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Galena after Pyrrhotite
Galena after Pyrrhotite. Front
Front
Galena after Pyrrhotite. Side
Side
Galena after Pyrrhotite.

TG6AG0: Group of very sharp thick tabular Galena crystals with a very well defined pseudohexagonal contour because they are pseudomorphous after Pyrrhotite. They are partially coated by a second generation of well defined galena crystals and small groups of micro-crystalline Quartz. These pseudomorphs of Pyrrhotite-Galena from Murcia are well known for their stability so they are not altered by time.
Sultana open pit, Cabezo de Ponce, Llano del Beal, Cartagena, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain

Specimen size: 3.9 × 3.8 × 2.4 cm = 1.5” × 1.5” × 0.9”

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

Former collection of Alain Martaud


Euro:100 / US$117 / Yen:13230 / AUD$151

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Siderite with Quartz

TQ13AG0: Spheroidal aggregates of small lenticular Siderite crystals on a group of Quartz crystals
San Valentín open pit, Sancti Espíritu, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, La Unión, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain (1980-1985)

Specimen size: 4.9 × 4.4 × 4.4 cm = 1.9” × 1.7” × 1.7”

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 1.2 cm = 0.5” × 0.5”

Former collection of Alain Martaud


Euro:80 / US$93 / Yen:10580 / AUD$121

Siderite with Quartz. Siderite with Quartz.
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Siderite with Quartz
Siderite with Quartz. Siderite with Quartz.

TJ36AF7: Partial coatings of clusters of lenticular Siderite crystals that are very bright and are on a group of Quartz crystals on a rocky matrix. The Quartz has a very short prism, the crystal faces are recrystallized by a second generation and flat and elongated Quartz (chalcedony variety) growths.
The sample is from the collection of La Unión area minerals of Alain Martaud, whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
San Valentín open pit, Sancti Espíritu, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, La Unión, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain (1980-1985)

Specimen size: 6.1 × 4.7 × 2.6 cm = 2.4” × 1.9” × 1.0”

Former collection of Alain Martaud


Euro:130 / US$152 / Yen:16660 / AUD$192

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Siderite with Quartz

TV47AF7: Druse of rhombohedral Siderite crystals that are very bright, coating Quartz crystals with a very short prism.
The sample is from the collection of La Unión area minerals of Alain Martaud, whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
San Valentín open pit, Sancti Espíritu, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, La Unión, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain (1980-1985)

Specimen size: 9.3 × 7.2 × 4 cm = 3.7” × 2.8” × 1.6”

Former collection of Alain Martaud


Euro:220 / US$258 / Yen:28190 / AUD$326

Siderite with Quartz. Siderite with Quartz.
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Siderite with Quartz
Siderite with Quartz. Siderite with Quartz.

TR86AF7: Partial coatings of lenticular Siderite crystals that are very bright and have grown on Quartz crystals that have a very short prism.
The sample is from the collection of La Unión area minerals of Alain Martaud, whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
San Valentín open pit, Sancti Espíritu, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, La Unión, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain

Specimen size: 10.15.3 × 6.7 cm = 4.0” × 2.6”

Former collection of Alain Martaud


Euro:180 / US$213 / Yen:23970 / AUD$268

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Calcite with Siderite

TT56AG0: Groups of white Calcite crystals on matrix. They are translucent and are with spheroidal Siderite aggregates.
San Valentín open pit, Sancti Espíritu, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, La Unión, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain (1980-1985)

Specimen size: 11.7 × 6.1 × 5.6 cm = 4.6” × 2.4” × 2.2”

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

Minor fluorescence short UV

Former collection of Alain Martaud


Euro:130 / US$152 / Yen:17200 / AUD$196

Calcite with Siderite. Calcite with Siderite.
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Calcite on Quartz (variety chalcedony)
Calcite on Quartz (variety chalcedony). Calcite on Quartz (variety chalcedony).

TP6AF7: White spherical Calcites with crystalline overgrowths that show three faces of a rhombohedron and extensions forming a three-pointed star. The Calcite spheres have grown on Quartz (chalcedony variety) with a very pale blue color.
The sample is from the collection of La Unión area minerals of Alain Martaud, whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
San Valentín open pit, Sancti Espíritu, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, La Unión, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain

Specimen size: 8 × 4 × 3.9 cm = 3.1” × 1.6” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 1.5 cm = 0.6” × 0.6”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV

Former collection of Alain Martaud




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Quartz with Siderite

TE76AG0: Group of Quartz crystals, one of them clearly dominant, with a very short prism and coated by a second generation of micro-crystalline Quartz. With small Siderite crystals.
San Valentín open pit, Sancti Espíritu, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, La Unión, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain

Specimen size: 9.8 × 7.2 ×  × 6 cm = 3.9” × 2.8” × 2.4”

Main crystal size: 5.5 × 4.6 cm = 2.2” × 1.8”

Former collection of Alain Martaud




Quartz with Siderite. Quartz with Siderite.
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Quartz with Calcite and Siderite
Quartz with Calcite and Siderite. Quartz with Calcite and Siderite.

