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This page provides a selection of the specimens that have passed through the Fabre Minerals website and, due to their quality,
rarity, or significance as specimens from interesting locations, have been preserved as reference specimens in #MVM


CASTILE AND LEÓN


Quartz (variety citrine quartz)
Quartz (variety citrine quartz).
 

NM58N5: Transparent crystal, very uniform, natural citrine color and sectorial color zoning on terminal faces. A Spanish classic.
Cotorro Creek, Villasbuenas, Comarca La Ramajería, Salamanca, Castile and León  Spain (08/2004)

Specimen size: 3.5 × 2.9 × 2 cm = 1.38” × 1.14” × 0.79”

Main crystal size: 4.2 × 1.1 cm = 1.65” × 0.43”

Quartz (variety citrine quartz)
 

NJ8N1: Transparent crystal, very uniform, natural citrine color and sectorial color zoning on terminal faces with an enlargement of one of the rhombohedron faces. A Spanish classic.
Cotorro Creek, Villasbuenas, Comarca La Ramajería, Salamanca, Castile and León  Spain (08/2004)

Specimen size: 4 × 1.5 × 1.9 cm = 1.57” × 0.59” × 0.75”

Quartz (variety citrine quartz).
Quartz (variety citrine quartz)
Quartz (variety citrine quartz).
 

MC60H1: The definition of the crystals, free of damage, is perfect. Its yellow color is not very intense but is uniform and clearly visible. The specimen is from a recent find in a classic Spanish mine, very well known in the past by its natural citrine Quartz, but where no significant samples had been found for a very long time.
Cotorro Creek, Villasbuenas, Comarca La Ramajería, Salamanca, Castile and León  Spain (09/2005)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 3 × 3.3 cm = 2.44” × 1.18” × 1.30”

Main crystal size: 6.2 × 2 cm = 2.44” × 0.79”

Quartz (variety smoky quartz)
 

N9BL6: From the last mining works that tried to exploit again the Quarries in Lumbrales, a very interesting Quartz crystal with sharp faces and edges, and a slight and uniform smoky tone at the top, milky at the base. One can see some geometric hoppered growth forms. With Orthoclase and kaolinized Mica.
Mari Tere Mine, Mining Group Minero Feli, Lumbrales, Comarca El Abadengo, Salamanca, Castile and León  Spain (±1980)

Specimen size: 6.8 × 2.4 × 2.2 cm = 2.68” × 0.94” × 0.87”

Quartz (variety smoky quartz).
Turquoise with Wavellite
Turquoise with Wavellite. Turquoise with Wavellite.
 

NA57L2: The phosphate deposit of Palazuelo de las Cuevas (Zamora, Spain) is well known for the presence of Variscite. This mineral was mined by Prehistoric man. Variscite occasionally is accompanied by Turquoise, Wavellite and other phosphates. In this specimen the coating of Turquoise, as small globular and leafy microcrystal blue greenish aggregates, contrasts with the botryoidal Wavellite. We’ll provide a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Palazuelo de las Cuevas, San Vicente de la Cabeza, Comarca Aliste, Zamora, Castile and León  Spain (1993)

Specimen size: 4 × 3.7 × 2 cm = 1.57” × 1.46” × 0.79”

Turquoise (crystallized) with Wavellite
 

N6AI0: The locality is well known for Variscite but occasionally some samples of Turquoise had been found there. On the specimen are two microcrystalline concretions of Turquoise on a Wavellite matrix of acicular crystals forming radial greenish yellow aggregates. We’ll provide a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Palazuelo de las Cuevas, San Vicente de la Cabeza, Comarca Aliste, Zamora, Castile and León  Spain (1993)

Specimen size: 4.9 × 2.4 × 3.8 cm = 1.93” × 0.94” × 1.50”

Turquoise (crystallized) with Wavellite.
Variscite
Variscite.
 

NB58P4: A very uniform light green concretion on slate matrix, with hollows and channels showing drusy crystals on their surfaces. The locality is not very well known for this species.
Variscite deposit, Bercianos de Aliste, San Vicente de la Cabeza, Comarca Aliste, Zamora, Castile and León  Spain (±1999)

Specimen size: 3.5 × 1.4 × 3.1 cm = 1.38” × 0.55” × 1.22”

Variscite
 

S57BKH5: A curious growth of thin parallel chambers of intense green color contrasting with the black slate matrix.
Variscite deposit, Bercianos de Aliste, San Vicente de la Cabeza, Comarca Aliste, Zamora, Castile and León  Spain (1993)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 3.2 × 2.5 cm = 2.44” × 1.26” × 0.98”

Variscite.
Opal
Opal.
 

