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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


Rhodochrosite with Pyrite
Rhodochrosite with Pyrite. Rhodochrosite with Pyrite.
 

MX49AJ1: Druse with Rhodochrosite crystals formed by a prism with rhombohedral terminal faces and where two different growth phases can be clearly seen, an inner first one (perhaps Calcite further replaced by Rhodochrosite) that is translucent and with a more intense color, and a second one with a lighter pink color. The sample, from a classic US locality, shows on its lower edge small Pyrite crystals.
Emma Mine, Butte, Butte District, Silver Bow County, Montana  USA

Specimen size: 9 × 5.2 × 3.4 cm = 3.5” × 2.0” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.5 cm = 0.4” × 0.2”


Euro:420 / US$471 / Yen:52380 / AUD$670

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MEXICO


Chalcopyrite with Galena and Quartz
 

TM14AJ1: A novelty at Tucson 2019. Group of bright Chalcopyrite crystals with very well defined parallel growths partially coated by small epigenetic Galena crystals and implanted on a group of white, doubly terminated Quartz crystals.
El Bolivar Mine, Piedras Verdes (Triguito), Municipio Urique, Chihuahua  Mexico (10/2018)

Specimen size: 8.6 × 4.5 × 3.2 cm = 3.4” × 1.8” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 1.8 cm = 1.0” × 0.7”


Euro:90 / US$100 / Yen:11220 / AUD$143

Chalcopyrite with Galena and Quartz. Chalcopyrite with Galena and Quartz.
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Chalcopyrite on Quartz and with Calcite
Chalcopyrite on Quartz and with Calcite. Front
Front
Chalcopyrite on Quartz and with Calcite. Side
Side
 

TP6AJ1: A novelty at Tucson 2019. Bright Chalcopyrite crystals with very well defined parallel growths partially coated by small epigenetic Galena crystals and implanted on a group of white, doubly terminated Quartz crystals with very acute and well defined scalenohedral Calcite crystals.
El Bolivar Mine, Piedras Verdes (Triguito), Municipio Urique, Chihuahua  Mexico (10/2018)

Specimen size: 9 × 6.4 × 5.1 cm = 3.5” × 2.5” × 2.0”

Main crystal size: 2.3 × 2.1 cm = 0.9” × 0.8”

Calcite fluorescent short UV




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Chalcopyrite with Calcite
 

TQ26AJ1: A novelty at Tucson 2019. Floater group of bright Chalcopyrite crystals with very well defined parallel growths, with white Quartz crystals and doubly terminated scalenohedral Calcite crystals.
El Bolivar Mine, Piedras Verdes (Triguito), Municipio Urique, Chihuahua  Mexico (10/2018)

Specimen size: 7.2 × 4.6 × 4.2 cm = 2.8” × 1.8” × 1.7”

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

Calcite fluorescent short UV




Chalcopyrite with Calcite. Chalcopyrite with Calcite.
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Chalcopyrite with Quartz and Calcite
Chalcopyrite with Quartz and Calcite. Chalcopyrite with Quartz and Calcite.
 

TR96AJ1: A novelty at Tucson 2019. Groups of bright Chalcopyrite crystals with very well defined faces and edges and parallel growths, implanted on a group of white, doubly terminated Quartz crystals coated by small epigenetic Galena crystals and with small and very well defined scalenohedral Calcite crystals.
El Bolivar Mine, Piedras Verdes (Triguito), Municipio Urique, Chihuahua  Mexico (10/2018)

Specimen size: 12.1 × 7 × 3.8 cm = 4.8” × 2.8” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 1.3 cm = 0.6” × 0.5”

Calcite fluorescent short UV


Euro:220 / US$246 / Yen:27430 / AUD$351

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CANADA


Gypsum
 

MB47AJ1: Floater radial aggregate of thick Gypsum crystals that are very transparent and bright and have a pale yellow color. They have the particularity in that they are both fluorescent and phosphorescent under an ultraviolet light. The sample is from a classic Canadian locality.
Red River Floodway, Winnipeg, Winnipeg Capital Region, Manitoba  Canada (1996)

Specimen size: 8.1 × 7.4 × 6.1 cm = 3.2” × 2.9” × 2.4”

Main crystal size: 4 × 3.2 cm = 1.6” × 1.3”

Very fluorescent and phosphorescent




Gypsum. Front
Front
Gypsum. Rear
Rear
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EUROPE (excl. Spain, Portugal and Romania)


Celestine with Sulfur
Celestine with Sulfur. Celestine with Sulfur.
 

