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Minerals  Beginning with "Q"

 

 

JC9125.  Amethyst, calcite.   Kakamunurle Mine, Karur District, Tamil Nadu, India.  7.5 x 8 cm 144g  $125.00  These came out several years ago, and made quite a hit.  This one is slightly different in that the crystals are sort of short and squat, and try for double terminations even though attached to matrix.  There is a double terminated dogtooth calcite hidden in with the amethyst.   This view is with the specimen lying flat.  It is basically a flat lying piece with a somewhat mounded appearance as seen here. 
JC9125.  A vertical view.  A calcite, hard to see, is on the lower left, as a somewhat grayish crystal. 
JC9125.  Another vertical view, the calcite is on the lower right in this shot. 
JC9125.  Close up of the top of the specimen. 
JC9125.  Back side.  
JC12765.  Cerro Quesgar, Pampas District, Pallasca Province, Ancash, Peru.  10.5 x 6 x 4 cm 138g. $150.00.   I acquired this from Miners Lunchbox in 2001.   At the time there were a number of these collected, seems like I looked at a hundred or more of these.  This one struck my eye purely for the esthetics.   Brilliant, transparent quartz crystals throughout, with a projection of doubly terminated crystals across the front, and a bit of green sericite mica here and there.  The photos do not do this one justice.  A really pretty piece.  These are pretty much un-available these days.    Crowley coll. # 1518.   
JC12765.  Another view. 
JC12765.  Another view.  
JC12765.  Closer view.  
JC12765.   Closer view.  
JC12764.  Quartz, rutile, Egg.   Minas Gerais, Brazil.   4 x 5.5 cm 124g.  $50.00.   Light smoky quartz infused with hair like rutile crystals throughout.   Got this from Rock Currier in 1976 (Jewel Tunnel Minerals). 
JC12764.  Slightly different angle.  
JC12764.  A bit more back lit and vertical lit.  
JC12503.   Quartz (irradiated).  Arkansas.   4 x 5 cm 39g   $8.00 
JC12505.   Quartz (Scepter).  Brandberg Complex, Brandberg Area, Dâures Constituency, Erongo Region, Namibia.  1.5 x 3.5 cm 8g  $8.00. 
JC12701.   Synthetic quartz. Alexandrov Factory, Russia.   4.3 x 2.8 x 1.2 cm 26g   $35.00.    SOLD
JC12700.   Synthetic quartz. Alexandrov Factory, Russia   4.3 x 2.5 x 1.2 cm 25g   $35.00.  
JC12700.  Another view. 
JC12700.  Another view.
JC12489.  Quartz, pyrite, muscovite.  Panasqueira Mines, Covilhă, Castelo Branco, Portugal.  3.5 x 9 cm 339g  $50.00   Lustrous, gem clear crystal with a partial coating of sparkly micro crystalline pyrite on one side, and a bit of muscovite on the the other side.  
JC12489.  Turned it a bit to show the pyrite micro crystals coating part of the quartz.  
JC12489.  Turned it a bit to show the pyrite micro crystals coating part of the quartz
JC12484.   Quartz.  La Belleza, Santander, Colombia.      5.5 x 11 cm 116g   $80.00   A crystallized plate, with quartz crystals on both sides.  A floater specimen.  
JC12484.  I darkened the photo to better show the quartz crystals, which are highly lustrous and transparent.  
JC12484.  Another view.   
JC12484.   Closer view.  
JC12482.  Quartz.  Boyac Department, Colombia.  11 x 21 cm 827g   $200.00   A large cabinet specimen.  Flat plate covered with classic, elongated, quartz crystals.  Good luster.   
JC12482.  Slightly different angle.  
JC12482.  Another view. 
JC12482.  Another view. 
JC12482.  Another view. 
JC12204.   Synthetic quartz.  Alexandrov Factory, Russia.  15.5 cm long  976g   $30.00   One of the odd things in this collection I acquired last year was a couple of flats of synthetic quartz.  I tried to price them keeping in mind the shipping cost...so the heavier pieces are a bit less than the smaller, lighter ones. 
JC12204.  Side view. 
JC12184.   Quartz, apatite.  Panasqueira Mines, Covilhă, Castelo Branco, Portugal.  4 x 5 cm 40g  $23.00  Group of quartz crystals with an apatite crystal on the left side in this view.  Minor siderite? coats the quartz.  
JC12184.   Another view.  
JC12159.  Quartz, siderite.  Panasqueira Mines, Covilhă, Castelo Branco, Portugal.  10 cm long crystal. 187g   $40.00
JC12151.  Quartz.  Crystal Mine, (El Dorado Crystal Mine), Frenchtown, Shingle Springs Mining District, West Belt, El Dorado Co., California   Mine is a short distance south of  old Frenchtown.  I collected this one in 1990.    6 x 7 cm 60g  $25.00.   Mine is now closed down and the entrances are buried.   On private land.   
JC12151.   Another view. 
JC12054.   Quartz, ferberite, muscovite.  Yaogangxian Mine, Yaogangxian W-Sn ore field, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China.  5 x 5.5 cm 112g  $30.00.   The ferberite is pretty much cleaved up, and is on the bottom of the piece.

