General Stock Page 17

Minerals Beginning with "U"," V"

JC11494.   Uvarovite.  Marsh Flats Chrome Associates properties, Moccasin Peak area, Tuolumne Co., California.  2.5 x 3 cm  20g.  $25.00.   Smears and small crystals typical of specimens from this area.  
JC11494.   Close up view.  
JC10659.  Uvite.  Power's Farm, Pierrepont, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, New York.  5 x 6.5 cm  133g.  $30.00.  Black uvite crystals over the top and side of the specimen. 
JC10659.  Another view.
JC10659.  Another view.
JC10659.  View of crystals on the side of the piece.  
JC13300.  Vanadinite. ACF mine area, Mibladen mining district, Midelt, Khenifra province, Meknes-Tafilalet region, Morocco. 8.8 x 7.2 cm 262g  $250.00.  Sharp group of red with hints of brownish orange, crystals.   There is one broken crystal on the lower left portion visible in the photo as an orangish blemish.  
JC13300.  Another slightly different angle. 
JC13300.  Close up of left side.  Broken crystal can be seen on the lower left.  
JC13300.  Close up of upper right.  
JC13248.  Vanadinite. ACF mine area, Mibladen mining district, Midelt, Khenifra province, Meknes-Tafilalet region, Morocco.  7 x 9 cm 230g   $250.00     Nice red crystals heavily coating matrix.  Displays well, with bright luster.    This one I actually de-accessed from the collection.  Collected in 1998.    Crowley collection #1389.   
JC13248.  Vertical view.   
JC13248.  Vertical view, flipped from the above photo.  
JC13248.  Oblique view.  
JC13149 Vanadinite.  Mibladen mining district, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco.  2.8 x 1.7 cm 20g  $20.00.   Single, complex crystal group. 
JC13149.  Another view. 
JC13022.  Vanadinite on barite. ACF mine area, Mibladen mining district, Midelt, Khenifra province, Meknes-Tafilalet region, Morocco. 6 x 6 cm 110g   $25.00   Bright red, highly lustrous crystals on white barite.  There are 3 broken crystals near the top center visible in the photo.   
JC13022.  Closer view, where a couple of missing crystals can be seen.
JC13023.   Vanadinite on barite. ACF mine area, Mibladen mining district, Midelt, Khenifra province, Meknes-Tafilalet region, Morocco.  4.5 x 3.5 cm 72g    $22.00     Brilliant, red, translucent, crystals on white barite.  Has one small broken crystal, visible in the lower center in this photo.
JC13023.  Another view.  
JC13023.  Angle looking more down on the specimen. 
JC13024.   Vanadinite on barite. ACF mine area, Mibladen mining district, Midelt, Khenifra province, Meknes-Tafilalet region, Morocco.   4 x 6.5 cm 94g  $40.00  Brilliant red crystals on white barite.    Pretty nice. 
JC13024.  Another view. 
JC13025.   Vanadinite on barite. ACF mine area, Mibladen mining district, Midelt, Khenifra province, Meknes-Tafilalet region, Morocco.   3 x 3.5 cm 18g  $16.00  Bright red crystals on white barite.  Two broken crystals in the foreground, easily seen in the photo.
JC13025.  Another view.   
JC13026.   Vanadinite on barite. ACF mine area, Mibladen mining district, Midelt, Khenifra province, Meknes-Tafilalet region, Morocco.   3 x 5 cm 48g  $30.00  Brilliant, translucent, deep red crystals on white barite.  There are two small broken crystals present.  These are shown in the 3rd photo below  RESERVED
JC13026.    Another view.  
JC13026.  Another view.  The two small broken crystals are visible in the left of center area.   They are not at all obvious.  
JC13027.   Vanadinite on barite. ACF mine area, Mibladen mining district, Midelt, Khenifra province, Meknes-Tafilalet region, Morocco.  1.8 x 3.5 cm 24g   $20.00    Brilliant, red with just a hint of orange crystals.  Pretty small miniature.   
JC13027.  Another view. 
JC13028.  Vanadinite on barite. ACF mine area, Mibladen mining district, Midelt, Khenifra province, Meknes-Tafilalet region, Morocco.   3 x 4 cm 46g    $27.00  Brilliant red, somewhat translucent crystals on white barite.   Nice miniature.  
JC13028.  Another view. 
JC13029.  Vanadinite on barite. ACF mine area, Mibladen mining district, Midelt, Khenifra province, Meknes-Tafilalet region, Morocco.  6 x 6 cm 102g   $35.00   Brilliant, deep red crystals on white barite.  There are 4 small broken crystals, not obvious but present.  
JC13029.  Another view.  
JC13029.  Another view.  Edge on view of the ones on the right...look a bit dark in the photo, but are a deep red. 
JC13030.  Vanadinite on barite. ACF mine area, Mibladen mining district, Midelt, Khenifra province, Meknes-Tafilalet region, Morocco.  6.5 x 5 cm 136g   $30.00   Brilliant, deep red crystals on white barite.  There are 3 small broken crystals present, not obvious, but present.  
JC13031.   Vanadinite on barite. ACF mine area, Mibladen mining district, Midelt, Khenifra province, Meknes-Tafilalet region, Morocco.  3.5 x 6 cm 84g 1 small ding   $35.00   Brilliant, bright red crystals on white barite. 
JC13031.  Another view. 
JC13032.   Vanadinite on barite. ACF mine area, Mibladen mining district, Midelt, Khenifra province, Meknes-Tafilalet region, Morocco.  3.5 x 3 cm 34gk   $22.00   Brilliant, bright red crystals on white barite.  A few crystals have tiny dings on there edges, hard to see, but present.  
