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JC8800.  Adamite (cuprian).  Kamariza mines, Agios Konstantinor, Lavrioun district, Attiki prefecture, Greece.  4 x 7 cm  46g.  $125.00.  This was billed by the dealer as adamite pseudo smithsonite, but I don't really see that this is the case when I looked the specimen over.  
JC8800.  Slightly different angle.  
JC8801.   Pyrite, sphalerite, quartz.  Leadville, Lake county, Colorado.  9 x 13 cm  >1000g  $200.00.   Large striated cubes with small blackish sphalerite crystals.  Small white quartz crystals on the back.  One cube damaged on the upper edge.  Ex Hauck collection.  I am guessing that this is from the Ibex mine which produced pyrite very similar to these, unfortunately the exact mine is not listed on the label.  This is quite an old timer, especially uncommon in this size.   Great combination specimen from the venerable Leadville district mines.   You just don't see these anymore on the market.
JC8801.  The reddish spots are light reflecting on the reddish interior of the sphalerite crystals. 
JC8801.  Slightly different angle. 
JC8802.  Quartz.  Petersen mountain, Washoe county, Nevada.   7 x 10 cm  309g.  $25.00.   Group of black crystals, two are broken. 
JC8802.  Another view.
JC8802.  Another view.
JC8803.  Pyrite.  Noche Buena mine, Noche Buena, Municipio de Mazapil, Zacatecas, Mexico.   9 x 13 cm  586g.  $45.00.   Brilliant small pyritohedrons make up the entire specimen.  Very sparkly.  Collected in the 1960's.  From my personal collection.  
JC8803.  Back side. 
JC8804.  Azurite, malachite.  Khanong open pit, Sepon mine, Vilabouly district, Savannakhet province, Laos.  5 x 10 cm  304g.  $175.00.   Brilliant blue, sparkly, azurite crystals in an angled vug.       ON HOLD
JC8804.  Another view. 
JC8804.  Another view.
JC8804.  Another view.
JC8806.  Copper, cuprite.  Rio Tinto (Mountain City Copper) mine, Mountain City district, Elko county, Nevada.  2 x 4 cm  11g.  $30.00.   Nice copper mostly crystallized laced in and around massive quartz breccia chips, much of the copper has a reddish color due to partial coating/replacement of cuprite.   ON HOLD
JC8806.  Another view. 
JC8806.  Another view. 
JC8807.  Wulfenite.  Mobile mine, Goodsprings district, Clark county, Nevada.  2.7 x 3 cm  13g.  $40.00.  A very nice small miniature composed entirely of wulfenite from a relatively recent and small find at this old mine in the Goodsprings district.      ON HOLD
JC8807.  Another view, back side.
JC8808.  Adamite.  Ojuela mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico.   4.5 x 6 cm  117g.  $35.00.   Group of very pale greenish crystals on a dark matrix.  Nice and bright.      ON HOLD
JC8809.  Azurite, malachite.  Milpillas mine, Sonora, Mexico?.  3.5 x 6.5 cm  98g.  $60.00.   Although the label that came with this from the dealer says Milpillas mine, it looks suspiciously like a nice azurite from the Liufengshan mine in China...possibly mislabeled?   
JC8809.  Another view.  
JC8810.  Fluorite.  Victory mine (Addison shaft), Cave-in-Rock sub-district, Hardin county, Illinois.  5 x 6.5 cm  137g.  $25.00.   Yellow cored crystals with outer layer of purple.  
JC8810.  Another view.  
JC8810.  Another view. 
JC8811.   Barite, quartz.  Murray mine, Independence Mountains district, Elko county, Nevada.  5 x 6 cm  129g.  $18.00.   Cubic looking barite crystals coated with sparkly drusy quartz .  One time find of these from the mine.  The crack on the face is a shrinkage crack that does not extend into the matrix.  
JC8812.   Barite, quartz, stibnite.  Murray mine, Independence Mountains district, Elko county, Nevada.  5 x 5 cm  53g.  $15.00.   Cubic looking barite crystals on the top and back, coated by sparkly drusy quartz, and some interspersed stibnite crystals.   ON HOLD
JC8812.  View of the back/top.  
