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LL681 - Clinoclase $ 1800
Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA
large cabinet - 18 x 9 x 5 cm


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Clinoclase from Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL681a.jpg] Clinoclase from Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL681b.jpg] Clinoclase from Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL681c.jpg] Clinoclase from Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL681d.jpg] Clinoclase from Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL681e.jpg]

Large and impressive specimen of Clinoclase from the now defunct Majuba Hill Mine. Deep blue, lustrous crystals cover much of the front display face. Sawcut on back and base. This is the largest, richest good Clinoclase I've seen from Majuba.


LL662 - Olivenite $ 300
Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA
miniature - 3.8 x 3 x 1.5 cm


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Olivenite from Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL662a.jpg] Olivenite from Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL662b.jpg] Olivenite from Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL662c.jpg]

Densely clustered crystals of Olivenite on matrix from the now defunct Majuba Hill Mine. Deep forest green crystals cover much of the matrix. There are some chipped crystals along the edges but the vast majority are perfect. This is an uncommonly rich example for the mine.


LL657 - Chalcophyllite $ 250
Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 2 cm


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Chalcophyllite from Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL657a.jpg] Chalcophyllite from Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL657b.jpg] Chalcophyllite from Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL657c.jpg]

Blue green crystals of Chalcophyllite on matrix from the now defunct Majuba Hill Mine. Good crystals are present on both the front and back sides of the matrix.


LL693 - Clinoclase on Cornubite $ 300 SOLD
Tin Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 2 cm


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Clinoclase on Cornubite from Tin Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL693a.jpg] Clinoclase on Cornubite from Tin Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL693b.jpg] Clinoclase on Cornubite from Tin Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL693c.jpg]

Bright electric blue acicular crystals of Clinoclase from the now defunct Majuba Hill Mine. Unlike Clinoclase from other areas or the mine, crystals from the Tin Stope form as spherical masses of needle-like crystals. Specimens such as this that have the blue Clinoclase atop the green Cornubite are especially attractive. There is also another lighter green, unidentified mineral atop the Cornubite.


LL673 - Indicolite with Muscovite $ 275 SOLD
Dassu, Braldu Valley, Skardu, Pakistan
miniature - 5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Indicolite with Muscovite from Dassu, Braldu Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/LL673a.jpg] Indicolite with Muscovite from Dassu, Braldu Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/LL673b.jpg] Indicolite with Muscovite from Dassu, Braldu Valley, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/LL673c.jpg]

Terminated blue and green Tourmaline crystal set in Muscovite and Albite. The Tourmaline is gemmy and undamaged and the Albite is particularly fine quality and shows lots of transparency.


LL674 - Wulfenite $ 275
Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico
miniature - 5 x 4 x 1.5 cm


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Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL674a.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL674b.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL674c.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL674d.jpg]

Cluster of tabular Wulfenite crystals from Los Lamentos. Specimen is nearly solid Wulfenite with just a tiny bit of attached matrix on the back. The Wulfenite are 'sandwich' style with darker orange, translucent outer layers and a central zone of bright orange, transparent Wulfenite.


LL678 - Amethyst $ 180
Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico
small cabinet - 5.9 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL678a.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL678b.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL678c.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL678d.jpg]

Pair of glassy, transparent Amethyst crystals. Complete all around and undamaged, simple elegance.


LL677 - Copper on Silver $ 400 SOLD
Houghton Co., Michigan, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm


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Copper on Silver from Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/LL677a.jpg] Copper on Silver from Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/LL677b.jpg] Copper on Silver from Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/LL677c.jpg] Copper on Silver from Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/LL677d.jpg] Copper on Silver from Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/LL677e.jpg] Copper on Silver from Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/LL677f.jpg]

Large mass of solid Silver with attached small crystals of Copper. These are ususally the other way around (small Silver crystals on larger masses of Copper), but here we have a 5.5cm piece of solid Silver!! Complete all around with a few bits of attached green Epidote. There are a couple areas that show impact from a chisel or drill bit. Ex. Dawson's Minerals, Al McGuinness with old labels


