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D721 - Tourmaline $ 4500 (=~ ¥ 476910)
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.


K202 - Prehnite $ 450 (=~ ¥ 47691)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 9 x 5.5 x 4.5 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K202a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K202b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K202c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K202d.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K202e.jpg]

Large, distinct crystal clusters of Prehite atop a Graphite matrix. A beautiful example of the recent style found in 2019 that form elongated clusters that taper to a thin chisel-tip termination. This style also has a more bluegreen yellow color (as compared to previous with a more lemon yellow color) that doesn't get picked up by the camera very well. Wonderful piece that displays very well.


K934 - Prehnite $ 250 (=~ ¥ 26495)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.4 x 3.5 x 3.2 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K934a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K934b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K934c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K934d.jpg]

Large, distinct crystals of Prehite atop a bit of Graphite matrix. Translucent with great yellow color yellow color. The size of the individual crystals is remarkable and uncommon for Prehnite as a species. It is contacted on one side where a Tanzanite crystal grew, and bits of Tanzanite remain attached.


K466 - Prehnite $ 350 (=~ ¥ 37093)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 2 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K466a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K466b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K466c.jpg]

Large, distinct crystals of Prehite atop a bit of Graphite matrix. Translucent with great yellow color yellow color. The size of the individual crystals is remarkable and uncommon for Prehnite as a species. Undamaged.


CT342 - Realgar $ 150 (=~ ¥ 15897)
Getchell Mine Humboldt Co., Nevada, USA
miniature - 5 x 5 x 4 cm


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Realgar from Getchell Mine Humboldt Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/CT342a.jpg] Realgar from Getchell Mine Humboldt Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/CT342c.jpg] Realgar from Getchell Mine Humboldt Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/CT342d.jpg]

Bright, translucent acicular Realgar crystals covering surfaces and filling vugs in matrix. Ex. Trantham collection #225 acquired in 1979 and valued at that time at $20.


CT113 - Cerussite $ 150 (=~ ¥ 15897)
Touissit, Morocco
thumbnail - 3 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


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Cerussite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/CT113a.jpg] Cerussite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/CT113b.jpg] Cerussite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/CT113c.jpg]

White 'snowflake' Cerussite cluster. Old material from the Chuck Trantham collection.


CT114 - Cerussite $ 150 (=~ ¥ 15897)
Touissit, Morocco
thumbnail - 3 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm


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Cerussite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/CT114a.jpg] Cerussite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/CT114b.jpg] Cerussite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/CT114c.jpg]

White 'snowflake' Cerussite cluster 2.1cm wide, on matrix. Old material from the Chuck Trantham collection.


CT116 - Cerussite $ 180 (=~ ¥ 19076)
Touissit, Morocco
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 1.8 cm


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Cerussite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/CT116a.jpg] Cerussite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/CT116b.jpg]

White 'snowflake' Cerussite cluster. Old material from the Chuck Trantham collection.


CT351 - Autunite $ 300 (=~ ¥ 31794) SOLD
Mount Spokane, Spokane Co., Washington, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 2.5 cm


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Autunite from Mount Spokane, Spokane Co., Washington, USA [db_pics/pics/CT351a.jpg] Autunite from Mount Spokane, Spokane Co., Washington, USA [db_pics/pics/CT351b.jpg] Autunite from Mount Spokane, Spokane Co., Washington, USA [db_pics/pics/CT351c.jpg] Autunite from Mount Spokane, Spokane Co., Washington, USA [db_pics/pics/CT351d.jpg]

Bright yellow/green platy crystals of Autunite. Specimen is all Autunite crystals with no matrix. Great example from Mount Spokane (NOT from the Daybreak Mine on Mount Kit Carson). Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


CT295 - Dumortierite $ 50 (=~ ¥ 5299) SOLD
Moramanga, Madagascar
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.8 x 1.2 cm


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Dumortierite from Moramanga, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/CT295a.jpg] Dumortierite from Moramanga, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/CT295c.jpg] Dumortierite from Moramanga, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/CT295d.jpg]

Massive crystalline Dumortierite with long included crystals to 1.5cm.


CT309 - Silver $ 225 (=~ ¥ 23846)
Smuggler Mine, Aspen, Colorado, USA
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1.4 x 0.5 cm


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Silver from Smuggler Mine, Aspen, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/CT309a.jpg] Silver from Smuggler Mine, Aspen, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/CT309b.jpg] Silver from Smuggler Mine, Aspen, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/CT309c.jpg]

Sheet of solid Silver from the Smuggler Mine. Silver specimens from Aspen are very uncommon. Rare old specimen from the Chuck Trantham collection.


D595 - Manganocalcite on Quartz $ 850 (=~ ¥ 90083)
Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 3.5 cm


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Manganocalcite on Quartz from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/D595a.jpg] Manganocalcite on Quartz from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/D595b.jpg] Manganocalcite on Quartz from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/D595c.jpg] Manganocalcite on Quartz from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/D595d.jpg] Manganocalcite on Quartz from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/D595e.jpg] Manganocalcite on Quartz from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/D595f.jpg]

Lenticular pink Manganocalcite crystals to 3.5cm associated with transparent Quartz crystals. Both species are fine quality and combine to form a highly aesthetic arrangement. The Quartz has a nice chlorite phantom at mid-crystal. Undamaged.


CT399 - Inderite $ 300 (=~ ¥ 31794)
Boron, Kern Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 3 x 2 cm


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Inderite from Boron, Kern Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT399a.jpg] Inderite from Boron, Kern Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT399b.jpg] Inderite from Boron, Kern Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT399c.jpg] Inderite from Boron, Kern Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT399e.jpg] Inderite from Boron, Kern Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT399f.jpg]

Well formed cluster of terminated, translucent Inderite crystals. Elegant, prismatic crystals with a thin coating of white Tincalconite in areas. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection #53. Though Chuck saw many of these, this was the one he decided to keep, for obvious reasons.


CT366 - Tourmaline $ 650 (=~ ¥ 68887)
Cruziero Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 5 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT366a.jpg] Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT366b.jpg] Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT366c.jpg] Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT366d.jpg]

Glassy pink Tourmaline crystal with a flat termination. Translucent to transparent with a deeper pink core and and an especially 'hot' pink zone at the termination. Some edge chipping is present along the termination but it's in overall good condition, and an older piece out of the Chuck Trantham collection. Weighs 34.24 grams.


CT350 - Analcime $ 275 (=~ ¥ 29144)
North Table Mountain, Golden, Colorado, USA
miniature - 3.5 x 3.2 x 3 cm


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Analcime from North Table Mountain, Golden, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/CT350a.jpg] Analcime from North Table Mountain, Golden, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/CT350b.jpg] Analcime from North Table Mountain, Golden, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/CT350c.jpg] Analcime from North Table Mountain, Golden, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/CT350d.jpg]

Well formed, equant single Analcime crystal with smaller attached crystals. This locality has produced Colorado's finest zeolites and this is considered a large crystal for the locality. Complete all around and undamaged.

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