Selected Specimens

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LP463 - Cuprian Smithsonite $ 450
79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
cabinet - 10.5 x 8.5 x 5 cm


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Cuprian Smithsonite from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/lp463a.jpg] Cuprian Smithsonite from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/lp463b.jpg] Cuprian Smithsonite from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/lp463c.jpg] Cuprian Smithsonite from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/lp463d.jpg]

Good coverage of deep green Cuprian Smithsonite from the 79 Mine. Layers of satiny, translucent green Smithsonite cover the front and much of the back side of specimen.


LP605 - Tourmaline with Quartz (R) $ 3500
Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 6.8 x 3.2 x 2 cm


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Tourmaline with Quartz (R) from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/lp605a.jpg] Tourmaline with Quartz (R) from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/lp605b.jpg] Tourmaline with Quartz (R) from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/lp605c.jpg] Tourmaline with Quartz (R) from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/lp605d.jpg]

Branching, multi-colored Tourmaline specimen from the gem pegmatites of southern California. Gemmy green crystals with rose-colored terminations(more red than typical pink). This is unusual in that most Himalaya Mine Tourmaline are single crystals and this branching specimen, with an attached doubly-terminated Quartz, is particularly aesthetic. The large Tourmaline is also doubly-terminated. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection. Tim's label notes that it was self-collected by Tim in 1989 during a collecting trip with Peter Lyckberg. It has an indentation from another crystal on the side, and has one repair. This was one of Tim's most prized specimens in his collection and was shown on the first page of Tim's section in the California collector edition of the Mineralogical Record.


LP606 - Cerussite, Duftite on Calcite $ 300
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 7 x 3.2 x 3 cm


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Cerussite, Duftite on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/lp606a.jpg] Cerussite, Duftite on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/lp606b.jpg] Cerussite, Duftite on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/lp606c.jpg] Cerussite, Duftite on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/lp606d.jpg] Cerussite, Duftite on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/lp606e.jpg]

Glassy, gemmy Cerussite crystals atop Calcite crystals partially coated by green Duftite. The Cerussite are very bright and lustrous and reach 1.8cm wide. Well crystallized all around, it's nearly a floater with just one small point of contact on back.


LP607 - Adamite $ 350
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
small cabinet - 7.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/lp607a.jpg] Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/lp607b.jpg] Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/lp607c.jpg] Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/lp607d.jpg]

Lustrous and sparkling fan-shaped aggregates of Adamite crystals on Limonite. The Adamite are clean and undamaged and additional smaller single crystals add to it's appeal.


LP272 - Brazilianite $ 325
Telerio Mine, Mendes Pimental, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 3.2 x 1.1 x 0.6 cm


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Brazilianite from Telerio Mine, Mendes Pimental, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/lp272a.jpg] Brazilianite from Telerio Mine, Mendes Pimental, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/lp272b.jpg] Brazilianite from Telerio Mine, Mendes Pimental, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/lp272c.jpg] Brazilianite from Telerio Mine, Mendes Pimental, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/lp272d.jpg]

Glassy and gemmy Brazilianite crystal from the Telerio Mine in Brazil. This is a doubly-terminated crystal in perfect condition with just one slight indentation on one edge where it grew upon Albite. Ex. Len Pisciotta collection. Len hunted for doubly-terminated Brazilianites for years and this is one of a small sub-collection he assembled.


LP273 - Brazilianite $ 395
Telerio Mine, Mendes Pimental, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 3.5 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


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Brazilianite from Telerio Mine, Mendes Pimental, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/lp273a.jpg] Brazilianite from Telerio Mine, Mendes Pimental, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/lp273b.jpg] Brazilianite from Telerio Mine, Mendes Pimental, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/lp273c.jpg] Brazilianite from Telerio Mine, Mendes Pimental, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/lp273d.jpg] Brazilianite from Telerio Mine, Mendes Pimental, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/lp273e.jpg]

Glassy and gemmy Brazilianite crystal from the Telerio Mine in Brazil. This is a doubly-terminated crystal in perfect condition. A floater with a few smaller attached crystals and Albite. Ex. Len Pisciotta collection. Len hunted for doubly-terminated Brazilianites for years and this is one of a small sub-collection he assembled.


LP608 - Stibnite $ 150
McLaughlin Mine, Napa Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 2 x 2 cm


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Stibnite from McLaughlin Mine, Napa Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/lp608a.jpg] Stibnite from McLaughlin Mine, Napa Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/lp608b.jpg] Stibnite from McLaughlin Mine, Napa Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/lp608c.jpg]

Silvery metallic crystals of Stibnite from the McLaughlin Mine (Manhattan Mine). A nice cluster from this lesser known, defunct locality. The McLaughlin Mine is a former Au-Ag-Pb-Hg-Sb mine discovered 1865 that operated until 1945.


LP609 - Fluorite, Arsenopyrite with Quartz $ 500
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 9 x 8.5 x 5 cm


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Fluorite, Arsenopyrite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp609a.jpg] Fluorite, Arsenopyrite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp609b.jpg] Fluorite, Arsenopyrite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp609c.jpg] Fluorite, Arsenopyrite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp609d.jpg]

Transparent blue Fluorite cubes and Aresenopyrte crystals grown among glassy clear Quartz crystals. This is an older piece (about 20 years) reecently acquired out of a collection and has a distinct and different appearance that more recent specimens from this mine. There are also a few small Ferberite crystals present.


