Selected Specimens

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CT338 - Rutile $ 280
Champion Mine, White Mountains, Mono Co., California, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm


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Rutile from Champion Mine, White Mountains, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT338a.jpg] Rutile from Champion Mine, White Mountains, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT338b.jpg] Rutile from Champion Mine, White Mountains, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT338i.jpg] Rutile from Champion Mine, White Mountains, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT338j.jpg]

Mirror-lustroud Rutile crystals to 1.2cm that contrast well against a matrix of white Pyrophyllite. Ex. Chuck Trantham personal collection, collected by Chuck at the mine in September 1983. Sawcut on base.


CT302 - Realgar $ 225
Getchell Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada, USA
miniature - 3.3 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Realgar from Getchell Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/CT302a.jpg] Realgar from Getchell Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/CT302b.jpg] Realgar from Getchell Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/CT302c.jpg] Realgar from Getchell Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/CT302d.jpg]

Glassy, transparent red Realgar crystals on a black matrix. Well terminated crystals that reach 1cm in size. These are the nicest Getchell Realgar crystals I've ever had, Shimen, China in quality but from Nevada! Ex. Peter Megaw, Chuck Trantham.


CT337 - Pyrite with Quartz $ 140
Lark, Utah, USA
miniature - 4.2 x 3 x 2.8 cm


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Pyrite with Quartz from Lark, Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/CT337a.jpg] Pyrite with Quartz from Lark, Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/CT337b.jpg] Pyrite with Quartz from Lark, Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/CT337c.jpg] Pyrite with Quartz from Lark, Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/CT337d.jpg]

Brassy Pyrite crystals surronding the bas of a tall single Quartz crystal. This is 'just' Quartz and Pyrite, but in a highly aesthetic arrangement..


CT343 - Malachite after Azurite $ 150
Touissit, Morocco
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.2 x 1.2 cm


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Malachite after Azurite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/CT343a.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/CT343b.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/CT343c.jpg]

Cluster of sharply formed Azurite crystals that have been partially replaced by velvety green Malachite. Aethetic form and high quality old specimen.


CT324 - Strontianite $ 300
Oberdorf, Laming valley, Styria, Austria
small cabinet - 6 x 6 x 3 cm


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Strontianite from Oberdorf, Laming valley, Styria, Austria [db_pics/pics/CT324a.jpg] Strontianite from Oberdorf, Laming valley, Styria, Austria [db_pics/pics/CT324b.jpg] Strontianite from Oberdorf, Laming valley, Styria, Austria [db_pics/pics/CT324c.jpg] Strontianite from Oberdorf, Laming valley, Styria, Austria [db_pics/pics/CT324d.jpg] Strontianite from Oberdorf, Laming valley, Styria, Austria [db_pics/pics/CT324e.jpg] Strontianite from Oberdorf, Laming valley, Styria, Austria [db_pics/pics/CT324j.jpg]

Crystals of clear Strontianite with amber colored tips. Strontianite is a mineral not commonly seen in well defined individual crystals. Rare old material found decades ago, these Strongtianites are amoung the best ever found. There are a few damaged crystals present but most are perfect.


CT258 - Fluorite $ 350
Surprise Mine, Cookes Peak, Luna Co., New Mexico, USA
small cabinet - 8.5 x 6.5 x 3 cm


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Fluorite from Surprise Mine, Cookes Peak, Luna Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/CT258a.jpg] Fluorite from Surprise Mine, Cookes Peak, Luna Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/CT258b.jpg] Fluorite from Surprise Mine, Cookes Peak, Luna Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/CT258c.jpg] Fluorite from Surprise Mine, Cookes Peak, Luna Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/CT258d.jpg] Fluorite from Surprise Mine, Cookes Peak, Luna Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/CT258e.jpg]

Cluster of translucent reddish purple Fluorite crystals to 2.5cm on edge. A very nice example from this locality.


CT263 - Cerussite $ 125
Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.4 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm


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Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/CT263a.jpg] Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/CT263b.jpg] Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/CT263c.jpg] Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/CT263d.jpg]

Three 'snowflake' crystals of Cerussite uprite and side-by-side on a thin piece of Mottramite covered matrix.


CT266 - Tourmaline $ 275
Cruziero Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 1.9 x 0.8 x 0.8 cm


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Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT266a.jpg] Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT266b.jpg] Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT266c.jpg] Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT266d.jpg]

Single transparent red Tourmaline crystal with great color. Complete all around and undamaged. Great crystal!! Weighs 2.87 grams.


