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LL735 - Bournonite with Sphalerite $ 375
Pachapaqui mining district, Bolognesi Province, Áncash, Peru
large cabinet - 17 x 13 x 6 cm


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Bournonite with Sphalerite from Pachapaqui mining district, Bolognesi Province, Áncash, Peru [db_pics/pics/LL735a.jpg] Bournonite with Sphalerite from Pachapaqui mining district, Bolognesi Province, Áncash, Peru [db_pics/pics/LL735b.jpg] Bournonite with Sphalerite from Pachapaqui mining district, Bolognesi Province, Áncash, Peru [db_pics/pics/LL735c.jpg] Bournonite with Sphalerite from Pachapaqui mining district, Bolognesi Province, Áncash, Peru [db_pics/pics/LL735e.jpg] Bournonite with Sphalerite from Pachapaqui mining district, Bolognesi Province, Áncash, Peru [db_pics/pics/LL735f.jpg]

Large specimen of interlocking and individual 'cogwheels' of Bournonite associated with black Sphalerite crystals and minor amounts of Pyrite and Quartz crystals.  A very rich sample loaded with Bournonite.  Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


LL811 - Cuprian Adamite $ 900
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Cuprian Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL811a.jpg] Cuprian Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL811b.jpg] Cuprian Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL811c.jpg] Cuprian Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL811e.jpg]

Limonite vug filled with colorless Calcite and green Cuprian Adamite crystals. This is a particularly fine example sporting large, undamaged crystals of great beauty. The crystal group at the front left is 2cm in size, with an individual crystal 1.2cm in size. The vug itself is lined with black Plattnerite which provides a stunning backdrop to the green and white crystals.


LL20 - Benitoite with Neptunite $ 5500
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 2 cm


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Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL20a.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL20b.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL20c.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL20d.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL20e.jpg]

Classic combination of Benitoite with black Neptunite featuring 2 large Benitoite crystals and a number of smaller crystals. The front crystal is 2.2cm while the one just behind it is also large at 2cm. Importantly, the crystals are sharply formed with good blue color and transparency at the tips. Undamaged.


LL828 - Smokey Quartz (R) $ 2000
Hallelujah Junction area, Washoe Co., Nevada, USA
cabinet - 13.5 x 8.5 x 5.5 cm


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Smokey Quartz (R) from Hallelujah Junction area, Washoe Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL828a.jpg] Smokey Quartz (R) from Hallelujah Junction area, Washoe Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL828b.jpg] Smokey Quartz (R) from Hallelujah Junction area, Washoe Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL828c.jpg] Smokey Quartz (R) from Hallelujah Junction area, Washoe Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL828d.jpg] Smokey Quartz (R) from Hallelujah Junction area, Washoe Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL828i.jpg]

Tall Smokey Quartz scepter on matrix. These are found in sand filled cavities in Granite, usually only as single crystals and less commonly as matrix specimens. It displays a wonderful contrast between the light scepter head and the darker, gem quality stalk. It has one repair at the base of the stalk where it attaches to the matrix. The good luster of the scepter head and the complete transparency of the main crystal make this an exceptional specimen for the locality.


LL21 - Calcite over Wulfenite $ 600
Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Calcite over Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL21a.jpg] Calcite over Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL21b.jpg] Calcite over Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL21c.jpg] Calcite over Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL21d.jpg]

Large, translucent yellow Wulfenite crystals coated by tiny white Calcite crystals. This style is uncommon and the crystals are large, up to 4.5cm across. There are some incomplete crystals along the edges, but an attractive rarity regardless.


LL813 - Woodhouseite $ 1200
Champion Mine, White Mountains, Mono Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 6.2 x 4.5 x 3 cm


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Woodhouseite from Champion Mine, White Mountains, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL813a.jpg] Woodhouseite from Champion Mine, White Mountains, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL813b.jpg] Woodhouseite from Champion Mine, White Mountains, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL813c.jpg] Woodhouseite from Champion Mine, White Mountains, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL813d.jpg] Woodhouseite from Champion Mine, White Mountains, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL813e.jpg]

Specimen of rare Woodhouseite crystals on a Quartz matrix from the now closed Champion Mine. This specimen features large crystals for the species with the largest a perfect 9mm crystal and additional larger crystals of 8mm and 6mm along with smaller crystals over a quartz crystal lined vug. Ex. Marion Godshaw collection with label.


LL801 - Wulfenite $ 2500
Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 5.7 x 4 x 3 cm


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Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL801a.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL801c.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL801d.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL801b.jpg]

Cluster of large, orange/red crystals of Wulfenite on a small amount of matrix. The largest crystal is 3.7cm (an inch and half!) and has some contacting with matrix along the edges. A large, perfect 2.4cm crystal is attached on the right side, along with numerous crystals in the middle. Excellent color and luster. Collected by Jim Clanin in 1984.


LL802 - Malachite $ 900
Morenci, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm


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Malachite from Morenci, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL802a.jpg] Malachite from Morenci, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL802b.jpg] Malachite from Morenci, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL802c.jpg] Malachite from Morenci, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL802d.jpg] Malachite from Morenci, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL802e.jpg]

Hemispherical masses of Malachite to 1.4cm wide from the Morenci Mine. These Malachites are typical for the mine, this specimen with particularly good aesthetics and undamaged.


