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Atacamite with Halloysite
Atacamite with Halloysite. Atacamite with Halloysite.

JA56AF0: Radial and irregular clusters of Atacamite crystals, between fine prismatic and acicular, many of them doubly terminated. They are translucent, extraordinarily bright and on a rocky matrix partially coated by clear Halloysite.
La Farola Mine, Cerro Pintado, Las Pintadas District, Tierra Amarilla, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region  Chile

Specimen size: 7.9 × 5.6 × 2 cm = 3.1” × 2.2” × 0.8”

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


Euro:160 / US$170 / Yen:18560 / AUD$224

Reservado
Brochantite with Quartz (variety chalcedony)

MX16AE7: A novelty at Munich 2016. Spray-like aggregates of finely acicular crystals with a very intense silky luster. They are on a rocky matrix with Quartz (chalcedony variety) coatings. The sample is from a formerly poorly known mine.
Los Azules Mine, Quebrada San Miguel, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region  Chile (11-12/2015)

Specimen size: 5.9 × 3.8 × 4.9 cm = 2.3” × 1.5” × 1.9”




Brochantite with Quartz (variety chalcedony). Brochantite with Quartz (variety chalcedony).
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Brochantite with Quartz (variety chalcedony)
Brochantite with Quartz (variety chalcedony). Brochantite with Quartz (variety chalcedony).

MV56AF0: Radial sprays of delicate acicular crystals of Brochantite with a very intense silky luster in a dense coating with small darker green Atacamite crystals on a rocky matrix with Quartz (variety chalcedony). The sample is from a formerly poorly known mine.
Los Azules Mine, Quebrada San Miguel, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region  Chile (11-12/2015)

Specimen size: 6.3 × 4.5 × 3.1 cm = 2.5” × 1.8” × 1.2”

Chalcedony fluorescent short UV



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Brochantite

EB48AE3: A novelty at Munich 2016. Until now a poorly known mine, the Brochantite forms sprays of finely acicular crystals with a very intense silky luster and a very vivid color and are on a Quartz (variety chalcedony) matrix.
Los Azules Mine, Quebrada San Miguel, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region  Chile (11-12/2015)

Specimen size: 9.4 × 6.5 × 6.9 cm = 3.7” × 2.6” × 2.7”




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

TC88AB3: Aggregate of octahedral crystals with very deeply hollowed faces and rounded edges. The group has a more deformed side that has very rounded shapes, and the other side has much better defined crystals and hollows.
Zapata claims, Icabarú river placers, Santa Elena de Uairén, Gran Sabana, Bolívar  Venezuela (2014)

Specimen size: 1.2 × 0.9 × 0.8 cm = 0.5” × 0.4” × 0.3”

Weight: 3.5 grams



Order
Gold

TZ89AB3: Very aerial aggregate of flattened octahedral crystals with very well defined faces on the edges, with small hollows left by lost granules.
Caroní River, Uriman, Bolívar  Venezuela (2014)

Specimen size: 1.5 × 1.2 × 0.3 cm = 0.6” × 0.5” × 0.1”

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

Weight: 1.7 grams



Gold. Front
Front
Gold. Rear
Rear
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Pyrite with Quartz and Tetrahedrite
Pyrite with Quartz and Tetrahedrite. Front
Front
Pyrite with Quartz and Tetrahedrite. Side
Side
Pyrite with Quartz and Tetrahedrite.

TD27AE9: Aggregate of complex Pyrite crystals formed by a dominant cube and two pyritohedra plus some other minor forms, and with small coatings of very sharp Tetrahedrite crystals and clear Quartz crystals. Such a rich morphology is unusual for Pyrite from this locality.
Huanzala Mine, Huallanca District, Dos de Mayo Province, Huánuco Department  Peru (02/2016)

Specimen size: 7.8 × 6.7 × 5.3 cm = 3.1” × 2.6” × 2.1”

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




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Pyrite

TF59AC9: Aggregate of very bright Pyrite crystals with dominant cube faces but very rich in other forms and with very well defined growth striations.
Huanzala Mine, Huallanca District, Dos de Mayo Province, Huánuco Department  Peru (08/2014)

Specimen size: 9.2 × 8.1 × 3.5 cm = 3.6” × 3.2” × 1.4”

Main crystal size: 3.7 × 3.2 cm = 1.5” × 1.3”




