Selected Specimens

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CT133 - Cuprite $ 240 (=~ CAN$ 308)
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 8 x 5 x 5 cm


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Cuprite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/CT133a.jpg] Cuprite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/CT133c.jpg]

Sharp crystals of Cuprite on a reddish matrix. There are also small crystals of other minerals present, including yellow Mimetite crystals. Ex. Chuck Trantham collecton.


CT202 - Enargite $ 125 (=~ CAN$ 161)
Butte, Montana, USA
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm


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Enargite from Butte, Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/CT202a.jpg] Enargite from Butte, Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/CT202b.jpg] Enargite from Butte, Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/CT202c.jpg] Enargite from Butte, Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/CT202d.jpg]

Quality undamaged cluster of Enargite crystals. Crystals reach 1cm in size.


CT179 - Barite $ 130 (=~ CAN$ 167)
Butte Co., South Dakota, USA
thumbnail - 2.8 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


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Barite from Butte Co., South Dakota, USA [db_pics/pics/CT179a.jpg] Barite from Butte Co., South Dakota, USA [db_pics/pics/CT179b.jpg] Barite from Butte Co., South Dakota, USA [db_pics/pics/CT179c.jpg]

Gem quality 2.1cm tall Barite crystal on matrix. The crystal is pristine and undamaged, and similar in appearance to crystals from the Elk Creek deposit in the adjacent county.


CT106 - Senarmontite $ 200 (=~ CAN$ 257)
Djebel Hammimat Mine, Ain Babouche District, Algeria
miniature - 3.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Senarmontite from Djebel Hammimat Mine, Ain Babouche District, Algeria [db_pics/pics/CT106a.jpg] Senarmontite from Djebel Hammimat Mine, Ain Babouche District, Algeria [db_pics/pics/CT106c.jpg] Senarmontite from Djebel Hammimat Mine, Ain Babouche District, Algeria [db_pics/pics/CT106d.jpg] Senarmontite from Djebel Hammimat Mine, Ain Babouche District, Algeria [db_pics/pics/CT106e.jpg]

Crystals of translucent grey octahedral Senarmontite on both sides of the specimen, with larger crystals to 6mm on the front and small drusy crystals on the back. Discovered in 1845, the Djebel Hammimat Mine is the type locality for sénarmontite, an antimony oxide dimorph of Valentinite. Ex. Chuck Trantham, Al McGuinness specimen.


CT394 - Cerussite, Mimetite, Tennantite, Smithsonite $ 200 (=~ CAN$ 257)
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 3.4 x 2.2 x 2 cm


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Cerussite, Mimetite, Tennantite, Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/CT394a.jpg] Cerussite, Mimetite, Tennantite, Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/CT394b.jpg] Cerussite, Mimetite, Tennantite, Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/CT394c.jpg] Cerussite, Mimetite, Tennantite, Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/CT394d.jpg]

Glassy reticulated crystal of Cerussite on matrix. Also present are small Smithsonite crystals, and elongated, colorless crystals of Mimetite, and Tennantite.


CT385 - Aragonite var. Tarnowitzite with Mimetite $ 150 (=~ CAN$ 193)
Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 3 x 2.3 x 2 cm


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Aragonite var. Tarnowitzite with Mimetite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/CT385a.jpg] Aragonite var. Tarnowitzite with Mimetite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/CT385b.jpg]

Well formed Tarnowitzite crystal, 1.5cm wide, on matrix with attached crystals of Mimetite.


CT390 - Dolomite on Tennantite $ 250 (=~ CAN$ 321)
Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.2 x 2 x 1.7 cm


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Dolomite on Tennantite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/CT390a.jpg] Dolomite on Tennantite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/CT390b.jpg] Dolomite on Tennantite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/CT390c.jpg] Dolomite on Tennantite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/CT390d.jpg] Dolomite on Tennantite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/CT390e.jpg]

Floater cluster of Tennantite crystals composed of two larger crystals to 1.5cm on edge and a number of smaller crystals, with a crystal of White Dolomite attached. Crystallized all around with no point of contact, better than photos.


CT368 - Aquamarine $ 450 (=~ CAN$ 578)
Gilgit, Pakistan
small cabinet - 6.8 x 1.8 x 1.3 cm


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Aquamarine from Gilgit, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/CT368a.jpg] Aquamarine from Gilgit, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/CT368c.jpg] Aquamarine from Gilgit, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/CT368d.jpg]

Glassy, transparent blue Aquamarine crystals. Complete all around and undamaged. Ex. Clifford Krueger collection and comes with an old label and receipt from Gregory, Bottley & LLoyd (London) that shows this was originally purchased in 1983 for 100 pounds.


CT364 - Chlorite on Adularia $ 150 (=~ CAN$ 193)
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 (=~ CAN$ 206)
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.


CT365 - Lepidolite on Tourmaline $ 400 (=~ CAN$ 514)
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.


CT362 - Selenite $ 275 (=~ CAN$ 353)
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.


CT369 - Datolite $ 300 (=~ CAN$ 386)
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 (=~ CAN$ 96)
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 (=~ CAN$ 289)
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.

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