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CJC36 Duftite (?) in Quartz
Mindouli Area, Pool Dept., Republic of Congo
10.2x 4.8x 4.0 cm
$110

While most of the included green quartz from this area is colored by dioptase, this piece has a somewhat yellower hue.  I suspect the inclusion is duftite, but I could be mistaken.  These are somewhat rarer than the blue or green examples colored by plancheite or dioptase (respectively) that look almost identical,  except for the color.  Sawn on the back/sides







CJC35 Kotttigite
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
6.6x 4.8x 3.0 cm
$98

A very rich example of this very rare hydrated zinc arsenate, from the Ojuela Mine. The crystals are small, but there are quite a few of them-- all in all, it's a very decent reference piece.  Seriously, how many other websites will post a kottigite like this for under 100$?







CJC34 Malachite with Cerussite
Boko Songho-Mfouati Area, Bouenza Dept., Republic of Congo
6.8x 4.8x 3.6 cm
$54

A nice example of lightly reticulated malachite on a layer of malachite, from recent finds in the   Book Songo area.







CJC33 Malachite
Boko Songho-Mfouati Area, Bouenza Dept., Republic of Congo
10.6x 8.1x 5.5 cm
$68

A very unusual specimen of malachite from the Republic of Congo.  This one is a very soft sedimentary matrix containing a layer of velvety malachite in a vug. The intereting part however, are the elongated, floss-like malachite crystals contained within.  It reminds me a bit of the classic Austrian pieces from Maukenotz, in the Tyrol region, though less curly. 







CJC32 Cerussite
Mfouati Area, Bouenza Dept., Republic of Congo
2.6x 1.6x 2.2 cm
$44

A great example of cerussite from the Republic of Congo, featuring a very sharp, jagged crystal perched on a bit of matrix. 







CJC31 Kotttigite
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
3.0x 2.0x 1.9 cm
$88

A great thumbnail sized example of this very rare hydrated zinc arsenate from Mina Ojuela. This one has two lightly bluish green sprays on a limonite matrix-- very hard to obtain material! 







CJC30 Cerussite
Mfouati Area, Bouenza Dept., Republic of Congo
3.5x 3.5x 1.6 cm
$48

A nice example of lightly smoky cerussite from recents finds at the Mfouati Mine.  This mine has produced very little since the 60's-70's, when it was worked by French and Soviet enterprises. 







CJC29 Wulfenite
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
7.5x 4.1x 4.2 cm
$48

A nice example of "sandwich" wulfenites from a find made earlier in the summer of 2020. 







CJC28 Dioptase
Mindouli Area, Pool Dept., Republic of Congo
5.8x 2.7x 1.7 cm
$72

A very beautiful example of rich green dioptase, from recent finds near Mindouli. 







CJC27 Cerussite
Mfouati Area, Bouenza Dept., Republic of Congo
5.0x 3.6x4.5 cm
$78

A good reference example of reticulated cerussite from Mfouati.  The retuculated cerussites from this locality tend to be a little more smokey and rounded, but the crystals reach rather impressive sizes. This admittedly lacks the sexiness of a Tsumeb or Nakhlak piece, but it it actually quite good for the locality! 









CJC26 Cerussite
Mfouati Area, Bouenza Dept., Republic of Congo
5.8x 3.7x 3.1 cm
$58

A very nice example of cerussite on a gossan matrix, surrounded by small mimetite crystals. A very good example from a locality that has produced very little since the 1960's-70, when it was worked by French and Soviet companies. 







CJC25 Cerussite
Mfouati Area, Bouenza Dept., Republic of Congo
2.8x 1.8x 1.8 cm
$56

A very beautiful thumbnail sized example of cerussite on matrix, hosting a very gemmy, bright crystal.







CJC24 Dioptase
Mindouli Area, Pool Dept., Republic of Congo
6.2x 4.0 x 2.0 cm
$48

A nice example of dioptase, with two super bright, gemmy green crystals on a dark matrix.  Between the vibrant color of the dioptase, and the color of the matrix, this almost looks like a Colombian emerald specimen. 







CJC23 Kotttigite
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
7.8x 6.3x 1.9 cm
$58

A reference sample of this very rare hydrated zinc arsenate from Ojuela.  This piece has two flattened clusters on limonite matrix. Sawn back. 







CJC01 Hemimorphite
79 Mine, Chilito, Dripping Spring Mountains , Gila Co., Arizona, USA
8.4x 5.0x 3.4 cm
$68

A very nice example of hemimorphite from recent finds at the 79 Mine. 







CJC02 Chrysocolla on Quartz
Tentadora Mine, Julcani District, Angaraes Province, Huancavelica, Peru
9.5x 4.5x 3.1 cm
$88

A nice example of chrysocolla on quartz, from recent finds at the Tentadora Mine. Just about at cost. 







