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This page features specimens from Nevada. 

These amethysts are from a small, unknown and abandoned gold mine near central Nevada.  They occur in a silicified rhyolite tuff that has numerous gas bubble holes scattered through it.   The color varies from light to medium purple.  The crystals are quite bright in luster, and frequently are on sparkly, clear, microcrystalline drusy quartz.    Although the crystals are small, the overall aspect of the specimens is that they are quite pretty.   

JC10626.    Amethyst.  Shamrock mine, Bell Mountain district, Churchill county, Nevada.   3.5 x 5 cm   45g.  $5.00  Sawn back.   A druse of small crystals on a micro crystalline drusy quartz base. 
JC10626.  Closer view.  
JC10595.     Amethyst.  Shamrock mine, Bell Mountain district, Churchill county, Nevada.   4.5 x 5.5 cm  45g.  $10.00   Sawn back.  Prismatic, lustrous,  light purple amethyst crystals fairly heavily coating a micro-crystalline drusy quartz base.   The brownish color is paler than the photo shows. 
JC10595.  Closer view.  
JC10595.  Close up. 
JC10598.     Amethyst.  Shamrock mine, Bell Mountain district, Churchill county, Nevada.   3.5 x 6.5 cm  81g.  $7.00   Pale purple, prismatic amethyst crystals scattered over a base of micro-crystalline, clear, drusy quartz.  
JC10598.  Closer view.  
JC10598.  Close up.
JC10583.      Amethyst.  Shamrock mine, Bell Mountain district, Churchill county, Nevada.  5 x 7 cm  101g. $10.00   Pale, sparkly, prismatic amethyst crystals formed on a bed of microcrystalline drusy quartz.   Lots of sparkle.   
JC10583.   Closer view. 
JC10583.  Another view.  
JC10583.  Closer view.  
JC10583.  Close up
JC10583.  Close up. 
JC10569.    Amethyst.  Shamrock mine, Bell Mountain district, Churchill county, Nevada.  6 x 7.5 cm  91g. $20.00   Sawn back.   Prismatic, bright, pale amethyst crystal on sparkly micro-crystalline drusy quartz.  Looks better in person.
JC10569.  Closer view. 
JC10569.   Close up.  
JC10569.  Close up. 
JC10570.    Amethyst.  Shamrock mine, Bell Mountain district, Churchill county, Nevada. 5.5 x 6.5 cm  117g. $12.00    Sawn base.   Sparkly micro-crystaline drusy quartz forms a coating on the matrix, with scattered somewhat stubby prismatic, bright, pale amethyst crystals scattered about.  
JC10570.  Closer view.  
JC10570.  Close up.  
JC10573.    Amethyst.  Shamrock mine, Bell Mountain district, Churchill county, Nevada.   4 x 8 cm   82g.  $15.00.  Bright, sparkly, druse and rosettes of amethyst on a base of micro-crystalline drusy quartz.  
JC10573.  Closer view.  
JC10573.  Close up.  
JC10575.    Amethyst.  Shamrock mine, Bell Mountain district, Churchill county, Nevada.  4 x 5 cm  45g.   $12.00.   Bright rosettes of amethyst on sparkly micro-crystalline quartz.  The amber/brown color in the matrix is lighter than the photo shows...it is an exaggeration of the camera. 
JC10575.   Closer view.  
JC10575.  Close up.  
JC10577  Amethyst.  Shamrock mine, Bell Mountain district, Churchill county, Nevada. 4.5 x 7 cm.   59g   $8.00.  Sawn back.  Small rosettes of amethyst on a layer of sparkly micro-crystalline drusy quartz.   
JC10577.   Closer view. 
JC10577.  Close up.  
JC10579  Amethyst.  Shamrock mine, Bell Mountain district, Churchill county, Nevada.  3.5 x 8 cm.  74g.  $8.00.   A bed of sparkly, micro-crystalline quartz is host to a scattering of bright amethyst.  
JC10579.  Closer view.
JC10579.  Close up.  
JC10602.    Amethyst.  Shamrock mine, Bell Mountain district, Churchill county, Nevada. 5 x 9 cm  87g.  $15.00.   Rosettes partially covering sparkly micro-crystalline drusy quartz.  Not quite as sparkly as the others, more of a bright waxy luster to the amethyst.  .  
JC10602.  Closer view. 
JC10602.  Close up. 
JC10604.    Amethyst.  Shamrock mine, Bell Mountain district, Churchill county, Nevada.  6.5 x 7.5 cm   147g.  $15.00  Vug with stubby prismatic pale amethyst crystals on sparkly micro-crystalline drusy quartz.   Sawn back.  
JC10604.  Closer view. 
JC10604.  Close up.  
JC10608.    Amethyst.  Shamrock mine, Bell Mountain district, Churchill county, Nevada. 5 x 7.3 cm   110g.  $15.00  Curved vug with prismatic pale amethyst crystals.  Sawn back.  
JC10608.  Closer view.  
JC10608.  Close up.  
JC10610.    Amethyst.  Shamrock mine, Bell Mountain district, Churchill county, Nevada.  5 x 9 cm   105g.  $12.00.   Sparkly drusy amethyst covering the face of the vug.   Sawn back.  
JC10610.  Closer view.  
JC10610.  Close up.  
JC10611.    Amethyst.  Shamrock mine, Bell Mountain district, Churchill county, Nevada. 6.5 x 8 cm  194g.  $15.00   Sawn base.   Prismatic, quite pale, amethyst crystals partially coating micro-crystalline drusy quartz.  
JC10611.  Closer view. 
JC10611.  Close up. 
JC10611.  Close up. 
JC10616.     Amethyst.  Shamrock mine, Bell Mountain district, Churchill county, Nevada.  6 x 9 cm.  248g.  Sawn base.  $10.00.   A bed of micro-crystalline drusy quartz has several rosettes of bright amethyst scattered about.  
JC10616.  Closer view. 
JC10616.  Close up. 
JC10616.  Close up.  
JC10617.     Amethyst.  Shamrock mine, Bell Mountain district, Churchill county, Nevada.   5 x 9 cm  212g. $10.00   Sawn back.  A amber base, not as dark as shown in the photo, has a coating of micro-crystalline drusy quartz, and on this are scattered small rosettes of amethyst..  
JC10617.  Closer view. 
JC10617.  Close up.   This is more accurate for the color of the amber staining underneath the quartz.  
JC10623.     Amethyst.  Shamrock mine, Bell Mountain district, Churchill county, Nevada. 5 x 6.5 cm  113g.  $8.00  Sawn back.   Bright, pale amethyst crystals on a thin layer of micro-crystalline drusy quartz.  
JC10623.  Closer view.  
JC10623.  Close up.  
JC10625.     Amethyst.  Shamrock mine, Bell Mountain district, Churchill county, Nevada.  3.5 x 5 cm  71g.  $8.00    Sparkly micro-crystalline drusy quartz has scattered amethyst rosettes implanted on it.   Sawn back.  
JC10625.  Closer view.  
JC10625.  Close up.  

