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Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Pyromorphite with Quartz
Pyromorphite with Quartz. Front
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Pyromorphite with Quartz. Rear
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Pyromorphite with Quartz.
 

LT46AK0: Druse of Pyromorphite crystals on a Quartz matrix with very well defined faces and edges, some of them doubly terminated, with slightly curved edges and perfect terminal faces, translucent, very bright and a grass green color that is extraordinarily intense and very uniform. The sample is from the Philippe Morelon collection (number 1479) whose label, which includes more information on the back, will be sent to the buyer.
Mine des Farges (Les Farges Mine), Ussel, Corrèze, Nouvelle-Aquitaine  France

Specimen size: 6.5 × 4.2 × 2.9 cm = 2.6” × 1.7” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.2 cm = 0.3” × 0.1”

Former collection of Philippe Morelon


Euro:1400 / US$1565 / Yen:166050 / AUD$2312

Reservado
Pyromorphite
 

MG26AJ0: Arborescent growths of crystals with a spindled shape, and with very deeply hoppered terminations. The very bright crystals have an unusually intense orange color. A French classic, but different from the usual.
Mine des Farges (Les Farges Mine), Ussel, Corrèze, Nouvelle-Aquitaine  France

Specimen size: 5 × 4.8 × 3.1 cm = 2.0” × 1.9” × 1.2”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.2 cm = 0.2” × 0.1”




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

EL14AD6: Aggregates of Pyromorphite crystals with very well defined faces and edges. They are translucent, very bright and have a very vivid and uniform green color. They are on a matrix of Quartz crystals, very uncommon at Les Farges and probably from a recent find in zones near the old mines.
Mine des Farges (Les Farges Mine), Ussel, Corrèze, Nouvelle-Aquitaine  France

Specimen size: 5.2 × 5 × 3.9 cm = 2.0” × 2.0” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 0.2 × 0.1 cm = 0.1” × 0.0”




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Pyromorphite with Baryte
 

EG9AI7: Exquisite cluster of small elongated crystals with good, acute or flat pinacoidal terminations. They are bright with an extraordinarily deep and uniform green color and are on a Baryte matrix. An excellent French classic.
Mine des Farges (Les Farges Mine), Ussel, Corrèze, Nouvelle-Aquitaine  France

Specimen size: 5.7 × 5.1 × 3.4 cm = 2.2” × 2.0” × 1.3”




Pyromorphite with Baryte. Front
Front
Pyromorphite with Baryte. Rear
Rear
Pyromorphite with Baryte.
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Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite. Front
Front
Pyromorphite. Rear
Rear
Pyromorphite.
 

EF52AI7: Exquisite cluster of small elongated crystals with good, acute or flat pinacoidal terminations. They are bright, with an extraordinarily deep and uniform green color and are on a Baryte matrix. An excellent French classic.
The sample is from the Paul Zerfass collection (reg. 462) whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
Mine des Farges (Les Farges Mine), Ussel, Corrèze, Nouvelle-Aquitaine  France

Specimen size: 6 × 5.1 × 4.1 cm = 2.4” × 2.0” × 1.6”

Former collection of Paul Zerfass



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Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite  

TV50X7: Flattened parallel growths and very well defined crystals with good terminations and geometrical color zoning, clearer at the crystal terminations. There are two different shades of color on the sample, deep and uniform green on most on them and yellowish green in some minor areas.
Mine des Farges (Les Farges Mine), Ussel, Corrèze, Nouvelle-Aquitaine  France

Specimen size: 6.9 × 6.5 × 3.3 cm = 2.7” × 2.6” × 1.3”

Former collection of Gilles Emringer




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

TD47AH2: Tapered prismatic crystals with curvatures on the prism edges, with very well defined faces and edges, a lot of them doubly terminated. They are on a Quartz matrix. The luster and the color, intense and uniform green, is extraordinary. An excellent French classic.
Mine des Farges (Les Farges Mine), Ussel, Corrèze, Nouvelle-Aquitaine  France

Specimen size: 7.5 × 6.6 × 1.8 cm = 3.0” × 2.6” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.2 cm = 0.2” × 0.1”




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Pyromorphite with Baryte
 

ET74Z8: Irregular aggregate of simple prismatic crystals on matrix. A lot of the crystals are doubly terminated and have a good size, have slightly curved faces and edges, are a very bright olive-green color on the prism with intense yellow shades on their terminations, so typical of some of the samples from Les Farges. A very elegant French classic.
Mine des Farges (Les Farges Mine), Ussel, Corrèze, Nouvelle-Aquitaine  France

Specimen size: 11.6 × 8.5 × 3.5 cm = 4.6” × 3.3” × 1.4”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.6 cm = 0.4” × 0.2”




Pyromorphite with Baryte. Pyromorphite with Baryte.
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Centre-Val de Loire

Fluorite with inclusions
Fluorite with inclusions. Fluorite with inclusions.
 

LM68AK0: Group of crystals with very marked polycrystalline growths on the surface of the faces, transparent and bright, with inclusions and a very marked color change due a phantom growth, yellowish at the nucleus of the crystals and colorless-reddish on the surface. A French classic. The sample is from the Philippe Morelon collection (number 980) whose label, which includes more information on the back, will be sent to the buyer.
Chaillac Mine, Rossignol vein, Chaillac, Le Blanc, Indre, Centre-Val de Loire  France (1995)

Specimen size: 12.4 × 9.8 × 3.1 cm = 4.9” × 3.9” × 1.2”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 1.6 cm = 0.7” × 0.6”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Philippe Morelon




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Fluorite with Baryte
Fluorite with Baryte  

ET86AG7: Aggregate of cubic crystals with polycrystalline growths on their faces. They are between transparent and translucent and have a variable color, more reddish on the edges and between yellow and brown on the core area. The sample is of an extraordinary quality compared with the usual Fluorite from this mine, famous for Pyromorphite.
It was personally collected by Christophe Marot (cat. nr. C8-2)
Chaillac Mine, Rossignol vein, Chaillac, Le Blanc, Indre, Centre-Val de Loire  France

Specimen size: 16.3 × 11 × 6.3 cm = 6.4” × 4.3” × 2.5”

Main crystal size: 5.1 × 3.8 cm = 2.0” × 1.5”

Former collection of Christophe Marot

Minor fluorescence short UV




Fluorite with Baryte. Front
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Fluorite with Baryte. Light behind
Light behind
Fluorite with Baryte.
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Cerussite
Cerussite. Front
Front
Cerussite. Rear
Rear
 

EB56AC9: Parallel aggregates of Cerussite crystals with a fibrous aspect, a white color and small black Goethite coatings. Good quality for the locality.
Chaillac Mine, Chaillac, Le Blanc, Indre, Centre-Val de Loire  France (±1980)

Specimen size: 4.5 × 2.5 × 1.6 cm = 1.8” × 1.0” × 0.6”

Main crystal size: 4 × 1.7 cm = 1.6” × 0.7”

Fluorescent short UV




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Cerussite
 

MF99AF1: Very aerial aggregate of flattened crystals with a very well defined twin. Their white color contrasts with the brown of the oxide inclusions. The sample is from a classic French locality and has great quality.
The specimen has been photographed and published in the magazine ‘Paragénesis’, number 01/2017, page 84
Chaillac Mine, Chaillac, Le Blanc, Indre, Centre-Val de Loire  France (± 1980)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 5.6 × 2.2 cm = 2.5” × 2.2” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.6 cm = 0.3” × 0.2”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV




Cerussite. Front
Front
Cerussite. Rear
Rear
Cerussite. Cerussite.
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Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Quartz
Quartz. Quartz.
 

LT49AK0: Group of Quartz crystals with two clearly differentiated generations, one of them crystals with the prism edges slightly curved, transparent, bright and colorless and the second generation with very fine, also colorless and extraordinarily bright acicular crystals. The specimen, of high quality for a not so well-known locality, is from the Philippe Morelon collection (number 533) whose label, which includes more information on the back, will be sent to the buyer.
Saint-Pierre-d'Allevard, Crêts en Belledonne, Haut-Grésivaudan, Grenoble, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (1980)

Specimen size: 9 × 7.8 × 4.9 cm = 3.5” × 3.1” × 1.9”

Main crystal size: 2.3 × 0.8 cm = 0.9” × 0.3”

Former collection of Philippe Morelon




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Baryte with inclusions
 

LN58AK0: Very sharp crystal with very marked parallel growths, a tabular-laminar habit, bright and transparent to translucent, with inclusions and with the edges profiled by a snowy white geometric zoning. The specimen, found on an area near the old Le Mure mine, is from the Philippe Morelon collection (number 349) whose label, which includes more information on the back, will be sent to the buyer.
La Mure coal Mines, La Mure, Matheysine-Trièves, Grenoble, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (04/2012)

Specimen size: 9.7 × 7.6 × 0.6 cm = 3.8” × 3.0” × 0.2”

Former collection of Philippe Morelon


Euro:360 / US$402 / Yen:42690 / AUD$594

Baryte with inclusions. Front
Front
Baryte with inclusions. Rear
Rear
Reservado
Azurite with Malachite after Azurite
Azurite with Malachite after Azurite. Azurite with Malachite after Azurite.
Azurite with Malachite after Azurite.
 

LY30AK0: Group of equidimensional crystals of Azurite with sharp faces and edges, very bright colors and partially covered by a cute group of Malachite after Azurite crystals. A French classic from the Philippe Morelon collection (number 345) whose label, which includes more information on the back, will be sent to the buyer.
Chessy-les-Mines, Les Bois d'Oingt, Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (1998)

Specimen size: 5.2 × 4.6 × 2.6 cm = 2.0” × 1.8” × 1.0”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 0.7 cm = 0.7” × 0.3”

Former collection of Philippe Morelon


Euro:540 / US$603 / Yen:64040 / AUD$892

Reservado
Azurite
 

EE96AI1: Floater growth of very sharp equant Azurite crystals that have the false appearance of cubes. They are bright and have a very vivid color.
Chessy-les-Mines, Les Bois d'Oingt, Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (2005-2009)

Specimen size: 2.6 × 2.4 × 1.9 cm = 1.0” × 0.9” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 1.3 cm = 0.7” × 0.5”

Type locality




Azurite. Front
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Azurite. Top
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Azurite
Azurite. Front
Front
Azurite. Front
Front
Azurite. Rear
Rear
 

EB77AF8: Group of very sharp and flattened crystals with the dominant faces of a rhombohedron, with very well defined faces and edges and a clearer color than usual for the Chessy pieces. The sample is from recent and surprising finds at the old dumps area at that mine.
Chessy-les-Mines, Les Bois d'Oingt, Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (2010)

Specimen size: 3.2 × 2.3 × 1.4 cm = 1.3” × 0.9” × 0.6”

Type locality




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Azurite
Azurite  

CQ87AI5: Group, on matrix, of lenticular crystals, one of them clearly dominant, with very well defined faces and edges, bright with a color that is intense, very much more vivid than usual for the locality.
The sample is from the Carles Curto collection whose label and catalog card we’ll send to the buyer.
Chessy-les-Mines, Les Bois d'Oingt, Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France

Specimen size: 3.5 × 3 × 1.5 cm = 1.4” × 1.2” × 0.6”

Main crystal size: 2.4 × 1.4 cm = 0.9” × 0.6”

Former collection of Carles Curto




Azurite. Front
Front
Azurite. Rear
Rear
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Azurite
Azurite. Azurite.
 

