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JC10185.  Azurite, malachite pseudo azurite.  Milpillas mine, Santa Cruz Municipality, Sonora, Mexico.   6 x 8 x 9.3 cm.  569g.  $750.00.  A fine example of Milpillas azurite/malachite.  Several of the crystals are partially to completely altered to malachite as pseudos after the azurite.  The larger crystal on the upper right is 5 cm in width, nice size for this locality.  Luster is quite bright.   Good specimen.  
JC10185.  Closer view of the upper right area with the 5 cm crystal.  
JC10185.  Close up view of the larger crystal, which is partially altered to malachite while still having azurite visible.   
JC10185.  Another view. 
JC10185.  Close up view of the larger crystal, which is partially altered to malachite while still having azurite visible.    It is on the extreme left side in this photo. 
JC10185.  Close up view
JC10185.  Another view.  
JC10185.  Close up view
JC10185.  Close up view of the 5 cm crystal, which is partially altered to malachite. 
JC10027.  Pyromorphite.  Roughton Gill, Caldbeck, Allerdale, Cumbria, United Kingdom.   5 x 7 cm  145g.  $400.00  Low luster olive green crystals grading to more green color on the edges.  Crystals are on what appears to be  fluorite casts on quartz, as the cubic shape of the casts is easily seen in the quartz.  I took two photos, one in daylight and one in tungsten lighting.   
JC10027.  Another view, daylight shot.  
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. 
JC10026.  Close up view.
JC9437.    Crocoite, gibbsite?  Adelaide mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia.  14 cm tall x 18 cm wide x 9 cm deep.  >1000g.  $350.00    A  large cabinet specimen.  Bright orange crystals on the front, representing a 2nd generation of growth.  The 1st generation crystals are stouter and many are partially to completely coated by what appears to be gibbsite.  An impressive piece that is almost all crocoite.  The back side has about 1/3 of it with a limonite gossan material.  
JC9437.  Close up of the top front. 
JC9437.  Side view.  
JC9437.  Side view. 
JC9437.  Oblique side view
JC9437.  Oblique view
JC8438.  Wulfenite.  Erupcion mine, Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico.   9 x 11 cm  936g.  $1,850.00.   An excellent specimen of Wulfenite from the classic Mexican location of the Erupcion Mine, Chihuahua. The Wulfenite crystals display the quintessential tabular-blocky butterscotch crystals, so characteristic of the location. The Wulfenite crystals measuring to 1.2cm are highly lustrous. A fine, older specimen of Wulfenite from the mine.  There is some damage on the top back side, not visible from the front (display side), which does not detract from the specimen.   CABINET specimen
JC8438.  Another view. 
JC8438.  Another view. 
JC8438.  Another closer view.  
JC9293.  Azurite, malachite.  Milpillas mine, Cuitaca, Municipio de Cananea, Sonora, Mexico.  6 x 10 cm   329g.  $625.00.   Several brilliant blue, sharp crystals on light colored matrix on this CABINET specimen.  This one displays well and is a classic piece from here.  Sawn base.    Another one that looks better in person.  
JC9293.  Another view.  
JC9293.  Closer view.  
JC9293.  Another close up view.  
JC9339.  Azurite, malachite.  Liufengshan mine, Guichi district, Chizhou, Anhui, China.  11 x 18 cm    2.6 Lbs.  $700.00.   Seldom does the Liufengshan mine produce larger specimens with larger azurite crystals on it.  This LARGE CABINET specimen is unusual in that it is both good sized, with larger, brilliant azurite crystals.   Lots of sparkle, with very little damage for a large specimen.  One edge, lower left, in this photo shows some damage where it was removed from its place in the mine.  There are a few spheres of malachite present also, with the one on the lower center having a bit of iron staining.    This is a very pretty specimen.   
JC9339.   Closer view of the central area.  
JC9339.  Even closer view of same area. 
JC9826.  Liddicoatite, quartz.   Ambarinakanga, Antsira, Madagascar.   7 x 7 x 9 cm   511g.  $900.00.   A 7 cm liddicoatite crystal is nestled into a pale smoky quartz crystal group.   A luscious specimen, with the crystal nicely centered in the quartz.   The crystal on the lower front is broken off, as seen in the photo.  The small crystal on the left of the main crystal is likewise broken off.  The main crystal is pristine.   Displays beautifully as seen in the photos.   Sawn back on the quartz and some non facing faces of the quartz smoothed..   Collected in  July 2006 from a single pocket find at this occurrence.    Ambarinakanga is a large town, and this occurrence was somewhere near there, although the exact locality is not on the label.  
JC9826.  Another view.  
JC9826.  Another view, with light colored background.  
JC9826.  Another view.  
JC9826.  Another view.  
JC9826.  Another view.  
JC9903.  Vanadinite on barite. ACF mine area, Mibladen mining district, Midelt, Khenifra province, Meknes-Tafilalet region, Morocco.  8 x 13 cm  718g.  $398.00.   A matrix of barite blades on this CABINET size specimen is heavily encrusted with bright red, gemmy vanadinite crystals.  No obvious damage.  This is a beautiful specimen that really stands out. The vanadinite is literally solidly coating the barite with vanadinite on all sides of the specimen, with the back side not as heavily coated with vanadinite showing the barite blades to great advantage.    
JC9903.  Back side.  
JC9903.  Close up of one area on the right side.  
JC9903.  Another view.  
