Selected Specimens

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CT755 - Paravauxite, Vauxite on Wavellite $ 150
LLallagua, Bolivia
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 3 cm


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Paravauxite, Vauxite on Wavellite from LLallagua, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/CT755a.jpg] Paravauxite, Vauxite on Wavellite from LLallagua, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/CT755b.jpg] Paravauxite, Vauxite on Wavellite from LLallagua, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/CT755c.jpg] Paravauxite, Vauxite on Wavellite from LLallagua, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/CT755d.jpg] Paravauxite, Vauxite on Wavellite from LLallagua, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/CT755e.jpg]

Green Paravauxite crystals and blue Vauxite on Wavellite. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection that also comes with old Frank Edwards collection and Steve Perry Minerals labels.


CT787 - Huebnerite with Quartz $ 250
Pasto Bueno, Ancash, Peru
thumbnail - 2.6 x 2 x 2 cm


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Huebnerite with Quartz from Pasto Bueno, Ancash, Peru [db_pics/pics/CT787a.jpg] Huebnerite with Quartz from Pasto Bueno, Ancash, Peru [db_pics/pics/CT787b.jpg] Huebnerite with Quartz from Pasto Bueno, Ancash, Peru [db_pics/pics/CT787c.jpg] Huebnerite with Quartz from Pasto Bueno, Ancash, Peru [db_pics/pics/CT787d.jpg]

Two crystals of Huebnerite on Quartz crystals. Each crystal appears to be a twin with a distinct 'fish tail' form. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


CT777 - Hematite after Magnetite $ 200
Payun volcano, Altiplano de Payun Matru, Mendoza, Argentina
miniature - 4 x 4 x 4 cm


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Hematite after Magnetite from Payun volcano, Altiplano de Payun Matru, Mendoza, Argentina [db_pics/pics/CT777a.jpg] Hematite after Magnetite from Payun volcano, Altiplano de Payun Matru, Mendoza, Argentina [db_pics/pics/CT777b.jpg] Hematite after Magnetite from Payun volcano, Altiplano de Payun Matru, Mendoza, Argentina [db_pics/pics/CT777c.jpg] Hematite after Magnetite from Payun volcano, Altiplano de Payun Matru, Mendoza, Argentina [db_pics/pics/CT777d.jpg] Hematite after Magnetite from Payun volcano, Altiplano de Payun Matru, Mendoza, Argentina [db_pics/pics/CT777f.jpg] Hematite after Magnetite from Payun volcano, Altiplano de Payun Matru, Mendoza, Argentina [db_pics/pics/CT777g.jpg]

Undamaged crystals group of Hematite pseudomorphs after octahedral magnetite crystals from the 2002 find in Argentina. Fascinating, highly sculptural specimen with bright, silvery metallic luster. Largest crystals is 2.5cm in size. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


CT780 - Quartz with Calcite $ 150
Chihuahua, Mexico
small cabinet - 7 x 5 x 4 cm


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Quartz with Calcite from Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT780a.jpg] Quartz with Calcite from Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT780b.jpg] Quartz with Calcite from Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT780c.jpg] Quartz with Calcite from Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT780f.jpg]

Glassy, flower-like cluster of Quartz crystals on a matrix covered by small Calcite crystals. Highly aesthetic, undamaged specimen. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


CT844 - McGuinnessite $ 250
Red Mountain, Mendocino Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 5.5 x 1.4 cm


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McGuinnessite from Red Mountain, Mendocino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT844a.jpg] McGuinnessite from Red Mountain, Mendocino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT844b.jpg] McGuinnessite from Red Mountain, Mendocino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT844c.jpg] McGuinnessite from Red Mountain, Mendocino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT844d.jpg]

Bubbly blue/green McGuinnessite on all sides of matrix.  McGuinnessite is a rare manganese, copper, carbonate and this specimen is from the type locality of the Copper King Mine in the Red Mountain Mining District. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection. Self collected by Chuck and Al McGuinness in 1982. This was the best McGuinnessite I saw in the collection, and Chuck had it priced at $250.


