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When Jordi offered me a corner on his web page to publish photos of the pieces that I choose I found it an excellent idea. It goes without saying that the project made me very enthusiastic immediately.

It is my intention to show, through my photographs, my point of view of the beauty of minerals, and I hope to add to that a point of charm, that touch of magic that minerals awaken in all those who view them with delight and admiration.

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JOAQUIM CALLEN'S PHOTO GALLERY

USA

Wulfenite  

 

 

Wulfenite  
Wulfenite. Wulfenite.
Wulfenite.

NT89AJ6
Typically from the classic Red Cloud mine the tabular crystals are very sharp and are implanted on a limonite matrix, showing all of their splendor and beauty with the perfection of the crystal forms and the intensity of their bright red color. The sample is from the Ignacio Hernández collection whose label we will send to the buyer.

Red Cloud Mine, Trigo Mountains, Silver District, La Paz County, Arizona
USA

Former collection of Ignacio Hernández

Specimen size: 8.7 × 5.1 × 2.5 cm = 3.43” × 2.01” × 0.98”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 1 cm = 0.63” × 0.39”

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Mexico

  Rhodochrosite with Hisingerite-Neotocite (Series)

Potosí Mine, Santo Domingo (Francisco Portillo), Santa Eulalia District, Municipio Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua
Mexico

Specimen size: 7.9 × 5.2 × 4 cm = 3.11” × 2.05” × 1.57”

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Rhodochrosite with Hisingerite-Neotocite (Series). Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rhodochrosite with Hisingerite-Neotocite (Series). Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rhodochrosite with Hisingerite-Neotocite (Series). Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén

EMA89AN8
Botryoidal growths of small rhombohedral Rhodochrosite crystals, with very good luster and an a vivid and uniform pink color, covering a botryoidal Hisingerite-Neotocite (Series) matrix. It should be noted that there is a second generation of smaller Hisingerites dotting the botryoidal Rhodochrosite crystals.

 

Recorded under neon light
Rhodochrosite with Hisingerite-Neotocite (Series)

Pyrite with Calcite  

 

 

Pyrite with Calcite  
Pyrite with Calcite.

TE37AI9
A floater group of pyritohedral crystals without minor forms, with very well-defined faces and edges, very bright and partially coated by growths of calcite microcrystals. The specimen is from a locality where good Pyrite specimens are not so common.

Concepción del Oro, Municipio Concepción del Oro, Zacatecas
Mexico

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV

Specimen size: 7.5 × 6.2 × 3.7 cm = 2.95” × 2.44” × 1.46”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 1.2 cm = 0.55” × 0.47”

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  Azurite

Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora
Mexico

12/2013

Specimen size: 4.2 × 2.9 × 2.3 cm = 1.65” × 1.14” × 0.91”

Main crystal size: 2.6 × 1.2 cm = 1.02” × 0.47”

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Azurite. Front
Front
Azurite. Side
Side
Azurite. Side
Side

TA68AG2
"Electric blue" is the proper name that has been given to the color of the best Azurites from Milpillas. Certainly these Azurites seem to have their own light as if they emit light instead of capturing it. This small filigree represents very well that "electric" color as well as the best quality of the Milpillas Azurites.

  Azurite

Malachite after Azurite  

 

 

Malachite after Azurite  
Malachite after Azurite. Front
Front
Malachite after Azurite. Rear
Rear

TP16AI9
Pseudocrystals of Malachite after Azurite in parallel growth on a matrix of fibrous Malachite: bright, with very rich color.

Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora
Mexico

2009

Specimen size: 3.4 × 3 × 2 cm = 1.34” × 1.18” × 0.79”

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  Doubly terminated Malachite after Azurite

Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora
Mexico

2009

Specimen size: 4.2 × 2.3 × 1.9 cm = 1.65” × 0.91” × 0.75”

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Doubly terminated Malachite after Azurite. Front
Front
Doubly terminated Malachite after Azurite. Side
Side

TH16AI9
This is a single, sharp, doubly terminated floater of Malachite pseudomorphous after Azurite, apparently simple, but the polycrystalline growths are full of interesting details.

  Doubly terminated Malachite after Azurite

Malachite after Azurite  

 

 


Recorded under neon light
Malachite after Azurite
 
Malachite after Azurite. Front
Front
Malachite after Azurite. Side
Side
Malachite after Azurite. Rear
Rear

TG99AI9
This is a group of pseudocrystals of Malachite after Azurite, one of them clearly dominant, with very well-defined faces and edges and a very deep color, partially coated by fibrous Malachite.

Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora
Mexico

2009

Specimen size: 9.1 × 5.8 × 5.3 cm = 3.58” × 2.28” × 2.09”

Main crystal size: 5.4 × 3.1 cm = 2.13” × 1.22”

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  Cuprite

Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora
Mexico

08-09/2015

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

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

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Cuprite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Cuprite. Front with incident light / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front with incident light / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Cuprite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén

TMA70AN8
Cuprite crystals formed by the dominant octahedron and cube, beveled by rhombic-dodecahedron faces, with some window growths and with very well defined faces and edges. The crystals, on a rock matrix, are translucent and have a very deep red color, partially masked by their extraordinary luster.

 

Recorded under neon light
Cuprite

Cuprite  

 

 

Cuprite  
Cuprite. Cuprite.
Cuprite.

TA30AG1
Milpillas is in recent times a kind of lighthouse for the fans of minerals from all over the world. Within the extensive catalog of spectacular minerals their Cuprites are not the most recognized, but their quality is very high.

Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora
Mexico

2015

Specimen size: 8.7 × 8 × 4.8 cm = 3.43” × 3.15” × 1.89”

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

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  Brochantite

Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora
Mexico

2012

Specimen size: 5.2 × 4.5 × 4.6 cm = 2.05” × 1.77” × 1.81”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.8 cm = 0.35” × 0.31”

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Brochantite. Brochantite.

TL62AI9
Brochantite crystals from Milpillas are famous for their sharpness and generally excellent quality. Here we have a group of idiomorphic Brochantite crystals with well-defined faces and edges and chisel-like terminations. The specimen’s composition, with large crystals on matrix coated by smaller crystals, makes for fine aesthetics. In my opinion this locality produces the world’s finest Brochantite specimens.

  Brochantite

Brochantite  

 

 

Brochantite  
Brochantite. Brochantite.

TR88AI9
Brochantite specimens from Milpillas have won a well-deserved fame for their excellent quality. In this case, the idiomorphic crystals are elongated,with sharp faces and edges and a very deep green color; the matrix is partially coated by a later generation of brochantite, showing pale green fibrous crystals with satiny luster. In my opinion this locality offers the world’s best Brochantite as judged by crystal size and sharpness, deep color and high luster.

Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora
Mexico

01/2015

Specimen size: 6.2 × 5.4 × 2.6 cm = 2.44” × 2.13” × 1.02”

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

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  Brochantite

Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora
Mexico

2013

Specimen size: 7.7 × 5.6 × 2.5 cm = 3.03” × 2.20” × 0.98”

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Brochantite. Brochantite.
Brochantite.

TA70AG2
Most of the mineral species that the Milpillas mine has produced are the best of the best. The Brochantites are part of this rating and this piece is a good example of it for its excellent color, its richness of crystals, and the fact that the crystals are on a rock matrix.

  Brochantite

Volborthite  

 

 

Volborthite  
Volborthite. Volborthite.

EK57AI9
Milpillas Volborthite specimens are without doubt the world’s best: with their large crystal size and high luster they set a new standard for this rare species. This small specimen shows a rosette-shaped growth of flattened Volborthite crystals on matrix; the rosette is very sharp and deeply colored.
The sample has been noted and photographed in the monograph 'The Milpillas Mine' of the ‘Mineralogical Record‘ magazine on page 619 in the volume 52, number 5, September-October 2021

Milpillas Mine, level 26, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora
Mexico

04/2015

Specimen size: 1.3 × 1.3 × 0.7 cm = 0.51” × 0.51” × 0.28”

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  Boleite with Atacamite-Paratacamite

Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalía (El Boleo), Boleo District, Municipio Mulegé, Baja California Sur
Mexico

Specimen size: 7 × 5 × 4.8 cm = 2.76” × 1.97” × 1.89”

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

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Boleite with Atacamite-Paratacamite. Boleite with Atacamite-Paratacamite.

TE87AG1
Boleite with Atacamite-Paratacamite on matrix. Coming from recent finds in the famous Amelia Mine due to work on the dumps there.

