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Carles Curto Text: Carles Curto (formerly curator of the Geology Museum, Barcelona) & Jordi Fabre
Alfredo Petrov Translation: Alfredo Petrov
Assistance from John S. White (former Smithsonian curator) John S. White


Argentina

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
Front
Hematite after Magnetite (variety martite). Rear
Rear
 

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

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”




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Hematite after Magnetite (variety martite)
 

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”




Hematite after Magnetite (variety martite). Front
Front
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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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”




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Hematite after Magnetite (variety martite)
 

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”




Hematite after Magnetite (variety martite). Front
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Hematite after Magnetite (variety martite). Rear
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Descloizite with Quartz
Descloizite with Quartz. 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”




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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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Doubly terminated Quartz (variety amethyst). Side
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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”


minID: AC6-8TN



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

Valentinite
Valentinite. Front
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Valentinite. Side
Side
 

ML27AM7: Group of Valentinite crystals, one of them clearly dominant and large (for the species), very sharp, doubly terminated, and colored grey by micro-inclusions of Galena and other sulphides.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. (Bob) Noble collection, which also contains the label.
San José Mine, Oruro City, Cercado Province, Oruro Department  Bolivia

Specimen size: 3 × 1.8 × 1.7 cm = 1.18” × 0.71” × 0.67”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 0.8 cm = 0.87” × 0.31”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Metastibnite
 

MP26AM6: Very dark gray spheroidal and columnar growths of Metastibnite, a rare dimorph of Stibnite, with subsequent coatings of antimony oxides.
San José Mine, Oruro City, Cercado Province, Oruro Department  Bolivia

Specimen size: 2.7 × 2.1 × 2.6 cm = 1.06” × 0.83” × 1.02”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Metastibnite. Metastibnite.
Metastibnite.
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Andorite
Andorite. Front
Front
Andorite. Rear
Rear
 

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



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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



Andorite. Andorite.
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Andorite with Zinkenite
Andorite with Zinkenite. Andorite with Zinkenite.
Andorite with Zinkenite  

ND56AN0: Parallel growth of flattened Andorite crystals, very sharp, with good luster, and partially covered by acicular Zinkenite crystals.
The specimen comes from the Ignacio Gaspar Sintes collection (number AND-7), whose catalogue card we will send to the buyer.
San José Mine, Oruro City, Cercado Province, Oruro Department  Bolivia

Specimen size: 3.2 × 2.5 × 0.8 cm = 1.26” × 0.98” × 0.31”

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar



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Franckeite
 

TXL13AN7: Radiated groups of Franckeite crystals with a flattened prismatic habit, sharp, well defined and with good luster, associated with small elongated Zinkenite crystals.
We will ship this piece in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Itos Mine, Oruro City, Cercado Province, Oruro Department  Bolivia

Specimen size: 3.2 × 2.4 × 1.9 cm = 1.26” × 0.94” × 0.75”

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

Former collection of Bob Noble



Franckeite. Franckeite.
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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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Cassiterite
 

TYR64AO2: Botryoidal Cassiterite aggregate, in the habit / variety known as "wood tin", lustrous and deep black.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the collection of Robert J. (Bob) Noble, which
also contains the label.
Cóndor Iquiña plateau, Macha area, Chayanta Province, La Paz Department  Bolivia

Specimen size: 2.9 × 2.7 × 2.7 cm = 1.14” × 1.06” × 1.06”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Cassiterite. Front
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Cassiterite. Side
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Ferberite
Ferberite. Ferberite.
 

TXT14AN2: Group of Ferberite crystals, one of them clearly dominant and very sharp, with sharp and very lustrous crystal forms. From a locality from which few high-quality specimens have been seen.
We will ship the piece in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label, which shows that it was previously in the Frank Melanson collection.
Mount Chambillaya mining district, Quime, Inquisivi Province, La Paz Departament  Bolivia

Specimen size: 2.6 × 1.9 × 0.9 cm = 1.02” × 0.75” × 0.35”

Main crystal size: 2.6 × 1.9 cm = 1.02” × 0.75”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Ferberite
 

TEL64AN9: Group of Ferberite crystals, one of them clearly dominant and outstanding, with sharp and lustrous crystal forms. It comes from a locality where few specimens of this quality have been seen.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Mount Chambillaya mining district, Quime, Inquisivi Province, La Paz Departament  Bolivia

Specimen size: 2.9 × 2.4 × 1.3 cm = 1.14” × 0.94” × 0.51”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 2.1 cm = 0.87” × 0.83”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Ferberite. Ferberite.
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Fluorapatite
Fluorapatite. Fluorapatite.
 

