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GERMANY


Fluorite with Quartz
Fluorite with Quartz. Fluorite with Quartz.

ER48AG0: A cluster of translucent Fluorite crystal cubes with some of their edges partially coated by reddish micro-crystalline Quartz. The crystals, with a slightly yellowish green color, have a quality superior to what has been known for the locality.
Cäcilia Mine, Freiung, Stulln, Wölsendorf West District, Upper Palatinate/Oberpfalz, Bavaria/Bayern  Germany

Specimen size: 15.7 × 12.3 × 4.5 cm = 6.2” × 4.8” × 1.8”

Main crystal size: 3.6 × 3.2 cm = 1.4” × 1.3”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV




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Dolomite with Chalcopyrite and Quartz
Dolomite with Chalcopyrite and Quartz

SC7AD6: Very sharp white rhombohedral Dolomite crystals implanted on a matrix of Quartz crystals with small twinned Chalcopyrite crystals on both the Quartz and the Dolomite. An excellent German classic.
Eupel Mine, Niederhövels, Wissen, Flammersfeld, Altenkirchen, Siegerland, Rhineland-Palatinate/Rheinland-Pfalz  Germany

Specimen size: 16.8 × 10.5 × 6.5 cm = 6.6” × 4.1” × 2.6”

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

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani




Dolomite with Chalcopyrite and Quartz. Dolomite with Chalcopyrite and Quartz.
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Dolomite on Quartz and Chalcopyrite
Dolomite on Quartz and Chalcopyrite. Dolomite on Quartz and Chalcopyrite.
Dolomite on Quartz and Chalcopyrite

SD99AC3: Slightly deformed rhombohedral Dolomite crystals with a pale-brown to pinkish color, with small twinned Chalcopyrite crystals on their surfaces and on a base of Quartz crystals with a very poorly developed prism. 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.
Eupel Mine, Niederhövels, Wissen, Flammersfeld, Altenkirchen, Siegerland, Rhineland-Palatinate/Rheinland-Pfalz  Germany

Specimen size: 17.8 × 10.2 × 4.4 cm = 7.0” × 4.0” × 1.7”

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

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani




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Pyromorphite with Quartz

MC37Y3: Botryoidal growth with an uncommon shape for Bad Ems samples. The aggregate has a pleasing color, between cream and slightly brown, and it is on matrix, with small microcrystals of Quartz.
Rosenberg Mine, Braubach, Bad Ems District, Lahn Valley, Rhineland-Palatinate/Rheinland-Pfalz  Germany

Specimen size: 5.6 × 4.7 × 1.7 cm = 2.2” × 1.9” × 0.7”

Fluorescent long & short UV




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

TX66AB3: Aggregates of stalked crystals with slightly curved edges and with very good pinacoidal terminations. They are bright and have a clear brown color, very typical for the locality, a great European classic for the species.
Rosenberg Mine, Braubach, Bad Ems District, Lahn Valley, Rhineland-Palatinate/Rheinland-Pfalz  Germany

Specimen size: 7.5 × 4 × 2.8 cm = 3.0” × 1.6” × 1.1”

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

Minor fluorescence short UV




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Silver on Arsenic

TG88AF4: Dendritic growths of strongly elongated native Silver twinned crystals that conserve very fresh surfaces contrasting with the black Arsenic matrix.
The sample is from a classic German locality and it is from the Vallecillo collection, from Madrid.
Pöhla-Tellerhäuser Mine, Pöhla, Schwarzenberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony/Sachsen  Germany

Specimen size: 5.7 × 3.9 × 4.2 cm = 2.2” × 1.5” × 1.7”

Former collection of José Luis Vallecillo




Silver on Arsenic. Front
Front
Silver on Arsenic. Top
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Silver on Arsenic.
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Bismuth
Bismuth. Front
Front
Bismuth. Detail
Detail
Bismuth. Rear
Rear

TX27AF1: Mass of very sharp crystals with very well defined parallel and skeletal growths, some of them doubly terminated. A superb European classic with great quality.
38 Mine, Niederschlema, Bad Schlema (Schlema), Schlema-Hartenstein District, Erzgebirge, Saxony/Sachsen  Germany

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

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


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Calcite with Siderite, Dolomite and Hematite
Calcite with Siderite, Dolomite and Hematite

SB27AF0: Parallel growths of translucent Calcite crystals tinted by reddish Hematite inclusions with very flattened Siderite crystals that have a pale cream color, and white rhombohedral Dolomite crystals on the back.
The sample is from the Francesco S. Stoppani collection (catalog number 0440), whose label we’ll send to the buyer with another from Mineralien N. Stötzel, of Siegen. As is the case with so many specimens in this collection, the sample is of great quality for the locality
Schlema-Hartenstein District, Erzgebirge, Saxony/Sachsen  Germany

Specimen size: 13.3 × 10.5 × 4.8 cm = 5.2” × 4.1” × 1.9”

Main crystal size: 3 × 2.5 cm = 1.2” × 1.0”

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani




Calcite with Siderite, Dolomite and Hematite. Calcite with Siderite, Dolomite and Hematite.
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Galena
Galena. Front
Front
Galena. Side
Side

TK67T2: Fine “oldie” with a group of cube-octahedral crystals on matrix, some of them with very well marked spinel law twins, that display a good luster considering it is an ancient sample from a classic locality. The piece is from the collection of John Marshall. The collection card is lost, but the pedigree remains testified by the number of small labels on the back side.
Freiberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony/Sachsen  Germany

Specimen size: 4.7 × 3.7 × 2.4 cm = 1.9” × 1.5” × 0.9”

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




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Crocoite

TB56W7: Very well defined crystals, some of them doubly terminated, with very acute terminations and more isolated than usual. They have excellent luster and color and are on matrix. The locality, a classic for the species, has produced few samples of this quality.
Callenberg North open cut (No. 1), Callenberg, Zwickau, Saxony/Sachsen  Germany (1977)

Specimen size: 6.3 × 6.2 × 3.4 cm = 2.5” × 2.4” × 1.3”

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

Former collection of Tim Welting



Crocoite. Crocoite.
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Calcite
Calcite. Front
Front
Calcite. Rear
Rear
Calcite. Top
Top
Calcite

SZ27AC3: Aggregate of prismatic crystals formed by a translucent hexagonal prism and pinacoidal termination with a very well defined geometrical zone with a snowy white color. A German classic that previously was in the Bally Museum collection, whose label we’ll send along with the Stoppani label to the buyer.
St. Andreasberg mining area, Goslar District, Harz, Lower Saxony/Niedersachsen  Germany

Specimen size: 5.5 × 5 × 3.4 cm = 2.2” × 2.0” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 4.7 × 3 cm = 1.9” × 1.2”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani




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Hydroboracite with Gypsum and Anhydrite

MR91AE5: Aggregate of strongly elongated Hydroboracite crystals that are very sharp, colorless, completely clear and have an exceptional luster. They are on matrix, with transparent Gypsum crystals. Of the best quality for the species.
Kohnstein Quarry, Niedersachswerfen, Nordhausen District, Harz, Thuringia/Thüringen  Germany (2009)

Specimen size: 11.5 × 9.7 × 6.9 cm = 4.5” × 3.8” × 2.7”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 0.3 cm = 0.6” × 0.1”




Hydroboracite with Gypsum and Anhydrite. Hydroboracite with Gypsum and Anhydrite.
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Galena
Galena.

EB46T5: 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: 6.1 × 4.8 × 2 cm = 2.4” × 1.9” × 0.8”

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




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FRANCE


Hydroxylbastnäsite-(Ce) with Dolomite

TX48AG0: Group of very sharp tabular Hydroxylbastnäsite crystals, between transparent and translucent and with an intense and uniform color, and implanted on a matrix coated by rhombohedral Dolomite crystals.
Trimouns Mine, Luzenac, Ariège, Occitanie  France

Specimen size: 5.7 × 3.3 × 3.2 cm = 2.2” × 1.3” × 1.3”

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




Hydroxylbastnäsite-(Ce) with Dolomite. Hydroxylbastnäsite-(Ce) with Dolomite.
Hydroxylbastnäsite-(Ce) with Dolomite.
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Azurite
Azurite. Azurite.

