Selected Specimens

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MK249 - Tourmaline on Quartz $ 260
Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 5.3 x 3.7 cm


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Tourmaline on Quartz from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/mk249a.jpg] Tourmaline on Quartz from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/mk249b.jpg] Tourmaline on Quartz from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/mk249c.jpg] Tourmaline on Quartz from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/mk249d.jpg]

Colorful specimen of pink and green Tourmaline on smokey Quartz. Loaded with glassy Tourmaline crystals to 4.2 cm long.


MK251 - Fluorite with Orthoclase $ 240
Epprechstein, Kirchenlamitz, Upper Franconia, Bavaria, Germany
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 1.6 cm


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Fluorite with Orthoclase from Epprechstein, Kirchenlamitz, Upper Franconia, Bavaria, Germany [db_pics/pics/mk251a.jpg] Fluorite with Orthoclase from Epprechstein, Kirchenlamitz, Upper Franconia, Bavaria, Germany [db_pics/pics/mk251b.jpg] Fluorite with Orthoclase from Epprechstein, Kirchenlamitz, Upper Franconia, Bavaria, Germany [db_pics/pics/mk251c.jpg] Fluorite with Orthoclase from Epprechstein, Kirchenlamitz, Upper Franconia, Bavaria, Germany [db_pics/pics/mk251d.jpg]

Specimen of gemmy blue/purple Fluorite and Orthoclase from the old quarries of Epprechstein. The Orthoclase is a porcelein white with three attached spherical masses of a unidentified fibrous mineral.


LV243 - Calcite $ 125 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 62
Abbeytown Quarry, Ballysadare, Co. Sligo, Ireland
miniature - 4.4 x 3 x 3 cm


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Calcite from Abbeytown Quarry, Ballysadare, Co. Sligo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/LV243a.jpg] Calcite from Abbeytown Quarry, Ballysadare, Co. Sligo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/LV243b.jpg] Calcite from Abbeytown Quarry, Ballysadare, Co. Sligo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/LV243c.jpg] Calcite from Abbeytown Quarry, Ballysadare, Co. Sligo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/LV243d.jpg]

Scalenohedral white Calcite crystals from the Abbeytown Quarry. The main crystal has a clearer outer layer and pearlescent reflections internally and is in perfect condition. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection. Acquired from Peter Briscol in 2002.


LV241 - Proustite $ 90 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 45
Mogul Mine, Silvermines, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Proustite from Mogul Mine, Silvermines, Co. Tipperary, Ireland [db_pics/pics/LV241a.jpg] Proustite from Mogul Mine, Silvermines, Co. Tipperary, Ireland [db_pics/pics/LV241b.jpg] Proustite from Mogul Mine, Silvermines, Co. Tipperary, Ireland [db_pics/pics/LV241c.jpg]

Small red Proustite crystals on matrix. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection with old Richard Barstow and Dr. John Dayton collection labels.


LV200 - Gmelinite $ 80
Magheramorne Quarry, Co. Antrim, Ireland
miniature - 3.5 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Gmelinite from Magheramorne Quarry, Co. Antrim, Ireland [db_pics/pics/LV200a.jpg] Gmelinite from Magheramorne Quarry, Co. Antrim, Ireland [db_pics/pics/LV200b.jpg]

Colorful orange Gmelinite crystals on matrix. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection.


LV223 - Quartz $ 120 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 60
Dunquin, Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland
miniature - 3.3 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Quartz from Dunquin, Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland [db_pics/pics/LV223a.jpg] Quartz from Dunquin, Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland [db_pics/pics/LV223b.jpg] Quartz from Dunquin, Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland [db_pics/pics/LV223c.jpg] Quartz from Dunquin, Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland [db_pics/pics/LV223d.jpg]

Fine quality, somewhat tabular Quartz crystals in a diverging cluster. From the Soloman's Mine pocket opened in October 1999. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection, from Robert Lawson.


LV202 - Millerite on Calcite $ 160 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 80
Sheefry Mine, Co. Mayo, Ireland
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


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Millerite on Calcite from Sheefry Mine, Co. Mayo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/LV202a.jpg] Millerite on Calcite from Sheefry Mine, Co. Mayo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/LV202b.jpg] Millerite on Calcite from Sheefry Mine, Co. Mayo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/LV202c.jpg]

GGolden metallic needles of Millerite in Calcite along with Chalcpyrite in multiple drusy Quartz lined vugs. Abundant Millerite in many areas of the specimen. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection from Robert Lawson. Found in 1994.


LV204 - Pyromorphite $ 200 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 100
Camaderry Mine, Glendasan, Co. Wicklow, Ireland
small cabinet - 7.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Pyromorphite from Camaderry Mine, Glendasan, Co. Wicklow, Ireland [db_pics/pics/LV204a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Camaderry Mine, Glendasan, Co. Wicklow, Ireland [db_pics/pics/LV204b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Camaderry Mine, Glendasan, Co. Wicklow, Ireland [db_pics/pics/LV204c.jpg] Pyromorphite from Camaderry Mine, Glendasan, Co. Wicklow, Ireland [db_pics/pics/LV204d.jpg] Pyromorphite from Camaderry Mine, Glendasan, Co. Wicklow, Ireland [db_pics/pics/LV204e.jpg]

Vuggy white Quartz with cavities lined by yellow/green Pyromorphite crystals. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection from Robert Lawson. Found in 1998.


