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Argentina

Hematite after Magnetite (variety martite)
Hematite after Magnetite (variety martite). Front
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Hematite after Magnetite (variety martite). Rear
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TG14Q4: Parallel and skeletal growths of octahedral crystals, pseudomorphs after Magnetite, and almost completely covered by a second generation of laminar and bright crystals of Hematite.
Payún Matru Volcano, Malargüe, Malargüe Department, Mendoza Province  Argentina (2008)

Specimen size: 5.6 × 5.5 × 4.2 cm = 2.20” × 2.17” × 1.65”




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Hematite after Magnetite (variety martite)
 

EB26Z1: Sharp doubly terminated crystal pseudomorphous after Magnetite. It is elongated, with very well defined skeletal forms and partially coated by small recrystallized lenticular Hematite crystals.
Payún Matru Volcano, Malargüe, Malargüe Department, Mendoza Province  Argentina (2008)

Specimen size: 6.6 × 4 × 3.6 cm = 2.60” × 1.57” × 1.42”




Hematite after Magnetite (variety martite). Front
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Hematite after Magnetite (variety martite). Rear
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Hematite after Magnetite (variety martite)
Hematite after Magnetite (variety martite). Front
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Hematite after Magnetite (variety martite). Side
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EJ64Z1: Aggregate of Hematite crystals pseudomorphous after Magnetite, with a very sharp octahedral shape, very well defined parallel growths and some of them with skeletal forms.
Payún Matru Volcano, Malargüe, Malargüe Department, Mendoza Province  Argentina (2008)

Specimen size: 7.2 × 3.8 × 4 cm = 2.83” × 1.50” × 1.57”

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




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Hematite after Magnetite (variety martite)
 

EQ6Z1: Aggregate of Hematite crystals pseudomorphous after Magnetite, with a very sharp octahedral shape, some of them very elongated and almost completely coated by small lenticular recrystallized Hematite.
Payún Matru Volcano, Malargüe, Malargüe Department, Mendoza Province  Argentina (2008)

Specimen size: 7.4 × 6.3 × 4.7 cm = 2.91” × 2.48” × 1.85”

Main crystal size: 3.5 × 2.5 cm = 1.38” × 0.98”




Hematite after Magnetite (variety martite). Front
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Hematite after Magnetite (variety martite). Rear
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Hematite after Magnetite (variety martite)
Hematite after Magnetite (variety martite). Front
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Hematite after Magnetite (variety martite). Rear
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EK56Q1: Parallel growths of octahedral crystals, pseudomorphs of Magnetite, some of them unusually elongated and others with very well marked skeletal growths. On the faces of the Hematite a second generation of very bright thin small laminar crystals of the same mineral has formed.
Payún Matru Volcano, Malargüe, Malargüe Department, Mendoza Province  Argentina (2008)

Specimen size: 7.7 × 7.5 × 5.9 cm = 3.03” × 2.95” × 2.32”

Main crystal size: 5.2 × 2 cm = 2.05” × 0.79”




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Hematite after Magnetite (variety martite)
 

EY56Z1: Aggregate of Hematite crystals pseudomorphous after Magnetite, with a very sharp octahedral shape and some of them very elongated and almost completely coated by small lenticular recrystallized Hematite.
Payún Matru Volcano, Malargüe, Malargüe Department, Mendoza Province  Argentina (2008)

Specimen size: 9.2 × 6.6 × 7.3 cm = 3.62” × 2.60” × 2.87”

Main crystal size: 3.4 × 2.7 cm = 1.34” × 1.06”




Hematite after Magnetite (variety martite). Front
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Hematite after Magnetite (variety martite). Rear
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Hematite after Magnetite (variety martite)
Hematite after Magnetite (variety martite).

Recorded under LED light
 

TA57AI4: Very aerial parallel growth, on matrix, of very sharp Hematite crystals (after octahedral Magnetite) with very well defined skeletal growths, extraordinarily bright and partially coated by small recrystallized lenticular Hematite crystals. The sample is from an area currently defined as a National Park so it is not allowed to collect there any more.
Payún Matru Volcano, Malargüe, Malargüe Department, Mendoza Province  Argentina (2008)

Specimen size: 10 × 5.6 × 6.2 cm = 3.94” × 2.20” × 2.44”

Main crystal size: 3.8 × 3.2 cm = 1.50” × 1.26”




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Hematite after Magnetite (variety martite)
 

TD89AL6: Very aerial group of Hematite pseudomorphs after octahedral crystals of Magnetite (a variety known as martite) with a second generation of small lamellar crystals of the same species.
Payún Matru Volcano, Malargüe, Malargüe Department, Mendoza Province  Argentina (2008)

Specimen size: 10.1 × 6.2 × 5.6 cm = 3.98” × 2.44” × 2.20”

Main crystal size: 6 × 3.4 cm = 2.36” × 1.34”




Hematite after Magnetite (variety martite). Front
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Hematite after Magnetite (variety martite). Side
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Hematite after Magnetite (variety martite)
Hematite after Magnetite (variety martite). Front
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Hematite after Magnetite (variety martite). Rear
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TY67Q1: Extraordinarily acute parallel growth of octahedral crystals, pseudomorphs of Magnetite, with very well defined faces and edges and with very well marked skeletal growths. On the faces of the Hematite a second generation of very bright thin small laminar crystals of the same mineral has formed.
Payún Matru Volcano, Malargüe, Malargüe Department, Mendoza Province  Argentina (2008)

Specimen size: 10.6 × 5.1 × 4 cm = 4.17” × 2.01” × 1.57”

Main crystal size: 3.5 × 2 cm = 1.38” × 0.79”




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Hematite after Magnetite (variety martite)
 

TT72AL6: Very aerial group of well defined Hematite (martite variety) pseudomorphs after unusually flat octahedral crystals of Magnetite, with a second generation of small lamellar crystals of the same species.
Payún Matru Volcano, Malargüe, Malargüe Department, Mendoza Province  Argentina (2008)

Specimen size: 11.4 × 8.7 × 4.6 cm = 4.49” × 3.43” × 1.81”

Main crystal size: 4.5 × 3 cm = 1.77” × 1.18”




Hematite after Magnetite (variety martite). Front
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Hematite after Magnetite (variety martite). Side
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Hematite after Magnetite (variety martite)
Hematite after Magnetite (variety martite). Front
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Hematite after Magnetite (variety martite). Rear
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TR72AL6: Very aerial group of Hematite pseudomorphs after octahedral crystals of Magnetite (a variety also known as martite) with a second generation of small lamellar crystals of the same species.
Payún Matru Volcano, Malargüe, Malargüe Department, Mendoza Province  Argentina (2008)

Specimen size: 11.6 × 9.7 × 0.7 cm = 4.57” × 3.82” × 0.28”




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Descloizite with Quartz
 

NQ14AL5: Descloizite crystals with an equidimensional habit very different from those known in other localities, with very sharp faces and edges, a very dark green color, almost black, on matrix, with Quartz. The specimen is accompanied by two old handwritten labels in which the original collection does not appear.
Los Pilones, Cruz del Eje Departament, Córdoba Province  Argentina

Specimen size: 4.7 × 3.6 × 2.6 cm = 1.85” × 1.42” × 1.02”

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




Descloizite with Quartz. Descloizite with Quartz.
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Rhodochrosite
Rhodochrosite. Rhodochrosite.
 

