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JC11325.   Calcite.  Black Jack (Ruby) mine, Imlay district, Pershing county, Nevada.  8 x 8 cm   158g.  $25.00  An old, obscure mercury mine, I visited in 1983, and found at the end of one adit, an old water course that was filled with cave type calcite, including many helictites, as well as crystalline calcite.  The calcite shows two generations, the first as a yellowish core, visible on some pieces, followed by brilliant, clear, gemmy calcite in various forms and crystals.  Some of the pieces show what appears to be a "faden" thread in which the calcite crystals formed in both directions.   A couple of pieces are showing the soda straw structure of stalactites,  with a hole down the middle that you can blow through. 

A mass of calcite crystals that was very lightly attached to the ceiling of the water course.  The point of attachment is quite small on the base of the piece, so it looks like a near floater.   Pretty and sparkly.

JC11327.   Calcite.  Black Jack (Ruby) mine, Imlay district, Pershing county, Nevada.  3.5 x 4 cm   20g.  $8.00   An old, obscure mercury mine, I visited in 1983, and found at the end of one adit, an old water course that was filled with cave type calcite, including many helictites, as well as crystalline calcite.  The calcite shows two generations, the first as a yellowish core, visible on some pieces, followed by brilliant, clear, gemmy calcite in various forms and crystals.  Some of the pieces show what appears to be a "faden" thread in which the calcite crystals formed in both directions.   A couple of pieces are showing the soda straw structure of stalactites,  with a hole down the middle that you can blow through.

Small helictite covered with clear calcite crystals.  

JC11328Calcite.  Black Jack (Ruby) mine, Imlay district, Pershing county, Nevada.  2.5 x 3.5 cm  14g.   $8.00   An old, obscure mercury mine, I visited in 1983, and found at the end of one adit, an old water course that was filled with cave type calcite, including many helictites, as well as crystalline calcite.  The calcite shows two generations, the first as a yellowish core, visible on some pieces, followed by brilliant, clear, gemmy calcite in various forms and crystals.  Some of the pieces show what appears to be a "faden" thread in which the calcite crystals formed in both directions.   A couple of pieces are showing the soda straw structure of stalactites,  with a hole down the middle that you can blow through.

Small helictite with a flower of calcite crystals on the end.  

JC11332.   Calcite.  Black Jack (Ruby) mine, Imlay district, Pershing county, Nevada.  5 x 6.5 cm   95g.  $22.00   An old, obscure mercury mine, I visited in 1983, and found at the end of one adit, an old water course that was filled with cave type calcite, including many helictites, as well as crystalline calcite.  The calcite shows two generations, the first as a yellowish core, visible on some pieces, followed by brilliant, clear, gemmy calcite in various forms and crystals.  Some of the pieces show what appears to be a "faden" thread in which the calcite crystals formed in both directions.   A couple of pieces are showing the soda straw structure of stalactites,  with a hole down the middle that you can blow through. 

A specimen with several helictites partially covered with gemmy calcite crystals.   The point of attachment where it was stuck to the wall of the water course is on the left end in this photo.   

JC11333.   Calcite.  Black Jack (Ruby) mine, Imlay district, Pershing county, Nevada.  4.5 x 5 x 8 cm  103g.   $20.00  An old, obscure mercury mine, I visited in 1983, and found at the end of one adit, an old water course that was filled with cave type calcite, including many helictites, as well as crystalline calcite.  The calcite shows two generations, the first as a yellowish core, visible on some pieces, followed by brilliant, clear, gemmy calcite in various forms and crystals.  Some of the pieces show what appears to be a "faden" thread in which the calcite crystals formed in both directions.   A couple of pieces are showing the soda straw structure of stalactites,  with a hole down the middle that you can blow through. 

A pale yellowish, I guess I would call it a speliothem, that was attached to the wall of the water course, which was followed by a second generation of bright, clear calcite crystals.  The point of attachment is the very bottom of the specimen in this view.    

