Len Pisciotta Collection III


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LP166 - Bournonite with Quartz $ 450
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
miniature - 3.7 x 3 x 3 cm


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Bournonite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp166a.jpg] Bournonite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp166b.jpg] Bournonite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp166c.jpg] Bournonite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/lp166d.jpg]

Well balanced specimen of silvery metallic Bournonite with Quartz crystals from the Yaogangxian Mine. An aesthetic specimen good from either side. Ex. Len Pisciotta collection, his old label shows a price of $1200.


LP167 - Mimetite after Wulfenite $ 300
San Francisco Mine, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 3 x 2.3 x 0.5 cm


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Mimetite after Wulfenite from San Francisco Mine, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/lp167a.jpg] Mimetite after Wulfenite from San Francisco Mine, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/lp167b.jpg]

Pseudomorph of a single Wulfenite crystal that has been replaced by yellow Mimetite. Ex. Len Pisciotta collection.


LP168 - Ilmenite $ 200
Zagi Mountain, Peshawar District, Pakistan
miniature - 4.3 x 3.6 x 2 cm


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Ilmenite from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/lp168a.jpg] Ilmenite from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/lp168b.jpg] Ilmenite from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/lp168c.jpg]

Cluster of flat, metallic Ilmenite crystals from Zagi Mountian in Pakistan. Individual crystals reach 2cm wide and 3mm thick. A minor amount of Rutile is also present. Ex. Len Pisciotta collection.


LP169 - Ilmenite $ 300
Zagi Mountain, Peshawar District, Pakistan
small cabinet - 5.2 x 4 x 3 cm


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Ilmenite from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/lp169a.jpg] Ilmenite from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/lp169b.jpg] Ilmenite from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/lp169c.jpg]

Cluster of flat, metallic Ilmenite crystals from Zagi Mountian in Pakistan. Individual crystals reach 2.5cm wide and 3mm thick. A minor amount of Rutile is also present. Ex. Len Pisciotta collection.


LP170 - Ilmenite $ 500
Zagi Mountain, Peshawar District, Pakistan
thumbnail - 2.3 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Ilmenite from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/lp170a.jpg] Ilmenite from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/lp170b.jpg] Ilmenite from Zagi Mountain, Peshawar District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/lp170c.jpg]

Cluster of flat, metallic Ilmenite crystals on a small amount of matrix from Zagi Mountian in Pakistan. Superb thumbnail for the species. A minor amount of Rutile is also present. Ex. Len Pisciotta collection.


LP171 - Benitoite $ 850
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
cabinet - 11 x 4.5 x 3 cm


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Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/lp171a.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/lp171b.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/lp171c.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/lp171d.jpg]

Numerous blue Benitoite crystals to 1cm in size on matrix with Neptunite. Ex. Len Pisciotta collection (Len's old label shows a price of $950).


LP172 - Neptunite $ 750
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 8.5 x 6.5 x 3 cm


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Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/lp172a.jpg] Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/lp172b.jpg] Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/lp172c.jpg]

Glossy black Neptunite crystals on a white Natrolite covered matrix. This is an excellent Neptunite with 3 main crystals that are well separated and rise up out of the matrix plus numerous smaller crystals. Ex. Len Pisciotta collection and comes with an old Andy Seibel label.


LP173 - Brazilianite $ 450
Telerio Mine, Mendes Pimental, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 4 x 2.8 x 1.8 cm


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Brazilianite from Telerio Mine, Mendes Pimental, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/lp173a.jpg] Brazilianite from Telerio Mine, Mendes Pimental, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/lp173b.jpg] Brazilianite from Telerio Mine, Mendes Pimental, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/lp173c.jpg]

Large, complete single Brazilianite crystal. Excellent undamaged crystal with good luster, areas of transparency, and the yellow/green color these are known for. Ex. Len Pisciotta collection.