TLB6AO0: Group of tabular Fluorapatite crystals with sharp crystal forms, translucent, with good luster and a uniform white color.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. (Bob) Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Ánimas Mine, Ánimas , Chocaya, Municipio Atocha, Sud Chichas Province, Potosí Department  Bolivia

Specimen size: 2.2 × 1.7 × 1.3 cm = 0.87” × 0.67” × 0.51”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.4 cm = 0.79” × 0.55”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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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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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 (Tazna-Rosario 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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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

Gold
 

MJR98AP3: Elongated alluvial Gold nugget with rounded edges but still retaining part of the original crystal forms. The specimen comes from one of the most classic localities for the species.
Chocó River, Antioquia Department  Colombia

Specimen size: 1.2 × 0.6 × 0.4 cm = 0.47” × 0.24” × 0.16”

Weight: 1 gram



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

NF98AM9: Very aerial dendritic growth of elongated and very sharp Gold crystals, with distinct window growths on some of the faces. Sharper than usual in these local deposits, and with small remnants of Quartz matrix.
The specimen comes from the Ignacio Gaspar Sintes collection (number GOLD-C), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Los Delirios claim, Delirios III cut, Municipio Vetas, Soto Province, Santander Department  Colombia

Specimen size: 2.3 × 2.1 × 0.3 cm = 0.91” × 0.83” × 0.12”

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar

Weight: 1.4 grams



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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”




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




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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”




Gold with Quartz. Gold with Quartz.
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Gold
Gold. Front
Front
Gold. Rear
Rear
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 Quartz and Sphalerite
Gold with Quartz and Sphalerite. 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”




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Gold
 

EV89AM7: Skeletal crystals and leafy growths of Gold, very bright and contrasting with the rock matrix. The specimen comes from a recent find in a mining district in Colombia which is still little known.
Los Delirios claim, Delirios I cut, Municipio Vetas, Soto Province, Santander Department  Colombia (15/08/2020)

Specimen size: 5.5 × 3.3 × 1.8 cm = 2.17” × 1.30” × 0.71”




Gold. Gold.
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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

Recorded under neon light
 

ET26AM6: Dentate leafy growths (“herringbone”) of very brilliant gold crystals on a rock matrix. The specimen comes from a mining district in Colombia which is very little known so far and has a very high quality level for the locality.
Los Delirios claim, Delirios I cut, Municipio Vetas, Soto Province, Santander Department  Colombia (15/08/2020)

Specimen size: 6.3 × 4.4 × 2.8 cm = 2.48” × 1.73” × 1.10”




Gold. Gold.
Gold.
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Gold
Gold. Gold.
Gold. Gold.

Recorded under neon light
Gold
 

MJK94AO1: Skeletal crystals and leafy growths of Gold, very lustrous and with good contrast to their rock matrix. The specimen comes from a discovery a few years ago in a mining district of Colombia that was little known until now.
From the Raúl Sanabria collection, whose label we will send to the buyer.
Potosí claim, La Tosca cut, Municipio Vetas, Soto Province, Santander Department  Colombia (2021)

Specimen size: 7.1 × 3.9 × 3.5 cm = 2.80” × 1.54” × 1.38”

Former collection of Raúl Sanabria



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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”




Quartz with inclusions.
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Beryl (variety emerald)

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

Recorded under neon light
 

MMZ26AP3: Obtained at Munich 2022
Beryl crystals (emerald variety) with very sharp crystal forms and very marked parallel growth, with good terminations, transparent, great luster and a very vivid, deep and uniform color.
La Pita mining district, Municipio Maripí, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department  Colombia (2022)

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




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Beryl (variety emerald)
 

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”


minID: GCX-L9J



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

Recorded under neon light
 

TFL46AO8: Short prismatic crystal with a flat pinacoidal termination, finely beveled by the faces of a pyramid, between transparent and translucent. With inclusions, good luster and an intense green color.
  Colombia

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




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Beryl (variety emerald)

Recorded under neon light
 

MLF91AP3: Obtained at Munich 2022
Two Beryl crystals (emerald variety) on matrix, with very sharp crystal forms and good terminations, transparent, with great luster and a very deep and uniform vivid color.
La Pita mining district, Municipio Maripí, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department  Colombia (2022)

Specimen size: 2.6 × 2 × 1.6 cm = 1.02” × 0.79” × 0.63”

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




Beryl (variety emerald). Beryl (variety emerald).
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Beryl (variety emerald) on Calcite
Beryl (variety emerald) on Calcite.

Recorded under neon light
 

MFF96AP3: Obtained at Munich 2022
Beryl crystal (emerald variety) isolated on matrix, with the Calcite crystals that are typical of the locality, with very sharp crystal forms and good terminations in which, apart from the dominant pinacoid, pyramidal faces appear too. The crystal, transparent and very lustrous, shows a very vivid, deep and uniform color.
La Pita mining district, Municipio Maripí, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department  Colombia (2022)

Specimen size: 2.9 × 2.3 × 1.5 cm = 1.14” × 0.91” × 0.59”

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


€1900 / US$1971 / ¥274770 / AUD$2926

Reservado
Doubly terminated Beryl (variety emerald)

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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”




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

Recorded under neon light
 

MLF46AP3: Obtained at Munich 2022
Beryl crystal (emerald variety) isolated on matrix, with very sharp crystal forms and good terminations in which, apart from the dominant pinacoid, pyramidal faces are present too. This transparent and very lustrous crystal exhibits a very vivid, deep and uniform color.
Muzo mining district, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department  Colombia (2022)

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

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




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Beryl (variety emerald) with Quartz and Pyrite

Recorded under neon light
 

MFX87AP3: Obtained at Munich 2022
Group of Beryl crystals (emerald variety) with very sharp crystal forms, good terminations, transparent, with good luster and a very vivid, deep and uniform color. With Pyrite crystals on the back and small Quartz coatings.
Chivor mining district, Los Topos gallery, Municipio Chivor, Eastern Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department  Colombia (2019)

Specimen size: 3.5 × 2.2 × 2 cm = 1.38” × 0.87” × 0.79”

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




Beryl (variety emerald) with Quartz and Pyrite.
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Beryl (variety emerald)
Beryl (variety emerald). Beryl (variety emerald).

