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CT435 - Azurite $ 150 SOLD
Hanover #2 Mine, Pinos Altos, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA
thumbnail - 2 x 1.7 x 1.2 cm


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Azurite from Hanover #2 Mine, Pinos Altos, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/CT435a.jpg] Azurite from Hanover #2 Mine, Pinos Altos, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/CT435b.jpg] Azurite from Hanover #2 Mine, Pinos Altos, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/CT435c.jpg]

Complete, floater cluster of relatively large Azurite crystals in a somewhat 'bow-tie' formation. Undamaged and high quality. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection, acquired by Chuck in 1998.


CT436 - Helvite $ 60 SOLD
Navegador Mine, Conselheiro Pena, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2 x 2 x 2 cm


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Helvite from Navegador Mine, Conselheiro Pena, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT436a.jpg] Helvite from Navegador Mine, Conselheiro Pena, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT436b.jpg] Helvite from Navegador Mine, Conselheiro Pena, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT436c.jpg] Helvite from Navegador Mine, Conselheiro Pena, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT436d.jpg]

Greenish yellow Helvite crystals to 5mm on white Albite. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection, acquired by Chuck in 2004.


CT437 - Tugtupite $ 90 SOLD
Kvanefjeld, Ilimaussaq, Greenland
miniature - 3.5 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm


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Tugtupite from Kvanefjeld, Ilimaussaq, Greenland [db_pics/pics/CT437a.jpg] Tugtupite from Kvanefjeld, Ilimaussaq, Greenland [db_pics/pics/CT437b.jpg] Tugtupite from Kvanefjeld, Ilimaussaq, Greenland [db_pics/pics/CT437c.jpg]

Pink Tugtupite in matrix. Fluorescent red under UV light and also tenebrescent. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection, acquired by Chuck in 2007.


CT439 - Chambersite $ 150 SOLD
Barbers Hill Salt Dome, Chambers Co., Texas, USA
thumbnail - 0.5 x 0.5 x 0.5 cm


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Chambersite from Barbers Hill Salt Dome, Chambers Co., Texas, USA [db_pics/pics/CT439a.jpg] Chambersite from Barbers Hill Salt Dome, Chambers Co., Texas, USA [db_pics/pics/CT439b.jpg] Chambersite from Barbers Hill Salt Dome, Chambers Co., Texas, USA [db_pics/pics/CT439c.jpg]

Complete tetrahedron of translucent purple Chambersite. A rarity that is also quite beautiful with an amethyst=like color. Fine example from the type locality for the species. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection, acquired by Chuck in 2007.


CT440 - Azurite $ 150 SOLD
Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 2 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm


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Azurite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/CT440a.jpg] Azurite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/CT440b.jpg] Azurite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/CT440c.jpg] Azurite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/CT440d.jpg] Azurite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/CT440e.jpg]

Fine quality intergrown pair of Azurite rosettes from Bisbee. Complete all around and undamaged, these floater Azurite clusters are some of the most desired of all Bisbee specimens. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection, acquired by Chuck in 1973.


CT442 - Thorianite $ 175 SOLD
Asiva Region, NW of Fort Dauphin, Madagascar
thumbnail - 1.2 x 0.9 x 0.7 cm


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Thorianite from Asiva Region, NW of Fort Dauphin, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/CT442a.jpg] Thorianite from Asiva Region, NW of Fort Dauphin, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/CT442b.jpg] Thorianite from Asiva Region, NW of Fort Dauphin, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/CT442c.jpg] Thorianite from Asiva Region, NW of Fort Dauphin, Madagascar [db_pics/pics/CT442d.jpg]

Single black cubic crystal of Thorianite mounted in a Perky box with label. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection, acquired by Chuck in 1998.


CT445 - Saleeite $ 100 SOLD
Ranger Mine, Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, Australia
thumbnail - 2.3 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Saleeite from Ranger Mine, Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, Australia [db_pics/pics/CT445a.jpg] Saleeite from Ranger Mine, Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, Australia [db_pics/pics/CT445b.jpg] Saleeite from Ranger Mine, Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, Australia [db_pics/pics/CT445c.jpg] Saleeite from Ranger Mine, Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, Australia [db_pics/pics/CT445d.jpg]

Translucent yellow/green Saleeite crystals on matrix. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection, acquired by Chuck in 2002.


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.


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.


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 SOLD
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.
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