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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


FSU


Copper with Cuprite and Silver
Copper with Cuprite and Silver. Front
Front
Copper with Cuprite and Silver. Rear
Rear
 

VF99AI8: Native Copper crystals that have very well defined faces and edges with the dominant octahedral form, very bright, associated with groups of octahedral Cuprite crystals that have coatings of Silver.
The sample is from the Jordi Vilallonga collection.
Poteryaevskoe Mine, Block 2-1, ↓100 m., Rubtsovskoe, Rudnyi Altai, Altaiskii Kray, Western-Siberian Region  Russia (06-08/2008)

Specimen size: 5 × 3.2 × 2.7 cm = 2.0” × 1.3” × 1.1”

Former collection of Jordi Vilallonga




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Calcite
 

MB29AI8: Group of Calcite crystals with very well defined faces and edges and with the clearly dominant scalenohedron but very rich in other minor forms. The crystals are of great quality and are transparent and very bright.
The sample is from the Jordi Vilallonga collection.
Verkhnii Mine, Dalnegorsk, Kavalerovo Mining District, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region  Russia (1992)

Specimen size: 9.6 × 5.8 × 6 cm = 3.8” × 2.3” × 2.4”

Main crystal size: 9.6 × 4.5 cm = 3.8” × 1.8”

Very fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Jordi Vilallonga




Calcite. Front
Front
Calcite. Rear
Rear
Order
Cassiterite with Feldspar and Muscovite
Cassiterite with Feldspar and Muscovite. Front
Front
Cassiterite with Feldspar and Muscovite. Side
Side
Cassiterite with Feldspar and Muscovite. Side
Side
Cassiterite with Feldspar and Muscovite.
 

EH93AI8: Twinned Cassiterite crystals with very well defined parallel growths. They are between transparent and translucent, very bright, have a dark brown color with golden reflections, and they are on matrix, with Muscovite and a white Albite crystal. Exceptional for the locality.
Merekski District, Bureya Massif, Khabarovskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region  Russia

Specimen size: 6.5 × 4.5 × 3.4 cm = 2.6” × 1.8” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 1.5 cm = 0.7” × 0.6”




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MOROCCO


Roselite
 

MM86AI8: Druse, on matrix, of sharp lenticular Roselite crystals that are translucent, very bright with a deep, vivid and uniform color and they are on matrix.
Agoudal Mines, Agoudal, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Drβa Region  Morocco (07/2018)

Specimen size: 3.8 × 3 × 1 cm = 1.5” × 1.2” × 0.4”

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




Roselite. Roselite.
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Fluorite
Fluorite. Front
Front
Fluorite. Side
Side
 

MT96AI8: A novelty at Munich 2018. Aggregate of very sharp Fluorite crystals, translucent, with an intense yellow color and with white inclusions at the center of the faces. The sample is from a very recent find at the Sidi Ayad area.
Sidi Ayad (Sidi Ayed), Boulemane Province, Fθs-Meknθs Region  Morocco (2018)

Specimen size: 7.3 × 5.2 × 4.4 cm = 2.9” × 2.0” × 1.7”

Main crystal size: 3.1 × 2.7 cm = 1.2” × 1.1”

Fluorescent long & short UV


Euro:190 / US$216 / Yen:23610 / AUD$309

Reservado
Fluorite
 

MR96AI8: A novelty at Munich 2017. Aggregate of very sharp Fluorite crystals, translucent, with an intense yellow color and with white inclusions at the center of the faces. The sample is from a very recent find at the Sidi Ayad area.
Sidi Ayad (Sidi Ayed), Boulemane Province, Fθs-Meknθs Region  Morocco (2018)

Specimen size: 7.3 × 6.5 × 4.4 cm = 2.9” × 2.6” × 1.7”

Main crystal size: 3.7 × 3.2 cm = 1.5” × 1.3”

Fluorescent long & short UV


Euro:190 / US$216 / Yen:23610 / AUD$309

Fluorite. Fluorite.
Reservado

AFRICA (excl. Morocco)


Spessartine with Kyanite and Muscovite
Spessartine with Kyanite and Muscovite.
Spessartine with Kyanite and Muscovite  

TG66AI8: Group of trapezohedral Spessartine crystals with very well defined faces and edges, with a very intense orange color and on orange Kyanite with small Muscovite crystals.
The sample is from the mineral reserve of John S. White whose label we will send to the buyer.
Sangulungulu Hill (Nani Hill), Naan village, Loliondo, Ngorongoro District, Arusha Region  Tanzania

Specimen size: 3 × 2.5 × 1.7 cm = 1.2” × 1.0” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 1.5 cm = 0.6” × 0.6”

