Selected Specimens

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LL837 - Pyromorphite $ 1800
Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China
small cabinet - 8 x 6.5 x 5 cm


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Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LL837a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LL837b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LL837c.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LL837d.jpg]

This specimen is loaded with bright, lime green crystals of Pyromorphite, with a central crystal group 3cm wide that spans the entire vug. Translucent green crystals with top color and in near pristine condition.


LL841 - Grossular $ 500
Sierra de Cruces, Sierra Mojada Municipality, Coahuila, Mexico
small cabinet - 6.2 x 6 x 4.5 cm


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Grossular from Sierra de Cruces, Sierra Mojada Municipality, Coahuila, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL841a.jpg] Grossular from Sierra de Cruces, Sierra Mojada Municipality, Coahuila, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL841b.jpg] Grossular from Sierra de Cruces, Sierra Mojada Municipality, Coahuila, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL841c.jpg] Grossular from Sierra de Cruces, Sierra Mojada Municipality, Coahuila, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL841d.jpg]

Large single Grossular crystal with textbook form and good size for the locality (once known as 'Lake Jaco'). It's complete all around (with a contact indentation on the bottom where it was attached to another crystal) with good luster and is translucent with small gemmy areas. These classic large Grossulars were found in the 1960s.


LL875 - Cyanotrichite with Brochantite $ 500
Grandview Mine, Grand Canyon, Coconino Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 6 x 4 cm


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Cyanotrichite with Brochantite from Grandview Mine, Grand Canyon, Coconino Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL875a.jpg] Cyanotrichite with Brochantite from Grandview Mine, Grand Canyon, Coconino Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL875b.jpg] Cyanotrichite with Brochantite from Grandview Mine, Grand Canyon, Coconino Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL875c.jpg] Cyanotrichite with Brochantite from Grandview Mine, Grand Canyon, Coconino Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL875d.jpg] Cyanotrichite with Brochantite from Grandview Mine, Grand Canyon, Coconino Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL875e.jpg] Cyanotrichite with Brochantite from Grandview Mine, Grand Canyon, Coconino Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL875f.jpg]

Beautiful bright blue spherical clusters of Cyanotrichite, dark green Brochantite, and light blue/green Chalcoalumite. Good crystals on all sides of specimen. These specimens are very hard to come by now as the locality is now part of Grand Canyon National Park. This old copper mine began operation in 1892, stopped operation around 1907, and became a part of the national park system in 1940. The specimen is likely over 100 years old!


LL851 - Erythrite $ 1600
Bou Azzer Mine, Ouarzazate Province, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
small cabinet - 6.5 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm


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Erythrite from Bou Azzer Mine, Ouarzazate Province, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL851a.jpg] Erythrite from Bou Azzer Mine, Ouarzazate Province, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL851b.jpg] Erythrite from Bou Azzer Mine, Ouarzazate Province, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL851c.jpg] Erythrite from Bou Azzer Mine, Ouarzazate Province, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL851d.jpg]

Crystals of bright purple Erythrite with individual crystals to 3cm in size. Excellent for the species!


LL878 - Selenite on Calcite casts $ 1250
Darwin Mining District, Darwin Hills, Inyo Co., California, USA
cabinet - 15 x 9 x 6.5 cm


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Selenite on Calcite casts from Darwin Mining District, Darwin Hills, Inyo Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL878a.jpg] Selenite on Calcite casts from Darwin Mining District, Darwin Hills, Inyo Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL878b.jpg] Selenite on Calcite casts from Darwin Mining District, Darwin Hills, Inyo Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL878d.jpg] Selenite on Calcite casts from Darwin Mining District, Darwin Hills, Inyo Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL878h.jpg]

Large, transparent colorless Gypsum var. Selenite crystals atop cream-colored Calcite casts. The Calcite has attached and included small crystals of a golden metallic mineral, possibly Pyrite. The largest Selenite is 6.2cm and pristine. An exceptional specimen for the locality. A very artistic and sculptural specimen.


LL855 - Azurite $ 1800
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL855a.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL855b.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL855d.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL855e.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL855f.jpg]

Large blocky single Azurite crystal with large, flat, lustrous faces. All faces are present (front, back, left, right, top, and bottom), each with varying amounts of attached reddish rock matrix. Nearly pristine with some edge chipping, a shockingly amazing big blocky crystal.


LL809 - Zincolivenite (Cuprian Adamite) $ 650
Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.4 x 1.2 cm


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Zincolivenite (Cuprian Adamite) from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL809a.jpg] Zincolivenite (Cuprian Adamite) from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL809b.jpg] Zincolivenite (Cuprian Adamite) from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL809c.jpg] Zincolivenite (Cuprian Adamite) from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL809d.jpg]

Cluster of deep green Zincolivenite crystals (formerly known as Cuprian Adamite) that radiate outward from a small amount of matrix presenting lustrous faces all over.


LL915 - Malachite on Cerussite $ 2500
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 6 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Malachite on Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL915a.jpg] Malachite on Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL915b.jpg] Malachite on Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL915c.jpg] Malachite on Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL915d.jpg] Malachite on Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL915e.jpg] Malachite on Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL915f.jpg]

Glassy star-shaped Cerussite crystal with an uncommon association of spheres of Malachite and lighter green Duftite. This is a highly showy specimen in pristine condition. All 'rays' of the 'star' are terminated, and there is surprsing no chipping or damage for such an old specimen of a brittle spieces.


