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This page features specimens from Nevada. 

These amethysts are from a small, unknown and abandoned gold mine near central Nevada.  They occur in a silicified rhyolite tuff that has numerous gas bubble holes scattered through it.   The color varies from light to medium purple.  The crystals are quite bright in luster, and frequently are on sparkly, clear, microcrystalline drusy quartz.    Although the crystals are small, the overall aspect of the specimens is that they are quite pretty.   

JC10583.      Amethyst.  Shamrock mine, Bell Mountain district, Churchill county, Nevada.  5 x 7 cm  101g. $10.00   Pale, sparkly, prismatic amethyst crystals formed on a bed of microcrystalline drusy quartz.   Lots of sparkle.   
JC10583.   Closer view. 
JC10583.  Another view.  
JC10583.  Closer view.  
JC10583.  Close up
JC10583.  Close up. 
JC10570.    Amethyst.  Shamrock mine, Bell Mountain district, Churchill county, Nevada. 5.5 x 6.5 cm  117g. $12.00    Sawn base.   Sparkly micro-crystaline drusy quartz forms a coating on the matrix, with scattered somewhat stubby prismatic, bright, pale amethyst crystals scattered about.  
JC10570.  Closer view.  
JC10570.  Close up.  
JC10573.    Amethyst.  Shamrock mine, Bell Mountain district, Churchill county, Nevada.   4 x 8 cm   82g.  $15.00.  Bright, sparkly, druse and rosettes of amethyst on a base of micro-crystalline drusy quartz.  
JC10573.  Closer view.  
JC10573.  Close up.  
JC10577  Amethyst.  Shamrock mine, Bell Mountain district, Churchill county, Nevada. 4.5 x 7 cm.   59g   $8.00.  Sawn back.  Small rosettes of amethyst on a layer of sparkly micro-crystalline drusy quartz.   
JC10577.   Closer view. 
JC10577.  Close up.  
JC10579  Amethyst.  Shamrock mine, Bell Mountain district, Churchill county, Nevada.  3.5 x 8 cm.  74g.  $8.00.   A bed of sparkly, micro-crystalline quartz is host to a scattering of bright amethyst.  
JC10579.  Closer view.
JC10579.  Close up.  
JC10608.    Amethyst.  Shamrock mine, Bell Mountain district, Churchill county, Nevada. 5 x 7.3 cm   110g.  $15.00  Curved vug with prismatic pale amethyst crystals.  Sawn back.  
JC10608.  Closer view.  
JC10608.  Close up.  
JC10610.    Amethyst.  Shamrock mine, Bell Mountain district, Churchill county, Nevada.  5 x 9 cm   105g.  $12.00.   Sparkly drusy amethyst covering the face of the vug.   Sawn back.  
JC10610.  Closer view.  
JC10610.  Close up.  
JC10611.    Amethyst.  Shamrock mine, Bell Mountain district, Churchill county, Nevada. 6.5 x 8 cm  194g.  $15.00   Sawn base.   Prismatic, quite pale, amethyst crystals partially coating micro-crystalline drusy quartz.  
JC10611.  Closer view. 
JC10611.  Close up. 
JC10611.  Close up. 
JC10617.     Amethyst.  Shamrock mine, Bell Mountain district, Churchill county, Nevada.   5 x 9 cm  212g. $10.00   Sawn back.  A amber base, not as dark as shown in the photo, has a coating of micro-crystalline drusy quartz, and on this are scattered small rosettes of amethyst..  
JC10617.  Closer view. 
JC10617.  Close up.   This is more accurate for the color of the amber staining underneath the quartz.  
JC10623.     Amethyst.  Shamrock mine, Bell Mountain district, Churchill county, Nevada. 5 x 6.5 cm  113g.  $8.00  Sawn back.   Bright, pale amethyst crystals on a thin layer of micro-crystalline drusy quartz.  
JC10623.  Closer view.  
JC10623.  Close up.  
JC10625.     Amethyst.  Shamrock mine, Bell Mountain district, Churchill county, Nevada.  3.5 x 5 cm  71g.  $8.00    Sparkly micro-crystalline drusy quartz has scattered amethyst rosettes implanted on it.   Sawn back.  
JC10625.  Closer view.  
JC10625.  Close up.  

The Andradite specimens shown here represent a small one time find from a small pod of skarn near the Cowboy mine.  I am offering the best of these on this site, and they are an exclusive.  There are no more, as the small deposit has been cleaned out.  It was a small pendant of limestone suspended in granitic rocks, converted completely to andradite and somewhat poor quality epidote as an associate mineral.  These are unusually bright for andradite, quite glassy in luster, and semi-gemmy...you can actually see into the crystals, which makes it difficult to photograph them.  If the crystal face is not reflecting light, you are actually seeing the interior of the crystal.  Color varies from a light cinnamon brown to a dark reddish brown.   These occur in narrow seams and frequently have some "damage" where the garnet crystals grew against the opposing side of the seam.   These are notable for the brilliance of the luster and the transparency of the crystals, it is quite rare to find andradite with both of these characteristics. 

JC10400.     Andradite.   Cowboy mine (near), Wellington Hills, nr. Wellington, Lyon county, Nevada.   5.5 x 12.5 cm   359g.  $40.00   Sawn back.   Brilliant, glassy luster, semi gemmy crystals.  One can see into the crystals, so unless the crystal face is reflecting light, it is difficult to tell if it is a complete crystal or not.   Not often one sees transparent andradite crystals.  Rare, one of a kind find.   
JC10400.  Close up view.  On the extreme left edge, center of the photo is a non-reflective andradite crystal and you are actually seeing into the crystal.  
