Selected Specimens

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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 $ 150
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.


CT252 - Benitoite with Neptunite $ 600
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 3.5 x 2.8 cm


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Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT252a.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT252b.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT252c.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT252d.jpg]

Blue Benitoite crystals and black Neptunite crystals on white Natrolite over schist. Largest Benitoite is 1.7cm and sits up nicely for display. There is another crystal on the left at 1.5cm and a couple more smaller Benitoite. Main crystal is medium blue and gemmy at the tips, and undamaged. Recently etched, never before offered for sale.


CT254 - Benitoite with Neptunite $ 1500
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
miniature - 5 x 4 x 2.7 cm


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Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT254a.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT254c.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT254h.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT254l.jpg]

Large blue Benitoite crystals and black Neptunite crystals on white Natrolite over schist. Largest Benitoite is 2.3cm and there is another large, thicker crystal 2cm in size. Main crystal has cavernous growth in the center but is undamaged. Even though some of the Neptunites show contacting from growth into the opposing pocket wall, there are some really nice crystals present, including a neat cluster and a perfect, 2cm double-terminated crystal. Large Benitoite crystals!! Recently etched, never before offered for sale.


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.


CT260 - Benitoite $ 450
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm


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Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT260a.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT260b.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT260c.jpg]

Cluster of 7 good sized, blue Benitoite crystals on white Natrolite. Largest Benitoite is 1.2cm. Some crystals are contacted along the edges where they grew against schist, but they have good color and are undamaged. Old specimen.


CT120 - Neptunite with Joaquinite $ 90
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 3 x 2.2 x 1.5 cm


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Neptunite with Joaquinite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT120a.jpg] Neptunite with Joaquinite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT120b.jpg] Neptunite with Joaquinite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT120d.jpg]

Five chunky, well terminated Neptunite crystals on schist matrix.  Largest crysal is 1.4cm. Also present are small brown crystals of the rare mineral Joaquinite.


CT338 - Rutile $ 400
Champion Mine, White Mountains, Mono Co., California, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm


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Rutile from Champion Mine, White Mountains, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT338a.jpg] Rutile from Champion Mine, White Mountains, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT338b.jpg] Rutile from Champion Mine, White Mountains, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT338i.jpg] Rutile from Champion Mine, White Mountains, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT338j.jpg]

Mirror-lustrous Rutile crystals to 1.2cm that contrast well against a matrix of white Pyrophyllite. Ex. Chuck Trantham personal collection, collected by Chuck at the mine in September 1983. This was considered special enough to Chuck to be illustrated in his Mineral Collections of California supplement to the Minerlogical Record magazine. Sawcut on base.


CT343 - Malachite after Azurite $ 150
Touissit, Morocco
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.2 x 1.2 cm


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Malachite after Azurite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/CT343a.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/CT343b.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/CT343c.jpg]

Cluster of sharply formed Azurite crystals that have been partially replaced by velvety green Malachite. Aethetic form and high quality old specimen.
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