Selected Specimens

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CT817 - Mimetite $ 40
Adelaida mine, San Antonio district, Vallenar, Huasco Province, Atacama Region, Chile
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Mimetite from Adelaida mine, San Antonio district, Vallenar, Huasco Province, Atacama Region, Chile [db_pics/pics/CT817a.jpg] Mimetite from Adelaida mine, San Antonio district, Vallenar, Huasco Province, Atacama Region, Chile [db_pics/pics/CT817b.jpg] Mimetite from Adelaida mine, San Antonio district, Vallenar, Huasco Province, Atacama Region, Chile [db_pics/pics/CT817c.jpg] Mimetite from Adelaida mine, San Antonio district, Vallenar, Huasco Province, Atacama Region, Chile [db_pics/pics/CT817d.jpg]

Orange Mimetite on Chrysocolla from an old mine that closed in 1930. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


CT819 - Azurite $ 60
San Pablo Mine, Inca de Oro, Chile
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 2 cm


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Azurite from San Pablo Mine, Inca de Oro, Chile [db_pics/pics/CT819a.jpg] Azurite from San Pablo Mine, Inca de Oro, Chile [db_pics/pics/CT819b.jpg] Azurite from San Pablo Mine, Inca de Oro, Chile [db_pics/pics/CT819c.jpg]

Vuggy matrix with good, lustrous Azurite crystals on both sides. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


CT823 - Pseudomalachite on Quartz $ 150
Los Azules mine, Quebrada San Miguel, Copiapó Province, Atacama, Chile
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 1.3 cm


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Pseudomalachite on Quartz from Los Azules mine, Quebrada San Miguel, Copiapó Province, Atacama, Chile [db_pics/pics/CT823a.jpg] Pseudomalachite on Quartz from Los Azules mine, Quebrada San Miguel, Copiapó Province, Atacama, Chile [db_pics/pics/CT823b.jpg] Pseudomalachite on Quartz from Los Azules mine, Quebrada San Miguel, Copiapó Province, Atacama, Chile [db_pics/pics/CT823c.jpg] Pseudomalachite on Quartz from Los Azules mine, Quebrada San Miguel, Copiapó Province, Atacama, Chile [db_pics/pics/CT823d.jpg]

Green Pseudomalachite coating Quartz crystals. Undamaged with good coverage on all sides. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


CT828 - Metatorbernite $ 60
Los Azules mine, Quebrada San Miguel, Copiapó Province, Atacama, Chile
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Metatorbernite from Los Azules mine, Quebrada San Miguel, Copiapó Province, Atacama, Chile [db_pics/pics/CT828a.jpg] Metatorbernite from Los Azules mine, Quebrada San Miguel, Copiapó Province, Atacama, Chile [db_pics/pics/CT828b.jpg] Metatorbernite from Los Azules mine, Quebrada San Miguel, Copiapó Province, Atacama, Chile [db_pics/pics/CT828c.jpg]

Green Metatorbernite crystals that contrast well against a dark matrix. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


CT750 - Pharmacolite $ 90
Neurode, Harz, Germany
small cabinet - 9 x 5 x 4 cm


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Pharmacolite from Neurode, Harz, Germany [db_pics/pics/CT750a.jpg] Pharmacolite from Neurode, Harz, Germany [db_pics/pics/CT750b.jpg] Pharmacolite from Neurode, Harz, Germany [db_pics/pics/CT750c.jpg]

Small pink hemispheres of Pharmacolite, a rare calcium arsenate mineral, on matrix. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection, formerly out of the Frank Edwards collection and comes with an old Shortmann's Minerals label.


CT753 - Kimzeyite, Perovskite, Magnetite, Apatite $ 50
Kimsey Calcite Quarry, Magnet Cove, Arkansas, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3.5 x 1.5 cm


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Kimzeyite, Perovskite, Magnetite, Apatite from Kimsey Calcite Quarry, Magnet Cove, Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/CT753a.jpg] Kimzeyite, Perovskite, Magnetite, Apatite from Kimsey Calcite Quarry, Magnet Cove, Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/CT753b.jpg] Kimzeyite, Perovskite, Magnetite, Apatite from Kimsey Calcite Quarry, Magnet Cove, Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/CT753c.jpg] Kimzeyite, Perovskite, Magnetite, Apatite from Kimsey Calcite Quarry, Magnet Cove, Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/CT753d.jpg]

Small black crystals of Kimzeyite, a rare Calcium and Zirconium nesosilicate mineral, in Calcite with other minerals (Perovskite, Magnetite, Monticellite, Apatite). Found at only a small number of localities worldwide. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


CT926 - Ardennite $ 50
Salmchateau, Vielsalm, Luxembourg, Wallonia, Belgium
thumbnail - 2 x 1.1 x 0.8 cm


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Ardennite from Salmchateau, Vielsalm, Luxembourg, Wallonia, Belgium [db_pics/pics/CT926a.jpg] Ardennite from Salmchateau, Vielsalm, Luxembourg, Wallonia, Belgium [db_pics/pics/CT926b.jpg] Ardennite from Salmchateau, Vielsalm, Luxembourg, Wallonia, Belgium [db_pics/pics/CT926c.jpg] Ardennite from Salmchateau, Vielsalm, Luxembourg, Wallonia, Belgium [db_pics/pics/CT926d.jpg]

Yellow Ardennite, a rare and complex sorosilicate mineral, on Quartz. From the type locality. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


