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Minerals Beginning with "W"

JC11965.  Wardite.  Rapid Creek, Dawson mining district, Yukon, Canada.   3 x 3.8 cm 21g.   $175.00.  Classic crystals on dark matrix.  Nice contrast. Octahedral crystals of greenish/pale amber.  Rare material these days.  
JC11859.  Weloganite.  Francon quarry, Montréal, Québec, Canada.  6 x 8 cm 157g    Nice yellowish crystals  on matrix  $250.00.  Several crystals of this rare mineral from the now closed Francon quarry.   These from this quarry are the best in the world.    This is a nice representative piece. 
JC11859.   Closer view.  
JC11918.  Witherite.   Settlingstones mine, Northumberland, England.   3 x 4 cm 44g   $15.00.   Looks like it has a rather poor attempt at a termination on the top.      
JC11913.   Witherite.   Settlingstones mine, Northumberland, England.     1.5 x 3 cm 41g on Styrofoam.  Massive piece
Old Griegers label .  $10.00.  
JC11913.   Back side. 
JC11914.   Witherite.   Settlingstones mine, Northumberland, England.    3.5 x 4 cm 66g.   Massive piece.  $10.00
JC11890.  Witherite.  Minerva #1 mine, Cave-in-Rock, Cave-In-Rock Mining Sub-District, Hardin County, Illinois. Earl Calvert Coll. #2649.   Doubly terminated crystal.   3.5 x 4.5 cm 177g.   $250.00   A superb, old time specimen from the Earl Calvert Collection, and obviously predates his death in 1964.        
JC11890.  Another view. 
JC11890.  Termination.  
JC11890.  Termination on other end.  
JC11843.   Witherite.   Settlingstones Mine, Newbrough, Northumberland, England, UK.   Old Burminco Label   3 x 4 cm    58g   Massive  $15.00  Poorly developed partial crystal face on top.  
JC11844.   Witherite.   Settlingstones Mine, Newbrough, Northumberland, England, UK.   3 x 4 cm 62g    Mostly massive, some crystal faces   $20.00  
JC11934.   Wolframite.   East Pool Mine, Pool, Carn Brea, Cornwall, England, UK.      Ex Clause Hedegaard.  Two pieces.   2 x 3 cm each.   $20.00 for both.  Rather rare specimen from this mine.  Not well crystallized.   Interesting for the location.  
JC11934.   Other piece.   
JC11698.  Wolframite, dolomite.  Panasqueira Mines, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Portugal.  5 x 10.5 cm 200g.   $400.00.  An impressive long wolframite crystal for Panasqueira.  It is partially doubly terminated.  The base of the crystal group, right hand end in this photo, is partially terminated.  The left end is completely terminated.  Luster is brilliant.  The face has scattered little dolomite crystals on it, and there are a couple of hard to see arsenopyrite crystals stuck on the left half.  The back is coated with beige dolomite rhombs.  
JC11698.  Slightly different angle. 
JC11698.  Back side, showing the dolomite rhombs.   
JC11899.  Wolframite, quartz, fluorite.  Yaogangxian Mine, Yaogangxian W-Sn ore field, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China.   6 x 7 x 15 cm 778g.  $300.00   Good piece with several, brilliant luster, somewhat stubby wolframite crystals nestled amongst several quartz crystals.  The quartz crystal on the extreme right in this photo has a damaged termination.   A couple of light purple fluorite crystals are also present.
JC11899.  Another view. 
JC11899.  Another view. 
JC11899.  Another view. 
JC11899.  Another view. 
JC11899.  Another view. 
JC11899.  Another view. 
JC12546.   Wulfenite.   Ahmad Abad mine, Yazd province, Iran.  4 x 5.5 x 7 cm 226g   $75.00.   A narrow vug up the center of the piece is lined with small, brilliant orange wulfenite crystals. 
JC12546.  Closer view.  
JC12546.  Closer view.  
JC12546.  View from one end showing the pocket curving a bit around to the back side.  
JC12546.  Back side of the piece.  
JC12546.  Back side of the piece.  
