Selected Specimens

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LL321 - Stilbite $ 150
Kibblehouse Quarry, Perkiomenville, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania, USA
cabinet - 10 x 6 x 2.5 cm


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Stilbite from Kibblehouse Quarry, Perkiomenville, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania, USA [db_pics/pics/LL321a.jpg] Stilbite from Kibblehouse Quarry, Perkiomenville, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania, USA [db_pics/pics/LL321b.jpg] Stilbite from Kibblehouse Quarry, Perkiomenville, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania, USA [db_pics/pics/LL321c.jpg] Stilbite from Kibblehouse Quarry, Perkiomenville, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania, USA [db_pics/pics/LL321e.jpg]

Translucent golden brown crystals of Stilbite on a hornfel matrix. From an old stone quarry well known by Pennsylvania collectors as a source for good zeolites.


LL336 - Amethyst var. Grape Agate $ 200
Mamuju, Sulawesi, Indonesia
small cabinet - 9 x 6.5 x 2.5 cm


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Amethyst var. Grape Agate from Mamuju, Sulawesi, Indonesia [db_pics/pics/LL336a.jpg] Amethyst var. Grape Agate from Mamuju, Sulawesi, Indonesia [db_pics/pics/LL336b.jpg] Amethyst var. Grape Agate from Mamuju, Sulawesi, Indonesia [db_pics/pics/LL336c.jpg] Amethyst var. Grape Agate from Mamuju, Sulawesi, Indonesia [db_pics/pics/LL336d.jpg] Amethyst var. Grape Agate from Mamuju, Sulawesi, Indonesia [db_pics/pics/LL336e.jpg]

Cluster of interconnected spheres of purple Quartz known as Grape Agate. The individual spheres are translucent with a satiny luster. Nothing but spheres all around, purple on the front side with some more greenish spheres on the backside.


LL303 - Magnetite $ 280
Iron Hat Mine, Cadiz, Marble Mountains, San Bernardino Co., California, USA
miniature - 4.2 x 2.5 x 2.2 cm


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Magnetite from Iron Hat Mine, Cadiz, Marble Mountains, San Bernardino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL303a.jpg] Magnetite from Iron Hat Mine, Cadiz, Marble Mountains, San Bernardino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL303b.jpg] Magnetite from Iron Hat Mine, Cadiz, Marble Mountains, San Bernardino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL303c.jpg] Magnetite from Iron Hat Mine, Cadiz, Marble Mountains, San Bernardino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL303d.jpg]

Silvery, metallic Magnetite crystals from an obscure old iron mine in southern California. Largest Magnetite is 2.5cm wide.


LL208 - Scapolite $ 260
Gooderham, Ontario, Canada
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Scapolite from Gooderham, Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL208a.jpg] Scapolite from Gooderham, Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL208b.jpg] Scapolite from Gooderham, Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL208c.jpg] Scapolite from Gooderham, Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL208d.jpg]

Terminated purple Scapolite crystals from Canada. Good translucent crystals, complete all around. Rare specimen, Mindat only shows one crystal from the locality. The first purple Scapolite I've ever had from Canada. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


LL329 - Smithsonite $ 160
Tsumeb, Nambia
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 4.5 cm


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Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Nambia [db_pics/pics/LL329a.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Nambia [db_pics/pics/LL329b.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Nambia [db_pics/pics/LL329c.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Nambia [db_pics/pics/LL329e.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Nambia [db_pics/pics/LL329f.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Nambia [db_pics/pics/LL329g.jpg]

Thick, translucent Smithsonite crystals to 1.7cm in length embedded in a silvery sulphide matrix. Crystals on all sides.


LL320 - Spessartine on Feldspar $ 75
Fano Mine, Riverside Co, Califonia, USA
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Spessartine on Feldspar from Fano Mine, Riverside Co, Califonia, USA [db_pics/pics/LL320a.jpg] Spessartine on Feldspar from Fano Mine, Riverside Co, Califonia, USA [db_pics/pics/LL320b.jpg] Spessartine on Feldspar from Fano Mine, Riverside Co, Califonia, USA [db_pics/pics/LL320c.jpg] Spessartine on Feldspar from Fano Mine, Riverside Co, Califonia, USA [db_pics/pics/LL320d.jpg]

A complete 1cm deep red garnet crystal on white Albite. Sawcut on back side.


D593 - Andradite var. Topazolite $ 250
Yellow Cat Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 7.5 x 4 x 2 cm


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Andradite var. Topazolite from Yellow Cat Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/D593a.jpg] Andradite var. Topazolite from Yellow Cat Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/D593b.jpg] Andradite var. Topazolite from Yellow Cat Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/D593c.jpg]

Lustrous golden colored Topazolite crystals and dark green Clinochlore on matrix. The Topazolite crystals reach 6mm and are bright and lustrous. Found near the Benitoite Gem Mine.


LL195 - Wulfenite $ 150
Mies, Schwarzenbach, Slovenia, former Yugoslavia
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Wulfenite from Mies, Schwarzenbach, Slovenia, former Yugoslavia [db_pics/pics/LL195a.jpg] Wulfenite from Mies, Schwarzenbach, Slovenia, former Yugoslavia [db_pics/pics/LL195b.jpg] Wulfenite from Mies, Schwarzenbach, Slovenia, former Yugoslavia [db_pics/pics/LL195d.jpg] Wulfenite from Mies, Schwarzenbach, Slovenia, former Yugoslavia [db_pics/pics/LL195e.jpg]

A mound of translucent orange Wulfenite crystals on matrix. The crystals are thick and undamaged.


