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JC9361Vanadinite, barite.  ACF mine area, Mibladen mining district, Midelt, Khenifra province, Meknes-Tafilalet region, Morocco.  8 x 8 cm  453g.  $95.00  Bright red vanadinite with a slight orange tint on white barite.  Some gypsum dusting some of the crystals on the top left from the display side shown here.     A solid mass of barite.  Back side is massive barite with no vanadinite.  Largest vanadinite crystal is about 7mm.  
JC9361.  Another view.  The gypsum partially some of the vanadinite is visible in the upper part of the specimen. 
JC9362.  Epidote, albite?  Pakistan.  8 x 8 cm  108g.  $300.00.    Upright sprays of olive green to a more greenish olive as shown here.  Albite? crystals are scattered around on the epidote sprays.  Longest spray is just short of 6 cm.  Bright luster on the epidote.  Most of the sprays are undamaged.  There are two sprays with the very tip cleaved off, and not at all obvious.  I had to look close to find them.   Very esthetic.   No exact information on the location as yet, other than Pakistan.    There were 4 that I saw at Tucson, and picked these two (see below).  
JC9362.  Another view.  
JC9362.  Another view.  
JC9362.  Another view.  
JC9363.  Calcite (cobaltoan).  Kolwezi district, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire).  6 x 10 cm   182g.  $80.00.  Bright, sparkly crystals in a shallow vug.  Sawn back. 
JC9363.  Another view. 
JC9364.   Azurite, malachite.  Khanong open pit, Sepon mine, Vilabouly district, Savannakhet province, Laos.   6.5 x 8 cm  140g.  $140.00.  Blocky brilliant crystals.  Largest crystal is about 5mm, and most crystals are about that size or smaller.   Color is a dark blue, which is much brighter in daylight as this photo shows.  Sawn back. 
JC9364.  Another view.  
JC9365.   Vanadinite.  ACF mine area, Mibladen mining district, Midelt, Khenifra province, Meknes-Tafilalet region, Morocco.  5 x 6 x 8.5 cm  202g.  $250.00.  Crystals are a dark, intense red, with no hint of orange.  The contrast with the black matrix really helps give great contrast.  Largest crystal is 12mm in diameter.  A rather delicate specimen which may have to be packed in soap powder for shipment.  The color is amazing.   
JC9365.  Another view. 
JC9365.  Another view.
JC9365.  Another view.
JC9366.     Azurite, malachite.  Khanong open pit, Sepon mine, Vilabouly district, Savannakhet province, Laos.  7 x 9 cm  243g.  $220.00    Brilliant luster dark blue crystals, which in daylight really brighten up.  Largest crystal is about 5mm and that is about average for most, with many smaller of course.   Sawn back. Pretty.  
JC9366.  Another view.
JC9366.  Another view.
JC9368.     Malachite, azurite.  Khanong open pit, Sepon mine, Vilabouly district, Savannakhet province, Laos.  11 x 13.5 cm  >1000g.  $175.00.  Dark green malachite composes most of the front of this piece, with the back covered with drusy azurite.  There are two generations of malachite present, with the botryoidal malachite the primary crystallization, and then a bit later small sparkly drusy malachite occur partly coating the left side.  They are sparkly and do not show up well in this photo, but are obvious in person so to speak.   There is minor drusy azurite on the top and sides.   I haven't seen much worthwhile malachite from here as the primary coverage as in this photo...a pretty specimen with nice chatoyancy to the malachite. 
JC9368.  Another view.
JC9368.  Back side. 
JC9369.  Epidote, albite.  Pakistan.   8 x 12 cm   408g.  $500.00.    Upright sprays of olive green to a more greenish olive as shown here.  Albite? crystals are scattered around on the epidote sprays.  Longest spray is just short of 6 cm.  Bright luster on the epidote.  Most of the sprays are undamaged.  There are 4 sprays with the very tip cleaved off, or contacted with the other side of the pocket...it is kind of hard to tell, and they are not at all obvious and do not detract from the specimens esthetics.  I had to look close to find them.   Very esthetic.   No exact information on the location as yet, other than Pakistan.    There were 4 that I saw at Tucson, and picked these two (see above).   The matrix appears to be either orthoclase or microcline.  Very showy and superb epidote of this type.   I took photos 360 degrees around the specimen...it displays well from any angle, and the matrix has a flat bottom, so it sits beautifully.  
JC9369.  Another view.  
JC9369.  Another view.
JC9369.  Another view.
JC9369.  Another view.
JC9369.  Another view.
JC9369.  Another view.
JC9369.  Another view.
JC9370.  Azurite, malachite.  Sidi Ayed, Boulemane province, Fes-Meknes region, Morocco.   7 x 12 cm   300g.  $65.00.    Deep blue drusy crystals in a vuggy matrix; the azurite appears to have formed on a thin layer of malachite.  Sparkly azurite, colorful.   Sawn back.  
JC9370.  Slightly different angle. 
JC9370.  A closer view. 
JC9371.   Azurite, malachite.  Sidi Ayed, Boulemane province, Fes-Meknes region, Morocco.  7.5 x 13 cm  548g.  $60.00   Deep blue drusy crystals in a vuggy matrix;  there is a dark amorphous looking mineral coating some of the azurite, particularly on the back side.  There are bits of massive quartz caught up in the azurite and show as white spots in the photos.  The malachite is less obvious in person than the photos would indicate...little darker green.    Sparkly azurite, colorful.  
