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Northern Spain


Mimetite with Wulfenite, Galena and Baryte
Mimetite with Wulfenite, Galena and Baryte. Mimetite with Wulfenite, Galena and Baryte.

NF76AE7: An important find in the well-known old Atrevida mine, in the summer of 2015 a single geode with crusts of very well defined Mimetite crystals was uncovered. They are millimetric in size, very well defined and translucent with a greenish-yellow color and they show an elongated prism and an acute dipyramid. The Mimetite is more or less completely coating isolated or grouped cubic Galena crystals that are implanted on a matrix upholstered by aggregates of lenticular white Baryte crystals. Furthermore, most of the samples have small Pyromorphite aggregates and laminar Wulfenite crystals that can be observed by close inspection. The Mimetite from this mine was already known, but not with such a well-defined and fine presentation, completely coating the Galena and absent on the Baryte.
Atrevida Mine, Vimbodí i Poblet, Comarca Conca de Barberà, Tarragona, Catalonia  Spain (15/12/2015)

Specimen size: 5.9 × 4.8 × 2.4 cm = 2.3” × 1.9” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.3 cm = 0.8” × 0.5”

Baryte minor fluorescence short UV



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Mimetite with Wulfenite, Galena and Baryte

NB96AE7: An important find in the well-known old Atrevida mine, in the summer of 2015 a single geode with crusts of very well defined Mimetite crystals was uncovered. They are millimetric in size, very well defined and translucent with a greenish-yellow color and they show an elongated prism and an acute dipyramid. The Mimetite is more or less completely coating isolated or grouped cubic Galena crystals that are implanted on a matrix upholstered by aggregates of lenticular white Baryte crystals. Furthermore, most of the samples have small Pyromorphite aggregates and laminar Wulfenite crystals that can be observed by close inspection. The Mimetite from this mine was already known, but not with such a well-defined and fine presentation, completely coating the Galena and absent on the Baryte.
Atrevida Mine, Vimbodí i Poblet, Comarca Conca de Barberà, Tarragona, Catalonia  Spain (15/12/2015)

Specimen size: 6.3 × 4.3 × 3.2 cm = 2.5” × 1.7” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.9 cm = 0.8” × 0.7”

Baryte minor fluorescence short UV



Mimetite with Wulfenite, Galena and Baryte. Mimetite with Wulfenite, Galena and Baryte.
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Mimetite with Galena and Baryte
Mimetite with Galena and Baryte. Mimetite with Galena and Baryte.

NC27AE7: An important find in the well-known old Atrevida mine, in the summer of 2015 a single geode with crusts of very well defined Mimetite crystals was uncovered. They are millimetric in size, very well defined and translucent with a greenish-yellow color and they show an elongated prism and an acute dipyramid. The Mimetite is more or less completely coating isolated or grouped cubic Galena crystals that are implanted on a matrix upholstered by aggregates of lenticular white Baryte crystals. The Mimetite from this mine was already known, but not with such a well-defined and fine presentation, completely coating the Galena and absent on the Baryte.
Atrevida Mine, Vimbodí i Poblet, Comarca Conca de Barberà, Tarragona, Catalonia  Spain (15-16/12/2015)

Specimen size: 8.3 × 4.6 × 2.4 cm = 3.3” × 1.8” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 1.1 cm = 0.5” × 0.4”

Baryte minor fluorescence short UV



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Mimetite with Galena and Baryte

NB14AD2: Very well defined Mimetite crystals. They are millimetric in size, very well defined, translucent, with a greenish yellow color. They show an elongated prism and an acute dipyramid. The Mimetite is more or less completely coating an isolated cubic Galena crystal that is implanted on a matrix upholstered by aggregates of lenticular white Baryte crystals. Furthermore, there are laminar Wulfenite crystals that can be observed by close inspection. The Mimetite from this mine was already known, but not with this so well defined presentation, completely coating the Galena and absent on the Baryte. We’ll send a copy of the analysis of the mimetite to the buyer.
Atrevida Mine, Vimbodí i Poblet, Comarca Conca de Barberà, Tarragona, Catalonia  Spain (15-16/07/2015)

Specimen size: 2.3 × 2.3 × 1.4 cm = 0.9” × 0.9” × 0.6”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 1.6 cm = 0.7” × 0.6”




Mimetite with Galena and Baryte.
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Calcite with Dolomite
Calcite with Dolomite. Calcite with Dolomite.

