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AUSTRIA

Strontianite with Magnesite
Strontianite with Magnesite. 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



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Strontianite with Quartz
 

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

Specimen size: 7.1 × 3.2 × 3 cm = 2.80” × 1.26” × 1.18”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 0.4 cm = 0.67” × 0.16”

Fluorescent short UV

Type locality



Strontianite with Quartz. Front
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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



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Almandine with Muscovite and Quartz
 

MF27AL7: Very well defined dodecahedral crystals, one of them clearly dominant, lustrous, brown with reddish tones. The crystals, on a Muscovite-rich metamorphic rock matrix, contrary to common practice, are neither glued nor do they have their faces retouched or polished, preserving the natural surface. It is an old piece and comes from the José Navarrete collection.
Ziller Valley (Zillertal), North Tyrol, Tyrol/Tirol  Austria

Specimen size: 10.4 × 6.1 × 4.8 cm = 4.09” × 2.40” × 1.89”

Main crystal size: 6 × 5.4 cm = 2.36” × 2.13”




Almandine with Muscovite and Quartz. Front
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Epidote
Epidote. Front
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Epidote. Rear
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Epidote. Rear
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MB14AL4: Group of very elongated crystals, with sharp faces and edges, good polycrystalline terminations rich in faces, translucent, lustrous and with an intense color. An excellent European classic both for the species and for the locality, in excellent condition and without repairs.
Knappenwand area, Untersulzbach Valley, Hohe Tauern, Salzburg  Austria

Specimen size: 3.5 × 3.2 × 1.3 cm = 1.38” × 1.26” × 0.51”

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




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Calcite with Chlorite
Calcite with Chlorite  

SA69AL5: Group of complex Calcite crystals with very well defined faces and edges, dominated by rhombohedron forms, between transparent and translucent, with pearly luster, on matrix with Chlorite. As with many of the specimens in the Stoppani collection, this is of high quality for the locality. We will send the buyer the origin label.
Große Fleiß Valley, Heiligenblut am Großglockner, Spittal an der Drau, Hohe Tauern, Carinthia/Kärnten  Austria

Specimen size: 14.8 × 10.8 × 8.6 cm = 5.83” × 4.25” × 3.39”

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

Very fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani



Calcite with Chlorite. Front
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Calcite with Chlorite.
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BELGIUM

Calcite
Calcite. Calcite.
Calcite  

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

Specimen size: 9.8 × 7.9 × 6.1 cm = 3.86” × 3.11” × 2.40”

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

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani



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BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA

Microcline (variety hyalophane) with Rutile
 

MT37AL9: Floater polycrystalline growth of twinned crystals of Microcline (barium-rich variety hyalophane), from the classic Busovaca deposit, practically the only locality that has provided good collector specimens of this variety. The crystals are of good size, with very distinct double Baveno-Manebach twinning, translucent, lustrous, with abundant Rutile inclusions, which is unusual in this type of specimen.
Zagradski Potok Mine, Zagradski Creek, Busovača, Central Bosnia, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina  Bosnia-Herzegovina

Specimen size: 9.5 × 5.4 × 5.8 cm = 3.74” × 2.13” × 2.28”

Main crystal size: 8 × 4.6 cm = 3.15” × 1.81”


€240 / US$285 / JPY30190 / AUD$391

Microcline (variety hyalophane) with Rutile. Front
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Microcline (variety hyalophane) with Rutile. Microcline (variety hyalophane) with Rutile.
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Ba-rich Microcline (variety hyalophane)
Ba-rich Microcline (variety hyalophane).
 

MX11AK3: Aggregate of very sharp hyalophane crystals (Barium-rich Microcline), which form multiple twins, with the Manebach law predominating, transparent, very lustrous and with a bit of matrix at the back.
Zagradski Potok Mine, Zagradski Creek, Busovača, Central Bosnia, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina  Bosnia-Herzegovina (1989-1990)

Specimen size: 2.6 × 1.9 × 2.2 cm = 1.02” × 0.75” × 0.87”




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BULGARIA

Sphalerite with Galena and Quartz
 

MT50AF3: Complex crystals with equant shape, twinned, translucent and with a very deep green color. They are on a microcrystalline Quartz matrix, with cubo-octahedral Galena crystals.
Krushev dol Mine, Madan mining area, Rhodope Mountains, Smolyan Oblast  Bulgaria (2012)

Specimen size: 9.6 × 6.8 × 2.6 cm = 3.78” × 2.68” × 1.02”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 1.5 cm = 0.67” × 0.59”




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

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

Specimen size: 14.5 × 6.8 × 3.2 cm = 5.71” × 2.68” × 1.26”

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




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Pyromorphite with Quartz
 

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

Specimen size: 3.9 × 3.5 × 2 cm = 1.54” × 1.38” × 0.79”

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




Pyromorphite with Quartz. Front
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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”




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Pyromorphite with Quartz
 

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

Specimen size: 5.1 × 2.1 × 1 cm = 2.01” × 0.83” × 0.39”

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




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




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CZECH REPUBLIC

Proustite
Proustite  

MX69AL4: Group of short prismatic Proustite crystals, one of them clearly dominant, twinned, very rich in terminal faces, between translucent and transparent, with good luster and in excellent condition despite the age of the specimen, typical of one of the great classical Central European deposits. We will deliver the specimen on its original old turned wooden stand with brass post.
From the Leif Engman collection, with the collection label, which has a long and interesting history, since it was found in 1732 by Anton Von Swab, later passing through several historical collections.
Jáchymov (St Joachimsthal), Jáchymov District, Krušné Hory Mountains (Erzgebirge), Karlovy Vary Region, Bohemia  Czech Republic (05/1732)

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

Type locality

Former collection of Leif Engman



Proustite. Front
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Proustite. Front
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Calcite
Calcite. 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



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Silver after Dyscrasite
 

EB68AL0: Silver as fan-like pseudomorphs after very aerial and flattened crystals of Dyscrasite, in Calcite matrix.
Uranium Mine number 21 (shaft number 21), Háje, Příbram, Central Bohemia Region, Bohemia  Czech Republic

Specimen size: 6.2 × 4.2 × 3.8 cm = 2.44” × 1.65” × 1.50”

Main crystal size: 2.6 × 1 cm = 1.02” × 0.39”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV



Silver after Dyscrasite. Silver after Dyscrasite.
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Montroseite
Montroseite. Montroseite.
 

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

Specimen size: 6.8 × 3.7 × 2.4 cm = 2.68” × 1.46” × 0.94”

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




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Montroseite
 

EK50AL0: Fine acicular crystals of Montroseite, a rare iron and vanadium hydroxide, with good luster and very dark green, almost black, on matrix.
Prachovice, Pardubice Region, Bohemia  Czech Republic (2005)

Specimen size: 9.4 × 4.4 × 3.7 cm = 3.70” × 1.73” × 1.46”

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




Montroseite. Front
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Montroseite
Montroseite. Montroseite.
 

EA91AL0: Fine acicular crystals of Montroseite, a rare iron and vanadium hydroxide, with good luster and very dark green, almost black, on matrix.
Prachovice, Pardubice Region, Bohemia  Czech Republic (2005)

Specimen size: 12.6 × 9.1 × 2.7 cm = 4.96” × 3.58” × 1.06”

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




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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”




Copper (neoformed). Front
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Copper (neoformed)
Copper (neoformed). Front
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Copper (neoformed).
 

EV46AF7: 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 (08/2014)

Specimen size: 8.8 × 4.5 × 3.2 cm = 3.46” × 1.77” × 1.26”

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




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Copper (neoformed)
 

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

Specimen size: 12.2 × 7.2 × 3.5 cm = 4.80” × 2.83” × 1.38”

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




Copper (neoformed). Front
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DENMARK

Thomsenolite, Pachnolite, Ralstonite, Siderite and Pyrite
Thomsenolite, Pachnolite, Ralstonite, Siderite and Pyrite. Thomsenolite, Pachnolite, Ralstonite, Siderite and Pyrite.
 

