Selected Specimens

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CT470 - Topaz $ 450
Tepetate, Mun. de Villa de Arriaga, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 1.4 cm


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Topaz from Tepetate, Mun. de Villa de Arriaga, San Luis Potosi, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT470a.jpg] Topaz from Tepetate, Mun. de Villa de Arriaga, San Luis Potosi, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT470c.jpg] Topaz from Tepetate, Mun. de Villa de Arriaga, San Luis Potosi, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT470f.jpg]

Fine quality pair of Topaz crystals. Well terminated with great color. A couple minor tiny edge nicks, otherwise undamaged. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


CT718 - Wavellite $ 150
Hensbarrow China Clay Pit, St. Austell, Cornwall, England
cabinet - 11.5 x 10 x 1.5 cm


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Wavellite from Hensbarrow China Clay Pit, St. Austell, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/CT718a.jpg] Wavellite from Hensbarrow China Clay Pit, St. Austell, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/CT718b.jpg] Wavellite from Hensbarrow China Clay Pit, St. Austell, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/CT718e.jpg] Wavellite from Hensbarrow China Clay Pit, St. Austell, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/CT718f.jpg] Wavellite from Hensbarrow China Clay Pit, St. Austell, Cornwall, England [db_pics/pics/CT718g.jpg]

Radial crystal groups of Wavellite all over specimen. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection and comew with a label from the Cornish mineral collection of K.P. Hammond


CT412 - Quartz with inclusions $ 150
Trepca Mines, Kosovo
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Quartz with inclusions from Trepca Mines, Kosovo [db_pics/pics/CT412a.jpg] Quartz with inclusions from Trepca Mines, Kosovo [db_pics/pics/CT412b.jpg] Quartz with inclusions from Trepca Mines, Kosovo [db_pics/pics/CT412d.jpg] Quartz with inclusions from Trepca Mines, Kosovo [db_pics/pics/CT412e.jpg] Quartz with inclusions from Trepca Mines, Kosovo [db_pics/pics/CT412f.jpg]

Transparent single Quartz crystal heavily included with Dolomite, Chlorite and other minerals. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection acquired from Al McGuinness.


CT464 - Spessartine with Quartz $ 175
Pakistan
small cabinet - 8 x 6 x 4.5 cm


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Spessartine with Quartz from Pakistan [db_pics/pics/CT464a.jpg] Spessartine with Quartz from Pakistan [db_pics/pics/CT464b.jpg] Spessartine with Quartz from Pakistan [db_pics/pics/CT464c.jpg] Spessartine with Quartz from Pakistan [db_pics/pics/CT464d.jpg] Spessartine with Quartz from Pakistan [db_pics/pics/CT464e.jpg]

Cluster of tall, transparent smokey Quartz crystals with attached Spessartine crystals. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


CT705 - Mimetite $ 350
Bilbao Mine, La Blanca, Ojocaliente Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3 cm


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Mimetite from Bilbao Mine, La Blanca, Ojocaliente Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT705a.jpg] Mimetite from Bilbao Mine, La Blanca, Ojocaliente Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT705b.jpg] Mimetite from Bilbao Mine, La Blanca, Ojocaliente Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT705c.jpg] Mimetite from Bilbao Mine, La Blanca, Ojocaliente Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT705d.jpg] Mimetite from Bilbao Mine, La Blanca, Ojocaliente Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT705e.jpg]

Old, somewhat globular mass of orange Mimetite from Mexico. Specimen is solid, translucent Mimetite. Rarely seen specimen from a small limited find in the 1950s. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


CT703 - Lawsonite $ 280
Sonoma Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 4 cm


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Lawsonite from Sonoma Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT703a.jpg] Lawsonite from Sonoma Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT703b.jpg] Lawsonite from Sonoma Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT703c.jpg]

Lawsonite is a rare mineral with the type locality in nearby Marin Co., California. They are typically found embedded in a green schist matrix. This specimen is unusual because the crystals grew into an open vug. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


CT755 - Paravauxite, Vauxite on Wavellite $ 150
LLallagua, Bolivia
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 3 cm


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Paravauxite, Vauxite on Wavellite from LLallagua, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/CT755a.jpg] Paravauxite, Vauxite on Wavellite from LLallagua, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/CT755b.jpg] Paravauxite, Vauxite on Wavellite from LLallagua, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/CT755c.jpg] Paravauxite, Vauxite on Wavellite from LLallagua, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/CT755d.jpg] Paravauxite, Vauxite on Wavellite from LLallagua, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/CT755e.jpg]

Green Paravauxite crystals and blue Vauxite on Wavellite. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection that also comes with old Frank Edwards collection and Steve Perry Minerals labels.


CT759 - Proustite $ 150
Uchucchacua Mine, Oyon Prov., Peru
miniature - 4.8 x 4 x 3 cm


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Proustite from Uchucchacua Mine, Oyon Prov., Peru [db_pics/pics/CT759a.jpg] Proustite from Uchucchacua Mine, Oyon Prov., Peru [db_pics/pics/CT759b.jpg] Proustite from Uchucchacua Mine, Oyon Prov., Peru [db_pics/pics/CT759c.jpg]

Well formed single Proustite crystal that contrasts well against white Calcite. The Proustite is 5mm and shows red color. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection, comew with an old Trinity Mineral Co. label.


