Selected Specimens

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MK262 - Chalcocite $ 400
9 Level, Pig Lode, Geevor Mine, Pendeen, Cornwall, England
thumbnail - 2.7 x 1.8 x 1.6 cm


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Chalcocite from 9 Level, Pig Lode, Geevor Mine, Pendeen, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/mk262a.jpg] Chalcocite from 9 Level, Pig Lode, Geevor Mine, Pendeen, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/mk262b.jpg] Chalcocite from 9 Level, Pig Lode, Geevor Mine, Pendeen, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/mk262c.jpg] Chalcocite from 9 Level, Pig Lode, Geevor Mine, Pendeen, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/mk262d.jpg]

Well composed specimen of Chalcocite crystals with good crystals all over, front and back sides shown. Undamaged with crystals to 7mm in size. Collected in 1981 by Ken Coburn.


MK263 - Chalcocite $ 600
Cook's Kitchen Mine, Illogan, Cornwall, England
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 2.8 cm


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Chalcocite from Cook's Kitchen Mine, Illogan, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/mk263a.jpg] Chalcocite from Cook's Kitchen Mine, Illogan, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/mk263b.jpg] Chalcocite from Cook's Kitchen Mine, Illogan, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/mk263c.jpg] Chalcocite from Cook's Kitchen Mine, Illogan, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/mk263d.jpg]

Old specimen of blocky Chalcocite crystals on matrix. Lots of great crystals well dispersed across the top surface. The crystals have a slight blueish irridescence. This specimen was in the MG Weller collection and likely dates back to the 1800s. From MINDAT: From 1815 to 1897, Cook's Kitchen Mine produced 8,859 tons of black tin, 40,920 tons of 5.5% copper ore, 120 tons of arsenic and 222 tons of arsenical pyrite. It is said to have been worked for 130 years prior to 1874, and to have been one of the most productive mines in Cornwall in 1814.


MK264 - Fluorite $ 750
Obdulia Vein, Emilio Mine, Asturias, Spain
miniature - 4.2 x 3.4 x 2.4 cm


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Fluorite from Obdulia Vein, Emilio Mine, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/mk264a.jpg] Fluorite from Obdulia Vein, Emilio Mine, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/mk264b.jpg] Fluorite from Obdulia Vein, Emilio Mine, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/mk264c.jpg] Fluorite from Obdulia Vein, Emilio Mine, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/mk264d.jpg]

Water-clear cubic Fluorite crystals from the Emilio Mine. The crystals reach 2cm in size and are stunning in their transparency. On a white background you can detect a slight blue color, otherwise it appears colorless. There are a few slight edge chips otherwise it's pristine. An amazing specimen as as good of clarity as I've ever seen in Fluorite!!!


LV255 - Aquamarine $ 100
Xuan Le, Thoung Xuan District, Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam
thumbnail - 2.7 x 0.5 x 0.3 cm


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Aquamarine from Xuan Le, Thoung Xuan District, Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam [db_pics/pics/LV255a.jpg] Aquamarine from Xuan Le, Thoung Xuan District, Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam [db_pics/pics/LV255b.jpg]

Single well terminated gem quality Aquamarine from Vietnam. Perfect and undamaged. The crystal is facet quality transparent for it's entire length and has the great blue color Vietnamese Aquas are known for.


LV258 - Aquamarine $ 80
Xuan Le, Thoung Xuan District, Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam
thumbnail - 2.5 x 0.5 x 0.4 cm


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Aquamarine from Xuan Le, Thoung Xuan District, Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam [db_pics/pics/LV258a.jpg] Aquamarine from Xuan Le, Thoung Xuan District, Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam [db_pics/pics/LV258b.jpg]

Single well terminated gem quality Aquamarine from Vietnam. Perfect and undamaged. The crystal is facet quality transparent for it's entire length and has the great blue color Vietnamese Aquas are known for.


LV193 - Calcite $ 200
Boron Open Pit, Kern Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 8.5 x 5 x 5 cm


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Calcite from Boron Open Pit, Kern Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LV193a.jpg] Calcite from Boron Open Pit, Kern Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LV193b.jpg] Calcite from Boron Open Pit, Kern Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LV193c.jpg]

Bizarre Calcite specimen composed of worm-like spiraling growths of golden Calcite. Ex. Jim and Dawn Minette collection.


LV231 - Axinite $ 220
Bor Mine, Dal'Negorsk, Russia
small cabinet - 5.3 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Axinite from Bor Mine, Dal'Negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/LV231a.jpg] Axinite from Bor Mine, Dal'Negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/LV231b.jpg] Axinite from Bor Mine, Dal'Negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/LV231c.jpg]

Aesthetic group of upright purple Axinite crystals from the Bor Mine. The clusteris complete all around and have the slightly elongated, slightly curved form typical of Dal'Negorsk Axinite.


LV293 - Sapphirine $ 280
Anosy Region, Tulear Prov., Madagascar
miniature - 3.5 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Sapphirine from Anosy Region, Tulear Prov., Madagascar [db_pics/pics/LV293a.jpg] Sapphirine from Anosy Region, Tulear Prov., Madagascar [db_pics/pics/LV293b.jpg] Sapphirine from Anosy Region, Tulear Prov., Madagascar [db_pics/pics/LV293c.jpg] Sapphirine from Anosy Region, Tulear Prov., Madagascar [db_pics/pics/LV293d.jpg]

Well fomred crystals of Sapphirine exposed in a matrix of reddish Phlogopite, Quartz, and Calcite. There are two major crystals to 1.4cm in size and a number of smaller crystals. The Sapphirine are translucent when backlit along the edges. A rich and fine display specimen of this rare magnesium aluminum silicate mineral.


