Selected Specimens

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CT556 - Ilvaite $ 225
South Mountain, Owyhee Co., Idaho, USA
miniature - 3.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Ilvaite from South Mountain, Owyhee Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/CT556a.jpg] Ilvaite from South Mountain, Owyhee Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/CT556c.jpg] Ilvaite from South Mountain, Owyhee Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/CT556d.jpg] Ilvaite from South Mountain, Owyhee Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/CT556e.jpg] Ilvaite from South Mountain, Owyhee Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/CT556f.jpg]

Beautiful and undamaged cluster of Ilvaite from the classic USA locality for the species. Main crystal is 2.5, double-terminated and thick. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


CT578 - Chalcedony epimorph after Ankerite $ 60
Bill Nix's Mohave Blue claim, California, USA
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 2 cm


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Chalcedony epimorph after Ankerite from Bill Nix's Mohave Blue claim, California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT578a.jpg] Chalcedony epimorph after Ankerite from Bill Nix's Mohave Blue claim, California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT578b.jpg] Chalcedony epimorph after Ankerite from Bill Nix's Mohave Blue claim, California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT578c.jpg] Chalcedony epimorph after Ankerite from Bill Nix's Mohave Blue claim, California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT578d.jpg]

Fine quality translucent 'Mojave Blue' Chalcedony with attached crystals of Ankerite that have been coated by blue Chalcedony. Old material from the Chuck Trantham collection.


CT572 - Gaylussite after Calcite $ 100
Bulganak mud volcano field, Bondarenkovo Village area, Kerch Peninsula, Crimea, Russia
thumbnail - 2.7 x 2.7 x 2.7 cm


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Gaylussite after Calcite from Bulganak mud volcano field, Bondarenkovo Village area, Kerch Peninsula, Crimea, Russia [db_pics/pics/CT572a.jpg] Gaylussite after Calcite from Bulganak mud volcano field, Bondarenkovo Village area, Kerch Peninsula, Crimea, Russia [db_pics/pics/CT572b.jpg] Gaylussite after Calcite from Bulganak mud volcano field, Bondarenkovo Village area, Kerch Peninsula, Crimea, Russia [db_pics/pics/CT572c.jpg] Gaylussite after Calcite from Bulganak mud volcano field, Bondarenkovo Village area, Kerch Peninsula, Crimea, Russia [db_pics/pics/CT572d.jpg]

Spherical cluster of Gaylussite that have replaced crystals of Calcite. Well crystallized all around. Old material from the Chuck Trantham collection, ex. Judy & Chris Cook. The decades old label shows a locality of Kardakan, Kirgizia, USSR.  MINDAT does not show Gaylussite from that locality, and the correct locality was likely unknown at the time.


CT590 - Chabazite on Quartz cast after Anhydrite $ 50
Paterson, New Jersey, USA
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 0.7 cm


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Chabazite on Quartz cast after Anhydrite from Paterson, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/CT590a.jpg] Chabazite on Quartz cast after Anhydrite from Paterson, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/CT590b.jpg] Chabazite on Quartz cast after Anhydrite from Paterson, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/CT590c.jpg]

Orange crystals of Chabazite. The surface of the Anhydrite is covered on the front side by tiny clear Quartz crystal that are all oriented in either and upward or downward direction. Old material from the Chuck Trantham collection, ex. Judy & Chris Cook.


CT216 - Dioptase on Calcite $ 150
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 3.7 x 3 x 2 cm


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Dioptase on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/CT216a.jpg] Dioptase on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/CT216c.jpg] Dioptase on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/CT216d.jpg] Dioptase on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/CT216e.jpg]

Mound-shaped mass of white Calcite crystals sprinkled with bright emerald green Dioptase crystals to 8mm. Good crystals all around and only minor damage to a couple crystals. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


CT146 - Rhodochrosite $ 150
Uchuchacua Mine, Oyon Prov., Peru
miniature - 4.8 x 4 x 3 cm


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Rhodochrosite from Uchuchacua Mine, Oyon Prov., Peru [db_pics/pics/CT146a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Uchuchacua Mine, Oyon Prov., Peru [db_pics/pics/CT146b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Uchuchacua Mine, Oyon Prov., Peru [db_pics/pics/CT146c.jpg]

Large vug lined with sparkling red Rhodochrosite crystals and small colorless Fluorite crystals. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection. Comes with an old New Mexico Tech Mineralogical Museum label.


