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


AUSTRIA

Dolomite
Dolomite. Dolomite.
Dolomite  

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

Specimen size: 7 × 6.7 × 3.7 cm = 2.76” × 2.64” × 1.46”

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

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani



Strontianite with Magnesite
Strontianite with  Magnesite  

SB67AM1: Parallel growths of Strontianite crystals with a short prismatic habit, some of them doubly terminated, between transparent and translucent, and lustrous. On matrix, with rhombohedral Magnesite crystals. An Austrian classic.
The specimen, which had been in the collection of the Museum of the School of Mines in Paris, passed by exchange to the collection of Francesco S. Stoppani (record 1088), whose label we will send to the buyer and which shows the date of the exchange (1976). As with many of the specimens in the aforementioned collection, this one is of good quality for the locality.
Oberdorf an der Laming, Laming Valley, Bruck an der Mur, Styria/Steiermark  Austria

Specimen size: 6 × 4.9 × 4.2 cm = 2.36” × 1.93” × 1.65”

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

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani

minID: RAC-N1R



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

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

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

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

Fluorescent short UV

Type locality



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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

minID: EKG-U69



Strontianite with Magnesite. Strontianite with Magnesite.
Titanite with Calcite
Titanite with Calcite. Titanite with Calcite.
 

EF27AM0: Group of twinned Titanite crystals, most of them doubly terminated, very sharp and with well defined faces and edges. Translucent, with great luster and deep green color. On matrix, with rhombohedral Calcite crystals. An alpine classic.
Kals am Großglockner, Lienz District, East Tyrol, Tyrol/Tirol  Austria

Specimen size: 6.2 × 3.8 × 1.6 cm = 2.44” × 1.50” × 0.63”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 0.5 cm = 0.59” × 0.20”


minID: 1M3-P4J



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Almandine
 

TVM13AO0: Complete floater rhombic dodecahedral Almandine crystal, very sharp, with good luster, translucent edges and a deep garnet color.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. (Bob) Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Granatenkogel north slope, Gaisberg Valley, Obergurgl, Gurgler Valley, Ötz Valley, North Tyrol, Tyrol/Tirol  Austria

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

Former collection of Bob Noble



Almandine. Front
Front
Almandine. Side
Side
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Almandine with Muscovite and Quartz
Almandine with Muscovite and Quartz. Front
Front
Almandine with Muscovite and Quartz. Rear
Rear
 

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”


minID: V9L-4R5



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Orthoclase (variety adularia)
 

TX10AN1: Group on matrix of very sharp Orthoclase crystals (variety adularia), with distinct parallel growths, snow-white, with good lustre. An alpine classic.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label, which shows that it was previously in the Melanson collection.
Pailgrat, Hollersbach im Pinzgau, Zell am See District, Salzburg  Austria

Specimen size: 3.4 × 2.7 × 2.5 cm = 1.34” × 1.06” × 0.98”

Main crystal size: 2.6 × 1.3 cm = 1.02” × 0.51”

Minor fluorescence short UV

Former collection of Bob Noble



Orthoclase (variety adularia). Front
Front
Orthoclase (variety adularia). Front
Front
Orthoclase (variety adularia). Side
Side
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Epidote
Epidote. Front
Front
Epidote. Rear
Rear
Epidote. Rear
Rear
 

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”


minID: KMM-T2D



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Beryl (variety emerald)

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

BFR64AO6: Beryl crystal (emerald variety) with distinct crystal forms, transparent, with good luster and an intense color, on a mica schist matrix. Without pretending to emulate the Colombian specimens, the emeralds from the Austrian Alps are the classic European reference for this variety of Beryl.
Habach Valley, Hohe Tauern, Salzburg  Austria

Specimen size: 3.9 × 1.9 × 1.4 cm = 1.54” × 0.75” × 0.55”

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




Beryl (variety emerald). Beryl (variety emerald).
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Löllingite with Siderite
Löllingite with Siderite. Löllingite with Siderite.

Fluorescent light (daylight)
Löllingite with Siderite
 

TPL86AP9: Aggregates of lenticular deformed Löllingite crystals, lustrous, and on a massive Siderite matrix.
The specimen, a rarity practically impossible to find, comes from the type locality for the species and is accompanied by two old labels that we will send to the buyer.
Wolf Mine, Urban District Lölling, Hüttenberg, Sankt Veit an der Glan, Carinthia/Kärnten  Austria

Specimen size: 5.4 × 3.7 × 3.2 cm = 2.13” × 1.46” × 1.26”

Type locality



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Descloizite

Fluorescent light (daylight)
Descloizite
 

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

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

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

Former collection of Moutet (Marseille)



Descloizite. Descloizite.
Cerussite with Wulfenite
Cerussite with Wulfenite. Front
Front
Cerussite with Wulfenite. Rear
Rear

Fluorescent light (daylight)
Cerussite with Wulfenite
 

EFR67AP6: Cerussite crystal with very marked parallel growths and very sharp crystal forms, translucent, with dark tones and covered with small bipyramidal Wulfenite crystals, with brilliant luster and an intense yellow-orange color.
The specimen, an old European classic of large crystal size for what is known from the locality, comes from the Michel Perraudin collection (number 303)
Hochobir mining district, Hochobir Mountain, Eisenkappel-Vellach, Völkermarkt District, Carinthia/Kärnten  Austria

Specimen size: 5.6 × 2.9 × 2.5 cm = 2.20” × 1.14” × 0.98”

Former collection of Michel Perraudin



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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

minID: TM6-YCP



Calcite with Chlorite. Front
Front
Calcite with Chlorite. Side
Side
Calcite with Chlorite.
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BELGIUM

Ardennite-(As) with Hematite, Rutile and Quartz
Ardennite-(As) with Hematite, Rutile and Quartz. Ardennite-(As) with Hematite, Rutile and Quartz.

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

EFG46AP5: Of the best quality for what is known in the species, with deformed and flattened crystals of Ardennite-(As), in some areas with a fibrous appearance, lustrous, bright orange, in a matrix of Quartz with small lamellar Hematite crystals and acicular Rutile crystals. This specimen comes from the type locality for the species.
Salmchâteau, Vielsalm, Bastogne, Luxembourg Province, Wallonia Region  Belgium

Specimen size: 7.1 × 6.9 × 3 cm = 2.80” × 2.72” × 1.18”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 0.3 cm = 0.67” × 0.12”

Type locality



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Calcite
Calcite  

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

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

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

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani



Calcite. Calcite.

BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA

Ba-rich Microcline (variety hyalophane)
Ba-rich Microcline (variety hyalophane).

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

TC2140MTP: Floater group of sharp crystals of hyalophane (barium-rich variety of Microcline), which form multiple twins, with a predominance of Manebach's law. Colorless, transparent and very lustrous.
Zagradski Potok Mine, Zagradski Creek, Busovača, Central Bosnia, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina  Bosnia-Herzegovina

Specimen size: 4.5 × 3.9 × 2 cm = 1.77” × 1.54” × 0.79”

Main crystal size: 4.5 × 2.1 cm = 1.77” × 0.83”




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Ba-rich Microcline (variety hyalophane) with Rutile inclusions
 

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”


minID: 49J-PMM



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

Galena
Galena. Galena.
 

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

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

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

Former collection of Bob Noble



Galena with Calcite

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

EXM89AP0: Group of very shiny cubic Galena crystals with surfaces showing dissolution forms and parallel staggering with small coatings of white Calcite crystals.
The specimen comes from the Jacques Meggs collection, whose label we will send to the buyer.
Madan mining area, Rhodope Mountains, Smolyan Oblast  Bulgaria

Specimen size: 9 × 6 × 8 cm = 3.54” × 2.36” × 3.15”

Main crystal size: 7.6 × 5.8 cm = 2.99” × 2.28”

Former collection of Jacques Meggs



Galena with Calcite. Galena with Calcite.
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Sphalerite with Galena
Sphalerite with Galena. Front
Front
Sphalerite with Galena. Light behind
Light behind
Sphalerite with Galena.
 

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

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

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




Chalcopyrite with Galena and Sphalerite

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

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

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

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




Chalcopyrite with Galena and Sphalerite. Chalcopyrite with Galena and Sphalerite.
Chalcopyrite with Galena and Sphalerite.
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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Sphalerite with Quartz

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

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

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

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




Sphalerite with Quartz. Front
Front
Sphalerite with Quartz. Side
Side
Sphalerite with Quartz. Sphalerite with Quartz.
Pyromorphite with Quartz
Pyromorphite with Quartz. Pyromorphite with Quartz.
 

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

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

Specimen size: 4.7 × 1.7 × 1.4 cm = 1.85” × 0.67” × 0.55”

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




Pyromorphite with Quartz
 

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”





CZECH REPUBLIC

Marcasite
 

TY16AN1: Parallel growths of sharp Marcasite crystals, clearly twinned, with bright luster, iridescent and in perfect condition.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label, which shows that it was previously in the Melanson collection.
Komořany (Most), Most District, Ústí nad Labem Region  Czech Republic

Specimen size: 3 × 2 × 0.8 cm = 1.18” × 0.79” × 0.31”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Marcasite. Marcasite.
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Orthoclase after Leucite (variety pseudoleucite)
Orthoclase after Leucite (variety pseudoleucite). Front
Front
Orthoclase after Leucite (variety pseudoleucite). Rear
Rear

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

TLB86AP3: Floater group of Leucite crystals pseudomorphed by Orthoclase, maintaining the very well defined original trapezohedron forms, and less corroded than is usual in such specimens.
Loučná pod Klínovcem, Chomutov District, Ústí nad Labem Region  Czech Republic

Specimen size: 4.3 × 4.2 × 4.1 cm = 1.69” × 1.65” × 1.61”




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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

minID: HH7-N1J



Proustite. Front
Front
Proustite. Front
Front
Proustite. Side
Side
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Pyrargyrite on Calcite
Pyrargyrite on Calcite.
Pyrargyrite on Calcite.
Pyrargyrite on Calcite  

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

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

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

Former collection Folch (duplicates)



Scheelite with Galena

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

BRA91AO8: Group of profiled Scheelite crystals, translucent, with a greasy luster and brown color. On matrix, with cubo-octahedral Galena crystals.
A Czech classic, and at the same time a rarity that comes from an important European collection.
Příbram, Central Bohemia Region, Bohemia  Czech Republic

Specimen size: 5.8 × 4.7 × 3.1 cm = 2.28” × 1.85” × 1.22”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.7 cm = 0.47” × 0.28”

Fluorescent long & short UV



Scheelite with Galena. Front
Front
Scheelite with Galena. Top
Top
Scheelite with Galena.
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Galena with Pyrite
Galena with Pyrite. Front
Front
Galena with Pyrite. Rear
Rear
Galena with Pyrite.

Fluorescent light (daylight)
Galena with Pyrite
 

MHB86AO2: Very sharp cubo-octahedral Galena crystals with good luster. On matrix, with Pyrite microcrystal coatings.
The specimen is very old, as evidenced by the handwritten label that accompanies it.
Příbram, Central Bohemia Region, Bohemia  Czech Republic

Specimen size: 8 × 6 × 3.8 cm = 3.15” × 2.36” × 1.50”

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




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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

minID: CH3-1E1



Silver after Dyscrasite. Silver after Dyscrasite.
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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



Stibnite

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

BLL70AO5: Centered fan-shaped groups of acicular Stibnite crystals, with excellent luster and an intense bluish metallic iridescence, on matrix, with Quartz. A Czech classic from an important collection.
Příbram, Central Bohemia Region, Bohemia  Czech Republic

Specimen size: 14.9 × 10.1 × 4.7 cm = 5.87” × 3.98” × 1.85”




Stibnite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Stibnite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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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”


minID: HK8-094



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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). Rear
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Copper (neoformed).
Copper (neoformed)
Copper (neoformed). Front
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Copper (neoformed). Rear
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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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Copper (neoformed).
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Calcite
Calcite.
Calcite.

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Calcite
 

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

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

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

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani




DENMARK

Thomsenolite, Pachnolite, Hidrokenoralstonite, Siderite and Pyrite
 

EK46Y7: White Hidrokenoralstonita 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”

Type locality

Former collection of Claus Hedegaard



Thomsenolite, Pachnolite, Hidrokenoralstonite, Siderite and Pyrite. Thomsenolite, Pachnolite, Hidrokenoralstonite, Siderite and Pyrite.
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FINLAND

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

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

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

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




Fluorapophyllite-(K) with Harmotome
 

HG49AM2: Crusts of small elongated crystals of Fluorapophyllite-(K), transparent, with an extraordinarily bright luster and an intense and uniform yellow color. With crystals of greyish white Harmotome. The specimen comes from an extraordinary find in 1965 from which only a limited number of pieces were obtained.
Korsnäs Lead Mine, Korsnäs, Vaasa municipality, Ostrobothnia  Finland (1965)

Specimen size: 11.7 × 11 × 5.2 cm = 4.61” × 4.33” × 2.05”

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




Fluorapophyllite-(K) with Harmotome. Fluorapophyllite-(K) with Harmotome.
Fluorapophyllite-(K) with Harmotome.
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Uvarovite
Uvarovite. 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



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Topaz with Albite, Quartz and Muscovite

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Topaz with Albite, Quartz and Muscovite
 

MLJ70AO2: Everything about this specimen of Topaz is out of the ordinary, especially the unusual location and the size of the crystal, which is also very sharp and with lustrous faces. On matrix, with Albite, Quartz and lamellar aggregates of Muscovite.
The specimen, sawn at the back to reduce excess matrix, comes from the collection of Dr. Jukka Konnunaho, of Finland.
Viitaniemi pegmatite, Eräjärvi, Orivesi, Tampere, Pirkanmaa  Finland

Specimen size: 13 × 9.4 × 6.2 cm = 5.12” × 3.70” × 2.44”

Main crystal size: 10 × 7.6 cm = 3.94” × 2.99”

Former collection of Dr. Jukka Konnunaho



Topaz with Albite, Quartz and Muscovite. Front
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Topaz with Albite, Quartz and Muscovite. Side
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GERMANY

Azurite with Quartz
Azurite with Quartz.

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Azurite with Quartz
 

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

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

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




Calomel

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Calomel
 

SV290TRB: Disseminations of massive Calomel -a rare mercury chloride- with adamantine luster, on matrix, coinciding with the cavities and areas that present a greater degree of oxidation in the specimen, whose locality of origin is the type locality for Moschellandsbergite.
Comes from the old collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon, has been analyzed and we will send those analysis results to the buyer.
Landsberg (Moschellandsberg), Alsenz-Obermoschel, Palatinate/Pfalz, Rhineland-Palatinate/Rheinland-Pfalz  Germany

Specimen size: 3.8 × 2.5 × 2.6 cm = 1.50” × 0.98” × 1.02”

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

Former collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon

With analysis copy



Calomel.
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Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite. Front
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Pyromorphite. Rear
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Pyromorphite. Side
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Pyromorphite
 

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

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

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar



Pyromorphite with Quartz

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Pyromorphite with Quartz
 

BMP90AP6: Pyromorphite crystals, many of them totally or partially doubly terminated, translucent, with good luster and the typical orange-brown color of this classic locality, on a matrix of Quartz.
A fine old representative of the species that comes from the collection of Uwe Nielsen.
Rosenberg Mine, Braubach, Bad Ems District, Lahn Valley, Rhineland-Palatinate/Rheinland-Pfalz  Germany

Specimen size: 5.7 × 4.1 × 3.5 cm = 2.24” × 1.61” × 1.38”

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

Fluorescent long UV & minor fluorescence short UV

Former collection of Uwe Nielsen



Pyromorphite with Quartz. Front
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Pyromorphite with Quartz. Side
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Pyromorphite with Quartz.
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Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.

