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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

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.

Hematite, Quartz (smoky variety)
Hematite, Quartz (smoky variety). Hematite, Quartz (smoky variety).
 

9TC36G3: Typical group of tabular crystals, bright and with the side edges very well shaped. The group stands on Quartz (smoky variety). More aerial than usual. From a classic locality, where alpine fractures cut Carboniferous-Permian age rocks.
Cavradi, Curnera Valley, Tujetsch (Tavetsch), Vorderrhein Valley, Grischun (Grisons; Graubünden)  Switzerland

Specimen size: 4.1 × 2.3 × 1.8 cm = 1.61”

Main crystal size: 2.3 × 1.9 cm = 0.91”


minID: 43M-5W6
Express Specimen
Order
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”


minID: CUW-DRR
Express Specimen
Copper. Copper.
Order
Baryte
Baryte. Baryte.
Baryte. Photo: Joaquim Callén
Photo: Joaquim Callén
 

9TA86T6: Tabular-laminar crystals on matrix. They are very sharp, completely transparent, with an intense yellow color and an extraordinary luster. An American classic, very esthetic. For more information about the deposit there is an interesting article in the magazine 'Mineralogical Record', volume 30, No. 3, May-June 1999, pages 187-196.
Meikle Mine, Bootstrap District, Elko County, Nevada  USA (1998)

Specimen size: 10.8 × 6.9 × 5.4 cm = 4.25”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.9 cm = 0.43”


minID: 741-XWG
€180 / US$218 / JPY23000 / AUD$278 Express Specimen
Reservado
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”


minID: C8A-4WR
Express Specimen
Acanthite, Pyrite, Calcite. Acanthite, Pyrite, Calcite.
Acanthite, Pyrite, Calcite.
Order
Silver
Silver. 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”


minID: K3R-MPN
Express Specimen
Order
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”


minID: F2L-GT7
Express Specimen
Huréaulite, Rockbridgeite, Quartz. Huréaulite, Rockbridgeite, Quartz.
Huréaulite, Rockbridgeite, Quartz.
Order
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
Express Specimen
Order
Chalcopyrite, Quartz

Recorded under LED light
 

9EA70W2: A novelty at St. Marie 2012. Drusy growth, on matrix, of short disphenoidal crystals of Chalcopyrite, They have a second phase of crystallization, of granular aspect, that coats the faces of the first crystalline growth. They are with comb-shaped growths of Quartz crystals. A very representative piece of a mine that exploits polymetallic veins.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (12/2011-01/2012)

Specimen size: 20.5 × 14 × 7.5 cm = 8.07”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.6 cm = 0.39”


minID: TG8-8P4
Express Specimen
Chalcopyrite, Quartz. Front
Front
Chalcopyrite, Quartz. Side
Side
Chalcopyrite, Quartz. Detail
Detail
Order
Fluorite, Calcite
Fluorite, Calcite. Fluorite, Calcite.
Fluorite, Calcite  

9JB88X0: Group of crystals on limestone matrix. They are transparent, bright, have a very uniform green color and are with white lenticular crystals of Calcite. The smaller crystals are only cubes while the bigger ones also show octahedron faces, rougher than the cubic ones.
Xianghualing Sn-polymetallic ore field, Linwu, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province  China (1999)

Specimen size: 8.0 × 7.8 × 4.5  cm = 3.15”

Main crystal size: 3.8 × 3.5 cm = 1.50”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of James Catmur
Express Specimen
Order
Quartz
 

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
Express Specimen
Quartz. Front
Front
Quartz. Side
Side
Quartz. Detail
Detail
Order
Axinite-(Fe)
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
Express Specimen
Order
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
Express Specimen
Quartz with Muscovite inclusions, Fluorite, Dolomite. Quartz with Muscovite inclusions, Fluorite, Dolomite.
Order
Sphalerite, Galena, Calcite
Sphalerite, Galena, Calcite. 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
Express Specimen
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
Express Specimen
Chrysocolla after Boleite. Chrysocolla after Boleite.
Order
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”

Express Specimen
Order
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
Express Specimen
Chalcopyrite, Siderite. Chalcopyrite, Siderite.
Order
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”


minID: G97-4XL
Express Specimen
Order
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
Express Specimen
Datolite, Quartz. Front
Front
Datolite, Quartz. Side
Side
Order
Elbaite
Elbaite. Front
Front
Elbaite. Rear
Rear
 

