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MARAMURES


Herja Mine

Bournonite with Sphalerite and Pyrite
Bournonite with Sphalerite and Pyrite. Bournonite with Sphalerite and Pyrite.

ET51AI4: Druse of Bournonite crystals forming cyclic twins with very well defined parallel polycrystalline growths. They are very bright and are with groups of black Sphalerite crystals and small Pyrite crystals.
Herja Mine, Chiuzbaia, Baia Mare, Maramures  Romania (1960-1970)

Specimen size: 11.5 × 10.2 × 4.1 cm = 4.5” × 4.0” × 1.6”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.5 cm = 0.8” × 0.6”




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Semseyite
Semseyite

EM57AG0: Rosette-like aggregates of laminar Semseyite crystals with very well defined faces and edges, very bright and on a matrix with very bright Sphalerite crystals. An excellent Romanian classic.
The sample is from the René Hubin collection from Neupré in Belgium, whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
Herja Mine, Chiuzbaia, Baia Mare, Maramures  Romania

Specimen size: 4.8 × 2 × 2.7 cm = 1.9” × 0.8” × 1.1”

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

Former collection of René Hubin




Semseyite. Semseyite.
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Semseyite with Galena
Semseyite with Galena. Semseyite with Galena.
Semseyite with Galena.

NR90AE7: Radial aggregates of acicular Semseyite crystals that are very bright and have grown on a druse of very bright cubo-octahedral Galena crystals, also very bright, with curved edges, all on a rocky matrix coated by lenticular Calcite crystals on the back.
The sample is from the Uwe Niemeyer collection.
Herja Mine, Chiuzbaia, Baia Mare, Maramures  Romania

Specimen size: 14 × 13.7 × 6.8 cm = 5.5” × 5.4” × 2.7”

Former collection of Uwe Niemeyer




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Galena with Semseyite, Siderite, Pyrrhotite and Pyrite

TZ47X1: Cubo-octahedral crystals of Galena, bright and well defined, with radial growths of sharp platy crystals of Semseyite. Some of the faces of the Galena show very well marked skeletal growths.
Herja Mine, Chiuzbaia, Baia Mare, Maramures  Romania

Specimen size: 8 × 6.4 × 5 cm = 3.1” × 2.5” × 2.0”

Main crystal size: 4.7 × 3.8 cm = 1.9” × 1.5”




Galena with Semseyite, Siderite, Pyrrhotite and Pyrite. Galena with Semseyite, Siderite, Pyrrhotite and Pyrite.
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Calcite with Boulangerite inclusions
Calcite with Boulangerite inclusions. Front
Front
Calcite with Boulangerite inclusions. Top
Top

MC64Y7: Floater group of uniaxial Calcite growths of very flattened rombohedrons that show very distinct color zoning, one with whitish tones, the other grayish black due to Boulangerite inclusions.
Herja Mine, Chiuzbaia, Baia Mare, Maramures  Romania (10/2003)

Specimen size: 5.3 × 3 × 3.3 cm = 2.1” × 1.2” × 1.3”




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Berthierite with Calcite and Siderite

MA87AG9: Divergent aggregates of acicular Berthierite crystals, very rarely found on matrix. They are with Siderite and gray aggregates of Calcite crystals. One of the aggregates, on the left in the image, is truncated by a natural contact.
The sample is from the Uwe Niemeyer collection (num. 1965) and we’ll send the label to the buyer.
Herja Mine, Chiuzbaia, Baia Mare, Maramures  Romania (1956)

Specimen size: 11.7 × 9.8 × 7.7 cm = 4.6” × 3.9” × 3.0”

Former collection of Uwe Niemeyer




Berthierite with Calcite and Siderite. Berthierite with Calcite and Siderite.
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Baia Sprie area

Tetrahedrite with Quartz and Pyrite
Tetrahedrite with Quartz and Pyrite. Tetrahedrite with Quartz and Pyrite.

