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


Pyrite
Pyrite. Pyrite.
 

MP12AM8: Very aerial group on matrix of Pyrite crystals with cubic habit, with iridescence and very bright luster.
We will send the buyer the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Roger Quarries, João Pessoa, Paraíba  Brazil

Specimen size: 3.2 × 1.8 × 1.4 cm = 1.26” × 0.71” × 0.55”

Main crystal size: 0.2 × 0.1 cm = 0.08” × 0.04”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Hematite
 

TVR46AN9: Aggregate of lamellar crystals of lustrous Hematite, extraordinarily sharp and with very marked parallel growths.
We will send the specimen in its original Perky box from the R.J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Serra das Éguas, Brumado, Bahia, Northeast Region  Brazil

Specimen size: 3.3 × 2.1 × 0.7 cm = 1.30” × 0.83” × 0.28”

Main crystal size: 2.4 × 2 cm = 0.94” × 0.79”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Hematite. Hematite.
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Rutile with Hematite
Rutile with Hematite. Front
Front
Rutile with Hematite. Rear
Rear
Rutile with Hematite  

GB52AD4: Epitaxial growths on platy Hematite crystals of thin Rutile crystals with finely striated prismatic faces and good terminations. They have a golden color and are very bright. The sample is from the first finds of this type of Rutile from the locality.
Caí bom Mine, Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Northeast Region  Brazil

Specimen size: 4.5 × 3 × 0.9 cm = 1.77” × 1.18” × 0.35”

Former collection of Pedro Goy



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Titanite with Quartz

Recorded under neon light
 

MFA51AO3: Groups and isolated crystals of Titanite, twinned, with a very well defined twin plane and sharp crystal forms. Translucent, with a bright luster and an intense and uniform green color with yellow tones. On matrix, with small Quartz crystals.
Excellent Brazilian classic, of high quality and difficult to obtain nowadays.
Capelinha, Jequitinhonha, Minas Gerais  Brazil

Specimen size: 9.6 × 6.1 × 2.1 cm = 3.78” × 2.40” × 0.83”

Main crystal size: 2.6 × 0.7 cm = 1.02” × 0.28”




Titanite with Quartz. Titanite with Quartz.
Titanite with Quartz.
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Zanazziite on Quartz
Zanazziite on Quartz. Zanazziite on Quartz.

Recorded under neon light
 

EBP66AP3: Spheroidal aggregates of Zanazziite microcrystals with a greenish brown color on a group of Quartz crystals (pink quartz variety) that has grown on an isolated crystal of white Quartz.
This specimen comes from the type locality for the species.
Ilha claim, Taquaral, Itinga, Jequitinhonha, Minas Gerais  Brazil

Specimen size: 4.6 × 2.6 × 1.6 cm = 1.81” × 1.02” × 0.63”

Main crystal size: 0.1 × 0.1 cm = 0.04” × 0.04”

Type locality

With analysis copy



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Eosphorite with Greifensteinite and Quartz

Recorded under neon light
 

TB89AM9: Centered groups of Eosphorite crystals, transparent, lustrous, brown with orange tones, on a matrix of Quartz crystals. Associated are multiple small rosette growths of Greifensteinite, a rare calcium iron phosphate. Both the Eosphorite and Greifensteinite have been analyzed and we will send a copy of both analyses to the buyer.
Taquaral, Itinga, Jequitinhonha, Minas Gerais  Brazil

Specimen size: 9.2 × 5.3 × 3.1 cm = 3.62” × 2.09” × 1.22”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 1.1 cm = 0.43” × 0.43”




Eosphorite with Greifensteinite and Quartz. Eosphorite with Greifensteinite and Quartz.
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Zanazziite with Elbaite and Microcline
Zanazziite with Elbaite and Microcline. Zanazziite with Elbaite and Microcline.
Zanazziite with Elbaite and Microcline.

