Selected Specimens

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LL812 - Vivianite $ 800
Huanuni Mine, Dalence Prov., Oruru Department, Bolivia
miniature - 4.5 x 2.4 x 1.4 cm


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Vivianite from Huanuni Mine, Dalence Prov., Oruru Department, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL812a.jpg] Vivianite from Huanuni Mine, Dalence Prov., Oruru Department, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL812b.jpg] Vivianite from Huanuni Mine, Dalence Prov., Oruru Department, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL812c.jpg] Vivianite from Huanuni Mine, Dalence Prov., Oruru Department, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL812e.jpg] Vivianite from Huanuni Mine, Dalence Prov., Oruru Department, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL812.mp4]

Transparent blue/green double-terminated Vivianite crystal with attached radial crystals of Siderite. Complete all around and undamaged. This one has it all - great color, transparency, and double-terminated form which is uncommon.


LL804 - Roselite $ 1500
Bou Azzer Mine, Ouarzazate Province, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5.3 x 4 cm


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Roselite from Bou Azzer Mine, Ouarzazate Province, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL804a.jpg] Roselite from Bou Azzer Mine, Ouarzazate Province, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL804b.jpg] Roselite from Bou Azzer Mine, Ouarzazate Province, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL804c.jpg] Roselite from Bou Azzer Mine, Ouarzazate Province, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL804d.jpg]

Beautiful and glassy large magenta Roselite crystals lining a shallow vug. Robust crystals to 8mm in size that are lustrous and transparent. The color and quality of this specimen will light up and energize any mineral display.


LL873 - Fluorite $ 1200
Xianghuau Mine, Chenzhou, Hunan, China
cabinet - 15 x 8 x 4 cm


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Fluorite from Xianghuau Mine, Chenzhou, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/LL873a.jpg] Fluorite from Xianghuau Mine, Chenzhou, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/LL873b.jpg] Fluorite from Xianghuau Mine, Chenzhou, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/LL873c.jpg] Fluorite from Xianghuau Mine, Chenzhou, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/LL873d.jpg] Fluorite from Xianghuau Mine, Chenzhou, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/LL873e.jpg]

Transparent green crystals to Fluorite to 3.5cm on matrix. These are often found as solid masses of Fluorite crystals without matrix and this one is uncommon for the well isolated crystals on matrix. A beautiful large and showy specimen in great condition. An older piece, I have owned this specimen for about 20 years.


LL842 - Barite $ 850
Clara Mine, Wolfach, Schwarzwald, Germany
cabinet - 13.5 x 7 x 4 cm


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Barite from Clara Mine, Wolfach, Schwarzwald, Germany [db_pics/pics/LL842a.jpg] Barite from Clara Mine, Wolfach, Schwarzwald, Germany [db_pics/pics/LL842b.jpg] Barite from Clara Mine, Wolfach, Schwarzwald, Germany [db_pics/pics/LL842c.jpg] Barite from Clara Mine, Wolfach, Schwarzwald, Germany [db_pics/pics/LL842d.jpg] Barite from Clara Mine, Wolfach, Schwarzwald, Germany [db_pics/pics/LL842e.jpg] Barite from Clara Mine, Wolfach, Schwarzwald, Germany [db_pics/pics/LL842f.jpg]

Translucent, bright yellow Barite crystals over an earlier generation of white Barite. Well crystallized on both sides with strong, saturated yellow color and in great condition overall. These old German Barites are uncommon to find now. Comes with a number of old labels including the Lesnicks, the William Hiss collection, and Kristalle. A John Durkos label indicates it was purchased from the Lesnicks at the 1981 Franklin mineral show.


