Selected Specimens

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LL415 - Brochantite $ 320
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.5 x 1.1 cm


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Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL415a.jpg] Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL415b.jpg] Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL415c.jpg] Brochantite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL415d.jpg]

Cluster of thick, chisel-terminated Brochantite crystals with individual crystals to 8mm tall.


LL470 - Mimetite $ 600
Mt. Bonnie Mine, Grove Hill, Northern Territory, Australia
miniature - 4.2 x 3.2 x 3 cm


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Mimetite from Mt. Bonnie Mine, Grove Hill, Northern Territory, Australia [db_pics/pics/LL470a.jpg] Mimetite from Mt. Bonnie Mine, Grove Hill, Northern Territory, Australia [db_pics/pics/LL470b.jpg] Mimetite from Mt. Bonnie Mine, Grove Hill, Northern Territory, Australia [db_pics/pics/LL470c.jpg] Mimetite from Mt. Bonnie Mine, Grove Hill, Northern Territory, Australia [db_pics/pics/LL470d.jpg]

Hexagonal Mimetite crystals on matrix, the best of which is a 1.5cm complete crystal facing forward for display. Old, now hard to find specimen from a long closed mine. Comes with an old 'The Collector' label.


LL471 - Tremolite $ 400
Norland, Somerville Township, Kawartha Lakes, Ontario, Canada
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm


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Tremolite from Norland, Somerville Township, Kawartha Lakes, Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL471a.jpg] Tremolite from Norland, Somerville Township, Kawartha Lakes, Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL471b.jpg] Tremolite from Norland, Somerville Township, Kawartha Lakes, Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL471c.jpg] Tremolite from Norland, Somerville Township, Kawartha Lakes, Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL471e.jpg]

Large, translucent green crystals of Tremolite, the largest is 2.5cm wide at the termination. Old, rarely seen specimen out of the Robert Reynolds collection.


LL459 - Diopside on Graphite $ 450
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 7.5 x 4.5 x 4 cm


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Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/LL459a.jpg] Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/LL459b.jpg] Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/LL459c.jpg] Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/LL459d.jpg] Diopside on Graphite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/LL459e.jpg]

Large, glassy green crystals of Diopside to 2.7 x 1.5cm all over a matrix of black Graphite. There are good Diopside crystals all over, front, back, top, and bottom. There are also areas with good Graphite crystals.


LL404 - Azurite $ 300
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 8 x 7 x 5 cm


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Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL404a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL404b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL404c.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL404d.jpg]

Thick cluster of Azurite crystals on matrix from the Milpillas Mine. It's not perfect, with some contacting along the edges, but it's priced accordingly and really is a lot of Azurite, a full 4.5cm thick at the base with lots of flash and lustrous faces all over.


LL416 - Copper $ 180
Portage Lake, Keweenaw Peninsula, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA
cabinet - 10 x 7 x 2.5 cm


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Copper from Portage Lake, Keweenaw Peninsula, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/LL416a.jpg] Copper from Portage Lake, Keweenaw Peninsula, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/LL416c.jpg] Copper from Portage Lake, Keweenaw Peninsula, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/LL416e.jpg] Copper from Portage Lake, Keweenaw Peninsula, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/LL416f.jpg]

Nodule of solid Copper from the Keweenaw. A rounded nodule with green patina with one edge cut and polished. Big and heavy, it weighs 1 pound and 4.8 ounces.


K198 - Prehnite $ 350
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 8.5 x 7.5 x 3.5 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K198a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K198b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K198c.jpg]

Large chisel-tipped crystals of yellow/green Prehnite from finds in 2019 at the Merelani Tanzanite mines. An excellent large example of this style with large translucent crystals and minor amounts of attached Graphite.


