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LL186 - Edingtonite $ 225
Ice River Alkaline Complex, Golden Mining Division, British Columbia, Canada
miniature - 5 x 4.8 x 3 cm


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Edingtonite from Ice River Alkaline Complex, Golden Mining Division, British Columbia, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL186a.jpg] Edingtonite from Ice River Alkaline Complex, Golden Mining Division, British Columbia, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL186b.jpg] Edingtonite from Ice River Alkaline Complex, Golden Mining Division, British Columbia, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL186c.jpg] Edingtonite from Ice River Alkaline Complex, Golden Mining Division, British Columbia, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL186d.jpg] Edingtonite from Ice River Alkaline Complex, Golden Mining Division, British Columbia, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL186e.jpg]

White Edingtonite crystals to 3-4mm long in areas on Calcite crystals. Edingtonite is a rare member of the zeolite group and this locality has produced some of the world's best for the species. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection and comes with an old Al McGuinness label.


LL241 - Enargite on Barite $ 200
Butte, Silver Bow Co. Montana, USA
thumbnail - 1.4 x 1 x 1 cm


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Enargite on Barite from Butte, Silver Bow Co. Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/LL241a.jpg] Enargite on Barite from Butte, Silver Bow Co. Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/LL241b.jpg] Enargite on Barite from Butte, Silver Bow Co. Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/LL241f.jpg] Enargite on Barite from Butte, Silver Bow Co. Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/LL241g.jpg] Enargite on Barite from Butte, Silver Bow Co. Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/LL241i.jpg]

Small but very cute specimen featuring a 1.1cm double-terminated Enargite crystal attached to a translucent Barite crystal. Undamaged floater complete all around.


LL212 - Thaumasite $ 450
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
thumbnail - 1.6 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm


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Thaumasite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/LL212a.jpg] Thaumasite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/LL212b.jpg] Thaumasite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/LL212c.jpg] Thaumasite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/LL212d.jpg]

Double-terminated, transparent yellow Thaumasite crystal. Thaumasite is a rare mineral in the Ettringite group, the best were found at the N'Chwanning. This is an old piece I bought from Clive Queit at the Tucson show about 20 years ago. He had a number of specimen at the time but this was the only double-terminated crystal I've ever seen.


LL196 - Wulfenite on Barite $ 250 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 125
Mibladen, Morocco
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 2.3 cm


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Wulfenite on Barite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL196a.jpg] Wulfenite on Barite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL196b.jpg] Wulfenite on Barite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL196c.jpg] Wulfenite on Barite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL196d.jpg] Wulfenite on Barite from Mibladen, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL196e.jpg]

Orange Wulfenite crystals on pink bladed Barite crystals. Colorful specimen with Wulfenite crystals to 1.5cm. There are additional Wulfenite crystals on the bottom and sides too (not shown in photos).


LL289 - Lawsonite $ 350
Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 5.5 x 3 cm


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Lawsonite from Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL289a.jpg] Lawsonite from Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL289b.jpg] Lawsonite from Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL289c.jpg] Lawsonite from Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL289d.jpg] Lawsonite from Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL289f.jpg]

Crystals of blue Lawsonite in green schist from old finds (1960s) at the type locality for the species. An unusually rich specimen composed of nearly solid Lawsonite. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


LL254 - Herderite on Siderite $ 800
Xanda Mine, Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6.5 x 5 cm


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Herderite on Siderite from Xanda Mine, Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/LL254a.jpg] Herderite on Siderite from Xanda Mine, Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/LL254b.jpg] Herderite on Siderite from Xanda Mine, Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/LL254c.jpg] Herderite on Siderite from Xanda Mine, Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/LL254d.jpg]

Purple Herderite crystals to 2cm atop platy Siderite crystals, all over Albite. Comes with an old Roberts Minerals label.


LL251 - Aquamarine with Apatite $ 3500
Skardu, Pakistan
small cabinet - 8 x 6.5 x 6 cm


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Aquamarine with Apatite from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/LL251a.jpg] Aquamarine with Apatite from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/LL251b.jpg] Aquamarine with Apatite from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/LL251c.jpg] Aquamarine with Apatite from Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/LL251h.jpg]

Cluster of thick blue Aquamarine crystals with a 3cm pink Apatite crystal, along with minor amounts of Muscovite and Quartz crystals.


