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LL491 - Fluorite on Creedite $ 280
Mina Navidad, Rodeo, Durango, Mexico
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 3 cm


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Fluorite on Creedite from Mina Navidad, Rodeo, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL491a.jpg] Fluorite on Creedite from Mina Navidad, Rodeo, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL491b.jpg] Fluorite on Creedite from Mina Navidad, Rodeo, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL491d.jpg] Fluorite on Creedite from Mina Navidad, Rodeo, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL491e.jpg]

Blue/green Fluorite attached to a complete sphereical cluster or orange Creedite crystals. Ex. Bob Reynolds collection.


LL495 - Amethyst $ 280
Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico
miniature - 4.2 x 3 x 2 cm


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Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL495a.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL495b.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL495c.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL495d.jpg]

Exquisite, glassy purple Amethyst crystals attached to a small bit of Epidote covered matrix. Main crystal is double-terminated. Undamaged. Ex. Bob Reynolds collection.


LL490 - Topaz $ 400
Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 3.4 x 0.8 x 0.6 cm


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Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/LL490a.jpg] Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/LL490b.jpg] Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/LL490c.jpg] Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/LL490e.jpg]

Gem quality single Topaz crystal. Complete and undamaged. Rare to find these without internal fracturing as many are cut for gemstones. Ex. Bob Reynolds collection.


LL681 - Clinoclase $ 1800
Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA
large cabinet - 18 x 9 x 5 cm


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Clinoclase from Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL681a.jpg] Clinoclase from Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL681b.jpg] Clinoclase from Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL681c.jpg] Clinoclase from Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL681d.jpg] Clinoclase from Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL681e.jpg]

Large and impressive specimen of Clinoclase from the now defunct Majuba Hill Mine. Deep blue, lustrous crystals cover much of the front display face. Sawcut on back and base. This is the largest, richest good Clinoclase I've seen from Majuba.


LL541 - Almandine $ 600
Garnet Hill, Ely, White Pine Co., Nevada, USA
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 2.2 cm


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Almandine from Garnet Hill, Ely, White Pine Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL541a.jpg] Almandine from Garnet Hill, Ely, White Pine Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL541b.jpg] Almandine from Garnet Hill, Ely, White Pine Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL541c.jpg] Almandine from Garnet Hill, Ely, White Pine Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL541d.jpg]

Large 1.8cm Almandine crystal on pink Rhyolite. An especially good example for this occurrence, probably the best I've seen. Undamaged.


LL543 - Aquamarine $ 450
Dara Pech, Kunar, Afghanistan
thumbnail - 2.9 x 2.4 x 1.5 cm


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Aquamarine from Dara Pech, Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/LL543a.jpg] Aquamarine from Dara Pech, Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/LL543b.jpg] Aquamarine from Dara Pech, Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/LL543c.jpg] Aquamarine from Dara Pech, Kunar, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/LL543d.jpg]

Uncommon tabular Aquamarine crystal on a small amount of Albite matrix. The Aqua is exceptionally glassy, transparent, and complete all around. Undamaged.


LL484 - Ettringite $ 300
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 1.8 cm


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Ettringite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/LL484a.jpg] Ettringite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/LL484b.jpg] Ettringite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/LL484c.jpg] Ettringite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/LL484d.jpg]

Intergrown group of lemon yellow Ettringite crystals. Main crystal is double-terminated and thick at 1.7 x 1.5 cm. There is also a small metallic black tabular cryst sticking out one side, possibly Hematite.


LL492 - Afghanite $ 250
Sar-e-Sang, Badakhshan, Afghanistan
miniature - 4 x 2 x 2 cm


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Afghanite from Sar-e-Sang, Badakhshan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/LL492a.jpg] Afghanite from Sar-e-Sang, Badakhshan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/LL492b.jpg] Afghanite from Sar-e-Sang, Badakhshan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/LL492c.jpg] Afghanite from Sar-e-Sang, Badakhshan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/LL492d.jpg]

Translucent blue Afghanite crystals in a Calcite and Pyrite rich matrix. 


LL537 - Rhodonite $ 450
San Martin Mine, Chiurucu, Huanuco, Peru
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm


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Rhodonite from San Martin Mine, Chiurucu, Huanuco, Peru [db_pics/pics/LL537a.jpg] Rhodonite from San Martin Mine, Chiurucu, Huanuco, Peru [db_pics/pics/LL537b.jpg] Rhodonite from San Martin Mine, Chiurucu, Huanuco, Peru [db_pics/pics/LL537c.jpg] Rhodonite from San Martin Mine, Chiurucu, Huanuco, Peru [db_pics/pics/LL537d.jpg] Rhodonite from San Martin Mine, Chiurucu, Huanuco, Peru [db_pics/pics/LL537e.jpg]

Platy crystal group of deep pink Rhodonite. Good large crystals from a 1989 find. 


