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JC2605.   Azurite, malachite.  Liufengshan mine, Chichi county, Chizhou prefecture, Anhui province, China.  5.7 x 9.5 cm  191g.  $175.00.   Brilliant, somewhat acicular crystals of gemmy blue crystals.  Nice specimen.  A cut above the average for specimens from here.   From the first finds several years ago. 
JC2605.  Another view.  
JC2605.  Closer view.  Crystals are bluer than the photo would indicate. 
JC2605.  Closer view.  Crystals are bluer than the photo would indicate. 
JC3404.  Azurite, malachite.  Liufengshan mine, Chichi county, Chizhou prefecture, Anhui province, China.  3.5 x 5.5 cm  87g.  $65.00.   Bright rosettes of crystals on malachite.  There is very minor rubbing of the malachite as can be seen in this photo.     From the first finds several years ago. 
JC3404.  Closer view.  
JC3465.    Azurite, malachite.  Liufengshan mine, Chichi county, Chizhou prefecture, Anhui province, China.  4.5  x 6 cm.  136g.   $85.00.   Bright blue blades of azurite on velvety malachite.   From the first finds several years ago. 
JC3465.  Side view.  
JC3465.  Close up view. 
JC5009.  Tetrahedrite, calcite.  Casapalca, Huarochiri prov., Lima dept., Peru.  8 x 10 cm  722g.  $45.00.  This one is tough to photograph.  It consists of large (2.5 cm +) tetrahedrite crystals as the primary growth of tetrahedrite, followed by a 2nd growth of tetrahedrite crystals as small crystals coating the larger crystals.    Crowley coll.#1058.  Collected prior to 1993.   Looks much better in person.  Lots of sparkle from the tetrahedrites.  
JC5009.  Slightly different angle.  Some of the 2.5+ cm tetrahedrite primary crystals can be seen on the upper right.  
JC5009.   The larger 2.5+cm tetrahedrite crystals can be seen on the upper right, and the edge of another in the center to the right of the calcite.  
JC5009.   Close up view of the larger tetrahedrites on the upper right.  
JC5009.   I angled the specimen a bit to show the larger tetrahedrites on the upper left in this photo.  
JC5009.  Whole view of the specimen
JC5009.  Another angle  
JC5009.  Closer view of the larger crystals. 
JC6954.   Smithsonite.  Buena Tierra ramp, area 45, West Camp, Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico.  8.5 x 12 cm  704g.  $185.00    Glassy light gray with a hint of blue crystals.  It appears that there is a very thin secondary coating of a colorless, transparent, other mineral on some of the botryoids of smithsonite giving it the brilliant luster in places.  Possibly anglesite or calcite.  Sawn back.   Some damage in the front where the specimen was chiseled out of its place in the mine.   
JC6954.  Another slightly different angle.   
JC6954.   Close up view of the top botryoid of smithsonite.  
JC6959.   Vanadinite.  San Antonio mine, Cock's orebody, Level 4, East Camp, Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico.   6 x 7 cm  107g.  $125.00.   Somewhat more orangish, nice sparkle to these.    These came out in 2011 or 2012 as I understand it.   A single limited find.  These are pretty much gone from the sales world now.   No more have been found since the original discovery of these.   Very unusual crystal shapes on these vanadinites, sort of spindle shaped.  
JC6959.   Close up view. 
JC6959.   Close up view.  
JC6959.  Close up view. 
JC6960.    Vanadinite.  San Antonio mine, Cock's orebody, Level 4, East Camp, Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico.   5.5 x 7.8 cm  265g.  $250.00.   Brownish green crystals; a nearly solid mass of crystals with the terminations on the reverse side.     These came out around 2011 or 2012 as I understand it.   Very unusual crystal shapes, sort of spindle shape.   A limited find, no more like this have come out since the original find. 
JC6960.  Slightly different angle.  
JC6960.   Close up view. 
JC6960.   Close up view. 
JC6960.   Back side.  
JC6964.   Arsenopyrite, loellingite, fluorite.  Huanggang mine, Keshiketeng Qi, Chifeng, Inner Mongolia autonomous republic, China     5.5 x 7.5 x 6 cm tall. $135.00     Bright sparkling arsenopyrite is coating the loellingite blades.  Implanted on the arsenopyrite are a few octahedral colorless fluorite crystals.  Minor calcite is shown as white patches on the specimen and appear etched, so I'm guessing the specimen has been acid etched to get rid of much calcite as possible. 
JC6964.   Another view.  
