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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


AUSTRIA

Dolomite
Dolomite. 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 = 2.76” × 2.64” × 1.46”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 1.5 cm = 0.71” × 0.59”

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani



Strontianite with Magnesite
Strontianite with Magnesite  

SR29AL8: Centered aggregate of Strontianite crystals with a very acute dipyramidal habit unusual in this deposit that is a great classic for the species and on Magnesite matrix.
The specimen is from the Francesco S. Stoppani collection (no. 1089), whose label we will send to the buyer. As is usual in this collection, the specimen is of high quality for the locality.
Oberdorf an der Laming, Laming Valley, Bruck an der Mur, Styria/Steiermark  Austria

Specimen size: 10.7 × 6.8 × 4.2 cm = 4.21” × 2.68” × 1.65”

Minor fluorescence short UV

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani



Strontianite with Magnesite. Strontianite with Magnesite.
Descloizite
Descloizite. Descloizite.

Fluorescent light (daylight)
Descloizite
 

TRH68AP9: Coatings of Descloizite microcrystals on matrix, with an extraordinary luster and a color between red and deep garnet-red.
The specimen, of high quality due to its extraordinary color, comes from the Moutet collection, from Marseille. We will send the buyer, together with the specimen, a label from the prestigious Deyrolle house in Paris where Moutet bought it many years ago.
Hochobir mining district, Hochobir Mountain, Eisenkappel-Vellach, Völkermarkt District, Carinthia/Kärnten  Austria

Specimen size: 10.1 × 7.7 × 3.9 cm = 3.98” × 3.03” × 1.54”

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

Former collection of Moutet (Marseille)




BELGIUM

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 = 3.86” × 3.11” × 2.40”

Main crystal size: 4.1 × 2.7 cm = 1.61” × 1.06”

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani



Calcite. Calcite.

BULGARIA

Galena
Galena. Galena.
 

TJ14AN2: Group of very shiny cubic Galena crystals, with surfaces showing dissolution forms, Pyrite intergrowths and small Calcite crystal coatings.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label, which shows that it was previously in the Melanson collection.
Madan mining area, Rhodope Mountains, Smolyan Oblast  Bulgaria

Specimen size: 3.1 × 2.5 × 1.8 cm = 1.22” × 0.98” × 0.71”

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

Former collection of Bob Noble



Sphalerite with Galena
 

EE67AM3: Druse of complex twinned Sphalerite crystals with sharp crystal forms, lustrous, and yellow in color. Transparent under strong light. On matrix, with cubo-octahedral Galena crystals. The back of the piece has been partially sawn.
Madan mining area, Rhodope Mountains, Smolyan Oblast  Bulgaria

Specimen size: 9.4 × 6.4 × 4 cm = 3.70” × 2.52” × 1.57”

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




Sphalerite with Galena. Front
Front
Sphalerite with Galena. Light behind
Light behind
Sphalerite with Galena.
Chalcopyrite with Galena and Sphalerite
Chalcopyrite with Galena and Sphalerite. Chalcopyrite with Galena and Sphalerite.
Chalcopyrite with Galena and Sphalerite.

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

TBB91AP3: Disphenoidal Chalcopyrite crystals with slight curvatures on the edges, accompanied by Galena crystals with very deeply hoppered faces, and twinned Sphalerite crystals. Among the first finds in the Madan area, it comes from a French collection.
Madan mining area, Rhodope Mountains, Smolyan Oblast  Bulgaria

Specimen size: 14.3 × 9 × 4.4 cm = 5.63” × 3.54” × 1.73”

Main crystal size: 2.9 × 1.8 cm = 1.14” × 0.71”




Sphalerite with Quartz

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

EF36AM6: Very sharp crystals of Sphalerite (variety marmatite), with the dominant forms of a tetrahedron beveled by minor crystal forms, extraordinarily lustrous, on matrix, with water-clear Quartz crystals. A very aesthetic specimen, from a classic locality.
Madan mining area, Rhodope Mountains, Smolyan Oblast  Bulgaria

Specimen size: 20.8 × 15.2 × 4.4 cm = 8.19” × 5.98” × 1.73”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.6 cm = 0.79” × 0.63”




Sphalerite with Quartz. Front
Front
Sphalerite with Quartz. Side
Side
Sphalerite with Quartz. Sphalerite with Quartz.
Pyromorphite with Quartz
Pyromorphite with Quartz. 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 = 1.85” × 0.67” × 0.55”

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




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 = 2.32” × 1.61” × 1.22”

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




Pyromorphite with Quartz. Pyromorphite with Quartz.

CZECH REPUBLIC

Pyrargyrite on Calcite
Pyrargyrite on Calcite.
Pyrargyrite on Calcite.
Pyrargyrite on Calcite  

SM240VAE: Centered groups of prismatic Pyrargyrite crystals with very marked parallel growths, sharp crystal forms and excellent terminations. Translucent and on matrix, with rhombohedral Calcite crystals.
Příbram, Central Bohemia Region, Bohemia  Czech Republic

Specimen size: 5.7 × 4.6 × 2.7 cm = 2.24” × 1.81” × 1.06”

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

Former collection Folch (duplicates)



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 = 3.58” × 2.44” × 1.73”

Main crystal size: 1.9 × 1.5 cm = 0.75” × 0.59”

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani

Intense fluorescence short UV & fluorescent long UV



Calcite. Calcite.
Copper (neoformed)
Copper (neoformed). Front
Front
Copper (neoformed). Rear
Rear
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 = 3.31” × 2.09” × 1.22”

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




Calcite

Fluorescent light (daylight)
Calcite
 

SM190SPQ: Druse of Calcite crystals with a prismatic habit, terminated by a very flattened rhombohedron, translucent and with a yellow-white color. The specimen, from a historic European locality, comes from the Francesco S. Stoppani collection (number 0292), whose label we will send to the buyer. As is the case with many of the specimens in this collection, this one is of good quality for the locality.
Příbram, Central Bohemia Region, Bohemia  Czech Republic

Specimen size: 10.2 × 6.9 ×4.4 cm = 4.02” × 2.72” × 1.73”

Main crystal size: 3.3 × 1.4 cm = 1.30” × 0.55”

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani



Calcite.
Calcite.

FINLAND

Fluorapophyllite-(K) with Harmotome and Calcite
Fluorapophyllite-(K) with Harmotome and Calcite. Fluorapophyllite-(K) with Harmotome and Calcite.
Fluorapophyllite-(K) with Harmotome and Calcite. Fluorapophyllite-(K) with Harmotome and Calcite.

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

HF88AM2: Crusts on matrix of small elongated crystals of Fluorapophyllite-(K), transparent, extraordinarily bright and with an intense and uniform yellow color. With white crystals of Calcite and crystals of greyish white Harmotome. The specimen comes from an extraordinary find in 1965 from which only a limited number of pieces were obtained.
Korsnäs Lead Mine, Korsnäs, Vaasa municipality, Ostrobothnia  Finland (1965)

Specimen size: 10.6 × 9.3 × 5.9 cm = 4.17” × 3.66” × 2.32”

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





GERMANY

Azurite with Quartz

Fluorescent light (daylight)
Azurite with Quartz
 

TFA86AP5: Radial growth of Azurite crystals with well-defined curvatures, brilliant and deep in color, on matrix, with coatings of small Quartz crystals.
The specimen, a German rarity, comes from the collection of Julius Hoppner.
Schmitt dolomite Quarry, Altenmittlau, Freigericht, Main-Kinzig-Kreis District, Spessart, Hesse/Hessen  Germany

Specimen size: 4.2 × 3.6 × 2.6 cm = 1.65” × 1.42” × 1.02”

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




Azurite with Quartz.
Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite. Front
Front
Pyromorphite. Rear
Rear
Pyromorphite. Side
Side

Fluorescent light (daylight)
Pyromorphite
 

NA88AM5: Parallel growths of doubly terminated elongated crystals of Pyromorphite, with good luster and a dark brown color. This floater specimen is a German classic and comes from the Ignacio Gaspar Sintes collection (number PIF-32), whose collection card we will send to the buyer.
Friedrichssegen Mine, Frücht, Bad Ems District, Lahn Valley, Rhineland-Palatinate/Rheinland-Pfalz  Germany

Specimen size: 4.7 × 1.5 × 1.7 cm = 1.85” × 0.59” × 0.67”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar



Pyromorphite

Fluorescent light (daylight)
Pyromorphite
 

TTA98AP9: Pyromorphite crystals with a short prismatic habit, many of them doubly terminated, translucent, very light brown in color and on matrix.
A good German classic that is accompanied by an old label from the famous crystallographer Carl Hinze, which we will send to the buyer.
Bad Ems, Bad Ems District, Lahn Valley, Rhineland-Palatinate/Rheinland-Pfalz  Germany

Specimen size: 6.2 × 4.1 × 2.4 cm = 2.44” × 1.61” × 0.94”

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

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Carl Hintze



Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.
Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite. Front
Front
Pyromorphite. Side
Side
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 = 2.95” × 1.57” × 1.10”

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

Minor fluorescence short UV



Pyromorphite

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

EMP89AQ1: Parallel growths of prismatic crystals with curved terminations with a greasy luster and brown color, typical of the Pyromorphite crystals from this classic German locality, although the piece as a whole has a different aspect from the usual Bad Ems pieces, with that group of 'cascaded' crystals.
Bad Ems, Bad Ems District, Lahn Valley, Rhineland-Palatinate/Rheinland-Pfalz  Germany

Specimen size: 8.9 × 5 × 4 cm = 3.50” × 1.97” × 1.57”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.
Chalcopyrite with Siderite and Dolomite
Chalcopyrite with Siderite and Dolomite. Front
Front
Chalcopyrite with Siderite and Dolomite. Side
Side
 

TV11AN2: Twinned Chalcopyrite crystals, shiny, with very sharp crystal forms, with strong curvatures on faces and edges, on matrix. With tabular crystals of Siderite of light cream color and white crystals of Dolomite.
Vereinigung Mine, Katzwinkel, Altenkirchen (Westerwald), Siegerland, Rhineland-Palatinate/Rheinland-Pfalz  Germany

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

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

Former collection of Guenter Grundmann



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 = 1.18” × 0.79” × 0.75”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 1.4 cm = 0.87” × 0.55”

Former collection of Thomas P. Moore



Bournonite.
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 = 1.42” × 1.26” × 0.59”

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




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 = 6.61” × 4.13” × 2.56”

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

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani



Dolomite with Chalcopyrite and Quartz. Dolomite with Chalcopyrite and Quartz.
Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

BRM27AP2: Pyromorphite crystals, on matrix, with very sharp crystal forms, lustrous, and showing two different phases, one of them with an intense green color and the other with crystals of lesser size and yellow tones. The specimen, a rarity, comes from an important European collection.
Tanzfleck, Freihung, Amberg-Sulzbach, Upper Palatinate/Oberpfalz, Bavaria/Bayern  Germany

Specimen size: 5.2 × 2.6 × 1.8 cm = 2.05” × 1.02” × 0.71”

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




Fluorite with Quartz

Fluorescent light (daylight)
Fluorite with Quartz
 

SV170BRT: Curious specimen with two very different parts: the upper one formed by a multitude of cubic Fluorite crystals with a color gradation from dark to greenish tones and with violet edges; and a lower part formed by Fluorite crystals, but which have been practically covered by coralloid growths formed by Quartz microcrystals with the upper surface stained by Hematite.
It comes from a well-known mining district in Bavaria, Germany.
Hermine Mine, Lissenthan, Nabburg, Wölsendorf West District, Upper Palatinate/Oberpfalz, Bavaria/Bayern  Germany

Specimen size: 14.3 × 11 × 3.4 cm = 5.63” × 4.33” × 1.34”

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




Fluorite with Quartz.
Fluorite with Quartz.
Fluorite with Quartz
Fluorite with Quartz. 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 = 6.18” × 4.84” × 1.77”

Main crystal size: 3.6 × 3.2 cm = 1.42” × 1.26”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



Boracite
 

TQ13AM0: Cubic crystals clearly beveled by dodecahedral and octahedral faces. Translucent, with good luster and an intense olive-green color. On matrix, which is not common for this species.
Bernburg, Stassfurt, Saxony-Anhalt/Sachsen-Anhalt  Germany

Specimen size: 3 × 2.4 × 1.4 cm = 1.18” × 0.94” × 0.55”

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




Boracite. Boracite.
Cassiterite
Cassiterite.

