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JC9233.  Malachite pseudo azurite, azurite.     Milpillas mine, Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico.  5 x 12 cm   229g.   $175.00.   Stubby azurite crystals replaced by malachite.  A later generation of azurite left crystals scattered about on the two ends.  Azurite is dark blue with bright luster.  
JC9233.   Another view.  Azurite crystals are visible on the left and right ends. 
JC9233.  Close up of the left end.  
JC9233.  Oblique view.  
JC9233.  Close up of the right end showing the azurite crystals. 
JC9233.  Another view of the right end.  
JC9233.  Back side, which is mostly azurite
JC9234.  Hemimorphite.  Kimbanga prospect, Kimbedi, Mindouli district, Republic of Congo.  7 x 8.5 cm  264g.  $125.00.   Light blue crystals from this recent, apparently one time find.   Minor ding in one spot.  
JC9234.  Another view. 
JC9235.  Azurite, malachite.  Liufengshan mine, Chichi county, Chizhou prefecture, Anhui province, China.  6.5 x 8 cm  228g.  $165.00.   Larger crystals, which are not all that common from this location which has produced mostly drusy, tiny crystals.   Nice size and luster on this one.  Bruise on lower right.   
JC9235.  Another view.  
JC9235.  Another view.  
JC9236.  Rhodochrosite.  Cavnic mine, Cavnic, Maramures county, Romania.  5 x 9 cm  267g.  $150.00.   Lovely pink crystals make for a pretty specimen.  One broken spot visible in the photo below.   One minor bruise not visible in the photos.  
JC9236.  Another view. 
JC9236.   Close up view. 
JC9237.  Skutterudite.  Bou Azzer district, Taenakht, Ouarzazate province, Draa-Tafilalet region, Morocco.  5 x 9 cm  448g.  $75.00.  Brilliant silvery crystals with calcite.  Could use a bit more etching to display more crystals on the back side.  
JC9237.  A view of the back side.  
JC9238.  Wulfenite, calcite.  Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico.   4.5  6 cm  103g.  $55.00.   Dark golden crystals, somewhat transparent in some of them.  
JC9238.  Another view.  Minor calcite present.
JC9241. Pyromorphite.  Daoping mine, Gongcheng county, Guilin prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, China.  5.5 x 7.5 cm  71g.   $60.00.   A flat plate, rather thin with one side coated with crystals.   
JC9241.  Another view. 
JC9242.  Pyromorphite.  Pfingstwiese mine, Bad Ems district, Lahn valley, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.  6.5 x 8 cm   208g.  $75.00.   Nice coverage of crystals from this lesser known mine in the Bad Ems district.   Color is a pale lime green with a tannish discoloration in one angle...probably clay. 

 



 

JC9242.  Another view.  
JC9242.  Another view.  
JC9243.  Spessartine.  Wushan spessartine mine, Tongbei, Yunxiao county, Zhangzhou prefecture, Fujian prov., China.   7 x 10 cm    346g.  $200.00.   Nice coverage of brilliant, gemmy crystals.   A dark chlorite like mica is also present.   Good specimens of this quality are becoming much less common and rather expensive.  

 

 

