Selected Specimens

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LL587 - Quartz var. Ametrine $ 750
Anahi Mine, La Gaiba Mining District, Santa Cruz, Bolivia
cabinet - 11.8 x 4 x 3 cm


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Quartz var. Ametrine from Anahi Mine, La Gaiba Mining District, Santa Cruz, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL587a.jpg] Quartz var. Ametrine from Anahi Mine, La Gaiba Mining District, Santa Cruz, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL587b.jpg] Quartz var. Ametrine from Anahi Mine, La Gaiba Mining District, Santa Cruz, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL587c.jpg] Quartz var. Ametrine from Anahi Mine, La Gaiba Mining District, Santa Cruz, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/LL587e.jpg]

Large transparent crystal of Ametrine (Quartz that is part Amethyst and part Citrine). It has typical etched form with a flat faces on the termination. Color zones of purple and yellow can be sieen inside this transparent crystal. There are two small dings otherwise this is perfect and one of the better examples I've seen. Ex. Bob Reynolds collection.


LL586 - Cerussite coated by Anglesite with Pyromorphite $ 1500
Blackwoods Open Cut, Broken Hill, NSW, Australia
cabinet - 15 x 6.5 x 3.5 cm


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Cerussite coated by Anglesite with Pyromorphite from Blackwoods Open Cut, Broken Hill, NSW, Australia [db_pics/pics/LL586a.jpg] Cerussite coated by Anglesite with Pyromorphite from Blackwoods Open Cut, Broken Hill, NSW, Australia [db_pics/pics/LL586b.jpg] Cerussite coated by Anglesite with Pyromorphite from Blackwoods Open Cut, Broken Hill, NSW, Australia [db_pics/pics/LL586d.jpg] Cerussite coated by Anglesite with Pyromorphite from Blackwoods Open Cut, Broken Hill, NSW, Australia [db_pics/pics/LL586f.jpg] Cerussite coated by Anglesite with Pyromorphite from Blackwoods Open Cut, Broken Hill, NSW, Australia [db_pics/pics/LL586g.jpg]

V-twin crystals of Cerussite in a row along the top of a narrow piece of matrix colored yellow by Pyromorphite. The Cerussite crystals reach 3.5cm in size and are coated by Anglesite. Ex. Bob Reynolds collection.


LL610 - Dolomite, Duftite on Wulfenite $ 1500
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 7 x 6.5 x 4.3 cm


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Dolomite, Duftite on Wulfenite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL610a.jpg] Dolomite, Duftite on Wulfenite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL610b.jpg] Dolomite, Duftite on Wulfenite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL610c.jpg] Dolomite, Duftite on Wulfenite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL610d.jpg] Dolomite, Duftite on Wulfenite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL610e.jpg] Dolomite, Duftite on Wulfenite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/LL610f.jpg]

Cluster of thin, tabular Wulfenite crystals with attached green Duftite and white Dolomite crystals. The Wulfenite are a pale whitish yellow color and reach 2.8cm on edge. Ex. Bob Reynolds collection #0959.


LL185 - McGuinnessite, Vuagnatite $ 180
Copper King Mine, Red Mountain, Mendocino Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 5.5 x 2.8 cm


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McGuinnessite, Vuagnatite from Copper King Mine, Red Mountain, Mendocino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL185a.jpg] McGuinnessite, Vuagnatite from Copper King Mine, Red Mountain, Mendocino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL185b.jpg] McGuinnessite, Vuagnatite from Copper King Mine, Red Mountain, Mendocino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL185c.jpg]

Bubbly blue/green McGuinnessite on all sides of matrix and glassy yellowish crystals of Vaugnatite on one side. McGuinnessite is a rare manganese, copper, carbonate and this specimen is from the type locality of the Copper King Mine in the Red Mountain Mining District. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection. Self collected by Chuck and Al McGuinness in 1982.


