Selected Specimens

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CT903 - Andradite var. Topazolite $ 200 (=~ CAN$ 257)
Yellow Cat Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 5.5 x 2.3 cm


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Andradite var. Topazolite from Yellow Cat Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT903a.jpg] Andradite var. Topazolite from Yellow Cat Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT903b.jpg] Andradite var. Topazolite from Yellow Cat Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT903c.jpg]

Highly lustrous golden Topazolite crystals to 9mm on matrix. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection and comes with his old label showing a price of $200.


LL101 - Adamite $ 150 (=~ CAN$ 193)
Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5.5 x 4 cm


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Adamite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL101a.jpg] Adamite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL101c.jpg] Adamite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL101d.jpg]

Fine quality, highly lustrous undamaged group of Adamite crystals, 2.5cm wide, on matrix. Old specimen with very high quality crystals.


CT916 - Barite $ 350 (=~ CAN$ 450)
Book Cliffs, Grand Junction, Colorado, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5.3 x 3 cm


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Barite from Book Cliffs, Grand Junction, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/CT916a.jpg] Barite from Book Cliffs, Grand Junction, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/CT916b.jpg] Barite from Book Cliffs, Grand Junction, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/CT916c.jpg] Barite from Book Cliffs, Grand Junction, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/CT916d.jpg]

Glassy, transparent Barite crystal on matrix with other smaller crystals. Complete all around and undamaged, the main crystal is partially double-terminated. Old specimen from the Jean Mager and Chuck Trantham collections.


LL156 - Azurite, Malachite after Azurite $ 2500 (=~ CAN$ 3212)
Tsumeb, Namibia
cabinet - 11 x 6.5 x 6.5 cm


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Azurite, Malachite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL156a.jpg] Azurite, Malachite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL156c.jpg] Azurite, Malachite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL156d.jpg] Azurite, Malachite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL156g.jpg] Azurite, Malachite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL156h.jpg] Azurite, Malachite after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL156j.jpg]

Cluster of prismatic Azurite and Malachite after Azurite crystals with Arsentsumebite and Cerussite. I just the love the highly colorful specimens from this mine and this is a prime example of such a specimen. A very colorful mixture of blue, deep green Malachite, lighter green Arsentsumebite, and small crystals of Cerussite scattered about. Comes with an old Phil Scalisi label.


LL114 - Azurite with Cerussite $ 300 (=~ CAN$ 386)
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3 cm


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Azurite with Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL114a.jpg] Azurite with Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL114b.jpg] Azurite with Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL114c.jpg] Azurite with Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL114e.jpg]

Cluster of glossy Azurite crystals associated with small Cerussite crystals. Main crystal is 3cm and double-terminated.


LL159 - Smithsonite $ 1200 (=~ CAN$ 1542)
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 9 x 7 x 4 cm


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Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL159a.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL159b.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL159c.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL159d.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL159e.jpg]

Pink Smithsonite crystals to 1.5cm on a dark sulphide rich matrix. There is one cleaved crystal but the rest are perfect. Big and showy specimen.


LL180 - Tennantite $ 500 (=~ CAN$ 642)
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 7 x 5.5 x 5 cm


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Tennantite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL180a.jpg] Tennantite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL180b.jpg] Tennantite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL180c.jpg] Tennantite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL180e.jpg] Tennantite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL180f.jpg] Tennantite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL180g.jpg]

Sculptural cluster of well formed Tennantite crystals. Crystals reach 2cm on edge and some has coatings of micro white Dolomite. Areas of small Pyrite crystals add additional color contrast.


LL148 - Azurite $ 950 (=~ CAN$ 1221)
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL148a.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL148b.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL148c.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL148d.jpg] Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL148e.jpg]

Blocky, lustrous 2.5cm single Azurite crystal on matrix. Sharp, crisp edges with an area of 'electric' blue color on the main face.


LL141 - Azurite, Bayldonite after Mimetite, Wulfenite $ 600 (=~ CAN$ 771)
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5.5 x 2.5 cm


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Azurite, Bayldonite after Mimetite, Wulfenite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL141a.jpg] Azurite, Bayldonite after Mimetite, Wulfenite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL141b.jpg] Azurite, Bayldonite after Mimetite, Wulfenite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL141c.jpg] Azurite, Bayldonite after Mimetite, Wulfenite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL141d.jpg] Azurite, Bayldonite after Mimetite, Wulfenite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL141e.jpg]

This specimen is just loaded with crystals - prismatic blue Azurite crystals, elongated green crystals of Bayldonite after Mimetite pseudomorphs, transparent, platy Wulfenite crystals, Malachite, Rosasite, and undoubtedly more. It's one of those specimens that is instantly recognizable as being from Tsumeb due to it's very colorful mixture of minerals.