Recorded under neon light
 

TFR96AO4: Spheroidal aggregates of Zanazziite microcrystals, a rare phosphate of calcium, magnesium and beryllium, translucent, lustrous, and light cream in color. On matrix with Elbaite crystals and small Microcline coatings.
Ponte do Piauí Mine, Piauí Valley, Taquaral, Itinga, Jequitinhonha, Minas Gerais  Brazil

Specimen size: 9.9 × 4.6 × 3.7 cm = 3.90” × 1.81” × 1.46”




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Wodginite
 

TBB47AO2: A very sharp and lustrous floater crystal with sharp crystal forms of Wodginite, a rare oxide of tin, tantalum and manganese, of large size and sharp for the species.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the collection of Robert J. (Bob) Noble, which
also contains the label.
Itatiaia, Conselheiro Pena, Vale do Rio Doce, Minas Gerais  Brazil

Specimen size: 2.4 × 2.2 × 1.3 cm = 0.94” × 0.87” × 0.51”

Main crystal size: 1.9 × 1.5 cm = 0.75” × 0.59”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Wodginite. Wodginite.
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Fluorapatite with Bertrandite
Fluorapatite with Bertrandite.
 

TM17Z2: A novelty at Tucson 2014. Complex group of Fluorapatite crystals, very rich with crystalline forms including a translucent, extraordinarily bright dominant prism and with white small Bertrandite crystals. The color, clearly pink in daylight, acquires brownish shades under electric lightning.
Golconda pegmatite, Governador Valadares, Vale do Rio Doce, Minas Gerais  Brazil (11/2013)

Specimen size: 3.5 × 2.8 × 1.6 cm = 1.38” × 1.10” × 0.63”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV



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Fluorapatite with Tourmaline
 

TA47Z2: A novelty at Tucson 2014. Complex group of Fluorapatite crystals, very rich with crystalline forms including a translucent dominant prism with parallel growths and with small Tourmaline crystals. The color, clearly pink in daylight, acquires brownish shades under electric lightning.
Golconda pegmatite, Governador Valadares, Vale do Rio Doce, Minas Gerais  Brazil (11/2013)

Specimen size: 4.2 × 2.8 × 1.5 cm = 1.65” × 1.10” × 0.59”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV



Fluorapatite with Tourmaline. Front
Front
Fluorapatite with Tourmaline. Rear
Rear
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Fluorapatite with Tourmaline
Fluorapatite with Tourmaline. Front
Front
Fluorapatite with Tourmaline. Top
Top
 

TR49Z2: A novelty at Tucson 2014. Aggregate of prismatic Fluorapatite crystals with a dominant prism and complex terminations, very rich with crystalline forms. They are translucent, extraordinarily bright and are with small Tourmaline crystals. The color, clearly pink in daylight, acquires brownish shades under electric lightning.
The sample has been noted and photographed in the monograph "Golconda!" of the Mineralogical Record magazine on page 664 in the volume 50, number 5, September-October 2019
Golconda pegmatite, Governador Valadares, Vale do Rio Doce, Minas Gerais  Brazil (11/2013)

Specimen size: 4.3 × 3.2 × 2.7 cm = 1.69” × 1.26” × 1.06”

Main crystal size: 3 × 2.2 cm = 1.18” × 0.87”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV



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Fluorapatite with Bertrandite and Tourmaline
 

TP29Z2: A novelty at Tucson 2014. Complex group of Fluorapatite crystals, very rich with crystalline forms including a extraordinarily bright dominant prism with tourmaline and small white Bertrandite crystals. The color, clearly pink in daylight, acquires brownish shades under electric lightning.
Golconda pegmatite, Governador Valadares, Vale do Rio Doce, Minas Gerais  Brazil (11/2013)

Specimen size: 4.4 × 3.9 × 1.9 cm = 1.73” × 1.54” × 0.75”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV



Fluorapatite with Bertrandite and Tourmaline.
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Fluorapatite with Tourmaline
Fluorapatite with Tourmaline. Front
Front
Fluorapatite with Tourmaline. Side
Side
 

TC30Z2: A novelty at Tucson 2014. Aggregate of prismatic Fluorapatite crystals with a dominant prism and complex terminations, very rich with crystalline forms. They are translucent, extraordinarily bright and are with small Tourmaline crystals. The color, clearly pink in daylight, acquires brownish shades under electric lightning.
Golconda pegmatite, Governador Valadares, Vale do Rio Doce, Minas Gerais  Brazil (11/2013)

Specimen size: 4.6 × 4.3 × 3.4 cm = 1.81” × 1.69” × 1.34”

