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Jordi Fabre Texts: Jordi Fabre
Translation: Alfredo Petrov Alfredo Petrov

 


 

 

With the collection
With the collection

Fluorite

 

Quartz with Siderite

 

Pyromorphite

 

The Jordi Fabre Collection (duplicates)

September 2021 marks 50 years since I started selling minerals and 25 since I started doing it on the internet. Those who are curious to know how these 25/50 years have been will find more information here

50 years dedicated to the same activity is a lot of years, and I believe that the time has come to start doing things in a different way. Although I plan to continue offering minerals until my health or my age no longer allows, little by little I will decrease the intensity and from 2022 I will stop attending the vast majority of the shows at which I used to exhibit or just visit. I will no longer go to Tucson from 2022 and depending on how things go I will go (or not) to other shows.
As I am lucky to have gathered a very large and quality stock during all these years of activity, and as in recent times I have been intensely buying a lot of varied material, between the 'classic' stuff and what I have bought in recent years I think there is enough to offer competitive pieces online for a long time. However, considering how demanding the collecting world has become, there could come a time in the future in which a decrease in the quality of what we were offering would begin to be noticed, and that is why I want to do something a bit different: put part of my personal collection up for sale.

My collection is quite extensive (more than 3000 specimens) and although it is limited to 4 countries: Spain, Morocco, Portugal and France, I think it has a good number of competitive pieces. Lately I find that I have neither the time nor the capacity to properly process everything that I was adding to the collection. In view of this fact, I've decided to change the way I was doing things and have come up with this solution:
What better way than to share the many pieces that are not part of the 'hard core' of my collection with the family of friends and clients that has grown around this page over the years? By putting them up for sale I will no longer have them physically but they will have a new digital entity in which their photo, description and all their data will be shared online. I think it is a useful way to reclassify, with specific numbering, a good part of the specimens in my collection so that others can have them, and they will continue to be well referenced online for some time (which I will try to extend as long as possible)
The idea is to use these duplicates to create something like an online reference which, if any institution is interested in future, can be transferred in digital format so that it can be saved as one more document / file added to those they usually handle. The institutions will not be bothered with more work due to the need for physical conservation or extra space requirements.

In short, from now on and as long as my strength allows, I am going to use this sales page to build a digital file of a significant number of pieces from my collection that I hope will be useful. Their sale, along with the sales of the other pieces from my stock, will generate some funds that I hope will allow me to continue living with dignity and to continue maintaining, thanks to those funds, this website and FMF, both very active and fulfilling their function, that of spreading mineralogy.

To avoid any confusion: I will not sell these duplicates from my collection other than through this page, I will continue to preserve the 'hard core' of my collection, in which the most valuable and unique pieces will stay. The only exceptions which I will refrain from selling will be the minerals from Catalonia which, although they are not of great value, I will retain for sentimental reasons.

Welcome to the duplicates page of Jordi Fabre's collection, I hope you like them as much as I liked them when I had them. In fact, I always wanted to have a sales page for my own minerals at Fabre Minerals!

Jordi


 




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Link to sold specimens from the Jordi Fabre Collection
 



Spain

Fluorite
Fluorite. Front with slight light behind
Front with slight light behind
Fluorite. Side with light behind
Side with light behind
Fluorite. Rear with slight light behind
Rear with slight light behind
Fluorite.

Recorded under LED light
Fluorite
 

JFD25AN6: Totally different from what is normally expected from the Josefa-Veneros vein, this piece surprised me when I got it, but since it was from Dr. Anton Forster, a mining engineer and collaborator of Dr. Maucher at the University of Munich, that confirmed to me that it was really from there. Dr. Forster was head of geology at La Collada when the famous specimens from the Josefa-Veneros vein were being found. He only worked there during that period and, since the piece indeed has all the appearance of being from the La Collada area and not from La Viesca, after checking it with José Ramón García we came to the conclusion that, although unusual, it must indeed be from Josefa-Veneros. In any case, I was very happy with it …
Josefa-Veneros vein, Coroña de Arriba-La Collada, La Collada mining area, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (±1970-75)

Specimen size: 12.6 × 8.2 × 4.7 cm = 4.96” × 3.23” × 1.85”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.4 cm = 0.79” × 0.55”

Former collection of Jordi Fabre (duplicates)



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Fluorite with Baryte and Calcite