NA67AE7: Complex Calcite crystals, one of them clearly dominant, with many faces, among which acute rhombohedra and shortened scalenohedra stand out, giving it an equant and rounded shape. Above all is the brilliance, transparency and uniform yellow color of the Calcite crystals, implanted on a rocky matrix coated by pink Dolomite crystals.
La Florida mining area, Herrería-Valdáliga-Rionansa, Cantabria  Spain

Specimen size: 14 × 10.8 × 7 cm = 5.5” × 4.3” × 2.8”

Main crystal size: 3.9 × 3.1 cm = 1.5” × 1.2”




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Calcite with Dolomite

NV57AD2: Complex Calcite crystals, one of them clearly dominant, rounded, with the dominant forms of a scalenohedron and a flattened rhombohedron, transparent, bright, with a very pale yellow color and on a rocky matrix with pink Dolomite.
This specimen was published on the Mineralogical Record´s web page, in the ‘What's New’ section, number 43, May 8, 2016 edition.
La Florida mining area, Herrería-Valdáliga-Rionansa, Cantabria  Spain (±2000)

Specimen size: 5.6 × 5 × 3.6 cm = 2.2” × 2.0” × 1.4”

Main crystal size: 3.7 × 3.4 cm = 1.5” × 1.3”




Calcite with Dolomite. Front
Front
Calcite with Dolomite. Side
Side
Calcite with Dolomite. Side
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Calcite with Dolomite
Calcite with Dolomite. Front
Front
Calcite with Dolomite. Side
Side

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ND47AD2: Complex Calcite crystals, rounded, with the dominant forms of a scalenohedron and a flattened rhombohedron, transparent, bright, with a yellow color and on a rocky matrix with pink Dolomite.
La Florida mining area, Herrería-Valdáliga-Rionansa, Cantabria  Spain (±2006)

Specimen size: 6.8 × 6.2 × 4 cm = 2.7” × 2.4” × 1.6”

Main crystal size: 4.3 × 3.7 cm = 1.7” × 1.5”

Minor fluorescence short UV




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Calcite

NM27AE2: A complex crystal with many faces, among which acute rhombohedra and shortened scalenohedra stand out, giving it an equant and rounded shape. Above all, the uniform yellow color, the transparency, brilliance and position on the Dolomite matrix are all great.
La Florida mining area, Herrería-Valdáliga-Rionansa, Cantabria  Spain (±2000)

Specimen size: 7.6 × 5 × 3.3 cm = 3.0” × 2.0” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 3.8 × 3.7 cm = 1.5” × 1.5”

Minor fluorescence short UV




Calcite. Front
Front
Calcite. Side
Side
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Baryte with Calcite
Baryte with Calcite. Front
Front
Baryte with Calcite. Side
Side

NM36AE3: Aggregate of thin tabular and very sharp Baryte crystals that are transparent, very bright, with a very uniform yellow color and on matrix, with colorless, clear and bright scalenohedral Calcite crystals. An excellent Spanish classic, unusual, due the yellow baryte color.
Moscona Mine, El Llano, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Comarca Avilés, Asturias  Spain (1998)

Specimen size: 5.8 × 4.1 × 4.8 cm = 2.3” × 1.6” × 1.9”

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 1 cm = 0.5” × 0.4”




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Baryte

NR16AC9: Aggregate of very sharp tabular Baryte crystals with zones that have a dominant sky blue color and others with a white color and geometric zones on the edges.
Moscona Mine, El Llano, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Comarca Avilés, Asturias  Spain (2011)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 5.6 × 3 cm = 2.4” × 2.2” × 1.2”

Main crystal size: 2.3 × 1.6 cm = 0.9” × 0.6”

Minor fluorescence short UV




Baryte. Baryte.
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Baryte with Calcite, Dolomite and Fluorite
Baryte with Calcite, Dolomite and Fluorite. Baryte with Calcite, Dolomite and Fluorite.

NP63V2: From a recent find at the Moscona mine. A druse of tabular crystals of Baryte with very well defined faces and edges, good transparency and luster and an intense sky blue color, with small yellow scalenohedral crystals of Calcite, Dolomite and minor Fluorite.
Moscona Mine, "Corte del Agua", El Llano, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Comarca Avilés, Asturias  Spain (01/2012)

Specimen size: 9.5 × 7.3 × 4.3 cm = 3.7” × 2.9” × 1.7”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 1.2 cm = 0.5” × 0.5”




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Baryte with Dolomite

NA88X4: Very sharp laminar crystals of Baryte, bright and with an intense and uniform sky blue color. They are on matrix, with white Dolomite crystals and small cubic Fluorite crystals.
Moscona Mine, "Corte del Agua", El Llano, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Comarca Avilés, Asturias  Spain (01/2012)

Specimen size: 17 × 10.5 × 7.3 cm = 6.7” × 4.1” × 2.9”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 2 cm = 0.9” × 0.8”




Baryte with Dolomite. Baryte with Dolomite.
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Quartz with Hydrocarbon inclusions
Quartz with Hydrocarbon inclusions. Front
Front
Quartz with Hydrocarbon inclusions. Rear
Rear

TY28AE2: Aggregate of doubly terminated crystals, one of them clearly dominant, with curious echeloned terminations. They are very bright and have a lot of hydrocarbon inclusions. A Spanish classic of great quality.
La Cabaña, Berbes mining area, Valdelmar, Berbes, Ribadesella, Comarca Oriente, Asturias  Spain

