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On this page we have shown a good representation of the specimens that, because of their quality, rarity or interesting locality, we wish to maintain on our web site as reference specimens although they have been sold.

AUSTRIA


Doubly terminated Diopside
Doubly terminated Diopside. Front
Front
Doubly terminated Diopside. Rear
Rear
Doubly terminated Diopside  

TA47F6: A European classic that is very hard to get. The large fine crystals are doubly terminated and an excellent color.
There are two labels with it, one from the R.M. Wilke collection (nş 1054) and the other from the dealer Filer (Redlands, California)
Diopside rift (Schwarzenstein), Ochsner-Rotkopf Massif, Zemmgrund, Ziller Valley (Zillertal), North Tyrol, Tyrol/Tirol  Austria

Specimen size: 10 × 2.7 × 2.3 cm = 3.94” × 1.06” × 0.91”

Almandine
 

VB26G5: A classic specimen which, aside its esthetical quality, has the feature that it has very well-defined crystals, free of damage and totally natural, without the polishing so frequently seen on the Tyrolean samples to make them more esthetic.
Gaisberg Valley, Obergurgl, Gurgler Valley, Ötz Valley, North Tyrol, Tyrol/Tirol  Austria

Specimen size: 7.5 × 5.8 × 4.5 cm = 2.95” × 2.28” × 1.77”

Main crystal size: 4 × 3.5 cm = 1.57” × 1.38”

Almandine. Front
Front
Almandine. Side
Side
Epidote with Albite
Epidote with Albite. Front
Front
Epidote with Albite. Rear
Rear
 

EF48AE4: Very aerial parallel aggregate of very sharp crystals, between transparent and translucent, extraordinarily bright and with a deep an intense color, typical of this classic Austrian locality. A miniature of great quality.
Knappenwand area, Untersulzbach Valley, Hohe Tauern, Salzburg  Austria (2007)

Specimen size: 3.7 × 2.6 × 2.1 cm = 1.46” × 1.02” × 0.83”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 0.7 cm = 0.67” × 0.28”

Epidote with Byssolite
 

EA64N8: A novelty in Ste. Marie 2009. Group of crystals, most of them doubly terminated, of excellent transparency and luster and a very deep color. They are on matrix, with Actinolite (Byssolite). From a recent find in probably the most classical locality for the species.
Knappenwand, Knappenwand area, Untersulzbach Valley, Hohe Tauern, Salzburg  Austria (03/2009)

Specimen size: 6 × 3.9 × 2 cm = 2.36” × 1.54” × 0.79”

Main crystal size: 4.4 × 0.5 cm = 1.73” × 0.20”

Epidote with Byssolite. Front
Front
Epidote with Byssolite. Rear
Rear
Epidote with Byssolite.
Epidote with Byssolite
Epidote with Byssolite. Front
Front
Epidote with Byssolite. Rear
Rear
 

EB61N8: A novelty in Ste. Marie 2009. Excellent sample, a group of long prismatic crystals with very good terminations. They have notable transparency and luster, and a very deep color. They are on matrix, with Actinolite (Byssolite). We must point out the very noticeable bending of the main crystal at the left, with a continuous curvature on the center one. From a recent find in probably the most classical locality for the species.
Knappenwand, Knappenwand area, Untersulzbach Valley, Hohe Tauern, Salzburg  Austria (03/2009)

Specimen size: 8.4 × 2.3 × 2.2 cm = 3.31” × 0.91” × 0.87”

Main crystal size: 7.3 × 1.3 cm = 2.87” × 0.51”

Hematite with Muscovite and Clinochlore
 

EC86R3: Parallel growth of sharp and bright laminar crystals of Hematite, on matrix, with Muscovite and Clinochlore. We especially note the Austrian locality, very uncommon.
Mörchner area, Zemmgrund, Ziller Valley (Zillertal), North Tyrol, Tyrol/Tirol  Austria (1991)

Specimen size: 4 × 2.2 × 1.7 cm = 1.57” × 0.87” × 0.67”

Hematite with Muscovite and Clinochlore. Front
Front
Hematite with Muscovite and Clinochlore. Top
Top

BELGIUM


Twinned Calcite
Twinned Calcite. Front
Front
Twinned Calcite. Light behind
Light behind
Twinned Calcite. Top
Top
Twinned Calcite  

ET27AA4: Aggregate of lenticular Calcite crystals, the largest with the prism faces more developed. The crystals are translucent, their color is between yellow and orange and they have a gray color zoning. As in so many specimens in this collection, the sample is of great quality for the locality.
La Sambre Quarry, Landelies, Montigny-le-Tilleul, Hainaut Province, Wallonia Region  Belgium

Specimen size: 7.4 × 5.7 × 3.1 cm = 2.91” × 2.24” × 1.22”

Main crystal size: 3.6 × 3.4 cm = 1.42” × 1.34”

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani

BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA


Ba-rich Microcline (variety hyalophane)
 

TH12H7: Group of very well-defined and bright crystals. They have a high degree of transparency and on both sides, more clearly at the left, the Baveno twin, typical of alkaline Feldspars, is present.
Zagradski Potok Mine, Zagradski Creek, Busovača, Central Bosnia, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina  Bosnia-Herzegovina (2004)

Specimen size: 3.5 × 3.3 × 2.2 cm = 1.38” × 1.30” × 0.87”

Main crystal size: 2.3 × 1.4 cm = 0.91” × 0.55”

Ba-rich Microcline (variety hyalophane).
Ba-rich Microcline (variety hyalophane)
Ba-rich Microcline (variety hyalophane). Front
Front
Ba-rich Microcline (variety hyalophane). Top
Top
 

TZ90H9: A floater group of crystals from the classic locality of Busovaca, practically the only one for good quality specimens of this species. Crystals have very obvious double Baveno-Manebach twins, and they are translucent and bright.
Zagradski Potok Mine, Zagradski Creek, Busovača, Central Bosnia, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina  Bosnia-Herzegovina (2004)

Specimen size: 6.8 × 6.1 × 4.8 cm = 2.68” × 2.40” × 1.89”

Ba-rich Microcline (variety hyalophane) on Quartz (variety smoky)
 

TB46G0: A group of prismatic crystals, with very good luster and definition of forms. It is attached to a matrix of Quartz, something that we had never seen before.
Zagradski Potok Mine, Zagradski Creek, Busovača, Central Bosnia, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina  Bosnia-Herzegovina (2004)

Specimen size: 7.5 × 6.3 × 3.3 cm = 2.95” × 2.48” × 1.30”

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

Ba-rich Microcline (variety hyalophane) on Quartz (variety smoky). Ba-rich Microcline (variety hyalophane) on Quartz (variety smoky).
Ba-rich Microcline (variety hyalophane)
Ba-rich Microcline (variety hyalophane). Ba-rich Microcline (variety hyalophane).
 

MC62AE7: Aggregate of very sharp Hyalophane (feldspar series) crystals that are transparent and have a slightly bluish-gray color and are partially coated by unusual aggregates of acicular Rutile crystals.
Zagradski Potok Mine, Zagradski Creek, Busovača, Central Bosnia, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina  Bosnia-Herzegovina (1989-1990)

Specimen size: 3.7 × 3.4 × 1.5 cm = 1.46” × 1.34” × 0.59”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.3 cm = 0.20” × 0.12”


BULGARIA


Galena
 

MH26M9: Group of cubic crystals of Galena, some of them flattened and have a tabular aspect. They have the vertices truncated by the triangular faces of the octahedron. On the lower side there is a small, very well defined, crystal of Sphalerite which color is honey yellow.
A photograph of this specimen is on the page 207 of the book "Earth Science" (4th edition) published by BJU.
Madan mining area, Rhodope Mountains, Smolyan Oblast  Bulgaria (2002)

Specimen size: 3.3 × 2.2 × 3.1 cm = 1.30” × 0.87” × 1.22”

Galena. Front
Front
Galena. Top
Top
Galena with Sphalerite
Galena with Sphalerite. Front
Front
Galena with Sphalerite. Top
Top
 

TV86K4: Group of cubic crystals that show triangular faces at vertices corresponding to the octahedron. Some of the cubic faces show hollow structures and forms of dissolution. At the top of the sample there are very bright Sphalerite crystals.
Angel Yanakiev Mine, Madan mining area, Rhodope Mountains, Smolyan Oblast  Bulgaria (2005)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 5.2 × 3.9 cm = 2.44” × 2.05” × 1.54”

Main crystal size: 4.1 × 2.3 cm = 1.61” × 0.91”

Sphalerite with Quartz and Galena
 

TC47Q6: Parallel growth with a prominent tetrahedral-face, aerial and sharp, with very well defined faces and edges and an excellent luster. The matrix is especially rich in small crystals of Quartz and cube-octahedral crystals of Galena.
Borieva Mine, Madan mining area, Rhodope Mountains, Smolyan Oblast  Bulgaria (2008)

Specimen size: 3.6 × 2.4 × 2.3 cm = 1.42” × 0.94” × 0.91”

Main crystal size: 2.4 × 1.7 cm = 0.94” × 0.67”

Sphalerite with Quartz and Galena. Front
Front
Sphalerite with Quartz and Galena. Side
Side
Sphalerite with Galena, Chalcopyrite and Quartz
Sphalerite with Galena, Chalcopyrite and Quartz. Front
Front
Sphalerite with Galena, Chalcopyrite and Quartz. Top
Top
Sphalerite with Galena, Chalcopyrite and Quartz.
 

EM26M2: In this excellent sample, Sphalerite crystals are showing extremely defined crystalline forms, more than usual for the species. Tetrahedral faces are dominant but other accessory faces are perfectly visible. The Sphalerite crystals are very aerials on a Quartz crystal-rich matrix also with Chalcopyrite and Galena crystals.
This specimen has been photographed and published as a novelty at the 2008 Ste. Marie Show in the magazine Le Rčgne Minéral number 82 (July-August 2008), page 82.
Borieva Mine, Madan mining area, Rhodope Mountains, Smolyan Oblast  Bulgaria (06/2008)

Specimen size: 7 × 6.5 × 5.9 cm = 2.76” × 2.56” × 2.32”

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

Sphalerite (variety cleophane)
 

MD96N4: Group of octahedral crystals beveled by the dodecahedron. They are bright, transparent and have the typical greenish shade that characterizes the variety Cleophane.
September Mine (9th of September Mine) , Madan mining area, Rhodope Mountains, Smolyan Oblast  Bulgaria (1993)

Specimen size: 3.2 × 2.9 × 2.2 cm = 1.26” × 1.14” × 0.87”

Sphalerite (variety cleophane).
Sphalerite (variety cleiophane) with Quartz and Galena
Sphalerite (variety cleiophane)  with Quartz and Galena. Sphalerite (variety cleiophane)  with Quartz and Galena.
 

ML37N4: Group of bright, transparent crystals of Sphalerite with the greenish color that characterizes the variety cleiophane. With small cubic crystals of Galena and groups of small, very bright, crystals of Quartz.
September Mine (9th of September Mine) , Madan mining area, Rhodope Mountains, Smolyan Oblast  Bulgaria (1993)

Specimen size: 5.7 × 4.5 × 2 cm = 2.24” × 1.77” × 0.79”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.9 cm = 0.39” × 0.35”

Sphalerite with Chalcopyrite and Quartz
 

ER11M9: Twinned Sphalerite crystals with very well defined flat faces, which is not too common for the species. They are associated with Chalcopyrite crystals, small cubes of Galena and Quartz crystals.
Mogilata Deposit, September Mine (9th of September Mine) , Madan mining area, Rhodope Mountains, Smolyan Oblast  Bulgaria (1992)

Specimen size: 8.5 × 7.6 × 3.4 cm = 3.35” × 2.99” × 1.34”

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

Sphalerite with Chalcopyrite and Quartz. Sphalerite with Chalcopyrite and Quartz.
Pyrite
Pyrite. Front
Front
Pyrite. Rear
Rear
 

MC12N4: Very aerial floater group of crystals formed by the faces of the cube and the pyritohedron with very well marked longitudinal striations.
Madan mining area, Rhodope Mountains, Smolyan Oblast  Bulgaria (1996)

Specimen size: 4.5 × 2.6 × 2.2 cm = 1.77” × 1.02” × 0.87”

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

Calcite with Quartz
 

MG61N4: A very esthetic sample with polycrystalline growths on a tabular crystal attached to a group of clear crystals of Quartz.
Madan mining area, Rhodope Mountains, Smolyan Oblast  Bulgaria (1997)

Specimen size: 6.1 × 6 × 2.6 cm = 2.40” × 2.36” × 1.02”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV
Calcite with Quartz.
Calcite with Quartz
Calcite with Quartz. Calcite with Quartz.
Calcite with Quartz  

EZ97AA4: Uniaxial growths of lenticular (flattened rhombohedron) Calcite crystals. They are translucent, have a light pinkish color and are on a matrix of Quartz crystals. A Calcite with a very uncommon shape for the locality.
Madan mining area, Rhodope Mountains, Smolyan Oblast  Bulgaria

Specimen size: 8.7 × 7.7 × 5.3 cm = 3.43” × 3.03” × 2.09”

Main crystal size: 5.4 × 2.1 cm = 2.13” × 0.83”

Intense fluorescence short UV & fluorescent long UV

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani
Calcite with Dolomite (perimorphose) and Quartz
Calcite with Dolomite (perimorphose) and Quartz  

ER68AA4: Aggregate of lenticular Calcite crystals with very well defined faces and edges, white, translucent and on a matrix of Quartz crystals with perimorphic Dolomite growths. As in so many specimens in this collection, the sample is of great quality for the locality.
Madan mining area, Rhodope Mountains, Smolyan Oblast  Bulgaria

Specimen size: 10.1 × 8.9 × 5.4 cm = 3.98” × 3.50” × 2.13”

Intense fluorescence short UV & fluorescent long UV

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani
Calcite with Dolomite (perimorphose) and Quartz. Front
Front
Calcite with Dolomite (perimorphose) and Quartz. Side
Side
Calcite with Dolomite (perimorphose) and Quartz.
Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite. Front
Front
Pyromorphite. Top
Top
Pyromorphite  

TA96M3: Excellent miniature. Crystals shows a better brilliance than usual for the locality. Specimen is formed by a group of crystals with very sharp faces and edges, excellent terminations and a very aerial shape.
The specimen is from the Thomas P. Moore collection and we’ll send the label to the buyer.

Pcheloyad Mine, Momchilgrad Obshtina, Kardzhali Oblast  Bulgaria

Specimen size: 2.6 × 2.2 × 2.1 cm = 1.02” × 0.87” × 0.83”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 0.8 cm = 0.55” × 0.31”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV
Pyromorphite with Quartz
 

TX63V8: From an old and abandoned Bulgarian locality, these individual brown crystals of Pyromorphite look nice perched on the white Quartz matrix.
Something unusual and with some beauty too.
Pcheloyad Mine, level 200, Momchilgrad Obshtina, Kardzhali Oblast  Bulgaria

Specimen size: 3.1 × 2.3 × 2 cm = 1.22” × 0.91” × 0.79”

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

Pyromorphite with Quartz. Pyromorphite with Quartz.

CZECH REPUBLIC


Calcite with inclusions
Calcite with inclusions. Calcite with inclusions.
Calcite with inclusions.
Calcite with inclusions  

EF49AA4: Druse of rhombohedral Calcite crystals with very well defined faces and edges and a red color, due to abundant inclusions, and partially coated by a second generation of small, white, Calcite crystals. As in so many specimens in this collection, the sample is of great quality for the locality.
Příbram, Central Bohemia Region, Bohemia  Czech Republic

Specimen size: 8.7 × 8 × 3.8 cm = 3.43” × 3.15” × 1.50”

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

Fluorescence on the matrix (short and long UV)

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani
Mimetite with Quartz and Siderite
Mimetite with Quartz and Siderite  

TF96W8: Rosette growths of Mimetite crystals with an intense yellow color. They are on matrix, with Quartz and Siderite. Mimetite is a very uncommon species at Pribram and the rare well known samples have been quite old, as is the case of this piece, whose pedigree is testified by the three attached labels and the collection card, that we’ll send to the buyer.
Příbram, Central Bohemia Region, Bohemia  Czech Republic

Specimen size: 7.9 × 7.8 × 4.3 cm = 3.11” × 3.07” × 1.69”

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

Minor fluorescence long & short UV
Mimetite with Quartz and Siderite. Mimetite with Quartz and Siderite.
Sphalerite with Quartz
Sphalerite with Quartz. Sphalerite with Quartz.
 

ED36K0: Small, very well defined crystals of deep red color very uncommon from this locality, on a surface of micro-crystalline Quartz.
Příbram, Central Bohemia Region, Bohemia  Czech Republic (±1960)

Specimen size: 9 × 8.6 × 3.7 cm = 3.54” × 3.39” × 1.46”

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

Cassiterite on Quartz
Cassiterite on Quartz  

MH80F3: Classic locality for excellent Cassiterite. The very brilliant crystals have some degree of translucence and are lighter in color than is typical for the locality. They are on a matrix of Quartz.
There is also a label from the collection of Professor H. Siegmund of Vienna (number 337)
Cinovec/Zinnwald, Erzgebirge, Krusné Hory Mts., Ústí Region, Bohemia  Czech Republic

Specimen size: 8 × 4.7 × 1.8 cm = 3.15” × 1.85” × 0.71”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.5 cm = 0.79” × 0.59”

Cassiterite on Quartz.
Cassiterite on Quartz.
Aragonite
Aragonite.
 

TB56X4: Very sharp crystal with prismatic shape, translucent, a yellowish color and with a very well marked twin on the terminal faces. A classic from the Czech Republic.
Číčov hill (Spitzberg), Hořenec (Horzenz), Bílina (Bilin), Ústí Region, Bohemia  Czech Republic

Specimen size: 4 × 1.5 × 1.1 cm = 1.57” × 0.59” × 0.43”

Very fluorescent long & short UV
Montroseite
 

EH66AH6: Druse, on matrix, of acicular crystals of Montroseite, a rare iron and vanadium hydroxide, that are bright and have a very dark, almost black, green color.
Prachovice, Pardubice Region, Bohemia  Czech Republic (2005)

Specimen size: 3.5 × 1.6 × 1.4 cm = 1.38” × 0.63” × 0.55”

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

Montroseite. Montroseite.
Titanite with Quartz
Titanite with Quartz. Titanite with Quartz.
 

MF9Q7: A piece from a classic but not so well known locality. The small crystals have very good quality, with a very obvious twin and an extraordinary luster. With crystals of Quartz and on matrix.
Krásne, Šumperk, Olomouc Region, Moravia  Czech Republic

Specimen size: 8.8 × 8.3 × 5.5 cm = 3.46” × 3.27” × 2.17”

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


DENMARK


Steenstrupine
Steenstrupine  

ED76Y8: Group of black crystals with a dipyramidal shape and rhombic aspect (they are trigonal). They have very well developed faces and edges and are a good size for this rare cyclosilicate. The sample, on matrix and with fibrous Aegirine aggregates on the back, is with a Claus Hedegaard collection label that we’ll send to the buyer.
Tasseq Skrĺningen, Ilimaussaq Massif, Narsaq (Narssaq), Kujalleq, Greenland  Denmark

Specimen size: 4.5 × 4 × 2 cm = 1.77” × 1.57” × 0.79”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.7 cm = 0.79” × 0.67”

Former collection of Claus Hedegaard
Steenstrupine. Steenstrupine.
Steenstrupine
Steenstrupine.
Steenstrupine  

EC67Y8: Isolated black crystal with dipyramidal shape and rhombic aspect (it is trigonal). It has very well developed faces and edges and a good size for this rare cyclosilicate. The sample is with a Claus Hedegaard collection label that we’ll send to the buyer.
Tasseq Skrĺningen, Ilimaussaq Massif, Narsaq (Narssaq), Kujalleq, Greenland  Denmark

Specimen size: 3 × 2.8 × 1.9 cm = 1.18” × 1.10” × 0.75”

Former collection of Claus Hedegaard

GERMANY


Pyromorphite with Quartz
 

MA96Y3: Very sharp, almost spherical, barrel-shaped crystals with a yellow, slight orange color. They are bright and are on matrix, with microcrystals of Quartz. The sample is from one of the great classic German localities.
Clara Mine, Rankach Valley, Oberwolfach, Wolfach, Black Forest, Baden-Württemberg  Germany (1998)

Specimen size: 7.6 × 4.8 × 4.4 cm = 2.99” × 1.89” × 1.73”

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

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

MB60K9: Doubly terminated, prismatic Strengite crystals, on matrix. Excellent color, defined faces and edges and considerable crystal size.
Kreuzberg, Pleystein, Neustadt a.d.Waldnaab, Upper Palatinate/Oberpfalz, Bavaria/Bayern  Germany

Specimen size: 3.7 × 2.5 × 3.7 cm = 1.46” × 0.98” × 1.46”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.3 cm = 0.20” × 0.12”

Pharmacosiderite with Strengite
 

MN13M9: The crystals are very well defined, they have an excellent transparency and luster and they were formed in a vug of Quartz. The locality, a classic, actually no longer produces pieces for collections.
Kreuzberg, Pleystein, Neustadt a.d.Waldnaab, Upper Palatinate/Oberpfalz, Bavaria/Bayern  Germany

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

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

Pharmacosiderite with Strengite. Pharmacosiderite with Strengite.
Fluorite with Quartz
Fluorite with Quartz. Fluorite with Quartz.
 

TA70W4: Group of cubic crystals of Fluorite with polycrystalline growths. They are bright and transparent, with an intense uniform green color and are partially coated by druses of reddish microcrystalline Quartz.
Cäcilia Mine, Freiung, Stulln, Wölsendorf West District, Upper Palatinate/Oberpfalz, Bavaria/Bayern  Germany

Specimen size: 14 × 10 × 4.3 cm = 5.51” × 3.94” × 1.69”

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

Fluorescent long & short UV
Marcasite
 

MC64Y9: Very sharp "cockscomb” shaped Marcasite crystals with very well defined faces and edges. They are bright and are on a rocky matrix. The Marcasite crystals retain a very good condition despite more than a half century has passed since was collected from a locality that is rarely represented in mineral collections.
Christiane Mine, Adorf, Diemelsee, Waldeck-Frankenberg District, Hesse/Hessen  Germany (±1950)

Specimen size: 7.5 × 4.5 × 3.7 cm = 2.95” × 1.77” × 1.46”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.6 cm = 0.43” × 0.24”

Former collection of Uwe Niemeyer
Marcasite. Marcasite.
Pyrite on Dolomite
Pyrite on Dolomite. Pyrite on Dolomite.
 

