Selected Specimens

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K202 - Prehnite $ 450
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 9 x 5.5 x 4.5 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K202a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K202b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K202c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K202d.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K202e.jpg]

Large, distinct crystal clusters of Prehite atop a Graphite matrix. A beautiful example of the recent style found in 2019 that form elongated clusters that taper to a thin chisel-tip termination. This style also has a more bluegreen yellow color (as compared to previous with a more lemon yellow color) that doesn't get picked up by the camera very well. Wonderful piece that displays very well.


K934 - Prehnite $ 250
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4.4 x 3.5 x 3.2 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K934a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K934b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K934c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K934d.jpg]

Large, distinct crystals of Prehite atop a bit of Graphite matrix. Translucent with great yellow color yellow color. The size of the individual crystals is remarkable and uncommon for Prehnite as a species. It is contacted on one side where a Tanzanite crystal grew, and bits of Tanzanite remain attached.


K466 - Prehnite $ 350
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 2 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K466a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K466b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K466c.jpg]

Large, distinct crystals of Prehite atop a bit of Graphite matrix. Translucent with great yellow color yellow color. The size of the individual crystals is remarkable and uncommon for Prehnite as a species. Undamaged.


CT342 - Realgar $ 150
Getchell Mine Humboldt Co., Nevada, USA
miniature - 5 x 5 x 4 cm


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Realgar from Getchell Mine Humboldt Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/CT342a.jpg] Realgar from Getchell Mine Humboldt Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/CT342c.jpg] Realgar from Getchell Mine Humboldt Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/CT342d.jpg]

Bright, translucent acicular Realgar crystals covering surfaces and filling vugs in matrix. Ex. Trantham collection #225 acquired in 1979 and valued at that time at $20.


CT113 - Cerussite $ 150
Touissit, Morocco
thumbnail - 3 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


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Cerussite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/CT113a.jpg] Cerussite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/CT113b.jpg] Cerussite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/CT113c.jpg]

White 'snowflake' Cerussite cluster. Old material from the Chuck Trantham collection.


CT114 - Cerussite $ 150
Touissit, Morocco
thumbnail - 3 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm


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Cerussite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/CT114a.jpg] Cerussite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/CT114b.jpg] Cerussite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/CT114c.jpg]

White 'snowflake' Cerussite cluster 2.1cm wide, on matrix. Old material from the Chuck Trantham collection.


CT116 - Cerussite $ 180
Touissit, Morocco
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 1.8 cm


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Cerussite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/CT116a.jpg] Cerussite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/CT116b.jpg]

White 'snowflake' Cerussite cluster. Old material from the Chuck Trantham collection.


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.


D595 - Manganocalcite on Quartz $ 850
Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 3.5 cm


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Manganocalcite on Quartz from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/D595a.jpg] Manganocalcite on Quartz from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/D595b.jpg] Manganocalcite on Quartz from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/D595c.jpg] Manganocalcite on Quartz from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/D595d.jpg] Manganocalcite on Quartz from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/D595e.jpg] Manganocalcite on Quartz from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/D595f.jpg]

Lenticular pink Manganocalcite crystals to 3.5cm associated with transparent Quartz crystals. Both species are fine quality and combine to form a highly aesthetic arrangement. The Quartz has a nice chlorite phantom at mid-crystal. Undamaged.


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.


CT366 - Tourmaline $ 650
Cruziero Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 5 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT366a.jpg] Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT366b.jpg] Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT366c.jpg] Tourmaline from Cruziero Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT366d.jpg]

Glassy pink Tourmaline crystal with a flat termination. Translucent to transparent with a deeper pink core and and an especially 'hot' pink zone at the termination. Some edge chipping is present along the termination but it's in overall good condition, and an older piece out of the Chuck Trantham collection. Weighs 34.24 grams.


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.

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