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Minerals Beginning with "A" through "Ay"

JC11498.  Adamite, calcite.  Ojuela mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico.   7 x 8 cm  295g.  $70.00  Lustrous light yellow adamite, on a piece with several vugs scattered around on it.  A bit different in that respect.  
JC11498.  Another view.  
JC11498.  Close up showing the calcites.  
JC11498.  Another view.  
JC11498.   Another view.  
JC11361.   Adamite.  Ojuela mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico.   1.8 x 3.5 x 5.3 cm  38g.  $190.00.   A choice cluster of pinwheel adamite.  Older piece.   A rather nice miniature. 
JC11361.  Another view.  
JC11361.  Side view.  
JC10672.  Adamite.  Ojuela mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico.   2.7 x 5.8 cm  33g.  $150.00.   A near floater group of light green crystals.  Ex Alvin Pranschke collection.   Pretty little miniature.  
JC10672.   Side view.  
JC10553.  Adamite.  Ojuela mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico.   4 x 6.5 cm   78g.  $37.00.   An "L" shaped piece, with the bottom of the "L" facing towards the camera.  Color is pale yellow.    Sparkly.  
JC10553.  Another view.  
JC10553.  Another view.  
JC10194.  Adamite.  Ojuela mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico. 6 x 10 cm  148g.   $50.00.   Very pale yellow green crystals scattered all over the matrix.    
JC10194.   Close up view.  
JC9516.  Adamite.  Ojuela mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico.  7.5 x 11.5 cm  180g.  $275.00   A classic flat plate of yellow green adamite.  The individual groups are somewhat flattened cogwheels as seen a little better in the close up below.  
JC9516.   Close up look.  
JC7256.   Adamite (cuprian).  Ojuela mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico.   6.5 x 8 cm  184g.  $100.00    Bluish green crystals on brownish red hematite.  From the find of a few years ago.  These specimens vanished from the market very quickly.  
JC7256.  A close up view.
JC11798.  Aegerine.   Mount Malosa, Zomba, Southern Region, Malawi.  2.5 x 7 cm Tall  with stand  60g.  $100.00  Dark green, lustrous, terminated crystal group.   
JC11798.  Different angle.  
JC11561.   Aegerine.  Mount Malosa, Zomba, Southern region, Malawi.  6.5 x 8 cm  205g.  $65.00.   Sort of a jackstraw group of very dark green aegerine crystals.
JC11561.  More of a side view.  
JC11561.  Reverse.   
JC11561.  Another view, reverse side. 
JC6802.  Aegerine, albite, quartz.  Mt. Malosa, Domasi, Zomba dist., Malawi.  5.5 x 6 x 5 cm  59g.  $150.00.   Two crystals, the larger is slightly over 5 cm tall.  Measured on the diagonal, from the top of the large crystal to the left side of the matrix is 8 cm.  Both crystals have bright luster, dark greenish black luster, and these odd, rather ragged terminations which are made up of many small terminations across a flat top.  There is no damage to the terminations. 
JC9286.  Albite, axinite.  New Melones dam spillway, Calaveras county, California.  5 x 7.5 cm  161g.  $25.00.   An older piece collected in the early 1980's.  There are near micro sized axinite and epidote crystals on the back side.  
JC9286.  A closer view. 
JC9286.  Reverse side, with albite, epidote, and small axinites.  
JC9957.  Amazonite.   Crystal creek, Teller county, Colorado.   7 x 10 cm  360 g.   $150.00.   Light blue crystals.  The crack is a shrinkage crack, the specimen is quite sturdy.   Collected in 2002.    
JC9958.   Amazonite.   Crystal creek, Teller county, Colorado. 4.5 x 6.5 cm   138g.  $75.00.   Light blue group of crystals.  Collected in 2002.   
JC9958.  Another view.  
JC11830.  Anatase.  Kharan District, Balochistan Region, Pakistan.  2 x 2.5 cm 5g   $50.00.    Sharp crystal near dead center, with another, quite not as well formed on the edge. 
