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LL20 - Benitoite with Neptunite $ 5500
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 2 cm


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Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL20a.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL20b.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL20c.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL20d.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL20e.jpg]

Classic combination of Benitoite with black Neptunite featuring 2 large Benitoite crystals and a number of smaller crystals. The front crystal is 2.2cm while the one just behind it is also large at 2cm. Importantly, the crystals are sharply formed with good blue color and transparency at the tips. Undamaged.


LL828 - Smokey Quartz (R) $ 2000
Hallelujah Junction area, Washoe Co., Nevada, USA
cabinet - 13.5 x 8.5 x 5.5 cm


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Smokey Quartz (R) from Hallelujah Junction area, Washoe Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL828a.jpg] Smokey Quartz (R) from Hallelujah Junction area, Washoe Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL828b.jpg] Smokey Quartz (R) from Hallelujah Junction area, Washoe Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL828c.jpg] Smokey Quartz (R) from Hallelujah Junction area, Washoe Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL828d.jpg] Smokey Quartz (R) from Hallelujah Junction area, Washoe Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL828i.jpg]

Tall Smokey Quartz scepter on matrix. These are found in sand filled cavities in Granite, usually only as single crystals and less commonly as matrix specimens. It displays a wonderful contrast between the light scepter head and the darker, gem quality stalk. It has one repair at the base of the stalk where it attaches to the matrix. The good luster of the scepter head and the complete transparency of the main crystal make this an exceptional specimen for the locality.


LL813 - Woodhouseite $ 1200
Champion Mine, White Mountains, Mono Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 6.2 x 4.5 x 3 cm


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Woodhouseite from Champion Mine, White Mountains, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL813a.jpg] Woodhouseite from Champion Mine, White Mountains, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL813b.jpg] Woodhouseite from Champion Mine, White Mountains, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL813c.jpg] Woodhouseite from Champion Mine, White Mountains, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL813d.jpg] Woodhouseite from Champion Mine, White Mountains, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL813e.jpg]

Specimen of rare Woodhouseite crystals on a Quartz matrix from the now closed Champion Mine. This specimen features large crystals for the species with the largest a perfect 9mm crystal and additional larger crystals of 8mm and 6mm along with smaller crystals over a quartz crystal lined vug. Ex. Marion Godshaw collection with label.


LL801 - Wulfenite $ 2500
Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 5.7 x 4 x 3 cm


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Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL801a.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL801c.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL801d.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL801b.jpg]

Cluster of large, orange/red crystals of Wulfenite on a small amount of matrix. The largest crystal is 3.7cm (an inch and half!) and has some contacting with matrix along the edges. A large, perfect 2.4cm crystal is attached on the right side, along with numerous crystals in the middle. Excellent color and luster. Collected by Jim Clanin in 1984.


LL802 - Malachite $ 900
Morenci, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm


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Malachite from Morenci, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL802a.jpg] Malachite from Morenci, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL802b.jpg] Malachite from Morenci, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL802c.jpg] Malachite from Morenci, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL802d.jpg] Malachite from Morenci, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL802e.jpg]

Hemispherical masses of Malachite to 1.4cm wide from the Morenci Mine. These Malachites are typical for the mine, this specimen with particularly good aesthetics and undamaged.


LL827 - Vivianite $ 450
Tomokoni Mine, Potosi Dept., Bolivia
small cabinet - 6 x 4 x 3 cm


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Vivianite from Tomokoni Mine, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL827a.jpg] Vivianite from Tomokoni Mine, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL827b.jpg] Vivianite from Tomokoni Mine, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL827c.jpg] Vivianite from Tomokoni Mine, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL827d.jpg] Vivianite from Tomokoni Mine, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL827e.jpg]

A 5.5cm green Vivianite crystal with attached red sandstone matrix typical for this find. A beautiful well formed, thick crystal that is transparent to translucent. Complete and undamaged.


