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JC9108.  Pyromorphite.  Moulay Bouzza, Khenifra province, Beni Mellal-Khenifra, Morocco.   5 x 7.5 cm  133g.  $75.00  Bright, lime/yellow green crystals from this find of a few years ago.  
JC9797.  Dioptase, calcite, duftite.  Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Namibia.   5.5 x 8.5 cm  90g.   $195.00.   1-2 mm crystals forming a solid coating with scattered calcite rhombs and a dusting of duftite here and there.   Bright, glassy luster.          SOLD
JC9817.  Quartz, calcite.  Minnesota mine (Standard Slag co., mine), Buckskin district, Buckskin range, Douglas county, Nevada.  4 x 8.5 cm  431g.  $20.00.  Minnesota mine is an open pit mine not far from Wabuska, Nevada.  First opened as a copper mine, it later was a producer of iron ore, mainly magnetite.   There are scattered quartz veins with milky quartz crystals that have been partially coated by scalenohedral calcite crystals.   In this view there is a quartz crystal on the left side, and another quartz crystal on the right side.  Calcite can be seen in between the two quartz crystals and partially coating the right hand crystal.   Collected in 2009. RESERVED
JC9848.  Epidote.  Concession Morgan 3, Coayllo, Canete province, Lima department, Peru.   7 x 12 cm  546g.  $50.00.   Nice group of bright, dark green crystals from this find of two years ago or so.   Sawn base. 
JC9848.   Closer view. 
JC9848.  Closer view.  
JC9962.  Andradite, actinolite (uralite), epidote.  Merrill prospect, Bishop tungsten district, Coyote ridge, Inyo county, California.   4 x 6 cm  102g.  $15.00.  Dark brown andradite crystals have an outer layer (zone) of reddish brown. The actinolite is a pseudomorph after diopside, and forms sharp crystals of this, often called uralite  Merrill prospect is on the extreme west edge of the Coyote ridge, also called Coyote flats, out of Bishop.   Prospect was for scheelite, and UV lamping these specimens often shows small specks/crystals of scheelite.  
JC9965.   Andradite.  Merrill prospect, Bishop tungsten district, Coyote ridge, Inyo county, California.   4 x 5 cm  74g.  $10.00.  Dark brown andradite crystals have an outer layer (zone) of reddish brown, both of which can be seen on this piece.   Merrill prospect is on the extreme west edge of the Coyote ridge, also called Coyote flats, out of Bishop.   Prospect was for scheelite, and UV lamping these specimens often shows small specks/crystals of scheelite.
JC9966.  Andradite, actinolite (uralite), epidote.  Merrill prospect, Bishop tungsten district, Coyote ridge, Inyo county, California.   3.5 x 4.5 cm  24g.  $10.00.  The actinolite is a pseudomorph after diopside, and forms sharp crystals of this, often called uralite  Merrill prospect is on the extreme west edge of the Coyote ridge, also called Coyote flats, out of Bishop.   Prospect was for scheelite, and UV lamping these specimens often shows small specks/crystals of scheelite.       A flower like group of actinolite pseudo diopside (uralite), tops off this piece, with a broken epidote on the right edge.  
JC9967.  Andradite, actinolite (uralite).  Merrill prospect, Bishop tungsten district, Coyote ridge, Inyo county, California.   4 x 4.5 cm  74g.  $10.00.  The actinolite is a pseudomorph after diopside often called uralite  Merrill prospect is on the extreme west edge of the Coyote ridge, also called Coyote flats, out of Bishop.   Prospect was for scheelite, and UV lamping these specimens often shows small specks/crystals of scheelite. 
JC9978.  Amethyst.  Petersen mountain, Washoe county, Nevada.  3.5 x 6 cm  54g.  $35.00    A doubly terminated, light amethyst single crystal. 
JC9978.   Another view, showing the amethyst on one end, a somewhat clear zone in the middle, and light smoky color on the other end.    
JC9980.  Amethyst and smoky quartz.  Petersen mountain, Washoe county, Nevada.   3.5 x 10 cm long.  138g.  $50.00.   A doubly terminated scepter crystal, has a sheared off back, not visible from the front as in this view.  Light smoky color on the right end in this photo, and dark amethyst on the left end.  
JC9980.  Another view.
JC9980.  Another view.  
