Selected Specimens

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CT171 - Wulfenite $ 60 (=~ ¥ 6211)
Hull Mine, Yuma Co., Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 1.8 cm


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Wulfenite from Hull Mine, Yuma Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/CT171a.jpg] Wulfenite from Hull Mine, Yuma Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/CT171b.jpg] Wulfenite from Hull Mine, Yuma Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/CT171c.jpg]

Thick, tabular orange Wulfenite crystals to 2mm on matrix, their form reminiscent of tiny Los Lamentos crystals. Old specimen from a rare and hard to obtain locality.


CT167 - Uvite with Magnesite $ 120 (=~ ¥ 12422)
Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 1.3 cm


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Uvite with Magnesite from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT167a.jpg] Uvite with Magnesite from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT167b.jpg] Uvite with Magnesite from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT167c.jpg] Uvite with Magnesite from Brumado Mine, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT167d.jpg]

Bright and lustrous green Uvite crystals (a Tourmaline species) associated with white Magnesite crystals. Undamaged specimen with partially transparent Uvites to 1.2cm in size.


CT159 - Rose Quartz scepter $ 125 (=~ ¥ 12940)
Pitorra Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2 x 1 x 1 cm


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Rose Quartz scepter from Pitorra Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT159a.jpg] Rose Quartz scepter from Pitorra Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT159b.jpg] Rose Quartz scepter from Pitorra Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT159d.jpg] Rose Quartz scepter from Pitorra Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT159e.jpg]

Pink Rose Quartz scepter head over a white Quartz stalk. This is an unusual one and the old label calls it a 'Hopper scepter' as it is somewhat cup-shaped. The Rose Quartz is also totally transparent which is uncommon and Rose Quartz is more typically only translucent. Neat, undamaged specimen.


CT191 - Rutile, Hematite on Quartz $ 150 (=~ ¥ 15528)
Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.9 x 1.2 cm


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Rutile, Hematite on Quartz from Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT191a.jpg] Rutile, Hematite on Quartz from Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT191b.jpg] Rutile, Hematite on Quartz from Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT191c.jpg] Rutile, Hematite on Quartz from Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT191d.jpg]

Golden Rutile and Hematite attached tot eh front of a clear Quartz crystal. The Quartz has both attached and included Rutile.


CT180 - Leucite $ 75 (=~ ¥ 7764)
Poggio Vibbio, Viterbo, Italy
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Leucite from Poggio Vibbio, Viterbo, Italy [db_pics/pics/CT180a.jpg] Leucite from Poggio Vibbio, Viterbo, Italy [db_pics/pics/CT180b.jpg] Leucite from Poggio Vibbio, Viterbo, Italy [db_pics/pics/CT180c.jpg] Leucite from Poggio Vibbio, Viterbo, Italy [db_pics/pics/CT180d.jpg]

A sharp and complete 1.3cm Leucite crystal in matrix. Ex. Chuck Trantham acquired in 1997 from Wolfgang Heller.


CT222 - Hydromagnesite, Artinite $ 125 (=~ ¥ 12940)
Staten Island, Richmond Co., New York, USA
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 1 cm


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Hydromagnesite, Artinite from Staten Island, Richmond Co., New York, USA [db_pics/pics/CT222a.jpg] Hydromagnesite, Artinite from Staten Island, Richmond Co., New York, USA [db_pics/pics/CT222b.jpg] Hydromagnesite, Artinite from Staten Island, Richmond Co., New York, USA [db_pics/pics/CT222c.jpg] Hydromagnesite, Artinite from Staten Island, Richmond Co., New York, USA [db_pics/pics/CT222d.jpg]

White hemispheres of Hydromagnesite and acicular sprays of Artinite that contrast well against a green matrix. Old specimen likely from the 1960s.


CT243 - Diaboleite, Caledonite $ 125 (=~ ¥ 12940)
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.