MD16Y9: Globular growths of very bright cubic Pyrite crystals on a rocky matrix, with small Dolomite crystals. The Pyrite shows an extraordinarily “fresh” aspect despite more than a half century has passed since it was collected from a locality that is rarely represented in mineral collections.
Christiane Mine, Adorf, Diemelsee, Waldeck-Frankenberg District, Hesse/Hessen  Germany (±1950)

Specimen size: 8 × 6.2 × 4 cm = 3.15” × 2.44” × 1.57”

Former collection of Uwe Niemeyer
Pyrite with Baryte
 

MT62Z1: Aggregates of very well defined cubic Pyrite crystals, bright and on a matrix of botryoidal Baryte. The Pyrite shows an extraordinarily “fresh” aspect despite that more than a half century has passed since it was collected from a locality that is rarely represented in mineral collections.
Christiane Mine, Adorf, Diemelsee, Waldeck-Frankenberg District, Hesse/Hessen  Germany (±1950)

Specimen size: 8.4 × 5.8 × 4.2 cm = 3.31” × 2.28” × 1.65”

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

Former collection of Uwe Niemeyer
Pyrite with Baryte. Pyrite with Baryte.
Dolomite after Calcite and Hematite
Dolomite after Calcite and Hematite. Dolomite after Calcite and Hematite.
Dolomite after Calcite and Hematite  

ST56AC0: Aggregate of scalenohedral Calcite crystals, on matrix, with red Hematite inclusions. The Calcite crystals have internally dissolved leaving only remaining the former crystal form. Both the matrix surface and the cavities on it, including the interior of the Calcite crystals, are coated by small Dolomite rhombohedrons. As is the case with so many specimens in this collection, the sample is of great quality for the locality.
Christiane Mine, Adorf, Diemelsee, Waldeck-Frankenberg District, Hesse/Hessen  Germany (±1950)

Specimen size: 9.2 × 5.4 × 4.8 cm = 3.62” × 2.13” × 1.89”

Main crystal size: 2.7 × 1.5 cm = 1.06” × 0.59”

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani
Siderite with Baryte
 

MC9Y9: Botryoidal Baryte aggregate with a reddish color due to reddish slate inclusions. With botryoidal Siderite that has very dark brown color, almost black, and with small white and very acute scalenohedral Calcite crystals. The sample is from a locality that is rarely represented in mineral collections.
Christiane Mine, Adorf, Diemelsee, Waldeck-Frankenberg District, Hesse/Hessen  Germany (±1950)

Specimen size: 4.5 × 3.3 × 2.7 cm = 1.77” × 1.30” × 1.06”

Former collection of Uwe Niemeyer
Siderite with Baryte.
Baryte with Calcite
Baryte with Calcite. Baryte with Calcite.
 

MH14Y9: Irregular aggregate of laminar reddish Baryte crystals mostly coated by small brown, rhombohedral Calcite crystals. The sample is from a locality that is rarely represented in mineral collections.
Christiane Mine, Adorf, Diemelsee, Waldeck-Frankenberg District, Hesse/Hessen  Germany (±1950)

Specimen size: 9.6 × 9 × 3.7 cm = 3.78” × 3.54” × 1.46”

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

Former collection of Uwe Niemeyer
Azurite with Dolomite
Azurite with Dolomite  

ST69AC0: Rosette aggregates of equant Azurite crystals in a vug coated by small rhombohedral Dolomite crystals, and on a rocky matrix. As is the case with so many specimens in this collection, the sample is of great quality for the locality.
Schmitt dolomite Quarry, Altenmittlau, Freigericht, Main-Kinzig-Kreis District, Spessart, Hesse/Hessen  Germany

Specimen size: 7.9 × 5.8 × 4.8 cm = 3.11” × 2.28” × 1.89”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1.1 cm = 0.59” × 0.43”

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani
Azurite with Dolomite. Azurite with Dolomite.
Azurite with Dolomite
Azurite with Dolomite. Azurite with Dolomite.
Azurite with Dolomite  

SQ27AC0: Aggregate of divergent Azurite crystals, with good color and luster, in a vug coated by small rhombohedral Dolomite crystals and on a rocky matrix. As is the case with so many specimens in this collection, the sample is of great quality for the locality.
Schmitt dolomite Quarry, Altenmittlau, Freigericht, Main-Kinzig-Kreis District, Spessart, Hesse/Hessen  Germany

Specimen size: 8.1 × 6.2 × 4.6 cm = 3.19” × 2.44” × 1.81”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.4 cm = 0.47” × 0.16”

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani
Celestine
 

EX47X3: Druse of crystals, between translucent and transparent, with very well defined faces and edges and a very deep blue color. It is from an old find in the sixties of the last century.
Am Soldatenbusch, Obergembeck, Gembeck, Twistetal, Hesse/Hessen  Germany (±1960-70)

Specimen size: 12.8 × 8.4 × 7.5 cm = 5.04” × 3.31” × 2.95”

Main crystal size: 3.2 × 1.3 cm = 1.26” × 0.51”

Former collection of Uwe Niemeyer
Celestine. Celestine.
Pyrargyrite with Calcite
Pyrargyrite with Calcite. Pyrargyrite with Calcite.
 

NF6Z7: Aggregates, one of them clearly dominant, on a Calcite matrix of very acute Pyrargyrite crystals, translucent, bright and most of them doubly terminated. An “oldie” from a locality considered as especially classic for the species.
St. Andreasberg mining area, Goslar District, Harz, Lower Saxony/Niedersachsen  Germany

Specimen size: 5.7 × 3.6 × 1.9 cm = 2.24” × 1.42” × 0.75”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.3 cm = 0.31” × 0.12”

Calcite minor fluorescence short UV
Pyrargyrite with Calcite

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MT94Y6: Sharp arborescent growths of Pyrargyrite crystals on Calcite matrix. They have very well defined faces and edges, very good terminations and show a fine iridescent patina. Excellent German classic, very esthetic and unusual.
St. Andreasberg mining area, Goslar District, Harz, Lower Saxony/Niedersachsen  Germany

Specimen size: 6.8 × 6 × 2.5 cm = 2.68” × 2.36” × 0.98”

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

Former collection of Uwe Niemeyer

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV
Pyrargyrite with Calcite. Pyrargyrite with Calcite.
Dyscrasite
Dyscrasite.
 

MT14Z0: Aggregate of well-defined crystals, of high quality, especially enhanced by the photography (you must consider the small size of the sample). From the type locality for the species.
St. Andreasberg mining area, Goslar District, Harz, Lower Saxony/Niedersachsen  Germany

Specimen size: 1.5 × 1.1 × 0.6 cm = 0.59” × 0.43” × 0.24”

Type locality
Dyscrasite
 

EM50Y5: Very aerial fan-like growth of very well defined crystals with perfect terminations and on matrix. An excellent German classic, from the type locality for the species.
The sample has been noted and photographed in the monograph ‘St. Andreasberg’ of the Mineralogical Record magazine (May-June 2017, pg. 358)
St. Andreasberg mining area, Goslar District, Harz, Lower Saxony/Niedersachsen  Germany

Specimen size: 2.3 × 1.8 × 1.2 cm = 0.91” × 0.71” × 0.47”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.9 cm = 0.39” × 0.35”

Type locality
Dyscrasite. Front
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Dyscrasite. Rear
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Antimony
Antimony. Front
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Antimony. Rear
Rear
Antimony  

TT86AH4: Very aerial growth of very bright and extraordinarily well defined native Antimony crystals. The sample was analyzed by Dr. Frank Keutsch, currently one of the best experts on sulphides and native elements. We’ll send to the buyer a copy of Dr. Keutsch’s label.
St. Andreasberg mining area, Goslar District, Harz, Lower Saxony/Niedersachsen  Germany

Specimen size: 1 × 0.9 × 0.7 cm = 0.39” × 0.35” × 0.28”

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

Calcite
Calcite  

MB68AB0: Aggregates of parallel pale yellow transparent Calcite crystals on matrix. They are sharp prismatic with flat terminations and very acute scalenohedral phantom growths that protrude from the pinacoidal face. This historic sample previously was in the Bally Museum at Geneva (Switzerland) whose label we will send to the buyer.
St. Andreasberg mining area, Goslar District, Harz, Lower Saxony/Niedersachsen  Germany

Specimen size: 5.4 × 5 × 3.6 cm = 2.13” × 1.97” × 1.42”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 1.3 cm = 0.87” × 0.51”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani
Calcite. Front
Front
Calcite. Rear
Rear
Calcite
Calcite. Front
Front
Calcite. Side
Side
Calcite.
Calcite  

SP47AB4: Aggregate, on matrix, of elongated Calcite crystals, between transparent and translucent and with smooth and very well defined pinacoidal terminations that have a white color zoning. Some of the crystals have dark inclusions on their base. As is the case with so many specimens in this collection, the sample is of great quality for the locality.
St. Andreasberg mining area, Goslar District, Harz, Lower Saxony/Niedersachsen  Germany

Specimen size: 7.1 × 4.4 × 4 cm = 2.80” × 1.73” × 1.57”

Main crystal size: 2.4 × 0.9 cm = 0.94” × 0.35”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani
Calcite
 

SY47AC9: A classic. Divergent growths, on matrix, of prismatic Calcite crystals with pinacoidal terminations, with very sharp edges, bright and transparent. The sample is from the Stoppani collection, 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.
The sample has been noted and photographed in the monograph ‘St. Andreasberg’ of the Mineralogical Record magazine (May-June 2017, pg. 348)
St. Andreasberg, St. Andreasberg mining area, Goslar District, Harz, Lower Saxony/Niedersachsen  Germany

Specimen size: 8.4 × 5.2 × 5.4 cm = 3.31” × 2.05” × 2.13”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani
Calcite. Front
Front
Calcite. Side
Side
Calcite. Rear
Rear
Calcite
Calcite. Calcite.
Calcite  

MA48AB0: Aggregate, on matrix, of Calcite crystals that are between tabular and prismatic and have very well defined concentric zonal growths, between white and gray, perpendicular to the main crystal axis. More esthetic than usual for Calcite samples from this historic locality.
Abendröthe Mine, St. Andreasberg mining area, Goslar District, Harz, Lower Saxony/Niedersachsen  Germany

Specimen size: 8.5 × 6.4 × 3.5 cm = 3.35” × 2.52” × 1.38”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 1.7 cm = 0.71” × 0.67”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani
Calcite
Calcite  

SF49AB0: Druze of very Sharp rhombohedral crystals that are translucent, bright, with a pale yellow color and are on matrix. As in so many specimens in this collection, the sample is of great quality for the locality.
Winterberg Quarry, Iberg, Bad Grund, Göttingen District, Harz, Lower Saxony/Niedersachsen  Germany

Specimen size: 10 × 8.5 × 7.2 cm = 3.94” × 3.35” × 2.83”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 1.8 cm = 0.87” × 0.71”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani
Calcite.
Calcite
Calcite. Calcite.
Calcite  

SQ48AG5: A surface covered by crystals with very well defined faces and edges and a scarcely developed prism with extremely flattened rhombohedral terminations. The crystals, translucent and bright, have an unusual gray color.
The sample is from the Francesco S. Stoppani collection (num. 0456), 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.
Schlema-Hartenstein District, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony/Sachsen  Germany

Specimen size: 15.2 × 9 × 5.8 cm = 5.98” × 3.54” × 2.28”

Main crystal size: 2.7 × 1.8 cm = 1.06” × 0.71”

Minor fluorescence short UV

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani
Silver with Arsenic
 

TG67AE5: Dendritic aggregates, on matrix, of very fine Silver crystals that are partially coated by dark native Arsenic. An excellent German classic.
Schlema-Hartenstein District, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony/Sachsen  Germany

Specimen size: 4.4 × 2.9 × 2.1 cm = 1.73” × 1.14” × 0.83”

Silver with Arsenic. Front
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Silver with Arsenic. Side
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Silver with Arsenic. Silver with Arsenic.
Silver
Silver.
 

TB14J3: Hooked and skeletal growths on matrix. We note that from this locality, and very similar in their aspect, there are samples named as Allargentum (Ag7Sb). We analyzed the specimen and, in this case, it is simply native Silver.
Shaft 371, 1410 level, Schlema-Hartenstein District, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony/Sachsen  Germany

Specimen size: 4.7 × 3.2 × 1.8 cm = 1.85” × 1.26” × 0.71”

Silver and Stephanite
Silver and Stephanite  

EK91D2: In this one I have allowed Jordi to speak:
Very beautiful native silver from Freiberg with two really interesting additions: well-crystallized Stephanite and an old 19th century label, which is written in ink.
A quality classic.
Freiberg District, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony/Sachsen  Germany

Specimen size: 6.8 × 5 × 3 cm = 2.68” × 1.97” × 1.18”

Silver and Stephanite.
Silver and Stephanite.
Pyrargyrite
Pyrargyrite.
Pyrargyrite  

MC38AK7: Free standing group of prismatic crystals, very sharp, with excellent terminals faces, and very brilliant.
This specimen, from a classic German locality, comes from the collection of Thomas P. Moore, whose label we will send to the buyer.
Freiberg District, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony/Sachsen  Germany

Specimen size: 2.5 × 1.3 × 1.7 cm = 0.98” × 0.51” × 0.67”

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

Former collection of Thomas P. Moore
Acanthite
Acanthite  

MT47N6: Very aerial growth of Acanthite crystals pseudomorphic after Argentite. They are cuboctahedral and have bright and very well defined faces and edges.
An excellent miniature from a classic mine and formerly in the thumbnail collection of Thomas P. Moore, whose label we'll send to the buyer.
Freiberg District, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony/Sachsen  Germany

Specimen size: 2.6 × 2.3 × 1.6 cm = 1.02” × 0.91” × 0.63”

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

Acanthite. Front
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Acanthite. Side
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Acanthite. Top
Top
Acanthite with Dolomite
Acanthite with Dolomite. Front
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Acanthite with Dolomite.
Acanthite with Dolomite. Top
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Acanthite with Dolomite  

ER47AJ1: Very sharp and very bright Acanthite crystals that are implanted on a matrix coated by rhombohedral Dolomite crystals between yellow and pale brown in color. An excellent German classic that was in the Moutet collection, at Marseille. With the sample we will send to the buyer an old label from the prestigious Deyrolle dealers, Paris.
Freiberg District, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony/Sachsen  Germany

Specimen size: 4.2 × 3.6 × 2.5 cm = 1.65” × 1.42” × 0.98”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.8 cm = 0.47” × 0.31”

Acanthite with Calcite
 

MA66AL4: Cubo-octahedral crystals of Acanthite, with sharp faces and edges, well isolated on matrix and with coatings of small Calcite crystals. Typical specimen from one of the great German classical localities.
Freiberg District, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony/Sachsen  Germany

Specimen size: 5 × 3.9 × 3.1 cm = 1.97” × 1.54” × 1.22”

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

Acanthite with Calcite. Acanthite with Calcite.
Stephanite
Stephanite. Stephanite.
 

MC48AJ3: Group of crystals with a tabular shape and a very sharp hexagonal contour. They are very bright and are on matrix. A fine sample, a German classic. The sample has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Freiberg District, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony/Sachsen  Germany

Specimen size: 5.6 × 4 × 2.1 cm = 2.20” × 1.57” × 0.83”

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

Galena with Baryte and Fluorite
 

MM62P9: Small crystals of Galena with very well defined faces and edges, forming the twin following the spinel law on a matrix of so called “book” aggregates of white Baryte crystals and with cubic yellow, transparent and bright crystals of Fluorite. An European classic.
Freiberg District, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony/Sachsen  Germany

Specimen size: 7.7 × 5.4 × 4 cm = 3.03” × 2.13” × 1.57”

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

Fluorite fluorescent long & short UV
Galena with Baryte and Fluorite. Galena with Baryte and Fluorite.
Freibergite with Rhodochrosite and Quartz
Freibergite with Rhodochrosite and Quartz. Freibergite with Rhodochrosite and Quartz.
 

MQ49AJ4: Tetrahedral Freibergite crystals, very bright and with fine triangular growth forms. They are on matrix with small Quartz crystals and pink colored Rhodochrosite crystals. Both the Freibergite and the Rhodochrosite have been analyzed. We will send a copy of the analyses to the buyer.
Freiberg District, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony/Sachsen  Germany

Specimen size: 4.5 × 3.9 × 2 cm = 1.77” × 1.54” × 0.79”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.9 cm = 0.47” × 0.35”

Boracite on Anhydrite and Halite
 

MB56I1: The isolated crystals are very rich with faces, very sharp, translucent and have nice color. There are on a matrix of grayish-white Anhydrite with orange Halite. It is from a recent find of a higher quality than usual for this locality.
Gröna Mine, Bernburg, Stassfurt, Saxony/Sachsen  Germany (2006)

Specimen size: 8.2 × 5.4 × 3.5 cm = 3.23” × 2.13” × 1.38”

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

Anhydrite minor fluorescence long & short UV
Boracite on Anhydrite and Halite. Front
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Boracite on Anhydrite and Halite. Side
Side
Pucherite
Pucherite.
Pucherite.
 

MF12L2: A sample for systematic collectors. It is a rare bismuth vanadate occurring as a hydrothermal alteration of other bismuth minerals. Small orthorhombic Pucherite crystals but with very brilliant faces and sharp edges, others rounded. This specimen is from the Schneeberg area, probably from the Wolfgang Maassen Mine, the Type Locality for this species.
Schneeberg District, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony/Sachsen  Germany

Specimen size: 5.4 × 4 × 4.3 cm = 2.13” × 1.57” × 1.69”

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

Bismuth
 

ET68K3: The vein surface is very densely covered with groups of small crystals that are very sharp. The specimen is a classic from one of the great localities of Germany.
Schlema-Hartenstein District, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony/Sachsen  Germany (±2004)

Specimen size: 8.5 × 7.7 × 6 cm = 3.35” × 3.03” × 2.36”

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

Bismuth. Bismuth.
Baryte with Quartz
Baryte with Quartz.
 

TA76G0: A classic. Prismatic crystals, some of them doubly-terminated, are grouped on a Quartz matrix. Color and luster are very good.
Pöhla, Schwarzenberg District, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony/Sachsen  Germany

Specimen size: 3.3 × 2.5 × 2.3 cm = 1.30” × 0.98” × 0.91”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV
Galena with Siderite
 

TZ27L0: A classic sample from a classic locality. Group of well defined rounded Galena crystals formed by the faces of the cube and the octahedron, with rhombohedral Siderite crystals, on matrix.
Neudorf, Harzgerode mining district, Harz, Saxony-Anhalt/Sachsen-Anhalt  Germany

Specimen size: 6.5 × 4.8 × 2.8 cm = 2.56” × 1.89” × 1.10”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 1.2 cm = 0.71” × 0.47”

Galena with Siderite. Galena with Siderite.
Siderite with Quartz
Siderite with Quartz. Front
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Siderite with Quartz. Side
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Siderite with Quartz.
Siderite with Quartz  

SR58AC7: Aggregate of very sharp and well defined rhombohedral crystals with echeloned edges. They are very bright, have a clear brown color and are on matrix, with very well defined Quartz crystals. As is the case with so many specimens in this collection, in this case a German classic, the sample is of great quality for the locality.
Neudorf, Harzgerode mining district, Harz, Saxony-Anhalt/Sachsen-Anhalt  Germany

Specimen size: 11.2 × 8 × 4.8 cm = 4.41” × 3.15” × 1.89”

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

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani
Topaz with Quartz
Topaz with Quartz  

MA36G8: One of the classic pieces we enjoy offering. Prominent are the two prismatic crystals, well terminated and with a color quite better than usual for the Topaz of the locality, on a matrix of thin acicular crystals of Quartz. With the piece we will send an old label from the Bergakademie of Freiberg.
Schneckenstein cliff, Tannenbergsthal, Muldenhammer, Vogtlandkreis, Saxony/Sachsen  Germany

Specimen size: 5 × 3.1 × 4.6 cm = 1.97” × 1.22” × 1.81”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 1 cm = 0.67” × 0.39”

Topaz with Quartz.
Topaz with Quartz.
Calcite with Feldspar, Quartz and Pyrite
Calcite with Feldspar, Quartz and Pyrite. Calcite with Feldspar, Quartz and Pyrite.
Calcite with Feldspar, Quartz and Pyrite  

SV57AC0: Peculiar and different spheroidal growth, bright and with a very uniform pinkish color. It is on matrix, with Quartz, feldspar and small Pyrite crystals. As is the case with so many specimens in this collection, the sample is of great quality for the locality.
Schönbrunn, Oelsnitz, Vogtlandkreis, Saxony/Sachsen  Germany

Specimen size: 9.1 × 7.6 × 5.5 cm = 3.58” × 2.99” × 2.17”

Main crystal size: 5.2 × 3.8 cm = 2.05” × 1.50”

Fluorescent short UV

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani
Crocoite
 

TA37W7: Aggregate of very well defined crystals, with very acute terminations that cover a limonite matrix. Their luster and color are excellent and the locality, a classic for the species, has produced few samples of this quality.
Callenberg North open cut (No. 1), Callenberg, Zwickau, Saxony/Sachsen  Germany (1977)

Specimen size: 9.4 × 4.7 × 5 cm = 3.70” × 1.85” × 1.97”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.3 cm = 0.47” × 0.12”

Former collection of Tim Welting
Crocoite. Crocoite.
Manganite
Manganite. Front
Front
Manganite. Top
Top
 

TM27H9: A classic. Group of divergent prismatic crystals, very bright and with excellent terminations.
Ilfeld, Nordhausen, Nordhausen District, Thuringia/Thüringen  Germany

Specimen size: 3.6 × 1.8 × 1.8 cm = 1.42” × 0.71” × 0.71”

Manganite
 

AT92N2: Group of very bright, well defined crystals with bright perfect terminations. The sample is a good representative of one of the great classics of European mineralogy.
Ilfeld, Nordhausen, Nordhausen District, Thuringia/Thüringen  Germany

Specimen size: 6.3 × 4.5 × 3.5 cm = 2.48” × 1.77” × 1.38”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 0.9 cm = 0.67” × 0.35”

Former collection of Josep Amigó (Silvane)
Manganite. Front
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Manganite. Top
Top
Hydroboracite
Hydroboracite. Front
Front
Hydroboracite. Rear
Rear
 

MB97AA7: Very Sharp colorless, very bright and completely clear Hydroboracite crystal, with a perfect definition of its terminal faces and with a very good length for the species.
Kohnstein Quarry, Niedersachswerfen, Nordhausen District, Thuringia/Thüringen  Germany (12/2012)

Specimen size: 3.2 × 1.4 × 0.5 cm = 1.26” × 0.55” × 0.20”

Hydroboracite with Anhydrite
 

MA27W8: A novelty at Munich 2012. Group of elongated crystals of Hydroboracite on matrix. They are very sharp, completely clear and showing an exceptional luster. No more words are necessary, maybe one of the best samples found for this species.
This specimen was photographed and published as a novelty at the 2012 Munich Show in the magazine "Lapis" number 12/2012, page 41, and the magazine ‘Mineralien Welt’, number 1/2013, page 24
Kohnstein Quarry, Niedersachswerfen, Nordhausen District, Thuringia/Thüringen  Germany (2011)

Specimen size: 5.5 × 5.5 × 4.2 cm = 2.17” × 2.17” × 1.65”

Main crystal size: 3 × 0.7 cm = 1.18” × 0.28”

Hydroboracite with Anhydrite. Hydroboracite with Anhydrite.
Hydroboracite
Hydroboracite.
 

