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JC5310.  Quartz.  Pup claims, nr. Deep Springs valley, Inyo county, California.   $3.00
JC9062.  Cuprite.   Milpillas mine, Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico.   7 x 10 cm  285g.  $175.00.   Somewhat flattened, brilliant crystals, with red color (as seen) in daylight, brilliant silvery reflectance in reflected light.    Some rubbing in center area, as can be seen better in the lowest photo.  
JC9062.  Another view. 
JC9062.  A closer view. 
JC1587.  Quartz.  Sweetwater mountains, Mono county, California.  2.5 x 5.7 cm  25g.  $5.00.   Collected in 1996 from high up on the Sweetwater mountains plateau.  Low temperature epithermal quartz veins in altered andesites.   Not in mindat as self collected.   Obscure location with unusual quartz groups.   Most crystals have a partial secondary coating of micro-crystalline drusy quartz.   Luster is satiny.     SOLD
JC1589.  Quartz.  Sweetwater mountains, Mono county, California.  3.8 x 4.5 cm  18g.   $5.00.   Collected in 1996 from high up on the Sweetwater mountains plateau.  Low temperature epithermal quartz veins in altered andesites.   Not in mindat as self collected.   Obscure location with unusual quartz groups.   Most crystals have a partial secondary coating of micro-crystalline drusy quartz.   RESERVED
JC1590.  Quartz.  Sweetwater mountains, Mono county, California.  3.2 x 6.3 cm   26g.     $5.00.   Collected in 1996 from high up on the Sweetwater mountains plateau.  Low temperature epithermal quartz veins in altered andesites.   Not in mindat as self collected.   Obscure location with unusual quartz groups.   Most crystals have a partial secondary coating of micro-crystalline drusy quartz.   RESERVED
JC5271.  Andradite.  Kembele, Arrondissement Diakon, Cercle de Bafoulabe, Kayes region, Mali.  4 x 5 x 8.5 cm long.  152g.  $50.00.   A group of brilliant, dark brown, almost black crystals.  On exposure to high intensity light they show a slight greenish brown tinge to thin edges.  What I consider the display side, shown here, has no damaged crystals although a couple show where another crystal had grown against them.  This is visible in the crystal on the left side and is typical of garnet groups.       RESERVED
JC7917.  Anglesite.   Monteponi mine, Iglesias, Carbonia-Iglesias province, Sardinia, Italy.  5 x 5 cm  214g.  $75.00.  Grayish crystals coating the top  two thirds of the matrix. The white spot is where crystals used to be.  Rare specimen from this long closed mine.   
JC7917.  Another view.
JC7921.  Vesuvianite.  Alchuri (Alchori, Aschudi), Shigar valley, Skardu district, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern areas), Pakistan.  3.5 x 6 cm  56g.  $40.00.  Stacked crystals of brown color with good bright luster.   Better in person.      
JC7921.  Another view.  
JC7921.  Another view.   
JC8344.   Amethyst.  Piedra Parada, Municipio De Tatatila, Veracruz, Mexico.  6.3 x 9 cm  211g.  $130.00  2 cm crystals coating a rock fragment with a micro thin layer of drusy epidote on it.   There is one crystal, shown in a photo below that is sceptered.   Nice, pretty,  piece.    RESERVED
JC8344.  Another view.  
JC8344.  Another view.
JC8344.  Another view.
JC8344.  View of the sceptered crystal.  The red dot is hematite bleb. 
JC8344.  Another view.
JC9788.   Amethyst.  Piedra Parada, Municipio De Tatatila, Veracruz, Mexico.  5 x 7.5 cm  63g.   $25.00.    Clear bright luster quartz crystals with several having amethyst tips.     RESERVED
JC9767.  Wulfenite.  Mežica Mines, Mežica (Miess), Slovenia.  5.5 x 7 x 9 cm  327g.  $75.00.   Nearly solid mass of orange-brown crystals.  
JC9767.  Another view.  
JC9767.  Another view.
JC9768.    Wulfenite.  Mežica Mines, Mežica (Miess), Slovenia.  4 x 4.7 cm  62g.  $25.00.   Nearly solid mass of orange-brown crystals.  