JC11333.  Another view.
JC11333.  Another view.
JC11334.  Calcite.  Black Jack (Ruby) mine, Imlay district, Pershing county, Nevada.  7 x 8 cm  129g.   $18.00.   An old, obscure mercury mine, I visited in 1983, and found at the end of one adit, an old water course that was filled with cave type calcite, including many helictites, as well as crystalline calcite.  The calcite shows two generations, the first as a yellowish core, visible on some pieces, followed by brilliant, clear, gemmy calcite in various forms and crystals.  Some of the pieces show what appears to be a "faden" thread in which the calcite crystals formed in both directions.   A couple of pieces are showing the soda straw structure of stalactites,  with a hole down the middle that you can blow through.  

This one was found in loose rubble on the floor of the water course.  No clear point of attachment on it.  It sits on its own as shown.  Has a sort of blade like thin group of calcite crystals, crystallized all around on both sides, with a small sort of appendage, sticking out from the front, and more calcite crystals on the left side, all of it with a very pale yellow interior.  

JC11334.  Back side.  
JC11334.  Side view. 
JC11338Calcite.  Black Jack (Ruby) mine, Imlay district, Pershing county, Nevada.  3.5 x 4 cm  15g.  $8.00  An old, obscure mercury mine, I visited in 1983, and found at the end of one adit, an old water course that was filled with cave type calcite, including many helictites, as well as crystalline calcite.  The calcite shows two generations, the first as a yellowish core, visible on some pieces, followed by brilliant, clear, gemmy calcite in various forms and crystals.  Some of the pieces show what appears to be a "faden" thread in which the calcite crystals formed in both directions.   A couple of pieces are showing the soda straw structure of stalactites,  with a hole down the middle that you can blow through. 

No clear point of attachment on this little group of calcite crystal covered helictites.

JC11338.  Another view.  
JC11338.  Another view.
JC11342.   Calcite.  Black Jack (Ruby) mine, Imlay district, Pershing county, Nevada.  1.5 x 5 cm  17g.   $5.00.  An old, obscure mercury mine, I visited in 1983, and found at the end of one adit, an old water course that was filled with cave type calcite, including many helictites, as well as crystalline calcite.  The calcite shows two generations, the first as a yellowish core, visible on some pieces, followed by brilliant, clear, gemmy calcite in various forms and crystals.  Some of the pieces show what appears to be a "faden" thread in which the calcite crystals formed in both directions.   A couple of pieces are showing the soda straw structure of stalactites,  with a hole down the middle that you can blow through. 

 A little stalactite with calcite crystals growing on it. 

JC11344.   Calcite.  Black Jack (Ruby) mine, Imlay district, Pershing county, Nevada.  4 x 4.5 cm   28g.  $10.00  An old, obscure mercury mine, I visited in 1983, and found at the end of one adit, an old water course that was filled with cave type calcite, including many helictites, as well as crystalline calcite.  The calcite shows two generations, the first as a yellowish core, visible on some pieces, followed by brilliant, clear, gemmy calcite in various forms and crystals.  Some of the pieces show what appears to be a "faden" thread in which the calcite crystals formed in both directions.   A couple of pieces are showing the soda straw structure of stalactites,  with a hole down the middle that you can blow through. 

The point of attachment on this piece is on the end of the lower right, pale yellow, protrusion.   The piece is actually upside down in this photo, as the crystals were formed pointing down.

JC11347Calcite.  Black Jack (Ruby) mine, Imlay district, Pershing county, Nevada.  4 x 4 cm  35g.  $8.00  An old, obscure mercury mine, I visited in 1983, and found at the end of one adit, an old water course that was filled with cave type calcite, including many helictites, as well as crystalline calcite.  The calcite shows two generations, the first as a yellowish core, visible on some pieces, followed by brilliant, clear, gemmy calcite in various forms and crystals.  Some of the pieces show what appears to be a "faden" thread in which the calcite crystals formed in both directions.   A couple of pieces are showing the soda straw structure of stalactites,  with a hole down the middle that you can blow through. 

This one was so loosely attached to the ceiling, that when I touched it, it fell to the floor of the water course, so it has some minor dings to the tips of some of the crystals.  

JC11350Calcite.  Black Jack (Ruby) mine, Imlay district, Pershing county, Nevada.   3 x 4 x 7 cm.  106g.   $15.00   An old, obscure mercury mine, I visited in 1983, and found at the end of one adit, an old water course that was filled with cave type calcite, including many helictites, as well as crystalline calcite.  The calcite shows two generations, the first as a yellowish core, visible on some pieces, followed by brilliant, clear, gemmy calcite in various forms and crystals.  Some of the pieces show what appears to be a "faden" thread in which the calcite crystals formed in both directions.   A couple of pieces are showing the soda straw structure of stalactites,  with a hole down the middle that you can blow through. 