EH67AG0: Floater aggregate of tabular crystals with sharp faces and edges and a very intense blue color, with silky reflections. A good French classic.
Chessy-les-Mines, Les Bois d'Oingt, Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (2014)

Specimen size: 3.8 × 3.5 × 3.2 cm = 1.5” × 1.4” × 1.3”

Type locality




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Azurite

EB77AF8: Group of very sharp and flattened crystals with the dominant faces of a rhombohedron, with very well defined faces and edges and a clearer color than usual for the Chessy pieces. The sample is from recent and surprising finds at the old dumps area at that mine.
Chessy-les-Mines, Les Bois d'Oingt, Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (2010)

Specimen size: 3.2 × 2.3 × 1.4 cm = 1.3” × 0.9” × 0.6”

Type locality




Azurite. Front
Front
Azurite. Front
Front
Azurite. Rear
Rear
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Azurite
Azurite. Azurite.

ED8AF8: Group of very sharp equant rhombohedral crystals with a more vivid color than usual for the Chessy pieces. The sample is from recent and surprising finds at the old dumps area at that mine.
Chessy-les-Mines, Les Bois d'Oingt, Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (2009)

Specimen size: 3.6 × 2.9 × 2.2 cm = 1.4” × 1.1” × 0.9”

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

Type locality




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Azurite

EQ96AD9: Floater aggregate with rosette growths of tabular crystals with very well defined faces and edges and quite large for the locality. It has an intense and deep blue color and has a small spherulitic microcrystalline Malachite growth. A French classic.
Chessy-les-Mines, Les Bois d'Oingt, Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France

Specimen size: 3.7 × 3 × 3 cm = 1.5” × 1.2” × 1.2”

Type locality




Azurite. Front
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Azurite. Rear
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Azurite with Malachite
Azurite with Malachite. Front
Front
Azurite with Malachite. Rear
Rear
Azurite with Malachite. Top
Top

ED67Z9: Floater aggregate with rosette growths of crystals with very well defined faces and edges, large for the locality, with an intense blue color and with small microcrystalline Malachite aggregates. A French classic.
Chessy-les-Mines, Les Bois d'Oingt, Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France

Specimen size: 4.4 × 3.8 × 3.2 cm = 1.7” × 1.5” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 3.2 × 2 cm = 1.3” × 0.8”

Type locality




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Azurite

ET96AD9: Floater aggregate with rosette growths of equant crystals with very well defined faces and edges and with an intense and vivid blue color.
Chessy-les-Mines, Les Bois d'Oingt, Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (2013)

Specimen size: 4.7 × 3.4 × 3 cm = 1.9” × 1.3” × 1.2”

Type locality




Azurite. Front
Front
Azurite. Rear
Rear
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Azurite
Azurite. Azurite.
Azurite.

MB50AE2: Botryoidal and spheroidal aggregates of small rhombohedral crystals that are bright and have a very vivid and uniform color. A French classic of great quality.
Chessy-les-Mines, Les Bois d'Oingt, Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France

Specimen size: 6.1 × 4.7 × 3.3 cm = 2.4” × 1.9” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.9 cm = 0.8” × 0.7”

Type locality




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Azurite with Malachite

TM26AF8: Druse of rhombohedral Azurite crystals with polycrystalline growths and a very vivid color and luster on matrix with fibrous Malachite that has a silky luster. The sample, from a not well-known collection, is very old and has the characteristics of the Azurites that were from the “Mine bleue,” typical of the XIX century.
Chessy-les-Mines, Les Bois d'Oingt, Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France

Specimen size: 9.4 × 6.6 × 2.6 cm = 3.7” × 2.6” × 1.0”

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

Type locality




Azurite with Malachite. Front
Front
Azurite with Malachite. Close-up
Close-up
Azurite with Malachite. Rear
Rear
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Azurite with Malachite after Cuprite
Azurite with Malachite after Cuprite. Azurite with Malachite after Cuprite.

TF86T3: Rosette growths with very well defined faces and edges and with a classic (for Chessy) crystal of Malachite pseudomorph after Cuprite and with minor matrix on its base.
Chessy-les-Mines, Les Bois d'Oingt, Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France

Specimen size: 3.8 × 3.1 × 2.8 cm = 1.5” × 1.2” × 1.1”

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

Type locality




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Malachite after Cuprite
Malachite after Cuprite

EH14AE8: Aggregate of Malachite replacing dodecahedral Cuprite crystals. The former Cuprite crystals are very well defined, with smooth faces, a uniform green color and are on matrix.
A French classic that is with an old German label from an unknown collector that we’ll send to the buyer.
Chessy-les-Mines, Les Bois d'Oingt, Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France

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

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




Malachite after Cuprite. Front
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Malachite after Cuprite. Side
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Malachite after Cuprite with Azurite
Malachite after Cuprite with Azurite. Front
Front
Malachite after Cuprite with Azurite. Side
Side
Malachite after Cuprite with Azurite.

EJ47AE5: Classic aggregate of Malachite crystals pseudomorphous after Cuprite. They have an octahedral shape beveled by the dodecahedron and are on a matrix of tabular Azurite crystals.
Chessy-les-Mines, Les Bois d'Oingt, Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (2010)

Specimen size: 2.6 × 1.9 × 1.5 cm = 1.0” × 0.7” × 0.6”

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

Azurite Type Locality



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Wulfenite on Baryte

MD86AA9: Very aerial single crystal with very well defined faces and edges. It has a yellow color with brownish shades and it is on a matrix with fine parallel growths of Baryte crystals. Very good for the locality.
Lantignié, Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France

Specimen size: 2.1 × 1.6 × 3.3 cm = 0.8” × 0.6” × 1.3”

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

Former collection Caroline Martaud (Wulfenites)




Wulfenite on Baryte.
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Wulfenite on Baryte
Wulfenite on Baryte. Wulfenite on Baryte.

MF46AA9: Single crystal with very well defined faces and edges, a reddish-brown color and on a matrix with fine parallel growths of Baryte crystals. Very good for the locality.
Lantignié, Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France

Specimen size: 3.4 × 2.4 × 4.4 cm = 1.3” × 0.9” × 1.7”

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




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Cerussite

MT68AF0: An aesthetic cluster of white Cerussite crystals with a silky luster. It is from a locality where samples of such quality are very scarce.
Lescure Mine, Mayres, Thueyts, Largentière, Ardèche, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (± 2014)

Specimen size: 6.5 × 3.8 × 3 cm = 2.6” × 1.5” × 1.2”

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




Cerussite. Cerussite.
Cerussite.
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Quartz (variety faden)
Quartz (variety faden).

B9RV6: Group of elongated, clear and shiny crystals, with "faden" growths in them.
Lignarre Valley, Bourg d'Oisans, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (1991)

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




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Quartz (variety faden)

R57FV6: Very unusual distorted Quartz, extra-flat and apparently with broken areas, although "in person" it is clear that all faces are complete and undamaged.
Lignarre Valley, Bourg d'Oisans, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (1991)

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




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

EB56AC9: Parallel aggregates of Cerussite crystals with a fibrous aspect, a white color and small black Goethite coatings. Good quality for the locality.
Chaillac Mine, Chaillac, Le Blanc, Indre, Centre-Val de Loire  France (±1980)

Specimen size: 4.5 × 2.5 × 1.6 cm = 1.8” × 1.0” × 0.6”

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

Fluorescent short UV




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Cerussite

MF99AF1: Very aerial aggregate of flattened crystals with a very well defined twin. Their white color contrasts with the brown of the oxide inclusions. The sample is from a classic French locality and has great quality.
The specimen has been photographed and published in the magazine ‘Paragénesis’, number 01/2017, page 84
Chaillac Mine, Chaillac, Le Blanc, Indre, Centre-Val de Loire  France (± 1980)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 5.6 × 2.2 cm = 2.5” × 2.2” × 0.9”

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

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV




Cerussite. Front
Front
Cerussite. Rear
Rear
Cerussite. Cerussite.
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Calcite
Calcite. Calcite.
Calcite

SH96AE3: Druse, on a rocky matrix, of crystals showing single prisms and terminal rhombohedra in very well defined parallel growths. The crystals have very well defined color zones due to reddish Hematite inclusions.
The sample is with a label from the Stoppani collection that we’ll send to the buyer.
Cadacu Quarry, Laval-Pradel, La Grand-Combe, Alès, Gard, Occitanie  France