  Boleite with Atacamite-Paratacamite

Fluorite (octahedral)  

 

 

Fluorite (octahedral)  
Fluorite (octahedral). Fluorite (octahedral).
Fluorite (octahedral). Fluorite (octahedral).

TQ51AG1
Creedites are well known from this mine, but their Fluorites are not as well known and yet they are excellent; octahedral and violet and more rarely in very large crystals such as this one. On a base of Quartz and a first generation of green Fluorite, the collector José Luis Vallecillo was right in his choice of this powerful Fluorite.

Navidad Mine, Abasolo, Rodeo, Municipio de Rodeo, Durango
Mexico

Former collection of José Luis Vallecillo

Specimen size: 15.8 × 13.5 × 5.7 cm = 6.22” × 5.31” × 2.24”

Main crystal size: 4.8 × 4.2 cm = 1.89” × 1.65”

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Spain

  Cerussite after Anglesite on Goethite

San Valentín open pit, Sancti Espíritu, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, La Unión, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Region of Murcia (Murcia)
Spain

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez

Specimen size: 9.3 × 8.4 × 5 cm = 3.66” × 3.31” × 1.97”

Main crystal size: 2 × 0.6 cm = 0.79” × 0.24”

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Cerussite after Anglesite on Goethite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Cerussite after Anglesite on Goethite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén

NTV91AN8
Group of very sharp Anglesite crystals pseudomorphed by Cerussite and covered by Goethite which is dominated by iridescence of gold, mauve and blue tones, on matrix,
The specimen, of high quality for the locality, comes from the Miguel David Martínez collection (number 897), whose label we will send to the buyer.

 

Recorded under neon light
Cerussite after Anglesite on Goethite

Cerussite on Goethite  

 

 


Recorded under neon light
Cerussite on Goethite
 
Cerussite on Goethite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Cerussite on Goethite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén

NRF89AN8
Cyclic twins of second generation yellowish white tabular crystals of Cerussite, with very sharp and translucent crystal forms that contrast with the Goethite matrix that presents low iridescence with mostly reddish brown colors.
This specimen comes from the Miguel David Martínez collection (number 822), 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, Region of Murcia (Murcia)
Spain

±1995

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez

Specimen size: 12 × 7.3 × 8.5 cm = 4.72” × 2.87” × 3.35”

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

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  Dolomite

Asturreta Quarry, 'el pozo', Eugui, Esteríbar, Comarca Auñamendi, Chartered Community of Navarre (Navarra)
Spain

±1970

Former collection of Lluís Daunis

Specimen size: 7.2 × 6.5 × 5.2 cm = 2.83” × 2.56” × 2.05”

Main crystal size: 4.2 × 3.5 cm = 1.65” × 1.38”

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Dolomite. Front
Front
Dolomite. Side
Side
Dolomite. Side
Side

DP16AG6
The Daunis collection is a faithful mirror of the minerals that were found in Spain in the 60’s and 70’s. The Asturreta Quarry, specifically the area called "El Pozo," produced in those years the best known Dolomites and Daunis had the ability to get some of them of extraordinary quality. This piece is a good example.

  Dolomite



Portugal

Fluorapatite with Quartz and Muscovite  

 

 

Fluorapatite with Quartz and Muscovite  
Fluorapatite with Quartz and Muscovite. Front
Front
Fluorapatite with Quartz and Muscovite. Side
Side
Fluorapatite with Quartz and Muscovite. Fluorapatite with Quartz and Muscovite.

NP90AG2
The upper levels of the great classic mine of Panasqueira are now producing very good specimens. We have gone from a period of scarcity to the current wealth, but in my opinion we are in a transitory period that may end when the mine goes to different areas. So far several pieces as attractive as this zoned crystal of Fluorapatite have been recovered, isolated and well placed on its matrix of Quartz and Muscovite.

Minas da Panasqueira, levels 0-1, Aldeia de São Francisco de Assis, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Cova da Beira, Centro
Portugal

04/2017

Fluorescent long & short UV

Specimen size: 10.7 × 5.6 × 4.5 cm = 4.21” × 2.20” × 1.77”

Main crystal size: 3.7 × 3.6 cm = 1.46” × 1.42”

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  Fluorite with Quartz, Siderite and Calcite

Minas da Panasqueira, Aldeia de São Francisco de Assis, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Cova da Beira, Centro
Portugal

06/2021

Specimen size: 25.5 × 9.3 × 9.2 cm = 10.04” × 3.66” × 3.62”

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

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Fluorite with Quartz, Siderite and Calcite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Fluorite with Quartz, Siderite and Calcite. Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Fluorite with Quartz, Siderite and Calcite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén

NBA26AN8
Cubic crystals of Fluorite beveled by the rhombo-dodecahedron, translucent and with an intense bluish lilac color, on a Quartz crystal dotted with small cream-colored crystals of Siderite with hexagonal contour, both on the Quartz crystal and on the Fluorite crystals, a fact that shows that a carbonate, in this case Siderite, was the last mineral to form. Different.

 

Recorded under neon light
Fluorite with Quartz, Siderite and Calcite



France

Sphalerite with Calcite and Dolomite  

 

 

Sphalerite with Calcite and Dolomite  
Sphalerite with Calcite and Dolomite. Sphalerite with Calcite and Dolomite.

LT70AK2
The specimen is a perfect aesthetic compendium of Sphalerite, with complex crystals, one of them clearly dominant and very aerial, of unusual size for the locality, with distinct polycrystalline growths and with curvatures on the faces and edge, translucent, lustrous and rich in deep and intense color tones. On matrix, with Dolomite and white rhombohedral crystals of Calcite. The specimen is from the Philippe Morelon collection (No. 1075), whose catalogue entry we will send to the buyer.

La Mure area, La Mure, Matheysine-Trièves, Grenoble, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
France

±1996

Former collection of Philippe Morelon

Specimen size: 4.7 × 4.6 × 2.8 cm = 1.85” × 1.81” × 1.10”

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

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  Sphalerite with Bournonite and Siderite

Le Villaret-Susville, La Mure, Matheysine-Trièves, Grenoble, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
France

1976

Former collection of Alain Martaud

Specimen size: 8.7 × 7.3 × 4.5 cm = 3.43” × 2.87” × 1.77”

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

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Sphalerite with Bournonite and Siderite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Sphalerite with Bournonite and Siderite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Sphalerite with Bournonite and Siderite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén

EXT96AN8
Group of complex equant crystals of Sphalerite, very transparent and lustrous, with an intense color and a lively interior "fire". Large for the deposit and on a matrix of lenticular crystals of Siderite with a very light cream color, and twinned Bournonite crystals.
This specimen comes from the Alain Martaud collection, whose label we will send to the buyer.
The specimen has been photographed and published in the magazine ‘Paragénesis’, number 02/2021, page 100

 

Recorded under neon light
Sphalerite with Bournonite and Siderite

Goethite  

 

 


Recorded under neon light
Goethite
 
Goethite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Goethite. Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Goethite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Goethite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén

EFX99AN8
Very aerial botryoidal growth of brilliant greyish Goethite. Excellent for this locality, being from the Peyrebrune mine itself, from which not many Goethites as remarkable as this one are known.

Peyrebrune Mine, Peyrebrune area, Montredon-Labessonnié, Le Haut Dadou, Castres, Tarn, Occitanie
France

±1975

Specimen size: 12 × 8.8 × 6.3 cm = 4.72” × 3.46” × 2.48”

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  Fluorite with Quartz

Four de Cluzel Mine, Peyrebrune area, Montredon-Labessonnié, Le Haut Dadou, Castres, Tarn, Occitanie
France

04-08/2018

Fluorescent long & short UV

Specimen size: 15.7 × 8.9 × 6.5 cm = 6.18” × 3.50” × 2.56”

Main crystal size: 6 × 5 cm = 2.36” × 1.97”

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

EB12AK2
One of those discoveries due to the good work of amateurs. A treasure recovered in an unexpected place in the abandoned Four de Cluzel Mine. Fluorite crystals, translucent, with extraordinary luster, have a very intense and uniform lemon yellow color and are partially coated, selectively, by small water-clear Quartz crystals. Because of its color, luster and crystal size, these are among the most beautiful French Fluorites.

  Fluorite with Quartz

Pyromorphite  

 

 

Pyromorphite  
Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.

LQ99AK2
Good example of what is expected in a Pyromorphite from Des Farges, and not only because of the intense grass-green color, but also because of the arborescent, very aerial growth, and the definition of the crystals, with their tapering habit and the hoppered ends. A French classic that comes from the Philippe Morelon collection (No. 1080), whose catalogue entry we will send to the buyer.