MA97AA6: Another good borate from the Kohnstein quarry: a parallel growth of very sharp, lustrous, flattened Hydroboracite crystals which are completely colorless and transparent and have perfect terminations.
Kohnstein Quarry, Niedersachswerfen, Nordhausen District, Thuringia/Thüringen  Germany (01/2013)

Specimen size: 7.1 × 0.9 × 0.4 cm = 2.80” × 0.35” × 0.16”

Hydroboracite with Anhydrite
 

MD53W9: A novelty at Munich 2012. Irregular aggregate of sharp elongated crystals on matrix. They are colorless, completely clear and have an extraordinary luster. Undoubtedly a sample of the best quality for the species.
This specimen was photographed and published as a novelty at the 2012 Munich Show in the magazine ‘Le Rčgne Minéral’ number 108, page 45, and the magazine ‘Mineral Up’ on page 52 in number 2013/1
Kohnstein Quarry, Niedersachswerfen, Nordhausen District, Thuringia/Thüringen  Germany (2012)

Specimen size: 9.5 × 6.7 × 2.4 cm = 3.74” × 2.64” × 0.94”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 0.4 cm = 0.71” × 0.16”

Hydroboracite with Anhydrite. Hydroboracite with Anhydrite.
Strontioginorite
Strontioginorite. Strontioginorite.
 

MB56AA6: Fairly new at Munich in 2014: one of the rare borates found in the occasionally prolific Kohnstein quarry. The crystals are extraordinarily sharp, lustrous, colorless, completely transparent and very large for the species, and they are on matrix. Though reluctant to make value judgments, we have to say that this specimen is probably among the best for the species from any locality.
This specimen was photographed and published as a novelty at the 2014 Munich Show in the magazine ‘Le Rčgne Minéral’ Nov/Dec 2014, number 120, page 45
Kohnstein Quarry, Niedersachswerfen, Nordhausen District, Thuringia/Thüringen  Germany (01/2013)

Specimen size: 5 × 4.2 × 4.1 cm = 1.97” × 1.65” × 1.61”

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

Galena
 

EE56T5: Aggregate, on a metallic matrix, of cuboctahedral crystals with very well defined faces and edges in which the forms of the cube and the octahedron have an equal size. It is from a find by Frank de Wit in 2007 from which we offer all of the available samples. The piece is with a label signed by Frank that we'll send to the buyer.
Meyer Quarry, Hastenrath, Eschweiler, Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia/Nordrhein-Westfalen  Germany (07/04/2007)

Specimen size: 5.3 × 4.6 × 2.3 cm = 2.09” × 1.81” × 0.91”

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

Galena.
Galena
Galena. Galena.
 

EH96T5: Aggregate, on a metallic matrix, of cuboctahedral crystals with very well defined faces and edges in which the forms of the cube and the octahedron have an equal size. It is from a find by Frank de Wit in 2007 from which we offer all of the available samples. The piece is with a label signed by Frank that we'll send to the buyer.
This specimen was published on the Mineralogical Record´s web page, in the ‘What’s New in the Mineral World?’ section, report #30, November 25, 2011 edition.
Meyer Quarry, Hastenrath, Eschweiler, Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia/Nordrhein-Westfalen  Germany (07/04/2007)

Specimen size: 9.5 × 6.5 × 3.2 cm = 3.74” × 2.56” × 1.26”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1.3 cm = 0.59” × 0.51”

Galena with Pyrite
 

EG87T5: Aggregate, on a metallic matrix, of cuboctahedral crystals with very well defined faces and edges in which the forms of the cube and the octahedron have a very equal size A thin film of Pyrite coats some of the crystals of Galena. It is from a find by Frank de Wit in 2007 from which we offer all the available samples. The piece is with a label signed by Frank that we'll send to the buyer.
Meyer Quarry, Hastenrath, Eschweiler, Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia/Nordrhein-Westfalen  Germany (07/04/2007)

Specimen size: 11.7 × 8.5 × 2.9 cm = 4.61” × 3.35” × 1.14”

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

Galena with Pyrite. Galena with Pyrite.
Baryte with Chalcopyrite
Baryte with Chalcopyrite. Baryte with Chalcopyrite.
 

VF66Z4: Parallel aggregates of laminar Baryte crystals showing a color between white and salmon pink. They have scattered small Chalcopyrite crystals. A fine German classic.
Dreislar Mine, Dreislar, Winterberg, Sauerland, North Rhine-Westphalia/Nordrhein-Westfalen  Germany (±1967)

Specimen size: 7.9 × 5.4 × 1.2 cm = 3.11” × 2.13” × 0.47”

Former collection of A. Mayor

Minor fluorescence short UV
Baryte with Hematite inclusions
 

NM12R9: Group of translucent white tabular crystals. They have a neat geometrical zoning all along the edges due to the concentration of reddish inclusions of Hematite.
Calcite Quarry, Holzen, Arnsberg, Sauerland, North Rhine-Westphalia/Nordrhein-Westfalen  Germany (17/08/2006)

Specimen size: 7.2 × 5.4 × 3.2 cm = 2.83” × 2.13” × 1.26”

Baryte with Hematite inclusions.
Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite.
 

EM62M5: The sample is from a locality very rarely represented in collections. The crystals have good color, are on Quartz matrix, are very well defined, and most of them are doubly terminated.
Ramsbeck, Bestwig, Distrito Hochsauerland, Arnsberg, North Rhine-Westphalia/Nordrhein-Westfalen  Germany (1998)

Specimen size: 3.6 × 3.2 × 3.2 cm = 1.42” × 1.26” × 1.26”

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

Minor fluorescence short UV
Siderite with inclusions
Siderite with inclusions  

SB67AB8: Echeloned growths of rhombohedral Siderite crystals with a clear cream color and darker areas due to inclusions. As is the case with so many specimens in this collection, the sample is of great quality for the locality.
Müsen, Siegerland, North Rhine-Westphalia/Nordrhein-Westfalen  Germany

Specimen size: 11 × 7.5 × 4.1 cm = 4.33” × 2.95” × 1.61”

Main crystal size: 4 × 2.5 cm = 1.57” × 0.98”

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani
Siderite with inclusions. Siderite with inclusions.
Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite.
Pyromorphite.
 

TA50G1: A classic specimen of excellent quality. Crystals are short prisms of simple forms, very well defined, with the typical brown color of this locality.
The sample was in the collection of Don E. Boydston, number 154, and it also has a label proceeding from U. S. National Museum collections with the number 105219. With the specimen we will send to the buyer both the card of the collection and the mentioned label.
Bad Ems, Bad Ems District, Lahn Valley, Rhineland-Palatinate/Rheinland-Pfalz  Germany

Specimen size: 6.2 × 3.8 × 3.7 cm = 2.44” × 1.50” × 1.46”

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

Minor fluorescence long & short UV
Rhodochrosite
Rhodochrosite  

SC50AB4: Botryoidal aggregate, on matrix, of lenticular Rhodochrosite crystals that are translucent and have a very deep and uniform color. The sample is from a German locality considered as a classic for the species. As is the case with so many specimens in this collection, the sample is of great quality for the locality.
Rothenberg Mine, Oberneisen, Niederneisen, Rhineland-Palatinate/Rheinland-Pfalz  Germany

Specimen size: 5.3 × 3.8 × 3.9 cm = 2.09” × 1.50” × 1.54”

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani
Rhodochrosite. Rhodochrosite.
Rhodochrosite
Rhodochrosite. Rhodochrosite.
Rhodochrosite  

SA42AC0: Botryoidal growth, on matrix, with a very deep red color. A great German classic of which, for many years, we have not seen samples.
Rothenberg Mine, Oberneisen, Niederneisen, Rhineland-Palatinate/Rheinland-Pfalz  Germany

Specimen size: 9 × 6.5 × 5.8 cm = 3.54” × 2.56” × 2.28”

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani
Chalcopyrite with Siderite and Quartz
Chalcopyrite with Siderite and Quartz  

EB87AG0: Very sharp Chalcopyrite crystals with well defined faces and edges, very bright and on Quartz crystals with small lenticular Siderite crystals. The sample is from a classic European locality.
Georg Mine, Willroth, Flammersfeld, Altenkirchen (Westerwald), Siegerland, Rhineland-Palatinate/Rheinland-Pfalz  Germany

Specimen size: 9.6 × 7.9 × 1.9 cm = 3.78” × 3.11” × 0.75”

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

Chalcopyrite with Siderite and Quartz. Chalcopyrite with Siderite and Quartz.
Siderite with Pyrite
Siderite with Pyrite. Siderite with Pyrite.
Siderite with Pyrite  

SA88AC3: Aggregate of rhombohedral Siderite crystals with slightly curved faces and very bright and “paved” surfaces partially coated by small Pyrite crystals. It is an excellent German classic for the species and the locality. As is the case with so many specimens in this collection, the sample is of great quality for the locality.
Georg Mine, Willroth, Flammersfeld, Altenkirchen (Westerwald), Siegerland, Rhineland-Palatinate/Rheinland-Pfalz  Germany

Specimen size: 14 × 7.8 × 3.7 cm = 5.51” × 3.07” × 1.46”

Main crystal size: 2.1 × 1.5 cm = 0.83” × 0.59”

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani

GREECE


Linarite with Cerussite, Caledonite and Brochantite
 

ED16Y7: A novelty at Munich 2013. Aggregate of translucent and very bright Linarite crystals with a vivid color, on a limonite matrix, with clear blue Caledonite, green Brochantite and small Cerussite crystals.
King Arthur Mine, Kirki Mines, Évros Prefecture, Thrace (Thráki) Department  Greece (03-04/2013)

Specimen size: 2.7 × 2.5 × 1.9 cm = 1.06” × 0.98” × 0.75”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.1 cm = 0.16” × 0.04”

Linarite with Cerussite, Caledonite and Brochantite. Linarite with Cerussite, Caledonite and Brochantite.
Linarite with Cerussite and Brochantite
Linarite with Cerussite and Brochantite. Linarite with Cerussite and Brochantite.
 

EP16Y7: A novelty at Munich 2013. Fan-like growths of translucent and very bright Linarite crystals with a vivid color, on a limonite matrix, with green Brochantite and small Cerussite crystals.
King Arthur Mine, Kirki Mines, Évros Prefecture, Thrace (Thráki) Department  Greece (03-04/2013)

Specimen size: 3.4 × 3.4 × 1.7 cm = 1.34” × 1.34” × 0.67”

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

Linarite with Brochantite and Quartz
 

EJ36Y7: A novelty at Munich 2013. Fan-like growths of translucent and very bright Linarite crystals with a vivid color, on a limonite and Quartz matrix, with green Brochantite and Chalcopyrite.
King Arthur Mine, Kirki Mines, Évros Prefecture, Thrace (Thráki) Department  Greece (03-04/2013)

Specimen size: 5 × 3.3 × 2.9 cm = 1.97” × 1.30” × 1.14”

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

Linarite with Brochantite and Quartz. Linarite with Brochantite and Quartz.
Linarite with Caledonite, Sphalerite, Quartz and Chalcopyrite
Linarite with Caledonite, Sphalerite, Quartz and Chalcopyrite. Linarite with Caledonite, Sphalerite, Quartz and Chalcopyrite.
 

EF66Y7: A novelty at Munich 2013. Fan-like growths of translucent and very bright Linarite crystals with a vivid color, on limonite and Quartz matrix, with clear blue Caledonite, green Brochantite, Sphalerite and Chalcopyrite.
The specimen has been reviewed, photographed and published as a new discovery in the magazine ‘Mineral Up’ on page 46 in number 2014/1
King Arthur Mine, Kirki Mines, Évros Prefecture, Thrace (Thráki) Department  Greece (03-04/2013)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 3.6 × 2.9 cm = 2.52” × 1.42” × 1.14”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.1 cm = 0.43” × 0.04”

Wurtzite
 

EH13Y7: A novelty at Munich 2013. Groups of very well developed pyramidal Wurtzite crystals, of good size for the species. They have fine striations parallel to the main axis of the crystal, have a honey color and intense luster, being on matrix with small Jordanite crystals. The sample has intense doubly colored fluorescence, orange on the crystals and yellow on the matrix, and also a very notable phosphorescence.
Agios Philippos Mine, Kirki Mines, Évros Prefecture, Thrace (Thráki) Department  Greece (10/2013)

Specimen size: 4.2 × 3.7 × 2.4 cm = 1.65” × 1.46” × 0.94”

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

Doubly colored fluorescence, orange on the crystals and yellow on the matrix and phosphorescence
Wurtzite. Wurtzite.
Wurtzite with Jordanite
Wurtzite with Jordanite. Wurtzite with Jordanite.
 

EB6Y7: A novelty at Munich 2013. Groups of very well developed pyramidal Wurtzite crystals, of good size for the species. They have fine striations parallel to the main axis of the crystal, have a honey color and intense luster, being on matrix with small Jordanite crystals. The sample has intense doubly colored fluorescence, orange on the crystals and yellow on the matrix, and also a very notable phosphorescence.
Agios Philippos Mine, Kirki Mines, Évros Prefecture, Thrace (Thráki) Department  Greece (10/2013)

Specimen size: 4.5 × 3 × 2.8 cm = 1.77” × 1.18” × 1.10”

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

Doubly colored fluorescence, orange on the crystals and yellow on the matrix and phosphorescence
Wurtzite with Jordanite and Baryte
 

MB26Y8: A novelty at Munich 2013. Very well developed pyramidal Wurtzite crystals of good size for the species. They have a brown honey color and intense luster, and are on matrix, with small Jordanite crystals and laminar Baryte crystals with geometric zoning. The sample has intense doubly colored fluorescence, the crystals are orange and the matrixis yellow, and also a very notable phosphorescence.
Agios Philippos Mine, Kirki Mines, Évros Prefecture, Thrace (Thráki) Department  Greece (10/2013)

Specimen size: 6.7 × 5 × 3.5 cm = 2.64” × 1.97” × 1.38”

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

Doubly colored fluorescence, orange on the crystals and yellow on the matrix and phosphorescence
Wurtzite with Jordanite and Baryte. Wurtzite with Jordanite and Baryte.
Wurtzite with Jordanite
Wurtzite with Jordanite. Wurtzite with Jordanite.
 

MD26Y8: A novelty at Munich 2013. Very well developed pyramidal Wurtzite crystals of good size for the species. They have a brown honey color and intense luster, and are on matrix, with small Jordanite crystals. The sample has intense doubly colored fluorescence, the crystals are orange and the matrix is yellow, and also a very notable phosphorescence.
Agios Philippos Mine, Kirki Mines, Évros Prefecture, Thrace (Thráki) Department  Greece (10/2013)

Specimen size: 6.8 × 4.7 × 2.7 cm = 2.68” × 1.85” × 1.06”

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

Doubly colored fluorescence, orange on the crystals and yellow on the matrix and phosphorescence
Baryte with inclusions of Hematite
 

NG11W4: Aggregates of sharp tabular crystals of Baryte, white and colored by red inclusions of Hematite. Of very good quality for the locality.
Mine 18, Paleokamariza Mines, Lavrion Mining District, Attikí (Attica) Prefecture  Greece (±1980)

Specimen size: 4.5 × 4.3 × 3 cm = 1.77” × 1.69” × 1.18”

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

Baryte with inclusions of Hematite.
Baryte with inclusions of Hematite
Baryte with inclusions of Hematite. Baryte with inclusions of Hematite.
 

NA63W4: Aggregates of sharp tabular crystals of Baryte. They have an intense and uniform red color due to inclusions of Hematite, and are on a base of white crystals of the same mineral. Of very good quality for the locality.
Mine 18, Paleokamariza Mines, Lavrion Mining District, Attikí (Attica) Prefecture  Greece (±1980)

Specimen size: 7 × 4.4 × 3 cm = 2.76” × 1.73” × 1.18”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.6 cm = 0.31” × 0.24”

Baryte with Hematite inclusiones
 

MD46AB1: Fine druse of small tabular Baryte crystals with pale yellow pinacoidal faces and thin vivid red prismatic faces whose color is due to Hematite inclusions. The crystal size and the quality are superior to the usual from this locality.
Mine 18, Paleokamariza Mines, Lavrion Mining District, Attikí (Attica) Prefecture  Greece (±1980)

Specimen size: 10.2 × 5.5 × 2.1 cm = 4.02” × 2.17” × 0.83”

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

Baryte with Hematite inclusiones. Baryte with Hematite inclusiones.
Azurite with Malachite
Azurite with Malachite. Azurite with Malachite.
 

MC46AL4: Coating of small Azurite crystals, very sharp, translucent, bright and with a very vivid color, with fibrous aggregates and small primary Malachite crystals and on a limonite matrix. Good quality for this mine.
Christiana Mine, Kamariza Mines, Agios Konstantinos, Lavrion Mining District, Attikí (Attica) Prefecture  Greece (2015)

Specimen size: 8.5 × 5.4 × 3.7 cm = 3.35” × 2.13” × 1.46”

Cuprian Adamite with Smithsonite
 

MA60X8: Spheroidal growths of cuprian Adamite in micro-crystals whose color is between green and bluish green. They are on limonite matrix, with white botryoidal Smithsonite. It is a rarity at the small Serpieri mine at Lavrion, not well known for collectible samples.
Serpieri Mine, Kamariza Mines, Lavrion Mining District, Attikí (Attica) Prefecture  Greece (01/2013)

Specimen size: 3.4 × 2.5 × 1.8 cm = 1.34” × 0.98” × 0.71”

Cuprian Adamite with Smithsonite. Cuprian Adamite with Smithsonite.
Cuprian Adamite
Cuprian Adamite. Cuprian Adamite.
 

EC14Y6: A novelty for 2013. Globular aggregates of micro-crystals with very intense and uniform green color, with very good luster and on limonite matrix. The quality is excellent for the locality.
Hilarion Mine, Hilarion area, Kamariza Mines, Agios Konstantinos, Lavrion Mining District, Attikí (Attica) Prefecture  Greece (05/2013)

Specimen size: 4.3 × 3.2 × 2.8 cm = 1.69” × 1.26” × 1.10”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV
Cuprian Adamite
 

EE66Y6: A novelty for 2013. Globular aggregates of micro-crystals with very intense and uniform green color, with very good luster and on limonite matrix. The quality is excellent for the locality.
This specimen was published on the Mineralogical Record´s web page, in the ‘What’s New in the Mineral World?’ section, report #36, November 14, 2013 edition.
Hilarion Mine, Hilarion area, Kamariza Mines, Agios Konstantinos, Lavrion Mining District, Attikí (Attica) Prefecture  Greece (05/2013)

Specimen size: 5 × 4.3 × 3.8 cm = 1.97” × 1.69” × 1.50”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV
Cuprian Adamite. Cuprian Adamite.
Smithsonite
Smithsonite.
 

MA11Y6: Spherulitic growths, more isolated than usual on this kind of samples, bright, whose color varies between grayish-blue and white and strongly contrasts with the dark limonite matrix.
Serpieri Mine, Kamariza Mines, Lavrion Mining District, Attikí (Attica) Prefecture  Greece (01/2013)

Specimen size: 3.4 × 2.9 × 1.1 cm = 1.34” × 1.14” × 0.43”

Smithsonite
 

MQ13AC9: Spheroidal aggregates of crystals with curved faces and edges, with a vivid color between brown and orange, with Calcite and on matrix.
Hilarion Mine, Hilarion area, Kamariza Mines, Agios Konstantinos, Lavrion Mining District, Attikí (Attica) Prefecture  Greece (±1985-99)

Specimen size: 5.8 × 3.8 × 2.4 cm = 2.28” × 1.50” × 0.94”

Smithsonite. Smithsonite.
Smithsonite on Calcite
Smithsonite on Calcite. Smithsonite on Calcite.
Smithsonite on Calcite  

EX89AA5: Botryoidal Smithsonite growths with a uniform clear green color in vivid contrast with the matrix of white saccharoidal limestone with small Calcite crystals. Like so many specimens in this collection, this one is of great quality for the locality.
Barbara Mine, Agia Varvara Mines, Sounion area, Lavrion Mining District, Attikí (Attica) Prefecture  Greece

Specimen size: 8.6 × 7 × 6.4 cm = 3.39” × 2.76” × 2.52”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 1.5 cm = 0.87” × 0.59”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani
Smithsonite
 

MC47AI4: Efflorescent growths of curved scalenohedral crystals with an intense green color. A sample is different from most for this locality.
Sounion area, Lavrion Mining District, Attikí (Attica) Prefecture  Greece (±1985)

Specimen size: 12.2 × 9.5 × 2.8 cm = 4.80” × 3.74” × 1.10”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 1.1 cm = 0.47” × 0.43”

Smithsonite. Smithsonite.
Smithsonite
Smithsonite. Smithsonite.
Smithsonite  

SB88AC3: Translucent botryoidal growth with green color, slightly bluish. It has some white areas and some violet shaded zones. A classic species with great quality from a very, very, classic locality. The sample was previously in the Gilbert Gauthier collection, whose label we’ll send along with the Stoppani label to the buyer. As is the case with so many specimens in this collection, the sample is of great quality for the locality.
Lavrion Mines, Lavrion Mining District, Attikí (Attica) Prefecture  Greece

Specimen size: 11.7 × 8.5 × 4.2 cm = 4.61” × 3.35” × 1.65”

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani
Jarosite with Natrojarosite
 

TH12V2: From a recent find in Lavrion (Laurium). Aggregates on matrix of dark brown Jarosite crystals, very bright and partially covered by yellowish concretions of Natrojarosite.
Kamaritza Mines, Lavrion Mining District, Attikí (Attica) Prefecture  Greece (01/2012)

Specimen size: 5.9 × 4.2 × 2.7 cm = 2.32” × 1.65” × 1.06”

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

Jarosite with Natrojarosite. Jarosite with Natrojarosite.
Jarosite with Natrojarosite and Romanechite
Jarosite with Natrojarosite and Romanechite.
Jarosite with Natrojarosite and Romanechite. Jarosite with Natrojarosite and Romanechite.
 

