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Minerals Beginning with "S"


JC7641.   Sanidine.   Itrongay, Betroka dept., Fianarantsoa prov., Madagascar.   3 x 3.5 cm  36g.  $100.00.  Although a somewhat crude crystal, it is nearly all flawless gem grade material on the interior.   ON SALE TAKE 40% OFF
JC7641.   Another view.  
JC9162.  Scapolite.  Karur, Tamil Nadu, India.  A 7 cm tall beige gemmy crystal.  Raggedy termination on top. 26g.    $65.00  RESERVED
JC11543.  Scheelite.  Tae Hwa mine, Neungam-ri, Angseong-myeon, Chungju city, North Chungcheong province, South Korea.   2.5 x 3.5 cm  36g.  $75.00.   A partial crystal. 
JC11543.  Back side.  
JC11123.   Scheelite.   Pingwu beryl mine, Huya township, Mt. Xuebaoding, Pingwu county, Mianyang, Sichuan, China.  6.5 x 11.5 cm  703g.   $580.00    Three scheelite crystals, lined up in a row with a thin bit of matrix on the bottom of the specimen.  Color is a honey yellow-orange.   No damage.  Bright luster as can be seen in the photos.   Very nice specimen.  
JC11123.  Photo with the bottom on the top of the photo.   
JC11123.   Another view. 
JC11123.   Another view.
JC11123.   Another view.
JC11123.   Another view.
JC10713.  Scheelite, muscovite.  Pingwu mine, Huya township, Mt. Xuebaoding, Pingwu county, Mianyang, Sichuan, China.  7 x 10 cm  468g,   $95.00.   A 4 cm crystal, broken on top, with smaller crystals on the side.  Total size 6 cm.  for the main crystal. 
JC10713.  Another view. 
JC10713.  Closer view.  
JC10713.  Close up showing the damage to the top of the main crystal.  
JC10713.  Close up view of the back side of the crystal. 
JC10713.   Another view of the back side of the crystal.  
JC9218.  Scheelite, quartz, dolomite.  Yaogangxian mine, Yizhang county, Chenzhou prefecture, Hunan province, China.  7 x 9 cm  238g.  $100.00  Several root beer brown crystals resting on quartz and dolomite.  
JC9218.  Another view. 
JC8737.  Scheelite, fluorite.   Camp Bird mine, Sneffels district, Ouray, Ouray district, San Juan mountains, Ouray county, Colorado.   4 x 6 cm  36g.   $50.00  These came out around 1980 and made quite a splash at the time, demanding high prices. This is one of the specimens from the original find at a more reasonable price.        ON SALE, TAKE 40% OFF THE MARKED PRICE.
JC8737.   Another view.  
JC8289.  Scheelite, ferberite, calcite.  Yaogangxian mine,  Yaogangxian W-Sn ore field, Yizhang county, Chenzhou prefecture, Hunan province, China.  3.5 cm tall x 1.6 cm wide.   19g   $35.00.  An 8mm scheelite plus others on the back.  Calcite coats the ferberite crystal and some of the scheelite crystals. .  
JC8289.  Another view.  
JC8648.  Scheelite.  Xuebaoding mountain, Pingwu, Sichuan, China.   7.5 x 8 cm   301g.  $150.00.   Sawn back.  Group of honey colored crystals.      ON SALE, TAKE 40% OFF THE MARKED PRICE.
JC8648.  Another view.  
JC8648.  Another view. 
JC8024.  Scheelite, muscovite on beryl.  Xuebaoding W-Sn-Be deposit (Huya W-Sn-Be deposit), Huya township, Mt. Xuebaoding, Pingwu county, Mianyang prefecture, Sichuan province, China.   5 x 6.5 cm  101g.  $200.00.   Bright orange crystal nestled in muscovite on one end, the whole perched on crudely crystallized beryl.   Somewhat older specimen.       ON SALE, TAKE 40% OFF THE MARKED PRICE.