Des Farges Mine (Les Farges Mine), Ussel, Corrèze, Nouvelle-Aquitaine
France

1979

Former collection of Philippe Morelon

Specimen size: 5.4 × 3.8 × 2.7 cm = 2.13” × 1.50” × 1.06”

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

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  Pyromorphite

Des Farges Mine (Les Farges Mine), Ussel, Corrèze, Nouvelle-Aquitaine
France

Minor fluorescence short UV

Former collection of Philippe Morelon

Specimen size: 5.8 × 4.1 × 4 cm = 2.28” × 1.61” × 1.57”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 0.6 cm = 0.67” × 0.24”

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

LY26AK2
A true classic from Des Farges, both for its crystalline morphology with slightly tapered crystals and good flat terminations, as well as for the excellent luster, the greenish yellow color, the phantoms visible in transmitted light and the geometric yellow-toned color zoning that is brighter around the terminations. A French classic that comes from the Philippe Morelon collection (No. 1085), whose catalogue entry we will send to the buyer.

  Pyromorphite

Pyromorphite  

 

 

Pyromorphite  
Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.
Pyromorphite.

LG91AK2
The elongated shape of the specimen enhances the aesthetics of these crystals on matrix that form very well defined polycrystalline growths, with good pyramidal terminations. The color, unusual for the locality, is cream yellow with greenish tones. A French classic that comes from the Philippe Morelon collection (No. 531), whose catalogue entry we will send to the buyer.

Des Farges Mine (Les Farges Mine), Ussel, Corrèze, Nouvelle-Aquitaine
France

1980

Minor fluorescence short UV

Former collection of Philippe Morelon

Specimen size: 8.2 × 4.4 × 5 cm = 3.23” × 1.73” × 1.97”

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

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  Quartz (variety smoky) with Epidote

Pointe des Périades, Mont Blanc Massif, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
France

07/2010

Former collection of Philippe Morelon

Specimen size: 10.9 × 9.7 × 9.2 cm = 4.29” × 3.82” × 3.62”

Main crystal size: 8.4 × 5.3 cm = 3.31” × 2.09”

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

LK91AK2
A good example of what is expected of an Alpine fissure Smoky Quartz, for its transparency, intense luster and depth of color. Associated with some small Epidote crystals. The sample is from the Philippe Morelon collection (No. 766), whose catalogue entry we will send to the buyer.

  Quartz (variety smoky) with Epidote



Europe (excl. Spain, Portugal and France)

Anhydrite with Celestine  

 

 


Recorded under neon light
Anhydrite with Celestine
 
Anhydrite with Celestine. Front
Front
Anhydrite with Celestine. Rear
Rear
Anhydrite with Celestine. Front with light behind / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front with light behind / Photo: Joaquim Callén

MTA91AN8
Group of sharp Anhydrite crystals in parallel growth, with sharp crystal forms and excellent terminations, between transparent and translucent, with good luster and an intense violet color under artificial light and a flesh color with natural light. They are accompanied by small, completely transparent crystals of Celestine on the front of the specimen. A German classic from an old iron mine.

Konrad Mine, Salzgitter, Lower Saxony/Niedersachsen
Germany

±1975

Specimen size: 12.5 × 7 × 4 cm = 4.92” × 2.76” × 1.57”

Main crystal size: 12.5 × 5.5 cm = 4.92” × 2.17”

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  Smithsonite with Calcite

Kamariza Mines, Agios Konstantinos, Lavrion Mining District, Attikí (Attica) Prefecture
Greece

±1985

Specimen size: 5.3 × 4.1 × 3.2 cm = 2.09” × 1.61” × 1.26”

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Smithsonite with Calcite. Smithsonite with Calcite.

ME14AJ6
Fine and aerial botryoidal growth of rhombohedral crystals that are between yellow and orange, contrasting nicely with white Calcite coatings.

  Smithsonite with Calcite

Azurite  

 

 

Azurite  
Azurite. Azurite.

TN89AG1
Rudabánya is a classic European town famous for its Cuprites replaced by Malachite and although there are also Azurites they are normally of modest quality. This piece, however, is of good quality and size and improves on what is usually seen coming from that mine.

Rudabányai Mountains, Rudabánya, Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén
Hungary

Specimen size: 5.6 × 5 × 4.6 cm = 2.20” × 1.97” × 1.81”

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 0.8 cm = 0.51” × 0.31”

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  Sulphur with Celestine

Racalmuto Mine, Racalmuto, Agrigento (Girgenti) Province, Sicily
Italy

&1950-1960

Celestine very fluorescent long & short UV;

Former collection of Adolf Bull (approximately between 1940-1960)

Specimen size: 14.2 × 9.8 × 7,2 cm = 5.59” × 3.86” × 2.76”

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

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Sulphur with Celestine. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Sulphur with Celestine. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Sulphur with Celestine. Detail
Detail
Sulphur with Celestine.

MFM3AN8
Groups of Sulphur crystals with dipyramidal habit, with very well defined faces and edges, lustrous, between transparent and translucent, on matrix with stalagmitic growths of small white Celestine crystals.

 

Recorded under neon light
Sulphur with Celestine

Grossular (variety hessonite) with Diopside  

 

 

Grossular (variety hessonite) with Diopside  
Grossular (variety hessonite) with Diopside. Grossular (variety hessonite) with Diopside.
Grossular (variety hessonite) with Diopside. Grossular (variety hessonite) with Diopside.

TP48AH3
Thinking of Grossular localities it is very probable that the first in our mind will be Val d’Ala. The crystals, very well defined and combining the forms of the dodecahedron and the trapezohedron, with splendid color and luster and the presence on the matrix of Diopside and Clinochlore crystals do this sample great credit as an Italian classic.

Val d'Ala, Lanzo Valleys (Valli di Lanzo), Metropolitan City of Turin Province, Piedmont (Piemonte)
Italy

Specimen size: 10.3 × 8.2 × 4.5 cm = 4.06” × 3.23” × 1.77”

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

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  Bournonite with Pyrite, Sphalerite and Calcite

Stan Trg (Stari Trg) Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District
Kosovo

03/2020

Specimen size: 11.2 × 9.1 × 7.7 cm = 4.41” × 3.58” × 3.03”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 2.3 cm = 0.98” × 0.91”

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Bournonite with Pyrite, Sphalerite and Calcite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Bournonite with Pyrite, Sphalerite and Calcite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén

MRM73AN8
Twinned Bournonite crystal, isolated, very aerial and large, shiny and on matrix, with complex Pyrite crystals, twinned Sphalerite crystals and small white Calcite crystals. This specimen, from a recent find, recalls the classic bournonites found in the mine in the past. It has been tested that the Bournonite crystal was not mechanically bound to the matrix, corroborating the nature of the specimen.
The specimen has been photographed and published in the magazine ‘Paragénesis’, number 01/2022, page 74 and published in the Bulletin ‘MiniBul A.G.A.B.’ on page 83 of number 3/2022

 

Recorded under neon light
Bournonite with Pyrite, Sphalerite and Calcite

Galena after Pyrrhotite with Pyrite and Sphalerite  

 

 


Recorded under neon light
Galena after Pyrrhotite with Pyrite and Sphalerite
 
Galena after Pyrrhotite with Pyrite and Sphalerite. Front
Front
Galena after Pyrrhotite with Pyrite and Sphalerite. Top
Top
Galena after Pyrrhotite with Pyrite and Sphalerite.

MG30AI6
A sample that reclaims a special attention, both for its spectacular appearance and for its complexity, because the Galena has the pseudomorph shape of parallel growths of old tabular Pyrrhotite crystals coated by Pyrite further recrystallized in small cubic and cubo-octahedral crystals, and with some twinned Sphalerite crystals. Being that the Pyrrhotite is after Galena and not Pyrite (which is the the most typical) the chemical stability of the sample seems assured.

Stan Trg (Stari Trg) Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District
Kosovo

2010

Specimen size: 11.8 × 9.4 × 6.2 cm = 4.65” × 3.70” × 2.44”

Main crystal size: 4 × 2.2 cm = 1.57” × 0.87”

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  Galena with Quartz

Stan Trg (Stari Trg) Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District
Kosovo

2017

Specimen size: 17.6 × 11.3 × 6.5 cm = 6.93” × 4.45” × 2.56”

Main crystal size: 3.6 × 2.5 cm = 1.42” × 0.98”

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

EP40AI6
The well known aesthetics of the Kosovar samples enhance some minerals that are currently considered as “modest,” as is the case with this Galena that forms cubo-octahedral crystals that are twinned according to the spinel-law, some of them flattened, all them extraordinarily bright and on matrix with Quartz crystals.

