Selected Specimens

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CT312 - Goosecreekite $ 150
Nasik, Maharashtras State, India
thumbnail - 3 x 2.2 x 1.7 cm


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Goosecreekite from Nasik, Maharashtras State, India [db_pics/pics/CT312a.jpg] Goosecreekite from Nasik, Maharashtras State, India [db_pics/pics/CT312b.jpg] Goosecreekite from Nasik, Maharashtras State, India [db_pics/pics/CT312c.jpg] Goosecreekite from Nasik, Maharashtras State, India [db_pics/pics/CT312d.jpg]

Undamaged thumbnail sized cluster of the rare Zeolite Goosecreekite. Goosecreekite is far more uncommon than other Indian zeolites, and these from Nasik are the world's best. A nice example with great crystals, in the thumbnail size range.


CT348 - Siegenite $ 275
Buick Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 1 cm


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Siegenite from Buick Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/CT348a.jpg] Siegenite from Buick Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/CT348b.jpg] Siegenite from Buick Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA [db_pics/pics/CT348c.jpg]

Crystals of Siegenite on a sulfide rich matrix that is crystallized on both sides. Siegenite is a cobalt nickel sulfide that is one of the rarer and most sought after minerals from Missouri's Viburnum Trend.


CT126 - Wulfenite $ 450
Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico
small cabinet - 8.5 x 5 x 3.5 cm


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Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT126a.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT126b.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT126c.jpg]

Orange Wulfenite crystals on a Calcite matrix coated by tiny Descloizite crystals. Main crystal is 1.7cm wide and perfect. A couple chips on some minor crystals, but most of them are perfect. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


CT109 - Dioptase with Wulfenite $ 350
Mammoth Mine, Tiger, Arizona, USA
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Dioptase with Wulfenite from Mammoth Mine, Tiger, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/CT109a.jpg] Dioptase with Wulfenite from Mammoth Mine, Tiger, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/CT109b.jpg] Dioptase with Wulfenite from Mammoth Mine, Tiger, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/CT109c.jpg] Dioptase with Wulfenite from Mammoth Mine, Tiger, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/CT109d.jpg] Dioptase with Wulfenite from Mammoth Mine, Tiger, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/CT109f.jpg]

Vuggy matrix with excellent sprays of acicular Dioptase crystsals and bright orange Wulfenite crystals. Old specimen with good crystals on both sides.


CT202 - Enargite $ 125
Butte, Montana, USA
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm


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Enargite from Butte, Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/CT202a.jpg] Enargite from Butte, Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/CT202b.jpg] Enargite from Butte, Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/CT202c.jpg] Enargite from Butte, Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/CT202d.jpg]

Quality undamaged cluster of Enargite crystals. Crystals reach 1cm in size.


CT106 - Senarmontite $ 180
Djebel Hammimat Mine, Ain Babouche District, Algeria
miniature - 3.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Senarmontite from Djebel Hammimat Mine, Ain Babouche District, Algeria [db_pics/pics/CT106a.jpg] Senarmontite from Djebel Hammimat Mine, Ain Babouche District, Algeria [db_pics/pics/CT106c.jpg] Senarmontite from Djebel Hammimat Mine, Ain Babouche District, Algeria [db_pics/pics/CT106d.jpg] Senarmontite from Djebel Hammimat Mine, Ain Babouche District, Algeria [db_pics/pics/CT106e.jpg]

Crystals of translucent grey octahedral Senarmontite on both sides of the specimen, with larger crystals to 6mm on the front and small drusy crystals on the back. Discovered in 1845, the Djebel Hammimat Mine is the type locality for sénarmontite, an antimony oxide dimorph of Valentinite. Ex. Chuck Trantham, Al McGuinness specimen.


CT394 - Cerussite, Mimetite, Tennantite, Smithsonite $ 200
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 3.4 x 2.2 x 2 cm


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Cerussite, Mimetite, Tennantite, Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/CT394a.jpg] Cerussite, Mimetite, Tennantite, Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/CT394b.jpg] Cerussite, Mimetite, Tennantite, Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/CT394c.jpg] Cerussite, Mimetite, Tennantite, Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/CT394d.jpg]

Glassy reticulated crystal of Cerussite on matrix. Also present are small Smithsonite crystals, and elongated, colorless crystals of Mimetite, and Tennantite.


