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We have used this page to offer specimens that do not fully reach the strict criteria that Jordi uses for the ones shown on the other pages of the Fabre Minerals site. So it is less formal than the rest of the site, although Jordi will still keep an eye on it.

We will regularly add competitively priced specimens with all the data we normally provide: species, locality, date found, description and other relevant information. All this is so that clients can see interesting specimens at good prices.

The structure of the page aims to reflect that of the rest of the web site and to be fully linked with it, but it will have a rhythm of updates and form that is different from the other pages.

We hope that it will please you and that you will find specimens on it that are a good fit with your existing collection.

Jordi Deusedes and Xavi

 

 

EXPRESS SPECIMENS

This section aims to add specimens frequently, in a way that is quicker for us and that ensures very reasonable prices

Bulgaria

Pyromorphite with Quartz  

 

 

Pyromorphite with Quartz

TT62V8

From an old and abandoned Bulgarian locality, these individual brown crystals of Pyromorphite look nice perched on the white Quartz matrix.
Something unusual and with some beauty too.

Pyromorphite with Quartz. Pyromorphite with Quartz.

Pcheloyad Mine, level 200, Momchilgrad Obshtina, Kardzhali Oblast
Bulgaria


Specimen size: 4.7 × 1.7 × 1.4 cm = 1.9” × 0.7” × 0.6”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.1 cm = 0.2” × 0.0”

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  Pyromorphite with Quartz

Pcheloyad Mine, level 200, Momchilgrad Obshtina, Kardzhali Oblast
Bulgaria


Specimen size: 5.1 × 2.1 × 1 cm = 2.0” × 0.8” × 0.4”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.1 cm = 0.2” × 0.0”

Pyromorphite with Quartz. Pyromorphite with Quartz.
Pyromorphite with Quartz

TR63V8

From an old and abandoned Bulgarian locality, these individual brown crystals of Pyromorphite look nice perched on the white Quartz matrix.
Something unusual and with some beauty too.

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Pyromorphite with Quartz  

 

 

Pyromorphite with Quartz

TV64V8

From an old and abandoned Bulgarian locality, these individual brown crystals of Pyromorphite look nice perched on the white Quartz matrix.
Something unusual and with some beauty too.

Pyromorphite with Quartz. Front
Front
Pyromorphite with Quartz. Rear
Rear

Pcheloyad Mine, level 200, Momchilgrad Obshtina, Kardzhali Oblast
Bulgaria


Specimen size: 3.9 × 3.5 × 2 cm = 1.5” × 1.4” × 0.8”

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

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  Pyromorphite with Quartz

Pcheloyad Mine, level 200, Momchilgrad Obshtina, Kardzhali Oblast
Bulgaria


Specimen size: 5.9 × 4.1 × 3.1 cm = 2.3” × 1.6” × 1.2”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.3 cm = 0.3” × 0.1”

Pyromorphite with Quartz. Pyromorphite with Quartz.
Pyromorphite with Quartz

TY64V8

From an old and abandoned Bulgarian locality, these individual brown crystals of Pyromorphite look nice perched on the white Quartz matrix.
Something unusual and with some beauty too.

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Pyromorphite with Quartz  

 

 

Pyromorphite with Quartz

TA36V8

From an old and abandoned Bulgarian locality, these individual brown crystals of Pyromorphite look nice perched on the white Quartz matrix.
Something unusual and with some beauty too.

Pyromorphite with Quartz. Pyromorphite with Quartz.

Pcheloyad Mine, level 200, Momchilgrad Obshtina, Kardzhali Oblast
Bulgaria


Specimen size: 3.8 × 3.6 × 1.9 cm = 1.5” × 1.4” × 0.7”

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

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Preguiça Mine

Descloizite is a mineral not well known in good quality specimens from the European continent. Even considering that the Preguiça Mine, in Portugal, was known for years for its Descloizite and a wide variety of zinc minerals, the quality of the samples was not especially high because the crystals were too small or not esthetic.

Between 2005 and 2006 groups of collectors from Huelva (Spain) were intensely working that mine and finally found some pockets with specimens of Descloizite of high quality, some of them particularly esthetic (and scarce) stalactitic or columnar and associated with white Calcite.
In our opinion these specimens can be considered as the best Descloizites found in Europe.

Just to be certain, we analyzed them and the analysis proved that they are definitely Descloizite. To be more exact, slightly copper rich Descloizite, but the mineral species is Descloizite. We will send a copy of this analysis to our customers who buy this material.