JC8813.   Stibnite, barite, quartz.  Murray mine, Independence Mountains district, Elko county, Nevada.  3.5 x5.5 cm  120g.   $12.00.   Bright stibnite crystals in a small vug with barite, as well as more massive non-terminated crystals.  
JC8814.    Barite, quartz, stibnite.  Murray mine, Independence Mountains district, Elko county, Nevada.  2.5 x 3 cm  29g.  $12.00.  Cute thumbnail, with a barite crystal (pierced by stibnite?) and a layer of sparkly drusy quartz on top.  
JC8814.  Another view. 
JC8815.  Stibnite, quartz.  Murray mine, Independence Mountains district, Elko county, Nevada.  3.5 x 4 cm  42g.  $10.00.   Massive stibnite coating rock and quartz matrix.  
JC8815.  Another view. 
JC8815.  Another view. 
JC8816.  Quartz.  Hot Springs blowout, nr. Adam peak, east side Osgood mountains, Potosi district, Humboldt county, Nevada.   5 x 7 cm  160g.  $18.00.   These quartz crystals come from an old, and long since dormant hot spring occurrence on the east side of Adam peak.  Originally it was open to the air, and specimens could be collected from down in the throat of the dried up spring.  Many crystals were sand blasted on one side, where sand laden water surged against the crystals and literally rounded them off over time.   The occurrence is now filled in and any remaining crystals are deeply buried.   These are a few examples of specimens from this rather unique occurrence.   Collected about 20 years ago.  
JC8817.    Quartz.  Hot Springs blowout, nr. Adam peak, east side Osgood mountains, Potosi district, Humboldt county, Nevada.   6 x 6 cm  23g.  $40.00.   A light smoky, doubly terminated crystal.   These quartz crystals come from an old, and long since dormant/extinct hot spring occurrence on the east side of Adam peak.  Originally it was open to the air, and specimens could be collected from down in the throat of the dried up spring.  Many crystals were sand blasted on one side, where sand laden water surged against the crystals and literally rounded them off over time.   The occurrence is now filled in and any remaining crystals are deeply buried.   These are a few examples of specimens from this rather unique occurrence.   Collected about 20 years ago.      ON HOLD
JC8818.    Quartz.  Hot Springs blowout, nr. Adam peak, east side Osgood mountains, Potosi district, Humboldt county, Nevada.   3 x 5 cm  55g.  $30.00   A floater group of doubly terminated crystals, milky to pale smoky.   These quartz crystals come from an old, and long since dormant hot spring occurrence on the east side of Adam peak.  Originally it was open to the air, and specimens could be collected from down in the throat of the dried up spring.  Many crystals were sand blasted on one side, where sand laden water surged against the crystals and literally rounded them off over time.   The occurrence is now filled in and any remaining crystals are deeply buried.   These are a few examples of specimens from this rather unique occurrence.   Collected about 20 years ago.  
JC8818.   Another view.  
JC8818.   Another view.  
JC8819.    Quartz.  Hot Springs blowout, nr. Adam peak, east side Osgood mountains, Potosi district, Humboldt county, Nevada.   5 x 6 cm  91g with stand.  $30.00.   A doubly terminated crystal, a little crude in shape.  These quartz crystals come from an old, and long since dormant hot spring occurrence on the east side of Adam peak.  Originally it was open to the air, and specimens could be collected from down in the throat of the dried up spring.  Many crystals were sand blasted on one side, where sand laden water surged against the crystals and literally rounded them off over time.   The occurrence is now filled in and any remaining crystals are deeply buried.   These are a few examples of specimens from this rather unique occurrence.   Collected about 20 years ago.  
JC8819.  Another view.  
