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Carles Curto Text: Carles Curto (formerly curator of the Geology Museum, Barcelona) & Jordi Fabre
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USA


Calaverite with Calcite
Calaverite with Calcite. Calaverite with Calcite.
 

TM56AI8: Very bright flattened Calaverite crystals with very well defined parallel growths and with very fine growth striations. On matrix with Calcite. The Calaverite has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Cripple Creek District, Teller County, Colorado  USA

Specimen size: 2.4 × 2.4 × 0.7 cm = 0.9” × 0.9” × 0.3”

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

Calcite fluorescent short UV


Euro:160 / US$182 / Yen:19880 / AUD$260

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Rutile with Pyrophyllite
 

TA68AI8: Twinned Rutile crystal with very well defined faces and edges. The surface of the faces is very bright with intense red reflections. On the base and partially on the back and the top there is a small matrix of Pyrophyllite.
We will send the sample in its original Perkin’s box from the R.J. Noble collection, also containing the collection label.
Graves Mountain, Lincoln County, Georgia  USA

Specimen size: 2.6 × 2.3 × 2.1 cm = 1.0” × 0.9” × 0.8”

Main crystal size: 2.4 × 2.2 cm = 0.9” × 0.9”

Former collection of Bob Noble




Rutile with Pyrophyllite.
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Topaz with Quartz
Topaz with Quartz. Topaz with Quartz.
Topaz with Quartz  

EF91AI8: Two Topaz crystals on a rhyolite matrix, one of them clearly dominant. They have very well defined faces and edges and are transparent, very bright and with an intense color.
The sample is from the Raúl Sanabria collection whose label we will send to the buyer.
Topaz Mountain, Thomas Range, Juab County, Utah  USA

Specimen size: 10.8 × 7.8 × 4.3 cm = 4.3” × 3.1” × 1.7”

Main crystal size: 3.1 × 1.5 cm = 1.2” × 0.6”

Former collection of Raúl Sanabria




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Rhodochrosite with Fluorite, Quartz and Pyrite
Rhodochrosite with Fluorite, Quartz and Pyrite  

EN87AI8: Rhombohedral Rhodochrosite crystals that are translucent and bright with a very intense and deep color. They are with Galena, Pyrite and small Quartz crystals and, furthermore, there are Fluorite crystals, something uncommon at the locality.
The sample is from the Raúl Sanabria collection whose label we will send to the buyer.
Sweet Home Mine, main stope, Mount Bross, Alma District, Park County, Colorado  USA (1993)

Specimen size: 8.1 × 7 × 3.6 cm = 3.2” × 2.8” × 1.4”

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

Former collection of Raúl Sanabria




Rhodochrosite with Fluorite, Quartz and Pyrite. Front
Front
Rhodochrosite with Fluorite, Quartz and Pyrite. Side
Side
Rhodochrosite with Fluorite, Quartz and Pyrite. Rhodochrosite with Fluorite, Quartz and Pyrite.
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MEXICO


Azurite with Malachite
Azurite with Malachite.
 

TP88AI8: Group of very well defined Azurite crystals with slightly curved faces and edges, bright with a very deep and vivid color and with small Malachite growths on the surfaces of the faces. Different from other Azurites at this locality.
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico

Specimen size: 6.4 × 4.1 × 3.2 cm = 2.5” × 1.6” × 1.3”




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Pyrargyrite with Miargyrite
 

EV97AI8: Group of very well defined and bright Pyrargyrite crystals partially coated by white Quartz and small but very well defined Miargyrite crystals. The Miargyrite has been analyzed. An excellent miniature. We will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
San José Mine, San José del Progreso, Municipìo San José del Progreso, Ocotlán District, Valles Centrales Region, Oaxaca  Mexico (01/2018)

Specimen size: 2.5 × 2 × 1.2 cm = 1.0” × 0.8” × 0.5”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 0.3 cm = 0.7” × 0.1”




Pyrargyrite with Miargyrite. Pyrargyrite with Miargyrite.
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Pyrargyrite with Polybasite
Pyrargyrite with Polybasite. Pyrargyrite with Polybasite.
Pyrargyrite with Polybasite.
 