JC8024.  Close up of the scheelite crystal. 
JC9248.  Schorl.   Antelope lake, Indian valley, Plumas county, California.    2 x 3 x 3 cm  20g.  $7.00    I collected these from a quartz pegmatite that had some of these frozen in the quartz and not easily removed.   Location is actually about 1 mile southwest of Antelope lake.    Collected in 2015.   
JC9248.  View of termination. 
JC9249.   Schorl.   Antelope lake, Indian valley, Plumas county, California.   3 x 3.5 x 4 cm  84g.  $10.00  I collected these from a quartz pegmatite that had some of these frozen in the quartz and not easily removed.   Location is actually about 1 mile southwest of Antelope lake.    Collected in 2015.   
JC9249.   view of termination.
JC8646.  Schorl, muscovite.  Erongo, Namibia.  5 x 7 cm  179g.    $125.00   Schorl covered with muscovite with schorl on muscovite.      ON SALE, TAKE 40% OFF THE MARKED PRICE.
JC8646.  Another view. 
JC8577.  Schorl.  San Diego area (Pala district?), California.  5.5 cm tall.  38g.  $10.00  velvety group of crystals. Neither end is terminated.     ON SALE, TAKE 40% OFF THE MARKED PRICE.


JC10708.  Siderite, quartz, pyrite.  Julcani district, Angaraes province, Huancavelica department, Peru.  3.5 x 9 cm  110g.  $45.00.    Several rhombohedral siderite crystals are nest on a quartz matrix with scattered pyrite crystals.  
JC10708.  Another view. 
JC10708.  Another view. 
JC10708.  Close up view of the siderites on the right hand end.  
JC9200.  Siderite.  Tindalls mine, Tottenham district, Flinders county, New South Wales, Australia.  5.5 x 8.5 cm  204g.  $50.00.   A little known quarry, with very few specimens extant.  I could not find a whole lot of information on this locality.  Has produced both siderite, calcite and chalcopyrite.  This specimen is shown as a photo on mindat, with iron staining coating the crystals.  I removed the iron staining, to show the true color of the crystals which is a beige, rather than the golden brown shown on the mindat photo.         ON SALE, TAKE 40% OFF THE MARKED PRICE.  
JC8766.  Siderite, dolomite.  Morro Velho mine, Nova Lima, Iron Quadrangle, Minas Gerais Brazil.  7 x 8 cm  313g.  $150.00.   Another relative old timer.  There are a couple of cleaved dolomite crystals that do not detract from the specimen.  Scarce material these days.  Collected in the 1960's.      ON SALE, TAKE 40% OFF THE MARKED PRICE.  
 JC8766.   Another view.
JC8766.   Another view.
JC8763.  Siderite, calcite.  Neudorf, Harzgerode mining district, Harz, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.   7.5 x 9.5 cm   536g.  $300.00.    An old-time, desirable European classic of rich color and quality.  The calcite crystals add a nice contrast and are nice and sparkly.        ON SALE, TAKE 40% OFF THE MARKED PRICE.
JC8763.  Another view. 
JC8958.  Silver.  Uchucchacua mine, Oyon province, Lima department, Peru.  A 4 cm long wire...longer if stretched straight.  $75.00.        ON SALE, TAKE 40% OFF THE MARKED PRICE.
JC8958.  Another view.  
JC8910.  Silver (bornite coated), on massive bornite.  San Martin mine.  San Martin-Sabinas district, San Martin, Municipio de Sombrerete, Zacatecas, Mexico.  5 x 6 x 9 cm  393g.  $100.00.  A leaf of silver protruding from matrix with the silver covered by a thin layer of bornite, giving it an iridescent purple color.        ON SALE, TAKE 40% OFF THE MARKED PRICE.
JC8910.  Another view showing the silver leaf protruding from the bornite matrix. 
JC8910.  Another view showing the silver leaf protruding from the bornite matrix. 
JC8910.  Another view showing the silver leaf protruding from the bornite matrix. 
