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B958 - Gold $ 1500
Homestake Mine, Lead, Lawrence Co., South Dakota, USA
miniature - 4.8 x 2.5 x 1.8 cm


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Gold from Homestake Mine, Lead, Lawrence Co., South Dakota, USA [db_pics/pics/b958a.jpg] Gold from Homestake Mine, Lead, Lawrence Co., South Dakota, USA [db_pics/pics/b958b.jpg] Gold from Homestake Mine, Lead, Lawrence Co., South Dakota, USA [db_pics/pics/b958c.jpg] Gold from Homestake Mine, Lead, Lawrence Co., South Dakota, USA [db_pics/pics/b958d.jpg] Gold from Homestake Mine, Lead, Lawrence Co., South Dakota, USA [db_pics/pics/b958e.jpg] Gold from Homestake Mine, Lead, Lawrence Co., South Dakota, USA [db_pics/pics/b958f.jpg]

Discovered in 1875, the Homestake Mine was a deep underground gold mine that operated until 2002. For a period, it was the largest and deepest gold mine in North America. The mine produced more than forty million troy ounces of gold during its lifetime. Despite this, Gold specimens from this mine are scarce. This specimen features multiple areas of exposed Gold in a Quartz matrix along with what are likely Arsenopyrite crystals (two old labels, one from the Hauck collection and one from Kristalle, indicate the other mineral is Sylvanite). The Gold extends all the way through the Quartz in areas. Uncommon, hard to find USA Gold specimen.


CT670 - Calcite on Natrolite $ 180
Springfield Butte, Lane Co., Oregon, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 4 x 3 cm


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Calcite on Natrolite from Springfield Butte, Lane Co., Oregon, USA [db_pics/pics/CT670a.jpg] Calcite on Natrolite from Springfield Butte, Lane Co., Oregon, USA [db_pics/pics/CT670b.jpg] Calcite on Natrolite from Springfield Butte, Lane Co., Oregon, USA [db_pics/pics/CT670c.jpg] Calcite on Natrolite from Springfield Butte, Lane Co., Oregon, USA [db_pics/pics/CT670d.jpg] Calcite on Natrolite from Springfield Butte, Lane Co., Oregon, USA [db_pics/pics/CT670e.jpg]

Elongated scalenohedral Calcite crystals atop white needles of Natrolite. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection and a beautiful example of a northwest USA zeolite, one of Chuck's specialties due to his geological work in the area. This was self collected by Chuck in 1962. Though he collected hundreds of specimens, this one was considered fine enough by Chuck to be saved in in his personal collection and comes with his hand written label.


CT671 - Apophyllite $ 90
Fall Creek Quarry, Lane Co., Oregon, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 7.5 x 3 cm


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Apophyllite from Fall Creek Quarry, Lane Co., Oregon, USA [db_pics/pics/CT671a.jpg] Apophyllite from Fall Creek Quarry, Lane Co., Oregon, USA [db_pics/pics/CT671b.jpg] Apophyllite from Fall Creek Quarry, Lane Co., Oregon, USA [db_pics/pics/CT671c.jpg]

Lustrous, transparent Apophyllite crystals atop white Quartz. Good crystals on both sides. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection and a beautiful example of a northwest USA zeolite, one of Chuck's specialties due to his geological work in the area. This was self collected by Chuck in 1966. Though he collected hundreds of specimens, this one was considered fine enough by Chuck to be saved in in his personal collection and comes with his hand written label.


CT672 - Amethyst var. Grape Agate $ 225 SOLD
Mamuju, Sulawesi, Indonesia
small cabinet - 9 x 6 x 4 cm


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Amethyst var. Grape Agate from Mamuju, Sulawesi, Indonesia [db_pics/pics/CT672a.jpg] Amethyst var. Grape Agate from Mamuju, Sulawesi, Indonesia [db_pics/pics/CT672b.jpg] Amethyst var. Grape Agate from Mamuju, Sulawesi, Indonesia [db_pics/pics/CT672c.jpg] Amethyst var. Grape Agate from Mamuju, Sulawesi, Indonesia [db_pics/pics/CT672d.jpg] Amethyst var. Grape Agate from Mamuju, Sulawesi, Indonesia [db_pics/pics/CT672e.jpg]

Cluster of interconnected spheres of purple Quartz var. Amethyst known as 'Grape Agate'. This specimen has the qualities of the best Grape Agates including deep purple color and sparkling luster. This one is a little different than most in that a large mass of solid Amethyst (not interconnected spheres) serves as a 'matrix' of sorts for the cluster of spheres on top.


CT650 - Liddicoatite $ 1800
Anjanabonoina, Madagascar
cabinet - 12.2 x 9 x 0.4 cm


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Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/CT650a.jpg] Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/CT650b.jpg] Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/CT650c.jpg]

Cut and polished slice of Liddicoatite (a species of Tourmaline) from old finds in Madagascar. Cur parallel to the C-axis, the slice reveals the colorful interior of what would have appeared to otherwise be a dark crystal. Triangular color zoning of greens, blues, and purple. Well polished on both sides, weighs 87.09 grams.


CT651 - Liddicoatite $ 500 SOLD
Anjanabonoina, Madagascar
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5.7 x 0.3 cm


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Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/CT651a.jpg] Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/CT651b.jpg] Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/CT651c.jpg] Liddicoatite from Anjanabonoina, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/CT651d.jpg]

Cut and polished slice of Liddicoatite (a species of Tourmaline) from old finds in Madagascar. Cur parallel to the C-axis, the slice reveals the colorful interior of what would have appeared to otherwise be a dark crystal. Triangular color zoning of greens and yellows. Well polished on both sides, weighs 20.31 grams.