TT67AG0: Group of Quartz crystals on matrix. They have a very short prism and are translucent with a pale amethyst color, and they are partially encrusted by white Calcite crystals and with small spheroidal Siderites.
San Valentín open pit, Sancti Espíritu, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, La Unión, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain

Specimen size: 12.2 × 8.2 × 5.8 cm = 4.8” × 3.2” × 2.3”

Main crystal size: 3.7 × 3.5 cm = 1.5” × 1.4”

Former collection of Alain Martaud




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Quartz with Siderite

TY14AF7: Quartz crystals on a rocky matrix, very transparent and bright and some of them doubly terminated, with small groups of rhombohedral Siderite crystals, some of them with the well-known “saddle shape” morphology.
The sample is from the collection of La Unión area minerals of Alain Martaud, whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
San Valentín open pit, Sancti Espíritu, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, La Unión, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain

Specimen size: 9.2 × 4.1 × 2.9 cm = 3.6” × 1.6” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 2.3 × 0.9 cm = 0.9” × 0.4”

Former collection of Alain Martaud


Euro:90 / US$105 / Yen:11530 / AUD$133

Quartz with Siderite.
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Sphalerite with Quartz
Sphalerite with Quartz. Sphalerite with Quartz.

TM66AG0: Group of complex Sphalerite crystals that are twinned and have very well defined faces and edges, with a luster more intense than usual on samples from this locality. They are on a druse of small Quartz crystals.
Mina Lola, El Pino, El Gorguel, Cartagena, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain

Specimen size: 6 × 4.5 × 3.7 cm = 2.4” × 1.8” × 1.5”

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

Former collection of Alain Martaud




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Baryte

TM27AG0: Druse of tabular Baryte crystals on matrix, they have a white color superficially stained by iron oxides. They are bright and have very well defined faces and edges.
Victoria Mine, Cabezo de San Ginés, El Estrecho de San Ginés, Cartagena, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain

Specimen size: 11.3 × 8.7 × 3.9 cm = 4.4” × 3.4” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 2.3 × 2 cm = 0.9” × 0.8”

Fluorescent short UV

Former collection of Alain Martaud




Baryte. Baryte.
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Galena with Sphalerite
Galena with Sphalerite. Galena with Sphalerite.

TQ14AF7: Cubo-octahedral Galena crystals on a rocky matrix with very well defined faces and edges. They are very bright and are partially coated by aggregates of small complex and very bright Sphalerite crystals.
The sample is from the collection of La Unión area minerals of Alain Martaud, whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
Sultana open pit, Cabezo de Ponce, Llano del Beal, Cartagena, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain

Specimen size: 5 × 3.4 × 2.2 cm = 2.0” × 1.3” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.6 cm = 0.3” × 0.2”

Former collection of Alain Martaud




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Gypsum with inclusions

TK14AF7: Very fine and aerial multiple-scepter growth of twinned, some doubly terminated, Gypsum crystals that are very rich with inclusions.
The sample is from the collection of La Unión area minerals of Alain Martaud, whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
La Dificultad Mine, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, Portmán, La Unión, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain (08/1979)

Specimen size: 7.2 × 6.8 × 1.4 cm = 2.8” × 2.7” × 0.6”

Main crystal size: 5.5 × 1 cm = 2.2” × 0.4”

Former collection of Alain Martaud




Gypsum with inclusions. Front
Front
Gypsum with inclusions. Rear
Rear
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Gypsum with Siderite and Quartz (variety chalcedony)
Gypsum with Siderite and Quartz (variety chalcedony). Gypsum with Siderite and Quartz (variety chalcedony).

TD97AF7: Parallel growths of very sharp Gypsum crystals that are clear and colorless and very bright. On a rocky matrix with small Siderite crystals and Quartz (chalcedony variety).
The sample is from the collection of La Unión area minerals of Alain Martaud, whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
Tomasa Mine, La Fortuna, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, La Unión, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain (1980-1985)

Specimen size: 12.3 × 11.7 × 7.5 cm = 4.8” × 4.6” × 3.0”

Main crystal size: 7 × 3.1 cm = 2.8” × 1.2”

Former collection of Alain Martaud




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Gypsum with inclusions

TJ27AF7: Very sharp, transparent and bright Gypsum crystals on marl that are very rich in hematite inclusions.
The sample is from the collection of La Unión area minerals of Alain Martaud, whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
Chella, Comarca Canal de Navarrés, València/Valencia, Valencian Community  Spain

Specimen size: 15.7 × 12 × 8.5 cm = 6.2” × 4.7” × 3.3”

Main crystal size: 6.4 × 3.6 cm = 2.5” × 1.4”

Former collection of Alain Martaud




Gypsum with inclusions. Gypsum with inclusions.
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Romanèchite
Romanèchite. Romanèchite.

NK47AF7: Cluster of nut-shaped forms on matrix with an excellent luster for the species. Recently collected at a well known mine, these samples show very aerial profiles and reliefs that are very much more distinct than usual. The samples of this find have been analyzed and we’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Haití Mine, Cabezo de San Ginés, San Ginés de la Jara, Cartagena, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain (09/2016)

Specimen size: 7.2 × 6.2 × 3.8 cm = 2.8” × 2.4” × 1.5”


Euro:230 / US$270 / Yen:29470 / AUD$341

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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




Baryte.
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Yuanfuliite with Hematite and Calcite
Yuanfuliite with Hematite and Calcite. Yuanfuliite with Hematite and Calcite.

