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AUVERGNE - RHÔNE - ALPES

Prehnite with Epidote and Albite
Prehnite with Epidote and Albite. Prehnite with Epidote and Albite.
 

EF37AL9: Prehnite crystals with sharp edges and well defined faces. With very marked curvatures and polycrystalline growths, translucent, shiny, and with an intense green color. On matrix, with Calcite and small, very sharp crystals of Epidote, transparent, very lustrous and with deep color. Excellent French classic from one of the typical localities for the species.
La Combe de la Selle, Saint-Christophe-en-Oisans, Le Bourg d'Oisans Comune, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (±1990)

Specimen size: 4.3 × 3.4 × 2.9 cm = 1.69” × 1.34” × 1.14”

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




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Prehnite with Epidote and Calcite
 

MA7AL5: Prehnite crystals with very well defined faces and edges and with curvatures, with polycrystalline growths, translucent, bright, and with an intense green color. On matrix, with Calcite and highly profiled Epidote crystals, transparent, very bright and with an unusually deep color. Excellent French classic from one of the classic localities for the species.
La Combe de la Selle, Saint-Christophe-en-Oisans, Le Bourg d'Oisans Comune, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France

Specimen size: 6.8 × 5.8 × 3.1 cm = 2.68” × 2.28” × 1.22”

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




Prehnite with Epidote and Calcite. Prehnite with Epidote and Calcite.
Prehnite with Epidote and Calcite.
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Octahedral Fluorite on Albite
Octahedral Fluorite on Albite. Octahedral Fluorite on Albite.
Octahedral Fluorite on Albite.

Recorded under LED light
 

ER48AL9: Group of octahedral Fluorite crystals with polycrystalline growths, translucent, with good luster and an intense and uniform color. On an Albite matrix, with recrystallizations. A classic French Alpine specimen, very aesthetic and of high quality, the specimen is from the prestigious collection of Fluorite by Pierre-Marie Guy.
Aiguille Verte, Mont Blanc Massif, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (±2010)

Specimen size: 5.3 × 4.6 × 2.6 cm = 2.09” × 1.81” × 1.02”

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

Fluorescent long UV & minor fluorescence short UV

€3400 / US$4037 / JPY427780 / AUD$5551

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Octahedral Fluorite with Chlorite
 

TX98AL5: Octahedral crystal of Fluorite very rich in polycrystalline growths, transparent, bright, unusually intense in color and with Chlorite inclusions. A high quality French alpine classic.
Aiguille Verte, Mont Blanc Massif, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (±2010)

Specimen size: 2.8 × 2 × 2 cm = 1.10” × 0.79” × 0.79”

Fluorescent long & short UV



Octahedral Fluorite with Chlorite. Front
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Octahedral Fluorite with Albite
Octahedral Fluorite with Albite. Octahedral Fluorite with Albite.
 

TP70AK8: Octahedral Fluorite crystal with polycrystalline growths on one of its lower vertices, translucent, deep pink, on Albite matrix. An alpine classic.
Aiguille Verte, Mont Blanc Massif, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (±2010)

Specimen size: 5.2 × 4 × 2.8 cm = 2.05” × 1.57” × 1.10”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1.4 cm = 0.59” × 0.55”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



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Opal-CT (variety lussatite)
 

ME26AL3: Botryoidal growth of lussatite, a variety of Opal-CT of volcanic origin, translucent, shiny and with dominant blue tones, replacing a fossil. The specimen is of good quality for what is known at this locality.
Mur-sur-Allier, Pont-du-Château, Clermont-Ferrand, Puy-de-Dôme Department, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France

Specimen size: 4.8 × 3.3 × 2.2 cm = 1.89” × 1.30” × 0.87”

Main crystal size: 2.1 × 0.5 cm = 0.83” × 0.20”

Fluorescent long & short UV



Opal-CT (variety lussatite). Opal-CT (variety lussatite).
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Opal-CT (variety lussatite) after fossil (Helix Ramondi)
Opal-CT (variety lussatite) after fossil (Helix Ramondi). Opal-CT (variety lussatite) after fossil (Helix Ramondi).
 

EF99AL7: Gastropod (Helix Ramondi) fossilized in Opal-CT (variety lussatite) translucent, with a pearly luster and colors varying from white to sky blue. In its original matrix, without glue or repairs of any kind. Very good quality for the locality, a French classic.
Les Rois Mine, Mur-sur-Allier, Pont-du-Château, Clermont-Ferrand, Puy-de-Dôme Department, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France

Specimen size: 6.9 × 5.1 × 3.2 cm = 2.72” × 2.01” × 1.26”

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

Fluorescent long & short UV



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Fluorite with Quartz

Recorded under LED light
 

LA96AK8: Group of very sharp Fluorite crystals, translucent, very lustrous and extraordinarily intense and uniform blue. The fluorite grew in the void left by a scalenohedral Calcite crystal with some relict faces covered by epitactic Quartz.
The specimen is from the Philippe Morelon collection (number 962), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Le Beix Mine, Saint-Germain-près-Herment, Herment, Clermont-Ferrand, Puy-de-Dôme Department, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (1980)

Specimen size: 11.3 × 6.2 × 4.7 cm = 4.45” × 2.44” × 1.85”

Main crystal size: 1.9 × 1.4 cm = 0.75” × 0.55”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Philippe Morelon



Fluorite with Quartz. Front
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Fluorite with Quartz.
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Wulfenite on Baryte
Wulfenite on Baryte. Wulfenite on Baryte.
 

