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Gold with Rhodochrosite
Gold with Rhodochrosite. Gold with Rhodochrosite.

EP91AF9: Elongated cubo-octahedral gold crystals with very well defined and bright faces and edges in a very rare association with rhombohedral Rhodochrosite crystals that partially coat a rocky matrix. The sample is from a not yet well-known Colombian mining area.
Potosí claim, La Tosca cut, Municipio Vetas, Soto Province, Santander Department  Colombia (2017)

Specimen size: 2 × 1.7 × 1.2 cm = 0.8” × 0.7” × 0.5”

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




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Gold with Quartz

EK28AF9: A very rich native Gold surfaces with platy growths that are very bright and are on a Quartz matrix. The sample is from a not yet well-known Colombian mining area.
Real Minera claim, Las Arañas cut, Municipio Vetas, Soto Province, Santander Department  Colombia

Specimen size: 3 × 2.4 × 2.2 cm = 1.2” × 0.9” × 0.9”

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




Gold with Quartz. Gold with Quartz.
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Gold with Quartz
Gold with Quartz. Gold with Quartz.

EL50AF9: Elongated and very well defined cubo-octahedral Gold crystals with dodecahedral faces that are very bright with an unusual reddish copper color on a rocky matrix. The sample is from a not yet well-known Colombian mining area.
Trompeteros claim, Trompeteros Mine, Municipio Vetas, Soto Province, Santander Department  Colombia

Specimen size: 3.1 × 2.2 × 1.6 cm = 1.2” × 0.9” × 0.6”

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




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Gold with Quartz

EJ92AF9: A surface that is very rich with platy growths and acicular Gold crystals on a rocky matrix coated by micro-crystalline Quartz. The sample is from a not yet well-known Colombian mining area.
Los Delirios claim, Delirios III cut, Municipio Vetas, Soto Province, Santander Department  Colombia (04/2017)

Specimen size: 5.4 × 3.9 × 1.5 cm = 2.1” × 1.5” × 0.6”

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




Gold with Quartz. Gold with Quartz.
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Gold with Quartz
Gold with Quartz. Gold with Quartz.

EG90AF9: Very sharp growth of flattened Gold crystals, very bright and on a rocky matrix partially coated by micro-crystalline Quartz. The sample is from a not yet well-known Colombian mining area.
Potosí claim, La Tosca cut, Municipio Vetas, Soto Province, Santander Department  Colombia (03/2017)

Specimen size: 5.6 × 4.1 × 2.6 cm = 2.2” × 1.6” × 1.0”

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




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Beryl (variety emerald)

TQ66AF2: Parallel growth of two crystals with excellent terminal faces, a dominant pinacoid and small pyramidal faces. Both crystals are completely clear (gem quality) and have an extraordinary luster and color.
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department  Colombia

Specimen size: 1.4 × 0.6 × 0.6 cm = 0.6” × 0.2” × 0.2”




Beryl (variety emerald). Front (black background)
Front (black background)
Beryl (variety emerald). Front (white background)
Front (white background)
Beryl (variety emerald). Rear (white background)
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Beryl (variety emerald) with Pyrite and Calcite
Beryl (variety emerald) with Pyrite and Calcite. Beryl (variety emerald) with Pyrite and Calcite.

TR16AF2: Doubly terminated single Beryl (emerald variety) crystal with excellent terminal faces. It is clear, bright and has a very intense and uniform color. On a Calcite matrix, it also is with a complete Pyrite crystal that shows the very well defined forms of the cube, the octahedron and a pyritohedron. An excellent thumbnail, very unusual.
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department  Colombia

Specimen size: 1.7 × 1.5 × 1.2 cm = 0.7” × 0.6” × 0.5”

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




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Beryl (variety emerald) with Calcite

TP88AF2: A single Beryl (emerald variety) crystal with perfect terminal faces. It is transparent, bright and on a rocky matrix with platy Calcite crystals.
Muzo mining district, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department  Colombia

Specimen size: 2.9 × 2.2 × 2.4 cm = 1.1” × 0.9” × 0.9”

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




Beryl (variety emerald) with Calcite. Beryl (variety emerald) with Calcite.
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Doubly terminated Beryl (variety emerald)
Doubly terminated Beryl (variety emerald). Front
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Doubly terminated Beryl (variety emerald). Front
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Doubly terminated Beryl (variety emerald). Rear
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Doubly terminated Beryl (variety emerald). With light behind
With light behind