NQ61AD7: Felted aggregates of acicular to fibrous Yuanfuliite crystals. They are bright, have a honey color and they are on a rocky (lamproite) matrix, with Hematite and white Calcite spheroids. Yuanfuliite is a rare borate, identified as new species in 1994 and very well described at Jumilla by M. Calvo in 2012 (Minerales y Minas de España, vol. 5, pg. 649-650).
Nuestra Señora del Carmen Mines area, La Celia, Jumilla, Comarca Altiplano, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain (12/03/2016)

Specimen size: 4.9 × 2.5 × 2.5 cm = 1.9” × 1.0” × 1.0”




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Baryte

NF47Q2: Group of sharp crystals implanted on a thin matrix. The sample is from the first find of good material at the locality (between September 2002 and March 2003)
El Telegrama adit, La Beltraneja concession, Cortijuelo Mines, Bacares, Comarca Valle del Almanzora, Almería, Andalusia  Spain (09/2002-03/2003)

Specimen size: 11.7 × 6.8 × 6.5 cm = 4.6” × 2.7” × 2.6”

Main crystal size: 4 × 3.2 cm = 1.6” × 1.3”

Fluorescent long & short UV




Baryte. Baryte.
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Goethite
Goethite. Front
Front
Goethite. Rear
Rear

NC96AF2: Crustal and stalactitic Goethite growths with dappled metallic iridescences with reddish and purple dominant shades. The sample is from a punctual find in a mine without acces currently, so, likely no new samples will be obtained from there.
La Lapilla Mine, La Lapilla, Alosno, Comarca El Andévalo, Huelva, Andalusia  Spain (03-04/2008)

Specimen size: 8.8 × 8.4 × 3.9 cm = 3.5” × 3.3” × 1.5”




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Goethite

ND86AF2: Botryoidal and stalactitic Goethite growths with dappled metallic iridescences with greenish, yellowish and reddish dominant shades. The sample is from a punctual find in a mine without acces currently, so, likely no new samples will be obtained from there.
La Lapilla Mine, La Lapilla, Alosno, Comarca El Andévalo, Huelva, Andalusia  Spain (03-04/2008)

Specimen size: 12.6 × 4.8 × 3.4 cm = 5.0” × 1.9” × 1.3”




Goethite. Front
Front
Goethite. Rear
Rear
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Goethite
Goethite. Front
Front
Goethite. Rear
Rear

NF27AF2: Botryoidal and stalactitic Goethite growths with dappled metallic iridescences with greenish, yellowish and reddish dominant shades. The sample is from a punctual find in a mine without acces currently, so, likely no new samples will be obtained from there.
La Lapilla Mine, La Lapilla, Alosno, Comarca El Andévalo, Huelva, Andalusia  Spain (03-04/2008)

Specimen size: 13.3 × 6.2 × 3.6 cm = 5.2” × 2.4” × 1.4”




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Covellite

FE16Z8: Aggregate, on matrix, of very well defined and bright Covellite microcrystals. They have an intense metallic blue iridescence. The sample is from a find in 1996. Subsequent finds have been sporadic, practically non-existent, either in that zone or the rest of the mine, which currently is now completely inactive.
Atalaya Cut, 14-16 level, Rio Tinto Mines, Minas de Riotinto, Comarca Cuenca Minera, Huelva, Andalusia  Spain (1996)

Specimen size: 6.7 × 5 × 4.4 cm = 2.6” × 2.0” × 1.7”

Former collection of Fermín Clemente




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

NH50AF0: Complete Gold nugget preserving rough octahedral crystalline forms, with relatively well preserved faces and edges.
Talarrubias / Casas de Don Pedro area, Comarca La Siberia, Badajoz, Extremadura  Spain

Specimen size: 1.6 × 1.3 × 0.4 cm = 0.6” × 0.5” × 0.2”

Weight: 3.6 grams



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Gold with Quartz

NG49AF0: Leafy masses on a white Quartz matrix of skeletal Gold crystals with molds that have preserved the shape of disappeared Quartz crystals.
Talarrubias / Casas de Don Pedro area, Comarca La Siberia, Badajoz, Extremadura  Spain

Specimen size: 1.6 × 1.5 × 1.9 cm = 0.6” × 0.6” × 0.7”

Weight: 3.4 grams



Gold with Quartz. Gold with Quartz.
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Gold
Gold. Front
Front
Gold. Rear
Rear

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



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Gold

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



Gold . Front
Front
Gold . Rear
Rear
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Gold on Quartz
Gold on Quartz. 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



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Pyromorphite

NC26AE3: 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: 2.9 × 2.4 × 2.5 cm = 1.1” × 0.9” × 1.0”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.5 cm = 0.4” × 0.2”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV




Pyromorphite. Front
Front
Pyromorphite. Side
Side
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Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite. Front
Front
Pyromorphite. Side
Side

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




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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




Pyromorphite.
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Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite. 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




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Mimetite specimens from Tharsis, Spain

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Mimetite

NA13AG0: Druse of Mimetite crystals on a rock matrix that resemble the English campylites, with a spheroidal shape but very well-defined faces and edges. They are bright, with a color between yellow and deep olive green. The sample is from a recent find at Tharsis.
Filón Sur open pit (external), Minas de Tharsis, Tharsis, Alosno, Comarca El Andévalo, Huelva, Andalusia  Spain (30/04/2017)

Specimen size: 3.2 × 3.2 × 1.9 cm = 1.3” × 1.3” × 0.7”

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




Mimetite. Mimetite.
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Mimetite
Mimetite. Mimetite.

