I specialize in verified, documented trinitite collections. I have spent the past several years hunting for and obtaining top quality specimens from these collections, or the entire collection. Between 2019 and 2024, I traveled across the country to acquire collections from New Mexico, Arizona and California. All specimens are tested for authenticity. Each piece sold comes with a history of the original collector and a copy/printout of the test results confirming that what you are receiving is actual trinitite. I also include two identification cards to display with your specimen. All the specimens I offer are from historically important collections that have been well documented and described in various publications. My goal with this web site is to preserve the history of this rare mineral. I encourage all buyers to keep the information I send them with their specimen to help preserve that history for future generations.

Specimens currently available:

Red, black and green trinitite from the Lincoln LaPaz collection.
(Collected 1945, self collected)

Green trinitite from the R.H. Draeger collection.

(Collected 1945, self collected)

Green trinitite from the Ralph E. Pray collection.
(Collected 1951, self collected)

Green trinitite from the Wallace T. Smith collection.
(Acquired circa 1947 - 1950)

All specimens were legally collected between the years of 1945 - 1951. I guarantee all my trinitite to be 100% authentic. By owning a piece of trinitite, you own a piece of history, and one of the rarest minerals on earth!

Do you have trinitite for sale? As with all my treasure hunting, I am a collector first. I enjoy hunting for and collecting many things for my personal satisfaction. The same goes for trinitite. I try to keep select pieces to display on my mineral shelf. If you have specimens of trinitite for sale, I may be interested in purchasing them. I can also help you sell your collection if it is something that I cannot use.

I began gem and mineral collecting as a child in Maryland and Pennsylvania in the late 1960s and 1970s. In 1987 I moved to the mountains of Western North Carolina. By 1989, I was back out hunting gems. In 1998, I formed Jacquot & Son Mining with my son R.J. We provided guided tours to local mines. I have written books on gem and fossil hunting and currently publish the American Rockhound magazine & book series. I was part owner of the Sharpes Emerald Prospect in Hiddenite, North Carolina and manage the Crabtree Emerald Mine in Little Switzerland, North Carolina.

Feel free to call or email me with any questions;

Richard Jacquot