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


ANDALUSIA

ALMERÍA

Gold
Gold. Gold.
Gold  

NK14AM5: Lamellar and hackly growths of native Gold, on a Quartz matrix. The specimen comes from the most emblematic gold deposit in Spain, of which few specimens are preserved. This specimen comes from the Ignacio Gaspar Sintes collection, whose collection card we will send to the buyer.
340 vein, Rodalquilar, Níjar, Comarca Metropolitana de Almería, Almería, Andalusia  Spain (±2019)

Specimen size: 2.6 × 2.4 × 1.9 cm = 1.02” × 0.94” × 0.75”

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar



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Paratellurite with Rodalquilarite and Jarosite
Paratellurite with Rodalquilarite and Jarosite  

NZ46AM5: Paratellurite, a rare oxide of tellurium together with colorful Rodalquilarite and small crystals of Jarosite. This specimen comes from the Ignacio Gaspar Sintes collection, whose collection file we will send to the buyer as well as a copy of the analysis.
340 vein, Rodalquilar, Níjar, Comarca Metropolitana de Almería, Almería, Andalusia  Spain (±2016)

Specimen size: 2.3 × 1.5 × 0.9 cm = 0.91” × 0.59” × 0.35”

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar



Paratellurite with Rodalquilarite and Jarosite. Front
Front
Paratellurite with Rodalquilarite and Jarosite. Rodalquilarite and Paratellurite
Rodalquilarite and Paratellurite
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Fülöppite
Fülöppite. Fülöppite.
 

MN26AL3: Good specimen of this rare lead sulphantimonate, with rosette-like crystal aggregates on matrix, dark metallic grey in color. Fülöppite is one of the rare species associated with Stibnite in this mine.
Casualidad Mine, Cordillera de los Picachos, Baños de Sierra Alhamilla, Pechina, Comarca Metropolitana de Almería, Almería, Andalusia  Spain (2014-2015)

Specimen size: 4.7 × 3.9 × 2 cm = 1.85” × 1.54” × 0.79”

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




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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 = 4.02” × 2.76” × 1.46”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.8 cm = 0.79” × 0.71”

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 = 5.00” × 3.15” × 1.54”

Main crystal size: 3 × 2.7 cm = 1.18” × 1.06”

Fluorescent long & short UV



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CÁDIZ

Sulphur with Calcite

Recorded under neon light
 

NGR86AO3: Equant Sulphur crystals with very sharp crystal forms, translucent, lustrous, on matrix and with small colorless scalenohedral Calcite crystals.
A very old Spanish classic, practically impossible to find nowadays.
Cáucaso Mine, Conil Mines, Conil de la Frontera, Comarca La Janda, Cádiz, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 7.9 × 6.9 × 3.9 cm = 3.11” × 2.72” × 1.54”

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 0.7 cm = 0.51” × 0.28”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV



Sulphur with Calcite. Sulphur with Calcite.
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CÓRDOBA

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 = 1.14” × 0.94” × 0.98”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.5 cm = 0.35” × 0.20”

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 = 1.34” × 1.06” × 1.14”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.4 cm = 0.31” × 0.16”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



Pyromorphite. Front
Front
Pyromorphite. Side
Side
Order
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 = 1.46” × 1.34” × 1.06”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.4 cm = 0.28” × 0.16”

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 = 1.46” × 1.42” × 0.63”

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

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.
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Andalusite with Quartz and Mica
Andalusite  with Quartz and Mica. 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 = 4.02” × 3.54” × 2.24”

Main crystal size: 4 × 1.2 cm = 1.57” × 0.47”




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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
 

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 = 0.55” × 0.55” × 0.39”

Minor fluorescence short UV

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar



Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.
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Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite. Front
Front
Pyromorphite. Side
Side
Pyromorphite.
 

TM89AM1: Group of Pyromorphite crystals with sharp faces and edges, with parallel growths and hopper terminations, with good luster and a very vivid apple-green color. On matrix, with Baryte.
San Andrés Mine, Espiel, Comarca Valle del Guadiato, Córdoba, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 5.5 × 5.2 × 2.9 cm = 2.17” × 2.05” × 1.14”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.5 cm = 0.28” × 0.20”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



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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 = 1.06” × 0.94” × 0.55”




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 = 1.38” × 1.22” × 0.79”




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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 = 2.05” × 1.93” × 1.46”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.8 cm = 0.39” × 0.31”

Minor fluorescence short UV



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

Recorded under neon light
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 = 2.52” × 1.85” × 1.42”

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

Minor fluorescence short UV

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar



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Pyromorphite

Recorded under neon light
 

BRM66AO8: Group of prismatic Pyromorphite crystals on matrix, most of them doubly terminated, with an excellent development of faces and edges and with flat pinacoidal terminations. Color and luster are excellent. A glory from the past, coming from one of the best vugs found in the San Andrés mine.
Of great quality, the specimen comes from an important European collection.
San Andrés Mine, Realces pocket (Victoria), Espiel, Comarca Valle del Guadiato, Córdoba, Andalusia  Spain (10-11/1997)

Specimen size: 7.6 × 5.1 × 3.5 cm = 2.99” × 2.01” × 1.38”

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

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 = 0.79” × 0.71” × 0.47”




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Pyromorphite with Baryte

Recorded under neon light
Pyromorphite with Baryte
 

NP74AL0: Group of prismatic crystals on matrix, many of them doubly terminated, with excellent development of faces and edges, some with flat pinacoidal terminations and others with acute polycrystalline terminations. The color and luster are very good. A glory from the past, coming from one of the best vugs found in the San Andrés mine.
The specimen is from the Ignacio Gaspar Sintes collection, whose label we will send to the buyer.
The specimen has been reviewed, photographed and published in the Russian magazine ‘Mineral Observer’ on page 64 in the volume 25, number 2

San Andrés Mine, Del Tunel pocket, Espiel, Comarca Valle del Guadiato, Córdoba, Andalusia  Spain (11/1998)

Specimen size: 9 × 6 × 4.5 cm = 3.54” × 2.36” × 1.77”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.5 cm = 0.28” × 0.20”

Minor fluorescence short UV

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar

minID: 67A-4WY



Pyromorphite with Baryte. Pyromorphite with Baryte.
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HUELVA

Chalcopyrite with Gypsum, Dolomite and Calcite
Chalcopyrite with Gypsum, Dolomite and Calcite. Chalcopyrite with Gypsum, Dolomite and Calcite.
 

NG12AM7: Very sharp disphenoidal crystals of Chalcopyrite with a pseudotetrahedral habit, twinned and with a superficial metallic tarnish. On matrix, with a large, very transparent and lustrous Gypsum crystal, and also Dolomite and Calcite crystals. This type of specimen was unknown until very recently at this locality.
Salomón Cut, bench 290, Rio Tinto Mines, Minas de Riotinto, Comarca Cuenca Minera, Huelva, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 8.8 × 7.3 × 3.6 cm = 3.46” × 2.87” × 1.42”

Main crystal size: 2 × 0.7 cm = 0.79” × 0.28”




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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 = 2.17” × 1.57” × 1.10”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.6 cm = 0.39” × 0.24”




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 = 2.48” × 1.73” × 0.98”

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




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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 = 2.83” × 2.36” × 1.26”

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




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.
 

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 = 3.07” × 2.20” × 2.05”

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




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Chalcopyrite with Gypsum, Dolomite and Calcite
 

NC13AM7: Very sharp disphenoidal crystals of Chalcopyrite with a pseudotetrahedral habit, twinned and with a superficial metallic tarnish. On matrix, with Gypsum and Dolomite and Calcite crystals. This type of specimen was unknown from the locality until this find.
Salomón Cut, bench 290, Rio Tinto Mines, Minas de Riotinto, Comarca Cuenca Minera, Huelva, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 8.7 × 4.8 × 6 cm = 3.43” × 1.89” × 2.36”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.6 cm = 0.39” × 0.24”




Chalcopyrite with Gypsum, Dolomite and Calcite. Chalcopyrite with Gypsum, Dolomite and Calcite.
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HUELVA / Iridiscent Goethite

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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 = 1.26” × 1.06” × 0.67”




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Goethite

Recorded under neon light
 

NNB16AO8: Stalactitic-botryoidal aggregate of Goethite with intense iridescence, very lustrous and with metallic reflections, with dominant yellow, orange and reddish tones.
The specimen comes from the collection of Santiago Jiménez who, especially in the 1980s and 1990s, brought together an excellent collection with a very good representation of the mineralogy of Northern Spain.
Minas de Tharsis, Tharsis, Alosno, Comarca El Andévalo, Huelva, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 5.3 × 2.6 × 2.8 cm = 2.09” × 1.02” × 1.10”

Former collection of Santiago Jiménez García

€120 / US$121 / ¥16560 / AUD$178

Goethite. Goethite.
Reservado
Goethite
Goethite. Goethite.

Recorded under neon light
 

NFM26AO8: Stalactitic-botryoidal aggregate with intense iridescence, very lustrous and with metallic reflections, with dominant reddish, green and blue tones.
The specimen comes from the collection of Santiago Jiménez who, especially in the 1980s and 90s, assembled an excellent collection with a very good representation of the mineralogy of Northern Spain.
Minas de Tharsis, Tharsis, Alosno, Comarca El Andévalo, Huelva, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 5.4 × 4.9 × 3.4 cm = 2.13” × 1.93” × 1.34”

Former collection of Santiago Jiménez García

€120 / US$121 / ¥16560 / AUD$178

Reservado
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 = 3.27” × 1.85” × 1.57”




Goethite.
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Goethite
Goethite. Front
Front
Goethite. Rear
Rear
 

NB46AM1: Compared to other Goethites in southern Spain, those from the La Lapilla mine stand out for their delicate lattice growths and very fine arched structures, sometimes almost filamentous, which add to the quality and lively brilliance of their iridescence in metallic, blue, ocher, and reddish tones, with greyish metallic reflections predominating.
La Lapilla Mine, La Lapilla, Alosno, Comarca El Andévalo, Huelva, Andalusia  Spain (03-04/2008)

Specimen size: 14.8 × 8.3 × 5.1 cm = 5.83” × 3.27” × 2.01”




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HUELVA / Mimetite specimens from Tharsis, Spain

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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 = 1.14” × 1.02” × 0.35”

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




Mimetite with Beudantite. Mimetite with Beudantite.
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Mimetite with Beudantite
Mimetite with Beudantite. 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 = 1.22” × 0.75” × 0.87”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.2 cm = 0.16” × 0.08”




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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 = 1.26” × 1.26” × 0.75”

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




Mimetite. Mimetite.
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Mimetite
Mimetite. 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 = 1.77” × 1.54” × 0.94”

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




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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 = 1.81” × 0.91” × 1.30”

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




Mimetite. Mimetite.
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HUELVA / Azurite from La Poderosa Mine

Azurite
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 = 1.14” × 0.79” × 0.55”

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




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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

Recorded under neon light
 

NMF14AN9: Globular aggregates of Prehnite, one of them clearly dominant and very aerial, on an ophite matrix, with very sharp and lustrous crystal terminations, which is unusual in specimens from this deposit, which is currently closed.
The specimen comes from the Miguel David Martínez collection (number 876) whose label we will send to the buyer.
Oficarsa Quarry, De las Culebras Hill, Carchelejo, Cárcheles, Comarca Sierra Mágina, Jaén, Andalusia  Spain (2005)

Specimen size: 4.7 × 4 × 3 cm = 1.85” × 1.57” × 1.18”

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

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez



Prehnite. Prehnite.
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Prehnite
Prehnite. Prehnite.

Recorded under neon light
 

NFM56AO8: Very aerial globular aggregates of Prehnite, on an ophite matrix, with very sharp and lustrous crystal terminations, which is not very common in specimens from this locality, which is currently closed.
Oficarsa Quarry, De las Culebras Hill, Carchelejo, Cárcheles, Comarca Sierra Mágina, Jaén, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 7.4 × 6.7 × 5 cm = 2.91” × 2.64” × 1.97”

Main crystal size: 3.6 × 3 cm = 1.42” × 1.18”




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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.
Pit San Enrique, Los Amigos Mine, La Cruz Group of Mines, La Cruz vein, Mesa de Valdelloso, Linares, Comarca Sierra Morena, Jaén, Andalusia  Spain (11/2011)

Specimen size: 5.2 × 2 × 2.5 cm = 2.05” × 0.79” × 0.98”




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MÁLAGA

Antimony with Quartz
Antimony with Quartz.
 

NP6AM1: Very sharp and shiny crystalline growths and cleavages of Antimony on a massive Quartz matrix. A Spanish classic, from a locality from which it is currently extremely difficult to get specimens.
La Viñuela reservoir, La Viñuela, Comarca La Axarquía, Málaga, Andalusia  Spain (1987)

Specimen size: 3.3 × 2.9 × 1.6 cm = 1.30” × 1.14” × 0.63”




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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, Comarca Costa del Sol Occidental, Málaga, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 8.7 × 6.9 × 3.8 cm = 3.43” × 2.72” × 1.50”

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

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 = 2.36” × 1.38” × 1.85”

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




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Chalcocite with Pyrite
 

NV13AL4: Very sharp Chalcocite crystals that form flattened twins with well defined faces and edges, brilliant, on matrix, with very vivid metallic blue iridescent Pyrite coatings. The specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Las Cruces Mine, Gerena-Guillena-Salteras, Comarca Sierra Norte, Seville, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 2.4 × 1.5 × 0.8 cm = 0.94” × 0.59” × 0.31”

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




Chalcocite with Pyrite. Chalcocite with Pyrite.
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Chalcocite
Chalcocite. Chalcocite.
 

NX16AL4: Very sharp Chalcocite crystals that form hexagonal cyclic twins with well defined faces and edges, flattened, shiny, on matrix. The specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Las Cruces Mine, Gerena-Guillena-Salteras, Comarca Sierra Norte, Seville, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 2.8 × 1.9 × 0.3 cm = 1.10” × 0.75” × 0.12”

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




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Chalcocite with Pyrite
 

NF56AL4: Very sharp Chalcocite crystals that form hexagonal cyclic twins with well defined faces and edges, flattened, bright, on matrix with crystalline Pyrite inclusions. The specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Las Cruces Mine, Gerena-Guillena-Salteras, Comarca Sierra Norte, Seville, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 3.6 × 3.2 × 1.1 cm = 1.42” × 1.26” × 0.43”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × o.2 cm = 0.16” × 0.00”




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Chalcocite with Sb-rich Tennantite-(Fe) and Pyrite
Chalcocite with Sb-rich Tennantite-(Fe) and Pyrite. Chalcocite with Sb-rich Tennantite-(Fe) and Pyrite.
 

NH47AL5: Growth on matrix of highly profiled Chalcocite crystals that form flattened twins with a hexagonal outline, with very well defined faces and edges, lustrous, on matrix, with antimony-rich Tennantite- (Fe) and Pyrite coatings. These pieces were analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Las Cruces Mine, Gerena-Guillena-Salteras, Comarca Sierra Norte, Seville, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 3.9 × 3.4 × 1.5 cm = 1.54” × 1.34” × 0.59”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.4 cm = 0.28” × 0.16”




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Chalcocite with Pyrite
 

NR11AL4: Very sharp Chalcocite crystals that form hexagonal cyclic twins with well defined faces and edges, flattened, shiny, on matrix. The specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Las Cruces Mine, Gerena-Guillena-Salteras, Comarca Sierra Norte, Seville, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 4.1 × 2.2 × 1.3 cm = 1.61” × 0.87” × 0.51”

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




Chalcocite with Pyrite. Chalcocite with Pyrite.
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Chalcocite on Pyrite
Chalcocite on Pyrite. Chalcocite on Pyrite.
 

NC27AL4: Very sharp Chalcocite crystals, twinned, with well defined faces and edges, flattened, shiny, and on matrix. The specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Las Cruces Mine, Gerena-Guillena-Salteras, Comarca Sierra Norte, Seville, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 4.1 × 3.6 × 3.2 cm = 1.61” × 1.42” × 1.26”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.4 cm = 0.35” × 0.16”




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Chalcocite with Calcite
 

NF13AL4: Very sharp Chalcocite crystals that form flattened twins with well defined faces and edges, brilliant, on matrix, with coatings of Calcite crystals. The specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Las Cruces Mine, Gerena-Guillena-Salteras, Comarca Sierra Norte, Seville, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 4.4 × 3.9 × 2.4 cm = 1.73” × 1.54” × 0.94”

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




Chalcocite with Calcite. Chalcocite with Calcite.
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Chalcocite with Sb-rich Tennantite-(Fe) and Pyrite
Chalcocite with Sb-rich Tennantite-(Fe) and Pyrite. Chalcocite with Sb-rich Tennantite-(Fe) and Pyrite.
 

NG66AL4: Very sharp Chalcocite crystals that form hexagonal cyclic twins with well defined faces and edges, flattened, lustrous, on matrix, with antimony-rich Tennantite-(Fe) and coatings of iridescent botryoidal Pyrite dominated by purple tones. The specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Las Cruces Mine, Gerena-Guillena-Salteras, Comarca Sierra Norte, Seville, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 4.4 × 4 × 3.3 cm = 1.73” × 1.57” × 1.30”

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




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Chalcocite with Pyrite
 

NB97AL5: Growth on matrix of highly profiled Chalcocite crystals that form flattened twins with a hexagonal outline, with very well defined faces and edges, with good luster, on matrix, with iridescent Pyrite crystal coatings of mauve and dominant blue tones. These specimens were analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Las Cruces Mine, Gerena-Guillena-Salteras, Comarca Sierra Norte, Seville, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 4.9 × 2.7 × 3.4 cm = 1.93” × 1.06” × 1.34”

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




Chalcocite with Pyrite. Chalcocite with Pyrite.
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Chalcocite with Pyrite
Chalcocite with Pyrite. Chalcocite with Pyrite.
 

