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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.


CT306 - Sulfur after Selenite $ 200
Silver Peak, Esmeralda Co., Nevada, USA
thumbnail - 3 x 1.5 x 0.8 cm


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Sulfur after Selenite from Silver Peak, Esmeralda Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/CT306a.jpg] Sulfur after Selenite from Silver Peak, Esmeralda Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/CT306b.jpg] Sulfur after Selenite from Silver Peak, Esmeralda Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/CT306c.jpg]

Rare and unusual psuedomorph of Sulfur that ahs replaced a well formed, terminated Selenite crystal. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


CT297 - Vesuvianite $ 50
Goodall Quarry, Sanford, Maine
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1 x 1 cm


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Vesuvianite from Goodall Quarry, Sanford, Maine [db_pics/pics/CT297a.jpg] Vesuvianite from Goodall Quarry, Sanford, Maine [db_pics/pics/CT297b.jpg] Vesuvianite from Goodall Quarry, Sanford, Maine [db_pics/pics/CT297c.jpg] Vesuvianite from Goodall Quarry, Sanford, Maine [db_pics/pics/CT297d.jpg]

Terminated Vesuvianite crystals from Maine. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


CT322 - Rutile $ 350
Champion Mine, Mono Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 2 x 1.5 x 1.4 cm


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Rutile from Champion Mine, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT322a.jpg] Rutile from Champion Mine, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT322b.jpg] Rutile from Champion Mine, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT322c.jpg] Rutile from Champion Mine, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT322d.jpg]

Fabulous V-twin crystal of Rutile from the Champion Mine. This is the best V-twin I can recall ever seeing from this locality. There are 6 pages of photos of Rutile fromt his locality on Mindat, and none show better twin formation than this. Complete all around with an area of contact on the back, with high luster. Ex. Chuck Trantham personal collection.


CT334 - Galena over Arsenopyrite on Muscovite $ 120
Panasquiera, Portugal
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.8 x 2 cm


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Galena over Arsenopyrite on Muscovite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/CT334a.jpg] Galena over Arsenopyrite on Muscovite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/CT334b.jpg] Galena over Arsenopyrite on Muscovite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/CT334c.jpg]

Sharp single Arseonopyrite crystal with an out coating of Galena, 1.7cm, on a mound of Muscovite. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection and comes with an old Al McGuinness label.


CT634 - Cassiterite $ 125
Viloco Mine, Bolivia
thumbnail - 3 x 2.7 x 1.6 cm


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Cassiterite from Viloco Mine, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/CT634a.jpg] Cassiterite from Viloco Mine, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/CT634b.jpg] Cassiterite from Viloco Mine, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/CT634c.jpg]

Large single Cassiterite crystal showing areas of transparency. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


CT600 - Calcite on Fluorite $ 225
Minerva Mine, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
cabinet - 12 x 10 x 7 cm


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Calcite on Fluorite from Minerva Mine, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/CT600a.jpg] Calcite on Fluorite from Minerva Mine, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/CT600b.jpg] Calcite on Fluorite from Minerva Mine, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/CT600c.jpg] Calcite on Fluorite from Minerva Mine, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/CT600d.jpg] Calcite on Fluorite from Minerva Mine, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/CT600e.jpg] Calcite on Fluorite from Minerva Mine, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/CT600f.jpg] Calcite on Fluorite from Minerva Mine, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/CT600g.jpg]

Elongated translucent to transparent light yellow Calcite crystals atop large cubes of purple and yellow Fluorite. Cleaved faces on some fo the Calcites but most are good.


CT602 - Amazonite $ 450
10 Percent Claim, Teller Co., Colorado, USA
small cabinet - 7.5 x 7 x 6 cm


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Amazonite from 10 Percent Claim, Teller Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/CT602a.jpg] Amazonite from 10 Percent Claim, Teller Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/CT602b.jpg] Amazonite from 10 Percent Claim, Teller Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/CT602c.jpg] Amazonite from 10 Percent Claim, Teller Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/CT602d.jpg]

Cluster of blue/green Amazonite crystals with white Albite. Largest crystal is 4cm long and 3cm thick. Undamaged and mounted on a Lucite stand.


CT603 - Axinite in Quartz $ 225
New Melones Reservoir, Calaveras Co., California, USA
cabinet - 13 x 11 x 8 cm


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Axinite in Quartz from New Melones Reservoir, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT603a.jpg] Axinite in Quartz from New Melones Reservoir, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT603b.jpg] Axinite in Quartz from New Melones Reservoir, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT603c.jpg] Axinite in Quartz from New Melones Reservoir, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT603d.jpg] Axinite in Quartz from New Melones Reservoir, Calaveras Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT603e.jpg]

Large single Quartz crystal with inclusions of purple Axinite and green Chlorite.


CT648 - Pyrite $ 50
La Rioja, Navajun, Spain
miniature - 3.2 x 3.1 x 3.1 cm


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Pyrite from La Rioja, Navajun, Spain [db_pics/pics/CT648a.jpg] Pyrite from La Rioja, Navajun, Spain [db_pics/pics/CT648b.jpg] Pyrite from La Rioja, Navajun, Spain [db_pics/pics/CT648c.jpg] Pyrite from La Rioja, Navajun, Spain [db_pics/pics/CT648d.jpg]

Classic single Pyrite cube from Spain, 3 cm on edge and 4.5cm on the diagonal. Complete and undamaged.


CT601 - Calcite with Fluorite $ 175
Gaskins Mine, Pope Co., Illinois, USA
cabinet - 10 x 9 x 6.5 cm


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Calcite with Fluorite from Gaskins Mine, Pope Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/CT601a.jpg] Calcite with Fluorite from Gaskins Mine, Pope Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/CT601b.jpg] Calcite with Fluorite from Gaskins Mine, Pope Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/CT601c.jpg] Calcite with Fluorite from Gaskins Mine, Pope Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/CT601d.jpg] Calcite with Fluorite from Gaskins Mine, Pope Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/CT601e.jpg] Calcite with Fluorite from Gaskins Mine, Pope Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/CT601f.jpg]

Slightly yellow Calcite crystals associated with etched purple Fluorite crystals from the Gaskins Mine, which is located in Pope County near the border with Hardin County.


K844 - Prehnite $ 300
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 2 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K844a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K844b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K844c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K844d.jpg]

Gorgeous clean and translucent to transparent Prehnite rosette. There is a contact at the base otherwise it's undamaged with a smooth, flat backside where is was likely plucked off a Calcite crystal.


D587 - Andradite var. Topazolite $ 150
Yellow Cat Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 4 x 2.5 cm


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Andradite var. Topazolite from Yellow Cat Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/D587a.jpg] Andradite var. Topazolite from Yellow Cat Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/D587b.jpg] Andradite var. Topazolite from Yellow Cat Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/D587c.jpg] Andradite var. Topazolite from Yellow Cat Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/D587d.jpg]

Bright and lustrous golden colored Topazolite crystals and green Clinochlore on matrix. The Topazolite crystals reach 3mm and are translucent. Found near the Benitoite Gem Mine.
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