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CT413 - Natrolite $ 350 (=~ AUS$ 453) SOLD
Poona, India
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6.5 x 5 cm


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Natrolite from Poona, India [db_pics/pics/CT413a.jpg] Natrolite from Poona, India [db_pics/pics/CT413b.jpg] Natrolite from Poona, India [db_pics/pics/CT413c.jpg] Natrolite from Poona, India [db_pics/pics/CT413f.jpg]

Dense radial spray of colorless Natrolite crystals. Individual crystals reach 5mm in thickness and sparkle across the terminations as you turn it in hand. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection that comes with a couple old labels, a Roberts Minerals label and a Cliff Kruger collection label. Old specimen in great condition.


CT458 - Pyrargyrite $ 280 (=~ AUS$ 363)
Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm


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Pyrargyrite from Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT458a.jpg] Pyrargyrite from Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT458b.jpg] Pyrargyrite from Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT458c.jpg] Pyrargyrite from Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT458d.jpg] Pyrargyrite from Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT458e.jpg]

Cluster of diverging Pyrargyrite crystals. Largest crystal is 9mm thick. These are sometimes refered to as 'ruby silver' due to the silver content of the mineral and the deep red coloration.


CT459 - Pyrargyrite $ 350 (=~ AUS$ 453)
Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico
thumbnail - 2 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


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Pyrargyrite from Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT459a.jpg] Pyrargyrite from Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT459b.jpg] Pyrargyrite from Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT459c.jpg] Pyrargyrite from Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT459d.jpg]

Cluster of diverging Pyrargyrite crystals. Largest crystal is 9mm thick. The crystals are translucent red when backlit. These are sometimes refered to as 'ruby silver' due to the silver content of the mineral and the deep red coloration. Undamaged and well crystallized all around.


CT525 - Thompsonite $ 125 (=~ AUS$ 162) SOLD
Amudika River, near Mirny, Yakutia, Siberia, Russia
thumbnail - 2.3 x 2.3 x 3 cm


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Thompsonite from Amudika River, near Mirny, Yakutia, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/CT525a.jpg] Thompsonite from Amudika River, near Mirny, Yakutia, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/CT525b.jpg] Thompsonite from Amudika River, near Mirny, Yakutia, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/CT525c.jpg] Thompsonite from Amudika River, near Mirny, Yakutia, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/CT525d.jpg]

Beautiful spherical crystal cluster of Thompsonite. Complete all around and undamaged. Neat locality. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection, acquired by Chuck in 1992.


CT505 - Hemimorphite $ 225 (=~ AUS$ 291)
79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 5.3 x 4.7 x 3 cm


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Hemimorphite from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/CT505a.jpg] Hemimorphite from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/CT505b.jpg] Hemimorphite from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/CT505c.jpg]

Vug completely filled by radial masses of light blue Hemimorphite crystals. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection. Undamaged.


K197 - Prehnite $ 650 (=~ AUS$ 842)
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 8 x 5.5 x 4 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K197a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K197b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K197c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K197d.jpg]

Large, thick translucent crystals of yellow Prehnite. This is a great cluster of crystals with top color and crystal form. Despite a bit of chipping, it represents the best of Merelani Prehnite, considered among the best in the world.


CT456 - Morganite on Quartz $ 350 (=~ AUS$ 453)
Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6 x 5.5 cm


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Morganite on Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT456a.jpg] Morganite on Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT456b.jpg] Morganite on Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT456c.jpg] Morganite on Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT456d.jpg] Morganite on Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT456e.jpg]

Colorless Quartz crystals with attached Morganite. The Morganite are etched with glassy luster, transparent, with a pink coloration. Ex. Chuck Trantham personal collection with label.


CT467 - Calcite on Amethyst $ 275 (=~ AUS$ 356)
Valencia Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico
small cabinet - 9 x 8.5 x 3 cm


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Calcite on Amethyst from Valencia Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT467a.jpg] Calcite on Amethyst from Valencia Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT467b.jpg] Calcite on Amethyst from Valencia Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT467c.jpg] Calcite on Amethyst from Valencia Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT467e.jpg] Calcite on Amethyst from Valencia Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT467f.jpg]

White Calcite crystals atop Amethyst crystals. The Calcite crystals are hollow.


