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This page gathers together the specimens that, because of their quality, rarity or interesting locality,
we wish to maintain on our web site as reference specimens although they have been sold.

AUSTRIA


Doubly terminated Diopside
Doubly terminated Diopside. Front
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Doubly terminated Diopside. Rear
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Doubly terminated Diopside

TA47F6: A European classic that is very hard to get. The large fine crystals are doubly terminated and an excellent color.
There are two labels with it, one from the R.M. Wilke collection (nº 1054) and the other from the dealer Filer (Redlands, California)
Diopside rift (Schwarzenstein), Ochsner-Rotkopf Massif, Zemmgrund, Zillertal, North Tyrol, Tyrol/Tirol  Austria

Specimen size: 10 × 2.7 × 2.3 cm = 3.9” × 1.1” × 0.9”

Almandine

VB26G5: A classic specimen which, aside its esthetical quality, has the feature that it has very well-defined crystals, free of damage and totally natural, without the polishing so frequently seen on the Tyrolean samples to make them more esthetic.
Gaisberg Valley, Obergurgl, Gurgler Valley, Ötz Valley, North Tyrol, Tyrol/Tirol  Austria

Specimen size: 7.5 × 5.8 × 4.5 cm = 3.0” × 2.3” × 1.8”

Main crystal size: 4 × 3.5 cm = 1.6” × 1.4”

Almandine. Front
Front
Almandine. Side
Side
Epidote with Byssolite
Epidote with Byssolite. Front
Front
Epidote with Byssolite. Rear
Rear
Epidote with Byssolite.

EA64N8: A novelty in Ste. Marie 2009. Group of crystals, most of them doubly terminated, of excellent transparency and luster and a very deep color. They are on matrix, with Actinolite (Byssolite). From a recent find in probably the most classical locality for the species.
Knappenwand, Knappenwand area, Untersulzbach Valley, Hohe Tauern, Salzburg  Austria (03/2009)

Specimen size: 6 × 3.9 × 2 cm = 2.4” × 1.5” × 0.8”

Main crystal size: 4.4 × 0.5 cm = 1.7” × 0.2”

Epidote with Byssolite

EB61N8: A novelty in Ste. Marie 2009. Excellent sample, a group of long prismatic crystals with very good terminations. They have notable transparency and luster, and a very deep color. They are on matrix, with Actinolite (Byssolite). We must point out the very noticeable bending of the main crystal at the left, with a continuous curvature on the center one. From a recent find in probably the most classical locality for the species.
Knappenwand, Knappenwand area, Untersulzbach Valley, Hohe Tauern, Salzburg  Austria (03/2009)

Specimen size: 8.4 × 2.3 × 2.2 cm = 3.3” × 0.9” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 7.3 × 1.3 cm = 2.9” × 0.5”

Epidote with Byssolite. Front
Front
Epidote with Byssolite. Rear
Rear
Hematite with Muscovite and Clinochlore
Hematite with Muscovite and Clinochlore. Front
Front
Hematite with Muscovite and Clinochlore. Top
Top

EC86R3: Parallel growth of sharp and bright laminar crystals of Hematite, on matrix, with Muscovite and Clinochlore. We especially note the Austrian locality, very uncommon.
Mörchner area, Zemmgrund, Ziller Valley, North Tyrol, Tyrol/Tirol  Austria (1991)

Specimen size: 4 × 2.2 × 1.7 cm = 1.6” × 0.9” × 0.7”


BELGIUM


Twinned Calcite
Twinned Calcite

ET27AA4: Aggregate of lenticular Calcite crystals, the largest with the prism faces more developed. The crystals are translucent, their color is between yellow and orange and they have a gray color zoning. As in so many specimens in this collection, the sample is of great quality for the locality.
La Sambre Quarry, Landelies, Montigny-le-Tilleul, Hainaut Province, Wallonia Region  Belgium

Specimen size: 7.4 × 5.7 × 3.1 cm = 2.9” × 2.2” × 1.2”

Main crystal size: 3.6 × 3.4 cm = 1.4” × 1.3”

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani

Twinned Calcite. Front
Front
Twinned Calcite. Light behind
Light behind
Twinned Calcite. Top
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BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA


Hyalophane (Series)
Hyalophane (Series).

TH12H7: Group of very well-defined and bright crystals. They have a high degree of transparency and on both sides, more clearly at the left, the Baveno twin, typical of alkaline Feldspars, is present.
Zagradski Potok Mine, Zagradski Creek, Busovača, Central Bosnia, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina  Bosnia-Herzegovina (2004)

Specimen size: 3.5 × 3.3 × 2.2 cm = 1.4” × 1.3” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 2.3 × 1.4 cm = 0.9” × 0.6”

Hyalophane (Series)

TZ90H9: A floater group of crystals from the classic locality of Busovaca, practically the only one for good quality specimens of this species. Crystals have very obvious double Baveno-Manebach twins, and they are translucent and bright.
Zagradski Potok Mine, Zagradski Creek, Busovača, Central Bosnia, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina  Bosnia-Herzegovina (2004)

Specimen size: 6.8 × 6.1 × 4.8 cm = 2.7” × 2.4” × 1.9”

Hyalophane (Series). Front
Front
Hyalophane (Series). Top
Top
Hyalophane (Series) on Quartz (variety smoky)
Hyalophane (Series) on Quartz (variety smoky). Hyalophane (Series) on Quartz (variety smoky).

TB46G0: A group of prismatic crystals, with very good luster and definition of forms. It is attached to a matrix of Quartz, something that we had never seen before.
Zagradski Potok Mine, Zagradski Creek, Busovača, Central Bosnia, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina  Bosnia-Herzegovina (2004)

Specimen size: 7.5 × 6.3 × 3.3 cm = 3.0” × 2.5” × 1.3”

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

Hyalophane (Series) with Rutile

MC62AE7: Aggregate of very sharp Hyalophane (feldspar series) crystals that are transparent and have a slightly bluish-gray color and are partially coated by unusual aggregates of acicular Rutile crystals.
Zagradski Potok Mine, Zagradski Creek, Busovača, Central Bosnia, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina  Bosnia-Herzegovina (1989-1990)

Specimen size: 3.7 × 3.4 × 1.5 cm = 1.5” × 1.3” × 0.6”

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

Hyalophane (Series) with Rutile. Hyalophane (Series) with Rutile.

BULGARIA


Galena
Galena. Front
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Galena. Top
Top

MH26M9: Group of cubic crystals of Galena, some of them flattened and have a tabular aspect. They have the vertices truncated by the triangular faces of the octahedron. On the lower side there is a small, very well defined, crystal of Sphalerite which color is honey yellow.
A photograph of this specimen is on the page 207 of the book "Earth Science" (4th edition) published by BJU.
Madan mining area, Rhodope Mountains, Smolyan Oblast  Bulgaria (2002)

Specimen size: 3.3 × 2.2 × 3.1 cm = 1.3” × 0.9” × 1.2”

Galena with Sphalerite

TV86K4: Group of cubic crystals that show triangular faces at vertices corresponding to the octahedron. Some of the cubic faces show hollow structures and forms of dissolution. At the top of the sample there are very bright Sphalerite crystals.
Angel Yanakiev Mine, Madan mining area, Rhodope Mountains, Smolyan Oblast  Bulgaria (2005)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 5.2 × 3.9 cm = 2.4” × 2.0” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 4.1 × 2.3 cm = 1.6” × 0.9”

Galena with Sphalerite. Front
Front
Galena with Sphalerite. Top
Top
Sphalerite with Quartz and Galena
Sphalerite with Quartz and Galena. Front
Front
Sphalerite with Quartz and Galena. Side
Side

TC47Q6: Parallel growth with a prominent tetrahedral-face, aerial and sharp, with very well defined faces and edges and an excellent luster. The matrix is especially rich in small crystals of Quartz and cube-octahedral crystals of Galena.
Borieva Mine, Madan mining area, Rhodope Mountains, Smolyan Oblast  Bulgaria (2008)

Specimen size: 3.6 × 2.4 × 2.3 cm = 1.4” × 0.9” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 2.4 × 1.7 cm = 0.9” × 0.7”

Sphalerite with Galena, Chalcopyrite and Quartz

EM26M2: In this excellent sample, Sphalerite crystals are showing extremely defined crystalline forms, more than usual for the species. Tetrahedral faces are dominant but other accessory faces are perfectly visible. The Sphalerite crystals are very aerials on a Quartz crystal-rich matrix also with Chalcopyrite and Galena crystals.
This specimen has been photographed and published as a novelty at the 2008 Ste. Marie Show in the magazine Le Règne Minéral number 82 (July-August 2008), page 82.
Borieva Mine, Madan mining area, Rhodope Mountains, Smolyan Oblast  Bulgaria (06/2008)

Specimen size: 7 × 6.5 × 5.9 cm = 2.8” × 2.6” × 2.3”

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

Sphalerite with Galena, Chalcopyrite and Quartz. Front
Front
Sphalerite with Galena, Chalcopyrite and Quartz. Top
Top
Sphalerite with Galena, Chalcopyrite and Quartz.
Sphalerite (variety cleophane)
Sphalerite (variety cleophane).

MD96N4: Group of octahedral crystals beveled by the dodecahedron. They are bright, transparent and have the typical greenish shade that characterizes the variety Cleophane.
September Mine (9th of September Mine) , Madan mining area, Rhodope Mountains, Smolyan Oblast  Bulgaria (1993)

Specimen size: 3.2 × 2.9 × 2.2 cm = 1.3” × 1.1” × 0.9”

Sphalerite (variety cleophane) with Quartz and Galena

ML37N4: Group of bright, transparent crystals of Sphalerite with the greenish color that characterizes the variety Cleophane. With small cubic crystals of Galena and groups of small, very bright, crystals of Quartz.
September Mine (9th of September Mine) , Madan mining area, Rhodope Mountains, Smolyan Oblast  Bulgaria (1993)

Specimen size: 5.7 × 4.5 × 2 cm = 2.2” × 1.8” × 0.8”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.9 cm = 0.4” × 0.4”

Sphalerite (variety cleophane)  with Quartz and Galena. Sphalerite (variety cleophane)  with Quartz and Galena.
Sphalerite with Chalcopyrite and Quartz
Sphalerite with Chalcopyrite and Quartz. Sphalerite with Chalcopyrite and Quartz.

ER11M9: Twinned Sphalerite crystals with very well defined flat faces, which is not too common for the species. They are associated with Chalcopyrite crystals, small cubes of Galena and Quartz crystals.
Mogilata Deposit, September Mine (9th of September Mine) , Madan mining area, Rhodope Mountains, Smolyan Oblast  Bulgaria (1992)

Specimen size: 8.5 × 7.6 × 3.4 cm = 3.3” × 3.0” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.8 cm = 0.8” × 0.7”

Pyrite

MC12N4: Very aerial floater group of crystals formed by the faces of the cube and the pyritohedron with very well marked longitudinal striations.
Madan mining area, Rhodope Mountains, Smolyan Oblast  Bulgaria (1996)

Specimen size: 4.5 × 2.6 × 2.2 cm = 1.8” × 1.0” × 0.9”

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

Pyrite. Front
Front
Pyrite. Rear
Rear
Calcite with Quartz
Calcite with Quartz.

MG61N4: A very esthetic sample with polycrystalline growths on a tabular crystal attached to a group of clear crystals of Quartz.
Madan mining area, Rhodope Mountains, Smolyan Oblast  Bulgaria (1997)

Specimen size: 6.1 × 6 × 2.6 cm = 2.4” × 2.4” × 1.0”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV

Calcite with Quartz
Calcite with Quartz

EZ97AA4: Uniaxial growths of lenticular (flattened rhombohedron) Calcite crystals. They are translucent, have a light pinkish color and are on a matrix of Quartz crystals. A Calcite with a very uncommon shape for the locality.
Madan mining area, Rhodope Mountains, Smolyan Oblast  Bulgaria

Specimen size: 8.7 × 7.7 × 5.3 cm = 3.4” × 3.0” × 2.1”

Main crystal size: 5.4 × 2.1 cm = 2.1” × 0.8”

Intense fluorescence short UV & fluorescent long UV

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani

Calcite with Quartz. Calcite with Quartz.
Calcite with Dolomite (perimorphose) and Quartz
Calcite with Dolomite (perimorphose) and Quartz. Front
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Calcite with Dolomite (perimorphose) and Quartz. Side
Side
Calcite with Dolomite (perimorphose) and Quartz.
Calcite with Dolomite (perimorphose) and Quartz

ER68AA4: Aggregate of lenticular Calcite crystals with very well defined faces and edges, white, translucent and on a matrix of Quartz crystals with perimorphic Dolomite growths. As in so many specimens in this collection, the sample is of great quality for the locality.
Madan mining area, Rhodope Mountains, Smolyan Oblast  Bulgaria

Specimen size: 10.1 × 8.9 × 5.4 cm = 4.0” × 3.5” × 2.1”

Intense fluorescence short UV & fluorescent long UV

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani

Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite

TA96M3: Excellent miniature. Crystals shows a better brilliance than usual for the locality. Specimen is formed by a group of crystals with very sharp faces and edges, excellent terminations and a very aerial shape.
The specimen is from the Thomas Moore collection and we’ll send the label to the buyer.

Pcheloyad Mine, Momchilgrad Obshtina, Kardzhali Oblast  Bulgaria

Specimen size: 2.6 × 2.2 × 2.1 cm = 1.0” × 0.9” × 0.8”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 0.8 cm = 0.6” × 0.3”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Pyromorphite. Front
Front
Pyromorphite. Top
Top
Pyromorphite with Quartz
Pyromorphite with Quartz. Pyromorphite with Quartz.

TX63V8: 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.
Pcheloyad Mine, level 200, Momchilgrad Obshtina, Kardzhali Oblast  Bulgaria

Specimen size: 3.1 × 2.3 × 2 cm = 1.2” × 0.9” × 0.8”

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


CZECH REPUBLIC


Mimetite with Quartz and Siderite
Mimetite with Quartz and Siderite

TF96W8: Rosette growths of Mimetite crystals with an intense yellow color. They are on matrix, with Quartz and Siderite. Mimetite is a very uncommon species at Pribram and the rare well known samples have been quite old, as is the case of this piece, whose pedigree is testified by the three attached labels and the collection card, that we’ll send to the buyer.
Příbram, Central Bohemia Region, Bohemia  Czech Republic

Specimen size: 7.9 × 7.8 × 4.3 cm = 3.1” × 3.1” × 1.7”

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

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Mimetite with Quartz and Siderite. Mimetite with Quartz and Siderite.
Sphalerite with Quartz
Sphalerite with Quartz. Sphalerite with Quartz.

ED36K0: Small, very well defined crystals of deep red color very uncommon from this locality, on a surface of micro-crystalline Quartz.
Příbram, Central Bohemia Region, Bohemia  Czech Republic (±1960)

Specimen size: 9 × 8.6 × 3.7 cm = 3.5” × 3.4” × 1.5”

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

Cassiterite on Quartz
Cassiterite on Quartz

MH80F3: Classic locality for excellent Cassiterite. The very brilliant crystals have some degree of translucence and are lighter in color than is typical for the locality. They are on a matrix of Quartz.
There is also a label from the collection of Professor H. Siegmund of Vienna (number 337)
Cinovec/Zinnwald, Erzgebirge, Krusné Hory Mts., Ústí Region, Bohemia  Czech Republic

Specimen size: 8 × 4.7 × 1.8 cm = 3.1” × 1.9” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.5 cm = 0.8” × 0.6”

Cassiterite on Quartz.
Cassiterite on Quartz.
Aragonite
Aragonite.

TB56X4: Very sharp crystal with prismatic shape, translucent, a yellowish color and with a very well marked twin on the terminal faces. A classic from the Czech Republic.
Číčov hill (Spitzberg), Hořenec (Horzenz), Bílina (Bilin), Ústí Region, Bohemia  Czech Republic

Specimen size: 4 × 1.5 × 1.1 cm = 1.6” × 0.6” × 0.4”

Very fluorescent long & short UV

Titanite with Quartz

MF9Q7: A piece from a classic but not so well known locality. The small crystals have very good quality, with a very obvious twin and an extraordinary luster. With crystals of Quartz and on matrix.
Krásne, Šumperk, Olomouc Region, Moravia  Czech Republic

Specimen size: 8.8 × 8.3 × 5.5 cm = 3.5” × 3.3” × 2.2”

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

Titanite with Quartz. Titanite with Quartz.

DENMARK


Steenstrupine
Steenstrupine. Steenstrupine.
Steenstrupine

ED76Y8: Group of black crystals with a dipyramidal shape and rhombic aspect (they are trigonal). They have very well developed faces and edges and are a good size for this rare cyclosilicate. The sample, on matrix and with fibrous Aegirine aggregates on the back, is with a Claus Hedegaard collection label that we’ll send to the buyer.
Tasseq Skråningen, Ilimaussaq Massif, Narsaq (Narssaq), Kujalleq, Greenland  Denmark

Specimen size: 4.5 × 4 × 2 cm = 1.8” × 1.6” × 0.8”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.7 cm = 0.8” × 0.7”

Former collection of Claus Hedegaard

Steenstrupine
Steenstrupine

EC67Y8: Isolated black crystal with dipyramidal shape and rhombic aspect (it is trigonal). It has very well developed faces and edges and a good size for this rare cyclosilicate. The sample is with a Claus Hedegaard collection label that we’ll send to the buyer.
Tasseq Skråningen, Ilimaussaq Massif, Narsaq (Narssaq), Kujalleq, Greenland  Denmark

Specimen size: 3 × 2.8 × 1.9 cm = 1.2” × 1.1” × 0.7”

Former collection of Claus Hedegaard

Steenstrupine.

FRANCE


Baryte
Baryte.

EA6G1: The groups nearly spherical ("pompons") of laminar crystals, snowy-white, in contrast with the grayish matrix.
Les Cèdres Mine, Asce. 32, Les Malines Mining District, Saint-Laurent-le-Minier, Gard, Occitanie  France (1996)

Specimen size: 11.5 × 8.5 × 5 cm = 4.5” × 3.3” × 2.0”

Baryte

CG12X7: Spheroidal aggregates of white laminar crystals with pearly luster and implanted on matrix. A French classic.
Les Malines Mining District, Saint-Laurent-le-Minier, Gard, Occitanie  France

Specimen size: 17 × 9 × 7.7 cm = 6.7” × 3.5” × 3.0”

Main crystal size: 4.2 × 4 cm = 1.7” × 1.6”

Baryte. Baryte.
Bournonite
Bournonite. Bournonite.

EV37Y9: Irregular aggregate of twinned thick tabular crystals with very well defined faces and edges. A French classic of excellent quality.
Les Malines Mining District, Saint-Laurent-le-Minier, Gard, Occitanie  France

Specimen size: 7.1 × 4.8 × 2.8 cm = 2.8” × 1.9” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.7 cm = 0.8” × 0.7”

Former collection of the Lyon area
Bournonite with Sphalerite

TB68K0: Group of crystals of considerable size. They are neat cyclic twins and are very well defined with sharp faces and edges. The locality is a classic but the specimen is from a recent find in 2005.
La Sanguinède Mine, Les Malines Mining District, Saint-Laurent-le-Minier, Gard, Occitanie  France (2005)

Specimen size: 11.6 × 8.7 × 5.6 cm = 4.6” × 3.4” × 2.2”

Main crystal size: 3.2 × 1.6 cm = 1.3” × 0.6”

Bournonite with Sphalerite. Bournonite with Sphalerite.
Calcite with Dolomite
Calcite with Dolomite.

EC59AA2: Complex single crystal with the predominating faces of a prism, a scalenohedron and a terminal rhombohedron. The crystal is translucent, bright, with a uniform yellow color and it is on a rocky matrix coated by Dolomite crystals. Of very good quality for the locality.
Pallières Mines, Saint-Félix-de-Pallières, Anduze, Alès, Gard, Occitanie  France (2007-2008)

Specimen size: 5.1 × 4.3 × 2.2 cm = 2.0” × 1.7” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 2.6 × 1.4 cm = 1.0” × 0.6”

Calcite
Calcite

SV42AC7: Druse of very complex Calcite crystals with many faces, among which are sharp rhombohedra and shortened scalenohedra, giving it an equant shape. The crystals, on a matrix of Dolomite and Sphalerite, are transparent, bright and have a pale yellow color.
Joseph Mine, Saint-Félix-de-Pallières, Anduze, Alès, Gard, Occitanie  France

Specimen size: 10.5 × 8 × 5.3 cm = 4.1” × 3.1” × 2.1”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.7 cm = 0.5” × 0.3”

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani

Calcite. Calcite.
Calcite with Sphalerite and Pyrite
Calcite with Sphalerite and Pyrite. Calcite with Sphalerite and Pyrite.
Calcite with Sphalerite and Pyrite

SM56AD6: Very sharp acute scalenohedral Calcite crystals, translucent white, on a Sphalerite matrix with Pyrite microcrystals. The locality is not well known, as is usual with a lot of samples from this collection.
Trèves Mine, Fournels Valley, Trèves, Gard, Occitanie  France

Specimen size: 9.7 × 7.9 × 3.2 cm = 3.8” × 3.1” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 0.9 cm = 0.7” × 0.4”

Minor fluorescence short UV

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani

Stolzite

EP86J8: The sample is from a recent find of this species at an European locality that we can consider as a classic for excellence. Group of very aerial tabular crystals of very well defined faces and edges.
Sainte Lucie Mine, St. Léger-de-Peyre, Marvejols, Mende, Lozère, Occitanie  France (05/2007)

Specimen size: 3.2 × 2.3 × 2.3 cm = 1.3” × 0.9” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.4 cm = 0.8” × 0.6”

Intense zoned fluorescence long & short UV

Stolzite. Front
Front
Stolzite. Front
Front
Stolzite. Side
Side
Stolzite with Cerussite
Stolzite with Cerussite. Front
Front
Stolzite with Cerussite. Top
Top

TR97M0: From the classic Sainte Lucie Mine. A tabular floater crystal, of considerable size for the species, partially covered by Cerussite. Faces on sides show well defined terminations.
Sainte Lucie Mine, St. Léger-de-Peyre, Marvejols, Mende, Lozère, Occitanie  France

Specimen size: 3.7 × 2.9 × 0.5 cm = 1.5” × 1.1” × 0.2”

Cerussite fluorescent short UV
Fluorite with Chalcopyrite

EJ16J8: From a recent rediscovery at the locality. Group of cubic crystals of perfectly defined faces and edges and deep yellow color, almost honey, considerably transparent and with small crystals of Chalcopyrite.
Le Piboul (Le Pivoul), Gabrias, Marvejols, Mende, Lozère, Occitanie  France (05/2007)

Specimen size: 5.8 × 4.8 × 2.1 cm = 2.3” × 1.9” × 0.8”

Main crystal size: 1.9 × 1.5 cm = 0.7” × 0.6”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV

Fluorite with Chalcopyrite.
Fluorite with Chalcopyrite
Fluorite with Chalcopyrite.

EK16J8: From a recent rediscovery at the locality. Group of cubic crystals of perfectly defined faces and edges and deep yellow color, almost honey, considerably transparent and with small crystals of Chalcopyrite.
Le Piboul (Le Pivoul), Gabrias, Marvejols, Mende, Lozère, Occitanie  France (05/2007)

Specimen size: 7.2 × 5.2 × 2.4 cm = 2.8” × 2.0” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 1.1 cm = 0.5” × 0.4”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV

Pyrite with Calcite

MD13X3: Coatings of small octahedral Pyrite crystals, very well defined and bright, on an aggregate of lenticular Calcite crystals.
Salsigne Mine, Salsigne, Mas-Cabardès, Carcassonne, Aude, Occitanie  France

Specimen size: 9.8 × 8.3 × 3 cm = 3.9” × 3.3” × 1.2”

Main crystal size: 2.3 × 0.8 cm = 0.9” × 0.3”

Pyrite with Calcite. Pyrite with Calcite.
Hydroxylbastnäsite-(Ce) with Dolomite and Calcite
Hydroxylbastnäsite-(Ce) with Dolomite and Calcite. Hydroxylbastnäsite-(Ce) with Dolomite and Calcite.

A98BH5: The growth form, apparently a single tabular crystal but it is really a group of laminar crystals having hexagonal outline. They have very deep color and are implanted on a matrix of Dolomite with Calcite. The specimen is elegant and has a very good quality, coming from a locality, now classic, that has not produced good samples for years.
Trimouns Mine, Luzenac, Ariège, Occitanie  France (±1996)

Specimen size: 12 × 7.9 × 4.6 cm = 4.7” × 3.1” × 1.8”

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

Dissakisite-(Ce) on Dolomite

F26RE8: The mineralogical literature is not clear if we are dealing with Dissakisite-(Ce) or Allanite-(Ce). Both species are the end species of an isomorphic range and most of the samples from Trimouns present colored zones where the darker ones correspond with Allanite-(Ce) (as it is richer in iron) and the lighter areas are Dissakisite-(Ce) We have not analyzed this sample but the uniform color, and especially it lightness, indicate that it is poor in iron so we guess that it is Dissakisite-(Ce)
Trimouns Mine, Luzenac, Ariège, Occitanie  France (±1997)

Specimen size: 6.7 × 5.1 × 1.9 cm = 2.6” × 2.0” × 0.7”

Dissakisite-(Ce) on Dolomite.
Dissakisite-(Ce) on Dolomite.
Quartz with Dolomite, Talc and Allanite-(Ce)
Quartz with Dolomite, Talc and Allanite-(Ce). Quartz with Dolomite, Talc and Allanite-(Ce).