ED8AF8: Group of very sharp equant rhombohedral crystals with a more vivid color than usual for the Chessy pieces. The sample is from recent and surprising finds at the old dumps area at that mine.
Chessy-les-Mines, Les Bois d'Oingt, Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (2009)

Specimen size: 3.6 × 2.9 × 2.2 cm = 1.4” × 1.1” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 1 cm = 0.6” × 0.4”

Type locality




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Azurite
 

EQ96AD9: Floater aggregate with rosette growths of tabular crystals with very well defined faces and edges and quite large for the locality. It has an intense and deep blue color and has a small spherulitic microcrystalline Malachite growth. A French classic.
Chessy-les-Mines, Les Bois d'Oingt, Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France

Specimen size: 3.7 × 3 × 3 cm = 1.5” × 1.2” × 1.2”

Type locality




Azurite. Front
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Azurite. Rear
Rear
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Azurite
Azurite. Azurite.
 

EH67AG0: Floater aggregate of tabular crystals with sharp faces and edges and a very intense blue color, with silky reflections. A good French classic.
Chessy-les-Mines, Les Bois d'Oingt, Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (2014)

Specimen size: 3.8 × 3.5 × 3.2 cm = 1.5” × 1.4” × 1.3”

Type locality




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Azurite with Malachite after Cuprite
 

EB16AI1: Druse of equant Azurite crystals with a very vivid and intense bright color. They have some Malachite growths with a silky luster that replaced Cuprite crystals.
Chessy-les-Mines, Les Bois d'Oingt, Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (2005-2009)

Specimen size: 3.9 × 3.9 × 2.5 cm = 1.5” × 1.5” × 1.0”

Main crystal size: 0.3 × 0.2 cm = 0.1” × 0.1”

Type locality




Azurite with Malachite after Cuprite. Front
Front
Azurite with Malachite after Cuprite. Rear
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Azurite with Malachite after Cuprite.
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Azurite with Malachite
Azurite with Malachite. Front
Front
Azurite with Malachite. Rear
Rear
Azurite with Malachite. Top
Top
 

ED67Z9: Floater aggregate with rosette growths of crystals with very well defined faces and edges, large for the locality, with an intense blue color and with small microcrystalline Malachite aggregates. A French classic.
Chessy-les-Mines, Les Bois d'Oingt, Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France

Specimen size: 4.4 × 3.8 × 3.2 cm = 1.7” × 1.5” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 3.2 × 2 cm = 1.3” × 0.8”

Type locality




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Azurite with Malachite
 

EM86AG9: Group of Azurite crystals with a short prismatic shape, some of them doubly terminated, with parallel growths and with small Quartz crystals and Malachite coatings. A good French classic.
Chessy-les-Mines, Les Bois d'Oingt, Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (2017)

Specimen size: 4.6 × 3.6 × 2.4 cm = 1.8” × 1.4” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.4 cm = 0.2” × 0.2”

Type locality




Azurite with Malachite. Azurite with Malachite.
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Azurite
Azurite. Front
Front
Azurite. Rear
Rear
 

ET96AD9: Floater aggregate with rosette growths of equant crystals with very well defined faces and edges and with an intense and vivid blue color.
Chessy-les-Mines, Les Bois d'Oingt, Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (2013)

Specimen size: 4.7 × 3.4 × 3 cm = 1.9” × 1.3” × 1.2”

Type locality




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Azurite with Malachite after Cuprite
 

EC96AI1: Rosette growths of Azurite crystals with a thick tabular shape. They are very sharp and bright with a vivid color and have Malachite growths with a silky luster that replaced Cuprite crystals, and they also are with small Quartz fragments.
Chessy-les-Mines, Les Bois d'Oingt, Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (2005-2009)

Specimen size: 5 × 3.5 × 3.2 cm = 2.0” × 1.4” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.1 cm = 0.3” × 0.0”

Type locality




Azurite with Malachite after Cuprite. Front
Front
Azurite with Malachite after Cuprite. Rear
Rear
Azurite with Malachite after Cuprite.
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Azurite
Azurite. Azurite.
Azurite.
 

MB50AE2: Botryoidal and spheroidal aggregates of small rhombohedral crystals that are bright and have a very vivid and uniform color. A French classic of great quality.
Chessy-les-Mines, Les Bois d'Oingt, Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France

Specimen size: 6.1 × 4.7 × 3.3 cm = 2.4” × 1.9” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.9 cm = 0.8” × 0.7”

Type locality




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Azurite with Malachite
 

TM26AF8: Druse of rhombohedral Azurite crystals with polycrystalline growths and a very vivid color and luster on matrix with fibrous Malachite that has a silky luster. The sample, from a not well-known collection, is very old and has the characteristics of the Azurites that were from the “Mine bleue,” typical of the XIX century.
Chessy-les-Mines, Les Bois d'Oingt, Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France

Specimen size: 9.4 × 6.6 × 2.6 cm = 3.7” × 2.6” × 1.0”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.5 cm = 0.4” × 0.2”

Type locality




Azurite with Malachite. Front
Front
Azurite with Malachite. Close-up
Close-up
Azurite with Malachite. Rear
Rear
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Malachite after Cuprite
Malachite after Cuprite. Front
Front
Malachite after Cuprite. Side
Side
Malachite after Cuprite  

EH14AE8: Aggregate of Malachite replacing dodecahedral Cuprite crystals. The former Cuprite crystals are very well defined, with smooth faces, a uniform green color and are on matrix.
A French classic that is with an old German label from an unknown collector that we’ll send to the buyer.
Chessy-les-Mines, Les Bois d'Oingt, Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France

Specimen size: 2.2 × 1.7 × 2.2 cm = 0.9” × 0.7” × 0.9”

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




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Azurite with Malachite after Cuprite
 

TF86T3: Rosette growths with very well defined faces and edges and with a classic (for Chessy) crystal of Malachite pseudomorph after Cuprite and with minor matrix on its base.
Chessy-les-Mines, Les Bois d'Oingt, Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France

Specimen size: 3.8 × 3.1 × 2.8 cm = 1.5” × 1.2” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 0.3 × 0.2 cm = 0.1” × 0.1”

Type locality




Azurite with Malachite after Cuprite. Azurite with Malachite after Cuprite.
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Quartz
Quartz. Quartz.
Quartz.
Quartz  

TG96AI5: Druse of Quartz crystals on a chalcedony matrix. They are very clear and colorless, very bright, rich in faces and have the typical shape that relates to the name of the mine. An extraordinary sample, very fine and carefully preserved, from a classic French locality for Quartz. We’ll send to the buyer the label from the Jean-Pierre Gilian collection.
La Gardette Mine, Brides gallery, Villard-Notre-Dame, Le Bourg d'Oisans, Grenoble, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (2015)

Specimen size: 20 × 8.5 × 11 cm = 7.9” × 3.3” × 4.3”

Main crystal size: 3 × 1 cm = 1.2” × 0.4”

Former collection of Jean-Pierre Gilian



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Cerussite
 

TP90AG5: Group of translucent crystals with very elongated prisms and dipyramidal terminations forming a scepter, and with cyclic twins. The shape is different and better defined than usual for samples from the locality.
Lescure Mine, Mayres, Thueyts, Largentière, Ardèche, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (± 2014)

Specimen size: 2.8 × 4 × 1.7 cm = 1.1” × 1.6” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 2.1 × 1 cm = 0.8” × 0.4”

Fluorescent long & short UV




Cerussite. Front
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Cerussite. Rear
Rear
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Cerussite
Cerussite. Front
Front
Cerussite. Rear
Rear
 

TQ27AG5: Group of translucent crystals with very elongated prisms and dipyramidal terminations with the cyclic twin. The shape is different and better defined than usual for samples from the locality.
Lescure Mine, Mayres, Thueyts, Largentière, Ardèche, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (± 2014)

Specimen size: 3.2 × 1.8 × 1 cm = 1.3” × 0.7” × 0.4”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 0.5 cm = 0.9” × 0.2”

Fluorescent long & short UV




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Cerussite
 

EX14AI4: Aggregate on a limonite matrix of white acicular Cerussite crystals with a silky luster and fibrous aspect resembling the so-called “jackstraw” variety. It is from a locality where samples of such quality are very scarce.
Lescure Mine, Mayres, Thueyts, Largentière, Ardèche, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France

Specimen size: 5.4 × 3.4 × 1.5 cm = 2.1” × 1.3” × 0.6”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 0.4 cm = 0.6” × 0.2”

Minor fluorescence short UV




Cerussite.
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Quartz (variety faden)
Quartz (variety faden).
 

B9RV6: Group of elongated, clear and shiny crystals, with "faden" growths in them.
Lignarre Valley, Bourg d'Oisans, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (1991)

Specimen size: 6.3 × 5.2 × 3.4 cm = 2.5” × 2.0” × 1.3”




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Quartz (variety faden)
 

R57FV6: Very unusual distorted Quartz, extra-flat and apparently with broken areas, although "in person" it is clear that all faces are complete and undamaged.
Lignarre Valley, Bourg d'Oisans, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (1991)

Specimen size: 7.7 × 6.6 × 1.7 cm = 3.0” × 2.6” × 0.7”




Quartz (variety faden). Front
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Quartz (variety faden). Rear
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Wulfenite on Baryte
Wulfenite on Baryte. Wulfenite on Baryte.
 

MF46AA9: Single crystal with very well defined faces and edges, a reddish-brown color and on a matrix with fine parallel growths of Baryte crystals. Very good for the locality.
Lantignié, Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France

Specimen size: 3.4 × 2.4 × 4.4 cm = 1.3” × 0.9” × 1.7”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.5 cm = 0.2” × 0.2”




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Brittany/Bretagne

Gold with Quartz
 

EG69AH9: A kind of novelty at Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2018, where it appeared to the collectible trade for the first time. Gold forms very bright laminar growths and coatings on an aggregate of deformed Quartz crystals. The locality, as is usual for a lot of novelties, is approximate and generic, so we are waiting for some more precise data.
Loudéac, Saint-Brieuc, Côtes-d'Armor, Brittany/Bretagne  France

Specimen size: 2.1 × 2 × 1 cm = 0.8” × 0.8” × 0.4”




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

MV54AI5: A kind of novelty at Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2018, where this Gold appeared to the collectible trade for the first time. It forms very bright laminar growths and coatings on an aggregate of Quartz crystals very much more defined than usual for the locality. The locality, as is usual for a lot of novelties, is approximate and generic, so we are waiting for some more precise data.
Loudéac, Saint-Brieuc, Côtes-d'Armor, Brittany/Bretagne  France

Specimen size: 2.3 × 2.1 × 1.3 cm = 0.9” × 0.8” × 0.5”

Weight: 9.8 grams



Order

Occitanie

Hydroxylbastnäsite-(Ce) and Dolomite
 

MH88AJ4: Parallel growth of very sharp laminar Hydroxylbastnäsite-(Ce) crystals that are transparent and bright with a very intense honey color and on matrix with rhombohedral Calcite crystals. A classic of French and worldwide mineralogy.
Trimouns Mine, Luzenac, Ariège, Occitanie  France

Specimen size: 6.8 × 5.8 × 4.7 cm = 2.7” × 2.3” × 1.9”

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




Hydroxylbastnäsite-(Ce) and Dolomite. Hydroxylbastnäsite-(Ce) and Dolomite.
Order
Tetrahedrite with Chalcopyrite and Quartz
Tetrahedrite with Chalcopyrite and Quartz. Tetrahedrite with Chalcopyrite and Quartz.
 

