Selected Specimens

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CT406 - Vaugnatite $ 200
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.


CT505 - Hemimorphite $ 225
79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 5.3 x 4.7 x 3 cm


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Hemimorphite from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/CT505a.jpg] Hemimorphite from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/CT505b.jpg] Hemimorphite from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/CT505c.jpg] Hemimorphite from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/CT505.mp4]

Vug completely filled by radial masses of light blue Hemimorphite crystals. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection. Undamaged.


CT510 - Heulandite on Quartz $ 220
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
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
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
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
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
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


CT172 - Dioptase with Wulfenite $ 180
Mammoth-Saint Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Dioptase with Wulfenite from Mammoth-Saint Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/CT172a.jpg] Dioptase with Wulfenite from Mammoth-Saint Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/CT172b.jpg] Dioptase with Wulfenite from Mammoth-Saint Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/CT172c.jpg]

Clusters of vibrant emerald green Dioptase crystals aand orange Wulfenite crystals on a Chrysocolla coated matrix. Additionally, there are small clear Quartz crystals present.


CT230 - Dioptase $ 120
Mammoth-Saint Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 2 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Dioptase from Mammoth-Saint Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/CT230a.jpg] Dioptase from Mammoth-Saint Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/CT230b.jpg] Dioptase from Mammoth-Saint Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/CT230c.jpg] Dioptase from Mammoth-Saint Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/CT230d.jpg]

Clusters of vibrant emerald green Dioptase crystals on matrix. The Dioptase occurs in clusters to 5mm wide in various vugs.


CT551 - Arsenopyrite with Quartz $ 120
New Mexico, USA
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm


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Arsenopyrite with Quartz from New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/CT551a.jpg] Arsenopyrite with Quartz from New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/CT551b.jpg] Arsenopyrite with Quartz from New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/CT551c.jpg] Arsenopyrite with Quartz from New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/CT551d.jpg] Arsenopyrite with Quartz from New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/CT551e.jpg]

Bright metallic crystals of Arsenopyrite associated with clear Quartz crystals and white Calcite crystals. Old material from the Chuck Trantham collection.


CT555 - Pyrrhotite $ 180
Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico
miniature - 4.7 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Pyrrhotite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT555a.jpg] Pyrrhotite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT555b.jpg] Pyrrhotite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT555c.jpg] Pyrrhotite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT555d.jpg]

Brassy metallic Pyrrhotite crystals from old finds in Mexico. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection that was in the Cliff Krueger collection prior to Chuck (with label).


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.

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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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