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JC2222.  Quartz. Zaca mine.   Colorado Hill, Loope, Monitor-Mogul district, Alpine county, California.  7.5 x 7.5 cm  109g.  $18.00   Vug in silicified rhyolite filled with tapering quartz crystals.  
JC2225.  Quartz. Zaca mine.   Colorado Hill, Loope, Monitor-Mogul district, Alpine county, California 5 x 9 cm  178g.  $20.00   Vug in silicified rhyolite filled with tapering quartz crystals.  
JC2528.  Fluorite.   Unnamed prospect, Castle Dome district, Yuma county, Arizona.  5.7 x 5.7 cm  143g.  $20.00.  Grayish blue in tungsten light, and this color in daylight.  Somewhat opaque cubes of fluorite.  
JC4254.  Albite, quartz.  Crystal creek, Teller county, Colorado.   C: 2006.  8 x 8 cm  139g.  $25.00.  A mound of albite with a small smoky quartz crystal implanted on it.  
JC4256.  Quartz, albite.  Crystal creek, Teller county, Colorado.  C: 2006.  6 x 6 cm tall x 8 cm wide.  A 2 x 5.5 cm quartz crystal on white, bladed albite.   $30.00 
JC5311.  Quartz.  Pup (Little Giant) claims, Birch Creek pluton, nr. Deep Springs valley, Inyo county, California.  C: 1995.  A 4.5 cm single crystal.  $8.00    These were a small one time find on the edge of a vertical shaft.  The original quartz crystal, which is clear and gemmy, has a secondary coating of quartz as a drusy layer, giving the crystal a sparkly appearance.  The orange color is iron coloration underneath the drusy layer.  ON HOLD
JC5311.  A view of the backside.  
JC5339.  Quartz, calcite.  Virginia range, Reno, Washoe county, Nevada.  4.5 x 7.5 cm.  150g.  $25.00.   Dogtooth calcite with "star burst" style clear quartz crystals as sprays on the calcite.  Lots of sparkle.  A one time find from within the city limits of Reno...not often one finds a collectible mineral occurrence within the city limits.   Better in person. 
JC5339.  Another view. 
JC5339.  A closer view of some of the sprays of quartz.  
JC5633.    Quartz, calcite.  Virginia range, Reno, Washoe county, Nevada.  7 x 11 cm   325g.  $50.00.   Dogtooth calcite with "star burst" style clear quartz crystals as sprays on the calcite.  Lots of sparkle.  A one time find from within the city limits of Reno...not often one finds a collectible mineral occurrence within the city limits.   This one is one of the better large pieces.  Some of the quartz crystals are sceptered.   Better in person.  ON HOLD
JC5633.  Side view.  
JC6078.  Azurite.  Blue Jay mine, Big Eightmile creek, nr. Leadore, Lemhi county, Idaho.   3.5 x 5.8 cm  121g.  $12.00.   From the 2002 find.  Blue, drusy azurite coating breccia fragment.  
JC6281.  Microcline.  Crystal creek, Teller county, Colorado.  C: 2006.  5 x 6 x 7.5 cm  374g.    $15.00.   Nice sharp microcline crystal with one attached on the side.  
JC6281.  Another view. 
JC6281.  Another view. 
JC6286.  Quartz.  Hot Springs blowout, nr. Adam peak, Potossi district, Osgood mountains, Humboldt county, Nevada.  7 x 7 cm  207g.  $10.00.   A raggedy looking crystal from within the throat of the extinct spring.  The crystal grew against the granite sidewall, hence the raggedy look.  The matrix is weathered, altered, granite. 
JC6286.  Another view. 
JC6314.   Wulfenite.   Mezica, Slovenia.  5.5 x 9 cm  143g.  $20.00.   Scattered up to 3mm crystals . 
JC6315.   Wulfenite.   Mezica, Slovenia.  6 x 7 cm  158g.  $20.00.   Scattered up to 3mm crystals.    ON HOLD
JC6320.  Wulfenite.  Mezica, Slovenia.  6 x 12 cm  315g.  $30.00  Fairly dense coating of up to 3mm crystals.  ON HOLD
JC6320.  Another view. 
JC6320.  Another view. 
JC6336.  Rosasite, hemimorphite.  Baystate mine, Mining canyon, Newark dist., Diamond mountains, Eureka county, Nevada. 7 x 8 cm  300g.  $20.00.   Has a sawn base.  Drusy hemimorphite partly coated with blue-green rosasite.  
JC6336.  Close up view.  