LL486 - Barite on Calcite $ 450
Elk Creek, Meade Co., South Dakota, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 2 cm


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Barite on Calcite from Elk Creek, Meade Co., South Dakota, USA [db_pics/pics/LL486a.jpg] Barite on Calcite from Elk Creek, Meade Co., South Dakota, USA [db_pics/pics/LL486b.jpg] Barite on Calcite from Elk Creek, Meade Co., South Dakota, USA [db_pics/pics/LL486c.jpg] Barite on Calcite from Elk Creek, Meade Co., South Dakota, USA [db_pics/pics/LL486d.jpg]

Mound of yellow Calcite crystals with an absolute GEM of a Barite crystal, 2cm tall. There is an inconsequential, small chip on the termination that I can only see with magnification, otherwise undamaged. Ex. Bob Reynolds collection.


LL481 - Wulfenite $ 500
Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 2 x 2 x 0.3 cm


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Wulfenite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL481a.jpg] Wulfenite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL481b.jpg] Wulfenite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL481c.jpg]

Transparent, color-zoned 'window pane' style Wulfenite crystal with additional small crystals attached at the base. Highly lustrous, slight edge chipping, good from front or back. There is a small notch along the top edge where another crystal grew. Ex. Bob Reynolds collection.


LL475 - Clinozoisite $ 250
Tormiq, Skardu, Pakistan
miniature - 3.4 x 1.6 x 0.8 cm


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Clinozoisite from Tormiq, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/LL475a.jpg] Clinozoisite from Tormiq, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/LL475b.jpg] Clinozoisite from Tormiq, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/LL475c.jpg]

Cluster of transparent, double-termianted Clinozoisite crystals. Complete all around. Ex. Bob Reynolds collection.


LL493 - Calcite $ 250
Leiping Mine, Leiping, Guiyang Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China
miniature - 5 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Calcite from Leiping Mine, Leiping, Guiyang Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/LL493a.jpg] Calcite from Leiping Mine, Leiping, Guiyang Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/LL493c.jpg] Calcite from Leiping Mine, Leiping, Guiyang Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/LL493e.jpg] Calcite from Leiping Mine, Leiping, Guiyang Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/LL493f.jpg] Calcite from Leiping Mine, Leiping, Guiyang Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/LL493g.jpg]

Double-terminated transparent Calcite crystals with sharp phantoms from Hematite inclusions. There are additional smaller crystals sticking out at right angles from the main crystal. Undamaged. Ex. Bob Reynolds collection.


LL494 - Dioptase $ 450
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 3.3 x 2.8 x 2.2 cm


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Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL494a.jpg] Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL494b.jpg] Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL494c.jpg] Dioptase from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL494e.jpg]

Cluster of large, lustrous emerald-green Dioptase crystals. The main crystal is a large 2.1cm long and 1.1cm thick. There is some peripheral damage that keeps the price way down from the several thousand dollars it would otherwise be. Regardless, it's an impressive specimen. Ex. Bob Reynolds collection.


LL491 - Fluorite on Creedite $ 280
Mina Navidad, Rodeo, Durango, Mexico
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 3 cm


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Fluorite on Creedite from Mina Navidad, Rodeo, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL491a.jpg] Fluorite on Creedite from Mina Navidad, Rodeo, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL491b.jpg] Fluorite on Creedite from Mina Navidad, Rodeo, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL491d.jpg] Fluorite on Creedite from Mina Navidad, Rodeo, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL491e.jpg]

Blue/green Fluorite attached to a complete sphereical cluster or orange Creedite crystals. Ex. Bob Reynolds collection.


LL495 - Amethyst $ 280
Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico
miniature - 4.2 x 3 x 2 cm


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Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL495a.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL495b.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL495c.jpg] Amethyst from Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL495d.jpg]

Exquisite, glassy purple Amethyst crystals attached to a small bit of Epidote covered matrix. Main crystal is double-terminated. Undamaged. Ex. Bob Reynolds collection.


LL490 - Topaz $ 400
Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 3.4 x 0.8 x 0.6 cm


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Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/LL490a.jpg] Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/LL490b.jpg] Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/LL490c.jpg] Topaz from Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/LL490e.jpg]

Gem quality single Topaz crystal. Complete and undamaged. Rare to find these without internal fracturing as many are cut for gemstones. Ex. Bob Reynolds collection.
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