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Sulfur
Sulfur. Front
Front
Sulfur. Rear
Rear
Sulfur. Side
Side
Sulfur  

AT30AJ0: Polycrystalline growth of Sulfur crystals, one of them clearly dominant. They are very sharp, with very well defined faces and edges, translucent and bright.
The sample was in the Silvane collection whose label we will send to the buyer.
Caltanissetta Province, Sicily  Italy

Specimen size: 6.8 × 4.2 × 2.8 cm = 2.7” × 1.7” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 4.1 × 3.4 cm = 1.6” × 1.3”

Former collection of Josep Amigó (Silvane)




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Sulfur with Calcite
 

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

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

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

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of A. Mayor




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

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

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

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

Former collection of Pedro Goy. Number 166



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Canavesite with Pyrite
Canavesite with Pyrite  

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

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

Type locality

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani




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

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

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

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

Fluorescent short UV




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Anglesite
Anglesite  

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

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

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

Minor fluorescence long & short UV




Anglesite. Anglesite.
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Phosgenite
Phosgenite. Front
Front
Phosgenite. Side
Side
 

PA37AI5: Floater crystals with very well defined parallel growths, doubly terminated, with pinacoidal terminal faces, translucent, bright and with a brown color. An excellent Italian classic.
Monteponi Mine, Iglesias, Carbonia-Iglesias Province, Sardinia / Sardegna  Italy

Specimen size: 6.4 × 6.2 × 4.4 cm = 2.5” × 2.4” × 1.7”

Fluorescent long & short UV




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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, Cagliari Province, Sardinia/Sardegna  Italy

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




Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.
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Smithsonite after Calcite
Smithsonite after Calcite. Smithsonite after Calcite.
Smithsonite after Calcite.
Smithsonite after Calcite  

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

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

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

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani




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Hemimorphite with Aurichalcite and Quartz
Hemimorphite with Aurichalcite and Quartz  

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

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

Minor fluorescence short UV

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani




Hemimorphite with Aurichalcite and Quartz. Hemimorphite with Aurichalcite and Quartz.
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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, Carrara, Apuan Alps, Massa-Carrara Province, Tuscany  Italy

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

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

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani




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Vesuvianite with Chlorite
 

ED27AD8: Aggregate of short prismatic crystals on matrix, a lot of them doubly terminated, with very well defined faces and edges and very good terminations. The crystals are very bright, translucent and have an excellent color, intense and uniform. A little big Italian classic.
Bellecombe, Châtillon, Aosta Valley (Val d'Aosta)  Italy

Specimen size: 4.6 × 3.5 × 1.9 cm = 1.8” × 1.4” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.8 cm = 0.5” × 0.3”




Vesuvianite with Chlorite. Front
Front
Vesuvianite with Chlorite. Side
Side
Vesuvianite with Chlorite.
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Grossular (variety hessonite) with Chlorite
Grossular (variety hessonite) with Chlorite. Grossular (variety hessonite) with Chlorite.
Grossular (variety hessonite) with Chlorite.
 

DR37AC9: Druse, on matrix, of crystals showing a combination of trapezohedron, dodecahedron and cube faces. They are transparent, very bright, with a very vivid orange color and are partially coated by leafy aggregates of chlorite.
Val di Viù / Viù Valley, Lanzo Valleys, Torino Province, Piedmont (Piemonte)  Italy

Specimen size: 6.4 × 4.4 × 2.1 cm = 2.5” × 1.7” × 0.8”

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




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Andradite with Clinochlore
 

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

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

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

Former collection of Pedro Goy. Number 109



Andradite with Clinochlore. Andradite with Clinochlore.
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UNITED KINGDOM


Mimetite (variety campylite)
Mimetite (variety campylite). Mimetite (variety campylite).
Mimetite (variety campylite)  

EJ96AJ0: An excellent miniature of this classic Mimetite variety with well-defined and bright orange crystals on matrix.
The sample was in the Moutet collection at Marseille. With the sample we will send to the buyer a label from the prestigious Deyrolle collection, Paris.
Keswick, Allerdale District, former Cumberland, Cumbria  England, United Kingdom