NJ13AL4: Very sharp Chalcocite crystals that form hexagonal cyclic twins with well defined faces and edges, flattened, shiny, on matrix, with very vivid metallic blue iridescent Pyrite coatings. The specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Las Cruces Mine, Gerena-Guillena-Salteras, Comarca Sierra Norte, Seville, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 4.9 × 3.5 × 0.7 cm = 1.93” × 1.38” × 0.28”

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




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Chalcocite with Calcite
Chalcocite with Calcite  

NF28AM5: Very sharp crystals of Chalcocite that form hexagonal cyclic twins with well defined faces and edges. They are flattened, with bright luster, and are on matrix with Calcite crystals. The specimen comes from the first finds in this mine and is from the Ignacio Gaspar collection (number CAC-8), whose collection file we will send to the buyer together with a copy of the analysis.
Las Cruces Mine, Gerena-Guillena-Salteras, Comarca Sierra Norte, Seville, Andalusia  Spain (±2011)

Specimen size: 5 × 3.5 × 4 cm = 1.97” × 1.38” × 1.57”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar



Chalcocite with Calcite. Chalcocite with Calcite.
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Chalcocite with Calcite
Chalcocite with Calcite. Chalcocite with Calcite.
 

ND26AL4: Very sharp Chalcocite crystals that form hexagonal cyclic twins with well defined faces and edges, flattened, with good luster, on a matrix covered with small white Calcite crystals. The specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Las Cruces Mine, Gerena-Guillena-Salteras, Comarca Sierra Norte, Seville, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 5.5 × 3.5 × 1.6 cm = 2.17” × 1.38” × 0.63”

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




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Chalcocite with Bornite after Chalcocite and Pyrite
 

ND47AM4: Very sharp crystals of Chalcocite as sharp twins, shiny, with a metallic gray tone, on Bornite pseudomorphic after Chalcocite, with an intense metallic blue color and with Pyrite microcrystals. The specimen comes from the last find before the definitive closure of open-pit mining here, and this is the first time that collector quality Bornite has appeared from this locality.
This material has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Las Cruces Mine, fase 6, levels 130-135, ↓175 m., Gerena-Guillena-Salteras, Comarca Sierra Norte, Seville, Andalusia  Spain (01/2020)

Specimen size: 5.6 × 4.9 × 3.3 cm = 2.20” × 1.93” × 1.30”

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




Chalcocite with Bornite after Chalcocite and Pyrite. Chalcocite with Bornite after Chalcocite and Pyrite.
Chalcocite with Bornite after Chalcocite and Pyrite.
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Chalcocite with Calcite
Chalcocite with Calcite. Chalcocite with Calcite.
 

NP89AL5: Growth on matrix of highly profiled Chalcocite crystals that form thick twins with a hexagonal outline, with very well defined faces and edges, bright, on matrix, with Calcite crystal coatings. These specimens were analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
This sample has been referenced and pictured, as a novelty in Ste. Marie Virtual 2020, in the magazine 'Le Règne Minéral' number 154, page 45
Las Cruces Mine, Gerena-Guillena-Salteras, Comarca Sierra Norte, Seville, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 5.8 × 4 × 3.7 cm = 2.28” × 1.57” × 1.46”

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

Calcite very fluorescent and phosphorescent short UV



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Chalcocite with Pyrite
 

NB14AL4: Very sharp Chalcocite crystals that form flattened twins with well defined faces and edges, bright, and on matrix. With Pyrite coatings. The specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Las Cruces Mine, Gerena-Guillena-Salteras, Comarca Sierra Norte, Seville, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 6.1 × 4.6 × 3.1 cm = 2.40” × 1.81” × 1.22”

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




Chalcocite with Pyrite. Chalcocite with Pyrite.
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Chalcocite with Calcite and Pyrite
Chalcocite with Calcite and Pyrite. Chalcocite with Calcite and Pyrite.
 

NA49AL5: Growth on matrix of highly profiled Chalcocite crystals that form thick twins with a hexagonal outline, with very well defined faces and edges, bright, on matrix, with Calcite crystal coatings and Pyrite microcrystals. These specimens were analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Las Cruces Mine, Gerena-Guillena-Salteras, Comarca Sierra Norte, Seville, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 6.1 × 5.7 × 5.4 cm = 2.40” × 2.24” × 2.13”

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

Calcite very fluorescent and phosphorescent short UV



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Chalcocite with Sb-rich Tennantite-(Fe) and Pyrite
 

NE11AL4: Very sharp Chalcocite crystals that form hexagonal cyclic twins with well defined faces and edges, flattened, lustrous, on matrix, with tetrahedral crystals of antimony-rich Tennantite-(Fe) and coatings of botryoidal pyrite. The specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Las Cruces Mine, Gerena-Guillena-Salteras, Comarca Sierra Norte, Seville, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 6.5 × 4.4 × 2.7 cm = 2.56” × 1.73” × 1.06”

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




Chalcocite with Sb-rich Tennantite-(Fe) and Pyrite. Chalcocite with Sb-rich Tennantite-(Fe) and Pyrite.
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Chalcocite with Calcite
Chalcocite with Calcite. Chalcocite with Calcite.
 

NZ89AL5: Growth on matrix of highly profiled Chalcocite crystals that form thick twins with a hexagonal outline, with very well defined faces and edges, bright, on matrix, with Calcite crystal coatings. These specimens were analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Las Cruces Mine, Gerena-Guillena-Salteras, Comarca Sierra Norte, Seville, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 8.5 × 6.3 × 3.6 cm = 3.35” × 2.48” × 1.42”

Calcite very fluorescent and phosphorescent short UV



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Chalcocite with Pyrite

Recorded under neon light
 

NAF72AO0: Very sharp Chalcocite crystals that form very well defined twins, lustrous, with a metallic grey tone. On matrix with coatings of Pyrite microcrystals which are very lustrous and with vivid iridescent metallic tones. The specimen, very unusual, comes from the last find before the final closure of this open pit mine. Specimens from this find have been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
The specimen has been photographed and published in the magazine ‘Paragénesis’, number 01/2022, page 74
Las Cruces Mine, Gerena-Guillena-Salteras, Comarca Sierra Norte, Seville, Andalusia  Spain (01/2020)

Specimen size: 12.5 × 10.5 × 8.7 cm = 4.92” × 4.13” × 3.43”

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




Chalcocite with Pyrite. Chalcocite with Pyrite.
Chalcocite with Pyrite.
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Bornite after Chalcocite
Bornite after Chalcocite. Front
Front
Bornite after Chalcocite. Side
Side
Bornite after Chalcocite.
 

NGB27AN4: Bluish Bornite pseudomorphs after twinned Chalcocite crystals. The specimen comes from the last find before the definitive closure of open-pit mining at this mine and shows, for the first time from this locality, Bornite in collection-quality specimens.
These specimens have been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
This specimen has been published on the Mineralogical Record´s web page, in the 'What's New' section, report 61, August 30, 2021 edition, page 9
Las Cruces Mine, fase 6, levels 130-135, ↓175 m., Gerena-Guillena-Salteras, Comarca Sierra Norte, Seville, Andalusia  Spain (01/2020)

Specimen size: 2.5 × 1.8 × 1.4 cm = 0.98” × 0.71” × 0.55”

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

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Bornite after Chalcocite and Tennantite-(Fe)
 

NC57AM4: Bornite crystals pseudomorphic after Chalcocite twins, with a bronze color, with tetrahedral crystals of Tennantite-(Fe) and twins of Chalcocite that are shiny and have bluish metallic tones. The specimen comes from the last find before the definitive closure of open-pit mining here, and this is the first time that collector quality Bornite has appeared at this locality.
This material has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
The specimen has been reviewed, photographed and published as a new discovery in the magazine ‘Mineralogical Record’ on page 206 in the volume 52, number 2, March-April 2021
Las Cruces Mine, fase 6, levels 130-135, ↓175 m., Gerena-Guillena-Salteras, Comarca Sierra Norte, Seville, Andalusia  Spain (01/2020)

Specimen size: 7.4 × 6.6 × 5 cm = 2.91” × 2.60” × 1.97”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.3 cm = 0.28” × 0.12”




Bornite after Chalcocite and Tennantite-(Fe). Bornite after Chalcocite and Tennantite-(Fe).
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Bornite after Chalcocite with Pyrite
Bornite after Chalcocite with Pyrite. Bornite after Chalcocite with Pyrite.
 

NMC62AN4: Bluish Bornite pseudomorphs after twinned Chalcocite crystals. The specimen comes from the last find before the definitive closure of open-pit mining at this mine and shows, for the first time from this locality, Bornite in collection-quality specimens.
These specimens have been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Las Cruces Mine, fase 6, levels 130-135, ↓175 m., Gerena-Guillena-Salteras, Comarca Sierra Norte, Seville, Andalusia  Spain (01/2020)

Specimen size: 7.8 × 6.6 × 3.5 cm = 3.07” × 2.60” × 1.38”

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

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Tennantite-(Fe)
 

NA12AM5: Very aerial group on matrix of Tennantite-(Fe) crystals with the dominant faces of a tetrahedron accompanied by minor forms. The specimen, which has an unusual crystallographic habit, came from the last find before the final closure of open-pit mining at this mine. It has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Las Cruces Mine, fase 6, levels 130-135, ↓175 m., Gerena-Guillena-Salteras, Comarca Sierra Norte, Seville, Andalusia  Spain (01/2020)

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

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




Tennantite-(Fe). Tennantite-(Fe).
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Tennantite-(Fe) with Chalcocite
Tennantite-(Fe) with Chalcocite. Tennantite-(Fe) with Chalcocite.
 

NC14AM5: Groups of small crystals of Tennantite-(Fe), with very bright luster, forming parallel growths in some areas and with the dominant faces of a tetrahedron accompanied by minor forms. On matrix, associated with lustrous twinned crystals of Chalcocite. This specimen, which came from the last find before the definitive closure of open pit exploitation at this mine, has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Las Cruces Mine, fase 6, levels 130-135, ↓175 m., Gerena-Guillena-Salteras, Comarca Sierra Norte, Seville, Andalusia  Spain (01/2020)

Specimen size: 4.4 × 3.6 × 0.7 cm = 1.73” × 1.42” × 0.28”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.2 cm = 0.39” × 0.08”




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Tennantite-(Fe)
 

NF16AM4: Shiny, dark gray crystals of Tennantite-(Fe) with a very unusual crystallographic habit.
The specimen comes from the last find before the definitive closure of the open pit operations at this mine. It has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Las Cruces Mine, fase 6, levels 130-135, ↓175 m., Gerena-Guillena-Salteras, Comarca Sierra Norte, Seville, Andalusia  Spain (01/2020)

Specimen size: 6.1 × 4.3 × 2.7 cm = 2.40” × 1.69” × 1.06”

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




Tennantite-(Fe). Tennantite-(Fe).
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Tennantite-(Fe) coating Chalcocite
Tennantite-(Fe) coating Chalcocite. Tennantite-(Fe) coating Chalcocite.
 

NT14AM4: Shiny Tennantite-(Fe) crystals with dark gray tones, with a very unusual crystallographic habit and covering twinned Chalcocite crystals.
The specimen comes from the last find before the definitive closure of the open pit operations at this mine. It has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Las Cruces Mine, fase 6, levels 130-135, ↓175 m., Gerena-Guillena-Salteras, Comarca Sierra Norte, Seville, Andalusia  Spain (01/2020)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 4.6 × 4.1 cm = 2.44” × 1.81” × 1.61”

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




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Tennantite-(Fe) with Chalcocite
 

NC47AM5: Groups of small crystals of Tennantite-(Fe), with very bright luster, forming parallel growths in some areas and with the dominant faces of a tetrahedron accompanied by minor forms. On matrix, associated with lustrous twinned crystals of Chalcocite. This specimen, which came from the last find before the definitive closure of open pit exploitation at this mine, has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Las Cruces Mine, fase 6, levels 130-135, ↓175 m., Gerena-Guillena-Salteras, Comarca Sierra Norte, Seville, Andalusia  Spain (01/2020)

Specimen size: 7.5 × 6.6 × 1 cm = 2.95” × 2.60” × 0.39”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.5 cm = 0.28” × 0.20”




Tennantite-(Fe) with Chalcocite. Tennantite-(Fe) with Chalcocite.
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ARAGON

Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.
 

NV27AL0: Group of crystals with very well defined faces and edges, with good terminations, some of them doubly terminated, translucent, lustrous and on matrix. Among the best from this mine, which has provided few specimens for collections.
This specimen comes from the Miguel David Martínez collection (No. 511), whose label we will send to the buyer.
La Ascensión del Señor Mine (Mercader Mine), Judío Hill, Munébrega, Comarca de la Comunidad de Calatayud, Zaragoza, Aragon  Spain (2017)

Specimen size: 4.2 × 3.8 × 3.5 cm = 1.65” × 1.50” × 1.38”

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

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez

minID: 155-61V



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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 = 2.05” × 1.42” × 1.50”

Main crystal size: 3.1 × 2.5 cm = 1.22” × 0.98”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV

Former collection of Ignacio Hernández



Gypsum. Front
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ASTURIAS (Principality of Asturias)

Arsenopyrite with Valentinite, Senarmontite and Jamesonite
Arsenopyrite with Valentinite, Senarmontite and Jamesonite. Arsenopyrite with Valentinite, Senarmontite and Jamesonite.

Recorded under neon light
 

NAY13AO5: Small sharp Arsenopyrite crystals, lustrous and on matrix, with gray Jamesonite and aggregates of white Valentinite crystals with Senarmontite. A Spanish rarity that we have analyzed and for which we will send a copy of the analyses of the Valentinite, the Senarmontite and the Jamesonite to the buyer.
Carlés-Norte cut, Carlés Mine, Ballotal-El Fuxaco, Carlés, Salas, Comarca Valle del Narcea, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (2002)

Specimen size: 6.1 × 4.4 × 1.7 cm = 2.40” × 1.73” × 0.67”

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Calcite with Fluorite and Dolomite
 

TF6AM6: Complex Calcite crystal, very rich in crystal forms, translucent, lustrous, on matrix, with yellow Fluorite crystals and small white Dolomite rhombohedra.
Moscona Mine, El Llano, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Comarca Avilés, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain

Specimen size: 9.5 × 7.1 × 2.9 cm = 3.74” × 2.80” × 1.14”

Main crystal size: 4.8 × 2.8 cm = 1.89” × 1.10”




Calcite with Fluorite and Dolomite.
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Calcite with Fluorite
Calcite with Fluorite.

Recorded under neon light
 

EMQ26AN5: Group of Calcite crystals dominated by prism forms rich in polycrystalline growths, and with a flattened terminal rhombohedron. It is lustrous, white, and with translucent Fluorite crystals with an intense yellow color. Because of the habit, it is somewhat different from other specimens known from this locality.
Moscona Mine, El Llano, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Comarca Avilés, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (2020)

Specimen size: 10.6 × 6.2 × 4.4 cm = 4.17” × 2.44” × 1.73”

Main crystal size: 5.3 × 2.2 cm = 2.09” × 0.87”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



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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 = 4.25” × 4.21” × 2.48”

Main crystal size: 4.1 × 3 cm = 1.61” × 1.18”

Minor fluorescence short UV



Calcite with Fluorite. Calcite with Fluorite.
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Calcite with Dolomite and Fluorite
Calcite with Dolomite and Fluorite. Calcite with Dolomite and Fluorite.
 

NB26AL8: Translucent white scalenohedral Calcite crystals with coatings and oriented red inclusions of Hematite on the terminal faces and on matrix. It is covered by transparent bright Fluorite crystals with cream-colored Dolomite crystals. The matrix has been sawn on the back. The specimen's characteristics are quite atypical for the locality.
Moscona Mine, El Llano, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Comarca Avilés, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain

Specimen size: 11.4 × 7.5 × 3.5 cm = 4.49” × 2.95” × 1.38”

Main crystal size: 2.7 × 1.2 cm = 1.06” × 0.47”




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Calcite
 

NF98AL7: Group of highly profiled scalenohedral Calcite crystals, one of them clearly dominant and doubly terminated, translucent, with very good luster and size, and with an unusual appearance for the locality, from which no such individual large Calcite scalenohedra are common.
The specimen comes from the Miguel David Martínez collection (nº. 281), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Moscona Mine, El Llano, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Comarca Avilés, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (±2015)

Specimen size: 15.4 × 9.6 × 6 cm = 6.06” × 3.78” × 2.36”

Main crystal size: 14.3 × 5.1 cm = 5.63” × 2.01”

Minor fluorescence short UV

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez



Calcite. Front
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Calcite. Side
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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 = 2.44” × 2.20” × 1.18”

Main crystal size: 2.3 × 1.6 cm = 0.91” × 0.63”

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 = 2.76” × 2.44” × 1.85”

Main crystal size: 4.4 × 3.2 cm = 1.73” × 1.26”

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 Fluorite and Dolomite
Baryte with Fluorite and Dolomite. Baryte with Fluorite and Dolomite.
 

