New Arrivals Page 3  

 

JC9327.  Azurite, malachite.  Khanong open pit, Sepon mine, Vilabouly district, Savannakhet province, Laos.  7 x 9.5 cm  520g.  $150.00.  Drusy crystals front and back.  Matrix is a breccia cemented together by azurite/malachite.  
JC9327.  Slightly different view. 
JC9327.  Back side. 
JC9328.   Andradite.  Kembele, Arrondissement Diakon, Cercle de Bafoulabe, Kayes region, Mali. 5 x 7.5 cm  154g.  $45.00  Almost black crystals.  Sold as "melanite", but on close inspection I think it is just very dark andradite.  
JC9328.  Another view.  
JC9329.  Azurite, malachite.   Milpillas mine, Cuitaca, Municipio de Cananea, Sonora, Mexico. 4.5 x 5 cm  81g.  $170.00.   Azurite replaced by malachite with a thin overcoating of azurite on the malachite.  Gives brilliant luster to crystals.   Back side is nice crystals with interstitial malachite amongst the azurite crystals.  
JC9329.  Another view.  The core of malachite on these is visible on the lower right, where the thin rim of azurite over the malachite pseudo azurite crystals shows plainly.   
JC9329.  Back side.  This might make a good display side also.  
JC9329.  Back side, another view. 
JC9330.    Azurite, malachite.  Khanong open pit, Sepon mine, Vilabouly district, Savannakhet province, Laos.  7.5 x 8.5 cm  266g.  $150.00.  A bit of damage on the right side as seen in the photos.   Brilliant dark blue azurite makes for a pretty specimen.  
JC9330.  Closer view. 
JC9330.  Another view showing where the damage is on the lower right in this photo.  
JC9331.   Azurite, malachite.  Khanong open pit, Sepon mine, Vilabouly district, Savannakhet province, Laos.  6 x 10.5 cm  227g.   $175.00.   Vug with brilliant dark blue crystals.  No damage to naked eye.  
JC9331.  A closer view. 
JC9331.  Another view. 
JC9335.   Cuprite.   Milpillas mine, Cuitaca, Municipio de Cananea, Sonora, Mexico.  6 x9 cm  219g.  $200.00.   A solid mass of sparkly, dark red cuprite crystals.  Brilliant luster, crystallized all around.   No matrix, all cuprite.    SOLD
JC9336.  Paratacamite.  Santa Catalina mine, Sierra Gorda, Chile.  5.5 x 13.5 cm   367g.  $75.00.   Micro crystalline crystals partially coating the front side.  Nice luster to them, with bright faces.  Crystals are 1mm and less for the most part.  
JC9336.  Close up of left side.
JC9336.  Close up of right side. 
JC9338.  Arsenopyrite, quartz.  Panasqueira mine, Covilha, Castelo Branco district, Portugal.  10 x11 cm  892g.  $150.00.   Three old collection labels on the back.  A flat plate of brilliant silvery crystals.  There are several broken crystals that appear to have broken in the pocket and partially rehealed and a few that appear to be chipped...they do not detract from the overall appearance.  The quartz crystal has a chip out of the back side of the termination.  
JC9338.  Vertical view. 
JC9338.   Another view. 
JC9338.   Another view.
JC9340.  Mimetite.  Santa Eulalia district, Mun. de Aquiles Serdan, Chihuahua, Mexico.   8 x 11 cm  620g.  $175.00. Botryoidal mimetite in cauliflower like aggregates.  All mimetite.   Sparkly in bright light/sunlight.   A few partial wulfenite blades are scattered through. 
JC9341.  Melanite, calcite.  Serpentine dome, San Benito county, California.  4 x 9 cm  110g.  $60.00.  Rarely, calcite will occur with the melanite garnet from San Benito.  This specimen from the Kay Robertson collection as two dull luster calcite crystals perched on somewhat larger than average melanite crystals.     SOLD
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.  