Main crystal size: 4 × 3.8 cm = 1.57” × 1.50”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV



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Fluorapatite with Bertrandite, Albite, Muscovite and Quartz
 

ET6R4: Aggregates of small crystals of Fluorapatite, most of them doubly terminated. The crystals are very bright and have a vivid blue color. They are with Quartz, Muscovite and crystals of Albite partially coated by small groups of Bertrandite crystals, visible under a magnifying glass, that are of excellent quality, clear, bright and many of them doubly terminated. We'll send a copy of the Bertrandite analysis to the buyer.
Machadão pegmatite, Golconda pegmatite, Governador Valadares, Vale do Rio Doce, Minas Gerais  Brazil (05/2010)

Specimen size: 3.9 × 3.7 × 2.7 cm = 1.54” × 1.46” × 1.06”

Main crystal size: 0.3 × 0.2 cm = 0.12” × 0.08”

Bertrandite fluorescent short UV & low fluorescence long UV



Fluorapatite with Bertrandite, Albite, Muscovite and Quartz. Fluorapatite with Bertrandite, Albite, Muscovite and Quartz.
Fluorapatite with Bertrandite, Albite, Muscovite and Quartz. Electron microscope
Electron microscope
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Fluorapatite with Bertrandite, Albite, Muscovite and Quartz
Fluorapatite with Bertrandite, Albite, Muscovite and Quartz. Fluorapatite with Bertrandite, Albite, Muscovite and Quartz.
Fluorapatite with Bertrandite, Albite, Muscovite and Quartz. Electron microscope
Electron microscope
 

ED6R4: Aggregates of small crystals of Fluorapatite, most of them doubly terminated. The crystals are very bright and have a vivid blue color. They are with Quartz, Muscovite and crystals of Albite partially coated by small groups of Bertrandite crystals, visible under a magnifying glass, that are of excellent quality, clear, bright and many of them doubly terminated. We'll send a copy of the Bertrandite analysis to the buyer.
Machadão pegmatite, Golconda pegmatite, Governador Valadares, Vale do Rio Doce, Minas Gerais  Brazil (05/2010)

Specimen size: 5.7 × 4.9 × 2.1 cm = 2.24” × 1.93” × 0.83”

Main crystal size: 0.2 × 0.2 cm = 0.08” × 0.08”

Bertrandite fluorescent short UV & low fluorescence long UV



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Fluorapatite with Bertrandite, Albite, Muscovite and Quartz
 

EF12R4: Aggregates of small crystals of Fluorapatite, most of them doubly terminated. The crystals are very bright and have a vivid blue color. They are with Quartz, Muscovite and crystals of Albite partially coated by small groups of Bertrandite crystals, visible under a magnifying glass, that are of excellent quality, clear, bright and many of them doubly terminated. We'll send a copy of the Bertrandite analysis to the buyer.
Machadão pegmatite, Golconda pegmatite, Governador Valadares, Vale do Rio Doce, Minas Gerais  Brazil (05/2010)

Specimen size: 6 × 4.2 × 2 cm = 2.36” × 1.65” × 0.79”

Main crystal size: 0.2 × 0.2 cm = 0.08” × 0.08”

Bertrandite fluorescent short UV & low fluorescence long UV



Fluorapatite with Bertrandite, Albite, Muscovite and Quartz. Fluorapatite with Bertrandite, Albite, Muscovite and Quartz.
Fluorapatite with Bertrandite, Albite, Muscovite and Quartz. Electron microscope
Electron microscope
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Fluorapatite with Bertrandite, Albite, Muscovite and Quartz
Fluorapatite with Bertrandite, Albite, Muscovite and Quartz. Fluorapatite with Bertrandite, Albite, Muscovite and Quartz.
Fluorapatite with Bertrandite, Albite, Muscovite and Quartz. Electron microscope
Electron microscope
 

EL14R4: Aggregates of small crystals of Fluorapatite, most of them doubly terminated. The crystals are very bright and have a vivid blue color. They are with Quartz, Muscovite and crystals of Albite partially coated by small groups of Bertrandite crystals, visible under a magnifying glass, that are of excellent quality, clear, bright and many of them doubly terminated. We'll send a copy of the Bertrandite analysis to the buyer.
Machadão pegmatite, Golconda pegmatite, Governador Valadares, Vale do Rio Doce, Minas Gerais  Brazil (05/2010)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 3.9 × 3.1 cm = 2.52” × 1.54” × 1.22”