JC13032.  Another view.  
JC13033.  Vanadinite on barite. ACF mine area, Mibladen mining district, Midelt, Khenifra province, Meknes-Tafilalet region, Morocco.  2 x 4 cm 24g   $22.00    Brilliant, bright red crystals on white barite.  
JC13033.  Another view.  
JC13034.  Vanadinite on barite. ACF mine area, Mibladen mining district, Midelt, Khenifra province, Meknes-Tafilalet region, Morocco.   2 x 3 cm 28g  $20.00   Brilliant deep red crystals on white barite.  One crystal, center front, has a chip out of the edge of the crystal.   Hard to see in the photos, as its not obvious.   
JC13034.  Another view.  
JC13034.  Another view. 
JC13035.   Vanadinite on barite. ACF mine area, Mibladen mining district, Midelt, Khenifra province, Meknes-Tafilalet region, Morocco.  2.5 x 3 cm 22g  $15.00   The main top center crystal is bruised.  Bright red, brilliant crystals.  
JC13035.  Another view. 
JC13011.   Vanadinite (var. endlichite)   Erupción Mine, Los Lamentos Mountains, Municipio de Ahumada, Chihuahua, Mexico.  9 x 9 x 2.5 cm 202g   $50.00.    Rather delicate, acicular crystals with brilliant luster coating a carbonate matrix.   Pretty and sparkly.  These are recent finds from the  Erupción mine
JC13011.  Close up view. 
JC13010.   Vanadinite (var. endlichite)   Erupción Mine, Los Lamentos Mountains, Municipio de Ahumada, Chihuahua, Mexico.   9 x 5 x 2.5 cm 82g   $50.00.   Rather delicate, acicular crystals with brilliant luster coating a carbonate matrix.   Pretty and sparkly.  These are recent finds from the  Erupción mine
JC13010.  Close up view. 
JC13009.   Vanadinite (var. endlichite)   Erupción Mine, Los Lamentos Mountains, Municipio de Ahumada, Chihuahua, Mexico.  9 x 5 x 2 cm 74g   $45.00.   Rather delicate, acicular crystals with brilliant luster coating a carbonate matrix.   Pretty and sparkly.  These are recent finds from the  Erupción mine
JC13009.  Close up view.  
JC13008.   Vanadinite (var. endlichite)   Erupción Mine, Los Lamentos Mountains, Municipio de Ahumada, Chihuahua, Mexico.  7 x 5 x 1.5 cm 46g   $50.00    Rather delicate, acicular crystals with brilliant luster coating a carbonate matrix.   Pretty and sparkly.  These are recent finds from the  Erupción mine.
JC13008.  Close up view.  
JC13007.   Vanadinite (var. endlichite)   Erupción Mine, Los Lamentos Mountains, Municipio de Ahumada, Chihuahua, Mexico.  8 x 7 x 4 cm 172g  $40.00   Rather delicate, acicular crystals with brilliant luster coating a carbonate matrix.   Pretty and sparkly.  These are recent finds from the  Erupción mine.
JC13007.  Close up view.
JC12767.  Vanadinite (arsenian).  Touissit, Touissit-Bou Beker mining district, Jerada Province, Oriental Region, Morocco.  6 x 5.5 x 1.5 cm 106g  $95.00   I acquired this one from Al McGuinness in May 1980;  Collected in 1980.  One of the earlier pieces to come out from here, brilliant luster sort of olive colored crystals with white/cream terminations.      Although the crystals are not large, the overall appearance I thought rather pretty.      Crowley coll. # 293
JC12767.  Close up. 
JC12756.   Vanadinite. ACF mine area, Mibladen mining district, Midelt, Khenifra province, Meknes-Tafilalet region, Morocco.  2 x 2.5 cm 14g   $20.00    Some scratches on the lower front.  Red orange crystals, waxy luster.  
JC12757.   Vanadinite. ACF mine area, Mibladen mining district, Midelt, Khenifra province, Meknes-Tafilalet region, Morocco.  2 x 2.5 cm 12g   $15.00.   Minor damage to the lower front, easily seen in the photo.   Dark red orange color with satiny luster.  
JC12758.   Vanadinite. ACF mine area, Mibladen mining district, Midelt, Khenifra province, Meknes-Tafilalet region, Morocco.  1.5 x 2 cm 10g  $10.00.   Scratch on the face, seen in the photo.  
JC12750.  Vanadinite. ACF mine area, Mibladen mining district, Midelt, Khenifra province, Meknes-Tafilalet region, Morocco.   5 x 3 x 3.5 cm 70g  $40.00.   Brick red/red orange crystals.  There is a scratch on the topmost crystal easily visible in the photo.   
JC12750.  Slightly different angle.  
JC12733.  Vanadinite.  Old Yuma Mine, Tucson Mountain District Saguaro National Park, Amole Mining District, Tucson Mountains, Pima County, Arizona.  8 x 9 x 6.5 cm 435g  $280.00.  Dark red crystals.     Old piece from Nick Hawes collection.  There are a couple of contact marks, not obvious.
JC12733.  Another view.  
JC12733.  Another view. 
JC12733.  Another view. 
JC12733.  Another view. 
JC12733.  Another view. 
JC12477.  Vanadinite.  Mibladen district, Midelt province, Draa-Tafilalet region, Morocco.  9.8 × 6.7 × 3.4 cm 284g  $200.00  Ex Brian Lloyd #447 & 0884.  An older piece, probably pre-2000.  Zoned crystals, a bit different than normally seen from here.  I haven't seen many like this, in this quality.  
