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Minerals  Beginning with "Q"

 

 

JC11040.  Quartz, rutile.  Minas Gerais, Brazil   6.5 x 9.5 cm x 3 cm thick.   365g.  $30.00.   Not a crystal, this is a broken slab of clear, gemmy quartz, pale smoky, with hair thin rutile needles all through it.   Would be great material for cabs or faceted stones.  Doesn't appear to have any flaws in it.    Some close ups below show a bit of the rutile.  
JC11040.   Hair like needles of rutile can be seen. 
JC11040.   Another view.  The rutile needles can be seen as very thin hair like golden reflections within the quartz. 
JC11040.   Another view. 
JC10946.   Quartz.  Crystal Creek, Teller county, Colorado.      6 x 7 cm  144g.    $10.00     These were found in 2003, a large pocket typical of the area...unfortunately the pocket was all microcline and smoky quartz.  No amazonite.   The pocket was full of shards of smoky quartz that had re-healed faces.  This piece looks normal from the front, but when looked at from the back, it appears to have been sheared off and then re-healed with multiple faces.    
JC10946.  Back side.  
JC10947.  Quartz.  Crystal Creek, Teller county, Colorado.      13 cm. crystal shard.  46g.    $10.00     These were found in 2003, a large pocket typical of the area...unfortunately the pocket was all microcline and smoky quartz.  No amazonite.   The pocket was full of shards of smoky quartz that had re-healed faces.  I kept a few and this is one of them.   Doubly terminated.   
JC10947.  Back side.  
JC10948.   Quartz.  Crystal Creek, Teller county, Colorado.      15 cm. crystal shard.  165g    $10.00     These were found in 2003, a large pocket typical of the area...unfortunately the pocket was all microcline and smoky quartz.  No amazonite.   The pocket was full of shards of smoky quartz that had re-healed faces.  I kept a few and this is one of them.
JC10948.  Back side.  
JC10949.   Quartz.  Crystal Creek, Teller county, Colorado.      14 cm. crystal shard.  56g    $10.00     These were found in 2003, a large pocket typical of the area...unfortunately the pocket was all microcline and smoky quartz.  No amazonite.   The pocket was full of shards of smoky quartz that had re-healed faces.  I kept a few and this is one of them.
JC10949.   Back side.  
JC10950.  Quartz, goethite after siderite.  Crystal Creek, Teller county, Colorado.      8 x 19 cm  301g.  $25.00     These were found in 2003, a large pocket typical of the area...unfortunately the pocket was all microcline and smoky quartz.  No amazonite.   The pocket was full of shards of smoky quartz that had re-healed faces.  This is a group of re-healed crystal shards with the front partially covered in goethite after siderite, so the goethite has a sort of box work look to it.   The goethite is actually a bit sparkly in bright light.    An odd specimen.  
JC10950.   Closer view of the goethite.   Box work doesn't show up really well.  
JC10950.  Back side.  
JC10704.  Quartz (enhydro).   Hunan, China.   3.5 x 9 cm  113g.  $50.00.   A doubly terminated quartz crystal with carbon inclusions, has a small, L shaped water bubble on one side.  Kind of hard to see.  I took two close up photos to show it.  
JC10704.  Another view. 
JC10704.  Another view.  
JC10704.  Close up of bubble.  Its near the top center in the photo. 
JC10469.  Amethyst.   Piedra Parada, Tatatila Municipality, Veracruz, Mexico.  4 x 5 x 6.5 cm   87g  $110.00.    Nice, cute little group.   
JC10469.   Another view.  
JC10469.  Another view.   
JC10458.  Quartz.  Huanggang Fe-Sn deposit, Hexigten Banner , Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia, China.  5 x 6 cm  57g.  $78.00.  The base of these crystals have hematite inclusions.  The Chinese call these "flower quartz".   Nice little group of divergent crystals.  
JC10458.  Another view.  
JC10458.  Another view. 
JC10458.  Another view. 
JC10458.  Another view. 
JC10198.  Quartz.   Penalobo (or Pena Lobo), Sabugal, Guarda, Portugal.  5 x 8 cm   104g.  $15.00.  White quartz crystals from this relatively unknown location.  
JC10192.  Quartz.  Minas Gerais, Brazil.  7 x 11 cm   389g.  $150.00.  Two doubly terminated crystals attached to each other.  I don't usually brag about a quartz crystal specimen, but this one is rather unique.  Tough to photograph.    The top crystal in this photo is light smoky with some inclusions of what appears to be clay.  The luster is very glassy, and the crystal is totally gemmy and transparent.   It is attached to  a lighter smoky, doubly terminated crystal that is also gemmy and transparent to translucent, with the same brilliant, glassy luster.  A superior quartz specimen.  Wish I had more exact locality information.  From Roberts Minerals to the Connie Reno collection to the Chuck Trantham collection #146.  Collected in August 1977.    Several photos in my attempt to get a good idea of what the specimen looks like.  Much better in person, the photos do not do this piece justice.  
JC10192.   A close up of the top crystal.  
