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CT405 - Natrolite $ 275 (=~ CAN$ 377)
Chimney Rock Quarry, Somerset Co., New Jersey, USA
miniature - 4.6 x 1.3 x 1 cm


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Natrolite from Chimney Rock Quarry, Somerset Co., New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/CT405a.jpg] Natrolite from Chimney Rock Quarry, Somerset Co., New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/CT405b.jpg] Natrolite from Chimney Rock Quarry, Somerset Co., New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/CT405c.jpg] Natrolite from Chimney Rock Quarry, Somerset Co., New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/CT405d.jpg] Natrolite from Chimney Rock Quarry, Somerset Co., New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/CT405e.jpg]

Single well terminated Natrolite crystal. Transparent and undamaged. Old material from the classic USA locality that produced what are considered some of the world's best Natrolites.


CT248 - Mimetite on Cerussite $ 150 (=~ CAN$ 206)
Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 2 cm


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Mimetite on Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/CT248aa.jpg] Mimetite on Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/CT248b.jpg] Mimetite on Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/CT248d.jpg]

Glassy Cerussite crystal partially coated by yellow Mimetite (old label says Beaverite) on a Mottramite coated matrix.


CT484 - Manganotantatlite $ 280 (=~ CAN$ 384)
Alto do Giz pegmatite, Equador, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.1 x 1.8 x 1.1 cm


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Manganotantatlite from Alto do Giz pegmatite, Equador, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT484a.jpg] Manganotantatlite from Alto do Giz pegmatite, Equador, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT484b.jpg] Manganotantatlite from Alto do Giz pegmatite, Equador, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT484c.jpg] Manganotantatlite from Alto do Giz pegmatite, Equador, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT484d.jpg] Manganotantatlite from Alto do Giz pegmatite, Equador, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT484e.jpg]

Well terminated single crystal showing good red coloration on the sides.


CT453 - Tourmaline with Lepidolite $ 3800 (=~ CAN$ 5215)
Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
cabinet - 9.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


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Tourmaline with Lepidolite from Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT453a.jpg] Tourmaline with Lepidolite from Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT453b.jpg] Tourmaline with Lepidolite from Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT453d.jpg] Tourmaline with Lepidolite from Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT453f.jpg] Tourmaline with Lepidolite from Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT453j.jpg] Tourmaline with Lepidolite from Pederniera Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/CT453k.jpg]

Double-terminated cluster of 'Indicolite' with deep blue color. One end shows cat's-eye growth and has an attached cluster of Lepidolite. Complete and undamaged. Weighs 76.3 grams.


CT346 - Quartz with Calcite $ 150 (=~ CAN$ 206)
Bog Mine, American Fork Mining District, Wasatch Mountains, Utah Co., Utah, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 3 cm


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Quartz with Calcite from Bog Mine, American Fork Mining District, Wasatch Mountains, Utah Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/CT346a.jpg] Quartz with Calcite from Bog Mine, American Fork Mining District, Wasatch Mountains, Utah Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/CT346b.jpg] Quartz with Calcite from Bog Mine, American Fork Mining District, Wasatch Mountains, Utah Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/CT346c.jpg] Quartz with Calcite from Bog Mine, American Fork Mining District, Wasatch Mountains, Utah Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/CT346d.jpg] Quartz with Calcite from Bog Mine, American Fork Mining District, Wasatch Mountains, Utah Co., Utah, USA [db_pics/pics/CT346e.jpg]

Skeletal Quartz crystals and scalenohedral yellow Calcite crystals from an obscure former mine in the Wasatch Mountains. The Quartz cluster is complete and undamaged. Rare old specimen from the Chuck Trantham collection.


CT336 - Azurite, Malachte after Azurite $ 300 (=~ CAN$ 412)
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Azurite, Malachte after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/CT336a.jpg] Azurite, Malachte after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/CT336b.jpg] Azurite, Malachte after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/CT336c.jpg] Azurite, Malachte after Azurite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/CT336d.jpg]

Sharp crystals of blue Azurite intermixed with green crystals of Malachite after Azurite pseudomorphs on a light matrix with additional yellow/green mineralization. Undamaged crystals with pseudomorphs that reach 2.2cm, some of which are double-terminated.


CT512 - Achtaragdite $ 120 (=~ CAN$ 165)
Akhtaragda River mouth, Vilyui River Basin, Mirninsky District, Sakha Republic (Yakutia), Russia
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.3 x 1.2 cm


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Achtaragdite from Akhtaragda River mouth, Vilyui River Basin, Mirninsky District, Sakha Republic (Yakutia), Russia [db_pics/pics/CT512a.jpg] Achtaragdite from Akhtaragda River mouth, Vilyui River Basin, Mirninsky District, Sakha Republic (Yakutia), Russia [db_pics/pics/CT512b.jpg] Achtaragdite from Akhtaragda River mouth, Vilyui River Basin, Mirninsky District, Sakha Republic (Yakutia), Russia [db_pics/pics/CT512c.jpg] Achtaragdite from Akhtaragda River mouth, Vilyui River Basin, Mirninsky District, Sakha Republic (Yakutia), Russia [db_pics/pics/CT512d.jpg]

Achtaragdite is a rare pseudomorph of a hydrogrossular-chlorite-carbonate mineral after what is believed to be Helvite. This is a little understood psuedo likely found many decades ago at the type locality for Grossular garnet in Siberia. It is a fine example with a well formed tetrahedron of the form of the former Helvite crystal. 