MB87AD9: Botryoidal aggregate with spherulitic nucleus and concentric growths with very well defined color changes, from pale pink to intense red.
Capillitas Mine, Andalgalá Department, Catamarca  Argentina (2015)

Specimen size: 12.4 × 6.8 × 4.3 cm = 4.88” × 2.68” × 1.69”




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Argentinian Amethyst

Argentina it is not a well know mineralogical country. An Argentinean Quartz quarry's owners carried out work searching for fine Quartz specimens to sell on the mineral market. I have an excellent relationship with him, so I purchased the best of his production. For the moment they are finding huge, doubly terminated, and frequently sceptered Amethyst Quartz. The first generation is milky white Quartz, the second generation is a deep Amethyst colored Quartz. Most of the specimens are floaters and some of them are on matrix too. Size, form and phantom inclusions are very attractive and offer to the mineral world something new that in my opinion it will help to place Argentina on the collector's map.

Doubly terminated Quartz (variety amethyst)
 

EV16H2: Doubly terminated floater. The color is deeper at the terminations, whose luster is also more intense than in the other faces. The crystal grew on other small crystals of Quartz (amethyst)
Don Nicolás Mine, Villa Rafael Benegas (Villa Benegas), Mina Clavero, San Alberto Department, Córdoba Province  Argentina (01-06/2002)

Specimen size: 5.2 × 3.3 × 2.8 cm = 2.05” × 1.30” × 1.10”




Doubly terminated Quartz (variety amethyst). Front
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Quartz (variety amethyst) doubly terminated
Quartz (variety amethyst) doubly terminated. Front
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NX56AL0: Group of doubly terminated Quartz crystals (amethyst variety), with very well defined faces and edges, translucent and with an intense deep color, deeper at the ends of the crystal. It is getting ever less common to find specimens from this locality, which was worked for only a brief time.
La Francesa Mine, Villa Rafael Benegas (Villa Benegas), Mina Clavero, San Alberto Department, Córdoba Province  Argentina (2003)

Specimen size: 5.8 × 5 × 4.2 cm = 2.28” × 1.97” × 1.65”

Main crystal size: 3.8 × 2.9 cm = 1.50” × 1.14”




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Quartz (variety amethyst) doubly terminated
 

EN56AL0: Quartz crystals (amethyst variety), some of them doubly terminated, that grow as scepters on white Quartz crystals. The amethyst is translucent and has an intense deep color, deeper at the ends of the crystals. It is getting less and less common to find specimens from this locality, which was worked for only a brief time.
La Francesa Mine, Villa Rafael Benegas (Villa Benegas), Mina Clavero, San Alberto Department, Córdoba Province  Argentina (01-06/2002)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 4.9 × 4.7 cm = 2.52” × 1.93” × 1.85”

Main crystal size: 5.8 × 2.8 cm = 2.28” × 1.10”




Quartz (variety amethyst) doubly terminated. Front
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Quartz (variety amethyst) doubly terminated. Rear
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Quartz (variety amethyst) doubly terminated. Top
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Doubly terminated Quartz (variety amethyst) scepter
Doubly terminated Quartz (variety amethyst) scepter.
 

EC96G1: Parallel growth of two prismatic, doubly-terminated crystals. They are well developed, of an intense color and simple forms, growing as a scepter on a little matrix of white Quartz.
Don Nicolás Mine, Villa Rafael Benegas (Villa Benegas), Mina Clavero, San Alberto Department, Córdoba Province  Argentina (01-06/2002)

Specimen size: 6.8 × 4.1 × 3 cm = 2.68” × 1.61” × 1.18”

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




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Quartz (variety amethyst) doubly terminated
 

EJ97AL0: Group of doubly terminated Quartz crystals (amethyst variety), with very well defined faces and edges, forming parallel growths. The crystals are translucent and display an intense deep color, deeper at the ends of the crystal. It is getting less and less common to find specimens from this locality, which was worked for only a brief time.
La Francesa Mine, Villa Rafael Benegas (Villa Benegas), Mina Clavero, San Alberto Department, Córdoba Province  Argentina (01-06/2002)

Specimen size: 7.3 × 5.4 × 3.7 cm = 2.87” × 2.13” × 1.46”

Main crystal size: 6.1 × 3.8 cm = 2.40” × 1.50”




Quartz (variety amethyst) doubly terminated. Front
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Quartz (variety amethyst) doubly terminated. Rear
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Bolivia

Bismuth
Bismuth. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Bismuth. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Bismuth. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Bismuth  

TQ86AM0: Excellent specimen, of high quality and very representative of specimens from the locality. Free of alteration, with polysynthetic parallel growths, with sharp surfaces and small crystals with very well defined faces and edges, which is quite unusual for the species.
The specimen is from the Bruno Cerato collection, whose label we will send to the buyer.
Tazna Mine, Cerro Tazna, Atocha-Quechisla District, Nor Chichas Province, Potosí Department  Bolivia

Specimen size: 9.6 × 9.5 × 3.7 cm = 3.78” × 3.74” × 1.46”




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Wurtzite with Galena
Wurtzite with Galena  

TA86AL6: Rosette growths of lamellar Wurtzite crystals with a very sharp hexagonal contour and good luster, unusually large in size for the species, on matrix, with very shiny cube-octahedral crystals of Galena. This well-known specimen, which comes from the prestigious Rock Currier collection (no. 6516), is considered the best of the find and undoubtedly among the most reputable. We will send the collection label to the buyer along with the specimen.
Ánimas Mine, Ánimas , Chocaya, Municipio Atocha, Sud Chichas Province, Potosí Department  Bolivia

Specimen size: 9 × 8.3 × 5.2 cm = 3.54” × 3.27” × 2.05”

Main crystal size: 2.6 × 1.7 cm = 1.02” × 0.67”

Former collection of Rock Currier



Wurtzite with Galena. Front
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Wurtzite with Galena. Side
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Wurtzite with Galena. Wurtzite with Galena.
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Franckeite with Stannite
Franckeite with Stannite. Franckeite with Stannite.
Franckeite with Stannite.
Franckeite with Stannite  

NE27AJ0: Spheroidal growths of small Franckeite crystals that are metallic dark gray, almost black, and are very well defined and bright. They are on matrix with Pyrite and very well defined Stannite crystals. An excellent sample of this rare mineral.
The sample was in the Gilbert Gautier collection whose label we will send to the buyer.
San José Mine, Oruro City, Cercado Province, Oruro Department  Bolivia

Specimen size: 4.5 × 3.4 × 1.4 cm = 1.77” × 1.34” × 0.55”




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Andorite
 

TF87AF4: Group of crystals with very well defined faces and edges, with a very well defined and fine vertical striation and with a luster that is unusual for the species.
The sample is from the Vallecillo collection, from Madrid.
San José Mine, Oruro City, Cercado Province, Oruro Department  Bolivia

Specimen size: 2 × 1.9 × 1 cm = 0.79” × 0.75” × 0.39”

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

Former collection of José Luis Vallecillo



Andorite. Front
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Andorite
Andorite. Andorite.
 

