Selected Specimens

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LL460 - Spinel $ 500
Twin Lakes Limestone deposit, Lower Twin Lake, Twin Lakes, Fresno Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5.2 x 3 cm


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Spinel from Twin Lakes Limestone deposit, Lower Twin Lake, Twin Lakes, Fresno Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL460a.jpg] Spinel from Twin Lakes Limestone deposit, Lower Twin Lake, Twin Lakes, Fresno Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL460b.jpg] Spinel from Twin Lakes Limestone deposit, Lower Twin Lake, Twin Lakes, Fresno Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL460d.jpg]

Well formed, translucent octahedrons of blue Spinel to 7mm in size associated with brown Pargasite crystals. Sawcut on back. Collected by Chuck Trantham and Al McGuinness in 1986. Chuck's label indicates locality as 'Locality 2, Twin Lakes area, Fresno Co., California, USA'.


LL468 - Grossular $ 80
Vilyui River Basin, Mirninsky District, Yakutia, Russia
miniature - 3.4 x 3 x 1.8 cm


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Grossular from Vilyui River Basin, Mirninsky District, Yakutia, Russia [db_pics/pics/LL468a.jpg] Grossular from Vilyui River Basin, Mirninsky District, Yakutia, Russia [db_pics/pics/LL468b.jpg] Grossular from Vilyui River Basin, Mirninsky District, Yakutia, Russia [db_pics/pics/LL468c.jpg] Grossular from Vilyui River Basin, Mirninsky District, Yakutia, Russia [db_pics/pics/LL468d.jpg]

Glassy and lustrous cluster of Grossular crystals. The top crystals have an odd, intergrown form. It's mostly a translucent gold color with some areas that are whitish/green and opaque. From the type locality for the species.


LL418 - Malachite $ 125
Katanga, Congo (DRC)
small cabinet - 7.3 x 6 x 0.6 cm


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Malachite from Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/LL418a.jpg] Malachite from Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/LL418b.jpg] Malachite from Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/LL418d.jpg]

Cut and polished slice of a Malachite stalactite with great color banding. Good polsih on both sides.


LL359 - Amethyst $ 125
Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico
miniature - 5 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL359a.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL359b.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL359c.jpg]

Undamaged cluster of transparent, purple Amethyst crystals. Ex. Cliff Krueger, Chuck Trantham collections.


LL513 - Acanthite $ 350
Reyes Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.6 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Acanthite from Reyes Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL513a.jpg] Acanthite from Reyes Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL513b.jpg] Acanthite from Reyes Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL513c.jpg] Acanthite from Reyes Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL513d.jpg] Acanthite from Reyes Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL513e.jpg]

Cubic, stepped crystal cluster of Acanthite, a Silver sulfide mineral famous from this mine. Undamaged and complete all around. Ex. Bob Reynolds collection.


LL489 - Whiteite $ 300
Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2 x 1.8 cm


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Whiteite from Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL489a.jpg] Whiteite from Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL489b.jpg] Whiteite from Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL489c.jpg] Whiteite from Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL489d.jpg]

Large, blocky single Whiteite crystal with a smaller crystal intergrown. Complete all around and undamaged. This is the best locality for this rare species and this is an excellent, large example. Ex. Bob Reynolds collection.


LL1100 - Morganite, Schorl, Spessartine $ 750
Little 3 Mine, Ramona, San Diego Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5.5 x 4.5 cm


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Morganite, Schorl, Spessartine from Little 3 Mine, Ramona, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL1100a.jpg] Morganite, Schorl, Spessartine from Little 3 Mine, Ramona, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL1100b.jpg] Morganite, Schorl, Spessartine from Little 3 Mine, Ramona, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL1100c.jpg]

A mound of white Albite crystals hosting a 3cm elongated Morganite crystal, a thick 3.5cm Schorl, and an 8mm Spessartine. The Spessartine grew between two crystals and has a couple flat sides, but it is gemmy with that famous citrus orange color. The Morganite has been reattached to the matrix. A classic combination specimen for this mine. Ex. Bob Reynolds collection.


LL482 - Copper in Calcite $ 450
Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA
thumbnail - 2.6 x 2.5 x 2.3 cm


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Copper in Calcite from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/LL482a.jpg] Copper in Calcite from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/LL482b.jpg] Copper in Calcite from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/LL482c.jpg] Copper in Calcite from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/LL482d.jpg] Copper in Calcite from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/LL482e.jpg] Copper in Calcite from Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/LL482.mp4]

Gem-like double-terminated Calcite crystal with attached and included Copper. The crystal is 1.7cm wide and undamaged. You can see right thought it to the matrix. There are smaller Calcite crystals present too. Ex. Bob Reynolds collection.


LL594 - Fairfieldite $ 1500
Foote Lithia Mine, King's Mountain, North Carolina, USA
cabinet - 14 x 7.5 x 5.5 cm


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Fairfieldite from Foote Lithia Mine, King's Mountain, North Carolina, USA [db_pics/pics/LL594a.jpg] Fairfieldite from Foote Lithia Mine, King's Mountain, North Carolina, USA [db_pics/pics/LL594b.jpg] Fairfieldite from Foote Lithia Mine, King's Mountain, North Carolina, USA [db_pics/pics/LL594c.jpg] Fairfieldite from Foote Lithia Mine, King's Mountain, North Carolina, USA [db_pics/pics/LL594d.jpg]

Large specimen with a flat front display face loaded with Fairfieldite crystals to about 8mm. Fairfieldite is a rare phosphate mineral and when you can find one, they are usually small thumbnail sized specimens. This is a magnificent large display piece for the species. Ex. Bob Reynolds collection.


LL540 - Vanadinite $ 350
Old Yuma Mine, Pima Co., Arizona, USA
miniature - 3.8 x 3 x 1.8 cm


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Vanadinite from Old Yuma Mine, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL540a.jpg] Vanadinite from Old Yuma Mine, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL540b.jpg] Vanadinite from Old Yuma Mine, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL540c.jpg] Vanadinite from Old Yuma Mine, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL540d.jpg] Vanadinite from Old Yuma Mine, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL540e.jpg]

Cluster of large orange and red Vanadinite crystals partially coated by white Calcite. A floater with no points of attachment and large, hoppered crystals with intricate growth patterns. Undamaged. Ex. Bob Reynolds collection.


LL515 - Barite $ 150
Palos Verdes Peninsula, California, USA
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


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Barite from Palos Verdes Peninsula, California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL515a.jpg] Barite from Palos Verdes Peninsula, California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL515b.jpg] Barite from Palos Verdes Peninsula, California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL515c.jpg] Barite from Palos Verdes Peninsula, California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL515d.jpg]

Cluster of well formed Barite crystals from a well known southern California locality. Translucent to transparent crystals forming an excellent thumbnail sized specimen. Undamaged except along the bottom edges. Ex. Bob Reynolds collection.


LL545 - Wulfenite $ 180
Harrington-Hickory Mine, Topache Peak, Beaver Co., Utah, USA
thumbnail - 2.7 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Wulfenite from Harrington-Hickory Mine, Topache Peak, Beaver Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/LL545a.jpg] Wulfenite from Harrington-Hickory Mine, Topache Peak, Beaver Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/LL545b.jpg] Wulfenite from Harrington-Hickory Mine, Topache Peak, Beaver Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/LL545d.jpg] Wulfenite from Harrington-Hickory Mine, Topache Peak, Beaver Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/LL545f.jpg]

Lustrous, transparent to translucent, orange wulfenite 'window pane' crystals to 11mm on matrix. The wulfenites have beveled edges, luster, and good color. Ex. Bob Reynolds collection.


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.
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