JC8830.  Silver.  Keeley-Frontier mine, South Lorrain township, Cobalt-Gowganda region, Timiskaming district, Ontario, Canada.  5.5 x 6.7 cm  159g.  $150.00.   Sort of leafy looking silver embedded in matrix.   Mine was shut down in 1965, so the specimen predates 1965.    In this photo, it occupies the left side of the specimen.       ON SALE, TAKE 40% OFF THE MARKED PRICE.
JC8830.  A view showing the silver in the upper right as a thin, leafy appearing plate.  
JC8830.  Another view showing the silver in the upper left of the specimen.  
JC8830.  Another view.  
JC8694.  Silver, barite, unidentified sulfide.  Bulldog Mountain mine, Creede district, Mineral county, Colorado.   3.5 x 4.3 cm   24g.  $35.00.   The silver is the light beige/light brown on the right of the black sulfide band.  The white material is barite.   Sawn face.      ON SALE, TAKE 40% OFF THE MARKED PRICE.
JC9851.  Skutterudite.  Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco.  9 x 14 cm  >1000g.  $250.00.   A flat plate covered with brilliant silvery crystals.  Unusually isolated crystals in a carbonate rich matrix.  Some crystals are broken/incomplete.  Overall in great shape.  
JC9851.  Daylight shot, black background.  
JC9851.  Close up of central group of crystals. 
JC11551.   Smithsonite.  El Refugio mine, Choix, Choix municipality, Sinaloa, Mexico.  4.5 x 5 cm  87g.  $70.00.  Pretty pink specimen from this now defunct locality.  The specimen is a bit more pink than the photo would indicate.   It is more of a light pink.
JC11371.   Smithsonite.  Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Namibia.   6.4 x 7.6 x 10 cm  482g.  $390.00   Lovely, translucent gray-violet, rhombs of Smithsonite densely cover this cabinet specimen from Tsumeb. The Smithsonites are classic-curved rhombs with beveled edges displaying a pearly luster and faintly developed growth hillocks on the crystal faces. The largest of the rhombs is 3 cm across and the other Smithsonites average over a centimeter in size. The crystals are transparent enough for the variegated off-white and gray matrix to show through the Smithsonite crystal aggregates and influence their color for great effect. Overall this large piece is impressive for its big crystals, sharp rhombohedral forms and its aesthetics.  Ex Neufeld coll. # An0125.  Comes with a custom engraved stand.  
JC11371.  Another view. 
JC11371.  Another view. 
JC11371.  View of topmost crystal. 
JC11371.  View of topmost crystal, back side with a tiny piece of galena stuck to the crystal.   There are very small black inclusions in the crystal visible in this close up. 
JC10657.  Smithsonite.  Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Namibia.   Grayish crystals with a slight hint of green.    4 x 6 cm  105g.  $35.00.  
JC10657.   Another view. 
JC10535.   Smithsonite.  79 Mine, Chilito, Hayden area, Banner district, Drippiing Spring mountains, Gila county, Arizona.   8 x 8 cm  637g.   $120.00.   Nice olive green to slightly apple green botryoidal smithsonite.    Good luster.   No damage to naked eye.  
JC10535.   Different view.  
JC10535.  Another view.  
JC10535.  Close up view.  
JC10525.  Smithsonite.  Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Namibia.   2.5 x 7.5 cm  126g.  $75.00   Colorless rhombs on mostly galena matrix.   Good luster, as seen in the photos.  Fairly gemmy crystals.  
JC10525.   Side view. 
JC10525.  Another view. 
JC10525.  Close up view. 
JC10219.  Smithsonite.   El Lirio Mine, Llano del Beal, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, Cartagena, Murcia, Spain.  3.5 x 6.5 cm  124g.  $12.00.   A 2.5 x 4.5 cm patch of colorless smithsonite on the dark matrix.  
JC10219.   Close up view. 