JC12477.  Another vertical view.
JC12477.  Close up. 
JC12392.  Vanadinite, descloizite.   Keban mine, Keban, Elazig province, Turkey.  7 x 7 cm 133g.   $200.00   Another rarely seen specimen are the vanadinites from this obscure Turkish mine.  Mineral specimens from the Keban Mine of Turkey are rare and are very rarely available. This fine old-time piece features sharp, lustrous, hexagonal, golden-to red brown vanadinite crystals measuring up to 7 mm aesthetically and richly covering the underlying matrix with sparkly descloizite.  Probably dates to the 1930's when the mine was active.    Half dozen crystals missing as seen by the light spots in the photo.  
JC12050.  Vanadinite.  Mibladen district, Midelt province, Draa-Tafilalet region, Morocco.   6 x 5 x 4 cm  178g.  $90.00   Large, red to orangish red crystals, satiny luster.  The back of the piece is rather dull, brownish.   The large crystal in the center is 2.5 cm across.
JC12050.  Slightly different angle.  
JC11731.  Vanadinite. ACF mine area, Mibladen mining district, Midelt, Khenifra province, Meknes-Tafilalet region, Morocco. 5 x 5.5 cm 103g.    $25.00.   Large, but not gorgeous crystals along the top edge.  
JC11730.  Vanadinite. ACF mine area, Mibladen mining district, Midelt, Khenifra province, Meknes-Tafilalet region, Morocco.   6.5 x 7.5 cm 163g.  $30.00   Red orange crystals, a few dings/broken crystals are present.  
JC11724.  Vanadinite.   Puzzler Mine, Adams Mine group, Castle Dome District, Castle Dome Mountains, Yuma County, Arizona.  6.5 x 7.5 cm 101g.    $40.00   Face coated with small typical crystals from the Puzzler.   
JC11724.    Closer view.  
JC11689. Vanadinite, calcite.  Apex mine, San Carlos, Manuel Benavides municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico.    7 x 9 cm 119g  $65.00  Sort of brownish orange crystals poking out of the calcite, mostly on the bottom half of the specimen.    This is a vertical view, the next photo down I tilted the specimen back to better show the vanadinite crystals in the front. 
JC11689.   Tilted it back a bit
JC11671.  Vanadinite.  Mibladen mining district, Midelt, Khenifra province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco.  6 x 9 cm  134g.  $125.00.  What attracted me to this one, is the brilliant glassy luster, but also, the crystals are mostly transparent and gemmy, making for a really pretty piece.    Color is intense red orange, leaning to red as seen in the photos.  
JC11671.  Slightly closer view. 
JC11671.  Closer view.  
JC11671.  Closer view. 
JC11529.  Vanadinite on barite. ACF mine area, Mibladen mining district, Midelt, Khenifra province, Meknes-Tafilalet region, Morocco.  5 x 7 cm  185g.  $75.00.   Bright red crystals on bladed barite.  Bit of white aragonite on the lower side.  
JC11529.  Different view. 
JC11529.  Close up.  
JC11514.  Vanadinite, calcite.   Apex mine, San Carlos, Manuel Benavides municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico.   5 x 7 cm  133g.   $100.00   Nice crystals partially covered with calcite.  
JC11514.   Closer view.   Left end.
JC11514.  Closer view.  Right end.  
JC11262.      Vanadinite.  Puzzler mine, Adams mine group, Castle Dome district, Castle Dome mountains, Yuma county, Arizona.  3 x 4 cm   27g.  $8.00  The upper workings in the shaft, have slightly different type of crystals, in that the color tends to be a little more brown than deeper in the shaft.  
JC11263.     Vanadinite.  Puzzler mine, Adams mine group, Castle Dome district, Castle Dome mountains, Yuma county, Arizona.  2.5 x 2.5 cm  14g.  $5.00    Somewhat more reddish crystals.  
JC11264.      Vanadinite.  Puzzler mine, Adams mine group, Castle Dome district, Castle Dome mountains, Yuma county, Arizona.  2.3 x 2.7 cm  5g.  $5.00.
JC11265.     Vanadinite.  Puzzler mine, Adams mine group, Castle Dome district, Castle Dome mountains, Yuma county, Arizona.  1.4 x 2.2 cm  4g.  $5.00
JC11266.     Vanadinite.  Puzzler mine, Adams mine group, Castle Dome district, Castle Dome mountains, Yuma county, Arizona.  2 x 3 cm  9g.  $5.00
JC11267.     Vanadinite.  Puzzler mine, Adams mine group, Castle Dome district, Castle Dome mountains, Yuma county, Arizona.  1.5 x 2 cm  5g.  $5.00
JC11268.     Vanadinite.  Puzzler mine, Adams mine group, Castle Dome district, Castle Dome mountains, Yuma county, Arizona.  1.5 x 3 cm   9g.  $5.00.  
JC11269.     Vanadinite.  Puzzler mine, Adams mine group, Castle Dome district, Castle Dome mountains, Yuma county, Arizona.  2 x 2.2 cm  10g.  $5.00.  
JC11270.     Vanadinite.  Puzzler mine, Adams mine group, Castle Dome district, Castle Dome mountains, Yuma county, Arizona.  2 x 3 cm  9g.  $5.00.  
