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Andalusia


ALMERÍA

Baryte
Baryte. Front
Front
Baryte. Side
Side
Baryte.
 

NK13AJ4: Group of very sharp laminar crystals, transparent and colorless. The sample is from the initial finds of good quality material from the locality between September 2002 and March 2003.
El Telegrama adit, La Beltraneja concession, Cortijuelo Mines, Bacares, Comarca Valle del Almanzora, Almería, Andalusia  Spain (09/2002-03/2003)

Specimen size: 7.5 × 4 × 2.1 cm = 3.0” × 1.6” × 0.8”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 0.2 cm = 0.7” × 0.1”

Fluorescent long & short UV




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Baryte
 

NB86AJ4: Group of very sharp laminar crystals, transparent and colorless, with small, white, rhombohedral Calcite crystals. The sample is from the initial finds of good quality material from the locality between September 2002 and March 2003.
El Telegrama adit, La Beltraneja concession, Cortijuelo Mines, Bacares, Comarca Valle del Almanzora, Almería, Andalusia  Spain (09/2002-03/2003)

Specimen size: 10.2 × 7 × 3.7 cm = 4.0” × 2.8” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.8 cm = 0.8” × 0.7”

Fluorescent long & short UV




Baryte. Baryte.
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Baryte
Baryte.
 

NV66AJ4: Group of very sharp laminar crystals, translucent and white. The sample is from the initial finds of good quality material from the locality between September 2002 and March 2003.
El Telegrama adit, La Beltraneja concession, Cortijuelo Mines, Bacares, Comarca Valle del Almanzora, Almería, Andalusia  Spain (09/2002-03/2003)

Specimen size: 12.7 × 8 × 3.9 cm = 5.0” × 3.1” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 3 × 2.7 cm = 1.2” × 1.1”

Fluorescent long & short UV




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CÓRDOBA

Andalusite with Quartz and Mica
 

NR86AJ5: Andalusite crystals with simple forms and very well defined faces and edges and with excellent terminal faces. With an intense pink color with some lilac tonalities. They are on a matrix partially coated by leafy Muscovite aggregates. The sample is from a find, 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: 10.2 × 9 × 5.7 cm = 4.0” × 3.5” × 2.2”

Main crystal size: 4 × 1.2 cm = 1.6” × 0.5”




Andalusite  with Quartz and Mica. Andalusite  with Quartz and Mica.
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Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite. Front
Front
Pyromorphite. Side
Side
 

NC26AE3: Aggregate, on matrix, of prismatic crystals, some with deep hollowed terminations, and very well defined parallel growths. Its habit and brown color with greenish shades are very distinctive and make the samples from this find unmistakable and it has become a Spanish classic. The specimen is from a cavity in an old lead mining area of Roman time where Pyromorphites appeared previously.
Resuperferolítica Claim, Cerro de la Canaleja, Santa Eufemia, Comarca Los Pedroches, Córdoba, Andalusia  Spain (04/1995)

Specimen size: 2.9 × 2.4 × 2.5 cm = 1.1” × 0.9” × 1.0”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.5 cm = 0.4” × 0.2”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV




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Pyromorphite
 

NT16AE3: Aggregate, on matrix, of prismatic crystals, some with deep hollowed terminations, and very well defined parallel growths. Its habit and brown color with greenish shades are very distinctive and make the samples from this find unmistakable and it has become a Spanish classic. The specimen is from a cavity in an old lead mining area of Roman time where Pyromorphites appeared previously.
Resuperferolítica Claim, Cerro de la Canaleja, Santa Eufemia, Comarca Los Pedroches, Córdoba, Andalusia  Spain (04/1995)

Specimen size: 3.4 × 2.7 × 2.9 cm = 1.3” × 1.1” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.4 cm = 0.3” × 0.2”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV




Pyromorphite. Front
Front
Pyromorphite. Side
Side
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Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite.
 

NK36R2: From an unexpected find in an old lead mining area of Roman time where the Pyromorphites appeared previously, although with a different shape than this specimen. Its habit and color, very distinctive, make this find unmistakable. It has become a Spanish classic. This specimen comes from a first selection of the specimens when they were found.
Resuperferolítica Claim, Cerro de la Canaleja, Santa Eufemia, Comarca Los Pedroches, Córdoba, Andalusia  Spain (04/1995)

Specimen size: 3.7 × 3.4 × 2.7 cm = 1.5” × 1.3” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.4 cm = 0.3” × 0.2”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV




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Pyromorphite
 

NM16AE3: Aggregate, on matrix, of prismatic crystals, some with deep hollowed terminations, and very well defined parallel growths. Its habit and brown color with greenish shades are very distinctive and make the samples from this find unmistakable and it has become a Spanish classic. The specimen is from a cavity in an old lead mining area of Roman time where Pyromorphites appeared previously.
Resuperferolítica Claim, Cerro de la Canaleja, Santa Eufemia, Comarca Los Pedroches, Córdoba, Andalusia  Spain (04/1995)

Specimen size: 3.7 × 3.6 × 1.6 cm = 1.5” × 1.4” × 0.6”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.3 cm = 0.2” × 0.1”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV




Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.
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San Andrés Mine Pyromorphite

The small San Andrés Mine in Villaviciosa, Córdoba, produced, over the period 1997-1998, some really great Pyromorphite! The color is a fantastic apple green and their brilliance is typical of the specimens that in the past have made this mine famous. These are, without doubt, the best Pyromorphite found in Europe during the last few years, and they really compete well with the famous American Bunker Hill Pyromorphite, and with the new Chinese ones. The specimens were found in two different pockets. The first one was found in November 1997 and it was called 'Realces' pocket. The second (and last) one was found in November 1998. It was called the 'Geoda del Tunel' pocket. Unfortunately, after these two pockets the mine entrance was blocked by tons of rubble.

Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.
 

NB10AI5: Clusters of prismatic and very acute elongated crystals, a very unusual habit for San Andrés Pyromorhite, similar to the samples from El Horcajo.
This sample is from the Ignacio Gaspar collection and we’ll send to the buyer a copy of the original label.
San Andrés Mine, Espiel, Comarca Valle del Guadiato, Córdoba, Andalusia  Spain (1987)

Specimen size: 1.4 × 1.4 × 1 cm = 0.6” × 0.6” × 0.4”

Minor fluorescence short UV

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar




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San Andrés Mine Pyromorphite (Realces pocket - 11/1997)

The small San Andrés Mine in Villaviciosa, Córdoba, produced, over the period 1997-1998, some really great Pyromorphite! The color is a fantastic apple green and their brilliance is typical of the specimens that in the past have made this mine famous. These are, without doubt, the best Pyromorphite found in Europe during the last few years, and they really compete well with the famous American Bunker Hill Pyromorphite, and with the new Chinese ones. The specimens were found in two different pockets. The first one was found in November 1997 and it was called 'Realces' pocket. The second (and last) one was found in November 1998. It was called the 'Geoda del Tunel' pocket. Unfortunately, after these two pockets the mine entrance was blocked by tons of rubble.

Pyromorphite
 

N36KD0: A very aerial group with green doubly terminated crystals with multiple hexagonal terminations.
San Andrés Mine, Realces pocket (Victoria), Espiel, Comarca Valle del Guadiato, Córdoba, Andalusia  Spain (10-11/1997)

Specimen size: 2.7 × 2.4 × 1.4 cm = 1.1” × 0.9” × 0.6”




Pyromorphite.
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Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite.
 

N67VD0: Group of doubly terminated crystals with slightly curved edges. The sample has two different colors, yellow and green.
San Andrés Mine, Realces pocket (Victoria), Espiel, Comarca Valle del Guadiato, Córdoba, Andalusia  Spain (10-11/1997)

Specimen size: 3.5 × 3.1 × 2 cm = 1.4” × 1.2” × 0.8”




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Pyromorphite
 

N91YAB8: Aggregate of short prismatic crystals, a lot of them doubly terminated and with very well defined faces and edges. They are green in color with slightly yellowish shades and are on matrix. A Spanish classic of a well-known find in 1997.
San Andrés Mine, Realces pocket (Victoria), Espiel, Comarca Valle del Guadiato, Córdoba, Andalusia  Spain (10-11/1997)

Specimen size: 5.2 × 4.9 × 3.7 cm = 2.0” × 1.9” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.8 cm = 0.4” × 0.3”

Minor fluorescence short UV




Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.
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Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite. Front
Front
Pyromorphite. Rear
Rear
Pyromorphite. Top
Top
Pyromorphite. Close-up
Close-up
Pyromorphite  

NB16AI5: Groups of mainly prismatic Pyromorphite crystals that coexist with very acute elongated crystals, a very unusual habit for San Andrés Pyromorphite, similar to the samples from El Horcajo.
This sample is from the Ignacio Gaspar collection and we’ll send to the buyer the original label.
San Andrés Mine, Realces pocket (Victoria), Espiel, Comarca Valle del Guadiato, Córdoba, Andalusia  Spain (10-11/1997)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 4.7 × 3.6 cm = 2.5” × 1.9” × 1.4”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.4 cm = 0.2” × 0.2”

Minor fluorescence short UV

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar




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Pyromorphite
 

N36XX3: Irregular aggregate, on matrix of crystals formed by a short prism and the pinacoide, with very well defined faces and edges and showing apple-green color and a very intense luster. Some of the crystals are doubly terminated. The sample is from the excellent, and already famous, find in 1997.
San Andrés Mine, Realces pocket (Victoria), Espiel, Comarca Valle del Guadiato, Córdoba, Andalusia  Spain (10/11-1997)

Specimen size: 8 × 5.3 × 3.7 cm = 3.1” × 2.1” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.6 cm = 0.3” × 0.2”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV




Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.
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San Andrés Mine Pyromorphite (Geoda del Túnel - 11/1998)

The small San Andrés Mine in Villaviciosa, Córdoba, produced, over the period 1997-1998, some really great Pyromorphite! The color is a fantastic apple green and their brilliance is typical of the specimens that in the past have made this mine famous. These are, without doubt, the best Pyromorphite found in Europe during the last few years, and they really compete well with the famous American Bunker Hill Pyromorphite, and with the new Chinese ones. The specimens were found in two different pockets. The first one was found in November 1997 and it was called 'Realces' pocket. The second (and last) one was found in November 1998. It was called the 'Geoda del Túnel' pocket. Unfortunately, after these two pockets the mine entrance was blocked by tons of rubble.

Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite.
 

N46JD0: Group of doubly terminated, prismatic crystals with multiple hexagonal terminations.
San Andrés Mine, Del Tunel pocket, Espiel, Comarca Valle del Guadiato, Córdoba, Andalusia  Spain (11/1998)

Specimen size: 2 × 1.8 × 1.2 cm = 0.8” × 0.7” × 0.5”




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HUELVA

Chalcopyrite with Dolomite and Calcite
 

NB26AJ7: Very sharp disphenoidal Chalcopyrite crystals with a pseudotetrahedral shape, twinned and with an iridescent superficial patina. They are on matrix with Dolomite, Calcite and Quartz. The sample has been sawed on the base to reduce the matrix. This kind of Chalcopyrite was not known at the locality until now.
Salomón Cut, bench 290, Rio Tinto Mines, Minas de Riotinto, Comarca Cuenca Minera, Huelva, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 5.5 × 4 × 2.8 cm = 2.2” × 1.6” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.6 cm = 0.4” × 0.2”




Chalcopyrite with Dolomite and Calcite. Chalcopyrite with Dolomite and Calcite.
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Chalcopyrite with Quartz, Dolomite and Calcite
Chalcopyrite with Quartz, Dolomite and Calcite. Chalcopyrite with Quartz, Dolomite and Calcite.
 

NA14AJ7: Very sharp disphenoidal Chalcopyrite crystals with a pseudotetrahedral shape, some of them with very well defined parallel growths. They are very bright and are on a matrix with Dolomite, Calcite and Quartz. The sample has been sawed on the lower part to reduce the matrix. This kind of Chalcopyrite was not known at the locality until now.
Salomón Cut, bench 290, Rio Tinto Mines, Minas de Riotinto, Comarca Cuenca Minera, Huelva, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 6.3 × 4.4 × 2.5 cm = 2.5” × 1.7” × 1.0”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.3 cm = 0.2” × 0.1”




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Chalcopyrite with Dolomite and Calcite
 

NG46AJ7: Sharp disphenoidal Chalcopyrite crystals with a pseudotetrahedral shape. They are twinned and have a superficial metallic patina and are on a matrix with Dolomite and Calcite. This kind of Chalcopyrite was not known at the locality until now.
Salomón Cut, bench 290, Rio Tinto Mines, Minas de Riotinto, Comarca Cuenca Minera, Huelva, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 7.2 × 4.1 × 4.9 cm = 2.8” × 1.6” × 1.9”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.6 cm = 0.4” × 0.2”




Chalcopyrite with Dolomite and Calcite. Chalcopyrite with Dolomite and Calcite.
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Chalcopyrite with Dolomite and Calcite
Chalcopyrite with Dolomite and Calcite. Chalcopyrite with Dolomite and Calcite.
 