TR88AJ3: Parallel growth of flattened and doubly terminated Andorite crystals that have very well defined faces and edges and are bright, with a fine striation.
A Bolivian classic that we will send in its original Perkin’s box from the R.J. Noble collection, also containing the collection label.
San José Mine, Oruro City, Cercado Province, Oruro Department  Bolivia

Specimen size: 2.8 × 2.6 × 0.6 cm = 1.10” × 1.02” × 0.24”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Chile

Brochantite with Quartz (variety chalcedony)
 

MX16AE7: A novelty at Munich 2016. Spray-like aggregates of finely acicular crystals with a very intense silky luster. They are on a rocky matrix with Quartz (chalcedony variety) coatings. The sample is from a formerly poorly known mine.
Los Azules Mine, Quebrada San Miguel, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region  Chile (11-12/2015)

Specimen size: 5.9 × 3.8 × 4.9 cm = 2.32” × 1.50” × 1.93”




Brochantite with Quartz (variety chalcedony). Brochantite with Quartz (variety chalcedony).
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Brochantite
Brochantite. Brochantite.
Brochantite.
 

EB48AE3: A novelty at Munich 2016. Until now a poorly known mine, the Brochantite forms sprays of finely acicular crystals with a very intense silky luster and a very vivid color and are on a Quartz (variety chalcedony) matrix.
Los Azules Mine, Quebrada San Miguel, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region  Chile (11-12/2015)

Specimen size: 9.4 × 6.5 × 6.9 cm = 3.70” × 2.56” × 2.72”




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Colombia

Twinned Quartz (japan law twin)

Recorded under LED light
 

EK89AL6: Very aerial group of Quartz crystals, one of them clearly dominant and twinned by the japan-law, with double terminations. The crystals are water-clear and very shiny, with inclusions and negative forms of Quartz inside. Exceptional.
Municipio La Belleza, Vélez Province, Santander Department  Colombia (01/2020)

Specimen size: 8.2 × 6 × 5 cm = 3.23” × 2.36” × 1.97”




Twinned Quartz (japan law twin). Front
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Twinned Quartz (japan law twin). Rear
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Twinned Quartz (japan law twin). Detail
Detail
Twinned Quartz (japan law twin). Photo: Joaquim Callén
Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Quartz with inclusions
Quartz with inclusions.
 

EA49AK0: Group of Quartz crystals with very well defined faces and one of them, clearly dominant, with polycrystalline terminations. The crystals, mostly colorless and clear, are very rich in inclusions of a clayey aspect and yellow-orange color in the terminal part. It has been said that these inclusions were Humboldtine but this has already been discredited (see: Quartz and Humboldtine? from Colombia )
Cabiche, Quípama, Boyacá Department  Colombia (01/2019)

Specimen size: 5.2 × 3.1 × 1.9 cm = 2.05” × 1.22” × 0.75”

Main crystal size: 5.2 × 1.5 cm = 2.05” × 0.59”




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Gold with Sphalerite
 

EP68AH1: Very aerial laminar Gold growth, on a rocky matrix with black Sphalerite crystals and aggregates of micro-crystalline Quartz. The sample is from a not yet well-known Colombian mining area.
Los Delirios claim, Delirios III cut, Municipio Vetas, Soto Province, Santander Department  Colombia (02/2017)

Specimen size: 2.3 × 1.4 × 1.2 cm = 0.91” × 0.55” × 0.47”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.4 cm = 0.39” × 0.16”




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

EK28AF9: A very rich Gold surfaces with platy growths that are very bright and are on a Quartz matrix. The sample is from a not yet well-known Colombian mining area.
Real Minera claim, Las Arañas cut, Municipio Vetas, Soto Province, Santander Department  Colombia

Specimen size: 3 × 2.4 × 2.2 cm = 1.18” × 0.94” × 0.87”

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




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Gold with Quartz
 

MA97AI0: A surface very rich with flat leafy Gold growths, with some acicular Gold crystals, on a rock matrix partially coated by micro-crystalline Quartz. The sample is from a not yet well-known Colombian mining area and, due its quality and good color and luster, we believe it is one of the best found there.
The specimen has been reviewed, photographed and published in the magazine ‘Mineral Up’ on page 35 of the 2018/02 edition.

Los Delirios claim, Delirios III cut, Municipio Vetas, Soto Province, Santander Department  Colombia (01/2018)

Specimen size: 3.3 × 3 × 2.1 cm = 1.30” × 1.18” × 0.83”

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




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

MD48AL4: Rock matrix with microcrystalline Quartz coatings and a surface rich in lamellar growths and acicular crystals of Gold. The specimen comes from a mining area in Colombia that is so far very little known.
Los Delirios claim, Delirios III cut, Municipio Vetas, Soto Province, Santander Department  Colombia (01/2018)

Specimen size: 4 × 1.8 × 1.6 cm = 1.57” × 0.71” × 0.63”




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Gold with Quartz
Gold with Quartz  

ME13AL8: Dendritic growths of elongated Gold crystals, some of them hooked, flattened or with skeletal growths and on matrix.
The specimen comes from the Raúl Sanabria collection, whose label we will send to the buyer.
Los Delirios claim, Delirios III cut, Municipio Vetas, Soto Province, Santander Department  Colombia (01/2018)

Specimen size: 4 × 2.2 × 1.6 cm = 1.57” × 0.87” × 0.63”

Former collection of Raúl Sanabria



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

EM76AH2: Dendritic growth, on a rocky matrix, of very sharp cubo-octahedral crystals with very well defined hoppered growths on some of the octahedron faces. The sample is from a not yet well-known Colombian mining area.
The specimen has been reviewed, photographed and published as a new discovery in the magazine ‘Mineral Up’ on page 52 of the 2017/02 edition.
Potosí claim, La Tosca cut, Municipio Vetas, Soto Province, Santander Department  Colombia

Specimen size: 4.3 × 1.6 × 1.4 cm = 1.69” × 0.63” × 0.55”

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

Weight: 6.6 grams



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Gold with Quartz and Sphalerite
Gold with Quartz and Sphalerite  

NA46AL6: Dendritic growths of Gold with dominant hackly, skeletal and lamellar shapes and very sharp small octahedral crystals. Very bright and on a Quartz matrix with small deformed sphalerite crystals.
The specimen comes via the collections of Raúl Sanabria Orellana and Ignacio Gaspar Sintes, whose labels we will send to the buyer.
Los Delirios claim, Delirios III cut, Municipio Vetas, Soto Province, Santander Department  Colombia (±2018)

Specimen size: 4.7 × 3.5 × 1.8 cm = 1.85” × 1.38” × 0.71”

Former collection of Raúl Sanabria

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar



Gold with Quartz and Sphalerite. Gold with Quartz and Sphalerite.
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Gold with Sphalerite and Quartz
Gold with Sphalerite and Quartz. Gold with Sphalerite and Quartz.
 

EH90AG5: Leafy growths of Gold on a rocky matrix with black Sphalerite crystals and aggregates of Quartz micro-crystals. The sample is from a Colombian mining area not well known until now.
Los Delirios claim, Delirios III cut, Municipio Vetas, Soto Province, Santander Department  Colombia (02/2017)

Specimen size: 5.3 × 3.1 × 2.9 cm = 2.09” × 1.22” × 1.14”

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




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Gold with Quartz and Sphalerite
 

EL88AI4: Very bright arborescent growths and acicular and leafy crystals of Gold on a Quartz matrix. . The sample is from a Colombian mining area not well known until now.
Los Delirios claim, Delirios III cut, Municipio Vetas, Soto Province, Santander Department  Colombia (02/2017)

Specimen size: 5.3 × 3.7 × 2.5 cm = 2.09” × 1.46” × 0.98”




Gold with Quartz and Sphalerite. Gold with Quartz and Sphalerite.
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Gold with Cinnabar and Quartz
Gold with Cinnabar and Quartz. Gold with Cinnabar and Quartz.
Gold with Cinnabar and Quartz.
 

