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Minerals Beginning with "B"

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. 
JC9522.  Barite.  Willow creek, Freighter spring, Mount Borah, Lost River range, Custer county, Idaho.   4 x 5.5 cm  94g  $8.00.   Three cleaved crystals present on this one.  One is just left of the large crystal on the right edge in this view.   The larger crystal is 1.4 cm across.   Another cleaved crystal is on the left edge, and one in the back is also cleaved.  Hard to spot in the photos.  RESERVED
JC9523.    Barite.  Willow creek, Freighter spring, Mount Borah, Lost River range, Custer county, Idaho.  3. x 3.5 cm  102g.  $8.00.   Ding on tip of crystal and small chatter marks along the edge.   Indentation from another crystal, now gone, on the lower front.  Luster is bright satin, almost glassy.   Color is the usual light amber.  
JC9523.  Another view. 
JC9529.    Barite.  Willow creek, Freighter spring, Mount Borah, Lost River range, Custer county, Idaho.  9 x 10.5 cm  630g.  $40.00.   Several broken/cleaved crystals on the edges of the specimen.  Bright satin luster with pale amber color.  
JC9529.  Another view.  
JC9529.  Another view.  
JC9530.    Barite.  Willow creek, Freighter spring, Mount Borah, Lost River range, Custer county, Idaho.  7 x 10.5 cm  481g.  $50.00.   Chip on back edge of the main crystal.  The main crystal measures 3.0 cm wide.    Color is pale amber with smoky gray areas near the centers of the crystals.   One of the best medium sized cabinet specimens with nice glassy luster to the crystals.
JC9530.  Another view.  
JC9530.  Another view. 
JC9535.     Barite.  Willow creek, Freighter spring, Mount Borah, Lost River range, Custer county, Idaho.  12 x 16 cm  $150.00.   >1000g.   Approximately 3.5 cm crystals with a cleaved larger crystal on the top of the specimen just to the right of the edge on crystal on the top center.  The crystal in the left front of the specimen on the lower left has been cleaved off.  This was a large specimen with quite a bit of matrix with broken crystals on the back and base, so it has a sawn base and back to get rid of the 10 Lbs or so of bad matrix.  The left edge in this photo has several broken/cleaved crystals visible in the photo.    
JC9535.  Another view, with the cleaved crystal on the top edge. 
JC9535.  Another view.  
JC9535.  Another view, the cleaved crystal is easily visible in the lower center of the photo, just below the edge on crystal above it.  
JC9473.  Barite.  Cerro Warihuyn, Miraflores, Huamalies province, Huanuco department, Peru.  6 x 9 cm  wide.  131g.  $65.00.   Mass of gray crystals on matrix from this pretty much exhausted locality.   
JC9473.  Another view. 
JC9473.  Another view.
JC8933.  Barite.  Northumberland mine, Northumberland district, Toquima range, Nye county, Nevada.  6.5 x 8.5 cm  384g. $75.00.    A 5.5 cm crystal standing vertically from the base of other crystals.  The main upright crystal has some minor dings on the left side of the termination, visible in the photo.  A couple of the other smaller crystals also have small dings/chips on their terminations.      ON SALE, TAKE 40% OFF THE MARKED PRICE.
JC8934.  Barite.  Northumberland mine, Northumberland district, Toquima range, Nye county, Nevada.  5 x 7 cm  182g.  $45.00.   The upper left main crystal has a chip/ding on the left side of the termination visible in the photo, otherwise fairly clean of damage.         ON SALE, TAKE 40% OFF THE MARKED PRICE.
JC8934.  Another view.  
JC8936Barite.  Northumberland mine, Northumberland district, Toquima range, Nye county, Nevada.  7 x 14 cm   712g.  $175.00.   The largest crystal is doubly terminated and 6 cm long.  The bottom end where it was in contact with the matrix is damaged, otherwise the other crystals  look pretty free of significant damage.     ON SALE, TAKE 40% OFF THE MARKED PRICE.
JC8936.  Another view.  
JC8936.  Another view.
JC8938.  Barite.  Northumberland mine, Northumberland district, Toquima range, Nye county, Nevada.  4 x 7 cm   127g.  $25.00.  Dings on all of the crystals, visible in the photos.     ON SALE, TAKE 40% OFF THE MARKED PRICE.
JC8938.  Another view.  
