Selected Specimens

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LV363 - Strontianite $ 275
Meckley's Quarry, Mandata, Northumberland Co., Pennsylvania, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 2.5 cm


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Strontianite from Meckley's Quarry, Mandata, Northumberland Co., Pennsylvania, USA [db_pics/pics/LV363a.jpg] Strontianite from Meckley's Quarry, Mandata, Northumberland Co., Pennsylvania, USA [db_pics/pics/LV363b.jpg] Strontianite from Meckley's Quarry, Mandata, Northumberland Co., Pennsylvania, USA [db_pics/pics/LV363c.jpg]

Spherical crystal groups of Strontianite from the Meckley Limestone quarry in Pennsylvania. The crystal groups reach 1.4cm in diameter and there are also superb, gem-like transparent Calcite crystals in association.


LV146 - Pyrite $ 375
Huanzala Mine, Huallanca, Ancash, Peru
small cabinet - 6 x 5.5 x 5 cm


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Pyrite from Huanzala Mine, Huallanca, Ancash, Peru [db_pics/pics/LV146a.jpg] Pyrite from Huanzala Mine, Huallanca, Ancash, Peru [db_pics/pics/LV146b.jpg] Pyrite from Huanzala Mine, Huallanca, Ancash, Peru [db_pics/pics/LV146c.jpg] Pyrite from Huanzala Mine, Huallanca, Ancash, Peru [db_pics/pics/LV146d.jpg]

Gorgeous, highly lustrous octahedral Pyrite crystals from Peru. The main crystal on top is 4cm in size and there is flattened 'bar' like crystal crossing in front. An excellent example from this prolific locality in great condition.


LV378 - Siderite, Dolomite, Pyrrhotite $ 250
Morro Velho Gold Mine, Nova Lima, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 7 x 5 x 4 cm


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Siderite, Dolomite, Pyrrhotite from Morro Velho Gold Mine, Nova Lima, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/LV378a.jpg] Siderite, Dolomite, Pyrrhotite from Morro Velho Gold Mine, Nova Lima, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/LV378b.jpg] Siderite, Dolomite, Pyrrhotite from Morro Velho Gold Mine, Nova Lima, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/LV378c.jpg]

Crystals of translucent, lenticular Dolomite and tan colored Siderite all sprinkled with metallic crystals of Pyrrhotite. Ex. John Betts personal collection.


MK306 - Ludlamite $ 900
Cabeça do Cachorro claim, Sao Gabriel da Cachoeira, Amazonas, Brazil
small cabinet - 9 x 7 x 2.5 cm


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Ludlamite from Cabeça do Cachorro claim, Sao Gabriel da Cachoeira, Amazonas, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk306a.jpg] Ludlamite from Cabeça do Cachorro claim, Sao Gabriel da Cachoeira, Amazonas, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk306b.jpg] Ludlamite from Cabeça do Cachorro claim, Sao Gabriel da Cachoeira, Amazonas, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk306c.jpg] Ludlamite from Cabeça do Cachorro claim, Sao Gabriel da Cachoeira, Amazonas, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk306d.jpg]

Impressive specimen of green Ludlamite crystals on matrix from a relatively new locality in northwestern Brazil. The crystals are bright and translucent and reach a large 2.3cm in size. Large, lustrous and gemmy crystals, magnificent for the species!


MK307 - Ludlamite $ 500
Cabeça do Cachorro claim, Sao Gabriel da Cachoeira, Amazonas, Brazil
small cabinet - 6 x 5.3 x 1.5 cm


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Ludlamite from Cabeça do Cachorro claim, Sao Gabriel da Cachoeira, Amazonas, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk307a.jpg] Ludlamite from Cabeça do Cachorro claim, Sao Gabriel da Cachoeira, Amazonas, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk307b.jpg] Ludlamite from Cabeça do Cachorro claim, Sao Gabriel da Cachoeira, Amazonas, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk307c.jpg] Ludlamite from Cabeça do Cachorro claim, Sao Gabriel da Cachoeira, Amazonas, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk307d.jpg]

Large, lustrous green Ludlamite crystals on matrix from a relatively new locality in northwestern Brazil. The crystals are bright and translucent and reach 1.5cm in size. Large, lustrous and gemmy crystals, magnificent for the species!


MK310 - Ludlamite $ 600
Cabeça do Cachorro claim, Sao Gabriel da Cachoeira, Amazonas, Brazil
small cabinet - 6 x 4.3 x 2.3 cm


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Ludlamite from Cabeça do Cachorro claim, Sao Gabriel da Cachoeira, Amazonas, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk310a.jpg] Ludlamite from Cabeça do Cachorro claim, Sao Gabriel da Cachoeira, Amazonas, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk310b.jpg] Ludlamite from Cabeça do Cachorro claim, Sao Gabriel da Cachoeira, Amazonas, Brazil [db_pics/pics/mk310c.jpg]

Large, lustrous green Ludlamite crystals on matrix from a relatively new locality in northwestern Brazil. The crystals are bright and translucent and reach a large 2cm in size. Large, lustrous and gemmy crystals, magnificent for the species!


