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CT645 - Fluorite $ 350 SOLD
Minerva Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
cabinet - 13.5 x 10 x 3.5 cm


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Fluorite from Minerva Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/CT645a.jpg] Fluorite from Minerva Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/CT645b.jpg] Fluorite from Minerva Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/CT645c.jpg] Fluorite from Minerva Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/CT645e.jpg] Fluorite from Minerva Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/CT645j.jpg] Fluorite from Minerva Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/CT645k.jpg]

Large grouping of transparent to translucent Fluorite cubes from the Minerva Mine. The Fluorite is yellow with thin outer layers of purple and has both attached and included crystals of Chalcopyrite and areas with thin coatings of white Barite. Clean and undamaged with small crystals on the backside too.


CT648 - Pyrite $ 50
La Rioja, Navajun, Spain
miniature - 3.2 x 3.1 x 3.1 cm


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Pyrite from La Rioja, Navajun, Spain [db_pics/pics/CT648a.jpg] Pyrite from La Rioja, Navajun, Spain [db_pics/pics/CT648b.jpg] Pyrite from La Rioja, Navajun, Spain [db_pics/pics/CT648c.jpg] Pyrite from La Rioja, Navajun, Spain [db_pics/pics/CT648d.jpg]

Classic single Pyrite cube from Spain, 3 cm on edge and 4.5cm on the diagonal. Complete and undamaged.


CT339 - Huebnerite with Quartz $ 350 SOLD
Huayllapon Mine, Pasto Bueno, Ancash Dept., Peru
small cabinet - 7 x 5.5 x 4.5 cm


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Huebnerite with Quartz from Huayllapon Mine, Pasto Bueno, Ancash Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/CT339a.jpg] Huebnerite with Quartz from Huayllapon Mine, Pasto Bueno, Ancash Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/CT339b.jpg] Huebnerite with Quartz from Huayllapon Mine, Pasto Bueno, Ancash Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/CT339c.jpg] Huebnerite with Quartz from Huayllapon Mine, Pasto Bueno, Ancash Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/CT339d.jpg]

Aesthetic, undamaged cluster of Huebnerite crystals surrounded by clear Quartz crystals. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection. HIs old label notes that he bought this for $100 from Al McGuinness back in 1978.


K844 - Prehnite $ 300
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 2 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K844a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K844b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K844c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K844d.jpg]

Gorgeous clean and translucent to transparent Prehnite rosette. There is a contact at the base otherwise it's undamaged with a smooth, flat backside where is was likely plucked off a Calcite crystal.


D587 - Andradite var. Topazolite $ 150
Yellow Cat Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 4 x 2.5 cm


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Andradite var. Topazolite from Yellow Cat Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/D587a.jpg] Andradite var. Topazolite from Yellow Cat Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/D587b.jpg] Andradite var. Topazolite from Yellow Cat Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/D587c.jpg] Andradite var. Topazolite from Yellow Cat Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/D587d.jpg]

Bright and lustrous golden colored Topazolite crystals and green Clinochlore on matrix. The Topazolite crystals reach 3mm and are translucent. Found near the Benitoite Gem Mine.


CT604 - Calcite, Barite on Fluorite $ 200
Minerva Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
cabinet - 15 x 6 x 4 cm


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Calcite, Barite on Fluorite from Minerva Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/CT604a.jpg] Calcite, Barite on Fluorite from Minerva Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/CT604b.jpg] Calcite, Barite on Fluorite from Minerva Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/CT604c.jpg] Calcite, Barite on Fluorite from Minerva Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/CT604d.jpg] Calcite, Barite on Fluorite from Minerva Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/CT604e.jpg] Calcite, Barite on Fluorite from Minerva Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/CT604f.jpg] Calcite, Barite on Fluorite from Minerva Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/CT604g.jpg]

Large specimen of purple and yellow Fluorite crystals that are covered on top and sides by white bladed Barite crystals and yellow scalenohedral Calcite crystals. In good condition, nothing but crystals everywhere.


D555 - Tsavorite $ 120
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.4 x 1 x 0.7 cm


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Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D555a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D555b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D555c.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D555d.jpg]

Gemmy single Tsavorite (Grossular) crystal with Graphite. Excellent color and undamaged.


D580 - Tsavorite, Graphite, Calcite, Diopside, Pyrite $ 300
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 3.3 x 2.4 cm


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Tsavorite, Graphite, Calcite, Diopside, Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D580a.jpg] Tsavorite, Graphite, Calcite, Diopside, Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D580b.jpg] Tsavorite, Graphite, Calcite, Diopside, Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D580d.jpg] Tsavorite, Graphite, Calcite, Diopside, Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D580e.jpg] Tsavorite, Graphite, Calcite, Diopside, Pyrite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/D580f.jpg]

Classic Merelani combination of elongated Tsavorite (Grossular) crystals, white Calcite, Diopside, Pyrite and well formed Graphite crystals. Excellent display and study piece for the locality.