JC11274.    Vanadinite.  Puzzler mine, Adams mine group, Castle Dome district, Castle Dome mountains, Yuma county, Arizona.  2.5 x 3 cm  8g.  $5.00.  
JC11275.      Vanadinite.  Puzzler mine, Adams mine group, Castle Dome district, Castle Dome mountains, Yuma county, Arizona.  2 x 2.3 cm  8g.  $5.00. 
JC11275.  Back side.  
JC11276.      Vanadinite.  Puzzler mine, Adams mine group, Castle Dome district, Castle Dome mountains, Yuma county, Arizona.  2 x 4.2 cm  18g.  $5.00   The upper workings in the shaft, have slightly different type of crystals, in that the color tends to be a little more brown than deeper in the shaft.  
JC11277.     Vanadinite.  Puzzler mine, Adams mine group, Castle Dome district, Castle Dome mountains, Yuma county, Arizona.  1.7 x 2.5 cm  11g.  $5.00
JC11278.     Vanadinite.  Puzzler mine, Adams mine group, Castle Dome district, Castle Dome mountains, Yuma county, Arizona.  1 x 1.5 cm  3g.  $5.00  
JC11279.     Vanadinite.  Puzzler mine, Adams mine group, Castle Dome district, Castle Dome mountains, Yuma county, Arizona.  2.2 x 3.5 cm  9g.  $5.00
JC10500.  Vanadinite on barite. ACF mine area, Mibladen mining district, Midelt, Khenifra province, Meknes-Tafilalet region, Morocco.  8 x 8 cm  369g.   $135.00   Brilliant, red with orange tint, on white barite that has very minor limonite staining.  
  JC10467.  Vanadinite.  Mibladen mining district, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco.  6.5 x 10.5 cm   269g.   $175.00.   Bright red crystals on barite and on partially black coated country rock for nice contrast.  Pretty.  
JC10467.   Closer view, left side.  
JC10467.   Closer view of upper right and center.  
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.
JC9906.    Vanadinite on black manganese coated barite. ACF mine area, Mibladen mining district, Midelt, Khenifra province, Meknes-Tafilalet region, Morocco.    6 x 9 x 9 cm    805g.  $800.00   Bright, dark red, gemmy vanadinites on black manganese coated barite.  The specimen is a knob of matrix, with the barite/vanadinite wrapping around the knob as seen in the photos below.   Displays very well.   Gorgeous specimen. 
JC9906.  Another view. 
JC9906.  Back side of the specimen. 
JC9906.   Back side.  Tilted slightly more forward to show the crystals on the top.  
JC9904.  Vanadinite on barite. ACF mine area, Mibladen mining district, Midelt, Khenifra province, Meknes-Tafilalet region, Morocco. 10 x 14 cm  >1000g.  $325.00.  A CABINET specimen with white blades of barite partially coated with bright red, highly lustrous and gemmy, vanadinite crystals.  This one had a large chunk of matrix on the back which I sawed off to lighten the weight.  
JC9904.  Close up view. 
JC9904.  Closer view. 
JC9903.  Vanadinite on barite. ACF mine area, Mibladen mining district, Midelt, Khenifra province, Meknes-Tafilalet region, Morocco.  8 x 13 cm  718g.  $398.00.   A matrix of barite blades on this CABINET size specimen is heavily encrusted with bright red, gemmy vanadinite crystals.  No obvious damage.  This is a beautiful specimen that really stands out. The vanadinite is literally solidly coating the barite with vanadinite on all sides of the specimen, with the back side not as heavily coated with vanadinite showing the barite blades to great advantage.    
JC9903.  Back side.  
JC9903.  Close up of one area on the right side.  
JC9903.  Another view.  
JC9864Vanadinite, barite.  ACF mine area, Mibladen mining district, Midelt, Khenifra province, Meknes-Tafilalet region, Morocco.     7.5 x 7.5 cm  290g.  $150.00.   Dark red crystals on black coated barite blades.  One vanadinite on the upper left edge has two small dings on it...visible in the photo as two white spots on the crystal.  There are two barite blades with rub marks on them, and one broken small barite blade...they show up as white spots on the black matrix.  
JC9864.  Another view.  
JC9907.  Vanadinite, barite.  ACF mine area, Mibladen mining district, Midelt, Khenifra province, Meknes-Tafilalet region, Morocco.   7.5 x 8 cm   231g.  $125.00.   Brilliant red crystals on white barite.  The crystals are so bright a red they kind of overwhelmed the camera photo.   The color is bright red, with brilliant luster.  There is a little bit of white gypsum on some of the vanadinite crystals on the  left side of the specimen.   There is a minor rub spot near the very top of the piece only noticeable on close inspection. 
JC9907.  A closer view.  
JC9466.  Vanadinite. ACF mine area, Mibladen mining district, Midelt, Khenifra province, Meknes-Tafilalet region, Morocco.  6 x 6.5 cm  166g.  $90.00.   Bright red crystals on buff colored matrix.  Sawn base.   Nice.  
JC9466.  Another view.  
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. 
JC9246. Vanadinite.  ACF mine area, Mibladen mining district, Midelt province, Draa-Tafilalet region, Morocco.  6.5 x 11.5 cm   202g.  $125.00   Dense coating of dark red crystals on barite.   
JC9063.    Mibladen mining district, Midelt, Khenifra province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco.  6.5 x 10 cm  272g.  $250.00.   Dark red, with brownish tones.  One crystal has a tiny ding on its edge, otherwise undamaged.   
JC9063.  Another view.  