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Pyromorphite
 

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

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

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

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Carl Hintze



Pyromorphite
 

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

Specimen size: 7.5 × 4 × 2.8 cm = 2.95” × 1.57” × 1.10”

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

Minor fluorescence short UV



Pyromorphite. Front
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Pyromorphite. Side
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Pyromorphite.
Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.

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

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

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



Pyromorphite
 

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”




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



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Galena with Chalcopyrite, Siderite and Dolomite
Galena with Chalcopyrite, Siderite and Dolomite  

TT96AN2: Very aerial cubo-octahedral Galena crystal, with a very flattened tabular habit and a distinct spinel-law twin. On matrix, with shiny Chalcopyrite crystals with sharp crystal forms, with strong curvatures on faces and edges, and tabular Siderite crystals with a light cream color and white Dolomite crystals.
The specimen was previously in Guenter Grundmann's collection and has been photographed and published as a reference for Siegerland in the magazine ‘Lapis‘ number 7-8/1991, page 30
Vereinigung Mine, Katzwinkel, Altenkirchen (Westerwald), Siegerland, Rhineland-Palatinate/Rheinland-Pfalz  Germany

Specimen size: 3.3 × 3.2 × 2.7 cm = 1.30” × 1.26” × 1.06”

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

Former collection of Guenter Grundmann



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

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

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

Former collection of Guenter Grundmann



Tetrahedrite (Subgroup) with Bournonite and Siderite

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Tetrahedrite (Subgroup) with Bournonite and Siderite
 

SV3260EFC: A classic among the classics, a large 'Tetrahedrite' crystal rises very straight above the Siderite, although, unfortunately, it is broken at the top.
The piece as a whole continues to display well because the rest of the crystals are healthy and the break is hidden towards the back, but it has that defect, which the price takes into account.
Horhausen, Flammersfeld, Altenkirchen (Westerwald), Siegerland, Rhineland-Palatinate/Rheinland-Pfalz  Germany

Specimen size: 6 × 3.5 × 2.8 cm = 2.36” × 1.38” × 1.10”

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

Former collection of Valentin Sicher



Tetrahedrite (Subgroup) with Bournonite and Siderite.
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



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.
Bournonite with Tetrahedrite (Subgroup) and Siderite
Bournonite with Tetrahedrite (Subgroup) and Siderite. Bournonite with Tetrahedrite (Subgroup) and Siderite.

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Bournonite with Tetrahedrite (Subgroup) and Siderite
 

SV3220EFA: A classic among the classics, these bournonites associated with 'Tetrahedrite' have good quality and above all, very good state of conservation, which is not very common in specimens from this locality.
The contrast with the brown Siderite helps to visualize the definition of the crystals even better, both for the Bournonite as well as the 'Tetrahedrite'.
Horhausen, Flammersfeld, Altenkirchen (Westerwald), Siegerland, Rhineland-Palatinate/Rheinland-Pfalz  Germany

Specimen size: 5.1 × 2.8 × 2.4 cm = 2.01” × 1.10” × 0.94”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.5 cm = 0.24” × 0.20”

Former collection of Valentin Sicher



Galena with Siderite

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BAF88AO8: Cubo-octahedral Galena crystals with very well defined faces and edges, lustrous and on matrix, covered by small lenticular Siderite crystals.
A German classic that comes from an important European collection.
Georg Mine, Horhausen, Flammersfeld, Altenkirchen (Westerwald), Siegerland, Rhineland-Palatinate/Rheinland-Pfalz  Germany

Specimen size: 8.8 × 6.4 × 3.6 cm = 3.46” × 2.52” × 1.42”

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




Galena with Siderite. Galena with Siderite.
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Pyrite with Calcite
Pyrite with Calcite. Pyrite with Calcite.

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BLF37AP2: Group of Pyrite crystals with very well defined polycrystalline growths, lustrous, in a Calcite matrix. The specimen, a German classic, comes from an important European collection.
Eupel Mine, Niederhövels, Wissen, Flammersfeld, Altenkirchen (Westerwald), Siegerland, Rhineland-Palatinate/Rheinland-Pfalz  Germany

Specimen size: 12.8 × 8.8 × 6.2 cm = 5.04” × 3.46” × 2.44”

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




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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.
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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Pyromorphite

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BXA67AO6: Acicular Pyromorphite crystals on matrix, translucent, with good luster, and a very vivid color with zoning of different intensities.
This specimen was in an important European collection, and comes from a Bavarian locality from which not many quality specimens are known and carries a label from another previous collection: 'Sammlung Th. Prögler'
Krandorf, Neunburg vorm Wald, Schwandorf District, Upper Palatinate/Oberpfalz, Bavaria/Bayern  Germany

Specimen size: 4.3 × 2.4 × 1.8 cm = 1.69” × 0.94” × 0.71”

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




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

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

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

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




Pyromorphite

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TZL48AO5: Short prismatic Pyromorphite crystals, many of them totally or partially doubly terminated, translucent, with good luster and a uniform green color with yellow hues. On a sandstone matrix.
A high-quality rarity for the locality.
Beim Stollen Mine, Tanzfleck, Freihung, Amberg-Sulzbach, Upper Palatinate/Oberpfalz, Bavaria/Bayern  Germany

Specimen size: 6.2 × 5.1 × 2.9 cm = 2.44” × 2.01” × 1.14”

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




Pyromorphite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Pyromorphite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Eosphorite with Quartz and Mica
Eosphorite with Quartz and Mica. Eosphorite with Quartz and Mica.

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BTM27AO6: Fine prismatic crystals of Eosphorite with sharp crystal forms. Transparent, with good luster and salmon-yellow color, on a feldspathic matrix with Quartz crystals and mica sheets.
An old German classic from an important European collection.
Hagendorf South pegmatite (Cornelia shaft), Hagendorf, Waidhaus, Oberpfälzer Wald, Upper Palatinate/Oberpfalz, Bavaria/Bayern  Germany

Specimen size: 4.6 × 4 × 2.7 cm = 1.81” × 1.57” × 1.06”

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




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Hureaulite with Strunzite and Rockbridgeite

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BRM49AP3: Hureaulite crystals with very sharp crystal forms, intense pink in color, on matrix, with Strunzite and green-black coatings of Rockbridgeite. This type locality Strunzite specimen comes from a renowned European collection.
Hagendorf, Waidhaus, Oberpfälzer Wald, Upper Palatinate/Oberpfalz, Bavaria/Bayern  Germany (1957)

Specimen size: 8 × 6.5 × 5.9 cm = 3.15” × 2.56” × 2.32”

Type locality



Hureaulite with Strunzite and Rockbridgeite. Hureaulite with Strunzite and Rockbridgeite.
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Fluorite
Fluorite. Fluorite.

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BFM68AP3: Druse of translucent Fluorite crystals with an intense and uniform violet color. The specimen is an old German classic from a renowned European collection.
Max Mine, Krandorf, Neunburg vorm Wald, Schwandorf District, Upper Palatinate/Oberpfalz, Bavaria/Bayern  Germany

Specimen size: 7.8 × 6.4 × 4.2 cm = 3.07” × 2.52” × 1.65”

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




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Fluorite with Quartz

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Fluorite with Quartz
 

BTP96AP3: Very sharp Fluorite crystals, transparent, with good luster and geometric color zoning, intense on the edges. On matrix, with small white Quartz crystals. The specimen is accompanied by an old Danny A. Michel label that we will send to the buyer.
Hermine Mine, Lissenthan, Nabburg, Wölsendorf West District, Upper Palatinate/Oberpfalz, Bavaria/Bayern  Germany (12/03/1996)

Specimen size: 9.4 × 6 × 2.6 cm = 3.70” × 2.36” × 1.02”

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




Fluorite with Quartz. Fluorite with Quartz.
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Fluorite with Quartz
Fluorite with Quartz.
Fluorite with Quartz.

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Fluorite with Quartz
 

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

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

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




Fluorite with Dolomite and Quartz
 

ET76AM0: Druse of lustrous Fluorite crystals, with geometric color zoning, very deep in the core of the crystal and more transparent on the edges. Partly coated by white Dolomite crystals and Quartz micro-crystals. Of higher quality than usual in specimens from this historic German locality.
Erika Mine, Säulnhof, Stulln, Wölsendorf West District, Upper Palatinate/Oberpfalz, Bavaria/Bayern  Germany

Specimen size: 9.2 × 6.8 × 2.4 cm = 3.62” × 2.68” × 0.94”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.5 cm = 0.24” × 0.20”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

minID: CXH-RP1



Fluorite with Dolomite and Quartz. Front
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Fluorite with Dolomite and Quartz. Light behind
Light behind
Fluorite with Dolomite and Quartz.
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Fluorite with Quartz
Fluorite with Quartz. 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

minID: W6X-H2Q



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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



Fluorite with Quartz. Fluorite with Quartz.
Fluorite
Fluorite. Fluorite.
 

NV50AM1: Druse on matrix of very sharp Fluorite crystals, translucent, with good luster and a honey color with intense yellow reflections. This specimen comes from one of the great classical German localities for the species.
From the José Navarrete collection.
Johannesschacht Mine, Wölsendorf, Schwarzach bei Nabburg, Wölsendorf West District, Upper Palatinate/Oberpfalz, Bavaria/Bayern  Germany

Specimen size: 20.5 × 13.5 × 7 cm = 8.07” × 5.31” × 2.76”

Main crystal size: 3.9 × 1.7 cm = 1.54” × 0.67”

Minor fluorescence short UV

minID: 71F-YM7



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Boracite
 

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

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

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


minID: AX1-TN6



Boracite. Boracite.
Galena on Siderite
Galena on Siderite. Galena on Siderite.

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TXF27AP5: Galena crystals with very sharp crystal forms and very lustrous, on matrix, with lenticular crystals of Siderite. Neudorf galenas mined between the mid-1800s and early 1900s have become a rarity and reference classics. The specimen comes from the collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon.
Neudorf, Harzgerode mining district, Harz, Saxony-Anhalt/Sachsen-Anhalt  Germany

Specimen size: 4.9 × 2.7 × 2.4 cm = 1.93” × 1.06” × 0.94”

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

Former collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon



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Maucherite with Calcite

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Maucherite with Calcite
 

EJH99AQ1: Radial growths of acicular Maucherite crystals, with bright luster and a metallic grey color, on Calcite matrix.
The specimen, a German classic that is practically impossible to find today, comes from the Moutet collection (Marseille)
Mansfeld-Südharz District, Saxony-Anhalt/Sachsen-Anhalt  Germany

Specimen size: 5.9 × 5.7 × 4.3 cm = 2.32” × 2.24” × 1.69”

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

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Moutet (Marseille)



Maucherite with Calcite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Maucherite with Calcite. Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Maucherite with Calcite. Detail
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Maucherite with Calcite. Detail / Photo: César Menor-Salván
Detail / Photo: César Menor-Salván
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Fluorite with Quartz and Chalcopyrite
Fluorite with Quartz and Chalcopyrite. Fluorite with Quartz and Chalcopyrite.
Fluorite with Quartz and Chalcopyrite  

TB1AL5: Fluorite deformed cuboctahedral 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

minID: CC2-F20



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Cassiterite

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Cassiterite
 

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

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




Cassiterite.
Ferberite ('wolframite')
Ferberite ('wolframite').

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Ferberite ('wolframite')
 

TRM46AP7: Ferberite crystal with an apparently pyramidal habit, with smooth crystal forms and lustrous faces as is typical for specimens from this deposit. A great European classic. The specimen comes from the old collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon and has an old handwritten label attached on the back with the specimen details.
Zinnwald/Cinovec, Krusné Hory Mountains, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony/Sachsen  Germany

Specimen size: 4.4 × 3 × 2.7 cm = 1.73” × 1.18” × 1.06”

Former collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon



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Fluorite with Baryte and Chalcopyrite

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BXF70AP5: Druse of very sharp Baryte crystals with phantom growths, with good luster and greenish yellow color, with white lamellar crystals of Baryte and small twinned crystals of Chalcopyrite. A German classic that comes from a prestigious European collection.
Bergmännisch Glück Mine, Frohnau, Annaberg-Buchholz, Annaberg District, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony/Sachsen  Germany

Specimen size: 9.8 × 8.9 × 6.9 cm = 3.86” × 3.50” × 2.72”

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

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



Fluorite with Baryte and Chalcopyrite. Fluorite with Baryte and Chalcopyrite.
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Nickelskutterudite
Nickelskutterudite. Nickelskutterudite.

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Nickelskutterudite
 

EPR91AQ1: Druse of cubic Nickelskutterudite crystals slightly truncated by the octahedron, lustrous, and with fine polycrystalline growths. An excellent German classic from the type locality for the species.
This specimen, from the Moutet collection (Marseille), has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Schneeberg District, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony/Sachsen  Germany

Specimen size: 4.8 × 3.1 × 1.8 cm = 1.89” × 1.22” × 0.71”

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

Former collection of Moutet (Marseille)

Type locality

With analysis copy



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Pucherite

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TLR26AP7: Very sharp crystals of brown Pucherite, a very rare bismuth vanadate, sharp and lustrous, on matrix, with granular aggregates of Bismuth.
The specimen, from the type locality for the species, comes from the old collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon.
Pucher Shaft, Wolfgang Maaßen mine field, Schneeberg District, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony/Sachsen  Germany

Specimen size: 3.9 × 3 × 2.2 cm = 1.54” × 1.18” × 0.87”

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

Type locality

Former collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon



Pucherite. Pucherite.
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Pucherite
Pucherite. Pucherite.

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Pucherite
 

TPF46AP7: Very sharp crystals of Pucherite, a very rare brown bismuth vanadate, lustrous, on matrix, with granular aggregates of Bismuth.
The specimen, from the type locality for the species, comes from the old collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon and has an old handwritten label attached to the back with the specimen data.
Pucher Shaft, Wolfgang Maaßen mine field, Schneeberg District, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony/Sachsen  Germany

Specimen size: 5.1 × 3.4 × 2.3 cm = 2.01” × 1.34” × 0.91”

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

Type locality

Former collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon



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Bismuthinite

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Bismuthinite
 

TXY16AP7: Granular growths of Bismuthinite, shiny and metallic grey in color, with small yellow metallic inclusions of Chalcopyrite.
The specimen comes from the old collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon and is accompanied by an old handwritten label which we will send to the buyer.
Schneeberg District, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony/Sachsen  Germany

Specimen size: 5.6 × 4 × 2.3 cm = 2.20” × 1.57” × 0.91”

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

Former collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon



Bismuthinite.
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Erythrite
Erythrite. Erythrite.

