Selected Specimens

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LL862 - Veszelyite $ 400
Dongchuan, Kunming, Yunnan, China
small cabinet - 5.5 x 2.7 x 2.5 cm


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Veszelyite from Dongchuan, Kunming, Yunnan, China [db_pics/pics/LL862a.jpg] Veszelyite from Dongchuan, Kunming, Yunnan, China [db_pics/pics/LL862b.jpg] Veszelyite from Dongchuan, Kunming, Yunnan, China [db_pics/pics/LL862c.jpg] Veszelyite from Dongchuan, Kunming, Yunnan, China [db_pics/pics/LL862d.jpg]

Veszelyite from ANYWHERE are rare and desireable. This recently mined specimen features a number of crystal groups of vivid blue Veszelyite to 7mm in size on matrix. 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.).


LL876 - Wulfenite $ 500
Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona
thumbnail - 3 x 2.2 x 1.8 cm


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Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/LL876a.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/LL876b.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/LL876c.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/LL876d.jpg]

Cluster of Red Cloud Wulfenite with crystals to 1.7cm. The crystals are glassy with areas of transparency and the great color that made this mine famous.


LL881 - Dioptase $ 1250
Ray Mine, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
cabinet - 13 x 8.5 x 4 cm


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Dioptase from Ray Mine, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL881a.jpg] Dioptase from Ray Mine, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL881b.jpg] Dioptase from Ray Mine, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL881c.jpg] Dioptase from Ray Mine, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL881d.jpg] Dioptase from Ray Mine, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL881e.jpg]

Beautiful large specimen of Dioptase on drusy Quartz over Chrysocolla and Malachite. This looks like something out of Africa rather than the USA, but it's old Arizona material with large isolated Dioptase crystals to 7mm in size. A big and colorful Arizona classic that will add pop to a mineral case.


LL865 - Descloizite $ 350
Berg Aukas, Grootfontein, Namibia
small cabinet - 6.5 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Descloizite from Berg Aukas, Grootfontein, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL865a.jpg] Descloizite from Berg Aukas, Grootfontein, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL865b.jpg] Descloizite from Berg Aukas, Grootfontein, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL865c.jpg] Descloizite from Berg Aukas, Grootfontein, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL865d.jpg]

Well defined, spikey 'spear point' Descloizite crystals covering a thin matrix. The central star cluster displays crystals sticking out in all directions and rainbow iridescence. Undamaged with much more character than most.


LL850 - Mimetite $ 950
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
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
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.


LL846 - Dioptase on Chrysocolla $ 450
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.


LL883 - Barite $ 350
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
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.


LL849 - Adamite $ 2400
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
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
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
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] Vanadinite on Goethite from Taouz, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL858.mp4]

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.


LL882 - Axinite with Quartz $ 750
New Melones Reservoir, Calaveras Co., California, USA
cabinet - 10 x 9 x 9 cm


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Axinite with Quartz from New Melones Reservoir, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL882a.jpg] Axinite with Quartz from New Melones Reservoir, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL882b.jpg] Axinite with Quartz from New Melones Reservoir, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL882d.jpg] Axinite with Quartz from New Melones Reservoir, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL882e.jpg] Axinite with Quartz from New Melones Reservoir, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL882f.jpg]

Tall cluster of glassy purple Axinite crystals. The Axinite are grown atop a green matrix with large Quartz crystals on the bottom. This is a specimen that could be trimmed into multiple good pieces.  This is good specimen for a California collector or  someone inclined to trim out a great small cabinet piece.  One of the Quartz has nice inclusions of Axinite crystals, which are cut and sold by the carat by lapidary enthusiasts.

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