John S. White mineral reserve


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

Reservado
Dravite
 

TD47AI8: Floater parallel aggregate of doubly terminated Dravite crystals that are between transparent and translucent, very bright, with inclusions and that have a uniform dark brown color.
The sample is from the mineral reserve of John S. White whose label we will send to the buyer.
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region  Tanzania

Specimen size: 4.7 × 1.6 × 1.5 cm = 1.9” × 0.6” × 0.6”

John S. White mineral reserve


Euro:240 / US$273 / Yen:29820 / AUD$390

Dravite. Front
Front
Dravite. Rear
Rear
Reservado
Tantalite-(Mn) on Lepidolite after Elbaite
Tantalite-(Mn) on Lepidolite after Elbaite. Front
Front
Tantalite-(Mn) on Lepidolite after Elbaite. Rear
Rear
Tantalite-(Mn) on Lepidolite after Elbaite. Tantalite-(Mn) on Lepidolite after Elbaite.
 

NV69AI8: Isolated Tantalite-(Mn) crystals with very well defined faces and edges, translucent with a very vivid red color and implanted on a Lepidolite (after Elbaite) crystal with a fibrous aspect, also with Feldspar.
This sample has been referenced and figured as a novelty in Ste. Marie 2017, in the magazine "Le Rθgne Minιral" (Num. 144. 2018; page 36)
Naipa Mine, Alto Ligonha District, Zambezia Province  Mozambique (07/2017)

Specimen size: 7.8 × 2.6 × 2.4 cm = 3.1” × 1.0” × 0.9”

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


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

Reservado
Malachite XX
Malachite XX  

TQ91AI8: Malachite Druse of very well defined primary Malachite crystals that are rich with polycrystalline growths that are bright and have a very deep color. We note that, curiously, the Congo is not well known for its primary Malachite specimens.
The sample is from the A.J. & S. Koster collections and, previously, it was in the Gilbert Gauthier collection. We will send the labels of the two collections to the buyer.
Mashamba West Mine, Kolwezi District, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba)  Congo DR (Zaire)

Specimen size: 7 × 4.6 × 3.2 cm = 2.8” × 1.8” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 1.3 cm = 0.5” × 0.5”




Malachite XX. Front
Front
Malachite XX. Side
Side
Malachite XX.
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Celestine
Celestine. Celestine.
Celestine.
Celestine  

EH89AI8: Druse of Celestine crystals very rich in faces that are very well defined with sharp edges, extraordinarily transparent and bright and with an intense sky blue color. Of a great quality for Madagascar.
The sample is from the Raϊl Sanabria collection whose label we will send to the buyer.
Sakoany deposit, Katsepy Commune, Mitsinjo District, Boeny Region, Mahajanga (Majunga) Province  Madagascar

Specimen size: 12.5 × 8.1 × 6.8 cm = 4.9” × 3.2” × 2.7”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 0.7 cm = 1.0” × 0.3”

Former collection of Raúl Sanabria


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

Reservado

TSUMEB


Cerussite
 

MD89AI8: Group of extraordinarily sharp Cerussite crystals on matrix. They are flattened, twinned, colorless, transparent and very bright. Just perfect.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 5 × 4 × 3.7 cm = 2.0” × 1.6” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 1.5 cm = 1.0” × 0.6”

Fluorescent short UV


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

Cerussite. Front
Front
Cerussite. Top
Top
Reservado
Malachite after Cuprite with Mimetite
Malachite after Cuprite with Mimetite. Malachite after Cuprite with Mimetite.
 

MT93AI8: Small groups of Malachite crystals after dodecahedral Cuprite. They have very well defined faces and edges and are on matrix with a divergent spray of acicular Mimetite crystals.
The sample, very unusual, is from the Desmond Sacco collection whose label we will send to the buyer.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia (±1980)

Specimen size: 7.6 × 4 × 2.9 cm = 3.0” × 1.6” × 1.1”

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

With handwritten label from the Desmond Sacco Collection




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BRAZIL


Elbaite (variety rubellite) with Lepidolite
 

MB67AI8: Elbaite crystal (rubellite variety) with excellent terminal faces, transparent and bright with an intense and uniform color. On matrix with leafy Lepidolite growths. It is from the famous “Jonas pocket”
Jonas pocket, Itatiaia, Conselheiro Pena, Vale do Rio Doce, Minas Gerais  Brazil

Specimen size: 2.4 × 1.1 × 1 cm = 0.9” × 0.4” × 0.4”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 0.3 cm = 0.9” × 0.1”