Recorded under neon light
 

MLR73AP3: Obtained at Munich 2022
Group of Beryl crystals (emerald variety) with very sharp crystal forms, good terminations, transparent, with good luster and an intense color, on matrix.
La Pita mining district, Municipio Maripí, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department  Colombia (2022)

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

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 0.4 cm = 0.55” × 0.16”


€860 / US$887 / ¥124570 / AUD$1326

Reservado
Beryl (variety emerald)

Recorded under neon light
 

MLA27AP3: Obtained at Munich 2022
Beryl crystal (emerald variety) isolated on matrix, with the Calcite crystals that are typical of the locality, with very sharp crystal forms and good terminations in which, apart from the dominant pinacoid, pyramidal faces appear too. The crystal, transparent and very lustrous, shows a very vivid, deep and uniform color.
Muzo mining district, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacá Department  Colombia (2022)

Specimen size: 5.6 × 3 × 3.9 cm = 2.20” × 1.18” × 1.54”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 0.4 cm = 0.63” × 0.16”




Beryl (variety emerald). Beryl (variety emerald).
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Peru

Geocronite with Fluorite
Geocronite with Fluorite. Geocronite with Fluorite.

Recorded under neon light
 

MFA46AP2: A new discovery at Munich 2022
High quality Geocronite crystals with sharp crystal forms and polycrystalline growths marked by striations, associated with crystals of slightly translucent, apple-green Fluorite which, due to the contrast with the Geocronite, generates very aesthetic pieces.
The Geocronite has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Milpo Mine, Cerro de Pasco, Atacocha mining district, Pasco Province, Pasco Department  Peru (07-08/2022)

Specimen size: 4.4 × 3.1 × 2.2 cm = 1.73” × 1.22” × 0.87”

With analysis copy

Fluorite fluorescent long & short UV



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Geocronite with Fluorite

Recorded under neon light
 

MFR57AP2: A new discovery at Munich 2022
High quality Geocronite crystals with sharp crystal forms and polycrystalline growths marked by striations, associated with crystals of slightly translucent, apple-green Fluorite which, due to the contrast with the Geocronite, generates very aesthetic pieces.
The Geocronite has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Milpo Mine, Cerro de Pasco, Atacocha mining district, Pasco Province, Pasco Department  Peru (07-08/2022)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 5.1 × 3 cm = 2.44” × 2.01” × 1.18”

With analysis copy

Fluorite fluorescent long & short UV



Geocronite with Fluorite. Front
Front
Geocronite with Fluorite. Rear
Rear
Geocronite with Fluorite. Geocronite with Fluorite.
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Pyrite with Quartz
Pyrite with Quartz. Front
Front
Pyrite with Quartz. Side
Side
Pyrite with Quartz.

Recorded under neon light
 

TMX87AP3: Druse of Pyrite crystals with a cubic shape but very rich in smaller crystal forms too. The crystals, shiny and aerial, have natural unaltered fine fissures and are partially covered by small white crystals of Quartz.
Mundo Nuevo mining area, Mundo Nuevo, Huamachuco, Sánchez Carrión Province, La Libertad Department  Peru

Specimen size: 10 × 8 × 3.7 cm = 3.94” × 3.15” × 1.46”

Main crystal size: 2.8 × 2.6 cm = 1.10” × 1.02”




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Augelite with Quartz

Recorded under neon light
 

TFM53AN5: Very sharp isolated crystals of Augelite with very sharp crystal forms, translucent, with good luster and an intense light green color. They are implanted on a matrix with fine transparent Quartz crystals.
Tamboras Mine, Mundo Nuevo, Huamachuco, Sánchez Carrión Province, La Libertad Department  Peru

Specimen size: 8.7 × 5.7 × 4.4 cm = 3.43” × 2.24” × 1.73”

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




Augelite with Quartz. Augelite with Quartz.
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Scheelite with Stolzite and Quartz
Scheelite with Stolzite and Quartz. 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



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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.
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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”


minID: 4C8-5TU



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

Recorded under neon light
 

EFB27AN7: Spheroidal growths of very sharp lenticular rhombohedral Rhodochrosite crystals, with good luster and a more intense and vivid pink color than usual in specimens from this deposit. On matrix, with small aggregates of Sphalerite crystals and transparent Quartz crystals.
Austria Duvas Mine, Morococha District, Yauli Province, Junín Department  Peru (07/2021)

Specimen size: 6.7 × 4.7 × 4.1 cm = 2.64” × 1.85” × 1.61”




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Rhodochrosite with Sphalerite and Quartz

Recorded under neon light
 

EMR86AN7: Botryoidal growths of very sharp lenticular rhombohedral Rhodochrosite crystals, with good luster and a more intense and vivid pink color than usual in pieces from this deposit. With small water-clear crystals of Quartz, very lustrous, with Sphalerite.
Austria Duvas Mine, Morococha District, Yauli Province, Junín Department  Peru (07/2021)

Specimen size: 7.5 × 6.4 × 3.6 cm = 2.95” × 2.52” × 1.42”




