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LL569 - Neptunite $ 280 (=~ £ 207)
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 2.7 x 1.3 x 1.3 cm


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Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL569c.jpg] Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL569d.jpg] Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL569e.jpg] Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL569f.jpg]

An unusually stout, lustrous Neptunite specimen. A large, partially double-terminated crystal with glossy surface luster sits atop a smaller partial crystal. It's rare to find them like this.


LL561 - Benitoite with Neptunite $ 280 (=~ £ 207)
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.3 x 2 cm


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Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL561a.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL561b.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL561c.jpg]

Classic combination of blue Benitoite and black Neptunite crystals on schist matrix with white Natrolite. The Neptunite is well terminated and the Benitoite has smooth lustrous faces and gem zones.


LL564 - Benitoite $ 250 (=~ £ 185)
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
miniature - 3.2 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL564a.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL564b.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL564c.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL564d.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL564e.jpg]

Classic blue Benitoite crystal rising up off a schist matrix with white Natrolite. The Benitoite is 1.3cm wide and there are also two additional small Benitoites present.


LL557 - Benitoite with Neptunite $ 350 (=~ £ 259)
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 2.3 cm


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Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL557a.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL557b.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL557c.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL557e.jpg]

Blue Benitoite crystals 1.1cm on schist matrix with white Natrolite and black Neptunite crystals.


LL558 - Neptunite $ 350 (=~ £ 259)
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
miniature - 3.7 x 2.5 x 2.3 cm


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Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL558a.jpg] Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL558b.jpg] Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL558d.jpg]

Lustrous black 2.9cm Neptunite crystal on schist matrix with white Natrolite. The Neptunite crystal is double-terminated and undamaged.


LL565 - Benitoite with Neptunite $ 290 (=~ £ 215)
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 2.6 x 2 x 1.7 cm


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Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL565a.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL565b.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL565c.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL565d.jpg]

Two blue Benitoite crystals rising up off a schist matrix with white Natrolite and small Neptunite crystals. The Benitoite crystals reach 1.1cm in size.


LL580 - Benitoite $ 220 (=~ £ 163)
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm


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Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL580a.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL580b.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL580c.jpg]

Four blue Benitoite crystals to 8mm on a schist matrix with white Natrolite. The Benitoite deep blue color and some trnasparency.


LL605 - Barite $ 3500 (=~ £ 2594)
Frizington, Cumbria, England
cabinet - 13 x 9 x 8 cm


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Barite from Frizington, Cumbria, England [db_pics/pics/LL605a.jpg] Barite from Frizington, Cumbria, England [db_pics/pics/LL605b.jpg] Barite from Frizington, Cumbria, England [db_pics/pics/LL605c.jpg] Barite from Frizington, Cumbria, England [db_pics/pics/LL605d.jpg]

Superb glassy partly transparent and gemmy blue barite crystal, 9.5cm tall and 1.6cm thick, attached to a second large Barite crystals on Hematite matrix. The Barite crystals have some red colouration due to hematite staining. This is an old English classic likely mined in the 1800s. There are a couple very minimal edge chips, otherwise undamaged and complete. Ex. Bob Reynolds collection #0293.


LL607 - Barite $ 900 (=~ £ 667)
Herja Mine, Chiuzbaia, Baia Mare, Maramureș Co., Romania
cabinet - 10.5 x 8 x 8 cm


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Barite from Herja Mine, Chiuzbaia, Baia Mare, Maramureș Co., Romania [db_pics/pics/LL607a.jpg] Barite from Herja Mine, Chiuzbaia, Baia Mare, Maramureș Co., Romania [db_pics/pics/LL607b.jpg] Barite from Herja Mine, Chiuzbaia, Baia Mare, Maramureș Co., Romania [db_pics/pics/LL607c.jpg] Barite from Herja Mine, Chiuzbaia, Baia Mare, Maramureș Co., Romania [db_pics/pics/LL607d.jpg]

Highly glassy, lustrous blue Barite crystals on matrix. The Barite crystals reach 3cm in size and are in great condition with very minimal chipping. The crystals wrap around to the backside too. Ex. Bob Reynolds collection #0314.


