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


THE CARLES CURTO COLLECTION


Datolite with Prehnite
Datolite with Prehnite.
Datolite with Prehnite  

CR11AI3: Two very sharp and aerial Datolite crystals, almost complete, translucent, very bright and on matrix with Stilbite-Ca and spherulitic Prehnite growths. An old American classic.
Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts  USA

Specimen size: 4 × 2.8 × 2.7 cm = 1.6” × 1.1” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 1 cm = 0.7” × 0.4”

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Cyanotrichite
Cyanotrichite  

CT11AI3: Interstitial growths, in a clayey matrix, of feltered aggregates, with a silky luster, of capillary Cyanotrichite with a very intense color.
Copper Mountain Mine, Morenci, Copper Mountain District, Shannon Mountains, Greenlee County, Arizona  USA

Specimen size: 4.2 × 2.3 × 2.3 cm = 1.7” × 0.9” × 0.9”

Former collection of Carles Curto




Cyanotrichite.
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Inesite
Inesite. Inesite.
Inesite  

CT96AI3: Groups of Inesite crystals with very well defined simple forms, bright and with a very intense pink color, on a matrix of the same Inesite with minor Calcite. The locality is an American classic for the species. The sample is from a J. Fabre exchange with the collection of duplicates of Joaquín Folch in the year 1987, when this collection was not well known under this name.
Hale Creek Mine, Mad River Rock, Coastal Range, Trinity County, California  USA (1973)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 4 × 3.5 cm = 2.5” × 1.6” × 1.4”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.4 cm = 0.5” × 0.2”

Former collection of Carles Curto




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Cassiterite
Cassiterite  

CA12AI3: Round mass of Cassisterite that is brownish yellow with stripes of darker color and very well defined concentric growth (the so called “wood tin” variety). An old Mexican classic.
Encarnación de Díaz, Altos Norte Region, Jalisco  Mexico

Specimen size: 2.8 × 2.6 × 1.6 cm = 1.1” × 1.0” × 0.6”

Former collection of Carles Curto




Cassiterite. Front
Front
Cassiterite. Rear
Rear
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Adamite
Adamite.
Adamite  

CC76AI3: Fan-like growths on limonite matrix of Adamite crystals with very well defined faces and edges, very bright and with a very intense yellow color.
Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico

Specimen size: 3.9 × 3.9 × 1.7 cm = 1.5” × 1.5” × 0.7”

Very fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Carles Curto




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Arsenopyrite
Arsenopyrite  

CM76AI3: Floater druse of sharp bright crystals with simple forms and excellent terminal faces. The samples of Arsenopyrite from Concepción del Oro, relatively common some time ago, are currently very rare.
Bonanza Mine, Concepción del Oro, Municipio Concepción del Oro, Zacatecas  Mexico

Specimen size: 5.8 × 5.1 × 3.7 cm = 2.3” × 2.0” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.7 cm = 0.5” × 0.3”

Former collection of Carles Curto




Arsenopyrite. Arsenopyrite.
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Copper
Copper. Front
Front
Copper. Rear
Rear
Copper.
Copper  

CP11AI3: Arborescent growth with deformed crystals in some areas on the sample and well developed crystals with very well defined faces in others. With good color and luster, something not so usual with such samples.
Boinás Este, 360 Bench, Boinás, Belmonte de Miranda, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (20/12/2001)

Specimen size: 5.1 × 3.5 × 1.7 cm = 2.0” × 1.4” × 0.7”

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

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Calcite (variety cobaltoan)
Calcite (variety cobaltoan)  

CM12AI3: A matrix coated by Calcite (cobalt-rich variety) with an aspect clearly more crystalline than usual for the locality (a result, perhaps, of further recrystallization) and with a very intense color.
Solita Mine, Peramea, Baix Pallars, Comarca Pallars Sobirà, Lleida / Lérida, Catalonia  Spain

Specimen size: 6.2 × 5.8 × 1.9 cm = 2.4” × 2.3” × 0.7”

Former collection of Carles Curto




Calcite (variety cobaltoan).
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Jarosite
Jarosite. Jarosite.
Jarosite.
Jarosite  

CB26AI3: Jarosite crystals on matrix with very well defined faces and edges, transparent and very bright.
Socavón Santa Bárbara (Túnel El Arteal), Almagrera Range, Cuevas del Almanzora, Comarca Levante Almeriense, Almería, Andalusia  Spain (08/1997)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 5.3 × 1.4 cm = 2.4” × 2.1” × 0.6”

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

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Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite  