JC8939Barite.  Northumberland mine, Northumberland district, Toquima range, Nye county, Nevada.  5 x 7 cm  202g.  $50.00.  Chip out of the main crystal visible in the photo, but less obvious to the naked eye.   Small dings on two of the lesser crystals.      ON SALE, TAKE 40% OFF THE MARKED PRICE.
JC8939.  Another view.   The white area on the main crystal is a growth defect, not damage.  The chip on the termination is above the white area.  
JC8939.  Another view.  
JC8767.  Barite.  Northumberland mine,  Nye county, Nevada.   7 x 9 cm  434g.  $150.00.  Probably collected in the 1970's when several pockets were uncovered at this great barite locality.     A few minor chips here and there, overall in great shape.     ON SALE, TAKE 40% OFF THE MARKED PRICE.
JC8767.  Another view.
JC8767.  Another view.
JC8642.   Barite.  Estano Orcko mine, Colavi subdistrict, Machacamarca district, Cornelio Saavedra province, Potosi, Bolivia.   6.5 x 8.5 cm  $90.00    From a new find for Bolivia in about 2002.  Water clear blades on matrix.   Most of the specimens I've seen photos of, the matrix is tiny siderite crystals.   This one looks like micro-pyrite.   
JC8642.  Closer view. 
JC8642.  Closer view.  
JC8495.  Barite on galena.  Huanzala Mine, Huallanca District, Dos de Mayo Province, Huánuco Department, Peru.  4 x 5.5 cm  113g.  $50.00.   Nicely situated spray of barite on shiny, silvery-blue galena crystals.  I chose this one for its showy aspect with the barites nicely situated on top of the galena.  There is one cleaved barite blade, and it is visible as the shiny edge in the middle of the barite in the photo below this one.   Purchased in 1997.
JC8495.  I over-exposed this one a bit to show the shiny galena better.  
JC8276.   Barite.  Cerro Warihuyn (Huarihuyn), Miraflores, Huamalíes Province, Huánuco Department, Peru.   3.5 x 4.5 cm  23g.  $35.00.   A sharp, complex single crystal. 
JC8276.  Back side
JC7916.  Barite, quartz.   Murray mine, Jerritt canyon, Independence range, Elko county, Nevada.  3.7 x 5 cm  56g with stand.  $35.00.   Sparkly drusy quartz coating/partly coating white barite crystals.     ON SALE, TAKE 40% OFF THE MARKED PRICE.  
JC7916.  Another view.
JC7916.  Another view. 
JC7738.   Barite, quartz.  Warm Springs, Tybo district, Hot Creek Range, Nye county, Nevada.   4 x 4.5 cm  68g.  $30.00.   Nice sharp crystal from this unusual location.  The front has the slightest hint of a sort of violet color, while the side is yellowish.   The back is coated with drusy quartz.      ON SALE, TAKE 40% OFF THE MARKED PRICE
JC7738.   Reverse
JC7715.   Barite, quartz.  Murray mine, Independence Mountains district, Elko county, Nevada.   6.5 x 8 cm  273g.  $50.00.   One of the rare specimens from this now closed for several years Murray mine.  Collected by Casey Jones when the mine was active.  A single good pocket of barite with drusy quartz (called the Sugar Bowl pocket) was found.  This is one of the specimens from that find.   There is bruising on some of the crystals as can be seen in the photos.  A relatively rare specimen.  No more have come out from the closed mine.  A complete floater, with nice crystals on the back also. 
JC7715.  Close up of the barite coated with drusy quartz.  
JC7715.  Back side. 
JC7474.   Barite.  Sidi Laheen mine, Nador, Nador province, Oriental region, Morocco.   5 x 5 x 7 cm wide.  225g. with stand.  $300.00   These have been coming out for a year or so now.  Most all of them have some damage or discoloration.  A fine group like this is quite unusual.  A tiny bit of limonite matrix is attached to the bottom.   There is one crystal, about dead center that has the very tip cleaved off.  It is invisible except on close inspection, and in no way detracts from the specimen.  This is a good one.   
JC7474.  Another view. 
JC7474.  Another view. 
JC6873.  Barite, quartz.  Xikuangshan mine, Hunan, China.   6 x 7 cm  208g.  $35.00.  6 x 6 cm crystal on drusy quartz backing.      ON SALE, TAKE 20% OFF THE MARKED PRICE.