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TJK66AP7: Centered growths of acicular Erythrite crystals, on matrix, with good luster and an intense and uniform color.
An excellent German classic and a rarity from the type locality for the species, which comes from the former collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon.
Schneeberg District, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony/Sachsen  Germany

Specimen size: 4 × 2.3 × 1.9 cm = 1.57” × 0.91” × 0.75”

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

Type locality

Former collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon



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Erythrite with Quartz

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TTH89AP4: Lustrous acicular Erythrite crystals, very centered on the matrix, with an intense and uniform color. An excellent German classic that comes from the collection of General Robert Touchon with his handwritten label on the back of the piece.
Schneeberg District, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony/Sachsen  Germany

Specimen size: 5 × 3.6 × 2.4 cm = 1.97” × 1.42” × 0.94”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 0.1 cm = 0.59” × 0.04”

Former collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon



Erythrite with Quartz. Erythrite with Quartz.
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Silver
Silver. Silver.

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Silver
 

MFX50AP3: Obtained at Munich 2022
Very aerial dendritic growth of deformed Silver crystals. This specimen comes from one of the large classic localities for the species, and is accompanied by unusually detailed locality information stating that it was found in the Fischer Morgengang section of the St. Georg. It comes from the old collection of Dr. Bartnik, of Leipzig, whose label we will send to the buyer.
St. Georg Mine, Fleischer Morgengang section, Neustädtel, Schneeberg District, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony/Sachsen  Germany

Specimen size: 3.8 × 4.2 × 1 cm = 1.50” × 1.65” × 0.39”

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




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Pyromorphite with Baryte

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BFL57AO8: Groups of elongated prismatic Pyromorphite crystals, translucent, with good luster and a very vivid and uniform green color, on a matrix of lamellar Baryte crystals.
This German classic, from the type locality for the species, comes from an important European collection.
Zschopau, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony/Sachsen  Germany

Specimen size: 4.4 × 2.8 × 2.6 cm = 1.73” × 1.10” × 1.02”

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

Type locality



Pyromorphite with Baryte. Front
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Pyromorphite with Baryte. Pyromorphite with Baryte.
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Kermesite with Quartz, Chalcopyrite and Stibnite
Kermesite with Quartz, Chalcopyrite and Stibnite. Kermesite with Quartz, Chalcopyrite and Stibnite.
Kermesite with Quartz, Chalcopyrite and Stibnite. Kermesite with Quartz, Chalcopyrite and Stibnite.

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Kermesite with Quartz, Chalcopyrite and Stibnite
 

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

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

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

Type locality

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar



Acanthite with Calcite

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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”


minID: 293-FYE



Acanthite with Calcite. Front
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Acanthite with Calcite. Rear
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Acanthite with Calcite.
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. Rear
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Silver with Acanthite and Calcite. Close up
Close up

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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

minID: VQL-YGQ



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Galena
 

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

Specimen size: 4.7 × 3.7 × 2.4 cm = 1.85” × 1.46” × 0.94”

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




Galena. Front
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Galena. Side
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Fluorite with Tetrahedrite
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

minID: 5RV-HJH



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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”


minID: LGY-U4D



Baryte with Quartz. Front
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Baryte with Quartz. Side
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Baryte with Quartz.
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Nickeline
Nickeline. Front
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Nickeline. Rear
Rear
 

TZ66AK3: Aggregate of well defined crystals, some of them extraordinarily sharp, something quite rare for the species. Lustrous and with a little matrix on the back. A rarity from a classic locality.
Pöhla, Schwarzenberg District, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony/Sachsen  Germany

Specimen size: 2.3 × 1.8 × 1.9 cm = 0.91” × 0.71” × 0.75”

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




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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



Silver on Arsenic. Front
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Silver on Arsenic. Top
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Silver on Arsenic.
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Bismuth with Calcite
Bismuth with Calcite. Bismuth with Calcite.

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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

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MMB26AN9: Very aerial aggregate of sharp Bismuth crystals with very well marked parallel and skeletal growths, some of them doubly terminated, on matrix with Calcite. A superb European classic, of great quality and with the added benefit of being in matrix.
Schlema-Hartenstein District, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony/Sachsen  Germany

Specimen size: 5.2 × 4.4 × 3.4 cm = 2.05” × 1.73” × 1.34”




Bismuth with Calcite. Front
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Bismuth with Calcite. Top
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Bismuth with Calcite.
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Crocoite
Crocoite. Crocoite.

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BRM54AO8: Crocoite crystals, some of them doubly terminated, with very sharp crystal forms, good luster and an intense color, on matrix.
A German mineralogical rarity of high-quality from an important European collection.
Callenberg North open cut (No. 1), Callenberg, Zwickau, Saxony/Sachsen  Germany (1979)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 4.7 × 4 cm = 2.52” × 1.85” × 1.57”

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




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Crocoite

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

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

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

Former collection Tim Welting



Crocoite. Crocoite.
Calcite with Siderite, Dolomite and Hematite
Calcite with Siderite, Dolomite and Hematite. Calcite with Siderite, Dolomite and Hematite.
Calcite with Siderite, Dolomite and Hematite  

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

Specimen size: 13.3 × 10.5 × 4.8 cm = 5.24” × 4.13” × 1.89”

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

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani



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”


minID: F1H-MWV



Topaz with Quartz. Topaz with Quartz.
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Chalcopyrite
Chalcopyrite.
Chalcopyrite  

TC90ME: Group of sharp Chalcopyrite crystals, with well defined crystal forms and a fine polycrystalline striations. The specimen, from a historic German locality, comes from an old collection as attested by the label, which we will also send to the buyer.
Bad Harzburg mining area (Hasselbach), Goslar, Lower Saxony/Niedersachsen  Germany

Specimen size: 6.4 × 5.3 × 3.6 cm = 2.52” × 2.09” × 1.42”

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




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Sphalerite with Galena

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Sphalerite with Galena
 

TFA47AP9: Spherulitic aggregates of Sphalerite, on matrix, very lustrous, and with iridescence and with small Galena crystals.
A morphological curiosity that comes from the collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon and that we have analyzed, so we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Harz, Saxony-Anhalt/Sachsen-Anhalt  Germany

Specimen size: 8.6 × 5.4 × 3.7 cm = 3.39” × 2.13” × 1.46”

Former collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon

With analysis copy



Sphalerite with Galena. Sphalerite with Galena.
Sphalerite with Galena.
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Cerussite with Malachite
Cerussite with Malachite.
Cerussite with Malachite.
Cerussite with Malachite.

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Cerussite with Malachite
 

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

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

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

Former collection of Michel Perraudin



Tennantite-Tetrahedrite (Series) coated by Chalcopyrite and with Siderite and Calcite

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Tennantite-Tetrahedrite (Series) coated by Chalcopyrite and with Siderite and Calcite
 

TRE16AP7: Very sharp tetrahedral crystals of Tennantite-Tetrahedrite (Series), with very bright luster and a very lively metallic iridescence, probably due to the superficial presence of Chalcopyrite, on matrix, with lenticular crystals of Siderite. The main crystal has a fractured corner.
The back of the specimen bears an old label with part of the locality. Comes from the old collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon.
Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Goslar District, Harz, Lower Saxony/Niedersachsen  Germany

Specimen size: 4 × 3.2 × 1.7 cm = 1.57” × 1.26” × 0.67”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.8 cm = 0.35” × 0.31”

Former collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon



Tennantite-Tetrahedrite (Series) coated by Chalcopyrite and with Siderite and Calcite.
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Prehnite
Prehnite. Prehnite.

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TTX63AO0: Prehnite crystals on matrix with good development of crystal forms, not very common in this species, translucent, and with a very pale yellowish green color. A rarity both for the locality and for its crystal development.
Radau Valley, Bad Harzburg, Goslar District, Harz, Lower Saxony/Niedersachsen  Germany

Specimen size: 6 × 4.2 × 2 cm = 2.36” × 1.65” × 0.79”

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




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Fluorapophyllite-(K)

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TR91AM8: Groups of Fluorapophyllite-(K) crystals on matrix. They have an acute bipyramidal habit, many of them are doubly terminated, between transparent and translucent, with bright luster and an intense pink color. An old German classic, of great quality and magnificent color.
Samson Mine, St. Andreasberg mining area, Goslar District, Harz, Lower Saxony/Niedersachsen  Germany (±1930)

Specimen size: 7.1 × 4.7 × 2.2 cm = 2.80” × 1.85” × 0.87”

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




Fluorapophyllite-(K). Front
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Fluorapophyllite-(K).
Fluorapophyllite-(K). Rear
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Calcite
Calcite. Front
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Calcite. Rear
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Calcite. Top
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Calcite  

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

Specimen size: 5.5 × 5 × 3.4 cm = 2.17” × 1.97” × 1.34”

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

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani



Manganite

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

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

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

Type locality

minID: 3RG-20U



Manganite. Manganite.
Manganite.
Hydroboracite with Gypsum and Anhydrite
Hydroboracite with Gypsum and Anhydrite. Hydroboracite with Gypsum and Anhydrite.
 

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

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

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




Stibnite with Quartz

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Stibnite with Quartz
 

MFE70AP3: Obtained at Munich 2022
Very elongated prismatic crystals of Stibnite, some of them with cleavage surfaces, very lustrous, on matrix, with microcrystalline Quartz. The specimen comes from the former Dr. Bartnik collection, of Leipzig, whose label we will also send to the buyer. The difficulty of obtaining specimens from this mining district makes pieces like this quite rare.
Neumühle/Elster, Greiz District, Thuringia/Thüringen  Germany

Specimen size: 10.2 × 9.6 × 3.1 cm = 4.02” × 3.78” × 1.22”

Main crystal size: 3 × 0.2 cm = 1.18” × 0.08”




Stibnite with Quartz. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Stibnite with Quartz. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Stibnite with Quartz.
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Chalcopyrite on Siderite
Chalcopyrite on Siderite. Front
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Chalcopyrite on Siderite. Detail
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Chalcopyrite on Siderite. Rear
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Chalcopyrite on Siderite. Detail
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TMA96AP5: Trapezohedral Chalcopyrite crystals, very sharp, with metallic iridescence dominated by blue, on a matrix of Siderite.
The specimen, a German classic, comes from the Robert-Auguste Touchon collection.
Friedrich-Wilhelm Mine, Biersdorf, Daaden, Daaden-Herdorf, Altenkirchen District, Rhineland-Palatinate/Rheinland-Pfalz  Germany

Specimen size: 6.1 × 4 × 3.8 cm = 2.40” × 1.57” × 1.50”

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

Former collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon



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Chalcopyrite with Quartz

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

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

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

Former collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon



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

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

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

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




Strontianite with Dolomite and Calcite
Strontianite with Dolomite and Calcite  

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

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

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




Strontianite with Dolomite and Calcite.
Strontianite with Dolomite and Calcite.
Galena
Galena.
 

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

Specimen size: 6.1 × 4.8 × 2 cm = 2.40” × 1.89” × 0.79”

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




Chalcopyrite with Pyrite (variety bravoite)

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

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

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




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

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Smithsonite after Calcite
Smithsonite after Calcite. Smithsonite after Calcite.

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TXX99AQ1: Rhombohedral crystals of orange Smithsonite, covering and replacing a druse of scalenohedral Calcite crystals.
The group has a very good size and quality, better than that of other similar specimens from the same locality.
Jean Baptiste Mine, Kamariza Mines, Agios Konstantinos, Lavrion Mining District, Attikí (Attica) Prefecture  Greece

Specimen size: 8 × 7.2 × 4.6 cm = 3.15” × 2.83” × 1.81”

Main crystal size: 1.9 × 1.2 cm = 0.75” × 0.47”




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Serpierite with Aurichalcite

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Serpierite with Aurichalcite
 

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

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

Type locality



Serpierite with Aurichalcite. Serpierite with Aurichalcite.
Rhodochrosite with Calcite
Rhodochrosite with Calcite.
 

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

Specimen size: 4.9 × 4.4 × 2.4 cm = 1.93” × 1.73” × 0.94”




Rhodochrosite with Calcite
 

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

Specimen size: 5.1 × 4.2 × 2.7 cm = 2.01” × 1.65” × 1.06”

Former collection of Carles Manresa



Rhodochrosite with Calcite. Front
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Rhodochrosite with Calcite. Rear
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Rhodochrosite with Arsenopyrite
Rhodochrosite with Arsenopyrite. 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”




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Baryte

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THM27AQ0: Book-like aggregates of lamellar Baryte crystals, water-clear, very lustrous and aerial, in a rock matrix covered by iron oxides.
From a not well known Greek locality, but one which can yield quality specimens like this one.
Megalo Livadi, Serifos Island, Cyclade Islands, Kykládes Prefecture, Aegean Islands Department (Aiyaíon)  Greece

Specimen size: 5.8 × 4.2 × 3.1 cm = 2.28” × 1.65” × 1.22”

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




Baryte. Front
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Baryte. Side
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Baryte
Baryte. Baryte.

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TBM47AQ0: Book-like aggregates of lamellar Baryte crystals, water-clear, very lustrous and aerial, in a rock matrix covered by iron oxides.
From a not well known Greek locality, but one which can yield quality specimens like this one.
Megalo Livadi, Serifos Island, Cyclade Islands, Kykládes Prefecture, Aegean Islands Department (Aiyaíon)  Greece

Specimen size: 8 × 7.3 × 4.2 cm = 3.15” × 2.87” × 1.65”

Main crystal size: 3 × 2.2 cm = 1.18” × 0.87”




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Quartz (variety prase) with Hematite (variety iron rose)

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BFM69AP0: Very aerial group of Quartz crystals with the typical tapered profile of Serifos specimens, translucent and with a uniform green color (prase variety) due to pyroxene inclusions. With very sharp Hematite crystal coatings with the habit known as "iron rose".
The specimen comes from an important European collection.
Avissalos Bay, Serifos Island, Cyclade Islands, Kykládes Prefecture, Aegean Islands Department (Aiyaíon)  Greece

Specimen size: 13.3 × 7.3 × 3.7 cm = 5.24” × 2.87” × 1.46”

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




Quartz (variety prase) with Hematite (variety iron rose). Quartz (variety prase) with Hematite (variety iron rose).
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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”


minID: JUQ-J9J



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

XM90MX: A matrix vug in which very sharp Azurite crystals have grown, very lustrous and with an extraordinarily vivid color, with lenticular Malachite crystals. Other minerals in this piece are Calcite, spherules of light green Conichalcite, and darker green Olivenite.
Christiana Mine, Kamariza Mines, Agios Konstantinos, Lavrion Mining District, Attikí (Attica) Prefecture  Greece (2015)

Specimen size: 11 × 9.8 × 3 cm = 4.33” × 3.86” × 1.18”




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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”




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

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

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

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




Cerussite with Wulfenite

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Cerussite with Wulfenite
 

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

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

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

Former collection of Michel Perraudin



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

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

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

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




Azurite
Azurite  

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

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

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




Azurite.
Azurite
Azurite.
Azurite.
Azurite  

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

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

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




Azurite
Azurite  

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

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

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




Azurite.
Azurite
Azurite. Azurite.
 