JC9770.  Smithsonite.  Refugio mine, Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico.   5 x 10 cm  189g.  $325.00.    Pink to slightly lilac pink specimen from this now exhausted locality.  Specimen is not back lit.  
JC9770.   Another view.  
JC9770.  Back side.  
JC9761.  Smithsonite.  Hidden Treasure mine, Ophir Hill area, Ophir district, Oquirrh mountains, Tooele county, Utah.  4.5 x 8 cm  136g.  $45.00.  Light blue botryoidal smithsonite, with a hint of gray to the blue color.   Sparkly, colorless smithsonite micro-crystals on the back side.  
JC9389.  Smithsonite.  Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Namibia.  10 x 10.5 cm  538g.  $250.00.   Pale pink rhombohedral crystals.  The crystals measure on the average about 1 cm with a pleasing light pink color
JC9389.  Another view. 
JC9389.  Another view. 
JC9342.  Smithsonite.   Lavrion district mines, Lavrion district, Attiki prefecture, Greece.   5 x 9 cm   219g.  $125.00  An older piece of solid light blue smithsonite.  
JC9342.  Another view.  
JC9135.   Smithsonite.  El Refugio mine, Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico.  6 x9 cm  207g.   $160.00.   Robins egg blue (almost) on this rounded plate of smithsonite from this now classic locality.  
JC9135.  Another view.  
JC8614.  Smithsonite (cuprian).  Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Namibia.   4 x 4.5 cm  61g.  $175.00.   Group of sharp, lime green rhombohedrons.    ON SALE TAKE 20% OFF.     RESERVED
JC8355.  Smithsonite (cobaltoan).  Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Namibia.   8 x 12 cm  >1000g.  $350.00.   A large and heavy smithsonite.  The rhombs are up to 1.2 cm across, with a  light  creamy pastel pink color.  The only damage to the rhombs I can see is the center rhomb has three quite small dings in it.  There are two vugs present.  The main center one, and another on the top left.  Ex. Art Soregaroli collection.  
JC8355.  Another view. 
JC8355.  Another view. 
JC8355.  Another view. 
JC8355.  Another view. 
JC8355.  Another view. 
JC8355.  Another view.  Not quite as close as the one above.
JC8325.  Smithsonite.  El Refugio mine, Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico.  5 x 7.5 cm  63g.  $200.00.  There is a fair amount of pink smithsonite from Choix, but I haven't seen many with this hot pink color, more intense than usual.  The mine is now closed and more coming out from what I hear, and assume is accurate. 
JC3469.  Smithsonite.  Choix, Municipio de Choix, Sinaloa,  Mexico.  7 cm x 10 cm.  493g.  $175.00.   Pretty, lavender pink, botryoidal smithsonite from this pretty much exhausted locality.  
JC11598.  Spessartine, quartz.  Wushan Spessartine mine, Tongbei, Yunxiao county, Zhangzhou, Fujian, China.   4 x 4 cm  42g.  $27.00.   Fairly large, dark orangish red crystals with quartz.  Quartz is dinged.  
JC11598.  Another view.  
JC10566.  Spessartine, quartz.   Wushan Spessartine mine, Tongbei, Yunxiao Co., Zhangzhou prefecture, Fujian province, China.   8 x 11.5  cm  400g.   $175.00.   Several clear and gemmy smoky quartz crystals on a feldspar matrix, the feldspar has numerous scattered wine red spessartine garnets present.   
JC10566.  Oblique view.   The quartz crystal in the center far back has a small chip on the termination, easily visible in the photo.  
JC10566.   Closer view of the specimen
JC10566.   Close up of the quartz crystal with the chip out of the termination.  
JC10566.  Close up of the central quartz crystal. 
JC10461.  Spessartine.   Wushan Spessartine Mine, Tongbei, Yunxiao Co., Zhangzhou, Fujian, China.  9 x 11 cm  548g.  $120.00.   Bright, dark wine red crystals with good luster.   A patch of feldspar (microcline?) occupies the upper center of the piece.   
JC10461.  Another view.  