JC10404.  Andradite.   Cowboy mine (near), Wellington Hills, nr. Wellington, Lyon county, Nevada.  6 x 6 cm   282g.  $35.00    Brilliant, glassy luster, semi gemmy crystals.  One can see into the crystals, so unless the crystal face is reflecting light, it is difficult to tell if it is a complete crystal or not.   Not often one sees transparent andradite crystals.  Rare, one of a kind find.    
JC10404.   Close up view, with a remnant of the calcite that was etched away to expose the crystals. 
JC10407Andradite.   Cowboy mine (near), Wellington Hills, nr. Wellington, Lyon county, Nevada.  4 x 11 cm.  274g.  $30.00   Brilliant, glassy luster, semi gemmy crystals.  One can see into the crystals, so unless the crystal face is reflecting light, it is difficult to tell if it is a complete crystal or not.   Not often one sees transparent andradite crystals.  Rare, one of a kind find.    Sawn base.  
JC10407.  Close up view.  
JC10410Andradite.   Cowboy mine (near), Wellington Hills, nr. Wellington, Lyon county, Nevada.  6 x 9.5 cm  426g.  $32.00   Sawn base.   Brilliant, glassy luster, semi gemmy crystals.  One can see into the crystals, so unless the crystal face is reflecting light, it is difficult to tell if it is a complete crystal or not.   Not often one sees transparent andradite crystals.  Rare, one of a kind find.   
JC10410.  Close up view.  
JC10411Andradite, epidote.   Cowboy mine (near), Wellington Hills, nr. Wellington, Lyon county, Nevada.   5.5 x 8.5 cm   282g.  $40.00   Sawn back.  Brilliant, glassy luster, semi gemmy crystals.  One can see into the crystals, so unless the crystal face is reflecting light, it is difficult to tell if it is a complete crystal or not.   Not often one sees transparent andradite crystals.  Rare, one of a kind find.   
JC10411.  Close up view.  
JC10411.  Another closer view.  
JC10413Andradite.   Cowboy mine (near), Wellington Hills, nr. Wellington, Lyon county, Nevada.   5.5 x 9 cm   391g.  $25.00   Brilliant, glassy luster, semi gemmy crystals.  One can see into the crystals, so unless the crystal face is reflecting light, it is difficult to tell if it is a complete crystal or not.   Not often one sees transparent andradite crystals.  Rare, one of a kind find.   
JC10413.  Close up view. 
JC8285.  Andradite.   Cowboy mine (near), Wellington Hills, nr. Wellington, Lyon county, Nevada   2 x 3.6 cm 35g  $10.00  Glassy, transparent crystals.  The crystals are gemmy, and the flaws you see in them are in the back of the crystals, as you can see into them.  Makes it tough to photograph and see the crystal faces.   From a small prospect about a mile northwest of the Cowboy mine.   I collected these in 2011.
JC8282.   Andradite.   Cowboy mine (near), Wellington Hills, nr. Wellington, Lyon county, Nevada.  3 x 4 cm 38g  $10.00.  Brilliant luster, gemmy crystals.     Makes it hard to photograph, as one can see into the crystals, so unless the crystal face is reflecting light, it is difficult to tell if it is a complete crystal or not.  Collected in 2011. 
JC8282.  Another view.  
JC8279.  Andradite.   Cowboy mine (near), Wellington Hills, nr. Wellington, Lyon county, Nevada   1.5 x 4.5 cm 24g  $10.00  Glassy, transparent crystals with a bit of calcite.  The crystals are gemmy, and the flaws you see in them are in the back of the crystals, as you can see into them.  Makes it tough to photograph and see the crystal faces.   From a small prospect about a mile northwest of the Cowboy mine.  I collected these in 2011.
JC7563.   Andradite, scheelite.  Merrill prospect, Coyote ridge, Bishop Tungsten district, Inyo county, California.  4.5 x 5 cm 87g. $18.00  Mostly light colored andradite with a couple of poorly formed scheelite crystals.    I collected these in 2014. 
JC6635Andradite.      Cowboy mine (near), Wellington Hills, nr. Wellington, Lyon county, Nevada.  4.5 x 6 cm   98g.  $25.00.  Brilliant, dark brown with a hint of reddish brown, glassy, semi-transparent crystals.  From this one time limited find of several years ago
JC6635.  Reverse. 
JC6883. Andradite.      Cowboy mine (near), Wellington Hills, nr. Wellington, Lyon county, Nevada. 5 x 6 cm   218g.  $25.00.   Brilliant, glassy luster dark reddish brown, somewhat gemmy crystals, as you can see into them.    From this one time limited find of several years ago
JC6605.  Andradite.  Cowboy mine (near), Wellington Hills, nr. Wellington, Lyon county, Nevada.   3.5 x 6.5 cm  119g.  $25.00.   A 2 cm main crystal.  Two views are shown with a close up in the bottom photo.  Sawn back.  The smaller crystals are somewhat gemmy, the large one a little less so.  Collected in 2011.  
JC6605.  Another view with the piece rotated 90 degrees.
JC6605.  A close up view of the main crystal. 
JC6589.   Andradite, epidote.  Cowboy mine (near), Wellington Hills, nr. Wellington, Lyon county, Nevada.   6 x 8 cm  206g.  $30.00.    Brilliant luster, gemmy crystals.     Makes it hard to photograph, as one can see into the crystals, so unless the crystal face is reflecting light, it is difficult to tell if it is a complete crystal or not.  Most crystals are complete.   Collected in 2011. 
JC6589.  Another view.  
JC6589.  Vertical view. 
JC6589.  Closer view of above
JC6589.   Another view.  
JC12801.  Aragonite.  Steamboat Hot Springs, Steamboat Springs District, Washoe County, Nevada.  8.5 x 7 x 3 cm 236g  $18.00
JC12801.  Fluorescent. 
JC12802.  Aragonite.  Steamboat Hot Springs, Steamboat Springs District, Washoe County, Nevada.  9 x 6 x 4.5 cm 210g  $18.00
JC12802.  Fluorescent. 