NK36AJ7: Sharp disphenoidal Chalcopyrite crystals with a pseudotetrahedral shape. They are twinned and have a superficial metallic patina and are on a matrix with Dolomite and Calcite. This kind of Chalcopyrite was not known at the locality until now.
Salomón Cut, bench 290, Rio Tinto Mines, Minas de Riotinto, Comarca Cuenca Minera, Huelva, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 7.2 × 6 × 3.2 cm = 2.8” × 2.4” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.5 cm = 0.2” × 0.2”




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Chalcopyrite with Dolomite and Calcite
 

NH56AJ7: Sharp disphenoidal Chalcopyrite crystals with a pseudotetrahedral shape. They are twinned and have a superficial metallic patina and are on a matrix with Dolomite and Calcite. The sample has been sawed on the lower part to reduce the matrix. This kind of Chalcopyrite was not known at the locality until now.
Salomón Cut, bench 290, Rio Tinto Mines, Minas de Riotinto, Comarca Cuenca Minera, Huelva, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 7.8 × 5.6 × 5.2 cm = 3.1” × 2.2” × 2.0”

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




Chalcopyrite with Dolomite and Calcite. Chalcopyrite with Dolomite and Calcite.
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Chalcopyrite with Dolomite and Calcite
Chalcopyrite with Dolomite and Calcite. Chalcopyrite with Dolomite and Calcite.
 

NJ14AJ7: Sharp disphenoidal Chalcopyrite crystals with a pseudotetrahedral shape. They are twinned and have a superficial metallic patina and are on a matrix with Dolomite and Calcite. This kind of Chalcopyrite was not known at the locality until now.
Salomón Cut, bench 290, Rio Tinto Mines, Minas de Riotinto, Comarca Cuenca Minera, Huelva, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 8.7 × 6.2 × 5.3 cm = 3.4” × 2.4” × 2.1”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.2 cm = 0.2” × 0.1”




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Goethite
 

NJ6AJ5: Botryoidal and stalactitic Goethite growths with an intensely metallic-iridescent patina with dominant reddish and green shades. The sample is from a one-time find in a mine without access currently, so likely no new samples will be obtained from there.
La Lapilla Mine, La Lapilla, Alosno, Comarca El Andévalo, Huelva, Andalusia  Spain (03-04/2008)

Specimen size: 9.4 × 6.8 × 6.3 cm = 3.7” × 2.7” × 2.5”




Goethite. Goethite.
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HUELVA / Iridiscent Goethite

If you want to know more about these Goethites please follow this link

Goethite
Goethite.
 

NH7AC2: Botryoidal growths with intense metallic-iridescent patinas, very bright and showing strongly contrasting coloration, with dominant red, yellowish and orange shades. These growths contrast with a later phase with smaller and grayish botryoidal forms. The sample is from a famous 2007 find.
Filón Sur open pit, Minas de Tharsis, Tharsis, Alosno, Comarca El Andévalo, Huelva, Andalusia  Spain (05-10/2007)

Specimen size: 3.2 × 2.7 × 1.7 cm = 1.3” × 1.1” × 0.7”




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Goethite
 

NP8AC2: Botryoidal growths with intense metallic-iridescent patinas, very bright and showing strongly contrasting coloration, with dominant red, yellowish and orange shades. These growths contrast with a later phase with smaller and grayish botryoidal forms. The sample is from a famous 2007 find.
Filón Sur open pit, Minas de Tharsis, Tharsis, Alosno, Comarca El Andévalo, Huelva, Andalusia  Spain (05-10/2007)

Specimen size: 4.2 × 4.1 × 2.4 cm = 1.7”




Goethite.
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Goethite
Goethite.
 

NR11AC2: Stalactitic botryoidal aggregate with intensely metallic-iridescent patinas, very bright and showing strongly contrasting coloration, with dominant reddish and orange shades. These growths contrast with a later phase with smaller and grayish botryoidal forms. The sample is from a famous 2007 find.
Filón Sur open pit, Minas de Tharsis, Tharsis, Alosno, Comarca El Andévalo, Huelva, Andalusia  Spain (05-10/2007)

Specimen size: 7.9 × 5.2 × 2.6 cm = 3.1” × 2.0” × 1.0”




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Goethite
 

NY57AC2: Botryoidal stalactitic aggregate with intensely metallic-iridescent patinas, very bright and showing strongly contrasting coloration, with dominant yellowish and orange shades. These growths contrast with a later phase with smaller and grayish-red botryoidal forms. The sample is from a famous 2007 find.
Filón Sur open pit, Minas de Tharsis, Tharsis, Alosno, Comarca El Andévalo, Huelva, Andalusia  Spain (05-10/2007)

Specimen size: 8.3 × 4.7 × 4 cm = 3.3” × 1.9” × 1.6”




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HUELVA / Mimetite specimens from Tharsis, Spain

If you want to know more about the Beudantite please follow this link

Mimetite with Beudantite
Mimetite with Beudantite. Mimetite with Beudantite.
 

NR10AA3: Small but very sharp tabular Mimetite crystals of excellent quality. Grouped or isolated, they always have very well defined faces and edges, are bright and have a very intense and uniform yellow color and are on a limonite matrix with botryoidal growths of Beudantite in micro-crystals. Both the Mimetite and Beudantite have been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analyses to the buyer.
Filón Sur open pit, Minas de Tharsis, Tharsis, Alosno, Comarca El Andévalo, Huelva, Andalusia  Spain (09-10/2011)

Specimen size: 2.9 × 2.6 × 0.9 cm = 1.1” × 1.0” × 0.4”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.3 cm = 0.2” × 0.1”




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Mimetite with Beudantite
 

NY60AA3: Small but very sharp tabular Mimetite crystals of excellent quality. Grouped or isolated, they always have very well defined faces and edges, are bright and have a very intense and uniform yellow color and are on a limonite matrix with botryoidal growths of Beudantite in micro-crystals. Both the Mimetite and Beudantite have been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analyses to the buyer.
Filón Sur open pit, Minas de Tharsis, Tharsis, Alosno, Comarca El Andévalo, Huelva, Andalusia  Spain (09-10/2011)

Specimen size: 3.1 × 1.9 × 2.2 cm = 1.2” × 0.7” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.2 cm = 0.2” × 0.1”




Mimetite with Beudantite. Mimetite with Beudantite.
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Mimetite
Mimetite. Mimetite.
 

NA13AG0: Druse of Mimetite crystals on a rock matrix that resemble the English campylites, with a spheroidal shape but very well-defined faces and edges. They are bright, with a color between yellow and deep olive green. The sample is from a recent find at Tharsis.
Filón Sur open pit (external), Minas de Tharsis, Tharsis, Alosno, Comarca El Andévalo, Huelva, Andalusia  Spain (30/04/2017)

Specimen size: 3.2 × 3.2 × 1.9 cm = 1.3” × 1.3” × 0.7”

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




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Mimetite
 

ND16AG0: Druse of Mimetite crystals on a rock matrix that resemble the English campylites, with a spheroidal shape but very well-defined faces and edges. They are bright, with a color between yellow and deep olive green. The sample is from a recent find at Tharsis.
Filón Sur open pit (external), Minas de Tharsis, Tharsis, Alosno, Comarca El Andévalo, Huelva, Andalusia  Spain (30/04/2017)

Specimen size: 4.5 × 3.9 × 2.4 cm = 1.8” × 1.5” × 0.9”

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




Mimetite. Mimetite.
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Mimetite
Mimetite. Mimetite.
 

NB12AG0: Druse of Mimetite crystals on a rock matrix that resemble the English campylites, with a spheroidal shape but very well-defined faces and edges. They are bright, with a color between yellow and deep olive green. The sample is from a recent find at Tharsis.
Filón Sur open pit (external), Minas de Tharsis, Tharsis, Alosno, Comarca El Andévalo, Huelva, Andalusia  Spain (30/04/2017)

Specimen size: 4.6 × 2.3 × 3.3 cm = 1.8” × 0.9” × 1.3”

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




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Mimetite
 

NC14AG0: Druse of Mimetite crystals on a rock matrix that resemble the English campylites, with a spheroidal shape but very well-defined faces and edges. They are bright, with a color between yellow and deep olive green. The sample is from a recent find at Tharsis.
Filón Sur open pit (external), Minas de Tharsis, Tharsis, Alosno, Comarca El Andévalo, Huelva, Andalusia  Spain (30/04/2017)

Specimen size: 6 × 4 × 3.1 cm = 2.4” × 1.6” × 1.2”

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




Mimetite. Mimetite.
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HUELVA / Azurite from La Poderosa Mine

Azurite
Azurite.
 

NB11AB9: A Spanish novelty from a mine in which only the Pyrite had been noted before. Spheroidal aggregates of very well defined crystals, some of them platy and sharp, bright and with a very vivid color.
Poderosa Mine, El Campillo, Comarca Cuenca Minera, Huelva, Andalusia  Spain (03/2015)

Specimen size: 2.5 × 1.8 × 1.5 cm = 1.0” × 0.7” × 0.6”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.2 cm = 0.2” × 0.1”




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Azurite
 

NF11AB9: A Spanish novelty from a mine in which only the Pyrite had been noted before. Spheroidal aggregates of very well defined crystals, some of them platy and sharp, bright and with a very vivid color.
Poderosa Mine, El Campillo, Comarca Cuenca Minera, Huelva, Andalusia  Spain (03/2015)

Specimen size: 2.9 × 2 × 1.4 cm = 1.1” × 0.8” × 0.6”

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




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JAÉN / Prehnite from Carchelejo

An ophite quarry in Carchelejo, Jaén, Spain produced good Prehnite, some of which are intensely green, with spherical forms, and often associated with brilliant Augite.
The quarry is now closed, so new specimens are unlikely to be found in the future.

Prehnite
Prehnite.
 

NG59AC9: Globular fan-shaped growths with visible faces, translucent, with a uniform clear green color and on an ophiolite matrix. The quarry has been closed and inaccessible for years.
Oficarsa Quarry, De las Culebras Hill, Carchelejo, Cárcheles, Comarca Sierra Mágina, Jaén, Andalusia  Spain (2002-2005)

Specimen size: 4.9 × 3.6 × 3.7 cm = 1.9” × 1.4” × 1.5”




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Prehnite
 

NP8AJ5: Globular growth, very aerial and on matrix, of translucent Prehnite with an intense green color. The Prehnites of Carchelejo are currently scarce.
Oficarsa Quarry, De las Culebras Hill, Carchelejo, Cárcheles, Comarca Sierra Mágina, Jaén, Andalusia  Spain (2002-2005)

Specimen size: 5.3 × 3.6 × 2 cm = 2.1” × 1.4” × 0.8”




Prehnite.
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Prehnite
Prehnite.
 

NJ9AJ5: Globular growth, very aerial and on matrix, of translucent Prehnite with an intense green color. The Prehnites of Carchelejo are currently scarce.
Oficarsa Quarry, De las Culebras Hill, Carchelejo, Cárcheles, Comarca Sierra Mágina, Jaén, Andalusia  Spain (2002-2005)

Specimen size: 5.4 × 3.4 × 2.1 cm = 2.1” × 1.3” × 0.8”




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JAÉN / Chrysocolla from Linares

Chrysocolla
 

NG12T9: This is a Spanish novelty because in the Los Amigos Mine Chrysocolla wasn't mentioned before. We should also mention that the appearance of this Chrysocolla is very attractive as it isn’t just a crust as usual but it has nice forms covering what seem to be crystals of Quartz and probably Chalcedony. These nice forms together with their great color, generate what is, in our opinion, the best Chrysocolla found in Spain and nearly as fine as the nicer ones from other countries.
As usual when we offer unusual things like this, we will send a copy of the analysis to the customer.
San Enrique Shaft, 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: 5.2 × 2 × 2.5 cm = 2.0” × 0.8” × 1.0”




Chrysocolla.
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MÁLAGA

Scheelite
Scheelite. Front
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Scheelite. Side
Side
 

TF14AJ8: A complete Scheelite crystal with a polycrystalline base that has small matrix remains. It has a dipyramidal shape, is bright, translucent, and has a deep and uniform orange color. The sample, from a Spanish locality that is classic for the species, is from a relatively recent find.
Conchita Mine, Puerto del Lentisco-Arroyo Bosquecillo, Estepona, Comarca Costa del Sol Occidental, Málaga, Andalusia  Spain (2017)

Specimen size: 1.3 × 1.1 × 1 cm = 0.5” × 0.4” × 0.4”

Extremely fluorescent short UV




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Spinel with Calcite and Mica
 

MG86AJ5: Surficial aggregate of very sharp and bright octahedral Spinel crystals whose color is between mauve and violet. They are on a matrix with Calcite and Mica. Spinels from the Mijas area are undoubtably the best on the Iberian Peninsula.
Mijas Mountains, Mijas, Costa del Sol Occidental, Málaga, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 8.7 × 6.9 × 3.8 cm = 3.4” × 2.7” × 1.5”

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

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV




Spinel with Calcite and Mica. Spinel with Calcite and Mica.
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MÁLAGA / Blue Quartz with Magnesioriebeckite

In the Ofite quarries in the provinces of Málaga and Jaén they find these blue Quartz, whose color is due to inclusions of Magnesioriebeckite. The crystals are often doubly terminated.

Blue Quartz with Magnesioriebeckite inclusions
Blue Quartz with Magnesioriebeckite inclusions. Blue Quartz with Magnesioriebeckite inclusions.
 