Pyrite. Pyrite.
Pyrite.
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Copper
Copper. Front
Front
Copper. Rear
Rear

TA76AE8: A novelty at Tucson 2017. Dendritic aggregate of elongated octahedral crystals, with parallel growths and slight curvatures on the edges. It is from a locality not yet well known for collectible Copper samples.
Acari Mine, Caraveli Province, Arequipa Department  Peru (2015)

Specimen size: 5.8 × 3.4 × 2 cm = 2.3” × 1.3” × 0.8”




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Copper

TH96AE8: A novelty at Tucson 2017. Dendritic aggregate of elongated dodecahedral crystals with parallel growths and slight curvatures on the edges. It is from a locality not yet well known for collectible Copper samples.
Acari Mine, Caraveli Province, Arequipa Department  Peru (2015)

Specimen size: 7.1 × 3.9 × 1.3 cm = 2.8” × 1.5” × 0.5”




Copper. Front
Front
Copper. Rear
Rear
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Copper
Copper. Front
Front
Copper. Rear
Rear

TL27AE8: A novelty at Tucson 2017. Dendritic aggregate of elongated octahedral crystals with parallel growths and slight curvatures on the edges. It is from a locality not yet well known for collectible Copper samples.
Acari Mine, Caraveli Province, Arequipa Department  Peru (2015)

Specimen size: 7.6 × 2.6 × 0.9 cm = 3.0” × 1.0” × 0.4”




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Dioptase

TR89AD1: Aggregate of very elongated crystals that are transparent, very bright and have a very intense color. On matrix, with Calcite. We especially note the locality, very unusual for the species.
Cobrellama deposit, Ica Department  Peru (2004)

Specimen size: 6.7 × 4.8 × 3.1 cm = 2.6” × 1.9” × 1.2”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.2 cm = 0.4” × 0.1”




Dioptase. Dioptase.
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Scheelite with Stolzite and Quartz
Scheelite with Stolzite and Quartz. Scheelite with Stolzite and Quartz.

EX87AE5: Very sharp and well defined Scheelite crystals with dipyramidal shape and very well defined parallel growths. They have a brown color and are with a thin layer of powdery lemon yellow Stolzite. The crystals are on a matrix of clear Quartz crystals.
Mundo Nuevo mining area, Mundo Nuevo, Huamachuco, Sánchez Carrión Province, La Libertad Department  Peru (9-12/2015)

Specimen size: 4.2 × 4 × 3.7 cm = 1.7” × 1.6” × 1.5”

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

Extremely fluorescent short UV




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Augelite with Quartz

ED59AE5: Very sharp and isolated Augelite crystals that have very well defined faces and edges, are bright, with a pale green color and are implanted on a matrix of transparent Quartz crystals.
Mundo Nuevo mining area, Mundo Nuevo, Huamachuco, Sánchez Carrión Province, La Libertad Department  Peru (2013)

Specimen size: 7.4 × 5.6 × 2.2 cm = 2.9” × 2.2” × 0.9”

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




Augelite with Quartz. Augelite with Quartz.
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Silver with Calcite and Galena
Silver with Calcite and Galena. Front
Front
Silver with Calcite and Galena. Rear
Rear
Silver with Calcite and Galena.

VB94AE5: Very aerial arborescent growth of native silver. It is very bright, has very elongated crystals with strong curvatures (wire growth) and it is on a rocky matrix with Galena and Calcite.
Uchucchacua Mine, Oyón Province, Lima Department  Peru (02/2009)

Specimen size: 6.7 × 4.5 × 2.3 cm = 2.6” × 1.8” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 2.8 × 1.4 cm = 1.1” × 0.6”




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Alabandite with Rhodochrosite

TX17S1: Group of sharp octahedral crystals of Alabandite on matrix, with slightly pink Rhodochrosite.
Uchucchacua Mine, level 300, ↓895m., Oyón Province, Lima Department  Peru (09/2009)

Specimen size: 3.6 × 2.5 × 3 cm = 1.4” × 1.0” × 1.2”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 1 cm = 0.5” × 0.4”




Alabandite with Rhodochrosite. Front
Front
Alabandite with Rhodochrosite. Top
Top
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Alabandite with Calcite and Rhodochrosite
Alabandite with Calcite and Rhodochrosite. Front
Front
Alabandite with Calcite and Rhodochrosite. Side
Side

