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Since childhood, minerals have been an incentive for me, a source of inspiration and to some extent a refuge where I feel happy. With the passage of time that love and admiration for minerals has not stopped growing, to the point of devoting my holidays to visiting the most important mineral shows in Europe, such as Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines and Munich, and thanks to this I have been fortunate to meet some very diverse people.

One of them is Jordi Fabre, who has spent a lifetime dedicated to the mineral trade and little by little has gathered a large number of specimens that he has never been able to put up for sale due to overaccumulation of work. Being well acquainted with the situation and these specimens, I spoke with Jordi and we concluded that since he had no time to take care of what was once "Express Minerals", there was no section on his website dedicated specifically to pieces that deserved to "come to light" but that at the same time had affordable prices.

Because of all this we agreed that a series of economic pieces from Fabre Minerals‘ reserves will be offered here with the desire to reach all those interested in mineralogy and especially the younger collectors. This page will function completely autonomously, It will be managed only by myself, and will be updated as continuously as possible but without fixed dates for updates, so I recommend visiting often to see what has been added.

I hope the specimens offered are to your liking, as selected from my particular point of view, with reasonable prices and with the seal of approval of Fabre Minerals.

Very Important: For all correspondence related to specimens on this page, please contact my mail: [email protected] and not Jordi.

 

Galería Carles Manresa

Carles Manresa

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Malachite
Malachite. Front
Front
Malachite. Rear
Rear
 

11TGJ16: Botryoidal growth of very aesthetic shapes, with bands of different shades of green and an intense silky luster, which gives it a peculiar 'chatoyant' appearance.
Shilu Mine, Yangchun, Yangjiang Prefecture, Guangdong Province  China (±1995)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 4.3 × 3.6 cm = 2.44” × 1.69” × 1.42”

Photos: Joaquim Callén
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Malachite
 

11TGK64: Botryoidal growth of very aesthetic shapes, with bands of different shades of green and an intense silky luster, which gives it a peculiar 'chatoyant' appearance.
Shilu Mine, Yangchun, Yangjiang Prefecture, Guangdong Province  China (±1995)

Specimen size: 5.1 × 4.3 × 2.4 cm = 2.01” × 1.69” × 0.94”

Photos: Joaquim Callén
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Malachite. Front
Front
Malachite. Rear
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Malachite
Malachite. Malachite.
 

11TGH6: Botryoidal growth of very aesthetic shapes, with bands of different shades of green and an intense silky luster, which gives it a peculiar 'chatoyant' appearance.
Shilu Mine, Yangchun, Yangjiang Prefecture, Guangdong Province  China (±1995)

Specimen size: 4.5 × 3.1 × 3.0 cm = 1.77” × 1.22” × 1.18”

Photos: Joaquim Callén
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Malachite
 

11TGJ13: Botryoidal growth of very aesthetic shapes, with bands of different shades of green and an intense silky luster, which gives it a peculiar 'chatoyant' appearance.
Shilu Mine, Yangchun, Yangjiang Prefecture, Guangdong Province  China (±1995)

Specimen size: 3.4 × 3.0 × 2.3 cm = 1.34” × 1.18” × 0.91”

Photos: Joaquim Callén
Express Specimen €95 / US$112 / ¥150 / AUD$12359
Malachite. Front
Front
Malachite. Rear
Rear
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Babingtonite, Quartz, Prehnite
Babingtonite, Quartz, Prehnite. Babingtonite, Quartz, Prehnite.
 

9MB47Y0: A multitude of small Babingtonite crystals grown on spheroidal Prehnite crystals. They are associated with a group of Quartz crystals with translucent terminations, somewhat corroded, and are arranged between them, partially covering Babingtonite crystals that are sharper, better developed and more lustrous than the previous ones. An interesting combo with good color contrast between white, green and shiny black. This type of specimen appears in cavities in basalt that covers a large part of the provinces of Sichuan and Yunnan, in China.
Babingtonite occurrences, Qiaojia, Zhaotong Prefecture, Yunnan Province  China (2005)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 5.4 × 3.7 cm = 2.44” × 2.13” × 1.46”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.9 cm = 0.47” × 0.35”

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Babingtonite, Quartz
 

9MJ47: Group of Quartz crystals, the largest of them doubly terminated, with transparent terminations, among which Babingtonite crystals have grown with well-defined black faces and edges, with a good luster. The group with the two largest Quartz crystals has grown on a spheroidal Prehnite crystal, with a pale green color that gives subtlety to the whole piece. This type of specimen appears in cavities in basalt that covers a large part of the provinces of Sichuan and Yunnan, in China.
Babingtonite occurrences, Qiaojia, Zhaotong Prefecture, Yunnan Province  China (2005)

Specimen size: 4.8 × 3.4 × 3.7 cm = 1.89” × 1.34” × 1.46”

Main crystal size: 3.1 × 0.9 cm = 1.22” × 0.35”

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Babingtonite, Quartz. Babingtonite, Quartz.
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Olivenite
Olivenite. Front
Front
Olivenite. Rear
Rear
 

10TK68: A novelty at Tucson 2020. Matrix group of outstanding Olivenite crystals, two of them clearly dominant, flattened, with defined faces and edges and terminal faces, lustrous and very deep olive green. The crystals show some small damage but don't make the entire piece look wrong.
Milpillas Mine, level 992, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (11-12/2019)

Specimen size: 2.0 × 2.0 × 1.1 cm = 0.79” × 0.79” × 0.43”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.1 cm = 0.35” × 0.04”

Photos: Joaquim Callén
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Adamite
 

10TR6: Fan-shaped group of Adamite crystals with sharp edges and terminations, translucent and lustrous, with a yellowish color, arranged on a limonitic matrix. Adamite is a secondary mineral found in zinc deposits containing arsenic minerals. A Mexican classic from a legendary mine.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico

Specimen size: 3.3 × 2.5 × 1.6 cm = 1.30” × 0.98” × 0.63”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.2 cm = 0.20” × 0.08”

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Adamite. Adamite.
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Baryte
Baryte. Baryte.
 

10TP13: Aggregate of tabular crystals with very well defined faces and edges, transparent, with bright luster and yellow color, with darker color zoning at the crystal terminations. The mine was operated to extract lead from Galena. A classic of Italian mineralogy.
Silius, Metropolitan City of Cagliari, Sardinia/Sardegna  Italy

Specimen size: 7 × 5.5 × 4.0 cm = 2.76” × 2.17” × 1.57”

Main crystal size: 2.3 × 1.0 cm = 0.91” × 0.39”

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Quartz, Muscovite, Albite
 

10DF12: Doubly terminated Quartz crystal, water-clear, with perfectly defined faces and edges, with internal dissolution forms, lustrous and very translucent, associated with hexagonal Muscovite crystals and white Albite crystals. It comes from one of Brazil's largest mining areas, the state of Minas Gerais, which has a surface area similar to that of France
Minas Gerais  Brazil

Specimen size: 7.3 × 3 × 2.3 cm = 2.87” × 1.18” × 0.91”

Main crystal size: 7.3 × 2.1 cm = 2.87” × 0.83”

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Quartz, Muscovite, Albite. Front
Front
Quartz, Muscovite, Albite. Behind
Behind
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Lazulite, Siderite, Quartz
Lazulite, Siderite, Quartz.
 

10MF13: Aggregate of very sharp Lazulite crystals, twinned, very shiny, with an intense luster and a deep blue color, on matrix with translucent light brown rhombohedral Siderite crystals, and small water-clear Quartz crystals. Lazulite is a rare magnesium aluminum phosphate. Some of the best known examples of this species have been found in this remote area, accessible only during the summer months as they are under snow and ice the rest of the year.
Crosscut Creek, Kulan Camp area, Rapid Creek area, Dawson Mining District, Yukon Territory  Canada (07/1995)

Specimen size: 2.7 × 1.7 × 1.2 cm = 1.06” × 0.67” × 0.47”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.6 cm = 0.31” × 0.24”

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Vesuvianite
 

9AZ46: A small, complete floater, formed by two main groups of flattened crystals with polycrystalline growths on the faces along the main axis of the crystal, with great luster and an intense violet color. These are accompanied by small prismatic crystals, also of Vesuvianite. From a classic Canadian locality, with the mine closed since 2001 and from which it is increasingly difficult to find quality specimens.
Jeffrey Mine, ↓200 m, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec  Canada (06/2005)

Specimen size: 2.5 × 2.1 × 0.9 cm = 0.98” × 0.83” × 0.35”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 1.2 cm = 0.47” × 0.47”

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Vesuvianite. Vesuvianite.
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Almandine
Almandine. Almandine.
 

10TR46: Very sharp dodecahedral Almandine crystals, one of them dominant, lustrous, and brown in color with reddish tones. The crystals sit in a metamorphic rock matrix formed of innumerable Muscovite crystals. Contrary to the common practice with almandines from this region, the crystals in this piece are not glued, nor have they had their faces retouched or polished, so their natural surface is preserved. A classic Tyrolean specimen.
Granatenkogel north slope, Gaisberg Valley, Obergurgl, Gurgler Valley, Ötz Valley, North Tyrol, Tyrol/Tirol  Austria

Specimen size: 7.4 × 5.2 × 4.7 cm = 2.91” × 2.05” × 1.85”

Main crystal size: 4.2 × 3.2 cm = 1.65” × 1.26”

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Almandine, Quartz
 

10NE7: Trapezohedral Almandine crystals (Garnet group), isolated, with well-defined faces and edges, and deep color, embedded in a matrix of granular Quartz, highlighting the color contrast between the two mineral species. This type of specimen appears in pegmatites that outcrop between vineyards in the Latour-de-France area and are reminiscent of the specimens seen in the Cap de Creus area in Spain but very close to the French border.
Latour-de-France, Prades, Pyrénées-Orientales Department , Occitanie  France

Specimen size: 4.2 × 3.6 × 3.9 cm = 1.65” × 1.42” × 1.54”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.6 cm = 0.31” × 0.24”

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Almandine, Quartz. Almandine, Quartz.
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Almandine, Quartz
Almandine, Quartz. Almandine, Quartz.
 

10NB56: Trapezohedral Almandine crystals (Garnet group), isolated, with well-defined faces and edges, and deep color, embedded in a matrix of granular Quartz, highlighting the color contrast between the two mineral species. This type of specimen appears in pegmatites that outcrop between vineyards in the Latour-de-France area and are reminiscent of the specimens seen in the Cap de Creus area in Spain but very close to the French border.
Latour-de-France, Prades, Pyrénées-Orientales Department , Occitanie  France

Specimen size: 3.2 × 2.7 × 2.2 cm = 1.26” × 1.06” × 0.87”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.6 cm = 0.28” × 0.24”

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Almandine, Quartz
 

10NA6: Trapezohedral Almandine crystals (Garnet group), isolated, with well-defined faces and edges, and deep color, embedded in a matrix of granular Quartz, highlighting the color contrast between the two mineral species. This type of specimen appears in pegmatites that outcrop between vineyards in the Latour-de-France area and are reminiscent of the specimens seen in the Cap de Creus area in Spain but very close to the French border.
Latour-de-France, Prades, Pyrénées-Orientales Department , Occitanie  France

Specimen size: 4.1 × 2.9 × 2.7 cm = 1.61” × 1.14” × 1.06”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.5 cm = 0.24” × 0.20”

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Almandine, Quartz. Almandine, Quartz.
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Azurite, Malachite after Cuprite
Azurite, Malachite after Cuprite. Azurite, Malachite after Cuprite.
 

9EK56: Nodule of Azurite crystals of simple shapes, very sharp, with Malachite pseudomorphs after small octahedral crystals of Cuprite. A French classic, the type locality for azurite, with sharper and brighter crystals than usual.
Chessy-les-Mines, Les Bois d'Oingt, Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France

Specimen size: 3.0 × 2.9 × 2.3 cm = 1.18” × 1.14” × 0.91”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.4 cm = 0.24” × 0.16”

Photos: Joaquim Callén

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Kentrolite, Rhodochrosite
 

10EE6: Aggregate of pink crystals of Rhodochrosite with concentric intergrowths of dark-colored Kentrolite, a rare silicate of manganese and lead. The piece comes from a quarry in a zinc- and lead-bearing hydrothermal deposit
Rivet Quarry, level 1, Peyrebrune area, Montredon-Labessonnié, Le Haut Dadou, Castres, Tarn, Occitanie  France (10/11/2008)

Specimen size: 5.6 × 5.6 × 4.8 cm = 2.20” × 2.20” × 1.89”

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Kentrolite, Rhodochrosite. Kentrolite, Rhodochrosite.
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Smithsonite
Smithsonite. Smithsonite.
 

