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Minerals Beginning with "A" through "Ay"

JC9755.  Actinolite pseudo diopside (uralite).  Calumet mine, Turrett district, Chaffee county, Colorado.  3 x 3.5 x 6 cm   113g.  $8.00.       ON SALE, TAKE 40% OFF THE MARKED PRICE.
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.  
JC9499.  Adamite.  Ojuela mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico.   4.5 x 7 cm    215g.  $45.00  Yellow to slightly greenish yellow fan like sprays of adamite. 
JC9457.  Adamite.  Ojuela mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico.  5 x 7.5 cm  107g.  $50.00.   Most adamite from the Ojuela is various shades of yellow to lime green to shades of blue and blue green.  Much less common are the clear crystals as seen here.  
JC8919.  Adamite.  Ojuela mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico.  7.5 x 9 cm  112g.  $15.00.  brown balls of adamite on hematitic matrix.  
JC8628.  Adamite.  Ojuela mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico.  7 x 8 cm   287g.   $40.00.   Fans of very pale yellow adamite crystals.  ON SALE, TAKE 20% OFF THE MARKED PRICE.
JC8322.  Adamite.  Ojuela mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico.  2.5 x 4.5 cm  27g.   $50.00.   A half sphere that is 2.5 cm wide.   The back side of the sphere has been sheared off.  Shows well from the front.         ON SALE, TAKE 20% OFF THE MARKED PRICE.
JC8322.  A vertical view showing the missing half. 
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.
JC5059.  Adamite.  Dachaang Sn-polymetallic ore field, Nandan Co., Hechi prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, China.  4 x 5.2 cm  60g.  $60.00.    These came out briefly in 2009 and have pretty much disappeared from the market. 
JC5059.  Close up.  
JC4023 Adamite.  Ojuela mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico.  6 x 7.5 cm  117g.  $50.00.   Light yellow green crystals.  From the finds of the 1970's.ON SALE, TAKE 20% OFF THE MARKED PRICE.
JC4054.   Adamite.  Ojuela mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico.  8 cm x 8 cm  211g.  $125.00.   From the finds of the 1970's.  Bright, light yellow small cog-wheel sprays of adamite.   Two views are shown.      ON SALE, TAKE 20% OFF THE MARKED PRICE.
JC4054.
JC4054.  Close up.
JC7744.   Adularia, hematite.  St. Gotthard, Leventina, Ticino, Switzerland.   2.5 x 3 cm   17ig.   $45.00.   Hematite on the upper right, with a translucent adularia crystal dominating the front of the piece.   Older specimen      ON SALE, TAKE 40% OFF THE MARKED PRICE
JC7744.   Another view.  
JC7745.   Adularia, hematite.  St. Gotthard, Leventina, Ticino, Switzerland.  2 x 2.5 cm  7g.  $35.00.   A single adularia crystal dominates the right end of  this thumbnail specimen.  A little group of hematite crystals sits on the base of the adularia crystal.   Older piece.       ON SALE, TAKE 40% OFF THE MARKED PRICE
JC7746.  Adularia (faden), actinolite.  Alchuri, Shigar valley, Northern area, Pakistan.  6 x 7 cm   61g.  $45.00.   Vertically standing transparent/translucent crystal with faden zoning.  Tough to photograph.  Better in person.      ON SALE, TAKE 40% OFF THE MARKED PRICE
JC7746.   Another view.   
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. 
JC6801.  Aegerine, albite.  Mt. Malosa, Domasi, Zomba dist., Malawi.  7 cm x 10 cm tall.  201g.  $200.00.  An 8 cm tall stout crystal.  There is an offshoot crystal on the left side.  Both crystals, as well as the small crystals are terminated.  The main crystal has a flat termination as seen, the offshoot crystal has a flat termination with many small terminations, giving it a somewhat ragged look, but neither are damaged.  An attached crystal was present on the lower right side of the big crystal, and this is missing, leaving a notch in the large crystal.    Color is a very dark green, almost black.  Good luster on the side prisms.    ON SALE, TAKE 20% OFF THE MARKED PRICE.
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.  
JC4260.  Albite (cleavelandite).  Crystal Creek, Teller county, Colorado.  5.5 x 7.5 cm  134g.  $20.00.   A mass of white cleavelandite with a hexagonal hole in the middle, presumably where a now absent quartz crystal used to be.  
JC4260.  Another view.   
JC4254.  Albite, quartz.  Crystal creek, Teller county, Colorado.   C: 2006.  8 x 8 cm  139g.  $25.00.  A mound of albite with a small smoky quartz crystal implanted on it.  