TF49AI8: Group of very bright Pyrargyrite crystals with very well defined faces and edges, with an associated group of very sharp small Polybasite crystals and on a matrix of Quartz crystals.
Proaño Mine, Fresnillo de González Echeverría (Fresnillo), Municipio Fresnillo, Zacatecas  Mexico

Specimen size: 8.5 × 7.4 × 3.4 cm = 3.3” × 2.9” × 1.3”




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Wulfenite
 

MY96AI8: Druse of prismatic Wulfenite crystals formed by a single prism and the flat terminal pinacoid on a matrix of limonite. They have an excellent color and good luster.
Ojuela Mine, level 6, San Juan Poniente, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico (2008)

Specimen size: 9.4 × 7.2 × 3.8 cm = 3.7” × 2.8” × 1.5”

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


Euro:220 / US$250 / Yen:27340 / AUD$358

Wulfenite. Wulfenite.
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SPAIN


Calcite
Calcite. Calcite.
Calcite  

EF96AI8: Group of thick tabular Calcite crystals with very well defined geometrical zoning and on a Quartz matrix. The crystals have a considerable size for the locality.
The sample is from the Raúl Sanabria collection whose label we will send to the buyer.
Los Taberneros Quarry, (La Cabrera pluton), Los Taberneros, El Berrueco, Comarca Sierra Norte, Madrid, Community of Madrid  Spain (05/2004)

Specimen size: 5.1 × 5 × 3.8 cm = 2.0” × 2.0” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 3.1 × 2 cm = 1.2” × 0.8”

Former collection of Raúl Sanabria




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Quartz (variety citrine) with Clinozoisite-Epidote Series and Calcite
Quartz (variety citrine) with Clinozoisite-Epidote Series and Calcite  

EP96AI8: Group of two transparent and very bright Quartz (citrine variety) crystals with Calcite and partially coated by acicular, greenish-white crystals of the Clinozoisite-Epidote series.
The sample is from the Raúl Sanabria collection whose label we will send to the buyer.
Navazales Quarry, (La Cabrera pluton), Valdemanco, Comarca Sierra de Guadarrama, Madrid, Community of Madrid  Spain

Specimen size: 7.4 × 7.1 × 4.7 cm = 2.9” × 2.8” × 1.9”

Main crystal size: 7.4 × 4.1 cm = 2.9” × 1.6”

Former collection of Raúl Sanabria


Euro:180 / US$205 / Yen:22370 / AUD$292

Quartz (variety citrine) with Clinozoisite-Epidote Series and Calcite. Front
Front
Quartz (variety citrine) with Clinozoisite-Epidote Series and Calcite. Rear
Rear
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Cinnabar with Calcite and Mercury
Cinnabar with Calcite and Mercury. Cinnabar with Calcite and Mercury.
Cinnabar with Calcite and Mercury  

EM59AI8: Group of Cinnabar crystals whose definition on their faces and edges is very much better than usual. They are translucent, extraordinarily bright and have a very intense and vivid color. On matrix, with Calcite and native Mercury drops and inclusions.
The sample is from the Raúl Sanabria collection whose label we will send to the buyer.
San Teodoro Shaft, Almadén Mine, Almadén, Comarca Valle de Alcudia, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (±1970)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 2.5 × 3.8 cm = 2.4” × 1.0” × 1.5”

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

Former collection of Raúl Sanabria


Euro:460 / US$524 / Yen:57160 / AUD$748

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Quartz (variety amethyst) with Quartz (variety smoky) and Microcline
Quartz (variety amethyst) with Quartz (variety smoky) and Microcline  

DR96AI8: Scepter polycrystalline growth with one of the crystals clearly dominant. The crystals are translucent, bright and have a diffuse color distribution, very much more intense in the central areas of the crystal. It is from an historic place where the first good quality amethyst finds were made, before the more recent workings.
Les Mallorquines, Sils, Comarca La Selva, Girona/Gerona, Catalonia  Spain

Specimen size: 7.2 × 5 × 4.8 cm = 2.8” × 2.0” × 1.9”

Main crystal size: 6.6 × 5 cm = 2.6” × 2.0”

With copy of the handwritten note from the Daunis Collection




Quartz (variety amethyst) with Quartz (variety smoky) and Microcline. Front
Front
Quartz (variety amethyst) with Quartz (variety smoky) and Microcline. Rear
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SPANISH FLUORITE


Fluorite with Quartz
Fluorite with Quartz.
 

