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CT425 - Chlorite after Garnet $ 220
Oldman Ranch, Wyoming, USA
miniature - 5 x 4 x 3.2 cm


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Chlorite after Garnet from Oldman Ranch, Wyoming, USA [db_pics/pics/CT425a.jpg] Chlorite after Garnet from Oldman Ranch, Wyoming, USA [db_pics/pics/CT425b.jpg] Chlorite after Garnet from Oldman Ranch, Wyoming, USA [db_pics/pics/CT425c.jpg] Chlorite after Garnet from Oldman Ranch, Wyoming, USA [db_pics/pics/CT425d.jpg]

Large, complete dodecahedral crystal of Chlorite after Garnet. There is an indentation on the back face, otherwise it has perfect flat faces all around. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection acquired from Dyck's Minerals in 1987.


CT282 - Cinnabar $ 75
Culver Baer Mine, near Mercuryville, Sonoma Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4 x 1.5 cm


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Cinnabar from Culver Baer Mine, near Mercuryville, Sonoma Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT282a.jpg] Cinnabar from Culver Baer Mine, near Mercuryville, Sonoma Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT282b.jpg] Cinnabar from Culver Baer Mine, near Mercuryville, Sonoma Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT282c.jpg]

Long, flay laying crystals of Cinnabar on matrix from an obscure California mercury mine that began operation in 1872. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection, self collected by Chuck back in 1976.


CT357 - Wulfenite $ 125
Red Cloud Mine, Yuma Co., Arizona, USA
miniature - 4 x 4 x 2.2 cm


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Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, Yuma Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/CT357a.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, Yuma Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/CT357b.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, Yuma Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/CT357c.jpg]

Several translucent orange/red Wulfenite crystals on matrix. Largest crystal on top is 1.1cm wide.


CT404 - Natrolite $ 275
Chimney Rock Quarry, Somerset Co., New Jersey, USA
small cabinet - 5.2 x 0.9 x 0.9 cm


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Natrolite from Chimney Rock Quarry, Somerset Co., New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/CT404a.jpg] Natrolite from Chimney Rock Quarry, Somerset Co., New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/CT404b.jpg] Natrolite from Chimney Rock Quarry, Somerset Co., New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/CT404c.jpg] Natrolite from Chimney Rock Quarry, Somerset Co., New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/CT404d.jpg] Natrolite from Chimney Rock Quarry, Somerset Co., New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/CT404e.jpg]

Single well terminated Natrolite crystal. Transparent crystal with some small crystals and coatings on two sides. Undamaged and even has a nice phantom about 1cm down from the termination. Old material from the classic USA locality that produced what are considered some of the world's best Natrolites.


CT405 - Natrolite $ 275
Chimney Rock Quarry, Somerset Co., New Jersey, USA
miniature - 4.6 x 1.3 x 1 cm


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Natrolite from Chimney Rock Quarry, Somerset Co., New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/CT405a.jpg] Natrolite from Chimney Rock Quarry, Somerset Co., New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/CT405b.jpg] Natrolite from Chimney Rock Quarry, Somerset Co., New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/CT405c.jpg] Natrolite from Chimney Rock Quarry, Somerset Co., New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/CT405d.jpg] Natrolite from Chimney Rock Quarry, Somerset Co., New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/CT405e.jpg]

Single well terminated Natrolite crystal. Transparent and undamaged. Old material from the classic USA locality that produced what are considered some of the world's best Natrolites.


CT419 - Spessartine $ 500
Marienfluss, Kunene Region, Namibia
thumbnail - 1.2 x 1 x 1 cm


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Spessartine from Marienfluss, Kunene Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/CT419a.jpg] Spessartine from Marienfluss, Kunene Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/CT419c.jpg] Spessartine from Marienfluss, Kunene Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/CT419d.jpg]

Single Spessartine from 1990s finds at Marienfluss, located near the border with Angola. The color is an amazing vidid citrus orange. These form tightly in a Biotite schist, and this one has a few indentations on the backside, but overall it's in great comdion and complete all around. These were never abundant and now even harder to find.


CT335 - Annabergite $ 200
Kamariza, Laurium, Greece
miniature - 3.8 x 3.2 x 1.5 cm


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Annabergite from Kamariza, Laurium, Greece [db_pics/pics/CT335a.jpg] Annabergite from Kamariza, Laurium, Greece [db_pics/pics/CT335b.jpg] Annabergite from Kamariza, Laurium, Greece [db_pics/pics/CT335c.jpg]

Vuggy matrix filled with bright green Annabergite crystals. Ex. Robert Philips collection.


CT248 - Mimetite on Cerussite $ 150
Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 2 cm


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Mimetite on Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/CT248aa.jpg] Mimetite on Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/CT248b.jpg] Mimetite on Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/CT248d.jpg]

Glassy Cerussite crystal partially coated by yellow Mimetite (old label says Beaverite) on a Mottramite coated matrix.