LL548 - Acanthite $ 400 (=~ £ 296)
Rayas Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Acanthite from Rayas Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL548a.jpg] Acanthite from Rayas Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL548b.jpg] Acanthite from Rayas Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL548c.jpg] Acanthite from Rayas Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL548d.jpg] Acanthite from Rayas Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL548e.jpg]

Sculptural cluster of Acanthite crystals rising up off matrix. Undamaged and displays well from any angle. Ex. Bob Reynolds collection.


LL210 - Gormanite $ 125 (=~ £ 93)
Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada
miniature - 4.5 x 3 x 1.5 cm


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Gormanite from Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL210a.jpg] Gormanite from Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL210b.jpg] Gormanite from Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL210c.jpg]

Radial crystals cluster of green Gormanite 1.5cm in diameter. Gormanite is an uncommon phosphate mineral that was sometimes found at this locality. Ex. Bob Reynolds collection.


LL608 - Barite with Sphalerite $ 900 (=~ £ 667)
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA
cabinet - 11.5 x 9 x 9 cm


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Barite with Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/LL608a.jpg] Barite with Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/LL608b.jpg] Barite with Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/LL608c.jpg] Barite with Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/LL608d.jpg] Barite with Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/LL608e.jpg] Barite with Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/LL608g.jpg]

Spherical cluster of white Barite on a narrow strip of Dolstone matrix. Hemispherical masses of Barite like this were common enough from Elmwood, but I've never before seen such a complete sphere. The Barite sphere is 9cm in size and is intergrown with small Sphalerite and yellow Calcite crystals. Unusual and undamaged with Sphalerite crystals attached to the matrix. Ex. Bob Reynolds collection #0278.


LL477 - Marcasite on Sphalerite $ 220 (=~ £ 163)
Picher Field, Ottawa Co., Oklahoma, USA
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Marcasite on Sphalerite from Picher Field, Ottawa Co., Oklahoma, USA [db_pics/pics/LL477a.jpg] Marcasite on Sphalerite from Picher Field, Ottawa Co., Oklahoma, USA [db_pics/pics/LL477b.jpg] Marcasite on Sphalerite from Picher Field, Ottawa Co., Oklahoma, USA [db_pics/pics/LL477c.jpg] Marcasite on Sphalerite from Picher Field, Ottawa Co., Oklahoma, USA [db_pics/pics/LL477d.jpg]

Golden Marcasite crystals atop black Sphalerite. Undamaged and highly aesthetic. Ex. Bob Reynolds collection.


LL584 - Cassiterite on Quartz $ 850 (=~ £ 630)
Viloco Mine, Loayza Province, La Paz, Bolivia
small cabinet - 8.5 x 7 x 3.5 cm


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Cassiterite on Quartz from Viloco Mine, Loayza Province, La Paz, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL584a.jpg] Cassiterite on Quartz from Viloco Mine, Loayza Province, La Paz, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL584b.jpg] Cassiterite on Quartz from Viloco Mine, Loayza Province, La Paz, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL584c.jpg] Cassiterite on Quartz from Viloco Mine, Loayza Province, La Paz, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL584d.jpg]

Lustrous black Cassiterite crystals to 2.3cm associated with Quartz crystals. Ex. Bob Reynolds collection.


LL587 - Quartz var. Ametrine $ 750 (=~ £ 556)
Anahi Mine, La Gaiba Mining District, Santa Cruz, Bolivia
cabinet - 11.8 x 4 x 3 cm


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Quartz var. Ametrine from Anahi Mine, La Gaiba Mining District, Santa Cruz, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL587a.jpg] Quartz var. Ametrine from Anahi Mine, La Gaiba Mining District, Santa Cruz, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL587b.jpg] Quartz var. Ametrine from Anahi Mine, La Gaiba Mining District, Santa Cruz, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL587c.jpg] Quartz var. Ametrine from Anahi Mine, La Gaiba Mining District, Santa Cruz, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL587e.jpg]

Large transparent crystal of Ametrine (Quartz that is part Amethyst and part Citrine). It has typical etched form with a flat faces on the termination. Color zones of purple and yellow can be sieen inside this transparent crystal. There are two small dings otherwise this is perfect and one of the better examples I've seen. Ex. Bob Reynolds collection.
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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

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