Specimen size: 4.3 × 2.2 × 2.7 cm = 1.7” × 0.9” × 1.1”

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




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Pyromorphite with Baryte
 

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

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

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




Pyromorphite with Baryte. Pyromorphite with Baryte.
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Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite.
Pyromorphite  

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

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

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

Minor fluorescence short UV




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Pyromorphite with Quartz

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TX30W7: Well formed short prismatic crystals on matrix, many of them doubly terminated. They are bright and have a slightly greenish yellow color and are on small Quartz crystals. Excellent English classic.
Mexico Mine, Roughton Gill, Caldbeck Fells, former Cumberland, Cumbria  England, United Kingdom

Specimen size: 11.5 × 9.5 × 7.5 cm = 4.5” × 3.7” × 3.0”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.3 cm = 0.2” × 0.1”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV




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

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

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

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




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Calcite with iron oxide inclusions
Calcite with iron oxide inclusions  

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

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

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




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

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

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

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




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Harmotome with Calcite
 

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

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

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




Harmotome with Calcite. Harmotome with Calcite.
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Calcite
Calcite.
 

EL56AG5: Group of very sharp rhombohedral crystals with echeloned polycrystalline growths. They are translucent, with a clear cream color and with a second generation of white crystals with a tabular shape. The sample is from one of the most classic localities for a lot of carbonates.
Strontian, Lochaber, Argyll and Butte  Scotland, United Kingdom

Specimen size: 4.4 × 2.6 × 2.4 cm = 1.7” × 1.0” × 0.9”

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

Intense fluorescence short UV & fluorescent long UV




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Fluorite on Quartz
 

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

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

Fluorescent long UV




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

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

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

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

Very fluorescent long & short UV




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Fluorite
 

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

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

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

Very fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of A. Mayor




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

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

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

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

Former collection of A. Mayor

Fluorite fluorescent long & short UV




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Galena with Quartz
 

EA29Y8: Group of cubo-octahedral crystals with very well defined faces and edges and showing polycrystalline growths on the surfaces. They are on a matrix of Quartz crystals and partially coated by micro-crystalline aggregates of this same mineral. An excellent English classic, from a very well-known locality.
Blackdene Mine, Ireshopeburn, Weardale, North Pennines Orefield, County Durham  England, United Kingdom

Specimen size: 5.3 × 4 × 4.5 cm = 2.1” × 1.6” × 1.8”

Main crystal size: 3.6 × 3.3 cm = 1.4” × 1.3”




Galena with Quartz. Front
Front
Galena with Quartz. Rear
Rear
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Witherite
Witherite. Witherite.
Witherite  

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

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

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

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani




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Calcite with inclusions
Calcite with inclusions  

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

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

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

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani




Calcite with inclusions. Calcite with inclusions.
Calcite with inclusions.
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GREECE


Chromium-rich Lawsonite with Glaucophane
Chromium-rich Lawsonite with Glaucophane. Chromium-rich Lawsonite with Glaucophane.
 

MR46AJ0: Isolated and very well defined Lawsonite crystals, one of them clearly dominant, on a matrix crossed by a blue band of Glaucophane. Lawsonite is a rare sorosilicate that has, in this case, an unusual green color due to it’s being a chromian variety.
The sample is from the Carles Manresa collection whose label we will send to the buyer.
Marmari Cape, Grammata Bay, Syros Island, Cyclade Islands, Kykládes Prefecture, Aegean Islands Department (Aiyaíon)  Greece (2010)

Specimen size: 4.4 × 2.5 × 3 cm = 1.7” × 1.0” × 1.2”

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

Former collection of Carles Manresa


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Rhodochrosite with Calcite and Sphalerite
 

EY89Y3: A rhombohedral crystal, on matrix, with very well defined faces and edges and of very large size for the locality. The faces of the rhombohedron are partially coated by a columnar recrystallization of the same Rhodochrosite and minor Calcite. A classic of great quality.
Madem-Lakko Mine, Stratoni operations, Cassandra Mines, Chalkidiki Prefecture, Macedonia Department  Greece

Specimen size: 5 × 3.3 × 4.5 cm = 2.0” × 1.3” × 1.8”