N7DH5: Nodular growth with very bright surfaces having an esthetic combination of mainly red shades with yellow and pink. The locality is not so well known, so we think these Opals are on sale for the first time.
La Tuda, Pereruela, Comarca Sayago, Zamora, Castile and León  Spain (1995)

Specimen size: 5.3 × 2.3 × 3.4 cm = 2.09” × 0.91” × 1.34”

Opal
 

N58FRH5: Nodular growth with very bright surfaces having an esthetic combination of mainly red shades with yellow and pink. The locality is not so known, so we think these Opals are on sale for the first time.
La Tuda, Pereruela, Comarca Sayago, Zamora, Castile and León  Spain (1995)

Specimen size: 5.7 × 4.2 × 4.5 cm = 2.24” × 1.65” × 1.77”

Opal.
Anatase
Anatase.
Anatase.
 

N7JI0: Crystals are small but very well defined and bright, black and delicately striated, having the simple forms of the dipyramid and spread out over a rocky matrix.
De la Baña Lake (Lago de la Baña), La Baña, Encinedo, Comarca La Cabrera, León, Castile and León  Spain (1996)

Specimen size: 4.5 × 3 × 2.2 cm = 1.77” × 1.18” × 0.87”

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

Cinnabar with Quartz and Calcite
 

NG6Z1: Complex twinned Cinnabar crystals, one of them clearly dominant and complete, with excellent luster and color and on acid-etched Calcite matrix with Quartz. An excellent Spanish classic with very few samples available today.
Escarlati Mine, level 3, Puerto de las Señales, Maraña, Comarca Montaña Oriental, León, Castile and León  Spain (2007)

Specimen size: 5.9 × 3.9 × 2.9 cm = 2.32” × 1.54” × 1.14”

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

Calcite minor fluorescence long & short UV
Cinnabar with Quartz and Calcite. Front
Front
Cinnabar with Quartz and Calcite. Rear
Rear
Cinnabar with Calcite
Cinnabar with Calcite. Cinnabar with Calcite.
 

NG26AF2: Sharp rhombohedral Cinnabar crystals on matrix. They have an intense red color and have hoppered growths with very small Quartz crystals.
Escarlati Mine, level 3, Puerto de las Señales, Maraña, Comarca Montaña Oriental, León, Castile and León  Spain (2007)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 4.8 × 3.5 cm = 2.52” × 1.89” × 1.38”

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

Cinnabar with Calcite
 

NH46AF2: Rhombohedral Cinnabar crystals on matrix. They have an intense red color and their faces and edges are very well defined, , with some hoppered faces that have small Quartz crystals inside of them.
Escarlati Mine, level 3, Puerto de las Señales, Maraña, Comarca Montaña Oriental, León, Castile and León  Spain (2007)

Specimen size: 8.8 × 7.8 × 4.5 cm = 3.46” × 3.07” × 1.77”

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

Cinnabar with Calcite. Front
Front
Cinnabar with Calcite. Top
Top
Cinnabar with Calcite.
Cinnabar with Quartz
Cinnabar with Quartz. Cinnabar with Quartz.
 

NC27AH7: An alignment of rhombohedral Cinnabar crystals that have a very good luster and color and whose faces and edges are very much better defined than usual on samples from this locality. They are on massive Quartz matrix. An excellent Spanish classic with very few samples available today.
Escarlati Mine, level 3, Puerto de las Señales, Maraña, Comarca Montaña Oriental, León, Castile and León  Spain (2007)

Specimen size: 12.4 × 7.8 × 5.2 cm = 4.88” × 3.07” × 2.05”

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

Valentinite with Stibnite
 

NT36AH5: A novelty at Expominer 2017. Fan-like aggregates of acicular and fibrous Valentinite crystals of a white color with slightly pinkish shades, a very intense silky luster and on a Stibnite matrix.
María Teresa Mine (Santa Teresa Mine), Parajes Concostura y Argatón, Riaño, Comarca Montaña de Riaño, León, Castile and León  Spain (10/2017)

Specimen size: 4.8 × 2.9 × 1.9 cm = 1.89” × 1.14” × 0.75”

Valentinite with Stibnite. Valentinite with Stibnite.
Quartz replacing fosil
Quartz replacing fosil. Quartz replacing fosil.
 

