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GERMANY


Pyrargyrite
Pyrargyrite.
Pyrargyrite  

MC38AK7: Free standing group of prismatic crystals, very sharp, with excellent terminals faces, and very brilliant.
This specimen, from a classic German locality, comes from the collection of Thomas P. Moore, whose label we will send to the buyer.
Freiberg District, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony/Sachsen  Germany

Specimen size: 2.5 × 1.3 × 1.7 cm = 1.0” × 0.5” × 0.7”

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

Former collection of Thomas P. Moore


Euro:280 / US$308 / Yen:33810 / AUD$454

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Stephanite
 

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

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

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




Stephanite. Stephanite.
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Galena
Galena. Front
Front
Galena. Side
Side
 

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

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

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




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Nickeline
 

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 = 0.9” × 0.7” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.3 cm = 0.2” × 0.1”


Euro:150 / US$165 / Yen:17760 / AUD$242

Nickeline. Front
Front
Nickeline. Rear
Rear
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Silver on Arsenic
Silver on Arsenic. Front
Front
Silver on Arsenic. Top
Top
Silver on Arsenic.
 

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

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

Former collection of José Luis Vallecillo




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Bismuth with Calcite
Bismuth with Calcite  

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

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

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

Ex colección Frank Keutsch




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

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

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

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

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani




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Crocoite
 

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

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

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

Former collection of Tim Welting



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

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

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

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

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




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Bournonite
Bournonite  

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

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

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

Former collection of Thomas P. Moore




Bournonite.
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Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.
 

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

Specimen size: 5 × 3.8 × 4 cm = 2.0” × 1.5” × 1.6”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.5 cm = 0.3” × 0.2”




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Pyromorphite with Quartz
 

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

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

Fluorescent long & short UV




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

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

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

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

Minor fluorescence short UV




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Dolomite with Chalcopyrite and Quartz
Dolomite with Chalcopyrite and Quartz  

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

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

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

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani




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

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

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

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

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani




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Antimony
Antimony  

TV37AH4: Very aerial growth of very bright and extraordinarily well defined native Antimony crystals. The sample was analyzed by Dr. Frank Keutsch, currently one of the best experts on sulphides and native elements. We’ll send to the buyer a copy of Dr. Keutsch’s label.
St. Andreasberg mining area, Goslar District, Harz, Lower Saxony/Niedersachsen  Germany

Specimen size: 1.2 × 0.9 × 0.6 cm = 0.5” × 0.4” × 0.2”

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




Antimony. Front
Front
Antimony. Rear
Rear
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Calcite
Calcite. Front
Front
Calcite. Rear
Rear
Calcite. Top
Top
Calcite  

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

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

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

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani




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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 = 6.2” × 4.8” × 1.8”

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

Minor fluorescence long & short UV




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

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

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

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




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Galena
 

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

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

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




Galena.
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FRANCE


Occitanie

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

TG89AK7: Group of very sharp, transparent, thin platy Hydroxylbastnäsite crystals, lustrous, intense and uniform caramel color, on a matrix of white rhombohedral Dolomite
A French classic from the collection of Anna and Danilo Rolando (No. 9606) whose label we will send to the buyer.
Trimouns Mine, Luzenac, Ariège, Occitanie  France

Specimen size: 5 × 3.6 × 5.6 cm = 2.0” × 1.4” × 2.2”

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




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Hydroxylbastnäsite-(Ce) and Dolomite
 

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

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

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




Hydroxylbastnäsite-(Ce) and Dolomite. Hydroxylbastnäsite-(Ce) and Dolomite.
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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.
The specimen has been photographed and published in the magazine ‘Paragénesis’, number 01/2019, page 72
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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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”




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.
 

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”




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Tetrahedrite with Chalcopyrite and Quartz
 

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

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

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




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

TR97AK4: Druze of unusually well formed Chalcopyrite crystals for the deposit, with very bright polycrystalline growths. They exhibit a lively iridescence, are on matrix and partially covered with small transparent crystals of Quartz.
Le Burc Mine, Alban-Le Fraysse area, Tarn, Occitanie  France

Specimen size: 8.8 × 6.5 × 4.5 cm = 3.5” × 2.6” × 1.8”




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Fluorite with Quartz
 

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




Fluorite with Quartz. Front
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Fluorite with Quartz. Light behind
Light behind
Fluorite with Quartz. Side
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Fluorite with Quartz. Light behind
Light behind
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Azurite with Chalcopyrite and Malachite
Azurite with Chalcopyrite and Malachite. Azurite with Chalcopyrite and Malachite.
Azurite with Chalcopyrite and Malachite  

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

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

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

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani




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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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Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.
 

