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CT608 - Chambersite $ 250
Venice Salt Dome, Lousiana, USA
thumbnail - 0.65 x 0.65 x 0.65 cm


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Chambersite from Venice Salt Dome, Lousiana, USA [db_pics/pics/CT608a.jpg] Chambersite from Venice Salt Dome, Lousiana, USA [db_pics/pics/CT608b.jpg] Chambersite from Venice Salt Dome, Lousiana, USA [db_pics/pics/CT608c.jpg]

Complete tetrahedron of Chambersite, a rare mineral found in salt formations in a small number of localities worldwide. There is damage along one edge, otherwise it's perfect with a great purple color. This locality is on a narrow strip of land that extends out into the Gulf of Mexico to the southeast of New Orleans in an area that was severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina. This crystal was collected by Fred Pough in 1970. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


LL846 - Dioptase on Chrysocolla $ 450
Ray Mine, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 7.3 x 5 x 2 cm


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Dioptase on Chrysocolla from Ray Mine, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL846a.jpg] Dioptase on Chrysocolla from Ray Mine, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL846b.jpg] Dioptase on Chrysocolla from Ray Mine, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL846c.jpg]

Colorful specimen of drusy Dioptase over translucent Chrysocolla atop a black matrix. Old Arizona classic that is now hard to come by. Pristine.


LL883 - Barite $ 350
La Union, Murcia, Cartagena, Spain
cabinet - 13 x 6 x 5.5 cm


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Barite from La Union, Murcia, Cartagena, Spain [db_pics/pics/LL883a.jpg] Barite from La Union, Murcia, Cartagena, Spain [db_pics/pics/LL883b.jpg] Barite from La Union, Murcia, Cartagena, Spain [db_pics/pics/LL883d.jpg] Barite from La Union, Murcia, Cartagena, Spain [db_pics/pics/LL883f.jpg] Barite from La Union, Murcia, Cartagena, Spain [db_pics/pics/LL883g.jpg]

Long, feathery crystal cluster of white Barite. A floater with no points of attachment. Elegant and beautiful specimen. A natural work of art.


LL848 - Olivenite on Quartz $ 1850
Wheal Gorland, St Day, Cornwall, England
miniature - 4.5 x 4.2 x 3.2 cm


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Olivenite on Quartz from Wheal Gorland, St Day, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/LL848a.jpg] Olivenite on Quartz from Wheal Gorland, St Day, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/LL848b.jpg] Olivenite on Quartz from Wheal Gorland, St Day, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/LL848c.jpg] Olivenite on Quartz from Wheal Gorland, St Day, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/LL848d.jpg] Olivenite on Quartz from Wheal Gorland, St Day, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/LL848e.jpg]

Superb quality, lustrous Olivenite crystals grown atop the tips of milky white Quartz crystals. Individual Olivenite crystals reach 5mm in size. Rare, old time material seldom seen available for sale.


LL849 - Adamite $ 2400
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
small cabinet - 8.2 x 5.2 x 4 cm


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Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL849a.jpg] Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL849b.jpg] Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL849c.jpg] Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL849d.jpg]

Glassy white to purple Adamite crystals densely covering a small bit of matrix (it appears to be about 95% solid Adamite). Uncommon in color and form, with many flat lying, double-terminated crystals, the largest 2cm in size. Glassy, lustrous crystals, many transparent terminations. Pristine. Out of the thousands of Mapimi Adamites out there, this one is a rarity. Much better than photos.


LL819 - Wulfenite $ 1800
Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.2 x 0.8 cm


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Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/LL819a.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/LL819b.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/LL819c.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/LL819d.jpg]

Bright orange/red crystals of Red Cloud Wulfenite. The crystals are parallel grown, glassy with the great color that made this mine famous. There are transparent sections in the crystals.  Very trivial edge chipping on one side, essentially pristine.


LL857 - Wardite $ 500
Rapid Creek, Yukon Territory, Canada
miniature - 4.8 x 4.2 x 3 cm


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Wardite from Rapid Creek, Yukon Territory, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL857a.jpg] Wardite from Rapid Creek, Yukon Territory, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL857c.jpg] Wardite from Rapid Creek, Yukon Territory, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL857d.jpg] Wardite from Rapid Creek, Yukon Territory, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL857e.jpg]

Large, sharp octahedral Wardite crystals on matrix. The largest crystal is 1.7cm wide and pristine. This is an old Al Ordway specimen with label.


LL858 - Vanadinite on Goethite $ 1250
Taouz, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
small cabinet - 5.3 x 4.3 x 3.5 cm


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Vanadinite on Goethite from Taouz, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL858a.jpg] Vanadinite on Goethite from Taouz, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL858b.jpg] Vanadinite on Goethite from Taouz, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL858c.jpg] Vanadinite on Goethite from Taouz, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL858d.jpg] Vanadinite on Goethite from Taouz, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL858e.jpg] Vanadinite on Goethite from Taouz, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL858f.jpg] Vanadinite on Goethite from Taouz, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL858.mp4]

Highly sculptural specimen of red Vanadinite crystals grown on a stalactitic formation of black Goethite. Well crystallized all around and amazingly, all the Vanadinite crystals are perfect and complete. Many of the small Vanadinite crystals are TRANSPARENT, which is rare.


