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LL314 - Legrandite $ 2500
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
small cabinet - 8.5 x 5.5 x 2.5 cm


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Legrandite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL314a.jpg] Legrandite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL314b.jpg] Legrandite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL314c.jpg] Legrandite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL314d.jpg] Legrandite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL314e.jpg]

Large open vug in Limonite loaded with Legrandite crystals and occassional cream colored Smithsonite crystals. The crystals are undamaged and occur as singles, clusters, and 'starburst' formations. Rare to find such a large area covered with so many great Legrandite crystals.


LL315 - Brazilianite $ 3500
Telerio Mine, Mendes Pimental, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 5 x 4.3 x 2.5 cm


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Brazilianite from Telerio Mine, Mendes Pimental, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/LL315a.jpg] Brazilianite from Telerio Mine, Mendes Pimental, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/LL315b.jpg] Brazilianite from Telerio Mine, Mendes Pimental, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/LL315c.jpg] Brazilianite from Telerio Mine, Mendes Pimental, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/LL315d.jpg] Brazilianite from Telerio Mine, Mendes Pimental, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/LL315e.jpg]

Large, complete single Brazilianite crystal. This is a specimen I've owned for about 25 years, purchased long ago from dealer Steve Perry. Steve used to make regular trips to Brazil and was there when this mine was actively producing Brazilianite. This was the biggest, best crystal he found in his trips. There is very minor edge chatter but it's essentially undamaged with good luster, areas of transparency, and the yellow/green color these are known for. Comes with a custom Lucite base.


LL306 - Schorl on Spessartine $ 250 SOLD
Sly Rick prospect (Green Centipede claim), Little Cahuilla Mountain, Riverside Co., California, USA
miniature - 3.5 x 2.2 x 2 cm


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Schorl on Spessartine from Sly Rick prospect (Green Centipede claim), Little Cahuilla Mountain, Riverside Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL306a.jpg] Schorl on Spessartine from Sly Rick prospect (Green Centipede claim), Little Cahuilla Mountain, Riverside Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL306b.jpg] Schorl on Spessartine from Sly Rick prospect (Green Centipede claim), Little Cahuilla Mountain, Riverside Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL306c.jpg] Schorl on Spessartine from Sly Rick prospect (Green Centipede claim), Little Cahuilla Mountain, Riverside Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL306dd.jpg]

A 3cm dark red Spessartine crystal with a small Schorl attached to the left side. Two smaller garnets adorn the Schorl. Contacted on the backside. Rare locality piece and a quality specimen. Comes with an old Rincon Mineral Co. label.


LL300 - Spessartine on Feldspar $ 250 SOLD
Anza, Riverside Co., California, USA
miniature - 5 x 5 x 3.5 cm


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Spessartine on Feldspar from Anza, Riverside Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL300a.jpg] Spessartine on Feldspar from Anza, Riverside Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL300b.jpg] Spessartine on Feldspar from Anza, Riverside Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL300c.jpg]

Complete 2.3cm Spessartine crystal in Feldspar with a nicely terminated Feldspar crystal. There is another smaller Garnet intergrown with another terminated Feldspar crystal on the backside. The old label only gives 'Anza' as the locality.


LL309 - Rhodochrosite after Bivalve $ 200
Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine
small cabinet - 8 x 6.5 x 6 cm


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Rhodochrosite after Bivalve from Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/LL309a.jpg] Rhodochrosite after Bivalve from Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/LL309b.jpg] Rhodochrosite after Bivalve from Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/LL309c.jpg] Rhodochrosite after Bivalve from Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/LL309d.jpg] Rhodochrosite after Bivalve from Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/LL309e.jpg]

A fossil bivalve shell that has been completely replaced by translucent pink Rhodochrosite. The shell is wonderfully preserved with both sides present and visible. One end has been cut to reveal the inside. The old iron mine where these were found is long closed and these are no longer being found.


LL312 - Hemimorphite $ 600
Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico
cabinet - 11.5 x 8 x 5.5 cm


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Hemimorphite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL312a.jpg] Hemimorphite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL312b.jpg] Hemimorphite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL312e.jpg] Hemimorphite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL312f.jpg]

Large open vug with white Hemimorphite crystals. The main cluster is an incredible 4.5cm wide fan-shaped formation. An unusual and distinct example of a fairly common mineral. If you've wanted a good Mexican Hemimorphite but think they all look the same, this one is for you.


LL342 - Fluorite on Muscovite $ 9500
Chumar Bakhoor, Nagar District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
cabinet - 12 x 9.5 x 6 cm


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Fluorite on Muscovite from Chumar Bakhoor, Nagar District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/LL342a.jpg] Fluorite on Muscovite from Chumar Bakhoor, Nagar District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/LL342b.jpg] Fluorite on Muscovite from Chumar Bakhoor, Nagar District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/LL342c.jpg] Fluorite on Muscovite from Chumar Bakhoor, Nagar District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/LL342d.jpg] Fluorite on Muscovite from Chumar Bakhoor, Nagar District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/LL342g.jpg] Fluorite on Muscovite from Chumar Bakhoor, Nagar District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/LL342h.jpg]

Large 6cm octahedral pink Fluorite on Muscovite. A superb example from a locality that came to fame for it's Aquamarine, but more recently has produced fine pink Fluorite specimens. The main crystal is highly transparent and there are additional small Fluorites in the Muscovite and a white Feldspar crystal.


