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LL255 - Indicolite on Quartz $ 200 SOLD
Fano Mine, Riverside Co., California, USA
miniature - 5 x 4.3 x 2.5 cm


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Indicolite on Quartz from Fano Mine, Riverside Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL255a.jpg] Indicolite on Quartz from Fano Mine, Riverside Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL255b.jpg] Indicolite on Quartz from Fano Mine, Riverside Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL255c.jpg] Indicolite on Quartz from Fano Mine, Riverside Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL255d.jpg] Indicolite on Quartz from Fano Mine, Riverside Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL255e.jpg] Indicolite on Quartz from Fano Mine, Riverside Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL255h.jpg]

A fat Quartz crystal atop Feldspar with attached dark blue Tourmaline. This mine mostly produced Schorl, but dark blue Indicolite is also known. The Indocolite is present both an and inside the Quartz. The blue coloration can be best seen in the smaller crystals, some of which are transparent.


LL337 - Calcite with Natrolite $ 150
Springfield Butte, Lane Co. Oregon, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 5 x 4 cm


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Calcite with Natrolite from Springfield Butte, Lane Co. Oregon, USA [db_pics/pics/LL337a.jpg] Calcite with Natrolite from Springfield Butte, Lane Co. Oregon, USA [db_pics/pics/LL337b.jpg] Calcite with Natrolite from Springfield Butte, Lane Co. Oregon, USA [db_pics/pics/LL337c.jpg] Calcite with Natrolite from Springfield Butte, Lane Co. Oregon, USA [db_pics/pics/LL337e.jpg] Calcite with Natrolite from Springfield Butte, Lane Co. Oregon, USA [db_pics/pics/LL337g.jpg]

Aesthetic specimen of elongated Calcite crystals on Natrolite. A really neat piece collected by Chuck Trantham in 1961 and held in his collection ever since. The Natrolite has small dark inclusiions giving it a sptted appearance. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


CT200 - Fluorite with Calcite $ 50
Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 1.8 cm


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Fluorite with Calcite from Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT200a.jpg] Fluorite with Calcite from Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT200b.jpg] Fluorite with Calcite from Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT200c.jpg] Fluorite with Calcite from Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT200d.jpg]

White rhombic Calcite with attached pale purple Fluorite, tiny scalenohedral Calcite, and Pyrite. Ex. Chuck Trantham.


CT330 - Arsenopyrite twin $ 75 SOLD
Del Oro Gold Mine, Ontario, Canada
miniature - 3.2 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm


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Arsenopyrite twin from Del Oro Gold Mine, Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/CT330a.jpg] Arsenopyrite twin from Del Oro Gold Mine, Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/CT330b.jpg] Arsenopyrite twin from Del Oro Gold Mine, Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/CT330c.jpg]

A 9mm contact twinned Arsenopyrite crystal on matrix. Unusual specimen out of the Judy and Chris Cook collection of twinned thumbnails.


CT307 - Adamite twin $ 75
Gold Hill, Toole Co., Utah, USA
thumbnail - 2.4 x 1.2 x 1 cm


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Adamite twin from Gold Hill, Toole Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/CT307a.jpg] Adamite twin from Gold Hill, Toole Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/CT307b.jpg] Adamite twin from Gold Hill, Toole Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/CT307c.jpg]

Translucent, elongated twinned yellow/green Adamite crystal. Unusual specimen out of the Judy and Chris Cook collection of twinned thumbnails.


LL261 - Heulandite on Mordenite $ 180
Skookumchuck Dam, Thurston Co., Washington, USA
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 4.5 cm


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Heulandite on Mordenite from Skookumchuck Dam, Thurston Co., Washington, USA [db_pics/pics/LL261a.jpg] Heulandite on Mordenite from Skookumchuck Dam, Thurston Co., Washington, USA [db_pics/pics/LL261b.jpg] Heulandite on Mordenite from Skookumchuck Dam, Thurston Co., Washington, USA [db_pics/pics/LL261c.jpg] Heulandite on Mordenite from Skookumchuck Dam, Thurston Co., Washington, USA [db_pics/pics/LL261f.jpg]

Pink Heulandite crystals and Mordenite lining a vug in basalt. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection, self collected by Chuck in 1970.


CT708 - Stilbite on Mordenite $ 120
Skookumchuck Dam, Thurston Co., Washington, USA
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 2 cm


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Stilbite on Mordenite from Skookumchuck Dam, Thurston Co., Washington, USA [db_pics/pics/CT708a.jpg] Stilbite on Mordenite from Skookumchuck Dam, Thurston Co., Washington, USA [db_pics/pics/CT708b.jpg] Stilbite on Mordenite from Skookumchuck Dam, Thurston Co., Washington, USA [db_pics/pics/CT708c.jpg] Stilbite on Mordenite from Skookumchuck Dam, Thurston Co., Washington, USA [db_pics/pics/CT708d.jpg] Stilbite on Mordenite from Skookumchuck Dam, Thurston Co., Washington, USA [db_pics/pics/CT708e.jpg] Stilbite on Mordenite from Skookumchuck Dam, Thurston Co., Washington, USA [db_pics/pics/CT708f.jpg]

Tall, snow-white crystals of Stilbite with Mordenite, complete and well crystallized all around. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection, self collected by Chuck decades ago during his time working as a geologist during construction of the dam.