Main crystal size: 3.3 × 2.4 cm = 1.3” × 0.9”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV




Rhodochrosite with Calcite and Sphalerite. Front
Front
Rhodochrosite with Calcite and Sphalerite. Side
Side
Rhodochrosite with Calcite and Sphalerite. Top
Top
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Rhodochrosite with Calcite
Rhodochrosite with Calcite. Front
Front
Rhodochrosite with Calcite. Rear
Rear
 

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

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

Former collection of Carles Manresa




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Rhodochrosite with Quartz and Pyrite
 

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

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




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

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

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

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




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Rhodochrosite with Quartz
 

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

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




Rhodochrosite with Quartz. Front
Front
Rhodochrosite with Quartz. Top
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Rhodochrosite with Quartz.
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Rhodochrosite with Calcite
Rhodochrosite with Calcite. Rhodochrosite with Calcite.
 

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

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

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV




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Smithsonite
 

MC47AI4: Efflorescent growths of curved scalenohedral crystals with an intense green color. A sample is different from most for this locality.
Sounion area, Lavrion Mining District, Attikí (Attica) Prefecture  Greece (±1985)

Specimen size: 12.2 × 9.5 × 2.8 cm = 4.8” × 3.7” × 1.1”

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




Smithsonite. Smithsonite.
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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 = 1.3” × 1.0” × 0.6”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV




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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 = 4.6” × 3.5” × 1.3”

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




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

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

Specimen size: 12.2 × 10.7 × 5.4 cm = 4.8” × 4.2” × 2.1”

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




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Azurite
 

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

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

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




Azurite. Azurite.
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Jarosite with Natrojarosite
Jarosite with Natrojarosite. Jarosite with Natrojarosite.
 

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

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

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




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Jarosite with Natrojarosite
 

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

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

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




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

ME14Z4: Druse of dark brown Jarosite crystals on matrix with reddish shades. They are translucent, very bright, have very well defined faces and edges and are partially coated by vivid yellow small Natrojarosite crystals and crusts.
Kamaritza Mines, Lavrion Mining District, Attikí (Attica) Prefecture  Greece (12/2013)

Specimen size: 5.5 × 4.2 × 2.6 cm = 2.2” × 1.7” × 1.0”

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




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Jarosite with Natrojarosite
 

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

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

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




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

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

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

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




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Scheelite with Chlorite
 

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

Specimen size: 3.5 × 2.2 × 1.4 cm = 1.4” × 0.9” × 0.6”

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

Extremely fluorescent short UV




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

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

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

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

Extremely fluorescent short UV




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Scheelite with Wollastonite, Epidote and Amphibole
 

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

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

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

Extremely fluorescent short UV




Scheelite with Wollastonite, Epidote and Amphibole. Scheelite with Wollastonite, Epidote and Amphibole.
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Linarite with Brochantite and Quartz
Linarite with Brochantite and Quartz. Linarite with Brochantite and Quartz.
 

EQ14Y7: A novelty at Munich 2013. Fan-like aggregates of very well defined and bright Linarite crystals with a vivid color. They are on a limonite matrix with Brochantite.
King Arthur Mine, Kirki Mines, Évros Prefecture, Thraki Department  Greece (03-04/2013)

Specimen size: 3.5 × 2.4 × 1.2 cm = 1.4” × 0.9” × 0.5”

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




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Linarite with Brochantite and Quartz
 

EJ36Y7: A novelty at Munich 2013. Fan-like growths of translucent and very bright Linarite crystals with a vivid color, on a limonite and Quartz matrix, with green Brochantite and Chalcopyrite.
King Arthur Mine, Kirki Mines, Évros Prefecture, Thraki Department  Greece (03-04/2013)

Specimen size: 5 × 3.3 × 2.9 cm = 2.0” × 1.3” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.1 cm = 0.2” × 0.0”




Linarite with Brochantite and Quartz. Linarite with Brochantite and Quartz.
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Linarite with Caledonite, Sphalerite, Quartz and Chalcopyrite
Linarite with Caledonite, Sphalerite, Quartz and Chalcopyrite. Linarite with Caledonite, Sphalerite, Quartz and Chalcopyrite.
 

