spitzkoppe, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/lp832a.jpg] Topaz from Klein Spitzkoppe, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/lp832b.jpg] Topaz from Klein Spitzkoppe, Erongo Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/lp832d.jpg]

Single gem Topaz crystal from Namibia. Well terminated, glassy, transparent, and undamaged.


LP822 - Scorodite $ 50
Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
thumbnail - 2 x 1.5 x 0.8 cm


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Scorodite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/lp822a.jpg] Scorodite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/lp822b.jpg] Scorodite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/lp822c.jpg] Scorodite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/lp822d.jpg] Scorodite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/lp822e.jpg]

Crystals of rare Scorodite on Limonite from recent finds at the Oujela Mine in Mexico. The Scorodite crystals are glassy and blue form a dense druse of crystals.


LP926 - Fluorite $ 450
Erongo Mtns., Namibia
miniature - 3.4 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm


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Fluorite from Erongo Mtns., Namibia [db_pics/pics/lp926a.jpg] Fluorite from Erongo Mtns., Namibia [db_pics/pics/lp926b.jpg]

Flattened, diamond-shaped Fluorite crystals from Erongo, a region known for these unusual Fluorites. The crystals are transparent purple with wisps of green and brown.


LP927 - Fluorite $ 1400
Erongo Mtns., Namibia
miniature - 4.2 x 2 x 2 cm


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Fluorite from Erongo Mtns., Namibia [db_pics/pics/lp927a.jpg] Fluorite from Erongo Mtns., Namibia [db_pics/pics/lp927b.jpg] Fluorite from Erongo Mtns., Namibia [db_pics/pics/lp927c.jpg] Fluorite from Erongo Mtns., Namibia [db_pics/pics/lp927d.jpg]

Colorful, unusually-shaped Fluorite crystal from Erongo, a region known for these strange Fluorites. The crystal is transparent purple and green with a diagonal band of reddish brown. Complete all around and undamaged with matte luster on some faces and glassy luster on others. One photo is backlit to show internal colors.


LP930 - Fluorite with Muscovite $ 750
Erongo Mtns., Namibia
miniature - 3.4 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm


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Fluorite with Muscovite from Erongo Mtns., Namibia [db_pics/pics/lp930a.jpg] Fluorite with Muscovite from Erongo Mtns., Namibia [db_pics/pics/lp930b.jpg] Fluorite with Muscovite from Erongo Mtns., Namibia [db_pics/pics/lp930c.jpg] Fluorite with Muscovite from Erongo Mtns., Namibia [db_pics/pics/lp930d.jpg]

Flattened, diamond-shaped Fluorite crystals from Erongo, a region known for these unusual Fluorites. This specimen features a doubly-terminated crystal crossing across the front of other Fluorite crystals, with some yellow Mucsovite attached. The crystals are transparent purple with wisps of brown.


LP648 - Cerussite with Dolomite $ 75
Touissit, Morocco
miniature - 4 x 4 x 3 cm


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Cerussite with Dolomite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/lp648a.jpg] Cerussite with Dolomite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/lp648b.jpg] Cerussite with Dolomite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/lp648e.jpg]

Crystals of Cerussite with curves, pink Dolomite crystals atop a matrix of solid Galena.  Looks somewhat similar to Cerussite specimens from Mibladen (which are associated with thin blades of pink Barite), but it's from Touissit! Comes with 2 old labels.


LP624 - Azurite $ 300
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 7 x 3 x 3 cm


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Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/lp624a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/lp624b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/lp624c.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/lp624d.jpg]

Platy blue Azurite crystals on matrix from teh Milpillas Mine in Mexico. These are special gem quality Azurite crystals, evident when backlit.


LP803 - Hyalite Opal $ 120
Aguascalientes, Mexico
small cabinet - 6 x 4 x 3 cm


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Hyalite Opal from Aguascalientes, Mexico [db_pics/pics/lp803a.jpg] Hyalite Opal from Aguascalientes, Mexico [db_pics/pics/lp803b.jpg] Hyalite Opal from Aguascalientes, Mexico [db_pics/pics/lp803c.jpg] Hyalite Opal from Aguascalientes, Mexico [db_pics/pics/lp803d.jpg] Hyalite Opal from Aguascalientes, Mexico [db_pics/pics/lp803e.jpg]

Bubbly-looking formations of transparent Hyalite on a Chalcedony matrix. The Hyalite is colorless and glass-like, complete all around and undamaged. The opal is Fluorescent yellow under UV lighting.
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