EF6T4: Well developed crystal of Quartz with a very visible inclusion that shows a feather shape, very probably Allanite-(Ce). Is on matrix, with Dolomite and small laminar crystals of Talc.
Trimouns Mine, Luzenac, Ariège, Occitanie  France (02/2011)

Specimen size: 9.2 × 5.9 × 4.3 cm = 3.6” × 2.3” × 1.7”

Main crystal size: 7.7 × 1.9 cm = 3.0” × 0.7”

Tetrahedrite with Chalcopyrite and Quartz

EQ86W7: From a very recent find. Sharp tristetrahedral crystals with an excellent luster and they are larger that has been known for the locality. They are on matrix, with Chalcopyrite and Quartz crystals. The find has been described in number 107 of ‘Le Règne Minéral’ magazine.
Lina Mine, level 06-07, Alzen, Foix, Ariège, Occitanie  France (2012)

Specimen size: 6.9 × 4.9 × 1.7 cm = 2.7” × 1.9” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.9 cm = 0.4” × 0.4”

Tetrahedrite with Chalcopyrite and Quartz. Tetrahedrite with Chalcopyrite and Quartz.
Tetrahedrite with Chalcopyrite and Quartz
Tetrahedrite with Chalcopyrite and Quartz. Tetrahedrite with Chalcopyrite and Quartz.

EM66W7: From a very recent find. Sharp crystals showing the faces of the tetrahedron and tristetrahedron. They have an excellent luster and are larger than hasbeen known for the locality. They are on matrix, with Chalcopyrite and Quartz crystals. The find has been described in number 107 of ‘Le Règne Minéral’ magazine.
Lina Mine, level 06-07, Alzen, Foix, Ariège, Occitanie  France (2012)

Specimen size: 7.5 × 5.5 × 3 cm = 3.0” × 2.2” × 1.2”

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

Cuprian Aragonite

EX58AB4: Botryoidal aggregate, on matrix, of cuprian Aragonite. It has a uniform greenish color that in some areas of the sample tend to grayish tones. The sample has been analyzed and we’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
This specimen has been published on the Mineralogical Record´s web page, in the ‘What’s New in the Mineral World?’ section, report #40, April 21, 2015 edition.
Lina Mine, level 07-08, Alzen, Foix, Ariège, Occitanie  France (2012)

Specimen size: 7 × 4.4 × 3.3 cm = 2.8” × 1.7” × 1.3”

Cuprian Aragonite.
Cuprian Aragonite
Cuprian Aragonite. Cuprian Aragonite.

EP46AB4: A curious sample with botryoidal and very individualized and strongly curved forms that coat and border an angular matrix. The aragonite is cuprian, with a uniform greenish color, with a tint of gray. The sample has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Lina Mine, level 07-08, Alzen, Foix, Ariège, Occitanie  France (2012)

Specimen size: 17 × 11.5 × 6.5 cm = 6.7” × 4.5” × 2.6”

Cuprian Aragonite

EJ13Y0: Fine botryoidal aggregate, on matrix, of cuprian Aragonite, with a uniform sky blue color on most of the sample, partially bordered by white smaller forms of the same Aragonite.
Lina Mine, level 07-08, Alzen, Foix, Ariège, Occitanie  France (2012)

Specimen size: 4.6 × 3.6 × 1.3 cm = 1.8” × 1.4” × 0.5”

Cuprian Aragonite.
Cuprian Aragonite
Cuprian Aragonite. Front
Front
Cuprian Aragonite. Side
Side

EF86Z8: Botryoidal aggregate, on matrix, of cuprian Aragonite with a uniform sky blue color in the center and bordered by growths of the same Aragonite acquiring very slight bluish or whitish shades. Very esthetic.
Lina Mine, level 07-08, Alzen, Foix, Ariège, Occitanie  France (2012)

Specimen size: 12.3 × 10.2 × 4.1 cm = 4.8” × 4.0” × 1.6”

Pyromorphite

MA16M9: A novelty of Tucson 2009. Globular growths of barreled crystals of good luster and yellowish green color. The sample is from a recent find in a locality hitherto little known.
This specimen was photographed for the ‘Sainte-Marie Show 2009’ section of the magazine ‘Minéraux et Fossiles’ and appears on page 18 of number 383.
La Vidale Mine (Brezies), Asprières, Saint-Martin de Bouillac, Villefranche-de-Rouergue, Aveyron, Occitanie  France (2008)

Specimen size: 3.1 × 2.8 × 2 cm = 1.2” × 1.1” × 0.8”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Pyromorphite. Front
Front
Pyromorphite. Rear
Rear
Pyromorphite on Quartz
Pyromorphite on Quartz. Pyromorphite on Quartz.

EA16T0: Doubly terminated crystals more individualized than usual for this mine. They have strongly curved faces and edges, almost giving spheroidal shapes. They are bright, have a yellow color and are on a matrix of crystallized Quartz.
La Vidale Mine (Brezies), Asprières, Saint-Martin de Bouillac, Villefranche-de-Rouergue, Aveyron, Occitanie  France (03/2011)

Specimen size: 5.7 × 4.1 × 3.2 cm = 2.2” × 1.6” × 1.3”

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

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Ca-bearing Pyromorphite (polysphaerite)

TP69Y1: Clear and uniform green botryoidal aggregate, coating and surrounding a Quartz matrix. The analysis reveals it is polysphaerite, a chemical variety Pyromorphite, very rich in calcium and very rare. The sample has been analyzed and we’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
This specimen was photographed for the magazine ‘Mineralien Welt’ and appears on page 14 of number 5/2013
La Vidale Mine (Brezies), Asprières, Saint-Martin de Bouillac, Villefranche-de-Rouergue, Aveyron, Occitanie  France

Specimen size: 7.5 × 5.3 × 4.9 cm = 3.0” × 2.1” × 1.9”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Ca-bearing Pyromorphite (polysphaerite). Ca-bearing Pyromorphite (polysphaerite).
Malachite
Malachite. Malachite.
Malachite

SF12AC0: Botryoidal growth, on matrix, with neat and bright surfaces and a clear green color. It is from a not so well known French locality.
Bonche Peyrol Mine, Aveyron, Occitanie  France (1976)

Specimen size: 3.1 × 3.7 × 1.7 cm = 1.2” × 1.5” × 0.7”

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani

Pyromorphite with Baryte and Quartz

ET14Z9: Slightly spindled Pyromorphite crystals, a lot of them doubly terminated, with a deep and uniform green color and on a Baryte matrix with small Quartz crystals. The sample is from a not so well known locality.
Bouillac, Villefranche-de-Rouergue, Aveyron, Occitanie  France

Specimen size: 5.7 × 5.4 × 4.7 cm = 2.2” × 2.1” × 1.9”

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

Pyromorphite with Baryte and Quartz. Front
Front
Pyromorphite with Baryte and Quartz. Rear
Rear
Galena with Sphalerite
Galena with Sphalerite.

MZ66AB8: Very sharp octahedral Galena crystals with very well defined faces and edges on a Sphalerite matrix. The sample is from a classic French locality.
Planioles Mine, Planioles, Figeac-Ouest, Figeac, Lot, Occitanie  France

Specimen size: 5.8 × 3.5 × 2.4 cm = 2.3” × 1.4” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 1.6 cm = 0.7” × 0.6”

Former collection of Denis Boël
Pyromorphite

EJ14X1: Radial aggregates and fanlike growths, on matrix, of acicular crystals that have a very intense and uniform color. An European classic seen only from old findings.
Saint-Salvy Mine, Saint-Salvy-de-la-Balme, Tarn, Occitanie  France (±1980)

Specimen size: 4.3 × 3.4 × 1.5 cm = 1.7” × 1.3” × 0.6”

Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.
Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.

EC87X1: Radial growths, on matrix, of acicular crystals with very intense green color that changes their tonality to very pale green in some areas of the sample. An European classic seen only from old findings.
Saint-Salvy Mine, Saint-Salvy-de-la-Balme, Tarn, Occitanie  France (±1980)

Specimen size: 6.7 × 6.2 × 3.3 cm = 2.6” × 2.4” × 1.3”

Pyromorphite

EG48T7: Spheroidal growths of Pyromorphite with very thin acicular crystals, with rare transparency and intense green color. They are on a matrix of slate partially coated by Quartz. A classic from the past.
Saint-Salvy Mine, Saint-Salvy-de-la-Balme, Tarn, Occitanie  France (±1980)

Specimen size: 6.8 × 6.4 × 2.7 cm = 2.7” × 2.5” × 1.1”

Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.
Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.

ER48X1: Radial growths of very bright acicular crystals that have a very intense and uniform clear green color that contrasts with the white tone of the Quartz matrix. An European classic seen only from old findings.
Saint-Salvy Mine, Saint-Salvy-de-la-Balme, Tarn, Occitanie  France (±1980)

Specimen size: 8.3 × 4.4 × 3.6 cm = 3.3” × 1.7” × 1.4”

Fluorite with Quartz

TM96H7: The sample from a classic locality is high quality. It is formed by transparent cubic crystals, blue, but slightly greenish and with geometric zonations of deep sky blue outlining the orientation of the edges.
Le Burc Mine, Alban-Le Fraysse area, Tarn, Occitanie  France (2005)

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

Main crystal size: 2.6 × 1.9 cm = 1.0” × 0.7”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Fluorite with Quartz.
Analcime with Calcite and Malachite
Analcime with Calcite and Malachite.

MJ10V1: Translucent trapezohedral crystal of Analcime, with very well defined faces and edges and implanted on a polycrystalline growth of Calcite that is a perimorph of an old crystal of Calcite, now disappeared, and with small inclusions of Malachite. The locality is not so well known for the species.
L'Hermie Quarry, Port-d'Agrès, Decazeville, Villefranche-de-Rouergue, Aveyron, Occitanie  France (2007)

Specimen size: 2.9 × 2.6 × 2.7 cm = 1.1” × 1.0” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 1.1 cm = 0.6” × 0.4”

Calcite minor fluorescence long & short UV

Fluorite with Baryte
Fluorite with Baryte

TC49X7: Aggregate of translucent cubic crystals that are very bright and have a deep green color, with a neat geometric color zoning, clearer on the edges.
Fontsante Mine, Tanneron Massif, Var, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur  France

Specimen size: 6.1 × 5.4 × 3.7 cm = 2.4” × 2.1” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 2.3 × 1.7 cm = 0.9” × 0.7”

Very fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Gilles Emringer
Fluorite with Baryte. Fluorite with Baryte.
Azurite with Malachite, Olivenite and Baryte
Azurite with Malachite, Olivenite and Baryte. Azurite with Malachite, Olivenite and Baryte.

MB86AB1: Superficial growths of transparent and very bright Azurite microcrystals that have a very intense color. They are on matrix, with intense green Malachite, acicular Olivenite microcrystals with a clearer green color, with olive shades, and with small laminar Baryte crystals. The sample is from a classic French locality, very well known by its wide variety of species, most of them “micro”.
Cap Garonne Mine, Le Pradet, Toulon, Var, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur  France

Specimen size: 8.7 × 7.5 × 3 cm = 3.4” × 3.0” × 1.2”

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

Quartz

E85D: As strange, transparent and brilliant as the photo shows.
Sigoyer area, Forcalquier, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur  France (1994-1997)

Specimen size: 3.8 × 2.2 × 1.7 cm = 1.5” × 0.9” × 0.7”

Quartz.
Quartz
Quartz. Front
Front
Quartz. Rear
Rear

E87NYJ3: Group of clear crystals with curious growths and deformations. In some of them the prism is absent, in others it is considerably enlarged. The luster is extraordinary.
Sigoyer area, Forcalquier, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur  France (1994-1997)

Specimen size: 8.7 × 5 × 6.2 cm = 3.4” × 2.0” × 2.4”

Main crystal size: 4.6 × 1.8 cm = 1.8” × 0.7”

Pyromorphite on Fluorite

TR94T7: Aggregate formed by a first generation of very elongated crystals with acute terminations, some polycrystalline, with a dark brown color and a matrix of Fluorite. Most of the individuals are overgrown by a second generation of microcrystals with a very much lighter color. An unusual classic.
Chaillac Mine, Rossignol vein, Chaillac, Le Blanc, Indre, Centre-Val de Loire  France

Specimen size: 11.2 × 10.1 × 4.2 cm = 4.4” × 4.0” × 1.7”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.1 cm = 0.2” × 0.0”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Pyromorphite on Fluorite. Pyromorphite on Fluorite.
Cerussite
Cerussite.

EA47AC8: Aggregate of white Cerussite crystals with a silky luster and a fibrous appearance (“jackstraw”). Besides that the quality of the sample is excellent, We also note that, in this locality, good samples for collectors are very scarce.
Chaillac Mine, Chaillac, Le Blanc, Indre, Centre-Val de Loire  France (±1980)

Specimen size: 4.3 × 3.6 × 2.1 cm = 1.7” × 1.4” × 0.8”

Main crystal size: 2.6 × 0.6 cm = 1.0” × 0.2”

Fluorescent short UV

Fluorite with Baryte
Fluorite with Baryte

TZ71X7: Aggregate of sharp cubic crystals, between translucent and transparent, with intense yellow color and partially coated by “book” shaped aggregates of White Baryte crystals. An excellent French classic.
Chaillac Mine, Rossignol vein, Chaillac, Le Blanc, Indre, Centre-Val de Loire  France

Specimen size: 9 × 7.3 × 3.5 cm = 3.5” × 2.9” × 1.4”

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

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Gilles Emringer
Fluorite with Baryte. Fluorite with Baryte.
Rounded Fluorite
Rounded Fluorite.
Rounded Fluorite.

TD11F2: The rounded formations are notable for the variation on color, between lilac and light gray-green. They sit on a long matrix and contrast with the white Quartz and darker host rock.
Buxieres-les-Mines, Moulins, Allier, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (2004)

Specimen size: 7.5 × 4.5 × 3.5 cm = 3.0” × 1.8” × 1.4”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Aragonite with Calcite
Aragonite with Calcite

SA96AD6: Radiating sprays, on matrix, of transparent colorless and very bright acicular Aragonite crystals with white spheroidal Calcite. As is the case with so many specimens in this collection, the sample is of great quality for the locality.
Gergovie, La-Roche-Blanche, Veyre-Monton, Puy-de-Dôme Department, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France

Specimen size: 15.3 × 9.8 × 5 cm = 6.0” × 3.9” × 2.0”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.1 cm = 0.4” × 0.0”

Minor fluorescence short UV

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani

Aragonite with Calcite. Aragonite with Calcite.
Calcite
Calcite. Calcite.
Calcite

SR28AD3: Spheroidal Calcite with concentric growths. The spheres have a yellow color and are on a basalt matrix. Very similar to those from Montalto di Castro, the classic Italian locality, but this one is from the Puy de Dôme area.
The sample is from the Francesco S. Stoppani collection (catalog number 0316), whose label we’ll send to the buyer. As is the case with so many specimens in this collection, the sample is of great quality for the locality.
Curebourse, Vic-sur-Cère, Aurillac, Cantal, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France

Specimen size: 12.3 × 11.7 × 6.7 cm = 4.8” × 4.6” × 2.6”

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

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani

Malachite after Cuprite

EC14AD6: Aggregate of Malachite pseudomorphous after dodecahedral Cuprite crystals, with smooth and very well defined faces, free of further alteration. A French classic and an excellent miniature.
Chessy-les-Mines, Les Bois d'Oingt, Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France

Specimen size: 1.7 × 1.7 × 1.3 cm = 0.7” × 0.7” × 0.5”

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

Malachite after Cuprite.
Azurite with Malachite
Azurite with Malachite.

EM26X0: Floater spheroidal aggregate of short prismatic crystals with very well defined faces and slightly curved edges, with a more luminous color than usual, and a growth of Malachite which is probably a pseudomorph after primary crystals of Cuprite. A French classic.
Chessy-les-Mines, Les Bois d'Oingt, Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France

Specimen size: 2.9 × 2.7 × 2 cm = 1.1” × 1.1” × 0.8”

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

Type locality

Former collection of Claus Hedegaard. Number 10869
Azurite with Malachite after Cuprite

MY47AB6: Floater aggregate of short-prismatic crystals with very well defined faces and slightly curved edges, with a vivid blue color and with octahedral Malachite pseudomorphs after Cuprite. This attractive miniature is an excellent French classic.
Chessy-les-Mines, Les Bois d'Oingt, Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France

Specimen size: 3.8 × 2.6 × 1.9 cm = 1.5” × 1.0” × 0.7”

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

Type locality

Azurite with Malachite after Cuprite. Front
Front
Azurite with Malachite after Cuprite. Rear
Rear
Azurite with Malachite
Azurite with Malachite. Front
Front
Azurite with Malachite. Rear
Rear

MR89Y4: Floater aggregate of crystals with very well defined faces and edges, with a very intense blue color and, in some zones on the sample, partially substituted by Malachite. An excellent French classic.
Chessy-les-Mines, Les Bois d'Oingt, Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France

Specimen size: 4.4 × 3.4 × 3.4 cm = 1.7” × 1.3” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1.2 cm = 0.6” × 0.5”

Type locality

Azurite
Azurite

SV26AB6: Aggregate of very sharp crystals between prismatic and thick-tabular, with very well defined faces and edges, a very intense color and on matrix. On the back of the Stoppani label is recorded that the sample previously was on the B.S. Lloyd collection. An extraordinary French classic. As is the case with so many specimens in this collection, the sample is of great quality for the locality.
Chessy-les-Mines, Les Bois d'Oingt, Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France

Specimen size: 6.8 × 4.6 × 2.6 ×  cm = 2.7” × 1.8” × 1.0”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 1.4 cm = 0.7” × 0.6”

Type locality

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani

Azurite. Front
Front
Azurite. Side
Side
Azurite.
Azurite with Malachite
Azurite with Malachite. Azurite with Malachite.

EQ36Y7: Flattened, almost lenticular, Azurite crystals with sharp and very well defined faces and edges, with a very vivid color, very good luster and showing Malachite replacements on some of the faces.
The sample, an excellent French classic from the beginnings of the 19th century, has a quite better quality than usual on samples from the locality, and it is from the ancient collection of Quintino Sella (number 214) whose label, unfortunately, was lost.

Chessy-les-Mines, Les Bois d'Oingt, Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (±1840)

Specimen size: 7.3 × 6 × 2 cm = 2.9” × 2.4” × 0.8”

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

Type locality

Malachite after Azurite
Malachite after Azurite

ST90AB4: Aggregate of lenticular Malachite crystals pseudomorphous after Azurite, with very well defined faces and edges and on matrix, with Azurite and Malachite. As is the case with so many specimens in this collection, the sample is of great quality for the locality.
Chessy-les-Mines, Les Bois d'Oingt, Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France

Specimen size: 5 × 3.3 × 2.8 cm = 2.0” × 1.3” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.6 cm = 0.4” × 0.2”

Type locality

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani

Malachite after Azurite. Malachite after Azurite.
Fluorite with Quartz
Fluorite with Quartz. Fluorite with Quartz.
Fluorite with Quartz

TN29X7: Very aerial aggregate of cubic Fluorite crystals. They are translucent, have a uniform yellow color and have selective coatings of Quartz micro-crystals on some of the cube faces. The sample is very remarkable for the locality.
Lantignié, Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France

Specimen size: 9.6 × 9.3 × 3 cm = 3.8” × 3.7” × 1.2”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 1.2 cm = 0.7” × 0.5”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Gilles Emringer
Axinite-(Fe) with Quartz and Calcite

MX89X5: Sharp single transparent and very bright crystal. It has very well defined faces and edges, shows a very deep color and it is on matrix, with Quartz and Calcite.
Rochers de l'Armentier, Le Bourg d'Oisans, Grenoble, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (2011)

Specimen size: 8 × 7.9 × 3.2 cm = 3.1” × 3.1” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 1.5 cm = 0.7” × 0.6”

Axinite-(Fe) with Quartz and Calcite.
Axinite-(Fe) with Quartz and Calcite. Axinite-(Fe) with Quartz and Calcite.
Quartz (variety faden) with Chlorite inclusions
Quartz (variety faden) with Chlorite inclusions. Front
Front
Quartz (variety faden) with Chlorite inclusions. Rear
Rear
Quartz (variety faden) with Chlorite inclusions

TQ68T1: Multiple parallel growth of very flattened crystals progressively turning to the right and crossed by a sharp chloritized ”faden” and contrasting with another group of different shape, very elongated. Very original.
The specimen is from the Denis Boël collection. We will send to the customer the collector’s label.
Les Deux Alpes, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France

Specimen size: 4.2 × 3.4 × 1.3 cm = 1.7” × 1.3” × 0.5”

Main crystal size: 2.9 × 1.2 cm = 1.1” × 0.5”

Quartz
Quartz

JB86AC4: Irregular aggregate, on matrix, of very clear and extraordinarily bright crystals whose terminations have the more typical shape for the locality, with a greater development of one of the terminal faces.
The simple is from the James Catmur collection (register B284), whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
La Gardette Mine, Villard-Notre-Dame, Le Bourg d'Oisans, Grenoble, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (±1989)

Specimen size: 7.7 × 5.9 × 5.3 cm = 3.0” × 2.3” × 2.1”

Main crystal size: 3.4 × 0.5 cm = 1.3” × 0.2”

Former collection of James Catmur

Quartz. Front
Front
Quartz. Side
Side
Quartz. Side
Side
Quartz.
Quartz
Quartz. Front
Front
Quartz. Rear
Rear

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EC50Y6: Irregular aggregate of Quartz crystals on chalcedony matrix. They are completely clear, very bright and some of them are doubly terminated. An excellent sample, very fine and carefully conserved, from a classic French locality for Quartz.
La Gardette Mine, Villard-Notre-Dame, Le Bourg d'Oisans, Grenoble, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France

Specimen size: 11.1 × 6.3 × 7 cm = 4.4” × 2.5” × 2.8”

Main crystal size: 6.5 × 0.9 cm = 2.6” × 0.4”

Quartz (variety faden)

M8RH5: Apparently being a single crystal, the growth shows different spread terminations all along the prism. In the interior a very thin, as a needle, “faden” is formed.
Lignarre Valley, Bourg d'Oisans, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (1991)

Specimen size: 4.5 × 1.2 × 0.8 cm = 1.8” × 0.5” × 0.3”

Quartz (variety faden).
Quartz (variety faden) with Calcite
Quartz (variety faden) with Calcite . Quartz (variety faden) with Calcite .

R76BI7: Group of extraordinarily elongated, clear and shiny crystals, with "faden" growths in them. On the matrix, a big rough crystal of Calcite stands out.
Lignarre Valley, Bourg d'Oisans, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (1991)

Specimen size: 10.8 × 8 × 7.5 cm = 4.3” × 3.1” × 3.0”

Main crystal size: 3.2 × 0.5 cm = 1.3” × 0.2”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV

Quartz (Japan law twin)

EQ17X2: Group of very elongated and sharp Quartz crystals. They are transparent and one of them shows a very well defined Japan law twin.
Vizille, Grenoble, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (2011)

Specimen size: 5.9 × 5.7 × 3.2 cm = 2.3” × 2.2” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 4.5 × 0.9 cm = 1.8” × 0.4”

Quartz (Japan law twin). Front
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Quartz (Japan law twin). Side
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Quartz (Japan law twin)
Quartz (Japan law twin). Front
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Quartz (Japan law twin). Rear
Rear

EP96X2: Group of very sharp crystals, one of them clearly dominant, very aerial and with a very well defined Japan law twin.
Vizille, Grenoble, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (2011)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 3.7 × 2 cm = 2.4” × 1.5” × 0.8”

Main crystal size: 6.2 × 1.8 cm = 2.4” × 0.7”

Smoky Quartz with chlorite
Smoky Quartz with chlorite

TR97X7: Parallel growths of flattened, transparent and extraordinarily bright crystals, with very well marked phantom growths and partially coated by chlorite. The words “Archi top” (super-good), written by Emringer on the back on the label, give us an idea about the real quality of the sample.
Notre-Dame-du-Cruet, La Lauzière Massif, Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France

Specimen size: 5 × 4.7 × 4.2 cm = 2.0” × 1.9” × 1.7”

Main crystal size: 4 × 1.7 cm = 1.6” × 0.7”

Former collection of Gilles Emringer

Smoky Quartz with chlorite.
Gwindel Smoky Quartz
Gwindel Smoky Quartz. Front
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Gwindel Smoky Quartz. Rear
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Gwindel Smoky Quartz. Top
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EX47X2: Polycrystalline parallel growth with a very well marked "gwindel". The crystal is transparent, bright and shows a very uniform clear smoky color.
Mont Blanc Massif, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (2009)

Specimen size: 5.9 × 4.6 × 2.5 cm = 2.3” × 1.8” × 1.0”

Smoky Quartz with Albite

EH6M8: Group of right-handed crystals partially doubly terminated and rich in accessory small faces. The crystals have very good luster, color and transparency.
Arête des Rochassiers, Talèfre Glacier, Mont Blanc Massif, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (2008)

Specimen size: 5.9 × 5.3 × 3.1 cm = 2.3” × 2.1” × 1.2”

Main crystal size: 4 × 3.3 cm = 1.6” × 1.3”

Smoky Quartz with Albite.
Smoky Quartz Gwindel
Smoky Quartz Gwindel. Front
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Smoky Quartz Gwindel. Top
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Smoky Quartz Gwindel

EA50L5: Parallel growth of really transparent and deep smoky color Quartz crystals. The “gwindel” structure is easily seen. The specimen base is totally recrystallized, up to the point to preserve the full transparency.
The specimen is with the original label from the Bonisoli collection (Torino, Italy). We will send the label to the buyer.
Glacier de l'Argentière, Mont Blanc Massif, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (±1985)

Specimen size: 11 × 6.8 × 3.7 cm = 4.3” × 2.7” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 7.1 × 3.6 cm = 2.8” × 1.4”

Smoky Quartz with Chlorite

EG16J0: Splendid specimen, very esthetic and of high quality. It is a group of prismatic crystals of excellent color, very transparent and with Chlorite inclusions in the terminal faces.
Mont Mallet, Mont Blanc Massif, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (1998)

Specimen size: 12.8 × 9.8 × 4.7 cm = 5.0” × 3.9” × 1.9”

Main crystal size: 6 × 2.2 cm = 2.4” × 0.9”

Smoky Quartz with Chlorite. Front
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Smoky Quartz with Chlorite. Side
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Octahedral Fluorite on smoky Quartz
Octahedral Fluorite on smoky Quartz. Front
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Octahedral Fluorite on smoky Quartz. Side
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Octahedral Fluorite on smoky Quartz. Top
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TG69H3: Esthetic group of octahedral crystals of Fluorite of intense color, sharp, bright and implanted on a group of Quartz crystals, the most visible of which, at left and vertical, is doubly terminated.
Mont Blanc Massif, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France

Specimen size: 3.4 × 2.8 × 2.4 cm = 1.3” × 1.1” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.7 cm = 0.4” × 0.3”

Smoky Quartz with Chlorite and Feldspar

TA99Y9: Very aerial group of oriented smoky Quartz crystals. They are transparent, very bright and have small Feldspar crystals and Chlorite on the base of the aggregate. One of the crystals shows, very visible, the Dauphiné twin law. An excellent Alpine classic.
La Lauzière Massif, Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France

Specimen size: 7.2 × 8.3 × 5.5 cm = 2.8” × 3.3” × 2.2”

Main crystal size: 5.9 × 2.5 cm = 2.3” × 1.0”

Former collection of Gilles Emringer

Smoky Quartz with Chlorite and Feldspar. Front
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Smoky Quartz with Chlorite and Feldspar. Side
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Anatase with Orthoclase (variety adularia)
Anatase with Orthoclase (variety adularia). Anatase with Orthoclase (variety adularia).

