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JC2052.  Fluorite.  Fluorspar King mine, Montgomery Pass, Mineral County, Nevada.  3.8 x 6.3 cm   85g   $10.00  Solid mass of colorless fluorite cubes with bright luster, I collected this one in 1990.       
JC2052.  Close up. 
JC9248.  Schorl.   Antelope lake, Indian valley, Plumas county, California.    2 x 3 x 3 cm  20g.  $7.00    I collected these from a quartz pegmatite that had some of these frozen in the quartz and not easily removed.   Location is actually about 1 mile southwest of Antelope lake.    Collected in 2015.   
JC9248.  View of termination. 
JC9249.   Schorl.   Antelope lake, Indian valley, Plumas county, California.   3 x 3.5 x 4 cm  84g.  $10.00  I collected these from a quartz pegmatite that had some of these frozen in the quartz and not easily removed.   Location is actually about 1 mile southwest of Antelope lake.    Collected in 2015.   
JC9249.   view of termination.
JC10187.  Melanite.  Serpentine dome, New Idria district, San Benito county, California.   5.5 x 8.5 cm  243g  $150.00  Unusual and scarce from this location are the larger, black melanites on this light colored matrix.   Crystals are much larger (up to 7mm) than the usual solid druses of crystals seen.    Ex:  A.L. (Al) McGuiness, Ex: Chuck Trantham collections.   Collected 4-17-78.  The area where these come from has been heavily collected over the years, and no new specimens have come out for several years now.   Part of the problem is that the Bureau of Land Management closed the area several years ago.    These have become classic specimens in the meanwhile.    RESERVED
JC10187.  Another view. 
JC10187.  Another view.
JC10187.  Another view.
JC10187.  Another view.
JC10848 Azurite, malachite.  Liufengshan mine, Chichi county, Chizhou prefecture, Anhui province, China.  3.8 x 5.5 cm  114g.  $25.00.   Bright sparkly crystals in vug opening.    RESERVED
JC10848.   Another view.  
JC10850.  Fluorite, quartz.  Yongchun county, Fujian, China.    6 x 7 cm   229g.  $30.00   Blue crystals on drusy smoky quartz.  Crystals have a dull satin luster.  There has been some discussion that these blue fluorites have been irradiated to get this blue color, so this is a possibility.   RESERVED
JC10850.   Close up view. 
JC10851.  Fluorite.  Xianghuapu mine, Hunan province, China.   5.5 x 6 x 11 cm   555g.  $30.00.   Bright luster, glassy crystals with an odd, sort of green/gray color with hints of blue and purple.  
JC10851.  Another view. 
JC10851.  Another view. 
JC10852Fluorite, quartz.  Yongchun county, Fujian, China.   6 x 9.5 cm   235g.  $35.00   Blue crystals on drusy smoky quartz.  Crystals have a dull satin luster.  There has been some discussion that these blue fluorites have been irradiated to get this blue color, so this is a possibility. 
JC10852.  A closer view. 
JC10853.  Fluorite, quartz.  Yongchun county, Fujian, China.   5.5 x 7 cm  204g.  $30.00   Blue crystals on drusy smoky quartz.  Crystals have a dull satin luster.  There has been some discussion that these blue fluorites have been irradiated to get this blue color, so this is a possibility. 
JC10853.  Closer view.  
JC10855.   Fluorite.  Xianghuapu mine, Hunan province, China.      8 x 11 cm  285g.  $30.00  Bright luster, glassy crystals with an odd, sort of green/gray color with hints of blue and purple.  
JC10855.  Closer view. 
JC10856.  Fluorite.  Yiwu, Jinhua, Zhejiang, China.   7 x 8.5 cm  429g.  $68.00.   Pretty green fluorite octahedrons, with some small secondary fluorites on the basal area...they are very pale lilac, which doesn't show in the photos.    RESERVED
JC10856.   Another view. 
JC10856.  Closer view.  
JC10857.  Fluorite.  Xianghuapu mine, Hunan province, China    7 x 11 cm    534g.  $30.00   Bright luster, glassy crystals with an odd, sort of green/gray color with hints of blue and purple.  
JC10857.   Close up view. 
JC10858.  Fluorite, quartz.  Xia Yang mine, Yongchun county, Quanzhou, Fujian, China.  9 x 18.5 cm  997g.  $145.00   Clear fluorite crystals with interior purple phantoms.  Pretty and somewhat unusual.   
JC10858.  Closer view.  
JC10858.   Closer view. 
JC10858.  Closer view. 
JC10858.  You can see in this view how transparent the fluorites are, and how the purple core shows up.  
JC10859.  Pyromorphite, Pfingstwiese mine, Bad Ems, Bad Ems - Nassau, Rhein-Lahn district, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.  5.5 x 9.5 cm  156g.  $125.00.   Olive green, acicular crystals on quartzose matrix.   There are a lot of crystals present, and some of them are broken, not unusual for specimens of this type. 