10MA13: Botryoidal growths, which vary from a cream-orange color to blue-gray, along with some white areas, of Smithsonite crystals from a classic Hellenic mine.
Hilarion Mine, Hilarion area, Kamariza Mines, Agios Konstantinos, Lavrion Mining District, Attikí (Attica) Prefecture  Greece (12/2014)

Specimen size: 11.2 × 6.4 × 4.5 cm = 4.41” × 2.52” × 1.77”

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Pottsite, Clinobisvanite
 

10TB: Good specimen of this rare vanadate of lead and bismuth, from its type locality. (Pottsite has only been found at three localities in the world, two of them in Nevada). It is associated with another rare bismuth vanadate, Clinobisvanite, relatively easy to distinguish from Pottsite due to its reddish color and its fluorescence under shortwave ultraviolet light.
Linka Mine, Spencer Hot Springs, Austin, Lander County, Nevada  USA (±2000)

Specimen size: 2.5 × 2.2 × 1.4 cm = 0.98” × 0.87” × 0.55”

Type locality

Clinobisvanite fluorescent short UV
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Pottsite, Clinobisvanite.
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Orthoserpierite
Orthoserpierite.
 

10TL57: Bluish green crystalline aggregates of Orthoserpierite, a hydrated calcium, copper and zinc sulphate that is a member of the Devilline Group.
Copper Creek, Galiuro Mountains, Bunker Hill District (Copper Creek District), Pinal County, Arizona  USA (±1995)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 3.8 × 1.2 cm = 2.44” × 1.50” × 0.47”

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Orthoserpierite
 

10TA7: Bluish green crystalline aggregates of Orthoserpierite, a hydrated calcium, copper and zinc sulphate that is a member of the Devilline Group.
Copper Creek, Galiuro Mountains, Bunker Hill District (Copper Creek District), Pinal County, Arizona  USA (±1995)

Specimen size: 6.7 × 4.6 × 1.5 cm = 2.64” × 1.81” × 0.59”

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Orthoserpierite.
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Orthoserpierite
Orthoserpierite.
 

10TH7: Bluish green crystalline aggregates of Orthoserpierite, a hydrated calcium, copper and zinc sulphate that is a member of the Devilline Group.
Copper Creek, Galiuro Mountains, Bunker Hill District (Copper Creek District), Pinal County, Arizona  USA (±1995)

Specimen size: 4.1 × 3.5 × 1.8 cm = 1.61” × 1.38” × 0.71”

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Doubly terminated Topaz (repaired)
Doubly terminated Topaz (repaired)  

9JR16: Topaz crystals, one of them clearly dominant, doubly terminated, of excellent luster and very transparent, with remnants of rhyolitic rock matrix. The smallest crystals are very rich in crystal faces as can be seen in the close-up photo.
The piece is repaired on the left side of the main crystal, being a fracture perpendicular to the axis of the prism, but it does'nt affect to the beauty of the specimen as a whole.
The sample is from the James Catmur collection (number B667) whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
Thomas Range, Juab County, Utah  USA (1999)

Specimen size: 4.7 × 3.5 × 1.5  cm = 1.85” × 1.38” × 0.59”

Main crystal size: 4.7 × 1.4 cm = 1.85” × 0.55”

Photos: Joaquim Callén

Former collection of James Catmur
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Doubly terminated Topaz (repaired). Doubly terminated Topaz (repaired).
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Sphalerite
Sphalerite. Sphalerite.
 

9NH11: Crystal of Sphalerite with very marked parallel and polycrystalline growths, with the predominant forms of the tetrahedron with slight curvatures on the faces and edges, completely transparent and lustrous, with an excellent caramel color and with remnants of small white Dolomite crystals. This piece comes from some small-scale finds made in the mine after it had already closed. There is currently no more access to the galleries.
Las Mánforas Mine, Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria  Spain

Specimen size: 2.7 × 2.2 × 1.5 cm = 1.06” × 0.87” × 0.59”

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Goethite
 

9FL26Z9: Aerial botryoidal and stalactitic growths of Goethite with ferruginous iridescence dominated by green and reddish tones. The specimen comes from a one-time find in a mine on land with no current access, so there will be no new specimens in the foreseeable future. The La Lapilla deposit is known for its gossan rich in metals, especially Gold, but it is difficult nowadays to find quality Goethite specimens from there on the market
La Lapilla Mine, La Lapilla, Alosno, Comarca El Andévalo, Huelva, Andalusia  Spain (03-04/2008)

Specimen size: 9.8 × 3.7 × 2.6 cm = 3.86” × 1.46” × 1.02”

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Goethite. Front
Front
Goethite. Rear
Rear
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Mimetite
Mimetite.
 

9NH10: Mimetite crystals of a spheroidal habit with curved faces and edges, greenish yellow in color, on a rock matrix. This lead arsenate-chloride specimen comes from the outer zone of the South Filón cut in Tharsis.
Filón Sur open pit (external), Minas de Tharsis, Tharsis, Alosno, Comarca El Andévalo, Huelva, Andalusia  Spain (30/04/2017)

Specimen size: 7.4 × 3.9 × 3.2 cm = 2.91” × 1.54” × 1.26”

Main crystal size: 0.35 × 0.35 cm = 0.14” × 0.14”

Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Mimetite
 

9NJ62: Mimetite crystals of a spheroidal habit with curved faces and edges, greenish yellow in color, on a rock matrix. This lead arsenate-chloride specimen comes from the outer zone of the South Filón cut in Tharsis.
Filón Sur open pit (external), Minas de Tharsis, Tharsis, Alosno, Comarca El Andévalo, Huelva, Andalusia  Spain (30/04/2017)

Specimen size: 7.0 × 3.2 × 1.9 cm = 2.76” × 1.26” × 0.75”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.35 cm = 0.20” × 0.14”

Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Mimetite.
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Chrysocolla
Chrysocolla.
 

9NC11: Spheroidal Chrysocolla aggregates, some of them partially covering globular growths of Malachite, on a granite rock matrix. The turquoise-blue color of the Chrysocolla is excellent. We will send the analysis to the buyer of the specimen.
Pit San Enrique, Los Amigos Mine, La Cruz Group of Mines, La Cruz vein, Mesa de Valdelloso, Linares, Comarca Sierra Morena, Jaén, Andalusia  Spain (11/2011)

Specimen size: 11.1 × 8.5 × 5.0 cm = 4.37” × 3.35” × 1.97”

Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Bavenite, Albite, Quartz (variety smoky)
 

9TR86: A specimen very rich in lamellar Bavenite crystals as subparallel groups, with an ivory-white color, implanted on Albite crystals, which at the same time are partially covering a group of Quartz crystals (smoky quartz variety). The back of the piece is very rich in Bavenite crystals too.
Valdeconejillos Quarry, Cadalso de los Vidrios, Comarca Sierra Oeste de Madrid, Madrid, Community of Madrid  Spain (2006)

Specimen size: 12.6 × 11.2 × 7.3 cm = 4.96” × 4.41” × 2.87”

Main crystal size: 8.7 × 2.5 cm = 3.43” × 0.98”

Former collection of José Luis Vallecillo

Photos: Joaquim Callén
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Bavenite, Albite, Quartz (variety smoky). Front
Front
Bavenite, Albite, Quartz (variety smoky). Detail
Detail
Bavenite, Albite, Quartz (variety smoky). Detail
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Fluorapatite, Muscovite, Siderite
Fluorapatite, Muscovite, Siderite. Fluorapatite, Muscovite, Siderite.
 

9NF09: Group of lanceolate Muscovite crystals, extremely fine, aggregated in sheaves, with the characteristic pearly grey color and with terminations of a darker tone. At the base of the Muscovite crystals, several Fluorapatite crystals have formed, with well-defined faces and edges, a pale green color, and good luster. The combo is complemented by a multitude of tiny Siderite crystals at the base of the piece which cements the whole together.
Minas da Panasqueira, level 3, Aldeia de São Francisco de Assis, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Cova da Beira, Centro  Portugal (2002)

Specimen size: 6.7 × 3.4 × 2.4 cm = 2.64” × 1.34” × 0.94”

Main crystal size: 2.4 × 1.0 cm = 0.94” × 0.39”

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Quartz (variety smoky), Chlorite
 

10DQ: Quartz crystals (variety smoky), one of them clearly dominant, doubly terminated, with well-defined faces and edges, with external and internal inclusions of deep green Chlorite crystals, which give some of the Quartz crystal faces a rough appearance
Dodo Mine, Saranpaul, Khanty-Mansi Okrug, Tyumen Oblast  Russia

Specimen size: 3.9 × 2.0 × 1.9 cm = 1.54” × 0.79” × 0.75”

Main crystal size: 3.6 × 1.9 cm = 1.42” × 0.75”

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Quartz (variety smoky), Chlorite.
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Staurolite
Staurolite.
 

10EE58: Staurolite crystals showing the typical cross-shaped twin with well defined faces and edges, doubly terminated, with a deep brown color highlighting the contrast with the whitish mica-schist matrix. Specimens of Staurolite from this locality in most cases exhibit cross-shaped twins at 90 or 120 degrees, as is the case here, there being few specimens of non-twinned crystals.
Semiostrov'e, Keivy Mountains, Kola Peninsula, Murmanskaja Oblast, Northern Region  Russia

Specimen size: 3.9 × 3.0 × 1.4 cm = 1.54” × 1.18” × 0.55”

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Staurolite
 

10ED58: Staurolite crystals showing the typical cross-shaped twin with well defined faces and edges, doubly terminated, with a deep brown color highlighting the contrast with the whitish mica-schist matrix. Specimens of Staurolite from this locality in most cases exhibit cross-shaped twins at 90 or 120 degrees, as is the case here, there being few specimens of non-twinned crystals.
Semiostrov'e, Keivy Mountains, Kola Peninsula, Murmanskaja Oblast, Northern Region  Russia

Specimen size: 3.9 × 3.0 × 1.4 cm = 1.54” × 1.18” × 0.55”

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Staurolite.
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Acanthite
Acanthite. Acanthite.
 

9EF6: Perfect miniature with a finely shaped octahedral crystal, with much more defined faces and edges than usual in specimens from this locality. The front face shows polycrystalline growths, the rest being smooth. The Imiter mine, from which this piece came, exploits silver, and this silver sulfide is one of the ore minerals.
Imiter Mine, Jebel Saghro, Imiter District, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2005)

Specimen size: 1.8 × 1.5 × 1.4 cm = 0.71” × 0.59” × 0.55”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1.1 cm = 0.59” × 0.43”

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Libethenite
 

10AB10: Group of Libethenite crystals with well defined faces and edges, slightly curved, with an octahedral aspect. They display a deep green color, with bright luster, on a ferruginous rock matrix with small remnants of malachite crystals.
Kambove District, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba)  Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire)

Specimen size: 4.3 × 3.2 × 2.1 cm = 1.69” × 1.26” × 0.83”

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

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Libethenite. Libethenite.
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Hutchinsonite, Pyrite, Quartz
Hutchinsonite, Pyrite, Quartz. Hutchinsonite, Pyrite, Quartz.
 

10TBX: Druse of pentadodecahedral Pyrite crystals with sharp edges, slightly curved, partially covered by white Quartz crystals and small fragments of Orpiment crystals with a light orange color. Furthermore, all dotted with small groups of Hutchinsonite crystals, of brilliant black color and metallic luster. A Peruvian classic.
Quiruvilca Mine (La Libertad Mine), Quiruvilca District, Santiago de Chuco Province, La Libertad Department  Peru (03/2016)

Specimen size: 9.5 × 8.8 × 2.6 cm = 3.74” × 3.46” × 1.02”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.1 cm = 0.16” × 0.04”

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Rhodochrosite
 

10MB61: Druse, on matrix, of sharp rhombohedral crystals with an intense luster and vivid uniform pink color. This find in the Manuelita mine - which exploits silver - was made at great depth.
Manuelita Mine, Morococha District, Yauli Province, Junín Department  Peru (2004)

Specimen size: 10.4 × 7.6 × 3.9 cm = 4.09” × 2.99” × 1.54”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.4 cm = 0.20” × 0.16”

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Rhodochrosite. Rhodochrosite.
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Brucite
Brucite.
 

