Selected Specimens

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CT101 - Koettigite $ 200
Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
miniature - 4.7 x 3 x 1.5 cm


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Koettigite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT101a.jpg] Koettigite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT101b.jpg] Koettigite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT101c.jpg] Koettigite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT101d.jpg] Koettigite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT101e.jpg]

Sprays of green Koettigite on both sides of a vuggy limonite matrix. A much sought after rarity from Mapimi. Comes with an old AL McGuinness label.


CT131 - Galkhaite $ 300
Getchell Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada
miniature - 5 x 3 x 2.2 cm


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Galkhaite from Getchell Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada [db_pics/pics/CT131a.jpg] Galkhaite from Getchell Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada [db_pics/pics/CT131b.jpg] Galkhaite from Getchell Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada [db_pics/pics/CT131c.jpg]

Bright red Galkhaite crystals on Quartz coated matrix. The crystal reach 1.5mm in size. Galkhaite is a very rare cesium, thallium, mercury sulfide.


CT121 - Aerinite $ 60
Estopimen, Muesca, Spain
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Aerinite from Estopimen, Muesca, Spain [db_pics/pics/CT121a.jpg] Aerinite from Estopimen, Muesca, Spain [db_pics/pics/CT121b.jpg] Aerinite from Estopimen, Muesca, Spain [db_pics/pics/CT121c.jpg] Aerinite from Estopimen, Muesca, Spain [db_pics/pics/CT121d.jpg]

Blue Aerinite on matrix. Aerinite is a rare, chemically complex carbonate-bearing silicate.


CT203 - Renardite, Dewindtite $ 50
Shinkolobwe Mine, Katanga, Congo
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.3 x 1 cm


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Renardite, Dewindtite from Shinkolobwe Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/CT203a.jpg] Renardite, Dewindtite from Shinkolobwe Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/CT203c.jpg]

Specimen of the rare uranium minerals REnardite and Dewindtite.


CT206 - Getchellite $ 50
Getchell Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm


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Getchellite from Getchell Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada [db_pics/pics/CT206a.jpg] Getchellite from Getchell Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada [db_pics/pics/CT206b.jpg] Getchellite from Getchell Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada [db_pics/pics/CT206c.jpg] Getchellite from Getchell Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada [db_pics/pics/CT206d.jpg]

Rare red Getchellite with Orpiment. Acquired from Al McGuinness in 1988.


CT186 - Quartz scepter $ 60
Fat Jack Mine, Yavapai Co., Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 2.1 x 1.3 x 1 cm


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Quartz scepter from Fat Jack Mine, Yavapai Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/CT186a.jpg] Quartz scepter from Fat Jack Mine, Yavapai Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/CT186b.jpg] Quartz scepter from Fat Jack Mine, Yavapai Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/CT186c.jpg]

Single undamaged Quartz scepter from the famous Fat Jack Mine in Arizona with a purple Amethyst scepter head over a white Quartz stalk.


CT152 - Dioptase $ 75
Christmas Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 2.7 x 2 x 0.8 cm


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Dioptase from Christmas Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/CT152a.jpg] Dioptase from Christmas Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/CT152b.jpg] Dioptase from Christmas Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/CT152c.jpg]

Bright, vitreous acicular crystals of Diotase covering the top surface. The crystals are elongated, transparent, and stand up off the matrix. Great color!


CT168 - Calcite with Fluorite $ 80
Stoneco Auglaize Quarry, Junction, Paulding Co., Ohio, USA
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 1.8 cm


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Calcite with Fluorite from Stoneco Auglaize Quarry, Junction, Paulding Co., Ohio, USA [db_pics/pics/CT168a.jpg] Calcite with Fluorite from Stoneco Auglaize Quarry, Junction, Paulding Co., Ohio, USA [db_pics/pics/CT168b.jpg] Calcite with Fluorite from Stoneco Auglaize Quarry, Junction, Paulding Co., Ohio, USA [db_pics/pics/CT168c.jpg]

Scalenohedral Calcite crystals, main crystal is undamaged, 3cm long, and double-terminated and has an attached cube of phantomed purple Fluorite. Ex. Jay Medici.