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TR28AF6: Doubly terminated floater crystal with very well defined faces and edges and excellent terminations, one of them simple and pinacoidal, the other showing an unusual polycrystalline growth with a deep structural incision that seems to break the crystal longitudinally into two symmetrical parts. The sample is transparent, bright and vividly colored.
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department  Colombia

Specimen size: 3.3 × 0.8 × 0.7 cm = 1.3” × 0.3” × 0.3”




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Beryl (variety emerald) with Pyrite

TF70AF1: Floater Beryl (variety emerald) crystal, partially doubly terminated, with subparallel satellite crystals and an intense green color, partially coated by small Pyrite crystals.
Muzo mining district, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department  Colombia

Specimen size: 3.4 × 0.9 × 0.8 cm = 1.3” × 0.4” × 0.3”




Beryl (variety emerald) with Pyrite. Front
Front
Beryl (variety emerald) with Pyrite. Rear
Rear
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Euclase with Calcite
Euclase with Calcite. Front
Front
Euclase with Calcite. Side
Side
Euclase with Calcite. Rear
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Euclase with Calcite. Top
Top

NB26AF1: Parallel aggregate of very sharp Euclase crystals with very well defined faces and edges, transparent, bright, with a nice and uniform blue color. Partially coated by small white Calcite crystals. An excellent miniature.
La Marina Mine, Municipio Pauna, Boyacá Department  Colombia (06-07/2015)

Specimen size: 3.1 × 1.5 × 0.8 cm = 1.2” × 0.6” × 0.3”

Main crystal size: 3 × 0.8 cm = 1.2” × 0.3”

Calcite fluorescent short UV




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

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EM48AF8: Group, on matrix, of octahedral Alabandite crystals that have their vertices truncated by cube faces and that show very well the Spinel-law twin. The length of the main crystal, clearly dominant, is extraordinary and it is unquestionably one of the largest ever found.
Uchucchacua Mine, level 300, ↓895m., Oyón Province, Lima Department  Peru (2010)

Specimen size: 5.2 × 4.6 × 3.6 cm = 2.0” × 1.8” × 1.4”

Main crystal size: 3.5 × 3.4 cm = 1.4” × 1.3”




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Twinned Albandite
Twinned Albandite

TT80AB8: Aggregate of very sharp octahedral crystals with the very well defined spinel law twin. They are bright and are on matrix, with Rhodochrosite.
The sample is with a label from the Robert Noble collection that we’ll send to the buyer.
Uchucchacua Mine, Oyón Province, Lima Department  Peru

Specimen size: 5.3 × 4.9 × 3.3 cm = 2.1” × 1.9” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 0.9 cm = 0.6” × 0.4”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Twinned Albandite. Twinned Albandite.
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Pyrite with Calcite
Pyrite with Calcite. Front
Front
Pyrite with Calcite. Side
Side

TG27AF1: A very esthetic group of complex Pyrite crystals formed by the dominant faces of the cube and two pyritohedra, with some other minor forms. The very well defined and bright crystals are on a matrix with scalenohedral Calcite crystals.
Huanzala Mine, Huallanca District, Dos de Mayo Province, Huánuco Department  Peru (02/2016)

Specimen size: 5.3 × 4.5 × 3.2 cm = 2.1” × 1.8” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 2.8 × 2.7 cm = 1.1” × 1.1”

Calcite fluorescent short UV




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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”




Pyrite with Quartz and Tetrahedrite. Front
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Pyrite with Quartz and Tetrahedrite. Side
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Pyrite with Quartz and Tetrahedrite.
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Pyrite
Pyrite. Pyrite.
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”




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Copper

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”




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

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.
The specimen has been reviewed, photographed and published as a new discovery in the magazine ‘Mineralogical Record’ on page 443 in the volume 48, number 3
Acari Mine, Caraveli Province, Arequipa Department  Peru (2015)

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




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Copper

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”




Copper. Front
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Copper. Rear
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Chrysocolla with Quartz
Chrysocolla with Quartz. Chrysocolla with Quartz.

