Selected Specimens

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LP249 - Smithsonite $ 2000
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5 x 4 cm


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Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/lp249a.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/lp249b.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/lp249c.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/lp249d.jpg]

Cluster of elongated pink Cobaltian Smithsonite crystals on matrix from Tsumeb. These eleongated crystals are rare for Smithsonite, with crystals on this specimen to over 2cm in length. There are some broken crystals in the mix with the perfect crystals. A fine and rare display specimen that comes with a custom Lucite base. Ex. Alex Neufeld collection.


MK841 - Quartz var. Amethyst $ 150
Kingston Mountain, San Bernadino Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 3 x 2.1 x 1.6 cm


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Quartz var. Amethyst from Kingston Mountain, San Bernadino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/mk841a.jpg] Quartz var. Amethyst from Kingston Mountain, San Bernadino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/mk841b.jpg] Quartz var. Amethyst from Kingston Mountain, San Bernadino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/mk841c.jpg] Quartz var. Amethyst from Kingston Mountain, San Bernadino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/mk841d.jpg]

Stout single crystal of Amethyst from California. This locality typically produces smaller druses of crystals so a stout individual crystal like this stands out. It has deep purple color with good luster and would make an exceptional thumbnail display piece for a California mineral suite. Collected in 2005.


LP220 - Smithsonite $ 350
Laurion Mining District, Attica, Greece
large cabinet - 16.5 x 13 x 3 cm


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Smithsonite from Laurion Mining District, Attica, Greece [db_pics/pics/lp220a.jpg] Smithsonite from Laurion Mining District, Attica, Greece [db_pics/pics/lp220b.jpg] Smithsonite from Laurion Mining District, Attica, Greece [db_pics/pics/lp220c.jpg] Smithsonite from Laurion Mining District, Attica, Greece [db_pics/pics/lp220d.jpg]

Large, flat specimen of blue Smithsonite from Laurion, Greece. The Smithsonite is a velvety botryoidal blue with areas of white Smithsonite overgrowths. Large and showy.


LP209 - Inesite $ 120
N'Chwanning II Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm


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Inesite from N'Chwanning II Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/lp209a.jpg] Inesite from N'Chwanning II Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/lp209b.jpg] Inesite from N'Chwanning II Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/lp209c.jpg] Inesite from N'Chwanning II Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/lp209d.jpg]

Sprays of red Inesite crystals on matrix. A Kalahari mangnese fields classic in excellent condition.


LP162 - Cobaltian Calcite $ 300
Oumlil Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco
miniature - 3.7 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Cobaltian Calcite from Oumlil Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/lp162a.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Oumlil Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/lp162b.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Oumlil Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/lp162c.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Oumlil Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/lp162d.jpg]

Mound shaped specimen of vivid pink Cobaltian Calcite crystals.


LP135 - Ruby $ 200
Jegdalek ruby deposit, Surobi District, Kabul, Afghanistan
miniature - 4 x 3 x 1.8 cm


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Ruby from Jegdalek ruby deposit, Surobi District, Kabul, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/lp135a.jpg] Ruby from Jegdalek ruby deposit, Surobi District, Kabul, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/lp135b.jpg] Ruby from Jegdalek ruby deposit, Surobi District, Kabul, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/lp135c.jpg]

A 1cm Ruby crystal in marble matrix. The Ruby is doubly-terminated and translucent. Ex. Len Pisciotta collection.


LP136 - Ruby $ 150
Jegdalek ruby deposit, Surobi District, Kabul, Afghanistan
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Ruby from Jegdalek ruby deposit, Surobi District, Kabul, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/lp136a.jpg] Ruby from Jegdalek ruby deposit, Surobi District, Kabul, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/lp136b.jpg] Ruby from Jegdalek ruby deposit, Surobi District, Kabul, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/lp136c.jpg] Ruby from Jegdalek ruby deposit, Surobi District, Kabul, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/lp136d.jpg]

Ruby crystals to 1.1cm in a marble matrix. The Rubies are brightly colored and translucent. Ex. Len Pisciotta collection.


