Selected Specimens

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LP193 - Fluorite $ 120
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp193a.jpg] Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp193b.jpg] Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp193c.jpg] Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp193d.jpg]

Transparent purple cubic Fluorite crystals from the famous Yaogangxian Mine in China. The Fluorite crystals are lustrous and transparent. The main crystal is 3cm across.


LP194 - Fluorite on Quartz $ 125
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
miniature - 3.5 x 2.5 x 2.3 cm


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Fluorite on Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp194a.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp194b.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp194c.jpg]

Transparent purple cubic Fluorite crystals grown atop a Quartz crystal from the famous Yaogangxian Mine in China. The Fluorite crystals are lustrous and transparent. In good overall and complete all around.


LP218 - Fluorite $ 350
Chumar Bakhoor, Nagar, Hunza Valley, Pakistan
cabinet - 11 x 8 x 4.5 cm


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Fluorite from Chumar Bakhoor, Nagar, Hunza Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/lp218a.jpg] Fluorite from Chumar Bakhoor, Nagar, Hunza Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/lp218b.jpg] Fluorite from Chumar Bakhoor, Nagar, Hunza Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/lp218c.jpg] Fluorite from Chumar Bakhoor, Nagar, Hunza Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/lp218e.jpg]

Transparent pink and green Fluorite crystals on Muscovite. The Fluorite are water-clear with stepped surface faces. The crystals reach 5cm in size and are undamaged. Ex. Len Pisciotta collection.


LP228 - Amethyst scepters $ 275
Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 4 cm


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Amethyst scepters from Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/lp228a.jpg] Amethyst scepters from Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/lp228b.jpg] Amethyst scepters from Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/lp228c.jpg] Amethyst scepters from Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/lp228d.jpg] Amethyst scepters from Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/lp228e.jpg]

Diverging 'starburst' formation of Amethyst scepters from Las Vigas. There are 3 main crystals in the formation all shooting off in different directions. All are glassy and undamaged. An excellent piece that stands out from the crowd. Ex. Len Pisciotta collection.


LP283 - Neptunite $ 350
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 6.5 x 4 cm


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Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/lp283a.jpg] Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/lp283b.jpg] Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/lp283c.jpg] Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/lp283d.jpg]

Black Neptunite crystals on white Natrolite over schist matrix. The Neptunite are all well terminated quality crystals and well separated on matrix. Because of the Benitoite found at this locality, people often overlook the fact that the Neptunite found here is also the world's best for species. Ex. Len Pisciotta collection. Len has bought and sold a large number of specimens from this mine. The fact that he kept this one in his collection speaks to it's quality.


LP284 - Quartz faden $ 175
North Waziristan Prov., Pakistan
small cabinet - 7.5 x 4 x 3 cm


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Quartz faden from North Waziristan Prov., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/lp284a.jpg] Quartz faden from North Waziristan Prov., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/lp284b.jpg] Quartz faden from North Waziristan Prov., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/lp284c.jpg]

Stacked cluster of interconnected double terminated Quartz crystals. Complete and undamaged with a white faden line down the center. Ex. Len Pisciotta collection.


LP222 - Quartz $ 200
Joaquim Felício, Minas Gerais, Brazil
cabinet - 10 x 9 x 3 cm


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Quartz from Joaquim Felício, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/lp222a.jpg] Quartz from Joaquim Felício, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/lp222b.jpg] Quartz from Joaquim Felício, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/lp222c.jpg] Quartz from Joaquim Felício, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/lp222d.jpg]

Glassy, transparent clear Quartz crystals with inclusions of mossy pink and green. These are sometimes called 'garden Quartz'. This is a fine quality cluster in excellent condition with high luster. Ex. Len Pisciotta collection.


LP217 - Quartz $ 200
Joaquim Felício, Minas Gerais, Brazil
cabinet - 12 x 10 x 4.5 cm


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Quartz from Joaquim Felício, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/lp217a.jpg] Quartz from Joaquim Felício, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/lp217c.jpg] Quartz from Joaquim Felício, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/lp217d.jpg] Quartz from Joaquim Felício, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/lp217e.jpg]

Glassy, transparent clear Quartz crystals with inclusions of mossy pink and green. These are sometimes called 'garden Quartz'. This is a fine quality cluster in excellent condition with high luster. Ex. Len Pisciotta collection.