EK46Y7: White Ralstonite growths with coatings of very acute and small Thomsenolite and Pachnolite crystals and with iron oxide inclusions and smooth sections of Siderite and small Pyrite crystals. The sample is from the type locality for the species, and it was in the Claus Hedeegard collection, whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
Ivittuut (Ivigtűt), Cape Desolation, Sermersooq  Denmark

Specimen size: 6.4 × 4.6 × 3.8 cm = 2.52” × 1.81” × 1.50”

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

Former collection of Claus Hedegaard



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FINLAND

Uvarovite
Uvarovite  

MV47AI5: Groups on matrix of crystals that have the dominant dodecahedron beveled by the trapezohedron. They are very bright and have a very deep and uniform green color. A European classic from the Leif Engman collection whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
Outokumpu, Tornio, Lapland Region  Finland

Specimen size: 2.7 × 2.1 × 1.5 cm = 1.06” × 0.83” × 0.59”

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

Former collection of Leif Engman



Uvarovite. Uvarovite.
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GERMANY

Silver with Acanthite and Calcite
Silver with Acanthite and Calcite. Front
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Silver with Acanthite and Calcite. Front
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Silver with Acanthite and Calcite. Close up
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Recorded under LED light
Silver with Acanthite and Calcite
 

TV27AL3: Aggregate of very elongated Silver crystals, with pronounced twists (“wire”), recognizable terminal faces, along with isolated Acanthite crystals, all implanted on a matrix covered with transparent, bright and colorless Calcite crystals. An excellent high quality German classic.
Freiberg District, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony/Sachsen  Germany (±1930)

Specimen size: 5 × 3.7 × 2.9 cm = 1.97” × 1.46” × 1.14”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV



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Acanthite with Calcite
 

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”




Acanthite with Calcite. Front
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Galena
Galena. Front
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Galena. Side
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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”




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Fluorite with Tetrahedrite
Fluorite with Tetrahedrite  

MZ14AL4: Very sharp Fluorite crystals, translucent, brilliant and with an intense and uniform yellow color, on matrix and with sharp tetrahedral polycrystalline growths of Tetrahedrite. Typical specimen from one of the great German classical localities.
From the Leif Engman collection, whose label we will send to the buyer.
Segen Gottes Mine, Gersdorf, Roßwein, Freiberg District, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony/Sachsen  Germany

Specimen size: 3.4 × 3.1 × 2 cm = 1.34” × 1.22” × 0.79”

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

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Leif Engman



Fluorite with Tetrahedrite.
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Baryte with Quartz
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Baryte with Quartz.
 

ML88AL4: Elongated Baryte crystals on matrix, highly profiled and with well defined faces and edges and with the transparency, luster and intensity of color that have made these Barytes famous. From a classic German deposit.
Pöhla, Schwarzenberg District, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony/Sachsen  Germany

Specimen size: 7.2 × 4.2 × 3.6 cm = 2.83” × 1.65” × 1.42”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1 cm = 0.79” × 0.39”




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Baryte with Fluorite and Quartz
 

MQ47AL3: Very sharp tabular Baryte crystals rich in crystalline forms, transparent, bright, with a uniform honey-brown color, on matrix, with Quartz and small Fluorite crystals. The deposit is one of the great European classics for the species.
Pöhla, Schwarzenberg District, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony/Sachsen  Germany

Specimen size: 7.4 × 6.1 × 3.4 cm = 2.91” × 2.40” × 1.34”

Main crystal size: 2.3 × 1.8 cm = 0.91” × 0.71”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



Baryte with Fluorite and Quartz. Baryte with Fluorite and Quartz.
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Silver on Arsenic
Silver on Arsenic. Front
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Silver on Arsenic. Top
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Silver on Arsenic.
 

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

Specimen size: 5.7 × 3.9 × 4.2 cm = 2.24” × 1.54” × 1.65”

Former collection of José Luis Vallecillo



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Bismuth with Calcite

Recorded under LED light
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



Bismuth with Calcite. Bismuth with Calcite.
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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



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Erythrite with Quartz
Erythrite with Quartz  

TA98AL5: Centered aggregate of acicular Erythrite crystals, with the habit, brilliance and presentation that have made the Schneeberg Erythrites famous. This is the type locality for the species. The specimen, apart from being classic and very aesthetic, also has a long pedigree documented in its accompanying label record which we will send to the buyer.
Schneeberg District, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony/Sachsen  Germany

Specimen size: 9.2 × 5.7 × 5.3 cm = 3.62” × 2.24” × 2.09”

Main crystal size: 3 × 1.2 cm = 1.18” × 0.47”

Type locality

Former Eckert Mineral Research
Former collection of John Mihelcic
Former collection of Mike Groben



Erythrite with Quartz. Erythrite with Quartz.
Erythrite with Quartz.
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Topaz with Quartz
Topaz with Quartz. Topaz with Quartz.
 

EF16AL3: Crystals of Topaz, one of them clearly dominant, very sharp, rich in forms and very well defined, transparent, bright, with a fairly intense yellow color and on a Quartz matrix. The specimen is from a classic locality for the species.
Schneckenstein cliff, Tannenbergsthal, Muldenhammer, Vogtlandkreis, Saxony/Sachsen  Germany

Specimen size: 5.1 × 3.3 × 3.1 cm = 2.01” × 1.30” × 1.22”

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




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Fluorite with Quartz and Chalcopyrite
Fluorite with Quartz and Chalcopyrite  

TB1AL5: Fluorite deformed cube-octahedral crystal, translucent. Brilliant, with a change in color between pale green and pink. On matrix, with Quartz crystals and small, very sharp and bright Chalcopyrite crystals. The specimen, unusual and of high quality, comes from a classic German locality.
It belonged to the collection of H.B. Ruprecht, whose label we will send to the buyer.
Rottleberode, Stolberg, Mansfeld-Südharz District, Harz, Saxony-Anhalt/Sachsen-Anhalt  Germany

Specimen size: 7.7 × 5.9 × 4.2 cm = 3.03” × 2.32” × 1.65”

Main crystal size: 5.1 × 4.7 cm = 2.01” × 1.85”

Very fluorescent long & short UV



Fluorite with Quartz and Chalcopyrite. Fluorite with Quartz and Chalcopyrite.
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Galena with Siderite and Quartz
Galena with Siderite and Quartz. Galena with Siderite and Quartz.
 

ML67AK9: Extraordinarily brilliant Galena crystals, with sharp faces and edges, on matrix with Quartz crystals and small, very sharp, rhombohedral Siderite crystals. The specimen is very typical, comes from one of the great classic Galena localities for collections and is accompanied by a handwritten old label.
Neudorf, Harzgerode mining district, Harz, Saxony-Anhalt/Sachsen-Anhalt  Germany

Specimen size: 5.6 × 4.6 × 4.4 cm = 2.20” × 1.81” × 1.73”

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




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Calcite
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



Calcite. Front
Front
Calcite. Rear
Rear
Calcite. Top
Top
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Manganite
Manganite. Manganite.
Manganite.

Recorded under LED light
 

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”




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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”




Hydroboracite with Gypsum and Anhydrite. Hydroboracite with Gypsum and Anhydrite.
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Bournonite
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



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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”




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

MA89AJ3: Pyromorphite crystals whose morphology is different from the well-known morphology in other mines in this classic district. Short-prismatic crystals with slight curvatures on faces and edges and a lot of them doubly terminated. The crystals, on matrix, are bright and have a greenish-brown color.
Mercur Mine Group (Mercur Mine), Bad Ems, Bad Ems District, Lahn Valley, Rhineland-Palatinate/Rheinland-Pfalz  Germany

Specimen size: 5 × 3.8 × 4 cm = 1.97” × 1.50” × 1.57”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.5 cm = 0.31” × 0.20”




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Pyromorphite with Quartz
 

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

Specimen size: 5.6 × 4.7 × 1.7 cm = 2.20” × 1.85” × 0.67”

Fluorescent long & short UV



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



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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.
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Dolomite on Quartz and Chalcopyrite
Dolomite on Quartz and Chalcopyrite. Dolomite on Quartz and Chalcopyrite.
Dolomite on Quartz and Chalcopyrite  

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

Specimen size: 17.8 × 10.2 × 4.4 cm = 7.01” × 4.02” × 1.73”

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

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani



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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”




Galena.
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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



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Fluorite with Quartz
 

MF92AL6: Group on matrix of Fluorite crystals with a cubic habit, with very marked polycrystalline growths, transparent, shiny, of a uniform green color and partially covered with small crystals of hematoidal Quartz. Weak fluorescence under both long and short wave UV light. Excellent example from a classic German deposit for Fluorite.
Erika Mine, Säulnhof, Stulln, Wölsendorf West District, Upper Palatinate/Oberpfalz, Bavaria/Bayern  Germany

Specimen size: 19.4 × 14.2 × 7.6 cm = 7.64” × 5.59” × 2.99”

Main crystal size: 2.3 × 1.7 cm = 0.91” × 0.67”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



Fluorite with Quartz. Fluorite with Quartz.
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GREECE

Ilvaite on Quartz
Ilvaite on Quartz. Ilvaite on Quartz.
 