JC7909.  Vanadinite var. endlichite.  Ahumada mine, Los Lamentos mountains, Ahumada municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico.   4 x 5 cm 92g  $20.00.  Numerous brown crystals with scattered calcite.   Looks better in person.  
JC7909.  Another view.  
JC7584.   Vanadinite.  JC Holmes claims.  Santa Rita mountains, Santa Cruz county, Arizona.   7 x 10 cm  207g.  $65.00    Good coverage of orange crystals on black mottramite.  This location is an American classic, and has been thoroughly cleaned out.    This piece dates from the original find in the early 1980's.  Minor damage.  The veins in this deposit carrying the vanadinite were pretty tight and it was quite difficult to remove pieces without some damage to the crystals rubbing against adjacent wall rock or other vein fragments. 
JC7406.  Vanadinite.  JC Holmes claims.  Santa Rita mountains, Santa Cruz county, Arizona.  4.5 x 8 cm  216g.  $90.00.   These were 1st on the market in the 1980's, then once sold, pretty much disappeared.  A limited number from the original find became available in Denver, so I purchased a few of these uncommon specimens.  
JC7348.  Vanadinite.  JC Holmes mine, Temporal Gulch area, Patagonia, Wrightson district, Santa Rita mountains, Santa Cruz county, Arizona.  8 x 9 cm  328g.  $90.00.   A flat plate of pumpkin orange crystals typical from this find of the mid 1980's.    These have been quite uncommon on the market, until a few from the original find that have been stored away for the past 35 years were offered at the Denver show.  
JC7348.  Close up view.  
JC6959.  Vanadinite.   San Antonio m., chimenea Cox, Level 4. East Camp. Santa Eulalia.    6 x 7 cm 107g   $90.00    These unusual vanadinites came out several years ago, a one time find, and no more have appeared since then.    Pretty and sparkly.  
JC6959.  Close up view. 
JC6733.  Vanadinite.  Coudya, Mibladen, Midelt, Morocco.  6 x 8 cm  143g.  $110.00.   A floater group of crystals from a new series of pockets.   Bright red on top, and larger, beige crystals on the bottom.      Sold
JC3208.  Vanadinite.   Mibladen mining district, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco.  4.5 x 6.3 cm  265g.   $150.00   Red, with hint of orange crystals on beige rock.  Crystals are up to 1.3 cm in size.   Crystals are semi-gemmy, as you can see into them a bit.  
JC3208.  Another view.  
JC3208.  Closer view.  
JC2114Vanadinite on barite. ACF mine area, Mibladen mining district, Midelt, Khenifra province, Meknes-Tafilalet region, Morocco.  10 x 14 cm  >1000g.    $275.00.  This large, and rather heavy barite specimen has the barite blades encrusted with bright red vanadinites from micro size crystals on up.  Displays beautifully.   
JC2114.  Another view.  Slightly different angle.
JC2114.   Close up view.  
JC2114.  Close up view.  
JC2114.  Close up view. 
JC2115.   Vanadinite on barite. ACF mine area, Mibladen mining district, Midelt, Khenifra province, Meknes-Tafilalet region, Morocco.  7 x 11 cm   747g.   $240.00.  Brilliant red crystals on white barite blades. 
JC2115.  Close up view.  
JC2118.  Vanadinite on barite. ACF mine area, Mibladen mining district, Midelt, Khenifra province, Meknes-Tafilalet region, Morocco.   5.5 x 9.5 cm  503g.   $90.00.  Brilliant red crystals on white barite blades.   Some of the barite has a light staining of some kind of gray material.   
JC2118.  Vertical view.   Minor damage in the somewhat left of center near top...hard to see it.   
JC12675Vesuvianite.  Bill Waley Mine (Bill Waley Indian Allotment Mine), Drum Valley, Washapie Mountain, Tulare County, California.  17 x 7 x 6 cm 906g  $250.00   Bright luster crystals through the center.   This one was coated with blue calcite which has been etched off.   Looks better in person.   There were very few cabinet specimens collected from this find.   I first collected these from the Bill Waley Indian Allotment tungsten mine in Drum Valley, CA in 1972. They were in a cave type area in the mine, where on many, the calcite had been dissolved away leaving the vesuvianite.   I wrote the location up in "California Geology", October 1974. Vol. 27, Article title: Loellingite and Black Vesuvianite from Tulare county, California. Pages 224-226. California Div. of Mines and Geology publication.    Mostly of interest as an odd color, and somewhat strange form for vesuvianite.  A one time find, nothing is left of these, and a rare occurrence for vesuvianite.   It has been suggested that these might be wiluite...I compared the x-ray diffraction pattern I took of these, and it appears to be closer to vesuvianite, although the diffraction pattern for wiluite and vesuvianite are very close in appearance.  
JC12675.  Closer view. 
JC12675.  Closer view. 
JC12675.  Closer view. 
JC12550.  Vesuvianite.  Sierra de Cruces, Sierra Mojada Municipality, Coahuila, Mexico.  3.8 x 8.9 x 10.5 cm 285g  $125.00.   For a completely different look, here is a piece of classic vesuvianite crystals from Mexico.  These are the classic form for vesuvianite.  Numerous sort of tan/brownish, very slightly greenish on some some crystals.  
JC12550.  Another  view. 
JC12550.  Another view.
JC12550.  Closer view. 
JC12550.  Closer view. 
JC12550.  Closer view. 
  An idealized drawing of what the vesuvianite from near Clio, Plumas county, California looks like.   Flattened di-pyramids.  