CT229 - Bixbyite on Hematite after Garnet on Topaz $ 125 (=~ ¥ 12940)
Maynard Claim, Thomas Range, Utah, USA
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm


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Bixbyite on Hematite after Garnet on Topaz from Maynard Claim, Thomas Range, Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/CT229a.jpg] Bixbyite on Hematite after Garnet on Topaz from Maynard Claim, Thomas Range, Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/CT229b.jpg] Bixbyite on Hematite after Garnet on Topaz from Maynard Claim, Thomas Range, Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/CT229c.jpg] Bixbyite on Hematite after Garnet on Topaz from Maynard Claim, Thomas Range, Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/CT229d.jpg]

12 mirror lustrous cubes of Bixbyite to 3mm grown atop a 1cm psuedomorph of Hematite after Garnet, all grown atop a gemmy Topaz crystal.


CT165 - Legrandite $ 225 (=~ ¥ 23292)
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.


CT170 - Pyromorphite $ 90 (=~ ¥ 9317)
Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Idaho, USA
thumbnail - 2.6 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/CT170a.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/CT170b.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/CT170c.jpg] Pyromorphite from Bunker Hill Mine, Kellog, Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/CT170d.jpg]

Undamaged mound of yellow/green Pyromorphite crystals from the classic Bunker Hill Mine.


CT198 - Bournonite $ 150 (=~ ¥ 15528)
Machacamarca Mine, Potosi Dept., Bolivia
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.3 x 1.5 cm


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Bournonite from Machacamarca Mine, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/CT198a.jpg] Bournonite from Machacamarca Mine, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/CT198b.jpg] Bournonite from Machacamarca Mine, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/CT198c.jpg] Bournonite from Machacamarca Mine, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/CT198d.jpg]

Well formed 2.5cm 'cogwheel' of Bournonite that sits up perfectly for display on a small amount of matrix. This is from older finds at mine that has produced some of the world's finest Bournonites.


CT182 - Bournonite $ 90 (=~ ¥ 9317)
Machacamarca Mine, Potosi Dept., Bolivia
thumbnail - 2.4 x 2.3 x 1.5 cm


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Bournonite from Machacamarca Mine, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/CT182a.jpg] Bournonite from Machacamarca Mine, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/CT182b.jpg] Bournonite from Machacamarca Mine, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/CT182c.jpg] Bournonite from Machacamarca Mine, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/pics/CT182d.jpg]

Well formed intergrown 'cogwheels' of Bournonite to 2.2cm with small amounts of attached matrix. This is from older finds at mine that has produced some of the world's finest Bournonites.


CT161 - Betafite $ 150 (=~ ¥ 15528)
Silver Crater Mine, Bancroft, Ontario, Canada
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.3 x 2 cm


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Betafite from Silver Crater Mine, Bancroft, Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/CT161a.jpg] Betafite from Silver Crater Mine, Bancroft, Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/CT161b.jpg] Betafite from Silver Crater Mine, Bancroft, Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/CT161c.jpg] Betafite from Silver Crater Mine, Bancroft, Ontario, Canada [db_pics/pics/CT161d.jpg]

Well formed complete single crystal of Betafite.


CT184 - Acanthite $ 120 (=~ ¥ 12422)
Veta Grande Mine, Zacatecas, Mexico
thumbnail - 2 x 2 x 1 cm


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Acanthite from Veta Grande Mine, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT184a.jpg] Acanthite from Veta Grande Mine, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT184b.jpg] Acanthite from Veta Grande Mine, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT184c.jpg]

Somewhat flattened, curving mass of Acanthite on a Quartz crystal covered matrix. Old specimen.


CT256 - Benitoite with Joaquinite, Neptunite $ 220 (=~ ¥ 22774)
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 3.3 x 2 cm


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Benitoite with Joaquinite, Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT256a.jpg] Benitoite with Joaquinite, Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT256b.jpg] Benitoite with Joaquinite, Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT256c.jpg]

Highly etched but glassy, tabular Benitoite crystals to 1cm with black Neptunite crystals, small brown Joaquinite crystals on white Natrolite over schist. Classic combination specimen for the locality. Comes with old Chuck Trantham and California Mineral Connection labels.
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85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96
97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108
109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120
121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132
133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143

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