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LL464 - Topaz $ 350 SOLD
Mina Veronica, El Copetillo, Villa García Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico
miniature - 3.8 x 3.5 x 2 cm


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Topaz from Mina Veronica, El Copetillo, Villa García Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL464a.jpg] Topaz from Mina Veronica, El Copetillo, Villa García Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL464b.jpg] Topaz from Mina Veronica, El Copetillo, Villa García Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL464c.jpg]

Terminated Topaz crystals on Rhyolite. the Topaz have flat terminations and are more red at the terminations and more transparent towards the middle and base. Aesthetic, undamaged example. Ex. Bob Reynolds collection.


K236 - Prehnite $ 450
Merelani Hils, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 7.5 x 4.2 x 4 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hils, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K236a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hils, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K236b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hils, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K236c.jpg]

Superb Prehnite specimen from recent finds at the Merelani Tanzanite mines. Striking specimen with large individual crystals. A thicker, highly translucent cluster is at the top with more toothy, individual crystals sticking out the front faces. The color ranges from a pure yellow to a yellow/green and slightly blueish. The lower left has an attached patch of intergrown micro Prehnite, Graphite and Pyrite. Undamaged, showy, and good sized.


LL450 - Tourmaline $ 950 SOLD
Dara Pech, Kunar Province, Afghanistan
small cabinet - 5.3 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Tourmaline from Dara Pech, Kunar Province, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/LL450a.jpg] Tourmaline from Dara Pech, Kunar Province, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/LL450b.jpg] Tourmaline from Dara Pech, Kunar Province, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/LL450d.jpg] Tourmaline from Dara Pech, Kunar Province, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/LL450e.jpg]

Double-terminated, pastel green Tourmaline crystal with smaller attached crystals tapering out from the main crystal. Translucent to transparent with light pink zones. Undamaged and weighs 21.44 grams.


LL451 - Almandine $ 240
Garnet Hill, Ely, White Pine Co., Nevada, USA
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


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Almandine from Garnet Hill, Ely, White Pine Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL451a.jpg] Almandine from Garnet Hill, Ely, White Pine Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL451b.jpg] Almandine from Garnet Hill, Ely, White Pine Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL451d.jpg] Almandine from Garnet Hill, Ely, White Pine Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL451e.jpg]

Large 1.8cm Almandine crystal on pink Rhyolite. An especially good example for this occurrence. Undamaged though backside is rough from contact with the matrix.


LL460 - Spinel $ 500
Twin Lakes Limestone deposit, Lower Twin Lake, Twin Lakes, Fresno Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5.2 x 3 cm


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Spinel from Twin Lakes Limestone deposit, Lower Twin Lake, Twin Lakes, Fresno Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL460a.jpg] Spinel from Twin Lakes Limestone deposit, Lower Twin Lake, Twin Lakes, Fresno Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL460b.jpg] Spinel from Twin Lakes Limestone deposit, Lower Twin Lake, Twin Lakes, Fresno Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL460d.jpg]

Well formed, translucent octahedrons of blue Spinel to 7mm in size associated with brown Pargasite crystals. Sawcut on back. Collected by Chuck Trantham and Al McGuinness in 1986. Chuck's label indicates locality as 'Locality 2, Twin Lakes area, Fresno Co., California, USA'.


LL461 - Spinel $ 240 SOLD
Twin Lakes Limestone deposit, Lower Twin Lake, Twin Lakes, Fresno Co., California, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 3 x 2 cm


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Spinel from Twin Lakes Limestone deposit, Lower Twin Lake, Twin Lakes, Fresno Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL461a.jpg] Spinel from Twin Lakes Limestone deposit, Lower Twin Lake, Twin Lakes, Fresno Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL461b.jpg] Spinel from Twin Lakes Limestone deposit, Lower Twin Lake, Twin Lakes, Fresno Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL461c.jpg] Spinel from Twin Lakes Limestone deposit, Lower Twin Lake, Twin Lakes, Fresno Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL461d.jpg]

Well formed, translucent octahedrons of blue Spinel to 5mm in size. Sawcut on back. Collected by Chuck Trantham and Al McGuinness in 1986. Rare California specimen. Chuck's label indicates locality as 'Locality 2, Twin Lakes area, Fresno Co., California, USA'.


LL467 - Grossular $ 50 SOLD
Vilyui River Basin, Mirninsky District, Yakutia, Russia
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.2 cm


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Grossular from Vilyui River Basin, Mirninsky District, Yakutia, Russia [db_pics/pics/LL467a.jpg] Grossular from Vilyui River Basin, Mirninsky District, Yakutia, Russia [db_pics/pics/LL467b.jpg] Grossular from Vilyui River Basin, Mirninsky District, Yakutia, Russia [db_pics/pics/LL467c.jpg] Grossular from Vilyui River Basin, Mirninsky District, Yakutia, Russia [db_pics/pics/LL467d.jpg] Grossular from Vilyui River Basin, Mirninsky District, Yakutia, Russia [db_pics/pics/LL467e.jpg]

Glassy and lustrous complete single Grossular crystal. Undamaged with a couple small indentation where other crystals were formerly attached. It's mostly a translucent gold color with some areas that are whitish/green and opaque. From the type locality for the species.


