Selected Specimens

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CT159 - Rose Quartz scepter $ 125
Pitorra Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2 x 1 x 1 cm


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Rose Quartz scepter from Pitorra Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT159a.jpg] Rose Quartz scepter from Pitorra Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT159b.jpg] Rose Quartz scepter from Pitorra Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT159d.jpg] Rose Quartz scepter from Pitorra Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT159e.jpg]

Pink Rose Quartz scepter head over a white Quartz stalk. This is an unusual one and the old label calls it a 'Hopper scepter' as it is somewhat cup-shaped. The Rose Quartz is also totally transparent which is uncommon and Rose Quartz is more typically only translucent. Neat, undamaged specimen.


CT191 - Rutile, Hematite on Quartz $ 150
Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.9 x 1.2 cm


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Rutile, Hematite on Quartz from Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT191a.jpg] Rutile, Hematite on Quartz from Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT191b.jpg] Rutile, Hematite on Quartz from Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT191c.jpg] Rutile, Hematite on Quartz from Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT191d.jpg]

Golden Rutile and Hematite attached tot eh front of a clear Quartz crystal. The Quartz has both attached and included Rutile.


CT180 - Leucite $ 75
Poggio Vibbio, Viterbo, Italy
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Leucite from Poggio Vibbio, Viterbo, Italy [db_pics/pics/CT180a.jpg] Leucite from Poggio Vibbio, Viterbo, Italy [db_pics/pics/CT180b.jpg] Leucite from Poggio Vibbio, Viterbo, Italy [db_pics/pics/CT180c.jpg] Leucite from Poggio Vibbio, Viterbo, Italy [db_pics/pics/CT180d.jpg]

A sharp and complete 1.3cm Leucite crystal in matrix. Ex. Chuck Trantham acquired in 1997 from Wolfgang Heller.


CT222 - Hydromagnesite, Artinite $ 125
Staten Island, Richmond Co., New York, USA
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 1 cm


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Hydromagnesite, Artinite from Staten Island, Richmond Co., New York, USA [db_pics/pics/CT222a.jpg] Hydromagnesite, Artinite from Staten Island, Richmond Co., New York, USA [db_pics/pics/CT222b.jpg] Hydromagnesite, Artinite from Staten Island, Richmond Co., New York, USA [db_pics/pics/CT222c.jpg] Hydromagnesite, Artinite from Staten Island, Richmond Co., New York, USA [db_pics/pics/CT222d.jpg]

White hemispheres of Hydromagnesite and acicular sprays of Artinite that contrast well against a green matrix. Old specimen likely from the 1960s.


CT243 - Diaboleite, Caledonite $ 125
Rowley Mine, Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 1.3 x 0.7 x 0.7 cm


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Diaboleite, Caledonite from Rowley Mine, Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/CT243a.jpg] Diaboleite, Caledonite from Rowley Mine, Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/CT243b.jpg] Diaboleite, Caledonite from Rowley Mine, Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/CT243c.jpg]

Small cluster of Diaboleite and Caledonite crystals. Old spceimn mounted in a plastic box.


CT229 - Bixbyite on Hematite after Garnet on Topaz $ 125
Maynard Claim, Thomas Range, Utah, USA
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm


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Bixbyite on Hematite after Garnet on Topaz from Maynard Claim, Thomas Range, Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/CT229a.jpg] Bixbyite on Hematite after Garnet on Topaz from Maynard Claim, Thomas Range, Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/CT229b.jpg] Bixbyite on Hematite after Garnet on Topaz from Maynard Claim, Thomas Range, Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/CT229c.jpg] Bixbyite on Hematite after Garnet on Topaz from Maynard Claim, Thomas Range, Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/CT229d.jpg]

12 mirror lustrous cubes of Bixbyite to 3mm grown atop a 1cm psuedomorph of Hematite after Garnet, all grown atop a gemmy Topaz crystal.