LL882 - Axinite with Quartz $ 750
New Melones Reservoir, Calaveras Co., California, USA
cabinet - 10 x 9 x 9 cm


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Axinite with Quartz from New Melones Reservoir, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL882a.jpg] Axinite with Quartz from New Melones Reservoir, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL882b.jpg] Axinite with Quartz from New Melones Reservoir, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL882d.jpg] Axinite with Quartz from New Melones Reservoir, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL882e.jpg] Axinite with Quartz from New Melones Reservoir, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL882f.jpg]

Tall cluster of glassy purple Axinite crystals. The Axinite are grown atop a green matrix with large Quartz crystals on the bottom. This is a specimen that could be trimmed into multiple good pieces.  This is good specimen for a California collector or  someone inclined to trim out a great small cabinet piece.  One of the Quartz has nice inclusions of Axinite crystals, which are cut and sold by the carat by lapidary enthusiasts.


LL837 - Pyromorphite $ 1800
Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China
small cabinet - 8 x 6.5 x 5 cm


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Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LL837a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LL837b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LL837c.jpg] Pyromorphite from Daoping Mine, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LL837d.jpg]

This specimen is loaded with bright, lime green crystals of Pyromorphite, with a central crystal group 3cm wide that spans the entire vug. Translucent green crystals with top color and in near pristine condition.


LL841 - Grossular $ 500
Sierra de Cruces, Sierra Mojada Municipality, Coahuila, Mexico
small cabinet - 6.2 x 6 x 4.5 cm


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Grossular from Sierra de Cruces, Sierra Mojada Municipality, Coahuila, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL841a.jpg] Grossular from Sierra de Cruces, Sierra Mojada Municipality, Coahuila, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL841b.jpg] Grossular from Sierra de Cruces, Sierra Mojada Municipality, Coahuila, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL841c.jpg] Grossular from Sierra de Cruces, Sierra Mojada Municipality, Coahuila, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL841d.jpg]

Large single Grossular crystal with textbook form and good size for the locality (once known as 'Lake Jaco'). It's complete all around (with a contact indentation on the bottom where it was attached to another crystal) with good luster and is translucent with small gemmy areas. These classic large Grossulars were found in the 1960s.


LL875 - Cyanotrichite with Brochantite $ 500
Grandview Mine, Grand Canyon, Coconino Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 6 x 4 cm


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Cyanotrichite with Brochantite from Grandview Mine, Grand Canyon, Coconino Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL875a.jpg] Cyanotrichite with Brochantite from Grandview Mine, Grand Canyon, Coconino Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL875b.jpg] Cyanotrichite with Brochantite from Grandview Mine, Grand Canyon, Coconino Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL875c.jpg] Cyanotrichite with Brochantite from Grandview Mine, Grand Canyon, Coconino Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL875d.jpg] Cyanotrichite with Brochantite from Grandview Mine, Grand Canyon, Coconino Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL875e.jpg] Cyanotrichite with Brochantite from Grandview Mine, Grand Canyon, Coconino Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL875f.jpg]

Beautiful bright blue spherical clusters of Cyanotrichite, dark green Brochantite, and light blue/green Chalcoalumite. Good crystals on all sides of specimen. These specimens are very hard to come by now as the locality is now part of Grand Canyon National Park. This old copper mine began operation in 1892, stopped operation around 1907, and became a part of the national park system in 1940. The specimen is likely over 100 years old!


LL851 - Erythrite $ 1600
Bou Azzer Mine, Ouarzazate Province, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
small cabinet - 6.5 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm


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Erythrite from Bou Azzer Mine, Ouarzazate Province, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL851a.jpg] Erythrite from Bou Azzer Mine, Ouarzazate Province, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL851b.jpg] Erythrite from Bou Azzer Mine, Ouarzazate Province, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL851c.jpg] Erythrite from Bou Azzer Mine, Ouarzazate Province, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL851d.jpg]

Crystals of bright purple Erythrite with individual crystals to 3cm in size. Excellent for the species!


LL844 - Mimetite var. Campylite $ 3500
Dry Gill Mine, Caldbeck, Allerdale, Cumbria, England
small cabinet - 8.3 x 5 x 4 cm


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Mimetite var. Campylite from Dry Gill Mine, Caldbeck, Allerdale, Cumbria, England [db_pics/pics/LL844a.jpg] Mimetite var. Campylite from Dry Gill Mine, Caldbeck, Allerdale, Cumbria, England [db_pics/pics/LL844b.jpg] Mimetite var. Campylite from Dry Gill Mine, Caldbeck, Allerdale, Cumbria, England [db_pics/pics/LL844c.jpg] Mimetite var. Campylite from Dry Gill Mine, Caldbeck, Allerdale, Cumbria, England [db_pics/pics/LL844d.jpg] Mimetite var. Campylite from Dry Gill Mine, Caldbeck, Allerdale, Cumbria, England [db_pics/pics/LL844e.jpg]

Spherical clusters of yellow Mimetite var. Campylite on matrix of Quartz coated by black manganese oxides, which provide a nice contrast to the yellow Campylite. The main crystal is perfect and exceptionally large at 1.5cm wide. An old specimen from early workings at the mine. An antique, hand written label from the Paris Natural History Museum that came with the specimen shows a date of 1906.


LL878 - Selenite on Calcite casts $ 1250
Darwin Mining District, Darwin Hills, Inyo Co., California, USA
cabinet - 15 x 9 x 6.5 cm


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Selenite on Calcite casts from Darwin Mining District, Darwin Hills, Inyo Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL878a.jpg] Selenite on Calcite casts from Darwin Mining District, Darwin Hills, Inyo Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL878b.jpg] Selenite on Calcite casts from Darwin Mining District, Darwin Hills, Inyo Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL878d.jpg] Selenite on Calcite casts from Darwin Mining District, Darwin Hills, Inyo Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL878h.jpg]

Large, transparent colorless Gypsum var. Selenite crystals atop cream-colored Calcite casts. The Calcite has attached and included small crystals of a golden metallic mineral, possibly Pyrite. The largest Selenite is 6.2cm and pristine. An exceptional specimen for the locality. A very artistic and sculptural specimen.

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