JC10461.  Close up view. 
JC10461.  Close up view.  
JC9487.    Spessartine.  Wushan spessartine mine, Tongbei, Yunxiao county, Zhangzhou prefecture, Fujian prov., China.  8 x 16 cm   619g.  $140.00.   Plate of crystals with several small quartz crystals present.  The quartz crystals are capped by a white unknown, probably an amorphous silica material.   There is a minor bruise near the top center, not obvious.   Sawn back.
JC9487.  Oblique view.  
JC9487.  Another view. 
JC9479. Spessartine, quartz.  Wushan spessartine mine, Tongbei, Yunxiao county, Zhangzhou prefecture, Fujian prov., China.  4 x 7 cm  68g.  $55.00.  Sawn back.   Light smoky quartz crystals with gemmy spessartine.  
JC9324  Spessartine.  Wushan spessartine mine, Tongbei, Yunxiao county, Zhangzhou prefecture, Fujian province, China.  4.5 x 5 cm  106g.  $20.00.   Orange to slightly orange brown crystals of spessartine with small light smoky quartz crystals.  
JC9324.  Another view.  
JC9243.  Spessartine.  Wushan spessartine mine, Tongbei, Yunxiao county, Zhangzhou prefecture, Fujian prov., China.   7 x 10 cm    346g.  $200.00.   Nice coverage of brilliant, gemmy crystals.   A dark chlorite like mica is also present.   Good specimens of this quality are becoming much less common and rather expensive.  



JC9243.  Another view. 
JC9243.  Another view. 
JC9134.   Spessartine, quartz, mica.  Wushan spessartine mine, Tongbei, Yunxiao county, Zhangzhou prefecture, Fujian prov., China.  7.5 x 8 cm  226g.  $150.00.  Single quartz crystal protruding from a mound of orange spessartine crystals.  One blemish on the right side as seen in this photo.  
JC9134.  Another view. 
JC7973.   Spessartine.  Tomboarivo, Sahanivotry Manandona, Antsirabe II, Vakinankaratra, Madagascar.    2.5 x 2.5 cm.  A 14mm crystal, with good burgundy internal reflections.   $18.00


JC7973.   Close up. 
JC7971.  Spessartine.  Tomboarivo Pegmatite, Sahanivotry, Madagascar.  3 x 5 cm  38g.  $50.00.   A 14mm wine red crystal on a feldspar/quartz matrix.  Somewhat gemmy as can be seen from the photos.      ON SALE, TAKE 40% OFF THE MARKED PRICE.
JC7971.  Another view. 
JC7971.  Another view.
JC7017.       Spessartine, quartz.  Wushan mine, Tongbei, Yunxiao county, Zhangzhou prefecture, Fujian prov., China.  3.5 x 9 cm  75g.  $65.00.  Smoky quartz crystals with spessartine. 
JC7017. Another view. 
JC6713.  Spessartine.  Haramosh mountains, Skardu district, Gilgit-Baltistan province, Pakistan.  4 x 7.5 cm  449g. with stand.  $125.00.   Wine red crystals coating the face of what appears to have been a seam in the pegmatite.  Some of the crystals are whole, and others appear to have interference growth faces on the crystals, where either other crystals grew against them, or the opposite side of the seam impinged on their growth.   Matrix is albite.   Colorful and displays nicely.  It is on a stand with hot glue/silicon as the attachment material. 
JC6713.   Another view showing the albite crystals with garnets in between.  
JC6713.   Close up view of the lower center.  
JC6713.   Close up view of the top of the display face.  
JC6713.   Close up of the side with the albite crystals and spessartines growing on them. 