The Andradite specimens shown here represent a small one time find from a small pod of skarn near the Cowboy mine.  I am offering the best of these on this site, and they are an exclusive.  There are no more, as the small deposit has been cleaned out.  It was a small pendant of limestone suspended in granitic rocks, converted completely to andradite and somewhat poor quality epidote as an associate mineral.  These are unusually bright for andradite, quite glassy in luster, and semi-gemmy...you can actually see into the crystals, which makes it difficult to photograph them.  If the crystal face is not reflecting light, you are actually seeing the interior of the crystal.  Color varies from a light cinnamon brown to a dark reddish brown.   These occur in narrow seams and frequently have some "damage" where the garnet crystals grew against the opposing side of the seam.   These are notable for the brilliance of the luster and the transparency of the crystals, it is quite rare to find andradite with both of these characteristics. 

JC10400.     Andradite.   Cowboy mine (near), Wellington Hills, nr. Wellington, Lyon county, Nevada.   5.5 x 12.5 cm   359g.  $40.00   Sawn back.   Brilliant, glassy luster, semi gemmy crystals.  One can see into the crystals, so unless the crystal face is reflecting light, it is difficult to tell if it is a complete crystal or not.   Not often one sees transparent andradite crystals.  Rare, one of a kind find.   
JC10400.  Close up view.  On the extreme left edge, center of the photo is a non-reflective andradite crystal and you are actually seeing into the crystal.  
JC10404.  Andradite.   Cowboy mine (near), Wellington Hills, nr. Wellington, Lyon county, Nevada.  6 x 6 cm   282g.  $30.00    Brilliant, glassy luster, semi gemmy crystals.  One can see into the crystals, so unless the crystal face is reflecting light, it is difficult to tell if it is a complete crystal or not.   Not often one sees transparent andradite crystals.  Rare, one of a kind find.    
JC10404.   Close up view, with a remnant of the calcite that was etched away to expose the crystals. 
JC10407Andradite.   Cowboy mine (near), Wellington Hills, nr. Wellington, Lyon county, Nevada.  4 x 11 cm.  274g.  $25.00   Brilliant, glassy luster, semi gemmy crystals.  One can see into the crystals, so unless the crystal face is reflecting light, it is difficult to tell if it is a complete crystal or not.   Not often one sees transparent andradite crystals.  Rare, one of a kind find.    Sawn base.  
JC10407.  Close up view.  
JC10408Andradite.   Cowboy mine (near), Wellington Hills, nr. Wellington, Lyon county, Nevada.  4 x 8 cm   285g.  $30.00   Brilliant, glassy luster, semi gemmy crystals.  One can see into the crystals, so unless the crystal face is reflecting light, it is difficult to tell if it is a complete crystal or not.   Not often one sees transparent andradite crystals.  Rare, one of a kind find.     SOLD
JC10408.  Close up view.  
JC10410Andradite.   Cowboy mine (near), Wellington Hills, nr. Wellington, Lyon county, Nevada.  6 x 9.5 cm  426g.  $28.00   Sawn base.   Brilliant, glassy luster, semi gemmy crystals.  One can see into the crystals, so unless the crystal face is reflecting light, it is difficult to tell if it is a complete crystal or not.   Not often one sees transparent andradite crystals.  Rare, one of a kind find.   
JC10410.  Close up view.  
JC10411Andradite, epidote.   Cowboy mine (near), Wellington Hills, nr. Wellington, Lyon county, Nevada.   5.5 x 8.5 cm   282g.  $35.00   Sawn back.  Brilliant, glassy luster, semi gemmy crystals.  One can see into the crystals, so unless the crystal face is reflecting light, it is difficult to tell if it is a complete crystal or not.   Not often one sees transparent andradite crystals.  Rare, one of a kind find.   
JC10411.  Close up view.  
JC10411.  Another closer view.  
JC10413Andradite.   Cowboy mine (near), Wellington Hills, nr. Wellington, Lyon county, Nevada.   5.5 x 9 cm   391g.  $25.00   Brilliant, glassy luster, semi gemmy crystals.  One can see into the crystals, so unless the crystal face is reflecting light, it is difficult to tell if it is a complete crystal or not.   Not often one sees transparent andradite crystals.  Rare, one of a kind find.   
JC10413.  Close up view. 
JC6597.    Andradite.      Cowboy mine (near), Wellington Hills, nr. Wellington, Lyon county, Nevada.  6 x 9 cm  253g.  $45.00.   Root beer brown, brilliant and glassy crystals from this one time limited find of several years ago.   The crystals are somewhat gemmy, as you can see into them.  
JC6635Andradite.      Cowboy mine (near), Wellington Hills, nr. Wellington, Lyon county, Nevada.  4.5 x 6 cm   98g.  $25.00.  Brilliant, dark brown with a hint of reddish brown, glassy, semi-transparent crystals.  From this one time limited find of several years ago
JC6635.  Reverse. 
JC6883. Andradite.      Cowboy mine (near), Wellington Hills, nr. Wellington, Lyon county, Nevada. 5 x 6 cm   218g.  $25.00.   Brilliant, glassy luster dark reddish brown, somewhat gemmy crystals, as you can see into them.    From this one time limited find of several years ago
JC6565.      Andradite, epidote.      Cowboy mine (near), Wellington Hills, nr. Wellington, Lyon county, Nevada   7.5 x 9 cm  294g.  $40.00.   Gemmy, as well as lighter brown more fractured crystals.  Epidote is a bit more green than the photo would indicate.   Sawn back.   
JC6565.  Another view.  Both shot with halogen light. 
JC6565.  Close up shot with daylight
JC6577.  Andradite, epidote.   Nr. Cowboy mine, Wellington Hills, Lyon county, Nevada.    7 x 8.5 cm  302g.  $45.00    Brilliant luster, semi gemmy crystals (you can see into them a bit).  Sawn back.  The crystal on the lower left that looks more orangish is more internally fractured than the others, but not a damage spot.   An epidote crystal is in the lower right quadrant.  SOLD
JC6589.   Andradite, epidote.  Cowboy mine (near), Wellington Hills, nr. Wellington, Lyon county, Nevada.   6 x 8 cm  206g.  $30.00.    Medium brown gemmy crystals.  
JC6589.  Another view.  
JC6605.  Andradite.  Cowboy mine (near), Wellington Hills, nr. Wellington, Lyon county, Nevada.   3.5 x 6.5 cm  119g.  $45.00.   A 2 cm main crystal.  Two views are shown with a close up in the bottom photo.  Sawn back. 
JC6605.  Another view with the piece rotated 90 degrees.
JC6605.  A close up view of the main crystal. 
JC11214. Barite.  Meikle mine, Goldstrike mines, Bootstrap district, Elko county, Nevada.   8 x 16.5 cm  711g  $150.00  Large plate of barite crystals, with light yellow color, dozens of them on the plate.  Gemmy, transparent, glassy luster, without the internal fracturing so common on barites from here.   Very pretty, with almost no damage, except on the edges. When I got this specimen it had a large amount of heavy matrix on the back side that I had to saw off to make it presentable, so the back side is sawn.       
JC11214.  Closer view, left central area. 
JC11214.  Closer view right end.  
JC11032.  Barite.  Meikle mine, Goldstrike mines, Bootstrap district, Elko county Nevada.   5 x 7 cm  162g.  $450.00.  From the 1st finds of the classic barite from here.  Brilliant, golden yellow, thick tabular crystals to about 2.5 cm.  No matrix to speak of.   Collected in early 1997.   I acquired the piece in June 1997 from Silver Capital Arts in Wallace Idaho.    Crowley collection #: 1257
JC11032.  Another view. 
JC11032.  Another view. 
JC11032.  Another view. 
JC8583.  Barite.  SSX mine, Pattani springs, Jerritt Canyon, Elko county, Nevada.  5 cm tall doubly terminated crystal.  46g.  $18.00  transparent on left end in this photo.      ON SALE, TAKE 40% OFF THE MARKED PRICE.
JC8583.  Another view.
JC8185.  Barite.  Glamis - Marigold open pit mine, Battle Mountain, Humboldt county, Nevada.  3.5 x 4.3 cm  127g.  $65.00.   A greenish to golden tinted barite crystal group.  Very rare to see these from the Marigold mine.   Excellent example from this locality.     ON SALE, TAKE 40% OFF THE MARKED PRICE.  
JC8185.  Another view. 
JC8185.  Another view. 
JC7719.  Brochantite.  Bristol mine, Pioche, Lincoln county, Nevada.  3.5 x 6.5 cm  79g.  $100.00.   The Bristol mine has been shut down for many years.  Rarely are any minerals offered for sale from this defunct locality.  This one has a nice crust of dark, bright green acicular crystals.      ON SALE, TAKE 40% OFF THE MARKED PRICE
JC7719.   Another view, 
JC11325.   Calcite.  Black Jack (Ruby) mine, Imlay district, Pershing county, Nevada.  8 x 8 cm   158g.  $25.00  An old, obscure mercury mine, I visited in 1983, and found at the end of one adit, an old water course that was filled with cave type calcite, including many helictites, as well as crystalline calcite.  The calcite shows two generations, the first as a yellowish core, visible on some pieces, followed by brilliant, clear, gemmy calcite in various forms and crystals.  Some of the pieces show what appears to be a "faden" thread in which the calcite crystals formed in both directions.   A couple of pieces are showing the soda straw structure of stalactites,  with a hole down the middle that you can blow through. 