Specimen size: 10.5 × 9.4 × 3.2 cm = 4.1” × 3.7” × 1.3”

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

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani




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Calcite
Calcite

SE86AE3: Druse, on a rocky matrix, of very sharp trapezohedral crystals that are colorless, transparent and very bright.
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.
Bagard Quarry, Bagard, Anduze, Alès, Gard, Occitanie  France (2006)

Specimen size: 8.7 × 7.5 × 4 cm = 3.4” × 3.0” × 1.6”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 0.8 cm = 0.6” × 0.3”

Minor fluorescence short UV

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani




Calcite. Calcite.
Order
Azurite with Cerussite
Azurite with Cerussite. Azurite with Cerussite.
Azurite with Cerussite.
Azurite with Cerussite

SG96AC0: Spheroidal Azurite aggregates, one of them clearly dominant, that are bright and with a very deep color. They are on a rocky matrix, with small but very well defined and bright Cerussite crystals. As is the case with so many specimens in this collection, the sample is of great quality for the locality.
Mas Dieu, Mercoirol, Alès, Gard, Occitanie  France (2004)

Specimen size: 5.7 × 4.8 × 2.4 cm = 2.2” × 1.9” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0,9 cm = 0.4” × 0.0”

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani




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Baryte

EV10Z9: Aggregate of transparent and bright tabular Baryte crystals. They are slightly yellow and have very well defined geometric zoned growths. It is very different from much of the Baryte from this locality.
Florence Mine, Les Malines Mining District, Saint-Laurent-le-Minier, Gard, Occitanie  France

Specimen size: 4.4 × 3.7 × 3 cm = 1.7” × 1.5” × 1.2”

Main crystal size: 3.6 × 0.8 cm = 1.4” × 0.3”

Minor fluorescence short UV




Baryte.
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Fluorite
Fluorite. Fluorite.
Fluorite

TP89X7: Aggregate of cubic crystals, of large size for the locality, between translucent and transparent, bright and showing well defined phantom growths. Very notable for the locality.
Durfort Mine, Durfort-et-Saint-Martin-de-Sossenac, Sauve, Le Vigan, Gard, Occitanie  France

Specimen size: 10.5 × 9.7 × 5.7 cm = 4.1” × 3.8” × 2.2”

Main crystal size: 5.4 × 2.7 cm = 2.1” × 1.1”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Gilles Emringer



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Calcite

T13RAX7: Scalenohedral crystals with slightly curved faces and edges. On a rock matrix, they are transparent and extraordinarily bright. Some of the crystals are colorless, strongly contrasting with other honey color Calcite crystals. Of a great quality and among the best well known for this locality.
Espira-de-l'Agly, Perpignan, Pyrénées-Orientales, Occitanie  France

Specimen size: 15.5 × 10.5 × 6.5 cm = 6.1” × 4.1” × 2.6”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.6 cm = 0.5” × 0.2”




Calcite. Calcite.
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Malachite with Quartz
Malachite with Quartz. Malachite with Quartz.
Malachite with Quartz

SC86AC3: Botryoidal growths and coatings with different green shades, from light to dark. They are on a group of Quartz crystals. As is the case with so many specimens in this collection, the sample is of great quality for the locality.
Bonche Peyrol Mine, Aveyron, Occitanie  France (2004)

Specimen size: 5.8 × 4.5 × 2.2 cm = 2.3” × 1.8” × 0.9”

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani




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Pyromorphite with Quartz and Baryte

EB86T0: Doubly terminated crystals, more individualized than usual for this mine. They have slightly curved faces and edges and are bright and have a yellow color. On Quartz matrix, with Baryte.
La Vidale Mine (Brezies), Asprières, Saint-Martin de Bouillac, Villefranche-de-Rouergue, Aveyron, Occitanie  France (03/2011)

Specimen size: 7.3 × 5.6 × 3.9 cm = 2.9” × 2.2” × 1.5”

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

Minor fluorescence long & short UV




Pyromorphite with Quartz and Baryte. Pyromorphite with Quartz and Baryte.
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Pyromorphite with Quartz
Pyromorphite with Quartz. Pyromorphite with Quartz.

ML96R9: Globular growths of barrel-shaped orange yellow crystals with a good luster. The crystals are on a matrix with small crystals of Quartz.
La Vidale Mine (Brezies), Asprières, Saint-Martin de Bouillac, Villefranche-de-Rouergue, Aveyron, Occitanie  France (2008)

Specimen size: 9.2 × 7.2 × 3.6 cm = 3.6” × 2.8” × 1.4”

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




Order
Pyromorphite with Quartz

MA52N2: A novelty of Tucson 2009. Globular crystals whose color is a little more intense and less greenish than the most of the samples of the find. They contrast on a matrix of massive white Quartz.
La Vidale Mine (Brezies), Asprières, Saint-Martin de Bouillac, Villefranche-de-Rouergue, Aveyron, Occitanie  France (2008)

Specimen size: 12.2 × 9.7 × 5.3 cm = 4.8” × 3.8” × 2.1”

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




Pyromorphite with Quartz. Pyromorphite with Quartz.
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Fluorite with Quartz
Fluorite with Quartz. Front
Front
Fluorite with Quartz. Light behind
Light behind
Fluorite with Quartz. Side
Side
Fluorite with Quartz. Light behind
Light behind

TG67Z9: Polycrystalline growth of cubic Fluorite crystals with very well marked phantoms, with blue color and partially coated by small Quartz crystals. We note the size of the crystals, unusually large for the locality.
Le Burc Mine, Alban-Le Fraysse area, Tarn, Occitanie  France

Specimen size: 9.7 × 7.3 × 4.8 cm = 3.8” × 2.9” × 1.9”

Main crystal size: 7.7 × 7.3 cm = 3.0” × 2.9”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV




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Azurite with Chalcopyrite and Malachite
Azurite with Chalcopyrite and Malachite

SR26AC0: Spheroidal aggregates, on matrix, of very bright and deep colored Azurite crystals, an uncommon species at this mine which is famous for its Fluorite.
Le Burc Mine, Alban-Le Fraysse area, Tarn, Occitanie  France (2002)

Specimen size: 3.6 × 2.9 × 2 cm = 1.4” × 1.1” × 0.8”

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

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani




Azurite with Chalcopyrite and Malachite. Azurite with Chalcopyrite and Malachite.
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Azurite with Malachite, Quartz and Hematite
Azurite with Malachite, Quartz and Hematite. Azurite with Malachite, Quartz and Hematite.
Azurite with Malachite, Quartz and Hematite

SP87AC0: Double rosette growth of flattened Azurite crystals. They are very bright, have a very deep color and are on a Quartz matrix, with botryoidal Hematite and Malachite coatings with a pale green color. As is the case with so many specimens in this collection, the sample is of great quality for the locality.
Le Moulinal Mine, Saint-Jean-de-Jeannes, Alban, Tarn, Occitanie  France (2003)

Specimen size: 7 × 4.3 × 2.9 cm = 2.8” × 1.7” × 1.1”

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

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani




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Tetrahedrite with Chalcopyrite and Quartz

EL13W7: From a very recent find. Sharp tristetrahedral crystals with an excellent luster. They are larger than what 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: 4.6 × 3 × 1.7 cm = 1.8” × 1.2” × 0.7”

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




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

EP76W7: From a very recent find. Sharp crystals showing the faces of the tetrahedron and tristetrahedron. They have an excellent luster and are larger than 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: 8.3 × 5 × 2.8 cm = 3.3” × 2.0” × 1.1”

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




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Smoky Quartz

EA87S3: Group of Quartz crystals practically dipyramidal, with a scant development of the prism. They are very bright, rich with inclusions and have very evident “window” growths.
Allos Pass, Allos area, Barcelonette, Castellane, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur  France

Specimen size: 9.2 × 5.7 × 4.3 cm = 3.6” × 2.2” × 1.7”




Smoky Quartz. Front
Front
Smoky Quartz. Side
Side
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Les Farges Pyromorphite

Pyromorphite with Baryte
Pyromorphite with Baryte. Pyromorphite with Baryte.

