Selected Specimens

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CT304 - Meta-Tuyamunite $ 40
Shirley Basin, Carbon Co., Wyoming, USA
miniature - 3.5 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm


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Meta-Tuyamunite from Shirley Basin, Carbon Co., Wyoming, USA [db_pics/pics/CT304a.jpg] Meta-Tuyamunite from Shirley Basin, Carbon Co., Wyoming, USA [db_pics/pics/CT304b.jpg] Meta-Tuyamunite from Shirley Basin, Carbon Co., Wyoming, USA [db_pics/pics/CT304c.jpg]

Yellow Meta-Tuyamunite, a rare uranium mineral in the Carnotite group of minerals, on matrix. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


CT458 - Pyrargyrite $ 280
Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm


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Pyrargyrite from Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT458a.jpg] Pyrargyrite from Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT458b.jpg] Pyrargyrite from Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT458c.jpg] Pyrargyrite from Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT458d.jpg] Pyrargyrite from Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT458e.jpg]

Cluster of diverging Pyrargyrite crystals. Largest crystal is 9mm thick. These are sometimes refered to as 'ruby silver' due to the silver content of the mineral and the deep red coloration.


CT505 - Hemimorphite $ 225
79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 5.3 x 4.7 x 3 cm


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Hemimorphite from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/CT505a.jpg] Hemimorphite from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/CT505b.jpg] Hemimorphite from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/CT505c.jpg]

Vug completely filled by radial masses of light blue Hemimorphite crystals. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection. Undamaged.


K197 - Prehnite $ 650
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 8 x 5.5 x 4 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K197a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K197b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K197c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K197d.jpg]

Large, thick translucent crystals of yellow Prehnite. This is a great cluster of crystals with top color and crystal form. Despite a bit of chipping, it represents the best of Merelani Prehnite, considered among the best in the world.


CT456 - Morganite on Quartz $ 350
Minas Gerais, Brazil
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6 x 5.5 cm


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Morganite on Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT456a.jpg] Morganite on Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT456b.jpg] Morganite on Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT456c.jpg] Morganite on Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT456d.jpg] Morganite on Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT456e.jpg]

Colorless Quartz crystals with attached Morganite. The Morganite are etched with glassy luster, transparent, with a pink coloration. Ex. Chuck Trantham personal collection with label.


CT467 - Calcite on Amethyst $ 275
Valencia Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico
small cabinet - 9 x 8.5 x 3 cm


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Calcite on Amethyst from Valencia Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT467a.jpg] Calcite on Amethyst from Valencia Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT467b.jpg] Calcite on Amethyst from Valencia Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT467c.jpg] Calcite on Amethyst from Valencia Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT467e.jpg] Calcite on Amethyst from Valencia Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT467f.jpg]

White Calcite crystals atop Amethyst crystals. The Calcite crystals are hollow.


CT401 - Spinel with Pargasite $ 280
Locality 2, Twin Lakes area, Fresno Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 5.2 x 4 x 1.3 cm


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Spinel with Pargasite from Locality 2, Twin Lakes area, Fresno Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT401a.jpg] Spinel with Pargasite from Locality 2, Twin Lakes area, Fresno Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT401b.jpg] Spinel with Pargasite from Locality 2, Twin Lakes area, Fresno Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT401c.jpg] Spinel with Pargasite from Locality 2, Twin Lakes area, Fresno Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT401d.jpg]

Well formed, translucent octahedrons of blue Spinel to 4mm in size associated with brown Pargasite crystals. Sawcut on back. Collected by Chuck Trantham and Al McGuinness in 1986.


CT510 - Heulandite on Quartz $ 220
Prospect Park, New Jersey, USA
miniature - 4 x 2.8 x 2.5 cm


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Heulandite on Quartz from Prospect Park, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/CT510a.jpg] Heulandite on Quartz from Prospect Park, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/CT510b.jpg] Heulandite on Quartz from Prospect Park, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/CT510c.jpg] Heulandite on Quartz from Prospect Park, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/CT510d.jpg]

Large, fine quality Heulandite crystal atop drusy Quartz crystals. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection. Old label indicates it was purchased by Chuck from Frazier's minerals in 1991 and was formerly in the collection of Paul Patchick (#1102). Complete and undamaged.


CT482 - Rhodochrosite $ 125
Cananea, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 1.7 cm


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Rhodochrosite from Cananea, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT482a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Cananea, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT482b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Cananea, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT482c.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Cananea, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT482d.jpg]

Pink Rhodochrosite crystals on matrix. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection. Old label indicates it was purchased by Chuck at an estate sale in Atherton, California in 1999.


CT541 - Neptunite with Joaquinite $ 950
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 2 cm


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Neptunite with Joaquinite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT541a.jpg] Neptunite with Joaquinite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT541b.jpg] Neptunite with Joaquinite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT541c.jpg] Neptunite with Joaquinite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT541d.jpg] Neptunite with Joaquinite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT541e.jpg]

Thick, lustrous black Neptunite crystals on a flat matrix of Natrolite over schist. This is an old Steve Perry specimen that I purchased from Steve about 20 years ago and have kept in my collection ever since. All the crystals are terminated and undamaged, the main crystal is 2.5cm long. There are small brown Joaquinite crystals on the Natrolite.


CT546 - Phlogopite $ 120
Pain Pyit, Mogok, Myanmar
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


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Phlogopite from Pain Pyit, Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/CT546a.jpg] Phlogopite from Pain Pyit, Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/CT546b.jpg] Phlogopite from Pain Pyit, Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/CT546c.jpg] Phlogopite from Pain Pyit, Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/CT546e.jpg] Phlogopite from Pain Pyit, Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/CT546f.jpg]

Gem Phlogopyte crystals in white marble matrix. Old material from the Chuck Trantham collection.


CT547 - Quartz $ 75
Unknown
thumbnail - 2 x 2 x 2 cm


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Quartz from Unknown [db_pics/pics/CT547a.jpg] Quartz from Unknown [db_pics/pics/CT547b.jpg] Quartz from Unknown [db_pics/pics/CT547e.jpg]

Beautiful and undamaged japan-twin Quartz. No locality information available. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


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.
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