Euro:340 / US$387 / Yen:42250 / AUD$553

Elbaite (variety rubellite) with Lepidolite. Front
Front
Elbaite (variety rubellite) with Lepidolite. Rear
Rear
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Elbaite
Elbaite. Front
Front
Elbaite. Rear
Rear
Elbaite. Top
Top
Elbaite  

MT54AI8: A crystal with two very different terminations, one of them with excellent terminal pyramidal faces and the other has a hoppered acicular polycrystalline growth and small Feldspar crystals. It is transparent and bright and with a very intense green color.
The sample is from the Raϊl Sanabria collection whose label we will send to the buyer.
Santa Rosa Mine, Itambacuri, Vale do Rio Doce, Minas Gerais  Brazil

Specimen size: 9 × 2.2 × 2 cm = 3.5” × 0.9” × 0.8”

Former collection of Raúl Sanabria




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CHINA


Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite  

EQ3AI8: Floater group of Pyromorphite crystals, some of them having a very well defined hexagonal shape and others with hollow growths and some unusual flat shapes and crystalline deformations. The luster is extraordinary, among the best for the Daoping mine, and the color, a uniform apple green, is intense.
The sample is from the Raϊl Sanabria collection whose label we will send to the buyer.
Daoping Mine, Gongcheng, Guilin Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region  China (±2012)

Specimen size: 6 × 4.3 × 2.5 cm = 2.4” × 1.7” × 1.0”

Main crystal size: 2.8 × 1 cm = 1.1” × 0.4”

Minor fluorescence short UV

Former collection of Raúl Sanabria




Pyromorphite. Front
Front
Pyromorphite. Rear
Rear
Pyromorphite. Side
Side
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ASIA (excl. China)


Mimetite
Mimetite. Mimetite.
Mimetite.
 

TV89AI8: A coating of sharp Mimetite crystals on a matrix that is very rich with a manganese mineral. The Mimetite crystals have very well defined faces and edges and a lot of them are doubly terminated. Transparent, very bright and a deep and vivid orange color.
From the Josι Luis Vallecillo collection whose label we will send to the buyer.
Guatomo Mine (Hat Yai), Tham Thalu, Bannang Sata District, Yala Province  Thailand

Specimen size: 14.2 × 10.4 × 5.2 cm = 5.6” × 4.1” × 2.0”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.2 cm = 0.2” × 0.1”

Former collection of José Luis Vallecillo


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

Reservado
Fluorapophyllite-(K) with Scolecite and Stilbite-Ca
 

CB87AI8: A small group of Fluorapophyllite-(K) crystals, one of them clearly dominant, translucent, with a deep green color and on a matrix of slightly pinkish Stilbite-Ca and also with prismatic acicular Scolecite crystals that are clear and colorless.
Pune District (Poonah District), Maharashtra  India

Specimen size: 10.7 × 7.9 × 7.7 cm = 4.2” × 3.1” × 3.0”

Main crystal size: 2.4 × 1.6 cm = 0.9” × 0.6”

Stilbite-Ca minor fluorescence short UV



Fluorapophyllite-(K) with Scolecite and Stilbite-Ca. Fluorapophyllite-(K) with Scolecite and Stilbite-Ca.
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Titanite with Quartz and inclusions
Titanite with Quartz and inclusions. Front
Front
Titanite with Quartz and inclusions. Side
Side
Titanite with Quartz and inclusions. Titanite with Quartz and inclusions.
 

MR66AI8: Very sharp, flattened and twinned Titanite crystal that is translucent, has a greenish-yellow color and is on a group of Quartz crystals, the main one doubly terminated. All are transparent and rich with Chlorite inclusions.
The sample is from the Carles Manresa collection whose label we will send to the buyer.
Alchuri, Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas)  Pakistan

Specimen size: 8.4 × 6.4 × 3.7 cm = 3.3” × 2.5” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 1.1 cm = 0.6” × 0.4”

Former collection of Carles Manresa




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Beryl (variety aquamarine) with Muscovite
 

ET97AI8: An extraordinary group of Beryl (aquamarine variety) crystals with very well defined faces and edges and some of them doubly terminated, with flat pinacoidal terminations. They are very clear and bright with a nice sky blue color. On a matrix of Muscovite crystals. Truly a museum piece.
Gilgit District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas)  Pakistan

Specimen size: 9.8 × 8 × 7.5 cm = 3.9” × 3.1” × 3.0”

Main crystal size: 3.8 × 3.4 cm = 1.5” × 1.3”




Beryl (variety aquamarine) with Muscovite. Front
Front
Beryl (variety aquamarine) with Muscovite. Side
Side
Beryl (variety aquamarine) with Muscovite. Side
Side
Beryl (variety aquamarine) with Muscovite. Close-up
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