LP610 - Tennantite after Azurite $ 750
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 7 x 5 x 3 cm


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Tennantite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/lp610a.jpg] Tennantite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/lp610b.jpg] Tennantite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/lp610c.jpg] Tennantite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/lp610d.jpg]

Crystal cluster of Tennanite after Azurite from Tsumeb. Elongated, primatic crystals of former Azurite that have been pseudomorphed to Tennantite. An undamaged cluster with individual crystals to 7cm in length. This piece was mined from the first oxidation zone of Tsumeb. This type of pseudomorph only occurred at Tsumeb, and then only rarely.


LP611 - Malachite on Dioptase with Shattuckite pseudomorphs $ 950
Tantara Mine, Shinkolobwe, Katanga, DR Congo
cabinet - 10.5 x 7 x 6 cm


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Malachite on Dioptase with Shattuckite pseudomorphs from Tantara Mine, Shinkolobwe, Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/lp611a.jpg] Malachite on Dioptase with Shattuckite pseudomorphs from Tantara Mine, Shinkolobwe, Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/lp611b.jpg] Malachite on Dioptase with Shattuckite pseudomorphs from Tantara Mine, Shinkolobwe, Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/lp611c.jpg] Malachite on Dioptase with Shattuckite pseudomorphs from Tantara Mine, Shinkolobwe, Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/lp611d.jpg] Malachite on Dioptase with Shattuckite pseudomorphs from Tantara Mine, Shinkolobwe, Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/lp611e.jpg] Malachite on Dioptase with Shattuckite pseudomorphs from Tantara Mine, Shinkolobwe, Katanga, DR Congo [db_pics/pics/lp611f.jpg]

Large specimen of Dioptase, primary Malachite crystals, and Shattuckite. Though not a classically perfect specimen (the front of the Malachite cluster is contacted by the opposing pocket wall), it is none the less large, impressive, and very interesting. Also, I got it in trade and have it priced to move. To start with, the cluster of Malachite crystals is nearly 6cm wide and composed of huge individual crysals that are sharp and pointed. There is no rock matrix - the rest of the specimen is composed entirely of Dioptase crystals, Shattuckite, and Chrysocolla. On the right side there is a large open vug lined with botryoidal Shattuckite and Dioptase crystals. On the back, there are at least a few small crystals of the rare double pseudomorph of Shattuckite after Dioptase after Calcite. All in all, a highly interesting and representative specimen from the Tantara Mine.


LP612 - Azurite $ 450
Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5.5 x 3.5 cm


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Azurite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/lp612a.jpg] Azurite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/lp612b.jpg] Azurite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/lp612c.jpg] Azurite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/lp612d.jpg]

Rosette formations of Azurite from Bisbee. The main cluster on top is 4cm wide and well crystallized, with additional smaller clusters along the sides.


LP613 - Axinite on Quartz $ 280
Puiva Mine #32, Polar Ural Mtns., Tyumen Oblast, Russia
miniature - 4 x 3.8 x 3 cm


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Axinite on Quartz from Puiva Mine #32, Polar Ural Mtns., Tyumen Oblast, Russia [db_pics/pics/lp613a.jpg] Axinite on Quartz from Puiva Mine #32, Polar Ural Mtns., Tyumen Oblast, Russia [db_pics/pics/lp613b.jpg] Axinite on Quartz from Puiva Mine #32, Polar Ural Mtns., Tyumen Oblast, Russia [db_pics/pics/lp613c.jpg]

Fine miniature composed of a sharp, transparent purple crystal of Axinite atop transparent smokey Quartz crystals. The Axinite is 2.5cm wide, transparent, and perfect on both sides. Comes with an old Frazier's Minerals label.


LP527 - Wulfenite with Mimetite $ 350
Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
cabinet - 12 x 9 x 5 cm


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Wulfenite with Mimetite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/lp527a.jpg] Wulfenite with Mimetite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/lp527b.jpg] Wulfenite with Mimetite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/lp527c.jpg] Wulfenite with Mimetite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/lp527d.jpg]

Limonite matrix with a large, flat display face covered by greenish yellow Mimetite and orange Wulfenite crystals. The Mimetite form small rounded clusters and the Wulfenite are well dispersed and separated across the speciemn. The wulfenite and translucent to transparent. Large, colorful specimen.


LP535 - Crocoite $ 280
Dundas, Tasmania, Australia
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3.8 x 3 cm


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Crocoite from Dundas, Tasmania, Australia [db_pics/pics/lp535a.jpg] Crocoite from Dundas, Tasmania, Australia [db_pics/pics/lp535b.jpg] Crocoite from Dundas, Tasmania, Australia [db_pics/pics/lp535c.jpg] Crocoite from Dundas, Tasmania, Australia [db_pics/pics/lp535d.jpg]

Specimen composed almost entirely of lustrous, red/orange crystals of Crocoite. An old label indicates this is from the Red Lead Mine.


LP537 - Fluorite $ 125
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
miniature - 4.7 x 3.8 x 2.2 cm


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Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp537a.jpg] Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp537b.jpg] Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp537c.jpg] Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp537d.jpg] Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp537e.jpg]

Glassy and gemmy cluster of transparent purple and light blue Fluorite crystals. The Fluorite are stepped cubic crystals and water clear.
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