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JC9153.  Fluorite.  Stoneco Auglaize quarry, Junction, Paulding county, Ohio.  10 x 20 cm  >1,000g.  $400.00.  Something rarely seen, a large cabinet specimen of fluorite from the renowned Auglaize quarry.  Root beer colored cubic fluorites form the ground mass of crystals and have a bit of iridescence to them.   Overlying these in places are the 2nd generation purple crystals this locality is so famous for.   This is an older piece that has resided in my collection for a number of years.      RESERVED
JC9153.  Another view. 
JC9153.  Another view.
JC9339.  Azurite, malachite.  Liufengshan mine, Guichi district, Chizhou prefecture, Anhui province, China.  11 x 18 cm  >1000g (2.6 Lbs).   $750.00  A large cabinet specimen from the Liufengshan mine, with larger crystals.  Rarely does this mine produce crystals over a few mm in size; these are up to 7mm or so, and average about 5mm.  There is very little damage  to the main crystal exposures.  There is one area on the very top of the specimen where it probably contacted the side of the vug/pocket it resided in that has damage   This can be seen on the very top, slightly right of center, on the photo below this one. There a few areas of botryoidal malachite, some of it slightly iron stained, as can be seen.   A very nice piece with good sized crystals for the location. A large cabinet specimen from my collection.   
JC9339.  Another view. 
JC9339.  Another view.
JC9339.  Another, closer,  view.
JC9339.  Another, closer,  view.
JC9339.  Another, closer,  view.
JC9339.  Another, closer,  view.
JC9495.  Apatite.  Cerro de Mercado mine, Victoria de Durango, Cerro de los Remedios, Mun. de Durango, Durango, Mexico.  5 x 5 x 5.5 cm  161g.  $45.00.  A 2.5 cm gem crystal on the left side, and a 2.5 cm gem crystal with a broken tip also present.  Matrix is an agate (chalcedony) like material that the apatite crystals are embedded in.  
JC9495.  Another view.  
JC9496.  Atacamite.  Lily mine, Pisco Umay, Ica department, Peru.  $60.00.  3 x 5.5 cm  60g.  $60.00.  A coating on quartz? of dark green crystals oriented vertically to the matrix.  Bright and sparkly.  
JC9497.  Roselite.  Bou Azzer mine, Bou Azzer district, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate province, Draa-Tafilalet region, Morocco.  4.5 x 5 cm  76g.  $40.00.  Small purple crystals coating a vug/opening in partly oxidized matrix.   
JC9497.  Another view.  
JC9498.  Andradite (demantoid), Green Fire mine, New Idria district, Serpentine dome, San Benito county, California.  7 x 8.5 cm  307g.  $65.00.  Pale yellow to greenish yellow crystals with dark green clinochlore.  
JC9498.  A closer view. 
JC9499.  Adamite.  Ojuela mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico.   4.5 x 7 cm    215g.  $45.00  Yellow to slightly greenish yellow fan like sprays of adamite. 
JC9499.  Another view. 
JC9499.  Another view.  
JC9500.  Cuprite var. chalcotrichite.  Morenci, Copper Mountain district, Shannon mountains, Greenlee county, Arizona.  6 x 8 cm  145.g.  $250.00.   Ex Tom Hales collection.  Collected: 1985.  Something I haven't run across before...a nice chalcotrichite specimen from Morenci.  Red needle like crystals densely coating the whole face of the specimen.   Rare specimen for this location. 
JC9500.  Another view with a little more exposure. 
JC9501.  Azurite, malachite.  Bou Beker, Touissit-Bou Beker district, Jerada province, L'oriental region, Morocco.   7.5 x 16.5 cm  $300.00.   Ex Rocksmiths, Ex Ted Bartels collection.  Dark blue azurite rosette like crystal groups on malachite.  Older material not coming out anymore.    
JC9501.  Another view.   
JC9501.  A closer view of the left end.  
JC9502.  Azurite.  Sierra Rica, Mun. de Manuel Benavides, Chihuahua, Mexico.  5 x 11 cm    249g.  $120.00.  Brilliant blue crystals on a quartz matrix.  Sparkly.  
JC9502.  Another view. 
JC9503.   Andradite (demantoid), Green Fire mine, New Idria district, Serpentine dome, San Benito county, California.  5 x 9 cm  284g.  $60.00.  Pale yellowish green crystals on a serpentine/crossite? matrix.  
JC9503.  Another view. 
JC9504.  Andradite.  Garnet Hill mine, Garnet Hill, Calaveras county, California.  5 x 8.5 cm  180g.  $75.00.  Nice hand specimen from this well known locality.   Brilliant luster root beer brown crystals with a hint of reddish brown.  This specimen was broken out of a quartz block, and a few of the crystals left their corners in the quartz, which is quite common for these specimens.   This is the case for the largest central crystal in the right center, where the left corner is missing a bit.   Generally good condition for one of these, and probably dates back 20 years or more.  Nothing has come from the mine recently, as it has been very heavily collected.  
