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Carles Curto Text: Carles Curto (curator of the Geology Museum, Barcelona ) & Jordi Fabre
Assistance from John S. White (former Smithsonian curator) John S. White


USA


Pectolite
Pectolite. Pectolite.

TJ40AF7: Spheroids of almost white Pectolite with radial sections. On matrix with small pale green crystals of a not identified species (probably Datolite).
The sample is from the inventory of Charles Key and has a great quality for the species and the locality.
Millington Quarry, Bernards Township, Somerset County, New Jersey  USA

Specimen size: 9.2 × 5.1 × 5 cm = 3.6” × 2.0” × 2.0”

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

Minor fluorescence short UV


Euro:480 / US$569 / Yen:63930 / AUD$716

Reservado

SPAIN


Quartz with Siderite

TY14AF7: Quartz crystals on a rocky matrix, very transparent and bright and some of them doubly terminated, with small groups of rhombohedral Siderite crystals, some of them with the well-known “saddle shape” morphology.
The sample is from the collection of La Unión area minerals of Alain Martaud, whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
San Valentín open pit, Sancti Espíritu, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, La Unión, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain

Specimen size: 9.2 × 4.1 × 2.9 cm = 3.6” × 1.6” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 2.3 × 0.9 cm = 0.9” × 0.4”

Former collection of Alain Martaud


Euro:90 / US$105 / Yen:11530 / AUD$133

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

TJ36AF7: Partial coatings of clusters of lenticular Siderite crystals that are very bright and are on a group of Quartz crystals on a rocky matrix. The Quartz has a very short prism, the crystal faces are recrystallized by a second generation and flat and elongated Quartz (chalcedony variety) growths.
The sample is from the collection of La Unión area minerals of Alain Martaud, whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
San Valentín open pit, Sancti Espíritu, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, La Unión, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain (1980-1985)

Specimen size: 6.1 × 4.7 × 2.6 cm = 2.4” × 1.9” × 1.0”

Former collection of Alain Martaud


Euro:130 / US$152 / Yen:16660 / AUD$192

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Siderite with Quartz

TR86AF7: Partial coatings of lenticular Siderite crystals that are very bright and have grown on Quartz crystals that have a very short prism.
The sample is from the collection of La Unión area minerals of Alain Martaud, whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
San Valentín open pit, Sancti Espíritu, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, La Unión, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain

Specimen size: 10.15.3 × 6.7 cm = 4.0” × 2.6”

Former collection of Alain Martaud


Euro:180 / US$213 / Yen:23970 / AUD$268

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

TV47AF7: Druse of rhombohedral Siderite crystals that are very bright, coating Quartz crystals with a very short prism.
The sample is from the collection of La Unión area minerals of Alain Martaud, whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
San Valentín open pit, Sancti Espíritu, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, La Unión, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain (1980-1985)

Specimen size: 9.3 × 7.2 × 4 cm = 3.7” × 2.8” × 1.6”

Former collection of Alain Martaud


Euro:220 / US$258 / Yen:28190 / AUD$326

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Gypsum with inclusions

TJ27AF7: Very sharp, transparent and bright Gypsum crystals on marl that are very rich in hematite inclusions.
The sample is from the collection of La Unión area minerals of Alain Martaud, whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
Chella, Comarca Canal de Navarrés, València/Valencia, Valencian Community  Spain

Specimen size: 15.7 × 12 × 8.5 cm = 6.2” × 4.7” × 3.3”

Main crystal size: 6.4 × 3.6 cm = 2.5” × 1.4”

Former collection of Alain Martaud




Gypsum with inclusions. Gypsum with inclusions.
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Gypsum with Siderite and Quartz (variety chalcedony)
Gypsum with Siderite and Quartz (variety chalcedony). Gypsum with Siderite and Quartz (variety chalcedony).