N9HW1: Crystals with a dipyramidal shape, prism faces scarcely developed, good luster and bluish color due to inclusions of Magnesioriebeckite. They are on a serpentinite matrix.
Acedo Claim (Juanona Quarry), Juanona, Antequera, Comarca de Antequera, Málaga, Andalusia  Spain (2000)

Specimen size: 6 × 3.5 × 4.7 cm = 2.4” × 1.4” × 1.9”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.5 cm = 0.2” × 0.2”




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Aragón


Gypsum
 

ND6AI3: Very sharp and extraordinarily clear and bright Gypsum crystal with very well defined crystalline forms, partially doubly terminated and on matrix. A Spanish classic that is increasingly scarce.
The sample is from the Ignacio Hernández collection (num. 104) whose original label we’ll send to the buyer.
Alabaster Quarries, Patillas Hill, Fuentes de Ebro, Delimitación Comarcal de Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Aragon  Spain

Specimen size: 5.2 × 3.6 × 3.8 cm = 2.0” × 1.4” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 3.1 × 2.5 cm = 1.2” × 1.0”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV

Former collection of Ignacio Hernández




Gypsum. Front
Front
Gypsum. Rear
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Octahedral Pyrite
Octahedral Pyrite.
 

NJ10X4: A novelty at Mineralexpo (Barcelona) 2013. A druse, on matrix, of cubo-octahedral crystals with a superficial iridescent patina with dominant deep metallic yellow and blue shades and a very intense luster.
Pura claim, Carmen y Pura group of mines, Valdelapiedra ravine, Foz-Calanda, Comarca Bajo Aragón, Teruel, Aragon  Spain (01/2013)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 4.6 × 3.7 cm = 2.4” × 1.8” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.4 cm = 0.3” × 0.2”




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Pyromorphite
 

NC11AH9: A novelty at Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2018. From old mining works where samples of such quality had never been found. The Pyromorphite crystals are partially coating a Quartz matrix, have very well defined faces and edges, are translucent, bright, and have a uniform yellowish green color. A new locality to add to the list of good Spanish Pyromorphites.
La Ascensión del Señor Mine (Mercader Mine), Judío Hill, Munébrega, Comarca Comunidad de Calatayud, Zaragoza, Aragon  Spain (2017)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 5.2 × 1.8 cm = 2.4” × 2.0” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 0.1 × 0.1 cm = 0.0” × 0.0”

Fluorescent short UV




Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.
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Asturias (Principality of Asturias)


Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.
 

NX14AJ5: A surface with small short prismatic Pyromorphite crystals on matrix. They are bright and have a very intense green color. The sample is from a well-known locality but where only a few significant samples have been obtained.
Monte Bedures, Meredo, Vegadeo, Comarca Eo-Navia, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (03/2007)

Specimen size: 4.8 × 2.4 × 1.6 cm = 1.9” × 0.9” × 0.6”

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




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Calcite with Fluorite
 

NG27AJ5: Groups of complex Calcite crystals, very rich in faces with a predominant rhombohedron and a rounded shape. They are translucent and bright, slightly yellowish, and are on matrix with Fluorite. Very different than the usual Calcites form this prolific locality.
Moscona Mine, El Llano, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Comarca Avilés, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (06-07/2018)

Specimen size: 10.8 × 10.7 × 6.3 cm = 4.3” × 4.2” × 2.5”

Main crystal size: 4.1 × 3 cm = 1.6” × 1.2”

Minor fluorescence short UV




Calcite with Fluorite. Calcite with Fluorite.
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Baryte
Baryte. Baryte.
 

NR16AC9: Aggregate of very sharp tabular Baryte crystals with zones that have a dominant sky blue color and others with a white color and geometric zones on the edges.
Moscona Mine, El Llano, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Comarca Avilés, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (2011)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 5.6 × 3 cm = 2.4” × 2.2” × 1.2”

Main crystal size: 2.3 × 1.6 cm = 0.9” × 0.6”

Minor fluorescence short UV




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Baryte with Calcite
Baryte with Calcite  

EG96AI7: Group of very sharp and thick tabular Baryte crystals, some of them doubly terminated, with parallel growths, translucent, bright, with a pale sky blue color, with complex translucent and bright Calcite crystals and partially bordered by small white Dolomite crystals.
The sample is from the Raúl Sanabria collection whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
Moscona Mine, El Llano, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Comarca Avilés, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (1992)

Specimen size: 7 × 6.2 × 4.7 cm = 2.8” × 2.4” × 1.9”

Main crystal size: 4.4 × 3.2 cm = 1.7” × 1.3”

Former collection of Raúl Sanabria




Baryte with Calcite. Front
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Baryte with Calcite. Side
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Baryte with Calcite. Side
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Baryte with Calcite, Dolomite and Fluorite
Baryte with Calcite, Dolomite and Fluorite. Baryte with Calcite, Dolomite and Fluorite.
 

NP63V2: From a recent find at the Moscona mine. A druse of tabular crystals of Baryte with very well defined faces and edges, good transparency and luster and an intense sky blue color, with small yellow scalenohedral crystals of Calcite, Dolomite and minor Fluorite.
Moscona Mine, "Corte del Agua", El Llano, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Comarca Avilés, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (01/2012)

Specimen size: 9.5 × 7.3 × 4.3 cm = 3.7” × 2.9” × 1.7”

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




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Baryte with Dolomite
 

NA88X4: Very sharp laminar crystals of Baryte, bright and with an intense and uniform sky blue color. They are on matrix, with white Dolomite crystals and small cubic Fluorite crystals.
Moscona Mine, "Corte del Agua", El Llano, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Comarca Avilés, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (01/2012)

Specimen size: 17 × 10.5 × 7.3 cm = 6.7” × 4.1” × 2.9”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 2 cm = 0.9” × 0.8”




Baryte with Dolomite. Baryte with Dolomite.
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Doubly terminated Quartz with inclusions and Baryte
Doubly terminated Quartz with inclusions and Baryte. Front
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Doubly terminated Quartz with inclusions and Baryte. Rear
Rear
 

NE16M3: Complete Quartz crystal, with irregularly grown faces and dissolution forms (no fractures) on the back side. This crystal shows inclusions and small matrix fragments with laminar Baryte crystals on its surface.
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: 8.8 × 5.1 × 4 cm = 3.5” × 2.0” × 1.6”

Main crystal size: 8.5 × 4.9 cm = 3.3” × 1.9”




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Quartz with Hydrocarbon inclusions
 

TC87AE2: Aggregate of doubly terminated crystals, one of them clearly dominant, that are very bright and have spherical hydrocarbon inclusions, small but very well defined. A Spanish classic of great quality.
La Cabaña, Berbes mining area, Valdelmar, Berbes, Ribadesella, Comarca Oriente, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain

Specimen size: 5.6 × 5.5 × 3.6 cm = 2.2” × 2.2” × 1.4”

Main crystal size: 5.5 × 3.9 cm = 2.2” × 1.5”

Hydrocarbons fluorescent long & short UV



Quartz with Hydrocarbon inclusions. Front
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Quartz with Hydrocarbon inclusions. Rear
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Quartz with Hydrocarbon inclusions
Quartz with Hydrocarbon inclusions. Front
Front
Quartz with Hydrocarbon inclusions. Rear
Rear
 

TY28AE2: Aggregate of doubly terminated crystals, one of them clearly dominant, with curious echeloned terminations. They are very bright and have a lot of hydrocarbon inclusions. A Spanish classic of great quality.
La Cabaña, Berbes mining area, Valdelmar, Berbes, Ribadesella, Comarca Oriente, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain

Specimen size: 9.2 × 4.8 × 3.3 cm = 3.6” × 1.9” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 9.2 × 4.3 cm = 3.6” × 1.7”

Hydrocarbons fluorescent long & short UV



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Doubly terminated Quartz with hydrocarbon inclusions and Baryte

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EP61AB8: Aggregate of Quartz crystals, most of them doubly terminated, with a considerable length for the locality and very rich in fluid hydrocarbide inclusions, some of them mobile.
La Cabaña, Berbes mining area, Valdelmar, Berbes, Ribadesella, Comarca Oriente, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain

Specimen size: 12.2 × 7.9 × 6.5 cm = 4.8” × 3.1” × 2.6”

Main crystal size: 8.1 × 7.1 cm = 3.2” × 2.8”

Hydrocarbons fluorescent long & short UV



Doubly terminated Quartz with hydrocarbon inclusions and Baryte. Front
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Doubly terminated Quartz with hydrocarbon inclusions and Baryte. Rear
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Doubly terminated Quartz with hydrocarbon inclusions and Baryte.
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Azurite with Calcite and Quartz
Azurite with Calcite and Quartz. Azurite with Calcite and Quartz.
Azurite with Calcite and Quartz.
 

ND56AI1: Elongated Azurite crystals that are very individualized, translucent, with a very vivid color and on matrix with Quartz crystals and a large slightly altered Calcite crystal. The sample is from a very recent find at the Llamas quarry where Azurite was previously detected but of such quality.
Llamas Quarry, Obdulia vein, Caravia mining area, Las Cabañas, Duyos, Caravia, Comarca Oriente, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (2018)

Specimen size: 4.5 × 3.8 × 2.5 cm = 1.8” × 1.5” × 1.0”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.2 cm = 0.2” × 0.1”




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Azurite with Quartz
 

NE16AI1: Aggregate, on matrix, of very sharp, transparent and extraordinarily bright Azurite crystals that have a very vivid color. The sample is from a very recent find at the Llamas quarry where Azurite was previously detected but not of such quality.

Llamas Quarry, Obdulia vein, Caravia mining area, Las Cabañas, Duyos, Caravia, Comarca Oriente, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (2018)

Specimen size: 4.7 × 3.8 × 2.4 cm = 1.9” × 1.5” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 0.1 × 0.1 cm = 0.0” × 0.0”




Azurite with Quartz. Azurite with Quartz.
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Azurite with Quartz
Azurite with Quartz. Azurite with Quartz.
 

NB36AI1: Polycrystalline spheroidal aggregate on matrix with small Quartz crystals of translucent, bright and vividly colored Azurite crystals. The sample is from a very recent find at the Llamas quarry where Azurite was previously detected but not of such quality.
Llamas Quarry, Obdulia vein, Caravia mining area, Las Cabañas, Duyos, Caravia, Comarca Oriente, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (2018)

Specimen size: 5.4 × 5.4 × 2.8 cm = 2.1” × 2.1” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.5 cm = 0.3” × 0.2”




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Azurite with Quartz
 

NC46AI1: Aggregate, on matrix, of very sharp Azurite crystals with small Quartz crystals. The Azurite crystals are transparent, have a very vivid color and are extraordinarily bright. The sample is from a very recent find at the Llamas quarry where Azurite was previously detected but not of such quality.
Llamas Quarry, Obdulia vein, Caravia mining area, Las Cabañas, Duyos, Caravia, Comarca Oriente, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (2018)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 4.2 × 4.9 cm = 2.5” × 1.7” × 1.9”

Main crystal size: 0.1 × 0.1 cm = 0.0” × 0.0”




Azurite with Quartz. Azurite with Quartz.
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Smithsonite after Calcite
Smithsonite after Calcite. Smithsonite after Calcite.
 

NF56AF2: Smithsonite growths pseudomorphous after scalenohedral Calcite crystals. The color is between brown and yellow and their edges are bordered by botryoidal growths which are partially coated by white Hemimorphite. In spite of the fact that the Smithsonite and the Hemimorphite from this mine are well known, to our knowledge there are no references about these Smithsonite-Calcite pseudomorphs.
Argayón Mine, Robriguero, Panes, Peñamellera Baja, Comarca Oriente, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (12/2016)

Specimen size: 11.3 × 9.4 × 5.6 cm = 4.4” × 3.7” × 2.2”

Main crystal size: 6.6 × 4.5 cm = 2.6” × 1.8”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV




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Cantabria


Calcite with Dolomite
 

NV57AD2: Complex Calcite crystals, one of them clearly dominant, rounded, with the dominant forms of a scalenohedron and a flattened rhombohedron, transparent, bright, with a very pale yellow color and on a rocky matrix with pink Dolomite.
This specimen was published on the Mineralogical Record´s web page, in the ‘What's New’ section, number 43, May 8, 2016 edition.
La Florida mining area, Herrería-Valdáliga-Rionansa, Cantabria  Spain (±2000)

Specimen size: 5.6 × 5 × 3.6 cm = 2.2” × 2.0” × 1.4”

Main crystal size: 3.7 × 3.4 cm = 1.5” × 1.3”




Calcite with Dolomite. Front
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Calcite with Dolomite. Side
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Calcite with Dolomite. Side
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Calcite with Dolomite
Calcite with Dolomite. Front
Front
Calcite with Dolomite. Side
Side
 

ND7AF0: A complex crystal with many faces, among which are those of the acute rhombohedra and shortened scalenohedra which stand out, giving it an equant and rounded shape. Above all, the uniform yellow color, the transparency, brilliance and position on the Dolomite matrix are all great.
La Florida mining area, Herrería-Valdáliga-Rionansa, Cantabria  Spain

Specimen size: 7.8 × 4.4 × 5.3 cm = 3.1” × 1.7” × 2.1”

Main crystal size: 3.4 × 3.4 cm = 1.3” × 1.3”

Minor fluorescence short UV




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Calcite with Dolomite
 

NT67AE2: Complex Calcite crystals, one of them clearly dominant, with many faces, among which the acute rhombohedron and shortened scalenohedra stand out, giving them an equant and rounded shape. The crystals, transparent and colorless, are on a matrix of Dolomite crystals with Sphalerite and smaller Calcite crystals with an acute scalenohedral shape.
La Florida mining area, Herrería-Valdáliga-Rionansa, Cantabria  Spain (±2000)

Specimen size: 11.4 × 8.6 × 4.2 cm = 4.5” × 3.4” × 1.7”

Main crystal size: 2.8 × 2.7 cm = 1.1” × 1.1”

Minor fluorescence short UV




Calcite with Dolomite. Calcite with Dolomite.
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Calcite with Dolomite
Calcite with Dolomite. Calcite with Dolomite.
 

