New Arrivals Page 1 

  Page:  1 2 3 4

 

 

JC12043.  Schorl, quartz.  Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan.  5 x 5 cm 68g   $140.00   A neat single black crystal perched on a quartz crystal.   Nice sharp termination, with good bright luster.   Nice miniature. 
JC12043.  Another angle. 
JC12043.  Another angle.
JC12043.  Another angle.
JC12043.  Another angle.
JC12044.   Calcite.   Xianghualing Sn-polymetallic ore field, Linwu Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China.  6 x 6 x 7 cm 168g $125.00.  Nice sharp bladed flattened rhombs.   Shows well.  
JC12044.  Another angle. 
JC12044.  Another angle. 
JC12044.  Another angle. 
JC12045.   Quartz, sphalerite, pyrite.   Huaron mines, Huaron mining district, Huayllay district, Pasco province, Pasco department, Peru (Animon mine?). 4 x 5 x 8 cm 106g   $35.00.   Nice clean quartz crystals with good display on black, bright luster, sphalerite.     RESERVED
JC12045.  Different view showing the sphalerite better. 
JC12045.  Another view.  
JC12046. Ferberite, chalcopyrite, quartz, pyrite, sphalerite.   Maramures county, Romania.   Baie Sprie?  5.5 x 7 cm  196g.   $135.00   Iridescent chalcopyrite, with an elongated ferberite crystal on the side.    All on a pyrite matrix.   RESERVED
JC12046.   Vertical view.  
JC12046.   Vertical view.
JC12046.  Another view.  
JC12046.  Back side showing the ferberite crystal. 
JC12046.  Closer view.  
JC12047.  Smithsonite?  Skorpion mine, Rosh Pinah, Oranjemund constituency, Karas region, Namibia.  7 x 7 cm 144g    $100.00    All the label has is Skorpion mine, so smithsonite is my best guess.      RESERVED
JC12047.  Slightly different angle. 
JC12047.   Back side, showing the matrix of andradite and galena.  
JC12047.  Close up of the crystals. 
JC12047.  Close up of the crystals. 
JC12047.  Close up of the crystals. 
JC12047.  Close up of the crystals. 
JC12048.  Tetrahedrite, chalcopyrite.   Casapalca Mine, Casapalca, Chicla District, Huarochirí Province, Lima, Peru.  7 x 11 cm 337g   $45.00   The tetrahedrite has a very thin layer of chalcopyrite giving it the golden hue.  There is a damaged area on the central crystal edge, easily visible in the photos.  
JC12048.  Different angle. 
JC12049.  Arsenopyrite, quartz.  Yaogangxian Mine, Yaogangxian W-Sn ore field, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China.  5 x 6.5 cm 291g   $250.00       Brilliant, silvery crystals with a quartz crystal on one side.  Flashy piece.  
JC12049.  Another view. 
JC12049.  Another view. 
JC12050.  Vanadinite.  Mibladen district, Midelt province, Draa-Tafilalet region, Morocco.   5.5 x 10 cm 308g   $150.00   Large, red to orangish red crystals when viewed from the side as in this photo.  The top of the piece is rather dull.   The large crystal in the center is 2.5 cm across.  
JC12050.  Closer view.  
JC12050.  Top view.
JC12051.   Aquamarine, microcline?, muscovite.  Mt. Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Mianyang Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China.  6 x 6.5 cm 198g    $90.00    There is a chip out of the back side edge of the crystal.  
JC12051.  Slightly different angle. 
JC12051.  Back side.   There is a small, hard to see chip out of the back side, near the top in this photo.  
JC12052.   Siderite, quartz.  Infiernillos Mine (Canutillos Mine), Canutillos subdistrict, Machacamarca mining district (Colavi mining district), Cornelio Saavedra Province, Potosí, Bolivia.  8 x 8 cm 359g  $150.00   Has an old Mark C. Bandy label comes with it.  Definitely an older piece from his trips to Bolivia.  This mine is not noted for siderite, but was undoubtedly personally collected by Mr. Bandy, so the location is most likely valid.   Unusual specimen from there.     RESERVED
JC12052.  Another view.   
JC12052.  Oblique view. 
JC12052.  Side view.  
JC12052.  Side view.  
JC12053.   Ferberite, calcite, pyrite.    Baia Sprie, Maramures , Romania   3 x 3 x 4 cm 35g  $150.00   Brilliant, terminated crystals festooned with bright calcite crystals.  
JC12053.   Closer view.  
JC12053.  Back side.  
JC12054.   Quartz, ferberite, muscovite.  Yaogangxian Mine, Yaogangxian W-Sn ore field, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China.  5 x 5.5 cm 112g  $30.00.   The ferberite is pretty much cleaved up, and is on the bottom of the piece.

