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LL1101 - Tourmaline on Albite $ 1500
Little 3 Mine, Ramona, San Diego Co., California, USA
cabinet - 10.5 x 8 x 7 cm


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Tourmaline on Albite from Little 3 Mine, Ramona, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL1101a.jpg] Tourmaline on Albite from Little 3 Mine, Ramona, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL1101b.jpg] Tourmaline on Albite from Little 3 Mine, Ramona, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL1101c.jpg] Tourmaline on Albite from Little 3 Mine, Ramona, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL1101d.jpg]

Large rounded mound of white Albite crystals hosting a 2 green Tourmaline crystals and a Quartz crystal. Both Tourmaline show good transparency. The smaller Tourmaline has 1 repair. Ex. Bob Reynolds collection.


LL585 - Chalcophyllite $ 750
Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA
cabinet - 11 x 7 x 4.5 cm


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Chalcophyllite from Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL585a.jpg] Chalcophyllite from Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL585b.jpg] Chalcophyllite from Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL585d.jpg] Chalcophyllite from Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL585e.jpg] Chalcophyllite from Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL585f.jpg] Chalcophyllite from Copper Stope, Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL585g.jpg]

Platy green crystals are abundantly scattered in various areas over this uncommonly large Majuba Hill specimen. Chalcophyllite is an uncommon copper arsenate mineral and some of the world's best were found at this mine. This is a good large example. Ex. Bob Reynolds collection.


LL590 - Creedite $ 1250
Liberty Mine, Tonopah, Nye Co., Nevada, USA
cabinet - 12.5 x 10.5 x 4.5 cm


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Creedite from Liberty Mine, Tonopah, Nye Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL590a.jpg] Creedite from Liberty Mine, Tonopah, Nye Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL590b.jpg] Creedite from Liberty Mine, Tonopah, Nye Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL590c.jpg] Creedite from Liberty Mine, Tonopah, Nye Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL590d.jpg]

Large flat specimen of purple Creedite from a seldom seen locality. Loaded with crystals, there is one contact where the opposing wall rock pinched in on the pocket, otherwise it's generally nothing but good crystals all over the front face. Comes with an old hand written letter from Jim Minette who sold this to Bob for $250 long ago. Ex. Bob Reynolds collection.


LL569 - Neptunite $ 280
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 2.7 x 1.3 x 1.3 cm


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Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL569c.jpg] Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL569d.jpg] Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL569e.jpg] Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL569f.jpg]

An unusually stout, lustrous Neptunite specimen. A large, partially double-terminated crystal with glossy surface luster sits atop a smaller partial crystal. It's rare to find them like this.


LL561 - Benitoite with Neptunite $ 280
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.3 x 2 cm


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Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL561a.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL561b.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL561c.jpg]

Classic combination of blue Benitoite and black Neptunite crystals on schist matrix with white Natrolite. The Neptunite is well terminated and the Benitoite has smooth lustrous faces and gem zones.


LL564 - Benitoite $ 250
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
miniature - 3.2 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL564a.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL564b.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL564c.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL564d.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL564e.jpg]

Classic blue Benitoite crystal rising up off a schist matrix with white Natrolite. The Benitoite is 1.3cm wide and there are also two additional small Benitoites present.


LL557 - Benitoite with Neptunite $ 350
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 2.3 cm


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Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL557a.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL557b.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL557c.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL557e.jpg]

Blue Benitoite crystals 1.1cm on schist matrix with white Natrolite and black Neptunite crystals.


LL558 - Neptunite $ 350
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
miniature - 3.7 x 2.5 x 2.3 cm


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Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL558a.jpg] Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL558b.jpg] Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL558d.jpg]

Lustrous black 2.9cm Neptunite crystal on schist matrix with white Natrolite. The Neptunite crystal is double-terminated and undamaged.