  Galena with Quartz

Dolomite with Calcite, Pyrite, Arsenopyrite and Quartz  

 

 

Dolomite with Calcite, Pyrite, Arsenopyrite and Quartz  
Dolomite with Calcite, Pyrite, Arsenopyrite and Quartz. Dolomite with Calcite, Pyrite, Arsenopyrite and Quartz.
Dolomite with Calcite, Pyrite, Arsenopyrite and Quartz.

EJ89AG8
The great mining region of Trepča is one of the largest polymetal deposits in the world and it has given for many years exceptional pieces of Sphalerite as well as varied combinations of sulfides and carbonates. This old piece, found before the mine went back to work in 2005, presents an architectural group of large rhombohedral Dolomite crystals partially coated by Calcite crystals and with a cluster of Pyrite crystals on one side of the piece. Small crystals of Arsenopyrite dot the large Dolomite crystals and also some small Quartz crystals complete the combo.

Stan Trg (Stari Trg) Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District
Kosovo

1994-2002

Minor fluorescence short UV

Specimen size: 18.5 × 11.5 × 7.7 cm = 7.28” × 4.53” × 3.03”

Main crystal size: 4 × 3.3 cm = 1.57” × 1.30”

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  Celestine with Sulfur

Machów Mine, Tarnobrzeg, Subcarpathian Voivodeship
Poland

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV. Phosphorescent

Specimen size: 12.2 × 9.6 × 6.8 cm = 4.80” × 3.78” × 2.68”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 0.2 cm = 0.59” × 0.08”

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Celestine with Sulfur. Celestine with Sulfur.

CA91AI6
Relatively common in the eighties the Celestine samples from Machov had a great success in the collectible mineralogical world due both for their strict mineralogical interest and the esthetic appearance of the crystals, elongated and transparent, often with smoky shades and extraordinarily bright. They are currently considered as classics of mineralogy and there are few samples for collectors. To all this we must add that the Celestine has the unusual property of being phosphorescent (during 1-2 seconds)

  Celestine with Sulfur

Kermesite with Calcite  

 

 

Kermesite with Calcite  
Kermesite with Calcite. Kermesite with Calcite.
Kermesite with Calcite.

EP69AJ6
Radial and fan-like aggregates of acicular Kermesite crystals. They are extraordinarily bright and have an intense deep red color, on matrix with small white Calcite crystals.

Kolársky vrch, Pezinok, Pezinok District, Bratislava Region
Slovak Republic

2005

Specimen size: 6.6 × 6 × 2.9 cm = 2.60” × 2.36” × 1.14”

Main crystal size: 2 × 0.3 cm = 0.79” × 0.12”

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  Pyromorphite

Roughton Gill, Caldbeck Fells, Allerdale, former Cumberland, Cumbria
England / United Kingdom

Minor fluorescence short UV

Specimen size: 5 × 4.3 × 3.1 cm = 1.97” × 1.69” × 1.22”

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

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Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.
Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.

ET92AG6
We love the classics, and when they are good then it is the best! This classic from England easily was found 100 years ago and reflects very well a period in the history of minerals in which the United Kingdom was the reference for many mineral species, including Pyromorphite.
The Moutet collection from Marseille is the origin of this piece and the label of the prestigious shop Deyrolle de Paris that accompanies it is as historic as the Pyromorphite itself.

  Pyromorphite



FSU

Calcite with Aragonite  

 

 

Calcite with Aragonite  
Calcite with Aragonite. Front
Front
Calcite with Aragonite. Side
Side
Calcite with Aragonite.

TX97AH3
You can opine, perhaps, that Calcite is a “modest” species, but it can also reach unexpected heights of elegance as in the case of this complete crystal that is clear, colorless, very rich in faces and has additional elongated Calcite and Aragonite crystals with curious parallel growths. Due to its special transparency, the Calcite crystal has a high birrefringence that allows one to see “double” images through it.

Verkhnii Mine, Dalnegorsk, Dalnegorsk Urban District, Primorsky Krai
Russia

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV

Specimen size: 4.4 × 3.7 × 2.9 cm = 1.73” × 1.46” × 1.14”

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

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  Quartz (variety red quartz) with Quartz

Second Sovetskii Mine, Dalnegorsk, Dalnegorsk Urban District, Primorsky Krai
Russia

±1998

Specimen size: 17.5 × 9.3 × 6.8 cm = 6.89” × 3.66” × 2.68”

Main crystal size: 5.9 × 0.7 cm = 2.32” × 0.28”

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Quartz (variety red quartz) with Quartz. Front
Front
Quartz (variety red quartz) with Quartz. Rear
Rear
Quartz (variety red quartz) with Quartz.

EB66AG6
Between 1997 and 1998 there appeared in the 2nd Sovietskii Mine from Dalnegorsk specimens of red Quartz with a very different habit from the usual, elongated, crisscrossed, and forming very "sculptural" groups. Although at that time it was thought that they would continue to come out, as soon as they appeared they disappeared and they have not been seen again. From that extraordinary time we have rescued this elegant specimen in which the red Quartz is partially covered with white Quartz.

  Quartz (variety red quartz) with Quartz

Octahedral Fluorite with Pyrite and Quartz  

 

 

Octahedral Fluorite with Pyrite and Quartz  
Octahedral Fluorite with Pyrite and Quartz. Octahedral Fluorite with Pyrite and Quartz.

FF71AI9
An aesthetic group of octahedral Fluorite crystals with polycrystalline growths on the edges. The translucent Fluorite crystals have a very deep violet color, and they share their matrix with cubic Pyrite crystals and small Quartz crystals. The specimen is from a mine which went extinct many years ago.

Akchatau Mine, Akchatau, Shet, Karaganda Region
Kazakhstan

Specimen size: 15.5 × 12.8 × 3.8 cm = 6.10” × 5.04” × 1.50”

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

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Morocco

  Gold (spinel twin)

Aouint Ighoman, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region
Morocco

09/2021

With analysis copy

Specimen size: 2 × 1.8 × 1.1 cm = 0.79” × 0.71” × 0.43”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 0.3 cm = 0.71” × 0.12”

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Gold (spinel twin). Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold (spinel twin). Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén

EFA91AN8
Very stylized parallel growths, on a ferruginous rock matrix of Gold crystals of very well defined morphology, with the dominant forms of the octahedron, with distinct spinel-law twinning and curious hooked terminations.
The material has been carefully analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.

 

Recorded under neon light
Gold (spinel twin)

Gold (spinel twin)  

 

 


Recorded under neon light
Gold (spinel twin)
 
Gold (spinel twin). Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold (spinel twin). Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén

TC8AN8
Very stylized parallel growth of Gold crystals.
The material has been carefully analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.

Aouint Ighoman, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region
Morocco

2020

With analysis copy

Weight: 1.2 grams

Specimen size: 3.5 × 0.6 × 0.1 cm = 1.38” × 0.24” × 0.04”

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  Gold (spinel twin)

Aouint Ighoman, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region
Morocco

09/2021

With analysis copy

Weight: 1.8 grams

Specimen size: 4.4 × 0.4 × 0.3 cm = 1.73” × 0.16” × 0.12”

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Gold (spinel twin). Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold (spinel twin). Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén

ETR2AN8
Very stylized parallel growth of Gold crystals of very sharp morphology, with the dominant forms of the octahedron, with very distinct spinel-law twins and curious hooked terminations.
The material has been carefully analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.

 

Recorded under neon light
Gold (spinel twin)

Baryte with inclusions  

 

 

Baryte with inclusions  
Baryte with inclusions. Front
Front
Baryte with inclusions. Side
Side

DP6AK1
Apparently simple but very balanced, rich in nuances and with many contrasts. Bright crystals with a parallel growth of very sharp, hyaline and brilliant. The matrix is also Baryte as a first phase of growth, translucent and cream colored. A Moroccan classic. The sample is from the Daunis collection.

M'Rirt, Khénifra Province, Béni Mellal-Khénifra Region
Morocco

Former collection of Lluís Daunis

Specimen size: 4 × 3.8 × 2.4 cm = 1.57” × 1.50” × 0.94”

Main crystal size: 1.9 × 1.8 cm = 0.75” × 0.71”

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  Vanadinite with Gypsum and Baryte

ACF Mine, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region
Morocco

2001

Former collection of Josep Amigó (Silvane)

Specimen size: 6.3 × 5.2 × 3.1 cm = 2.48” × 2.05” × 1.22”

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

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Vanadinite with Gypsum and Baryte. Vanadinite with Gypsum and Baryte.
Vanadinite with Gypsum and Baryte. Vanadinite with Gypsum and Baryte.

