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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.


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.


CT303 - Anglesite $ 275
Touissit, Morocco
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


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Anglesite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/CT303a.jpg] Anglesite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/CT303b.jpg] Anglesite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/CT303d.jpg]

Well terminated, gemmy Anglesite crystal on Galena. Good yellow color.


CT294 - Smoky Quartz $ 425
Rumford, Maine, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Smoky Quartz from Rumford, Maine, USA [db_pics/pics/CT294a.jpg] Smoky Quartz from Rumford, Maine, USA [db_pics/pics/CT294b.jpg] Smoky Quartz from Rumford, Maine, USA [db_pics/pics/CT294c.jpg] Smoky Quartz from Rumford, Maine, USA [db_pics/pics/CT294d.jpg] Smoky Quartz from Rumford, Maine, USA [db_pics/pics/CT294g.jpg]

High quality, undamaged, transparent smokey Quartz crystal from Maine. Comes with an old Rochester Lapidary Supply Co. label.


CT312 - Goosecreekite $ 150
Nasik, Maharashtras State, India
thumbnail - 3 x 2.2 x 1.7 cm


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Goosecreekite from Nasik, Maharashtras State, India [db_pics/pics/CT312a.jpg] Goosecreekite from Nasik, Maharashtras State, India [db_pics/pics/CT312b.jpg] Goosecreekite from Nasik, Maharashtras State, India [db_pics/pics/CT312c.jpg] Goosecreekite from Nasik, Maharashtras State, India [db_pics/pics/CT312d.jpg]

Undamaged thumbnail sized cluster of the rare Zeolite Goosecreekite. Goosecreekite is far more uncommon than other Indian zeolites, and these from Nasik are the world's best. A nice example with great crystals, in the thumbnail size range.


CT348 - Siegenite $ 275
Buick Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 1 cm


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Siegenite from Buick Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/CT348a.jpg] Siegenite from Buick Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/CT348b.jpg] Siegenite from Buick Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/CT348c.jpg]

Crystals of Siegenite on a sulfide rich matrix that is crystallized on both sides. Siegenite is a cobalt nickel sulfide that is one of the rarer and most sought after minerals from Missouri's Viburnum Trend.


CT126 - Wulfenite $ 450
Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico
small cabinet - 8.5 x 5 x 3.5 cm


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Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT126a.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT126b.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT126c.jpg]

Orange Wulfenite crystals on a Calcite matrix coated by tiny Descloizite crystals. Main crystal is 1.7cm wide and perfect. A couple chips on some minor crystals, but most of them are perfect. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.
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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
133 134 135 136 137 138 139

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