VA16J1: Columnar and crested growths of small, white, very bright crystals. Crystallization has occurred on the interior of an empty fossil sponge which made the cavity where the geode formed.
Sedano, Valle de Sedano, Comarca de Páramos, Burgos, Castile and León  Spain

Specimen size: 8.5 × 8.3 × 5.6 cm = 3.35” × 3.27” × 2.20”

Fossil very fluorescent long & short UV

Villamanínite

Villamanínite with Calcite
 

NF60T6: A novelty at Munich 2011. Very well defined octahedral crystals, one of them clearly dominant. The crystals are firmly based in an etched Calcite matrix. They are from a recent find in the area of the La Divina Providencia Mine, the type locality for the species, and they have bigger and better defined crystals than usual in the samples found before at this locality.
Providencia Mine (La Divina Providencia), La Foceja, Villanueva de Pontedo, Cármenes (Villamanín), Comarca Los Argüellos, León, Castile and León  Spain (2010-2011)

Specimen size: 2.3 × 2.1 × 1.5 cm = 0.91” × 0.83” × 0.59”

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

Type locality
Villamanínite with Calcite. Front
Front
Villamanínite with Calcite. Side
Side
Villamanínite with Calcite
Villamanínite with Calcite. Villamanínite with Calcite.
 

NB63T6: A novelty at Munich 2011. Spheroidal aggregates, slightly botryoidal, brighter than usual and firmly based in an etched Calcite matrix. They are from a recent find in the area of the La Divina Providencia Mine, the type locality for the species.
Providencia Mine (La Divina Providencia), La Foceja, Villanueva de Pontedo, Cármenes (Villamanín), Comarca Los Argüellos, León, Castile and León  Spain (2010-2011)

Specimen size: 2.4 × 2.2 × 3.1 cm = 0.94” × 0.87” × 1.22”

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

Type locality
Villamanínite with Calcite
 

NH61T6: A novelty at Munich 2011. Parallel growth of very well defined octahedral crystals, brighter than usual for the species and firmly based in an etched Calcite matrix. They are from a recent find in the area of the La Divina Providencia Mine, the type locality for the species, and they have bigger and better defined crystals than usual in the samples found before at this locality.
Providencia Mine (La Divina Providencia), La Foceja, Villanueva de Pontedo, Cármenes (Villamanín), Comarca Los Argüellos, León, Castile and León  Spain (2010-2011)

Specimen size: 2.5 × 2.2 × 1.7 cm = 0.98” × 0.87” × 0.67”

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

Type locality
Villamanínite with Calcite. Villamanínite with Calcite.
Villamaninite with Calcite
Villamaninite with Calcite. Villamaninite with Calcite.
Villamaninite with Calcite  

NQ96AB8: Aggregates of very sharp octahedral Villamaninite crystals with very well defined (for the species) faces and edges. The crystals are firmly based in an etched Calcite matrix. The sample is from the area of the type locality for the species, and the crystals are larger and better defined than usual in the samples found before at this locality.
Providencia Mine (La Divina Providencia), La Foceja, Villanueva de Pontedo, Cármenes (Villamanín), Comarca Los Argüellos, León, Castile and León  Spain (2010-2011)

Specimen size: 2.7 × 2.5 × 2.7 cm = 1.06” × 0.98” × 1.06”

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

Type locality

Former collection of Paco Gutierrez Nuez
Villamanínite on Calcite
Villamanínite on Calcite  

SM90NRT: Aggregates of sharp octahedral Villamaninite crystals, with parallel growths, on a Calcite matrix. More lustrous than usual for the species. From a find made between 2010 and 2011 in the La Divina Providencia mine area, which is the type locality for the species, with larger and sharper crystals than most of the specimens historically found in the locality.
Providencia Mine (La Divina Providencia), La Foceja, Villanueva de Pontedo, Cármenes (Villamanín), Comarca Los Argüellos, León, Castile and León  Spain (2010-2011)

Specimen size: 4 × 3.4 × 1.9 cm = 1.57” × 1.34” × 0.75”

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

Type locality
Villamanínite on Calcite.
Villamanínite on Calcite.