JC9504.   A slightly different angle, as I tilted it up slightly.  
JC9505.  Spessartine, galena.  Broken Hill, Broken Hill district, Yancowinna county, New South Wales, Australia.   3.7 x 5 cm  120g.  $60.00.   Several wine red crystals embedded in galena, very typical for these.   Smaller, and mostly incomplete crystals are along the top half of the specimen.  
JC9505.  Another view.   
JC9506.  Rubellite tourmaline.  Stewart mine, Tourmaline Queen mountain, Pala, Pala district, San Diego county, California.    3.7 x 4 cm  41g.  $25.00.   Typical pink rubellite crystals in lepidolite and smoky quartz. 
JC9507.  Axinite, quartz, albite?  Nausherwani mine, Char Kohan, Kharan district, Balochistan, Pakistan.  7.5 x 12 cm  477g.  $98.00.  Sawn base.  Transparent, glassy, gemmy crystals coating the matrix.   Hard to make out the crystals as they tend to blend together in the photos.  Crystals measure up to 1 cm, with the average being a bit less.  There are a few broken crystals, not really that noticeable.  
JC9507.  Very slightly different angle.
JC9507.  A closer view.  
JC9508.  Axinite, quartz, albite?  Nausherwani mine, Char Kohan, Kharan district, Balochistan, Pakistan.  7 x 10 cm  351g.  $50.00.   Sawn base.   Quartz occupies the central area with albite, and poking through are glassy brown axinite blades.  Some of the axinite crystals are coated/partially coated with tiny drusy quartz crystals.  The crystals measure from 1 cm to 2 cm wide on the largest crystal.   There are a few broken crystals, the most obvious one visible in the lower left center where it is embedded in albite?. 
JC9508.  Another view.  The 2 cm crystal is visible on the left side, and is edge on to the photo.  
JC9508.  Another view. 
JC9509.  Quartz, siderite, magnesite.  Morro Velho mine, Nova Lima, Minas Gerais, Brazil.  5 x 8 cm  106g.  $98.00.   Tan siderite crystals with clear quartz crystals.  A 3 cm wide magnesite crystal is on the front or backside, depending on orientation.  It has little speckles of what looks like inclusions of pyrrhotite.  A few other bladed magnesites are also present.    One of the quartz crystals has a long, flat inclusion of an unknown mineral, this can be seen in the photos below (hematite?).  The quartz crystals are clear and gemmy.  
JC9509.  The magnesite is front center in this photo.  The inclusion in the quartz crystal is easily visible in the left most quartz crystal. 
JC9509.  Close up of the inclusion. 
JC9509.  Another view.  
JC9509.  Another view.  
JC9510.  Siderite, apatite. Morro Velho mine, Nova Lima, Minas Gerais, Brazil. 4 x 4 cm  50g.  $40.00.   A 1.4 cm across, clear apatite crystal nestled on one edge of the siderite crystals.  RESERVED
JC9510.  The apatite crystal is quite obvious on the right side of the specimen.  
JC9510.  Another view.  
JC9510.  Another view.  
JC9511.   Barite.  Cerro Warihuyn, Miraflores, Huamalies province, Huanuco department, Peru.   5 x 7.5 cm  187g.  $150.00.  A really nice specimen of highly translucent to transparent golden yellow/golden brownish crystals.  Several views are shown.  These are classic barites and the location does not appear to be producing these anymore.   
JC9511.  Another view. 
JC9511.  Another view.
JC9511.  Another view.
JC9512.   Wulfenite.  Mezica (Miess), Slovenia. 5 x 5 x 6 cm  131g.  $65.00.  Nice group of large crystals from here.  There are two main broken crystals and a few smaller ones also broken.   These can be seen in the photos. 
JC9512.  Another view.  
JC9512.  Another view.  
JC9513.   Wulfenite.  Mezica (Miess), Slovenia.   2.3 x 2.5 cm  9g.  $15.00.   Good thumbnail of largish crystals from Mezica. 
JC9513.  Back side of the group.  
JC9514.     Wulfenite.  Mezica (Miess), Slovenia.   1.7 x 2 cm  7g.  $5.00   Single crystal from Mezica. 
JC9514.  Another view. 
JC9514.  Reverse side. 
JC9515.   Mimetite.  Bilbao mine, La Blanca, Municipio de Ojo Caliente, Zacatecas, Mexico.  6.5 x 6.5 cm  341 g.  $250.00.  A solid and heavy mass of mimetite in botryoidal form from this long defunct location.   The botryoids on top are a pale green with hints of yellow, while the bottom of the specimen is bright botryoids of more yellow to yellow green mimetite.  Good piece, rarely seen for sale in this quality.  
JC9515.  Another view.  
JC9515.  Side view.  There is a secondary growth of mimetite in sparkly little micro-crystals on the sides of some of the botryoids. 
JC9515.  Bottom of the specimen. 

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