Fluorescent light (daylight)
Cassiterite
 

SV290TRM: Floater crystal of Cassiterite with a very distinct “tin peak” twin, with well defined and lustrous faces and edges, some of them with grooves and truncations at the vertices.
The specimen comes from a historic mining district that covered the border area between Saxony, in Germany, and Bohemia, in the current Czech Republic, exploited for tin and tungsten since the end of the Middle Ages.
Zinnwald/Cinovec, Krusné Hory Mountains, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony/Sachsen  Germany

Specimen size: 2.5 × 1.8 × 1.4 cm = 0.98” × 0.71” × 0.55”




Kermesite with Quartz, Chalcopyrite and Stibnite

Fluorescent light (daylight)
Kermesite with Quartz, Chalcopyrite and Stibnite
 

SV2980NRF: A classic of German mineralogy formed by fans of radiating Kermesite crystals of an intense crimson-red color, with a strong color contrast thanks to being deposited on snow-white Quartz crystals, on a rock matrix. From the type locality (TL) for the species, which is also the type locality for Diaphorite and Miargyrite.
The specimen, which is accompanied by an old handwritten label, comes from the collection of Ignacio Gaspar Sintes, whose label and handwritten file we will send to the buyer of the piece.

Neue Hoffnung Gottes Mine, Bräunsdorf, Freiberg District, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony/Sachsen  Germany

Specimen size: 9 × 5.8 × 4.1 cm = 3.54” × 2.28” × 1.61”

Type locality

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar



Kermesite with Quartz, Chalcopyrite and Stibnite. Kermesite with Quartz, Chalcopyrite and Stibnite.
Kermesite with Quartz, Chalcopyrite and Stibnite. Kermesite with Quartz, Chalcopyrite and Stibnite.
Acanthite with Calcite
Acanthite with Calcite. Front
Front
Acanthite with Calcite. Rear
Rear
Acanthite with Calcite.

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

TX36AL6: Very distinct Acanthite crystals, with well defined faces and edges, good luster, on a matrix of white Calcite crystals. An European classic.
Freiberg District, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony/Sachsen  Germany

Specimen size: 4 × 2.4 × 2.2 cm = 1.57” × 0.94” × 0.87”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 0.8 cm = 0.63” × 0.31”




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 = 1.85” × 1.46” × 0.94”

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




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

Fluorescent light (daylight)
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 = 1.42” × 1.18” × 0.59”

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

Ex colección Frank Keutsch



Crocoite

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

BFM69AO6: Aggregate of very well defined crystals, with very acute terminations that cover a limonite matrix. Their luster and color are excellent and the locality, a classic for the species, has produced few samples of this quality.
Callenberg North open cut (No. 1), Callenberg, Zwickau, Saxony/Sachsen  Germany (1977)

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

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

Former collection Tim Welting



Crocoite. Crocoite.
Calcite with Siderite, Dolomite and Hematite
Calcite with Siderite, Dolomite and Hematite. 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 = 5.24” × 4.13” × 1.89”

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

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani



Cerussite with Malachite

Fluorescent light (daylight)
Cerussite with Malachite
 

SV390EFH: Aggregate of elongated crystals of Cerussite, on matrix, and almost entirely coated by deep green Malachite microcrystals.
The specimen comes from the collection of Michel Perraudin and was found in an old German mine that benefited from lead and zinc.
Glücksrad Mine, Oberschulenberg, Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Goslar District, Harz, Lower Saxony/Niedersachsen  Germany

Specimen size: 10.8 × 6.7 × 4 cm = 4.25” × 2.64” × 1.57”

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

Former collection of Michel Perraudin



Cerussite with Malachite.
Cerussite with Malachite.
Cerussite with Malachite.
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 = 2.17” × 1.97” × 1.34”

Main crystal size: 4.7 × 3 cm = 1.85” × 1.18”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani



Manganite

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EG67AL0: Group of crystals, one of them clearly dominant, with sharp faces and edges and fine parallel growths. An excellent German classic of great quality with an outstanding main crystal.
Ilfeld, Nordhausen, Nordhausen District, Thuringia/Thüringen  Germany

Specimen size: 5.7 × 4.1 × 3.4 cm = 2.24” × 1.61” × 1.34”

Main crystal size: 2.6 × 1.6 cm = 1.02” × 0.63”

Type locality

minID: 3RG-20U



Manganite. Manganite.
Manganite.
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, Thuringia/Thüringen  Germany (2009)

Specimen size: 11.5 × 9.7 × 6.9 cm = 4.53” × 3.82” × 2.72”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 0.3 cm = 0.59” × 0.12”




Chalcopyrite with Quartz

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TBC57AP5: Group of trapezohedral Chalcopyrite crystals, very sharp, lustrous and with intense metallic iridescence with dominant green and blue tones, with small coatings of Quartz.
The specimen, a German classic, comes from the Robert-Auguste Touchon collection.
Friedrich-Wilhelm Mine, Biersdorf, Daaden, Daaden-Herdorf, Altenkirchen District, Rhineland-Palatinate/Rheinland-Pfalz  Germany

Specimen size: 6.1 × 4.4 × 3.2 cm = 2.40” × 1.73” × 1.26”

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

Former collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon



Chalcopyrite with Quartz. Front
Front
Chalcopyrite with Quartz. Side
Side
Chalcopyrite with Quartz. Rear / Foto: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Foto: Joaquim Callén
Chalcopyrite with Quartz
Chalcopyrite with Quartz. Front
Front
Chalcopyrite with Quartz. Side
Side
Chalcopyrite with Quartz.

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BFM27AP1: Group of complex Chalcopyrite crystals, with very sharp crystal forms, with a bright luster and microcrystalline Quartz coating that has left geometric cavities that correspond to missing crystals.
Of high quality, the specimen comes from an important European collection.
Friedrich-Wilhelm Mine, Biersdorf, Daaden, Daaden-Herdorf, Altenkirchen District, Rhineland-Palatinate/Rheinland-Pfalz  Germany

Specimen size: 7.8 × 4.3 × 3.4 cm = 3.07” × 1.69” × 1.34”

Main crystal size: 1.9 × 0.9 cm = 0.75” × 0.35”




Strontianite with Dolomite and Calcite
Strontianite with Dolomite and Calcite  

HM220TA: Parallel growths of Strontianite crystals, many of them doubly terminated, translucent, with bright luster, and slightly yellow color. On a matrix covered by rhombohedral Dolomite crystals with small twinned Chalcopyrite crystals.
Dreislar Mine, Dreislar, Winterberg, Sauerland, North Rhine-Westphalia/Nordrhein-Westfalen  Germany

Specimen size: 7.3 × 5.4 × 3.5 cm = 2.87” × 2.13” × 1.38”

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




Strontianite with Dolomite and Calcite.
Strontianite with Dolomite and Calcite.
Galena
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 = 2.40” × 1.89” × 0.79”

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




Chalcopyrite with Pyrite (variety bravoite)

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BLH66AP4: Groups of very shiny Chalcopyrite crystals with sharp crystal forms, interspersed with greyish Pyrite crystals (the bravoite variety, rich in nickel), on a Baryte matrix. The specimen is a German classic, of the best quality known from the locality, and it comes from an important European collection.
Maubacher Bleiberg, Untermaubach, Düren, Eifel, North Rhine-Westphalia/Nordrhein-Westfalen  Germany

Specimen size: 15.5 × 11.7 × 7.3 cm = 6.10” × 4.61” × 2.87”

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




Chalcopyrite with Pyrite (variety bravoite). Front
Front
Chalcopyrite with Pyrite (variety bravoite). Side
Side
Chalcopyrite with Pyrite (variety bravoite).

GREECE

Serpierite with Aurichalcite
Serpierite with Aurichalcite. Serpierite with Aurichalcite.

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Serpierite with Aurichalcite
 

SV2220TLX: Double crust formed by a covering of bluish Aurichalcite crystals completely covering a limonitic rock on which was partially deposited a large group of very fine acicular Serpierite crystals with bluish green hues.
The specimen is from the type locality for Serpierite.
Serpieri Mine, Kamariza Mines, Lavrion Mining District, Attikí (Attica) Prefecture  Greece

Specimen size: 4.8 × 2.4 × 1.4 cm = 1.89” × 0.94” × 0.55”

Type locality



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 = 1.93” × 1.73” × 0.94”




Rhodochrosite with Calcite.
Rhodochrosite with Calcite
Rhodochrosite with Calcite. Front
Front
Rhodochrosite with Calcite. Rear
Rear
 

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 = 2.01” × 1.65” × 1.06”

Former collection of Carles Manresa



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 = 4.61” × 3.46” × 1.34”

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




Azurite. Azurite.
Baryte with inclusions
Baryte with inclusions.
 