JC8820.    Quartz.  Hot Springs blowout, nr. Adam peak, east side Osgood mountains, Potosi district, Humboldt county, Nevada.   4 x 5 cm  37g.  $20.00.   Nice clean little group of crystals, one doubly terminated.   These quartz crystals come from an old, and long since dormant hot spring occurrence on the east side of Adam peak.  Originally it was open to the air, and specimens could be collected from down in the throat of the dried up spring.  Many crystals were sand blasted on one side, where sand laden water surged against the crystals and literally rounded them off over time.   The occurrence is now filled in and any remaining crystals are deeply buried.   These are a few examples of specimens from this rather unique occurrence.   Collected about 20 years ago.         ON HOLD
JC8820.  Another view. 
JC8821.    Quartz.  Hot Springs blowout, nr. Adam peak, east side Osgood mountains, Potosi district, Humboldt county, Nevada.   5 x 8.5 cm  146g.  $25.00.   A doubly terminated crystal, 4 cm crystal with smaller crystals encrusting the granite matrix.   These quartz crystals come from an old, and long since dormant hot spring occurrence on the east side of Adam peak.  Originally it was open to the air, and specimens could be collected from down in the throat of the dried up spring.  Many crystals were sand blasted on one side, where sand laden water surged against the crystals and literally rounded them off over time.   The occurrence is now filled in and any remaining crystals are deeply buried.   These are a few examples of specimens from this rather unique occurrence.   Collected about 20 years ago.      ON HOLD
JC8821.  Another view.  
JC8822.    Quartz.  Hot Springs blowout, nr. Adam peak, east side Osgood mountains, Potosi district, Humboldt county, Nevada.    5 x 7.5 cm single crystal.  220g.  $20.00.     These quartz crystals come from an old, and long since dormant hot spring occurrence on the east side of Adam peak.  Originally it was open to the air, and specimens could be collected from down in the throat of the dried up spring.  Many crystals were sand blasted on one side, where sand laden water surged against the crystals and literally rounded them off over time.   The occurrence is now filled in and any remaining crystals are deeply buried.   These are a few examples of specimens from this rather unique occurrence.   Collected about 20 years ago.  
JC8822.  Another view. 
JC8822.  Another view.  
JC8822.  Another view.  
JC8823.    Quartz.  Hot Springs blowout, nr. Adam peak, east side Osgood mountains, Potosi district, Humboldt county, Nevada.   4.5 x 5.5 cm   111g.  $15.00.   Single crystal.    These quartz crystals come from an old, and long since dormant hot spring occurrence on the east side of Adam peak.  Originally it was open to the air, and specimens could be collected from down in the throat of the dried up spring.  Many crystals were sand blasted on one side, where sand laden water surged against the crystals and literally rounded them off over time.   The occurrence is now filled in and any remaining crystals are deeply buried.   These are a few examples of specimens from this rather unique occurrence.   Collected about 20 years ago.         ON HOLD
JC8823.  Another view. 
JC8824.  Fluorite.  Jingbian Cu-Au deposit, Zongyang county, Anging prefecture, Anhui province, China.  4.5 x 8 cm  149g.  $50.00.  Colorless fluorite crystals over a mixed sulfide matrix.   
JC8824.  Another view. 
JC8824.  Another view. 
JC8825.   Fluorite.  Victory mine (Addison shaft), Cave-in-Rock sub-district, Hardin county, Illinois. 6 x 6.5 cm  206g.  $50.00.   Yellow cored crystals with outer layer of dark purple.  
JC8825.  Another view.  
JC8825.  Another view.  
JC8826.  Fluorite.  Victory mine (Addison shaft), Cave-in-Rock sub-district, Hardin county, Illinois. 4.5 x 6 cm  285g.  $45.00.   Dark purple cubes with satiny luster.  
JC8826.  Another view.  
JC8826.  Another 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.  
JC8828.  Stibnite.  San Martin mine, San Martin-Sabinas district, San Martin, Municipio de Sombrerete, Zacatecas, Mexico.   5.5 x 7.5 cm  107g.  $75.00.   Bundles of acicular crystals scattered all over the matrix.   Some cute stibnite clusters on the backside inside rounded vug like holes in the matrix.    Much better than average stibnite specimen from this now closed mine.     ON HOLD
JC8828.  Another view.  
