Selected Specimens

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CT309 - Silver $ 225
Smuggler Mine, Aspen, Colorado, USA
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1.4 x 0.5 cm


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Silver from Smuggler Mine, Aspen, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/CT309a.jpg] Silver from Smuggler Mine, Aspen, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/CT309b.jpg] Silver from Smuggler Mine, Aspen, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/CT309c.jpg]

Sheet of solid Silver from the Smuggler Mine. Silver specimens from Aspen are very uncommon. Rare old specimen from the Chuck Trantham collection.


CT399 - Inderite $ 300
Boron, Kern Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 3 x 2 cm


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Inderite from Boron, Kern Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT399a.jpg] Inderite from Boron, Kern Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT399b.jpg] Inderite from Boron, Kern Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT399c.jpg] Inderite from Boron, Kern Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT399e.jpg] Inderite from Boron, Kern Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT399f.jpg]

Well formed cluster of terminated, translucent Inderite crystals. Elegant, prismatic crystals with a thin coating of white Tincalconite in areas. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection #53. Though Chuck saw many of these, this was the one he decided to keep, for obvious reasons.


CT350 - Analcime $ 275
North Table Mountain, Golden, Colorado, USA
miniature - 3.5 x 3.2 x 3 cm


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Analcime from North Table Mountain, Golden, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/CT350a.jpg] Analcime from North Table Mountain, Golden, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/CT350b.jpg] Analcime from North Table Mountain, Golden, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/CT350c.jpg] Analcime from North Table Mountain, Golden, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/CT350d.jpg]

Well formed, equant single Analcime crystal with smaller attached crystals. This locality has produced Colorado's finest zeolites and this is considered a large crystal for the locality. Complete all around and undamaged.


CT100 - Silver $ 250
Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.5 x 1.2 cm


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Silver from Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT100a.jpg] Silver from Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT100c.jpg] Silver from Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT100d.jpg] Silver from Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT100f.jpg] Silver from Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT100g.jpg]

Specimen of Silver crystals from Batopilas. Not the typical 'herringbone' style for the locality, this is a dense mass of crystals, some showing platy, cubic crystals to 3mm. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


CT438 - Willemite var. Troostite $ 180
Sterling Hill, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


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Willemite var. Troostite from Sterling Hill, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/CT438a.jpg] Willemite var. Troostite from Sterling Hill, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/CT438b.jpg] Willemite var. Troostite from Sterling Hill, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/CT438c.jpg] Willemite var. Troostite from Sterling Hill, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/CT438d.jpg]

Complete 2.5cm Willemite crystal on white Calcite. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection, acquired by Chuck in 2000.


CT441 - Smithsonite $ 150
Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 2 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


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Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/CT441a.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/CT441c.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/CT441d.jpg]

Tan crystals of Smithsonite forming a 14mm sphere of intergrown crystals on a matrix covered by small Smithsonite crystals. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection, acquired by Chuck in 1998.


CT386 - Quartz after Tourmaline $ 150
Urubu Mine, Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 3 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


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Quartz after Tourmaline from Urubu Mine, Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT386a.jpg] Quartz after Tourmaline from Urubu Mine, Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT386b.jpg] Quartz after Tourmaline from Urubu Mine, Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT386c.jpg]

A green Tourmaline crystal that has been almost entirely psuedomorphed to Quartz. Only a thin layer of Tourmaline remains on the front. Both the top and bottom show Quartz terminations, and the center and back are all mostly Quartz crystal. A strange one!!! Ex. Chuck Trantham collection, acquired by Chuck in 2005.


CT447 - Cornetite $ 125
Likasi, Katanga, Congo (DRC)
small cabinet - 7.2 x 5 x 1.8 cm


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Cornetite from Likasi, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/CT447a.jpg] Cornetite from Likasi, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/CT447b.jpg] Cornetite from Likasi, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/CT447c.jpg]

Radial groups of blue Cornetite crystals with Chrysocolla on matrix.


CT378 - Polybasite with Quartz $ 175
Las Chispas Mine. Arizpe, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 4.9 x 3.5 x 2 cm


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Polybasite with Quartz from Las Chispas Mine. Arizpe, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT378a.jpg] Polybasite with Quartz from Las Chispas Mine. Arizpe, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT378b.jpg] Polybasite with Quartz from Las Chispas Mine. Arizpe, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT378c.jpg] Polybasite with Quartz from Las Chispas Mine. Arizpe, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT378d.jpg] Polybasite with Quartz from Las Chispas Mine. Arizpe, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT378e.jpg]

Polybasite and Argentite associated with white Quartz crystals. Historic specimen from and old silver mine that operated from the 1880's to about 1907.