EH48AL7: Ilvaite crystals with very sharp faces and edges, many of them doubly terminated and with excellent terminal faces. On matrix and with small Quartz crystals. We emphasize how unusual its quality is for this locality where Ilvaite, although well known, very rarely appears in crystals so sharp and of this size.
Serifos Island, Cyclade Islands, Kykládes Prefecture, Aegean Islands Department (Aiyaíon)  Greece

Specimen size: 7.6 × 4.6 × 2.5 cm = 2.99” × 1.81” × 0.98”

Main crystal size: 2.6 × 1 cm = 1.02” × 0.39”




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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.
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Azurite with Malachite, Calcite, Conichalcite and Olivenite
Azurite with Malachite, Calcite, Conichalcite and Olivenite. Azurite with Malachite, Calcite, Conichalcite and Olivenite.
 

MK70AG4: A geode with growths of very sharp Azurite crystals, very bright, with an extraordinary vivid color, with lenticular Malachite crystals and on matrix, with Calcite, clear green Conichalcite crusts and darker green Olivenite.
Christiana Mine, Kamariza Mines, Agios Konstantinos, Lavrion Mining District, Attikí (Attica) Prefecture  Greece (2015)

Specimen size: 12.2 × 10.7 × 5.4 cm = 4.80” × 4.21” × 2.13”

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




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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”




Baryte with inclusions.
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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”




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Jarosite with Natrojarosite
 

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

Specimen size: 6.7 × 4.4 × 3.8 cm = 2.64” × 1.73” × 1.50”

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




Jarosite with Natrojarosite. Jarosite with Natrojarosite.
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Fluorite with Smithsonite
Fluorite with Smithsonite. Fluorite with Smithsonite.
 

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

Specimen size: 3.2 × 2.6 × 1.6 cm = 1.26” × 1.02” × 0.63”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



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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.
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Linarite with Brochantite
Linarite with Brochantite. Linarite with Brochantite.
 

EL16AK3: Fan-shaped groups of very sharp, brilliant, acicular Linarite crystals with bright color. In limonite matrix with green growths of Brochantite.
King Arthur Mine, Kirki Mines, Évros Prefecture, Thrace (Thráki) Department  Greece (03-04/2013)

Specimen size: 4.5 × 2.7 × 1.1 cm = 1.77” × 1.06” × 0.43”

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




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Linarite with Sphalerite, Quartz and Chalcopyrite
 

ET16AK3: Fan-shaped groups of very sharp, brilliant, acicular, and brightly colored Linarite crystals. Associated with Brochantite, Quartz, Chalcopyrite, and small black crystals of Sphalerite, in a limonite matrix.
King Arthur Mine, Kirki Mines, Évros Prefecture, Thrace (Thráki) Department  Greece (03-04/2013)

Specimen size: 4.6 × 3.6 × 4.4 cm = 1.81” × 1.42” × 1.73”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.1 cm = 0.31” × 0.04”




Linarite with Sphalerite, Quartz and Chalcopyrite. Linarite with Sphalerite, Quartz and Chalcopyrite.
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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”




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Scheelite with Chlorite
 

TA12AA0: Pyramidal transparent Scheelite crystals, one of them clearly dominant, with a very clear yellowish-green color. They are on matrix, with Chlorite. The Scheelite is intensely fluorescent under a short wave ultraviolet lamp. Little or nothing of this has been previously seen. The Scheelite from this locality can be considered as a kind of novelty in the mineral world.
Kimmeria, Xánthi Prefecture, Thrace (Thráki) Department  Greece (01/2012)

Specimen size: 3.5 × 2.2 × 1.4 cm = 1.38” × 0.87” × 0.55”

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

Extremely fluorescent short UV



Scheelite with Chlorite.
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Scheelite with Andradite, Epidote and Chlorite
Scheelite with Andradite, Epidote and Chlorite. Front
Front
Scheelite with Andradite, Epidote and Chlorite. Rear
Rear
 

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

Specimen size: 4.4 × 2 × 2.7 cm = 1.73” × 0.79” × 1.06”

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

Extremely fluorescent short UV



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Scheelite with Wollastonite, Epidote and Amphibole
 

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

Specimen size: 5.6 × 5.4 × 3.2 cm = 2.20” × 2.13” × 1.26”

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

Extremely fluorescent short UV



Scheelite with Wollastonite, Epidote and Amphibole. Scheelite with Wollastonite, Epidote and Amphibole.
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Quartz (japan law twin)
Quartz (japan law twin). Quartz (japan law twin).
Quartz (japan law twin).
 

EV86AL4: Group of Quartz crystals in which several very sharp, transparent and shiny japan-law twins stand out. Unusual for the locality, especially for the large number of twins on the same specimen.
Kimmeria, Xánthi Prefecture, Thrace (Thráki) Department  Greece (07/2017)

Specimen size: 9.2 × 4.2 × 2.5 cm = 3.62” × 1.65” × 0.98”

Main crystal size: 2.1 × 1.4 cm = 0.83” × 0.55”




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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.
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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



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Rhodochrosite with Arsenopyrite
 

MC6AJ4: A rarity. A rhombohedral Rhodochrosite crystal with a pink color, with small Quartz crystals and very elongated Arsenopyrite crystals, very bright and with very well defined faces and edges.
Madem-Lakko Mine, Stratoni operations, Cassandra Mines, Chalkidiki Prefecture, Macedonia Department  Greece (±1985)

Specimen size: 5.2 × 2.7 × 3.2 cm = 2.05” × 1.06” × 1.26”

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




Rhodochrosite with Arsenopyrite. Rhodochrosite with Arsenopyrite.
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Rhodochrosite with Quartz and Pyrite
Rhodochrosite with Quartz and Pyrite.
 

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

Specimen size: 5.7 × 5 × 3.8 cm = 2.24” × 1.97” × 1.50”




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Rhodochrosite with Sphalerite, Pyrite and Galena
 

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

Specimen size: 7.8 × 6.5 × 4.3 cm = 3.07” × 2.56” × 1.69”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 0.3 cm = 0.63” × 0.12”




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

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

Specimen size: 8.5 × 7.7 × 4.9 cm = 3.35” × 3.03” × 1.93”




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Rhodochrosite with Calcite
 

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

Specimen size: 10.8 × 6.1 × 3 cm = 4.25” × 2.40” × 1.18”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV



Rhodochrosite with Calcite. Rhodochrosite with Calcite.
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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”




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

ED16Y6: 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: 5.3 × 3.9 × 3.7 cm = 2.09” × 1.54” × 1.46”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



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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



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

Malachite xx
Malachite xx. Front
Front
Malachite xx. Top
Top
 

TG90AK3: Very sharp, flattened fan of primary Malachite crystals, with good terminations, very bright and with a deep uniform color. This high quality specimen comes from one of the great historical localities of Central Europe.
Andrássy I Mine, Rudabányai Mountains, Rudabánya, Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén  Hungary

Specimen size: 4.5 × 4 × 3.4 cm = 1.77” × 1.57” × 1.34”

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




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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).
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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



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Opal (variety hyalite) on Aragonite
 