9NE66: Botryoidal aggregates of a uniform yellow color and with visible crystals, something not very common for the species. With remnants of matrix.
Killa Saifullah District, Balochistan (Baluchistan)  Pakistan (2016)

Specimen size: 4.8 × 3.0 × 1.0  cm = 1.89” × 1.18” × 0.39”

Photo: Joaquim Callén
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New Oldies

After more than 23 years offering minerals on the Fabre Minerals website some of them have been somewhat forgotten after so many updates. That is why, starting with this section, we intend to rescue some specimens, with an improved image, an updated descriptive text, and at a very competitive price. These "oldies" in the Internet age deserve a review and perhaps even to become part of our collections.

Quartz (variety smoky) with inclusions and Chlorite
 

9TN37N4: Floater group of crystals, all them doubly terminated, bright, with very well defined faces and edges and very rich in Chlorite inclusions. Highlight the large number of inclusions of an unknown nature. For specialized collectors in minerals rich in inclusions.
Diamantina, Jequitinhonha, Minas Gerais  Brazil (2007)

Specimen size: 8.4 × 6.4 × 4.2 cm = 3.31”

Main crystal size: 7.1 × 2,0 cm = 2.80”


minID: 3AM-KH2
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Quartz (variety smoky) with inclusions and Chlorite. Quartz (variety smoky) with inclusions and Chlorite.
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Quartz (variety smoky)
Quartz (variety smoky). Quartz (variety smoky).
 

9MC14F5: One can see different crystals that have grown in various directions. To me it looks like it is the very complex crystallization that gives the specimen so many faces, which means that any movement creates numerous reflections. It is a very original floater with zones of smoky color and multi-colored reflection from its interior. For Quartz specialists.
Sâo Geraldo do Baixio, Governador Valadares, Vale do Rio Doce, Minas Gerais  Brazil (09/2002)

Specimen size: 9.0 × 7.0 × 5.0 cm = 3.54” × 2.76” × 1.97”

Main crystal size: 4.5 × 3.0 cm = 1.77” × 1.18”

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Huréaulite, Rockbridgeite, Quartz
 

9TE95H9: Group of quite well defined crystals, deep pink, on a matrix of Quartz partially covered by botryoidal deep green, almost black, Rockbridgeite. Manganese and iron phosphates respectively.
Fazenda Pomarolli, Linópolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Governador Valadares, Vale do Rio Doce, Minas Gerais  Brazil (2006)

Specimen size: 9.0 × 7.0 × 5.0 cm = 3.54”

Photos: Joaquim Callén

minID: F2L-GT7
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Huréaulite, Rockbridgeite, Quartz. Huréaulite, Rockbridgeite, Quartz.
Huréaulite, Rockbridgeite, Quartz.
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Doubly terminated Beryl (variety aquamarine)
Doubly terminated Beryl (variety aquamarine). Front
Front
Doubly terminated Beryl (variety aquamarine). Rear
Rear
Doubly terminated Beryl (variety aquamarine). Top
Top
 

6TC27K9: Two doubly terminated crystals in parallel growth, light blue in color. Both retain their terminations, partially perforated by dissolution channels that pass through both crystals as far as their mid-sections.
Medina, Minas Gerais  Brazil

Specimen size: 8.4 × 1.8 × 1.1 cm = 3.31”


minID: 7LT-K2R
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Cuprite, Calcite
 

9AH16Q6: Groups of octahedral crystals with very well defined faces and edges and a deep red color on internal reflection. They are in a cavity, covered by Calcite crystals, that protects them. This opencast mine started its work in 1978.
Mashamba West Mine, Kolwezi District, Lualaba, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba)  Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire) (1994)

Specimen size: 8.5 × 7.4 × 5.4 cm = 3.35”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.4  cm = 0.20”

Former collection of Josep Amigó (Silvane)

minID: GHH-CCD
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Cuprite, Calcite. Cuprite, Calcite.
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Fluorite, Quartz
Fluorite, Quartz. Fluorite, Quartz.
 

9NV66T0: Group of cubic crystals with echeloned growths on some of their faces and very well defined geometrical color zoning, deep violet in the inner crystal and more bluish on the external areas. The sample is from material compiled for years by Fernando Brugos, former owner of the La Viesca claim. This material has been accurately documented, regarding the different pockets as well as the dates of the finds. A classic, currently very difficult to find.
La Viesca Mine, Reguerín II pocket, La Collada mining area, Huergo, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (12/2001)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 4.3 × 4.5 cm = 2.44”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 1.1 cm = 0.47”

Former Fernando Brugos

minID: 3KF-T7R
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Sphalerite, Galena, Dolomite
 

9N96EK0: Group of very sharp, twinned crystals of excellent honey color and luster on a matrix very rich in Galena and Dolomite. Due to the appearance and the association with Galena it looks different that the usual specimens from Áliva, but it is really from there
Las Mánforas Mine, Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria  Spain

Specimen size: 9.4 × 6.6 × 4.6 cm = 3.70”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.5 cm = 0.20”

Photos: Joaquim Callén

minID: X9G-3L7
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Sphalerite, Galena, Dolomite. Sphalerite, Galena, Dolomite.
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Sceptered Quartz (variety amethyst) on Quartz (variety smoky)
Sceptered Quartz (variety amethyst) on Quartz (variety smoky). Sceptered Quartz (variety amethyst) on Quartz (variety smoky).
 

8NE90W4: Scepter growth partially doubly terminated, bright, between transparent and translucent and with a very deep violet color. On smoky Quartz matrix.
Mas Sever Quarry, Massabè (Mas Ceber), Sils, Comarca La Selva, Girona / Gerona, Catalonia  Spain (04/2005)

Specimen size: 6.5 × 4.6 × 4 cm = 2.56”

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Quartz (variety amethyst), Quartz (variety smoky), Microcline
 

9MY17Q1: Very esthetic Group, with parallel growths and very deep color especially concentrated on the zones near the edges. This type of pieces, in this deposit, correspond in origin to myarolytic cavities, so small cavities within a granitic rock where pneumatolytic minerals has developed, Quartz in this case.
Soliva Quarry (AVE Quarry works), Can Sala, Riudarenes, Comarca La Selva, Girona / Gerona, Catalonia  Spain (2005)

Specimen size: 10.5 × 7.0 × 4.0 cm = 4.13”

Main crystal size: 3.7 × 2.4 cm = 1.46”


minID: LWT-HQP
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Quartz (variety amethyst), Quartz (variety smoky), Microcline. Quartz (variety amethyst), Quartz (variety smoky), Microcline.
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Stannite, Arsenopyrite, Quartz
Stannite, Arsenopyrite, Quartz. Stannite, Arsenopyrite, Quartz.
 

9AF27Q0: Botryoidal growths of Stannite crystals whose faces and edges have very pronounced curvatures, of deep grey color, with very well defined crystals of Arsenopyrite and Quartz. The piece has a slight fissure but the matrix is stable. The Stannite, which in this locality is easily confused with Sphalerite, has been properly analyzed and we’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer. A mine that has produced excellent world-class examples of Fluorite and interesting sulphides.
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province  China (2004)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 5.4 × 3.9 cm = 2.44”

Main crystal size: 0.3 × 0.2 cm = 0.12”

Photos: Joaquim Callén

Former collection of Josep Amigó (Silvane)

minID: PR0-JN7
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Fluorite, Muscovite, Quartz, Arsenopyrite

Recorded under LED light
 

5MG68T1: Group of crystals formed by dominant cube faces, beveled by the rhombododecahedron and truncated by the octahedron, poorly defined, with rough faces and curvatures. In matrix, cut on the back to give balance to the unit. With Muscovite, white Quartz and small Arsenopyrite crystals. A mine that has produced excellent world-class examples of Fluorite.
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province  China (10/2006)

Specimen size: 12.6 × 8.8 × 4.6 cm = 4.96”

Main crystal size: 2.8 × 2.2 cm = 1.10”

Fluorescent long UV & minor fluorescence short UV

Former Jan Buma collection. Number 070302

minID: HX5-WXY
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Fluorite, Muscovite, Quartz, Arsenopyrite. Fluorite, Muscovite, Quartz, Arsenopyrite.
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Fluorite, Quartz
Fluorite, Quartz. Fluorite, Quartz.
 

9MX27T1: Group of transparent cubic crystals with very well defined faces and edges and a pale green color with small areas of intense and deep violet color. On matrix, with small crystals of Quartz. It's not so common to see a "phantoms" Fluorite from China.
Xianghuapu Mine, Xianghualing Sn-polymetallic ore field, Linwu, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province  China (±2001)

Specimen size: 11.8 × 11.4 × 3.6 cm = 4.65”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 1.6 cm = 0.67”

Photos: Joaquim Callén

Minor fluorescence long UV

Former Jan Buma collection. Number 011039

minID: TK4-8MQ
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Quartz with Muscovite inclusions, Fluorite, Dolomite
 

8ME76W8: Floater group of Quartz crystals with phantom growths. They are partially coated by transparent cubic crystals of Fluorite, extraordinarily bright and with a neat sky blue color, and by small White crystals of Dolomite on the back. We’ll send the Jan Buma collection card to the buyer of the sample.
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province  China (±2008)

Specimen size: 9.6 × 6.8 × 3.3 cm = 3.78”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 1.1 cm = 0.63”

Fluorescent long UV & minor fluorescence short UV

Former Jan Buma collection. Number 081001

minID: E0U-Y0V
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Quartz with Muscovite inclusions, Fluorite, Dolomite. Quartz with Muscovite inclusions, Fluorite, Dolomite.
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Sphalerite, Quartz
Sphalerite, Quartz. Sphalerite, Quartz.
Sphalerite, Quartz.
 

9HK26S9: Druse of complex Sphalerite crystals. They are transparent, very bright, and have a very intense orange color with red shades being partially coated by microcrystalline translucent Quartz.
Rucheng Mine, Caojia, Nuanshui, Rucheng, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province  China (2009)

Specimen size: 4.9 × 3.2 × 3.8 cm = 1.93”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1.2 cm = 0.59”

Photos: Joaquim Callén
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Sphalerite, Galena, Calcite
 

6EA27R3: Group of complex, transparent, brilliant Sphalerite crystals with excellent color. The crystals are on matrix, partially covered by white lenticular Calcite crystals and small cube-octahedral crystals of Galena, exhibiting good contrast between the three species.
Rucheng Mine, Caojia, Nuanshui, Rucheng, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province  China (2010)

Specimen size: 8.2 × 7.7 × 3.3 cm = 3.23”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.9 cm = 0.43”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV

minID: WJ0-G2F
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Sphalerite, Galena, Calcite. Sphalerite, Galena, Calcite.
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Scorodite, Pyrite
Scorodite, Pyrite.
 

9MF89W5: Sharp dipyramidal crystals of Scorodite. They are translucent, have a color between green and blue-green (with day light), have a considerable size and are on matrix, with small crystals of Pyrite from Skarn-type lead-zinc deposit.
Pingtouling Mine, Liannan, Qingyuan Prefecture, Guangdong Province  China

Specimen size: 8.4 × 6.8 × 4.3 cm = 3.31”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.6 cm = 0.28”


minID: YUP-5T6
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Copper after Cuprite and with Cuprite
 

9TA89S0: Group of very well developed crystals of native Copper, some of them perimorphs after Cuprite and coated by aggregates of octahedral crystals of the same species that are very bright and with slightly curved faces and edges. Origin from VMS ("volcanogenic massive sulphide") deposit
Poteryaevskoe Mine, block 2-1, ↓100 m., Rubtsovsky District, Altai Krai  Russia (20-25/11/2010)

Specimen size: 6.8 × 6.2 × 3.4 cm = 2.68”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.6 cm = 0.35”


minID: KFK-291
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Copper after Cuprite and with Cuprite. Copper after Cuprite and with Cuprite. Photo: Joaquim Callén
Photo: Joaquim Callén
Copper after Cuprite and with Cuprite.
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Datolite, Quartz
Datolite, Quartz. Datolite, Quartz.
 