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

Recorded under neon light
 

EPP37AO0: Spheroidal growths of small lenticular Rhodochrosite crystals with an intense and uniform pink color, with very lustrous Quartz crystals and aggregates of Sphalerite microcrystals.
Austria Duvas Mine, Morococha District, Yauli Province, Junín Department  Peru (07/2021)

Specimen size: 8 × 5.3 × 5.1 cm = 3.15” × 2.09” × 2.01”




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Quartz (variety rose quartz)

Recorded under neon light
 

TBB16AO6: Unique fan-shaped growths on a matrix of translucent, lustrous and intense pink Quartz crystals whose color is not due to inclusions of iron oxides, but is their natural color. Much larger crystal size than previous finds. The precise name of the mine is not yet known, but surely with the passage of time we will find out.
Huancayo Province, Junín Department  Peru (02/2022)

Specimen size: 4.1 × 2.9 × 2.2 cm = 1.61” × 1.14” × 0.87”

Main crystal size: 3.2 × 2 cm = 1.26” × 0.79”




Quartz (variety rose quartz).
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Quartz (variety rose quartz)
Quartz (variety rose quartz).
 

MF11AM9: A novelty at Tucson Virtual 2021. Unusual fan-shaped growths on matrix of translucent, lustrous and deep pink Quartz crystals whose color is not due to inclusions of iron oxides but rather is inherent to the Quartz itself. The exact name of the mine is not yet known, but it will surely become known with the passage of time.
Huancayo Province, Junín Department  Peru (2020)

Specimen size: 4.3 × 3.9 × 2 cm = 1.69” × 1.54” × 0.79”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.3 cm = 0.24” × 0.12”




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Quartz (variety rose quartz)
 

MF96AM7: A novelty at Tucson Virtual 2021. Unusual fan-shaped growths on matrix of translucent, lustrous and deep pink Quartz crystals whose color is not due to inclusions of iron oxides but rather is inherent to the Quartz itself. The exact name of the mine is not yet known, but it will surely become known with the passage of time.
Huancayo Province, Junín Department  Peru (2020)

Specimen size: 5 × 3 × 2.8 cm = 1.97” × 1.18” × 1.10”




Quartz (variety rose quartz). Front
Front
Quartz (variety rose quartz). Rear
Rear
Quartz (variety rose quartz). Side
Side
Quartz (variety rose quartz).
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Quartz (variety rose quartz)
Quartz (variety rose quartz).
 

MC11AM9: A novelty at Tucson Virtual 2021. Unusual fan-shaped growths on matrix of translucent, lustrous and deep pink Quartz crystals whose color is not due to inclusions of iron oxides but rather is inherent to the Quartz itself. The exact name of the mine is not yet known, but it will surely become known with the passage of time.
Huancayo Province, Junín Department  Peru (2020)

Specimen size: 5.1 × 3.4 × 1.9 cm = 2.01” × 1.34” × 0.75”

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




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Quartz (variety rose quartz)
 

TQ37AM8: A novelty at Tucson Virtual 2021. Original fan-shaped growths on a matrix of translucent Quartz crystals, with bright luster and an intense pink color, the color being their intrinsic natural color, not due to inclusions of iron oxides. The precise name of the mine is not yet known, but surely with the passage of time it will become known.
Huancayo Province, Junín Department  Peru (2020)

Specimen size: 5.1 × 4.7 × 3.3 cm = 2.01” × 1.85” × 1.30”

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




Quartz (variety rose quartz). Quartz (variety rose quartz).
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Quartz (variety rose quartz)
Quartz (variety rose quartz). Front
Front
Quartz (variety rose quartz). Rear
Rear
Quartz (variety rose quartz). Side
Side
Quartz (variety rose quartz). Side
Side

Recorded under neon light
 

TFR48AO6: Unique fan-shaped growths on a matrix of translucent, lustrous and intense pink Quartz crystals whose color is not due to inclusions of iron oxides, but is their natural color. Much larger crystal size than previous finds. The precise name of the mine is not yet known, but surely with the passage of time we will find out.
Huancayo Province, Junín Department  Peru (02/2022)

Specimen size: 5.3 × 5.2 × 3.5 cm = 2.09” × 2.05” × 1.38”

Main crystal size: 3 × 2.1 cm = 1.18” × 0.83”




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Quartz (variety rose quartz)
 

TM86AM8: A novelty at Tucson Virtual 2021. Original fan-shaped growths on a matrix of translucent Quartz crystals, with bright luster and an intense pink color, the color being their intrinsic natural color, not due to inclusions of iron oxides. The precise name of the mine is not yet known, but surely with the passage of time it will become known.
Huancayo Province, Junín Department  Peru (2020)

Specimen size: 5.5 × 4 × 2.7 cm = 2.17” × 1.57” × 1.06”




Quartz (variety rose quartz).
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Quartz (variety rose quartz)
Quartz (variety rose quartz). Quartz (variety rose quartz).
 