LV245 - Barite $ 325
1375 Level, Rustbucket Cavern, Meikle Mine, Elko Co., Nevada, USA
cabinet - 14 x 10 x 5.5 cm


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Barite from 1375 Level, Rustbucket Cavern, Meikle Mine, Elko Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LV245a.jpg] Barite from 1375 Level, Rustbucket Cavern, Meikle Mine, Elko Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LV245b.jpg] Barite from 1375 Level, Rustbucket Cavern, Meikle Mine, Elko Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LV245c.jpg] Barite from 1375 Level, Rustbucket Cavern, Meikle Mine, Elko Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LV245d.jpg]

Gemmy golden Barite crystals to over 5cm in size on a matrix of disc-shaped Calcite crystals. Big and showy display specimen in great condition.


LV230 - ManganoCalcite with Pyrite $ 180
Chenzhou, Hunan Prov., China
cabinet - 12.5 x 7.5 x 4 cm


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ManganoCalcite with Pyrite from Chenzhou, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LV230a.jpg] ManganoCalcite with Pyrite from Chenzhou, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LV230b.jpg] ManganoCalcite with Pyrite from Chenzhou, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LV230c.jpg] ManganoCalcite with Pyrite from Chenzhou, Hunan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LV230d.jpg]

Large, translucent pink ManganoCalcite crystals on a Pyrite rich matrix. The Calcite form a dense grouping of upright scalenohedral crystals.


LV270 - Tremolite $ 350
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.7 x 1.4 x 0.7 cm


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Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/LV270a.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/LV270b.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/LV270c.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/LV270d.jpg]

Elongated, gemmy single Tremolite crystal from the Merelani Tanzanite mines. This is larger than average with a vibrant green color and a perfect flat termination. Complete all around and undamaged, even the bottom is rehealed.


LV266 - Mottramite stalactite $ 125
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.8 x 1.2 x 1.2 cm


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Mottramite stalactite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LV266a.jpg] Mottramite stalactite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LV266b.jpg] Mottramite stalactite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LV266c.jpg] Mottramite stalactite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LV266d.jpg]

Stalactitic formation of solid Mottramite. Complete all around and undamaged, a really neat thumbnail-sized specimen.


LV272 - Copper $ 180
Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA
thumbnail - 2.7 x 2.2 x 1.5 cm


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Copper from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/LV272a.jpg] Copper from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/LV272b.jpg] Copper from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/LV272c.jpg]

Large Copper crystals atop a small amount of hackly Copper and Calcite. The Copper has a deep patina and can be displayed from either side.


MK269 - Coquimbite, Romerite $ 300
South Olga Tunnel, Monte Arsiccio Mine, Stazzema, Lucca Province, Tuscany, Italy
miniature - 4 x 3.3 x 2.2 cm


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Coquimbite, Romerite from South Olga Tunnel, Monte Arsiccio Mine, Stazzema, Lucca Province, Tuscany, Italy [db_pics/pics/mk269a.jpg] Coquimbite, Romerite from South Olga Tunnel, Monte Arsiccio Mine, Stazzema, Lucca Province, Tuscany, Italy [db_pics/pics/mk269b.jpg] Coquimbite, Romerite from South Olga Tunnel, Monte Arsiccio Mine, Stazzema, Lucca Province, Tuscany, Italy [db_pics/pics/mk269c.jpg] Coquimbite, Romerite from South Olga Tunnel, Monte Arsiccio Mine, Stazzema, Lucca Province, Tuscany, Italy [db_pics/pics/mk269d.jpg]

Outstanding large purple Coquimbite crystal set in white Alunogen with dark red crystals of Romerite from recent finds at the Monte Arsiccio Mine in Italy. The Monte Arisiccio Mine is an old iron mine that worked Barite, Pyrite, and iron oxide ore bodies. Along with other uncommon sulfate minerals, this mine has produced what are in my opinion the world's best Coquimbite specimens. The Coquimbite crystal is well formed and 2.2cm in size and has incredibly rich purple coloration that contrasts well against the white Alunogen. These specimens should be kept sealed in plastic bags or boxes or otherwise be kept from high humidity or moisture. This specimen comes mounted in a plastic box.


MK273 - Coquimbite $ 150
South Olga Tunnel, Monte Arsiccio Mine, Stazzema, Lucca Province, Tuscany, Italy
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


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Coquimbite from South Olga Tunnel, Monte Arsiccio Mine, Stazzema, Lucca Province, Tuscany, Italy [db_pics/pics/mk273a.jpg] Coquimbite from South Olga Tunnel, Monte Arsiccio Mine, Stazzema, Lucca Province, Tuscany, Italy [db_pics/pics/mk273b.jpg] Coquimbite from South Olga Tunnel, Monte Arsiccio Mine, Stazzema, Lucca Province, Tuscany, Italy [db_pics/pics/mk273c.jpg]

Purple Coquimbite crystals from recent finds at the Monte Arsiccio Mine in Italy. The Monte Arisiccio Mine is an old iron mine that worked Barite, Pyrite, and iron oxide ore bodies. Along with other uncommon sulfate minerals, this mine has produced what are in my opinion the world's best Coquimbite specimens. This specimen is composed of a 1.5cm single Coquimbite crystal with smaller crystals growing out the front and back faces. These specimens should be kept sealed in plastic bags or boxes or otherwise be kept from high humidity or moisture.
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97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108
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