8AA150V2: Group of transparent crystals of Datolite with very well defined faces and edges, with extraordinary luster and transparency, light green color with slightly bluish reflections. They are on a matrix of white crystals of Quartz, some of them doubly terminated.
Bor Pit, Dalnegorsk B deposit, Dalnegorsk, Dalnegorsk Urban District, Primorsky Krai  Russia (2001)

Specimen size: 5.5 × 4.3 × 3.5 cm = 2.17”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 1.6 cm = 0.67”

Former collection of Josep Amigó (Silvane)

minID: G97-4XL
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Datolite, Quartz
 

8TA140W4: Partially doubly terminated short prismatic crystal of Datolite, bright and with a clear green color and fine striations, perpendicular to the main axis due to the geometrical insertion of completely flat crystals of smoky Quartz, also present as well developed small and doubly terminated crystals.
Bor Pit, Dalnegorsk B deposit, Dalnegorsk, Dalnegorsk Urban District, Primorsky Krai  Russia

Specimen size: 5.8 × 4.4 × 3.9 cm = 2.28”

Very fluorescent long & short UV
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Datolite, Quartz. Front
Front
Datolite, Quartz. Side
Side
Order
Quartz
Quartz. Quartz.
 

9EF26R9: Group of translucent crystals of Quartz. They are slightly spindled and most of them are doubly terminated, and they have inclusions which clearly define phantoms. The terminations of the crystals present greater transparency.
Dalnegorsk, Dalnegorsk Urban District, Primorsky Krai  Russia (±1990)

Specimen size: 8.1 × 6.2 × 2.9 cm = 3.19”

Main crystal size: 6.0 × 1.1 cm = 2.36”

Photos: Joaquim Callén

minID: J5N-65A
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Epidote
 

9EA86S9: Group of crystals, of pistachio green color, with very simple forms but with a very uncommon habit, the predominance of a very well developed frontal pinacoid that results in the crystal being really smooth. The crystals are bright and deep green, almost black. This specimen was a novelty at Sainte Marie-aux-Mines 2011.
Raywoo Mine, Quetta District, Balochistan (Baluchistan)  Pakistan (2011)

Specimen size: 5.2 × 4.9 × 3.0 cm = 2.05”

Photos: Joaquim Callén

minID: JT2-84U
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Epidote. Epidote.
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Epidote
Epidote. Epidote.
 

9EF87T2: Floater group of pistachio green color but with a very unusual habit, pseudo-octahedral, and with a feebly developed frontal pinacoid. The crystals are thick for the species. This specimen was a novelty at Sainte Marie-aux-Mines 2011.
Raywoo Mine, Quetta District, Balochistan (Baluchistan)  Pakistan (2011)

Specimen size: 9.6 × 6.4 × 6.4 cm = 3.78”

Main crystal size: 5.5 × 4.6 cm = 2.17”

Photos: Joaquim Callén
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Fluorite (octahedral), Moscovite, Schorl
 

9ME89K6: An floating octahedral crystal, with truncated vertex in cube faces. The pink color is deeper on the cube faces with Muscovite matrix and small Schorl crystals. This specimen was a novelty on München 2007.
Nagar, Hunza Valley, Nagar District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas)  Pakistan (09-10/2007)

Specimen size: 4.7 × 3.2 × 3.1 cm = 1.85”

Main crystal size: 3.2 × 3.0 cm = 1.26”

Photos: Joaquim Callén

minID: 0RW-FAW
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Fluorite (octahedral), Moscovite, Schorl. Fluorite (octahedral), Moscovite, Schorl.
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Azurite
Azurite. Azurite.
 

9TD27N0: Azurite, on Quartz matrix, forms flattened crystals with parallel growths and multiple terminations. The luster and the color are very good. The lower part of some crystals and part of the matrix are covered by material that, after being analyzed, has turned out to be a mixture of clays, limestone powder and some submicrocrystalline copper phosphate. This specimen was a novelty at Tucson 2009.
Tazalarht Quarry, Taroudant Province, Souss-Massa Region  Morocco (10/2008)

Specimen size: 7 × 6.4 × 5.1 cm = 2.76”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.5 cm = 0.24”

Photos: Joaquim Callén

minID: V9J-8MD
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Azurite
 

9TF66R4: Aggregate of very flattened lenticular crystals of deep color, with a curious coating that, when analyzed, turned out to be a melange of clay, chalky powder and some kind of submicrocrystalline copper phosphate.
Tazalarht Quarry, Taroudant Province, Souss-Massa Region  Morocco (10/2008)

Specimen size: 8.4 × 7.8 × 2.9 cm = 3.31”

Main crystal size: 1.0 × 0.5 cm = 0.39”

Photos: Joaquim Callén

minID: C4U-0PY
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Azurite. Azurite.
Order
Azurite
Azurite. Azurite.
 

9NH46P2: Group of complex doubly terminated crystals formed by polycrystalline parallel groups deeply blue color. The group is on rock sandstone matrix. This type's specimen are found in a specific stratigraphic level of little development, among other strata formed by dolomitized rocks.
Kerrouchen, Khénifra Province, Beni Mellal-Khenifra Region  Morocco (2007)

Specimen size: 6.0 × 4.0 × 2.8 cm = 2.36”

Main crystal size: 6.0 × 3.1 cm = 2.36”

Photos: Joaquim Callén

minID: 5KV-HR5
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Chalcopyrite, Siderite
 

8ED160W2: A novelty at St. Marie 2012. Drusy growth, on matrix, of sharp short disphenoidal crystals of Chalcopyrite with a false appearance of the tetrahedron. They have very well defined faces and edges, are extraordinarily bright and some of them are very individualized.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (12/2011-01/2012)

Specimen size: 6.5 × 5.7 × 3.6 cm = 2.56”

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 0.9 cm = 0.51”


minID: ME3-9U1
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Chalcopyrite, Siderite. Chalcopyrite, Siderite.
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Erythrite
Erythrite. Erythrite.
 

8EV69V9: Fanlike aggregates, on matrix, of sharp flattened prismatic crystals with a very deep color and intense luster.
Agoudal Centre Quarry, Agoudal, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (04-05/2010)

Specimen size: 10.7 × 7.7 × 7.4 cm = 4.21”

Main crystal size: 1.0 × 0.4 cm = 0.39”


minID: U1U-MN1
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Silver
 

9TZ89Q0: A scultural growth, very aerial and esthetic, of microcrystals with skeletal forms, on matrix. The piece is from an old find in Imiter, probably around the decade of the 90’s and unusual as the habitual has a crystalline aspect. A Silver mine with epithermal origin.
Imiter Mine, Jebel Saghro, Imiter District, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (±1990)

Specimen size: 6.8 × 5.5 × 2.9 cm = 2.68”

Main crystal size: 3.7 × 2.2 cm = 1.46”

Photos: Joaquim Callén

minID: K3R-MPN
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Silver. Silver.
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Acanthite, Pyrite, Calcite
Acanthite, Pyrite, Calcite. Acanthite, Pyrite, Calcite.
Acanthite, Pyrite, Calcite.
 

9EF89L9: A novelty from the Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines Mineral Show 2008. Uniaxial and parallel growth of octahedral Acanthite pseudomorphous after Argentite crystals. With very well defined faces and edges, these specimens have an exceptional luster, much better than other Acanthite specimens from Imiter we have seen before. On the back side of the sample one can see small Pyrite and Calcite crystals. Imiter mine is an epithermal deposit of Neoproterozoic Ag-Hg included in black pelites.
Imiter Mine, Jebel Saghro, Imiter District, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (12/2007)

Specimen size: 4 × 4 × 2.5 cm = 1.57”

Main crystal size:  2.5 × 2 cm = 0.98”

Photos: Joaquim Callén

minID: C8A-4WR
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Calcite
 

9TA66Q0: Very aerial polycrystalline botryoidal growths with white, slightly pinkish, color, on Limonite matrix. This mine has contributed with 72 type locality (TL) species to the mineralogy.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 4.7 × 2.9 × 2.2 cm = 1.85”

Photos: Joaquim Callén

Very fluorescent long & short UV

minID: KF2-T9E
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Calcite. Calcite.
Order
Copper
Copper. Copper.
 

9MF70Q1: Very aerial group of crystals better formed than usual, some of them with very well defined crystalline forms, of good size and luster. This mine operated from 1854 to 1898, producing more than 23 thousand tons of refined copper.
Central Mine, Central, Keweenaw County, Michigan  USA

Specimen size: 3.3 × 3.1 × 1.5 cm = 1.30”

Photos: Joaquim Callén

minID: CUW-DRR
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Elbaite
 

8TG175W4: Floater and complete crystal that has an excellent flat termination, with small faces of the rhombohedron and, on the opposite end, a polycrystalline growth with acute rhombohedral terminations. The color zoning, typical for the locality, is very well marked, with a green cap and pinkish-red shades in the body of the crystal.
Himalaya Mine, Gem Hill, Mesa Grande District, San Diego County, California  USA

Specimen size: 2.2 × 2.0 × 2.0 cm = 0.87”


minID: UPL-8QY
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Elbaite. Front
Front
Elbaite. Rear
Rear
Order
Quartz
Quartz. Front
Front
Quartz. Side
Side
Quartz. Detail
Detail
 

8EQ89V2: 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. The Banská Štiavnica ore district is in the central Slovakia zone of Neogene Volcanic Field.
Banská Štiavnica (Schemnitz), Banská Štiavnica District, Banská Bystrica Region  Slovak Republic (05/2011)

Specimen size: 15.5 × 8.5 × 9.0  cm = 6.10”

Main crystal size: 14.0 × 4.5 cm = 5.51”


minID:  QX5-GMD
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Axinite-(Fe)
Axinite-(Fe)  

9TD14W1: Parallel growth of very elongated crystals. They are translucent and have a brown color with mauve shades. A Japanese classic whose origin is skarn developed by boron and fluorine injection into wall rock.
The sample is with a handmade label of an unknown collection that we'll send to the buyer.
Obira Mine, Bungo-Ohno City, Oita Prefecture, Kyushu Region  Japan

Specimen size:  3.9 × 1.7 × 1.0 cm = 1.54”


minID: XM2-V8M
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Axinite-(Fe).
Order
Doubly terminated Calcite with inclusions
Doubly terminated Calcite with inclusions. Front
Front
Doubly terminated Calcite with inclusions. Top
Top
 

8TF130Y4: Doubly terminated crystal, on matrix, with very complex forms. It is bright and transparent and shows a phantom growth in its central zone.
Pune District (Poonah District), Maharashtra  India

Specimen size: 4.3 × 4.1 × 3.2 cm = 1.69”


minID: JX6-YQW
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Order
Celestine, Sulfur
 

6GQ47R9: Group of prismatic white crystals with very well defined faces and edges, on a native Sulfur matrix. The combination of these two species represents an Italian classic represented in most of the world's public and private collections.
La Grasta Mine, Delia, Caltanissetta Province, Sicily  Italy

Specimen size: 11.4 × 6.6 × 5.4 cm = 4.49”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.6 cm = 0.39”

Former collection of Pedro Goy. Number 166

minID: X4M-UHN
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Celestine, Sulfur. Celestine, Sulfur.
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Quartz (variety amethyst) after Calcite with Hematite
Quartz (variety amethyst) after Calcite with Hematite. Front
Front
Quartz (variety amethyst) after Calcite with Hematite. Rear
Rear
Quartz (variety amethyst) after Calcite with Hematite. Bottom
Bottom
 

6TP58L7: Large lenticular Calcite crystal, partially dissolved, covered and replaced almost entirely by Quartz crystals (variety amethyst), with dark inclusions of probably Hematite, on the edges of the Calcite. Different.
Santiño Quarry, Tres Cerros de Santiño area, Artigas Department  Uruguay (2006)

Specimen size: 16.8 × 8.9 × 1.8 cm = 6.61”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 1.5 cm = 0.63”


minID: 056-TQ9
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Order
Chrysocolla after Boleite
 

8TA90V1: Aggregate on matrix of Chrysocolla pseudomorphs after small crystals of Boleite and also forming concretions and botryoidal growths. This rare pseudomorph was discovered a few years ago in an area near Amelia (not in the mine itself), but until the end of 2010 new samples had not been recovered.
Manto 3, Santa Rosalía (El Boleo), Boleo District, Municipio Mulegé, Baja California Sur  Mexico (10-12/2010)

Specimen size: 5.7 × 4 × 3.4 cm = 2.24”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.6 cm = 0.24”


minID: 6R6-EQW
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Chrysocolla after Boleite. Chrysocolla after Boleite.
Order
Acanthite
Acanthite.
 