JC10859.   Top view.  
JC10859.   Close up view.  
JC10859.  Close up view. 
JC10861.  Hydroboracite.  Kohnstein quarry, Niedersachswerfen, Harztor, Nordhausen district, Thuringia, Germany.   9 x 12 cm  677g.  $100.00.   A relatively rare mineral, this is the premier location for these specimens.   White to water clear crystals.  
JC10861.   Close up view. 
JC10861.  Somewhat wider close up view.  
JC10863.   Dioptase, duftite?  N'tola mine, Mindouli, Mindouli district, Pool department, Republic of the Congo.   4.5 x 8 cm  151g. $125.00    Brilliant dioptase green crystals with what appears to be a slight dusting of duftite in one area.     Sawn base.
JC10863.  Closer view. 
JC10863.   Close up view.  
JC10864.  Olivenite.  Tazalarht mining area, Taroudant province, Souss-Massa region, Morocco.  7 x 10.5 cm  252g.  $200.00.   A very few of these made it to the market from this relatively new find of about a year ago.   Typical olive green crystals, quite acicular, coating most of the face of the specimen.   They are fairly lustrous.  
JC10864.  Close up view. 
JC10864.  Close up view.  All the little white specks are reflections off the 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. 
JC10872.  Crocoite.  Callenberg North open cut (No. 1), Callenberg, Zwickau district, Saxony, Germany.  3.5 x 4.5 cm  69g.  $58.00.   Dense coverage of dark red orange crystals.     RESERVED
JC10873.  Arsenopyrite, calcite.   Trepca Stan Terg mine, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovo.   8 x 13 cm  491g.  $40.00.   A dense coverage of slightly golden looking, bright arsenopyrite makes up most of the specimen.   Along the base are several much larger, silvery arsenopyrite crystals, not quite as nicely formed.  Along the bottom and on the back are some calcite crystals.     RESERVED
JC10873.   Close up view. 
JC10873.   Close up view of the bottom area.  
JC10874.  Stibnite, calcite.   Manciano, Grosseto province, Tuscany, Italy.   6.5 x 6.5 x 6.5 cm   300g.  $150.00     Nice group of fairly sharp crystals from this fairly well known Italian occurrence.  There are several partial/broken crystals, but for the most part is in good shape.  Crystals were etched out of calcite. 
JC10874.  Closer view.  
JC10875.  Melanite.  Serpentine dome, New Idria district, San Benito county, California.  7 x 8 cm  220g.  $38.00.    Druze of crystals across the face, with some micro crystals of clinochlore.  Sawn back.  
JC10875.   Closer view. 
JC10876.  Melanite.  Serpentine dome, New Idria district, San Benito county, California.  2.5 x 3.2 cm  26g.  $14.00.   Somewhat larger crystals on typical matrix.   Collected in 1978.   RESERVED
JC10877.  Melanite.  Serpentine dome, New Idria district, San Benito county, California.  2.5 x 3.5 cm  40g.  $12.00  Somewhat larger crystals on typical matrix.   Collected in 1978.   RESERVED
JC10878.  Schorl.   Antelope lake, Indian valley, Plumas county, California.   2.5 x 3.5 cm 53g.  $7.00  I collected these from a quartz pegmatite that had some of these frozen in the quartz and not easily removed.   Location is actually about 1 mile southwest of Antelope lake.    Collected in 2015.   
JC10878.  View of the termination.  
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.  
JC10881Creedite.  Qinglong Mine (Dachang Mine), Dachang Sb ore field, Qinglong County, Qianxinan, Guizhou, China 4.5 x 5 cm  40g.  $150.00.   Nice miniature with the front nearly completely covered with rounded masses of creedite crystals with a nice lavender color.    RESERVED
JC10881.  Another view.  
JC10881.  Close up view. 
JC10881.  Close up view.  
JC7505.     Cinnabar.   Almadén, Almadén mining district, Ciudad Real, Castile-La Mancha, Spain.   5 x 6 cm   76g.  $12.00.   Solid mass of red cinnabar, with country rock on the right edge.  Sawn base.   
JC10720.     Cinnabar.   Almadén, Almadén mining district, Ciudad Real, Castile-La Mancha, Spain.  5 x 5.5 cm  81g.  $10.00.   Solid mass of red cinnabar.  A bit sparkly, with crystal cleavages giving a bit of luster.  
JC10720.   Closer 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.   
JC10722.     Cinnabar.   Almadén, Almadén mining district, Ciudad Real, Castile-La Mancha, Spain.  3.5 x 5 cm  41g.  $8.00.  Solid mass of dark red cinnabar with a bit of darker country rock attached.   
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.  
JC10724.     Cinnabar.   Almadén, Almadén mining district, Ciudad Real, Castile-La Mancha, Spain.  4.5 x 4.5 cm  84g.  $10.00.  Solid mass of dark red cinnabar.  

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