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

Specimen size: 3.9 × 3.1 × 2.8 cm = 1.54” × 1.22” × 1.10”

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




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.
Kamariza Mines, Agios Konstantinos, 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.
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”




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

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

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

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




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



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Scheelite with Andradite, Epidote and Chlorite
 

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

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

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

Extremely fluorescent short UV



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


minID: Q2R-6Y2



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Adamite (cuprian variety) from Lavrion

Adamite (variety cuprian) with Smithsonite
 

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

Specimen size: 3.5 × 3.4 × 1.6 cm = 1.38” × 1.34” × 0.63”




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

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



Adamite (variety cuprian). Adamite (variety cuprian).
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Adamite (variety Cu-bearing adamite)
Adamite (variety Cu-bearing adamite).

Fluorescent light (daylight)
Adamite (variety Cu-bearing adamite)
 

TFX16AP5: Druse, on matrix, of short prismatic Adamite crystals, translucent and with a green color (copper-bearing variety). This specimen, very old and from one of the great classic Greek localities, comes from the collection of the Bally Museum.
Lavrion, Lavrion Mining District, Attikí (Attica) Prefecture  Greece

Specimen size: 6.7 × 5.7 × 2.6 cm = 2.64” × 2.24” × 1.02”

Fluorescent 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).

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.
This specimen has been photographed and published as a reference for the Malachite species in the magazine ‘Lapis‘ number 12/2022, page 19
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).
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



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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IRELAND

Tyrolite
Tyrolite. Tyrolite.

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

MBM47AP5: Scoriaceous surfaces and fan-shaped growths of lamellar Tyrolite crystals, with good luster and an intense color, on matrix. The specimen comes from an old locality, already known for the species.
Gortdrum Mine, Monard, County Tipperary, Munster Province  Ireland

Specimen size: 5 × 3.7 × 2.4 cm = 1.97” × 1.46” × 0.94”




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Smithsonite with Fluorite

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

TFM98AN7: Spheroidal growths of Smithsonite, with good luster and an intense and uniform lemon-yellow color, on a Quartz matrix, with Pyrite microcrystals. This piece is of high quality for the locality, unusual in collections.
Sheshodonnell East Mine, Carran, The Burren, Clare County, Munster Province  Ireland

Specimen size: 10.2 × 6.6 × 3.7 cm = 4.02” × 2.60” × 1.46”

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




Smithsonite with Fluorite. Smithsonite with Fluorite.
Smithsonite with Fluorite.
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ITALY

Heulandite (Series) with Calcite
Heulandite (Series) with Calcite. Heulandite (Series) with Calcite.

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

TXA27AP7: Flattened Heulandite (Series) crystals, many of them doubly terminated, translucent and pink, on matrix, with colorless trapezohedral Calcite crystals.
An Italian classic that comes from the old collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon.
Monte di Malo Quarry, Contrada Vanzi, Monte di Malo, Vicenza Province, Veneto  Italy

Specimen size: 8.8 × 7.4 × 4.9 cm = 3.46” × 2.91” × 1.93”

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

Calcite minor fluorescence long & short UV

Former collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon



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Vesuvianite with Diopside, Phlogopite and Muscovite

Fluorescent light (daylight)
Vesuvianite with Diopside, Phlogopite and Muscovite
 

TXF86AQ0: Druse of small translucent prismatic Vesuvianite crystals, with very good luster and brown color, associated with green Diopside crystals and aggregates of lamellar Phlogopite-Muscovite crystals.
Although the original label with the specimen, signed by Pierre-Auguste Touchon, says that it is ‘Humite’, upon analysis it turned out to be Vesuvianite (type locality!) and also has associated Diopside, Phlogopite and Muscovite.
Monte Somma, Somma-Vesuvius Complex, Metropolitan City of Naples, Campania  Italy

Specimen size: 8.4 × 7.9 × 4.6 cm = 3.31” × 3.11” × 1.81”

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

Type locality

Former collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon

With analysis copy



Vesuvianite with Diopside, Phlogopite and Muscovite. Vesuvianite with Diopside, Phlogopite and Muscovite.
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Meionite with Vesuvianite
Meionite with Vesuvianite. Meionite with Vesuvianite.

Fluorescent light (daylight)
Meionite with Vesuvianite
 

TFH16AP9: Prismatic microcrystals of Vesuvianite, on matrix, with good luster and a deep green color, partially covered by white Meionite crystals.
The specimen is from the type locality for both species and we will send the buyer the label that is attached to a wooden base that carries a wire support to display the piece, typical of very old collections.
Monte Somma, Somma-Vesuvius Complex, Metropolitan City of Naples, Campania  Italy

Specimen size: 4.4 × 2.6 × 2.4 cm = 1.73” × 1.02” × 0.94”

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

Minor fluorescence short UV

Type locality



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Haüyne with Phlogopite and Muscovite

Fluorescent light (daylight)
Haüyne with Phlogopite and Muscovite
 

TBR27AP9: Crystalline aggregate with translucent blue Haüyne crystal surfaces, on matrix, with lamellar aggregates of Phlogopite and Muscovite.
The specimen, an old rarity from the type locality for the species, comes from the collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon. It has been analyzed and we will send the buyer a copy of the analysis.
Monte Somma, Somma-Vesuvius Complex, Metropolitan City of Naples, Campania  Italy

Specimen size: 4.5 × 4.3 × 2.7 cm = 1.77” × 1.69” × 1.06”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon

Type locality

With analysis copy



Haüyne with Phlogopite and Muscovite. Front
Front
Haüyne with Phlogopite and Muscovite. Rear
Rear
Haüyne with Phlogopite and Muscovite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Leucite
Leucite. Front
Front
Leucite. Top
Top
 

MZ13AM7: Complete trapezohedral floater crystal of Leucite with very sharp crystal forms, white in color, and with a small Augite crystal on one of the faces.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. (Bob) Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Roccamonfina Volcanic Complex, Caserta Province, Campania  Italy

Specimen size: 2.4 × 1.8 × 1.8 cm = 0.94” × 0.71” × 0.71”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Quartz (variety amethyst) with Calcite

Fluorescent light (daylight)
Quartz (variety amethyst) with Calcite
 

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

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

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




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

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

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

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

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




Acanthite on Calcite

Fluorescent light (daylight)
Acanthite on Calcite
 

THE37AP4: Acanthite crystals with very well developed crystal forms and very lustrous, on matrix. A fine, very old specimen from a classic Italian locality that was in the collection of General Robert Touchon, whose handwritten labels we will send to the buyer.
Monte Narba Mine, San Vito, Narba Mountain, Sud Sardegna Province, Sardinia/Sardegna  Italy

Specimen size: 5.1 × 3.7 × 1.2 cm = 2.01” × 1.46” × 0.47”

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

Former collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon



Acanthite on Calcite. Acanthite on Calcite.
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Hemimorphite
Hemimorphite. Hemimorphite.
 

ND46AM5: Botryoidal aggregate of Hemimorphite on rock matrix, with very sharp shapes, fine parallel banding around the edges and with a very vivid and uniform blue color. An excellent Italian classic that comes from the Pedro Hernández collection.
Sa Duchesa Mine, Oridda Valley, Domusnovas, Sud Sardegna Province, Sardinia/Sardegna  Italy

Specimen size: 5.6 × 4 × 3.6 cm = 2.20” × 1.57” × 1.42”

Former collection of Pedro Hernández



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Aragonite (variety Cu-bearing aragonite)

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

TLM97AO8: Centered polycrystalline aggregates of elongated Aragonite crystals with sharp crystal forms and good terminations, translucent, with good luster and an intense blue color (copper-bearing variety), on a matrix of an earlier generation of Aragonite with a white color.
San Giovanni Mine, Punta della Torre, Iglesias, Sud Sardegna Province, Sardinia/Sardegna  Italy

Specimen size: 6.5 × 4.7 × 3.9 cm = 2.56” × 1.85” × 1.54”




Aragonite (variety Cu-bearing aragonite). Aragonite (variety Cu-bearing aragonite).
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Anglesite with Galena
Anglesite with Galena. Anglesite with Galena.
Anglesite with Galena  

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

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

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

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

minID: EAQ-R16



Anglesite
Anglesite  

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

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

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

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



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

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

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

Fluorescent long & short UV

minID: V1V-2L2



Phosgenite with Galena
 

ET89AM7: Elongated brown crystal of Phosgenite, transparent-translucent, with good luster, on a matrix of granular Galena. An excellent Italian classic. The specimen has been analyzed and we will send the buyer a copy of the analysis.
Monteponi Mine, Iglesias, Sud Sardegna Province, Sardinia/Sardegna  Italy

Specimen size: 4.4 × 4 × 3.6 cm = 1.73” × 1.57” × 1.42”

Main crystal size: 2.6 × 0.6 cm = 1.02” × 0.24”

Fluorescent long & short UV



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

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

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

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

Fluorescent long & short UV

With handwritten note from the Folch Collection (duplicates)



Phosgenite
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, Sud Sardegna Province, Sardinia/Sardegna  Italy

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

Extremely fluorescent long & short UV



Phosgenite. Front
Front
Phosgenite. Top
Top
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Phosgenite
Phosgenite. Phosgenite.

Fluorescent light (daylight)
Phosgenite
 

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

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

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

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



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.
Ferrierite-Mg
Ferrierite-Mg. Ferrierite-Mg.

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

TRM87AP0: Fine specimen on matrix of Ferrierite-Mg (a zeolite uncommon in quality specimens) with globular growths of fine lamellar crystals, transparent, with an excellent reddish orange color and with small unidentified crystals (probably Quartz) on the surface of one of the spheres. This type of specimen, as well as the locality, seem already destined to become classics for the species.
Monte Oladri Quarries, Monastir, Metropolitan City of Cagliari, Sardinia/Sardegna  Italy

Specimen size: 3.6 × 2.3 × 1.7 cm = 1.42” × 0.91” × 0.67”

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




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Pyromorphite
 

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

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




Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.
Hemimorphite with Aurichalcite and Quartz
Hemimorphite with Aurichalcite and Quartz. Hemimorphite with Aurichalcite and Quartz.
Hemimorphite with Aurichalcite and Quartz  

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

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

Minor fluorescence short UV

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani



Smithsonite after Calcite
Smithsonite after Calcite  

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

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

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

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani



Smithsonite after Calcite. Smithsonite after Calcite.
Smithsonite after Calcite.
Quartz
Quartz.

Fluorescent light (daylight)
Quartz
 

TBF16AP5: Group of very elongated Quartz crystals, with very well defined parallel growths, some of them with curious terminations, translucent, white, and partially covered by a second generation of small water-clear crystals. The specimen comes from the collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon, whose handwritten label we will send to the buyer.
Campiglia Marittima, Campigliese, Livorno Province, Toscana  Italy

Specimen size: 12.7 × 4.4 × 3.6 cm = 5.00” × 1.73” × 1.42”

Main crystal size: 12.7 × 3 cm = 5.00” × 1.18”

Former collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon



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Bustamite

Fluorescent light (daylight)
Bustamite
 

TPB47AP5: Centered and fan-shaped aggregates of white acicular Bustamite crystals that stand out on the dark matrix. Very few specimens are seen from this locality other than very old ones like this one, which comes from the collection of Edmond Landais, whose handwritten label we will send to the buyer.
Temperino Mine, Campiglia Marittima, Campigliese, Livorno Province, Tuscany  Italy

Specimen size: 6 × 3.8 × 3.4 cm = 2.36” × 1.50” × 1.34”




Bustamite. Front
Front
Bustamite. Rear
Rear
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Pyrite with Hematite
Pyrite with Hematite. Front
Front
Pyrite with Hematite. Side
Side
Pyrite with Hematite. Rear
Rear

Fluorescent light (daylight)
Pyrite with Hematite
 

TLH96AP9: Complete floater crystal of Pyrite with the dominant crystal forms of the positive pyritohedron, identified by the direction of the fine striations on its faces, and truncated by small octahedral faces. The crystal exhibits a deep striation in its lower part left by lamellar crystals of Hematite, some of which are still present on the specimen and comes from the Moutet collection, from Marseille.
We will send the buyer, together with the specimen, a label from the prestigious Deyrolle house in Paris where Moutet bought it many years ago.
Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany  Italy

Specimen size: 6 × 5.3 × 4.2 cm = 2.36” × 2.09” × 1.65”

Former collection of Moutet (Marseille)



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Pyrite with Hematite
Pyrite with Hematite  

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

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

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




Pyrite with Hematite. Photo: Joaquim Callén
Photo: Joaquim Callén
Pyrite with Hematite.
Hematite
Hematite. Hematite.
 

TLA11AO4: Group of Hematite crystals, one of them clearly dominant, with an equant habit and with very sharp and lustrous crystal forms. As an exception in this collection, the main crystal has two small breaks.
We will send the buyer the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. (Bob) Noble collection, which also contains the label, stating that it was previously in the Melanson collection.
Rio Mine (Rio Marina Mine), Valle Giove stope, Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany  Italy

Specimen size: 2.7 × 2.4 × 2.1 cm = 1.06” × 0.94” × 0.83”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Pyrite with Sulphur

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ETX16AP0: A floater and very aerial group of very sharp Pyrite crystals, one of them clearly dominant, with a slightly flattened shape and an unusually brilliant luster. With the Pyrite there are small Sulphur crystals with a slightly greenish yellow color.
This very aesthetic specimen is from a classic Italian locality for the species, but from which there are not many high quality specimens.
Niccioleta Mine, Massa Marittima, Grosseto Province, Tuscany  Italy

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

Main crystal size: 2.8 × 2.3 cm = 1.10” × 0.91”




Pyrite with Sulphur. Front
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Pyrite with Sulphur. Rear
Rear
Pyrite with Sulphur.
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Dolomite with Calcite
Dolomite with Calcite. 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, Valpulita, 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



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Aragonite with Sulphur

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Aragonite with Sulphur
 

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

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

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




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

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

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

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

With label from the Lluís Daunis Collection



Celestine with Sulfur
Celestine with Sulfur  

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

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

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

Former collection of Carlos Prieto Paramio

minID: F0N-2MT



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

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

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

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

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Santiago Jiménez García



Sulphur with Aragonite

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EPP68AP3: Very sharp Sulphur crystals that are translucent and have a very vivid color, on matrix, with spheroidal aggregates of white acicular Aragonite crystals.
Agrigento (Girgenti) Province, Sicily  Italy

Specimen size: 9.8 × 6 × 3.4 cm = 3.86” × 2.36” × 1.34”

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

Aragonite fluorescent long & short UV



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

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

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

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

Fluorescent long & short UV



Sulphur with Calcite
Sulphur with Calcite  

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

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

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

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV

minID: 2LD-LJ5



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

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TLB48AP2: Coatings of Celestine crystals with elongated prismatic shape, between transparent and translucent, with very good luster and a snow-white color, that cover a group of thick Sulphur crystals. A quality Italian classic.
La Grasta Mine, Delia, Caltanissetta Province, Sicily  Italy

Specimen size: 11.1 × 5.3 × 6.9 cm = 4.37” × 2.09” × 2.72”

Fluorescent long & short UV



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Sulphur with Calcite

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HM87AM3: Sulphur crystals with a dipyramidal habit, very sharp crystal forms, and which retain, despite time, an excellent luster and color. On matrix with globular coatings of small Calcite crystals. A Sicilian classic from an old collection.
Caltanissetta Province, Sicily  Italy

Specimen size: 11.4 × 9.3 × 9.2 cm = 4.49” × 3.66” × 3.62”

