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LL226 - Wulfenite $ 75
Mammoth-Saint Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
miniature - 3.2 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm


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Wulfenite from Mammoth-Saint Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL226a.jpg] Wulfenite from Mammoth-Saint Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL226b.jpg] Wulfenite from Mammoth-Saint Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL226c.jpg] Wulfenite from Mammoth-Saint Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL226d.jpg] Wulfenite from Mammoth-Saint Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL226e.jpg] Wulfenite from Mammoth-Saint Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL226f.jpg]

Tabular yellow transparent Wulfenite crystals on matrix.


LL223 - Wulfenite $ 250
Melissa Mine, Trigo Mtns., Yuma Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4.5 x 3 cm


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Wulfenite from Melissa Mine, Trigo Mtns., Yuma Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL223a.jpg] Wulfenite from Melissa Mine, Trigo Mtns., Yuma Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL223b.jpg] Wulfenite from Melissa Mine, Trigo Mtns., Yuma Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL223c.jpg] Wulfenite from Melissa Mine, Trigo Mtns., Yuma Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL223d.jpg]

Small red bipyramidal Wulfenite crystals on matrix, characteristic form for this mine.


LL224 - Wulfenite $ 120
Mammoth-Saint Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
miniature - 3.6 x 2.7 x 2 cm


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Wulfenite from Mammoth-Saint Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL224a.jpg] Wulfenite from Mammoth-Saint Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL224b.jpg] Wulfenite from Mammoth-Saint Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL224c.jpg] Wulfenite from Mammoth-Saint Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL224d.jpg] Wulfenite from Mammoth-Saint Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL224e.jpg]

Tabular yellow transparent Wulfenite crystals on matrix.


LL227 - Wulfenite $ 200
Defiance Mine, Gleeson, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 4 x 2 cm


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Wulfenite from Defiance Mine, Gleeson, Cochise County, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL227a.jpg] Wulfenite from Defiance Mine, Gleeson, Cochise County, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL227b.jpg] Wulfenite from Defiance Mine, Gleeson, Cochise County, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL227c.jpg] Wulfenite from Defiance Mine, Gleeson, Cochise County, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL227d.jpg]

Delicate, transparent crystals of Wulfenite with small Calcite crystals.


LL220 - Wulfenite $ 150
Mammoth-Saint Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 5.1 x 3.5 x 2.2 cm


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Wulfenite from Mammoth-Saint Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL220a.jpg] Wulfenite from Mammoth-Saint Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL220b.jpg] Wulfenite from Mammoth-Saint Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL220c.jpg] Wulfenite from Mammoth-Saint Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL220d.jpg] Wulfenite from Mammoth-Saint Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL220e.jpg]

Thick, solid cluster of intergrown Wulfenite crystals.


LL184 - Lepidolite on Microcline $ 220
Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA
cabinet - 11 x 6.5 x 6 cm


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Lepidolite on Microcline from Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL184a.jpg] Lepidolite on Microcline from Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL184c.jpg] Lepidolite on Microcline from Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL184d.jpg] Lepidolite on Microcline from Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL184e.jpg] Lepidolite on Microcline from Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL184f.jpg]

Large, blocky Carlsbad-twinned Microcline crystal with attached purple Lepidolite and white blades of Albite. These are classics from the Himalaya Mine and like most, shows light etching on the sides. Large and complete all around with no damage.


D177 - Rhodochrosite $ 7500
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5 x 2.5 cm


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Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/d177a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/d177b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/d177c.jpg] Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/d177d.jpg]

Cluster of large, deep red scalenohedral Rhodo crystals. Individual crystals to 1.5cm in size. There are a few cleaved tips but most are perfect.


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.


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.
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13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36
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

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