TG58AD9: Spheroidal Chrysocolla growths on a rocky matrix. The Crysocolla is partially coated by small Quartz crystals. This coating in some areas on the sample is complete and visible due to a more intense luster and a deeper color (turquoise blue) of the Chrysocolla.
Acari Mine, Caraveli Province, Arequipa Department  Peru (2012)

Specimen size: 12.7 × 10.4 × 4.7 cm = 5.0” × 4.1” × 1.9”




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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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Stolzite on Scheelite and Quartz

EF69AC0: A novelty at Tucson 2015. Very sharp dipyramidal Scheelite crystals that are coated by vivid lemon yellow Stolzite. They are on a matrix of Quartz crystals, a lot of them doubly terminated, with red Hübnerite inclusions.
Mundo Nuevo mining area, Mundo Nuevo, Huamachuco, Sánchez Carrión Province, La Libertad Department  Peru (10-11/2014)

Specimen size: 9.3 × 6.8 × 4.9 cm = 3.7” × 2.7” × 1.9”

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

Scheelite fluorescent short UV



Stolzite on Scheelite and Quartz. Stolzite on Scheelite and Quartz.
Stolzite on Scheelite and Quartz.
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Augelite with Quartz
Augelite with Quartz. 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”




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Acanthite with Pyrite

EK47L1: Complex crystal, well defined and elongated, with multiple faces, some of them curved. Really good size, on an Acanthite base with small cubic Pyrite crystals.
Uchucchacua Mine, work 012, level 400, Oyón Province, Lima Department  Peru (01/2007)

Specimen size: 4.2 × 1.3 × 1 cm = 1.7” × 0.5” × 0.4”




Acanthite with Pyrite. Front
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Acanthite with Pyrite. Rear
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Silver with Calcite and Galena
Silver with Calcite and Galena. Front
Front
Silver with Calcite and Galena. Rear
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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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Rhodochrosite with manganese oxides

EF56AE5: Aggregate of scalenohedral crystals with acute, non broken, rhombohedral terminations. They are very bright and transparent, have a very intense, deep and uniform red color and are on a rocky matrix coated by a thin layer of black manganese oxides.
Uchucchacua Mine, Oyón Province, Lima Department  Peru (2006)

Specimen size: 7.4 × 4.9 × 4.1 cm = 2.9” × 1.9” × 1.6”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 1.1 cm = 1.0” × 0.4”




Rhodochrosite with manganese oxides. Front
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Rhodochrosite with manganese oxides. Side
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Rhodochrosite with manganese oxides.
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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 Pyrite

TT14AD9: 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: 6.9 × 6.1 × 4 cm = 2.7” × 2.4” × 1.6”

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




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




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Lautite with Tennantite-Tetrahedrite, Quartz (Japan law twin) and Pyrite

TG87AD5: A novelty at Tucson 2016. Flattened Lautite crystals with a good size for this rare sulphoarsenide. These aggregates have grown implanted on very sharp tetrahedral Tetrahedrite crystals on a matrix of Quartz crystals, some of them with a very well defined Japan law twin.
Mundo Nuevo mining area, La Gringa vein, Mundo Nuevo, Huamachuco, Sánchez Carrión Province, La Libertad Department  Peru (11/2015)

Specimen size: 4.8 × 4.5 × 3.4 cm = 1.9” × 1.8” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: (Lautite) 0.1 × 0.1 cm = 0.0” × 0.0”




Lautite with Tennantite-Tetrahedrite, Quartz (Japan law twin) and Pyrite. Front
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Lautite with Tennantite-Tetrahedrite, Quartz (Japan law twin) and Pyrite. Side
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Lautite with Tennantite-Tetrahedrite, Quartz (Japan law twin) and Pyrite.
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Axinite-(Mn) with Epidote and Andradite
Axinite-(Mn) with Epidote and Andradite. Front
Front
Axinite-(Mn) with Epidote and Andradite. Rear
Rear

TT87AD4: A novelty at Tucson 2016. Very sharp Axinite-(Mn) crystals, some of them doubly terminated. They are between transparent and translucent, very bright, and are on matrix with Epidote crystals. We have two different analyses, so we will send copies of both analyses to the buyer.
Canta, Canta District, Canta Province, Lima Department  Peru (09-11/2015)

Specimen size: 5.3 × 3.4 × 2.9 cm = 2.1” × 1.3” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 3.4 × 1.2 cm = 1.3” × 0.5”




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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”




Axinite-(Mn) with Epidote. Axinite-(Mn) with Epidote.
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Axinite-(Fe) with Quartz and Albite
Axinite-(Fe) with Quartz and Albite. 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”




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Doubly terminated Hübnerite with Quartz

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)




Doubly terminated Hübnerite with Quartz. Front
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Doubly terminated Hübnerite with Quartz. Side
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Clinoatacamite with Quartz
Clinoatacamite with Quartz. Clinoatacamite with Quartz.