MF46AA9: Single crystal with very well defined faces and edges, a reddish-brown color and on a matrix with fine parallel growths of Baryte crystals. Very good for the locality.
Lantignié, Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France

Specimen size: 3.4 × 2.4 × 4.4 cm = 1.34” × 0.94” × 1.73”

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




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Cerussite
 

TP90AG5: Group of translucent crystals with very elongated prisms and dipyramidal terminations forming a scepter, and with cyclic twins. The shape is different and better defined than usual for samples from the locality.
Lescure Mine, Mayres, Thueyts, Largentière, Ardèche, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (± 2014)

Specimen size: 2.8 × 4 × 1.7 cm = 1.10” × 1.57” × 0.67”

Main crystal size: 2.1 × 1 cm = 0.83” × 0.39”

Fluorescent long & short UV



Cerussite. Front
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Cerussite
Cerussite. Front
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Cerussite. Rear
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TQ27AG5: Group of translucent crystals with very elongated prisms and dipyramidal terminations with the cyclic twin. The shape is different and better defined than usual for samples from the locality.
Lescure Mine, Mayres, Thueyts, Largentière, Ardèche, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (± 2014)

Specimen size: 3.2 × 1.8 × 1 cm = 1.26” × 0.71” × 0.39”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 0.5 cm = 0.87” × 0.20”

Fluorescent long & short UV



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Cerussite
 

EX14AI4: Aggregate on a limonite matrix of white acicular Cerussite crystals with a silky luster and fibrous aspect resembling the so-called “jackstraw” variety. It is from a locality where samples of such quality are very scarce.
Lescure Mine, Mayres, Thueyts, Largentière, Ardèche, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France

Specimen size: 5.4 × 3.4 × 1.5 cm = 2.13” × 1.34” × 0.59”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 0.4 cm = 0.55” × 0.16”

Minor fluorescence short UV



Cerussite.
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Siderite with Quartz
Siderite with Quartz. Siderite with Quartz.
 

LM94AK4: Group of flattened lenticular crystals of Siderite, translucent, bright and of uniform brown color, on matrix, with small water-clear crystals of Quartz. An excellent French classic from the Philippe Morelon collection (No. 362), whose label we will send to the buyer.
La Mure coal mines, La Mure, Matheysine-Trièves, Grenoble, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (±1994)

Specimen size: 18.4 × 7.2 × 4.4 cm = 7.24” × 2.83” × 1.73”

Main crystal size: 3.5 × 2.4 cm = 1.38” × 0.94”

Former collection of Philippe Morelon



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Baryte with inclusions
 

LN58AK0: Very sharp crystal with very marked parallel growths, a tabular-laminar habit, bright and transparent to translucent, with inclusions and with the edges profiled by a snowy white geometric zoning. The specimen, found on an area near the old Le Mure mine, is from the Philippe Morelon collection (number 349) whose label, which includes more information on the back, will be sent to the buyer.
La Mure area, La Mure, Matheysine-Trièves, Grenoble, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (04/2012)

Specimen size: 9.7 × 7.6 × 0.6 cm = 3.82” × 2.99” × 0.24”

Former collection of Philippe Morelon



Baryte with inclusions. Front
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Quartz (variety faden)
Quartz (variety faden).
 

B9RV6: Group of elongated, clear and shiny crystals, with "faden" growths in them.
Lignarre Valley, Bourg d'Oisans, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (1991)

Specimen size: 6.3 × 5.2 × 3.4 cm = 2.48” × 2.05” × 1.34”




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Quartz (variety faden)
 

R57FV6: Very unusual distorted Quartz, extra-flat and apparently with broken areas, although "in person" it is clear that all faces are complete and undamaged.
Lignarre Valley, Bourg d'Oisans, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (1991)

Specimen size: 7.7 × 6.6 × 1.7 cm = 3.03” × 2.60” × 0.67”




Quartz (variety faden). Front
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Quartz
Quartz. Quartz.
Quartz.

Recorded under LED light
Quartz
 

TG96AI5: Druse of Quartz crystals on a chalcedony matrix. They are very clear and colorless, very bright, rich in faces and have the typical shape that relates to the name of the mine. An extraordinary sample, very fine and carefully preserved, from a classic French locality for Quartz. We’ll send to the buyer the label from the Jean-Pierre Gilian collection.
La Gardette Mine, Brides gallery, Villard-Notre-Dame, Le Bourg d'Oisans, Grenoble, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (2015)

Specimen size: 20 × 8.5 × 11 cm = 7.87” × 3.35” × 4.33”

Main crystal size: 3 × 1 cm = 1.18” × 0.39”

Former collection of Jean-Pierre Gilian



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Quartz with Chlorite inclusions
 

NC14AK5: From a collection displayed for the first time at Munich 2019: Group of very sharp Quartz crystals with visible Dauphine-law twinning, transparent, brilliant, and rich in Chlorite inclusions.
The sample is from the Miguel David Martínez collection (No. 78), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Vallée de la Maurienne, Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (1999)

Specimen size: 6 × 2.7 × 3.4 cm = 2.36” × 1.06” × 1.34”

Main crystal size: 5.7 × 1 cm = 2.24” × 0.39”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez



Quartz with Chlorite inclusions. Front
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Chessy-les-Mines

Azurite
Azurite. Front
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Azurite. Top
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EE96AI1: Floater growth of very sharp equant Azurite crystals that have the false appearance of cubes. They are bright and have a very vivid color.
Chessy-les-Mines, Les Bois d'Oingt, Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (2005-2009)

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

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 1.3 cm = 0.67” × 0.51”

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Azurite
 

EB77AF8: Group of very sharp and flattened crystals with the dominant faces of a rhombohedron, with very well defined faces and edges and a clearer color than usual for the Chessy pieces. The sample is from recent and surprising finds at the old dumps area at that mine.
Chessy-les-Mines, Les Bois d'Oingt, Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (2010)

Specimen size: 3.2 × 2.3 × 1.4 cm = 1.26” × 0.91” × 0.55”

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Azurite
Azurite. Azurite.
 

ED8AF8: Group of very sharp equant rhombohedral crystals with a more vivid color than usual for the Chessy pieces. The sample is from recent and surprising finds at the old dumps area at that mine.
Chessy-les-Mines, Les Bois d'Oingt, Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (2009)

Specimen size: 3.6 × 2.9 × 2.2 cm = 1.42” × 1.14” × 0.87”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 1 cm = 0.55” × 0.39”

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Azurite
 

EQ96AD9: Floater aggregate with rosette growths of tabular crystals with very well defined faces and edges and quite large for the locality. It has an intense and deep blue color and has a small spherulitic microcrystalline Malachite growth. A French classic.
Chessy-les-Mines, Les Bois d'Oingt, Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France

Specimen size: 3.7 × 3 × 3 cm = 1.46” × 1.18” × 1.18”

Type locality



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Azurite with Malachite after Cuprite
Azurite with Malachite after Cuprite. Azurite with Malachite after Cuprite.
 

