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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

 


      Lluís Daunis Montada (1916-1979) began his passion for mineralogy when elderly, as a family father, and his love was due in large part to the love he always had for the mountains, wanting to spend as much time as possible in contact with Nature.
      Self taught, he learned by buying books and meeting in his spare time with the collectors and merchants of the time: Joaquín Folch, Josep Cervelló, Enric Kucera, Soler i Pujol (Josep Palaus), S.E.C. (Suministros Escolares y Científicos), Figueras...
      He began to gather his first minerals on weekends in outings to localities near Barcelona, and gradually expanded his range of action in Catalonia and then also throughout Spain, taking advantage of summer and Easter vacations. He was fortunate to live the golden age of searching for minerals (Montseny, Sierra de Madrid, Sallent de Gállego, Eugui...) and also had the success of being a great searcher. He was always accompanied by his wife Maria Ruscalleda and during many years also by his daughter Núria, to whom he passed his hobby, so that the two became his best and most faithful collaborators.
      He was well known to have obtained very good Catalan specimens, being one of the pioneers in locating and finding good pieces of amethyst in Montseny, in the Les Mallorquines area, long before the modern discoveries, as well as very good examples of Quartz and Feldspars from both Catalonia and the Sierra de Madrid as well as Huesca.
      Unfortunately he could never realize his dream: to retire and to devote all his time to minerals. He wanted to get started in microscope photography and also wanted to better document and organize the collection, but a disease took him at 63 years of age.
      His wife Maria Ruscalleda maintained and expanded the collection until the last years of her life and passed it on to her daughter
Núria, who has kept it until the end of 2017.

Núria Daunis

 

Lluís Daunis and his wife Maria Ruscalleda

Lluís Daunis with his wife Maria Ruscalleda in 1972 in an exceptional geode in the Madrid mountain range that produced more than 25 boxes of specimens of Quartz and Orthoclase and in which they were finding more samples throughout several years.
Photo: Núria Daunis

 

Quartz amethyst
Beryl aquamarine
Quartz

 

THE DAUNIS COLLECTION


Cinnabar with Quartz
Cinnabar with Quartz. Cinnabar with Quartz.

DH66AF9: Cinnabar crystals, one of them clearly dominant, with very well defined faces and edges, on quartzite with small Quartz crystals, some of them with parallel growths and strongly curved.
Almaden Mine, Almadén, Comarca Valle de Alcudia, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain

Specimen size: 4.5 × 3.5 × 3.8 cm = 1.8” × 1.4” × 1.5”

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

Former collection of Lluís Daunis




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Quartz with Chlorite
Quartz with Chlorite

DB96AF9: Parallel growth of doubly terminated, colorless and very clear crystals with a very visible faden nucleus and small Chlorite coatings. The area where these quartzes were found is currently buried by roadwork.
Llavorsí, Comarca Pallars Sobirà, Lleida/Lérida, Catalonia  Spain

Specimen size: 6.3 × 6.2 × 3.9 cm = 2.5” × 2.4” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 5 × 1.2 cm = 2.0” × 0.5”

With copy of the handwritten note from the Daunis Collection




Quartz with Chlorite. Front
Front
Quartz with Chlorite. Rear
Rear
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Cassiterite with Quartz and Siderite
Cassiterite with Quartz and Siderite.

DJ27AF9: Group of very bright Cassiterite crystals with very visible multiple twinning, on matrix with clear Quartz crystals and partially coated by Siderite.
It was previously in the Folch collection and it probably was an exchange.
Minas da Panasqueira, Aldeia de São Francisco de Assis, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Cova da Beira, Centro  Portugal

Specimen size: 3.2 × 2.8 × 2.4 cm = 1.3” × 1.1” × 0.9”

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

Former collection of Lluís Daunis




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Dioptase with Dolomite

DY27AF9: Doubly terminated transparent Dioptase crystals with very well defined faces and edges, very bright and scattered over a matrix of white rhombohedral Calcite crystals.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 5.2 × 4.5 × 3.4 cm = 2.0” × 1.8” × 1.3”

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

Calcite fluorescent short UV

Former collection of Lluís Daunis




Dioptase with Dolomite. Dioptase with Dolomite.
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