ND16AG0: Druse of Mimetite crystals on a rock matrix that resemble the English campylites, with a spheroidal shape but very well-defined faces and edges. They are bright, with a color between yellow and deep olive green. The sample is from a recent find at Tharsis.
Filón Sur open pit (external), Minas de Tharsis, Tharsis, Alosno, Comarca El Andévalo, Huelva, Andalusia  Spain (30/04/2017)

Specimen size: 4.5 × 3.9 × 2.4 cm = 1.8” × 1.5” × 0.9”

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




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Mimetite

NB12AG0: Druse of Mimetite crystals on a rock matrix that resemble the English campylites, with a spheroidal shape but very well-defined faces and edges. They are bright, with a color between yellow and deep olive green. The sample is from a recent find at Tharsis.
Filón Sur open pit (external), Minas de Tharsis, Tharsis, Alosno, Comarca El Andévalo, Huelva, Andalusia  Spain (30/04/2017)

Specimen size: 4.6 × 2.3 × 3.3 cm = 1.8” × 0.9” × 1.3”

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




Mimetite. Mimetite.
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Mimetite
Mimetite. Mimetite.

NC14AG0: Druse of Mimetite crystals on a rock matrix that resemble the English campylites, with a spheroidal shape but very well-defined faces and edges. They are bright, with a color between yellow and deep olive green. The sample is from a recent find at Tharsis.
Filón Sur open pit (external), Minas de Tharsis, Tharsis, Alosno, Comarca El Andévalo, Huelva, Andalusia  Spain (30/04/2017)

Specimen size: 6 × 4 × 3.1 cm = 2.4” × 1.6” × 1.2”

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




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Mimetite
Mimetite

NF14AG0: Druse of Mimetite crystals on a rock matrix that resemble the English campylites, with a spheroidal shape but very well-defined faces and edges, and with a very intense uniform yellow color. The sample is from a recent find at Tharsis.
Filón Sur open pit (external), Minas de Tharsis, Tharsis, Alosno, Comarca El Andévalo, Huelva, Andalusia  Spain (11/2011)

Specimen size: 8.9 × 5.3 × 2.9 cm = 3.5” × 2.1” × 1.1”

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

Minor fluorescence short UV

Former collection of Fermín Clemente


Euro:140 / US$164 / Yen:18530 / AUD$211

Mimetite. Mimetite.
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Mimetite with Beudantite
Mimetite with Beudantite. Mimetite with Beudantite.

NR10AA3: 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 open pit, Minas de Tharsis, Tharsis, Alosno, Comarca El Andévalo, Huelva, Andalusia  Spain (09-10/2011)

Specimen size: 2.9 × 2.6 × 0.9 cm = 1.1” × 1.0” × 0.4”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.3 cm = 0.2” × 0.1”




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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 open pit, 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”




Mimetite with Beudantite. Mimetite with Beudantite.
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Iridiscent Goethite

If you want to know more about these Goethites please follow this link

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 open pit, 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 open pit, 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.

NR11AC2: Stalactitic botryoidal aggregate with intensely metallic-iridescent patinas, very bright and showing strongly contrasting coloration, with dominant reddish 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 open pit, Minas de Tharsis, Tharsis, Alosno, Comarca El Andévalo, Huelva, Andalusia  Spain (05-10/2007)

Specimen size: 7.9 × 5.2 × 2.6 cm = 3.1” × 2.0” × 1.0”




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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 open pit, 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”




Goethite.
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Goethite
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 open pit, 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”




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Prehnite from Carchelejo

An ophite quarry in Carchelejo, Jaén, Spain produced good Prehnite, some of which are intensely green, with spherical forms, and often associated with brilliant Augite.
The quarry is now closed, so new specimens are unlikely to be found in the future.

Prehnite

NG59AC9: Globular fan-shaped growths with visible faces, translucent, with a uniform clear green color and on an ophiolite matrix. The quarry has been closed and inaccessible for years.
Oficarsa Quarry, De las Culebras Hill, Carchelejo, Cárcheles, Comarca Sierra Mágina, Jaén, Andalusia  Spain (2002-2005)

Specimen size: 4.9 × 3.6 × 3.7 cm = 1.9” × 1.4” × 1.5”




Prehnite.
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Azurite from La Poderosa Mine

Azurite
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”




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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”




Azurite.
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Azurite
Azurite.

NM11AB9: 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: 3 × 2.3 × 1.7 cm = 1.2” × 0.9” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.2 cm = 0.2” × 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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Chrysocolla
Chrysocolla. Chrysocolla.

