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CT101 - Koettigite $ 200
Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
miniature - 4.7 x 3 x 1.5 cm


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Koettigite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT101a.jpg] Koettigite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT101b.jpg] Koettigite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT101c.jpg] Koettigite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT101d.jpg] Koettigite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT101e.jpg]

Sprays of green Koettigite on both sides of a vuggy limonite matrix. A much sought after rarity from Mapimi. Comes with an old AL McGuinness label.


CT103 - MetaKoettigite $ 200 SOLD
Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
miniature - 4.4 x 3.3 x 1.3 cm


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MetaKoettigite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT103a.jpg] MetaKoettigite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT103b.jpg] MetaKoettigite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT103c.jpg] MetaKoettigite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT103d.jpg]

Sprays of Metakoettigite and green Koettigite on both sides of a vuggy limonite matrix. A much sought after rarity from Mapimi. Comes with an old Chuck Trantham label with an old price of $125.


CT105 - Koettigite $ 200 SOLD
Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
miniature - 4.8 x 3 x 1 cm


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Koettigite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT105a.jpg] Koettigite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT105b.jpg] Koettigite from Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT105c.jpg]

Sprays of green Koettigite on both sides of a vuggy limonite matrix. A much sought after rarity from Mapimi. Comes with an old Chuck Trantham label.


CT187 - Vuagnatite $ 120 SOLD
Copper King Mine, Red Mountain, Mendocino Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1 x 1 cm


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Vuagnatite from Copper King Mine, Red Mountain, Mendocino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT187a.jpg] Vuagnatite from Copper King Mine, Red Mountain, Mendocino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT187b.jpg] Vuagnatite from Copper King Mine, Red Mountain, Mendocino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT187c.jpg]

Glassy, colorless/white orthorhombic crystals of vuagnatite, a rare silicate, on matrix. A small specimen but with big crystals, to 3mm in size. Collected by Chuck Trantham.


CT217 - McGuinnessite $ 100 SOLD
Copper King Mine, Red Mountain, Mendocino Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 8.5 x 7 x 2 cm


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McGuinnessite from Copper King Mine, Red Mountain, Mendocino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT217a.jpg] McGuinnessite from Copper King Mine, Red Mountain, Mendocino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT217b.jpg] McGuinnessite from Copper King Mine, Red Mountain, Mendocino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT217c.jpg] McGuinnessite from Copper King Mine, Red Mountain, Mendocino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT217d.jpg] McGuinnessite from Copper King Mine, Red Mountain, Mendocino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT217e.jpg]

Mcguinnessite is a rare Mg-Cu carbonate, a member of Rosasite Group and is named after well-known California mineralogist, Al McGuinness. The matrix is richly covered with radial clusters and hemispheres of teal-blue mcguinnessite. Comes with an old Chuck Trantham label that shows his old price of $100.


CT115 - Galkhaite $ 180 SOLD
Getchell Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 1.3 cm


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Galkhaite from Getchell Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada [db_pics/pics/CT115a.jpg] Galkhaite from Getchell Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada [db_pics/pics/CT115b.jpg] Galkhaite from Getchell Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada [db_pics/pics/CT115c.jpg]

Bright red Galkhaite crystals on Quartz coated matrix. The crystal reach 1.5mm in size. Galkhaite is a very rare cesium, thallium, mercury sulfide.


CT131 - Galkhaite $ 300
Getchell Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada
miniature - 5 x 3 x 2.2 cm


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Galkhaite from Getchell Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada [db_pics/pics/CT131a.jpg] Galkhaite from Getchell Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada [db_pics/pics/CT131b.jpg] Galkhaite from Getchell Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada [db_pics/pics/CT131c.jpg]

Bright red Galkhaite crystals on Quartz coated matrix. The crystal reach 1.5mm in size. Galkhaite is a very rare cesium, thallium, mercury sulfide.


CT132 - Galkhaite $ 200 SOLD
Getchell Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada
miniature - 3.3 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Galkhaite from Getchell Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada [db_pics/pics/CT132a.jpg] Galkhaite from Getchell Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada [db_pics/pics/CT132b.jpg] Galkhaite from Getchell Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada [db_pics/pics/CT132c.jpg]

Bright red Galkhaite crystals on Quartz coated matrix. The crystal reach 1.5mm in size. Galkhaite is a very rare cesium, thallium, mercury sulfide.


CT108 - Iranite $ 150 SOLD
Chah Khouni Mine, Anarak District, Isfahan Province, Iran
miniature - 4 x 3 x 1.5 cm


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Iranite from Chah Khouni Mine, Anarak District, Isfahan Province, Iran [db_pics/pics/CT108a.jpg] Iranite from Chah Khouni Mine, Anarak District, Isfahan Province, Iran [db_pics/pics/CT108b.jpg] Iranite from Chah Khouni Mine, Anarak District, Isfahan Province, Iran [db_pics/pics/CT108c.jpg] Iranite from Chah Khouni Mine, Anarak District, Isfahan Province, Iran [db_pics/pics/CT108d.jpg]

Lustrous red Iranite on matrix from the type locality in Iran. Iranite is a rare lead-copper-chromate. Ex. Al McGunniess, Chuck Trantham specimens with labels.


CT112 - Deerite $ 75 SOLD
Laytonville Quarry, Mendocino Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 7.5 x 4 x 2 cm


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Deerite from Laytonville Quarry, Mendocino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT112a.jpg] Deerite from Laytonville Quarry, Mendocino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT112b.jpg] Deerite from Laytonville Quarry, Mendocino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT112c.jpg]

Long black acicular crystals of Deerite, a rare silicate mineral named after one of the authors of the popular book, 'An Introduction to the Rock Forming Minerals'. From the type locality.


CT121 - Aerinite $ 60
Estopimen, Muesca, Spain
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Aerinite from Estopimen, Muesca, Spain [db_pics/pics/CT121a.jpg] Aerinite from Estopimen, Muesca, Spain [db_pics/pics/CT121b.jpg] Aerinite from Estopimen, Muesca, Spain [db_pics/pics/CT121c.jpg] Aerinite from Estopimen, Muesca, Spain [db_pics/pics/CT121d.jpg]

Blue Aerinite on matrix. Aerinite is a rare, chemically complex carbonate-bearing silicate.


CT158 - Meneghinite $ 50 SOLD
Kalker Quarry, Santa Cruz, California, USA
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.2 x 2.2 cm


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Meneghinite from Kalker Quarry, Santa Cruz, California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT158a.jpg] Meneghinite from Kalker Quarry, Santa Cruz, California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT158b.jpg] Meneghinite from Kalker Quarry, Santa Cruz, California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT158c.jpg]

Bright silvery Meneghinite, a rare lead copper antimony sulfide, on matrix.


CT206 - Getchellite $ 50
Getchell Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm


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Getchellite from Getchell Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada [db_pics/pics/CT206a.jpg] Getchellite from Getchell Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada [db_pics/pics/CT206b.jpg] Getchellite from Getchell Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada [db_pics/pics/CT206c.jpg] Getchellite from Getchell Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada [db_pics/pics/CT206d.jpg]

Rare red Getchellite with Orpiment. Acquired from Al McGuinness in 1988.

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