MM67AM7: A novelty at Tucson Virtual 2021. Unusual fan-shaped growths on matrix of translucent, lustrous and deep pink Quartz crystals whose color is not due to inclusions of iron oxides but rather is inherent to the Quartz itself. The exact name of the mine is not yet known, but it will surely become known with the passage of time.
Huancayo Province, Junín Department  Peru (2020)

Specimen size: 6 × 3.2 × 3.4 cm = 2.36” × 1.26” × 1.34”




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Quartz (variety rose quartz)

Recorded under neon light
 

EFM88AN7: A novelty in Tucson Virtual 2021. Unique fan growths, with three generations, the first being a larger crystal with a slightly smoky color visible on the back of the sample, a second, with crystals of good size and intense color, and a last phase, with smaller crystals, very sharp, translucent, with a very bright luster and an intense and uniform color. It should be noted that the color is not due to inclusions of iron oxides but is the intrinsic color of the quartz. Different from what has been seen so far from this locality.
Huancayo Province, Junín Department  Peru (2021)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 4.6 × 2.6 cm = 2.44” × 1.81” × 1.02”




Quartz (variety rose quartz). Quartz (variety rose quartz).
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Quartz (variety rose quartz)
Quartz (variety rose quartz). Front
Front
Quartz (variety rose quartz). Rear
Rear
Quartz (variety rose quartz). Side
Side

Recorded under neon light
 

TFR88AO6: Unique fan-shaped growths on a matrix of translucent, lustrous and intense pink Quartz crystals whose color is not due to inclusions of iron oxides, but is their natural color. Much larger crystal size than previous finds. The precise name of the mine is not yet known, but surely with the passage of time we will find out.
Huancayo Province, Junín Department  Peru (02/2022)

Specimen size: 6.5 × 4.8 × 3.6 cm = 2.56” × 1.89” × 1.42”

Main crystal size: 6 × 2 cm = 2.36” × 0.79”




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Quartz (variety rose quartz)
 

MB97AM8: A novelty at Tucson Virtual 2021. Original fan-shaped growths on a matrix of translucent Quartz crystals, with bright luster and an intense pink color, the color being their intrinsic natural color, not due to inclusions of iron oxides. The precise name of the mine is not yet known, but surely with the passage of time it will become known.
Huancayo Province, Junín Department  Peru (2020)

Specimen size: 6.6 × 5 × 4.3 cm = 2.60” × 1.97” × 1.69”

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




Quartz (variety rose quartz). Front
Front
Quartz (variety rose quartz). Side
Side
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Quartz (variety rose quartz)
Quartz (variety rose quartz). Quartz (variety rose quartz).

Recorded under neon light
 

TBM26AO4: Peculiar growth of Quartz on matrix with very sharp bipyramidal terminations and highly polycrystalline growths, translucent, lustrous and intense pink, its natural color not due to inclusions of iron oxides. The size of the crystal is very large compared to previous finds made in the same locality.
Huancayo Province, Junín Department  Peru (02/2022)

Specimen size: 6.6 × 5.6 × 4.2 cm = 2.60” × 2.20” × 1.65”

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




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Quartz (variety rose quartz)
 

MC27AM8: A novelty at Tucson Virtual 2021. Original fan-shaped growths on a matrix of translucent Quartz crystals, with bright luster and an intense pink color, the color being their intrinsic natural color, not due to inclusions of iron oxides. The precise name of the mine is not yet known, but surely with the passage of time it will become known.
Huancayo Province, Junín Department  Peru (2020)

Specimen size: 6.7 × 4 × 3.7 cm = 2.64” × 1.57” × 1.46”

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




Quartz (variety rose quartz). Front
Front
Quartz (variety rose quartz). Side
Side
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Quartz (variety rose quartz)
Quartz (variety rose quartz). Quartz (variety rose quartz).
 

TP86AM8: A novelty at Tucson Virtual 2021. Original fan-shaped growths on a matrix of translucent Quartz crystals, with bright luster and an intense pink color, the color being their intrinsic natural color, not due to inclusions of iron oxides. The precise name of the mine is not yet known, but surely with the passage of time it will become known.
Huancayo Province, Junín Department  Peru (2020)

Specimen size: 6.7 × 4.3 × 3.9 cm = 2.64” × 1.69” × 1.54”

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




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Quartz (variety rose quartz)

Recorded under neon light
 

TTM57AP1: Quartz crystals on matrix with very sharp dipyramidal terminations and strongly polycrystalline growths, translucent, lustrous and deep pink, its natural color which is not due to inclusions of iron oxides.
Huancayo Province, Junín Department  Peru (02/2022)

Specimen size: 7 × 6 × 5.1 cm = 2.76” × 2.36” × 2.01”

Main crystal size: 5.2 × 2.6 cm = 2.05” × 1.02”




Quartz (variety rose quartz). Quartz (variety rose quartz).
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Quartz (variety rose quartz)
Quartz (variety rose quartz). Front
Front
Quartz (variety rose quartz). Side
Side

Recorded under neon light
 

TFR50AP1: Quartz crystals on matrix with very sharp dipyramidal terminations and strongly polycrystalline growths, translucent, lustrous and deep pink, its natural color which is not due to inclusions of iron oxides.
Huancayo District, Huancayo Province, Junín Department  Peru (02/2022)

Specimen size: 7.1 × 7 × 4.4 cm = 2.80” × 2.76” × 1.73”

Main crystal size: 4.4 × 3 cm = 1.73” × 1.18”




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Quartz (variety rose quartz)

Recorded under neon light
 

TTC69AO3: Unusual polycrystalline fan-shaped growths of translucent, lustrous Quartz crystals on matrix. Intense pink, a natural color that is not due to inclusions of iron oxides.
Huancayo Province, Junín Department  Peru (02/2022)

Specimen size: 7.2 × 6.6 × 3.6 cm = 2.83” × 2.60” × 1.42”




Quartz (variety rose quartz).
Quartz (variety rose quartz).
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Quartz (variety rose quartz)
Quartz (variety rose quartz). Quartz (variety rose quartz).
 

