General Stock Page 17

Minerals Beginning with "U"," V"

JC7204.    Ulexite, colemanite.  Boron open pit mine, Boron, Kern county, California.   5 x 6 cm  107g.  $30.00.   Collected from the pit in 1972.   The ulexite forms hairlike crystals in a vug of colemanite crystals.  These are pretty much vanished from the market these days.  
JC7808.   Uraninite.  West of Wilberforce, Ontario, Canada.  2.3 x 3.5 cm  45g.   $60.00.   A single crystal of this radioactive mineral...a real "hot" rock.  
JC9468.   Vanadinite, barite. ACF mine area, Mibladen mining district, Midelt, Khenifra province, Meknes-Tafilalet region, Morocco.  10 x 13 cm  >1000g (approx. 2 Lbs).  $65.00.    Beige barite blades are partly coated with red orange vanadinites.  This is an odd two toned piece.  The vanadinite across the top third are more sparkly and dark brown, almost black, and the vanadinites in the lower third are the typical red orange color.  Vanadinite is also scattered across the back.   
JC9468.  Another view, slightly tilted back.  
JC9468.  Another view
JC9466.  Vanadinite. ACF mine area, Mibladen mining district, Midelt, Khenifra province, Meknes-Tafilalet region, Morocco.  6 x 6.5 cm  166g.  $90.00.   Bright red crystals on buff colored matrix.  Sawn base.   Nice.  
JC9466.  Another view.  
JC9464.  Vanadinite. ACF mine area, Mibladen mining district, Midelt, Khenifra province, Meknes-Tafilalet region, Morocco   4 x 5 cm  77g.  $35.00.   Group of reddish brown crystals.  There is one damaged crystal in the top center visible in the photos and another on the lower part of the front.    
JC9464.   Another view.   
JC9464.  Back side.  
JC9380.  Vanadinite, barite.  ACF mine area, Mibladen mining district, Midelt, Khenifra province, Meknes-Tafilalet region, Morocco.   5 x 7 cm  274g.  $300.00.  Dark red crystals on barite that has a thin coating of a sooty black mineral.  Nice vanadinite.  One Moroccan dealer had a dozen or so of these, most smaller.  I picked a couple of the larger specimens.  Probably from a single and the same, pocket.  
JC9380.  Another view.   Crystals are a little darker red than the photo would indicate. 
JC9380.  Another view. Crystals are a little darker red than the photo would indicate. 
JC9382.    Vanadinite, barite.  ACF mine area, Mibladen mining district, Midelt, Khenifra province, Meknes-Tafilalet region, Morocco.  5.5 x 7 cm  171g.  $290.00.    Dark red crystals on barite that has a thin coating of a sooty black mineral.  Nice vanadinite.  One Moroccan dealer had a dozen or so of these, most smaller.  I picked a couple of the larger specimens.  Probably from a single and the same, pocket.  
JC9382.  Another view. 
JC9382.  Another view. 
JC9382.  Another view. 
JC9365.   Vanadinite.  ACF mine area, Mibladen mining district, Midelt, Khenifra province, Meknes-Tafilalet region, Morocco.  5 x 6 x 8.5 cm  202g.  $250.00.  Crystals are a dark, intense red, with no hint of orange.  The contrast with the black matrix really helps give great contrast.  Largest crystal is 12mm in diameter.  A rather delicate specimen which may have to be packed in soap powder for shipment.  The color is amazing.   
JC9365.  Another view. 
JC9365.  Another view.
JC9365.  Another view.
JC9361Vanadinite, barite.  ACF mine area, Mibladen mining district, Midelt, Khenifra province, Meknes-Tafilalet region, Morocco.  8 x 8 cm  453g.  $95.00  Bright red vanadinite with a slight orange tint on white barite.  Some gypsum dusting some of the crystals on the top left from the display side shown here.     A solid mass of barite.  Back side is massive barite with no vanadinite.  Largest vanadinite crystal is about 7mm.  
JC9361.  Another view.  The gypsum partially coats some of the vanadinite and is visible in the upper part of the specimen. 
JC9312.  Vanadinite.  ACF mine area, Mibladen mining district, Midelt, Khenifra province, Meknes-Tafilalet region, Morocco.  3 x 6 cm  91g.  $80.00.   Nice fat, semi gemmy crystals up to 12mm across. 
JC9312.  Another view.  
JC9312.  Another view.  
JC9312.  Another view.  
JC9246. Vanadinite.  ACF mine area, Mibladen mining district, Midelt, Khenifra province, Meknes-Tafilalet region, Morocco.  6.5 x 11.5 cm   202g.  $125.00   Dense coating of dark red crystals on barite.   