JC11830.  Vertical view.  
JC11201.   Andradite.  Ridge top prospect, Bishop tungsten district, Coyote ridge, Inyo county, California.   7 x 14 cm  671g.   $15.00  The Ridge top prospect is a small prospect on the top of Coyote Ridge, about half way between the northern edge of the tungsten skarn area and the southern edge of the tungsten skarn area, it is on the west center side of Coyote Ridge.  The matrix is a lighter color than the Merrill prospect, and is frequently infused with small blebs of scheelite and sometimes as crude crystals with the garnet; in this piece the scheelite is present as  a small white bleb in the matrix.  The garnet in this piece is a waxy luster, not as bright as some of the other pieces. 
JC11201.   Closer view. 
JC11203Andradite, quartz.  Ridge top prospect, Bishop tungsten district, Coyote ridge, Inyo county, California.  4 x 10.5 cm  324g.   $15.00   The Ridge top prospect is a small prospect on the top of Coyote Ridge, about half way between the northern edge of the tungsten skarn area and the southern edge of the tungsten skarn area, it is on the west center side of Coyote Ridge.  The matrix is a lighter color than the Merrill prospect, and is frequently infused with small blebs of scheelite and sometimes as crude crystals with the garnet; in this piece the scheelite is present as small white blebs in the matrix.  In this piece the garnet has a bright satin luster, and when turned in the light, the crystals reflect light in a parallel alignment where the quartz is located.  An unusual reflectance.  
JC11203.  Closer view right end.  
JC11204.   Andradite, quartz.  Ridge top prospect, Bishop tungsten district, Coyote ridge, Inyo county, California.  5.5 x 9 cm   484g.   $15.00.   Medium brown, bright satiny almost glassy luster, with some minor quartz.   The Ridge top prospect is a small prospect on the top of Coyote Ridge, about half way between the northern edge of the tungsten skarn area and the southern edge of the tungsten skarn area, it is on the west center side of Coyote Ridge.  The matrix is a lighter color than the Merrill prospect, and is frequently infused with small blebs of scheelite and sometimes as crude crystals with the garnet; in this piece the scheelite is present as small white blebs in the matrix.
JC11204.   Another view.   
JC11205.   Andradite, quartz.  Ridge top prospect, Bishop tungsten district, Coyote ridge, Inyo county, California.  4 x 9.5 cm  324g.   $12.00   The Ridge top prospect is a small prospect on the top of Coyote Ridge, about half way between the northern edge of the tungsten skarn area and the southern edge of the tungsten skarn area, it is on the west center side of Coyote Ridge.  The matrix is a lighter color than the Merrill prospect, and is frequently infused with small blebs of scheelite and sometimes as crude crystals with the garnet; in this piece the scheelite is present as small white blebs in the matrix.   In this piece the garnet has a bright satin luster, and when turned in the light, the crystals reflect light in a parallel alignment where the quartz is located.  An unusual reflectance.  
JC11205.  Closer view.  
JC11206.  Andradite, scheelite.  Ridge top prospect, Bishop tungsten district, Coyote ridge, Inyo county, California.  5 x 5 cm  89g.  $5.00  The Ridge top prospect is a small prospect on the top of Coyote Ridge, about half way between the northern edge of the tungsten skarn area and the southern edge of the tungsten skarn area, it is on the west center side of Coyote Ridge.  The matrix is a lighter color than the Merrill prospect, and is frequently infused with small blebs of scheelite and sometimes as crude crystals with the garnet; in this piece the scheelite is present as a couple of subhedral crystals.    In this rather ugly piece, I kept it for the subhedral scheelite crystals that are here and there.