Recorded under LED light
Fluorite with Baryte and Calcite
 

JFD24AN6: These pieces of blue Fluorite with yellow Baryte crystals and Calcite were found in the Moscona mine on Christmas Eve 1999, at a depth of 50 meters and in an area called 'The Telegraph' because it was close to the security apparatus for calls to the outside.
It was a small pocket, not many pieces came out, and this was the one that I kept because of the good combination of Fluorite and Baryte and because of the ‘life’ (good appearance and intensity) that the piece has.
Moscona Mine, El Llano, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Comarca Avilés, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (24/12/1999)

Specimen size: 8.7 × 7 × 2.9 cm = 3.43” × 2.76” × 1.14”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 1.5 cm = 0.67” × 0.59”

Zoned fluorescence long & short UV

Former collection of Jordi Fabre (duplicates)

€360 / US$417 / ¥46420 / AUD$575

Fluorite with Baryte and Calcite. Front
Front
Fluorite with Baryte and Calcite. Rear
Rear
Fluorite with Baryte and Calcite.
Reservado
Smithsonite and Galena after Pyrrhotite and Baryte
Smithsonite and Galena after Pyrrhotite and Baryte. Front
Front
Smithsonite and Galena after Pyrrhotite and Baryte. Rear
Rear
Smithsonite and Galena after Pyrrhotite and Baryte. Side
Side
Smithsonite and Galena after Pyrrhotite and Baryte.

Recorded under LED light
Smithsonite and Galena after Pyrrhotite and Baryte
 

JFD13AN5: Alain Martaud spent quite a long time in La Unión digging for minerals and took advantage of the time to obtain a good number of specimens from the area. All 'special', such as this Smithsonite and Galena pseudomorph that has replaced an older Pyrrhotite crystal, which in addition to being interesting (mineralogically speaking) has the great advantage that it makes the specimen stable, so it will not suffer the alteration that so often happens to pyrrhotites. In addition, a small group of the ubiquitous barytes from that area embellish the specimen.
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: 9.6 × 6.8 × 6.4 cm = 3.78” × 2.68” × 2.52”

Main crystal size: 9.6 × 6.2 cm = 3.78” × 2.44”

Former collection of Jordi Fabre (duplicates)

€240 / US$278 / ¥30950 / AUD$383

Reservado
Prehnite with Calcite, Quartz (variety smoky) and Clinozoisite-Epidote (Series)

Recorded under LED light
Prehnite with Calcite, Quartz (variety smoky) and Clinozoisite-Epidote (Series)
 

JFD11AN5: According to what I was told, between 1998 and 1999 a very large vug was found in the granite quarries of the Sierra de Madrid, so large that you could walk inside it. This enormous cavity produced many specimens, and despite the fact that many were destroyed by the quarrying work, Madrid fans were able to collect a large number of quality specimens like this one, for which we should highlight the good number of peculiar Calcite crystals, very characteristic of this vug, as well as the Clinozoisite-Epidote Series mineral that adorns many specimens from that vug.
Isabel Quarry (La Saludadora Quarry), La Cabrera pluton, Valdemanco, Comarca Sierra de Guadarrama, Madrid, Community of Madrid  Spain (02-03/1999)

Specimen size: 7.7 × 6 × 4.6 cm = 3.03” × 2.36” × 1.81”

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

Former collection of Jordi Fabre (duplicates)

€220 / US$255 / ¥28370 / AUD$351

Prehnite with Calcite, Quartz (variety smoky) and Clinozoisite-Epidote (Series). Prehnite with Calcite, Quartz (variety smoky) and Clinozoisite-Epidote (Series).
Reservado
Marcasite with Dolomite
Marcasite with Dolomite. Front
Front
Marcasite with Dolomite. Side
Side
Marcasite with Dolomite.