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

Calcite minor fluorescence long & short UV



Sulphur with Calcite. Front
Front
Sulphur with Calcite. Rear
Rear
Sulphur with Calcite.
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Celestine with Sulphur
Celestine with Sulphur. Front
Front
Celestine with Sulphur. Rear
Rear

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Celestine with Sulphur
 

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

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

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




Calcite
 

EL47AM1: Aggregates on matrix, between spheroidal and botryoidal, of Calcite with an intense greasy luster and yellow color, with slightly greenish tones. An Italian classic with a very unusual habit for Calcite and in this case with a higher quality than usual.
Campomorto Quarry, Pietra Massa, Montalto di Castro, Viterbo Province, Lazio  Italy

Specimen size: 11.5 × 9 × 8.2 cm = 4.53” × 3.54” × 3.23”

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


minID: GNE-AC0



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

MG13AN0: Partially doubly terminated Quartz crystal (smoky variety) with very well defined faces and edges, transparent, with good luster and a deep and uniform color.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label, which shows that it was previously in the Melanson collection.
Ossola Valley, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province, Piedmont (Piemonte)  Italy

Specimen size: 3.3 × 1.4 × 1.3 cm = 1.30” × 0.55” × 0.51”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Grossular (variety hessonite) with Clinochlore

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NFB76AO5: Grossular crystals (variety hessonite) with dominant trapezohedron forms together with minor rhombododecahedron forms, transparent, with great luster and a very deep color. On matrix, with tabular Clinochlore crystals with a hexagonal outline, and small pale green prismatic Diopside crystals.
Lanzo Valleys (Valli di Lanzo), Metropolitan City of Turin Province, Piedmont (Piemonte)  Italy

Specimen size: 5.1 × 3.9 × 2 cm = 2.01” × 1.54” × 0.79”

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

Former collection of Santiago Jiménez García



Grossular (variety hessonite) with Clinochlore. Grossular (variety hessonite) with Clinochlore.
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Dolomite with Quartz
Dolomite with Quartz.
Dolomite with Quartz  

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

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

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


minID: 09J-R2X



Scheelite with Magnetite

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TXA12AP7: Bipyramidal crystals of Scheelite with polycrystalline growths and a light cream color, with small, very lustrous crystals of Magnetite.
A classic of Italian mineralogy that comes from the old collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon.
Traversella Mine, Traversella, Chiusella Valley, Canavese District, Metropolitan City of Turin Province, Piedmont (Piemonte)  Italy

Specimen size: 4.7 × 2.7 × 2 cm = 1.85” × 1.06” × 0.79”

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

Very fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon



Scheelite with Magnetite. Scheelite with Magnetite.
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Scheelite with Quartz and Calcite
Scheelite with Quartz and Calcite. Front
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Scheelite with Quartz and Calcite. Side
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TPM7AP7: Bipyramidal crystals of Scheelite, on matrix, with good luster and a light cream color, with small Quartz and Calcite crystals.
A classic of Italian mineralogy that comes from old Robert-Auguste Touchon collection.
Traversella, Chiusella Valley, Canavese District, Metropolitan City of Turin Province, Piedmont (Piemonte)  Italy

Specimen size: 3.3 × 3.1 × 2.9 cm = 1.30” × 1.22” × 1.14”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.8 cm = 0.39” × 0.31”

Very fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon



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Scheelite with Magnetite and Dolomite

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Scheelite with Magnetite and Dolomite
 

TVF87AP7: Bipyramidal crystals of Scheelite with polycrystalline growths and a light cream color, with small, very lustrous crystals of Magnetite and white Dolomite crystals.
A classic of Italian mineralogy that comes from the old collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon and is accompanied by an old handwritten label that we will send to the buyer.
Traversella, Chiusella Valley, Canavese District, Metropolitan City of Turin Province, Piedmont (Piemonte)  Italy

Specimen size: 6.5 × 6.3 × 2.9 cm = 2.56” × 2.48” × 1.14”

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

Very fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon



Scheelite with Magnetite and Dolomite. Scheelite with Magnetite and Dolomite.
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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



Piemontite with Braunite

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

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

Type locality

Former collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon



Piemontite with Braunite.
Vesuvianite
Vesuvianite. Front
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Vesuvianite. Front with light behind
Front with light behind
Vesuvianite.
 

TAJ46AN9: Isolated Vesuvianite crystal with very sharp crystal forms, with two prisms and multiple pyramidal faces at the termination. It is translucent, with greater transparency at the termination, and with an intense green color.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Bellecombe, Châtillon, Aosta Valley (Val d'Aosta)  Italy

Specimen size: 2.4 × 1.7 × 1.8 cm = 0.94” × 0.67” × 0.71”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Vesuvianite (doubly terminated)

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

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

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




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

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

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

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

Former collection of Pedro Goy. Number 109




KOSOVO

Cosalite with Calcite and Quartz

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MRT91AP7: Groups of acicular Cosalite crystals, with a silky-metallic luster and greenish grey color, on matrix, with white rhombohedral Calcite crystals and water-clear Quartz crystals.
A great rarity for the locality and of high quality too.
The specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo

Specimen size: 7 × 5.5 × 4.8 cm = 2.76” × 2.17” × 1.89”

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

With analysis copy

minID: 4UP-LRG



Cosalite with Calcite and Quartz. Cosalite with Calcite and Quartz.
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Calcite with Pyrite
Calcite with Pyrite. Front
Front
Calcite with Pyrite. Side
Side
Calcite with Pyrite.

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TML86AO4: Very aerial and aesthetic growth of Calcite in which two growth phases coexist, a first, with rhombohedral crystals with very well defined shapes and a pale cream color, and a second that forms partial coatings with white, translucent, lenticular crystals with geometric zoning. On matrix, with small, very shiny Pyrite crystals.
Stan Trg (Stari Trg) Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo (2000-2021)

Specimen size: 7.1 × 5 × 4.4 cm = 2.80” × 1.97” × 1.73”

Main crystal size: 3.7 × 1.8 cm = 1.46” × 0.71”

Former collection of Ferat Voca



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Calcite

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TXM86AO4: Very aerial and aesthetic growth of Calcite with two very distinct growth phases, a first, with botryoidal shapes and an intense and uniform pink color, and a second that forms complex, translucent white crystals with sharp forms.
Stan Trg (Stari Trg) Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo (2000-2021)

Specimen size: 9 × 7.9 × 4.2 cm = 3.54” × 3.11” × 1.65”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Ferat Voca



Calcite. Calcite.
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Calcite with Sphalerite
Calcite with Sphalerite. Front
Front
Calcite with Sphalerite. Side
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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



Arsenopyrite with Calcite, Pyrite, Sphalerite and Rhodochrosite

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

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

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

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Ferat Voca



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

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

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

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

Former collection of Ferat Voca



Dolomite with Calcite
 

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

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


minID: 5L4-RM0



Dolomite with Calcite. Front
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Dolomite with Calcite. Rear
Rear
Dolomite with Calcite.
Pyrite with Quartz
Pyrite with Quartz. Pyrite with Quartz.

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TEA36AO4: Group of very sharp and extraordinarily brilliant Pyrite crystals, with groups of water-clear Quartz crystals and small Galena crystals.
Stan Trg (Stari Trg) Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo (2000-2021)

Specimen size: 6.3 × 3.9 × 3.2 cm = 2.48” × 1.54” × 1.26”

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

Former collection of Ferat Voca



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Pyrite with Arsenopyrite, Boulangerite inclusions and Quartz

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

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

Former collection of Ferat Voca



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

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

Specimen size: 7.4 × 6.7 × 5.9 cm = 2.91” × 2.64” × 2.32”

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

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV



Pyrite with Calcite, Sphalerite and Quartz

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Pyrite with Calcite, Sphalerite and Quartz
 

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

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

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

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Ferat Voca



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

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Pyrite with Sphalerite and Calcite
 

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

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

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

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Ferat Voca



Pyrite with Quartz

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

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

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

Former collection of Ferat Voca



Pyrite with Quartz. Pyrite with Quartz.
Pyrite with Calcite
Pyrite with Calcite. Pyrite with Calcite.

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TXA86AO5: Group of very sharp and extraordinarily shiny Pyrite crystals, with coatings of lenticular rhombohedral Calcite crystals, translucent, lustrous, and white in color with geometric zoning on the edges.
Stan Trg (Stari Trg) Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo (2000-2011)

Specimen size: 7.6 × 5.4 × 4.3 cm = 2.99” × 2.13” × 1.69”

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

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Ferat Voca



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Pyrite and Sphalerite with Calcite

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

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

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

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Ferat Voca



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

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

Specimen size: 13.8 × 8.2 × 7.2 cm = 5.43” × 3.23” × 2.83”

Fluorescent long & short UV



Pyrite after Pyrrhotite with Calcite
 

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

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

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV



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

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TTV86AP3: "Nest" of very sharp and extraordinarily lustrous Pyrite crystals with a parallelepiped shape, on matrix, with flattened rhombohedral Calcite crystals. The specimen came from Ferat Voca, a former worker in this classic mine.
Stan Trg (Stari Trg) Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo (2000-2021)

Specimen size: 7.2 × 5.1 × 3.8 cm = 2.83” × 2.01” × 1.50”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Ferat Voca



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Pyrite with Calcite

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TLR96AP3: Very aerial group of sharp Pyrite crystals, very lustrous and on matrix, with aggregates of white microcrystals of Calcite. The specimen comes from Ferat Voca, a former worker in this classic mine.
Stan Trg (Stari Trg) Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo (2000-2021)

Specimen size: 7.7 × 6.3 × 4.5 cm = 3.03” × 2.48” × 1.77”

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

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Ferat Voca



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

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Pyrite with Quartz and Calcite
 

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

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

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

Former collection of Ferat Voca



Pyrite after Pyrrhotite and with Sphalerite

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Pyrite after Pyrrhotite and with Sphalerite
 

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

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

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


minID: LFJ-HCL



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

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

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

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

Former collection of Ferat Voca



Pyrite with Calcite

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TPB96AP3: Very flattened groups of deformed Pyrite crystals, as curious and unusual as they are attractive, on matrix, with white botryoidal coatings of Calcite. The specimen came from Ferat Voca, a former worker in this classic mine.
Stan Trg (Stari Trg) Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo (2000-2021)

Specimen size: 9.7 × 8.8 × 6.3 cm = 3.82” × 3.46” × 2.48”

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

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Ferat Voca



Pyrite with Calcite. Pyrite with Calcite.
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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



Pyrite after Pyrrhotite with Sphalerite, Calcite and Boulangerite

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MFR96AN9: Very aerial group of platy Pyrite pseudomorphs after Pyrrhotite crystals, with coatings of twinned Sphalerite crystals, Calcite, and acicular aggregates of Boulangerite.
Stan Trg (Stari Trg) Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo (05/2021)

Specimen size: 13.3 × 4.6 × 2.8 cm = 5.24” × 1.81” × 1.10”

Main crystal size: 2.3 × 2.2 cm = 0.91” × 0.87”




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

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

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

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

Calcite minor fluorescence long & short UV



Pyrite after Pyrrhotite with Sphalerite

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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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Sphalerite with Calcite
Sphalerite with Calcite. Sphalerite with Calcite.

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Sphalerite with Calcite
 

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

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

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

Former collection of Ferat Voca



Sphalerite with Calcite, Galena and Pyrite

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THV27AP2: Druse of deep black, twinned Sphalerite crystals with the dominant forms of the tetrahedron, with intense luster, on matrix, with white lenticular Calcite crystals and Pyrite crystals with iridescent oxide patinas and small Galena crystals.
The specimen comes from Ferat Voca, a former worker in this classic mine.
Stan Trg (Stari Trg) Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo (2000-2021)

Specimen size: 8.5 × 5.6 × 6 cm = 3.35” × 2.20” × 2.36”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Ferat Voca



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

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Sphalerite with Siderite, Quartz and Galena
 

SV220TAE: Druse formed by complex twinned crystals of Sphalerite, isolated, deep black, lustrous and with perfectly defined faces and edges with marked striations on one of the crystal faces and some dissolution figures. Associated with crystals of Quartz and globular coatings of cream-colored Siderite crystals, giving a very nice color contrast to the specimen. Finally, small Galena crystals complete the combo.
The Trepča mining complex is one of the largest polymetallic deposits in the world and for many years yielded, and still yields, exceptional pieces of Sphalerite, as well as varied combinations of sulfides and carbonates, as shown by this specimen, from the Ferat Voca collection.
Stan Trg (Stari Trg) Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo (2000-2021)

Specimen size: 8.8 × 6.7 × 4.6 cm = 3.46” × 2.64” × 1.81”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 2 cm = 0.87” × 0.79”

Former collection of Ferat Voca



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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”


minID: UMJ-KRQ



Sphalerite with Siderite. Front
Front
Sphalerite with Siderite. Side
Side
Sphalerite with Siderite.
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Sphalerite with Pyrite and Pyrite after Pyrrhotite
Sphalerite with Pyrite and Pyrite after Pyrrhotite.
Sphalerite with Pyrite and Pyrite after Pyrrhotite.
Sphalerite with Pyrite and Pyrite after Pyrrhotite  

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

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

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




Sphalerite with Calcite, Pyrite and Rhodochrosite

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TLM66AP3: Twinned Sphalerite crystals with very sharp crystal forms, on matrix, with groups of deformed Pyrite crystals and coatings of very flattened rhombohedral white crystals of Calcite, between transparent and translucent. Also associated with small rosettes of Rhodochrosite. The specimen comes from Ferat Voca, a former worker in this classic mine.
Stan Trg (Stari Trg) Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo (2000-2021)

Specimen size: 11.9 × 6.9 × 5.3 cm = 4.69” × 2.72” × 2.09”

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

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Ferat Voca



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

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Sphalerite with Calcite and Dolomite
 

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

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

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

Former collection of Pedro Goy



Galena with 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

minID: AFQ-936



Galena with Calcite. Front
Front
Galena with Calcite. Side
Side
Galena with Calcite.
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Galena with Arsenopyrite and Rhodochrosite
Galena with Arsenopyrite and Rhodochrosite. Galena with Arsenopyrite and Rhodochrosite.