LP149 - Quartz, Epidote after Andradite $ 300
Garnet Hill Mine, Calaveras Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 7.5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Quartz, Epidote after Andradite from Garnet Hill Mine, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/lp149a.jpg] Quartz, Epidote after Andradite from Garnet Hill Mine, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/lp149b.jpg] Quartz, Epidote after Andradite from Garnet Hill Mine, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/lp149c.jpg] Quartz, Epidote after Andradite from Garnet Hill Mine, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/lp149d.jpg]

Rare pseudomorph of white Quartz and green Epidote that has replaced a large Andradite garnet crystal. The main crystal is 5cm in size and shows areas of white Quartz and pistacio green Epidote. The repalcement is complete with virtually no Andradite remaining. Ex. Len Pisciotta collection. Len collected this locality often and this was one of his 'keepers'.


LP125 - Amblygonite with Quartz $ 400
Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 6.8 x 5 x 3.5 cm


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Amblygonite with Quartz from Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/lp125a.jpg] Amblygonite with Quartz from Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/lp125b.jpg] Amblygonite with Quartz from Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/lp125c.jpg] Amblygonite with Quartz from Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/lp125d.jpg]

Large single crystal of translucent to transparent yellow Amblygonite with attached Quartz crystals. Good sized with high glassy luster. There are a couple cleaved areas but it's mostly complete acrocc the front and sides (contacted on the backside). Amblygonite is a rare lithium-aluminum phosphate species that is not commonly seen in fine display quality crystals. Impressive large Amblygonite!


LP138 - Cinnabar $ 100
Tongren, Guizhou Province, China
small cabinet - 8 x 5 x 3 cm


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Cinnabar from Tongren, Guizhou Province, China [db_pics/pics/lp138a.jpg] Cinnabar from Tongren, Guizhou Province, China [db_pics/pics/lp138b.jpg] Cinnabar from Tongren, Guizhou Province, China [db_pics/pics/lp138c.jpg] Cinnabar from Tongren, Guizhou Province, China [db_pics/pics/lp138d.jpg]

Deep red Cinnabar crystals, some double-terminated, on a matrix covered by Quartz and Dolomite crystals. The Cinnabar crystals reach 9mm in size.


LP139 - Uvarovite $ 120
Jacksonville, Tuolumne Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 5 x 3 cm


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Uvarovite from Jacksonville, Tuolumne Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/lp139a.jpg] Uvarovite from Jacksonville, Tuolumne Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/lp139b.jpg] Uvarovite from Jacksonville, Tuolumne Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/lp139c.jpg] Uvarovite from Jacksonville, Tuolumne Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/lp139d.jpg]

Vivid green Uvarovite crystals on a magnesiochromite matrix. Small but good crystals and an uncommon Californian Uvarovite specimen.


LP147 - Fluorite $ 120
Altai Mining area, Xinjiang Prov., China
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5 x 3.5 cm


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Fluorite from Altai Mining area, Xinjiang Prov., China [db_pics/pics/lp147a.jpg] Fluorite from Altai Mining area, Xinjiang Prov., China [db_pics/pics/lp147b.jpg] Fluorite from Altai Mining area, Xinjiang Prov., China [db_pics/pics/lp147c.jpg] Fluorite from Altai Mining area, Xinjiang Prov., China [db_pics/pics/lp147d.jpg]

Translucent cubic Fluorite crystals on matrix. Fluorite crystals reach 1.8cm in size with a pleasing lavender color.


LP205 - Titanite $ 120
Rossing, Namibia
small cabinet - 6 x 4 x 4 cm


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Titanite from Rossing, Namibia [db_pics/pics/lp205a.jpg] Titanite from Rossing, Namibia [db_pics/pics/lp205b.jpg] Titanite from Rossing, Namibia [db_pics/pics/lp205c.jpg] Titanite from Rossing, Namibia [db_pics/pics/lp205d.jpg]

Brown Titanite (Sphene) crystals to 2cm on matrix. Ex. Willy Isreal collection.


LP191 - Fluorite on Quartz $ 150
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 5.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Fluorite on Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp191a.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp191b.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp191c.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp191d.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp191e.jpg]

Transparent Quartz crystals with attached purple Fluorite crystals and Muscovite. Complete and undamaged.


LP189 - Jamesonite in Fluorite $ 200
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 2 cm


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Jamesonite in Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp189a.jpg] Jamesonite in Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp189b.jpg] Jamesonite in Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp189c.jpg] Jamesonite in Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp189d.jpg]

Complete single Fluorite cube with attached Quartz crystals. The Fluorite is heavily included by metallic needles of Jamesonite making the light green Fluorite appear almost black.
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