TF66Z2: A novelty at Munich 2013. Aggregates of Clinoatacamite crystals with very well defined faces and edges. Most of the Clinoatacamite is included in small transparent Quartz crystals, but some crystals and groups, very bright and with very deep color, are external and very aerial.
Lily Mine, Umay District, Pisco Province, Ica Department  Peru (2013)

Specimen size: 5.8 × 4.4 × 4 cm = 2.3” × 1.7” × 1.6”

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




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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
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Andorite
Andorite. Front
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Andorite. Rear
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TF87AF4: Group of crystals with very well defined faces and edges, with a very well defined and fine vertical striation and with a luster that is unusual for the species.
The sample is from the Vallecillo collection, from Madrid.
San José Mine, Oruro City, Cercado Province, Oruro Department  Bolivia

Specimen size: 2 × 1.9 × 1 cm = 0.8” × 0.7” × 0.4”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 1 cm = 0.6” × 0.4”

Former collection of José Luis Vallecillo




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Cassiterite with Quartz and Siderite

TR37AF6: Cassiterite crystals forming complete cyclic twins, translucent, very bright, and on a rocky matrix coated by Siderite and small Quartz crystals. The sample is from the Vallecillo collection, Madrid.
Viloco Mine, Loayza Province, La Paz Department  Bolivia

Specimen size: 9.9 × 7.3 × 3.2 cm = 3.9” × 2.9” × 1.3”

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

Former collection of José Luis Vallecillo




Cassiterite with Quartz and Siderite. Cassiterite with Quartz and Siderite.
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Brochantite with Atacamite and Quartz (variety chalcedony)
Brochantite with Atacamite and Quartz (variety chalcedony). Brochantite with Atacamite and Quartz (variety chalcedony).

MK86AE7: A novelty at Munich 2016. Spray-like aggregates of finely acicular crystals with a very intense silky luster. The Brochantite is with small Atacamite crystals that have a darker green color. They are on a rocky matrix with Quartz (variety chalcedony) 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: 5.2 × 5 × 3.9 cm = 2.0” × 2.0” × 1.5”




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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
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Gold. Rear
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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



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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



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Rhodochrosite
Rhodochrosite. Front
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Rhodochrosite. Side
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Rhodochrosite. Side
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MT91AD9: Stalactitic growth with botryoidal forms at the narrow area and fluidal ones where it widens. A morphologic curiosity, unusual for the Capillitas mine.
Capillitas Mine, Andalgalá Department, Catamarca  Argentina (2015)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 4.2 × 4.2 cm = 2.5” × 1.7” × 1.7”




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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”




Rhodochrosite. Rhodochrosite.
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Hematite after Magnetite (variety martite)
Hematite after Magnetite (variety martite). Front
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Hematite after Magnetite (variety martite). Rear
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TG14Q4: Parallel and skeletal growths of octahedral crystals, pseudomorphs after Magnetite, and almost completely covered by a second generation of laminar and bright crystals of Hematite.
Payún Matru Volcano, Malargüe, Malargüe Department, Mendoza Province  Argentina (2008)

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




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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
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Hematite after Magnetite (variety martite). Rear
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Hematite after Magnetite (variety martite)
Hematite after Magnetite (variety martite). Front
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Hematite after Magnetite (variety martite). Side
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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
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Hematite after Magnetite (variety martite). Rear
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Hematite after Magnetite (variety martite)
Hematite after Magnetite (variety martite). Front
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Hematite after Magnetite (variety martite). Rear
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EE46M5: A novelty this year in Munich, because it is from a very recent find. Parallel growths of octahedral crystals, pseudomorphs after Magnetite, very well defined, bright and partially covered by a second generation of small laminar crystals of Hematite.
Payún Matru Volcano, Malargüe, Malargüe Department, Mendoza Province  Argentina

Specimen size: 7.5 × 4 × 3.6 cm = 3.0” × 1.6” × 1.4”

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




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Hematite after Magnetite (variety martite)

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”




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




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Hematite after Magnetite (variety martite)

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”




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




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Manuelita Mine

Rhodochrosite with Quartz

ME49AF8: Druse of very sharp rhombohedral crystals with very well defined faces and edges and an excellent pink color. The Rhodochrosite is on matrix and is partially coated by small Quartz crystals.
Manuelita Mine, Morococha District, Yauli Province, Junín Department  Peru (15/07/2006)

Specimen size: 12.7 × 7.6 × 5.4 cm = 5.0” × 3.0” × 2.1”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 1 cm = 0.6” × 0.4”




