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LL150 - Tetrahedrite with Quartz $ 300
Casapalca Mine, Casapalca, Huarochiri Province, Lima, Peru
small cabinet - 9 x 7 x 5.5 cm


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Tetrahedrite with Quartz from Casapalca Mine, Casapalca, Huarochiri Province, Lima, Peru [db_pics/pics/LL150a.jpg] Tetrahedrite with Quartz from Casapalca Mine, Casapalca, Huarochiri Province, Lima, Peru [db_pics/pics/LL150b.jpg] Tetrahedrite with Quartz from Casapalca Mine, Casapalca, Huarochiri Province, Lima, Peru [db_pics/pics/LL150c.jpg] Tetrahedrite with Quartz from Casapalca Mine, Casapalca, Huarochiri Province, Lima, Peru [db_pics/pics/LL150d.jpg] Tetrahedrite with Quartz from Casapalca Mine, Casapalca, Huarochiri Province, Lima, Peru [db_pics/pics/LL150e.jpg]

Black Sphalerite and clear Quartz crystals serves as the matrix for a large 2.9cm Tetrahedrite crystal.


LL186 - Edingtonite $ 225
Ice River Alkaline Complex, Golden Mining Division, British Columbia, Canada
miniature - 5 x 4.8 x 3 cm


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Edingtonite from Ice River Alkaline Complex, Golden Mining Division, British Columbia, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL186a.jpg] Edingtonite from Ice River Alkaline Complex, Golden Mining Division, British Columbia, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL186b.jpg] Edingtonite from Ice River Alkaline Complex, Golden Mining Division, British Columbia, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL186c.jpg] Edingtonite from Ice River Alkaline Complex, Golden Mining Division, British Columbia, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL186d.jpg] Edingtonite from Ice River Alkaline Complex, Golden Mining Division, British Columbia, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL186e.jpg]

White Edingtonite crystals to 3-4mm long in areas on Calcite crystals. Edingtonite is a rare member of the zeolite group and this locality has produced some of the world's best for the species. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection and comes with an old Al McGuinness label.


LL241 - Enargite on Barite $ 200
Butte, Silver Bow Co. Montana, USA
thumbnail - 1.4 x 1 x 1 cm


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Enargite on Barite from Butte, Silver Bow Co. Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/LL241a.jpg] Enargite on Barite from Butte, Silver Bow Co. Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/LL241b.jpg] Enargite on Barite from Butte, Silver Bow Co. Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/LL241f.jpg] Enargite on Barite from Butte, Silver Bow Co. Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/LL241g.jpg] Enargite on Barite from Butte, Silver Bow Co. Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/LL241i.jpg]

Small but very cute specimen featuring a 1.1cm double-terminated Enargite crystal attached to a translucent Barite crystal. Undamaged floater complete all around.


CT607 - Chambersite $ 250
Venice Salt Dome, Lousiana, USA
thumbnail - 0.6 x 0.6 x 0.6 cm


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Chambersite from Venice Salt Dome, Lousiana, USA [db_pics/pics/CT607a.jpg] Chambersite from Venice Salt Dome, Lousiana, USA [db_pics/pics/CT607b.jpg] Chambersite from Venice Salt Dome, Lousiana, USA [db_pics/pics/CT607c.jpg]

Complete and undamaged tetrahedron of Chambersite, a rare mineral found in salt formations in a small number of localities worldwide. Translucent 'Amethyst' purple in color and collected by Fred Pough in 1970. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


LL212 - Thaumasite $ 450
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
thumbnail - 1.6 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm


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Thaumasite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/LL212a.jpg] Thaumasite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/LL212b.jpg] Thaumasite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/LL212c.jpg] Thaumasite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/LL212d.jpg]

Double-terminated, transparent yellow Thaumasite crystal. Thaumasite is a rare mineral in the Ettringite group, the best were found at the N'Chwanning. This is an old piece I bought from Clive Queit at the Tucson show about 20 years ago. He had a number of specimen at the time but this was the only double-terminated crystal I've ever seen.


LL290 - Azurite with Malachite $ 650
La Sal, San Juan Co., Utah, USA
miniature - 5 x 4.8 x 2.5 cm


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Azurite with Malachite from La Sal, San Juan Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/LL290a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from La Sal, San Juan Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/LL290c.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from La Sal, San Juan Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/LL290d.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from La Sal, San Juan Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/LL290e.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from La Sal, San Juan Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/LL290h.jpg]

Fine quality radial cluster of Azurite crystals with a small amount of attached Malachite. Complete all around floater with relatively large crystals. A gorgeous, undamaged specimen, the best I've ever had from this locality.