EL13W7: From a very recent find. Sharp tristetrahedral crystals with an excellent luster. They are larger than what has been known for the locality. They are on matrix, with Chalcopyrite and Quartz crystals. The find has been described in number 107 of ‘Le Règne Minéral’ magazine.
Lina Mine, level 06-07, Alzen, Foix, Ariège, Occitanie  France (2012)

Specimen size: 4.6 × 3 × 1.7 cm = 1.8” × 1.2” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.6 cm = 0.3” × 0.2”




Order
Tetrahedrite with Chalcopyrite and Quartz
 

EP76W7: From a very recent find. Sharp crystals showing the faces of the tetrahedron and tristetrahedron. They have an excellent luster and are larger than has been known for the locality. They are on matrix, with Chalcopyrite and Quartz crystals. The find has been described in number 107 of ‘Le Règne Minéral’ magazine.
Lina Mine, level 06-07, Alzen, Foix, Ariège, Occitanie  France (2012)

Specimen size: 8.3 × 5 × 2.8 cm = 3.3” × 2.0” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.9 cm = 0.4” × 0.4”




Tetrahedrite with Chalcopyrite and Quartz. Tetrahedrite with Chalcopyrite and Quartz.
Order
Fluorite with Quartz
Fluorite with Quartz. Front
Front
Fluorite with Quartz. Light behind
Light behind
Fluorite with Quartz. Side
Side
Fluorite with Quartz. Light behind
Light behind
 

TG67Z9: Polycrystalline growth of cubic Fluorite crystals with very well marked phantoms, with blue color and partially coated by small Quartz crystals. We note the size of the crystals, unusually large for the locality.
Le Burc Mine, Alban-Le Fraysse area, Tarn, Occitanie  France

Specimen size: 9.7 × 7.3 × 4.8 cm = 3.8” × 2.9” × 1.9”

Main crystal size: 7.7 × 7.3 cm = 3.0” × 2.9”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV




Order
Azurite with Chalcopyrite and Malachite
Azurite with Chalcopyrite and Malachite  

SR26AC0: Spheroidal aggregates, on matrix, of very bright and deep colored Azurite crystals, an uncommon species at this mine which is famous for its Fluorite.
Le Burc Mine, Alban-Le Fraysse area, Tarn, Occitanie  France (2002)

Specimen size: 3.6 × 2.9 × 2 cm = 1.4” × 1.1” × 0.8”

Main crystal size: 0.1 × 0.1 cm = 0.0” × 0.0”

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani




Azurite with Chalcopyrite and Malachite. Azurite with Chalcopyrite and Malachite.
Order
Pyromorphite with Quartz
Pyromorphite with Quartz. Pyromorphite with Quartz.
 

ML96R9: Globular growths of barrel-shaped orange yellow crystals with a good luster. The crystals are on a matrix with small crystals of Quartz.
La Vidale Mine (Brezies), Asprières, Saint-Martin de Bouillac, Villefranche-de-Rouergue, Aveyron, Occitanie  France (2008)

Specimen size: 9.2 × 7.2 × 3.6 cm = 3.6” × 2.8” × 1.4”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.3 cm = 0.4” × 0.1”




Order
Calcite
 

T13RAX7: Scalenohedral crystals with slightly curved faces and edges. On a rock matrix, they are transparent and extraordinarily bright. Some of the crystals are colorless, strongly contrasting with other honey color Calcite crystals. Of a great quality and among the best well known for this locality.
Espira-de-l'Agly, Perpignan, Pyrénées-Orientales, Occitanie  France

Specimen size: 15.5 × 10.5 × 6.5 cm = 6.1” × 4.1” × 2.6”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.6 cm = 0.5” × 0.2”




Calcite. Calcite.
Order
Azurite with Cerussite
Azurite with Cerussite. Azurite with Cerussite.
Azurite with Cerussite.
Azurite with Cerussite  

SG96AC0: Spheroidal Azurite aggregates, one of them clearly dominant, that are bright and with a very deep color. They are on a rocky matrix, with small but very well defined and bright Cerussite crystals. As is the case with so many specimens in this collection, the sample is of great quality for the locality.
Mas Dieu, Mercoirol, Alès, Gard, Occitanie  France (2004)

Specimen size: 5.7 × 4.8 × 2.4 cm = 2.2” × 1.9” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0,9 cm = 0.4” × 0.0”

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani




Order
Calcite
Calcite  

SE86AE3: Druse, on a rocky matrix, of very sharp trapezohedral crystals that are colorless, transparent and very bright.
The sample is with a label from the Stoppani collection that we’ll send to the buyer. As is the case with so many specimens in this collection, the sample is of great quality for the locality.
Bagard Quarry, Bagard, Anduze, Alès, Gard, Occitanie  France (2006)

Specimen size: 8.7 × 7.5 × 4 cm = 3.4” × 3.0” × 1.6”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 0.8 cm = 0.6” × 0.3”

Minor fluorescence short UV

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani




Calcite. Calcite.
Order
Calcite
Calcite. Front
Front
Calcite. Rear
Rear
Calcite  

EB88AG7: Aggregate of Calcite crystals, very rich with faces and whose length is very much larger than usual for this quarry. The crystals show predominant scalenohedron and rhombohedron forms with slight curvatures on their faces and edges. They are colorless and between translucent and transparent.
The sample is from the Christophe Marot collection (cat. nr.. C7-8), whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
Bagard Quarry, Bagard, Anduze, Alès, Gard, Occitanie  France

Specimen size: 13.8 × 8.3 × 7.7 cm = 5.4” × 3.3” × 3.0”

Main crystal size: 5.7 × 5.7 cm = 2.2” × 2.2”

Former collection of Christophe Marot

Fluorescent long & short UV




Order
Calcite
Calcite  

SH96AE3: Druse, on a rocky matrix, of crystals showing single prisms and terminal rhombohedra in very well defined parallel growths. The crystals have very well defined color zones due to reddish Hematite inclusions.
The sample is with a label from the Stoppani collection that we’ll send to the buyer.
Cadacu Quarry, Laval-Pradel, La Grand-Combe, Alès, Gard, Occitanie  France

Specimen size: 10.5 × 9.4 × 3.2 cm = 4.1” × 3.7” × 1.3”

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

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani




Calcite. Calcite.
Order
Fluorite
Fluorite. Fluorite.
Fluorite  

TP89X7: Aggregate of cubic crystals, of large size for the locality, between translucent and transparent, bright and showing well defined phantom growths. Very notable for the locality.
Durfort Mine, Durfort-et-Saint-Martin-de-Sossenac, Sauve, Le Vigan, Gard, Occitanie  France

Specimen size: 10.5 × 9.7 × 5.7 cm = 4.1” × 3.8” × 2.2”

Main crystal size: 5.4 × 2.7 cm = 2.1” × 1.1”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Gilles Emringer



Order

Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Quartz (variety smoky)
 

EA87S3: Group of Quartz crystals practically dipyramidal, with a scant development of the prism. They are very bright, rich with inclusions and have very evident “window” growths.
Allos Pass, Allos area, Barcelonette, Castellane, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur  France

Specimen size: 9.2 × 5.7 × 4.3 cm = 3.6” × 2.2” × 1.7”




Quartz (variety smoky). Front
Front
Quartz (variety smoky). Side
Side
Order

AUSTRIA


Strontianite with Quartz
Strontianite with Quartz. Front
Front
Strontianite with Quartz. Rear
Rear
Strontianite with Quartz. Side
Side
Strontianite with Quartz.
 

EG72AI7: Strontianite crystals on a Quartz matrix that have the very well defined pseudo-hexagonal twin and faces and edges. Furthermore, most of them are doubly terminated. They are translucent and bright. A sample of the best quality for the species.
Oberdorf an der Laming, Laming valley, Bruck an der Mur, Styria/Steiermark  Austria

Specimen size: 7.1 × 3.2 × 3 cm = 2.8” × 1.3” × 1.2”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 0.4 cm = 0.7” × 0.2”

Fluorescent short UV

Type locality




Order
Dolomite
Dolomite  

ST69AF0: Druse of crystals with dominant rhombohedron faces. They are translucent and extraordinarily bright.
The sample is from the Francesco S. Stoppani collection (catalog number 0946), whose label we’ll send to the buyer. As is the case with so many specimens in this collection, the sample is of great quality for the locality.
Oberdorf an der Laming, Laming valley, Bruck an der Mur, Styria/Steiermark  Austria

Specimen size: 7 × 6.7 × 3.7 cm = 2.8” × 2.6” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 1.5 cm = 0.7” × 0.6”

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani




Dolomite. Dolomite.
Order

BELGIUM


Calcite
Calcite. Calcite.
Calcite  

EP87AA5: Druse, on matrix, of complex, twinned Calcite crystals with the dominant faces of a scalenohedron, a prism and a terminal rhombohedron. The crystals are lustrous and transparent and have an intense and uniform yellow color. As in so many specimens in this collection, the sample is of great quality for the locality.
La Sambre Quarry, Landelies, Montigny-le-Tilleul, Hainaut Province, Wallonia Region  Belgium

Specimen size: 9.8 × 7.9 × 6.1 cm = 3.9” × 3.1” × 2.4”

Main crystal size: 4.1 × 2.7 cm = 1.6” × 1.1”

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani




Order

BULGARIA


Sphalerite (variety cleiophane) with Calcite
 

TP91AI3: Group of complex Sphalerite crystals on a Calcite matrix. They are transparent, extraordinarily bright and have the intense greenish color that characterizes the cleiophane variety. Of the best quality for the locality.
Krushev dol Mine, Madan mining area, Rhodope Mountains, Smolyan Oblast  Bulgaria (±2011)

Specimen size: 14.5 × 6.8 × 3.2 cm = 5.7” × 2.7” × 1.3”

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




Sphalerite (variety cleiophane) with Calcite. Sphalerite (variety cleiophane) with Calcite.
Order
Pyromorphite with Quartz
Pyromorphite with Quartz. Front
Front
Pyromorphite with Quartz. Rear
Rear
 

TV64V8: From an old and abandoned Bulgarian locality, these individual brown crystals of Pyromorphite look nice perched on the white Quartz matrix.
Something unusual and with some beauty too.
Pcheloyad Mine, level 200, Momchilgrad Obshtina, Kardzhali Oblast  Bulgaria

Specimen size: 3.9 × 3.5 × 2 cm = 1.5” × 1.4” × 0.8”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.2 cm = 0.2” × 0.1”




Order
Pyromorphite with Quartz
 

TT62V8: From an old and abandoned Bulgarian locality, these individual brown crystals of Pyromorphite look nice perched on the white Quartz matrix.
Something unusual and with some beauty too.

