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LL826 - Barite $ 600
Stanislaw, Gmina Mecinka, Jawor County, Poland
cabinet - 10 x 7 x 6 cm


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Barite from Stanislaw, Gmina Mecinka, Jawor County, Poland [db_pics/pics/LL826a.jpg] Barite from Stanislaw, Gmina Mecinka, Jawor County, Poland [db_pics/pics/LL826b.jpg] Barite from Stanislaw, Gmina Mecinka, Jawor County, Poland [db_pics/pics/LL826d.jpg] Barite from Stanislaw, Gmina Mecinka, Jawor County, Poland [db_pics/pics/LL826g.jpg]

Outstanding cluster of transparent, glassy Barite crystals. Some are so clear and lustrous they really do look like carved pieces of glass. A nice 3-dimensional mound shaped cluster in great condition with jewel-like individual crystals to 3cm. Comes with an old Mark and Jeanette Rogers label. Better than photos!!


LL827 - Vivianite $ 450
Tomokoni Mine, Potosi Dept., Bolivia
small cabinet - 6 x 4 x 3 cm


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Vivianite from Tomokoni Mine, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL827a.jpg] Vivianite from Tomokoni Mine, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL827b.jpg] Vivianite from Tomokoni Mine, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL827c.jpg] Vivianite from Tomokoni Mine, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL827d.jpg] Vivianite from Tomokoni Mine, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL827e.jpg]

A 5.5cm green Vivianite crystal with attached red sandstone matrix typical for this find. A beautiful well formed, thick crystal that is transparent to translucent. Complete and undamaged.


LL824 - Indicolite on Albite $ 1500
Kunar, Afghanistan
miniature - 3.7 x 3.6 x 2.8 cm


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Indicolite on Albite from Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/LL824a.jpg] Indicolite on Albite from Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/LL824b.jpg] Indicolite on Albite from Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/LL824c.jpg] Indicolite on Albite from Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/LL824f.jpg]

Well terminated 2.8cm blue Tourmaline crystal wreathed in bladed Albite along with a glassy Quartz crystal. The Indicolite has it's best color and transparency at the top, right where it counts the most. Undamaged and great composition.


LL803 - Pyromorphite $ 1200
Mexico Mine, Roughton Gill, Caldbeck, Allerdale, Cumbria, England, UK
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3 cm


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Pyromorphite from Mexico Mine, Roughton Gill, Caldbeck, Allerdale, Cumbria, England, UK [db_pics/pics/LL803a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Mexico Mine, Roughton Gill, Caldbeck, Allerdale, Cumbria, England, UK [db_pics/pics/LL803b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Mexico Mine, Roughton Gill, Caldbeck, Allerdale, Cumbria, England, UK [db_pics/pics/LL803c.jpg] Pyromorphite from Mexico Mine, Roughton Gill, Caldbeck, Allerdale, Cumbria, England, UK [db_pics/pics/LL803d.jpg] Pyromorphite from Mexico Mine, Roughton Gill, Caldbeck, Allerdale, Cumbria, England, UK [db_pics/pics/LL803e.jpg]

Specimen composed of densely grouped crystals of yellow/green Pyromorphite (nothing but crystals without matrix). Good colored, large Pyromorphites are rare from England. Some information on the locality from MINDAT: 'This property is adjacent to the Roughton Gill mine and exploits the eastward extension of the Roughton Gill (South) vein. It was begun in 1845, and three crosscuts were driven south to cut the vein. Although promising shoots of pyromorphite and cerussite were found early on, the mine proved to be a financial disaster. In the mid-1970's the Cornish mineral dealer Richard Barstow opened a vein exposure near the High Level of the Mexico mine and made a find of excellent pyromorphite of "old time" quality. The locality was subsequently worked by other collectors and further good material was discovered. The site is now backfilled.'


LL808 - Bastnasite $ 400
Zagi Mountain, Peshawar District, Pakistan
thumbnail - 1.7 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm


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Bastnasite from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/LL808a.jpg] Bastnasite from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/LL808b.jpg] Bastnasite from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/LL808c.jpg] Bastnasite from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/LL808d.jpg] Bastnasite from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/LL808e.jpg]

Prismatic single Bastnasite crystal. Translucent to transparent with a rich golden brown color. Zagi Mountain Basnasites are by far the world's best, it's basically a one locality mineral and they won't last forever. 


