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JC11364.  Pyromorphite.  Black Star open cut, Mount Isa mines, Mount Isa, City of Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia.   7 x 11 cm  179g.  $225.00   Dense coverage of typical crystals from the Black Star cut.   There is some damage across the middle, visible in this photo.   Better than average piece from here.   
JC11364.   Close up of the upper left.  
JC11364.  Close up of the lower right. 
JC11365.  Inesite, hubeite.  Fengjiashan mine (Daye copper mine), Daye county, Huangshi, Hubei, China.   7 x 10 cm  120g.  $285.00.  Pretty pink needles of inesite with dark brown crystals of hubeite decorating the central area.  
JC11365.  Another view.  
JC11365.  Close up of the hubeite area with pink inesite. 
JC11365.  Close up of the inesite on the left side of the piece.  
JC11365.  Another close up of the left side of the piece. 
JC11368.   Mimetite.  Velardeña, Velardeña District, Cuencamé Municipality, Durango, Mexico.  9 x 11.5 cm   362g.  $250.00.   Olive-green spherical clusters of nubby to euhedral mimetite crystals totally cover the undulating surface of this  large plate from this much less well-known extensive mining district in Durango.   Mineral specimens are in fact, rare from Velardena.  Cuprian green mimetite is a rare varietal from this locality, as mimetites shown in mindat are yellow. The bit of scattered bruising is certainly only a modest detraction to this rare, very rich, and showy large piece. Ex Bob Reynolds Collection

 

JC11368.  Closer view. 
JC11368.  Closer view.
JC11369.   Wulfenite.  La Morita mine, Ascencion municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico.  5.5 x 6.2 cm  68g.   $125.00.   Nicely scattered bright luster crystals scattered over the matrix.    Good small cabinet specimen.  
JC11369.  Another view. 
JC11369.  Another view. 
JC11369.  Another view. 
JC11370.  Epidote, quartz.  Lola claim (Harvey Gordon's Julie claim), Pamlico district, near Hawthorne, Mineral county, Nevada.   5 x 9.5 cm  216g.  $70.00.   Most of the specimens collected from this claim are single crystals, very few matrix specimens were ever recovered.   This piece, collected by Harvey, was collected some time around the early 2000's.    There are several prisms, most not terminated. 
JC11370.  Another view. 
JC11370.  Another view. 
JC11371.   Smithsonite.  Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Namibia.   6.4 x 7.6 x 10 cm  482g.  $390.00   Lovely, translucent gray-violet, rhombs of Smithsonite densely cover this cabinet specimen from Tsumeb. The Smithsonites are classic-curved rhombs with beveled edges displaying a pearly luster and faintly developed growth hillocks on the crystal faces. The largest of the rhombs is 3 cm across and the other Smithsonites average over a centimeter in size. The crystals are transparent enough for the variegated off-white and gray matrix to show through the Smithsonite crystal aggregates and influence their color for great effect. Overall this large piece is impressive for its big crystals, sharp rhombohedral forms and its aesthetics.  Ex Neufeld coll. # An0125.  Comes with a custom engraved stand.  
JC11371.  Another view. 
JC11371.  Another view. 
JC11371.  View of topmost crystal. 
JC11371.  View of topmost crystal, back side with a tiny piece of galena stuck to the crystal.   There are very small black inclusions in the crystal visible in this close up. 
JC11389.  Dioptase  N'tola mine, Mindouli, Mindouli district, Pool department, Republic of the Congo.   4 x 5 cm  48g  $35.00.   Small crystals coating face of matrix.  From the recent finds at the N'tola.    
JC11389.   Closer view. 
JC11446.  Pyromorphite.  Daoping Lead-Zinc mine, Goncheng county, Guilin prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, China.  5 x 6 cm  140g.  $125.00.   Light green crystals with many of them with little feather like aggregates on the tips of the crystals.   
JC11446.  Another view.  
JC11446.  Another view. 
JC11446.  Close up.
JC11446.  Close up.  
JC11447.  Pyromorphite.   Friedrichssegen Mine, Frücht, Bad Ems District, Lahn Valley, Rhineland-Palatinate/Rheinland-Pfalz  Germany.   4 x 5.5 x 7 cm  328g.  $275.00   Plate of classic dark brown crystals that this mine is known for.   Ex. Universitat Bergen, Norway.  Ex: K. Pliester, Bergheim, Germany.  
JC11447.  Back side. 
JC11447.  Close up.  
JC11447.  Side view. 
JC11448.  Atacamite.   Mount Gunson Copper mines, Pernatty Lagoon, Stuart Shelf, South Australia.  5 x 7.5 cm   174g.  $200.00.   Nifty piece of somewhat botryoidal atacamite with micro crystals coating the botryoids.     Minor damage to some of the botryoids as seen in the close up.  
JC11448.   Close up. 
JC9049.   Azurite, malachite pseudo after azurite, malachite.  Khanong open pit, Sepon mine, Viraboury district, Savannakhet province, Laos.   8 x 11.5 cm  608g.  $425.00.   A vug in the matrix is filled with brilliant, bladed azurite crystals, with many in the central part of the vug pseudomorphed to malachite.  Color and luster are excellent, with no damage. From the early finds; no decent specimens are coming out from this locality these days.   This one was added to the collection in 2016.  Crowley collection #  JAC1756

 

JC9049.   Close up of left side of vug. 
JC9049.  Closer view.   
JC9049.  Close up of right side of vug. 
JC9049.   closer view yet. 
JC8838.   Azurite, malachite.  Aranzazu mine (El Cobre mine), Concepcion del Oro, Concepcion del Oro municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico.    7 x 10.5 cm  502g.  $80.00.  Specimen has small micro-crystals of brilliant blue azurite scattered throughout the specimen.  From the big find of the 1960's.  Cabinet specimens of this size are rare these days.     
JC8838.   Close up.  
JC8838.   Close up.
JC8838.   Close up.

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