CT171 - Wulfenite $ 60
Hull Mine, Yuma Co., Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 1.8 cm


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Wulfenite from Hull Mine, Yuma Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/CT171a.jpg] Wulfenite from Hull Mine, Yuma Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/CT171b.jpg] Wulfenite from Hull Mine, Yuma Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/CT171c.jpg]

Thick, tabular orange Wulfenite crystals to 2mm on matrix, their form reminiscent of tiny Los Lamentos crystals. Old specimen from a rare and hard to obtain locality.


CT167 - Uvite with Magnesite $ 120
Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 1.3 cm


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Uvite with Magnesite from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT167a.jpg] Uvite with Magnesite from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT167b.jpg] Uvite with Magnesite from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT167c.jpg] Uvite with Magnesite from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT167d.jpg]

Bright and lustrous green Uvite crystals (a Tourmaline species) associated with white Magnesite crystals. Undamaged specimen with partially transparent Uvites to 1.2cm in size.


CT159 - Rose Quartz scepter $ 125
Pitorra Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2 x 1 x 1 cm


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Rose Quartz scepter from Pitorra Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT159a.jpg] Rose Quartz scepter from Pitorra Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT159b.jpg] Rose Quartz scepter from Pitorra Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT159d.jpg] Rose Quartz scepter from Pitorra Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT159e.jpg]

Pink Rose Quartz scepter head over a white Quartz stalk. This is an unusual one and the old label calls it a 'Hopper scepter' as it is somewhat cup-shaped. The Rose Quartz is also totally transparent which is uncommon and Rose Quartz is more typically only translucent. Neat, undamaged specimen.


CT191 - Rutile, Hematite on Quartz $ 150
Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.9 x 1.2 cm


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Rutile, Hematite on Quartz from Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT191a.jpg] Rutile, Hematite on Quartz from Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT191b.jpg] Rutile, Hematite on Quartz from Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT191c.jpg] Rutile, Hematite on Quartz from Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT191d.jpg]

Golden Rutile and Hematite attached tot eh front of a clear Quartz crystal. The Quartz has both attached and included Rutile.


CT180 - Leucite $ 75
Poggio Vibbio, Viterbo, Italy
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Leucite from Poggio Vibbio, Viterbo, Italy [db_pics/pics/CT180a.jpg] Leucite from Poggio Vibbio, Viterbo, Italy [db_pics/pics/CT180b.jpg] Leucite from Poggio Vibbio, Viterbo, Italy [db_pics/pics/CT180c.jpg] Leucite from Poggio Vibbio, Viterbo, Italy [db_pics/pics/CT180d.jpg]

A sharp and complete 1.3cm Leucite crystal in matrix. Ex. Chuck Trantham acquired in 1997 from Wolfgang Heller.


CT222 - Hydromagnesite, Artinite $ 125
Staten Island, Richmond Co., New York, USA
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 1 cm


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Hydromagnesite, Artinite from Staten Island, Richmond Co., New York, USA [db_pics/pics/CT222a.jpg] Hydromagnesite, Artinite from Staten Island, Richmond Co., New York, USA [db_pics/pics/CT222b.jpg] Hydromagnesite, Artinite from Staten Island, Richmond Co., New York, USA [db_pics/pics/CT222c.jpg] Hydromagnesite, Artinite from Staten Island, Richmond Co., New York, USA [db_pics/pics/CT222d.jpg]

White hemispheres of Hydromagnesite and acicular sprays of Artinite that contrast well against a green matrix. Old specimen likely from the 1960s.


CT243 - Diaboleite, Caledonite $ 125
Rowley Mine, Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 1.3 x 0.7 x 0.7 cm


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Diaboleite, Caledonite from Rowley Mine, Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/CT243a.jpg] Diaboleite, Caledonite from Rowley Mine, Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/CT243b.jpg] Diaboleite, Caledonite from Rowley Mine, Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/CT243c.jpg]

Small cluster of Diaboleite and Caledonite crystals. Old spceimn mounted in a plastic box.
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