EC27AI5: Druse, on matrix, of globular aggregates formed by small crystals that are unusually well defined for the locality, more evident on the aggregates at the bottom of the sample.
Mine La Vidale area, Asprières, St. Martin de Bouillac, Aveyron, Occitanie  France

Specimen size: 4.4 × 3.7 × 2.7 cm = 1.7” × 1.5” × 1.1”

Minor fluorescence short UV




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Pyromorphite with Quartz
 

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

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

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




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

ET94AK3: Group of well developed Pyromorphite crystals, with very curved faces and edges, bright greenish yellow, free standing, on a Quartz matrix. The specimen is big for this deposit.
Mine La Vidale area, Asprières, St. Martin de Bouillac, Aveyron, Occitanie  France (05/2017)

Specimen size: 16 × 11.4 × 4.7 cm = 6.3” × 4.5” × 1.9”

Minor fluorescence short UV




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Calcite
 

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

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

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




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

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

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

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

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani




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Calcite
Calcite  

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

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

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

Minor fluorescence short UV

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani




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

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

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

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

Former collection of Christophe Marot

Fluorescent long & short UV




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Calcite
Calcite  

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

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

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

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani




Calcite. Calcite.
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Fluorite
Fluorite. Fluorite.
Fluorite  

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

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

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

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Gilles Emringer



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Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Malachite after Cuprite
 

TP99AK7: Floater intergrowth of octahedral crystals of Malachite pseudomorphic after Cuprite, very well shaped and larger than usual. A French classic of high quality.
Chessy-les-Mines, Les Bois d'Oingt, Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France

Specimen size: 2.7 × 2.6 × 2.3 cm = 1.1” × 1.0” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 1 cm = 0.5” × 0.4”




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

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

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




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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”

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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”

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Azurite
 

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”

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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”

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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”

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Azurite with Malachite after Cuprite
Azurite with Malachite after Cuprite. 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”

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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




Azurite. Azurite.
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Azurite with Malachite after Cuprite
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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”

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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”

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Azurite with Malachite. 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”

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Azurite
 

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”

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Azurite with Malachite after Cuprite
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Azurite with Malachite after Cuprite.
 

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

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

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

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Azurite with Malachite after Azurite
 

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

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

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

Former collection of Philippe Morelon




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

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

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

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

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Azurite with Malachite
 

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

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

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

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Quartz with Chlorite inclusions
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NC14AK5: From a collection displayed for the first time at Munich 2019: Group of very sharp Quartz crystals with visible Dauphine-law twinning, transparent, brilliant, and rich in Chlorite inclusions.
The sample is from the Miguel David Martínez collection (No. 78), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Vallée de la Maurienne, Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (1999)

Specimen size: 6 × 2.7 × 3.4 cm = 2.4” × 1.1” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 5.7 × 1 cm = 2.2” × 0.4”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez




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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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Quartz. Quartz.
 

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

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

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

Former collection of Philippe Morelon




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Siderite with Quartz
 

LM94AK4: Group of flattened lenticular crystals of Siderite, translucent, bright and of uniform brown color, on matrix, with small water-clear crystals of Quartz. An excellent French classic from the Philippe Morelon collection (No. 362), whose label we will send to the buyer.
La Mure coal Mines, La Mure, Matheysine-Trièves, Grenoble, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (±1994)

Specimen size: 18.4 × 7.2 × 4.4 cm = 7.2” × 2.8” × 1.7”

Main crystal size: 3.5 × 2.4 cm = 1.4” × 0.9”

Former collection of Philippe Morelon




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

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

Former collection of Philippe Morelon




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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”




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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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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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Cerussite
Cerussite. Front
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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”

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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




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Cerussite.
 

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

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

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

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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

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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




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Brittany/Bretagne

Gold with Quartz
 

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

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




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Gold with Quartz. Front
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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



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Gold with Quartz
 

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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Centre-Val de Loire

Fluorite with inclusions
Fluorite with inclusions. Fluorite with inclusions.
 

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

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

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

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Philippe Morelon




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Fluorite with Baryte
Fluorite with Baryte  

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

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

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

Former collection of Christophe Marot

Minor fluorescence short UV




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

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

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

Fluorescent short UV




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Cerussite
 

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

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

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

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV




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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.
Des Farges Mine (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 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.
Des Farges Mine (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”




Pyromorphite with Quartz. Pyromorphite with Quartz.
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Pyromorphite with Quartz and Baryte
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Pyromorphite with Quartz and Baryte.
 

