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JC10400.     Andradite.   Cowboy mine (near), Wellington Hills, nr. Wellington, Lyon county, Nevada.   5.5 x 12.5 cm   359g.  $40.00   Sawn back.   Brilliant, glassy luster, semi gemmy crystals.  One can see into the crystals, so unless the crystal face is reflecting light, it is difficult to tell if it is a complete crystal or not.   Not often one sees transparent andradite crystals.  Rare, one of a kind find.   
JC10400.  Close up view.  On the extreme left edge, center of the photo is a non-reflective andradite crystal and you are actually seeing into the crystal.  
JC10401.  Andradite.   Cowboy mine (near), Wellington Hills, nr. Wellington, Lyon county, Nevada.   7 x 12.5 cm  745g.  $45.00.   Sawn back and base.     Brilliant, glassy luster, semi gemmy crystals.  One can see into the crystals, so unless the crystal face is reflecting light, it is difficult to tell if it is a complete crystal or not.   Not often one sees transparent andradite crystals.  Rare, one of a kind find.   
JC10401.  Close up view.  The andradite crystal on the lower right is transparent, and is reflecting a bit of light off the crystal face.  In the upper photo, the same crystal is not reflecting light and you can see into it.  
JC10402.  Andradite.   Cowboy mine (near), Wellington Hills, nr. Wellington, Lyon county, Nevada.  6 x 9 cm   169g. $40.00   Brilliant, glassy luster, semi gemmy crystals.  One can see into the crystals, so unless the crystal face is reflecting light, it is difficult to tell if it is a complete crystal or not.   Not often one sees transparent andradite crystals.  Rare, one of a kind find.    Sawn back   .SOLD
JC10403.  Andradite.   Cowboy mine (near), Wellington Hills, nr. Wellington, Lyon county, Nevada.  6 x 8 x 8 cm   402g.   $35.00   Sawn back.  Brilliant, glassy luster, semi gemmy crystals.  One can see into the crystals, so unless the crystal face is reflecting light, it is difficult to tell if it is a complete crystal or not.   Not often one sees transparent andradite crystals.  Rare, one of a kind find.   
JC10403.  Closer view.  If you look closely you can see into the crystals.  
JC10404.  Andradite.   Cowboy mine (near), Wellington Hills, nr. Wellington, Lyon county, Nevada.  6 x 6 cm   282g.  $30.00    Brilliant, glassy luster, semi gemmy crystals.  One can see into the crystals, so unless the crystal face is reflecting light, it is difficult to tell if it is a complete crystal or not.   Not often one sees transparent andradite crystals.  Rare, one of a kind find.    
JC10404.   Close up view, with a remnant of the calcite that was etched away to expose the crystals. 
JC10405Andradite.   Cowboy mine (near), Wellington Hills, nr. Wellington, Lyon county, Nevada. 5 x 7 cm  185g.  $35.00   Brilliant, glassy luster, semi gemmy crystals.  One can see into the crystals, so unless the crystal face is reflecting light, it is difficult to tell if it is a complete crystal or not.   Not often one sees transparent andradite crystals.  Rare, one of a kind find.     Sawn back and base.     .SOLD
JC10406.  Andradite, epidote, calcite.   Cowboy mine (near), Wellington Hills, nr. Wellington, Lyon county, Nevada.   6 x 6 cm  246g.  $30.00  Brilliant, glassy luster, semi gemmy crystals.  One can see into the crystals, so unless the crystal face is reflecting light, it is difficult to tell if it is a complete crystal or not.   Not often one sees transparent andradite crystals.  Rare, one of a kind find.       SOLD
JC10407Andradite.   Cowboy mine (near), Wellington Hills, nr. Wellington, Lyon county, Nevada.  4 x 11 cm.  274g.  $25.00   Brilliant, glassy luster, semi gemmy crystals.  One can see into the crystals, so unless the crystal face is reflecting light, it is difficult to tell if it is a complete crystal or not.   Not often one sees transparent andradite crystals.  Rare, one of a kind find.    Sawn base.  
JC10407.  Close up view.  
JC10408Andradite.   Cowboy mine (near), Wellington Hills, nr. Wellington, Lyon county, Nevada.  4 x 8 cm   285g.  $30.00   Brilliant, glassy luster, semi gemmy crystals.  One can see into the crystals, so unless the crystal face is reflecting light, it is difficult to tell if it is a complete crystal or not.   Not often one sees transparent andradite crystals.  Rare, one of a kind find.   
JC10408.  Close up view.  
JC10409Andradite.   Cowboy mine (near), Wellington Hills, nr. Wellington, Lyon county, Nevada.  6.5 x 6.5 cm   351g.  $28.00   Brilliant, glassy luster, semi gemmy crystals.  One can see into the crystals, so unless the crystal face is reflecting light, it is difficult to tell if it is a complete crystal or not.   Not often one sees transparent andradite crystals.  Rare, one of a kind find.   