A mass of calcite crystals that was very lightly attached to the ceiling of the water course.  The point of attachment is quite small on the base of the piece, so it looks like a near floater.   Pretty and sparkly.

JC11327.   Calcite.  Black Jack (Ruby) mine, Imlay district, Pershing county, Nevada.  3.5 x 4 cm   20g.  $8.00   An old, obscure mercury mine, I visited in 1983, and found at the end of one adit, an old water course that was filled with cave type calcite, including many helictites, as well as crystalline calcite.  The calcite shows two generations, the first as a yellowish core, visible on some pieces, followed by brilliant, clear, gemmy calcite in various forms and crystals.  Some of the pieces show what appears to be a "faden" thread in which the calcite crystals formed in both directions.   A couple of pieces are showing the soda straw structure of stalactites,  with a hole down the middle that you can blow through.

Small helictite covered with clear calcite crystals.  

JC11328Calcite.  Black Jack (Ruby) mine, Imlay district, Pershing county, Nevada.  2.5 x 3.5 cm  14g.   $8.00   An old, obscure mercury mine, I visited in 1983, and found at the end of one adit, an old water course that was filled with cave type calcite, including many helictites, as well as crystalline calcite.  The calcite shows two generations, the first as a yellowish core, visible on some pieces, followed by brilliant, clear, gemmy calcite in various forms and crystals.  Some of the pieces show what appears to be a "faden" thread in which the calcite crystals formed in both directions.   A couple of pieces are showing the soda straw structure of stalactites,  with a hole down the middle that you can blow through.

Small helictite with a flower of calcite crystals on the end.  

JC11332.   Calcite.  Black Jack (Ruby) mine, Imlay district, Pershing county, Nevada.  5 x 6.5 cm   95g.  $22.00   An old, obscure mercury mine, I visited in 1983, and found at the end of one adit, an old water course that was filled with cave type calcite, including many helictites, as well as crystalline calcite.  The calcite shows two generations, the first as a yellowish core, visible on some pieces, followed by brilliant, clear, gemmy calcite in various forms and crystals.  Some of the pieces show what appears to be a "faden" thread in which the calcite crystals formed in both directions.   A couple of pieces are showing the soda straw structure of stalactites,  with a hole down the middle that you can blow through. 

A specimen with several helictites partially covered with gemmy calcite crystals.   The point of attachment where it was stuck to the wall of the water course is on the left end in this photo.   

JC11333.   Calcite.  Black Jack (Ruby) mine, Imlay district, Pershing county, Nevada.  4.5 x 5 x 8 cm  103g.   $20.00  An old, obscure mercury mine, I visited in 1983, and found at the end of one adit, an old water course that was filled with cave type calcite, including many helictites, as well as crystalline calcite.  The calcite shows two generations, the first as a yellowish core, visible on some pieces, followed by brilliant, clear, gemmy calcite in various forms and crystals.  Some of the pieces show what appears to be a "faden" thread in which the calcite crystals formed in both directions.   A couple of pieces are showing the soda straw structure of stalactites,  with a hole down the middle that you can blow through. 

A pale yellowish, I guess I would call it a speliothem, that was attached to the wall of the water course, which was followed by a second generation of bright, clear calcite crystals.  The point of attachment is the very bottom of the specimen in this view.    

JC11333.  Another view.
JC11333.  Another view.
JC11334.  Calcite.  Black Jack (Ruby) mine, Imlay district, Pershing county, Nevada.  7 x 8 cm  129g.   $18.00.   An old, obscure mercury mine, I visited in 1983, and found at the end of one adit, an old water course that was filled with cave type calcite, including many helictites, as well as crystalline calcite.  The calcite shows two generations, the first as a yellowish core, visible on some pieces, followed by brilliant, clear, gemmy calcite in various forms and crystals.  Some of the pieces show what appears to be a "faden" thread in which the calcite crystals formed in both directions.   A couple of pieces are showing the soda straw structure of stalactites,  with a hole down the middle that you can blow through.  

This one was found in loose rubble on the floor of the water course.  No clear point of attachment on it.  It sits on its own as shown.  Has a sort of blade like thin group of calcite crystals, crystallized all around on both sides, with a small sort of appendage, sticking out from the front, and more calcite crystals on the left side, all of it with a very pale yellow interior.  

JC11334.  Back side.  
JC11334.  Side view. 
JC11338Calcite.  Black Jack (Ruby) mine, Imlay district, Pershing county, Nevada.  3.5 x 4 cm  15g.  $8.00  An old, obscure mercury mine, I visited in 1983, and found at the end of one adit, an old water course that was filled with cave type calcite, including many helictites, as well as crystalline calcite.  The calcite shows two generations, the first as a yellowish core, visible on some pieces, followed by brilliant, clear, gemmy calcite in various forms and crystals.  Some of the pieces show what appears to be a "faden" thread in which the calcite crystals formed in both directions.   A couple of pieces are showing the soda straw structure of stalactites,  with a hole down the middle that you can blow through. 

No clear point of attachment on this little group of calcite crystal covered helictites.