NJ11AK3: Aggregates of tabular Baryte crystals of variable color, predominantly red due to Hematite inclusions, more intense on the edges. With small white lenticular crystals of Calcite.
Mine 18, Paleokamariza Mines, Lavrion Mining District, Attikí (Attica) Prefecture  Greece (±1980)

Specimen size: 6.1 × 5.2 × 2.8 cm = 2.40” × 2.05” × 1.10”

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




Cerussite with Wulfenite

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Cerussite with Wulfenite
 

SV230ELP: Aggregate of single Cerussite crystals, some of them with a very marked V-twin. On matrix, bright and translucent, accompanied by small Wulfenite crystals, product of oxidation of the metallic part of the matrix, formed mainly by Galena.
Adami Mine No. 2, Plaka Mines, Plaka, Lavrion Mining District, Attikí (Attica) Prefecture  Greece

Specimen size: 9.6 × 6.3 × 2.8 cm = 3.78” × 2.48” × 1.10”

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

Former collection of Michel Perraudin



Cerussite with Wulfenite.
Cerussite with Wulfenite.
Cerussite with Wulfenite.
Azurite
Azurite.
Azurite.
Azurite  

XM65TG: Nodular growths of small lenticular Azurite crystals with a very vivid and uniform color, on a rock matrix, with small coatings of Malachite.
Plaka Mines, Plaka, Lavrion Mining District, Attikí (Attica) Prefecture  Greece (20/02/2013)

Specimen size: 3.2 × 3 × 2 cm = 1.26” × 1.18” × 0.79”

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




Azurite
Azurite  

XM60TL: Nodular growths of small lenticular Azurite crystals with a very vivid and uniform color, on a rock matrix, with small coatings of Malachite.
Plaka Mines, Plaka, Lavrion Mining District, Attikí (Attica) Prefecture  Greece (20/02/2013)

Specimen size: 3.5 × 3.4 × 2.8 cm = 1.38” × 1.34” × 1.10”

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




Azurite.
Azurite
Azurite.
Azurite.
Azurite  

XM70TK: Nodular growths of small lenticular Azurite crystals with a very vivid and uniform color, on a rock matrix, with small coatings of Malachite.
Plaka Mines, Plaka, Lavrion Mining District, Attikí (Attica) Prefecture  Greece (20/02/2013)

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

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




Azurite
Azurite  

XM70TJ: Nodular growths of small lenticular Azurite crystals with a very vivid and uniform color, on a rock matrix, with small coatings of Malachite.
Plaka Mines, Plaka, Lavrion Mining District, Attikí (Attica) Prefecture  Greece (20/02/2013)

Specimen size: 3.9 × 2.7 × 1.8 cm = 1.54” × 1.06” × 0.71”

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




Azurite.
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 = 1.54” × 1.22” × 1.10”

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




Linarite with Brochantite and Quartz
 

EX16AK3: Aggregates of very sharp, brilliant, acicular Linarite crystals with very bright color. In a limonite matrix with Quartz, Brochantite growths, and an unknown light blue species, probably Caledonite.
King Arthur Mine, Kirki Mines, Évros Prefecture, Thrace (Thráki) Department  Greece (03-04/2013)

Specimen size: 3.8 × 3.2 × 3.1 cm = 1.50” × 1.26” × 1.22”

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




Linarite with Brochantite and Quartz. Linarite with Brochantite and Quartz.
Linarite with Brochantite and Quartz
Linarite with Brochantite and Quartz. Linarite with Brochantite and Quartz.
 

EK14AK3: Fan-like aggregate of very sharp, brilliant, and very brightly colored, acicular Linarite crystals, in a limonite matrix with Brochantite growths and small Quartz crystals.
King Arthur Mine, Kirki Mines, Évros Prefecture, Thrace (Thráki) Department  Greece (03-04/2013)

Specimen size: 5 × 3.4 × 3 cm = 1.97” × 1.34” × 1.18”

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




Linarite with Cerussite, Brochantite and Quartz
Linarite with Cerussite, Brochantite and Quartz  

XM120EK: Coatings of translucent Linarite crystals with sharp crystal forms, bright luster and a very vivid color, on a limonite matrix. Associated with Quartz, green coatings of Brochantite, and small crystals of Cerussite.
King Arthur Mine, Kirki Mines, Évros Prefecture, Thrace (Thráki) Department  Greece (03-04/2013)

Specimen size: 6.6 × 4.7 × 4,2 cm = 2.60” × 1.85” × 1.57”

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




Linarite with Cerussite, Brochantite and Quartz.
Linarite with Cerussite, Brochantite and Quartz.

Adamite (cuprian variety) from Lavrion

Adamite (variety cuprian) with Smithsonite
Adamite (variety cuprian) with Smithsonite. Adamite (variety cuprian) with Smithsonite.
 

MC11X8: Spheroidal growths of Adamite (variety cuprian) 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 = 1.38” × 1.34” × 0.63”




Adamite (variety cuprian)
 

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 = 2.01” × 1.77” × 1.50”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



Adamite (variety cuprian). Adamite (variety cuprian).
Adamite (variety cuprian)
Adamite (variety cuprian). Adamite (variety cuprian).
 

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 = 2.64” × 2.28” × 1.69”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV




HUNGARY

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 = 2.52” × 1.89” × 1.50”

Intense fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV



Opal (variety hyalite). Opal (variety hyalite).
Opal (variety hyalite) with Aragonite
Opal (variety hyalite) with Aragonite. 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 = 2.60” × 1.42” × 1.50”

Intense fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV




ITALY

Quartz (variety amethyst) with Calcite

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Quartz (variety amethyst) with Calcite
 

SV2100TPA: Group of Quartz crystals (variety amethyst) growing preferentially in two directions, on matrix with small globular Calcite crystals, with good luster and uniform color.
The specimen comes from finds made in the Capurru quarry during the year 2008.
Capurru Quarry, Osilo, Sassari Province, Sardinia/Sardegna  Italy (±2008)

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

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 0.7 cm = 0.71” × 0.28”




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

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TPT67AQ1: Isolated crystals of Quartz (variety amethyst), one of them clearly dominant, with parallel growths and some scepters, very transparent, with good luster and a very uniform color. In matrix with small Calcite crystals.
Capurru Quarry, Osilo, Sassari Province, Sardinia/Sardegna  Italy

Specimen size: 10.2 × 9.5 × 6.7 cm = 4.02” × 3.74” × 2.64”

Main crystal size: 2.7 × 1.3 cm = 1.06” × 0.51”




Anglesite with Galena
Anglesite with Galena  

MA47AL4: Group of Anglesite crystals, two of them clearly dominant, rich in faces, much more transparent and lustrous than usual for the locality and on a matrix of granular Galena. A European classic both for the species and the locality.
The specimen comes from an old WWII era German collection. Along with the specimen we will send the buyer the old label.
Monteponi Mine, Iglesias, Sud Sardegna Province, Sardinia/Sardegna  Italy

Specimen size: 5.3 × 4.1 × 2.6 cm = 2.09” × 1.61” × 1.02”

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

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

minID: EAQ-R16



Anglesite with Galena. Anglesite with Galena.
Anglesite
Anglesite. 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, Sud Sardegna Province, Sardinia/Sardegna  Italy (03/1979)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 4.6 × 2.5 cm = 2.52” × 1.81” × 0.98”

Main crystal size: 5.7 × 2.1 cm = 2.24” × 0.83”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



Anglesite with Galena
 

ER90AL8: Extraordinarily elongated dipyramidal Anglesite crystals, one of them clearly dominant and doubly terminated, translucent, with a slightly yellowish white color and on a granular and microcrystalline Galena matrix. A rare Monteponi classic. We will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Monteponi Mine, Iglesias, Sud Sardegna Province, Sardinia/Sardegna  Italy

Specimen size: 12.1 × 7.6 × 7.5 cm = 4.76” × 2.99” × 2.95”

Main crystal size: 2.4 × 0.5 cm = 0.94” × 0.20”

Fluorescent long & short UV



Anglesite with Galena. Anglesite with Galena.
Phosgenite with Galena
Phosgenite with Galena. Phosgenite with Galena.
Phosgenite with Galena  

VT91AE5: Partially doubly terminated Phosgenite crystal with the very well defined prismatic and pinacoidal forms. It is translucent, has a pale brown color and it is on a matrix of granular Galena. A good European classic.
Monteponi Mine, Iglesias, Sud Sardegna Province, Sardinia/Sardegna  Italy

Specimen size: 5.7 × 3.3 × 4.5 cm = 2.24” × 1.30” × 1.77”

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

Fluorescent long & short UV

With handwritten note from the Folch Collection (duplicates)



Phosgenite

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Phosgenite
 

TFR10AO4: Tabular Phosgenite crystals with very sharp crystal forms, between transparent and translucent, with good luster and a light brown color, on matrix. An excellent classic for both the locality and the species. The specimen is accompanied by a very old handwritten label, without direct reference to any specific collection.
Monteponi Mine, Iglesias, Sud Sardegna Province, Sardinia/Sardegna  Italy

Specimen size: 13.2 × 9.1 × 1.9 cm = 5.20” × 3.58” × 0.75”

Main crystal size: 2.8 × 1.4 cm = 1.10” × 0.55”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



Phosgenite. Phosgenite.
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/Sardegna  Italy

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

Main crystal size: 2 × 0.1 cm = 0.79” × 0.04”

Fluorescent short UV



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, Metropolitan City of Cagliari, Sardinia/Sardegna  Italy

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




Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.
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, Sud Sardegna Province, Sardinia/Sardegna  Italy

Specimen size: 12 × 10.5 × 7.5 cm = 4.72” × 4.13” × 2.95”

Minor fluorescence short UV

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani



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, Sud Sardegna Province, Sardinia/Sardegna  Italy

Specimen size: 11 × 8.8 × 4.5 cm = 4.33” × 3.46” × 1.77”

Main crystal size: 6.6 × 4 cm = 2.60” × 1.57”

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani



Smithsonite after Calcite. Smithsonite after Calcite.
Smithsonite after Calcite.
Pyrite with Hematite
Pyrite with Hematite. Photo: Joaquim Callén
Photo: Joaquim Callén
Pyrite with Hematite.
Pyrite with Hematite  

XM180JM: Pyritohedral crystals of Pyrite, one of them very aerial and clearly dominant, with deep indentations that correspond to lamellar crystals of disappeared Hematite, some of which is still present in the specimen as remnants. An Italian classic.
Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany  Italy

Specimen size: 10.2 × 5.6 × 6.9 cm = 4.02” × 2.20” × 2.72”

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




Aragonite with Sulphur

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Aragonite with Sulphur
 

SV220NNB: Floater aggregate formed by Aragonite crystals with hexagonal outlines and short whitish grey prism faces. On matrix, accompanied by a crystalline mass of Sulfur with strong color contrast.
A classic of Italian sulfur mining.
Cozzo Disi Mine, Casteltermini, Agrigento (Girgenti) Province, Sicily  Italy

Specimen size: 12.2 × 8.7 × 4.4 cm = 4.80” × 3.43” × 1.73”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 1.2 cm = 0.63” × 0.47”




Aragonite with Sulphur. Front
Front
Aragonite with Sulphur. Side
Side
Aragonite with Sulphur.
Sulphur with Celestine
Sulphur with Celestine.