EH98AK1: Pyromorphite crystals with a very intense and vivid color, translucent, bright and on a Baryte matrix coated by small white Quartz crystals. A French classic, different from the usual.
Des Farges Mine (Les Farges Mine), Ussel, Corrèze, Nouvelle-Aquitaine  France

Specimen size: 5.7 × 4.1 × 4 cm = 2.2” × 1.6” × 1.6”

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

Minor fluorescence long & short UV




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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.
Des Farges Mine (Les Farges Mine), Ussel, Corrèze, Nouvelle-Aquitaine  France

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




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Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite. Front
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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.
Des Farges Mine (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 with Quartz
 

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

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

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

Former collection of Philippe Morelon




Pyromorphite with Quartz. Front
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Pyromorphite with Quartz.
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Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite. 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.
Des Farges Mine (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




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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.
Des Farges Mine (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”




Pyromorphite with Quartz. Pyromorphite with Quartz.
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Pyromorphite with Baryte
Pyromorphite with Baryte. 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.
Des Farges Mine (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”




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Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Quartz (variety smoky)
 

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

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




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AUSTRIA


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

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

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

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

Fluorescent short UV

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Epidote with Albite
 

EF48AE4: Very aerial parallel aggregate of very sharp crystals, between transparent and translucent, extraordinarily bright and with a deep an intense color, typical of this classic Austrian locality. A miniature of great quality.
Knappenwand area, Untersulzbach Valley, Hohe Tauern, Salzburg  Austria (2007)

Specimen size: 3.7 × 2.6 × 2.1 cm = 1.5” × 1.0” × 0.8”

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




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Dolomite
Dolomite. Dolomite.
Dolomite  

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

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

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

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani




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BELGIUM


Calcite
Calcite  

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

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

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

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani




Calcite. Calcite.
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BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA


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

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

Specimen size: 2.6 × 1.9 × 2.2 cm = 1.0” × 0.7” × 0.9”




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BULGARIA


Sphalerite (variety cleiophane) with Calcite
 

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

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

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




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

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

Specimen size: 9.6 × 6.8 × 2.6 cm = 3.8” × 2.7” × 1.0”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 1.5 cm = 0.7” × 0.6”




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Pyromorphite with Quartz
 

TA36V8: From an old and abandoned Bulgarian locality, these individual brown crystals of Pyromorphite look nice perched on the white Quartz matrix.
Something unusual and with some beauty too.
Pcheloyad Mine, level 200, Momchilgrad Obshtina, Kardzhali Oblast  Bulgaria

Specimen size: 3.8 × 3.6 × 1.9 cm = 1.5” × 1.4” × 0.7”

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




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

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

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




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Pyromorphite with Quartz
 

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

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

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

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




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

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

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

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




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Pyromorphite with Quartz
 

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

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

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




Pyromorphite with Quartz. Pyromorphite with Quartz.
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CZECH REPUBLIC


Montroseite
Montroseite. Montroseite.
 

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

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

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




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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 = 3.3” × 2.1” × 1.2”

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




Copper (neoformed). Front
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Copper (neoformed).
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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 = 3.5” × 1.8” × 1.3”

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




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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 = 4.8” × 2.8” × 1.4”

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




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

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

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

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

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani

Intense fluorescence short UV & fluorescent long UV




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DENMARK


Thomsenolite, Pachnolite, Ralstonite, Siderite and Pyrite
 

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

Specimen size: 6.4 × 4.6 × 3.8 cm = 2.5” × 1.8” × 1.5”

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

Former collection of Claus Hedegaard




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


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 = 1.1” × 0.8” × 0.6”

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

Former collection of Leif Engman



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GREECE


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, Thraki Department  Greece (03-04/2013)

Specimen size: 3.8 × 3.2 × 3.1 cm = 1.5” × 1.3” × 1.2”

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




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

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

Specimen size: 4.5 × 2.7 × 1.1 cm = 1.8” × 1.1” × 0.4”

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




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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, Thraki Department  Greece (03-04/2013)

Specimen size: 4.6 × 3.6 × 4.4 cm = 1.8” × 1.4” × 1.7”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.1 cm = 0.3” × 0.0”




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, Thraki Department  Greece (03-04/2013)

Specimen size: 5 × 3.4 × 3 cm = 2.0” × 1.3” × 1.2”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.1 cm = 0.3” × 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
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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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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 = 2.4” × 2.0” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.6 cm = 0.4” × 0.2”




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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




Fluorite with Smithsonite. Fluorite with Smithsonite.
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Azurite
Azurite. Azurite.
 