JC11338.  Another view.  
JC11338.  Another view.
JC11342.   Calcite.  Black Jack (Ruby) mine, Imlay district, Pershing county, Nevada.  1.5 x 5 cm  17g.   $5.00.  An old, obscure mercury mine, I visited in 1983, and found at the end of one adit, an old water course that was filled with cave type calcite, including many helictites, as well as crystalline calcite.  The calcite shows two generations, the first as a yellowish core, visible on some pieces, followed by brilliant, clear, gemmy calcite in various forms and crystals.  Some of the pieces show what appears to be a "faden" thread in which the calcite crystals formed in both directions.   A couple of pieces are showing the soda straw structure of stalactites,  with a hole down the middle that you can blow through. 

 A little stalactite with calcite crystals growing on it. 

JC11344.   Calcite.  Black Jack (Ruby) mine, Imlay district, Pershing county, Nevada.  4 x 4.5 cm   28g.  $10.00  An old, obscure mercury mine, I visited in 1983, and found at the end of one adit, an old water course that was filled with cave type calcite, including many helictites, as well as crystalline calcite.  The calcite shows two generations, the first as a yellowish core, visible on some pieces, followed by brilliant, clear, gemmy calcite in various forms and crystals.  Some of the pieces show what appears to be a "faden" thread in which the calcite crystals formed in both directions.   A couple of pieces are showing the soda straw structure of stalactites,  with a hole down the middle that you can blow through. 

The point of attachment on this piece is on the end of the lower right, pale yellow, protrusion.   The piece is actually upside down in this photo, as the crystals were formed pointing down.

JC11347Calcite.  Black Jack (Ruby) mine, Imlay district, Pershing county, Nevada.  4 x 4 cm  35g.  $8.00  An old, obscure mercury mine, I visited in 1983, and found at the end of one adit, an old water course that was filled with cave type calcite, including many helictites, as well as crystalline calcite.  The calcite shows two generations, the first as a yellowish core, visible on some pieces, followed by brilliant, clear, gemmy calcite in various forms and crystals.  Some of the pieces show what appears to be a "faden" thread in which the calcite crystals formed in both directions.   A couple of pieces are showing the soda straw structure of stalactites,  with a hole down the middle that you can blow through. 

This one was so loosely attached to the ceiling, that when I touched it, it fell to the floor of the water course, so it has some minor dings to the tips of some of the crystals.  

JC11350Calcite.  Black Jack (Ruby) mine, Imlay district, Pershing county, Nevada.   3 x 4 x 7 cm.  106g.   $15.00   An old, obscure mercury mine, I visited in 1983, and found at the end of one adit, an old water course that was filled with cave type calcite, including many helictites, as well as crystalline calcite.  The calcite shows two generations, the first as a yellowish core, visible on some pieces, followed by brilliant, clear, gemmy calcite in various forms and crystals.  Some of the pieces show what appears to be a "faden" thread in which the calcite crystals formed in both directions.   A couple of pieces are showing the soda straw structure of stalactites,  with a hole down the middle that you can blow through. 

A group of odd shaped crystals.  

JC11350.  Another view.  
JC11356Calcite.  Black Jack (Ruby) mine, Imlay district, Pershing county, Nevada.  3.5 x 6.5 cm  34g.   $12.00.  An old, obscure mercury mine, I visited in 1983, and found at the end of one adit, an old water course that was filled with cave type calcite, including many helictites, as well as crystalline calcite.  The calcite shows two generations, the first as a yellowish core, visible on some pieces, followed by brilliant, clear, gemmy calcite in various forms and crystals.  Some of the pieces show what appears to be a "faden" thread in which the calcite crystals formed in both directions.   A couple of pieces are showing the soda straw structure of stalactites,  with a hole down the middle that you can blow through. 

This one was found on the floor of the water course.  There is no clear point of attachment, Although the right end in this photo looks likely, as it has a small hole in it.  Several little calcite growths, not sure I'd call them helictites, have grown over the pale yellow basal material.  

JC11356.  Another view.  
JC11378Calcite.  Black Jack (Ruby) mine, Imlay district, Pershing county, Nevada. 5 x 7.2 cm   150g.  $15.00   An old, obscure mercury mine, I visited in 1983, and found at the end of one adit, an old water course that was filled with cave type calcite, including many helictites, as well as crystalline calcite.  The calcite shows two generations, the first as a yellowish core, visible on some pieces, followed by brilliant, clear, gemmy calcite in various forms and crystals.  Some of the pieces show what appears to be a "faden" thread in which the calcite crystals formed in both directions.  

This one is a little different, as doesn't have the "sharks tooth" crystals typical of the calcite from the floor of the water course.  These are more rounded, and trying to be somewhat rhombohedra, they were from the side of the water course.   

JC11378.   Another view.  
JC11378.  Close up view. 
JC11378.  Close up view. 
JC11381Calcite.  Black Jack (Ruby) mine, Imlay district, Pershing county, Nevada.  7.5 x 9 cm  213g.  $20.00.   An old, obscure mercury mine, I visited in 1983, and found at the end of one adit, an old water course that was filled with cave type calcite, including many helictites, as well as crystalline calcite.  The calcite shows two generations, the first as a yellowish core, visible on some pieces, followed by brilliant, clear, gemmy calcite in various forms and crystals.  Some of the pieces show what appears to be a "faden" thread in which the calcite crystals formed in both directions.  

From the side of the water course is this piece completely covered with small sparkly modified calcite crystals that are larger on the top, and have the appearance of somewhat stubby "sharks tooth" like crystals...modified scalenohedral crystals.

JC11381.  Slightly different angle.  
JC11381.  Another view.  
JC11381.  Close up view. 
JC11382Calcite.  Black Jack (Ruby) mine, Imlay district, Pershing county, Nevada.  6 x 8 cm  192g.  $18.00.   An old, obscure mercury mine, I visited in 1983, and found at the end of one adit, an old water course that was filled with cave type calcite, including many helictites, as well as crystalline calcite.  The calcite shows two generations, the first as a yellowish core, visible on some pieces, followed by brilliant, clear, gemmy calcite in various forms and crystals.  Some of the pieces show what appears to be a "faden" thread in which the calcite crystals formed in both directions.  

From the back of the water course were these somewhat duller, more satin like luster, highly modified scalenohedra.   I only collected a few of these, as the luster is not as bright as the ones from the other areas of the water course.  

JC11382.  Another view. 
JC11382.  Close up view.  
JC11386Calcite.  Black Jack (Ruby) mine, Imlay district, Pershing county, Nevada.  8 x 9 cm  288g.   $25.00.   An old, obscure mercury mine, I visited in 1983, and found at the end of one adit, an old water course that was filled with cave type calcite, including many helictites, as well as crystalline calcite.  The calcite shows two generations, the first as a yellowish core, visible on some pieces, followed by brilliant, clear, gemmy calcite in various forms and crystals.  Some of the pieces show what appears to be a "faden" thread in which the calcite crystals formed in both directions.  

Collected from the side wall of the water course,  a solid mass of small crystals...more like a cave formation, with later stubby "shark tooth" like crystals. 

JC11386.   Close up view.  
JC11386.   Close up view.
JC11386.   Back side.    The point of attachment is on the bottom in this photo.  
JC11392.  Calcite.  Black Jack (Ruby) mine, Imlay district, Pershing county, Nevada.    3 x 6.5 cm  18g.  $12.00   An old, obscure mercury mine, I visited in 1983, and found at the end of one adit, an old water course that was filled with cave type calcite, including many helictites, as well as crystalline calcite.  The calcite shows two generations, the first as a yellowish core, visible on some pieces, followed by brilliant, clear, gemmy calcite in various forms and crystals. 