EF66Y7: A novelty at Munich 2013. Fan-like growths of translucent and very bright Linarite crystals with a vivid color, on limonite and Quartz matrix, with clear blue Caledonite, green Brochantite, Sphalerite and Chalcopyrite.
The specimen has been reviewed, photographed and published as a new discovery in the magazine ‘‘Mineral Up’’ on page 46 in number 2014/1
King Arthur Mine, Kirki Mines, Évros Prefecture, Thraki Department  Greece (03-04/2013)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 3.6 × 2.9 cm = 2.5” × 1.4” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.1 cm = 0.4” × 0.0”




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Linarite with Cerussite, Brochantite and Quartz
 

EL16Y7: A novelty at Munich 2013. Fan-like growths of translucent and very bright Linarite crystals with a vivid color, on a limonite matrix, with Quartz and green Brochantite.
King Arthur Mine, Kirki Mines, Évros Prefecture, Thraki Department  Greece (03-04/2013)

Specimen size: 6.6 × 5.5 × 2.5 cm = 2.6” × 2.2” × 1.0”

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




Linarite with Cerussite, Brochantite and Quartz. Linarite with Cerussite, Brochantite and Quartz.
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Cuprian Adamite from Lavrion

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

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

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




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Cuprian Adamite
 

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

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

Minor fluorescence long & short UV




Cuprian Adamite. Cuprian Adamite.
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Cuprian Adamite
Cuprian Adamite. Cuprian Adamite.
 

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 = 2.1” × 1.5” × 1.5”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV




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Cuprian Adamite
 

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

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

Minor fluorescence long & short UV




Cuprian Adamite. Cuprian Adamite.
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FRANCE


Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.
 

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

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

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




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Pyromorphite with Baryte
 

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

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




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

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

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

Former collection of Paul Zerfass



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Pyromorphite
 

NB89AH2: Arborescent growths of prismatic crystals with hopper terminations. They have the deep green color that made the Pyromorphite from this locality famous. A French classic, with an excellent quality.
Mine des Farges (Les Farges Mine), Ussel, Corrèze, Nouvelle-Aquitaine  France

Specimen size: 4.1 × 3.6 × 2.9 cm = 1.6” × 1.4” × 1.1”

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




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

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

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

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




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Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite  

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

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

Former collection of Gilles Emringer




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

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

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

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




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Pyromorphite with Baryte
 

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

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

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




Pyromorphite with Baryte. Pyromorphite with Baryte.
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Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Quartz
Quartz. Quartz.
Quartz.
Quartz  

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

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

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

Former collection of Jean-Pierre Gilian



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Azurite
Azurite  

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

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

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

Former collection of Carles Curto




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

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

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

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

Type locality




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Azurite with Malachite after Cuprite
 

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

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

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

Type locality




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

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

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

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

Type locality




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Azurite with Malachite
 

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

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

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

Type locality




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

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

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

Type locality




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Doubly terminated Azurite
 

ED48AF6: A complete, very aerial floater aggregate of sharp, vividly colored, rhombohedral Azurite crystals. The sample is from recent and surprising finds on the old dumps area at Chessy.
Chessy-les-Mines, Les Bois d'Oingt, Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (2015)

Specimen size: 3.6 × 2.4 × 1.6 cm = 1.4” × 0.9” × 0.6”

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

Type locality




Doubly terminated Azurite. Front
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Doubly terminated Azurite. Rear
Rear
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Azurite
Azurite. Azurite.
 

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

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

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

Type locality




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Azurite
 

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

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

Type locality




Azurite. Front
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Azurite. Rear
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Azurite
Azurite. Azurite.
 

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

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

Type locality




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Azurite with Malachite
 

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

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

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

Type locality




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

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

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

Type locality




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Azurite
 

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

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

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

Type locality




Azurite. Azurite.
Azurite.
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Azurite with Malachite
Azurite with Malachite. Front
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Azurite with Malachite. Close-up
Close-up
Azurite with Malachite. Rear
Rear
 

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

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

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

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Malachite after Cuprite
Malachite after Cuprite  

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

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

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




Malachite after Cuprite. Front
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Malachite after Cuprite. Side
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Malachite after Cuprite with Azurite
Malachite after Cuprite with Azurite. Front
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Malachite after Cuprite with Azurite. Side
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Malachite after Cuprite with Azurite.
 

