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CT541 - Neptunite with Joaquinite $ 950
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 2 cm


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Neptunite with Joaquinite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT541a.jpg] Neptunite with Joaquinite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT541b.jpg] Neptunite with Joaquinite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT541c.jpg] Neptunite with Joaquinite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT541d.jpg] Neptunite with Joaquinite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT541e.jpg]

Thick, lustrous black Neptunite crystals on a flat matrix of Natrolite over schist. This is an old Steve Perry specimen that I purchased from Steve about 20 years ago and have kept in my collection ever since. All the crystals are terminated and undamaged, the main crystal is 2.5cm long. There are small brown Joaquinite crystals on the Natrolite.


CT546 - Phlogopite $ 120
Pain Pyit, Mogok, Myanmar
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


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Phlogopite from Pain Pyit, Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/CT546a.jpg] Phlogopite from Pain Pyit, Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/CT546b.jpg] Phlogopite from Pain Pyit, Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/CT546c.jpg] Phlogopite from Pain Pyit, Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/CT546e.jpg] Phlogopite from Pain Pyit, Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/CT546f.jpg]

Gem Phlogopyte crystals in white marble matrix. Old material from the Chuck Trantham collection.


CT539 - Gooscreekite $ 120 SOLD
Nasik, Maharashtra State, India
miniature - 3.9 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Gooscreekite from Nasik, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/CT539a.jpg] Gooscreekite from Nasik, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/CT539c.jpg] Gooscreekite from Nasik, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/CT539d.jpg] Gooscreekite from Nasik, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/CT539e.jpg]

A 2.7cm crystal of the rare zeolite Gooscreekite. The crystal stands up wonderfully on edge atop the matrix and displays well from either side. Old material from the Chuck Trantham collection. Comes with an old Frazier's Minerals label.


CT454 - Manganite $ 275
Ilfeld, Harz Mountains, Germany
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Manganite from Ilfeld, Harz Mountains, Germany [db_pics/pics/CT454a.jpg] Manganite from Ilfeld, Harz Mountains, Germany [db_pics/pics/CT454b.jpg] Manganite from Ilfeld, Harz Mountains, Germany [db_pics/pics/CT454c.jpg]

Shiny black crystals of Manganite from the classic German locality. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection, and in the Robert Philips collection before Chuck.


CT465 - Cobaltian Calcite $ 350
Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 2.5 cm


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Cobaltian Calcite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/CT465a.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/CT465b.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/CT465c.jpg]

Well saturated purple pink crystals of Cobaltian Calcitewith crystals to 1cm in size. Undamaged and sawcut on back. Old material from the Chuck Trantham collection.


CT575 - Brewsterite with Harmotome $ 125
Whitesmith Mine, Strontian, Argyllshire, Scotland
thumbnail - 2.2 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Brewsterite with Harmotome from Whitesmith Mine, Strontian, Argyllshire, Scotland [db_pics/pics/CT575a.jpg] Brewsterite with Harmotome from Whitesmith Mine, Strontian, Argyllshire, Scotland [db_pics/pics/CT575b.jpg] Brewsterite with Harmotome from Whitesmith Mine, Strontian, Argyllshire, Scotland [db_pics/pics/CT575c.jpg] Brewsterite with Harmotome from Whitesmith Mine, Strontian, Argyllshire, Scotland [db_pics/pics/CT575d.jpg]

Specimen of Brewsterite, a rare strontian member of the zeolite family, with Harmotome. Open vug filled with transparent to translucent sparkling crystals. From the type locality in Scotland. Old material from the Chuck Trantham collection.


CT577 - Linarite and Anglesite after Galena $ 225 SOLD
Blanchard Mine, Socorro Co., New Mexico, USA
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.2 cm


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Linarite and Anglesite after Galena from Blanchard Mine, Socorro Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/CT577a.jpg] Linarite and Anglesite after Galena from Blanchard Mine, Socorro Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/CT577b.jpg] Linarite and Anglesite after Galena from Blanchard Mine, Socorro Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/CT577c.jpg] Linarite and Anglesite after Galena from Blanchard Mine, Socorro Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/CT577d.jpg]

Crystal of Galena atop sparkling Quartz crystals that has been partially psuedomorphed to Linarite and Anglesite. This si a particularly colorful specimen with deep blue highly saturated Linarite crystals. The Linarite crystalliztion is also exceptional - not just a blue coating, it's very 3-dimensioanl with raised crystals up off the surface of the Galena. Old material from the Chuck Trantham collection.