JC7050.  Pyrite, sphalerite.     Huanzala Mine, Huallanca District, Dos de Mayo Province, Huánuco Department, Peru.  5 x 6.5 cm  177g.  $25.00.   A very pretty group of pyritohedral crystals with bright black sphalerite partly coating some areas.  Hard to photo due to the mirror like luster on the crystals.  One small ding on one crystal that I noted.   Nice piece from the finds of about 10 years ago.      ON HOLD
JC7050.  Another view. 
JC7050.  Another view. 
JC7050.  Another view.  
JC7187.  Azurite.  Red Hills mine, Eagle district, White Pine county, Nevada.  2 x 3.5 cm 19g.  $10.00.   Azurite from Nevada is quite uncommon.  This little mine has produced a small number of crystallized specimens that make great locality pieces.   None have come out in many years.  This piece was collected in 1990.  
JC7352.   Hubnerite.     Colorado Hill, Loope, Monitor-Mogul district, Alpine county, California.   4.5 x 6.5 cm  130g.  $18.00.   Sawn base.  Rarely seen are the hubnerite specimens from this long closed mine.  The hubnerite forms brown sprays in quartz vugs in massive quartz and silicified rhyolite. 
JC7352.  Another view, close up.  
JC7356.   Hubnerite, quartz.     Colorado Hill, Loope, Monitor-Mogul district, Alpine county, California.  6 x 7 x 7.5 cm   362g.  $20.00   Sawn base.  Rarely seen are the hubnerite specimens from this long closed mine.  The hubnerite forms brown sprays in quartz vugs in massive quartz and silicified rhyolite. 
JC7356.  Another view. 
JC8782.  Azurite, malachite.  Khanong open pit, Sepon mine, Vilabouly district, Savannakhet province, Laos.  8 x 9 cm.  417g.  $350.00.  A superior specimen with brilliant dark blue azurite crystals with a partial coating of medium to dark green malachite, both as botryoidal material and fuzzy green, crystalline material.  Specimen is good on both sides as can be seen in the 3rd photo down.  In this photo, the malachite is a deeper green than the photo would indicate.   Better in person. 
JC8782.  A closer view.  Malachite is darker green than the photo would indicate.
JC8782.  Back side.  A few broken azurite crystals on this side, not obvious. 
JC8782.  This photo is closer to the true color of the malachite, but the azurite is not as dark as shown.  
JC8963.  Rhodizite.  Ampasogona pegmatite, Tetezantsio-Andoabatokely pegmatite field, Andrembesoa commune, Betafo district, Vakinankaratra region, Antananarivo province, Madagascar.  4.5 x 4.5 cm  92g.  $75.00.  A 16mm crystal, one corner is dinged. 
JC8963.  Another view. 
JC8963.  Another view. 
JC8964  Rhodizite, rubellite.  Ampasogona pegmatite, Tetezantsio-Andoabatokely pegmatite field, Andrembesoa commune, Betafo district, Vakinankaratra region, Antananarivo province, Madagascar.  3.3 x 4.3 cm  58g.  $50.00.   A 1 cm crystal with associated rubellite. 
JC8964.  Another view.  
JC8965  Rhodizite.  Ampasogona pegmatite, Tetezantsio-Andoabatokely pegmatite field, Andrembesoa commune, Betafo district, Vakinankaratra region, Antananarivo province, Madagascar.  3 x 4.5 cm  41g.  $50.00.   A 1 cm crystal. 
JC8965.  Another view.  
JC8966.    Rhodizite, rubellite.  Ampasogona pegmatite, Tetezantsio-Andoabatokely pegmatite field, Andrembesoa commune, Betafo district, Vakinankaratra region, Antananarivo province, Madagascar.  3 x 3.7 cm  38g.  $45.00.   A 1 cm crystal, with associated rubellite. 
JC8966.  Another view. 
JC8966.  Another view.
JC8967  Rhodizite, rubellite.  Ampasogona pegmatite, Tetezantsio-Andoabatokely pegmatite field, Andrembesoa commune, Betafo district, Vakinankaratra region, Antananarivo province, Madagascar.  2.5 x 3.7 cm   36g.  $45.00.  A 1 cm crystal with associated rubellite.  
JC8967.  Another view. 
JC8967.  Another view. 
JC8968.    Rhodizite.  Ampasogona pegmatite, Tetezantsio-Andoabatokely pegmatite field, Andrembesoa commune, Betafo district, Vakinankaratra region, Antananarivo province, Madagascar.  2.7 x 3.2 cm  33g.  $45.00.  A 1 cm crystal embedded in feldspar, quartz and ?
JC8968.  Another view. 
JC8968.  Another view.
