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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
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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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AFRICA (excl. Morocco)


Malachite XX
Malachite XX. Front
Front
Malachite XX. Side
Side
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”




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BRAZIL


Elbaite
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




Elbaite. Front
Front
Elbaite. Rear
Rear
Elbaite. Top
Top
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CHINA


Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite. Front
Front
Pyromorphite. Rear
Rear
Pyromorphite. Side
Side
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




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ASIA (excl. China)


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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