EL47AC1: Very aerial botryoidal aggregates, completely clear, colorless, very bright, on a base of white botryoidal Aragonite and implanted on a rocky matrix.
Tarcal, Eperjes-Tokaj Mountains, Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén  Hungary (11/2013)

Specimen size: 8.5 × 5.6 × 4.3 cm = 3.35” × 2.20” × 1.69”

Intense fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV



Opal (variety hyalite) on Aragonite. Opal (variety hyalite) on Aragonite.
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ITALY

Anglesite with Galena
Anglesite with Galena. 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, Carbonia-Iglesias 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



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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, Carbonia-Iglesias 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



Anglesite with Galena. Anglesite with Galena.
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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, Carbonia-Iglesias 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



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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, Carbonia-Iglesias 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 with Galena. Phosgenite with Galena.
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Phosgenite
Phosgenite. Front
Front
Phosgenite. Top
Top
Phosgenite  

MF26AK4: Matrix crystals, one of them clearly dominant, with parallel growths and excellent terminal faces. Translucent and uniform color.
An excellent Italian classic from the Leif Engman collection, whose label we will send to the buyer.
Monteponi Mine, Iglesias, Carbonia-Iglesias Province, Sardinia/Sardegna  Italy

Specimen size: 6 × 5.4 × 2.4 cm = 2.36” × 2.13” × 0.94”

Extremely fluorescent long & short UV

€1100 / US$1306 / JPY138400 / AUD$1795

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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



Cerussite. Cerussite.
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Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.
 

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

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




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Smithsonite after Calcite
Smithsonite after Calcite  

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

Specimen size: 11 × 8.8 × 4.5 cm = 4.33” × 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.
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Hemimorphite with Aurichalcite and Quartz
Hemimorphite with Aurichalcite and Quartz. Hemimorphite with Aurichalcite and Quartz.
Hemimorphite with Aurichalcite and Quartz  

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

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

Minor fluorescence short UV

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani



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Sulfur with Calcite
Sulfur with Calcite  

TG67AL5: Group on matrix of Calcite of Sulfur 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



Sulfur with Calcite. Front
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Sulfur with Calcite. Side
Side
Sulfur with Calcite.
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Sulfur with Calcite
Sulfur with Calcite. Front
Front
Sulfur with Calcite. Rear
Rear
Sulfur with Calcite. Side
Side
Sulfur with Calcite.
 

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

Specimen size: 9.4 × 7.3 × 6.3 cm = 3.70” × 2.87” × 2.48”

Main crystal size: 3.8 × 3.1 cm = 1.50” × 1.22”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of A. Mayor



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Celestine with Sulfur
 

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

Specimen size: 12 × 10.8 × 6.5 cm = 4.72”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 0.6 cm = 0.59”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Carles Manresa



Celestine with Sulfur. Celestine with Sulfur.
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Canavesite with Pyrite
Canavesite with Pyrite. 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



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Vesuvianite
Vesuvianite  

NT96AJ8: A fine miniature, a group of prismatic crystals that have very well defined faces and edges and with perfect terminations. They are translucent, bright and have a very deep green color.
A small great Italian Alpine classic from the Carlos Prieto collection whose handwritten label we will send to the buyer.
Aosta Valley (Val d'Aosta)  Italy

Specimen size: 3.4 × 2.1 × 2.1 cm = 1.34” × 0.83” × 0.83”

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

Former collection of Carlos Prieto Paramio



Vesuvianite. Front
Front
Vesuvianite. Top
Top
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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



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Dolomite with Calcite
Dolomite with Calcite  

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

Specimen size: 8.2 × 7.4 × 6.5 cm = 3.23” × 2.91” × 2.56”

Main crystal size: 2.6 × 2.2 cm = 1.02” × 0.87”

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani



Dolomite with Calcite. Dolomite with Calcite.
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KOSOVO

Sphalerite with Chalcopyrite, Boulangerite, Calcite and Quartz
Sphalerite with Chalcopyrite, Boulangerite, Calcite and Quartz. Front
Front
Sphalerite with Chalcopyrite, Boulangerite, Calcite and Quartz. Rear
Rear
Sphalerite with Chalcopyrite, Boulangerite, Calcite and Quartz. Sphalerite with Chalcopyrite, Boulangerite, Calcite and Quartz.
 

MT69AL4: Twinned crystals of Sphalerite much more individualized and well defined than usual in this deposit, with some areas replaced by Chalcopyrite, very lustrous, on matrix and with Quartz and Calcite. The back shows a crystalline contact without breakage, as evidenced by the presence of Boulangerite in good condition.
Stan Trg (Stari Trg) Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo (2012)

Specimen size: 4.7 × 4.3 × 2.4 cm = 1.85” × 1.69” × 0.94”

Main crystal size: 2.3 × 1.6 cm = 0.91” × 0.63”




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Sphalerite with Rhodochrosite, Pyrite, Galena and Arsenopyrite
 

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

Specimen size: 6.5 × 4.4 × 4.2 cm = 2.56” × 1.73” × 1.65”

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




Sphalerite with Rhodochrosite, Pyrite, Galena and Arsenopyrite. Sphalerite with Rhodochrosite, Pyrite, Galena and Arsenopyrite.
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Sphalerite with Siderite
Sphalerite with Siderite. Front
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Sphalerite with Siderite. Side
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Sphalerite with Siderite.
 

EC86AL4: Group of twinned Sphalerite crystals, very well defined, with good luster and partially covered by light brown spherulitic-botryoidal Siderite.
Stan Trg (Stari Trg) Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo (2014)

Specimen size: 9.1 × 5.4 × 3.3 cm = 3.58” × 2.13” × 1.30”

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




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Sphalerite with Rhodochrosite, Quartz and Pyrite
 

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

Specimen size: 10.7 × 7.8 × 3.4 cm = 4.21” × 3.07” × 1.34”

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




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

Recorded under LED light
 

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

Specimen size: 11.8 × 9.1 × 4.3 cm = 4.65” × 3.58” × 1.69”

Main crystal size: 3.8 × 2 cm = 1.50” × 0.79”




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Sphalerite with Calcite
 

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

Specimen size: 13.2 × 12.4 × 4.8 cm = 5.20” × 4.88” × 1.89”

Main crystal size: 3.5 × 2.3 cm = 1.38” × 0.91”




Sphalerite with Calcite. Sphalerite with Calcite.
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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”




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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”

Fluorescent long & short UV



Calcite with Sphalerite. Front
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Calcite with Sphalerite. Side
Side
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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



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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.
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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



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Pyrite after Pyrrhotite with Calcite, plumosite inclusions and Rhodochrosite
 

EZ47AF5: Rosette growths of laminar Pyrite crystals, pseudomorphous after Pyrrhotite, extraordinarily bright, with small white Calcite crystals and globular Calcite growths with gray plumosite inclusions. Never seen before with this quality at Trepča.
The specimen has been reviewed, photographed and published as a novelty from Ste. Marie 2017 in the Russian magazine ‘Mineral Observer’ on page 73 in the volume 23, number 1
Stan Trg (Stari Trg) Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo (2017)

Specimen size: 8.7 × 7.3 × 4 cm = 3.43” × 2.87” × 1.57”




Pyrite after Pyrrhotite with Calcite, plumosite inclusions and Rhodochrosite. Pyrite after Pyrrhotite with Calcite, plumosite inclusions and Rhodochrosite.
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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



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Pyrite after Pyrrhotite with Sphalerite

Recorded under LED light
 

EA51AK6: Group of Pyrite crystals with deformed cubic habit, brilliant, pseudomorphing clearly hexagonal Pyrrhotite crystals and partially covered by twinned Sphalerite crystals.
Stan Trg (Stari Trg) Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo (2018)

Specimen size: 17.4 × 11.2 × 7.5 cm = 6.85” × 4.41” × 2.95”




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

EC50AL3: Spheroidal growth of cubic Galena crystals with polycrystalline growths, and partially coated with lenticular rhombohedral Calcite crystals. With extraordinary luster, the crystal faces are so smooth they look like mirrors. One of the best Galenas that we have seen from this locality.
Stan Trg (Stari Trg) Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo (2010)

Specimen size: 7.4 × 6.8 × 6.5 cm = 2.91” × 2.68” × 2.56”

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

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV



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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.
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Boulangerite with Rhodochrosite and Galena
Boulangerite with Rhodochrosite and Galena. Boulangerite with Rhodochrosite and Galena.
 