  Descloizite with Calcite

Preguiça Mine, Sobral da Adiça, Moura, Beja District
Portugal


2005-2006

Specimen size: 7.7 × 3.8 × 2.7 cm = 3.0” × 1.5” × 1.1”

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

Descloizite with Calcite. Descloizite with Calcite.
Descloizite with Calcite

NZ63V8

Very aerial and esthetic columnar growths of small but extraordinarily defined and bright crystals. Those are dipyramidal and have very well defined faces and edges and most of them are doubly terminated. The matrix is a group of crystals of white Calcite.

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Descloizite  

 

 

Descloizite

NY6V8

Group on matrix of Limonite of small, very bright crystals, a lot of them doubly terminated, that form sharp dipyramids.

Descloizite. Descloizite.

Preguiça Mine, Sobral da Adiça, Moura, Beja District
Portugal


2005-2006

Specimen size: 10.3 × 6.5 × 4.2 cm = 4.1” × 2.6” × 1.7”

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

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SAMPLES FROM THE PREVIOUS EDITIONS
OF EXPRESS SPECIMENS

Argentina

  Hematite after Magnetite (variety martite)

Payún Matru Volcano, Malargüe, Malargüe Department, Mendoza Province
Argentina


2008

Specimen size: 5.6 × 5.5 × 4.2 cm = 2.2” × 2.2” × 1.7”

Hematite after Magnetite (variety martite). Front
Front
Hematite after Magnetite (variety martite). Rear
Rear

TG14Q4

Parallel and skeletal growths of octahedral crystals, pseudomorphs after Magnetite, and almost completely covered by a second generation of laminar and bright crystals of Hematite.

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Doubly terminated Quartz (variety amethyst)  

 

 

EV16H2

Doubly terminated floater. The color is deeper at the terminations, whose luster is also more intense than in the other faces. The crystal grew on other small crystals of Quartz (amethyst)

Doubly terminated Quartz (variety amethyst). Front
Front
Doubly terminated Quartz (variety amethyst). Side
Side

Don Nicolás Mine, Villa Rafael Benegas (Villa Benegas), Mina Clavero, San Alberto Department, Córdoba Province
Argentina


01-06/2002

Specimen size: 5.2 × 3.3 × 2.8 cm = 2.0” × 1.3” × 1.1”

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Brazil

  Smoky Quartz

Sâo Geraldo do Baixio, Minas Gerais
Brazil


09/2002

Specimen size: 9 × 5 × 7 cm = 3.5” × 2.0” × 2.8”

Smoky Quartz.

MC14F5

One can see different crystals that have grown in various directions. To me it looks like it is the very complex crystallization that gives the specimen so many faces, which means that any movement creates numerous reflections. It is a very original floater with zones of smoky color and multi-colored reflection from its interior.

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France

Quartz (variety faden)  

 

 

B9RV6

Group of elongated, clear and shiny crystals, with "faden" growths in them.

Quartz (variety faden).

Lignarre Valley, Bourg d'Oisans, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
France


1991

Specimen size: 6.3 × 5.2 × 3.4 cm = 2.5” × 2.0” × 1.3”

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  Quartz (variety faden)

Lignarre Valley, Bourg d'Oisans, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
France


1991

Specimen size: 7.7 × 6.6 × 1.7 cm = 3.0” × 2.6” × 0.7”

Quartz (variety faden). Front
Front
Quartz (variety faden). Rear
Rear

R57FV6

Very unusual distorted Quartz, extra-flat and apparently with broken areas, although "in person" it is clear that all faces are complete and undamaged.

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Mexico

Rosasite  

 

 

TJ66S2

Botryoidal aggregate of Rosasite of intense greenish-blue on Limonite matrix. A recent discovery at the classic Ojuela mine.

Rosasite. Front
Front
Rosasite. Side
Side

Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango
Mexico


2010

Specimen size: 6.4 × 6.2 × 6.3 cm = 2.5” × 2.4” × 2.5”

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  Adamite

Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango
Mexico


Zoned fluorescence long & short UV

Specimen size: 3.6 × 1.9 × 1 cm = 1.4” × 0.7” × 0.4”

Adamite. Front
Front
Adamite. Side
Side

TM60L2

The crystal growth of this specimen inside a tight cavity makes it different from other Adamites. Formed by two fan-shaped groups of Adamite crystals, nearly perpendicular, this specimen shows marked triangular terminal faces.

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Morocco

Linarite with Brochantite  

 

 

EK64H2

An infinity of fans and needles of Brochantite cover the sample with Linarite, partially covered, on a second plane.

Linarite with Brochantite.