 

JC12054.  A different angle.  
JC12055.  Cinnabar.  Tongren Mine, Tongren, Guizhou, China.  2.5 x 4 cm 9g    $100.00   Nice little group with dolomite crystals scattered around.      
JC12055.  Different angle. 
JC12055.  slightly different angle. 
JC12056.   Aragonite.  Tazouta (Tagnaneit; Takaneit), Sefrou Cercle, Sefrou Province, Fès-Meknès Region, Morocco.  4 x 4.5 cm  70g   $25.00.   
JC12056.  Another view.  
JC12057.  Galena.  Sweetwater mine, Ellington, Reynolds county, Missouri.   3 x 4.5 cm 95g   $75.00.  Nice clean, lustrous group.     RESERVED
JC12057.  Different angle. 
JC12058.  Ettringite and ?  N'Chwaning Mines, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field, Northern Cape, South Africa.  3 x 3 cm 15g    Tiny beige crystals with unknown black mineral.   $35.00       RESERVED
JC12058.  Back side.  
JC12059. Spinel? Zircon?  Dark Brown crystals. Tetrahedrons? Location?   This one came in the collection with no label.    Color is very dark brown, making the crystals look black.  On the back side where it is broken, it is glassy luster, no obvious cleavage, somewhat conchoidal fracture, which fits for Spinel.    2.5 x 3.5 cm 47g  $65.00.    Assuming it is Spinel, it best fits the spinels from Sri Lanka. 
JC12059.  Back side.  
JC12060.  Rutile, quartz.  Mount Kaputjugh, Paragachai, Orubad District, Syunik Province, Armenia.   3.5 x 5 cm 76g  $700.00  These came out briefly in the 1990's,  from the small one time find more than 15 years ago on the Armenian/ Azerbaijan border. This find of Rutile produced some incredible specimens like this that are now considered to be among the very best of the species.  A clean, doubly terminated crystal, with a satellite crystal on the front.    
JC12060.  Different angle.
JC12060.  Different angle.
JC12061.  Columbite.  Gilé District, Zambezia Province, Mozambique.  2 x 3.5 cm 30g   $135.00.  Nice elongated crystal. 
JC12061.  Closer view.   
JC12062.  Pyrite.  Huanzala mine, Huallanca, Huallanca district, Bolognesi province, Ancash dept., Peru.  4 x 5 cm 102g  $30.00.  Cute miniature.   Very minor dings on back side, front side, as seen here is  clean.  Not quite a floater, there is a point of attachment on the bottom side of the piece.      RESERVED
JC12062.  Back side.  
JC12063.  Apatite.  Imilchil, Imilchil Caïdat, Imilchil Cercle, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco.  2.5 x 4 cm 41g  $35.00.  Sort of silvery amber color crystal, bright luster,  with a hollow termination; you can blow on the bottom end and air comes out the top end. 
JC12063.  Different angle. 
JC12063.  Another view.  
JC12063.  Termination.  Interesting hollow termination.  
JC12064.  Barite.   Baryte locality, Xichang County, Liangshan Yi, Sichuan, China.  4 cm Tall   25g   $35.00.  Amber color single crystal, with smaller crystals attached at base. 
JC12064.  Another view.  
JC12065.  Barite.  Carbonia-Iglesias Province (these came out in this time period,  2005-2016), Sardinia, Italy.   6 x 6 cm 38g   $125.00   Group of parallel growth crystals.   In good shape.  
JC12065.  Back side.  
JC12462.   Azurite.  Touissit, Touissit-Bou Beker district, Jerada province, Oriental region, Morocco.  3.5 x 4.3 x 6.2 cm 148g   $165.00.  Rather flat lying crystals on a chalcoite rich matrix.   Interesting crystal formation.  
JC12462.  Another view.  
JC12462.  Another view.  
JC12462.  Close up of the large, almost flat lying crystal. 
JC12479.  Wulfenite.  Los Lamentos, Ahumada municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico.   2.3 x 3.3 x 6 cm 73g   $220.00   Minor dings on left edge of the large crystal in the back.    Big crystal is 2 cm across.   Classic older piece from the 1960's.
JC12479.  Another view.  
JC12479.  Back side. 
JC12480.   Calcite (cobaltoan)   Bou Azzer mine, Ouisselsate Caidat, Amerzgane Cercle, Ouarzazate province, Draa-Tafilalet region, Morocco.   4.5 x 8.5 x 8.9 cm 291g.  $95.00.   Sort of pagoda style stacked calcite crystals with a dull waxy luster with pretty pink color.  Quite similar to the one shone on Mindat for this mine.  

 

Page:  1 2 3 4