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
Express Specimen
Order
Doubly terminated Calcite with inclusions
 

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
Express Specimen
Doubly terminated Calcite with inclusions. Front
Front
Doubly terminated Calcite with inclusions. Top
Top
Order
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 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
Express Specimen
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
Celestine, Sulfur
Celestine, Sulfur. 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
Express Specimen
Order
Anatase and epitaxial Rutile
 

6AT47Q6: Floater growths of Anatase crystals, many of them doubly terminated, in parallel growth. The Anatase has been completely covered by epitaxial Rutile which lends the specimen its characteristic color and luster.
Anatase-Rutile occurrence, Cuiabá District, Gouveia, Minas Gerais  Brazil (03/2003)

Specimen size: 3.3 × 1.7 × 1.6 cm = 1.30”

Very fluorescent long & short UV

minID: L8Q-WAA
Express Specimen
Anatase and epitaxial Rutile. Front
Front
Anatase and epitaxial Rutile. Rear
Rear
Order
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
Express Specimen
Order
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.
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
Express Specimen
Acanthite.
Order
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
Express Specimen
Order
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
Express Specimen
Calcite. Calcite.
Order
Fluorite, Muscovite, Quartz, Arsenopyrite
Fluorite, Muscovite, Quartz, Arsenopyrite. 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
Express Specimen
Order
Twinned Calcite
 

5TC37F3: Although Calcite is a common species, that does not always hold true globally. This is a novelty for Madagascar since its discovery in August 2004, an aggregate that highlights the sharpness of its crystals, their color and luster and, especially, the appearance of extraordinarily unusual twins formed by the interpenetration of two rhombohedra.
Basalt Quarry, Ambariomiambana, Sambava District, Sava Region  Madagascar (08/2004)

Specimen size: 5.2 × 3.3 × 2.3 cm = 2.05”

Main crystal size: 2.6 × 1.7 cm = 1.02”

Fluorescent long & short UV

minID: MTK-GH2
Express Specimen
Twinned Calcite.
Order
Adamite
Adamite. 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
Order

NEW ARRIVALS

Quartz
 

9NB11: Group of divergent Quartz crystals with defined faces and edges, terminated, lustrous, and with greater transparency in the larger crystals. From a locality little represented in collections.
Macas Mine, Octubrina vein, Zaruma, Zaruma Canton, El Oro Province  Ecuador

Specimen size: 6.3 × 6.0 × 4.5 cm = 2.48” × 2.36” × 1.77”

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

Express Specimen
Quartz.
Order
Rhodochrosite
Rhodochrosite.
 

9AA09: Crystalline aggregate formed by a band of Rhodochrosite divided into different layers which are folded and have various vugs. Colors vary from yellowish to pale pink, a characteristic color for the Rhodochrosites from this locality. Different from the specimens usually seen from the Capillitas mining district.
Capillitas Mine, Andalgalá Department, Catamarca  Argentina

Specimen size: 6.6 × 5.0 × 3.7 cm = 2.60” × 1.97” × 1.46”

Express Specimen
Order
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”

Express Specimen
Brucite.
Order
Baryte
Baryte.
 

9NE14: Aggregates of tabular Baryte crystals with well defined faces and edges, with reddish tones due to micro-inclusions of Hematite, on a previous generation of white Baryte crystals, tabular and less developed than the reddish crystals.
Mine 18, Paleokamariza Mines, Lavrion Mining District, Attikí (Attica) Prefecture  Greece (1980)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 5.9 × 1.4 cm = 2.52” × 2.32” × 0.55”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.7 cm = 0.47” × 0.28”

Express Specimen
Order
Linarite, Brochantite, Quartz
 

9EC11: Fan-shaped aggregate of acicular Linarite crystals, very sharp, with good luster and a very vivid color. On a limonite matrix with Brochantite growths and centered Quartz crystals.
King Arthur Mine, Kirki Mines, Évros Prefecture, Thrace (Thráki) Department  Greece (03-04/2013)

Specimen size: 4.3 × 3.0 × 2.7 cm = 1.69” × 1.18” × 1.06”

Express Specimen
Linarite, Brochantite, Quartz.
Order
Doubly terminated Topaz (repaired)
Doubly terminated Topaz (repaired). 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”