Pcheloyad Mine, level 200, Momchilgrad Obshtina, Kardzhali Oblast  Bulgaria

Specimen size: 4.7 × 1.7 × 1.4 cm = 1.9” × 0.7” × 0.6”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.1 cm = 0.2” × 0.0”




Pyromorphite with Quartz. Pyromorphite with Quartz.
Order
Pyromorphite with Quartz
Pyromorphite with Quartz. Pyromorphite with Quartz.
 

TR63V8: From an old and abandoned Bulgarian locality, these individual brown crystals of Pyromorphite look nice perched on the white Quartz matrix.
Something unusual and with some beauty too.
Pcheloyad Mine, level 200, Momchilgrad Obshtina, Kardzhali Oblast  Bulgaria

Specimen size: 5.1 × 2.1 × 1 cm = 2.0” × 0.8” × 0.4”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.1 cm = 0.2” × 0.0”




Order
Pyromorphite with Quartz
 

TY64V8: From an old and abandoned Bulgarian locality, these individual brown crystals of Pyromorphite look nice perched on the white Quartz matrix.
Something unusual and with some beauty too.
Pcheloyad Mine, level 200, Momchilgrad Obshtina, Kardzhali Oblast  Bulgaria

Specimen size: 5.9 × 4.1 × 3.1 cm = 2.3” × 1.6” × 1.2”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.3 cm = 0.3” × 0.1”




Pyromorphite with Quartz. Pyromorphite with Quartz.
Order

CZECH REPUBLIC


Montroseite
Montroseite. Montroseite.
 

EN88AH7: Druse, on matrix, of acicular crystals of Montroseite, a rare iron and vanadium hydroxide, that are bright and have a very dark, almost black, green color.
Prachovice, Pardubice Region, Bohemia  Czech Republic (2005)

Specimen size: 6.8 × 3.7 × 2.4 cm = 2.7” × 1.5” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 0.1 × 0.1 cm = 0.0” × 0.0”




Order
Copper (neoformed)
 

ET86AF7: Aggregate of deformed and rounded crystals. A curious growth that is the result of the removal of copper during the mining in which the copper recrystallizes sometimes acquiring the shapes of the objects and machines it has grown on.
In other words, this copper has been formed naturally but is "neoformed" since its origin may be due to human activity in an old abandoned mine.
Zlaté Hory, Olomouc Region, Moravia  Czech Republic (04/2014)

Specimen size: 8.4 × 5.3 × 3.1 cm = 3.3” × 2.1” × 1.2”

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




Copper (neoformed). Front
Front
Copper (neoformed). Rear
Rear
Copper (neoformed).
Order
Copper (neoformed)
Copper (neoformed). Front
Front
Copper (neoformed). Rear
Rear
Copper (neoformed).
 

EX27AF7: Aggregate of deformed and rounded crystals. A curious growth that is the result of the removal of copper during the mining in which the copper recrystallizes sometimes acquiring the shapes of the objects and machines it has grown on.
In other words, this copper has been formed naturally but is "neoformed" since its origin may be due to human activity in an old abandoned mine.
Zlaté Hory, Olomouc Region, Moravia  Czech Republic (04/2014)

Specimen size: 12.2 × 7.2 × 3.5 cm = 4.8” × 2.8” × 1.4”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.3 cm = 0.2” × 0.1”




Order
Calcite
Calcite  

SH57AF0: Druse of crystals consisting of a prism with very well defined horizontal parallel growths and a flattened rhombohedral termination. They are translucent with a uniform white color.
The sample is from the Francesco S. Stoppani collection (catalog number 0193), whose label we’ll send to the buyer. It has previously been in the Bally Museum and in the Tschechien collection at Pribram (catalog number 9167) whose label we’ll also send. As is the case with so many specimens in this collection, the sample is of great quality for the locality.
Příbram, Central Bohemia Region, Bohemia  Czech Republic

Specimen size: 9.1 × 6.2 × 4.4 cm = 3.6” × 2.4” × 1.7”

Main crystal size: 1.9 × 1.5 cm = 0.7” × 0.6”

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani

Intense fluorescence short UV & fluorescent long UV




Calcite. Calcite.
Order

GERMANY


Bournonite on Siderite
Bournonite on Siderite. Bournonite on Siderite.
Bournonite on Siderite  

MA87AJ8: Group of twinned Bournonite crystals, very typical for the locality and a great classic for the species. The crystals, one of them clearly dominant, are very well defined, extraordinarily bright and are on matrix. An excellent German classic that is with an old paperboard collectible box with a transparent cover and handwritten notes that we also will send to the buyer.
The specimen has been reviewed, photographed and published in the magazine ‘Mineral Up’ on page 62 of the 2019/01 edition.

Horhausen, Flammersfeld, Altenkirchen (Westerwald), Siegerland, Rhineland-Palatinate/Rheinland-Pfalz  Germany

Specimen size: 3.6 × 3.2 × 1.5 cm = 1.4” × 1.3” × 0.6”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.4 cm = 0.2” × 0.2”




Order
Bournonite
Bournonite  

MY96AJ1: Parallel group of very sharp, twinned Bournonite crystals with very well defined and bright faces and edges. An excellent miniature, a German classic from the Thomas P. Moore collection whose label we will send to the buyer.
Georg Mine, Horhausen, Flammersfeld, Altenkirchen (Westerwald), Siegerland, Rhineland-Palatinate/Rheinland-Pfalz  Germany

Specimen size: 3 × 2 × 1.9 cm = 1.2” × 0.8” × 0.7”

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

Former collection of Thomas P. Moore




Bournonite.
Order
Pyromorphite with Quartz
Pyromorphite with Quartz. Front
Front
Pyromorphite with Quartz. Rear
Rear
 

MC37Y3: Botryoidal growth with an uncommon shape for Bad Ems samples. The aggregate has a pleasing color, between cream and slightly brown, and it is on matrix, with small microcrystals of Quartz.
Rosenberg Mine, Braubach, Bad Ems District, Lahn Valley, Rhineland-Palatinate/Rheinland-Pfalz  Germany

Specimen size: 5.6 × 4.7 × 1.7 cm = 2.2” × 1.9” × 0.7”

Fluorescent long & short UV




Order
Pyromorphite
 

TX66AB3: Aggregates of stalked crystals with slightly curved edges and with very good pinacoidal terminations. They are bright and have a clear brown color, very typical for the locality, a great European classic for the species.
Rosenberg Mine, Braubach, Bad Ems District, Lahn Valley, Rhineland-Palatinate/Rheinland-Pfalz  Germany

Specimen size: 7.5 × 4 × 2.8 cm = 3.0” × 1.6” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 0.9 cm = 0.7” × 0.4”

Minor fluorescence short UV




Pyromorphite. Front
Front
Pyromorphite. Side
Side
Pyromorphite.
Order
Dolomite with Chalcopyrite and Quartz
Dolomite with Chalcopyrite and Quartz. Dolomite with Chalcopyrite and Quartz.
Dolomite with Chalcopyrite and Quartz  

SC7AD6: Very sharp white rhombohedral Dolomite crystals implanted on a matrix of Quartz crystals with small twinned Chalcopyrite crystals on both the Quartz and the Dolomite. An excellent German classic.
Eupel Mine, Niederhövels, Wissen, Flammersfeld, Altenkirchen (Westerwald), Siegerland, Rhineland-Palatinate/Rheinland-Pfalz  Germany

Specimen size: 16.8 × 10.5 × 6.5 cm = 6.6” × 4.1” × 2.6”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 1 cm = 0.4” × 0.4”

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani




Order
Dolomite on Quartz and Chalcopyrite
Dolomite on Quartz and Chalcopyrite  

SD99AC3: Slightly deformed rhombohedral Dolomite crystals with a pale-brown to pinkish color, with small twinned Chalcopyrite crystals on their surfaces and on a base of Quartz crystals with a very poorly developed prism. It is an excellent German classic for the species and the locality. As is the case with so many specimens in this collection, the sample is of great quality for the locality.
Eupel Mine, Niederhövels, Wissen, Flammersfeld, Altenkirchen (Westerwald), Siegerland, Rhineland-Palatinate/Rheinland-Pfalz  Germany

Specimen size: 17.8 × 10.2 × 4.4 cm = 7.0” × 4.0” × 1.7”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 1.1 cm = 0.5” × 0.4”

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani




Dolomite on Quartz and Chalcopyrite. Dolomite on Quartz and Chalcopyrite.
Order
Stephanite
Stephanite. Stephanite.
 

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

Specimen size: 5.6 × 4 × 2.1 cm = 2.2” × 1.6” × 0.8”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.3 cm = 0.2” × 0.1”




Order
Galena
 

TK67T2: Fine “oldie” with a group of cube-octahedral crystals on matrix, some of them with very well marked spinel law twins, that display a good luster considering it is an ancient sample from a classic locality. The piece is from the collection of John Marshall. The collection card is lost, but the pedigree remains testified by the number of small labels on the back side.
Freiberg District, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony/Sachsen  Germany

Specimen size: 4.7 × 3.7 × 2.4 cm = 1.9” × 1.5” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.7 cm = 0.8” × 0.7”




Galena. Front
Front
Galena. Side
Side
Order
Bismuth with Calcite
Bismuth with Calcite. Bismuth with Calcite.
Bismuth with Calcite  

TP46AI8: Very aerial growth of extraordinarily well developed Bismuth crystals that are very bright and on matrix with Calcite. A German classic and a miniature of great quality that is from the Frank Keutsch collection whose label we will send to the buyer.
Schlema-Hartenstein District, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony/Sachsen  Germany

Specimen size: 3.6 × 3 × 1.5 cm = 1.4” × 1.2” × 0.6”

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

Ex colección Frank Keutsch




Order
Calcite with Siderite, Dolomite and Hematite
Calcite with Siderite, Dolomite and Hematite  

SB27AF0: Parallel growths of translucent Calcite crystals tinted by reddish Hematite inclusions with very flattened Siderite crystals that have a pale cream color, and white rhombohedral Dolomite crystals on the back.
The sample is from the Francesco S. Stoppani collection (catalog number 0440), whose label we’ll send to the buyer with another from Mineralien N. Stötzel, of Siegen. As is the case with so many specimens in this collection, the sample is of great quality for the locality
Schlema-Hartenstein District, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony/Sachsen  Germany

Specimen size: 13.3 × 10.5 × 4.8 cm = 5.2” × 4.1” × 1.9”

Main crystal size: 3 × 2.5 cm = 1.2” × 1.0”

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani




Calcite with Siderite, Dolomite and Hematite. Calcite with Siderite, Dolomite and Hematite.
Order
Silver on Arsenic
Silver on Arsenic. Front
Front
Silver on Arsenic. Top
Top
Silver on Arsenic.
 

