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JC248.  Pyrite  Julcani mine, Julcani district, Angaraes province, Huancavelica department,  Peru.   7 x 10 cm  510g.  $45.00.  Older piece from 1998.   Flat plate covered with pyritohedrons.  
JC248.  Close up view.  
JC297.  Pyrite, quartz, siderite?  Julcani mine, Julcani district, Angaraes province, Huancavelica department,  Peru.  5.7 x 8 cm  $30.00.   Older piece collected in 1998.   Flattish plate with pyrite pyriteohedron crystals sticking out of a layer of sparkly drusy quartz.  Small siderite? balls are on the quartz.    Pyrite has nice luster.  
JC297.  Slightly different angle. 
JC297.  Closer view.  
JC3188.  Vanadinite.  Puzzler mine, Castle Dome district, Yuma county, Arizona.   5 x 6.5 cm  137g.  $65.00.   Some breccia fragments have been cemented together by vanadinite.  The crystals of vanadinite vary from light beige in the microcrystals, to an odd olive brown to greenish orangish brown zoned crystals.  I collected this one in 1982.  The mine is closed and inaccessible now, as it is within the Yuma game preserve.  Looks better in person.      SOLD
JC5059.  Adamite.  Dachaang Sn-polymetallic ore field, Nandan Co., Hechi prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, China.  4 x 5.2 cm  60g.  $60.00.    These came out briefly in 2009 and have pretty much disappeared from the market. 
JC5059.  Close up.  
JC8171.  Calcite, quartz.   San Martin mine, San Martin-Sabinas district, San Martin, Sombrerete municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico.    4 x 6 cm  121g.  $95.00.   A single, pale lilac calcite crystal on massive quartz, with a thin layer of drusy quartz on the more massive material.   Pale lilac crystals like this are rare from here. 
JC8171.  Another view. 
JC8171.  Another view. 
JC10539.  Azurite.  Schmitt dolomite quarry, Altenmittlau, Freigericht, Main-Kinzin-Kreis, Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany.  4.5 x 6 cm  95g.  $50.00    A 1 cm ball of azurite, with a somewhat smaller and less perfect one above it.   Not often do you see a good primary azurite from Germany.  
JC10539.  Close up.  
JC10540.  Epidote.  Kharan district, Balochistan region, Pakistan.   4.8 x 4.8 cm   49g.   $35.00.    A composite group of epidote sprays with nice green color and great luster.   Looks good from either front or pack as can be seen in the photos.  
JC10540.  Looking down on the terminations. 
JC10540.  Back side.  
JC10541.  Fluorite.  Cave-in-Rock, Hardin county, Illinois.  10 x 10.5 cm   420g.  $130.00.  A flat plate of amber crystals with a purple outer zone.  Some black petroleum residue is present on some crystals.  Crystals to 13mm.  A few have cleavage faces on them; natural breakage as some have a bit of petroleum residue on them.   Overall a little dark in color due to the petroleum residue on the back.  
JC10541.  Close up.  
JC10541.  Close up.  
JC10542.  Wulfenite.   La Morita mine, Ascencion municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico.  5 x 5 cm   112g.  $55.00.   Up to approximately 7mm crystals, with white calcite.    From the recent (2018-2019) finds.  
JC10542.  Close up.  
JC10543.  Wulfenite.   La Morita mine, Ascencion municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico   3.5 x 4 cm  63g.  $45.00.  Approximately 9 mm crystals.  Several have damage, as can be seen.   Bright luster with good color.  
JC10543.  Another view.  
JC10544.  Pyromorphite.   San Andres mine, Espiel, Cordoba, Andalusia, Spain.   5 x 8 cm  205g.  $280.00  Lime green, yellow green, pale green crystals.   From the finds of around 1997.   Crystals have a satiny to glassy luster.      RESERVED
JC10544.  Close up
JC10544.  Close up.  
JC10545.  Malachite pseudo azurite.   Milpillas mine, Santa Cruz Municipality, Sonora, Mexico.  7 x 13 cm  536g.  $135.00.   Large, dark green fairly lustrous pseudos.   The one on the end measures 3.5 cm in length.  There is a ding on the back side of the largest crystal, and a small ding on one of the central crystals.  These are brighter than usual pseudos with great luster.   RESERVED
JC10545.   Slightly different view.  
JC10545.  The largest pseudo, measuring 3.5 cm  in length.   Right end of specimen.  