JC12803.  Aragonite.  Steamboat Hot Springs, Steamboat Springs District, Washoe County, Nevada.  8 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm 70g  $18.00    RESERVED
JC12803.    Fluorescent. 
JC12807.  Aragonite.  Steamboat Hot Springs, Steamboat Springs District, Washoe County, Nevada.  8 x 5 x 4 cm 162g  $18.00
JC12807.  Another view. 
JC12807.    Fluorescent. 
JC12807.    Fluorescent. 
JC12809.  Aragonite.  Steamboat Hot Springs, Steamboat Springs District, Washoe County, Nevada.  7 x 3 x 2 cm 74g  $15.00
JC12809.   Fluorescent.  
JC12811.  Aragonite.  Steamboat Hot Springs, Steamboat Springs District, Washoe County, Nevada.  6.5 x 4 x 1.5 cm 56g  $13.00 
JC12811.    Fluorescent. 
JC12811.    Fluorescent. 
JC12812.  Aragonite.  Steamboat Hot Springs, Steamboat Springs District, Washoe County, Nevada.  6 x 4 x 2.5 cm 88g  $12.00
JC12812.    Fluorescent.  
JC12813.   Aragonite.  Steamboat Hot Springs, Steamboat Springs District, Washoe County, Nevada.  6.5 x 4 x 2 cm 86g $13.00 
JC12813.    Fluorescent. 
JC12814.   Aragonite.  Steamboat Hot Springs, Steamboat Springs District, Washoe County, Nevada.  8.5 x 6 x 3 cm 108g  $18.00
JC12814.    Fluorescent. 
JC12814.    Fluorescent. 
JC12816.  Aragonite.  Steamboat Hot Springs, Steamboat Springs District, Washoe County, Nevada.  8 x 5 x 2 cm 114g  $18.00
JC12816.    Fluorescent. 
JC12816.    Fluorescent. 
JC12818.  Aragonite.  Steamboat Hot Springs, Steamboat Springs District, Washoe County, Nevada.  7 x 5 x 4 cm 132g  $15.00
JC12818.  Another view, back. 
JC12818.    Fluorescent. 
JC12818.    Fluorescent. 
JC12819.  Aragonite.  Steamboat Hot Springs, Steamboat Springs District, Washoe County, Nevada.  7 x 7.5 x 2 cm 96g  $18.00
JC12819.    Fluorescent. 
JC11214. Barite.  Meikle mine, Goldstrike mines, Bootstrap district, Elko county, Nevada.   8 x 16.5 cm  711g  $150.00  Large plate of barite crystals, with light yellow color, dozens of them on the plate.  Gemmy, transparent, glassy luster, without the internal fracturing so common on barites from here.   Very pretty, with almost no damage, except on the edges. When I got this specimen it had a large amount of heavy matrix on the back side that I had to saw off to make it presentable, so the back side is sawn.       
JC11214.  Closer view, left central area. 
JC11214.  Closer view right end.  
JC8950.  Calcite.  Nevada.  5 cm tall.  7g.  $5.00    A calcite scepter.  Wish I had a better locality, but no such luck.   
JC5083.  Clinozoisite.   Clinozoisite, quartz.  Alpine mine, Nightingale district, Pershing county, Nevada. 3 x 3 cm 22g  $10.00    A single prism, not terminated, in light smoky quartz.   Collected 1987. 
JC5081.  Clinozoisite, quartz.  Alpine mine, Nightingale district, Pershing county, Nevada.     4 x 5.5 cm 71g  $10.00    A single prism across the lower front, smaller prism on the back.  Not terminated.  Collected 1987. 
JC11291.  Epidote.  Kings Canyon, Carson City, Carson City county, Nevada.  3.5 x 5.5 cm  87g  $13.00  Sawn base.  Sprays of bright epidote green make up the entire specimen.   From a vein found in decomposed granite.  Vein was about 12 inches wide, with most of it massive except for the upper edge where these crystallized sprays were found.  The excess matrix had to be sawed off to make a presentable specimen.  Terminations are incomplete...not broken, just never formed.  It appears that the terminated end was up against the granite when the vein crystallized, and the terminations were unable to form.  Generally they just end in a flat "termination".  Down in the specimen in some cases are smaller sprays with terminations that are sparkly.   The sides of the epidote sprays are quite bright and lustrous, with good green color as seen in the photos.   Unusual location...actually within the city limits of Carson City.   
JC11291.   Side view.  
JC11298.  Epidote.  Kings Canyon, Carson City, Carson City county, Nevada.  4 x 5.8 cm  106g.  $15.00   Sawn base.  Sprays of bright epidote green make up the entire specimen.   From a vein found in decomposed granite.  Vein was about 12 inches wide, with most of it massive except for the upper edge where these crystallized sprays were found.  The excess matrix had to be sawed off to make a presentable specimen.  Terminations are incomplete...not broken, just never formed.  It appears that the terminated end was up against the granite when the vein crystallized, and the terminations were unable to form.  Generally they just end in a flat "termination".  Down in the specimen in some cases are smaller sprays with terminations that are sparkly.   The sides of the epidote sprays are quite bright and lustrous, with good green color as seen in the photos.   Unusual location...actually within the city limits of Carson City.   
JC11299.  Epidote.  Kings Canyon, Carson City, Carson City county, Nevada. 3 x 4.5 cm  62g.  $12.00  Sawn base.  Sprays of bright epidote green make up the entire specimen.   From a vein found in decomposed granite.  Vein was about 12 inches wide, with most of it massive except for the upper edge where these crystallized sprays were found.  The excess matrix had to be sawed off to make a presentable specimen.  Terminations are incomplete...not broken, just never formed.  It appears that the terminated end was up against the granite when the vein crystallized, and the terminations were unable to form.  Generally they just end in a flat "termination".  Down in the specimen in some cases are smaller sprays with terminations that are sparkly.   The sides of the epidote sprays are quite bright and lustrous, with good green color as seen in the photos.   Unusual location...actually within the city limits of Carson City.   