JC10409.  Close up view.  
JC10410Andradite.   Cowboy mine (near), Wellington Hills, nr. Wellington, Lyon county, Nevada.  6 x 9.5 cm  426g.  $28.00   Sawn base.   Brilliant, glassy luster, semi gemmy crystals.  One can see into the crystals, so unless the crystal face is reflecting light, it is difficult to tell if it is a complete crystal or not.   Not often one sees transparent andradite crystals.  Rare, one of a kind find.   
JC10410.  Close up view.  
JC10411Andradite, epidote.   Cowboy mine (near), Wellington Hills, nr. Wellington, Lyon county, Nevada.   5.5 x 8.5 cm   282g.  $35.00   Sawn back.  Brilliant, glassy luster, semi gemmy crystals.  One can see into the crystals, so unless the crystal face is reflecting light, it is difficult to tell if it is a complete crystal or not.   Not often one sees transparent andradite crystals.  Rare, one of a kind find.   
JC10411.  Close up view.  
JC10411.  Another closer view.  
JC10412Andradite.   Cowboy mine (near), Wellington Hills, nr. Wellington, Lyon county, Nevada.  4 x 6.5 cm   420g. $30.00    Brilliant, glassy luster, semi gemmy crystals.  One can see into the crystals, so unless the crystal face is reflecting light, it is difficult to tell if it is a complete crystal or not.   Not often one sees transparent andradite crystals.  Rare, one of a kind find.     SOLD
JC10413Andradite.   Cowboy mine (near), Wellington Hills, nr. Wellington, Lyon county, Nevada.   5.5 x 9 cm   391g.  $25.00   Brilliant, glassy luster, semi gemmy crystals.  One can see into the crystals, so unless the crystal face is reflecting light, it is difficult to tell if it is a complete crystal or not.   Not often one sees transparent andradite crystals.  Rare, one of a kind find.   
JC10413.  Close up view. 
JC10414.  Melanite.  Perovskite Knob, nr. Dallas Gem (Benitoite) mine, New Idria district, Serpentine dome, San Benito county, California.  5.5 x 7 cm  136g.  $10.00.  Collected in 1982 from the Perovskite Knob.  Tiny, less than 1mm crystals for the most part, make up the specimen.  Crystals are bright and shiny with lots of sparkle.  
JC10414.  Close up view.   
JC10415.  Melanite.  Perovskite Knob, nr. Dallas Gem (Benitoite) mine, New Idria district, Serpentine dome, San Benito county, California.  5.2 x 8 cm  124g.  $12.00.   Collected in 1982 from the Perovskite Knob.  Tiny, less than 1mm crystals for the most part, make up the specimen.  Crystals are bright and shiny with lots of sparkle.    SOLD
JC10416.  Melanite.  Perovskite Knob, nr. Dallas Gem (Benitoite) mine, New Idria district, Serpentine dome, San Benito county, California.   5 x 9 cm  179g.  $15.00.      Collected in 1982 from the Perovskite Knob.  Tiny, less than 1mm crystals for the most part, make up the specimen.  Crystals are bright and shiny with lots of sparkle.   SOLD
JC10417.  Melanite.  Perovskite Knob, nr. Dallas Gem (Benitoite) mine, New Idria district, Serpentine dome, San Benito county, California.  5 x 7 cm  185g.  $5.00.  Collected in 1982 from the Perovskite Knob.  Tiny, less than 1mm crystals for the most part, make up the specimen.  Crystals are bright and shiny with lots of sparkle.  
JC10417.  Close up view. 
JC10418.  Melanite.  Perovskite Knob, nr. Dallas Gem (Benitoite) mine, New Idria district, Serpentine dome, San Benito county, California.  4 x 9 cm   144g.   $5.00       Collected in 1982 from the Perovskite Knob.  Tiny, less than 1mm crystals for the most part, make up the specimen.  Crystals are bright and shiny with lots of sparkle.  
JC10418.  Close up view.  
JC10419.  Melanite, perovskite.  Perovskite Knob, nr. Dallas Gem (Benitoite) mine, New Idria district, Serpentine dome, San Benito county, California.  6 x 11 cm   236g.  $15.00.   Collected in 1982 from the Perovskite Knob.  Tiny, less than 1mm crystals for the most part, make up the specimen.  Crystals are bright and shiny with lots of sparkle.   The seams these crystals grew in are very thin and tight, so the perovskite crystals that formed in the seams were limited in their growth to very flat, squarish crystals, a nearly transparent grayish color, that are most noticeable when the specimen is turned in the light to pick up the crystal faces.    There are 10+ perovskite crystals on this piece.   SOLD
JC10420.  Melanite.  Perovskite Knob, nr. Dallas Gem (Benitoite) mine, New Idria district, Serpentine dome, San Benito county, California.  3.5 x 5 cm   74g.  $5.00.  Collected in 1982 from the Perovskite Knob.  Tiny, 1mm crystals for the most part, make up the specimen.  Crystals are bright and shiny with lots of sparkle.