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

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

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




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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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Jarosite with Natrojarosite
 

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

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

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




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

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

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

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




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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”




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




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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”




Jarosite with Natrojarosite. Jarosite with Natrojarosite.
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Rhodochrosite with Calcite
Rhodochrosite with Calcite.
 

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

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




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Rhodochrosite with Arsenopyrite
 

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

Specimen size: 5.2 × 2.7 × 3.2 cm = 2.0” × 1.1” × 1.3”

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




Rhodochrosite with Arsenopyrite. Rhodochrosite with Arsenopyrite.
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Rhodochrosite with Calcite
Rhodochrosite with Calcite. Front
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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
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Rhodochrosite with Quartz. Top
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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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Cuprian Adamite from Lavrion

Cuprian Adamite with Smithsonite
 

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

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




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

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

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

Minor fluorescence long & short UV




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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




Cuprian Adamite. Cuprian Adamite.
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Cuprian Adamite
Cuprian Adamite. 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




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HUNGARY


Malachite xx
 

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

Specimen size: 4.5 × 4 × 3.4 cm = 1.8” × 1.6” × 1.3”

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




Malachite xx. Front
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Opal (variety hyalite)
Opal (variety hyalite). Opal (variety hyalite).
 

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

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

Intense fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV




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Opal (variety hyalite) with Aragonite
 

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

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

Intense fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV




Opal (variety hyalite) with Aragonite. Opal (variety hyalite) with Aragonite.
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Opal (variety hyalite) on Aragonite
Opal (variety hyalite) on Aragonite. 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 = 3.3” × 2.2” × 1.7”

Intense fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV




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ITALY


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, Carbonia-Iglesias Province, Sardinia / Sardegna  Italy

Specimen size: 6 × 5.4 × 2.4 cm = 2.4” × 2.1” × 0.9”

Extremely fluorescent long & short UV




Phosgenite. Front
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Anglesite
Anglesite. Anglesite.
Anglesite  

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

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

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

Minor fluorescence long & short UV




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Cerussite
 

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




Cerussite. Cerussite.
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Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.
 

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

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




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Smithsonite after Calcite
Smithsonite after Calcite  

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

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

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

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani




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

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

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

Minor fluorescence short UV

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani




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Vesuvianite
Vesuvianite  

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

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

Main crystal size: 1.9 × 0.8 cm = 0.7” × 0.3”

Former collection of Carlos Prieto Paramio




Vesuvianite. Front
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Vesuvianite. Top
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Celestine with Sulfur
Celestine with Sulfur. Celestine with Sulfur.
 

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

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

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 0.6 cm = 0.6”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Carles Manresa




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Celestine with Sulfur
 

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

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

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

Former collection of Pedro Goy. Number 166



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




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Dolomite with Calcite
Dolomite with Calcite  

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

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

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

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani




Dolomite with Calcite. Dolomite with Calcite.
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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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KOSOVO


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

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

Specimen size: 4.1 × 3.9 × 2.5 cm = 1.6” × 1.5” × 1.0”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV




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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 = 4.5” × 3.1” × 2.2”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV




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

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 = 6.9” × 4.4” × 3.0”




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Pyrite with Calcite
 

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

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

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

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV




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

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

Specimen size: 8.7 × 7.3 × 4 cm = 3.4” × 2.9” × 1.6”




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Pyrite with Calcite
 

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

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

Fluorescent long & short UV




Pyrite with Calcite. Pyrite with Calcite.
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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 = 3.8” × 1.8” × 1.1”

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




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Calcite with Pyrite
 

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

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

Calcite minor fluorescence long & short UV



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

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

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

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

Fluorescent long & short UV




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Sphalerite with Rhodochrosite, Pyrite, Galena and Arsenopyrite
 

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

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

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




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

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

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

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




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Sphalerite with Calcite and Pyrite
 

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

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

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




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

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

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

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




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NORWAY


Silver with Calcite
Silver with Calcite  

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

Specimen size: 3.6 × 1.6 × 1.3 cm = 1.4” × 0.6” × 0.5”




Silver with Calcite. Front
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Silver
Silver. Front
Front
Silver. Rear
Rear
 

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

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

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




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POLAND


Celestine with Sulfur
 

AR96Q6: Very transparent and bright honey-colored elongated prismatic crystals of Celestine with curvatures and acute terminations and on a base very rich in native Sulfur. The piece is not perfect, having some broken crystals, but its esthetics are very good.
Machów Mine, Tarnobrzeg, Podkarpackie  Poland

Specimen size: 8.4 × 5.4 × 4.6 cm = 3.3” × 2.1” × 1.8”

Main crystal size: 3.2 × 0.6 cm = 1.3” × 0.2”

Very fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Josep Amigó (Silvane)



Celestine with Sulfur. Celestine with Sulfur.
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SLOVAK REPUBLIC


Azurite with Malachite
Azurite with Malachite. Azurite with Malachite.
 

