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LL883 - Barite $ 350 (=~ CAN$ 450)
La Union, Murcia, Cartagena, Spain
cabinet - 13 x 6 x 5.5 cm


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Barite from La Union, Murcia, Cartagena, Spain [db_pics/pics/LL883a.jpg] Barite from La Union, Murcia, Cartagena, Spain [db_pics/pics/LL883b.jpg] Barite from La Union, Murcia, Cartagena, Spain [db_pics/pics/LL883d.jpg] Barite from La Union, Murcia, Cartagena, Spain [db_pics/pics/LL883f.jpg] Barite from La Union, Murcia, Cartagena, Spain [db_pics/pics/LL883g.jpg]

Long, feathery crystal cluster of white Barite. A floater with no points of attachment. Elegant and beautiful specimen. A natural work of art.


LL848 - Olivenite on Quartz $ 1850 (=~ CAN$ 2377)
Wheal Gorland, St Day, Cornwall, England
miniature - 4.5 x 4.2 x 3.2 cm


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Olivenite on Quartz from Wheal Gorland, St Day, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/LL848a.jpg] Olivenite on Quartz from Wheal Gorland, St Day, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/LL848b.jpg] Olivenite on Quartz from Wheal Gorland, St Day, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/LL848c.jpg] Olivenite on Quartz from Wheal Gorland, St Day, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/LL848d.jpg] Olivenite on Quartz from Wheal Gorland, St Day, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/LL848e.jpg]

Superb quality, lustrous Olivenite crystals grown atop the tips of milky white Quartz crystals. Individual Olivenite crystals reach 5mm in size. Rare, old time material seldom seen available for sale.


LL849 - Adamite $ 2400 (=~ CAN$ 3084)
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
small cabinet - 8.2 x 5.2 x 4 cm


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Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL849a.jpg] Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL849b.jpg] Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL849c.jpg] Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL849d.jpg]

Glassy white to purple Adamite crystals densely covering a small bit of matrix (it appears to be about 95% solid Adamite). Uncommon in color and form, with many flat lying, double-terminated crystals, the largest 2cm in size. Glassy, lustrous crystals, many transparent terminations. Pristine. Out of the thousands of Mapimi Adamites out there, this one is a rarity. Much better than photos.


LL819 - Wulfenite $ 1800 (=~ CAN$ 2313)
Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.2 x 0.8 cm


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Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/LL819a.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/LL819b.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/LL819c.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/LL819d.jpg]

Bright orange/red crystals of Red Cloud Wulfenite. The crystals are parallel grown, glassy with the great color that made this mine famous. There are transparent sections in the crystals.  Very trivial edge chipping on one side, essentially pristine.


LL857 - Wardite $ 500 (=~ CAN$ 642)
Rapid Creek, Yukon Territory, Canada
miniature - 4.8 x 4.2 x 3 cm


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Wardite from Rapid Creek, Yukon Territory, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL857a.jpg] Wardite from Rapid Creek, Yukon Territory, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL857c.jpg] Wardite from Rapid Creek, Yukon Territory, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL857d.jpg] Wardite from Rapid Creek, Yukon Territory, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL857e.jpg]

Large, sharp octahedral Wardite crystals on matrix. The largest crystal is 1.7cm wide and pristine. This is an old Al Ordway specimen with label.


LL858 - Vanadinite on Goethite $ 1250 (=~ CAN$ 1606)
Taouz, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
small cabinet - 5.3 x 4.3 x 3.5 cm


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Vanadinite on Goethite from Taouz, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL858a.jpg] Vanadinite on Goethite from Taouz, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL858b.jpg] Vanadinite on Goethite from Taouz, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL858c.jpg] Vanadinite on Goethite from Taouz, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL858d.jpg] Vanadinite on Goethite from Taouz, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL858e.jpg] Vanadinite on Goethite from Taouz, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL858f.jpg] Vanadinite on Goethite from Taouz, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL858.mp4]

Highly sculptural specimen of red Vanadinite crystals grown on a stalactitic formation of black Goethite. Well crystallized all around and amazingly, all the Vanadinite crystals are perfect and complete. Many of the small Vanadinite crystals are TRANSPARENT, which is rare.


