Selected Specimens

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CT364 - Chlorite on Adularia $ 150
Val Giuv, Grisons, Switzerland
small cabinet - 5.6 x 3.4 x 2.5 cm


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Chlorite on Adularia from Val Giuv, Grisons, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/CT364a.jpg] Chlorite on Adularia from Val Giuv, Grisons, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/CT364b.jpg] Chlorite on Adularia from Val Giuv, Grisons, Switzerland [db_pics/pics/CT364c.jpg]

Crystals of Adularia with surface coatings of Chlorite to 4cm long on a small amount of matrix. Aesthetic form and high quality old specimen. Ex. Laurent Gautron collection.


CT355 - Strontianite $ 160
Faylor Quarry, Winfield, Union Co., Pennsylvania, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 2 cm


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Strontianite from Faylor Quarry, Winfield, Union Co., Pennsylvania, USA [db_pics/pics/CT355a.jpg] Strontianite from Faylor Quarry, Winfield, Union Co., Pennsylvania, USA [db_pics/pics/CT355b.jpg] Strontianite from Faylor Quarry, Winfield, Union Co., Pennsylvania, USA [db_pics/pics/CT355c.jpg]

Spikey, radial clusters of white Strontianite crystals on a grey limestone matrix from an obsure USA locality. Likely from the 1960s or 1970s.


CT398 - Copper in Natrolite $ 275
Springfield Butte, Springfield, Lane Co., Oregon, USA
small cabinet - 7.5 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm


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Copper in Natrolite from Springfield Butte, Springfield, Lane Co., Oregon, USA [db_pics/pics/CT398a.jpg] Copper in Natrolite from Springfield Butte, Springfield, Lane Co., Oregon, USA [db_pics/pics/CT398c.jpg] Copper in Natrolite from Springfield Butte, Springfield, Lane Co., Oregon, USA [db_pics/pics/CT398e.jpg] Copper in Natrolite from Springfield Butte, Springfield, Lane Co., Oregon, USA [db_pics/pics/CT398f.jpg] Copper in Natrolite from Springfield Butte, Springfield, Lane Co., Oregon, USA [db_pics/pics/CT398g.jpg]

Basalt vug filled with radial crystal groups of Natrolite with inclusions of Copper. Rare specimen for a Copper collector. Old label shows this was collected in 1960.


CT365 - Lepidolite on Tourmaline $ 400
Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA
miniature - 5 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm


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Lepidolite on Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT365a.jpg] Lepidolite on Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT365b.jpg] Lepidolite on Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT365c.jpg] Lepidolite on Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT365d.jpg] Lepidolite on Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT365e.jpg] Lepidolite on Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT365g.jpg]

Double-terminated pink and green Tourmaline crystal with attached Lepidolite. The prism faces are perfect and complete all round. One termination is perfect and has some hollow/stepped growth, the other (pink) termination is flat and lustrous but has some edge chipping. Gemmy with good color and weighs 28.7 grams.


CT367 - Benitoite with Neptunite $ 300
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
miniature - 3.3 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT367a.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT367b.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT367c.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT367d.jpg]

Benitoite and Neptunite crystals on schist matrix with white Natrolite. The highlight of this specimen is a 1cm triply-terminated crystal. The crystal has all terminations exposed and there is an area of natural indentation or breakage on part of the face. There is also a crystal of the rare mineral Joaquinite present.


CT370 - Rhodonite $ 300
Franklin, New Jersey, USA
miniature - 3.7 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


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Rhodonite from Franklin, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/CT370a.jpg] Rhodonite from Franklin, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/CT370c.jpg] Rhodonite from Franklin, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/CT370d.jpg] Rhodonite from Franklin, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/CT370e.jpg] Rhodonite from Franklin, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/CT370f.jpg]

Cluster of red/pink Rhodnite crystals from Franklin. Main crystal is 2.5cm tall. Rare old specimen from the classic USA locality.


CT356 - Gismondine, Phillipsite $ 150
Ariccia, Tivoli, Italy
miniature - 4.5 x 4.5 x 1.5 cm


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Gismondine, Phillipsite from Ariccia, Tivoli, Italy [db_pics/pics/CT356a.jpg] Gismondine, Phillipsite from Ariccia, Tivoli, Italy [db_pics/pics/CT356b.jpg] Gismondine, Phillipsite from Ariccia, Tivoli, Italy [db_pics/pics/CT356c.jpg] Gismondine, Phillipsite from Ariccia, Tivoli, Italy [db_pics/pics/CT356d.jpg] Gismondine, Phillipsite from Ariccia, Tivoli, Italy [db_pics/pics/CT356e.jpg]

White Phillipsite transparent octahedral crystals of Gismondine. Main Gismondine crystal is a beautiful, lustrous 4mm crystal. Both Phillipsite and Gismondine are uncommon Zeolite minerals.