EG57AL4: Felted aggregate of Boulangerite crystals, on matrix, with sharp rhombohedral Rhodochrosite crystals and polycrystalline Galena growths.
Stan Trg (Stari Trg) Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo (2012)

Specimen size: 7.7 × 6.9 × 4.1 cm = 3.03” × 2.72” × 1.61”




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Rhodochrosite with Calcite and Boulangerite (variety plumosite)
Rhodochrosite with Calcite and Boulangerite (variety plumosite)  

LR47AL4: Polycrystalline growths of small very sharp rhombohedral Rhodochrosite crystals, shiny, intense pink, with white Calcite crystals and felted aggregates of Boulangerite (plumosite variety) at the base of the specimen.
The specimen comes from the Philippe Morelon collection, whose label we will send to the buyer.
Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo (1980)

Specimen size: 13.4 × 7.4 × 5.3 cm = 5.28” × 2.91” × 2.09”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV



Rhodochrosite with Calcite and Boulangerite (variety plumosite). Front
Front
Rhodochrosite with Calcite and Boulangerite (variety plumosite). Rear
Rear
Rhodochrosite with Calcite and Boulangerite (variety plumosite). Rhodochrosite with Calcite and Boulangerite (variety plumosite).
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Rhodochrosite with Sphalerite, Quartz and Calcite
Rhodochrosite with Sphalerite, Quartz and Calcite. Front
Front
Rhodochrosite with Sphalerite, Quartz and Calcite. Side
Side
Rhodochrosite with Sphalerite, Quartz and Calcite. Rhodochrosite with Sphalerite, Quartz and Calcite.
 

EF86AL4: Stalactitic growth of lenticular Rhodochrosite crystals, deep pink, with very individualized twinned Sphalerite crystals, groups of white scalenohedral Calcite crystals and small transparent Quartz crystals, all covering a large Quartz crystal. A splendid classic, very aesthetic.
Stan Trg (Stari Trg) Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo (2002)

Specimen size: 19.4 × 9.6 × 10.7 cm = 7.64” × 3.78” × 4.21”

Main crystal size: 3.4 × 2.2 cm = 1.34” × 0.87”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV



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NORWAY

Silver with Calcite
Silver with Calcite  

MV27AG5: Very aerial growth of curved (“wire”) and hooked native silver crystals that are very elongated with a striated aspect. Small Calcite granules are included in the Silver.
The sample, very typical of Kongsberg, is from the Leif Engman collection, of Sweden, and one of the added labels indicates it was previously in the Axel R. Andersson collection, of Uppsala, three labels that we’ll send to the buyer.
The specimen has been photographed and published in the magazine ‘Paragénesis’, number 01/2018, page 101
Kongsberg mining District, Kongsberg, Buskerud  Norway

Specimen size: 3.6 × 1.6 × 1.3 cm = 1.42” × 0.63” × 0.51”




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

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

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




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POLAND

Baryte with Sulfur
 

MP46AL0: Rosette aggregates of platy Baryte crystals, flattened, good luster, translucent and partially covered by small Sulfur crystals.
The specimen is from the Carles Manresa collection (No. 1320), whose label and catalogue entry we will send to the buyer.
Tarnobrzeg, Subcarpathian Voivodeship  Poland

Specimen size: 7.8 × 6.4 × 3.6 cm = 3.07” × 2.52” × 1.42”

Very fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Carles Manresa



Baryte with Sulfur. Front
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Baryte with Sulfur. Side
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Baryte with Sulfur.
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Celestine
Celestine. Front
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Celestine. Rear
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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



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ROMANIA

Cavnic area (Maramures)

Calcite after Gypsum with Siderite
 

MF14AJ0: Floater group of twinned Gypsum crystals, white and bright, that are replaced by a white carbonate, very probably Calcite. A very original and interesting sample, very different from the usual at Cavnic.
Cavnic mining area, Cavnic, Maramures  Romania

Specimen size: 4.7 × 4.1 × 3.6 cm = 1.85” × 1.61” × 1.42”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 1.1 cm = 0.87” × 0.43”

Fluorescent long & short UV



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Calcite with Dolomite and Quartz
Calcite with Dolomite and Quartz. Calcite with Dolomite and Quartz.
 

ME13AE3: Spheroidal aggregates of white rhombohedral Calcite crystals on a matrix of Quartz crystals partially coated by tabular Dolomite crystals with a very pale cream color.
Boldut Mine, Cavnic mining area, Cavnic, Maramures  Romania (±1980)

Specimen size: 10.5 × 8 × 5.9 cm = 4.13” × 3.15” × 2.32”

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

Minor fluorescence short UV



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Tetrahedrite with Calcite and Pyrite
 

NK90AL5: Druse of highly outlined tetrahedral Tetrahedrite crystals, extremely lustrous, with small white Calcite coatings, on matrix with Pyrite. The best possible for the locality.
Cavnic mining area, Cavnic, Maramures  Romania

Specimen size: 9 × 7 × 4.1 cm = 3.54” × 2.76” × 1.61”

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




Tetrahedrite with Calcite and Pyrite. Tetrahedrite with Calcite and Pyrite.
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Rhodochrosite
Rhodochrosite. Rhodochrosite.
 

MB92AK7: Stalactitic growths of rhombohedral microcrystals of Rhodochrosite, intense pink, that overgrew another mineral which dissolved away, probably Calcite. On the back of the specimen there are small growths of Pyrite. Unusual and with a different presentation from the more usual Rhodochrosites from Cavnic.
The specimen has been photographed and published in the magazine ‘Paragénesis’, number 01/2020, page 94
Cavnic mining area, Cavnic, Maramures  Romania

Specimen size: 8.2 × 7.4 × 7.5 cm = 3.23” × 2.91” × 2.95”




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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.
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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



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Rhodochrosite with Quartz, Sphalerite and Pyrite
 

MA69AF8: Coralloid growths of small rhombohedral Rhodochrosite crystals with a pink color coating a druse of Quartz crystals on a matrix with Sphalerite and Pyrite.
Cavnic mining area, Cavnic, Maramures  Romania (± 1970)

Specimen size: 17 ×10.5 × 4.8 cm = 6.69” × 4.13” × 1.89”

Type locality



Rhodochrosite with Quartz, Sphalerite and Pyrite. Rhodochrosite with Quartz, Sphalerite and Pyrite.
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Herja Mine (Maramures)

Calcite with Pyrite
Calcite with Pyrite. Calcite with Pyrite.
 

NF26AI3: Groups of partially doubly terminated Calcite crystals with very well defined polycrystalline growths, colorless, clear, bright and very aerial and esthetic on a matrix coated by a first generation of Calcite crystals and with Pyrite microcrystals at the back.
The sample is from the Ignacio Hernández collection (num. 81) whose original label we’ll send to the buyer.
Herja Mine, Chiuzbaia, Baia Sprie, Maramures  Romania

Specimen size: 9.3 × 4.7 × 2.9 cm = 3.66” × 1.85” × 1.14”

Main crystal size: 4.2 × 1.8 cm = 1.65” × 0.71”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Former collection of Ignacio Hernández



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Calcite with Boulangerite inclusions
 

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”




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Calcite
Calcite. Calcite.
Calcite  

SQ97AD3: Rosette growths of flattened, almost lenticular, rhombohedral Calcite crystals that are snowy white, translucent and are implanted on a matrix of Dolomite crystals.
The sample is from the Francesco S. Stoppani collection (catalog number4012), 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.
Herja Mine, Chiuzbaia, Baia Sprie, Maramures  Romania (2005)

Specimen size: 9 × 8.1 × 6.5 cm = 3.54” × 3.19” × 2.56”

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

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani



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Bournonite with Sphalerite and Pyrite

Recorded under LED light
 

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”




Bournonite with Sphalerite and Pyrite. Bournonite with Sphalerite and Pyrite.
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Berthierite with Calcite and Siderite
Berthierite with Calcite and Siderite. Front
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Berthierite with Calcite and Siderite. Rear
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Recorded under LED light
 