A group of odd shaped crystals.  

JC11350.  Another view.  
JC11356Calcite.  Black Jack (Ruby) mine, Imlay district, Pershing county, Nevada.  3.5 x 6.5 cm  34g.   $12.00.  An old, obscure mercury mine, I visited in 1983, and found at the end of one adit, an old water course that was filled with cave type calcite, including many helictites, as well as crystalline calcite.  The calcite shows two generations, the first as a yellowish core, visible on some pieces, followed by brilliant, clear, gemmy calcite in various forms and crystals.  Some of the pieces show what appears to be a "faden" thread in which the calcite crystals formed in both directions.   A couple of pieces are showing the soda straw structure of stalactites,  with a hole down the middle that you can blow through. 

This one was found on the floor of the water course.  There is no clear point of attachment, Although the right end in this photo looks likely, as it has a small hole in it.  Several little calcite growths, not sure I'd call them helictites, have grown over the pale yellow basal material.  

JC11356.  Another view.  
JC11378Calcite.  Black Jack (Ruby) mine, Imlay district, Pershing county, Nevada. 5 x 7.2 cm   150g.  $15.00   An old, obscure mercury mine, I visited in 1983, and found at the end of one adit, an old water course that was filled with cave type calcite, including many helictites, as well as crystalline calcite.  The calcite shows two generations, the first as a yellowish core, visible on some pieces, followed by brilliant, clear, gemmy calcite in various forms and crystals.  Some of the pieces show what appears to be a "faden" thread in which the calcite crystals formed in both directions.  

This one is a little different, as doesn't have the "sharks tooth" crystals typical of the calcite from the floor of the water course.  These are more rounded, and trying to be somewhat rhombohedra, they were from the side of the water course.   

JC11378.   Another view.  
JC11378.  Close up view. 
JC11378.  Close up view. 
JC11381Calcite.  Black Jack (Ruby) mine, Imlay district, Pershing county, Nevada.  7.5 x 9 cm  213g.  $20.00.   An old, obscure mercury mine, I visited in 1983, and found at the end of one adit, an old water course that was filled with cave type calcite, including many helictites, as well as crystalline calcite.  The calcite shows two generations, the first as a yellowish core, visible on some pieces, followed by brilliant, clear, gemmy calcite in various forms and crystals.  Some of the pieces show what appears to be a "faden" thread in which the calcite crystals formed in both directions.  

From the side of the water course is this piece completely covered with small sparkly modified calcite crystals that are larger on the top, and have the appearance of somewhat stubby "sharks tooth" like crystals...modified scalenohedral crystals.

JC11381.  Slightly different angle.  
JC11381.  Another view.  
JC11381.  Close up view. 
JC11382Calcite.  Black Jack (Ruby) mine, Imlay district, Pershing county, Nevada.  6 x 8 cm  192g.  $18.00.   An old, obscure mercury mine, I visited in 1983, and found at the end of one adit, an old water course that was filled with cave type calcite, including many helictites, as well as crystalline calcite.  The calcite shows two generations, the first as a yellowish core, visible on some pieces, followed by brilliant, clear, gemmy calcite in various forms and crystals.  Some of the pieces show what appears to be a "faden" thread in which the calcite crystals formed in both directions.  

From the back of the water course were these somewhat duller, more satin like luster, highly modified scalenohedra.   I only collected a few of these, as the luster is not as bright as the ones from the other areas of the water course.  

JC11382.  Another view. 
JC11382.  Close up view.  
JC11386Calcite.  Black Jack (Ruby) mine, Imlay district, Pershing county, Nevada.  8 x 9 cm  288g.   $25.00.   An old, obscure mercury mine, I visited in 1983, and found at the end of one adit, an old water course that was filled with cave type calcite, including many helictites, as well as crystalline calcite.  The calcite shows two generations, the first as a yellowish core, visible on some pieces, followed by brilliant, clear, gemmy calcite in various forms and crystals.  Some of the pieces show what appears to be a "faden" thread in which the calcite crystals formed in both directions.  

