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Minerals Beginning with "C"

JC12363.  Calcite, hemimorphite.   Viola mine, Nicholia district, Lemhi county, Idaho.   5 x 9 cm  152g.  $10.00.    Back in the late 1880's and early 1900's, the Viola mine was one of the largest producers of lead, zinc, and silver in Idaho.  It had a thriving town, now gone.  The low grade ore consisted almost entirely of hemimorphite and some smithsonite.  This is an example of the low grade zinc ore, with micro crystalline hemimorphite crystals partially covered by somewhat blebby calcite crystals.  Good example for a locality piece.   
JC11948.  Calcite.  Elmwood mine, Carthage, Smith county, Tennessee.  9 x 12 cm 946g  $250.00.   A single, terminated crystal with a bit of matrix.  Very minor ding on two places visible in the photos. 
JC11948.  Another view.  
JC11948.  Another view.
JC11901.  Cobaltoan Calcite,  Mashamba West , Kolwezi, Shaba, Congo (Zaire).  4 x 8 cm 123g.  $95.00.   Magenta crystals as seen.  Contact area near the top center as can be seen.  
JC11901.  Another view. 
JC11852.  Calcite? Speleothem.  Wenshan Mine, Wenshan City, Wenshan, Yunnan, China.   19 cm long 43g   $250.00.   Not sure whether to call this a helictite or speleothem.   Long skinny thing.  Rare 
JC11853.     Calcite? Speleothem.  Wenshan Mine, Wenshan City, Wenshan, Yunnan, China.  13.5 cm long.  Not sure whether to call this a helictite or speleothem.   Long skinny thing.     Has a neat bulbous end on it.  Rare   $250.00
JC11831.   Manganocalcite, quartz.  Pachapaqui mining district, Bolognesi Province, Áncash, Peru.   2 x 3 cm 8g   $15.00.   Bladed crystals, not lustrous.  Fluorescent sort of reddish pink.  
JC11722.  Calcite.  Santa Eulalia Mining District, Aquiles Serdán Municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico.   8 x 12 cm 664g.    $175.00.  Dominating this piece is a slightly hematite colored dog tooth crystal on the right side, it really sets off the piece, there is just enough of the hematite color to give the crystal a pinkish look.   Smaller crystals are obvious on the rest of the piece.   The dog tooth crystal is modified on the back.   
JC11722.   Back side.   
JC11722.  View with the main crystal pointed down.    
JC11719.  Calcite.  Santa Eulalia Mining District, Aquiles Serdán Municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico.     8 x 13 cm 716g.    $175.00   Pale yellowish dog tooth type crystals with a phantom just inside the current crystal surface.  Nice luster.  
JC11719.   Another view.  
JC11719.   Closer view.   The near surface phantoms are easily seen.   
JC11558.  Calcite.  Xianghualing Sn-polymetallic ore field, Linwu county, Chenzhou, Hunan, China.  5.5 x 6 cm   41g.  $90.00.   Flattened crystal, has some minor dings, as seen in the photos.   
JC11558.  Back side. 
JC11558.  Side view.  
JC11531.   Calcite.  Rucks pit, Fort Drum, Okeechobee county, Florida.  3 x 4.5 cm  27g.  $35.00.   A cluster of scalenohedral crystals that once rested in a fossilized clam.  They came loose in shipping, so no clam comes with them.  
JC11531.  Another view. 
JC11524.  Calcite.  Mid-Continent mine, Treece, Picher field, Cherokee county, Kansas.   2.5 cm thick x 13 x 14 cm    455g.  $150.00.  Colorless mostly gemmy scalenohedral crystals of calcite to 3.0 cm in size forming this matrix cluster.  Very good condition with minimal cleaving present.  Nice old time specimen.  
JC11524.  Another view. 
JC11524.  Close up top of piece. 
JC11524.  Close up upper right
JC11524.  Close up left side.  
JC11523.  Calcite, pyrrhotite, pyrite.  Potosi mine, Francisco Portillo, West Camp, Santa Eulalia district, Aquiles Serdan municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico.   4 x 4.5 x 8 cm  140g.  $35.00.   Sharp scalenohedral crystals mostly coating a matrix of pyrrhotite crystals, sparkling little pyrite groups and a touch of dolomite on the back side.  
