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JC11891.   Pyrite.  Liuzhou, Guangxi, China OR Wuzhou, Guangxi, China.  8 x 9.5 cm   786g.  $90.00  Bright luster, somewhat more so than the photo shows.  Front and back views.   RESERVED
JC11891.  Back side. 
JC11891.  Back side.  
JC11892.   Wulfenite, calcite.  Sierra de Los Lamentos, Ahumada municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico.  5 x 5.5 x 9 cm 382g.  $180.00.   One of the early ones found here.  Light caramel color crystals heavily investing the entire specimens.  There are a couple of minor bruise spots here and there, but they do not detract from the specimen.  Minor calcite in between the crystals here and there.     I took photos, below, of all sides of the piece.  
JC11892.    Another view.  
JC11892.    Another view. 
JC11892.    Another view. 
JC11892.    Another view. 
JC11892.    A view of one end. 
JC11892.    Another view. 
JC11893.   Barite.  Washington county, Missouri. 6.5 x 7.5 cm 293g  $35.00.   Label says “Russet crested, Platte River, MO.” No such location as Russet or Russet crested.  There are numerous old barite mines in Washington county, so this is probably a locality known to the locals.    The rust color is not as strong as the photo shows, specimen over all is slightly off white.   
JC11893.  Another view. 
JC11894.   Barite.  Kunming, Yunnan, China.  9 x 11 cm 416g   $275.00.   Although the label says Guizhou, this is completely different from any barites I've seen from that area.  Kunming has produced identical pieces, so this is much more likely.  This collection I acquired has had a few label issues, and I think this is one.  Beautiful, clear, gemmy, chisel shaped barite crystals on a flat plate.  
JC11894.  Oblique angle. 
JC11894.  Vertical view.   
JC11895.   Fluorite.  Xianghualing Mine (Hsianghualing Mine), Xianghualing Sn-polymetallic ore field, Linwu Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China.  8 x 11 cm   552g.  $75.00.    A large, very pale ice green crystal group.    A few dings here and there.  
JC11895.  Another view.  
JC11895.  Another view. 
JC11896.  Ferberite.   Tae Hwa Mine, Neungam-ri (Neung Am-ri; Noungam-ri), Angseong-myeon, Chungju City, North Chungcheong Province, South Korea.  12.5 cm Tall.    900g   $90.00.   A very large partial crystal of ferberite.    RESERVED
JC11896.  Another view. 
JC11896.  Another view.
JC11897.  Scheelite, muscovite, apatite.  Mt. Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Mianyang Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China.   6 x 13 cm 296g   $1,200.00  Something you just don't see anymore  on the market are these older specimens of the first scheelite to come out of Pingwu...brilliant, dark orange scheelite crystals on silvery muscovite.   A fine specimen.   A little pink apatite helps add to the piece.     RESERVED
JC11897.   Closer view, left side.     Apatite crystal on the lower left.  
JC11897.  Closer view, right side.  
JC11898.  Cinnabar.  Almaden, Almaden district, Ciudad Real, Castile-La Mancha, Spain.   11 x 16 cm    >1000g.  $100.00.   A very large hunk of cinnabar ore from Almaden.  
JC11898.   Another view.  
JC11899A.  Stibnite.  Wuning mine (Wuling Mine; Qingjiang Mine), Qingjiang, Wuning Co., Jiujiang, Jiangxi, China.  7 x 15 cm 118g.  $200.00.  Beautiful group of tall acicular crystals with great luster. 
JC11899A.   Another view.   
JC11899A.   Another view.   
JC11899A.  Close up of main vertical crystal. 
JC11899A.  Close up of lower part of specimen. 
JC11899.  Wolframite, quartz, fluorite.  Yaogangxian Mine, Yaogangxian W-Sn ore field, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China.   6 x 7 x 15 cm 778g.  $300.00   Good piece with several, brilliant luster, somewhat stubby wolframite crystals nestled amongst several quartz crystals.  The quartz crystal on the extreme right in this photo has a damaged termination.   A couple of light purple fluorite crystals are also present.
JC11899.  Another view. 
JC11899.  Another view. 
JC11899.  Another view. 
JC11899.  Another view. 
JC11899.  Another view. 
JC11899.  Another view. 
