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CT454 - Manganite $ 275
Ilfeld, Harz Mountains, Germany
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Manganite from Ilfeld, Harz Mountains, Germany [db_pics/pics/CT454a.jpg] Manganite from Ilfeld, Harz Mountains, Germany [db_pics/pics/CT454b.jpg] Manganite from Ilfeld, Harz Mountains, Germany [db_pics/pics/CT454c.jpg]

Shiny black crystals of Manganite from the classic German locality. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection, and in the Robert Philips collection before Chuck.


CT465 - Cobaltian Calcite $ 350
Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 2.5 cm


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Cobaltian Calcite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/CT465a.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/CT465b.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/CT465c.jpg]

Well saturated purple pink crystals of Cobaltian Calcitewith crystals to 1cm in size. Undamaged and sawcut on back. Old material from the Chuck Trantham collection.


CT575 - Brewsterite with Harmotome $ 125
Whitesmith Mine, Strontian, Argyllshire, Scotland
thumbnail - 2.2 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Brewsterite with Harmotome from Whitesmith Mine, Strontian, Argyllshire, Scotland [db_pics/pics/CT575a.jpg] Brewsterite with Harmotome from Whitesmith Mine, Strontian, Argyllshire, Scotland [db_pics/pics/CT575b.jpg] Brewsterite with Harmotome from Whitesmith Mine, Strontian, Argyllshire, Scotland [db_pics/pics/CT575c.jpg] Brewsterite with Harmotome from Whitesmith Mine, Strontian, Argyllshire, Scotland [db_pics/pics/CT575d.jpg]

Specimen of Brewsterite, a rare strontian member of the zeolite family, with Harmotome. Open vug filled with transparent to translucent sparkling crystals. From the type locality in Scotland. Old material from the Chuck Trantham collection.


CT543 - Uvite on Magnesite $ 90
Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.3 x 2 x 2 cm


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Uvite on Magnesite from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT543a.jpg] Uvite on Magnesite from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT543b.jpg] Uvite on Magnesite from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT543c.jpg] Uvite on Magnesite from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT543d.jpg]

Single green Uvite crystal (a Tourmaline species), 1.8cm wide, atop white Magnesite. Highly lustrous and transparent to translucent. Complete all around and undamaged. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


CT466 - Fluorite on Quartz $ 225
Rock Candy Mine, Grand Forks, British Columbia, Canada
small cabinet - 6 x 6 x 5 cm


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Fluorite on Quartz from Rock Candy Mine, Grand Forks, British Columbia, Canada [db_pics/pics/CT466a.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz from Rock Candy Mine, Grand Forks, British Columbia, Canada [db_pics/pics/CT466b.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz from Rock Candy Mine, Grand Forks, British Columbia, Canada [db_pics/pics/CT466c.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz from Rock Candy Mine, Grand Forks, British Columbia, Canada [db_pics/pics/CT466e.jpg]

A 5cm octahedral light purple Fluorite crystal atop drusy white Quartz, which in turn covers green Fluorite. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection #197.


CT595 - Tremolite $ 200
East Canaan, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 5 x 4 cm


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Tremolite from East Canaan, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA [db_pics/pics/CT595a.jpg] Tremolite from East Canaan, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA [db_pics/pics/CT595b.jpg] Tremolite from East Canaan, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA [db_pics/pics/CT595e.jpg] Tremolite from East Canaan, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA [db_pics/pics/CT595g.jpg]

Yellow/tan translucent Tremolite crystals in matrix. Excellent crystals for Connecticut. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection. Old Otto Ray collection label included.


CT596 - Copper on Prehnite $ 200
Shaft #10, Osceola Mine, Calumet, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 4.5 x 3 cm


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Copper on Prehnite from Shaft #10, Osceola Mine, Calumet, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/CT596a.jpg] Copper on Prehnite from Shaft #10, Osceola Mine, Calumet, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/CT596b.jpg] Copper on Prehnite from Shaft #10, Osceola Mine, Calumet, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/CT596c.jpg] Copper on Prehnite from Shaft #10, Osceola Mine, Calumet, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/CT596d.jpg]

Copper crystals in an open vug lined with green Prehnite and Quartz crystals. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection. Old Robert Ray collection label included.