NR11AB5: Crust of botryoidal growths, with a great color, that cover a rocky matrix with small Quartz crystals. In our opinion these are the best Chrysocollas ever found in Spain. The sample has been analyzed and we’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
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: 5.6 × 5 × 2.8 cm = 2.2” × 2.0” × 1.1”




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Blue Quartz with Magnesioriebeckite

In the Ofite quarries in the provinces of Málaga and Jaén they find these blue Quartz, whose color is due to inclusions of Magnesioriebeckite. The crystals are often doubly terminated.

Blue Quartz with Magnesioriebeckite inclusions

N9HW1: Crystals with a dipyramidal shape, prism faces scarcely developed, good luster and bluish color due to inclusions of Magnesioriebeckite. They are on a serpentinite matrix.
Acedo Claim (Juanona Quarry), Juanona, Antequera, Comarca de Antequera, Málaga, Andalusia  Spain (2000)

Specimen size: 6 × 3.5 × 4.7 cm = 2.4” × 1.4” × 1.9”

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




Blue Quartz with Magnesioriebeckite inclusions. Blue Quartz with Magnesioriebeckite inclusions.
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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

N36XX3: Irregular aggregate, on matrix of crystals formed by a short prism and the pinacoide, with very well defined faces and edges and showing apple-green color and a very 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 (10/11-1997)

Specimen size: 8 × 5.3 × 3.7 cm = 3.1” × 2.1” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.6 cm = 0.3” × 0.2”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV




Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.
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Pyromorphite with Baryte
Pyromorphite with Baryte. 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




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Geoda del Túnel (11/1998)

Pyromorphite

N46JD0: Group of doubly terminated, prismatic crystals with multiple hexagonal terminations.
San Andrés Mine, Del Tunel pocket, Espiel, Comarca Valle del Guadiato, Córdoba, Andalusia  Spain (11/1998)

Specimen size: 2 × 1.8 × 1.2 cm = 0.8” × 0.7” × 0.5”




Pyromorphite.
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Central Spain


Celestine
Celestine. Front
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Celestine. Rear
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AQ62AF2: A group of Celestine crystals, one of them clearly dominant, with very sharp faces, clear, bright and with a uniform light blue color.
Serreta Llarga Quarry, Serreta Llarga, Fontcalent, Alicante/Alacant capital, Alicante/Alacant, Comarca Campo de Alicante, Alacant/Alicante, Valencian Community  Spain

Specimen size: 3.4 × 2 × 1.8 cm = 1.3” × 0.8” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 3.4 × 1.4 cm = 1.3” × 0.6”

Minor fluorescence short UV




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Bavenite with smoky Quartz and Feldspar

NX63AA7: Isolated Bavenite crystal with polycrystalline growths on its faces. It has a good luster, with an ivory-white color and is implanted on a Feldspar matrix coated by epitaxial Quartz crystals, with scattered 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 (2005)

Specimen size: 6.1 × 4.8 × 2.8 cm = 2.4” × 1.9” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.7 cm = 0.3” × 0.3”




Bavenite with smoky Quartz and Feldspar. Bavenite with smoky Quartz and Feldspar.
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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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Cinnabar with Mercury

NT11AE2: Aggregate of crystals with very well defined faces and edges, very bright and with a vivid color. They are on a matrix of fine grained Cinnabar and have native Mercury impregnations. Crystallized Cinnabar is not very rare in El Entredicho but it is less common than at the Almadén Mine, in the same district but better known.
El Entredicho Mine, Almadenejos, Comarca Valle de Alcudia, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain

Specimen size: 8.5 × 5.4 × 3.5 cm = 3.3” × 2.1” × 1.4”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.3 cm = 0.2” × 0.1”




Cinnabar with Mercury. Cinnabar with Mercury.
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Clinozoisite-Epidote with Prehnite, Microcline and Quartz
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.

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”




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Stokesite from the La Saludadora Quarry

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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




Stokesite with Albite and Muscovite.
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Stokesite with Albite and Muscovite
Stokesite with Albite and Muscovite.

NY46Z6: Very sharp Stokesite crystal, 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: 0.9 × 0.9 × 0.9 cm = 0.4” × 0.4” × 0.4”

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

Minor fluorescence short UV




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El Horcajo Pyromorphite

During the last century a mine at El Horcajo, Ciudad Real, produced great Pyromorphite with a very large variety of forms. Specimens from the locality are very well represented in major European Museums. Unfortunately little of this material is available and it is very difficult to get hold of specimen from this mine. We obtained a few small specimens from an old Spanish collection and we are able to offer them :

Pyromorphite

EP86AE2: Very elongated, doubly terminated and complete crystal with parallel growths, translucent and bright with an intense olive green color. The crystal is very much longer than usual for El Horcajo samples. This miniature is a Spanish classic, different than usual and of excellent quality.
El Horcajo Mines, El Horcajo, Almodóvar del Campo, Comarca Campo de Calatrava, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (±1910)

Specimen size: 3.3 × 0.8 × 0.6 cm = 1.3” × 0.3” × 0.2”




Pyromorphite. Front
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Northern Spain


Beryl (variety emerald) with Phlogopite
Beryl (variety emerald) with Phlogopite. Front
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Beryl (variety emerald) with Phlogopite. Rear
Rear

