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CT687 - Erythrite $ 90
Bou Azzer, Morocco
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.3 x 1 cm


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Erythrite from Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/CT687a.jpg] Erythrite from Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/CT687b.jpg] Erythrite from Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/CT687c.jpg] Erythrite from Bou Azzer, Morocco [db_pics/pics/CT687d.jpg]

Thumbnails sized Erythrite spceimn with a good isolated crystal on matrix.


CT682 - Tetrhedrite $ 1200
Peru
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Tetrhedrite from Peru [db_pics/pics/CT682a.jpg] Tetrhedrite from Peru [db_pics/pics/CT682b.jpg] Tetrhedrite from Peru [db_pics/pics/CT682c.jpg] Tetrhedrite from Peru [db_pics/pics/CT682d.jpg] Tetrhedrite from Peru [db_pics/pics/CT682e.jpg]

Large single Tetrahedrite, 3.5cm with some smaller attached crystals. Excellent size and undamaged with a slight coating of Chalcopyrite in areas. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


CT664 - Smithsonite after Dolomite $ 125
Philadelpia Mine, Rush, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA
miniature - 3.5 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm


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Smithsonite after Dolomite from Philadelpia Mine, Rush, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/CT664a.jpg] Smithsonite after Dolomite from Philadelpia Mine, Rush, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/CT664b.jpg] Smithsonite after Dolomite from Philadelpia Mine, Rush, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/CT664c.jpg] Smithsonite after Dolomite from Philadelpia Mine, Rush, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/CT664d.jpg] Smithsonite after Dolomite from Philadelpia Mine, Rush, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/CT664e.jpg]

Bright yellow crystals of Smithsonite replacing Dolomite, with the curving form of the former Dolomite crystal clearly evident. The bright color is caused by inclusions of Greenockite. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection acquired by Chuck in 1992.


CT739 - Mellite $ 275
Csordakúti Mine, Bicske-Csordakút, Bicskei District, Fejér County, Hungary
thumbnail - 3 x 2.7 x 2.2 cm


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Mellite from Csordakúti Mine, Bicske-Csordakút, Bicskei District, Fejér County, Hungary [db_pics/pics/CT739a.jpg] Mellite from Csordakúti Mine, Bicske-Csordakút, Bicskei District, Fejér County, Hungary [db_pics/pics/CT739b.jpg] Mellite from Csordakúti Mine, Bicske-Csordakút, Bicskei District, Fejér County, Hungary [db_pics/pics/CT739c.jpg] Mellite from Csordakúti Mine, Bicske-Csordakút, Bicskei District, Fejér County, Hungary [db_pics/pics/CT739d.jpg]

Fine single crystal of the unusual organic mineral Mellite, 2.7cm wide tip to tip, with smaller attached crystals. A seldom seen rarity that, according to Mindat, has been found in only 12 localities worldwide. It occurs as a secondary mineral in lignite deposits. The crystals are translucent, with light brown color and sharp form. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection acquired by Chuck in 1987.


A100 - Titanite with Melanite $ 150
MT Jeannes Pit No. 2, Clear Creek, San Benito Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 4.5 x 3 cm


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Titanite with Melanite from MT Jeannes Pit No. 2, Clear Creek, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/A100a.jpg] Titanite with Melanite from MT Jeannes Pit No. 2, Clear Creek, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/A100b.jpg] Titanite with Melanite from MT Jeannes Pit No. 2, Clear Creek, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/A100c.jpg] Titanite with Melanite from MT Jeannes Pit No. 2, Clear Creek, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/A100d.jpg]

Pink Titanite (Sphene) crystals associated with black Andradite var. Melanite. This is one of only a handful of specimens found decades ago and a true rarity for a California or San Benito Co. collector. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection, collected by Chuck and Al McGuinness in 1982.


CT712 - Titanite with Melanite $ 250
MT Jeannes Pit No. 2, Clear Creek, San Benito Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 7.5 x 7.5 x 2.5 cm


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Titanite with Melanite from MT Jeannes Pit No. 2, Clear Creek, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT712a.jpg] Titanite with Melanite from MT Jeannes Pit No. 2, Clear Creek, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT712b.jpg] Titanite with Melanite from MT Jeannes Pit No. 2, Clear Creek, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT712c.jpg] Titanite with Melanite from MT Jeannes Pit No. 2, Clear Creek, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT712d.jpg] Titanite with Melanite from MT Jeannes Pit No. 2, Clear Creek, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT712e.jpg]

Pink Titanite (Sphene) crystals associated with black Andradite var. Melanite. This is one of only a handful of specimens found decades ago and a true rarity for a California or San Benito Co. collector. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection, collected by Chuck and Al McGuinness in 1982.