TG88AF4: Dendritic growths of strongly elongated native Silver twinned crystals that conserve very fresh surfaces contrasting with the black Arsenic matrix.
The sample is from a classic German locality and it is from the Vallecillo collection, from Madrid.
Pöhla-Tellerhäuser Mine, Pöhla, Schwarzenberg District, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony/Sachsen  Germany

Specimen size: 5.7 × 3.9 × 4.2 cm = 2.2” × 1.5” × 1.7”

Former collection of José Luis Vallecillo




Order
Crocoite
 

TB56W7: Very well defined crystals, some of them doubly terminated, with very acute terminations and more isolated than usual. They have excellent luster and color and are on matrix. The locality, a classic for the species, has produced few samples of this quality.
Callenberg North open cut (No. 1), Callenberg, Zwickau, Saxony/Sachsen  Germany (1977)

Specimen size: 6.3 × 6.2 × 3.4 cm = 2.5” × 2.4” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.3 cm = 0.3” × 0.1”

Former collection of Tim Welting



Crocoite. Crocoite.
Order
Calcite
Calcite. Front
Front
Calcite. Rear
Rear
Calcite. Top
Top
Calcite  

SZ27AC3: Aggregate of prismatic crystals formed by a translucent hexagonal prism and pinacoidal termination with a very well defined geometrical zone with a snowy white color. A German classic that previously was in the Bally Museum collection, whose label we’ll send along with the Stoppani label to the buyer.
St. Andreasberg mining area, Goslar District, Harz, Lower Saxony/Niedersachsen  Germany

Specimen size: 5.5 × 5 × 3.4 cm = 2.2” × 2.0” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 4.7 × 3 cm = 1.9” × 1.2”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani




Order
Fluorite with Quartz
 

ER48AG0: A cluster of translucent Fluorite crystal cubes with some of their edges partially coated by reddish micro-crystalline Quartz. The crystals, with a slightly yellowish green color, have a quality superior to what has been known for the locality.
Cäcilia Mine, Freiung, Stulln, Wölsendorf West District, Upper Palatinate/Oberpfalz, Bavaria/Bayern  Germany

Specimen size: 15.7 × 12.3 × 4.5 cm = 6.2” × 4.8” × 1.8”

Main crystal size: 3.6 × 3.2 cm = 1.4” × 1.3”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV




Fluorite with Quartz. Fluorite with Quartz.
Order
Hydroboracite with Gypsum and Anhydrite
Hydroboracite with Gypsum and Anhydrite. Hydroboracite with Gypsum and Anhydrite.
 

MR91AE5: Aggregate of strongly elongated Hydroboracite crystals that are very sharp, colorless, completely clear and have an exceptional luster. They are on matrix, with transparent Gypsum crystals. Of the best quality for the species.
Kohnstein Quarry, Niedersachswerfen, Nordhausen District, Harz, Thuringia/Thüringen  Germany (2009)

Specimen size: 11.5 × 9.7 × 6.9 cm = 4.5” × 3.8” × 2.7”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 0.3 cm = 0.6” × 0.1”




Order
Galena
 

EB46T5: Aggregate, on a metallic matrix, of cuboctahedral crystals with very well defined faces and edges in which the forms of the cube and the octahedron have an equal size. It is from a find by Frank de Wit in 2007 from which we offer all of the available samples. The piece is with a label signed by Frank that we'll send to the buyer.
Meyer Quarry, Hastenrath, Eschweiler, Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia/Nordrhein-Westfalen  Germany (07/04/2007)

Specimen size: 6.1 × 4.8 × 2 cm = 2.4” × 1.9” × 0.8”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.6 cm = 0.3” × 0.2”




Galena.
Order

GREECE


Rhodochrosite with Calcite
Rhodochrosite with Calcite.
 

MB86AJ4: Columnar growths of rounded Rhodochrosite crystals that are bright and have a very intense pink color.
Madem-Lakko Mine, Stratoni operations, Cassandra Mines, Chalkidiki Prefecture, Macedonia Department  Greece (±1985)

Specimen size: 4.9 × 4.4 × 2.4 cm = 1.9” × 1.7” × 0.9”




Order
Rhodochrosite with Calcite
 

ME86AI0: Very aerial growth of botryoidal aggregates of Rhodochrosite crystals on matrix, with Calcite crystals and small Pyrite crystals.
Madem-Lakko Mine, Stratoni operations, Cassandra Mines, Chalkidiki Prefecture, Macedonia Department  Greece (2010)

Specimen size: 5.1 × 4.2 × 2.7 cm = 2.0” × 1.7” × 1.1”

Former collection of Carles Manresa




Rhodochrosite with Calcite. Front
Front
Rhodochrosite with Calcite. Rear
Rear
Order
Rhodochrosite with Quartz and Pyrite
Rhodochrosite with Quartz and Pyrite.
 

MG26AD2: Small rhombohedral Rhodochrosite crystals with an intense pink color, on a druse of small Quartz crystals and with an implanted Pyrite crystal.
Madem-Lakko Mine, Stratoni operations, Cassandra Mines, Chalkidiki Prefecture, Macedonia Department  Greece (±1985-90)

Specimen size: 5.7 × 5 × 3.8 cm = 2.2” × 2.0” × 1.5”




Order
Rhodochrosite with Sphalerite, Pyrite and Galena
 

MT97AD2: Elongated and parallel growths of small Rhodochrosite crystals with a quite intense pink color and on matrix, with Galena, Sphalerite and Pyrite.
Madem-Lakko Mine, Stratoni operations, Cassandra Mines, Chalkidiki Prefecture, Macedonia Department  Greece (±1985-90)

Specimen size: 7.8 × 6.5 × 4.3 cm = 3.1” × 2.6” × 1.7”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 0.3 cm = 0.6” × 0.1”




Rhodochrosite with Sphalerite, Pyrite and Galena. Rhodochrosite with Sphalerite, Pyrite and Galena.
Order
Rhodochrosite with Quartz
Rhodochrosite with Quartz. Front
Front
Rhodochrosite with Quartz. Top
Top
Rhodochrosite with Quartz.
 

ML66AF1: Irregular Rhodochrosite growths on a microcrystalline Quartz matrix. The Rhodochrosite is forming very well defined coralloid and columnar growths and has a delicate pink color and silky luster. The sample is from a not well known locality.
Madem-Lakko Mine, Stratoni operations, Cassandra Mines, Chalkidiki Prefecture, Macedonia Department  Greece (± 1985-90)

Specimen size: 8.5 × 7.7 × 4.9 cm = 3.3” × 3.0” × 1.9”




Order
Rhodochrosite with Calcite
 

MN7AD2: Aggregate of irregular Rhodochrosite crystals with a very intense pink color and with an aggregate of yellowish Calcite crystals.
Madem-Lakko Mine, Stratoni operations, Cassandra Mines, Chalkidiki Prefecture, Macedonia Department  Greece (±1985-90)

Specimen size: 10.8 × 6.1 × 3 cm = 4.3” × 2.4” × 1.2”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV




Rhodochrosite with Calcite. Rhodochrosite with Calcite.
Order
Fluorite with Smithsonite
Fluorite with Smithsonite. Fluorite with Smithsonite.
 

MR16Z3: Globular Smithsonite growths, with a clear and uniform green color, that partially coat a matrix of colorless and transparent Fluorite. Such samples are very uncommon at this mine.
Agia Varvara Mines, Sounion area, Lavrion Mining District, Attikí (Attica) Prefecture  Greece (±1980)

Specimen size: 3.2 × 2.6 × 1.6 cm = 1.3” × 1.0” × 0.6”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV




Order
Azurite
 

ME69AG4: Growths of very sharp Azurite crystals that are very bright and have an extraordinary color, very vivid, and are on a limonite matrix. Among the best known for this mine.
Christiana Mine, Kamariza Mines, Agios Konstantinos, Lavrion Mining District, Attikí (Attica) Prefecture  Greece

Specimen size: 11.7 × 8.8 × 3.4 cm = 4.6” × 3.5” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.4 cm = 0.3” × 0.2”




Azurite. Azurite.
Order
Azurite
Azurite. Azurite.
 

TM13AD6: Two nodular clusters of small crystals with a very vivid and uniform color. On a rocky matrix.
Plaka Mines, Plaka, Lavrion Mining District, Attikí (Attica) Prefecture  Greece (20/02/2013)

Specimen size: 3.9 × 3.1 × 2.8 cm = 1.5” × 1.2” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 1.1 cm = 0.5” × 0.4”




Order
Jarosite with Natrojarosite
 

MC11Z4: Druse of translucent, very bright, dark brown Jarosite crystals on matrix. They have very well defined faces and edges and are on a matrix with vivid yellow Natrojarosite crusts also partially coating the Jarosite crystals.
Kamaritza Mines, Lavrion Mining District, Attikí (Attica) Prefecture  Greece (12/2013)

Specimen size: 3.8 × 2.7 × 2.2 cm = 1.5” × 1.1” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 0.2 × 0.1 cm = 0.1” × 0.0”




Jarosite with Natrojarosite. Jarosite with Natrojarosite.
Order
Jarosite with Natrojarosite
Jarosite with Natrojarosite. Jarosite with Natrojarosite.
 

MA10Z4: Druse of dark brown Jarosite crystals on matrix. They are translucent, very bright, have very well defined faces and edges and are with yellow very well delineated Natrojarosite crusts.
Kamaritza Mines, Lavrion Mining District, Attikí (Attica) Prefecture  Greece (12/2013)

Specimen size: 3.9 × 3.9 × 1.6 cm = 1.5” × 1.5” × 0.6”

Main crystal size: 0.2 × 0.1 cm = 0.1” × 0.0”




Order
Jarosite with Natrojarosite
 

MG10Z4: Druse of dark brown Jarosite crystals on matrix. They are translucent, very bright, have very well defined faces and edges and are partially coated by yellow small Natrojarosite crystals and crusts.
Kamaritza Mines, Lavrion Mining District, Attikí (Attica) Prefecture  Greece (12/2013)

Specimen size: 6.7 × 4.4 × 3.8 cm = 2.6” × 1.7” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 0.2 × 0.1 cm = 0.1” × 0.0”




Jarosite with Natrojarosite. Jarosite with Natrojarosite.
Order
Jarosite with Natrojarosite
Jarosite with Natrojarosite. Jarosite with Natrojarosite.
 