NA67AE7: Complex Calcite crystals, one of them clearly dominant, with many faces, among which acute rhombohedra and shortened scalenohedra stand out, giving it an equant and rounded shape. Above all is the brilliance, transparency and uniform yellow color of the Calcite crystals, implanted on a rocky matrix coated by pink Dolomite crystals.
La Florida mining area, Herrería-Valdáliga-Rionansa, Cantabria  Spain

Specimen size: 14 × 10.8 × 7 cm = 5.5” × 4.3” × 2.8”

Main crystal size: 3.9 × 3.1 cm = 1.5” × 1.2”




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Hemimorphite with Hydrozincite
 

N46YH5: Small prismatic crystals of Hemimorphite, dark brown, very sharp and bright, partially covered by a botryoidal uniform bed of white Hydrozincite.
La Florida mining area, Herrería-Valdáliga-Rionansa, Cantabria  Spain (1997)

Specimen size: 14.3 × 11 × 4 cm = 5.6” × 4.3” × 1.6”

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

Intense fluorescence short UV & fluorescent long UV




Hemimorphite with Hydrozincite. Hemimorphite with Hydrozincite.
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Sphalerite with Galena, Quartz and Calcite
Sphalerite with Galena, Quartz and Calcite. Sphalerite with Galena, Quartz and Calcite.
 

ND10X7: Aggregates of complex equant crystals, translucent, bright, and with a very deep dark honey color. On matrix, with Calcite and small Quartz crystals. It has been discovered in a recent find at an abandoned mine, well known for Calcite and Baryte and now offering these Sphalerite samples of very much better quality than all previously known.
María Jesús Mine (Lobeto Mine), Sol Viejo, Cabanzón, Herrerías, Comarca Saja-Nansa, Cantabria  Spain (2012-2013)

Specimen size: 5.2 × 3.8 × 3.3 cm = 2.0” × 1.5” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.4 cm = 0.2” × 0.2”

Calcite minor fluorescence long & short UV




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Sphalerite with Quartz and Calcite
 

NE62X7: Aggregate of complex equant crystals, translucent, bright, and with a very deep dark honey color. They are on matrix, with small Quartz crystals and white scalenohedral Calcite crystals on the back side. It has been discovered in a recent find on an abandoned mine, well known for Calcite and Baryte and now offering this Sphalerite samples of very much better quality than all previously known.
María Jesús Mine (Lobeto Mine), Sol Viejo, Cabanzón, Herrerías, Comarca Saja-Nansa, Cantabria  Spain (2012-2013)

Specimen size: 6 × 5 × 3.4 cm = 2.4” × 2.0” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.6 cm = 0.4” × 0.2”

Calcite minor fluorescence long & short UV




Sphalerite with Quartz and Calcite. Sphalerite with Quartz and Calcite.
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Smithsonite after Calcite with Hemimorphite
Smithsonite after Calcite with Hemimorphite.
 

NG56AF0: A novelty at MineralExpo Sants (Barcelona) 2017. Smithsonite replacing Calcite crystals. It is yellowish and partially coated by small white Hemimorphite crystals. Both the Smithsonite and the Hemimorphite have been analyzed and we’ll send a copy of the analyses to the buyer.
Moriazo Mine, Casamaría, Herrerías, Comarca Saja-Nansa, Cantabria  Spain (2016)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 6 × 3 cm = 2.4” × 2.4” × 1.2”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 1.1 cm = 0.7” × 0.4”

Minor fluorescence short UV




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Smithsonite after Calcite with Hemimorphite
 

NH13AF0: A novelty at MineralExpo Sants (Barcelona) 2017. Smithsonite replacing Calcite crystals. It is yellowish and partially coated by small white Hemimorphite crystals. Both the Smithsonite and the Hemimorphite have been analyzed and we’ll send a copy of the analyses to the buyer.
Moriazo Mine, Casamaría, Herrerías, Comarca Saja-Nansa, Cantabria  Spain (2016)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 3.9 × 3.2 cm = 2.5” × 1.5” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 0.8 cm = 0.7” × 0.3”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV




Smithsonite after Calcite with Hemimorphite.
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Smithsonite after Calcite with Hemimorphite
Smithsonite after Calcite with Hemimorphite.
 

NK14AF0: A novelty at MineralExpo Sants (Barcelona) 2017. Smithsonite replacing Calcite crystals. It is yellowish and partially coated by small white Hemimorphite crystals. Both the Smithsonite and the Hemimorphite have been analyzed and we’ll send a copy of the analyses to the buyer.
Moriazo Mine, Casamaría, Herrerías, Comarca Saja-Nansa, Cantabria  Spain (2016)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 5.8 × 2.7 cm = 2.5” × 2.3” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 3.4 × 2.2 cm = 1.3” × 0.9”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV




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Smithsonite after Calcite with Hemimorphite
 

NL16AE8: A novelty at MineralExpo Sants (Barcelona) 2017. Aggregate of Smithsonite replacing and partially coating Calcite crystals. It is yellowish and partially coated by small white Hemimorphite crystals. Both the Smithsonite and the Hemimorphite have been analyzed and we’ll send a copy of the analyses to the buyer.
Moriazo Mine, Casamaría, Herrerías, Comarca Saja-Nansa, Cantabria  Spain (2016)

Specimen size: 7.1 × 5 × 4.4 cm = 2.8” × 2.0” × 1.7”

Main crystal size: 2.8 × 2 cm = 1.1” × 0.8”

Minor fluorescence short UV




Smithsonite after Calcite with Hemimorphite. Smithsonite after Calcite with Hemimorphite.
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Áliva Sphalerite

Áliva, in the Picos de Europa, Cantabria, Spain is one of the classic worldwide localities. The best red Sphalerite in the world comes from here! The mines are now closed and there is no access to the galleries (especially as many of them are flooded)

Sphalerite
Sphalerite. Front
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Sphalerite. Light behind
Light behind
Sphalerite  

NB37AK4: Group of complex crystals of Sphalerite with faces and edges much more defined than usual at this locality, very bright, between translucent and transparent and very bright and deep color tones.
The specimen comes from the collection of Carlos González Bargueño, whose label we will send to the buyer.
Las Mánforas Mine, nivel 3, Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria  Spain (2004)

Specimen size: 4.4 × 2.7 × 1.9 cm = 1.7” × 1.1” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 1.8 cm = 0.7” × 0.7”

Former collection of Carlos González Bargueño




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Sphalerite with Dolomite
Sphalerite with Dolomite  

NE50AK4: Complex crystal of Sphalerite, twinned, with the faces and edges more defined than usual at the locality, between translucent and transparent, very bright and uniform orange shade and on matrix with white Dolomite crystals. The specimen comes from the collection of Carlos González Bargueño, whose label we will send to the buyer.
Las Mánforas Mine, nivel 1, Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria  Spain (2004)

Specimen size: 7.1 × 4.1 × 3.5 cm = 2.8” × 1.6” × 1.4”

Main crystal size: 4.5 × 3.1 cm = 1.8” × 1.2”

Former collection of Carlos González Bargueño




Sphalerite with Dolomite. Front
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Sphalerite with Dolomite. Light behind
Light behind
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Sphalerite
Sphalerite.
 

NR12R9: A complex crystal with curvatures on its faces and edges. It is transparent and has an excellent deep honey color. The back side shows exfoliated surfaces.
Las Mánforas Mine, Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria  Spain

Specimen size: 2.9 × 2 × 1 cm = 1.1” × 0.8” × 0.4”




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Sphalerite
 

NM58AJ5: Polycrystalline growths of complex crystals with notable curvatures on faces and edges, transparent and with an excellent deep honey color. The back is a contact surface with a disappeared crystal, probably a scalenohedral Calcite.
Las Mánforas Mine, Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria  Spain

Specimen size: 3.3 × 2 × 1.2 cm = 1.3” × 0.8” × 0.5”




Sphalerite.
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Sphalerite with Dolomite
Sphalerite with Dolomite. Front
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Sphalerite with Dolomite. Light behind
Light behind
Sphalerite with Dolomite. Top
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Sphalerite with Dolomite  

NG37AJ8: Sphalerite crystals with complex but unusually well defined forms for the locality. They are bright, very transparent and have a very intense and uniform honey yellow color. On matrix with small white rhombohedral Dolomite crystals. A small jewel from Las Mánforas that comes from the Carlos González Bargueño collection whose label we will send to the buyer.
Las Mánforas Mine, nivel 2, Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria  Spain (2002)

Specimen size: 3.5 × 3.3 × 1.8 cm = 1.4” × 1.3” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 1.6 cm = 0.7” × 0.6”

Former collection of Carlos González Bargueño




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Sphalerite with Dolomite
 

NT13AB1: Complex crystal with curvatures on its faces and edges, twinned, with parallel growths, transparent, with an excellent deep honey color and partially coated by small white Dolomite crystals. From a Spanish mine, inaccessible for many of years, that is considered as a classic for the Sphalerite.
Las Mánforas Mine, Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria  Spain

Specimen size: 3.5 × 3 × 2.2 cm = 1.4” × 1.2” × 0.9”




Sphalerite with Dolomite.
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Sphalerite with Dolomite
Sphalerite with Dolomite. Front
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Sphalerite with Dolomite. Light behind
Light behind
 

TA66AD4: Aggregate of complex Sphalerite crystals, some with smooth faces and others with echeloned forms due to parallel growth. The crystals, partially coated by small white rhombohedral Dolomite crystals, are translucent, very bright and have a uniform honey color. A Spanish classic.
Las Mánforas Mine, nivel 2, Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria  Spain

Specimen size: 5 × 4.9 × 3.4 cm = 2.0” × 1.9” × 1.3”




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Sphalerite with Dolomite
 

NM8AB1: Complex equidimensional crystals, translucent and with a very deep toasted honey color. They are on matrix, with Dolomite. From a Spanish mine, inaccessible for many of years, that is considered as a classic for the Sphalerite.
Las Mánforas Mine, Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria  Spain

Specimen size: 7.7 × 5.6 × 3 cm = 3.0” × 2.2” × 1.2”




Sphalerite with Dolomite. Sphalerite with Dolomite.
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Sphalerite
Sphalerite. Front
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Sphalerite. Light behind
Light behind
Sphalerite. Light behind
Light behind
 

ME92AF2: Aggregate of complex Sphalerite crystals, very rich in faces that combine smooth and rough surfaces. The crystals, bright and between translucent and transparent, have a very intense orange color, easily visible with intense lightning.
Las Mánforas Mine, Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria  Spain

Specimen size: 9.3 × 7.8 × 4.8 cm = 3.7” × 3.1” × 1.9”

Main crystal size: 4.1 × 3.1 cm = 1.6” × 1.2”




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Sphalerite with Galena and Dolomite
 

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

Specimen size: 9.4 × 6.6 × 4.6 cm = 3.7” × 2.6” × 1.8”

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




Sphalerite with Galena and Dolomite. Sphalerite with Galena and Dolomite.
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Sphalerite with Dolomite
Sphalerite with Dolomite. Sphalerite with Dolomite.

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NM93AE6: An aggregate of complex Sphalerite crystals with curved faces, some smooth and others with polycrystalline growths. These crystals, between transparent and translucent, are very bright, have a very dense, deep and uniform honey color and are partially coated by white Dolomite rhombohedra.
Las Mánforas Mine, Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria  Spain

Specimen size: 13 × 12 × 7 cm = 5.1” × 4.7” × 2.8”




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Castile and Leon


Cinnabar with Calcite
 

NG26AF2: Sharp rhombohedral Cinnabar crystals on matrix. They have an intense red color and have hoppered growths with very small Quartz crystals.
Escarlati Mine, level 3, Puerto de las Señales, Maraña, Comarca Montaña Oriental, León, Castile and León  Spain (2007)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 4.8 × 3.5 cm = 2.5” × 1.9” × 1.4”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.8 cm = 0.4” × 0.3”




Cinnabar with Calcite. Cinnabar with Calcite.
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Cinnabar with Calcite
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Cinnabar with Calcite.
 

NH46AF2: Rhombohedral Cinnabar crystals on matrix. They have an intense red color and their faces and edges are very well defined, , with some hoppered faces that have small Quartz crystals inside of them.
Escarlati Mine, level 3, Puerto de las Señales, Maraña, Comarca Montaña Oriental, León, Castile and León  Spain (2007)

Specimen size: 8.8 × 7.8 × 4.5 cm = 3.5” × 3.1” × 1.8”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.6 cm = 0.3” × 0.2”




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Cinnabar with Quartz
 

NC27AH7: An alignment of rhombohedral Cinnabar crystals that have a very good luster and color and whose faces and edges are very much better defined than usual on samples from this locality. They are on massive Quartz matrix. An excellent Spanish classic with very few samples available today.
Escarlati Mine, level 3, Puerto de las Señales, Maraña, Comarca Montaña Oriental, León, Castile and León  Spain (2007)

Specimen size: 12.4 × 7.8 × 5.2 cm = 4.9” × 3.1” × 2.0”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.4 cm = 0.2” × 0.2”




Cinnabar with Quartz. Cinnabar with Quartz.
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Castilla - La Mancha


Cinnabar with Dolomite and Mercury
Cinnabar with Dolomite and Mercury. Cinnabar with Dolomite and Mercury.
Cinnabar with Dolomite and Mercury  

NQ91AK0: Group of complex crystals of Cinnabar with very well defined faces and edges, translucent, very bright, with a very vivid and deep color, with coatings of small white crystals of Dolomite and on matrix. Also with small drops of native Mercury.
An old classic from the collection of Ignacio Gaspar, which was previously in the collection of Martín Oliete. We will send the buyer the cards from both collections.
Almaden Mine, Almadén, Comarca Valle de Alcudia, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (1980)

Specimen size: 4.9 × 4.7 × 1.2 cm = 1.9” × 1.9” × 0.5”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.5 cm = 0.4” × 0.2”

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar




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Cinnabar with Quartz
 

NA47AG9: Isolated Cinnabar crystals on matrix with very well defined faces and edges, translucent, very bright and with a very intense color. A Spanish classic-classic.
Almaden Mine, Almadén, Comarca Valle de Alcudia, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (±1960-70)

Specimen size: 3.1 × 2.5 × 2.8 cm = 1.2” × 1.0” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.3 cm = 0.2” × 0.1”




Cinnabar with Quartz. Cinnabar with Quartz.
Cinnabar with Quartz.
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Cinnabar with Dolomite
Cinnabar with Dolomite. Cinnabar with Dolomite.
 

