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CT579 - Smithsonite after Dolomite $ 75
Rush Creek Mining District, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA
thumbnail - 2.3 x 2.2 x 1.4 cm


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Smithsonite after Dolomite from Rush Creek Mining District, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/CT579a.jpg] Smithsonite after Dolomite from Rush Creek Mining District, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/CT579b.jpg] Smithsonite after Dolomite from Rush Creek Mining District, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/CT579c.jpg] Smithsonite after Dolomite from Rush Creek Mining District, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/CT579d.jpg]

Bright yellow crystals of Smithsonite replacing Dolomite, with the curving form of the former Dolomite crystals clearly evident. The yellow color is caused by inclusions of Greenockite. Beautiful specimen! 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).


CT521 - Liroconite $ 125
Muttrell's Lode, Wheal Gorland, St. Day, Gwennap, Cornwall, England
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.3 x 1.5 cm


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Liroconite from Muttrell's Lode, Wheal Gorland, St. Day, Gwennap, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/CT521a.jpg] Liroconite from Muttrell's Lode, Wheal Gorland, St. Day, Gwennap, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/CT521c.jpg] Liroconite from Muttrell's Lode, Wheal Gorland, St. Day, Gwennap, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/CT521d.jpg] Liroconite from Muttrell's Lode, Wheal Gorland, St. Day, Gwennap, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/CT521e.jpg]

Crystals of blue Lironconite to 2mm on matrix. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


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.


CT520 - Augite $ 50
Heard Island, South Indian Ocean
thumbnail - 1 x 1 x 0.5 cm


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Augite from Heard Island, South Indian Ocean [db_pics/pics/CT520a.jpg] Augite from Heard Island, South Indian Ocean [db_pics/pics/CT520b.jpg] Augite from Heard Island, South Indian Ocean [db_pics/pics/CT520c.jpg] Augite from Heard Island, South Indian Ocean [db_pics/pics/CT520d.jpg]

Single, well formed Augite crystal, complete all around and undamaged, a flaoter. What a neat locality! Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


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.


CT298 - Lepidolite on Stilbite $ 150
Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1.3 x 1 cm


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Lepidolite on Stilbite from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT298a.jpg] Lepidolite on Stilbite from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT298b.jpg] Lepidolite on Stilbite from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT298c.jpg] Lepidolite on Stilbite from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT298d.jpg] Lepidolite on Stilbite from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT298e.jpg]

Large single Stilbite crystal with an attached purple Lepidolite crystal at the base. Clean and undamaged thumbnail that would be a great addtion to a Himalaya Mine suite.


CT639 - Tourmaline with Lepidolite $ 1800
Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA
miniature - 3.6 x 1.8 x 0.5 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. Weighs 26.47 grams.
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