JC6964.  Another view...you can see the octahedral shape on the fluorite with the crystal on the left side.  
JC6964.   Another view.  
JC6964.  Another view.  Hard to see in the photos is the octahedral shape of the fluorite crystals. 
JC6964.   Close up view. 
JC6965.   Arsenopyrite, ilvaite.    Huanggang mine, Keshiketeng Qi, Chifeng, Inner Mongolia autonomous republic, China   9.5 x 9.5 cm   >1000g.  $175.00.   Initially fairly common, these rounded masses of arsenopyrite coating ilvaite crystals are pretty much gone from the market now.   Very unusual arsenopyrite.   The ilvaite crystals are the black area in the center.   I took several shots rotating the specimen from different angles.  On two of the larger arsenopyrite rounded masses is a small area of a silvery mineral different than arsenopyrite.   It hasn't been analyzed to see what it is.   
JC6965.   Another view. 
JC6965.   Another view.
JC6965.   Another view.
JC6965.   Another view.
JC7212.  Sphalerite, chalcopyrite.  Joplin area, Tri-state district, Missouri.  5 x 8 cm  295g.  $40.00.  An oldie from the 1960's.   A near floater group of sphalerite  Crowley collection #:723   Several compound crystals aggregated together into one long specimen.   I took shots of all sides.  
JC7212.  Another view. 
JC7212.  Closer view.   One of the crystal aggregates.   Small chalcopyrites are scattered around. 
JC7212.  Another view.
JC7212.   Close up view.
JC7212.  Another view.
JC7235.    Prehnite.  Jjouga, Benduko, Kayes region, Mali.  10.5 cm tall stalactite.  $40.00.   Pale green as shown.  Not lustrous.
JC7235.  Close up view.  
JC7271.   Sphalerite.  Trepca complex, Trepca valley, Mitrovica, Mitrovica district, Kosovo.  6.5 x 9.5 cm  304g.  $120.00   A plate of brilliant, black sphalerite crystals.  There is rubbing on a few of the crystals, and can be seen as the brown color on the edges of some crysstals.   A very pretty and showy piece.  
JC7271.  Another view.  
JC7271.  Close up view.  
JC7271.  Close up view.  
JC7715.   Barite, quartz.  Murray mine, Independence Mountains district, Elko county, Nevada.   6.5 x 8 cm  273g.  $50.00.   One of the rare specimens from this now closed for several years Murray mine.  Collected by Casey Jones when the mine was active.  A single good pocket of barite with drusy quartz (called the Sugar Bowl pocket) was found.  This is one of the specimens from that find.   There is bruising on some of the crystals as can be seen in the photos.  A relatively rare specimen.  No more have come out from the closed mine.  A complete floater, with nice crystals on the back also. 
JC7715.  Close up of the barite coated with drusy quartz.  
JC7715.  Back side. 
JC7836.  Goshenite, schorl.    Erongo mountains, Karibib constituency, Erongo region, Namibia.   A 4 cm tall crystal, with a brilliant luster, flat termination.   $30.00
JC7836.  Back side. 
JC7874.   Barite.  Meikle mine, Goldstrike mines, Bootstrap district, Elko county, Nevada.   8 x 10 cm  451g.  $40.00   Plate of light golden yellow crystals.  Two damaged crystals and some rubbing on the high point near the right center.  The rubbing is hard to see.  The main broken crystal is visible in the close up below.  
JC7874.  Another view.  
JC7874.   Close up view.
JC7874.   Close up view.
JC7973.   Spessartine.  Tomboarivo, Sahanivotry Manandona, Antsirabe II, Vakinankaratra, Madagascar.    2.5 x 2.5 cm.  A 14mm crystal, with good burgundy internal reflections.   $18.00

 

JC7973.   Close up. 
JC9480.  Pyromorphite.  Herdorf, Siegerland, Rhineland Palatinate, Germany.   8 x 10 cm  408g. $289.00 Up to 1.5 cm crystals, average 1 cm.  Color is a beige to gray.  A few broken crystals are present.  This is from the Kay Robertson collection, and she purchased the specimen from Sol Shale in 1967.   The location is a bit of a question.  Kay's label gives the Wolf mine as the locality, and this seems pretty unlikely as pyromorphite is not recorded from there.   Another possibility in this district is the San Fernando mine.   Large crystals for either location.  Kaye had two specimens like this, one about 15 cm and this one, both very similar to each other.    A real mystery specimen, I went through all 322 pages of pyromorphite photographs of specimens from around the world in Mindat, and none matched the two pieces Kaye had.    The larger piece, not shown here, had Kaye's Collection #5200.    Probably old-time material, but no proof.  Possible mines for this piece are the Quarries mine, Musen; the Victoria mine, Littfeld; and the New Hope mine, Wilnsdorf.  