JC7839.   Almandine, schorl.  Shigar valley, Gilgit division, Pakistan.  4.5 cm tall.  $50.00.   A 2.5 cm, wine red, partial crystal perched on the end of a schorl crystal.      ON SALE, TAKE 40% OFF THE MARKED PRICE.
JC8758.  Alergentum.  Bouismas mine, Bouismas, Bou Azer district, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate province, Souss-Massa-Draa region, Morocco.   5.5 x 8 cm  diagonal.  56g.  $175.00.   Embedded in calcite.   Three views shown.      ON SALE, TAKE 40% OFF THE MARKED PRICE.  
JC8758.  Close up view.  
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.  
JC4241  Amazonite.  Crystal Creek, Teller county, Colorado.   3.8 cm tall x 5 cm wide.  84g.  $35.00   A single, powder blue crystal with some satellite crystals around the base.  The crack is a shrinkage crack and does not extend through the crystal.       ON SALE, TAKE 40% OFF THE MARKED PRICE.
JC4241.  Another view.  The cracks are shrinkage cracks and do not extend through the crystal.  
JC7743.   Analcime.  Fengjiashan mine, (Daye Copper mine), Daye county., Huangshi prefecture, Hubei province, China.   3 x 4.3 cm  35g.  $60.00.   Transparent to translucent crystals.   The transparency of the crystals makes it a little difficult to see the glassy crystal faces.          ON SALE, TAKE 40% OFF THE MARKED PRICE
JC7756.  Analcime, quartz.  Fengjiashan mine, (Daye Copper mine), Daye county., Huangshi prefecture, Hubei province, China.  4 x 5 cm  63g.  $70.00.   Gemmy analcime crystals on white quartz crystals        ON SALE, TAKE 40% OFF THE MARKED PRICE
JC7756.  Another view. 
JC11200Andradite, scheelite.  Ridge top prospect, Bishop tungsten district, Coyote ridge, Inyo county, California.  7.5 x 12 cm  513g.   $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.  SOLD
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.  
JC11210.   Andradite.  Ridge top prospect, Bishop tungsten district, Coyote ridge, Inyo county, California.  5.5 x 12 cm  605g.   $10.00  Satiny luster, dark brown crystals.    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.
JC11135.   Andradite.   South Peacock mine, Cuprum, Seven Devils district, Adams county, Idaho.  3 x 4 cm  10g.  Small miniature.  $6.00.   Bright brown typical andradite from there.  I collected this one in 2003
JC9975.   Andradite.  Merrill prospect, Bishop tungsten district, Coyote ridge, Inyo county, California.  5 x 5 cm  80g.   $15.00.     Cinnamon colored andradite crystals...the outer zone is this reddish brown color, while the core of the crystals are dark brown.
JC9967.  Andradite, actinolite (uralite).  Merrill prospect, Bishop tungsten district, Coyote ridge, Inyo county, California.   4 x 4.5 cm  74g.  $10.00.  The actinolite is a pseudomorph after diopside often called uralite  Merrill prospect is on the extreme west edge of the Coyote ridge, also called Coyote flats, out of Bishop.   Prospect was for scheelite, and UV lamping these specimens often shows small specks/crystals of scheelite. 
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.  
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. 
JC11497.  Closer view.   Sort of a mix mash of bladed cerussite replaced by anglesite.  
JC11497.  Close up. 
JC11497.  Close up.
JC11497.  Close up.
JC11587.  Albite, actinolite, albite with actinolite inclusions.   Mula Ghani Baba, Mohmand agency, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Pakistan.  6 x 8 cm  179g.  $75.00   An unusual specimen I couldn't resist getting.   A 4 cm long, flat, almost transparent albite crystal with dark green needles of actinolite include.  The albite crystal is standing vertically from the matrix.   Around the main crystal are numerous other smaller albite crystals, with scattered actinolite.  I haven't seen any others quite like this, at least on the internet.       SOLD
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.  
JC9495.  Apatite.  Cerro de Mercado mine, Victoria de Durango, Cerro de los Remedios, Mun. de Durango, Durango, Mexico.  5 x 5 x 5.5 cm  161g.  $45.00.  A 2.5 cm gem crystal on the left side, and a 2.5 cm gem crystal with a broken tip also present.  Matrix is an agate (chalcedony) like material that the apatite crystals are embedded in.   SOLD
JC7871.  Apophyllite, quartz.  Jalgoan district, Maharashtra, India.   8.5 x 10 cm  756g.  A single apophyllite perched on drusy quartz.  $35.00.     ON SALE, TAKE 40% OFF THE MARKED PRICE.
