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LL290 - Azurite with Malachite $ 650
La Sal, San Juan Co., Utah, USA
miniature - 5 x 4.8 x 2.5 cm


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Azurite with Malachite from La Sal, San Juan Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/LL290a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from La Sal, San Juan Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/LL290c.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from La Sal, San Juan Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/LL290d.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from La Sal, San Juan Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/LL290e.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from La Sal, San Juan Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/LL290h.jpg]

Fine quality radial cluster of Azurite crystals with a small amount of attached Malachite. Complete all around floater with relatively large crystals. A gorgeous, undamaged specimen, the best I've ever had from this locality.


LL228 - Sphalerite, Galena $ 280 SOLD
Galena, Cherokee Co., Tri State District, Kansas, USA
small cabinet - 9 x 7 x 3 cm


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Sphalerite, Galena from Galena, Cherokee Co., Tri State District, Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/LL228a.jpg] Sphalerite, Galena from Galena, Cherokee Co., Tri State District, Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/LL228b.jpg] Sphalerite, Galena from Galena, Cherokee Co., Tri State District, Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/LL228c.jpg] Sphalerite, Galena from Galena, Cherokee Co., Tri State District, Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/LL228e.jpg] Sphalerite, Galena from Galena, Cherokee Co., Tri State District, Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/LL228f.jpg] Sphalerite, Galena from Galena, Cherokee Co., Tri State District, Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/LL228h.jpg] Sphalerite, Galena from Galena, Cherokee Co., Tri State District, Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/LL228i.jpg]

Thin matrix covered on both sides by red Sphalerite and grey metallic cubes of Galena. This is an aesthetic, undamaged specimen out of Chuck Trantham's personal collection (#58, with label). Front side has slightly more Sphalerite than Galena, backside has mostly Galena cubes. Like Elmwood Fluorite, these are old USA classics once plentiful but now getting harder to find. This is a nice one!


LL196 - Wulfenite on Barite $ 250
Mibladen, Morocco
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 2.3 cm


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Wulfenite on Barite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL196a.jpg] Wulfenite on Barite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL196b.jpg] Wulfenite on Barite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL196c.jpg] Wulfenite on Barite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL196d.jpg] Wulfenite on Barite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL196e.jpg]

Orange Wulfenite crystals on pink bladed Barite crystals. Colorful specimen with Wulfenite crystals to 1.5cm. There are additional Wulfenite crystals on the bottom and sides too (not shown in photos).


LL277 - Chrysocolla pseudo. Hemimorphite $ 75
79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


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Chrysocolla pseudo. Hemimorphite from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL277a.jpg] Chrysocolla pseudo. Hemimorphite from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL277b.jpg] Chrysocolla pseudo. Hemimorphite from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL277c.jpg]

Pseudomorphs of Chrysocolla after Hemimorphite crystals on a Chrysocolla matrix. Saw cut on bottom. Ex. Chuck Trantham.


LL288 - Galena $ 180 SOLD
Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA
small cabinet - 7.8 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm


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Galena from Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/LL288a.jpg] Galena from Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/LL288c.jpg] Galena from Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/LL288g.jpg] Galena from Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/LL288h.jpg]

Spinel-law twin Galena crystals, which are uncommon from the Sweetwater Mine. Like Elmwood Fluorite, these are old USA classics once plentiful but now getting harder to find. Good sized crystals to 3.5cm wide. Ex Chuck Trantham collection.


LL240 - Epidote with Quartz $ 150 SOLD
Green Monster Mine, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, USA
thumbnail - 3 x 1.7 x 1.3 cm


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Epidote with Quartz from Green Monster Mine, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, USA [db_pics/pics/LL240a.jpg] Epidote with Quartz from Green Monster Mine, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, USA [db_pics/pics/LL240b.jpg] Epidote with Quartz from Green Monster Mine, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, USA [db_pics/pics/LL240c.jpg] Epidote with Quartz from Green Monster Mine, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, USA [db_pics/pics/LL240d.jpg] Epidote with Quartz from Green Monster Mine, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, USA [db_pics/pics/LL240e.jpg]

Double terminated Epidote crystals with clear Quartz crystals. This is a gem of a thumbnail specimen, a complete floater perfect all around with the exception of a couple indentations from where other crystals grew. Undamaged.


LL285 - Axinite $ 75 SOLD
New Melones Reservoir, Calaveras Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 1 cm


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Axinite from New Melones Reservoir, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL285a.jpg] Axinite from New Melones Reservoir, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL285b.jpg] Axinite from New Melones Reservoir, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL285c.jpg]

Sharp and gemmy purple Axinite crystal. There is some edge contacting but it's a mostly complete crystal, and importantly it's very transparent, thick, and has good luster. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection, his label notes it's from 1994.


