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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.

Chalcopyrite, Siderite
Chalcopyrite, Siderite. 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
Order
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
Express Specimen
Datolite, Quartz. Datolite, Quartz.
Order
Datolite, Quartz
Datolite, Quartz. Front
Front
Datolite, Quartz. Side
Side
 

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
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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
Express Specimen
Elbaite. Front
Front
Elbaite. Rear
Rear
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
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
Erythrite. Erythrite.
Order
Vanadinite
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
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
Clinobisvanite, Pottsita
Clinobisvanite, Pottsita.
 

6T87BS4: 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: 2.3 × 1.6 × 1 cm = 0.91”

Type locality

Clinobisvanite fluorescent short UV

minID: 44L-0GV
Express Specimen
Order
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
Sphalerite, Galena, Calcite. Sphalerite, Galena, Calcite.
Order
Grossular (variety hessonite), Clinochlore
Grossular (variety hessonite), Clinochlore.
 

6TR96Q8: Group of rhombododecahedral crystals beveled by trapezohedron faces. With very well defined faces and edges, they have an excellent luster and a color between pink and orange, in a matrix covered by small Clinochlore crystals. From a mine closed since 2001 and from which it is difficult to get quality specimens currently.
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec  Canada (07/11/1981)

Specimen size: 3.5 × 3.2 × 1.1 cm = 1.38”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.7 cm = 0.31”


minID: PJ2-A3U
Express Specimen
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
Express Specimen
Celestine, Sulfur. Celestine, Sulfur.
Order
Anatase and epitaxial Rutile
Anatase and epitaxial Rutile. Front
Front
Anatase and epitaxial Rutile. Rear
Rear
 

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
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Order
Quartz (variety amethyst) after Calcite with Hematite
 

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
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
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.
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
Doubly terminated Beryl (variety aquamarine)
 

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
Doubly terminated Beryl (variety aquamarine). Front
Front
Doubly terminated Beryl (variety aquamarine). Rear
Rear
Doubly terminated Beryl (variety aquamarine). Top
Top
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
Express Specimen
Order
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
Fluorite, Muscovite, Quartz, Arsenopyrite. Fluorite, Muscovite, Quartz, Arsenopyrite.
Order
Cerussite
Cerussite.
 

5MY36R8: Group of twinned prismatic crystals, elongated, translucent, with sharp faces and edges and with rounded ends. A secondary lead mineral produced by the weathering of galena and other lead minerals.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia (1978)

Specimen size: 5.8 × 4.5 × 4.3 cm = 2.28”

Main crystal size: 5.5 × 2 cm = 2.17”

Minor fluorescence short UV

With handwritten label from the Desmond Sacco Collection

minID: 5Y0-K7E
Express Specimen
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
Azurite
Azurite. Azurite.
 

5NZ56R4: Floater group of doubly terminated crystals that form parallel growths, of excellent color and very intense brilliance. Azurite is a secondary copper ore found in the oxidation zones of copper deposits.
Kerrouchen, Khénifra Province, Beni Mellal-Khenifra Region  Morocco (2007)

Specimen size: 3.6 × 2.1 × 1 cm = 1.42”


minID: 2GV-N16
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

NEW ARRIVALS

Sphalerite, Dolomite
Sphalerite, Dolomite.
 

7NAA40: Group of defined, curved, translucent crystals with an excellent toasted honey color and intense shine. With some Dolomite. The mine has been flooded for a long time and is currently completely inaccessible.
Troya Mine, Mutiloa, Comarca Goyerri, Gipuzkoa / Guipúzcoa, Euskadi  Spain (1990)

Specimen size: 4.3 × 3.5 × 2.3 cm = 1.69” × 1.38” × 0.91”

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

Photo: Joaquim Callén
Express Specimen
Order
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
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”

Photo: Joaquim Callén
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”

Photo: Joaquim Callén
Express Specimen
Chalcocite, Pyrite.
Order
Chalcocite, Pyrite
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
Express Specimen
Order
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
Express Specimen
Schorl.
Order
Pyromorphite
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
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.
 

7NT30: 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 × 0.8 × 0.6 cm = 0.63” × 0.31” × 0.24”

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

Photo: Joaquim Callén
Express Specimen
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”

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
 

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
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
 

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
Pyromorphite.
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”

Photo: Joaquim Callén
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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.
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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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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
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Pyromorphite.
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Pyromorphite
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
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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
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Pyromorphite.
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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
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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
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Pyromorphite.
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Pyromorphite
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
 

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.
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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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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
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Pyromorphite.
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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.
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USA

Quartz (variety herkimer)
Quartz (variety herkimer).
 

2L86: Quartz crystal (herkimer variety) implanted on a small bit of matrix and with a short and poorly developed prism, doubly terminated, with sharp faces and edges, shiny and translucent.
Middleville, Town of Newport, Herkimer County, New York  USA (2004)

Specimen size: 5.2 × 7.1 × 5.0 cm = 2.05” × 2.80” × 1.97”

Main crystal size: 5.0 × 7.0 × 4.2 cm = 1.97” × 2.76” × 1.65”

Photo: Joaquim Callén

minID: M1E-E9W
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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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Copper. Copper.
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Epidote
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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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”

Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Parisite-(Ce).
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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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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
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Rhodochrosite, Pyrrothite, Galena.
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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
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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
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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
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Villamanínite, Calcite. Villamanínite, Calcite.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Fluorite, Calcite, Barite. Fluorite, Calcite, Barite.
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”

Photo: Joaquim Callén

minID: PTY-Q7D
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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
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Fluorite. Fluorite.
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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
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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”

Photo: Joaquim Callén

minID: 31U-126
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Sphalerite, Dolomite.
Order
Sphalerite, Dolomite
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
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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
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Sphalerite, Dolomite, Siderite. Sphalerite, Dolomite, Siderite.
Order
Calcite
Calcite.
 

