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LL270 - Pyrite $ 60 (=~ £ 44)
Live Oak Pit, Inspiration Mine, Miami, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Pyrite from Live Oak Pit, Inspiration Mine, Miami, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL270a.jpg] Pyrite from Live Oak Pit, Inspiration Mine, Miami, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL270b.jpg] Pyrite from Live Oak Pit, Inspiration Mine, Miami, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL270c.jpg] Pyrite from Live Oak Pit, Inspiration Mine, Miami, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL270d.jpg]

Single octahedral Pyrite crystal from teh famous Inspiration Mine in Arizona. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection acquired by Chuck at the Tucson show in 2001.


LL705 - Anglesite $ 1800 (=~ £ 1334)
Touissit Mine, Morocco
miniature - 4.5 x 4.5 x 4 cm


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Anglesite from Touissit Mine, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL705a.jpg] Anglesite from Touissit Mine, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL705b.jpg] Anglesite from Touissit Mine, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL705c.jpg] Anglesite from Touissit Mine, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL705d.jpg]

Rare Canary yellow Anglesite crystals on a Galena matrix. There are two main crystals to 2.2cm in length. The crystals are highly transparent and complete, with only a tiny nick on the top crystal. Small Cerussite crystals are present in the vug along with the Anglesite. This color is very uncommon to find!


LL729 - Gahnite rough and cut $ 280 (=~ £ 207)
Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria
thumbnail - 0.6 x 0.6 x 0.6 cm


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Gahnite rough and cut from Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/LL729a.jpg] Gahnite rough and cut from Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/LL729b.jpg] Gahnite rough and cut from Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/LL729c.jpg]

Rough and cut set of transparent blue Gahnite. Gahnite is the zinc rich end member and one of the rarer species in the Spinel group of minerals. The crystal is a complete octahedron with one tiny chip on one tip, otherwise perfect and translucent to transparent internally. The gemstone is a round 3mm wide. These were first discovered in 2001 and are found mostly of industrial quality. Though they don't get very large, the color is spectacular. The GIA has written a nice article about these crystals published in Gems & Gemology, Fall 2019, Vol. 55, No. 3.


LL717 - Diaspore $ 350 (=~ £ 259)
Pinarcik, Mugla Prov., Turkey
thumbnail - 1 x 1 x 0.4 cm


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Diaspore from Pinarcik, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/LL717a.jpg] Diaspore from Pinarcik, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/LL717b.jpg] Diaspore from Pinarcik, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/LL717c.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 at the very bottom tip. Gem quality and transparent inside. Medium purple color in natural sunlight.


LL720 - Diaspore $ 300 (=~ £ 222)
Pinarcik, Mugla Prov., Turkey
thumbnail - 1 x 1 x 0.3 cm


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Diaspore from Pinarcik, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/LL720a.jpg] Diaspore from Pinarcik, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/LL720b.jpg] Diaspore from Pinarcik, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/LL720c.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. Gem quality and transparent inside. Medium purple color in natural sunlight.


LL721 - Diaspore $ 300 (=~ £ 222)
Pinarcik, Mugla Prov., Turkey
thumbnail - 1 x 1 x 0.3 cm


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Diaspore from Pinarcik, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/LL721a.jpg] Diaspore from Pinarcik, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/LL721b.jpg] Diaspore from Pinarcik, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/LL721c.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 at the very bottom tip. Gem quality and transparent inside. Medium purple color in natural sunlight.


LL722 - Diaspore $ 380 (=~ £ 282)
Pinarcik, Mugla Prov., Turkey
thumbnail - 1.2 x 1 x 0.4 cm


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Diaspore from Pinarcik, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/LL722a.jpg] Diaspore from Pinarcik, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/LL722b.jpg] Diaspore from Pinarcik, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/LL722c.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. Gem quality and transparent inside. Medium purple color in natural sunlight.


LL672 - Clinoclase $ 400 (=~ £ 296)
Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5.5 x 4 cm


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Clinoclase from Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL672a.jpg] Clinoclase from Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL672b.jpg] Clinoclase from Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL672c.jpg]

Deep blue crystals of Clinoclase on matrix from the now defunct Majuba Hill Mine. The area of crystals is 4cm wide. An excellent example for the locality and of the species.


LL658 - Clinoclase on Cornubite $ 200 (=~ £ 148)
Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA
small cabinet - 5.7 x 3.3 x 0.8 cm


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Clinoclase on Cornubite from Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL658a.jpg] Clinoclase on Cornubite from Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL658b.jpg] Clinoclase on Cornubite from Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL658c.jpg]

Deep blue crystals of Clinoclase over green Cornubite from the now defunct Majuba Hill Mine. Both the front and back have great crystals and display equally well.


LL680 - Amethyst $ 160 (=~ £ 119)
Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico
small cabinet - 7.4 x 6 x 3.5 cm


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Amethyst from Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL680a.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL680b.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL680c.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL680d.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL680h.jpg]

Thin shards of Quartz and silica rich matrix hosting beautiful, undamaged Amethyst crystals. Main crystal is 4cm and double-terminated. Ex. Chuck Trantham and Al McGuinness collections.


LL709 - Neptunite with Benitoite $ 275 (=~ £ 204)
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 2.7 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Neptunite with Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL709a.jpg] Neptunite with Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL709b.jpg] Neptunite with Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL709c.jpg] Neptunite with Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL709e.jpg]

Well terminated Neptunite crystal with two attached Benitoite crystals.


LL659 - Clinoclase on Cornubite $ 200 (=~ £ 148)
Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA
miniature - 4.7 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Clinoclase on Cornubite from Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL659a.jpg] Clinoclase on Cornubite from Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL659b.jpg] Clinoclase on Cornubite from Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL659c.jpg]

Deep blue crystals of Clinoclase over green Cornubite from the now defunct Majuba Hill Mine. Both the front and back have great crystals.


LL778 - Andradite $ 150 (=~ £ 111)
Strawberry Mine, Madera Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 5.5 x 3 cm


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Andradite from Strawberry Mine, Madera Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL778a.jpg] Andradite from Strawberry Mine, Madera Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL778b.jpg] Andradite from Strawberry Mine, Madera Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL778c.jpg] Andradite from Strawberry Mine, Madera Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL778d.jpg]

Gemmy red Andradite crystals to 7mm covering the front of a massive Andradite matrix. Collected by Len Pisciotta, he told me it's the best one he found.


LL737 - Tourmaline $ 350 (=~ £ 259)
Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA
miniature - 3.8 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm


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Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL737a.jpg] Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL737b.jpg] Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL737c.jpg] Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL737d.jpg]

Transparent pink Tourmaline crystal. Well terminated and free of any internal fracturing. Weighs 4.85 grams. Ex. Bryant Harris collection and mined in 1969.


LL738 - Benitoite $ 450 (=~ £ 333)
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 2 x 1.8 x 1.3 cm


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Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL738a.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL738b.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL738c.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL738d.jpg]

Single Benitoite with 'textbook' form. Benitoite is the only mineral that crystallizes in the trigonal bipyramidal form, a form that was only hypothesized prior to it's discovery. Here you have a perfect example of the rare form (and a rare mineral). It looks almost like a crystal model. Thick and complete all around, with Crossite inclusions.

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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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