ED46AC8: Very acute dipyramidal Anatase crystals, most of them doubly terminated. They are bright and are on a rocky matrix with small Orthoclase crystals (adularia variety) with brown inclusions. An Alpine classic.
La Lauzière Massif, Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France

Specimen size: 3.4 × 1.4 × 1.7 cm = 1.3” × 0.6” × 0.7”

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

Bazzite with Ilmenite and Quartz

TH48Z3: A dipyramidal Bazzite crystal, extraordinarily well-defined for the species, with an excellent intense and uniform blue color and a vivid luster. The crystal is implanted on a Quartz matrix with small laminar Ilmenite crystals.
Bois Kersy, Vallée de la Tarentaise, Bonneval-Tarentaise, La Lauzière Massif, Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (07/2011)

Specimen size: 3.9 × 2.6 × 1.3 cm = 1.5” × 1.0” × 0.5”

Main crystal size: 0.25 × 0.1 cm = 0.1” × 0.0”

Bazzite with Ilmenite and Quartz. Bazzite with Ilmenite and Quartz.
Bazzite with Quartz
Bazzite with Quartz. Bazzite with Quartz.

EV97W7: Small but extraordinary crystal of this rare scandium mineral of the Beryl group. The crystal, of a deep blue color, shows the faces of a very acute dipyramid and it is implanted on a matrix of clear Quartz crystals.
Bois Kersy, Vallée de la Tarentaise, Bonneval-Tarentaise, La Lauzière Massif, Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (07/2011)

Specimen size: 4.3 × 4 × 2.2 cm = 1.7” × 1.6” × 0.9”

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

Ilmenite with Quartz

EB13V9: Very sharp laminar crystal with a hexagonal contour. It is bright, with parallel growths and it is on matrix, with parallel growths of doubly terminated crystals of clear Quartz.
Bois Kersy, Vallée de la Tarentaise, Bonneval-Tarentaise, La Lauzière Massif, Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (07/2011)

Specimen size: 4.9 × 3.3 × 4 cm = 1.9” × 1.3” × 1.6”

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

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

EF86R3: Aggregate of very sharp simple and transparent rhombohedral crystals with a rich color, very bright for the species. Selectively coated by groups of clear crystals of Quartz. A nice classic.
Allevard, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France

Specimen size: 5.2 × 3.7 × 3.8 cm = 2.0” × 1.5” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 1.5 cm = 0.7” × 0.6”

Prehnite with Orthoclase (variety adularia), Epidote and Amphibole

EQ76Z9: Polycrystalline Prehnite aggregate with very well defined curved faces and edges. They are bright, have an intense green color and are on a surface of Orthoclase (adularia) crystals with small acicular amphibole crystals coating a rocky matrix. On the Prehnite aggregate there is a small smooth and very white Orthoclase surface. An excellent French classic.
La Combe de la Selle, Saint-Christophe-en-Oisans, Le Bourg d'Oisans Comune, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France

Specimen size: 6.8 × 5.4 × 3.6 cm = 2.7” × 2.1” × 1.4”

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

Prehnite with Orthoclase (variety adularia), Epidote and Amphibole. Front
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Prehnite with Orthoclase (variety adularia), Epidote and Amphibole. Side
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Prehnite with Orthoclase (variety adularia), Epidote and Amphibole.
Sphalerite with Siderite
Sphalerite with Siderite. Sphalerite with Siderite.

TP27AE2: Aggregate of complex equant Sphalerite crystals that are extraordinarily transparent and bright, with a very intense color and a vivid inner “fire.” On a matrix of very pale cream tabular Siderite crystals.
La Mure coal Mines, La Mure, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France

Specimen size: 3.7 × 3.5 × 2.2 cm = 1.5” × 1.4” × 0.9”

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

Sphalerite with Siderite

TH50Z9: Small but very well defined, bright and translucent crystals with a tan-honey color. They are on a matrix of massive Sphalerite with the lenticular Siderite crystals so characteristic of the locality.
La Mure coal Mines, La Mure, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France

Specimen size: 8.7 × 7 × 3 cm = 3.4” × 2.8” × 1.2”

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

Sphalerite with Siderite. Sphalerite with Siderite.
Siderite with Quartz and Baryte
Siderite with Quartz and Baryte.
Siderite with Quartz and Baryte. Siderite with Quartz and Baryte.

ED89Y9: Aggregates of very flattened lenticular Siderite crystals on a matrix of Quartz crystals with very sharp white rhombohedral Calcite crystals and a Baryte crystal with very well defined faces and edges, a very rare species at Le Mure.
La Mure coal Mines, La Mure, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France

Specimen size: 12.7 × 12.5 × 4 cm = 5.0” × 4.9” × 1.6”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 0.9 cm = 0.7” × 0.4”

Former collection of the Lyon area
Dolomite with Siderite
Dolomite with Siderite

SD87AC0: Drusy growth, on a rocky matrix, of sharp rhombohedral Siderite crystals with a brown color coated by white rhombohedral Dolomite crystals between transparent and translucent and small Quartz crystals. A French classic.
La Mure coal Mines, La Mure, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France

Specimen size: 15.8 × 9.4 × 3.9 cm = 6.2” × 3.7” × 1.5”

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

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani

Dolomite with Siderite. Dolomite with Siderite.
Calcite
Calcite. Calcite.
Calcite

SX67AC0: Aggregate of prismatic crystals with echeloned growths and flat rhombohedral terminations. The crystals, on matrix, are bright, between transparent and translucent, and have a snow white color. As is the case with so many specimens in this collection, the locality is quiet unknown.
Vicat Quarry, Montalieu-Vercieu, Morestel, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France

Specimen size: 9.5 × 7.1 × 5.5 cm = 3.7” × 2.8” × 2.2”

Main crystal size: 3 × 1.2 cm = 1.2” × 0.5”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani

Pyromorphite with Quartz

EA96AE3: Aggregates of acicular Pyromorphite crystals that are very bright, with a very uniform green color and on a matrix with Quartz crystals. The sample is from a not well known locality where good samples are very scarce.
Nuissière Mine, Chénelette, Thizy-les-Bourgs, Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (04-05/2011)

Specimen size: 12.3 × 10.4 × 7.1 cm = 4.8” × 4.1” × 2.8”

Main crystal size: 0.3 × 0.1 cm = 0.1” × 0.0”

Pyromorphite with Quartz. Front
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Pyromorphite with Quartz. Side
Side
Pyromorphite with Quartz.
Clinozoisite
Clinozoisite. Clinozoisite.
Clinozoisite

TQ70X7: Bundled aggregates, on matrix, of bright acicular crystals with a slightly greenish brown color. The sample, as is written on the back of the Emringer collection label, is from a unique find at the locality so the sample must be considered as a rarity.
Chamrousse, Grenoble, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France

Specimen size: 12.7 × 8.2 × 5.5 cm = 5.0” × 3.2” × 2.2”

Main crystal size: 4.2 × 0.7 cm = 1.7” × 0.3”

Former collection of Gilles Emringer

Doubly terminated Quartz

MB57K9: Doubly terminated Quartz crystal, with a short prism, very clear and brilliant, contrasting with a dark matrix. Very popular specimens at French mineral shows, where were called “Diamants de la Drôme” (Drôme Diamonds).
Rémuzat, Nyons, Drôme, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France

Specimen size: 9.3 × 6.5 × 5.5 cm = 3.7” × 2.6” × 2.2”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 1.3 cm = 0.7” × 0.5”

Doubly terminated Quartz. Doubly terminated Quartz.
Hematite with Quartz
Hematite with Quartz. Hematite with Quartz.

EM98Q8: Group of tabular crystals of neat hexagonal shape with small white crystals of Quartz. The sample is from an old find thirty years ago and can be considered among the best for the locality, not well known.
Le Haïcot , Brézouard, Les Vosges Massif, Lapoutroie, Ribeauvillé, Haut-Rhin, Grand Est  France (±1980)

Specimen size: 7.7 × 4.7 × 1.6 cm = 3.0” × 1.9” × 0.6”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.5 cm = 0.5” × 0.2”

Pyrite

EA96AC9: The sample, a floater, is a fossil sponge covered by crystals of Pyrite with very well defined and bright dominant octahedral faces and smaller cube faces. Very unusual, both for its composition and for the locality.
Boulonnais, Manche, Normandie  France

Specimen size: 8 × 4.3 × 4 cm = 3.1” × 1.7” × 1.6”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.9 cm = 0.4” × 0.4”

Pyrite. Front
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Pyrite. Rear
Rear
Calcite with inclusions
Calcite with inclusions. Front
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Calcite with inclusions. Rear
Rear

TA96N9: A French “super-classic”. Group of acute rhombohedral crystals of calcite that have grown including white sand. It comes from the Palix collection but it does not have its original label.
Forêt Fontainebleau, Fontainebleau, Seine-et-Marne, Île-de-France  France (XIX Century)

Specimen size: 4.7 × 3.3 × 3 cm = 1.9” × 1.3” × 1.2”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 1.5 cm = 0.7” × 0.6”


Rhodochrosite with Kentrolite from Peyrebrune

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Rhodochrosite with Kentrolite

TT14N3: Novelties from the classic mine of Peyrebrune, well known its Fluorites. In November 2008, a small pocket found in the higher levels of the Rivet Quarry produced Rhodochrosite (analyzed), but more surprising is that the black material is another species, Kentrolite, a rare silicate of manganese and lead, never previously found on this site.
This sample is a good representation of this interesting find.
Rivet Quarry, level 1, Peyrebrune, Réalmont, Tarn, Occitanie  France (10/11/2008)

Specimen size: 4.8 × 2.8 × 2.6 cm = 1.9” × 1.1” × 1.0”

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

Rhodochrosite with Kentrolite.
Rhodochrosite with Kentrolite
Rhodochrosite with Kentrolite. Rhodochrosite with Kentrolite.
Rhodochrosite with Kentrolite

SJ97AC0: Spheroidal and botryoidal growths of Kentrolite, a rare manganese silicate, coated by botryoidal Rhodochrosite with an intense pink color. It is one of the best Kentrolites of a single find at the Peyrebrune Mine. We made the first announcement of this find after analyzing it, so we’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Rivet Quarry, level 1, Peyrebrune, Réalmont, Tarn, Occitanie  France (10/11/2008)

Specimen size: 7.7 × 6.4 × 5.2 cm = 3.0” × 2.5” × 2.0”

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani

Rhodochrosite with Kentrolite

TH13N3: Novelties from the classic mine of Peyrebrune, well known its Fluorites. In November 2008, a small pocket found in the higher levels of the Rivet Quarry produced Rhodochrosite (analyzed), but more surprising is that the black material is another species, Kentrolite, a rare silicate of manganese and lead, never previously found on this site.
This sample is a good representation of this interesting find.
Rivet Quarry, level 1, Peyrebrune, Réalmont, Tarn, Occitanie  France (10/11/2008)

Specimen size: 7.3 × 5.2 × 4.5 cm = 2.9” × 2.0” × 1.8”

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

Rhodochrosite with Kentrolite. Rhodochrosite with Kentrolite.
Rhodochrosite with Kentrolite
Rhodochrosite with Kentrolite.
Rhodochrosite with Kentrolite.

TQ6N3: Novelties from the classic mine of Peyrebrune, well known its Fluorites. In November 2008, a small pocket found in the higher levels of the Rivet Quarry produced Rhodochrosite (analyzed), but more surprising is that the black material is another species, Kentrolite, a rare silicate of manganese and lead, never previously found on this site.
This sample is a good representation of this interesting find.
Rivet Quarry, level 1, Peyrebrune, Réalmont, Tarn, Occitanie  France (10/11/2008)

Specimen size: 9 × 5.5 × 7.5 cm = 3.5” × 2.2” × 3.0”


Les Farges Pyromorphite

Pyromorphite

TH16H6: Magnificent and unusual greenish-yellow color of the prismatic crystals, very sharp and bright and having perfect flat terminations. The esthetics of this miniature is emphasized by the contrast between the color of the crystals and the matrix.
Mine des Farges, Ussel, Corrèze, Nouvelle-Aquitaine  France (1976-1980)

Specimen size: 3.7 × 3.4 × 2.2 cm = 1.5” × 1.3” × 0.9”

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

Pyromorphite.
Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite.

NC50C9: Real Les Farges green in this specimen. Form, color, luster, perfection: all perfect in this unquestionable specimen. The collector who buys this one will always be happy with it, in my opinion.
Mine des Farges, Ussel, Corrèze, Nouvelle-Aquitaine  France

Specimen size: 4.5 × 4 × 3 cm = 1.8” × 1.6” × 1.2”

Pyromorphite

TF36H6: The sample forms arborescent growths of crystals with hopper terminations. They have the deep green color that made famous the Pyromorphite from this locality.
Mine des Farges, Ussel, Corrèze, Nouvelle-Aquitaine  France (1976-1980)

Specimen size: 4.8 × 3.2 × 3 cm = 1.9” × 1.3” × 1.2”

Pyromorphite.
Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.
Pyromorphite

TV94X7: Bundled aggregates of prismatic crystals with hollow terminations. They have a very deep and uniform green color. An excellent classic, of great quality, from Les Farges.
Mine des Farges, Ussel, Corrèze, Nouvelle-Aquitaine  France

Specimen size: 5.4 × 3.9 × 1.8 cm = 2.1” × 1.5” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.3 cm = 0.4” × 0.1”

Former collection of Gilles Emringer

Pyromorphite

TX28H6: The sample forms arborescent growths of crystals with hopper terminations. They have the deep green color that made famous the Pyromorphite from this locality.
Mine des Farges, Ussel, Corrèze, Nouvelle-Aquitaine  France (1976-1980)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 5.3 × 3.3 cm = 2.5” × 2.1” × 1.3”

Pyromorphite.
Pyromorphite.
Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite.

TF39: A great oldie from Les Farges. Although usually we expect really green Pyromorphite from this locality, some other ones with very interesting colors appear from time to time, such as this one which is intensely brown with yellow tips. It is a floater, complete and its form is as nice as the photo suggests.
Mine des Farges, Ussel, Corrèze, Nouvelle-Aquitaine  France (1976)

Specimen size: 3.8 × 2.7 × 2 cm = 1.5” × 1.1” × 0.8”

Pyromorphite

TP90T0: Very aerial group of prismatic crystals, most of them doubly terminated, slightly tapered, of green color zoned on the terminations , where they are clearer. A great European classic.
Mine des Farges, Ussel, Corrèze, Nouvelle-Aquitaine  France

Specimen size: 4.6 × 2.8 × 2.3 cm = 1.8” × 1.1” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.3 cm = 0.4” × 0.1”

Pyromorphite. Front
Front
Pyromorphite. Rear
Rear
Pyromorphite and Baryte
Pyromorphite and Baryte. Pyromorphite and Baryte.
Pyromorphite and Baryte

MD67AD1: Crystals with very well defined faces and edges, and with an intense green color very typical for Les Farges, coating a group of very sharp white Baryte crystals.
A French classic, with an excellent quality, from the Gaudry collection.
Mine des Farges, Ussel, Corrèze, Nouvelle-Aquitaine  France

Specimen size: 5.5 × 3.2 × 2.8 cm = 2.2” × 1.3” × 1.1”

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

Minor fluorescence short UV

Pyromorphite

VE50Y5: Irregular aggregate of prismatic crystals, a lot of them doubly terminated. The crystals , with slightly curved faces and edges, have an intense luster, olive-green color, which is typical on some of the samples from Les Farges, and a vivid yellow color on the terminal faces. An excellent French classic.
Mine des Farges, Ussel, Corrèze, Nouvelle-Aquitaine  France

Specimen size: 6.6 × 4.4 × 3.2 cm = 2.6” × 1.7” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 0.4 cm = 0.6” × 0.2”

Former collection of A. Mayor

Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.
Pyromorphite with Quartz
Pyromorphite with Quartz. Pyromorphite with Quartz.

EB86J5: Different from the usual habit for the locality. The crystals, of excellent luster, are prismatic, relatively short and a lot of them are doubly terminated. The color, apple-green, is different for the locality.
Mine des Farges, Ussel, Corrèze, Nouvelle-Aquitaine  France (±1970)

Specimen size: 14.5 × 8.5 × 4.5 cm = 5.7” × 3.3” × 1.8”

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

Fluorescent long & short UV

Pyromorphite with Baryte

EM71AD5: Aggregates of crystals with a very uncommon shape and color for Les Farges, with curved faces and edges, doubly terminated, bright, with an orange color and on a matrix of white Baryte crystals.
Mine des Farges, Ussel, Corrèze, Nouvelle-Aquitaine  France

Specimen size: 13.5 × 9.3 × 5.2 cm = 5.3” × 3.7” × 2.0”

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

Minor fluorescence short UV

Pyromorphite with Baryte. Pyromorphite with Baryte.
Mimetite with Pyromorphite and Wulfenite
Mimetite with Pyromorphite and Wulfenite.
Mimetite with Pyromorphite and Wulfenite.
Mimetite with Pyromorphite and Wulfenite.

PC96G0: Due to the crystal habit, we thought it could be Mimetite. Analysis indicates that every individual is formed from an inner crystal of Pyromorphite covered, in a second phase, with Mimetite. Completing the specimen, a little orange crystal of Wulfenite stands on the top. As we normally do in these cases we will send the buyer a copy of the analysis.
Mine des Farges, Ussel, Corrèze, Nouvelle-Aquitaine  France (1972)

Specimen size: 4.4 × 3.9 × 3 cm = 1.7” × 1.5” × 1.2”

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


GERMANY


Pyromorphite with Quartz

MA96Y3: Very sharp, almost spherical, barrel-shaped crystals with a yellow, slight orange color. They are bright and are on matrix, with microcrystals of Quartz. The sample is from one of the great classic German localities.
Clara Mine, Rankach Valley, Oberwolfach, Wolfach, Black Forest, Baden-Württemberg  Germany (1998)

Specimen size: 7.6 × 4.8 × 4.4 cm = 3.0” × 1.9” × 1.7”

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

Pyromorphite with Quartz. Pyromorphite with Quartz.
Strengite
Strengite. Strengite.

MB60K9: Doubly terminated, prismatic Strengite crystals, on matrix. Excellent color, defined faces and edges and considerable crystal size.
Kreuzberg, Pleystein, Neustadt a.d.Waldnaab, Upper Palatinate/Oberpfalz, Bavaria/Bayern  Germany

Specimen size: 3.7 × 2.5 × 3.7 cm = 1.5” × 1.0” × 1.5”

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

Pharmacosiderite with Strengite

MN13M9: The crystals are very well defined, they have an excellent transparency and luster and they were formed in a vug of Quartz. The locality, a classic, actually no longer produces pieces for collections.
Kreuzberg, Pleystein, Neustadt a.d.Waldnaab, Upper Palatinate/Oberpfalz, Bavaria/Bayern  Germany

Specimen size: 4.9 × 4.9 × 4.5 cm = 1.9” × 1.9” × 1.8”

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

Pharmacosiderite with Strengite. Pharmacosiderite with Strengite.
Fluorite with Quartz
Fluorite with Quartz. Fluorite with Quartz.

TA70W4: Group of cubic crystals of Fluorite with polycrystalline growths. They are bright and transparent, with an intense uniform green color and are partially coated by druses of reddish microcrystalline Quartz.
Cäcilia Mine, Freiung, Stulln, Wölsendorf West District, Upper Palatinate/Oberpfalz, Bavaria/Bayern  Germany

Specimen size: 14 × 10 × 4.3 cm = 5.5” × 3.9” × 1.7”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 2.5 cm = 1.0” × 1.0”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Marcasite

MC64Y9: Very sharp "cockscomb” shaped Marcasite crystals with very well defined faces and edges. They are bright and are on a rocky matrix. The Marcasite crystals retain a very good condition despite more than a half century has passed since was collected from a locality that is rarely represented in mineral collections.
Christiane Mine, Adorf, Diemelsee, Waldeck-Frankenberg District, Hesse/Hessen  Germany (±1950)

Specimen size: 7.5 × 4.5 × 3.7 cm = 3.0” × 1.8” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.6 cm = 0.4” × 0.2”

Former collection of Uwe Niemeyer

Marcasite. Marcasite.
Pyrite on Dolomite
Pyrite on Dolomite. Pyrite on Dolomite.

MD16Y9: Globular growths of very bright cubic Pyrite crystals on a rocky matrix, with small Dolomite crystals. The Pyrite shows an extraordinarily “fresh” aspect despite more than a half century has passed since it was collected from a locality that is rarely represented in mineral collections.
Christiane Mine, Adorf, Diemelsee, Waldeck-Frankenberg District, Hesse/Hessen  Germany (±1950)

Specimen size: 8 × 6.2 × 4 cm = 3.1” × 2.4” × 1.6”

Former collection of Uwe Niemeyer

Pyrite with Baryte

MT62Z1: Aggregates of very well defined cubic Pyrite crystals, bright and on a matrix of botryoidal Baryte. The Pyrite shows an extraordinarily “fresh” aspect despite that more than a half century has passed since it was collected from a locality that is rarely represented in mineral collections.
Christiane Mine, Adorf, Diemelsee, Waldeck-Frankenberg District, Hesse/Hessen  Germany (±1950)

Specimen size: 8.4 × 5.8 × 4.2 cm = 3.3” × 2.3” × 1.7”

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

Former collection of Uwe Niemeyer

Pyrite with Baryte. Pyrite with Baryte.
Dolomite after Calcite and Hematite
Dolomite after Calcite and Hematite. Dolomite after Calcite and Hematite.
Dolomite after Calcite and Hematite

ST56AC0: Aggregate of scalenohedral Calcite crystals, on matrix, with red Hematite inclusions. The Calcite crystals have internally dissolved leaving only remaining the former crystal form. Both the matrix surface and the cavities on it, including the interior of the Calcite crystals, are coated by small Dolomite rhombohedrons. As is the case with so many specimens in this collection, the sample is of great quality for the locality.
Christiane Mine, Adorf, Diemelsee, Waldeck-Frankenberg District, Hesse/Hessen  Germany (±1950)

Specimen size: 9.2 × 5.4 × 4.8 cm = 3.6” × 2.1” × 1.9”

Main crystal size: 2.7 × 1.5 cm = 1.1” × 0.6”

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani

Siderite with Baryte

MC9Y9: Botryoidal Baryte aggregate with a reddish color due to reddish slate inclusions. With botryoidal Siderite that has very dark brown color, almost black, and with small white and very acute scalenohedral Calcite crystals. The sample is from a locality that is rarely represented in mineral collections.
Christiane Mine, Adorf, Diemelsee, Waldeck-Frankenberg District, Hesse/Hessen  Germany (±1950)

Specimen size: 4.5 × 3.3 × 2.7 cm = 1.8” × 1.3” × 1.1”

Former collection of Uwe Niemeyer

Siderite with Baryte.
Baryte with Calcite
Baryte with Calcite. Baryte with Calcite.

MH14Y9: Irregular aggregate of laminar reddish Baryte crystals mostly coated by small brown, rhombohedral Calcite crystals. The sample is from a locality that is rarely represented in mineral collections.
Christiane Mine, Adorf, Diemelsee, Waldeck-Frankenberg District, Hesse/Hessen  Germany (±1950)

Specimen size: 9.6 × 9 × 3.7 cm = 3.8” × 3.5” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.2 cm = 0.8” × 0.5”

Former collection of Uwe Niemeyer

Azurite with Dolomite
Azurite with Dolomite

ST69AC0: Rosette aggregates of equant Azurite crystals in a vug coated by small rhombohedral Dolomite crystals, and on a rocky matrix. As is the case with so many specimens in this collection, the sample is of great quality for the locality.
Schmitt dolomite Quarry, Altenmittlau, Freigericht, Main-Kinzig-Kreis District, Spessart, Hesse/Hessen  Germany

Specimen size: 7.9 × 5.8 × 4.8 cm = 3.1” × 2.3” × 1.9”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1.1 cm = 0.6” × 0.4”

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani

Azurite with Dolomite. Azurite with Dolomite.
Celestine
Celestine. Celestine.

EX47X3: Druse of crystals, between translucent and transparent, with very well defined faces and edges and a very deep blue color. It is from an old find in the sixties of the last century.
Am Soldatenbusch, Obergembeck, Gembeck, Twistetal, Hesse/Hessen  Germany (±1960-70)

Specimen size: 12.8 × 8.4 × 7.5 cm = 5.0” × 3.3” × 3.0”

Main crystal size: 3.2 × 1.3 cm = 1.3” × 0.5”

Former collection of Uwe Niemeyer

Pyrargyrite with Calcite

NF6Z7: Aggregates, one of them clearly dominant, on a Calcite matrix of very acute Pyrargyrite crystals, translucent, bright and most of them doubly terminated. An “oldie” from a locality considered as especially classic for the species.
St. Andreasberg mining area, Goslar District, Harz, Lower Saxony/Niedersachsen  Germany

Specimen size: 5.7 × 3.6 × 1.9 cm = 2.2” × 1.4” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.3 cm = 0.3” × 0.1”

Calcite minor fluorescence short UV
Pyrargyrite with Calcite. Pyrargyrite with Calcite.
Pyrargyrite with Calcite
Pyrargyrite with Calcite. Pyrargyrite with Calcite.