Main crystal size: 0.2 × 0.2 cm = 0.08” × 0.08”

Bertrandite fluorescent short UV & low fluorescence long UV



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Fluorapatite with Bertrandite, Albite, Muscovite and Quartz
 

EG80R4: Aggregates of small crystals of Fluorapatite, most of them doubly terminated. The crystals are very bright and have a vivid blue color. They are with Quartz, Muscovite and crystals of Albite partially coated by small groups of Bertrandite crystals, visible under a magnifying glass, that are of excellent quality, clear, bright and many of them doubly terminated. We'll send a copy of the Bertrandite analysis to the buyer.
Machadão pegmatite, Golconda pegmatite, Governador Valadares, Vale do Rio Doce, Minas Gerais  Brazil (05/2010)

Specimen size: 7.4 × 5.3 × 4.9 cm = 2.91” × 2.09” × 1.93”

Main crystal size: 0.3 × 0.2 cm = 0.12” × 0.08”

Bertrandite fluorescent short UV & low fluorescence long UV



Fluorapatite with Bertrandite, Albite, Muscovite and Quartz. Fluorapatite with Bertrandite, Albite, Muscovite and Quartz.
Fluorapatite with Bertrandite, Albite, Muscovite and Quartz. Electron microscope
Electron microscope
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Bertrandite with Albite
Bertrandite with Albite. Front
Front
Bertrandite with Albite. Rear
Rear
Bertrandite with Albite.

Recorded under neon light
 

TB27AJ8: Doubly terminated complete and twinned Bertrandite crystal with very well defined polycrystalline growths. It has a pearly luster with a snowy white color and it is on matrix with Albite. Really exceptional.
Golconda pegmatite, Governador Valadares, Vale do Rio Doce, Minas Gerais  Brazil (12/2016)

Specimen size: 7.7 × 6.4 × 3.7 cm = 3.03” × 2.52” × 1.46”

Main crystal size: 2.8 × 2 cm = 1.10” × 0.79”

Minor fluorescence short UV



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Calcite
 

TT36AM9: Calcite crystal with a hexagonal prismatic habit, pinacoid termination and very distinct parallel growths, a form that is unusual in isolated Calcites. The crystal is transparent, lustrous, colorless and is on matrix.
Iraí, Alto Uruguai region, Rio Grande do Sul  Brazil

Specimen size: 4.6 × 3.9 × 4.6 cm = 1.81” × 1.54” × 1.81”

Main crystal size: 4.6 × 1.6 cm = 1.81” × 0.63”

Fluorescent long & short UV



Calcite. Front
Front
Calcite. Side
Side
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Calcite on Quartz (variety amethyst) and Hematite
Calcite on Quartz (variety amethyst) and Hematite. Calcite on Quartz (variety amethyst) and Hematite.
 

TC93Z9: Sharp scalenohedral crystals with very well defined faces and edges, partially coated by small Quartz (amethyst) crystals and implanted on a cavity of the same mineral but with larger crystals. A sample special for the exhibit case, very elegant.
Ametista do Sul, Alto Uruguai region, Rio Grande do Sul  Brazil (2011)

Specimen size: 15.2 × 10.9 × 7 cm = 5.98” × 4.29” × 2.76”

Main crystal size: 5.3 × 3 cm = 2.09” × 1.18”




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Beryl

Beryl (variety morganite)

Recorded under neon light
 

TFA99AP3: Beryl crystal (morganite variety) with a hexagonal profile etched in some parts by natural dissolution channels. The crystal is between transparent and translucent, with concentric geometric color zoning and good luster. An old Brazilian classic.
Urucum Mine, Galiléia, Vale do Rio Doce, Minas Gerais  Brazil

Specimen size: 6.3 × 5.2 × 3.9 cm = 2.48” × 2.05” × 1.54”




Beryl (variety morganite). Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Beryl (variety morganite). Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Beryl (variety morganite). Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Beryl
Beryl. Front
Front
Beryl. Rear
Rear
 