TD97AF7: Parallel growths of very sharp Gypsum crystals that are clear and colorless and very bright. On a rocky matrix with small Siderite crystals and Quartz (chalcedony variety).
The sample is from the collection of La Unión area minerals of Alain Martaud, whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
Tomasa Mine, La Fortuna, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, La Unión, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain (1980-1985)

Specimen size: 12.3 × 11.7 × 7.5 cm = 4.8” × 4.6” × 3.0”

Main crystal size: 7 × 3.1 cm = 2.8” × 1.2”

Former collection of Alain Martaud




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Romanèchite

NK47AF7: Cluster of nut-shaped forms on matrix with an excellent luster for the species. Recently collected at a well known mine, these samples show very aerial profiles and reliefs that are very much more distinct than usual. The samples of this find have been analyzed and we’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Haití Mine, Cabezo de San Ginés, San Ginés de la Jara, Cartagena, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain (09/2016)

Specimen size: 7.2 × 6.2 × 3.8 cm = 2.8” × 2.4” × 1.5”


Euro:230 / US$270 / Yen:29470 / AUD$341

Romanèchite. Romanèchite.
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SPANISH FLUORITE


Fluorite with Calcite
Fluorite with Calcite. Fluorite with Calcite.

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NV66AF7: A novelty at Sainte Marie-aux-Mines 2017. Group of very sharp cubic crystals, one of them dominant, very aerial and clearly beveled by the dodecahedron. The crystals are extraordinarily transparent and bright with a vivid and uniform lilac color, and they are implanted on matrix which is sawn on the bottom. One of the crystals shows, at the back, a neat geometrical contact zone with another crystal. The “Coquera del Tubo” is a new collecting site for Fluorite at the Llamas quarry and is now producing very high-quality specimens.
This sample has been referenced and figured as a novelty in Ste. Marie 2017, in the magazine "Le Règne Minéral" (Num. 136. 2017; page 43)
Llamas Quarry, Coquera del tubo, Obdulia vein, Caravia mining area, Las Cabañas, Duyos, Caravia, Comarca Oriente, Asturias  Spain (04/2017)

Specimen size: 10 × 5.8 × 8.2 cm = 3.9” × 2.3” × 3.2”

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


Euro:1600 / US$1881 / Yen:205070 / AUD$2372

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EUROPE (excl. Spain, Portugal and Romania)


Gadolinite-(Y) with Quartz

EV68AF7: Crystal that has a definition of faces and edges that is very much better than usual with samples of the rare Gadolinite-(Y). They are, furthermore, very bright and are included in a massive Quartz matrix.
The sample, a Norwegian classic, is from the René Hubin collection from Neupré in Belgium, whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
Kåbuland, Iveland, Aust-Agder  Norway

Specimen size: 4.4 × 3.3 × 2.7 cm = 1.7” × 1.3” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 2.4 × 1.4 cm = 0.9” × 0.6”

Former collection of René Hubin


Euro:360 / US$427 / Yen:47940 / AUD$537

Gadolinite-(Y) with Quartz. Gadolinite-(Y) with Quartz.
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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)

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).
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Copper (neoformed)
Copper (neoformed). Front
Front
Copper (neoformed). Rear
Rear
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”




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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
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MOROCCO


Djurleite-Chalcocite intergrowth
Djurleite-Chalcocite intergrowth.

TC88AF7: A novelty at Tucson 2017. Parallel growth of very flattened and bright crystals. These samples were mined carefully over seven months in the Aït Ahmane area (it seems not in the same shafts that produced the famous Gersdorffites) and, due the sharpness of the crystals and their size, this find will contend for being the world's best for the species. We’ll send to the buyer a copy of the analysis that indicates an intimate intergrowth of Djurleite and Chalcocite.
Aït Ahmane, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region  Morocco (11/2014-05/2015)

Specimen size: 2.2 × 2 × 0.6 cm = 0.9” × 0.8” × 0.2”




Order
Djurleite-Chalcocite intergrowth

TV86AF7: A novelty at Tucson 2017. A cluster, on matrix, of very sharp and flattened crystals with a pseudohexagonal contour. These samples were mined carefully over seven months in the Aït Ahmane area (it seems that not in the same shafts that produced the famous Gersdorffites) and, due the sharpness of the crystals and their size, this find will highlight between the world's best for the species. We’ll send to the buyer a copy of the analysis that indicates an intimate intergrowth of Djurleite and Chalcocite.
This sample has been referenced and figurate, as a novelty in Ste. Marie 2017, in the magazine "Le Règne Minéral" (Num. 136. 2017; page 47)
Aït Ahmane, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region  Morocco (11/2014-05/2015)