CT462 - Vaugnatite $ 150 (=~ CAN$ 206)
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.


CT406 - Vaugnatite $ 200 (=~ CAN$ 274)
Copper King Mine, Red Mountain, Mendocino Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 2.5 cm


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Vaugnatite from Copper King Mine, Red Mountain, Mendocino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT406a.jpg] Vaugnatite from Copper King Mine, Red Mountain, Mendocino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT406b.jpg] Vaugnatite from Copper King Mine, Red Mountain, Mendocino Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT406c.jpg]

Glassy, colorless/white orthorhombic crystals of vuagnatite, a rare silicate mineral, on matrix. Collected by Chuck Trantham in 1982. His old label shows a price of $200.


CT510 - Heulandite on Quartz $ 220 (=~ CAN$ 302)
Prospect Park, New Jersey, USA
miniature - 4 x 2.8 x 2.5 cm


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Heulandite on Quartz from Prospect Park, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/CT510a.jpg] Heulandite on Quartz from Prospect Park, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/CT510b.jpg] Heulandite on Quartz from Prospect Park, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/CT510c.jpg] Heulandite on Quartz from Prospect Park, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/CT510d.jpg]

Large, fine quality Heulandite crystal atop drusy Quartz crystals. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection. Old label indicates it was purchased by Chuck from Frazier's minerals in 1991 and was formerly in the collection of Paul Patchick (#1102). Complete and undamaged.


CT541 - Neptunite with Joaquinite $ 1600 (=~ CAN$ 2196)
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 2 cm


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Neptunite with Joaquinite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT541a.jpg] Neptunite with Joaquinite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT541b.jpg] Neptunite with Joaquinite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT541c.jpg] Neptunite with Joaquinite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT541d.jpg] Neptunite with Joaquinite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT541e.jpg]

Thick, lustrous black Neptunite crystals on a flat matrix of Natrolite over schist. This is an old Steve Perry specimen that I purchased from Steve about 20 years ago and have kept in my collection ever since. All the crystals are terminated and undamaged, the main crystal is 2.5cm long. There are small brown Joaquinite crystals on the Natrolite.


CT454 - Manganite $ 275 (=~ CAN$ 377)
Ilfeld, Harz Mountains, Germany
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Manganite from Ilfeld, Harz Mountains, Germany [db_pics/pics/CT454a.jpg] Manganite from Ilfeld, Harz Mountains, Germany [db_pics/pics/CT454b.jpg] Manganite from Ilfeld, Harz Mountains, Germany [db_pics/pics/CT454c.jpg]

Shiny black crystals of Manganite from the classic German locality. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection, and in the Robert Philips collection before Chuck.


CT465 - Cobaltian Calcite $ 350 (=~ CAN$ 480)
Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 2.5 cm


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Cobaltian Calcite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/CT465a.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/CT465b.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/CT465c.jpg]

Well saturated purple pink crystals of Cobaltian Calcitewith crystals to 1cm in size. Undamaged and sawcut on back. Old material from the Chuck Trantham collection.


CT575 - Brewsterite with Harmotome $ 125 (=~ CAN$ 172)
Whitesmith Mine, Strontian, Argyllshire, Scotland
thumbnail - 2.2 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Brewsterite with Harmotome from Whitesmith Mine, Strontian, Argyllshire, Scotland [db_pics/pics/CT575a.jpg] Brewsterite with Harmotome from Whitesmith Mine, Strontian, Argyllshire, Scotland [db_pics/pics/CT575b.jpg] Brewsterite with Harmotome from Whitesmith Mine, Strontian, Argyllshire, Scotland [db_pics/pics/CT575c.jpg] Brewsterite with Harmotome from Whitesmith Mine, Strontian, Argyllshire, Scotland [db_pics/pics/CT575d.jpg]

Specimen of Brewsterite, a rare strontian member of the zeolite family, with Harmotome. Open vug filled with transparent to translucent sparkling crystals. From the type locality in Scotland. Old material from the Chuck Trantham collection.


CT527 - Quartz with Inclusions $ 175 (=~ CAN$ 240)
North Trinity Mountains, Lovelock, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA
thumbnail - 2 x 1.1 x 1 cm


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Quartz with Inclusions from North Trinity Mountains, Lovelock, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/CT527a.jpg] Quartz with Inclusions from North Trinity Mountains, Lovelock, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/CT527b.jpg] Quartz with Inclusions from North Trinity Mountains, Lovelock, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/CT527c.jpg] Quartz with Inclusions from North Trinity Mountains, Lovelock, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/CT527d.jpg]

Single clear Quartz crystal heavily included by silvery crystals of a mixture of galena, pyrite, chalcopyrite, and tetrahedrite (Ag-rich 'Freibergite'). Ex. Chuck Trantham collection. Acquired by Chuck in 1980 from Al McGuinness

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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
145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156
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