NV6AF2: Thick tabular Beryl (emerald variety) crystal a distinct hexagonal shape, with inclusions of leafy Phlogopite aggregates.
Emerald Deposit, A Franqueira, A Cañiza, Comarca Paradanta, Pontevedra, Galicia  Spain

Specimen size: 3.8 × 3.1 × 1.8 cm = 1.5” × 1.2” × 0.7”




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Cinnabar with Calcite

NG26AF2: Sharp rhombohedral Cinnabar crystals on matrix. They have an intense red color and have hoppered growths with very small Quartz crystals.
Escarlati Mine, level 3, Puerto de las Señales, Maraña, Comarca Montaña Oriental, León, Castile and León  Spain (2007)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 4.8 × 3.5 cm = 2.5” × 1.9” × 1.4”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.8 cm = 0.4” × 0.3”




Cinnabar with Calcite. Cinnabar with Calcite.
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Cinnabar with Calcite
Cinnabar with Calcite. Front
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Cinnabar with Calcite. Top
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Cinnabar with Calcite.

NH46AF2: Rhombohedral Cinnabar crystals on matrix. They have an intense red color and their faces and edges are very well defined, , with some hoppered faces that have small Quartz crystals inside of them.
Escarlati Mine, level 3, Puerto de las Señales, Maraña, Comarca Montaña Oriental, León, Castile and León  Spain (2007)

Specimen size: 8.8 × 7.8 × 4.5 cm = 3.5” × 3.1” × 1.8”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.6 cm = 0.3” × 0.2”




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Smithsonite after Calcite

NF56AF2: Smithsonite growths pseudomorphous after scalenohedral Calcite crystals. The color is between brown and yellow and their edges are bordered by botryoidal growths which are partially coated by white Hemimorphite. In spite of the fact that the Smithsonite and the Hemimorphite from this mine are well known, to our knowledge there are no references about these Smithsonite-Calcite pseudomorphs.
Argayón Mine, Robriguero, Panes, Peñamellera Baja, Comarca Oriente, Asturias  Spain (12/2016)

Specimen size: 11.3 × 9.4 × 5.6 cm = 4.4” × 3.7” × 2.2”

Main crystal size: 6.6 × 4.5 cm = 2.6” × 1.8”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV




Smithsonite after Calcite. Smithsonite after Calcite.
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Smithsonite after Calcite with Hemimorphite
Smithsonite after Calcite with Hemimorphite.

NG56AF0: A novelty at MineralExpo Sants (Barcelona) 2017. Smithsonite replacing Calcite crystals. It is yellowish and partially coated by small white Hemimorphite crystals. Both the Smithsonite and the Hemimorphite have been analyzed and we’ll send a copy of the analyses to the buyer.
Herrerías area, Comarca Saja-Nansa, Cantabria  Spain (2016)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 6 × 3 cm = 2.4” × 2.4” × 1.2”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 1.1 cm = 0.7” × 0.4”

Minor fluorescence short UV




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Smithsonite after Calcite with Hemimorphite

NH13AF0: A novelty at MineralExpo Sants (Barcelona) 2017. Smithsonite replacing Calcite crystals. It is yellowish and partially coated by small white Hemimorphite crystals. Both the Smithsonite and the Hemimorphite have been analyzed and we’ll send a copy of the analyses to the buyer.
Herrerías area, Comarca Saja-Nansa, Cantabria  Spain (2016)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 3.9 × 3.2 cm = 2.5” × 1.5” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 0.8 cm = 0.7” × 0.3”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV




Smithsonite after Calcite with Hemimorphite.
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Smithsonite after Calcite with Hemimorphite
Smithsonite after Calcite with Hemimorphite.

NK14AF0: A novelty at MineralExpo Sants (Barcelona) 2017. Smithsonite replacing Calcite crystals. It is yellowish and partially coated by small white Hemimorphite crystals. Both the Smithsonite and the Hemimorphite have been analyzed and we’ll send a copy of the analyses to the buyer.
Herrerías area, Comarca Saja-Nansa, Cantabria  Spain (2016)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 5.8 × 2.7 cm = 2.5” × 2.3” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 3.4 × 2.2 cm = 1.3” × 0.9”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV




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Smithsonite after Calcite with Hemimorphite

NL16AE8: A novelty at MineralExpo Sants (Barcelona) 2017. Aggregate of Smithsonite replacing and partially coating Calcite crystals. It is yellowish and partially coated by small white Hemimorphite crystals. Both the Smithsonite and the Hemimorphite have been analyzed and we’ll send a copy of the analyses to the buyer.
Herrerías area, Comarca Saja-Nansa, Cantabria  Spain (2016)

Specimen size: 7.1 × 5 × 4.4 cm = 2.8” × 2.0” × 1.7”

Main crystal size: 2.8 × 2 cm = 1.1” × 0.8”

Minor fluorescence short UV




Smithsonite after Calcite with Hemimorphite. Smithsonite after Calcite with Hemimorphite.
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Smithsonite after Calcite with Hemimorphite
Smithsonite after Calcite with Hemimorphite. Front
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Smithsonite after Calcite with Hemimorphite. Side
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Smithsonite after Calcite with Hemimorphite.