EJ47AE5: Classic aggregate of Malachite crystals pseudomorphous after Cuprite. They have an octahedral shape beveled by the dodecahedron and are on a matrix of tabular Azurite crystals.
Chessy-les-Mines, Les Bois d'Oingt, Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (2010)

Specimen size: 2.6 × 1.9 × 1.5 cm = 1.0” × 0.7” × 0.6”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 1 cm = 0.6” × 0.4”

Azurite Type Locality



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Azurite with Malachite after Cuprite
 

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

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

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

Type locality




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

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

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

Fluorescent long & short UV




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Cerussite
 

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

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

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

Fluorescent long & short UV




Cerussite. Front
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Cerussite. Rear
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Cerussite
Cerussite.
 

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

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

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

Minor fluorescence short UV




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Octahedral Fluorite with Albite
 

EB52R3: Parallel growth of very sharp octahedral crystals, with very smooth faces, translucent and of an excellent color, very uniform and with mauve shades. The group, much more complete and aerial than usual, is on a matrix of Albite.
La Combe de la Selle, Saint-Christophe-en-Oisans, Le Bourg d'Oisans Comune, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (2009)

Specimen size: 4.2 × 3.2 × 2.6 cm = 1.7” × 1.3” × 1.0”

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




Octahedral Fluorite with Albite. Front
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Octahedral Fluorite with Albite. Side
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Quartz (variety faden)
Quartz (variety faden).
 

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

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




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Quartz (variety faden)
 

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

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




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Wulfenite on Baryte
Wulfenite on Baryte. Wulfenite on Baryte.
 

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

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

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




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Bourgogne-Franche-Comté

Baryte
Baryte  

EX74AG7: Aggregate of very sharp Baryte crystals, translucent, bright and with an intense color.
A sample of great quality from the Christophe Marot collection (cat. nr. C5-1), on whose label that we’ll send to the buyer is that is was acquired from the Frederic Delporte collection.
Maine Mine, Les Reclesnes, Cordesse, Lucenay-l'Évêque, Autun District, Saône-et-Loire, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté  France

Specimen size: 12.8 × 12 × 7 cm = 5.0” × 4.7” × 2.8”

Main crystal size: 3.5 × 1 cm = 1.4” × 0.4”

Former collection of Christophe Marot




Baryte. Front
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Baryte. Side
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Baryte.
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Brittany/Bretagne

Gold with Quartz
Gold with Quartz. Front
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Gold with Quartz. Rear
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Gold with Quartz. Side
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MR30AI5: A kind of novelty at Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2018, where this Gold appeared to the collectible trade for the first time. It forms very bright laminar growths and coatings on an aggregate of Quartz crystals very much more defined than usual for the locality. The locality, as is usual for a lot of novelties, is approximate and generic, so we are waiting for some more precise data.
Loudéac, Saint-Brieuc, Côtes-d'Armor, Brittany/Bretagne  France

Specimen size: 2.5 × 1.1 × 1.1 cm = 1.0” × 0.4” × 0.4”

Weight: 4.1 grams



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Gold with Quartz
 

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

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

Weight: 9.8 grams



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

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

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




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Centre-Val de Loire

Cerussite
 

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

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

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

Fluorescent short UV




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

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

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

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

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV




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Fluorite with Baryte
Fluorite with Baryte  

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

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

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

Former collection of Christophe Marot

Minor fluorescence short UV




Fluorite with Baryte. Front
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Fluorite with Baryte. Light behind
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Fluorite with Baryte.
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Occitanie

Allanite-(Ce) with Hydroxylbastnäsite-(Ce) and Dolomite
Allanite-(Ce) with Hydroxylbastnäsite-(Ce) and Dolomite. Allanite-(Ce) with Hydroxylbastnäsite-(Ce) and Dolomite.
 