Collected from the side wall of the water course,  a solid mass of small crystals...more like a cave formation, with later stubby "shark tooth" like crystals. 

JC11386.   Close up view.  
JC11386.   Close up view.
JC11386.   Back side.    The point of attachment is on the bottom in this photo.  
JC11392.  Calcite.  Black Jack (Ruby) mine, Imlay district, Pershing county, Nevada.    3 x 6.5 cm  18g.  $12.00   An old, obscure mercury mine, I visited in 1983, and found at the end of one adit, an old water course that was filled with cave type calcite, including many helictites, as well as crystalline calcite.  The calcite shows two generations, the first as a yellowish core, visible on some pieces, followed by brilliant, clear, gemmy calcite in various forms and crystals. 

A thin flat plate covered with mostly the "sharks tooth" like crystals (modified scalenohedrons).  

JC11392.  Side view. 
JC11394.   Calcite.  Black Jack (Ruby) mine, Imlay district, Pershing county, Nevada.    2 x 3.5 cm   10g.  $8.00   An old, obscure mercury mine, I visited in 1983, and found at the end of one adit, an old water course that was filled with cave type calcite, including many helictites, as well as crystalline calcite.  The calcite shows two generations, the first as a yellowish core, visible on some pieces, followed by brilliant, clear, gemmy calcite in various forms and crystals. 
JC11394.  Another view.  
JC11395.   Calcite.  Black Jack (Ruby) mine, Imlay district, Pershing county, Nevada.     4 x 5 cm   54g.  $12.00   An old, obscure mercury mine, I visited in 1983, and found at the end of one adit, an old water course that was filled with cave type calcite, including many helictites, as well as crystalline calcite.  The calcite shows two generations, the first as a yellowish core, visible on some pieces, followed by brilliant, clear, gemmy calcite in various forms and crystals. 
JC11395.   Another view. 
JC11395.   Close up of the little spire visible in the top center of the 1st photo.    
JC11396.  Calcite.  Black Jack (Ruby) mine, Imlay district, Pershing county, Nevada.     3 x 6 cm   41g.  $10.00.  An old, obscure mercury mine, I visited in 1983, and found at the end of one adit, an old water course that was filled with cave type calcite, including many helictites, as well as crystalline calcite.  The calcite shows two generations, the first as a yellowish core, visible on some pieces, followed by brilliant, clear, gemmy calcite in various forms and crystals. 

Piece is covered with mostly the "sharks tooth" like crystals (modified scalenohedrons).  

JC11396.  Back side, with some damage near the center. 
JC11397.  Calcite.  Black Jack (Ruby) mine, Imlay district, Pershing county, Nevada.     5 x 6 cm   88g.  $12.00   An old, obscure mercury mine, I visited in 1983, and found at the end of one adit, an old water course that was filled with cave type calcite, including many helictites, as well as crystalline calcite.  The calcite shows two generations, the first as a yellowish core, visible on some pieces, followed by brilliant, clear, gemmy calcite in various forms and crystals. 

Highly modified crystals..not sure what the forms are.   Some sort of helictite like growths also present.  

JC11397.  Another view.  
JC11397.  Another view.  
JC11397.  Another view.  
JC11398.  Calcite.  Black Jack (Ruby) mine, Imlay district, Pershing county, Nevada.    5 x 7.5 cm  102g.  $15.00    An old, obscure mercury mine, I visited in 1983, and found at the end of one adit, an old water course that was filled with cave type calcite, including many helictites, as well as crystalline calcite.  The calcite shows two generations, the first as a yellowish core, visible on some pieces, followed by brilliant, clear, gemmy calcite in various forms and crystals. 

Piece is covered with mostly "sharks tooth" like crystals (modified scalenohedrons), as well as more blocky modified rhombohedral crystals.  

JC11398.   Another view.  Bit of damage on the back side. 
JC11398.  Side view.  
JC11399.  Calcite.  Black Jack (Ruby) mine, Imlay district, Pershing county, Nevada.     5 x 6.5 cm   91g.  $18.00   An old, obscure mercury mine, I visited in 1983, and found at the end of one adit, an old water course that was filled with cave type calcite, including many helictites, as well as crystalline calcite.  The calcite shows two generations, the first as a yellowish core, visible on some pieces, followed by brilliant, clear, gemmy calcite in various forms and crystals. 