CT554 - Chalcopyrite on Dolomite $ 225
Tri-State Mining District, Galena, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA
cabinet - 9.5 x 6.5 x 3.5 cm


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Chalcopyrite on Dolomite from Tri-State Mining District, Galena, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/CT554a.jpg] Chalcopyrite on Dolomite from Tri-State Mining District, Galena, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/CT554b.jpg] Chalcopyrite on Dolomite from Tri-State Mining District, Galena, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/CT554c.jpg] Chalcopyrite on Dolomite from Tri-State Mining District, Galena, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/CT554d.jpg] Chalcopyrite on Dolomite from Tri-State Mining District, Galena, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/CT554e.jpg]

Chalcopyrite crystals sprinkled upon wavy pink Dolomite crystals. Undamaged USA classic. Ex. Chuck Trantham personal collection #59 with label.


CT555 - Pyrrhotite $ 180
Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico
miniature - 4.7 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Pyrrhotite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT555a.jpg] Pyrrhotite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT555b.jpg] Pyrrhotite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT555c.jpg] Pyrrhotite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT555d.jpg]

Brassy metallic Pyrrhotite crystals from old finds in Mexico. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection that was in the Cliff Krueger collection prior to Chuck (with label).


CT196 - Legrandite $ 150
Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 2 cm


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Legrandite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT196a.jpg] Legrandite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT196b.jpg] Legrandite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT196c.jpg]

Starburst formation of golden Legrandite crystals. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection. Acquired from Al McGuinness in 1988.


CT107 - Wulfenite $ 175
Red Cloud Mine, La Paz County, Arizona, USA
miniature - 3.5 x 3.2 x 3 cm


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Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz County, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/CT107a.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz County, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/CT107b.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz County, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/CT107c.jpg]

Superb single Wulfenite crystal well protected in a vug. The Wulfenite has a great red/orange color and is translucent to transparent, 1.3cm in size. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


CT636 - Hambergite $ 450
Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1 x 1 cm


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Hambergite from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT636a.jpg] Hambergite from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT636b.jpg] Hambergite from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT636c.jpg] Hambergite from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT636d.jpg] Hambergite from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT636e.jpg]

Single white Hambergite crystal, an uncommon find at the Himalaya mine, with twinning clearly evident. Perfect and undamaged, ex. Bill Larson collection.


CT639 - Tourmaline with Lepidolite $ 1800
Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA
miniature - 3.6 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Tourmaline with Lepidolite from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT639a.jpg] Tourmaline with Lepidolite from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT639b.jpg] Tourmaline with Lepidolite from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT639c.jpg] Tourmaline with Lepidolite from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT639d.jpg] Tourmaline with Lepidolite from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT639e.jpg]

Gem quality pink Tourmaline crystal with attached books of purple Lepidolite. Clean, transparent, and undamaged. Tourmaline is 3.6 x 1.8cm. Weighs 26.47 grams.


CT508 - Vanadinite var. Endlichite $ 220
Touissit, Jerada Province, Oriental Region, Morocco
miniature - 3.2 x 2.2 x 2.2 cm


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Vanadinite var. Endlichite from Touissit, Jerada Province, Oriental Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/CT508a.jpg] Vanadinite var. Endlichite from Touissit, Jerada Province, Oriental Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/CT508b.jpg] Vanadinite var. Endlichite from Touissit, Jerada Province, Oriental Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/CT508c.jpg] Vanadinite var. Endlichite from Touissit, Jerada Province, Oriental Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/CT508e.jpg]

Fine floater cluster of thick arsenic rich Vanadinite crystals from Touissit. Main crystal is 2cm tall and 1.5cm thick. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection and comes with an old Alain Carion label.


CT296 - Fluorite $ 90
Hilton Mine, Appleby, Cumberland, England
thumbnail - 2.7 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm


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Fluorite from Hilton Mine, Appleby, Cumberland, England [db_pics/pics/CT296a.jpg] Fluorite from Hilton Mine, Appleby, Cumberland, England [db_pics/pics/CT296b.jpg] Fluorite from Hilton Mine, Appleby, Cumberland, England [db_pics/pics/CT296c.jpg]

Transparent cubes of yellow Fluorite. Old material from the Chuck Trantham collection.


CT292 - Torbernite, Kasolite $ 90
Musonoi Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC)
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 1.8 cm


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Torbernite, Kasolite from Musonoi Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/CT292a.jpg] Torbernite, Kasolite from Musonoi Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/CT292b.jpg] Torbernite, Kasolite from Musonoi Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/CT292c.jpg]

Specimen of platy, vivid green crystals of Torbernite and yellow Kasolite. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.

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25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36
37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60
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

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