CT657 - Thomasite $ 120
Amudika River, near Mirny, Yakutia, Siberia, Russia
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 1.7 cm


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Thomasite from Amudika River, near Mirny, Yakutia, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/CT657a.jpg] Thomasite from Amudika River, near Mirny, Yakutia, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/CT657b.jpg] Thomasite from Amudika River, near Mirny, Yakutia, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/CT657c.jpg] Thomasite from Amudika River, near Mirny, Yakutia, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/CT657d.jpg]

Cluster of pink Thomasite from an obscure Russian locality. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection acquired by Chuck in 1992.


CT659 - Thomasite $ 120
Amudika River, near Mirny, Yakutia, Siberia, Russia
miniature - 3.2 x 2.2 x 1.8 cm


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Thomasite from Amudika River, near Mirny, Yakutia, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/CT659a.jpg] Thomasite from Amudika River, near Mirny, Yakutia, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/CT659b.jpg] Thomasite from Amudika River, near Mirny, Yakutia, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/CT659c.jpg] Thomasite from Amudika River, near Mirny, Yakutia, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/CT659d.jpg]

Cluster of pink Thomasite from an obscure Russian locality. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection acquired by Chuck in 1992.


CT673 - Benitoite $ 350 SOLD
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
miniature - 5 x 4 x 2.5 cm


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Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT673a.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT673b.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT673c.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT673d.jpg]

Deep blue Benitoite crystals to 1cm on matrix. The crystals on this specimen have two great attributes for a Benitoite specimen - deep blue color and luster, which is not common to find with Benitoite specimens.


CT687 - Erythrite $ 90
Bou Azzer, Morocco
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.3 x 1 cm


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Erythrite from Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/CT687a.jpg] Erythrite from Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/CT687b.jpg] Erythrite from Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/CT687c.jpg] Erythrite from Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/CT687d.jpg]

Thumbnails sized Erythrite spceimn with a good isolated crystal on matrix.


CT682 - Tetrhedrite $ 1200
Peru
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Tetrhedrite from Peru [db_pics/pics/CT682a.jpg] Tetrhedrite from Peru [db_pics/pics/CT682b.jpg] Tetrhedrite from Peru [db_pics/pics/CT682c.jpg] Tetrhedrite from Peru [db_pics/pics/CT682d.jpg] Tetrhedrite from Peru [db_pics/pics/CT682e.jpg]

Large single Tetrahedrite, 3.5cm with some smaller attached crystals. Excellent size and undamaged with a slight coating of Chalcopyrite in areas. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


CT669 - Sapphire $ 180
Blue Jay Mine, Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada
miniature - 3.9 x 2.8 x 2 cm


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Sapphire from Blue Jay Mine, Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada [db_pics/pics/CT669a.jpg] Sapphire from Blue Jay Mine, Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada [db_pics/pics/CT669b.jpg] Sapphire from Blue Jay Mine, Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada [db_pics/pics/CT669c.jpg] Sapphire from Blue Jay Mine, Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada [db_pics/pics/CT669d.jpg] Sapphire from Blue Jay Mine, Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada [db_pics/pics/CT669e.jpg]

Cluster of deep blue, translucent Sapphire crystals from recent finds in Canada.


CT652 - Azurite (gem) $ 1500 SOLD
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 3.3 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Azurite (gem) from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT652b.jpg] Azurite (gem) from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT652c.jpg] Azurite (gem) from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT652e.jpg] Azurite (gem) from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT652f.jpg]

The Milpillas Mine is well know as one of the most prolific Azurite specimen mines ever, and is now closed. This specimen is one of the rarer styles from the mine - flat, tabular and transparent enough to facet into a gemstone. The main crystal is 3cm wide.


CT664 - Smithsonite after Dolomite $ 125
Philadelpia Mine, Rush, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA
miniature - 3.5 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm


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Smithsonite after Dolomite from Philadelpia Mine, Rush, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/CT664a.jpg] Smithsonite after Dolomite from Philadelpia Mine, Rush, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/CT664b.jpg] Smithsonite after Dolomite from Philadelpia Mine, Rush, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/CT664c.jpg] Smithsonite after Dolomite from Philadelpia Mine, Rush, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/CT664d.jpg] Smithsonite after Dolomite from Philadelpia Mine, Rush, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/CT664e.jpg]

Bright yellow crystals of Smithsonite replacing Dolomite, with the curving form of the former Dolomite crystal clearly evident. The bright color is caused by inclusions of Greenockite. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection acquired by Chuck in 1992.


CT739 - Mellite $ 275
Csordakúti Mine, Bicske-Csordakút, Bicskei District, Fejér County, Hungary
thumbnail - 3 x 2.7 x 2.2 cm


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Mellite from Csordakúti Mine, Bicske-Csordakút, Bicskei District, Fejér County, Hungary [db_pics/pics/CT739a.jpg] Mellite from Csordakúti Mine, Bicske-Csordakút, Bicskei District, Fejér County, Hungary [db_pics/pics/CT739b.jpg] Mellite from Csordakúti Mine, Bicske-Csordakút, Bicskei District, Fejér County, Hungary [db_pics/pics/CT739c.jpg] Mellite from Csordakúti Mine, Bicske-Csordakút, Bicskei District, Fejér County, Hungary [db_pics/pics/CT739d.jpg]

Fine single crystal of the unusual organic mineral Mellite, 2.7cm wide tip to tip, with smaller attached crystals. A seldom seen rarity that, according to Mindat, has been found in only 12 localities worldwide. It occurs as a secondary mineral in lignite deposits. The crystals are translucent, with light brown color and sharp form. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection acquired by Chuck in 1987.
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