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LL212 - Thaumasite $ 450 (=~ ¥ 46584)
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 (=~ ¥ 67288)
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 (=~ ¥ 25880)
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 (=~ ¥ 15528)
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 (=~ ¥ 20704)
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 (=~ ¥ 15528)
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 (=~ ¥ 36232)
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.


LL266 - Tourmaline on Feldspar $ 250 (=~ ¥ 25880)
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 (=~ ¥ 124224)
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 (=~ ¥ 62112)
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 (=~ ¥ 82816)
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 (=~ ¥ 362319)
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 (=~ ¥ 67288)
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 (=~ ¥ 186335)
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 (=~ ¥ 82816)
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.

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97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108
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