Former collection of James Catmur
Express Specimen
Order
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”



Type locality
Express Specimen
Azurite, Malachite after Cuprite. Azurite, Malachite after Cuprite.
Order
Mimetite
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”

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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”

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Mimetite.
Order
Mottramite
Mottramite. Front
Front
Mottramite. Rear
Rear
 

9TB14: Distinctly spheroidal growths with a deep olive-green color and a greasy luster, on a limonite matrix. The back of the piece is completely covered by an enveloping layer of ocher-colored limonite. The specimen comes from the famous find of November 2011, in which Mottramite was reported for the first time in Mapimí as a collectible species.
Ojuela Mine, level 35, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico (11/2011)

Specimen size: 8.8 × 6.5 × 5.5 cm = 3.46” × 2.56” × 2.17”

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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”



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Bavenite, Albite, Quartz (variety smoky). Front
Front
Bavenite, Albite, Quartz (variety smoky). Detail
Detail
Bavenite, Albite, Quartz (variety smoky). Detail
Detail
Order
Chrysocolla, Malachite
Chrysocolla, Malachite.
 

9NE58: 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: 8.7 × 6.0 × 4.5 cm = 3.43” × 2.36” × 1.77”

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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”

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Chrysocolla.
Order
Pyromorphite
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”

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Order
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”

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Pyromorphite.
Order
Pyromorphite
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”

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Order
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”

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Pyromorphite.
Order

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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”

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Epidote.
Order
Parisite-(Ce)
Parisite-(Ce).
 

2M57: Crystal of Parisite-(Ce) with hexagonal cross-section and pyramidal habit, brown in color, with color zoning, well defined faces and edges and terminated on top. From a mine from which Fluorite was extracted in the 1950s but which still yields surprises such as this rare earth specimen.
Snowbird Mine, Fish Creek, Alberton, Mineral County, Montana  USA

Specimen size: 0.9 × 0.8 × 0.6 cm = 0.35” × 0.31” × 0.24”

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Mexico

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”


minID: XTJ-60L
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Adamite.
Order
Rhodochrosite, Pyrrothite, Galena
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”

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Order
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”


minID: Q05-PYU
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Duftite, Calcite.
Order

Spain

Beryl (variety emerald), Phlogopite
Beryl (variety emerald), Phlogopite. 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”


minID: 9P0-GAH
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Order
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
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Anatase.
Order
Villamanínite, Calcite
Villamanínite, Calcite. 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


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


minID: 9F8-E5E
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Order
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”


minID: UYW-5Q2
Express Specimen
Baryte, Fluorite, Dolomite.
Order
Fluorite
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”


minID: PTY-Q7D
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Order
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
Fluorite. Fluorite.
Order
Fluorite, Calcite, Barite
Fluorite, Calcite, Barite. 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”


minID: 0FX-2XQ
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Order
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”


minID: 122-4LQ
Express Specimen
Doubly terminated Quartz with inclusions of hydrocarbons.
Order
Sphalerite, Dolomite
Sphalerite, Dolomite.
 

4N26: Parallel growths of complex Sphalerite crystals with a deep orange color, on a matrix of Dolomite with Calcite.
Las Mánforas Mine, Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria  Spain

Specimen size: 3.7 × 5.2 cm = 1.46” × 2.05”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 2.4 cm = 0.98” × 0.94”


minID: 31U-126
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”


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”


minID: WYN-25H
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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”

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”

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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”

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”

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”

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”

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”

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”

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”

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”

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”

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”

Express Specimen
Order
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”

Express Specimen
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”

Express Specimen
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”

Express Specimen
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”

Express Specimen
Order
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”

Express Specimen
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”

Express Specimen
Order
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”

Express Specimen
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”

Express Specimen
Order
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”

Express Specimen
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”

Express Specimen
Order
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”

Express Specimen
Chalcocite, Pyrite.
Order
Chalcocite, Pyrite
Chalcocite, Pyrite.
 