JC11299.   Side view, back side.  
JC6099.   Epidote.  Paymaster Canyon, Gillis range, Mineral county, Nevada.  A 2.2 cm crystal.  $5.00  These were collected from a single pocket found in 2005.
JC6099.   Another view.
JC1553.  Epidote.  Paymaster canyon, Gillis range, Mineral county, Nevada.   2.8 cm Tall 4g   $4.00     Rather flattened termination.   Tiny quartz crystals attached.  C:2005
JC12246.   Fluorite.  Dixie mine, Mountain Wells district, Churchill county, Nevada.   8 x 13 cm 741g Sawn back   $50.00.   Light honey color crystals on the left and right, and colorless crystals down the center and on the far left.   Crystals are totally transparent with glassy luster.    The honey color is slightly darker than the photos would indicate.    Crystals average 7 to 8 mm across.    
JC12246.  Closer view. 
JC12247.   Fluorite.  Dixie mine, Mountain Wells district, Churchill county, Nevada.   9 x 12 cm 909g    $50.00    Sawn back   Transparent, bright luster crystals.  The crystals on the left side are slightly frosted so their luster is a dull satin.  There is a dark gray matrix under some of the crystals, which gives the transparent crystals a gray look, and the ones with the gray look also have inclusions of what looks like some type of sandy material as little grains in the crystals.  
JC12247.  Closer view.  
JC12247.  Closer view.  
JC12250.  Fluorite.  Dixie mine, Mountain Wells district, Churchill county, Nevada.   5.5 x 8.5 cm 147g   $40.00.   Dark honey color to grayish, transparent crystals with bright satiny luster for the most part.  The crystals on the extreme lower left, that look whitish in the photo are lightly frosted.     
JC12250.  Closer view.   
JC12252.   Fluorite.  Dixie mine, Mountain Wells district, Churchill county, Nevada.   6.5 x 9.5 cm 263g   $40.00.   Sawn back     Light honey color, transparent crystals with glassy luster.    Largest crystals are slightly over 1 cm across.    
JC12252.  Closer view.    Crystals are way more honey color than this photo indicates.  Actually a light honey color with grayish tints.  
JC12258.  Fluorite.  Dixie mine, Mountain Wells district, Churchill county, Nevada.   6.5 x 7.5 cm 187g   $40.00.  Near colorless to pale honey color crystals.  The underlying matrix is dark gray, nearly black, and this shows through the transparent crystals.  Luster is glassy, and the crystals on this one are somewhat larger, the largest measuring 2 cm across.  There are a little string of later fluorite crystals, white in the photos, as microcrystals strung across the larger fluorite crystals.   
JC12258.  Back side.   
JC12260.  Fluorite.  Dixie mine, Mountain Wells district, Churchill county, Nevada.   6 x 7 cm 178g   $35.00.   Bright satiny luster, transparent crystals with honey color.   Largest crystals are a bit over 1 cm across.    The light color crystals on the far right are partially damaged from contact with the pocket wall.   
JC12260.  Closer view.  
JC12261.  Fluorite.  Dixie mine, Mountain Wells district, Churchill county, Nevada.   5.5 x 8 cm 171g  $40.00.   Honey color crystals, with bright glassy luster.    The crystals along the bottom edge are lightly frosted and not lustrous.   
JC12261.   Closer view.   Crystals are more honey color than the photo indicates.  
JC12265.  Fluorite.  Dixie mine, Mountain Wells district, Churchill county, Nevada.   7.5 x 12 cm 529g   $50.00.   Pale honey color crystals.  Luster is waxy to bright satiny.  Largest crystals are 1 cm across. 
 JC12265.  Closer view.   The color is more of a honey color, like in the photo above.    Some crystals, not many, show a very slight frosting of the faces.     
JC12270.  Fluorite.  Dixie mine, Mountain Wells district, Churchill county, Nevada.   4.5 x 9 cm 122g   $35.00.  Small, bright satiny, honey color, transparent crystals.    Largest crystals are 8mm across.    
JC12271.  Fluorite.  Dixie mine, Mountain Wells district, Churchill county, Nevada.   5 x 5.5 cm 62g   $18.00.   Bright satiny, honey color crystals.  The crystals on the right side have a dark gray matrix which shows through the crystals giving them a gray look.   Largest crystals are 7mm across.   
JC12273.  Fluorite.  Dixie mine, Mountain Wells district, Churchill county, Nevada.   5 x 6.5 cm 170g.    $30.00.  Light honey color crystals with satiny to bright satiny luster.  Transparent.   Largest crystals are 1 cm or slightly larger.    
JC12273.  Another view.    The white area on the lower front is a broken crystal.  
JC12273.  Another view.  
JC12305.    Fluorite.  Dixie mine, Mountain Wells district, Churchill county, Nevada.   2.8 x 4 cm 32g   $12.00.   Satiny luster, honey color.  Largest crystal is 2 cm..
Most of the purple specimens are from a single pocket, and most have an almost botryoidal appearance.   The purple crystals are cubes, often highly modified with multiple facets giving them this botryoidal appearance.      A very few specimens are of small cubic crystals with purple on the cube corners.  A very small pocket offered a few of these.  Another small pocket had amber crystals with a very thin outer layer of purple, giving them an amber color with purple tints.    Many specimens were photographed with both black and white backgrounds, as the camera picked up subtleties of the purple shading.    The purple layer of crystals generally have a satin luster to bright satiny luster to glassy on a few.