CT425 - Chlorite after Garnet $ 220
Oldman Ranch, Wyoming, USA
miniature - 5 x 4 x 3.2 cm


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Chlorite after Garnet from Oldman Ranch, Wyoming, USA [db_pics/pics/CT425a.jpg] Chlorite after Garnet from Oldman Ranch, Wyoming, USA [db_pics/pics/CT425b.jpg] Chlorite after Garnet from Oldman Ranch, Wyoming, USA [db_pics/pics/CT425c.jpg] Chlorite after Garnet from Oldman Ranch, Wyoming, USA [db_pics/pics/CT425d.jpg]

Large, complete dodecahedral crystal of Chlorite after Garnet. There is an indentation on the back face, otherwise it has perfect flat faces all around. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection acquired from Dyck's Minerals in 1987.


CT282 - Cinnabar $ 75
Culver Baer Mine, near Mercuryville, Sonoma Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4 x 1.5 cm


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Cinnabar from Culver Baer Mine, near Mercuryville, Sonoma Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT282a.jpg] Cinnabar from Culver Baer Mine, near Mercuryville, Sonoma Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT282b.jpg] Cinnabar from Culver Baer Mine, near Mercuryville, Sonoma Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT282c.jpg]

Long, flay laying crystals of Cinnabar on matrix from an obscure California mercury mine that began operation in 1872. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection, self collected by Chuck back in 1976.


CT357 - Wulfenite $ 125
Red Cloud Mine, Yuma Co., Arizona, USA
miniature - 4 x 4 x 2.2 cm


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Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, Yuma Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/CT357a.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, Yuma Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/CT357b.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, Yuma Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/CT357c.jpg]

Several translucent orange/red Wulfenite crystals on matrix. Largest crystal on top is 1.1cm wide.


CT404 - Natrolite $ 275
Chimney Rock Quarry, Somerset Co., New Jersey, USA
small cabinet - 5.2 x 0.9 x 0.9 cm


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Natrolite from Chimney Rock Quarry, Somerset Co., New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/CT404a.jpg] Natrolite from Chimney Rock Quarry, Somerset Co., New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/CT404b.jpg] Natrolite from Chimney Rock Quarry, Somerset Co., New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/CT404c.jpg] Natrolite from Chimney Rock Quarry, Somerset Co., New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/CT404d.jpg] Natrolite from Chimney Rock Quarry, Somerset Co., New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/CT404e.jpg]

Single well terminated Natrolite crystal. Transparent crystal with some small crystals and coatings on two sides. Undamaged and even has a nice phantom about 1cm down from the termination. Old material from the classic USA locality that produced what are considered some of the world's best Natrolites.


CT405 - Natrolite $ 275
Chimney Rock Quarry, Somerset Co., New Jersey, USA
miniature - 4.6 x 1.3 x 1 cm


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Natrolite from Chimney Rock Quarry, Somerset Co., New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/CT405a.jpg] Natrolite from Chimney Rock Quarry, Somerset Co., New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/CT405b.jpg] Natrolite from Chimney Rock Quarry, Somerset Co., New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/CT405c.jpg] Natrolite from Chimney Rock Quarry, Somerset Co., New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/CT405d.jpg] Natrolite from Chimney Rock Quarry, Somerset Co., New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/CT405e.jpg]

Single well terminated Natrolite crystal. Transparent and undamaged. Old material from the classic USA locality that produced what are considered some of the world's best Natrolites.


CT419 - Spessartine $ 500
Marienfluss, Kunene Region, Namibia
thumbnail - 1.2 x 1 x 1 cm


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Spessartine from Marienfluss, Kunene Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/CT419a.jpg] Spessartine from Marienfluss, Kunene Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/CT419c.jpg] Spessartine from Marienfluss, Kunene Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/CT419d.jpg]

Single Spessartine from 1990s finds at Marienfluss, located near the border with Angola. The color is an amazing vidid citrus orange. These form tightly in a Biotite schist, and this one has a few indentations on the backside, but overall it's in great comdion and complete all around. These were never abundant and now even harder to find.

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37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60
61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72
73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84
85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96
97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108
109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120
121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132
133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142

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