MJ11Z4: Druse of dark brown Jarosite crystals on matrix. They are translucent, very bright, have very well defined faces and edges and are partially coated by vivid yellow and white small Natrojarosite crystals and crusts.
Kamaritza Mines, Lavrion Mining District, Attikí (Attica) Prefecture  Greece (12/2013)

Specimen size: 7.5 × 4.7 × 4.6 cm = 3.0” × 1.9” × 1.8”

Main crystal size: 0.1 × 0.1 cm = 0.0” × 0.0”




Order
Scheelite with Andradite, Epidote and Chlorite
 

TB11AA0: Pyramidal transparent Scheelite crystals, one of them clearly dominant, with a very clear yellowish-green color. They are on matrix, with Andradite, Epidote and Chlorite. The Scheelite is intensely fluorescent under a short wave ultraviolet lamp. Little or nothing of this has been previously seen.
The Scheelite from this locality can be considered as a kind of novelty in the mineral world.
Kimmeria, Xánthi Prefecture, Thrace (Thráki) Department  Greece (01/2012)

Specimen size: 4.4 × 2 × 2.7 cm = 1.7” × 0.8” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.4 cm = 0.2” × 0.2”

Extremely fluorescent short UV




Scheelite with Andradite, Epidote and Chlorite. Front
Front
Scheelite with Andradite, Epidote and Chlorite. Rear
Rear
Order
Scheelite with Wollastonite, Epidote and Amphibole
Scheelite with Wollastonite, Epidote and Amphibole. Scheelite with Wollastonite, Epidote and Amphibole.
 

TV14Z9: Dipyramidal translucent Scheelite crystals, very rich in faces, with a very clear green color. They are on matrix, with white Wollastonite and Quartz and Epidote crystals. The Scheelite is intensely fluorescent under a short wave ultraviolet lamp. Little or nothing of this has been previously seen, the Scheelite from this locality can be considered as a kind of novelty in the mineral world.
Kimmeria, Xánthi Prefecture, Thrace (Thráki) Department  Greece (01/2012)

Specimen size: 5.6 × 5.4 × 3.2 cm = 2.2” × 2.1” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.6 cm = 0.3” × 0.2”

Extremely fluorescent short UV




Order

Cuprian Adamite from Lavrion

Cuprian Adamite with Smithsonite
 

MC11X8: Spheroidal growths of cuprian Adamite in micro-crystals whose color is between green and bluish green. They are on limonite matrix, with white botryoidal Smithsonite. It is a rarity at the small Serpieri mine at Lavrion, not well known for collectible samples.
Serpieri Mine, Kamariza Mines, Lavrion Mining District, Attikí (Attica) Prefecture  Greece (01/2013)

Specimen size: 3.5 × 3.4 × 1.6 cm = 1.4” × 1.3” × 0.6”




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

EA11Y6: A novelty for 2013. Globular aggregates of micro-crystals with very intense green color, somewhat clearer in some areas, with very good luster and on a limonite matrix. The quality is excellent for the locality
Hilarion Mine, Hilarion area, Kamariza Mines, Agios Konstantinos, Lavrion Mining District, Attikí (Attica) Prefecture  Greece (05/2013)

Specimen size: 5.1 × 4.5 × 3.8 cm = 2.0” × 1.8” × 1.5”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV




Order
Cuprian Adamite
 

EB14Y6: A novelty for 2013. Globular aggregates of micro-crystals with very intense and uniform green color, with very good luster and on limonite matrix. The quality is excellent for the locality.
Hilarion Mine, Hilarion area, Kamariza Mines, Agios Konstantinos, Lavrion Mining District, Attikí (Attica) Prefecture  Greece (05/2013)

Specimen size: 6.7 × 5.8 × 4.3 cm = 2.6” × 2.3” × 1.7”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV




Cuprian Adamite. Cuprian Adamite.
Order

HUNGARY


Opal (variety hyalite)
Opal (variety hyalite). Opal (variety hyalite).
 

EG47AC1: Very aerial botryoidal growths completely clear, colorless, very bright and implanted on a rocky matrix.
Tarcal, Eperjes-Tokaj Mountains, Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén  Hungary (11/2013)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 4.8 × 3.8 cm = 2.5” × 1.9” × 1.5”

Intense fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV




Order
Opal (variety hyalite) with Aragonite
 

EH67AC1: Crown-shaped growth of very aerial botryoidal aggregates, completely clear, colorless, very bright, with white botryoidal Aragonite formations and implanted on a rocky matrix.
This specimen was published on the Mineralogical Record´s web page, in the ‘What’s New in the Mineral World?’ section, report #41, August 22, 2015 edition, page 9
Tarcal, Eperjes-Tokaj Mountains, Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén  Hungary (11/2013)

Specimen size: 6.6 × 3.6 × 3.8 cm = 2.6” × 1.4” × 1.5”

Intense fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV




Opal (variety hyalite) with Aragonite. Opal (variety hyalite) with Aragonite.
Order

ITALY


Celestine with Sulfur
Celestine with Sulfur. Celestine with Sulfur.
 

MA49AJ1: Celestine crystals with a prismatic shape, with good terminations, translucent, bright, with a snowy white color and implanted on a group of Sulfur crystals on matrix.
An excellent Italian classic that is from the Carles Manresa collection whose label we will send to the buyer.
Agrigento (Girgenti) Province, Sicily  Italy

Specimen size: 12 × 10.8 × 6.5 cm = 4.7”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 0.6 cm = 0.6”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Carles Manresa




Order
Celestine with Sulfur
 

GQ47R9: Group of white prismatic crystals with very well defined faces and edges on a matrix of Sulfur. An Italian classic.
La Grasta Mine, Delia, Caltanissetta Province, Sicily  Italy

Specimen size: 11.4 × 6.6 × 5.4 cm = 4.5” × 2.6” × 2.1”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.6 cm = 0.4” × 0.2”

Former collection of Pedro Goy. Number 166



Celestine with Sulfur. Celestine with Sulfur.
Order
Sulfur with Calcite
Sulfur with Calcite. Front
Front
Sulfur with Calcite. Rear
Rear
Sulfur with Calcite. Side
Side
Sulfur with Calcite.
 

VH27AJ0: Group of Sulfur crystals with a flattened dipyramidal shape. They are translucent, bright, and are on a Calcite matrix.
The sample is from the A. Mayor collection (num. 363).
Agrigento (Girgenti) Province, Sicily  Italy (±1967)

Specimen size: 9.4 × 7.3 × 6.3 cm = 3.7” × 2.9” × 2.5”

Main crystal size: 3.8 × 3.1 cm = 1.5” × 1.2”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of A. Mayor




Order
Canavesite with Pyrite
Canavesite with Pyrite  

SD46AC7: Radial aggregates of Canavesite crystals, an uncommon borate. They are white, have a silky luster and are between acicular and fibrous. The crystals, in excellent condition, are on a matrix with iridescent micro-granular Pyrite.
Brosso Mine, Cálea, Léssolo, Canavese District, Torino Province, Piedmont (Piemonte)  Italy

Specimen size: 6 × 2.3 × 1.2 cm = 2.4” × 0.9” × 0.5”

Type locality

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani




Canavesite with Pyrite. Canavesite with Pyrite.
Order
Cerussite
Cerussite. Cerussite.
 

ER89Z1: Very aerial spray of so- called "jackstraw" aggregates of acicular Cerussite crystals. They have a velvety luster and snowy white color that strongly contrasts against the dark limonite matrix.
Montevecchio Mines, Arbus, Medio Campidano Province, Sardinia  Italy

Specimen size: 9.2 × 3.5 × 3.5 cm = 3.6” × 1.4” × 1.4”

Main crystal size: 2 × 0.1 cm = 0.8” × 0.0”

Fluorescent short UV




Order
Anglesite
Anglesite  

TF48AF2: A group of very sharp elongated Anglesite crystals, between translucent and transparent, very bright and with plenty of dark Galena inclusions.
An excellent Italian classic that is with a label of the Eugeni Bareche collection (number 744).
Monteponi Mine, Iglesias, Carbonia-Iglesias Province, Sardinia / Sardegna  Italy (03/1979)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 4.6 × 2.5 cm = 2.5” × 1.8” × 1.0”

Main crystal size: 5.7 × 2.1 cm = 2.2” × 0.8”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV




Anglesite. Anglesite.
Order
Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.
 

MA86Y3: Slightly olive deep green botryoidal growths on matrix. It is a rarity because Pyromorphite samples from Iglesias are currently very scarce.
S'Ortu Becciu Mine, Donori, Cagliari Province, Sardinia/Sardegna  Italy

Specimen size: 4.5 × 3.5 × 4.5 cm = 1.8” × 1.4” × 1.8”




Order
Smithsonite after Calcite
Smithsonite after Calcite  

EM92AA5: Perimorphic microbotryoidal Smithsonite growths, very rich in reddish inclusions, very probably of Hematite, coating the scalenohedral forms of a group of Calcite crystals. Like so many specimens in this collection, this one is of great quality for the locality.
Tiny-Arenas Mine, Oridda Valley, Fluminimaggiore, Carbonia-Iglesias Province, Sardinia / Sardegna  Italy

Specimen size: 11 × 8.8 × 4.5 cm = 4.3” × 3.5” × 1.8”

Main crystal size: 6.6 × 4 cm = 2.6” × 1.6”

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani




Smithsonite after Calcite. Smithsonite after Calcite.
Smithsonite after Calcite.
Order
Hemimorphite with Aurichalcite and Quartz
Hemimorphite with Aurichalcite and Quartz. Hemimorphite with Aurichalcite and Quartz.
Hemimorphite with Aurichalcite and Quartz  

SB47AD6: Aggregates of white Hemimorphite microcrystals on bluish green Aurichalcite that has grown on a surface of small Quartz crystals coating a rocky matrix. As is the case with so many specimens in this collection, the sample is of great quality for the locality.
Is Murvonis Mine, Domusnovas, Carbonia-Iglesias Province, Sardinia / Sardegna  Italy

Specimen size: 12 × 10.5 × 7.5 cm = 4.7” × 4.1” × 3.0”

Minor fluorescence short UV

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani




Order
Dolomite with Calcite
Dolomite with Calcite  

SD96AF0: Groups, on a rocky matrix, of very Sharp rhombohedral crystals with polycrystalline growths, bright and with a snowy white color.
The sample is from the Francesco S. Stoppani collection (catalog number 0948), whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
Val Pulita Quarry, Carrara, Apuan Alps, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany  Italy

Specimen size: 8.2 × 7.4 × 6.5 cm = 3.2” × 2.9” × 2.6”

Main crystal size: 2.6 × 2.2 cm = 1.0” × 0.9”

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani




Dolomite with Calcite. Dolomite with Calcite.
Order
Andradite with Clinochlore
Andradite with Clinochlore. Andradite with Clinochlore.
 

