Selected Specimens

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LL938 - Pyromorphite $ 550
Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho, USA
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 1.5 cm


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Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/LL938a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/LL938b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/LL938c.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/LL938d.jpg]

Lustrous Pyromorphite crystals that grade from an orange at the base up to larger green crystals at the top. Fine and undamaged. Ex. Jon Sigerman, John Ydren collections.


LL937 - Azurite, Malachite after Azurite $ 2500
Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France
small cabinet - 8.5 x 6 x 5 cm


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Azurite, Malachite after Azurite from Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/LL937a.jpg] Azurite, Malachite after Azurite from Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/LL937b.jpg] Azurite, Malachite after Azurite from Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/LL937c.jpg] Azurite, Malachite after Azurite from Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/LL937d.jpg] Azurite, Malachite after Azurite from Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/LL937g.jpg] Azurite, Malachite after Azurite from Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/LL937h.jpg] Azurite, Malachite after Azurite from Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/LL937i.jpg]

Deep blue Azurite and green Malachite after Azurite crystals from Chessy. This is a good sized specimen for the locality with great crystals all over, including a bridge of crystals. Comes with old Harvard Mineral Museum labels that dates the specimen back to at least 1976, but specimens have been found here since the 1800s and this could be significantly old than that. An excellent Chessy Azurite.


LL961 - Bournonite with Quartz $ 125
Machacamara District, Potosi Dept., Bolivia
miniature - 4.3 x 4 x 2.5 cm


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Bournonite with Quartz from Machacamara District, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL961a.jpg] Bournonite with Quartz from Machacamara District, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL961b.jpg] Bournonite with Quartz from Machacamara District, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL961c.jpg] Bournonite with Quartz from Machacamara District, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL961d.jpg] Bournonite with Quartz from Machacamara District, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL961e.jpg]

Bournonite and Quartz crystals from recent finds in Bolivia. The main Bournonite is 1.7cm wide with classic 'cogwheel' form and a slightly irridescent patina.


LL940 - Fluorite $ 1950
Rogerly Mine, Durham, England
small cabinet - 9.3 x 5 x 4 cm


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Fluorite from Rogerly Mine, Durham, England [db_pics/pics/LL940a.jpg] Fluorite from Rogerly Mine, Durham, England [db_pics/pics/LL940b.jpg] Fluorite from Rogerly Mine, Durham, England [db_pics/pics/LL940e.jpg] Fluorite from Rogerly Mine, Durham, England [db_pics/pics/LL940f.jpg] Fluorite from Rogerly Mine, Durham, England [db_pics/pics/LL940g.jpg]

Gem twinned Fluorite crystals on matrix. This specimen has 3 superb groups of water clear crystals - upper right, upper left, and bottom center. The bottom of the bottom cluster is cleaved, perfect and undamaged everywhere else. This is a top quality piece for the locality. Ex. Jon Sigerman collection.


LL972 - Azurite $ 500
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 4.4 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm


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Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL972a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL972b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL972c.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL972d.jpg]

A group of interconnected Azurite crystals with little stringers of 'spider-web' Malachite attached to the backside. Floater cluster composed of double-terminated crystals. Great, characteristic specimen from the watercourse pocket. Undamaged with highly lustrous crystals all over - nothing but great crystals!


LL962 - Azurite $ 200
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.7 x 1.5 cm


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Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL962a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL962b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL962c.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL962e.jpg]

A group of interconnected Azurite crystals with little stringers of 'spider-web' Malachite attached to the backside. Near floater cluster with a tiny point of contact on the bottom where it was attached to the pocket wall. Great, characteristic specimen from the watercourse pocket. Undamaged with highly lustrous crystals to 1.6cm - nothing but great crystals!


LL963 - Azurite $ 175
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 3.4 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL963a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL963b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL963c.jpg]

A group of interconnected Azurite crystals that are partially pseudomorphed to Malachite from the inside out (you can see the green cores on a couple incomplete crystals on the edges). This give the crystal an amazing 'electric' blue coloration.