NE6AI8: Group of transparent and very bright Fluorite crystals that have a very intense and uniform color and are on a Quartz matrix. It is from a recent find at a place where currently there are great difficulties to collect but where sporadically it is possible to find samples with great aesthetics.
Berbes mining area, Berbes, Ribadesella, Comarca Oriente, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (05-06/2018)

Specimen size: 6 × 2.9 × 2.3 cm = 2.4” × 1.1” × 0.9”

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


Euro:100 / US$113 / Yen:12420 / AUD$162

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Fluorite with Baryte
 

EH56AI8: Very transparent and bright Fluorite crystals with an intense lilac color and on matrix with groups of white Baryte crystals.
The sample is from the Raúl Sanabria collection.
La Cabaña, Berbes mining area, Valdelmar, Berbes, Ribadesella, Comarca Oriente, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain

Specimen size: 6.4 × 6 × 5.2 cm = 2.5” × 2.4” × 2.0”

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




Fluorite with Baryte. Fluorite with Baryte.
Fluorite with Baryte.
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Fluorite with Quartz
Fluorite with Quartz. Fluorite with Quartz.
Fluorite with Quartz  

EP52AI8: Group of Fluorite crystals with very well defined polycrystalline growths, transparent, bright and with a color between lilac and blue. A Spanish classic.
The sample is from the Raúl Sanabria collection whose label we will send to the buyer.
Los Cobayos Quarry (La Paredona), Berbes mining area, Los Cobayos, Berbes, Ribadesella, Comarca Oriente, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain

Specimen size: 12.4 × 10.3 × 6.6 cm = 4.9” × 4.1” × 2.6”

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

Former collection of Raúl Sanabria




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Fluorite
 

NH17AI8: Group of considerably flattened cubic Fluorite crystals. They are transparent and bright and have very well defined geometric color bands. The sample is from a recent find.
La Viesca Mine, La Collada mining area, Huergo, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain

Specimen size: 4.7 × 3.9 × 3.5 cm = 1.9” × 1.5” × 1.4”

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




Fluorite. Front
Front
Fluorite. Top
Top
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Fluorite with Quartz and Calcite
Fluorite with Quartz and Calcite. Fluorite with Quartz and Calcite.
Fluorite with Quartz and Calcite. Fluorite with Quartz and Calcite.
Fluorite with Quartz and Calcite  

EF53AI8: Druse of Fluorite crystals neatly cube shaped, transparent, very bright and very well defined geometric color zoning, with color bands varying from sky blue to purple and to lilac. Partially coated by small Quartz crystals.
The sample is from the Raúl Sanabria collection whose label we will send to the buyer.
La Viesca Mine, Tres de la Collada pocket, La Collada mining area, Huergo, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (01/2004)

Specimen size: 14.8 × 9.7 × 5.4 cm = 5.8”

Main crystal size: 3 × 2.7 cm = 1.2” × 1.1”

Former collection of Raúl Sanabria




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Fluorite
 

PV90AI8: Group of very sharp cubes of Fluorite, one of them very large and clearly dominant. They are translucent, bright and have a yellow color with slightly greenish shades. The sample, whose edges are more transparent than the central area, is very representative of this classic Catalan locality and its crystal size is greater than usual.
Matagalls Mine (Sant Marçal Mines), Sant Marçal, Viladrau, Comarca Osona, Girona/Gerona, Catalonia  Spain (07/1982)

Specimen size: 10.4 × 9.9 × 8.6 cm = 4.1” × 3.9” × 3.4”

Main crystal size: 5.8 × 5.5 cm = 2.3” × 2.2”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Rodolfo Pigrau



Fluorite.
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PORTUGAL


Quartz with Fluorapatite, Siderite, Arsenopyrite, Muscovite and Sphalerite
Quartz with Fluorapatite, Siderite, Arsenopyrite, Muscovite and Sphalerite. Front
Front
Quartz with Fluorapatite, Siderite, Arsenopyrite, Muscovite and Sphalerite. Rear
Rear
Quartz with Fluorapatite, Siderite, Arsenopyrite, Muscovite and Sphalerite  