LL170 - Mimetite $ 750 (=~ CAN$ 964)
San Pedro Corralitos, Chihuahua, Mexico
miniature - 4.8 x 3 x 2.3 cm


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Mimetite from San Pedro Corralitos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL170a.jpg] Mimetite from San Pedro Corralitos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL170b.jpg] Mimetite from San Pedro Corralitos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL170c.jpg] Mimetite from San Pedro Corralitos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL170d.jpg] Mimetite from San Pedro Corralitos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL170e.jpg]

Botryoidal, satiny yellow Mimetite. This is old material rarely seen now in this quality. It's almost solid Mimetite with just a small amount of matrix on the backside. It's also in pristine condition, perfect except for a small chip at the very bottom as seen in photos.


LL168 - Benitoite $ 2000 (=~ CAN$ 2570)
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL168a.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL168b.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL168c.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL168d.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL168e.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL168f.jpg]

Large, deep blue crystals of Benitoite on a schist matrix with white Natrolite. Large crystals to 2.1 cm on edge that show areas of transparency (therer are some areas of gem rough quality).


LL183 - Lazulite $ 300 (=~ CAN$ 386)
Big Fish River, Yukon, Canada
miniature - 5 x 4 x 2 cm


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Lazulite from Big Fish River, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL183a.jpg] Lazulite from Big Fish River, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL183b.jpg] Lazulite from Big Fish River, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL183d.jpg]

Large, lustrous crystals of deep blue Lazulite, the most well known of the 'Yukon phosphate' minerals found at this locality. Individual crystals are good sized for the locality reaching 1.2cm.


LL155 - Stibnite $ 450 (=~ CAN$ 578)
McLaughlin Mine (Manhattan Mine), Knoxville, Napa Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 6.5 x 6 x 3 cm


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Stibnite from McLaughlin Mine (Manhattan Mine), Knoxville, Napa Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL155a.jpg] Stibnite from McLaughlin Mine (Manhattan Mine), Knoxville, Napa Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL155c.jpg] Stibnite from McLaughlin Mine (Manhattan Mine), Knoxville, Napa Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL155d.jpg] Stibnite from McLaughlin Mine (Manhattan Mine), Knoxville, Napa Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL155e.jpg]

Metallic Stibnite crystals on matrix with white Calcite. An excellent example from this lesser known, defunct locality. The McLaughlin Mine is a former Au-Ag-Pb-Hg-Sb mine discovered 1865 and operated until 1945.


LL162 - Celestite on Sulfur $ 400 (=~ CAN$ 514)
Machów mine, Tarnobrzeg City County, Subcarpathian Voivodeship, Poland
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 4 cm


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Celestite on Sulfur from Machów mine, Tarnobrzeg City County, Subcarpathian Voivodeship, Poland [db_pics/pics/LL162a.jpg] Celestite on Sulfur from Machów mine, Tarnobrzeg City County, Subcarpathian Voivodeship, Poland [db_pics/pics/LL162b.jpg] Celestite on Sulfur from Machów mine, Tarnobrzeg City County, Subcarpathian Voivodeship, Poland [db_pics/pics/LL162c.jpg] Celestite on Sulfur from Machów mine, Tarnobrzeg City County, Subcarpathian Voivodeship, Poland [db_pics/pics/LL162d.jpg]

Highly aesthetic sprays of golden Celestite atop a Sulfur matrix. Translucent to transparent crystals that shoot out in all directions, equally good from any side. There are some broken tips here and there but regardless this is a beauty.


LL153 - Azurite $ 700 (=~ CAN$ 900)
Touissit, Morocco
miniature - 4.8 x 2.8 x 1.2 cm


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Azurite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL153a.jpg] Azurite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL153b.jpg] Azurite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL153c.jpg] Azurite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL153d.jpg] Azurite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL153e.jpg]

Large single Azurite crystal with a small attached crystal that is altering to Malachite. There is also some alteration to Malachite under the surface of the main crystal that gives areas of 'electric' blue color. Fully terminated and complete all around. There is one chipped area on the side with the small attached crystal (though most of what you see in the third photo is natural etched growth), otherwise it's undamaged. Comes with an old Geary Murdock collection label.

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