MC92T6: A really big crystal with a neat spinel law twin, a luster more intense than usual for the species, and partially coated by small crystals of Calcite.
Uchucchacua Mine, level 300, ↓895m., Oyón Province, Lima Department  Peru (09/2009)

Specimen size: 4.7 × 3.6 × 2.6 cm = 1.9” × 1.4” × 1.0”

Main crystal size: 3.7 × 3.2 cm = 1.5” × 1.3”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV




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Alabandite with Rhodochrosite

TD34S1: Group of cubo-octahedral crystals of Alabandite with the spinel law twin. The crystals, of good size, are with slightly pink Rhodochrosite.
Uchucchacua Mine, level 300, ↓895m., Oyón Province, Lima Department  Peru (09/2009)

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

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




Alabandite with Rhodochrosite. Alabandite with Rhodochrosite.
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Hutchinsonite with Pyrite
Hutchinsonite with Pyrite. Hutchinsonite with Pyrite.

TY14AD9: A novelty (for its red color) at Ste. Marie 2016. Radial clusters of acicular Hutchinsonite crystals that are very bright and well defined and have vivid red reflections. They are on a granular Galena matrix that is partially coated by small and very bright pyritohedral Pyrite crystals. Both the Hutchinsonite and the Galena have been analyzed and we’ll send a copy of the analyses to the buyer.
Quiruvilca Mine (La Libertad Mine), Quiruvilca District, Santiago de Chuco Province, La Libertad Department  Peru (03/2016)

Specimen size: 4.7 × 3 × 2.9 cm = 1.9” × 1.2” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.1 cm = 0.3” × 0.0”




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Hutchinsonite with Pyrite

TX6AD9: A novelty (for its red color) at Ste. Marie 2016. Radial clusters of very bright and well-defined acicular Hutchinsonite crystals with vivid red reflections. They are on a granular Galena matrix that is partially coated by small and very bright pyritohedral Pyrite crystals. Both the Hutchinsonite and the Galena have been analyzed and we’ll send a copy of the analyses to the buyer.
Quiruvilca Mine (La Libertad Mine), Quiruvilca District, Santiago de Chuco Province, La Libertad Department  Peru (03/2016)

Specimen size: 5.2 × 3.4 × 2.5 cm = 2.0” × 1.3” × 1.0”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.2 cm = 0.3” × 0.1”




Hutchinsonite with Pyrite. Hutchinsonite with Pyrite.
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Hutchinsonite with Orpiment and Quartz
Hutchinsonite with Orpiment and Quartz. Hutchinsonite with Orpiment and Quartz.

TP96AD1: Bundle-like aggregates of Hutchinsonite, a rare sulphoarsenide of thallium and lead, with elongated crystals that have very well defined faces and edges and are very much brighter than usual for the species. They are on matrix, with Orpiment and Quartz.
Quiruvilca Mine (La Libertad Mine), Quiruvilca District, Santiago de Chuco Province, La Libertad Department  Peru (09/2015)

Specimen size: 5.4 × 4.1 × 2.3 cm = 2.1” × 1.6” × 0.9”

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




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Hutchinsonite with Orpiment and Pyrite

TF77AE2: A novelty (for its red color) at Ste. Marie 2016. Isolated crystals and radial clusters of very bright and well-defined Hutchinsonite crystals with vivid red reflections. They are on a granular Galena matrix that is partially coated by small and very bright Pyrite crystals and spheroidal Orpiment aggregates. Both the Hutchinsonite and the Galena have been analyzed and we’ll send a copy of the analyses to the buyer.
Quiruvilca Mine (La Libertad Mine), Quiruvilca District, Santiago de Chuco Province, La Libertad Department  Peru (03/2016)

Specimen size: 5.9 × 4.1 × 2.3 cm = 2.3” × 1.6” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.1 cm = 0.3” × 0.0”




Hutchinsonite with Orpiment and Pyrite. Hutchinsonite with Orpiment and Pyrite.
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Hutchinsonite with Orpiment and Pyrite
Hutchinsonite with Orpiment and Pyrite. Hutchinsonite with Orpiment and Pyrite.