MB40AK3: Centered aggregate of acicular Berthierite crystals, on matrix, which is very unusual, with Siderite and aggregates of grey-white Calcite crystals.
The specimen is from the Uwe Niemeyer collection, whose label we will send to the buyer.
Herja Mine, Chiuzbaia, Baia Sprie, Maramures  Romania (1956)

Specimen size: 12.7 × 8.7 × 7.4 cm = 5.00” × 3.43” × 2.91”

Former collection of Uwe Niemeyer



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Baia Sprie area (Maramures)

Bournonite with Pyrite
 

TC6AJ1: Cyclic twinned Bournonite crystals with very well defined parallel polycrystalline growth on the prismatic faces and most of them totally or partially doubly terminated. They are very bright and are with groups of black Sphalerite crystals and small Pyrite crystals.
We will send the sample in its original Perkin’s box from the R.J. Noble collection, also containing the collection label.
Shaft 5, Baia Sprie, Maramures  Romania

Specimen size: 3.1 × 2.5 × 1.7 cm = 1.22” × 0.98” × 0.67”

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

Former collection of Bob Noble



Bournonite with Pyrite. Bournonite with Pyrite.
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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



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Other localities from the Maramures area

Calcite with Pyrite

Recorded under LED light
 

MA93AK3: Group of scalenohedral Calcite crystals, very elongated and sharp, extraordinarily lustrous, intense pink, associated with small Pyrite crystals.
The specimen comes from the collection of Miguel Salvador Robles of Madrid (lacks a label) and is from a locality from which very few quality specimens are known.
Nistru-Baita (Nistru Mine), Aurum, Maramures  Romania (1983)

Specimen size: 10.7 × 8.1 × 6.2 cm = 4.21” × 3.19” × 2.44”

Main crystal size: 6.1 × 2.1 cm = 2.40” × 0.83”

Very fluorescent long & short UV



Calcite with Pyrite. Front
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Calcite with Pyrite. Top
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Calcite with Pyrite. Top
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Pyrite with Sphalerite and Quartz
Pyrite with Sphalerite and Quartz. Pyrite with Sphalerite and Quartz.
 

EB96AJ0: Twinned Sphalerite crystals with polycrystalline growths. They are on matrix with Pyrite crystals and groups of clear Quartz crystals. It is from an “impossible” locality where it is very difficult to obtain anything decent nowadays.
Rodna Mountains, Maramures  Romania (1970-1980)

Specimen size: 12.4 × 8.5 × 10.7 cm = 4.88” × 3.35” × 4.21”

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

Former collection of Uwe Niemeyer



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

EL86AC5: 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.
Baiut, Maramures  Romania (±1970)

Specimen size: 6 × 5.2 × 3.5 cm = 2.36” × 2.05” × 1.38”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 0.9 cm = 0.87” × 0.35”

Former collection of Uwe Niemeyer



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Stibnite
 

EB86AC5: 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.
Baiut, Maramures  Romania (±1970)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 5 × 2.6 cm = 2.52” × 1.97” × 1.02”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 1.2 cm = 0.98” × 0.47”

Former collection of Uwe Niemeyer



Stibnite. Stibnite.
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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



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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.
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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.

Calcite with Pyrite
Calcite with Pyrite. Calcite with Pyrite.
 

LC87AE5: Double rosette-like growth of white lenticular Calcite crystals on matrix, formed by extremely flattened rhombohedra and with curved edges. A Romanian classic from a closed mine.
The sample is from the collection of Carles Millan (catalog #5464) and, previously, from the Minette collection (catalog #WW208), whose related labels and cards we’ll send to the buyer.
Turt Mine, Turt, Negresti-Oas, Oas Mountains, Satu Mare  Romania

Specimen size: 9.4 × 6.2 × 4.2 cm = 3.70” × 2.44” × 1.65”

Minor fluorescence short UV

Former collection of Carles Millan



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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.
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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”




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Other localities

Gold with Quartz
 

EB56AF9: Dendritic growths of flattened crystals that have very well defined faces and edges, with hoppered faces, very bright and on a rocky matrix coated by small Quartz crystals. A great European classic, where most of the samples were found in the 19th century.
The sample is from the Hubin Neupré collection whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
Rosia Montana, Apuseni Mountains, Alba, Transylvania  Romania

Specimen size: 8.6 × 6.5 × 3.2 cm = 3.39” × 2.56” × 1.26”

Former collection of René Hubin



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

TT72AL3: Well defined lamellar Nagyágite crystals on matrix, lustrous and undamaged, something unusual for this rare species of which Sacarîmb (Nagyág) is the type locality. With intergrowths of aggregates of small Quartz crystals.
Sacarîmb (Nagyág), Deva, Hunedoara  Romania

Specimen size: 4.1 × 3 × 1.6 cm = 1.61” × 1.18” × 0.63”

Type locality



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Sylvanite with Quartz
Sylvanite with Quartz  

MH36Z8: Parallel growths and very well defined and very bright skeletal Sylvanite crystals. They are on a Quartz surface on a rocky matrix. A magnificent Romanian classic. This sample is from the Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin and it is with two labels, one of the Joan Abella collection and the other, that looks old and it is written in French, of a previous unknown collector. We will send both labels to the buyer.
Sacarîmb (Nagyág), Deva, Hunedoara  Romania

Specimen size: 7.3 × 7 × 5.2 cm = 2.87” × 2.76” × 2.05”

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




Sylvanite with Quartz. Sylvanite with Quartz.
Sylvanite with Quartz.
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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



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SLOVAK REPUBLIC

Euchroite with Azurite
 

EA56V1: Euchroite from the type locality. Groups of crystals with very well defined faces and edges, excellent color and luster and on matrix, with concretionary growths of microcrystalline Azurite.
Farbište, Poniky, Slovenské Rudohorie Mountains, Banská Bystrica, Banská Bystrica Region  Slovak Republic (10/2011)

Specimen size: 8 × 5.4 × 4.5 cm = 3.15” × 2.13” × 1.77”

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




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

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

Specimen size: 11 × 4.5 × 6.2 cm = 4.33” × 1.77” × 2.44”

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

Type locality



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Langite
 

ME26AG9: A druse on a rocky matrix, very rich in well-defined Langite micro-crystals than are much more isolated than usual. They are very bright and have a magnificent blue color, deeper and more intense tjhan usual with this rare species.
The sample is from the Jordi Vilallonga collection.
Ľubietová (Libethen), Banská Bystrica  Slovak Republic (2004)

Specimen size: 7.4 × 4.1 × 1.1 cm = 2.91” × 1.61” × 0.43”

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

Former collection of Jordi Vilallonga



Langite. Langite.
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Libethenite with Dolomite
Libethenite with Dolomite. 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



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Azurite with Malachite
 

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

Specimen size: 8.7 × 4.6 × 1.9 cm = 3.43” × 1.81” × 0.75”

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




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

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

Specimen size: 9.8 × 5.5 × 6.2 cm = 3.86” × 2.17” × 2.44”

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




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Azurite with Malachite
 

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

Specimen size: 13.3 × 10 × 5.8 cm = 5.24” × 3.94” × 2.28”

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




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

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

Specimen size: 4.5 × 3.8 × 2.5 cm = 1.77” × 1.50” × 0.98”

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




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Quartz with Fe-Mn oxides
 

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

Specimen size: 8.3 × 6.4 × 3.5 cm = 3.27” × 2.52” × 1.38”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.2 cm = 0.20” × 0.08”




Quartz with Fe-Mn oxides.
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Quartz with Fe-Mn oxides
Quartz with Fe-Mn oxides. Quartz with Fe-Mn oxides.
 