LV351 - Tennantite on Quartz $ 350
Conception del Oro, Zacatecas, Mexico
cabinet - 10 x 8.5 x 2.5 cm


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Tennantite on Quartz from Conception del Oro, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LV351a.jpg] Tennantite on Quartz from Conception del Oro, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LV351b.jpg]

Old Mexican classic of lustrous metallic Tennantite crystals on Quartz crystals from Zacatecas, Mexico. Well crystallized on both sides with more isolated crystals on the front.


LV138 - Getchellite with Orpiment $ 80
Getchell Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 2 cm


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Getchellite with Orpiment from Getchell Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LV138a.jpg] Getchellite with Orpiment from Getchell Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LV138b.jpg] Getchellite with Orpiment from Getchell Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LV138c.jpg] Getchellite with Orpiment from Getchell Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LV138d.jpg]

Bright red, platy Getchellite crystals in yellow Orpiment from the Getchell Mine in Nevada. Getchellite is a rare arsenic and antimony sulfide mineral and the Getchell Mine is the Type locality for the species.


LV359 - Sylvanite with Tellurium $ 200
Emperor Mine, Tavua Gold Field, Viti Levu, Fiji
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 1 cm


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Sylvanite with Tellurium from Emperor Mine, Tavua Gold Field, Viti Levu, Fiji [db_pics/pics/LV359a.jpg] Sylvanite with Tellurium from Emperor Mine, Tavua Gold Field, Viti Levu, Fiji [db_pics/pics/LV359b.jpg] Sylvanite with Tellurium from Emperor Mine, Tavua Gold Field, Viti Levu, Fiji [db_pics/pics/LV359c.jpg]

Specimen with both Sylvanite and Tellurium from Fiji. This gold mine has geology that is similar to that of Cripple Creek has produced exceptional specimens of various gold tellurides over the years.


LV362 - Brochantite $ 300
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.8 x 1.8 x 1 cm


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Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/lv362a.jpg] Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/lv362b.jpg] Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/lv362c.jpg] Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/lv362d.jpg]

Thick, deep forest green Brochantite crystals with high luster. These are thick, robust crystals from a 2014 find and are much different in style than earlier finds from the mine which were usually more fragile, hair-like crystals.


MK451 - Tourmaline with Lepidolite $ 275
Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3 cm


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Tourmaline with Lepidolite from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/mk451a.jpg] Tourmaline with Lepidolite from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/mk451b.jpg] Tourmaline with Lepidolite from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/mk451c.jpg] Tourmaline with Lepidolite from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/mk451d.jpg]

Tourmaline and Lepidolite crystals on Feldspar from Stak Nala. The Tourmaline crystals reach 3.3cm in length, are well terminated, and grade from dark green at the base up to medium green with thin colorless zones at the terminations.


LV356 - Carrollite $ 240
Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 3 cm


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Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/LV356a.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/LV356b.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/LV356c.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/LV356d.jpg]

Bright mirror lustrous Carrollite crystals in a vug in white Calcite. The crystals reach 1cm in size and are undamaged with top luster.


MK452 - Andradite $ 500
Gray Throne Prospect, Graham Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 8.5 x 6 x 4 cm


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Andradite from Gray Throne Prospect, Graham Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/mk452a.jpg] Andradite from Gray Throne Prospect, Graham Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/mk452b.jpg] Andradite from Gray Throne Prospect, Graham Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/mk452c.jpg]

Highly lustrous large crystals of Andradite from the lesser known Arizona locality located relatively close to the more well known Stanley Butte locality. The specimen is solid Andradite with greenish golden crystals to 2cm in size on the front face. Fine quality rare specimen that is excellent for the locality.


MK454 - Cuprite var. Chalcotrichite $ 450
Clifton District, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA
cabinet - 12 x 8 x 7 cm


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Cuprite var. Chalcotrichite from Clifton District, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/mk454a.jpg] Cuprite var. Chalcotrichite from Clifton District, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/mk454b.jpg] Cuprite var. Chalcotrichite from Clifton District, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/mk454c.jpg] Cuprite var. Chalcotrichite from Clifton District, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/mk454d.jpg]

Large, sparkly specimen covered by red Cuprite from the Clifton District in Arizona. The Cuprite forms needle-like crystals in thick massess all over specimen. Comes with an old Robert Hess collection label that indicates it was first purchased in 1948 for $60 (a significant sum for the time).


MK450 - Barite on Quartz $ 500
Jinkouhe District, Leshan, Sichuan, China
cabinet - 13.5 x 10.5 x 7.5 cm


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Barite on Quartz from Jinkouhe District, Leshan, Sichuan, China [db_pics/pics/mk450a.jpg] Barite on Quartz from Jinkouhe District, Leshan, Sichuan, China [db_pics/pics/mk450b.jpg] Barite on Quartz from Jinkouhe District, Leshan, Sichuan, China [db_pics/pics/mk450c.jpg] Barite on Quartz from Jinkouhe District, Leshan, Sichuan, China [db_pics/pics/mk450d.jpg]

Stunning large single Barite crystal atop Quartz crystals from China. This highly sculptural specimen features an impressive 10.5cm wide single Barite crystal atop a flat plate of Quartz crystals with elongated Quartz crystals projecting out both sides of the plate. Both sides of the barite crystal are pictured.
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25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36
37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60
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

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