EK51AG5: Leafy growths and small but well defined native Gold crystals on a rocky matrix partially coated by Quartz micro-crystals and with twinned Cinnabar crystals. The sample is from a Colombian mining area not well known until now.
La Providencia claim, La Providencia cut, Municipio Vetas, Soto Province, Santander Department  Colombia (02/2017)

Specimen size: 5.9 × 4.3 × 3.2 cm = 2.32” × 1.69” × 1.26”

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




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Gold with Quartz (variety chalcedony)
 

EE48AL4: Arborescent growths and acicular and lamellar Gold crystals, with very good luster, on matrix and with Quartz (variety chalcedony) coatings. The specimen comes from a mining area in Colombia that is very little known so far.
La Peter II concession,La Peter open pit, Municipio Vetas, Soto Province, Santander Department  Colombia

Specimen size: 7.6 × 4.1 × 2.3 cm = 2.99” × 1.61” × 0.91”




Gold with Quartz (variety chalcedony). Gold with Quartz (variety chalcedony).
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Beryl (variety emerald)

Beryl (variety emerald)
Beryl (variety emerald). Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Beryl (variety emerald). Top / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Top / Photo: Joaquim Callén
 

ND69AK9: Floater crystal, of good size, surely formed in a Calcite matrix, with sharp faces and edges but with dissolution forms in both its upper and lower terminations. Transparent, lustrous, with more intense color in the terminal areas than in the center of the crystal.
  Colombia

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




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Beryl (variety emerald) with Calcite
 

TP88AF2: A single Beryl (emerald variety) crystal with perfect terminal faces. It is transparent, bright and on a rocky matrix with platy Calcite crystals.
Muzo mining district, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department  Colombia

Specimen size: 2.9 × 2.2 × 2.4 cm = 1.14” × 0.87” × 0.94”

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




Beryl (variety emerald) with Calcite. Beryl (variety emerald) with Calcite.
Order
Doubly terminated Beryl (variety emerald)
Doubly terminated Beryl (variety emerald). Front
Front
Doubly terminated Beryl (variety emerald). Front
Front
Doubly terminated Beryl (variety emerald). Rear
Rear
Doubly terminated Beryl (variety emerald). With light behind
With light behind

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TR28AF6: Doubly terminated floater crystal with very well defined faces and edges and excellent terminations, one of them simple and pinacoidal, the other showing an unusual polycrystalline growth with a deep structural incision that seems to break the crystal longitudinally into two symmetrical parts. The sample is transparent, bright and vividly colored.
Chivor mining district, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department  Colombia

Specimen size: 3.3 × 0.8 × 0.7 cm = 1.30” × 0.31” × 0.28”




Order

Peru

Calcite with Pyrite
Calcite with Pyrite  

TG66AL5: Very elongated parallel polycrystalline growths of lenticular Calcite crystals, of a more intense pink than usual in these specimens. On matrix, with groups of cubic Pyrite crystals. Altogether a beauty.
Pachapaqui mining district, Pachapaqui, Aquia District, Bolognesi Province, Ancash Department  Peru

Specimen size: 15.4 × 14 × 7.6 cm = 6.06” × 5.51” × 2.99”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Former collection of Rock Currier



Calcite with Pyrite. Calcite with Pyrite.
Calcite with Pyrite.
Order
Axinite (Group)
Axinite (Group). Axinite (Group).

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TB17AH1: A novelty at Tucson 2018. Aggregate of very sharp Axinite (Group) crystals, translucent and bright with a deep and uniform brown color in violet shades. The sample is from a new Peruvian locality, not yet well known.
Raipa, Aija Province, Ancash Department  Peru (09/2017)

Specimen size: 12.3 × 7.7 × 9 cm = 4.84” × 3.03” × 3.54”

Main crystal size: 5.5 × 2 cm = 2.17” × 0.79”




Order
Doubly terminated Hübnerite with Quartz
 

AG69P9: Parallel polycrystalline growth of doubly terminated and very well defined crystals with intense red reflections, an excellent luster and it is enhanced by being with Quartz crystals.
The specimen is from the James Catmur collection. We will send both, the label from Catmur collection and the label from Silvane collection.
Huayllapon Mine (Huallapon Mine), Pasto Bueno District, Pallasca Province, Ancash Department  Peru (1996)

Specimen size: 8.7 × 5.4 × 4.2 cm = 3.43” × 2.13” × 1.65”

Main crystal size: 7.5 × 3 cm = 2.95” × 1.18”

Former collection of Josep Amigó (Silvane)



Doubly terminated Hübnerite with Quartz. Front
Front
Doubly terminated Hübnerite with Quartz. Side
Side
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Chrysocolla on Quartz (variety smoky)
Chrysocolla on Quartz (variety smoky). Front
Front
Chrysocolla on Quartz (variety smoky). Rear
Rear
Chrysocolla on Quartz (variety smoky).
 

TE58AM1: Novelty at the 2020 Ste. Marie Virtual show. Quartz crystal (smoky variety) covered by botryoidal growths of Chrysocolla with an intense greenish blue color. From a known Peruvian locality but one from which this type of specimen had not previously been found.
Tentadora Mine, Ullpac Mountain, Huancano District, Pisco Province, Ica Department  Peru (03/2020)

Specimen size: 10.2 × 5.4 × 4 cm = 4.02” × 2.13” × 1.57”




Order
Chrysocolla on Quartz (variety smoky)
 

TC7AM1: Novelty at the 2020 Ste. Marie Virtual show. Quartz crystal (smoky variety) covered by botryoidal growths of Chrysocolla with an intense greenish blue color. From a known Peruvian locality but one from which this type of specimen had not previously been found.
Tentadora Mine, Ullpac Mountain, Huancano District, Pisco Province, Ica Department  Peru (03/2020)

Specimen size: 10.3 × 4.2 × 3.4 cm = 4.06” × 1.65” × 1.34”




Chrysocolla on Quartz (variety smoky). Front
Front
Chrysocolla on Quartz (variety smoky). Rear
Rear
Chrysocolla on Quartz (variety smoky).
Order
Chrysocolla on Quartz
Chrysocolla on Quartz. Front
Front
Chrysocolla on Quartz. Side
Side
 

TA88AL5: A novelty at the Sainte Marie 2020 Virtual show: Group of Quartz crystals covered by botryoidal growths of Chrysocolla with an intense greenish blue color. From a well-known Peruvian locality but from which this type of specimen had not previously been found.
Tentadora Mine, Ullpac Mountain, Huancano District, Pisco Province, Ica Department  Peru (03/2020)

Specimen size: 3.3 × 2.8 × 3 cm = 1.30” × 1.10” × 1.18”




Order
Chrysocolla on Quartz
 

TD89AL5: A novelty at the Sainte Marie 2020 Virtual show: Group of Quartz crystals covered by botryoidal growths of Chrysocolla with an intense greenish blue color. From a well-known Peruvian locality but from which this type of specimen had not previously been found.
Tentadora Mine, Ullpac Mountain, Huancano District, Pisco Province, Ica Department  Peru (03/2020)

