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JC4014.   JC4014.  Amethyst.  Piedra Parada, Tatatila municipality, Veracruz, Mexico.   6 x 9 cm   94g.   $135.00  Several crystals on a matrix plate of tiny quartz crystals.  There is a crack underneath the quartz crystals that I was not sure would hold up in shipment, so I put some super glue in the crack to stabilize it.   Crowley collection #:  1587.  Purchased in 2007.   
JC4014.  Another view. 
JC11086.  Pyromorphite.   East Stayvoyage Vein, Wanlock Dod, Leadhills, South Lanarkshire, Scotland, UK.   3 x 5 cm  57g  $25.00.    A myriad of tiny pyromorphite crystals covering most of the specimen.  I was told this was collected in 1983.   
JC11086.   Close up.
JC10150.  Stibnite.  White Caps mine, Manhattan district, Nye county, Nevada.   5.5 x 9.5 cm  314g.  $35.00.    From a vein with the center filled with calcite.  When I etched the calcite away, this is what remained...flat lying, sort of feathery looking crystals with satiny luster.  
JC10150.   Close up view. 
JC10150.   Close up view. 
JC10153.   Stibnite.  White Caps mine, Manhattan district, Nye county, Nevada.   5 x 6.5 cm  168g.  $30.00.    A group of crystals that were covered with calcite.  When I etched the calcite away, the crystals are exposed as seen.  Most of them sticking above the calcite that was there are broken off.   A couple of the smaller crystals that were buried in the calcite are terminated.  
JC10153.  Another view. 
JC10153.  Another view. 
JC10153.  Close up view. 
JC11123.   Scheelite.   Pingwu beryl mine, Huya township, Mt. Xuebaoding, Pingwu county, Mianyang, Sichuan, China.  6.5 x 11.5 cm  703g.   $580.00    Three scheelite crystals, lined up in a row with a thin bit of matrix on the bottom of the specimen.  Color is a honey yellow-orange.   No damage.  Bright luster as can be seen in the photos.   Very nice specimen.  
JC11123.  Photo with the bottom on the top of the photo.   
JC11123.   Another view. 
JC11123.   Another view.
JC11123.   Another view.
JC11123.   Another view.
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.
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. 
JC9762.  Vanadinite.  Touissit, Touissit-Bou Beker mining district, Jerada Province, Oriental Region, Morocco.  6.5 x 10 cm  281g.  $70.00.   Typical specimen on a somewhat porous matrix, with tan/olive crystals.  Damage to some of the crystals on the extreme right center, a small knob that sticks out slightly.  Main body is damage free to naked eye.  
JC9762.   Another view. 
JC9762.   Close up. 
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.
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. 
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. 
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. 
JC11095.   Dioptase, mimetite.  N'tola mine, Mindouli, Mindouli district, Pool department, Republic of the Congo.   4.5 x 5 x 12 cm  330g.  $350.00.   A larger than average specimen, the front covered with bright green crystals as seen in this photo and the one below.  Dioptase is also present on the back in rounded balls of crystals as seen in the third photo below.  Small amounts of tiny mimetite crystals are scattered about.   
JC11095.  Front of the piece.  
JC11095.   Back of the piece.  
JC11095.    Close up of the front in the top photo.   Tiny pieces of rock are scattered through the dioptase and adhering to the dioptase.      
JC11063.  Aragonite (Winnieite).  Ash Fork, Yavapai county, Arizona.    4 x 4 cm  13g.   $18.00   Winnieite is a varietal name for acicular, transparent, needle like crystals of aragonite and is considered rare.   I have had this piece for many years in my collection, but did not write down the year of acquisition.  As I recall it was in the late 1980's early 1990's.
JC11063.   Another view.  
JC11172.  Quartz, epidote, calcite.  Olinghouse mine,  Olinghouse district, Pah Rah range, Washoe county, Nevada.  4 x 6.5 x 7 cm  224g.  $15.00  Vesicle had a calcite filling that has been etched away, exposing the quartz crystals, and the outline of what appears to be a calcite crystal that has been etched away that had small quartz crystals growing on it.   Two generations of quartz.  
JC11172.  Close up view.  

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