Specimen size: 9.2 × 4.8 × 3.3 cm = 3.6” × 1.9” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 9.2 × 4.3 cm = 3.6” × 1.7”

Hydrocarbons fluorescent long & short UV



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Doubly terminated Quartz with hydrocarbon inclusions and Baryte

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EP61AB8: Aggregate of Quartz crystals, most of them doubly terminated, with a considerable length for the locality and very rich in fluid hydrocarbide inclusions, some of them mobile.
La Cabaña, Berbes mining area, Valdelmar, Berbes, Ribadesella, Comarca Oriente, Asturias  Spain

Specimen size: 12.2 × 7.9 × 6.5 cm = 4.8” × 3.1” × 2.6”

Main crystal size: 8.1 × 7.1 cm = 3.2” × 2.8”

Hydrocarbons fluorescent long & short UV



Doubly terminated Quartz with hydrocarbon inclusions and Baryte. Front
Front
Doubly terminated Quartz with hydrocarbon inclusions and Baryte. Rear
Rear
Doubly terminated Quartz with hydrocarbon inclusions and Baryte.
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Doubly terminated Quartz with inclusions and Baryte
Doubly terminated Quartz with inclusions and Baryte. Front
Front
Doubly terminated Quartz with inclusions and Baryte. Rear
Rear

NE16M3: Complete Quartz crystal, with irregularly grown faces and dissolution forms (no fractures) on the back side. This crystal shows inclusions and small matrix fragments with laminar Baryte crystals on its surface.
Emilio Mine, "Zona Intermedia", Obdulia vein, Caravia mining area, La Rubiera, Loroñe, Colunga, Comarca de la Sidra, Asturias  Spain (09-11/2004)

Specimen size: 8.8 × 5.1 × 4 cm = 3.5” × 2.0” × 1.6”

Main crystal size: 8.5 × 4.9 cm = 3.3” × 1.9”




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Sphalerite with Quartz and Calcite

NE62X7: Aggregate of complex equant crystals, translucent, bright, and with a very deep dark honey color. They are on matrix, with small Quartz crystals and white scalenohedral Calcite crystals on the back side. It has been discovered in a recent find on an abandoned mine, well known for Calcite and Baryte and now offering this Sphalerite samples of very much better quality than all previously known.
María Jesús Mine (Lobeto Mine), Sol Viejo, Cabanzón, Herrerías, Cantabria  Spain (2012-2013)

Specimen size: 6 × 5 × 3.4 cm = 2.4” × 2.0” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.6 cm = 0.4” × 0.2”

Calcite minor fluorescence long & short UV




Sphalerite with Quartz and Calcite. Sphalerite with Quartz and Calcite.
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Hemimorphite with Hydrozincite
Hemimorphite with Hydrozincite. Hemimorphite with Hydrozincite.

N46YH5: Small prismatic crystals of Hemimorphite, dark brown, very sharp and bright, partially covered by a botryoidal uniform bed of white Hydrozincite.
La Florida mining area, Herrería-Valdáliga-Rionansa, Cantabria  Spain (1997)

Specimen size: 14.3 × 11 × 4 cm = 5.6” × 4.3” × 1.6”

Main crystal size: 0.3 × 0.2 cm = 0.1” × 0.1”

Intense fluorescence short UV & fluorescent long UV




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Sphalerite with Dolomite

NR66X9: Complex polycrystalline growths of Sphalerite. They are translucent, very bright, with curved faces and edges and with a very deep roasted honey color, and on a matrix of White Dolomite crystals. The mine is currently collapsed and filled with water, so such Sphalerite samples are currently part of Spanish mineralogical history.
Troya Mine, Mutiloa, Comarca Goyerri, Gipuzkoa/Guipúzcoa, Euskadi  Spain (1987)

Specimen size: 6.7 × 5 × 2.6 cm = 2.6” × 2.0” × 1.0”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1.3 cm = 0.6” × 0.5”




Sphalerite with Dolomite. Sphalerite with Dolomite.
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Sphalerite with Dolomite and Siderite
Sphalerite with Dolomite and Siderite. Sphalerite with Dolomite and Siderite.