NT69AI7: Group of crystals with well-defined faces and edges and very well defined skeletal and parallel growths. They are translucent, very bright, have a very vivid color and they are on a matrix of white Quartz microcrystals.
Almaden Mine, Almadén, Comarca Valle de Alcudia, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (±1960-70)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 3.3 × 1.3 cm = 2.4” × 1.3” × 0.5”




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Cinnabar with Quarz and Dolomite
 

TR96AG9: Isolated Cinnabar crystals on matrix, with very well defined faces and edges, clearly twinned, translucent, very bright and with a very intense color. A Spanish classic.
Almaden Mine, Almadén, Comarca Valle de Alcudia, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain

Specimen size: 6.3 × 5 × 2.2 cm = 2.5” × 2.0” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.3 cm = 0.2” × 0.1”




Cinnabar with Quarz and Dolomite. Cinnabar with Quarz and Dolomite.
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Cinnabar with Quartz
Cinnabar with Quartz. Cinnabar with Quartz.
 

NT69AG9: Parallel growth of Cinnabar crystals with polycrystalline surfaces and slight curvatures on the edges. They are translucent, bright, with an intense color and are on matrix with small Quartz crystals. A Spanish classic. The sample is from the Eugeni Bareche collection (num. 692) and we’ll send the label to the buyer.
Almaden Mine, Almadén, Comarca Valle de Alcudia, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (±1960-70)

Specimen size: 8.1 × 5.7 × 4.3 cm = 3.2” × 2.2” × 1.7”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 0.8 cm = 0.7” × 0.3”




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Cinnabar with Calcite
 

NA54AH4: Aggregates of Cinnabar crystals with very well defined faces and edges, with a predominant rhombohedron, translucent, very bright and on a quartzite matrix coated by white Calcite microcrystals. An excellent Spanish classic.
Almaden Mine, Almadén, Comarca Valle de Alcudia, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (±1960-70)

Specimen size: 16 × 8 × 5 cm = 6.3” × 3.1” × 2.0”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.5 cm = 0.2” × 0.2”




Cinnabar with Calcite. Cinnabar with Calcite.
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Twinned Cerussite
Twinned Cerussite. Front
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Twinned Cerussite. Rear
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Twinned Cerussite  

NQ37AJ5: Very aerial reticulated twins of very flat Cerussite crystals with a white, slightly pinkish color.
The sample is from the Ignacio Gaspar collection whose label we will send to the buyer.
Luis Mine, 88 m.↓ Norte vein, Del General Mines, Cabezarrubias del Puerto, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (05/2013)

Specimen size: 3.6 × 2 × 0.6 cm = 1.4” × 0.8” × 0.2”

Fluorescent short UV

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar




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Cerussite
Cerussite  

NR89AI7: Floater reticulated group of flattened prismatic and twinned Cerussite crystals with slightly pinkish shades. It has been perfectly preserved, something not usual on samples from this
The sample is from the Ignacio Gaspar Sintes collection (reg. CER-36) whose card we’ll send to the buyer.
Luis Mine, "fisura de las Velas", Norte vein, Del General Mines, Cabezarrubias del Puerto, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (06/2013)

Specimen size: 4.6 × 2.3 × 0.4 cm = 1.8” × 0.9” × 0.2”

Fluorescent short UV

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar




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Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.
 

NF62X6: A novelty at the Escuela de Minas de Madrid Show 2013. Aggregates of very bright vivid yellow crystals with well defined faces of a short prism and the terminal pinacoid. They are on a limonite matrix.
Luis Mine, Norte vein, Del General Mines, Cabezarrubias del Puerto, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (01/03/2013)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 2.6 × 1.8 cm = 2.4” × 1.0” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 0.2 × 0.1 cm = 0.1” × 0.0”




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El Horcajo Pyromorphite

During the last century a mine at El Horcajo, Ciudad Real, produced great Pyromorphite with a very large variety of forms. Specimens from the locality are very well represented in major European Museums. Unfortunately little of this material is available and it is very difficult to get hold of specimen from this mine. We obtained a few small specimens from an old Spanish collection and we are able to offer them :

Pyromorphite
 

NN96AJ8: Floater group of short prismatic Pyromorphite crystals that are doubly terminated, with good terminal faces that are partially polycrystalline. They are bright and have a uniform yellowish-green color. A classic of Spanish mineralogy.
El Horcajo Mines, El Horcajo, Almodóvar del Campo, Comarca Campo de Calatrava, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain

Specimen size: 2.1 × 1.5 × 1.4 cm = 0.8” × 0.6” × 0.6”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.7 cm = 0.4” × 0.3”




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Catalonia


Silver with Acanthite and Calcite
Silver with Acanthite and Calcite. Front
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Silver with Acanthite and Calcite. Rear
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Silver with Acanthite and Calcite.
 

PX76AJ5: Dendritic growths of very well defined, bright and elongated native Silver crystals, with small crystals and aggregates of Acanthite on a massive Calcite matrix.
Balcoll Mine, Falset, Comarca Priorat, Tarragona, Catalonia  Spain (11/2004)

Specimen size: 4.6 × 2.8 × 1.5 cm = 1.8” × 1.1” × 0.6”




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Silver with Acanthite and Calcite
 

PT48AI5: Dendritic growths, on a matrix of massive Calcite, of elongated native Silver crystals that are very well defined and bright, partially coated by Acanthite crystals. The Calcite matrix has been etched with acid to expose the Silver.
Balcoll Mine, Falset, Comarca Priorat, Tarragona, Catalonia  Spain (11/2004)

Specimen size: 6.1 × 5.2 × 3.5 cm = 2.4” × 2.0” × 1.4”

Calcite minor fluorescence short UV



Silver with Acanthite and Calcite. Silver with Acanthite and Calcite.
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Silver with Acanthite and Calcite
Silver with Acanthite and Calcite. Silver with Acanthite and Calcite.
Silver with Acanthite and Calcite.
 

PM96AJ5: The sample on a massive Calcite matrix is uncommonly large. It has dendritic growths of very well defined elongated and bright crystals of native Silver with small crystals and aggregates of Acanthite.
Balcoll Mine, Falset, Comarca Priorat, Tarragona, Catalonia  Spain (11/2004)

Specimen size: 15.2 × 12.6 × 4.7 cm = 6.0” × 5.0” × 1.9”




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Mimetite with Galena and Baryte
 

NB14AD2: Very well defined Mimetite crystals. They are millimetric in size, very well defined, translucent, with a greenish yellow color. They show an elongated prism and an acute dipyramid. The Mimetite is more or less completely coating an isolated cubic Galena crystal that is implanted on a matrix upholstered by aggregates of lenticular white Baryte crystals. Furthermore, there are laminar Wulfenite crystals that can be observed by close inspection. The Mimetite from this mine was already known, but not with this so well defined presentation, completely coating the Galena and absent on the Baryte. We’ll send a copy of the analysis of the mimetite to the buyer.
Atrevida Mine, Vimbodí i Poblet, Comarca Conca de Barberà, Tarragona, Catalonia  Spain (15-16/07/2015)

Specimen size: 2.3 × 2.3 × 1.4 cm = 0.9” × 0.9” × 0.6”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 1.6 cm = 0.7” × 0.6”




Mimetite with Galena and Baryte.
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Mimetite with Wulfenite, Galena and Baryte
Mimetite with Wulfenite, Galena and Baryte. Mimetite with Wulfenite, Galena and Baryte.
 

NB96AE7: An important find in the well-known old Atrevida mine, in the summer of 2015 a single geode with crusts of very well defined Mimetite crystals was uncovered. They are millimetric in size, very well defined and translucent with a greenish-yellow color and they show an elongated prism and an acute dipyramid. The Mimetite is more or less completely coating isolated or grouped cubic Galena crystals that are implanted on a matrix upholstered by aggregates of lenticular white Baryte crystals. Furthermore, most of the samples have small Pyromorphite aggregates and laminar Wulfenite crystals that can be observed by close inspection. The Mimetite from this mine was already known, but not with such a well-defined and fine presentation, completely coating the Galena and absent on the Baryte.
Atrevida Mine, Vimbodí i Poblet, Comarca Conca de Barberà, Tarragona, Catalonia  Spain (15/12/2015)

Specimen size: 6.3 × 4.3 × 3.2 cm = 2.5” × 1.7” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.9 cm = 0.8” × 0.7”

Baryte minor fluorescence short UV



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Quartz and other species from the Montseny / Montnegre areas

In a small quarry near Barcelona, appeared good samples of smoky Quartz and exceptionally some Quartz Amethyst. Lots of local collectors go there on the weekends hoping to find the sample of their dreams. As we know many of them we hear about new finds and see the specimens found. Here are some of them. If you want to know more about La Selva Quartz please follow this link

Quartz (variety smoky)
Quartz (variety smoky)  

DH26AK4: Full crystal, with highly profiled polycrystalline terminations with the base recrystallized as the start of a scepter growth. The specimen, transparent, bright and of a very deep and uniform smoky color, comes from a completely lost locality and is from the Daunis collection, which in the 1970s to ‘80s was a reference collection for local field collectors in the Barcelona area.
Les Mallorquines, Sils, Comarca La Selva, Girona / Gerona, Catalonia  Spain

Specimen size: 6.7 × 3 × 2.6 cm = 2.6” × 1.2” × 1.0”

With copy of the handwritten note from the Daunis Collection




Quartz (variety smoky). Front
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Quartz (variety smoky). Light behind
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Sceptered Quartz (variety amethyst)
Sceptered Quartz (variety amethyst).
 

NH11S6: Sceptered Quartz amethyst with a very intense color, from a quarry located in the Montseny Mountains area near Barcelona.
Mas Sever Quarry, Massabè (Mas Ceber), Sils, Comarca La Selva, Girona / Gerona, Catalonia  Spain (10/2005)

Specimen size: 4.1 × 2.7 × 1.7 cm = 1.6” × 1.1” × 0.7”




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Sceptered Quartz (variety amethyst) with smoky Quartz
 

NE66W4: 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 = 2.6” × 1.8” × 1.6”




Sceptered Quartz (variety amethyst) with smoky Quartz. Front
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Microcline with Quartz (variety smoky)
Microcline with Quartz (variety smoky). Front
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Microcline with Quartz (variety smoky). Side
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NP14AJ5: Microcline crystal with simple forms and skeletal growths and a smoky Quartz crystal with a very deep color and superficial recrystallization of white Quartz.
Mas Sever Quarry, Massabè (Mas Ceber), Sils, Comarca La Selva, Girona / Gerona, Catalonia  Spain (2004-2010)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 6.2 × 5.3 cm = 2.4” × 2.4” × 2.1”

Main crystal size: 5.2 × 4.1 cm = 2.0” × 1.6”




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Microcline
 

NJ6AI0: Aggregate of crystals with very well defined parallel growths, Manebach law twinned with a pale pink color.
Mas Sever Quarry, Massabè (Mas Ceber), Sils, Comarca La Selva, Girona / Gerona, Catalonia  Spain (±2006)

Specimen size: 8.6 × 8.5 × 3.4 cm = 3.4” × 3.3” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.9 cm = 0.8” × 0.7”




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Microcline with Albite and Quartz (variety smoky)
Microcline with Albite and Quartz (variety smoky). Front
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Microcline with Albite and Quartz (variety smoky). Side
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NF66AI7: Microcline crystals with very well defined Baveno-law twins, with a pale pinkish color, with a parallel smoky Quartz crystal and groups of white Albite crystals. The sample is from the Daunis collection whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
Mas Sever Quarry, Massabè (Mas Ceber), Sils, Comarca La Selva, Girona / Gerona, Catalonia  Spain (2004-2010)

Specimen size: 9 × 7.5 × 5.6 cm = 3.5” × 3.0” × 2.2”

Main crystal size: 5 × 3.2 cm = 2.0” × 1.3”




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Smoky Quartz with Microcline and Albite
 

NQ66W4: Single crystal of very deep colored smoky Quartz. It is transparent and bright and it is on a small matrix of Microcline and Albite, with leafy growths of Muscovite. The crystal shows a notable phantom growth at its termination.
Mas Sever Quarry, Massabè (Mas Ceber), Sils, Comarca La Selva, Girona / Gerona, Catalonia  Spain (04/2004)

Specimen size: 9.1 × 3.7 × 3.2 cm = 3.6” × 1.5” × 1.3”




Smoky Quartz with Microcline and Albite. Front
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Sceptered Quartz (variety amethyst) with smoky Quartz
Sceptered Quartz (variety amethyst) with smoky Quartz.
 