LL803 - Pyromorphite $ 1200
Mexico Mine, Roughton Gill, Caldbeck, Allerdale, Cumbria, England, UK
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3 cm


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Pyromorphite from Mexico Mine, Roughton Gill, Caldbeck, Allerdale, Cumbria, England, UK [db_pics/pics/LL803a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Mexico Mine, Roughton Gill, Caldbeck, Allerdale, Cumbria, England, UK [db_pics/pics/LL803b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Mexico Mine, Roughton Gill, Caldbeck, Allerdale, Cumbria, England, UK [db_pics/pics/LL803c.jpg] Pyromorphite from Mexico Mine, Roughton Gill, Caldbeck, Allerdale, Cumbria, England, UK [db_pics/pics/LL803d.jpg] Pyromorphite from Mexico Mine, Roughton Gill, Caldbeck, Allerdale, Cumbria, England, UK [db_pics/pics/LL803e.jpg]

Specimen composed of densely grouped crystals of yellow/green Pyromorphite (nothing but crystals without matrix). Good colored, large Pyromorphites are rare from England. Some information on the locality from MINDAT: 'This property is adjacent to the Roughton Gill mine and exploits the eastward extension of the Roughton Gill (South) vein. It was begun in 1845, and three crosscuts were driven south to cut the vein. Although promising shoots of pyromorphite and cerussite were found early on, the mine proved to be a financial disaster. In the mid-1970's the Cornish mineral dealer Richard Barstow opened a vein exposure near the High Level of the Mexico mine and made a find of excellent pyromorphite of "old time" quality. The locality was subsequently worked by other collectors and further good material was discovered. The site is now backfilled.'


LL808 - Bastnasite $ 400
Zagi Mountain, Peshawar District, Pakistan
thumbnail - 1.7 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm


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Bastnasite from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/LL808a.jpg] Bastnasite from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/LL808b.jpg] Bastnasite from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/LL808c.jpg] Bastnasite from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/LL808d.jpg] Bastnasite from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/LL808e.jpg]

Prismatic single Bastnasite crystal. Translucent to transparent with a rich golden brown color. Zagi Mountain Basnasites are by far the world's best, it's basically a one locality mineral and they won't last forever. 


K159 - Brucite $ 200
Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan
small cabinet - 8 x 5 x 3 cm


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Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/k159a.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/k159b.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/k159c.jpg]

Large radial groups of solid Brucite with just a bit of attached matrix. Well crystallized all around and undamaged. Medium yellow color, translucent, thick and sturdy.


LL812 - Vivianite $ 800
Huanuni Mine, Dalence Prov., Oruru Department, Bolivia
miniature - 4.5 x 2.4 x 1.4 cm


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Vivianite from Huanuni Mine, Dalence Prov., Oruru Department, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL812a.jpg] Vivianite from Huanuni Mine, Dalence Prov., Oruru Department, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL812b.jpg] Vivianite from Huanuni Mine, Dalence Prov., Oruru Department, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL812c.jpg] Vivianite from Huanuni Mine, Dalence Prov., Oruru Department, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL812e.jpg] Vivianite from Huanuni Mine, Dalence Prov., Oruru Department, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL812.mp4]

Transparent blue/green double-terminated Vivianite crystal with attached radial crystals of Siderite. Complete all around and undamaged. This one has it all - great color, transparency, and double-terminated form which is uncommon.


LL804 - Roselite $ 1500
Bou Azzer Mine, Ouarzazate Province, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5.3 x 4 cm


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Roselite from Bou Azzer Mine, Ouarzazate Province, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL804a.jpg] Roselite from Bou Azzer Mine, Ouarzazate Province, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL804b.jpg] Roselite from Bou Azzer Mine, Ouarzazate Province, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL804c.jpg] Roselite from Bou Azzer Mine, Ouarzazate Province, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL804d.jpg]

Beautiful and glassy large magenta Roselite crystals lining a shallow vug. Robust crystals to 8mm in size that are lustrous and transparent. The color and quality of this specimen will light up and energize any mineral display.


