Selected Specimens

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CT712 - Titanite with Melanite $ 250 (=~ ¥ 25880)
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 (=~ ¥ 18634)
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 (=~ ¥ 46584)
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 (=~ ¥ 36232)
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 (=~ ¥ 46584)
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 (=~ ¥ 15528)
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 (=~ ¥ 15528)
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 (=~ ¥ 12422)
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 (=~ ¥ 36232)
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 (=~ ¥ 28986)
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.


CT755 - Paravauxite, Vauxite on Wavellite $ 150 (=~ ¥ 15528)
LLallagua, Bolivia
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 3 cm


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Paravauxite, Vauxite on Wavellite from LLallagua, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/CT755a.jpg] Paravauxite, Vauxite on Wavellite from LLallagua, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/CT755b.jpg] Paravauxite, Vauxite on Wavellite from LLallagua, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/CT755c.jpg] Paravauxite, Vauxite on Wavellite from LLallagua, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/CT755d.jpg] Paravauxite, Vauxite on Wavellite from LLallagua, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/CT755e.jpg]

Green Paravauxite crystals and blue Vauxite on Wavellite. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection that also comes with old Frank Edwards collection and Steve Perry Minerals labels.


CT787 - Huebnerite with Quartz $ 250 (=~ ¥ 25880)
Pasto Bueno, Ancash, Peru
thumbnail - 2.6 x 2 x 2 cm


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Huebnerite with Quartz from Pasto Bueno, Ancash, Peru [db_pics/pics/CT787a.jpg] Huebnerite with Quartz from Pasto Bueno, Ancash, Peru [db_pics/pics/CT787b.jpg] Huebnerite with Quartz from Pasto Bueno, Ancash, Peru [db_pics/pics/CT787c.jpg] Huebnerite with Quartz from Pasto Bueno, Ancash, Peru [db_pics/pics/CT787d.jpg]

Two crystals of Huebnerite on Quartz crystals. Each crystal appears to be a twin with a distinct 'fish tail' form. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


CT777 - Hematite after Magnetite $ 200 (=~ ¥ 20704)
Payun volcano, Altiplano de Payun Matru, Mendoza, Argentina
miniature - 4 x 4 x 4 cm


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Hematite after Magnetite from Payun volcano, Altiplano de Payun Matru, Mendoza, Argentina [db_pics/pics/CT777a.jpg] Hematite after Magnetite from Payun volcano, Altiplano de Payun Matru, Mendoza, Argentina [db_pics/pics/CT777b.jpg] Hematite after Magnetite from Payun volcano, Altiplano de Payun Matru, Mendoza, Argentina [db_pics/pics/CT777c.jpg] Hematite after Magnetite from Payun volcano, Altiplano de Payun Matru, Mendoza, Argentina [db_pics/pics/CT777d.jpg] Hematite after Magnetite from Payun volcano, Altiplano de Payun Matru, Mendoza, Argentina [db_pics/pics/CT777f.jpg] Hematite after Magnetite from Payun volcano, Altiplano de Payun Matru, Mendoza, Argentina [db_pics/pics/CT777g.jpg]

Undamaged crystals group of Hematite pseudomorphs after octahedral magnetite crystals from the 2002 find in Argentina. Fascinating, highly sculptural specimen with bright, silvery metallic luster. Largest crystals is 2.5cm in size. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


CT780 - Quartz with Calcite $ 150 (=~ ¥ 15528)
Chihuahua, Mexico
small cabinet - 7 x 5 x 4 cm


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Quartz with Calcite from Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT780a.jpg] Quartz with Calcite from Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT780b.jpg] Quartz with Calcite from Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT780c.jpg] Quartz with Calcite from Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT780f.jpg]

Glassy, flower-like cluster of Quartz crystals on a matrix covered by small Calcite crystals. Highly aesthetic, undamaged specimen. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


CT844 - McGuinnessite $ 250 (=~ ¥ 25880)
Red Mountain, Mendocino Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 5.5 x 1.4 cm


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McGuinnessite from Red Mountain, Mendocino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT844a.jpg] McGuinnessite from Red Mountain, Mendocino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT844b.jpg] McGuinnessite from Red Mountain, Mendocino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT844c.jpg] McGuinnessite from Red Mountain, Mendocino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT844d.jpg]

Bubbly blue/green McGuinnessite on all sides of matrix.  McGuinnessite is a rare manganese, copper, carbonate and this specimen is from the type locality of the Copper King Mine in the Red Mountain Mining District. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection. Self collected by Chuck and Al McGuinness in 1982. This was the best McGuinnessite I saw in the collection, and Chuck had it priced at $250.

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
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

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