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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


Rutile with Pyrophyllite
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




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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




Topaz with Quartz. Topaz with Quartz.
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Rhodochrosite with Fluorite, Quartz and Pyrite
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.
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




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MEXICO


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”




Azurite with Malachite.
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Pyrargyrite with Miargyrite
Pyrargyrite with Miargyrite. 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”




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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”




Pyrargyrite with Polybasite. Pyrargyrite with Polybasite.
Pyrargyrite with Polybasite.
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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 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
Rear
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SPANISH FLUORITE


Fluorite
Fluorite. Front
Front
Fluorite. Top
Top
 

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”




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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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ROMANIA


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)


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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