Recorded under LED light
Marcasite with Dolomite
 

JFD07AN5: Reocín Marcasite is dangerous because it tends to decompose relatively easily, especially in humid climates like Barcelona's. For some reason this piece has remained 'healthy' despite the many years it has resided in my collection. I do not know whether the Dolomite, pinker than usual in Reocín, has anything to do with its good preservation, but the fact is that here it is, resisting the passage of time quite nicely.
Reocín Mine, Reocín, Comarca Saja-Nansa, Cantabria  Spain (±1985)

Specimen size: 5.4 × 4.3 × 3.7 cm = 2.13” × 1.69” × 1.46”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.5 cm = 0.24”

Former collection of Jordi Fabre (duplicates)

€90 / US$104 / ¥11600 / AUD$143

Reservado
Scolecite

Recorded under LED light
Scolecite
 

JFD04AN5: From a very classic locality to which generations of collectors, especially from Aragon and Catalonia, have gone to look for minerals. Lluís Daunis, as always the smartest in the class, found this elegant piece and had it in his collection. It exhibits a second generation of 'classic' radial Scolecite that has grown over a first generation of Scolecite that was less radial.
Estopiñán del Castillo, Comarca La Ribagorza, Huesca, Aragon  Spain

Specimen size: 9 × 5.6 × 4.1 cm = 3.54” × 2.20” × 1.61”

Main crystal size: 2.8 × 2.4 cm = 1.10” × 0.94”

Former collection of Jordi Fabre (duplicates)

Former collection of Lluís Daunis

€130 / US$150 / ¥16760 / AUD$207

Scolecite. Scolecite.
Reservado
Fluorite with inclusions
Fluorite with inclusions. Fluorite with inclusions.

Recorded under LED light
Fluorite with inclusions
 

JFD03AN5: Group of Fluorite crystals, more transparent than usual for this locality and with some curious inclusions of what appear to be natural hydrocarbons.
La Florina mining, Gloria Segunda Mine, Hornachuelos, Comarca Valle Medio del Guadalquivir, Córdoba, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 9.1 × 7 × 4.2 cm = 3.58” × 2.76” × 1.65”

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

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Jordi Fabre (duplicates)

€190 / US$220 / ¥24500 / AUD$303

Reservado
Pyromorphite

Recorded under LED light
Pyromorphite
 

JFD02AN5: What years those were! Extraordinary pyromorphites that became world famous were found during the years 1997 and 1998 in the San Andrés Mine. But not everything ended there, since in 1999 a good piece like this one was still recovered, with a very elegant structure and good crystal quality.
San Andrés Mine, Espiel, Comarca Valle del Guadiato, Córdoba, Andalusia  Spain (08/1999)

Specimen size: 5.4 × 3.4 × 3.2 cm = 2.13” × 1.34” × 1.26”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.4 cm = 0.39” × 0.16”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Former collection of Jordi Fabre (duplicates)



Pyromorphite. Front
Front
Pyromorphite. Side
Side
Pyromorphite. Side
Side
Pyromorphite. Rear
Rear
Order

Portugal

Plattnerite with Calcite
Plattnerite with Calcite. Plattnerite with Calcite.

Recorded under LED light
Plattnerite with Calcite
 

JFD17AN5: This Plattnerite comes from the great find made in the Preguiça Mine by a group of people from Huelva in the years 2005-2006. Very graceful, with the contrast between the very lustrous small crystals of Plattnerite and the white Calcite.
When I bought them I had them analyzed by Joan Viñals and the analysis confirmed that they were indeed plattnerites.

Preguiça Mine, Sobral da Adiça, Moura, Beja District, Baixo Alentejo, Alentejo  Portugal (2005-2006)

Specimen size: 10.2 × 6.4 × 4.6 cm = 4.02” × 2.52” × 1.81”

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

With a copy of its analysis.

Former collection of Jordi Fabre (duplicates)

€220 / US$255 / ¥28370 / AUD$351

Reservado

France

Pyromorphite

Recorded under LED light
Pyromorphite
 

JFD18AN5: I have always been very fond of Saint-Salvy pyromorphites. They are one of my weaknesses in French mineralogy. They are very curious, labyrinthine, with all the little crystals clustering into tangles or hedgehogs. Due to their delicacy it is very difficult to find any that do not have any damaged crystals, which is why I liked this piece and kept it, for its perfection.
Saint-Salvy Mine, Saint-Salvy-de-la-Balme, Tarn, Occitanie  France (±1980)

Specimen size: 7 × 5.6 × 2.8 cm = 2.76” × 2.20” × 1.10”

Former collection of Jordi Fabre (duplicates)

€780 / US$904 / ¥100590 / AUD$1246

Pyromorphite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Pyromorphite. Detail
Detail
Reservado
Quartz with Siderite
Quartz with Siderite. Front
Front
Quartz with Siderite. Side
Side
Quartz with Siderite.