TF86T3: Rosette growths with very well defined faces and edges and with a classic (for Chessy) crystal of Malachite pseudomorph after Cuprite and with minor matrix on its base.
Chessy-les-Mines, Les Bois d'Oingt, Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France

Specimen size: 3.8 × 3.1 × 2.8 cm = 1.50” × 1.22” × 1.10”

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

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Azurite
 

EH67AG0: Floater aggregate of tabular crystals with sharp faces and edges and a very intense blue color, with silky reflections. A good French classic.
Chessy-les-Mines, Les Bois d'Oingt, Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (2014)

Specimen size: 3.8 × 3.5 × 3.2 cm = 1.50” × 1.38” × 1.26”

Type locality



Azurite. Azurite.
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Azurite with Malachite after Cuprite
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Azurite with Malachite after Cuprite.
 

EB16AI1: Druse of equant Azurite crystals with a very vivid and intense bright color. They have some Malachite growths with a silky luster that replaced Cuprite crystals.
Chessy-les-Mines, Les Bois d'Oingt, Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (2005-2009)

Specimen size: 3.9 × 3.9 × 2.5 cm = 1.54” × 1.54” × 0.98”

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

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Azurite with Malachite
 

ED67Z9: Floater aggregate with rosette growths of crystals with very well defined faces and edges, large for the locality, with an intense blue color and with small microcrystalline Malachite aggregates. A French classic.
Chessy-les-Mines, Les Bois d'Oingt, Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France

Specimen size: 4.4 × 3.8 × 3.2 cm = 1.73” × 1.50” × 1.26”

Main crystal size: 3.2 × 2 cm = 1.26” × 0.79”

Type locality



Azurite with Malachite. Front
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Azurite
Azurite. Front
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Azurite. Rear
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EC68AL3: Group of flattened and highly profiled crystals with sharp faces and edges and polycrystalline surfaces with a very intense, deep and uniform color. Higher quality than usual in Chessy-les-Mines, type locality of the species.
Chessy-les-Mines, Les Bois d'Oingt, Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (1995-1998)

Specimen size: 4.5 × 3.2 × 2.1 cm = 1.77” × 1.26” × 0.83”

Main crystal size: 2.7 × 2.2 cm = 1.06” × 0.87”

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Azurite with Malachite
 

EM86AG9: Group of Azurite crystals with a short prismatic shape, some of them doubly terminated, with parallel growths and with small Quartz crystals and Malachite coatings. A good French classic.
Chessy-les-Mines, Les Bois d'Oingt, Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (2017)

Specimen size: 4.6 × 3.6 × 2.4 cm = 1.81” × 1.42” × 0.94”

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

Type locality



Azurite with Malachite. Azurite with Malachite.
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Azurite
Azurite. Front
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ET96AD9: Floater aggregate with rosette growths of equant crystals with very well defined faces and edges and with an intense and vivid blue color.
Chessy-les-Mines, Les Bois d'Oingt, Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (2013)

Specimen size: 4.7 × 3.4 × 3 cm = 1.85” × 1.34” × 1.18”

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Azurite with Malachite
 

EM96AL4: Group of sharp, equidimensional Azurite crystals, with marked parallel growths and slight curvatures and with a more bluish color than usual in Chessy specimens. On matrix, with small Malachite coatings. The specimen comes from relatively recent finds in the old dumps of the mine.
Chessy-les-Mines, Les Bois d'Oingt, Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (2010-2012)

Specimen size: 5 × 3.4 × 3.6 cm = 1.97” × 1.34” × 1.42”

Main crystal size: 1.9 × 0.9 cm = 0.75” × 0.35”

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Azurite with Malachite after Cuprite
Azurite with Malachite after Cuprite. Front
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Azurite with Malachite after Cuprite.
 

EC96AI1: Rosette growths of Azurite crystals with a thick tabular shape. They are very sharp and bright with a vivid color and have Malachite growths with a silky luster that replaced Cuprite crystals, and they also are with small Quartz fragments.
Chessy-les-Mines, Les Bois d'Oingt, Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (2005-2009)

Specimen size: 5 × 3.5 × 3.2 cm = 1.97” × 1.38” × 1.26”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.1 cm = 0.28” × 0.04”

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Azurite
 

EB90AL5: Floater group of rhombohedral Azurite crystals, with very marked polycrystalline growths, with a very deep color and intense luster. Good crystal size for the locality.
Chessy-les-Mines, Les Bois d'Oingt, Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (1989-1995)

Specimen size: 5.8 × 4.4 × 3.7 cm = 2.28” × 1.73” × 1.46”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 2.1 cm = 0.87” × 0.83”

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MB50AE2: Botryoidal and spheroidal aggregates of small rhombohedral crystals that are bright and have a very vivid and uniform color. A French classic of great quality.
Chessy-les-Mines, Les Bois d'Oingt, Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France

Specimen size: 6.1 × 4.7 × 3.3 cm = 2.40” × 1.85” × 1.30”

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

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Azurite with Malachite
 

TM26AF8: Druse of rhombohedral Azurite crystals with polycrystalline growths and a very vivid color and luster on matrix with fibrous Malachite that has a silky luster. The sample, from a not well-known collection, is very old and has the characteristics of the Azurites that were from the “Mine bleue,” typical of the XIX century.
Chessy-les-Mines, Les Bois d'Oingt, Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France

Specimen size: 9.4 × 6.6 × 2.6 cm = 3.70” × 2.60” × 1.02”

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

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Azurite with Malachite after Cuprite
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Azurite with Malachite after Cuprite. Azurite with Malachite after Cuprite.

