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A100 - Titanite with Melanite $ 150 (=~ CAN$ 193)
MT Jeannes Pit No. 2, Clear Creek, San Benito Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 4.5 x 3 cm


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Titanite with Melanite from MT Jeannes Pit No. 2, Clear Creek, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/A100a.jpg] Titanite with Melanite from MT Jeannes Pit No. 2, Clear Creek, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/A100b.jpg] Titanite with Melanite from MT Jeannes Pit No. 2, Clear Creek, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/A100c.jpg] Titanite with Melanite from MT Jeannes Pit No. 2, Clear Creek, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/A100d.jpg]

Pink Titanite (Sphene) crystals associated with black Andradite var. Melanite. This is one of only a handful of specimens found decades ago and a true rarity for a California or San Benito Co. collector. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection, collected by Chuck and Al McGuinness in 1982.


CT712 - Titanite with Melanite $ 250 (=~ CAN$ 321)
MT Jeannes Pit No. 2, Clear Creek, San Benito Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 7.5 x 7.5 x 2.5 cm


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Titanite with Melanite from MT Jeannes Pit No. 2, Clear Creek, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT712a.jpg] Titanite with Melanite from MT Jeannes Pit No. 2, Clear Creek, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT712b.jpg] Titanite with Melanite from MT Jeannes Pit No. 2, Clear Creek, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT712c.jpg] Titanite with Melanite from MT Jeannes Pit No. 2, Clear Creek, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT712d.jpg] Titanite with Melanite from MT Jeannes Pit No. 2, Clear Creek, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT712e.jpg]

Pink Titanite (Sphene) crystals associated with black Andradite var. Melanite. This is one of only a handful of specimens found decades ago and a true rarity for a California or San Benito Co. collector. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection, collected by Chuck and Al McGuinness in 1982.


CT569 - Chambersite $ 150 (=~ CAN$ 193) SOLD
Venice Salt Dome, Lousiana, USA
thumbnail - 0.4 x 0.4 x 0.4 cm


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Chambersite from Venice Salt Dome, Lousiana, USA [db_pics/pics/CT569a.jpg] Chambersite from Venice Salt Dome, Lousiana, USA [db_pics/pics/CT569b.jpg] Chambersite from Venice Salt Dome, Lousiana, USA [db_pics/pics/CT569c.jpg] Chambersite from Venice Salt Dome, Lousiana, USA [db_pics/pics/CT569d.jpg]

Complete and undamaged tetrahedron of Chambersite, a rare mineral found in salt formations in a small number of localities worldwide. One tip is slightly shorter and divided into 3 separate termiantion faces. Translucent 'Amethyst' purple in color and collected by Fred Pough in 1970. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


CT611 - Chambersite $ 240 (=~ CAN$ 308) 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/CT611a.jpg] Chambersite from Venice Salt Dome, Lousiana, USA [db_pics/pics/CT611b.jpg] Chambersite from Venice Salt Dome, Lousiana, USA [db_pics/pics/CT611c.jpg]

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


CT325 - Cassiterite $ 150 (=~ CAN$ 193) SOLD
Bisesero, Rwanda
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.3 x 1.1 cm


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Cassiterite from Bisesero, Rwanda [db_pics/pics/CT325a.jpg] Cassiterite from Bisesero, Rwanda [db_pics/pics/CT325b.jpg] Cassiterite from Bisesero, Rwanda [db_pics/pics/CT325c.jpg] Cassiterite from Bisesero, Rwanda [db_pics/pics/CT325d.jpg]

Lustrous, well formed single Cassiterite crystal. Uncommon specimen from the Chuck Trantham collection.


CT174 - Rutile $ 180 (=~ CAN$ 231)
Diamantina, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2 x 1.1 x 0.8 cm


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Rutile from Diamantina, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT174a.jpg] Rutile from Diamantina, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT174b.jpg] Rutile from Diamantina, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT174c.jpg] Rutile from Diamantina, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT174d.jpg]

Double-terminated Rutile crystal attached to another terminated Rutile crystal. Undamaged fine crystal. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


CT707 - Argentite with Silver $ 450 (=~ CAN$ 578)
Potosi, Bolivia
miniature - 5 x 4 x 3 cm


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Argentite with Silver from Potosi, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/CT707a.jpg] Argentite with Silver from Potosi, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/CT707b.jpg] Argentite with Silver from Potosi, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/CT707c.jpg] Argentite with Silver from Potosi, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/CT707d.jpg] Argentite with Silver from Potosi, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/CT707e.jpg]

Silver wires in vugs all over specimen. There are also some unidentified elongated crystals in the vugs. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


CT706 - Anglesite $ 350 (=~ CAN$ 450)
Last Chance Mine, Yreka Mining District, Kellog, Shoshone Co., Idaho, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm


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Anglesite from Last Chance Mine, Yreka Mining District, Kellog, Shoshone Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/CT706a.jpg] Anglesite from Last Chance Mine, Yreka Mining District, Kellog, Shoshone Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/CT706c.jpg] Anglesite from Last Chance Mine, Yreka Mining District, Kellog, Shoshone Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/CT706d.jpg] Anglesite from Last Chance Mine, Yreka Mining District, Kellog, Shoshone Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/CT706e.jpg] Anglesite from Last Chance Mine, Yreka Mining District, Kellog, Shoshone Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/CT706f.jpg]

Glassy transparent Anglesite crystals on a Galena matrix. Longest crystal is 1.4cm. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection. The old label indicates that this was from the Bunker Hill Mine, but it is most likely from the nearby Last Chance Mine, which are much rarer than Bunker Hill Anglesites.


CT470 - Topaz $ 450 (=~ CAN$ 578)
Tepetate, Mun. de Villa de Arriaga, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 1.4 cm


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Topaz from Tepetate, Mun. de Villa de Arriaga, San Luis Potosi, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT470a.jpg] Topaz from Tepetate, Mun. de Villa de Arriaga, San Luis Potosi, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT470c.jpg] Topaz from Tepetate, Mun. de Villa de Arriaga, San Luis Potosi, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT470f.jpg]

Fine quality pair of Topaz crystals. Well terminated with great color. A couple minor tiny edge nicks, otherwise undamaged. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


CT412 - Quartz with inclusions $ 150 (=~ CAN$ 193)
Trepca Mines, Kosovo
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Quartz with inclusions from Trepca Mines, Kosovo [db_pics/pics/CT412a.jpg] Quartz with inclusions from Trepca Mines, Kosovo [db_pics/pics/CT412b.jpg] Quartz with inclusions from Trepca Mines, Kosovo [db_pics/pics/CT412d.jpg] Quartz with inclusions from Trepca Mines, Kosovo [db_pics/pics/CT412e.jpg] Quartz with inclusions from Trepca Mines, Kosovo [db_pics/pics/CT412f.jpg]

Transparent single Quartz crystal heavily included with Dolomite, Chlorite and other minerals. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection acquired from Al McGuinness.

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