Selected Specimens

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LP359 - Magnesioaxinite $ 350
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.8 x 3 x 1.1 cm


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Magnesioaxinite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/lp359a.jpg] Magnesioaxinite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/lp359b.jpg] Magnesioaxinite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/lp359c.jpg]

Thick single crystal of Magnesioaxinite from the Merelani Tanzanite mines. The crystal is about half purple and half orange and well crystallized on both sides. Like most, there is some chipping/damage around the edges. Importantly, it is a thick and robust crystal with lots of transparent areas.


LP363 - Scapolite $ 175
Morogoro, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 2.1 x 1.6 cm


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Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/lp363a.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/lp363b.jpg] Scapolite from Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/lp363c.jpg]

Complete, well terminated golden Scapolite crystal with nice transparency.


LP364 - Tsavorite, Tanzanite, Pyrite $ 250
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.3 x 2.5 x 2.3 cm


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Tsavorite, Tanzanite, Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/lp364a.jpg] Tsavorite, Tanzanite, Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/lp364b.jpg] Tsavorite, Tanzanite, Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/lp364c.jpg]

Rare example of a large Tsavorite crystal that is partially altered to Tanzanite in areas, the only one like it I've ever had. Pyrite crystals are also present along with some Graphite on the bottom.


LP365 - Fluorite $ 4500
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
cabinet - 11.5 x 8 x 5 cm


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Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp365a.jpg] Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp365b.jpg] Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp365c.jpg] Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp365d.jpg]

Large vivid blue Fluorite crystals from the Yaogangxian Mine in China. This specimen has both large sized crystals for the locality and exceptional color. There is a purple phantom deep inside. Good transparency and in excellent condition with one small Quartz crystal grown into the back.


LP366 - Scheelite on Muscovite $ 1200
Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China
cabinet - 11.5 x 8.5 x 4.5 cm


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Scheelite on Muscovite from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/lp366a.jpg] Scheelite on Muscovite from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/lp366b.jpg] Scheelite on Muscovite from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/lp366c.jpg]

Cluster of transparent to translucent Scheelite octahedra well centered on a Muscovite crystal covered matrix. The Scheelite reach 4cm in size. Saw cut on back.


LP367 - Fluorite $ 2500
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 3 cm


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Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp367a.jpg] Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp367b.jpg] Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp367c.jpg] Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp367d.jpg]

Penetration twin of transparent purple Fluorite crystals from the Yaogangxian Mine in China. Highly transparent (looks like purple glass!) and wonderful aesthetics. There are highly lustrous faces on the front and right side with frosted faces on the left and parts of top and back faces. A fine miniature Fluorite of exceptional beauty. The photos don't convey how transparent and bright this is.


LP371 - Siderite $ 150
Vibora Mine, Colavi District, Potosi, Bolivia
miniature - 3.5 x 2.5 x 2.2 cm


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Siderite from Vibora Mine, Colavi District, Potosi, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/lp371a.jpg] Siderite from Vibora Mine, Colavi District, Potosi, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/lp371b.jpg]

Golden brown, translucent single Siderite crystal on a matrix of Pyrite and Bornite. The crystal is 1cm tall and of an uncommon hexagonal form of Siderite. Siderite in this form are also found in Cornwall where they are called 'horse tooth' Siderite and are highly coveted.


LP375 - Andradite on Hematite $ 200
Wessels Mine, Hotazel, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape, South Africa
miniature - 3.8 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Andradite on Hematite from Wessels Mine, Hotazel, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape, South Africa [db_pics/pics/lp375a.jpg] Andradite on Hematite from Wessels Mine, Hotazel, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape, South Africa [db_pics/pics/lp375b.jpg]

Cluster of silvery metallic Hematite crystals partially coated by sparkling red Andradite crystals. The crystal group detached in the pocket as evidenced by the rough bottom side where the crystals detached showing areas of coverage by Andradite crystals.


LP376 - Azurite with Malachite $ 2500
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 9 x 8.5 x 4.5 cm


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Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/lp376a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/lp376b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/lp376c.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/lp376d.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/lp376e.jpg]

Striking specimen with well isolated Azurite crystals standing upright and a light colored rock matrix. The crystals reach 2.6cm in size with one being almost completely pseudomorphed to Malachite with only a thin veneer of Azurite remaining. There are 5 main crystals in perfect condition with a few smaller Azurite and small tufts of Malachite. Saw cut on base.