 

JC12054.  A different angle.  
JC12357.  Quartz, mordenite.  Rat’s Nest claim, Bayhorse district, nr. Challis, Custer county, Idaho.  5 x 7.5 cm 90g.   $15.00     Very sparkly small quartz crystals forming on almost botryoidal matrix.  Quartz is growing on/in mordenite in hairlike crystals.  Although well known for its beautiful heulandite crystals, these odd quartz specimens are different and quite pretty.  Nice and bright and sparkly in person
 
JC12357.  Closer view.  
JC12355.   Quartz.  Rat’s Nest claim, Bayhorse district, nr. Challis, Custer county, Idaho.  4.5 x 6.5 x 9 cm 183g.  $25.00    Very sparkly small quartz crystals forming on almost botryoidal matrix.  Minor mordenite present.  Although well known for its beautiful heulandite crystals, these odd quartz specimens are different and quite pretty.  Nice and bright and sparkly in person.   

 
JC12355.  Another view. 
JC12355.  Another view. 
JC12042.  Quartz.  Kullu District, Himachal Pradesh, India.  6 x 6 cm   $35.00. 
JC12042.  Different angle. 
JC12042.  Different angle. 
JC12042.  Different angle. 
JC11882.  Quartz, dolomite.  Saint-Eustache Quarry, Saint-Eustache, Deux-Montagnes RCM, Laurentides, Québec, Canada.  4 x 5 cm 71g.  $25.00.   Cute little transparent quartz crystal in amongst pale pinkish dolomite crystals.  A lesser known locality. 
JC11882.  Another view.  
JC11882.  Another view.  
JC11862.  Rose quartz.  Taquaral,  Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil.   3 x 7 cm  68g.   $175.00   Light pink crystals.  A partial crystal of muscovite on the back side.  A few dinged crystals on the front, not obvious.  
JC11862.  Another view.  
JC11566.  Quartz, arsenopyrite.  Yaogangxian mine, Yaogangxian W-Sn ore field, Yizhang county, Chenzhou, Hunan, China.   4 x 4 x 10 cm  145g.  $60.00  Couple of long quartz crystals with arsenopyrite crystals clustered at the base of the quartz crystals. 
JC11566.  Another view. 
JC11566.  Another view. 
JC11566.  Another view. 
JC11525.  Quartz, calcite, fluorite, sphalerite.  W.L. Davis-Deardorff mine, Ozark-Mahoning group, Cave-in-Rock subdistrict, Hardin county, Illinois.  3.5 x 7 x 10 cm  $200.00.   Bright quartz crystals, with calcite crystals perched on the quartz, with a small fluorite off to one side, and a sphalerite matrix.  
JC11525.  Another view.
JC11525.  Another view.
JC11525.  Another view.
JC11439.  Quartz (prase) with actinolite inclusions, andradite.   Serifos Island, Milos, South Aegean, Greece.  4 x 10 cm  107g  $140.00.   A deep green quartz crystal completely filled with actinolite inclusions giving the intense color.   It lies on a bed of tiny andradite crystals.  There is a spot near the base of the crystal where it looks like another crystal has broken off. 