LL645 - Churchite $ 50
Leonie I Mine, Auerbach in der Oberpfalz, Bavaria, Germany
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 2 cm


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Churchite from Leonie I Mine, Auerbach in der Oberpfalz, Bavaria, Germany [db_pics/pics/LL645a.jpg] Churchite from Leonie I Mine, Auerbach in der Oberpfalz, Bavaria, Germany [db_pics/pics/LL645b.jpg] Churchite from Leonie I Mine, Auerbach in der Oberpfalz, Bavaria, Germany [db_pics/pics/LL645c.jpg] Churchite from Leonie I Mine, Auerbach in der Oberpfalz, Bavaria, Germany [db_pics/pics/LL645d.jpg] Churchite from Leonie I Mine, Auerbach in der Oberpfalz, Bavaria, Germany [db_pics/pics/LL645e.jpg]

Small, fibrous white to yellow Churchite crystals on matrix. The old label refers to this minera as 'Weinschenkite' and show a date of 1982. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


LL436 - Manandonite $ 50
Manandona River, Sahatany Valley, Madagascar
miniature - 3.2 x 2.2 x 2 cm


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Manandonite from Manandona River, Sahatany Valley, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/LL436a.jpg] Manandonite from Manandona River, Sahatany Valley, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/LL436b.jpg] Manandonite from Manandona River, Sahatany Valley, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/LL436c.jpg] Manandonite from Manandona River, Sahatany Valley, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/LL436d.jpg]

Specimen of pearly white Manandonite from the type and only locality for the species, the Antandrokomby pegmatite in Madagascar. Quartz crystals and small red Tourmaline crystals are also present. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


LL437 - Pargasite $ 50
Pargas, Southwest Finland, Finland
miniature - 3.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Pargasite from Pargas, Southwest Finland, Finland [db_pics/pics/LL437a.jpg] Pargasite from Pargas, Southwest Finland, Finland [db_pics/pics/LL437b.jpg] Pargasite from Pargas, Southwest Finland, Finland [db_pics/pics/LL437c.jpg] Pargasite from Pargas, Southwest Finland, Finland [db_pics/pics/LL437d.jpg]

Crystals of Pargasite in white Calcite from the type locality for the species. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


LL444 - Koettigite $ 50
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
thumbnail - 3 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm


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Koettigite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL444a.jpg] Koettigite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL444b.jpg] Koettigite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL444d.jpg] Koettigite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LL444e.jpg]

Sprays of green Koettigite on both sides of a vuggy limonite matrix. A much sought after rarity from Mapimi. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


CT567 - Chambersite $ 120
Venice Salt Dome, Lousiana, USA
thumbnail - 0.6 x 0.5 x 0.5 cm


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Chambersite from Venice Salt Dome, Lousiana, USA [db_pics/pics/CT567a.jpg] Chambersite from Venice Salt Dome, Lousiana, USA [db_pics/pics/CT567b.jpg] Chambersite from Venice Salt Dome, Lousiana, USA [db_pics/pics/CT567c.jpg]

Complete tetrahedron of Chambersite, a rare mineral found in salt formations in a small number of localities worldwide. There is damage along one edge, otherwise it's perfect with a dark purple color. This locality is on a narrow strip of land that extends out into the Gulf of Mexico to the southeast of New Orleans in an area that was severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina. This crystal was collected by Fred Pough in 1970. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


CT606 - Chambersite $ 150
Venice Salt Dome, Lousiana, USA
thumbnail - 0.6 x 0.6 x 0.6 cm


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Chambersite from Venice Salt Dome, Lousiana, USA [db_pics/pics/CT606a.jpg] Chambersite from Venice Salt Dome, Lousiana, USA [db_pics/pics/CT606b.jpg] Chambersite from Venice Salt Dome, Lousiana, USA [db_pics/pics/CT606c.jpg]

