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LL486 - Barite on Calcite $ 450 (=~ CAN$ 578)
Elk Creek, Meade Co., South Dakota, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 2 cm


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Barite on Calcite from Elk Creek, Meade Co., South Dakota, USA [db_pics/pics/LL486a.jpg] Barite on Calcite from Elk Creek, Meade Co., South Dakota, USA [db_pics/pics/LL486b.jpg] Barite on Calcite from Elk Creek, Meade Co., South Dakota, USA [db_pics/pics/LL486c.jpg] Barite on Calcite from Elk Creek, Meade Co., South Dakota, USA [db_pics/pics/LL486d.jpg]

Mound of yellow Calcite crystals with an absolute GEM of a Barite crystal, 2cm tall. There is an inconsequential, small chip on the termination that I can only see with magnification, otherwise undamaged. Ex. Bob Reynolds collection.


LL481 - Wulfenite $ 500 (=~ CAN$ 642)
Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 2 x 2 x 0.3 cm


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Wulfenite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL481a.jpg] Wulfenite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL481b.jpg] Wulfenite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL481c.jpg]

Transparent, color-zoned 'window pane' style Wulfenite crystal with additional small crystals attached at the base. Highly lustrous, slight edge chipping, good from front or back. There is a small notch along the top edge where another crystal grew. Ex. Bob Reynolds collection.


LL475 - Clinozoisite $ 250 (=~ CAN$ 321)
Tormiq, Skardu, Pakistan
miniature - 3.4 x 1.6 x 0.8 cm


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Clinozoisite from Tormiq, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/LL475a.jpg] Clinozoisite from Tormiq, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/LL475b.jpg] Clinozoisite from Tormiq, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/LL475c.jpg] Clinozoisite from Tormiq, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/LL475.mp4]

Cluster of transparent, double-termianted Clinozoisite crystals. Complete all around. Ex. Bob Reynolds collection.


LL493 - Calcite $ 250 (=~ CAN$ 321)
Leiping Mine, Leiping, Guiyang Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China
miniature - 5 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Calcite from Leiping Mine, Leiping, Guiyang Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/LL493a.jpg] Calcite from Leiping Mine, Leiping, Guiyang Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/LL493c.jpg] Calcite from Leiping Mine, Leiping, Guiyang Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/LL493e.jpg] Calcite from Leiping Mine, Leiping, Guiyang Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/LL493f.jpg] Calcite from Leiping Mine, Leiping, Guiyang Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/LL493g.jpg]

Double-terminated transparent Calcite crystals with sharp phantoms from Hematite inclusions. There are additional smaller crystals sticking out at right angles from the main crystal. Undamaged. Ex. Bob Reynolds collection.


LL494 - Dioptase $ 450 (=~ CAN$ 578)
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 3.3 x 2.8 x 2.2 cm


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Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL494a.jpg] Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL494b.jpg] Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL494c.jpg] Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL494e.jpg]

Cluster of large, lustrous emerald-green Dioptase crystals. The main crystal is a large 2.1cm long and 1.1cm thick. There is some peripheral damage that keeps the price way down from the several thousand dollars it would otherwise be. Regardless, it's an impressive specimen. Ex. Bob Reynolds collection.


LL491 - Fluorite on Creedite $ 280 (=~ CAN$ 360)
Mina Navidad, Rodeo, Durango, Mexico
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 3 cm


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Fluorite on Creedite from Mina Navidad, Rodeo, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL491a.jpg] Fluorite on Creedite from Mina Navidad, Rodeo, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL491b.jpg] Fluorite on Creedite from Mina Navidad, Rodeo, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL491d.jpg] Fluorite on Creedite from Mina Navidad, Rodeo, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL491e.jpg]

Blue/green Fluorite attached to a complete sphereical cluster or orange Creedite crystals. Ex. Bob Reynolds collection.


LL495 - Amethyst $ 280 (=~ CAN$ 360)
Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico
miniature - 4.2 x 3 x 2 cm


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Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL495a.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL495b.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL495c.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL495d.jpg]

Exquisite, glassy purple Amethyst crystals attached to a small bit of Epidote covered matrix. Main crystal is double-terminated. Undamaged. Ex. Bob Reynolds collection.


LL490 - Topaz $ 400 (=~ CAN$ 514)
Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 3.4 x 0.8 x 0.6 cm


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Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/LL490a.jpg] Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/LL490b.jpg] Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/LL490c.jpg] Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/LL490e.jpg]

Gem quality single Topaz crystal. Complete and undamaged. Rare to find these without internal fracturing as many are cut for gemstones. Ex. Bob Reynolds collection.


