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Minerals Beginning with "F" and "G"

JC12509.  Ferberite.  Yaogangxian Mine, Yaogangxian W-Sn ore field, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China.  1.3 x 3.3 cm 15g  $20.00    Doubly terminated crystal group.  Brilliant luster.  
JC12509.  Back side.  
JC12508.  Ferberite.  Yaogangxian Mine, Yaogangxian W-Sn ore field, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China.  1.3 x 3.3 cm 15g   $20.00  Brilliant luster crystal group with a bit of muscovite.  
JC12508.  Back side.  
JC12507.  Ferberite.  Yaogangxian mine, Yaogangxian W-Sn ore field, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China. 2 x 4.5 cm 13g   $35.00  Brilliant luster black crystals make up this nice miniature. 
JC12507.  Another view.  
JC12507.  Another view. 
JC12507.  Another view. 
JC11693.  Ferberite, arsenopyrite, quartz.   Yaogangxian Mine, Yaogangxian W-Sn ore field, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China.   8 x 10 cm 276g.  $350.00.  This is one of those that looks much better in person so to speak.  Over a dozen brilliant blades of ferberite, both on end and lying sideways.  Interspersed are several vertical standing or flat lying arsenopyrite crystals.   Micro drusy quartz partially coats a few of the ferberites, and transparent quartz crystals are scattered here and there.   A pretty piece.  
JC11693.   Close up top center. 
JC11693.  Close up top right.  
JC11693.  Another view.  
JC11693.  Another view.  
JC11693.  Another view.  
JC11673.  Ferberite.  Yaogangxian mine, Yaogangxian W-Sn ore field, Yizhang county, Chenzhou, Hunan, China.   7.5 x 12 cm  >1000g.  $250.00.  A stacked arrangement of brilliant luster ferberite.  These are about as big as they get from here.  Attractive piece, with minor dings here and there.  Heavy piece.    Several photos from different angles, trying to show the luster and character of the piece.  
JC11673.   Another view.
JC11673.   Another view.
JC11673.   Another view.
JC11673.   Another view.
JC11673.   Another view.
JC11673.   Back side.
JC11673.   Back side.
JC11673.   Back side.
JC11563.   Ferberite, quartz.  Panasqueira mines, Covilha, Castelo Branco, Portugal.   5.5 x 8 cm   198g  $ 140.00     Broken crystal in back and on side. 
JC11563.   Another view. 
JC11563.   Another view.
JC12534.  Fluorite, arsenopyrite.  Yaogangxian Mine, Yaogangxian W-Sn ore field, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China.   3.5 x 4 cm 55g    $45.00  Transparent cube of fluorite on brilliant silvery arsenopyrite crystals.  
JC12534.  Another view.  
JC12534.  Another view.  
JC12518.  Fluorite.  Xianghualing Mine, Xianghualing Sn-polymetallic ore field, Linwu Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China.  4 x 7 cm 99g  $50.00.  Transparent light green crystals.  Bright luster.
JC12518.  Different view. 
JC12517.  Fluorite, calcite.    Xianghualing Mine, Xianghualing Sn-polymetallic ore field, Linwu Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China.  4.5 x 6.5 cm 168g   $50.00.  Transparent light green crystals.   Bright luster. 
JC12517.  Slightly different angle. 
JC12517.  Slightly different angle. 
JC12515.   Fluorite.  Yaogangxian Mine, Yaogangxian W-Sn ore field, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China.  4.5 x 4.5 cm 125g    $45.00.   Main crystal is 3 cm across.   Not lustrous, sort of waxy luster.   Very pale purple.  
JC12515.  Edge view.  
JC12491.  Fluorite.  Qinglong Mine (Dachang Mine), Dachang Sb ore field, Qinglong County, Qianxinan, Guizhou, China.  2.5 x 3.5 x 4.5 cm 65g   $5.00   Small transparent crystal.   
JC12537.  Fluorite, calcite.  Xianghuapu Mine?, Hunan Province China C: 1996-1997 4 x 5 x 7.5 cm 163g  $50.00   Somewhat greenish octahedral crystals, with calcite crystals.  Location is not certain though.   Camera recorded these as purplish, so I added green to the photo to try to show the more appropriate color.  
JC12537.  Another view. 
JC12537.  Another view.
JC12537.  Another view.
JC12478.  Blackdene Mine, Weardale, County Durham, United Kingdom.  9.7 × 6.9 × 4.5 cm 488g  $350.00    A 9 cm crystal with a bit of matrix on the bottom.  A tiny ding on the top left edge, visible in the lower photo.   Another crystal is growing out of the bottom clearly visible in the photo.  A classic Blackdene specimen with a fairly large crystal for the locality.   The mine is famous for these almost floater single crystals.  Rare to find in this size.  A well known British dealer has one of these at 4.5 cm across for $1,000.
JC12478.   Slightly different angle.  
JC12088.  Fluorite, pyrite.  Panasqueira Mines, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Portugal.  3 x 7 cm 119g  $20.00.   A somewhat large, but rather dull, fluorite crystal has a crown of funky looking pyrite crystals.   Odd piece.  
JC12088.  Another view.  
JC12088.  Another view.  
JC11600.  Fluorite on quartz "casts" after calcite.  La Fluorita Dulcita prospect, nr. Tombstone, Cochise county, Arizona.  3.7 x 5.7 x 7.5 cm   113g.  $175.00.   A commercially worked little "mine" where these fluorites are collected.   Crystals are octahedrons for the most part.   Specimen is not back lit, it just tends to be a bit translucent.  
JC11600.  Back side. 
JC11600.  Close up view.  
JC10853.  Fluorite, quartz.  Yongchun county, Fujian, China.   5.5 x 7 cm  204g.  $30.00   Blue crystals on drusy smoky quartz.  Crystals have a dull satin luster.  There has been some discussion that these blue fluorites have been irradiated to get this blue color, so this is a possibility. 
JC10853.  Closer view.  
JC10857.  Fluorite.  Xianghuapu mine, Hunan province, China    7 x 11 cm    534g.  $30.00   Bright luster, glassy crystals with an odd, sort of green/gray color with hints of blue and purple.  
JC10857.   Close up view. 
JC12152.   Galena, fluorite.   Naica, Saucillo Municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico.  4 x 5 cm 122g  $28.00  Brilliant silvery crystals across the face.  Pretty.   Has a tiny fluorite on the lower face.  
JC12152.  Another angle.  
JC3607.  Galena.  Tri-state district.  3 x 3.5 cm 131g    $6.00   Cube of galena, not real bright.  
JC3607.  Back side. 
JC11549.  Goethite.  Pikes Peak, El Paso county, Colorado.   3 x 3.2 x 4 cm.  62g.  $35.00.  Nice brilliant spray from the somewhat lesser known Pikes Peak. 
JC11549.  Another view.  
JC5955.   Goethite.  Crystal Creek, Teller county, Colorado.  C: 2003.   1.5 x 3 cm 10g  $8.00
JC5955.  Another view.  
JC5955.  Another view.   
JC12717.  Gold, quartz.  Olinghouse Mine, Olinghouse district, Pah Rah Range, Washoe County, Nevada.   2.5 x 2.4 x 2 cm 18g  $250.00