VF86AA7: Single crystal with very well defined faces and edges, complete on both terminations, translucent and with a very well defined color zoning on the upper termination, that has fine dissolutions fissures on the pinacoid.
Minas Gerais  Brazil (±1973)

Specimen size: 5.1 × 2.6 × 1.8 cm = 2.01” × 1.02” × 0.71”

Former collection of A. Mayor



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Beryl (variety aquamarine)

Recorded under neon light
 

TT93AH1: A complete floater Beryl (aquamarine variety) crystal with parallel growths and rich with dissolution surfaces and very sharp edges. The crystal, with small black oxide inclusions, has a very vivid and uniform blue color.
Xanda Mine, Virgem da Lapa, Jequitinhonha, Minas Gerais  Brazil

Specimen size: 6 × 4.6 × 3.2 cm = 2.36” × 1.81” × 1.26”




Beryl (variety aquamarine). Front
Front
Beryl (variety aquamarine). Side
Side
Beryl (variety aquamarine). Rear
Rear
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Beryl (variety aquamarine) with Muscovite
Beryl (variety aquamarine) with Muscovite. Front
Front
Beryl (variety aquamarine) with Muscovite. Rear
Rear
Beryl (variety aquamarine) with Muscovite. Top
Top

Recorded under neon light
 

NFB48AO5: Beryl crystal (aquamarine variety) with very sharp crystal forms, translucent, lustrous, sea-green in color and with inclusions. On matrix, with aggregates of lamellar Muscovite crystals.
The specimen comes from the collection of Santiago Jiménez who, especially in the 1980s and '90s, put together an excellent collection with a very good representation of the mineralogy of northern Spain.

Alto do Giz pegmatite, Equador, Parelhas, Caicó, Rio Grande do Norte  Brazil

Specimen size: 7.8 × 5.4 × 6.3 cm = 3.07” × 2.13” × 2.48”

Main crystal size: 6.5 × 5.5 cm = 2.56” × 2.17”

Fluorescent short UV

Former collection of Santiago Jiménez García



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Elbaite (Tourmaline Group)

Elbaite
 

TP47AL7: Transparent Elbaite crystal with good luster and a uniform lilac color. We will send the specimen, from a classic Brazilian locality, in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label, stating that it was previously in the Sullivan collection.
Virgem da Lapa, Jequitinhonha, Minas Gerais  Brazil

Specimen size: 3 × 0.6 × 0.5 cm = 1.18” × 0.24” × 0.20”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Elbaite. Elbaite.
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Elbaite
Elbaite. Front
Front
Elbaite. Rear
Rear
 

VE27Z4: Well developed prism with a rhombohedral termination. It has a very well defined color zoning, green on its very bright terminal faces, pink up on the prism and blue at the bottom.
Minas Gerais  Brazil

Specimen size: 4 × 1.9 × 1.6 cm = 1.57” × 0.75” × 0.63”

Former collection of A. Mayor



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Elbaite

Recorded under neon light
 

TV37AF5: Doubly terminated crystal with very well defined parallel growths and clearly hemihedral forms, with one of its terminations flat and bright and the opposite pyramidal and polycrystalline. It is very bright, translucent and has an intense green color with pink areas.
The sample is from the Vallecillo collection, Madrid.
Araçuaí, Jequitinhonha, Minas Gerais  Brazil

Specimen size: 8.9 × 4.1 × 2.6 cm = 3.50” × 1.61” × 1.02”




Elbaite. Front
Front
Elbaite. Light behind
Light behind
Elbaite. Rear
Rear
Elbaite. Top
Top
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Elbaite
Elbaite. Front
Front
Elbaite. Rear
Rear
Elbaite. Top
Top
Elbaite  

MT54AI8: A crystal with two very different terminations, one of them with excellent terminal pyramidal faces and the other has a hoppered acicular polycrystalline growth and small Feldspar crystals. It is transparent and bright and with a very intense green color.
The sample is from the Raúl Sanabria collection whose label we will send to the buyer.
Santa Rosa Mine, Itambacuri, Vale do Rio Doce, Minas Gerais  Brazil

Specimen size: 9 × 2.2 × 2 cm = 3.54” × 0.87” × 0.79”