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

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

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

Former collection of Ferat Voca



Galena after Pyrrhotite with Pyrite, Sphalerite and Calcite

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Galena after Pyrrhotite with Pyrite, Sphalerite and Calcite
 

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

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

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


minID: W3G-V2D



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

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TXR47AP3: Complex and twinned crystals of Sphalerite, on matrix, with rhombohedral crystal coatings of Rhodochrosite with an intense pink color, associated with grey deformed Galena crystals and small, very sharp crystals of Arsenopyrite. The specimen comes from Ferat Voca, a former worker in this classic mine.
Stan Trg (Stari Trg) Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo (2000-2021)

Specimen size: 7.4 × 6.9 × 4 cm = 2.91” × 2.72” × 1.57”

Former collection of Ferat Voca



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Rhodochrosite with Quartz

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TXM96AP3: Spheroidal aggregates of rhombohedral microcrystals of Rhodochrosite that coat a druse of water-clear and very lustrous Quartz crystals. The specimen came from Ferat Voca, a former worker in this classic mine.
Stan Trg (Stari Trg) Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo (2000-2021)

Specimen size: 9.4 × 6.4 × 3.9 cm = 3.70” × 2.52” × 1.54”

Former collection of Ferat Voca



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

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TBF47AP3: Sphalerite crystals with very sharp crystal forms and twinning, on a matrix covered by small rhombohedral Rhodochrosite crystals. The specimen comes from Ferat Voca, a former worker in this classic mine.
Stan Trg (Stari Trg) Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo (2000-2021)

Specimen size: 11 × 5.4 × 4.8 cm = 4.33” × 2.13” × 1.89”

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

Former collection of Ferat Voca



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Rhodochrosite with Calcite and Boulangerite (variety plumosite)

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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

minID: AN9-QH3



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

minID: 21C-DTA



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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”


minID: K0L-82Y



Boulangerite with Rhodochrosite and Galena. Boulangerite with Rhodochrosite and Galena.
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Bournonite with Sphalerite, Pyrite after Pyrrhotite and Galena
Bournonite with Sphalerite, Pyrite after Pyrrhotite and Galena. 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”





NORWAY

Hydroxylapatite-Fluorapatite

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TTG46AQ0: Crystals formed by a short hexagonal prism and a dipyramid, with very sharp crystal forms, lustrous, white, and on matrix. Analyses show a continuous series between Hydroxylapatite and Fluorapatite. We will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
A Norwegian classic that comes from the old collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon.
Snarum, Modum, Viken  Norway

Specimen size: 4.4 × 3.7 × 4.3 cm = 1.73” × 1.46” × 1.69”

Main crystal size: 1.9 × 1.6 cm = 0.75” × 0.63”

Former collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon

With analysis copy



Hydroxylapatite-Fluorapatite. Hydroxylapatite-Fluorapatite.
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Calcite
Calcite. Front
Front
Calcite. Rear
Rear

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Calcite
 

SV3380TFR: Norway has some fame for the calcites from this mine. Their color, luster, and the multiple growths on the crystal faces are very characteristic, just like this piece.
Dalen-Kjřrholt Mine, Kjřrholt, Brevik, Porsgrunn, Telemark, Řstlandet  Norway

Specimen size: 6 × 5.2 × 4 cm = 2.36” × 2.05” × 1.57”

Main crystal size: 4.7 × 1.4 cm = 1.85” × 0.55”

Former collection of Scott Maylen



Hornblende

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Hornblende
 

TBB96AP7: Hornblende floater crystal with sharper terminations than usual in the species. With fibrous-looking surfaces, silky luster and dark green color.
The specimen comes from the old collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon and is accompanied by an old handwritten label which we will send to the buyer.
Kragerř, Telemark, Řstlandet  Norway

Specimen size: 5.5 × 2 × 1.2 cm = 2.17” × 0.79” × 0.47”

Former collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon



Hornblende. Front
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Hornblende. Rear
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Silver with Calcite
Silver with Calcite. Front
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Silver with Calcite. Rear
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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  Norway

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




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Silver
 

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

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

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




Silver. Front
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Silver. Rear
Rear

POLAND

Cerussite on Galena
Cerussite on Galena. Cerussite on Galena.

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Cerussite on Galena
 

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

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

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

Former collection of Michel Perraudin



Pyrite
 

NF46AM5: Druse of cubic Pyrite crystals with very well marked polycrystalline growths, brilliant, and with a reddish patina. This Polish classic comes from the Pedro Hernández collection.
Lubin Mine, Lubin, Lubin District, Legnica, Lower Silesia  Poland

Specimen size: 6.9 × 6.2 × 4.9 cm = 2.72” × 2.44” × 1.93”

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

Former collection of Pedro Hernández



Pyrite. Pyrite.
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Baryte
Baryte. Front
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Baryte. Rear
Rear

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

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

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




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.
The specimen is from the Ignacio Gaspar Sintes collection, whose label we will send to the buyer.
The specimen has been reviewed, photographed and published in the Russian magazine ‘Mineral Observer’ on page 64 in the volume 25, number 2

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

minID: TE2-9KN



Baryte with Sulfur. Front
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Baryte with Sulfur. Side
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Baryte with Sulfur.
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Celestine with Sulphur
Celestine with Sulphur. Front
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Celestine with Sulphur. Side
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Celestine with Sulphur.
 

TX96AN2: Group of Celestine crystals, many of them very elongated and doubly terminated, translucent in most of the prism and completely transparent and very lustrous on the terminations. Partially covered by small crystals of Sulphur.
Machów Mine, Tarnobrzeg, Subcarpathian Voivodeship  Poland

Specimen size: 7.4 × 7.2 × 6.9 cm = 2.91” × 2.83” × 2.72”

Main crystal size: 6.2 × 1.5 cm = 2.44” × 0.59”

Very fluorescent long & short UV



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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

minID: GQF-PD6



Celestine. Front
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Celestine. Rear
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Celestine.

ROMANIA

Cavnic area (Maramures)

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

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

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

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

Former collection of Ignacio Hernández

minID: 5CP-PY1



Tetrahedrite with Calcite and Chalcopyrite
 

MR14AM7: Very sharp tetrahedral crystals of Tetrahedrite, with bright luster, on matrix, with a small crystal of Chalcopyrite.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. (Bob) Noble collection, which also contains the label, which indicates that it was in the Melanson collectio.
Cavnic Mine, Cavnic mining area, Cavnic, Maramures  Romania

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

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

Former collection of Bob Noble



Tetrahedrite with Calcite and Chalcopyrite. Tetrahedrite with Calcite and Chalcopyrite.
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Tetrahedrite with Quartz and Pyrite
Tetrahedrite with Quartz and Pyrite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Tetrahedrite with Quartz and Pyrite.

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Tetrahedrite with Quartz and Pyrite
 

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

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

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

Former Museum Terrae Genesis (Vosges, France)



Chalcopyrite with Quartz and Calcite
 

TBJ14AN7: Twinned Chalcopyrite crystals with the dominant forms of the bisphenoid, very sharp, lustrous, and partially covered by small Quartz crystals and spheroidal aggregates of Calcite microcrystals. A classic specimen from Cavnic, where good specimens of Chalcopyrite are rare.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label, which shows that it was previously in the Melanson collection.
Cavnic Mine, Cavnic mining area, Cavnic, Maramures  Romania

Specimen size: 2.5 × 2.4 × 1.7 cm = 0.98” × 0.94” × 0.67”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 0.9 cm = 0.63” × 0.35”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Chalcopyrite with Quartz and Calcite. Chalcopyrite with Quartz and Calcite.
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Calcite on Quartz
Calcite on Quartz. Calcite on Quartz.
 

TA26AN0: Very acute crystal of Calcite totally covered by a second generation of globular Calcite with gray tones and located very aerially on a matrix of white Quartz crystals. Very original and different from other pieces from this mining district.
Boldut Mine, Cavnic mining area, Cavnic, Maramures  Romania

Specimen size: 6.5 × 4.4 × 4.3 cm = 2.56” × 1.73” × 1.69”

Main crystal size: 4 × 1.7 cm = 1.57” × 0.67”




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Calcite with Dolomite
 

TC46AM6: Isolated spheroidal growth of Calcite, with good luster and a snow-white color, on a matrix covered by rhombohedral Dolomite crystals with inclusions of oxides. Very aesthetic.
Boldut Mine, Cavnic mining area, Cavnic, Maramures  Romania

Specimen size: 7.7 × 5 × 3.7 cm = 3.03” × 1.97” × 1.46”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 2 cm = 0.87” × 0.79”




Calcite with Dolomite. Calcite with Dolomite.
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Chalcostibite on Quartz and with Dolomite
Chalcostibite on Quartz and with Dolomite. Chalcostibite on Quartz and with Dolomite.
Chalcostibite on Quartz and with Dolomite.

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Chalcostibite on Quartz and with Dolomite
 

SV2490CXF: Spheroidal groups of small flat crystals of Chalcostibite, very sharp and lustrous, which is extraordinarily unusual in this species, on white Quartz crystals and small Dolomite crystals. A rarity of the Boldut mine, which is currently closed.
This analyzed specimen comes from the collection of duplicates of Carles Curto (number 2008.65), whose label and computer file we will send to the buyer.
Boldut Mine, Cavnic mining area, Cavnic, Maramures  Romania (2001)

Specimen size: 7.9 × 5.2 × 3.3 cm = 3.11” × 2.05” × 1.30”

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

Former collection of Carles Curto (duplicates)



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Chalcostibite with Tetrahedrite and Quartz
 

TR28AM5: Groups of small flat crystals, very sharp and with bright luster (something very unusual for this species), with tetrahedral crystals of Tetrahedrite and on matrix with white Quartz crystals. An analysis of this material was carried out, of which we will send a copy to the buyer.
Boldut Mine, Cavnic mining area, Cavnic, Maramures  Romania

Specimen size: 10.9 × 7.3 × 2.4 cm = 4.29” × 2.87” × 0.94”

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




Chalcostibite with Tetrahedrite and Quartz. Chalcostibite with Tetrahedrite and Quartz.
Chalcostibite with Tetrahedrite and Quartz.
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Sphalerite with Chalcopyrite, Galena and Quartz
Sphalerite with Chalcopyrite, Galena and Quartz. Sphalerite with Chalcopyrite, Galena and Quartz.

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BYM87AO8: Groups of twinned Sphalerite crystals, lustrous, and largely covered by Chalcopyrite. On a very rich matrix of cubo-octahedral Galena crystals and translucent white Quartz crystals.
The specimen, unusual for the locality, comes from an important European collection.
Cavnic mining area, Cavnic, Maramures  Romania

Specimen size: 12.6 × 6.3 × 3.9 cm = 4.96” × 2.48” × 1.54”

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 1 cm = 0.51” × 0.39”




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Bournonite with Sphalerite and Quartz

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

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

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




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

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RFX13AQ1: Elegant group of rhombohedral Rhodochrosite crystals with a pale pink color, on a matrix of brilliant white crystals of Quartz.
From the type locality for the Rhodochrosite
Cavnic mining area, Cavnic, Maramures  Romania

Specimen size: 6.7 × 6.6 × 2.7 cm = 2.64” × 2.60” × 1.06”

Type locality



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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.
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



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”




Rhodochrosite. Rhodochrosite.
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Calcite after Gypsum with Siderite
Calcite after Gypsum with Siderite. Front
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Calcite after Gypsum with Siderite. Rear
Rear
 

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”

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Herja Mine (Maramures)

Galena with Sphalerite and Calcite

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

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

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




Galena with Sphalerite and Calcite. Galena with Sphalerite and Calcite.
Galena with Sphalerite
Galena with Sphalerite.
Galena with Sphalerite.
Galena with Sphalerite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Galena with Sphalerite  

TC150ET: Cubic crystals of Galena with distinct polycrystalline growths, very lustrous, on matrix with crystals of Sphalerite (variety marmatite).
Herja Mine, Chiuzbaia, Baia Sprie, Maramures  Romania (1970-1980)

Specimen size: 8.8 × 6.1 × 3.2 cm = 3.46” × 2.40” × 1.26”

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




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Galena with Quartz

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BLM49AP9: Group of good sized cubo-octahedral Galena crystals, with very well defined forms, on a quartz matrix.
The specimen comes from an important European collection.
Herja Mine, Chiuzbaia, Baia Sprie, Maramures  Romania

Specimen size: 13.8 × 11.1 × 6.3 cm = 5.43” × 4.37” × 2.48”

Main crystal size: 4.7 × 4.5 cm = 1.85” × 1.77”




Galena with Quartz. Galena with Quartz.
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Calcite
Calcite. Calcite.
 

MD26AM7: Spheroidal floater group, on matrix, with rosette growths of very sharp rhombohedral Calcite crystals with lenticular habit, with bright luster and a snow-white color.
We will send the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. (Bob) Noble collection, which also contains the label, indicating that it was in the Melanson collection.
Herja Mine, Chiuzbaia, Baia Sprie, Maramures  Romania

Specimen size: 3 × 2.5 × 2.4 cm = 1.18” × 0.98” × 0.94”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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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”




Calcite with Boulangerite inclusions. Front
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Calcite with Boulangerite inclusions. Top
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Calcite with Boulangerite inclusions
Calcite with Boulangerite inclusions.

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Calcite with Boulangerite inclusions
 

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

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




Calcite with Quartz and Gypsum with Boulangerite inclusions

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BRX89AP6: Polycrystalline growths of brown Calcite crystals with a lenticular habit, with coatings of small white Quartz crystals and prismatic Gypsum crystals with black Boulangerite inclusions.
The specimen comes from an important European collection.
Herja Mine, Chiuzbaia, Baia Sprie, Maramures  Romania

Specimen size: 14.1 × 7.7 × 4.1 cm = 5.55” × 3.03” × 1.61”




Calcite with Quartz and Gypsum with Boulangerite inclusions. Calcite with Quartz and Gypsum with Boulangerite inclusions.
Calcite with Quartz and Gypsum with Boulangerite inclusions.
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Pyrite with Siderite and Sphalerite
Pyrite with Siderite and Sphalerite . Pyrite with Siderite and Sphalerite .
 

TB67AN2: Group of equant Pyrite crystals with very well defined faces and edges, lustrous, on a Sphalerite matrix with small Siderite crystals. Higher quality than most similar pieces from the same area.
Herja Mine, Chiuzbaia, Baia Sprie, Maramures  Romania

Specimen size: 6.9 × 4 × 3 cm = 2.72” × 1.57” × 1.18”

Main crystal size: 4.3 × 3.9 cm = 1.69” × 1.54”




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Siderite (variety sphärosiderite) with Baryte

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ETB76AN9: Botryoidal aggregates of Siderite with a habit traditionally called sphaerosiderite. They are translucent, with good luster, a green to dark honey color, and are on a rocky matrix with lamellar Baryte crystals and small Quartz crystals on the back.
Herja Mine, Chiuzbaia, Baia Sprie, Maramures  Romania

Specimen size: 8.8 × 8.2 × 3.1 cm = 3.46” × 3.23” × 1.22”




Siderite (variety sphärosiderite) with Baryte. Front
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Siderite (variety sphärosiderite) with Baryte. Side
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Siderite (variety sphärosiderite) with Baryte.
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Bournonite with Sphalerite and Pyrite
Bournonite with Sphalerite and Pyrite. Bournonite with Sphalerite and Pyrite.

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

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

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




Berthierite with Calcite and Siderite

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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



Berthierite with Calcite and Siderite. Front
Front
Berthierite with Calcite and Siderite. Rear
Rear
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Baia Sprie area (Maramures)

Calcite
Calcite. Calcite.
 

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

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

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

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Bob Noble



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




Other localities from the Maramures area

Siderite with Calcite and Sphalerite
Siderite with Calcite and Sphalerite  

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

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

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

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani



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

SG38AF0: Botryoidal Siderite traditionally well known as sphaerosiderite, on a rocky matrix with bluish and very bright, laminar Baryte crystals.
The sample is from the Francesco S. Stoppani collection (catalog number 0635), whose label we’ll send to the buyer. As is the case with so many specimens in this collection, the sample is of great quality for the locality.
Baia Mare, Maramures  Romania

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

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani



Calcite with Pyrite

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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



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Galena
Galena. Galena.
 