 
JC11439.  Slightly different angle.  
JC11439.  Different angle.  
JC11250.  Quartz.  Zaca (Advance) mine, Colorado hill, Loope, Monitor-Mogul district, Alpine county, California.  3.5 x 7 cm  63g.  $10.00  Three vugs.  One on each end, and one in the middle.  
JC11250.  Another view.  Note the odd bent crystal on the extreme left, sticking out side wise.  
JC11253.      Quartz.  Zaca (Advance) mine, Colorado hill, Loope, Monitor-Mogul district, Alpine county, California.   6.5 x 11 cm  281g.  $15.00.   Busy piece with lots of crystals.  
JC11253.   Another view.  
JC11254.      Quartz.  Zaca (Advance) mine, Colorado hill, Loope, Monitor-Mogul district, Alpine county, California.  7 x 13 cm  241g.  $10.00.  
JC11254.  
JC11255.  Quartz.  Zaca (Advance) mine, Colorado hill, Loope, Monitor-Mogul district, Alpine county, California.  6 x 10 cm  180g.   $13.00.  
JC11257.      Quartz.  Zaca (Advance) mine, Colorado hill, Loope, Monitor-Mogul district, Alpine county, California.  5 x 7.5 cm  140g.  $10.00   Two vugs one above the other.  
JC11257.  Slightly different angle. 
JC4014.   Amethyst.  Piedra Parada, Tatatila municipality, Veracruz, Mexico.   6 x 9 cm   94g.   $135.00  Several crystals on a matrix plate of tiny quartz crystals.  There is a crack underneath the quartz crystals that I was not sure would hold up in shipment, so I put some super glue in the crack to stabilize it.   Crowley collection #:  1587.  Purchased in 2007.   
JC4014.  Another view. 
JC10704.  Quartz (enhydro).   Hunan, China.   3.5 x 9 cm  113g.  $50.00.   A doubly terminated quartz crystal with carbon inclusions, has a small, L shaped water bubble on one side.  Kind of hard to see.  I took two close up photos to show it.  
JC10704.  Another view. 
JC10704.  Another view.  
JC10704.  Close up of bubble.  Its near the top center in the photo. 
JC10469.  Amethyst.   Piedra Parada, Tatatila Municipality, Veracruz, Mexico.  4 x 5 x 6.5 cm   87g  $110.00.    Nice, cute little group.   
JC10469.   Another view.  
JC10469.  Another view.   
JC9816.  Quartz.  Sweetwater mountains, Mono county, California.  5.5 x 12 cm 237g  $15.00  These are from the high plateau on the top of the Sweetwater mountains.  Several quartz veins have these and similar types of quartz.  The specimen is composed of the primaryt crystals, as larger quartz prisms.  Next drusy quartz came in as a secondary layer, coating most of the first generation quartz crystals.   Collected in 1996.
JC9816.  Another view. 
JC9816.  Close up. 
JC9019.  Amethyst.  Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg Area, Dâures Constituency, Erongo Region, Namibia.   4.5 x 6 cm 69g   $40.00   Two dark purple crystals.  
JC9019.  Another view. 
JC9019.  Another view. 
JC9019.   Backlit.
JC9019.   Backlit.  
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.
JC1340.    Quartz.  Zaca (Advance) mine, Colorado hill, Loope, Monitor-Mogul district, Alpine county, California.  4.5 x 7.5 cm  133g  $10.00   Larger crystal surrounded by small drusy crystals. 
JC1340.  Slightly different angle.