Selected Specimens

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LL252 - Almandine $ 75
Garnet Hill, Ely, White Pine Co., Nevada, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Almandine from Garnet Hill, Ely, White Pine Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL252a.jpg] Almandine from Garnet Hill, Ely, White Pine Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL252b.jpg] Almandine from Garnet Hill, Ely, White Pine Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL252c.jpg] Almandine from Garnet Hill, Ely, White Pine Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL252d.jpg]

A 1.5cm red Almandine crystal in Rhyolite.


LL323 - Silver $ 180
Elura Mine, Cobar, New South Wales, Australia
miniature - 4.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Silver from Elura Mine, Cobar, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/LL323b.jpg] Silver from Elura Mine, Cobar, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/LL323c.jpg] Silver from Elura Mine, Cobar, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/LL323d.jpg] Silver from Elura Mine, Cobar, New South Wales, Australia [db_pics/pics/LL323e.jpg]

Solid cluster of intergrown Silver crystals, both herringbone formations and spine-twinned crystals. Nothing but Silver with crystals sticking out on all sides.


LL340 - Mineral suite from Tiger $ 80
Mammoth St Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 3 x 3 x 1.5 cm


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Mineral suite from Tiger from Mammoth St Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL340a.jpg] Mineral suite from Tiger from Mammoth St Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL340b.jpg] Mineral suite from Tiger from Mammoth St Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL340c.jpg] Mineral suite from Tiger from Mammoth St Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL340d.jpg]

Eight small specimens from the Mammoth St. Anthony Mine, sometimes referred to as "America's Tsumeb' for it's diverse suite of colorful and rare minerals. This lot includes Vanadinite on Quartz crystals (2), Malachite spheres on matrix (3), Mangan Siderite (2), and light blue/green pseudomorphs of possibly Chrysocolla after an undentified mineral. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


LL347 - Amethyst var. Grape agate $ 250
Mamuju, Sulawesi, Indonesia
cabinet - 14.5 x 6.5 x 3.5 cm


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Amethyst var. Grape agate from Mamuju, Sulawesi, Indonesia [db_pics/pics/LL347a.jpg] Amethyst var. Grape agate from Mamuju, Sulawesi, Indonesia [db_pics/pics/LL347b.jpg] Amethyst var. Grape agate from Mamuju, Sulawesi, Indonesia [db_pics/pics/LL347d.jpg] Amethyst var. Grape agate from Mamuju, Sulawesi, Indonesia [db_pics/pics/LL347e.jpg]

Large cluster of interconnected spheres of purple Amethyst known as Grape Agate. Good purple color with sparkly luster. Mounds of airy, interconnected spheres over a more solid, dense mass of interconnected spheres.


LL337 - Calcite with Natrolite $ 150
Springfield Butte, Lane Co. Oregon, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 5 x 4 cm


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Calcite with Natrolite from Springfield Butte, Lane Co. Oregon, USA [db_pics/pics/LL337a.jpg] Calcite with Natrolite from Springfield Butte, Lane Co. Oregon, USA [db_pics/pics/LL337b.jpg] Calcite with Natrolite from Springfield Butte, Lane Co. Oregon, USA [db_pics/pics/LL337c.jpg] Calcite with Natrolite from Springfield Butte, Lane Co. Oregon, USA [db_pics/pics/LL337e.jpg] Calcite with Natrolite from Springfield Butte, Lane Co. Oregon, USA [db_pics/pics/LL337g.jpg]

Aesthetic specimen of elongated Calcite crystals on Natrolite. A really neat piece collected by Chuck Trantham in 1961 and held in his collection ever since. The Natrolite has small dark inclusiions giving it a sptted appearance. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


CT200 - Fluorite with Calcite $ 50
Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 1.8 cm


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Fluorite with Calcite from Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT200a.jpg] Fluorite with Calcite from Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT200b.jpg] Fluorite with Calcite from Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT200c.jpg] Fluorite with Calcite from Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT200d.jpg]

White rhombic Calcite with attached pale purple Fluorite, tiny scalenohedral Calcite, and Pyrite. Ex. Chuck Trantham.


CT307 - Adamite twin $ 75
Gold Hill, Toole Co., Utah, USA
thumbnail - 2.4 x 1.2 x 1 cm


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Adamite twin from Gold Hill, Toole Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/CT307a.jpg] Adamite twin from Gold Hill, Toole Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/CT307b.jpg] Adamite twin from Gold Hill, Toole Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/CT307c.jpg]

Translucent, elongated twinned yellow/green Adamite crystal. Unusual specimen out of the Judy and Chris Cook collection of twinned thumbnails.


LL261 - Heulandite on Mordenite $ 180
Skookumchuck Dam, Thurston Co., Washington, USA
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 4.5 cm


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Heulandite on Mordenite from Skookumchuck Dam, Thurston Co., Washington, USA [db_pics/pics/LL261a.jpg] Heulandite on Mordenite from Skookumchuck Dam, Thurston Co., Washington, USA [db_pics/pics/LL261b.jpg] Heulandite on Mordenite from Skookumchuck Dam, Thurston Co., Washington, USA [db_pics/pics/LL261c.jpg] Heulandite on Mordenite from Skookumchuck Dam, Thurston Co., Washington, USA [db_pics/pics/LL261f.jpg]

Pink Heulandite crystals and Mordenite lining a vug in basalt. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection, self collected by Chuck in 1970.


