Selected Specimens

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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.


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.


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 2.5 x 2 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. Tourmaline is 3.6 x 1.8cm. Weighs 26.47 grams.


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.


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 pseudomorph of Sulfur that ahs replaced a well formed, terminated Selenite crystal. 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.


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.


D555 - Tsavorite $ 120
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.4 x 1 x 0.7 cm


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Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D555a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D555b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D555c.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D555d.jpg]

Gemmy single Tsavorite (Grossular) crystal with Graphite. Excellent color and undamaged.


D580 - Tsavorite, Graphite, Calcite, Diopside, Pyrite $ 300
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 3.3 x 2.4 cm


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Tsavorite, Graphite, Calcite, Diopside, Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D580a.jpg] Tsavorite, Graphite, Calcite, Diopside, Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D580b.jpg] Tsavorite, Graphite, Calcite, Diopside, Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D580d.jpg] Tsavorite, Graphite, Calcite, Diopside, Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D580e.jpg] Tsavorite, Graphite, Calcite, Diopside, Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D580f.jpg]

Classic Merelani combination of elongated Tsavorite (Grossular) crystals, white Calcite, Diopside, Pyrite and well formed Graphite crystals. Excellent display and study piece for the locality.


D489 - Torbernite $ 120
Unknown
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 2.5 cm


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Torbernite from Unknown [db_pics/pics/D489a.jpg] Torbernite from Unknown [db_pics/pics/D489b.jpg] Torbernite from Unknown [db_pics/pics/D489c.jpg]

Platy green crystals of Torbernite on matrix. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection without any labels.


D720 - Copper $ 475
Hekla Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6.5 x 3.6 cm


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Copper from Hekla Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/D720a.jpg] Copper from Hekla Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/D720b.jpg] Copper from Hekla Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/D720c.jpg] Copper from Hekla Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/D720d.jpg] Copper from Hekla Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/D720e.jpg]

Well crystallized Copper specimen with a grouping of good crystals rising up off larger, thick crystals at the base.
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