LV238 - Calcite $ 160 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 80
Subulter Quarry, Kanturk, Co. Cork, Ireland
small cabinet - 8.5 x 8 x 5.5 cm


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Calcite from Subulter Quarry, Kanturk, Co. Cork, Ireland [db_pics/pics/LV238a.jpg] Calcite from Subulter Quarry, Kanturk, Co. Cork, Ireland [db_pics/pics/LV238b.jpg] Calcite from Subulter Quarry, Kanturk, Co. Cork, Ireland [db_pics/pics/LV238c.jpg] Calcite from Subulter Quarry, Kanturk, Co. Cork, Ireland [db_pics/pics/LV238d.jpg]

Elongated, gemmy Calcite crystals on matrix. The crystals reach 5cm in length and are in excellent condition. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection, purchased from Robert Lawson in 2013.


LV239 - Quartz on Dolomite $ 60 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 30
Ballyegan Quarry, Castle Island, Co. Kerry, Ireland
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3.5 x 2.3 cm


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Quartz on Dolomite from Ballyegan Quarry, Castle Island, Co. Kerry, Ireland [db_pics/pics/LV239a.jpg] Quartz on Dolomite from Ballyegan Quarry, Castle Island, Co. Kerry, Ireland [db_pics/pics/LV239b.jpg] Quartz on Dolomite from Ballyegan Quarry, Castle Island, Co. Kerry, Ireland [db_pics/pics/LV239e.jpg]

Cluster of fine quality Quartz crystals on tan Dolomite crystals. Ex. David Green, Tim Sherburn collections with David's small label affixed to the back of the specimen. Purchased by Tim in 2014.


LV242 - Atacamite $ 75 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 38
Knockmahon, Bonmahon, Co. Waterford, Ireland
small cabinet - 6 x 6 x 2 cm


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Atacamite from Knockmahon, Bonmahon, Co. Waterford, Ireland [db_pics/pics/LV242a.jpg] Atacamite from Knockmahon, Bonmahon, Co. Waterford, Ireland [db_pics/pics/LV242b.jpg] Atacamite from Knockmahon, Bonmahon, Co. Waterford, Ireland [db_pics/pics/LV242c.jpg]

Here's some Irish green - an Atacamite with good medium green color. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection, acquired from Peter Briscol in 1998. Comes mounted on a Lucite stand.


MK253 - Vanadinite $ 160
Mibladen, Morocco
miniature - 3.8 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm


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Vanadinite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/mk253a.jpg] Vanadinite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/mk253b.jpg] Vanadinite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/mk253c.jpg]

Thin, tan rock matrix with a crown of red Vanadinite crystals across the top. The Vanadinite crystals reach 1.4cm wide and are undamaged. Clean looking miniature specimen.


MK254 - Vanadinite $ 300
Mibladen, Morocco
miniature - 3.4 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Vanadinite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/mk254a.jpg] Vanadinite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/mk254b.jpg] Vanadinite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/mk254c.jpg]

Blocky, barrel-shaped deep red Vanadinite crystals on matrix. The main crystal is an impressive 1.6 x 1.6cm in size. There is chipping to some small edge crystals along the left bottom, otherwise perfect.


MK255 - Orthoclase $ 95
Anjanabononoia, Manapa pegmatite Field, Betafo, Madagascar
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.1 x 0.9 cm


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Orthoclase from Anjanabononoia, Manapa pegmatite Field, Betafo, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/mk255a.jpg] Orthoclase from Anjanabononoia, Manapa pegmatite Field, Betafo, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/mk255b.jpg] Orthoclase from Anjanabononoia, Manapa pegmatite Field, Betafo, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/mk255c.jpg] Orthoclase from Anjanabononoia, Manapa pegmatite Field, Betafo, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/mk255d.jpg]

Gem quality Orthoclase (Feldspar), a rarity for the species. Colorless and totally transparent with good crystal faces.


MK260 - Chalcocite $ 600
9 Level, Pig Lode, Geevor Mine, Pendeen, Cornwall, England
thumbnail - 3 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm


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Chalcocite from 9 Level, Pig Lode, Geevor Mine, Pendeen, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/mk260a.jpg] Chalcocite from 9 Level, Pig Lode, Geevor Mine, Pendeen, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/mk260b.jpg] Chalcocite from 9 Level, Pig Lode, Geevor Mine, Pendeen, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/mk260c.jpg] Chalcocite from 9 Level, Pig Lode, Geevor Mine, Pendeen, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/mk260d.jpg]

Chalcocite crystals with satiny metallic luster and slight golden irridescence. A 1cm tall 'drill-bit' twin crystal rises up at the top of the specimen. Collected in 1981 by Ken Coburn.

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
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
133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144
145 146

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