JC12479.  Wulfenite.  Los Lamentos, Ahumada municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico.   2.3 x 3.3 x 6 cm 73g   $220.00   Minor dings on left edge of the large crystal in the back.    Big crystal is 2 cm across.   Classic older piece from the 1960's.
JC12479.  Another view.  
JC12479.  Back side. 
JC12456.  Wulfenite.  Jianshan Mine, Shanshan Co., Turpan, Xinjiang, China.  5 x 6.5 cm 65g. $150.00.   Brilliant luster orange crystals as seen.  Pretty.   
JC12456.  Closer view.  
JC12452.   Wulfenite.   Jianshan Mine, Shanshan Co., Turpan, Xinjiang, China. 3 x 7 cm 48g   $95.00.   Pretty little specimen, reminds me a little of the wulfenite from the Rowley mine.   There are several broken crystals, no surprise with how thin and fragile they are. 
JC12452.  Close up upper left. 
JC12452.  Close up lower right
JC12452.  Closer view lower right. 
JC12095.  Wulfenite, barite.   Rowley Mine, Theba, Painted Rock Mining District, Painted Rock Mountains, Maricopa County, Arizona  4 x 7 cm 122g   $20.00.    Many, quite small, transparent orange crystals interspersed around the barite blades.   Quite a few crystals are broken.  
JC12095.  Close up.  
JC12002.  Wulfenite.  Maoniuping Mine, Mianning County, Liangshan Yi, Sichuan, China.  5 x 5 cm 109g   $35.00    Small crystals scattered all over the face. 
JC12002.  Close up.   
JC11892.   Wulfenite, calcite.  Sierra de Los Lamentos, Ahumada municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico.  5 x 5.5 x 9 cm 382g.  $180.00.   One of the early ones found here.  Light caramel color crystals heavily investing the entire specimens.  There are a couple of minor bruise spots here and there, but they do not detract from the specimen.  Minor calcite in between the crystals here and there.     I took photos, below, of all sides of the piece.  
JC11892.    Another view.  
JC11892.    Another view. 
JC11892.    Another view. 
JC11892.    Another view. 
JC11892.    A view of one end. 
JC11892.    Another view. 
JC11752.   Wulfenite Maoniuping mine, Mianning county, Liangshan Yi, Sichuan, China.   4.5 x 4.5 cm  49g.  $50.00.   Yellow to honey color wulfenite on this whitish matrix.   Has been said these are on barite, but the weight on these is a bit light for barite.   
JC11752.   Another view. 
JC11752.   Another view.
JC11742.   Wulfenite.   Maoniuping Mine, Mianning County, Liangshan Yi, Sichuan, China.   6.5 x 6.7 cm 117g.   $50.00.  Small yellow/honey color crystals covering one end of the piece.  
JC11742.  Another view. 
JC11742.   Close up. 
JC11675.  Wulfenite.  Ojuela mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico.   7 x 14 cm  275g.  $175.00.   An older piece from 1960's-1970's, with thin, transparent yellow crystals, with scattered, sort of bladed calcite crystals on the wulfenite, and small nearly lime green mimetites scattered about on the matrix.  
JC11675.  Close up of left side. 
JC11675.  Close up of right end.  
JC11369.   Wulfenite.  La Morita mine, Ascencion municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico.  5.5 x 6.2 cm  68g.   $125.00.   Nicely scattered bright luster crystals scattered over the matrix.    Good small cabinet specimen.  
JC11369.  Another view. 
JC11369.  Another view. 
JC11369.  Another view. 
JC11222.  Wulfenite.  Defiance mine, Gleeson, Turquoise district, Cochise county, Arizona.  2 x 5.5 cm  19g.   $90.00   Older specimen, has a LP134 label on it from previous owner.  Purchased from Crystal Classics.   Been in my collection for over 30 years.   No matrix.  Classic crystal form for the Defiance mine.  

 

JC11222.   Another view.  Previous owner label just visible on the underside of the right most crystal.  
JC11101.  Wulfenite.   Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Namibia.  3.5 x 5.5 cm   44g.   Several beige crystals with the classic Tsumeb form.  There are some broken crystals present.    $50.00
JC11101.  Another view. 
JC11101.  Another view.