TK13V2: From a recent find at Lavrion. Aggregates on matrix of dark brown Jarosite crystals, very bright and partially covered by yellowish concretions of Natrojarosite and globular and concretionary growths of black Romanéchite.
Kamaritza Mines, Lavrion Mining District, Attikí (Attica) Prefecture  Greece (01/2012)

Specimen size: 7.1 × 5.4 × 4.1 cm = 2.80” × 2.13” × 1.61”

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

Azurite
 

TN64AD6: Two nodular clusters of small crystals with a very vivid and uniform color. On a rocky matrix.
Plaka Mines, Plaka, Lavrion Mining District, Attikí (Attica) Prefecture  Greece (20/02/2013)

Specimen size: 3.3 × 3.2 × 2.4 cm = 1.30” × 1.26” × 0.94”

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

Azurite. Azurite.
Azurite
Azurite. Azurite.
 

TT64AD6: Nodular clusters of small crystals with a very vivid and uniform color and with small Malachite coatings. On a rocky matrix.
Plaka Mines, Plaka, Lavrion Mining District, Attikí (Attica) Prefecture  Greece (20/02/2013)

Specimen size: 5.2 × 4.3 × 2.7 cm = 2.05” × 1.69” × 1.06”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 1.7 cm = 0.87” × 0.67”

Rhodochrosite with Sphalerite
 

MF26AC8: Aggregate of very elongate Rhodochrosite crystals. They have a pale pink color, are bright and are on a matrix of Sphalerite (marmatite variety), with very well defined faces and edges.
Madem-Lakko Mine, Stratoni operations, Cassandra Mines, Chalkidiki Prefecture, Macedonia Department  Greece (1985-1990)

Specimen size: 5.4 × 4.4 × 3.6 cm = 2.13” × 1.73” × 1.42”

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

MM87AC8: Aggregate of small Rhodochrosite crystals that have a very intense pink color. They are on matrix and partially coated by translucent white Quartz crystals and Pyrite crystals.
Madem-Lakko Mine, Stratoni operations, Cassandra Mines, Chalkidiki Prefecture, Macedonia Department  Greece (1985-1990)

Specimen size: 10.8 × 8.2 × 6.2 cm = 4.25” × 3.23” × 2.44”

Quartz (variety amethyst) with Quartz (variety smoky)
 

ML6Z0: Parallel growth of doubly terminated crystals with a very well marked color zoning, colorless in their central area and deep violet on the terminations. It is associated with a small smoky Quartz crystal. The sample is of the best quality for Kato Nevrokopi.
Kato Nevrokopi, Dráma Prefecture, Macedonia Department  Greece (2007-2008)

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

Quartz (variety amethyst) with Quartz (variety smoky). Front
Front
Quartz (variety amethyst) with Quartz (variety smoky). Rear
Rear
Scheelite with Wollastonite, Epidote and Amphibole
Scheelite with Wollastonite, Epidote and Amphibole. Scheelite with Wollastonite, Epidote and Amphibole.
 

TR14Z9: Dipyramidal translucent Scheelite crystals, very rich in faces, with a very clear green color. They are on matrix, with white Wollastonite and Epidote crystals. The Scheelite is intensely fluorescent under a short wave ultraviolet lamp. Little or nothing of this has been previously seen, the Scheelite from this locality can be considered as a kind of novelty in the mineral world.
Kimmeria, Xánthi Prefecture, Thrace (Thráki) Department  Greece (01/2012)

Specimen size: 4.2 × 3.4 × 2.5 cm = 1.65” × 1.34” × 0.98”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.7 cm = 0.35” × 0.28”

Extremely fluorescent short UV
Scheelite with Wollastonite, Epidote and Amphibole
 

TQ62Z9: Dipyramidal transparent Scheelite crystals with a very clear green color. They are on matrix, with white fibrous Wollastonite and Epidote crystals. The Scheelite is intensely fluorescent under a short wave ultraviolet lamp. Little or nothing of this has been previously seen, the Scheelite from this locality can be considered as a kind of novelty in the mineral world.
Kimmeria, Xánthi Prefecture, Thrace (Thráki) Department  Greece (01/2012)

Specimen size: 4.2 × 3.6 × 2 cm = 1.65” × 1.42” × 0.79”

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

Extremely fluorescent short UV
Scheelite with Wollastonite, Epidote and Amphibole. Scheelite with Wollastonite, Epidote and Amphibole.
Scheelite with Amphibole
Scheelite with Amphibole. Scheelite with Amphibole.
 

TT14Z9: Dipyramidal translucent Scheelite crystals, very rich in faces, with a very clear green color. They are on matrix with an amphibole. The Scheelite is intensely fluorescent under a short wave ultraviolet lamp. Little or nothing of this has been previously seen, the Scheelite from this locality can be considered as a kind of novelty in the mineral world.
Kimmeria, Xánthi Prefecture, Thrace (Thráki) Department  Greece (01/2012)

Specimen size: 5.8 × 3.3 × 3.2 cm = 2.28” × 1.30” × 1.26”

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

Extremely fluorescent short UV
Mn-rich Andalusite (variety viridine) with Quartz and Mica
 

MB66AC5: A novelty at Munich 2015. Short prismatic Andalusite crystals (variety viridine), some of them doubly terminated, and all deep green in color and on a Quartz matrix, with laminar Mica aggregates.
This specimen was published in the magazine "Lapis" number 04/2017, page 21
Theologos area, Isla Thasos, Kavála Prefecture, Macedonia Department  Greece (06/2015)

Specimen size: 5.4 × 4.3 × 3 cm = 2.13” × 1.69” × 1.18”

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

Mn-rich Andalusite (variety viridine) with Quartz and Mica. Mn-rich Andalusite (variety viridine) with Quartz and Mica.
Mn-rich Andalusite (variety viridine) with Quartz and Mica
Mn-rich Andalusite (variety viridine) with Quartz and Mica. Mn-rich Andalusite (variety viridine) with Quartz and Mica.
 

MD16AC5: A novelty at Munich 2015. Short prismatic Andalusite crystals (variety viridine), some of them doubly terminated, and all deep green in color and on a Quartz matrix, with laminar Mica aggregates.
This specimen was published in the magazine "Lapis" number 04/2017, page 4
Theologos area, Isla Thasos, Kavála Prefecture, Macedonia Department  Greece (06/2015)

Specimen size: 5.6 × 3.6 × 1.7 cm = 2.20” × 1.42” × 0.67”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.3 cm = 0.35” × 0.12”

Mn-rich Andalusite (variety viridine) with Quartz and Mica
 

MA36AC5: A novelty at Munich 2015. Short prismatic Andalusite crystals (variety viridine), some of them doubly terminated, and all deep green in color and on a Quartz matrix, with laminar Mica aggregates.
This specimen was published on the Mineralogical Record´s web page, in the ‘What's New’ section, number 42, December 10, 2015 edition.
Theologos area, Isla Thasos, Kavála Prefecture, Macedonia Department  Greece (06/2015)

Specimen size: 5.8 × 3.8 × 3.2 cm = 2.28” × 1.50” × 1.26”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.7 cm = 0.35” × 0.28”

Mn-rich Andalusite (variety viridine) with Quartz and Mica. Mn-rich Andalusite (variety viridine) with Quartz and Mica.
Mn-rich Andalusite (variety viridine) with Quartz and Mica
Mn-rich Andalusite (variety viridine) with Quartz and Mica. Mn-rich Andalusite (variety viridine) with Quartz and Mica.
 

MC76AC5: A novelty at Munich 2015. Short prismatic Andalusite crystals (variety viridine), some of them doubly terminated, and all deep green in color and on a Quartz matrix, with laminar Mica aggregates.
Theologos area, Isla Thasos, Kavála Prefecture, Macedonia Department  Greece (06/2015)

Specimen size: 6 × 4.4 × 1.7 cm = 2.36” × 1.73” × 0.67”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 0.9 cm = 0.55” × 0.35”

Andradite with Hedenbergite
Andradite with Hedenbergite  

EQ27AA3: Very sharp dodecahedral brown Andradite crystals with reddish shades, translucent and implanted on a matrix of thin, green, Hedenbergite crystals with good terminations. The sample is from the Gilbert J. Gauthier, whose label we will send to the buyer.
Mega Horio, Serifos Island, Cyclade Islands, Kykládes Prefecture, Aegean Islands Department (Aiyaíon)  Greece

Specimen size: 7.4 × 5 × 3.6 cm = 2.91” × 1.97” × 1.42”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1.2 cm = 0.59” × 0.47”

Andradite with Hedenbergite. Andradite with Hedenbergite.
Andradite with Hedenbergite.
Quartz (variety prase)
Quartz (variety prase). Front
Front
Quartz (variety prase). Rear
Rear
 

TC37AF6: Parallel aggregate of crystals with the very neat tapered shape typical of “prase” specimens from Serifos. They are translucent and have a uniform green color.
Serifos Island, Cyclade Islands, Kykládes Prefecture, Aegean Islands Department (Aiyaíon)  Greece

Specimen size: 10.1 × 3 × 2.8 cm = 3.98” × 1.18” × 1.10”

Former collection of José Luis Vallecillo
Chromium-rich Lawsonite with Glaucophane
 

MR46AJ0: Isolated and very well defined Lawsonite crystals, one of them clearly dominant, on a matrix crossed by a blue band of Glaucophane. Lawsonite is a rare sorosilicate that has, in this case, an unusual green color due to it’s being a chromian variety.
The sample is from the Carles Manresa collection whose label we will send to the buyer.
Marmari Cape, Grammata Bay, Syros Island, Cyclade Islands, Kykládes Prefecture, Aegean Islands Department (Aiyaíon)  Greece (2010)

Specimen size: 4.4 × 2.5 × 3 cm = 1.73” × 0.98” × 1.18”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 0.8 cm = 0.59” × 0.31”

Former collection of Carles Manresa
Chromium-rich Lawsonite with Glaucophane. Chromium-rich Lawsonite with Glaucophane.

HUNGARY


Wurtzite with Quartz
Wurtzite with Quartz. Front
Front
Wurtzite with Quartz. Side
Side
 

EA37T4: Parallel growth of black sharp crystals of good size for this rare dimorph of Sphalerite. They are very bright and are with Quartz. The locality is not well known but it produces some specimens of very good quality like this one.
Károlytáró, Gyöngyösoroszi, Mátra Mountains, Heves  Hungary (±1980)

Specimen size: 2.4 × 2.1 × 1.9 cm = 0.94” × 0.83” × 0.75”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 0.5 cm = 0.67” × 0.20”

Opal (variety hyalite)
 

ME47AA6: A novelty at Munich in 2014. Very aerial, completely transparent and colorless botryoidal aggregate, highly lustrous, on rocky matrix.
This specimen was photographed and published as a novelty at the 2014 Munich Show in the magazine ‘Le Rčgne Minéral’ Nov/Dec 2014, number 120, page 47, and has been referenced and figured in the book "Minéraux - Le Guide des Passionnés" (Num. 144. 2018; page 539)


Tarcal, Eperjes-Tokaj Mountains, Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén  Hungary (02/2014)

Specimen size: 5.1 × 2.6 × 2.6 cm = 2.01” × 1.02” × 1.02”

Intense fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV
Opal (variety hyalite). Opal (variety hyalite).
Opal (variety hyalite)
Opal (variety hyalite). Opal (variety hyalite).
Opal (variety hyalite).
 

MD48AA6: A novelty at Munich in 2014. Completely transparent and colorless, highly lustrous hyalite in a crown-shaped botryoidal aggregate through which the rocky matrix is clearly visible.
Tarcal, Eperjes-Tokaj Mountains, Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén  Hungary (02/2014)

Specimen size: 6.9 × 4.4 × 2.5 cm = 2.72” × 1.73” × 0.98”

Intense fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV

ITALY


Epidote with Albite
 

L32FI7: Fanlike groups of prismatic crystals of very well defined faces and edges and smooth terminations. They are with white translucent crystals of Albite, typical of alpine Epidote.
Val Varaita, Cuneo  Italy (07-08/1993)

Specimen size: 4.7 × 4.5 × 2.9 cm = 1.85” × 1.77” × 1.14”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.3 cm = 0.28” × 0.12”

Epidote with Albite.
Artinite
Artinite.
Artinite.
 

HA26M3: Nice specimen from a classic locality for the species. Radial fibrous aggregates of thin Artinite crystals with a pure white color, glossy luster and on a schist matrix. A representative specimen for your display.
Montjovet, Aosta Valley (Val d'Aosta)  Italy

Specimen size: 14.2 × 6.2 × 4.3 cm = 5.59” × 2.44” × 1.69”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.1 cm = 0.16” × 0.04”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV
Vesuvianite
 

MD57R8: Group of short prismatic, almost tabular, crystals. They are translucent, very bright and of a yellowish brown color with greenish reflections. An Italian classic, collected in 1970, from the prestigious collection of Tiziano Bonisoli, whose label will be sent to the buyer of the piece.
Monte Avi, Bellecombe, Châtillon, Aosta Valley (Val d'Aosta)  Italy (1970)

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

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

Vesuvianite. Front
Front
Vesuvianite. Top
Top
Vesuvianite
Vesuvianite.
 

TF67J5: Excellent miniature that forms an esthetic group of prismatic crystals, very well defined faces and edges, with a considerable transparency and a magnificent color. A classic.
Bellecombe, Châtillon, Aosta Valley (Val d'Aosta)  Italy

Specimen size: 4.2 × 2.7 × 2 cm = 1.65” × 1.06” × 0.79”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 0.7 cm = 0.55” × 0.28”

Gold with Quartz
 

MD91M5: Esthetic miniature of Alpine Gold obtained in a very recent find in May this year. The Gold forms very aerial dendritic growths on Quartz matrix. For its size is one of the best for the locality.
The specimen has been reviewed, photographed and published as a new discovery in the magazine ‘Mineral Up’ on page 25 in number 2009/1.
Ciamousira Mountain, Brusson, Val d'Ayas, Aosta Valley (Val d'Aosta)  Italy (05/2008)

Specimen size: 2.6 × 2.2 × 1.7 cm = 1.02” × 0.87” × 0.67”

Gold with Quartz. Front
Front
Gold with Quartz. Rear
Rear
Quartz (variety faden) with inclusions
Quartz (variety faden) with inclusions. Front
Front
Quartz (variety faden) with inclusions. Rear
Rear
 

MT36R5: Echeloned uniaxial growth of Quartz crystals, perfectly clear and bright and with a very notable "faden". The base is rich with fine green acicular inclusions, probably Ferroactinolite.
Miage Glacier, Veny Valley, Monte Bianco Massif (Mont Blanc Massif), Courmayeur, Aosta Valley (Val d'Aosta)  Italy (08/2010)

Specimen size: 5.2 × 1.8 × 1.1 cm = 2.05” × 0.71” × 0.43”

Grossular (hessonite) with Clinochlore
 

HM17P6: Crystals with polycrystalline growths, dominant dodecahedron faces beveled by the trapezohedron, of excellent color, a very intense luster and with small crystals of Clinochlore, on matrix. We note the locality, very unusual, especially for such good specimens.
Cogoleto, Genova Province, Liguria  Italy (±1970)

Specimen size: 6.9 × 5.1 × 4.5 cm = 2.72” × 2.01” × 1.77”

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

Grossular (hessonite) with Clinochlore. Grossular (hessonite) with Clinochlore.
Grossular (hessonite) with Diopside and Chlorite
Grossular (hessonite) with Diopside and Chlorite.
Grossular (hessonite) with Diopside and Chlorite  

MJ37T8: Group of crystals of Grossular (variety Hessonite) composed of the trapezohedron and the dodecahedron. They are transparent and have a very deep color which contrasts with very well defined crystals of Diopside and small crystals of Chlorite.
From the Tiziano Bonisoli collection (num. 6296), whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
Testa Ciarva, Balme, Val d'Ala, Valli di Lanzo, Metropolitan City of Turin Province, Piedmont (Piemonte)  Italy (±1960)

Specimen size: 2.7 × 1.9 × 1.7 cm = 1.06” × 0.75” × 0.67”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.7 cm = 0.31” × 0.28”

Former collection of Tiziano Bonisoli
Grossular (variety hessonite) with Clinochlore
 

MT68AA8: Aggregate of very sharp dodecahedral Grossular (hessonite variety) crystals, one of them clearly dominant, beveled by the trapezohedron. They are translucent, extraordinarily bright and are with leafy aggregates of Clinochlore. The sample has a very uncommon quality.
Alpe delle Frasse, Condove, Susa Valley, Metropolitan City of Turin Province, Piedmont (Piemonte)  Italy (±1990)

Specimen size: 3.7 × 3.4 × 1.4 cm = 1.46” × 1.34” × 0.55”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 0.9 cm = 0.55” × 0.35”

Grossular (variety hessonite) with Clinochlore. Front
Front
Grossular (variety hessonite) with Clinochlore.
Grossular (variety hessonite) with Clinochlore. Side
Side
Grossular (variety hessonite) with Clinochlore
Grossular (variety hessonite) with Clinochlore. Grossular (variety hessonite) with Clinochlore.
Grossular (variety hessonite) with Clinochlore.
 

MV89AA8: Aggregate of very sharp dodecahedral Grossular (hessonite variety) crystals beveled by the trapezohedron. They are translucent, extraordinarily bright and are with leafy aggregates of Clinochlore. The sample has a very uncommon quality.
Alpe delle Frasse, Condove, Susa Valley, Metropolitan City of Turin Province, Piedmont (Piemonte)  Italy (±1990)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 4.3 × 2.5 cm = 2.44” × 1.69” × 0.98”

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

Diopside
Diopside  

MF46V0: Very aerial group of flattened elongated crystals with very well defined faces and edges, transparent, bright and with a slightly bluish green color.
The sample is from the Tiziano Bonisoli collection (number 6383) whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
Alpe delle Frasse, Condove, Susa Valley, Metropolitan City of Turin Province, Piedmont (Piemonte)  Italy (±1990)

Specimen size: 2.8 × 2.2 × 1.5 cm = 1.10” × 0.87” × 0.59”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 0.6 cm = 0.63” × 0.24”

Former collection of Tiziano Bonisoli
Diopside. Front
Front
Diopside. Top
Top
Diopside with Grossular (Hessonite)
Diopside with Grossular (Hessonite).
Diopside with Grossular (Hessonite). Diopside with Grossular (Hessonite).
 

EJ89R3: Group of Diopside crystals, one of them clearly dominant, of good size and color. The contrast with the matrix, partially coated by nice Grossular crystals, increases its beauty. A great Italian classic.
Laietto, Condove, Susa Valley, Metropolitan City of Turin Province, Piedmont (Piemonte)  Italy

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

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 0.7 cm = 0.87” × 0.28”

Vesuvianite
Vesuvianite  

MH47X5: Very well defined, transparent and bright crystal with a perfect “mirror” pinacoidal termination and an unusual color zoning, deep green at the base and progressively changing to orange-red at the terminal zone.
A sample from the Bonisoli collection, whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
Laietto, Condove, Susa Valley, Metropolitan City of Turin Province, Piedmont (Piemonte)  Italy (1971)

Specimen size: 2.5 × 1.7 × 0.8 cm = 0.98” × 0.67” × 0.31”

Former collection of Tiziano Bonisoli
Vesuvianite. Front
Front
Vesuvianite. Light behind
Light behind
Vesuvianite with Grossular (Hessonite)
Vesuvianite with Grossular (Hessonite).
Vesuvianite with Grossular (Hessonite). Vesuvianite with Grossular (Hessonite).
 

TM27T2: An extraordinary sample for the locality, with aggregates of very elongated prismatic crystals of Vesuvianite in parallel growths and in square crystals with hollow terminations. The sample is completed by the presence of dodecahedral crystals of Grossular (variety Hessonite) and small rosettes of Chlorite.
Laietto, Condove, Susa Valley, Metropolitan City of Turin Province, Piedmont (Piemonte)  Italy (±1970)

Specimen size: 13.2 × 9.2 × 5.4 cm = 5.20” × 3.62” × 2.13”

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

Grossular (variety hessonite) with Chlorite
 

DR37AC9: Druse, on matrix, of crystals showing a combination of trapezohedron, dodecahedron and cube faces. They are transparent, very bright, with a very vivid orange color and are partially coated by leafy aggregates of chlorite.
Val di Viů (Viů Valley), Lanzo Valleys, Metropolitan City of Turin Province, Piedmont (Piemonte)  Italy

Specimen size: 6.4 × 4.4 × 2.1 cm = 2.52” × 1.73” × 0.83”

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

Grossular (variety hessonite) with Chlorite. Grossular (variety hessonite) with Chlorite.
Grossular (variety hessonite) with Chlorite.
Epidote with Grossular (Hessonite)
Epidote with Grossular (Hessonite). Epidote with Grossular (Hessonite).
 

AK87N2: Parallel growth of very well defined crystals. They are transparent and have an excellent color. They are on matrix with small crystals of Grossular (Hessonite). From a not unknown but unusual locality.
Val di Viů (Viů Valley), Lanzo Valleys, Metropolitan City of Turin Province, Piedmont (Piemonte)  Italy

Specimen size: 11.3 × 8.7 × 4.9 cm = 4.45” × 3.43” × 1.93”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 0.9 cm = 0.71” × 0.35”

Former collection of Josep Amigó (Silvane)
Hematite with Orthoclase (adularia)
 

LZ11HM7: The sample is from a not well known Italian locality. It is a “rosette” growth of laminar crystals on Orthoclase (adularia) matrix.
Varaita Valley, Cuneo Province, Piedmont (Piemonte)  Italy (07-08/1993)

Specimen size: 2.2 × 1.9 × 1.1 cm = 0.87” × 0.75” × 0.43”

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

Hematite with Orthoclase (adularia).
Canavesite with Pyrite
Canavesite with Pyrite. Canavesite with Pyrite.
Canavesite with Pyrite  

SA86AC7: Radial aggregates of Canavesite crystals, an uncommon borate. They are white, have a silky luster and are between acicular and fibrous. The crystals, in excellent condition, are on a matrix with iridescent micro-granular Pyrite.
Brosso Mine, Cálea, Léssolo, Canavese District, Metropolitan City of Turin Province, Piedmont (Piemonte)  Italy

Specimen size: 6.6 × 3.7 × 2 cm = 2.60” × 1.46” × 0.79”

Type locality

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani
Geocronite
 

TP26AH6: Very sharp, aerial and complete crystal of Geocronite, a rare lead sulphosalt, uncommon in such a large and great quality crystal. The crystal is free of damage, shows echeloned growths on one of its sides and is unusually bright. The lateral side on the third image is rough but complete, not broken.
We’ll send the sample in its original Perkin’s box from the R.J. Noble collection, also containing the collection label.
Pollone Mine, Pollone, Biella Province, Piedmont (Piemonte)  Italy

Specimen size: 2.6 × 1.5 × 1 cm = 1.02” × 0.59” × 0.39”

Former collection of Bob Noble
Geocronite. Front
Front
Geocronite. Front
Front
Geocronite. Side
Side
Gismondine with Calcite, Epidote and Chlorite
Gismondine with Calcite, Epidote and Chlorite. Gismondine with Calcite, Epidote and Chlorite.
 

