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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


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Azurite with Malachite
Azurite with Malachite. Azurite with Malachite.
 

EE68AI7: Spheroidal aggregates, on limonite matrix, of bright Azurite micro-crystals that have a very vivid color, with small coatings of aggregates of acicular Malachite crystals. It is from a locality that is a classic for worldwide mineralogy.
Bisbee, Warren District, Mule Mountains, Cochise County, Arizona  USA

Specimen size: 6.8 × 5.9 × 4.8 cm = 2.7” × 2.3” × 1.9”

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




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SPAIN


Twinned Dolomite
 

EM99AI7: Group of very sharp rhombohedral crystals, one of them clearly dominant. They are interpenetration twins and are transparent, very bright and have gray phantom growths. A Spanish classic really fine and of great quality. The sample is from the Daunis collection.
Asturreta Quarry, El pozo, Eugui, Esteríbar, Comarca Auñamendi, Navarre, Autonomous Community of Navarre  Spain (±1970)

Specimen size: 5.6 × 3.5 × 4.3 cm = 2.2” × 1.4” × 1.7”

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

Former collection of Lluís Daunis




Twinned Dolomite. Front
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Twinned Dolomite. Rear
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Twinned Dolomite. Top
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Albite & Microcline (perthite)
Albite & Microcline (perthite).
Albite & Microcline (perthite)  

DR13AI7: Group of Microcline crystals with very well defined Baveno-law twins, with fine parallel growths and a pinkish color and bordered on some edges by white perthitic growths of Albite microcrystals. The sample is from the Daunis collection whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
Sant Andreu de Ramió, Montnegre Mountains, Fogars de la Selva, Comarca La Selva, Barcelona, Catalonia  Spain

Specimen size: 5.5 × 5 × 3 cm = 2.2” × 2.0” × 1.2”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1.4 cm = 0.6” × 0.6”

With handwritten note Daunis Collection




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Microcline with Albite and Quartz (variety smoky)
 

NF66AI7: Microcline crystals with very well defined Baveno-law twins, with a pale pinkish color, with a parallel smoky Quartz crystal and groups of white Albite crystals. The sample is from the Daunis collection whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
Mas Sever Quarry, Massabè (Mas Ceber), Sils, Comarca La Selva, Girona / Gerona, Catalonia  Spain (2004-2010)

Specimen size: 9 × 7.5 × 5.6 cm = 3.5” × 3.0” × 2.2”

Main crystal size: 5 × 3.2 cm = 2.0” × 1.3”




Microcline with Albite and Quartz (variety smoky). Front
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Microcline with Albite and Quartz (variety smoky). Side
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Baryte with Calcite
Baryte with Calcite. Front
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Baryte with Calcite. Side
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Baryte with Calcite. Side
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Baryte with Calcite  

EG96AI7: Group of very sharp and thick tabular Baryte crystals, some of them doubly terminated, with parallel growths, translucent, bright, with a pale sky blue color, with complex translucent and bright Calcite crystals and partially bordered by small white Dolomite crystals.
The sample is from the Raúl Sanabria collection whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
Moscona Mine, El Llano, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Comarca Avilés, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (1992)

Specimen size: 7 × 6.2 × 4.7 cm = 2.8” × 2.4” × 1.9”

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

Former collection of Raúl Sanabria




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Cerussite
Cerussite  

NR89AI7: Floater reticulated group of flattened prismatic and twinned Cerussite crystals with slightly pinkish shades. It has been perfectly preserved, something not usual on samples from this
The sample is from the Ignacio Gaspar Sintes collection (reg. CER-36) whose card we’ll send to the buyer.
Luis Mine, "fisura de las Velas", Norte vein, Del General Mines, Cabezarrubias del Puerto, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (06/2013)

Specimen size: 4.6 × 2.3 × 0.4 cm = 1.8” × 0.9” × 0.2”

Fluorescent short UV

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar




Cerussite. Front
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Cerussite. Rear
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Cinnabar with Dolomite
Cinnabar with Dolomite. Cinnabar with Dolomite.
 

NT69AI7: Group of crystals with well-defined faces and edges and very well defined skeletal and parallel growths. They are translucent, very bright, have a very vivid color and they are on a matrix of white Quartz microcrystals.
Almaden Mine, Almadén, Comarca Valle de Alcudia, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (±1960-70)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 3.3 × 1.3 cm = 2.4” × 1.3” × 0.5”




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Gold
 

PE46AI7: Very slightly eroded nugget of native Gold preserving some quite well defined crystalline forms that have a considerable size. The sample is from well-known gold locality but where samples of this size are rare.
Coria-Moraleja road, Valles de Huelega, Guijo de Coria, Comarca Vegas del Alagón, Cáceres, Extremadura  Spain

Specimen size: 2.2 × 1.4 × 0.5 cm = 0.9” × 0.6” × 0.2”

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

Weight: 8.1 grams



Gold. Front
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Gold. Rear
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Siderite with Quartz (variety amethyst)
Siderite with Quartz (variety amethyst). Siderite with Quartz (variety amethyst).
Siderite with Quartz (variety amethyst)  

TP26AI7: Coatings of rhombohedral Siderite microcrystals that are very bright and have a deep yellowish color with golden reflections. They are are on a group of Quartz (amethyst variety) crystals with a very pale color. The sample is from the collection of La Unión area minerals of Alain Martaud whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
San Valentín open pit, Sancti Espíritu, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, La Unión, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain (1980-1985)

Specimen size: 6.1 × 5.1 × 3 cm = 2.4” × 2.0” × 1.2”

Former collection of Alain Martaud




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Azurite with Malachite
Azurite with Malachite  

TQ98AI7: Azurite crystals with a lenticular shape, translucent, very bright and implanted on a limonite matrix coated by surfaces and spheroidal aggregates of Malachite with a silky luster. Of the best quality for the locality. The sample is from the collection of La Unión area minerals of Alain Martaud whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
San Valentín open pit, Sancti Espíritu, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, La Unión, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain (1980-1985)

Specimen size: 14.8 × 13.3 × 4.8 cm = 5.8” × 5.2” × 1.9”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.5 cm = 0.4” × 0.2”

Former collection of Alain Martaud




Azurite with Malachite. Azurite with Malachite.
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SPANISH FLUORITE


Fluorite with Quartz
Fluorite with Quartz. Front
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Fluorite with Quartz. Side
Side
 

NK67AI7: Group of cubic crystals beveled by the polycrystalline surfaces of the dodecahedron. They are translucent and have a violet color with geometric color zoning. On matrix with small white Quartz crystals. A Spanish classic.
La Viesca Mine, La Collada mining area, Huergo, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (2007)

Specimen size: 7.5 × 6.4 × 4.8 cm = 3.0” × 2.5” × 1.9”

Main crystal size: 4.7 × 3.8 cm = 1.9” × 1.5”




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