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CT283 - Santaclaraite $ 75 SOLD
Pennsylvania Mine, Sugarloaf Mountain, Black Wonder Mining District, Santa Clara Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 5.5 x 2 cm


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Santaclaraite from Pennsylvania Mine, Sugarloaf Mountain, Black Wonder Mining District, Santa Clara Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT283a.jpg] Santaclaraite from Pennsylvania Mine, Sugarloaf Mountain, Black Wonder Mining District, Santa Clara Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT283b.jpg] Santaclaraite from Pennsylvania Mine, Sugarloaf Mountain, Black Wonder Mining District, Santa Clara Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT283c.jpg] Santaclaraite from Pennsylvania Mine, Sugarloaf Mountain, Black Wonder Mining District, Santa Clara Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT283d.jpg]

Pink Santaclaraite from the type locality for the species. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


CT300 - Clinotyrolite $ 45 SOLD
Bolivia Nickel Mine, Lovelock, Perhsing Co., Nevada, USA
miniature - 4 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


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Clinotyrolite from Bolivia Nickel Mine, Lovelock, Perhsing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/CT300a.jpg] Clinotyrolite from Bolivia Nickel Mine, Lovelock, Perhsing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/CT300b.jpg] Clinotyrolite from Bolivia Nickel Mine, Lovelock, Perhsing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/CT300c.jpg]

Blue/green Clinotyrolite on matrix. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


CT506 - Nissonite $ 75
Llanada Copper Mine, Panoche, San Benito Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3 x 1 cm


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Nissonite from Llanada Copper Mine, Panoche, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT506a.jpg] Nissonite from Llanada Copper Mine, Panoche, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT506b.jpg] Nissonite from Llanada Copper Mine, Panoche, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT506d.jpg]

Blue//green Nissonite, a rare phosphate mineral, on matrix from the type locality. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection. From MINDAT: Named for William H. Nisson (1912–1965), amateur mineralogist, mineral collector and dealer, of Petaluma, California, USA, who first noted the mineral.


CT548 - Liebigite $ 60 SOLD
Schwartzwalder Mine, Ralston Buttes Mining District, Jefferson Co., Colorado, USA
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1 x 1 cm


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Liebigite from Schwartzwalder Mine, Ralston Buttes Mining District, Jefferson Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/CT548a.jpg] Liebigite from Schwartzwalder Mine, Ralston Buttes Mining District, Jefferson Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/CT548b.jpg] Liebigite from Schwartzwalder Mine, Ralston Buttes Mining District, Jefferson Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/CT548c.jpg] Liebigite from Schwartzwalder Mine, Ralston Buttes Mining District, Jefferson Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/CT548d.jpg]

Yellow crystals of Liebigite, a rare uranium mineral, lining a vug in matrix. According to MINDAT, the Schwartzwalder uranium deposit, in the Front Range west of Denver, Colorado, is the largest vein-type uranium deposit in the United States. Named in honor of Justus Freiherr von Liebig, a chemist who is considered one of the principal founders of analytical and organic chemistry.


CT462 - Vaugnatite $ 150
Copper King Mine, Red Mountain, Mendocino Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 7.2 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Vaugnatite from Copper King Mine, Red Mountain, Mendocino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT462a.jpg] Vaugnatite from Copper King Mine, Red Mountain, Mendocino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT462b.jpg] Vaugnatite from Copper King Mine, Red Mountain, Mendocino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT462c.jpg]

Glassy, colorless/white orthorhombic crystals of vuagnatite, a rare silicate mineral, on matrix. Collected by Chuck Trantham in 1982 and valued at that time at $100.


CT406 - Vaugnatite $ 200
Copper King Mine, Red Mountain, Mendocino Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 2.5 cm


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Vaugnatite from Copper King Mine, Red Mountain, Mendocino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT406a.jpg] Vaugnatite from Copper King Mine, Red Mountain, Mendocino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT406b.jpg] Vaugnatite from Copper King Mine, Red Mountain, Mendocino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT406c.jpg]

Glassy, colorless/white orthorhombic crystals of vuagnatite, a rare silicate mineral, on matrix. Collected by Chuck Trantham in 1982. His old label shows a price of $200.


CT304 - Meta-Tuyamunite $ 40
Shirley Basin, Carbon Co., Wyoming, USA
miniature - 3.5 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm


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Meta-Tuyamunite from Shirley Basin, Carbon Co., Wyoming, USA [db_pics/pics/CT304a.jpg] Meta-Tuyamunite from Shirley Basin, Carbon Co., Wyoming, USA [db_pics/pics/CT304b.jpg] Meta-Tuyamunite from Shirley Basin, Carbon Co., Wyoming, USA [db_pics/pics/CT304c.jpg]

Yellow Meta-Tuyamunite, a rare uranium mineral in the Carnotite group of minerals, on matrix. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.
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