LL682 - Pyrite on Fluorite $ 150
Villabona Mine, Llanera, Asturias, Spain
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3.5 x 2 cm


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Pyrite on Fluorite from Villabona Mine, Llanera, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/LL682a.jpg] Pyrite on Fluorite from Villabona Mine, Llanera, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/LL682c.jpg] Pyrite on Fluorite from Villabona Mine, Llanera, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/LL682d.jpg] Pyrite on Fluorite from Villabona Mine, Llanera, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/LL682e.jpg] Pyrite on Fluorite from Villabona Mine, Llanera, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/LL682f.jpg]

Translucent yellow Fluorite cubes with one side of specimen covered by tiny, sparkling Pyrite crystals. The photos don't properly capture the beauty of this specimen.


LL623 - Brochantite $ 600
Milpillas Mine, cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 4.6 x 3.3 x 2.3 cm


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Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL623a.jpg] Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL623b.jpg] Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL623c.jpg] Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL623f.jpg]

Jackstraw cluster of large Brochantite crystals. Main crystal is a large 4.6cm in length. The crystals have a bright, electric green coloration. This mine is now closed and no more will be coming out.


LL675 - Quartz with Glaucophane inclusions $ 120
Mount Tamalpais, Marin Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 2 x 2 cm


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Quartz with Glaucophane inclusions from Mount Tamalpais, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL675a.jpg] Quartz with Glaucophane inclusions from Mount Tamalpais, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL675b.jpg] Quartz with Glaucophane inclusions from Mount Tamalpais, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL675d.jpg]

Double-terminated Quartz crystal with inclusions of blue/grey Glaucophane. These oddly shaped crystals were from a one time find about 10 years ago. Ex. Len Pisciotta collection.


LL679 - Smithsonite $ 150
Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 3 cm


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Smithsonite from Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL679a.jpg] Smithsonite from Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL679b.jpg] Smithsonite from Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL679c.jpg]

Satiny, botryoidal Smithsonite from Choix. Undamaged with a well saturated purple/pink coloration. Ex. Len Pisciotta collection.


LL635 - Adularia $ 150
Sella, St. Gotthard, Switzerland
small cabinet - 6.8 x 4.8 x 3 cm


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Adularia from Sella, St. Gotthard, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/LL635a.jpg] Adularia from Sella, St. Gotthard, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/LL635b.jpg] Adularia from Sella, St. Gotthard, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/LL635c.jpg] Adularia from Sella, St. Gotthard, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/LL635d.jpg]

Translucent to transparent 2.5cm Adularia crystal on matrix. High quality, lustrous crystal out of the Chuck Trantham collection and comes with a very old label.


LL535 - Epidote $ 120 SOLD
Green Monster Mine, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, USA
miniature - 3.2 x 2 x 1.8 cm


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Epidote from Green Monster Mine, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, USA [db_pics/pics/LL535a.jpg] Epidote from Green Monster Mine, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, USA [db_pics/pics/LL535b.jpg] Epidote from Green Monster Mine, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, USA [db_pics/pics/LL535c.jpg] Epidote from Green Monster Mine, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, USA [db_pics/pics/LL535d.jpg] Epidote from Green Monster Mine, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, USA [db_pics/pics/LL535e.jpg]

Well terminated dark green Epidote crystals associated with Quartz crystals. Old specimen out of the Chuck Trantham collection.


LL270 - Pyrite $ 60
Live Oak Pit, Inspiration Mine, Miami, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Pyrite from Live Oak Pit, Inspiration Mine, Miami, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL270a.jpg] Pyrite from Live Oak Pit, Inspiration Mine, Miami, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL270b.jpg] Pyrite from Live Oak Pit, Inspiration Mine, Miami, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL270c.jpg] Pyrite from Live Oak Pit, Inspiration Mine, Miami, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL270d.jpg]

Single octahedral Pyrite crystal from teh famous Inspiration Mine in Arizona. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection acquired by Chuck at the Tucson show in 2001.

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