The following specimens represent the collecting efforts from over a dozen pockets from this locality.  All of the specimens were in small, 6" or so, to medium 12-18"  sized, pockets filled with dirt and sand...where the limestone had dissolved away and left the vesuvianite specimens loose in the pockets and covered with dirt/sand.  Any damage to the specimens was through natural processes and possibly damage from earthquakes.   Some of the pockets had the vesuvianite heavily covered with diopside that has weathered so severely that it falls off the vesuvianite in any type of cleaning process...essentially being rotten.  A couple of small pockets had diopside crystals on the vesuvianite that actually held together as discreet crystals of a light green color. 

JC10985.   Vesuvianite, diopside.  Nr. Clio, Plumas county, California.   5 x 6 cm  11g   $40.00  4cm crystals.  The diopside has coated and actually grown into the crystals a bit, giving this somewhat pockmarked appearance.  Most of the diopside is present as somewhat wormy looking crystal aggregates partially coating the brown vesuvianite.  Where the vesuvianite is not coated with diopside, it has glassy luster.  The vesuvianite crystals are complete. 
JC10985.  Another view. 
JC10985.  Another view. 
JC10985.  Another view. 
JC10985.  Another view, this of the back side. 
JC10986.   Vesuvianite.  Nr. Clio, Plumas county, California.   3.5 x 5 cm  74g.   $15.00.    Glassy brown crystals, none are complete.  Damage to the back side and edges of a couple of the crystals.   2 cm crystals and smaller.  The white patch is quartz?  
JC10986.  Another view. 
JC10986.  Another view.
JC10986.  Another view.
JC10986.  Back side. 
JC10987.   Vesuvianite, diopside.  Nr. Clio, Plumas county, California.   5 x 6.5 cm  135g  $30.00  2 cm crystals and smaller.  Light green diopside crystals in wormy looking aggregates across the middle of the group.  The vesuvianite crystals at the top of the piece are complete, with glassy luster, dark brown.   The smaller vesuvianite crystals from the middle on down are mostly incomplete.  The back side of the piece is mostly massive/cleaved.   
JC10987.  Another view. 
JC10987.  Another view. 
JC10987.  Another view. 
JC10988.   Vesuvianite.  Nr. Clio, Plumas county, California.   7 x 8 cm  212g.  $45.00   4.5 cm main crystal.  Aggregate of several crystals.  The main crystal is complete, although it has wormy looking beige brown unknown mineral as a partial coating on it.    The other crystals are mostly complete.  Appears to be a floater specimen, which is not common with these.   Crystals are lustrous where not covered with the wormy secondary mineral.   
JC10988.   Another view. 
JC10988.   Back side. 
JC10990.   Vesuvianite.  Nr. Clio, Plumas county, California.   9 x 9 cm  453g.   $50.00   2.3 cm crystals and smaller, many on the back side.    Light brown crystals on the front, a little lighter than the photo would indicate.    Luster is bright, just short of glassy, but close.   Most crystals on the front are complete; same for the ones on the side and back.     
JC10990.  Side view. 
JC10990.  Back side.  
JC10990.  Close up of the front crystals. 
JC10991.   Vesuvianite.  Nr. Clio, Plumas county, California.   7 x 8.5 cm  334g.   $45.00   2.5 to 4 cm crystals.   The tip of the top center main crystal has been broken off and shows a little bit of rehealing when turned in the light.  The left side in this photo shows growth interference where other crystals once grew against the ones in this photo.   The top left crystal has the tip broken off on its bottom, visible in the photo.    Luster is glassy.   
JC10991.   Another view.  
JC10991.   Another view. 
JC10993.   Vesuvianite.  Nr. Clio, Plumas county, California.   6 x 7 cm   233g.  $45.00    2 cm and smaller crystals.   The main crystal, near the top center in this view, is complete.   Most of the other crystals are complete also.   Luster is near glassy, although there is some beige overgrowth of secondary vesuvianite here and there.  
JC10993.  Another view.  
JC10994.   Vesuvianite.  Nr. Clio, Plumas county, California.   3.5 x 4.5 x 5 cm  108g.   $40.00    3 cm and smaller crystals.  Main crystal is mostly complete although the top of the main crystal is a little bit incomplete due to growth interference.    The smaller side crystal is complete on the top half, the bottom half is missing.    The beige, wormy looking material on the lower left of the main crystal is unknown.   
JC10994.   Another view. 
JC10995.   Vesuvianite.  Nr. Clio, Plumas county, California.   6 x 6.5 cm   146g.  $40.00    3.5 cm crystal.   A two sided piece, not sure which is best.   The main crystal seen here is complete except for where other crystals have grown against it, restricting the growth there, as can be seen on the left side of the crystal, as a sort of whitish area.   The same growth interference is present on the lower front of the big crystal.   Glassy luster on the complete faces.  
JC10995.  Reverse.  Diopside, now rotted away has left the face with small tiny pits in the crystal.   The lower center crystal is complete.  
JC10996.   Vesuvianite.  Nr. Clio, Plumas county, California.   5 x 6 cm  181g    $45.00   4cm main crystal.  This one is from the pocket that had a secondary growth of sparkly orangish brown vesuvianite on the main brown vesuvianite crystals.    The crystal is about 50% complete, with a portion missing on the left front where another crystal was growing on the main crystal and has been broken off.     The bottom one third of the crystal is missing.  
JC10996.  Back side.  The back side of the crystal has been coated by a secondary layer of orangish brown sparkly vesuvianite.   The big crystal is pretty much complete underneath this secondary coating.  