6GR96Q5: Very aerial parallel growths of cubic crystals with perfectly sharp faces and edges, partially skeletal. This Acanthite has retained an excellent luster and color, characteristic of specimens from this mine, the Rayas mine, Guanajuato, Guanajuato Municipality, Mexico.
San Juan de Rayas Mine, Guanajuato, Municipio Guanajuato  Mexico

Specimen size: 1.9 × 1.6 × 0.7 cm = 0.75”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.7 cm = 0.31”

Former collection of Pedro Goy. Number 180

minID: 3KV-WMR
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Order
Vanadinite
 

8TY16V4: A novelty at Tucson 2012. Unusual crystalline shape for the Vanadinite, whose aggregates, very aerial, are formed by crystals with a prism and an acute dipyramid with very well defined faces and edges and are on matrix with small crystals of Calcite. They show a creamy color and are on matrix.
This sample has been noted and photographed in the Mineralogical Record magazine (January-February 2018, pg. 167)
San Antonio Mine (San Antonio el Grande Mine), chimenea Cox, level 4, East Camp, Santa Eulalia District, Municipio Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua  Mexico (2011)

Specimen size: 3.4 × 2.9 × 1.8 cm = 1.34”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 0.5 cm = 0.59”


minID: A41-WY2
Express Specimen
Vanadinite.
Order
Calcite
Calcite. Calcite.
 

5FT86: Two generations of Calcite. The first generation is stalactitic Calcite, while in the second generation the Calcite takes the more classic crystalline form for the locality. Crystals of both generations have good luster, and both appear partially colored by brown iron oxides. A very decorative piece originating in the Cretaceous carbonate strata of the Sierra de Santa Eulalia.
Santa Eulalia District, Municipio Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua  Mexico (1988)

Specimen size: 13.5 × 9 × 7.8 cm = 5.31”

Former Martin Oliete collection. Number 320

minID: 88M-FC1
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Order
Adamite
 

5TD76M9: Cascading globular growths and well individualized crystals, of yellow color and intense brilliance, that contrast with the ocher limonite matrix. Adamite is a secondary mineral found in zinc deposits that also contain arsenic minerals.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico

Specimen size: 9.2 × 7 × 3.9 cm = 3.62”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.1 cm = 0.16”

Fluorescent long & short UV

minID: 842-LT5
Express Specimen
Adamite. Adamite.
Order

Express Minerals by Carles Manresa

USA

Copper
Copper. Copper.
 

1M26: Arborescent growths of native Copper with some crystals having defined edges and rhombododecahedron faces.
Copper Harbor, Lake Superior, Keweenaw County, Michigan  USA

Specimen size: 5.2 × 4.2 cm = 2.05” × 1.65”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.6 cm = 0.28” × 0.24”


minID: 992-EDY
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Order
Epidote
 

2T08: Fan-like aggregate of crystals with a very fine prismatic habit and with sharp pyramidal terminations, very lustrous, and with some small Quartz crystals. Both the morphology of the crystal and the type of aggregate are different from what is normal in Prince of Wales specimens.
Prince of Wales Island, Ketchikan District, Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Borough, Alaska  USA (2003-2005)

Specimen size: 1.7 × 5.1 × 2.0 cm = 0.67” × 2.01” × 0.79”

Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Epidote.
Order

Mexico

Adamite
Adamite.
 

2M14: Globular growths that have a yellowish green color, shiny, that contrasts with the dark Limonite matrix.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico (03/2008)

Specimen size: 4.2 × 5.8 × 4.2 cm = 1.65” × 2.28” × 1.65”

Photo: Joaquim Callén

minID: XTJ-60L
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Order
Rhodochrosite, Pyrrothite, Galena
 

2T09: Botryoidal growths of Rhodochrosite, deep pink, on matrix, with Galena and lenticular Pyrrhotite crystals.
Potosí Mine, Santo Domingo (Francisco Portillo), Santa Eulalia District, Municipio Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua  Mexico

Specimen size: 2.4 × 2.0 × 1.2 cm = 0.94” × 0.79” × 0.47”

Photo: Joaquim Callén
Express Specimen
Rhodochrosite, Pyrrothite, Galena.
Order
Duftite, Calcite
Duftite, Calcite.
 

3M12: Botryoidal growths of micro-crystals of Duftite, some of them very well defined under a binocular microscope. They are clear green to slightly darker green and their luster varies from bright to dull, associated with transparent and colorless crystals of Calcite, coating a limonite matrix.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico (2012)

Specimen size: 4.3 × 6.0 cm = 1.69” × 2.36”

Photo: Joaquim Callén

minID: Q05-PYU
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Spain

Beryl (variety emerald), Phlogopite
 

4N45: Group of Beryl crystals (variety emerald), two of them clearly dominant, greenish in color, which retain their hexagonal shape, and partially coated by shiny black Phlogopite crystals. From the most classic Spanish locality for Emerald, although nowadays it is quite impossible to obtain specimens there.
Emerald Deposit, A Franqueira, A Cañiza, Comarca Paradanta, Pontevedra, Galicia  Spain

Specimen size: 5.7 × 4.6 cm = 2.24” × 1.81”

Main crystal size: 5.5 × 2.2 cm = 2.17” × 0.87”

Photos: Joaquim Callén

minID: 9P0-GAH
Express Specimen
Beryl (variety emerald), Phlogopite. Beryl (variety emerald), Phlogopite.
Order
Anatase
Anatase.
 

1N56: Small but very well defined and shiny Anatase crystals, black and delicately striated, having the simple forms of the dipyramid, scattered over a rocky matrix.
De la Baña Lake (Lago de la Baña), La Baña, Encinedo, Comarca La Cabrera, León, Castile and León  Spain (1966)

Specimen size: 2.5 × 2.3 cm = 0.98” × 0.91”

Main crystal size: 0.2 × 0.15 cm = 0.08” × 0.06”


minID: N5K-U9U
Express Specimen
Order
Villamanínite, Calcite
 

3N09: Octahedral crystals, one of them clearly dominant, of Villamaninite. The crystals are firmly seated in their Calcite matrix. Found in the area of the Providencia Mine, the type locality for the species.
Providencia Mine (La Divina Providencia), La Foceja, Villanueva de Pontedo, Cármenes (Villamanín), Comarca Los Argüellos, León, Castile and León  Spain (2010-2011)

Specimen size: 1.5 × 1.6 × 1.2 cm = 0.59” × 0.63” × 0.47”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.3 cm = 0.20” × 0.12”

Type locality

Photos: Joaquim Callén

minID: EET-61A
Express Specimen
Villamanínite, Calcite. Villamanínite, Calcite.
Order
Villamanínite, Calcita
Villamanínite, Calcita.
 

1N06: Octahedral crystals, one of them clearly dominant, of Villamanínite. The crystals are firmly seated in the Calcite matrix. Found in the area of the La Divina Providencia Mine, the type locality for the species.
Providencia Mine (La Divina Providencia), La Foceja, Villanueva de Pontedo, Cármenes (Villamanín), Comarca Los Argüellos, León, Castile and León  Spain (2010-2011)

Specimen size: 1.6 × 3.0 × 2.3 cm = 0.63” × 1.18” × 0.91”

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

Type locality

minID: P2Q-HQ3
Express Specimen
Order
Calcite
 

4N47: Parallel growths of doubly terminated and polycrystalline, scalenohedral Calcite crystals with a slightly yellowish color and of considerable size, with very well defined faces and edges, from a mine that was very famous for its Fluorites.
Coroña Shaft, Josefa-Veneros Norte vein, Coroña de Arriba-La Collada, La Collada mining area, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (1980)

Specimen size: 16.7 × 21.2 cm = 6.57” × 8.35”

Main crystal size: 12.3 × 18.7 cm = 4.84” × 7.36”

Photo: Joaquim Callén

minID: 9F8-E5E
Express Specimen
Calcite.
Order
Baryte, Fluorite, Dolomite
Baryte, Fluorite, Dolomite.
 

3N11: Group of slightly yellow tabular crystals, an unusual color for specimens of Baryte from this mine, on massive Fluorite and Dolomite matrix. A quality specimen.
Moscona Mine, El Llano, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Comarca Avilés, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (1995)

Specimen size: 6.6 × 7.5 cm = 2.60” × 2.95”

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 0.5 cm = 0.51” × 0.20”

Photo: Joaquim Callén

minID: UYW-5Q2
Express Specimen
Order
Fluorite
 

3T12: Aggregate of cubic Fluorite crystals with well-defined tetrahexahedron faces. They are bluish in color, transparent and shiny.
Jaimina Mine, Obdulia vein, Caravia mining area, Trechorio, Carrales, Caravia, Comarca Oriente, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (2016)

Specimen size: 5.2 × 4.1 cm = 2.05” × 1.61”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 1.9 cm = 0.87” × 0.75”

Photo: Joaquim Callén

minID: PTY-Q7D
Express Specimen
Fluorite.
Order
Fluorite
Fluorite. Fluorite.
 

1N51: Group of transparent crystals between colorless and slightly blue. The crystals are very sharp and some of them have a marked color zonation on the cube edges, with hydrocarbon inclusions.
Emilio Mine, Obdulia vein, Caravia mining area, La Rubiera, Loroñe, Colunga, Comarca de la Sidra, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (10/2004)

Specimen size: 8.5 × 6.0 × 5.2 cm = 3.35” × 2.36” × 2.05”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1.4 cm = 0.59” × 0.55”


minID: UDR-422
Express Specimen
Order
Fluorite, Calcite, Barite
 

3N97: Druse of cubic Fluorite crystals, pale purple color, with dark color zoning on the edges of some cubes, on matrix, with Quartz and Calcite crystals.
Llamas Quarry, Obdulia vein, Caravia mining area, Las Cabañas, Duyos, Caravia, Comarca Oriente, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (2010-2011)

Specimen size: 9.6 × 9.5 × 5.0 cm = 3.78” × 3.74” × 1.97”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 1.7  cm = 0.87” × 0.67”

Photos: Joaquim Callén

minID: 0FX-2XQ
Express Specimen
Fluorite, Calcite, Barite. Fluorite, Calcite, Barite.
Order
Doubly terminated Quartz with inclusions of hydrocarbons
Doubly terminated Quartz with inclusions of hydrocarbons.
 

4N46: Group of three biterminated crystals in parallel growth, with well defined faces and edges, and abundant inclusions of organic origin and small remnants of rock matrix.
Emilio Mine, "Zona Intermedia", Obdulia vein, Caravia mining area, La Rubiera, Loroñe, Colunga, Comarca de la Sidra, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (09-11/2004)

Specimen size: 4.5 × 9.0  cm = 1.77” × 3.54”

Main crystal size: 4.0 × 5.8 cm = 1.57” × 2.28”

Photo: Joaquim Callén

minID: 122-4LQ
Express Specimen
Order
Sphalerite, Dolomite
 

3N15: Parallel polycrystalline growths with slightly curved faces and edges, transparent, shiny and with a deep honey color. Faces are partially covered by Dolomite crystals.
Las Mánforas Mine, Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria  Spain

Specimen size: 4.2 × 7.0 cm = 1.65” × 2.76”

Photo: Joaquim Callén

minID: QWH-39E
Express Specimen
Sphalerite, Dolomite.
Order
Sphalerite, Dolomite, Siderite
Sphalerite, Dolomite, Siderite. Sphalerite, Dolomite, Siderite.
 

3N96: Druse of small, complex, twinned Sphalerite crystals, shiny and transparent and with a very deep honey color. The matrix is partially coated by small, white Dolomite crystals and rhombohedral Siderite crystals. This mine is currently abandoned and flooded, and its old galleries are completely inaccessible.
Troya Mine, Mutiloa, Comarca Goyerri, Gipuzkoa / Guipúzcoa, Euskadi  Spain (1985)

Specimen size: 10.2 × 9.8 × 5.5 cm = 4.02” × 3.86” × 2.17”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.7 cm = 0.43” × 0.28”

Photos: Joaquim Callén

minID: WYN-25H
Express Specimen
Order
Pyromorphite
 

7ND20: Minas de El Horcajo will forever be associated with legendary Pyromorphites. Hearing or reading this name transports us to a mineralogical myth, often a source of desire. At the beginning of the 20th century, the El Horcajo mine produced excellent specimens of Pyromorphites of various shapes and colors. It is exciting to be able to offer a number of this type of pieces past more than 100 years, a true oldie.

Miniature formed by prismatic crystals, of excellent color, some of them doubly terminated and with color zoning.