LL838 - Eosphorite $ 2000
Mendez Pimentel, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 8.5 x 5.5 x 4 cm


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Eosphorite from Mendez Pimentel, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/LL838a.jpg] Eosphorite from Mendez Pimentel, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/LL838b.jpg] Eosphorite from Mendez Pimentel, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/LL838c.jpg] Eosphorite from Mendez Pimentel, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/LL838f.jpg]

Large specimen of solid, intergrown Eosphorite crystals. The smaller terminated crystals on the front reach 2cm in size, and there are etched, partial crystals of Brazilianite on the back. These are huge crystals for the species, which are most commonly seen as tiny 1cm or so crystals on Rose Quartz. Collected by well known mineraologist Dick Gaines, likely in the late 1960s to early 1970s, a true connoisseurs specimen.


LL884 - Vanadinite on Wulfenite $ 1500
San Carlos, Chihuahua, Mexico
cabinet - 14 x 9 x 7 cm


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Vanadinite on Wulfenite from San Carlos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL884a.jpg] Vanadinite on Wulfenite from San Carlos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL884c.jpg] Vanadinite on Wulfenite from San Carlos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL884d.jpg] Vanadinite on Wulfenite from San Carlos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL884e.jpg] Vanadinite on Wulfenite from San Carlos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL884f.jpg]

Colorful, well crystallized specimen composed of white Calcite covered by orange Wulfenite partially covered by red Vanadinite. The Wulfenite are bright and lustrous with crystals mostly in 3-5mm size range with some crystals up to 1cm. Big and showy, loaded with crystals all over, including the back which is mostly white Calcite crystals. Comes with an old Lidstroms label.


LL885 - Calcite $ 450
Dal'Negorsk, Russia
small cabinet - 9 x 5 x 5 cm


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Calcite from Dal'Negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/LL885a.jpg] Calcite from Dal'Negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/LL885b.jpg] Calcite from Dal'Negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/LL885c.jpg] Calcite from Dal'Negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/LL885f.jpg]

Cluster of large, scalenohedral Calcite crystals. These are beautiful, shimmering and transparent, some with the transparent crystals over a more translucent earlier generation of Calcite. Except for a tiny cleave on one tip, the entire cluster is complete all around and undamaged. Much better than photos!! A real jewel of  a specimen.


LL861 - Veszelyite $ 350
Dongchuan, Kunming, Yunnan, China
miniature - 5 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Veszelyite from Dongchuan, Kunming, Yunnan, China [db_pics/pics/LL861a.jpg] Veszelyite from Dongchuan, Kunming, Yunnan, China [db_pics/pics/LL861b.jpg] Veszelyite from Dongchuan, Kunming, Yunnan, China [db_pics/pics/LL861c.JPG] Veszelyite from Dongchuan, Kunming, Yunnan, China [db_pics/pics/LL861d.jpg]

Veszelyite from ANYWHERE are rare and desireable. This recently mined specimen features a sharp 7mm crystal of vivid blue Veszelyite crystal on matrix. This is from a new find made in July 2020 at an old Zinc mine located about about 400 kilometers away from previous Veszelyite finds made at the Laochang Mine (also in Yunnan Prov.).


LL862 - Veszelyite $ 400
Dongchuan, Kunming, Yunnan, China
small cabinet - 5.5 x 2.7 x 2.5 cm


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Veszelyite from Dongchuan, Kunming, Yunnan, China [db_pics/pics/LL862a.jpg] Veszelyite from Dongchuan, Kunming, Yunnan, China [db_pics/pics/LL862b.jpg] Veszelyite from Dongchuan, Kunming, Yunnan, China [db_pics/pics/LL862c.jpg] Veszelyite from Dongchuan, Kunming, Yunnan, China [db_pics/pics/LL862d.jpg]

Veszelyite from ANYWHERE are rare and desireable. This recently mined specimen features a number of crystal groups of vivid blue Veszelyite to 7mm in size on matrix. This is from a new find made in July 2020 at an old Zinc mine located about about 400 kilometers away from previous Veszelyite finds made at the Laochang Mine (also in Yunnan Prov.).