JC9091.  Vanadinite.  ACF mine area, Mibladen mining district, Midelt, Khenifra province, Meknes-Tafilalet region, Morocco.  6.5 x 7.2 cm   135g.  $200.00    Brownish red crystals, more red than brown.  Displays nicely from several different angles.  Very minor ding on two crystals.  I took photos from several different angles to give a good idea how well it displays.  
JC9091.  Another view.  
JC9091.  Another view.
JC9091.  Another view.
JC9091.  Another view.
JC9091.  Another view.
JC8673.  Vanadinite.   ACF mine, Mibladen mining district, Midelt, Khenifra province, Meknes-Tafilalet region, Morocco.  5 x 7 cm  134g.  $30.00.   3 broken crystals.   
JC8673.  Another view.  
JC4019.  Vanadinite.  ACF mine area,  Mibladen, nr. Midelt, Khenifra Province, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco.   8 x 11.5 cm   240g.  $350.00  Red crystals on sandstone like matrix.  Crystals wrap around to the back side as can be seen in the last photo.       ON SALE, TAKE 20% OFF THE MARKED PRICE.
JC4019.   Another view.  
JC4019.   Another view.  
JC4019.   Another view.   This of the back side of the piece. 
JC8319.   Vanadinite.  ACF mine area,  Mibladen, nr. Midelt, Khenifra Province, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco.  2 x 4 cm  23g.  $10.00.   Two dark red isolated crystals on a sandstone like matrix.  
JC8319.  Another view.  
JC8189.  Vanadinite.    ACF mine area,  Mibladen, nr. Midelt, Khenifra Province, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco.  5.5 x 8.5 cm  234g.  $125.00.   Dark, blood red crystals on sandstone like matrix.  A couple of broken crystals, rather hard to see.  
JC8189.  Another view.
JC8189.  Another view.
JC7909.  Vanadinite.  Erupción Mine (Ahumada Mine; Erupción-Ahumada Mine), Los Lamentos Mts (Sierra de Los Lamentos), Mun. de Ahumada, Chihuahua, Mexico.  4 x 5 cm  92g.  $35.00.  Bright crystals with minor descloizite as micro crystals.   Several of the vanadinite crystals have their tips damaged.  
JC7909.  Another view.
JC7909.  Another view. 
JC7814.   Vanadinite, quartz.  Otjitheka, Kaokoveld, Namibia.   1.5 x 5 cm  48g.  $40.00.   A very odd specimen.  This is what the cores of the mottramite coated vanadinites look like from here.  this one looks sort of like a yellow slug, it is all one crystal;  very unusual, solid vanadinite with a piece of quartz attached to one end.  
JC7814.   Another view.
JC7814.  Another view.
JC7814.   Another view.
JC7584.   Vanadinite.  JC Holmes claims.  Santa Rita mountains, Santa Cruz county, Arizona.   7 x 10 cm  207g.  $65.00    Good coverage of orange crystals on black mottramite.  This location is an American classic, and has been thoroughly cleaned out.    This piece dates from the original find in the early 1980's.  Minor damage.  The veins in this deposit carrying the vanadinite were pretty tight and it was quite difficult to remove pieces without some damage to the crystals rubbing against adjacent wall rock or other vein fragments. 
JC7587.  Vanadinite.  JC Holmes claims.  Santa Rita mountains, Santa Cruz county, Arizona.  9 x 11 cm  400g.  $75.00.   Good coverage of orange crystals on black mottramite.  This is a conglomeration of breccia fragments cemented together by the vanadinite.  The crystals have good luster and color.  No obvious damage.  This location is an American classic, and has been pretty thoroughly cleaned out.    This piece dates from the original find in the early 1980's.   No obvious damage.
JC7587.  Back side.
JC7406.  Vanadinite.  JC Holmes claims.  Santa Rita mountains, Santa Cruz county, Arizona.  4.5 x 8 cm  216g.  $90.00.   These were 1st on the market in the 1980's, then once sold, pretty much disappeared.  A limited number from the original find became available in Denver, so I purchased a few of these uncommon specimens.  
JC7348.  Vanadinite.  JC Holmes mine, Temporal Gulch area, Patagonia, Wrightson district, Santa Rita mountains, Santa Cruz county, Arizona.  8 x 9 cm  328g.  $90.00.   A flat plate of pumpkin orange crystals typical from this find of the mid 1980's.    These have been quite uncommon on the market, until a few from the original find that have been stored away for the past 35 years were offered at the Denver show.  