AB16AK1
The best possible color for the Vanadinite! The crystals on a white Baryte matrix have very sharp faces and edges, some very marked hopper growths and they are translucent and extraordinarily bright. A specimen that can compete wonderfully with the best quality of the latest finds of Vanadinite in Morocco and that comes from the collection of Josep Amigó (Silvane) whose label we will send to the buyer.

  Vanadinite with Gypsum and Baryte

Pyrite with Quartz  

 

 

Pyrite with Quartz  
Pyrite with Quartz. Front
Front
Pyrite with Quartz. Side
Side
Pyrite with Quartz.

EV86AK1
Aesthetic aggregate of cubic Pyrite crystals with very clear polycrystalline surfaces, bright and with curvatures of the faces and edges. Partially coated by small white crystals of Quartz.

Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region
Morocco

04/2018

Specimen size: 7.2 × 5.8 × 6 cm = 2.83” × 2.28” × 2.36”

Main crystal size: 2.3 × 2.1 cm = 0.91” × 0.83”

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  Azurite with Baryte

El Fecht prospects, El Fecht, Oumjrane, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region
Morocco

04-05/2015

Specimen size: 3.8 × 2 × 2.4 cm = 1.50” × 0.79” × 0.94”

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Azurite with Baryte. Front
Front
Azurite with Baryte. Side
Side
Azurite with Baryte.

EL66AK1
The intensity of color and the brightness of the crystals are simply superb. They are translucent and very sharp with very well defined faces and edges and are partially coated by small crystals of white Baryte. A little gem.

  Azurite with Baryte

Malachite xx  

 

 

Malachite xx  
Malachite xx. Malachite xx.
Malachite xx.

ED27AK1
Curious distribution of primary Malachite crystals in small parallel groups of sharp, elongated and very intense and deep colored crystals. The primary Malachite is very rare at this locality.

Tazalarht mining area, Taroudant Province, Souss-Massa Region
Morocco

2017

Specimen size: 7.1 × 6.5 × 4 cm = 2.80” × 2.56” × 1.57”

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

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  Erythrite

Bou Azzer mining district, Drâa-Tafilalet Region
Morocco

±2003

Former collection of Raúl Sanabria

Specimen size: 5.8 × 5 × 4.8 cm = 2.28” × 1.97” × 1.89”

Main crystal size: 2.1 × 0.4 cm = 0.83” × 0.16”

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Erythrite. Erythrite.
Erythrite. Erythrite.

EK86AK1
An atypical Erythrite in which two generations coexist, a first generation of very sharp crystals with a very intense and vivid color, and a second generation with small elongated crystals with a much lighter color.
The sample is from the Raúl Sanabria collection whose label we will send to the buyer.

  Erythrite

Djurleite-Chalcocite intergrowth with Calcite  

 

 

Djurleite-Chalcocite intergrowth with Calcite  
Djurleite-Chalcocite intergrowth with Calcite. Djurleite-Chalcocite intergrowth with Calcite.
Djurleite-Chalcocite intergrowth with Calcite.

TH16AK1
Surprising is the morphological perfection of the laminar crystals, on matrix, very sharp, bright and with a very well defined hexagonal contour. The analysis, which we will send a copy of to the buyer, indicates an intimate growth of Djurleite and Chalcocite with Djurleite dominant.

Aït Ahmane (auxiliary shaft), Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region
Morocco

11/2014-05/2015

Specimen size: 3 × 2.9 × 0.7 cm = 1.18” × 1.14” × 0.28”

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

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  Djurleite-Chalcocite intergrowth

Aït Ahmane (auxiliary shaft), Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region
Morocco

11/2014-05/2015

Specimen size: 7.2 × 5.3 × 2.4 cm = 2.83” × 2.09” × 0.94”

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

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Djurleite-Chalcocite intergrowth. Front
Front
Djurleite-Chalcocite intergrowth.
Djurleite-Chalcocite intergrowth. Rear
Rear

TB37AG6
There are few good Djurleites left from the ones recovered at the Aït Ahmane Mine between 2014 and 2015. We were lucky to be able to gain access to the finest pieces during Tucson 2017 and we still have some of great quality. This one in particular is the best we have left. These large crystals with good definition, both on the front and on the back, and with some minor matrix makes an excellent specimen.

  Djurleite-Chalcocite intergrowth

Chalcostibite with Azurite and Malachite  

 

 

Chalcostibite with Azurite and Malachite  
Chalcostibite with Azurite and Malachite. Front
Front
Chalcostibite with Azurite and Malachite. Rear
Rear

TF99AK1
A rare species with many attractions including the profiled and simple shapes of the two crystals, and their blue color, and dramatized by the partial substitution by Azurite and the subsequent substitution in some areas by green Malachite. An excellent classic from Morocco.

Rar el Anz, Oued Cherrat (Cherrat Wadi), Chaouia-Ouardigha, Casablanca Prefecture, Casablanca-Settat Region
Morocco

Specimen size: 5.4 × 4.6 × 2.4 cm = 2.13” × 1.81” × 0.94”

Main crystal size: 3 × 2.5 cm = 1.18” × 0.98”

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  Anglesite with Galena

Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region
Morocco

Fluorescent long & short UV

Specimen size: 7 × 3.4 × 3 cm = 2.76” × 1.34” × 1.18”

Main crystal size: 6.6 × 1.6 cm = 2.60” × 0.63”

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Anglesite with Galena. Front
Front
Anglesite with Galena. Side
Side

TD29AK1
The Anglesite is surely one of the species, along with the Azurite and the Cerussite, that has given most fame to the Touissit Mine. In this case it is a specimen with very sharp crystals, one of them clearly dominant, with considerable length, doubly terminated, translucent, bright with a light yellow color and on matrix.

  Anglesite with Galena

Azurite with Malachite  

 

 

Azurite with Malachite  
Azurite with Malachite. Azurite with Malachite.
Azurite with Malachite. Azurite with Malachite.

EJ68AK1
Very bright Azurite crystals with very marked parallel growths, perfect terminations and on matrix. With Galena and Malachite, a Touissit classic.

Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region
Morocco

Specimen size: 8.6 × 6.2 × 6.8 cm = 3.39” × 2.44” × 2.68”

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

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  Fluorite

Aghbala, Béni Mellal Province, Béni Mellal-Khénifra Region
Morocco

2017

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Specimen size: 6.7 × 6.3 × 6 cm = 2.64” × 2.48” × 2.36”

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Fluorite. Front
Front
Fluorite. Side
Side

NA37AK1
Really peculiar is this cubic Fluorite, a floater with very marked polycrystalline growths, translucent and with geometric color zoning, more intense in the nucleus of the crystal. With geometric cavities that suggest the previous existence of trigonal crystals, probably Calcite, that have subsequently dissolved. The locality is very little known and even less known for pieces of this quality.

  Fluorite



Africa (excl. Morocco)

Scepter Quartz (variety smoky)  

 

 

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

TN56AG8
Sceptered Quartz variety smoky from an isolated find in which the upper part of the crystals is of an excellent smoky color and the lower part on which the scepter grows is milky Quartz with faces coated by parallel growths of small crystals, also Quartz.

Steinkopf, Namakwa District (Namaqualand), Northern Cape Province
South Africa

08/2010

Specimen size: 4.4 × 3.8 × 2.3 cm = 1.73” × 1.50” × 0.91”

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  Grandidierite with Feldspar

Tranomaro Commune, Tranomaro-Maromby area, Amboasary District, Anosy Region (Fort Dauphin Region), Toliara Province (Tuléar)
Madagascar

02-06/2017

Specimen size: 3.9 × 1 × 0.3 cm = 1.54” × 0.39” × 0.12”

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Grandidierite with Feldspar. Front
Front
Grandidierite with Feldspar. Rear
Rear

TM49AI2
Some minerals are fortunate, either for the time they were discovered, or by the circumstances of their discovery or even by the place where they were found and beyond their greater or lesser beauty, of having become true myths of mineralogy. This is what happens with the Grandidierite of which, in addition, recent discoveries of an exceptional quality have been made to date, as is the case with this splendid individual flattened crystal with faces and edges unusually sharp and with the top termination very well defined while the lower termination is polycrystalline and somewhat rough. The crystal is bright, between transparent and translucent and it has a very deep and uniform bluish-green color.