JC11207Andradite, scheelite.  Ridge top prospect, Bishop tungsten district, Coyote ridge, Inyo county, California.  5 x 6 cm  192g.   $15.00.  The Ridge top prospect is a small prospect on the top of Coyote Ridge, about half way between the northern edge of the tungsten skarn area and the southern edge of the tungsten skarn area, it is on the west center side of Coyote Ridge.  The matrix is a lighter color than the Merrill prospect, and is frequently infused with small blebs of scheelite and sometimes as crude crystals with the garnet.   In this piece there is a nice subhedral scheelite crystal on the top edge.  These were rare in this occurrence.   There is another much smaller crystal on the lower left just visible in the photo.  
JC10026.  Andradite.  Sinerechenskoe skarn occurrence, Primorsky Krai, Russia.  10 x 14 cm  >1000g.  $400.00.  An outstanding specimen from this premier Russian skarn.  Brown to slightly reddish brown, brilliant luster crystals completely cover the front face.   Very little damage.  Very fine display specimen.   
JC10026.  Close up view. 
JC9893.  Andradite.  Bendougou village, Arrondissement Diakon, Commune Diakon, Cercle de Bafoulabe, Kayes region, Mali.   4.5 x 6 cm  97g.  $20.00   Several dark brown crystals.  
JC9893.  Another view.  
JC9894.  Andradite.  Bendougou village, Arrondissement Diakon, Commune Diakon, Cercle de Bafoulabe, Kayes region, Mali.   8 x 10 cm  365g.  $80.00.   Several brilliant luster black andradite crystals.  There are some nearly black acicular crystals perched down in the garnet crystals that I am guessing are one of the varieties of hornblende.  There are a few greenish, somewhat acicular epidote crystals of small size here and there on the specimen.   The black andradite from here is frequently referred to as melanite, however melanite has a titanium component in the formula and I am not sure these qualify as melanite. 
JC9894.  Another view. 
JC9840.    Andradite.  Bendougou village, Arrondissement Diakon, Commune Diakon, Cercle de Bafoulabe, Kayes region, Mali.  5 x 6.5 cm  163g.  $50.00.  A group of black crystals.  The crystals are zoned, with a brown core and black outer rim.   Luster is bright, just short of glassy.   There is one broken crystal on the display side, on the bottom center, visible in this photo.    The black andradite from here is frequently referred to as melanite, however melanite has a titanium component in the formula and I am not sure these qualify as melanite.  The dealer brought these over from Mali in barrels with no padding, and the specimens were still covered with their original dirt.  There are minor dings here and there because of the way they were shipped over to the U.S.
JC9840.  Another view.  
JC9503.   Andradite (demantoid), Green Fire mine, New Idria district, Serpentine dome, San Benito county, California.  5 x 9 cm  284g.  $60.00.  Pale yellowish green crystals on a serpentine/crossite? matrix.  
JC9503.  Another view. 
JC9504.  Andradite.  Garnet Hill mine, Garnet Hill, Calaveras county, California.  5 x 8.5 cm  180g.  $75.00.  Nice hand specimen from this well known locality.   Brilliant luster root beer brown crystals with a hint of reddish brown.  This specimen was broken out of a quartz block, and a few of the crystals left their corners in the quartz, which is quite common for these specimens.   This is the case for the largest central crystal in the right center, where the left corner is missing a bit.   Generally good condition for one of these, and probably dates back 20 years or more.  Nothing has come from the mine recently, as it has been very heavily collected.
JC9504.   A slightly different angle, as I tilted it up slightly.  
JC9498.  Andradite (demantoid), Green Fire mine, New Idria district, Serpentine dome, San Benito county, California.  7 x 8.5 cm  307g.  $65.00.  Pale yellow to greenish yellow crystals with dark green clinochlore.  
JC9498.  A closer view. 
JC7374.  Andradite, epidote, quartz.    Garnet Hill, Moore's creek, Calaveras county, California. 4.5 x 5.5 cm  111g.   $50.00.  A group of brown, glassy luster andradite crystals up to 2.5 cm across,  perched on some epidote and quartz.   An older piece, circa 1970's from this famous location.
