Selected Specimens

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LV138 - Getchellite with Orpiment $ 80
Getchell Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 2 cm


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Getchellite with Orpiment from Getchell Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LV138a.jpg] Getchellite with Orpiment from Getchell Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LV138b.jpg] Getchellite with Orpiment from Getchell Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LV138c.jpg] Getchellite with Orpiment from Getchell Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LV138d.jpg]

Bright red, platy Getchellite crystals in yellow Orpiment from the Getchell Mine in Nevada. Getchellite is a rare arsenic and antimony sulfide mineral and the Getchell Mine is the Type locality for the species.


LV359 - Sylvanite with Tellurium $ 200
Emperor Mine, Tavua Gold Field, Viti Levu, Fiji
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 1 cm


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Sylvanite with Tellurium from Emperor Mine, Tavua Gold Field, Viti Levu, Fiji [db_pics/pics/LV359a.jpg] Sylvanite with Tellurium from Emperor Mine, Tavua Gold Field, Viti Levu, Fiji [db_pics/pics/LV359b.jpg] Sylvanite with Tellurium from Emperor Mine, Tavua Gold Field, Viti Levu, Fiji [db_pics/pics/LV359c.jpg]

Specimen with both Sylvanite and Tellurium from Fiji. This gold mine has geology that is similar to that of Cripple Creek has produced exceptional specimens of various gold tellurides over the years.


LV362 - Brochantite $ 300
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.8 x 1.8 x 1 cm


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Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/lv362a.jpg] Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/lv362b.jpg] Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/lv362c.jpg] Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/lv362d.jpg]

Thick, deep forest green Brochantite crystals with high luster. These are thick, robust crystals from a 2014 find and are much different in style than earlier finds from the mine which were usually more fragile, hair-like crystals.


MK451 - Tourmaline with Lepidolite $ 275
Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3 cm


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Tourmaline with Lepidolite from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/mk451a.jpg] Tourmaline with Lepidolite from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/mk451b.jpg] Tourmaline with Lepidolite from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/mk451c.jpg] Tourmaline with Lepidolite from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/mk451d.jpg]

Tourmaline and Lepidolite crystals on Feldspar from Stak Nala. The Tourmaline crystals reach 3.3cm in length, are well terminated, and grade from dark green at the base up to medium green with thin colorless zones at the terminations.


LV356 - Carrollite $ 240
Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 3 cm


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Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/LV356a.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/LV356b.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/LV356c.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/LV356d.jpg]

Bright mirror lustrous Carrollite crystals in a vug in white Calcite. The crystals reach 1cm in size and are undamaged with top luster.


MK452 - Andradite $ 500
Gray Throne Prospect, Graham Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 8.5 x 6 x 4 cm


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Andradite from Gray Throne Prospect, Graham Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/mk452a.jpg] Andradite from Gray Throne Prospect, Graham Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/mk452b.jpg] Andradite from Gray Throne Prospect, Graham Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/mk452c.jpg]

Highly lustrous large crystals of Andradite from the lesser known Arizona locality located relatively close to the more well known Stanley Butte locality. The specimen is solid Andradite with greenish golden crystals to 2cm in size on the front face. Fine quality rare specimen that is excellent for the locality.


LV389 - Vanadinite on Calcite $ 400 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 200
Apex mine, San Carlos, Chihuahua, Mexico
cabinet - 9.5 x 9 x 6.5 cm


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Vanadinite on Calcite from Apex mine, San Carlos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LV389a.jpg] Vanadinite on Calcite from Apex mine, San Carlos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LV389b.jpg] Vanadinite on Calcite from Apex mine, San Carlos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LV389c.jpg] Vanadinite on Calcite from Apex mine, San Carlos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LV389d.jpg]

Thick layer of intergrown Calcite crystals with Vanadinite from the Apex Mine. The Vanadinite form barrel-spahed hexagonal crystals to 1.3cm in size and occur on and within the Calcite. This is a large, quality example for the locality with good-sized Vanadinite.


LV399 - Calcite $ 250 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 125
Juanita Mine, Magdalena Mining District, Socorro County, New Mexico, USA
cabinet - 13 x 11.5 x 9 cm


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Calcite from Juanita Mine, Magdalena Mining District, Socorro County, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/LV399a.jpg] Calcite from Juanita Mine, Magdalena Mining District, Socorro County, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/LV399b.jpg] Calcite from Juanita Mine, Magdalena Mining District, Socorro County, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/LV399c.jpg] Calcite from Juanita Mine, Magdalena Mining District, Socorro County, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/LV399d.jpg]

Coral-like mound of white Calcite crystals from the Juanita Mine in New Mexico. The Juanita Mine was an old lead and zinc mine that closed in 1937 and was the oldest claim in the Kelly region. The Calcite is fluorescent (greenish yellow).