Recorded under LED light
 

MA50AL5: Floater rosette of Azurite crystals, with an unusual habit for the deposit, and an unusually bright color, along with an octahedral Malachite pseudomorph after a crystal of Cuprite. The specimen is from the type locality for the species and a magnificent French classic. It comes from an old Spanish collection and with the piece we will deliver the associated collection label.
Chessy-les-Mines, Les Bois d'Oingt, Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France

Specimen size: 9.5 × 6.7 × 5.5 cm = 3.74” × 2.64” × 2.17”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.5 cm = 0.79”

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Malachite after Cuprite
Malachite after Cuprite  

EH14AE8: Aggregate of Malachite replacing dodecahedral Cuprite crystals. The former Cuprite crystals are very well defined, with smooth faces, a uniform green color and are on matrix.
A French classic that is with an old German label from an unknown collector that we’ll send to the buyer.
Chessy-les-Mines, Les Bois d'Oingt, Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France

Specimen size: 2.2 × 1.7 × 2.2 cm = 0.87” × 0.67” × 0.87”

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




Malachite after Cuprite. Front
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Malachite after Cuprite
Malachite after Cuprite. Front
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TP99AK7: Floater intergrowth of octahedral crystals of Malachite pseudomorphic after Cuprite, very well shaped and larger than usual. A French classic of high quality.
Chessy-les-Mines, Les Bois d'Oingt, Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France

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

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




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Malachite after Cuprite with Azurite

Recorded under LED light
 

LK73AL6: Malachite pseudomorphs after octahedral crystals of Cuprite, very large for the locality, aerial, with deep hopper growths and implanted on an Azurite matrix from the type locality for this species.
A French classic from the Philippe Morelon collection, whose label we will send to the buyer.
Chessy-les-Mines, Les Bois d'Oingt, Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (1980)

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

Main crystal size: 2.6 × 2.1 cm = 1.02” × 0.83”

Type locality

Former collection of Philippe Morelon



Malachite after Cuprite with Azurite. Front
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BOURGOGNE - FRANCHE-COMTÉ

Baryte
Baryte. Front
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Baryte. Rear
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Baryte. Side
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Baryte.
 

MD990AL4: Aggregate of highly profiled Baryte crystals with well defined faces and edges, translucent and with good luster. From a classic French locality. In excellent condition.
Maine Mine, Les Reclesnes, Cordesse, Lucenay-l'Évêque, Autun District, Saône-et-Loire, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté  France

Specimen size: 11,6 × 8.7 × 5.6 cm = 4.33” × 3.43” × 2.20”

Main crystal size: 6.4 × 1.2 cm = 2.52” × 0.47”

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Baryte
Baryte  

EX74AG7: Aggregate of very sharp Baryte crystals, translucent, bright and with an intense color.
A sample of great quality from the Christophe Marot collection (cat. nr. C5-1), on whose label that we’ll send to the buyer is that is was acquired from the Frederic Delporte collection.
Maine Mine, Les Reclesnes, Cordesse, Lucenay-l'Évêque, Autun District, Saône-et-Loire, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté  France

Specimen size: 12.8 × 12 × 7 cm = 5.04” × 4.72” × 2.76”

Main crystal size: 3.5 × 1 cm = 1.38” × 0.39”

Former collection of Christophe Marot



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BRITTANY / BRETAGNE

Galena after Pyromorphite (variety sexangulite)
Galena after Pyromorphite (variety sexangulite). Front
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Galena after Pyromorphite (variety sexangulite). Rear
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Galena after Pyromorphite (variety sexangulite). Top
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TG47AL6: Galena pseudomorphs after a group of prismatic Pyromorphite crystals, one of them clearly dominant. As can be seen by the tiny cleavages at the base of the specimen, the substitution of Pyromorphite by Galena is complete. A great French classic, very hard to come by.
Huelgoat, Châteaulin, Finistère, Brittany/Bretagne  France

Specimen size: 2 × 1.4 × 1 cm = 0.79” × 0.55” × 0.39”




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Gold with Quartz
 

EG69AH9: A kind of novelty at Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2018, where it appeared to the collectible trade for the first time. Gold forms very bright laminar growths and coatings on an aggregate of deformed Quartz crystals. The locality, as is usual for a lot of novelties, is approximate and generic, so we are waiting for some more precise data.
Loudéac, Saint-Brieuc, Côtes-d'Armor, Brittany/Bretagne  France

Specimen size: 2.1 × 2 × 1 cm = 0.83” × 0.79” × 0.39”




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

MV54AI5: A kind of novelty at Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2018, where this Gold appeared to the collectible trade for the first time. It forms very bright laminar growths and coatings on an aggregate of Quartz crystals very much more defined than usual for the locality. The locality, as is usual for a lot of novelties, is approximate and generic, so we are waiting for some more precise data.
Loudéac, Saint-Brieuc, Côtes-d'Armor, Brittany/Bretagne  France

Specimen size: 2.3 × 2.1 × 1.3 cm = 0.91” × 0.83” × 0.51”

Weight: 9.8 grams



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Gold with Quartz
 

MR30AI5: A kind of novelty at Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2018, where this Gold appeared to the collectible trade for the first time. It forms very bright laminar growths and coatings on an aggregate of Quartz crystals very much more defined than usual for the locality. The locality, as is usual for a lot of novelties, is approximate and generic, so we are waiting for some more precise data.
Loudéac, Saint-Brieuc, Côtes-d'Armor, Brittany/Bretagne  France

Specimen size: 2.5 × 1.1 × 1.1 cm = 0.98” × 0.43” × 0.43”

Weight: 4.1 grams



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CENTRE - VAL DE LOIRE

Fluorite with inclusions
Fluorite with inclusions. Fluorite with inclusions.
 