JC9343.    Arsenopyrite, ferberite, apatite.    Panasqueira mine, Covilha, Castelo Branco district, Portugal.  11 x 14 cm  >1000g.   $200.00.  Large, bright, silvery arsenopyrite crystals with small apatite crystals scattered across the back, and one on the front that has been partially? replaced by ?  The matrix appears to be nearly solid sphalerite.  A partial ferberite crystal is present on the front next to the apatite crystal.   Small muscovite crystals partially coat the sphalerite.  Back side appears to be a thin coating of siderite over apatite crystals and the sphalerite matrix.   The larger arsenopyrite crystals measure about 4 cm in size.  
JC9343.  Another view. 
JC9343.  Another view. 
JC9343.  Another view. 
JC9343.  Another view showing several white apatite crystals.   
JC9344.  Mimetite.  Santa Eulalia district, Mun. de Aquiles Serdan, Chihuahua, Mexico.   3.5 x 4 cm  55g.  $25.00.   Nice little group of bright yellow, botryoidal mimetite; reminiscent of the recent finds from the Ojuela mine.  This one is definitely from Santa Eulalia.  ON HOLD
JC9345.  Silver.  Bouismas mine, Bouismas, Bou Azzer district, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate province, Draa-Tafilalet region, Morocco.  9 x 10 cm  306g.  $325.00.  Delicate, filigree like micro-crystalline silver has been etched out of calcite and partially coats the front of the specimen and a bit of the sides.       ON HOLD
JC9345.  A closer view. 
JC9345.  A closer view. 
JC9346.  Clinozoisite.  San Cristobal hill, Canete, Lima department, Peru.   6 x 8.5 cm  309g.  $50.00.   Crystals are from 2.5 cm and smaller.   There seems to be a little bit of confusion as to the exact locality for these.  A different dealer had these as from the recent find of epidote from Canete...said they were very close to the epidote find.  Nice size clinozoisite for Peru.  Crystals are a beige with hints of green and gray.   A recent find, new to me, however they were present at the Munich show this past fall of 2017.  
JC9347.   Clinozoisite.  San Cristobal hill, Canete, Lima department, Peru.   A 3.2 cm tall crystal.   $15.00.   There seems to be a little bit of confusion as to the exact locality for these.  A different dealer had these as from the recent find of epidote from Canete...said they were very close to the epidote find.  Nice size clinozoisite for Peru.  Crystals are a beige with hints of green and gray.   A recent find, new to me, however they were present at the Munich show this past fall of 2017.  
JC9347.  Another view.  
JC9347.  Another view.  
JC9348 Clinozoisite.  San Cristobal hill, Canete, Lima department, Peru.   A 4 cm tall crystal.   $18.00.   There seems to be a little bit of confusion as to the exact locality for these.  A different dealer had these as from the recent find of epidote from Canete...said they were very close to the epidote find.  Nice size clinozoisite for Peru.  Crystals are a beige with hints of green and gray.   A recent find, new to me, however they were present at the Munich show this past fall of 2017.  
JC9348.  Another view. 
JC9348.  Another view. 
JC9349.  Epidote.  Coayllo, Mala district, Canete province, Lima departmet, Peru.   4.5 x 5 cm  108g.  $50.00.   A really nice miniature from this fairly new find.  I looked through the few dealers that had these, and this was the best miniature I found.  Pieces from here were up to about 50 pounds or more in weight...big pieces.   The crystals are a bit darker than the photo would indicate.  No damage to the naked eye.  Crystals are very smooth without blemish, the camera has overly emphasized the tiny green sparkles on the termination and prism faces.   Good specimen.  ON HOLD
JC9349.  Another view.  
JC9349.  Another view.  
JC9349.  Another view.  
JC9350.   Epidote.  Coayllo, Mala district, Canete province, Lima departmet, Peru.  5.5 x 6 cm  210g.  $75.00.   A group of sharp crystals.  Terminations are a little dull...sort of satiny, while the prism faces are bright and lustrous.   No damage to the naked eye except for crystals on the very edges of the piece.  Crystals are a bit darker than the photo would indicate.  
JC9350.  Another view. 
JC9350.  Another view.