MQ86AM7: A novelty at Tucson Virtual 2021. Unusual fan-shaped growths on matrix of translucent, lustrous and deep pink Quartz crystals whose color is not due to inclusions of iron oxides but rather is inherent to the Quartz itself. The exact name of the mine is not yet known, but it will surely become known with the passage of time.
Huancayo Province, Junín Department  Peru (2020)

Specimen size: 7.3 × 5.6 × 3.1 cm = 2.87” × 2.20” × 1.22”




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Quartz (variety rose quartz)

Recorded under neon light
 

TPX16AO4: Spheroidal growths on a matrix of translucent, lustrous and intense pink Quartz crystals, whose color is not due to inclusions of iron oxides, but is their natural color.
Huancayo Province, Junín Department  Peru (02/2022)

Specimen size: 7.4 × 5.6 × 3.1 cm = 2.91” × 2.20” × 1.22”




Quartz (variety rose quartz). Quartz (variety rose quartz).
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Quartz (variety rose quartz)
Quartz (variety rose quartz). Quartz (variety rose quartz).
 

TV37AM8: A novelty at Tucson Virtual 2021. Original fan-shaped growths on a matrix of translucent Quartz crystals, with bright luster and an intense pink color, the color being their intrinsic natural color, not due to inclusions of iron oxides. The precise name of the mine is not yet known, but surely with the passage of time it will become known.
Huancayo Province, Junín Department  Peru (2020)

Specimen size: 7.9 × 5.1 × 2.8 cm = 3.11” × 2.01” × 1.10”

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




Order
Quartz (variety rose quartz)

Recorded under neon light
 

TEF37AO4: Peculiar growth of Quartz on matrix with very sharp bipyramidal terminations and highly polycrystalline growths, translucent, lustrous and intense pink, its natural color not due to inclusions of iron oxides. The size of the crystal is very large compared to previous finds made in the same locality.
Huancayo Province, Junín Department  Peru (02/2022)

Specimen size: 8.1 × 6.1 × 6.1 cm = 3.19” × 2.40” × 2.40”

Main crystal size: 3 × 1.7 cm = 1.18” × 0.67”




Quartz (variety rose quartz). Quartz (variety rose quartz).
Order
Quartz (variety rose quartz)
Quartz (variety rose quartz). Quartz (variety rose quartz).
 

EC96AM7: A novelty at Tucson Virtual 2021. Unusual fan-shaped growths on matrix of translucent, lustrous and deep pink Quartz crystals whose color is not due to inclusions of iron oxides but rather is inherent to the Quartz itself. The exact name of the mine is not yet known, but it will surely become known with the passage of time.
Huancayo Province, Junín Department  Peru (2020)

Specimen size: 8.6 × 7.2 × 2.6 cm = 3.39” × 2.83” × 1.02”




Order
Quartz (variety rose quartz)

Recorded under neon light
 

TCD96AO4: Spheroidal growths on a matrix of translucent, intense pink and lustrous Quartz crystals, whose color is not due to inclusions of iron oxides, but is their natural color.
Huancayo Province, Junín Department  Peru (02/2022)

Specimen size: 9.4 × 5.6 × 5.5 cm = 3.70” × 2.20” × 2.17”




Quartz (variety rose quartz). Quartz (variety rose quartz).
Order
Quartz (variety rose quartz)
Quartz (variety rose quartz). Front
Front
Quartz (variety rose quartz). Side
Side
Quartz (variety rose quartz).

Recorded under neon light
 

TLP46AP1: Quartz crystals on matrix with very sharp dipyramidal terminations and strongly polycrystalline growths, translucent, lustrous and deep pink, its natural color which is not due to inclusions of iron oxides.
Huancayo Province, Junín Department  Peru (02/2022)

Specimen size: 9.8 × 6.7 × 7.9 cm = 3.86” × 2.64” × 3.11”

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




Order
Quartz (variety rose quartz)
 

MP17AN0: Original fan-shaped growths on matrix of translucent, lustrous and pink Quartz crystals, the color of which is not due to inclusions of iron oxides but is their natural color. The precise name of the mine is not yet known, but will surely become known with the passage of time.
Huancayo Province, Junín Department  Peru (2020)

Specimen size: 16.5 × 13.4 × 6.3 cm = 6.50” × 5.28” × 2.48”

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




Quartz (variety rose quartz). Quartz (variety rose quartz).
Order
Quartz (variety rose quartz)
Quartz (variety rose quartz). Quartz (variety rose quartz).