JC12224.   Fluorite.  Dixie mine, Mountain Wells district, Churchill county, Nevada.  5.5 x 7.5 cm 231g   $35.00   Sawn back.  Light purple as seen.  Satiny luster.  The whitish area is where the crystals are lightly frosted looking.  

JC12224.   Another view with white background.  
JC12224.   Closer view.  Black background. 
JC12226.    Fluorite.  Dixie mine, Mountain Wells district, Churchill county, Nevada.    4 x 9 cm 243g  $40.00.   Light purple color.  Semi glassy luster.    The back side is partially coated with the purple, and in one area the purple layer has come off and shows the amber colored cubic crystals that underlie the purple.  The luster on the amber crystals is dull.  
JC12226.  Black background.   Color is fairly accurate. 
JC12226.  Another view.  
JC12226.  Closer view. 
JC12228.   Fluorite.  Dixie mine, Mountain Wells district, Churchill county, Nevada.   8.5 x 9.5 cm 539g   $45.00.   The amber crystals underlying the purple layer of crystals are just visible in the bottom center of the photo.   Bright satiny luster.  The color is fairly accurate.  
JC12228.  Closer view.  
JC12228.  Closer view of the bottom third of the specimen.  The underlying amber crystals are clearly visible.  
JC12229.   Fluorite.  Dixie mine, Mountain Wells district, Churchill county, Nevada.    6.5 x 8 x 9 cm 607g    $50.00.    Nice mounded looking piece.  The amber underlying crystals are visible near the base.  The color is a bit lighter purple than the photo would indicate.  Bright satiny luster.  The base is sawn.    
JC12229.  Close up top.  
JC12229.  Close up bottom third or so. 
JC12230.   Fluorite.  Dixie mine, Mountain Wells district, Churchill county, Nevada.   5 x 8 cm 199g    $35.00.    Sawn back.   There is very slight frosting of the crystals in the center area, showing up as lighter purple.   The unfrosted crystals are bright satiny.  
JC12248 Fluorite.  Dixie mine, Mountain Wells district, Churchill county, Nevada.    7.5 x 15 cm 928g    $45.00   Several small dings showing as small white spots.   Sawn base. 
JC12248.  Close up left end.  
JC12248.  Close up top center back side.  
JC12251.    Fluorite.  Dixie mine, Mountain Wells district, Churchill county, Nevada.   6.5 x 9 cm 282g.  $35.00.    Sawn base.  Satiny luster crystals.  
JC12251.   Closer view.  
JC12266.    Fluorite.  Dixie mine, Mountain Wells district, Churchill county, Nevada.   5 x 16 cm Tall   914g.   $50.00.   A stalactite of fluorite.  Oddly enough, I could not find the tip anywhere in the pocket.    Crystallized all around.   In this view there is a dinged area on the left side which shows as a white spot. 
JC12266.   Another side.   As shown here, the lighter colored area is very slightly frosted, and the purple color is a bit lighter.  
JC12266.   Side view, with back side showing a bit lighter in color.   There are several dings which show up in the photo as white spots.   
JC12275.    Fluorite.  Dixie mine, Mountain Wells district, Churchill county, Nevada.   5 x 7 x 7cm    296g  $50.00.   Sort of knobby botryoidal looking piece.    Satiny luster.  Color is fairly accurate.    Crystallized front and back.  One of the better pieces.  
JC12275.   Back side.   
JC12275.   Side view of one side.  
JC12275.   The orangish color is obvious to the camera, but much lighter to the human eye.  
JC12275.  Reflection off a cube face with myriad facets on the face.  
JC12277 Fluorite.  Dixie mine, Mountain Wells district, Churchill county, Nevada.   5 x 5 x 6.5 cm   263g   $30.00.   Pale amber, with just a hint of purple. Semi glassy luster. 
JC12277.  The purple is paler than the photo would indicate.  
JC12277.  This is a more accurate color rendition.  
JC12277.  Another view.   This is a more accurate color rendition.  
JC12278.    Fluorite.  Dixie mine, Mountain Wells district, Churchill county, Nevada.   6 x 12 cm 346g   $45.00  Light purple/lavender.  Satiny luster.  
JC12278.   Close up center area.  
JC12280 Fluorite.  Dixie mine, Mountain Wells district, Churchill county, Nevada.   6 x 9 cm 176g   $50.00   A neat stalactite type of growth.    The purple is a little bit lighter than the photo would indicate.  Bright satiny luster to the modified cubes.  
JC12280.  More of a vertical view.  The white area on top is more subtle than the photo shows.  It is slightly frosted, giving the whitish look.   
JC12280.  Side view.   
JC12280.  Close up.  The purple is a bit more subtle in real life.  
JC12282.    Fluorite.  Dixie mine, Mountain Wells district, Churchill county, Nevada.   6 x 7 cm 146g  $30.00.   Semi glassy luster.   Color is fairly accurate.   
JC12282.   Another view.  
JC12282.   With black background. 
JC12282.   Closer view. 
JC12283.    Fluorite.  Dixie mine, Mountain Wells district, Churchill county, Nevada.    3 x 7.5 cm 98g  $30.00.   One of the ones from a small pocket where the cubes are more obvious, with amber centers and a touch of purple on the outer edge.     Glassy luster.   
JC12283.  Closer view.  
JC12283.   Slightly back lit.  
JC12283.  As above without back lighting. 
JC12300 Fluorite.  Dixie mine, Mountain Wells district, Churchill county, Nevada.    3 x 7 cm 91g    $30.00   Glassy luster.  Color is fairly accurate.  
JC12300.  Close up.  
JC12300.  Vertical view.  
JC12300.  Close up. 