CT452 - Pyragyrite $ 4500 SOLD
St. Andreasberg, Harz, Germany
small cabinet - 6.7 x 5 x 4 cm


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Pyragyrite from St. Andreasberg, Harz, Germany [db_pics/pics/CT452a.jpg] Pyragyrite from St. Andreasberg, Harz, Germany [db_pics/pics/CT452b.jpg] Pyragyrite from St. Andreasberg, Harz, Germany [db_pics/pics/CT452c.jpg] Pyragyrite from St. Andreasberg, Harz, Germany [db_pics/pics/CT452f.jpg]

Old specimen of Pyragyrite from St. Andreasberg. Nothing but crystals all over, it's solid Pyrargyrite with a bit of attached white Calcite. There are a couple missing crystals, but it's in great condition overall. Translucent red when backlit.


CT596 - Copper on Prehnite $ 200
Shaft #10, Osceola Mine, Calumet, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 4.5 x 3 cm


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Copper on Prehnite from Shaft #10, Osceola Mine, Calumet, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/CT596a.jpg] Copper on Prehnite from Shaft #10, Osceola Mine, Calumet, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/CT596b.jpg] Copper on Prehnite from Shaft #10, Osceola Mine, Calumet, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/CT596c.jpg] Copper on Prehnite from Shaft #10, Osceola Mine, Calumet, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/CT596d.jpg]

Copper crystals in an open vug lined with green Prehnite and Quartz crystals. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection. Old Robert Ray collection label included.


CT476 - Legrandite $ 125 SOLD
Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.2 x 2 cm


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Legrandite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT476a.jpg] Legrandite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT476b.jpg] Legrandite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT476c.jpg]

Undamaged 8mm crystal group on matrix. Excellent color and quality. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


CT477 - Analcime $ 75
Prospect Park Quarry, Patterson, New Jersey, USA
thumbnail - 2 x 2 x 2 cm


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Analcime from Prospect Park Quarry, Patterson, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/CT477a.jpg] Analcime from Prospect Park Quarry, Patterson, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/CT477b.jpg] Analcime from Prospect Park Quarry, Patterson, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/CT477c.jpg] Analcime from Prospect Park Quarry, Patterson, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/CT477d.jpg]

Single, equant Analcime crystal, complete all around and undamaged. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


CT507 - Copper after Azurite $ 175 SOLD
Copper Rose Mine, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA
miniature - 3.8 x 2.8 x 2 cm


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Copper after Azurite from Copper Rose Mine, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/CT507a.jpg] Copper after Azurite from Copper Rose Mine, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/CT507b.jpg] Copper after Azurite from Copper Rose Mine, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/CT507c.jpg] Copper after Azurite from Copper Rose Mine, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/CT507e.jpg] Copper after Azurite from Copper Rose Mine, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/CT507f.jpg]

Floater cluster of Copper with well formed crystals. This is a replacement of Copper after an Azurite cluster and has well separated, distinct crystals. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


FP102 - Chambersite $ 300 SOLD
Venice Salt Dome, Lousiana, USA
thumbnail - 0.6 x 0.6 x 0.6 cm


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Chambersite from Venice Salt Dome, Lousiana, USA [db_pics/pics/FP102a.jpg] Chambersite from Venice Salt Dome, Lousiana, USA [db_pics/pics/FP102b.jpg]

Complete and undamaged tetrahedron of Chambersite, a rare mineral found in salt formations in a small number of localities worldwide. Translucent 'Amethyst' purple in color and collected by Fred Pough in 1970. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


CT527 - Quartz with Inclusions $ 175
North Trinity Mountains, Lovelock, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA
thumbnail - 2 x 1.1 x 1 cm


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Quartz with Inclusions from North Trinity Mountains, Lovelock, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/CT527a.jpg] Quartz with Inclusions from North Trinity Mountains, Lovelock, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/CT527b.jpg] Quartz with Inclusions from North Trinity Mountains, Lovelock, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/CT527c.jpg] Quartz with Inclusions from North Trinity Mountains, Lovelock, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/CT527d.jpg]

Single clear Quartz crystal heavily included by silvery crystals of a mixture of galena, pyrite, chalcopyrite, and tetrahedrite (Ag-rich 'Freibergite'). Ex. Chuck Trantham collection. Acquired by Chuck in 1980 from Al McGuinness

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