JC11900.  Rhodochrosite.  Boldut Mine, Cavnic, Maramure , Romania.  6 x 6 cm 190g.  $95.00.  Delicate pink wormlike aggregate of crystals.   Pretty.  
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. 
JC11902.  Gaudefroyite, andradidte.  N'Chwaning II Mine, Kuruman, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa.   4 x 5 cm 37g   $165.00.   Nice group of this rare mineral, with some micro crystalline reddish andradite present.     RESERVED
JC11902.   Closer view.  
JC11903.    Topaz.  Fazenda Concórdia pegmatite (Mimoso do Sul Mine), Mimoso do Sul, Espírito Santo, Brazil.  5 x 6.5 cm 172g  $150.00.  A rather modified topaz crystal, complete and doubly terminated.  It has crevices and small holes that have clay down in them.    I hit it with a water gun, and had minor results.  The clay is really down in there.   Interesting piece with all the modifications.  Bright luster for the most part.  
JC11903.  Another view. 
JC11903.  Another view. 
JC11903.  Another view. 
JC11903.  Another view, showing termination.   . 
JC11903.  Another view. 
JC11904.  Apophyllite, stilbite, and ?   Jalgoan, India.  5 x 6 cm 49g  $75.00.  Cute small cabinet with light green apophyllite crystals perched in the middle.  
JC11904.  Another view. 
JC11904.  Another view.
JC11905.  Sphalerite.   Shuikoushan, Hengyang, Hunan, China.  4 x 6 cm 171g.  $40.00.  Large, complex, dark reddish amber crystal on a bit of matrix.  
JC11905.  Another view. 
JC11905.  Another view.
JC11906. Limonite after pyrite.   Gachala Municipality, Cundinamarca Dept., Colombia.  3 x 4.5 x 4.5 cm 190g  $100.00     Pyrite "iron cross twin" specimen that was collected from the Guavió-Guatéque Mining District of Colombia. These twinned pyrite crystals are pentagonal dodecahedrons that underwent surface alteration to goethite, giving the exterior of the crystals their dark color.   These came out around 2007 as I understand it.   
JC11906.  Another view. 
JC11906.  Another view. 
JC11906.  Another view. 
JC11907. Azurite.   Liufengshan Mine, Guichi District, Chizhou, Anhui, China.  3 x 6.5 cm 64g.  $40.00  Sparkly, rather blocky crystals.  
JC11907.  Closer view.  
JC11908.  Sulfur.  El Desierto mine, San Pablo de Napa, Daniel Campos Province, Potosí, Bolivia.  3 x 6 cm 41g.  $75.00  Bright yellow, nearly transparent crystals.  
JC11908.   Vertical view. 
JC11908A.  Malachite.  Congo.  6.5 x 6.5 cm   398g.  $35.00   A polished knob of malachite. 
JC11909.  Colemanite.  Billie Mine, Ryan, Furnace Creek Mining District (Furnace Creek Borate Mining District), Inyo County, California.  5 x 6 cm 91g.  $60.00    Nice little group from this closed mine.    RESERVED
JC11909.  Another view.  
JC11910.  Smithsonite.  Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Namibia.  2.5 x 4 cm 39g   $50.00   A bright and lustrous  light pink group of crystals.    The camera had trouble capturing the exact color.       RESERVED
JC11910.  Another view.  Crystal are lighter pink than the camera shows.  
 JC11911.   Bournonite.   Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China   4.5 x 7 cm 225g  $255.00   A large and brilliant partial crystal.  
JC11911.  Another view. 
JC11911.  Another view. 
JC11912.  Realgar, calcite.  Shimen Mine, Jiepaiyu, Hunan Province, China.  4 x 6.5 cm 84g.  $300.00.   Beautiful complete crystal on a calcite crystal.   
JC11912.  Another view.   
JC11912.  Another view. 
JC12358.  Heulandite.  Rat's Nest claim, Bayhorse district, nr. Challis, Custer county, Idaho.  5 x 6.5 cm 80g.  $35.00   Group of light pinkish crystals on mordenite.    
JC12358.  Another view.
JC12364.  Cuprite.  Onganja mine, Helen Farm 235, Seeis, Windhoek Rural, Khomas region, Namibia.   81.9 carats.  About 2.5 cm across.  $3,000.    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. 

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