JC10192.   A close up of the top crystal.
JC10192.  Side view of the specimen. 
JC10192.  I turned the specimen upside down for this photo. 
JC10192.  Another view. 
JC10192.  Side view, with black background. 
JC10192.  Another view.  The top crystal is so transparent that the inclusions are obvious but the crystal faces are not.  
JC10192.  Another view of the top crystal. 
JC9978.  Amethyst.  Petersen mountain, Washoe county, Nevada.  3.5 x 6 cm  54g.  $35.00    A doubly terminated, light amethyst single crystal.       ON SALE, TAKE 40% OFF THE MARKED PRICE.
JC9915.  Amethyst.  Piedra Parada, Mun. de Tatatila, Veracruz, Mexico.   17 x 21 cm  >1000g.  (about 5 Lbs).   $650.00.   A LARGE CABINET specimen.   This one had a large amount of matrix attached, which had to be removed with a saw, it weighed about 20 lbs before I trimmed it.  The crystals are darker than the usual material from here these days.  Crystals are up to about 4 cm or so in size.   There is one broken crystal in the central area, not obvious, otherwise in good shape.   
JC9915.   Another view.  
JC9915.  A closer view of bottom half.  
JC9915.  Closer view of the top half.  
JC9509.  Quartz, siderite, magnesite.  Morro Velho mine, Nova Lima, Minas Gerais, Brazil.  5 x 8 cm  106g.  $98.00.   Tan siderite crystals with clear quartz crystals.  A 3 cm wide magnesite crystal is on the front or backside, depending on orientation.  It has little speckles of what looks like inclusions of pyrrhotite.  A few other bladed magnesites are also present.    One of the quartz crystals has a long, flat inclusion of an unknown mineral, this can be seen in the photos below (hematite?).  The quartz crystals are clear and gemmy.  
JC9509.  The magnesite is front center in this photo.  The inclusion in the quartz crystal is easily visible in the left most quartz crystal. 
JC9509.  Close up of the inclusion. 
JC9509.  Another view.  
JC9222.  Amethyst.  Gobobosed mountains, Brandberg area, Erongo region, Namibia.  4.8 x 6 cm 238g.  $65.00.  Single, fat, light amethyst crystal on matrix.  Nice luster on front faces. 
JC9222.  Another view.
JC9019.  Amethyst.  Goboboseb mountain,  Brandberg, Namibia.   4.5 x 6 cm  69g.  $70.00.   Small grouping on matrix.  Smaller crystal is lighter amethyst, while larger crystal is a bit darker, with nice purple color.  Three crystals all together. 
JC9019.   Another view.
JC9019.   Another view.
JC8923.  Quartz (amethyst).  Pampa Blanca, Castrovirreyna province, Peru.  17 cm tall.  $50.00.  A not terribly bright, but interesting quartz crystal from this area.  These came out a few years ago, and appear to have been a one time find.   The termination area is a light amethyst in color.   These are crude scepters, and on this one, from the front you cannot tell its a scepter...then when you see the back, it is obvious, as seen in the photo below.        ON SALE, TAKE 40% OFF THE MARKED PRICE.     SOLD
JC8923.  Back side showing the scepter.  
JC8923.  The reverse end of the crystal is weirdly terminated and has a bit of chlorite included giving it a greenish tint. 
JC8903.  Quartz, goethite, microcline.  Pikes Peak (batholith?), El Paso county, Colorado.  9 x 9 cm  520g.  $100.00.  This is an oldie, originally in Mihelcic collection and then Mike Grobin collection or vice verse;  Label has it as Pikes Peak, and it is just enough different, that the label is probably accurate.  An odd looking quartz crystal group with goethite sprays growing on it.  Looks different from anything I've collected in the Crystal Creek area where most of this type of specimen comes from these days.       ON SALE, TAKE 40% OFF THE MARKED PRICE.
JC8903.  Another view.  
JC8903.  Another view. 
JC8898.  Quartz, dolomite.  Renison Bell mine, North Dundas, Zeehan district, West Coast municipality, Tasmania, Australia.   7 x 8 x 14 cm  >1000g.  $150.00.   A floater specimen composed of dolomite with quartz crystals all around.   Neat specimen from this Australian tin mine, which rarely produces good specimens.      ON SALE, TAKE 40% OFF THE MARKED PRICE.  
JC8898.  Another view.  
JC8898.  Another view.  
JC8898.  Another view.  
JC8896.  Quartz epimorph after fluorite.  Sidi Rahal, El Kelaa des Sraghna province, Morocco.  7 x 8 x 16  306g.  $175.00   A shell of quartz showing the obvious shape of the fluorite.  Unusual specimen from this locality.       ON SALE, TAKE 40% OFF THE MARKED PRICE.
JC8896.  Another view.  
JC8896.  Another view.  