CD11AI3: Polycrystalline growth of partially doubly terminated crystals with very well defined faces and edges, bright and with a pale brown color. The sample was acquired at the Soler Pujol shop, in Barcelona on a date that should be very probably between 1959 and 1961.
Bad Ems, Bad Ems District, Lahn Valley, Rhineland-Palatinate/Rheinland-Pfalz  Germany

Specimen size: 2 × 1.1 × 1 cm = 0.8” × 0.4” × 0.4”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.8 cm = 0.4” × 0.3”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Former collection of Carles Curto




Pyromorphite. Front
Front
Pyromorphite. Side
Side
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Opal (variety hyalite)
Opal (variety hyalite). Opal (variety hyalite).
Opal (variety hyalite)  

CC10AI3: Clear and colorless botryoidal aggregate that is very bright, on matrix and is fluorescent with an UV lamp. A precursor of the current hyalites from Central Europe.
Valeč, Doupov, Karlovy Vary Region, Bohemia  Czech Republic

Specimen size: 4.2 × 3.4 × 2.6 cm = 1.7” × 1.3” × 1.0”

Fluorescent short UV

Former collection of Carles Curto




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Copper
Copper  

CN16AI3: Very elongated single Copper crystal with the Spinel law twin. The sample is from a Russian locality that is a great classic but of which there are very samples.
Krasnotur'insk (Bogolovsk), Ekaterinburg (Sverdlovsk), Sverdlovskaya Oblast', Middle Urals, Urals Region  Russia

Specimen size: 5.2 × 1.7 × 1 cm = 2.0” × 0.7” × 0.4”

Former collection of Carles Curto




Copper. Front
Front
Copper. Rear
Rear
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Brookite with Quartz
Brookite with Quartz. Brookite with Quartz.
Brookite with Quartz  

CD16AI3: Very sharp laminar Brookite crystals that are transparent and bright with an orange brown color. They are implanted on a group of doubly terminated Quartz crystals with polycrystalline growths.
Puiva Mount, Saranpaul, Khanty-Mansi Okrug, Tyumenskaya Oblast', Polar Urals, Western-Siberian Region  Russia

Specimen size: 7.8 × 4 × 2.9 cm = 3.1” × 1.6” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 1 cm = 0.7” × 0.4”

Former collection of Carles Curto




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Smithsonite
Smithsonite  

CR46AI3: Druse of rhombohedral Smithsonite crystals on matrix. They are well defined with fine growth striations and are translucent, bright and have a uniform and attractive pinkish color.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 4.2 × 3.7 × 3.1 cm = 1.7” × 1.5” × 1.2”

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

Former collection of Carles Curto




Smithsonite.
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Babingtonite with Prehnite
Babingtonite with Prehnite. Front
Front
Babingtonite with Prehnite. Rear
Rear
Babingtonite with Prehnite. Side
Side
Babingtonite with Prehnite. Top
Top
Babingtonite with Prehnite  

CA67AI3: Complete and doubly terminated Babingtonite crystal with excellent terminations, very well defined faces and edges, polycrystalline growths and very bright surfaces. These Chinese Babingtonites have almost disappeared from the mineral market and the best are those that first appeared.
Babingtonite occurrences, Qiaojia, Zhaotong Prefecture, Yunnan Province  China (±2009)

Specimen size: 3.1 × 2.7 × 2 cm = 1.2” × 1.1” × 0.8”

Main crystal size: 2.1 × 1.8 cm = 0.8” × 0.7”

Former collection of Carles Curto




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Babingtonite with Prehnite
Babingtonite with Prehnite  

CB69AI3: Very aerial group of very sharp and flattened crystals, a lot of them doubly terminated. They are bright with a deep black color and are on a matrix of botryoidal Prehnite. These Chinese Babingtonites have almost disappeared from the mineral market and the best are those that first appeared.
Babingtonite occurrences, Qiaojia, Zhaotong Prefecture, Yunnan Province  China (±2008)

Specimen size: 8.3 × 4 × 3.2 cm = 3.3” × 1.6” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 2.3 × 1.7 cm = 0.9” × 0.7”

Former collection of Carles Curto




Babingtonite with Prehnite. Front
Front
Babingtonite with Prehnite. Rear
Rear
Babingtonite with Prehnite.
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Andradite with Epidote
Andradite with Epidote. Andradite with Epidote.
Andradite with Epidote  

CX12AI3: Very sharp dodecahedral Andradite crystals, one of them clearly dominant. They are well centered on the matrix, translucent with a deep olive green color and on a matrix coated by small Epidote crystals with a lighter green color.
Marki Khel, Spin Ghar Mountains, Khogyani District, Nangarhar Province  Afghanistan

Specimen size: 4.7 × 4.4 × 3.2 cm = 1.9” × 1.7” × 1.3”

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

Former collection of Carles Curto




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