Specimen size: 5.8 × 3.8 × 2.8 cm = 2.28” × 1.50” × 1.10”




Chrysocolla on Quartz. Front
Front
Chrysocolla on Quartz. Rear
Rear
Order
Chrysocolla on Quartz
Chrysocolla on Quartz. Front
Front
Chrysocolla on Quartz. Rear
Rear
 

TB99AL5: A novelty at the Sainte Marie 2020 Virtual show: Quartz crystals covered by botryoidal growths of Chrysocolla with a very intense greenish blue color, in turn partially covered by a second generation of Quartz with dissolution figures. From a well known Peruvian locality but one from which this type of specimen had not previously been found.
Tentadora Mine, Ullpac Mountain, Huancano District, Pisco Province, Ica Department  Peru (03/2020)

Specimen size: 6.6 × 3 × 2.1 cm = 2.60” × 1.18” × 0.83”




Order
Chrysocolla on Quartz
 

TE89AL5: A novelty at the Sainte Marie 2020 Virtual show: Group of Quartz crystals, one of them clearly dominant, covered by botryoidal growths of Chrysocolla with an intense greenish blue color. From a well-known Peruvian locality from which this type of specimen had not been previously found.
Tentadora Mine, Ullpac Mountain, Huancano District, Pisco Province, Ica Department  Peru (03/2020)

Specimen size: 9.1 × 6 × 3.1 cm = 3.58” × 2.36” × 1.22”




Chrysocolla on Quartz. Front
Front
Chrysocolla on Quartz. Rear
Rear
Order
Chrysocolla on Quartz
Chrysocolla on Quartz. Front
Front
Chrysocolla on Quartz. Rear
Rear
Chrysocolla on Quartz.
 

TR26AL5: A novelty at the Sainte Marie 2020 Virtual show: Quartz crystals, one of them clearly dominant, covered by two generations of very vivid greenish blue chrysocolla, the first forming a smooth and uniform cover and the other, later, in botryoidal growths. From a well known Peruvian locality but one from which this type of specimen had not been found before.
This sample has been referenced and pictured, as a novelty in Ste. Marie Virtual 2020, in the magazine 'Le Règne Minéral' number 154, page 45
Tentadora Mine, Ullpac Mountain, Huancano District, Pisco Province, Ica Department  Peru (03/2020)

Specimen size: 11.2 × 3.8 × 3.5 cm = 4.41” × 1.50” × 1.38”




Order
Clinoatacamite
 

TA86AM0: Very aerial group of Clinoatacamite crystals with well defined faces and edges, good luster and a very intense and uniform color, on matrix.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Lily Mine, Umay District, Pisco Province, Ica Department  Peru (±2016)

Specimen size: 3.2 × 2 × 2.3 cm = 1.26” × 0.79” × 0.91”

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

Former collection of Bob Noble



Clinoatacamite.
Order
Dioptase
Dioptase. Dioptase.
 

TR89AD1: Aggregate of very elongated crystals that are transparent, very bright and have a very intense color. On matrix, with Calcite. We especially note the locality, very unusual for the species.
Cobrellama deposit, Ica Department  Peru (2004)

Specimen size: 6.7 × 4.8 × 3.1 cm = 2.64” × 1.89” × 1.22”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.2 cm = 0.35” × 0.08”




Order
Axinite-(Mn) with Epidote
 

TF89AD1: A novelty at Tucson 2016. Aggregates of very sharp brown-colored Axinite crystals, some of them doubly terminated, between transparent and translucent, very bright and on matrix, with Epidote crystals. We have two different analysis, so we will send copy of both analysis to the buyer.
Cullhuay, Huaros District, Canta Province, Lima Department  Peru (09-11/2015)

Specimen size: 6.7 × 5.4 × 3 cm = 2.64” × 2.13” × 1.18”

Main crystal size: 2.7 × 1.6 cm = 1.06” × 0.63”


€480 / US$569 / JPY58870 / AUD$785

Axinite-(Mn) with Epidote. Axinite-(Mn) with Epidote.
Reservado
Pyrite with Quartz and Tetrahedrite
Pyrite with Quartz and Tetrahedrite. Front
Front
Pyrite with Quartz and Tetrahedrite. Side
Side
Pyrite with Quartz and Tetrahedrite.
 

TD27AE9: Aggregate of complex Pyrite crystals formed by a dominant cube and two pyritohedra plus some other minor forms, and with small coatings of very sharp Tetrahedrite crystals and clear Quartz crystals. Such a rich morphology is unusual for Pyrite from this locality.
Huanzala Mine, Huallanca District, Dos de Mayo Province, Huánuco Department  Peru (02/2016)

Specimen size: 7.8 × 6.7 × 5.3 cm = 3.07” × 2.64” × 2.09”

Main crystal size: 3.9 × 3.1 cm = 1.54” × 1.22”




Order
Pyrite
 

TF59AC9: Aggregate of very bright Pyrite crystals with dominant cube faces but very rich in other forms and with very well defined growth striations.
Huanzala Mine, Huallanca District, Dos de Mayo Province, Huánuco Department  Peru (08/2014)

Specimen size: 9.2 × 8.1 × 3.5 cm = 3.62” × 3.19” × 1.38”

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




Pyrite. Pyrite.
Pyrite.
Order
Pyrite
Pyrite. Front
Front
Pyrite. Side
Side
Pyrite. Pyrite.
 

TR92AL8: Druse of complex Pyrite crystals with octahedron faces dominating but very rich in minor forms. The crystals are in perfect condition and extraordinarily shiny.
Huanzala Mine, Huallanca District, Dos de Mayo Province, Huánuco Department  Peru (±2019)

Specimen size: 13.9 × 7 × 6.8 cm = 5.47” × 2.76” × 2.68”

Main crystal size: 6.8 × 4.8 cm = 2.68” × 1.89”




Order
Bournonite with Galena and Pyrite
 

TT69AK0: Cyclic twins of well-defined Bournonite crystals covered by a second generation of very bright small crystals of Bournonite. On matrix with Galena crystals and groups of Pyrite crystals.
Huanzala Mine, Huallanca District, Dos de Mayo Province, Huánuco Department  Peru (±2019)

Specimen size: 5.5 × 4.1 × 4.7 cm = 2.17” × 1.61” × 1.85”

Main crystal size: 2.7 × 2.1 cm = 1.06” × 0.83”




Bournonite with Galena and Pyrite. Bournonite with Galena and Pyrite.
Order
Baryte
Baryte. Front
Front
Baryte. Rear
Rear
 

MP86AI0: Very aerial growth of fine and very sharp thin tabular crystals, practically complete, transparent, bright with very well defined phantom growths and with a small aggregate of Dolomite micro-crystals.
Warihuyn Hill, →2850 m., Puños, Miraflores District, Huamalíes Province, Huánuco Department  Peru

Specimen size: 5.1 × 3.8 × 2.4 cm = 2.01” × 1.50” × 0.94”

Main crystal size: 4.4 × 3.1 cm = 1.73” × 1.22”

Former collection of Carles Manresa



Order
Baryte
 

TW26AK9: Group of tabular and very sharp Baryte crystals on matrix, many of them doubly terminated and all of them transparent, extraordinarily lustrous and slightly smoky. A very elegant specimen.
Warihuyn Hill, →2850 m., Puños, Miraflores District, Huamalíes Province, Huánuco Department  Peru (2007)

Specimen size: 14.6 × 6.9 × 3.9 cm = 5.75” × 2.72” × 1.54”

Main crystal size: 2.7 × 1.2 cm = 1.06” × 0.47”

Zoned fluorescence long & short UV



Baryte. Photo: Joaquim Callén
Photo: Joaquim Callén
Baryte. Detail
Detail
Order
Copper
Copper. Copper.
 