NP27AA6: Druse of small, complex, twinned Sphalerite crystals, extraordinarily bright and transparent and with a very deep honey color. The matrix is partially coated by small, white Dolomite crystals and rhombohedral Siderite crystals. This mine is currently abandoned and flooded, and its old galleries are completely inaccessible.
Troya Mine, Mutiloa, Comarca Goyerri, Gipuzkoa/Guipúzcoa, Euskadi  Spain (±1985)

Specimen size: 11.6 × 9.1 × 6.3 cm = 4.6” × 3.6” × 2.5”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.7 cm = 0.4” × 0.3”




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Octahedral Pyrite

NA64AE3: Druse, on a rocky matrix of very sharp octahedral crystals, some with cube faces, very bright and intense iridescent patinas with dominant green, yellow and reddish shades.
Valdelapiedra ravine, Foz-Calanda, Comarca Bajo Aragón, Teruel, Aragon  Spain (01/2013)

Specimen size: 14.3 × 10 × 3.1 cm = 5.6” × 3.9” × 1.2”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.3 cm = 0.2” × 0.1”


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Octahedral Pyrite. Octahedral Pyrite.
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Áliva Sphalerite

Áliva, in the Picos de Europa, Cantabria, Spain is one of the classic worldwide localities. The best red Sphalerite in the world comes from here! The mines are now closed and there is no access to the galleries (especially as many of them are flooded)

Sphalerite with Dolomite
Sphalerite with Dolomite.

NH11I6:
Las Mánforas Mine, Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria  Spain

Specimen size: 2.7 × 2.3 × 1.4 cm = 1.1” × 0.9” × 0.6”




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Sphalerite

NR12R9: A complex crystal with curvatures on its faces and edges. It is transparent and has an excellent deep honey color. The back side shows exfoliated surfaces.
Las Mánforas Mine, Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria  Spain

Specimen size: 2.9 × 2 × 1 cm = 1.1” × 0.8” × 0.4”




Sphalerite.
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Sphalerite with Dolomite
Sphalerite with Dolomite.

NT13AB1: Complex crystal with curvatures on its faces and edges, twinned, with parallel growths, transparent, with an excellent deep honey color and partially coated by small white Dolomite crystals. From a Spanish mine, inaccessible for many of years, that is considered as a classic for the Sphalerite.
Las Mánforas Mine, Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria  Spain

Specimen size: 3.5 × 3 × 2.2 cm = 1.4” × 1.2” × 0.9”




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Sphalerite

NH11AB9: Polycrystalline growth slightly curved on the faces and edges. The crystal is transparent and very bright, with a very deep honey color. The sample is a product of small finds made intermittently in the mine after its closure. Currently the galleries are not accessible.
Las Mánforas Mine, Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria  Spain

Specimen size: 3.7 × 3.2 × 1.5 cm = 1.5” × 1.3” × 0.6”




Sphalerite.
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Sphalerite with Dolomite
Sphalerite with Dolomite. Front
Front
Sphalerite with Dolomite. Light behind
Light behind

TA66AD4: Aggregate of complex Sphalerite crystals, some with smooth faces and others with echeloned forms due to parallel growth. The crystals, partially coated by small white rhombohedral Dolomite crystals, are translucent, very bright and have a uniform honey color. A Spanish classic.
Las Mánforas Mine, nivel 2, Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria  Spain

Specimen size: 5 × 4.9 × 3.4 cm = 2.0” × 1.9” × 1.3”




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Sphalerite with Dolomite

NG36AE3: Group of Sphalerite crystals with marked curvatures on faces and edges. They are transparent, have an intense honey color and are on white Dolomite crystals on a rocky matrix. Famous worldwide for their color and transparency, this sample is quite different from other “more classic” Sphalerites from Áliva.
Las Mánforas Mine, Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria  Spain (±1990)

Specimen size: 5.9 × 4.7 × 4.3 cm = 2.3” × 1.9” × 1.7”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.6 cm = 0.4” × 0.2”




Sphalerite with Dolomite. Sphalerite with Dolomite.
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Sphalerite with Dolomite
Sphalerite with Dolomite. Sphalerite with Dolomite.

NM8AB1: Complex equidimensional crystals, translucent and with a very deep toasted honey color. They are on matrix, with Dolomite. From a Spanish mine, inaccessible for many of years, that is considered as a classic for the Sphalerite.
Las Mánforas Mine, Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria  Spain

Specimen size: 7.7 × 5.6 × 3 cm = 3.0” × 2.2” × 1.2”




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Sphalerite with Galena and Dolomite

N96EK0: Group of very sharp, twinned crystals of excellent color and luster on a matrix very rich in Galena and Dolomite. Due to the appearance and the association with Galena it looks different that the usual specimens from Áliva, but it is really from there.
Las Mánforas Mine, Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria  Spain

Specimen size: 9.4 × 6.6 × 4.6 cm = 3.7” × 2.6” × 1.8”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.5 cm = 0.2” × 0.2”




Sphalerite with Galena and Dolomite. Sphalerite with Galena and Dolomite.
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Sphalerite with Dolomite
Sphalerite with Dolomite. Sphalerite with Dolomite.