JC10997.   Vesuvianite.  Nr. Clio, Plumas county, California.   5 x 7 cm  201g.   $30.00   3 cm crystals and smaller.    Brown crystal with good bright luster.  Several of the crystals have had their tips of one face edge broken off, leaving them partially incomplete.    
JC10997.  Side view.  
JC10998.   Vesuvianite.  Nr. Clio, Plumas county, California.   5 x 6 cm  122g.   $45.00    2.5 cm main crystal.  The main crystal, on the top of the specimen is complete with no broken corners; the satellite crystals are mostly complete also.    The light area on the lower left portion is incomplete growth, where another crystal, now absent, grew against it.   A little pitting is present as white spots where another mineral grew and is now gone. 
JC10998.  Back side.  
JC10999.   Vesuvianite.  Nr. Clio, Plumas county, California.   5 x 8 cm   200g.   $38.00     1.8 cm and smaller crystals all over this piece.  The edges of the crystals are a little rough, maybe due to jostling in the pocket it was found in...gives the edges a slightly raggedy look.  
JC10999.  Another view. 
JC10999.  Another view. 
JC10999.  Another view. 
JC11001.   Vesuvianite.  Nr. Clio, Plumas county, California.   5.5 x 6.5 cm  159g.  $40.00    5 cm and smaller crystals.  Just to the right of the upper face termination is a small area, few mm across that has been broken/chipped; visible in this photo.  Some of the tips on the smaller crystals in front are missing.   The main crystal is about 75% complete, with the bottom 1/4, visible on the back, missing.  
JC11001.  Another view. 
JC11001.  Back side. 
JC11002.   Vesuvianite.  Nr. Clio, Plumas county, California.   5 x 7.5 cm  171g.    $25.00    3 cm main crystal.   A lot of growth interference on this one.  The main crystal, easily seen here, has had the top corner cleaved off.    The right edge, where the white is, is incomplete growth.   The white crystal on the extreme left edge appears to be an albite crystal, but has not been analyzed.   
JC11003.   Vesuvianite.  Nr. Clio, Plumas county, California.   5 x 8 cm  249g.  $40.00.    3.5 cm and smaller crystals.  This is one of the ones from a single pocket that had a lot of beige/orangish brown secondary growth on the crystals.  It appears to be vesuvianite, but has not been analyzed.    The crystals are mostly complete.   The whole specimens looks a little lighter in color than the photo would indicate.   
JC11003.  Another view. 
JC11003.  Another view. 
JC11003.  Another view. 
JC11004.   Vesuvianite.  Nr. Clio, Plumas county, California.   4.5 x 7 cm  93g.  $40.00    3 cm main crystal.  From the same pocket that produced the crystals with a secondary growth of beige/orange brown material, giving the specimen an overall beige look.   The main crystal on the upper left is complete with no damage.  
JC11004.  Another view. 
JC11005.   Vesuvianite.  Nr. Clio, Plumas county, California.   6 x 8.5 cm    362g.    $50.00.     4 cm and smaller crystals.   The main crystal, as well as the entire specimen is a slightly orangish beige rather than the greenish look the camera gave the photo.    The main crystal on the right side has had the back side partially etched away by later dissolution apparently.    One of the larger crystals on the upper left has had some growth interference so it is not complete.  Luster is bright where the secondary material is not present.    
JC11005.   Another view.  
JC11006.   Vesuvianite.  Nr. Clio, Plumas county, California.   6 x 6 x 8 cm  422g.   $50.00   2 cm and smaller crystals.   Most of the crystals are on the front, although there are some on the back side also.    Some of the crystals on the front have had the tips of the corners chipped, probably from jostling in the pocket.    Luster is bright.  
JC11006.  Another view.  
JC11006.  Another view.  
JC11006.  Another view.  
JC11008.   Vesuvianite.  Nr. Clio, Plumas county, California.   5 x 6 x 9.5 cm  288g.   $45.00    2.5 cm and smaller crystals.     From the pocket that had the odd secondary growth of what appears to be sparkly beige/orangish beige material.   It is most obvious on the bottom of the piece.   Crystals are mostly complete and undamaged on the front face.   A sort of interlocking mass of crystals.  
JC11008.  Another view. 
JC11008.  Another view. 
JC11009.   Vesuvianite.  Nr. Clio, Plumas county, California.   4.5 x 7.5 cm  173g.   $40.00   2 cm and smaller crystals.    Brown crystals, with some etching on them.  A bit of poorly crystallized diopside is present down amongst the base of the crystals.   
JC11009.  Another view. 
JC11009.  Another view.
JC11009.  Another view.
JC11010.   Vesuvianite.  Nr. Clio, Plumas county, California.   5.5 x 6 cm  101g.  $40.00    3 cm crystals.   Crystal is complete with about 1/2 of it buried in the matrix, so you are seeing the top half.  The light colored material on the faces appears to be where diopside crystals were growing and are now leached away or rotted away.    The larger crystal on the right side has had its corner broken off...the flat spot in the photo.   Luster is bright where the diopside? spots aren't present.  
JC11010.  Another view. 
JC10011.   Vesuvianite.  Nr. Clio, Plumas county, California.   4 x 5.5 cm  88g.  $30.00    Brown crystals.  The main crystal seen in the photo is mostly complete...its face has been chipped/bruised as can be seen by the brown color in the middle of the crystal face where a flat face should be present.     2 cm and smaller crystals.  
JC10011.  Another view. 
JC10011.  Another view. 