LL882 - Axinite with Quartz $ 750 (=~ CAN$ 964)
New Melones Reservoir, Calaveras Co., California, USA
cabinet - 10 x 9 x 9 cm


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Axinite with Quartz from New Melones Reservoir, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL882a.jpg] Axinite with Quartz from New Melones Reservoir, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL882b.jpg] Axinite with Quartz from New Melones Reservoir, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL882d.jpg] Axinite with Quartz from New Melones Reservoir, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL882e.jpg] Axinite with Quartz from New Melones Reservoir, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL882f.jpg]

Tall cluster of glassy purple Axinite crystals. The Axinite are grown atop a green matrix with large Quartz crystals on the bottom. This is a specimen that could be trimmed into multiple good pieces.  This is good specimen for a California collector or  someone inclined to trim out a great small cabinet piece.  One of the Quartz has nice inclusions of Axinite crystals, which are cut and sold by the carat by lapidary enthusiasts.


LL837 - Pyromorphite $ 1800 (=~ CAN$ 2313)
Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China
small cabinet - 8 x 6.5 x 5 cm


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Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LL837a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LL837b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LL837c.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LL837d.jpg]

This specimen is loaded with bright, lime green crystals of Pyromorphite, with a central crystal group 3cm wide that spans the entire vug. Translucent green crystals with top color and in near pristine condition.


LL841 - Grossular $ 500 (=~ CAN$ 642)
Sierra de Cruces, Sierra Mojada Municipality, Coahuila, Mexico
small cabinet - 6.2 x 6 x 4.5 cm


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Grossular from Sierra de Cruces, Sierra Mojada Municipality, Coahuila, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL841a.jpg] Grossular from Sierra de Cruces, Sierra Mojada Municipality, Coahuila, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL841b.jpg] Grossular from Sierra de Cruces, Sierra Mojada Municipality, Coahuila, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL841c.jpg] Grossular from Sierra de Cruces, Sierra Mojada Municipality, Coahuila, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL841d.jpg]

Large single Grossular crystal with textbook form and good size for the locality (once known as 'Lake Jaco'). It's complete all around (with a contact indentation on the bottom where it was attached to another crystal) with good luster and is translucent with small gemmy areas. These classic large Grossulars were found in the 1960s.


LL875 - Cyanotrichite with Brochantite $ 500 (=~ CAN$ 642)
Grandview Mine, Grand Canyon, Coconino Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 6 x 4 cm


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Cyanotrichite with Brochantite from Grandview Mine, Grand Canyon, Coconino Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL875a.jpg] Cyanotrichite with Brochantite from Grandview Mine, Grand Canyon, Coconino Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL875b.jpg] Cyanotrichite with Brochantite from Grandview Mine, Grand Canyon, Coconino Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL875c.jpg] Cyanotrichite with Brochantite from Grandview Mine, Grand Canyon, Coconino Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL875d.jpg] Cyanotrichite with Brochantite from Grandview Mine, Grand Canyon, Coconino Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL875e.jpg] Cyanotrichite with Brochantite from Grandview Mine, Grand Canyon, Coconino Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL875f.jpg]

Beautiful bright blue spherical clusters of Cyanotrichite, dark green Brochantite, and light blue/green Chalcoalumite. Good crystals on all sides of specimen. These specimens are very hard to come by now as the locality is now part of Grand Canyon National Park. This old copper mine began operation in 1892, stopped operation around 1907, and became a part of the national park system in 1940. The specimen is likely over 100 years old!