JC7374.  Another view.  
JC6386.  Andradite, quartz.  Huanggang mine complex, KeshiketengBanner (Keshiketeng county), Ulanhad League (Chifeng prefecture), Inner Mongolia, China.  9 x 14 cm  572g.  $250.00.        The luster is excellent, glassy and bright.   Highly reflective, making it tough to photo.  Three close ups are shown below.    This one has a darker olive green color.    The front is decorated with quartz crystals giving a nice contrast.
JC6386.  Close up of upper right center area.
JC6386.  Close up of right center area in above photo.
JC4851.  Andradite.  South Peacock mine, Cuprum, Seven Devils district, Adams county, Idaho.   2.5 x 2.5 cm   23g.  $4.00.  A single 7mm crystal in quartz.   SOLD
JC11533.  Anglesite pseudo cerussite.  Broken Hill, Broken Hill district, Yancowinna county, New South Wales, Australia.   3 x 4.5 cm   47g  $70.00.   Sparkly anglesite crystals replacing the cerussite. 
JC11533.   Side view showing the bladed habit of the replaced cerussite. 
JC11533.   Side view showing the bladed habit of the replaced cerussite. 
JC11497.  Anglesite pseudo cerussite.   Broken Hill, Broken Hill district, Yancowinna, New South Wales, Australia.   9 x 16 cm  >1000g.  $300.00.   Sparkly, anglesite crystals replacing a myriad of cerussite crystals that are mostly reticulated.  Rarely ever do you see a specimen such as this large cabinet size for sale.  RESERVED
JC11497.  Closer view.   Sort of a mix mash of bladed cerussite replaced by anglesite.  
JC11497.  Close up. 
JC11497.  Close up.
JC11497.  Close up.
JC11916.  Anhydrite, calcite.   Naica Complex, Chihuahua, Mexico.   4 x 12 cm Tall.   104g   $275.00.   Light blue anhydrite with colorless scalenohedral coating the back.   Nice specimen.    
JC11916.   Reverse.   
JC11883.  Apatite (pink), muscovite.  Gilgit District, Northern Areas, Pakistan.  4 x 5.5 cm 64g.   $150.00.   A light pink apatite crystal, complete on one end and tapering down at the other.  The backside is incomplete, and is composed of numerous small faces where the growth was interfered with.  
JC11883.  Another view. 
JC11883.  Back side of the incomplete crystal.  Not damaged, just poorly formed.  
JC11883.   View of the termination.  
JC11860Apatite, albite?  Golconda, Governador Valadares, Minas Gerais, Brazil.   6x 8 cm   165g.  $295.00.   Although the label says Golconda, I think this is much more likely from the Sapo mine, Ferruginha, Conselheiro Pena, Minas Gerais, Brazil.  A sharp dark green crystal on albite? orthoclase?
JC11860.  Another view showing termination. 
JC11860.   Side view. 
JC11860.   Side view. 
JC11860.   Side view. 
JC11854.   Apatite, quartz, siderite.  Panasqueira Mines, Covilh, Castelo Branco, Portugal.  3.5 x 5 cm 68g with stand.   $170.00 
JC11854.   Another view. 
JC11854.   Another view. 
JC11780.  Apatite, siderite?  Panasqueira Mines, Covilh, Castelo Branco, Portugal.  5 x 7 cm 108g  $250.00   Group of 1 cm crystals on matrix. 
JC11780.  Different view.  
JC11780.  Close up.   
JC11565.   Apatite.  Yates mine, Otter Lake, Pontiac RCM, Outaouais, Quebec, Canada.   4 x 10 cm  237g.  $70.00.   A large, doubly terminated apatite crystal.  
JC11565.  Another view. 
JC11565.  One end with termination.  
JC11538.   Apatite, siderite.  Panasqueira mines, Covilha, Castelo Branco, Portugal.  2.5 x 2.5 x 4.5 cm across.   49g.  $50.00.   Green, somewhat squat crystal, with the back coated with siderite.  Probably doubly terminated, as the bottom is covered with siderite, it is hard to tell.  