MC96AC9: Dendritic growths on matrix of thin elongated crystals with a brownish yellow color, slightly tapered and with polycrystalline growths on the terminations. They are bright and have an unusual color for the locality, where the brown crystals tend to be darker. The sample is from the F. Gaudry collection, whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
Mine des Farges, Ussel, Corrèze, Nouvelle-Aquitaine  France

Specimen size: 4.2 × 2.9 × 2.7 cm = 1.7” × 1.1” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.4 cm = 0.3” × 0.2”




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Pyromorphite with Quartz

EL14AD6: Aggregates of Pyromorphite crystals with very well defined faces and edges. They are translucent, very bright and have a very vivid and uniform green color. They are on a matrix of Quartz crystals, very uncommon at Les Farges and probably from a recent find in zones near the old mines.
Mine des Farges, Ussel, Corrèze, Nouvelle-Aquitaine  France

Specimen size: 5.2 × 5 × 3.9 cm = 2.0” × 2.0” × 1.5”

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




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

TV50X7: Flattened parallel growths and very well defined crystals with good terminations and geometrical color zoning, clearer at the crystal terminations. There are two different shades of color on the sample, deep and uniform green on most on them and yellowish green in some minor areas.
Mine des Farges, Ussel, Corrèze, Nouvelle-Aquitaine  France

Specimen size: 6.9 × 6.5 × 3.3 cm = 2.7” × 2.6” × 1.3”

Former collection of Gilles Emringer




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Pyromorphite with Baryte

ET74Z8: Irregular aggregate of simple prismatic crystals on matrix. A lot of the crystals are doubly terminated and have a good size, have slightly curved faces and edges, are a very bright olive-green color on the prism with intense yellow shades on their terminations, so typical of some of the samples from Les Farges. A very elegant French classic.
Mine des Farges, Ussel, Corrèze, Nouvelle-Aquitaine  France

Specimen size: 11.6 × 8.5 × 3.5 cm = 4.6” × 3.3” × 1.4”

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




Pyromorphite with Baryte. Pyromorphite with Baryte.
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AUSTRIA


Dolomite
Dolomite. Dolomite.
Dolomite

ST69AF0: Druse of crystals with dominant rhombohedron faces. They are translucent and extraordinarily bright.
The sample is from the Francesco S. Stoppani collection (catalog number 0946), 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.
Oberdorf an der Laming, Laming valley, Bruck an der Mur, Styria/Steiermark  Austria

Specimen size: 7 × 6.7 × 3.7 cm = 2.8” × 2.6” × 1.5”

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

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani




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BELGIUM


Calcite
Calcite

EP87AA5: Druse, on matrix, of complex, twinned Calcite crystals with the dominant faces of a scalenohedron, a prism and a terminal rhombohedron. The crystals are lustrous and transparent and have an intense and uniform yellow color. 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: 9.8 × 7.9 × 6.1 cm = 3.9” × 3.1” × 2.4”

Main crystal size: 4.1 × 2.7 cm = 1.6” × 1.1”

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani




Calcite. Calcite.
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BULGARIA


Pyromorphite with Quartz
Pyromorphite with Quartz. Pyromorphite with Quartz.

TA36V8: From an old and abandoned Bulgarian locality, these individual brown crystals of Pyromorphite look nice perched on the white Quartz matrix.
Something unusual and with some beauty too.
Pcheloyad Mine, level 200, Momchilgrad Obshtina, Kardzhali Oblast  Bulgaria

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

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




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Pyromorphite with Quartz

TV64V8: From an old and abandoned Bulgarian locality, these individual brown crystals of Pyromorphite look nice perched on the white Quartz matrix.
Something unusual and with some beauty too.
Pcheloyad Mine, level 200, Momchilgrad Obshtina, Kardzhali Oblast  Bulgaria

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

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




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

TT62V8: From an old and abandoned Bulgarian locality, these individual brown crystals of Pyromorphite look nice perched on the white Quartz matrix.
Something unusual and with some beauty too.

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

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

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




Order
Pyromorphite with Quartz

TR63V8: From an old and abandoned Bulgarian locality, these individual brown crystals of Pyromorphite look nice perched on the white Quartz matrix.
Something unusual and with some beauty too.
Pcheloyad Mine, level 200, Momchilgrad Obshtina, Kardzhali Oblast  Bulgaria

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

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




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

TY64V8: From an old and abandoned Bulgarian locality, these individual brown crystals of Pyromorphite look nice perched on the white Quartz matrix.
Something unusual and with some beauty too.
Pcheloyad Mine, level 200, Momchilgrad Obshtina, Kardzhali Oblast  Bulgaria

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

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




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CZECH REPUBLIC


Copper (neoformed)

ET86AF7: Aggregate of deformed and rounded crystals. A curious growth that is the result of the removal of copper during the mining in which the copper recrystallizes sometimes acquiring the shapes of the objects and machines it has grown on.
In other words, this copper has been formed naturally but is "neoformed" since its origin may be due to human activity in an old abandoned mine.
Zlaté Hory, Olomouc Region, Moravia  Czech Republic (04/2014)

Specimen size: 8.4 × 5.3 × 3.1 cm = 3.3” × 2.1” × 1.2”

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




Copper (neoformed). Front
Front
Copper (neoformed). Rear
Rear
Copper (neoformed).
Order
Copper (neoformed)
Copper (neoformed). Front
Front
Copper (neoformed). Rear
Rear
Copper (neoformed).

EV46AF7: Aggregate of deformed and rounded crystals. A curious growth that is the result of the removal of copper during the mining in which the copper recrystallizes sometimes acquiring the shapes of the objects and machines it has grown on.
In other words, this copper has been formed naturally but is "neoformed" since its origin may be due to human activity in an old abandoned mine.
Zlaté Hory, Olomouc Region, Moravia  Czech Republic (08/2014)

Specimen size: 8.8 × 4.5 × 3.2 cm = 3.5” × 1.8” × 1.3”

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




Order
Copper (neoformed)

EX27AF7: Aggregate of deformed and rounded crystals. A curious growth that is the result of the removal of copper during the mining in which the copper recrystallizes sometimes acquiring the shapes of the objects and machines it has grown on.
In other words, this copper has been formed naturally but is "neoformed" since its origin may be due to human activity in an old abandoned mine.
Zlaté Hory, Olomouc Region, Moravia  Czech Republic (04/2014)

Specimen size: 12.2 × 7.2 × 3.5 cm = 4.8” × 2.8” × 1.4”

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




Copper (neoformed). Front
Front
Copper (neoformed). Rear
Rear
Copper (neoformed).
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Calcite
Calcite. Calcite.
Calcite

SH57AF0: Druse of crystals consisting of a prism with very well defined horizontal parallel growths and a flattened rhombohedral termination. They are translucent with a uniform white color.
The sample is from the Francesco S. Stoppani collection (catalog number 0193), whose label we’ll send to the buyer. It has previously been in the Bally Museum and in the Tschechien collection at Pribram (catalog number 9167) whose label we’ll also send. As is the case with so many specimens in this collection, the sample is of great quality for the locality.
Příbram, Central Bohemia Region, Bohemia  Czech Republic

Specimen size: 9.1 × 6.2 × 4.4 cm = 3.6” × 2.4” × 1.7”

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

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani

Intense fluorescence short UV & fluorescent long UV




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GREECE


Quartz (variety prase)

TC37AF6: Parallel aggregate of crystals with the very neat tapered shape typical of “prase” specimens from Serifos. They are translucent and have a uniform green color.
Serifos Island, Cyclade Islands, Kykládes Prefecture, Aegean Islands Department (Aiyaíon)  Greece

Specimen size: 10.1 × 3 × 2.8 cm = 4.0” × 1.2” × 1.1”

Former collection of José Luis Vallecillo




Quartz (variety prase). Front
Front
Quartz (variety prase). Rear
Rear
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Rhodochrosite with Quartz
Rhodochrosite with Quartz. Front
Front
Rhodochrosite with Quartz. Top
Top
Rhodochrosite with Quartz.

