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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


Franklinite with Calcite
Franklinite with Calcite. Front
Front
Franklinite with Calcite. Rear
Rear
Franklinite with Calcite  

CR66AJ0: Octahedral Franklinite crystal on matrix with the classical shape of the samples from Franklin in the sixties of the last century. It has very well defined faces and edges which are slightly curved. An American classic from the type locality for the species.
The sample is from the Carles Curto collection whose label and catalog card we will send to the buyer.
Franklin, Franklin Mining District, Sussex County, New Jersey  USA

Specimen size: 2.5 × 2.5 × 2.1 cm = 1.0” × 1.0” × 0.8”

Former collection of Carles Curto




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MEXICO


Calcite with Hematite inclusions
 

MR89AJ0: Two generations of Calcite crystals, the first of them with an acute scalenohedral shape and rich in deep red Hematite inclusions, and the second one with more complex crystals that are colorless and transparent. A Mexican classic of great quality.
J North, 18-19 levels, Santa Eulalia District, Municipio Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua  Mexico (±1990)

Specimen size: 11.2 × 10.2 × 9.9 cm = 4.4” × 4.0” × 3.9”

Main crystal size: 9 × 5.2 cm = 3.5” × 2.0”

Fluorescence on the matrix short UV



Calcite with Hematite inclusions. Front
Front
Calcite with Hematite inclusions. Side
Side
Calcite with Hematite inclusions. Rear
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Hemimorphite
Hemimorphite. Hemimorphite.
 

MX13AJ0: Radial groups of very sharp, flattened Hemimorphite crystals with very well defined acute terminations, well differentiated, transparent, very bright and on a limonite matrix.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico

Specimen size: 7.2 × 5.3 × 2 cm = 2.8” × 2.1” × 0.8”

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




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Adamite
 

EP89AJ0: Botryoidal growths of Adamite crystals on a limonite matrix. They are very bright and have a lemon yellow color with greenish shades. The sample is from an ancient European collection whose label we will send to the buyer.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico

Specimen size: 12.5 × 10 × 2.4 cm = 4.9” × 3.9” × 0.9”

Fluorescent long & short UV




Adamite. Adamite.
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SPAIN


Quartz (variety amethyst) with Siderite
Quartz (variety amethyst) with Siderite. Quartz (variety amethyst) with Siderite.
 

NM86AJ0: Druse of Quartz (amethyst variety) crystals with a very short prism. They are transparent, very bright, with a uniform pale lilac color, and partially coated by small groups of Siderite crystals.
San Valentín open pit, Sancti Espíritu, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, La Unión, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain

Specimen size: 10.7 × 7.7 × 3 cm = 4.2” × 3.0” × 1.2”

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




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Quartz (variety amethyst) with Quartz (variety smoky)
Quartz (variety amethyst) with Quartz (variety smoky)  

NH28AJ0: Quartz (amethyst variety) crystals that are translucent, bright and have geometric color bands, deeper and denser on the edges.
The sample has great quality for the locality and is from the Jaume Vilalta collection whose label we will send to the buyer.
Soliva Quarry (AVE Quarry works), Can Sala, Riudarenes, Comarca La Selva, Girona/Gerona, Catalonia  Spain (06/2006)

Specimen size: 9.2 × 6.6 × 3.9 cm = 3.6” × 2.6” × 1.5”




Quartz (variety amethyst) with Quartz (variety smoky). Front
Front
Quartz (variety amethyst) with Quartz (variety smoky). Side
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SPANISH FLUORITE


Fluorite
Fluorite. Fluorite.
 

NJ86AJ0: Druse, on matrix, of cubic crystals prominantly beveled by dodecahedron faces. They are transparent, very bright, and have very well defined color zones, deeper on cube faces and clearer on dodecahedron faces. The sample is from recent finds at the La Viesca area.
La Viesca Mine, La Collada mining area, Huergo, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain

Specimen size: 8.6 × 8.4 × 5.6 cm = 3.4” × 3.3” × 2.2”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 1.1 cm = 0.5” × 0.4”




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Fluorite with Pyrite
 

NA52AJ0: Druse, on matrix, of crystals with sharp cube shape, transparent, very bright, colorless and with phantom growths. The edges are outlined by fine alignments of small Pyrite crystals. The sample, found in recent workings at the La Viesca area, is very different from the usual at this big mine.
La Viesca Mine, La Collada mining area, Huergo, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (2015)

Specimen size: 12.8 × 9.9 × 7.8 cm = 5.0” × 3.9” × 3.1”

Main crystal size: 3.7 × 3.4 cm = 1.5” × 1.3”




Fluorite with Pyrite. Fluorite with Pyrite.
Fluorite with Pyrite.
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ROMANIA


Pyrite with Sphalerite and Quartz
Pyrite with Sphalerite and Quartz. Pyrite with Sphalerite and Quartz.
 

EB96AJ0: Twinned Sphalerite crystals with polycrystalline growths. They are on matrix with Pyrite crystals and groups of clear Quartz crystals. It is from an “impossible” locality where it is very difficult to obtain anything decent nowadays.
Rodna Mountains, Maramures  Romania (1970-1980)

Specimen size: 12.4 × 8.5 × 10.7 cm = 4.9” × 3.3” × 4.2”

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

Former collection of Uwe Niemeyer


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