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JC10222.  Wulfenite.  Zelidja mine, Touissit-Bou Beker district, Jerada province, Oriental region, Morocco.  10 x 12 cm   361g.   $175.00.   Nice coverage of yellow/butter scotch yellow crystals.  Largest crystal is 18mm across.  I counted a couple of broken, smaller crystals, otherwise in good shape.  Matrix is odd looking, corroded dolomite, with a few saddle shaped small dolomite crystals on the back.  Wulfenite crystals on the back side are rather dull, some with a beige clay like material that didn't come off in the ultrasonic cleaner.     
JC10222. Another view. 
JC10222.   Close up view, the 18 mm crystal is in the center left side.  
JC10222.   Close up view.
JC10223.  Pyromorphite.  Barstow'w cut/trench, Roughton Gill South Lode, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England, UK.  7 x 9 cm  441g.   $98.00.  Collected in 1978 by Richard Barstow.  Lime green crystals is somewhat rusty quartz matrix.   The trench/cut has been filled in, and no more specimens will be produced from this particular location.  
JC10223.  Close up.
JC10223.  Close up.
JC10227.  Malachite, calcite.   Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Namibia.   3 x 4 x 5 cm.  72g.  $60.00  Ex Willie Stein collection.   Primary malachite crystals with bright green luster on small calcite crystals.   Collected when the mine was active.   
JC10227.  Slightly different angle. 
JC10227.  Another view.  
JC10232.  Smithsonite.  Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Namibia.   4.5 x 5 cm  87g.  $70.00.   Light pink crystals, with a somewhat tan tint on the knob on the right hand end of the piece.   
JC10232.   Another view.  
JC10235.  Cuprite.  Fengjiashan mine, (Daye copper mine), Daye county, Huangshi, Hubei, China.   3 x 5 x 5 cm   183g.  $45.00.    From a somewhat recent find, interesting little complex crystals on a black coated matrix.  Not sure what the black coating is.   
JC10235.  Close up view.  
JC10279.  Pyromorphite.  Wheatley mine, Phoenixville district, Schuylkill township, Chester county, Pennsylvania.   6 x 7.5 cm  126g.  $40.00.   Typical olive green crystals on oxidized, quartzose matrix.   
JC10279.   Close up.  
JC10293.  Vanadinite. ACF mine area, Mibladen mining district, Midelt, Khenifra province, Meknes-Tafilalet region, Morocco.  5.5 x 8.5 cm  161g.   $125.00.   Red crystals with slight orangish tint.  What attracted me to this one, is the crystals are nicely stacked for a 3 dimensional look not normally seen with these vanadinites.   
JC10293.  slightly angled side view.  
JC10293.  Top view.  
JC10294.  Pyromorphite.  Rosenberg mine, Braubach, Rhineland Palatinate, Germany. 3.5 x 7 cm  100g.  $45.00  Typical beige crystals from this well known, closed mine. 
JC10294.  Close up view. 
JC10295.  Azurite, malachite pseudo after azurite.  M'Ssici (Mecissi), Alnif County, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet, Morocco.  6 x 7 cm   242g.  $75.00.   Rather pretty specimen.  Some of the little bladed azurite crystals have been pseudo morphed to malachite.       RESERVED
JC10295.  Close up. 
JC10326.  Mimetite, duftite?   Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Namibia.   6.5 cm thick x 9 cm wide x 12 cm long.   780g.  $98.00.   A nearly solid mass of mimetite.  The crystals are acicular, vary from brownish to yellow, the brownish color from included iron oxide?  Small vugs and holes throughout the specimen are full of crystals.   Nice luster.  Unusual mimetite...I haven't seen another quite like this one.  Light olive green patches here and there appear to be duftite.    RESERVED
JC10326.   Close up.  
JC10326.   Close up.
JC10326.  Back side full of mimetite crystals also.
JC10326.  Close up of back side.
JC10327.  Wulfenite. Mežica, Carinthia Region, Slovenia.  10 x 15 cm  965g.  $200.00.   Something not often seen is a large plate of crystals such as this from here.  There are some broken crystals, as can be seen in the close ups.  Overall in good shape.  Crystals are not bright and lustrous, more of a dull waxy luster.  
JC10327.  Close up
JC10329.  Melanite.  Serpentine dome, New Idria district, San Benito county, California.   6 x 10 cm.  $45.00.   Lots of brilliant black crystals.  This area, now closed to the public, has not had any recent finds of these fine, black, crystal specimens.   
JC10329.  Close up. 
JC10330.  Azurite, malachite.  Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Namibia.  8.5 x 10.5 cm   496g.  $280.00.   An unusual azurite from Tsumeb.  Sort of botryoidal, with sparkly, azurite outer coating, with a few balls of malachite strategically placed for extra appeal.   Nice color and luster.   I haven't seen one quite like this before from Tsumeb.   Pretty.
JC10330.  Closer view.  
JC10330.  Close up.  
JC10331.  Vanadinite (endlichite).  Touissit-Bou Beker district, Jerada province, Oriental region, Morocco.   7 x 12 cm  271g.  $125.00.    Mass of bright, tan crystals from the finds of many years ago.    There is a bit of black, micro crystalline mottramite beneath the vanadinite crystals.   
JC10331.  Close up.
JC10334.  Sphalerite, quartz.  Cumberland mine, Smith county, Tennessee.     5 x 7 cm  187g.   $50.00.  A somewhat older piece from the 1970's.    A bit different as the sphalerite is on a matrix of sparkly drusy quartz.   
JC10334.  Another view.  
JC10335. Quartz.  Ace of Diamonds Mine, Nr. Middleville, Herkimer County, New York    4.5 x 5.5 cm  122g. $20.00    A 1.5 cm crystal in a small vug in its host rock of dolomite.   Although nothing has really changed as to  location and specimens, this piece was mined sometime prior to 1958.  It was the 1st specimen I ever purchased as a budding mineral collector in 1958.   
JC10335.  Close up.  
JC10337.  Azurite.  Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Namibia.   4 x 5 cm  90g.  $50.00.   Purportedly from the Easter Pocket.   A group of lustrous dark blue crystals.  Largest on the top, with crystals all around the piece.    A tough one to photo, so I took several angles around the piece.  
JC10337.  Another view.  
JC10337.   Close up of the larger crystals on the top. 
JC10337.   Close up of the larger crystals on the top. 
JC10337.   Close up of the larger crystals on the top. 
JC10337.  Back side

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