LL468 - Grossular $ 80
Vilyui River Basin, Mirninsky District, Yakutia, Russia
miniature - 3.4 x 3 x 1.8 cm


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Grossular from Vilyui River Basin, Mirninsky District, Yakutia, Russia [db_pics/pics/LL468a.jpg] Grossular from Vilyui River Basin, Mirninsky District, Yakutia, Russia [db_pics/pics/LL468b.jpg] Grossular from Vilyui River Basin, Mirninsky District, Yakutia, Russia [db_pics/pics/LL468c.jpg] Grossular from Vilyui River Basin, Mirninsky District, Yakutia, Russia [db_pics/pics/LL468d.jpg]

Glassy and lustrous cluster of Grossular crystals. The top crystals have an odd, intergrown form. It's mostly a translucent gold color with some areas that are whitish/green and opaque. From the type locality for the species.


LL418 - Malachite $ 125
Katanga, Congo (DRC)
small cabinet - 7.3 x 6 x 0.6 cm


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Malachite from Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/LL418a.jpg] Malachite from Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/LL418b.jpg] Malachite from Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/LL418d.jpg]

Cut and polished slice of a Malachite stalactite with great color banding. Good polsih on both sides.


LL235 - Axinite $ 75 SOLD
Dodo Mine, Polar Urals, Russia
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.4 x 1 cm


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Axinite from Dodo Mine, Polar Urals, Russia [db_pics/pics/LL235a.jpg] Axinite from Dodo Mine, Polar Urals, Russia [db_pics/pics/LL235b.jpg] Axinite from Dodo Mine, Polar Urals, Russia [db_pics/pics/LL235c.jpg] Axinite from Dodo Mine, Polar Urals, Russia [db_pics/pics/LL235d.jpg]

Undamaged, sharp single Axinite crystal. Purple and transparent, complete all around.


LL359 - Amethyst $ 125
Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico
miniature - 5 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL359a.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL359b.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL359c.jpg]

Undamaged cluster of transparent, purple Amethyst crystals. Ex. Cliff Krueger, Chuck Trantham collections.


LL513 - Acanthite $ 350
Reyes Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.6 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Acanthite from Reyes Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL513a.jpg] Acanthite from Reyes Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL513b.jpg] Acanthite from Reyes Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL513c.jpg] Acanthite from Reyes Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL513d.jpg] Acanthite from Reyes Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL513e.jpg]

Cubic, stepped crystal cluster of Acanthite, a Silver sulfide mineral famous from this mine. Undamaged and complete all around. Ex. Bob Reynolds collection.


LL489 - Whiteite $ 300
Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2 x 1.8 cm


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Whiteite from Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL489a.jpg] Whiteite from Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL489b.jpg] Whiteite from Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL489c.jpg] Whiteite from Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL489d.jpg]

Large, blocky single Whiteite crystal with a smaller crystal intergrown. Complete all around and undamaged. This is the best locality for this rare species and this is an excellent, large example. Ex. Bob Reynolds collection.


CT782 - Chalcopyrite with Quartz $ 150
Huaron, Peru
thumbnail - 3 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Chalcopyrite with Quartz from Huaron, Peru [db_pics/pics/CT782a.jpg] Chalcopyrite with Quartz from Huaron, Peru [db_pics/pics/CT782b.jpg] Chalcopyrite with Quartz from Huaron, Peru [db_pics/pics/CT782c.jpg] Chalcopyrite with Quartz from Huaron, Peru [db_pics/pics/CT782d.jpg] Chalcopyrite with Quartz from Huaron, Peru [db_pics/pics/CT782e.jpg] Chalcopyrite with Quartz from Huaron, Peru [db_pics/pics/CT782f.jpg]

Large 2.2cm twinned Chalcopyrite crystal associated with water clear Quartz crystals. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection from Alain Carion.


LL532 - Silver $ 120
Elura Mine, Cobar, NSW, Australia
miniature - 3.2 x 0.4 x 0.2 cm


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Silver from Elura Mine, Cobar, NSW, Australia [db_pics/pics/LL532a.jpg] Silver from Elura Mine, Cobar, NSW, Australia [db_pics/pics/LL532b.jpg] Silver from Elura Mine, Cobar, NSW, Australia [db_pics/pics/LL532c.jpg]

Long single spinel-twinned crystal of Silver. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.
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