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TC2150DRB: Group of Sulphur crystals with a truncated bipyramidal shape and with sharp crystal forms. Translucent, with good luster, a very vivid color and a small matrix with Celestine crystals.
With a label from Lluís Daunis collection.
Racalmuto Mine, Racalmuto, Agrigento (Girgenti) Province, Sicily  Italy

Specimen size: 5 × 4.4 × 2.8 cm = 1.97” × 1.73” × 1.10”

Main crystal size: 3.1 × 2.7 cm = 1.22” × 1.06”

With label from the Lluís Daunis Collection



Celestine with Sulfur
Celestine with Sulfur  

HM170NL: Centric groups of tapered Celestine crystals with well defined faces and edges and sharp terminations, between transparent and translucent, shiny and with a brown color. On matrix, with Native Sulphur.
The specimen comes from the Carlos Prieto Paramio collection, whose label we will send to the buyer.
Agrigento (Girgenti) Province, Sicily  Italy (±1990)

Specimen size: 6.8 × 4.7 × 4.2 cm = 2.68” × 1.85” × 1.65”

Main crystal size: 3 × 0.3 cm = 1.18” × 0.12”

Former collection of Carlos Prieto Paramio



Celestine with Sulfur.
Sulphur with Calcite
Sulphur with Calcite. Front
Front
Sulphur with Calcite. Side
Side
Sulphur with Calcite.

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NVX68AO5: Isolated Sulphur crystals with very sharp crystal forms and with polycrystalline growths, translucent, with good luster and a very vivid color. On a matrix of Calcite microcrystals.
The specimen comes from the collection of Santiago Jiménez who, especially in the 1980s and '90s, put together an excellent collection with a very good representation of the mineralogy of northern Spain.
Agrigento (Girgenti) Province, Sicily  Italy

Specimen size: 8.4 × 6.6 × 3.7 cm = 3.31” × 2.60” × 1.46”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 2.3 cm = 0.98” × 0.91”

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Former collection of Santiago Jiménez García



Calcite with Sulphur

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BRR89AP3: Scalenohedral crystal of Calcite covered by a second generation of botryoidal Calcite crystals and Sulphur crystals with sharp crystal forms. Different.
Agrigento (Girgenti) Province, Sicily  Italy

Specimen size: 16.8 ×10.2 × 6.6 cm = 6.61” × 4.02” × 2.60”

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

Fluorescent long & short UV



Calcite with Sulphur. Front
Front
Calcite with Sulphur. Side
Side
Calcite with Sulphur.
Sulphur with Calcite
Sulphur with Calcite. Front
Front
Sulphur with Calcite. Side
Side
Sulphur with Calcite.
Sulphur with Calcite  

TG67AL5: Group on matrix of Calcite of Sulphur crystals with sharp faces and edges, bright and with changes in color, between yellow and orange. A Sicilian classic. The specimen is accompanied by an old label that does not include the original collection.
Enna (Castrogiovanni), Enna Province, Sicily  Italy

Specimen size: 9.2 × 6.8 × 2.5 cm = 3.62” × 2.68” × 0.98”

Main crystal size: 3.5 × 2.6 cm = 1.38” × 1.02”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV

minID: 2LD-LJ5



Celestine with Sulphur

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Celestine with Sulphur
 

SM160HAT: Druse with centered aggregates of short prismatic crystals of Celestine that are translucent, lustrous and snow-white in color, with small crystals of Sulphur with a dipyramidal habit on the back of the piece.
Caltanissetta Province, Sicily  Italy

Specimen size: 15.5 × 9.9 × 4.1 cm = 6.10” × 3.90” × 1.61”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 0.4 cm = 0.59” × 0.16”




Celestine with Sulphur. Front
Front
Celestine with Sulphur. Rear
Rear
Dolomite with Quartz
Dolomite with Quartz.
Dolomite with Quartz  

HM110EV: White rhombohedral Dolomite crystals on matrix, among which a clearly dominant group stands out in the upper part of the specimen. An Italian alpine classic.
Traversella Mine, Traversella, Chiusella Valley, Canavese District, Metropolitan City of Turin Province, Piedmont (Piemonte)  Italy

Specimen size: 12.2 × 7.3 × 3.3 cm = 4.80” × 2.87” × 1.30”

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




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, Metropolitan City of Turin Province, Piedmont (Piemonte)  Italy

Specimen size: 6 × 2.3 × 1.2 cm = 2.36” × 0.91” × 0.47”

Type locality

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani



Canavesite with Pyrite. Canavesite with Pyrite.
Piemontite with Braunite
Piemontite with Braunite.

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TFR14AP7: Deformed acicular Piemontite crystals with a reddish color, on matrix, with black aggregates of Braunite.
An Italian classic, from the type locality for the species, which comes to us from the old collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon and which has an old handwritten label with the specimen information attached to the back.
Saint-Marcel, Aosta Valley (Val d'Aosta)  Italy

Specimen size: 4.9 × 3.7 × 2.2 cm = 1.93” × 1.46” × 0.87”

Type locality

Former collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon



Vesuvianite (doubly terminated)

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TDA26AP9: Parallel growth of two crystals with good terminations, translucent, very lustrous and deep green. An alpine classic.
Bellecombe, Châtillon, Aosta Valley (Val d'Aosta)  Italy

Specimen size: 2.4 × 2.3 × 1.4 cm = 0.94” × 0.91” × 0.55”

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




Vesuvianite (doubly terminated).
Andradite with Clinochlore
Andradite with Clinochlore. Andradite with Clinochlore.
 

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

Specimen size: 7.8 × 5.2 × 3.8 cm = 3.07” × 2.05” × 1.50”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.4 cm = 0.28” × 0.16”

Former collection of Pedro Goy. Number 109




KOSOVO

Calcite with Sphalerite
 

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 = 4.88” × 3.74” × 1.81”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 2.3 cm = 0.98” × 0.91”

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Calcite with Sphalerite. Front
Front
Calcite with Sphalerite. Side
Side
Arsenopyrite with Calcite, Pyrite, Sphalerite and Rhodochrosite
Arsenopyrite with Calcite, Pyrite, Sphalerite and Rhodochrosite. Arsenopyrite with Calcite, Pyrite, Sphalerite and Rhodochrosite.

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TFX76AO7: Very sharp Arsenopyrite crystals with simple shapes, a short prismatic habit, almost equant and very lustrous. On matrix and with twinned Sphalerite crystals, white translucent lenticular Calcite crystals, Pyrite, and Rhodochrosite.
Stan Trg (Stari Trg) Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo (2000-2021)

Specimen size: 10.2 × 6 × 3.2 cm = 4.02” × 2.36” × 1.26”

Main crystal size: 2.7 × 2.3 cm = 1.06” × 0.91”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Ferat Voca



Arsenopyrite with Rhodochrosite, Quartz and Pyrite after Pyrrhotite

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TTP99AP3: Stalactitic druse of prismatic Arsenopyrite crystals, very sharp and shiny, with aggregates of rhombohedral crystals of Rhodochrosite, small white crystals of Quartz and lamellar hexagonal groups of Pyrite crystals pseudomorphing Pyrrhotite. The specimen comes from Ferat Voca, a former worker in this classic mine.
Stan Trg (Stari Trg) Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo (2000-2021)

Specimen size: 15.8 × 6.2 × 5.9 cm = 6.22” × 2.44” × 2.32”

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

Former collection of Ferat Voca



Arsenopyrite with Rhodochrosite, Quartz and Pyrite after Pyrrhotite. Arsenopyrite with Rhodochrosite, Quartz and Pyrite after Pyrrhotite.
Arsenopyrite with Rhodochrosite, Quartz and Pyrite after Pyrrhotite.
Dolomite with Calcite
Dolomite with Calcite. Front
Front
Dolomite with Calcite. Rear
Rear
Dolomite with Calcite.
 

EE87AL4: Floater group of white rhombohedral Dolomite crystals that form parallel polycrystalline aggregates and are partially coated with some Calcite crystals.
Stan Trg (Stari Trg) Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo (2002)

Specimen size: 14.3 × 8.9 × 4.4 cm = 5.63” × 3.50” × 1.73”


minID: 5L4-RM0



Pyrite with Arsenopyrite, Boulangerite inclusions and Quartz

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TPB56AO4: Nest of very shiny Pyrite crystals, outlined by globular Calcite growths with Boulangerite inclusions, on matrix. With Quartz, and very sharp crystals of Arsenopyrite.
Stan Trg (Stari Trg) Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo (2000-2021)

Specimen size: 6.8 × 5.9 × 3.2 cm = 2.68” × 2.32” × 1.26”

Former collection of Ferat Voca



Pyrite with Arsenopyrite, Boulangerite inclusions and Quartz. Pyrite with Arsenopyrite, Boulangerite inclusions and Quartz.
Pyrite with Calcite
Pyrite with Calcite. Front
Front
Pyrite with Calcite. Side
Side
 

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 = 2.91” × 2.64” × 2.32”

Main crystal size: 4.7 × 4.7 cm = 1.85” × 1.85”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV



Pyrite with Calcite, Sphalerite and Quartz

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Pyrite with Calcite, Sphalerite and Quartz
 

SV2160TTX: Group of cubic crystals of Pyrite, very shiny, with deep golden reflections, with marked striations on the faces and intergrown in a matrix formed by a crystalline mass of Sphalerite that forms crystals at the ends of the specimen. Adorned with flattened lenticular crystals of Calcite and water-clear crystals of Quartz at the base, providing a beautiful color contrast.
The Trepča mining complex is one of the largest polymetallic deposits in the world and for many years has provided collectors with exceptional pieces of Sphalerite, as well as various combinations of sulfides and carbonates as shown in this specimen, from the ex-Ferat Voca collection.
Stan Trg (Stari Trg) Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo (2000-2021)

Specimen size: 9 × 7.4 × 3.4 cm = 3.54” × 2.91” × 1.34”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.6 cm = 0.79” × 0.63”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Ferat Voca



Pyrite with Calcite, Sphalerite and Quartz. Pyrite with Calcite, Sphalerite and Quartz.
Pyrite with Sphalerite and Calcite
Pyrite with Sphalerite and Calcite. Pyrite with Sphalerite and Calcite.

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Pyrite with Sphalerite and Calcite
 

SV2170TMB: Group of very shiny cubic Pyrite crystals with deep golden reflections, with striations on the faces and intergrown in a matrix formed by a crystalline mass of Sphalerite that shows well-developed and twinned crystals, very lustrous, on the front face of the specimen. It is adorned by flattened lenticular crystals of Calcite, mainly as ridges at the top of the piece.
The Trepča mining complex is one of the largest polymetallic deposits in the world and for many years has yielded exceptional pieces of Sphalerite, as well as varied combinations of sulfides and carbonates as shown in this specimen, from the ex-Ferat Voca collection.
Stan Trg (Stari Trg) Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo (2000-2021)

Specimen size: 10.4 × 7.1 × 4.3 cm = 4.09” × 2.80” × 1.69”

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

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Ferat Voca



Pyrite with Quartz

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TGG46AO5: Group of very sharp Pyrite crystals, shiny and with a very uniform iridescence of bronze tones, lustrous, on matrix, associated with Quartz crystals and small lenticular rhombohedral Calcite crystals.
Stan Trg (Stari Trg) Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo (2000-2021)

Specimen size: 10.7 × 6 × 3.5 cm = 4.21” × 2.36” × 1.38”

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

Former collection of Ferat Voca



Pyrite with Quartz. Pyrite with Quartz.
Pyrite and Sphalerite with Calcite
Pyrite and Sphalerite with Calcite. Pyrite and Sphalerite with Calcite.
Pyrite and Sphalerite with Calcite.