LL565 - Benitoite with Neptunite $ 290
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 2.6 x 2 x 1.7 cm


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Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL565a.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL565b.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL565c.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL565d.jpg]

Two blue Benitoite crystals rising up off a schist matrix with white Natrolite and small Neptunite crystals. The Benitoite crystals reach 1.1cm in size.


LL580 - Benitoite $ 220
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm


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Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL580a.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL580b.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL580c.jpg]

Four blue Benitoite crystals to 8mm on a schist matrix with white Natrolite. The Benitoite deep blue color and some trnasparency.


LL605 - Barite $ 3500
Frizington, Cumbria, England
cabinet - 13 x 9 x 8 cm


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Barite from Frizington, Cumbria, England [db_pics/pics/LL605a.jpg] Barite from Frizington, Cumbria, England [db_pics/pics/LL605b.jpg] Barite from Frizington, Cumbria, England [db_pics/pics/LL605c.jpg] Barite from Frizington, Cumbria, England [db_pics/pics/LL605d.jpg]

Superb glassy partly transparent and gemmy blue barite crystal, 9.5cm tall and 1.6cm thick, attached to a second large Barite crystals on Hematite matrix. The Barite crystals have some red colouration due to hematite staining. This is an old English classic likely mined in the 1800s. There are a couple very minimal edge chips, otherwise undamaged and complete. Ex. Bob Reynolds collection #0293.


LL607 - Barite $ 900
Herja Mine, Chiuzbaia, Baia Mare, Maramureș Co., Romania
cabinet - 10.5 x 8 x 8 cm


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Barite from Herja Mine, Chiuzbaia, Baia Mare, Maramureș Co., Romania [db_pics/pics/LL607a.jpg] Barite from Herja Mine, Chiuzbaia, Baia Mare, Maramureș Co., Romania [db_pics/pics/LL607b.jpg] Barite from Herja Mine, Chiuzbaia, Baia Mare, Maramureș Co., Romania [db_pics/pics/LL607c.jpg] Barite from Herja Mine, Chiuzbaia, Baia Mare, Maramureș Co., Romania [db_pics/pics/LL607d.jpg]

Highly glassy, lustrous blue Barite crystals on matrix. The Barite crystals reach 3cm in size and are in great condition with very minimal chipping. The crystals wrap around to the backside too. Ex. Bob Reynolds collection #0314.


LL548 - Acanthite $ 400
Rayas Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Acanthite from Rayas Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL548a.jpg] Acanthite from Rayas Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL548b.jpg] Acanthite from Rayas Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL548c.jpg] Acanthite from Rayas Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL548d.jpg] Acanthite from Rayas Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL548e.jpg]

Sculptural cluster of Acanthite crystals rising up off matrix. Undamaged and displays well from any angle. Ex. Bob Reynolds collection.


LL210 - Gormanite $ 125
Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada
miniature - 4.5 x 3 x 1.5 cm


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Gormanite from Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL210a.jpg] Gormanite from Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL210b.jpg] Gormanite from Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL210c.jpg]

Radial crystals cluster of green Gormanite 1.5cm in diameter. Gormanite is an uncommon phosphate mineral that was sometimes found at this locality. Ex. Bob Reynolds collection.


LL608 - Barite with Sphalerite $ 900
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA
cabinet - 11.5 x 9 x 9 cm


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Barite with Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/LL608a.jpg] Barite with Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/LL608b.jpg] Barite with Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/LL608c.jpg] Barite with Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/LL608d.jpg] Barite with Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/LL608e.jpg] Barite with Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA [db_pics/pics/LL608g.jpg]

Spherical cluster of white Barite on a narrow strip of Dolstone matrix. Hemispherical masses of Barite like this were common enough from Elmwood, but I've never before seen such a complete sphere. The Barite sphere is 9cm in size and is intergrown with small Sphalerite and yellow Calcite crystals. Unusual and undamaged with Sphalerite crystals attached to the matrix. Ex. Bob Reynolds collection #0278.
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