JC9981.  Amethyst and smoky quartz.  Petersen mountain, Washoe county, Nevada.   5 x 6 cm  102g.  $35.00.  A wannabe scepter of smoky quartz with a rather unusual association of an amethyst crystal perched on the smoky quartz.  It has not been glued on but is completely natural the way I found it in 2012.     
JC9981.  Another view.  
JC9982.  Amethyst.  Petersen mountain, Washoe county, Nevada.   5.5 x 7 cm  179g.  $95.00.  Once in a while Petersen mountain quartz locality produces intense amethyst crystals.  This one is a nice purple scepter, although the stem of the scepter is quite short.   SOLD
JC10083.  Hubnerite, quartz.  Mundo Nuevo, Huamachuco, Sanchez Carrion province, La Libertad, Peru.  8 x 8 cm   188g.   $100.00.   Nice, sharp, black, lustrous crystals nestled in quartz crystals. 
JC10083.  Another view. 
JC10083.  Another view.
JC10083.  Another view.
JC10083.  Another view.
JC10085.  Pyromorphite.  Roughton Gill, Caldbeck, Allerdale, Cumbria, England, United Kingdom.   10 x 14.5 cm  736g.  $750.00.  Lustrous, translucent, textbook hexagonal, classic oil-green prisms, to 8 mm, are coated on both sides of the quartz matrix. The pyromorphites have three types of terminations - flat, hoppered and the rare club-shaped. The piece is probably from the famous Roughton Gill Mine or the Driggith Mine. Old material dating to the 1800s, as lead mining effectively ceased around Caldbeck Fells in 1876. The century-plus old label on the piece is incorrect. Pyromorphite is phosphate of lead, NOT a diarseniate of lead. .   Previous dealer had it priced at $1,400.00.  There are 3 old label/number markings on the piece.
JC10085.  Another view. 
JC10085.  Close up
JC10085.  Close up
JC10085.  Back side. 
JC10085.  Close up
JC10085.  Close up
JC10085.  Close up of label
JC10085.  Close up of two of the old numbers on the specimen. 
JC10099.  Pyromorphite.  Rosenberg mine, Braubach, Bad Ems, Rhein-Lahn-Kreis, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.4.5 x 5 cm  47g with stand.  $50.00.   Classic light tan crystals from this famous old mine. 
JC10099.  Another view.  
JC10100.  Wulfenite.  Ojuela mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico.  9 x 12 cm  686g.  $100.00.  From the somewhat recent finds at Ojuela.  Orange, bipyramidal crystals on hematitic matrix.   
JC10100.  Another view.   
JC10100.  Close up view.
JC10100.  Close up view.
JC10102.  Barite.  Lamb barite mine, Morgan county, Missouri. 7 x 12 cm  446g.  $90.00.   Colorless, gemmy, clear crystals on matrix.   Collected in  1995.  The mine has been closed since the 1950's, and no new material has come out since the 1990's.   Specimens are not commonly found on the market. 
JC10102.  Another view.  
JC10102.  Closer view. 
JC10102.  Closer view.
JC10102.  Closer view.
JC10103.  Pyromorphite Berezovsk Mine, Ekaterinburg, Sverdlovskaya Oblast, Middle Urals, Urals Region, Russia.  5.5 x 7 cm   192g.  $200.00.   Good coverage of orange and green pyromorphite from this rare location. 
JC10103.  Close up
JC10104.  Wulfenite Rowley mine, Theba, Painted Rock mining district, Painted Rock mountains, Maricopa county, Arizona.  3.5 x 7.5 cm   30g.  $200.00.   A little plate loaded with crystals.  Appears to be a floater, but not certain.   Slightly different than I'm used to seeing from here...the crystals are a little stouter than the windowpane type crystals usually seen.   
JC10104.  Another view.
JC10104.  Another view.
JC10104.  Closer view.  
JC10104.  Closer view.
JC10104.  Closer view.
JC10104.  Closer view.
JC10104.  Closer view.
JC10105.  Pyromorphite.  Driggith mine, Caldbeck, Allerdale, Cumbria, England, United Kingdom.   4.5 x 10 cm   161g.  $60.00  Rounded crystals covering most of the quartz matrix.   Probably from the open cut and collected in the 1970's.  
JC10105.   Closer view.
JC10105.   Closer view.   

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