JC11523.  Another view.  
JC10484.   Calcite (cobaltoan).  Agoudal Mines, Agoudal, Bou Azer District (Bou Azzer District), Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region, Morocco.        8 x 12.5 cm  688g.  $350.00.  The specimen features a solid coating of bright pink cobaltoan calcite with a solid matrix, so it is not fragile and displays very well.    The mine is currently flooded I have been told, so the chances of more of these from this particular mine is slim.  
JC10484.   Close up view.  
JC9363.  Calcite (cobaltoan).  Kolwezi district, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire).  6 x 10 cm   182g.  $80.00.  Bright, sparkly crystals in a shallow vug.  Sawn back. 
JC9363.  Another view. 
JC9318.  Calcite (cobaltoan).  Kambove District, Katanga, Congo (Democratic Republic) (former Zaire).  5 x 8 cm  213g.  $200.00.   Hot pink, somewhat skewed rhombohedral crystals. 
JC9318.  Another view. 
JC9145.  Calcite.  Red Dome mine, Mungana, Mareeba Shire, Queensland, Australia.  6 x 8 cm  193g.  $75.00  These came out about 2001.  Some of the best Australian calcites I have ever seen.   Group of  modified scalenohedral crystals, nicely translucent to gemmy, some with a hint of iron staining, on a corroded older generation calcite.  I have 4 of these I held back from this find and finally decided to let them go.   They are shown here.  No damage.  
JC9145.  Another view. 
JC9145.  Another view. 
JC8945.  Calcite, hematite.  Dal'negorsk, Kavalerovo mining district, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern region, Russia.  2.5 x 4 cm  16g.  $25.00.   
JC8479.  Calcite (manganoan).  Pachapaqui, Bolognesi province, Ancash department, Peru.  5 x 10 cm  219g.  $175.00.   Appears to be a scalenohedron subsequently coated with small scalenohedrons like spines on a cactus.  Pale pink in color with somewhat dull luster as is typical with these manganocalcites from Pachapaqui.  Highly fluorescent in a magenta-orange color.    Minor sulfides are also present.   One side looks like a double terminated poorly formed scalenohedron and is obvious in the photos below.  Purchased 4-93; Ex Dan Belsher collection #2117
JC8479.  Another view.  
JC8479.  Another view.  
JC8368Calcite (cobaltian).  Aghbar mine, Bou Azzer, Tazenakht, Ourzazate province, Souss-Massa-Draa region, Morocco.  3.3 x 6 cm  111g.  $35.00.  Lilac color, sharp, sparkly, scalenohedral crystals.  Color is more lilac than pink.  Bottom photo is closest to true color. 
JC8368.  Another view. 
JC7404.   Calcite (cobaltian).  Aghbar mine, Bou Azzer, Tazenakht, Ourzazate province, Souss-Massa-Draa region, Morocco.   6.5 x 9 cm  302g.  $65.00.   Bright pink crystals on a shallow mound.  Sawn back.  Two top views and one side view are shown.  Nice luster.  
JC7404.  Vertical view. 
JC7404.   Side view.  
JC7390.  Calcite (cobaltian).  Mashamba West mine, Zaire (Democratic Republic of the Congo).  6 x 7 cm  282g.  $200.00.   Intense magenta color crystals.  Wow color, slightly darker than the photo would show. 
JC7390.  Close up view
JC7390.  Close up view
JC7245.  Calcite (cobaltian).  Aghbar mine, Bou Azzer, Tazenakht, Ourzazate province, Souss-Massa-Draa region, Morocco.   6.3 x 7 cm  200g  $200.00  Prismatic crystals of  pink to salmon pink crystals.  Two views are shown.   Nice piece. 
JC7245.  Another view. 
 JC6777.   Calcite (cobaltoan).  Aghbar mine, Bou Azzer, Tazenakht, Ourzazate prov., Souss-Massa-Draa region, Morocco.   5 x 7.5 cm  210g.  $100.00.   Pretty pink, rounded in appearance crystals.  
JC6777.   Another view.  