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NM93AE6: An aggregate of complex Sphalerite crystals with curved faces, some smooth and others with polycrystalline growths. These crystals, between transparent and translucent, are very bright, have a very dense, deep and uniform honey color and are partially coated by white Dolomite rhombohedra.
Las Mánforas Mine, Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria  Spain

Specimen size: 13 × 12 × 7 cm = 5.1” × 4.7” × 2.8”




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Villamanínite

Villamanínite with Calcite

NE11AE3: Aggregates of very well defined octahedral crystals in parallel growths and brighter than usual for this species. The crystals are in an etched Calcite matrix. They are from a find between 2010 and 2011 in the area of the La Divina Providencia Mine, the type locality for the species. They have larger and better defined crystals than usual in the samples found before at this locality.
La Divina Providencia Mine, Villanueva de Pontedo, Cármenes-Villamanín, León, Castile and León  Spain (2010-2011)

Specimen size: 3.8 × 2.5 × 1.9 cm = 1.5” × 1.0” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.4 cm = 0.2” × 0.2”

Type locality




Villamanínite with Calcite. Villamanínite with Calcite.
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Quartz from La Selva

In a small quarry near Barcelona, appeared good samples of smoky Quartz and exceptionally some Quartz Amethyst. Lots of local collectors go there on the weekends hoping to find the sample of their dreams. As we know many of them we hear about new finds and see the specimens found. Here are some of them. If you want to know more about La Selva Quartz please follow this link

Sceptered Quartz (variety amethyst) with smoky Quartz
Sceptered Quartz (variety amethyst) with smoky Quartz. Front
Front
Sceptered Quartz (variety amethyst) with smoky Quartz. Rear
Rear

NE66W4: Scepter growth partially doubly terminated, bright, between transparent and translucent and with a very deep violet color. On smoky Quartz matrix.
Mas Sever Quarry, Massabè (Mas Ceber), Sils, Comarca La Selva, Girona/Gerona, Catalonia  Spain (04/2005)

Specimen size: 6.5 × 4.6 × 4 cm = 2.6” × 1.8” × 1.6”




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Quartz (variety amethyst) with Quartz

MV27R9: Parallel growth of crystals on a base of white Quartz. Crystals are transparent, bright and have an excellent, very deep, color with color zoning specially concentrated on the edges.
Soliva Quarry (AVE Quarry works), Can Sala, Riudarenes, Comarca La Selva, Girona/Gerona, Catalonia  Spain (2006)

Specimen size: 9.5 × 7.5 × 6.2 cm = 3.7” × 3.0” × 2.4”

Main crystal size: 4 × 3.8 cm = 1.6” × 1.5”




Quartz (variety amethyst) with Quartz. Quartz (variety amethyst) with Quartz.
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Quartz (variety amethyst) with smoky Quartz and Microcline
Quartz (variety amethyst) with smoky Quartz and Microcline. Front
Front
Quartz (variety amethyst) with smoky Quartz and Microcline. Side
Side

MY17Q1: Very esthetic Group, with parallel growths and very deep color especially concentrated on the zones near the edges.
Soliva Quarry (AVE Quarry works), Can Sala, Riudarenes, Comarca La Selva, Girona/Gerona, Catalonia  Spain (2005)

Specimen size: 10.5 × 7 × 4 cm = 4.1” × 2.8” × 1.6”

Main crystal size: 3.7 × 2.4 cm = 1.5” × 0.9”




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Smoky Quartz with Microcline and Albite

NQ66W4: Single crystal of very deep colored smoky Quartz. It is transparent and bright and it is on a small matrix of Microcline and Albite, with leafy growths of Muscovite. The crystal shows a notable phantom growth at its termination.
Mas Sever Quarry, Massabè (Mas Ceber), Sils, Comarca La Selva, Girona/Gerona, Catalonia  Spain (04/2004)

Specimen size: 9.1 × 3.7 × 3.2 cm = 3.6” × 1.5” × 1.3”




Smoky Quartz with Microcline and Albite. Front
Front
Smoky Quartz with Microcline and Albite. Rear
Rear
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Central Spain


Bavenite with Microcline, smoky Quartz and Garnet
Bavenite with Microcline, smoky Quartz and Garnet. Bavenite with Microcline, smoky Quartz and Garnet.

NF16AA7: Isolated Bavenite crystals, with polycrystalline growths on their faces. They are very bright, with an ivory-white color and are implantedon a Microcline matrix with Quartz, garnet, leafy Muscovite aggregates and scattered small Chlorite crystals.
The sample is from the Carlos González Bargueño collection, whose label we will send to the buyer. Carlos was the first to find these Bavenites and it was thanks to his labor that these extraordinary samples have been saved.
Venero I Quarry, Cadalso de los Vidrios, Comarca Sierra Oeste de Madrid, Madrid, Community of Madrid  Spain (2004)

Specimen size: 6.8 × 5.4 × 4.4 cm = 2.7” × 2.1” × 1.7”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.5 cm = 0.2” × 0.2”




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Bavenite with smoky Quartz and Chlorite

NK14Y9: Spheroidal aggregates of platy Bavenite crystals. They are translucent, very bright, and on matrix, with Chlorite and small, very clear and bright, smoky Quartz crystals. Carlos González Bargueño was the first to find these Bavenites and it is thanks to his labor that these extraordinary samples have been saved.
Valdeconejillos Quarry, Cadalso de los Vidrios, Comarca Sierra Oeste de Madrid, Madrid, Community of Madrid  Spain (2006)

Specimen size: 4 × 3.9 × 3.1 cm = 1.6” × 1.5” × 1.2”

Former collection of Carlos González Bargueño




Bavenite with smoky Quartz and Chlorite. Bavenite with smoky Quartz and Chlorite.
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Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.

