Selected Specimens

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CT443 - Willemite $ 200
Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Willemite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/CT443a.jpg] Willemite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/CT443c.jpg] Willemite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/CT443d.jpg] Willemite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/CT443e.jpg]

Translucent blue Willemite in satiny globular masses with areas of red surface coloration. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection, acquired by Chuck in 1975.


CT444 - Senegalite on Turquoise $ 160
Kouroudaiko, Senegal
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Senegalite on Turquoise from Kouroudaiko, Senegal [db_pics/pics/CT444a.jpg] Senegalite on Turquoise from Kouroudaiko, Senegal [db_pics/pics/CT444c.jpg] Senegalite on Turquoise from Kouroudaiko, Senegal [db_pics/pics/CT444d.jpg]

Yellow crystals of Senegalite on Turquoise. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection, acquired by Chuck in 1979.


CT446 - Rhodochrosite $ 75
Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico
thumbnail - 2 x 1.8 x 0.8 cm


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Rhodochrosite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT446a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT446b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT446c.jpg]

Translucent pink Rhodochrosite crystals without matrix. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection, acquired by Chuck in 2003.


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.


CT335 - Annabergite $ 200
Kamariza, Laurium, Greece
miniature - 3.8 x 3.2 x 1.5 cm


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Annabergite from Kamariza, Laurium, Greece [db_pics/pics/CT335a.jpg] Annabergite from Kamariza, Laurium, Greece [db_pics/pics/CT335b.jpg] Annabergite from Kamariza, Laurium, Greece [db_pics/pics/CT335c.jpg]

Vuggy matrix filled with bright green Annabergite crystals. Ex. Robert Philips collection.


CT248 - Mimetite on Cerussite $ 150
Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 2 cm


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Mimetite on Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/CT248aa.jpg] Mimetite on Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/CT248b.jpg] Mimetite on Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/CT248d.jpg]

Glassy Cerussite crystal partially coated by yellow Mimetite (old label says Beaverite) on a Mottramite coated matrix.


CT147 - Enargite $ 75
Butte, Silver bow Co., Montana, USA
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Enargite from Butte, Silver bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/CT147a.jpg] Enargite from Butte, Silver bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/CT147b.jpg] Enargite from Butte, Silver bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/CT147c.jpg] Enargite from Butte, Silver bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/CT147d.jpg]

Well terminated Enargite crystals to 7mm wide. Thumbnail sized specimen of a Butte and USA classic.
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