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MT94Y6: Sharp arborescent growths of Pyrargyrite crystals on Calcite matrix. They have very well defined faces and edges, very good terminations and show a fine iridescent patina. Excellent German classic, very esthetic and unusual.
St. Andreasberg mining area, Goslar District, Harz, Lower Saxony/Niedersachsen  Germany

Specimen size: 6.8 × 6 × 2.5 cm = 2.7” × 2.4” × 1.0”

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

Former collection of Uwe Niemeyer

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV
Dyscrasite

EM50Y5: Very aerial fan-like growth of very well defined crystals with perfect terminations and on matrix. An excellent German classic, from the type locality for the species.
The sample has been noted and photographed in the monograph ‘St. Andreasberg’ of the Mineralogical Record magazine (May-June 2017, pg. 358)
St. Andreasberg mining area, Goslar District, Harz, Lower Saxony/Niedersachsen  Germany

Specimen size: 2.3 × 1.8 × 1.2 cm = 0.9” × 0.7” × 0.5”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.9 cm = 0.4” × 0.4”

Type locality

Dyscrasite. Front
Front
Dyscrasite. Rear
Rear
Calcite
Calcite. Front
Front
Calcite. Rear
Rear
Calcite

MB68AB0: Aggregates of parallel pale yellow transparent Calcite crystals on matrix. They are sharp prismatic with flat terminations and very acute scalenohedral phantom growths that protrude from the pinacoidal face. This historic sample previously was in the Bally Museum at Geneva (Switzerland) whose label we will send to the buyer.
St. Andreasberg mining area, Goslar District, Harz, Lower Saxony/Niedersachsen  Germany

Specimen size: 5.4 × 5 × 3.6 cm = 2.1” × 2.0” × 1.4”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 1.3 cm = 0.9” × 0.5”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani

Calcite
Calcite

SP47AB4: Aggregate, on matrix, of elongated Calcite crystals, between transparent and translucent and with smooth and very well defined pinacoidal terminations that have a white color zoning. Some of the crystals have dark inclusions on their base. As is the case with so many specimens in this collection, the sample is of great quality for the locality.
St. Andreasberg mining area, Goslar District, Harz, Lower Saxony/Niedersachsen  Germany

Specimen size: 7.1 × 4.4 × 4 cm = 2.8” × 1.7” × 1.6”

Main crystal size: 2.4 × 0.9 cm = 0.9” × 0.4”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani

Calcite. Front
Front
Calcite. Side
Side
Calcite.
Calcite
Calcite. Front
Front
Calcite. Side
Side
Calcite. Rear
Rear

SY47AC9: A classic. Divergent growths, on matrix, of prismatic Calcite crystals with pinacoidal terminations, with very sharp edges, bright and transparent. The sample is from the Stoppani collection, whose label we’ll send to the buyer. As is the case with so many specimens in this collection, the sample is of great quality for the locality.
The sample has been noted and photographed in the monograph ‘St. Andreasberg’ of the Mineralogical Record magazine (May-June 2017, pg. 348)
St. Andreasberg, St. Andreasberg mining area, Goslar District, Harz, Lower Saxony/Niedersachsen  Germany

Specimen size: 8.4 × 5.2 × 5.4 cm = 3.3” × 2.0” × 2.1”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani

Calcite
Calcite

MA48AB0: Aggregate, on matrix, of Calcite crystals that are between tabular and prismatic and have very well defined concentric zonal growths, between white and gray, perpendicular to the main crystal axis. More esthetic than usual for Calcite samples from this historic locality.
Abendröthe Mine, St. Andreasberg mining area, Goslar District, Harz, Lower Saxony/Niedersachsen  Germany

Specimen size: 8.5 × 6.4 × 3.5 cm = 3.3” × 2.5” × 1.4”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 1.7 cm = 0.7” × 0.7”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani

Calcite. Calcite.
Calcite
Calcite.
Calcite

SF49AB0: Druze of very Sharp rhombohedral crystals that are translucent, bright, with a pale yellow color and are on matrix. As in so many specimens in this collection, the sample is of great quality for the locality.
Winterberg Quarry, Iberg, Bad Grund, Göttingen District, Harz, Lower Saxony/Niedersachsen  Germany

Specimen size: 10 × 8.5 × 7.2 cm = 3.9” × 3.3” × 2.8”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 1.8 cm = 0.9” × 0.7”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani

Galena

EE56T5: Aggregate, on a metallic matrix, of cuboctahedral crystals with very well defined faces and edges in which the forms of the cube and the octahedron have an equal size. It is from a find by Frank de Wit in 2007 from which we offer all of the available samples. The piece is with a label signed by Frank that we'll send to the buyer.
Meyer Quarry, Hastenrath, Eschweiler, Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia/Nordrhein-Westfalen  Germany (07/04/2007)

Specimen size: 5.3 × 4.6 × 2.3 cm = 2.1” × 1.8” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 1 cm = 0.4” × 0.4”

Galena.
Galena
Galena. Galena.

EH96T5: Aggregate, on a metallic matrix, of cuboctahedral crystals with very well defined faces and edges in which the forms of the cube and the octahedron have an equal size. It is from a find by Frank de Wit in 2007 from which we offer all of the available samples. The piece is with a label signed by Frank that we'll send to the buyer.
This specimen was published on the Mineralogical Record´s web page, in the ‘What’s New in the Mineral World?’ section, report #30, November 25, 2011 edition.
Meyer Quarry, Hastenrath, Eschweiler, Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia/Nordrhein-Westfalen  Germany (07/04/2007)

Specimen size: 9.5 × 6.5 × 3.2 cm = 3.7” × 2.6” × 1.3”

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

Galena with Pyrite

EG87T5: Aggregate, on a metallic matrix, of cuboctahedral crystals with very well defined faces and edges in which the forms of the cube and the octahedron have a very equal size A thin film of Pyrite coats some of the crystals of Galena. It is from a find by Frank de Wit in 2007 from which we offer all the available samples. The piece is with a label signed by Frank that we'll send to the buyer.
Meyer Quarry, Hastenrath, Eschweiler, Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia/Nordrhein-Westfalen  Germany (07/04/2007)

Specimen size: 11.7 × 8.5 × 2.9 cm = 4.6” × 3.3” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1.4 cm = 0.6” × 0.6”

Galena with Pyrite. Galena with Pyrite.
Baryte with Chalcopyrite
Baryte with Chalcopyrite. Baryte with Chalcopyrite.

VF66Z4: Parallel aggregates of laminar Baryte crystals showing a color between white and salmon pink. They have scattered small Chalcopyrite crystals. A fine German classic.
Dreislar Mine, Dreislar, Winterberg, Sauerland, North Rhine-Westphalia/Nordrhein-Westfalen  Germany (±1967)

Specimen size: 7.9 × 5.4 × 1.2 cm = 3.1” × 2.1” × 0.5”

Former collection of A. Mayor

Minor fluorescence short UV

Baryte with Hematite inclusions

NM12R9: Group of translucent white tabular crystals. They have a neat geometrical zoning all along the edges due to the concentration of reddish inclusions of Hematite.
Calcite Quarry, Holzen, Arnsberg, Sauerland, North Rhine-Westphalia/Nordrhein-Westfalen  Germany (17/08/2006)

Specimen size: 7.2 × 5.4 × 3.2 cm = 2.8” × 2.1” × 1.3”

Baryte with Hematite inclusions.
Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite.

EM62M5: The sample is from a locality very rarely represented in collections. The crystals have good color, are on Quartz matrix, are very well defined, and most of them are doubly terminated.
Ramsbeck, Meschede, Sauerland, North Rhine-Westphalia/Nordrhein-Westfalen  Germany (1998)

Specimen size: 3.6 × 3.2 × 3.2 cm = 1.4” × 1.3” × 1.3”

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

Minor fluorescence short UV

Siderite with inclusions
Siderite with inclusions

SB67AB8: Echeloned growths of rhombohedral Siderite crystals with a clear cream color and darker areas due to inclusions. As is the case with so many specimens in this collection, the sample is of great quality for the locality.
Müsen, Siegerland, North Rhine-Westphalia/Nordrhein-Westfalen  Germany

Specimen size: 11 × 7.5 × 4.1 cm = 4.3” × 3.0” × 1.6”

Main crystal size: 4 × 2.5 cm = 1.6” × 1.0”

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani

Siderite with inclusions. Siderite with inclusions.
Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite.
Pyromorphite.

TA50G1: A classic specimen of excellent quality. Crystals are short prisms of simple forms, very well defined, with the typical brown color of this locality.
The sample was in the collection of Don E. Boydston, number 154, and it also has a label proceeding from U. S. National Museum collections with the number 105219. With the specimen we will send to the buyer both the card of the collection and the mentioned label.
Bad Ems, Bad Ems District, Lahn Valley, Rhineland-Palatinate/Rheinland-Pfalz  Germany

Specimen size: 6.2 × 3.8 × 3.7 cm = 2.4” × 1.5” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.5 cm = 0.3” × 0.2”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Rhodochrosite
Rhodochrosite

SC50AB4: Botryoidal aggregate, on matrix, of lenticular Rhodochrosite crystals that are translucent and have a very deep and uniform color. The sample is from a German locality considered as a classic for the species. As is the case with so many specimens in this collection, the sample is of great quality for the locality.
Rothenberg Mine, Oberneisen, Niederneisen, Rhineland-Palatinate/Rheinland-Pfalz  Germany

Specimen size: 5.3 × 3.8 × 3.9 cm = 2.1” × 1.5” × 1.5”

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani

Rhodochrosite. Rhodochrosite.
Rhodochrosite
Rhodochrosite. Rhodochrosite.
Rhodochrosite

SA42AC0: Botryoidal growth, on matrix, with a very deep red color. A great German classic of which, for many years, we have not seen samples.
Rothenberg Mine, Oberneisen, Niederneisen, Rhineland-Palatinate/Rheinland-Pfalz  Germany

Specimen size: 9 × 6.5 × 5.8 cm = 3.5” × 2.6” × 2.3”

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani

Siderite with Pyrite
Siderite with Pyrite

SA88AC3: Aggregate of rhombohedral Siderite crystals with slightly curved faces and very bright and “paved” surfaces partially coated by small Pyrite crystals. It is an excellent German classic for the species and the locality. As is the case with so many specimens in this collection, the sample is of great quality for the locality.
Georg Mine, Willroth, Flammersfeld, Altenkirchen, Siegerland, Rhineland-Palatinate/Rheinland-Pfalz  Germany

Specimen size: 14 × 7.8 × 3.7 cm = 5.5” × 3.1” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 2.1 × 1.5 cm = 0.8” × 0.6”

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani

Siderite with Pyrite. Siderite with Pyrite.
Silver with Arsenic
Silver with Arsenic. Front
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Silver with Arsenic. Side
Side
Silver with Arsenic. Silver with Arsenic.

TG67AE5: Dendritic aggregates, on matrix, of very fine Silver crystals that are partially coated by dark native Arsenic. An excellent German classic.
Schlema-Hartenstein District, Erzgebirge, Saxony/Sachsen  Germany

Specimen size: 4.4 × 2.9 × 2.1 cm = 1.7” × 1.1” × 0.8”

Silver

TB14J3: Hooked and skeletal growths on matrix. We note that from this locality, and very similar in their aspect, there are samples named as Allargentum (Ag7Sb). We analyzed the specimen and, in this case, it is simply native Silver.
Shaft 371, 1410 level, Schlema-Hartenstein District, Erzgebirge, Saxony/Sachsen  Germany

Specimen size: 4.7 × 3.2 × 1.8 cm = 1.9” × 1.3” × 0.7”

Silver.
Silver and Stephanite
Silver and Stephanite.
Silver and Stephanite.
Silver and Stephanite

EK91D2: In this one I have allowed Jordi to speak:
Very beautiful native silver from Freiberg with two really interesting additions: well-crystallized Stephanite and an old 19th century label, which is written in ink.
A quality classic.
Freiberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony/Sachsen  Germany

Specimen size: 6.8 × 5 × 3 cm = 2.7” × 2.0” × 1.2”

Acanthite
Acanthite

MT47N6: Very aerial growth of Acanthite crystals pseudomorphic after Argentite. They are cuboctahedral and have bright and very well defined faces and edges.
An excellent miniature from a classic mine and formerly in the thumbnail collection of Thomas Moore, whose label we'll send to the buyer.
Freiberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony/Sachsen  Germany

Specimen size: 2.6 × 2.3 × 1.6 cm = 1.0” × 0.9” × 0.6”

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

Acanthite. Front
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Acanthite. Side
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Acanthite. Top
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Galena with Baryte and Fluorite
Galena with Baryte and Fluorite. Galena with Baryte and Fluorite.

MM62P9: Small crystals of Galena with very well defined faces and edges, forming the twin following the spinel law on a matrix of so called “book” aggregates of white Baryte crystals and with cubic yellow, transparent and bright crystals of Fluorite. An European classic.
Freiberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony/Sachsen  Germany

Specimen size: 7.7 × 5.4 × 4 cm = 3.0” × 2.1” × 1.6”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.5 cm = 0.3” × 0.2”

Fluorite fluorescent long & short UV

Boracite on Anhydrite and Halite

MB56I1: The isolated crystals are very rich with faces, very sharp, translucent and have nice color. There are on a matrix of grayish-white Anhydrite with orange Halite. It is from a recent find of a higher quality than usual for this locality.
Gröna Mine, Bernburg, Stassfurt, Saxony/Sachsen  Germany (2006)

Specimen size: 8.2 × 5.4 × 3.5 cm = 3.2” × 2.1” × 1.4”

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

Anhydrite minor fluorescence long & short UV
Boracite on Anhydrite and Halite. Front
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Boracite on Anhydrite and Halite. Side
Side
Pucherite
Pucherite.
Pucherite.

MF12L2: A sample for systematic collectors. It is a rare bismuth vanadate occurring as a hydrothermal alteration of other bismuth minerals. Small orthorhombic Pucherite crystals but with very brilliant faces and sharp edges, others rounded. This specimen is from the Schneeberg area, probably from the Wolfgang Maassen Mine, the Type Locality for this species.
Schneeberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony/Sachsen  Germany

Specimen size: 5.4 × 4 × 4.3 cm = 2.1” × 1.6” × 1.7”

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

Bismuth

ET68K3: The vein surface is very densely covered with groups of small crystals that are very sharp. The specimen is a classic from one of the great localities of Germany.
Schlema-Hartenstein District, Erzgebirge, Saxony/Sachsen  Germany (±2004)

Specimen size: 8.5 × 7.7 × 6 cm = 3.3” × 3.0” × 2.4”

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

Bismuth. Bismuth.
Baryte with Quartz
Baryte with Quartz.

TA76G0: A classic. Prismatic crystals, some of them doubly-terminated, are grouped on a Quartz matrix. Color and luster are very good.
Pöhla, Schwarzenberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony/Sachsen  Germany

Specimen size: 3.3 × 2.5 × 2.3 cm = 1.3” × 1.0” × 0.9”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Galena with Siderite

TZ27L0: A classic sample from a classic locality. Group of well defined rounded Galena crystals formed by the faces of the cube and the octahedron, with rhombohedral Siderite crystals, on matrix.
Neudorf, Harzgerode mining district, Harz, Saxony-Anhalt/Sachsen-Anhalt  Germany

Specimen size: 6.5 × 4.8 × 2.8 cm = 2.6” × 1.9” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 1.2 cm = 0.7” × 0.5”

Galena with Siderite. Galena with Siderite.
Siderite with Quartz
Siderite with Quartz. Front
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Siderite with Quartz. Side
Side
Siderite with Quartz.
Siderite with Quartz

SR58AC7: Aggregate of very sharp and well defined rhombohedral crystals with echeloned edges. They are very bright, have a clear brown color and are on matrix, with very well defined Quartz crystals. As is the case with so many specimens in this collection, in this case a German classic, the sample is of great quality for the locality.
Neudorf, Harzgerode mining district, Harz, Saxony-Anhalt/Sachsen-Anhalt  Germany

Specimen size: 11.2 × 8 × 4.8 cm = 4.4” × 3.1” × 1.9”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.2 cm = 0.8” × 0.5”

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani

Manganite

TM27H9: A classic. Group of divergent prismatic crystals, very bright and with excellent terminations.
Ilfeld, Nordhausen, Harz, Thuringia/Thüringen  Germany

Specimen size: 3.6 × 1.8 × 1.8 cm = 1.4” × 0.7” × 0.7”

Manganite. Front
Front
Manganite. Top
Top
Manganite
Manganite. Front
Front
Manganite. Top
Top

AT92N2: Group of very bright, well defined crystals with bright perfect terminations. The sample is a good representative of one of the great classics of European mineralogy.
Ilfeld, Nordhausen, Harz, Thuringia/Thüringen  Germany

Specimen size: 6.3 × 4.5 × 3.5 cm = 2.5” × 1.8” × 1.4”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 0.9 cm = 0.7” × 0.4”

Former collection of Josep Amigó (Silvane)

Hydroboracite

MB97AA7: Very Sharp colorless, very bright and completely clear Hydroboracite crystal, with a perfect definition of its terminal faces and with a very good length for the species.
Kohnstein Quarry, Niedersachswerfen, Nordhausen District, Harz, Thuringia/Thüringen  Germany (12/2012)

Specimen size: 3.2 × 1.4 × 0.5 cm = 1.3” × 0.6” × 0.2”

Hydroboracite. Front
Front
Hydroboracite. Rear
Rear
Hydroboracite with Anhydrite
Hydroboracite with Anhydrite. Hydroboracite with Anhydrite.

MA27W8: A novelty at Munich 2012. Group of elongated crystals of Hydroboracite on matrix. They are very sharp, completely clear and showing an exceptional luster. No more words are necessary, maybe one of the best samples found for this species.
This specimen was photographed and published as a novelty at the 2012 Munich Show in the magazine "Lapis" number 12/2012, page 41, and the magazine ‘Mineralien Welt’, number 1/2013, page 24
Kohnstein Quarry, Niedersachswerfen, Nordhausen District, Harz, Thuringia/Thüringen  Germany (2011)

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

Main crystal size: 3 × 0.7 cm = 1.2” × 0.3”

Hydroboracite

MA97AA6: Another good borate from the Kohnstein quarry: a parallel growth of very sharp, lustrous, flattened Hydroboracite crystals which are completely colorless and transparent and have perfect terminations.
Kohnstein Quarry, Niedersachswerfen, Nordhausen District, Harz, Thuringia/Thüringen  Germany (01/2013)

Specimen size: 7.1 × 0.9 × 0.4 cm = 2.8” × 0.4” × 0.2”

Hydroboracite.
Hydroboracite with Anhydrite
Hydroboracite with Anhydrite. Hydroboracite with Anhydrite.

MD53W9: A novelty at Munich 2012. Irregular aggregate of sharp elongated crystals on matrix. They are colorless, completely clear and have an extraordinary luster. Undoubtedly a sample of the best quality for the species.
This specimen was photographed and published as a novelty at the 2012 Munich Show in the magazine ‘Le Règne Minéral’ number 108, page 45, and the magazine ‘Mineral Up’ on page 52 in number 2013/1
Kohnstein Quarry, Niedersachswerfen, Nordhausen District, Harz, Thuringia/Thüringen  Germany (2012)

Specimen size: 9.5 × 6.7 × 2.4 cm = 3.7” × 2.6” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 0.4 cm = 0.7” × 0.2”

Strontioginorite

MB56AA6: Fairly new at Munich in 2014: one of the rare borates found in the occasionally prolific Kohnstein quarry. The crystals are extraordinarily sharp, lustrous, colorless, completely transparent and very large for the species, and they are on matrix. Though reluctant to make value judgments, we have to say that this specimen is probably among the best for the species from any locality.
This specimen was photographed and published as a novelty at the 2014 Munich Show in the magazine ‘Le Règne Minéral’ Nov/Dec 2014, number 120, page 45
Kohnstein Quarry, Niedersachswerfen, Nordhausen District, Harz, Thuringia/Thüringen  Germany (01/2013)

Specimen size: 5 × 4.2 × 4.1 cm = 2.0” × 1.7” × 1.6”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 0.2 cm = 0.6” × 0.1”

Strontioginorite. Strontioginorite.
Topaz with Quartz
Topaz with Quartz.
Topaz with Quartz.
Topaz with Quartz

MA36G8: One of the classic pieces we enjoy offering. Prominent are the two prismatic crystals, well terminated and with a color quite better than usual for the Topaz of the locality, on a matrix of thin acicular crystals of Quartz. With the piece we will send an old label from the Bergakademie of Freiberg.
Schneckenstein, Kielberg, Klingenthal, Vogtland, Saxony/Sachsen  Germany

Specimen size: 5 × 3.1 × 4.6 cm = 2.0” × 1.2” × 1.8”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 1 cm = 0.7” × 0.4”

Calcite with Feldspar, Quartz and Pyrite
Calcite with Feldspar, Quartz and Pyrite

SV57AC0: Peculiar and different spheroidal growth, bright and with a very uniform pinkish color. It is on matrix, with Quartz, feldspar and small Pyrite crystals. As is the case with so many specimens in this collection, the sample is of great quality for the locality.
Schönbrunn, Oelsnitz, Vogtland, Saxony/Sachsen  Germany

Specimen size: 9.1 × 7.6 × 5.5 cm = 3.6” × 3.0” × 2.2”

Main crystal size: 5.2 × 3.8 cm = 2.0” × 1.5”

Fluorescent short UV

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani

Calcite with Feldspar, Quartz and Pyrite. Calcite with Feldspar, Quartz and Pyrite.

GREECE


Linarite with Cerussite, Caledonite and Brochantite
Linarite with Cerussite, Caledonite and Brochantite. Linarite with Cerussite, Caledonite and Brochantite.

ED16Y7: A novelty at Munich 2013. Aggregate of translucent and very bright Linarite crystals with a vivid color, on a limonite matrix, with clear blue Caledonite, green Brochantite and small Cerussite crystals.
King Arthur Mine, Kirki Mines, Évros Prefecture, Thraki Department  Greece (03-04/2013)

Specimen size: 2.7 × 2.5 × 1.9 cm = 1.1” × 1.0” × 0.7”

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

Linarite with Cerussite and Brochantite

EP16Y7: A novelty at Munich 2013. Fan-like growths of translucent and very bright Linarite crystals with a vivid color, on a limonite matrix, with green Brochantite and small Cerussite crystals.
King Arthur Mine, Kirki Mines, Évros Prefecture, Thraki Department  Greece (03-04/2013)

Specimen size: 3.4 × 3.4 × 1.7 cm = 1.3” × 1.3” × 0.7”

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

Linarite with Cerussite and Brochantite. Linarite with Cerussite and Brochantite.
Wurtzite
Wurtzite. Wurtzite.

EH13Y7: A novelty at Munich 2013. Groups of very well developed pyramidal Wurtzite crystals, of good size for the species. They have fine striations parallel to the main axis of the crystal, have a honey color and intense luster, being on matrix with small Jordanite crystals. The sample has intense doubly colored fluorescence, orange on the crystals and yellow on the matrix, and also a very notable phosphorescence.
Agios Philippos Mine, Kirki Mines, Évros Prefecture, Thraki Department  Greece (10/2013)

Specimen size: 4.2 × 3.7 × 2.4 cm = 1.7” × 1.5” × 0.9”

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

Doubly colored fluorescence, orange on the crystals and yellow on the matrix and phosphorescence
Wurtzite with Jordanite

EB6Y7: A novelty at Munich 2013. Groups of very well developed pyramidal Wurtzite crystals, of good size for the species. They have fine striations parallel to the main axis of the crystal, have a honey color and intense luster, being on matrix with small Jordanite crystals. The sample has intense doubly colored fluorescence, orange on the crystals and yellow on the matrix, and also a very notable phosphorescence.
Agios Philippos Mine, Kirki Mines, Évros Prefecture, Thraki Department  Greece (10/2013)

Specimen size: 4.5 × 3 × 2.8 cm = 1.8” × 1.2” × 1.1”

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

Doubly colored fluorescence, orange on the crystals and yellow on the matrix and phosphorescence
Wurtzite with Jordanite. Wurtzite with Jordanite.
Wurtzite with Jordanite and Baryte
Wurtzite with Jordanite and Baryte. Wurtzite with Jordanite and Baryte.

MB26Y8: A novelty at Munich 2013. Very well developed pyramidal Wurtzite crystals of good size for the species. They have a brown honey color and intense luster, and are on matrix, with small Jordanite crystals and laminar Baryte crystals with geometric zoning. The sample has intense doubly colored fluorescence, the crystals are orange and the matrixis yellow, and also a very notable phosphorescence.
Agios Philippos Mine, Kirki Mines, Évros Prefecture, Thraki Department  Greece (10/2013)

Specimen size: 6.7 × 5 × 3.5 cm = 2.6” × 2.0” × 1.4”

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

Doubly colored fluorescence, orange on the crystals and yellow on the matrix and phosphorescence
Wurtzite with Jordanite

MD26Y8: A novelty at Munich 2013. Very well developed pyramidal Wurtzite crystals of good size for the species. They have a brown honey color and intense luster, and are on matrix, with small Jordanite crystals. The sample has intense doubly colored fluorescence, the crystals are orange and the matrix is yellow, and also a very notable phosphorescence.
Agios Philippos Mine, Kirki Mines, Évros Prefecture, Thraki Department  Greece (10/2013)

Specimen size: 6.8 × 4.7 × 2.7 cm = 2.7” × 1.9” × 1.1”

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

Doubly colored fluorescence, orange on the crystals and yellow on the matrix and phosphorescence
Wurtzite with Jordanite. Wurtzite with Jordanite.
Chromium rich Lawsonite with Glaucophane
Chromium rich Lawsonite with Glaucophane.