El Horcajo Mines, El Horcajo, Almodóvar del Campo, Comarca Campo de Calatrava, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (±1910)

Specimen size: 1.5 × 1.1 × 0.9 cm = 0.59” × 0.43” × 0.35”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.3 cm = 0.43” × 0.12”

Photo: Joaquim Callén
Express Specimen
Pyromorphite.
Order
Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite.
 

7NE45: Minas de El Horcajo will forever be associated with legendary Pyromorphites. Hearing or reading this name transports us to a mineralogical myth, often a source of desire. At the beginning of the 20th century, the El Horcajo mine produced excellent specimens of Pyromorphites of various shapes and colors. It is exciting to be able to offer a number of this type of pieces past more than 100 years, a true oldie.

Miniature formed by prismatic crystals, of excellent color, some of them doubly terminated and with color zoning.
El Horcajo Mines, El Horcajo, Almodóvar del Campo, Comarca Campo de Calatrava, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (±1910)

Specimen size: 1.5 × 1.2 × 1.1 cm = 0.59” × 0.47” × 0.43”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.2 cm = 0.24” × 0.08”

Photo: Joaquim Callén
Express Specimen
Order
Pyromorphite
 

7NP60: Minas de El Horcajo will forever be associated with legendary Pyromorphites. Hearing or reading this name transports us to a mineralogical myth, often a source of desire. At the beginning of the 20th century, the El Horcajo mine produced excellent specimens of Pyromorphites of various shapes and colors. It is exciting to be able to offer a number of this type of pieces past more than 100 years, a true oldie.

Miniature formed by prismatic crystals, of excellent color, some of them doubly terminated and with color zoning.
El Horcajo Mines, El Horcajo, Almodóvar del Campo, Comarca Campo de Calatrava, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (±1910)

Specimen size: 1.6 × 1.5 × 1.5 cm = 0.63” × 0.59” × 0.59”

Photo: Joaquim Callén
Express Specimen
Pyromorphite.
Order
Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite.
 

7NH50: Minas de El Horcajo will forever be associated with legendary Pyromorphites. Hearing or reading this name transports us to a mineralogical myth, often a source of desire. At the beginning of the 20th century, the El Horcajo mine produced excellent specimens of Pyromorphites of various shapes and colors. It is exciting to be able to offer a number of this type of pieces past more than 100 years, a true oldie.

Miniature formed by prismatic crystals, of excellent color, some of them doubly terminated and with color zoning.
El Horcajo Mines, El Horcajo, Almodóvar del Campo, Comarca Campo de Calatrava, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (±1910)

Specimen size: 2.0 × 1.5 × 1.0 cm = 0.79” × 0.59” × 0.39”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.5 cm = 0.43” × 0.20”

Photo: Joaquim Callén
Express Specimen
Order
Pyromorphite
 

7NL30: Minas de El Horcajo will forever be associated with legendary Pyromorphites. Hearing or reading this name transports us to a mineralogical myth, often a source of desire. At the beginning of the 20th century, the El Horcajo mine produced excellent specimens of Pyromorphites of various shapes and colors. It is exciting to be able to offer a number of this type of pieces past more than 100 years, a true oldie.

Group of prismatic crystals, on matrix, of an orange-brown color, defined and with color zoning.
El Horcajo Mines, El Horcajo, Almodóvar del Campo, Comarca Campo de Calatrava, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (±1910)

Specimen size: 1.7 × 1.7 × 1.0 cm = 0.67” × 0.67” × 0.39”

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 0.3 cm = 0.51” × 0.12”

Photo: Joaquim Callén
Express Specimen
Pyromorphite.
Order
Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite.
 

7NA40: Minas de El Horcajo will forever be associated with legendary Pyromorphites. Hearing or reading this name transports us to a mineralogical myth, often a source of desire. At the beginning of the 20th century, the El Horcajo mine produced excellent specimens of Pyromorphites of various shapes and colors. It is exciting to be able to offer a number of this type of pieces past more than 100 years, a true oldie.

Miniature formed by prismatic crystals, of excellent color, some of them doubly terminated and with color zoning.
El Horcajo Mines, El Horcajo, Almodóvar del Campo, Comarca Campo de Calatrava, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (±1910)

Specimen size: 1.8 × 1.4 × 1.1 cm = 0.71” × 0.55” × 0.43”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.15 cm = 0.31” × 0.06”

Photo: Joaquim Callén
Express Specimen
Order
Pyromorphite
 

7NT80: Minas de El Horcajo will forever be associated with legendary Pyromorphites. Hearing or reading this name transports us to a mineralogical myth, often a source of desire. At the beginning of the 20th century, the El Horcajo mine produced excellent specimens of Pyromorphites of various shapes and colors. It is exciting to be able to offer a number of this type of pieces past more than 100 years, a true oldie.

Miniature formed by prismatic crystals, of excellent color, some of them doubly terminated and with color zoning.
El Horcajo Mines, El Horcajo, Almodóvar del Campo, Comarca Campo de Calatrava, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain

Specimen size: 2.0 × 1.5 × 0.8 cm = 0.79” × 0.59” × 0.31”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 0.2 cm = 0.59” × 0.08”

Photo: Joaquim Callén
Express Specimen
Pyromorphite.
Order
Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite.
 

7NB60: Minas de El Horcajo will forever be associated with legendary Pyromorphites. Hearing or reading this name transports us to a mineralogical myth, often a source of desire. At the beginning of the 20th century, the El Horcajo mine produced excellent specimens of Pyromorphites of various shapes and colors. It is exciting to be able to offer a number of this type of pieces past more than 100 years, a true oldie.

Miniature formed by prismatic crystals, of excellent color, some of them doubly terminated and with color zoning.
El Horcajo Mines, El Horcajo, Almodóvar del Campo, Comarca Campo de Calatrava, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (±1910)

Specimen size: 2.1 × 1.6 × 1.6 cm = 0.83” × 0.63” × 0.63”

Main crystal size: 1.0 × 0.4 cm = 0.39” × 0.16”

Photo: Joaquim Callén
Express Specimen
Order
Pyromorphite
 

7NG70: Minas de El Horcajo will forever be associated with legendary Pyromorphites. Hearing or reading this name transports us to a mineralogical myth, often a source of desire. At the beginning of the 20th century, the El Horcajo mine produced excellent specimens of Pyromorphites of various shapes and colors. It is exciting to be able to offer a number of this type of pieces past more than 100 years, a true oldie.

Miniature formed by prismatic crystals, of excellent color, some of them doubly terminated and with color zoning.
El Horcajo Mines, El Horcajo, Almodóvar del Campo, Comarca Campo de Calatrava, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (±1910)

Specimen size: 1.8 × 1.8 × 1.3 cm = 0.71” × 0.71” × 0.51”

Express Specimen
Pyromorphite.
Order
Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite.
 

7NB30: Minas de El Horcajo will forever be associated with legendary Pyromorphites. Hearing or reading this name transports us to a mineralogical myth, often a source of desire. At the beginning of the 20th century, the El Horcajo mine produced excellent specimens of Pyromorphites of various shapes and colors. It is exciting to be able to offer a number of this type of pieces past more than 100 years, a true oldie.

Miniature formed by prismatic crystals, of excellent color, some of them doubly terminated and with color zoning.
El Horcajo Mines, El Horcajo, Almodóvar del Campo, Comarca Campo de Calatrava, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (±1910)

Specimen size: 3.3 × 2.7 × 1.8 cm = 1.30” × 1.06” × 0.71”

Photo: Joaquim Callén
Express Specimen
Order
Pyromorphite
 

7NR90: Minas de El Horcajo will forever be associated with legendary Pyromorphites. Hearing or reading this name transports us to a mineralogical myth, often a source of desire. At the beginning of the 20th century, the El Horcajo mine produced excellent specimens of Pyromorphites of various shapes and colors. It is exciting to be able to offer a number of this type of pieces past more than 100 years, a true oldie.

Miniature formed by prismatic crystals, of excellent color, some of them doubly terminated and with color zoning.
El Horcajo Mines, El Horcajo, Almodóvar del Campo, Comarca Campo de Calatrava, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (±1910)

Specimen size: 2.1 × 1.6 × 1.2 cm = 0.83” × 0.63” × 0.47”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 0.2 cm = 0.63” × 0.08”

Photo: Joaquim Callén
Express Specimen
Pyromorphite.
Order
Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite.
 

7NC40: Minas de El Horcajo will forever be associated with legendary Pyromorphites. Hearing or reading this name transports us to a mineralogical myth, often a source of desire. At the beginning of the 20th century, the El Horcajo mine produced excellent specimens of Pyromorphites of various shapes and colors. It is exciting to be able to offer a number of this type of pieces past more than 100 years, a true oldie.

Miniature formed by prismatic crystals, of excellent color, some of them doubly terminated and with color zoning.
El Horcajo Mines, El Horcajo, Almodóvar del Campo, Comarca Campo de Calatrava, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (±1910)

Specimen size: 2.2 × 1.0 × 0.8 cm = 0.87” × 0.39” × 0.31”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.5 cm = 0.24” × 0.20”

Photo: Joaquim Callén
Express Specimen
Order
Pyromorphite
 

7NJJ70: Minas de El Horcajo will forever be associated with legendary Pyromorphites. Hearing or reading this name transports us to a mineralogical myth, often a source of desire. At the beginning of the 20th century, the El Horcajo mine produced excellent specimens of Pyromorphites of various shapes and colors. It is exciting to be able to offer a number of this type of pieces past more than 100 years, a true oldie.

Miniature formed by prismatic crystals, of excellent color, some of them doubly terminated and with color zoning.
El Horcajo Mines, El Horcajo, Almodóvar del Campo, Comarca Campo de Calatrava, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (±1910)

Specimen size: 2.4 × 1.0 × 1.0 cm = 0.94” × 0.39” × 0.39”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.2 cm = 0.47” × 0.08”

Photo: Joaquim Callén
Express Specimen
Pyromorphite.
Order
Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite.
 

7NY60: Minas de El Horcajo will forever be associated with legendary Pyromorphites. Hearing or reading this name transports us to a mineralogical myth, often a source of desire. At the beginning of the 20th century, the El Horcajo mine produced excellent specimens of Pyromorphites of various shapes and colors. It is exciting to be able to offer a number of this type of pieces past more than 100 years, a true oldie.

Miniature formed by prismatic crystals, of excellent color, some of them doubly terminated and with color zoning.
El Horcajo Mines, El Horcajo, Almodóvar del Campo, Comarca Campo de Calatrava, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (±1910)

Specimen size: 2.6 × 2.6 × 2.0 cm = 1.02” × 1.02” × 0.79”

Photo: Joaquim Callén
Express Specimen
Order
Pyromorphite
 

7NM70: Minas de El Horcajo will forever be associated with legendary Pyromorphites. Hearing or reading this name transports us to a mineralogical myth, often a source of desire. At the beginning of the 20th century, the El Horcajo mine produced excellent specimens of Pyromorphites of various shapes and colors. It is exciting to be able to offer a number of this type of pieces past more than 100 years, a true oldie.

Miniature formed by prismatic crystals, of excellent color, some of them doubly terminated and with color zoning.
El Horcajo Mines, El Horcajo, Almodóvar del Campo, Comarca Campo de Calatrava, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (±1910)

Specimen size: 2.6 × 2.6 × 1.4 cm = 1.02” × 1.02” × 0.55”

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 0.35 cm = 0.51” × 0.14”

Photo: Joaquim Callén
Express Specimen
Pyromorphite.
Order
Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite.
 

7NC140: Minas de El Horcajo will forever be associated with legendary Pyromorphites. Hearing or reading this name transports us to a mineralogical myth, often a source of desire. At the beginning of the 20th century, the El Horcajo mine produced excellent specimens of Pyromorphites of various shapes and colors. It is exciting to be able to offer a number of this type of pieces past more than 100 years, a true oldie.

Miniature formed by prismatic crystals, of excellent color, some of them doubly terminated and with color zoning.
El Horcajo Mines, El Horcajo, Almodóvar del Campo, Comarca Campo de Calatrava, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (±1910)

Specimen size: 3.0 × 2.3 × 2.0 cm = 1.18” × 0.91” × 0.79”

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 0.2 cm = 0.51” × 0.08”

Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Pyromorphite
 

7NA130: Minas de El Horcajo will forever be associated with legendary Pyromorphites. Hearing or reading this name transports us to a mineralogical myth, often a source of desire. At the beginning of the 20th century, the El Horcajo mine produced excellent specimens of Pyromorphites of various shapes and colors. It is exciting to be able to offer a number of this type of pieces past more than 100 years, a true oldie.