MK459 - Anglesite $ 750
Touissit, Oujda-Angag Prov., Morocco
small cabinet - 5.7 x 4 x 1.3 cm


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Anglesite from Touissit, Oujda-Angag Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/mk459a.jpg] Anglesite from Touissit, Oujda-Angag Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/mk459b.jpg] Anglesite from Touissit, Oujda-Angag Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/mk459c.jpg] Anglesite from Touissit, Oujda-Angag Prov., Morocco [db_pics/pics/mk459d.jpg]

Large single Anglesite from Touissit, Morocco. Translucent with transparent areas and a light yellow coloration. Well crystallized on both sides with one edge chip otherwise remarkably perfect all around. Both sides shown.


MK461 - Smithsonite $ 280
Kelly Mine, Magdelena, New Mexico, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 4 x 3 cm


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Smithsonite from Kelly Mine, Magdelena, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/mk461a.jpg] Smithsonite from Kelly Mine, Magdelena, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/mk461b.jpg] Smithsonite from Kelly Mine, Magdelena, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/mk461c.jpg]

Satiny, translucent Smithsonite from the Kelly Mine. Bright sky blue coloration. Sawcut on back and bottom, ex. James Ahl collection.


MK462 - Cuprian Smithsonite $ 3000
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 7 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm


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Cuprian Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/mk462a.jpg] Cuprian Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/mk462b.jpg] Cuprian Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/mk462c.jpg] Cuprian Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/mk462d.jpg]

Gorgeous lime green crystals of Cuprian Smithsonite from Tsumeb. The top face is completely covered by translucent, lustrous crystals. The bottom is vuggy with additional good Smithsonite crystals. Ex. Andrew Neely collection.


MK465 - Silver $ 125
Colquechaca, Chayanta Province, Potosí, Bolivia
thumbnail - 2.9 x 0.3 x 0.3 cm


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Silver from Colquechaca, Chayanta Province, Potosí, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/mk465a.jpg] Silver from Colquechaca, Chayanta Province, Potosí, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/mk465b.jpg] Silver from Colquechaca, Chayanta Province, Potosí, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/mk465c.jpg]

Stout, twisting Silver wire found approximately 30-40 years ago in the Colquechaca district in Bolivia. A beautiful and robust Silver. Mining at Colquechaca dates back to Spanish colonial times and it is still active today. The locality is known for fine Silver and Silver sulfosalt specimens though not commonly seen for sale.


MK469 - Tellurium $ 200
Lone Pine Mine, Catron Co., New Mexico, USA
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 2 cm


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Tellurium from Lone Pine Mine, Catron Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/mk469a.jpg] Tellurium from Lone Pine Mine, Catron Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/mk469b.jpg] Tellurium from Lone Pine Mine, Catron Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/mk469c.jpg]

Rich specimen of metallic grey native Tellurium in matrix. The Tellurium is present all throughout the specimen.


MK470 - Fluorite $ 500
Xia Yang Mine, Quan Shou City, Fujian Prov., China
cabinet - 13 x 12 x 4 cm


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Fluorite from Xia Yang Mine, Quan Shou City, Fujian Prov., China [db_pics/pics/mk470a.jpg] Fluorite from Xia Yang Mine, Quan Shou City, Fujian Prov., China [db_pics/pics/mk470b.jpg]

Large and colorful specimen of transparent purple Fluorite crystals from China. The crystals are outstanding with beveled form and pleasing medium purple coloration. In excellent overall conditiion and valued at $600-$800.


MK478 - Apophyllite $ 500
Shrirampur, Ahemdnagar, Maharashtra State, India
cabinet - 9.5 x 4 x 3.2 cm


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Apophyllite from Shrirampur, Ahemdnagar, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/mk478a.jpg] Apophyllite from Shrirampur, Ahemdnagar, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/mk478b.jpg] Apophyllite from Shrirampur, Ahemdnagar, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/mk478c.jpg] Apophyllite from Shrirampur, Ahemdnagar, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/mk478d.jpg]

Pair of spherical clusters of translucent green Apophyllite in a crystal lined vug in basalt.
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