JC9351.    Epidote.  Coayllo, Mala district, Canete province, Lima departmet, Peru.  5 x 12 cm  377g.  $75.00  I picked this group as it is different from the majority of pieces I looked at from this find.   Terminations are nice and bright on this piece, with shorter crystals overall, good luster. The crystals are sort of fan shaped, expanding and widening towards the terminations, which are multiple terminations rather than the more typical terminations seen in JC9350 and JC9349.  Some damage to the left front where a crystal has broken off, visible in this photo.   Better in person.  
JC9351.  Another view.  
JC9351.  Another view.
JC9352.    Epidote.  Coayllo, Mala district, Canete province, Lima departmet, Peru. 95 x 11.5 cm   908g.  $125.00.   Nice vug filled with dark green crystals.   Terminations are a bit brighter on this piece, approaching glassy.   A few larger crystals are present on the top, approaching the backside, and not visible in the photos.  
JC9352.  Another view.  
JC9352.  A closer view.  
JC9352.  Another view.  
JC9352.  Another view.  
JC9353.    Pyrite.  Huanzala, Huallanca district, Dos de Mayo province, Huanuco department, Peru.  7 x 10.5 cm  654g.  $45.00.   Two dinged crystals present, the more obvious one is the large crystal, upper right, on the lower right corner, is a small chip.  Nice bright crystals from the recent find (2017?).  Sits and displays well.   There were pyrite specimens from this find well distributed through the dealers at Tucson 2018.  Very high prices for pyrite, and most have some damage.  
JC9354.  Calcite (cobaltoan), malachite.  Kolwezi, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire).   8 x 11.5 cm  358g.  $75.00.   Nice piece with bright pink/magenta crystals.  A little bit of interstitial malachite is present on the left side. 
JC9354.  Another view.  
JC9355.    Azurite, malachite.  Liufengshan mine, Chichi county, Chizhou prefecture, Anhui province, China.   7 x 8 cm  315.  $100.00.   Vug of somewhat larger than average drusy crystals.  Quite a lot of Chinese azurite from this location at Tucson 2018.  Literally tons of specimens, 99% of poor quality.  This is one of a couple I thought were a bit better than average.   
JC9355.    Another view.  
JC9356.  Adamite.  Ojuela mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico.   6 x 8.5 cm.  138g.  $50.00.    Yellow green crystals coating hematitic matrix.  Very little adamite of any quality was available at Tucson 2018.   This was the only one I found I thought good enough to put on the site.  
JC9357.  Amethyst.  Piedra Parada, Municipio De Tatatila, Veracruz, Mexico. 6.5 x 9 cm  101g.  $350.00.   Nice, undamaged group of moderately dark amethyst crystals.  There were a lot of amethyst specimens scattered around the dealers at Tucson 2018.  Prices are generally very high, the darker the color, the higher the price.    ON HOLD
JC9357.  Another view. 
JC9357.  Another view. 
JC9357.  Another view. 
JC9357.  Another view. 
JC9357.  Another view. 
JC9358.  Azurite, malachite.  Liufengshan mine, Chichi county, Chizhou prefecture, Anhui province, China.   7 x 9.5 cm  315g.  $90.00.   Vug of somewhat larger than average, mostly bladed, drusy crystals.  Quite a lot of Chinese azurite from this location at Tucson 2018.  Literally tons of specimens, 99% of poor quality.  This is one of a couple I thought were a bit better than average.   Nice blue color, although the crystals are satiny in luster rather than glassy as in the other specimen above.   
JC9358.  Another view. 
JC9359.  Azurite.  Milpillas mine, Cuitaca, Municipio de Cananea, Sonora, Mexico.  4.5 x 6 cm  114g.  $300.00.  Group of brilliant, bladed crystals.       ON HOLD
JC9359.  Another view.  
JC9359.  Another view.
JC9360.  Conichalcite, calcite.  Ojuela mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico.  8.5 x 10 cm  276g.  $80.00.   Plate of nice green crystals.  Very little conichalcite was seen at Tucson 2018.  This one caught my eye as being quite a bit better than average.   Back side is coated with small calcite crystals.   
JC9360.  A closer view. 

Page:  1 2 3 4