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Minerals Beginning with "C"

JC12480.   Calcite (cobaltoan)   Bou Azzer mine, Ouisselsate Caidat, Amerzgane Cercle, Ouarzazate province, Draa-Tafilalet region, Morocco.   4.5 x 8.5 x 8.9 cm 291g.  $95.00.   Sort of pagoda style stacked calcite crystals with a dull waxy luster with pretty pink color.  Quite similar to the one shown on Mindat for this mine.  


JC12480.   Another view. 
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.   
JC12353.  Calcite.  Rat’s Nest claim, Bayhorse dist., nr. Challis, Custer county, Idaho.  7 x 10.5 cm 44g  $18.00.   One of the odd occurrences at this locality are these flat plates of calcite crystals.   Plate is thin, and as seen here. 
JC12082.  Calcite.  Gordonsville Mine, Carthage, Smith Co., Tennessee.  6 x 8 cm 211g  $75.00.  Group of orangish crystal, cleaved off on the bottom as shown in the photos.  
JC12082.  Another view. 
JC12082.  Another view. 
JC12082.  Another view. 
JC12074.  Calcite.  Wenshan?, Yunnan, China.   Tungsten light.  10 cm Long 129g  $100.00.   This is a weird one.  Label only said China, so I am guessing it is from Wenshan, as it has lots of odd calcites.  I searched mindat and did not find another China calcite like this.   The color is a very pale salmon pink.   The below photo shot in daylight, is a bit more accurate for color.  In tungsten light it picks up a bit more pink, as in this photo and the one immediately below.   
JC12074.  Tungsten lighting. 
JC12074.  Daylight.  Closer to the true color...a sort of pale salmon pink.  Not fluorescent. 
JC12074.  Closer view.
JC12074.  Vertical view. 
JC12044.   Calcite.   Xianghualing Sn-polymetallic ore field, Linwu Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China.  6 x 6 x 7 cm 168g $125.00.  Nice sharp bladed flattened rhombs.   Shows well.  
JC12044.  Another angle. 
JC12044.  Another angle. 
JC12044.  Another angle. 
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.  
JC5961.  Calcite.   Santa Eulalia district, Aquiles Serdan, Chihuahua, Mexico.  4.7 x 2.8 cm 37g.  $5.00.  
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.
JC12084.  Cassiterite.   Piaotang mine, Xihuashan ore field, Dayu county, Ganzhou, Jiangxi, China.   4 x 4.5 cm 246g  $250.00.  A very large, for the locality, cassiterite.  The white spots are growth irregularities rather than damage.  There is a tiny ding on the tip of the crystal facing out. 
JC12084.  Another view.  
JC12084.  Another view.  
JC12067.  Cassiterite.  Amo Sn deposit, Ximeng County, Pu'er, Yunnan, China.   4 cm tall crystal.   $150.00.  Single sharp, lustrous crystal.  
JC12067.  Another view. 
JC12067.  Another view. 
JC12067.  Back side.  
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. 
JC11961.  Celestite.  Emery county, Utah.  4.5 x 6 cm 164g.  $35.00.   Fairly large partial crystal. 
JC11961.  Bottom end.   The collector? that found this, wrote the location on the base.  You can sort of see it in the photo. 
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.  
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.  
JC12463.  Chalcopyrite, sphalerite, quartz.   Casapalca mine, Casapalca, Chicla district, Huarochiri province, Lima, Peru.  6 x 8 cm 332g   $200.00.   A nice large main crystal, with several satellite crystals, and bright sphalerite interspersed.  An older pieces.  Very slight rubbing on the edges of the main crystal, visible in photos below.  A real Casapalca classic.     Here's what the previous owner said about this piece:  "An outstanding cabinet display piece of fine, large (to 4.5 cm) crystals of golden Chalcopyrite on contrasting Sphalerite. Although Chalcopyrite is a common mineral, great crystals especially large ones are surprisingly rare. An older Casapalca specimen"  Ex: M. Sacchi coll.
JC12463.  Another view. 
JC12463.  Another view.
JC12463.  Another view.
JC12463.  Another view.
JC12463.  Another view.
JC12463.  Closer view.  
JC12055.  Cinnabar.  Tongren Mine, Tongren, Guizhou, China.  2.5 x 4 cm 9g    $100.00   Nice little group with dolomite crystals scattered around.      
JC12055.  Different angle. 
JC12055.  slightly different angle. 
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.  
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.
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.   
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.  
JC12029.  Clinozoisite.  Quiruvilca Mine, Quiruvilca District, Santiago de Chuco Province, La Libertad, Peru.  1.5 x 2.5 x 3 cm 14g  $18.00.  Spray of bright luster amber crystals. k 
JC12029.  Another view.  
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.   
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.  
JC12061.  Columbite.  Gilé District, Zambezia Province, Mozambique.  2 x 3.5 cm 30g   $135.00.  Nice elongated crystal. 
JC12061.  Closer view.   
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.  $75.00   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. 
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.