JC9480.  Another view.
JC9480.  Another view.
JC9480.  Another view.
JC9480.  Another view.
JC9480.  Another 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. 
JC4019.  Vanadinite.  ACF mine area,  Mibladen, nr. Midelt, Khenifra Province, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco.   8 x 11.5 cm   240g.  $200.00  Red crystals on sandstone like matrix.  Crystals wrap around to the back side as can be seen in the last photo.  I purchased this one about 20 years ago.  
JC4019.  Closer view, upper left.  
JC4019.  Closer view, bottom right. 
JC4019.   Back side.  
JC6713.  Spessartine.  Haramosh mountains, Skardu district, Gilgit-Baltistan province, Pakistan.  4 x 7.5 cm  449g. with stand.  $125.00.   Wine red crystals coating the face of what appears to have been a seam in the pegmatite.  Some of the crystals are whole, and others appear to have interference growth faces on the crystals, where either other crystals grew against them, or the opposite side of the seam impinged on their growth.   Matrix is albite.   Colorful and displays nicely.  It is on a stand with hot glue/silicon as the attachment material. 
JC6713.   Another view showing the albite crystals with garnets in between.  
JC6713.   Close up view of the lower center.  
JC6713.   Close up view of the top of the display face.  
JC6713.   Close up of the side with the albite crystals and spessartines growing on them. 
JC9016.  Azurite, malachite pseudo after azurite.   Sepon mine, Viraboury district, Savannakhet province, Laos.   6 x 10 cm   479g  $295.00.   Somewhat thick bladed crystals of azurite, most of them partially or completely altered to malachite.    Purchased 2016.   Crowley collection #:  1778
JC9016.   Another view. 
JC9016.   Close up of the central area.
JC9016.  Close up of the top portion.  
JC10921.  Melanite, diopside.   Serpentine dome, New Idria district, San Benito county, California.   3.5 x 8.5 cm  65g.  $5.00.   Collected from an outcrop that has been completely removed about 3/4 mile west of the Benitoite mine.   Small acicular diopside crystals with scattered melanite crystals.   Collected in 1978.   
JC10921.  Close up view of the melanite.   
JC10926.  Quartz.  Hot Springs blowout, nr. Adam peak, east side Osgood mountains, Potosi district, Humboldt county, Nevada.   3.5 x 5 cm  49g   $7.00  These quartz crystals come from an old, and long since dormant hot spring occurrence on the east side of Adam peak.  Originally it was open to the air, and specimens could be collected from down in the throat of the dried up spring.  Many crystals were sand blasted on one side, where sand laden water surged against the crystals and literally rounded them off over time.   The occurrence is now filled in and any remaining crystals are deeply buried.   This is a good example of specimens from this rather unique occurrence.    A pale smoky, double terminated crystal.   Collected about 20 years ago.
JC10926.   Another view.  
JC10926.   Another view. 
JC10932Quartz.  Marshal canyon, East side Adam Peak, Osgood mountains, Potosi district, Humboldt county, Nevada.   4 x 6.5 x 7 cm tall.   123g.  $15.00  From a find in early 2000.  An alpine type vein in granite.  Minor muscovite in association.  A single pocket discovery.  Most specimens have minor damage here and there due to earthquake activity over the eons.  Light smoky, glassy crystal.      I thought I had sold all of these, but when I started going through my storage I found this flat.    These are the last of decent cabinet specimens from this find.     RESERVED
JC10932.   Another view. 
JC10932.   Another view. 
JC10933Quartz.  Marshal canyon, East side Adam Peak, Osgood mountains, Potosi district, Humboldt county, Nevada.  4.5 x 6 cm  120g.  $10.00.  A 4.5 cm main crystal.    From a find in early 2000.  An alpine type vein in granite.  Minor muscovite in association.  A single pocket discovery.  Most specimens have minor damage here and there due to earthquake activity over the eons.  Light smoky, glassy crystal.   I thought I had sold all of these, but when I started going through my storage I found this flat.    These are the last of decent cabinet specimens from this find.     RESERVED
JC10933.   Another view. 