 

JC11538.  Another view.  
JC11538.  Side view.  
JC11538.  Back side. 
JC10707.  Apatite.  Panasqueira mines, Covilha, Castelo Branco, Portugal.  1.5 thick, x 4.5 x 6.5 cm   58g.  $175.00.  A light green, thin couple of crystals form a floater group.  The back side has a bit of limonite on it as seen in the last photo.   Odd piece.   
JC10707.  Back side.  
JC11904.  Apophyllite, stilbite, and ?   Jalgoan, India.  5 x 6 cm 49g  $75.00.  Cute small cabinet with light green apophyllite crystals perched in the middle.  
JC11904.  Another view. 
JC11904.  Another view.
JC11889.  Aragonite.  Tazouta, Sefrou Cercle, Sefrou Province, Fs-Mekns Region, Morocco.  3.5 x 6.5 cm 80g.  $25.00.  Typical group of these neat little aragonites.    
JC11889.  Back side.  
JC11792.  Aragonite.   Tazouta, Sefrou Cercle, Sefrou Province, Fs-Mekns Region, Morocco.  5 x 5 cm 81g.   $10.00   SOLD
JC10208.  Aragonite.  Gallo river, Molina de Aragn, Guadalajara, Castile-La Mancha, Spain.   3.3 cm long.  58g.  $6.00
JC10208.  View of termination.  
JC9394.  Arsenopyrite, pyrite, muscovite.  Panasqueira mines, Covilha, Castelo Branco district, Portugal.   9.5 x 10.5 cm  834g.  $125.00.    A flat plate of arsenopyrite crystals measuring approximately 2 cm in length on the larger crystals, to about 1.5 cm in width.  Muscovite is present as bladed aggregates, many of which have been partially coated with a thin film of microscopic pyrite crystals giving them a nice sparkle.   There is a broken ferberite crystal on the extreme left edge in this photo, with a couple of small terminated ferberites attached.   There is a broken off quartz crystal about dead center in this photo.  A few of the arsenopyrite crystals have been bruised/chipped, and there is one area of damage on the top edge of the piece.  
JC9394.  Another view.  
JC9338.  Arsenopyrite, quartz.  Panasqueira mine, Covilha, Castelo Branco district, Portugal.  10 x11 cm  892g.  $150.00.   Three old collection labels on the back.  A flat plate of brilliant silvery crystals.  There are several broken crystals that appear to have broken in the pocket and partially rehealed and a few that appear to be chipped...they do not detract from the overall appearance.  The quartz crystal has a chip out of the back side of the termination.  
JC9338.   Another view. 
JC6947.   Arsenopyrite.  Hercules mine, Ticapampa district, Recuay province, Ancash department, Peru.   4 x 7 cm  132g.  $150.00.   Minerals from the Hercules mine are very rarely found on the market, and were quite limited on the market when the mine was operated.    This one was collected in the  late 1980's time period.  The mine is currently closed. 
JC6947.   A view with the specimen tilted slightly to show the different crystals.  
JC3349.  Arsenopyrite.   Pucarrajo mine, Huallanca district, Bolognesi prov., Ancash dept., Peru.  25 mm x 35mm across.  29g    $10.00.   The Pucarrajo mine is one of those obscure Peruvian mines that had a small production of minerals.  About 25 years ago a limited number of arsenopyrite specimens, some with sphalerite, quartz and or galena came out.  Since then the mine has produced next to nothing.   This is a arsenopyrite thumbnail from this find, with brilliant silvery arsenopyrite crystals. 
JC11582.  Atacamite, quartz.  Lily mine, Humay district, Pisco province, Ica department, Peru.   3.5 x 4.5 x 9 cm    234g.  $275.00  Good sized, stout blades of dark green atacamite coating a shallow vug in the rock.  