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TLR47AO4: Nest of Pyrite crystals with the dominant forms of the pentadodecahedron, very shiny, with twinned Sphalerite crystals and bordered by white translucent lenticular Calcite crystals.
Stan Trg (Stari Trg) Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo (2000-2021)

Specimen size: 8.2 × 7.8 × 4.3 cm = 3.23” × 3.07” × 1.69”

Main crystal size: 2.6 × 1.6 cm = 1.02” × 0.63”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Ferat Voca



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 = 5.43” × 3.23” × 2.83”

Fluorescent long & short UV



Pyrite with Calcite. Pyrite with Calcite.
Pyrite after Pyrrhotite with Calcite
Pyrite after Pyrrhotite with Calcite. Front
Front
Pyrite after Pyrrhotite with Calcite. Side
Side
 

EF86AK6: Pyrite crystals with deformed cubic habit, very lustrous, pseudomorphing hexagonal Pyrrhotite crystals and partially coated with small white crystals of Calcite. A fine miniature, very aesthetic and bright.
Stan Trg (Stari Trg) Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo (2010)

Specimen size: 4.1 × 3.9 × 2.5 cm = 1.61” × 1.54” × 0.98”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV



Pyrite with Quartz and Calcite

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Pyrite with Quartz and Calcite
 

SV110TTV: Group of very sharp and shiny Pyrite crystals showing cube and pentadodecahedron faces, some with marked striations, together with groups of water-clear Quartz crystals arranged in divergent habit. The Trepča mining complex is one of the largest polymetallic deposits in the world, and for many years it provided, and still provides, exceptional pieces of sulphides, as shown by this specimen that comes from the Ferat Voca collection.
Stan Trg (Stari Trg) Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo (2000-2021)

Specimen size: 8.4 × 7.2 × 5.4 cm = 3.31” × 2.83” × 2.13”

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

Former collection of Ferat Voca



Pyrite with Quartz and Calcite.
Pyrite with Quartz and Calcite.
Pyrite after Pyrrhotite and with Sphalerite
Pyrite after Pyrrhotite and with Sphalerite.

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Pyrite after Pyrrhotite and with Sphalerite
 

HM140EC: Druse of Pyrite crystals with a bright luster and a deformed cubic habit along with small faces of other crystal forms, pseudomorphic after Pyrrhotite crystals with a clearly hexagonal outline, and partially covered by twinned Sphalerite crystals.
Stan Trg (Stari Trg) Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo (2012)

Specimen size: 8.6 × 5.6 × 3.7 cm = 3.39” × 2.20” × 1.46”

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




Pyrite after Pyrrhotite with Galena, Arsenopyrite, Sphalerite and Chalcopyrite

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TBT76AO6: Brilliant cubic Pyrite crystals with polycrystalline growths, forming pseudomorphs after Pyrrhotite crystals with a hexagonal outline. On matrix, with well differentiated crystals of Galena, Sphalerite, Chalcopyrite and Arsenopyrite, the latter very abundant and extraordinarily sharp and shiny.
Stan Trg (Stari Trg) Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo (2000-2020)

Specimen size: 8.8 × 6.8 × 2.4 cm = 3.46” × 2.68” × 0.94”

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

Former collection of Ferat Voca



Pyrite after Pyrrhotite with Galena, Arsenopyrite, Sphalerite and Chalcopyrite. Pyrite after Pyrrhotite with Galena, Arsenopyrite, Sphalerite and Chalcopyrite.
Pyrite after Pyrrhotite with Galena and Calcite
Pyrite after Pyrrhotite with Galena and Calcite. Pyrite after Pyrrhotite with Galena and Calcite.
 

EH47AK6: Druse of Pyrite crystals with deformed cubic habit, very lustrous, pseudomorphing hexagonal Pyrrhotite crystals with vertices bordered by white lenticular crystals of Calcite. On matrix, with Sphalerite.
Stan Trg (Stari Trg) Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo (2019)

Specimen size: 11.4 × 7.8 × 5.6 cm = 4.49” × 3.07” × 2.20”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV



Pyrite after Pyrrhotite with Galena, Calcite, Quartz and Dolomite

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NFX90AN9: Large pseudomorphs with a hexagonal outline of Pyrite after Pyrrhotite crystals, with coatings of complex white Calcite crystals, cubo-octahedral Galena crystals and small Quartz and Dolomite crystals. An old piece, since the mine is not currently producing this type of specimen with large Galena crystals.
Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo

Specimen size: 16 × 12.5 × 10.5 cm = 6.30” × 4.92” × 4.13”

Main crystal size: 9.3 × 6.8 cm = 3.66” × 2.68”

Calcite minor fluorescence long & short UV



Pyrite after Pyrrhotite with Galena, Calcite, Quartz and Dolomite. Front
Front
Pyrite after Pyrrhotite with Galena, Calcite, Quartz and Dolomite. Side
Side
Pyrite after Pyrrhotite with Galena, Calcite, Quartz and Dolomite.
Sphalerite with Calcite
Sphalerite with Calcite. Sphalerite with Calcite.

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Sphalerite with Calcite
 

SV2220TFB: Aggregate of complex twinned crystals of Sphalerite of deep black color, great luster, and with perfectly defined faces and edges with marked striations on some of the crystal faces and some dissolution figures, and partially coated by a multitude of whitish Calcite crystals in aggregates forming rosettes in strong color contrast.
The Trepča mining complex is one of the largest polymetallic deposits in the world and for many years has yielded exceptional pieces of Sphalerite, as well as various combinations of sulfides and carbonates as shown in this specimen, from the ex-Ferat Voca collection.
Stan Trg (Stari Trg) Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo (2000-2021)

Specimen size: 5.8 × 5.4 × 2.4 cm = 2.28” × 2.13” × 0.94”

Main crystal size: 4.5 × 3.1 cm = 1.77” × 1.22”

Former collection of Ferat Voca



Sphalerite with Pyrite and Pyrite after Pyrrhotite
Sphalerite with Pyrite and Pyrite after Pyrrhotite  

TC260ED: Twinned crystal of Sphalerite (variety marmatite) on matrix with very well defined faces and edges. It occurs with Pyrite crystals with a deformed cubic habit and with other Pyrites that are pseudomorphs after hexagonal Pyrrhotite crystals.
Stan Trg (Stari Trg) Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo (2012)

Specimen size: 9.1 × 7.3 × 7.4 cm = 3.58” × 2.87” × 2.91”

Main crystal size: 4.4 × 3.4 cm = 1.73” × 1.34”




Sphalerite with Pyrite and Pyrite after Pyrrhotite.
Sphalerite with Pyrite and Pyrite after Pyrrhotite.
Sphalerite with Calcite and Dolomite
Sphalerite with Calcite and Dolomite.
Sphalerite with Calcite and Dolomite.

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Sphalerite with Calcite and Dolomite
 

SM480GPD: Druse of large twinned Sphalerite crystals with very sharp crystal forms, on matrix, and partially covered by complex Calcite crystals and rhombohedral Dolomite crystals with curved faces and edges.
The specimen comes from the Pedro Goy collection and has a higher quality than usual for this locality due to the large size of the crystals.
Stan Trg (Stari Trg) Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo

Specimen size: 13.9 × 11.3 × 3.8 cm = 5.47” × 4.45” × 1.50”

Main crystal size: 4 × 3.6 cm = 1.57” × 1.42”

Former collection of Pedro Goy



Galena with Arsenopyrite and Rhodochrosite

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TFA66AO5: Shiny cubo-octahedral Galena crystals, with very sharp crystal forms, on matrix, with very sharp and lustrous Arsenopyrite crystals and small rhombohedral Rhodochrosite crystals.
Stan Trg (Stari Trg) Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo (2000-2021)

Specimen size: 8.4 × 5.4 × 4.2 cm = 3.31” × 2.13” × 1.65”

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

Former collection of Ferat Voca



Galena with Arsenopyrite and Rhodochrosite. Galena with Arsenopyrite and Rhodochrosite.
Galena after Pyrrhotite with Pyrite, Sphalerite and Calcite
Galena after Pyrrhotite with Pyrite, Sphalerite and Calcite.

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Galena after Pyrrhotite with Pyrite, Sphalerite and Calcite
 

HM190ED: Druse of Galena pseudomorphs after Pyrrhotite crystals, partially covered by Pyrite with a deformed cubic habit. On matrix, with twinned crystals of Sphalerite and crystals of Calcite.
Stan Trg (Stari Trg) Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo (2018)

Specimen size: 8.7 × 7.6 × 4.2 cm = 3.43” × 2.99” × 1.65”

Main crystal size: 7 × 4.5 cm = 2.76” × 1.77”




Bournonite with Sphalerite, Pyrite after Pyrrhotite and Galena
 

ET47AK1: Single Bournonite crystal, isolated, on a matrix of Galena after Pyrrhotite beveled by growths of complex crystals of Pyrite and with spherical crystals of Sphalerite. The specimen, from a very recent find, reminds us of the classic Bournonites of this mine, found in the past.
Stan Trg (Stari Trg) Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo (2019)

Specimen size: 9.7 × 4.6 × 2.8 cm = 3.82” × 1.81” × 1.10”

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




Bournonite with Sphalerite, Pyrite after Pyrrhotite and Galena. Bournonite with Sphalerite, Pyrite after Pyrrhotite and Galena.