CT708 - Stilbite on Mordenite $ 120
Skookumchuck Dam, Thurston Co., Washington, USA
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 2 cm


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Stilbite on Mordenite from Skookumchuck Dam, Thurston Co., Washington, USA [db_pics/pics/CT708a.jpg] Stilbite on Mordenite from Skookumchuck Dam, Thurston Co., Washington, USA [db_pics/pics/CT708b.jpg] Stilbite on Mordenite from Skookumchuck Dam, Thurston Co., Washington, USA [db_pics/pics/CT708c.jpg] Stilbite on Mordenite from Skookumchuck Dam, Thurston Co., Washington, USA [db_pics/pics/CT708d.jpg] Stilbite on Mordenite from Skookumchuck Dam, Thurston Co., Washington, USA [db_pics/pics/CT708e.jpg] Stilbite on Mordenite from Skookumchuck Dam, Thurston Co., Washington, USA [db_pics/pics/CT708f.jpg]

Tall, snow-white crystals of Stilbite with Mordenite, complete and well crystallized all around. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection, self collected by Chuck decades ago during his time working as a geologist during construction of the dam.


CT743 - Sand Calcite $ 125
Rattlesnake Butte, Jackson Co., South Dakota, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 8 x 4 cm


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Sand Calcite from Rattlesnake Butte, Jackson Co., South Dakota, USA [db_pics/pics/CT743a.jpg] Sand Calcite from Rattlesnake Butte, Jackson Co., South Dakota, USA [db_pics/pics/CT743b.jpg] Sand Calcite from Rattlesnake Butte, Jackson Co., South Dakota, USA [db_pics/pics/CT743c.jpg] Sand Calcite from Rattlesnake Butte, Jackson Co., South Dakota, USA [db_pics/pics/CT743d.jpg] Sand Calcite from Rattlesnake Butte, Jackson Co., South Dakota, USA [db_pics/pics/CT743e.jpg]

Criss-crossing Calcite crystals with inclusions of sand. The crossing crystal is 8cm and double terminated. These are unusual, USA classics collected decades ago and the locality is now closed to collecting. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


LL268 - Copper $ 220
Dunlap Mine, Dunlap Canyon, Mina, Nevada, USA
small cabinet - 8.5 x 6.5 x 4 cm


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Copper from Dunlap Mine, Dunlap Canyon, Mina, Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL268a.jpg] Copper from Dunlap Mine, Dunlap Canyon, Mina, Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL268b.jpg] Copper from Dunlap Mine, Dunlap Canyon, Mina, Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL268d.jpg] Copper from Dunlap Mine, Dunlap Canyon, Mina, Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL268f.jpg] Copper from Dunlap Mine, Dunlap Canyon, Mina, Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/LL268h.jpg]

Large mass of hackly Copper with some attached matrix. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection and comes with an old Minerals Unlimited label..


LL233 - Acanthite $ 120
Imiter Mine, Tinghir Province, Morocco
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Tinghir Province, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL233a.jpg] Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Tinghir Province, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL233b.jpg] Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Tinghir Province, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL233d.jpg] Acanthite from Imiter Mine, Tinghir Province, Morocco [db_pics/pics/LL233e.jpg]

Bright, silvery acanthite crystals. Octahdral crystals of this Silver Sulfide to 1.2 cm. Nothing but Acanthite crystals all around. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


LL265 - Phlogopite $ 60
Calumet Mica Property, Otter Lake, Quebec, Canada
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5.5 x 2.2 cm


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Phlogopite from Calumet Mica Property, Otter Lake, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL265a.jpg] Phlogopite from Calumet Mica Property, Otter Lake, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL265b.jpg] Phlogopite from Calumet Mica Property, Otter Lake, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL265c.jpg] Phlogopite from Calumet Mica Property, Otter Lake, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL265d.jpg]

Thick 'book' of Phlogopite (mica) from Otter Lake. Sharp, well defined edges with hexagonal form evident. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


LL373 - Willemite $ 120
Star Zinc Claim, Chibombo District, Lusaka, Zambia
thumbnail - 1 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm


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Willemite from Star Zinc Claim, Chibombo District, Lusaka, Zambia [db_pics/pics/LL373a.jpg] Willemite from Star Zinc Claim, Chibombo District, Lusaka, Zambia [db_pics/pics/LL373b.jpg] Willemite from Star Zinc Claim, Chibombo District, Lusaka, Zambia [db_pics/pics/LL373c.jpg] Willemite from Star Zinc Claim, Chibombo District, Lusaka, Zambia [db_pics/pics/LL373d.jpg]

Large single Willemite crystal. Complete all around and translucent. The termination has alot of etching but there are flat, smooth areas showing. An outstanding thumbnail for the species from an obscure locality. From MINDAT: 'Star Zinc Mine is a rich zinc silicate deposit 18 km N of Lusaka, which was intermittently mined for several decades up to 1992'. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


LL379 - Tantalite $ 120
Colorado, USA
thumbnail - 2 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm


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Tantalite from Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/LL379a.jpg] Tantalite from Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/LL379b.jpg] Tantalite from Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/LL379c.jpg] Tantalite from Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/LL379d.jpg]

Pair of intergrown, black Tantalite crystals from Colorado. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.

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