ST105 - Dioptase on Chrysocolla $ 450
Ray Mine, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 8.5 x 5.5 x 3 cm


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Dioptase on Chrysocolla from Ray Mine, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST105a.jpg] Dioptase on Chrysocolla from Ray Mine, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST105b.jpg] Dioptase on Chrysocolla from Ray Mine, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST105c.jpg] Dioptase on Chrysocolla from Ray Mine, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/ST105d.jpg]

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


ST106 - Azurite $ 450
Touissit Mine, Morocco
small cabinet - 6.5 x 3 x 2 cm


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Azurite from Touissit Mine, Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST106a.jpg] Azurite from Touissit Mine, Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST106c.jpg] Azurite from Touissit Mine, Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST106e.jpg] Azurite from Touissit Mine, Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST106f.jpg] Azurite from Touissit Mine, Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST106g.jpg]

Bladed groups of long Azurite crystals. Well crystallized all around and pristine. Some areas show etching.


ST107 - Azurite $ 150
Touissit Mine, Morocco
miniature - 4.8 x 2.8 x 1.5 cm


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Azurite from Touissit Mine, Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST107a.jpg] Azurite from Touissit Mine, Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST107b.jpg] Azurite from Touissit Mine, Morocco [db_pics/pics/ST107c.jpg]

Sharp, lustrous groups of Azurite crystals on more dull, etched Azurite and Malachite.


LL990 - Scheelite on Muscovite $ 275
Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 3.7 cm


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Scheelite on Muscovite from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LL990a.jpg] Scheelite on Muscovite from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LL990b.jpg] Scheelite on Muscovite from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LL990d.jpg]

Transparent to translucent Scheelite octahedra to 2.2 cm on Muscovite. Aesthetic stacked group of crystals.


LL991 - Scheelite on Muscovite $ 175
Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm


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Scheelite on Muscovite from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LL991a.jpg] Scheelite on Muscovite from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LL991b.jpg] Scheelite on Muscovite from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LL991c.jpg]

Transparent to translucent Scheelite octahedra to 2.5 cm on Muscovite. Undamaged.


ST123 - Chrome Dravite with Calcite $ 2000
Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania
cabinet - 10 x 7 x 5 cm


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Chrome Dravite with Calcite from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST123a.jpg] Chrome Dravite with Calcite from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST123c.jpg] Chrome Dravite with Calcite from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST123d.jpg] Chrome Dravite with Calcite from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/ST123e.jpg]

Transparent gem crystals of Chrome Tourmaline, a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite, on matrix with white Calcite crystals. This is a rare matrix specimen from the 2016 find (nearly all were loose single crystals). There are at least five terminated crystals and many more partial crystals. There is a flat lying crystal 1.9cm long and totally transparent, and a thicker transparent green crystal 1.1cm wide that extends down into the matrix. This was the best matrix piece out of the few available that I could find back in 2016, and I am offering it now for the first time.


ST131 - Calcite $ 750
Rattlesnake Butte, Jackson Co., South Dakota, USA
large cabinet - 16 x 11 x 6.5 cm


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Calcite from Rattlesnake Butte, Jackson Co., South Dakota, USA [db_pics/pics/ST131a.jpg] Calcite from Rattlesnake Butte, Jackson Co., South Dakota, USA [db_pics/pics/ST131b.jpg] Calcite from Rattlesnake Butte, Jackson Co., South Dakota, USA [db_pics/pics/ST131c.jpg] Calcite from Rattlesnake Butte, Jackson Co., South Dakota, USA [db_pics/pics/ST131d.jpg] Calcite from Rattlesnake Butte, Jackson Co., South Dakota, USA [db_pics/pics/ST131e.jpg]

Double-terminated Calcite crystals heavily included by sand. A very clean, large example from this famous and now closed locality. Amazingly perfect for such a large and complex specimen, I could only find one crystal that had a contact. Easily the best example from this locality that I've ever had.


LL988 - Scheelite with Aquamarine $ 250
Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China
small cabinet - 7 x 5 x 2.5 cm


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Scheelite with Aquamarine from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LL988a.jpg] Scheelite with Aquamarine from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LL988b.jpg] Scheelite with Aquamarine from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LL988c.jpg] Scheelite with Aquamarine from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/LL988d.jpg]

Vibrant orange Scheelite octahedra to 2cm wide on Muscovite with tabular Aquamarine crystals.
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