Goulmima, Er Rachidia, Er Rachidia Province, Meknès-Tafilalet Region
Morocco


2003

Specimen size: 7.5 × 7.3 × 3 cm = 3.0” × 2.9” × 1.2”

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Pakistan

  Brookite with Quartz and Albite

Zard Mountain, Ras Koh Mountains, Kharan, Kharan District, Balochistan (Baluchistan)
Pakistan


2004

Specimen size: 4.6 × 3.5 × 2 cm = 1.8” × 1.4” × 0.8”

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

Brookite with Quartz and Albite. Brookite with Quartz and Albite.

MZ76H2

Translucent and of nice color, the Brookite crystals, incomplete but unbroken, sit on a bed of Quartz and Albite crystals. Some of the Quartz crystals have green inclusions enhancing the specimen.

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Portugal

Fluorapatite  

 

 

NB11M7

A group of two violet crystals, with zoned color and a cluster of small crystals on its side. On the back, there is a neat contact. The crystals have small damage on the edges.

Fluorapatite.

Minas da Panasqueira, level 2, Aldeia de São Francisco de Assis, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Cova da Beira, Centro
Portugal


Minor fluorescence short UV

Specimen size: 2.2 × 1.8 × 1.2 cm = 0.9” × 0.7” × 0.5”

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

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  Descloizite after Vanadinite

Preguiça Mine, Sobral da Adiça, Moura, Beja District
Portugal


2006

Specimen size: 6.3 × 5 × 3 cm = 2.5” × 2.0” × 1.2”

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

Descloizite after Vanadinite. Descloizite after Vanadinite.

NH9N7

The Preguiça Mine is currently well known and the species from there well described. Anyway, an unusual find was made there in 2006, a pseudomorph of Descloizite after Vanadinite. The analysis we did shows only Descloizite but the crystal form is without doubt that of former Vanadinite.

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Descloizite after Vanadinite  

 

 

NM58N7

The Preguiça Mine is currently well known and the species from there well described. Anyway, an unusual find was made there in 2006, a pseudomorph of Descloizite after Vanadinite. The analysis we did shows only Descloizite but the crystal form is without doubt that of former Vanadinite.

Descloizite after Vanadinite. Descloizite after Vanadinite.

Preguiça Mine, Sobral da Adiça, Moura, Beja District
Portugal


2006

Specimen size: 7.2 × 6.3 × 2.6 cm = 2.8” × 2.5” × 1.0”

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

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  Descloizite after Vanadinite

Preguiça Mine, Sobral da Adiça, Moura, Beja District
Portugal


2006

Specimen size: 8.5 × 6.4 × 3.1 cm = 3.3” × 2.5” × 1.2”

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

Descloizite after Vanadinite. Descloizite after Vanadinite.

NP8N7

The Preguiça Mine is currently well known and the species from there well described. Anyway, an unusual find was made there in 2006, a pseudomorph of Descloizite after Vanadinite. The analysis we did shows only Descloizite but the crystal form is without doubt that of former Vanadinite.

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Spain

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.

Fluellite with Metavariscite.
Fluellite with Metavariscite.

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”

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Quartz from Sils

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 Sils Quartz please follow this link

  Smoky Quartz with Microcline and Albite

Soliva Quarry (AVE Quarry works), Can Sala, Riudarenes, Comarca La Selva, Girona/Gerona, Catalonia
Spain


2005

Specimen size: 7 × 4.2 × 3.8 cm = 2.8” × 1.7” × 1.5”

Smoky Quartz with Microcline and Albite.

NF10S6

Smoky Quartz 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.

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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.

Sceptered Quartz (variety amethyst) with smoky Quartz.

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

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.

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.

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Sceptered Quartz (variety amethyst)  

 

 

NH11S6

Sceptered Quartz amethyst with a very intense color, from a quarry located in the Montseny Mountains area near Barcelona.

Sceptered Quartz (variety amethyst).

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”

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Barytes from Beltraneja Mine

  Baryte

El Telegrama adit, La Beltraneja concession, Cortijuelo Mines, Bacares, Comarca Valle del Almanzora, Almería, Andalusia
Spain


Fluorescent long & short UV

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”

Baryte. 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)

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USA

Pottsite and Clinobisvanite  

 

 

T87BS4

Fine example of this very rare vanadate of lead and bismuth (only three localities in the world, two in Nevada) from the type locality. It is with another rare related species, Clinobisvanite, which is easy to distinguish from the Pottsite either by its reddish color or by its fluorescence.

Pottsite and Clinobisvanite.

Linka Mine, Spencer Hot Springs, Lander County, Nevada
USA

Clinobisvanite fluorescent short UV
Type locality

±2000

Specimen size: 2.3 × 1.6 × 1 cm = 0.9” × 0.6” × 0.4”

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