JC9768.  Another view.  
JC9768.  Another view, back side.  
JC9770.  Smithsonite.  Refugio mine, Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico.   5 x 10 cm  189g.  $325.00.    Pink to slightly lilac pink specimen from this now exhausted locality.  Specimen is not back lit.  
JC9770.   Another view.  
JC9770.  Back side.  
JC9772.  Pyromorphite (replaced by?).  Midnight mine, Burke, Coeur d'Alene district, Shoshone county, Idaho.   3.5  cm  39g.  $35.00.  From a one time find in the 1960's.   These odd pyromorphites appear to have been replaced by unknown mineral.  Some dealers have suggested anglesite as the replacing mineral, others have suggested apatite as the replacement mineral.  X-ray data from what I have heard is inconclusive, so for now, I'll just call it pyromorphite, albeit weird.  No more have come out from this one time find.   RESERVED 
JC9773.  Mimetite, barite.  Ojuela mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico.  4.5 x 9 cm  165g.  $50.00.  From a recent fine (2018) at the Ojuela mine are these botryoidal, lime green to yellowish lime green mimetites with beige/cream colored bladed barite crystals.    RESERVED
JC9773.  Another view, daylight photo.  
JC9774.  Andradite.  Garnet Hill, Calaveras county, California.  3 x 3.5 x 9 cm  198g.  $85.00.  From California's premier garnet location is this piece with no damage to all the main crystals, with brilliant luster, and the typical brown/red brown color of the crystals.  
JC9774.  Another view.  
JC9775. Vanadinite.  ACF mine area, Mibladen mining district, Midelt, Khenifra province, Meknes-Tafilalet region, Morocco.  5.5 x 6.5 cm  76g.  $45.00.   From the recent find of "sandwich" crystals, with odd color zoning.      RESERVED
JC9776.  Siderite, pyrite, and ?.  Eagle mine, Gilman, Eagle county, Colorado.   7.5 x 8 cm  499g.  $48.00.   One of the older pieces, from the upper parts of the mine.  Brown, bladed siderite on a matrix of pyrite micro-crystals and sphalerite? micro-crystals.   
JC9777.   Mimetite, barite.  Ojuela mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico.  4 x 4 cm  25g.  $45.00.   From a recent find (2018) at the Ojuela mine are these botryoidal, lime green to yellowish lime green mimetites with beige/cream colored bladed barite crystals.    RESERVED
JC9778.  Andradite var. topazolite, var. demantoid, var. melanite. New Idria district, Serpentine dome (near the benitoite location), San Benito county, California.    4 x 12 cm  363g.  $95.00.   The face of this specimen is completely covered with tiny (up to 2mm) crystals of all three varieties.  Although small crystals, they have brilliant luster and the entire piece sparkles nicely when moved in the light.   Better in person.  The camera cannot show the sparkle of the piece. An older specimen.  
JC9778.   Another view, slightly more exposure. 
JC9778.  Close up view of upper right.  
JC9778.  Close up view of the lower right.  
JC9779.  Mimetite, barite.  Ojuela mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico.  4 x 5 cm  65g.  $50.00.   From a recent fine (2018) at the Ojuela mine are these botryoidal, lime green to yellowish lime green mimetites with beige/cream/tan colored bladed barite crystals.    RESERVED
JC9780.  Ferberite, mica, arsenopyrite,  fluorite.  Yaoganxian mine, Yizhang County, Chenzhou prefecture, China.  4 x 7 cm   127g.  $40.00.  A 7 cm ferberite crystal, with other ferberite offset of the main crystal.   There is scattered mica (phlogopite?) and part of a fluorite crystal that has no shape (damaged).    The main ferberite crystal appears to have been cleaved on the right hand side, although it looks like the crystal is whole.  There are a few arsenopyrite crystals scattered around on the specimen.      RESERVED
JC9780.  Another view. 
JC9780.  Another view. 
JC9780.  Another view, backside of the specimen.  