7NT60: 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: 3.8 × 2.6 × 2.3 cm = 1.50” × 1.02” × 0.91”

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

Express Specimen
Order
Quartz (variety amethyst) with smoky Quartz
 

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”


minID: 76M-LLP
Express Specimen
Quartz (variety amethyst) with smoky Quartz.
Order
Quartz (variety smoky), Albite, Microcline
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”


minID: XJP-8WC
Express Specimen
Order
Calcite (variety cobaltoan)
 

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
Express Specimen
Calcite (variety cobaltoan). Front view
Front view
Calcite (variety cobaltoan). Side view
Side view
Calcite (variety cobaltoan). Rear side view
Rear side view
Order
Epidote
Epidote. 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”


minID: VG9-G43
Express Specimen
Order
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”


minID: UQ5-3JY
Express Specimen
Calcite.
Order
Yukonite, Arsenocrandallite
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”



With handwritten note of Joan Viñals

minID: DL6-K0P
Express Specimen
Order
Pyromorphite
 

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
Express Specimen
Pyromorphite. Natural light
Natural light
Pyromorphite. Forced front light
Forced front light
Order
Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite. 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”


minID: U7K-49L
Express Specimen
Order
Andalusite, Muscovite
 

1N62: Two crystals of Andalusite with simple forms and very well defined faces and edges and excellent terminal faces. With an intense pink color with some lilac tones. They are perched on a matrix partially coated by leafy Muscovite aggregates. The sample is from a find made many years ago, in an area where access is currently prohibited.
Los Torilejos area, Hornachuelos, Comarca Valle Medio del Guadalquivir, Córdoba, Andalusia  Spain (1992)

Specimen size: 7.0 × 9.0 × 5.2 cm = 2.76” × 3.54” × 2.05”

Main crystal size: 4.7 × 8.5 cm = 1.85” × 3.35”


minID: U7Q-T5X
Express Specimen
Andalusite, Muscovite. Andalusite, Muscovite.
Andalusite, Muscovite. Top
Top
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”


minID: 86L-W93
Express Specimen
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”


minID: JKT-FG5
Express Specimen
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”


minID: A6D-RPJ
Express Specimen
Order

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
Express Specimen
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, Ariège, 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”


minID: XTC-H49
Express Specimen
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
Express Specimen
Cerussite.
Order
Pyromorphite
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”

Express Specimen
Order

Germany

Galena
 

2E14: Aggregate, on a metallic matrix, of cuboctahedral crystals with sharp faces and edges and in which the forms of the cube and the octahedron appear very balanced. From a discovery by Frank de Wit in 2007.
Meyer Quarry, Hastenrath, Eschweiler, Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia/Nordrhein-Westfalen  Germany (07/04/2007)

Specimen size: 9.0 × 5.5 × 3.2 cm = 3.54” × 2.17” × 1.26”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 1.6 cm = 0.43” × 0.63”

Express Specimen
Galena.
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”

Express Specimen
Order

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 cm = 2.99” × 3.15”

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


minID: C8U-9UE
Express Specimen
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”


minID: W2A-NUX
Express Specimen
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
Express Specimen
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”


minID: FNL-CRY
Express Specimen
Order

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”

Express Specimen
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”

Express Specimen
Order

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”


minID: HQX-AM2
Express Specimen
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”


minID: 24G-MQL
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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”


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”


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

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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”

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Muscovite, Quartz
 

3E09: Thin leafy lamellar Muscovite crystals with sharp contours in the form of a star. Cream colored and on a Quartz matrix.
Araçuaí, Jequitinhonha, Minas Gerais  Brazil (1970-1980)

Specimen size: 5.0 × 6.5 cm = 1.97” × 2.56”

Main crystal size: 3.1 × 3.3 cm = 1.22” × 1.30”


minID: 5XX-8T7
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Muscovite, Quartz.
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Argentina

Hematite after Magnetite (variety martite)
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
 

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)
 

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”


minID: HC0-8PH
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Hematite after Magnetite (variety martite). Hematite after Magnetite (variety martite).
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Hematite after Magnetite (variety martite)
Hematite after Magnetite (variety martite).
 

3E90: Parallel and skeletal growths of octahedral crystals of Hematite after Magnetite, almost completely covered by a second generation of bright platy Hematite crystals.
Payún Matru Volcano, Malargüe, Malargüe Department, Mendoza Province  Argentina (2008)

Specimen size: 7.1 × 3.1 cm = 2.80” × 1.22”


minID: 7P1-X0Q
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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”



Former collection of James Catmur

minID: 8CM-757
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Stibnite.
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India

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”



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”


minID: DNJ-YJ1
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Powellite, Fluorapophyllite-(K). Powellite, Fluorapophyllite-(K).
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