TL12S1: A novelty at Tucson 2011. Isolated and very well defined crystals of Lawsonite, one of them clearly dominant, on a matrix crossed by a blue banding of Glaucophane. Lawsonite is a rare sorosilicate that has, in this case, an unusual green color due to it being a chromian variety.
Marmari Cape, Grammata Bay, Syros Island, Cyclade Islands, Kykládes Prefecture, Aegean Islands Department (Aiyaíon)  Greece (2010)

Specimen size: 4 × 2.8 × 2.1 cm = 1.6” × 1.1” × 0.8”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.8 cm = 0.5” × 0.3”

Baryte with inclusions of Hematite

NG11W4: Aggregates of sharp tabular crystals of Baryte, white and colored by red inclusions of Hematite. Of very good quality for the locality.
Mine 18, Paleokamariza Mines, Lavrion Mining District, Attikí (Attica) Prefecture  Greece (±1980)

Specimen size: 4.5 × 4.3 × 3 cm = 1.8” × 1.7” × 1.2”

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

Baryte with inclusions of Hematite.
Baryte with inclusions of Hematite
Baryte with inclusions of Hematite. Baryte with inclusions of Hematite.

NA63W4: Aggregates of sharp tabular crystals of Baryte. They have an intense and uniform red color due to inclusions of Hematite, and are on a base of white crystals of the same mineral. Of very good quality for the locality.
Mine 18, Paleokamariza Mines, Lavrion Mining District, Attikí (Attica) Prefecture  Greece (±1980)

Specimen size: 7 × 4.4 × 3 cm = 2.8” × 1.7” × 1.2”

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

Baryte with Hematite inclusiones

MD46AB1: Fine druse of small tabular Baryte crystals with pale yellow pinacoidal faces and thin vivid red prismatic faces whose color is due to Hematite inclusions. The crystal size and the quality are superior to the usual from this locality.
Mine 18, Paleokamariza Mines, Lavrion Mining District, Attikí (Attica) Prefecture  Greece (±1980)

Specimen size: 10.2 × 5.5 × 2.1 cm = 4.0” × 2.2” × 0.8”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.5 cm = 0.3” × 0.2”

Baryte with Hematite inclusiones. Baryte with Hematite inclusiones.
Cuprian Adamite with Smithsonite
Cuprian Adamite with Smithsonite. Cuprian Adamite with Smithsonite.

MA60X8: Spheroidal growths of cuprian Adamite in micro-crystals whose color is between green and bluish green. They are on limonite matrix, with white botryoidal Smithsonite. It is a rarity at the small Serpieri mine at Lavrion, not well known for collectible samples.
Serpieri Mine, Kamariza Mines, Lavrion Mining District, Attikí (Attica) Prefecture  Greece (01/2013)

Specimen size: 3.4 × 2.5 × 1.8 cm = 1.3” × 1.0” × 0.7”

Cuprian Adamite

EC14Y6: A novelty for 2013. Globular aggregates of micro-crystals with very intense and uniform green color, with very good luster and on limonite matrix. The quality is excellent for the locality.
Hilarion Mine, Hilarion area, Kamariza Mines, Agios Konstantinos, Lavrion Mining District, Attikí (Attica) Prefecture  Greece (05/2013)

Specimen size: 4.3 × 3.2 × 2.8 cm = 1.7” × 1.3” × 1.1”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Cuprian Adamite. Cuprian Adamite.
Cuprian Adamite
Cuprian Adamite. Cuprian Adamite.

EE66Y6: A novelty for 2013. Globular aggregates of micro-crystals with very intense and uniform green color, with very good luster and on limonite matrix. The quality is excellent for the locality.
This specimen was published on the Mineralogical Record´s web page, in the ‘What’s New in the Mineral World?’ section, report #36, November 14, 2013 edition.
Hilarion Mine, Hilarion area, Kamariza Mines, Agios Konstantinos, Lavrion Mining District, Attikí (Attica) Prefecture  Greece (05/2013)

Specimen size: 5 × 4.3 × 3.8 cm = 2.0” × 1.7” × 1.5”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Smithsonite

MA11Y6: Spherulitic growths, more isolated than usual on this kind of samples, bright, whose color varies between grayish-blue and white and strongly contrasts with the dark limonite matrix.
Serpieri Mine, Kamariza Mines, Lavrion Mining District, Attikí (Attica) Prefecture  Greece (01/2013)

Specimen size: 3.4 × 2.9 × 1.1 cm = 1.3” × 1.1” × 0.4”

Smithsonite.
Smithsonite
Smithsonite. Smithsonite.

MQ13AC9: Spheroidal aggregates of crystals with curved faces and edges, with a vivid color between brown and orange, with Calcite and on matrix.
Hilarion Mine, Hilarion area, Kamariza Mines, Agios Konstantinos, Lavrion Mining District, Attikí (Attica) Prefecture  Greece (±1985-99)

Specimen size: 5.8 × 3.8 × 2.4 cm = 2.3” × 1.5” × 0.9”

Smithsonite on Calcite
Smithsonite on Calcite

EX89AA5: Botryoidal Smithsonite growths with a uniform clear green color in vivid contrast with the matrix of white saccharoidal limestone with small Calcite crystals. Like so many specimens in this collection, this one is of great quality for the locality.
Barbara Mine, Agia Varvara Mines, Sounion area, Lavrion Mining District, Attikí (Attica) Prefecture  Greece

Specimen size: 8.6 × 7 × 6.4 cm = 3.4” × 2.8” × 2.5”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 1.5 cm = 0.9” × 0.6”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani

Smithsonite on Calcite. Smithsonite on Calcite.
Smithsonite
Smithsonite. Smithsonite.
Smithsonite

SB88AC3: Translucent botryoidal growth with green color, slightly bluish. It has some white areas and some violet shaded zones. A classic species with great quality from a very, very, classic locality. The sample was previously in the Gilbert Gauthier collection, whose label we’ll send along with the Stoppani label to the buyer. As is the case with so many specimens in this collection, the sample is of great quality for the locality.
Lavrion Mines, Lavrion Mining District, Attikí (Attica) Prefecture  Greece

Specimen size: 11.7 × 8.5 × 4.2 cm = 4.6” × 3.3” × 1.7”

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani

Jarosite with Natrojarosite

TH12V2: From a recent find in Lavrion (Laurium). Aggregates on matrix of dark brown Jarosite crystals, very bright and partially covered by yellowish concretions of Natrojarosite.
Kamaritza Mines, Lavrion Mining District, Attikí (Attica) Prefecture  Greece (01/2012)

Specimen size: 5.9 × 4.2 × 2.7 cm = 2.3” × 1.7” × 1.1”

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

Jarosite with Natrojarosite. Jarosite with Natrojarosite.
Jarosite with Natrojarosite and Romanechite
Jarosite with Natrojarosite and Romanechite.
Jarosite with Natrojarosite and Romanechite. Jarosite with Natrojarosite and Romanechite.

TK13V2: From a recent find at Lavrion. Aggregates on matrix of dark brown Jarosite crystals, very bright and partially covered by yellowish concretions of Natrojarosite and globular and concretionary growths of black Romanéchite.
Kamaritza Mines, Lavrion Mining District, Attikí (Attica) Prefecture  Greece (01/2012)

Specimen size: 7.1 × 5.4 × 4.1 cm = 2.8” × 2.1” × 1.6”

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

Azurite

TN64AD6: Two nodular clusters of small crystals with a very vivid and uniform color. On a rocky matrix.
Plaka Mines, Plaka, Lavrion Mining District, Attikí (Attica) Prefecture  Greece (20/02/2013)

Specimen size: 3.3 × 3.2 × 2.4 cm = 1.3” × 1.3” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 1.4 cm = 0.6” × 0.6”

Azurite. Azurite.
Azurite
Azurite. Azurite.

TT64AD6: Nodular clusters of small crystals with a very vivid and uniform color and with small Malachite coatings. On a rocky matrix.
Plaka Mines, Plaka, Lavrion Mining District, Attikí (Attica) Prefecture  Greece (20/02/2013)

Specimen size: 5.2 × 4.3 × 2.7 cm = 2.0” × 1.7” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 1.7 cm = 0.9” × 0.7”

Rhodochrosite with Sphalerite

MF26AC8: Aggregate of very elongate Rhodochrosite crystals. They have a pale pink color, are bright and are on a matrix of Sphalerite (marmatite variety), with very well defined faces and edges.
Madem-Lakko Mine, Stratoni operations, Cassandra Mines, Chalkidiki Prefecture, Macedonia Department  Greece (1985-1990)

Specimen size: 5.4 × 4.4 × 3.6 cm = 2.1” × 1.7” × 1.4”

Rhodochrosite with Sphalerite. Rhodochrosite with Sphalerite.
Rhodochrosite with Quartz and Pyrite
Rhodochrosite with Quartz and Pyrite. Rhodochrosite with Quartz and Pyrite.
Rhodochrosite with Quartz and Pyrite.

MM87AC8: Aggregate of small Rhodochrosite crystals that have a very intense pink color. They are on matrix and partially coated by translucent white Quartz crystals and Pyrite crystals.
Madem-Lakko Mine, Stratoni operations, Cassandra Mines, Chalkidiki Prefecture, Macedonia Department  Greece (1985-1990)

Specimen size: 10.8 × 8.2 × 6.2 cm = 4.3” × 3.2” × 2.4”

Quartz (variety amethyst) with Quartz (variety smoky)

ML6Z0: Parallel growth of doubly terminated crystals with a very well marked color zoning, colorless in their central area and deep violet on the terminations. It is associated with a small smoky Quartz crystal. The sample is of the best quality for Kato Nevrokopi.
Kato Nevrokopi, Dráma Prefecture, Macedonia Department  Greece (2007-2008)

Specimen size: 3 × 3 × 1.9 cm = 1.2” × 1.2” × 0.7”

Quartz (variety amethyst) with Quartz (variety smoky). Front
Front
Quartz (variety amethyst) with Quartz (variety smoky). Rear
Rear
Scheelite with Wollastonite, Epidote and Amphibole
Scheelite with Wollastonite, Epidote and Amphibole. Scheelite with Wollastonite, Epidote and Amphibole.

TR14Z9: Dipyramidal translucent Scheelite crystals, very rich in faces, with a very clear green color. They are on matrix, with white Wollastonite and Epidote crystals. The Scheelite is intensely fluorescent under a short wave ultraviolet lamp. Little or nothing of this has been previously seen, the Scheelite from this locality can be considered as a kind of novelty in the mineral world.
Kimmeria, Xánthi Prefecture, Thrace (Thráki) Department   Greece (01/2012)

Specimen size: 4.2 × 3.4 × 2.5 cm = 1.7” × 1.3” × 1.0”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.7 cm = 0.4” × 0.3”

Extremely fluorescent short UV

Scheelite with Wollastonite, Epidote and Amphibole

TQ62Z9: Dipyramidal transparent Scheelite crystals with a very clear green color. They are on matrix, with white fibrous Wollastonite and Epidote crystals. The Scheelite is intensely fluorescent under a short wave ultraviolet lamp. Little or nothing of this has been previously seen, the Scheelite from this locality can be considered as a kind of novelty in the mineral world.
Kimmeria, Xánthi Prefecture, Thrace (Thráki) Department   Greece (01/2012)

Specimen size: 4.2 × 3.6 × 2 cm = 1.7” × 1.4” × 0.8”

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

Extremely fluorescent short UV

Scheelite with Wollastonite, Epidote and Amphibole. Scheelite with Wollastonite, Epidote and Amphibole.
Scheelite with Amphibole
Scheelite with Amphibole. Scheelite with Amphibole.

TT14Z9: Dipyramidal translucent Scheelite crystals, very rich in faces, with a very clear green color. They are on matrix with an amphibole. The Scheelite is intensely fluorescent under a short wave ultraviolet lamp. Little or nothing of this has been previously seen, the Scheelite from this locality can be considered as a kind of novelty in the mineral world.
Kimmeria, Xánthi Prefecture, Thrace (Thráki) Department   Greece (01/2012)

Specimen size: 5.8 × 3.3 × 3.2 cm = 2.3” × 1.3” × 1.3”

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

Extremely fluorescent short UV

Mn-rich Andalusite (variety viridine) with Quartz and Mica

MB66AC5: A novelty at Munich 2015. Short prismatic Andalusite crystals (variety viridine), some of them doubly terminated, and all deep green in color and on a Quartz matrix, with laminar Mica aggregates.
This specimen was published in the magazine "Lapis" number 04/2017, page 21
Theologos area, Thasos Island, Kavála Prefecture, Macedonia Department  Greece (06/2015)

Specimen size: 5.4 × 4.3 × 3 cm = 2.1” × 1.7” × 1.2”

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

Mn-rich Andalusite (variety viridine) with Quartz and Mica. Mn-rich Andalusite (variety viridine) with Quartz and Mica.
Mn-rich Andalusite (variety viridine) with Quartz and Mica
Mn-rich Andalusite (variety viridine) with Quartz and Mica. Mn-rich Andalusite (variety viridine) with Quartz and Mica.

MD16AC5: A novelty at Munich 2015. Short prismatic Andalusite crystals (variety viridine), some of them doubly terminated, and all deep green in color and on a Quartz matrix, with laminar Mica aggregates.
This specimen was published in the magazine "Lapis" number 04/2017, page 4
Theologos area, Thasos Island, Kavála Prefecture, Macedonia Department  Greece (06/2015)

Specimen size: 5.6 × 3.6 × 1.7 cm = 2.2” × 1.4” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.3 cm = 0.4” × 0.1”

Mn-rich Andalusite (variety viridine) with Quartz and Mica

MA36AC5: A novelty at Munich 2015. Short prismatic Andalusite crystals (variety viridine), some of them doubly terminated, and all deep green in color and on a Quartz matrix, with laminar Mica aggregates.
This specimen was published on the Mineralogical Record´s web page, in the ‘What's New’ section, number 42, December 10, 2015 edition.
Theologos area, Thasos Island, Kavála Prefecture, Macedonia Department  Greece (06/2015)

Specimen size: 5.8 × 3.8 × 3.2 cm = 2.3” × 1.5” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.7 cm = 0.4” × 0.3”

Mn-rich Andalusite (variety viridine) with Quartz and Mica. Mn-rich Andalusite (variety viridine) with Quartz and Mica.
Mn-rich Andalusite (variety viridine) with Quartz and Mica
Mn-rich Andalusite (variety viridine) with Quartz and Mica. Mn-rich Andalusite (variety viridine) with Quartz and Mica.

MC76AC5: A novelty at Munich 2015. Short prismatic Andalusite crystals (variety viridine), some of them doubly terminated, and all deep green in color and on a Quartz matrix, with laminar Mica aggregates.
Theologos area, Thasos Island, Kavála Prefecture, Macedonia Department  Greece (06/2015)

Specimen size: 6 × 4.4 × 1.7 cm = 2.4” × 1.7” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 0.9 cm = 0.6” × 0.4”

Andradite with Hedenbergite
Andradite with Hedenbergite

EQ27AA3: Very sharp dodecahedral brown Andradite crystals with reddish shades, translucent and implanted on a matrix of thin, green, Hedenbergite crystals with good terminations. The sample is from the Gilbert J. Gauthier, whose label we will send to the buyer.
Mega Horio, Serifos Island, Cyclade Islands, Kykládes Prefecture, Aegean Islands Department (Aiyaíon)  Greece

Specimen size: 7.4 × 5 × 3.6 cm = 2.9” × 2.0” × 1.4”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1.2 cm = 0.6” × 0.5”

Andradite with Hedenbergite. Andradite with Hedenbergite.
Andradite with Hedenbergite.

HUNGARY


Wurtzite with Quartz
Wurtzite with Quartz. Front
Front
Wurtzite with Quartz. Side
Side

EA37T4: Parallel growth of black sharp crystals of good size for this rare dimorph of Sphalerite. They are very bright and are with Quartz. The locality is not well known but it produces some specimens of very good quality like this one.
Károlytáró, Gyöngyösoroszi, Mátra Mountains, Heves  Hungary (±1980)

Specimen size: 2.4 × 2.1 × 1.9 cm = 0.9” × 0.8” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 0.5 cm = 0.7” × 0.2”

Opal (variety hyalite)

ME47AA6: A novelty at Munich in 2014. Very aerial, completely transparent and colorless botryoidal aggregate, highly lustrous, on rocky matrix.
This specimen was photographed and published as a novelty at the 2014 Munich Show in the magazine ‘Le Règne Minéral’ Nov/Dec 2014, number 120, page 47
Tarcal, Eperjes-Tokaj Mountains, Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén  Hungary (02/2014)

Specimen size: 5.1 × 2.6 × 2.6 cm = 2.0” × 1.0” × 1.0”

Intense fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV

Opal (variety hyalite). Opal (variety hyalite).
Opal (variety hyalite)
Opal (variety hyalite). Opal (variety hyalite).
Opal (variety hyalite).

MD48AA6: A novelty at Munich in 2014. Completely transparent and colorless, highly lustrous hyalite in a crown-shaped botryoidal aggregate through which the rocky matrix is clearly visible.
Tarcal, Eperjes-Tokaj Mountains, Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén  Hungary (02/2014)

Specimen size: 6.9 × 4.4 × 2.5 cm = 2.7” × 1.7” × 1.0”

Intense fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV


ITALY


Epidote with Albite

L32FI7: Fanlike groups of prismatic crystals of very well defined faces and edges and smooth terminations. They are with white translucent crystals of Albite, typical of alpine Epidote.
Val Varaita, Cuneo  Italy (07-08/1993)

Specimen size: 4.7 × 4.5 × 2.9 cm = 1.9” × 1.8” × 1.1”

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

Epidote with Albite.
Artinite
Artinite.
Artinite.

HA26M3: Nice specimen from a classic locality for the species. Radial fibrous aggregates of thin Artinite crystals with a pure white color, glossy luster and on a schist matrix. A representative specimen for your display.
Montjovet, Aosta Valley (Val d'Aosta)  Italy

Specimen size: 14.2 × 6.2 × 4.3 cm = 5.6” × 2.4” × 1.7”

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

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Vesuvianite

MD57R8: Group of short prismatic, almost tabular, crystals. They are translucent, very bright and of a yellowish brown color with greenish reflections. An Italian classic, collected in 1970, from the prestigious collection of Tiziano Bonisoli, whose label will be sent to the buyer of the piece.
Monte Avi, Bellecombe, Châtillon, Aosta Valley (Val d'Aosta)  Italy (1970)

Specimen size: 2.3 × 2.1 × 2.1 cm = 0.9” × 0.8” × 0.8”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.9 cm = 0.4” × 0.4”

Vesuvianite. Front
Front
Vesuvianite. Top
Top
Vesuvianite
Vesuvianite.

TF67J5: Excellent miniature that forms an esthetic group of prismatic crystals, very well defined faces and edges, with a considerable transparency and a magnificent color. A classic.
Bellecombe, Châtillon, Aosta Valley (Val d'Aosta)  Italy

Specimen size: 4.2 × 2.7 × 2 cm = 1.7” × 1.1” × 0.8”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 0.7 cm = 0.6” × 0.3”

Gold with Quartz

MD91M5: Esthetic miniature of Alpine Gold obtained in a very recent find in May this year. The Gold forms very aerial dendritic growths on Quartz matrix. For its size is one of the best for the locality.
The specimen has been reviewed, photographed and published as a new discovery in the magazine ‘Mineral Up’ on page 25 in number 2009/1.
Ciamousira Mountain, Brusson, Val d'Ayas, Aosta Valley (Val d'Aosta)  Italy (05/2008)

Specimen size: 2.6 × 2.2 × 1.7 cm = 1.0” × 0.9” × 0.7”

Gold with Quartz. Front
Front
Gold with Quartz. Rear
Rear
Quartz (variety faden) with inclusions
Quartz (variety faden) with inclusions. Front
Front
Quartz (variety faden) with inclusions. Rear
Rear

MT36R5: Echeloned uniaxial growth of Quartz crystals, perfectly clear and bright and with a very notable "faden". The base is rich with fine green acicular inclusions, probably Ferroactinolite.
Miage Glacier, Veny Valley, Monte Bianco Massif (Mont Blanc Massif), Courmayeur, Aosta Valley (Val d'Aosta)  Italy (08/2010)

Specimen size: 5.2 × 1.8 × 1.1 cm = 2.0” × 0.7” × 0.4”

Grossular (hessonite) with Clinochlore

HM17P6: Crystals with polycrystalline growths, dominant dodecahedron faces beveled by the trapezohedron, of excellent color, a very intense luster and with small crystals of Clinochlore, on matrix. We note the locality, very unusual, especially for such good specimens.
Cogoleto, Genova Province, Liguria  Italy (±1970)

Specimen size: 6.9 × 5.1 × 4.5 cm = 2.7” × 2.0” × 1.8”

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

Grossular (hessonite) with Clinochlore. Grossular (hessonite) with Clinochlore.
Grossular (hessonite) with Diopside and Chlorite
Grossular (hessonite) with Diopside and Chlorite.
Grossular (hessonite) with Diopside and Chlorite

MJ37T8: Group of crystals of Grossular (variety Hessonite) composed of the trapezohedron and the dodecahedron. They are transparent and have a very deep color which contrasts with very well defined crystals of Diopside and small crystals of Chlorite.
From the Tiziano Bonisoli collection (num. 6296), whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
Testa Ciarva, Balme, Val d'Ala, Torino, Piemonte  Italy (±1960)

Specimen size: 2.7 × 1.9 × 1.7 cm = 1.1” × 0.7” × 0.7”

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

Former collection of Tiziano Bonisoli

Grossular (variety hessonite) with Clinochlore

MT68AA8: Aggregate of very sharp dodecahedral Grossular (hessonite variety) crystals, one of them clearly dominant, beveled by the trapezohedron. They are translucent, extraordinarily bright and are with leafy aggregates of Clinochlore. The sample has a very uncommon quality.
Alpe delle Frasse, Condove, Val di Susa, Torino, Piemonte  Italy (±1990)

Specimen size: 3.7 × 3.4 × 1.4 cm = 1.5” × 1.3” × 0.6”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 0.9 cm = 0.6” × 0.4”

Grossular (variety hessonite) with Clinochlore. Front
Front
Grossular (variety hessonite) with Clinochlore.
Grossular (variety hessonite) with Clinochlore. Side
Side
Grossular (variety hessonite) with Clinochlore
Grossular (variety hessonite) with Clinochlore. Grossular (variety hessonite) with Clinochlore.
Grossular (variety hessonite) with Clinochlore.

MV89AA8: Aggregate of very sharp dodecahedral Grossular (hessonite variety) crystals beveled by the trapezohedron. They are translucent, extraordinarily bright and are with leafy aggregates of Clinochlore. The sample has a very uncommon quality.
Alpe delle Frasse, Condove, Val di Susa, Torino, Piemonte  Italy (±1990)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 4.3 × 2.5 cm = 2.4” × 1.7” × 1.0”

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

Diopside
Diopside

MF46V0: Very aerial group of flattened elongated crystals with very well defined faces and edges, transparent, bright and with a slightly bluish green color.
The sample is from the Tiziano Bonisoli collection (number 6383) whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
Alpe delle Frasse, Condove, Val di Susa, Torino, Piemonte  Italy (±1990)

Specimen size: 2.8 × 2.2 × 1.5 cm = 1.1” × 0.9” × 0.6”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 0.6 cm = 0.6” × 0.2”

Former collection of Tiziano Bonisoli

Diopside. Front
Front
Diopside. Top
Top
Diopside with Grossular (Hessonite)
Diopside with Grossular (Hessonite).
Diopside with Grossular (Hessonite). Diopside with Grossular (Hessonite).

EJ89R3: Group of Diopside crystals, one of them clearly dominant, of good size and color. The contrast with the matrix, partially coated by nice Grossular crystals, increases its beauty. A great Italian classic.
Laietto, Condove, Val di Susa, Piemonte  Italy

Specimen size: 5.2 × 3.9 × 3.9 cm = 2.0” × 1.5” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 0.7 cm = 0.9” × 0.3”

Vesuvianite
Vesuvianite

MH47X5: Very well defined, transparent and bright crystal with a perfect “mirror” pinacoidal termination and an unusual color zoning, deep green at the base and progressively changing to orange-red at the terminal zone.
A sample from the Bonisoli collection, whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
Laietto, Alpe delle Frasse, Val Susa, Torino, Piemonte  Italy (1971)

Specimen size: 2.5 × 1.7 × 0.8 cm = 1.0” × 0.7” × 0.3”

Former collection of Tiziano Bonisoli

Vesuvianite. Front
Front
Vesuvianite. Light behind
Light behind
Vesuvianite with Grossular (Hessonite)
Vesuvianite with Grossular (Hessonite).
Vesuvianite with Grossular (Hessonite). Vesuvianite with Grossular (Hessonite).

