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CT577 - Linarite and Anglesite after Galena $ 225
Blanchard Mine, Socorro Co., New Mexico, USA
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.2 cm


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Linarite and Anglesite after Galena from Blanchard Mine, Socorro Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/CT577a.jpg] Linarite and Anglesite after Galena from Blanchard Mine, Socorro Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/CT577b.jpg] Linarite and Anglesite after Galena from Blanchard Mine, Socorro Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/CT577c.jpg] Linarite and Anglesite after Galena from Blanchard Mine, Socorro Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/CT577d.jpg]

Crystal of Galena atop sparkling Quartz crystals that has been partially psuedomorphed to Linarite and Anglesite. This si a particularly colorful specimen with deep blue highly saturated Linarite crystals. The Linarite crystalliztion is also exceptional - not just a blue coating, it's very 3-dimensioanl with raised crystals up off the surface of the Galena. 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.


CT496 - Pargasite $ 50
Locality #2, Twin Lakes area, Fresno Co., California, USA
miniature - 4 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Pargasite from Locality #2, Twin Lakes area, Fresno Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT496a.jpg] Pargasite from Locality #2, Twin Lakes area, Fresno Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT496b.jpg] Pargasite from Locality #2, Twin Lakes area, Fresno Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT496c.jpg]

Lustrous brown Pargasite crystals to 8mm on matrix. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection, collected by Chuck in 1982.


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.


FP101 - Chambersite $ 175
Venice Salt Dome, Lousiana, USA
thumbnail - 0.6 x 0.6 x 0.6 cm


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Chambersite from Venice Salt Dome, Lousiana, USA [db_pics/pics/FP101a.jpg] Chambersite from Venice Salt Dome, Lousiana, USA [db_pics/pics/FP101b.jpg]

Complete and undamaged tetrahedron of Chambersite, a rare mineral found in salt formations in a small number of localities worldwide. Dark purple in color and collected by Fred Pough in 1970. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


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


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

Single clear Quartz crystal heavily included by silvery Stibnite crystals. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection. Acquired by Chuck in 1980 from Al McGuinness


CT172 - Dioptase with Wulfenite $ 225
Mammoth Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
miniature - 3.3 x 2.3 x 1.7 cm


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

Colorful specimen of multiple species from this famous and historic mine. Lots going on here with orange Wulfenite, Chrysocolla coating Wulfenite crystals, bright sprays of acucular Dioptase, and clear Quartz crystal clusters. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


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.


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.
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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

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