JC7871.  Another view.
JC10208.  Aragonite.  Gallo river, Molina de Aragón, Guadalajara, Castile-La Mancha, Spain.   3.3 cm long.  58g.  $6.00
JC10208.  View of termination.  
JC8975.  Aragonite.  Berryman tunnel, Prospect ridge, Eureka district, Eureka county, Nevada.   6 x 9 cm tall.   288g.   $35.00.   A one time find of several years ago.  Very three dimensional really exquisite aragonite specimen from here.  This was a limited find of very nice aragonite.    Better in person.    ON SALE, TAKE 40% OFF THE MARKED PRICE.
  JC8983.  Aragonite.  Berryman tunnel, Prospect ridge, Eureka district, Eureka county, Nevada.  7 x 7 x 9 cm diagonal.  181g.  $30.00     A one time find of several years ago.  Very three dimensional really exquisite aragonite specimen from here.  This was a limited find of very nice aragonite.    Better in person.    ON SALE, TAKE 40% OFF THE MARKED PRICE.
JC8983.  Another view. 
JC8984.    Aragonite.  Berryman tunnel, Prospect ridge, Eureka district, Eureka county, Nevada.  7 x 8 cm  344g.  $40.00       A one time find of several years ago.  Very three dimensional really exquisite aragonite specimen from here.  This was a limited find of very nice aragonite.    Better in person.    ON SALE, TAKE 40% OFF THE MARKED PRICE.
JC8984.  Another view.  
JC8773.  Aragonite.  Vista Pit, Twin creeks mine, near Golgonda, Humboldt county, Nevada.   .5 x 9 cm  183g.  $45.00   Nice spray of crystals.  Unusual for the locality.       ON SALE, TAKE 40% OFF THE MARKED PRICE. RESERVED
JC11588.  Arsenopyrite.   San Antonio mine, East Camp, Santa Eulalia district, Aquiles Serdan municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico.   6 x 8 x 9 cm  947g.  $95.00.    Not a lot of these around from Santa Eulalia.  Silvery, typical arsenopyrite crystals.     SOLD
JC11568Arsenopyrite, fluorite, calcite.  Yaogangxian mine, Yaogangxian W-Sn ore field, Yizhang county, Chenzhou, Hunan, China.  5.5 x 8.5 cm  232g.  $60.00   Bright silvery arsenopyrite, with pale blue fluorite and white calcite in bladed crystals.  For some reason the camera had trouble picking up the silvery color of the arsenopyrite.  It is the typical silvery white color of arsenopyrite.      SOLD
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. 
JC8654.  Arsenopyrite.  Julcani district, Angaraes province, Huancavelica department, Peru.  6.5 x 7.5 cm  430g.  $90.00.  Plate of stout, brilliant luster crystals.  Purchased from  Jewel Tunnel Exports (Rock Currier) in February 1994.  Ex Crowley collection #1124
JC8654.  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.  $45.00
JC11479.  Closer view. 
JC11481 Austinite (cuprian).  Ojuela mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico.  6 x 7 cm  92g.  $65.00
JC11481.  Closer view.  
JC11481.  Back side. 
JC11484.    Austinite (cuprian).  Ojuela mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico.  6.5 x 6.5 cm  104g.  $45.00.  
JC11484.    Closer view
JC11484.  Back side. 
JC11488.    Austinite (cuprian).  Ojuela mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico.   6.5 x 6.5 cm   94g.  $30.00. 
JC11488.     Closer view
JC11489.    Austinite (cuprian).  Ojuela mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico.  6 x 6 cm   70g.  $45.00  
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. 
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.   
JC10189.  Axinite, albite, calcite.  New Melones dam spillway, West Belt, Calaveras county, California.  5 x 7 cm  300g.  $40.00.   Abundant albite with purplish brown axinite crystals.   A single, crude, calcite crystal is also present.  RESERVED
JC10189.   Another view.  
JC10189.   Another view.  
JC10189.  Close up, with the calcite crystal on the right side.  
JC10189.  Close up 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.  
JC9850.  Axinite.  Canta, Canta province, Lima department, Peru.  7 x 7 x 9.5 cm  353g.  $75.00.   Large blades of brown axinite.  Fairly bright, glassy luster.  The tips of some of the crystals have been damaged, and there are several broken crystals.  I looked at a lot of these at Tucson  (2019)and did not see any without some damage, and those with minimal damage had quite high prices.    ON SALE, TAKE 30% OFF THE MARKED PRICE. RESERVED
JC9850.  Another view.