JC9371.   Back side. 
JC9372.   Azurite.  Sidi Ayed, Boulemane province, Fes-Meknes region, Morocco.  9 x 12.5 cm   602g.  $275.00.   Intense, sparkly blue azurite coating massive quartz.  Beautiful color and sparkle to the azurite.  Really nice piece from here.  I looked at a lot of specimens from Sidi Ayed at Tucson, and this is far and away the best one I saw.   Has a sawn base and sits beautifully as shown here.    The azurite also coats most of the back, and other than the exposed quartz on the right side in this photo, the azurite wraps around the entire specimen. 
JC9372.  Slightly turned. 
JC9372  Closer view.  
JC9373.  Vanadinite.  ACF mine area, Mibladen mining district, Midelt, Khenifra province, Meknes-Tafilalet region, Morocco.   9 x 10 cm  514g.  $250.00.  Brown with a hint of red, lustrous crystals.  There were quite a few of these scattered through the Moroccan dealers at Tucson.  Most were a bit too pricey for me, so I settled on this one as somewhat more affordable.  Nice clean specimen a bit different than the usual oranges/red oranges for the vanadinite.  
JC9373.  Another view. 
JC9374Calcite (cobaltoan).  Aghbar mine, Bou Azzer, Tazenakht, Ourzazate province, Souss-Massa-Draa region, Morocco.  6 x 9.5 cm  461g.  $65.00.  Pink crystals with the "Mercedes Benz" type termination as seen on schorls so often.   Crystals are about 6mm tall and 5mm across the terminations.   Nice bright luster.   ON HOLD
JC9374.  Another view. 
JC2916.  Amethyst.  Piedras Parado, Mun. De Professor Rafael Ramires (Las Vigas), Veracruz, Mexico.  5 x 7.5 cm  64g.  $150.00.   A lovely group of midrange color amethyst, collected in 2004.
JC2916.  Another view.
JC2916.  Another view.
JC6428.  Amethyst.  Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico.  5 x 6.5 cm  45g.  $40.00.   The top crystal is doubly terminated, with the left end terminated as several slightly darker amethyst crystal terminations.    Two views are shown, this view and the reverse view below.  
JC6428.   Reverse view.   Shows the terminations on this end of the doubly terminated crystal.  
JC9375.   Amethyst.  Piedra Parada, Municipio De Tatatila, Veracruz, Mexico.  A 4.7 cm long doubly terminated crystal with a few satellite crystals on a bit of matrix.   $25.00. 
JC9375.  Another view. 
JC9375.  Another view. 
JC9375.  Another view. 
JC9375.  Another view. 
JC9376.    Amethyst.  Piedra Parada, Municipio De Tatatila, Veracruz, Mexico.  4.5 x 10 cm  108g.  $50.00.   A couple of V shaped crystal groups on a bit of matrix.   The tallest crystals are 5 to 6 cm tall.   The matrix coating is tiny, sparkly, clear, drusy quartz.  
JC9376.  View from one end. 
JC9376.  View from one end. 
JC9376.  Another view.  
JC9377.    Amethyst.  Piedra Parada, Municipio De Tatatila, Veracruz, Mexico.  8 x 13.5 cm  329g.  $175.00.    Lilac crystals on a matrix coated with microcrystalline drusy quartz.  I picked this one because of the number of doubly terminated crystals on it.  I counted 7.  Displays well.  The largest crystal on the far back measures 7 cm long.  
JC9377.  Another view.  
JC9378.     Amethyst.  Piedra Parada, Municipio De Tatatila, Veracruz, Mexico.  9 x 11 cm  173g.  $175.00.  This one is nearly all quartz with a thin partial layer of slightly rusty looking matrix.   Sticking up from the clear quartz crystal coated matrix are seven +, light amethyst crystals, the longest at 4 cm on the left side.  Pretty and displays well.  
JC9378.  Another view. 
JC9378.  Another view.
JC9378.  Another view.
JC9380.  Vanadinite, barite.  ACF mine area, Mibladen mining district, Midelt, Khenifra province, Meknes-Tafilalet region, Morocco.   5 x 7 cm  274g.  $300.00.  Dark red crystals on barite that has a thin coating of a sooty black mineral.  Nice vanadinite.  One Moroccan dealer had a dozen or so of these, most smaller.  I picked a couple of the larger specimens.  Probably from a single and the same, pocket.  
JC9380.  Another view.   Crystals are a little darker red than the photo would indicate. 
JC9380.  Another view. Crystals are a little darker red than the photo would indicate. 
JC9382.    Vanadinite, barite.  ACF mine area, Mibladen mining district, Midelt, Khenifra province, Meknes-Tafilalet region, Morocco.  5.5 x 7 cm  171g.  $290.00.    Dark red crystals on barite that has a thin coating of a sooty black mineral.  Nice vanadinite.  One Moroccan dealer had a dozen or so of these, most smaller.  I picked a couple of the larger specimens.  Probably from a single and the same, pocket.  
JC9382.  Another view. 
JC9382.  Another view. 
JC9382.  Another view. 
JC9384.  Epidote, quartz.  Green Monster Mountain, Prince of Wales Island, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska.  6 x 7.5 cm   214g.  $125.00.   Dozens of small terminated crystals with nice luster.  A few quartz crystals are scattered around.  There are a half dozen or so broken crystals that really don't detract.  

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