Former collection of Raúl Sanabria



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Elbaite

Recorded under neon light
 

MTF90AO3: Group of doubly terminated Elbaite crystals with very well defined polycrystalline growths, transparent, with good luster and a blue color with violet tones along the prism and green around the pyramid faces. With a small crystal of the same Elbaite, green with yellow tones and a very different appearance, in the area where the two main crystals meet.
Very curious is the great curvature of one of the crystals, elongated and thin, which seems to have suffered extreme pressures to be born and die in another, thicker, crystal.
Minas Gerais  Brazil

Specimen size: 9.1 × 5.9 × 2 cm = 3.58” × 2.32” × 0.79”

Main crystal size: 6.9 × 1.3 cm = 2.72” × 0.51”




Elbaite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Elbaite. Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Elbaite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Elbaite
Elbaite. Front
Front
Elbaite. Rear
Rear
 

TZ69AE9: Very elongated crystals with very well defined fine parallel growths that have a fibrous aspect, an intense silky luster, a bluish olive-green color on prism faces and between red and pink on the termination,
Santa Rosa Mine, Itambacuri, Vale do Rio Doce, Minas Gerais  Brazil

Specimen size: 11.8 × 2.7 × 2.8 cm = 4.65” × 1.06” × 1.10”




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Elbaite

To see a larger 3D image please
click here or on the image
 

NF74AA8: Very aerial and esthetic aggregate of elongated crystals with defined terminations, translucent, bright and with a dominant green color and areas with pink shades.
Cruzeiro Mine, São José da Safira, Governador Valadares, Vale do Rio Doce, Minas Gerais  Brazil (03-04/2008)

Specimen size: 12.3 × 5 × 2.5 cm = 4.84” × 1.97” × 0.98”

Main crystal size: 9.2 × 1.9 cm = 3.62” × 0.75”




Elbaite. Front
Front
Elbaite. Rear
Rear
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Elbaite (variety rubellite)
Elbaite (variety rubellite). Front
Front
Elbaite (variety rubellite). Top
Top
Elbaite (variety rubellite). Rear
Rear

Recorded under neon light
 

NTM69AO7: Crystal of Elbaite with a prismatic habit, with simple shapes on the prism and excellent terminations with two rhombohedral forms. Between translucent and transparent, with very good luster and vivid color (rubellite variety), more intense on the terminations, and with small white crystallizations of Albite at the base of the tourmaline crystal.
The specimen comes from the collection of Miguel David Martínez (number 872), whose label
we will send to the buyer.
Minas Gerais  Brazil

Specimen size: 2 × 1 × 0.9 cm = 0.79” × 0.39” × 0.35”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez

€450 / US$447 / ¥66050 / AUD$697

Reservado
Elbaite (variety rubellite) with Mica
 

TA77H3: A curious and interesting sample not easy to define. A close study reveals a multiple prismatic growth forming a scepter. Color is very deep and luster is very good.
Coronel Murta, Jequitinhonha, Minas Gerais  Brazil (2006)

Specimen size: 4.1 × 3.6 × 2.5 cm = 1.61” × 1.42” × 0.98”




Elbaite (variety rubellite) with Mica. Front
Front
Elbaite (variety rubellite) with Mica. Rear
Rear
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Elbaite (variety indicolite) on Quartz
Elbaite (variety indicolite) on Quartz. Front
Front
Elbaite (variety indicolite) on Quartz. Rear
Rear
Elbaite (variety indicolite) on Quartz. Side
Side
Elbaite (variety indicolite) on Quartz. Top
Top

Recorded under neon light
 

EMR26AO9: Obtained at Ste. Marie 2022
Elbaite crystals, one of them clearly dominant and very aerial, with very well defined faces and edges and very rich in faces on the terminations. Transparent, very lustrous, uniform blue with greenish reflections and implanted in a Quartz crystal.
Santa Rosa Mine, Itambacuri, Vale do Rio Doce, Minas Gerais  Brazil

Specimen size: 4 × 1.9 × 1.7 cm = 1.57” × 0.75” × 0.67”

Main crystal size: 3.6 × 0.5 cm = 1.42” × 0.20”




