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LL116 - Smithsonite $ 600 (=~ € 488)
Laurium, Greece
miniature - 5 x 4.2 x 3 cm


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Smithsonite from Laurium, Greece [db_pics/pics/LL116a.jpg] Smithsonite from Laurium, Greece [db_pics/pics/LL116b.jpg] Smithsonite from Laurium, Greece [db_pics/pics/LL116d.jpg]

Blue botryoidal Smithsonite in multiple vugs. Old specimes that comes with a few old labels including a Jean Behier label that notes that he acquired it from the Letellier collection.


LL117 - Acanthite $ 500 (=~ € 407)
Hongda Mine, Xiaoqinggou Ag-Mn deposit, Lingqiu County, Datong, Shanxi, China
miniature - 3.7 x 2.9 x 1.1 cm


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Acanthite from Hongda Mine, Xiaoqinggou Ag-Mn deposit, Lingqiu County, Datong, Shanxi, China [db_pics/pics/LL117a.jpg] Acanthite from Hongda Mine, Xiaoqinggou Ag-Mn deposit, Lingqiu County, Datong, Shanxi, China [db_pics/pics/LL117b.jpg] Acanthite from Hongda Mine, Xiaoqinggou Ag-Mn deposit, Lingqiu County, Datong, Shanxi, China [db_pics/pics/LL117c.jpg] Acanthite from Hongda Mine, Xiaoqinggou Ag-Mn deposit, Lingqiu County, Datong, Shanxi, China [db_pics/pics/LL117d.jpg] Acanthite from Hongda Mine, Xiaoqinggou Ag-Mn deposit, Lingqiu County, Datong, Shanxi, China [db_pics/pics/LL117e.jpg] Acanthite from Hongda Mine, Xiaoqinggou Ag-Mn deposit, Lingqiu County, Datong, Shanxi, China [db_pics/pics/LL117f.jpg]

Steel gray Acanthite crystal showing good crystal structure on both sides.


LL107 - Legrandite $ 1500 (=~ € 1220) SOLD
Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
small cabinet - 6.2 x 3.7 x 3 cm


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Legrandite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL107a.jpg] Legrandite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL107b.jpg] Legrandite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL107c.jpg] Legrandite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL107d.jpg]

Limonite matrix hosting multiple crystals of Legrandite. The two on front measure 1.5 and 2cm wide, both are terminated. The backside has two more crystal groups, including a 1.8cm radial group that could be further exposed and highlighted and become even better than the two on what is now considered the front of the specimen.


LL111 - Scorodite $ 1500 (=~ € 1220) SOLD
Kiura mine, Saiki City, Oita Prefecture, Japan
miniature - 4.7 x 3.7 x 3 cm


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Scorodite from Kiura mine, Saiki City, Oita Prefecture, Japan [db_pics/pics/LL111a.jpg] Scorodite from Kiura mine, Saiki City, Oita Prefecture, Japan [db_pics/pics/LL111b.jpg] Scorodite from Kiura mine, Saiki City, Oita Prefecture, Japan [db_pics/pics/LL111c.jpg]

Shallow vug lined with beautiful, sparkling Scorodite crystals. Old specimen from a long closed locality. From MINDAT: Tin mining began in the 16th or 17th century. Pyrometasomatic ore produced by Miocene granitic intrusion into Paleozoic sedimentary rock. Famous for its large scorodite crystals, impossible to obtain now.


LL138 - Wulfenite $ 900 (=~ € 732)
Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 6 x 6 cm


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Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL138a.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL138c.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL138d.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL138e.jpg]

Beautiful glassy orange/red Wulfenite crystals well exposed and filling seams in the matrix. Loaded with crystals, this is a very showing display specimen. There are some damaged crystals, but many more perfect ones.


LL127 - Apatite $ 450 (=~ € 366)
Fulford Pegmatite, Eagle Co., Colorado, USA
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Apatite from Fulford Pegmatite, Eagle Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/LL127b.jpg] Apatite from Fulford Pegmatite, Eagle Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/LL127d.jpg] Apatite from Fulford Pegmatite, Eagle Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/LL127e.jpg]

An excellent single Apatite crystal from a small finds in the Fulford mining district. These were never found in quantity and are rarely seen for sale. This is a translucent crystal (with gem areas), perfectly terminated, complete all around and undamaged.


LL104 - Smithsonite $ 450 (=~ € 366) SOLD
Berg Aukus Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Smithsonite from Berg Aukus Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL104a.jpg] Smithsonite from Berg Aukus Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL104b.jpg] Smithsonite from Berg Aukus Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL104d.jpg] Smithsonite from Berg Aukus Mine, Grootfontein, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL104e.jpg]

Yellow diamond shaped crystal characteristic for this locality. There are five good crystals on top to 2.7cm long, with a large 3.7cm double-terminated crystal forming the base. There is one cleavage on the right side, otherwise perfect all around.