Miniature formed by acicular crystals of green color, on matrix, with very good luster and perfect state of conservation.

El Horcajo Mines, El Horcajo, Almodóvar del Campo, Comarca Campo de Calatrava, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (±1910)

Specimen size: 3.0 × 2.3 × 1.5 cm = 1.18” × 0.91” × 0.59”

Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Pyromorphite.
Order
Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite.
 

7NG90: Minas de El Horcajo will forever be associated with legendary Pyromorphites. Hearing or reading this name transports us to a mineralogical myth, often a source of desire. At the beginning of the 20th century, the El Horcajo mine produced excellent specimens of Pyromorphites of various shapes and colors. It is exciting to be able to offer a number of this type of pieces past more than 100 years, a true oldie.

Miniature formed by prismatic crystals, of excellent color, some of them doubly terminated and with color zoning.
El Horcajo Mines, El Horcajo, Almodóvar del Campo, Comarca Campo de Calatrava, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (±1910)

Specimen size: 3.3 × 2.2 × 2.2 cm = 1.30” × 0.87” × 0.87”

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

Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Order
Pyromorphite
 

7NY50: Minas de El Horcajo will forever be associated with legendary Pyromorphites. Hearing or reading this name transports us to a mineralogical myth, often a source of desire. At the beginning of the 20th century, the El Horcajo mine produced excellent specimens of Pyromorphites of various shapes and colors. It is exciting to be able to offer a number of this type of pieces past more than 100 years, a true oldie.

Group of prismatic crystals, many of them fine, with brown tones, shiny, on matrix.
El Horcajo Mines, El Horcajo, Almodóvar del Campo, Comarca Campo de Calatrava, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (±1910)

Specimen size: 3.6 × 3.2 × 2.4 cm = 1.42” × 1.26” × 0.94”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.2 cm = 0.31” × 0.08”

Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Pyromorphite.
Order
Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite.
 

7NQ80: Minas de El Horcajo will forever be associated with legendary Pyromorphites. Hearing or reading this name transports us to a mineralogical myth, often a source of desire. At the beginning of the 20th century, the El Horcajo mine produced excellent specimens of Pyromorphites of various shapes and colors. It is exciting to be able to offer a number of this type of pieces past more than 100 years, a true oldie.

Group of prismatic crystals, many of them fine, with gree-brown tones, bright and on matrix.
El Horcajo Mines, El Horcajo, Almodóvar del Campo, Comarca Campo de Calatrava, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (±1910)

Specimen size: 4.9 × 2.3 × 3.2 cm = 1.93” × 0.91” × 1.26”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.3 cm = 0.20” × 0.12”

Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Pyromorphite
 

7NZ80: Minas de El Horcajo will forever be associated with legendary Pyromorphites. Hearing or reading this name transports us to a mineralogical myth, often a source of desire. At the beginning of the 20th century, the El Horcajo mine produced excellent specimens of Pyromorphites of various shapes and colors. It is exciting to be able to offer a number of this type of pieces past more than 100 years, a true oldie.

Miniature formed by prismatic crystals, of excellent color, some of them doubly terminated and with color zoning.
El Horcajo Mines, El Horcajo, Almodóvar del Campo, Comarca Campo de Calatrava, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (±1910)

Specimen size: 5.0 × 5.0 × 2.9 cm = 1.97” × 1.97” × 1.14”

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

Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Pyromorphite.
Order
Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite.
 

7NJ70: Minas de El Horcajo will forever be associated with legendary Pyromorphites. Hearing or reading this name transports us to a mineralogical myth, often a source of desire. At the beginning of the 20th century, the El Horcajo mine produced excellent specimens of Pyromorphites of various shapes and colors. It is exciting to be able to offer a number of this type of pieces past more than 100 years, a true oldie.

Miniature formed by prismatic crystals, of excellent color, some of them doubly terminated and with color zoning.
El Horcajo Mines, El Horcajo, Almodóvar del Campo, Comarca Campo de Calatrava, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (±1910)

Specimen size: 6.1 × 5.5 × 3.8 cm = 2.40” × 2.17” × 1.50”

Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Calcite, Dolomite
 

2N13: Complex crystal, very rich in faces, among which a sharp rhombohedron and a flattened scalenohedron stand out, which gives it an overall equidimensional and rounded habit. Above all, the uniform yellow color, the transparency, the luster and the elegant position of the crystal in the pink Dolomite matrix stand out.
La Florida Mining Area, Herrería-Valdáliga-Rionansa, Comarca Costa Occidental/Saja-Nansa, Cantabria  Spain

Specimen size: 6.0 × 5.3 × 5.0 cm = 2.36” × 2.09” × 1.97”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1.5 × 1.3 cm = 0.59” × 0.59” × 0.51”

Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Calcite, Dolomite.
Order
Calcite, Dolomite
Calcite, Dolomite.
 

2N17: Complex crystal, very rich in faces, in which those of a sharp rhombohedron and a flattened scalenohedron stand out, which gives the whole an equidimensional and rounded habit. Above all, the uniform yellow color, the transparency, the luster and the elegant position of the crystal in the pink Dolomite matrix stand out.
La Florida Mining Area, Herrería-Valdáliga-Rionansa, Comarca Costa Occidental/Saja-Nansa, Cantabria  Spain

Specimen size: 4.5 × 3.5 × 2.5 cm = 1.77” × 1.38” × 0.98”

Main crystal size: 3.6 × 3.0 × 2.0 cm = 1.42” × 1.18” × 0.79”

Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Chalcocite, Pyrite
 

7ND40: Very sharp Chalcocite crystals that form flattened twins with very well defined faces and edges, bright and on matrix, with very vivid metallic blue iridescent Pyrite coatings. The sample has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Las Cruces Mine, Gerena-Guillena-Salteras, Comarca Sierra Norte, Seville, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 2.5 × 2.2 × 1.1 cm = 0.98” × 0.87” × 0.43”

Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Chalcocite, Pyrite.
Order
Chalcocite, Pyrite
Chalcocite, Pyrite.
 

7NA25: Very sharp Chalcocite crystals that form flattened twins with very well defined faces and edges, bright and on matrix, with very vivid metallic blue iridescent Pyrite coatings. The sample has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Las Cruces Mine, Gerena-Guillena-Salteras, Comarca Sierra Norte, Seville, Andalusia  Spain (01/2020)

Specimen size: 3.2 × 2.2 × 1.6 cm = 1.26” × 0.87” × 0.63”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.3 cm = 0.47” × 0.12”

Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Chalcocite, Pyrite
 

7NR45: Very sharp Chalcocite crystals that form flattened twins with very well defined faces and edges, bright and on matrix, with very vivid metallic blue iridescent Pyrite coatings. The sample has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.

Las Cruces Mine, Gerena-Guillena-Salteras, Comarca Sierra Norte, Seville, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 3.7 × 2.7 × 2.5 cm = 1.46” × 1.06” × 0.98”

Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Chalcocite, Pyrite.
Order
Quartz (variety amethyst) with Quartz (variety smoky)
Quartz (variety amethyst) with Quartz (variety smoky).
 

3N03: The most notable thing about these crystals is the way the rhombohedral faces of the termination
are much larger than the prism faces. The color is intense and displays unevenly distributed zoning. The
back side has re-crystallized.
Mas Sever Quarry, Massabè (Mas Ceber), Sils, Comarca La Selva, Girona / Gerona, Catalonia  Spain (09/2005)

Specimen size: 5.0 × 6.8 cm = 1.97” × 2.68”

Photo: Joaquim Callén

minID: 76M-LLP
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Quartz (variety smoky), Albite, Microcline
 

3N57: Crystals of very deeply colored smoky Quartz, transparent and shiny, with a little Microcline and Albite matrix, with some leafy growths of Muscovite.
Mas Sever Quarry, Massabè (Mas Ceber), Sils, Comarca La Selva, Girona / Gerona, Catalonia  Spain (12/2001)

Specimen size: 11.0 × 5.7 cm = 4.33” × 2.24”

Photo: Joaquim Callén

minID: XJP-8WC
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Quartz (variety smoky), Albite, Microcline.
Order
Calcite (variety cobaltoan)
Calcite (variety cobaltoan). Front view
Front view
Calcite (variety cobaltoan). Side view
Side view
Calcite (variety cobaltoan). Rear side view
Rear side view
 

1E13: Banded growths of pink cobaltoan Calcite alternating with fine bands of white and yellowish Calcite on a Permo-Triassic age conglomerate matrix. The specimen, despite its fine surface, has not been acid-etched, as proven by its rough surfaces in most areas and the existence of easily altered carbonates.
Solita Mine, Peramea, Baix Pallars, Comarca Pallars Sobirà, Lleida / Lérida, Catalonia  Spain (2016)

Specimen size: 6.7 × 5.0 cm = 2.64” × 1.97”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

minID: XJP-8WC
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Order
Epidote
 

4N07: Druse of Epidote crystals, fan-shaped and terminated, on ophitic rock matrix, very shiny and with some transparency.
Barranc de les Collades, Pantà d'Escales, Casterner de les Olles, Tremp, Comarca Pallars Jussà, Lleida / Lérida, Catalonia  Spain (02/2010)

Specimen size: 8.0 × 5.5 cm = 3.15” × 2.17”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.2 cm = 0.43” × 0.08”

Photos: Joaquim Callén

minID: VG9-G43
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Epidote. Epidote.
Order
Calcite
Calcite.
 

4N06: Growth of Calcite crystals, whitish in color with satin luster, with coraloidal morphology at the terminations and scalenohedral crystals at the base.
Can Palomeres Mines, Malgrat de Mar, Comarca Maresme, Barcelona, Catalonia  Spain (2017)

Specimen size: 6.8 × 6.4  cm = 2.68” × 2.52”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 0.8 cm = 0.87” × 0.31”

Photo: Joaquim Callén

minID: UQ5-3JY
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Yukonite, Arsenocrandallite
 

4N56: Tiny white spherical aggregates of Arsenocrandallite on a matrix covered by brown Yukonite crystals.
Dolores Mine, Pastrana, Mazarrón-Águilas, Comarca Alto Guadalentín, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain (1999)

Specimen size: 5.0 × 2.4 cm = 1.97” × 0.94”

Photo: Joaquim Callén

With handwritten note of Joan Viñals

minID: DL6-K0P
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Yukonite, Arsenocrandallite.
Order
Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite. Natural light
Natural light
Pyromorphite. Forced front light
Forced front light
 

1N99: Irregular aggregate, on matrix, of crystals formed by a short prism and the pinacoid, with well defined faces and edges, apple-green color and very intense luster. The specimen is from the excellent, and already famous, find of 1997.
San Andrés Mine, Realces pocket (Victoria), Espiel, Comarca Valle del Guadiato, Córdoba, Andalusia  Spain (10-11/1997)

Specimen size: 3.6 × 5.4 × 3.0 cm = 1.42” × 2.13” × 1.18”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.3 cm = 0.20” × 0.12”


minID: DHF-TPQ
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Order
Pyromorphite
 

4N10: Irregular aggregate, on matrix, of crystals formed by a short prism and the pinacoid, with well defined faces and edges, apple-green color and intense luster. The specimen is from the excellent and already famous find of 1997.
San Andrés Mine, Realces pocket (Victoria), Espiel, Comarca Valle del Guadiato, Córdoba, Andalusia  Spain (10-11/1997)

Specimen size: 5.5 × 3.2 cm = 2.17” × 1.26”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.3 cm = 0.31” × 0.12”

Photo: Joaquim Callén

minID: U7K-49L
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Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.
Order
Axinite-(Fe)
Axinite-(Fe).
 

3N08: Group of crystals on matrix. The shape, color and luster of the crystals are of very good quality for the locality.
Acedo Claim (Juanona Quarry), Juanona, Antequera, Comarca de Antequera, Málaga, Andalusia  Spain (1999)

Specimen size: 5.2 × 4.6 cm = 2.05” × 1.81”

Photo: Joaquim Callén

minID: 86L-W93
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Order
Antimony, Quartz
 

3N14: Crystalline growths and very sharp and bright cleavages of native Antimony on a matrix of
massive Quartz. A Spanish classic from a locality where it is currently very difficult to obtain specimens.
La Viñuela reservoir, La Viñuela, Comarca La Axarquía, Málaga, Andalusia  Spain (1987)

Specimen size: 5.2 × 7.2 cm = 2.05” × 2.83”

Photo: Joaquim Callén

minID: JKT-FG5
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Antimony, Quartz.
Order
Sphalerite, Quartz
Sphalerite, Quartz. Sphalerite, Quartz.
 