CASTILLA - LA MANCHA


Aragonite
Aragonite. Front
Front
Aragonite. Side
Side

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

TXX16AP5: Polycrystalline growth of twinned Aragonite crystals, doubly terminated, with good luster and a violet color that is concentrated, above all, in the middle portion of the crystals.
A Spanish classic that comes from the Miguel David Martínez collection (number 866), whose
label we will send to the buyer.
Minglanilla, Comarca Manchuela Conquense, Cuenca, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (2020)

Specimen size: 4.8 × 4.4 × 3.7 cm = 1.89” × 1.73” × 1.46”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez
Aragonite

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

TMR13AP5: Twinned crystal of doubly terminated Aragonite, a complete floater, with very bright luster and a violet color which is concentrated mainly in the middle part of the crystals. A Spanish classic that comes from the Miguel David Martínez collection (number 805), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Minglanilla, Comarca Manchuela Conquense, Cuenca, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (2018)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 3.7 × 3.3 cm = 2.44” × 1.46” × 1.30”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez
Aragonite. Front
Front
Aragonite. Side
Side
Aragonite
Aragonite. Front
Front
Aragonite. Rear
Rear

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

EFE14AQ0: Floater group of twinned Aragonite crystals, with a thick tabular habit, translucent, lustrous and purple.
A classic of Spanish mineralogy with higher quality than usual. Unlike most specimens from this find and previous finds, this specimen has not needed to be reinforced to prevent the crystals from separating from each other.
Keuper outcrop, Los Molinillos, Minglanilla, Comarca Manchuela Conquense, Cuenca, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (12/2022)

Specimen size: 4.9 × 4.5 × 3.6 cm = 1.93” × 1.77” × 1.42”

Main crystal size: 3.9 × 2.7 cm = 1.54” × 1.06”

Aragonite

Fluorescent light (daylight)
Aragonite
 

XM260NFF: Specimen formed by several thick tabular interpenetrant twin crystals of Aragonite, two of which are clearly dominant, with deeper purple color in the center and lighter around
the ends of the crystals. From a classic Spanish mineral locality, La Pesquera in Cuenca, this type of specimen is found in Triassic age strata, specifically in the Keuper facies that occupies a considerable portion of Cuenca's geography.
Keuper outcrop, El Tormagal Ravine, La Pesquera, Comarca La Manchuela Conquense, Cuenca, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain

Specimen size: 5.6 × 4.9 × 4.7 cm = 2.20” × 1.93” × 1.85”

Main crystal size: 4.9 × 4 cm = 1.93” × 1.57”

Aragonite. Front
Front
Aragonite. Side
Side
Aragonite
Aragonite. Front
Front
Aragonite. Rear
Rear

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

EFF6AQ0: Floater group of twinned Aragonite crystals, with a thick tabular habit, translucent, lustrous and purple.
A classic of Spanish mineralogy with higher quality than usual. Unlike most specimens from this find and previous finds, this specimen has not needed to be reinforced to prevent the crystals from separating from each other.
Keuper outcrop, Los Molinillos, Minglanilla, Comarca Manchuela Conquense, Cuenca, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (12/2022)

Specimen size: 5.8 × 4.7 × 3.6 cm = 2.28” × 1.85” × 1.42”

Main crystal size: 3.7 × 2.9 cm = 1.46” × 1.14”

Aragonite

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

EFD96AQ0: Group of twinned Aragonite crystals, with a short prismatic habit, translucent, with good luster and a lilac color, and on a Gypsum matrix, which is somewhat uncommon.
A classic of Spanish mineralogy with higher quality than usual. Unlike most specimens from this find and previous finds, this specimen has not needed to be reinforced to prevent the crystals from separating from each other.
Keuper outcrop, Los Molinillos, Minglanilla, Comarca Manchuela Conquense, Cuenca, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (12/2022)

Specimen size: 7 × 5.8 × 4.5 cm = 2.76” × 2.28” × 1.77”

Main crystal size: 4.2 × 3 cm = 1.65” × 1.18”

Aragonite. Front
Front
Aragonite. Side
Side
Aragonite
Aragonite. Front
Front
Aragonite. Rear
Rear

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

EFC96AQ0: Aragonite crystal, twinned, with a thick tabular habit, translucent, with good luster and a lilac color and in a Gypsum matrix, which is uncommon.
A classic of Spanish mineralogy with higher quality than usual.
Unlike most specimens from this find and previous finds, this specimen has not needed to be reinforced to prevent the crystals from separating from each other.
Keuper outcrop, Los Molinillos, Minglanilla, Comarca Manchuela Conquense, Cuenca, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (12/2022)