LL311 - Grossular $ 180 SOLD
Vilyui River Basin, Mirninsky District, Yakutia, Russia
miniature - 3.5 x 2 x 2 cm


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Grossular from Vilyui River Basin, Mirninsky District, Yakutia, Russia [db_pics/pics/LL311a.jpg] Grossular from Vilyui River Basin, Mirninsky District, Yakutia, Russia [db_pics/pics/LL311b.jpg] Grossular from Vilyui River Basin, Mirninsky District, Yakutia, Russia [db_pics/pics/LL311c.jpg] Grossular from Vilyui River Basin, Mirninsky District, Yakutia, Russia [db_pics/pics/LL311d.jpg]

Glassy and lustrous 1.8cm green Grossular in matrix. Undamaged with areas of transparency. From the type locality for the species.


LL310 - Garnet $ 200
Ely, White Pine Co., Nevada, USA
thumbnail - 3 x 2.7 x 2 cm


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Garnet from Ely, White Pine Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL310a.jpg] Garnet from Ely, White Pine Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL310b.jpg] Garnet from Ely, White Pine Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL310d.jpg] Garnet from Ely, White Pine Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL310e.jpg]

Red garnets in Quartz. Main crystal is elongated and 1.6cm in length. Note that this is not from Garnet Hill locality where prolific amounts of Almandine occur in a pink Rhyolite matrix. From an old collection, the locality was only given as Ely.


LL331 - Limonite after Pyrite $ 75
Pelican Point, Utah Co., Utah, USA
thumbnail - 2.2 x 2 x 2 cm


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Limonite after Pyrite from Pelican Point, Utah Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/LL331a.jpg] Limonite after Pyrite from Pelican Point, Utah Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/LL331b.jpg] Limonite after Pyrite from Pelican Point, Utah Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/LL331c.jpg] Limonite after Pyrite from Pelican Point, Utah Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/LL331d.jpg]

Fine quality, complete pseudomorph of Limonite after Pyrite. Striations on the surface from the original Pyrite are evident. From the Judy & Chris Cook pseudomorph collection.


LL253 - Schorl on Feldspar $ 220 SOLD
Fano Mine, Little Cahuilla Mountain, Riverside Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 7 x 4 cm


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Schorl on Feldspar from Fano Mine, Little Cahuilla Mountain, Riverside Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL253a.jpg] Schorl on Feldspar from Fano Mine, Little Cahuilla Mountain, Riverside Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL253b.jpg] Schorl on Feldspar from Fano Mine, Little Cahuilla Mountain, Riverside Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL253c.jpg] Schorl on Feldspar from Fano Mine, Little Cahuilla Mountain, Riverside Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL253e.jpg] Schorl on Feldspar from Fano Mine, Little Cahuilla Mountain, Riverside Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL253f.jpg]

Black Schorl crystals attached to a large white Feldspar crystal. The Schorl have glassy luster and all but one have perfect triangular pyramidal terminations.


LL252 - Almandine $ 75
Garnet Hill, Ely, White Pine Co., Nevada, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Almandine from Garnet Hill, Ely, White Pine Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL252a.jpg] Almandine from Garnet Hill, Ely, White Pine Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL252b.jpg] Almandine from Garnet Hill, Ely, White Pine Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL252c.jpg] Almandine from Garnet Hill, Ely, White Pine Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL252d.jpg]

A 1.5cm red Almandine crystal in Rhyolite.


LL301 - Muscovite $ 75 SOLD
Fano Mine, Little Cahuilla Mountain, Riverside Co., California, USA
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm


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Muscovite from Fano Mine, Little Cahuilla Mountain, Riverside Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL301a.jpg] Muscovite from Fano Mine, Little Cahuilla Mountain, Riverside Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL301b.jpg] Muscovite from Fano Mine, Little Cahuilla Mountain, Riverside Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL301d.jpg] Muscovite from Fano Mine, Little Cahuilla Mountain, Riverside Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL301e.jpg]

Thick books of translucent yellow/green Muscovite on Quartz. Good California Muscovite specimen.


LL323 - Silver $ 180
Elura Mine, Cobar, New South Wales, Australia
miniature - 4.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Silver from Elura Mine, Cobar, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/LL323b.jpg] Silver from Elura Mine, Cobar, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/LL323c.jpg] Silver from Elura Mine, Cobar, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/LL323d.jpg] Silver from Elura Mine, Cobar, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/LL323e.jpg]

Solid cluster of intergrown Silver crystals, both herringbone formations and spine-twinned crystals. Nothing but Silver with crystals sticking out on all sides.

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