  Grandidierite with Feldspar

Rhodochrosite  

 

 

Rhodochrosite  
Rhodochrosite. Rhodochrosite.
Rhodochrosite.

MQ53AG6
In 2017 in the N'Chwaning I Mine some manual work for the extraction of collector’s specimens was reinitiated. This fine Rhodochrosite is a good example of the result of this work. Good color and great luster are the hallmarks of this piece.

N'Chwaning I Mine, N'Chwaning mining area, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field (KMF), Northern Cape Province
South Africa

2017

Specimen size: 5.7 × 5 × 3.1 cm = 2.24” × 1.97” × 1.22”

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

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  Beryl

Fianarantsoa Province
Madagascar

Specimen size: 8 × 3.1 × 3 cm = 3.15” × 1.22” × 1.18”

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Beryl. Front
Front
Beryl. Front
Front
Beryl. Side
Side
Beryl.

EX89AJ6
The sample, a single crystal, is a complete floater with an uncommon morphological appearance. It has a base with two opposite polycrystalline terminal areas and an enlargement of the crystal that finishes with a very acute pyramid. To the curiosity of the crystal shape we must add the attractive color, between green and yellow.

  Beryl



Brazil

Beryl (variety heliodor)  

 

 

Beryl (variety heliodor)  
Beryl (variety heliodor). Front
Front
Beryl (variety heliodor). Front
Front
Beryl (variety heliodor). Top
Top

TM54AJ6
The crystal, completely transparent, is very bright and very rich with pyramidal terminal faces. It is notable for its luster, its clarity and its intense yellow color. A small jewel we will send in the original Perkin’s box from the R.J. Noble collection, also containing the collection label on which it appears that it previously was in the Bob Sullivan collection.

Barra de Salinas, Coronel Murta, Jequitinhonha, Minas Gerais
Brazil

Former collection of Bob Noble

Specimen size: 3.1 × 0.3 × 0.8 cm = 1.22” × 0.12” × 0.31”

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  Elbaite with Mica and Quartz

Araçuaí, Jequitinhonha, Minas Gerais
Brazil

Former collection of José Luis Vallecillo

Specimen size: 11.7 × 8.2 × 5 cm = 4.61” × 3.23” × 1.97”

Main crystal size: 6.8 × 2 cm = 2.68” × 0.79”

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Elbaite with Mica and Quartz. Front
Front
Elbaite with Mica and Quartz. Rear
Rear
Elbaite with Mica and Quartz. Top
Top

TF90AI2
The gemstone deposits of the Brazilian pegmatites will never cease to amaze us. This is the case with this specimen, rich in elongated crystals of Elbaite with a considerable variety of terminal forms (many recrystallized), a bright green color and in a Quartz matrix, and with leafy aggregates of a Mica which, according their violet shades, could be 'lepidolite'

  Elbaite with Mica and Quartz

Quartz (variety smoky)  

 

 

Quartz (variety smoky)  
Quartz (variety smoky). Front
Front
Quartz (variety smoky). Rear
Rear

NF90AJ6
Very aerial polycrystalline growth of very bright and transparent crystals with sharp 'window' growths. An old Brazilian sample, a classic.

Minas Gerais
Brazil

Former collection of José Luis Vallecillo

Specimen size: 20.3 × 12.8 × 5.3 cm = 7.99” × 5.04” × 2.09”

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South America (excl. Brazil)

  Copper with Calcite and Malachite

Manto Cuba Mine, San Pedro de Cachiyuyo, Inca de Oro, Chañaral Province, Atacama Region
Chile

Specimen size: 7 × 4.5 × 3.4 cm = 2.76” × 1.77” × 1.34”

Order
Copper with Calcite and Malachite. Front
Front
Copper with Calcite and Malachite. Rear
Rear

MV37AJ6
Surely this ample offers the most classic image of what a native Copper sample should be, with delicate and very well balanced arborescent growths of crystals with rounded faces and edges and with the precise matrix to give it the necessary esthetic character.

  Copper with Calcite and Malachite

Gold with Quartz  

 

 

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

MF98AJ6
Colombian Gold samples with a certain esthetic quality are really rare so we must note the finesse and the richness of the leafy Gold growths of the sample we present here, a sample that comes from the Raúl Sanabria collection whose label we will send to the buyer.

Los Delirios claim, Delirios III cut, Municipio Vetas, Soto Province, Santander Department
Colombia

01/2018

Former collection of Raúl Sanabria

Specimen size: 5.4 × 2.6 × 1.4 cm = 2.13” × 1.02” × 0.55”

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  Tetrahedrite (silver rich variety) with Chalcopyrite and Quartz

Pulacayo Mine, Huanchaca, Antonio Quijarro Province, Potosí Department
Bolivia

± 1925

Former collection of John S. White

Specimen size: 6.7 × 4.7 × 2.3 cm = 2.64” × 1.85” × 0.91”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 1.4 cm = 0.63” × 0.55”

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Tetrahedrite (silver rich variety) with Chalcopyrite and Quartz. Tetrahedrite (silver rich variety) with Chalcopyrite and Quartz.
Tetrahedrite (silver rich variety) with Chalcopyrite and Quartz. Tetrahedrite (silver rich variety) with Chalcopyrite and Quartz.

MB91AG1
This elegant silver-rich Tetrahedrite with Chalcopyrite and Quartz has a long history with labels starting in 1925 by Franz Ding and ending with John S. White. At that time the silver-rich Tetrahedrite was called "Freibergite", that name has come with the label but an analysis have proven that it is not "Freibergite" but silver-rich Tetrahedrite. Although the photos may look like there is a broken crystal the piece is perfect and has no damage. We will send labels and the analysis to the buyer of the specimen.

  Tetrahedrite (silver rich variety) with Chalcopyrite and Quartz

Rhodochrosite with Quartz  

 

 


Recorded under neon light
Rhodochrosite with Quartz
 
Rhodochrosite with Quartz. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rhodochrosite with Quartz. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén

EAP47AN8
Coralloidal growths of very lustrous rhombohedral Rhodochrosite microcrystals with an intense and uniform pink color, on matrix, with small Quartz crystals. Similar specimens, paler in color, were found in the same mine and time period, which turned out to be manganese-rich calcites, while these specimens with a more intense hue have turned out on analysis to be authentic rhodochrosites. We will send a copy of this new analysis to the buyer.

Austria Duvas Mine, Morococha District, Yauli Province, Junín Department
Peru

07/2021

Specimen size: 9.2 × 7.5 × 4.4 cm = 3.62” × 2.95” × 1.73”

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

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  Pyrite

Huanzala Mine, Huallanca District, Dos de Mayo Province, Huánuco Department
Peru

Specimen size: 8.6 × 6.2 × 4.8 cm = 3.39” × 2.44” × 1.89”

Main crystal size: 4.3 × 3.7 cm = 1.69” × 1.46”

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Pyrite. Pyrite.

MC56AI9
The Pyrite crystals on this specimen are perfect examples of the pyritohedron form, and they are very sharp and bright.
The specimen is from the collection of Enrique Moës, whose label we will send to the buyer.

  Pyrite

Arsenic  

 

 

Arsenic  
Arsenic. Arsenic.
Arsenic.

NF89AG8
A little-known mine, La Paloma, in the district of Quiruvilca, Peru, gives some curious specimens like this botryoidal Arsenic, with a certain beauty despite the modest aesthetics that this species usually has. Also on matrix, visible since it is white.

La Paloma Mine, Quiruvilca District, Santiago de Chuco Province, La Libertad Department
Peru

2008

Specimen size: 12.3 × 9.6 × 4.8 cm = 4.84” × 3.78” × 1.89”

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China

  Malachite

Shilu Mine, Yangchun, Yangjiang Prefecture, Guangdong Province
China

±1995

Specimen size: 8.5 × 7.7 × 3.8 cm = 3.35” × 3.03” × 1.50”

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Malachite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Malachite. Top / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Top / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Malachite. Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén

ERB50AN8
Very aesthetic botryoidal growths of Malachite, with bands of different shades of green and an intense silky luster which gives it a peculiar chatoyant appearance.

 

Recorded under neon light
Malachite

Chalcocite with Chalcopyrite  

 

 

Chalcocite with Chalcopyrite  
Chalcocite with Chalcopyrite. Front
Front
Chalcocite with Chalcopyrite. Rear
Rear
Chalcocite with Chalcopyrite.