JC8828.  Back side.  
JC8829.  Smithsonite (cobaltoan).  Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Namibia.  4.5 x 8cm  158g.  $125.00.   Pink, somewhat flattened rhombohedral to discoidal crystals scattered through a grayish matrix.   
JC8829.   Another view.   
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. 
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.  
JC8831.  Pyrite, sphalerite, galena, quartz.  Black Cloud mine, Leadville unit, Iowa gulch, Leadville, Leadville district, Lake county, Colorado.   7 x 12 cm  702g.  $100.00.  Nice cabinet specimen representative of specimens from this mine.  Bright pyritohedrons of pyrite, with dull gray galena, on bright sparkly black sphalerite, and quartz crystals scattered throughout.  Not often seen for sale in this size these days.  Mine has been on stand by for several years now.  
JC8831.   Another view.   
JC8832.  Marcasite.   Tri-state district, Kansas-Missouri-Oklahoma.  8 x 10 cm  606g.  $75.00.   A nice group of crystals, a bit more silvery than the photo would indicate.  Probably collected in the 1960's, and surprisingly hasn't fallen apart.   Most of these specimens have long since fallen victim to pyrite disease.   There is some damage here and there, but still...these just don't exist anymore for the most part.   
JC8832.  Another, more vertical view.  
JC8832.  Another, more vertical view. 
JC8833.  Pearceite, chalcopyrite, stromeyerite, stellarite.   Sarbaiskoe deposit, Rudny, Kostanay province, Kazakhstan.   7 x 9 cm  350g. $150.00.   A rare mix of minerals, with stellarite coating most of the front of the specimen, pearceite crystals peeking out of the stellarite, and both pearceite and stromeyerite scattered across the top of the specimen.  Very rare mix of silver minerals.  
JC8833.  View of the backside. 
JC8833.   Close up view.  The stromeyerite crystals are the somewhat rust colored hair like crystals.  
JC8833.  Pearceite crystals mixed in with the stellarite.  Not the sharpest photo.   
JC8834.  Sphalerite.   Elmwood mine, Carthage, Central Tennessee district, Smith county, Tennessee.   9.5 x 9.5 cm  590g.  $100.00.  This is a well crystallized, sharp, lustrous, reddish brown, hand sized,  sphalerite cluster. This piece resembles a mountain-scape, and it is more three dimensional than the photos indicate.  Very minor bruising on a couple of the sphalerite tips.   Reddish color is internal reflections of the sphalerite crystals. 
JC8834.  Another view.  
JC8835.  Copper, cuprite, gypsum.  Chino mine (Santa Rita mine), Santa Rita, Santa Rita district, Grant county, New Mexico.  6 x 10 cm  169g.  $300.00.   A fine group of copper crystals with some coating/replacement by cuprite giving it the reddish color.  Small, colorless to white gypsum in acicular crystals are scattered here and there.  Not easy to find quality specimens like this now for under a $1,000 or so.    Probably collected 20 or more years ago.        ON HOLD
JC8835.   Back side.  
JC9115.  Arsenopyrite.  Yaogangxian mine, Yaogangxian W-Sn ore field, Yizhang county, Chenzhou prefecture, Hunan province, China.   6 x 7 x 11 cm tall.  >1000g.  $260.00.    A sharply crystallized and fine, 3 dimensional cabinet specimen of nearly solid, lustrous, brilliant silvery gray arsenopyrite crystal.  The complex, stepped-growth face of the crystal reaches a huge 7.3 cm on this specimen, with the overall size of the complex crystal right on 11 cm tall.  Overall, the arsenopyrite is in very good condition.  There is some contact, with embedded matrix, not all that noticeable.  This is a significant arsenopyrite and it displays quite well, from three different sides.  The 1st three photos show the front side, with the typical flattened looking termination on the top.  There is some tiny, crystallized mica crystals on the central area of the face in this photo.  There is also some mica (muscovite?) on the top, back side in this photo.   Ex. Sanabria collection.  Better in person.   SOLD

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