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Quartz

Quartz with Calcite

Recorded under neon light
 

NMP87AO6: Very elongated individual Quartz crystal, with the characteristic Dauphine habit. Transparent, lustrous, with inclusions and very aerial and complex Calcite crystals with selective color zoning, implanted between the prism and the terminations of the Quartz.The specimen comes from the Santiago Jiménez collection, basically dedicated to Spanish localities but with good specimens from other countries too.
Diamantina, Jequitinhonha, Minas Gerais  Brazil

Specimen size: 13.7 × 2.9 × 2.3 cm = 5.39” × 1.14” × 0.91”

Main crystal size: 13.3 × 1.9 cm = 5.24” × 0.75”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Santiago Jiménez García



Quartz with Calcite. Front
Front
Quartz with Calcite. Side
Side
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Quartz (variety chalcedony)
Quartz (variety chalcedony). Front
Front
Quartz (variety chalcedony). Rear
Rear
Quartz (variety chalcedony).
 

TR14AM2: Coralloid growth, very aerial and aesthetic, of Quartz, chalcedony variety. Translucent and uniform white in color.
Barra de Salinas, Coronel Murta, Jequitinhonha, Minas Gerais  Brazil

Specimen size: 14.8 × 3.3 × 3.3 cm = 5.83” × 1.30” × 1.30”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV



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EYA26AP1: Specimen from a deposit discovered in 2017 and located at some distance from the previously known locality in Serra do Caldeirão, but with different characteristics. In this case a floater group of well-formed elongated Gold crystals, with curvatures on some of their faces and edges and with spinel-law twinning.
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Serra Dourada, Pontes e Lacerda, Alto Guaporé District, Mato Grosso  Brazil

Specimen size: 1 × 0.8 × 0.6 cm = 0.39” × 0.31” × 0.24”

Weight: 1.2 grams



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EZR62AP1: Floater Gold specimen with arborescent growths of elongated octahedral-rhombododecahedral crystals and with very sharp parallel skeletal forms. The deposit is no longer productive and it will be difficult for new specimens from there to appear on the market. We have analyzed these Golds and they are very special, containing 99.1% gold and about 0.5% rhodium, which is rare.
We will 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

Specimen size: 2 × 1.3 × 0.9 cm = 0.79” × 0.51” × 0.35”

Weight: 5.7 grams



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TC86AD5: A novelty at Tucson 2016. Parallel aggregates of very sharp and well defined octahedral crystals, with sharp skeletal growths. According to our sources the site is 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.
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The specimen has been reviewed, photographed and published in the magazine ‘Mineral Up’ on page 40 of the 2016/02 edition.
Serra do Caldeirão claims, Pontes e Lacerda, Alto Guaporé District, Mato Grosso  Brazil (2015)

Specimen size: 2 × 1.9 × 0.9 cm = 0.79” × 0.75” × 0.35”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 0.6 cm = 0.71” × 0.24”

Weight: 8.6 grams



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TT46AL4: Floater specimen with arborescent growths of elongated octahedral-rhombododecahedral crystals and with highly profiled parallel skeletal forms. The deposit is no longer in production and new specimens from there will be hard to come by. We have analyzed these Golds and they are very special, containing 99.1% Gold and about 0.5% Rhodium, which is rare. We will 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 (09-12/2015)

Specimen size: 2.2 × 1.5 × 0.8 cm = 0.87” × 0.59” × 0.31”

Weight: 6.4 grams



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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 = 0.94” × 0.59” × 0.59”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 0.8 cm = 0.59” × 0.31”

Weight: 11.1 grams



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TW48AI3: Floater and very aerial aggregate of strongly elongated octahedral crystals with Spinel twins and very well defined hooked and skeletal growths. Luster and color are excellent. Such samples seem destined to be, in a short time, a worldwide classic. We analyzed these Gold samples and they are really special. They contain 99.1% Gold and about 0.5 % Rhodium which is quite uncommon. We’ll send a copy of the analysis of these Golds 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: 3.5 × 1.5 × 1.5 cm = 1.38” × 0.59” × 0.59”

Weight: 16.8 grams



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TR68AH2: Floater sample with arborescent growths of very elongated octahedral crystals with very sharp skeletal parallel forms. 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 contain 99.1% Gold and about 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: 3.7 × 2 × 0.6 cm = 1.46” × 0.79” × 0.24”