JC10545.  Left end of specimen.   
JC10546.  Smithsonite.  Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Namibia.   5 x 7 cm   145g.    $45.00    Gray crystals, with just the very slightest touch of green. 
JC10546.  Slightly different view, slightly closer.  
JC10547.  Hessonite.   Ala, Trentino-Alto Adige, Piedmont, Italy.  2 x 3.5 x 8 cm  140g.  $225.00.   An exceptional Italian hessonite.  The photos do not do it justice.   Brilliant, gemmy crystals to near 1 cm in size, with beautiful orange-red color.   I tried several different exposures...none are as good as I would like.  A much better than average specimen.  
JC10547.   Closer view. 
JC10547.   Side view.  
JC10547.  Closer view.  
JC10548.  Dioptase.  Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Namibia.   4.3 x 8 cm  87g  $195. 00    Small, brilliant, gemmy, dioptase crystals on what appears to be dolomite.  Lots of sparkle.   Sawn back.  
JC10548.   Close up.  
JC10549.  Azurite.  Puit IX, Zelidja mine, Touissit dist., Oujda-Angad prov., Oriental region, Morocco.  4.5 x 7.5 cm  263g.  $325.00.   From the mid 1990's finds at Touissit.   Brilliant, dark blue crystals, very pretty.   This big find produced some of the best azurites from Touissit.   Not many for sale these days of this quality. 
JC10549.    Close up.  
JC10549.  Back side of specimen.  
JC10550.  Pyromorphite.  Vereinigung mine, Eisenbach, Selters, Limburg-Weilburg, Giessen retion, Hesse, Germany.   4.5 x 7 cm  94g  $85.00.    Rarely ever seen from this mine, this old piece features green/olive green crystals coating a grayish matrix of quartz.  Good for this classic locality.  
JC10550.   Slightly different angle.  
JC10550.   Closer view.  
JC10550.  Closer view.  
JC10552.  Wulfenite.   La Morita mine, Ascencion municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico.  3.5 x 4 cm  66g  $50.00.    Cute miniature from this recent find.   
JC10552.   Another view. 
JC10552.   Another view. 
JC10553.  Adamite.  Ojuela mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico.   4 x 6.5 cm   78g.  $37.00.   An "L" shaped piece, with the bottom of the "L" facing towards the camera.  Color is pale yellow.    Sparkly.  
JC10553.  Another view.  
JC10553.  Another view.  
JC10554.  Pyromorphite.  El General mines, Cabezarrubias del Puerto, Ciudad Real, Castile-La Mancha, Spain.   7.5 x 7.5 cm   94g  $95.00.   An uncommon occurrence specimen.  The mine produced a limited number of these several years ago, and no more since.   They are yellow, yellow green and olive crystals coating the face of the rock matrix.    
JC10554.   Closer view.  
JC10555.  Ferberite.  Cerro Tazna, Nor Chichas province, Potosi, Bolivia.   5 x 5.5 x 5 cm  351 g.  $95.00    Nice group from this location which hasn't produced more of these for several years.    Black, bladed crystals.   Broken crystal on the lower front.  
JC10555.   Closer view.   The greenish tint on the crystal face on the left is a reflection, as it is dead black in color.  
JC10556.   Tremolite.  Dancey Tremolite occurrence?, Snowdon  townshiop, Haliburton county, Ontario, Canada.   7 x 11.5 cm  168g.  $300.00.   Quite pretty, almost chatoyant prisms completely make up the specimen, with no matrix.  Looks good from front and back.   The large prism that reflects light so well is a bit over 4 cm long.   Although the label says the Snowdon Iron mine...I could not find a definitive reference for tremolite from there, and in the same area is the Dancey occurrence.   Ex. Rober Nowakowski collection #379, and collected by Alfred Stevenson in the early 1960's.     A quite rare specimen.   SOLD
JC10557.   Mimetite, mottramite?  Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Namibia.   7 x 9.5 cm  334g.  $365.00.   A very odd (weird?)  mimetite from Tsumeb.  Looks like coral.  Sort of cauliflower like, cream colored crystal aggregates completely cover the front of the piece.  A greenish tint is caused by a very thin layer of what looks like sparkly mottramite at the base and sides of the crystals.   Arkenstone had priced this one at $1,800. 
JC10557.  Closer view. 
JC10557.  Close up.   

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