JC5712.  Calcite (cobaltoan).  Aghbar mine, Bou-Azzer district, Tazenakht Ouarzazate prov., Souss-Massa-Draa region, Morocco.  5 x 8 cm  188g.  $90.00.   A beautiful pink group of crystals.  Two views are shown.  Good luster as can be seen in the photo.  There is some very slight rubbing of the top crystals when turned in the light...very hard to see, but I wanted to mention it.  
JC5712.  View looking down on the specimen
JC12367.  Caledonite.  Reward mine, Russ district, Inyo county, California.  3.5 x 3.5 cm  44g.  $75.00.    Group of bright sparkly crystals.
JC12367.  Back side.  
JC12366.   Caledonite, linarite.  Reward mine, Russ district, Inyo county, California.   3.2 x 3.6 cm   38g.   $125.00.   Group of bright, sparkly crystals with traces of linarite around the edges.   
JC12366.  Back side.  
JC12368.  Cassiterite.   Cinovec, Ore mountains, Erzgebirge, Krusne hory, Czech republic.  At one time called Zinwald, Bohemia.  9 x 16.5 cm  >1000g.  $395.00.   A very rare specimen seldom seen in this quality from here.  A large cabinet, flattish plate covered with hundreds of small black crystals, quite heavy.  There are minor ding spots here and there, which don't detract.    An older piece of course.   Ex. Chet Lemanski collection.  
JC12368.  Close up, right hand side.
JC12368.  Close up left central area.
JC11863.  Wood Tin (botryoidal)/Cassiterite.  Oruro, Cercado province, Oruro, Bolivia.   4 x 5 cm  197g.  $75.00.   Something you don't see very often, an old specimen, wood tin from Bolivia.   Dark brown, botryoidal.  Heavy for its size.  
JC11863.  Another view. 
JC11801.  Cassiterite.    Conselheiro Lafaiete?, Minas Gerais, Brazil Or :  Galaleia.   4.8 x 6.5 cm 114g    $250.00  Although the label said Conselheiro Lafaiete, this location has never produced good cassiterite as near as I can tell.  May be mislabeled and be from Galaleia.    A single, somewhat complex crystal.  The base, where it was detached from the matrix, is a sort of fine grained pinkish material, with what appears to be cleavelandite.  
JC11801.   Another view.   
JC11801.  Back side.
JC11788.  Cassiterite, quartz.   Elsmore, Gough county, New South Wales, Australia.   4 x 5 cm  69g.   $125.00.   A single bright crystal perched in a group of somewhat deformed quartz crystals.  
JC11788.  Another view.  
JC11788.  Another view.  
JC11751.   Cassiterite, siderite.  Viloco mine, Loayza province, La Paz, Bolivia?   5 x 5.5 cm   139g.  $125.00.   Brilliant small crystals with some semi botryoidal siderite on the back.   The label was indecipherable, so this is a best guess.   
JC11751.  Close up. 
JC11751.  Back side. 
JC11720.  Celestine.   Sakoany deposit, Katsepy, Mitsinjo, Boeny, Madagascar.   8 x 13 cm >1000g.    $300.00  Although a little hard to see in the photos, the main feature of this piece is a 8.8 cm crystal on the right side that extends up through a ring of smaller crystals.  
JC11720.   Slightly different angle.  
JC11720.   Close up of the large 8.8 cm crystal.  
JC8232.  Celestite, sulfur.  Giumentaro mine (Capodarso mine), Capodarso, Enna (Castrogiovanni), Enna province, Sicily, Italy.  6 x 6 cm  139g.  $30.00.   Nice bright, colorless crystals on a massive sulfur/rock matrix.   Ex Mailen-stein , Germany, collection
JC8232.  Another view. 
JC8232.  Side view.  
JC11866.  Cerussite.  Mibladen district, Midelt province, Draa-Tafilalet region, Morocco.   5 x 6 cm  252g.   Single crystal.   $175.00  Large, honey color, fluorescent crystal.   Classic for the locality.   Not quite a floater...there are contacts on the bottom where it was attached to matrix.   