CT147 - Enargite $ 75
Butte, Silver bow Co., Montana, USA
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Enargite from Butte, Silver bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/CT147a.jpg] Enargite from Butte, Silver bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/CT147b.jpg] Enargite from Butte, Silver bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/CT147c.jpg] Enargite from Butte, Silver bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/CT147d.jpg]

Well terminated Enargite crystals to 7mm wide. Thumbnail sized specimen of a Butte and USA classic.


CT421 - Stibnite and Calcite $ 120
Mexico
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1.2 x 1 cm


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Stibnite and Calcite from Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT421a.jpg] Stibnite and Calcite from Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT421b.jpg] Stibnite and Calcite from Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT421c.jpg] Stibnite and Calcite from Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT421d.jpg]

Double-terminated Calcite crystal with attached and included Stibnite. The Calcite would be fairly transparent if not for all the Stibnite inclusions. Old specimen from the Chuck trantham collection. The label only indicates a locality of 'Mexico' and that is was acquired in 1997.


CT422 - Tourmaline $ 120
Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 3 x 1.7 x 1.5 cm


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Tourmaline from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT422a.jpg] Tourmaline from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT422b.jpg] Tourmaline from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT422c.jpg] Tourmaline from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT422d.jpg]

Terminated single Tourmaline crystal, primarily green but with areas of red coloration. Translucent and complete all around. Weighs 15.18 grams.


CT426 - Atacamite $ 350 SOLD
La Farola Mine, Copiapo, Chile
small cabinet - 5.3 x 4 x 2.2 cm


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Atacamite from La Farola Mine, Copiapo, Chile [db_pics/pics/CT426a.jpg] Atacamite from La Farola Mine, Copiapo, Chile [db_pics/pics/CT426b.jpg] Atacamite from La Farola Mine, Copiapo, Chile [db_pics/pics/CT426c.jpg] Atacamite from La Farola Mine, Copiapo, Chile [db_pics/pics/CT426d.jpg] Atacamite from La Farola Mine, Copiapo, Chile [db_pics/pics/CT426e.jpg]

Beautiful Atacamite specimen featuring two rosette formations deep green crystals. A highly aesthetic example, certainly my favorite of any I've ever had. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection acquired from Al McGuinness in 1979. Sawcut on back.


CT427 - Wulfenite $ 120
Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexcio
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexcio [db_pics/pics/CT427a.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexcio [db_pics/pics/CT427b.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexcio [db_pics/pics/CT427c.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexcio [db_pics/pics/CT427d.jpg]

Calcite crystal lined vug filled with chunky orange Wulfenite crystals to 8mm. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection acquired in 1976.


CT432 - Marcasite $ 160
Cap Blanc-Nez, Escalles, Pas-de-Calais, Hauts-de-France, France
miniature - 3.8 x 3.6 x 3 cm


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Marcasite from Cap Blanc-Nez, Escalles, Pas-de-Calais, Hauts-de-France, France [db_pics/pics/CT432a.jpg] Marcasite from Cap Blanc-Nez, Escalles, Pas-de-Calais, Hauts-de-France, France [db_pics/pics/CT432b.jpg] Marcasite from Cap Blanc-Nez, Escalles, Pas-de-Calais, Hauts-de-France, France [db_pics/pics/CT432c.jpg] Marcasite from Cap Blanc-Nez, Escalles, Pas-de-Calais, Hauts-de-France, France [db_pics/pics/CT432d.jpg] Marcasite from Cap Blanc-Nez, Escalles, Pas-de-Calais, Hauts-de-France, France [db_pics/pics/CT432e.jpg]

Pristine cluster of golden metallic Marcasite crystals on matrix. The crystal group is 3cm wide with individual twinned crystals to 1cm in size. I understand these were found between the mid 1970s and the mid 1980s and collecting here is now prohibited because the site is now a natural reserve. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection acquired from Al McGuinness with label.


CT431 - Anglesite $ 200
Touissit Mine, Oujda, Morocco
miniature - 3.2 x 1.3 x 0.5 cm


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Anglesite from Touissit Mine, Oujda, Morocco [db_pics/pics/CT431a.jpg] Anglesite from Touissit Mine, Oujda, Morocco [db_pics/pics/CT431b.jpg] Anglesite from Touissit Mine, Oujda, Morocco [db_pics/pics/CT431c.jpg] Anglesite from Touissit Mine, Oujda, Morocco [db_pics/pics/CT431d.jpg]

Complete, well terminated single Anglesite crystal in remarkably great condition considering it's age and the brittleness of these crystals. I found one micro chip on one edge, otherwise it's pristine all around. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.
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