TPL63AN3: Aerial group of very sharp and lustrous Galena crystals, clearly dominated by octahedron forms, truncated at the vertices by cube faces. From a locality that is little known even though it yielded good specimens.
We will ship the piece in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Rodna Mine, Rodna Mountains, Rodna, Maramures  Romania

Specimen size: 2.8 × 2.7 × 2 cm = 1.10” × 1.06” × 0.79”

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

Former collection of Bob Noble



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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



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

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

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

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

Former collection of Uwe Niemeyer



Stibnite with Calcite.
Stibnite with Calcite.
Stibnite
Stibnite. 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



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Gold with Quartz

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Gold with Quartz
 

MA48AM3: Group of lamellar Gold crystals with curvatures, extraordinarily shiny and on a snow-white Quartz matrix.
The specimen, of unusual quality for the locality, comes from the Ignacio Gaspar collection (number GOLD-64), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Sasar Mine, Baia Mare, Maramures  Romania (1950-1960)

Specimen size: 6 × 3.7 × 6 cm = 2.36” × 1.46” × 2.36”

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar



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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.

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

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

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




Baryte with Galena, Siderite and Pyrite
 

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

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

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of James Catmur



Baryte with Galena, Siderite and Pyrite. Baryte with Galena, Siderite and Pyrite.
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.
Siderite with Pyrite
Siderite with Pyrite. Siderite with Pyrite.
 

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

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





Other localities

Nagyágite on Rhodochrosite

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Nagyágite on Rhodochrosite
 

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

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

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

Type locality

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar



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

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Nagyágite with Sylvanite and Quartz
 

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

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

Type locality

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar



Nagyágite with Rhodochrosite
 

AL98AN0: Sharp and lustrous lamellar crystals of Nagyágite, on a matrix with coatings of pale pink Rhodochrosite. The specimen comes from the type locality for the species, which is also a classic European locality. It comes from an old collection from the mid-19th century.
This specimen has been published on the Mineralogical Record´s web page, in the 'What's New' section, report 60, May 23, 2021 edition, page 4
Sacarîmb (Nagyág), Deva, Hunedoara  Romania (±1850)

Specimen size: 7.5 × 5.6 × 4 cm = 2.95” × 2.20” × 1.57”

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

Type locality



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

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ARQ90AN6: Unusually well isolated lamellar crystals of Nagyágite, large for the species, very sharp, lustrous, on a Rhodochrosite matrix with small Quartz crystals. The specimen comes from the type locality, the most classic for the species.
Sacarîmb (Nagyág), Deva, Hunedoara  Romania (±1850)

Specimen size: 8 × 6.8 × 3.7 cm = 3.15” × 2.68” × 1.46”

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

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Nagyágite with Quartz
Nagyágite with Quartz  

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

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

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

Type locality



Nagyágite with Quartz. Nagyágite with Quartz.
Nagyágite with Quartz. Nagyágite with Quartz.
Sylvanite on Quartz
Sylvanite on Quartz. Sylvanite on Quartz.
Sylvanite on Quartz  

NR52AM9: Aggregates of acicular Sylvanite crystals that form very shiny skeletal growths on a Quartz-coated matrix. From the type locality, one of the great classical localities for the species.
The specimen comes from the Ignacio Gaspar Sintes collection (number SIL-6), whose label we will send to the buyer, as well as a copy of the analysis carried out.
Sacarîmb (Nagyág), Deva, Hunedoara  Romania (±1850)

Specimen size: 6.8 × 4 × 1.8 cm = 2.68” × 1.57” × 0.71”

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

Type locality

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar



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Gold (variety Ag-bearing) on Quartz with Sphalerite and Chalcopyrite

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Gold (variety Ag-bearing) on Quartz with Sphalerite and Chalcopyrite
 

TLP96AO4: Lamellar and hooked growths of Gold (silver-bearing variety), very lustrous, on a Quartz matrix with small Chalcopyrite crystals and darker, rounded Sphalerite crystals.
The specimen has been analyzed giving 20% silver. We will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Sacarîmb (Nagyág), Deva, Hunedoara  Romania

Specimen size: 6.7 × 5.3 × 3.5 cm = 2.64” × 2.09” × 1.38”

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

With analysis copy



Gold (variety Ag-bearing) on Quartz with Sphalerite and Chalcopyrite. Gold (variety Ag-bearing) on Quartz with Sphalerite and Chalcopyrite.
Gold (variety Ag-bearing) on Quartz with Sphalerite and Chalcopyrite. Gold (variety Ag-bearing) on Quartz with Sphalerite and Chalcopyrite.
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Gold with Quartz
Gold with Quartz. 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



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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



Galena with Pyrite and Calcite. Galena with Pyrite and Calcite.

SLOVAK REPUBLIC

Aragonite
Aragonite. Aragonite.
 

TFG6AN4: Isolated Aragonite crystal, with the typical morphology for the locality but unusual for the species, formed by a prism of decreasing thickness and a pyramidal termination. The crystal is transparent, very lustrous, and colorless.
We will send the specimen, from one of the great classical localities for the species, in its original Perky box from the Robert J. (Bob) Noble collection, which also contains the label that states that it was previously in the Melanson collection.
Podrečany, Lučenec, Banská Bystrica Region  Slovak Republic

Specimen size: 3.2 × 1.4 × 0.8 cm = 1.26” × 0.55” × 0.31”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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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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Euchroite with Azurite
Euchroite with Azurite. 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”




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Euchroite
Euchroite  

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

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

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




Euchroite.
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”

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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”




Devilline. Devilline.
Chalcophyllite with Azurite
Chalcophyllite with Azurite. Chalcophyllite with Azurite.
 

TJ58AM5: Group of very sharp lamellar crystals of Chalcophyllite, lustrous, with a vivid color, on matrix, with Azurite. A European classic, of great quality for the species.
Špania Dolina (Herrengrund), Banská Bystrica, Banská Bystrica Region  Slovak Republic

Specimen size: 5.7 × 5 × 3 cm = 2.24” × 1.97” × 1.18”

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




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Libethenite with Dolomite
 

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

Specimen size: 5.5 × 3 × 2.2 cm = 2.17” × 1.18” × 0.87”

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

Type locality



Libethenite with Dolomite. Libethenite with Dolomite.
Langite
Langite. 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



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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”




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

NT86AM8: Centered groups, on matrix, of very lustrous acicular Kermesite crystals with a deep and vivid red color.
The specimen comes from the Ignacio Gaspar Sintes collection (number QUR-2) whose catalogue entry we will send to the buyer.
Pezinok, Pezinok District, Bratislava Region  Slovak Republic (1998)

Specimen size: 5.6 × 3.5 × 4.7 cm = 2.20” × 1.38” × 1.85”




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SLOVENIA

Wulfenite

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TTB27AO8: Druse, on matrix, of tabular Wulfenite crystals with pyramidal polycrystalline terminations, with bright luster and an intense color, with geometric zoning of different shades.
Of high quality, the specimen comes from an important European collection.
Helena Mine, Crna (Schwarzenbach), Mežica Municipality, Carinthia Region  Slovenia

Specimen size: 7.2 × 4.3 × 2.7 cm = 2.83” × 1.69” × 1.06”

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




Wulfenite. Wulfenite.
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Wulfenite with Calcite
Wulfenite with Calcite. Wulfenite with Calcite.

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ECB67AP6: Group of Wulfenite crystals with a clearly hemihedral pyramidal shape, with one of the terminations being very sharp and the opposite one finely polycrystalline. With a very bright luster and very vivid color, on matrix and with a group of white Calcite crystals that partially cover it.
A classic, very characteristic of the locality, but on the other hand unusual, with that Calcite covering the Wulfenite.
Helena Mine, Crna (Schwarzenbach), Mežica Municipality, Carinthia Region  Slovenia

Specimen size: 8.1 × 6.8 × 4.3 cm = 3.19” × 2.68” × 1.69”

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




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Wulfenite

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

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

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




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Wulfenite. Detail
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Wulfenite. Detail
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SWEDEN

Hedyphane with Hausmannite and Calcite
Hedyphane with Hausmannite and Calcite.

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Hedyphane with Hausmannite and Calcite
 

MRF86AP7: Good specimen of Hedyphane, a very rare lead and calcium arsenate, with acicular crystals of silky luster, on matrix.
The specimen comes from the type locality for the species and
bears a series of old labels: Ralph D. Dietz, Burminco, and Minerals Unlimited.
Lĺngban Mine, Lĺngban, Filipstad, Värmland  Sweden

Specimen size: 6.8 × 4.4 × 4.3 cm = 2.68” × 1.73” × 1.69”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV

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Cobaltite
 

TAQ12AO3: Cobaltite crystal, dominated by very well defined pyritohedron, with subsidiary cube forms, aerial, relatively lustrous and on a massive Cobaltite matrix. A European classic.
We will send the buyer the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. (Bob) Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Hĺkansboda mining group, Lindesberg, Örebro, Västmanland  Sweden

Specimen size: 1.9 × 1.7 × 1.4 cm = 0.75” × 0.67” × 0.55”

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

Former collection of Bob Noble



Cobaltite. Cobaltite.
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Hollandite
Hollandite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Hollandite. Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén

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EFG46AQ0: Hollandite crystal of an unusual size, with extraordinarily sharp forms and excellent terminations, with fine parallel growths, and more lustrous faces than usual for the species.
An extraordinary European classic.
Murjek, Jokkmokk, Norrbotten, Lappland Province  Sweden (1970)

Specimen size: 3.8 × 1.7 × 1 cm = 1.50” × 0.67” × 0.39”




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Calcite
 

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

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

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

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV

minID: NPY-1JV



Calcite. Front
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Calcite. Side
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'Stilbite'
'Stilbite'. 'Stilbite'.

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TFM69AN5: Druse of groups of 'Stilbite' crystals with bow-tie growths, with very sharp crystal forms, translucent, lustrous and with a uniform yellow color.
The specimen, of great quality for the locality, comes from a private collection whose label we will send to the buyer.

Malmberget, Gällivare, Norrbotten, Lappland Province  Sweden

Specimen size: 12.2 × 5 × 2.3 cm = 4.80” × 1.97” × 0.91”

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




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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”




Lead with Garnet. Lead with Garnet.
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Epidote with Quartz
Epidote with Quartz. Epidote with Quartz.

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Epidote with Quartz
 

TBF48AP5: Very elongated Epidote crystals, some of them doubly terminated, between transparent and translucent, deep green, with very good luster, on a Quartz matrix. The specimen comes from the collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon, whose handwritten label we will send to the buyer.
Val Giuv, Tujetsch (Tavetsch), Vorderrhein Valley, Grischun (Grisons; Graubünden)  Switzerland

Specimen size: 8.2 × 5.6 × 3.3 cm = 3.23” × 2.20” × 1.30”

Main crystal size: 2.7 × 0.2 cm = 1.06” × 0.08”

Former collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon



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Tourmaline (Group) with Hematite (variety iron rose), Quartz and Feldspar

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Tourmaline (Group) with Hematite (variety iron rose), Quartz and Feldspar
 

TRM16AP5: Radial group of elongated Tourmaline group crystals, black and very lustrous, in a Quartz and Feldspar matrix, with small lamellar Hematite crystals. The specimen, a rarity for this well-known Swiss locality, comes from the collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon, whose handwritten label we will send to the buyer.
Cavradi, Curnera Valley, Tujetsch (Tavetsch), Vorderrhein Valley, Grischun (Grisons; Graubünden)  Switzerland

Specimen size: 6.1 × 4.6 × 4.1 cm = 2.40” × 1.81” × 1.61”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.1 cm = 0.39” × 0.04”

Former collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon



Tourmaline (Group) with Hematite (variety iron rose), Quartz and Feldspar. Tourmaline (Group) with Hematite (variety iron rose), Quartz and Feldspar.
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Hematite with Rutile, Albite and Quartz
Hematite with Rutile, Albite and Quartz. Hematite with Rutile, Albite and Quartz.
 

TXA27AN5: Aggregate of very sharp Hematite crystals between lamellar and tabular, with brilliant luster and epitaxial growths of translucent Rutile crystals, which are very lustrous too and with an intense red color. On an Albite matrix, with Quartz crystals.
A Swiss classic that we will ship in its original Perky box from the Robert J. (Bob) Noble collection, which also contains the label indicating that it was previously in the Sullivan collection.
Cavradi, Curnera Valley, Tujetsch (Tavetsch), Vorderrhein Valley, Grischun (Grisons; Graubünden)  Switzerland

Specimen size: 3.1 × 1.9 × 1.7 cm = 1.22” × 0.75” × 0.67”

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

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Hematite with Quartz

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Hematite with Quartz
 

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

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




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

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TMP16AP7: Octahedral crystal of Magnetite with polycrystalline growths, lustrous, with a little bit of matrix.
The specimen comes from the old collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon and is accompanied by an old label which we will send to the buyer.
Zermatt, Matt Valley, Zermatt - Saas Fee, Wallis (Valais)  Switzerland

Specimen size: 2.1 × 1.6 × 1.7 cm = 0.83” × 0.63” × 0.67”

Former collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon



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Perovskite with Andradite and Vesuvianite

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Perovskite with Andradite and Vesuvianite
 

TTR86AP7: Very sharp pseudocubic Perovskite crystal, on a Chlorite matrix, associated with small crystals of Andradite and Vesuvianite.
This specimen is from a very classic Swiss locality, and comes to us from the old collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon. It is accompanied by an old handwritten label which we will send to the buyer.
Rimpfischwäng Range, Findel Glacier area, Zermatt, Matt Valley, Zermatt - Saas Fee, Wallis (Valais)  Switzerland

Specimen size: 3.3 × 2.2 × 1.3 cm = 1.30” × 0.87” × 0.51”

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

Former collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon



Perovskite with Andradite and Vesuvianite. Perovskite with Andradite and Vesuvianite.
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Clinochlore (variety pennine) with Chrysotile
Clinochlore (variety pennine) with Chrysotile.

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TDR14AP7: Clinochlore crystal with very sharp crystal forms, prismatic habit and glossy luster, dark green in color with reddish tones (pennine variety), on a fibrous matrix of Chrysotile. The specimen comes from the old collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon.
Rimpfischwäng Range, Findel Glacier area, Zermatt, Matt Valley, Zermatt - Saas Fee, Wallis (Valais)  Switzerland

Specimen size: 1.7 × 1.4 × 1.2 cm = 0.67” × 0.55” × 0.47”

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

Former collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon



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Clinochlore (variety pennine)

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TJR46AP7: Clinochlore crystal with very sharp crystal forms, prismatic habit and glossy luster, dark green with reddish tones (pennine variety).
The specimen comes from the old collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon.
Rimpfischwäng Range, Findel Glacier area, Zermatt, Matt Valley, Zermatt - Saas Fee, Wallis (Valais)  Switzerland

Specimen size: 2.4 × 1.9 × 1.6 cm = 0.94” × 0.75” × 0.63”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 1.4 cm = 0.71” × 0.55”

Former collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon



Clinochlore (variety pennine). Clinochlore (variety pennine).
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Clinochlore (variety pennine) with Chrysotile
Clinochlore (variety pennine) with Chrysotile.