Recorded under LED light
Quartz with Siderite
 

JFD14AN5: Vizille is a classic French mineral locality where many alpine quartzes and very good (and very large) siderites have been found. I kept this piece because I really liked that Quartz, alone and tall in the middle of the piece, and because the specimen was a floater, with a single large Siderite crystal in which are the Quartz and a second generation of siderites, with smaller and lighter colored crystals.
Mésage Mine, Saint-Pierre-de-Mésage, Vizille, Grenoble, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (2010)

Specimen size: 7.2 × 5.6 × 6.1  cm = 2.83” × 2.20” × 2.40”

Main crystal size: 3.7 × 0.7 cm = 1.46” × 0.28”

Former collection of Jordi Fabre (duplicates)

€240 / US$278 / ¥30950 / AUD$383

Reservado

Morocco

Prehnite with Quartz and Epidote

Recorded under LED light
Prehnite with Quartz and Epidote
 

JFD29AN6: It's been a long time since these unique prehnites were seen for the first time, from a remote locality in the deep South of Morocco. Due to the difficulties caused by being close to the border, the work was abandoned and, although pieces from this locality reappear sporadically due to individual adventures, it has never become a classic Moroccan locality despite the fact that it could easily qualify due to the richness of what is apparently there.
Jebel Melh, Bou Arfa, Figuig Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (1995)

Specimen size: 13.7 × 9.8 × 9.9 cm = 5.39” × 3.86” × 3.90”

Former collection of Jordi Fabre (duplicates)



Prehnite with Quartz and Epidote. Front
Front
Prehnite with Quartz and Epidote. Side
Side
Prehnite with Quartz and Epidote. Side
Side
Prehnite with Quartz and Epidote.
Order
Djurleite-Chalcocite intergrowth
Djurleite-Chalcocite intergrowth. Djurleite-Chalcocite intergrowth.

Recorded under LED light
Djurleite-Chalcocite intergrowth
 

JFD28AN6: This one hurts… I like it very much, both for the perfection and definition of the crystals, as well as for their very 'fresh' and natural patina and the fact that it is on matrix. The vast majority of these djurleites are enclosed in Calcite and inevitably have to be acid-etched out, and this, for some reason, has the appearance that we all imagine for a sulphide: not too gray and not too black.
I saw extraordinary pieces from that find that I still keep in my memory, but even so this piece is, for its size, one of my favorites of all the ones I got to see.
Aït Ahmane (auxiliary shaft), Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (11/2014-05/2015)

Specimen size: 3.1 × 2.4 × 1.4 cm = 1.22” × 0.94” × 0.55”

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

Former collection of Jordi Fabre (duplicates)

With a copy of its analysis.

€680 / US$788 / ¥87690 / AUD$1086

Reservado
Pyromorphite with limonite

Recorded under LED light
Pyromorphite with limonite
 

JFD27AN6: An exciting novelty when they were first found. Many different source localities were given initially until we finally found out precisely which mine they came from. They are not spectacular, but nice, with a good green color (sometimes with shades of yellow) and sharp crystals. There was a lot of talk about them because, curiously, Morocco, a country so rich in secondary lead minerals, to date has very few localities for Pyromorphite.
Bou Iboulkhir Mine, Moulay Bouazza, Khénifra Province, Béni Mellal-Khénifra Region  Morocco (03-04/2015)

Specimen size: 4.1 × 4 × 2 cm = 1.61” × 1.57” × 0.79”

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

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Former collection of Jordi Fabre (duplicates)



Pyromorphite with limonite. Front
Front
Pyromorphite with limonite. Rear
Rear
Pyromorphite with limonite.
Order
Vanadinite with Dolomite
Vanadinite with Dolomite. Vanadinite with Dolomite.