TF17AJ9
The beauty of modest and rare form and color. An aerial group of strongly elongated Chalcocite crystals with very well defined faces and edges, arborescent recrystallizations on terminations and coated by fine botryoidal growths of iridescent Chalcopyrite that have dominant blue and green metallic shades. We know from existing references that Djurleite partially substitutes for most of the crystals.

Tongshankou Mine, Edong, Daye, Huangshi Prefecture, Hubei Province
China

2013

Specimen size: 3.9 × 3.5 × 1.4 cm = 1.54” × 1.38” × 0.55”

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  Gold with Quartz

Dongbeizhai Mine, Songpan, Ngawa Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province
China

2014-2015

Weight: 7.4 grams

Specimen size: 2.4 × 2.3 × 1.1 cm = 0.94” × 0.91” × 0.43”

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

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

TR76AJ9
Very aerial and elegant group of Gold crystals with the well-defined crystalline forms of the octahedron and the dodecahedron. They are elongated, some of them with “window” and skeletal growths and some laminar forms.

  Gold with Quartz

Valentinite  

 

 

Valentinite  
Valentinite. Valentinite.
Valentinite. Valentinite.

EA92AJ9
Different from the more well-known Bolivian Valentinite, this one is in spheroidal aggregates of radial acicular crystals that are on a limonite matrix, have very well defined faces and edges, are very bright and have a uniform yellow color.

Xikuangshan Sb deposit, Lengshuijiang, Loudi Prefecture, Hunan Province
China

2017

Specimen size: 9.4 × 9.2 × 4.3 cm = 3.70” × 3.62” × 1.69”

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  Sphalerite with Galena and Quartz

Tongren Mine, Tongren, Tongren Prefecture, Guizhou Province
China

Specimen size: 14.5 × 10.4 × 8.3 cm = 5.71” × 4.09” × 3.27”

Main crystal size: 4 × 3.3 cm = 1.57” × 1.30”

Order
Sphalerite with Galena and Quartz. Sphalerite with Galena and Quartz.
Sphalerite with Galena and Quartz.

TV50AJ9
Very well known in mineral collecting the beauty of these complex Sphalerite crystals never ceases to amaze us. They are translucent, very bright and with a very deep color, on a matrix coated bay small Quartz crystals and cubo-octahedral Galena crystals with very well defined faces and edges.

  Sphalerite with Galena and Quartz

Pyromorphite  

 

 

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

TB49AH3
Accustomed to a very different esthetics on Pyromorphite samples from the Daoping mine, the finds between 2012 and 2013 surprised us with these very aerial and stylized shapes, whose crystals have very well defined faces and edges and showing a color and luster of great quality.

Daoping Mine, Gongcheng, Guilin Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region
China

2012

Specimen size: 4.9 × 2 × 2 cm = 1.93” × 0.79” × 0.79”

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

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  Pyromorphite with Plumbogummite

Yangshuo Mine, Yangshuo, Guilin Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region
China

01/2015

Fluorescent short UV

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

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 1 cm = 0.98” × 0.39”

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Pyromorphite with Plumbogummite. Front
Front
Pyromorphite with Plumbogummite. Rear
Rear

TR91AJ9
One of the attractive aspects of the sample is the contrast between the dark crystalline matrix and the pale shades of the elongated Pyromorphite crystals, a lot of them doubly terminated, with hollow terminations and partially coated and replaced by Plumbogummite of a pale blue color.

  Pyromorphite with Plumbogummite

Plumbogummite with Pyromorphite  

 

 

Plumbogummite with Pyromorphite  
Plumbogummite with Pyromorphite. Plumbogummite with Pyromorphite.
Plumbogummite with Pyromorphite.

MA86AH3
Plumbogummite growths that are between botryoidal and stalactitic. They have an intense greenish-blue color and velvety surfaces and they have empty cores with the shape of lost Pyromorphite crystals as well as some yellow traces of these former Pyromorphite crystals. The sample has been analyzed and we’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.

Yangshuo Mine, Yangshuo, Guilin Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region
China

02/2014

Specimen size: 5.9 × 4.4 × 3.9 cm = 2.32” × 1.73” × 1.54”

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

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  Calcite

Fuzichong, Cenxi, Wuzhou Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region
China

± 2002

Fluorescent long & short UV

Specimen size: 11.5 × 8 × 5 cm = 4.53” × 3.15” × 1.97”

Main crystal size: 6 × 5 cm = 2.36” × 1.97”

Order
Calcite. Calcite.

MR88AG1
Yes, it is Calcite, a very common species, but check out the crystallographic habit of this group of crystals and their light pink color. Different…

  Calcite

Fluorite with Baryte  

 

 

Fluorite with Baryte  
Fluorite with Baryte. Front
Front
Fluorite with Baryte. Side
Side
Fluorite with Baryte. Rear
Rear

EJ87AH3
Esthetics and mineralogy are joined on this elongated Fluorite sample, with Fluorite crystal cubes that are translucent, with a lilac color on their interior and strongly saturated violet color on their edges, and they are partially coated by Baryte on the back. They have grown around a fine elongated Stibnite crystal that is partially visible due to the transparency of the Fluorite.
The specimen has been published in the book 'China II', by Berthold Ottens, on page 371

Weishan, Dali Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province
China

2016

Specimen size: 6 × 1.8 × 1.8 cm = 2.36” × 0.71” × 0.71”

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

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  Octahedral Fluorite with Quartz, Calcite and Dolomite

Huanggang Mines, Hexigten Banner (Kèshíkèténg Qí), Ulanhad (Chifeng), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region
China

2014

Specimen size: 6.4 × 3.2 × 5.3 cm = 2.52” × 1.26” × 2.09”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 2 cm = 0.98” × 0.79”

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Octahedral Fluorite with Quartz, Calcite and Dolomite. Front
Front
Octahedral Fluorite with Quartz, Calcite and Dolomite. Side
Side

MP88AJ9
A very well balanced sample which spotlights their transparency and the luster and diaphaneity of the octahedral Fluorite crystals beveled by the dodecahedron and the cube, and the right matrix with Quartz, Calcite and Dolomite.

  Octahedral Fluorite with Quartz, Calcite and Dolomite

Fluorite  

 

 

Fluorite  
Fluorite. Fluorite.

ET96AH3
Even the most well known occurrences can adopt different forms, new or attractive, as this irregular surface completely recrystallized on both of its ends by transparent cubic Fluorite crystals with an intense violet color. Similar to a geode, but fully upholstered by Fluorite crystals “in” and “out” at the same time…

Huanggang Mines, Hexigten Banner (Kèshíkèténg Qí), Ulanhad (Chifeng), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region
China

Specimen size: 16.2 × 9.3 × 5.4 cm = 6.38” × 3.66” × 2.13”

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

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  Hematite with Quartz

Huanggang Mines, Hexigten Banner (Kèshíkèténg Qí), Ulanhad (Chifeng), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region
China

2013

Specimen size: 9.5 × 3.1 × 5.2 cm = 3.74” × 1.22” × 2.05”

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Hematite with Quartz. Hematite with Quartz.
Hematite with Quartz.

TL68AJ9
The sample is especially attractive due the contrast between the thin and sharp forms of the rosette aggregates of the laminar Hematite crystals, very bright, and the rounded outlines of the aggregates of white Quartz crystals with the “artichoke-like” shape.

  Hematite with Quartz

Quartz with inclusions, Calcite-Dolomite and Magnetite  

 

 

Quartz with inclusions, Calcite-Dolomite and Magnetite  
Quartz with inclusions, Calcite-Dolomite and Magnetite. Front
Front
Quartz with inclusions, Calcite-Dolomite and Magnetite. Side
Side
Quartz with inclusions, Calcite-Dolomite and Magnetite.

EV97AJ9
Perhaps simply Quartz but it has a surprising variety of forms and morphological changes, with parallel growths on the scepter terminations, dipyramidal, with a short prism (in some cases those faces are nonexistent or poorly visible and such crystals have sometimes been erroneously described as β-Quartz). The Quartz group is very rich in inclusions and partially coated by small, white Calcite-Dolomite crystals.

