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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


USA


Cinnabar with Quartz
Cinnabar with Quartz. Cinnabar with Quartz.
Cinnabar with Quartz

EA90AI4: Very sharp rhombohedral Cinnabar crystals with very well defined faces and the interpenetration twin. They have a very vivid color and are on matrix with small Quartz crystals. This specimen has an extraordinary quality for the locality, well known for the species but where good Cinnabars are rare.
Snowshoe Mine, Paradise Valley, Poverty Peak District, Humboldt County, Nevada  USA (±1954)

Specimen size: 5.5 × 3.6 × 4.1 cm = 2.2” × 1.4” × 1.6”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.7 cm = 0.4” × 0.3”




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MEXICO


Boleite with Paratacamite and Gypsum

TP92AI4: Group of cubic Boleite crystals with very well defined polycrystalline growths. It is bright with a very deep and uniform color and it is implanted on a surface of green Paratacamite microcrystals partially coating a matrix of deformed Gypsum crystals.
Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalía (El Boleo), Boleo District, Municipio Mulegé, Baja California Sur  Mexico

Specimen size: 9.2 × 7.4 × 5.7 cm = 3.6” × 2.9” × 2.2”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 0.9 cm = 0.6” × 0.4”

Type locality




Boleite with Paratacamite and Gypsum. Boleite with Paratacamite and Gypsum.
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ROMANIA


Bournonite with Sphalerite and Pyrite
Bournonite with Sphalerite and Pyrite. Bournonite with Sphalerite and Pyrite.

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

Specimen size: 11.5 × 10.2 × 4.1 cm = 4.5” × 4.0” × 1.6”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.5 cm = 0.8” × 0.6”




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Tetrahedrite with Quartz and Pyrite

MR99AI4: Very sharp tetrahedrons of Tetrahedrite crystals that are extraordinarily bright and are on a matrix of Quartz crystals with groups of Sphalerite crystals and small Pyrite crystals. The sample is from the Uwe Niemeyer collection (Germany) whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
Baia Sprie Mine, Baia Sprie, Maramures  Romania (1964)

Specimen size: 13.8 × 12.7 × 4.8 cm = 5.4” × 5.0” × 1.9”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 1.2 cm = 0.6” × 0.5”

Former collection of Uwe Niemeyer




Tetrahedrite with Quartz and Pyrite. Tetrahedrite with Quartz and Pyrite.
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EUROPE (excl. Spain, Portugal and Romania)


Cerussite
Cerussite.

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

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

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

Minor fluorescence short UV




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Rhodochrosite

MR14AI4: Elongated columnar and parallel growths of small Rhodochrosite crystals with a splendid pink color and silky luster.
Madem-Lakko Mine, Stratoni operations, Cassandra Mines, Chalkidiki Prefecture, Macedonia Department  Greece (±1985-90)

Specimen size: 4.4 × 4.3 × 3.4 cm = 1.7” × 1.7” × 1.3”




Rhodochrosite. Rhodochrosite.
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Sphalerite with Calcite and Pyrite
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”




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AFRICA (excl. Morocco)


Schorl

MF96AI4: Very aerial aggregate of Schorl crystals that have very well defined crystalline forms with polycrystalline growths and they are very bright.
Davib East Farm 61 (Davib Ost Farm), Karibib District, Erongo Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 8.9 × 7.1 × 5.6 cm = 3.5” × 2.8” × 2.2”

Main crystal size: 4 × 3.8 cm = 1.6” × 1.5”




Schorl. Front
Front
Schorl. Rear
Rear
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SOUTH AMERICA (excl. Brazil)


Gold
Gold. Gold.
Gold.

EB57AI4: Very bright spongy growths and laminar crystals of native gold on a Quartz matrix. The sample is from a Colombian mining area not well known until now.
Municipio Vetas, Soto Province, Santander Department  Colombia

Specimen size: 6.5 × 5.2 × 3.1 cm = 2.6” × 2.0” × 1.2”




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Gold with Quartz and Sphalerite

EL88AI4: Very bright arborescent growths and acicular and leafy crystals of native gold on a Quartz matrix. . The sample is from a Colombian mining area not well known until now.
Los Delirios claim, Delirios III cut, Municipio Vetas, Soto Province, Santander Department  Colombia (02/2017)

Specimen size: 5.3 × 3.7 × 2.5 cm = 2.1” × 1.5” × 1.0”




Gold with Quartz and Sphalerite. Gold with Quartz and Sphalerite.
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Hematite after Magnetite (variety martite)
Hematite after Magnetite (variety martite).

TA57AI4: Very aerial parallel growth, on matrix, of very sharp Hematite crystals (after octahedral Magnetite) with very well defined skeletal growths, extraordinarily bright and partially coated by small recrystallized lenticular Hematite crystals. The sample is from an area currently defined as a National Park so it is not allowed to collect there any more.
Payún Matru Volcano, Malargüe, Malargüe Department, Mendoza Province  Argentina (2008)

Specimen size: 10 × 5.6 × 6.2 cm = 3.9” × 2.2” × 2.4”

Main crystal size: 3.8 × 3.2 cm = 1.5” × 1.3”




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CHINA


Pyromorphite with Plumbogummite

ET53AI4: Divergent aggregates of very large Pyromorphite crystals with very well defined skeletal terminations, coated and almost completely replaced by pale blue Plumbogummite. The sample has been analyzed and we’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Yangshuo Mine, Yangshuo, Guilin Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region  China (2017)

Specimen size: 7 × 6.8 × 3.9 cm = 2.8” × 2.7” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 2.3 × 1 cm = 0.9” × 0.4”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV




Pyromorphite with Plumbogummite. Pyromorphite with Plumbogummite.
Pyromorphite with Plumbogummite.
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