LL233 - Acanthite $ 120
Imiter Mine, Tinghir Province, Morocco
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Tinghir Province, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL233a.jpg] Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Tinghir Province, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL233b.jpg] Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Tinghir Province, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL233d.jpg] Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Tinghir Province, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL233e.jpg]

Bright, silvery acanthite crystals. Octahdral crystals of this Silver Sulfide to 1.2 cm. Nothing but Acanthite crystals all around. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


LL265 - Phlogopite $ 60
Calumet Mica Property, Otter Lake, Quebec, Canada
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5.5 x 2.2 cm


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Phlogopite from Calumet Mica Property, Otter Lake, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL265a.jpg] Phlogopite from Calumet Mica Property, Otter Lake, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL265b.jpg] Phlogopite from Calumet Mica Property, Otter Lake, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL265c.jpg] Phlogopite from Calumet Mica Property, Otter Lake, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL265d.jpg]

Thick 'book' of Phlogopite (mica) from Otter Lake. Sharp, well defined edges with hexagonal form evident. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


NA473 - Calcite on Conichalcite $ 150
Level 5, Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.9 x 2.5 x 2 cm
ex.  Carl Acosta


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Calcite on Conichalcite from Level 5, Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na473a.jpg] Calcite on Conichalcite from Level 5, Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na473b.jpg] Calcite on Conichalcite from Level 5, Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na473c.jpg]

Translucent Calcite crystals to 2.4cm.


T254 - Rhodochrosite $ 1200 SOLD
Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm


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Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t254a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t254b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t254c.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t254d.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t254e.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/t254f.jpg]

Thick rhombs of red Rhodochrosite with attached Leifite (white) and aegerine (black). This is from an August 8, 2015 find that produced a small number of crystals tht are unusually thick for Mont St. Hilaire. We are more accustomed to seeing small wafer-like, twin Rhodo crystals from here, rather than these large, thick crystals. Main crystal is 4cm wide. Undamaged (stepped growth on some corners) with some etched areas, mostly on the backside. Floater specimen with no points of attachment.


T240 - Barite $ 400
El'brusskiy Arsenic Mine, Elbrus Mt., Northern Caucasus Region, Russia
miniature - 4.3 x 2.5 x 1.3 cm


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Barite from El'brusskiy Arsenic Mine, Elbrus Mt., Northern Caucasus Region, Russia [db_pics/pics/t240a.jpg] Barite from El'brusskiy Arsenic Mine, Elbrus Mt., Northern Caucasus Region, Russia [db_pics/pics/t240b.jpg] Barite from El'brusskiy Arsenic Mine, Elbrus Mt., Northern Caucasus Region, Russia [db_pics/pics/t240c.jpg]

Gem quality golden brown crystal complete all around. In excellent condition for this locality, with only some minor edge chipping. Fully transparent internally, so much so you see right through it and some of what looks like inclusions in the photos are really just shadows from some irregular surface areas on the lower backside of the crystal.


T248 - Tourmaline $ 3200
Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 6.8 x 2.3 x 2 cm


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Tourmaline from Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t248a.jpg] Tourmaline from Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t248b.jpg] Tourmaline from Barra de Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t248c.jpg]

Exquisite cluster of brightly colored watermelon Tourmaline with flat, glassy terminations. There is one small incomplete crystal at the base, otherwise all the crystals are perfect and undamaged. Weighs 29.8 grams.


T223 - Cerussite $ 420 SOLD
Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Prov., China
miniature - 3.8 x 3.6 x 1.4 cm


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Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/t223a.jpg] Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/t223b.jpg] Cerussite from Daoping Mine, Yangshuo, Guangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/t223c.jpg]

Unusual candy colored Cerussite of yellow and pink. These Daoping Cerussites are among the most colorful for the species. The crystal has relatively flat, lustrous front and back faces and more complex growth on the edges. Undamaged.


LL396 - Goethite after Pyrite $ 120 SOLD
Silverzone Pass, Wendover, Elko Co., Nevada, USA
thumbnail - 3 x 3 x 3 cm


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Goethite after Pyrite from Silverzone Pass, Wendover, Elko Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL396a.jpg] Goethite after Pyrite from Silverzone Pass, Wendover, Elko Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL396b.jpg] Goethite after Pyrite from Silverzone Pass, Wendover, Elko Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL396c.jpg] Goethite after Pyrite from Silverzone Pass, Wendover, Elko Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL396d.jpg] Goethite after Pyrite from Silverzone Pass, Wendover, Elko Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL396e.jpg]

Single cube of Goethite that has pseudomorphed a Pyrite crystal. I love the distorted form with wavy edges. Complete all around and undamaged. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection, personally collected by Chuck in June 2005.

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