EK12AH7: Arborescent growths of slightly deformed cubo-octahedral crystals with very well defined faces and edges and on matrix. The sample is from a locality that is not well known by collectors.
Cobriza Mine, Churcampa, San Pedro de Coris District, Churcampa Province, Huancavelica Department  Peru (01-03/2014)

Specimen size: 3.9 × 3.3 × 2.2 cm = 1.54” × 1.30” × 0.87”

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




Order
Galena with Quartz
 

NC66AL7: Cube-octahedral Galena crystals with a good balance of cube and octahedron faces and shiny hopper growths. On a matrix of Quartz crystals. Excellent quality for the locality.
Palomo Mine, Castrovirreyna Province, Huancavelica Department  Peru

Specimen size: 5.6 × 4 × 3.5 cm = 2.20” × 1.57” × 1.38”

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




Galena with Quartz. Front
Front
Galena with Quartz. Rear
Rear
Order
Epidote with Calcite and Quartz
Epidote with Calcite and Quartz. Epidote with Calcite and Quartz.
 

MA97AK4: Fan-shaped growth of elongated Epidote crystals, with perfect terminations, in calcite matrix with small colorless and transparent Quartz crystals.
Pampa Blanca, Ticrapo District, Castrovirreyna Province, Huancavelica Department  Peru

Specimen size: 5.8 × 4.5 × 3.8 cm = 2.28” × 1.77” × 1.50”

Calcite fluorescent short UV



Order
Tetrahedrite-(Zn) coating Enargite
 

TB48AL6: Group of Tetrahedrite-(Zn) crystals with very well defined and brilliant faces and edges that cover a group of Enargite crystals. Tetrahedrite-(Zn) is a species just recently recognized by the IMA.
We will send the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which contains the label and also a copy of the specimen analysis.
Quiruvilca Mine (La Libertad Mine), Quiruvilca District, Santiago de Chuco Province, La Libertad Department  Peru

Specimen size: 3.6 × 2.4 × 2 cm = 1.42” × 0.94” × 0.79”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Tetrahedrite-(Zn) coating Enargite. Tetrahedrite-(Zn) coating Enargite.
Order
Enargite
Enargite. Enargite.
 

TH67AL3: Very aerial group of Enargite crystals, more elongated than usual in examples from this deposit, with excellent crystal terminations, brilliant and on a matrix that also consists of Enargite.
We will send the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Quiruvilca Mine (La Libertad Mine), Quiruvilca District, Santiago de Chuco Province, La Libertad Department  Peru

Specimen size: 2.1 × 2 × 0.7 cm = 0.83” × 0.79” × 0.28”

Main crystal size: 2 × 0.4 cm = 0.79” × 0.16”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Order
Hutchinsonite with Pyrite
 

TX6AD9: A novelty (for its red color) at Ste. Marie 2016. Radial clusters of very bright and well-defined acicular Hutchinsonite crystals with vivid red reflections. They are on a granular Galena matrix that is partially coated by small and very bright pyritohedral Pyrite crystals. Both the Hutchinsonite and the Galena have been analyzed and we’ll send a copy of the analyses to the buyer.
Quiruvilca Mine (La Libertad Mine), Quiruvilca District, Santiago de Chuco Province, La Libertad Department  Peru (03/2016)

Specimen size: 5.2 × 3.4 × 2.5 cm = 2.05” × 1.34” × 0.98”

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




Hutchinsonite with Pyrite. Hutchinsonite with Pyrite.
Order
Hutchinsonite with Pyrite and Galena
Hutchinsonite with Pyrite and Galena. Hutchinsonite with Pyrite and Galena.
 

TM6AL0: Isolated crystals and radial aggregates of sharp Hutchinsonite crystals with bright luster and red internal reflections, on a matrix of granular Galena with pyritohedral Pyrite crystals. Both the Hutchinsonite and Galena have been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analyses to the buyer.
Quiruvilca Mine (La Libertad Mine), Quiruvilca District, Santiago de Chuco Province, La Libertad Department  Peru (03/2016)

Specimen size: 5.3 × 4.2 × 1.9 cm = 2.09” × 1.65” × 0.75”

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




Order
Hutchinsonite with Orpiment and Quartz
 

TP96AD1: Bundle-like aggregates of Hutchinsonite, a rare sulphoarsenide of thallium and lead, with elongated crystals that have very well defined faces and edges and are very much brighter than usual for the species. They are on matrix, with Orpiment and Quartz.
Quiruvilca Mine (La Libertad Mine), Quiruvilca District, Santiago de Chuco Province, La Libertad Department  Peru (09/2015)

Specimen size: 5.4 × 4.1 × 2.3 cm = 2.13” × 1.61” × 0.91”

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




Hutchinsonite with Orpiment and Quartz. Hutchinsonite with Orpiment and Quartz.
Order
Hutchinsonite with Orpiment and Pyrite
Hutchinsonite with Orpiment and Pyrite. Hutchinsonite with Orpiment and Pyrite.
 

TF14AD9: A novelty (for its red color) at Ste. Marie 2016. Isolated crystals and radial clusters of Hutchinsonite crystals that are very bright and well defined, with vivid red reflections. They are on a granular Galena matrix that is partially coated by small and very bright pyritohedral Pyrite crystals and spheroidal Orpiment aggregates. Both the Hutchinsonite and the Galena have been analyzed and we’ll send a copy of the analyses to the buyer.
Quiruvilca Mine (La Libertad Mine), Quiruvilca District, Santiago de Chuco Province, La Libertad Department  Peru (03/2016)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 4.4 × 3.8 cm = 2.44” × 1.73” × 1.50”

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




Order
Scheelite with Stolzite and Quartz
 

EX87AE5: Very sharp and well defined Scheelite crystals with dipyramidal shape and very well defined parallel growths. They have a brown color and are with a thin layer of powdery lemon yellow Stolzite. The crystals are on a matrix of clear Quartz crystals.
Mundo Nuevo mining area, Mundo Nuevo, Huamachuco, Sánchez Carrión Province, La Libertad Department  Peru (9-12/2015)

Specimen size: 4.2 × 4 × 3.7 cm = 1.65” × 1.57” × 1.46”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.3 cm = 0.79” × 0.51”

Extremely fluorescent short UV



Scheelite with Stolzite and Quartz. Scheelite with Stolzite and Quartz.
Order
Copper
Copper. Front
Front
Copper. Rear
Rear
 

TA76AE8: A novelty at Tucson 2017. Dendritic aggregate of elongated octahedral crystals, with parallel growths and slight curvatures on the edges. It is from a locality not yet well known for collectible Copper samples.
Acari Mine, Caraveli Province, Arequipa Department  Peru (2015)

Specimen size: 5.8 × 3.4 × 2 cm = 2.28” × 1.34” × 0.79”