ML66AF1: Irregular Rhodochrosite growths on a microcrystalline Quartz matrix. The Rhodochrosite is forming very well defined coralloid and columnar growths and has a delicate pink color and silky luster. The sample is from a not well known locality.
Madem-Lakko Mine, Stratoni operations, Cassandra Mines, Chalkidiki Prefecture, Macedonia Department  Greece (± 1985-90)

Specimen size: 8.5 × 7.7 × 4.9 cm = 3.3” × 3.0” × 1.9”




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Rhodochrosite with Quartz and Pyrite

MG26AD2: Small rhombohedral Rhodochrosite crystals with an intense pink color, on a druse of small Quartz crystals and with an implanted Pyrite crystal.
Madem-Lakko Mine, Stratoni operations, Cassandra Mines, Chalkidiki Prefecture, Macedonia Department  Greece (±1985-90)

Specimen size: 5.7 × 5 × 3.8 cm = 2.2” × 2.0” × 1.5”




Rhodochrosite with Quartz and Pyrite.
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Rhodochrosite with Sphalerite, Pyrite and Galena
Rhodochrosite with Sphalerite, Pyrite and Galena. Rhodochrosite with Sphalerite, Pyrite and Galena.

MT97AD2: Elongated and parallel growths of small Rhodochrosite crystals with a quite intense pink color and on matrix, with Galena, Sphalerite and Pyrite.
Madem-Lakko Mine, Stratoni operations, Cassandra Mines, Chalkidiki Prefecture, Macedonia Department  Greece (±1985-90)

Specimen size: 7.8 × 6.5 × 4.3 cm = 3.1” × 2.6” × 1.7”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 0.3 cm = 0.6” × 0.1”




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Rhodochrosite with Calcite

MN7AD2: Aggregate of irregular Rhodochrosite crystals with a very intense pink color and with an aggregate of yellowish Calcite crystals.
Madem-Lakko Mine, Stratoni operations, Cassandra Mines, Chalkidiki Prefecture, Macedonia Department  Greece (±1985-90)

Specimen size: 10.8 × 6.1 × 3 cm = 4.3” × 2.4” × 1.2”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV




Rhodochrosite with Calcite. Rhodochrosite with Calcite.
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Rhodochrosite
Rhodochrosite. Rhodochrosite.

MH37AD5: Elongated and parallel growths of small Rhodochrosite crystals with a pleasant pink color on a matrix of massive Rhodochrosite with a more intense pink color. Finely banded, with small well developed rhombohedral crystals on the back side.
Madem-Lakko Mine, Stratoni operations, Cassandra Mines, Chalkidiki Prefecture, Macedonia Department  Greece (±1985/90)

Specimen size: 11.5 × 7.8 × 3.8 cm = 4.5” × 3.1” × 1.5”




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Azurite

TM13AD6: 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: 3.9 × 3.1 × 2.8 cm = 1.5” × 1.2” × 1.1”

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




Azurite. Azurite.
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Baryte with inclusions
Baryte with inclusions. Baryte with inclusions.
Baryte with inclusions.

ND13AD6: Druse of very sharp tabular crystals with very well defined faces and edges and with reddish Hematite micro-inclusions in the edges.
Mine 18, Paleokamariza Mines, Lavrion Mining District, Attikí (Attica) Prefecture  Greece (±1980)

Specimen size: 7.5 × 3.9 × 2.3 cm = 3.0” × 1.5” × 0.9”

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




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Fluorite with Smithsonite

MR16Z3: Globular Smithsonite growths, with a clear and uniform green color, that partially coat a matrix of colorless and transparent Fluorite. Such samples are very uncommon at this mine.
Agia Varvara Mines, Sounion area, Lavrion Mining District, Attikí (Attica) Prefecture  Greece (±1980)

Specimen size: 3.2 × 2.6 × 1.6 cm = 1.3” × 1.0” × 0.6”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV




Fluorite with Smithsonite. Fluorite with Smithsonite.
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Jarosite with Natrojarosite
Jarosite with Natrojarosite. Jarosite with Natrojarosite.

MC11Z4: Druse of translucent, very bright, dark brown Jarosite crystals on matrix. They have very well defined faces and edges and are on a matrix with vivid yellow Natrojarosite crusts also partially coating the Jarosite crystals.
Kamaritza Mines, Lavrion Mining District, Attikí (Attica) Prefecture  Greece (12/2013)

Specimen size: 3.8 × 2.7 × 2.2 cm = 1.5” × 1.1” × 0.9”

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




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Jarosite with Natrojarosite

MA10Z4: Druse of dark brown Jarosite crystals on matrix. They are translucent, very bright, have very well defined faces and edges and are with yellow very well delineated Natrojarosite crusts.
Kamaritza Mines, Lavrion Mining District, Attikí (Attica) Prefecture  Greece (12/2013)

Specimen size: 3.9 × 3.9 × 1.6 cm = 1.5” × 1.5” × 0.6”

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




Jarosite with Natrojarosite. Jarosite with Natrojarosite.
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Jarosite with Natrojarosite
Jarosite with Natrojarosite. Jarosite with Natrojarosite.

ME14Z4: Druse of dark brown Jarosite crystals on matrix with reddish shades. They are translucent, very bright, have very well defined faces and edges and are partially coated by vivid yellow small Natrojarosite crystals and crusts.
Kamaritza Mines, Lavrion Mining District, Attikí (Attica) Prefecture  Greece (12/2013)

Specimen size: 5.5 × 4.2 × 2.6 cm = 2.2” × 1.7” × 1.0”

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




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Jarosite with Natrojarosite

MG10Z4: Druse of dark brown Jarosite crystals on matrix. They are translucent, very bright, have very well defined faces and edges and are partially coated by yellow small Natrojarosite crystals and crusts.
Kamaritza Mines, Lavrion Mining District, Attikí (Attica) Prefecture  Greece (12/2013)

Specimen size: 6.7 × 4.4 × 3.8 cm = 2.6” × 1.7” × 1.5”

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




Jarosite with Natrojarosite. Jarosite with Natrojarosite.
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Jarosite with Natrojarosite
Jarosite with Natrojarosite. Jarosite with Natrojarosite.

MJ11Z4: Druse of dark brown Jarosite crystals on matrix. They are translucent, very bright, have very well defined faces and edges and are partially coated by vivid yellow and white small Natrojarosite crystals and crusts.
Kamaritza Mines, Lavrion Mining District, Attikí (Attica) Prefecture  Greece (12/2013)

Specimen size: 7.5 × 4.7 × 4.6 cm = 3.0” × 1.9” × 1.8”

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




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

MD86AC8: A novelty at Munich 2015. Short prismatic Andalusite crystals (variety viridine), 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: 3.9 × 3.3 × 1.8 cm = 1.5” × 1.3” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 0.5 cm = 0.9” × 0.2”




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

MK16AC8: A novelty at Munich 2015. Short prismatic Andalusite crystals (variety viridine), some of them doubly terminated, 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: 5.3 × 3.7 × 3.5 cm = 2.1” × 1.5” × 1.4”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.6 cm = 0.5” × 0.2”




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Scheelite with Andradite, Epidote and Chlorite

TB11AA0: Pyramidal transparent Scheelite crystals, one of them clearly dominant, with a very clear yellowish-green color. They are on matrix, with Andradite, Epidote and Chlorite. 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: 4.4 × 2 × 2.7 cm = 1.7” × 0.8” × 1.1”

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

Extremely fluorescent short UV




Scheelite with Andradite, Epidote and Chlorite. Front
Front
Scheelite with Andradite, Epidote and Chlorite. Rear
Rear
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Scheelite with Wollastonite, Epidote and Amphibole
Scheelite with Wollastonite, Epidote and Amphibole. Scheelite with Wollastonite, Epidote and Amphibole.

TV14Z9: Dipyramidal translucent Scheelite crystals, very rich in faces, with a very clear green color. They are on matrix, with white Wollastonite and Quartz 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: 5.6 × 5.4 × 3.2 cm = 2.2” × 2.1” × 1.3”

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

Extremely fluorescent short UV




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Linarite with Brochantite and Quartz

EJ36Y7: A novelty at Munich 2013. Fan-like growths of translucent and very bright Linarite crystals with a vivid color, on a limonite and Quartz matrix, with green Brochantite and Chalcopyrite.
King Arthur Mine, Kirki Mines, Évros Prefecture, Thraki Department  Greece (03-04/2013)

Specimen size: 5 × 3.3 × 2.9 cm = 2.0” × 1.3” × 1.1”

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




Linarite with Brochantite and Quartz. Linarite with Brochantite and Quartz.
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Linarite with Caledonite, Sphalerite, Quartz and Chalcopyrite
Linarite with Caledonite, Sphalerite, Quartz and Chalcopyrite. Linarite with Caledonite, Sphalerite, Quartz and Chalcopyrite.