Specimen size: 7.7 × 5.2 × 4.2 cm = 3.03” × 2.05” × 1.65”

Main crystal size: 4 × 3.4 cm = 1.57” × 1.34”

Aragonite
 

N8BL6: From a not so well known area at La Pesquera, North of Minglanilla (Cuenca), we present this curious doubly terminated Aragonite specimen that shows on prism faces brownish and violet tones. Probably the most interesting thing are the delicate fibrous terminations on both sides and its good size. For specialized collectors.
Keuper outcrop, El Tormagal Ravine, La Pesquera, Comarca La Manchuela Conquense, Cuenca, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (±1985)

Specimen size: 8.9 × 3.3 × 3 cm = 3.50” × 1.30” × 1.18”

Aragonite.
Aragonite (reinforced)
Aragonite (reinforced). Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Aragonite (reinforced). Rear / Foto: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Foto: Joaquim Callén
Aragonite (reinforced). Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

ETF11AQ0: Floater group of Aragonite crystals with a short prismatic habit, translucent, with good luster and an intense violet color.
The specimen has been reinforced to avoid the separation of the crystals from each other due to local changes in climate that cause the clay between the crystals to expand and contract and end up drying out. This procedure is common for this type of Aragonite and it is generally accepted for specimens with very large aerial crystals.
Keuper outcrop, Los Molinillos, Minglanilla, Comarca Manchuela Conquense, Cuenca, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (12/2022)

Specimen size: 15.4 × 8.3 × 4.5 cm = 6.06” × 3.27” × 1.77”

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

Aragonite (reinforced)

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

EEX74AQ0: Floater group of Aragonite crystals with a short prismatic habit, translucent, with good luster and an intense violet color.
The specimen has been reinforced to avoid the separation of the crystals from each other due to local changes in climate that cause the clay between the crystals to expand and contract and end up drying out. This procedure is common for this type of Aragonite and it is generally accepted for specimens with very large aerial crystals.
Keuper outcrop, Los Molinillos, Minglanilla, Comarca Manchuela Conquense, Cuenca, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (12/2022)

Specimen size: 18.5 × 8.2 × 6.9 cm = 7.28” × 3.23” × 2.72”

Main crystal size: 5 × 4.3 cm = 1.97” × 1.69”

Aragonite (reinforced). Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Aragonite (reinforced). Rear / Foto: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Foto: Joaquim Callén
Aragonite (reinforced). Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold on Quartz
Gold on Quartz. Gold on Quartz.
 

NB64S5: This Gold, on massive Quartz matrix and quite rich for the locality, has a mainly leafy shape, with good crystallization on the lower part of the aggregate and a skeletal growth with a well marked parallel striation on its base.
Pilar Mine, La Nava de Ricomalillo (Buenasbodas), Comarca La Jara, Toledo, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain

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

Main crystal size: 0.3 × 0.1 cm = 0.12” × 0.04”

Cerussite

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

NLA27AO5: Reticulated growth of flattened and elongated prismatic crystals of Cerussite. The crystals, twinned and with good terminations, are translucent and have a satin luster.
The specimen comes from the collection of Ignacio Gaspar Sintes (number CER-50) whose label we will send to the buyer.
Luis Mine, Norte vein, Del General Mines, Cabezarrubias del Puerto, Comarca Valle de Alcudia, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (11/04/2014)

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

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

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar
Cerussite. Front
Front
Cerussite. Rear
Rear
Cerussite
Cerussite. Front
Front
Cerussite. Rear
Rear
 

NP96AC9: Very aerial reticulated growth of very flattened Cerussite crystals, twinned and with a white color. We specially note that the aggregate is on matrix, something rarely seen in samples from this locality.
Luis Mine, "fisura de las Velas", Norte vein, Del General Mines, Cabezarrubias del Puerto, Comarca Valle de Alcudia, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (02/2013)

Specimen size: 3.4 × 2.3 × 0.6 cm = 1.34” × 0.91” × 0.24”

Fluorescent short UV
Cerussite
Cerussite  

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

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

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

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar
Cerussite. Front
Front
Cerussite. Rear
Rear
Cerussite. Cerussite.
Cerussite (twinned)
Cerussite (twinned). Front
Front
Cerussite (twinned). Rear
Rear
Cerussite (twinned)  