LL851 - Erythrite $ 1600 (=~ CAN$ 2056)
Bou Azzer Mine, Ouarzazate Province, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
small cabinet - 6.5 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm


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Erythrite from Bou Azzer Mine, Ouarzazate Province, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL851a.jpg] Erythrite from Bou Azzer Mine, Ouarzazate Province, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL851b.jpg] Erythrite from Bou Azzer Mine, Ouarzazate Province, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL851c.jpg] Erythrite from Bou Azzer Mine, Ouarzazate Province, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL851d.jpg]

Crystals of bright purple Erythrite with individual crystals to 3cm in size. Excellent for the species!


LL844 - Mimetite var. Campylite $ 3500 (=~ CAN$ 4498)
Dry Gill Mine, Caldbeck, Allerdale, Cumbria, England
small cabinet - 8.3 x 5 x 4 cm


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Mimetite var. Campylite from Dry Gill Mine, Caldbeck, Allerdale, Cumbria, England [db_pics/pics/LL844a.jpg] Mimetite var. Campylite from Dry Gill Mine, Caldbeck, Allerdale, Cumbria, England [db_pics/pics/LL844b.jpg] Mimetite var. Campylite from Dry Gill Mine, Caldbeck, Allerdale, Cumbria, England [db_pics/pics/LL844c.jpg] Mimetite var. Campylite from Dry Gill Mine, Caldbeck, Allerdale, Cumbria, England [db_pics/pics/LL844d.jpg] Mimetite var. Campylite from Dry Gill Mine, Caldbeck, Allerdale, Cumbria, England [db_pics/pics/LL844e.jpg]

Spherical clusters of yellow Mimetite var. Campylite on matrix of Quartz coated by black manganese oxides, which provide a nice contrast to the yellow Campylite. The main crystal is perfect and exceptionally large at 1.5cm wide. An old specimen from early workings at the mine. An antique, hand written label from the Paris Natural History Museum that came with the specimen shows a date of 1906.


LL878 - Selenite on Calcite casts $ 1250 (=~ CAN$ 1606)
Darwin Mining District, Darwin Hills, Inyo Co., California, USA
cabinet - 15 x 9 x 6.5 cm


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Selenite on Calcite casts from Darwin Mining District, Darwin Hills, Inyo Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL878a.jpg] Selenite on Calcite casts from Darwin Mining District, Darwin Hills, Inyo Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL878b.jpg] Selenite on Calcite casts from Darwin Mining District, Darwin Hills, Inyo Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL878d.jpg] Selenite on Calcite casts from Darwin Mining District, Darwin Hills, Inyo Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL878h.jpg]

Large, transparent colorless Gypsum var. Selenite crystals atop cream-colored Calcite casts. The Calcite has attached and included small crystals of a golden metallic mineral, possibly Pyrite. The largest Selenite is 6.2cm and pristine. An exceptional specimen for the locality. A very artistic and sculptural specimen.


LL877 - Stephanite $ 600 (=~ CAN$ 771)
Proano Mine, Fresnillo de González Echeverría, Fresnillo Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico
thumbnail - 1.6 x 1.3 x 1.3 cm


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Stephanite from Proano Mine, Fresnillo de González Echeverría, Fresnillo Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL877a.jpg] Stephanite from Proano Mine, Fresnillo de González Echeverría, Fresnillo Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL877b.jpg] Stephanite from Proano Mine, Fresnillo de González Echeverría, Fresnillo Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL877c.jpg] Stephanite from Proano Mine, Fresnillo de González Echeverría, Fresnillo Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL877d.jpg]

Exquisite cluster of silvery Stephanite crystals with attached Pyrite. There are 4 main crystals in the cluster, the largest 1cm on the diagonal. This is a floater group with no contacts, perfect and undamaged. A rare, superb Silver mineral, better than photos.


LL852 - Dioptase $ 750 (=~ CAN$ 964)
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4.7 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL852a.jpg] Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL852b.jpg] Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL852c.jpg] Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL852d.jpg] Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL852e.jpg]

Large, lustrous emerald green Dioptase crystals. There are some superb, large crystals on this specimen with crystals to 1.5cm in size. They are also in great condition with any damaged/incomplete crystals limited to the edges where it broke away from the pocket.
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