JC10420.  Close up view.  
JC10421.  Melanite.  Perovskite Knob, nr. Dallas Gem (Benitoite) mine, New Idria district, Serpentine dome, San Benito county, California.  5 x 6.5 cm  82g.  $7.00. Collected in 1982 from the Perovskite Knob.  Tiny, less than 1mm crystals for the most part, make up the specimen.  Crystals are bright and shiny with lots of sparkle.
JC10421.  Close up view.  
JC10422.  Melanite.  Perovskite Knob, nr. Dallas Gem (Benitoite) mine, New Idria district, Serpentine dome, San Benito county, California.  4 x 7 cm  140g.  $14.00   Collected in 1982 from the Perovskite Knob.  Tiny, 1mm crystals for the most part, make up the specimen.  Crystals are bright and shiny with lots of sparkle.  SOLD
JC10423.  Melanite.  Perovskite Knob, nr. Dallas Gem (Benitoite) mine, New Idria district, Serpentine dome, San Benito county, California.  4.5 x 7 cm   146g.  $5.00. Collected in 1982 from the Perovskite Knob.  Tiny, less than 1mm crystals for the most part, make up the specimen.  Crystals are bright and shiny with lots of sparkle. 
JC10423.  Close up view.  
JC10424.  Melanite.  Perovskite Knob, nr. Dallas Gem (Benitoite) mine, New Idria district, Serpentine dome, San Benito county, California.  3 x 4 cm   43g.  $5.00.   Collected in 1982 from the Perovskite Knob.  Tiny, less than 1mm crystals for the most part, make up the specimen.  Crystals are bright and shiny with lots of sparkle.
JC10424.  Close up view. 
JC10425.  Melanite, perovskite.  Perovskite Knob, nr. Dallas Gem (Benitoite) mine, New Idria district, Serpentine dome, San Benito county, California.  5 x 5 cm  103g. $5.00.   Collected in 1982 from the Perovskite Knob.  Tiny, less than 1mm crystals for the most part, make up the specimen.  Crystals are bright and shiny with lots of sparkle.  One partial perovskite crystal is present on the piece.  
JC10425.   Close up view.  
JC10426.   Melanite, perovskite.  Perovskite Knob, nr. Dallas Gem (Benitoite) mine, New Idria district, Serpentine dome, San Benito county, California.  3.5 x 4 cm  60g.  $5.00.  Collected in 1982 from the Perovskite Knob.  Tiny, 1mm crystals for the most part, make up the specimen.  Crystals are bright and shiny with lots of sparkle.  There are three partial perovskite crystals on the back.      SOLD
JC10427.  Melanite.  Perovskite Knob, nr. Dallas Gem (Benitoite) mine, New Idria district, Serpentine dome, San Benito county, California.  3.5 x 4.5 cm  40g.  $5.00. Collected in 1982 from the Perovskite Knob.  Tiny, less than 1mm crystals for the most part, make up the specimen.  Crystals are bright and shiny with lots of sparkle. 
JC10427.  Close up view.  
JC10428.  Melanite.  Perovskite Knob, nr. Dallas Gem (Benitoite) mine, New Idria district, Serpentine dome, San Benito county, California.  2 x 3.5 cm  10g.  $4.00.  Collected in 1982 from the Perovskite Knob.  Tiny,  1mm crystals for the most part, make up the specimen.  Crystals are bright and shiny with lots of sparkle.
JC10429.  Melanite.  Perovskite Knob, nr. Dallas Gem (Benitoite) mine, New Idria district, Serpentine dome, San Benito county, California.  4.5 x 5 cm   24g.  $5.00.  Collected in 1982 from the Perovskite Knob.  Tiny, less than 1mm crystals for the most part, make up the specimen.  Crystals are bright and shiny with lots of sparkle.
JC10429.  Close up view. 
JC10430.  Melanite.  Perovskite Knob, nr. Dallas Gem (Benitoite) mine, New Idria district, Serpentine dome, San Benito county, California.  1.5 x 4.5 cm  18g.  $4.00.  Collected in 1982 from the Perovskite Knob.  Tiny, less than 1mm crystals for the most part, make up the specimen.  Crystals are bright and shiny with lots of sparkle.  There are three partial perovskite crystal on the back.  