JC7348.  Close up view.  
JC6956.  Vanadinite.  San Antonio mine, Cox's orebody, Level 4, East Camp, Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico.  3.5 x 6.5 cm  67g.  $50.00.   Pretty silvery to tan crystals.  The silvery crystals are so bright they don't show well in the photo.   Lots of sparkle to the specimen.  These are relatively new, coming out in 2011 or 2012 as I understand it.  
JC6959.   Vanadinite.  San Antonio mine, Cock's orebody, Level 4, East Camp, Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico.   6 x 7 cm  107g.  $90.00.   Somewhat more orangish, nice sparkle to these.    These are relatively new, coming out in 2011 or 2012 as I understand it.  
JC6960.    Vanadinite.  San Antonio mine, Cock's orebody, Level 4, East Camp, Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico.   5.5 x 7.8 cm  265g.  $275.00.   Brownish green crystals; a nearly solid mass of crystals with the terminations on the reverse side.     These are relatively new, coming out in 2011 or 2012 as I understand it.  
JC6960.   The reverse side showing the terminated crystals.  Several are broken, hence the upper photo side makes a better display side.  
JC6890.   Vanadinite (endlichite).  Ahumada mine, Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico.  11.5 x 13 cm  660g.  $200.00.   Slender vanadinite (endlichite) crystals interspersed with nearly microcrystalline descloizite from the 1960's find of these.  
JC6890.   Another view. 
JC6890.  Close up of top. 
JC6890.  Close up of top and left side.  
JC6733.  Vanadinite.  Coudya, Mibladen, Midelt, Morocco.  6 x 8 cm  143g.  $110.00.   A floater group of crystals from a new series of pockets.   Bright red on top, and larger, beige crystals on the bottom.      Sold
JC6703.  Vanadinite.  ACF mine area, Mibladen, nr. Midelt, Khenifra Province, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco.  3 x 5 cm  27g.  $35.00.   nice red, somewhat translucent crystals as can be seen in the photo.  
JC6703.  A slightly different angle. 
JC4965.  Vanadinite.  Mibladen, nr. Midelt, Khenifra Province, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco.  4 x 5 cm  63g.  $250.00.   Blood red crystals to 1 cm on matrix.        ON SALE, TAKE 20% OFF THE MARKED PRICE.
JC3210.   Vanadinite on barite.  ACF mine area, Mibladen, nr. Midelt, Khenifra Province, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco    3.8 cm x 5 cm  50g.  $125.00.   Brilliant red crystals on barite.  No damage, although the top center left crystal has a mark on the crystal face where it has an imperfection in its growth.   Readily seen in the photo here and the one below.        ON SALE, TAKE 20% OFF THE MARKED PRICE.
JC3210.    A closer view. 
JC3210.   View of the back side. 
JC2199.  Vanadinite.  Puzzler mine, Castle Dome district, Yuma County, Arizona.  6 cm x 7 cm  125g.  $35.00.  These were collected over 20 years ago.  The mine is capped and sealed and cannot be accessed.  Now a closed locality, no more of these are coming out.    ON SALE, TAKE 20% OFF THE MARKED PRICE.
JC9461.  Vesuvianite, grossularite.  Case Collina, Pitigliano, Grosseto, province, Tuscany, Italy.  6.5 x 8.5 cm  201g.  $60.00  Waxy luster brown vesuvianite crystals with waxy luster yellowish brown grossularite.  One of the lesser known vesuvianite localities in Italy.   Not many seen for sale.  
JC9461.  Another view.  
JC9461.  back side.   light brown grossularite with the darker brown vesuvianite in the upper left portion of the specimen.  
JC9229.  Vesuvianite.  Near Clio, Plumas county, California. 4 x 4.5 cm  83g.  $50.00.   A main crystal that measures 2.5 cm across, slightly translucent and pretty much damage free except for a little bit of growth interference.  Color is a root beer brown as shown.   Classic shape and form of a flattened di-pyramid.  The flat face in the center of the crystal does not show well in the photos.   A bit of pale green diopside and corroded siliceous material is also present.  Mined in 2012.
JC9229.  Another view. 
JC9229.  Another view.
JC9229.  View of opposite side. 
JC7921.  Vesuvianite.  Alchuri (Alchori, Aschudi), Shigar valley, Skardu district, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern areas), Pakistan.  3.5 x 6 cm  56g.  $50.00.  Stacked crystals of brown color with good bright luster.   Better in person.       ON SALE, TAKE 20% OFF THE MARKED PRICE.