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

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

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

Former collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon



Clinochlore (variety pennine) with Magnetite and Chrysotile

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Clinochlore (variety pennine) with Magnetite and Chrysotile
 

TLM91AP7: Clinochlore crystal with very sharp crystal forms, pyramidal shape and satiny luster, dark green with reddish tones (pennine variety), on a Chrisotile matrix with octahedral crystals of Magnetite.
The specimen, of high quality and from a very classic Swiss locality, comes from the old Robert-Auguste Touchon collection and is accompanied by an old handwritten label which we will send to the buyer.
Rimpfischwäng Range, Findel Glacier area, Zermatt, Matt Valley, Zermatt - Saas Fee, Wallis (Valais)  Switzerland

Specimen size: 7.3 × 4.8 × 4.2 cm = 2.87” × 1.89” × 1.65”

Main crystal size: 2.4 × 1.2 cm = 0.94” × 0.47”

Former collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon

minID: R6X-914



Clinochlore (variety pennine) with Magnetite and Chrysotile. Front
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Clinochlore (variety pennine) with Magnetite and Chrysotile. Detail / Foto: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Foto: Joaquim Callén
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Dufrenoysite with Sphalerite and Pyrite
Dufrenoysite with Sphalerite and Pyrite. Dufrenoysite with Sphalerite and Pyrite.
Dufrenoysite with Sphalerite and Pyrite.

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Dufrenoysite with Sphalerite and Pyrite
 

TMB47AP9: Elongated crystals of Dufrenoysite with a prismatic habit, with well defined forms, very good luster, and on matrix with translucent and lustrous crystals of Sphalerite and small crystals of Pyrite.
The specimen is from the type locality, comes from the collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon and has been analyzed. We will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley (Binntal), Wallis (Valais)  Switzerland

Specimen size: 4.1 × 4 × 2.8 cm = 1.61” × 1.57” × 1.10”

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Former collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon



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Lengenbachite with Jordanite and Calcite

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Lengenbachite with Jordanite and Calcite
 

MVM48AO3: Groups of Lengenbachite crystals with a prismatic shape and a fine vertical striation, very lustrous, with Jordanite crystals of somewhat lighter grey tones and matte, included on a white Calcite matrix with very shiny microgranular Pyrite aggregates. A Swiss classic, from the type locality for both species, a rare lead-copper-arsenic sulphosalt.
Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley (Binntal), Wallis (Valais)  Switzerland (1980)

Specimen size: 5.1 × 4.2 × 2.1 cm = 2.01” × 1.65” × 0.83”

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

Type locality



Lengenbachite with Jordanite and Calcite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Lengenbachite with Jordanite and Calcite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Sphalerite with Tennantite (variety binnite) on Dolomite
Sphalerite with Tennantite (variety binnite) on Dolomite. Front
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Sphalerite with Tennantite (variety binnite) on Dolomite. Detail
Detail
Sphalerite with Tennantite (variety binnite) on Dolomite. Light behind
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Sphalerite with Tennantite (variety binnite) on Dolomite  

ND96AM4: Polycrystalline growth of Sphalerite, on matrix, very sharp, translucent, lustrous and honey-colored. With very sharp and shiny tetrahedral crystals of Tennantite (variety binnite, rich in silver), typical of this locality.
The specimen comes from the Ignacio Gaspar Sintes collection (number BLD-5), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Binn Valley (Binntal), Wallis (Valais)  Switzerland

Specimen size: 6 × 5 × 4.2 cm = 2.36” × 1.97” × 1.65”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.5 cm = 0.24” × 0.20”

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar



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Sartorite on Calcite

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Sartorite on Calcite
 

MCT97AO3: Sartorite crystal with very sharp crystal forms and good terminations, something uncommon in this type of specimen, lustrous, and included in a white Calcite matrix. A Swiss classic, from the type locality for the species, a rare lead arsenic sulphosalt. Originally labeled “Skleroklas” (Scleroclase), a name given to sartorites long ago.
Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley (Binntal), Wallis (Valais)  Switzerland (1977)

Specimen size: 7.4 × 5.1 × 2.7 cm = 2.91” × 2.01” × 1.06”

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

Type locality



Sartorite on Calcite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Sartorite on Calcite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Hematite with Quartz (variety smoky)
Hematite with Quartz (variety smoky). Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Hematite with Quartz (variety smoky). Rear
Rear
Hematite with Quartz (variety smoky).

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

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

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




Quartz (variety smoky)
Quartz (variety smoky)  

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

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

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




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

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

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

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




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

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

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

Former collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon



Titanite with Chlorite

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TPM14AP7: Very sharp crystal of Titanite, salmon-colored with lighter zoning, almost white, on the edges, bordered by growths of small dark green, almost black, Chlorite crystals.
An Italian alpine classic that comes from the old collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon.
Pizzo Centrale, Airolo, Central St Gotthard Massif, Leventina, Ticino (Tessin)  Switzerland

Specimen size: 3.5 × 2.7 × 1.9 cm = 1.38” × 1.06” × 0.75”

Main crystal size: 2.8 × 1.9 cm = 1.10” × 0.75”

Former collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon



Titanite with Chlorite.
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Fluorapatite with Albite, Chlorite and Quartz
Fluorapatite with Albite, Chlorite and Quartz.

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

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

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

Former collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon



Albite

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TMP16AP6: Group of Albite crystals on matrix, one of them clearly dominant, very sharp and with perfect terminations, translucent, lustrous and snow-white.
A fine miniature from the Robert-Auguste Touchon collection.
Pizzo Centrale, Airolo, Central St Gotthard Massif, Leventina, Ticino (Tessin)  Switzerland

Specimen size: 2.2 × 1.4 × 1.3 cm = 0.87” × 0.55” × 0.51”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 0.7 cm = 0.59” × 0.28”

Former collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon



Albite. Front
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Albite. Rear
Rear
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Albite with Chlorite
Albite with Chlorite. Front
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Albite with Chlorite. Rear
Rear

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Albite with Chlorite
 

TFR86AP6: Parallel growth of two very sharp Albite crystals, extraordinarily flattened, transparent and very rich in Chlorite inclusions with a mossy habit.
The specimen comes from the collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon.
Pizzo Centrale, Airolo, Central St Gotthard Massif, Leventina, Ticino (Tessin)  Switzerland

Specimen size: 5 × 3.5 × 0.7 cm = 1.97” × 1.38” × 0.28”

Former collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon



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Axinite-(Fe) with Chlorite

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

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

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

Former collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon



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

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

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

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

Former collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon



Titanite with Chlorite and Orthoclase (variety adularia)

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ETB36AP4: Twinned Titanite crystals with very sharp shapes and a uniform greenish yellow color, on a matrix of Orthoclase (variety adularia) with Chlorite coatings.
A very characteristic Swiss classic, which comes from the collection of General Robert Touchon.
Central St Gotthard Massif, Leventina, Ticino (Tessin)  Switzerland

Specimen size: 6.8 × 4.3 × 3.5 cm = 2.68” × 1.69” × 1.38”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.4 cm = 0.43” × 0.16”

Former collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon



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


minID: 16Q-H9T



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Orthoclase (variety adularia) with Chlorite
 

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

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

Former collection of A. Mayor

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Orthoclase (variety adularia) with Chlorite. Front
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Orthoclase (variety adularia) with Chlorite. Rear
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Fluorite (octahedral) with Quartz (variety smoky)
Fluorite (octahedral) with Quartz (variety smoky). Front
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Fluorite (octahedral) with Quartz (variety smoky). Side
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Fluorite (octahedral) with Quartz (variety smoky).
 

TR92AM8: Isolated octahedral Fluorite crystal, very sharp and with an intense pink color, on a matrix of Quartz crystals with small Feldspar crystals. A Swiss classic.
Göscheneralp, Göschenen Valley, Göschenen, Reuss Valley, Uri  Switzerland

Specimen size: 6.2 × 4.6 × 2.4 cm = 2.44” × 1.81” × 0.94”

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




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Orthoclase (variety adularia)

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Orthoclase (variety adularia)
 

EXP98AP4: Very aerial parallel growths of sharp Orthoclase (adularia variety) crystals, with good luster and a snow-white color. On matrix.
It comes from the Senckenberg Museum in Frankfurt and has several old labels with it.
Maderanertal, Amsteg, Uri  Switzerland

Specimen size: 7.4 × 5.7 × 4.1 cm = 2.91” × 2.24” × 1.61”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.5 cm = 0.47” × 0.20”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



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



Quartz

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MF29AM3: Druse of water-clear Quartz crystals with extraordinary sharpness and brilliance. From a well-referenced Swiss locality that has produced few such quality specimens.
Pizzo Meda, Ambri, Quinto, Leventina, Ticino (Tessin)  Switzerland

Specimen size: 16.2 × 7.8 × 10.3 cm = 6.38” × 3.07” × 4.06”

Main crystal size: 3 × 0.7 cm = 1.18” × 0.28”




Quartz. Quartz.
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Quartz (variety smoky) with Hematite inclusions
Quartz (variety smoky) with Hematite inclusions. Front
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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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Hematite (variety iron rose)

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Hematite (variety iron rose)
 

TXM6AP7: Hematite crystal, on matrix, with a tabular habit, a very sharp hexagonal outline and very well defined polycrystalline growths (iron rose variety).
A Swiss alpine classic that comes to us from the old collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon and that is accompanied by an old handwritten label which we will send to the buyer.
Rhône Glacier, Furka Pass area, Furka, Goms, Wallis (Valais)  Switzerland

Specimen size: 4.5 × 2.7 × 1.9 cm = 1.77” × 1.06” × 0.75”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.9 cm = 0.43” × 0.35”

Former collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon



Hematite (variety iron rose).
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Quartz (variety smoky)
Quartz (variety smoky). Front
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Quartz (variety smoky). Rear
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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)

minID: LG8DKT



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Fluorite (octahedral) with Albite

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BRM26AP3: Groups of octahedral Fluorite crystals with minor cube and rhombododecahedron faces, unusual in this type of specimen. The crystals are pink and translucent, on matrix with small Albite crystals.
Zinggenstöcke, Oberaar Lake area, Grimsel area, Hasli Valley, Bern  Switzerland

Specimen size: 16.2 × 10.7 × 4.7 cm = 6.38” × 4.21” × 1.85”

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




Fluorite (octahedral) with Albite. Fluorite (octahedral) with Albite.
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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
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Beryl (variety heliodor). Rear
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UNITED KINGDOM

Cronstedtite with Pyrite
Cronstedtite with Pyrite. Cronstedtite with Pyrite.

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Cronstedtite with Pyrite
 

SV2160TKB: Nest of developed and terminated Cronstedtite crystals, a rare iron silicate, embedded in a pyritiferous rock matrix that forms a network in the mineralized zone showing the crystals of Pyrite themselves, an association typical for both species.
The specimen, from the very classic English locality Wheal Bray in Cornwall, has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer of the piece, which comes from the old collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon.
Wheal Bray, Altarnun, South West Region, Cornwall  England / United Kingdom

Specimen size: 5 × 4.2 × 2.8 cm = 1.97” × 1.65” × 1.10”

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

With analysis copy

Former collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon



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Calcite with Quartz and Hematite

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Calcite with Quartz and Hematite
 

TJB66AP5: Group of very sharp Calcite crystals, platy and with geometric color zoning, on a group of Quartz crystals with Hematite inclusions. This specimen, which is from a very classic English locality, comes from the collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon, whose handwritten label we will send to the buyer.
Levant Mine, Trewellard, Saint Just District, Cornwall  England / United Kingdom

Specimen size: 4.4 × 4 × 2.9 cm = 1.73” × 1.57” × 1.14”

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

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon



Calcite with Quartz and Hematite. Front
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Calcite with Quartz and Hematite. Side
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Analcime
Analcime. Front
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Analcime. Side
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TRA46AO0: Floater trapezohedral crystal with very well defined faces. Between transparent and translucent, shiny and snow-white. From an unusual locality.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. (Bob) Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Croft Quarry, Croft, Blaby, Leicestershire, East Midlands  England / United Kingdom

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

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Goethite with Hematite and Quartz

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Goethite with Hematite and Quartz
 

SV2120TMB: Group of fine elongated Goethite crystals, very sharp and lustrous, in a matrix of ferruginous rock partially covered by crystalline aggregates of Hematite in the form of crusts, and disseminated Quartz crystals giving a color contrast with the oxides.
The specimen, an English classic from an iron mine in Cornwall which closed in 1883, comes from the old collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon.
Restormel Royal Iron Mine (Trinity Mine), Lostwithiel, St Austell District, Cornwall  England / United Kingdom

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

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

Former collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon



Goethite with Hematite and Quartz. Goethite with Hematite and Quartz.
Goethite with Hematite and Quartz.
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Kaolinite after Orthoclase
Kaolinite after Orthoclase. 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

minID: 1TR-XDE



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Bornite after Chalcocite
Bornite after Chalcocite  

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

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

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

Former collection of Carlos Prieto Paramio



Bornite after Chalcocite. Front
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Bornite after Chalcocite. Rear
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Bornite after Chalcocite. Top
Top
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Chalcocite
Chalcocite. Front
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Chalcocite. Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Chalcocite.

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Chalcocite
 

EXL92AQ1: Druse of very sharp and aerial Chalcocite crystals with a hexagonal habit, very lustrous, and in matrix.
A high-quality classic from the Moutet (Marseille) collection.
Camborne - Redruth - Saint Day District, Cornwall  England / United Kingdom

Specimen size: 5.3 × 4.6 × 4.3 cm = 2.09” × 1.81” × 1.69”

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

Former collection of Moutet (Marseille)



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Cuprite with Copper

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Cuprite with Copper
 

TRR48AP7: Very sharp octahedral Cuprite crystals with a bright red color, on matrix, with native Copper growths.
An English classic that comes from the old collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon, accompanied by an old label which we will send to the buyer.
Camborne - Redruth - Saint Day District, Cornwall  England / United Kingdom

Specimen size: 9.9 × 5.4 × 3.9 cm = 3.90” × 2.13” × 1.54”

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

Former collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon



Cuprite with Copper. Front
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Cuprite with Copper. Rear
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Cuprite with Copper.
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Chalcopyrite with Fluorite and Calcite
Chalcopyrite with Fluorite and Calcite. Front
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Chalcopyrite with Fluorite and Calcite. Side
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TMR16AP7: Twinned trapezohedral crystals of Chalcopyrite, very sharp and extraordinarily lustrous, on matrix, with small Fluorite and Calcite crystals.
The specimen comes from the old collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon.
Carn Brea, Pool, Illogan, Camborne - Redruth - Saint Day District, Cornwall  England / United Kingdom

Specimen size: 2.9 × 2.4 × 2 cm = 1.14” × 0.94” × 0.79”

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

Former collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon



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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
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Bornite.
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Chalcocite with Calcite
Chalcocite with Calcite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Chalcocite with Calcite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Chalcocite with Calcite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Chalcocite with Calcite  

MH96AM5: Very aerial group of flattened crystals, with sharp cyclic twins with a hexagonal outline, lustrous and on matrix with small white Calcite coatings. The specimen, an excellent high-quality English classic, comes from the Jean Béhier collection whose label we will send to the buyer.
Cornwall  England / United Kingdom

Specimen size: 5.6 × 4.2 × 3.4 cm = 2.20” × 1.65” × 1.34”

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

Former collection of Jean Béhier



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Cuprite
Cuprite  

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

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

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




Cuprite. Cuprite.
Cuprite
Cuprite. Front
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Cuprite. Side
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Cuprite. Cuprite.