CT511 - Cobaltian Calcite with Kolwezite $ 300 (=~ AUS$ 389) SOLD
Katanga, Congo (DRC)
miniature - 4.8 x 4.5 x 2 cm


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Cobaltian Calcite with Kolwezite from Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/CT511a.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite with Kolwezite from Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/CT511b.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite with Kolwezite from Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/CT511c.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite with Kolwezite from Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/CT511d.jpg]

Scalenohedral pink Cobaltian Calcite crystals covering the front face associated with rounded masses of Kolwezite. Ex. Cliff Krueger, Chuck Trantham collections.


CT502 - Hydromagnesite $ 125 (=~ AUS$ 162) SOLD
Soghan, Baft County, Kerman Province, Iran
small cabinet - 5.5 x 0.9 x 0.5 cm


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Hydromagnesite from Soghan, Baft County, Kerman Province, Iran [db_pics/pics/CT502a.jpg] Hydromagnesite from Soghan, Baft County, Kerman Province, Iran [db_pics/pics/CT502b.jpg] Hydromagnesite from Soghan, Baft County, Kerman Province, Iran [db_pics/pics/CT502c.jpg] Hydromagnesite from Soghan, Baft County, Kerman Province, Iran [db_pics/pics/CT502d.jpg]

Long, glassy Hydromagnesite crystals, divering out near the termination end. Comes with an old Al McGuinness label.


CT401 - Spinel with Pargasite $ 280 (=~ AUS$ 363)
Locality 2, Twin Lakes area, Fresno Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 5.2 x 4 x 1.3 cm


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Spinel with Pargasite from Locality 2, Twin Lakes area, Fresno Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT401a.jpg] Spinel with Pargasite from Locality 2, Twin Lakes area, Fresno Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT401b.jpg] Spinel with Pargasite from Locality 2, Twin Lakes area, Fresno Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT401c.jpg] Spinel with Pargasite from Locality 2, Twin Lakes area, Fresno Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT401d.jpg]

Well formed, translucent octahedrons of blue Spinel to 4mm in size associated with brown Pargasite crystals. Sawcut on back. Collected by Chuck Trantham and Al McGuinness in 1986.


CT510 - Heulandite on Quartz $ 220 (=~ AUS$ 285)
Prospect Park, New Jersey, USA
miniature - 4 x 2.8 x 2.5 cm


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Heulandite on Quartz from Prospect Park, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/CT510a.jpg] Heulandite on Quartz from Prospect Park, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/CT510b.jpg] Heulandite on Quartz from Prospect Park, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/CT510c.jpg] Heulandite on Quartz from Prospect Park, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/CT510d.jpg]

Large, fine quality Heulandite crystal atop drusy Quartz crystals. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection. Old label indicates it was purchased by Chuck from Frazier's minerals in 1991 and was formerly in the collection of Paul Patchick (#1102). Complete and undamaged.


CT482 - Rhodochrosite $ 125 (=~ AUS$ 162)
Cananea, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 1.7 cm


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Rhodochrosite from Cananea, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT482a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Cananea, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT482b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Cananea, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT482c.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Cananea, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT482d.jpg]

Pink Rhodochrosite crystals on matrix. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection. Old label indicates it was purchased by Chuck at an estate sale in Atherton, California in 1999.


CT545 - Bornite $ 300 (=~ AUS$ 389)
Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA
miniature - 3.7 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm


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Bornite from Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/CT545a.jpg] Bornite from Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/CT545b.jpg] Bornite from Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/CT545c.jpg]

Large single Bornite crystal with attached Pyrite crystals. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection, acquired by Chuck in June 1976.


CT534 - Chalcophanite $ 250 (=~ AUS$ 324) SOLD
Sterling Hill, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA
small cabinet - 6.3 x 5.5 x 4 cm


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Chalcophanite from Sterling Hill, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/CT534a.jpg] Chalcophanite from Sterling Hill, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/CT534c.jpg] Chalcophanite from Sterling Hill, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/CT534e.jpg] Chalcophanite from Sterling Hill, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/CT534f.jpg]

Specimen of Chalcophanite, a rare zinc iron manganese oxide mineral, from Sterling Hill. The specimen is solid Chalcophanite with vugs lined or filled with stalactitic-like formations of Chacophanite. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection and comes with old Frank Edwards and Trinity Minerals labels.

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