NF62X6: A novelty at the Escuela de Minas de Madrid Show 2013. Aggregates of very bright vivid yellow crystals with well defined faces of a short prism and the terminal pinacoid. They are on a limonite matrix.
Luis Mine, Norte vein, Del General Mines, Cabezarrubias del Puerto, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (01/03/2013)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 2.6 × 1.8 cm = 2.4” × 1.0” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 0.2 × 0.1 cm = 0.1” × 0.0”




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Clinozoisite-Epidote with Prehnite, Microcline and Quartz

NA6AC1: Radial aggregates of acicular crystals whose chemical composition is between Clinozoisite (dominant) and Epidote. The crystals are implanted on a matrix partially coated by clear green Prehnite aggregates, Orthoclase and Quartz crystals. The sample is from a large famous find in 1999 at the La Saludadora Quarry.
Isabel Quarry (La Saludadora Quarry), La Cabrera pluton, Valdemanco, Comarca Sierra de Guadarrama, Madrid, Community of Madrid  Spain (03/1999)

Specimen size: 19.8 × 15.1 × 4.5 cm = 7.8” × 5.9” × 1.8”




Clinozoisite-Epidote with Prehnite, Microcline and Quartz. Front
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Clinozoisite-Epidote with Prehnite, Microcline and Quartz. Rear
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Clinozoisite-Epidote with Prehnite, Microcline and Quartz.
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Stokesite from the La Saludadora Quarry

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Stokesite with Albite and Muscovite
Stokesite with Albite and Muscovite.

NB13Z6: Very sharp Stokesite crystals, colorless, transparent, very bright and on a smoky Quartz matrix with Albite, Microcline and Muscovite. These samples were found in 1999 and noted in 2012 in a paper in The Mineralogical Record, and are considered as the best crystallized worldwide. They were recovered in a single cavity that produced very few pieces.
Isabel Quarry (La Saludadora Quarry), La Cabrera pluton, Valdemanco, Comarca Sierra de Guadarrama, Madrid, Community of Madrid  Spain (1999)

Specimen size: 0.8 × 0.8 × 0.8 cm = 0.3” × 0.3” × 0.3”

Main crystal size: 0.1 × 0.1 cm = 0.0” × 0.0”

Minor fluorescence short UV




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Southern Spain


Pyromorphite

NT16AE3: Aggregate, on matrix, of prismatic crystals, some with deep hollowed terminations, and very well defined parallel growths. Its habit and brown color with greenish shades are very distinctive and make the samples from this find unmistakable and it has become a Spanish classic. The specimen is from a cavity in an old lead mining area of Roman time where Pyromorphites appeared previously.
Resuperferolítica Claim, Cerro de la Canaleja, Santa Eufemia, Comarca Los Pedroches, Córdoba, Andalusia  Spain (04/1995)

Specimen size: 3.4 × 2.7 × 2.9 cm = 1.3” × 1.1” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.4 cm = 0.3” × 0.2”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV




Pyromorphite. Front
Front
Pyromorphite. Side
Side
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Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite.

NK36R2: From an unexpected find in an old lead mining area of Roman time where the Pyromorphites appeared previously, although with a different shape than this specimen. Its habit and color, very distinctive, make this find unmistakable. It has become a Spanish classic. This specimen comes from a first selection of the specimens when they were found.
Resuperferolítica Claim, Cerro de la Canaleja, Santa Eufemia, Comarca Los Pedroches, Córdoba, Andalusia  Spain (04/1995)

Specimen size: 3.7 × 3.4 × 2.7 cm = 1.5” × 1.3” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.4 cm = 0.3” × 0.2”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV




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Pyromorphite

NM16AE3: Aggregate, on matrix, of prismatic crystals, some with deep hollowed terminations, and very well defined parallel growths. Its habit and brown color with greenish shades are very distinctive and make the samples from this find unmistakable and it has become a Spanish classic. The specimen is from a cavity in an old lead mining area of Roman time where Pyromorphites appeared previously.
Resuperferolítica Claim, Cerro de la Canaleja, Santa Eufemia, Comarca Los Pedroches, Córdoba, Andalusia  Spain (04/1995)

Specimen size: 3.7 × 3.6 × 1.6 cm = 1.5” × 1.4” × 0.6”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.3 cm = 0.2” × 0.1”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV




Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.
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Baryte
Baryte.