MR99AI4: Very sharp tetrahedrons of Tetrahedrite crystals that are extraordinarily bright and are on a matrix of Quartz crystals with groups of Sphalerite crystals and small Pyrite crystals. The sample is from the Uwe Niemeyer collection (Germany) whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
Baia Sprie Mine, Baia Sprie, Maramures  Romania (1964)

Specimen size: 13.8 × 12.7 × 4.8 cm = 5.4” × 5.0” × 1.9”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 1.2 cm = 0.6” × 0.5”

Former collection of Uwe Niemeyer




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Cavnic area

Calcite with Dolomite and Quartz

ME13AE3: Spheroidal aggregates of white rhombohedral Calcite crystals on a matrix of Quartz crystals partially coated by tabular Dolomite crystals with a very pale cream color.
Boldut Mine, Cavnic mining area, Cavnic, Maramures  Romania (±1980)

Specimen size: 10.5 × 8 × 5.9 cm = 4.1” × 3.1” × 2.3”

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

Minor fluorescence short UV




Calcite with Dolomite and Quartz. Calcite with Dolomite and Quartz.
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Rhodochrosite with Quartz
Rhodochrosite with Quartz. Rhodochrosite with Quartz.

EL96Y9: Coralloid growths of Rhodochrosite microcrystals, very aerial and with a very good pink color. They are on matrix, with crystals of Quartz, Sphalerite and Pyrite.
Boldut Mine, Cavnic mining area, Cavnic, Maramures  Romania (1960-1970)

Specimen size: 8.5 × 8.2 × 4.4 cm = 3.3” × 3.2” × 1.7”

Type locality

Former collection of Uwe Niemeyer




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Rhodochrosite with Quartz

EE87Y9: Coralloid growths of Rhodochrosite microcrystals, very aerial and with a very good pink color. They are on matrix, with crystals of Quartz, Sphalerite and Pyrite.
Boldut Mine, Cavnic mining area, Cavnic, Maramures  Romania (1960-1970)

Specimen size: 11.5 × 9.7 × 5 cm = 4.5” × 3.8” × 2.0”

Type locality

Former collection of Uwe Niemeyer




Rhodochrosite with Quartz. Rhodochrosite with Quartz.
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Rhodochrosite with Quartz, Sphalerite and Pyrite
Rhodochrosite with Quartz, Sphalerite and Pyrite. Rhodochrosite with Quartz, Sphalerite and Pyrite.

MA69AF8: Coralloid growths of small rhombohedral Rhodochrosite crystals with a pink color coating a druse of Quartz crystals on a matrix with Sphalerite and Pyrite.
Cavnic mining area, Cavnic, Maramures  Romania (± 1970)

Specimen size: 17 ×10.5 × 4.8 cm = 6.7” × 4.1” × 1.9”

Type locality




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Pyrite and Quartz

TT47AG9: A crown of small cubic Pyrite crystals that are bright and are covering a spheroidal mass that sits on a cluster of Quartz crystals.
Boldut Mine, Cavnic mining area, Cavnic, Maramures  Romania

Specimen size: 9.5 × 7.5 × 6.3 cm = 3.7” × 3.0” × 2.5”




Pyrite and Quartz. Front
Front
Pyrite and Quartz. Top
Top
Pyrite and Quartz.
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Stibnite with Calcite
Stibnite with Calcite. Stibnite with Calcite.

EJ27AC5: Aggregate of very bright Stibnite crystals on a Calcite matrix, with very well defined faces and edges and showing the characteristic habit of the crystals of Stibnite from this mine, very short, flattened and with excellent terminations. They are on a Calcite matrix, with Baryte.
Baiut, Maramures  Romania (±1970)

Specimen size: 5.6 × 5.4 × 5.6 cm = 2.2” × 2.1” × 2.2”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 1.4 cm = 0.9” × 0.6”

Former collection of Uwe Niemeyer




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Stibnite with Calcite

EL86AC5: Aggregate of very bright Stibnite crystals on a Calcite matrix, with very well defined faces and edges and showing the characteristic habit of the crystals of Stibnite from this mine, very short, flattened and with excellent terminations.
Baiut, Maramures  Romania (±1970)

Specimen size: 6 × 5.2 × 3.5 cm = 2.4” × 2.0” × 1.4”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 0.9 cm = 0.9” × 0.4”