LL143 - Dioptase $ 350 (=~ € 285)
Ray Mine, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
miniature - 4.8 x 3.8 x 2 cm


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Dioptase from Ray Mine, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL143a.jpg] Dioptase from Ray Mine, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL143b.jpg] Dioptase from Ray Mine, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL143c.jpg]

Drusy crystals of Dioptase with Chrysocolla on matrix. Excellent quality for the locality and the USA in general.


LL140 - Franklinite $ 250 (=~ € 203)
Sterling Hill Mine, Franklin, New Jersey, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Franklinite from Sterling Hill Mine, Franklin, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/LL140a.jpg] Franklinite from Sterling Hill Mine, Franklin, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/LL140b.jpg] Franklinite from Sterling Hill Mine, Franklin, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/LL140c.jpg] Franklinite from Sterling Hill Mine, Franklin, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/LL140d.jpg] Franklinite from Sterling Hill Mine, Franklin, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/LL140e.jpg]

Octahedral crystals of Franklinite to 1.7cm on matrix. There are four good complete crystals exposed, with other partial crystals embedded in the matrix.


LL139 - Crocoite $ 650 (=~ € 528)
Berezovsk, Ural Mtns., Russia
miniature - 4 x 3 x 3 cm


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Crocoite from Berezovsk, Ural Mtns., Russia [db_pics/pics/LL139a.jpg] Crocoite from Berezovsk, Ural Mtns., Russia [db_pics/pics/LL139b.jpg] Crocoite from Berezovsk, Ural Mtns., Russia [db_pics/pics/LL139c.jpg]

Orange/red Crocoite crystals to 1cm in size on multiple sides of the specimen. Bereszovsk is the type locality for Crocoite and was first described from this mine way back in 1766. Uncommon specimen potentially hundreds of years old.


LL131 - Clinoclase $ 450 (=~ € 366) SOLD
Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co. Nevada, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 3 cm


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Clinoclase from Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co. Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL131a.jpg] Clinoclase from Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co. Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL131b.jpg] Clinoclase from Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co. Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL131c.jpg]

Deep blue Clinoclase crystals covering an area 3.5cm wide. I've collected at this mine and never found one this good!


LL136 - Pyromorphite $ 1500 (=~ € 1220) SOLD
Wheatley Mine, Phoenixville, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 4 cm


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Pyromorphite from Wheatley Mine, Phoenixville, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA [db_pics/pics/LL136a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Wheatley Mine, Phoenixville, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA [db_pics/pics/LL136b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Wheatley Mine, Phoenixville, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA [db_pics/pics/LL136d.jpg] Pyromorphite from Wheatley Mine, Phoenixville, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA [db_pics/pics/LL136e.jpg]

Exceptional, 3-dimensional specimen of green Pyromorphite from this historic old Lead and Silver mine. In excellent condition, espcially considering this piece could date back to the 1800s. Comes with old Robert's Minerals and Hugh Ford labels, plus another much older partial label.


LL132 - Pyromorphite $ 750 (=~ € 610)
Wheatley Mine, Phoenixville, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA
small cabinet - 9 x 6.5 x 2 cm


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Pyromorphite from Wheatley Mine, Phoenixville, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA [db_pics/pics/LL132a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Wheatley Mine, Phoenixville, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA [db_pics/pics/LL132b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Wheatley Mine, Phoenixville, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA [db_pics/pics/LL132c.jpg] Pyromorphite from Wheatley Mine, Phoenixville, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA [db_pics/pics/LL132e.jpg]

Thin matrix covered on the front side by green Pyromorphite. A USA classic from a historic old Lead and Silver mine. In excellent condition, espcially considering this piece could date back to the 1800s. Comes with two old labels.


LL501 - Liroconite $ 2500 (=~ € 2033) SOLD
Wheal Gorland, St Day, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom
miniature - 4 x 2.3 x 1.7 cm


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Liroconite from Wheal Gorland, St Day, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom [db_pics/pics/LL501a.jpg] Liroconite from Wheal Gorland, St Day, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom [db_pics/pics/LL501b.jpg] Liroconite from Wheal Gorland, St Day, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom [db_pics/pics/LL501c.jpg] Liroconite from Wheal Gorland, St Day, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom [db_pics/pics/LL501d.jpg]

A 2.5cm area covered by crystals along with a 1cm vug lined with intensely blue Liroconite crystals. The color is outstanding and varies from an intense teal blue to a more greenish blue. There are more small vugs of crystals on the sides and back too. Liroconite is a rare copper species with the best specimens found at this mine, which is also the type locality for the species. Wheal Gorland began operation in 1792 and the best Liroconite specimens were found in the mid 1800s. The combination of rarity and beauty keep these in high demand and they are only rarely available for sale, usually when an old collection is recycled.

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