JC3245  Spessartine, orthoclase.  Wushan mine, Tongbei, Yunxiao county, Zhangzhou prefecture, Fujian prov., China.  6.3 cm x 10 cm     $65.00.  Gemmy, transparent crystals.  There is a dark mineral either directly under some of  the crystals or in the base of some of the crystals.  Its hard to tell.   Lots of sparkle and displays well.   ON SALE, TAKE 20% OFF THE MARKED PRICE.   SOLD
JC11599.  Sphalerite, quartz.   Tri-state district, Kansas-Missouri-Oklahoma.   4.5 x 6.5 cm  79g.  $45.00.  Bright red-amber crystals on drusy quartz.  Some of the sphalerites are dinged.   Bit brighter sphalerite than usually seen from here.  
JC11599.  Reverse.  
JC11599.  Closer view.  
JC11433.  Sphalerite.   Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith County, Tennessee.  9 x 17cm  >1000g.  $125.00  A solid mass of sphalerite crystals with an interior color of medium amber, which can be seen as little golden spots here and there.  

JC11433.  Another view.   
JC11433.  Side view.   
JC11433.  Close up.  
JC11433.  Close up. 
JC11433.  Close up. 
JC11033.  Sphalerite, galena, chalcopyrite.  Joplin, Jasper county, Missouri.    5.5 x 8 cm  232g. $50.00.    A near floater group...I could not find a point of attachment, although there is a chip out of the back side which may have been where it was attached to the pocket wall.   Bright composite sphalerite crystals with two, about 6mm, cubes of galena attached.   Small, triangular shaped chalcopyrite are scattered all about the piece.  Acquired in 1965 from Harry Sering minerals.  Crowley Collection #: 22.   I traded this from Harry for quartz crystals from the Crystal mine near Shingle Springs, California.  
JC11033.  Another view. 
JC11033.  Another view, back side. 
JC11033.  Another view. 
JC10454.  Sphalerite.   Shuikoushan Mine, Shuikoushan ore field, Changning Co., Hengyang, Hunan, China.  8 x 9 cm    145g.  $185.00.   Translucent, almost gemmy amber crystals on a drusy quartz matrix.  There is some bruising on a few of the crystals.  
JC10454.   Closer view.  
JC10454.   Closer view.  
JC10454.   Closer view.  
JC10454.   Closer view.  
JC9301.  Sphalerite, galena, siderite, pyrite.  Eagle mine, Gilman, Eagle county, Colorado.  8 x 10 cm  222g.  $100.00.    Brilliant black sphalerites with several silvery gray galena crystals on the sphalerite.  Siderite/ankerite on the back with minor pyrite.  One of the better pieces I have seen from Gilman in quite some time.   Lots of sparkle to the sphalerite.   Some rubbing on a couple galena cubes.
JC9301.  Closer view.  
JC9301.  Back side.  
JC9050.  Sphalerite, galena, fluorite, rhodochrosite?.   Julia Fisk mine? Leadville?, Lake county?, Colorado.   8.5 x 11.5 cm  608g. $100.00   Flat plate with bright, metallic, slightly melted look galena, black sphalerite and little mounds of a pinkish mineral I'm not sure about (rhodochrosite?).  There are small (5mm or so) colorless fluorite crystals on the backside.  This was one of several specimens a gent sold me in the parking lot at one of the Tucson venues.  His label said Eagle mine...definitely not Eagle mine.  All of the other rather dirty minerals are obviously Colorado.  I can't recall ever seeing any Leadville or other Colorado  specimens with fluorite on them that look like this...anyone has any ideas on where this might be from? 
JC9050.  Back side.  A few small 5mm or so colorless fluorites are scattered about.   The cream colored mineral appears to be the same as on the front of the specimen.  
JC9083.   Sphalerite, marcasite.    G.P. Materials South Quarry, Potosi, Potosi Barite District, Washington Co., Missouri    6 x 8 cm  119g.  $60.00   These specimens are from a new find.  I have not seen anything quite like this before. The top side of this 6 x 8 cm matrix is covered with pretty golden to peacock colored iridescent micro marcasite crystals. Scattered thickly across the marcasite are spherical shaped sparkling dark brown/reddish brown  crystal groupings of sphalerite measuring to about 1.5 cm in size. There is some minor chipping/rubbing to some of the sphalerite crystals, which is typical of this find.  I looked at most of the lot of these I saw at the show, and very, very few were free of this minor damage/touching of the crystal spheres.