EF7T0: A novelty at Sainte Marie-aux-Mines 2011. Sharp and very well individualized white dipyramidal crystals of Gismondine, one of them clearly dominant, with very well defined faces and edges. On matrix, with bluish Calcite, Epidote and Chlorite.
The specimen has been reviewed, photographed and published as a new discovery in the magazine ‘Mineral Up’ on page 29 in number 2011/2
Vedretta della Miniera, Val Zebrů, Valfurva, Sondrio, Lombardia, Italia  Italy (09/2010)

Specimen size: 4.6 × 3.5 × 3.7 cm = 1.81” × 1.38” × 1.46”

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

Salammoniac
 

EG6T4: Efflorescent growth with crystals with curved faces, translucent and with a vivid intense yellow color. The matrix is lava from the Vesuvius eruption in 1906.
Vesuvio, Somma-Vesuvio, Napoli, Campania  Italy (1906)

Specimen size: 4.9 × 4.1 × 3 cm = 1.93” × 1.61” × 1.18”

Salammoniac. Front
Front
Salammoniac. Rear
Rear
Strontium rich Aragonite
Strontium rich Aragonite. Front
Front
Strontium rich Aragonite. Side
Side
Strontium rich Aragonite  

SF48AB1: Pale green spheroidal growths that, in section, show a radial structure with concentric color zones that vary between green, more or less clear, on the border and shades between yellow and yellowish-green in the central areas. Although we have not done the analysis, these samples have been traditionally recognized as strontium rich Aragonite. As in so many specimens in this collection, the sample is of great quality for the locality.
Boccheggiano Mines, Montieri, Grosseto, Tuscany  Italy

Specimen size: 10.2 × 9.3 × 9.5 cm = 4.02” × 3.66” × 3.74”

Main crystal size: 5.8 × 5.7 cm = 2.28” × 2.24”

Very fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani
Sr-rich Aragonite
Sr-rich Aragonite  

EP70AA4: Druse of dipyramidal, strontium rich, Aragonite crystals that have slightly curved faces and edges, a light-green color and they are on matrix. A well-known classic from the Niccioleta mine. As in so many specimens in this collection, the sample is of great quality for the locality.
Niccioleta Mine, Massa Marittima, Grosseto Province, Tuscany  Italy

Specimen size: 12.1 × 8.4 × 4.6 cm = 4.76” × 3.31” × 1.81”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.2 cm = 0.24” × 0.08”

Very fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani
Sr-rich Aragonite. Sr-rich Aragonite.
Dolomite after Calcite and with Pyrite
Dolomite after Calcite and with Pyrite. Front
Front
Dolomite after Calcite and with Pyrite. Side
Side
Dolomite after Calcite and with Pyrite  

SB37AE3: Aggregate of small rhombohedral Dolomite crystals pseudomorphous after large scalenohedral Calcite crystals on a matrix with very sharp and bright cubic Pyrite crystals. An Italian classic.
The sample is with a label from the Stoppani collection that 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
Niccioleta Mine, Massa Marittima, Grosseto Province, Tuscany  Italy

Specimen size: 13.5 × 8.2 × 7 cm = 5.31” × 3.23” × 2.76”

Main crystal size: 12.3 × 4 cm = 4.84” × 1.57”

Minor fluorescence short UV

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani
Elbaite
Elbaite  

ER11T4: Prismatic crystal from the type locality for the species. It is a classic, translucent, and has yellowish green color and a black terminal geometric zone, well known as a black cap.
The sample is with a label from the collection of Dr. G. Garbari, from Trento, Italy, that we'll send to the buyer.
San Piero in Campo, Campo nell'Elba, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany  Italy

Specimen size: 1.6 × 1.4 × 1.4 cm = 0.63” × 0.55” × 0.55”

Type locality
Elbaite. Front
Front
Elbaite. Side
Side
Pyrite with Hematite
Pyrite with Hematite.
 

VM13AA7: Very sharp pyritohedral crystal with very well defined faces and edges, very bright and on a matrix of micaceous Hematite. The crystal has a crystallographic particularity: it is a negative pyritohedron, a very rare form on Pyrite, defined by the orientation of its fine striations on the faces perpendicular to those on the very much more common positive pyritohedron.
Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany  Italy

Specimen size: 2.4 × 1.7 × 1.8 cm = 0.94” × 0.67” × 0.71”

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

Pyrite with Hematite
 

ET72P4: Polycrystalline growth of pentadodecahedral (pyritohedral) crystals of very well defined faces and edges on leafy Hematite and in rocky matrix. A classic of quality from the end of the sixties and beginnings of seventies.
Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany  Italy (±1960)

Specimen size: 7.5 × 7.3 × 6.4 cm = 2.95” × 2.87” × 2.52”

Main crystal size: 7.3 × 6.9 cm = 2.87” × 2.72”

Pyrite with Hematite. Front
Front
Pyrite with Hematite. Top
Top
Pyrite with Hematite. Rear
Rear
Hematite with Quartz
Hematite with Quartz.
 

TF56N0: An excellent thumbnail of a classic mineral, in which we specially note the clear symmetry of the crystal, very bright and with small Quartz crystals.
Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany  Italy (±1980)

Specimen size: 2.7 × 2 × 3.3 cm = 1.06” × 0.79” × 1.30”

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

Rosasite with Aurichalcite and Gypsum
Rosasite with Aurichalcite and Gypsum  

SC96AF0: Spheroidal aggregates of acicular Rosasite crystals with an intense bluish-green color, with Aurichalcite that has a lighter color. They are on a limonite matrix with white lenticular Gypsum crystals.
The sample is from the Francesco S. Stoppani collection (catalog number 0824), 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.
Campiglia Marittima, Campigliese, Livorno Province, Toscana  Italy

Specimen size: 10.8 × 7 × 6.7 cm = 4.25” × 2.76” × 2.64”

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani
Rosasite with Aurichalcite and Gypsum. Rosasite with Aurichalcite and Gypsum.
Quartz (variety amethyst) with Calcite
Quartz (variety amethyst) with Calcite.
 

MR13M5: A solitary growth of complexly doubly terminated crystals, very transparent, bright and of a very uniform color, on globular Calcite and in matrix. The sample is from a recent find on May 1, 2008.
Capurru Quarry, Osilo, Sassari Province, Sardinia/Sardegna  Italy (01/05/2008)

Specimen size: 4.3 × 2.5 × 2.5 cm = 1.69” × 0.98” × 0.98”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 1 cm = 0.87” × 0.39”

Quartz (variety amethyst) with Calcite
 

MA6M5: Isolated crystals, one of them clearly dominant and doubly terminated, with a scepter growth. Very transparent, bright and of a very uniform color, on globular Calcite and in matrix. The sample is from a recent find on May 1, 2008.
Capurru Quarry, Osilo, Sassari Province, Sardinia/Sardegna  Italy (01/05/2008)

Specimen size: 5.5 × 3.9 × 2.8 cm = 2.17” × 1.54” × 1.10”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 0.6 cm = 0.63” × 0.24”

Quartz (variety amethyst) with Calcite. Quartz (variety amethyst) with Calcite.
Quartz (variety amethyst) with Calcite
Quartz (variety amethyst) with Calcite. Quartz (variety amethyst) with Calcite.
 

MX57M5: Crystals and groups of crystals, some of them doubly terminated, very transparent, bright and of a very uniform color, on globular Calcite and in matrix. The sample is from a recent find on May 1, 2008.
Capurru Quarry, Osilo, Sassari Province, Sardinia/Sardegna  Italy (01/05/2008)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 4 × 2.9 cm = 2.52” × 1.57” × 1.14”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.5 cm = 0.39” × 0.20”

Baryte
 

TZ48E7: The Baryte from this locality often shows little ‘life’ as they have poor brilliance or transparency. They also often suffer from small dings on the edges of the crystals. Well in this case none of these problems are present and it has great transparency, brilliance and lack of damage. Given that it is a floater and so transparent you can also see the growth phantoms within the crystals.
Villamassargia, Carbonia-Iglesias Province, Sardinia/Sardegna  Italy

Specimen size: 7.7 × 5.1 × 2.9 cm = 3.03” × 2.01” × 1.14”

Main crystal size: 2.8 × 1.6 cm = 1.10” × 0.63”

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

TC66W4: Group flattened doubly terminated crystals with parallel growths. They are translucent, with an intense honey yellow color and are partially coated by a second generation of small crystals of the same Baryte. From one of the great classic European localities.
Carbonia-Iglesias, Sardegna  Italy

Specimen size: 9.3 × 5.4 × 4 cm = 3.66” × 2.13” × 1.57”

Main crystal size: 7 × 3.9 cm = 2.76” × 1.54”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV
Anglesite
 

EY16AK1: Two Anglesite crystals, one of them clearly dominant, very sharp and well defined, transparent and colorless, very bright, with inclusions and on matrix. A splendid miniature, an Italian classic.
Monteponi Mine, Iglesias, Carbonia-Iglesias Province, Sardinia/Sardegna  Italy (1976)

Specimen size: 1.8 × 1.7 × 1.1 cm = 0.71” × 0.67” × 0.43”

Anglesite.
Phosgenite
Phosgenite. Front
Front
Phosgenite. Top
Top

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Phosgenite
 

EM16AA4: Parallel growth of partially doubly terminated crystals consisting of two very elongated prisms and the terminal pinacoid. The crystals are translucent, bright and with a brown color. Excellent Italian classic. As in so many specimens in this collection, the sample is of great quality for the locality.
Monteponi Mine, Iglesias, Carbonia-Iglesias Province, Sardinia/Sardegna  Italy

Specimen size: 5.2 × 3.5 × 1.9 cm = 2.05” × 1.38” × 0.75”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani
Phosgenite

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EL16P2: Parallel floater group of tabular crystals with very well developed pinacoidal faces. The prism faces are very thin. They are translucent and have and excellent color and luster. A classic among classics.
Monteponi Mine, Iglesias, Carbonia-Iglesias Province, Sardinia/Sardegna  Italy (1989-1992)

Specimen size: 5.6 × 4.4 × 1.8 cm = 2.20” × 1.73” × 0.71”

Main crystal size: 5.2 × 4 cm = 2.05” × 1.57”

Fluorescent long & short UV
Phosgenite. Front
Front
Phosgenite. Rear
Rear
Phosgenite. side
side
Phosgenite
Phosgenite. Front
Front
Phosgenite. Side
Side

Recorded under LED light
 

PA37AI5: Floater crystals with very well defined parallel growths, doubly terminated, with pinacoidal terminal faces, translucent, bright and with a brown color. An excellent Italian classic.
The specimen has been photographed and published in the magazine ‘Paragénesis’, number 01/2019, page 90
Monteponi Mine, Iglesias, Carbonia-Iglesias Province, Sardinia/Sardegna  Italy

Specimen size: 6.4 × 6.2 × 4.4 cm = 2.52” × 2.44” × 1.73”

Fluorescent long & short UV
Phosgenite
 

EJ67N6: Excellent parallel growth of doubly terminated crystals with very well defined flat pinacoidal terminations. Translucent and bright, they have a nice pale cream color.
Monteponi Mine, Iglesias, Carbonia-Iglesias Province, Sardinia/Sardegna  Italy (1991)

Specimen size: 8.5 × 7.7 × 4 cm = 3.35” × 3.03” × 1.57”

Very fluorescent long & short UV
Phosgenite. Front
Front
Phosgenite. Side
Side
Phosgenite. Rear
Rear
Phosgenite. Top
Top
Cerussite
Cerussite. Front
Front
Cerussite. Side
Side
 

TC97J8: The locality is a classic among classics. The Cerussite forms groups of acicular crystals, so called "jackstraws", white and with glazing luster.
This specimen's photo has been reviewed and published in the magazine ‘Mineralogical Record’ on page 652 in the volume 45, number 6
Monteponi Mine, Iglesias, Carbonia-Iglesias Province, Sardinia/Sardegna  Italy

Specimen size: 4.9 × 3.8 × 3.5 cm = 1.93” × 1.50” × 1.38”

Main crystal size: 3.8 × 0.3 cm = 1.50” × 0.12”

Fluorescent long & short UV
Cerussite
Cerussite  

EM90AA4: Aggregate of white acicular, very thin, elongated Cerussite crystals with good contrast with the brownish-yellowish limonite matrix. As in so many specimens in this collection, the sample is of great quality for the locality.
Montevecchio Mines, Arbus, Medio Campidano Province, Sardinia/Sardegna  Italy

Specimen size: 9.2 × 7.9 × 5.4 cm = 3.62” × 3.11” × 2.13”

Fluorescent short UV

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani
Cerussite. Front
Front
Cerussite. Side
Side
Cerussite.
Hemimorphite
Hemimorphite. Hemimorphite.
 

EQ37AA1: Botryoidal aggregate, on a calcareous-limonitic matrix, with a deep blue color very intense and uniform as is usual on samples from this locality. The sample is a classic for Sardinia.
Sa Duchessa Mine, Oridda, Domusnovas, Carbonia-Iglesias, Sardegna  Italy

Specimen size: 7.7 × 5.7 × 2.8 cm = 3.03” × 2.24” × 1.10”

Smithsonite after Calcite
Smithsonite after Calcite  

EV89AA5: Yellowish microcrystalline Smithsonite coatings on parallel growths of Calcite crystals on matrix. Like so many specimens in this collection, this one is of great quality for the locality.
Seddas Moddizzis Mine, Iglesias, Carbonia-Iglesias, Sardegna  Italy

Specimen size: 8.2 × 5.4 × 4.4 cm = 3.23” × 2.13” × 1.73”

Main crystal size: 3.2 × 1.5 cm = 1.26” × 0.59”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani
Smithsonite after Calcite. Smithsonite after Calcite.
Ferrierite with Calcite
Ferrierite with Calcite.
 

EQ56P2: A fine piece with globular growths of good yellow color, on matrix and with Calcite crystals. These samples from this locality are destined to become the classics for the species.
Ugas Quarry, Monastir, Cagliari Province, Sardinia/Sardegna  Italy (2005)

Specimen size: 4.5 × 2.5 × 0.8 cm = 1.77” × 0.98” × 0.31”

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

Calcite minor fluorescence long & short UV
Ferrierite-Mg with Calcite
 

ER67P2: Very defined and separate globular growths on a concretion of white Calcite that coat the rocky matrix. The especially deep orange color belongs to the magnesian species, even considering that the sample has not been analyzed.
Ugas Quarry, Monastir, Cagliari Province, Sardinia/Sardegna  Italy (2005)

Specimen size: 5.8 × 3.3 × 3.5 cm = 2.28” × 1.30” × 1.38”

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

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV
Ferrierite-Mg with Calcite. Ferrierite-Mg with Calcite.
Ferrierite with Calcite and Mordenite
Ferrierite with Calcite and Mordenite. Ferrierite with Calcite and Mordenite.
 

MD98M5: Globular growth of yellow Ferrierite, with small aggregates of fibrous Mordenite and small crystals of Analcime on a matrix rich with Calcite.
This specimen was photographed for the ‘what’s new at Munich 2008’ section of the magazine ‘Mineralien Welt’ and appears on page 11 of number 1/2009.
Ugas Quarry, Monastir, Cagliari Province, Sardinia/Sardegna  Italy (2004)

Specimen size: 6.1 × 5.6 × 3.9 cm = 2.40” × 2.20” × 1.54”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 1.3 cm = 0.47” × 0.51”

Fluorescence on the matrix (short and long UV)
Ferrierite-Mg with Calcite
 

EE70M2: Excellent Ferrierite specimen from the most classic and best-known locality for this rare zeolite. It shows globular, near spherical, growths with a nice orange color that contrasts on a matrix covered by white globular Calcite crystals.
Ugas Quarry, Monastir, Cagliari Province, Sardinia/Sardegna  Italy (2006)

Specimen size: 11.1 × 6.7 × 4.1 cm = 4.37” × 2.64” × 1.61”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.7 cm = 0.31” × 0.28”

Ferrierite-Mg with Calcite.
Ferrierite-Mg with Calcite.
Sulfur
Sulfur.
 

CA57I0: A nice "thumbnail". The crystal has very well defined faces and edges and it is on a small matrix of white scalenohedrons of Calcite.
Agrigento (Girgenti) Province, Sicily  Italy

Specimen size: 1.4 × 1.2 × 1.2 cm = 0.55” × 0.47” × 0.47”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV
Sulfur
 

AB79P9: A Sicilian classic. The crystals, on matrix, are dipyramidal, with echeloned growths. They have preserved, in spite of their age, their luster and color in very good condition.
Miniera Cianciana, Agrigento, Sicilia  Italy (2000)

Specimen size: 8.4 × 5.7 × 5.4 cm = 3.31” × 2.24” × 2.13”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 1.7 cm = 0.87” × 0.67”

Former collection of Josep Amigó (Silvane)
Sulfur. Sulfur.
Sulfur with Calcite
Sulfur with Calcite. Sulfur with Calcite.
 

VF50AC5: A Sicilian classic. The dipyramidal crystals still have their excellent luster and color despite their age. They are on matrix, with globular coatings of small white Calcite crystals.
Agrigento (Girgenti) Province, Sicily  Italy

Specimen size: 17.5 × 16 × 7 cm = 6.89” × 6.30” × 2.76”

Main crystal size: 2.3 × 2 cm = 0.91” × 0.79”

Former collection of A. Mayor

Calcite intense fluorescence short UV & fluorescent long UV
Aragonite with Sulfur
 

ME10V7: Bundled aggregates of very acute white crystals of Aragonite, bright and implanted on a matrix of native Sulfur. A Sicilian classic.
Agrigento (Girgenti) Province, Sicily  Italy (±1970)

Specimen size: 6.8 × 5.5 × 4 cm = 2.68” × 2.17” × 1.57”

Former collection of Uwe Niemeyer
Aragonite with Sulfur. Front
Front
Aragonite with Sulfur. Top
Top
Calcite on Aragonite and Sulfur
Calcite on Aragonite and Sulfur. Front
Front
Calcite on Aragonite and Sulfur. Rear
Rear
Calcite on Aragonite and Sulfur  

SE97AC7: Aggregate of very flattened Aragonite crystals with their characteristic pseudohexagonal shape. The surfaces of their faces are coated by small Calcite crystals and they have deformed Sulfur crystals on the back. As is the case with so many specimens in this collection, in this case a great Italian classic, the sample is of great quality for the locality.
Cozzo Disi Mine, Casteltermini, Agrigento (Girgenti) Province, Sicily  Italy

Specimen size: 12.8 × 9.7 × 3.3 cm = 5.04” × 3.82” × 1.30”

Main crystal size: 4.2 × 4 cm = 1.65” × 1.57”

Very fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani
Aragonite with Sulfur
 

SD47AC9: Aggregate of twinned prismatic Aragonite crystals, some of them doubly terminated, translucent and with a white color, slightly greenish. With small crystalline aggregates of native Sulfur with a very vivid color. The sample is from the Stoppani collection, 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.
Cozzo Disi Mine, Casteltermini, Agrigento (Girgenti) Province, Sicily  Italy

Specimen size: 14.5 × 9 × 6 cm = 5.71” × 3.54” × 2.36”

Main crystal size: 3.2 × 2.2 cm = 1.26” × 0.87”

Intense fluorescence short UV & fluorescent long UV

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani
Aragonite with Sulfur. Aragonite with Sulfur.
Aragonite with Sulfur.
Celestine with Sulfur
Celestine with Sulfur.
Celestine with Sulfur. Celestine with Sulfur.
 

EQ87Y0: Two generations of Celestine aggregates, the first one with bright, translucent slightly blue crystals, and the later with smaller fine crystals, absolutely transparent, colorless and extraordinarily bright. They are on matrix, with native Sulfur. A Sicilian classic.
Agrigento (Girgenti) Province, Sicily  Italy (±1970)

Specimen size: 13.5 × 12 × 6 cm = 5.31” × 4.72” × 2.36”

Main crystal size: 2.1 × 1.2 cm = 0.83” × 0.47”

Former collection of Uwe Niemeyer

Fluorescent long & short UV
Gypsum with Sulfur
 

HR47L5: Group of Gypsum crystals with well defined and slightly curved faces and edges. Transparent to translucent showing a pearly luster. The matrix, rich in Sulfur, indicates its origin. We would like to emphasize that good specimens like this from the locality are rare. The specimen shows on its rear an old collection catalog number.
Agrigento (Girgenti) Province, Sicily  Italy

Specimen size: 10.2 × 8.8 × 4.8 cm = 4.02” × 3.46” × 1.89”

Main crystal size: 3.7 × 3.2 cm = 1.46” × 1.26”

Intense fluorescence long & short UV
Gypsum with Sulfur. Front
Front
Gypsum with Sulfur. Rear
Rear

KOSOVO


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

ET76G6: From Trepča, one of the most classic localities, comes this very original Pyrite, harmoniously escorted by Quartz, Rhodochrosite and Sphalerite. The crystallography of the Pyrite is very particular with an irregular growth of the crystals forming groups, some of them very aerial.
Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo

Specimen size: 9.3 × 6.5 × 6 cm = 3.66” × 2.56” × 2.36”

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

Calcite with Pyrite
 

EV26AD8: Calcite crystals that are completely coated by iridescent Pyrite and with a second generation of smaller, white, lenticular and very sharp Calcite crystals. An old sample from the findings in Trepča between the years 1994 and 2002.
Stan Trg (Stari Trg) Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo (1994-2002)

Specimen size: 4.3 × 3.6 × 2.6 cm = 1.69” × 1.42” × 1.02”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 1 cm = 0.67” × 0.39”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV
Calcite with Pyrite.
Calcite with Pyrite
Calcite with Pyrite. Calcite with Pyrite.
 