NH9S6: Sceptered Quartz amethyst from the finds of a few years ago, when the workings of the new high-speed train (AVE) crossed a mineralized area of the Montseny Mountains near Barcelona.
Soliva Quarry (AVE Quarry works), Can Sala, Riudarenes, Comarca La Selva, Girona / Gerona, Catalonia  Spain (08/2005)

Specimen size: 6.1 × 3.6 × 2.9 cm = 2.4” × 1.4” × 1.1”




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Quartz (variety amethyst) with Microcline
 

NG12S6: Quartz amethyst from the finds of a few years ago, when the workings of the new high-speed train (AVE) crossed a mineralized area of the Montseny Mountains near Barcelona.
Soliva Quarry (AVE Quarry works), Can Sala, Riudarenes, Comarca La Selva, Girona / Gerona, Catalonia  Spain (07/2006)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 5.3 × 2.5 cm = 2.4” × 2.1” × 1.0”




Quartz (variety amethyst) with Microcline.
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Quartz (variety amethyst) with Quartz (variety smoky)
Quartz (variety amethyst) with Quartz (variety smoky). Front
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Quartz (variety amethyst) with Quartz (variety smoky). Side
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Quartz (variety amethyst) with Quartz (variety smoky)  

NH28AJ0: Quartz (amethyst variety) crystals that are translucent, bright and have geometric color bands, deeper and denser on the edges.
The sample has great quality for the locality and is from the Jaume Vilalta collection whose label we will send to the buyer.
Soliva Quarry (AVE Quarry works), Can Sala, Riudarenes, Comarca La Selva, Girona / Gerona, Catalonia  Spain (06/2006)

Specimen size: 9.2 × 6.6 × 3.9 cm = 3.6” × 2.6” × 1.5”




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Quartz (variety amethyst) with Quartz
 

MV27R9: Parallel growth of crystals on a base of white Quartz. Crystals are transparent, bright and have an excellent, very deep, color with color zoning specially concentrated on the edges.
Soliva Quarry (AVE Quarry works), Can Sala, Riudarenes, Comarca La Selva, Girona / Gerona, Catalonia  Spain (2006)

Specimen size: 9.5 × 7.5 × 6.2 cm = 3.7” × 3.0” × 2.4”

Main crystal size: 4 × 3.8 cm = 1.6” × 1.5”




Quartz (variety amethyst) with Quartz. Quartz (variety amethyst) with Quartz.
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Quartz (variety amethyst) with smoky Quartz and Microcline
Quartz (variety amethyst) with smoky Quartz and Microcline. Front
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Quartz (variety amethyst) with smoky Quartz and Microcline. Side
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MY17Q1: Very esthetic Group, with parallel growths and very deep color especially concentrated on the zones near the edges.
Soliva Quarry (AVE Quarry works), Can Sala, Riudarenes, Comarca La Selva, Girona / Gerona, Catalonia  Spain (2005)

Specimen size: 10.5 × 7 × 4 cm = 4.1” × 2.8” × 1.6”

Main crystal size: 3.7 × 2.4 cm = 1.5” × 0.9”




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Quartz (variety smoky) with Albite
Quartz (variety smoky) with Albite  

DP56AJ5: Group of smoky Quartz crystals with parallel growths, translucent, bright with red Hematite impregnations in some areas and with polycrystalline Albite growths. The sample is very unusual for both the locality and his shape. It is from the Daunis collection whose label we will send to the buyer.
La Arola, Comarca Osona, Girona / Gerona, Catalonia  Spain

Specimen size: 8.6 × 5.6 × 4.6 cm = 3.4” × 2.2” × 1.8”

Main crystal size: 8.4 × 4 cm = 3.3” × 1.6”

With copy of the handwritten note from the Daunis Collection




Quartz (variety smoky) with Albite. Front
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Quartz (variety smoky) with Microcline
Quartz (variety smoky) with Microcline. Front
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Quartz (variety smoky) with Microcline. Top
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Quartz (variety smoky) with Microcline.
 

NB27AJ5: Very well defined smoky Quartz crystals with shades between gray and brown and on matrix with sharp Microcline crystals. From a more or less well-known locality but where only a few samples of this quality were collected.
Can Berenguer Hill, Gualba, Comarca Vallès Oriental, Barcelona, Catalonia  Spain (2015)

Specimen size: 13.7 × 9.5 × 6.6 cm = 5.4” × 3.7” × 2.6”

Main crystal size: 4.5 × 2 cm = 1.8” × 0.8”




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Euskadi


Goethite
 

NA86AJ5: Botryoidal growths with very acute terminations and recrystallization, with a deep black color and bright. A Spanish classic.
La Arboleda Mines, La Arboleda (Zugaztieta), Valle de Trápaga/Trapagaran, Comarca Gran Bilbao, Bizkaia / Vizcaya, Euskadi  Spain

Specimen size: 15.7 × 13.2 × 6.3 cm = 6.2” × 5.2” × 2.5”




Goethite. Goethite.
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Galena with Siderite, Calcite and Pyrite
Galena with Siderite, Calcite and Pyrite. Galena with Siderite, Calcite and Pyrite.
 

MF27AJ5: Galena crystals on matrix, one of them clearly dominant, with the form of the cube truncated by the octahedron on the corners. The sample is of the best quality for the locality.
Aizpea claim, Cerain Mines, Zerain, Comarca Goyerri, Gipuzkoa / Guipúzcoa, Euskadi  Spain

Specimen size: 8.4 × 6.3 × 4.6 cm = 3.3” × 2.5” × 1.8”

Main crystal size: 3.1 × 2.2 cm = 1.2” × 0.9”




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Sphalerite with Siderite
Sphalerite with Siderite  

TA89AJ5: Complex Sphalerite crystals, transparent, extraordinarily bright and with a very deep and intense red-honey color. They are on matrix with yellowish brown rhombohedral Dolomite crystals. An excellent Spanish classic of the best quality for the locality.
From the Silvane and Chris Amo collections whose labels we will send to the buyer.
Troya Mine, Mutiloa, Comarca Goyerri, Gipuzkoa / Guipúzcoa, Euskadi  Spain

Specimen size: 6.7 × 6 × 4.2 cm = 2.6” × 2.4” × 1.7”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.5 cm = 0.2” × 0.2”

Former collection of Josep Amigó (Silvane)




Sphalerite with Siderite. Sphalerite with Siderite.
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Sphalerite with Dolomite
Sphalerite with Dolomite. Sphalerite with Dolomite.
 

NC13AJ5: Complex Sphalerite crystals, transparent, extraordinarily bright and with a very deep and intense honey color. They are on matrix with white rhombohedral Dolomite crystals. A Spanish classic, each time more difficult to obtain.
Troya Mine, Mutiloa, Comarca Goyerri, Gipuzkoa / Guipúzcoa, Euskadi  Spain (±1985)

Specimen size: 7.7 × 4.7 × 3.3 cm = 3.0” × 1.9” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.4 cm = 0.2” × 0.2”




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Sphalerite with Dolomite and Chalcopyrite
 

EF50AJ5: Complex Sphalerite crystals, very large for the locality, transparent, very bright with a deep and intense honey color and partially coated by bright Chalcopyrite microcrystals.
Troya Mine, Mutiloa, Comarca Goyerri, Gipuzkoa / Guipúzcoa, Euskadi  Spain

Specimen size: 14 × 11.3 × 7.8 cm = 5.5” × 4.4” × 3.1”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 1 cm = 0.5” × 0.4”




Sphalerite with Dolomite and Chalcopyrite. Sphalerite with Dolomite and Chalcopyrite.
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Sphalerite with Dolomite and Siderite
Sphalerite with Dolomite and Siderite. Sphalerite with Dolomite and Siderite.
 

NP27AA6: Druse of small, complex, twinned Sphalerite crystals, extraordinarily bright 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: 11.6 × 9.1 × 6.3 cm = 4.6” × 3.6” × 2.5”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.7 cm = 0.4” × 0.3”




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Extremadura


Gold
 

NH50AF0: Complete Gold nugget preserving rough octahedral crystalline forms, with relatively well preserved faces and edges.
Talarrubias / Casas de Don Pedro area, Comarca La Siberia, Badajoz, Extremadura  Spain

Specimen size: 1.6 × 1.3 × 0.4 cm = 0.6” × 0.5” × 0.2”

Weight: 3.6 grams



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Gold with Quartz
Gold with Quartz. Gold with Quartz.
 

NG49AF0: Leafy masses on a white Quartz matrix of skeletal Gold crystals with molds that have preserved the shape of disappeared Quartz crystals.
Talarrubias / Casas de Don Pedro area, Comarca La Siberia, Badajoz, Extremadura  Spain

Specimen size: 1.6 × 1.5 × 1.9 cm = 0.6” × 0.6” × 0.7”

Weight: 3.4 grams



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Gold
 

NR97AC4: Flattened and elongated Gold nugget with small vugs, inclusions and hollows. The sample has a good size for the locality and shows on its upper part some defined but quite rounded crystalline forms.
Talarrubias / Casas de Don Pedro area, Comarca La Siberia, Badajoz, Extremadura  Spain (02-03/2012)

Specimen size: 1.7 × 1 × 0.3 cm = 0.7” × 0.4” × 0.1”

Weight: 2.2 grams



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Gold
Gold. Gold.
 

NM68AH4: Dendritic, spongy and laminar Gold growths perched on a Quartz pebble. From an occasional and very recent find at a Spanish place in an area in which Gold pebbles have been noted, but is not well known until now.
Paraje Jardines del Guadiana, Casas de Don Pedro, Comarca La Siberia, Badajoz, Extremadura  Spain (2018)

Specimen size: 2.1 × 1.4 × 0.8 cm = 0.8” × 0.6” × 0.3”

Weight: 4.1 grams



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Gold
 

PE46AI7: Very slightly eroded nugget of native Gold preserving some quite well defined crystalline forms that have a considerable size. The sample is from well-known gold locality but where samples of this size are rare.
Coria-Moraleja road, Valles de Huelega, Guijo de Coria, Comarca Vegas del Alagón, Cáceres, Extremadura  Spain

Specimen size: 2.2 × 1.4 × 0.5 cm = 0.9” × 0.6” × 0.2”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.6 cm = 0.4” × 0.2”

Weight: 8.1 grams



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Gold
Gold . Front
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Gold . Rear
Rear
 

NE50Z0: Flattened and elongated nugget, with hollows and red inclusions. It has a good size for the locality and, in some areas, preserves well defined, slightly rounded crystalline forms.
Talarrubias / Casas de Don Pedro area, Comarca La Siberia, Badajoz, Extremadura  Spain

Specimen size: 2.4 × 0.9 × 0.4 cm = 0.9” × 0.4” × 0.2”

Weight: 3.3 grams



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Gold
 

NA77AH4: Very flattened oblong gold pebble that partially retains some crystalline forms on both surfaces. From an occasional and very recent find at a Spanish place in an area in which Gold pebbles have been noted, but not well known until now.
Paraje Jardines del Guadiana, Casas de Don Pedro, Comarca La Siberia, Badajoz, Extremadura  Spain (2018)

Specimen size: 2.8 × 1.6 × 0.5 cm = 1.1” × 0.6” × 0.2”

Weight: 17.6 grams



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Gold on Quartz
Gold on Quartz. Gold on Quartz.
 

NF76AC4: Irregular native Gold aggregate on a matrix of massive Quartz, with poorly defined crystalline surfaces at the right and skeletal growths at the left.
Talarrubias / Casas de Don Pedro area, Comarca La Siberia, Badajoz, Extremadura  Spain (02-03/2012)

Specimen size: 4 × 2.9 × 1.6 cm = 1.6” × 1.1” × 0.6”

Weight: 0.9 grams



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Galicia


Beryl (variety emerald) with Phlogopite
 

NA13AJ5: Two Beryl (emerald variety) crystals, one of them clearly dominant and aerial, with an intense color and on a Phlogopite matrix.
Emerald Deposit, A Franqueira, A Cañiza, Comarca Paradanta, Pontevedra, Galicia  Spain

Specimen size: 4.6 × 2.9 × 2.6 cm = 1.8” × 1.1” × 1.0”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 1.6 cm = 0.9” × 0.6”




Beryl (variety emerald) with Phlogopite. Front
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Beryl (variety emerald) with Phlogopite. Light behind
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Beryl (variety emerald) with Phlogopite
Beryl (variety emerald) with Phlogopite. Front
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Beryl (variety emerald) with Phlogopite. Rear
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NV6AF2: Thick tabular Beryl (emerald variety) crystal a distinct hexagonal shape, with inclusions of leafy Phlogopite aggregates.
Emerald Deposit, A Franqueira, A Cañiza, Comarca Paradanta, Pontevedra, Galicia  Spain

Specimen size: 3.8 × 3.1 × 1.8 cm = 1.5” × 1.2” × 0.7”




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La Rioja


Gypsum
Gypsum  

NX13AJ9: Aggregate, on a thin matrix, of very sharp crystals, a lot of them doubly terminated, with apparently simple forms but richer than usual on terminal faces. They are clear, colorless and very bright.
The sample is from the Ignacio Hernández collection whose label we will send to the buyer.
Pepita Mine (Mine entrance Alcanadre), Alcanadre, Comarca Rioja Media, La Rioja  Spain

Specimen size: 7.7 × 3.2 × 5.1 cm = 3.0” × 1.3” × 2.0”

Main crystal size: 2.6 × 1.8 cm = 1.0” × 0.7”

Former collection of Ignacio Hernández




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Gypsum.
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Madrid (Community of Madrid)


Bavenite with smoky Quartz and Chlorite
Bavenite with smoky Quartz and Chlorite. Bavenite with smoky Quartz and Chlorite.
 