Recorded under neon light
 

TGH86AO6: Unique fan-shaped growths on a matrix of translucent, lustrous and intense pink Quartz crystals whose color is not due to inclusions of iron oxides but is their natural color. The precise name of the mine is not yet known, but surely with the passage of time it will be known.
Huancayo Province, Junín Department  Peru (02/2022)

Specimen size: 19 × 18 × 9 cm = 7.48” × 7.09” × 3.54”

Main crystal size: 3.5 × 1.5 cm = 1.38” × 0.59”




Order
Quartz (variety rose quartz)
 

MK87AM9: A novelty at Tucson Virtual 2021: Original spheroidal growths of translucent, lustrous and deep pink Quartz crystals (rose quartz variety) whose color is not due to inclusions of iron oxides, but is their intrinsic color. The specimen, somewhat different from those known until now, stands out both for its size and for the intensity of its color. The precise name of the mine is not yet known, but it will surely become known with the passage of time.
Huancayo Province, Junín Department  Peru (2020)

Specimen size: 23.8 × 17.4 × 4.9 cm = 9.37” × 6.85” × 1.93”

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




Quartz (variety rose quartz). Quartz (variety rose quartz).
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
Wurtzite with Quartz
 

TRM96AO1: Very sharp pyramidal Wurtzite crystals, translucent, with good luster and reddish color. On matrix, with Quartz crystals.
We will send the buyer the specimen in its original perky box from the Robert J. (Bob) Noble collection, which also contains the label.

Pachapaqui mining district, Pachapaqui, Aquia District, Bolognesi Province, Ancash Department  Peru

Specimen size: 2.3 × 2.2 × 1.6 cm = 0.91” × 0.87” × 0.63”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 1.3 cm = 0.67” × 0.51”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Wurtzite with Quartz. Wurtzite with Quartz.
Order
Calcite with Pyrite
Calcite with Pyrite. Calcite with Pyrite.

Recorded under neon light
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



Order
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”




Axinite (Group). Axinite (Group).
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 (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. Rear
Rear
Chrysocolla on Quartz.

Recorded under neon light
 

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
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”




Dioptase. Dioptase.
Order
Axinite-(Mn) with Epidote
Axinite-(Mn) with Epidote. Front
Front
Axinite-(Mn) with Epidote. Side
Side
Axinite-(Mn) with Epidote. Axinite-(Mn) with Epidote.

Recorded under neon light
 

NPB27AN5: Groups of very sharp Axinite-(Mn) crystals, many of them doubly terminated, with polycrystalline growths, translucent, lustrous, and partially covered by deep green Epidote crystals. Due to the size of the piece and the size of the crystals, it is without doubt a monumental specimen.
This specimen comes from the Miguel David Martínez collection (number 525), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Canta, Canta District, Canta Province, Lima Department  Peru (2018)

Specimen size: 24.8 × 11.5 × 5.4 cm = 9.76” × 4.53” × 2.13”

Main crystal size: 3.5 × 1.5 cm = 1.38” × 0.59”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez



Order
Stibnite

Recorded under neon light
 

NRB14AP0: Centered growths of fine acicular crystals of Stibnite, very shiny. Without intending to compete with specimens from more famous localities, this Stibnite is a rarity present in few collections, in this case that of Gonzalo Leal Echevarría.
Raura District, Cajatambo Province, Lima Department  Peru

Specimen size: 4.2 × 3.5 × 3.3 cm = 1.65” × 1.38” × 1.30”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.1 cm = 0.47” × 0.04”

Former collection of Gonzalo Leal Echevarria



Stibnite.
Order
Wurtzite with Calcite and Pyrite
Wurtzite with Calcite and Pyrite. Wurtzite with Calcite and Pyrite.
Wurtzite with Calcite and Pyrite.

Recorded under neon light
 

TTF89AO3: Rosette growths of sharp platy Wurtzite crystals, an uncommon polymorph of Sphalerite. On matrix, with small white Calcite crystals and Pyrite crystals.
The specimen has been analyzed and we will send the buyer a copy of the analysis.
Huanzala Mine, Huallanca District, Dos de Mayo Province, Huánuco Department  Peru

Specimen size: 5.6 × 4.3 × 4.1 cm = 2.20” × 1.69” × 1.61”

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

Fluorescent long & short UV

With analysis copy



Order
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”




Pyrite with Quartz and Tetrahedrite. Front
Front
Pyrite with Quartz and Tetrahedrite. Side
Side
Pyrite with Quartz and Tetrahedrite.
Order
Pyrite
Pyrite. Pyrite.
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”




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 on Dolomite

Recorded under neon light
 

TBF66AN4: Polycrystalline growths of tabular Baryte crystals, fine, very sharp and complete, translucent, lustrous and with a slightly smoky color, on a Dolomite matrix.
Warihuyn Hill, →2850 m., Puños, Miraflores District, Huamalíes Province, Huánuco Department  Peru

Specimen size: 6.7 × 5.4 × 3.9 cm = 2.64” × 2.13” × 1.54”

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

Fluorescent long & short UV



Baryte on Dolomite. Front
Front
Baryte on Dolomite. Rear
Rear
Baryte on Dolomite.
Order
Baryte
Baryte. Photo: Joaquim Callén
Photo: Joaquim Callén
Baryte. Detail
Detail

Recorded under neon light
 

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

minID: 8JG0VA



Order
Copper
 

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”




Copper. Front
Front
Copper. Rear
Rear
Order
Copper
Copper. Front
Front
Copper. Rear
Rear
 

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”




Order
Gold with Quartz

Recorded under neon light
 

MXJ57AN9: Arborescent growth of deformed Gold crystals with small Quartz matrix fragments. The specimen comes from a very recent find in a locality hitherto semi-unknown to collectors.
La Rinconada, Ananea District, San Antonio de Putina Province, Puno Departament  Peru (03/2021)

Specimen size: 2.1 × 1.8 × 1.2 cm = 0.83” × 0.71” × 0.47”




Gold with Quartz. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold with Quartz. Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Order

Manuelita Mine

Rhodochrosite
Rhodochrosite.