NP27AK5: From a collection displayed for the first time at Munich 2019: Aggregates of tabular crystals of Baryte with a book-like morphology. Translucent, with an intense sky-blue color and good luster. Partially covered by small white Dolomite crystals and all this on a group of translucent Fluorite crystals with a very deep honey-yellow color. Very different from the usual in this mine.
The specimen comes from the Miguel David Martínez collection (No. 314), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Moscona Mine, El Llano, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Comarca Avilés, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (2017)

Specimen size: 8.8 × 5.8 × 4.4 cm = 3.46” × 2.28” × 1.73”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez



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Baryte with Calcite, Dolomite and Fluorite
 

NP63V2: 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 = 3.74” × 2.87” × 1.69”

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




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

NK47AL0: Rosette aggregates of platy Baryte crystals, translucent, lustrous, of a uniform light blue color, partially covered by white rhombohedral Dolomite crystals with the typical “saddle” habit. The specimen, with a type of aggregate unusual for the locality, comes from the collection of Miguel David Martínez (No. 491), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Moscona Mine, El Llano, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Comarca Avilés, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (2018)

Specimen size: 9.6 × 8.7 × 5.7 cm = 3.78” × 3.43” × 2.24”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez

minID: CL0-FKA



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Baryte with Calcite and Fluorite

Recorded under neon light
 

NFH46AO2: Cream-colored Calcite crystals with a lenticular shape, one of them clearly dominant, with transparent tabular Baryte crystals with a yellow color instead of the more frequent blue. Also white rhombohedral Dolomite crystals and a matrix of transparent Fluorite crystals with an intense yellow color, with fine coatings of metallic sulphides.
Moscona Mine, El Llano, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Comarca Avilés, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (2019)

Specimen size: 12.3 × 7.8 × 6.8 cm = 4.84” × 3.07” × 2.68”

Main crystal size: 4 × 2.9 cm = 1.57” × 1.14”

Fluorite extremely fluorescent long & short UV



Baryte with Calcite and Fluorite.
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Baryte with Calcite, Dolomite and Fluorite
Baryte with Calcite, Dolomite and Fluorite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Baryte with Calcite, Dolomite and Fluorite. Detail with led light
Detail with led light
Baryte with Calcite, Dolomite and Fluorite. Detail with led light
Detail with led light
 

NQ53AM5: Druse of transparent yellow Fluorite crystals, largely covered by very sharp lamellar crystals of Baryte, lustrous, transparent and with a pale yellow color, with complex white Calcite crystals and small rhombohedral Dolomite crystals. Very different from other specimens from this popular locality.
Moscona Mine, El Llano, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Comarca Avilés, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (2018)

Specimen size: 16.1 × 12.7 × 8.8 cm = 6.34” × 5.00” × 3.46”




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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 = 6.69” × 4.13” × 2.87”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 2 cm = 0.87” × 0.79”




Baryte with Dolomite. Baryte with Dolomite.
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Pyrite on Fluorite
Pyrite on Fluorite. Front
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Pyrite on Fluorite. Side
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Pyrite on Fluorite.

Recorded under neon light
 

NRB37AO8: Spheroidal aggregates of cubic Pyrite crystals, very shiny, implanted in a druse of translucent Fluorite crystals with a violet color, a very rare color for Fluorite from this locality.
Villabona Mines, Barrio de la Estación, Villabona, Llanera, Comarca del Nora, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (±1980)

Specimen size: 10.7 × 5.1 × 2.5 cm = 4.21” × 2.01” × 0.98”

Main crystal size: 3.1 × 2.7 cm = 1.22” × 1.06”


€220 / US$223 / ¥30370 / AUD$327

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Pyrite with Fluorite
 

EG67AM5: Pyrite crystals with cubic habit and polycrystalline surfaces covering a druse of transparent, shiny Fluorite crystals with an intense yellow color. This old specimen comes from Minas de Villabona, a locality much less prolific than the nearby Moscona Mine.
Villabona Mines, Barrio de la Estación, Villabona, Llanera, Comarca del Nora, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain

Specimen size: 13.1 × 6.4 × 5.3 cm = 5.16” × 2.52” × 2.09”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.7 cm = 0.39” × 0.28”

Fluorite fluorescent long & short UV



Pyrite with Fluorite. Front
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Pyrite with Fluorite. Side
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Pyrite with Fluorite.
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Quartz (doubly terminated) with hydrocarbon inclusions
Quartz (doubly terminated) with hydrocarbon inclusions. Front
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Quartz (doubly terminated) with hydrocarbon inclusions. Rear
Rear
 

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 = 2.20” × 2.17” × 1.42”

Main crystal size: 5.5 × 3.9 cm = 2.17” × 1.54”

Hydrocarbons fluorescent long & short UV



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Quartz doubly terminated with hydrocarbon inclusions

Recorded under neon light
 

TRT16AO7: Group of doubly terminated crystals, one of them clearly dominant, transparent, lustrous, and with well-defined spherical inclusions of hydrocarbons, some of them mobile. A high quality Spanish classic, very fine.
Berbes mining area, Berbes, Ribadesella, Comarca Oriente, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain

Specimen size: 6.2 × 3.5 × 3.2 cm = 2.44” × 1.38” × 1.26”

Main crystal size: 5.6 × 2.4 cm = 2.20” × 0.94”

Hydrocarbons fluorescent long & short UV



Quartz doubly terminated with hydrocarbon inclusions. Front
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Quartz doubly terminated with hydrocarbon inclusions. Rear
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Quartz
Quartz. Front
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Quartz. Side
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Quartz. Rear
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NX27AL0: Pineapple-like growth, complex, very three-dimensional, and on a matrix of doubly terminated Quartz crystals. They have good luster and are between translucent and transparent. The specimen is unusual because the crystals are on matrix whereas the vast majority of Berbes Quartzes are floaters.
It comes from the Miguel David Martínez collection (No. 377), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Berbes mining area, Berbes, Ribadesella, Comarca Oriente, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain

Specimen size: 6.4 × 4.4 × 3.3 cm = 2.52” × 1.73” × 1.30”

Main crystal size: 4.5 × 3 cm = 1.77” × 1.18”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez

minID: VMN-34D



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Quartz (doubly terminated) with hydrocarbon inclusions

Recorded under neon light
 

TRX89AO5: Group of doubly terminated crystals with very balanced pyramidal and prismatic shapes, between transparent and translucent, lustrous, with hydrocarbon inclusions, some of them mobile. A Spanish classic of good size and in good condition.
La Cabaña, Berbes mining area, Valdelmar, Berbes, Ribadesella, Comarca Oriente, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain

Specimen size: 10.3 × 9.2 × 6.6 cm = 4.06” × 3.62” × 2.60”

Main crystal size: 7.7 × 5.2 cm = 3.03” × 2.05”

Hydrocarbons fluorescent long & short UV



Quartz (doubly terminated) with hydrocarbon inclusions. Front
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Quartz (doubly terminated) with hydrocarbon inclusions. Rear
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Doubly terminated Quartz with hydrocarbon inclusions and Baryte
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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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 = 4.80” × 3.11” × 2.56”

Main crystal size: 8.1 × 7.1 cm = 3.19” × 2.80”

Hydrocarbons fluorescent long & short UV



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Baryte with Fluorite and Quartz
 

NP16AM5: Group of snow-white Baryte crystals with transparent Fluorite crystals of pale lilac color, covered by small and very shiny white Quartz crystals. A classic of Spanish mineralogy but at the same time different due to the brilliant Quartz that covers everything. The specimen is from the Pedro Hernández collection.
Berbes mining area, Berbes, Ribadesella, Comarca Oriente, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain

Specimen size: 9.1 × 6.7 × 5.5 cm = 3.58” × 2.64” × 2.17”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Former collection of Pedro Hernández



Baryte with Fluorite and Quartz. Front
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Baryte with Fluorite and Quartz. Side
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Baryte with Fluorite and Quartz.
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Calcite with Fluorite
Calcite with Fluorite.

Recorded under neon light
 

NXR37AO3: Complex crystal of Calcite, partially doubly terminated, of good size and with the dominant forms of the scalenohedron and terminal rhombohedral faces. Between transparent and translucent, very lustrous, colorless, with small Fluorite crystals and white Calcite crystals. Calcites of this type and with this quality are unusual in La Viesca.
La Viesca Mine, La Collada mining area, Huergo, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (06/2009)

Specimen size: 7.7 × 4.6 × 4.5 cm = 3.03” × 1.81” × 1.77”




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Sphalerite with Quartz
 

NM27AL7: Complex Sphalerite crystal twinned and translucent with good luster and a dominant toasted honey color. On a matrix of Quartz crystals. Sphalerite is a rarity in the otherwise prolific La Viesca Mine.
This aesthetic specimen comes from the Miguel David Martínez collection (nº. 433), whose label we will send to the buyer.
La Viesca Mine, La Collada mining area, Huergo, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (2016)

Specimen size: 8 × 4.1 × 2.8 cm = 3.15” × 1.61” × 1.10”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.8 cm = 0.79” × 0.71”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez



Sphalerite with Quartz. Front
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Sphalerite with Quartz. Side
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Sphalerite with Quartz.
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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 = 3.46” × 2.01” × 1.57”

Main crystal size: 8.5 × 4.9 cm = 3.35” × 1.93”




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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 = 1.77” × 1.50” × 0.98”

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




Azurite with Calcite and Quartz. Azurite with Calcite and Quartz.
Azurite with Calcite and Quartz.
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Azurite with Quartz
Azurite with Quartz. 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 = 1.85” × 1.50” × 0.94”

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




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Azurite on 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 = 2.52” × 1.65” × 1.93”

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




Azurite on Quartz. Azurite on Quartz.
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Copper
Copper. Copper.
 

TR14AN0: Druse on matrix of very sharp and very lustrous octahedral Copper crystals. The specimen, which came from a locality that has now disappeared, comes from the José Luís Vallecillo collection.
Boinás Este, Boinás, Belmonte de Miranda, Comarca Oviedo, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain

Specimen size: 6.1 × 5.2 × 2.7 cm = 2.40” × 2.05” × 1.06”

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

Former collection of José Luis Vallecillo



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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 = 1.89” × 0.94” × 0.63”

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




Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.
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Tyrolite with Azurite and Chrysocolla
Tyrolite with Azurite and Chrysocolla. Tyrolite with Azurite and Chrysocolla.
Tyrolite with Azurite and Chrysocolla  

RA26AE6: Leafy aggregates, some of them radial, of very well defined tabular Tyrolite crystals with an excellent silky luster and deep green color. They are on matrix with Azurite and Chrysocolla.
The sample is from the Joaquín Folch duplicates collection, whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
The specimen has been photographed and published in the magazine ‘Paragénesis’, number 01/2021, page 79
Delfina Mine, Hoyos de Alda, Ortiguero, Prado, Cabrales, Comarca Oriente, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (1960)

Specimen size: 6 × 3.4 × 2.4 cm = 2.36” × 1.34” × 0.94”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.4 cm = 0.31” × 0.16”

With handwritten note from the Folch Collection (duplicates)



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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 = 4.45” × 3.70” × 2.20”

Main crystal size: 6.6 × 4.5 cm = 2.60” × 1.77”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV



Smithsonite after Calcite. Smithsonite after Calcite.
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CANARY ISLANDS (The Canaries)

Calcite
Calcite. Front
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Calcite. Rear
Rear
 

EPQ12AO8: A novelty from Ste. Marie 2022. Group of Calcite crystals with very sharp crystal forms, with very acute scalenohedra and pinacoid terminations, transparent and with a uniform yellow color.
The specimen comes from a well-known but little-disclosed locality in the Canary Islands in which no finds of this type had been made previously.
De Tasarte Ravine, La Aldea de San Nicolás, Gran Canaria, Las Palmas Province, Canary Islands  Spain (12/2021)

Specimen size: 4.3 × 3.8 × 2.3 cm = 1.69” × 1.50” × 0.91”

Main crystal size: 4.3 × 1 cm = 1.69” × 0.39”


€75 / US$76 / ¥10350 / AUD$111

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Calcite
 

EMB11AO8: A novelty from Ste. Marie 2022. Group of Calcite crystals with very sharp crystal forms, with very acute scalenohedra and pinacoid terminations, transparent and with a uniform yellow color.
The specimen comes from a well-known but little-disclosed locality in the Canary Islands in which no finds of this type had been made previously.
De Tasarte Ravine, La Aldea de San Nicolás, Gran Canaria, Las Palmas Province, Canary Islands  Spain (12/2021)

Specimen size: 4.5 × 2 × 1.6 cm = 1.77” × 0.79” × 0.63”

Main crystal size: 4.5 × 0.8 cm = 1.77” × 0.31”


€70 / US$71 / ¥9660 / AUD$104

Calcite. Front
Front
Calcite. Rear
Rear
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Calcite
Calcite. Front
Front
Calcite. Rear
Rear
 

EHM63AO8: A novelty from Ste. Marie 2022. Group of Calcite crystals with very sharp crystal forms, with very acute scalenohedra and pinacoid terminations, transparent and with a uniform yellow color.
The specimen comes from a well-known but little-disclosed locality in the Canary Islands in which no finds of this type had been made previously.
De Tasarte Ravine, La Aldea de San Nicolás, Gran Canaria, Las Palmas Province, Canary Islands  Spain (12/2021)

Specimen size: 5.1 × 2.4 × 2.2 cm = 2.01” × 0.94” × 0.87”

Main crystal size: 5.1 × 1.1 cm = 2.01” × 0.43”


€90 / US$91 / ¥12420 / AUD$133

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Calcite
 

EFF62AO8: A novelty from Ste. Marie 2022. Group of Calcite crystals with very sharp crystal forms, with very acute scalenohedra and pinacoid terminations, transparent and with a uniform yellow color.
The specimen comes from a well-known but little-disclosed locality in the Canary Islands in which no finds of this type had been made previously.
De Tasarte Ravine, La Aldea de San Nicolás, Gran Canaria, Las Palmas Province, Canary Islands  Spain (12/2021)

Specimen size: 5.1 × 2.8 × 2.5 cm = 2.01” × 1.10” × 0.98”

Main crystal size: 4.1 × 0.7 cm = 1.61” × 0.28”


€80 / US$81 / ¥11040 / AUD$118

Calcite. Front
Front
Calcite. Side
Side
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Calcite (twinned)
Calcite (twinned). Front
Front
Calcite (twinned). Rear
Rear
 

EGH62AO8: A novelty from Ste. Marie 2022. Group of very sharp Calcite crystals, one of them very aerial, dominantly flattened and with a contact twin of very well defined crystal forms. Transparent and uniform yellow.
The specimen comes from a well-known but little-disclosed locality in the Canary Islands in which no finds of this type had been previously made.
De Tasarte Ravine, La Aldea de San Nicolás, Gran Canaria, Las Palmas Province, Canary Islands  Spain (12/2021)

Specimen size: 2.8 × 2.5 × 1.4 cm = 1.10” × 0.98” × 0.55”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 1.5 cm = 0.98” × 0.59”




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Calcite (twinned)
 

EPA62AO8: A novelty from Ste. Marie 2022. Complete floater contact twin of two very sharp Calcite crystals, very aerial, flattened and with very well defined crystal shapes. Transparent and uniform yellow.
The specimen comes from a well-known but little-disclosed locality in the Canary Islands in which no finds of this type had been made previously.
De Tasarte Ravine, La Aldea de San Nicolás, Gran Canaria, Las Palmas Province, Canary Islands  Spain (12/2021)

Specimen size: 5 × 1.8 × 0.3 cm = 1.97” × 0.71” × 0.12”




Calcite (twinned). Calcite (twinned).
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Calcite (twinned)
Calcite (twinned). Front
Front
Calcite (twinned). Rear
Rear
 

EPB62AO8: A novelty from Ste. Marie 2022. Complete floater contact twin of two very sharp Calcite crystals, very aerial, flattened and with very well defined crystal shapes. Transparent and uniform yellow. The specimen comes from a well-known but little-disclosed locality in the Canary Islands in which no finds of this type had been made previously.
De Tasarte Ravine, La Aldea de San Nicolás, Gran Canaria, Las Palmas Province, Canary Islands  Spain (12/2021)

Specimen size: 5 × 2 × 0.3 cm = 1.97” × 0.79” × 0.12”




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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, Comarca Costa Occidental/Saja-Nansa, Cantabria  Spain (±2000)

Specimen size: 5.6 × 5 × 3.6 cm = 2.20” × 1.97” × 1.42”

Main crystal size: 3.7 × 3.4 cm = 1.46” × 1.34”




Calcite with Dolomite. Front
Front
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, Comarca Costa Occidental/Saja-Nansa, Cantabria  Spain

Specimen size: 7.8 × 4.4 × 5.3 cm = 3.07” × 1.73” × 2.09”

Main crystal size: 3.4 × 3.4 cm = 1.34” × 1.34”

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, Comarca Costa Occidental/Saja-Nansa, Cantabria  Spain (±2000)

Specimen size: 11.4 × 8.6 × 4.2 cm = 4.49” × 3.39” × 1.65”

Main crystal size: 2.8 × 2.7 cm = 1.10” × 1.06”

Minor fluorescence short UV



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

NC29AM1: Complex Calcite crystal, very rich in crystalline forms, with the scalenohedron and the terminal rhombohedron dominating. Transparent, with good luster, yellow in color, on a rock matrix covered with small pinkish crystals of Dolomite.
La Florida Mining Area, Herrería-Valdáliga-Rionansa, Comarca Costa Occidental/Saja-Nansa, Cantabria  Spain (±2006)

Specimen size: 11.8 × 10.7 × 4.4 cm = 4.65” × 4.21” × 1.73”

Main crystal size: 5.8 × 2.3 cm = 2.28” × 0.91”




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Galena with Sphalerite and Marcasite

Recorded under neon light
 

NG37AM1: Octahedral Galena crystals with the vertices cut by cube faces, very well defined, lustrous and on matrix with spheroidal growths of small crystals of Sphalerite and small crystals of Marcasite. Different from what you usually see from this locality.
Reocín Mine, Reocín, Comarca Saja-Nansa, Cantabria  Spain

Specimen size: 12.3 × 8.6 × 6.4 cm = 4.84” × 3.39” × 2.52”

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




Galena with Sphalerite and Marcasite. Galena with Sphalerite and Marcasite.
Galena with Sphalerite and Marcasite.
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Hemimorphite with Hydrozincite
Hemimorphite with Hydrozincite. 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, Comarca Costa Occidental/Saja-Nansa, Cantabria  Spain (1997)

Specimen size: 14.3 × 11 × 4 cm = 5.63” × 4.33” × 1.57”

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

Intense fluorescence short UV & fluorescent long UV



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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 = 2.44” × 2.36” × 1.18”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 1.1 cm = 0.67” × 0.43”

Minor fluorescence short UV



Smithsonite after Calcite with Hemimorphite.
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Smithsonite after Calcite with Hemimorphite
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 = 2.52” × 1.54” × 1.26”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 0.8 cm = 0.67” × 0.31”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV



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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 = 2.52” × 2.28” × 1.06”

Main crystal size: 3.4 × 2.2 cm = 1.34” × 0.87”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV



Smithsonite after Calcite with Hemimorphite.
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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 = 2.05” × 1.50” × 1.30”

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

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 = 2.36” × 1.97” × 1.34”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.6 cm = 0.35” × 0.24”

Calcite minor fluorescence long & short UV



Sphalerite with Quartz and Calcite. Sphalerite with Quartz and Calcite.
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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.
 