NORWAY

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  Norway

Specimen size: 5.9 × 3 × 1 cm = 2.32” × 1.18” × 0.39”

Main crystal size: 5.9 × 0.2 cm = 2.32” × 0.08”





POLAND

Cerussite on Galena

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Cerussite on Galena
 

ELY14AP6: Group of superficially altered Galena crystals covered by small twinned Cerussite crystals, between transparent and translucent and of a light cream color.
A true classic of European mineralogy, which comes from the collection of Michel Perraudin (number 055) and is accompanied by a handwritten note stating that it was obtained in an exchange with the Cracow Mineralogical Group in 1993.
Trzebionka Mine, Trzebinia, Chrzanów District , Małopolskie  Poland

Specimen size: 5.6 × 5.2 × 3.1 cm = 2.20” × 2.05” × 1.22”

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

Former collection of Michel Perraudin



Cerussite on Galena. Cerussite on Galena.
Baryte
Baryte. Front
Front
Baryte. Rear
Rear

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EFM66AO0: Very aerial growth with book-like aggregates of lamellar Baryte crystals, flattened, very sharp, with curvatures, translucent and with a color between yellow and brown.
Lubin Mine, Lubin, Lubin District, Legnica, Lower Silesia  Poland

Specimen size: 8.3 × 2.5 × 1.5 cm = 3.27” × 0.98” × 0.59”

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




Celestine
 

LM71AL0: Aggregate of thick and extraordinarily elongated Celestine crystals, which form very marked, translucent, parallel growths of very dense golden to smoky color. A classic from Poland that comes from the Philippe Morelon collection (No. 1013), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Machów Mine, Tarnobrzeg, Subcarpathian Voivodeship  Poland

Specimen size: 12 × 5.4 × 4.9 cm = 4.72” × 2.13” × 1.93”

Main crystal size: 10 × 2.1 cm = 3.94” × 0.83”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Philippe Morelon

minID: GQF-PD6



Celestine. Front
Front
Celestine. Rear
Rear
Celestine.

ROMANIA

Cavnic area (Maramures)

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

HM140EQ: Water-clear Quartz crystals on a matrix of twinned Sphalerite crystals (variety marmatite) with very sharp disphenoidal crystals of Chalcopyrite
Former collection of Ignacio Hernández
Cavnic mining area, Cavnic, Maramures  Romania

Specimen size: 8.3 × 4.5 × 2.3 cm = 3.27” × 1.77” × 0.91”

Main crystal size: 7.2 × 1.2 cm = 2.83” × 0.47”

Former collection of Ignacio Hernández



Tetrahedrite with Quartz and Pyrite

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Tetrahedrite with Quartz and Pyrite
 

XM2240MBA: Group of very sharp and brilliantly shiny tetrahedral crystals of Tetrahedrite, implanted on matrix and accompanied by small white Quartz crystals and Pyrite crystals. Comes from what was an important mining district in Eastern Europe, via the Terrae Genesis Museum located in the French town of Le Syndicat, in the Vosges mountains.
Cavnic mining area, Cavnic, Maramures  Romania

Specimen size: 9 × 6.8 × 3 cm = 3.54” × 2.68” × 1.18”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.6 cm = 0.47” × 0.24”

Former Museum Terrae Genesis (Vosges, France)



Tetrahedrite with Quartz and Pyrite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Tetrahedrite with Quartz and Pyrite.
Bournonite with Sphalerite and Quartz
Bournonite with Sphalerite and Quartz. Bournonite with Sphalerite and Quartz.

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BBX90AP4: Twinned Bournonite crystals with excellent crystal forms, lustrous, and on matrix, with translucent and caramel-colored crystals of Sphalerite and small white Quartz crystals.
The specimen comes from an important European collection.
Cavnic mining area, Cavnic, Maramures  Romania

Specimen size: 14.6 × 10.8 × 4.3 cm = 5.75” × 4.25” × 1.69”

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




Rhodochrosite with Quartz
 

EL96Y9: Coralloid growths of Rhodochrosite microcrystals, very aerial and with a very good pink color. They are on matrix, with crystals of Quartz, Sphalerite and Pyrite.
Boldut Mine, Cavnic mining area, Cavnic, Maramures  Romania (1960-1970)

Specimen size: 8.5 × 8.2 × 4.4 cm = 3.35” × 3.23” × 1.73”

Type locality

Former collection of Uwe Niemeyer



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

EE87Y9: Coralloid growths of Rhodochrosite microcrystals, very aerial and with a very good pink color. They are on matrix, with crystals of Quartz, Sphalerite and Pyrite.
Boldut Mine, Cavnic mining area, Cavnic, Maramures  Romania (1960-1970)

Specimen size: 11.5 × 9.7 × 5 cm = 4.53” × 3.82” × 1.97”

Type locality

Former collection of Uwe Niemeyer




Herja Mine (Maramures)

Galena with Sphalerite and Calcite

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EJK67AP9: Group of cubo-octahedral crystals of Galena with curious dissolution forms on the edges. Brilliant and on a matrix covered by small Sphalerite crystals and with Calcite.
Herja Mine, Chiuzbaia, Baia Sprie, Maramures  Romania

Specimen size: 6.2 × 5 × 5.4 cm = 2.44” × 1.97” × 2.13”

Main crystal size: 3.3 × 3.1 cm = 1.30” × 1.22”




Galena with Sphalerite and Calcite. Galena with Sphalerite and Calcite.
Calcite with Boulangerite inclusions
Calcite with Boulangerite inclusions. Front
Front
Calcite with Boulangerite inclusions. Top
Top
 

MC64Y7: Floater group of uniaxial Calcite growths of very flattened rombohedrons that show very distinct color zoning, one with whitish tones, the other grayish black due to Boulangerite inclusions.
Herja Mine, Chiuzbaia, Baia Sprie, Maramures  Romania (10/2003)

Specimen size: 5.3 × 3 × 3.3 cm = 2.09” × 1.18” × 1.30”




Calcite with Boulangerite inclusions

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Calcite with Boulangerite inclusions
 

TC560CT: Spheroidal rosettes of very flattened rhombohedral Calcite crystals, black in color due to the inclusions of fibrous Boulangerite crystals. A typical curiosity of the Maramures mining area, an area that is now only a memory.
Herja Mine, Chiuzbaia, Baia Sprie, Maramures  Romania

Specimen size: 13.6 × 10.1 × 7.9 cm = 5.35” × 3.98” × 3.11”




Calcite with Boulangerite inclusions.
Bournonite with Sphalerite and Pyrite
Bournonite with Sphalerite and Pyrite. Bournonite with Sphalerite and Pyrite.

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ET51AI4: Druse of Bournonite crystals forming cyclic twins with very well defined parallel polycrystalline growths. They are very bright and are with groups of black Sphalerite crystals and small Pyrite crystals.
Herja Mine, Chiuzbaia, Baia Sprie, Maramures  Romania (1960-1970)

Specimen size: 11.5 × 10.2 × 4.1 cm = 4.53” × 4.02” × 1.61”

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





Baia Sprie area (Maramures)

Calcite
 

TAP14AO3: Very aerial group of complex Calcite crystals with a spheroidal shape, extraordinarily transparent and lustrous, completely water-clear and with a uniform faintly violet tone.
We will send the buyer the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. (Bob) Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Baia Sprie Mine, Baia Sprie, Maramures  Romania

Specimen size: 2.4 × 2.4 × 1.5 cm = 0.94” × 0.94” × 0.59”

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

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Bob Noble



Calcite. Calcite.
Tetrahedrite with Quartz and Pyrite
Tetrahedrite with Quartz and Pyrite. Tetrahedrite with Quartz and Pyrite.
 

MR99AI4: Very sharp tetrahedrons of Tetrahedrite crystals that are extraordinarily bright and are on a matrix of Quartz crystals with groups of Sphalerite crystals and small Pyrite crystals. The sample is from the Uwe Niemeyer collection (Germany) whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
Baia Sprie Mine, Baia Sprie, Maramures  Romania (1964)

Specimen size: 13.8 × 12.7 × 4.8 cm = 5.43” × 5.00” × 1.89”

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

Former collection of Uwe Niemeyer




Other localities from the Maramures area

Siderite with Calcite and Sphalerite
Siderite with Calcite and Sphalerite  

ST96AE3: Two generations of Siderite crystals on matrix. The first forms a tapestry of small thick-tabular crystals with very well defined forms and the second is with larger polycrystalline aggregates with very curved faces.
The sample is with a label from the Stoppani collection that we’ll send to the buyer
Maramures  Romania

Specimen size: 12.5 × 10.8 × 4.2 cm = 4.92” × 4.25” × 1.65”

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

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani



Siderite with Calcite and Sphalerite. Siderite with Calcite and Sphalerite.
Siderite (variety sphärosiderite) with Baryte
Siderite (variety sphärosiderite) with Baryte. Siderite (variety sphärosiderite) with Baryte.
Siderite (variety sphärosiderite) with Baryte.
Siderite (variety sphärosiderite) with Baryte  

SG38AF0: Botryoidal Siderite traditionally well known as sphaerosiderite, on a rocky matrix with bluish and very bright, laminar Baryte crystals.
The sample is from the Francesco S. Stoppani collection (catalog number 0635), 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.
Baia Mare, Maramures  Romania

Specimen size: 13 × 8.3 × 3.8 cm = 5.12” × 3.27” × 1.50”

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani



Stibnite with Calcite
 

EJ27AC5: Aggregate of very bright Stibnite crystals on a Calcite matrix, with very well defined faces and edges and showing the characteristic habit of the crystals of Stibnite from this mine, very short, flattened and with excellent terminations. They are on a Calcite matrix, with Baryte.
Baiut, Maramures  Romania (±1970)

Specimen size: 5.6 × 5.4 × 5.6 cm = 2.20” × 2.13” × 2.20”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 1.4 cm = 0.87” × 0.55”

Former collection of Uwe Niemeyer



Stibnite with Calcite. Stibnite with Calcite.
Stibnite with Calcite
Stibnite with Calcite.
Stibnite with Calcite.
Stibnite with Calcite  

XM130EC: Very aerial radial aggregate of Stibnite crystals, on a Calcite matrix, with very well defined crystal forms, excellent terminations and with the typical Baiut habit, short and flattened.
The specimen comes from the Uwe Niemeyer collection.
Baiut, Maramures  Romania (±1970)

Specimen size: 6 × 4.8 × 3.8 cm = 2.36” × 1.89” × 1.50”

Main crystal size: 2 × 0.9 cm = 0.79” × 0.35”

Former collection of Uwe Niemeyer




Turt

Turt, Satu Mare. This was not really a new locality, as the mine has been active for many years. But what was new was that they began to find high quality specimens in this mine. That said, the finds were fairly infrequent and depended on the area of the mine being worked.

Chalcopyrite with Sphalerite

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MF96AO0: Chalcopyrite crystals of good size, with curvatures on the edges and very well defined polycrystalline growths. Brilliant, and implanted on a matrix of twinned Sphalerite crystals.
Turt Mine, Turt, Negresti-Oas, Oas Mountains, Satu Mare  Romania

Specimen size: 6.7 × 6 × 4.2 cm = 2.64” × 2.36” × 1.65”

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




Chalcopyrite with Sphalerite. Front
Front
Chalcopyrite with Sphalerite. Side
Side
Baryte with Galena, Siderite and Pyrite
Baryte with Galena, Siderite and Pyrite. Baryte with Galena, Siderite and Pyrite.
 