D489 - Torbernite $ 120
Unknown
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 2.5 cm


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Torbernite from Unknown [db_pics/pics/D489a.jpg] Torbernite from Unknown [db_pics/pics/D489b.jpg] Torbernite from Unknown [db_pics/pics/D489c.jpg]

Platy green crystals of Torbernite on matrix. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection without any labels.


D720 - Copper $ 475
Hekla Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6.5 x 3.6 cm


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Copper from Hekla Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/D720a.jpg] Copper from Hekla Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/D720b.jpg] Copper from Hekla Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/D720c.jpg] Copper from Hekla Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/D720d.jpg] Copper from Hekla Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/D720e.jpg]

Well crystallized Copper specimen with a grouping of good crystals rising up off larger, thick crystals at the base.


CT666 - Stilbite with Mordenite $ 200 SOLD
Skookumchuck Dam, near Bucoda, Thurston Co., Washington, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 5 x 3 cm


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Stilbite with Mordenite from Skookumchuck Dam, near Bucoda, Thurston Co., Washington, USA [db_pics/pics/CT666a.jpg] Stilbite with Mordenite from Skookumchuck Dam, near Bucoda, Thurston Co., Washington, USA [db_pics/pics/CT666b.jpg] Stilbite with Mordenite from Skookumchuck Dam, near Bucoda, Thurston Co., Washington, USA [db_pics/pics/CT666d.jpg] Stilbite with Mordenite from Skookumchuck Dam, near Bucoda, Thurston Co., Washington, USA [db_pics/pics/CT666e.jpg]

Cluster of white Stilbite crystals with Mordenite, nothing but crystals everywhere, an excellent example for the species from the USA. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection. Chuck worked at this dam and collected many fine zeolites. His old handwritten card indicated it was collected from the left abuttment in 1970. This looks like a good one and it it must have been, as Chuck selected it to save in his personal collection.


CT685 - Quartz var. Grape Agate $ 350
Mamuju, Sulawesi, Indonesia
large cabinet - 20 x 10 x 8 cm


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Quartz var. Grape Agate from Mamuju, Sulawesi, Indonesia [db_pics/pics/CT685a.jpg] Quartz var. Grape Agate from Mamuju, Sulawesi, Indonesia [db_pics/pics/CT685b.jpg] Quartz var. Grape Agate from Mamuju, Sulawesi, Indonesia [db_pics/pics/CT685c.jpg] Quartz var. Grape Agate from Mamuju, Sulawesi, Indonesia [db_pics/pics/CT685e.jpg]

Large cluster of interconnected spheres of purple Quartz known as Grape Agate. I understand these are considered to be Amethyst. For my taste, the best Grape Agates need to have both deep purple color and sparkling luster, such as this large example.


CT656 - Heulandite with Mordenite $ 150
Amudika River, near Mirny, Yakutia, Siberia, Russia
miniature - 4.2 x 3 x 2.2 cm


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Heulandite with Mordenite from Amudika River, near Mirny, Yakutia, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/CT656a.jpg] Heulandite with Mordenite from Amudika River, near Mirny, Yakutia, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/CT656b.jpg] Heulandite with Mordenite from Amudika River, near Mirny, Yakutia, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/CT656d.jpg]

Bi-colored Heulandite crystal with Mordenite. A fine quality double-terminated Heulandite 2cm wide. Hard to find old specimen from Chuck Trantham personal collection.


CT658 - Heulandite with Mordenite, Calcite $ 150
Amudika River, near Mirny, Yakutia, Siberia, Russia
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 2 cm


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Heulandite with Mordenite, Calcite from Amudika River, near Mirny, Yakutia, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/CT658a.jpg] Heulandite with Mordenite, Calcite from Amudika River, near Mirny, Yakutia, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/CT658b.jpg] Heulandite with Mordenite, Calcite from Amudika River, near Mirny, Yakutia, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/CT658c.jpg] Heulandite with Mordenite, Calcite from Amudika River, near Mirny, Yakutia, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/CT658e.jpg]

Bi-colored Heulandite crystal with Mordenite and Calcite crystals. A fine quality double-terminated Heulandite 2.2cm wide. Hard to find old specimen from Chuck Trantham personal collection.

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