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 = 1.14” × 0.79” × 0.39”




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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 = 1.38” × 1.18” × 0.87”




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
 

NL13AL3: Polycrystalline growths with complex forms, with sharp edges and faces, slightly curved, transparent, very lustrous, with deep and uniform honey-brown color. This piece comes from some small artisanal finds that were made after the mine closed. There is currently no access to the galleries.
Las Mánforas Mine, Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria  Spain

Specimen size: 3.6 × 3.3 × 2.3 cm = 1.42” × 1.30” × 0.91”

Main crystal size: 1.9 × 1.6 cm = 0.75” × 0.63”




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Sphalerite
 

NB7AM5: Polycrystalline growth of complex Sphalerite crystals with curvatures and with the smooth forms of the tetrahedron. The crystals, between transparent and translucent, have a very dense, deep and uniform caramel color.
Las Mánforas Mine, Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria  Spain

Specimen size: 3.8 × 3.4 × 2.7 cm = 1.50” × 1.34” × 1.06”




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

Recorded under neon light
 

NRM66AO8: Group of very sharp Sphalerite crystals with very well defined crystal forms, between translucent and transparent, with good luster and an intense honey color. On matrix, with white scalenohedral Dolomite crystals.
The specimen comes from the collection of Santiago Jiménez who, especially in the 1980s and 90s, assembled an excellent collection with a very good representation of the mineralogy of northern Spain.
Las Mánforas Mine, Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria  Spain

Specimen size: 4.2 × 3.9 × 2.3 cm = 1.65” × 1.54” × 0.91”

Main crystal size: 3.2 × 2.5 cm = 1.26” × 0.98”

Former collection of Santiago Jiménez García



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Sphalerite with Dolomite
 

NP27AL5: Complex Sphalerite crystals with very well defined and slightly curved faces and edges, transparent, very bright and with a very deep toasted honey color. On matrix with white rhombohedral Dolomite crystals
Las Mánforas Mine, Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria  Spain

Specimen size: 5 × 3.6 × 3.6 cm = 1.97” × 1.42” × 1.42”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 1.4 cm = 0.67” × 0.55”




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

NF57AM5: Group of complex crystals of Sphalerite, transparent, with good luster and a very vivid orange color that contrasts with the matrix of rhombohedral Dolomite crystals with a snow-white color. A classic of Spanish mineralogy that comes from the Ignacio Gaspar collection (number BLD-4), whose collection card we will send to the buyer.
Las Mánforas Mine, Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria  Spain

Specimen size: 5 × 4.5 × 1.3 cm = 1.97” × 1.77” × 0.51”

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar



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Sphalerite with Dolomite
Sphalerite with Dolomite  

NV27AM8: Polycrystalline growth of complex shapes, with defined edges and faces and with fine curvatures, transparent, very lustrous and with a very deep and uniform toasted honey color. On matrix, with white rhombohedral Dolomite crystals. The specimen comes from small artisanal finds in the mine after its closure. There is currently no access to the galleries.
The specimen comes from the Ignacio Gaspar Sintes collection (number BLD-7) whose catalogue entry we will send to the buyer.
Las Mánforas Mine, Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria  Spain

Specimen size: 5.5 × 4 × 3 cm = 2.17” × 1.57” × 1.18”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.6 cm = 0.79” × 0.63”




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

NG67AM5: Polycrystalline growth of complex Sphalerite crystals with curvatures and with the smooth forms of the tetrahedron. The crystals, between transparent and translucent, are very lustrous, with a very dense, deep and uniform caramel color. The specimen comes from the Ignacio Gaspar collection (number BLD-2), whose collection card we will send to the buyer.
Las Mánforas Mine, Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria  Spain

Specimen size: 6.1 × 4.5 × 2.5 cm = 2.40” × 1.77” × 0.98”

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar



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Sphalerite with Dolomite
 

NA27AL9: Complex crystals of Sphalerite on a Dolomite matrix. The crystal is transparent, lustrous and with an intense and lively honey color. With contacts but no damage. Small parts of the back of the matrix have been cut to reduce the size of the specimen without damage to the crystals.
Las Mánforas Mine, Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria  Spain

Specimen size: 7 × 5.5 × 4.4 cm = 2.76” × 2.17” × 1.73”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 1.6 cm = 0.87” × 0.63”




Sphalerite with Dolomite. Sphalerite with Dolomite.
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Sphalerite with Dolomite
Sphalerite with Dolomite. 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 = 3.03” × 2.20” × 1.18”




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Sphalerite with Calcite

Recorded under neon light
 

TM99AM7: Druse of complex Sphalerite crystals with sharp crystal forms, transparent, with good luster and an intense color, on matrix, accompanied by small partially dissolved Calcite crystals. A classic of Spanish mineralogy.
Las Mánforas Mine, Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria  Spain

Specimen size: 11.8 × 9.8 × 3.8 cm = 4.65” × 3.86” × 1.50”

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




Sphalerite with Calcite. Sphalerite with Calcite.
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Sphalerite with Dolomite
Sphalerite with Dolomite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Sphalerite with Dolomite. Light behind / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Light behind / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Sphalerite with Dolomite.

Recorded under neon light
 

NB16AM5: Druse of complex Sphalerite crystals that are very rich in shapes, from transparent to translucent, with good luster and a very intense and vivid caramel color, coated with white Dolomite crystals. A Spanish classic of good size and quality.
Las Mánforas Mine, Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria  Spain

Specimen size: 12.5 × 10.5 × 8 cm = 4.92” × 4.13” × 3.15”




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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 = 5.12” × 4.72” × 2.76”




Sphalerite with Dolomite. Sphalerite with Dolomite.
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Sphalerite with Dolomite
Sphalerite with Dolomite. Front
Front
Sphalerite with Dolomite. Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Sphalerite with Dolomite. Detail
Detail
Sphalerite with Dolomite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
 

MF98AM5: Groups of crystals of Sphalerite with the dominant forms of the tetrahedron, transparent, with good luster and a very intense and vivid green color (variety cleiophane) on a matrix covered by white rhombohedral Dolomite crystals. The specimen is very different from what is usually seen at this locality both in color and in general appearance.
Las Mánforas Mine, Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria  Spain

Specimen size: 13.2 × 8.8 × 6.9 cm = 5.20” × 3.46” × 2.72”




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CASTILE AND LEÓN

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 = 2.52” × 1.89” × 1.38”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.8 cm = 0.43” × 0.31”




Cinnabar with Calcite. Cinnabar with Calcite.
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Cinnabar with Quartz
Cinnabar with Quartz. 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 = 4.88” × 3.07” × 2.05”

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




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CASTILLA - LA MANCHA

Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite  

NT10AN2: Group of Pyromorphite crystals, one of them clearly dominant and rich in pyramidal faces and with hopper terminations, translucent, with bright luster and a uniform yellow-green color.
The specimen is extraordinary for the locality, which is very little known to collectors. It comes from the collection of Ignacio Gaspar Sintes, who field collected it and whose label we will send to the buyer.
The specimen has been photographed and published in the magazine ‘Paragénesis’, number 02/2021, page 101
Fajano Mine, Villamayor de Calatrava, Comarca Campo de Calatrava, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (07/2008)

Specimen size: 1.3 × 1.3 × 1 cm = 0.51” × 0.51” × 0.39”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar



Pyromorphite.
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Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.
Pyromorphite  

NR16AN0: Groups of Pyromorphite crystals, many of them doubly terminated, with very sharp crystal forms, translucent, with good luster and a light green color, on matrix. Among the best found at this little-known Spanish locality. The specimen was collected by Ignacio Gaspar Sintes (number PIF-52) and comes from his collection, the catalogue entry of which we will send to the buyer.
Fajano Mine, Villamayor de Calatrava, Comarca Campo de Calatrava, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (09/2009)

Specimen size: 5 × 3.5 × 3 cm = 1.97” × 1.38” × 1.18”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.5 cm = 0.28” × 0.20”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar



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Cerussite

Recorded under neon light
 

NLA27AO5: Reticulated growth of flattened and elongated prismatic crystals of Cerussite. The crystals, twinned and with good terminations, are translucent and have a satin luster.
The specimen comes from the collection of Ignacio Gaspar Sintes (number CER-50) whose label we will send to the buyer.

Luis Mine, Norte vein, Del General Mines, Cabezarrubias del Puerto, Comarca Valle de Alcudia, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (11/04/2014)

Specimen size: 3 × 2 × 0.8 cm = 1.18” × 0.79” × 0.31”

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

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar



Cerussite. Front
Front
Cerussite. Rear
Rear
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Cerussite
Cerussite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Cerussite. Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén

Recorded under neon light
Cerussite
 

NTD69AO3: Very aerial reticulated growth of flattened and elongated prismatic Cerussite crystals. The crystals, twinned and with good terminations, are translucent and have a satiny luster.
This specimen comes from the collection of Ignacio Gaspar Sintes (number CER-39) and we will send its catalogue file to the buyer.
Luis Mine, Norte vein, Del General Mines, Cabezarrubias del Puerto, Comarca Valle de Alcudia, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (10/2013)

Specimen size: 3.6 × 2.7 × 1.4 cm = 1.42” × 1.06” × 0.55”

Minor fluorescence short UV

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar



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Cerussite
Cerussite  

NB87AN0: Very aerial reticulated growth of flattened and elongated prismatic Cerussite crystals, twinned, with good terminal faces, translucent, white in color, on matrix, a very rare occurrence in specimens from this locality.
The specimen was collected by Ignacio Gaspar Sintes (number CER-38) and comes from his collection, the catalogue entry of which we will send to the buyer.
Luis Mine, Norte vein, Del General Mines, Cabezarrubias del Puerto, Comarca Valle de Alcudia, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (07/2013)

Specimen size: 4.2 × 2.5 × 2 cm = 1.65” × 0.98” × 0.79”

Main crystal size: 2.1 × 1.8 cm = 0.83” × 0.71”

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar



Cerussite. Front
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Cerussite. Rear
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Cerussite. Cerussite.
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Cerussite (twinned)
Cerussite (twinned). Front
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Cerussite (twinned). Rear
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Cerussite (twinned)  

NR48AM4: Reticulated floater growth of flattened and twinned prismatic crystals of Cerussite, with good white terminations with slightly pinkish tones. In a perfect state of conservation, unusual in specimens from this locality.
It comes to us from the Ignacio Gaspar Sintes collection (number CER-46), whose catalogue entry we will send to the buyer.
Luis Mine, Norte vein, Del General Mines, Cabezarrubias del Puerto, Comarca Valle de Alcudia, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (10/2013)

Specimen size: 4.3 × 2.7 × 1.2 cm = 1.69” × 1.06” × 0.47”

Main crystal size: 2.1 × 0.6 cm = 0.83” × 0.24”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar



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Twinned Cerussite
Twinned Cerussite  

NJ70AL9: Floater growth of flattened reticulated prismatic twins of Cerussite whose white color shows a slightly brownish-pinkish tinge. In perfect condition, with a rosette-like appearance different from other specimens commonly seen from this locality.
The specimen comes from the Ignacio Gaspar Sintes collection.
Luis Mine, 88 m.↓ Norte vein, Del General Mines, Cabezarrubias del Puerto, Comarca Valle de Alcudia, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (10/2013)

Specimen size: 4.7 × 3.8 × 2.9 cm = 1.85” × 1.50” × 1.14”

Main crystal size: 3.5 × 0.6 cm = 1.38” × 0.24”

Minor fluorescence short UV

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar



Twinned Cerussite. Twinned Cerussite.
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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, Comarca Valle de Alcudia, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (01/03/2013)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 2.6 × 1.8 cm = 2.44” × 1.02” × 0.71”

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




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Almadén

Almadén is dead – long live Almadén!
A mine that has been in operation for over 20 centuries – it was first worked by the Romans from 372-287 BC – has recently been closed down. All work in the mine has stopped and the waste tips have been re-processed, so it will no longer be possible to find more specimens from this classic locality. As the old galleries have now been made safe so that they can be used as a new mining museum we don’t think they will find anything underground either. Before the Chinese Cinnabar appeared it was the locality that produced the best Cinnabar samples in the world. From our stock we have selected some examples, thus giving people who do not already have one the chance to add an Almadén sample to their collection.

Cinnabar with Mercury, Calcite and Pyrite
 

NQ46AM9: Groups of very sharp Cinnabar crystals, with the dominant forms of a rhombohedron, fine striations, translucent, with bright luster and a vivid color. With small drops of native Mercury, Calcite crystals and small Pyrite coatings.
Almaden Mine, Almadén, Comarca Valle de Alcudia, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain

Specimen size: 3.1 × 1.7 × 1.6 cm = 1.22” × 0.67” × 0.63”

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




Cinnabar with Mercury, Calcite and Pyrite. Cinnabar with Mercury, Calcite and Pyrite.
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Cinnabar with Quartz
Cinnabar with Quartz. Cinnabar with Quartz.
 

NB37AL9: Groups of twinned rhombohedral crystals of Cinnabar on matrix with Quartz crystals, translucent, bright and with a very vivid color.
Almaden Mine, Almadén, Comarca Valle de Alcudia, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain

Specimen size: 3.8 × 1.5 × 1.4 cm = 1.50” × 0.59” × 0.55”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.2 cm = 0.16” × 0.08”




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Cinnabar with Calcite and Quartz
 

NQ27AL3: Rhombohedral Cinnabar crystals, one of them clearly dominant and individual, translucent, shiny, very deep in color, on matrix, with small crystals of Calcite and Quartz
Almaden Mine, Almadén, Comarca Valle de Alcudia, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (±1960-70)

Specimen size: 4.6 × 4 × 1.2 cm = 1.81” × 1.57” × 0.47”

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




Cinnabar with Calcite and Quartz. Cinnabar with Calcite and Quartz.
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Cinnabar with Quartz
Cinnabar with Quartz. Cinnabar with Quartz.
Cinnabar with Quartz.
 

NR68AM1: Polycrystalline Cinnabar growth with very well defined crystal forms, dominated by the rhombohedron. Transparent, very lustrous, with bright red color, on a matrix with small Quartz crystals.
Almaden Mine, Almadén, Comarca Valle de Alcudia, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (±1960-70)

Specimen size: 6.1 × 4.1 × 3.8 cm = 2.40” × 1.61” × 1.50”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.6 cm = 0.47” × 0.24”




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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 = 2.44” × 1.30” × 0.51”




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

NP89AL3: Polycrystalline growths of transparent rhombohedral Cinnabar crystals, brilliant, on matrix, with aggregates of white rhombohedral Dolomite crystals.
Almaden Mine, Almadén, Comarca Valle de Alcudia, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (±1960-70)

Specimen size: 7 × 6 × 2.5 cm = 2.76” × 2.36” × 0.98”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 1 cm = 0.43” × 0.39”




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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 = 3.19” × 2.24” × 1.69”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 0.8 cm = 0.67” × 0.31”




Cinnabar with Quartz. Cinnabar with Quartz.
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Cinnabar
Cinnabar. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Cinnabar. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Cinnabar. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Cinnabar. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén

Recorded under neon light
 

TLM1AO6: Cinnabar crystals with much sharper than usual crystal forms, translucent, with a very good luster and vivid color, on matrix.
A Spanish classic that comes from the Jean-Louis Goux collection.
Distrito Minero de Almadén, Almadén, Comarca Valle de Alcudia, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain

Specimen size: 9 × 5.4 × 1.6 cm = 3.54” × 2.13” × 0.63”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.4 cm = 0.43” × 0.16”

Former collection of Jean-Louis Goux



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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
Pyromorphite  

NT47AM4: Group of acicular Pyromorphite crystals in parallel growths that form thicker crystals with hopper terminations
A Spanish classic that comes from the Ignacio Gaspar collection (number PIF-45), whose label we will send to the buyer.
El Horcajo Mines, El Horcajo, Almodóvar del Campo, Comarca Campo de Calatrava, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (±1910)

Specimen size: 4 × 2.5 × 2.3 cm = 1.57” × 0.98” × 0.91”

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

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar



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Wulfenite (variety chillagite) with Baryte and Fluorite
Wulfenite (variety chillagite) with Baryte and Fluorite.
 

