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LL778 - Andradite $ 150
Strawberry Mine, Madera Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 5.5 x 3 cm


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Andradite from Strawberry Mine, Madera Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL778a.jpg] Andradite from Strawberry Mine, Madera Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL778b.jpg] Andradite from Strawberry Mine, Madera Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL778c.jpg] Andradite from Strawberry Mine, Madera Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL778d.jpg]

Gemmy red Andradite crystals to 7mm covering the front of a massive Andradite matrix. Collected by Len Pisciotta, he told me it's the best one he found.


LL737 - Tourmaline $ 350
Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA
miniature - 3.8 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm


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Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL737a.jpg] Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL737b.jpg] Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL737c.jpg] Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL737d.jpg]

Transparent pink Tourmaline crystal. Well terminated and free of any internal fracturing. Weighs 4.85 grams. Ex. Bryant Harris collection and mined in 1969.


LL738 - Benitoite $ 450
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 2 x 1.8 x 1.3 cm


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Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL738a.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL738b.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL738c.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL738d.jpg]

Single Benitoite with 'textbook' form. Benitoite is the only mineral that crystallizes in the trigonal bipyramidal form, a form that was only hypothesized prior to it's discovery. Here you have a perfect example of the rare form (and a rare mineral). It looks almost like a crystal model. Thick and complete all around, with Crossite inclusions.


LL739 - Benitoite $ 250
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 1.4 x 1.3 x 0.6 cm


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Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL739a.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL739b.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL739c.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL739d.jpg]

Single Benitoite with near 'textbook' form and Crossite inclusions. Benitoite is the only mineral that crystallizes in the trigonal bipyramidal form, a form that was only hypothesized prior to it's discovery. Here you have a perfect example of the rare form (and a rare mineral). There is one natural step growth on the back of one corner, otherwise is perfectly symetrical on both sides.


LL740 - Chalcopyrite in Fluorite $ 125 SOLD
Wet Grooves Mine, Askrigg, Wensleydale, North Yorkshire, England
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 2 cm


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Chalcopyrite in Fluorite from Wet Grooves Mine, Askrigg, Wensleydale, North Yorkshire, England [db_pics/pics/LL740a.jpg] Chalcopyrite in Fluorite from Wet Grooves Mine, Askrigg, Wensleydale, North Yorkshire, England [db_pics/pics/LL740b.jpg] Chalcopyrite in Fluorite from Wet Grooves Mine, Askrigg, Wensleydale, North Yorkshire, England [db_pics/pics/LL740c.jpg] Chalcopyrite in Fluorite from Wet Grooves Mine, Askrigg, Wensleydale, North Yorkshire, England [db_pics/pics/LL740d.jpg] Chalcopyrite in Fluorite from Wet Grooves Mine, Askrigg, Wensleydale, North Yorkshire, England [db_pics/pics/LL740e.jpg]

Transparent yellow Fluorite crystals with inclusions of Chalcopyrite. The crystals have high luster and the inclusion add extra sparkle. Undamaged.


LL743 - Adamite $ 150
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.6 x 2 x 2 cm


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Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL743a.jpg] Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL743b.jpg] Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL743c.jpg] Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL743d.jpg] Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL743e.jpg]

Two interconnected 'pinwheel' clusters of yellow Adamite. Undamaged.


LL744 - Topaz $ 150
Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.2 x 0.9 cm


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Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/LL744a.jpg] Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/LL744b.jpg] Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/LL744c.jpg]

Complete and well terminated single crystal of 'Imperial' Topaz. This specimen has a well saturated, better than average, deep reddish orange coloration.


LL745 - Stibnite in Quartz $ 275 SOLD
Bottomley Prospect, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA
miniature - 4.8 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm


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Stibnite in Quartz from Bottomley Prospect, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL745a.jpg] Stibnite in Quartz from Bottomley Prospect, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL745b.jpg] Stibnite in Quartz from Bottomley Prospect, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL745c.jpg] Stibnite in Quartz from Bottomley Prospect, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL745d.jpg] Stibnite in Quartz from Bottomley Prospect, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL745e.jpg]

Transparent partial Quartz crystal heavily included with metallic Stibnite crystals. This is a good sized crystal for the locality


LL746 - Ludlamite and Vivianite on Siderite $ 250 SOLD
Blackbird Mine, Lemhi Co., Idaho, USA
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 0.8 cm


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Ludlamite and Vivianite on Siderite from Blackbird Mine, Lemhi Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/LL746a.jpg] Ludlamite and Vivianite on Siderite from Blackbird Mine, Lemhi Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/LL746b.jpg] Ludlamite and Vivianite on Siderite from Blackbird Mine, Lemhi Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/LL746c.jpg]

Green Ludlamite and dark blue/purple Vivianite on tan Siderite. A USA classic now hard to find.


