Selected Specimens

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CT659 - Thomasite $ 120
Amudika River, near Mirny, Yakutia, Siberia, Russia
miniature - 3.2 x 2.2 x 1.8 cm


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Thomasite from Amudika River, near Mirny, Yakutia, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/CT659a.jpg] Thomasite from Amudika River, near Mirny, Yakutia, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/CT659b.jpg] Thomasite from Amudika River, near Mirny, Yakutia, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/CT659c.jpg] Thomasite from Amudika River, near Mirny, Yakutia, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/CT659d.jpg]

Cluster of pink Thomasite from an obscure Russian locality. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection acquired by Chuck in 1992.


CT687 - Erythrite $ 90
Bou Azzer, Morocco
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.3 x 1 cm


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Erythrite from Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/CT687a.jpg] Erythrite from Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/CT687b.jpg] Erythrite from Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/CT687c.jpg] Erythrite from Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/CT687d.jpg]

Thumbnails sized Erythrite spceimn with a good isolated crystal on matrix.


CT682 - Tetrhedrite $ 1200
Peru
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Tetrhedrite from Peru [db_pics/pics/CT682a.jpg] Tetrhedrite from Peru [db_pics/pics/CT682b.jpg] Tetrhedrite from Peru [db_pics/pics/CT682c.jpg] Tetrhedrite from Peru [db_pics/pics/CT682d.jpg] Tetrhedrite from Peru [db_pics/pics/CT682e.jpg]

Large single Tetrahedrite, 3.5cm with some smaller attached crystals. Excellent size and undamaged with a slight coating of Chalcopyrite in areas. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


CT669 - Sapphire $ 180
Blue Jay Mine, Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada
miniature - 3.9 x 2.8 x 2 cm


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Sapphire from Blue Jay Mine, Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada [db_pics/pics/CT669a.jpg] Sapphire from Blue Jay Mine, Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada [db_pics/pics/CT669b.jpg] Sapphire from Blue Jay Mine, Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada [db_pics/pics/CT669c.jpg] Sapphire from Blue Jay Mine, Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada [db_pics/pics/CT669d.jpg] Sapphire from Blue Jay Mine, Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada [db_pics/pics/CT669e.jpg]

Cluster of deep blue, translucent Sapphire crystals from recent finds in Canada.


CT652 - Azurite (gem) $ 1500
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 3.3 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Azurite (gem) from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT652b.jpg] Azurite (gem) from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT652c.jpg] Azurite (gem) from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT652e.jpg] Azurite (gem) from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT652f.jpg]

The Milpillas Mine is well know as one of the most prolific Azurite specimen mines ever, and is now closed. This specimen is one of the rarer styles from the mine - flat, tabular and transparent enough to facet into a gemstone. The main crystal is 3cm wide.


CT664 - Smithsonite after Dolomite $ 125
Philadelpia Mine, Rush, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA
miniature - 3.5 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm


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Smithsonite after Dolomite from Philadelpia Mine, Rush, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/CT664a.jpg] Smithsonite after Dolomite from Philadelpia Mine, Rush, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/CT664b.jpg] Smithsonite after Dolomite from Philadelpia Mine, Rush, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/CT664c.jpg] Smithsonite after Dolomite from Philadelpia Mine, Rush, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/CT664d.jpg] Smithsonite after Dolomite from Philadelpia Mine, Rush, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/CT664e.jpg]

Bright yellow crystals of Smithsonite replacing Dolomite, with the curving form of the former Dolomite crystal clearly evident. The bright color is caused by inclusions of Greenockite. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection acquired by Chuck in 1992.


CT739 - Mellite $ 275
Csordakúti Mine, Bicske-Csordakút, Bicskei District, Fejér County, Hungary
thumbnail - 3 x 2.7 x 2.2 cm


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Mellite from Csordakúti Mine, Bicske-Csordakút, Bicskei District, Fejér County, Hungary [db_pics/pics/CT739a.jpg] Mellite from Csordakúti Mine, Bicske-Csordakút, Bicskei District, Fejér County, Hungary [db_pics/pics/CT739b.jpg] Mellite from Csordakúti Mine, Bicske-Csordakút, Bicskei District, Fejér County, Hungary [db_pics/pics/CT739c.jpg] Mellite from Csordakúti Mine, Bicske-Csordakút, Bicskei District, Fejér County, Hungary [db_pics/pics/CT739d.jpg]

Fine single crystal of the unusual organic mineral Mellite, 2.7cm wide tip to tip, with smaller attached crystals. A seldom seen rarity that, according to Mindat, has been found in only 12 localities worldwide. It occurs as a secondary mineral in lignite deposits. The crystals are translucent, with light brown color and sharp form. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection acquired by Chuck in 1987.