JC10934.  Quartz.  Marshal canyon, East side Adam Peak, Osgood mountains, Potosi district, Humboldt county, Nevada.   5 x 5.5 cm  90g.  $10.00    From a find in early 2000.  An alpine type vein in granite.  Minor muscovite in association.  A single pocket discovery.  Most specimens have minor damage here and there due to earthquake activity over the eons.  Light smoky, glassy crystals.  The one on the upper right never formed properly.    I thought I had sold all of these, but when I started going through my storage I found this flat.    These are the last of decent cabinet specimens from this find. 
JC10935.  Quartz.  Marshal canyon, East side Adam Peak, Osgood mountains, Potosi district, Humboldt county, Nevada.   5 x 7 cm  166g.  $15.00    From a find in early 2000.  An alpine type vein in granite.  Minor muscovite in association.  A single pocket discovery.  Most specimens have minor damage here and there due to earthquake activity over the eons.  Light smoky, glassy, transparent crystals.   I thought I had sold all of these, but when I started going through my storage I found this flat.    These are the last of decent cabinet specimens from this find.     RESERVED
JC10935.   Another view. 
JC10939.  Quartz.  Marshal canyon, East side Adam Peak, Osgood mountains, Potosi district, Humboldt county, Nevada.   3 x 7 x 8.5 cm tall.  175g.  $18.00    From a find in early 2000.  An alpine type vein in granite.  Minor muscovite in association.  A single pocket discovery.  Most specimens have minor damage here and there due to earthquake activity over the eons.  Light smoky, glassy, transparent crystals.    I thought I had sold all of these, but when I started going through my storage I found this flat.    These are the last of decent cabinet specimens from this find. 
JC10939.  Another view.  
JC10939.  Another view.  
JC10939.  Another view.  
JC10941.  Quartz.  Marshal canyon, East side Adam Peak, Osgood mountains, Potosi district, Humboldt county, Nevada.   7 x 8 x 9 cm  392g  $18.00  From a find in early 2000.  An alpine type vein in granite.  Minor muscovite in association.  A single pocket discovery.  Most specimens have minor damage here and there due to earthquake activity over the eons.  Light smoky, glassy, transparent to translucent crystals.   I thought I had sold all of these, but when I started going through my storage I found this flat.    These are the last of decent cabinet specimens from this find. 
JC10941.   Vertical view.  
JC10946.   Quartz.  Crystal Creek, Teller county, Colorado.      6 x 7 cm  144g.    $10.00     These were found in 2003, a large pocket typical of the area...unfortunately the pocket was all microcline and smoky quartz.  No amazonite.   The pocket was full of shards of smoky quartz that had re-healed faces.  This piece looks normal from the front, but when looked at from the back, it appears to have been sheared off and then re-healed with multiple faces.    
JC10946.  Back side.  
JC10947.  Quartz.  Crystal Creek, Teller county, Colorado.      13 cm. crystal shard.  46g.    $10.00     These were found in 2003, a large pocket typical of the area...unfortunately the pocket was all microcline and smoky quartz.  No amazonite.   The pocket was full of shards of smoky quartz that had re-healed faces.  I kept a few and this is one of them.   Doubly terminated.   
JC10947.  Back side.  
JC10948.   Quartz.  Crystal Creek, Teller county, Colorado.      15 cm. crystal shard.  165g    $10.00     These were found in 2003, a large pocket typical of the area...unfortunately the pocket was all microcline and smoky quartz.  No amazonite.   The pocket was full of shards of smoky quartz that had re-healed faces.  I kept a few and this is one of them.
JC10948.  Back side.  
JC10949.   Quartz.  Crystal Creek, Teller county, Colorado.      14 cm. crystal shard.  56g    $10.00     These were found in 2003, a large pocket typical of the area...unfortunately the pocket was all microcline and smoky quartz.  No amazonite.   The pocket was full of shards of smoky quartz that had re-healed faces.  I kept a few and this is one of them.
JC10949.   Back side.  
JC10950.  Quartz, goethite after siderite.  Crystal Creek, Teller county, Colorado.      8 x 19 cm  301g.  $25.00     These were found in 2003, a large pocket typical of the area...unfortunately the pocket was all microcline and smoky quartz.  No amazonite.   The pocket was full of shards of smoky quartz that had re-healed faces.  This is a group of re-healed crystal shards with the front partially covered in goethite after siderite, so the goethite has a sort of box work look to it.   The goethite is actually a bit sparkly in bright light.    An odd specimen.  
JC10950.   Closer view of the goethite.   Box work doesn't show up really well.  
JC10950.  Back side.  
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.
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. 
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. 
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.  RESERVED
JC10874.  Closer view.  

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