LL681 - Clinoclase $ 1800 (=~ CAN$ 2313)
Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA
large cabinet - 18 x 9 x 5 cm


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Clinoclase from Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL681a.jpg] Clinoclase from Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL681b.jpg] Clinoclase from Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL681c.jpg] Clinoclase from Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL681d.jpg] Clinoclase from Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL681e.jpg]

Large and impressive specimen of Clinoclase from the now defunct Majuba Hill Mine. Deep blue, lustrous crystals cover much of the front display face. Sawcut on back and base. This is the largest, richest good Clinoclase I've seen from Majuba.


LL541 - Almandine $ 600 (=~ CAN$ 771)
Garnet Hill, Ely, White Pine Co., Nevada, USA
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 2.2 cm


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Almandine from Garnet Hill, Ely, White Pine Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL541a.jpg] Almandine from Garnet Hill, Ely, White Pine Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL541b.jpg] Almandine from Garnet Hill, Ely, White Pine Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL541c.jpg] Almandine from Garnet Hill, Ely, White Pine Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL541d.jpg]

Large 1.8cm Almandine crystal on pink Rhyolite. An especially good example for this occurrence, probably the best I've seen. Undamaged.


LL543 - Aquamarine $ 450 (=~ CAN$ 578)
Dara Pech, Kunar, Afghanistan
thumbnail - 2.9 x 2.4 x 1.5 cm


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Aquamarine from Dara Pech, Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/LL543a.jpg] Aquamarine from Dara Pech, Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/LL543b.jpg] Aquamarine from Dara Pech, Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/LL543c.jpg] Aquamarine from Dara Pech, Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/LL543d.jpg] Aquamarine from Dara Pech, Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/LL543.mp4]

Uncommon tabular Aquamarine crystal on a small amount of Albite matrix. The Aqua is exceptionally glassy, transparent, and complete all around. Undamaged.


LL484 - Ettringite $ 300 (=~ CAN$ 386)
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 1.8 cm


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Ettringite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/LL484a.jpg] Ettringite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/LL484b.jpg] Ettringite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/LL484c.jpg] Ettringite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/LL484d.jpg] Ettringite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/LL484.mp4]

Intergrown group of lemon yellow Ettringite crystals. Main crystal is double-terminated and thick at 1.7 x 1.5 cm. There is also a small metallic black tabular crystal sticking out one side, possibly Hematite.


LL492 - Afghanite $ 250 (=~ CAN$ 321)
Sar-e-Sang, Badakhshan, Afghanistan
miniature - 4 x 2 x 2 cm


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Afghanite from Sar-e-Sang, Badakhshan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/LL492a.jpg] Afghanite from Sar-e-Sang, Badakhshan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/LL492b.jpg] Afghanite from Sar-e-Sang, Badakhshan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/LL492c.jpg] Afghanite from Sar-e-Sang, Badakhshan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/LL492d.jpg]

Translucent blue Afghanite crystals in a Calcite and Pyrite rich matrix. 


LL537 - Rhodonite $ 450 (=~ CAN$ 578)
San Martin Mine, Chiurucu, Huanuco, Peru
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm


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Rhodonite from San Martin Mine, Chiurucu, Huanuco, Peru [db_pics/pics/LL537a.jpg] Rhodonite from San Martin Mine, Chiurucu, Huanuco, Peru [db_pics/pics/LL537b.jpg] Rhodonite from San Martin Mine, Chiurucu, Huanuco, Peru [db_pics/pics/LL537c.jpg] Rhodonite from San Martin Mine, Chiurucu, Huanuco, Peru [db_pics/pics/LL537d.jpg] Rhodonite from San Martin Mine, Chiurucu, Huanuco, Peru [db_pics/pics/LL537e.jpg]

Platy crystal group of deep pink Rhodonite. Good large crystals from a 1989 find. 


LL452 - Azurite with Chrysocolla after Libethenite $ 280 (=~ CAN$ 360)
Burra Burra Copper Mine, Mt Lofty Ranges, South Australia, Australia
miniature - 4.5 x 3 x 2 cm


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Azurite with Chrysocolla after Libethenite from Burra Burra Copper Mine, Mt Lofty Ranges, South Australia, Australia [db_pics/pics/LL452a.jpg] Azurite with Chrysocolla after Libethenite from Burra Burra Copper Mine, Mt Lofty Ranges, South Australia, Australia [db_pics/pics/LL452b.jpg] Azurite with Chrysocolla after Libethenite from Burra Burra Copper Mine, Mt Lofty Ranges, South Australia, Australia [db_pics/pics/LL452c.jpg] Azurite with Chrysocolla after Libethenite from Burra Burra Copper Mine, Mt Lofty Ranges, South Australia, Australia [db_pics/pics/LL452d.jpg]

Platy, electric blue crystals of Azurite with pseudomorphs of Chysocolla after Libethenite. Colorful and unusual Azurite specimen.
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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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