EG66R9: Growths of Quartz crystals forming irregular bundles. The crystals are completely coated by intensely bright and iridescent oxides of iron and manganese. On a matrix of Limonite.
This specimen was published on the Mineralogical Record´s web page, in the ‘What’s New in the Mineral World?’ section of the March 10, 2011 edition.
Banská Štiavnica (Schemnitz), Banská Štiavnica District, Banská Bystrica Region  Slovak Republic (2009)

Specimen size: 11.5 × 6 × 4 cm = 4.53” × 2.36” × 1.57”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.3 cm = 0.43” × 0.12”




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Quartz
 

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

Specimen size: 15.5 × 8.5 × 9 cm = 6.10” × 3.35” × 3.54”

Main crystal size: 14 × 4.5 cm = 5.51” × 1.77”




Quartz. Front
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SLOVENIA

Wulfenite
Wulfenite. Wulfenite.
 

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

Specimen size: 3.7 × 3.5 × 2.6 cm = 1.46” × 1.38” × 1.02”

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

Former collection Caroline Martaud (Wulfenites)



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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, Lappland  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



Calcite. Front
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Lead with Garnet
Lead with Garnet. Lead with Garnet.
 

TC86X8: Very well developed interstitial laminar growth, on matrix, with Epidote and garnet. The sample is from a Swedish locality, classic for native Lead but that must not be confuse with better known Lĺngban.
Garpenberg Norra Mine, Garpenberg, Hedemora, Dalarna  Sweden (2011)

Specimen size: 4.7 × 2.9 × 2.3 cm = 1.85” × 1.14” × 0.91”




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Hematite with smoky Quartz
 

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

Specimen size: 4.1 × 2.3 × 1.8 cm = 1.61” × 0.91” × 0.71”

Main crystal size: 2.3 × 1.9 cm = 0.91” × 0.75”




Hematite with smoky Quartz.
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Hematite
Hematite. Hematite.
 

ED98AK6: Rosette-like books of lamellar Hematite crystals with well defined hexagonal outlines, very lustrous, on matrix. A European classic of excellent quality and very aesthetic.
Bächi Valley, Reckingen, Grafschaft, Goms, Wallis (Valais)  Switzerland

Specimen size: 4.6 × 3.7 × 3.9 cm = 1.81” × 1.46” × 1.54”

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




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Hematite (variety iron rose)
Hematite (variety iron rose)  

TA1AL5: Flat rosette growths (“iron rose”), very sharp, with very marked, shiny and lamellar polycrystalline growths
The specimen comes from the Rock Currier collection (no.1387), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Central St Gotthard Massif, Leventina, Ticino (Tessin)  Switzerland

Specimen size: 7.3 × 3.4 × 3.3 cm = 2.87” × 1.34” × 1.30”

Main crystal size: 3.7 × 2.6 cm = 1.46” × 1.02”




Hematite (variety iron rose). Front
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Orthoclase (variety adularia) with Chlorite
Orthoclase (variety adularia) with Chlorite. Front
Front
Orthoclase (variety adularia) with Chlorite. Rear
Rear
 

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

Specimen size: 9.8 × 6.2 × 4.8 cm = 3.86” × 2.44” × 1.89”

Former collection of A. Mayor

Minor fluorescence short UV



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Quartz (variety smoky)
Quartz (variety smoky)  

MQ76AK9: Group of doubly terminated floater crystals, transparent and very bright, with a slightly smoky tone. An alpine classic from the collection Carles Manresa (no. 4147) whose collection entry shows that it was previously in the collection of Joaquín Folch Girona, who got it in an exchange with the Sulzbachs, Zurich, in 1950. We will send to the buyer, together with the specimen, the label and collection record of Carlos Manresa and the label and handwritten record from the Folch collection.
Sidelangetscher, Furka Pass area, Urseren, Uri  Switzerland (±1950)

Specimen size: 5.6 × 5 × 3.7 cm = 2.20” × 1.97” × 1.46”

Main crystal size: 5.5 × 3.3 cm = 2.17” × 1.30”

Former collection of Carles Manresa

With record from the Folch Collection (duplicates)



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

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

Specimen size: 6.5 × 3.6 × 2.7 cm = 2.56” × 1.42” × 1.06”




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Calcite (variety "papierspat") with Chlorite, Orthoclase and Quartz
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)



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TURKEY

Twinned Diaspore with Rutile
Twinned Diaspore with Rutile. Front - Day light (incident light)
Front - Day light (incident light)
Twinned Diaspore with Rutile. Front - Led light
Front - Led light
Twinned Diaspore with Rutile. Rear - Day light (incident light)
Rear - Day light (incident light)
Twinned Diaspore with Rutile. Top - Led light
Top - Led light
Twinned Diaspore with Rutile  

EV10AL9: Mostly new after the Sainte Marie 2020 Virtual Show, from a classic Turkish locality but with a different transparency and color. A twin of two crystals with different terminations, one of them with visible faces and the other with very acute polycrystalline growths. The longest crystal has a partially incomplete termination. The crystals are transparent, with good luster and abundant Rutile inclusions. They have an intense yellow-green color with focused natural light and more yellow under halogen light, and with clearly visible dichroism changing color between soft red and green.
Ilbir Mountain, Pinarcik, Milâs District, Muğla Province, Aegean Region  Turkey (2020)

Specimen size: 5.2 × 2.4 × 1.9 cm = 2.05” × 0.94” × 0.75”

Main crystal size: 5.2 × 1 cm = 2.05” × 0.39”




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Diaspore
 

ER98AL9: Mostly new after the Sainte Marie 2020 Virtual Show, from a classic Turkish locality but with a different transparency and color. The crystal is incomplete at the bottom, but has very sharp polycrystalline upper terminations. It is transparent, lustrous, deep yellow-green in focused natural light and more yellow under halogen lights, with very clearly visible dichroism shifting between soft red and green.
Ilbir Mountain, Pinarcik, Milâs District, Muğla Province, Aegean Region  Turkey (2020)

Specimen size: 5.7 × 1.8 × 1 cm = 2.24” × 0.71” × 0.39”




Diaspore. Front - Day light (incident light)
Front - Day light (incident light)
Diaspore. Front - Led light
Front - Led light
Diaspore. Rear - Day light (incident light)
Rear - Day light (incident light)
Diaspore. Rear - Led light
Rear - Led light
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Twinned Diaspore
Twinned Diaspore. Front - Day light
Front - Day light
Twinned Diaspore. Front - bulb light (incident light)
Front - bulb light (incident light)
Twinned Diaspore. Rear - Day light
Rear - Day light
Twinned Diaspore. Rear - bulb light
Rear - bulb light
 

EF26AL6: A partial novelty after the Sainte Marie 2020 Virtual Show. From a classic Turkish locality but with a different morphology and color. With a vertical twin plane, the crystal has excellent terminal faces, is transparent and very lustrous, and is very fine and of great quality. With greenish yellow tones and marked dichroism, it changes color between soft red and green depending on the type of incident light and the angle of incidence of the light.
Ilbir Mountain, Pinarcik, Milâs District, Muğla Province, Aegean Region  Turkey (2020)

Specimen size: 5.4 × 1.7 × 1 cm = 2.13” × 0.67” × 0.39”




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Diaspore
 

EF66AL7: Partially new after the Sainte Marie Virtual Show 2020. From a classic Turkish locality but with a different transparency and color, intense yellow-green under focused natural light, but yellower under halogen light and with an easily visible dichroism changing between soft red and green.
Ilbir Mountain, Pinarcik, Milâs District, Muğla Province, Aegean Region  Turkey (2020)

Specimen size: 8.3 × 2.7 × 1.2 cm = 3.27” × 1.06” × 0.47”




Diaspore. Front - Day light (incident light)
Front - Day light (incident light)
Diaspore. Front - Led light
Front - Led light
Diaspore. Rear - Day light (incident light)
Rear - Day light (incident light)
Diaspore. Top
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Diaspore with Mica and Rutile
Diaspore with Mica and Rutile. Front - Day light (incident light)
Front - Day light (incident light)
Diaspore with Mica and Rutile. Front - Led light
Front - Led light
Diaspore with Mica and Rutile. Rear - Day light (incident light)
Rear - Day light (incident light)
Diaspore with Mica and Rutile. Bottom
Bottom
 