Recorded under neon light
 

TEX13AO7: Very sharp rhombohedral crystals of Rhodochrosite, isolated and in groups, with good luster and an intense, vivid and uniform pink color. On matrix with small Quartz crystals.
Manuelita Mine, ↓1400 m., Morococha District, Yauli Province, Junín Department  Peru (03/2019)

Specimen size: 3.3 × 2.3 × 2 cm = 1.30” × 0.91” × 0.79”

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




Order
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”




Rhodochrosite with Quartz.
Order
Rhodochrosite
Rhodochrosite.

Recorded under neon light
 

TDX14AO7: Very sharp rhombohedral crystals of Rhodochrosite, isolated and in groups, with good luster and an
intense, vivid and uniform pink color. On matrix with small Quartz crystals.
Manuelita Mine, ↓1400 m., Morococha District, Yauli Province, Junín Department  Peru (03/2019)

Specimen size: 3.8 × 2.9 × 2.2 cm = 1.50” × 1.14” × 0.87”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.7 cm = 0.43” × 0.28”




Order
Rhodochrosite

Recorded under neon light
 

TH6AO3: Druse on matrix of rhombohedral Rhodochrosite crystals, very sharp, with good luster and a very uniform, intense and vivid pink color.
Manuelita Mine, ↓1400 m., Morococha District, Yauli Province, Junín Department  Peru (03/2019 )

Specimen size: 4.6 × 3.2 × 1.6 cm = 1.81” × 1.26” × 0.63”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.4 cm = 0.31” × 0.16”




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.

Recorded under neon light
 

TYX90AO2: Druse, on matrix, of very sharp rhombohedral crystals, with polycrystalline surfaces, with good luster and an intense and vivid pink color. The specimen comes from a find in the Manuelita mine, made at a great depth, and with specimens of higher quality than those previously known.
Manuelita Mine, Morococha District, Yauli Province, Junín Department  Peru (03/2019)

Specimen size: 8.4 × 8 × 6.1 cm = 3.31” × 3.15” × 2.40”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 1.1 cm = 0.55” × 0.43”




Order
Rhodochrosite

Recorded under neon light
 

TZX89AO3: Druse on matrix of rhombohedral Rhodochrosite crystals, very sharp, with good luster and a very uniform, intense and vivid pink color.
Manuelita Mine, ↓1400 m., Morococha District, Yauli Province, Junín Department  Peru (03/2019 )

Specimen size: 8.6 × 7.8 × 5.8 cm = 3.39” × 3.07” × 2.28”

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




Rhodochrosite. Rhodochrosite.
Order
Rhodochrosite
Rhodochrosite. Rhodochrosite.

Recorded under neon light
 

TVY91AO3: Druse on matrix of rhombohedral Rhodochrosite crystals, very sharp, with good luster and a very uniform, intense and vivid pink color. Altogether a piece with great aesthetics, very well balanced.
Manuelita Mine, ↓1400 m., Morococha District, Yauli Province, Junín Department  Peru (03/2019 )

Specimen size: 10.4 × 8,4 × 6.3 cm = 4.09” × 3.15” × 2.48”

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




Order

Uchucchacua Mine

'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



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




Order
Rhodochrosite with manganese oxides

Recorded under neon light
 

TFR87AO0: Crystals of Rhodochrosite very sharp, transparent and with an intense color on a matrix of manganese oxides. The specimen, very characteristic of Uchucchaccua, is in a better state of preservation than is usual for specimens from that locality.
Uchucchacua Mine, Oyón Province, Lima Department  Peru

Specimen size: 5.3 × 5.1 × 3.8 cm = 2.09” × 2.01” × 1.50”

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




Rhodochrosite with manganese oxides. Rhodochrosite with manganese oxides.
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Alabandite with Rhodochrosite
Alabandite with Rhodochrosite. Alabandite with Rhodochrosite.
 

TF16AN1: Octahedral Alabandite crystals with a very well defined spinel-law twin, lustrous, on a Rhodochrosite matrix.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Uchucchacua Mine, Oyón Province, Lima Department  Peru

Specimen size: 3 × 2.1 × 2.2 cm = 1.18” × 0.83” × 0.87”

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

Former collection of Bob Noble



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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 / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Alabandite with Calcite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Alabandite with Calcite. Top / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Top / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Alabandite with Calcite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén

Recorded under neon light
 

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) epitactic Calcite

Recorded under neon light
 

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”




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

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

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

minID: NDMVGX



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Gold

Recorded under neon light
 

EFF71AO0: Dendritic growth of elongated octahedral Gold crystals with very well defined faces and edges. High quality.
Santa Elena de Uairén, Gran Sabana, Bolívar State  Venezuela

Specimen size: 2 × 1 × 0.4 cm = 0.79” × 0.39” × 0.16”

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

Weight: 2.28 grams



Gold. Front
Front
Gold. Rear
Rear
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