NE14Z5: Aggregate of very sharp Baryte crystals, between laminar and tabular, bright with a deep blue color and with phantom growths. It is from a currently extinct mine, very popular some time ago due to the intense color of these Barytes.
San Jorge mining group, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, Portmán, La Unión, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain (2004-2006)

Specimen size: 5.7 × 5.1 × 3.8 cm = 2.2” × 2.0” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.6 cm = 0.8” × 0.6”

Minor fluorescence short UV




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Gold

NR97AC4: Flattened and elongated Gold nugget with small vugs, inclusions and hollows. The sample has a good size for the locality and shows on its upper part some defined but quite rounded crystalline forms.
Talarrubias / Casas de Don Pedro area, Comarca La Siberia, Badajoz, Extremadura  Spain (02-03/2012)

Specimen size: 1.7 × 1 × 0.3 cm = 0.7” × 0.4” × 0.1”

Weight: 2.2 grams



Gold. Front
Front
Gold. Rear
Rear
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Gold
Gold . Front
Front
Gold . Rear
Rear

NE50Z0: Flattened and elongated nugget, with hollows and red inclusions. It has a good size for the locality and, in some areas, preserves well defined, slightly rounded crystalline forms.
Talarrubias / Casas de Don Pedro area, Comarca La Siberia, Badajoz, Extremadura  Spain

Specimen size: 2.4 × 0.9 × 0.4 cm = 0.9” × 0.4” × 0.2”

Weight: 3.3 grams



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Gold on Quartz

NF76AC4: Irregular native Gold aggregate on a matrix of massive Quartz, with poorly defined crystalline surfaces at the right and skeletal growths at the left.
Talarrubias / Casas de Don Pedro area, Comarca La Siberia, Badajoz, Extremadura  Spain (02-03/2012)

Specimen size: 4 × 2.9 × 1.6 cm = 1.6” × 1.1” × 0.6”

Weight: 0.9 grams



Gold on Quartz. Gold on Quartz.
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Iridiscent Goethite

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Goethite
Goethite.

NH7AC2: Botryoidal growths with intense metallic-iridescent patinas, very bright and showing strongly contrasting coloration, with dominant red, yellowish and orange shades. These growths contrast with a later phase with smaller and grayish botryoidal forms. The sample is from a famous 2007 find.
Filón Sur cut, Minas de Tharsis, Tharsis, Alosno, Comarca El Andévalo, Huelva, Andalusia  Spain (05-10/2007)

Specimen size: 3.2 × 2.7 × 1.7 cm = 1.3” × 1.1” × 0.7”




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Goethite

NP8AC2: Botryoidal growths with intense metallic-iridescent patinas, very bright and showing strongly contrasting coloration, with dominant red, yellowish and orange shades. These growths contrast with a later phase with smaller and grayish botryoidal forms. The sample is from a famous 2007 find.
Filón Sur cut, Minas de Tharsis, Tharsis, Alosno, Comarca El Andévalo, Huelva, Andalusia  Spain (05-10/2007)

Specimen size: 4.2 × 4.1 × 2.4 cm = 1.7”




Goethite.
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Goethite
Goethite.

NY57AC2: Botryoidal stalactitic aggregate with intensely metallic-iridescent patinas, very bright and showing strongly contrasting coloration, with dominant yellowish and orange shades. These growths contrast with a later phase with smaller and grayish-red botryoidal forms. The sample is from a famous 2007 find.
Filón Sur cut, Minas de Tharsis, Tharsis, Alosno, Comarca El Andévalo, Huelva, Andalusia  Spain (05-10/2007)

Specimen size: 8.3 × 4.7 × 4 cm = 3.3” × 1.9” × 1.6”




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Goethite

NZ59AC2: Stalactitic botryoidal aggregate with intensely metallic-iridescent patinas, very bright and showing strongly contrasting coloration, with dominant yellowish and orange shades. These growths contrast with a later phase with smaller and grayish botryoidal forms. The sample is from a famous 2007 find.
Filón Sur cut, Minas de Tharsis, Tharsis, Alosno, Comarca El Andévalo, Huelva, Andalusia  Spain (05-10/2007)

Specimen size: 8.4 × 4.7 × 3.1 cm = 3.3” × 1.9” × 1.2”




Goethite.
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Mimetite specimens from Tharsis, Spain

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Mimetite with Beudantite
Mimetite with Beudantite. Mimetite with Beudantite.

