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JC9099.   Azurite, malachite.  Khanong open pit, Sepon mine, Vilabouly district, Savannakhet province, Laos.  3 x 4.5 cm  26g.  $175.00.   A very nice miniature featuring a main crystal of the classic type from here.  The azurite was replaced by malachite and in turn coated with azurite, giving this great, vibrant, schiller like blue color.  There is a broken crystal in the front that shows the malachite rather clearly, and a crystal on the side that is both malachite and azurite. 
JC9099.  Slightly different angle. 
JC9099.  Back side.  
JC9100.     Azurite, malachite.  Khanong open pit, Sepon mine, Vilabouly district, Savannakhet province, Laos. 5 x 5 cm 74g.  $50.00    Sawn back and base.  Several crystals of the classic type from here, with the azurite crystals replaced by malachite and then recoated with azurite.  Some of the crystals are damaged as can be seen on the top left.  
JC9101   Azurite, malachite.  Khanong open pit, Sepon mine, Vilabouly district, Savannakhet province, Laos. 5 x 8.5 cm   261g.  $125.00.   Classic, bladed, thin crystals, featuring several crystals of the classic type from here.  The azurite was replaced by malachite and in turn coated with azurite. In this specimen the azurites appear to be altering back to malachite, or the azurite never completely covered the replaced crystals.   There is some damage along the top edge.   The crystals are fairly dark, and a tough specimen to photograph.   Some of the crystals are completely replaced by malachite, and some are partially replaced by malachite.   The crystal in the far back is 2.5 cm in size. 
JC9101.  Closer view.  The center crystal is 2 cm across.
JC9101.  Another view. 
JC9101.  Slightly oblique view.  
JC9762.  Vanadinite.  Touissit, Touissit-Bou Beker mining district, Jerada Province, Oriental Region, Morocco.  6.5 x 10 cm  281g.  $100.00.   Typical specimen on a somewhat porous matrix, with tan/olive crystals.  Damage to some of the crystals on the extreme right center, a small knob that sticks out slightly.  Main body is damage free to naked eye.  

 