JC9904.  Vanadinite on barite. ACF mine area, Mibladen mining district, Midelt, Khenifra province, Meknes-Tafilalet region, Morocco. 10 x 14 cm  >1000g.  $325.00.  A CABINET specimen with white blades of barite partially coated with bright red, highly lustrous and gemmy, vanadinite crystals.  This one had a large chunk of matrix on the back which I sawed off to lighten the weight.  
JC9904.  Close up view. 
JC9904.  Closer view. 
JC9905.   Vanadinite on barite. ACF mine area, Mibladen mining district, Midelt, Khenifra province, Meknes-Tafilalet region, Morocco.  8 x 15 cm  560g.   $300.00.   A specimen with bright red gemmy highly lustrous vanadinite crystals coating the front, top, and bottom of this CABNET specimen.  There is some minor white gypsum partially coating some of the vanadinite for added contrast.  
JC9905.  Another view.  
JC9905.  Close up view of the left end from the above photo.  
JC9905.  Another view.  
JC9905.  Back side. 
JC9906.    Vanadinite on black manganese coated barite. ACF mine area, Mibladen mining district, Midelt, Khenifra province, Meknes-Tafilalet region, Morocco.    6 x 9 x 9 cm    805g.  $800.00   Bright, dark red, gemmy vanadinites on black manganese coated barite.  The specimen is a knob of matrix, with the barite/vanadinite wrapping around the knob as seen in the photos below.   Displays very well.   Gorgeous specimen. 
JC9906.  Another view. 
JC9906.  Back side of the specimen. 
JC9906.   Back side.  Tilted slightly more forward to show the crystals on the top.  
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.  
JC9915.  Closer view of the central left area.  
JC9943.   Epidote, albite, orthoclase.  Tormiq valley, Haramosh mountains, Skardu district, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan.   8 x 8 x 8.5 cm    464g.   $500.00.   Talking to the dealer that had these, they apparently came from a single pocket collected in late 2017.    He had several of these at Tucson, 2019, and I acquired all of them.  He claimed these were the last of the good pieces, although a few inferior specimens were still around.   None of the other Pakistani dealers I visited had any of these.   The matrix is orthoclase (or microcline?).  Suspended in the epidotes are scattered white crystals of albite for nice contrast.   The specimens consist of a dense mass of green epidote sprays in an almost jackstraw like habit.  Luster is quite bright.    The specimen is a mound of crystals, with crystals on all sides of the piece, except for the base of feldspar.    Much better in person, these are classic, superior specimens from a one time find of limited extent.     There is a small saw mark on the base where I cut off some excess and ugly matrix.   Some of these listed on the internet give the locality as Alchuri district, Shigar Valley, Pakistan...so there is some confusion as to the actual location.  
JC9947.   Epidote, albite, orthoclase.  Tormiq valley, Haramosh mountains, Skardu district, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan.   9 x 10 x 14 cm  >1000g.  $1,200.00.   A LARGE CABINET specimen from a limited find at Tormiq.  This is the best display angle for this piece, as there is a little damage across the base where it was removed from the pocket.  There is an epidote crystal that has some yellowish siliceous material on it, and it is the least obvious in this view.   It could be trimmed off.  

Talking to the dealer that had these, they apparently came from a single pocket collected in late 2017.    He had several of these at Tucson, 2019, and I acquired all of them.  He claimed these were the last of the good pieces, although a few inferior specimens were still around.   None of the other Pakistani dealers I visited had any of these.   The matrix is orthoclase (or microcline?).  Suspended in the epidotes are scattered white crystals of albite for nice contrast.   The specimens consist of a dense mass of green epidote sprays in an almost jackstraw like habit.  Luster is quite bright.    The specimen is a mound of crystals, with crystals on all sides of the piece, except for the base of feldspar.    Much better in person, these are classic, superior specimens from a one time find of limited extent.    Some of these listed on the internet give the locality as Alchuri district, Shigar Valley, Pakistan...so there is some confusion as to the actual location.  

JC9947.  Another view.  
JC9947.  Another view.  
JC9947.  Another view.  
JC9947.  Close up view.  
JC9947.  Slightly different close up view.  
JC9210.  Topaz, albite.  Skardu district, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan.   6.5 cm Tall x 4.5 cm wide x 5 cm deep.  243g.  $500.00.   A sharp, single topaz crystal with satellite quartz crystals on one edge and a ball of albite (cleavelandite) on the lower side at the base.  Crystal is gem clear in the top half or so, and transparent with veils and (inclusions?) on the bottom half.   There is a cleavage plane about half way up on the crystal, and this can be seen in this photo.   The crystal has satiny termination faces and bright glassy faces on the prism side.   The photos were done on a rotation table, so all sides of the crystal can be seen.   Sawn base.  
JC9210.  Another view with the quartz on the lower half and the albite ball on the lower right.  
JC9210.  Another view showing the quartz on the lower half.  
JC9210.  Another view, with a somewhat foreshortened appearance as I raised the camera to give a clear shot of half the termination which is wedge shaped. 
JC9210.  Another view; the cleavage plane is visible about halfway down on the crystal.  
JC9210.  Another view
JC9210.  Another view; the cleavage plane is visible about halfway down on the crystal.  
JC9210.  Another view
JC7571.  Wulfenite.  San Juan Poniente vein, Level 6, Ojuela mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico.  7.5 x 11 cm  364g.  $350.00   Large, yellow orange crystals coating the matrix.  Almost solid wulfenite.  No damage.  Good piece. 
JC7571.  Another view.