NV86AE8: A novelty at MineralExpo Sants (Barcelona) 2017. Aggregate of Smithsonite replacing and partially coating Calcite crystals. It is yellowish and partially coated by small white Hemimorphite crystals. Both the Smithsonite and the Hemimorphite have been analyzed and we’ll send a copy of the analyses to the buyer.
Herrerías area, Comarca Saja-Nansa, Cantabria  Spain (2016)

Specimen size: 8 × 5.5 × 3.7 cm = 3.1” × 2.2” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 2.9 × 2.1 cm = 1.1” × 0.8”

Minor fluorescence short UV




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Calcite with Dolomite

ND7AF0: A complex crystal with many faces, among which are those of the acute rhombohedra and shortened scalenohedra which 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

Specimen size: 7.8 × 4.4 × 5.3 cm = 3.1” × 1.7” × 2.1”

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

Minor fluorescence short UV




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




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Calcite with Dolomite

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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




Calcite with Dolomite. Front
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Calcite
Calcite. Front
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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




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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”




Calcite with Dolomite. Calcite with Dolomite.
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Sphalerite with Galena, Quartz and Calcite
Sphalerite with Galena, Quartz and Calcite. Sphalerite with Galena, Quartz and Calcite.

ND10X7: Aggregates of complex equant crystals, translucent, bright, and with a very deep dark honey color. On matrix, with Calcite and small Quartz crystals. It has been discovered in a recent find at an abandoned mine, well known for Calcite and Baryte and now offering these Sphalerite samples of very much better quality than all previously known.
María Jesús Mine (Lobeto Mine), Sol Viejo, Cabanzón, Herrerías, Comarca Saja-Nansa, Cantabria  Spain (2012-2013)

Specimen size: 5.2 × 3.8 × 3.3 cm = 2.0” × 1.5” × 1.3”

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

Calcite minor fluorescence long & short UV




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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, Comarca Saja-Nansa, 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”

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Baryte with Calcite

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”




Baryte with Calcite. Front
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Baryte
Baryte. 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”

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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”




Baryte with Calcite, Dolomite and Fluorite. Baryte with Calcite, Dolomite and Fluorite.
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Baryte with Dolomite
Baryte with Dolomite. Front
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Baryte with Dolomite. Top
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VT56V9: Very aerial tabular crystals of Baryte, sharp and with very well defined faces and edges, a pale blue color and on a matrix of white crystals of Dolomite.
Moscona Mine, El Llano, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Comarca Avilés, Asturias  Spain (1990-2000)

Specimen size: 10.7 × 6.3 × 4 cm = 4.2” × 2.5” × 1.6”

Main crystal size: 2.1 × 1.9 cm = 0.8” × 0.7”

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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
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Quartz with Hydrocarbon inclusions. Rear
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TC87AE2: Aggregate of doubly terminated crystals, one of them clearly dominant, that are very bright and have spherical hydrocarbon inclusions, small but very well defined. A Spanish classic of great quality.
La Cabaña, Berbes mining area, Valdelmar, Berbes, Ribadesella, Comarca Oriente, Asturias  Spain

Specimen size: 5.6 × 5.5 × 3.6 cm = 2.2” × 2.2” × 1.4”

Main crystal size: 5.5 × 3.9 cm = 2.2” × 1.5”

Hydrocarbons fluorescent long & short UV



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Quartz with Hydrocarbon inclusions

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



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



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Doubly terminated Quartz with inclusions and Baryte

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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Baryte with Dolomite
Baryte with Dolomite. Front
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Baryte with Dolomite. Rear
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NQ59X9: Floater group of very sharp Baryte crystals, one of them clearly dominant, translucent, with inclusions and partially coated by a thin layer of small Dolomite crystals. Different.
Aizpea claim, Cerain Mines, Zerain, Comarca Goyerri, Gipuzkoa/Guipúzcoa, Euskadi  Spain (1999)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 3.1 × 1.8 cm = 2.5” × 1.2” × 0.7”

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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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Pyrite

NA66T8: A novelty at Expominer (Barcelona) 2011. A crystal on matrix with an unusual flattened morphology, which is quite uncommon for Navajún. The edges, sharp and perfect, are completely natural and the crystal has been consolidated on its matrix to avoid its possible detachment.
Ampliación a Victoria Mine, level 1, Navajún, Comarca Cervera, La Rioja  Spain (04-05/2011)

Specimen size: 5.4 × 1.8 × 6.1 cm = 2.1” × 0.7” × 2.4”

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 1.1 × 2.1 cm = 0.5” × 0.4” × 0.8”




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Mimetite with Galena and Baryte
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”




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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



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



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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



Mimetite with Galena and Baryte. Mimetite with Galena and Baryte.
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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”


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Sphalerite.
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Sphalerite on Dolomite
Sphalerite on Dolomite. Sphalerite on Dolomite.
Sphalerite on Dolomite

NT86AF2: Complex Sphalerite crystals with very well defined faces and edges, with an intense and uniform honey color and on a matrix with white Dolomite crystals.
The sample is from the Jaume Vilalta collection, whose label we’ll send to the buyer
Las Mánforas Mine, Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria  Spain (1994)

Specimen size: 4.6 × 4.3 × 3.2 cm = 1.8” × 1.7” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.8 cm = 0.4” × 0.3”