EL90AI8: Parallel growth of two crystals of Allanite-(Ce) on Calcite matrix with a good length, very well defined faces and edges, translucent, very bright, with a very intense and deep color and with small Hydroxylbastnäsite-(Ce)crystals related. A French classic.
Trimouns Mine, Luzenac, Ariège, Occitanie  France

Specimen size: 6.8 × 4 × 4.4 cm = 2.7” × 1.6” × 1.7”

Main crystal size: 2.3 × 0.3 cm = 0.9” × 0.1”




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Monazite-(Ce) on Dolomite
 

MT56AG9: Aggregate of three small, very well defined, transparent and bright Monazite-Ce crystals. They have a vivid and uniform yellow color and are implanted on a matrix with white rhombohedral Dolomite crystals.
Trimouns Mine, Luzenac, Ariège, Occitanie  France

Specimen size: 5.3 × 3.2 × 3.6 cm = 2.1” × 1.3” × 1.4”

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




Monazite-(Ce) on Dolomite. Monazite-(Ce) on Dolomite.
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Tetrahedrite with Chalcopyrite and Quartz
Tetrahedrite with Chalcopyrite and Quartz. Tetrahedrite with Chalcopyrite and Quartz.
 

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

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

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




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Tetrahedrite with Chalcopyrite and Quartz
 

EM96W7: From a very recent find. Sharp tristetrahedral crystals with an excellent luster and they are larger that has been known for the locality. They are on matrix, with Chalcopyrite and Quartz crystals. The find has been described in number 107 of ‘Le Règne Minéral’ magazine.
Lina Mine, level 06-07, Alzen, Foix, Ariège, Occitanie  France (2012)

Specimen size: 6.8 × 5.3 × 2 cm = 2.7” × 2.1” × 0.8”

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




Tetrahedrite with Chalcopyrite and Quartz. Tetrahedrite with Chalcopyrite and Quartz.
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Tetrahedrite with Chalcopyrite and Quartz
Tetrahedrite with Chalcopyrite and Quartz. Tetrahedrite with Chalcopyrite and Quartz.
 

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

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

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




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Fluorite with Baryte and Quartz
 

MT56AI7: A novelty at Munich 2018. Group of very sharp cubic Fluorite crystals between transparent and translucent, extraordinarily bright with a very vivid golden yellow color and partially coated by small Quartz crystals with groups of white Baryte crystals. By their color, size and luster they are probably among the best French Fluorites.
Four de Cluzel Mine, Peyrebrune area, Montredon-Labessonnié, Le Haut Dadou, Castres, Tarn, Occitanie  France (04-08/2018)

Specimen size: 12.6 × 10.8 × 4.6 cm = 5.0” × 4.3” × 1.8”

Main crystal size: 5.6 × 5.5 cm = 2.2” × 2.2”

Fluorescent long & short UV




Fluorite with Baryte and Quartz.
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Fluorite with Quartz
Fluorite with Quartz. Front
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Fluorite with Quartz. Light behind
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Fluorite with Quartz. Side
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Fluorite with Quartz. Light behind
Light behind
 

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

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

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

Minor fluorescence long & short UV




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Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite  

NF76AI0: Radial aggregates and fan-like growths of acicular Pyromorphite crystals on matrix. They are very bright and have a very intense and uniform color. An European classic seen only from old collections.
Saint-Salvy Mine, Saint-Salvy-de-la-Balme, Tarn, Occitanie  France

Specimen size: 4.8 × 2.6 × 1.9 cm = 1.9” × 1.0” × 0.7”




Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.
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Azurite with Malachite, Quartz and Hematite
Azurite with Malachite, Quartz and Hematite. Azurite with Malachite, Quartz and Hematite.
Azurite with Malachite, Quartz and Hematite  

SP87AC0: Double rosette growth of flattened Azurite crystals. They are very bright, have a very deep color and are on a Quartz matrix, with botryoidal Hematite and Malachite coatings with a pale green color. As is the case with so many specimens in this collection, the sample is of great quality for the locality.
Le Moulinal Mine, Saint-Jean-de-Jeannes, Alban, Tarn, Occitanie  France (2003)

Specimen size: 7 × 4.3 × 2.9 cm = 2.8” × 1.7” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.8 cm = 0.5” × 0.3”

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani




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