Huanggang Mines, Hexigten Banner (Kèshíkèténg Qí), Ulanhad (Chifeng), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region
China

2014

Specimen size: 11.2 × 3.5 × 4.8 cm = 4.41” × 1.38” × 1.89”

Main crystal size: 9.7 × 3.1 cm = 3.82” × 1.22”

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  Ilvaite with Quartz

Huanggang Mines, Hexigten Banner (Kèshíkèténg Qí), Ulanhad (Chifeng), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region
China

10/2010

Specimen size: 7 × 6.5 × 4.2 cm = 2.76” × 2.56” × 1.65”

Main crystal size: 6.5 × 2.7 cm = 2.56” × 1.06”

Order
Ilvaite with Quartz. Front
Front
Ilvaite with Quartz. Side
Side

MR90AH3
The year 2010 saw the ringing of the bell of the first great samples arriving from Huanggang, a mining area of which little had been spoken of until that moment. Among the novelties there were some Ilvaite samples with crystals of great size with very well defined faces and frequently with Quartz crystals. In a very short time these samples became classic, not only for China but also for the rest of the world.

  Ilvaite with Quartz

Quartz with Helvine and Hematite (variety iron rose)  

 

 

Quartz with Helvine and Hematite (variety iron rose)  
Quartz with Helvine and Hematite (variety iron rose). Quartz with Helvine and Hematite (variety iron rose).
Quartz with Helvine and Hematite (variety iron rose).

TB50AJ9
Another sample with great impact, a group of clear Quartz crystals with reddish zones due to Hematite inclusions and partially coated by rosette aggregates (iron rose variety) of laminar Hematite crystals and a group of dipyramidal Helvine crystals. The Helvine, from the East Ujimqin Banner area and not from the classic Huanggang mine but from the Qagan Obo deposit, has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.

Qagan Obo deposit (Rongguan), Diyanqinamu mining district, East Ujimqin Banner (Dongwu Qi), Xilin Gol League (Xilinguole Prefecture), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region
China

05/2016

Specimen size: 17.2 × 6.7 × 5.3 cm = 6.77” × 2.64” × 2.09”

Main crystal size: 17.2 × 2.4 cm = 6.77” × 0.94”

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  Roweite with Olshanskyite, Magnetite and Andradite

Shijiangshan Mine, Yinwu, Linxi, Ulanhad League, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region
China

04/2017

Specimen size: 6.4 × 4.6 × 4.1 cm = 2.52” × 1.81” × 1.61”

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Roweite with Olshanskyite, Magnetite and Andradite. Roweite with Olshanskyite, Magnetite and Andradite.
Roweite with Olshanskyite, Magnetite and Andradite. Roweite with Olshanskyite, Magnetite and Andradite.

EA89AJ9
If the variation is pleasant, what better than this association of four species, two of them (Roweite and Olshanskyite) very rare? The Roweite is in aggregates of laminar crystals of great size and quality for what has been known for the species, and it is on matrix, with very sharp, clear and colorless Olshanskyite crystals, small Andradite crystals and octahedral Magnetite crystals. The Roweite crystals are neatly differentiated and have well defined faces and edges with a light creamy color. The quality of these specimens is undoubtedly superior to what was previously known, both for the individuality of the crystals and for their sharpness, but also for their association with first level Olshanskyite crystals, which makes them deserving to be in the best private collections and museums. We have analyzed samples to confirm the identity of the different species and we’ll send a copy of the analyses to the buyer.

  Roweite with Olshanskyite, Magnetite and Andradite



Asia (excl. China) - Australia

Lazurite with Calcite and Escapolite (Group)  

 

 

Lazurite with Calcite and Escapolite (Group)  
Lazurite with Calcite and Escapolite (Group). Lazurite with Calcite and Escapolite (Group).
Lazurite with Calcite and Escapolite (Group).

EQ96AG1
The good definition and morphology of this Lazurite on Calcite takes us back to the time in which from this locality the "lapislazuli" was extracted and distributed throughout the world via the Silk Road.

Ladjuar Medam, Sar-e Sang, Koksha Valley, Khash & Kuran Wa Munjan Districts, Badakhshan Province
Afghanistan

Scapolite Fluorescent long & short UV

Specimen size: 3.9 × 3.4 × 2.9 cm = 1.54” × 1.34” × 1.14”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 1.2 cm = 0.55” × 0.47”

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  Beryl (variety aquamarine)

Shigar Valley, Shigar District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas)
Pakistan

Former collection of Carles Manresa

Specimen size: 8 × 1.7 × 1.5 cm = 3.15” × 0.67” × 0.59”

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Beryl (variety aquamarine). Front
Front
Beryl (variety aquamarine). Rear
Rear
Beryl (variety aquamarine). Top
Top

ME68AI6
A Pakistan Beryl (aquamarine variety) crystal, very similar to old Brazilian samples, with the pinacoidal termination beveled by several pyramids and with inner phantom growths and dissolution channels all along the interior of the crystal.
The sample is from the Carles Manresa collection whose label we’ll send to the buyer.

  Beryl (variety aquamarine)

Twinned Cerussite  

 

 

Twinned Cerussite  
Twinned Cerussite. Front
Front
Twinned Cerussite. Rear
Rear

TJ17AJ9
We must especially note the esthetic quality of this kind of floater Cerussite aggregates forming multiple twins of very sharp crystals that are between laminar and tabular, transparent, very bright and more neat and perfect than most of the samples from this locality.

Nakhlak Mine, ↓180 m., Madan-e Nakhlak, Anarak District, Nain, Isfahan Province
Iran

03/2016

Fluorescent short UV

Specimen size: 4.4 × 4.2 × 2.6 cm = 1.73” × 1.65” × 1.02”

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  Willemite after Descloizite with Mimetite

Chah Milleh Mine, Chah Milleh, Anarak District, Nain, Isfahan Province
Iran

08/2015

Fluorescent short UV

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

Main crystal size: 2.7 × 1 cm = 1.06” × 0.39”

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Willemite after Descloizite with Mimetite. Front
Front
Willemite after Descloizite with Mimetite. Side
Side
Willemite after Descloizite with Mimetite. Willemite after Descloizite with Mimetite.

MH46AH3
Seen and unseen, these samples that appeared at the Munich Show in 2015 are currently a rarity. They form arborescent growths of Willemite crystals pseudomorphous after Descloizite and have partial coatings of small barrel-shaped Mimetite crystals with an intense orange color.
This specimen was published on the Mineralogical Record´s web page, in the ‘What's New’ section, report 49, May 7, 2018 edition.

  Willemite after Descloizite with Mimetite

Mimetite with Calcite  

 

 

Mimetite with Calcite  
Mimetite with Calcite. Mimetite with Calcite.
Mimetite with Calcite.

TM96AH3
The most innovative of this Iranian Mimetite sample is, undoubtedly, its sharpness and that its tabular crystals have a color, a transparency and a luster that are unusual for the species. In this concrete case we must note their esthetic growth on a matrix of white Calcite crystals.

Gowd Mine, Anarak District, Nain, Isfahan Province
Iran

08/2015

Specimen size: 4.9 × 4.5 × 4 cm = 1.93” × 1.77” × 1.57”

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

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  Analcime

Mount Kahovan, Moalleman, Qohab-e Rastaq, Amirabad District, Damghan, Torud Region, Semnan Province
Iran

2017

Specimen size: 5.9 × 5.4 × 4.7 cm = 2.32” × 2.13” × 1.85”

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

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Analcime. Analcime.

EE36AJ9
On a species generally appearing on the gamma of white or gray, draws our attention the pleasant orange-red color selectively distributed in the very well defined trapezohedral crystals, one of them clearly dominant.

  Analcime

Gold  

 

 

Gold  
Gold. Gold. Front
Front

TC16AJ6
A very fine and aerial Gold growth with large leafy crystals. The sample is of an uncommon quality. We will send it in its original Perkin’s box from the R.J. Noble collection, also containing the collection label on which it appears that it was purchased from the Normandy Mining Limited Bronzewing Operations in 2003.

Bronzewing Mine, Bronzewing Goldfield (Mount McClure), Leonora Shire, Western Australia
Australia

Former collection of Bob Noble

Weight: 0.7 grams

Specimen size: 2.4 × 1.6 × 1.9 cm = 0.94” × 0.63” × 0.75”

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  Anglesite after Cerussite

Broken Hill, Yancowinna County, New South Wales
Australia

Intense fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV

Former collection of René Hubin

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

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 1.2 cm = 0.98” × 0.47”

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Anglesite after Cerussite. Front
Front
Anglesite after Cerussite. Rear
Rear
Anglesite after Cerussite.

EH37AI6
A Broken Hill Anglesite with the special appeal of the ancient (the “oldies”) samples. The Anglesite has completely pseudomorphed a group of flattened Cerussite crystals with a coralloid aspect and that have a white color with pinkish shades.
The sample is from the René Hubin collection whose label we’ll send to the buyer with other two old labels that were with it.

  Anglesite after Cerussite



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