Complete tetrahedron of Chambersite, a rare mineral found in salt formations in a small number of localities worldwide. It has a medium purple color and a smaller crystal sticking out one side. This locality is on a narrow strip of land that extends out into the Gulf of Mexico to the southeast of New Orleans in an area that was severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina. This crystal was collected by Fred Pough in 1970. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


LL647 - Labuntsovite $ 50
DeMix Quarry, Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1.5 x 1 cm


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Labuntsovite from DeMix Quarry, Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL647a.jpg] Labuntsovite from DeMix Quarry, Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL647b.jpg] Labuntsovite from DeMix Quarry, Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/LL647c.jpg]

Prismatic red crystals of Labuntsovite in a small vug on matrix. The label indicates an 'unknown #5' is also present. Ex. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


LL440 - Chapmanite $ 50
La Bessade Mine, Mercœur, Brioude, Haute-Loire, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Chapmanite from La Bessade Mine, Mercœur, Brioude, Haute-Loire, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/LL440a.jpg] Chapmanite from La Bessade Mine, Mercœur, Brioude, Haute-Loire, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/LL440b.jpg] Chapmanite from La Bessade Mine, Mercœur, Brioude, Haute-Loire, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/LL440c.jpg]

Yellow/green Chapmanite on matrix. chapmanite is a rare silicat mineral and the antimony analogue of Bismutoferrite. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


LL392 - Jadeite $ 150
Russian River, Cloverdale area, Mendocino Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 7 x 4 cm


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Jadeite from Russian River, Cloverdale area, Mendocino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL392a.jpg] Jadeite from Russian River, Cloverdale area, Mendocino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL392b.jpg] Jadeite from Russian River, Cloverdale area, Mendocino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL392c.jpg] Jadeite from Russian River, Cloverdale area, Mendocino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL392d.jpg] Jadeite from Russian River, Cloverdale area, Mendocino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL392e.jpg]

Rare crystals (!) of green Jadeite, a species which is almost always found as massive and non-crystallized, better suited fro lapidary work than as specimens. The specimen has seams of green Jadeite with open vuggy areas containing crystals. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


LL394 - Jadeite $ 150
Russian River, Cloverdale area, Mendocino Co., California, USA
cabinet - 9.5 x 7.5 x 3.5 cm


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Jadeite from Russian River, Cloverdale area, Mendocino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL394a.jpg] Jadeite from Russian River, Cloverdale area, Mendocino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL394b.jpg] Jadeite from Russian River, Cloverdale area, Mendocino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL394c.jpg] Jadeite from Russian River, Cloverdale area, Mendocino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL394d.jpg] Jadeite from Russian River, Cloverdale area, Mendocino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL394e.jpg]

Rare crystals (!) of green Jadeite, a species which is almost always found as massive and non-crystallized, better suited fro lapidary work than as specimens. The specimen has seams of green Jadeite with open vuggy areas containing crystals. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


LL499 - 'Dannemorite' $ 40
Brunnsjögruvan, Grythyttan, Hällefors, Örebro County, Sweden
small cabinet - 7 x 7 x 4 cm


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'Dannemorite' from Brunnsjögruvan, Grythyttan, Hällefors, Örebro County, Sweden [db_pics/pics/LL499a.jpg] 'Dannemorite' from Brunnsjögruvan, Grythyttan, Hällefors, Örebro County, Sweden [db_pics/pics/LL499b.jpg] 'Dannemorite' from Brunnsjögruvan, Grythyttan, Hällefors, Örebro County, Sweden [db_pics/pics/LL499c.jpg] 'Dannemorite' from Brunnsjögruvan, Grythyttan, Hällefors, Örebro County, Sweden [db_pics/pics/LL499d.jpg] 'Dannemorite' from Brunnsjögruvan, Grythyttan, Hällefors, Örebro County, Sweden [db_pics/pics/LL499e.jpg]

Fibrous grey 'Dannemorite' an amphibole mineral whose name changed to manganogrunerite, and later (2017) to clino-ferro-suenoite. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.
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