LL260 - Stibnite $ 180
Antimony Peak, Stayton Mining District, San Benito Co., California, USA
cabinet - 13 x 7 x 2.5 cm


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Stibnite from Antimony Peak, Stayton Mining District, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL260a.jpg] Stibnite from Antimony Peak, Stayton Mining District, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL260b.jpg] Stibnite from Antimony Peak, Stayton Mining District, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL260c.jpg] Stibnite from Antimony Peak, Stayton Mining District, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL260f.jpg] Stibnite from Antimony Peak, Stayton Mining District, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL260g.jpg]

Specimen of solid, intergrown crystals of Stibnite. Nothing but bright, metallic silvery crystals on all sides. Rare, hard to find locality Stibnite specimen.


LL315 - Brazilianite $ 3500
Telerio Mine, Mendes Pimental, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 5 x 4.3 x 2.5 cm


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Brazilianite from Telerio Mine, Mendes Pimental, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/LL315a.jpg] Brazilianite from Telerio Mine, Mendes Pimental, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/LL315b.jpg] Brazilianite from Telerio Mine, Mendes Pimental, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/LL315c.jpg] Brazilianite from Telerio Mine, Mendes Pimental, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/LL315d.jpg] Brazilianite from Telerio Mine, Mendes Pimental, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/LL315e.jpg]

Large, complete single Brazilianite crystal. This is a specimen I've owned for about 25 years, purchased long ago from dealer Steve Perry. Steve used to make regular trips to Brazil and was there when this mine was actively producing Brazilianite. This was the biggest, best crystal he found in his trips. There is very minor edge chatter but it's essentially undamaged with good luster, areas of transparency, and the yellow/green color these are known for. Comes with a custom Lucite base.


LL309 - Rhodochrosite after Bivalve $ 200
Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine
small cabinet - 8 x 6.5 x 6 cm


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Rhodochrosite after Bivalve from Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/LL309a.jpg] Rhodochrosite after Bivalve from Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/LL309b.jpg] Rhodochrosite after Bivalve from Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/LL309c.jpg] Rhodochrosite after Bivalve from Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/LL309d.jpg] Rhodochrosite after Bivalve from Kertch, Crimea, Ukraine [db_pics/pics/LL309e.jpg]

A fossil bivalve shell that has been completely replaced by translucent pink Rhodochrosite. The shell is wonderfully preserved with both sides present and visible. One end has been cut to reveal the inside. The old iron mine where these were found is long closed and these are no longer being found.


LL312 - Hemimorphite $ 600
Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico
cabinet - 11.5 x 8 x 5.5 cm


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Hemimorphite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL312a.jpg] Hemimorphite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL312b.jpg] Hemimorphite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL312e.jpg] Hemimorphite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL312f.jpg]

Large open vug with white Hemimorphite crystals. The main cluster is an incredible 4.5cm wide fan-shaped formation. An unusual and distinct example of a fairly common mineral. If you've wanted a good Mexican Hemimorphite but think they all look the same, this one is for you.


LL342 - Fluorite on Muscovite $ 9500
Chumar Bakhoor, Nagar District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
cabinet - 12 x 9.5 x 6 cm


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Fluorite on Muscovite from Chumar Bakhoor, Nagar District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/LL342a.jpg] Fluorite on Muscovite from Chumar Bakhoor, Nagar District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/LL342b.jpg] Fluorite on Muscovite from Chumar Bakhoor, Nagar District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/LL342c.jpg] Fluorite on Muscovite from Chumar Bakhoor, Nagar District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/LL342d.jpg] Fluorite on Muscovite from Chumar Bakhoor, Nagar District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/LL342g.jpg] Fluorite on Muscovite from Chumar Bakhoor, Nagar District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/LL342h.jpg]

Large 6cm octahedral pink Fluorite on Muscovite. A superb example from a locality that came to fame for it's Aquamarine, but more recently has produced fine pink Fluorite specimens. The main crystal is highly transparent and there are additional small Fluorites in the Muscovite and a white Feldspar crystal.


LL310 - Garnet $ 200
Ely, White Pine Co., Nevada, USA
thumbnail - 3 x 2.7 x 2 cm


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Garnet from Ely, White Pine Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL310a.jpg] Garnet from Ely, White Pine Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL310b.jpg] Garnet from Ely, White Pine Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL310d.jpg] Garnet from Ely, White Pine Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL310e.jpg]

Red garnets in Quartz. Main crystal is elongated and 1.6cm in length. Note that this is not from Garnet Hill locality where prolific amounts of Almandine occur in a pink Rhyolite matrix. From an old collection, the locality was only given as Ely.


LL331 - Limonite after Pyrite $ 75
Pelican Point, Utah Co., Utah, USA
thumbnail - 2.2 x 2 x 2 cm


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Limonite after Pyrite from Pelican Point, Utah Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/LL331a.jpg] Limonite after Pyrite from Pelican Point, Utah Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/LL331b.jpg] Limonite after Pyrite from Pelican Point, Utah Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/LL331c.jpg] Limonite after Pyrite from Pelican Point, Utah Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/LL331d.jpg]

Fine quality, complete pseudomorph of Limonite after Pyrite. Striations on the surface from the original Pyrite are evident. From the Judy & Chris Cook pseudomorph collection.
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97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108
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