EK27AI8: Group of very clear and bright Quartz crystals with coatings of Siderite and Fluorapatite on their terminal faces and Muscovite, Cassiterite and Arsenopyrite on their base.
The sample is from the Raúl Sanabria collection whose label we will send to the buyer.
Minas da Panasqueira, level 3, Aldeia de São Francisco de Assis, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Cova da Beira, Centro  Portugal (±2004)

Specimen size: 14.2 × 5.3 × 5.1 cm = 5.6” × 2.1” × 2.0”

Main crystal size: 13.4 × 2.7 cm = 5.3” × 1.1”

Former collection of Raúl Sanabria


Euro:260 / US$296 / Yen:32310 / AUD$423

Reservado

ROMANIA


Gold with Quartz
Gold with Quartz  

CC98AI8: Laminar and “feather-like” growths of Gold associated with thin white Quartz veins and on matrix. The sample, a Romanian classic, is from the Carles Curto collections whose label and catalog card we will send to the buyer.
Botes (Botești), Zlatna, Alba, Transylvania  Romania

Specimen size: 4 × 3.7 × 2.6 cm = 1.6” × 1.5” × 1.0”

Former collection of Carles Curto


Euro:380 / US$433 / Yen:47220 / AUD$618

Gold with Quartz. Gold with Quartz.
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Calcite
Calcite. Calcite.
 

EX66AI8: Druse, on matrix, of very sharp lenticular Calcite crystals with very well defined faces and edges and with a pale pinkish-orange color. It is from a one of the less well-known localities in this mining area, the Sasar Mine.
Sasar Mine, Baia Mare, Maramures  Romania (±1980-90)

Specimen size: 13.5 × 8.2 × 3.8 cm = 5.3” × 3.2” × 1.5”

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

Fluorescent long & short UV




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EUROPE (excl. Spain, Portugal and Romania)


Anatase with Quartz (variety smoky)
 

MG89AI8: Very sharp Anatase crystals, a lot of them doubly terminated, very bright with bluish reflections and implanted on a matrix of slightly smoky Quartz crystals.
An European classic that was in the Leif Engman collection.
Hardangervidda, Hordaland  Norway

Specimen size: 6.8 × 6.3 × 1.8 cm = 2.7” × 2.5” × 0.7”

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


Euro:480 / US$547 / Yen:59650 / AUD$781

Anatase with Quartz (variety smoky). Front
Front
Anatase with Quartz (variety smoky). Side
Side
Anatase with Quartz (variety smoky).
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Pyrite with Galena, Calcite and Quartz
Pyrite with Galena, Calcite and Quartz. Pyrite with Galena, Calcite and Quartz.
 

NV13AI8: Group of Pyrite crystals that are very rich in crystal forms, very bright, with unusual rounded and almost spherical Galena crystals and partially coated by spheroidal white Calcite growths and small Quartz crystals.
Stan Trg (Stari Trg) Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo (2010)

Specimen size: 5.7 × 4.9 × 3.4 cm = 2.2” × 1.9” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 0.7 cm = 0.6” × 0.3”




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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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Grossular (variety hessonite) with Chlorite
Grossular (variety hessonite) with Chlorite. Grossular (variety hessonite) with Chlorite.
Grossular (variety hessonite) with Chlorite.
Grossular (variety hessonite) with Chlorite  

CG27AI8: Grossular crystals with the well balanced forms of the trapezohedron and the dodecahedron. They are translucent, very bright, and have a very intense deep color. On matrix with leafy chlorite aggregates. An Italian classic from the Carles Curto collection whose label and catalog card we will send to the buyer.
Becchi delle Curbassere, Val d'Ala, Valli di Lanzo, Torino Province, Piedmont (Piemonte)  Italy

Specimen size: 7.2 × 6.3 × 3.7 cm = 2.8” × 2.5” × 1.5”

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




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

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

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

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


Euro:560 / US$638 / Yen:69590 / AUD$911

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