Selected Specimens

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LV145 - Hyalite Opal $ 300
Valec Hyalite occurrences, Valec, Karlovy Vary Region, Czech Republic
small cabinet - 7 x 5 x 4 cm


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Hyalite Opal from Valec Hyalite occurrences, Valec, Karlovy Vary Region, Czech Republic [db_pics/pics/LV145a.jpg] Hyalite Opal from Valec Hyalite occurrences, Valec, Karlovy Vary Region, Czech Republic [db_pics/pics/LV145b.jpg] Hyalite Opal from Valec Hyalite occurrences, Valec, Karlovy Vary Region, Czech Republic [db_pics/pics/LV145c.jpg] Hyalite Opal from Valec Hyalite occurrences, Valec, Karlovy Vary Region, Czech Republic [db_pics/pics/LV145d.jpg]

Transparent botryoidal Hyalite and white Staffelite (carbonate rich fluorapatite) on matrix. These are old classics from themost famous locality in the world for Hyalite. This specimen has thick layers of bubbly transparent Hyalite with areas of white Staffelite.


MK239 - Acanthite $ 150
Colquechaca, Potosi Dept., Bolivia
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm


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Acanthite from Colquechaca, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/mk239a.jpg] Acanthite from Colquechaca, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/mk239b.jpg] Acanthite from Colquechaca, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/mk239c.jpg]

Thumbnail sized cluster of blocky Acanthite crystals from Colquechaca. The crystals have bright metallic luster and reach 5mm in size.


MK240 - Benitoite $ 1200
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 1.4 cm


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Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/mk240a.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/mk240b.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/mk240c.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/mk240d.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/mk240e.jpg]

Single blue Benitoite crystal without matrix. The front shows primarily perfect flat crystal faces with the lower right and most of the back side showing natural etching. As a bonus there is a Neptunite and Joaquinite crystal attached to the back lower left corner. Nice and gemmy at the top, undamaged, and good sized.


MK243 - Anhydrite $ 240
Leopoldshall, Stassfurt, Saxony, Germany
thumbnail - 1.2 x 1.2 x 0.7 cm


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Anhydrite from Leopoldshall, Stassfurt, Saxony, Germany [db_pics/pics/mk243a.jpg] Anhydrite from Leopoldshall, Stassfurt, Saxony, Germany [db_pics/pics/mk243b.jpg] Anhydrite from Leopoldshall, Stassfurt, Saxony, Germany [db_pics/pics/mk243c.jpg] Anhydrite from Leopoldshall, Stassfurt, Saxony, Germany [db_pics/pics/mk243d.jpg]

Transparent single crystal of Anhydrite. A doubly-terminated crystal, complete all around and undamaged with light lavender coloration.


LV243 - Calcite $ 125 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 62
Abbeytown Quarry, Ballysadare, Co. Sligo, Ireland
miniature - 4.4 x 3 x 3 cm


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Calcite from Abbeytown Quarry, Ballysadare, Co. Sligo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/LV243a.jpg] Calcite from Abbeytown Quarry, Ballysadare, Co. Sligo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/LV243b.jpg] Calcite from Abbeytown Quarry, Ballysadare, Co. Sligo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/LV243c.jpg] Calcite from Abbeytown Quarry, Ballysadare, Co. Sligo, Ireland [db_pics/pics/LV243d.jpg]

Scalenohedral white Calcite crystals from the Abbeytown Quarry. The main crystal has a clearer outer layer and pearlescent reflections internally and is in perfect condition. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection. Acquired from Peter Briscol in 2002.


LV200 - Gmelinite $ 80
Magheramorne Quarry, Co. Antrim, Ireland
miniature - 3.5 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Gmelinite from Magheramorne Quarry, Co. Antrim, Ireland [db_pics/pics/LV200a.jpg] Gmelinite from Magheramorne Quarry, Co. Antrim, Ireland [db_pics/pics/LV200b.jpg]

Colorful orange Gmelinite crystals on matrix. Ex. Tim Sherburn collection.


MK254 - Vanadinite $ 300
Mibladen, Morocco
miniature - 3.4 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Vanadinite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/mk254a.jpg] Vanadinite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/mk254b.jpg] Vanadinite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/mk254c.jpg]

Blocky, barrel-shaped deep red Vanadinite crystals on matrix. The main crystal is an impressive 1.6 x 1.6cm in size. There is chipping to some small edge crystals along the left bottom, otherwise perfect.


MK255 - Orthoclase $ 95
Anjanabononoia, Manapa pegmatite Field, Betafo, Madagascar
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.1 x 0.9 cm


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Orthoclase from Anjanabononoia, Manapa pegmatite Field, Betafo, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/mk255a.jpg] Orthoclase from Anjanabononoia, Manapa pegmatite Field, Betafo, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/mk255b.jpg] Orthoclase from Anjanabononoia, Manapa pegmatite Field, Betafo, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/mk255c.jpg] Orthoclase from Anjanabononoia, Manapa pegmatite Field, Betafo, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/mk255d.jpg]

Gem quality Orthoclase (Feldspar), a rarity for the species. Colorless and totally transparent with good crystal faces.