JC9083.  Another view.  
JC9083.  Another view.
JC9083.  Another view.
JC8278.  Sphalerite.  Brownley Hill mine, Nenthead, Alston Moore district, Cumbria, England.  6 x 8.5 cm  351g.  $80.00   Brilliant, black, small crystals heavily coating a knobby matrix.  Nicely 3 dimensional.  Has a small crystal of what appears to be dolomite on the upper right.  
JC8278.  Another view. 
JC7271.   Sphalerite.  Trepca complex, Trepca valley, Mitrovica, Mitrovica district, Kosovo.  6.5 x 9.5 cm  304g.  $120.00   A plate of brilliant, black sphalerite crystals.  There is rubbing on a few of the crystals, and can be seen as the brown color on the edges of some crysstals.   A very pretty and showy piece.  
JC7271.  Another view.  
JC7271.  Close up view.  
JC7271.  Close up view.  
JC7212.  Sphalerite, chalcopyrite.  Joplin area, Tri-state district, Missouri.  5 x 8 cm  295g.  $40.00.  An oldie from the 1960's.   A near floater group of sphalerite  Crowley collection #:723   Several compound crystals aggregated together into one long specimen.   I took shots of all sides.  
JC7212.  Another view. 
JC7212.  Closer view.   One of the crystal aggregates.   Small chalcopyrites are scattered around. 
JC7212.  Another view.
JC7212.   Close up view.
JC7212.  Another view.
JC6908.  Sphalerite.  Shuikoushan mine, Changning city, Hunan province, China.   3.5 x 4.5 cm  68g.  $35.00.   A bright gemmy crystal dominates the specimen on tiny drusy quartz.  There is a very small ding on the termination of the crystal.   Two views are shown. 
JC6908.   A close up view. 
JC6744.   Sphalerite, calcite.  Rucheng mine, Chaojia, Nuanshui, Rucheng county, Chenzhou prefecture, Hunan province, China.  12 x 13 cm  >1000 g,  $125.00.   Amber-red crystals on matrix, with a mantle of somewhat flattened rhombohedrons of calcite along the top edge.  There is some damage to the calcites.   The sphalerites are gemmy, and the little ones are transparent as can be seen by the red color of these crystals.  A nice specimen.
JC6744.  Another view showing the calcite a bit better.
JC6744.  Close up of the bottom right edge.
JC6744.  Close up of the center bottom.
JC5281.  Sphalerite, fluorite.  Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois.  11 x 16 cm  >1000g.   $150.00.   This is a large cabinet specimen of almost all sphalerite from one of the mines in the Hardin County fluorspar belt.  Obviously an older piece.  I can't recall seeing a large cabinet specimen like this in many years.  Although not visible in the photos, there are a couple of small, 3mm or so, purple fluorites scattered around on the lower area of the specimen.  There are quite a few small purple fluorites on the back.  It looks better in person, as it is hard to capture the 3 dimensional nature of the sphalerite crystals sticking up from the matrix.       ON SALE, TAKE 20% OFF THE MARKED PRICE.
JC5281.  Close up of the center right area. 
JC5281.  Close up view of the upper right area.
JC5281.  A closer view of the odd shaped sphalerite crystals. 
JC5145.  Sphalerite, quartz, pyrite.  Animon mine, Huaron, Pasco prov., Cerro de Pasco dept., Peru.  3.5 x 4.8 cm  56g.  $50.00.  Collected in 1997.   A brilliant and showy grouping from here.  Quite pretty.  A cut above the average.       ON SALE, TAKE 20% OFF THE MARKED PRICE. 
JC5145.  Another view. 