MV37AJ4: Group of Pyrite crystals with very well defined polycrystalline growths. They are partially coated by white, lenticular Calcite crystals and implanted on a matrix that is partially a large first generation rhombohedral Calcite crystal with a pale pink color.
Stan Trg (Stari Trg) Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo (2015)

Specimen size: 9 × 9.8 × 5 cm = 3.54” × 3.86” × 1.97”

Calcite minor fluorescence long & short UV
Calcite with Pyrite
 

EL47AE4: Aggregate of rhombohedral Calcite crystals completely coated by a thin continuous layer of grainy iridescent and very bright Pyrite.
Stan Trg (Stari Trg) Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo (2000-2005)

Specimen size: 9.3 × 6.4 × 5.2 cm = 3.66” × 2.52” × 2.05”

Main crystal size: 3.7 × 2.3 cm = 1.46” × 0.91”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV
Calcite with Pyrite. Calcite with Pyrite.
Calcite with Pyrite.
Calcite with Quartz
Calcite with Quartz. Front
Front
Calcite with Quartz. Top
Top
 

ED87AD8: White rhombohedral Calcite crystals with very sharp faces and edges and coated by a second generation of botryoidal, orange-brown Calcite with fine iridescence and also coating the Quartz crystals. An old sample from the findings in Trepča between the years 1994 and 2002.
Stan Trg (Stari Trg) Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo (1994-2002)

Specimen size: 9.7 × 7.8 × 5.7 cm = 3.82” × 3.07” × 2.24”

Main crystal size: 6 × 5.7 cm = 2.36” × 2.24”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV
Calcite with Quartz
 

MB68AE5: Aggregate of white rhombohedral Calcite crystals with very well defined faces and edges and with echelon growths at the top in the front view. They are on matrix, with clear and colorless Quartz crystals. The sample is from relatively recent finds at Trepča that are producing material that is different from what has been previously known.
Stan Trg (Stari Trg) Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo (2015)

Specimen size: 11.2 × 9.2 × 7.4 cm = 4.41” × 3.62” × 2.91”

Main crystal size: 2.8 × 2.2 cm = 1.10” × 0.87”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV
Calcite with Quartz. Front
Front
Calcite with Quartz. Side
Side
Galena with Rhodochrosite
Galena with Rhodochrosite. Front
Front
Galena with Rhodochrosite. Rear
Rear
 

MP37AG4: Group of very sharp cubo-octahedral Galena crystals with very well balanced cube and the octahedron faces. They are very bright and have small Rhodochrosite crystals on the back. The sample is from recent finds.
Stan Trg (Stari Trg) Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo (2016)

Specimen size: 6.6 × 4.3 × 2.9 cm = 2.60” × 1.69” × 1.14”

Main crystal size: 3.8 × 3.6 cm = 1.50” × 1.42”

Sphalerite with Rhodochrosite, Pyrite, Galena and Arsenopyrite
 

ET27AE4: Very sharp Sphalerite (marmatite variety) crystals with a very well defined spinel law twin. They have an intense black color and are very bright, partially coated by botryoidal Rhodochrosite with small Arsenopyrite crystals and a base of Galena with small Pyrites. The sample is from a relatively recent find in Trepča.
Stan Trg (Stari Trg) Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo (2015)

Specimen size: 6.5 × 4.8 × 4.7 cm = 2.56” × 1.89” × 1.85”

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

Sphalerite with Rhodochrosite, Pyrite, Galena and Arsenopyrite. Sphalerite with Rhodochrosite, Pyrite, Galena and Arsenopyrite.
Sphalerite with Rhodochrosite and plumosite
Sphalerite with Rhodochrosite and plumosite. Sphalerite with Rhodochrosite and plumosite.
Sphalerite with Rhodochrosite and plumosite.
 

ME27AE4: Aggregate of very sharp Sphalerite (marmatite variety) crystals with a very well defined spinel law twin. They have an intense black color and are very bright and partially coated by botryoidal Rhodochrosite with a mossy Boulangerite/Jamesonite (plumosite variety) aggregate. The sample is from a relatively recent find in Trepča.
Stan Trg (Stari Trg) Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo (2015)

Specimen size: 7.7 × 4.8 × 2.7 cm = 3.03” × 1.89” × 1.06”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 1.4 cm = 0.71” × 0.55”

Rhodochrosite with Sphalerite, Galena, Chalcopyrite and Calcite
 

EM96R5: Spherical aggregates of flattened rhombohedral crystals of Rhodochrossite with curved faces and edges, and with crystals of Sphalerite, small twinned crystals of Chalcopyrite and flattened crystals of Galena, all on matrix. A classic from Trepça.
Stan Trg (Stari Trg) Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo

Specimen size: 11.2 × 5.2 × 5.1 cm = 4.41” × 2.05” × 2.01”

Rhodochrosite with Sphalerite, Galena, Chalcopyrite and Calcite. Rhodochrosite with Sphalerite, Galena, Chalcopyrite and Calcite.

NORWAY


Anatase with Albite
Anatase with Albite. Front
Front
Anatase with Albite. Light behind
Light behind
Anatase with Albite. Top
Top
 

MA51W4: Sharp dipyramidal crystal of Anatase on an Albite matrix. Its termination is a sharp pinacoid. It is very bright and, what is extraordinarily unusual, it has a wide transparent area (easily visible with a light at the back) with reddish-brown color.
Dyrfonni, Viveli, Eidfjord, Hardangervidda, Hordaland  Norway (2000-2005)

Specimen size: 2.2 × 1.4 × 1.8 cm = 0.87” × 0.55” × 0.71”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 1.2 cm = 0.67” × 0.47”

Anatase with Albite
 

MD46W8: Very sharp dipyramidal crystal, on Albite matrix, of Anatase with its terminations truncated by the faces of the pinacoid. It is very bright and has very vivid blue reflections under a strong light.
Dyrfonni, Viveli, Eidfjord, Hardangervidda, Hordaland  Norway (2000-2005)

Specimen size: 2.3 × 1.6 × 1 cm = 0.91” × 0.63” × 0.39”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1.2 cm = 0.59” × 0.47”

Anatase with Albite. Front
Front
Anatase with Albite. Side
Side
Anatase with Albite
Anatase with Albite. Front
Front
Anatase with Albite. Top
Top
 

MH76R5: Doubly terminated aerial crystal formed by an acute dipyramid, with fine horizontal striations, and the double pinacoidal termination. On matrix, with small crystals of Albite.
Dyrfonni, Viveli, Eidfjord, Hardangervidda, Hordaland  Norway (2000-2005)

Specimen size: 3.2 × 2.6 × 1.2 cm = 1.26” × 1.02” × 0.47”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 0.7 cm = 0.59” × 0.28”

Anatase with Albite
 

MB37R5: Very aerial doubly terminated crystal of Anatase of considerable size for the species, formed by an acute dipyramid with fine horizontal striations, and the double pinacoidal termination. On matrix, with small crystals of Albite and minor crystals of Anatase with pointed acute terminations.
Dyrfonni, Viveli, Eidfjord, Hardangervidda, Hordaland  Norway (2000-2005)

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

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

Anatase with Albite. Front
Front
Anatase with Albite. Top
Top
Anatase on smoky Quartz
Anatase on smoky Quartz. Front
Front
Anatase on smoky Quartz. Side
Side
Anatase on smoky Quartz.
 

JJ16G5: Very well positioned on a smoky Quartz crystal with Chlorite inclusions. This Anatase crystal is doubly-terminated, bipyramidal, of considerable size, very sharp and bright, with dark blue color better seen when the sample is under intense light because it is partially transparent. From an accredited collection and we give the original label to the buyer of the piece.
Dyrfonni, Viveli, Eidfjord, Hardangervidda, Hordaland  Norway (1994)

Specimen size: 5.8 × 2.9 × 2.2 cm = 2.28” × 1.14” × 0.87”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 0.6 cm = 0.55” × 0.24”

Anatase with Quartz (variety smoky)
 

MG89AI8: Very sharp Anatase crystals, a lot of them doubly terminated, very bright with bluish reflections and implanted on a matrix of slightly smoky Quartz crystals.
An European classic that was in the Leif Engman collection.
Hardangervidda, Hordaland  Norway

Specimen size: 6.8 × 6.3 × 1.8 cm = 2.68” × 2.48” × 0.71”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.5 cm = 0.47” × 0.20”

Anatase with Quartz (variety smoky). Front
Front
Anatase with Quartz (variety smoky). Side
Side
Anatase with Quartz (variety smoky).
Silver
Silver. Silver.
 

TL26AH5: Arborescent growth of very elongated octahedral crystals with very well defined faces and edges and very bright.
An excellent Norwegian classic that we’ll send in its original Perkin’s box from the R.J. Noble collection, also containing the collection label in which it appears that it had previously been in the Sullivan collection.
Kongsberg mining District, Kongsberg, Buskerud  Norway

Specimen size: 1.7 × 1.1 × 0.7 cm = 0.67” × 0.43” × 0.28”

Former collection of Bob Noble
Silver with Calcite
 

EK97T3: Very fine and elegant, very aerial, miniature, with a group of elongated doubly terminated crystals of Silver and small coatings of white Calcite.
The specimen has been published in the Chinese magazine ‘Mineral Lover’ on page 7 in the volume 9/2011
Kongsberg mining District, Kongsberg, Buskerud  Norway

Specimen size: 2.4 × 2.2 × 0.9 cm = 0.94” × 0.87” × 0.35”

Main crystal size: 2.4 × 0.4 cm = 0.94” × 0.16”

Silver with Calcite.
Silver with Calcite
Silver with Calcite. Front
Front
Silver with Calcite. Rear
Rear
 

MG92W4: Group of wire crystals of native Silver, very elongated and flattened, with small white Calcite crystals. A magnificent European classic.
Kongsberg mining District, Kongsberg, Buskerud  Norway

Specimen size: 3.1 × 1.7 × 1.2 cm = 1.22” × 0.67” × 0.47”

Calcite minor fluorescence long & short UV
Acanthite with Calcite
Acanthite with Calcite  

TB92J3: A magnificent sample, not only for the crystal size and its well defined forms. It is from a classic locality well known for Silver but where Acanthite was (and is) very uncommon.
It is from Earl L. Calvert collection and we’ll send the label with the specimen, to the buyer.
Kongsberg mining District, Kongsberg, Buskerud  Norway

Specimen size: 3.9 × 3.4 × 1.5 cm = 1.54” × 1.34” × 0.59”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 0.9 cm = 0.71” × 0.35”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV
Acanthite with Calcite.
Calcite with Pyrite
Calcite with Pyrite. Calcite with Pyrite.
Calcite with Pyrite  

SE69AB0: Aggregate on matrix of Calcite crystals, very rich in faces, some of them doubly terminated, with some deep hollow terminations and with very acute and extraordinarily sharp scalenohedral phantom growths coated by a layer of dark and very visible Pyrite. As in so many specimens in this collection, the sample is of great quality for the locality.
Kjřrholt, Brevik, Porsgrunn, Telemark  Norway

Specimen size: 12.7 × 9 × 5.8 cm = 5.00” × 3.54” × 2.28”

Main crystal size: 6.3 × 4.2 cm = 2.48” × 1.65”

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani
Gadolinite-(Y) with Quartz
 

EV68AF7: Crystal that has a definition of faces and edges that is very much better than usual with samples of the rare Gadolinite-(Y). They are, furthermore, very bright and are included in a massive Quartz matrix.
The sample, a Norwegian classic, is from the René Hubin collection from Neupré in Belgium, whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
Kĺbuland, Iveland, Aust-Agder  Norway

Specimen size: 4.4 × 3.3 × 2.7 cm = 1.73” × 1.30” × 1.06”

Main crystal size: 2.4 × 1.4 cm = 0.94” × 0.55”

Former collection of René Hubin
Gadolinite-(Y) with Quartz. Gadolinite-(Y) with Quartz.

POLAND


Octahedral Galena with Sphalerite
Octahedral Galena with Sphalerite.
Octahedral Galena with Sphalerite.
 

EQ36K3: Groups of octahedral crystals of Galena of very well defined faces and edges, on a base of Sphalerite and on matrix. In addition to the rarity of the crystal shape we add that the locality is a classic, but not so well known.
Trzebionka Mine, Trzebinia, Chrzanów, Malopolskie  Poland (±1980)

Specimen size: 10.3 × 7.5 × 4.3 cm = 4.06” × 2.95” × 1.69”

Main crystal size: 2.6 × 2.4 cm = 1.02” × 0.94”

Fluorite with Orthoclase, Albite and Mica
 

MT13P9: Parallel growth of sharp octahedral crystals of Fluorite of lilac color and with very well defined faces and edges. The matrix is a group of crystals of Orthoclase with small crystals of Albite and leafy aggregates of Mica. The locality is not so well known outside of Poland and Germany
Strzegom (Striegau), Swidnica, Silesia  Poland

Specimen size: 12.8 × 7.5 × 3.7 cm = 5.04” × 2.95” × 1.46”

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

Fluorite with Orthoclase, Albite and Mica. Fluorite with Orthoclase, Albite and Mica.
Celestine with Sulfur
Celestine with Sulfur. Celestine with Sulfur.
 

AR96Q6: Very transparent and bright honey-colored elongated prismatic crystals of Celestine with curvatures and acute terminations and on a base very rich in native Sulfur. The piece is not perfect, having some broken crystals, but its esthetics are very good.
Machów Mine, Tarnobrzeg, Subcarpathian Voivodeship  Poland

Specimen size: 8.4 × 5.4 × 4.6 cm = 3.31” × 2.13” × 1.81”

Main crystal size: 3.2 × 0.6 cm = 1.26” × 0.24”

Very fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Josep Amigó (Silvane)

SLOVAK REPUBLIC


Euchroite
 

EJ13K1: Small miniature with a group of crystals, on matrix, of very well defined faces and edges and an excellent color.
Svätodušná, Ľubietová (Libethen), Banská Bystrica  Slovak Republic (2007)

Specimen size: 1.7 × 1 × 0.8 cm = 0.67” × 0.39” × 0.31”

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

Type locality
Euchroite.
Euchroite
Euchroite.
 

EC36W7: Aggregate of very well defined dipyramidal crystals as usual. They are bright, have a uniform green color and are on a limonite matrix. The sample, from the type locality, comes from an old collection.
Ľubietová (Libethen), Banská Bystrica  Slovak Republic

Specimen size: 2.2 × 2 × 0.7 cm = 0.87” × 0.79” × 0.28”

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

Type locality
Euchroite
 

EA46N9: From the Slovakian locality that is a classic for the species. It is group of very well defined crystals with an excellent luster and very good, very deep color.
Svätodušná, Ľubietová (Libethen), Banská Bystrica  Slovak Republic (2006)

Specimen size: 2.4 × 1.6 × 0.9 cm = 0.94” × 0.63” × 0.35”

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

Type locality
Euchroite.
Euchroite
Euchroite. Front
Front
Euchroite. Rear
Rear
 

ER74T2: Aggregates of laminar crystals of a very big size for the species. They are very sharp, extraordinarily translucent and with very deep green color. A great miniature.
Ľubietová (Libethen), Banská Bystrica  Slovak Republic (07/2003)

Specimen size: 3.4 × 2.9 × 1.4 cm = 1.34” × 1.14” × 0.55”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 0.4 cm = 0.71” × 0.16”

Type locality
Euchroite
 

MD88X2: Group of Euchroite crystals on matrix. They are unusually sharp, have a very uniform, intense and deep color and an extraordinary luster for the species.
Svätodušná, Ľubietová (Libethen), Banská Bystrica  Slovak Republic (07/2012)

Specimen size: 5.2 × 4.2 × 3.1 cm = 2.05” × 1.65” × 1.22”

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

Euchroite. Euchroite.
Euchroite with Azurite
Euchroite with Azurite. Euchroite with Azurite.
 

EC14N9: A novelty at Ste. Marie 2009. Very well defined crystals of lenticular form. They are on matrix, with Azurite, and have excellent color, very vivid. The sample is from a recent find in a new Slovakian locality that was only recently discovered.
Farbište, Poniky, Slovenské Rudohorie Mountains, Banská Bystrica, Banská Bystrica Region  Slovak Republic (03/2009)

Specimen size: 4.2 × 3.2 × 2.9 cm = 1.65” × 1.26” × 1.14”

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

Pseudomalachite
 

EB26M2: Botryoidal Pseudomalachite specimen with a deep green color, with a delicate banded brighter green color. On a Quartz matrix. Very esthetic specimen.
Podlipa Mine, Ľubietová (Libethen), Banská Bystrica  Slovak Republic (11/2007)

Specimen size: 2.9 × 2.6 × 1.9 cm = 1.14” × 1.02” × 0.75”

Pseudomalachite.
Langite
Langite. Langite.
 

ME14K4: Very rich growth of microcrystals denser than usual for the locality. Bright and of a magnificent blue color, deeper and more intense than usual. On rocky matrix.
Podlipa Mine, Ľubietová (Libethen), Banská Bystrica  Slovak Republic (2007)

Specimen size: 8 × 7.5 × 2.4 cm = 3.15” × 2.95” × 0.94”

Devilline
 

EF82G5: Excellent specimen with very definite groups of crystals on matrix. Crystals are laminar and of a very good color and considerable size for this species.
Spania Dolina (Herrengrund), Banská Bystrica  Slovak Republic (06/2005)

Specimen size: 6.9 × 3.3 × 5.7 cm = 2.72” × 1.30” × 2.24”

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

EF13AF5: A novelty at Sainte Marie-aux-Mines 2017. Spheroidal aggregate on matrix of lenticular Azurite crystals, very bright and with a very vivid and uniform color and partially coated by spheroidal Malachite growths. It is of a very recent find at a locality that is a classic for Slovakian mineralogy.
This specimen was published on the Mineralogical Record´s web page, in the ‘What's New’ section, report 47, July 21, 2017 edition and in the Russian magazine ‘Mineral Observer’ on page 72 in the volume 23, number 1
Špania Dolina (Herrengrund), Banská Bystrica, Banská Bystrica Region  Slovak Republic (05/2017)

Specimen size: 7.4 × 3.6 × 3.6 cm = 2.91” × 1.42” × 1.42”

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

Kermesite on Calcite
 

EG66G3: From a recent discovery in Pezinok. Centered groups of acicular crystals of Kermesite stand out on Calcite matrix, with a vivid contrast between the two colors.
New Alexander Gallery, Pezinok  Slovak Republic (02/2005)

Specimen size: 6.5 × 5 × 4.3 cm = 2.56” × 1.97” × 1.69”

Kermesite on Calcite.
Kermesite on Calcite.
Kermesite with Valentinite and Calcite
Kermesite with Valentinite and Calcite.
Kermesite with Valentinite and Calcite. Kermesite with Valentinite and Calcite.
 

EH66X8: Radial and fanlike aggregates of acicular Kermesite crystals. They are extraordinarily bright and have a reddish color. They are on matrix, with small radial aggregates of white Valentinite crystals and small Calcite crystals.
Pezinok, Malé Karpaty Mts.  Slovak Republic

Specimen size: 9.3 × 7.2 × 4.6 cm = 3.66” × 2.83” × 1.81”

Main crystal size: 3 × 0.1 cm = 1.18” × 0.04”

Chalcopyrite with Calcite, Galena and Quartz
 

MJ12F2: From a historic locality where mining activities have ceased, the twinned and brilliant crystals of Chalcopyrite are perfect examples of the species. Two generations of Quartz, which differ in color, partially cover both the Chalcopyrite and the matrix.
Rozália mine, Banská Hodrusa (Hodritsch)  Slovak Republic (1997)

Specimen size: 7 × 5 × 3 cm = 2.76” × 1.97” × 1.18”

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

Calcite minor fluorescence long & short UV
Chalcopyrite with Calcite, Galena and Quartz.
Calcite
Calcite. Front
Front
Calcite. Side
Side
 

EE61K3: Twin of two scalenohedrons, doubly terminated and with an attractive phantom growth. It is esthetically implanted on matrix. The locality is very uncommon, even in major collections.
Gemerská Ves, Revúca County, Banská Bystrica  Slovak Republic (07/2004)

Specimen size: 9.2 × 5.9 × 5 cm = 3.62” × 2.32” × 1.97”

Main crystal size: 5.3 × 3.3 cm = 2.09” × 1.30”

Fluorescent long & short UV
Aragonite
 

MY96AC4: Radial aggregates on matrix of very acute crystals with slightly curved lateral edges. The crystals are transparent, very bright and, unusual for the species, they are untwined. A classic from the Slovak Republic.
Podrečany, Lučenec, Banská Bystrica Region  Slovak Republic (09/2011)

Specimen size: 14 × 8.7 × 4.5 cm = 5.51” × 3.43” × 1.77”

Main crystal size: 4 × 0.7 cm = 1.57” × 0.28”

Aragonite. Front
Front
Aragonite. Top
Top
Aragonite.
Quartz with Fe-Mn oxides
Quartz with Fe-Mn oxides. Quartz with Fe-Mn oxides.
 

EH66R9: Growths of Quartz crystals forming irregular bundles. The crystals are completely coated by intensely bright and iridescent oxides of iron and manganese. On a matrix of Quartz and Limonite.
Banská Štiavnica (Schemnitz), Banská Štiavnica District, Banská Bystrica Region  Slovak Republic (2009)

Specimen size: 11 × 6.7 × 5.8 cm = 4.33” × 2.64” × 2.28”

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

Quartz
 

EP68T4: Group of parallel growths with successive phases of crystallization, the last one, the most superficial, forming a lot of doubly terminated colorless crystals. The sample, from a very classic locality, is much better than the picture shows.
Banská Štiavnica (Schemnitz), Banská Štiavnica District, Banská Bystrica Region  Slovak Republic (05/2011)

Specimen size: 18.5 × 7.7 × 5.7 cm = 7.28” × 3.03” × 2.24”

Quartz. Front
Front
Quartz. Side
Side
Hauerite
Hauerite.
 

EC47AA1: Almost complete cubo-octahedral crystal with very well defined faces and edges and of a considerable size for the locality. It is one of the very rare existing samples from the type locality.
Kalinka, Vígl'ašská-Kalinka, Detva County, Banská Bystrica  Slovak Republic

Specimen size: 1.4 × 1.2 × 1.2 cm = 0.55” × 0.47” × 0.47”

Type locality
Hauerite
Hauerite  

EE96AA1: Very sharp octahedral crystals, one of them clearly dominant, with very well defined faces and edges and on matrix, very uncommon for the species. It is one of the very rare existing samples from the type locality that is with an anonymous label that we will send to the buyer.
Kalinka, Vígl'ašská-Kalinka, Detva County, Banská Bystrica  Slovak Republic

Specimen size: 2 × 1.5 × 1.1 cm = 0.79” × 0.59” × 0.43”

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

Type locality
Hauerite.
Telluronevskite
Telluronevskite. Telluronevskite.
 