LP377 - Cassiterite $ 275
Viloco Mine, La Paz Dept., Bolivia
small cabinet - 6 x 3 x 2.8 cm


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Cassiterite from Viloco Mine, La Paz Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/lp377a.jpg] Cassiterite from Viloco Mine, La Paz Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/lp377b.jpg] Cassiterite from Viloco Mine, La Paz Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/lp377c.jpg] Cassiterite from Viloco Mine, La Paz Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/lp377d.jpg]

Well formed, shiny smoke-colored crystals of Cassiterite and small Quartz crystals from Bolivia. Highly lustrous gemmy brown crystals to 2.4cm in size, some showing small areas of transparency. Comes with a couple of old labels.


LP378 - Bournonite $ 1500
Machacamarca District, Potosi Department, Bolivia
small cabinet - 8 x 6 x 5 cm


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Bournonite from Machacamarca District, Potosi Department, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/lp378a.jpg] Bournonite from Machacamarca District, Potosi Department, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/lp378b.jpg] Bournonite from Machacamarca District, Potosi Department, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/lp378c.jpg] Bournonite from Machacamarca District, Potosi Department, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/lp378d.jpg]

Matrix specimen loaded with large silvery metallic 'cogwheels' of Bournonite. The crystals reach 2.5 cm wide and are present on front, sides and back (both front and back shown in photos). All are in good condition except one on the back and one on the left side with a chip facing towards the back. There are small Pyrite and Sphalerite crystals coating the matrix.


LP379 - Bournonite $ 400
Machacamarca District, Potosi Department, Bolivia
miniature - 5 x 4 x 2.5 cm


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Bournonite from Machacamarca District, Potosi Department, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/lp379a.jpg] Bournonite from Machacamarca District, Potosi Department, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/lp379b.jpg] Bournonite from Machacamarca District, Potosi Department, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/lp379c.jpg] Bournonite from Machacamarca District, Potosi Department, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/lp379d.jpg]

A silvery metallic 'cogwheel' of Bournonite in matrix. The crystal is 2.5 cm wide and in perfect condition. There is another partial crystal and small Pyrite and Sphalerite crystals coating the matrix. Saw cut on bottom.


LP433 - Amethyst after Calcite $ 800
Artigas, Uruguay
small cabinet - 8 x 6 x 4 cm


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Amethyst after Calcite from Artigas, Uruguay [db_pics/pics/lp433a.jpg] Amethyst after Calcite from Artigas, Uruguay [db_pics/pics/lp433b.jpg] Amethyst after Calcite from Artigas, Uruguay [db_pics/pics/lp433c.jpg] Amethyst after Calcite from Artigas, Uruguay [db_pics/pics/lp433d.jpg]

Angular cast of Amethyst crystals that formed as an epimorph atop the termination of a now gone large Calcite crystal. The smooth faces and hexagonal form the of the former Calcite are evident. The black areas are due to a layer of Hematite that was present between the Amethyst and the former Calcite. Ex. Carl Acosta and Len Pisciotta collections. Len's old label shows a price of $1800.


LP434 - Cerussite $ 900
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 8.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/lp434a.jpg] Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/lp434b.jpg] Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/lp434c.jpg]

Exquisite specimen of transparent Cerussite crystals from Tsumeb. A long, narrow rock matrix hosts numerous transparent Cerussite crystals, many of which have a golden coloration. Fine and undamaged. Ex. Cliff Krueger, Len Pisciotta collections and comes with 3 old labels.


LP435 - Barite $ 200
Sidi Lahcen, Nador, Nador Province, Oriental Region, Morocco
miniature - 5 x 4 x 2.8 cm


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Barite from Sidi Lahcen, Nador, Nador Province, Oriental Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/lp435a.jpg] Barite from Sidi Lahcen, Nador, Nador Province, Oriental Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/lp435b.jpg] Barite from Sidi Lahcen, Nador, Nador Province, Oriental Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/lp435c.jpg]

Cluster of terminated and doubly-terminated blue Barite crystals from Morocco. The Barite is translucent to transparent and composed of thin bladed crystals grouped together forming and attractive cluster. Ex. Len Pisciotta collection.
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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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