JC3973.  Sphalerite on dolomitic matrix.  Elmwood mine, Elmwood, Smith County, Tennessee.   5.5 x 10 cm   155g.  $35.00.  Dark red brown, complex crystal.     ON SALE, TAKE 20% OFF THE MARKED PRICE.  
JC11522.   Spherocobaltite.  Musonoi Mine, Kolwezi, Kolwezi District, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo.  9.5 x 15 cm  806g  $265.00   Although the label listed this as spherocobaltite, it may be cobaltoan calcite.  It has not been analyzed by me.   Small purple crystals completely coating the matrix.  
JC11522.  Closer view.  
JC11522.  Closer view.  
JC11522.  Closer view yet.  
JC11522.  Back side. 
JC11522.  Close up of upper back side. 
JC11432.  Spodumene.   Brazil.  1.8 x 2.6 cm   4g.  $5.00.   A little section of spodumene.

JC9949.  Stibnite.  Old Herja mine, Chiuzbaia, Baia Mare, Maramures, Romania.   4.5 x 5 x 6 cm   127g.  $75.00.    Group of crystals...this view is looking vertically down on the specimen.  Crystals are bright and lustrous.   Some damage to some of the terminations.   
JC9949.  Side View.  
JC8827.  Stibnite, barite.  Roata mine,  Cavnic, Maramures county, Romania.  6 x 9 cm  171g.  $150.00.  This might have been better labeled as barite, stibnite.  I remember seeing these briefly many years ago, but can't recall exactly when they came out.  It was a one time find, as no more have been forthcoming for many years.  Small, clear barites with hints of red and orange are liberally and profusely scattered over and coating the stibnite crystals.  Quite pretty with lots of sparkle.  
JC8827.  Another view.  
JC8827.  Another view.  
JC8770.  Stibnite.  Baia Sprie mine, Baia Sprie, Maramures county, Romania.   7 x 7 cm  61g.  $70.00.  Spray of crystals, no matrix.  Several are broken.  
JC8770.  Another view. 
JC8770.  Another view. 
JC8749.  Stibnite.   Wuning?, China.  9.5 cm long.  14g. $20.00   Has a flat termination.  
JC6913. Stibnite.  Raura, Cajatambo province, Lima department, Peru.  3 x 6.2 cm  $35.00.  Collected in 1994.  
JC6913.  Another view. 
JC8600.  Stilbite, apophyllite.  Pune district, Maharashtra, India.  6.5 x 6.5 cm  99g.  $25.00.  Pleasing group of blocky apophyllite crystals with a nice stilbite topping it off.      ON SALE, TAKE 40% OFF THE MARKED PRICE.
JC8029.  Stilbite.  Basalt quarry, Ambarjomiambana, Sambava district, Sava region, Antsiranana province, Madagascar.  7 cm tall crystal.  $25.00.   A nice sharp single crystal from a lesser known location.  Ex Scott Werschky collection.      ON SALE, TAKE 40% OFF THE MARKED PRICE.
JC8717Stolzite pseudo scheelite, Thompson workings, Darwin mine, Darwin, Darwin district, Inyo county, California.  4.5 x 5.5 cm  140g.  $75.00.   These were initially thought to be scheelite, but work at the Mackay school of mines confirmed that they are Stolzite pseudomorphose after scheelite crystals.  Found in 2006, this particular batch has proven to be a one time find.   This would make them some of the world's best stolzites if you don't mind the fact they are pseudomorphs.    Colors on these vary from light tan to light gray.  Some of them have a bit of luster when turned in the light.   This one is a solid mass with 2 crystal, one is 2 cm, the other smaller.       ON SALE, TAKE 40% OFF THE MARKED PRICE.   RESERVED
JC8717.  Another view. 
JC8717.  Another view.
JC8717.  Another view.
JC3907.  Strontianite on calcite.  Minerva #1 mine, Cave-in-Rock, Rosiclare dist., Hardin Co., Illinois.   6 x 9.5 cm.  204g.  $35.00.        ON SALE, TAKE 40% OFF THE MARKED PRICE.