LL747 - Apatite with Tourmaline $ 200
Galilea, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.1 x 1.6 x 1.6 cm


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Apatite with Tourmaline from Galilea, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/LL747a.jpg] Apatite with Tourmaline from Galilea, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/LL747b.jpg] Apatite with Tourmaline from Galilea, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/LL747c.jpg] Apatite with Tourmaline from Galilea, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/LL747d.jpg]

Translucent purple Apatite crystal with and transparent section of green Tourmaline. The Apatite crystal is 2cm in size and has a slightly curved top surface and has a small Tourmaline crystal included inside.


LL748 - 'Cat's-Eye' Tourmaline $ 120
Gilgit, Skardu, Pakistan
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 1.7 cm


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'Cat's-Eye' Tourmaline from Gilgit, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/LL748a.jpg] 'Cat's-Eye' Tourmaline from Gilgit, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/LL748b.jpg] 'Cat's-Eye' Tourmaline from Gilgit, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/LL748c.jpg] 'Cat's-Eye' Tourmaline from Gilgit, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/LL748d.jpg]

Terminated 2.1cm Tourmaline crystal with attached Muscovite. The upper half of the crystal is a chatoyant greenish white and the bottom half is opaque. Undamaged.


LL727 - Gahnite rough and cut $ 350
Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria
thumbnail - 0.6 x 0.6 x 0.6 cm


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Gahnite rough and cut from Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/LL727a.jpg] Gahnite rough and cut from Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/LL727b.jpg] Gahnite rough and cut from Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/LL727c.jpg]

Rough and cut set of transparent blue Gahnite. Gahnite is the zinc rich end member and one of the rarer species in the Spinel group of minerals. The crystal is a complete octahedron with one tiny chip on one tip, otherwise perfect and translucent to transparent internally. The gemstone is 4mm wide. These were first discovered in 2001 and are found mostly of industrial quality. Though they don't get very large, the color is spectacular. The GIA has written a nice article about these crystals published in Gems & Gemology, Fall 2019, Vol. 55, No. 3.


LL728 - Gahnite rough and cut $ 300 SOLD
Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria
thumbnail - 0.6 x 0.6 x 0.5 cm


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Gahnite rough and cut from Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/LL728a.jpg] Gahnite rough and cut from Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/LL728b.jpg]

Rough and cut set of transparent blue Gahnite. Gahnite is the zinc rich end member and one of the rarer species in the Spinel group of minerals. The crystal is a complete octahedron with one tiny chip on one tip, otherwise perfect and translucent to transparent internally. The gemstone is a round just over 3mm wide. These were first discovered in 2001 and are found mostly of industrial quality. Though they don't get very large, the color is spectacular. The GIA has written a nice article about these crystals published in Gems & Gemology, Fall 2019, Vol. 55, No. 3.


LL729 - Gahnite rough and cut $ 280
Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria
thumbnail - 0.6 x 0.6 x 0.6 cm


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Gahnite rough and cut from Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/LL729a.jpg] Gahnite rough and cut from Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/LL729b.jpg] Gahnite rough and cut from Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/LL729c.jpg]

Rough and cut set of transparent blue Gahnite. Gahnite is the zinc rich end member and one of the rarer species in the Spinel group of minerals. The crystal is a complete octahedron with one tiny chip on one tip, otherwise perfect and translucent to transparent internally. The gemstone is a round 3mm wide. These were first discovered in 2001 and are found mostly of industrial quality. Though they don't get very large, the color is spectacular. The GIA has written a nice article about these crystals published in Gems & Gemology, Fall 2019, Vol. 55, No. 3.


LL730 - Gahnite rough and cut $ 350
Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria
thumbnail - 0.6 x 0.6 x 0.6 cm


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Gahnite rough and cut from Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/LL730a.jpg] Gahnite rough and cut from Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/LL730b.jpg] Gahnite rough and cut from Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria [db_pics/pics/LL730c.jpg]

Rough and cut set of transparent blue Gahnite. Gahnite is the zinc rich end member and one of the rarer species in the Spinel group of minerals. The crystal is a complete octahedron with one tiny chip on one tip, otherwise perfect and translucent to transparent internally. The gemstone is 4.5mm wide. These were first discovered in 2001 and are found mostly of industrial quality. Though they don't get very large, the color is spectacular. The GIA has written a nice article about these crystals published in Gems & Gemology, Fall 2019, Vol. 55, No. 3.

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