CT174 - Rutile $ 180
Diamantina, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2 x 1.1 x 0.8 cm


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Rutile from Diamantina, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT174a.jpg] Rutile from Diamantina, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT174b.jpg] Rutile from Diamantina, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT174c.jpg] Rutile from Diamantina, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT174d.jpg]

Double-terminated Rutile crystal attached to another terminated Rutile crystal. Undamaged fine crystal. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


CT707 - Argentite with Silver $ 450
Potosi, Bolivia
miniature - 5 x 4 x 3 cm


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Argentite with Silver from Potosi, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/CT707a.jpg] Argentite with Silver from Potosi, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/CT707b.jpg] Argentite with Silver from Potosi, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/CT707c.jpg] Argentite with Silver from Potosi, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/CT707d.jpg] Argentite with Silver from Potosi, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/CT707e.jpg]

Silver wires in vugs all over specimen. There are also some unidentified elongated crystals in the vugs. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


CT706 - Anglesite $ 350
Last Chance Mine, Yreka Mining District, Kellog, Shoshone Co., Idaho, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm


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Anglesite from Last Chance Mine, Yreka Mining District, Kellog, Shoshone Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/CT706a.jpg] Anglesite from Last Chance Mine, Yreka Mining District, Kellog, Shoshone Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/CT706c.jpg] Anglesite from Last Chance Mine, Yreka Mining District, Kellog, Shoshone Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/CT706d.jpg] Anglesite from Last Chance Mine, Yreka Mining District, Kellog, Shoshone Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/CT706e.jpg] Anglesite from Last Chance Mine, Yreka Mining District, Kellog, Shoshone Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/CT706f.jpg]

Glassy transparent Anglesite crystals on a Galena matrix. Longest crystal is 1.4cm. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection. The old label indicates that this was from the Bunker Hill Mine, but it is most likely from the nearby Last Chance Mine, which are much rarer than Bunker Hill Anglesites.


CT470 - Topaz $ 450
Tepetate, Mun. de Villa de Arriaga, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 1.4 cm


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Topaz from Tepetate, Mun. de Villa de Arriaga, San Luis Potosi, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT470a.jpg] Topaz from Tepetate, Mun. de Villa de Arriaga, San Luis Potosi, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT470c.jpg] Topaz from Tepetate, Mun. de Villa de Arriaga, San Luis Potosi, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT470f.jpg]

Fine quality pair of Topaz crystals. Well terminated with great color. A couple minor tiny edge nicks, otherwise undamaged. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


CT412 - Quartz with inclusions $ 150
Trepca Mines, Kosovo
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Quartz with inclusions from Trepca Mines, Kosovo [db_pics/pics/CT412a.jpg] Quartz with inclusions from Trepca Mines, Kosovo [db_pics/pics/CT412b.jpg] Quartz with inclusions from Trepca Mines, Kosovo [db_pics/pics/CT412d.jpg] Quartz with inclusions from Trepca Mines, Kosovo [db_pics/pics/CT412e.jpg] Quartz with inclusions from Trepca Mines, Kosovo [db_pics/pics/CT412f.jpg]

Transparent single Quartz crystal heavily included with Dolomite, Chlorite and other minerals. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection acquired from Al McGuinness.


CT782 - Chalcopyrite with Quartz $ 150
Huaron, Peru
thumbnail - 3 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Chalcopyrite with Quartz from Huaron, Peru [db_pics/pics/CT782a.jpg] Chalcopyrite with Quartz from Huaron, Peru [db_pics/pics/CT782b.jpg] Chalcopyrite with Quartz from Huaron, Peru [db_pics/pics/CT782c.jpg] Chalcopyrite with Quartz from Huaron, Peru [db_pics/pics/CT782d.jpg] Chalcopyrite with Quartz from Huaron, Peru [db_pics/pics/CT782e.jpg] Chalcopyrite with Quartz from Huaron, Peru [db_pics/pics/CT782f.jpg]

Large 2.2cm twinned Chalcopyrite crystal associated with water clear Quartz crystals. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection from Alain Carion.


LL532 - Silver $ 120
Elura Mine, Cobar, NSW, Australia
miniature - 3.2 x 0.4 x 0.2 cm


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Silver from Elura Mine, Cobar, NSW, Australia [db_pics/pics/LL532a.jpg] Silver from Elura Mine, Cobar, NSW, Australia [db_pics/pics/LL532b.jpg] Silver from Elura Mine, Cobar, NSW, Australia [db_pics/pics/LL532c.jpg]

Long single spinel-twinned crystal of Silver. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


CT705 - Mimetite $ 350
Bilbao Mine, La Blanca, Ojocaliente Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3 cm


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Mimetite from Bilbao Mine, La Blanca, Ojocaliente Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT705a.jpg] Mimetite from Bilbao Mine, La Blanca, Ojocaliente Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT705b.jpg] Mimetite from Bilbao Mine, La Blanca, Ojocaliente Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT705c.jpg] Mimetite from Bilbao Mine, La Blanca, Ojocaliente Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT705d.jpg] Mimetite from Bilbao Mine, La Blanca, Ojocaliente Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT705e.jpg]

Old, somewhat globular mass of orange Mimetite from Mexico. Specimen is solid, translucent Mimetite. Rarely seen specimen from a small limited find in the 1950s. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


CT703 - Lawsonite $ 280
Sonoma Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 4 cm


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Lawsonite from Sonoma Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT703a.jpg] Lawsonite from Sonoma Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT703b.jpg] Lawsonite from Sonoma Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT703c.jpg]

Lawsonite is a rare mineral with the type locality in nearby Marin Co., California. They are typically found embedded in a green schist matrix. This specimen is unusual because the crystals grew into an open vug. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.
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25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36
37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
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
133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144

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