JC11866.  Another view (side view)
JC11866.  Another view (side view)
JC11850.  Cerussite.   Touissit, Touissit-Bou Beker mining district, Jerada Province, Oriental Region, Morocco   2.5 cm single crystal.  $25.00
JC11849.  Cerussite.  Flux Mine, Flux Gulch, Alum Gulch, Harshaw Mining District, Patagonia Mountains, Santa Cruz County, Arizona.   Box of acicular crystal groups.   $25.00  This is a specimen that didn't make it through the mail so well.    Largest group is 3 cm long.    Dozen or so in there.  
JC11803.  Cerussite (Arrowhead twin).   Touissit, Touissit-Bou Beker mining district, Jerada Province, Oriental Region, Morocco.  4 x 4.5 cm 52g.  $250.00  Arrowhead twin, glassy partly gemmy cerussite crystal. Has chipping present on one arm, back side, and minor dings elsewhere.


JC11803.  Another view.   
JC11803.  Another view. 
JC11476.  Cerussite, malachite.  Mindouli district, Pool department, Republic of the Congo.  6 x 7.8 x 9.3 cm   565g.  $350.00   Here is  a good quality and rarely seen example of Cerussite from the renowned copper district of Mindouli in the Republic of the Congo.   The important aspect of this piece is that it's loaded with dozens of crystals. The crystals meaure up to 2.8 cm with an off-white color and thin prismatic form, and have grown together into what it is commonly referred to a "jackstraw"-shaped group. Most of the crystals are in good shape, however you can see some roughness in places. The reverse side of the piece features a few tiny acicular crystals of green malachite for a nice contrast. This piece came direct in a lot of dioptase specimens from Kimbedi, and stands as one of the finest examples from the locality that I have had to offer.
JC11476.  Another view.  
JC11476.  Back side showing the little tufts of malachite. 
JC11476.  Close up.  
JC10193.  Cerussite, wulfenite.  Nakhlak mine, Anarak district, Nain county, Isfahan province, Iran.  4 x 5.5 cm  70g.  $200.00.   A reticulated group typical from this location, although a bit unusual as it has druses of small yellow wulfenites scattered and partially covering some of the cerussite.  
JC10193.  Closer view. 
JC10193.  Back side.  
JC9429.  Cerussite.  Monteponi mine, Iglesias, Carboni-Iglesias province, Sardinia, Italy.  7 x 9 cm  576g.  $249.00.   A solid mass of jackstraw crystals.  More known for its anglesite and phosgenite, the locality has also produced outstanding aggregates of crystals in the distant past.   This is a fine example of jackstraw cerussite from there; a solid and heavy mass of cerussite.  Ex Jordi Povill collection.  A rare specimen indeed.  
JC9429.   A closer view. 
JC8656.  Chalcopyrite, sphalerite.  Animon mine, Huaron mining district, Huayllay district, Pasco prov., Pasco dept., Peru. 5 x 8.5 cm  151g.  $90.00.  Once common, these bright chalcopyrite crystals embedded in brilliant black sphalerite for contrast are increasingly hard to come by.   Purchased from Dan Belsher (Worldwide Resources) in April 1990.  Ex Crowley collection #918
JC8656.  Another view.
JC8656.  Side view. 
JC11898.  Cinnabar.  Almaden, Almaden district, Ciudad Real, Castile-La Mancha, Spain.   11 x 16 cm    >1000g.  $100.00.   A very large hunk of solid cinnabar ore from Almaden.   RESERVED
JC11898.   Another view.  
JC11865.  Cinnabar, dolomite.  Tongren Mine, Bijiang District, Tongren, Guizhou, China.  6.5 x 8 cm  130g.  $200.00  Five deep red and lustrous cinnabar crystals scattered across the dolomite.  
JC11865.  Another view.  
JC11865.  Another view.  
JC11865.  Another view.  
JC11865.  Close up view.  
JC11865.  Close up view
JC11758.  Cinnabar, quartz.   Tongren, Guizhou, China.   1.5 x 6 cm  49g.  $45.00  Group of dark red crystals with bright luster.  
JC11758.  Slightly different angle. 
JC11758.  Slightly different angle. 
JC11758.  Close up.  