Rhodochrosite with Quartz. Rhodochrosite with Quartz.
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Rhodochrosite with Quartz
Rhodochrosite with Quartz. Front
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Rhodochrosite with Quartz. Side
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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”




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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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Sphalerite with Galena and Rhodochrosite

TA97Y3: Groups of complex Sphalerite crystals that are translucent, have a honey color and are partially coated by small cuboctahedral Galena crystals. On matrix, with groups of rhombohedral Rhodochrosite crystals. Very elegant.
Manuelita Mine, Morococha District, Yauli Province, Junín Department  Peru

Specimen size: 9.2 × 7 × 5.2 cm = 3.6” × 2.8” × 2.0”

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




Sphalerite with Galena and Rhodochrosite. Sphalerite with Galena and Rhodochrosite.
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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 Calcite
Silver with Calcite. Front
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Silver with Calcite. Side
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Silver with Calcite.

TV87AF1: Wonderful dendritic and very elongated octahedral crystals on matrix. The crystals exhibit very well defined spinel law twinning. The quality of the sample is better than is usually known for the locality.
Uchucchacua Mine, Oyón Province, Lima Department  Peru (2015)

Specimen size: 3.8 × 3.5 × 2.1 cm = 1.5” × 1.4” × 0.8”

Main crystal size: 3.8 × 0.1 cm = 1.5” × 0.0”




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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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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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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

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




Rhodonite with Calcite. Rhodonite with Calcite.
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Rhodonite with Pyrite
Rhodonite with Pyrite.

TD57I8: Group of flat prismatic crystals, very well-defined and bright. They form fans. We specially note its color, extraordinary even for the most usual from the locality. On the back of the sample there are small crystallizations of Sphalerite and Pyrite.
San Martín Mine, Chiurucu (Chiuruco), Huallanca District, Bolognesi Province, Ancash Department  Peru (11/2006)

Specimen size: 5.7 × 5.3 × 3.5 cm = 2.2” × 2.1” × 1.4”

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




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Quartz variety amethyst from Uruguay

Quartz (variety amethyst)

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MV89AC8: Stalactitic growth of Quartz (amethyst variety) crystals with practically no prisms. They have a very deep color, an intense luster and are very rich in inclusions.
Amarilla Quarry, Catalán Grande area, Artigas Department  Uruguay (03/2014)

Specimen size: 11.8 × 6.3 × 6.5 cm = 4.6” × 2.5” × 2.6”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 1.2 cm = 0.6” × 0.5”




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




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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”




Quartz (variety amethyst). Quartz (variety amethyst).
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Calcite with Quartz (variety amethyst) and Hematite
Calcite with Quartz (variety amethyst) and Hematite. 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”




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Quartz (variety amethyst) with Calcite and Hematite

MA10R8: Druse of amethyst crystals of uniform and intense lilac color and an excellent luster. The group is partially coated by unusual spherical growths of microcrystalline Quartz and groups of crystals of Calcite, some with red Hematite inclusions.
Santiño Quarry, Tres Cerros de Santiño area, Artigas Department  Uruguay (03/2010)

Specimen size: 15 × 13 × 7 cm = 5.9” × 5.1” × 2.8”

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




Quartz (variety amethyst) with Calcite and Hematite.
Quartz (variety amethyst) with Calcite and Hematite. Quartz (variety amethyst) with Calcite 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
Bottom

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)

EV16H2: Doubly terminated floater. The color is deeper at the terminations, whose luster is also more intense than in the other faces. The crystal grew on other small crystals of Quartz (amethyst)
Don Nicolás Mine, Villa Rafael Benegas (Villa Benegas), Mina Clavero, San Alberto Department, Córdoba Province  Argentina (01-06/2002)

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




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




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Quartz (variety amethyst) scepter and doubly terminated

EE17AD4: Parallel growth of doubly terminated amethyst crystals that formed a scepter partially coating a white Quartz crystal. The color of the amethyst crystals is very deep and intense.
Don Nicolás Mine, Villa Rafael Benegas (Villa Benegas), Mina Clavero, San Alberto Department, Córdoba Province  Argentina (01-06/2002)

Specimen size: 9.4 × 4.5 × 4.4 cm = 3.7” × 1.8” × 1.7”

Main crystal size: 8.5 × 4.4 cm = 3.3” × 1.7”




Quartz (variety amethyst) scepter and doubly terminated. Front
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Quartz (variety amethyst) scepter and doubly terminated. Side
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Quartz (variety amethyst) scepter and doubly terminated. Side
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