LM68AK0: Group of crystals with very marked polycrystalline growths on the surface of the faces, transparent and bright, with inclusions and a very marked color change due a phantom growth, yellowish at the nucleus of the crystals and colorless-reddish on the surface. A French classic. The sample is from the Philippe Morelon collection (number 980) whose label, which includes more information on the back, will be sent to the buyer.
Chaillac Mine, Rossignol vein, Chaillac, Le Blanc, Indre, Centre-Val de Loire  France (1995)

Specimen size: 12.4 × 9.8 × 3.1 cm = 4.88” × 3.86” × 1.22”

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

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Philippe Morelon



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Fluorite with Baryte
Fluorite with Baryte  

ET86AG7: Aggregate of cubic crystals with polycrystalline growths on their faces. They are between transparent and translucent and have a variable color, more reddish on the edges and between yellow and brown on the core area. The sample is of an extraordinary quality compared with the usual Fluorite from this mine, famous for Pyromorphite.
It was personally collected by Christophe Marot (cat. nr. C8-2)
Chaillac Mine, Rossignol vein, Chaillac, Le Blanc, Indre, Centre-Val de Loire  France

Specimen size: 16.3 × 11 × 6.3 cm = 6.42” × 4.33” × 2.48”

Main crystal size: 5.1 × 3.8 cm = 2.01” × 1.50”

Former collection of Christophe Marot

Minor fluorescence short UV



Fluorite with Baryte. Front
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Fluorite with Baryte. Light behind
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Cerussite
Cerussite. Front
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EB56AC9: Parallel aggregates of Cerussite crystals with a fibrous aspect, a white color and small black Goethite coatings. Good quality for the locality.
Chaillac Mine, Chaillac, Le Blanc, Indre, Centre-Val de Loire  France (±1980)

Specimen size: 4.5 × 2.5 × 1.6 cm = 1.77” × 0.98” × 0.63”

Main crystal size: 4 × 1.7 cm = 1.57” × 0.67”

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Cerussite
 

MF99AF1: Very aerial aggregate of flattened crystals with a very well defined twin. Their white color contrasts with the brown of the oxide inclusions. The sample is from a classic French locality and has great quality.
The specimen has been photographed and published in the magazine ‘Paragénesis’, number 01/2017, page 84
Chaillac Mine, Chaillac, Le Blanc, Indre, Centre-Val de Loire  France (± 1980)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 5.6 × 2.2 cm = 2.52” × 2.20” × 0.87”

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

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV



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Cerussite. Cerussite.
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NOUVELLE-AQUITAINE

Pyromorphite on Baryte
Pyromorphite on Baryte. Front
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Pyromorphite on Baryte.

Recorded under LED light
 

EF61AL8: Efflorescent aggregates of Pyromorphite crystals with curvatures on their faces and edges, bright, with an intense green color and on a matrix of “book-like” Baryte crystals. A French classic.
Des Farges Mine (Les Farges Mine), Ussel, Corrèze, Nouvelle-Aquitaine  France

Specimen size: 12.3 × 8.7 × 4.6 cm = 4.84” × 3.43” × 1.81”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.1 cm = 0.28” × 0.04”




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Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite  

MA96AL7: Floater group of Pyromorphite crystals many of them doubly terminated, with slight curvatures on the faces and edges, lustrous and with the green color that characterizes the best specimens from this locality.
The specimen comes from the Wendell E. Wilson collection, as attested by the label on the back of the specimen. We will send the buyer the original collection tag.
Des Farges Mine (Les Farges Mine), Ussel, Corrèze, Nouvelle-Aquitaine  France

Specimen size: 4.1 × 2 × 2.1 cm = 1.61” × 0.79” × 0.83”

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

Zoned fluorescence long & short UV



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

MG26AJ0: Arborescent growths of crystals with a spindled shape, and with very deeply hoppered terminations. The very bright crystals have an unusually intense orange color. A French classic, but different from the usual.
Des Farges Mine (Les Farges Mine), Ussel, Corrèze, Nouvelle-Aquitaine  France

Specimen size: 5 × 4.8 × 3.1 cm = 1.97” × 1.89” × 1.22”

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




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Pyromorphite on Calcite
 

NC69AL5: Groups of crystals with slightly curved edges, many of them doubly terminated, extraordinarily bright, with a very vivid and uniform color and on a Calcite matrix. A French classic which stands out for its color.
Des Farges Mine (Les Farges Mine), Ussel, Corrèze, Nouvelle-Aquitaine  France

Specimen size: 5.1 × 4.3 × 4.1 cm = 2.01” × 1.69” × 1.61”

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

Calcite minor fluorescence long & short UV



Pyromorphite on Calcite. Pyromorphite on Calcite.
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Pyromorphite with Quartz
Pyromorphite with Quartz. Pyromorphite with Quartz.
 

EL14AD6: Aggregates of Pyromorphite crystals with very well defined faces and edges. They are translucent, very bright and have a very vivid and uniform green color. They are on a matrix of Quartz crystals, very uncommon at Les Farges and probably from a recent find in zones near the old mines.
Des Farges Mine (Les Farges Mine), Ussel, Corrèze, Nouvelle-Aquitaine  France

Specimen size: 5.2 × 5 × 3.9 cm = 2.05” × 1.97” × 1.54”

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




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Pyromorphite with Quartz
 

EZ47AL5: Very aerial group of Pyromorphite crystals, many of them doubly terminated, with an intense deep green color, on matrix, with Quartz. The shape of the crystals, very elongated, on matrix, makes this specimen different from other Pyromorphites from this classic French deposit.
Des Farges Mine (Les Farges Mine), Ussel, Corrèze, Nouvelle-Aquitaine  France

Specimen size: 5.6 × 2.4 × 1.8 cm = 2.20” × 0.94” × 0.71”

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




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Pyromorphite with Quartz.
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Pyromorphite with Baryte
Pyromorphite with Baryte. Front
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Pyromorphite with Baryte. Rear
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Pyromorphite with Baryte.
 