CJC03 Vanadinite
San Carlos (Apex) Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico
7.1x 5.4x 3.6 cm
$66

A rich example of vanadinite from recent finds at a mine about 15 miles south of the US/Mexico border. 







CJC04 Dioptase with Mimetite
Ntola Mine, Mindouli, Pool Dept., Republic of Congo
9.3x 6.8x 3.4 cm
$115

A nice example of dioptase with yellow mimetite, from finds made last year at Ntola. Priced at $180 in my show stock. 







CJC05 Pyromorphite on Malachite
Boko Songho-Mfouati Area, Bouenza Dept., Republic of Congo
10.0x 6.4x 3.0 cm

A reference sample of pyromorphite with malachite, from recent finds around Mfouati.  A little reminiscent of the older material from Rum Jungle, Australia. Sawn on the back/ sides.







CJC06 Hemimorphite
79 Mine, Chilito, Dripping Spring Mountains , Gila Co., Arizona, USA
4.7x 4.5x 3.5 cm
$48

A nice example of hemimorphite from recent discoveries at the 79 Mine.  This one has nice botryoidal blue orbs in a vug. 







CJC07 Brucite
Killa Saifullah District., Baluchustan, Pakistan
5.2x 2.8x 1.8 cm
$78

A very nice example of saturated yellow brucite on matrix. You don't see many of these on matrix, particularly not with the main cluster no nicely positioned.  Really really good for the price. 







CJC08 Shattuckite with Quartz
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
7.8x 2.6x 2.3 cm

A nice example of rather flat quartz crystals that have grown over shattuckite, from recent finds at the Milpillas Mine. Sawn on the back. 







CJC09 Calcite with Vanadinite
San Carlos (Apex) Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico
5.5x 3.5x 3.0 cm
$48

A rich example of lustrous calcite and vanadinite crystals, from recent finds at a mine located approximately 15 miles south of the US border. 







CJC10 Arsendescloizite
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
12.0x 7.2x 2.2 cm
$88

One of the interesting finds out of Ojuela in recent months have been these very rich specimens of arsendescloizite, a rare lead, zinc bearing arsenate.  While it was discovered at Tsumeb, the best specimens arguably came from Ojuela in the late 1980's.  It was a small find however, and today (if you can find one) those pieces command prices in the thousands of dollars.  There have been next to none recovered since then. These do not quite have the same saturated green color, but are exceptionally rich examples o the species nonetheless.

This one consists of a limonite matrix thoroughly coated in botryoidal arsendescloizite. 







CJC11 Calcite
Chihuahua, Mexico
10.6x 8.2x 4.1 cm
$64

A cabinet sized calcite specimen with an interesting, light green color cause by inclusions of another mineral-- you can see little bits of something (perhaps aurichalcite?) in the matrix, but. its color differs slightly from that of the calcite. I am not sure exactly where in Chihuahua it is from. 







CJC12 Scolecite
Dray Sap Xa, Krong Ana District, Dak Lak Prov., Vietnam.
9.0x 5.6x 5.5 cm
$82

A nice example of an aciciular cluster of scolecite crystals safely sheltered inside a vug. At first glance this would be easy to mistake from an Indian piece, but it comes from an exiting new locality in Vietnam.  A lot of these were going to china for use as decorator items, with he basalt matrixes carved into all sorts of decorative shapes... but I managed to find a few that were better suited to being specimens. Normally you just see rubies, spinel, and aquamarine form there....







CJC13 Hemimorphite
Mfouati Area, Bouenza Dept., Republic of Congo
4.7x4.4x 2.0 cm
$44

A nice example of very light blue hemimorphite from Mfouati. There are a number of quarries and mines int he area, these crystalline examples come from a different  (though close by) location than the botryoidal pieces. 







CJC14 Austinite
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
8.3x 5.3x 2.7 cm
$88

A rich and decently sized example of yellow austinite from finds made last summer at the Ojuela Mine. Although it resembles the much more common adamite,  austinite incorporates calcium in the chemical composition, and has always been rare at the mine. 







CJC15 Hemimorphite n Smithsonite
79 Mine, Chilito, Dripping Spring Mountains , Gila Co., Arizona, USA
8.0x 4.x 4.6 cm
$78

A nice combination of light blue smithsonite on dark olive smithsonite, perhaps he most famous combination to come from this mine.  A nice reference of this combination, and particularly like the wavy/ petal-like habit of the hemimorphite. 







CJC16 Vanadinite with Calcite
San Carlos (Apex) Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico
7.4x 6.4x 4.3 cm
$68

A rich example of calcite and vanadinite crystals, from recent finds at a mine located approximately 15 miles south of the US border. 