CT848 - Andradite var. Melanite $ 250
Locality #1 near New Idria, San Benito Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 9 x 7 x 2.5 cm


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Andradite var. Melanite from Locality #1 near New Idria, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT848a.jpg] Andradite var. Melanite from Locality #1 near New Idria, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT848b.jpg] Andradite var. Melanite from Locality #1 near New Idria, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT848c.jpg]

Black Andradite var. Melanite crystals scattered on matrix. An excellent example with lustrous black crystals to 4mm in size. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection, collected by Chuck, Al McGuinness, and Luis Leite in 1976. One of the best Melanite specimens I saw in the collection.


CT845 - Andradite var. Melanite $ 450
Locality #1 near New Idria, San Benito Co., California, USA
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 2 cm


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Andradite var. Melanite from Locality #1 near New Idria, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT845a.jpg] Andradite var. Melanite from Locality #1 near New Idria, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT845b.jpg] Andradite var. Melanite from Locality #1 near New Idria, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT845c.jpg] Andradite var. Melanite from Locality #1 near New Idria, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT845d.jpg]

Black Andradite var. Melanite crystals scattered on matrix. An excellent example with lustrous black crystals, including a large single that stands out off the matrix that is to 9mm in size. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection. Acquired by Chuck in 1992 via trade from Al McGuinness's personal collection (Al had collected or acquired it in 1980). The best Melanite specimen I saw in the collection.


CT811 - Linarite, Brochantite $ 120
Dos Adrianas Mine, Copiapo, Atacama Region, Chile
miniature - 3.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Linarite, Brochantite from Dos Adrianas Mine, Copiapo, Atacama Region, Chile [db_pics/pics/CT811a.jpg] Linarite, Brochantite from Dos Adrianas Mine, Copiapo, Atacama Region, Chile [db_pics/pics/CT811b.jpg] Linarite, Brochantite from Dos Adrianas Mine, Copiapo, Atacama Region, Chile [db_pics/pics/CT811c.jpg] Linarite, Brochantite from Dos Adrianas Mine, Copiapo, Atacama Region, Chile [db_pics/pics/CT811d.jpg]

Crystals of deep blue Linarite and needle-like crystals of green Brochantite. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


CT814 - Phurcalite $ 60
Los Azules mine, Quebrada San Miguel, Copiapó Province, Atacama, Chile
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 1.2 cm


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Phurcalite from Los Azules mine, Quebrada San Miguel, Copiapó Province, Atacama, Chile [db_pics/pics/CT814a.jpg] Phurcalite from Los Azules mine, Quebrada San Miguel, Copiapó Province, Atacama, Chile [db_pics/pics/CT814b.jpg] Phurcalite from Los Azules mine, Quebrada San Miguel, Copiapó Province, Atacama, Chile [db_pics/pics/CT814c.jpg] Phurcalite from Los Azules mine, Quebrada San Miguel, Copiapó Province, Atacama, Chile [db_pics/pics/CT814d.jpg]

Areas of yellow Phurcalite, a uranium phosphate mineral, on matrix. Good needle-like crystals. Uncommon specimen from the Chuck Trantham collection.


CT815 - Aurichalcite $ 60
Dos Adrianas Mine, Copiapo, Atacama Region, Chile
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 1 cm


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Aurichalcite from Dos Adrianas Mine, Copiapo, Atacama Region, Chile [db_pics/pics/CT815a.jpg] Aurichalcite from Dos Adrianas Mine, Copiapo, Atacama Region, Chile [db_pics/pics/CT815b.jpg] Aurichalcite from Dos Adrianas Mine, Copiapo, Atacama Region, Chile [db_pics/pics/CT815c.jpg] Aurichalcite from Dos Adrianas Mine, Copiapo, Atacama Region, Chile [db_pics/pics/CT815d.jpg]

Rich coverage of blue/green Aurichalcite. Good needle-like crystals. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


CT816 - Aurichalcite $ 50
Dos Adrianas Mine, Copiapo, Atacama Region, Chile
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.5 x 1 cm