EG9AI7: Exquisite cluster of small elongated crystals with good, acute or flat pinacoidal terminations. They are bright with an extraordinarily deep and uniform green color and are on a Baryte matrix. An excellent French classic.
Des Farges Mine (Les Farges Mine), Ussel, Corrèze, Nouvelle-Aquitaine  France

Specimen size: 5.7 × 5.1 × 3.4 cm = 2.24” × 2.01” × 1.34”




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Pyromorphite
 

EF52AI7: Exquisite cluster of small elongated crystals with good, acute or flat pinacoidal terminations. They are bright, with an extraordinarily deep and uniform green color and are on a Baryte matrix. An excellent French classic.
The sample is from the Paul Zerfass collection (reg. 462) whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
Des Farges Mine (Les Farges Mine), Ussel, Corrèze, Nouvelle-Aquitaine  France

Specimen size: 6 × 5.1 × 4.1 cm = 2.36” × 2.01” × 1.61”

Former collection of Paul Zerfass



Pyromorphite. Front
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Pyromorphite.
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Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.
Pyromorphite  

TV50X7: Flattened parallel growths and very well defined crystals with good terminations and geometrical color zoning, clearer at the crystal terminations. There are two different shades of color on the sample, deep and uniform green on most on them and yellowish green in some minor areas.
Des Farges Mine (Les Farges Mine), Ussel, Corrèze, Nouvelle-Aquitaine  France

Specimen size: 6.9 × 6.5 × 3.3 cm = 2.72” × 2.56” × 1.30”

Former collection of Gilles Emringer



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Pyromorphite with Quartz
 

TD47AH2: Tapered prismatic crystals with curvatures on the prism edges, with very well defined faces and edges, a lot of them doubly terminated. They are on a Quartz matrix. The luster and the color, intense and uniform green, is extraordinary. An excellent French classic.
Des Farges Mine (Les Farges Mine), Ussel, Corrèze, Nouvelle-Aquitaine  France

Specimen size: 7.5 × 6.6 × 1.8 cm = 2.95” × 2.60” × 0.71”

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




Pyromorphite with Quartz. Pyromorphite with Quartz.
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Pyromorphite with Baryte
Pyromorphite with Baryte. Pyromorphite with Baryte.
 

ET74Z8: Irregular aggregate of simple prismatic crystals on matrix. A lot of the crystals are doubly terminated and have a good size, have slightly curved faces and edges, are a very bright olive-green color on the prism with intense yellow shades on their terminations, so typical of some of the samples from Les Farges. A very elegant French classic.
Des Farges Mine (Les Farges Mine), Ussel, Corrèze, Nouvelle-Aquitaine  France

Specimen size: 11.6 × 8.5 × 3.5 cm = 4.57” × 3.35” × 1.38”

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




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OCCITANIE

Fluorite with Quartz
 

ER10AL9: Group of very sharp crystals, translucent, lustrous, with a very intense and uniform yellow color with blue geometric zoning on the edges, and partially covered by small Quartz crystals. From a well-known French mine, the specimen is from the prestigious collection of Fluorite by Pierre-Marie Guy.
Valzergues Mines, Valzergues, Villefranche-de-Rouergue, Aveyron, Occitanie  France (±2010)

Specimen size: 5 × 4.8 × 3.9 cm = 1.97” × 1.89” × 1.54”

Main crystal size: 2.4 × 2.1 cm = 0.94” × 0.83”

Fluorescent long & short UV

€580 / US$688 / JPY72970 / AUD$946

Fluorite with Quartz. Front
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Fluorite with Quartz. Rear
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Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.
 

EC27AI5: Druse, on matrix, of globular aggregates formed by small crystals that are unusually well defined for the locality, more evident on the aggregates at the bottom of the sample.
Mine La Vidale area, Asprières, St. Martin de Bouillac, Aveyron, Occitanie  France

Specimen size: 4.4 × 3.7 × 2.7 cm = 1.73” × 1.46” × 1.06”

Minor fluorescence short UV



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Pyromorphite with Quartz
 

ML96R9: Globular growths of barrel-shaped orange yellow crystals with a good luster. The crystals are on a matrix with small crystals of Quartz.
La Vidale Mine (Brezies), Asprières, Saint-Martin de Bouillac, Villefranche-de-Rouergue, Aveyron, Occitanie  France (2008)

Specimen size: 9.2 × 7.2 × 3.6 cm = 3.62” × 2.83” × 1.42”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.3 cm = 0.39” × 0.12”




Pyromorphite with Quartz. Pyromorphite with Quartz.
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Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.
Pyromorphite.
 

ET94AK3: Group of well developed Pyromorphite crystals, with very curved faces and edges, bright greenish yellow, free standing, on a Quartz matrix. The specimen is big for this deposit.
Mine La Vidale area, Asprières, St. Martin de Bouillac, Aveyron, Occitanie  France (05/2017)

Specimen size: 16 × 11.4 × 4.7 cm = 6.30” × 4.49” × 1.85”

Minor fluorescence short UV



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Fluorite with Quartz
 

EG14AL9: Very sharp Fluorite crystals, one of them clearly dominant and with marked color zoning, yellowish in the core of the crystal and blue around the edges. Partially covered by small Quartz crystals.
The specimen, from a very unusual French locality, has been referenced and pictured, as a novelty in Ste. Marie 2019, in the magazine 'Le Règne Minéral' number 148, July-August 2019, page 44
Berlan, Roquecourbe, Castres, Tarn, Occitanie  France (2019)

Specimen size: 3.5 × 3.1 × 3.2 cm = 1.38” × 1.22” × 1.26”

Fluorescent long & short UV

€90 / US$106 / JPY11320 / AUD$146

Fluorite with Quartz. Front
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Fluorite with Quartz. Side
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Fluorite with Quartz.
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Fluorite with Quartz
Fluorite with Quartz. Front
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Fluorite with Quartz. Side
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Fluorite with Quartz.
 