MA49AJ1: Celestine crystals with a prismatic shape, with good terminations, translucent, bright, with a snowy white color and implanted on a group of Sulfur crystals on matrix.
An excellent Italian classic that is from the Carles Manresa collection whose label we will send to the buyer.
Agrigento (Girgenti) Province, Sicily  Italy

Specimen size: 12 Χ 10.8 Χ 6.5 cm = 4.7”

Main crystal size: 1.5 Χ 0.6 cm = 0.6”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Carles Manresa




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Azurite with Malachite after Azurite
 

MX98AJ1: Druse of very well defined rhombic appearing Azurite crystals with polycrystalline growths, a very deep color and partially coated by Malachite.
Chessy-les-Mines, Les Bois d'Oingt, Villefranche-sur-Saτne, Rhτne, Auvergne-Rhτne-Alpes  France

Specimen size: 6.5 × 5.8 × 2.3 cm = 2.6” × 2.3” × 0.9”

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

Type locality


Euro:440 / US$493 / Yen:54870 / AUD$702

Azurite with Malachite after Azurite. Front
Front
Azurite with Malachite after Azurite. Rear
Rear
Azurite with Malachite after Azurite.
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Bournonite
Bournonite.
Bournonite  

MY96AJ1: Parallel group of very sharp, twinned Bournonite crystals with very well defined and bright faces and edges. An excellent miniature, a German classic from the Thomas P. Moore collection whose label we will send to the buyer.
Georg Mine, Horhausen, Flammersfeld, Altenkirchen (Westerwald), Siegerland, Rhineland-Palatinate/Rheinland-Pfalz  Germany

Specimen size: 3 × 2 × 1.9 cm = 1.2” × 0.8” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 1.4 cm = 0.9” × 0.6”

Former collection of Thomas P. Moore




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Acanthite with Dolomite
Acanthite with Dolomite  

ER47AJ1: Very sharp and very bright Acanthite crystals that are implanted on a matrix coated by rhombohedral Dolomite crystals between yellow and pale brown in color. An excellent German classic that was in the Moutet collection, at Marseille. With the sample we will send to the buyer an old label from the prestigious Deyrolle dealers, Paris.
Freiberg District, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony/Sachsen  Germany

Specimen size: 4.2 × 3.6 × 2.5 cm = 1.7” × 1.4” × 1.0”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.8 cm = 0.5” × 0.3”


Euro:260 / US$291 / Yen:32420 / AUD$415

Acanthite with Dolomite. Front
Front
Acanthite with Dolomite.
Acanthite with Dolomite. Top
Top
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MOROCCO


Proustite on Calcite
Proustite on Calcite. Proustite on Calcite.
 

TM68AJ1: A novelty at Tucson 2019. Prismatic Proustite crystals with excellent acute terminations, transparent, very bright and with an extraordinary ruby-red color. On a Calcite matrix.
Bouismas Mine, Bouismas, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Drβa Region  Morocco (12/2018)

Specimen size: 4.6 × 3.4 × 2.3 cm = 1.8” × 1.3” × 0.9”

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

Calcite minor fluorescence short UV

Euro:370 / US$415 / Yen:46140 / AUD$590

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Proustite with Calcite
 

TP90AJ1: A novelty at Tucson 2019. Groups of elongated prismatic Proustite crystals with excellent acute terminations, transparent, very bright with an extraordinary ruby-red color. On a Calcite matrix.
Bouismas Mine, Bouismas, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Drβa Region  Morocco (12/2018)

Specimen size: 5.4 × 3.6 × 2.4 cm = 2.1” × 1.4” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.2 cm = 0.4” × 0.1”

Calcite minor fluorescence short UV



Proustite with Calcite. Proustite with Calcite.
Proustite with Calcite.
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Proustite with Calcite
Proustite with Calcite. Proustite with Calcite.
 

TQ99AJ1: A novelty at Tucson 2019. Groups of elongated prismatic Proustite crystals with excellent acute terminations, transparent, very bright with an extraordinary ruby-red color. On a Calcite matrix.
Bouismas Mine, Bouismas, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Drβa Region  Morocco (12/2018)

Specimen size: 8.3 × 5.7 × 2.7 cm = 3.3” × 2.2” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.2 cm = 0.3” × 0.1”

Calcite minor fluorescence short UV

Euro:490 / US$549 / Yen:61110 / AUD$782

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Gold with Malachite, Chrysocolla and Quartz
 

EC71AJ1: Aerial arborescent growth of native Gold microcrystals on Quartz crystals and with Malachite and Chrysocolla intergrowths.
Bleida Far West Mine, Bleida, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Drβa Region  Morocco (2017-2018)

Specimen size: 3.6 × 2.2 × 1.8 cm = 1.4” × 0.9” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.2 cm = 0.5” × 0.1”




Gold with Malachite, Chrysocolla and Quartz. Gold with Malachite, Chrysocolla and Quartz.
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Beta-Roselite with Calcite
Beta-Roselite with Calcite. Beta-Roselite with Calcite.
 