NK14Y9: Spheroidal aggregates of platy Bavenite crystals. They are translucent, very bright, and on matrix, with Chlorite and small, very clear and bright, smoky Quartz crystals. Carlos González Bargueño was the first to find these Bavenites and it is thanks to his labor that these extraordinary samples have been saved.
Valdeconejillos Quarry, Cadalso de los Vidrios, Comarca Sierra Oeste de Madrid, Madrid, Community of Madrid  Spain (2006)

Specimen size: 4 × 3.9 × 3.1 cm = 1.6” × 1.5” × 1.2”

Former collection of Carlos González Bargueño




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Microcline with Prehnite and Calcite
Microcline with Prehnite and Calcite  

EP67AJ5: Aerial group of Microcline crystals with a very well defined double Baveno-Manebach twin, and with echeloned parallel growths and partially coated by Prehnite crystals with a pale green color and white Calcite crystals.
The sample is from the Raúl Sanabria collection whose label we will send to the buyer.
Navazales Quarry, La Cabrera pluton, Valdemanco, Comarca Sierra de Guadarrama, Madrid, Community of Madrid  Spain (04/2001)

Specimen size: 11.1 × 8.6 × 7.3 cm = 4.4” × 3.4” × 2.9”

Main crystal size: 6.6 × 5.1 cm = 2.6” × 2.0”

Former collection of Raúl Sanabria




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Microcline with Prehnite and Calcite.
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Prehnite with Calcite, Orthoclase and Clinozoisite-Epidote (Series)
Prehnite with Calcite, Orthoclase and Clinozoisite-Epidote (Series). Prehnite with Calcite, Orthoclase and Clinozoisite-Epidote (Series).
Prehnite with Calcite, Orthoclase and Clinozoisite-Epidote (Series).
Prehnite with Calcite, Orthoclase and Clinozoisite-Epidote (Series)  

EB27AJ5: Spheroidal aggregates of Prehnite crystals that are well defined, translucent, with an excellent luster and a pale color, between green and yellow. They are on a matrix with Microcline, Clinozoisite and white tabular Calcite crystals.
The sample is from the Raúl Sanabria collection whose label we will send to the buyer.
Los Taberneros Quarry, (La Cabrera pluton), Los Taberneros, El Berrueco, Comarca Sierra Norte, Madrid, Community of Madrid  Spain (03/1999)

Specimen size: 14.5 × 8.2 × 5.8 cm = 5.7” × 3.2” × 2.3”

Former collection of Raúl Sanabria




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Quartz (variety smoky) with Orthoclase
Quartz (variety smoky) with Orthoclase  

EQ47AJ5: Group of smoky colored crystals between transparent and translucent with white phantom growths, very bright and on matrix with Microcline.
The sample is from the Raúl Sanabria collection whose label we will send to the buyer.
Navazales II Quarry, La Cabrera pluton, Valdemanco-Bustarviejo-Cabanillas de la Sierra-Navalafuente, Madrid, Community of Madrid  Spain (02/2001)

Specimen size: 10 × 7.4 × 6.8 cm = 3.9” × 2.9” × 2.7”

Main crystal size: 8.7 × 5.6 cm = 3.4” × 2.2”

Former collection of Raúl Sanabria




Quartz (variety smoky) with Orthoclase. Front
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Clinozoisite-Epidote with Prehnite, Microcline and Quartz
Clinozoisite-Epidote with Prehnite, Microcline and Quartz. Front
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Clinozoisite-Epidote with Prehnite, Microcline and Quartz. Rear
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Clinozoisite-Epidote with Prehnite, Microcline and Quartz.
 

NA6AC1: Radial aggregates of acicular crystals whose chemical composition is between Clinozoisite (dominant) and Epidote. The crystals are implanted on a matrix partially coated by clear green Prehnite aggregates, Orthoclase and Quartz crystals. The sample is from a large famous find in 1999 at the La Saludadora Quarry.
Isabel Quarry (La Saludadora Quarry), La Cabrera pluton, Valdemanco, Comarca Sierra de Guadarrama, Madrid, Community of Madrid  Spain (03/1999)

Specimen size: 19.8 × 15.1 × 4.5 cm = 7.8” × 5.9” × 1.8”




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Calcite
Calcite  

EF96AI8: Group of thick tabular Calcite crystals with very well defined geometrical zoning and on a Quartz matrix. The crystals have a considerable size for the locality.
The sample is from the Raúl Sanabria collection whose label we will send to the buyer.
Los Taberneros Quarry, (La Cabrera pluton), Los Taberneros, El Berrueco, Comarca Sierra Norte, Madrid, Community of Madrid  Spain (05/2004)

Specimen size: 5.1 × 5 × 3.8 cm = 2.0” × 2.0” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 3.1 × 2 cm = 1.2” × 0.8”

Former collection of Raúl Sanabria




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Stokesite from the La Saludadora Quarry

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Stokesite with Albite
Stokesite with Albite. Stokesite with Albite.
 

NK14AK4: Two very outstanding and profiled Stokesite crystals, transparent and on matrix, with Albite. These Stokesites, found in 1999 and reviewed in an article in The Mineralogical Record in 2012, are considered the best crystallized in the world and were found in a single pocket from which very few specimens were recovered.
Isabel Quarry (La Saludadora Quarry), La Cabrera pluton, Valdemanco, Comarca Sierra de Guadarrama, Madrid, Community of Madrid  Spain (1999)

Specimen size: 1 × 0.9 × 0.6 cm = 0.4” × 0.4” × 0.2”

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


Euro:110 / US$120 / Yen:12910 / AUD$179

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Stokesite with Microcline, Albite and Muscovite
 

NA86AK4: Stokesite crystal, very sharp, colorless, transparent, very lustrous and on matrix, with Albite and Microcline. These Stokesites, found in 1999 and reviewed in an article in The Mineralogical Record in 2012, are considered the best crystallized in the world and were found in a single pocket from which very few specimens were recovered.
Isabel Quarry (La Saludadora Quarry), La Cabrera pluton, Valdemanco, Comarca Sierra de Guadarrama, Madrid, Community of Madrid  Spain (1999)

Specimen size: 3.4 × 2.1 × 1.4 cm = 1.3” × 0.8” × 0.6”

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


Euro:220 / US$241 / Yen:25830 / AUD$358

Stokesite with Microcline, Albite and Muscovite. Stokesite with Microcline, Albite and Muscovite.
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Stokesite with Albite and Muscovite
Stokesite with Albite and Muscovite.
 

NY46Z6: Very sharp Stokesite crystal, colorless, transparent, very bright and on a smoky Quartz matrix with Albite, Microcline and Muscovite. These samples were found in 1999 and noted in 2012 in a paper in The Mineralogical Record, and are considered as the best crystallized worldwide. They were recovered in a single cavity that produced very few pieces.
Isabel Quarry (La Saludadora Quarry), La Cabrera pluton, Valdemanco, Comarca Sierra de Guadarrama, Madrid, Community of Madrid  Spain (1999)

Specimen size: 0.9 × 0.9 × 0.9 cm = 0.4” × 0.4” × 0.4”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.2 cm = 0.2” × 0.1”

Minor fluorescence short UV




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Murcia (Region of Murcia)


Pyrite with Calcite
 

NJ96AK4: Groups of very sharp and bright octahedral crystals with vivid iridescence dominated by copper tones. On matrix, with small white lenticular crystals of Calcite.
Tomasa Mine, La Fortuna, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, La Unión, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain

Specimen size: 9.6 × 7.6 × 5.1 cm = 3.8” × 3.0” × 2.0”




Pyrite with Calcite. Pyrite with Calcite.
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Gypsum with Siderite and Quartz (variety chalcedony)
Gypsum with Siderite and Quartz (variety chalcedony). Gypsum with Siderite and Quartz (variety chalcedony).
 

TD97AF7: Parallel growths of very sharp Gypsum crystals that are clear and colorless and very bright. On a rocky matrix with small Siderite crystals and Quartz (chalcedony variety).
The sample is from the collection of La Unión area minerals of Alain Martaud, whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
Tomasa Mine, La Fortuna, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, La Unión, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain (1980-1985)

Specimen size: 12.3 × 11.7 × 7.5 cm = 4.8” × 4.6” × 3.0”

Main crystal size: 7 × 3.1 cm = 2.8” × 1.2”

Former collection of Alain Martaud




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Galena with Sphalerite
 

TQ14AF7: Cubo-octahedral Galena crystals on a rocky matrix with very well defined faces and edges. They are very bright and are partially coated by aggregates of small complex and very bright Sphalerite crystals.
The sample is from the collection of La Unión area minerals of Alain Martaud, whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
Sultana open pit, Cabezo de Ponce, Llano del Beal, Cartagena, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain

Specimen size: 5 × 3.4 × 2.2 cm = 2.0” × 1.3” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.6 cm = 0.3” × 0.2”

Former collection of Alain Martaud




Galena with Sphalerite. Galena with Sphalerite.
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Sphalerite with Quartz
Sphalerite with Quartz. Sphalerite with Quartz.
 

MR88AJ5: Groups of complex twinned Sphalerite crystals with the dominant forms of a tetrahedron, bright black and on matrix with small Quartz crystals.
José Maestre Tunnel, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, Portmán, La Unión, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain

Specimen size: 12.8 × 11.8 × 5.3 cm = 5.0” × 4.6” × 2.1”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 1.1 cm = 0.5” × 0.4”




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Siderite with Quartz (variety amethyst)
Siderite with Quartz (variety amethyst)  

TP26AI7: Coatings of rhombohedral Siderite microcrystals that are very bright and have a deep yellowish color with golden reflections. They are are on a group of Quartz (amethyst variety) crystals with a very pale color. The sample is from the collection of La Unión area minerals of Alain Martaud whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
San Valentín open pit, Sancti Espíritu, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, La Unión, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain (1980-1985)

Specimen size: 6.1 × 5.1 × 3 cm = 2.4” × 2.0” × 1.2”

Former collection of Alain Martaud




Siderite with Quartz (variety amethyst). Siderite with Quartz (variety amethyst).
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Quartz with Siderite
Quartz with Siderite. Quartz with Siderite.
 

TE76AG0: Group of Quartz crystals, one of them clearly dominant, with a very short prism and coated by a second generation of micro-crystalline Quartz. With small Siderite crystals.
San Valentín open pit, Sancti Espíritu, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, La Unión, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain

Specimen size: 9.8 × 7.2 × 6 cm = 3.9” × 2.8” × 2.4”

Main crystal size: 5.5 × 4.6 cm = 2.2” × 1.8”

Former collection of Alain Martaud




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Quartz (variety amethyst) with Siderite
 

NM86AJ0: Druse of Quartz (amethyst variety) crystals with a very short prism. They are transparent, very bright, with a uniform pale lilac color, and partially coated by small groups of Siderite crystals.
The specimen has been photographed and published in the magazine ‘Paragénesis’, number 01/2019, page 91
San Valentín open pit, Sancti Espíritu, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, La Unión, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain

Specimen size: 10.7 × 7.7 × 3 cm = 4.2” × 3.0” × 1.2”

Main crystal size: 2 × 2 cm = 0.8” × 0.8”




Quartz (variety amethyst) with Siderite. Quartz (variety amethyst) with Siderite.
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Quartz with Calcite and Siderite
Quartz with Calcite and Siderite. Quartz with Calcite and Siderite.
 

TT67AG0: Group of Quartz crystals on matrix. They have a very short prism and are translucent with a pale amethyst color, and they are partially encrusted by white Calcite crystals and with small spheroidal Siderites.
San Valentín open pit, Sancti Espíritu, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, La Unión, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain

Specimen size: 12.2 × 8.2 × 5.8 cm = 4.8” × 3.2” × 2.3”

Main crystal size: 3.7 × 3.5 cm = 1.5” × 1.4”

Former collection of Alain Martaud




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Azurite with Malachite
Azurite with Malachite  

TQ98AI7: Azurite crystals with a lenticular shape, translucent, very bright and implanted on a limonite matrix coated by surfaces and spheroidal aggregates of Malachite with a silky luster. Of the best quality for the locality. The sample is from the collection of La Unión area minerals of Alain Martaud whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
San Valentín open pit, Sancti Espíritu, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, La Unión, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain (1980-1985)

Specimen size: 14.8 × 13.3 × 4.8 cm = 5.8” × 5.2” × 1.9”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.5 cm = 0.4” × 0.2”

Former collection of Alain Martaud




Azurite with Malachite. Azurite with Malachite.
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Baryte
Baryte.
 

NE14Z5: Aggregate of very sharp Baryte crystals, between laminar and tabular, bright with a deep blue color and with phantom growths. It is from a currently extinct mine, very popular some time ago due to the intense color of these Barytes.
San Jorge mining group, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, Portmán, La Unión, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain (2004-2006)

Specimen size: 5.7 × 5.1 × 3.8 cm = 2.2” × 2.0” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.6 cm = 0.8” × 0.6”

Minor fluorescence short UV




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Baryte
 

TM27AG0: Druse of tabular Baryte crystals on matrix, they have a white color superficially stained by iron oxides. They are bright and have very well defined faces and edges.
Victoria Mine, Cabezo de San Ginés, El Estrecho de San Ginés, Cartagena, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain

Specimen size: 11.3 × 8.7 × 3.9 cm = 4.4” × 3.4” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 2.3 × 2 cm = 0.9” × 0.8”

Fluorescent short UV

Former collection of Alain Martaud




Baryte. Baryte.
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Galena after Pyrrhotite and with Sphalerite
Galena after Pyrrhotite and with Sphalerite. Galena after Pyrrhotite and with Sphalerite.
 