Order
Copper
 

TL27AE8: A novelty at Tucson 2017. Dendritic aggregate of elongated octahedral crystals with parallel growths and slight curvatures on the edges. It is from a locality not yet well known for collectible Copper samples.
Acari Mine, Caraveli Province, Arequipa Department  Peru (2015)

Specimen size: 7.6 × 2.6 × 0.9 cm = 2.99” × 1.02” × 0.35”




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

MA8AC7: Arborescent Gold aggregates of very well defined octahedral crystals with hoppered growths and small cube faces, on a Quartz matrix. One of the best Peruvian Gold samples we have ever seen, as they are rarely crystallized. We also note that the Quartz hasn’t been acid-etched to dissolve it and expose the Gold.
San Luis Mine, San Luis Alta, Sancos District, Lucana Province, Ayacucho Department  Peru (08/2012)

Specimen size: 2.6 × 2.5 × 1.7 cm = 1.02” × 0.98” × 0.67”

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

Weight: 22.3 grams



Order

Manuelita Mine

Rhodochrosite with Quartz
 

MH6Y0: Very aerial aggregate of rhombohedral Rhodochrosite crystals, one of them clearly dominant, with an intense and uniform pink color. The group is on matrix and some crystals are partially coated by white microcrystalline Quartz.
Manuelita Mine, Morococha District, Yauli Province, Junín Department  Peru (15/07/2006)

Specimen size: 3.4 × 2.7 × 3.1 cm = 1.34” × 1.06” × 1.22”

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




Rhodochrosite with Quartz. Front
Front
Rhodochrosite with Quartz. Side
Side
Order
Rhodochrosite with Quartz
Rhodochrosite with Quartz.
 

TB64AK2: Very sharp rhombohedral Rhodochrosite crystals with very marked polycrystalline growths on the surface of the faces, brighter and more vivid pink than usual in specimens from this locality. On matriz, with small Quartz crystals. A fine miniature.
Manuelita Mine, ↓1400 m., Morococha District, Yauli Province, Junín Department  Peru (03/2019)

Specimen size: 3.5 × 3.3 × 2.6 cm = 1.38” × 1.30” × 1.02”




Order
Rhodochrosite
 

TC6AJ9: Druse on matrix of sharp rhombohedral crystals with polycrystalline surfaces, bright and with a very intense and vivid pink color. The sample is from a recent find very deep in the Manuelita mine that has offered samples of better quality that those previously known.
Manuelita Mine, ↓1400 m., Morococha District, Yauli Province, Junín Department  Peru (03/2019)

Specimen size: 4.1 × 2.6 × 2.2 cm = 1.61” × 1.02” × 0.87”

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




Rhodochrosite. Rhodochrosite.
Order
Rhodochrosite with Sphalerite
Rhodochrosite with Sphalerite. Rhodochrosite with Sphalerite.
 

TC67AK2: Very sharp rhombohedral Rhodochrosite crystals, with very distinct polycrystalline growths on the surface of the faces, bright and more intense pink than usual in specimens from this locality. On matrix, with small aggregates of Sphalerite crystals.
Manuelita Mine, ↓1400 m., Morococha District, Yauli Province, Junín Department  Peru (03/2019)

Specimen size: 5.7 × 3.6 × 3.5 cm = 2.24” × 1.42” × 1.38”

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




Order
Rhodochrosite with Quartz
 

MB56Y0: Aggregate of rhombohedral Rhodochrosite crystals, with an intense and uniform pink color. They are on matrix and some crystals are partially coated by white microcrystalline Quartz.
Manuelita Mine, Morococha District, Yauli Province, Junín Department  Peru (15/07/2006)

Specimen size: 7.4 × 4.1 × 4.1 cm = 2.91” × 1.61” × 1.61”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 1.3 cm = 0.55” × 0.51”




Rhodochrosite with Quartz. Rhodochrosite with Quartz.
Order
Rhodochrosite
Rhodochrosite. Rhodochrosite.
 

TA99AJ9: Druse on matrix of sharp rhombohedral crystals with polycrystalline surfaces, bright and with a very intense and vivid pink color. The sample is from a recent find very deep in the Manuelita mine that has offered samples of better quality that those previously known.
Manuelita Mine, ↓1400 m., Morococha District, Yauli Province, Junín Department  Peru (03/2019)

Specimen size: 8 × 6 × 5 cm = 3.15” × 2.36” × 1.97”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1 cm = 0.59” × 0.39”




Order

Peruvian Rhodonite

Among the most commented upon novelties at Tucson 2007 were Peruvian Rhodonites from the San Martín Mine. Although this mine was previously known for that species, more careful methods of extraction by the actual owners of the mine made it possible to obtain new samples of a high quality, especially if we consider their color, because previous Rhodonites were generally pinker than the best new ones, which are more red.
Our selection is based, precisely, on picking just the deep red specimens because we believe color is the most distinctive aspect, in terms of quality, of the Rhodonite.

Rhodonite with Calcite
 

TQ52AD1: Divergent growths of flattened Rhodonite crystals that are bright, translucent but with some transparent terminations and with a very intense pink color. The crystals, more isolated than usual, are on Calcite matrix.
San Martín Mine, Chiurucu (Chiuruco), Huallanca District, Bolognesi Province, Ancash Department  Peru (2007)

Specimen size: 4.3 × 4.2 × 2.7 cm = 1.69” × 1.65” × 1.06”

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

Calcite fluorescent short UV



Rhodonite with Calcite. Rhodonite with Calcite.
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Uchucchacua Mine

'Pearceite' with Calcite
'Pearceite' with Calcite. 'Pearceite' with Calcite.
'Pearceite' with Calcite.
 

TH27AL9: Group of ‘Pearceite’ crystals with sharp faces and edges, and very marked striations, shiny and aesthetically centered on its matrix of white Calcite crystals. We label the species with quotation marks around 'Pearceite' due to the changes introduced by the IMA in the nomenclature of the species, which was recently subdivided.
Uchucchacua Mine, Oyón Province, Lima Department  Peru

Specimen size: 3.9 × 2 × 1,9 cm = 1.54” × 0.79” × 0.39”

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

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV



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Pearceite-T2ac with Calcite, Pyrite and Chalcopyrite
 

TM98AJ3: Group of Pearceite crystals with a thick-tabular shape and very well defined hexagonal contour. They are very bright and are on matrix, with rhombohedral Calcite crystals, small cubic Pyrite crystals, and Chalcopyrite crystals.
Uchucchacua Mine, Oyón Province, Lima Department  Peru

Specimen size: 5.2 × 4.6 × 2.1 cm = 2.05” × 1.81” × 0.83”

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

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV



Pearceite-T2ac with Calcite, Pyrite and Chalcopyrite. Pearceite-T2ac with Calcite, Pyrite and Chalcopyrite.
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Silver with amorphous hydrated (Si-Mn)
Silver with amorphous hydrated (Si-Mn). Front
Front
Silver with amorphous hydrated (Si-Mn). Rear
Rear
 

AA63P9: Wire growths of very much elongated crystals that have a good luster and are on matrix.
Uchucchacua Mine, Oyón Province, Lima Department  Peru (01/2001)

Specimen size: 4.2 × 4 × 4.4 cm = 1.65” × 1.57” × 1.73”

Main crystal size: 2.7 × 0.7 cm = 1.06” × 0.28”

Former collection of Josep Amigó (Silvane)