JC9243.  Another view. 
JC9243.  Another view. 
JC9243.  Another view. 
JC9244.   Azurite, malachite.  Liufengshan mine, Chichi county, Chizhou prefecture, Anhui province, China.  7.5 x 10cm  600g.  $135.00.   Somewhat larger crystals, with bright luster and pleasing blue color.  Minor bruising on the lower right visible in the photo. 
JC9244.  Another view, close up. 
JC9246. Vanadinite.  ACF mine area, Mibladen mining district, Midelt, Khenifra province, Meknes-Tafilalet region, Morocco.  6.5 x 11.5 cm   202g.  $125.00   Dense coating of dark red crystals on barite.   
JC9247Vanadinite.  ACF mine area, Mibladen mining district, Midelt, Khenifra province, Meknes-Tafilalet region, Morocco. 2.5x 5 cm  52g.  $30.00  Dense coating of dark red crystals.  
JC9247.  Another view. 
JC9257Vivianite.  Phoenix mine,  Battle Mountain district, Lander county, Nevada.  8 x 9 cm. 450g.   $30.00  Located about 19 road miles south of Battle Mountain, one of the newer gold mines going into production in Nevada.  Vivianite occurs in narrow veins in altered rock.  In this specimen the vein is so narrow that the vivianite has a cleaved look from being in contact with the vein wall.   Some specimens have clear hyalite associated.
JC9259.   Vivianite.  Phoenix mine,  Battle Mountain district, Lander county, Nevada.10 x 11.5 cm  704g.     $35.00  Located about 19 road miles south of Battle Mountain, one of the newer gold mines going into production in Nevada.  Vivianite occurs in narrow veins in altered rock.  In this specimen the vein is so narrow that the vivianite has a cleaved look from being in contact with the vein wall.   Some specimens have clear hyalite associated.
JC9260.  Wulfenite.  Ojuela mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico.  4 x 8 cm  122g.  $175.00.  Nice coverage of yellow/butterscotch yellow crystals.  Better than average piece from the find of a few years ago, most likely the San Juan Poniente vein area. 
JC9260.  Back side, with mottramite?
JC9261.  Pyromorphite.  Daoping mine, Gongcheng county, Guilin prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, China.  3 x 5 cm  29g.  $125.00.   Very fine miniature with great color.  
JC9262.   Wulfenite, mimetite.  Ojuela mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico.  8 x 9.5 cm  264g.  $220.00.   Nice coverage of the more dipyramidal dog tooth looking crystals, with dark green associated mimetite.   From the San Juan Poniente vein area find of a few years ago.   Nice piece.  
JC9262.  A closer view. 
JC9262.  Back side, with lots of mimetite associated with the yellow orange wulfenite.  
JC9262.  Back side, with lots of mimetite associated with the yellow orange wulfenite.  A little more light into the dark areas in this shot.  
JC9263Azurite, malachite.     Milpillas mine, Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico.  3.5 x 4 cm  24g.  $80.00.  A 1.5 cm crystal perched on matrix.  Crystal has a small ding on termination, shown in last photo below.  
JC9263.  Another view.  
JC9263.  Another view.  
JC9263.  Another view.  
JC9301.  Sphalerite, galena, siderite, pyrite.  Eagle mine, Gilman, Eagle county, Colorado.  8 x 10 cm  222g.  $100.00.    Brilliant black sphalerites with several silvery gray galena crystals on the sphalerite.  Siderite/ankerite on the back with minor pyrite.  One of the better pieces I have seen from Gilman in quite some time.   Lots of sparkle to the sphalerite.   Some rubbing on a couple galena cubes.
JC9301.  Closer view.  
JC9301.  Back side.  
JC6391.  Rosasite, hemimorphite.  Baystate mine, Mining Canyon, Diamond mountains, White Pine county, Nevada.  4 x 7 cm  186g.  $18.00.  Blue green/greenish blue rosasite with a partial coating of hemimorphite crystals overlying the rosasite.  Collected in 2011. 
JC6393.    Rosasite, hemimorphite.  Baystate mine, Mining Canyon, Diamond mountains, White Pine county, Nevada.  4.5 x 6.5 cm  122g.  $20.00.  Blue green/greenish blue rosasite with a partial coating of hemimorphite crystals overlying the rosasite.   Collected in 2011.
JC6395.    Rosasite, hemimorphite.  Baystate mine, Mining Canyon, Diamond mountains, White Pine county, Nevada.  5 x 9.5 cm  255g.  $20.00.   Blue green/greenish blue rosasite with a partial coating of hemimorphite crystals overlying the rosasite.  Sawn back.   Collected in 2011.
JC6396.    Rosasite, hemimorphite.  Baystate mine, Mining Canyon, Diamond mountains, White Pine county, Nevada.  5 x 6.5 cm  166g.  $18.00   Blue green/greenish blue rosasite with a partial coating of hemimorphite crystals overlying the rosasite.   Collected in 2011.
JC6397.    Rosasite, hemimorphite.  Baystate mine, Mining Canyon, Diamond mountains, White Pine county, Nevada.  6 x 10 cm  294g.  $25.00    Blue green/greenish blue rosasite with a partial coating of hemimorphite crystals overlying the rosasite.  Sawn back.  Collected in 2011.
JC6399.    Rosasite, hemimorphite.  Baystate mine, Mining Canyon, Diamond mountains, White Pine county, Nevada.  6 x 10 cm  221g.  $18.00.   Blue green/greenish blue rosasite with a partial coating of hemimorphite crystals overlying the rosasite.   Collected in 2011.
JC6400.    Rosasite, hemimorphite.  Baystate mine, Mining Canyon, Diamond mountains, White Pine county, Nevada.  6 x9 cm  343g.  $18.00.   Blue green/greenish blue rosasite with a partial coating of hemimorphite crystals overlying the rosasite.   Collected in 2011.
JC6401.    Rosasite, calcite, hemimorphite.   Baystate mine, Mining Canyon, Diamond mountains, White Pine county, Nevada.  6.5 x 7.5 cm  129g.  $25.00  Blue green/greenish blue rosasite with a partial coating of hemimorphite crystals overlying the rosasite.     Collected in 2011.   Sawn back.

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