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LL850 - Mimetite $ 950 (=~ AUS$ 1254)
Bilbao Mine, La Blanca, Ojocaliente Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico
cabinet - 11 x 5.5 x 5.5 cm


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Mimetite from Bilbao Mine, La Blanca, Ojocaliente Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL850a.jpg] Mimetite from Bilbao Mine, La Blanca, Ojocaliente Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL850b.jpg] Mimetite from Bilbao Mine, La Blanca, Ojocaliente Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL850c.jpg] Mimetite from Bilbao Mine, La Blanca, Ojocaliente Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL850d.jpg] Mimetite from Bilbao Mine, La Blanca, Ojocaliente Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL850e.jpg] Mimetite from Bilbao Mine, La Blanca, Ojocaliente Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL850f.jpg]

Deep yellow mounds of Mimetite partially covered by Calcite crystals from a lesser known Mexican Mine that produced these specimens decades ago (1950s). Some of the mounds show growth on top of more hexagonal, barrel-shaped crystals of the same color, distinctly Pyromorphite-like in form. There are also areas with black Plattnerite on the Mimetite.


LL845 - Smithsonite $ 600 (=~ AUS$ 792)
Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico
cabinet - 10.5 x 7 x 5 cm


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Smithsonite from Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL845a.jpg] Smithsonite from Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL845b.jpg] Smithsonite from Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL845c.jpg] Smithsonite from Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL845d.jpg] Smithsonite from Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL845e.jpg]

Mounds of satiny pink Smithsonite from Choix. A beautiful uniform pink color with areas more purple near the top. Bi-color Smithsonite from this locality is uncommon. Undamaged with great sparkling luster.


CT608 - Chambersite $ 250 (=~ AUS$ 330)
Venice Salt Dome, Lousiana, USA
thumbnail - 0.65 x 0.65 x 0.65 cm


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Chambersite from Venice Salt Dome, Lousiana, USA [db_pics/pics/CT608a.jpg] Chambersite from Venice Salt Dome, Lousiana, USA [db_pics/pics/CT608b.jpg] Chambersite from Venice Salt Dome, Lousiana, USA [db_pics/pics/CT608c.jpg]

Complete tetrahedron of Chambersite, a rare mineral found in salt formations in a small number of localities worldwide. There is damage along one edge, otherwise it's perfect with a great purple color. This locality is on a narrow strip of land that extends out into the Gulf of Mexico to the southeast of New Orleans in an area that was severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina. This crystal was collected by Fred Pough in 1970. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


CT605 - Chambersite $ 200 (=~ AUS$ 264) SOLD
Venice Salt Dome, Lousiana, USA
thumbnail - 0.6 x 0.6 x 0.6 cm


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Chambersite from Venice Salt Dome, Lousiana, USA [db_pics/pics/CT605a.jpg] Chambersite from Venice Salt Dome, Lousiana, USA [db_pics/pics/CT605b.jpg] Chambersite from Venice Salt Dome, Lousiana, USA [db_pics/pics/CT605c.jpg]

Complete tetrahedron of Chambersite, a rare mineral found in salt formations in a small number of localities worldwide. Complete and undamaged with a medium purple color. This locality is on a narrow strip of land that extends out into the Gulf of Mexico to the southeast of New Orleans in an area that was severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina. This crystal was collected by Fred Pough in 1970. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


LL846 - Dioptase on Chrysocolla $ 450 (=~ AUS$ 594)
Ray Mine, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 7.3 x 5 x 2 cm


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Dioptase on Chrysocolla from Ray Mine, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL846a.jpg] Dioptase on Chrysocolla from Ray Mine, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL846b.jpg] Dioptase on Chrysocolla from Ray Mine, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL846c.jpg]

Colorful specimen of drusy Dioptase over translucent Chrysocolla atop a black matrix. Old Arizona classic that is now hard to come by. Pristine.


LL839 - Pyromorphite on Malachite $ 450 (=~ AUS$ 594) SOLD
Browns Prospect, Rum Jungle, Northern Territory, Australia
small cabinet - 7 x 5.5 x 4 cm


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Pyromorphite on Malachite from Browns Prospect, Rum Jungle, Northern Territory, Australia [db_pics/pics/LL839a.jpg] Pyromorphite on Malachite from Browns Prospect, Rum Jungle, Northern Territory, Australia [db_pics/pics/LL839b.jpg] Pyromorphite on Malachite from Browns Prospect, Rum Jungle, Northern Territory, Australia [db_pics/pics/LL839c.jpg] Pyromorphite on Malachite from Browns Prospect, Rum Jungle, Northern Territory, Australia [db_pics/pics/LL839d.jpg]

Globular Malachite partially coated by golden Pyromorphite crystals. Mineralogical interesting and colorful specimen with an 'organic' look to it.


LL883 - Barite $ 350 (=~ AUS$ 462)
La Union, Murcia, Cartagena, Spain
cabinet - 13 x 6 x 5.5 cm


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Barite from La Union, Murcia, Cartagena, Spain [db_pics/pics/LL883a.jpg] Barite from La Union, Murcia, Cartagena, Spain [db_pics/pics/LL883b.jpg] Barite from La Union, Murcia, Cartagena, Spain [db_pics/pics/LL883d.jpg] Barite from La Union, Murcia, Cartagena, Spain [db_pics/pics/LL883f.jpg] Barite from La Union, Murcia, Cartagena, Spain [db_pics/pics/LL883g.jpg]

Long, feathery crystal cluster of white Barite. A floater with no points of attachment. Elegant and beautiful specimen. A natural work of art.