A thin flat plate covered with mostly the "sharks tooth" like crystals (modified scalenohedrons).  

JC11392.  Side view. 
JC11394.   Calcite.  Black Jack (Ruby) mine, Imlay district, Pershing county, Nevada.    2 x 3.5 cm   10g.  $8.00   An old, obscure mercury mine, I visited in 1983, and found at the end of one adit, an old water course that was filled with cave type calcite, including many helictites, as well as crystalline calcite.  The calcite shows two generations, the first as a yellowish core, visible on some pieces, followed by brilliant, clear, gemmy calcite in various forms and crystals. 
JC11394.  Another view.  
JC11395.   Calcite.  Black Jack (Ruby) mine, Imlay district, Pershing county, Nevada.     4 x 5 cm   54g.  $12.00   An old, obscure mercury mine, I visited in 1983, and found at the end of one adit, an old water course that was filled with cave type calcite, including many helictites, as well as crystalline calcite.  The calcite shows two generations, the first as a yellowish core, visible on some pieces, followed by brilliant, clear, gemmy calcite in various forms and crystals. 
JC11395.   Another view. 
JC11395.   Close up of the little spire visible in the top center of the 1st photo.    
JC11396.  Calcite.  Black Jack (Ruby) mine, Imlay district, Pershing county, Nevada.     3 x 6 cm   41g.  $10.00.  An old, obscure mercury mine, I visited in 1983, and found at the end of one adit, an old water course that was filled with cave type calcite, including many helictites, as well as crystalline calcite.  The calcite shows two generations, the first as a yellowish core, visible on some pieces, followed by brilliant, clear, gemmy calcite in various forms and crystals. 

Piece is covered with mostly the "sharks tooth" like crystals (modified scalenohedrons).  

JC11396.  Back side, with some damage near the center. 
JC11397.  Calcite.  Black Jack (Ruby) mine, Imlay district, Pershing county, Nevada.     5 x 6 cm   88g.  $12.00   An old, obscure mercury mine, I visited in 1983, and found at the end of one adit, an old water course that was filled with cave type calcite, including many helictites, as well as crystalline calcite.  The calcite shows two generations, the first as a yellowish core, visible on some pieces, followed by brilliant, clear, gemmy calcite in various forms and crystals. 

Highly modified crystals..not sure what the forms are.   Some sort of helictite like growths also present.  

JC11397.  Another view.  
JC11397.  Another view.  
JC11397.  Another view.  
JC11398.  Calcite.  Black Jack (Ruby) mine, Imlay district, Pershing county, Nevada.    5 x 7.5 cm  102g.  $15.00    An old, obscure mercury mine, I visited in 1983, and found at the end of one adit, an old water course that was filled with cave type calcite, including many helictites, as well as crystalline calcite.  The calcite shows two generations, the first as a yellowish core, visible on some pieces, followed by brilliant, clear, gemmy calcite in various forms and crystals. 

Piece is covered with mostly "sharks tooth" like crystals (modified scalenohedrons), as well as more blocky modified rhombohedral crystals.  

JC11398.   Another view.  Bit of damage on the back side. 
JC11398.  Side view.  
JC11399.  Calcite.  Black Jack (Ruby) mine, Imlay district, Pershing county, Nevada.     5 x 6.5 cm   91g.  $18.00   An old, obscure mercury mine, I visited in 1983, and found at the end of one adit, an old water course that was filled with cave type calcite, including many helictites, as well as crystalline calcite.  The calcite shows two generations, the first as a yellowish core, visible on some pieces, followed by brilliant, clear, gemmy calcite in various forms and crystals. 

Piece is covered with mostly squatty "sharks tooth" like crystals (modified scalenohedrons), as well as more blocky modified rhombohedral crystals.  

JC11399.   Another view.  
JC11399.   Another view.  
JC11399.   Close up.
JC11401.   Calcite.  Black Jack (Ruby) mine, Imlay district, Pershing county, Nevada.     4 x 5 cm  42g.  $12.00    An old, obscure mercury mine, I visited in 1983, and found at the end of one adit, an old water course that was filled with cave type calcite, including many helictites, as well as crystalline calcite.  The calcite shows two generations, the first as a yellowish core, visible on some pieces, followed by brilliant, clear, gemmy calcite in various forms and crystals. 

White, modified scalenohedrons.  

 

JC11401.   Side view.  
JC11401.  Another view. 
JC11402.   Calcite.  Black Jack (Ruby) mine, Imlay district, Pershing county, Nevada.     3.5 x 4.5 cm   39g.  $8.00   An old, obscure mercury mine, I visited in 1983, and found at the end of one adit, an old water course that was filled with cave type calcite, including many helictites, as well as crystalline calcite.  The calcite shows two generations, the first as a yellowish core, visible on some pieces, followed by brilliant, clear, gemmy calcite in various forms and crystals. 

Somewhat flattened, modified scalenohedrons.  

JC11402.   Another view. 
JC11403.    Calcite.  Black Jack (Ruby) mine, Imlay district, Pershing county, Nevada.     4 x 4 cm    50g.   $10.00  An old, obscure mercury mine, I visited in 1983, and found at the end of one adit, an old water course that was filled with cave type calcite, including many helictites, as well as crystalline calcite.  The calcite shows two generations, the first as a yellowish core, visible on some pieces, followed by brilliant, clear, gemmy calcite in various forms and crystals. 

Piece is covered with mostly the "sharks tooth" like crystals (modified scalenohedrons).   Some secondary tiny drusy crystals are also present.

JC11403.   Another view.  
JC11403.   Another view.  
JC11406Calcite.  Black Jack (Ruby) mine, Imlay district, Pershing county, Nevada.     4 x 7.5 cm  58g.  $18.00   An old, obscure mercury mine, I visited in 1983, and found at the end of one adit, an old water course that was filled with cave type calcite, including many helictites, as well as crystalline calcite.  The calcite shows two generations, the first as a yellowish core, visible on some pieces, followed by brilliant, clear, gemmy calcite in various forms and crystals. 

Piece is covered with mostly the "sharks tooth" like crystals (modified scalenohedrons).  

JC11406.   Back side.  
JC11406.  Another view. 
JC11406.  Another view. 
JC11407.  Calcite.  Black Jack (Ruby) mine, Imlay district, Pershing county, Nevada.     4 x 4.5 cm  54g.  $10.00   An old, obscure mercury mine, I visited in 1983, and found at the end of one adit, an old water course that was filled with cave type calcite, including many helictites, as well as crystalline calcite.  The calcite shows two generations, the first as a yellowish core, visible on some pieces, followed by brilliant, clear, gemmy calcite in various forms and crystals. 

Rather squatty modified scalenohedrons and some other forms?  A pretty little veil of small, gemmy crystals on one end.  