TF14AD9: A novelty (for its red color) at Ste. Marie 2016. Isolated crystals and radial clusters of Hutchinsonite crystals that are very bright and well defined, with vivid red reflections. They are on a granular Galena matrix that is partially coated by small and very bright pyritohedral Pyrite crystals and spheroidal Orpiment aggregates. Both the Hutchinsonite and the Galena have been analyzed and we’ll send a copy of the analyses to the buyer.
Quiruvilca Mine (La Libertad Mine), Quiruvilca District, Santiago de Chuco Province, La Libertad Department  Peru (03/2016)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 4.4 × 3.8 cm = 2.4” × 1.7” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.1 cm = 0.3” × 0.0”




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Hutchinsonite with Orpiment and Pyrite

TT89AE2: A novelty (for its red color) at Ste. Marie 2016. Isolated crystals and radial clusters of very bright and well-defined Hutchinsonite crystals with vivid red reflections. They are on a granular Galena matrix that is partially coated by small and very bright Pyrite crystals and spheroidal Orpiment aggregates. Both the Hutchinsonite and the Galena have been analyzed and we’ll send a copy of the analyses to the buyer.
Quiruvilca Mine (La Libertad Mine), Quiruvilca District, Santiago de Chuco Province, La Libertad Department  Peru (03/2016)

Specimen size: 7.2 × 6.4 × 3.8 cm = 2.8” × 2.5” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.1 cm = 0.3” × 0.0”




Hutchinsonite with Orpiment and Pyrite. Hutchinsonite with Orpiment and Pyrite.
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Axinite-(Mn) with Epidote
Axinite-(Mn) with Epidote. Axinite-(Mn) with Epidote.

TF89AD1: A novelty at Tucson 2016. Aggregates of very sharp brown-colored Axinite crystals, some of them doubly terminated, between transparent and translucent, very bright and on matrix, with Epidote crystals. We have two different analysis, so we will send copy of both analysis to the buyer.
Canta, Canta District, Canta Province, Lima Department  Peru (09-11/2015)

Specimen size: 6.7 × 5.4 × 3 cm = 2.6” × 2.1” × 1.2”

Main crystal size: 2.7 × 1.6 cm = 1.1” × 0.6”




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Axinite-(Fe) with Quartz and Albite

EB12Y7: A novelty at Munich 2013. Very sharp Axinite-(Fe) crystals, most of them doubly terminated and showing parallel growths. Transparent, very bright and with a very deep color, they are on a matrix with small Quartz crystals, Albite and Epidote.
Sayan , Huaura Province, Lima Department  Peru (2013)

Specimen size: 7.4 × 6.2 × 5.1 cm = 2.9” × 2.4” × 2.0”

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




Axinite-(Fe) with Quartz and Albite. Axinite-(Fe) with Quartz and Albite.
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Doubly terminated Hübnerite with Quartz
Doubly terminated Hübnerite with Quartz. Front
Front
Doubly terminated Hübnerite with Quartz. Side
Side

AG69P9: Parallel polycrystalline growth of doubly terminated and very well defined crystals with intense red reflections, an excellent luster and it is enhanced by being with Quartz crystals.
The specimen is from the James Catmur collection. We will send both, the label from Catmur collection and the label from Silvane collection.
Huayllapon Mine (Huallapon Mine), Pasto Bueno District, Pallasca Province, Ancash Department  Peru (1996)

Specimen size: 8.7 × 5.4 × 4.2 cm = 3.4” × 2.1” × 1.7”

Main crystal size: 7.5 × 3 cm = 3.0” × 1.2”

Former collection of Josep Amigó (Silvane)




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Gold with Quartz

MA8AC7: Arborescent Gold aggregates of very well defined octahedral crystals with hoppered growths and small cube faces, on a Quartz matrix. One of the best Peruvian Gold samples we have ever seen, as they are rarely crystallized. We also note that the Quartz hasn’t been acid-etched to dissolve it and expose the Gold.
Mina San Luis, Chala, Ayacucho,   Peru (08/2012)

Specimen size: 2.6 × 2.5 × 1.7 cm = 1.0” × 1.0” × 0.7”

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

Weight: 22.3 grams



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

MB87AD9: Botryoidal aggregate with spherulitic nucleus and concentric growths with very well defined color changes, from pale pink to intense red.
Capillitas Mine, Andalgalá Department, Catamarca  Argentina (2015)

Specimen size: 12.4 × 6.8 × 4.3 cm = 4.9” × 2.7” × 1.7”




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Hematite after Magnetite (variety martite)

EB26Z1: Sharp doubly terminated crystal pseudomorphous after Magnetite. It is elongated, with very well defined skeletal forms and partially coated by small recrystallized lenticular Hematite crystals.
Payún Matru Volcano, Malargüe, Malargüe Department, Mendoza Province  Argentina (2008)