LL452 - Azurite with Chrysocolla after Libethenite $ 280
Burra Burra Copper Mine, Mt Lofty Ranges, South Australia, Australia
miniature - 4.5 x 3 x 2 cm


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Azurite with Chrysocolla after Libethenite from Burra Burra Copper Mine, Mt Lofty Ranges, South Australia, Australia [db_pics/pics/LL452a.jpg] Azurite with Chrysocolla after Libethenite from Burra Burra Copper Mine, Mt Lofty Ranges, South Australia, Australia [db_pics/pics/LL452b.jpg] Azurite with Chrysocolla after Libethenite from Burra Burra Copper Mine, Mt Lofty Ranges, South Australia, Australia [db_pics/pics/LL452c.jpg] Azurite with Chrysocolla after Libethenite from Burra Burra Copper Mine, Mt Lofty Ranges, South Australia, Australia [db_pics/pics/LL452d.jpg]

Platy, electric blue crystals of Azurite with pseudomorphs of Chysocolla after Libethenite. Colorful and unusual Azurite specimen.


LL525 - Cobaltian Calcite $ 200
Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer District, Ouarzazate Province, Draa-Tafilalet, Morocco
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Cobaltian Calcite from Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer District, Ouarzazate Province, Draa-Tafilalet, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL525a.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer District, Ouarzazate Province, Draa-Tafilalet, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL525b.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer District, Ouarzazate Province, Draa-Tafilalet, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL525c.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer District, Ouarzazate Province, Draa-Tafilalet, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL525d.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer District, Ouarzazate Province, Draa-Tafilalet, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL525e.jpg]

Translucent pink Cobaltian Calcite crystals. Large crystals to 2cm in size with orange/red phantoms caused by Hematite staining on earlier generations of Calcite.


LL462 - Roselite $ 350
Bou Azzer District, Ouarzazate Province, Draa-Tafilalet, Morocco
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5 x 3 cm


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Roselite from Bou Azzer District, Ouarzazate Province, Draa-Tafilalet, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL462a.jpg] Roselite from Bou Azzer District, Ouarzazate Province, Draa-Tafilalet, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL462b.jpg] Roselite from Bou Azzer District, Ouarzazate Province, Draa-Tafilalet, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL462c.jpg] Roselite from Bou Azzer District, Ouarzazate Province, Draa-Tafilalet, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL462d.jpg]

Translucent deep purple/red Roselite crystals on Calcite crystals. Good coverage of relatively large crystals. Ex. Bob Reynolds collection and comew swtih an old Kristalle label.


LL417 - Ferberite with Fluorite $ 400
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 8 x 5.2 x 3.2 cm


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Ferberite with Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/LL417a.jpg] Ferberite with Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/LL417b.jpg] Ferberite with Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/LL417c.jpg] Ferberite with Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/LL417d.jpg] Ferberite with Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/LL417e.jpg]

Large terminated Ferberite crystal, complete all around. Thick and heavy with a small fluorite cube, Muscovite, and Calcite attached.


LL527 - Magnetite with Orthoclase $ 120
Imilchil, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 0.8 cm


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Magnetite with Orthoclase from Imilchil, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL527a.jpg] Magnetite with Orthoclase from Imilchil, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL527b.jpg] Magnetite with Orthoclase from Imilchil, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL527c.jpg] Magnetite with Orthoclase from Imilchil, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL527d.jpg] Magnetite with Orthoclase from Imilchil, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL527e.jpg]

Tabular crytal group of metallic black Magnetite crystals. Hundreds (?) of small octahedral Magnetite in linear, stacked formation grow together to form an overall tabular specimen. Unusual piece.


LL547 - Quartz var. Herkimer Diamond $ 350
Herkimer, New York, USA
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Quartz var. Herkimer Diamond from Herkimer, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/LL547b.jpg] Quartz var. Herkimer Diamond from Herkimer, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/LL547c.jpg] Quartz var. Herkimer Diamond from Herkimer, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/LL547d.jpg] Quartz var. Herkimer Diamond from Herkimer, New York, USA [db_pics/pics/LL547e.jpg]

Double-terminated, water-clear Quartz crystals. Main crystal is 3.3cm with 3 smaller crystals stacked on top. Undamaged. 

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61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72
73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84
85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96
97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108
109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120
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