RA13AM8: Deformed lamellar crystals of Wulfenite (variety chillagite) with a light cream color. On matrix and with crystalline Baryte and Fluorite. A historical classic of Spanish mineralogy.
Teresita Mine, Can Donadeu, Sant Fost de Campsentelles, Comarca Vallès Oriental, Barcelona, Catalonia  Spain (±1955)

Specimen size: 2.5 × 1.4 × 1.3 cm = 0.98” × 0.55” × 0.51”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 1 cm = 0.43” × 0.39”

Fluorite fluorescent long & short UV



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Wulfenite (variety chillagite) with Baryte and Fluorite
 

RV6AM8: Deformed lamellar crystals of Wulfenite (variety chillagite) with a light cream color. On matrix, with crystalline Baryte and Fluorite. A historical classic of Spanish mineralogy.
Teresita Mine, Can Donadeu, Sant Fost de Campsentelles, Comarca Vallès Oriental, Barcelona, Catalonia  Spain (±1955)

Specimen size: 2.7 × 2.1 × 1.5 cm = 1.06” × 0.83” × 0.59”

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

Fluorite fluorescent long & short UV



Wulfenite (variety chillagite) with Baryte and Fluorite.
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Wulfenite (variety chillagite) with Baryte and Fluorite
Wulfenite (variety chillagite) with Baryte and Fluorite.
 

RB13AM8: Deformed lamellar crystals of Wulfenite (variety chillagite) with a light cream color. On matrix, with crystalline Baryte and Fluorite. A historical classic of Spanish mineralogy.
Teresita Mine, Can Donadeu, Sant Fost de Campsentelles, Comarca Vallès Oriental, Barcelona, Catalonia  Spain (±1955)

Specimen size: 3 × 2.1 × 1.2 cm = 1.18” × 0.83” × 0.47”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 1 cm = 0.71” × 0.39”

Fluorite fluorescent long & short UV



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Wulfenite (variety chillagite) with Fluorite and Baryte
 

RX26AM8: Deformed lamellar crystals of Wulfenite (variety chillagite) with a light cream color. On matrix, with crystalline Baryte and Fluorite. A historical classic of Spanish mineralogy.
Teresita Mine, Can Donadeu, Sant Fost de Campsentelles, Comarca Vallès Oriental, Barcelona, Catalonia  Spain (±1955)

Specimen size: 3.1 × 2.1 × 1.4 cm = 1.22” × 0.83” × 0.55”

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

Fluorite fluorescent long & short UV



Wulfenite (variety chillagite) with Fluorite and Baryte. Wulfenite (variety chillagite) with Fluorite and Baryte.
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Wulfenite (variety chillagite) with Baryte, Fluorite, Cerussite and Galena
Wulfenite (variety chillagite) with Baryte, Fluorite, Cerussite and Galena. Wulfenite (variety chillagite) with Baryte, Fluorite, Cerussite and Galena.
 

RC36AM8: Deformed lamellar crystals of Wulfenite (variety chillagite) with a light cream color. On matrix, with Baryte and very small crystals of Fluorite and small crystals of Cerussite associated with Galena. A historical classic of Spanish mineralogy with the peculiarity of the presence of Cerussite that did not usually appear in this deposit and associated with chillagite.
Teresita Mine, Can Donadeu, Sant Fost de Campsentelles, Comarca Vallès Oriental, Barcelona, Catalonia  Spain (±1955)

Specimen size: 5 × 2.6 × 1.9 cm = 1.97” × 1.02” × 0.75”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.7 cm = 0.39” × 0.28”

Fluorite and Cerussite fluorescent long & short UV



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Wulfenite (variety chillagite) with Cerussite, Baryte, Fluorite and Galena
 

RD36AM8: Deformed lamellar crystals of Wulfenite (variety chillagite) with a light cream color. On matrix, with Baryte and very small crystals of Fluorite and small crystals of Cerussite associated with Galena. A historical classic of Spanish mineralogy with the peculiarity of the presence of Cerussite that did not usually appear in this deposit and associated with chillagite.
Teresita Mine, Can Donadeu, Sant Fost de Campsentelles, Comarca Vallès Oriental, Barcelona, Catalonia  Spain (±1955)

Specimen size: 5 × 3.1 × 2.7 cm = 1.97” × 1.22” × 1.06”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 1.6 cm = 0.71” × 0.63”

Fluorite and Cerussite fluorescent long & short UV



Wulfenite (variety chillagite) with Cerussite, Baryte, Fluorite and Galena. Wulfenite (variety chillagite) with Cerussite, Baryte, Fluorite and Galena.
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Wulfenite (variety chillagite) with Baryte, Fluorite, Cerussite and Galena
Wulfenite (variety chillagite) with Baryte, Fluorite, Cerussite and Galena. Wulfenite (variety chillagite) with Baryte, Fluorite, Cerussite and Galena.
 

RF46AM8: Deformed lamellar crystals of Wulfenite (variety chillagite) with a light cream color. On matrix, with Baryte and very small crystals of Fluorite and small crystals of Cerussite associated with Galena. A historical classic of Spanish mineralogy with the peculiarity of the presence of Cerussite that did not usually appear in this deposit associated with chillagite.
Teresita Mine, Can Donadeu, Sant Fost de Campsentelles, Comarca Vallès Oriental, Barcelona, Catalonia  Spain (±1955)

Specimen size: 6.3 × 4.6 × 3.6 cm = 2.48” × 1.81” × 1.42”

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

Fluorite and Cerussite fluorescent long & short UV



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Wulfenite (variety chillagite) with Cerussite, Galena and Baryte
 

RA56AM8: Deformed lamellar crystals of Wulfenite (variety chillagite) with a light cream color. On matrix, with Baryte, Fluorite and small crystals of Cerussite associated with Galena. A historical classic of Spanish mineralogy with the peculiarity of the presence of Cerussite that did not usually appear in this deposit associated with chillagite.
Teresita Mine, Can Donadeu, Sant Fost de Campsentelles, Comarca Vallès Oriental, Barcelona, Catalonia  Spain (±1955)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 3.6 × 1.8 cm = 2.52” × 1.42” × 0.71”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 0.9 cm = 0.87” × 0.35”

Fluorite and Cerussite fluorescent long & short UV



Wulfenite (variety chillagite) with Cerussite, Galena and Baryte. Wulfenite (variety chillagite) with Cerussite, Galena and Baryte.
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Wulfenite (variety chillagite) with Baryte, Fluorite, Cerussite and Galena
Wulfenite (variety chillagite) with Baryte, Fluorite, Cerussite and Galena. Wulfenite (variety chillagite) with Baryte, Fluorite, Cerussite and Galena.
 

RP26AM8: Deformed lamellar crystals of Wulfenite (variety chillagite) with a light cream color. On matrix, with Baryte and very small crystals of Fluorite and small crystals of Cerussite associated with Galena. A historical classic of Spanish mineralogy with the peculiarity of the presence of Cerussite that did not usually appear in this deposit associated with chillagite.
Teresita Mine, Can Donadeu, Sant Fost de Campsentelles, Comarca Vallès Oriental, Barcelona, Catalonia  Spain (±1955)

Specimen size: 7.9 × 5.5 × 3.9 cm = 3.11” × 2.17” × 1.54”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.5 cm = 0.39” × 0.20”

Fluorite and Cerussite fluorescent long & short UV



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Wulfenite (variety chillagite) with Baryte, Cerussite and Galena
 

RT96AM8: Deformed lamellar crystals of Wulfenite (variety chillagite) with a light cream color. On matrix, with Baryte, Fluorite and small crystals of Cerussite associated with Galena. A historical classic of Spanish mineralogy with the peculiarity of the presence of Cerussite that did not usually appear in this deposit associated with chillagite.
Teresita Mine, Can Donadeu, Sant Fost de Campsentelles, Comarca Vallès Oriental, Barcelona, Catalonia  Spain (±1955)

Specimen size: 8.5 × 6.4 × 5.1 cm = 3.35” × 2.52” × 2.01”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 0.7 cm = 0.71” × 0.28”

Fluorite and Cerussite fluorescent long & short UV



Wulfenite (variety chillagite) with Baryte, Cerussite and Galena. Wulfenite (variety chillagite) with Baryte, Cerussite and Galena.
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Wulfenite (variety chillagite) with Cerussite, Baryte and Galena
Wulfenite (variety chillagite) with Cerussite, Baryte and Galena. Wulfenite (variety chillagite) with Cerussite, Baryte and Galena.
 

RQ46AM8: Deformed lamellar crystals of Wulfenite (variety chillagite) with a light cream color. On matrix, with Baryte, Fluorite and small crystals of Cerussite associated with Galena. A historical classic of Spanish mineralogy with the peculiarity of the presence of Cerussite that did not usually appear in this deposit associated with chillagite.
Teresita Mine, Can Donadeu, Sant Fost de Campsentelles, Comarca Vallès Oriental, Barcelona, Catalonia  Spain (±1955)

Specimen size: 8.7 × 4.9 × 4.3 cm = 3.43” × 1.93” × 1.69”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.2 cm = 0.39” × 0.08”

Fluorite and Cerussite fluorescent long & short UV



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Nickeline with Calcite and Acanthite
 

MH96AM7: Aggregates of small Nickeline crystals on a Calcite matrix, lustrous, with a grey color with reddish tones. With the Nickeline there is also a very sharp and bright Acanthite crystal.
Balcoll Mine, Falset, Comarca Priorat, Tarragona, Catalonia  Spain

Specimen size: 4.2 × 4.2 × 2.5 cm = 1.65” × 1.65” × 0.98”




Nickeline with Calcite and Acanthite. Nickeline with Calcite and Acanthite.
Nickeline with Calcite and Acanthite.
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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 = 1.81” × 1.10” × 0.59”




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Silver with Acanthite and Calcite

Recorded under neon light
 

PD89AM7: Dendritic growths of very elongated Silver crystals, well defined, bright, and partially covered by groups and small isolated crystals of darker Acanthite, on a massive Calcite matrix. The best possible quality for the locality.
Balcoll Mine, Falset, Comarca Priorat, Tarragona, Catalonia  Spain (11/2004)

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




Silver with Acanthite and Calcite. Front
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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.

Recorded under neon light
 

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 = 5.98” × 4.96” × 1.85”




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Mimetite coating Galena and with Wulfenite 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, 'Amagada' pocket, Sur gallery, level 0, Vimbodí i Poblet, Comarca Conca de Barberà, Tarragona, Catalonia  Spain (15/12/2015)

Specimen size: 6.3 × 4.3 × 3.2 cm = 2.48” × 1.69” × 1.26”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.9 cm = 0.79” × 0.75”

Baryte minor fluorescence short UV



Mimetite coating Galena and with Wulfenite and Baryte. Mimetite coating Galena and with Wulfenite and Baryte.
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Calcite
Calcite.
 

NE26AM1: Delicate and very aerial growth of two generations of Calcite crystals, one of them as white crystals with the crystal forms of a very acute scalenohedron, translucent and with a pearly luster, and a second generation whose crystals have curved terminations and a yellowish color. Such quality specimens are rare from this locality.
Can Palomeres Mines, Malgrat de Mar, Comarca Maresme, Barcelona, Catalonia  Spain (2017)

Specimen size: 8.8 × 6.7 × 6.1 cm = 3.46” × 2.64” × 2.40”

Main crystal size: 2 × 0.5 cm = 0.79” × 0.20”

Very fluorescent long & 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 amethyst) with Microcline
 

NG8AL3: Scepter Quartz crystal (variety amethyst), with parallel growths in the lower parts, translucent, lustrous, and with very intense color. On a Microcline matrix.
Mas Sever Quarry, Massabè (Mas Ceber), Sils, Comarca La Selva, Girona / Gerona, Catalonia  Spain (10/2004)

Specimen size: 3 × 2.4 × 1.6 cm = 1.18” × 0.94” × 0.63”




Quartz (variety amethyst) with Microcline.
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Quartz (variety amethyst) with Quartz (variety smoky) and Microcline
Quartz (variety amethyst) with Quartz (variety smoky) and Microcline. Front
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NJ36AL9: Quartz (variety amethyst) on a Quartz crystal (variety smoky) with very dark tones. On a Microcline matrix.
Mas Sever Quarry, Massabè (Mas Ceber), Sils, Comarca La Selva, Girona / Gerona, Catalonia  Spain

Specimen size: 7.5 × 6 × 4.6 cm = 2.95” × 2.36” × 1.81”

Main crystal size: 7.1 × 3.6 cm = 2.80” × 1.42”




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Quartz (variety amethyst) with Quartz (variety smoky)

Recorded under neon light
 

TH98AM7: Scepter and parallel growths of very sharp Quartz (amethyst variety) crystals, lustrous, translucent and with color zoning of different intensities. Of the highest possible quality for the find.
Mas Sever Quarry, Massabè (Mas Ceber), Sils, Comarca La Selva, Girona / Gerona, Catalonia  Spain

Specimen size: 7.3 × 6.1 × 4.4 cm = 2.87” × 2.40” × 1.73”

Main crystal size: 6.2 × 4.6 cm = 2.44” × 1.81”




Quartz (variety amethyst) with Quartz (variety smoky). Front
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Quartz (variety amethyst) with Quartz (variety smoky). Rear
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Quartz (variety amethyst) with Quartz (variety smoky). Side
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Quartz (variety amethyst) with Microcline
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 = 2.44” × 2.09” × 0.98”




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Quartz (variety amethyst) with Quartz (variety smoky)
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 = 3.62” × 2.60” × 1.54”




Quartz (variety amethyst) with Quartz (variety smoky). Front
Front
Quartz (variety amethyst) with Quartz (variety smoky). Side
Side
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Quartz (variety amethyst) with Quartz
Quartz (variety amethyst) with Quartz. 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 = 3.74” × 2.95” × 2.44”

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




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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 = 3.58” × 1.46” × 1.26”




Smoky Quartz with Microcline and Albite. Front
Front
Smoky Quartz with Microcline and Albite. Rear
Rear
Order
Quartz (variety smoky) with Microcline
Quartz (variety smoky) with Microcline. Front
Front
Quartz (variety smoky) with Microcline. Rear
Rear

Recorded under neon light
 

NTM96AO0: Quartz crystal (smoky variety) very sharp, with parallel growths and very marked steps, between transparent and translucent, with good luster and an intense and uniform smoky tone. With Microcline at the base of the crystal.
The specimen comes from the Miguel David Martínez collection (nº 853), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Mas Sever Quarry, Massabè (Mas Ceber), Sils, Comarca La Selva, Girona / Gerona, Catalonia  Spain (±2015)

Specimen size: 11.5 × 5 × 4.7 cm = 4.53” × 1.97” × 1.85”

Main crystal size: 9.7 × 5 cm = 3.82” × 1.97”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez



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Microcline with Quartz (variety smoky)
 

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 = 2.44” × 2.44” × 2.09”

Main crystal size: 5.2 × 4.1 cm = 2.05” × 1.61”




Microcline with Quartz (variety smoky). Front
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Microcline with Quartz (variety smoky). Side
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Microcline (twinned) with Quartz (variety smoky), Albite and Mica
Microcline (twinned) with Quartz (variety smoky), Albite and Mica. Front
Front
Microcline (twinned) with Quartz (variety smoky), Albite and Mica. Side
Side

Recorded under neon light
 

NBZ46AO5: Sharp Microcline crystal with distinct and smooth crystal forms, salmon pink, on matrix, with doubly terminated, transparent, lustrous and very deep colored Quartz crystals (smoky variety) associated with white Albite crystals.
Mas Sever Quarry, Massabè (Mas Ceber), Sils, Comarca La Selva, Girona / Gerona, Catalonia  Spain (09/2007)

Specimen size: 8.3 × 6.1 × 6.8 cm = 3.27” × 2.40” × 2.68”

Main crystal size: 7.8 × 5.7 cm = 3.07” × 2.24”




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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 = 3.39” × 3.35” × 1.34”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.9 cm = 0.79” × 0.75”




Microcline. Microcline.
Order
Microcline with Albite and Quartz (variety smoky)
Microcline with Albite and Quartz (variety smoky). Front
Front
Microcline with Albite and Quartz (variety smoky). Side
Side
 

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 = 3.54” × 2.95” × 2.20”

Main crystal size: 5 × 3.2 cm = 1.97” × 1.26”




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Quartz (variety smoky) with Albite and Microcline
 

NA47AM7: Very sharp smoky Quartz crystal, between transparent and translucent, with bright luster and very intense and uniform smoky tones, on a matrix of Albite and Microcline. From a little-known locality from which very few specimens were preserved, this being one of the best.
Els Saulons Quarry, Bigues i Riells, Comarca Vallès Oriental, Barcelona, Catalonia  Spain (2015)

Specimen size: 11.1 × 6.7 × 6 cm = 4.37” × 2.64” × 2.36”

Main crystal size: 11 × 6.7 cm = 4.33” × 2.64”




Quartz (variety smoky) with Albite and Microcline. Front
Front
Quartz (variety smoky) with Albite and Microcline. Side
Side
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Microcline with Quartz (variety smoky)
Microcline with Quartz (variety smoky). Front
Front
Microcline with Quartz (variety smoky). Side
Side
 

NC14AL3: Microcline crystal with very well defined faces and edges, with clear double twinning according to both the Baveno and Manebach twin laws, and implanted in a translucent smoky Quartz crystal with deep and uniform color. Can Vernenc, close to Gualba, is an area that has produced very few collector quality specimens.
Can Vernenc, Montnegre Mountains, La Batllòria, Sant Celoni, Comarca Vallès Oriental, Barcelona, Catalonia  Spain (1980-1985)

Specimen size: 7.8 × 4 × 4.7 cm = 3.07” × 1.57” × 1.85”

Main crystal size: 7.8 × 4 cm = 3.07” × 1.57”




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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 = 5.39” × 3.74” × 2.60”

Main crystal size: 4.5 × 2 cm = 1.77” × 0.79”




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

Calcite
Calcite. Front
Front
Calcite. Rear
Rear
Calcite.

