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                                                                                                                                                                    Minerals Beginning with "E"

JC11546.  Elbaite.  Karibib constituency, Erongo region, Namibia.   4 cm tall.  30g.  $95.00   Deep green crystal.
JC11546.   Another view. 
JC11546.   Another view. 
JC11541. Elbaite.  Cruzeiro mine?, Sao Jose da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil.   3 cm tall.  20g.  $75.00.    Not sure of the exact location on this one.   Appears to be Cruzeiro mine, although the label says only Minas Gerais.
JC11541.  Back side.  
JC11541.   Closer view
JC10490. Elbaite/Rubellite.   Malkhan Pegmatite Field, Krasnyi Chikoy, Chitinskaya Oblast, Transbaikal, Eastern Siberia, Russia.  5 cm tall crystal.  39g.   $290.00    Pinkish red termination, with the sides partially coated with microscopic quartz crystals which add sparkle to the sides.     Discovered in 1980 by Russian geologists, this area has been a prolific source of beautiful (and expensive) tourmaline specimens.   
JC10490.  Back side.  
JC11970.  Elpidite.   Khan Bogd (Khan Bogdo) massif, Gobi, Mongolia.   3 x 4 cm 27g.   $200.00.   Another one of these rather rare minerals, (Zirconium silicate) a pretty much solid mass of orange elpidite.   While I was looking for information on this deposit I ran on this little website where the lady talks about her trip to the area...there are a couple of neat photos of the minerals a ways down in the article.  Would be very interesting to collect there!   https://geoventurer.wordpress.com/tag/khanbogd/   Click on this link to see the article.  
JC11697.  Epidote, quartz.  Pampa Blanca, Ica, Peru.  6 x 7.5 cm 165g.  $50.00.  From the finds of quite a few years ago now.   Sprays of epidote green epidote crystals.  
JC11697.   Another view.  Several of the terminations are broken, which is fairly common with these.   
JC11697.   Another view.
JC11697.   Another view.
JC11697.   Another view.
JC11569.  Epidote.  Pampa Blanca, Ica department, Peru.  4.5 x 5.5 x 7 cm 159g.           $ 75.00.  Glassy, bladed epidote crystals, with most terminated in a spray typical for this locality.  
JC11569.  Another view. 
JC11569.  Another view. 
JC11569.  Another view. 
JC11569.  Another view. 
JC11569.  Another view. 
JC11569.  Another view. 
JC11140.  Epidote, scheelite, calcite.  Schober mine, Bishop tungsten district, Coyote ridge, Inyo county, California.   6 x 8 cm  170g.  $20.00  Small, sparkly epidote crystals are growing on fine grained epidote ground mass with rounded white/beige scheelite crystals scattered around on both sides.    A little residual calcite is present, as the specimen was etched out of calcite.  
JC11140.   Closer view of the scheelite crystals.  
JC11140.  Back side.   
JC11102. Epidote.     Kimmeria deposit, Xanthi, East Macedonia and Thrace, Greece.   8 x 11 cm  423g.  $165.00    A nice large plate of brilliant crystals.  There are some broken crystals, not uncommon from here.  Also present are a few small roots that weren't removed by the collector.  Much better quality than the average specimen from here.    
JC11102.  Another view.  
JC11102.  Close up view with a few roots.  
JC11097.  Epidote.  Kharan district, Balochistan region, Pakistan.   4.5 x 5 cm  35g.   $35.00  Several sprays standing vertically off the matrix.  Matrix appears to be albite.   Nice luster.   From the finds of a few years ago.   
JC11097.  Another view. 
JC11097.  Another view. 
JC10700.    Epidote.  Groppaggi, Bargone, Casarza Ligure, Genoa, Liguria, Italy.   8 x 9 cm  378g.  $40.00.   One of those rather unusual locations in Italy.   Stubby, good green color, epidotes coating what appears to be a feldspathic matrix.   Specimens are rarely seen from here...makes an interesting locality specimen.   The gent I bought it from collected it himself. 
JC10700.  Closer view. 
JC10700.  Closer view.  
JC10559.  Epidote, albite.   Imilchil, Errachidia province, Dra-Tafilalet Region, Morocco.  4 x 5 cm  53g.  $25.00    Sprigs of dark green, gemmy,  epidote, with bright luster, implanted on the feldspar matrix.  The cluster on the top edge was hard to photograph as the white matrix tended to make the epidote look too dark.  
JC10559.   Another view. 
JC10559.   Another view. 
JC10559.   Another view, showing the cluster on the top edge.   . 
JC10528.   Epidote.  Tormiq valley, Haramosh mountains, Skardu district, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan.  8 x 12 cm  273g.  $160.00.   These appear to be from the same find as two years ago, and also look like they are from the pocket wall, unlike the earlier specimens which occurred with albite? (some say adularia).   Hard to be certain.  The  Pakistani dealer I got these from was not terribly forthcoming as to the location and only said they are from a find last year or two...rather vague.   These are green sprays, with bright luster.   A few of them have the identical siliceous material on the terminations as the ones I got last year.    This pretty much ties them to the same occurrence.   There are some broken sprays on all the specimens I saw.  These are the best of the lot I saw at Tucson, and only the one dealer had them.   These are quite pretty, and display nicely.  From what appears to be a single pocket discovery.  
JC10528.  Close up view. 
JC10528.  Side view. 
JC10528.  Another side view shot, slightly different angle.  
JC10528.   Oblique view.  
JC10528.  Another close up shot.  
JC10529.  Epidote.  Tormiq valley, Haramosh mountains, Skardu district, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. 9 x 11 cm  492g.  $150.00.   These appear to be from the same find as two years ago, and also look like they are from the pocket wall, unlike the earlier specimens which occurred with albite? (some say adularia).   Hard to be certain.  The  Pakistani dealer I got these from was not terribly forthcoming as to the location and only said they are from a find last year or two...rather vague.   These are green sprays, with bright luster.   A few of them have the same siliceous material on the terminations as the ones I got last year.    This pretty much ties them to the same occurrence.   There are some broken sprays on all the specimens I saw.  These are the best of the lot I saw at Tucson, and only the one dealer had them.   These are quite pretty, and display nicely.  From what appears to be a single pocket discovery.  
JC10529.  Another view.  
JC10529.  Another view.  
JC10529.  Another view.  
JC10449.  Epidote, titanite (sphene).   Tormiq valley, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan.  3 x 4 cm  18g.  $30.00  A 4 cm tall epidote crystal topped with titanite crystals, which are a little on the crude side.   