LL712 - Diaspore $ 350
Pinarcik, Mugla Prov., Turkey
thumbnail - 1.3 x 1.2 x 0.4 cm


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Diaspore from Pinarcik, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/LL712a.jpg] Diaspore from Pinarcik, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/LL712b.jpg] Diaspore from Pinarcik, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/LL712c.jpg] Diaspore from Pinarcik, Mugla Prov., Turkey [db_pics/pics/LL712d.jpg]

V-twin crystal of color change Diaspore. From new finds in the mountains near Milas, these new Diaspore crystals are spectacular in color and form. Glassy, flat termination faces on both 'arms'. Good V form, complete and undamaged with just a tiny contact near the bottom tip. Gem quality and transparent inside. Medium purple color in natural sunlight. In all my years of mineral dealing I've never seen Diaspore this good, they transcend any previous Diospore I've seen and won't last forever.


LL830 - Wulfenite $ 2400
Jianshan Mine, Ruoqiang Co., Bayin'gholin Autonomous Prefecture, Xinjiang, China
cabinet - 11 x 8 x 6 cm


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Wulfenite from Jianshan Mine, Ruoqiang Co., Bayin'gholin Autonomous Prefecture, Xinjiang, China [db_pics/pics/LL830a.jpg] Wulfenite from Jianshan Mine, Ruoqiang Co., Bayin'gholin Autonomous Prefecture, Xinjiang, China [db_pics/pics/LL830b.jpg] Wulfenite from Jianshan Mine, Ruoqiang Co., Bayin'gholin Autonomous Prefecture, Xinjiang, China [db_pics/pics/LL830g.jpg] Wulfenite from Jianshan Mine, Ruoqiang Co., Bayin'gholin Autonomous Prefecture, Xinjiang, China [db_pics/pics/LL830h.jpg]

Large specimen loaded with red Wulfenite crystals (top Red Cloud color) with individual crystals to over 2cm. The majority of these have a more orange color, sometimes with white coatings, and are paper thin. This one has great color, no white coatings, and robust crystals - a very good one for the locality! A very good example from this find, specimens from which were previously labelled as coming from the "Kurutag Mountains'.


LL831 - Erythrite $ 3500 SOLD
Bou Azzer Mine, Ouarzazate Province, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
small cabinet - 7.3 x 5.3 x 4 cm


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Erythrite from Bou Azzer Mine, Ouarzazate Province, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL831a.jpg] Erythrite from Bou Azzer Mine, Ouarzazate Province, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL831b.jpg] Erythrite from Bou Azzer Mine, Ouarzazate Province, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL831c.jpg] Erythrite from Bou Azzer Mine, Ouarzazate Province, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL831d.jpg]

Superb, good sized Erythrite specimen from Bou Azzer. Erythrite is a species that is difficult to find in specimens that aren't too jumbled-looking or damaged. This one is nothing but intergrown masses of Erythrite crystals all around, with aesthetic fan-shaped clusters and great color. Excellent specimen!!


K159 - Brucite $ 200
Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan
small cabinet - 8 x 5 x 3 cm


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Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/k159a.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/k159b.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/k159c.jpg]

Large radial groups of solid Brucite with just a bit of attached matrix. Well crystallized all around and undamaged. Medium yellow color, translucent, thick and sturdy.


LL825 - Mimetite $ 750
San Pedro Corrallitos, Chihuahua, Mexico
thumbnail - 3 x 3 x 2.8 cm


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Mimetite from San Pedro Corrallitos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL825a.jpg] Mimetite from San Pedro Corrallitos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL825b.jpg] Mimetite from San Pedro Corrallitos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL825c.jpg] Mimetite from San Pedro Corrallitos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL825d.jpg] Mimetite from San Pedro Corrallitos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL825e.jpg]

Botryoidal, satiny yellow Mimetite with the best color for the locality. This is old material rarely seen now in this quality (no damage, top color). Very few have this color. It's almost solid Mimetite with a few Calcite crystals intergrown at the bottom. Pristine and undamaged.


