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CT636 - Hambergite $ 450
Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1 x 1 cm


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Hambergite from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT636a.jpg] Hambergite from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT636b.jpg] Hambergite from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT636c.jpg] Hambergite from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT636d.jpg] Hambergite from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT636e.jpg]

Single white Hambergite crystal, an uncommon find at the Himalaya mine, with twinning clearly evident. Perfect and undamaged, ex. Bill Larson collection.


CT298 - Lepidolite on Stilbite $ 150
Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1.3 x 1 cm


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Lepidolite on Stilbite from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT298a.jpg] Lepidolite on Stilbite from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT298b.jpg] Lepidolite on Stilbite from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT298c.jpg] Lepidolite on Stilbite from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT298d.jpg] Lepidolite on Stilbite from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT298e.jpg]

Large single Stilbite crystal with an attached purple Lepidolite crystal at the base. Clean and undamaged thumbnail that would be a great addtion to a Himalaya Mine suite.


CT639 - Tourmaline with Lepidolite $ 1800
Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA
miniature - 3.6 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Tourmaline with Lepidolite from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT639a.jpg] Tourmaline with Lepidolite from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT639b.jpg] Tourmaline with Lepidolite from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT639c.jpg] Tourmaline with Lepidolite from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT639d.jpg] Tourmaline with Lepidolite from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT639e.jpg]

Gem quality pink Tourmaline crystal with attached books of purple Lepidolite. Clean, transparent, and undamaged. Tourmaline is 3.6 x 1.8cm. Weighs 26.47 grams.


CT508 - Vanadinite var. Endlichite $ 220
Touissit, Jerada Province, Oriental Region, Morocco
miniature - 3.2 x 2.2 x 2.2 cm


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Vanadinite var. Endlichite from Touissit, Jerada Province, Oriental Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/CT508a.jpg] Vanadinite var. Endlichite from Touissit, Jerada Province, Oriental Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/CT508b.jpg] Vanadinite var. Endlichite from Touissit, Jerada Province, Oriental Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/CT508c.jpg] Vanadinite var. Endlichite from Touissit, Jerada Province, Oriental Region, Morocco [db_pics/pics/CT508e.jpg]

Fine floater cluster of thick arsenic rich Vanadinite crystals from Touissit. Main crystal is 2cm tall and 1.5cm thick. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection and comes with an old Alain Carion label.


CT292 - Torbernite, Kasolite $ 90
Musonoi Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC)
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 1.8 cm


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Torbernite, Kasolite from Musonoi Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/CT292a.jpg] Torbernite, Kasolite from Musonoi Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/CT292b.jpg] Torbernite, Kasolite from Musonoi Mine, Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/CT292c.jpg]

Specimen of platy, vivid green crystals of Torbernite and yellow Kasolite. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


CT306 - Sulfur after Selenite $ 200
Silver Peak, Esmeralda Co., Nevada, USA
thumbnail - 3 x 1.5 x 0.8 cm


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Sulfur after Selenite from Silver Peak, Esmeralda Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/CT306a.jpg] Sulfur after Selenite from Silver Peak, Esmeralda Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/CT306b.jpg] Sulfur after Selenite from Silver Peak, Esmeralda Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/CT306c.jpg]

Rare and unusual psuedomorph of Sulfur that ahs replaced a well formed, terminated Selenite crystal. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


CT322 - Rutile $ 350
Champion Mine, Mono Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 2 x 1.5 x 1.4 cm


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Rutile from Champion Mine, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT322a.jpg] Rutile from Champion Mine, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT322b.jpg] Rutile from Champion Mine, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT322c.jpg] Rutile from Champion Mine, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT322d.jpg]

Fabulous V-twin crystal of Rutile from the Champion Mine. This is the best V-twin I can recall ever seeing from this locality. There are 6 pages of photos of Rutile fromt his locality on Mindat, and none show better twin formation than this. Complete all around with an area of contact on the back, with high luster. Ex. Chuck Trantham personal collection.


CT334 - Galena over Arsenopyrite on Muscovite $ 120
Panasquiera, Portugal
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.8 x 2 cm


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Galena over Arsenopyrite on Muscovite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/CT334a.jpg] Galena over Arsenopyrite on Muscovite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/CT334b.jpg] Galena over Arsenopyrite on Muscovite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/CT334c.jpg]

Sharp single Arseonopyrite crystal with an out coating of Galena, 1.7cm, on a mound of Muscovite. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection and comes with an old Al McGuinness label.


CT634 - Cassiterite $ 125
Viloco Mine, Bolivia
thumbnail - 3 x 2.7 x 1.6 cm


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Cassiterite from Viloco Mine, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/CT634a.jpg] Cassiterite from Viloco Mine, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/CT634b.jpg] Cassiterite from Viloco Mine, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/CT634c.jpg]

Large single Cassiterite crystal showing areas of transparency. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


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.


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.

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49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60
61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72
73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84
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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