JC11101.  Another view.
JC11101.  Another view.
JC11101.  Another view.
JC11090.  Wulfenite.  La Morita mine, Ascencion municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico.   3 x 5.5 cm   141g.  $35.00  Miniature of bright golden crystals.  Some are broken as can be seen in the photos. 
JC11090.  Slightly different angle. 
JC11090.  Closer view.  
JC11090.   back side.  
JC10698.  Wulfenite.   Touissit, Touissit-Bou Beker district, Jerada province, Oriental region, Morocco.  5.5 x 8.5 cm   177g.  $260.00.   A better quality example of the wulfenite from this mine.    Bright yellow crystals coating the front of the piece.  It is mostly wulfenite, with less attractive wulfenite on the back also.   There are a few broken crystals, hard to see, but visible on a close look at the close up photos below.   Attractive specimen.  .  
JC10698.   Closer view. 
JC10698.  Closer view.  
JC10658.  Wulfenite.  Ahumada mine, Los Lamentos mountains, Ahumada municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico. 9 x 9 cm  358g.     $395.00.  Rather than the usual caramel color, these are a nice orange.  Some of the crystals are transparent and you can see other crystals underneath them through the transparent crystals.   There are two broken crystals...hard to spot.  Ex Gary Weaver collection.  Has a sawn back and partially sawn base. 
JC10658.  Closer view.   Fairly  close rendition of the crystals color.  
JC10658.  Closer view.  Note the transparent crystal near the top of the photo.  
JC10658.  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. 
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.  
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.  
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
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.
JC9760.  Wulfenite.  Zelidja mine, Touissit-Bou Beker district, Jerada province, L'oriental region, Morocco.   4.5 x 8 cm  159g.  $125.00.   Light orange crystals on the front and back of this older specimen from here.  Probably collected around 1984.   Nice luster to the crystals.   A few broken crystals on the front and back, not obvious. 
JC9760.  Back side. 
JC9514.     Wulfenite.  Mezica (Miess), Slovenia.   1.7 x 2 cm  7g.  $5.00   Single crystal from Mezica. 
JC9514.  Another view. 
JC9514.  Reverse side. 
JC9139.  WulfeniteZelidja mine, Touissit dist., Oujda-Angad prov., Oriental region, Morocco. 7 x 8.5 cm  112g.  $175.00.  A few broken crystals are present.  These are becoming more scarce all the time.  Nice coverage of yellow crystals. 
JC9139.  Another view. 
JC8438.  Wulfenite.  Erupcion mine, Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico.   9 x 11 cm  936g.  $1,850.00.   An excellent specimen of Wulfenite from the classic Mexican location of the Erupcion Mine, Chihuahua. The Wulfenite crystals display the quintessential tabular-blocky butterscotch crystals, so characteristic of the location. The Wulfenite crystals measuring to 1.2cm are highly lustrous. A fine, older specimen of Wulfenite from the mine.  There is some damage on the top back side, not visible from the front (display side), which does not detract from the specimen.   CABINET specimen
JC8438.  Another view. 
JC8438.  Another view. 
JC8438.  Another closer view.  
JC7571.  Wulfenite.  San Juan Poniente vein, Level 6, Ojuela mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico.  7.5 x 11 cm  364g.  $350.00   Large, yellow orange crystals coating the matrix.  Almost solid wulfenite.  No damage.  Good piece. 
JC7571.  Another view. 
JC7388.  Wulfenite, mimetite.  Ojuela mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico.  8 x 9 cm  241g.  $75.00.   Bright yellow with a hint of caramel color wulfenite crystals on small blebs of mimetite from the San Juan Poniente vein finds of a few years ago.   
JC7124.   Wulfenite.  Touissit, Oujda-Angad province, Oriental region, Morocco.  5.5 x 5.5 cm  53g.   $75.00.   Yellow crystals typical for Touissit.  Pretty. 
JC7124.  A different view.
JC4960.  Wulfenite, mimetite.  Ojuela mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico.  4 x 6.5 cm 54g   $25.00   Collected in 2009.    The mimetite the wulfenite crystals are growing on is a gray color, with a hint of green.