TM27T2: An extraordinary sample for the locality, with aggregates of very elongated prismatic crystals of Vesuvianite in parallel growths and in square crystals with hollow terminations. The sample is completed by the presence of dodecahedral crystals of Grossular (variety Hessonite) and small rosettes of Chlorite.
Laietto, Alpe delle Frasse, Val Susa, Torino, Piemonte  Italy (±1970)

Specimen size: 13.2 × 9.2 × 5.4 cm = 5.2” × 3.6” × 2.1”

Main crystal size: 2 × 0.6 cm = 0.8” × 0.2”

Hematite with Orthoclase (adularia)

LZ11HM7: The sample is from a not well known Italian locality. It is a “rosette” growth of laminar crystals on Orthoclase (adularia) matrix.
Varaita Valley, Cuneo Province, Piedmont (Piemonte)  Italy (07-08/1993)

Specimen size: 2.2 × 1.9 × 1.1 cm = 0.9” × 0.7” × 0.4”

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

Hematite with Orthoclase (adularia).
Canavesite with Pyrite
Canavesite with Pyrite. Canavesite with Pyrite.
Canavesite with Pyrite

SA86AC7: Radial aggregates of Canavesite crystals, an uncommon borate. They are white, have a silky luster and are between acicular and fibrous. The crystals, in excellent condition, are on a matrix with iridescent micro-granular Pyrite.
Brosso Mine, Cálea, Léssolo, Canavese District, Torino Province, Piedmont (Piemonte)  Italy

Specimen size: 6.6 × 3.7 × 2 cm = 2.6” × 1.5” × 0.8”

Type locality

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani

Gismondine with Calcite, Epidote and Chlorite

EF7T0: A novelty at Sainte Marie-aux-Mines 2011. Sharp and very well individualized white dipyramidal crystals of Gismondine, one of them clearly dominant, with very well defined faces and edges. On matrix, with bluish Calcite, Epidote and Chlorite.
The specimen has been reviewed, photographed and published as a new discovery in the magazine ‘Mineral Up’ on page 29 in number 2011/2
Vedretta della Miniera, Val Zebrù, Valfurva, Sondrio, Lombardia, Italia  Italy (09/2010)

Specimen size: 4.6 × 3.5 × 3.7 cm = 1.8” × 1.4” × 1.5”

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

Gismondine with Calcite, Epidote and Chlorite. Gismondine with Calcite, Epidote and Chlorite.
Salammoniac
Salammoniac. Front
Front
Salammoniac. Rear
Rear

EG6T4: Efflorescent growth with crystals with curved faces, translucent and with a vivid intense yellow color. The matrix is lava from the Vesuvius eruption in 1906.
Vesuvio, Somma-Vesuvio, Napoli, Campania  Italy (1906)

Specimen size: 4.9 × 4.1 × 3 cm = 1.9” × 1.6” × 1.2”

Strontium rich Aragonite
Strontium rich Aragonite

SF48AB1: Pale green spheroidal growths that, in section, show a radial structure with concentric color zones that vary between green, more or less clear, on the border and shades between yellow and yellowish-green in the central areas. Although we have not done the analysis, these samples have been traditionally recognized as strontium rich Aragonite. As in so many specimens in this collection, the sample is of great quality for the locality.
Boccheggiano Mines, Montieri, Grosseto, Tuscany  Italy

Specimen size: 10.2 × 9.3 × 9.5 cm = 4.0” × 3.7” × 3.7”

Main crystal size: 5.8 × 5.7 cm = 2.3” × 2.2”

Very fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani

Strontium rich Aragonite. Front
Front
Strontium rich Aragonite. Side
Side
Sr-rich Aragonite
Sr-rich Aragonite. Sr-rich Aragonite.
Sr-rich Aragonite

EP70AA4: Druse of dipyramidal, strontium rich, Aragonite crystals that have slightly curved faces and edges, a light-green color and they are on matrix. A well-known classic from the Niccioleta mine. As in so many specimens in this collection, the sample is of great quality for the locality.
Niccioleta Mine, Massa Marittima, Grosseto Province, Tuscany  Italy

Specimen size: 12.1 × 8.4 × 4.6 cm = 4.8” × 3.3” × 1.8”

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

Very fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani

Dolomite after Calcite and with Pyrite
Dolomite after Calcite and with Pyrite

SB37AE3: Aggregate of small rhombohedral Dolomite crystals pseudomorphous after large scalenohedral Calcite crystals on a matrix with very sharp and bright cubic Pyrite crystals. An Italian classic.
The sample is with a label from the Stoppani collection that we’ll send to the buyer. As is the case with so many specimens in this collection, the sample is of great quality for the locality
Niccioleta Mine, Massa Marittima, Grosseto Province, Tuscany  Italy

Specimen size: 13.5 × 8.2 × 7 cm = 5.3” × 3.2” × 2.8”

Main crystal size: 12.3 × 4 cm = 4.8” × 1.6”

Minor fluorescence short UV

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani

Dolomite after Calcite and with Pyrite. Front
Front
Dolomite after Calcite and with Pyrite. Side
Side
Elbaite
Elbaite. Front
Front
Elbaite. Side
Side
Elbaite

ER11T4: Prismatic crystal from the type locality for the species. It is a classic, translucent, and has yellowish green color and a black terminal geometric zone, well known as a black cap.
The sample is with a label from the collection of Dr. G. Garbari, from Trento, Italy, that we'll send to the buyer.
San Piero in Campo, Campo nell'Elba, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany  Italy

Specimen size: 1.6 × 1.4 × 1.4 cm = 0.6” × 0.6” × 0.6”

Type locality

Pyrite with Hematite

VM13AA7: Very sharp pyritohedral crystal with very well defined faces and edges, very bright and on a matrix of micaceous Hematite. The crystal has a crystallographic particularity: it is a negative pyritohedron, a very rare form on Pyrite, defined by the orientation of its fine striations on the faces perpendicular to those on the very much more common positive pyritohedron.
Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany  Italy

Specimen size: 2.4 × 1.7 × 1.8 cm = 0.9” × 0.7” × 0.7”

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

Pyrite with Hematite.
Pyrite with Hematite
Pyrite with Hematite. Front
Front
Pyrite with Hematite. Top
Top
Pyrite with Hematite. Rear
Rear

ET72P4: Polycrystalline growth of pentadodecahedral (pyritohedral) crystals of very well defined faces and edges on leafy Hematite and in rocky matrix. A classic of quality from the end of the sixties and beginnings of seventies.
Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany  Italy (±1960)

Specimen size: 7.5 × 7.3 × 6.4 cm = 3.0” × 2.9” × 2.5”

Main crystal size: 7.3 × 6.9 cm = 2.9” × 2.7”

Hematite with Quartz

TF56N0: An excellent thumbnail of a classic mineral, in which we specially note the clear symmetry of the crystal, very bright and with small Quartz crystals.
Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany  Italy (±1980)

Specimen size: 2.7 × 2 × 3.3 cm = 1.1” × 0.8” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 1.9 × 1.8 cm = 0.7” × 0.7”

Hematite with Quartz.
Rosasite with Aurichalcite and Gypsum
Rosasite with Aurichalcite and Gypsum. Rosasite with Aurichalcite and Gypsum.
Rosasite with Aurichalcite and Gypsum

SC96AF0: Spheroidal aggregates of acicular Rosasite crystals with an intense bluish-green color, with Aurichalcite that has a lighter color. They are on a limonite matrix with white lenticular Gypsum crystals.
The sample is from the Francesco S. Stoppani collection (catalog number 0824), whose label we’ll send to the buyer. As is the case with so many specimens in this collection, the sample is of great quality for the locality.
Campiglia Marittima, Livorno, Toscana,   Italy

Specimen size: 10.8 × 7 × 6.7 cm = 4.3” × 2.8” × 2.6”

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani

Quartz (variety amethyst) with Calcite

MR13M5: A solitary growth of complexly doubly terminated crystals, very transparent, bright and of a very uniform color, on globular Calcite and in matrix. The sample is from a recent find on May 1, 2008.
Capurru Quarry, Osilo, Sassari Province, Sardinia/Sardegna  Italy (01/05/2008)

Specimen size: 4.3 × 2.5 × 2.5 cm = 1.7” × 1.0” × 1.0”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 1 cm = 0.9” × 0.4”

Quartz (variety amethyst) with Calcite.
Quartz (variety amethyst) with Calcite
Quartz (variety amethyst) with Calcite. Quartz (variety amethyst) with Calcite.

MA6M5: Isolated crystals, one of them clearly dominant and doubly terminated, with a scepter growth. Very transparent, bright and of a very uniform color, on globular Calcite and in matrix. The sample is from a recent find on May 1, 2008.
Capurru Quarry, Osilo, Sassari Province, Sardinia/Sardegna  Italy (01/05/2008)

Specimen size: 5.5 × 3.9 × 2.8 cm = 2.2” × 1.5” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 0.6 cm = 0.6” × 0.2”

Quartz (variety amethyst) with Calcite

MX57M5: Crystals and groups of crystals, some of them doubly terminated, very transparent, bright and of a very uniform color, on globular Calcite and in matrix. The sample is from a recent find on May 1, 2008.
Capurru Quarry, Osilo, Sassari Province, Sardinia/Sardegna  Italy (01/05/2008)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 4 × 2.9 cm = 2.5” × 1.6” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.5 cm = 0.4” × 0.2”

Quartz (variety amethyst) with Calcite. Quartz (variety amethyst) with Calcite.
Baryte
Baryte. Baryte.

TZ48E7: The Baryte from this locality often shows little ‘life’ as they have poor brilliance or transparency. They also often suffer from small dings on the edges of the crystals. Well in this case none of these problems are present and it has great transparency, brilliance and lack of damage. Given that it is a floater and so transparent you can also see the growth phantoms within the crystals.
Villamassargia, Carbonia-Iglesias Province, Sardinia/Sardegna  Italy

Specimen size: 7.7 × 5.1 × 2.9 cm = 3.0” × 2.0” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 2.8 × 1.6 cm = 1.1” × 0.6”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Baryte

TC66W4: Group flattened doubly terminated crystals with parallel growths. They are translucent, with an intense honey yellow color and are partially coated by a second generation of small crystals of the same Baryte. From one of the great classic European localities.
Carbonia-Iglesias, Sardegna  Italy

Specimen size: 9.3 × 5.4 × 4 cm = 3.7” × 2.1” × 1.6”

Main crystal size: 7 × 3.9 cm = 2.8” × 1.5”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Baryte. Front
Front
Baryte. Rear
Rear
Cerussite
Cerussite. Front
Front
Cerussite. Side
Side

TC97J8: The locality is a classic among classics. The Cerussite forms groups of acicular crystals, so called "jackstraws", white and with glazing luster.
This specimen's photo has been reviewed and published in the magazine ‘Mineralogical Record’ on page 652 in the volume 45, number 6
Monteponi Mine, Iglesias, Carbonia-Iglesias Province, Sardinia / Sardegna  Italy

Specimen size: 4.9 × 3.8 × 3.5 cm = 1.9” × 1.5” × 1.4”

Main crystal size: 3.8 × 0.3 cm = 1.5” × 0.1”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Phosgenite
Phosgenite
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EM16AA4: Parallel growth of partially doubly terminated crystals consisting of two very elongated prisms and the terminal pinacoid. The crystals are translucent, bright and with a brown color. Excellent Italian classic. As in so many specimens in this collection, the sample is of great quality for the locality.
Monteponi Mine, Iglesias, Carbonia-Iglesias Province, Sardinia / Sardegna  Italy

Specimen size: 5.2 × 3.5 × 1.9 cm = 2.0” × 1.4” × 0.7”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani

Phosgenite. Front
Front
Phosgenite. Top
Top
Phosgenite
Phosgenite. Front
Front
Phosgenite. Rear
Rear
Phosgenite. side
side

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EL16P2: Parallel floater group of tabular crystals with very well developed pinacoidal faces. The prism faces are very thin. They are translucent and have and excellent color and luster. A classic among classics.
Monteponi Mine, Iglesias, Carbonia-Iglesias Province, Sardinia / Sardegna  Italy (1989-1992)

Specimen size: 5.6 × 4.4 × 1.8 cm = 2.2” × 1.7” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 5.2 × 4 cm = 2.0” × 1.6”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Phosgenite on Galena
Phosgenite on Galena

SA94AB0: A rare acute crystal, very rich in faces, extraordinarily transparent and bright, with a very deep and uniform color and on matrix, with grainy Galena and Calcite, and with small powdery red Cinnabar aggregates. An excellent Italian classic, of great quality.
Monteponi Mine, Iglesias, Carbonia-Iglesias Province, Sardinia / Sardegna  Italy

Specimen size: 6.7 × 6.6 × 5.7 cm = 2.6” × 2.6” × 2.2”

Main crystal size: 2.4 × 1.3 cm = 0.9” × 0.5”

Minor fluorescence short UV

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani

Phosgenite on Galena. Phosgenite on Galena.
Phosgenite
Phosgenite. Front
Front
Phosgenite. Side
Side
Phosgenite. Rear
Rear
Phosgenite. Top
Top

EJ67N6: Excellent parallel growth of doubly terminated crystals with very well defined flat pinacoidal terminations. Translucent and bright, they have a nice pale cream color.
Monteponi Mine, Iglesias, Carbonia-Iglesias Province, Sardinia / Sardegna  Italy (1991)

Specimen size: 8.5 × 7.7 × 4 cm = 3.3” × 3.0” × 1.6”

Very fluorescent long & short UV

Cerussite
Cerussite

EM90AA4: Aggregate of white acicular, very thin, elongated Cerussite crystals with good contrast with the brownish-yellowish limonite matrix. As in so many specimens in this collection, the sample is of great quality for the locality.
Montevecchio Mines, Arbus, Medio Campidano Province, Sardinia  Italy

Specimen size: 9.2 × 7.9 × 5.4 cm = 3.6” × 3.1” × 2.1”

Fluorescent short UV

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani

Cerussite. Front
Front
Cerussite. Side
Side
Cerussite.
Hemimorphite
Hemimorphite. Hemimorphite.

EQ37AA1: Botryoidal aggregate, on a calcareous-limonitic matrix, with a deep blue color very intense and uniform as is usual on samples from this locality. The sample is a classic for Sardinia.
Sa Duchessa Mine, Oridda, Domusnovas, Carbonia-Iglesias, Sardegna  Italy

Specimen size: 7.7 × 5.7 × 2.8 cm = 3.0” × 2.2” × 1.1”

Smithsonite after Calcite
Smithsonite after Calcite

EV89AA5: Yellowish microcrystalline Smithsonite coatings on parallel growths of Calcite crystals on matrix. Like so many specimens in this collection, this one is of great quality for the locality.
Seddas Moddizzis Mine, Iglesias, Carbonia-Iglesias, Sardegna  Italy

Specimen size: 8.2 × 5.4 × 4.4 cm = 3.2” × 2.1” × 1.7”

Main crystal size: 3.2 × 1.5 cm = 1.3” × 0.6”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani

Smithsonite after Calcite. Smithsonite after Calcite.
Ferrierite with Calcite
Ferrierite with Calcite.

EQ56P2: A fine piece with globular growths of good yellow color, on matrix and with Calcite crystals. These samples from this locality are destined to become the classics for the species.
Ugas Quarry, Monastir, Cagliari Province, Sardinia/Sardegna  Italy (2005)

Specimen size: 4.5 × 2.5 × 0.8 cm = 1.8” × 1.0” × 0.3”

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

Calcite minor fluorescence long & short UV

Ferrierite-Mg with Calcite

ER67P2: Very defined and separate globular growths on a concretion of white Calcite that coat the rocky matrix. The especially deep orange color belongs to the magnesian species, even considering that the sample has not been analyzed.
Ugas Quarry, Monastir, Cagliari Province, Sardinia/Sardegna  Italy (2005)

Specimen size: 5.8 × 3.3 × 3.5 cm = 2.3” × 1.3” × 1.4”

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

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV

Ferrierite-Mg with Calcite. Ferrierite-Mg with Calcite.
Ferrierite with Calcite and Mordenite
Ferrierite with Calcite and Mordenite. Ferrierite with Calcite and Mordenite.

MD98M5: Globular growth of yellow Ferrierite, with small aggregates of fibrous Mordenite and small crystals of Analcime on a matrix rich with Calcite.
This specimen was photographed for the ‘what’s new at Munich 2008’ section of the magazine ‘Mineralien Welt’ and appears on page 11 of number 1/2009.
Ugas Quarry, Monastir, Cagliari Province, Sardinia/Sardegna  Italy (2004)

Specimen size: 6.1 × 5.6 × 3.9 cm = 2.4” × 2.2” × 1.5”

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

Fluorescence on the matrix (short and long UV)
Ferrierite-Mg with Calcite

EE70M2: Excellent Ferrierite specimen from the most classic and best-known locality for this rare zeolite. It shows globular, near spherical, growths with a nice orange color that contrasts on a matrix covered by white globular Calcite crystals.
Ugas Quarry, Monastir, Cagliari Province, Sardinia/Sardegna  Italy (2006)

Specimen size: 11.1 × 6.7 × 4.1 cm = 4.4” × 2.6” × 1.6”

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

Ferrierite-Mg with Calcite.
Ferrierite-Mg with Calcite.
Sulfur
Sulfur.

CA57I0: A nice "thumbnail". The crystal has very well defined faces and edges and it is on a small matrix of white scalenohedrons of Calcite.
Agrigento (Girgenti) Province, Sicily  Italy

Specimen size: 1.4 × 1.2 × 1.2 cm = 0.6” × 0.5” × 0.5”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV

Sulfur

AB79P9: A Sicilian classic. The crystals, on matrix, are dipyramidal, with echeloned growths. They have preserved, in spite of their age, their luster and color in very good condition.
Miniera Cianciana, Agrigento, Sicilia  Italy (2000)

Specimen size: 8.4 × 5.7 × 5.4 cm = 3.3” × 2.2” × 2.1”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 1.7 cm = 0.9” × 0.7”

Former collection of Josep Amigó (Silvane)

Sulfur. Sulfur.
Sulfur with Calcite
Sulfur with Calcite. Sulfur with Calcite.

VF50AC5: A Sicilian classic. The dipyramidal crystals still have their excellent luster and color despite their age. They are on matrix, with globular coatings of small white Calcite crystals.
Agrigento (Girgenti) Province, Sicily  Italy

Specimen size: 17.5 × 16 × 7 cm = 6.9” × 6.3” × 2.8”

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

Former collection of A. Mayor

Calcite intense fluorescence short UV & fluorescent long UV
Aragonite with Sulfur

ME10V7: Bundled aggregates of very acute white crystals of Aragonite, bright and implanted on a matrix of native Sulfur. A Sicilian classic.
Agrigento (Girgenti) Province, Sicily  Italy (±1970)

Specimen size: 6.8 × 5.5 × 4 cm = 2.7” × 2.2” × 1.6”

Former collection of Uwe Niemeyer

Aragonite with Sulfur. Front
Front
Aragonite with Sulfur. Top
Top
Calcite on Aragonite and Sulfur
Calcite on Aragonite and Sulfur. Front
Front
Calcite on Aragonite and Sulfur. Rear
Rear
Calcite on Aragonite and Sulfur

SE97AC7: Aggregate of very flattened Aragonite crystals with their characteristic pseudohexagonal shape. The surfaces of their faces are coated by small Calcite crystals and they have deformed Sulfur crystals on the back. As is the case with so many specimens in this collection, in this case a great Italian classic, the sample is of great quality for the locality.
Cozzo Disi Mine, Casteltermini, Agrigento (Girgenti) Province, Sicily  Italy

Specimen size: 12.8 × 9.7 × 3.3 cm = 5.0” × 3.8” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 4.2 × 4 cm = 1.7” × 1.6”

Very fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani

Aragonite with Sulfur

SD47AC9: Aggregate of twinned prismatic Aragonite crystals, some of them doubly terminated, translucent and with a white color, slightly greenish. With small crystalline aggregates of native Sulfur with a very vivid color. The sample is from the Stoppani collection, whose label we’ll send to the buyer. As is the case with so many specimens in this collection, the sample is of great quality for the locality.
Cozzo Disi Mine, Casteltermini, Agrigento (Girgenti) Province, Sicily  Italy

Specimen size: 14.5 × 9 × 6 cm = 5.7” × 3.5” × 2.4”

Main crystal size: 3.2 × 2.2 cm = 1.3” × 0.9”

Intense fluorescence short UV & fluorescent long UV

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani

Aragonite with Sulfur. Aragonite with Sulfur.
Aragonite with Sulfur.
Celestine with Sulfur
Celestine with Sulfur.
Celestine with Sulfur. Celestine with Sulfur.

EQ87Y0: Two generations of Celestine aggregates, the first one with bright, translucent slightly blue crystals, and the later with smaller fine crystals, absolutely transparent, colorless and extraordinarily bright. They are on matrix, with native Sulfur. A Sicilian classic.
Agrigento (Girgenti) Province, Sicily  Italy (±1970)

Specimen size: 13.5 × 12 × 6 cm = 5.3” × 4.7” × 2.4”

Main crystal size: 2.1 × 1.2 cm = 0.8” × 0.5”

Former collection of Uwe Niemeyer

Fluorescent long & short UV
Gypsum with Sulfur

HR47L5: Group of Gypsum crystals with well defined and slightly curved faces and edges. Transparent to translucent showing a pearly luster. The matrix, rich in Sulfur, indicates its origin. We would like to emphasize that good specimens like this from the locality are rare. The specimen shows on its rear an old collection catalog number.
Agrigento (Girgenti) Province, Sicily  Italy

Specimen size: 10.2 × 8.8 × 4.8 cm = 4.0” × 3.5” × 1.9”

Main crystal size: 3.7 × 3.2 cm = 1.5” × 1.3”

Intense fluorescence long & short UV

Gypsum with Sulfur. Front
Front
Gypsum with Sulfur. Rear
Rear

KOSOVO


Pyrite with Quartz, Rhodochrosite and Sphalerite
Pyrite with Quartz, Rhodochrosite and Sphalerite.
Pyrite with Quartz, Rhodochrosite and Sphalerite.

ET76G6: From Trepča, one of the most classic localities, comes this very original Pyrite, harmoniously escorted by Quartz, Rhodochrosite and Sphalerite. The crystallography of the Pyrite is very particular with an irregular growth of the crystals forming groups, some of them very aerial.
Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo

Specimen size: 9.3 × 6.5 × 6 cm = 3.7” × 2.6” × 2.4”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.9 cm = 0.4” × 0.4”

Calcite with Pyrite

EV26AD8: Calcite crystals that are completely coated by iridescent Pyrite and with a second generation of smaller, white, lenticular and very sharp Calcite crystals. An old sample from the findings in Trepča between the years 1994 and 2002.
Stan Terg Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo (1994-2002)

Specimen size: 4.3 × 3.6 × 2.6 cm = 1.7” × 1.4” × 1.0”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 1 cm = 0.7” × 0.4”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV

Calcite with Pyrite.
Calcite with Pyrite
Calcite with Pyrite. Calcite with Pyrite.
Calcite with Pyrite.

EL47AE4: Aggregate of rhombohedral Calcite crystals completely coated by a thin continuous layer of grainy iridescent and very bright Pyrite.
Stan Terg Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo (2000-2005)

Specimen size: 9.3 × 6.4 × 5.2 cm = 3.7” × 2.5” × 2.0”

Main crystal size: 3.7 × 2.3 cm = 1.5” × 0.9”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV

Calcite with Quartz

MB68AE5: Aggregate of white rhombohedral Calcite crystals with very well defined faces and edges and with echelon growths at the top in the front view. They are on matrix, with clear and colorless Quartz crystals. The sample is from relatively recent finds at Trepča that are producing material that is different from what has been previously known.
Stan Terg Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo (2015)

Specimen size: 11.2 × 9.2 × 7.4 cm = 4.4” × 3.6” × 2.9”

Main crystal size: 2.8 × 2.2 cm = 1.1” × 0.9”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Calcite with Quartz. Front
Front
Calcite with Quartz. Side
Side
Sphalerite with Rhodochrosite, Pyrite, Galena and Arsenopyrite
Sphalerite with Rhodochrosite, Pyrite, Galena and Arsenopyrite. Sphalerite with Rhodochrosite, Pyrite, Galena and Arsenopyrite.

ET27AE4: Very sharp Sphalerite (marmatite variety) crystals with a very well defined spinel law twin. They have an intense black color and are very bright, partially coated by botryoidal Rhodochrosite with small Arsenopyrite crystals and a base of Galena with small Pyrites. The sample is from a relatively recent find in Trepča.
Stan Terg Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo (2015)

Specimen size: 6.5 × 4.8 × 4.7 cm = 2.6” × 1.9” × 1.9”

Main crystal size: 3 × 2.5 cm = 1.2” × 1.0”

Sphalerite with Rhodochrosite and plumosite

ME27AE4: Aggregate of very sharp Sphalerite (marmatite variety) crystals with a very well defined spinel law twin. They have an intense black color and are very bright and partially coated by botryoidal Rhodochrosite with a mossy Boulangerite/Jamesonite (plumosite variety) aggregate. The sample is from a relatively recent find in Trepča.
Stan Terg Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo (2015)

Specimen size: 7.7 × 4.8 × 2.7 cm = 3.0” × 1.9” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 1.4 cm = 0.7” × 0.6”

Sphalerite with Rhodochrosite and plumosite. Sphalerite with Rhodochrosite and plumosite.
Sphalerite with Rhodochrosite and plumosite.
Rhodochrosite with Sphalerite, Galena, Chalcopyrite and Calcite
Rhodochrosite with Sphalerite, Galena, Chalcopyrite and Calcite. Rhodochrosite with Sphalerite, Galena, Chalcopyrite and Calcite.

EM96R5: Spherical aggregates of flattened rhombohedral crystals of Rhodochrossite with curved faces and edges, and with crystals of Sphalerite, small twinned crystals of Chalcopyrite and flattened crystals of Galena, all on matrix. A classic from Trepça.
Stan Terg Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo

Specimen size: 11.2 × 5.2 × 5.1 cm = 4.4” × 2.0” × 2.0”


NORWAY


Anatase with Albite

MA51W4: Sharp dipyramidal crystal of Anatase on an Albite matrix. Its termination is a sharp pinacoid. It is very bright and, what is extraordinarily unusual, it has a wide transparent area (easily visible with a light at the back) with reddish-brown color.
Dyrfonni, Viveli, Eidfjord, Hardangervidda, Hordaland  Norway (2000-2005)

Specimen size: 2.2 × 1.4 × 1.8 cm = 0.9” × 0.6” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 1.2 cm = 0.7” × 0.5”

Anatase with Albite. Front
Front
Anatase with Albite. Light behind
Light behind
Anatase with Albite. Top
Top
Anatase with Albite
Anatase with Albite. Front
Front
Anatase with Albite. Top
Top

MH76R5: Doubly terminated aerial crystal formed by an acute dipyramid, with fine horizontal striations, and the double pinacoidal termination. On matrix, with small crystals of Albite.
Dyrfonni, Viveli, Eidfjord, Hardangervidda, Hordaland  Norway (2000-2005)

Specimen size: 3.2 × 2.6 × 1.2 cm = 1.3” × 1.0” × 0.5”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 0.7 cm = 0.6” × 0.3”

Anatase with Albite

MB37R5: Very aerial doubly terminated crystal of Anatase of considerable size for the species, formed by an acute dipyramid with fine horizontal striations, and the double pinacoidal termination. On matrix, with small crystals of Albite and minor crystals of Anatase with pointed acute terminations.
Dyrfonni, Viveli, Eidfjord, Hardangervidda, Hordaland  Norway (2000-2005)

Specimen size: 4.1 × 2 × 2.1 cm = 1.6” × 0.8” × 0.8”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 1 cm = 0.6” × 0.4”

Anatase with Albite. Front
Front
Anatase with Albite. Top
Top
Anatase on smoky Quartz
Anatase on smoky Quartz. Front
Front
Anatase on smoky Quartz. Side
Side
Anatase on smoky Quartz.

