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SV263 - Hureaulite $ 120 (=~ ¥ 17805) SOLD
Jocao Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 4 x 2.7 x 2 cm


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Hureaulite from Jocao Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SV263a.jpg] Hureaulite from Jocao Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SV263b.jpg] Hureaulite from Jocao Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SV263c.jpg] Hureaulite from Jocao Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/SV263d.jpg]

Bright pink crystals of Hureaulite on both sides of specimen. This mine is well known for it's great phosphate minerals, and the Hurealite from this locality is superb.


CT243 - Diaboleite, Caledonite $ 125 (=~ ¥ 18547)
Rowley Mine, Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 1.3 x 0.7 x 0.7 cm


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Diaboleite, Caledonite from Rowley Mine, Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/CT243a.jpg] Diaboleite, Caledonite from Rowley Mine, Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/CT243b.jpg] Diaboleite, Caledonite from Rowley Mine, Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/CT243c.jpg]

Small cluster of Diaboleite and Caledonite crystals. Old spceimn mounted in a plastic box.


LV288 - Sillimanite $ 60 (=~ ¥ 8903) SOLD
Nibbio-Val Faera pegmatites, Nibbio, Mergozzo, Piedmont, Italy
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3 cm


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Sillimanite from Nibbio-Val Faera pegmatites, Nibbio, Mergozzo, Piedmont, Italy [db_pics/pics/LV288a.jpg] Sillimanite from Nibbio-Val Faera pegmatites, Nibbio, Mergozzo, Piedmont, Italy [db_pics/pics/LV288b.jpg] Sillimanite from Nibbio-Val Faera pegmatites, Nibbio, Mergozzo, Piedmont, Italy [db_pics/pics/LV288c.jpg] Sillimanite from Nibbio-Val Faera pegmatites, Nibbio, Mergozzo, Piedmont, Italy [db_pics/pics/LV288d.jpg]

Translucent greyish crystals of Sillimanite in matrix. These are found in pegmatites in cliffs near the village of Nibbio. The main crystal is 4cm long.


CT165 - Legrandite $ 225 (=~ ¥ 33384)
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Legrandite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT165a.jpg] Legrandite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT165b.jpg] Legrandite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT165c.jpg]

Wide vug in Limonite filled with golden crystals of Legrandite. A rarity from the Chuck Trantham collection, originally acquired by Chuck from Al McGuinness in 1988.


LV304 - Wulfenite, Mimetite $ 125 (=~ ¥ 18547) SOLD
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
small cabinet - 7 x 4.5 x 4.5 cm


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Wulfenite, Mimetite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LV304a.jpg] Wulfenite, Mimetite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LV304b.jpg] Wulfenite, Mimetite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LV304c.jpg] Wulfenite, Mimetite from Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LV304d.jpg]

Globular yellow/green Mimetite all over a Limonite matrix with attached orange Wulfenite crystals, some of which are very transparent. Comes with a few old labels.


CT106 - Senarmontite $ 180 (=~ ¥ 26708)
Djebel Hammimat Mine, Ain Babouche District, Algeria
miniature - 3.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Senarmontite from Djebel Hammimat Mine, Ain Babouche District, Algeria [db_pics/pics/CT106a.jpg] Senarmontite from Djebel Hammimat Mine, Ain Babouche District, Algeria [db_pics/pics/CT106c.jpg] Senarmontite from Djebel Hammimat Mine, Ain Babouche District, Algeria [db_pics/pics/CT106d.jpg] Senarmontite from Djebel Hammimat Mine, Ain Babouche District, Algeria [db_pics/pics/CT106e.jpg]

Crystals of translucent grey octahedral Senarmontite on both sides of the specimen, with larger crystals to 6mm on the front and small drusy crystals on the back. Discovered in 1845, the Djebel Hammimat Mine is the type locality for sénarmontite, an antimony oxide dimorph of Valentinite. Ex. Chuck Trantham, Al McGuinness specimen.


LV284 - Gillespite, Sanbornite $ 60 (=~ ¥ 8903)
El Rosario Mine, El Alamo, Ensenada Municipality, Baja California, Mexico
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Gillespite, Sanbornite from El Rosario Mine, El Alamo, Ensenada Municipality, Baja California, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LV284a.jpg] Gillespite, Sanbornite from El Rosario Mine, El Alamo, Ensenada Municipality, Baja California, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LV284b.jpg] Gillespite, Sanbornite from El Rosario Mine, El Alamo, Ensenada Municipality, Baja California, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LV284c.jpg] Gillespite, Sanbornite from El Rosario Mine, El Alamo, Ensenada Municipality, Baja California, Mexico [db_pics/pics/LV284d.jpg]

Bright red crystals of Gillespite in massive crystalline white Sanbornite.


CT348 - Siegenite $ 275 (=~ ¥ 40803)
Buick Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 1 cm


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Siegenite from Buick Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/CT348a.jpg] Siegenite from Buick Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/CT348b.jpg] Siegenite from Buick Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/CT348c.jpg]

Crystals of Siegenite on a sulfide rich matrix that is crystallized on both sides. Siegenite is a cobalt nickel sulfide that is one of the rarer and most sought after minerals from Missouri's Viburnum Trend.


CT399 - Inderite $ 240 (=~ ¥ 35610)
Boron, Kern Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 3 x 2 cm


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Inderite from Boron, Kern Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT399a.jpg] Inderite from Boron, Kern Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT399b.jpg] Inderite from Boron, Kern Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT399c.jpg] Inderite from Boron, Kern Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT399e.jpg] Inderite from Boron, Kern Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT399f.jpg]

Well formed cluster of terminated, translucent Inderite crystals. Elegant, prismatic crystals with a thin coating of white Tincalconite in areas. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection #53. Though Chuck saw many of these, this was the one he decided to keep, for obvious reasons.


LV275 - Rutile in Quartz $ 125 (=~ ¥ 18547) SOLD
Spera Mountain, Momond Agency, Pakistan
small cabinet - 5.8 x 3.3 x 1.8 cm


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Rutile in Quartz from Spera Mountain, Momond Agency, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/LV275a.jpg] Rutile in Quartz from Spera Mountain, Momond Agency, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/LV275b.jpg] Rutile in Quartz from Spera Mountain, Momond Agency, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/LV275c.jpg] Rutile in Quartz from Spera Mountain, Momond Agency, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/LV275d.jpg]

Red meatllic sprays of Rutile in a transparent Quartz crystal. Each Rutile spray radiates out from a central point. Undamaged.


CT462 - Vaugnatite $ 150 (=~ ¥ 22256)
Copper King Mine, Red Mountain, Mendocino Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 7.2 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Vaugnatite from Copper King Mine, Red Mountain, Mendocino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT462a.jpg] Vaugnatite from Copper King Mine, Red Mountain, Mendocino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT462b.jpg] Vaugnatite from Copper King Mine, Red Mountain, Mendocino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT462c.jpg]

Glassy, colorless/white orthorhombic crystals of vuagnatite, a rare silicate mineral, on matrix. Collected by Chuck Trantham in 1982 and valued at that time at $100.

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