 

JC11407.  Another view, with a little veil of sparkly crystals on the top edge. 
JC11407.  Another view.  
JC11409.   Calcite.  Black Jack (Ruby) mine, Imlay district, Pershing county, Nevada.     5 x 6.5 cm  93g.  $18.00   An old, obscure mercury mine, I visited in 1983, and found at the end of one adit, an old water course that was filled with cave type calcite, including many helictites, as well as crystalline calcite.  The calcite shows two generations, the first as a yellowish core, visible on some pieces, followed by brilliant, clear, gemmy calcite in various forms and crystals. 

Rather squatty modified scalenohedrons and more sort of rounded rhombohedrons.   Nice gemmy crystals. 

JC11409.  Another view.  
JC11409.  Another view.  
JC11409.  Another view. 
JC11409.  Close up.  
JC10892.   Calcite.  Upper Coppereid, White Cloud canyon, White Cloud district, Stillwater range, Churchill county, Nevada.  7 x 9 cm  296g.  $20.00.  Mostly scalenohedral crystals, they are beige with a white outer coating partially covering some of the crystals.  Crystals tend to be a little odd shaped.   Collected in 1990.  
JC10892.  Closer view.  
JC10893.   Calcite.  Upper Coppereid, White Cloud canyon, White Cloud district, Stillwater range, Churchill county, Nevada.  6 x 9 cm  128g.  $15.00.   Scalenohedral crystals with some bit of odd growth to them.    Collected in 1990.  
JC10893.   Closer view.  
JC10898.   Calcite.  Upper Coppereid, White Cloud canyon, White Cloud district, Stillwater range, Churchill county, Nevada.  3.5 x 3.5 cm  18g.  $3.00.  Somewhat warped scalenohedral crystals.       Collected in 1990. 
JC10899.    Calcite.  Upper Coppereid, White Cloud canyon, White Cloud district, Stillwater range, Churchill county, Nevada.  2.5 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm  11g.  $5.00.   Group of slightly warped looking scalenohedral crystals.    Collected in 1990. 
JC8950.  Calcite.  Nevada.  5 cm tall.  7g.  $5.00    A calcite scepter.  Wish I had a better locality, but no such luck.   
JC10900.   Calcite.  Upper Coppereid, White Cloud canyon, White Cloud district, Stillwater range, Churchill county, Nevada.  3 x 4.5 cm  20g.  $5.00.  Group of  scalenohedral crystals.    Collected in 1990. 
JC11370.  Epidote, quartz.  Lola claim (Harvey Gordon's Julie claim), Pamlico district, near Hawthorne, Mineral county, Nevada.   5 x 9.5 cm  216g.  $70.00.   Most of the specimens collected from this claim are single crystals, very few matrix specimens were ever recovered.   This piece, collected by Harvey, was collected some time around the early 2000's.    There are several prisms, most not terminated. 
JC11370.  Another view. 
JC11370.  Another view. 
JC11287.  Epidote.  Kings Canyon, Carson City, Carson City county, Nevada.  5 x 7 cm  185g.  $20.00  Sawn base.   Sprays of bright epidote green make up the entire specimen.   From a vein found in decomposed granite.  Vein was about 12 inches wide, with most of it massive except for the upper edge where these crystallized sprays were found.  The excess matrix had to be sawed off to make a presentable specimen.  Terminations are incomplete...not broken, just never formed.  It appears that the terminated end was up against the granite when the vein crystallized, and the terminations were unable to form.  Generally they just end in a flat "termination".  Down in the specimen in some cases are smaller sprays with terminations that are sparkly.   The sides of the epidote sprays are quite bright and lustrous, with good green color as seen in the photos.   Unusual location...actually within the city limits of Carson City.   
JC11287.   A side view. 
JC11290.  Epidote.  Kings Canyon, Carson City, Carson City county, Nevada. 3.5 x 5 cm  83g.  $13.00   Sawn base.  Sprays of bright epidote green make up the entire specimen.   From a vein found in decomposed granite.  Vein was about 12 inches wide, with most of it massive except for the upper edge where these crystallized sprays were found.  The excess matrix had to be sawed off to make a presentable specimen.  Terminations are incomplete...not broken, just never formed.  It appears that the terminated end was up against the granite when the vein crystallized, and the terminations were unable to form.  Generally they just end in a flat "termination".  Down in the specimen in some cases are smaller sprays with terminations that are sparkly.   The sides of the epidote sprays are quite bright and lustrous, with good green color as seen in the photos.   Unusual location...actually within the city limits of Carson City.   
JC11290.   A different view.  
JC11291.  Epidote.  Kings Canyon, Carson City, Carson City county, Nevada.  3.5 x 5.5 cm  87g  $13.00  Sawn base.  Sprays of bright epidote green make up the entire specimen.   From a vein found in decomposed granite.  Vein was about 12 inches wide, with most of it massive except for the upper edge where these crystallized sprays were found.  The excess matrix had to be sawed off to make a presentable specimen.  Terminations are incomplete...not broken, just never formed.  It appears that the terminated end was up against the granite when the vein crystallized, and the terminations were unable to form.  Generally they just end in a flat "termination".  Down in the specimen in some cases are smaller sprays with terminations that are sparkly.   The sides of the epidote sprays are quite bright and lustrous, with good green color as seen in the photos.   Unusual location...actually within the city limits of Carson City.   
JC11291.   Side view.  
JC11298.  Epidote.  Kings Canyon, Carson City, Carson City county, Nevada.  4 x 5.8 cm  106g.  $15.00   Sawn base.  Sprays of bright epidote green make up the entire specimen.   From a vein found in decomposed granite.  Vein was about 12 inches wide, with most of it massive except for the upper edge where these crystallized sprays were found.  The excess matrix had to be sawed off to make a presentable specimen.  Terminations are incomplete...not broken, just never formed.  It appears that the terminated end was up against the granite when the vein crystallized, and the terminations were unable to form.  Generally they just end in a flat "termination".  Down in the specimen in some cases are smaller sprays with terminations that are sparkly.   The sides of the epidote sprays are quite bright and lustrous, with good green color as seen in the photos.   Unusual location...actually within the city limits of Carson City.   
JC11299.  Epidote.  Kings Canyon, Carson City, Carson City county, Nevada. 3 x 4.5 cm  62g.  $12.00  Sawn base.  Sprays of bright epidote green make up the entire specimen.   From a vein found in decomposed granite.  Vein was about 12 inches wide, with most of it massive except for the upper edge where these crystallized sprays were found.  The excess matrix had to be sawed off to make a presentable specimen.  Terminations are incomplete...not broken, just never formed.  It appears that the terminated end was up against the granite when the vein crystallized, and the terminations were unable to form.  Generally they just end in a flat "termination".  Down in the specimen in some cases are smaller sprays with terminations that are sparkly.   The sides of the epidote sprays are quite bright and lustrous, with good green color as seen in the photos.   Unusual location...actually within the city limits of Carson City.   
JC11299.   Side view, back side.  
JC6099.   Epidote.  Paymaster Canyon, Gillis range, Mineral county, Nevada.  A 2.2 cm crystal.  $5.00  These were collected from a single pocket found in 2000.
JC2052.  Fluorite.  Fluorspar King mine, Montgomery Pass, Mineral County, Nevada.  3.8 x 6.3 cm   85g   $10.00  Solid mass of colorless fluorite cubes with bright luster, I collected this one in 1990.       
JC2052.  Close up. 
JC11429.  Phenakite.   Mount Wheeler Mine, Mount Washington, Mount Washington Mining District, Snake Range, White Pine County, Nevada.  5 x 9 cm  121g.   $90.00   Collected as an ore sample, with the sample number stuck on the phenakite crystals and it looks like a finger nail clear coat is painted over the label number.  This can probably be removed by soaking in acetone for awhile.   Very rare Nevada specimen