EF66Y7: A novelty at Munich 2013. Fan-like growths of translucent and very bright Linarite crystals with a vivid color, on limonite and Quartz matrix, with clear blue Caledonite, green Brochantite, Sphalerite and Chalcopyrite.
The specimen has been reviewed, photographed and published as a new discovery in the magazine ‘Mineral Up’ on page 46 in number 2014/1
King Arthur Mine, Kirki Mines, Évros Prefecture, Thraki Department  Greece (03-04/2013)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 3.6 × 2.9 cm = 2.5” × 1.4” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.1 cm = 0.4” × 0.0”




Order
Linarite with Cerussite, Brochantite and Quartz

EL16Y7: A novelty at Munich 2013. Fan-like growths of translucent and very bright Linarite crystals with a vivid color, on a limonite matrix, with Quartz and green Brochantite.
King Arthur Mine, Kirki Mines, Évros Prefecture, Thraki Department  Greece (03-04/2013)

Specimen size: 6.6 × 5.5 × 2.5 cm = 2.6” × 2.2” × 1.0”

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




Linarite with Cerussite, Brochantite and Quartz. Linarite with Cerussite, Brochantite and Quartz.
Order

Cuprian Adamite from Lavrion

Cuprian Adamite with Smithsonite
Cuprian Adamite with Smithsonite. Cuprian Adamite with Smithsonite.

MC11X8: 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: 3.5 × 3.4 × 1.6 cm = 1.4” × 1.3” × 0.6”




Order
Cuprian Adamite

EA11Y6: A novelty for 2013. Globular aggregates of micro-crystals with very intense green color, somewhat clearer in some areas, with very good luster and on a 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: 5.1 × 4.5 × 3.8 cm = 2.0” × 1.8” × 1.5”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV




Cuprian Adamite. Cuprian Adamite.
Order
Cuprian Adamite
Cuprian Adamite. Cuprian Adamite.

EB14Y6: 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: 6.7 × 5.8 × 4.3 cm = 2.6” × 2.3” × 1.7”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV




Order

HUNGARY


Opal (variety hyalite)

EG47AC1: Very aerial botryoidal growths completely clear, colorless, very bright and implanted on a rocky matrix.
Tarcal, Eperjes-Tokaj Mountains, Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén  Hungary (11/2013)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 4.8 × 3.8 cm = 2.5” × 1.9” × 1.5”

Intense fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV




Opal (variety hyalite). Opal (variety hyalite).
Order
Opal (variety hyalite) with Aragonite
Opal (variety hyalite) with Aragonite. Opal (variety hyalite) with Aragonite.

EH67AC1: Crown-shaped growth of very aerial botryoidal aggregates, completely clear, colorless, very bright, with white botryoidal Aragonite formations and implanted on a rocky matrix.
This specimen was published on the Mineralogical Record´s web page, in the ‘What’s New in the Mineral World?’ section, report #41, August 22, 2015 edition, page 9
Tarcal, Eperjes-Tokaj Mountains, Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén  Hungary (11/2013)

Specimen size: 6.6 × 3.6 × 3.8 cm = 2.6” × 1.4” × 1.5”

Intense fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV




Order

ITALY


Vesuvianite with Chlorite

ED27AD8: Aggregate of short prismatic crystals on matrix, a lot of them doubly terminated, with very well defined faces and edges and very good terminations. The crystals are very bright, translucent and have an excellent color, intense and uniform. A little big Italian classic.
Bellecombe, Châtillon, Aosta Valley (Val d'Aosta)  Italy

Specimen size: 4.6 × 3.5 × 1.9 cm = 1.8” × 1.4” × 0.7”

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




Vesuvianite with Chlorite. Front
Front
Vesuvianite with Chlorite. Side
Side
Vesuvianite with Chlorite.
Order
Anglesite
Anglesite. Anglesite.
Anglesite

TF48AF2: A group of very sharp elongated Anglesite crystals, between translucent and transparent, very bright and with plenty of dark Galena inclusions.
An excellent Italian classic that is with a label of the Eugeni Bareche collection (number 744).
Monteponi Mine, Iglesias, Carbonia-Iglesias Province, Sardinia / Sardegna  Italy (03/1979)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 4.6 × 2.5 cm = 2.5” × 1.8” × 1.0”

Main crystal size: 5.7 × 2.1 cm = 2.2” × 0.8”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV




Order
Cerussite

ER89Z1: Very aerial spray of so- called "jackstraw" aggregates of acicular Cerussite crystals. They have a velvety luster and snowy white color that strongly contrasts against the dark limonite matrix.
Montevecchio Mines, Arbus, Medio Campidano Province, Sardinia  Italy

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

Main crystal size: 2 × 0.1 cm = 0.8” × 0.0”

Fluorescent short UV




Cerussite. Cerussite.
Order
Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.

MA86Y3: Slightly olive deep green botryoidal growths on matrix. It is a rarity because Pyromorphite samples from Iglesias are currently very scarce.
S'Ortu Becciu Mine, Donori, Cagliari Province, Sardinia/Sardegna  Italy

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




Order
Smithsonite after Calcite
Smithsonite after Calcite

EM92AA5: Perimorphic microbotryoidal Smithsonite growths, very rich in reddish inclusions, very probably of Hematite, coating the scalenohedral forms of a group of Calcite crystals. Like so many specimens in this collection, this one is of great quality for the locality.
Tiny-Arenas Mine, Oridda Valley, Fluminimaggiore, Carbonia-Iglesias Province, Sardinia / Sardegna  Italy

Specimen size: 11 × 8.8 × 4.5 cm = 4.3” × 3.5” × 1.8”

Main crystal size: 6.6 × 4 cm = 2.6” × 1.6”

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani




Smithsonite after Calcite. Smithsonite after Calcite.
Smithsonite after Calcite.
Order
Hemimorphite with Aurichalcite and Quartz
Hemimorphite with Aurichalcite and Quartz. Hemimorphite with Aurichalcite and Quartz.
Hemimorphite with Aurichalcite and Quartz

SB47AD6: Aggregates of white Hemimorphite microcrystals on bluish green Aurichalcite that has grown on a surface of small Quartz crystals coating a rocky matrix. As is the case with so many specimens in this collection, the sample is of great quality for the locality.
Is Murvonis Miniera, Domusnovas, Carbonia-Iglesias Province, Sardinia / Sardegna  Italy

Specimen size: 12 × 10.5 × 7.5 cm = 4.7” × 4.1” × 3.0”

Minor fluorescence short UV

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani




Order
Dolomite with Calcite
Dolomite with Calcite

SD96AF0: Groups, on a rocky matrix, of very Sharp rhombohedral crystals with polycrystalline growths, bright and with a snowy white color.
The sample is from the Francesco S. Stoppani collection (catalog number 0948), whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
Val Pulita Quarry, Carrara, Apuan Alps, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany  Italy

Specimen size: 8.2 × 7.4 × 6.5 cm = 3.2” × 2.9” × 2.6”

Main crystal size: 2.6 × 2.2 cm = 1.0” × 0.9”

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani




Dolomite with Calcite. Dolomite with Calcite.
Order
Grossular (variety hessonite) with Chlorite
Grossular (variety hessonite) with Chlorite. Grossular (variety hessonite) with Chlorite.
Grossular (variety hessonite) with Chlorite.