CJC17 Scorodite
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
4.3x 2.0x 3.2 cm
$62

A nice reference sample of one of the most sought after minerals from Ojuela. This one doesn't have the big blue crystals that collectors lust after, but it is a very very rare example of this material. For a short period in 2019, the miners were working in area were examples were once again being found, after at least a decade of nothing. There is a slight color shift observable in strong, direct sunlight.... but again, the crystals are dark.







CJC18 Kermesite
Caiwa Mine, Danfeng Co., Shaanxi, China
3.7x 0.7x 0.3 cm
$58

A nice thumbnail sized example of kermesite from the major find 2004 find in China's Shaanxi Province. In Chinese, the characters for kermesite translate to "red antimony ore," on lesser specimens where the crystals are tiny and diffuse more light, this red color is easier to see-- in fact you are most likely to see this mineral offered as a reddish looking smear on matrix, usually from somewhere in Eastern Europe. 







CJC19 Hemimorphite
79 Mine, Chilito, Dripping Spring Mountains , Gila Co., Arizona, USA
7.4x 4.7x 2.9 cm
$68

A nice example of hemimorphite from what is probably the best known US locality for the species.  







CJC20 Calcite with Vanadinite
San Carlos (Apex) Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico
4.9x 4,8x 2,0 cm
$46

A very nice example of lustrous calcite overgrowing a matrix covered with small, bright orange vanadinite crystals. 







CJC21 Vanadinite
San Carlos (Apex) Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico
6.1x 4.6x 2.5 cm
$58

A rich example of vanadinite from recent finds at a mine about 15 miles south of the US/Mexico border. 







CJC24 Hemimorphite
Mfouati Area, Bouenza Dept., Republic of Congo
9.5x 4.2x 2.9 cm
$68

A nice example of blue hemimorphite from recent finds in the Mfouati area.  If I had not gone there and purchased this myself, I would probably guess it was one of the more typical Chinese samples!







CJC23 Dioptase, Quartz, Planchite
Mindouli Area, Pool Dept., Republic of Congo
8.2x 7.0x 4.1 cm

A nice example of very clear quartz crystals, with pots of included dioptase and planchite, and also a cluster of non-included dioptase crystals









CJC22 Vanadinite in Calcite
San Carlos (Apex) Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico
2.8x 2.4x 2.3 cm
$38

A nice little miniature, consisting of calcite rhombs with vanadinite inclusions. From recent finds at a mine about 15 miles south of the US border. 







CPC01 Wulfenite
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
15.3x 6.0x 4.1 cm

A nice cabinet sized example of "sandwich wulfenites" from a recently discovered pocket. There is some damage toward the center-- it could probably be trimmed into two pieces to minimize this (or remove it entirely) but I am listing it as is. 







CPC02 Scolecite
Dray Sap Xa, Krong Ana District, Dak Lak Prov., Vietnam.
7.8x 7.2x 5.7 cm

A nice example of a Vietnamese zeolite, from recent finds in Dak Lak Prov.  You see a lot of rubies, spinel, and aquamarine from Vietnam, but never too much else.  Interesting locality of the species. 







CPC03 Quartz on Dioptase
Mindouli Area, Pool Dept., Republic of Congo
8.0x 5.0x 3.0 cm
$88

An interesting specimen of smoky (?) quartz on massive green dioptase.  Although there are no  dioptase crystals, the unusual dioptase matrix makes for a very interesting color contrast with the darker quartz 







CPC04 Quartz with Hematite
Dongwu Qi, Inner Mongolia A.R., China
10.1x 1.9x 1.9 cm
$62

A nice example of a terminated quartz crystal hosting small metallic crystals of hematite, with a general reddish hue caused by iron oxide. 







CPC05 Plumbogummite ps. Pyromorphite
Daoping-Yangshuo Orebody, Guilin Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang A.R., China
8.8x 4.0x 5.1 cm
$86

A nice example of light green pyromorphite pseudomorphing into blue pyromorphite, with all the crystals in a seam/vug that runs the length of the limonite matrix. 









CPC06 Pyromorphite
Daoping-Yangshuo Orebody, Guilin Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang A.R., China
3.3x 2.7x 1.6 cm
$58

A very deep green example of pyromorphite from th Daoping-Yangshuo orebody.  It isn't too big, but the color is really good-- it doesn't have the strong yellow hues that Chinese pyromorphite usually have-- this is closer to the good, 1980's Lafarge green. 







CPC07 Pyromorphite
Mfouati Area, Bouenza Dept., Republic of Congo
8.5x 5.8x 4.0 cm
$82

A nice example of yellowish, barrel-like crystals of pyromorphite on matrix, from Congo. I saw some if this material available years ago that probably dated to the 1970's, and encountered a few more (fresher) examples of this material on my recent trip.  Interesting locality for the species, there are not too many documented African pyromorphite localities. 