 
JC11429.   Back side. 
JC11429.  Close up.  
JC11429.  Close up back side showing some phenakite crystals.     
The following quartz on calcite specimens are from an unusual find in Reno, Nevada.   Mostly dogtooth style calcites have tiny sunbursts of quartz on the calcite crystals.  The quartz is brilliant and gemmy, and many are sceptered when looked at closely.   Some of the pieces are partly coated by colorless, gemmy, drusy quartz, along with the sunburst quartz sprays.    This is a unique find in my experience.
JC5349Quartz, calcite.  Virginia Foothills, Reno, Washoe county, Nevada.  4 x 6 cm   29g.  $10.00   Small scalenohedra of calcite are partially coated by brilliant sprays of quartz which appear to be sitting on micro-drusy quartz. 
JC5349.   Close up, top of specimen
JC5349.   Closer view yet.
JC5349.  Close up of lower right.  
JC5455.   Quartz, calcite.  Virginia Foothills, Reno, Washoe county, Nevada.  5 x 10 cm  201g.  $12.00.    Light orange calcite is host to sparkly micro-crystalline drusy quartz with several sprays of clear quartz scattered around.   The calcite is a bit lighter orange than the photo would indicate.  
JC5455.   Close up view, central area.  
JC5455.  Close up of lower right. 
JC5481.  Quartz, calcite.  Virginia Foothills, Reno, Washoe county, Nevada.  5 x 8 cm   160g.   $10.00   Several large calcite scalenohedra have a scattering of quartz starbursts sitting on the ends of the calcite crystals.  
JC5481.  Close up view, lower front center. 
JC5498.  Quartz, calcite.  Virginia Foothills, Reno, Washoe county, Nevada.  7.5 x 8 cm   243g. $10.00   Beige to cream calcite scalenohedra have scattered starburst groups of quartz crystals.  Some of the calcite has a thin layer of micro-crystalline drusy quartz partially coating them.   In the upper right are scattered spherical blebs of micro crystalline quartz.    Sawn base.  
JC5498.   Close up.
JC5498.   Close up.  
JC5635.  Quartz, calcite.  Virginia Foothills, Reno, Washoe county, Nevada.  7 x 10.5 cm  345g.   $20.00.   Not well crystallized calcite is heavily coated with rounded masses of micro-crystalline quartz, with lots of sparkle.   On the left side are tiny sprays of sparkly quartz.  On the right side are several starburst sprays of brilliant quartz crystals.   Sawn back
JC5635.  Close up, right side.  
JC5635.  Close up, left side.  
JC5635.  Closer view.  
JC5655.  Quartz, calcite.  Virginia Foothills, Reno, Washoe county, Nevada.  4 x 5 cm  56g.  $10.00   Poorly crystallized calcite has some scalenohedra on the right side, and perched on the calcite are several groups of the brilliant starburst style quartz crystals.  The central area has numerous small clear quartz crystals and groups covering most of the calcite  
JC5655.  Close up, center right.  
JC5655.  Close up.  Top.  
JC5670.  Quartz, calcite.  Virginia Foothills, Reno, Washoe county, Nevada.  4 x 5 cm  71g.  $10.00.    Although hard to see in the photo, on the right lower edge of the specimen is a calcite scalenhedron covered with a thin layer of brilliant sparkly quartz crystals.    In the left foreground is a partial scalenohedron covered with micro crystalline drusy quartz.   In the upper left is a starburst group of quartz crystals sort of embedded in the drusy quartz covering the rest of the specimen.    
JC5670.  Close up.  
JC5670.  Close up, left foreground.  
JC11230.   Quartz.  Corral Canyon, Copper Valley district, Pershing county, Nevada.  A 12 cm tall crystal.  362g.  $20.00.  This one formed on the bottom of the pocket, so the back side was broken at some point, and then has re-healed with small sparkly quartz faces.   This particular pocket has on every specimen an area on the side or on the termination or base of what looks like orangish hematite.  It lies under a very thin layer of later formed quartz.  I can't really call it a phantom, as it is only partial on most pieces.     On this crystal it is a small patch on the back side, and can be seen in the photo below.   The luster is very close to glassy on the front side and satiny on the back.  
JC11230.   View of the back side.  
JC11231.    Quartz.  Corral Canyon, Copper Valley district, Pershing county, Nevada.  A 9.5 cm tall crystal.  350g.  $20.00   This particular pocket has on every specimen an area on the side or on the termination or base of what looks like orangish hematite.  It lies under a very thin layer of later formed quartz.  I can't really call it a phantom, as it is only partial on most pieces.     On this crystal it is a patch on the back side, and can be seen in the photo below.   The luster is very close to glassy on the front side and satiny on the back.   The crystal is very close to being transparent, and is so in the central area of the crystal. 

 

JC11231.   Side view showing the hematite layer under a very thin layer of quartz.  
JC11231.  Back side.   
JC11232.    Quartz.  Corral Canyon, Copper Valley district, Pershing county, Nevada.  A 10 cm tall crystal.   233g.   $15.00.   This particular pocket has on every specimen an area on the side or on the termination or base of what looks like orangish hematite.  It lies under a very thin layer of later formed quartz.  I can't really call it a phantom, as it is only partial on most pieces.     On this crystal it is a patch on the side and termination, and can be seen in the photo below.   The luster is very close to glassy on the front side and satiny on the back.  

 

JC11232.   Side view.     
JC11233.    Quartz.  Corral Canyon, Copper Valley district, Pershing county, Nevada.  A 10 cm tall doubly terminated crystal.  256g.  $20.00.   This particular pocket has on every specimen an area on the side or on the termination or base of what looks like orangish hematite.  It lies under a very thin layer of later formed quartz.  I can't really call it a phantom, as it is only partial on most pieces.     On this crystal it is a patch on the side, and can be seen in the photo below.   The luster is bright satiny on the front side and satiny on the back.  

 

JC11233.   Back side. 
JC11233.  Angled to show the basal termination.
JC11234.    Quartz.  Corral Canyon, Copper Valley district, Pershing county, Nevada.   A 10 cm tall crystal.  213g.  $15.00   Although not doubly terminated, the bottom is re-healed so it looks almost like a double termination.   This particular pocket has on every specimen an area on the side or on the termination or base of what looks like orangish hematite.  It lies under a very thin layer of later formed quartz.  I can't really call it a phantom, as it is only partial on most pieces.     On this crystal it is a patch on the side, and can be seen in the photo below.   The luster is bright satiny almost glassy on the front side and satiny on the back.  