Recorded under LED light
Vanadinite with Dolomite
 

JFD26AN6: Of course it has a 'suspicious' aspect, so when I bought it the first thing I did was leave it in acetone for more than 24 hours and, since it came out the same, without anything detached, I studied it carefully under the binocular and was able to verify that there was nothing wrong with it.
The large (for the locality) crystals, unusual color and such an aerial presentation on its Dolomite matrix made me fall in love with it, and so... Into the collection!
Taouz, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2017)

Specimen size: 4.1 × 3.1 × 3 cm = 1.61” × 1.22” × 1.18”

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

Former collection of Jordi Fabre (duplicates)

€220 / US$255 / ¥28370 / AUD$351

Reservado
Gold (variety electrum) with Erythrite

Recorded under LED light
Gold (variety electrum) with Erythrite
 

JFD19AN5: A great novelty of the year 2017. On the slopes of Jebel Taghouni, next to the Taghouni mine, these Gold crystals were found which, inevitably, tend to be small but are interesting for their association with Erythrite, a very, very unusual association. In this piece the Gold is not sensational, but there are quite a few crystals of it and, above all, a lot of Erythrite, so the contrast of that rare association is clear.
Jebel Taghouni outcrops, Taghouni, Bou Azzer mining district, Amerzgane, Ouarzazate Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2017)

Specimen size: 7.1 × 4.1 × 2.9 cm = 2.80” × 1.61” × 1.14”

With a copy of its analysis.

Former collection of Jordi Fabre (duplicates)

€170 / US$197 / ¥21920 / AUD$271

Gold (variety electrum) with Erythrite. Gold (variety electrum) with Erythrite.
Gold (variety electrum) with Erythrite.
Reservado

Previous proposals

Proustite on Calcite
Proustite on Calcite. Front
Front
Proustite on Calcite. Side
Side
Proustite on Calcite. Proustite on Calcite.
Proustite on Calcite  

JFD32AK6: Groups of fine Proustite crystals of prismatic habit, with excellent prismatic terminations. The crystals, transparent, and with an extraordinary bright ruby-red color with mauve tones, sit on a Calcite matrix. This specimen, from one of the first finds of this type of Proustite in 2013, comes from the Jordi Fabre collection.
We’ll send to the buyer both Jordi Fabre collection labels, the original label (F2136) as well as the Internet label (JFD32)
Bouismas Mine, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2013)

Specimen size: 8.2 × 5.2 × 3.3 cm = 3.23” × 2.05” × 1.30”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.4 cm = 0.39” × 0.16”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Jordi Fabre (duplicates)



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Allargentum with Actinolite (variety byssolite) and Calcite

Recorded under LED light
 

JFD31AL5: Very dominant elongated crystals of Allargentum, with intergrowths of Silver and Dyscrasite, on a Calcite matrix with centered growths of acicular crystals of Actinolite (byssolite variety). The Allargentum appears to be clearly the majority in the two analyses (EDS and XRD) carried out on the specimen, demonstrating that it is not a pseudomorph but rather Allargentum crystals intergrown with Dyscrasite and Silver. It comes from the Jordi Fabre collection.
We'll send to the buyer a copy of the analysis and both Jordi Fabre collection labels, the original label (F1765) as well as the Internet label (JFD31)
Bouismas Mine, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (07/2009)

Specimen size: 8.4 × 4.5 × 2.5 cm = 3.31” × 1.77” × 0.98”

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 0.4 cm = 0.51” × 0.16”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Jordi Fabre (duplicates)



Allargentum with Actinolite (variety byssolite) and Calcite. Allargentum with Actinolite (variety byssolite) and Calcite.
Allargentum with Actinolite (variety byssolite) and Calcite.
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Chalcostibite with Azurite and Malachite
Chalcostibite with Azurite and Malachite. Front
Front
Chalcostibite with Azurite and Malachite. Top
Top
Chalcostibite with Azurite and Malachite.
 

JFD30AF3: Single Chalcostibite crystal with a flattened prismatic shape, finely striated and with good upper terminal faces. It is on matrix and is coated and partially substituted by Azurite and, to a lesser extent, Malachite.
The sample is from the Jordi Fabre collection (number F1287) and it was previously acquired at Sainte Marie-aux-Mines from Alberto Ancillotti, who rediscovered the Chalcostibites (as collectible samples) at their classic type locality, Rhar el Anz, between the eighties and the nineties.
We’ll send to the buyer both Jordi Fabre collection labels, the original label (F1287) as well as the Internet label (JFD30)
Rar el Anz, Oued Cherrat (Cherrat Wadi), Chaouia-Ouardigha, Casablanca Prefecture, Casablanca-Settat Region  Morocco (06/1994)

Specimen size: 4.1 × 4 × 2.8 cm = 1.61” × 1.57” × 1.10”

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

Former collection of Jordi Fabre (duplicates)



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