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

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

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

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar
Cerussite
Cerussite  

NR89AI7: Floater reticulated group of flattened prismatic and twinned Cerussite crystals with slightly pinkish shades. It has been perfectly preserved, something not usual on samples from this
The sample is from the Ignacio Gaspar Sintes collection (reg. CER-36) whose card we’ll send to the buyer.
Luis Mine, "fisura de las Velas", Norte vein, Del General Mines, Cabezarrubias del Puerto, Comarca Valle de Alcudia, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (06/2013)

Specimen size: 4.6 × 2.3 × 0.4 cm = 1.81” × 0.91” × 0.16”

Fluorescent short UV

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar
Cerussite. Front
Front
Cerussite. Rear
Rear
Twinned Cerussite
Twinned Cerussite. Front
Front
Twinned Cerussite. Rear
Rear
Twinned Cerussite.
Twinned Cerussite  

NC89AI0: Floater reticulated group of flattened prismatic and twinned Cerussite crystals with a white color and slightly pinkish shades. It has been perfectly preserved and has a “rosette” appearance different from most samples from this locality
The sample is from the Ignacio Gaspar Sintes collection (reg. CER-aaa), whose collection card we’ll send to the buyer.
Luis Mine, 88 m.↓ Norte vein, Del General Mines, Cabezarrubias del Puerto, Comarca Valle de Alcudia, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (06/2013)

Specimen size: 5 × 2.8 × 1.9 cm = 1.97” × 1.10” × 0.75”

Minor fluorescence short UV

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar
Twinned Cerussite
Twinned Cerussite  

NL59AC9: Reticulated growths and V-twinned prismatic Cerussite crystals. They are translucent and with a white-orange color. We especially note that the aggregate is on matrix, something uncommon with samples from this locality. The sample is from Ignacio Gaspar collection, whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
Luis Mine, 88 m.↓ Norte vein, Del General Mines, Cabezarrubias del Puerto, Comarca Valle de Alcudia, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (02/03/2014)

Specimen size: 5.3 × 3 × 1.9 cm = 2.09” × 1.18” × 0.75”

Fluorescent short UV

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar
Twinned Cerussite. Front
Front
Twinned Cerussite. Side
Side
Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.
 

NF12X6: A novelty at the Escuela de Minas de Madrid Show 2013. Yellow irregular concretions and very bright crystals with two different colors, deep green and yellow. They consist of a well defined a prism and the terminal pinacoid, and are on matrix.
Luis Mine, Norte vein, Del General Mines, Cabezarrubias del Puerto, Comarca Valle de Alcudia, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (01/03/2013)

Specimen size: 4.2 × 3.4 × 3.7 cm = 1.65” × 1.34” × 1.46”

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

Pyromorphite
 

ND63X6: A novelty at the Escuela de Minas de Madrid Show 2013. Aggregates of very bright and very well defined crystals with the faces of a short prism and the terminal pinacoid. They have two different colors, deep green and vivid yellow, and are on a limonite matrix.
Luis Mine, Norte vein, Del General Mines, Cabezarrubias del Puerto, Comarca Valle de Alcudia, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (01/03/2013)

Specimen size: 5.3 × 2.8 × 1.6 cm = 2.09” × 1.10” × 0.63”

Main crystal size: 0.3 × 0.1 cm = 0.12” × 0.04”

Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.
Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite.
Pyromorphite.
Pyromorphite  

HM100NC: Coating on matrix of Pyromorphite crystals with very well defined faces and edges, and other larger crystals, well outlined and with marked skeletal growths, with good luster and a greenish-yellow color.
Del General Mines, Cabezarrubias del Puerto, Comarca Valle de Alcudia, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (12/2011)

Specimen size: 5.7 × 3.4 × 1.2 cm = 2.24” × 1.34” × 0.47”

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

Pyromorphite
 

NF62X6: A novelty at the Escuela de Minas de Madrid Show 2013. Aggregates of very bright vivid yellow crystals with well defined faces of a short prism and the terminal pinacoid. They are on a limonite matrix.
Luis Mine, Norte vein, Del General Mines, Cabezarrubias del Puerto, Comarca Valle de Alcudia, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (01/03/2013)

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

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

Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.
Cerussite
Cerussite.
Cerussite  