JC12314.   Fluorite.  Dixie mine, Mountain Wells district, Churchill county, Nevada.  8 x 15 cm 656g  $50.00.   Flat plate.   One of the ones from a small pocket where the cubes are more obvious, with amber centers and a touch of purple on the outer edge. This piece was from the bottom of the pocket.  Bright glassy amber cubes with a hint of purple on their outer edges.  The crack is a shrinkage crack of something like that.  It does extend through the matrix to the back side, but appears to be quite solid.   Sawn back.  Not impressive in the photos, looks better in real life.   

 
JC12314.  Close up center left. 
JC12317 Fluorite.  Dixie mine, Mountain Wells district, Churchill county, Nevada.    9 x 15 cm >1000g   $75.00   Some of these came out as large pieces and I didn't have the heart to trim them smaller.   Can be shown a couple of different ways.  This one is lying flat with a sawn base.   Hard to tell, but is botryoidal looking, with the knob on the top facing outward.   Color is fairly accurate.   Luster is bright satiny  
JC12317.  Different view.   There are a couple of rub spots on the left side, visible as white spots.   Sawn side is in the back in this view.   
JC12318 Fluorite.  Dixie mine, Mountain Wells district, Churchill county, Nevada.    10 x 11 cm 947g   $50.00   There are a couple of rub spots, seen as white spots.   The white knobs on the left side are frosted crystals, giving them the white look.    Sawn back.  The purple is a bit lighter than the photo indicates.   
JC12318.  Different view.  
JC12319 Fluorite.  Dixie mine, Mountain Wells district, Churchill county, Nevada.    8 x 10 x 13 cm >1000g   $90.00    3 vugs.   Some of these came out as large pieces and I didn't have the heart to trim them smaller.   This one has three different vugs on it.  Unusual for that.   This is one vug.  There are two rub spots on the right side, showing as white blemishes.   
JC12319.  This is another vug.   Crystals are bright and glassy.  Prettier in person.    Color is fairly accurate.  
JC12319.  This is the third vug.  Crystals are bright satiny luster.  Rub spots on the extreme left, where some of the light purple outer layer has been rubbed away, showing the dull amber cubes underlying the purple.    
JC12321.    Fluorite.  Dixie mine, Mountain Wells district, Churchill county, Nevada.   7.5 x 9.5 cm 538g  $45.00   Bright satiny luster.   Some rub spots present as white marks, mostly near the bottom and one near the middle.    

 
JC12323.    Fluorite.  Dixie mine, Mountain Wells district, Churchill county, Nevada.    6 x 6.5 cm 122g    $25.00   Light purple, satiny luster.  Purple is lighter than the photo would indicate.  
JC12323.  Slightly different angle.  
JC12424Fluorite.  Dixie mine, Mountain Wells district, Churchill county, Nevada   6 x 7 cm 291g   $30.00   Sawn back.   This is a three layer specimen when viewed from the side.  Bottom layer is amber, next layer is dark purple, top layer is white with hints of amber and purple.  
JC12424.  Close up.  The amber color is more muted in the normal light.  
JC2052.  Fluorite.  Fluorspar King mine, Montgomery Pass, Mineral County, Nevada.  3.8 x 6.3 cm   85g   $10.00  Solid mass of colorless fluorite cubes with bright luster, I collected this one in 1990.       
JC2052.  Close up. 
JC12822.   Grossular.  Paymaster canyon, Gillis range, Mineral county, Nevada.   5.5 x 5 x 2 cm 130g    $15.00   A highly fractured 3 cm crystal across the top.  In the center is a mostly complete gemmy crystal 13 mm across.  Its right hand edge is broken.  
JC12822.  Closer view. 
JC12824.   Grossular.  Paymaster canyon, Gillis range, Mineral county, Nevada.   5 x 4 x 2.5 cm 78g  $25.00   A glassy, rather fractured crystal dominates the top of the specimen.  It measures 3 cm in longest dimension, and has gemmy areas where not fractured.  The crystal is broken on the left edge, and the back shows rehealed faces.  
JC12824.  Some of the gemmy areas can be seen here.  
JC12825.  Grossular.  Paymaster canyon, Gillis range, Mineral county, Nevada.  6 x 5 x 3.5 cm 178g   $8.00   A 5 cm non gemmy and fractured crystal dominates the top of the piece.  The luster is glassy.  There is a crack running through the middle of the crystal, and a piece of the crystal is missing there.   The crystal on the base is highly fractured and missing pieces.  
JC12825.  Slightly different angle. 
JC12825.  Different view. 
JC12825.  Different view. 
JC12825.  Different view. 
JC12828.   Grossular.  Paymaster canyon, Gillis range, Mineral county, Nevada.   7.5 x 5 x 2 cm 120g   $20.00    A 7mm complete glassy luster crystal is in the center of the piece, with a smaller one below it.   A highly fractured partial crystal is on the upper left.   Sawn base.  
JC12828.  Close up of the center crystal.  
JC12828.  Close up of the fractured partial crystal on the upper left.  
JC12829.  Grossular.  Paymaster canyon, Gillis range, Mineral county, Nevada.   5 x 7 x 3 cm 126g  $15.00  An 8 mm gemmy crystal is partially exposed on the center area, with another partial crystal to the left of it.  On the top is a transparent partial crystal about 7 mm or so.  
JC12829.  In the center right is the gemmy, partially exposed crystal.  On the far left is another partially exposed, fractured and gemmy crystal.  
JC12832.   Grossular.  Paymaster canyon, Gillis range, Mineral county, Nevada.   5 x 4 x 2.5 cm 114g   $8.00  a 5 cm across single crystal.  The back half has been sheared off.   The front edge has been sheared off, obvious as the non glassy area on the front.
JC12832.  The glassy face, on the left edge in the above photo.  It can be oriented by the white patch stuck to the face.  
JC12832.  Back side, side view. 
JC12832.  Front view, there is a patch of damage dead center, and around it the faces show partial growth, but not damaged.  