LL876 - Wulfenite $ 500
Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona
thumbnail - 3 x 2.2 x 1.8 cm


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Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/LL876a.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/LL876b.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/LL876c.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/LL876d.jpg]

Cluster of Red Cloud Wulfenite with crystals to 1.7cm. The crystals are glassy with areas of transparency and the great color that made this mine famous.


LL881 - Dioptase $ 1250
Ray Mine, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
cabinet - 13 x 8.5 x 4 cm


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Dioptase from Ray Mine, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL881a.jpg] Dioptase from Ray Mine, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL881b.jpg] Dioptase from Ray Mine, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL881c.jpg] Dioptase from Ray Mine, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL881d.jpg] Dioptase from Ray Mine, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL881e.jpg]

Beautiful large specimen of Dioptase on drusy Quartz over Chrysocolla and Malachite. This looks like something out of Africa rather than the USA, but it's old Arizona material with large isolated Dioptase crystals to 7mm in size. A big and colorful Arizona classic that will add pop to a mineral case.


LL865 - Descloizite $ 350
Berg Aukas, Grootfontein, Namibia
small cabinet - 6.5 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Descloizite from Berg Aukas, Grootfontein, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL865a.jpg] Descloizite from Berg Aukas, Grootfontein, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL865b.jpg] Descloizite from Berg Aukas, Grootfontein, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL865c.jpg] Descloizite from Berg Aukas, Grootfontein, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL865d.jpg]

Well defined, spikey 'spear point' Descloizite crystals covering a thin matrix. The central star cluster displays crystals sticking out in all directions and rainbow iridescence. Undamaged with much more character than most.


LL850 - Mimetite $ 950
Bilbao Mine, La Blanca, Ojocaliente Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico
cabinet - 11 x 5.5 x 5.5 cm


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Mimetite from Bilbao Mine, La Blanca, Ojocaliente Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL850a.jpg] Mimetite from Bilbao Mine, La Blanca, Ojocaliente Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL850b.jpg] Mimetite from Bilbao Mine, La Blanca, Ojocaliente Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL850c.jpg] Mimetite from Bilbao Mine, La Blanca, Ojocaliente Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL850d.jpg] Mimetite from Bilbao Mine, La Blanca, Ojocaliente Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL850e.jpg] Mimetite from Bilbao Mine, La Blanca, Ojocaliente Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL850f.jpg]

Deep yellow mounds of Mimetite partially covered by Calcite crystals from a lesser known Mexican Mine that produced these specimens decades ago (1950s). Some of the mounds show growth on top of more hexagonal, barrel-shaped crystals of the same color, distinctly Pyromorphite-like in form. There are also areas with black Plattnerite on the Mimetite.


LL845 - Smithsonite $ 600
Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico
cabinet - 10.5 x 7 x 5 cm


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Smithsonite from Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL845a.jpg] Smithsonite from Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL845b.jpg] Smithsonite from Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL845c.jpg] Smithsonite from Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL845d.jpg] Smithsonite from Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL845e.jpg]

Mounds of satiny pink Smithsonite from Choix. A beautiful uniform pink color with areas more purple near the top. Bi-color Smithsonite from this locality is uncommon. Undamaged with great sparkling luster.


CT608 - Chambersite $ 250
Venice Salt Dome, Lousiana, USA
thumbnail - 0.65 x 0.65 x 0.65 cm


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Chambersite from Venice Salt Dome, Lousiana, USA [db_pics/pics/CT608a.jpg] Chambersite from Venice Salt Dome, Lousiana, USA [db_pics/pics/CT608b.jpg] Chambersite from Venice Salt Dome, Lousiana, USA [db_pics/pics/CT608c.jpg]

Complete tetrahedron of Chambersite, a rare mineral found in salt formations in a small number of localities worldwide. There is damage along one edge, otherwise it's perfect with a great purple color. This locality is on a narrow strip of land that extends out into the Gulf of Mexico to the southeast of New Orleans in an area that was severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina. This crystal was collected by Fred Pough in 1970. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.
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