JC8969  Rhodizite, rubellite.  Ampasogona pegmatite, Tetezantsio-Andoabatokely pegmatite field, Andrembesoa commune, Betafo district, Vakinankaratra region, Antananarivo province, Madagascar.  2.7 x 4 cm  90g.  $45.00    A 7mm crystal
JC8969.  Another view.  
JC8969.  Another view.
JC8970.    Rhodizite.  Ampasogona pegmatite, Tetezantsio-Andoabatokely pegmatite field, Andrembesoa commune, Betafo district, Vakinankaratra region, Antananarivo province, Madagascar.  3.2 x 5.5 cm  69g.  $60.00.  A 13mm compound crystal group.  
JC8970.  Another view.  
JC8970.  Another view.
JC8971.    Rhodizite.  Ampasogona pegmatite, Tetezantsio-Andoabatokely pegmatite field, Andrembesoa commune, Betafo district, Vakinankaratra region, Antananarivo province, Madagascar.  3 x 4 cm  33g.  $50.00.   A 1 cm crystal
JC8971.  Another view.  
JC8971.  Another view.  
JC8972.    Rhodizite, rubellite.  Ampasogona pegmatite, Tetezantsio-Andoabatokely pegmatite field, Andrembesoa commune, Betafo district, Vakinankaratra region, Antananarivo province, Madagascar.  2.5 x 2.5 cm 19g.  $40.00.   Thumbnail.  A 12mm crystal with associated rubellite. 
JC8972.  Another view.  
JC8972.  Another view.
JC8973  Rhodizite, rubellite.  Ampasogona pegmatite, Tetezantsio-Andoabatokely pegmatite field, Andrembesoa commune, Betafo district, Vakinankaratra region, Antananarivo province, Madagascar.  3 x 3 cm  22g.  $45.00.   A 1 cm crystal.  
JC8973.  Another view. 
JC8973.  Another view.
JC8974.    Rhodizite.  Ampasogona pegmatite, Tetezantsio-Andoabatokely pegmatite field, Andrembesoa commune, Betafo district, Vakinankaratra region, Antananarivo province, Madagascar.  2 x 3.4 cm  19g.  $35.00   A 6mm crystal and two smaller crystals. 
JC8974.  Another view.  
JC8974.  Another view. 
JC9053.  Pyrite, sphalerite, quartz. Animon mine, Huaron mining district, Huayllay district, Pasco province, Pasco department, Peru.  5 x 8 cm   231g.  $35.00.   Nice mix of sulfides.  
JC9054.  Pyromorphite.  Beim Stollen mine, Grafenwohr, Upper Palatinate, Bavaria, Germany.   6 x 12 cm  126g.  $275.00   A few minor bruises, otherwise good piece.  
JC9054.  A closer view. 
JC9056.  Dioptase, wulfenite.  Tsumeb, Namibia.   5 x 7.5 cm  176g.  $85.00.   Sparkly and pretty.   ON HOLD
JC9057.  Mimetite, hemimorphite, willemite.  M'Fouati mine, M'Fouati district, Bouenza department, Dem. Rep. of the Congo.  7 x 10.5 cm  774g.  $350.00.    A rare and large combination from this district.  Mimetite is very rare from here, with glassy, sparkly, spherical aggregates of goldenrod-yellow crystals on all sides.  A rosette of glassy light blue hemimorphite blades at the top looks like a capping on a Christmas tree.  Small blades of hemimorphite are also scattered through the mimetite.  
JC9057.  Slightly different view. 
JC9057.  Closer view. 
JC9057.  Closer view.
JC9253.  Orpiment.  Getchell mine, Potosi district, Osgood mountains, Humboldt county, Nevada.  8 x 16 cm  >1000g.  $18.00   A solid piece of orpiment with minor realgar.   ON HOLD
JC9254Orpiment.  Getchell mine, Potosi district, Osgood mountains, Humboldt county, Nevada.  4.5 x 7 x 14 cm   >1000g.  $18.00   A solid piece of orpiment with minor realgar.    ON HOLD
JC9254.  Side view.  
JC9255.  Realgar, orpiment.  Getchell mine, Potosi district, Osgood mountains, Humboldt county, Nevada.   11 x 17 cm  936g.  $18.00  A fairly solid piece heavily impregnated with realgar and lesser orpiment.     ON HOLD
JC9255.  A closer view. 
JC9265.  Orpiment, realgar.  White Caps mine, Manhattan, Nye county, Nevada.  8 x 9.5cm.  546g.  $15.00.  A nearly solid mass of orpiment with a layer of realgar on one side.  Collected in 1997.     ON HOLD
JC9265.  Reverse.  

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