CT583 - Stannite $ 125
San Jose Mine, Oruro, Bolivia
thumbnail - 2.7 x 2.2 x 1.7 cm


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Stannite from San Jose Mine, Oruro, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/CT583a.jpg] Stannite from San Jose Mine, Oruro, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/CT583b.jpg] Stannite from San Jose Mine, Oruro, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/CT583d.jpg] Stannite from San Jose Mine, Oruro, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/CT583e.jpg]

Metallic grey Stannite crystal, complete all around and undamaged. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


CT479 - Calcite $ 75
Egremont, Cumberland England
thumbnail - 2 x 1.3 x 0.8 cm


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Calcite from Egremont, Cumberland England [db_pics/pics/CT479a.jpg] Calcite from Egremont, Cumberland England [db_pics/pics/CT479b.jpg] Calcite from Egremont, Cumberland England [db_pics/pics/CT479c.jpg] Calcite from Egremont, Cumberland England [db_pics/pics/CT479d.jpg]

Terminated, complete all around and undamaged single Calcite crystal. I love the transparent growth atop the translucent base. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


CT477 - Analcime $ 75
Prospect Park Quarry, Patterson, New Jersey, USA
thumbnail - 2 x 2 x 2 cm


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Analcime from Prospect Park Quarry, Patterson, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/CT477a.jpg] Analcime from Prospect Park Quarry, Patterson, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/CT477b.jpg] Analcime from Prospect Park Quarry, Patterson, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/CT477c.jpg] Analcime from Prospect Park Quarry, Patterson, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/CT477d.jpg]

Single, equant Analcime crystal, complete all around and undamaged. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


CT527 - Quartz with Inclusions $ 175
North Trinity Mountains, Lovelock, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA
thumbnail - 2 x 1.1 x 1 cm


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Quartz with Inclusions from North Trinity Mountains, Lovelock, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/CT527a.jpg] Quartz with Inclusions from North Trinity Mountains, Lovelock, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/CT527b.jpg] Quartz with Inclusions from North Trinity Mountains, Lovelock, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/CT527c.jpg] Quartz with Inclusions from North Trinity Mountains, Lovelock, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/CT527d.jpg]

Single clear Quartz crystal heavily included by silvery crystals of a mixture of galena, pyrite, chalcopyrite, and tetrahedrite (Ag-rich 'Freibergite'). Ex. Chuck Trantham collection. Acquired by Chuck in 1980 from Al McGuinness


CT172 - Dioptase with Wulfenite $ 180
Mammoth-Saint Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Dioptase with Wulfenite from Mammoth-Saint Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/CT172a.jpg] Dioptase with Wulfenite from Mammoth-Saint Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/CT172b.jpg] Dioptase with Wulfenite from Mammoth-Saint Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/CT172c.jpg]

Clusters of vibrant emerald green Dioptase crystals aand orange Wulfenite crystals on a Chrysocolla coated matrix. Additionally, there are small clear Quartz crystals present.


CT230 - Dioptase $ 120
Mammoth-Saint Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 2 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Dioptase from Mammoth-Saint Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/CT230a.jpg] Dioptase from Mammoth-Saint Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/CT230b.jpg] Dioptase from Mammoth-Saint Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/CT230c.jpg] Dioptase from Mammoth-Saint Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/CT230d.jpg]

Clusters of vibrant emerald green Dioptase crystals on matrix. The Dioptase occurs in clusters to 5mm wide in various vugs.


CT469 - Apophyllite $ 75
Millington Quarry, Basking Ridge, New Jersey, USA
thumbnail - 3 x 3 x 1.5 cm


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Apophyllite from Millington Quarry, Basking Ridge, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/CT469a.jpg] Apophyllite from Millington Quarry, Basking Ridge, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/CT469b.jpg] Apophyllite from Millington Quarry, Basking Ridge, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/CT469c.jpg]

Fine quality, glassy Apophyllite crystals from the classic USA locality that is now closed. Sharp, well formed crystals with high luster. Contacted on the backside but displays great from the front. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


CT551 - Arsenopyrite with Quartz $ 120
New Mexico, USA
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm


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Arsenopyrite with Quartz from New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/CT551a.jpg] Arsenopyrite with Quartz from New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/CT551b.jpg] Arsenopyrite with Quartz from New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/CT551c.jpg] Arsenopyrite with Quartz from New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/CT551d.jpg] Arsenopyrite with Quartz from New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/CT551e.jpg]

Bright metallic crystals of Arsenopyrite associated with clear Quartz crystals and white Calcite crystals. Old material from the Chuck Trantham collection.
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