LP210 - Ramsdellite $ 275
Mistake Mine, Yavapai County, Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5 x 4 cm


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Ramsdellite from Mistake Mine, Yavapai County, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/lp210a.jpg] Ramsdellite from Mistake Mine, Yavapai County, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/lp210b.jpg] Ramsdellite from Mistake Mine, Yavapai County, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/lp210c.jpg] Ramsdellite from Mistake Mine, Yavapai County, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/lp210d.jpg]

Robust, well crystallized specimen of Ramsdellite loaded with crystals. Thick and sturdy specimen of this uncommon manganese oxide species. Ex. Len Pisciotta collection.


LP225 - Amethyst $ 350
Kingston Mountain, San Bernardino Co., California, USA
cabinet - 13.5 x 12 x 6 cm


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Amethyst from Kingston Mountain, San Bernardino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/lp225a.jpg] Amethyst from Kingston Mountain, San Bernardino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/lp225b.jpg] Amethyst from Kingston Mountain, San Bernardino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/lp225c.jpg] Amethyst from Kingston Mountain, San Bernardino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/lp225d.jpg]

Large specimen of deep purple Amethyst crystals from an obscure California locality. This is not only good sized but also has excellent color compared to most which can be paler or have milky colored Quartz overgrowths. Ex. Len Pisciotta collection.


LP226 - Amethyst $ 350
Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico
cabinet - 11.5 x 6 x 4.5 cm


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Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/lp226C.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/lp226a.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/lp226b.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/lp226d.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/lp226f.jpg]

Purple Amethyst crystals on matrix from Las Vigas. The crystals are transparent and in perfect condition and occur on a green Epidote coated matrix creating an overal colorful specimen. Ex. Len Pisciotta collection (his old label shows a price of $650).


LP227 - Copper $ 450
Itauz Mine, Karagandy, Kazakhstan
cabinet - 12 x 7 x 1 cm


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Copper from Itauz Mine, Karagandy, Kazakhstan [db_pics/pics/lp227a.jpg] Copper from Itauz Mine, Karagandy, Kazakhstan [db_pics/pics/lp227b.jpg] Copper from Itauz Mine, Karagandy, Kazakhstan [db_pics/pics/lp227c.jpg] Copper from Itauz Mine, Karagandy, Kazakhstan [db_pics/pics/lp227d.jpg]

Large and aesthetic flat grouping of Copper crystals. Displayable from either side. Ex. Len Pisciotta collection (Len's old label shows a price of $1200).


LP351 - Tsavorite, Diopside on Titanite $ 450
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 2 cm


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Tsavorite, Diopside on Titanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/lp351a.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside on Titanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/lp351b.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside on Titanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/lp351c.jpg] Tsavorite, Diopside on Titanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/lp351d.jpg]

This is a really neat and aesthetic combination specimen from the Merelani Tanzanite mines. A large, chocolate brown twinned Titanite with attached green Tsavorite and white Diopside crystals on one side. Titanite crystals are fairly uncommon at Merelani.


LP352 - Diopside on Tanzanite $ 450
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 1.7 cm


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Diopside on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/lp352a.jpg] Diopside on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/lp352b.jpg] Diopside on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/lp352c.jpg] Diopside on Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/lp352d.jpg]

Two terminated green Diopside crystals spearing through a partial Tanzanite crystal. This is a colorful and unusual specimen unlike any I can recall seeing before. The Tanzanite is thick too, with good sized transparent areas that give this piece cutting rough value. It weighs 24.58 grams (122 carats).


LP355 - Prehnite $ 225
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 3.7 x 3.5 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/lp355a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/lp355b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/lp355c.jpg]

Well crystallized group of translucent Prehnite with a bit of attached Graphite on the base. Somewhat spherical in shape with great lemon yellow color.
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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

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