EG12P0: Telluronevskite is an extremely rare selenide of Bismuth and Tellurium and its type locality is the Vihorlat Mountains in the Slovak Republic. This specimen comes from there, not so aesthetic but extremely rich (for the species).
We will send to the customer a copy of the analysis where Telluronevskite also appears intergrown with the still more rare species Ingodite and the 'common' mineral Nevskite. The description of Telluronevskite was published in 2001.
Poruba pod Vihorlatom, Vihorlat Mountains, Košice  Slovak Republic (05/2009)

Specimen size: 5.7 × 4.2 × 1.2 cm = 2.24” × 1.65” × 0.47”

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

Type locality
Gold with Quartz, Pyrite and Sphalerite
 

TF13M9: The piece is not especially showy but it is from a very uncommon locality. The Gold mineralization is a concentrated area of small grains on a Quartz matrix that has small Pyrite crystals and massive Sphalerite.
Banska Hodrusa Mine, Hodrusa-Hámre  Slovak Republic (1997)

Specimen size: 6.6 × 5.3 × 3.2 cm = 2.60” × 2.09” × 1.26”

Gold with Quartz, Pyrite and Sphalerite. Gold with Quartz, Pyrite and Sphalerite.

SLOVENIA


Wulfenite
Wulfenite. Front
Front
Wulfenite. Rear
Rear
 

TR47Q1: Group of laminar crystals with pyramidal faces, yellow with color zoning. We specially note the locality, an European classic for the species.
Helena Mine, Crna (Schwarzenbach), Mežica (Miess)  Slovenia

Specimen size: 3.2 × 3.1 × 2.4 cm = 1.26” × 1.22” × 0.94”

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

Wulfenite
Wulfenite  

TR89F3: From the legendary locality of Miess (now called Mezica) comes this group of bi-pyramidal crystals, a form that is not common in Wulfenite. The tips of the crystals are complex and they separate into numerous pyramids. The color is excellent.
This one comes with A. Berger, Vienna and D. E. Boydston labels.
Helena Mine, Crna (Schwarzenbach), Mežica (Miess)  Slovenia

Specimen size: 4 × 3 × 3 cm = 1.57” × 1.18” × 1.18”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.7 cm = 0.79” × 0.67”

Wulfenite.
Wulfenite
Wulfenite.
Wulfenite.
Wulfenite  

TB70L7: A specimen from one of the best and most classic localities for Wulfenite. Numerous dipyramidal and deep orange doubly terminated crystals, with parallel growths.
The specimen is from a German collection and under the label we found an older label from the Freiberg School of Mines.
Helena Mine, Crna (Schwarzenbach), Mežica (Miess)  Slovenia

Specimen size: 9 × 7.5 × 5 cm = 3.54” × 2.95” × 1.97”

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


SWEDEN


Lead with Epidote
 

TA76X8: Very well developed interstitial laminar growth, the matrix is epidotite, a relatively uncommon metamorphic rock, formed almost exclusively of crystalline Epidote. The sample is from a Swedish locality, classic for native Lead but that must not be confused with better known Lĺngban.
Garpenberg Norra Mine, Garpenberg, Hedemora, Dalarna  Sweden (2011)

Specimen size: 4.2 × 2 × 2.2 cm = 1.65” × 0.79” × 0.87”

Lead with Epidote. Front
Front
Lead with Epidote. Top
Top
Lead with Mica
Lead with Mica. Lead with Mica.
 

TB96X8: Very aerial interstitial and laminar growth on a rocky matrix, with small mica sheets. The sample is from a Swedish locality, classic for native Lead but that must not be confuse with better known Lĺngban.
Garpenberg Norra Mine, Garpenberg, Hedemora, Dalarna  Sweden (2011)

Specimen size: 4.7 × 3.1 × 2 cm = 1.85” × 1.22” × 0.79”

Lead with Litharge, Garnet and Mica
 

TD37X8: Very well developed interstitial laminar growth, on matrix, with Epidote, garnet and small reddish crystals of Litharge on the Lead surface. The sample is from a Swedish locality, classic for native Lead but that must not be confuse with better known Lĺngban.
Garpenberg Norra Mine, Garpenberg, Hedemora, Dalarna  Sweden (2011)

Specimen size: 4.8 × 3.5 × 2.6 cm = 1.89” × 1.38” × 1.02”

Lead with Litharge, Garnet and Mica. Lead with Litharge, Garnet and Mica.

SWITZERLAND


Twinned Quartz
Twinned Quartz. Front
Front
Twinned Quartz. Rear
Rear
 

EQ67K6: Group of doubly terminated crystals, one of them clearly dominant, extraordinarily flattened because the accentuated growth of two opposite faces of the rhombohedron. The specimen is absolutely clear and has, as a curiosity, some slightly curved faces. At the same time, we suspect, due the position of the small faces on the top, it is twinned.
Cavradi, Curnera Valley, Tujetsch (Tavetsch), Vorderrhein Valley, Grischun (Grisons; Graubünden)  Switzerland

Specimen size: 5.7 × 4.2 × 0.8 cm = 2.24” × 1.65” × 0.31”

Quartz with inclusions
 

EM87AA0: Aggregate of colorless, transparent and very bright crystals, some of them doubly terminated, that have oriented inclusions with a bluish-gray color on their terminations. Of high quality for the locality.
Piz Regina, Lumbrein, Lugnez Valley, Grisons  Switzerland

Specimen size: 6.7 × 5.6 × 5.9 cm = 2.64” × 2.20” × 2.32”

Main crystal size: 5.8 × 2.2 cm = 2.28” × 0.87”

Quartz with inclusions. Quartz with inclusions.
Smoky Quartz "faden"
Smoky Quartz "faden". Front
Front
Smoky Quartz "faden". Rear
Rear
 

ED27K6: Group of very transparent crystals forming parallel growths, slightly twisted (gwindel) and with a neat “faden” growth. At the base of the piece there is a thin Albite matrix.
Cavradi, Curnera Valley, Tujetsch (Tavetsch), Vorderrhein Valley, Grischun (Grisons; Graubünden)  Switzerland

Specimen size: 4.9 × 3.8 × 3.5 cm = 1.93” × 1.50” × 1.38”

Main crystal size: 3 × 2.8 cm = 1.18” × 1.10”

Quartz
 

HM90R9: Very elongated crystal, completely transparent. On the back of the crystal there is a contact area corresponding to a smaller missing crystal.
Val Maggia, Canton Tessin  Switzerland (±1980)

Specimen size: 14 × 5.2 × 4.4 cm = 5.51” × 2.05” × 1.73”

Main crystal size: 12.5 × 2.4 cm = 4.92” × 0.94”

Quartz. Quartz.
Hematite with epitaxial Rutile
Hematite with epitaxial Rutile.
 

JR8J0: Very well defined laminar crystal formed by multiple growth and with very small red crystals of Rutile, prismatic and doubly terminated. They are spread on the surface of Hematite.
The specimen is from the Jan Buma collection (num. 941207) and we’ll send the card of the collection with it.
Cavradi, Curnera Valley, Tujetsch (Tavetsch), Vorderrhein Valley, Grischun (Grisons; Graubünden)  Switzerland

Specimen size: 2.3 × 1.7 × 0.2 cm = 0.91” × 0.67” × 0.08”

Former Jan Buma collection. Number 941207
Hematite with Rutile
 

MN17X2: Aggregate of platy crystals of Hematite. They are very sharp, bright, with epitaxial growths of red rutile crystals, and are on matrix. A Swiss classic.
Cavradi, Curnera Valley, Tujetsch (Tavetsch), Vorderrhein Valley, Grischun (Grisons; Graubünden)  Switzerland

Specimen size: 5.2 × 2.7 × 2.3 cm = 2.05” × 1.06” × 0.91”

Former collection of Uwe Niemeyer
Hematite with Rutile. Hematite with Rutile.
Hematite with Quartz
Hematite with Quartz. Front
Front
Hematite with Quartz. Rear
Rear
 

TG30F6: The tabular, very brilliant crystals are quite large. Add to this the complex parallel growth of the Quartz, which will appeal to connoisseurs. A really neat specimen.
Cavradi, Curnera Valley, Tujetsch (Tavetsch), Vorderrhein Valley, Grischun (Grisons; Graubünden)  Switzerland (2004)

Specimen size: 7 × 4.5 × 2 cm = 2.76” × 1.77” × 0.79”

Hematite with smoky Quartz
 

MC91N6: Groups of sharp and bright tabular Hematite crystals implanted on bright and transparent, slightly smoky, Quartz crystals.
It comes from the Martí Rafel collection whose label we'll send to the buyer.
Cavradi, Curnera Valley, Tujetsch (Tavetsch), Vorderrhein Valley, Grischun (Grisons; Graubünden)  Switzerland

Specimen size: 9.3 × 7.5 × 7 cm = 3.66” × 2.95” × 2.76”

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

Hematite with smoky Quartz.
Hematite with smoky Quartz. Hematite with smoky Quartz.
Smoky Quartz
Smoky Quartz. Smoky Quartz. Side
Side
 

TQ88L3: Very sharp prismatic smoky Quartz crystal. The specimen shows rhombohedral oscillatory faces with inclusions in the lower crystal, partially recrystallized. Excellent transparency, brilliance and deep and uniform smoky tone. This sample comes from a smoky Quartz classic locality, but not one well-known by mineral collectors.
Val Ferret, Les Bagnes, Wallis (Valais)  Switzerland

Specimen size: 10.5 × 5.3 × 3.5 cm = 4.13” × 2.09” × 1.38”

Main crystal size: 9.7 × 4 cm = 3.82” × 1.57”

Octahedral Fluorite with smoky Quartz and Albite
 

EB51G4: In this Fluorite the color and definition of faces and edges are excellent. Fluorite crystal is enhanced by a group of doubly-terminated smoky Quartz crystals with microcrystals of Albite, all in a matrix, also of Albite.
Göscheneralp, Göschenen Valley, Uri  Switzerland (1986)

Specimen size: 4.7 × 4.1 × 3 cm = 1.85” × 1.61” × 1.18”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 1.3 cm = 0.71” × 0.51”

Very fluorescent long & short UV
Octahedral Fluorite with smoky Quartz and Albite. Octahedral Fluorite with smoky Quartz and Albite.
Orthoclase (variety adularia) with Clinochlore
Orthoclase (variety adularia) with Clinochlore. Front
Front
Orthoclase (variety adularia) with Clinochlore. Side
Side
 

TM96H9: Excellent group of crystals with very sharp faces and edges, partially covered by Chlorite and with very marked Baveno twins. Very esthetic.
Valais  Switzerland (±1970)

Specimen size: 11.3 × 7.7 × 4 cm = 4.45” × 3.03” × 1.57”

Main crystal size: 5.1 × 4.5 cm = 2.01” × 1.77”

Synchisite-(Ce) with Albite, Hematite and Schorl
Synchisite-(Ce) with Albite, Hematite and Schorl  

SM47AB1: Doubly terminated and very well defined Synchisite-(Ce) crystal, with parallel growths, translucent, very bright, with a very intense yellow color and on Albite matrix with small Hematite rosettes and acicular Schorl microcrystals. As in so many specimens in this collection, the sample is of great quality for the locality.
Scherbadung area (Monte Cervandone), Binn Valley, Wallis (Valais)   Switzerland

Specimen size: 6 × 3.6 × 1.6 cm = 2.36” × 1.42” × 0.63”

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

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani
Synchisite-(Ce) with Albite, Hematite and Schorl. Synchisite-(Ce) with Albite, Hematite and Schorl.
Anatase on Quartz
Anatase on Quartz. Anatase on Quartz.
Anatase on Quartz  

TR14F9: Now accustomed to the Norwegian and Pakistani pieces, from time to time the market surprises us with a sample from an old and different source. In this specimen we have two bipyramidal crystals, very sharp, black and bright, on a Quartz matrix with Muscovite inclusions.
We add two labels. One of them, autographed, is from the old collection of L. Bardelli in Milan (num. 2308) the second one is more modern, coming from the Freiberger Bergakademie.
Lunkithal, Maderaner Tal, Uri  Switzerland

Specimen size: 6 × 4.5 × 4 cm = 2.36” × 1.77” × 1.57”

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

Cafarsite with Mica
 

EP96M8: Group of complex crystals, one of them clearly dominant, of good size, bright, very rich of faces and partially coated by of small crystals of mica, probably Muscovite. The crystals have small holes that are not damage but growth defects.
Wannigletscher, Cherbadung, Binntal, Wallis  Switzerland (2007)

Specimen size: 2.2 × 1.6 × 1.4 cm = 0.87” × 0.63” × 0.55”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1.2 cm = 0.59” × 0.47”

Cafarsite with Mica.
Calcite (variety papierspat) with Quartz (variety smoky quartz) and Chlorite
Calcite (variety papierspat) with Quartz (variety smoky quartz) and Chlorite. Calcite (variety papierspat) with Quartz (variety smoky quartz) and Chlorite.
Calcite (variety papierspat) with Quartz (variety smoky quartz) and Chlorite  

SE88AB4: Extraordinarily flattened Calcite crystals with the well-known “papierspat” shape. They are between transparent and translucent and are on a matrix of clear Quartz crystals, some of them partially chloritized. As is the case with so many specimens in this collection, the sample is of great quality for the locality.
Griesseren Valley, Maderanertal, Uri  Switzerland (±2007)

Specimen size: 11.3 × 8.4 × 4.2 cm = 4.45” × 3.31” × 1.65”

Main crystal size: 4.7 × 3.2 cm = 1.85” × 1.26”

Fluorescent short UV

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani
Calcite
Calcite  

SH47AB1: Aggregate of rhombohedral crystals on matrix with very well defined faces and edges and with a gray color. As in so many specimens in this collection, the sample is of great quality for the locality.
Gonzen Mine, Sargans, Alvier Group, St Gallen  Switzerland

Specimen size: 14 × 7.4 × 5.8 cm = 5.51” × 2.91” × 2.28”

Main crystal size: 3.3 × 2.7 cm = 1.30” × 1.06”

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani
Calcite. Calcite.
Dolomite
Dolomite. Dolomite.
Dolomite  

SC27AE3: Aggregates of very well defined Dolomite crystals with the well known “saddle” shape. They have a snowy white color and are on a rocky matrix. A Swiss classic from a single find when the tunnel was under construction.
The sample is with a label from the Stoppani collection that 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.
Furka Base Tunnel area, Realp, Urseren, Uri  Switzerland

Specimen size: 11.8 × 9 × 4.9 cm = 4.65” × 3.54” × 1.93”

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani

TURKEY


Colemanites

Colemanite was one of the principal new finds in Munich 2005. Not only its color is different from the classic Colemanite, but its luster, its intense zonal fluorescence and its twinning make these high quality samples.
Another feature is the detail of two generations of crystal growth. The first one is brown and the second is absolutely clear and gemmy (colorless)

Twinned Colemanite
 

MC86G5: Crystals stand out because of their high position on the matrix, making it possible to appreciate the clarity and the magnificent color.
The specimen has been reviewed, photographed and published as a new discovery in the magazine ‘Mineral Up’ on page 23 in number 2006/1.
Kestelek Mine, Mustafakemalpascha, Bandirma  Turkey (09/2005)

Specimen size: 7.5 × 5 × 5.5 cm = 2.95” × 1.97” × 2.17”

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

Intense zoned fluorescence long & short UV
Twinned Colemanite.
Twinned Colemanite.
Twinned Colemanite
Twinned Colemanite.
Twinned Colemanite.
 

MA27G5: The sample is very rich in crystals, some of them doubly-terminated and all very sharp, in which it is possible to observe perfectly both the twinning and color zonation.
Kestelek Mine, Mustafakemalpascha, Bandirma  Turkey (09/2005)

Specimen size: 8 × 4.8 × 6.3 cm = 3.15” × 1.89” × 2.48”

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

Intense zoned fluorescence long & short UV
Twinned Colemanite
 

MG68G5: The sample, due to its quality, reaches a considerable size and is very rich in crystals, some of them doubly-terminated and all very sharp so we can perfectly observe both the twinning and color zonation.
Kestelek Mine, Mustafakemalpascha, Bandirma  Turkey (09/2005)

Specimen size: 10 × 7 × 5 cm = 3.94” × 2.76” × 1.97”

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

Intense zoned fluorescence long & short UV
Twinned Colemanite. Twinned Colemanite.

UKRAINE


Cinnabar with Quartz
Cinnabar with Quartz. Cinnabar with Quartz.
 

TR36W4: The sample is from a very uncommon locality for a Cinnabar of quality. In this case it forms isolated aggregates, on matrix, of small twinned acute rhombohedral crystals that are transparent, bright and with a very intense red color.
Nikitovka Mine, Novyi Donbass, Gorlovka, Donets'k Oblast'  Ukraine

Specimen size: 4.5 × 2.9 × 1.5 cm = 1.77” × 1.14” × 0.59”

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

Former collection of Tim Welting

UNITED KINGDOM


Galena with Quartz
 

TA17H6: A classic actually really difficult to obtain. Crystals are formed by faces of cube and octahedron and they are preserved exceptionally bright on the matrix of small Quartz crystals.
The specimen is with an old label from an unspecified collection.
Alston Moor District, North Pennines Orefield, former Cumberland, Cumbria  England / United Kingdom

Specimen size: 9.3 × 6.2 × 4.8 cm = 3.66” × 2.44” × 1.89”

Main crystal size: 2.1 × 1.6 cm = 0.83” × 0.63”

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

T48AF6: Different is the best word to desire this one, with the classic cubic crystallization of UK Fluorites but a yellow color and unusual hints. It also comes from a locality that is not well known, as one sees few specimens from it.
Hilton Mine, Scordale, Hilton, North Pennines Orefield, former Westmorland, Cumbria  England / United Kingdom

Specimen size: 10 × 6.5 × 6.7 cm = 3.94” × 2.56” × 2.64”

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

Intense fluorescence long & short UV
Calcite
 

T78A13: Gemmy with iron oxides which give good contrast to parts of this specimen.
Bigrigg Mine, Bigrigg, West Cumberland Iron Field, former Cumberland, Cumbria  England / United Kingdom

Specimen size: 6.5 × 4.5 cm = 2.56” × 1.77”

Calcite.
Twinned Calcite
Twinned Calcite. Front
Front
Twinned Calcite. Top
Top
Twinned Calcite  

SG28AB6: Very Sharp butterfly Calcite twin, transparent, bright with oriented red Hematite micro-inclusions. An excellent English classic. As is the case with so many specimens in this collection, the sample is of great quality for the locality.
Egremont, West Cumberland Iron Field, former Cumberland, Cumbria  England / United Kingdom

Specimen size: 4.9 × 4.2 × 2.1 cm = 1.93” × 1.65” × 0.83”

Main crystal size: 3.6 × 2.9 cm = 1.42” × 1.14”

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani
Calcite

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TR50W4: Aggregate of prismatic-scalenohedral crystals, very rich in faces, clear, colorless, bright, with very well defined faces and edges and on matrix. A great English classic.
Egremont, West Cumberland Iron Field, former Cumberland, Cumbria  England / United Kingdom

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

Main crystal size: 2 × 0.9 cm = 0.79” × 0.35”

Calcite. Calcite.
Calcite
Calcite. Calcite.
Calcite.
Calcite  

SC68AB0: Calcite crystals very rich in faces with dominant prismatic forms and very acute terminations. They are transparent, bright and are on matrix. Some crystals have mattelike terminal faces, typical of many calcites from this locality. An excellent English classic.
Pallaflat Mine, Bigrigg, West Cumberland Iron Field, former Cumberland, Cumbria  England / United Kingdom

Specimen size: 7.2 × 5.8 × 3.3 cm = 2.83” × 2.28” × 1.30”

Main crystal size: 3.3 × 0.9 cm = 1.30” × 0.35”

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani
Calcite with manganese oxides inclusions
Calcite with manganese oxides inclusions  

SD88AB8: Aggregate of transparent complex crystals with the dominant faces of the acute scalenohedron and the flattened terminal rhombohedron. They are on matrix and have dendritic inclusions of manganese oxides. As is the case with so many specimens in this collection, the sample is of great quality for the locality.
Pallaflat Mine, Bigrigg, West Cumberland Iron Field, former Cumberland, Cumbria  England / United Kingdom

Specimen size: 10.4 × 5.5 × 4.1 cm = 4.09” × 2.17” × 1.61”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 1.8 cm = 0.98” × 0.71”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani
Calcite with manganese oxides inclusions. Calcite with manganese oxides inclusions.
Calcite
Calcite. Calcite.
Calcite  

SF87AB8: Aggregate of prismatic crystals with flattened rhombohedral terminations. They are very transparent and bright, very rich in inclusions in the base of the prism and are on matrix. An excellent English classic. As is the case with so many specimens in this collection, the sample is of great quality for the locality.
Bigrigg Mine, Bigrigg, West Cumberland Iron Field, former Cumberland, Cumbria  England / United Kingdom

Specimen size: 7.2 × 5 × 3.6 cm = 2.83” × 1.97” × 1.42”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 0.8 cm = 0.98” × 0.31”

Minor fluorescence short UV

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani
Calcite
 

TP46H6: A classic well preserved and free of damage. Prismatic crystals are terminated with the faces of a flat rhombohedron and have reddish zonations due to Hematite inclusions.
Florence Mine, Egremont, West Cumberland Iron Field, former Cumberland, Cumbria  England / United Kingdom

Specimen size: 9.6 × 6 × 5.7 cm = 3.78” × 2.36” × 2.24”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 1.4 cm = 0.71” × 0.55”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV
Calcite.
Calcite.
Baryte with inclusions of Hematite and Dolomite
Baryte with inclusions of Hematite and Dolomite.
Baryte with inclusions of Hematite and Dolomite. Baryte with inclusions of Hematite and Dolomite.
 