NX86AJ7: Cubo-octahedral Galena crystals in tabular growths, pseudomorphous after Pyrrhotite, with Sphalerite. Although they were previously known in the area the specimen is from a very recent find.
Sultana open pit, Cabezo de Ponce, Llano del Beal, Cartagena, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain (11/2018)

Specimen size: 10.1 × 5.7 × 4.1 cm = 4.0” × 2.2” × 1.6”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 1.1 cm = 1.0” × 0.4”




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Sphalerite with Quartz
 

TM66AG0: Group of complex Sphalerite crystals that are twinned and have very well defined faces and edges, with a luster more intense than usual on samples from this locality. They are on a druse of small Quartz crystals.
Lolita Mine, Pico del Águila, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, Cartagena, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain

Specimen size: 6 × 4.5 × 3.7 cm = 2.4” × 1.8” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1.3 cm = 0.6” × 0.5”

Former collection of Alain Martaud




Sphalerite with Quartz. Sphalerite with Quartz.
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Pyrolusite with Romanèchite
Pyrolusite with Romanèchite. Pyrolusite with Romanèchite.
 

EA12AI3: Spheroidal Pyrolusite aggregates on a limonite matrix of bundles of crystals with finely but deeply striated faces. A considerable size and an extraordinarily bright luster contrasting with Romanéchite aggregates, powdery with a deep black color. The sample is of an extraordinary quality for the locality and even for the species.
Haití Mine, Cabezo de San Ginés, San Ginés de la Jara, Cartagena, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain (10/2017)

Specimen size: 4.4 × 3.8 × 2.2 cm = 1.7” × 1.5” × 0.9”

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




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Pyrolusite with Romanèchite
 

ED16AI3: Spheroidal Pyrolusite aggregates on a limonite matrix of bundles of crystals with finely but deeply striated faces. A considerable size and an extraordinarily bright luster contrasting with Romanéchite aggregates, powdery with a deep black color. The sample is of an extraordinary quality for the locality and even for the species.
Haití Mine, Cabezo de San Ginés, San Ginés de la Jara, Cartagena, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain (10/2017)

Specimen size: 4.4 × 5.4 × 4.2 cm = 1.7” × 2.1” × 1.7”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.3 cm = 0.2” × 0.1”




Pyrolusite with Romanèchite. Pyrolusite with Romanèchite.
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Pyrolusite with Romanèchite
Pyrolusite with Romanèchite. Pyrolusite with Romanèchite.
 

EC11AI3: Spheroidal Pyrolusite aggregates on a limonite matrix of bundles of crystals with finely but deeply striated faces. A considerable size and an extraordinarily bright luster contrasting with Romanéchite aggregates, powdery with a deep black color. The sample is of an extraordinary quality for the locality and even for the species.
Haití Mine, Cabezo de San Ginés, San Ginés de la Jara, Cartagena, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain (10/2017)

Specimen size: 5.6 × 3.5 × 3 cm = 2.2” × 1.4” × 1.2”

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




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Pyrolusite with Romanèchite
 

EB13AI3: Spheroidal Pyrolusite aggregates on a limonite matrix of bundles of crystals with finely but deeply striated faces. A considerable size and an extraordinarily bright luster contrasting with Romanéchite aggregates, powdery with a deep black color. The sample is of an extraordinary quality for the locality and even for the species.
Haití Mine, Cabezo de San Ginés, San Ginés de la Jara, Cartagena, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain (10/2017)

Specimen size: 5.6 × 4.1 × 2.1 cm = 2.2” × 1.6” × 0.8”

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




Pyrolusite with Romanèchite. Pyrolusite with Romanèchite.
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Pyrolusite
Pyrolusite. Pyrolusite.
 

NJ56AG5: A novelty at Expominer 2017. Spheroidal aggregates of crystals that have striated faces, a considerable size and extraordinarily bright luster. The sample is of an extraordinary quality for the locality and even for the species.
The rear of the specimen was consolidated to prevent it from producing black stain.
Haití Mine, Cabezo de San Ginés, San Ginés de la Jara, Cartagena, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain (10/2017)

Specimen size: 5.7 × 3.6 × 2.2 cm = 2.2” × 1.4” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.1 cm = 0.2” × 0.0”




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Pyrolusite with Romanèchite
 

EF14AI3: Spheroidal Pyrolusite aggregates on a limonite matrix of bundles of crystals with finely but deeply striated faces. A considerable size and an extraordinarily bright luster contrasting with Romanéchite aggregates, powdery with a deep black color. The sample is of an extraordinary quality for the locality and even for the species.
Haití Mine, Cabezo de San Ginés, San Ginés de la Jara, Cartagena, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain (10/2017)

Specimen size: 7.4 × 5.4 × 4.2 cm = 2.9” × 2.1” × 1.7”

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




Pyrolusite with Romanèchite. Pyrolusite with Romanèchite.
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Pyrolusite with Romanèchite
Pyrolusite with Romanèchite. Pyrolusite with Romanèchite.
 

EE6AI3: Spheroidal Pyrolusite aggregates on a limonite matrix of bundles of crystals with finely but deeply striated faces. A considerable size and an extraordinarily bright luster contrasting with Romanéchite aggregates, powdery with a deep black color. The sample is of an extraordinary quality for the locality and even for the species.
Haití Mine, Cabezo de San Ginés, San Ginés de la Jara, Cartagena, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain (10/2017)

Specimen size: 8 × 5.3 × 3.2 cm = 3.1” × 2.1” × 1.3”

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




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Lemanskiite
 

TE14AJ5: Aggregates on matrix of very bright Lemanskiite crystals with a variable color, from clear to deep blue. The samples from Pastrana were labelled as Lavendulan, but more careful analyses identified it as Lemanskiite.
La Reconquistada claim, Pastrana, Mazarrón, Comarca Alto Guadalentín, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain

Specimen size: 4 × 3.1 × 1.6 cm = 1.6” × 1.2” × 0.6”

Former collection of José Luis Vallecillo




Lemanskiite. Lemanskiite.
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Yuanfuliite with Hematite, Calcite and Diopside
Yuanfuliite with Hematite, Calcite and Diopside. Yuanfuliite with Hematite, Calcite and Diopside.
 

NE11AJ5: Felted aggregates of acicular to fibrous Yuanfuliite crystals. They are bright, have a honey color and they are on a lamproite rock matrix with Hematite and white spheroidal Calcite growths. Yuanfuliite is a rare borate, identified as a new species in 1994 and well described at Jumilla by M. Calvo in 2012 (Minerales y Minas de España, vol. 5, pg. 649-650)
Nuestra Señora del Carmen Mines, La Celia, Jumilla, Comarca Altiplano, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain (12/03/2016)

Specimen size: 6.1 × 5.2 × 4.3 cm = 2.4” × 2.0” × 1.7”

Main crystal size: 0.1 × 0.1 cm = 0.0” × 0.0”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV




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Yuanfuliite with Hematite, Calcite and Diopside
 

NJ60AJ5: Felted aggregates of acicular to fibrous Yuanfuliite crystals. They are bright, have a honey color and they are on a lamproite rock matrix with Hematite and white spheroidal Calcite growths. Yuanfuliite is a rare borate, identified as a new species in 1994 and well described at Jumilla by M. Calvo in 2012 (Minerales y Minas de España, vol. 5, pg. 649-650)
Nuestra Señora del Carmen Mines, La Celia, Jumilla, Comarca Altiplano, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain (12/03/2016)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 4.6 × 2.1 cm = 2.5” × 1.8” × 0.8”

Main crystal size: 0.1 × 0.1 cm = 0.0” × 0.0”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV




Yuanfuliite with Hematite, Calcite and Diopside. Yuanfuliite with Hematite, Calcite and Diopside.
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Navarre (Autonomous Community of Navarre)


Eugui

The Eugui quarry in Navarre is famous for its specimens of twinned, transparent or translucent Dolomite. While the quarry is still active, specimens are only found from time to time. In 1997 to 1998 a significant number were found and over the last few years a few more have appeared.

Magnesite with Dolomite
Magnesite with Dolomite. Magnesite with Dolomite.
 

MT89AJ5: Groups of very sharp lenticular Magnesite crystals, translucent and bright with a pale pink color and on matrix with white rhombohedral Dolomite crystals. With a better definition than usual for Eugui Magnesites.
Azcárate Quarry, Eugui, Esteríbar, Comarca Auñamendi, Navarre, Autonomous Community of Navarre  Spain (±1990)

Specimen size: 11.2 × 8.1 × 4.9 cm = 4.4” × 3.2” × 1.9”

Main crystal size: 5.2 × 2.5 cm = 2.0” × 1.0”




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Magnesite with Dolomite
 

M46JN6: On this piece white Dolomite rhombohedrons and lenticular yellowish crystals of Magnesite have grown together. We especially note the rare richness of Magnesite crystals in the sample.
Azcárate Quarry, Eugui, Esteríbar, Comarca Auñamendi, Navarre, Autonomous Community of Navarre  Spain (1999)

Specimen size: 10 × 8.8 × 5.7 cm = 3.9” × 3.5” × 2.2”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1 cm = 0.6” × 0.4”




Magnesite with Dolomite. Magnesite with Dolomite.
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Twinned Dolomite
Twinned Dolomite. Front
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Twinned Dolomite. Twinned Dolomite.
Twinned Dolomite  

MC93AJ5: Very aerial groups of rhombohedral twinned crystals that are transparent, very bright and colorless. An excellent Spanish classic with great quality and very esthetic.
Asturreta Quarry, El pozo, Eugui, Esteríbar, Comarca Auñamendi, Navarre, Autonomous Community of Navarre  Spain (±1970)

Specimen size: 9 × 8.7 × 6.8 cm = 3.5” × 3.4” × 2.7”

Main crystal size: 3.7 × 3.1 cm = 1.5” × 1.2”

Former collection of Raúl Sanabria




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Dolomite
 

TT51AJ5: A group, on matrix, of sharp rhombohedral Dolomite crystals with very well defined interpenetration twins. They are transparent, very bright and colorless. A Spanish classic of great quality.
Asturreta Quarry, El pozo, Eugui, Esteríbar, Comarca Auñamendi, Navarre, Autonomous Community of Navarre  Spain (±1970)

Specimen size: 9.5 × 8.1 × 6.7 cm = 3.7” × 3.2” × 2.6”

Main crystal size: 3.6 × 3.6 cm = 1.4” × 1.4”




Dolomite. Dolomite.
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Twinned Dolomite
Twinned Dolomite. Front
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Twinned Dolomite. Side
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MA86AJ2: Aerial group of very sharp rhombohedral Dolomite crystals, twinned with their faces crossed by fine growth striations, colorless, clear and very bright. An excellent Spanish classic.
Asturreta Quarry, El pozo, Eugui, Esteríbar, Comarca Auñamendi, Navarre, Autonomous Community of Navarre  Spain (±1970)

Specimen size: 5.4 × 4.7 × 2.2 cm = 2.1” × 1.9” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 1.7 cm = 0.7” × 0.7”




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Twinned Dolomite
 

EM99AI7: Group of very sharp rhombohedral crystals, one of them clearly dominant. They are interpenetration twins and are transparent, very bright and have gray phantom growths. A Spanish classic really fine and of great quality. The sample is from the Daunis collection.
Asturreta Quarry, El pozo, Eugui, Esteríbar, Comarca Auñamendi, Navarre, Autonomous Community of Navarre  Spain (±1970)

Specimen size: 5.6 × 3.5 × 4.3 cm = 2.2” × 1.4” × 1.7”

Main crystal size: 3 × 3 cm = 1.2” × 1.2”

Former collection of Lluís Daunis




Twinned Dolomite. Front
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Twinned Dolomite. Rear
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Dolomite
Dolomite. Dolomite.
 

MR90AH7: Aerial group of sharp rhombohedral Dolomite crystals that are twinned and bright, between transparent and translucent, with phantom growths and fine alignments of black globular growths, probably Graphite, a Spanish classic.
Azcárate Quarry, Eugui, Esteríbar, Comarca Auñamendi, Navarre, Autonomous Community of Navarre  Spain

Specimen size: 8 × 7 × 5.5 cm = 3.1” × 2.8” × 2.2”

Main crystal size: 3.4 × 3 cm = 1.3” × 1.2”




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Valencia (Valencian Community)


Celestine with Calcite
 

PM89AK4: Celestine crystals with very well defined faces and edges, some curved, totally or partially doubly terminated, with intense color, and zoned. On matrix with small white, very acute white scalenehedral crystals of Calcite. The specimen is of the best possible quality for the locality.
Serreta Larga Quarry (Cemex Quarry), Serreta Llarga, Fontcalent, Alicante/Alacant city, Alicante/Alacant, Comarca Campo de Alicante, Alacant / Alicante, Valencian Community  Spain

Specimen size: 8.9 × 8.7 × 3.8 cm = 3.5” × 3.4” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 4.4 × 1.6 cm = 1.7” × 0.6”


Euro:460 / US$505 / Yen:54020 / AUD$750

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