LL848 - Olivenite on Quartz $ 1850 (=~ AUS$ 2442)
Wheal Gorland, St Day, Cornwall, England
miniature - 4.5 x 4.2 x 3.2 cm


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Olivenite on Quartz from Wheal Gorland, St Day, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/LL848a.jpg] Olivenite on Quartz from Wheal Gorland, St Day, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/LL848b.jpg] Olivenite on Quartz from Wheal Gorland, St Day, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/LL848c.jpg] Olivenite on Quartz from Wheal Gorland, St Day, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/LL848d.jpg] Olivenite on Quartz from Wheal Gorland, St Day, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/LL848e.jpg]

Superb quality, lustrous Olivenite crystals grown atop the tips of milky white Quartz crystals. Individual Olivenite crystals reach 5mm in size. Rare, old time material seldom seen available for sale.


LL847 - Caledonite $ 1200 (=~ AUS$ 1584)
Reward Mine, Darwin Dist., Inyo Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 7.2 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm


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Caledonite from Reward Mine, Darwin Dist., Inyo Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL847a.jpg] Caledonite from Reward Mine, Darwin Dist., Inyo Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL847b.jpg] Caledonite from Reward Mine, Darwin Dist., Inyo Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL847c.jpg] Caledonite from Reward Mine, Darwin Dist., Inyo Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL847d.jpg] Caledonite from Reward Mine, Darwin Dist., Inyo Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL847e.jpg]

Large, translucent Caledonite crystals on matrix from the Reward Mine. Extensive coverage of crystals all over, with larger, flat lying crystals to 1cm towards the upper left. Caledonite is famous for it's vivid teal blue coloration, and this one really delivers the color.


LL849 - Adamite $ 2400 (=~ AUS$ 3168)
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
small cabinet - 8.2 x 5.2 x 4 cm


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Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL849a.jpg] Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL849b.jpg] Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL849c.jpg] Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL849d.jpg]

Glassy white to purple Adamite crystals densely covering a small bit of matrix (it appears to be about 95% solid Adamite). Uncommon in color and form, with many flat lying, double-terminated crystals, the largest 2cm in size. Glassy, lustrous crystals, many transparent terminations. Pristine. Out of the thousands of Mapimi Adamites out there, this one is a rarity. Much better than photos.


LL819 - Wulfenite $ 1800 (=~ AUS$ 2376)
Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.2 x 0.8 cm


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Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/LL819a.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/LL819b.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/LL819c.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/LL819d.jpg]

Bright orange/red crystals of Red Cloud Wulfenite. The crystals are parallel grown, glassy with the great color that made this mine famous. There are transparent sections in the crystals.  Very trivial edge chipping on one side, essentially pristine.


LL857 - Wardite $ 500 (=~ AUS$ 660)
Rapid Creek, Yukon Territory, Canada
miniature - 4.8 x 4.2 x 3 cm


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Wardite from Rapid Creek, Yukon Territory, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL857a.jpg] Wardite from Rapid Creek, Yukon Territory, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL857c.jpg] Wardite from Rapid Creek, Yukon Territory, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL857d.jpg] Wardite from Rapid Creek, Yukon Territory, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL857e.jpg]

Large, sharp octahedral Wardite crystals on matrix. The largest crystal is 1.7cm wide and pristine. This is an old Al Ordway specimen with label.


LL858 - Vanadinite on Goethite $ 1250 (=~ AUS$ 1650)
Taouz, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
small cabinet - 5.3 x 4.3 x 3.5 cm


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Vanadinite on Goethite from Taouz, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL858a.jpg] Vanadinite on Goethite from Taouz, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL858b.jpg] Vanadinite on Goethite from Taouz, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL858c.jpg] Vanadinite on Goethite from Taouz, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL858d.jpg] Vanadinite on Goethite from Taouz, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL858e.jpg] Vanadinite on Goethite from Taouz, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL858f.jpg]

Highly sculptural specimen of red Vanadinite crystals grown on a stalactitic formation of black Goethite. Well crystallized all around and amazingly, all the Vanadinite crystals are perfect and complete. Many of the small Vanadinite crystals are TRANSPARENT, which is rare.


D258 - Ephesite $ 450 (=~ AUS$ 594) SOLD
Gloucester Farm, Postmasburg manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4.7 x 1.8 cm


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Ephesite from Gloucester Farm, Postmasburg manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa [db_pics/pics/D258a.jpg] Ephesite from Gloucester Farm, Postmasburg manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa [db_pics/pics/D258b.jpg] Ephesite from Gloucester Farm, Postmasburg manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa [db_pics/pics/D258c.jpg] Ephesite from Gloucester Farm, Postmasburg manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa [db_pics/pics/D258d.jpg]

Seldomly seen specimen of pink Ephesite crystals on black Manganite from a 1980s find in South Africa. The crystals are a translucent red/pink and form tapering, hexagonal crystals to 6mm in size along a narrow Manganite matrix. Ephesite is a rare lithium sodium aluminum silicate mineral.


LL868 - Topaz with included Quartz $ 125 (=~ AUS$ 165) SOLD
St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1.3 x 1.2 cm


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Topaz with included Quartz from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/LL868a.jpg] Topaz with included Quartz from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/LL868c.jpg] Topaz with included Quartz from St. Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Zimbabwe [db_pics/pics/LL868d.jpg]

Terminated sky blue Topaz crystal from the famous St. Annes pegmatite. It's a transparent gem crystal, complete all around, with a 1cm crystal of transparent Quartz included just under one face. Slight chipping on one edge otherwise undamaged.

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