JC11582.   Closer view, central area.  
JC11582.  Closer view, top area. 
JC11517.  Atacamite, halloysite.  La Farola mine, Cerro Pintado, Las Pintadas district, Tierra Amarilla, Copiapo province, Atacama, Chile.  7 x 8 cm   262g.  $50.00.   Nice coverage of brilliant crystals that show up nicely on the white halloysite.   
JC11517.   Closer view.  
JC11516.  Atacamite.  La Farola mine, Cerro Pintado, Las Pintadas district, Tierra Amarilla, Copiapo province, Atacama, Chile.   5 x 7.5 cm  119g.   $45.00.    Nice coverage of flat lying, brilliant crystals.  
JC11516.   Closer view.  
JC11448.  Atacamite.   Mount Gunson Copper mines, Pernatty Lagoon, Stuart Shelf, South Australia.  5 x 7.5 cm   174g.  $200.00.   Nifty piece of somewhat botryoidal atacamite with micro crystals coating the botryoids.     Minor damage to some of the botryoids as seen in the close up.  
JC11448.   Close up. 
JC11449.  Austinite (cuprian).  Ojuela mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico.   4 x 5.5 cm  90g.  $20.00   Light green to somewhat grayish small sparkly crystals.    

 

JC11449.   Closer view.  
JC11479.   Austinite (cuprian).  Ojuela mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico.  5 x 7 cm  90g.  $65.00
JC11479.  Closer view. 
JC11481 Austinite (cuprian).  Ojuela mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico.  6 x 7 cm  92g.  $95.00
JC11481.  Closer view.  
JC11481.  Back side. 
JC11484.    Austinite (cuprian).  Ojuela mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico.  6.5 x 6.5 cm  104g.  $65.00.  
JC11484.    Closer view
JC11484.  Back side. 
JC11488.    Austinite (cuprian).  Ojuela mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico.   6.5 x 6.5 cm   94g.  $35.00. 
JC11488.     Closer view
JC11489.    Austinite (cuprian).  Ojuela mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico.  6 x 6 cm   70g.  $65.00  
JC11489.    Closer view
JC11491.    Austinite (cuprian).  Ojuela mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico.    $10.00.   4 x 8 cm  101g     Several small patches of cupro-austinite.  
JC11491.  Another side.
JC11491.  Another side. 
JC11691.  Axinite.   Pribrezhnoye deposit, Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, Russia  7 x 10 cm Tall   328g.  $350.00.  A rarely seen locality specimen.    Dark brown crystals with a slight hint of purple.    Several of the terminations have small dings on them.  
JC11691.  Another view.  
JC11691.  Another view.
JC11691.  Another view.
JC11676.   Axinite, epidote.  Canta district, Canta province, Lima department, Peru.   5 x 11 cm  261g.  $275.00.   Brownish axinite crystals are surrounded by acicular epidote green epidote crystals.   These are destined to be considered classic species combination groups.  
JC11676.  Closer view.  
JC11676.  Another view.  
JC11676.  Closer view.  
JC11676.  Close up, left end.  
JC11300.  Axinite.  Canta district, Canta province, Lima department, Peru.     7 x 8 cm     152g.  $165.00.   Bladed light brown crystals to 3.5 cm with brilliant glassy luster.   These are destined to be mineral classics before too long.  
JC11300.   Another view.  
JC11300.   Another view.  
JC11300.  Another view.  The greenish color is a reflection from the tree outside my window where I photographed these.  
JC11300.  Another view.   
JC10191.  Axinite.  Colebrook Hill mine, Colebrook Hill, Rosebery district, West Coast municipality, Tasmania, Australia.   6 x 6.5 cm  138g.  $50.00.   Up to 11 mm purplish brown crystals in a vug in massive axinite.   A tough one to photo.  The crystals are nice and sharp, with a trace of epidote present. 
JC10191.  Another view.  
JC10191.  Close up view.