JV86X9: Parallel aggregate of doubly terminated Baryte crystals, sharp laminar and showing very well defined crystalline forms. They are transparent and bright and are on matrix, with Siderite, Galena and Pyrite crystals.
Turt Mine, Turt, Negresti-Oas, Oas Mountains, Satu Mare  Romania (±2001)

Specimen size: 6.6 × 4.1 × 2.4 cm = 2.60” × 1.61” × 0.94”

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Former collection of James Catmur



Siderite after Calcite with Pyrite
 

TR89AF6: Druse of very well defined rhombohedral Siderite crystals which are cast pseudomorphs after Calcite. During the process of the substitution, wall-like external shells were left behind. The siderite casts are on matrix, with small Pyrite crystals.
The sample is from the Vallecillo collection, Madrid.
Turt Mine, Turt, Negresti-Oas, Oas Mountains, Satu Mare  Romania

Specimen size: 14 × 10.7 × 4.9 cm = 5.51” × 4.21” × 1.93”

Main crystal size: 2.9 × 2.4 cm = 1.14” × 0.94”

Former collection of José Luis Vallecillo



Siderite after Calcite with Pyrite. Siderite after Calcite with Pyrite.
Siderite after Calcite with Pyrite.
Siderite with Pyrite
Siderite with Pyrite. Siderite with Pyrite.
 

TE69AG9: Growths of small Siderite crystals outlining the rhombohedral forms of much larger platy Siderite crystals, a product of crystallization of a second generation upon a first generation. Typical of samples from the extinct Turt mine.
Turt Mine, Turt, Negresti-Oas, Oas Mountains, Satu Mare  Romania

Specimen size: 14.3 × 9 × 4.8 cm = 5.63” × 3.54” × 1.89”





Other localities

Nagyágite on Rhodochrosite

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Nagyágite on Rhodochrosite
 

NNB16AO6: Groups of lamellar and lustrous Nagyágite crystals on a matrix with pale pink Rhodochrosite coatings. The specimen, a European classic from the type locality for the species, comes from the collection of Ignacio Gaspar Sintes (number NAG-2), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Sacarîmb (Nagyág), Deva, Hunedoara  Romania

Specimen size: 5.5 × 5.5 × 3.5 cm = 2.17” × 2.17” × 1.38”

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

Type locality

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar



Nagyágite on Rhodochrosite. Front
Front
Nagyágite on Rhodochrosite. Rear
Rear
Nagyágite on Rhodochrosite.
Nagyágite with Sylvanite and Quartz
Nagyágite with Sylvanite and Quartz. Nagyágite with Sylvanite and Quartz. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Nagyágite with Sylvanite and Quartz. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Nagyágite with Sylvanite and Quartz.

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Nagyágite with Sylvanite and Quartz
 

SV21800NXF: An important piece due not only to the minerals that form it, but by the very association of both species on the same piece, which is not common. Metallic grey Nagyagite crystals with preferentially oriented growths, are implanted in a slightly pink crystalline Quartz matrix and accompanied by darker lanceolate crystals of Sylvanite.
A historical specimen, obtained at the end of the 19th century, from a classic mining district in Romania that has deposits in which gold, silver and tellurium are exploited and that is the type locality (TL) for Nagyágite. From the collection of Ignacio Gaspar Sintes whose handwritten record we will send to the purchaser.
Sacarîmb (Nagyág), Deva, Hunedoara  Romania (±1850)

Specimen size: 6.9 × 4.6 × 1.1 cm = 2.72” × 1.81” × 0.43”

Type locality

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar



Nagyágite with Quartz
Nagyágite with Quartz  

NP46AN0: Unusually sharp lamellar crystals of Nagyágite and large for the species, somewhat lustrous, on a Quartz matrix.
The specimen, from one of the great classical localities for the species, comes from the Ignacio Gaspar Sintes collection (number NAG-8), whose catalogue entry we will send to the buyer.
Sacarîmb (Nagyág), Deva, Hunedoara  Romania (±1850)

Specimen size: 8.5 × 7.5 × 4.5 cm = 3.35” × 2.95” × 1.77”

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

Type locality



Nagyágite with Quartz. Nagyágite with Quartz.
Nagyágite with Quartz. Nagyágite with Quartz.
Galena with Pyrite and Calcite
Galena with Pyrite and Calcite. Galena with Pyrite and Calcite.
 

MC56Z9: Very sharp and bright cubo-octahedral Galena crystals on a matrix of small Pyrite crystals, with white Calcite. The Pyrite aggregate has a curious hood-like shape that probably corresponds to the surface of an old lost scalenohedral Calcite crystal.
Oradea, Bihor County  Romania

Specimen size: 5.8 × 5.8 × 3.7 cm = 2.28” × 2.28” × 1.46”

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

Former collection of Piroska Magyar




SLOVAK REPUBLIC

Euchroite
Euchroite  

TC55EE: Aggregate on matrix of very sharp lamellar Euchroite crystals, one of them clearly dominant, translucent and with a deep green color. An excellent miniature of this rare species.
Ľubietová (Libethen), Banská Bystrica  Slovak Republic (2003)

Specimen size: 1.8 × 1.5 × 0.8 cm = 0.71” × 0.59” × 0.31”

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




Euchroite.
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 = 1.77” × 1.50” × 0.98”

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




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 = 2.17” × 1.18” × 0.87”

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

Type locality



Libethenite with Dolomite. Libethenite with Dolomite.

SLOVENIA

Wulfenite
Wulfenite. Front
Front
Wulfenite. Detail
Detail
Wulfenite. Side
Side
Wulfenite. Detail
Detail

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BTR46AP1: Druse on matrix of tabular Wulfenite crystals with polycrystalline pyramidal terminations, with a very good luster and intense color and with geometric color zoning of different shades.
The specimen, a classic of great quality, comes from an important European collection.
Helena Mine, Crna (Schwarzenbach), Mežica Municipality, Carinthia Region  Slovenia

Specimen size: 11.3 × 9 × 6.7 cm = 4.45” × 3.54” × 2.64”

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





SWEDEN

Calcite
 

EK86AL4: Matrix group of complex Calcite crystals very rich in crystalline forms, some of them doubly terminated, with well defined phantoms that delimit two different growth phases. From a locality that has become a classic for Calcite.
Malmberget, Gällivare, Norrbotten, Lappland Province  Sweden

Specimen size: 6.4 × 5.4 × 4.9 cm = 2.52” × 2.13” × 1.93”

Main crystal size: 3.4 × 2 cm = 1.34” × 0.79”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV

minID: NPY-1JV



Calcite. Front
Front
Calcite. Side
Side

SWITZERLAND

Hematite with Quartz
Hematite with Quartz. Front
Front
Hematite with Quartz. Side
Side
Hematite with Quartz. Rear
Rear

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Hematite with Quartz
 

TC2280CF: Very aerial group of super sharp lamellar Hematite crystals, with brilliant luster and iridescent reflections, on matrix, with water-clear Quartz crystals.
Cavradi, Curnera Valley, Tujetsch (Tavetsch), Vorderrhein Valley, Grischun (Grisons; Graubünden)  Switzerland

Specimen size: 12.4 × 9.5 × 7.8 cm = 4.88” × 3.74” × 3.07”




Clinochlore (variety pennine) with Chrysotile

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TPB14AP7: Clinochlore crystal with very sharp crystal forms, prismatic habit and glossy luster, dark green in color with reddish tones (pennine variety), on a fibrous matrix of Chrysotile.
The specimen comes from the old collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon.
Rimpfischwäng Range, Findel Glacier area, Zermatt, Matt Valley, Zermatt - Saas Fee, Wallis (Valais)  Switzerland

Specimen size: 3.2 × 2.6 × 1.7 cm = 1.26” × 1.02” × 0.67”

Main crystal size: 1.9 × 0.8 cm = 0.75” × 0.31”

Former collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon



Clinochlore (variety pennine) with Chrysotile.
Hematite with Quartz (variety smoky)
Hematite with Quartz (variety smoky). Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Hematite with Quartz (variety smoky). Rear
Rear
Hematite with Quartz (variety smoky).

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MRB27AP3: Obtained at Munich 2022
Parallel growths of lamellar crystals of Hematite, very sharp, with a fine growth contact on one of the edges that may appear broken, but is not, sitting on a matrix of Quartz crystals (smoky variety)
Note the precision with which the location of discovery is given.
Turbealp, Turbe, Albrunhorn-Turbhorn area, Binn Valley (Binntal), Wallis (Valais)  Switzerland

Specimen size: 6.8 × 5.7 × 4.8 cm = 2.68” × 2.24” × 1.89”

Main crystal size: 4.2 × 3.6 cm = 1.65” × 1.42”




Quartz (variety smoky)
Quartz (variety smoky)  

XM80EJ: Group of smoky Quartz crystals with sharp crystal forms, transparent, very lustrous, and with a deep color.
Vorderes Galmihorn, Bächi Valley, Reckingen, Grafschaft, Goms, Wallis (Valais)  Switzerland (2010)

Specimen size: 6 × 3.8 × 5.1 cm = 2.36” × 1.50” × 2.01”

Main crystal size: 4.3 × 1.6 cm = 1.69” × 0.63”




Quartz (variety smoky).
Quartz (variety smoky) with Albite
Quartz (variety smoky) with Albite. Front
Front
Quartz (variety smoky) with Albite. Rear
Rear

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EAL89AP1: Two good sized Quartz crystals, very sharp, transparent, lustrous, with deep, dark, and uniform smoky tones, associated with small Albite crystals at the base.
Wallis (Valais)  Switzerland

Specimen size: 13.1 × 7.6 × 4 cm = 5.16” × 2.99” × 1.57”

Main crystal size: 13.1 × 2.5 cm = 5.16” × 0.98”




Quartz with inclusions

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TBC46AP7: Floater group of Quartz crystals, one of them clearly dominant, doubly terminated, with parallel growths that have created a very flattened habit, progressively decreasing from the center to the ends. The crystal is transparent and very lustrous, and comes from the former collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon.
Pizzo Centrale, Airolo, Central St Gotthard Massif, Leventina, Ticino (Tessin)  Switzerland

Specimen size: 5 × 2.3 × 2.3 cm = 1.97” × 0.91” × 0.91”

Main crystal size: 5 × 1.7 cm = 1.97” × 0.67”

Former collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon



Quartz with inclusions. Front
Front
Quartz with inclusions. Rear
Rear
Fluorapatite with Albite, Chlorite and Quartz
Fluorapatite with Albite, Chlorite and Quartz.

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TBA56AP7: Parallel growth of white, thick tabular Fluorapatite crystals, with good luster and with transparent zoning on the edges. On matrix, associated with small crystals of Albite with Chlorite inclusions and Quartz crystals.
The specimen comes from the old collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon.
Pizzo Centrale, Airolo, Central St Gotthard Massif, Leventina, Ticino (Tessin)  Switzerland

Specimen size: 4 × 2.9 × 2.2 cm = 1.57” × 1.14” × 0.87”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.6 cm = 0.35” × 0.24”

Former collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon



Axinite-(Fe) with Chlorite

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TXB16AP6: Very sharp crystals of Axinite-(Fe), transparent, with bright luster and a brown color with mauve tones, with Chlorite inclusions and on matrix.
The specimen, from a locality little known for the species, comes from the collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon.
Pizzo Centrale, Airolo, Central St Gotthard Massif, Leventina, Ticino (Tessin)  Switzerland

Specimen size: 3.4 × 3 × 2.7 cm = 1.34” × 1.18” × 1.06”

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

Former collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon



Axinite-(Fe) with Chlorite. Axinite-(Fe) with Chlorite.
Fluorapatite with Titanite, Orthoclase (variety adularia) and Chlorite
Fluorapatite with Titanite, Orthoclase (variety adularia) and Chlorite. Fluorapatite with Titanite, Orthoclase (variety adularia) and Chlorite.