LL24 - Mottramite on Calcite $ 950
Tsumeb, Namibia
cabinet - 9.5 x 5 x 5 cm


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Mottramite on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL24a.jpg] Mottramite on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL24b.jpg] Mottramite on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL24c.jpg] Mottramite on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL24d.jpg] Mottramite on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL24e.jpg]

Large rhombic Calcite crystals comepletely coated by thick, large crystals of dark green Mottramite intergrown with a second generation of lenitcular Calcite crystals. Clean and undamaged, an excellent Mottramite specimen.


LL25 - Zincolivenite (Cuprian Adamite) on Quartz $ 1800
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 8.5 x 4.5 x 4 cm


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Zincolivenite (Cuprian Adamite) on Quartz from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL25a.jpg] Zincolivenite (Cuprian Adamite) on Quartz from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL25b.jpg] Zincolivenite (Cuprian Adamite) on Quartz from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL25c.jpg] Zincolivenite (Cuprian Adamite) on Quartz from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL25d.jpg] Zincolivenite (Cuprian Adamite) on Quartz from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL25e.jpg]

Good sized specimen covered on all sides by green Zincolivenite crystals (formerly known as Cuprian Adamite). Hundreds of crystals on this this one, the richest example I've ever had. Individual crystals reach 6mm and there are also fingers of dark green Mottramite in various areas. An amazing specimen.


LL919 - Pyromorphite $ 2000
Kintore Open Cut, Broken Hill, NSW, Australia
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 4.5 cm


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Pyromorphite from Kintore Open Cut, Broken Hill, NSW, Australia [db_pics/pics/LL919a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Kintore Open Cut, Broken Hill, NSW, Australia [db_pics/pics/LL919b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Kintore Open Cut, Broken Hill, NSW, Australia [db_pics/pics/LL919c.jpg] Pyromorphite from Kintore Open Cut, Broken Hill, NSW, Australia [db_pics/pics/LL919f.jpg]

Cluster of large, translucent brown Pyromorphite crystals rising up off a small amount of matrix. Individual crystals reach 3cm in size. This is a good Pyromorphite from anywhere, and an exceptional piece from Broken Hill. Comes with an old Al Ordway label.


LL920 - Linarite, Caledonite $ 800
Reward Mine, Inyo Co., California, USA
cabinet - 10.5 x 8 x 5 cm


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Linarite, Caledonite from Reward Mine, Inyo Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL920a.jpg] Linarite, Caledonite from Reward Mine, Inyo Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL920b.jpg] Linarite, Caledonite from Reward Mine, Inyo Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL920c.jpg] Linarite, Caledonite from Reward Mine, Inyo Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL920d.jpg] Linarite, Caledonite from Reward Mine, Inyo Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL920e.jpg]

Brilliant deep blue bladed crystals of Linarite and areas of blue/green Caledonite on multiple faces of this large specimen. The Reward Mine is former Gold and Silver mine located in the Inyo Mountains at an elevation of 4,500 feet and is well known for it's Linarite and Caledonite specimens. This one is also a historic specimen, an ex. John Sinkankas specimen with 'JS/LN1' painted on the back.


LL691 - Veszelyite $ 350
Dongchuan, Kunming, Yunnan, China
miniature - 5 x 4 x 2.8 cm


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Veszelyite from Dongchuan, Kunming, Yunnan, China [db_pics/pics/LL691a.jpg] Veszelyite from Dongchuan, Kunming, Yunnan, China [db_pics/pics/LL691b.jpg] Veszelyite from Dongchuan, Kunming, Yunnan, China [db_pics/pics/LL691c.jpg]

A 9mm cluster of blue Veszelyite crystals on matrix. This is from a new find made in July 2020 at an old Zinc mine located about about 400 kilometers away from previous Veszelyite finds made at the Laochang Mine (also in Yunnan Prov.). Veszelyite from ANYWHERE are rare and desireable, and these new specimens have an added bonus of sometimes forming fan-shaped clusters such as this one. The cluster is well isolated, complete and undamaged all around.


LL929 - Amethyst var. Grape Agate $ 180
Mamuju, Sulawesi, Indonesia
miniature - 4 x 3 x 2 cm


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Amethyst var. Grape Agate from Mamuju, Sulawesi, Indonesia [db_pics/pics/LL929a.jpg] Amethyst var. Grape Agate from Mamuju, Sulawesi, Indonesia [db_pics/pics/LL929b.jpg] Amethyst var. Grape Agate from Mamuju, Sulawesi, Indonesia [db_pics/pics/LL929c.jpg]

Cluster of interconnected spheres of purple Quartz var. Amethyst known as Grape Agate. Good spheres all around, and it has the sparkling luster characteristic of the best of these. These is a fantastic example of larger sized spheres interconnected with no damage (just a few flat areas where other spheres were located), a floater. An uncommonly good, sculptural example of this find.


LL889 - Gahnite rough and cut set $ 280
Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria
thumbnail - 0.6 x 0.6 x 0.5 cm


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Gahnite rough and cut set from Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/LL889a.jpg] Gahnite rough and cut set from Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/LL889b.jpg] Gahnite rough and cut set from Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/LL889c.jpg] Gahnite rough and cut set from Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/LL889d.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 a round just over 3mm 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.
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