NY60AA3: Small but very sharp tabular Mimetite crystals of excellent quality. Grouped or isolated, they always have very well defined faces and edges, are bright and have a very intense and uniform yellow color and are on a limonite matrix with botryoidal growths of Beudantite in micro-crystals. Both the Mimetite and Beudantite have been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analyses to the buyer.
Filón Sur cut, Minas de Tharsis, Tharsis, Alosno, Comarca El Andévalo, Huelva, Andalusia  Spain (09-10/2011)

Specimen size: 3.1 × 1.9 × 2.2 cm = 1.2” × 0.7” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.2 cm = 0.2” × 0.1”




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Azurite from La Poderosa Mine

Azurite

NB11AB9: A Spanish novelty from a mine in which only the Pyrite had been noted before. Spheroidal aggregates of very well defined crystals, some of them platy and sharp, bright and with a very vivid color.
Poderosa Mine, El Campillo, Comarca Cuenca Minera, Huelva, Andalusia  Spain (03/2015)

Specimen size: 2.5 × 1.8 × 1.5 cm = 1.0” × 0.7” × 0.6”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.2 cm = 0.2” × 0.1”




Azurite.
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Azurite
Azurite.

NF11AB9: A Spanish novelty from a mine in which only the Pyrite had been noted before. Spheroidal aggregates of very well defined crystals, some of them platy and sharp, bright and with a very vivid color.
Poderosa Mine, El Campillo, Comarca Cuenca Minera, Huelva, Andalusia  Spain (03/2015)

Specimen size: 2.9 × 2 × 1.4 cm = 1.1” × 0.8” × 0.6”

Main crystal size: 0.3 × 0.2 cm = 0.1” × 0.1”




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Chrysocolla from Linares

Chrysocolla

NG12T9: This is a Spanish novelty because in the Los Amigos Mine Chrysocolla wasn't mentioned before. We should also mention that the appearance of this Chrysocolla is very attractive as it isn’t just a crust as usual but it has nice forms covering what seem to be crystals of Quartz and probably Chalcedony. These nice forms together with their great color, generate what is, in our opinion, the best Chrysocolla found in Spain and nearly as fine as the nicer ones from other countries.
As usual when we offer unusual things like this, we will send a copy of the analysis to the customer.
San Enrique Shaft, Los Amigos Mine, La Cruz Group of Mines, La Cruz vein, Mesa de Valdelloso, Linares, Comarca Sierra Morena, Jaén, Andalusia  Spain (11/2011)

Specimen size: 5.2 × 2 × 2.5 cm = 2.0” × 0.8” × 1.0”




Chrysocolla.
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San Andrés Mine Pyromorphite

The small San Andrés Mine in Villaviciosa, Córdoba, produced, over the period 1997-1998, some really great Pyromorphite! The color is a fantastic apple green and their brilliance is typical of the specimens that in the past have made this mine famous. These are, without doubt, the best Pyromorphite found in Europe during the last few years, and they really compete well with the famous American Bunker Hill Pyromorphite, and with the new Chinese ones. The specimens were found in two different pockets. The first one was found in November 1997 and it was called 'Realces' pocket. The second (and last) one was found in November 1998. It was called the 'Geoda del Tunel' pocket. Unfortunately, after these two pockets the mine entrance was blocked by tons of rubble.

Realces pocket (11/1997)

Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite.

N36KD0: A very aerial group with green doubly terminated crystals with multiple hexagonal terminations.
San Andrés Mine, Realces pocket (Victoria), Espiel, Comarca Valle del Guadiato, Córdoba, Andalusia  Spain (110-11/1997)

Specimen size: 2.7 × 2.4 × 1.4 cm = 1.1” × 0.9” × 0.6”




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Pyromorphite

N67VD0: Group of doubly terminated crystals with slightly curved edges. The sample has two different colors, yellow and green.
San Andrés Mine, Realces pocket (Victoria), Espiel, Comarca Valle del Guadiato, Córdoba, Andalusia  Spain (10-11/1997)

Specimen size: 3.5 × 3.1 × 2 cm = 1.4” × 1.2” × 0.8”




Pyromorphite.
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Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.

N91YAB8: Aggregate of short prismatic crystals, a lot of them doubly terminated and with very well defined faces and edges. They are green in color with slightly yellowish shades and are on matrix. A Spanish classic of a well-known find in 1997.
San Andrés Mine, Realces pocket (Victoria), Espiel, Comarca Valle del Guadiato, Córdoba, Andalusia  Spain (10-11/1997)

Specimen size: 5.2 × 4.9 × 3.7 cm = 2.0” × 1.9” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.8 cm = 0.4” × 0.3”

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Pyromorphite with Baryte

N90CZ8: Irregular aggregate, on matrix, of crystals formed by a short prism and the pinacoid, whose faces and edges are very well defined. They have a clear apple green color and intense luster. Some of the crystals are doubly terminated. The sample is from the excellent, and already famous, find in 1997.
San Andrés Mine, Realces pocket (Victoria), Espiel, Comarca Valle del Guadiato, Córdoba, Andalusia  Spain (11/1998)

Specimen size: 8.4 × 5.6 × 3.4 cm = 3.3” × 2.2” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.4 cm = 0.2” × 0.2”

Minor fluorescence short UV




Pyromorphite with Baryte. Pyromorphite with Baryte.
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