Recorded under neon light
 

NFM76AO7: Group of yellow scalenohedral Calcite crystals, acute, translucent, with good luster. The specimen comes from the collection of Santiago Jiménez who, especially in the 1980s and '90s, managed to collect many rarities from urban and suburban areas of the North of Spain little disclosed before in the mineral collecting community.
Valle de Carranza Mines, Las Encartaciones, Karrantza Harana/Valle de Carranza, Comarca Las Encartaciones, Bizkaia / Vizcaya, Euskadi  Spain

Specimen size: 7.1 × 6.3 × 4.4 cm = 2.80” × 2.48” × 1.73”

Main crystal size: 2.3 × 0.8 cm = 0.91” × 0.31”

Very fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Santiago Jiménez García



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Sphalerite

Recorded under neon light
 

NLA64AO5: Group of Sphalerite crystals with very sharp crystal forms, very lustrous and with small groups of Calcite.
The specimen comes from the collection of Santiago Jiménez who, especially in the 1980s and '90s, managed to collect many rarities from urban and peri-urban areas of northern Spain, very little disclosed before in the mineral collecting world.

Malaespera Mine, Barrio de la Peña, Bilbao, Comarca Gran Bilbao, Bizkaia / Vizcaya, Euskadi  Spain

Specimen size: 2.8 × 1.8 × 1.2 cm = 1.10” × 0.71” × 0.47”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 1.6 cm = 0.71” × 0.63”

Former collection of Santiago Jiménez García



Sphalerite. Sphalerite.
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Calcite with Goethite inclusions
Calcite with Goethite inclusions.

Recorded under neon light
 

NBN14AO4: Group of Calcite crystals with the so-called "nail head" habit, formed by a prism and the terminal faces of a flattened rhombohedron. Translucent and with dark Goethite inclusions.
A Spanish classic, very difficult to find nowadays.
Julia Mine, Barrio de la Peña, Bilbao, Comarca Gran Bilbao, Bizkaia / Vizcaya, Euskadi  Spain

Specimen size: 5.5 × 5 × 4.2 cm = 2.17” × 1.97” × 1.65”

Main crystal size: 5.5 × 2 cm = 2.17” × 0.79”




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Dolomite (Fe-bearing dolomite)

Recorded under neon light
 

NLL16AO5: Iron-bearing Dolomite crystals with a very pronounced saddle shape, with strong curvatures and polycrystalline growths, with good luster and a color between light brown and pink, on matrix.
The specimen comes from the collection of Santiago Jiménez who, especially in the 1980s and '90s, managed to collect many rarities from urban and peri-urban areas of Northern Spain, very little disclosed before in the mineral collecting world.
El Covarón Mines, Covarón (Kobaron), Muskiz, Comarca Gran Bilbao, Bizkaia / Vizcaya, Euskadi  Spain

Specimen size: 10 × 7.8 × 3.1 cm = 3.94” × 3.07” × 1.22”

Former collection of Santiago Jiménez García



Dolomite (Fe-bearing dolomite). Dolomite (Fe-bearing dolomite).
Dolomite (Fe-bearing dolomite).
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Goethite
Goethite. Goethite.
 

GR37AM2: Botryoidal Goethite growths with very fine surfaces, very shiny and dense black in color. The specimen, from one of the great classical Spanish iron ore deposits, comes from the Pedro Goy collection, whose very detailed catalogue entry will be sent to the buyer.
La Arboleda Mines, La Arboleda (Zugaztieta), Valle de Trápaga/Trapagaran, Comarca Gran Bilbao, Bizkaia / Vizcaya, Euskadi  Spain

Specimen size: 12 × 10.4 × 6.3 cm = 4.72” × 4.09” × 2.48”

Former collection of Pedro Goy



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Sphalerite with Siderite, Dolomite and Pyrite
 

NE59AM7: Complex crystals of caramel-colored Sphalerite, with very sharp crystal forms, more isolated than usual in pieces from this locality, transparent, with good luster and an intense color, on matrix, with white Dolomite and brown rhombohedral Siderite crystals. The mine has been closed for years and half flooded, making it almost impossible to obtain new specimens.
Troya Mine, Mutiloa, Comarca Goyerri, Gipuzkoa / Guipúzcoa, Euskadi  Spain (1990)

Specimen size: 4.8 × 2.8 × 3.3 cm = 1.89” × 1.10” × 1.30”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.6 cm = 0.39” × 0.24”




Sphalerite with Siderite, Dolomite and Pyrite.
Order
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 = 4.57” × 3.58” × 2.48”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.7 cm = 0.39” × 0.28”




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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 = 5.51” × 4.45” × 3.07”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 1 cm = 0.47” × 0.39”




Sphalerite with Dolomite and Chalcopyrite. Sphalerite with Dolomite and Chalcopyrite.
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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 = 3.31” × 2.48” × 1.81”

Main crystal size: 3.1 × 2.2 cm = 1.22” × 0.87”




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Quartz with Albite

Recorded under neon light
 

NQQ16AO0: Group of Quartz crystals with Albite, very aerial, translucent and lustrous. From a little-known locality from which not too many specimens have been preserved.
Embalse de Orellana, Orellana la Vieja, Comarca Vegas Altas, Badajoz, Extremadura  Spain

Specimen size: 6.9 × 6.6 × 5.4 cm = 2.72” × 2.60” × 2.13”

Main crystal size: 4.4 × 1.1 cm = 1.73” × 0.43”




Quartz with Albite. Front
Front
Quartz with Albite. Side
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Pyrolusite
Pyrolusite. Pyrolusite.
 

NB12AL3: Botryoidal growth, on matrix, of very shiny, sharp crystals, with slightly curved faces and edges. From a locality until recently very little known.
Aljibe Range, Aliseda, Comarca Tajo-Salor Almonte, Cáceres, Extremadura  Spain (2014)

Specimen size: 5 × 4 × 3.2 cm = 1.97” × 1.57” × 1.26”

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




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Gold
Gold  

NP26AM9: Gold nugget of considerable size for the deposit, lustrous, with cavities and small remnants of matrix.
The specimen comes from the Ignacio Gaspar Sintes collection (number AU-81), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Talarrubias / Casas de Don Pedro area, Comarca La Siberia, Badajoz, Extremadura  Spain (±2013)

Specimen size: 1.5 × 1.3 × 0.9 cm = 0.59” × 0.51” × 0.35”

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar

Weight: 6.6 grams



Gold. Front
Front
Gold. Rear
Rear
Gold. Side
Side
Gold. Rear
Rear
Order
Gold
Gold. Front
Front
Gold. Rear
Rear
 

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 = 0.63” × 0.51” × 0.16”

Weight: 3.6 grams



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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 = 0.63” × 0.59” × 0.75”

Weight: 3.4 grams



Gold with Quartz. Gold with Quartz.
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Gold
Gold. Front
Front
Gold. Rear
Rear
 

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 = 0.67” × 0.39” × 0.12”

Weight: 2.2 grams



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Gold on Quartz
 

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 = 0.83” × 0.55” × 0.31”

Weight: 4.1 grams



Gold on Quartz. Gold on Quartz.
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Gold
Gold. Front
Front
Gold. Rear
Rear
Gold  

NT66AL0: Gold nugget with an elongated shape that retains rounded and deformed cubic crystals on the back. A representative of Spanish Golds, seldom easy to get.
The specimen is from the Ignacio Gaspar Sintes collection, whose label and catalogue entry we will send to the buyer.
Talarrubias / Casas de Don Pedro area, Comarca La Siberia, Badajoz, Extremadura  Spain

Specimen size: 2.3 × 1.1 × 0.7 cm = 0.91” × 0.43” × 0.28”

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar

Weight: 8.60 grams

minID: 8VD-TNE



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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 = 1.10” × 0.63” × 0.20”

Weight: 17.6 grams



Gold. Front
Front
Gold. Rear
Rear
Order
Gold on Quartz
Gold on Quartz. Gold on Quartz.
 

NF76AC4: Irregular 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 = 1.57” × 1.14” × 0.63”

Weight: 0.9 grams



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Allanite-(La) zoned with Epidote

Recorded under neon light
 

NBP96AO6: Allanite crystals with very sharp crystal forms, some of them doubly terminated and of considerable size for this type of specimen. On matrix, with small Epidote crystals. The Allanite-(La) at this locality is zoned with Epidote, so the most correct name for them would be Allanite-(La) zoned with Epidote.
The specimen comes from the collection of Santiago Jiménez who, especially in the 1980s and 90s, put together a collection with a very good representation of Spanish mineralogy.
Nueva Vizcaya Mine, Los Calvitos property, Burguillos del Cerro, Comarca Zafra-Río Bodión, Badajoz, Extremadura  Spain

Specimen size: 6.5 × 5.4 × 4.1 cm = 2.56” × 2.13” × 1.61”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.5 cm = 0.39” × 0.20”

Former collection of Santiago Jiménez García



Allanite-(La) zoned with Epidote. Front
Front
Allanite-(La) zoned with Epidote. Side
Side
Allanite-(La) zoned with Epidote.
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GALICIA

Beryl (variety emerald) with Phlogopite
Beryl (variety emerald) with Phlogopite. Front
Front
Beryl (variety emerald) with Phlogopite. Top
Top

Recorded under neon light
 

NFM14AN9: Two Beryl crystals (emerald variety), aerial, with very sharp crystal forms, translucent and with an intense color, on a Phlogopite matrix. It comes from a Spanish locality already considered a classic.
This specimen comes from the Miguel David Martínez collection (number 786) whose label we will send to the buyer.
Emerald Deposit, A Franqueira, A Cañiza, Comarca Paradanta, Pontevedra, Galicia  Spain (2000)

Specimen size: 3.2 × 2.1 × 2.4 cm = 1.26” × 0.83” × 0.94”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 1.4 cm = 0.71” × 0.55”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez



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LA RIOJA

Pyrite
 

TML14AN7: Floater group with two very sharp Pyrite crystals, one of them clearly dominant and both very lustrous.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label, which shows that it was previously in the Sullivan collection.
Ampliación a Victoria Mine, Navajún, Comarca Cervera, La Rioja  Spain

Specimen size: 2 × 1.4 × 1.3 cm = 0.79” × 0.55” × 0.51”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Pyrite. Pyrite.
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Pyrite
Pyrite. Pyrite.
 

TTR9AO1: Complete floater pentadodecahedral Pyrite crystal, with very sharp crystal forms, something unusual in specimens from this locality in which combined forms predominate.
We will send the buyer the specimen in its original perky box from the Robert J. (Bob) Noble collection, which also contains the label, stating that it was previously in the Melanson collection.

Ambas Aguas (Ambasaguas), Muro de Aguas, Comarca Arnedo, La Rioja  Spain

Specimen size: 2 × 1.8 × 1.9 cm = 0.79” × 0.71” × 0.75”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Pyrite

Recorded under neon light
 

NEA97AO5: Pyrite crystal with a very sharp parallelepiped shape, lustrous, undamaged and very aerial on its matrix. No repairs or reinforcements.
The specimen comes from the collection of Santiago Jiménez who, especially in the 1980s and '90s, put together an excellent collection with a very good representation of the mineralogy of northern Spain.
Valdeperillo, Cornago, Comarca Arnedo, La Rioja  Spain

Specimen size: 8.2 × 6.7 × 3.9 cm = 3.23” × 2.64” × 1.54”

Main crystal size: 4 × 1.3 cm = 1.57” × 0.51”

Former collection of Santiago Jiménez García



Pyrite. Front
Front
Pyrite. Side
Side
Pyrite. Side
Side
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Gypsum
Gypsum. Front
Front
Gypsum. Side
Side
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 = 3.03” × 1.26” × 2.01”

Main crystal size: 2.6 × 1.8 cm = 1.02” × 0.71”

Former collection of Ignacio Hernández



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MADRID (Community of Madrid)

Calcite after Gypsum
 

NC59AN2: Rosette aggregate of Calcite pseudomorphs after Gypsum crystals, translucent, with a certain luster and a uniform creamy white color. The specimen comes from a recent find in an area where we were not previously aware of the presence of these curious pseudomorphs. A rarity.
De Los Cazadores Ravine, Rivas-Vaciamadrid, Comarca Área metropolitana de Madrid, Madrid, Community of Madrid  Spain (09/2020)

Specimen size: 4.7 × 4 × 4.1 cm = 1.85” × 1.57” × 1.61”

Fluorescent long & short UV



Calcite after Gypsum.
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Calcite after Gypsum
Calcite after Gypsum.
 

NP61AN2: Rosette aggregate of Calcite pseudomorphs after Gypsum crystals, translucent, with a certain luster and a uniform creamy white color. The specimen comes from a recent find in an area where we were not previously aware of the presence of these curious pseudomorphs. A rarity.
De Los Cazadores Ravine, Rivas-Vaciamadrid, Comarca Área metropolitana de Madrid, Madrid, Community of Madrid  Spain (09/2020)

Specimen size: 6 × 5.4 × 5.1 cm = 2.36” × 2.13” × 2.01”

Fluorescent long & short UV



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Calcite after Gypsum
 

NL11AN2: Rosette aggregate of Calcite pseudomorphs after Gypsum crystals, translucent, with a certain luster and a uniform creamy white color. The specimen comes from a recent find in an area where we were not previously aware of the presence of these curious pseudomorphs. A rarity.
De Los Cazadores Ravine, Rivas-Vaciamadrid, Comarca Área metropolitana de Madrid, Madrid, Community of Madrid  Spain (09/2020)

Specimen size: 7.6 × 6 × 4.9 cm = 2.99” × 2.36” × 1.93”

Fluorescent long & short UV



Calcite after Gypsum.
Order
Calcite
Calcite. 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 = 2.01” × 1.97” × 1.50”

Main crystal size: 3.1 × 2 cm = 1.22” × 0.79”

Former collection of Raúl Sanabria



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Prehnite with Orthoclase

Recorded under neon light
 

NRA46AN9: Very aerial group of Prehnite crystals, of good size for the locality, with crystal forms that are unusually sharp for the species, between translucent and transparent, with good luster and a greenish yellow color, on an Orthoclase matrix, associated with crystals of the Clinozoisite-Epidote (Series)
Isabel Quarry (La Saludadora Quarry), La Cabrera pluton, Valdemanco, Comarca Sierra de Guadarrama, Madrid, Community of Madrid  Spain

Specimen size: 5.4 × 4.7 × 3.2 cm = 2.13” × 1.85” × 1.26”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.9 cm = 0.39” × 0.35”




Prehnite with Orthoclase. Front
Front
Prehnite with Orthoclase. Rear
Rear
Prehnite with Orthoclase.
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Prehnite with Calcite, Clinozoisite-Epidote and Quartz
Prehnite with Calcite, Clinozoisite-Epidote and Quartz. Front
Front
Prehnite with Calcite, Clinozoisite-Epidote and Quartz. Side
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Prehnite with Calcite, Clinozoisite-Epidote and Quartz.
 

NN6AK5: From a collection displayed for the first time at Munich 2019: Aggregate of spheroidal growths of Prehnite crystals, translucent, lustrous, and pale yellowish green. Partially coated with thin tabular crystals of translucent white Calcite. On matrix, with Quartz and microcrystals of Epidote-Clinozoisite.
The specimen is from the Miguel David Martínez collection (No. 105), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Isabel Quarry (La Saludadora Quarry), La Cabrera pluton, Valdemanco, Comarca Sierra de Guadarrama, Madrid, Community of Madrid  Spain

Specimen size: 9.2 × 4.4 × 3.9 cm = 3.62” × 1.73” × 1.54”

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

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez



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Orthoclase twinned

Recorded under neon light
 

NBF76AO5: Orthoclase crystal with very sharp faces and edges and a very well defined double Baveno-Manebach twin.
The specimen comes from the collection of Santiago Jiménez who, especially in the 1980s and '90s, put together an excellent collection with a very good representation of the mineralogy of northern Spain.
Bustarviejo, Comarca Sierra Norte, Madrid, Community of Madrid  Spain

Specimen size: 7.6 × 3.3 × 2.8 cm = 2.99” × 1.30” × 1.10”

Former collection of Santiago Jiménez García



Orthoclase twinned. Front
Front
Orthoclase twinned. Side
Side
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Quartz (variety smoky) with Orthoclase
Quartz (variety smoky) with Orthoclase. Front
Front
Quartz (variety smoky) with Orthoclase. Side
Side
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, Comarca Sierra Norte de Madrid, Madrid, Community of Madrid  Spain (02/2001)

Specimen size: 10 × 7.4 × 6.8 cm = 3.94” × 2.91” × 2.68”

Main crystal size: 8.7 × 5.6 cm = 3.43” × 2.20”

Former collection of Raúl Sanabria



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Quartz with Orthoclase and Mica

Recorded under neon light
 

ER54AM7: Group of Quartz crystals with distinct parallel growths on the prism faces, on a matrix of Orthoclase crystals twinned according to the Baveno law and with a parallel aggregate of lamellar Mica crystals, probably Muscovite. This specimen, of special interest due to the location, size and slightly citrine color of the Quartz, comes 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 (05/2001)

Specimen size: 21 × 10.1 × 13.2 cm = 8.27” × 3.98” × 5.20”

Main crystal size: 8.2 × 4.8 cm = 3.23” × 1.89”

Former collection of Raúl Sanabria



Quartz with Orthoclase and Mica. Quartz with Orthoclase and Mica.
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Clinozoisite-Epidote with Prehnite, Microcline and Quartz
Clinozoisite-Epidote with Prehnite, Microcline and Quartz. Front
Front
Clinozoisite-Epidote with Prehnite, Microcline and Quartz. Rear
Rear
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 = 7.80” × 5.94” × 1.77”




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Bavenite with Albite and Chlorite
Bavenite with Albite and Chlorite  

NE62AL3: Spheroidal aggregates of sharp lamellar Bavenite crystals, lustrous and on matrix, with Albite and partial Chlorite coatings.
The specimen comes from the Carlos González Bargueño collection, whose label we will send to the buyer. Carlos was the one who first found these Bavenites and thanks to his work these extraordinary specimens were saved.
Venero I Quarry (Cadalso I Quarry), Cadalso de los Vidrios, Comarca Sierra Oeste de Madrid, Madrid, Community of Madrid  Spain (2005)

Specimen size: 4.6 × 3.4 × 2.4 cm = 1.81” × 1.34” × 0.94”

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

Former collection of Carlos González Bargueño

Albite fluorescent short UV



Bavenite with Albite and Chlorite. Bavenite with Albite and Chlorite.
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Stokesite from the La Saludadora Quarry

If you want to know more about the Stokesites from the Isabel Quarry (La Saludadora Quarry) please follow this link

Stokesite on Microcline with Albite
Stokesite on Microcline with Albite. Front
Front
Stokesite on Microcline with Albite. Rear
Rear
 

NA13AL9: Aggregate of very sharp, colorless, transparent and shiny Stokesite crystals on a little Microcline matrix with Albite. These Stokesites, found in 1999 and featured in an article in The Mineralogical Record in 2012, are considered the best crystallized Stokesites 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 × 0.8 × 1 cm = 0.39” × 0.31” × 0.39”

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


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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 = 1.34” × 0.83” × 0.55”

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




Stokesite with Microcline, Albite and Muscovite. Stokesite with Microcline, Albite and Muscovite.
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MURCIA (Region of Murcia)

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 = 1.73” × 1.50” × 0.87”

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




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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 = 2.20” × 1.38” × 1.18”

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




Pyrolusite with Romanèchite. Pyrolusite with Romanèchite.
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Pyrolusite with Romanèchite
Pyrolusite with Romanèchite. 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 = 2.20” × 1.61” × 0.83”

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




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Romanèchite
 

NV57AL5: Very aerial botryoidal growths of Romanèchite, brilliant for the species and with very marked and aesthetic growth lines.
The specimen comes from the Miguel David Martínez collection (no. 490), whose label we will send to the buyer. The specimen has been analyzed and we will also send a copy of the analysis.
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: 7.9 × 7.2 × 5 cm = 3.11” × 2.83” × 1.97”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez



Romanèchite. Romanèchite.
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Romanèchite with Calcite
Romanèchite with Calcite. Romanèchite with Calcite.
 