Specimen size: 6.6 × 4 × 3.6 cm = 2.6” × 1.6” × 1.4”




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

EJ64Z1: Aggregate of Hematite crystals pseudomorphous after Magnetite, with a very sharp octahedral shape, very well defined parallel growths and some of them with skeletal forms.
Payún Matru Volcano, Malargüe, Malargüe Department, Mendoza Province  Argentina (2008)

Specimen size: 7.2 × 3.8 × 4 cm = 2.8” × 1.5” × 1.6”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 2 cm = 1.0” × 0.8”




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Hematite after Magnetite (variety martite)

EQ6Z1: Aggregate of Hematite crystals pseudomorphous after Magnetite, with a very sharp octahedral shape, some of them very elongated and almost completely coated by small lenticular recrystallized Hematite.
Payún Matru Volcano, Malargüe, Malargüe Department, Mendoza Province  Argentina (2008)

Specimen size: 7.4 × 6.3 × 4.7 cm = 2.9” × 2.5” × 1.9”

Main crystal size: 3.5 × 2.5 cm = 1.4” × 1.0”




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

EK56Q1: Parallel growths of octahedral crystals, pseudomorphs of Magnetite, some of them unusually elongated and others with very well marked skeletal growths. On the faces of the Hematite a second generation of very bright thin small laminar crystals of the same mineral has formed.
Payún Matru Volcano, Malargüe, Malargüe Department, Mendoza Province  Argentina (2008)

Specimen size: 7.7 × 7.5 × 5.9 cm = 3.0” × 3.0” × 2.3”

Main crystal size: 5.2 × 2 cm = 2.0” × 0.8”




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Hematite after Magnetite (variety martite)

EY56Z1: Aggregate of Hematite crystals pseudomorphous after Magnetite, with a very sharp octahedral shape and some of them very elongated and almost completely coated by small lenticular recrystallized Hematite.
Payún Matru Volcano, Malargüe, Malargüe Department, Mendoza Province  Argentina (2008)

Specimen size: 9.2 × 6.6 × 7.3 cm = 3.6” × 2.6” × 2.9”

Main crystal size: 3.4 × 2.7 cm = 1.3” × 1.1”




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

EL66Q1: Parallel growths of octahedral crystals, pseudomorphs of Magnetite with very well defined faces and edges. On the faces of the Hematite a second generation of very bright thin small laminar crystals of the same mineral has formed.
Payún Matru Volcano, Malargüe, Malargüe Department, Mendoza Province  Argentina (2008)

Specimen size: 9.7 × 7.7 × 5.7 cm = 3.8” × 3.0” × 2.2”

Main crystal size: 5 × 4.5 cm = 2.0” × 1.8”




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Hematite after Magnetite (variety martite)

TY67Q1: Extraordinarily acute parallel growth of octahedral crystals, pseudomorphs of Magnetite, with very well defined faces and edges and with very well marked skeletal growths. On the faces of the Hematite a second generation of very bright thin small laminar crystals of the same mineral has formed.
Payún Matru Volcano, Malargüe, Malargüe Department, Mendoza Province  Argentina (2008)

Specimen size: 10.6 × 5.1 × 4 cm = 4.2” × 2.0” × 1.6”

Main crystal size: 3.5 × 2 cm = 1.4” × 0.8”




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

Among the most commented upon novelties at Tucson 2007 were Peruvian Rhodonites from the San Martín Mine. Although this mine was previously known for that species, more careful methods of extraction by the actual owners of the mine made it possible to obtain new samples of a high quality, especially if we consider their color, because previous Rhodonites were generally pinker than the best new ones, which are more red.
Our selection is based, precisely, on picking just the deep red specimens because we believe color is the most distinctive aspect, in terms of quality, of the Rhodonite.

Rhodonite with Calcite
Rhodonite with Calcite. Rhodonite with Calcite.