Former collection of Uwe Niemeyer




Stibnite with Calcite. Stibnite with Calcite.
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Siderite with Calcite and Sphalerite
Siderite with Calcite and Sphalerite. Siderite with Calcite and Sphalerite.
Siderite with Calcite and Sphalerite

ST96AE3: Two generations of Siderite crystals on matrix. The first forms a tapestry of small thick-tabular crystals with very well defined forms and the second is with larger polycrystalline aggregates with very curved faces.
The sample is with a label from the Stoppani collection that we’ll send to the buyer
Maramures  Romania

Specimen size: 12.5 × 10.8 × 4.2 cm = 4.9” × 4.3” × 1.7”

Main crystal size: 2.7 × 1.8 cm = 1.1” × 0.7”

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani




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Siderite (variety sphärosiderite) with Baryte
Siderite (variety sphärosiderite) with Baryte

SG38AF0: Botryoidal Siderite traditionally well known as sphaerosiderite, on a rocky matrix with bluish and very bright, laminar Baryte crystals.
The sample is from the Francesco S. Stoppani collection (catalog number 0635), whose label we’ll send to the buyer. As is the case with so many specimens in this collection, the sample is of great quality for the locality.
Baia Mare, Maramures  Romania

Specimen size: 13 × 8.3 × 3.8 cm = 5.1” × 3.3” × 1.5”

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani




Siderite (variety sphärosiderite) with Baryte. Siderite (variety sphärosiderite) with Baryte.
Siderite (variety sphärosiderite) with Baryte.
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TURT

Turt, Satu Mare. This was not really a new locality, as the mine has been active for many years. But what was new was that they began to find high quality specimens in this mine. That said, the finds were fairly infrequent and depended on the area of the mine being worked.

Siderite after Calcite with Pyrite
Siderite after Calcite with Pyrite. Siderite after Calcite with Pyrite.
Siderite after Calcite with Pyrite.

TR89AF6: Druse of very well defined rhombohedral Siderite crystals which are cast pseudomorphs after Calcite. During the process of the substitution, wall-like external shells were left behind. The siderite casts are on matrix, with small Pyrite crystals.
The sample is from the Vallecillo collection, Madrid.
Turt Mine, Turt, Negresti-Oas, Oas Mountains, Satu Mare  Romania

Specimen size: 14 × 10.7 × 4.9 cm = 5.5” × 4.2” × 1.9”

Main crystal size: 2.9 × 2.4 cm = 1.1” × 0.9”

Former collection of José Luis Vallecillo




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Siderite with Pyrite

TE69AG9: Growths of small Siderite crystals outlining the rhombohedral forms of much larger platy Siderite crystals, a product of crystallization of a second generation upon a first generation. Typical of samples from the extinct Turt mine.
Turt Mine, Turt, Negresti-Oas, Oas Mountains, Satu Mare  Romania

Specimen size: 14.3 × 9 × 4.8 cm = 5.6” × 3.5” × 1.9”




Siderite with Pyrite. Siderite with Pyrite.
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OTHER LOCALITIES


Gold with Quartz
Gold with Quartz. Gold with Quartz.

EB56AF9: Dendritic growths of flattened crystals that have very well defined faces and edges, with hoppered faces, very bright and on a rocky matrix coated by small Quartz crystals. A great European classic, where most of the samples were found in the 19th century.
The sample is from the Hubin Neupré collection whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
Rosia Montana, Apuseni Mountains, Apuseni District, Alba, Transylvania  Romania

Specimen size: 8.6 × 6.5 × 3.2 cm = 3.4” × 2.6” × 1.3”

Former collection of René Hubin




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Galena with Pyrite and Calcite

MC56Z9: Very sharp and bright cubo-octahedral Galena crystals on a matrix of small Pyrite crystals, with white Calcite. The Pyrite aggregate has a curious hood-like shape that probably corresponds to the surface of an old lost scalenohedral Calcite crystal.
Oradea, Bihor County  Romania

Specimen size: 5.8 × 5.8 × 3.7 cm = 2.3” × 2.3” × 1.5”

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

Former collection of Piroska Magyar




Galena with Pyrite and Calcite. Galena with Pyrite and Calcite.
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