JC11733.  Cinnabar.  Almadén Mine, Almadén, Almadén mining district, Ciudad Real, Castile-La Mancha, Spain.  7.5 x 8.5 cm 469g.   $50.00.   Solid mass of high grade cinnabar ore.    RESERVED  
JC11733.   Back side.  
JC11734.   Cinnabar.  Almadén Mine, Almadén, Almadén mining district, Ciudad Real, Castile-La Mancha, Spain.  6.5 x 7.5 cm 364g.   $37.00.   Solid mass of high grade cinnabar ore.   RESERVED  
JC11734.  Back side. 
JC11736.   Cinnabar.  Almadén Mine, Almadén, Almadén mining district, Ciudad Real, Castile-La Mancha, Spain.  8 x 10.5 cm 235g.   $45.00.  Solid mass of high grade cinnabar ore.   RESERVED
JC11737.   Cinnabar.  Almadén Mine, Almadén, Almadén mining district, Ciudad Real, Castile-La Mancha, Spain.  6 x 6.5 cm 126g.   $20.00.  Solid mass of high grade cinnabar ore.  
JC11739.   Cinnabar.  Almadén Mine, Almadén, Almadén mining district, Ciudad Real, Castile-La Mancha, Spain.  6 x 6.5 cm 306g.  $12.00.   Solid mass of high grade cinnabar ore.  
JC11714.  Cinnabar, dolomite, quartz.  Tongren Mine, Bijiang District, Tongren, Guizhou, China.  3 x 5.5 cm 76g.   $65.00   A bright, gemmy crystal in the front, and another partially hidden by dolomite in the back.  The dolomite is growing on a quartz crystal, which can be seen when the piece is tilted at the right angle.    Sawn base.  
JC11714.  Another view. 
JC11714.  Closer view.  
JC11714.  Another view.
JC11692.   Cinnabar.  Nikitovka Hg Deposit, Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine.   7 x 12 cm >1000g.  $500.00.   Almost never seen for sale these days, are these solid masses of cinnabar, with the display face composed of a solid layer of cinnabar crystals.   There are several rub spots easily seen in the photo.  A rare specimen. This is a wonderfully rich, classic example of the famous penetration "star" twinned crystals of richly red colored Cinnabar from the Sofiya Mine in Ukraine. Most of the time, these specimens are fairly small, so to have a small cabinet sized piece loaded with crystals like this is a big deal. These beautiful twins are some of the finest examples of the species outside of Tongren, China. This piece features dozens upon dozens of sharp, lustrous, metallic, red penetration twins of Cinnabar . Most of the crystals are in good shape, though some of them have slightly rounded edges when you view them up close. Excellent quality all around, and gorgeous when backlit and viewed up close
JC11692.  Close up, upper left.   
JC11692.  Close up, upper right
JC11692.  Close up upper center.  
JC10721.     Cinnabar.   Almadén, Almadén mining district, Ciudad Real, Castile-La Mancha, Spain   3.5 x 4.5 cm  59g.  $8.00.  Solid mass of dark red cinnabar...appears to be mixed with another darker mineral.   
JC10722.     Cinnabar.   Almadén, Almadén mining district, Ciudad Real, Castile-La Mancha, Spain.  3.5 x 5 cm  41g.  $8.00.  Solid mass of dark red cinnabar with a bit of darker country rock attached.   
JC10723.     Cinnabar.   Almadén, Almadén mining district, Ciudad Real, Castile-La Mancha, Spain.  3 x 6.5 cm   63g.  $10.00.   Solid mass of dark red cinnabar.  
JC6247.   Clinachlore? and diopsideIron Mask (Spring Gulch, Valley View) mine, Quartzite (White Rock) canyon, Spring Mountain district, nr. Big Windy Peak, Lemhi county, Idaho.  3 x 6 cm  63g.  $5.00  Subhedral diopside with dark green clinachlore and an unknown pseudomorph on the bottom near the clinachlore. 
JC11814.  Clinozoisite.  Quiruvilca mine, Quiruvilca district, Santiago de Chuco province, La Libertad, Peru.  3 x 4.5 cm 22g   $25.00   
JC11757.  Clinozoisite  Quiruvilca mine, Quiruvilca district, Santiago de Chuco province, La Libertad dept., Peru  2 x 3 cm  17g.  $18.00  Group of amber crystals.  These came out a few years ago.   