Piece is covered with mostly squatty "sharks tooth" like crystals (modified scalenohedrons), as well as more blocky modified rhombohedral crystals.  

JC11399.   Another view.  
JC11399.   Another view.  
JC11399.   Close up.
JC11401.   Calcite.  Black Jack (Ruby) mine, Imlay district, Pershing county, Nevada.     4 x 5 cm  42g.  $12.00    An old, obscure mercury mine, I visited in 1983, and found at the end of one adit, an old water course that was filled with cave type calcite, including many helictites, as well as crystalline calcite.  The calcite shows two generations, the first as a yellowish core, visible on some pieces, followed by brilliant, clear, gemmy calcite in various forms and crystals. 

White, modified scalenohedrons.  

 

JC11401.   Side view.  
JC11401.  Another view. 
JC11402.   Calcite.  Black Jack (Ruby) mine, Imlay district, Pershing county, Nevada.     3.5 x 4.5 cm   39g.  $8.00   An old, obscure mercury mine, I visited in 1983, and found at the end of one adit, an old water course that was filled with cave type calcite, including many helictites, as well as crystalline calcite.  The calcite shows two generations, the first as a yellowish core, visible on some pieces, followed by brilliant, clear, gemmy calcite in various forms and crystals. 

Somewhat flattened, modified scalenohedrons.  

JC11402.   Another view. 
JC11403.    Calcite.  Black Jack (Ruby) mine, Imlay district, Pershing county, Nevada.     4 x 4 cm    50g.   $10.00  An old, obscure mercury mine, I visited in 1983, and found at the end of one adit, an old water course that was filled with cave type calcite, including many helictites, as well as crystalline calcite.  The calcite shows two generations, the first as a yellowish core, visible on some pieces, followed by brilliant, clear, gemmy calcite in various forms and crystals. 

Piece is covered with mostly the "sharks tooth" like crystals (modified scalenohedrons).   Some secondary tiny drusy crystals are also present.

JC11403.   Another view.  
JC11403.   Another view.  
JC11406Calcite.  Black Jack (Ruby) mine, Imlay district, Pershing county, Nevada.     4 x 7.5 cm  58g.  $18.00   An old, obscure mercury mine, I visited in 1983, and found at the end of one adit, an old water course that was filled with cave type calcite, including many helictites, as well as crystalline calcite.  The calcite shows two generations, the first as a yellowish core, visible on some pieces, followed by brilliant, clear, gemmy calcite in various forms and crystals. 

Piece is covered with mostly the "sharks tooth" like crystals (modified scalenohedrons).  

JC11406.   Back side.  
JC11406.  Another view. 
JC11406.  Another view. 
JC11407.  Calcite.  Black Jack (Ruby) mine, Imlay district, Pershing county, Nevada.     4 x 4.5 cm  54g.  $10.00   An old, obscure mercury mine, I visited in 1983, and found at the end of one adit, an old water course that was filled with cave type calcite, including many helictites, as well as crystalline calcite.  The calcite shows two generations, the first as a yellowish core, visible on some pieces, followed by brilliant, clear, gemmy calcite in various forms and crystals. 

Rather squatty modified scalenohedrons and some other forms?  A pretty little veil of small, gemmy crystals on one end.  

 

JC11407.  Another view, with a little veil of sparkly crystals on the top edge. 
JC11407.  Another view.  
JC11409.   Calcite.  Black Jack (Ruby) mine, Imlay district, Pershing county, Nevada.     5 x 6.5 cm  93g.  $18.00   An old, obscure mercury mine, I visited in 1983, and found at the end of one adit, an old water course that was filled with cave type calcite, including many helictites, as well as crystalline calcite.  The calcite shows two generations, the first as a yellowish core, visible on some pieces, followed by brilliant, clear, gemmy calcite in various forms and crystals. 

Rather squatty modified scalenohedrons and more sort of rounded rhombohedrons.   Nice gemmy crystals. 

JC11409.  Another view.  
JC11409.  Another view.  
JC11409.  Another view. 
JC11409.  Close up.  

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