NX47AL5: Curious and aesthetic honeycomb growth formed by palisades of small translucent Calcite crystals with inclusions of Romanèchite and enclosing spheroidal growths of Romanèchite.
The specimen comes from the Miguel David Martínez collection (no. 512), whose label we will send to the buyer. The specimen has been analyzed and we will also send a copy of the analysis.
Haití Mine, Cabezo de San Ginés, San Ginés de la Jara, Cartagena, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain (2018)

Specimen size: 9.6 × 9.2 × 3.2 cm = 3.78” × 3.62” × 1.26”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez



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Goethite
 

NB14AM3: Black botryoidal growth of Goethite, lustrous, and with a second generation of Goethite in fine columnar and arched forms. Goethite is a rare species in this mine, much better known for its Pyrolusites and other manganese oxides.
Haití Mine, Cabezo de San Ginés, San Ginés de la Jara, Cartagena, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain (2016)

Specimen size: 10.1 × 8.2 × 1 cm = 3.98” × 3.23” × 0.39”




Goethite. Goethite.
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Baryte
Baryte. Baryte.

Recorded under neon light
 

NFR26AN9: Rosette aggregates of very sharp lamellar Baryte crystals, with red Hematite inclusions, on matrix.
The specimen comes from the Miguel David Martínez collection (number 678) whose label, stating that it was previously in the Mariano Guillén collection, we will send to the buyer.
Victoria Mine, Cabezo de San Ginés, El Estrecho de San Ginés, Cartagena, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain

Specimen size: 6.5 × 5.5 × 3.3 cm = 2.56” × 2.17” × 1.30”

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

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez



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Baryte

Recorded under neon light
 

NFM66AO3: Rosette groups of very sharp tabular Baryte crystals with shades between orange and reddish due to the presence of inclusions.
The specimen comes from the Miguel David Martínez collection (number 828), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Victoria Mine, Cabezo de San Ginés, El Estrecho de San Ginés, Cartagena, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain

Specimen size: 10.9 × 8.7 × 5.4 cm = 4.29” × 3.43” × 2.13”

Main crystal size: 2.6 × 1 cm = 1.02” × 0.39”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez

Former collection of Mariano Guillén



Baryte. Baryte.
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Baryte
Baryte. Baryte.
 

EP96AM0: Druse of very sharp tabular crystals of Baryte, reddish due to Hematite inclusions. A Spanish classic, with characteristics different from the better known ones from this mine, both for the way the crystals are presented and for their color.
Victoria Mine, Cabezo de San Ginés, El Estrecho de San Ginés, Cartagena, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain

Specimen size: 13.8 × 4.5 × 8.3 cm = 5.43” × 1.77” × 3.27”




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Sphalerite with Siderite

Recorded under neon light
 

NVA13AN9: Twinned crystals of Sphalerite with very sharp and extraordinarily lustrous crystal forms, on a matrix covered by rhombohedral Siderite crystals. Very unusual for the locality.
This specimen comes from the Miguel David Martínez collection (number 775) whose label we will 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 (2012)

Specimen size: 3.7 × 3.5 × 2.2 cm = 1.46” × 1.38” × 0.87”

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

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez



Sphalerite with Siderite. Sphalerite with Siderite.
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Quartz with Siderite and Quartz (variety chalcedony)
Quartz with Siderite and Quartz (variety chalcedony). Quartz with Siderite and Quartz (variety chalcedony).

Recorded under neon light
 

NVV26AO0: Group of Quartz crystals on matrix, with a very short prism, translucent, with a very pale amethyst color, coated by a second generation of Quartz (chalcedony variety) and with small spheroidal growths of Siderite.
The specimen comes from the Miguel David Martínez collection (nº 768), whose label we will send to the buyer. It was previously in the collection of Mariano Guillén.
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: 6.4 × 5 × 4.4 cm = 2.52” × 1.97” × 1.73”

Main crystal size: 4.1 × 2.5 cm = 1.61” × 0.98”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez

Former collection of Mariano Guillén



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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 = 3.86” × 2.83” × 2.36”

Main crystal size: 5.5 × 4.6 cm = 2.17” × 1.81”

Former collection of Alain Martaud



Quartz with Siderite. Quartz with Siderite.
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Quartz (variety amethyst) with Siderite
Quartz (variety amethyst) with Siderite. 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 = 4.21” × 3.03” × 1.18”

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




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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 = 4.80” × 3.23” × 2.28”

Main crystal size: 3.7 × 3.5 cm = 1.46” × 1.38”

Former collection of Alain Martaud



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

Recorded under neon light
 

NFT90AN9: Group of Quartz crystals (amethyst variety) with short prism faces, transparent, with very bright luster and a pale violet color, with a more intense tone on the edges and vertices. High quality for the deposit.
The specimen, exceptional for the locality, comes from the Miguel David Martínez collection (number 941) whose label, stating that it was previously in the Mariano Guillén collection, we will 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

Specimen size: 17.3 × 12.5 × 7.7 cm = 6.81” × 4.92” × 3.03”

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

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez



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Quartz (variety amethyst) with Siderite

Recorded under neon light
Quartz (variety amethyst) with Siderite
 

NA70AN2: Druse of Quartz crystals (amethyst variety) with a very short prism, translucent, with good luster and a pale magenta-violet color, partially covered by small groups of Siderite crystals.
This piece comes from the Miguel David Martínez collection (number 603) whose label we will send to the buyer. Of exceptional quality for the locality.
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: 19.4 × 13.4 × 7.8 cm = 7.64” × 5.28” × 3.07”

Main crystal size: 3 × 2.8 cm = 1.18” × 1.10”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez



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

Recorded under neon light
 

NAF37AO4: Siderite druse covering Galena crystals, as spheroidal growths of small rhombohedral crystals with curvatures on their faces and edges, with satiny luster and uniform brown color.
The specimen comes from the Miguel David Martínez collection (number 850), whose label we will 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

Specimen size: 9.9 × 7.8 × 4.9 cm = 3.90” × 3.07” × 1.93”

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 1.1 cm = 0.51” × 0.43”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez



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Siderite with Galena

Recorded under neon light
 

NFG47AO0: Siderite druse covering Galena crystals. The Siderite has spheroidal growths of small rhombohedral crystals with curvatures on their faces and edges, satiny luster and uniform brown color.
The specimen comes from the Miguel David Martínez collection (nº 794), whose label we will send to the buyer. It was previously in the collection of Mariano Guillén.
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: 11.7 × 9.9 × 4.4 cm = 4.61” × 3.90” × 1.73”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.8 cm = 0.79” × 0.71”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez

Former collection of Mariano Guillén



Siderite with Galena. Siderite with Galena.
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Siderite with Quartz
Siderite with Quartz. Siderite with Quartz.
Siderite with Quartz  

NB89AL3: Powerful group of Quartz crystals displaying a dipyramidal habit, as the prism is mostly absent, covered by an epigenetic growth of small Siderite crystals. The size of the Quartz crystals and the quality of the piece is much higher than what is usually found in this deposit.
The specimen comes from the Miguel David Martínez collection, whose label we will send to the buyer along with a small poster that certifies that this specimen was displayed in the “Minerals of the Mediterranian 2014” exhibition at the 2014 Expominer Show.
San Valentín open pit, Sancti Espíritu, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, La Unión, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain (±1990)

Specimen size: 14.7 × 9.3 × 5.5 cm = 5.79” × 3.66” × 2.17”

Main crystal size: 3.5 × 3.1 cm = 1.38” × 1.22”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez



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Cerussite after Anglesite with Goethite
 

ET99AK7: Fans of twinned Cerussite crystals pseudomorphing Anglesite and subsequently coated by iridescent Goethite with a rainbow of colors dominated by yellow. This piece comes from the Mariano Guillén collection and both for the size of the crystals and the intensity of color represents just about the best known for this locality, which in fact is the only one that yields these curious formations.
San Valentín open pit, Sancti Espíritu, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, La Unión, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain (±1995)

Specimen size: 5.5 × 4 × 4.3 cm = 2.17” × 1.57” × 1.69”

Main crystal size: 3 × 2 cm = 1.18” × 0.79”




Cerussite after Anglesite with Goethite. Front
Front
Cerussite after Anglesite with Goethite. Side
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Cerussite after Anglesite with Goethite. Cerussite after Anglesite with Goethite.
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Cerussite with Goethite
Cerussite with Goethite. Cerussite with Goethite.
Cerussite with Goethite.

Recorded under neon light
 

NJX47AO7: Acicular crystals of white Cerussite with very sharp crystal forms, many of them doubly terminated, translucent, on an iridescent Goethite matrix with dominant blue and green tones and with Siderite pseudomorphs. Very different from other specimens from this locality.
This piece comes from the collection of Miguel David Martínez (number 999), whose label
we will 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 (2003)

Specimen size: 9.4 × 9.7 × 7.4 cm = 3.70” × 3.82” × 2.91”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.1 cm = 0.24” × 0.04”

Minor fluorescence short UV

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez



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Goethite perimorphic Cerussite after Anglesite
Goethite perimorphic Cerussite after Anglesite  

MM47AM3: Groups on matrix of what were originally Anglesite crystals, now pseudomorphed by Cerussite. Perimorphic Goethite has faithfully preserved the original forms of the Anglesite-Cerussite and exhibits very shiny botryoidal surfaces dominated by metallic green colors.
The specimen comes from the Ignacio Gaspar collection (number CER-57), whose label we will 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

Specimen size: 11.5 × 4 × 9.5 cm = 4.53” × 1.57” × 3.74”

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar



Goethite perimorphic Cerussite after Anglesite. Goethite perimorphic Cerussite after Anglesite.
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Cerussite after Anglesite on Goethite
Cerussite after Anglesite on Goethite. Cerussite after Anglesite on Goethite.

Recorded under neon light
 

NTP88AN5: Flattened and very sharp crystals of Cerussite, pseudomorphing Anglesite, of good size and definition, contrasting strongly with the dark matrix of limonite. Unlike other similar specimens from this locality, the crystals are not covered by iridescent Goethite, so the morphology of the small Cerussite crystals and also of the original Anglesite can be seen very well.
The specimen comes from the Miguel David Martínez collection (number 634), whose label we will 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 (1994)

Specimen size: 13.7 × 9.2 × 6.3 cm = 5.39” × 3.62” × 2.48”

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

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez



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Quartz with Goethite
 

NT89AK6: Quartz crystal druse with mainly pyramid faces and just minimal prism faces, coated with iridescent Goethite in green, blue and violet hues. The specimen is large for this type of piece and comes from the collection of Miguel David Martínez (no. 611) whose label we will 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 (1995)

Specimen size: 18.4 × 10.4 × 4.6 cm = 7.24” × 4.09” × 1.81”

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

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez



Quartz with Goethite. Quartz with Goethite.
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Azurite with Malachite
Azurite with Malachite. 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 Juan Bautista concession, 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 = 5.83” × 5.24” × 1.89”

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

Former collection of Alain Martaud



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Baryte
 

NM27AK8: Group of fine tabular Baryte crystals, very sharp, translucent, very lustrous and deep blue. The specimen, a Portman classic of excellent quality, comes from the collection of Miguel David Martínez (No. 331) whose label we will send to the buyer.
San Jorge mining group, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, Portmán, La Unión, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain (2015)

Specimen size: 5.4 × 2.8 × 2.7 cm = 2.13” × 1.10” × 1.06”

Main crystal size: 3.1 × 2.3 cm = 1.22” × 0.91”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez

minID: RYF8AL



Baryte. Front
Front
Baryte. Top
Top
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Baryte
Baryte. Baryte.
 

NR87AM1: Druse of tabular Baryte crystals from which stands out a curious, very aerial and esthetic group of sharp crystals, translucent, with good luster and an intense blue color.
San Jorge mining group, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, Portmán, La Unión, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain (2015-2016)

Specimen size: 12.3 × 12.2 × 4 cm = 4.84” × 4.80” × 1.57”

Main crystal size: 3.7 × 2 cm = 1.46” × 0.79”




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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 = 5.04” × 4.65” × 2.09”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 1.1 cm = 0.47” × 0.43”




Sphalerite with Quartz. Sphalerite with Quartz.
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Galena with Siderite and Calcite
Galena with Siderite and Calcite. Galena with Siderite and Calcite.
 

NE27AK8: Cubic crystals with small octahedron faces, lustrous and on matrix, on Siderite druse with white Calcite coatings. A Galena of excellent quality for the locality that comes from the collection of Miguel David Martínez (No. 501) whose label we will send to the buyer.
La Gaviota Mine, Cola de Caballo Cove, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, Portmán, La Unión, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain (2017)

Specimen size: 10.7 × 5.2 × 5.5 cm = 4.21” × 2.05” × 2.17”

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

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez

minID: HAGWLU



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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 = 4.84” × 4.61” × 2.95”

Main crystal size: 7 × 3.1 cm = 2.76” × 1.22”

Former collection of Alain Martaud



Gypsum with Siderite and Quartz (variety chalcedony). Gypsum with Siderite and Quartz (variety chalcedony).
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Sphalerite with Quartz
Sphalerite with Quartz. 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 = 2.36” × 1.77” × 1.46”

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

Former collection of Alain Martaud



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Baryte
 

NC96AM1: Druse of fine lamellar Baryte crystals that form “books”, with very well defined faces and edges, with good luster and a yellow-brown color, on a limonite matrix. The specimen, from a mine in which collectable Baryte is very scarce, is of excellent quality for the locality.
Julia Mine, Portmán, La Unión, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain (2020)

Specimen size: 13.3 × 9.8 × 3.3 cm = 5.24” × 3.86” × 1.30”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 1 cm = 0.67” × 0.39”




Baryte. Baryte.
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Galena with Siderite
Galena with Siderite.
 

NZ11AK5: From a collection displayed for the first time at Munich 2019: Group of sharp flattened cubo-octahedral crystals of Galena, partially covered with a layer of small lenticular deep brown and lustrous Siderite crystals.
The specimen is from the Miguel David Martínez collection (No. 597), whose label we will send to the buyer.
La Unión, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain

Specimen size: 5.6 × 3.9 × 1.3 cm = 2.20” × 1.54” × 0.51”

Main crystal size: 3 × 2.8 cm = 1.18” × 1.10”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez



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Baryte

Recorded under neon light
 

NFM14AN5: Very aerial druse of well-outlined lamellar Baryte crystals with very sharp crystal forms, translucent, lustrous and with a uniform and intense sky-blue color. Good quality, and from a mine that has produced very few specimens.
This specimen comes from the Miguel David Martínez collection (number 814), whose label we will send to the buyer.
San Simón Mine, La Parreta, Alumbres, Cartagena, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain (2020)

Specimen size: 4.4 × 5.9 × 2.7 cm = 1.73” × 2.32” × 1.06”

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

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez



Baryte. Baryte.
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Baryte
Baryte. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Baryte. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
 

EK91AM1: Druse of lamellar Baryte crystals with very sharp crystal forms and polycrystalline growths, translucent, lustrous and with a uniform sky-blue color, in a matrix composed of a geometric lattice of white Quartz microcrystals. This is from a find that was of extraordinary quality, from a mine that has produced very few specimens.
San Simón Mine, La Parreta, Alumbres, Cartagena, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain (2020)

Specimen size: 19.6 × 12.8 × 7 cm = 7.72” × 5.04” × 2.76”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1 cm = 0.79” × 0.39”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



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Hemimorphite with limonite
 

NR14AL8: Radial aggregates of tabular Hemimorphite crystals on a limonite matrix, with excellent terminations, translucent, very lustrous and with a snow-white color. The specimen is of a rare high quality for the locality.
Precaución Mine, Cabezo de San Ginés, El Estrecho de San Ginés, Cartagena, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain (1995)

Specimen size: 6 × 4.1 × 3 cm = 2.36” × 1.61” × 1.18”

Minor fluorescence short UV



Hemimorphite with limonite. Hemimorphite with limonite.
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Quartz (variety amethyst) with Calcite
Quartz (variety amethyst) with Calcite. Quartz (variety amethyst) with Calcite.

