Selected Specimens

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LL266 - Tourmaline on Feldspar $ 250 (=~ AUS$ 330)
Indian Hills, Riverside Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 6 x 3.5 cm


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Tourmaline on Feldspar from Indian Hills, Riverside Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL266a.jpg] Tourmaline on Feldspar from Indian Hills, Riverside Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL266c.jpg] Tourmaline on Feldspar from Indian Hills, Riverside Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL266d.jpg] Tourmaline on Feldspar from Indian Hills, Riverside Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL266g.jpg] Tourmaline on Feldspar from Indian Hills, Riverside Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL266h.jpg]

Black Tourmaline crystals to 6cm long and a splendid, blocky white Feldspar crystal. The large Tourmaline is terminated on one end and the smaller Tourmaline are double-terminated. The Feldspar is really nice and fully crystallized all around. Neat southern California pegmatite specimen.


LL250 - Fluorite with Calcite $ 1200 (=~ AUS$ 1584)
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 (=~ AUS$ 792)
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 (=~ AUS$ 1056)
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 (=~ AUS$ 4620)
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.


LL203 - Neptunite $ 650 (=~ AUS$ 858)
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 6 x 4.5 cm


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Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL203a.jpg] Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL203c.jpg] Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL203d.jpg]

Numerous glossy black Neptunite crystals on white Natrolite. Thick crystals to over 2cm long.


LL267 - Sylvanite $ 1800 (=~ AUS$ 2376)
Cripple Creek, Teller Co., Colorado, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 5 x 4.5 cm


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Sylvanite from Cripple Creek, Teller Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/LL267a.jpg] Sylvanite from Cripple Creek, Teller Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/LL267d.jpg] Sylvanite from Cripple Creek, Teller Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/LL267e.jpg] Sylvanite from Cripple Creek, Teller Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/LL267f.jpg] Sylvanite from Cripple Creek, Teller Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/LL267h.jpg]

Silvery metallic Sylvanite on matrix. Main area of Sylvanite is 4.5cm wide. Sylvanite is a rare Silver and Gold Telluride mineral.


LL209 - Wulfenite, Mimetite $ 800 (=~ AUS$ 1056)
San Francisco Mine, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 5 x 3.2 x 2.5 cm


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Wulfenite, Mimetite from San Francisco Mine, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL209a.jpg] Wulfenite, Mimetite from San Francisco Mine, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL209c.jpg] Wulfenite, Mimetite from San Francisco Mine, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL209d.jpg] Wulfenite, Mimetite from San Francisco Mine, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL209e.jpg] Wulfenite, Mimetite from San Francisco Mine, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL209f.jpg] Wulfenite, Mimetite from San Francisco Mine, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL209g.jpg]

Transparent Wulfenite crystals with bright red/orange Mimetite crystals attached.  This is a contemporary classic Wulfenite from the series of pockets found in 1972-1974 that are considered the finest Wulfenites to ever come from the San Francisco mine. The main crystal in this specimen is more stout than the typical more fragile crystals from the mine. Color is mind blowing! Has a small plastic stand attached to the back to hold it upright for display.


LL272 - Sapphire $ 150 (=~ AUS$ 198)
Riverside Co., California, USA
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Sapphire from Riverside Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL272a.jpg] Sapphire from Riverside Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL272b.jpg] Sapphire from Riverside Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL272c.jpg] Sapphire from Riverside Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL272d.jpg]

Partial crystal of pink and blue Sapphire. Some crystal faces and the hexagonal form are evident.


LL213 - Wardite $ 70 (=~ AUS$ 92)
Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada
thumbnail - 2.7 x 1.7 x 1.1 cm


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Wardite from Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL213a.jpg] Wardite from Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL213b.jpg] Wardite from Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL213c.jpg] Wardite from Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL213d.jpg]

Octahedral crystals of greenish white Wardite crystals on matrix. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


LL206 - Quartz (pseudocubic!) $ 750 (=~ AUS$ 990)
Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 8.5 x 6.5 x 4 cm


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Quartz (pseudocubic!) from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/LL206a.jpg] Quartz (pseudocubic!) from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/LL206b.jpg] Quartz (pseudocubic!) from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/LL206c.jpg] Quartz (pseudocubic!) from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/LL206d.jpg]

Cluster of lustrous smoky Quartz crystals (old labels refer to them as 'Crocodile Quartz'), with one crystal of the rare pseudocubic habit. The pseudocubic crystal is 3cm.


LL316 - Malachite $ 300 (=~ AUS$ 396)
Concepcion Del Oro, Zacatecas, Mexico
small cabinet - 6 x 6 x 3 cm


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Malachite from Concepcion Del Oro, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL316a.jpg] Malachite from Concepcion Del Oro, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL316b.jpg] Malachite from Concepcion Del Oro, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL316c.jpg] Malachite from Concepcion Del Oro, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL316d.jpg] Malachite from Concepcion Del Oro, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL316e.jpg]

Two masses of rounded Malachite in a Chrysocolla lined vug. The upper Malachite has a perfect spherical form. The Chrysocolla is coating other crystals including some that are Quartz crystals, and possibly other species as well. Old, uncommon Mexican specimen.


LL313 - Aquamarine with Topaz $ 250 (=~ AUS$ 330)
Skardu, Pakistan
miniature - 5 x 4 x 3 cm


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Aquamarine with Topaz from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/LL313a.jpg] Aquamarine with Topaz from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/LL313b.jpg] Aquamarine with Topaz from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/LL313c.jpg] Aquamarine with Topaz from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/LL313d.jpg] Aquamarine with Topaz from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/LL313e.jpg] Aquamarine with Topaz from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/LL313h.jpg]

Stout, gemmy 2.6cm Aqua crystal on an Albite matrix flanked on both sides by terminated Topaz crystals. The Aqua is double terminated and undamaged.


LL317 - Rhodochrosite $ 350 (=~ AUS$ 462)
Sunnyside Mine, Silverton, Colorado, USA
thumbnail - 3 x 2.2 x 1.7 cm


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Rhodochrosite from Sunnyside Mine, Silverton, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/LL317a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Sunnyside Mine, Silverton, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/LL317b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Sunnyside Mine, Silverton, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/LL317c.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Sunnyside Mine, Silverton, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/LL317d.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Sunnyside Mine, Silverton, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/LL317e.jpg]

Cluster of well formed pink Rhodochrosite crystals. Good undamaged crystals, complete all around.


LL322 - Stibnite $ 300 (=~ AUS$ 396)
Baia Sprie, Felsobanya, Romania
small cabinet - 7 x 6.5 x 2 cm


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Stibnite from Baia Sprie, Felsobanya, Romania [db_pics/pics/LL322a.jpg] Stibnite from Baia Sprie, Felsobanya, Romania [db_pics/pics/LL322c.jpg] Stibnite from Baia Sprie, Felsobanya, Romania [db_pics/pics/LL322e.jpg] Stibnite from Baia Sprie, Felsobanya, Romania [db_pics/pics/LL322f.jpg] Stibnite from Baia Sprie, Felsobanya, Romania [db_pics/pics/LL322g.jpg]

Aesthetic spray formation of Stibnite crystals. Highly lustrous metallic crystals in great condition and good on both sides. Ex. Cliff Kruger collection.

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