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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.


CT552 - Rhodochrsoite $ 450
Emma Mine, Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA
cabinet - 11.5 x 10 x 3 cm


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Rhodochrsoite from Emma Mine, Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/CT552a.jpg] Rhodochrsoite from Emma Mine, Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/CT552b.jpg] Rhodochrsoite from Emma Mine, Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/CT552c.jpg] Rhodochrsoite from Emma Mine, Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/CT552d.jpg] Rhodochrsoite from Emma Mine, Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/CT552e.jpg]

Historic Rhodo specimen from the Emma Mine with a mixture of both light and medium pink colored crystals. Crystals reach 2.5cm in size and are undamaged. No matrix, specimen is solid Rhodochrosite with tiny pyrite crystals on the surface. Old material from the Chuck Trantham collection purchased by Chuck at the 1995 Tucson show.


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.


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).
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