JC12833.   Grossular.  Paymaster canyon, Gillis range, Mineral county, Nevada.   6 x 3 x 3.5 cm 86g   $25.00   A partially gemmy, glassy, fairly complete crystal embedded in matrix.  It looks like the back of the crystal never had faces, just the front half.   The crystal measures 2 cm across.   Sawn base.   
JC12833.  Slightly different angle. 
JC12833.  Close up of the main crystal. 
   JC12834.  Grossular.  Paymaster canyon, Gillis range, Mineral county, Nevada.   4 x 3 x 2 cm 46g  $15.00    A 1 cm gemmy partial crystal embedded in breccia matrix.  
JC12839.  Grossular.  Paymaster canyon, Gillis range, Mineral county, Nevada.   3 x 2 x 1 cm 16g    $10.00  A 1.5 cm partially exposed partial crystal.  The back half was broken off in place.   There is a bit of siliceous crud on the lower left.  The crystal is fractured as can be seen.  Luster is glassy, and slightly gemmy.    
JC12839.  Slightly different angle.  
JC12840.  Grossular.  Paymaster canyon, Gillis range, Mineral county, Nevada.   3 x 2 x 1.5 cm 18g  $10.00   A 3 cm half crystal.  Non gemmy, glassy luster on the faces. 
JC12840.  Different angle.
JC12840.  Different angle. 
JC12840.  Slightly different angle from the above photo. 
JC12843.   Grossular.  Paymaster canyon, Gillis range, Mineral county, Nevada.   4 x 2.5 x 2 cm 20g  $15.00   A partial 15 mm across, single crystal.     Crystal is gemmy with fractures when back lit.    Back side of the crystal is damaged, and partly gone.  
JC12843.  Close up.  
JC12844.   Grossular.  Paymaster canyon, Gillis range, Mineral county, Nevada.   3 x 2.2 x 2 cm 24g  a 3/4 partial crystal.  $8.00.  
JC12844. Another view.  
JC12844.  Another view.  
JC12844.  Slightly different angle from above photo. 
JC12845.  Grossular.  Paymaster canyon, Gillis range, Mineral county, Nevada.   3.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm 36g   A partial crystal.  $5.00
JC12845.  Another angle
JC12847.  Grossular.  Paymaster canyon, Gillis range, Mineral county, Nevada.   3.1 x 2 cm 10g   $10.00  A 1 cm somewhat gemmy crystal embedded in siliceous crud.   Back side has a bit of damage. 
JC12847.  Slightly different angle. 
JC12847.  Back side.  
JC12851.   Grossular.  Paymaster canyon, Gillis range, Mineral county, Nevada.   2 x 2.8 x 1.8 cm 22g  $10.00  A half crystal, with the back sheared off.  The crystal has glassy luster, and a little bit gemmy...you can see into it a little bit. 
JC12851.  Slightly different angle. 
JC12853.   Grossular.  Paymaster canyon, Gillis range, Mineral county, Nevada.  4.5 x 3 x 2 cm 34g   $20.00   A 13 mm, somewhat gemmy, 3/4 crystal embedded in siliceous matrix with two smaller gemmy crystals on the lower left.  
JC12853.  Slightly different angle. 
JC12853.  Close up view.  
JC12853.  Close up view.
JC12855.  Grossular.  Paymaster canyon, Gillis range, Mineral county, Nevada.   4 x 3 x 1.5 cm 22g   $20.00   Four gemmy, to partly gemmy partial crystals embedded in siliceous material. 
JC12855.  Slightly different angle. 
JC12855.  Close up of main crystal. 
JC12858.   Grossular.  Paymaster canyon, Gillis range, Mineral county, Nevada.   4.5 x 3 cm 38g  $30.00  A 2 cm non gemmy, glassy,  complete crystal embedded in siliceous crud.  
JC12858.  Somewhat closer view. 
JC12858.  Side view.  
JC12862.  Grossular.  Paymaster canyon, Gillis range, Mineral county, Nevada.   4 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm 22g  $18.00   A 1 cm, somewhat gemmy crystal perched on the upper left. 
JC12862.  Closer view.
JC12865.  Grossular.  Paymaster canyon, Gillis range, Mineral county, Nevada.   6.5 x 5 x 4 cm 152g   $10.00  Two partial, slightly gemmy crystals sitting in small vug in breccia. 
JC12865.  Close up view. 
JC6230.  Grossular, clinozoisite.  Guzzler prospect, Paymaster canyon, Gillis range, Mineral county, Nevada.  3 x 5 cm 28g   $7.00.     C: 2006
JC6230.  Close up.  
The following quartz on calcite specimens are from an unusual find in Reno, Nevada.   Mostly dogtooth style calcites have tiny sunbursts of quartz on the calcite crystals.  The quartz is brilliant and gemmy, and many are sceptered when looked at closely.   Some of the pieces are partly coated by colorless, gemmy, drusy quartz, along with the sunburst quartz sprays.    This is a unique find in my experience.
JC5349Quartz, calcite.  Virginia Foothills, Reno, Washoe county, Nevada.  4 x 6 cm   29g.  $10.00   Small scalenohedra of calcite are partially coated by brilliant sprays of quartz which appear to be sitting on micro-drusy quartz. 
JC5349.   Close up, top of specimen
JC5349.   Closer view yet.
JC5349.  Close up of lower right.  
JC5455.   Quartz, calcite.  Virginia Foothills, Reno, Washoe county, Nevada.  5 x 10 cm  201g.  $12.00.    Light orange calcite is host to sparkly micro-crystalline drusy quartz with several sprays of clear quartz scattered around.   The calcite is a bit lighter orange than the photo would indicate.  
JC5455.   Close up view, central area.  
JC5455.  Close up of lower right. 
JC5481.  Quartz, calcite.  Virginia Foothills, Reno, Washoe county, Nevada.  5 x 8 cm   160g.   $10.00   Several large calcite scalenohedra have a scattering of quartz starbursts sitting on the ends of the calcite crystals.  