 

JC11234.  Back side. 
JC11235.    Quartz.  Corral Canyon, Copper Valley district, Pershing county, Nevada. A 9.5 cm tall crystal.  200g.  $13.00   Not doubly terminated, it has a partially  re-healed base.   This particular pocket has on every specimen an area on the side or on the termination or base of what looks like orangish hematite.  It lies under a very thin layer of later formed quartz.  I can't really call it a phantom, as it is only partial on most pieces.     On this crystal it is a patch on the side and termination, and can be seen in the photo below.   The luster is bright satiny almost glassy on the front side and satiny on the back.  
JC11235.  Back side.  
JC11238.   Quartz.  Corral Canyon, Copper Valley district, Pershing county, Nevada.   4 x 6 cm tall.  46g.  $8.00.   This particular pocket has on every specimen an area on the side or on the termination or base of what looks like orangish hematite.  It lies under a very thin layer of later formed quartz.  I can't really call it a phantom, as it is only partial on most pieces.  On this little group it forms as a couple of tiny patches of orangish color.  Luster varies from bright satiny to glassy.   
JC11238.  Reverse.  
JC11239.   Quartz.  Corral Canyon, Copper Valley district, Pershing county, Nevada. 5 x 5 cm  99g.  $7.00.   Group of two crystals.   This particular pocket has on every specimen an area on the side or on the termination or base of what looks like orangish hematite.  It lies under a very thin layer of later formed quartz.  I can't really call it a phantom, as it is only partial on most pieces.  On this specimen it is quite obvious on the termination faces.   Luster is bright satiny.  The color is not quite as orange as the photos show.    
JC11239.  Reverse.  
JC11244.    Quartz.  Corral Canyon, Copper Valley district, Pershing county, Nevada.   7 x 9 cm  247g.  $10.00  I found this piece as a loose group lying on the surface.   It is alpine style, clear, gemmy quartz.  Unfortunately it has several damaged crystals, hence the low price.  It looks really good, until closely examined, then the damaged crystals can be seen.   Never figured out where it came from, despite an hour trying to look for traces of similar material uphill.  SOLD
JC11244.  Another view. 
JC11244.  Another view. 
JC11244.  Another view. 
JC11244.  Close up view of the main crystal.
JC11244.  Close up view of the central front area.  
JC10972.  Quartz.  Marshal canyon, East side Adam Peak, Osgood mountains, Potosi district, Humboldt county, Nevada.   6 x 10.5 cm   209g.  $20.00.   Clear gemmy crystals with light smoky color.   Nice luster.  I thought I got all these on the last update, but managed to miss this one.   SOLD
JC10972.   Another view.  
JC10972.  Closer view.  
JC10941.  Quartz.  Marshal canyon, East side Adam Peak, Osgood mountains, Potosi district, Humboldt county, Nevada.   7 x 8 x 9 cm  392g  $18.00  From a find in early 2000.  An alpine type vein in granite.  Minor muscovite in association.  A single pocket discovery.  Most specimens have minor damage here and there due to earthquake activity over the eons.  Light smoky, glassy, transparent to translucent crystals.   I thought I had sold all of these, but when I started going through my storage I found this flat.    These are the last of decent cabinet specimens from this find. 
JC10941.   Vertical view.  
JC10939.  Quartz.  Marshal canyon, East side Adam Peak, Osgood mountains, Potosi district, Humboldt county, Nevada.   3 x 7 x 8.5 cm tall.  175g.  $18.00    From a find in early 2000.  An alpine type vein in granite.  Minor muscovite in association.  A single pocket discovery.  Most specimens have minor damage here and there due to earthquake activity over the eons.  Light smoky, glassy, transparent crystals.    I thought I had sold all of these, but when I started going through my storage I found this flat.    These are the last of decent cabinet specimens from this find. 
JC10939.  Another view.  
JC10939.  Another view.  
JC10939.  Another view.  
JC10934.  Quartz.  Marshal canyon, East side Adam Peak, Osgood mountains, Potosi district, Humboldt county, Nevada.   5 x 5.5 cm  90g.  $10.00    From a find in early 2000.  An alpine type vein in granite.  Minor muscovite in association.  A single pocket discovery.  Most specimens have minor damage here and there due to earthquake activity over the eons.  Light smoky, glassy crystals.  The one on the upper right never formed properly.    I thought I had sold all of these, but when I started going through my storage I found this flat.    These are the last of decent cabinet specimens from this find. 
JC10926.  Quartz.  Hot Springs blowout, nr. Adam peak, east side Osgood mountains, Potosi district, Humboldt county, Nevada.   3.5 x 5 cm  49g   $7.00  These quartz crystals come from an old, and long since dormant hot spring occurrence on the east side of Adam peak.  Originally it was open to the air, and specimens could be collected from down in the throat of the dried up spring.  Many crystals were sand blasted on one side, where sand laden water surged against the crystals and literally rounded them off over time.   The occurrence is now filled in and any remaining crystals are deeply buried.   This is a good example of specimens from this rather unique occurrence.    A pale smoky, double terminated crystal.   Collected about 20 years ago.
JC10926.   Another view.  
JC10926.   Another view. 
JC10560.  Quartz.   Petersen mountain, Washoe county, Nevada.   4 x 6.5 cm.   125g.  $25.00.  A clear and gemmy smoky quartz scepter.  The stem of the scepter is broken just below the edge of the bottom part of the quartz, easily seen in the photo.  Nice bright luster.  Rather small ding on the termination. 
JC10560.  Slightly different angle.  
JC10560.  Slightly different angle.  
JC10560.  Back side.   
JC10561.  Quartz.   Petersen mountain, Washoe county, Nevada.  5 x 7.5 cm  161g  $20.00.   A waxy luster scepter crystal of smoky quartz.   The scepter is broken off near the base of the quartz crystal.  
JC10150.  Stibnite.  White Caps mine, Manhattan district, Nye county, Nevada.   5.5 x 9.5 cm  314g.  $35.00.    From a vein with the center filled with calcite.  When I etched the calcite away, this is what remained...flat lying, sort of feathery looking crystals with satiny luster.  
JC10150.   Close up view. 
JC10150.   Close up view. 
JC10153.   Stibnite.  White Caps mine, Manhattan district, Nye county, Nevada.   5 x 6.5 cm  168g.  $30.00.    A group of crystals that were covered with calcite.  When I etched the calcite away, the crystals are exposed as seen.  Most of them sticking above the calcite that was there are broken off.   A couple of the smaller crystals that were buried in the calcite are terminated.  
JC10153.  Another view. 
JC10153.  Another view. 
JC10153.  Close up view. 
JC10646.   Stibnite.  White Caps mine, Manhattan, Manhattan district, Nye county, Nevada.  6.5 x 8 cm  243g.  $75.00.   Acicular crystals with luster varying from satiny to brilliant.    Nice piece these days, as virtually nothing has come from here in years.    Fairly fragile, so I would ship it in soap powder. 
JC10646.  Another view.  
JC10646.  Close up.  
JC10646.  Close up.  
JC10646.  Close up.  
JC10647.  Stibnite.  White Caps mine, Manhattan, Manhattan district, Nye county, Nevada.   9.5 x 9.5 cm  159g.  $50.00.  Sprays of stibnite on etched calcite.   Delicate, would be shipped in soap powder.  
JC10647.  Close up.  
JC10647.  Close up.   
JC10159.  Stibnite. White Caps mine, Manhattan district, Manhattan, Nye county, Nevada.  3.5 x 6 cm  25g.  $30.00.   An etched mass of calcite with numerous stibnite crystals protruding from it.