CT914 - Iranite $ 150
Chah Khouni Mine, Anarak District, Isfahan Province, Iran
small cabinet - 7 x 4 x 4 cm


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Iranite from Chah Khouni Mine, Anarak District, Isfahan Province, Iran [db_pics/pics/CT914a.jpg] Iranite from Chah Khouni Mine, Anarak District, Isfahan Province, Iran [db_pics/pics/CT914b.jpg] Iranite from Chah Khouni Mine, Anarak District, Isfahan Province, Iran [db_pics/pics/CT914c.jpg] Iranite from Chah Khouni Mine, Anarak District, Isfahan Province, Iran [db_pics/pics/CT914d.jpg]

Lustrous red Iranite on matrix from the type locality in Iran. Iranite is a rare lead-copper-chromate. Ex. Al McGuinness, Chuck Trantham. The old Al McGuinness label shows a price of $100 from decades ago.


LL116 - Smithsonite $ 600
Laurium, Greece
miniature - 5 x 4.2 x 3 cm


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Smithsonite from Laurium, Greece [db_pics/pics/LL116a.jpg] Smithsonite from Laurium, Greece [db_pics/pics/LL116b.jpg] Smithsonite from Laurium, Greece [db_pics/pics/LL116d.jpg]

Blue botryoidal Smithsonite in multiple vugs. Old specimes that comes with a few old labels including a Jean Behier label that notes that he acquired it from the Letellier collection.


LL117 - Acanthite $ 500
Hongda Mine, Xiaoqinggou Ag-Mn deposit, Lingqiu County, Datong, Shanxi, China
miniature - 3.7 x 2.9 x 1.1 cm


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Acanthite from Hongda Mine, Xiaoqinggou Ag-Mn deposit, Lingqiu County, Datong, Shanxi, China [db_pics/pics/LL117a.jpg] Acanthite from Hongda Mine, Xiaoqinggou Ag-Mn deposit, Lingqiu County, Datong, Shanxi, China [db_pics/pics/LL117b.jpg] Acanthite from Hongda Mine, Xiaoqinggou Ag-Mn deposit, Lingqiu County, Datong, Shanxi, China [db_pics/pics/LL117c.jpg] Acanthite from Hongda Mine, Xiaoqinggou Ag-Mn deposit, Lingqiu County, Datong, Shanxi, China [db_pics/pics/LL117d.jpg] Acanthite from Hongda Mine, Xiaoqinggou Ag-Mn deposit, Lingqiu County, Datong, Shanxi, China [db_pics/pics/LL117e.jpg] Acanthite from Hongda Mine, Xiaoqinggou Ag-Mn deposit, Lingqiu County, Datong, Shanxi, China [db_pics/pics/LL117f.jpg]

Steel gray Acanthite crystal showing good crystal structure on both sides.


LL138 - Wulfenite $ 900
Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 6 x 6 cm


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Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL138a.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL138c.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL138d.jpg] Wulfenite from Red Cloud Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL138e.jpg]

Beautiful glassy orange/red Wulfenite crystals well exposed and filling seams in the matrix. Loaded with crystals, this is a very showing display specimen. There are some damaged crystals, but many more perfect ones.


LL127 - Apatite $ 450
Fulford Pegmatite, Eagle Co., Colorado, USA
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Apatite from Fulford Pegmatite, Eagle Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/LL127b.jpg] Apatite from Fulford Pegmatite, Eagle Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/LL127d.jpg] Apatite from Fulford Pegmatite, Eagle Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/LL127e.jpg]

An excellent single Apatite crystal from a small finds in the Fulford mining district. These were never found in quantity and are rarely seen for sale. This is a translucent crystal (with gem areas), perfectly terminated, complete all around and undamaged.


LL143 - Dioptase $ 350
Ray Mine, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
miniature - 4.8 x 3.8 x 2 cm


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Dioptase from Ray Mine, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL143a.jpg] Dioptase from Ray Mine, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL143b.jpg] Dioptase from Ray Mine, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/LL143c.jpg]

Drusy crystals of Dioptase with Chrysocolla on matrix. Excellent quality for the locality and the USA in general.


LL140 - Franklinite $ 250
Sterling Hill Mine, Franklin, New Jersey, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Franklinite from Sterling Hill Mine, Franklin, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/LL140a.jpg] Franklinite from Sterling Hill Mine, Franklin, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/LL140b.jpg] Franklinite from Sterling Hill Mine, Franklin, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/LL140c.jpg] Franklinite from Sterling Hill Mine, Franklin, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/LL140d.jpg] Franklinite from Sterling Hill Mine, Franklin, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/LL140e.jpg]

Octahedral crystals of Franklinite to 1.7cm on matrix. There are four good complete crystals exposed, with other partial crystals embedded in the matrix.


LL139 - Crocoite $ 650
Berezovsk, Ural Mtns., Russia
miniature - 4 x 3 x 3 cm


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Crocoite from Berezovsk, Ural Mtns., Russia [db_pics/pics/LL139a.jpg] Crocoite from Berezovsk, Ural Mtns., Russia [db_pics/pics/LL139b.jpg] Crocoite from Berezovsk, Ural Mtns., Russia [db_pics/pics/LL139c.jpg]

Orange/red Crocoite crystals to 1cm in size on multiple sides of the specimen. Bereszovsk is the type locality for Crocoite and was first described from this mine way back in 1766. Uncommon specimen potentially hundreds of years old.
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25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36
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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