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CT336 - Azurite, Malachte after Azurite $ 300
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
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
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
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.


K197 - Prehnite $ 650
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 8 x 5.5 x 4 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K197a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K197b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K197c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K197d.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K197.mp4]

Large, thick translucent crystals of yellow Prehnite. This is a great cluster of crystals with top color and crystal form. Despite a bit of chipping, it represents the best of Merelani Prehnite, considered among the best in the world.


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 $ 950
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.
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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
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