Selected Specimens

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LL681 - Clinoclase $ 1800 (=~ ¥ 186335)
Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA
large cabinet - 18 x 9 x 5 cm


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Clinoclase from Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL681a.jpg] Clinoclase from Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL681b.jpg] Clinoclase from Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL681c.jpg] Clinoclase from Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL681d.jpg] Clinoclase from Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL681e.jpg]

Large and impressive specimen of Clinoclase from the now defunct Majuba Hill Mine. Deep blue, lustrous crystals cover much of the front display face. Sawcut on back and base. This is the largest, richest good Clinoclase I've seen from Majuba.


LL541 - Almandine $ 600 (=~ ¥ 62112)
Garnet Hill, Ely, White Pine Co., Nevada, USA
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 2.2 cm


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Almandine from Garnet Hill, Ely, White Pine Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL541a.jpg] Almandine from Garnet Hill, Ely, White Pine Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL541b.jpg] Almandine from Garnet Hill, Ely, White Pine Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL541c.jpg] Almandine from Garnet Hill, Ely, White Pine Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL541d.jpg]

Large 1.8cm Almandine crystal on pink Rhyolite. An especially good example for this occurrence, probably the best I've seen. Undamaged.


LL484 - Ettringite $ 300 (=~ ¥ 31056)
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 1.8 cm


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Ettringite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/LL484a.jpg] Ettringite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/LL484b.jpg] Ettringite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/LL484c.jpg] Ettringite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/LL484d.jpg] Ettringite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/LL484.mp4]

Intergrown group of lemon yellow Ettringite crystals. Main crystal is double-terminated and thick at 1.7 x 1.5 cm. There is also a small metallic black tabular crystal sticking out one side, possibly Hematite.


LL492 - Afghanite $ 250 (=~ ¥ 25880)
Sar-e-Sang, Badakhshan, Afghanistan
miniature - 4 x 2 x 2 cm


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Afghanite from Sar-e-Sang, Badakhshan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/LL492a.jpg] Afghanite from Sar-e-Sang, Badakhshan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/LL492b.jpg] Afghanite from Sar-e-Sang, Badakhshan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/LL492c.jpg] Afghanite from Sar-e-Sang, Badakhshan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/LL492d.jpg]

Translucent blue Afghanite crystals in a Calcite and Pyrite rich matrix. 


LL537 - Rhodonite $ 450 (=~ ¥ 46584)
San Martin Mine, Chiurucu, Huanuco, Peru
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm


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Rhodonite from San Martin Mine, Chiurucu, Huanuco, Peru [db_pics/pics/LL537a.jpg] Rhodonite from San Martin Mine, Chiurucu, Huanuco, Peru [db_pics/pics/LL537b.jpg] Rhodonite from San Martin Mine, Chiurucu, Huanuco, Peru [db_pics/pics/LL537c.jpg] Rhodonite from San Martin Mine, Chiurucu, Huanuco, Peru [db_pics/pics/LL537d.jpg] Rhodonite from San Martin Mine, Chiurucu, Huanuco, Peru [db_pics/pics/LL537e.jpg]

Platy crystal group of deep pink Rhodonite. Good large crystals from a 1989 find. 


LL452 - Azurite with Chrysocolla after Libethenite $ 280 (=~ ¥ 28986)
Burra Burra Copper Mine, Mt Lofty Ranges, South Australia, Australia
miniature - 4.5 x 3 x 2 cm


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Azurite with Chrysocolla after Libethenite from Burra Burra Copper Mine, Mt Lofty Ranges, South Australia, Australia [db_pics/pics/LL452a.jpg] Azurite with Chrysocolla after Libethenite from Burra Burra Copper Mine, Mt Lofty Ranges, South Australia, Australia [db_pics/pics/LL452b.jpg] Azurite with Chrysocolla after Libethenite from Burra Burra Copper Mine, Mt Lofty Ranges, South Australia, Australia [db_pics/pics/LL452c.jpg] Azurite with Chrysocolla after Libethenite from Burra Burra Copper Mine, Mt Lofty Ranges, South Australia, Australia [db_pics/pics/LL452d.jpg]

Platy, electric blue crystals of Azurite with pseudomorphs of Chysocolla after Libethenite. Colorful and unusual Azurite specimen.


LL462 - Roselite $ 350 (=~ ¥ 36232)
Bou Azzer District, Ouarzazate Province, Draa-Tafilalet, Morocco
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5 x 3 cm


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Roselite from Bou Azzer District, Ouarzazate Province, Draa-Tafilalet, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL462a.jpg] Roselite from Bou Azzer District, Ouarzazate Province, Draa-Tafilalet, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL462b.jpg] Roselite from Bou Azzer District, Ouarzazate Province, Draa-Tafilalet, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL462c.jpg] Roselite from Bou Azzer District, Ouarzazate Province, Draa-Tafilalet, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL462d.jpg]

Translucent deep purple/red Roselite crystals on Calcite crystals. Good coverage of relatively large crystals. Ex. Bob Reynolds collection and comes wtih an old Kristalle label.