LL873 - Fluorite $ 1200
Xianghuau Mine, Chenzhou, Hunan, China
cabinet - 15 x 8 x 4 cm


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Fluorite from Xianghuau Mine, Chenzhou, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/LL873a.jpg] Fluorite from Xianghuau Mine, Chenzhou, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/LL873b.jpg] Fluorite from Xianghuau Mine, Chenzhou, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/LL873c.jpg] Fluorite from Xianghuau Mine, Chenzhou, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/LL873d.jpg] Fluorite from Xianghuau Mine, Chenzhou, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/LL873e.jpg]

Transparent green crystals to Fluorite to 3.5cm on matrix. These are often found as solid masses of Fluorite crystals without matrix and this one is uncommon for the well isolated crystals on matrix. A beautiful large and showy specimen in great condition. An older piece, I have owned this specimen for about 20 years.


LL842 - Barite $ 850
Clara Mine, Wolfach, Schwarzwald, Germany
cabinet - 13.5 x 7 x 4 cm


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Barite from Clara Mine, Wolfach, Schwarzwald, Germany [db_pics/pics/LL842a.jpg] Barite from Clara Mine, Wolfach, Schwarzwald, Germany [db_pics/pics/LL842b.jpg] Barite from Clara Mine, Wolfach, Schwarzwald, Germany [db_pics/pics/LL842c.jpg] Barite from Clara Mine, Wolfach, Schwarzwald, Germany [db_pics/pics/LL842d.jpg] Barite from Clara Mine, Wolfach, Schwarzwald, Germany [db_pics/pics/LL842e.jpg] Barite from Clara Mine, Wolfach, Schwarzwald, Germany [db_pics/pics/LL842f.jpg]

Translucent, bright yellow Barite crystals over an earlier generation of white Barite. Well crystallized on both sides with strong, saturated yellow color and in great condition overall. These old German Barites are uncommon to find now. Comes with a number of old labels including the Lesnicks, the William Hiss collection, and Kristalle. A John Durkos label indicates it was purchased from the Lesnicks at the 1981 Franklin mineral show.


LL838 - Eosphorite $ 2000
Mendez Pimentel, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 8.5 x 5.5 x 4 cm


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Eosphorite from Mendez Pimentel, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/LL838a.jpg] Eosphorite from Mendez Pimentel, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/LL838b.jpg] Eosphorite from Mendez Pimentel, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/LL838c.jpg] Eosphorite from Mendez Pimentel, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/LL838f.jpg]

Large specimen of solid, intergrown Eosphorite crystals. The smaller terminated crystals on the front reach 2cm in size, and there are etched, partial crystals of Brazilianite on the back. These are huge crystals for the species, which are most commonly seen as tiny 1cm or so crystals on Rose Quartz. Collected by well known mineraologist Dick Gaines, likely in the late 1960s to early 1970s, a true connoisseurs specimen.


LL884 - Vanadinite on Wulfenite $ 1500 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 750
San Carlos, Chihuahua, Mexico
cabinet - 14 x 9 x 7 cm


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Vanadinite on Wulfenite from San Carlos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL884a.jpg] Vanadinite on Wulfenite from San Carlos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL884c.jpg] Vanadinite on Wulfenite from San Carlos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL884d.jpg] Vanadinite on Wulfenite from San Carlos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL884e.jpg] Vanadinite on Wulfenite from San Carlos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL884f.jpg]

Colorful, well crystallized specimen composed of white Calcite covered by orange Wulfenite partially covered by red Vanadinite. The Wulfenite are bright and lustrous with crystals mostly in 3-5mm size range with some crystals up to 1cm. Big and showy, loaded with crystals all over, including the back which is mostly white Calcite crystals. Comes with an old Lidstroms label.

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