A100 - Titanite with Melanite $ 150
MT Jeannes Pit No. 2, Clear Creek, San Benito Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 4.5 x 3 cm


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Titanite with Melanite from MT Jeannes Pit No. 2, Clear Creek, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/A100a.jpg] Titanite with Melanite from MT Jeannes Pit No. 2, Clear Creek, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/A100b.jpg] Titanite with Melanite from MT Jeannes Pit No. 2, Clear Creek, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/A100c.jpg] Titanite with Melanite from MT Jeannes Pit No. 2, Clear Creek, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/A100d.jpg]

Pink Titanite (Sphene) crystals associated with black Andradite var. Melanite. This is one of only a handful of specimens found decades ago and a true rarity for a California or San Benito Co. collector. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection, collected by Chuck and Al McGuinness in 1982.


CT712 - Titanite with Melanite $ 250
MT Jeannes Pit No. 2, Clear Creek, San Benito Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 7.5 x 7.5 x 2.5 cm


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Titanite with Melanite from MT Jeannes Pit No. 2, Clear Creek, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT712a.jpg] Titanite with Melanite from MT Jeannes Pit No. 2, Clear Creek, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT712b.jpg] Titanite with Melanite from MT Jeannes Pit No. 2, Clear Creek, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT712c.jpg] Titanite with Melanite from MT Jeannes Pit No. 2, Clear Creek, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT712d.jpg] Titanite with Melanite from MT Jeannes Pit No. 2, Clear Creek, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT712e.jpg]

Pink Titanite (Sphene) crystals associated with black Andradite var. Melanite. This is one of only a handful of specimens found decades ago and a true rarity for a California or San Benito Co. collector. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection, collected by Chuck and Al McGuinness in 1982.


CT746 - Olivine with Spinel $ 140
Parker Mine, Quebec, Canada
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm


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Olivine with Spinel from Parker Mine, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/CT746a.jpg] Olivine with Spinel from Parker Mine, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/CT746b.jpg] Olivine with Spinel from Parker Mine, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/CT746c.jpg] Olivine with Spinel from Parker Mine, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/CT746d.jpg] Olivine with Spinel from Parker Mine, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/CT746e.jpg]

Thick green Olivine crystals associated with lustrous, well formed Spinel crystals. Uncommon specimen from the Chuck Trantham collection.


CT325 - Cassiterite $ 150
Bisesero, Rwanda
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.3 x 1.1 cm


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Cassiterite from Bisesero, Rwanda [db_pics/pics/CT325a.jpg] Cassiterite from Bisesero, Rwanda [db_pics/pics/CT325b.jpg] Cassiterite from Bisesero, Rwanda [db_pics/pics/CT325c.jpg] Cassiterite from Bisesero, Rwanda [db_pics/pics/CT325d.jpg]

Lustrous, well formed single Cassiterite crystal. Uncommon specimen from the Chuck Trantham collection.


CT174 - Rutile $ 180
Diamantina, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2 x 1.1 x 0.8 cm


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Rutile from Diamantina, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT174a.jpg] Rutile from Diamantina, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT174b.jpg] Rutile from Diamantina, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT174c.jpg] Rutile from Diamantina, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT174d.jpg]

Double-terminated Rutile crystal attached to another terminated Rutile crystal. Undamaged fine crystal. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


CT707 - Argentite with Silver $ 450
Potosi, Bolivia
miniature - 5 x 4 x 3 cm


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Argentite with Silver from Potosi, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/CT707a.jpg] Argentite with Silver from Potosi, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/CT707b.jpg] Argentite with Silver from Potosi, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/CT707c.jpg] Argentite with Silver from Potosi, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/CT707d.jpg] Argentite with Silver from Potosi, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/CT707e.jpg]

Silver wires in vugs all over specimen. There are also some unidentified elongated crystals in the vugs. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


CT706 - Anglesite $ 350
Last Chance Mine, Yreka Mining District, Kellog, Shoshone Co., Idaho, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm


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Anglesite from Last Chance Mine, Yreka Mining District, Kellog, Shoshone Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/CT706a.jpg] Anglesite from Last Chance Mine, Yreka Mining District, Kellog, Shoshone Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/CT706c.jpg] Anglesite from Last Chance Mine, Yreka Mining District, Kellog, Shoshone Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/CT706d.jpg] Anglesite from Last Chance Mine, Yreka Mining District, Kellog, Shoshone Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/CT706e.jpg] Anglesite from Last Chance Mine, Yreka Mining District, Kellog, Shoshone Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/CT706f.jpg]

Glassy transparent Anglesite crystals on a Galena matrix. Longest crystal is 1.4cm. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection. The old label indicates that this was from the Bunker Hill Mine, but it is most likely from the nearby Last Chance Mine, which are much rarer than Bunker Hill Anglesites.


CT359 - Celestite $ 200
Zacatecas, Mexico
miniature - 5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Celestite from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT359a.jpg] Celestite from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT359b.jpg] Celestite from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT359c.jpg] Celestite from Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT359e.jpg]

Large, chunky single Celestite crystal. Well terminated and undamaged. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.
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