JC9781. Barite.  Willow creek, Freighter spring, Mount Borah, Lost River range, Custer county, Idaho.  3 x 6 cm  104g.  $8.00.   Little group of crystals from this obscure location in Idaho.  
JC9781.   Another view.  
JC9782Barite.  Willow creek, Freighter spring, Mount Borah, Lost River range, Custer county, Idaho.  3 x 5 cm  67g.  $5.00.  Little group of crystals from this obscure location in Idaho.   This was trimmed off a larger piece and has a small saw mark on the lower bottom edge of the front.   
JC9782.  Another view.   
JC9784. Pyromorphite.  Daoping mine, Gongcheng county, Guilin prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, China  4.5 x 6 cm  126g.  $28.00.   Pale green crystals from this noteworthy location in China.   Bright luster on the crystals.  
JC9784.  Slightly different view.  
JC9785. Ferberite.  Tazna Mine, Cerro Tazna, Nor Chichas Prov., Potosi Dept., Bolivia.  5.7 cm deep x 10.8 cm wide x 11.4 cm high.  >1000g.  $385.00.   A large and well crystallized specimen  from this noted Bolivian locality.  Good pieces like this are virtually unavailable on the market these days.  It has two broken crystals that keep it from being priced at over $1,000.   One is on the lower left center and one is on the right side.  
JC9785.  Another view, with the broken crystal on the left side easily visible. 
JC9785.  Another view.   
JC9785.  I turned the specimen to an oblique angle view to show the broken crystal on the right edge of the piece.   
JC9785.  Another view of the top most crystals.  
JC9786.   Mimetite, barite.  Ojuela mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico.  9 x 12.5 cm  207g.  $120.00.      From a recent fine (2018) at the Ojuela mine are these botryoidal, lime green to yellowish lime green mimetites with beige/cream/tan colored bladed barite crystals.    RESERVED
JC9786.  Oblique view.  
JC9787Olivenite, azurite.  Christiana mine, Kamariza mines, Agio Konstantinos, Lavrion district, Attiki prefecture, Greece.  6,5 x 9 cm  259g.  $80.00.  Sparkly, green olivenite in cute sprays and micro crystals with brilliant blue azurite crystals.  The matrix is more brown than the red color shown in the photos.     RESERVED 
JC9787.  Another view.  
JC9787.  Another, closer, view.
JC9789.  Quartz.  Sweetwater mountains, Mono county, California.  3 x 8 cm  55g.     $5.00.   Collected in 1996 from high up on the Sweetwater mountains plateau.  Low temperature epithermal quartz veins in altered andesites.   Not in mindat as self collected.   Obscure location with unusual quartz groups.   Most crystals have a partial secondary coating of micro-crystalline drusy quartz. 
JC9789.  Back side.  
JC9790.  Quartz.  Sweetwater mountains, Mono county, California. 3.5 x 5 cm  17g.     $5.00.   Collected in 1996 from high up on the Sweetwater mountains plateau.  Low temperature epithermal quartz veins in altered andesites.   Not in mindat as self collected.   Obscure location with unusual quartz groups.   A clear, core quartz crystal has been coated with a 2nd generation of quartz growing off of it like spines on a cactus.   The rootlets visible in the photos have been removed.  RESERVED
JC9791.  Vanadinite.  Puzzler mine, Yuma county, Arizona.  1.5 x 2.5 cm  $5.00.   A little thumbnail from this now closed and sealed mine.  Collected in 1998.   
JC9792   Vanadinite.  Puzzler mine, Yuma county, Arizona.  1.7 x 2.5 cm  $5.00.   A little thumbnail from this now closed and sealed mine.  Collected in 1998.
JC9793. Vanadinite.  Puzzler mine, Yuma county, Arizona.  1.3 x 2 cm  $5.00.   A little thumbnail from this now closed and sealed mine.  Collected in 1998. RESERVED 
JC9794.  Vanadinite.  Puzzler mine, Yuma county, Arizona.  2 x 3 cm    $5.00.   A toenail/thumbnail from this now closed and sealed mine.  Collected in 1998.

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