E91AC7: Cumbria, British Museum, Baryte, these are all names that remind me of a splendid past. Jordi bought this one from the Behier collection but did not put it up on the web site as the base has a small ding. But given that you cannot see this defect when you display it and that it is such a nice specimen that displays well I think that it would look good in any collection.
As well as the history I like the fact that it has its old labels and that not only are the crystals transparent but that they have two colors, due, Jordi tells me, to the Hematite inclusions in certain areas which add the red tint.
(former Westmorland), Cumbria  England / United Kingdom

Specimen size: 6.5 × 5.5 × 4 cm = 2.56” × 2.17” × 1.57”

Baryte
Baryte  

TB81F9: Baryte form Egremont is considered as a classic among the classics. The crystal has tabular form and the blue color typical for the pieces of that deposit. The clear color contrasts nicely with the red of the iron oxides, also included along the edges.
It’s a piece with a wide “pedigree” reflected by the labels, one of them from the U.S. National Museum.
Egremont, West Cumberland Iron Field, former Cumberland, Cumbria  England / United Kingdom

Specimen size: 8.5 × 7 × 2.3 cm = 3.35” × 2.76” × 0.91”

Baryte.
Hematite
Hematite.
Hematite.
 

FP6F2: A classic. The lenticular crystals, which are very flat and intensely brilliant, have formed an overall flat surface. The forms of the crystals are perfectly preserved and have no damage or cracks.
Florence Mine, Egremont, West Cumberland Iron Field, former Cumberland, Cumbria  England / United Kingdom (±1976)

Specimen size: 7.5 × 6 × 1.5 cm = 2.95” × 2.36” × 0.59”

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

Former Oliete collection. Number 246
Hematite with Quartz
 

EH96D2: Pretty! For its brilliance, for the contrast of the black and the white, and for its esthetics it is a beauty.

Florence Mine, Egremont, West Cumberland Iron Field, former Cumberland, Cumbria  England / United Kingdom

Specimen size: 9 × 8 × 5 cm = 3.54” × 3.15” × 1.97”

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

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

MG96AE7: Aggregate of cubic Fluorite crystals that are extraordinarily transparent and bright with an unusually intense, uniform and well defined blue color and on a Hematite matrix. An English classic.
Florence Mine, Egremont, West Cumberland Iron Field, former Cumberland, Cumbria  England / United Kingdom

Specimen size: 8.2 × 6.5 × 4.2 cm = 3.23” × 2.56” × 1.65”

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

Dolomite with Hematite (kidney ore)
Dolomite with Hematite (kidney ore)  

SE96AB8: Aggregates of saddle-shaped Dolomite crystals on a matrix of botryoidal Hematite coated by a thin layer of very small lenticular crystals of the same Hematite.
The sample is with labels from the J.F. Lanoë collection and the Stoppani collection. As is the case with so many specimens in this collection, the sample is of great quality for the locality.
Beckermet Mine, Egremont, West Cumberland Iron Field, former Cumberland, Cumbria  England / United Kingdom

Specimen size: 11.7 × 7 × 2 cm = 4.61” × 2.76” × 0.79”

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani
Dolomite with Hematite (kidney ore). Dolomite with Hematite (kidney ore).
Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.
Pyromorphite  

EZ26S3: Irregular aggregate of prismatic crystals of uniform green color. They are deformed by the curvature of their faces and edges resulting in the habit known as “barrel-shaped”. In some of the crystals the curvature is so intense that produces a spherical shape. The sample is from one of the great classic British localities. It is with two old labels (Julian Reasenberg y Morris Museum of Art and Sciences) with the typical small mistakes about the localities present on old labels. We’ll send both labels to the buyer.
Driggith Opencut (Roughton South vein), Caldbeck Fells, Allerdale, former Cumberland, Cumbria  England / United Kingdom

Specimen size: 4.9 × 3.5 × 2.8 cm = 1.93” × 1.38” × 1.10”

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

Pyromorphite with Quartz

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TX30W7: Well formed short prismatic crystals on matrix, many of them doubly terminated. They are bright and have a slightly greenish yellow color and are on small Quartz crystals. Excellent English classic.
Mexico Mine, Roughton Gill, Caldbeck Fells, Allerdale, former Cumberland, Cumbria  England / United Kingdom

Specimen size: 11.5 × 9.5 × 7.5 cm = 4.53” × 3.74” × 2.95”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.3 cm = 0.20” × 0.12”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV
Pyromorphite with Quartz. Pyromorphite with Quartz.
Mimetite (variety campylite)
Mimetite (variety campylite). Mimetite (variety campylite).
Mimetite (variety campylite)  

EJ96AJ0: An excellent miniature of this classic Mimetite variety with well-defined and bright orange crystals on matrix.
The sample was in the Moutet collection at Marseille. With the sample we will send to the buyer a label from the prestigious Deyrolle collection, Paris.
Keswick, Allerdale District, former Cumberland, Cumbria  England / United Kingdom

Specimen size: 4.3 × 2.2 × 2.7 cm = 1.69” × 0.87” × 1.06”

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

Mimetite (variety campylite)
Mimetite (variety campylite)  

TG16M8: An excellent miniature of this classic variety of Mimetite. It has well defined curved crystals, bright orange color, on matrix.
The sample is from the Thomas P. Moore collection whose label will be sent to the buyer.
Dry Gill Mine, Caldbeck Fells, Allerdale, former Cumberland, Cumbria  England / United Kingdom

Specimen size: 2.7 × 1.8 × 1.2 cm = 1.06” × 0.71” × 0.47”

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

Mimetite (variety campylite).
Mimetite (variety campylite) on Quartz
Mimetite (variety campylite) on Quartz. Mimetite (variety campylite) on Quartz.
 

VB68Y9: Unusually isolated Mimetite (variety campylite) crystals that have extraordinarily curved faces and edges and a very well defined “barrel-shape.” They are very bright, have an intense and vivid orange color and are on a Quartz matrix.
Dry Gill Mine, Caldbeck Fells, Allerdale, former Cumberland, Cumbria  England / United Kingdom

Specimen size: 6.8 × 5 × 4.7 cm = 2.68” × 1.97” × 1.85”

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

Former collection of A. Mayor
Mimetite (variety campylite)
 

ER13AH6: Groups, on matrix, of barrel-shaped crystals with very pronounced curvatures of faces and edges that give the crystals an almost globular shape. They have a very intense orange color, are very bright and they came from the most well-known locality for this variety.
Dry Gill Mine, Caldbeck Fells, Allerdale, former Cumberland, Cumbria  England / United Kingdom

Specimen size: 8.9 × 4.4 × 3.8 cm = 3.50” × 1.73” × 1.50”

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

Mimetite (variety campylite). Mimetite (variety campylite).
Mimetite (variety campylite)
Mimetite (variety campylite). Mimetite (variety campylite).
Mimetite (variety campylite)  

NB97T1: Typical barrel-shaped crystals, on matrix, with very pronounced curvatures of faces and edges that give the crystals an almost globular shape. The bigger crystals are orange and the smaller are yellow.
The sample is with a curious and detailed label from Harrods (London), that we’ll send to the buyer. The number "SUT 79" means that it was a Ralph Sutcliffe specimen.
Dry Gill Mine, Caldbeck Fells, Allerdale, former Cumberland, Cumbria  England / United Kingdom

Specimen size: 9.7 × 6.4 × 4.4 cm = 3.82” × 2.52” × 1.73”

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

Copper with Cuprite
 

JN11J0: The specimen is from an old and classic locality. The densely arborescent group is formed by small crystals partially covered by Cuprite.
The specimen is from the Jan Buma collection (num. 930809) and we’ll send the card of the collection with it.
Geevor Mine, Pendeen, Saint Just District, Cornwall  England / United Kingdom

Specimen size: 5.1 × 4.2 × 1.5 cm = 2.01” × 1.65” × 0.59”

Former Jan Buma collection. Number 930809
Copper with Cuprite.
Chalcocite
Chalcocite.
 

M47PD2: These old timers have that special touch. While it may not be as attractive as some other specimens the difficulty in getting material from this mine and the patina that time has given the crystals make it a nice classic.
Geevor Mine, Pendeen, Saint Just District, Cornwall  England / United Kingdom

Specimen size: 2.2 × 2.2 × 0.7 cm = 0.87” × 0.87” × 0.28”

Botallackite
 

TA12: When we got this specimen we were afraid that it wasn't the species on the label. Too fresh and too nice to be it. After analysis we breathed a sigh of relief. It is Botallackite and we are now able to offer the analysis with it. We are proud to be able to present this quality specimen of this rare mineral.
Levant Mine, 24-fathom level, Trewellard, Saint Just District, Cornwall  England / United Kingdom (±1965)

Specimen size: 5.6 × 4.3 × 1 cm = 2.20” × 1.69” × 0.39”

Botallackite.
Botallackite
Botallackite. Front
Front
Botallackite.
Botallackite. Rear
Rear
 

MD98M8: Very well defined crystals, bright and of excellent color, of considerable size for this rare species. It comes from a very classic locality recently rediscovered. Crystals are on Limonite matrix.
Cligga Head, Perranzabuloe, St Agnes District, Cornwall  England / United Kingdom (04/2007)

Specimen size: 7.5 × 4.2 × 3.6 cm = 2.95” × 1.65” × 1.42”

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

Chalcosiderite
 

TD99AB4: Spheroidal Chalcosiderite aggregates on a rocky matrix. They have a deep and uniform green color and a very good luster. An excellent Cornish classic, with higher quality than usual, due to its luster and the deepness of its color.
Phoenix United Mine, Minions, Linkinhorne, Liskeard District, Cornwall  England / United Kingdom

Specimen size: 5.2 × 4.4 × 3.8 cm = 2.05” × 1.73” × 1.50”

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

Chalcosiderite. Chalcosiderite.
Siderite with Quartz
Siderite with Quartz. Siderite with Quartz.
Siderite with Quartz  

ST37AB6: Aggregates of thick lenticular crystals with very well defined faces and edges, bright with a very deep brown color and on matrix, with thin white Quartz veins. An excellent English classic. As is the case with so many specimens in this collection, the sample is of great quality for the locality.
Tincroft Mine, Carn Brea and Tincroft United Mines, Carn Brea, Camborne - Redruth - Saint Day District, Cornwall  England / United Kingdom

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

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

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani
Tetrahedrite with Chalcopyrite and Quartz
 

MC6L1: A great classic from a classic mine. Tetrahedral crystals, that give it its name, are covered by Chalcopyrite, on a matrix of Quartz crystals with short prisms, practically the bypyramidal habit.
Herodsfoot Mine, Lanreath, Liskeard, Cornwall  England / United Kingdom

Specimen size: 8.5 × 5.8 × 3.5 cm = 3.35” × 2.28” × 1.38”

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

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

TK16J8: An especially interesting miniature, due to its quality. It is from, probably, the most classic locality for the species. It forms botryoidal groups of bright and very intense and deep green crystals on a small matrix of Quartz.
Cornwall  England / United Kingdom

Specimen size: 2.4 × 2.1 × 1.4 cm = 0.94” × 0.83” × 0.55”

Olivenite
Olivenite  

EP99AA1: Aggregate of elongated crystals, a lot of them doubly terminated, with slightly curved faces and edges, with the olive-green color characteristic of the species and on matrix. A Cornish classic that is with two historical labels without reference to any collection that we will send to the buyer.
Cornwall  England / United Kingdom

Specimen size: 5 × 3 × 2.8 cm = 1.97” × 1.18” × 1.10”

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

Olivenite. Olivenite.
Olivenite
Olivenite. Front
Front
Olivenite. Rear
Rear
 

EJ36T4: Aggregate of elongated crystals, a lot of them doubly terminated with their faces slightly curved, with the olive green color typical for the species and on Quartz matrix. A super classic from Cornwall.
Wheal Gorland, Gwennap, Saint Day, Redruth, Cornwall  England / United Kingdom

Specimen size: 3.7 × 3 × 1.8 cm = 1.46” × 1.18” × 0.71”

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

Analcime
 

TF6J7: The crystal is a snowy white trapezohedron implanted on matrix. The crystal is not complete because the back side is a contact, but its faces are perfectly defined. Not so common locality for this Analcime.
Dean Quarry, St Keverne, Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall  England / United Kingdom

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

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV
Analcime.
Fluorite with Chalcopyrite inclusions
Fluorite with Chalcopyrite inclusions.
Fluorite with Chalcopyrite inclusions  

EQ46W9: Group of transparent cubic crystals of Fluorite with most of the surface containing small inclusions of Chalcopyrite crystals. It is from a classic English locality that is not known to produce too many samples of quality.
Ladywash Mine, Eyam, Derbyshire  England / United Kingdom

Specimen size: 7.4 × 4.7 × 2.8 cm = 2.91” × 1.85” × 1.10”

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

Former collection of Claus Hedegaard
Calcite with inclusions
Calcite with inclusions  

SB87AB8: Aggregate of transparent crystals with dominant scalenohedron and terminal rhombohedron faces, with scalenohedral phantom growths and very well defined parallel growths. A sample of great quality to the world level. As is the case with so many specimens in this collection, the sample is of great quality for the locality.
Matlock, Derbyshire  England / United Kingdom

Specimen size: 11.4 × 9.8 × 5.6 cm = 4.49” × 3.86” × 2.20”

Main crystal size: 7 × 4 cm = 2.76” × 1.57”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani
Calcite with inclusions. Calcite with inclusions.
Calcite with inclusions.
Witherite with Galena
Witherite with Galena. Front
Front
Witherite with Galena. Rear
Rear
Witherite with Galena  

SB91AB0: Aggregates of unusually elongated and twinned crystals, between transparent and translucent, and partially coated by a group of small, very bright, cubo-octahedral Galena crystals. The sample is very esthetic and has an unusual shape for the species. It is an old European classic that Stoppani acquired in exchange with the Museé de l’Čcole des Mines of Paris and it is with an old label of Louis Sćmann
Fallowfield Mine, Acomb, Hexham, Tyne Valley, Northumberland  England / United Kingdom

Specimen size: 5 × 4.2 × 2.7 cm = 1.97” × 1.65” × 1.06”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.3 cm = 0.47” × 0.12”

Minor fluorescence short UV

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani
Witherite
Witherite  

SR47AB8: Aggregate of very elongated prismatic Witherite crystals with very well defined faces and edges. They are translucent, slightly yellowish and are partially coated by a thin white coating of the same Witherite.
The sample is with a label from the L. Rosciglione collection.
Nentsberry Haggs Mine, Nent Valley, Alston Moor District, North Pennines Orefield, former Cumberland, Cumbria  England / United Kingdom

Specimen size: 8.4 × 6 × 6 cm = 3.31” × 2.36” × 2.36”

Main crystal size: 3 × 0.7 cm = 1.18” × 0.28”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani
Witherite. Front
Front
Witherite. Side
Side
Witherite with Barytocalcite
Witherite with Barytocalcite. Witherite with Barytocalcite.
Witherite with Barytocalcite  

SQ99AB8: Aggregate of dipyramidal Witherite crystals. They are translucent, slightly yellowish and are on matrix, with botryoidal Barytocalcite aggregates. The sample is with a previous label of the Ralph Sutcliffe collection. As is the case with so many specimens in this collection, the sample is of great quality for the locality.
Rampgill Mine, Nenthead, Alston Moor District, North Pennines Orefield, former Cumberland, Cumbria  England / United Kingdom

Specimen size: 9.4 × 7.7 × 3 cm = 3.70” × 3.03” × 1.18”

Main crystal size: 3 × 2.3 cm = 1.18” × 0.91”

Very fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani
Barytocalcite with Baryte and Calcite

Recorded under LED light
Barytocalcite with Baryte and Calcite
 

TA91AJ4: Rosette growths of lenticular Barytocalcite crystals with curved edges. They are on a matrix with gray, very sharp lenticular Calcite crystals. The Barytocalcite has a white color and appears as pseudomorphs or perimorphs coating old Baryte crystals.
The sample, an English classic, is from the John H. Marshall Jr. collection (num. 536), whose card and label, and with a previous label of the Lindsday Greenbank collection, both of which we will send to the buyer. We will also send a copy of the analysis that disproves the wrong perception of Lindsay and John that the white crystals are Witherite when they are really Barytocalcite.
Nentsberry Haggs Mine, Nent Valley, Alston Moor District, North Pennines Orefield, former Cumberland, Cumbria  England / United Kingdom

Specimen size: 10 × 7.4 × 4.7 cm = 3.94” × 2.91” × 1.85”

Calcite fluorescent short UV

Former collection of John H. Marshall Jr.
Barytocalcite with Baryte and Calcite. Barytocalcite with Baryte and Calcite.
Fluorite
Fluorite. Front
Front
Fluorite. Side
Side
Fluorite  

EE49AE5: Aggregate, on matrix, of cubic Fluorite crystals that are between transparent and translucent, very bright, with white inclusions, and they have an intense green color that slightly changes to violet in sunlight. The crystals are twinned and the dominant one is flattened, with a curious parallelepiped shape.
The sample is with a label of the Gilles Emringer collection that we’ll send to the buyer.
Heights Quarry, Westgate, Weardale, North Pennines Orefield, County Durham  England / United Kingdom

Specimen size: 4.6 × 4.4 × 3.7 cm = 1.81” × 1.73” × 1.46”

Main crystal size: 3.8 × 3.1 cm = 1.50” × 1.22”

Very fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Gilles Emringer
Fluorite with Galena
 

MX68T1: Group of transparent cubic crystals of Fluorite that are very bright and have an intense and deep green color that changes to violet when passing from sunlight to incandescent light. With a small octahedral crystal of Galena, the group is on matrix that has been sawn on the back to give a good balance to the sample.
Rogerley Mine, West Cross cut, Frosterley, Weardale, North Pennines Orefield, County Durham  England / United Kingdom (2003)

Specimen size: 7.1 × 6.1 × 2.4 cm = 2.80” × 2.40” × 0.94”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 1.3 cm = 0.63” × 0.51”

Very fluorescent long & short UV
Fluorite with Galena. Fluorite with Galena.
Fluorite
Fluorite. Front
Front
Fluorite. Day light
Day light
Fluorite. Fluorite. Rear
Rear
 

CV51AD9: Druse of cubic Fluorite crystals that are between transparent and translucent, very bright, with white inclusions. They have an intense green color that passes to violet in sun light. The matrix is fossil coral which indicates that the sample was mined in an old area in the mine, so was mined in the past. The sample is from an old collection.
Rogerley Mine, Frosterley, Weardale, North Pennines Orefield, County Durham  England / United Kingdom

Specimen size: 13.6 × 8.8 × 5.8 cm = 5.35” × 3.46” × 2.28”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 1.6 cm = 0.98” × 0.63”

Very fluorescent long & short UV
Fluorite with Galena
 

VC68Z8: Groups of very sharp and bright cubo-octahedral Galena crystals, one of them clearly dominant, implanted on a surface of cubic and twinned Fluorite crystals that are transparent, very bright and have a very intense color. The perfect English classic.
Blackdene Mine, Ireshopeburn, Weardale, North Pennines Orefield, County Durham  England / United Kingdom

Specimen size: 9.2 × 8.8 × 3.7 cm = 3.62” × 3.46” × 1.46”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.3 cm = 0.79” × 0.51”

Very fluorescent long & short UV
Fluorite with Galena. Fluorite with Galena.
Fluorite with Galena.
Galena with Quartz
Galena with Quartz. Front
Front
Galena with Quartz. Rear
Rear
 

EA29Y8: Group of cubo-octahedral crystals with very well defined faces and edges and showing polycrystalline growths on the surfaces. They are on a matrix of Quartz crystals and partially coated by micro-crystalline aggregates of this same mineral. An excellent English classic, from a very well-known locality.
Blackdene Mine, Ireshopeburn, Weardale, North Pennines Orefield, County Durham  England / United Kingdom

Specimen size: 5.3 × 4 × 4.5 cm = 2.09” × 1.57” × 1.77”

Main crystal size: 3.6 × 3.3 cm = 1.42” × 1.30”

Fluorite
 

ME91D8: From all the Fluorite found at Frazer’s Hush we have picked this one for its beauty, perfection, brilliance, and above all for the excellent position of its very aerial crystals that contrast well with the white Quartz matrix. As with all the material from this mine the color and fluorescence (slightly visible even without sunlight) is great. A fine classic.
Frazer's Hush Mine, Rookhope District, Weardale, North Pennines Orefield, County Durham  England / United Kingdom (1994)

Specimen size: 9.7 × 6.8 × 4.7 cm = 3.82” × 2.68” × 1.85”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 1.1 cm = 0.67” × 0.43”

Extremely fluorescent long & short UV
Fluorite.
Fluorite
Fluorite. Fluorite.
Fluorite.
 

DA32AC5: Druse of very sharp cubic Fluorite crystals on matrix. They are very clear and have a uniform pale green color. An excellent English classic.
West Pastures Mine, Stanhope, Weardale, North Pennines Orefield, County Durham  England / United Kingdom

Specimen size: 19 × 15 × 5.5 cm = 7.48” × 5.91” × 2.17”

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

Very fluorescent long & short UV
Cerussite
 

TD27T1: A fine group, on matrix, of “Jackstraw” type crystals, colored by an unidentified and not analyzed salt of copper.
The sample is with a label from Bentley’s Minerals that we’ll send to the buyer.
Redburn Mine, Rookhope, Weardale, North Pennines Orefield, County Durham  England / United Kingdom

Specimen size: 3.7 × 2.8 × 2.2 cm = 1.46” × 1.10” × 0.87”

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

Cerussite. Cerussite.
Quartz with Chalcopyrite and Dolomite
Quartz with Chalcopyrite and Dolomite. Quartz with Chalcopyrite and Dolomite.
Quartz with Chalcopyrite and Dolomite  

SP46AB8: Aggregate of Quartz crystals that have scarcely grown prismatic faces, almost non-existent. They are partially coated by rhombohedral Dolomite crystals and small, twinned and very bright, Chalcopyrite crystals.
Halifax, Yorkshire  England / United Kingdom

Specimen size: 10.3 × 8.7 × 4.5 cm = 4.06” × 3.43” × 1.77”

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

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani
Calcite
Calcite  

EK97AA5: An aggregate, on matrix, of rhombohedral Calcite crystals with creamy color and with curious echeloned growths making overall for a pyramidal shape. Like so many specimens in this collection, this one is of great quality for the locality.
Strontian, Lochaber, Argyll and Butte  Scotland / United Kingdom

Specimen size: 6.9 × 3.8 × 2.8 cm = 2.72” × 1.50” × 1.10”

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

Intense fluorescence short UV & fluorescent long UV

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani
Calcite. Calcite.
Strontianite
Strontianite. Strontianite.
Strontianite  

SA87AC0: The sample, from the type locality, has divergent sprays of crystals with a clear green color that are partially coated by Calcite and on matrix.
Strontian, Lochaber, Argyll and Butte  Scotland / United Kingdom

Specimen size: 11 × 8.2 × 4 cm = 4.33” × 3.23” × 1.57”

Type locality

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani


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