LL417 - Ferberite with Fluorite $ 400 (=~ ¥ 41408)
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 8 x 5.2 x 3.2 cm


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Ferberite with Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/LL417a.jpg] Ferberite with Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/LL417b.jpg] Ferberite with Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/LL417c.jpg] Ferberite with Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/LL417d.jpg] Ferberite with Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/LL417e.jpg]

Large terminated Ferberite crystal, complete all around. Thick and heavy with a small fluorite cube, Muscovite, and Calcite attached.


LL547 - Quartz var. Herkimer Diamond $ 350 (=~ ¥ 36232)
Herkimer, New York, USA
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Quartz var. Herkimer Diamond from Herkimer, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/LL547b.jpg] Quartz var. Herkimer Diamond from Herkimer, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/LL547c.jpg] Quartz var. Herkimer Diamond from Herkimer, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/LL547d.jpg] Quartz var. Herkimer Diamond from Herkimer, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/LL547e.jpg]

Double-terminated, water-clear Quartz crystals. Main crystal is 3.3cm with 3 smaller crystals stacked on top. Undamaged. 


LL460 - Spinel $ 500 (=~ ¥ 51760)
Twin Lakes Limestone deposit, Lower Twin Lake, Twin Lakes, Fresno Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5.2 x 3 cm


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Spinel from Twin Lakes Limestone deposit, Lower Twin Lake, Twin Lakes, Fresno Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL460a.jpg] Spinel from Twin Lakes Limestone deposit, Lower Twin Lake, Twin Lakes, Fresno Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL460b.jpg] Spinel from Twin Lakes Limestone deposit, Lower Twin Lake, Twin Lakes, Fresno Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL460d.jpg]

Well formed, translucent octahedrons of blue Spinel to 7mm in size associated with brown Pargasite crystals. Sawcut on back. Collected by Chuck Trantham and Al McGuinness in 1986. Chuck's label indicates locality as 'Locality 2, Twin Lakes area, Fresno Co., California, USA'.


LL418 - Malachite $ 125 (=~ ¥ 12940)
Katanga, Congo (DRC)
small cabinet - 7.3 x 6 x 0.6 cm


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Malachite from Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/LL418a.jpg] Malachite from Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/LL418b.jpg] Malachite from Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/LL418d.jpg]

Cut and polished slice of a Malachite stalactite with great color banding. Good polsih on both sides.


LL513 - Acanthite $ 350 (=~ ¥ 36232)
Reyes Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.6 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Acanthite from Reyes Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL513a.jpg] Acanthite from Reyes Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL513b.jpg] Acanthite from Reyes Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL513c.jpg] Acanthite from Reyes Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL513d.jpg] Acanthite from Reyes Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL513e.jpg]

Cubic, stepped crystal cluster of Acanthite, a Silver sulfide mineral famous from this mine. Undamaged and complete all around. Ex. Bob Reynolds collection.


LL489 - Whiteite $ 300 (=~ ¥ 31056)
Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2 x 1.8 cm


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Whiteite from Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL489a.jpg] Whiteite from Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL489b.jpg] Whiteite from Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL489c.jpg] Whiteite from Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL489d.jpg]

Large, blocky single Whiteite crystal with a smaller crystal intergrown. Complete all around and undamaged. This is the best locality for this rare species and this is an excellent, large example. Ex. Bob Reynolds collection.


LL1100 - Morganite, Schorl, Spessartine $ 750 (=~ ¥ 77640)
Little 3 Mine, Ramona, San Diego Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5.5 x 4.5 cm


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Morganite, Schorl, Spessartine from Little 3 Mine, Ramona, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL1100a.jpg] Morganite, Schorl, Spessartine from Little 3 Mine, Ramona, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL1100b.jpg] Morganite, Schorl, Spessartine from Little 3 Mine, Ramona, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL1100c.jpg]

A mound of white Albite crystals hosting a 3cm elongated Morganite crystal, a thick 3.5cm Schorl, and an 8mm Spessartine. The Spessartine grew between two crystals and has a couple flat sides, but it is gemmy with that famous citrus orange color. The Morganite has been reattached to the matrix. A classic combination specimen for this mine. Ex. Bob Reynolds collection.


LL482 - Copper in Calcite $ 450 (=~ ¥ 46584)
Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA
thumbnail - 2.6 x 2.5 x 2.3 cm


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Copper in Calcite from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/LL482a.jpg] Copper in Calcite from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/LL482b.jpg] Copper in Calcite from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/LL482c.jpg] Copper in Calcite from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/LL482d.jpg] Copper in Calcite from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/LL482e.jpg] Copper in Calcite from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/LL482.mp4]

Gem-like double-terminated Calcite crystal with attached and included Copper. The crystal is 1.7cm wide and undamaged. You can see right thought it to the matrix. There are smaller Calcite crystals present too. Ex. Bob Reynolds collection.

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13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36
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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