LL193 - Wulfenite $ 180
Mies, Schwarzenbach, Slovenia, former Yugoslavia
miniature - 4 x 3 x 1 cm


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Wulfenite from Mies, Schwarzenbach, Slovenia, former Yugoslavia [db_pics/pics/LL193a.jpg] Wulfenite from Mies, Schwarzenbach, Slovenia, former Yugoslavia [db_pics/pics/LL193b.jpg] Wulfenite from Mies, Schwarzenbach, Slovenia, former Yugoslavia [db_pics/pics/LL193c.jpg] Wulfenite from Mies, Schwarzenbach, Slovenia, former Yugoslavia [db_pics/pics/LL193d.jpg]

Unusual star-shaped cluster of pyramidal Wulfenite crystals. Undamaged. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


LL279 - Lawsonite $ 200
Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 2 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm


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Lawsonite from Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL279a.jpg] Lawsonite from Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL279b.jpg] Lawsonite from Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL279c.jpg] Lawsonite from Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL279d.jpg]

Terminated single Lawsonite crystal from old finds (1960s) at the type locality for the species. Uncommon large, terminated single crystal (most are found embedded in schist) makes a great thumbnail for the species. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


LL280 - Lawsonite $ 150
Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 1.5 cm


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Lawsonite from Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL280a.jpg] Lawsonite from Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL280b.jpg] Lawsonite from Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL280c.jpg] Lawsonite from Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL280d.jpg]

Crystals of blue Lawsonite in green schist from old finds (1960s) at the type locality for the species. There are some large crystals to 3cm embedded in the schist. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


LL286 - Lawsonite $ 150
Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA
miniature - 5 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Lawsonite from Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL286a.jpg] Lawsonite from Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL286b.jpg] Lawsonite from Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL286c.jpg] Lawsonite from Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL286d.jpg] Lawsonite from Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL286e.jpg]

Crystals of blue Lawsonite in green schist from old finds (1960s) at the type locality for the species. An unusually rich specimen composed of nearly solid Lawsonite. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


LL289 - Lawsonite $ 350
Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 5.5 x 3 cm


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Lawsonite from Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL289a.jpg] Lawsonite from Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL289b.jpg] Lawsonite from Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL289c.jpg] Lawsonite from Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL289d.jpg] Lawsonite from Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL289f.jpg]

Crystals of blue Lawsonite in green schist from old finds (1960s) at the type locality for the species. An unusually rich specimen composed of nearly solid Lawsonite. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


LL266 - Tourmaline on Feldspar $ 250
Indian Hills, Riverside Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 6 x 3.5 cm


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Tourmaline on Feldspar from Indian Hills, Riverside Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL266a.jpg] Tourmaline on Feldspar from Indian Hills, Riverside Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL266c.jpg] Tourmaline on Feldspar from Indian Hills, Riverside Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL266d.jpg] Tourmaline on Feldspar from Indian Hills, Riverside Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL266g.jpg] Tourmaline on Feldspar from Indian Hills, Riverside Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL266h.jpg]

Black Tourmaline crystals to 6cm long and a splendid, blocky white Feldspar crystal. The large Tourmaline is terminated on one end and the smaller Tourmaline are double-terminated. The Feldspar is really nice and fully crystallized all around. Neat southern California pegmatite specimen.


LL269 - Garnet $ 90 SOLD
unknown
thumbnail - 1.2 x 1 x 0.7 cm


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Garnet from unknown [db_pics/pics/LL269a.jpg] Garnet from unknown [db_pics/pics/LL269b.jpg] Garnet from unknown [db_pics/pics/LL269c.jpg] Garnet from unknown [db_pics/pics/LL269d.jpg]

Transparent deep red single Garnet crystal. Well formed with good luster. Out of the Chuck Trantham collection but without any locality available. A splendid little Garnet, it's complete all around and undamaged with a contact on the bottom where it grew against other crystals.


LL282 - Rutile $ 90 SOLD
unknown
thumbnail - 1 x 0.7 x 0.3 cm


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Rutile from unknown [db_pics/pics/LL282b.jpg] Rutile from unknown [db_pics/pics/LL282c.jpg] Rutile from unknown [db_pics/pics/LL282d.jpg] Rutile from unknown [db_pics/pics/LL282e.jpg] Rutile from unknown [db_pics/pics/LL282f.jpg]

Transparent deep red twinned Rutile crystal. Well formed with good luster. Out of the Chuck Trantham collection but without any locality available, possibly Brazil or North Carolina. Wherever it's from, it's a beautiful, perfect little twin, complete all around and undamaged.

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