Selected Specimens

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CT338 - Rutile $ 400
Champion Mine, White Mountains, Mono Co., California, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm


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Rutile from Champion Mine, White Mountains, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT338a.jpg] Rutile from Champion Mine, White Mountains, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT338b.jpg] Rutile from Champion Mine, White Mountains, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT338i.jpg] Rutile from Champion Mine, White Mountains, Mono Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT338j.jpg]

Mirror-lustrous Rutile crystals to 1.2cm that contrast well against a matrix of white Pyrophyllite. Ex. Chuck Trantham personal collection, collected by Chuck at the mine in September 1983. This was considered special enough to Chuck to be illustrated in his Mineral Collections of California supplement to the Minerlogical Record magazine. Sawcut on base.


CT343 - Malachite after Azurite $ 150
Touissit, Morocco
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.2 x 1.2 cm


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Malachite after Azurite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/CT343a.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/CT343b.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/CT343c.jpg]

Cluster of sharply formed Azurite crystals that have been partially replaced by velvety green Malachite. Aethetic form and high quality old specimen.


CT263 - Cerussite $ 125
Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.4 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm


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Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/CT263a.jpg] Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/CT263b.jpg] Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/CT263c.jpg] Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/CT263d.jpg]

Three 'snowflake' crystals of Cerussite uprite and side-by-side on a thin piece of Mottramite covered matrix.


CT286 - Bornite wtih Quartz $ 300
Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan
miniature - 3.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


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Bornite wtih Quartz from Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan [db_pics/pics/CT286a.jpg] Bornite wtih Quartz from Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan [db_pics/pics/CT286c.jpg] Bornite wtih Quartz from Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan [db_pics/pics/CT286e.jpg] Bornite wtih Quartz from Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan [db_pics/pics/CT286f.jpg]

Large, slightly irridescent Bornite crystals to 2cm on a matrix of Quartz crystals. Bornite crystals are rare, these are just released from an old collection.


CT270 - Chrysocolla after Malachite after Azurite with Wulfenite $ 600
Whim Creek, Western Australia, Australia
small cabinet - 7 x 5.5 x 4 cm


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Chrysocolla after Malachite after Azurite with Wulfenite from Whim Creek, Western Australia, Australia [db_pics/pics/CT270a.jpg] Chrysocolla after Malachite after Azurite with Wulfenite from Whim Creek, Western Australia, Australia [db_pics/pics/CT270b.jpg] Chrysocolla after Malachite after Azurite with Wulfenite from Whim Creek, Western Australia, Australia [db_pics/pics/CT270c.jpg] Chrysocolla after Malachite after Azurite with Wulfenite from Whim Creek, Western Australia, Australia [db_pics/pics/CT270d.jpg] Chrysocolla after Malachite after Azurite with Wulfenite from Whim Creek, Western Australia, Australia [db_pics/pics/CT270f.jpg]

A 3.2cm crystal of the double pseudomorph of Chrysocolla that has replaced a crystal of Malachite after Azurite. Scattered crystals of orange Wulfenite are present on the matrix.


CT303 - Anglesite $ 275
Touissit, Morocco
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


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Anglesite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/CT303a.jpg] Anglesite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/CT303b.jpg] Anglesite from Touissit, Morocco [db_pics/pics/CT303d.jpg]

Well terminated, gemmy Anglesite crystal on Galena. Good yellow color.


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.


CT133 - Cuprite $ 260 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 130
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 8 x 5 x 5 cm


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Cuprite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/CT133a.jpg] Cuprite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/CT133c.jpg]

Sharp crystals of Cuprite on a reddish matrix. There are also small crystals of other minerals present, including yellow Mimetite crystals. Ex. Chuck Trantham collecton.


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.
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