EV96AL7: Partially new after the Sainte Marie Virtual Show 2020. A doubly terminated and floater crystal with polycrystalline terminations that have intergrowths of Mica (probably Margarite) and small acicular crystals of Rutile. The specimen comes from a classic Turkish locality but is distinguished by its great transparency and color, an intense yellow-green under focused natural light and a more yellow under halogen light and with an easily visible dichroism changing between soft red and green tones.
Ilbir Mountain, Pinarcik, Milâs District, Muğla Province, Aegean Region  Turkey (2020)

Specimen size: 8.6 × 3.3 × 1.5 cm = 3.39” × 1.30” × 0.59”




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Colemanite
 

GT47R6: Druse growth of crystals with very well defined faces and edges, transparent, bright and on matrix.
Bigadiç, Balikesir, Marmara Region  Turkey

Specimen size: 11.2 × 9 × 6.5 cm = 4.41” × 3.54” × 2.56”

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

Former collection of Pedro Goy. Number 163

Very fluorescent and phosphorescent



Colemanite. Colemanite.
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UKRAINE

Siderite with Fluorite and Dolomite
Siderite with Fluorite and Dolomite. Siderite with Fluorite and Dolomite.
Siderite with Fluorite and Dolomite  

SK47AD3: Aggregate of very Sharp rhombohedral Siderite crystals, with polycrystalline growths and a single cubic Fluorite crystal, transparent and with a blue color and violet color zones. We note the locality which is really uncommon.
The sample is from the Francesco S. Stoppani collection (catalog number 0614), and was previously in the J.H. Marshall Jr. collection (catalog number 2640). We'll send to the buyer the Stoppani label and the label and card from the Marshall Jr. collection. As is the case with so many specimens in this collection, the sample is of great quality for the locality.
Khoroshiv (Volodarsk-Volynskii), Zhytomyr Oblast  Ukraine

Specimen size: 6.7 × 4.9 × 3.6 cm = 2.64” × 1.93” × 1.42”

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani



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Beryl (variety heliodor)
 

EY53Y8: Transparent and bright floater crystal with intense yellow color and showing the typical etched surfaces rich in very well defined dissolution forms.
Khoroshiv (Volodarsk-Volynskii), Zhytomyr Oblast  Ukraine

Specimen size: 6.2 × 2.1 × 1.5 cm = 2.44” × 0.83” × 0.59”




Beryl (variety heliodor). Front
Front
Beryl (variety heliodor). Rear
Rear
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UNITED KINGDOM

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

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

Specimen size: 6.2 × 5.3 × 5.4 cm = 2.44” × 2.09” × 2.13”

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




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Calcite

Recorded under LED light
Calcite
 

MD16AL6: Druse of complex Calcite crystals with dominant scalenohedron faces, transparent, shiny, and with reddish inclusions of Hematite. A great English classic, really old and with an unusual pedigree, with two labels that detail much of its history.
It came from the collection of Francis Butler, who in 1890 sold it to the British Museum in London, which gave it the collection number BM65723, after which it passed on to the Leif Engman collection.
Bigrigg Mine, Bigrigg, West Cumberland Iron Field, former Cumberland, Cumbria  England / United Kingdom

Specimen size: 7.9 × 6.2 × 2.7 cm = 3.11” × 2.44” × 1.06”

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

Former collection of Leif Engman



Calcite. Front
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Calcite. Side
Side
Calcite. Calcite.
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Calcite
Calcite. Front
Front
Calcite. Side
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Calcite.
 

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

Specimen size: 9 × 7.6 × 3.7 cm = 3.54” × 2.99” × 1.46”

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




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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



Calcite with Hematite inclusions. Calcite with Hematite inclusions.
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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”




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Hematite with Quartz
 

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

Specimen size: 7.5 × 5.3 × 5.2 cm = 2.95” × 2.09” × 2.05”

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




Hematite with Quartz. Hematite with Quartz.
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Mimetite (variety campylite) with Goethite
Mimetite (variety campylite) with Goethite. Mimetite (variety campylite) with Goethite.
Mimetite (variety campylite) with Goethite  

NC67AL5: Group of crystals of Mimetite (variety campylite) on matrix, with Goethite, a barrel habit and with very marked curvatures of the faces and edges to give almost globular shapes. Deep orange in color and very bright, it comes from the locality best known for this variety.
Dry Gill Mine, Caldbeck Fells, Allerdale, former Cumberland, Cumbria  England / United Kingdom

Specimen size: 7.6 × 3.2 × 4.1 cm = 2.99” × 1.26” × 1.61”

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




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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 with Baryte
Pyromorphite with Baryte. Pyromorphite with Baryte.
 

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

Specimen size: 8 × 5.8 × 4.6 cm = 3.15” × 2.28” × 1.81”

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




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Kaolinite after Orthoclase
 

TG86AL3: Kaolinite pseudomorph after a floater Karlsbad-law twinned Orthoclase crystal.
This classic English specimen will be sent in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
St Dennis, St Austell District, Cornwall  England / United Kingdom

Specimen size: 2.7 × 1.3 × 0.6 cm = 1.06” × 0.51” × 0.24”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Kaolinite after Orthoclase. Kaolinite after Orthoclase.
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Bornite after Chalcocite
Bornite after Chalcocite. Front
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Bornite after Chalcocite. Rear
Rear
Bornite after Chalcocite. Top
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Bornite after Chalcocite  

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

Specimen size: 2.1 × 1.4 × 1.6 cm = 0.83” × 0.55” × 0.63”

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

Former collection of Carlos Prieto Paramio



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Bornite
 

TY68AJ3: Aerial group of cubic-shaped crystals with small octahedral faces and parallel polycrystalline growths. They are bright, with vivid iridescences of dominant blue and green shades. An excellent classic, an “oldie” of English mineralogy.
Carn Brea, Pool, Illogan, Camborne - Redruth - Saint Day District, Cornwall  England / United Kingdom

Specimen size: 4.4 × 3.5 × 3.4 cm = 1.73” × 1.38” × 1.34”




Bornite. Front
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Bornite. Rear
Rear
Bornite.
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Cuprite with Calcite
Cuprite with Calcite. Cuprite with Calcite.
 

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

Specimen size: 4.4 × 3.4 × 2.1 cm = 1.73” × 1.34” × 0.83”

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




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Olivenite
 

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”




Olivenite. Olivenite.
Olivenite.
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Fluorite on Quartz
Fluorite on Quartz.
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



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Fluorite and Chalcopyrite
 

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

Specimen size: 7 × 6.4 × 4.5 cm = 2.76” × 2.52” × 1.77”

Main crystal size: 4.9 × 3.8 cm = 1.93” × 1.50”

Very fluorescent long & short UV



Fluorite and Chalcopyrite.
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Fluorite with Quartz
Fluorite with Quartz. Front
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Fluorite with Quartz. Side
Side
Fluorite with Quartz.

Recorded under LED light
 

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



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Fluorite
 

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

Specimen size: 21.3 × 16.2 × 5 cm = 8.39” × 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



Fluorite. Fluorite.
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Galena with Pyrite and Fluorite
Galena with Pyrite and Fluorite. Front
Front
Galena with Pyrite and Fluorite. Side
Side
Galena with Pyrite and Fluorite. Top
Top
 

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

Specimen size: 5.2 × 4 × 3.8 cm = 2.05” × 1.57” × 1.50”

Main crystal size: 4.4 × 3.2 cm = 1.73” × 1.26”

Former collection of A. Mayor

Fluorite fluorescent long & short UV



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Witherite
Witherite  

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

Specimen size: 6.5 × 6.3 × 2.2 cm = 2.56” × 2.48” × 0.87”

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

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani



Witherite. Witherite.
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Pyromorphite with Wulfenite
Pyromorphite with Wulfenite. Pyromorphite with Wulfenite.
 

NV86AL5: Spheroidal aggregates of small deep green and uniform Pyromorphite crystals, on matrix, with small yellow-brown lamellar crystals of Wulfenite. The specimen comes from one of the classic European localities for the species.
Bwlch Glas Mine, Cyneiniog Valley, Talybont, Ceulanymaesmawr, Ceredigion  Wales / United Kingdom

Specimen size: 7.5 × 4.5 × 1.7 cm = 2.95” × 1.77” × 0.67”




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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.
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