JC5481.  Close up view, lower front center. 
JC5498.  Quartz, calcite.  Virginia Foothills, Reno, Washoe county, Nevada.  7.5 x 8 cm   243g. $10.00   Beige to cream calcite scalenohedra have scattered starburst groups of quartz crystals.  Some of the calcite has a thin layer of micro-crystalline drusy quartz partially coating them.   In the upper right are scattered spherical blebs of micro crystalline quartz.    Sawn base.  
JC5498.   Close up.
JC5498.   Close up.  
JC5635.  Quartz, calcite.  Virginia Foothills, Reno, Washoe county, Nevada.  7 x 10.5 cm  345g.   $20.00.   Not well crystallized calcite is heavily coated with rounded masses of micro-crystalline quartz, with lots of sparkle.   On the left side are tiny sprays of sparkly quartz.  On the right side are several starburst sprays of brilliant quartz crystals.   Sawn back
JC5635.  Close up, right side.  
JC5635.  Close up, left side.  
JC5635.  Closer view.  
JC5655.  Quartz, calcite.  Virginia Foothills, Reno, Washoe county, Nevada.  4 x 5 cm  56g.  $10.00   Poorly crystallized calcite has some scalenohedra on the right side, and perched on the calcite are several groups of the brilliant starburst style quartz crystals.  The central area has numerous small clear quartz crystals and groups covering most of the calcite  
JC5655.  Close up, center right.  
JC5655.  Close up.  Top.  
JC5670.  Quartz, calcite.  Virginia Foothills, Reno, Washoe county, Nevada.  4 x 5 cm  71g.  $10.00.    Although hard to see in the photo, on the right lower edge of the specimen is a calcite scalenhedron covered with a thin layer of brilliant sparkly quartz crystals.    In the left foreground is a partial scalenohedron covered with micro crystalline drusy quartz.   In the upper left is a starburst group of quartz crystals sort of embedded in the drusy quartz covering the rest of the specimen.    
JC5670.  Close up.  
JC5670.  Close up, left foreground.  
JC10561.  Quartz.   Petersen mountain, Washoe county, Nevada.  5 x 7.5 cm  161g  $20.00.   A waxy luster scepter crystal of smoky quartz.   The scepter is broken off near the base of the quartz crystal.  
JC8148.  Quartz.  Petersen Mountain, Hallelujah Junction area, Washoe County, Nevada.   C2006-2012.   7.3 x 4.5 x 4.5 cm 156g  $50.00  Light amethyst with more smoky base.  Color is a bit lighter than the photo indicates. 
JC8148.  Another view.  
JC8147.  Quartz.  Petersen Mountain, Hallelujah Junction area, Washoe County, Nevada.   C2006-2012  7.5 x 9 x 11 cm 707g   $35.00.  A large group of dark smoky quartz.   It has amethyst overtones here and there.  Piece has been repaired, hence the lower price.  The repair is not obvious, but can be seen in this photo running up the center of the group.  
JC8147.  Another view.  
JC8147.  Another view.  
JC8147.  Another view.  A small satellite crystal with light amethyst color is implanted on the dark smoky main crystal.    
JC8094. Quartz.  Petersen Mountain, Hallelujah Junction area, Washoe County, Nevada.   C2006-2012   5 x 7 cm 121g   $50.00  Sort of a smoky amethyst. 
JC6355 Rosasite, hemimorphite.  Baystate mine, Mining canyon, Newark dist., Diamond mountains, White Pine county, Nevada. 6 x 7 cm 171g  $15.00  Micro crystals of hemimorphite heavily coating the matrix, with small spherules of rosasite on them and under them.  
JC6355.   Close up. 
JC10160.  Stibnite.  White Caps mine, Manhattan, Manhattan district, Toquima range, Nye county, Nevada.  3 x 8 cm 187g  $15.00.  Somewhat muted silvery black crystals, most not terminated.  Collected in 2000. 
JC10160.  Another view.  
JC10150.  Stibnite.  White Caps mine, Manhattan district, Nye county, Nevada.   5.5 x 9.5 cm  314g.  $35.00.    From a vein with the center filled with calcite.  When I etched the calcite away, this is what remained...flat lying, sort of feathery looking crystals with satiny luster.  
JC10150.   Close up view. 
JC10150.   Close up view. 
JC10153.   Stibnite.  White Caps mine, Manhattan district, Nye county, Nevada.   5 x 6.5 cm  168g.  $30.00.    A group of crystals that were covered with calcite.  When I etched the calcite away, the crystals are exposed as seen.  Most of them sticking above the calcite that was there are broken off.   A couple of the smaller crystals that were buried in the calcite are terminated.  
JC10153.  Another view. 
JC10153.  Another view. 
JC10153.  Close up view. 
JC10646.   Stibnite.  White Caps mine, Manhattan, Manhattan district, Nye county, Nevada.  6.5 x 8 cm  243g.  $75.00.   Acicular crystals with luster varying from satiny to brilliant.    Nice piece these days, as virtually nothing has come from here in years.    Fairly fragile, so I would ship it in soap powder. 
JC10646.  Another view.  
JC10646.  Close up.  
JC10646.  Close up.  
JC10646.  Close up.  
JC10647.  Stibnite.  White Caps mine, Manhattan, Manhattan district, Nye county, Nevada.   9.5 x 9.5 cm  159g.  $50.00.  Sprays of stibnite on etched calcite.   Delicate, would be shipped in soap powder.  
JC10647.  Close up.  
JC10647.  Close up.   
JC10159.  Stibnite. White Caps mine, Manhattan district, Manhattan, Nye county, Nevada.  3.5 x 6 cm  25g.  $30.00.   An etched mass of calcite with numerous stibnite crystals protruding from it.