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CT704 - Bismuthinite $ 140 SOLD
Llallagua, Rafael Bustillo, Potosí, Bolivia
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Bismuthinite from Llallagua, Rafael Bustillo, Potosí, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/CT704a.jpg] Bismuthinite from Llallagua, Rafael Bustillo, Potosí, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/CT704b.jpg] Bismuthinite from Llallagua, Rafael Bustillo, Potosí, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/CT704c.jpg] Bismuthinite from Llallagua, Rafael Bustillo, Potosí, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/CT704d.jpg] Bismuthinite from Llallagua, Rafael Bustillo, Potosí, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/CT704e.jpg]

Long metallic Bismuthinite crystals in matrix. Specimen is loaded with crystals throughout. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


D177 - Rhodochrosite $ 7500 SOLD
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5 x 2.5 cm


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Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/d177a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/d177b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/d177c.jpg] Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/d177d.jpg]

Cluster of large, deep red scalenohedral Rhodo crystals. Individual crystals to 1.5cm in size. There are a few cleaved tips but most are perfect.


CT317 - Fluorite $ 60 SOLD
Durham, England
thumbnail - 2 x 2 x 1.8 cm


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Fluorite from Durham, England [db_pics/pics/CT317a.jpg] Fluorite from Durham, England [db_pics/pics/CT317b.jpg] Fluorite from Durham, England [db_pics/pics/CT317c.jpg] Fluorite from Durham, England [db_pics/pics/CT317d.jpg]

Penetration twin of transparent green Fluorite cubes. Mounted on lucite in a perkey box. Perfect and undamaged. Ex Chuck Trantham collection, acquired by Chuck from the Judy & Chris Cook collection.


LL150 - Tetrahedrite with Quartz $ 300
Casapalca Mine, Casapalca, Huarochiri Province, Lima, Peru
small cabinet - 9 x 7 x 5.5 cm


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Tetrahedrite with Quartz from Casapalca Mine, Casapalca, Huarochiri Province, Lima, Peru [db_pics/pics/LL150a.jpg] Tetrahedrite with Quartz from Casapalca Mine, Casapalca, Huarochiri Province, Lima, Peru [db_pics/pics/LL150b.jpg] Tetrahedrite with Quartz from Casapalca Mine, Casapalca, Huarochiri Province, Lima, Peru [db_pics/pics/LL150c.jpg] Tetrahedrite with Quartz from Casapalca Mine, Casapalca, Huarochiri Province, Lima, Peru [db_pics/pics/LL150d.jpg] Tetrahedrite with Quartz from Casapalca Mine, Casapalca, Huarochiri Province, Lima, Peru [db_pics/pics/LL150e.jpg]

Black Sphalerite and clear Quartz crystals serves as the matrix for a large 2.9cm Tetrahedrite crystal.


LL236 - Tourmaline $ 180 SOLD
Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA
miniature - 3.2 x 1.2 x 1.2 cm


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Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL236a.jpg] Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL236b.jpg] Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL236c.jpg] Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL236d.jpg]

Transparent, partially double-terminated single Tourmaline crystal. The crystal has a dark green termination followed by a grass green central zone with a very faint pink zone in the middle. Undamaged crystal that weighs 9.8 grams.


LL241 - Enargite on Barite $ 200
Butte, Silver Bow Co. Montana, USA
thumbnail - 1.4 x 1 x 1 cm


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Enargite on Barite from Butte, Silver Bow Co. Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/LL241a.jpg] Enargite on Barite from Butte, Silver Bow Co. Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/LL241b.jpg] Enargite on Barite from Butte, Silver Bow Co. Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/LL241f.jpg] Enargite on Barite from Butte, Silver Bow Co. Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/LL241g.jpg] Enargite on Barite from Butte, Silver Bow Co. Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/LL241i.jpg]

Small but very cute specimen featuring a 1.1cm double-terminated Enargite crystal attached to a translucent Barite crystal. Undamaged floater complete all around.


LL154 - Spessartine, Quartz on Microcline $ 280 SOLD
Audry Lynn Mine, Riverside Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Spessartine, Quartz on Microcline from Audry Lynn Mine, Riverside Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL154a.jpg] Spessartine, Quartz on Microcline from Audry Lynn Mine, Riverside Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL154b.jpg] Spessartine, Quartz on Microcline from Audry Lynn Mine, Riverside Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL154d.jpg] Spessartine, Quartz on Microcline from Audry Lynn Mine, Riverside Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL154e.jpg]

Porcelein white Microcline crystal with attached red Garnets and a 3.8cm double-terminated Quartz crystal. Excellent for a California garnet specimen. The Quartz is light smokey in color and has some extra faces between the termination and prism faces and is possibly a Dauphine twin.


CT607 - Chambersite $ 250 SOLD
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/CT607a.jpg] Chambersite from Venice Salt Dome, Lousiana, USA [db_pics/pics/CT607b.jpg] Chambersite from Venice Salt Dome, Lousiana, USA [db_pics/pics/CT607c.jpg]

Complete and undamaged tetrahedron of Chambersite, a rare mineral found in salt formations in a small number of localities worldwide. Translucent 'Amethyst' purple in color and collected by Fred Pough in 1970. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


LL212 - Thaumasite $ 750 SOLD
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
thumbnail - 1.6 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm


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Thaumasite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/LL212a.jpg] Thaumasite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/LL212b.jpg] Thaumasite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/LL212c.jpg] Thaumasite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/LL212d.jpg]

Double-terminated, transparent yellow Thaumasite crystal. Thaumasite is a rare mineral in the Ettringite group, the best were found at the N'Chwanning. This is an old piece I bought from Clive Queit at the Tucson show about 20 years ago. He had a number of specimen at the time, but this is one of very few double-terminated crystals I've ever seen.

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