LL817 - Rhodochrosite $ 2500 SOLD
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
thumbnail - 2.2 x 2 x 1.4 cm


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Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/LL817a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/LL817b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/LL817c.jpg] Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/LL817d.jpg]

Cluster of GEM red Rhodochrosite from old finds and the N'Chwanning Mine. The crystals have superb color and flat terminations. There are grooves along the sides where other crystals were once present, but it's undamaged with perfect terminations, and the crystals are fully transparent top to bottom.  This specimen contains significant gemstone rough value. Cutting such great specimen would be sacrilege, but it's important to consider when evaluating a specimen like this.


LL792 - Veszelyite $ 380 SOLD
Dongchuan, Kunming, Yunnan, China
thumbnail - 2 x 1.2 x 1 cm


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Veszelyite from Dongchuan, Kunming, Yunnan, China [db_pics/pics/LL792a.jpg] Veszelyite from Dongchuan, Kunming, Yunnan, China [db_pics/pics/LL792b.jpg] Veszelyite from Dongchuan, Kunming, Yunnan, China [db_pics/pics/LL792c.jpg] Veszelyite from Dongchuan, Kunming, Yunnan, China [db_pics/pics/LL792d.jpg]

Veszelyite from ANYWHERE are rare and desireable. Beautiful curving radial clusters of vivid blue Veszelyite crystals atop light blue Hemimorphite. The crystal group is 9mm wide. This is from a new find made in July 2020 at an old Zinc mine located about about 400 kilometers away from previous Veszelyite finds made at the Laochang Mine (also in Yunnan Prov.).


LL810 - Fluorite $ 1800
Dal'Negorsk, Primorsky Kray, Russia
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Fluorite from Dal'Negorsk, Primorsky Kray, Russia [db_pics/pics/LL810a.jpg] Fluorite from Dal'Negorsk, Primorsky Kray, Russia [db_pics/pics/LL810b.jpg] Fluorite from Dal'Negorsk, Primorsky Kray, Russia [db_pics/pics/LL810c.jpg] Fluorite from Dal'Negorsk, Primorsky Kray, Russia [db_pics/pics/LL810d.jpg]

Fine example of the classic Dal'Negorsk 'ice-cube' Fluorite. It's so water clear that I keep getting the crystal confused for a Lucite base. There are actually two crystals on matrix (there is a small crystal tucked underneatht he larger main crystal). It's complete all around with a couple tiny chips but in great condition overall. These are hard to come by in this quality.


LL812 - Vivianite $ 800
Huanuni Mine, Dalence Prov., Oruru Department, Bolivia
miniature - 4.5 x 2.4 x 1.4 cm


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Vivianite from Huanuni Mine, Dalence Prov., Oruru Department, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL812a.jpg] Vivianite from Huanuni Mine, Dalence Prov., Oruru Department, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL812b.jpg] Vivianite from Huanuni Mine, Dalence Prov., Oruru Department, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL812c.jpg] Vivianite from Huanuni Mine, Dalence Prov., Oruru Department, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL812e.jpg]

Transparent blue/green double-terminated Vivianite crystal with attached radial crystals of Siderite. Complete all around and undamaged. This one has it all - great color, transparency, and double-terminated form which is uncommon.


LL804 - Roselite $ 1500
Bou Azzer Mine, Ouarzazate Province, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5.3 x 4 cm


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Roselite from Bou Azzer Mine, Ouarzazate Province, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL804a.jpg] Roselite from Bou Azzer Mine, Ouarzazate Province, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL804b.jpg] Roselite from Bou Azzer Mine, Ouarzazate Province, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL804c.jpg] Roselite from Bou Azzer Mine, Ouarzazate Province, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL804d.jpg]

Beautiful and glassy large magenta Roselite crystals lining a shallow vug. Robust crystals to 8mm in size that are lustrous and transparent. The color and quality of this specimen will light up and energize any mineral display.

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