Some of the gold from Olinghouse has a high silver content, and these are sometimes a bit tarnished, as can be seen in this piece.   It was dissolved out of calcite, and still has a bit of calcite under the gold.  Quartz is present as tiny, hair like needles coating the matrix.   

JC12717.  Another view.
JC12717.  Another view.
JC12717.  Close up view.
JC12717.  Another view.
JC11840.  Gold.  Mount Gaines Mine (Frenchman Mine) Quartzburg, Hornitos Mining District, West Belt, Mariposa Co., California.  1 cm tall crystalline gold on quartz.  Part of the gold is embedded in the quartz, so it is not glued on.    $325.00   
JC12454.  Grossular.  Jeffrey mine, Val-de-des-Sources, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Quebec, Canada.   3.2 x 6 cm 21g   $385.00.  Something you don't usually see from the Jeffrey mine, and is in fact quite rare, is a complete floater specimen with no points of attachment.  
JC12454.  Another view.  
JC12454.  Back side.  
JC11762.  Grossular.  Jeffrey mine, Val-des-Sources, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Quebec, Canada.   2 cm thumbnail.   $65.00.   
JC11762.  Another view.  
JC11762.  Another view. 
JC11762.  Another view. 
JC9994.  Grossular (topazolite).  Cerro De La Concordia, Piedra Parada,  Tatatila municipality, Veracruz, Mexico.   5 x 10 cm  266g.  $200.00.  Light yellow, with just a slight hint of green, gemmy crystals.   Some damage along periphery.   
JC9994.  Close up view. 
JC9994.  Close up view. 
JC11414.   Gypsum.   Laguna Guzman, Rancho Salias Terrazas, Ahumada Municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico.  4 x 4.5 cm   51g.  $3.00.   A typical small rose of gypsum from this well known location.