MK260 - Chalcocite $ 600
9 Level, Pig Lode, Geevor Mine, Pendeen, Cornwall, England
thumbnail - 3 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm


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Chalcocite from 9 Level, Pig Lode, Geevor Mine, Pendeen, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/mk260a.jpg] Chalcocite from 9 Level, Pig Lode, Geevor Mine, Pendeen, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/mk260b.jpg] Chalcocite from 9 Level, Pig Lode, Geevor Mine, Pendeen, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/mk260c.jpg] Chalcocite from 9 Level, Pig Lode, Geevor Mine, Pendeen, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/mk260d.jpg]

Chalcocite crystals with satiny metallic luster and slight golden irridescence. A 1cm tall 'drill-bit' twin crystal rises up at the top of the specimen. Collected in 1981 by Ken Coburn.


MK262 - Chalcocite $ 400
9 Level, Pig Lode, Geevor Mine, Pendeen, Cornwall, England
thumbnail - 2.7 x 1.8 x 1.6 cm


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Chalcocite from 9 Level, Pig Lode, Geevor Mine, Pendeen, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/mk262a.jpg] Chalcocite from 9 Level, Pig Lode, Geevor Mine, Pendeen, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/mk262b.jpg] Chalcocite from 9 Level, Pig Lode, Geevor Mine, Pendeen, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/mk262c.jpg] Chalcocite from 9 Level, Pig Lode, Geevor Mine, Pendeen, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/mk262d.jpg]

Well composed specimen of Chalcocite crystals with good crystals all over, front and back sides shown. Undamaged with crystals to 7mm in size. Collected in 1981 by Ken Coburn.


MK263 - Chalcocite $ 600
Cook's Kitchen Mine, Illogan, Cornwall, England
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 2.8 cm


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Chalcocite from Cook's Kitchen Mine, Illogan, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/mk263a.jpg] Chalcocite from Cook's Kitchen Mine, Illogan, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/mk263b.jpg] Chalcocite from Cook's Kitchen Mine, Illogan, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/mk263c.jpg] Chalcocite from Cook's Kitchen Mine, Illogan, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/mk263d.jpg]

Old specimen of blocky Chalcocite crystals on matrix. Lots of great crystals well dispersed across the top surface. The crystals have a slight blueish irridescence. This specimen was in the MG Weller collection and likely dates back to the 1800s. From MINDAT: From 1815 to 1897, Cook's Kitchen Mine produced 8,859 tons of black tin, 40,920 tons of 5.5% copper ore, 120 tons of arsenic and 222 tons of arsenical pyrite. It is said to have been worked for 130 years prior to 1874, and to have been one of the most productive mines in Cornwall in 1814.


LV255 - Aquamarine $ 140
Xuan Le, Thoung Xuan District, Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam
thumbnail - 2.7 x 0.5 x 0.3 cm


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Aquamarine from Xuan Le, Thoung Xuan District, Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam [db_pics/pics/LV255a.jpg] Aquamarine from Xuan Le, Thoung Xuan District, Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam [db_pics/pics/LV255b.jpg]

Single well terminated gem quality Aquamarine from Vietnam. Perfect and undamaged. The crystal is facet quality transparent for it's entire length and has the great blue color Vietnamese Aquas are known for.


LV258 - Aquamarine $ 150
Xuan Le, Thoung Xuan District, Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam
thumbnail - 2.5 x 0.5 x 0.4 cm


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Aquamarine from Xuan Le, Thoung Xuan District, Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam [db_pics/pics/LV258a.jpg] Aquamarine from Xuan Le, Thoung Xuan District, Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam [db_pics/pics/LV258b.jpg]

Single well terminated gem quality Aquamarine from Vietnam. Perfect and undamaged. The crystal is facet quality transparent for it's entire length and has the great blue color Vietnamese Aquas are known for.


LV193 - Calcite $ 200
Boron Open Pit, Kern Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 8.5 x 5 x 5 cm


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Calcite from Boron Open Pit, Kern Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LV193a.jpg] Calcite from Boron Open Pit, Kern Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LV193b.jpg] Calcite from Boron Open Pit, Kern Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LV193c.jpg]

Bizarre Calcite specimen composed of worm-like spiraling growths of golden Calcite. Ex. Jim and Dawn Minette collection.


LV231 - Axinite $ 220
Bor Mine, Dal'Negorsk, Russia
small cabinet - 5.3 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Axinite from Bor Mine, Dal'Negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/LV231a.jpg] Axinite from Bor Mine, Dal'Negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/LV231b.jpg] Axinite from Bor Mine, Dal'Negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/LV231c.jpg]

Aesthetic group of upright purple Axinite crystals from the Bor Mine. The clusteris complete all around and have the slightly elongated, slightly curved form typical of Dal'Negorsk Axinite.

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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
133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144
145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156
157 158 159 160

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