Weight: 17.6 grams



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EXB90AP1: Specimen from a deposit close to the one already known in 2017, but with some different features. A floater group of well-formed crystals for the species, with curvatures on some of their faces and edges and with spinel-law twinning.
If you want to know more about these Golds you can use this link
Bananal claims, Serra do Caldeirão claims, Pontes e Lacerda, Alto Guaporé District, Mato Grosso  Brazil

Specimen size: 1.7 × 1.2 × 0.7 cm = 0.67” × 0.47” × 0.28”

Weight: 5 grams



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ETX36AP1: Specimen from a deposit close to the one already known in 2017, but with some different features. A floater group of well-formed crystals for the species, with curvatures on some of their faces and edges and with spinel-law twinning.
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Bananal claims, Serra do Caldeirão claims, Pontes e Lacerda, Alto Guaporé District, Mato Grosso  Brazil

Specimen size: 2 × 1.7 × 1.2 cm = 0.79” × 0.67” × 0.47”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.3 cm = 0.79” × 0.51”

Weight: 11.8 grams



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ETR3AP1: Specimen from a deposit close to the one already known in 2017, but with some different features. A floater group of well-formed crystals for the species, with curvatures on some of their faces and edges and with spinel-law twinning.
If you want to know more about these Golds you can use this link
Bananal claims, Serra do Caldeirão claims, Pontes e Lacerda, Alto Guaporé District, Mato Grosso  Brazil

Specimen size: 2 × 1.8 × 1 cm = 0.79” × 0.71” × 0.39”

Weight: 7.8 grams



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TP96AB8: Very aerial dendritic growth with slightly defined crystalline forms and very deep cavities and hollows.
Fanado river claims, Minas Novas, Jequitinhonha, Minas Gerais  Brazil (2014)

Specimen size: 2.8 × 1.4 × 1.8 cm = 1.10” × 0.55” × 0.71”

Weight: 18.7 grams



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Ludlamite

Ludlamite
Ludlamite. Ludlamite.

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MFT69AP3: Group of very sharp Ludlamite crystals which are large for the species, some of them doubly terminated, with parallel growths, translucent, with bright luster and a very deep dark color, in a limonite matrix.
Cabeça do Cachorro claim, São Gabriel da Cachoeira, Cabeça do Cachorro area, Amazonas  Brazil

Specimen size: 4 × 3.9 × 2.6 cm = 1.57” × 1.54” × 1.02”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 1 cm = 0.55” × 0.39”




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Ludlamite with Siderite
 

EZ87AK0: Ludlamite crystals with parallel growths and very well defined faces and edges, translucent, very bright, with a very intense green color and on matrix. With spheroidal Siderite. A relative novelty in Sainte Marie-aux-Mines 2019, with better quality than the previous ones seen so far from this locality.
Cabeça do Cachorro claim, São Gabriel da Cachoeira, Cabeça do Cachorro area, Amazonas  Brazil (2019)

Specimen size: 6.3 × 5.2 × 2.4 cm = 2.48” × 2.05” × 0.94”

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 0.9 cm = 0.51” × 0.35”




Ludlamite with Siderite. Ludlamite with Siderite.
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Hureaulite

Hureaulite
Hureaulite.
Hureaulite. Hureaulite.
 

TQ87Y0: Druse, on rocky matrix, of very Sharp crystals with very well defined faces and edges. They are translucent, bright and with an unusual and changing color, between clear pink and slightly yellowish pink.
Fazenda Pomarolli, Linópolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Vale do Rio Doce, Minas Gerais  Brazil (2006)

Specimen size: 4.9 × 4.7 × 4.7 cm = 1.93” × 1.85” × 1.85”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.3 cm = 0.16” × 0.12”




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Hureaulite
 

EH6Y0: Druse, on Quartz matrix, of short prismatic Huréaulite crystals. They are transparent and bright and have an excellent salmon pink color, with darker terminations on some areas on the sample.
Cigana Mine (Jocão Mine), Conselheiro Pena, Vale do Rio Doce, Minas Gerais  Brazil (04-05/2006)

Specimen size: 5.5 × 3.6 × 3.7 cm = 2.17” × 1.42” × 1.46”

Main crystal size: 0.2 × 0.1 cm = 0.08” × 0.04”




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