TQ52AD1: Divergent growths of flattened Rhodonite crystals that are bright, translucent but with some transparent terminations and with a very intense pink color. The crystals, more isolated than usual, are on Calcite matrix.
San Martín Mine, Chiurucu (Chiuruco), Huallanca District, Bolognesi Province, Ancash Department  Peru (2007)

Specimen size: 4.3 × 4.2 × 2.7 cm = 1.7” × 1.7” × 1.1”

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

Calcite fluorescent short UV




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Manuelita Mine

Rhodochrosite with Quartz

MH6Y0: Very aerial aggregate of rhombohedral Rhodochrosite crystals, one of them clearly dominant, with an intense and uniform pink color. The group is on matrix and some crystals are partially coated by white microcrystalline Quartz.
Manuelita Mine, Morococha District, Yauli Province, Junín Department  Peru (15/07/2006)

Specimen size: 3.4 × 2.7 × 3.1 cm = 1.3” × 1.1” × 1.2”

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




Rhodochrosite with Quartz. Front
Front
Rhodochrosite with Quartz. Side
Side
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Rhodochrosite with Quartz, Sphalerite and Pyrite
Rhodochrosite with Quartz, Sphalerite and Pyrite. Rhodochrosite with Quartz, Sphalerite and Pyrite.

EY96AD8: Aggregate of very sharp rhombohedral Rhodochrosite crystals, translucent and with a very intense, deep and uniform pink color, on matrix with Sphalerite, Pyrite and Quartz.
Manuelita Mine, Morococha District, Yauli Province, Junín Department  Peru (2005-2008)

Specimen size: 3.7 × 2.9 × 2.3 cm = 1.5” × 1.1” × 0.9”

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


Euro:220 / US$233 / Yen:25520 / AUD$308

Reservado
Rhodochrosite with Quartz

MF46Y0: Very aerial aggregate of rhombohedral Rhodochrosite crystals, one of them clearly dominant, with an intense and uniform pink color. The group is on matrix and some crystals are partially coated by white microcrystalline Quartz.
Manuelita Mine, Morococha District, Yauli Province, Junín Department  Peru (15/07/2006)

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

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




Rhodochrosite with Quartz.
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Rhodochrosite with Quartz
Rhodochrosite with Quartz. Rhodochrosite with Quartz.

MB56Y0: Aggregate of rhombohedral Rhodochrosite crystals, with an intense and uniform pink color. They are on matrix and some crystals are partially coated by white microcrystalline Quartz.
Manuelita Mine, Morococha District, Yauli Province, Junín Department  Peru (15/07/2006)

Specimen size: 7.4 × 4.1 × 4.1 cm = 2.9” × 1.6” × 1.6”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 1.3 cm = 0.6” × 0.5”




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Wire Silver

One of the major novelties in the 2001 Ste. Marie / Denver Shows was the new wire Silver from Uchucchacua, Lima, Peru. They were found at the start of this year and their quality and beauty is comparable to the best finds from the old famous localities such as Kongsberg, with maybe better luster on the Silver crystals.
On some cases it is better to take care. For this reason we took our time to analyze the matrix of this new specimens and for to check carefully each specimen to be sure that nothing was faked. Analysis proved that the dark brownish matrix of these specimens is a natural amorphous Silicate of Manganese and that the white-yellowish crystals are Rhodochrosite. As usual, we will send copy of this analysis to the buyers of the specimens.

Silver with amorphous hydrated (Si-Mn)

AA63P9: Wire growths of very much elongated crystals that have a good luster and are on matrix.
Uchucchacua Mine, Oyón Province, Lima Department  Peru (01/2001)

Specimen size: 4.2 × 4 × 4.4 cm = 1.7” × 1.6” × 1.7”

Main crystal size: 2.7 × 0.7 cm = 1.1” × 0.3”

Former collection of Josep Amigó (Silvane)




Silver with amorphous hydrated (Si-Mn). Front
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Silver with amorphous hydrated (Si-Mn). Rear
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Wire Silver
Wire Silver. Front
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Wire Silver. Rear
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E49EB3: Long wire silver crystal on a small matrix partially covered by dark hydrated Manganese Silicate.
Uchucchacua Mine, Oyón Province, Lima Department  Peru (01/2001)

Specimen size: 6.1 × 2.7 cm = 2.4” × 1.1”




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Quartz variety amethyst from Uruguay

Quartz (variety amethyst)

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MF50AA9: Two parallel stalactitic growths of very sharp and bright crystals, with a very intense, deep and uniform color, that are on a base of white chalcedony. The sample is from a recent find in a new quarry at the locality.
Amarilla Quarry, Catalán Grande area, Artigas Department  Uruguay (03/2014)

Specimen size: 12.4 × 8.8 × 5.4 cm = 4.9” × 3.5” × 2.1”

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




Quartz (variety amethyst).
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Quartz (variety amethyst)
Quartz (variety amethyst). Quartz (variety amethyst).

