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JC1763.    Pyrite.   Julcani mine, Julcani district, Angaraes province, Huancavelica department, Peru. 3 x 5 cm  39g.  $8.00.   Group of pyritohedrons.  Small specks of another sulfide on the crystals.  From a find in the mid 1990's.   
JC2510.   Fluorite.  Unnamed prospect about 1 mile south of the La Colorado mine, Castle Dome district, Castle Dome mountains, Yuma co., Arizona. 5 x 6.3 cm   105g.  $15.00    An obscure un-named prospect south of the Colorado mine, produced these about 20 years ago.   Shown here are the last few from this find.  Similar specimens have been erroneously attributed to the Hull mine, further to the north and west.  This piece has pale green, transparent cubes on an altered rhyolite matrix.  
JC2510.  Another view.  
JC2510.  Slightly different angle.  
JC2516.  Fluorite.  Unnamed prospect about 1 mile south of the La Colorado mine, Castle Dome district, Castle Dome mountains, Yuma co., Arizona.  3.8 x 7.5 cm  140g.  $20.00      An obscure un-named prospect south of the Colorado mine, produced these about 20 years ago.   Shown here are the last few from this find. Several cubes with slight modifications are resting on micro-crystalline drusy quartz.  The fluorites are transparent, pale green with a thin zone of purple zoning on their outer edge.     SOLD
JC2518Barite, quartz, fluorite.  Unnamed prospect about 1 mile southwest of the La Colorado mine, Castle Dome district, Castle Dome mountains, Yuma co., Arizona.  3.8 x 5 cm  165g.  $10.00     From a different prospect are these barite specimens with coatings of drusy quartz crystals.   The quartz appears to have a pale purple color, which is actually a partial coating of micro-crystalline purple fluorite.    These were collected about 25 years ago.   
JC2518.   Another view.   The quartz is resting on large white blades of barite.  
JC2529Fluorite.  Unnamed prospect about 1 mile south of the La Colorado mine, Castle Dome district, Castle Dome mountains, Yuma co., Arizona. 3.2 x 5 cm  51g.  $15.00       An obscure un-named prospect south of the Colorado mine, produced these about 20 years ago.   Shown here are the last few from this find. Several cubes of  transparent, pale green fluorite.  
JC2783.  Goethite.  Crystal Creek, Teller county, Colorado.   2.3 cm thumbnail specimen.  $3.00.   Collected in 2002.   Didn't notice the cotton thread until I saw the photo.  
JC2783.   Another view.  
JC2989.  Fluorite, barite.  Unnamed prospect about 1 mile southwest of the La Colorado mine, Castle Dome district, Castle Dome mountains, Yuma co., Arizona.  4.5 x 5 cm  107g.  $10.00    A 3.5 cm cube from a different prospect are these green/bluish gray cubes.  The holes in the face of the cube are from an unknown hexagonal mineral naturally etched away.    The white material is barite.   These were collected about 25 years ago.   
JC3096.  Pyrrhotite.  Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico.   2.5 x 5 cm  137g.   $25.00.   From the finds of about 30 + years ago.  No more of these have come out in many years.   This is a single, flat termination crystal.  It appears to be stable, as it has resided in my collection since the 1980's.  
JC3096.   Side view  
JC3097Pyrrhotite.  Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico.  4.5 x 5 cm  114g.  $28.00.   From the finds of about 30 + years ago.  No more of these have come out in many years.   This is a single, complex, flat termination crystal.  It appears to be stable, as it has resided in my collection since the 1980's.  
JC3097.  View of the termination. 
JC3097.  Another view of the termination
JC3834.  Aquamarine.  Erongo region, Namibia.   2.5 x 4.2 cm  6g.  $25.00.   A single, light blue doubly terminated crystal lies horizontally, with an offset crystal growing out of it and a smaller, clear crystal growing on the offset crystal.  
JC9880.  Epidote, albite.  Tormiq valley, Haramosh mountains, Skardu district, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan.   2.5 x 7.5 cm  34g.   $75.00.  Talking to the dealer that had these, they apparently came from a single pocket collected in late 2017.    He had several of these at Tucson, 2019, and I acquired all of them.  He claimed these were the last of the good pieces, although a few inferior specimens were still around.   None of the other Pakistani dealers I visited had any of these.     Suspended in the epidotes are scattered white crystals of albite for nice contrast.     Much better in person, these are classic, superior specimens from a one time find of limited extent.  Searching the internet, I have found a few of these in miniature to small cabinet sizes for over $1,000.  
JC9880.  Another view.  
JC9933.  Hubnerite, quartz.  Huayllapon mine, Pasto Bueno, Pampas district, Pallasca province, Ancash department, Peru. 6 x 7 x 8 cm   309g   $20.00.   Several hubnerite crystals imbedded in quartz.   Some have terminations that are a bit raggedy looking.    Intense red color under bright light from internal reflections. 
JC9933.   Another view.    
JC9940.  Rhodochrosite, calcite, quartz.    Trepca complex, Trepca valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica district, Kosovo.   6 x9 cm  180g.  $125.00.  From the W.S. Logan rhodochrosite collection #X86.   Tiny pink rhodochrosite crystals are partially coated with small, nail head calcite rhombs and a few scattered milky quartz crystals.   Nice example from this location.   
JC9940.   Back side.   
JC9941.  Barite.  Magma mine, Superior, Pioneer district, Pinal mountains, Pinal county, Arizona.   9 x 9 cm  201g.  $150.00.   A flat plate festooned with light to medium golden yellow gemmy crystals on a sulfide matrix.  Hard to photograph, between the reflections and transparency.   Specimen came out prior to 1982 when the mine closed.   .
JC9941.  A closer view.  