EF16AL9: Very sharp crystals, translucent, with a uniform green color, and partially covered by small doubly terminated Quartz crystals.
The specimen, from a very unusual French locality, has been referenced and pictured, as a novelty in Ste. Marie 2019, in the magazine 'Le Règne Minéral' number 148, July-August 2019, page 44
Berlan, Roquecourbe, Castres, Tarn, Occitanie  France (2019)

Specimen size: 5.7 × 3.5 × 4 cm = 2.24” × 1.38” × 1.57”

Fluorescent long & short UV

€140 / US$166 / JPY17610 / AUD$228

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Pyrite with Baryte and Siderite
 

EG14AL7: Cubic Pyrite crystals with curious stepped projections on the edges, on a group of outstanding tabular Baryte crystals partially covered with small white Siderite crystals with the so-called “saddle” habit.
Rivet Quarry, Peyrebrune area, Montredon-Labessonnié, Le Haut Dadou, Castres, Tarn, Occitanie  France (11/2018)

Specimen size: 4.2 × 3.6 × 2.6 cm = 1.65” × 1.42” × 1.02”

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




Pyrite with Baryte and Siderite. Front
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Pyrite with Calcite
Pyrite with Calcite. Pyrite with Calcite.
 

EF36AL7: Globular Pyrite growths composed of multiple cubic crystals, whose faces are perfectly visible. Shiny and on matrix, with lenticular white transparent Calcite crystals with recrystallizations on the prism faces.
Rivet Quarry, Peyrebrune area, Montredon-Labessonnié, Le Haut Dadou, Castres, Tarn, Occitanie  France (11/2018)

Specimen size: 6.6 × 4.2 × 1.8 cm = 2.60” × 1.65” × 0.71”

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

Calcite minor fluorescence long & short UV



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Fluorite with Baryte and Quartz

Recorded under LED light
 

TT66AK9: A discovery due to the hard work of amateur collectors, a treasure recovered in an unexpected place, the currently abandoned Four de Cluzel Mine. Very sharp Fluorite crystals, translucent and bright yellow lemon with uniform color, are topped by a parallel growth of very sharp tabular Baryte crystals. Both the Fluorite and Baryte are partially and selectively coated with small water-clear crystals of Quartz. Because of their color, luster and crystal size, these are among the most beautiful French Fluorites.
Four de Cluzel Mine, Peyrebrune area, Montredon-Labessonnié, Le Haut Dadou, Castres, Tarn, Occitanie  France (04-08/2018)

Specimen size: 8.7 × 7.8 × 6.2 cm = 3.43” × 3.07” × 2.44”

Main crystal size: 7.2 × 5 cm = 2.83” × 1.97”

Fluorescent long & short UV



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Fluorite with Baryte and Quartz.
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Galena with Sphalerite
Galena with Sphalerite. Front
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Galena with Sphalerite. Side
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ER97AL8: Octahedral crystals of Galena, well outlined and with very marked geometric growth figures. On a matrix of small complex crystals of Sphalerite with a very deep red color. Possibly one of the best specimens from this specific find in a not very well known mine.
Planioles Mine, Planioles, Figeac-Ouest, Figeac, Lot, Occitanie  France (2003)

Specimen size: 7.7 × 6.1 × 2.6 cm = 3.03” × 2.40” × 1.02”

Main crystal size: 3.2 × 3 cm = 1.26” × 1.18”




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Fluorite with Quartz
 

TG67Z9: Polycrystalline growth of cubic Fluorite crystals with very well marked phantoms, with blue color and partially coated by small Quartz crystals. We note the size of the crystals, unusually large for the locality.
Le Burc Mine, Alban-Le Fraysse area, Tarn, Occitanie  France

Specimen size: 9.7 × 7.3 × 4.8 cm = 3.82” × 2.87” × 1.89”

Main crystal size: 7.7 × 7.3 cm = 3.03” × 2.87”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



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Fluorite with Quartz. Light behind
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Azurite with Chalcopyrite and Malachite
Azurite with Chalcopyrite and Malachite. Azurite with Chalcopyrite and Malachite.
Azurite with Chalcopyrite and Malachite  

SR26AC0: Spheroidal aggregates, on matrix, of very bright and deep colored Azurite crystals, an uncommon species at this mine which is famous for its Fluorite.
Le Burc Mine, Alban-Le Fraysse area, Tarn, Occitanie  France (2002)

Specimen size: 3.6 × 2.9 × 2 cm = 1.42” × 1.14” × 0.79”

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

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani



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Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite  

NF76AI0: Radial aggregates and fan-like growths of acicular Pyromorphite crystals on matrix. They are very bright and have a very intense and uniform color. An European classic seen only from old collections.
Saint-Salvy Mine, Saint-Salvy-de-la-Balme, Tarn, Occitanie  France

Specimen size: 4.8 × 2.6 × 1.9 cm = 1.89” × 1.02” × 0.75”




Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.
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Baryte with Sphalerite and Pyrite
Baryte with Sphalerite and Pyrite. Baryte with Sphalerite and Pyrite.
 

MM67AL6: Two spheroidal aggregates formed by tabular Baryte crystals, one of them very aerial and clearly dominant, with good luster, snow-white, on matrix, with transparent, lustrous and well defined Sphalerite crystals, and small coatings of Pyrite microcrystals on the edges. Very representative of Barytes and characteristic for the locality.
Les Malines Mining District, Saint-Laurent-le-Minier, Le Vigan, Gard, Occitanie  France

Specimen size: 7.1 × 4.6 × 4.7 cm = 2.80” × 1.81” × 1.85”

Main crystal size: 4.3 × 3.9 cm = 1.69” × 1.54”




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Azurite with Cerussite
Azurite with Cerussite  

SG96AC0: Spheroidal Azurite aggregates, one of them clearly dominant, that are bright and with a very deep color. They are on a rocky matrix, with small but very well defined and bright Cerussite crystals. As is the case with so many specimens in this collection, the sample is of great quality for the locality.
Mas Dieu, Mercoirol, Alès, Gard, Occitanie  France (2004)

Specimen size: 5.7 × 4.8 × 2.4 cm = 2.24” × 1.89” × 0.94”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0,9 cm = 0.39” × 0.00”

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani



Azurite with Cerussite. Azurite with Cerussite.
Azurite with Cerussite.
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Hydroxylbastnäsite-(Ce) with Dolomite
Hydroxylbastnäsite-(Ce) with Dolomite. Hydroxylbastnäsite-(Ce) with Dolomite.
 

