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LL657 - Chalcophyllite $ 250
Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 2 cm


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Chalcophyllite from Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL657a.jpg] Chalcophyllite from Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL657b.jpg] Chalcophyllite from Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL657c.jpg]

Blue green crystals of Chalcophyllite on matrix from the now defunct Majuba Hill Mine. Good crystals are present on both the front and back sides of the matrix.


LL678 - Amethyst $ 180
Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico
small cabinet - 5.9 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL678a.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL678b.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL678c.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL678d.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL678.mp4]

Pair of glassy, transparent Amethyst crystals. Complete all around and undamaged, simple elegance.


LL623 - Brochantite $ 600
Milpillas Mine, cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 4.6 x 3.3 x 2.3 cm


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Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL623a.jpg] Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL623b.jpg] Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL623c.jpg] Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL623f.jpg]

Jackstraw cluster of large Brochantite crystals. Main crystal is a large 4.6cm in length. The crystals have a bright, electric green coloration. This mine is now closed and no more will be coming out.


LL675 - Quartz with Glaucophane inclusions $ 120
Mount Tamalpais, Marin Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 2 x 2 cm


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Quartz with Glaucophane inclusions from Mount Tamalpais, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL675a.jpg] Quartz with Glaucophane inclusions from Mount Tamalpais, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL675b.jpg] Quartz with Glaucophane inclusions from Mount Tamalpais, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL675d.jpg]

Double-terminated Quartz crystal with inclusions of blue/grey Glaucophane. These oddly shaped crystals were from a one time find about 10 years ago. Ex. Len Pisciotta collection.


LL635 - Adularia $ 150 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 75
Sella, St. Gotthard, Switzerland
small cabinet - 6.8 x 4.8 x 3 cm


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Adularia from Sella, St. Gotthard, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/LL635a.jpg] Adularia from Sella, St. Gotthard, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/LL635b.jpg] Adularia from Sella, St. Gotthard, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/LL635c.jpg] Adularia from Sella, St. Gotthard, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/LL635d.jpg]

Translucent to transparent 2.5cm Adularia crystal on matrix. High quality, lustrous crystal out of the Chuck Trantham collection and comes with a very old label.


LL672 - Clinoclase $ 400
Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5.5 x 4 cm


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Clinoclase from Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL672a.jpg] Clinoclase from Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL672b.jpg] Clinoclase from Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL672c.jpg]

Deep blue crystals of Clinoclase on matrix from the now defunct Majuba Hill Mine. The area of crystals is 4cm wide. An excellent example for the locality and of the species.


LL658 - Clinoclase on Cornubite $ 200 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 100
Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA
small cabinet - 5.7 x 3.3 x 0.8 cm


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Clinoclase on Cornubite from Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL658a.jpg] Clinoclase on Cornubite from Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL658b.jpg] Clinoclase on Cornubite from Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL658c.jpg]

Deep blue crystals of Clinoclase over green Cornubite from the now defunct Majuba Hill Mine. Both the front and back have great crystals and display equally well.


LL680 - Amethyst $ 160
Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico
small cabinet - 7.4 x 6 x 3.5 cm


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Amethyst from Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL680a.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL680b.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL680c.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL680d.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL680h.jpg]

Thin shards of Quartz and silica rich matrix hosting beautiful, undamaged Amethyst crystals. Main crystal is 4cm and double-terminated. Ex. Chuck Trantham and Al McGuinness collections.


LL709 - Neptunite with Benitoite $ 275
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 2.7 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Neptunite with Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL709a.jpg] Neptunite with Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL709b.jpg] Neptunite with Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL709c.jpg] Neptunite with Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL709e.jpg]

Well terminated Neptunite crystal with two attached Benitoite crystals.


LL659 - Clinoclase on Cornubite $ 200 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 100
Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA
miniature - 4.7 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Clinoclase on Cornubite from Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL659a.jpg] Clinoclase on Cornubite from Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL659b.jpg] Clinoclase on Cornubite from Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL659c.jpg]

Deep blue crystals of Clinoclase over green Cornubite from the now defunct Majuba Hill Mine. Both the front and back have great crystals.


LL738 - Benitoite $ 450
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 2 x 1.8 x 1.3 cm


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Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL738a.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL738b.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL738c.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL738d.jpg]

Single Benitoite with 'textbook' form. Benitoite is the only mineral that crystallizes in the trigonal bipyramidal form, a form that was only hypothesized prior to it's discovery. Here you have a perfect example of the rare form (and a rare mineral). It looks almost like a crystal model. Thick and complete all around, with Crossite inclusions.


LL743 - Adamite $ 150
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.6 x 2 x 2 cm


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Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL743a.jpg] Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL743b.jpg] Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL743c.jpg] Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL743d.jpg] Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL743e.jpg]

Two interconnected 'pinwheel' clusters of yellow Adamite. Undamaged.


LL730 - Gahnite rough and cut $ 350
Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria
thumbnail - 0.6 x 0.6 x 0.6 cm


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Gahnite rough and cut from Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/LL730a.jpg] Gahnite rough and cut from Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/LL730b.jpg] Gahnite rough and cut from Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/LL730c.jpg]

Rough and cut set of transparent blue Gahnite. Gahnite is the zinc rich end member and one of the rarer species in the Spinel group of minerals. The crystal is a complete octahedron with one tiny chip on one tip, otherwise perfect and translucent to transparent internally. The gemstone is 4.5mm wide. These were first discovered in 2001 and are found mostly of industrial quality. Though they don't get very large, the color is spectacular. The GIA has written a nice article about these crystals published in Gems & Gemology, Fall 2019, Vol. 55, No. 3.


LL735 - Bournonite with Sphalerite $ 375
Pachapaqui mining district, Bolognesi Province, Áncash, Peru
large cabinet - 17 x 13 x 6 cm


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Bournonite with Sphalerite from Pachapaqui mining district, Bolognesi Province, Áncash, Peru [db_pics/pics/LL735a.jpg] Bournonite with Sphalerite from Pachapaqui mining district, Bolognesi Province, Áncash, Peru [db_pics/pics/LL735b.jpg] Bournonite with Sphalerite from Pachapaqui mining district, Bolognesi Province, Áncash, Peru [db_pics/pics/LL735c.jpg] Bournonite with Sphalerite from Pachapaqui mining district, Bolognesi Province, Áncash, Peru [db_pics/pics/LL735e.jpg] Bournonite with Sphalerite from Pachapaqui mining district, Bolognesi Province, Áncash, Peru [db_pics/pics/LL735f.jpg]

Large specimen of interlocking and individual 'cogwheels' of Bournonite associated with black Sphalerite crystals and minor amounts of Pyrite and Quartz crystals.  A very rich sample loaded with Bournonite.  Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


LL811 - Cuprian Adamite $ 900
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Cuprian Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL811a.jpg] Cuprian Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL811b.jpg] Cuprian Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL811c.jpg] Cuprian Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL811e.jpg]

Limonite vug filled with colorless Calcite and green Cuprian Adamite crystals. This is a particularly fine example sporting large, undamaged crystals of great beauty. The crystal group at the front left is 2cm in size, with an individual crystal 1.2cm in size. The vug itself is lined with black Plattnerite which provides a stunning backdrop to the green and white crystals.
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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
133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144
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