ET11AI4: Druse, on matrix, of very sharp Azurite crystals that are very bright and have an extraordinary very vivid color. Among the best known for this mine.
Špania Dolina (Herrengrund), Banská Bystrica, Banská Bystrica Region  Slovak Republic (05/2017)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 3.8 × 1.7 cm = 2.5” × 1.5” × 0.7”




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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 = 3.4” × 1.8” × 0.7”

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




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

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

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

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




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Azurite with Malachite
 

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

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

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




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

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

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

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




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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 = 2.9” × 1.6” × 0.4”

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

Former collection of Jordi Vilallonga




Langite. Langite.
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Libethenite with Dolomite
Libethenite with Dolomite. Libethenite with Dolomite.
 

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

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

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

Type locality




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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 = 3.1” × 2.1” × 1.8”

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




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

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

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

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

Type locality




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Quartz with Fe-Mn oxides
 

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

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

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




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

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

Specimen size: 11.5 × 6 × 4 cm = 4.5” × 2.4” × 1.6”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.3 cm = 0.4” × 0.1”




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Quartz
 

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

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

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




Quartz. Front
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SLOVENIA


Wulfenite
Wulfenite. Wulfenite.
 

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

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

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

Former collection Caroline Martaud (Wulfenites)




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SWEDEN


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 Långban.
Garpenberg Norra Mine, Garpenberg, Hedemora, Dalarna  Sweden (2011)

Specimen size: 4.7 × 2.9 × 2.3 cm = 1.9” × 1.1” × 0.9”




Lead with Garnet. Lead with Garnet.
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SWITZERLAND


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 = 1.8” × 1.5” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.6 cm = 0.8” × 0.6”




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Hematite with smoky Quartz
 

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

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

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




Hematite with smoky Quartz.
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Hematite with Rutile
Hematite with Rutile. Hematite with Rutile.
 

MN17X2: Aggregate of platy crystals of Hematite. They are very sharp, bright, with epitaxial growths of red rutile crystals, and are on matrix. A Swiss classic.
Cavradi, Curnera Valley, Tujetsch (Tavetsch), Vorderrhein Valley, Grischun (Grisons; Graubünden)  Switzerland

Specimen size: 5.2 × 2.7 × 2.3 cm = 2.0” × 1.1” × 0.9”

Former collection of Uwe Niemeyer




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Quartz (variety smoky) with Hematite inclusions
 

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

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




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

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

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

Former collection of A. Mayor

Minor fluorescence short UV




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TURKEY


Colemanite
 

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

Specimen size: 11.2 × 9 × 6.5 cm = 4.4” × 3.5” × 2.6”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 1.3 cm = 0.5” × 0.5”

Former collection of Pedro Goy. Number 163

Very fluorescent and phosphorescent



Colemanite. Colemanite.
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UKRAINE


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

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

Specimen size: 6.7 × 4.9 × 3.6 cm = 2.6” × 1.9” × 1.4”

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 = 2.4” × 0.8” × 0.6”




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


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

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

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

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

Former collection of Carlos Prieto Paramio




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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 = 1.7” × 1.4” × 1.3”




Bornite. Front
Front
Bornite. Rear
Rear
Bornite.
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Olivenite
Olivenite. Olivenite.
Olivenite.
 

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

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

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




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Cuprite with Calcite
 

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

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

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




Cuprite with Calcite. Cuprite with Calcite.
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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
Pyromorphite  

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

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

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

Minor fluorescence short UV




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

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

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

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




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Hematite with Quartz
 

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

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

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




Hematite with Quartz. Hematite with Quartz.
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Calcite with iron oxide inclusions
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.
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”




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Calcite
 

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

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

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




Calcite. Front
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Calcite. Side
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Calcite.
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Fluorite on Quartz
Fluorite on Quartz.
Fluorite on Quartz.
 

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

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

Fluorescent long UV




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Fluorite and Chalcopyrite
 

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

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

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

Very fluorescent long & short UV




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

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

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

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

Fluorescent long & short UV




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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.
Order
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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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.
Order
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




Order
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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