JC9348 Clinozoisite.  San Cristobal hill, Canete, Lima department, Peru.   A 4 cm tall crystal.   $18.00.   There seems to be a little bit of confusion as to the exact locality for these.  A different dealer had these as from the recent find of epidote from Canete...said they were very close to the epidote find.  Nice size clinozoisite for Peru.  Crystals are a beige with hints of green and gray.   A recent find, new to me, however they were present at the Munich show this past fall of 2017.  
JC9348.  Another view. 
JC11430.  Colemanite.   Calico District, Calico Mts (Calico Hills), San Bernardino Co., California.  5 x 7 cm  175g.   $40.00    An old piece, these were found usually as rounded nodules, similar to geodes.   This one dates to the 1950's.     Another rare mineral for this more have been found in years.   
JC11430.   Close up.  
JC11935.   Columbite.   Araçuaí, Minas Gerais, Brazil.   2 x 2.8 cm  Well crystallized floater group.   $95.00.
JC11935.   Another view.  
JC11765.  Columbite or tantalite?, rhodochrosite? quartz.   3 x 4 cm 47g with stand.   $185.00   A nicely twinned crystal dominates the top left.   A bit of massive pink rhodochrosite? occupies the center and a bit of quartz crystal on the extreme right.   Unfortunately this came with no label. 
JC11765.  Another view
JC11796.  Copper.   Itauz Mine, Zhilandy group, Satpayev, Karaganda Region, Kazakhstan.  3 x 6.5 cm 55g. with stand   $150.00   Nicely crystallized copper crystals with alteration to reddish cuprite in several places. 
JC11796.   Another view.   
JC11796.   Another view.   
JC12369. Creedite.  Hall Molybdenum mine, San Antone district, Nye county, Nevada.   4.5 x 11 cm  117g.  $85.00   A flat plate with numerous small, 2mm or so crystals of light lavender color.   The luster is moderately bright but falls short of glassy.    These classic Nevada specimens are quite scarce, so you have to grab them when you see them.
JC12369.   Close up right end. 
JC12369.  Close up, left end.  
JC10854.   Creedite.  Qinglong mine, Dachang Sb ore field, Qinglong county, Qianxinan, Guizhou, China.  7 x 8 cm  137g.   $250.00    Nice coverage of lilac crystals from the recent finds in China.   Good piece.  
JC10854.  Another view. 
JC10854.  Another view.
JC10854.  Another view.
JC10854.  Another view.
JC10957.  Creedite.   Qinglong (Dachang) mine, Dachang Sb ore field, Qinglong county, Qianxinan, Guizhou, China.   7 x 13 cm  321g.  $250.00.  A train of light purple, sparkly creedite arrayed across the top of the specimen.  Sawn base.   From the recent finds at Qinglong.  


JC10957.   Another view. 
JC10957.   Another, closer,  view. 
JC10957.   Close up view. 
JC10957.   Close up view.  
JC10957.   Close up view. 
JC10961Creedite.   Qinglong (Dachang) mine, Dachang Sb ore field, Qinglong county, Qianxinan, Guizhou, China.  5 x 8 cm  176g.  $180.00.  LIght lilac crystals growing on the front side of the piece.  From the recent finds at Qinglong.    Good luster with lots of sparkle. 
JC10961.   Close up view of the top of the piece. 
JC10961.  Close up of the central area. 
JC10961.   Close up of the bottom area of the piece. 
JC10887.  Creedite.  Qinglong Mine (Dachang Mine), Dachang Sb ore field, Qinglong County, Qianxinan, Guizhou, China.   6.5 x 9 cm  88g.  $150.00.   From the relatively recent find in China, these are elongated pale lilac crystals on a solid matrix.  A flat plate of crystals.    Luster is semi-glassy.   There are clear crystals here and there also, as seen in the photos.  
JC10887.   Closer view.
JC10880.  Creedite.  Qinglong Mine (Dachang Mine), Dachang Sb ore field, Qinglong County, Qianxinan, Guizhou, China  3.5 x 7 cm  52g.  $120.00.   A ball of creedite on the back side, with white to lavender creedite on the front.   