ND14AB8: Multiple, reticulated Cerussite twin with flattened crystals that have very well defined faces and edges. The sample is from a single find in June 2012, from a mine where Cerussite was not previously known and in a single pocket where only about twenty samples were extracted.
La Ligera-Los Grajos Shaft, Del General Mines, Cabezarrubias del Puerto, Comarca Valle de Alcudia, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (06/2012)

Specimen size: 2.9 × 1.9 × 1.7 cm = 1.14” × 0.75” × 0.67”

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

Minor fluorescence short UV

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar
Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite  

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

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

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar
Pyromorphite.
Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.
Pyromorphite  

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

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

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

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar

El Horcajo Pyromorphite

During the last century a mine at El Horcajo, Ciudad Real, produced great Pyromorphite with a very large variety of forms. Specimens from the locality are very well represented in major European Museums. Unfortunately little of this material is available and it is very difficult to get hold of specimen from this mine. We obtained a few small specimens from an old Spanish collection and we are able to offer them :

Pyromorphite
 

NF59F2: Pyromorphite from El Horcajo is historic. One rarely finds specimens on the mineral market. The crystal has the faces of the prism and the hopper termination presents a perfect profile. The color is also excellent.
El Horcajo Mines, El Horcajo, Almodóvar del Campo, Comarca Campo de Calatrava, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (±1910)

Specimen size: 1.7 × 1.5 × 1.1 cm = 0.67” × 0.59” × 0.43”

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

Minor fluorescence long & short UV
Pyromorphite.
Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite.
 

NA6M3: A classic specimen from one of the most famous Spanish mineral localities. These Pyromorphites, which are now very difficult to obtain, were collected in the early 20th century. Parallel growth of Pyromorphite crystals, several of them doubly terminated, with pyramid terminations and color zoning.
El Horcajo Mines, El Horcajo, Almodóvar del Campo, Comarca Campo de Calatrava, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (±1910)

Specimen size: 2 × 1.5 × 1 cm = 0.79” × 0.59” × 0.39”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.2 cm = 0.28” × 0.08”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV
Pyromorphite
 

NM58L3: A classic specimen from one of the most famous Spanish mineral localities. These Pyromorphites, which are now very difficult to obtain, were collected in the early 20th century. We are showing a nice miniature formed by a prismatic group with excellent color and multiple and slight color zoned terminations. On the backside of the specimen there are some small doubly terminated crystals.
El Horcajo Mines, El Horcajo, Almodóvar del Campo, Comarca Campo de Calatrava, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (±1910)

Specimen size: 2 × 1.8 × 1.5 cm = 0.79” × 0.71” × 0.59”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.3 cm = 0.43” × 0.12”

Minor fluorescence short UV
Pyromorphite. Front
Front
Pyromorphite. Rear
Rear
Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite. Front
Front
Pyromorphite. Rear
Rear
 

NX59L3: A classic specimen from one of the most famous Spanish mineral localities. These Pyromorphites, which are now very difficult to obtain, were collected in the early 20th century. A miniature formed by prismatic to acicular doubly terminated crystals with excellent color and luster.
El Horcajo Mines, El Horcajo, Almodóvar del Campo, Comarca Campo de Calatrava, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (±1910)

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

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.1 cm = 0.20” × 0.04”

Minor fluorescence short UV
Pyromorphite
 

NP63M3: A classic specimen from one of the most famous Spanish mineral localities. These Pyromorphites, which are now very difficult to obtain, were collected in the early 20th century. Acicular to fibrous groups of crystals, showing a curious felted luster. Green color is excellent, with tones more or less deep, depending on the crystal zone.
El Horcajo Mines, El Horcajo, Almodóvar del Campo, Comarca Campo de Calatrava, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (±1910)

Specimen size: 3 × 2.7 × 1.2 cm = 1.18” × 1.06” × 0.47”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV
Pyromorphite.
Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite. Front
Front
Pyromorphite. Rear
Rear
 

NM50AI0: Group of Pyromorphite crystals, a lot of them doubly terminated. They are very well defined, bright and have a greenish yellow color that is unusual for the locality. A fine sample of the most classic locality for Spanish Pyromorphite.
El Horcajo Mines, El Horcajo, Almodóvar del Campo, Comarca Campo de Calatrava, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (±1910)

Specimen size: 3.2 × 2.6 × 1.9 cm = 1.26” × 1.02” × 0.75”

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

Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite  

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

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

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

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar
Pyromorphite. Front
Front
Pyromorphite. Rear
Rear

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