2N12: Complex Calcite crystal, with the dominant form of a scalenohedron and a flattened rhombohedron, transparent, bright, with a yellowish color and on a rocky matrix with little Calcite crystals.
La Florida Mining Area, Herrería-Valdáliga-Rionansa, Comarca Costa Occidental/Saja-Nansa, Cantabria  Spain (2008)

Specimen size: 6.0 × 4.2 × 3.8 cm = 2.36” × 1.65” × 1.50”

Main crystal size: 2.3 × 2.6 × 2.7 cm = 0.91” × 1.02” × 1.06”

Photo: Joaquim Callén

minID: G3F-KRC
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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”

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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Order
Prehnite
 

4N58: Aggregate of spheroidal growths of Prehnite crystals, translucent, lustrous, and pale yellowish green. Partially coated with thin tabular crystals of white Calcite. With microcrystals of Epidote-Clinozoisite.
(La Cabrera pluton), La Cabrera, Comarca Sierra Norte de Madrid, Madrid, Community of Madrid  Spain

Specimen size: 5.0 × 3.6 cm = 1.97” × 1.42”

Photo: Joaquim Callén

minID: R55-AHC
Express Specimen
Prehnite.
Order
Aragonite
Aragonite. Aragonite.
 

2N14: Spherical aggregate of acicular Aragonite crystals, slightly tapered, transparent, bright, on matrix with Calcite. A classic of Spanish mineralogy.
Azcárate Quarry, Eugui, Esteríbar, Comarca Auñamendi, Navarre, Autonomous Community of Navarre  Spain (1999)

Specimen size: 8.5 × 5.5 × 4.0 cm = 3.35” × 2.17” × 1.57”

Main crystal size: 1.0 × 0.1 cm = 0.39” × 0.04”


minID: 8XV-3RD
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”

Photo: Joaquim Callén

minID: 76M-LLP
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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”

Photo: Joaquim Callén

minID: XJP-8WC
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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
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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”

Photos: Joaquim Callén

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”

Photo: Joaquim Callén

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”

Photo: Joaquim Callén

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”

Photo: Joaquim Callén

minID: U7K-49L
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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”

Photo: Joaquim Callén

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”

Photo: Joaquim Callén

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”

Photos: Joaquim Callén

minID: A6D-RPJ
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”

Photo: Joaquim Callén
Express Specimen
Galena.
Order

Portugal

Pseudomalachite
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
Order

France

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”

Photo: Joaquim Callén

minID: XTC-H49
Express Specimen
Pyrite, Calcite, Dolomite.
Order
Cerussite
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
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”

Photo: Joaquim Callén

minID: C8U-9UE
Express Specimen
Linarite, Brochantite, Quartz.
Order
Rhodochrosite, Pyrite, Quartz, Calcite, Sphalerite
Rhodochrosite, Pyrite, Quartz, Calcite, Sphalerite.
 

2M77: Small crystals of intense pink Rhodochrosite implanted on a matrix of Quartz crystals associated with a sharp Pyrite crystal and an aggregate of yellowish crystals of Calcite and Sphalerite. The Madem-Lakko mine works a polymetallic sulphide deposit with a large gossan or oxide zone.
Madem-Lakko Mine, Stratoni operations, Cassandra Mines, Chalkidiki Prefecture, Macedonia Department  Greece (1985-1990)

Specimen size: 12.0 × 9.6 × 4.5 cm = 4.72” × 3.78” × 1.77”

Photo: Joaquim Callén
Express Specimen
Order

Italy

Hematite
 

2D12: Group of interpenetrating Hematite crystals with their faces and edges well defined, shiny. A classic mineral for the locality, from which not many specimens are seen on the market anymore.
Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany  Italy

Specimen size: 3.2 × 4.1 × 2.1 cm = 1.26” × 1.61” × 0.83”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 1.2 cm = 0.67” × 0.47”

With handwritten note Daunis Collection

Photo: Joaquim Callén

minID: EC8-3LN
Express Specimen
Hematite.
Order
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
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”

Photos: Joaquim Callén

minID: FNL-CRY
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”

Photo: Joaquim Callén

minID: HQX-AM2
Express Specimen
Stibnita, Calcite.
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
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”

Photo: Joaquim Callén
Express Specimen
Sphalerite, Siderite.
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
Express Specimen
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
Express Specimen
Anatase, Quartz. Anatase, Quartz.
Order

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
Express Specimen
Order

Brazil

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
Express Specimen
Elbaite.
Order
Muscovite, Quartz
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”

Photo: Joaquim Callén

minID: 5XX-8T7
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Order

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
Express Specimen
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
Express Specimen
Order
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”

Photo: Joaquim Callén

minID: 7P1-X0Q
Express Specimen
Hematite after Magnetite (variety martite).
Order

China

Stibnite
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
Express Specimen
Order

India

Mesolite, Heulandite-Ca, Laumontite
 

1M63: Slightly globular (so called "mushroom") growths of acicular Mesolite crystals on a matrix of sharp Heulandite-Ca crystals and white Laumontite crystals.
Kannad, Aurangabad District, Maharashtra  India (08/2009)

Specimen size: 13.0 × 5.7 × 4.7 cm = 5.12” × 2.24” × 1.85”


minID: NE5-7KL
Express Specimen
Mesolite, Heulandite-Ca, Laumontite. Mesolite, Heulandite-Ca, Laumontite.
Mesolite, Heulandite-Ca, Laumontite.
Order
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
Express Specimen
Order
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

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