JC10880.   A vertical view of the piece.
JC10880.  Back side, with smaller groups of creedite visible on the top.  
JC10880.  Close up of the main group of creedite crystals.  
JC10870Creedite.  Qinglong Mine (Dachang Mine), Dachang Sb ore field, Qinglong County, Qianxinan, Guizhou, China     4.5 x 7 cm    171g.  $165.00   From recent finds in China.  Lilac clusters in the form of rounded groups of crystals with small clear, cubic fluorite crystals as part of the matrix covering.    Somewhat similar in looks to the old specimens from the Hall mine in Nevada.  
JC10870.   Another view.  
JC10870.  Another view.  
JC10870.  Close up view. 
JC10870.  Close up view. 
JC11778.  Crocoite.  Crocoite mine, Uspenskaya Hill, Berezovsk deposit, Beryozovsky, Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia.   10 x 10.5 cm 438g  $750.00.   A way better than most, crocoite from here in cabinet size.   Bright, red orange crystals coating the entire face.   Classic material.  
JC11778.  Close up.  
JC11622.  Crocoite, dundasite.   Adelaide mine, Dundas mineral field, Zeehan district, West Coast municipality, Tasmania, Australia.   6 x 6 cm  49g.  $75.00.    Thin needles of crocoite, partially to completely coated with white dundasite.  
JC11622.   Closer view.  
JC11781.    Columbite.   Nazareno, Minas Gerais, Brazil??? OR Governador Valadares, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Southeast Region, Brazil?  5.5 x 5.5 cm 164g.   $250.00    Another one of those that all the label says is Minas Gerais.    Brilliant crystals in good size for the region.  
JC11781.   Different view.  
JC11781.   Side view.  
JC12364.  Cuprite.  Onganja mine, Helen Farm 235, Seeis, Windhoek Rural, Khomas region, Namibia.   81.9 carats.  About 2.5 cm across.  $2,000.    I acquired a large hunk of massive cuprite some time ago, and when I held it to the light, it appeared to be nearly flawless, so I had it cut into this nice stone.  Quite rare in this size.  Several photos in both transmitted light and normal daylight.  
JC12364.   Transmitted light. 
JC12364.   Transmitted light. 
JC12364.  Normal light.  
JC12364.  Normal light. 
JC12364.  Normal light. 
JC10235.  Cuprite.  Fengjiashan mine, (Daye copper mine), Daye county, Huangshi, Hubei, China.   3 x 5 x 5 cm   183g.  $45.00.    From a somewhat recent find, interesting little complex crystals on a black coated matrix.  Not sure what the black coating is.   
JC10235.  Close up view.  
JC11667.  Cyanotrichite, azurite.  Peacock mine, Lemhi county, Idaho.  3.3 x 4.1 x 9.7 cm   92g.  $275.00.  Ex Geary Murdock coll.   Although there has never been a Peacock mine found in Lemhi county, the locality persists as to the location of these.  Mr. Peacock was a mining engineer/geologist with properties he was partially or completely invested in scattered throughout central Idaho.  This may or may not have come from one of his enterprises, or it may have been named Peacock mine just for the colorful azurite etc. found there, wherever there is.   These tend to be rather rare and hard to come by.  The cyanotrichite is in fuzzy light blue crystals scattered thru the center and upper parts of the piece in this view.   Close ups below. 
JC11667.   Closer view right end. 
JC11667.  Closer view, left end. 
JC11508.   Cylindrite.   Santa Cruz Mine, Poopo town, Poopo Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia. 4.5 x 5.5 x 7 cm  449g.  $75.00      Rich specimen of one of the more interesting minerals, in that the crystals are round cylinders in shape..or tube shaped crystals.   Nice specimen.  
JC11508.   Another side of the piece. 
JC11508.  Another side of the piece. 
JC11473.  Cylindrite.  Santa Cruz Mine, Poopó town, Poopó Province, Oruro, Bolivia.  3 x 4 x 5.5 cm  133g.  $45.00.   Nice face of these cylindrical crystals.  
JC11473.  Closer view.  
JC11473.  Another face. 
JC11473.  Closer view.