 

JC10449.   I darkened the exposure to try to show the titanite crystals on the tip of the epidote crystal.   
JC10449.  Another view.  
JC10449.  Closer view.  
JC10031.  Epidote.  Khorwin Mt., Kuhandan, Saveh Town, Tafresh City, Markazi Prov., Iran   4.5 x 5 cm  92g.  $45.00.   Flat face of matrix is covered with prismatic green epidote crystals from a find reportedly made in /about/ 2002.  Apparently a single pocket find, now exhausted, according to 2006 information on Mindat.
JC10031.  Closer view
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.  Searching the internet, I have found a few of these in miniature to small cabinet sizes for over $1,000.  

JC9947.  Another view.  
JC9947.  Another view.  
JC9947.  Close up view.  
JC9943.   Epidote, albite.  Tormiq valley, Haramosh mountains, Skardu district, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan.   8 x 8 x 8.5 cm  464g.   $500.00   From a limited find at Tormiq.  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 and best pieces, although a few inferior specimens were still around.   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, and damage is very minimal.   The specimen is a mound of crystals, with crystals on all sides of the piece.    Much better in person, these are classic, superior specimens from a one time find of limited extent.  Searching the internet, I have found a few of these in miniature to small cabinet sizes for over $1,000.   This one had some excess matrix which had to be trimmed off with a trim saw, so there is a small 2 cm or so saw mark on one edge of the base, visible in this photo on the base of the specimen  
JC9943.  Another view.  
JC9943.  Another view.  
JC11978.  Erythrite.    Bou Azzer district, Dra-Tafilalet Region, Morocco.   2.5 x 4 cm 25g with stand.  $250.00.   A very nice miniature.  A group on matrix that displays very well.   Color is better in reality...camera could not get the color quite right.  
JC11978.  With black background.  Didn't notice the dust until the camera caught it.   
JC11978.  With black background.  Didn't notice the dust until the camera caught it.
JC11978.  Back side.  
JC11978.  Back side.  
JC11978.  Side view. 
JC11978.  Side view.