Specimen size: 5.7 × 4 × 1.9 cm = 2.2” × 1.6” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 2.1 × 1.7 cm = 0.8” × 0.7”




Djurleite-Chalcocite intergrowth. Djurleite-Chalcocite intergrowth.
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BRAZIL


Gold
Gold. Front
Front
Gold. Rear
Rear

TY59AF7: Floater and complete specimen with parallel and deep skeletal growths of octahedral crystals with very well defined faces and edges. The site is currently not supplying new specimens for collectors so new finds are not expected. We analyzed these Golds and they are really special. They contains a 99.1% Gold and about a 0.5 % Rhodium, which is quite uncommon. We’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
If you want to know more about these Golds you can use this link
Serra do Caldeirão claims, Pontes e Lacerda, Alto Guaporé District, Mato Grosso  Brazil (9-12/2015)

Specimen size: 1.4 × 0.9 × 0.7 cm = 0.6” × 0.4” × 0.3”

Weight: 2.6 grams



Order
Gold

TB87AF7: Very aerial floater and complete specimen with deep skeletal growths of octahedral crystals with very well defined faces and edges. The site is currently not supplying new specimens for collectors so new finds are not expected. We analyzed these Golds and they are really special. They contains a 99.1% Gold and about a 0.5 % Rhodium, which is quite uncommon. We’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
If you want to know more about these Golds you can use this link
Serra do Caldeirão claims, Pontes e Lacerda, Alto Guaporé District, Mato Grosso  Brazil (9-12/2015)

Specimen size: 2.4 × 1.5 × 1.5 cm = 0.9” × 0.6” × 0.6”

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

Weight: 11.1 grams



Gold. Front
Front
Gold. Front
Front
Gold. Rear
Rear
Gold.
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CHINA


Quartz with Sphalerite and Chalcopyrite
Quartz with Sphalerite and Chalcopyrite. Front
Front
Quartz with Sphalerite and Chalcopyrite. Rear
Rear
Quartz with Sphalerite and Chalcopyrite.

TM47AF7: Aggregates of Chalcopyrite crystals with tetrahedral morphology and superficially substituted and recrystallized by Sphalerite. The Chalcopyrite-Sphalerite aggregates are implanted on a transparent Quartz crystal.
East Ujimqin Banner (Dongwu Qi), Xilin Gol League (Xilinguole Prefecture), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (05/2016)

Specimen size: 15.3 × 3.7 × 3.2 cm = 6.0” × 1.5” × 1.3”

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




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Quartz with Sphalerite and Chalcopyrite

TK48AF7: Chalcopyrite crystals with tetrahedral morphology superficially substituted for and recrystallized by Sphalerite. The Chalcopyrite-Sphalerite crystals are implanted on a transparent Quartz crystal.
East Ujimqin Banner (Dongwu Qi), Xilin Gol League (Xilinguole Prefecture), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (05/2016)

Specimen size: 20.3 × 3.2 × 3.4 cm = 8.0” × 1.3” × 1.3”

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




Quartz with Sphalerite and Chalcopyrite. Front
Front
Quartz with Sphalerite and Chalcopyrite. Rear
Rear
Quartz with Sphalerite and Chalcopyrite.
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Quartz with Sphalerite and Chalcopyrite
Quartz with Sphalerite and Chalcopyrite. Front
Front
Quartz with Sphalerite and Chalcopyrite. Side
Side
Quartz with Sphalerite and Chalcopyrite. Side
Side
Quartz with Sphalerite and Chalcopyrite.

TX69AF7: Chalcopyrite crystals with tetrahedral morphology superficially substituted for and recrystallized by Sphalerite. The Chalcopyrite-Sphalerite crystals are implanted on a transparent Quartz crystal.
East Ujimqin Banner (Dongwu Qi), Xilin Gol League (Xilinguole Prefecture), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (05/2016)

Specimen size: 19.8 × 5 × 4.1 cm = 7.8” × 2.0” × 1.6”

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




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