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Silver on Calcite
Silver on Calcite  

NR89AJ9: Very aerial arborescent growths of native Silver on a Calcite matrix. The sample, esthetically very fine, is from a locality were native Silver is well known but only sporadically offers good pieces for
The sample is from the Ignacio Hernández collection whose label we will send to the buyer.
Uchucchacua Mine, Oyón Province, Lima Department  Peru

Specimen size: 4.4 × 3.3 × 2.5 cm = 1.73” × 1.30” × 0.98”

Former collection of Ignacio Hernández



Silver on Calcite. Front
Front
Silver on Calcite. Rear
Rear
Order
Wire Silver
Wire Silver. Front
Front
Wire Silver. Rear
Rear
 

E49EB3: Long wire silver crystal on a small matrix partially covered by dark hydrated Manganese Silicate.
Uchucchacua Mine, Oyón Province, Lima Department  Peru (01/2001)

Specimen size: 6.1 × 2.7 cm = 2.40” × 1.06”




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Alabandite with Rhodochrosite
 

TX17S1: Group of sharp octahedral crystals of Alabandite on matrix, with slightly pink Rhodochrosite.
Uchucchacua Mine, level 300, ↓895 m., Oyón Province, Lima Department  Peru (09/2009)

Specimen size: 3.6 × 2.5 × 3 cm = 1.42” × 0.98” × 1.18”

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




Alabandite with Rhodochrosite. Front
Front
Alabandite with Rhodochrosite. Top
Top
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Alabandite with Calcite and Rhodochrosite
Alabandite with Calcite and Rhodochrosite. Front
Front
Alabandite with Calcite and Rhodochrosite. Side
Side
 

MC92T6: A really big crystal with a neat spinel law twin, a luster more intense than usual for the species, and partially coated by small crystals of Calcite.
Uchucchacua Mine, level 300, ↓895 m., Oyón Province, Lima Department  Peru (09/2009)

Specimen size: 4.7 × 3.6 × 2.6 cm = 1.85” × 1.42” × 1.02”

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

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV



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Alabandite with Rhodochrosite
 

TD34S1: Group of cubo-octahedral crystals of Alabandite with the spinel law twin. The crystals, of good size, are with slightly pink Rhodochrosite.
Uchucchacua Mine, level 300, ↓895 m., Oyón Province, Lima Department  Peru (09/2009)

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

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




Alabandite with Rhodochrosite. Alabandite with Rhodochrosite.
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Alabandite with Calcite
Alabandite with Calcite. Front
Front
Alabandite with Calcite. Front
Front
Alabandite with Calcite. Rear
Rear
Alabandite with Calcite. Top
Top

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EM48AF8: Group, on matrix, of octahedral Alabandite crystals that have their vertices truncated by cube faces and that show very well the Spinel-law twin. The length of the main crystal, clearly dominant, is extraordinary and it is unquestionably one of the largest ever found.
Uchucchacua Mine, level 300, ↓895 m., Oyón Province, Lima Department  Peru (2010)

Specimen size: 5.2 × 4.6 × 3.6 cm = 2.05” × 1.81” × 1.42”

Main crystal size: 3.5 × 3.4 cm = 1.38” × 1.34”




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Uruguay

Quartz variety amethyst from Uruguay

Quartz (variety amethyst)

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MF50AA9: Two parallel stalactitic growths of very sharp and bright crystals, with a very intense, deep and uniform color, that are on a base of white chalcedony. The sample is from a recent find in a new quarry at the locality.
Amarilla Quarry, Catalán Grande area, Artigas Department  Uruguay (03/2014)

Specimen size: 12.4 × 8.8 × 5.4 cm = 4.88” × 3.46” × 2.13”

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




Quartz (variety amethyst).
Order
Calcite with Quartz (variety amethyst) and Hematite
Calcite with Quartz (variety amethyst) and Hematite. Calcite with Quartz (variety amethyst) and Hematite.
 

TV87L3: Rhombohedral Calcite crystal (due to its false cubic shape it looks like Fluorite) fully covered by small but brilliant and intensely colored Quartz (amethyst) crystals, in a thin crust geode.
Santiño Quarry, Tres Cerros de Santiño area, Artigas Department  Uruguay (11/2007)

Specimen size: 11.8 × 7.8 × 5.5 cm = 4.65” × 3.07” × 2.17”

Main crystal size: 3.8 × 3 cm = 1.50” × 1.18”




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Quartz (variety amethyst)
 

ER89AC2: Stalactitic growth, on a Quartz (variety chalcedony) matrix, of weakly developed prismatic Quartz (variety amethyst) faces that have a very deep color, intense luster and are very rich in inclusions.
Catalán Grande Quarry, Catalán Grande area, Artigas Department  Uruguay (02/2007)

Specimen size: 16.5 × 14.2 × 9.5 cm = 6.50” × 5.59” × 3.74”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 1.4 cm = 0.67” × 0.55”


€490 / US$577 / JPY60940 / AUD$803

Quartz (variety amethyst). Quartz (variety amethyst).
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Quartz (variety amethyst) epitactic Calcite
Quartz (variety amethyst) epitactic Calcite. Quartz (variety amethyst) epitactic Calcite.
 

MR72AB7: Druse of Quartz (variety amethyst) crystals, one of them clearly dominant and with a considerable size. They are coating the surfaces of a group of now missing Calcite crystals, preserving their original shape. The crystals show a neat geometric color zoning, clearer on the prism faces and deep violet on the terminations. The sample is from a not well known quarry at the classic Artigas área and where very interesting and esthetic samples are today being recovered.
La Soberana Quarry, Catalán Grande area, Artigas Department  Uruguay (09/2011)

Specimen size: 19.5 × 18 × 14 cm = 7.68” × 7.09” × 5.51”

Main crystal size: 8 × 5.3 cm = 3.15” × 2.09”




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Venezuela

Gold
 

TC88AB3: Aggregate of octahedral crystals with very deeply hollowed faces and rounded edges. The group has a more deformed side that has very rounded shapes, and the other side has much better defined crystals and hollows.
Zapata claims, Icabarú river placers, Santa Elena de Uairén, Gran Sabana, Bolívar State  Venezuela (2014)

Specimen size: 1.2 × 0.9 × 0.8 cm = 0.47” × 0.35” × 0.31”

Weight: 3.5 grams



Gold. Front
Front
Gold. Rear
Rear
Order
Gold
Gold. Front
Front
Gold. Rear
Rear
 

TZ89AB3: Very aerial aggregate of flattened octahedral crystals with very well defined faces on the edges, with small hollows left by lost granules.
Caroní River, Uriman, Bolívar State  Venezuela (2014)

Specimen size: 1.5 × 1.2 × 0.3 cm = 0.59” × 0.47” × 0.12”

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

Weight: 1.7 grams



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Gold with Quartz
 

MG56AK8: Group of Gold crystals with the combination, very rare in the same crystal, of sharp and easily identifiable rhombododecahedron faces and an extraordinarily elongated and twisted “wire” growth, in Quartz matrix. The morphology of the specimen is excellent.
El Infierno Mine, Icabarú river placers, Santa Elena de Uairen, Gran Sabana, Bolívar State  Venezuela (2019)

Specimen size: 1.6 × 1.1 × 1.3 cm = 0.63” × 0.43” × 0.51”

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

Weight: 5.8 grams



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