JC11012.   Vesuvianite.  Nr. Clio, Plumas county, California.   3 x 5.5 cm  60g.  $18.00    1.5 cm and smaller brown crystals.    The tips of the sides of the di-pyramids are broken off.   Not obvious but present  
JC11012.   Another view. 
JC11013.   Vesuvianite, diopside.  Nr. Clio, Plumas county, California.    5 x 6 cm  91g.  $40.00   5 cm crystal.   The crystal has been partly covered by diopside crystals growing on the face and actually eating into the face a bit, leaving small pits where the diopside crystals have weathered out.  The vesuvianite crystals are about 2/3 complete. The right lower side of the main crystal has been broken off...it is the part without diopside on it in the photo.     Luster is bright where there is no diopside.  
JC11013.   Back side.   
JC11013.   Another view. 
JC11014.   Vesuvianite.  Nr. Clio, Plumas county, California.   6 x 8 cm   175g.  $60.00     5 cm crystal.   Diopside that has rotted/leached away, has left small pits on the crystal. The large, main crystal is about 2/3 complete, the base of it never formed.  The left side near the top is not completely formed.  It is not broken, just never formed...may have been due to another crystal growing against it.    Back side is also pitted, presumably from where diopside grew and has been leached or rotted away.    
JC11014.  Another view. 
JC11014.  Another view.
JC11014.  Another view.
JC11014.  Another view.
JC11014.  Another view.
JC11016.   Vesuvianite.  Nr. Clio, Plumas county, California.   3 x 3.5 cm  35g.  $18.00.  Somewhat raggedy, etched triple crystal.   3 cm crystals. 
JC11016.  Back side
JC11017.   Vesuvianite.  Nr. Clio, Plumas county, California.   4 x 5 cm 73g.    $25.00.   Mostly complete crystals heavily coated with diopside residue.  The actual diopside crystals for the most part fell apart or were leached away, leaving this poorly crystallized residue, that has actually eaten into the vesuvianite.  3 cm crystals. 
JC11017.  Another view. 
JC11018.   Vesuvianite.  Nr. Clio, Plumas county, California.   3 x 6.5 cm  137g.  $25.00    1.7 cm crystals.  Note the greenish core on the broken crystal in the lower front.  About half the crystals are complete.  
JC11018.  Another view.  
JC11019.   Vesuvianite.  Nr. Clio, Plumas county, California.    5 x 6 cm  90g.   $35.00   3 cm crystals.  Most of the crystals have been coated with a secondary layer of somewhat sparkly orange brown vesuvianite.   The left corner of the front crystal has been broken off.  
JC11019.   Another view, this is more likely the front side for viewing.  The main crystal is complete on the top half, the bottom half is heavily etched.  Luster is a bit dull, more waxy than anything. 
JC11019.   Another view. 
JC11021.   Vesuvianite.  Nr. Clio, Plumas county, California.   3 x 6 cm  84g.  $30.00   1.5 cm crystals.   This small pocket was filled with little groups of small crystals like this.  Most fell apart when I tried to extract them, as they were highly fractured and tightly packed in the pocket.  They have small very pale green almost white diopside crystals scattered around them.   Most crystals are complete and undamaged.  
JC11021.   Another view.  
JC9229.  Vesuvianite.  Near Clio, Plumas county, California. 4 x 4.5 cm  83g.  $50.00.   A main crystal that measures 2.5 cm across, slightly translucent and pretty much damage free except for a little bit of growth interference.  Color is a root beer brown as shown.   Classic shape and form of a flattened di-pyramid.  The flat face in the center of the crystal does not show well in the photos.   A bit of pale green diopside and corroded siliceous material is also present.  Mined in 2012.
JC9229.  Another view. 
JC9229.  Another view.
JC9229.  View of opposite side. 
JC12995.  Veszelyite, hemimorphite.  Laochang ore field, Gejiu Sn-polymetallic ore field, Gejiu City, Honghe, Yunnan, China.   3 x 4 cm 26g  $60.00    Micro crystals on botryoidal hemimorphite.  These have been around for a couple of years...still a relatively new occurrence for this rare mineral.    SOLD
JC11917.  Viitaniemiite crystal.      Shigar District?, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan.  3.2 cm 5g   $150.00  Very rare single crystal.   A few scratches on one side as can be easily seen in the photo.    

 
JC12695Vivianite, ludlamite.   Cabeça do Cachorro claim, São Gabriel da Cachoeira, Amazonas, Brazil.  13 x 11 x 6.5 cm 361g  $450.00  Bladed vivianite crystals, mostly standing up from the matrix, a single small ludlamite is sitting on the matrix.   I have looked at hundreds of vivianites from this find, and have not seen any with upstanding crystals like in this specimen.   Not all are terminated, as these are found in hollow nodules, and the tips were undoubtedly against the wall of the nodule.   
JC12695.  Another view. 
JC12695.  Another view. 
JC12695.  Another view. 
JC12695.  Another view. 
JC11802.  Vivianite.  Bolivia (all that the label says).    2.5 x 6 cm with stand 30g with stand  $150.00.   A flattish crystal, with imbedded growth marks from some other mineral.
JC11802.  Back side. 
JC11789.  Vivianite.   Machacamarca district, Cornelio Saavedra Province, Potosí, Bolivia.  3 x 5.8 cm 73g   $150.00.   stout green crystal with apparent twinning.   A bit of brown childrenite and some light green paravauxite.  Ex. Alfredo Petrov coll.    Back side has an almost iridescent green color to it, visible in the photo below. 
JC11789.   Another view. 
JC11789.  Another view, back side.