JC9942.  Barite, chalcopyrite.  Magma mine, Superior, Pioneer district, Pinal mountains, Pinal county, Arizona.   8 x 9.5 cm   221g.  $125.00.   A flat plate festooned with light to medium golden yellow gemmy crystals on a sulfide matrix.  Hard to photograph, between the reflections and transparency.   Specimen came out prior to 1982 when the mine closed.  The golden chalcopyrite gives a nice contrast.  
JC9942.   A closer view.   
JC9944.   Epidote, albite.  Tormiq valley, Haramosh mountains, Skardu district, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan.   5 x 6 cm   151g.  $75.00  Talking to the dealer that had these, they apparently came from a single pocket collected in late 2017.    He had several of these at Tucson, 2019, and I acquired all of them.  He claimed these were the last of the good pieces, although a few inferior specimens were still around.   None of the other Pakistani dealers I visited had any of these.     Suspended in the epidotes are scattered white crystals of albite for nice contrast.     Much better in person, these are classic, superior specimens from a one time find of limited extent.  Searching the internet, I have found a few of these in miniature to small cabinet sizes for over $1,000.  
JC9944.  Another view.  
JC9948.  Azurite.   Burra Burra Copper mine, Burra, North Mt. Lofty ranges, Mt. Lofty ranges, South Australia, Australia.   8 x 8.5 cm   388g.   $165.00.   Semi-botryoidal azurite, with a lighter blue center.  The white specks are bits of a kaolinite hard clay imbedded in the azurite.    From the "Kaolinite zone" of the mine, in the upper workings.   Some malachite associated.  Long closed mine, with the open pit filled with water.    Good specimen from this locality which has few specimens offered for sale these days.   The mine closed in 1981.   
JC9948.  Another view.  
JC9949.  Stibnite.  Old Herja mine, Chiuzbaia, Baia Mare, Maramures, Romania.   4.5 x 5 x 6 cm   127g.  $75.00.    Group of crystals...this view is looking vertically down on the specimen.  Crystals are bright and lustrous.   Some damage to some of the terminations.   
JC9949.  Side View.  
JC9950.  Azurite.   Bou Beker, Touissit-Bou Beker district, Jarada province, L'oriental region, Morocco.   5 x 5.5 cm  51g.  $125.00.    Lovely group of somewhat acicular crystals with glassy luster.  A little different from Bou Beker, which more commonly has stouter crystals.   
JC9950.  Another view.  
JC9950.  Another view.  
JC9951.  Epidote, quartz.  Imilchil, Er Rachidia province, Draa-Tafilalet region, Morocco.   7 x 8 cm  242g.  $90.00.    Good luster on the epidote.    Some quartz crystals here and there.   One of the epidote sprays has been sheared off; it is near the quartz crystals in this photo.    Displays well.   
JC9951.  Another view.  
JC9952.  Epidote, albite.  Tormiq valley, Haramosh mountains, Skardu district, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan.  4 x 4 cm  86g.  $25.00.       Talking to the dealer that had these, they apparently came from a single pocket collected in late 2017.    He had several of these at Tucson, 2019, and I acquired all of them.  He claimed these were the last of the good pieces, although a few inferior specimens were still around.   None of the other Pakistani dealers I visited had any of these.     Suspended in the epidotes are scattered white crystals of albite for nice contrast.     Much better in person, these are classic, superior specimens from a one time find of limited extent.  Searching the internet, I have found a few of these in miniature to small cabinet sizes for over $1,000.  
JC9952.  Another view.  
JC9953.  Pyromorphite.   Konigsstiel Stollen (adit), Old Rosenberg mine (closed 1928), Braubach, Rhineland Palatinate.   7 x 9 cm   507g.  $175.00   Beige crystals on drusy quartz.  Nice old pyromorphite from this location.   
JC9953.   Slightly different angle, showing the pyromorphites wrapping around one end of the piece.   . 
JC9953.   Close up view.  
JC9955.   Epidote, albite.  Tormiq valley, Haramosh mountains, Skardu district, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan.    2 x 5 cm  17g.  $50.00    Talking to the dealer that had these, they apparently came from a single pocket collected in late 2017.    He had several of these at Tucson, 2019, and I acquired all of them.  He claimed these were the last of the good pieces, although a few inferior specimens were still around.   None of the other Pakistani dealers I visited had any of these.     Suspended in the epidotes are scattered white crystals of albite for nice contrast.     Much better in person, these are classic, superior specimens from a one time find of limited extent.  Searching the internet, I have found a few of these in miniature to small cabinet sizes for over $1,000.     SOLD
JC9956.  Epidote, albite.  Tormiq valley, Haramosh mountains, Skardu district, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan.   3.5 x 3.5 cm  18g.  $25.00     Talking to the dealer that had these, they apparently came from a single pocket collected in late 2017.    He had several of these at Tucson, 2019, and I acquired all of them.  He claimed these were the last of the good pieces, although a few inferior specimens were still around.   None of the other Pakistani dealers I visited had any of these.     Suspended in the epidotes are scattered white crystals of albite for nice contrast.     Much better in person, these are classic, superior specimens from a one time find of limited extent.  Searching the internet, I have found a few of these in miniature to small cabinet sizes for over $1,000.
JC9957.  Amazonite.   Crystal creek, Teller county, Colorado.   7 x 10 cm  360 g.   $150.00.   Light blue crystals.  The crack is a shrinkage crack, the specimen is quite sturdy.   Collected in 2002.    
JC9958.   Amazonite.   Crystal creek, Teller county, Colorado. 4.5 x 6.5 cm   138g.  $75.00.   Light blue group of crystals.  Collected in 2002.   
JC9958.  Another view.  

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