ER97R9: Very aerial stalagmitic growth of short crystals with excellent, very intense, luster, and a deep violet color.
La Bolsa Quarry, La Bolsa area, Artigas Department  Uruguay (03/2009)

Specimen size: 10.3 × 9.4 × 7.2 cm = 4.1” × 3.7” × 2.8”

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




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Calcite with Quartz (variety amethyst) and Hematite

TV87L3: Rhombohedral Calcite crystal (due to its false cubic shape it looks like Fluorite) fully covered by small but brilliant and intensely colored Quartz (amethyst) crystals, in a thin crust geode.
Santiño Quarry, Tres Cerros de Santiño area, Artigas Department  Uruguay (11/2007)

Specimen size: 11.8 × 7.8 × 5.5 cm = 4.6” × 3.1” × 2.2”

Main crystal size: 3.8 × 3 cm = 1.5” × 1.2”




Calcite with Quartz (variety amethyst) and Hematite. Calcite with Quartz (variety amethyst) and Hematite.
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Quartz (variety amethyst) after Calcite with Hematite
Quartz (variety amethyst) after Calcite with Hematite. Front
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Quartz (variety amethyst) after Calcite with Hematite. Rear
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Quartz (variety amethyst) after Calcite with Hematite. Bottom
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TP58L7: Good size lenticular Calcite crystal partially dissolved and covered nearly throughout by amethyst crystals, with dark inclusions, probably Hematite, near the Calcite edges.
Santiño Quarry, Tres Cerros de Santiño area, Artigas Department  Uruguay (2006)

Specimen size: 16.8 × 8.9 × 1.8 cm = 6.6” × 3.5” × 0.7”

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




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Quartz (variety amethyst)

ER89AC2: Stalactitic growth, on a Quartz (variety chalcedony) matrix, of weakly developed prismatic Quartz (variety amethyst) faces that have a very deep color, intense luster and are very rich in inclusions.
Catalán Grande Quarry, Catalán Grande area, Artigas Department  Uruguay (02/2007)

Specimen size: 16.5 × 14.2 × 9.5 cm = 6.5” × 5.6” × 3.7”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 1.4 cm = 0.7” × 0.6”




Quartz (variety amethyst). Quartz (variety amethyst).
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Quartz (variety amethyst) epitactic Calcite
Quartz (variety amethyst) epitactic Calcite. Quartz (variety amethyst) epitactic Calcite.

MR72AB7: Druse of Quartz (variety amethyst) crystals, one of them clearly dominant and with a considerable size. They are coating the surfaces of a group of now missing Calcite crystals, preserving their original shape. The crystals show a neat geometric color zoning, clearer on the prism faces and deep violet on the terminations. The sample is from a not well known quarry at the classic Artigas área and where very interesting and esthetic samples are today being recovered.
La Soberana Quarry, Catalán Grande area, Artigas Department  Uruguay (09/2011)

Specimen size: 19.5 × 18 × 14 cm = 7.7” × 7.1” × 5.5”

Main crystal size: 8 × 5.3 cm = 3.1” × 2.1”




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Argentinian Amethyst

Argentina it is not a well know mineralogical country. An Argentinean Quartz quarry's owners carried out work searching for fine Quartz specimens to sell on the mineral market. I have an excellent relationship with him, so I purchased the best of his production. For the moment they are finding huge, doubly terminated, and frequently sceptered Amethyst Quartz. The first generation is milky white Quartz, the second generation is a deep Amethyst colored Quartz. Most of the specimens are floaters and some of them are on matrix too. Size, form and phantom inclusions are very attractive and offer to the mineral world something new that in my opinion it will help to place Argentina on the collector's map.

Doubly terminated Quartz (variety amethyst) scepter

EC96G1: Parallel growth of two prismatic, doubly-terminated crystals. They are well developed, of an intense color and simple forms, growing as a scepter on a little matrix of white Quartz.
Don Nicolás Mine, Villa Rafael Benegas (Villa Benegas), Mina Clavero, San Alberto Department, Córdoba Province  Argentina (01-06/2002)

Specimen size: 6.8 × 4.1 × 3 cm = 2.7” × 1.6” × 1.2”

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




Doubly terminated Quartz (variety amethyst) scepter.
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