CT385 - Aragonite var. Tarnowitzite with Mimetite $ 150
Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 3 x 2.3 x 2 cm


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Aragonite var. Tarnowitzite with Mimetite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/CT385a.jpg] Aragonite var. Tarnowitzite with Mimetite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/CT385b.jpg]

Well formed Tarnowitzite crystal, 1.5cm wide, on matrix with attached crystals of Mimetite.


CT390 - Dolomite on Tennantite $ 250
Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.2 x 2 x 1.7 cm


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Dolomite on Tennantite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/CT390a.jpg] Dolomite on Tennantite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/CT390b.jpg] Dolomite on Tennantite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/CT390c.jpg] Dolomite on Tennantite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/CT390d.jpg] Dolomite on Tennantite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/CT390e.jpg]

Floater cluster of Tennantite crystals composed of two larger crystals to 1.5cm on edge and a number of smaller crystals, with a crystal of White Dolomite attached. Crystallized all around with no point of contact, better than photos.


CT365 - Lepidolite on Tourmaline $ 600
Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA
miniature - 5 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm


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Lepidolite on Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT365a.jpg] Lepidolite on Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT365b.jpg] Lepidolite on Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT365c.jpg] Lepidolite on Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT365d.jpg] Lepidolite on Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT365e.jpg] Lepidolite on Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT365g.jpg]

Double-terminated pink and green Tourmaline crystal with attached Lepidolite. The prism faces are perfect and complete all round. One termination is perfect and has some hollow/stepped growth, the other (pink) termination is flat and lustrous but has some edge chipping. Gemmy with good color and weighs 28.7 grams.


CT362 - Selenite $ 275
Zaragoza, Spain
miniature - 5 x 5 x 3.5 cm


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Selenite from Zaragoza, Spain [db_pics/pics/CT362a.jpg] Selenite from Zaragoza, Spain [db_pics/pics/CT362b.jpg] Selenite from Zaragoza, Spain [db_pics/pics/CT362c.jpg] Selenite from Zaragoza, Spain [db_pics/pics/CT362d.jpg]

Water clear Selenite crystals on matrix. These always stun due to their perfect, pure look. Sawcut on back and base. Ex. Roberts Minerals specimen.


CT369 - Datolite $ 300
Patterson, New Jersey, USA
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.7 x 2.7 cm


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Datolite from Patterson, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/CT369a.jpg] Datolite from Patterson, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/CT369b.jpg] Datolite from Patterson, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/CT369c.jpg] Datolite from Patterson, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/CT369d.jpg]

Robust, high quality Datolite from Petterson. Complete all around classic making a great thumbnail. These were found long ago and are now hard to come by. 


CT342 - Realgar $ 150
Getchell Mine Humboldt Co., Nevada, USA
miniature - 5 x 5 x 4 cm


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Realgar from Getchell Mine Humboldt Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/CT342a.jpg] Realgar from Getchell Mine Humboldt Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/CT342c.jpg] Realgar from Getchell Mine Humboldt Co., Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/CT342d.jpg]

Bright, translucent acicular Realgar crystals covering surfaces and filling vugs in matrix. Ex. Trantham collection #225 acquired in 1979 and valued at that time at $20.


CT114 - Cerussite $ 150
Taouz, Morocco
thumbnail - 3 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm


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Cerussite from Taouz, Morocco [db_pics/pics/CT114a.jpg] Cerussite from Taouz, Morocco [db_pics/pics/CT114b.jpg] Cerussite from Taouz, Morocco [db_pics/pics/CT114c.jpg]

White 'snowflake' Cerussite cluster 2.1cm wide, on matrix. Old material from the Chuck Trantham collection.


CT399 - Inderite $ 240
Boron, Kern Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 3 x 2 cm


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Inderite from Boron, Kern Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT399a.jpg] Inderite from Boron, Kern Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT399b.jpg] Inderite from Boron, Kern Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT399c.jpg] Inderite from Boron, Kern Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT399e.jpg] Inderite from Boron, Kern Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT399f.jpg]

Well formed cluster of terminated, translucent Inderite crystals. Elegant, prismatic crystals with a thin coating of white Tincalconite in areas. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection #53. Though Chuck saw many of these, this was the one he decided to keep, for obvious reasons.

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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

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