Selected Specimens

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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.


CT778 - Silver on Galena $ 180
Freiberg, Saxony, Germany
small cabinet - 7.5 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm


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Silver on Galena from Freiberg, Saxony, Germany [db_pics/pics/CT778a.jpg] Silver on Galena from Freiberg, Saxony, Germany [db_pics/pics/CT778b.jpg] Silver on Galena from Freiberg, Saxony, Germany [db_pics/pics/CT778c.jpg] Silver on Galena from Freiberg, Saxony, Germany [db_pics/pics/CT778d.jpg] Silver on Galena from Freiberg, Saxony, Germany [db_pics/pics/CT778e.jpg]

Silver wires in various areas of a Galena matrix. Old speciemn that comes with an John Albanese label. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


CT779 - Copper $ 90
Sant Rita Pit, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA
miniature - 5 x 4 x 3 cm


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Copper from Sant Rita Pit, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/CT779a.jpg] Copper from Sant Rita Pit, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/CT779b.jpg] Copper from Sant Rita Pit, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/CT779c.jpg] Copper from Sant Rita Pit, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/CT779d.jpg] Copper from Sant Rita Pit, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/CT779f.jpg] Copper from Sant Rita Pit, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/CT779g.jpg]

Densly packed clusters of Copper crystals. Specimen is solid Copper with no matrix. 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. 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.


CT808 - Andradite with Scheelite $ 150
Garnet Hill, Calaveras Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 3 cm


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Andradite with Scheelite from Garnet Hill, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT808a.jpg] Andradite with Scheelite from Garnet Hill, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT808b.jpg] Andradite with Scheelite from Garnet Hill, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT808c.jpg] Andradite with Scheelite from Garnet Hill, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT808d.jpg]

Clusters of red/orange Andradite crystals with small crystals of attached Scheelite and Epidote. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


CT800 - Fluorite $ 400
Minerva Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
cabinet - 12 x 12 x 7.5 cm


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Fluorite from Minerva Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/CT800a.jpg] Fluorite from Minerva Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/CT800b.jpg] Fluorite from Minerva Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/CT800c.jpg] Fluorite from Minerva Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/CT800d.jpg]

Massive Fluorite specimen composed of cubic crystals to 6.5cm on edge. The Fluorite is purple over yellow cores and has areas of stepped growth and ight etching but no damage.


CT803 - Apatite var. Francolite $ 120
Levant Section, Geevor Mine, Pendeen, Cornwall, England
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4.5 x 1.3 cm


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Apatite var. Francolite from Levant Section, Geevor Mine, Pendeen, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/CT803a.jpg] Apatite var. Francolite from Levant Section, Geevor Mine, Pendeen, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/CT803c.jpg] Apatite var. Francolite from Levant Section, Geevor Mine, Pendeen, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/CT803d.jpg]

Old specimen with small hexagonal Apatite var. Francolite on matrix. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection. Comes with an old Sam Weller Minerals label that shows a date of 1987, and it was likely found much earlier than that as mining began here in the late 1700s.


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.
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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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