CPC08 Fluorite
Xiayang Mine, Fujian Prov., China
9.7x 7.3x 2.2 cm
$72

A nice example of light green, dodecahedral fluorite sharing a matrix with numerous small quartz crystals.  There are fluorite crystals on both the front and back. 







CPC09 Dioptase
Mindouli Area, Pool Dept., Republic of Congo
3.2x 2.0x 1.7 cm
$48

A nice thumbnail sized specimen of bright green dioptase, from recent finds int he Republic of Congo. 







CPC10 Cerussite
Mfouati Area, Bouenza Dept., Republic of Congo
3.0x 1.5x 1.4 cm
$42

A nice thumbnail sized specimen of gemmy cerussite from recent finds int he Mfouati Area. 







CPC11 Scolecite
Dray Sap Xa, Krong Ana District, Dak Lak Prov., Vietnam.
7.4x 6.5x 6.3 cm
$88

A nice example of a Vietnamese zeolite, from recent finds in Dak Lak Prov.,  This cluster is sheared, which is why it is in the clearance section.  You see a lot of rubies, spinel, and aquamarine from Vietnam, but never too much else.  Interesting locality of the species. 









CPC12 Arsendescloizite
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
9.1x 5.1x 2.5 cm


One of the interesting finds out of Ojuela in recent months have been these very rich specimens of arsendescloizite, a rare lead, zinc bearing arsenate.  While it was discovered at Tsumeb, the best specimens arguably came from Ojuela in the late 1980's.  It was a small find however, and today (if you can find one) those pieces command prices in the thousands of dollars.  There have been next to none recovered since then. These do not quite have the same saturated green color, but are exceptionally rich examples o the species nonetheless.

This one consists of a limonite matrix thoroughly coated in botryoidal arsendescloizite. 







CPC13 Pyromorphite on Malachite
Boko Songho-Mfouati Area, Bouenza Dept., Republic of Congo
9.3x 7.7x 3.6 cm

A reference sample of pyromorphite with malachite, from recent finds around Mfouati.  A little reminiscent of the older material from Rum Jungle, Australia. 







CPC14 Dioptase
Mindouli Area, Pool Dept., Republic of Congo
4.0x 3.2x 2.3 cm
$100

A really odd specimen of solid dioptase crystals, though they are more flattened sand sheetlike, than the elongated prisms that are more often encountered. 







CPC15 Malachite
Boko Songho-Mfouati Area, Bouenza Dept., Republic of Congo
10.6x 6.8x 5.0 cm
$88

A nice example of malachite from the Republic of Congo--- NOT the Democratic Republic of Congo, where 98% of the malachite on the market comes from.  Most of the malachite from the Republic of Congo is excavated by Chinese or Lebanese firms, then sent to China to be processed into finished goods. Specimens are not common!







CPC16 Cerussite
Mfouati Area, Bouenza Dept., Republic of Congo
4.3x 3.x 2.4 cm
$46

A nice example of a gemmy cerusite crystal on matrix, from recent finds at the Mfouati Mine. 







CPC17 Cerussite on Malachite
Mfouati Area, Bouenza Dept., Republic of Congo
5.2x 4.5x 3.0 cm

A nice sample of cerussite on malachite from recent finds in the Republic of Congo... this material is a little reminiscent of the older stuff from Rum Jungle, Australia. Saw marks around the edges and back. Being a concave vug however, the inside of the specimen has been largely spared the damage that gets inflicted on most of these.  







CPC18 Shattuckite with Quartz
Mindouli Area, Pool Dept., Republic of Congo
5.8x 3.6x 1.4 cm
$58

A nice example of shattuckite overgrown by quartz, in a vug. 







CPC19 Cerussite
Mfouati Area, Bouenza Dept., Republic of Congo
2.8x 2.2x 1.2 cm
$38

A nice example of cerussite from recent workings at Mfouati.  There are a few small balls of mimetite associated as well. 







CPC20 Fluorite
Xiayang Mine, Fujian Prov., China
4.9x 3.2x 2.8 cm
$40

A nice cubic crystal of calcite on a bit of matrix, from finds made in 2018 at the Xiayang Mine. 









CPC21 Olshanskyite
Shijiangshan Mine, Linxi Co., Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
3.6x 2.8x 2.1 cm
$38

A nice sized reference specimen of the rare borate olshanskyite, from the relatively new find in Inner Mongolia.  Prior to this find, the only olshanskyite you might have seen would have been a microscopic association somewhere on a Japanese henmilite specimen.  These crystals are huge by comparison.  There is some damage, so I've priced it as a reference.







CPC22 Powellite
Nasik Area, Maharashtra State, India
1.65x 1.4x 1.1 cm
$44

A rare thumbnail example of powellite, scheelite's rarer cousin.  Powellite is one of the rarer minerals from the Indian basalt traps, and though is found in association with zeolites, is not a zeolite itself.







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