CT265 - Chrome Dravite $ 600
Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1 x 0.7 cm


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Chrome Dravite from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/CT265a.jpg] Chrome Dravite from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/CT265b.jpg] Chrome Dravite from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/CT265c.jpg] Chrome Dravite from Commander Mine, Nadonjukin, Simanjiro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/CT265d.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of Chrome Tourmaline which is a chromium and vanadium rich Dravite. Complete all around with deep emerald green coloration in the upper half and a more olive green in the lower half. Fantastic color and mostly gem quality with just a few interanl veils. This was one of the finest thumbnails I obtained from a large parcel back in 2016, which I sold and recently reacquired in trade, offered now at the same old price. Undamaged. From a spectacular pocket opened in 2016. Weighs 2.4 grams.


CT267 - Tourmaline $ 225
Hyakule, Sankhuwasabha District, Nepal
thumbnail - 3 x 0.6 x 0.5 cm


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Tourmaline from Hyakule, Sankhuwasabha District, Nepal [db_pics/pics/CT267a.jpg] Tourmaline from Hyakule, Sankhuwasabha District, Nepal [db_pics/pics/CT267b.jpg] Tourmaline from Hyakule, Sankhuwasabha District, Nepal [db_pics/pics/CT267c.jpg]

Single transparent pink Tourmaline crystal with a yellow zone near the top. Complete all around and undamaged with a bit of stepped growth on one side near the termination. Great crystal!! Weighs 2.04 grams.


CT286 - Bornite wtih Quartz $ 300
Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan
miniature - 3.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


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Bornite wtih Quartz from Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan [db_pics/pics/CT286a.jpg] Bornite wtih Quartz from Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan [db_pics/pics/CT286c.jpg] Bornite wtih Quartz from Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan [db_pics/pics/CT286e.jpg] Bornite wtih Quartz from Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan [db_pics/pics/CT286f.jpg]

Large, slightly irridescent Bornite crystals to 2cm on a matrix of Quartz crystals. Bornite crystals are rare, these are just released from an old collection.


CT274 - Molybedenite $ 95
Moly Hill mine, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 1 cm


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Molybedenite from Moly Hill mine, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/CT274a.jpg] Molybedenite from Moly Hill mine, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/CT274b.jpg] Molybedenite from Moly Hill mine, Abitibi, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/CT274c.jpg]

Superb 1.4cm crystal of Molydenite on matrix. Old specimen label shows it was purchased in Tucson at teh Desert Inn in 1986.


CT156 - Boleite on Anglesite $ 175
Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.5 x 1 cm


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Boleite on Anglesite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT156a.jpg] Boleite on Anglesite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT156b.jpg] Boleite on Anglesite from Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT156c.jpg]

Numerous small cubes of the rare mineral Boleite in two areas, perched on the tips of a cluster of white Anglesite crystals.


CT119 - Zincolivenite (Cuprian Adamite) $ 275
Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.5 x 1 cm


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Zincolivenite (Cuprian Adamite) from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/CT119a.jpg] Zincolivenite (Cuprian Adamite) from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/CT119b.jpg] Zincolivenite (Cuprian Adamite) from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/CT119c.jpg] Zincolivenite (Cuprian Adamite) from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/CT119d.jpg]

A 1.3cm wide 'pinwheel' group of Zincolivenite crystals on matrix (formerly known as Cuprian Adamite). Undamaged group of crystals with isolated individual crystals and another lighter green mineral on the matrix.


CT270 - Chrysocolla after Malachite after Azurite with Wulfenite $ 600
Whim Creek, Western Australia, Australia
small cabinet - 7 x 5.5 x 4 cm


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Chrysocolla after Malachite after Azurite with Wulfenite from Whim Creek, Western Australia, Australia [db_pics/pics/CT270a.jpg] Chrysocolla after Malachite after Azurite with Wulfenite from Whim Creek, Western Australia, Australia [db_pics/pics/CT270b.jpg] Chrysocolla after Malachite after Azurite with Wulfenite from Whim Creek, Western Australia, Australia [db_pics/pics/CT270c.jpg] Chrysocolla after Malachite after Azurite with Wulfenite from Whim Creek, Western Australia, Australia [db_pics/pics/CT270d.jpg] Chrysocolla after Malachite after Azurite with Wulfenite from Whim Creek, Western Australia, Australia [db_pics/pics/CT270f.jpg]

A 3.2cm crystal of the double psuedomorph of Chrysocolla that has replaced a crystal of Malachite after Azurite. Scattered crystals of orange Wulfenite are present on the matrix.
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49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60
61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72
73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84
85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96
97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108
109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120
121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132
133 134 135

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