GM66R9: Group of dodecahedral crystals slightly beveled by trapezohedral faces and partially coated by Clinochlore.
Val di Vizze, Bolzano Province, Trentino-Alto Adige (Trentino-Südtirol)  Italy (±1984)

Specimen size: 7.8 × 5.2 × 3.8 cm = 3.1” × 2.0” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.4 cm = 0.3” × 0.2”

Former collection of Pedro Goy. Number 109



Order

KOSOVO


Calcite with Pyrite
 

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

Specimen size: 9 × 9.8 × 5 cm = 3.5” × 3.9” × 2.0”

Calcite minor fluorescence long & short UV



Calcite with Pyrite. Calcite with Pyrite.
Order
Calcite with Sphalerite
Calcite with Sphalerite. Front
Front
Calcite with Sphalerite. Side
Side
 

ET46AF1: Druse of flattened rhombohedral Calcite crystals that have the surfaces of their faces finely recrystallized, with a snowy white color. They are on matrix with small and very bright Sphalerite crystals and also Quartz crystals.
Stan Trg (Stari Trg) Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo (2000-2005)

Specimen size: 12.4 × 9.5 × 4.6 cm = 4.9” × 3.7” × 1.8”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 2.3 cm = 1.0” × 0.9”

Fluorescent long & short UV




Order
Pyrite with Calcite
 

EY98AE5: Aggregate of cubic Pyrite crystals with echeloned growths and polycrystalline formations on the cube faces. They are very well defined, bright and on a Dolomite matrix and with lenticular Calcite crystals. While well known and relatively common at Trepča, Pyrite is not easily found there as significant collectible samples and less so with such quality as this.
Stan Trg (Stari Trg) Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo (1994-2002)

Specimen size: 7.4 × 6.7 × 5.9 cm = 2.9” × 2.6” × 2.3”

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

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV




Pyrite with Calcite. Front
Front
Pyrite with Calcite. Side
Side
Order
Pyrite with Calcite
Pyrite with Calcite. Pyrite with Calcite.
 

MQ88AG4: Druse of complex Pyrite crystals very rich in faces, very bright and partially coated by white Calcite crystals. The sample is from recent finds.
Stan Trg (Stari Trg) Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo (2016)

Specimen size: 13.8 × 8.2 × 7.2 cm = 5.4” × 3.2” × 2.8”

Fluorescent long & short UV




Order
Sphalerite with Rhodochrosite, Pyrite, Galena and Arsenopyrite
 

ER27AE4: Aggregate of very sharp Sphalerite (marmatite variety) crystals with a very well defined spinel law twin. They have an intense black color and are very bright and partially coated by botryoidal Rhodochrosite with small Arsenopyrite crystals and a base of Galena with small Pyrites The sample is from a relatively recent find in Trepča.
Stan Trg (Stari Trg) Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo (2015)

Specimen size: 6.5 × 4.4 × 4.2 cm = 2.6” × 1.7” × 1.7”

Main crystal size: 2.6 × 1.6 cm = 1.0” × 0.6”




Sphalerite with Rhodochrosite, Pyrite, Galena and Arsenopyrite. Sphalerite with Rhodochrosite, Pyrite, Galena and Arsenopyrite.
Order
Sphalerite with Rhodochrosite, Quartz and Pyrite
Sphalerite with Rhodochrosite, Quartz and Pyrite. Sphalerite with Rhodochrosite, Quartz and Pyrite.
 

EZ86AE7: Very sharp Sphalerite (marmatite variety) crystals with a very well defined spinel law twin. They have an intense black color and are very bright, partially coated by botryoidal Rhodochrosite and on matrix with small Quartz crystals. The sample is from a relatively recent find in Trepča.
Stan Trg (Stari Trg) Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo (2015)

Specimen size: 10.7 × 7.8 × 3.4 cm = 4.2” × 3.1” × 1.3”

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




Order
Sphalerite with Calcite and Pyrite
 

EC88AI4: Aggregate of very sharp Sphalerite (marmatite variety) crystals with very well defined spinel law twinning. They have an intense black color and are very bright and partially coated by Calcite crystals and small Pyrite crystals.
Stan Trg (Stari Trg) Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo (2000-2005)

Specimen size: 11.8 × 9.1 × 4.3 cm = 4.6” × 3.6” × 1.7”

Main crystal size: 3.8 × 2 cm = 1.5” × 0.8”




Sphalerite with Calcite and Pyrite.
Order
Sphalerite with Calcite
Sphalerite with Calcite. Sphalerite with Calcite.
 

EP88AE5: Aggregate of very sharp Sphalerite (marmatite variety) crystals with a very well defined spinel law twinning. They have an intense black color and are very bright and partially coated by Calcite.
Stan Trg (Stari Trg) Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo (2014)

Specimen size: 13.2 × 12.4 × 4.8 cm = 5.2” × 4.9” × 1.9”

Main crystal size: 3.5 × 2.3 cm = 1.4” × 0.9”




Order

NORWAY


Anatase on Albite
 

NB96AJ9: Doubly terminated dipyramidal Anatase crystal with the pinacoid on terminations. It is very bright with horizontal parallel growths and fine growth striation. It is on matrix with small and very well defined Albite crystals.
Dyrfonni, Viveli, Eidfjord, Hardangervidda, Hordaland  Norway

Specimen size: 2.7 × 2 × 1.5 cm = 1.1” × 0.8” × 0.6”

Main crystal size: 2.1 × 1 cm = 0.8” × 0.4”


Euro:180 / US$203 / Yen:21890 / AUD$289

Anatase on Albite. Front
Front
Anatase on Albite. Side
Side
Reservado
Silver
Silver. Front
Front
Silver. Rear
Rear
 

MG74AF0: A wiry growth of strongly elongated crystals with the very well defined spinel law twin. An excellent European classic.
Kongsberg mining District, Kongsberg, Buskerud  Norway

Specimen size: 5.9 × 3 × 1 cm = 2.3” × 1.2” × 0.4”

Main crystal size: 5.9 × 0.2 cm = 2.3” × 0.1”




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SLOVAK REPUBLIC


Azurite with Malachite
 

EH6AF5: A novelty at Sainte Marie-aux-Mines 2017. Rosette aggregates, on matrix, of lenticular Azurite crystals, very bright and with a very vivid and uniform color and partially coated by spherical Malachite. It is from a very recent find at a locality that is a classic for Slovakian mineralogy.
Špania Dolina (Herrengrund), Banská Bystrica, Banská Bystrica Region  Slovak Republic (05/2017)

Specimen size: 8.7 × 4.6 × 1.9 cm = 3.4” × 1.8” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.2 cm = 0.2” × 0.1”




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

EJ46AF5: A novelty at Sainte Marie-aux-Mines 2017. Rosette aggregates on matrix of lenticular Azurite crystals, very bright and with a very vivid and uniform color and partially coated by small spherical Malachite growths. It is from a very recent find at a locality that is a classic for Slovakian mineralogy.
Špania Dolina (Herrengrund), Banská Bystrica, Banská Bystrica Region  Slovak Republic (05/2017)

Specimen size: 9.8 × 5.5 × 6.2 cm = 3.9” × 2.2” × 2.4”

Main crystal size: 0.3 × 0.2 cm = 0.1” × 0.1”




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Azurite with Malachite
 

EK96AF5: A novelty at Sainte Marie-aux-Mines 2017. Rosette aggregates on matrix of lenticular Azurite crystals, very bright and with a very vivid and uniform color and partially coated by spherical Malachite. It is from a very recent find at a locality that is a classic for Slovakian mineralogy.
Špania Dolina (Herrengrund), Banská Bystrica, Banská Bystrica Region  Slovak Republic (05/2017)

Specimen size: 13.3 × 10 × 5.8 cm = 5.2” × 3.9” × 2.3”

Main crystal size: 0.3 × 0.2 cm = 0.1” × 0.1”




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

VK48AE4: Aggregates, on matrix, of well developed lenticular Devilline crystals with a deep and uniform green color. A World classic.
Špania Dolina (Herrengrund), Banská Bystrica, Banská Bystrica Region  Slovak Republic (2004)

Specimen size: 4.5 × 3.8 × 2.5 cm = 1.8” × 1.5” × 1.0”

Main crystal size: 0.1 × 0.1 cm = 0.0” × 0.0”




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Libethenite with Dolomite
 

VM27AE5: Dipyramidal Libethenite crystals with very well defined faces and edges. They are bright, have a very deep color and are on matrix, with rhombohedral Dolomite crystals. The sample is from the type locality for the species.
Ľubietová (Libethen), Banská Bystrica  Slovak Republic

Specimen size: 5.5 × 3 × 2.2 cm = 2.2” × 1.2” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 0.2 × 0.1 cm = 0.1” × 0.0”

Type locality




Libethenite with Dolomite. Libethenite with Dolomite.
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Euchroite
Euchroite. Euchroite.
 

ER58Z5: Aggregates of crystals with very well defined faces and edges, very bright, with a very intense and deep green color and scattered on a rocky matrix. The crystals, even though not especially large, are really abundant and have very good quality.
Svätodušná, Ľubietová (Libethen), Banská Bystrica  Slovak Republic (2000)

Specimen size: 11 × 4.5 × 6.2 cm = 4.3” × 1.8” × 2.4”

Main crystal size: 0.1 × 0.1 cm = 0.0” × 0.0”

Type locality




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Quartz with Fe-Mn oxides
 

EQ14R9: Growths of Quartz crystals forming irregular bundles. The crystals are completely coated by intensely bright and iridescent oxides of iron and manganese. On a matrix of Quartz and Limonite.
Banská Štiavnica (Schemnitz), Banská Štiavnica District, Banská Bystrica Region  Slovak Republic (2009)

Specimen size: 8.3 × 6.4 × 3.5 cm = 3.3” × 2.5” × 1.4”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.2 cm = 0.2” × 0.1”




Quartz with Fe-Mn oxides.
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Quartz
Quartz. Front
Front
Quartz. Side
Side
 

EQ89V2: Group of three large translucent crystals with split growths showing smaller crystals, a lot of them doubly terminated, transparent, very bright and practically colorless. The locality, a great European classic, hasn’t supplied collector’s specimens since long ago.
Banská Štiavnica (Schemnitz), Banská Štiavnica District, Banská Bystrica Region  Slovak Republic (05/2011)

Specimen size: 15.5 × 8.5 × 9 cm = 6.1” × 3.3” × 3.5”

Main crystal size: 14 × 4.5 cm = 5.5” × 1.8”




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SLOVENIA


Wulfenite
 

ME48AA9: Group of crystals, on matrix, with a clearly hemihedral shape, in which one of the terminations is very acute, being smooth and finely polycrystalline unlike the opposite. An excellent classic, very characteristic for the locality, showing a very original crystal shape.
Mežica (Miess), Carinthia Region  Slovenia

Specimen size: 3.7 × 3.5 × 2.6 cm = 1.5” × 1.4” × 1.0”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.6 cm = 0.3” × 0.2”

Former collection Caroline Martaud (Wulfenites)




Wulfenite. Wulfenite.
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SWITZERLAND


Quartz (variety smoky) with Hematite inclusions
Quartz (variety smoky) with Hematite inclusions. Front
Front
Quartz (variety smoky) with Hematite inclusions. Rear
Rear
 