Recorded under neon light
 

NFR66AO7: Druse, on matrix, of Quartz crystals (amethyst variety) with a relatively short prism, transparent, shiny and pale violet, with a more intense tone on the edges and vertices. Of great quality for this locality in which amethysts are not so famous nor as well known as in other deposits in that area.
The specimen comes from the collection of Miguel David Martínez (number 1040), whose label
we will send to the buyer.
Mina Rómulo, Collado La Mina, Llano del Beal, Cartagena, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain

Specimen size: 10.3 × 7.3 × 4.4 cm = 4.06” × 2.87” × 1.73”

Main crystal size: 3 × 1.6 cm = 1.18” × 0.63”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez



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Quartz (variety amethyst)
 

NR67AL5: Group of Quartz crystals (variety amethyst) with a short prism, transparent, very bright and pale violet in color, with a more intense tone at the edges and at the vertices. High quality for the deposit.
The piece comes from the Miguel David Martínez collection (no. 610), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Los Pajaritos-Cabezo de Don Juan Ravine, Llano del Beal, Cartagena, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain

Specimen size: 9 × 8.4 × 6.1 cm = 3.54” × 3.31” × 2.40”

Main crystal size: 3.7 × 3.1 cm = 1.46” × 1.22”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez



Quartz (variety amethyst). Quartz (variety amethyst).
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Quartz after Aragonite with Quartz
Quartz after Aragonite with Quartz. Quartz after Aragonite with Quartz.
 

NB87AM2: Group of very aerial crystals on a matrix of Quartz pseudomorphs after Aragonite, an unusual replacement and, in this case, also very aesthetic. The crystals, with recognizable crystal shapes are translucent and white in color.
Los Pajaritos-Cabezo de Don Juan Ravine, Llano del Beal, Cartagena, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain

Specimen size: 10.3 × 9.5 × 5.5 cm = 4.06” × 3.74” × 2.17”

Main crystal size: 3 × 0.9 cm = 1.18” × 0.35”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



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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 = 1.97” × 1.34” × 0.87”

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

Former collection of Alain Martaud



Galena with Sphalerite. Galena with Sphalerite.
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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 = 3.98” × 2.24” × 1.61”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 1.1 cm = 0.98” × 0.43”




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Smithsonite

Recorded under neon light
 

NGA13AN5: Smithsonite crystals isolated and in small groups, with very rounded crystal forms, translucent, lustrous and with a snow-white color that strongly contrasts with the dark limonite matrix.
The specimen, of higher quality than usual, comes from the Miguel David Martínez collection (number 771), whose label we will send to the buyer.
El Lirio Mine, Cabezo de Ponce, Llano del Beal, Cartagena, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain (2016)

Specimen size: 5.2 × 2.6 × 2.7 cm = 2.05” × 1.02” × 1.06”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.4 cm = 0.28” × 0.16”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez



Smithsonite. Smithsonite.
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Smithsonite
Smithsonite. Front
Front
Smithsonite. Side
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Smithsonite.
 

NA86AK5: From a collection displayed for the first time at Munich 2019: Doubly terminated Smithsonite crystals with the morphology known as “rice grain” caused by pronounced curvatures of the faces and edges, on matrix. The crystals are translucent, bright, and white.
The specimen is from the Miguel David Martínez collection (No. 543), whose label we will send to the buyer.
El Lirio Mine, Cabezo de Ponce, Llano del Beal, Cartagena, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain (2018)

Specimen size: 10.7 × 5.2 × 4.8 cm = 4.21” × 2.05” × 1.89”

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

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez



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Baryte

Recorded under neon light
 

NRX16AO0: Floater group of tabular Baryte crystals, one of them clearly dominant, translucent and with an intense and uniform sea-blue color.
The specimen comes from the Miguel David Martínez collection (nº 870), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Teresita Mine, Campos de Golf, Atamaría, Cartagena, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain (2018)

Specimen size: 5 × 3.8 × 3.7 cm = 1.97” × 1.50” × 1.46”

Main crystal size: 3.1 × 2.6 cm = 1.22” × 1.02”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez



Baryte. Front
Front
Baryte. Rear
Rear
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Calcite with Chalcophanite inclusions
Calcite with Chalcophanite inclusions. Front
Front
Calcite with Chalcophanite inclusions. Side
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Calcite with Chalcophanite inclusions.
 

NR14AM1: Druse of complex Calcite crystals that are very rich in faces, clearly dominated by scalenohedron faces and rhombohedron terminations, shinier and 'cleaner' than usual in this type of specimen. The crystals are translucent and brownish gray due to the inclusions of Chalcophanite, which also forms the matrix.
Herculano Mine, El Puntal, Campos de Golf, Atamaría, Cartagena, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain

Specimen size: 8.4 × 6.2 ×  5 cm = 3.31” × 2.44” × 1.97”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.2 cm = 0.79” × 0.47”




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Calcite with Chalcophanite inclusions
 

NT14AM1: Druse of complex Calcite crystals that are very rich in faces, clearly dominated by scalenohedron faces and rhombohedron terminations, shinier and 'cleaner' than usual in this type of specimen. The crystals are translucent and brownish gray due to the inclusions of Chalcophanite, which also forms the matrix.
Herculano Mine, El Puntal, Campos de Golf, Atamaría, Cartagena, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain

Specimen size: 9.4 × 7.2 × 4.2 cm = 3.70” × 2.83” × 1.65”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 0.6 cm = 0.63” × 0.24”




Calcite with Chalcophanite inclusions. Calcite with Chalcophanite inclusions.
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Calcite with Chalcophanite inclusions
Calcite with Chalcophanite inclusions. Front
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Calcite with Chalcophanite inclusions. Side
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Calcite with Chalcophanite inclusions.
 

NJ48AL7: Druse of complex Calcite crystals very rich in faces with clear predominance of the scalenohedron. Of an uniform grey-brown color due to inclusions of Chalcophanite, which also forms the matrix.
The specimen comes from the Miguel David Martínez collection (nº. 614), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Herculano Mine, El Puntal, Campos de Golf, Atamaría, Cartagena, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain (2019)

Specimen size: 9 × 8.9 × 6.5 cm = 3.54” × 3.50” × 2.56”

Main crystal size: 2.3 × 1.9 cm = 0.91” × 0.75”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez



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Baryte
 

NA14AM1: Druse of very sharp Baryte crystals between lamellar and tabular, with well defined crystalline forms and polycrystalline growths. Translucent, lustrous and uniform blue in color.
San Camilo Mine, Vista Alegre, Cartagena, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain

Specimen size: 8.5 × 7.3 × 5 cm = 3.35” × 2.87” × 1.97”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 0.7 cm = 0.63” × 0.28”

Fluorescent long & short UV



Baryte. Front
Front
Baryte. Side
Side
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Sulphur with Calcite
Sulphur with Calcite. Sulphur with Calcite.
Sulphur with Calcite  

NF86AN0: Group of Sulphur crystals on matrix with sharp crystal forms, translucent, with an intense color and larger than usual for this deposit. With spheroidal aggregates of small white Calcite crystals.
The specimen comes from the Ignacio Gaspar Sintes collection (number AZR-1), whose catalogue entry we will send to the buyer.
Sulphur Mines, La Serrata, Lorca, Comarca Alto Guadalentín, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain

Specimen size: 9 × 7 × 6 cm = 3.54” × 2.76” × 2.36”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 1.2 cm = 0.63” × 0.47”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar



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Baryte

Recorded under neon light
 

NHG14AN5: Parallel growth of Baryte crystals with limonite inclusions and bordered by small very lustrous Quartz crystals. It is unusual for a piece of this size from this locality to be so elegant.
The specimen comes from the Miguel David Martínez collection (number 222), whose label we will send to the buyer.
San Pedro Mine, De Enmedio Range, Almendricos, Lorca, Comarca Alto Guadalentín, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain (2007)

Specimen size: 3.5 × 3 × 2.7 cm = 1.38” × 1.18” × 1.06”

Main crystal size: 3.5 × 2.7 cm = 1.38” × 1.06”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez



Baryte. Front
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Baryte. Side
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Baryte
Baryte. Baryte.
 

NR37AL8: 'Book-like' aggregate of lamellar Baryte crystals with light reddish coatings of Hematite on a matrix partially covered by small white Calcite crystals. Of the best possible quality for the locality.
San Pedro Mine, De Enmedio Range, Almendricos, Lorca, Comarca Alto Guadalentín, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain

Specimen size: 10.7 × 5.2 × 8.7 cm = 4.21” × 2.05” × 3.43”

Main crystal size: 3.1 × 1.6 cm = 1.22” × 0.63”




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Calcite (variety Cu-bearing)

Recorded under neon light
 

NNB61AO0: Coralloid Calcite growths with two growth phases, the first, with a uniform blue-green color due to inclusions of Copper salts, covered by a later one with finer forms and very pale blue colorations. From a mine that is little known so far.
Santa Isabel Mine, De Enmedio Range, Almendricos, Lorca, Comarca Alto Guadalentín, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain (12/2020)

Specimen size: 7.4 × 6.6 × 5.1 cm = 2.91” × 2.60” × 2.01”




Calcite (variety Cu-bearing). Front
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Calcite (variety Cu-bearing). Side
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Lavendulan with Conichalcite
Lavendulan with Conichalcite. Lavendulan with Conichalcite.
 

NA26AL9: Efflorescences of small Lavendulan crystals, sharp, lustrous, with an intense and vivid color and on matrix with green globular growths of Conichalcite.
La Reconquistada claim, Pastrana, Mazarrón, Comarca Alto Guadalentín, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain

Specimen size: 4.7 × 3.2 × 2.8 cm = 1.85” × 1.26” × 1.10”

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




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Fluorapatite with Calcite and Hematite
 

NB46AL7: Fluorapatite crystals sharp and rich in faces and with perfect terminations. Transparent, lustrous, with an intense and uniform yellow color with slightly greenish reflections. On a volcanic rock matrix together with small white Calcite crystals and lamellar Hematite crystals.
The specimen, a Spanish classic, comes from the Miguel David Martínez collection (No. 33), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Nuestra Señora del Carmen Mines, La Celia, Jumilla, Comarca Altiplano, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain (2003)

Specimen size: 7.1 × 5.7 × 4.2 cm = 2.80” × 2.24” × 1.65”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.4 cm = 0.43” × 0.16”

Fluorescent short UV

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez



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

NH59AL4: Felted aggregates of acicular Yuanfuliite crystals, honey-colored, with good luster, on a rock matrix (lamproite), with Hematite, Diopside and white spheroidal growths of Calcite. Yuanfuliite is a rare borate, identified as a new species in 1994 and well referenced in Jumilla by Miguel Calvo in 2012 (Minerales y Minas de España, vol. 5, pp. 649-650)
Nuestra Señora del Carmen Mines, La Celia, Jumilla, Comarca Altiplano, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain (12/03/2016)

Specimen size: 5.3 × 4.2 × 2.4 cm = 2.09” × 1.65” × 0.94”




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Celestine
 

NV14AL3: Elongated prismatic Celestine crystals, very sharp and some doubly terminated, colorless translucent, on matrix.
Barranco del Mulo Deposit, Barranco del Mulo, Ulea, Comarca Valle de Ricote, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain (1992)

Specimen size: 11.3 × 7.1 × 3.3 cm = 4.45” × 2.80” × 1.30”

Main crystal size: 2.4 × 0.7 cm = 0.94” × 0.28”




Celestine. Front
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Celestine. Side
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Celestine.
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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.

Dolomite
Dolomite. Front
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Dolomite. Rear
Rear

Recorded under neon light
 

NLR27AO4: Very sharp rhombohedral Dolomite crystals with a very well defined interpenetration twin, transparent, lustrous, colorless and on matrix.
Excellent Spanish classic, from the collection of Santiago Jiménez.
Asturreta Quarry, 'el pozo', Eugui, Esteríbar, Comarca Auñamendi, Navarre, Autonomous Community of Navarre  Spain (±1970)

Specimen size: 5.8 × 4.4 × 3.2 cm = 2.28” × 1.73” × 1.26”

Main crystal size: 2.3 × 1.9 cm = 0.91” × 0.75”

Former collection of Santiago Jiménez García



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Twinned Dolomite
Twinned Dolomite  

NZ66AL0: Group of very sharp Dolomite crystals, rhombohedral, with interpenetration twins, between transparent and translucent, very bright luster, and on matrix. A Spanish classic that comes from the Carlos Prieto Paramio collection, whose label we will send to the buyer.
Asturreta Quarry, 'el pozo', Eugui, Esteríbar, Comarca Auñamendi, Navarre, Autonomous Community of Navarre  Spain (±1970)

Specimen size: 6.5 × 5.1 × 4.5 cm = 2.56” × 2.01” × 1.77”

Main crystal size: 3.5 × 2.2 cm = 1.38” × 0.87”

Former collection of Carlos Prieto Paramio

minID: PKH-489



Twinned Dolomite. Front
Front
Twinned Dolomite. Side
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Twinned Dolomite. Rear
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 = 3.15” × 2.76” × 2.17”

Main crystal size: 3.4 × 3 cm = 1.34” × 1.18”




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Dolomite

Recorded under neon light
 

TLM53AO4: Very sharp rhombohedral Dolomite crystals with a very well defined interpenetration twin, of considerable size, water-clear, lustrous, and with geometric zoning on the edges. Excellent Spanish classic.
Asturreta Quarry, 'el pozo', Eugui, Esteríbar, Comarca Auñamendi, Navarre, Autonomous Community of Navarre  Spain (±1970)

Specimen size: 11.7 × 10.3 × 4.9 cm = 4.61” × 4.06” × 1.93”

Main crystal size: 6.1 × 4.6 cm = 2.40” × 1.81”




Dolomite.
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Twinned Dolomite
Twinned Dolomite. Twinned Dolomite.

Recorded under neon light
 

ET66AM7: Large group of very sharp rhombohedral Dolomite crystals. Transparent, very lustrous, with geometric color zoning, bluish grey tones and rainbows. A Spanish classic, difficult to find with this size of crystals and with such quality.
Asturreta Quarry, 'el pozo', Eugui, Esteríbar, Comarca Auñamendi, Navarre, Autonomous Community of Navarre  Spain (±1970)

Specimen size: 16.6 × 14 × 6 cm = 6.54” × 5.51” × 2.36”

Main crystal size: 7.4 × 6.7 cm = 2.91” × 2.64”




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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 = 3.94” × 3.46” × 2.24”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1 cm = 0.59” × 0.39”




Magnesite with Dolomite. Magnesite with Dolomite.
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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 = 4.41” × 3.19” × 1.93”

Main crystal size: 5.2 × 2.5 cm = 2.05” × 0.98”




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VALENCIA (Valencian Community)

Quartz with Clinozoisite-Epidote (Series)

Recorded under neon light
 

NRT63AN9: Quartz crystals with a very short prism, transparent and lustrous, on a matrix covered by Clinozoisite-Epidote (Series) crystals.
The specimen comes from the Miguel David Martínez collection (number 864) whose label we will send to the buyer.
Sierra y Lomas Quarry (Los Serranos Quarry), Cabezo Negro, Albatera, Comarca Vega Baja del Segura, Alacant / Alicante, Valencian Community  Spain (2008)

Specimen size: 4.7 × 3.6 × 2.9 cm = 1.85” × 1.42” × 1.14”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 1.4 cm = 0.71” × 0.55”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez



Quartz with Clinozoisite-Epidote (Series). Quartz with Clinozoisite-Epidote (Series).
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Quartz (variety jacinto de compostela)
Quartz (variety jacinto de compostela). Quartz (variety jacinto de compostela).
 

AR11AM1: Group of doubly terminated Quartz crystals (Jacinto de Compostela variety), one of them dominant and very aerial, with sharp faces and edges, and a uniform color, on a Gypsum matrix.
Chella, Comarca Canal de Navarrés, València / Valencia, Valencian Community  Spain

Specimen size: 6.3 × 4.4 × 2.2 cm = 2.48” × 1.73” × 0.87”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 1.4 cm = 0.98” × 0.55”




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Celestine

Recorded under neon light
 

NBR14AN7: Very aerial and parallel polycrystalline growth of translucent and very lustrous Celestine crystals, with sharp crystal forms and excellent terminations.
The specimen, an occasional find, comes from the collection of Miguel David Martínez (number 823), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Celestine deposit, Tajo-Segura water transfer Hurchillo floodgates, Arneva, Orihuela, Comarca Vega Baja del Segura, Alacant / Alicante, Valencian Community  Spain (2014)

Specimen size: 8.8 × 3.1 × 3 cm = 3.46” × 1.22” × 1.18”

Very fluorescent and phosphorescent

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez



Celestine. Front
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Celestine. Rear
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Celestine with Calcite
Celestine with Calcite. Front
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Celestine with Calcite. Side
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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 = 3.50” × 3.43” × 1.50”

Main crystal size: 4.4 × 1.6 cm = 1.73” × 0.63”




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