TG89AK7: Group of very sharp, transparent, thin platy Hydroxylbastnäsite crystals, lustrous, intense and uniform caramel color, on a matrix of white rhombohedral Dolomite
A French classic from the collection of Anna and Danilo Rolando (No. 9606) whose label we will send to the buyer.
Trimouns Mine, Luzenac, Ariège, Occitanie  France

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

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




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Hydroxylbastnäsite-(Ce) and Dolomite
 

MH88AJ4: Parallel growth of very sharp laminar Hydroxylbastnäsite-(Ce) crystals that are transparent and bright with a very intense honey color and on matrix with rhombohedral Calcite crystals. A classic of French and worldwide mineralogy.
Trimouns Mine, Luzenac, Ariège, Occitanie  France

Specimen size: 6.8 × 5.8 × 4.7 cm = 2.68” × 2.28” × 1.85”

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




Hydroxylbastnäsite-(Ce) and Dolomite. Hydroxylbastnäsite-(Ce) and Dolomite.
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Allanite-(Ce) with Hydroxylbastnäsite-(Ce) and Dolomite
Allanite-(Ce) with Hydroxylbastnäsite-(Ce) and Dolomite. Allanite-(Ce) with Hydroxylbastnäsite-(Ce) and Dolomite.
 

EL90AI8: Parallel growth of two crystals of Allanite-(Ce) on Calcite matrix with a good length, very well defined faces and edges, translucent, very bright, with a very intense and deep color and with small Hydroxylbastnäsite-(Ce) crystals related. A French classic.
The specimen has been photographed and published in the magazine ‘Paragénesis’, number 01/2019, page 72
Trimouns Mine, Luzenac, Ariège, Occitanie  France

Specimen size: 6.8 × 4 × 4.4 cm = 2.68” × 1.57” × 1.73”

Main crystal size: 2.3 × 0.3 cm = 0.91” × 0.12”




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Tetrahedrite with Chalcopyrite and Quartz
 

EL13W7: From a very recent find. Sharp tristetrahedral crystals with an excellent luster. They are larger than what has been known for the locality. They are on matrix, with Chalcopyrite and Quartz crystals. The find has been described in number 107 of ‘Le Règne Minéral’ magazine.
Lina Mine, level 06-07, Alzen, Foix, Ariège, Occitanie  France (2012)

Specimen size: 4.6 × 3 × 1.7 cm = 1.81” × 1.18” × 0.67”

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




Tetrahedrite with Chalcopyrite and Quartz. Tetrahedrite with Chalcopyrite and Quartz.
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Tetrahedrite with Chalcopyrite and Quartz
Tetrahedrite with Chalcopyrite and Quartz. Tetrahedrite with Chalcopyrite and Quartz.
 

EP76W7: From a very recent find. Sharp crystals showing the faces of the tetrahedron and tristetrahedron. They have an excellent luster and are larger than has been known for the locality. They are on matrix, with Chalcopyrite and Quartz crystals. The find has been described in number 107 of ‘Le Règne Minéral’ magazine.
Lina Mine, level 06-07, Alzen, Foix, Ariège, Occitanie  France (2012)

Specimen size: 8.3 × 5 × 2.8 cm = 3.27” × 1.97” × 1.10”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.9 cm = 0.43” × 0.35”




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Fluorite
Fluorite  

TP89X7: Aggregate of cubic crystals, of large size for the locality, between translucent and transparent, bright and showing well defined phantom growths. Very notable for the locality.
Durfort Mine, Durfort-et-Saint-Martin-de-Sossenac, Sauve, Le Vigan, Gard, Occitanie  France

Specimen size: 10.5 × 9.7 × 5.7 cm = 4.13” × 3.82” × 2.24”

Main crystal size: 5.4 × 2.7 cm = 2.13” × 1.06”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Gilles Emringer



Fluorite. Fluorite.
Order
Calcite
Calcite. Calcite.
Calcite  

SH96AE3: Druse, on a rocky matrix, of crystals showing single prisms and terminal rhombohedra in very well defined parallel growths. The crystals have very well defined color zones due to reddish Hematite inclusions.
The sample is with a label from the Stoppani collection that we’ll send to the buyer.
Cadacu Quarry, Laval-Pradel, La Grand-Combe, Alès, Gard, Occitanie  France

Specimen size: 10.5 × 9.4 × 3.2 cm = 4.13” × 3.70” × 1.26”

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

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani



Order
Calcite
Calcite  

EB88AG7: Aggregate of Calcite crystals, very rich with faces and whose length is very much larger than usual for this quarry. The crystals show predominant scalenohedron and rhombohedron forms with slight curvatures on their faces and edges. They are colorless and between translucent and transparent.
The sample is from the Christophe Marot collection (cat. nr.. C7-8), whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
Bagard Quarry, Bagard, Anduze, Alès, Gard, Occitanie  France

Specimen size: 13.8 × 8.3 × 7.7 cm = 5.43” × 3.27” × 3.03”

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

Former collection of Christophe Marot

Fluorescent long & short UV



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

T13RAX7: Scalenohedral crystals with slightly curved faces and edges. On a rock matrix, they are transparent and extraordinarily bright. Some of the crystals are colorless, strongly contrasting with other honey color Calcite crystals. Of a great quality and among the best well known for this locality.
Espira-de-l'Agly, Perpignan, Pyrénées-Orientales, Occitanie  France

Specimen size: 15.5 × 10.5 × 6.5 cm = 6.10” × 4.13” × 2.56”

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




Order

PROVENCE - ALPES - CÒTE D'AZUR

Quartz (variety smoky)
 

EA87S3: Group of Quartz crystals practically dipyramidal, with a scant development of the prism. They are very bright, rich with inclusions and have very evident “window” growths.
Allos Pass, Allos area, Barcelonette, Castellane, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur  France

Specimen size: 9.2 × 5.7 × 4.3 cm = 3.62” × 2.24” × 1.69”




Quartz (variety smoky). Front
Front
Quartz (variety smoky). Side
Side
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