LP174 - Rutile in Quartz $ 350
Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6 x 5.5 cm


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Rutile in Quartz from Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/lp174a.jpg] Rutile in Quartz from Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/lp174b.jpg] Rutile in Quartz from Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/lp174c.jpg] Rutile in Quartz from Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/lp174d.jpg]

Glassy, transparent smokey Quartz crystals with inclusions of golden, hair-like Rutile. This is a fine quality cluster in excellent condition with high luster. Ex. Len Pisciotta collection.


LP175 - Chrysoberyl $ 1800
Espirito Santo, Brazil
miniature - 4 x 2.7 x 2.5 cm


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Chrysoberyl from Espirito Santo, Brazil [db_pics/pics/lp175a.jpg] Chrysoberyl from Espirito Santo, Brazil [db_pics/pics/lp175b.jpg] Chrysoberyl from Espirito Santo, Brazil [db_pics/pics/lp175c.jpg] Chrysoberyl from Espirito Santo, Brazil [db_pics/pics/lp175d.jpg]

Partial sixling of golden Chrysoberyl from Espirito Santo, Brazil. There are big gem zones in the tip of the largest crystal. This is an older specimen that has a couple old collection numbers attached to the bottom. Ex. Len Pisciotta collection (his old label shows a price of $2,300), an comes with an old Al McGuinness label.


LP176 - Dioptase $ 270
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 4.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


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Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/lp176a.jpg] Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/lp176b.jpg] Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/lp176c.jpg] Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/lp176d.jpg]

Highly lustrous Dioptase crystals over tiny Calcite crystals from Tsumeb. Individual crystals reach 1.3cm long. Ex. Len Pisciotta collection.


LP177 - Calcite on Amethyst $ 280
Zacatecas, Mexico
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4 x 3 cm


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Calcite on Amethyst from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/lp177a.jpg] Calcite on Amethyst from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/lp177b.jpg] Calcite on Amethyst from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/lp177c.jpg]

A large white Calcite crystal attached to a layer of solid Amethyst crystals. This is a really lovely old specimen with a complete 4cm wide Calcite crystal. The Amethyst is crystallized on both sides. Ex. Len Pisciotta collection.


LP178 - Benitoite $ 500
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 7.5 x 4.5 x 3 cm


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Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/lp178a.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/lp178b.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/lp178c.jpg]

Nine blue Benitoite crystals to 1.8cm in size on a Natrolite covered matrix. Ex. Len Pisciotta collection (Len's old label shows a price of $650).


LP179 - Calcite on Fluorite $ 350
Moscona Mine, Villabona mining area, Asturias, Spain
cabinet - 10.5 x 8 x 5.5 cm


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Calcite on Fluorite from Moscona Mine, Villabona mining area, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/lp179a.jpg] Calcite on Fluorite from Moscona Mine, Villabona mining area, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/lp179b.jpg] Calcite on Fluorite from Moscona Mine, Villabona mining area, Asturias, Spain [db_pics/pics/lp179c.jpg]

Beautiful large display specimen of white Calcite crystals over transparent yellow Fluorite. There are two generations of Calcite and it's technicaly a flaoter as the smaller, later generation of Calcite crystals are present on the back of the specimen too. Undamaged. Ex. Len Pisciotta collection (Len's old label shows a price of $550).


MK925 - Natrolite $ 120
Chimney Rock Quarry (Bound Brook Quarry), Somerset Co., New Jersey, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 1.8 x 1.3 cm


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Natrolite from Chimney Rock Quarry (Bound Brook Quarry), Somerset Co., New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/mk925a.jpg] Natrolite from Chimney Rock Quarry (Bound Brook Quarry), Somerset Co., New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/mk925b.jpg] Natrolite from Chimney Rock Quarry (Bound Brook Quarry), Somerset Co., New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/mk925c.jpg]

Cluster of terminated Natrolite crystals from the well known Bound Brook locality. These are internally translucent to transparent crystals with some small crystals and surface coatings on the sides. Old material from the classic USA locality that produced what are considered some of the world's best Natrolites. Ex. Len Pisciotta collection, ex Chuck Trantham #138 with Chuck's old label.
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