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Sphalerite with Dolomite

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”




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




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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”




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

ME92AF2: Aggregate of complex Sphalerite crystals, very rich in faces that combine smooth and rough surfaces. The crystals, bright and between translucent and transparent, have a very intense orange color, easily visible with intense lightning.
Las Mánforas Mine, Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria  Spain

Specimen size: 9.3 × 7.8 × 4.8 cm = 3.7” × 3.1” × 1.9”

Main crystal size: 4.1 × 3.1 cm = 1.6” × 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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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)

NH11S6: Sceptered Quartz amethyst with a very intense color, from a quarry located in the Montseny Mountains area near Barcelona.
Mas Sever Quarry, Massabè (Mas Ceber), Sils, Comarca La Selva, Girona/Gerona, Catalonia  Spain (10/2005)

Specimen size: 4.1 × 2.7 × 1.7 cm = 1.6” × 1.1” × 0.7”




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

NH9S6: Sceptered Quartz amethyst from the finds of a few years ago, when the workings of the new high-speed train (AVE) crossed a mineralized area of the Montseny Mountains near Barcelona.
Soliva Quarry (AVE Quarry works), Can Sala, Riudarenes, Comarca La Selva, Girona/Gerona, Catalonia  Spain (08/2005)

Specimen size: 6.1 × 3.6 × 2.9 cm = 2.4” × 1.4” × 1.1”




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Quartz (variety amethyst) with Microcline

NG12S6: Quartz amethyst from the finds of a few years ago, when the workings of the new high-speed train (AVE) crossed a mineralized area of the Montseny Mountains near Barcelona.
Soliva Quarry (AVE Quarry works), Can Sala, Riudarenes, Comarca La Selva, Girona/Gerona, Catalonia  Spain (07/2006)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 5.3 × 2.5 cm = 2.4” × 2.1” × 1.0”




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

NP58M9: The crystal has a very deep smoky color, with a very sharp phantom growth. It has contact zones on the lower side.
Mas Sever Quarry, Massabè (Mas Ceber), Sils, Comarca La Selva, Girona/Gerona, Catalonia  Spain (2005)

Specimen size: 5.3 × 3.9 × 3.2 cm = 2.1” × 1.5” × 1.3”




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

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”




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Villamanínite

Villamanínite with Calcite

NE62AE3: 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.
Providencia Mine (La Divina Providencia), La Foceja, Villanueva de Pontedo, Cármenes (Villamanín), Comarca Los Argüellos, León, Castile and León  Spain (2010-2011)

Specimen size: 2.9 × 2.6 × 2 cm = 1.1” × 1.0” × 0.8”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.3 cm = 0.2” × 0.1”

Type locality




Villamanínite with Calcite. Villamanínite with Calcite.
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Villamanínite with Calcite
Villamanínite with Calcite. 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.
Providencia Mine (La Divina Providencia), La Foceja, Villanueva de Pontedo, Cármenes (Villamanín), Comarca Los Argüellos, 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”

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Eugui

The Eugui quarry in Navarra is famous for its specimens of twinned, transparent or translucent Dolomite. While the quarry is still active, specimens are only found from time to time. In 1997 to 1998 a significant number were found and over the last few years a few more have appeared.

Twinned Dolomite
Twinned Dolomite

SA96AC1: Aggregate of crystals formed by the positive and the negative rhombohedron, twinned, very sharp and transparent. They have grown on a first generation of translucent white rhombohedrons of the same Dolomite. This kind of twin is very uncommon at Eugui, so, historically, they have been very appreciated by collectors.
Asturreta Quarry, Eugui, Esteríbar, Comarca Auñamendi, Navarre  Spain (±1965)

Specimen size: 14.5 × 11.4 × 8.7 cm = 5.7” × 4.5” × 3.4”

Main crystal size: 5 × 4.2 cm = 2.0” × 1.7”

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani

Ex Sorbonne (UPMC) Museum



Twinned Dolomite. Twinned Dolomite.
Twinned Dolomite.
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Magnesite with Dolomite
Magnesite with Dolomite. Magnesite with Dolomite.

M46JN6: On this piece white Dolomite rhombohedrons and lenticular yellowish crystals of Magnesite have grown together. We especially note the rare richness of Magnesite crystals in the sample.
Azcárate Quarry, Eugui, Esteríbar, Comarca Auñamendi, Navarre  Spain (1999)

Specimen size: 10 × 8.8 × 5.7 cm = 3.9” × 3.5” × 2.2”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1 cm = 0.6” × 0.4”




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Fluellite with Metavariscite

NC11L4: Very interesting sample of Fluellite partially coated, on the base, by a thin white layer of Crandallite. The characteristic light violet color is seen and the Fluellite is positioned on a covering of green yellowish Metavariscite in small globular aggregates. All on a black carbonaceous slate matrix. In the deposit one can find Fluellite totally replaced by Crandallite.
Azcárate Quarry, Eugui, Esteríbar, Comarca Auñamendi, Navarre  Spain (1998-2000)

Specimen size: 7.7 × 6.5 × 2.9 cm = 3.0” × 2.6” × 1.1”

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




Fluellite with Metavariscite.
Fluellite with Metavariscite.
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