LL827 - Vivianite $ 450
Tomokoni Mine, Potosi Dept., Bolivia
small cabinet - 6 x 4 x 3 cm


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Vivianite from Tomokoni Mine, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL827a.jpg] Vivianite from Tomokoni Mine, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL827b.jpg] Vivianite from Tomokoni Mine, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL827c.jpg] Vivianite from Tomokoni Mine, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL827d.jpg] Vivianite from Tomokoni Mine, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL827e.jpg]

A 5.5cm green Vivianite crystal with attached red sandstone matrix typical for this find. A beautiful well formed, thick crystal that is transparent to translucent. Complete and undamaged.


LL803 - Pyromorphite $ 1200
Mexico Mine, Roughton Gill, Caldbeck, Allerdale, Cumbria, England, UK
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3 cm


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Pyromorphite from Mexico Mine, Roughton Gill, Caldbeck, Allerdale, Cumbria, England, UK [db_pics/pics/LL803a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Mexico Mine, Roughton Gill, Caldbeck, Allerdale, Cumbria, England, UK [db_pics/pics/LL803b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Mexico Mine, Roughton Gill, Caldbeck, Allerdale, Cumbria, England, UK [db_pics/pics/LL803c.jpg] Pyromorphite from Mexico Mine, Roughton Gill, Caldbeck, Allerdale, Cumbria, England, UK [db_pics/pics/LL803d.jpg] Pyromorphite from Mexico Mine, Roughton Gill, Caldbeck, Allerdale, Cumbria, England, UK [db_pics/pics/LL803e.jpg]

Specimen composed of densely grouped crystals of yellow/green Pyromorphite (nothing but crystals without matrix). Good colored, large Pyromorphites are rare from England. Some information on the locality from MINDAT: 'This property is adjacent to the Roughton Gill mine and exploits the eastward extension of the Roughton Gill (South) vein. It was begun in 1845, and three crosscuts were driven south to cut the vein. Although promising shoots of pyromorphite and cerussite were found early on, the mine proved to be a financial disaster. In the mid-1970's the Cornish mineral dealer Richard Barstow opened a vein exposure near the High Level of the Mexico mine and made a find of excellent pyromorphite of "old time" quality. The locality was subsequently worked by other collectors and further good material was discovered. The site is now backfilled.'


LL808 - Bastnasite $ 400
Zagi Mountain, Peshawar District, Pakistan
thumbnail - 1.7 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm


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Bastnasite from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/LL808a.jpg] Bastnasite from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/LL808b.jpg] Bastnasite from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/LL808c.jpg] Bastnasite from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/LL808d.jpg] Bastnasite from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/LL808e.jpg]

Prismatic single Bastnasite crystal. Translucent to transparent with a rich golden brown color. Zagi Mountain Basnasites are by far the world's best, it's basically a one locality mineral and they won't last forever. 


LL712 - Diaspore $ 350
Pinarcik, Mugla Prov., Turkey
thumbnail - 1.3 x 1.2 x 0.4 cm


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Diaspore from Pinarcik, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/LL712a.jpg] Diaspore from Pinarcik, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/LL712b.jpg] Diaspore from Pinarcik, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/LL712c.jpg] Diaspore from Pinarcik, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/LL712d.jpg]

V-twin crystal of color change Diaspore. From new finds in the mountains near Milas, these new Diaspore crystals are spectacular in color and form. Glassy, flat termination faces on both 'arms'. Good V form, complete and undamaged with just a tiny contact near the bottom tip. Gem quality and transparent inside. Medium purple color in natural sunlight. In all my years of mineral dealing I've never seen Diaspore this good, they transcend any previous Diospore I've seen and won't last forever.


K159 - Brucite $ 200
Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan
small cabinet - 8 x 5 x 3 cm


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Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/k159a.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/k159b.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/k159c.jpg]

Large radial groups of solid Brucite with just a bit of attached matrix. Well crystallized all around and undamaged. Medium yellow color, translucent, thick and sturdy.


LL825 - Mimetite $ 750
San Pedro Corrallitos, Chihuahua, Mexico
thumbnail - 3 x 3 x 2.8 cm


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Mimetite from San Pedro Corrallitos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL825a.jpg] Mimetite from San Pedro Corrallitos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL825b.jpg] Mimetite from San Pedro Corrallitos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL825c.jpg] Mimetite from San Pedro Corrallitos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL825d.jpg] Mimetite from San Pedro Corrallitos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL825e.jpg]

Botryoidal, satiny yellow Mimetite with the best color for the locality. This is old material rarely seen now in this quality (no damage, top color). Very few have this color. It's almost solid Mimetite with a few Calcite crystals intergrown at the bottom. Pristine and undamaged.


LL810 - Fluorite $ 1800
Dal'Negorsk, Primorsky Kray, Russia
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Fluorite from Dal'Negorsk, Primorsky Kray, Russia [db_pics/pics/LL810a.jpg] Fluorite from Dal'Negorsk, Primorsky Kray, Russia [db_pics/pics/LL810b.jpg] Fluorite from Dal'Negorsk, Primorsky Kray, Russia [db_pics/pics/LL810c.jpg] Fluorite from Dal'Negorsk, Primorsky Kray, Russia [db_pics/pics/LL810d.jpg]

Fine example of the classic Dal'Negorsk 'ice-cube' Fluorite. It's so water clear that I keep getting the crystal confused for a Lucite base. There are actually two crystals on matrix (there is a small crystal tucked underneatht he larger main crystal). It's complete all around with a couple tiny chips but in great condition overall. These are hard to come by in this quality.
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