JC10431.  Melanite.  Perovskite Knob, nr. Dallas Gem (Benitoite) mine, New Idria district, Serpentine dome, San Benito county, California.  3.5 x 5 cm  49g.  $4.00.   Collected in 1982 from the Perovskite Knob.  Tiny, less than 1mm crystals for the most part, make up the specimen.  Crystals are bright and shiny with lots of sparkle. There is one partial perovskite crystal on the back. 
JC10431.  Close up view.  
JC10432.   Melanite.  Perovskite Knob, nr. Dallas Gem (Benitoite) mine, New Idria district, Serpentine dome, San Benito county, California.  4 x 5 cm  48g.  $4.00.  Collected in 1982 from the Perovskite Knob.  Tiny, less than 1mm crystals for the most part, make up the specimen.  Crystals are bright and shiny with lots of sparkle.
JC10432.   Close up view. 
JC10433.   Melanite.  Perovskite Knob, nr. Dallas Gem (Benitoite) mine, New Idria district, Serpentine dome, San Benito county, California.  3.5 x 4 cm  55g.  $5.00. Collected in 1982 from the Perovskite Knob.  Tiny, less than 1mm crystals for the most part, make up the specimen.  Crystals are bright and shiny with lots of sparkle.  There is one partial perovskite crystal on the back.  
JC10433.   Close up view.  
JC10434.   Melanite.  Perovskite Knob, nr. Dallas Gem (Benitoite) mine, New Idria district, Serpentine dome, San Benito county, California.  1.5 x 3 cm  18g.  $5.00.  Collected in 1982 from the Perovskite Knob.  Tiny, 1mm crystals for the most part, make up the specimen.  Crystals are bright and shiny with lots of sparkle.
JC10435.   Melanite.  Perovskite Knob, nr. Dallas Gem (Benitoite) mine, New Idria district, Serpentine dome, San Benito county, California.  9.5 x 10.5 cm  474g.  $15.00.  Collected in 1982 from the Perovskite Knob.  Tiny, less than 1mm crystals for the most part, make up the specimen.  Crystals are bright and shiny with lots of sparkle.
JC10435.  Close up view. 
JC10439.  Molybdenite.   Pine Creek mine, Annex claims, Bishop district, Scheelite, nr. Bishop, Inyo county, California.  7 x 8.5 cm   371g.   $125.00.   About 50% pure molybdenite.  Some rusty quartz is present as matrix, as well as fine grained epidote.   Several interlocking, about 2 cm crystals, tending to make it look like one crystal.    Backside is also molybdenite, mostly, with poorly formed crystals.  
JC10439.  Another view. 
JC10439.  Another view. 
JC10441.  Molybdenite,  powellite.   Pine Creek mine, Annex claims, Bishop district, Scheelite, nr. Bishop, Inyo county, California.  5 x 6.5 cm    120 g.  $65.00  Large, subhedral, 4 cm crystal.   Powellite is fairly rich on this piece and is not obvious until hit with short wave UV  light, where it shows up as a bright yellow color. 
JC10442.    Molybdenite.   Pine Creek mine, Annex claims, Bishop district, Scheelite, nr. Bishop, Inyo county, California.  5 x 5 cm   93g.   $35.00.   Mass of subhedral crystals.   Matrix is mostly rusty quartz.  
JC10442.  Another view. 
JC10443.  Molybdenite,  powellite.   Pine Creek mine, Annex claims, Bishop district, Scheelite, nr. Bishop, Inyo county, California.  6.5 x 7 cm  241g  $125.00   Large, subhedral, 6.5 cm crystal.     Powellite is fairly rich on this piece and is not obvious until hit with short wave UV  light, where it shows up as a bright yellow color. 
JC10443.   Another view.  
JC10444.  Molybdenite,  powellite.   Pine Creek mine, Annex claims, Bishop district, Scheelite, nr. Bishop, Inyo county, California.  5 x 5.5 cm  126g   $65.00    A 5 cm subhedral crystal, with massive andradite with some rusty quartz, as the matrix.        Powellite is fairly rich on this piece and is not obvious until hit with short wave UV  light, where it shows up as a bright yellow color. 
JC10445.    Molybdenite.   Pine Creek mine, Annex claims, Bishop district, Scheelite, nr. Bishop, Inyo county, California.  8 x 8 cm  226g.    $65.00  Several partial crystals, about 3 cm across on the larger ones.    Matrix is mostly fine grained epidote.  
JC10445.  Another view. 
JC10445.  Another view. 
JC10448.    Molybdenite.   Pine Creek mine, Annex claims, Bishop district, Scheelite, nr. Bishop, Inyo county, California.  5 x 11 cm   354g.        Sawn back.   $40.00.    Several subhedral crystals in fine grained epidote and rusty quartz matrix.   
JC10448.   Another view. 
JC10448.   Another view. 

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