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TYB17AP5: Tabular growths of very sharp Fluorapatite crystals, transparent and lustrous, on matrix, with Orthoclase crystals (adularia variety) and with Chlorite coatings which themselves cover twinned Titanite crystals.
The specimen comes from the collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon.
Pizzo Centrale, Airolo, Central St Gotthard Massif, Leventina, Ticino (Tessin)  Switzerland

Specimen size: 8 × 5.2 × 3.5 cm = 3.15” × 2.05” × 1.38”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 0.8 cm = 0.63” × 0.31”

Former collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon



Orthoclase (variety adularia) with Chlorite
 

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 = 3.86” × 2.44” × 1.89”

Former collection of A. Mayor

Minor fluorescence short UV



Orthoclase (variety adularia) with Chlorite. Front
Front
Orthoclase (variety adularia) with Chlorite. Rear
Rear
Calcite (variety "papierspat") with Chlorite, Orthoclase and Quartz
Calcite (variety
Front
Calcite (variety
Rear
Calcite (variety  

VF37AE7: Floater aggregate of Calcite crystals with oriented faces forming parallel growths of extraordinarily flattened crystals (a habit that is well known as “papierspat.” The aggregate is partially coated, mainly on the back, by Chlorite, very sharp Orthoclase (adularia variety) crystals and small Quartz crystals.
The sample is from the duplicates collection of Joaquín Folch, whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
Griesseren Valley, Maderanertal, Uri  Switzerland (±1952)

Specimen size: 9.7 × 6.2 × 5 cm = 3.82” × 2.44” × 1.97”

Main crystal size: 5.8 × 3.2 cm = 2.28” × 1.26”

Minor fluorescence short UV

With handwritten note from the Folch Collection (duplicates)




UNITED KINGDOM

Cuprite
Cuprite  

MD69AJ8: Very sharp octahedral Cuprite crystals that are bright with vivid reddish reflections and are on matrix. 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 = 1.73” × 1.34” × 0.83”

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




Cuprite. Cuprite.
Olivenite with Quartz
Olivenite with Quartz. Olivenite with Quartz.
Olivenite with Quartz.
 

MB89AJ8: Groups of dipyramidal Olivenite crystals on Quartz matrix, 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 = 2.09” × 1.34” × 0.94”

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




Copper

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

MRA67AP5: Dendritic growth with parallel aggregates of Copper crystals with a very profiled cubic habit. A little treasure that comes from a very classic locality.
Wheal Gorland, Saint Day, Camborne - Redruth - Saint Day District, Cornwall  England / United Kingdom

Specimen size: 4 × 2.4 × 1.4 cm = 1.57” × 0.94” × 0.55”

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




Copper. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Copper. Rear / Foto: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Foto: Joaquim Callén
Olivenite
Olivenite. Front
Front
Olivenite. Side
Side
Olivenite.

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Olivenite
 

MZF99AO2: Growths of small acicular Olivenite crystals with a very vivid satiny luster, a deep and uniform green color, on matrix and with Quartz.
This specimen is an excellent English classic from the Paul Sainfeld collection.
Wheal Gorland, Saint Day, Camborne - Redruth - Saint Day District, Cornwall  England / United Kingdom

Specimen size: 5.6 × 4.1 × 2.7 cm = 2.20” × 1.61” × 1.06”

Former collection of Paul Sainfeld



Calcite with Hematite inclusions
 

EJ89AK9: An English classic in excellent condition, forming a druse of parallel growths of prismatic crystals with flattened rhombohedral terminations. The crystals exhibit oriented reddish zonation due to Hematite inclusions.
Stank Mine, Barrow-in-Furness, former Cumberland, Cumbria  England / United Kingdom

Specimen size: 12.2 × 9.7 × 5.5 cm = 4.80” × 3.82” × 2.17”

Main crystal size: 3.2 × 1.8 cm = 1.26” × 0.71”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV

minID: N9U98T



Calcite with Hematite inclusions. Calcite with Hematite inclusions.
Quartz with Hematite and Dolomite
Quartz with Hematite and Dolomite. Quartz with Hematite and Dolomite.
 

MX76AL3: Druze of Quartz crystals with bipyramidal habit, with almost non-existent prisms, with inclusions of small lenticular crystals of Hematite, on matrix with rhombohedral Dolomite crystals. An English classic.
Florence Mine, Egremont, West Cumberland Iron Field, former Cumberland, Cumbria  England / United Kingdom

Specimen size: 5.4 × 5.4 × 3.3 cm = 2.13” × 2.13” × 1.30”

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


minID: W9G-KGD



Quartz with Hematite and Calcite

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TBL27AP4: Group of Quartz crystals with the characteristic morphology of this classic deposit, doubly terminated and with little development of the prism faces. They are translucent, lustrous, and have coatings of lamellar Hematite crystals and inclusions of the same mineral with an intense red color. They are associated with small white Calcite crystals.
An English classic from the collection of General Robert Touchon.
Florence Mine, Egremont, West Cumberland Iron Field, former Cumberland, Cumbria  England / United Kingdom

Specimen size: 9.2 × 6.9 × 3.6 cm = 3.62” × 2.72” × 1.42”

Main crystal size: 3.6 × 2.9 cm = 1.42” × 1.14”

Former collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon



Quartz with Hematite and Calcite. Quartz with Hematite and Calcite.
Quartz with Hematite and Calcite.
Quartz with Hematite (variety kidney ore)
Quartz with Hematite (variety kidney ore). Quartz with Hematite (variety kidney ore).

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TBF70AP9: Two generations of Hematite, the first being the reddish botryoidal matrix (kidney ore), covered by a second generation of very sharp, lustrous black, lamellar crystals, partially covered by Quartz crystals that display minimal prism development.
An excellent English classic from the André Labeye collection.
Florence Mine, Egremont, West Cumberland Iron Field, former Cumberland, Cumbria  England / United Kingdom

Specimen size: 14.3 × 9.8 × 5.7 cm = 5.63” × 3.86” × 2.24”

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

Former collection of André Labeye



Mimetite (variety campylite) with Baryte

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TRM68AP7: Mimetite crystals of very good size, with a rounded, almost spherical habit (variety campylite) but with easily recognizable crystal forms. They have good luster, orange color, and are on matrix, with white lamellar Baryte crystals.
The specimen comes from the old collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon and attached on the back has an old handwritten label with details of the specimen.
Dry Gill Mine, Caldbeck Fells, Allerdale, former Cumberland, Cumbria  England / United Kingdom

Specimen size: 7.5 × 6 × 3.8 cm = 2.95” × 2.36” × 1.50”

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

Former collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon



Mimetite (variety campylite) with Baryte. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Mimetite (variety campylite) with Baryte. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Mimetite (variety campylite) with Baryte. Detail / Foto: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Foto: Joaquim Callén
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 = 2.01” × 1.42” × 1.18”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.2 cm = 0.31” × 0.08”

Minor fluorescence short UV



Pyromorphite

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Pyromorphite
 

TC2190NDJ: Druse of Pyromorphite crystals with a prismatic shape and good terminations, with lustrous crystals of an intense green color. These types of specimens can already be considered historic.
Roughton Gill, Caldbeck Fells, Allerdale, former Cumberland, Cumbria  England / United Kingdom

Specimen size: 6.5 × 5.6 × 3.9 cm = 2.56” × 2.20” × 1.54”

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




Pyromorphite.
Fluorite
Fluorite. Front
Front
Fluorite. Day light
Day light

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EFT97AP3: Group of very lustrous transparent cubic Fluorite crystals with an intense green color that is characteristic of old pieces from this locality, which look purple when switching from incandescent light to sunlight.
Heights Quarry, Westgate, Weardale, North Pennines Orefield, County Durham  England / United Kingdom

Specimen size: 8 × 7.9 × 2.9 cm = 3.15” × 3.11” × 1.14”

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

Very fluorescent long & short UV



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 = 2.56” × 3.15”

Fluorescent long UV



Fluorite on Quartz.
Fluorite on Quartz.
Galena with Fluorite
Galena with Fluorite. Galena with Fluorite.
Galena with Fluorite.

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BLY47AP9: Group of cubo-octahedral Galena crystals, with very sharp crystal forms, lustrous, in matrix, with transparent Fluorite crystals, with very good luster and a pale violet color.
This specimen comes from an important European collection.
Frazer's Hush Mine, Rookhope District, Weardale, North Pennines Orefield, County Durham  England / United Kingdom

Specimen size: 12.6 × 11.3 × 5.2 cm = 4.96” × 4.45” × 2.05”

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

Fluorite extremely fluorescent long & short UV



Fluorite with Quartz

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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 = 5.67” × 5.63” × 2.24”

Main crystal size: 9.2 × 6.4 cm = 3.62” × 2.52”

Fluorescent long & short UV



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

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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 = 8.39” × 6.38” × 1.97”

Main crystal size: 4.5 × 4 cm = 1.77” × 1.57”

Very fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of A. Mayor




Scotland

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 = 1.30” × 1.30” × 0.91”

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




Harmotome with Calcite. Harmotome with Calcite.
Heulandite
Heulandite.
Heulandite  

SM65TAF: Group of tabular Heulandite crystals with very sharp crystal forms, transparent, lustrous and colorless.
A difficult locality from which to obtain specimens.
Sgurr nam Boc, Glen Brittle, Isle of Skye, Inner Hebrides, Highlands  Scotland / United Kingdom

Specimen size: 3.7 × 2.9 × 3 cm = 1.46” × 1.14” × 1.18”

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




Fluorapophyllite-(K) on Gyrolite
 

BDD76AN3: Very sharp crystals of Fluorapophyllite-(K) of quite exceptional size for the deposit. They have a pseudocubic habit and are lustrous, white and on a basalt matrix partially covered by spheroidal growths of Gyrolite. An Scottish classic, hard to come by today.
Talisker Bay, Talisker, Carbost, Minginish, Isle of Skye, Inner Hebrides, Highlands  Scotland / United Kingdom

Specimen size: 5.1 × 4.7 × 2.8 cm = 2.01” × 1.85” × 1.10”

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

Fluorescent long & short UV



Fluorapophyllite-(K) on Gyrolite. Front
Front
Fluorapophyllite-(K) on Gyrolite. Side
Side


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