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Aurichalcite from Dos Adrianas Mine, Copiapo, Atacama Region, Chile [db_pics/pics/CT816a.jpg] Aurichalcite from Dos Adrianas Mine, Copiapo, Atacama Region, Chile [db_pics/pics/CT816b.jpg] Aurichalcite from Dos Adrianas Mine, Copiapo, Atacama Region, Chile [db_pics/pics/CT816c.jpg] Aurichalcite from Dos Adrianas Mine, Copiapo, Atacama Region, Chile [db_pics/pics/CT816d.jpg]

Rich coverage of blue/green Aurichalcite. Good needle-like crystals. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


CT823 - Pseudomalachite on Quartz $ 150
Los Azules mine, Quebrada San Miguel, Copiapó Province, Atacama, Chile
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 1.3 cm


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Pseudomalachite on Quartz from Los Azules mine, Quebrada San Miguel, Copiapó Province, Atacama, Chile [db_pics/pics/CT823a.jpg] Pseudomalachite on Quartz from Los Azules mine, Quebrada San Miguel, Copiapó Province, Atacama, Chile [db_pics/pics/CT823b.jpg] Pseudomalachite on Quartz from Los Azules mine, Quebrada San Miguel, Copiapó Province, Atacama, Chile [db_pics/pics/CT823c.jpg] Pseudomalachite on Quartz from Los Azules mine, Quebrada San Miguel, Copiapó Province, Atacama, Chile [db_pics/pics/CT823d.jpg]

Green Pseudomalachite coating Quartz crystals. Undamaged with good coverage on all sides. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


CT828 - Metatorbernite $ 60
Los Azules mine, Quebrada San Miguel, Copiapó Province, Atacama, Chile
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Metatorbernite from Los Azules mine, Quebrada San Miguel, Copiapó Province, Atacama, Chile [db_pics/pics/CT828a.jpg] Metatorbernite from Los Azules mine, Quebrada San Miguel, Copiapó Province, Atacama, Chile [db_pics/pics/CT828b.jpg] Metatorbernite from Los Azules mine, Quebrada San Miguel, Copiapó Province, Atacama, Chile [db_pics/pics/CT828c.jpg]

Green Metatorbernite crystals that contrast well against a dark matrix. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


LL116 - Smithsonite $ 600
Laurium, Greece
miniature - 5 x 4.2 x 3 cm


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Smithsonite from Laurium, Greece [db_pics/pics/LL116a.jpg] Smithsonite from Laurium, Greece [db_pics/pics/LL116b.jpg] Smithsonite from Laurium, Greece [db_pics/pics/LL116d.jpg]

Blue botryoidal Smithsonite in multiple vugs. Old specimes that comes with a few old labels including a Jean Behier label that notes that he acquired it from the Letellier collection.


LL117 - Acanthite $ 500
Hongda Mine, Xiaoqinggou Ag-Mn deposit, Lingqiu County, Datong, Shanxi, China
miniature - 3.7 x 2.9 x 1.1 cm


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Acanthite from Hongda Mine, Xiaoqinggou Ag-Mn deposit, Lingqiu County, Datong, Shanxi, China [db_pics/pics/LL117a.jpg] Acanthite from Hongda Mine, Xiaoqinggou Ag-Mn deposit, Lingqiu County, Datong, Shanxi, China [db_pics/pics/LL117b.jpg] Acanthite from Hongda Mine, Xiaoqinggou Ag-Mn deposit, Lingqiu County, Datong, Shanxi, China [db_pics/pics/LL117c.jpg] Acanthite from Hongda Mine, Xiaoqinggou Ag-Mn deposit, Lingqiu County, Datong, Shanxi, China [db_pics/pics/LL117d.jpg] Acanthite from Hongda Mine, Xiaoqinggou Ag-Mn deposit, Lingqiu County, Datong, Shanxi, China [db_pics/pics/LL117e.jpg] Acanthite from Hongda Mine, Xiaoqinggou Ag-Mn deposit, Lingqiu County, Datong, Shanxi, China [db_pics/pics/LL117f.jpg]

Steel gray Acanthite crystal showing good crystal structure on both sides.

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61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72
73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84
85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96
97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108
109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120
121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132
133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144
145 146 147

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