LL203 - Neptunite $ 650
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 6 x 4.5 cm


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Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL203a.jpg] Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL203c.jpg] Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL203d.jpg]

Numerous glossy black Neptunite crystals on white Natrolite. Thick crystals to over 2cm long.


LL267 - Sylvanite $ 1800
Cripple Creek, Teller Co., Colorado, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 5 x 4.5 cm


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Sylvanite from Cripple Creek, Teller Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/LL267a.jpg] Sylvanite from Cripple Creek, Teller Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/LL267d.jpg] Sylvanite from Cripple Creek, Teller Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/LL267e.jpg] Sylvanite from Cripple Creek, Teller Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/LL267f.jpg] Sylvanite from Cripple Creek, Teller Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/LL267h.jpg]

Silvery metallic Sylvanite on matrix. Main area of Sylvanite is 4.5cm wide. Sylvanite is a rare Silver and Gold Telluride mineral.


LL213 - Wardite $ 70
Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada
thumbnail - 2.7 x 1.7 x 1.1 cm


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Wardite from Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL213a.jpg] Wardite from Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL213b.jpg] Wardite from Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL213c.jpg] Wardite from Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL213d.jpg]

Octahedral crystals of greenish white Wardite crystals on matrix. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


LL206 - Quartz (pseudocubic!) $ 750
Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 8.5 x 6.5 x 4 cm


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Quartz (pseudocubic!) from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/LL206a.jpg] Quartz (pseudocubic!) from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/LL206b.jpg] Quartz (pseudocubic!) from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/LL206c.jpg] Quartz (pseudocubic!) from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/LL206d.jpg]

Cluster of lustrous smoky Quartz crystals (old labels refer to them as 'Crocodile Quartz'), with one crystal of the rare pseudocubic habit. The pseudocubic crystal is 3cm.


LL316 - Malachite $ 300
Concepcion Del Oro, Zacatecas, Mexico
small cabinet - 6 x 6 x 3 cm


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Malachite from Concepcion Del Oro, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL316a.jpg] Malachite from Concepcion Del Oro, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL316b.jpg] Malachite from Concepcion Del Oro, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL316c.jpg] Malachite from Concepcion Del Oro, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL316d.jpg] Malachite from Concepcion Del Oro, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL316e.jpg]

Two masses of rounded Malachite in a Chrysocolla lined vug. The upper Malachite has a perfect spherical form. The Chrysocolla is coating other crystals including some that are Quartz crystals, and possibly other species as well. Old, uncommon Mexican specimen.


LL317 - Rhodochrosite $ 350
Sunnyside Mine, Silverton, Colorado, USA
thumbnail - 3 x 2.2 x 1.7 cm


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Rhodochrosite from Sunnyside Mine, Silverton, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/LL317a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Sunnyside Mine, Silverton, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/LL317b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Sunnyside Mine, Silverton, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/LL317c.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Sunnyside Mine, Silverton, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/LL317d.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Sunnyside Mine, Silverton, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/LL317e.jpg]

Cluster of well formed pink Rhodochrosite crystals. Good undamaged crystals, complete all around.


LL322 - Stibnite $ 300
Baia Sprie, Felsobanya, Romania
small cabinet - 7 x 6.5 x 2 cm


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Stibnite from Baia Sprie, Felsobanya, Romania [db_pics/pics/LL322a.jpg] Stibnite from Baia Sprie, Felsobanya, Romania [db_pics/pics/LL322c.jpg] Stibnite from Baia Sprie, Felsobanya, Romania [db_pics/pics/LL322e.jpg] Stibnite from Baia Sprie, Felsobanya, Romania [db_pics/pics/LL322f.jpg] Stibnite from Baia Sprie, Felsobanya, Romania [db_pics/pics/LL322g.jpg]

Aesthetic spray formation of Stibnite crystals. Highly lustrous metallic crystals in great condition and good on both sides. Ex. Cliff Kruger collection.


LL336 - Amethyst var. Grape Agate $ 350 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 175
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.

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