JC6791.  Barite.  Cerro Huarihuayun, Miraflores nr. Llata, Huamalalies prov., Huanuco dept., Peru.   5.5 x 6 cm  153g  Now $200.00.    A 4.5 cm single crystal with smaller ones in front of it.  There is a small saw mark on the front of the matrix as can be seen in the photo.  Very nice crystals.  They are slightly darker in real life, and highly translucent to transparent in places.  The larger crystal has been repaired along a cleavage line near the matrix, which cannot be seen except with the closest inspection.  I lowered the price from $300 when the crystal fell off and I repaired it.      ON SALE, TAKE 20% OFF THE MARKED PRICE.
JC3401.  Barite, dolomite.  Cerro Huarihuayun, Miraflores nr Llata, Huamalalies prov., Huanuco dept, Peru.  5 x 7 cm.  $50.00.   A 4 cm  "flower" of barite on a stem of dolomite.  The top edge of the barite was emplaced against the pocket wall, which made the edge of the crystal rather rough looking. 
JC3401.  A side view of the piece. 
JC2518Barite, quartz, fluorite.  Unnamed prospect about 1 mile southwest of the La Colorado mine, Castle Dome district, Castle Dome mountains, Yuma co., Arizona.  3.8 x 5 cm  165g.  $10.00     From a different prospect are these barite specimens with coatings of drusy quartz crystals.   The quartz appears to have a pale purple color, which is actually a partial coating of micro-crystalline purple fluorite.    These were collected about 25 years ago.   
JC2518.   Another view.   The quartz is resting on large white blades of barite.  
JC7679.   Barytocalcite.  Alston Moor, North Pennines, United Kingdom.   7 x 7 cm  335g.  $60.00.  A rather good specimen of this uncommon mineral for these days.   Two views are shown.      ON SALE, TAKE 40% OFF THE MARKED PRICE
JC7679.  Another view. 
JC7829.  Betafite.  Ambolotara, Betafo Commune, Betafo District, Vakinankaratra Region, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar  2.5 x 3 x 3 cm crystal.  $90.00.   Neatly zoned? crystal.  Not sure if it is zoned or just growth layering.    ON SALE, TAKE 40% OFF THE MARKED PRICE.
JC7829.  Another view.
JC8584.  Bixbyite, topaz.  Topaz mountain, Thomas range, Utah.  4 x 6 cm   50g.  $30.00  A 6mm crystal with a few tiny topaz crystals scattered about.     ON SALE, TAKE 40% OFF THE MARKED PRICE.  
JC8584.  Close up view. 
JC8722.  Boleite.  Santa Rosalia, Boleo district, Municipio de Mulege, Baja California Sur, Mexico.  4 x 4.5 cm  33g.  $50.00.   A 4 mm and smaller crystal on the typical clay like matrix.          ON SALE, TAKE 40% OFF THE MARKED PRICE.
JC8722.  Another view. 
JC8521.   Boulangerite, marcasite.  Mina Noche Buena, Zacatecas, Mexico.   2.5 x 3 cm  5g.  $50.00.   A rare association specimen from this locality.  Mindat does not list marcasite from here, although the boulangerite looks fairly typical.        ON SALE, TAKE 40% OFF THE MARKED PRICE.
JC9205.  Bournonite, pyrite, quartz  Viboras mine, Machacamarca, Machacamarca district, Cornelio Saavedra province, Potosi', Bolivia.   3.5 x 5 cm tall.  55g. with stand.  $150.00  Several crystals with bright satiny luster with minor quartz and pyrite.   Hard to find miniature from this location.  
JC9205.  Another view.
JC9205.  Another view.
JC7748.  Bournonite.  Yaoganxian mine, Yizhang county, Hunan province, China.   3 x 4.5 cm  73g.  $180. 00   Two bright, silvery black crystals.  Some damage to the back side.           ON SALE, TAKE 40% OFF THE MARKED PRICE
JC7748.  Bottom of the piece
JC7748.   Back side.  
JC8168.  Brochantite.  Douglas Hill mine, Artesia Lake, Yerington district, Lyon county, Nevada.  6 x 8 cm  492g.  $60.00.  Emerald green brochantite crystals coat the face of this excellent specimen. Some of the brochantite is gemmy.  From an early 1990's discovery in the mine.  The photos do not do this specimen justice.   No more collectible material has been found since this discovery.  
JC8168.  Another view
JC8168.  Close up