EX76AD2: Single smoky Quartz crystal, transparent, very bright and with a very deep and uniform color, with Hematite inclusions on its terminal faces and with very visible right-handed rhombohedral faces.
Uri  Switzerland (1992)

Specimen size: 6.5 × 3.6 × 2.7 cm = 2.6” × 1.4” × 1.1”




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Hematite with smoky Quartz
 

TC36G3: Typical group of tabular crystals, bright and with the side edges very well shaped. The group stands on smoky Quartz. More aerial than usual.
Cavradi, Curnera Valley, Tujetsch (Tavetsch), Vorderrhein Valley, Grischun (Grisons; Graubünden)  Switzerland

Specimen size: 4.1 × 2.3 × 1.8 cm = 1.6” × 0.9” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 2.3 × 1.9 cm = 0.9” × 0.7”




Hematite with smoky Quartz.
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Orthoclase (variety adularia) with Chlorite
Orthoclase (variety adularia) with Chlorite. Front
Front
Orthoclase (variety adularia) with Chlorite. Rear
Rear
 

VC37Z4: Parallel growths of Orthoclase (variety adularia) crystals that are very bright, translucent, have very well defined faces and edges and are with oriented growths of dark green Chlorite. A Swiss classic.
Central St Gotthard Massif, Leventina, Ticino (Tessin)  Switzerland (±1979)

Specimen size: 9.8 × 6.2 × 4.8 cm = 3.9” × 2.4” × 1.9”

Former collection of A. Mayor

Minor fluorescence short UV




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UNITED KINGDOM


Bornite after Chalcocite
Bornite after Chalcocite  

NK87AJ8: Aggregate of two Bornite (apparently after Chalcocite) crystals, both very well defined but with two very different shapes, one of them prismatic with a polycrystalline termination, while the second one is clearly tabular and forming a cyclic (“sixling”) twin.
The sample, an old English classic, is from the Carlos Prieto collection whose handwritten label we will send to the buyer.
Cornwall  England, United Kingdom

Specimen size: 2.1 × 1.4 × 1.6 cm = 0.8” × 0.6” × 0.6”

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

Former collection of Carlos Prieto Paramio




Bornite after Chalcocite. Front
Front
Bornite after Chalcocite. Rear
Rear
Bornite after Chalcocite. Top
Top
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Olivenite
Olivenite. Olivenite.
Olivenite.
 

MB89AJ8: Groups, on a Quartz matrix, of dipyramidal Olivenite crystals with very well defined faces and edges and polycrystalline growths. An English classic, unusually well crystallized. It is with an old handwritten label that we will send to the buyer.
Cornwall  England, United Kingdom

Specimen size: 5.3 × 3.4 × 2.4 cm = 2.1” × 1.3” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.3 cm = 0.2” × 0.1”




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Cuprite with Calcite
 

MD69AJ8: Very sharp octahedral Cuprite crystals that are bright with vivid reddish reflections and are on matrix with small Calcite crystals. An English classic of great quality for the locality and that is with an old handwritten label that we will send to the buyer.
Cornwall  England, United Kingdom

Specimen size: 4.4 × 3.4 × 2.1 cm = 1.7” × 1.3” × 0.8”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.6 cm = 0.3” × 0.2”




Cuprite with Calcite. Cuprite with Calcite.
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Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite.
Pyromorphite  

TC87S3: Group on matrix of prismatic crystals with very well defined faces and edges, and a very bright and yellowish green color. Also from one of the great British mineral localities. It is with a label of the well-known collection of John H. Marshall, of Massachusetts, and a catalog card from the same collection.
Mexico Mine, Roughton Gill, Caldbeck Fells, Allerdale, former Cumberland, Cumbria  England, United Kingdom

Specimen size: 5.1 × 3.6 × 3 cm = 2.0” × 1.4” × 1.2”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.2 cm = 0.3” × 0.1”

Minor fluorescence short UV




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Pyromorphite with Baryte
 

EQ56W7: Crystals with very well pronounced curvatures on their faces and edges which give them a "barrel" shape. They are bright and have a clear and uniform green color and cover a Baryte matrix. A good English classic.
Driggith Opencut (Roughton South vein), Caldbeck Fells, Allerdale, former Cumberland, Cumbria  England, United Kingdom

Specimen size: 8 × 5.8 × 4.6 cm = 3.1” × 2.3” × 1.8”

Main crystal size: 0.2 × 0.1 cm = 0.1” × 0.0”




Pyromorphite with Baryte. Pyromorphite with Baryte.
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Hematite with Quartz
Hematite with Quartz. Hematite with Quartz.
 

SC36AG5: Massive Hematite with Quartz crystals and vugs covered by very sharp Hematite crystals with a lenticular shape and extraordinarily bright. The sample is an English classic, very typical of the locality.
Florence Mine, Egremont, West Cumberland Iron Field, former Cumberland, Cumbria  England, United Kingdom

Specimen size: 7.5 × 5.3 × 5.2 cm = 3.0” × 2.1” × 2.0”

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




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Calcite with iron oxide inclusions
Calcite with iron oxide inclusions  

TY99AE9: Aggregate of complex Calcite crystals, very rich in faces, with a predominant scalenohedron and a terminal rhombohedron. They are colorless, clear and very bright but have deep red Hematite inclusions in some parts of the sample. This one, an English classic, is from the Buck Keller collection, whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
Pallaflat Mine, Bigrigg, West Cumberland Iron Field, former Cumberland, Cumbria  England, United Kingdom

Specimen size: 6.2 × 5.3 × 5.4 cm = 2.4” × 2.1” × 2.1”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1 cm = 0.6” × 0.4”




Calcite with iron oxide inclusions. Front
Front
Calcite with iron oxide inclusions. Side
Side
Calcite with iron oxide inclusions. Rear
Rear
Calcite with iron oxide inclusions.
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Calcite
Calcite. Front
Front
Calcite. Side
Side
Calcite.
 

EC70AA1: Aggregate of Calcite crystals, on limonite matrix, with very well defined faces and edges, colorless, transparent and bright and formed by a prism and terminal scalenohedron and rhombohedron. The sample is very typical for the locality, one of the great English classics.
Bigrigg Mine, Bigrigg, West Cumberland Iron Field, former Cumberland, Cumbria  England, United Kingdom

Specimen size: 9 × 7.6 × 3.7 cm = 3.5” × 3.0” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 3.2 × 1.3 cm = 1.3” × 0.5”




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Fluorite on Quartz
 

T62QB2: Out of the past came this extremely fluorescent English Fluorite, in this case very well placed on its Quartz matrix.
Frazer's Hush Mine, Rookhope District, Weardale, North Pennines Orefield, County Durham  England, United Kingdom

Specimen size: 6.5 × 8 cm = 2.6” × 3.1”

Fluorescent long UV




Fluorite on Quartz.
Fluorite on Quartz.
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Fluorite and Chalcopyrite
Fluorite and Chalcopyrite.
 

TM66X3: Aggregate of very sharp cubic Fluorite crystals. They are translucent, with a deep violet color and have abundant small Chalcopyrite crystals included. An English classic from a not well known locality.
Groverake Mine, Rookhope, Weardale, North Pennines Orefield, County Durham  England, United Kingdom

Specimen size: 7 × 6.4 × 4.5 cm = 2.8” × 2.5” × 1.8”

Main crystal size: 4.9 × 3.8 cm = 1.9” × 1.5”

Very fluorescent long & short UV




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Fluorite with Quartz
 

MP26AJ4: Group of Fluorite crystals with a flattened cubic shape. The have a great size and are translucent, bright, have a lilac color and are with small Quartz growths. An excellent English classic from a very well-known mine.
Blackdene Mine, Ireshopeburn, Weardale, North Pennines Orefield, County Durham  England, United Kingdom

Specimen size: 14.4 × 14.3 × 5.7 cm = 5.7” × 5.6” × 2.2”

Main crystal size: 9.2 × 6.4 cm = 3.6” × 2.5”

Fluorescent long & short UV




Fluorite with Quartz. Front
Front
Fluorite with Quartz. Side
Side
Fluorite with Quartz.
Order
Fluorite
Fluorite. Fluorite.
 

VF92AE7: Great druse of very sharp cubic crystals that are translucent, rich with inclusions and have a very intense and deep violet color.
The sample, an English classic, is from the A. Mayor collection (number 118) and it was acquired from Jesús Talabán, in Madrid, in 1978.
Blackdene Mine, Ireshopeburn, Weardale, North Pennines Orefield, County Durham  England, United Kingdom

Specimen size: 21.3 × 16.2 × 5 cm = 8.4” × 6.4” × 2.0”

Main crystal size: 4.5 × 4 cm = 1.8” × 1.6”

Very fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of A. Mayor




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Galena with Pyrite and Fluorite
 

VG68Z4: Cubo-octahedral Galena crystal showing an equal development of the cube and the octahedron faces. One of the cube faces is coated by a grayish-yellow Pyrite crust and the crystal is with white small Fluorite crystals. The Galena crystal is very well defined, more so than usual in the samples from this area.
Weardale, North Pennines Orefield, County Durham  England, United Kingdom

Specimen size: 5.2 × 4 × 3.8 cm = 2.0” × 1.6” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 4.4 × 3.2 cm = 1.7” × 1.3”

Former collection of A. Mayor

Fluorite fluorescent long & short UV




Galena with Pyrite and Fluorite. Front
Front
Galena with Pyrite and Fluorite. Side
Side
Galena with Pyrite and Fluorite. Top
Top
Order
Harmotome with Calcite
Harmotome with Calcite. Harmotome with Calcite.
 

NQ76AH0: Aggregate, very aerial and on matrix, of snowy white Harmotome crystals with very well defined faces and edges.
Strontian, Lochaber, Argyll and Butte  Scotland, United Kingdom

Specimen size: 3.3 × 3.3 × 2.3 cm = 1.3” × 1.3” × 0.9”

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




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Witherite
Witherite  

EA92AA5: An aggregate of witherite crystals with the faces of the prism and the pyramid forming cyclic twins. The crystals are translucent and lustrous and have a slightly yellowish color. Like so many specimens in this collection, this one is of great quality for the locality.
Settlingstones Mine, Fourstones, Tyne Valley, Northumberland  England, United Kingdom

Specimen size: 6.5 × 6.3 × 2.2 cm = 2.6” × 2.5” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.9 cm = 0.5” × 0.4”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani




Witherite. Witherite.
Order
Calcite with inclusions
Calcite with inclusions. Calcite with inclusions.
Calcite with inclusions.
Calcite with inclusions  

SB87AB8: Aggregate of transparent crystals with dominant scalenohedron and terminal rhombohedron faces, with scalenohedral phantom growths and very well defined parallel growths. A sample of great quality to the world level. As is the case with so many specimens in this collection, the sample is of great quality for the locality.
Matlock, Derbyshire  England, United Kingdom

Specimen size: 11.4 × 9.8 × 5.6 cm = 4.5” × 3.9” × 2.2”

Main crystal size: 7 × 4 cm = 2.8” × 1.6”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani




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