JJ16G5: Very well positioned on a smoky Quartz crystal with Chlorite inclusions. This Anatase crystal is doubly-terminated, bipyramidal, of considerable size, very sharp and bright, with dark blue color better seen when the sample is under intense light because it is partially transparent. From an accredited collection and we give the original label to the buyer of the piece.
Dyrfonni, Viveli, Eidfjord, Hardangervidda, Hordaland  Norway (1994)

Specimen size: 5.8 × 2.9 × 2.2 cm = 2.3” × 1.1” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 0.6 cm = 0.6” × 0.2”

Silver with Calcite

EK97T3: Very fine and elegant, very aerial, miniature, with a group of elongated doubly terminated crystals of Silver and small coatings of white Calcite.
The specimen has been published in the Chinese magazine ‘Mineral Lover’ on page 7 in the volume 9/2011
Kongsberg mining District, Kongsberg, Buskerud  Norway

Specimen size: 2.4 × 2.2 × 0.9 cm = 0.9” × 0.9” × 0.4”

Main crystal size: 2.4 × 0.4 cm = 0.9” × 0.2”

Silver with Calcite.
Silver with Calcite
Silver with Calcite. Front
Front
Silver with Calcite. Rear
Rear

MG92W4: Group of wire crystals of native Silver, very elongated and flattened, with small white Calcite crystals. A magnificent European classic.
Kongsberg mining District, Kongsberg, Buskerud  Norway

Specimen size: 3.1 × 1.7 × 1.2 cm = 1.2” × 0.7” × 0.5”

Calcite minor fluorescence long & short UV

Acanthite with Calcite
Acanthite with Calcite

TB92J3: A magnificent sample, not only for the crystal size and its well defined forms. It is from a classic locality well known for Silver but where Acanthite was (and is) very uncommon.
It is from Earl L. Calvert collection and we’ll send the label with the specimen, to the buyer.
Kongsberg mining District, Kongsberg, Buskerud  Norway

Specimen size: 3.9 × 3.4 × 1.5 cm = 1.5” × 1.3” × 0.6”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 0.9 cm = 0.7” × 0.4”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV

Acanthite with Calcite.
Calcite with Pyrite
Calcite with Pyrite. Calcite with Pyrite.
Calcite with Pyrite

SE69AB0: Aggregate on matrix of Calcite crystals, very rich in faces, some of them doubly terminated, with some deep hollow terminations and with very acute and extraordinarily sharp scalenohedral phantom growths coated by a layer of dark and very visible Pyrite. As in so many specimens in this collection, the sample is of great quality for the locality.
Kjørholt, Brevik, Porsgrunn, Telemark  Norway

Specimen size: 12.7 × 9 × 5.8 cm = 5.0” × 3.5” × 2.3”

Main crystal size: 6.3 × 4.2 cm = 2.5” × 1.7”

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani


POLAND


Octahedral Galena with Sphalerite

EQ36K3: Groups of octahedral crystals of Galena of very well defined faces and edges, on a base of Sphalerite and on matrix. In addition to the rarity of the crystal shape we add that the locality is a classic, but not so well known.
Trzebionka Mine, Trzebinia, Chrzanów, Malopolskie  Poland (±1980)

Specimen size: 10.3 × 7.5 × 4.3 cm = 4.1” × 3.0” × 1.7”

Main crystal size: 2.6 × 2.4 cm = 1.0” × 0.9”

Octahedral Galena with Sphalerite.
Octahedral Galena with Sphalerite.
Fluorite with Orthoclase, Albite and Mica
Fluorite with Orthoclase, Albite and Mica. Fluorite with Orthoclase, Albite and Mica.

MT13P9: Parallel growth of sharp octahedral crystals of Fluorite of lilac color and with very well defined faces and edges. The matrix is a group of crystals of Orthoclase with small crystals of Albite and leafy aggregates of Mica. The locality is not so well known outside of Poland and Germany
Strzegom (Striegau), Swidnica, Silesia  Poland

Specimen size: 12.8 × 7.5 × 3.7 cm = 5.0” × 3.0” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 1.2 cm = 0.6” × 0.5”


SLOVAK REPUBLIC


Euchroite

EJ13K1: Small miniature with a group of crystals, on matrix, of very well defined faces and edges and an excellent color.
Svätodušná, Ľubietová (Libethen), Banská Bystrica  Slovak Republic (2007)

Specimen size: 1.7 × 1 × 0.8 cm = 0.7” × 0.4” × 0.3”

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

Type locality

Euchroite.
Euchroite
Euchroite.

EC36W7: Aggregate of very well defined dipyramidal crystals as usual. They are bright, have a uniform green color and are on a limonite matrix. The sample, from the type locality, comes from an old collection.
Ľubietová (Libethen), Banská Bystrica  Slovak Republic

Specimen size: 2.2 × 2 × 0.7 cm = 0.9” × 0.8” × 0.3”

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

Type locality

Euchroite

EA46N9: From the Slovakian locality that is a classic for the species. It is group of very well defined crystals with an excellent luster and very good, very deep color.
Svätodušná, Ľubietová (Libethen), Banská Bystrica  Slovak Republic (2006)

Specimen size: 2.4 × 1.6 × 0.9 cm = 0.9” × 0.6” × 0.4”

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

Type locality

Euchroite.
Euchroite
Euchroite. Front
Front
Euchroite. Rear
Rear

ER74T2: Aggregates of laminar crystals of a very big size for the species. They are very sharp, extraordinarily translucent and with very deep green color. A great miniature.
Ľubietová (Libethen), Banská Bystrica  Slovak Republic (07/2003)

Specimen size: 3.4 × 2.9 × 1.4 cm = 1.3” × 1.1” × 0.6”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 0.4 cm = 0.7” × 0.2”

Type locality

Euchroite

MD88X2: Group of Euchroite crystals on matrix. They are unusually sharp, have a very uniform, intense and deep color and an extraordinary luster for the species.
Svätodušná, Ľubietová (Libethen), Banská Bystrica  Slovak Republic (07/2012)

Specimen size: 5.2 × 4.2 × 3.1 cm = 2.0” × 1.7” × 1.2”

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

Euchroite. Euchroite.
Euchroite with Azurite
Euchroite with Azurite. Euchroite with Azurite.

EC14N9: A novelty at Ste. Marie 2009. Very well defined crystals of lenticular form. They are on matrix, with Azurite, and have excellent color, very vivid. The sample is from a recent find in a new Slovakian locality that was only recently discovered.
Farbište, Poniky, Slovenské Rudohorie Mountains, Banská Bystrica, Banská Bystrica Region  Slovak Republic (03/2009)

Specimen size: 4.2 × 3.2 × 2.9 cm = 1.7” × 1.3” × 1.1”

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

Pseudomalachite

EB26M2: Botryoidal Pseudomalachite specimen with a deep green color, with a delicate banded brighter green color. On a Quartz matrix. Very esthetic specimen.
Podlipa Mine, Ľubietová (Libethen), Banská Bystrica  Slovak Republic (11/2007)

Specimen size: 2.9 × 2.6 × 1.9 cm = 1.1” × 1.0” × 0.7”

Pseudomalachite.
Langite
Langite. Langite.

ME14K4: Very rich growth of microcrystals denser than usual for the locality. Bright and of a magnificent blue color, deeper and more intense than usual. On rocky matrix.
Podlipa Mine, Ľubietová (Libethen), Banská Bystrica  Slovak Republic (2007)

Specimen size: 8 × 7.5 × 2.4 cm = 3.1” × 3.0” × 0.9”

Devilline

EF82G5: Excellent specimen with very definite groups of crystals on matrix. Crystals are laminar and of a very good color and considerable size for this species.
Spania Dolina (Herrengrund), Banská Bystrica  Slovak Republic (06/2005)

Specimen size: 6.9 × 3.3 × 5.7 cm = 2.7” × 1.3” × 2.2”

Devilline.
Devilline.
Azurite with Malachite
Azurite with Malachite. Azurite with Malachite.

EF13AF5: A novelty at Sainte Marie-aux-Mines 2017. Spheroidal aggregate on matrix of lenticular Azurite crystals, very bright and with a very vivid and uniform color and partially coated by spheroidal Malachite growths. It is of a very recent find at a locality that is a classic for Slovakian mineralogy.
This specimen was published on the Mineralogical Record´s web page, in the ‘What's New’ section, report 47, July 21, 2017 edition.
Špania Dolina (Herrengrund), Banská Bystrica, Banská Bystrica Region  Slovak Republic (05/2017)

Specimen size: 7.4 × 3.6 × 3.6 cm = 2.9” × 1.4” × 1.4”

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

Kermesite on Calcite

EG66G3: From a recent discovery in Pezinok. Centered groups of acicular crystals of Kermesite stand out on Calcite matrix, with a vivid contrast between the two colors.
New Alexander Gallery, Pezinok  Slovak Republic (02/2005)

Specimen size: 6.5 × 5 × 4.3 cm = 2.6” × 2.0” × 1.7”

Kermesite on Calcite.
Kermesite on Calcite.
Kermesite with Valentinite and Calcite
Kermesite with Valentinite and Calcite.
Kermesite with Valentinite and Calcite. Kermesite with Valentinite and Calcite.

EH66X8: Radial and fanlike aggregates of acicular Kermesite crystals. They are extraordinarily bright and have a reddish color. They are on matrix, with small radial aggregates of white Valentinite crystals and small Calcite crystals.
Pezinok, Malé Karpaty Mts.  Slovak Republic

Specimen size: 9.3 × 7.2 × 4.6 cm = 3.7” × 2.8” × 1.8”

Main crystal size: 3 × 0.1 cm = 1.2” × 0.0”

Chalcopyrite with Calcite, Galena and Quartz

MJ12F2: From a historic locality where mining activities have ceased, the twinned and brilliant crystals of Chalcopyrite are perfect examples of the species. Two generations of Quartz, which differ in color, partially cover both the Chalcopyrite and the matrix.
Rozália mine, Banská Hodrusa (Hodritsch)  Slovak Republic (1997)

Specimen size: 7 × 5 × 3 cm = 2.8” × 2.0” × 1.2”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 1 cm = 0.5” × 0.4”

Calcite minor fluorescence long & short UV

Chalcopyrite with Calcite, Galena and Quartz.
Calcite
Calcite. Front
Front
Calcite. Side
Side

EE61K3: Twin of two scalenohedrons, doubly terminated and with an attractive phantom growth. It is esthetically implanted on matrix. The locality is very uncommon, even in major collections.
Gemerská Ves, Revúca County, Banská Bystrica  Slovak Republic (07/2004)

Specimen size: 9.2 × 5.9 × 5 cm = 3.6” × 2.3” × 2.0”

Main crystal size: 5.3 × 3.3 cm = 2.1” × 1.3”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Aragonite

MY96AC4: Radial aggregates on matrix of very acute crystals with slightly curved lateral edges. The crystals are transparent, very bright and, unusual for the species, they are untwined. A classic from the Slovak Republic.
Podrečany, Lučenec, Banská Bystrica Region  Slovak Republic (09/2011)

Specimen size: 14 × 8.7 × 4.5 cm = 5.5” × 3.4” × 1.8”

Main crystal size: 4 × 0.7 cm = 1.6” × 0.3”

Aragonite. Front
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Aragonite. Top
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Aragonite.
Quartz with Fe-Mn oxides
Quartz with Fe-Mn oxides. Quartz with Fe-Mn oxides.

EH66R9: Growths of Quartz crystals forming irregular bundles. The crystals are completely coated by intensely bright and iridescent oxides of iron and manganese. On a matrix of Quartz and Limonite.
Banská Štiavnica (Schemnitz), Banská Štiavnica District, Banská Bystrica Region  Slovak Republic (2009)

Specimen size: 11 × 6.7 × 5.8 cm = 4.3” × 2.6” × 2.3”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.3 cm = 0.4” × 0.1”

Quartz

EP68T4: Group of parallel growths with successive phases of crystallization, the last one, the most superficial, forming a lot of doubly terminated colorless crystals. The sample, from a very classic locality, is much better than the picture shows.
Banská Štiavnica (Schemnitz), Banská Štiavnica District, Banská Bystrica Region  Slovak Republic (05/2011)

Specimen size: 18.5 × 7.7 × 5.7 cm = 7.3” × 3.0” × 2.2”

Quartz. Front
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Quartz. Side
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Hauerite
Hauerite.

EC47AA1: Almost complete cubo-octahedral crystal with very well defined faces and edges and of a considerable size for the locality. It is one of the very rare existing samples from the type locality.
Kalinka, Vígl'ašská-Kalinka, Detva County, Banská Bystrica  Slovak Republic

Specimen size: 1.4 × 1.2 × 1.2 cm = 0.6” × 0.5” × 0.5”

Type locality

Hauerite
Hauerite

EE96AA1: Very sharp octahedral crystals, one of them clearly dominant, with very well defined faces and edges and on matrix, very uncommon for the species. It is one of the very rare existing samples from the type locality that is with an anonymous label that we will send to the buyer.
Kalinka, Vígl'ašská-Kalinka, Detva County, Banská Bystrica  Slovak Republic

Specimen size: 2 × 1.5 × 1.1 cm = 0.8” × 0.6” × 0.4”

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

Type locality

Hauerite.
Telluronevskite
Telluronevskite. Telluronevskite.

EG12P0: Telluronevskite is an extremely rare selenide of Bismuth and Tellurium and its type locality is the Vihorlat Mountains in the Slovak Republic. This specimen comes from there, not so aesthetic but extremely rich (for the species).
We will send to the customer a copy of the analysis where Telluronevskite also appears intergrown with the still more rare species Ingodite and the 'common' mineral Nevskite. The description of Telluronevskite was published in 2001.
Poruba pod Vihorlatom, Vihorlat Mountains, Košice  Slovak Republic (05/2009)

Specimen size: 5.7 × 4.2 × 1.2 cm = 2.2” × 1.7” × 0.5”

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

Type locality

Gold with Quartz, Pyrite and Sphalerite

TF13M9: The piece is not especially showy but it is from a very uncommon locality. The Gold mineralization is a concentrated area of small grains on a Quartz matrix that has small Pyrite crystals and massive Sphalerite.
Banska Hodrusa Mine, Hodrusa-Hámre  Slovak Republic (1997)

Specimen size: 6.6 × 5.3 × 3.2 cm = 2.6” × 2.1” × 1.3”

Gold with Quartz, Pyrite and Sphalerite. Gold with Quartz, Pyrite and Sphalerite.

SLOVENIA


Wulfenite
Wulfenite. Front
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Wulfenite. Rear
Rear

TR47Q1: Group of laminar crystals with pyramidal faces, yellow with color zoning. We specially note the locality, an European classic for the species.
Helena Mine, Crna (Schwarzenbach), Mežica (Miess)  Slovenia

Specimen size: 3.2 × 3.1 × 2.4 cm = 1.3” × 1.2” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 2.6 × 2.6 cm = 1.0” × 1.0”

Wulfenite
Wulfenite

TR89F3: From the legendary locality of Miess (now called Mezica) comes this group of bi-pyramidal crystals, a form that is not common in Wulfenite. The tips of the crystals are complex and they separate into numerous pyramids. The color is excellent.
This one comes with A. Berger, Vienna and D. E. Boydston labels.
Helena Mine, Crna (Schwarzenbach), Mežica (Miess)  Slovenia

Specimen size: 4 × 3 × 3 cm = 1.6” × 1.2” × 1.2”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.7 cm = 0.8” × 0.7”

Wulfenite.
Wulfenite
Wulfenite.
Wulfenite.
Wulfenite

TB70L7: A specimen from one of the best and most classic localities for Wulfenite. Numerous dipyramidal and deep orange doubly terminated crystals, with parallel growths.
The specimen is from a German collection and under the label we found an older label from the Freiberg School of Mines.
Helena Mine, Crna (Schwarzenbach), Mežica (Miess)  Slovenia

Specimen size: 9 × 7.5 × 5 cm = 3.5” × 3.0” × 2.0”

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


SWEDEN


Lead with Epidote

TA76X8: Very well developed interstitial laminar growth, the matrix is epidotite, a relatively uncommon metamorphic rock, formed almost exclusively of crystalline Epidote. The sample is from a Swedish locality, classic for native Lead but that must not be confused with better known Långban.
Garpenberg Norra Mine, Garpenberg, Hedemora, Dalarna  Sweden (2011)

Specimen size: 4.2 × 2 × 2.2 cm = 1.7” × 0.8” × 0.9”

Lead with Epidote. Front
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Lead with Epidote. Top
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Lead with Mica
Lead with Mica. Lead with Mica.

TB96X8: Very aerial interstitial and laminar growth on a rocky matrix, with small mica sheets. The sample is from a Swedish locality, classic for native Lead but that must not be confuse with better known Långban.
Garpenberg Norra Mine, Garpenberg, Hedemora, Dalarna  Sweden (2011)

Specimen size: 4.7 × 3.1 × 2 cm = 1.9” × 1.2” × 0.8”

Lead with Litharge, Garnet and Mica

TD37X8: Very well developed interstitial laminar growth, on matrix, with Epidote, garnet and small reddish crystals of Litharge on the Lead surface. The sample is from a Swedish locality, classic for native Lead but that must not be confuse with better known Långban.
Garpenberg Norra Mine, Garpenberg, Hedemora, Dalarna  Sweden (2011)

Specimen size: 4.8 × 3.5 × 2.6 cm = 1.9” × 1.4” × 1.0”

Lead with Litharge, Garnet and Mica. Lead with Litharge, Garnet and Mica.

SWITZERLAND


Twinned Quartz
Twinned Quartz. Front
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Twinned Quartz. Rear
Rear

EQ67K6: Group of doubly terminated crystals, one of them clearly dominant, extraordinarily flattened because the accentuated growth of two opposite faces of the rhombohedron. The specimen is absolutely clear and has, as a curiosity, some slightly curved faces. At the same time, we suspect, due the position of the small faces on the top, it is twinned.
Cavradi, Curnera Valley, Tujetsch (Tavetsch), Vorderrhein Valley, Grischun (Grisons; Graubünden)  Switzerland

Specimen size: 5.7 × 4.2 × 0.8 cm = 2.2” × 1.7” × 0.3”

Quartz with inclusions

EM87AA0: Aggregate of colorless, transparent and very bright crystals, some of them doubly terminated, that have oriented inclusions with a bluish-gray color on their terminations. Of high quality for the locality.
Piz Regina, Lumbrein, Lugnez Valley, Grisons  Switzerland

Specimen size: 6.7 × 5.6 × 5.9 cm = 2.6” × 2.2” × 2.3”

Main crystal size: 5.8 × 2.2 cm = 2.3” × 0.9”

Quartz with inclusions. Quartz with inclusions.
Smoky Quartz "faden"
Smoky Quartz "faden". Front
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Smoky Quartz "faden". Rear
Rear

ED27K6: Group of very transparent crystals forming parallel growths, slightly twisted (gwindel) and with a neat “faden” growth. At the base of the piece there is a thin Albite matrix.
Cavradi, Curnera Valley, Tujetsch (Tavetsch), Vorderrhein Valley, Grischun (Grisons; Graubünden)  Switzerland

Specimen size: 4.9 × 3.8 × 3.5 cm = 1.9” × 1.5” × 1.4”

Main crystal size: 3 × 2.8 cm = 1.2” × 1.1”

Quartz

HM90R9: Very elongated crystal, completely transparent. On the back of the crystal there is a contact area corresponding to a smaller missing crystal.
Val Maggia, Canton Tessin  Switzerland (±1980)

Specimen size: 14 × 5.2 × 4.4 cm = 5.5” × 2.0” × 1.7”

Main crystal size: 12.5 × 2.4 cm = 4.9” × 0.9”

Quartz. Quartz.
Hematite with epitaxial Rutile
Hematite with epitaxial Rutile.

JR8J0: Very well defined laminar crystal formed by multiple growth and with very small red crystals of Rutile, prismatic and doubly terminated. They are spread on the surface of Hematite.
The specimen is from the Jan Buma collection (num. 941207) and we’ll send the card of the collection with it.
Cavradi, Curnera Valley, Tujetsch (Tavetsch), Vorderrhein Valley, Grischun (Grisons; Graubünden)  Switzerland

Specimen size: 2.3 × 1.7 × 0.2 cm = 0.9” × 0.7” × 0.1”

Former Jan Buma collection. Number 941207
Hematite with Quartz

TG30F6: The tabular, very brilliant crystals are quite large. Add to this the complex parallel growth of the Quartz, which will appeal to connoisseurs. A really neat specimen.
Cavradi, Curnera Valley, Tujetsch (Tavetsch), Vorderrhein Valley, Grischun (Grisons; Graubünden)  Switzerland (2004)

Specimen size: 7 × 4.5 × 2 cm = 2.8” × 1.8” × 0.8”

Hematite with Quartz. Front
Front
Hematite with Quartz. Rear
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Hematite with smoky Quartz
Hematite with smoky Quartz.
Hematite with smoky Quartz. Hematite with smoky Quartz.

MC91N6: Groups of sharp and bright tabular Hematite crystals implanted on bright and transparent, slightly smoky, Quartz crystals.
It comes from the Martí Rafel collection whose label we'll send to the buyer.
Cavradi, Curnera Valley, Tujetsch (Tavetsch), Vorderrhein Valley, Grischun (Grisons; Graubünden)  Switzerland

Specimen size: 9.3 × 7.5 × 7 cm = 3.7” × 3.0” × 2.8”

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

Smoky Quartz

TQ88L3: Very sharp prismatic smoky Quartz crystal. The specimen shows rhombohedral oscillatory faces with inclusions in the lower crystal, partially recrystallized. Excellent transparency, brilliance and deep and uniform smoky tone. This sample comes from a smoky Quartz classic locality, but not one well-known by mineral collectors.
Val Ferret, Les Bagnes, Wallis (Valais)  Switzerland

Specimen size: 10.5 × 5.3 × 3.5 cm = 4.1” × 2.1” × 1.4”

Main crystal size: 9.7 × 4 cm = 3.8” × 1.6”

Smoky Quartz. Smoky Quartz. Side
Side
Octahedral Fluorite with smoky Quartz and Albite
Octahedral Fluorite with smoky Quartz and Albite. Octahedral Fluorite with smoky Quartz and Albite.

EB51G4: In this Fluorite the color and definition of faces and edges are excellent. Fluorite crystal is enhanced by a group of doubly-terminated smoky Quartz crystals with microcrystals of Albite, all in a matrix, also of Albite.
Göscheneralp, Göschenen Valley, Uri  Switzerland (1986)

Specimen size: 4.7 × 4.1 × 3 cm = 1.9” × 1.6” × 1.2”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 1.3 cm = 0.7” × 0.5”

Very fluorescent long & short UV

Orthoclase (variety adularia) with Clinochlore

TM96H9: Excellent group of crystals with very sharp faces and edges, partially covered by Chlorite and with very marked Baveno twins. Very esthetic.
Valais  Switzerland (±1970)

Specimen size: 11.3 × 7.7 × 4 cm = 4.4” × 3.0” × 1.6”

Main crystal size: 5.1 × 4.5 cm = 2.0” × 1.8”

Orthoclase (variety adularia) with Clinochlore. Front
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Orthoclase (variety adularia) with Clinochlore. Side
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Synchisite-(Ce) with Albite, Hematite and Schorl
Synchisite-(Ce) with Albite, Hematite and Schorl. Synchisite-(Ce) with Albite, Hematite and Schorl.
Synchisite-(Ce) with Albite, Hematite and Schorl

SM47AB1: Doubly terminated and very well defined Synchisite-(Ce) crystal, with parallel growths, translucent, very bright, with a very intense yellow color and on Albite matrix with small Hematite rosettes and acicular Schorl microcrystals. As in so many specimens in this collection, the sample is of great quality for the locality.
Scherbadung area (Monte Cervandone), Binn Valley, Wallis (Valais)   Switzerland

Specimen size: 6 × 3.6 × 1.6 cm = 2.4” × 1.4” × 0.6”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.2 cm = 0.3” × 0.1”

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani

Anatase on Quartz
Anatase on Quartz

TR14F9: Now accustomed to the Norwegian and Pakistani pieces, from time to time the market surprises us with a sample from an old and different source. In this specimen we have two bipyramidal crystals, very sharp, black and bright, on a Quartz matrix with Muscovite inclusions.
We add two labels. One of them, autographed, is from the old collection of L. Bardelli in Milan (num. 2308) the second one is more modern, coming from the Freiberger Bergakademie.
Lunkithal, Maderaner Tal, Uri  Switzerland

Specimen size: 6 × 4.5 × 4 cm = 2.4” × 1.8” × 1.6”

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

Anatase on Quartz. Anatase on Quartz.
Cafarsite with Mica
Cafarsite with Mica.