DR37AC9: Druse, on matrix, of crystals showing a combination of trapezohedron, dodecahedron and cube faces. They are transparent, very bright, with a very vivid orange color and are partially coated by leafy aggregates of chlorite.
Val di Viù / Viù Valley, Lanzo Valleys, Torino Province, Piedmont (Piemonte)  Italy

Specimen size: 6.4 × 4.4 × 2.1 cm = 2.5” × 1.7” × 0.8”

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




Order
Epidote with Grossular (Hessonite)

AK87N2: Parallel growth of very well defined crystals. They are transparent and have an excellent color. They are on matrix with small crystals of Grossular (Hessonite). From a not unknown but unusual locality.
Val di Viù / Viù Valley, Lanzo Valleys, Torino Province, Piedmont (Piemonte)  Italy

Specimen size: 11.3 × 8.7 × 4.9 cm = 4.4” × 3.4” × 1.9”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 0.9 cm = 0.7” × 0.4”

Former collection of Josep Amigó (Silvane)




Epidote with Grossular (Hessonite). Epidote with Grossular (Hessonite).
Order
Canavesite with Pyrite
Canavesite with Pyrite. Canavesite with Pyrite.
Canavesite with Pyrite

SD46AC7: 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 × 2.3 × 1.2 cm = 2.4” × 0.9” × 0.5”

Type locality

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani




Order

KOSOVO


Pyrite with Calcite

EY98AE5: Aggregate of cubic Pyrite crystals with echeloned growths and polycrystalline formations on the cube faces. They are very well defined, bright and on a Dolomite matrix and with lenticular Calcite crystals. While well known and relatively common at Trepča, Pyrite is not easily found there as significant collectible samples and less so with such quality as this.
Stan Terg Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo (1994-2002)

Specimen size: 7.4 × 6.7 × 5.9 cm = 2.9” × 2.6” × 2.3”

Main crystal size: 4.7 × 4.7 cm = 1.9” × 1.9”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV




Pyrite with Calcite. Front
Front
Pyrite with Calcite. Side
Side
Order
Calcite with Sphalerite
Calcite with Sphalerite. Front
Front
Calcite with Sphalerite. Side
Side

ET46AF1: Druse of flattened rhombohedral Calcite crystals that have the surfaces of their faces finely recrystallized, with a snowy white color. They are on matrix with small and very bright Sphalerite crystals and also Quartz crystals.
Stan Terg Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo (2000-2005)

Specimen size: 12.4 × 9.5 × 4.6 cm = 4.9” × 3.7” × 1.8”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 2.3 cm = 1.0” × 0.9”

Fluorescent long & short UV




Order
Sphalerite with Rhodochrosite, Pyrite, Galena and Arsenopyrite

ER27AE4: 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 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 × 4.4 × 4.2 cm = 2.6” × 1.7” × 1.7”

Main crystal size: 2.6 × 1.6 cm = 1.0” × 0.6”




Sphalerite with Rhodochrosite, Pyrite, Galena and Arsenopyrite. Sphalerite with Rhodochrosite, Pyrite, Galena and Arsenopyrite.
Order
Sphalerite with Rhodochrosite, Quartz and Pyrite
Sphalerite with Rhodochrosite, Quartz and Pyrite. Sphalerite with Rhodochrosite, Quartz and Pyrite.

EZ86AE7: 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 and on matrix with small Quartz crystals. 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: 10.7 × 7.8 × 3.4 cm = 4.2” × 3.1” × 1.3”

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




Order
Sphalerite with Calcite

EP88AE5: Aggregate of very sharp Sphalerite (marmatite variety) crystals with a very well defined spinel law twinning. They have an intense black color and are very bright and partially coated by Calcite.
Stan Terg Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo (2014)

Specimen size: 13.2 × 12.4 × 4.8 cm = 5.2” × 4.9” × 1.9”

Main crystal size: 3.5 × 2.3 cm = 1.4” × 0.9”




Sphalerite with Calcite. Sphalerite with Calcite.
Order

NORWAY


Silver
Silver. Front
Front
Silver. Rear
Rear

MG74AF0: A wiry growth of strongly elongated crystals with the very well defined spinel law twin. An excellent European classic.
Kongsberg mining District, Kongsberg, Buskerud  Norway

Specimen size: 5.9 × 3 × 1 cm = 2.3” × 1.2” × 0.4”

Main crystal size: 5.9 × 0.2 cm = 2.3” × 0.1”




Order

SLOVAK REPUBLIC


Azurite with Malachite

EH6AF5: A novelty at Sainte Marie-aux-Mines 2017. Rosette aggregates, on matrix, of lenticular Azurite crystals, very bright and with a very vivid and uniform color and partially coated by spherical Malachite. It is from a very recent find at a locality that is a classic for Slovakian mineralogy.
Špania Dolina (Herrengrund), Banská Bystrica, Banská Bystrica Region  Slovak Republic (05/2017)

Specimen size: 8.7 × 4.6 × 1.9 cm = 3.4” × 1.8” × 0.7”

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




Azurite with Malachite. Azurite with Malachite.
Order
Azurite with Malachite
Azurite with Malachite. Azurite with Malachite.

EJ46AF5: A novelty at Sainte Marie-aux-Mines 2017. Rosette aggregates on matrix of lenticular Azurite crystals, very bright and with a very vivid and uniform color and partially coated by small spherical Malachite growths. It is from a very recent find at a locality that is a classic for Slovakian mineralogy.
Špania Dolina (Herrengrund), Banská Bystrica, Banská Bystrica Region  Slovak Republic (05/2017)

Specimen size: 9.8 × 5.5 × 6.2 cm = 3.9” × 2.2” × 2.4”

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




Order
Azurite with Malachite

EK96AF5: A novelty at Sainte Marie-aux-Mines 2017. Rosette aggregates on matrix of lenticular Azurite crystals, very bright and with a very vivid and uniform color and partially coated by spherical Malachite. It is from a very recent find at a locality that is a classic for Slovakian mineralogy.
Špania Dolina (Herrengrund), Banská Bystrica, Banská Bystrica Region  Slovak Republic (05/2017)

Specimen size: 13.3 × 10 × 5.8 cm = 5.2” × 3.9” × 2.3”

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




Azurite with Malachite. Azurite with Malachite.
Order
Libethenite with Dolomite
Libethenite with Dolomite. Libethenite with Dolomite.

VM27AE5: Dipyramidal Libethenite crystals with very well defined faces and edges. They are bright, have a very deep color and are on matrix, with rhombohedral Dolomite crystals. The sample is from the type locality for the species.
Ľubietová (Libethen), Banská Bystrica,   Slovak Republic

Specimen size: 5.5 × 3 × 2.2 cm = 2.2” × 1.2” × 0.9”

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

Type locality




Order
Devilline

VK48AE4: Aggregates, on matrix, of well developed lenticular Devilline crystals with a deep and uniform green color. A World classic.
Špania Dolina (Herrengrund), Banská Bystrica, Banská Bystrica Region  Slovak Republic (2004)

Specimen size: 4.5 × 3.8 × 2.5 cm = 1.8” × 1.5” × 1.0”

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




Devilline. Devilline.
Order
Euchroite
Euchroite. Euchroite.

ER58Z5: Aggregates of crystals with very well defined faces and edges, very bright, with a very intense and deep green color and scattered on a rocky matrix. The crystals, even though not especially large, are really abundant and have very good quality.
Svätodušná, Ľubietová (Libethen), Banská Bystrica  Slovak Republic (2000)

Specimen size: 11 × 4.5 × 6.2 cm = 4.3” × 1.8” × 2.4”

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

Type locality




Order
Quartz with Fe-Mn oxides

EQ14R9: 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: 8.3 × 6.4 × 3.5 cm = 3.3” × 2.5” × 1.4”

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




Quartz with Fe-Mn oxides.
Order
Quartz
Quartz. Front
Front
Quartz. Side
Side

EQ89V2: Group of three large translucent crystals with split growths showing smaller crystals, a lot of them doubly terminated, transparent, very bright and practically colorless. The locality, a great European classic, hasn’t supplied collector’s specimens since long ago.
Banská Štiavnica (Schemnitz), Banská Štiavnica District, Banská Bystrica Region  Slovak Republic (05/2011)

Specimen size: 15.5 × 8.5 × 9 cm = 6.1” × 3.3” × 3.5”

Main crystal size: 14 × 4.5 cm = 5.5” × 1.8”




Order

SLOVENIA


Wulfenite

ME48AA9: Group of crystals, on matrix, with a clearly hemihedral shape, in which one of the terminations is very acute, being smooth and finely polycrystalline unlike the opposite. An excellent classic, very characteristic for the locality, showing a very original crystal shape.
Mežica (Miess), Carinthia Region  Slovenia

Specimen size: 3.7 × 3.5 × 2.6 cm = 1.5” × 1.4” × 1.0”