CT362 - Selenite $ 275
Zaragoza, Spain
miniature - 5 x 5 x 3.5 cm


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Selenite from Zaragoza, Spain [db_pics/pics/CT362a.jpg] Selenite from Zaragoza, Spain [db_pics/pics/CT362b.jpg] Selenite from Zaragoza, Spain [db_pics/pics/CT362c.jpg] Selenite from Zaragoza, Spain [db_pics/pics/CT362d.jpg]

Water clear Selenite crystals on matrix. These always stun due to their perfect, pure look. Sawcut on back and base. Ex. Roberts Minerals specimen.


CT382 - Fluorite $ 140
Blanchard Claim, Bingham, New Mexico, USA
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 2.7 cm


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Fluorite from Blanchard Claim, Bingham, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/CT382a.jpg] Fluorite from Blanchard Claim, Bingham, New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/CT382b.jpg]

Crystals of blue, color-zoned Fluorite. Cubic crystals to 1.2cm in size. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


CT369 - Datolite $ 300
Patterson, New Jersey, USA
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.7 x 2.7 cm


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Datolite from Patterson, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/CT369a.jpg] Datolite from Patterson, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/CT369b.jpg] Datolite from Patterson, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/CT369c.jpg] Datolite from Patterson, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/CT369d.jpg]

Robust, high quality Datolite from Petterson. Complete all around classic making a great thumbnail. These were found long ago and are now hard to come by. 


CT373 - Garnet $ 75
Saline Valley, Inyo Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 2.7 x 2.7 x 1.5 cm


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Garnet from Saline Valley, Inyo Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT373a.jpg] Garnet from Saline Valley, Inyo Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT373b.jpg] Garnet from Saline Valley, Inyo Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT373c.jpg] Garnet from Saline Valley, Inyo Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT373d.jpg]

Translucent green Garnet crystals to 1.7cm. Interesting locality piece (and nice Garnets!) for a California collector.


D726 - Rhodochrosite $ 225
Black Rock Mine, Norther Cape Prov., South Africa
thumbnail - 1.2 x 1.2 x 0.8 cm


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Rhodochrosite from Black Rock Mine, Norther Cape Prov., South Africa [db_pics/pics/D726a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Black Rock Mine, Norther Cape Prov., South Africa [db_pics/pics/D726b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Black Rock Mine, Norther Cape Prov., South Africa [db_pics/pics/D726c.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Black Rock Mine, Norther Cape Prov., South Africa [db_pics/pics/D726d.jpg]

Pair of gemmy Rhodochrosite crystals with storng pinkish red crystals. The small crystal has a cleave on the backside, the larger 1.2cm crystal is perfect.


CT358 - Turquoise $ 350
Bishop Mine, Lynch Station, Virginia, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 6 x 2.5 cm


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Turquoise from Bishop Mine, Lynch Station, Virginia, USA [db_pics/pics/CT358a.jpg] Turquoise from Bishop Mine, Lynch Station, Virginia, USA [db_pics/pics/CT358b.jpg] Turquoise from Bishop Mine, Lynch Station, Virginia, USA [db_pics/pics/CT358c.jpg] Turquoise from Bishop Mine, Lynch Station, Virginia, USA [db_pics/pics/CT358d.jpg]

Specimen of blue/green Turquoise crystals on multiple sides of the matrix. Turquoise is a species that rarely occurs as crystals, and this locality is the most well known source of crystallized Turquoise. Rare old time specimen out of the John Medici collection (with label).


CT376 - Malachite psuedomorphs with Turquoise $ 150
Miami, Globe-Miami Mining District, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm


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Malachite psuedomorphs with Turquoise from Miami, Globe-Miami Mining District, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/CT376a.jpg] Malachite psuedomorphs with Turquoise from Miami, Globe-Miami Mining District, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/CT376b.jpg] Malachite psuedomorphs with Turquoise from Miami, Globe-Miami Mining District, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/CT376c.jpg] Malachite psuedomorphs with Turquoise from Miami, Globe-Miami Mining District, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/CT376d.jpg]

Old speciemn of Malachite psuedomorphs (presumably after Azurite) with areas of Turquoise. Seldom seen specimen that comes with two old labels, one 'the Masimer collectiion' and the other is the "Schneider's' of Poway, California.


D721 - Tourmaline $ 4500
Paprok, Kamdesh District, Nuristan, Afghanistan
cabinet - 9.6 x 1.4 x 1.1 cm


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Tourmaline from Paprok, Kamdesh District, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/D721a.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Kamdesh District, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/D721b.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Kamdesh District, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/D721c.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Kamdesh District, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/D721d.jpg] Tourmaline from Paprok, Kamdesh District, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/D721e.jpg]

Long, glassy transparent Tourmaline crystal with classic Paprok coloration. Bright green with pink/red termination. There are a few small sidecar crystal, but it is essentially a single crystal. Well terminated and complete. Weighs 31.8 grams.
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37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
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
133 134 135 136 137 138 139

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