EP96M8: Group of complex crystals, one of them clearly dominant, of good size, bright, very rich of faces and partially coated by of small crystals of mica, probably Muscovite. The crystals have small holes that are not damage but growth defects.
Wannigletscher, Cherbadung, Binntal, Wallis  Switzerland (2007)

Specimen size: 2.2 × 1.6 × 1.4 cm = 0.9” × 0.6” × 0.6”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1.2 cm = 0.6” × 0.5”

Calcite (variety papierspat) with Quartz (variety smoky quartz) and Chlorite
Calcite (variety papierspat) with Quartz (variety smoky quartz) and Chlorite

SE88AB4: Extraordinarily flattened Calcite crystals with the well-known “papierspat” shape. They are between transparent and translucent and are on a matrix of clear Quartz crystals, some of them partially chloritized. As is the case with so many specimens in this collection, the sample is of great quality for the locality.
Griesseren Valley, Maderanertal, Uri  Switzerland (±2007)

Specimen size: 11.3 × 8.4 × 4.2 cm = 4.4” × 3.3” × 1.7”

Main crystal size: 4.7 × 3.2 cm = 1.9” × 1.3”

Fluorescent short UV

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani

Calcite (variety papierspat) with Quartz (variety smoky quartz) and Chlorite. Calcite (variety papierspat) with Quartz (variety smoky quartz) and Chlorite.
Calcite
Calcite. Calcite.
Calcite

SH47AB1: Aggregate of rhombohedral crystals on matrix with very well defined faces and edges and with a gray color. As in so many specimens in this collection, the sample is of great quality for the locality.
Gonzen Mine, Sargans, Alvier Group, St Gallen  Switzerland

Specimen size: 14 × 7.4 × 5.8 cm = 5.5” × 2.9” × 2.3”

Main crystal size: 3.3 × 2.7 cm = 1.3” × 1.1”

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani

Dolomite
Dolomite

SC27AE3: Aggregates of very well defined Dolomite crystals with the well known “saddle” shape. They have a snowy white color and are on a rocky matrix. A Swiss classic from a single find when the tunnel was under construction.
The sample is with a label from the Stoppani collection that we’ll send to the buyer. As is the case with so many specimens in this collection, the sample is of great quality for the locality.
Furka Base Tunnel area, Realp, Urseren, Uri  Switzerland

Specimen size: 11.8 × 9 × 4.9 cm = 4.6” × 3.5” × 1.9”

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani

Dolomite. Dolomite.

UNITED KINGDOM


Galena with Quartz
Galena with Quartz.
Galena with Quartz.

TA17H6: A classic actually really difficult to obtain. Crystals are formed by faces of cube and octahedron and they are preserved exceptionally bright on the matrix of small Quartz crystals.
The specimen is with an old label from an unspecified collection.
Alston Moor District, North Pennines Orefield, former Cumberland, Cumbria  England, United Kingdom

Specimen size: 9.3 × 6.2 × 4.8 cm = 3.7” × 2.4” × 1.9”

Main crystal size: 2.1 × 1.6 cm = 0.8” × 0.6”

Fluorite

T48AF6: Different is the best word to desire this one, with the classic cubic crystallization of UK Fluorites but a yellow color and unusual hints. It also comes from a locality that is not well known, as one sees few specimens from it.
Hilton Mine, Scordale, Hilton, North Pennines Orefield, former Westmorland, Cumbria  England, United Kingdom

Specimen size: 10 × 6.5 × 6.7 cm = 3.9” × 2.6” × 2.6”

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

Intense fluorescence long & short UV

Fluorite. Fluorite.
Calcite
Calcite.

T78A13: Gemmy with iron oxides which give good contrast to parts of this specimen.
Bigrigg Mine, Bigrigg, West Cumberland Iron Field, former Cumberland, Cumbria  England, United Kingdom

Specimen size: 6.5 × 4.5 cm = 2.6” × 1.8”

Calcite

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TR50W4: Aggregate of prismatic-scalenohedral crystals, very rich in faces, clear, colorless, bright, with very well defined faces and edges and on matrix. A great English classic.
Egremont, West Cumberland Iron Field, former Cumberland, Cumbria  England, United Kingdom

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

Main crystal size: 2 × 0.9 cm = 0.8” × 0.4”

Calcite. Calcite.
Calcite
Calcite. Calcite.
Calcite.
Calcite

SC68AB0: Calcite crystals very rich in faces with dominant prismatic forms and very acute terminations. They are transparent, bright and are on matrix. Some crystals have mattelike terminal faces, typical of many calcites from this locality. An excellent English classic.
Pallaflat Mine, Bigrigg, West Cumberland Iron Field, former Cumberland, Cumbria  England, United Kingdom

Specimen size: 7.2 × 5.8 × 3.3 cm = 2.8” × 2.3” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 3.3 × 0.9 cm = 1.3” × 0.4”

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani

Calcite with manganese oxides inclusions
Calcite with manganese oxides inclusions

SD88AB8: Aggregate of transparent complex crystals with the dominant faces of the acute scalenohedron and the flattened terminal rhombohedron. They are on matrix and have dendritic inclusions of manganese oxides. As is the case with so many specimens in this collection, the sample is of great quality for the locality.
Pallaflat Mine, Bigrigg, West Cumberland Iron Field, former Cumberland, Cumbria  England, United Kingdom

Specimen size: 10.4 × 5.5 × 4.1 cm = 4.1” × 2.2” × 1.6”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 1.8 cm = 1.0” × 0.7”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani

Calcite with manganese oxides inclusions. Calcite with manganese oxides inclusions.
Calcite
Calcite. Calcite.
Calcite

SF87AB8: Aggregate of prismatic crystals with flattened rhombohedral terminations. They are very transparent and bright, very rich in inclusions in the base of the prism and are on matrix. An excellent English classic. As is the case with so many specimens in this collection, the sample is of great quality for the locality.
Bigrigg Mine, Bigrigg, West Cumberland Iron Field, former Cumberland, Cumbria  England, United Kingdom

Specimen size: 7.2 × 5 × 3.6 cm = 2.8” × 2.0” × 1.4”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 0.8 cm = 1.0” × 0.3”

Minor fluorescence short UV

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani

Calcite

TP46H6: A classic well preserved and free of damage. Prismatic crystals are terminated with the faces of a flat rhombohedron and have reddish zonations due to Hematite inclusions.
Florence Mine, Egremont, West Cumberland Iron Field, former Cumberland, Cumbria  England, United Kingdom

Specimen size: 9.6 × 6 × 5.7 cm = 3.8” × 2.4” × 2.2”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 1.4 cm = 0.7” × 0.6”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Calcite.
Calcite.
Baryte with inclusions of Hematite and Dolomite
Baryte with inclusions of Hematite and Dolomite.
Baryte with inclusions of Hematite and Dolomite. Baryte with inclusions of Hematite and Dolomite.

E91AC7: Cumbria, British Museum, Baryte, these are all names that remind me of a splendid past. Jordi bought this one from the Behier collection but did not put it up on the web site as the base has a small ding. But given that you cannot see this defect when you display it and that it is such a nice specimen that displays well I think that it would look good in any collection.
As well as the history I like the fact that it has its old labels and that not only are the crystals transparent but that they have two colors, due, Jordi tells me, to the Hematite inclusions in certain areas which add the red tint.
(former Westmorland), Cumbria  England, United Kingdom

Specimen size: 6.5 × 5.5 × 4 cm = 2.6” × 2.2” × 1.6”

Baryte
Baryte

TB81F9: Baryte form Egremont is considered as a classic among the classics. The crystal has tabular form and the blue color typical for the pieces of that deposit. The clear color contrasts nicely with the red of the iron oxides, also included along the edges.
It’s a piece with a wide “pedigree” reflected by the labels, one of them from the U.S. National Museum.
Egremont, West Cumberland Iron Field, former Cumberland, Cumbria  England, United Kingdom

Specimen size: 8.5 × 7 × 2.3 cm = 3.3” × 2.8” × 0.9”

Baryte.
Hematite
Hematite.
Hematite.

FP6F2: A classic. The lenticular crystals, which are very flat and intensely brilliant, have formed an overall flat surface. The forms of the crystals are perfectly preserved and have no damage or cracks.
Florence Mine, Egremont, West Cumberland Iron Field, former Cumberland, Cumbria  England, United Kingdom (±1976)

Specimen size: 7.5 × 6 × 1.5 cm = 3.0” × 2.4” × 0.6”

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

Former Oliete collection. Number 246
Hematite with Quartz

EH96D2: Pretty! For its brilliance, for the contrast of the black and the white, and for its esthetics it is a beauty.

Florence Mine, Egremont, West Cumberland Iron Field, former Cumberland, Cumbria  England, United Kingdom

Specimen size: 9 × 8 × 5 cm = 3.5” × 3.1” × 2.0”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 2 cm = 1.0” × 0.8”

Hematite with Quartz.
Hematite with Quartz.
Fluorite with Hematite
Fluorite with Hematite. Fluorite with Hematite.

MG96AE7: Aggregate of cubic Fluorite crystals that are extraordinarily transparent and bright with an unusually intense, uniform and well defined blue color and on a Hematite matrix. An English classic.
Florence Mine, Egremont, West Cumberland Iron Field, former Cumberland, Cumbria  England, United Kingdom

Specimen size: 8.2 × 6.5 × 4.2 cm = 3.2” × 2.6” × 1.7”

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

Dolomite with Hematite (kidney ore)
Dolomite with Hematite (kidney ore)

SE96AB8: Aggregates of saddle-shaped Dolomite crystals on a matrix of botryoidal Hematite coated by a thin layer of very small lenticular crystals of the same Hematite.
The sample is with labels from the J.F. Lanoë collection and the Stoppani collection. As is the case with so many specimens in this collection, the sample is of great quality for the locality.
Beckermet Mine, Egremont, West Cumberland Iron Field, former Cumberland, Cumbria  England, United Kingdom

Specimen size: 11.7 × 7 × 2 cm = 4.6” × 2.8” × 0.8”

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani

Dolomite with Hematite (kidney ore). Dolomite with Hematite (kidney ore).
Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.
Pyromorphite

EZ26S3: Irregular aggregate of prismatic crystals of uniform green color. They are deformed by the curvature of their faces and edges resulting in the habit known as “barrel-shaped”. In some of the crystals the curvature is so intense that produces a spherical shape. The sample is from one of the great classic British localities. It is with two old labels (Julian Reasenberg y Morris Museum of Art and Sciences) with the typical small mistakes about the localities present on old labels. We’ll send both labels to the buyer.
Driggith opencut (Roughton South vein), Caldbeck Fells, former Cumberland, Cumbria  England, United Kingdom

Specimen size: 4.9 × 3.5 × 2.8 cm = 1.9” × 1.4” × 1.1”

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

Mimetite (variety campylite)
Mimetite (variety campylite)

TG16M8: An excellent miniature of this classic variety of Mimetite. It has well defined curved crystals, bright orange color, on matrix.
The sample is from the Thomas Moore collection whose label will be sent to the buyer.
Dry Gill Mine, Caldbeck Fells, former Cumberland, Cumbria  England, United Kingdom

Specimen size: 2.7 × 1.8 × 1.2 cm = 1.1” × 0.7” × 0.5”

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

Mimetite (variety campylite).
Mimetite (variety campylite) on Quartz
Mimetite (variety campylite) on Quartz. Mimetite (variety campylite) on Quartz.

VB68Y9: Unusually isolated Mimetite (variety campylite) crystals that have extraordinarily curved faces and edges and a very well defined “barrel-shape.” They are very bright, have an intense and vivid orange color and are on a Quartz matrix.
Dry Gill Mine, Caldbeck Fells, former Cumberland, Cumbria  England, United Kingdom

Specimen size: 6.8 × 5 × 4.7 cm = 2.7” × 2.0” × 1.9”

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

Former collection of A. Mayor

Mimetite (variety campylite)
Mimetite (variety campylite)

NB97T1: Typical barrel-shaped crystals, on matrix, with very pronounced curvatures of faces and edges that give the crystals an almost globular shape. The bigger crystals are orange and the smaller are yellow.
The sample is with a curious and detailed label from Harrods (London), that we’ll send to the buyer. The number "SUT 79" means that it was a Ralph Sutcliffe specimen.
Dry Gill Mine, Caldbeck Fells, former Cumberland, Cumbria  England, United Kingdom

Specimen size: 9.7 × 6.4 × 4.4 cm = 3.8” × 2.5” × 1.7”

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

Mimetite (variety campylite). Mimetite (variety campylite).
Copper with Cuprite
Copper with Cuprite.

JN11J0: The specimen is from an old and classic locality. The densely arborescent group is formed by small crystals partially covered by Cuprite.
The specimen is from the Jan Buma collection (num. 930809) and we’ll send the card of the collection with it.
Geevor Mine, Pendeen, Saint Just District, Cornwall  England, United Kingdom

Specimen size: 5.1 × 4.2 × 1.5 cm = 2.0” × 1.7” × 0.6”

Former Jan Buma collection. Number 930809
Chalcocite

M47PD2: These old timers have that special touch. While it may not be as attractive as some other specimens the difficulty in getting material from this mine and the patina that time has given the crystals make it a nice classic.
Geevor Mine, Pendeen, Saint Just District, Cornwall  England, United Kingdom

Specimen size: 2.2 × 2.2 × 0.7 cm = 0.9” × 0.9” × 0.3”

Chalcocite.
Botallackite
Botallackite.

TA12: When we got this specimen we were afraid that it wasn't the species on the label. Too fresh and too nice to be it. After analysis we breathed a sigh of relief. It is Botallackite and we are now able to offer the analysis with it. We are proud to be able to present this quality specimen of this rare mineral.
Levant Mine, 24-fathom level, Trewellard, Saint Just District, Cornwall  England, United Kingdom (±1965)

Specimen size: 5.6 × 4.3 × 1 cm = 2.2” × 1.7” × 0.4”

Botallackite

MD98M8: Very well defined crystals, bright and of excellent color, of considerable size for this rare species. It comes from a very classic locality recently rediscovered. Crystals are on Limonite matrix.
Cligga Head, Perranzabuloe, St Agnes District, Cornwall  England, United Kingdom (04/2007)

Specimen size: 7.5 × 4.2 × 3.6 cm = 3.0” × 1.7” × 1.4”

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

Botallackite. Front
Front
Botallackite.
Botallackite. Rear
Rear
Chalcosiderite
Chalcosiderite. Chalcosiderite.

TD99AB4: Spheroidal Chalcosiderite aggregates on a rocky matrix. They have a deep and uniform green color and a very good luster. An excellent Cornish classic, with higher quality than usual, due to its luster and the deepness of its color.
Phoenix United Mine, Minions, Linkinhorne, Liskeard District, Cornwall  England, United Kingdom

Specimen size: 5.2 × 4.4 × 3.8 cm = 2.0” × 1.7” × 1.5”

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

Siderite with Quartz
Siderite with Quartz

ST37AB6: Aggregates of thick lenticular crystals with very well defined faces and edges, bright with a very deep brown color and on matrix, with thin white Quartz veins. An excellent English classic. As is the case with so many specimens in this collection, the sample is of great quality for the locality.
Tincroft Mine, Carn Brea and Tincroft United Mine, Carn Brea, Camborne - Redruth - Saint Day District, Cornwall  England, United Kingdom

Specimen size: 7 × 4.8 × 5 cm = 2.8” × 1.9” × 2.0”

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

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani

Siderite with Quartz. Siderite with Quartz.
Tetrahedrite with Chalcopyrite and Quartz
Tetrahedrite with Chalcopyrite and Quartz.
Tetrahedrite with Chalcopyrite and Quartz.

MC6L1: A great classic from a classic mine. Tetrahedral crystals, that give it its name, are covered by Chalcopyrite, on a matrix of Quartz crystals with short prisms, practically the bypyramidal habit.
Herodsfoot Mine, Lanreath, Liskeard, Cornwall  England, United Kingdom

Specimen size: 8.5 × 5.8 × 3.5 cm = 3.3” × 2.3” × 1.4”

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

Olivenite

TK16J8: An especially interesting miniature, due to its quality. It is from, probably, the most classic locality for the species. It forms botryoidal groups of bright and very intense and deep green crystals on a small matrix of Quartz.
Cornwall  England, United Kingdom

Specimen size: 2.4 × 2.1 × 1.4 cm = 0.9” × 0.8” × 0.6”

Olivenite.
Olivenite
Olivenite. Olivenite.
Olivenite

EP99AA1: Aggregate of elongated crystals, a lot of them doubly terminated, with slightly curved faces and edges, with the olive-green color characteristic of the species and on matrix. A Cornish classic that is with two historical labels without reference to any collection that we will send to the buyer.
Cornwall  England, United Kingdom

Specimen size: 5 × 3 × 2.8 cm = 2.0” × 1.2” × 1.1”

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

Olivenite

EJ36T4: Aggregate of elongated crystals, a lot of them doubly terminated with their faces slightly curved, with the olive green color typical for the species and on Quartz matrix. A super classic from Cornwall.
Wheal Gorland, Gwennap, Saint Day, Redruth, Cornwall  England, United Kingdom

Specimen size: 3.7 × 3 × 1.8 cm = 1.5” × 1.2” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 0.3 × 0.1 cm = 0.1” × 0.0”

Olivenite. Front
Front
Olivenite. Rear
Rear
Analcime
Analcime.

TF6J7: The crystal is a snowy white trapezohedron implanted on matrix. The crystal is not complete because the back side is a contact, but its faces are perfectly defined. Not so common locality for this Analcime.
Dean Quarry, St Keverne, Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall  England, United Kingdom

Specimen size: 4.8 × 3.1 × 3.1 cm = 1.9” × 1.2” × 1.2”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV

Fluorite with Chalcopyrite inclusions
Fluorite with Chalcopyrite inclusions

EQ46W9: Group of transparent cubic crystals of Fluorite with most of the surface containing small inclusions of Chalcopyrite crystals. It is from a classic English locality that is not known to produce too many samples of quality.
Ladywash Mine, Eyam, Derbyshire  England, United Kingdom

Specimen size: 7.4 × 4.7 × 2.8 cm = 2.9” × 1.9” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1.4 cm = 0.6” × 0.6”

Former collection of Claus Hedegaard

Fluorite with Chalcopyrite inclusions.
Witherite with Galena
Witherite with Galena. Front
Front
Witherite with Galena. Rear
Rear
Witherite with Galena

SB91AB0: Aggregates of unusually elongated and twinned crystals, between transparent and translucent, and partially coated by a group of small, very bright, cubo-octahedral Galena crystals. The sample is very esthetic and has an unusual shape for the species. It is an old European classic that Stoppani acquired in exchange with the Museé de l’Ècole des Mines of Paris and it is with an old label of Louis Sæmann
Fallowfield Mine, Acomb, Hexham, Tyne Valley, Northumberland  England, United Kingdom

Specimen size: 5 × 4.2 × 2.7 cm = 2.0” × 1.7” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.3 cm = 0.5” × 0.1”

Minor fluorescence short UV

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani

Witherite
Witherite

SR47AB8: Aggregate of very elongated prismatic Witherite crystals with very well defined faces and edges. They are translucent, slightly yellowish and are partially coated by a thin white coating of the same Witherite.
The sample is with a label from the L. Rosciglione collection.
Nentsberry Haggs Mine, Nent Valley, Alston Moor District, North Pennines Orefield, former Cumberland, Cumbria  England, United Kingdom

Specimen size: 8.4 × 6 × 6 cm = 3.3” × 2.4” × 2.4”

Main crystal size: 3 × 0.7 cm = 1.2” × 0.3”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani

Witherite. Front
Front
Witherite. Side
Side
Fluorite with Galena
Fluorite with Galena. Fluorite with Galena.

MX68T1: Group of transparent cubic crystals of Fluorite that are very bright and have an intense and deep green color that changes to violet when passing from sunlight to incandescent light. With a small octahedral crystal of Galena, the group is on matrix that has been sawn on the back to give a good balance to the sample.
Rogerley Mine, West Cross Cut, Frosterley, Weardale, North Pennines Orefield, County Durham  England, United Kingdom (2003)

Specimen size: 7.1 × 6.1 × 2.4 cm = 2.8” × 2.4” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 1.3 cm = 0.6” × 0.5”

Very fluorescent long & short UV

Fluorite

CV51AD9: Druse of cubic Fluorite crystals that are between transparent and translucent, very bright, with white inclusions. They have an intense green color that passes to violet in sun light. The matrix is fossil coral which indicates that the sample was mined in an old area in the mine, so was mined in the past. The sample is from an old collection.
Rogerley Mine, Frosterley, Weardale, North Pennines Orefield, County Durham  England, United Kingdom

Specimen size: 13.6 × 8.8 × 5.8 cm = 5.4” × 3.5” × 2.3”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 1.6 cm = 1.0” × 0.6”

Very fluorescent long & short UV

Fluorite. Front
Front
Fluorite. Day light
Day light
Fluorite. Fluorite. Rear
Rear
Fluorite with Galena
Fluorite with Galena. Fluorite with Galena.
Fluorite with Galena.

VC68Z8: Groups of very sharp and bright cubo-octahedral Galena crystals, one of them clearly dominant, implanted on a surface of cubic and twinned Fluorite crystals that are transparent, very bright and have a very intense color. The perfect English classic.
Blackdene Mine, Ireshopeburn, Weardale, North Pennines Orefield, County Durham  England, United Kingdom

Specimen size: 9.2 × 8.8 × 3.7 cm = 3.6” × 3.5” × 1.5”

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

Very fluorescent long & short UV

Fluorite

ME91D8: From all the Fluorite found at Frazer’s Hush we have picked this one for its beauty, perfection, brilliance, and above all for the excellent position of its very aerial crystals that contrast well with the white Quartz matrix. As with all the material from this mine the color and fluorescence (slightly visible even without sunlight) is great. A fine classic.
Frazer's Hush Mine, Rookhope District, Weardale, North Pennines Orefield, County Durham  England, United Kingdom (1994)

Specimen size: 9.7 × 6.8 × 4.7 cm = 3.8” × 2.7” × 1.9”

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

Extremely fluorescent long & short UV

Fluorite.
Fluorite
Fluorite. Fluorite.
Fluorite.

DA32AC5: Druse of very sharp cubic Fluorite crystals on matrix. They are very clear and have a uniform pale green color. An excellent English classic.
West Pastures Mine, Stanhope, Weardale, North Pennines Orefield, County Durham  England, United Kingdom

Specimen size: 19 × 15 × 5.5 cm = 7.5” × 5.9” × 2.2”

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

Very fluorescent long & short UV

Cerussite

TD27T1: A fine group, on matrix, of “Jackstraw” type crystals, colored by an unidentified and not analyzed salt of copper.
The sample is with a label from Bentley’s Minerals that we’ll send to the buyer.
Redburn Mine, Rookhope, Weardale, North Pennines Orefield, County Durham  England, United Kingdom

Specimen size: 3.7 × 2.8 × 2.2 cm = 1.5” × 1.1” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 0.3 cm = 0.7” × 0.1”

Cerussite. Cerussite.
Quartz with Chalcopyrite and Dolomite
Quartz with Chalcopyrite and Dolomite. Quartz with Chalcopyrite and Dolomite.
Quartz with Chalcopyrite and Dolomite

SP46AB8: Aggregate of Quartz crystals that have scarcely grown prismatic faces, almost non-existent. They are partially coated by rhombohedral Dolomite crystals and small, twinned and very bright, Chalcopyrite crystals.
Halifax, Yorkshire  England, United Kingdom

Specimen size: 10.3 × 8.7 × 4.5 cm = 4.1” × 3.4” × 1.8”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 2 cm = 1.0” × 0.8”

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani

Calcite
Calcite

EK97AA5: An aggregate, on matrix, of rhombohedral Calcite crystals with creamy color and with curious echeloned growths making overall for a pyramidal shape. Like so many specimens in this collection, this one is of great quality for the locality.
Strontian, Argyll and Butte  Scotland, United Kingdom

Specimen size: 6.9 × 3.8 × 2.8 cm = 2.7” × 1.5” × 1.1”

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

Intense fluorescence short UV & fluorescent long UV

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani

Calcite. Calcite.
Strontianite
Strontianite. Strontianite.
Strontianite

SA87AC0: The sample, from the type locality, has divergent sprays of crystals with a clear green color that are partially coated by Calcite and on matrix.
Strontian, Argyll and Butte  Scotland, United Kingdom

Specimen size: 11 × 8.2 × 4 cm = 4.3” × 3.2” × 1.6”

Type locality

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani

UKRAINE


Cinnabar with Quartz

TR36W4: The sample is from a very uncommon locality for a Cinnabar of quality. In this case it forms isolated aggregates, on matrix, of small twinned acute rhombohedral crystals that are transparent, bright and with a very intense red color.
Nikitovka Mine, Novyi Donbass, Gorlovka, Donets'k Oblast'  Ukraine

Specimen size: 4.5 × 2.9 × 1.5 cm = 1.8” × 1.1” × 0.6”

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

Former collection of Tim Welting
Cinnabar with Quartz. Cinnabar with Quartz.

TURKEY


Colemanites

Colemanite was one of the principal new finds in Munich 2005. Not only its color is different from the classic Colemanite, but its luster, its intense zonal fluorescence and its twinning make these high quality samples.
Another feature is the detail of two generations of crystal growth. The first one is brown and the second is absolutely clear and gemmy (colorless)

Twinned Colemanite
Twinned Colemanite.
Twinned Colemanite.

MC86G5: Crystals stand out because of their high position on the matrix, making it possible to appreciate the clarity and the magnificent color.
The specimen has been reviewed, photographed and published as a new discovery in the magazine ‘Mineral Up’ on page 23 in number 2006/1.
Kestelek Mine, Mustafakemalpascha, Bandirma  Turkey (09/2005)

Specimen size: 7.5 × 5 × 5.5 cm = 3.0” × 2.0” × 2.2”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 1 cm = 0.4” × 0.4”

Intense zoned fluorescence long & short UV

Twinned Colemanite

MA27G5: The sample is very rich in crystals, some of them doubly-terminated and all very sharp, in which it is possible to observe perfectly both the twinning and color zonation.
Kestelek Mine, Mustafakemalpascha, Bandirma  Turkey (09/2005)

Specimen size: 8 × 4.8 × 6.3 cm = 3.1” × 1.9” × 2.5”

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

Intense zoned fluorescence long & short UV

Twinned Colemanite.
Twinned Colemanite.
Twinned Colemanite
Twinned Colemanite. Twinned Colemanite.

MG68G5: The sample, due to its quality, reaches a considerable size and is very rich in crystals, some of them doubly-terminated and all very sharp so we can perfectly observe both the twinning and color zonation.
Kestelek Mine, Mustafakemalpascha, Bandirma  Turkey (09/2005)

Specimen size: 10 × 7 × 5 cm = 3.9” × 2.8” × 2.0”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 1 cm = 0.6” × 0.4”

Intense zoned fluorescence long & short UV



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