LL196 - Wulfenite on Barite $ 250
Mibladen, Morocco
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 2.3 cm


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Wulfenite on Barite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL196a.jpg] Wulfenite on Barite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL196b.jpg] Wulfenite on Barite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL196c.jpg] Wulfenite on Barite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL196d.jpg] Wulfenite on Barite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL196e.jpg]

Orange Wulfenite crystals on pink bladed Barite crystals. Colorful specimen with Wulfenite crystals to 1.5cm. There are additional Wulfenite crystals on the bottom and sides too (not shown in photos).


LL280 - Lawsonite $ 150
Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 1.5 cm


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Lawsonite from Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL280a.jpg] Lawsonite from Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL280b.jpg] Lawsonite from Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL280c.jpg] Lawsonite from Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL280d.jpg]

Crystals of blue Lawsonite in green schist from old finds (1960s) at the type locality for the species. There are some large crystals to 3cm embedded in the schist. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


LL279 - Lawsonite $ 200
Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 2 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm


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Lawsonite from Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL279a.jpg] Lawsonite from Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL279b.jpg] Lawsonite from Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL279c.jpg] Lawsonite from Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL279d.jpg]

Terminated single Lawsonite crystal from old finds (1960s) at the type locality for the species. Uncommon large, terminated single crystal (most are found embedded in schist) makes a great thumbnail for the species. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


LL286 - Lawsonite $ 150
Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA
miniature - 5 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Lawsonite from Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL286a.jpg] Lawsonite from Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL286b.jpg] Lawsonite from Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL286c.jpg] Lawsonite from Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL286d.jpg] Lawsonite from Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL286e.jpg]

Crystals of blue Lawsonite in green schist from old finds (1960s) at the type locality for the species. An unusually rich specimen composed of nearly solid Lawsonite. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


LL289 - Lawsonite $ 350
Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 5.5 x 3 cm


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Lawsonite from Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL289a.jpg] Lawsonite from Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL289b.jpg] Lawsonite from Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL289c.jpg] Lawsonite from Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL289d.jpg] Lawsonite from Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL289f.jpg]

Crystals of blue Lawsonite in green schist from old finds (1960s) at the type locality for the species. An unusually rich specimen composed of nearly solid Lawsonite. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


LL250 - Fluorite with Calcite $ 1200
Berbes Asturias, Spain
cabinet - 12.5 x 7.5 x 6.5 cm


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Fluorite with Calcite from Berbes Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/LL250a.jpg] Fluorite with Calcite from Berbes Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/LL250c.jpg] Fluorite with Calcite from Berbes Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/LL250d.jpg] Fluorite with Calcite from Berbes Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/LL250e.jpg] Fluorite with Calcite from Berbes Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/LL250f.jpg]

Transparent purple Fluorite crystals covering the front face with white Calcite crystals covering the backside. The Fluorite are very bright and transparent with a 'wet' luster. The crystals have bevelled edges and darker purple zones on the corners.


LL164 - Wulfenite, Mimetite, Barite $ 600
San Francisco Mine, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 4 cm


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Wulfenite, Mimetite, Barite from San Francisco Mine, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL164a.jpg] Wulfenite, Mimetite, Barite from San Francisco Mine, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL164b.jpg] Wulfenite, Mimetite, Barite from San Francisco Mine, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL164c.jpg] Wulfenite, Mimetite, Barite from San Francisco Mine, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL164d.jpg] Wulfenite, Mimetite, Barite from San Francisco Mine, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL164e.jpg] Wulfenite, Mimetite, Barite from San Francisco Mine, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL164j.jpg]

Well crystallized specimen of transparent Wulfenite, orange Mimetite, and white Barite blades. This is a floater, or nearly one, well crystallized all around with little to no damage. Comes with a couple old labels including an 'Ordway's Minerals'.


LL254 - Herderite on Siderite $ 800
Xanda Mine, Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6.5 x 5 cm


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Herderite on Siderite from Xanda Mine, Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/LL254a.jpg] Herderite on Siderite from Xanda Mine, Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/LL254b.jpg] Herderite on Siderite from Xanda Mine, Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/LL254c.jpg] Herderite on Siderite from Xanda Mine, Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/LL254d.jpg]

Purple Herderite crystals to 2cm atop platy Siderite crystals, all over Albite. Comes with an old Roberts Minerals label.


LL251 - Aquamarine with Apatite $ 3500
Skardu, Pakistan
small cabinet - 8 x 6.5 x 6 cm


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Aquamarine with Apatite from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/LL251a.jpg] Aquamarine with Apatite from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/LL251b.jpg] Aquamarine with Apatite from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/LL251c.jpg] Aquamarine with Apatite from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/LL251h.jpg]

Cluster of thick blue Aquamarine crystals with a 3cm pink Apatite crystal, along with minor amounts of Muscovite and Quartz crystals.
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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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