3N13: Complex sphalerite crystals, dark in color, shiny, on small very bright Quartz crystals, on limestone matrix. From a not so well-known locality.
María Luisa Mine, La Mesa y Cortijo del Perete, La Nava, Comarca Sierra de Huelva, Huelva, Andalusia  Spain (09/2014)

Specimen size: 11.2 × 8.0 × 3.5 cm = 4.41” × 3.15” × 1.38”

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

Photos: Joaquim Callén

minID: A6D-RPJ
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Portugal

Pseudomalachite
 

1N10: Microcrystalline growths on matrix of this relatively rare phosphate. Its green color is quite variable, darker when more crystalline. The specimen is very rich in Pseudomalachite.
Miguel Vacas Mine, Pardais and Conceição Parish, Vila Viçosa, Évora District  Portugal (1997)

Specimen size: 4.2 × 3.6 × 2.0 cm = 1.65” × 1.42” × 0.79”


minID: GH6-YTK
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Pseudomalachite.
Order

France

Pyrite, Calcite, Dolomite
Pyrite, Calcite, Dolomite.
 

2V10: Octahedral Pyrite crystal, with sharp faces and edges and slightly rounded vertices, rusty appearance, implanted in Dolomite matrix and accompanied by small Calcite crystals.
Trimouns Mine, Luzenac, Haute-Ariège, Foix, Ariège Department, Occitanie  France

Specimen size: 4.5 × 3.8 × 2.7 cm = 1.77” × 1.50” × 1.06”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.7 cm = 0.31” × 0.28”

Photo: Joaquim Callén

minID: XTC-H49
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Order
Cerussite
 

2E09: Aggregate of white acicular crystals of Cerussite, with satin luster and a fibrous appearance that reminds us of the “jackstraw” variety of Cerussite. On a limonite matrix. From a locality that has produced few quality specimens.
Lescure Mine, Mayres, Thueyts, Largentière, Ardèche, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France

Specimen size: 4.3 × 4.2 × 2.7 cm = 1.69” × 1.65” × 1.06”

Main crystal size: 1.0 × 0.2 cm = 0.39” × 0.08”


minID: QUX-V9N
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Cerussite.
Order

Austria

Calcite
Calcite.
 

2S08: Prismatic Calcite crystal, translucent, with slightly curved faces and edges, well defined, and terminated by a rhombohedron.
Bleiberg mining area, Gailtaler Alpen & Karnische Alpen, Carinthia/Kärnten  Austria

Specimen size: 2.5 × 1.6 × 1.2 cm = 0.98” × 0.63” × 0.47”

Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Greece

Linarite, Brochantite, Quartz
 

4J26: Fan-like aggregate of very sharp, brilliant and brightly colored acicular Linarite crystals, in a limonite matrix with Brochantite and small Quartz crystals.
King Arthur Mine, Kirki Mines, Évros Prefecture, Thrace (Thráki) Department  Greece (03-04/2013)

Specimen size: 7.6 × 8.0 × 3.7 cm = 2.99” × 3.15” × 1.46”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.1 cm = 0.20” × 0.04”

Photo: Joaquim Callén

minID: C8U-9UE
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Linarite, Brochantite, Quartz.
Order

Italy

Quartz (variety amethyst), Calcite
Quartz (variety amethyst), Calcite.
 

2M09: Crystals and groups of crystals, some of them doubly terminated, very transparent, bright and of a very uniform color, on globular Calcite and matrix. The Quartz exhibits good transparency. The sample is from a recent find on May 1, 2008.
Capurru Quarry, Osilo, Sassari Province, Sardinia/Sardegna  Italy (01/05/2008)

Specimen size: 4.2 × 3.3 × 1.7  cm = 1.65” × 1.30” × 0.67”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.2 cm = 0.31” × 0.08”

Photo: Joaquim Callén

minID: W2A-NUX
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Order
Aragonite (variety flos ferri)
 

1M06: Coraloidal crystal growths of the flos ferri variety, with dark color at the base and snow white at the terminations. The larger crystal displays an empty cavity inside.
Bovegno, Trompia Valley, Brescia Province, Lombardy  Italy (2009-2010)

Specimen size: 6.0 × 5.0 cm = 2.36” × 1.97”

Main crystal size: 4.6 × 0.8 cm = 1.81” × 0.31”


minID: RTX-9J5
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Aragonite (variety flos ferri). Aragonite (variety flos ferri).
Order
Aragonite (flos ferri variety)
Aragonite (flos ferri variety). Aragonite (flos ferri variety).
 

4M05: Coraloidal crystal growths of the flos ferri variety, dark at the base and snow white at the terminations. The larger crystal displays an empty cavity inside.
Bovegno, Trompia Valley, Brescia Province, Lombardy  Italy (2009-2010)

Specimen size: 6.5 × 8.0 cm = 2.56” × 3.15”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 7.0 cm = 0.71” × 2.76”

Photos: Joaquim Callén

minID: FNL-CRY
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Kosovo

Sphalerite, Siderite
 

2M15: Aggregate of highly profiled Sphalerite crystals (variety Marmatite), with the spinel-law twinning plane being very well defined. Intense black color, very good luster and partially coated by Siderite.
Stan Trg (Stari Trg) Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo (2015)

Specimen size: 6.0 × 3.0 × 3.2 cm = 2.36” × 1.18” × 1.26”

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

Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Sphalerite, Siderite.
Order

Poland

Orthoclase, Albite, Stilbite-Ca, Quartz
Orthoclase, Albite, Stilbite-Ca, Quartz.
 

2M12: The Strzegom granite quarries are a classic locality for pegmatite minerals. In this case, creamy white Orthoclase crystals are seen on a matrix of bright snowy white Albite crystals. These are accompanied by very dark Quartz crystals (smoky variety) and light brown Stilbita-Ca crystals, making the whole an attractive combination.
Strzegom, Strzegom-Sobótka Massif, Świdnica District, Lower Silesia  Poland

Specimen size: 15.3 × 12.2 × 3.2 cm = 6.02” × 4.80” × 1.26”

Main crystal size: 3.6 × 3.0 cm = 1.42” × 1.18”

Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Romania

Stibnita, Calcite
 

3E46: Aggregate of very bright Stibnite crystals on a Calcite matrix, with very well-defined faces and edges and showing the characteristic habit of Stibnite crystals from this mine, very short, flattened and with excellent terminations. The matrix is Calcite.
Baiut, Maramures  Romania (1970)

Specimen size: 6.5 × 9.0 × 4.7 cm = 2.56” × 3.54” × 1.85”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 0.7 cm = 0.98” × 0.28”

Photo: Joaquim Callén

minID: HQX-AM2
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Stibnita, Calcite.
Order

Russia

Quartz (variety citrine)
Quartz (variety citrine). Quartz (variety citrine).
 

3E98: Very elongated Quartz variety citrine crystal, with a highly developed prism, with re-crystallizations at the base, with a very transparent termination with a delicate zoning tending towards citrine (natural color) at the tip.
Olkhovka, Tyumen Oblast  Russia (05-06/2012)

Specimen size: 5.0 × 13.2 cm = 1.97” × 5.20”

Photos: Joaquim Callén

minID: 24G-MQL
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Order
Anatase, Quartz
 

4M11: Two Anatase crystals, one of them clearly dominant, faces and edges well defined, implanted on a water-clear Quartz crystal.
Dodo Mine, Saranpaul, Khanty-Mansi Okrug, Tyumen Oblast  Russia

Specimen size: 5.6 × 4.3 cm = 2.20” × 1.69”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.35 cm = 0.20” × 0.14”

Photos: Joaquim Callén

minID: DHM-GL2
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Anatase, Quartz. Anatase, Quartz.
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Morocco

Prehnite
Prehnite.
 

2M76: Spheroidal aggregates of crystals with good terminations, a light green color and good luster, on matrix with some small Quartz crystal. It is currently difficult to obtain good specimens from this mine, as it is now abandoned.
Jebel Melh, Bou Arfa, Figuig Province, Oriental Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 8.5 × 5.5 × 3.0 cm = 3.35” × 2.17” × 1.18”

Photo: Joaquim Callén

minID: AF2-0XG
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Namibia

Schorl
Schorl  

7CA140: Group of biterminated crystals, with sharp faces and edges and perfect terminations, deep black, with very good luster. The crystals are of considerable size compared to the average for this deposit. This specimen is from the collection of Carles Curto, whose label and catalogue entry we will send to the buyer.
Erongo Mountain, Usakos, Erongo Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 6.1 × 4.8 × 3.6 cm = 2.40” × 1.89” × 1.42”

Main crystal size: 3.0 × 1.9 cm = 1.18” × 0.75”

Former collection of Carles Curto

Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Schorl.
Order

Brazil

Elbaite
Elbaite.
 

2V06: Crystal of simple habit with a very marked trigonal prism, pinacoidal termination and deep color.
Minas Gerais  Brazil

Specimen size: 4.0 × 1.5 × 1.3 cm = 1.57” × 0.59” × 0.51”

Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Argentina

Hematite after Magnetite (variety martite)
 

1E14: Aggregate of Hematite pseudomorphs after Magnetite crystals, with sharp octahedral shape and almost completely coated by small lenticular recrystallized Hematites.
Payún Matru Volcano, Malargüe, Malargüe Department, Mendoza Province  Argentina (2008)

Specimen size: 5.1 × 6.4 × 2.3 cm = 2.01” × 2.52” × 0.91”

Main crystal size: 3.3 × 2.0 cm = 1.30” × 0.79”


minID: 4P9-QWW
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Hematite after Magnetite (variety martite). Previous face
Previous face
Hematite after Magnetite (variety martite). Back face
Back face
Hematite after Magnetite (variety martite). Back face detail
Back face detail
Order
Hematite after Magnetite (variety martite)
Hematite after Magnetite (variety martite). Hematite after Magnetite (variety martite).
 

3E11: Parallel and skeletal growths of octahedral crystals, one of them clearly dominant, pseudomorphs after Magnetite, and almost completely covered by a second generation of bright platy Hematite crystals.
Payún Matru Volcano, Malargüe, Malargüe Department, Mendoza Province  Argentina (2008)

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

Photos: Joaquim Callén

minID: HC0-8PH
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China

Stibnite
Stibnite  

4J88: Very elongated Stibnite crystal with polycrystalline growths, perfect termination and an intense metallic luster. There's a slight twist in the upper part of the crystal.
Dahegou Mine, Lushi, Sanmenxia Prefecture, Henan Province  China (1995)

Specimen size: 18.0 × 4.5 cm = 7.09” × 1.77”

Main crystal size: 18.0 × 2.4 cm = 7.09” × 0.94”

Photo: Joaquim Callén

Former collection of James Catmur

minID: 8CM-757
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Stilbite-Ca, Fluorapophyllite-(K)
Stilbite-Ca, Fluorapophyllite-(K).
 

2M10: Aggregates of Stilbite-Ca crystals, one of them clearly dominant and doubly terminated, slightly pinkish white in color, on a matrix full of smaller but well-defined Fluorapophyllite-(K) crystals from the well-known Deccan Traps basalt quarries in India.
Pune District (Poonah District), Maharashtra  India

Specimen size: 11.6 × 8.0 × 7.0 cm = 4.57” × 3.15” × 2.76”

Main crystal size: 7.3 × 3.2 cm = 2.87” × 1.26”

Photo: Joaquim Callén

Former collection of Enrique Moës
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Powellite, Fluorapophyllite-(K)
 

3M47: Very sharp bipyramidal Powellite crystals in parallel growth, translucent with a cream color. They are on a basalt matrix with doubly terminated white Fluorapophyllite-(K)
Nashik District (Nasik), Maharashtra  India

Specimen size: 5.0 × 10.1 × 9.1 cm = 1.97” × 3.98” × 3.58”

Main crystal size: 1.0 × 1.3 cm = 0.39” × 0.51”

Photos: Joaquim Callén

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Powellite, Fluorapophyllite-(K). Powellite, Fluorapophyllite-(K).
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