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

Former collection Caroline Martaud (Wulfenites)




Wulfenite. Wulfenite.
Order

SWITZERLAND


Quartz (variety smoky) with Hematite inclusions
Quartz (variety smoky) with Hematite inclusions. Front
Front
Quartz (variety smoky) with Hematite inclusions. Rear
Rear

EX76AD2: Single smoky Quartz crystal, transparent, very bright and with a very deep and uniform color, with Hematite inclusions on its terminal faces and with very visible right-handed rhombohedral faces.
Uri  Switzerland (1992)

Specimen size: 6.5 × 3.6 × 2.7 cm = 2.6” × 1.4” × 1.1”




Order
Hematite with smoky Quartz

TC36G3: Typical group of tabular crystals, bright and with the side edges very well shaped. The group stands on smoky Quartz. More aerial than usual.
Cavradi, Curnera Valley, Tujetsch (Tavetsch), Vorderrhein Valley, Grischun (Grisons; Graubünden)  Switzerland

Specimen size: 4.1 × 2.3 × 1.8 cm = 1.6” × 0.9” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 2.3 × 1.9 cm = 0.9” × 0.7”




Hematite with smoky Quartz.
Order
Orthoclase (variety adularia) with Chlorite
Orthoclase (variety adularia) with Chlorite. Front
Front
Orthoclase (variety adularia) with Chlorite. Rear
Rear

VC37Z4: Parallel growths of Orthoclase (variety adularia) crystals that are very bright, translucent, have very well defined faces and edges and are with oriented growths of dark green Chlorite. A Swiss classic.
Central St Gotthard Massif, Leventina, Ticino (Tessin)  Switzerland (±1979)

Specimen size: 9.8 × 6.2 × 4.8 cm = 3.9” × 2.4” × 1.9”

Former collection of A. Mayor

Minor fluorescence short UV




Order

UNITED KINGDOM


Hematite

EF48AF7: Botryoidal mass with black concentric growths that contrast with a recrystallized red terminal phase with diffuse crystalline shapes. A British classic.
Florence Mine, Egremont, West Cumberland Iron Field, former Cumberland, Cumbria  England, United Kingdom

Specimen size: 11 × 10.3 × 5.5 cm = 4.3” × 4.1” × 2.2”




Hematite. Front
Front
Hematite. Rear
Rear
Order
Calcite with iron oxide inclusions
Calcite with iron oxide inclusions. Front
Front
Calcite with iron oxide inclusions. Side
Side
Calcite with iron oxide inclusions. Rear
Rear
Calcite with iron oxide inclusions.
Calcite with iron oxide inclusions

TY99AE9: Aggregate of complex Calcite crystals, very rich in faces, with a predominant scalenohedron and a terminal rhombohedron. They are colorless, clear and very bright but have deep red Hematite inclusions in some parts of the sample. This one, an English classic, is from the Buck Keller collection, whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
Pallaflat Mine, Bigrigg, West Cumberland Iron Field, former Cumberland, Cumbria  England, United Kingdom

Specimen size: 6.2 × 5.3 × 5.4 cm = 2.4” × 2.1” × 2.1”

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




Order
Calcite

EC70AA1: Aggregate of Calcite crystals, on limonite matrix, with very well defined faces and edges, colorless, transparent and bright and formed by a prism and terminal scalenohedron and rhombohedron. The sample is very typical for the locality, one of the great English classics.
Bigrigg Mine, Bigrigg, West Cumberland Iron Field, former Cumberland, Cumbria  England, United Kingdom

Specimen size: 9 × 7.6 × 3.7 cm = 3.5” × 3.0” × 1.5”

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




Calcite. Front
Front
Calcite. Side
Side
Calcite.
Order
Fluorite on Quartz
Fluorite on Quartz.
Fluorite on Quartz.

T62QB2: Out of the past came this extremely fluorescent English Fluorite, in this case very well placed on its Quartz matrix.
Frazer's Hush Mine, Rookhope District, Weardale, North Pennines Orefield, County Durham  England, United Kingdom

Specimen size: 6.5 × 8 cm = 2.6” × 3.1”

Fluorescent long UV




Order
Fluorite and Chalcopyrite

TM66X3: Aggregate of very sharp cubic Fluorite crystals. They are translucent, with a deep violet color and have abundant small Chalcopyrite crystals included. An English classic from a not well known locality.
Groverake Mine, Rookhope, Weardale, North Pennines Orefield, County Durham  England, United Kingdom

Specimen size: 7 × 6.4 × 4.5 cm = 2.8” × 2.5” × 1.8”

Main crystal size: 4.9 × 3.8 cm = 1.9” × 1.5”

Very fluorescent long & short UV




Fluorite and Chalcopyrite.
Order
Fluorite
Fluorite. Fluorite.

VF92AE7: Great druse of very sharp cubic crystals that are translucent, rich with inclusions and have a very intense and deep violet color.
The sample, an English classic, is from the A. Mayor collection (number 118) and it was acquired from Jesús Talabán, in Madrid, in 1978.
Blackdene Mine, Ireshopeburn, Weardale, North Pennines Orefield, County Durham  England, United Kingdom

Specimen size: 21.3 × 16.2 × 5 cm = 8.4” × 6.4” × 2.0”

Main crystal size: 4.5 × 4 cm = 1.8” × 1.6”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of A. Mayor




Order
Galena with Pyrite and Fluorite

VG68Z4: Cubo-octahedral Galena crystal showing an equal development of the cube and the octahedron faces. One of the cube faces is coated by a grayish-yellow Pyrite crust and the crystal is with white small Fluorite crystals. The Galena crystal is very well defined, more so than usual in the samples from this area.
Weardale, North Pennines Orefield, County Durham  England, United Kingdom

Specimen size: 5.2 × 4 × 3.8 cm = 2.0” × 1.6” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 4.4 × 3.2 cm = 1.7” × 1.3”

Former collection of A. Mayor

Fluorite fluorescent long & short UV




Galena with Pyrite and Fluorite. Front
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Galena with Pyrite and Fluorite. Side
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Pyromorphite with Baryte
Pyromorphite with Baryte. Pyromorphite with Baryte.

EQ56W7: Crystals with very well pronounced curvatures on their faces and edges which give them a "barrel" shape. They are bright and have a clear and uniform green color and cover a Baryte matrix. A good English classic.
Driggith opencut (Roughton South vein), Caldbeck Fells, former Cumberland, Cumbria  England, United Kingdom

Specimen size: 8 × 5.8 × 4.6 cm = 3.1” × 2.3” × 1.8”

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




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Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite

TC87S3: Group on matrix of prismatic crystals with very well defined faces and edges, and a very bright and yellowish green color. Also from one of the great British mineral localities. It is with a label of the well-known collection of John H. Marshall, of Massachusetts, and a catalog card from the same collection.
Mexico Mine, Roughton Gill, Caldbeck Fells, former Cumberland, Cumbria  England, United Kingdom

Specimen size: 5.1 × 3.6 × 3 cm = 2.0” × 1.4” × 1.2”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.2 cm = 0.3” × 0.1”

Minor fluorescence short UV




Pyromorphite.
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Witherite
Witherite. Witherite.
Witherite

EA92AA5: An aggregate of witherite crystals with the faces of the prism and the pyramid forming cyclic twins. The crystals are translucent and lustrous and have a slightly yellowish color. Like so many specimens in this collection, this one is of great quality for the locality.
Settlingstones Mine, Fourstones, Tyne Valley, Northumberland  England, United Kingdom

Specimen size: 6.5 × 6.3 × 2.2 cm = 2.6” × 2.5” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.9 cm = 0.5” × 0.4”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani




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Calcite with inclusions
Calcite with inclusions

SB87AB8: Aggregate of transparent crystals with dominant scalenohedron and terminal rhombohedron faces, with scalenohedral phantom growths and very well defined parallel growths. A sample of great quality to the world level. As is the case with so many specimens in this collection, the sample is of great quality for the locality.
Matlock, Derbyshire  England, United Kingdom

Specimen size: 11.4 × 9.8 × 5.6 cm = 4.5” × 3.9” × 2.2”

Main crystal size: 7 × 4 cm = 2.8” × 1.6”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani




Calcite with inclusions. Calcite with inclusions.
Calcite with inclusions.
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