Selected Specimens

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LP145 - Fluellite over Variscite $ 200
Willard Mine, Lovelock, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 4 x 3 cm


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Fluellite over Variscite from Willard Mine, Lovelock, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/lp145a.jpg] Fluellite over Variscite from Willard Mine, Lovelock, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/lp145b.jpg] Fluellite over Variscite from Willard Mine, Lovelock, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/lp145c.jpg]

Shallow vugs lined with green Variscite covered by sparkling transparent crystals of Fluellite. Fluellite is a rare phosphate mineral and the world's best were found at this old Gold mine in Nevada. The presence of the Variscite makes this a more colorful example from the find. Ex. Len Pisciotta collection.


LP200 - Ludlamite $ 400
Cabeça do Cachorro claim, Sao Gabriel da Cachoeira, Amazonas, Brazil
small cabinet - 8.5 x 5.5 x 3 cm


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Ludlamite from Cabeça do Cachorro claim, Sao Gabriel da Cachoeira, Amazonas, Brazil [db_pics/pics/lp200aa.jpg] Ludlamite from Cabeça do Cachorro claim, Sao Gabriel da Cachoeira, Amazonas, Brazil [db_pics/pics/lp200bb.jpg] Ludlamite from Cabeça do Cachorro claim, Sao Gabriel da Cachoeira, Amazonas, Brazil [db_pics/pics/lp200cc.jpg] Ludlamite from Cabeça do Cachorro claim, Sao Gabriel da Cachoeira, Amazonas, Brazil [db_pics/pics/lp200dd.jpg]

Glassy bright green Ludlamite crystals on matrix from a relatively new locality in northwestern Brazil. The crystals are well isolated, bright, translucent to transparent, and reach 1.3cm in size. Gorgeous specimen of exceptional quality for the species.


MK837 - Topaz $ 150
Maynard (Bixby) Mine, Thomas Range, Juab Co., Utah, USA
miniature - 3.7 x 3 x 3 cm


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Topaz from Maynard (Bixby) Mine, Thomas Range, Juab Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/mk837a.jpg] Topaz from Maynard (Bixby) Mine, Thomas Range, Juab Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/mk837b.jpg] Topaz from Maynard (Bixby) Mine, Thomas Range, Juab Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/mk837c.jpg] Topaz from Maynard (Bixby) Mine, Thomas Range, Juab Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/mk837e.jpg]

Well balanced specimen of Topaz crystals on Rhyolite matrix. The Topaz are gemmy and undamaged. There are small crystals rising up around the bottom with a larger 3.2cm crystal crossing over the top.


LP180 - Fluorite $ 350
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 4.5 cm


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Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp180a.jpg] Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp180b.jpg] Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp180c.jpg]

Stunning large specimen of transparent purple/blue Fluorite crystals from the famous Yaogangxian Mine in China. The Fluorite crystals are glass-like and totally water clear reaching 4.2cm in size. Minor edge chipping present and in overall excellent condition from recent production and associated with Muscovite and small white disc-shaped Calcite crystals.


LP181 - Fluorite with Quartz, Pyrhottite, Pyrite $ 250
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 6 x 5.5 x 3.5 cm


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Fluorite with Quartz, Pyrhottite, Pyrite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp181a.jpg] Fluorite with Quartz, Pyrhottite, Pyrite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp181b.jpg] Fluorite with Quartz, Pyrhottite, Pyrite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp181c.jpg]

Translucent to transparent purple/blue Fluorite crystals wtih Quartz, Pyrhottite, and Pyrite crystals. The Fluorite cluster is 2.4cm tall. The Pyrhottite occurs as wafer-like crystals to 1cm in size.


LP182 - Fluorite $ 120
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 6 x 4 x 2.5 cm


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Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp182a.jpg] Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp182b.jpg] Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp182c.jpg]

Icey-looking cluster of transparent blue over purple Fluorite crystals from the famous Yaogangxian Mine in China. The Fluorite crystals are lustrous and transparent.


LP183 - Fluorite with Siderite $ 60
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
miniature - 4.2 x 3.5 x 2 cm


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Fluorite with Siderite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp183a.jpg] Fluorite with Siderite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp183b.jpg] Fluorite with Siderite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp183c.jpg] Fluorite with Siderite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp183d.jpg]

Transparent purple Fluorite cubes on Siderite from the famous Yaogangxian Mine in China. The Fluorite are highly transparent and lustrous and in perfect conditiion except for a cleave on the lower left corner which keeps the price down on what would otherwise be a more expensive specimen. Associated with Muscovite and green Chlorite.


LP184 - Fluorite $ 80
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
thumbnail - 3 x 3 x 2.2 cm


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Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp184a.jpg] Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp184b.jpg] Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp184c.jpg]

Interesting formation of transparent purple Fluorite crystals from the famous Yaogangxian Mine in China. The Fluorite crystals are light purple and occur in a cross formation of stacked cubic crystals.


LP185 - Fluorite $ 50
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
miniature - 3.5 x 2.5 x 2.2 cm


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Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp185a.jpg] Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp185c.jpg] Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp185d.jpg]

Transparent purple cubes of Fluorite. The crystals have darker purple coloration along the edges.


LP186 - Fluorite $ 150
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp186a.jpg] Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp186b.jpg] Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp186c.jpg]

Intergrown pair of transparent Fluorite crystals from the famous Yaogangxian Mine in China. The Fluorite crystals are glass-like and water-clear with a light green color and contain fine needles of metallic Jamesonite. Better than photos.


LP187 - Fluorite $ 50
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
thumbnail - 2.7 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp187a.jpg] Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp187b.jpg] Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp187c.jpg] Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp187d.jpg]

Cluster of light blue over purple Fluorite crystals from the famous Yaogangxian Mine in China. The Fluorite crystals are glass-like transparent with associated yellow Muscovite.


LP190 - Fluorite on Quartz $ 125
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Fluorite on Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp190a.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp190b.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp190c.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp190d.jpg]

Single transparent cubic Fluorite crystal on Quartz from the famous Yaogangxian Mine in China. The Fluorite crystal is lustrous and transparent with internal phantoms. It's a complete single crystal that grew atop a Quartz crystal and has a light green color wtih a bit or purple inside.


LP197 - Fluorite $ 70
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
thumbnail - 2.8 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm


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Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp197a.jpg] Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp197b.jpg] Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp197c.jpg]

Cluster of transparent purple Fluorite crystals from the famous Yaogangxian Mine in China. The Fluorite crystals are lustrous and transparent, undamaged, with attached Chlorite and Pyrite.


LP198 - Fluorite $ 125
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 2 cm


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Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp198a.jpg] Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp198b.jpg] Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp198c.jpg]

Cluster of transparent purple Fluorite crystals from the famous Yaogangxian Mine in China. The Fluorite crystals are lustrous and transparent and reach 1.8cm across.


LP199 - Fluorite with Dolomite $ 200
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
miniature - 3.3 x 2.5 x 1.3 cm


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Fluorite with Dolomite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp199a.jpg] Fluorite with Dolomite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp199b.jpg] Fluorite with Dolomite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp199c.jpg]

Cluster of transparent purple ('grape jelly') cubic Fluorite crystals with attached Dolomite from the famous Yaogangxian Mine in China. The Fluorite crystals are lustrous and transparent with a deep purple color. In excellent condition.

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