CT165 - Legrandite $ 225
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Legrandite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT165a.jpg] Legrandite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT165b.jpg] Legrandite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT165c.jpg]

Wide vug in Limonite filled with golden crystals of Legrandite. A rarity from the Chuck Trantham collection, originally acquired by Chuck from Al McGuinness in 1988.


CT170 - Pyromorphite $ 90
Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Idaho, USA
thumbnail - 2.6 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/CT170a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/CT170b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/CT170c.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/CT170d.jpg]

Undamaged mound of yellow/green Pyromorphite crystals from the classic Bunker Hill Mine.


CT198 - Bournonite $ 150
Machacamarca Mine, Potosi Dept., Bolivia
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.3 x 1.5 cm


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Bournonite from Machacamarca Mine, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/CT198a.jpg] Bournonite from Machacamarca Mine, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/CT198b.jpg] Bournonite from Machacamarca Mine, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/CT198c.jpg] Bournonite from Machacamarca Mine, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/CT198d.jpg]

Well formed 2.5cm 'cogwheel' of Bournonite that sits up perfectly for display on a small amount of matrix. This is from older finds at mine that has produced some of the world's finest Bournonites.


CT182 - Bournonite $ 90
Machacamarca Mine, Potosi Dept., Bolivia
thumbnail - 2.4 x 2.3 x 1.5 cm


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Bournonite from Machacamarca Mine, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/CT182a.jpg] Bournonite from Machacamarca Mine, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/CT182b.jpg] Bournonite from Machacamarca Mine, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/CT182c.jpg] Bournonite from Machacamarca Mine, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/CT182d.jpg]

Well formed intergrown 'cogwheels' of Bournonite to 2.2cm with small amounts of attached matrix. This is from older finds at mine that has produced some of the world's finest Bournonites.


CT204 - Wulfenite $ 120
Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT204a.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT204b.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT204c.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT204d.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT204e.jpg]

Mound-shaped matrix crowned by a multitude of orange Wulfenite crystals to 1.3cm on edge. Striking, undamaged thumbnail.


CT161 - Betafite $ 150
Silver Crater Mine, Bancroft, Ontario, Canada
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.3 x 2 cm


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Betafite from Silver Crater Mine, Bancroft, Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/CT161a.jpg] Betafite from Silver Crater Mine, Bancroft, Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/CT161b.jpg] Betafite from Silver Crater Mine, Bancroft, Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/CT161c.jpg] Betafite from Silver Crater Mine, Bancroft, Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/CT161d.jpg]

Well formed complete single crystal of Betafite.


CT184 - Acanthite $ 120
Veta Grande Mine, Zacatecas, Mexico
thumbnail - 2 x 2 x 1 cm


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Acanthite from Veta Grande Mine, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT184a.jpg] Acanthite from Veta Grande Mine, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT184b.jpg] Acanthite from Veta Grande Mine, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT184c.jpg]

Somewhat flattened, curving mass of Acanthite on a Quartz crystal covered matrix. Old specimen.


CT255 - Neptunite $ 130
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 7.8 x 5 x 2.8 cm


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Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT255a.jpg] Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT255b.jpg] Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT255d.jpg]

Numerous black Neptunite crystals on white Natrolite over schist. Largest Neptunite is 2.7cm and well terminated. Comes with an old Al McGuinness label and an old Chuck Trantham label showing a then price of $150.


CT256 - Benitoite with Joaquinite, Neptunite $ 220
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 3.3 x 2 cm


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Benitoite with Joaquinite, Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT256a.jpg] Benitoite with Joaquinite, Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT256b.jpg] Benitoite with Joaquinite, Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT256c.jpg]

Highly etched but glassy, tabular Benitoite crystals to 1cm with black Neptunite crystals, small brown Joaquinite crystals on white Natrolite over schist. Classic combination specimen for the locality. Comes with old Chuck Trantham and California Mineral Connection labels.
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