JC8839.  Quartz, with amethyst, and Japan law twin quartz, pyrite.   Fengjiashan (Daye copper) mine, Daye county, Huangshi prefecture, Hubei province, China.  7 x 10 cm  289g.  $375.00.   An unusual specimen from here.  On one end is a Japan law twin of white quartz, and on the other side is a amethyst crystal.  A few pyrite cubes mixed in.      ON SALE, TAKE 40% OFF THE MARKED PRICE.
JC8839.  A view of the amethyst on the left end, and the Japan law twin on the right end.
JC8839.  Another view, with the amethyst in the front and the Japan law twin on the end (upper left).   
JC8839.  Another view
JC8839.  Another view, with the amethyst on the upper right and the Japanese twin on the bottom. 
JC8839.  Close up of the Japanese twin of quartz. 
JC8839.   Another view, with the amethyst on the bottom left and the Japanese twin on the top center.   
JC8541.   Quartz (orange).  2nd Sovetskii mine, Dal'negorsk, Kavalerovo mining district, Primorskiy Kray, Far Eastern region, Russia.  5.5 x 10 x 4 cm high.  $300.00   A white coating on orange crystals.   Common for a while, these have pretty much disappeared from the market.      ON SALE, TAKE 40% OFF THE MARKED PRICE.
JC8541.  Another view.  
JC8541.  Another view.  
JC8158.  Quartz, schorl.  David Ost, Erongo mountains, Namibia.  6 x 7 cm  144g.  $75.00.   A stout scepter on white quartz with a schorl crystal on the back side.         ON SALE, TAKE 40% OFF THE MARKED PRICE.
JC8158.   Another view.  
JC8158.  Another view. 
JC8158.  Another view.  The white quartz stem of the scepter is visible.
JC8154.   Hubnerite, quartz.  Mundo Nuevo mine, Mundo Nuevo, Huamachuco, Sanchez Carrion province, La Libertad department, Peru. 5 x 7.5 cm  12k6g.  $90.00.   A couple of stout hubnerite crystals have grown on the base of this quartz cluster.  Looks like a floater group.      ON SALE, TAKE 40% OFF THE MARKED PRICE.
JC8154.  Another view.
JC8011.  Quartz.  Zhob district, Baluchistan, Pakistan.  5 x 6.5 cm  121g.  $25.00.   Double terminated crystal.  Interesting specimen.   Not too many specimens have come out of this location.       ON SALE, TAKE 40% OFF THE MARKED PRICE.
JC8011.  Another view. 
JC8011.  Another view. 
JC7784.  Quartz (faden).  Minas Gerais, Brazil.  5.5 x 7 cm  80g.  $75.00.   Floater group, doubly terminated crystals.   The faden line can be seen going down the middle of the group.  Sharp group.        ON SALE, TAKE 40% OFF THE MARKED PRICE.
JC7784.   Another view. 
JC7763.  Quartz, galena.  Animon mine, Huaron district, Huayllay district, Pasco province, Pasco department, Peru.   3.5 x 7 cm    216g.    $120.00.   This one is unusual with two nice scepters; quite unusual from this location.  The galena is typical  for the Animon mine.         ON SALE, TAKE 40% OFF THE MARKED PRICE
JC7763.  Another view.  
JC7724.  Quartz (faden).  Hot Springs, Arkansas.   6 x 7.5 cm   92g.  $75.00.   Very unusual from Arkansas are these faden quartz.  Sharp crystals.       ON SALE, TAKE 40% OFF THE MARKED PRICE
JC7724.   Another view.   
JC7724.  Another view.   The faden line can be easily seen going up the center of the group. 
JC7651.  Quartz Japanese twin, calcite.  Rosario Mabel mine (La Flor del Peru II) Gato Moro mountain, Pampa Blanca, Castrovirreyna, Huancavelica dept., Peru.  4 x 6.5 cm.  44g.   $85.00.     This piece has a nice Japanese twin on one end.  Unusual in that the calcite has not been etched off as is usual from the specimens from here.    Nice bright and clear twin.  Side view here.   ON SALE TAKE 40% OFF THE LISTED PRICE
JC7651.  View from one end of the specimen
JC7651.  Close up of the twin
JC6856.  Amethyst.  Sidi Rahal, Bou Azzer, Atlas mountains, El Kelaa des Sraghna province, Morocco.  8 x 10.5 cm  203g.  $30.00.   Light purple amethyst in a partial geode.  There is a finger of amethyst sticking up from the left upper corner.  Hard to see in a 2 dimensional photo.  Two views are shown.     ON SALE, TAKE 20% OFF THE MARKED PRICE.
JC6672.  Quartz, epidote.  Nascio, Val grareglia, Chiarari, Genova prov., Italy.  7 x 9 cm  231g.  $35.00.   The epidote occurs as micro crystals on the matrix.      ON SALE, TAKE 20% OFF THE MARKED PRICE.
JC6672.   Another view.  
JC2916.  Amethyst.  Piedras Parado, Mun. De Professor Rafael Ramires (Las Vigas), Veracruz, Mexico.  5 x 7.5 cm  64g.  $150.00.   A lovely group of midrange color amethyst, collected in 2004.
JC2916.  Another view.