CT763 - Cornubite $ 60
Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 2.5 cm


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Cornubite from Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/CT763a.jpg] Cornubite from Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/CT763b.jpg] Cornubite from Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/CT763c.jpg] Cornubite from Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/CT763d.jpg] Cornubite from Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/CT763e.jpg] Cornubite from Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/CT763f.jpg]

Areas of deep green Cornubite in matrix. Cornubite is a rare secondary copper arsenate mineral. Uncommon specimen from the Chuck Trantham collection.


CT764 - Cornubite $ 60
Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 2 cm


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Cornubite from Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/CT764a.jpg] Cornubite from Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/CT764b.jpg] Cornubite from Majuba Hill Mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/CT764c.jpg]

Areas of deep green Cornubite in matrix. Cornubite is a rare secondary copper arsenate mineral. Uncommon specimen from the Chuck Trantham collection.


CT770 - Skutterudite $ 80
Schneeberg, Saxony, Germany
miniature - 5 x 4 x 2.5 cm


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Skutterudite from Schneeberg, Saxony, Germany [db_pics/pics/CT770a.jpg] Skutterudite from Schneeberg, Saxony, Germany [db_pics/pics/CT770b.jpg] Skutterudite from Schneeberg, Saxony, Germany [db_pics/pics/CT770c.jpg] Skutterudite from Schneeberg, Saxony, Germany [db_pics/pics/CT770d.jpg]

Skutterudite crystals to 9mm in red Barite. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection and comes with an old Burminco label.


CT787 - Huebnerite with Quartz $ 250
Pasto Bueno, Ancash, Peru
thumbnail - 2.6 x 2 x 2 cm


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Huebnerite with Quartz from Pasto Bueno, Ancash, Peru [db_pics/pics/CT787a.jpg] Huebnerite with Quartz from Pasto Bueno, Ancash, Peru [db_pics/pics/CT787b.jpg] Huebnerite with Quartz from Pasto Bueno, Ancash, Peru [db_pics/pics/CT787c.jpg] Huebnerite with Quartz from Pasto Bueno, Ancash, Peru [db_pics/pics/CT787d.jpg]

Two crystals of Huebnerite on Quartz crystals. Each crystal appears to be a twin with a distinct 'fish tail' form. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


CT777 - Hematite after Magnetite $ 200
Payun volcano, Altiplano de Payun Matru, Mendoza, Argentina
miniature - 4 x 4 x 4 cm


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Hematite after Magnetite from Payun volcano, Altiplano de Payun Matru, Mendoza, Argentina [db_pics/pics/CT777a.jpg] Hematite after Magnetite from Payun volcano, Altiplano de Payun Matru, Mendoza, Argentina [db_pics/pics/CT777b.jpg] Hematite after Magnetite from Payun volcano, Altiplano de Payun Matru, Mendoza, Argentina [db_pics/pics/CT777c.jpg] Hematite after Magnetite from Payun volcano, Altiplano de Payun Matru, Mendoza, Argentina [db_pics/pics/CT777d.jpg] Hematite after Magnetite from Payun volcano, Altiplano de Payun Matru, Mendoza, Argentina [db_pics/pics/CT777f.jpg] Hematite after Magnetite from Payun volcano, Altiplano de Payun Matru, Mendoza, Argentina [db_pics/pics/CT777g.jpg]

Undamaged crystals group of Hematite pseudomorphs after octahedral magnetite crystals from the 2002 find in Argentina. Fascinating, highly sculptural specimen with bright, silvery metallic luster. Largest crystals is 2.5cm in size. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


CT778 - Silver on Galena $ 180
Freiberg, Saxony, Germany
small cabinet - 7.5 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm


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Silver on Galena from Freiberg, Saxony, Germany [db_pics/pics/CT778a.jpg] Silver on Galena from Freiberg, Saxony, Germany [db_pics/pics/CT778b.jpg] Silver on Galena from Freiberg, Saxony, Germany [db_pics/pics/CT778c.jpg] Silver on Galena from Freiberg, Saxony, Germany [db_pics/pics/CT778d.jpg] Silver on Galena from Freiberg, Saxony, Germany [db_pics/pics/CT778e.jpg]

Silver wires in various areas of a Galena matrix. Old speciemn that comes with an John Albanese label. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


CT779 - Copper $ 90
Sant Rita Pit, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA
miniature - 5 x 4 x 3 cm


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Copper from Sant Rita Pit, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/CT779a.jpg] Copper from Sant Rita Pit, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/CT779b.jpg] Copper from Sant Rita Pit, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/CT779c.jpg] Copper from Sant Rita Pit, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/CT779d.jpg] Copper from Sant Rita Pit, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/CT779f.jpg] Copper from Sant Rita Pit, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/CT779g.jpg]

Densly packed clusters of Copper crystals. Specimen is solid Copper with no matrix. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.
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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

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