JC9762.  Close up of top.  
JC9762.   Close up of center.  The damaged area is extreme right side, center.  
JC9762.  Close up of lower area crystals. 
JC9075.  Wulfenite, mimetite.  Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico.   9 x 12 cm  311g.  $50.00.   A recent (2017?) new find, some with fairly large crystals with much higher prices of course.  This piece is composed of needle like mimetite crystals heavily coating the matrix, with numerous small yellow/yellow orange wulfenite crystals scattered throughout.  
JC9075.   A close up view
JC9075.   A close up view
JC9075.   A close up view
JC9295.    Azurite.  Milpillas mine, Cuitaca, Municipio de Cananea, Sonora, Mexico.  5 x 6 cm  86g.  $100.00.  Small cabinet specimen of brilliant blue crystals.  The sort of gravelly looking area in the center is where a piece of the breccia in the pocket left its mark.  The breccia piece is now gone, leaving the flat area where the crystal grew against it.  
JC9295.  Another view.  Slightly different angle
JC10503.  Adamite, calcite.  Ojuela mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico.   7 x 8 cm  293g.  $42.00.   Pale yellow crystals, bright luster, better in person.  
JC10503.   Closer view.  
JC10504.  Adamite.  Ojuela mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico.   5 x 7 cm  135g.  $38.00.  Bright, pale yellow, to grayish white, clear crystals.  
JC10504.  Closer view.  
JC10505.  Brucite.  Kharan district, Balochistan, Pakistan.  7.5 x 8 cm.   45g.   $140.00.  Brilliant yellow, sort of bubbly botryoidal.  From the recent find.   RESERVED
JC10505.  Closer view.  
JC10506.  Adamite.  Ojuela mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico.   8 x 8 cm   467g.  $35.00.   Pale yellow, sparkly, gemmy crystals.  Better in person. 
JC10506.  Closer view.  
JC10507.  Mimetite, wulfenite.  Ojuela mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico.  5.5 x 8.5 cm  166g.   $40.00.  Light yellow mimetite, with light yellow wulfenite crystals interspersed.  
JC10507.  Closer view.  
JC10507.  Closer view.  
JC10508.  Conichalcite, calcite.  Ojuela mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico.  5 x 7.5 cm  147g.  $30.00.   Bright green conichalcite, with a gob of calcite in the front.   The calcite is damaged as seen.   
JC10509.  Mimetite.  Ojuela mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico.   7.5 x 10.5 cm  290g.  $75.00.   Botryoidal, lime green, with hints of yellow and olive.   These came out in late 2018, and no more since.      RESERVED
JC10509.   Closer view. 
JC10509.  Closer view. 
JC10510.  Mimetite, barite.  Ojuela mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico.   7.5 x 9 cm.   327g.   $48.00.   Botryoidal, lime green mimetite with small bladed barites concentrated near the center.    These came out in late 2018, and no more since.  RESERVED
JC10510.  Close up of the barite crystals. 
JC10511.  Mimetite, barite.  Ojuela mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico.   5 x 5 cm  $15.00.   Botryoidal lime green mimetite with beige barite crystals.  These came out in late 2018, and no more since.     RESERVED
JC10512.  Mimetite, barite.  Ojuela mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico.   5 x 7 cm  95g.  $48.00.      Botryoidal lime green mimetite with beige barite crystals.  These came out in late 2018, and no more since   RESERVED
JC10512.  Another view. 
JC10513.  Mimetite, barite, galena.  Ojuela mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico.  4.5 x 9 cm  365g.  $58.00.   Lime green botryoidal mimetite on a galena matrix.  First one I've seen with a galena matrix.   Sparse barite crystals here and there.     RESERVED
JC10513.  Close up view.   
JC10514.  Vanadinite.  San Antonio Mine, Chimenea Cox, level 4, East Camp, Santa Eulalia District, Municipio Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua Mexico.  13.5 x 15 cm  >1000g.  $300.00.   Aggregates of crystals, showing an unusual crystalline shape for Vanadinite, with a prism and an acute dipyramid. They have very well defined faces and edges, a creamy olive color.   Collected in 2011, these were a single find.  The photos do not do this one justice.  A very large and fine specimen from this limited find.   
JC10514.  Another view. 
JC10514.  Close up. 
JC10514.  Close up
JC10514.  Close up.  
JC10515.  Pyromorphite.   La Vidale mine, Aspričres, Aveyron, Occitanie, France.  4.5 x 6 cm  178g.  $95.00.    Yellow green waxy, almost botryoidal pyromorphite.   
JC10515.  Closer view.  
JC8352.   Hematite.  Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno province, Tuscany, Italy.  5.5 x 11 cm  361g.  $50.00.   A vug in the center has many bright, blue-steel looking blades of hematite in it.  A tough specimen to photograph as it is highly reflective.  All of the white areas are actually reflected light off brilliant hematite cleavages.  The entire specimen is composed of hematite.     
JC8352.  Close up of pocket with bladed hematite crystals. 
JC3686.  Stibnite.  Wuning mine, South side of Xiushui river, near Qingjian village, Mt. Tuobei, Wuning County, Jiangxi, China.  2.5 cm x 15.2 cm.   109g.   $125.00    Brilliant, steely crystals with good terminations.  On the horizontal photos below I rotated the specimen completely around so both the front, back, and sides of the crystal are shown.  RESERVED
JC3686.  Horizontal view.  
JC3686.  Horizontal view.  
JC3686.  Horizontal view.  
JC3686.  Horizontal view.  
JC3686.  Horizontal view.  Closer view of the photo above this one.  There is one broken area on the side of the crystal, and it is visible in this photo on the right end, very top of the photo.     
JC3686.  Vertical view.  The left photo is a close up of the central and lower part of the crystals.  The photo on the right is the same view, but of the whole crystal.   The reddish tint is a reflection of my shirt...should have worn a black shirt I guess when taking the photos. 
JC3686.  View of the side of the crystal showing the front part of the broken crystal or cleavage face of a now gone crystal or partial crystal.  
JC10334.  Sphalerite, quartz.  Cumberland mine, Smith county, Tennessee.     5 x 7 cm  187g.   $50.00.  A somewhat older piece from the 1970's.    A bit different as the sphalerite is on a matrix of sparkly drusy quartz.    RESERVED

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