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Jobe Giles' Photo Gallery

37H-HRYMicrocline, Quartz (Var: Smoky Quartz), Albite

El Dorado Co., California, USA

Dimensions: 2.5 inches x 2.5 inches x 1.25 inches
Field of View: 3 inches
Largest Crystal Size: 2.5 inches
Weight: 6 oz

Microcline crystal with smoky quartz and blue-green Albite. These colored Albite are only found in pockets containing black tourmaline.

Collected at an undisclosed and privately owned locality within El Dorado County, CA. This location is not open to public collecting.
Photo ID: 963174     Uploaded by: Jobe Giles   View Count: 7   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2448 x 3264 pixels (8.0 Mpix)

91W-P5CQuartz (Var: Smoky Quartz), Albite, Microcline

Multiple photos available
El Dorado Co., California, USA

Dimensions: 1.75 inches x 1.25 inches x 1.25 inches
Field of View: 2 inches
Largest Crystal Size: 1 inches
Weight: 2 oz

Smoky Quartz on microcline with blue-green Albite. This Albite is only found in association with black tourmaline.

Collected at an undisclosed, privately held locality within El Dorado County, CA. This location is not open to public collecting.
Photo ID: 963170     Uploaded by: Jobe Giles   View Count: 18   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1583 x 2048 pixels (3.2 Mpix)

YGM-04EQuartz (Var: Smoky Quartz), Albite, Microcline

Multiple photos available
El Dorado Co., California, USA

Dimensions: 13 inches x 6 inches x 5 inches
Field of View: 9 inches
Largest Crystal Size: 3 inches
Weight: 2.5 lb

Smoky quartz nestled in a bed of Albite (blue), Microcline, Muscovite, and tourmaline. The blue albite is found only in pegmatite pockets containing black tourmaline, the association is still unknown.

This specimen was collected at an undisclosed, privately held locality within El Dorado County, CA. This location is not open to public collecting.
Photo ID: 963164     Uploaded by: Jobe Giles   View Count: 4   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2387 x 1831 pixels (4.4 Mpix)

9JG-NEPQuartz (Var: Rock Crystal), Rutile

El Dorado Co., California, USA

Dimensions: 6 inches x 5 inches x 3 inches
Field of View: 5.5 inches
Largest Crystal Size: 5 inches
Weight: 17 oz

Quartz cluster with bent tabular crystal and many brecciated shards that have healed and formed new crystals.

Collected at an undisclosed and privately held locality within El Dorado county that is not open to public collecting.
Photo ID: 963155     Uploaded by: Jobe Giles   View Count: 2   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1536 x 2048 pixels (3.1 Mpix)

T1P-UJVAlbite, Muscovite

Multiple photos available
El Dorado Co., California, USA

Dimensions: 3.5 inches x 3.5 inches x 3 inches
Field of View: 3.5 inches
Largest Crystal Size: 3 mm
Weight: 11 oz

Hoppered Albite “rose” on microcline. Collected at an undisclosed and privately held locality within El Dorado Co. that is not open to public collecting.
Photo ID: 963070     Uploaded by: Jobe Giles   View Count: 7   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1536 x 2048 pixels (3.1 Mpix)

P9P-QM4Quartz (Var: Smoky Quartz)

Multiple photos available
El Dorado Co., California, USA

Dimensions: 1 inches x .75 inches x .5 inches
Field of View: 1.5 inches
Largest Crystal Size: 1 inches
Weight: 3 g

A prime example of Sierra Nevada Smoky Quartz with is intense citrine like hue. Collected from pegmatites at an undisclosed, privately held locality within El Dorado Co. that is not open to public collecting.
Photo ID: 963068     Uploaded by: Jobe Giles   View Count: 9   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1512 x 2246 pixels (3.4 Mpix)

QY9-MVNAlbite

Multiple photos available
El Dorado Co., California, USA

Dimensions: .75 inches x .75 inches x .5 inches
Field of View: 1.25 inches
Largest Crystal Size: 1 mm
Weight: 3 g

Blue colored Albite, this Albite occurs in pegmatite pockets that contain black tourmaline. Collected from an undisclosed privately held locality that is not open to public collecting.
Photo ID: 959231     Uploaded by: Jobe Giles   View Count: 6   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1664 x 1774 pixels (3.0 Mpix)

0GW-G0EAlbite, Microcline, Muscovite

Multiple photos available
El Dorado Co., California, USA

Dimensions: 3.5 inches x 2.25 inches x 1 inches
Field of View: 2.5 inches
Largest Crystal Size: 3 mm
Weight: 6 oz

The Albite is blue in color and occurs as a small cluster of stepped crystals. There is also a weathered ballot Muscovite, this colored Albite only occurs in pockets that contain black tourmaline.

Collected at an undisclosed locality within El Dorado county that is not open to public collecting.
Photo ID: 959036     Uploaded by: Jobe Giles   View Count: 4   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1536 x 2596 pixels (4.0 Mpix)

M1A-FXDStilbite subgroup

El Dorado Co., California, USA

Dimensions: .5 inches x .25 inches x .25 inches
Field of View: .5 inches
Largest Crystal Size: 2 mm
Weight: 0.25 g

Unknown version of Stilbite or possibly even Laumontite, only collected from pegmatite pockets that contain tourmaline and blue albite. Occurs as a late stage/secondary overgrowth on existing pocket minerals.

Collected at an undisclosed private location in the listed county. This locality is privately held and is not open to public collecting.
Photo ID: 958853     Uploaded by: Jobe Giles   View Count: 4   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2448 x 2448 pixels (6.0 Mpix)

JMH-W00Stilbite subgroup, Quartz (Var: Smoky Quartz)

Multiple photos available
El Dorado Co., California, USA

Dimensions: 1.5 inches x 1.5 inches x .5 inches
Field of View: 1.5 inches
Largest Crystal Size: 1.5 inches
Weight: 4 g

Stilbite overgrowing smoky Quartz from a Pegmatite Pocket. The stilbite in this Pegmatite only occurs in pockets with blue Albite and tourmaline, it occurs as a secondary growth on the existing pocket minerals.

Collected at an undisclosed, privately held locality that is not open to public collecting!
Photo ID: 958765     Uploaded by: Jobe Giles   View Count: 8   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1536 x 2048 pixels (3.1 Mpix)
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