MK91AJ1: Groups of very well defined, lenticular Beta-Roselite crystals that are translucent, bright, with a very deep color, are implanted on a matrix coated by transparent prismatic Calcite crystals that have rhombohedral terminations and with a uniform pale pink color. The sample has been analyzed and we will send to the buyer a copy of the analysis.
Agoudal Mines, Agoudal, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Drβa Region  Morocco (07/2018)

Specimen size: 8.2 × 5.4 × 7.7 cm = 3.2” × 2.1” × 3.0”

Calcite minor fluorescence short UV



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AFRICA (excl. Morocco)


Wulfenite
 

MK66AJ1: Floater group with two complete and very sharp Wulfenite crystals that are translucent, with inclusions, and with a very intense orange color. An excellent miniature from a locality considered as a classic for the species.
M'Fouati, M'Fouati District, Bouenza Department  Republic of the Congo

Specimen size: 2 × 2 × 0.5 cm = 0.8” × 0.8” × 0.2”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1.4 cm = 0.6” × 0.6”


Euro:160 / US$179 / Yen:19950 / AUD$255

Wulfenite.
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Chrysoberyl
Chrysoberyl. Front
Front
Chrysoberyl. Rear
Rear
 

MG67AJ1: Floater twinned Chrysoberyl crystals with very well defined parallel polycrystalline growths. It is translucent, bright and has an intense yellowish green color.
Ambatondrazaka District, Alaotra-Mangoro Region, Toamasina Province (Tamatave)  Madagascar

Specimen size: 4.6 × 3 × 1.5 cm = 1.8” × 1.2” × 0.6”




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Rb-rich Rhodizite with Elbaite, Quartz and Feldspar
 

MJ99AJ1: Very sharp dodecahedral Rhodizite crystals, well known by its high content of rubidium, translucent, bright, with a pale greenish yellow color and on matrix with Quartz, Feldspar and red Elbaite (rubellite variety) crystals.
Antsogombato Mine, Antsentsindrano, Anosiarivo Manapa, Betafo District, Vakinankaratra Region  Madagascar

Specimen size: 6.6 × 5.4 × 5.2 cm = 2.6” × 2.1” × 2.0”

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 1.2 cm = 0.5” × 0.5”

Feldspar fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV



Rb-rich Rhodizite with Elbaite, Quartz and Feldspar. Rb-rich Rhodizite with Elbaite, Quartz and Feldspar.
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BRAZIL


Xenotime-(Y)
Xenotime-(Y). Front
Front
Xenotime-(Y). Rear
Rear
Xenotime-(Y).
 

TA73AJ1: A novelty at Tucson 2019. Group of very well defined crystals, some of them completely or partially doubly terminated, formed by a prism and a terminal bipyramid, translucent, extraordinarily bright with a dark brown color with golden reflections due to abundant Rutile inclusions. An excellent miniature.
This specimen has been photographed and published as a novelty at the 2019 Tucson Show in the magazine "Lapis" number 03/2019, page 37
Ibiajara District, Rio do Pires, Bahia  Brazil (2018)

Specimen size: 2.6 × 2.2 × 1.3 cm = 1.0” × 0.9” × 0.5”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 0.6 cm = 0.7” × 0.2”




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SOUTH AMERICA (excl. Brazil)


Beryl (variety emerald) with Calcite
 

MG51AJ1: Short prismatic Beryl crystal (emerald variety) with very well defined faces and edges and an excellent, smooth pinacoidal termination, transparent, very bright, with an intense and uniform color and implanted on a matrix with Calcite. A high-level sample due its size and its transparency.
Muzo mining district, Western Emerald Belt, Boyacα Department  Colombia

Specimen size: 4.5 × 3.6 × 3.4 cm = 1.8” × 1.4” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.9 cm = 0.4” × 0.4”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV


Euro:680 / US$763 / Yen:84800 / AUD$1085

Beryl (variety emerald) with Calcite. Beryl (variety emerald) with Calcite.
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CHINA


Fluorite with Quartz
Fluorite with Quartz. Front
Front
Fluorite with Quartz. Side
Side
Fluorite with Quartz.
 

MF70AJ1: A novelty at Tucson 2019. Fluorite crystals with the dominant faces of the dodecahedron, with slightly rough surfaces that are with smaller and smooth cube faces. The crystals, very transparent and bright, are dichroic and their color varies from the blue to the green depending on the kind of light that is used. On a matrix with small Quartz crystals.
Quanzhou Prefecture, Fujian Province  China (2018)

Specimen size: 7.8 × 6.2 × 4.6 cm = 3.1” × 2.4” × 1.8”

Main crystal size: 4 × 3.6 cm = 1.6” × 1.4”




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ASIA (excl. China)


Beryl (variety aquamarine) with inclusions, Schorl and Albite
 

MB48AJ1: Beryl crystal (aquamarine variety) very rich with terminal faces, transparent, bright, with inclusions, with a uniform greenish blue color and on matrix with Albite, Schorl and leafy aggregates of Muscovite crystals.
Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas)  Pakistan

Specimen size: 4.2 × 1.4 × 1.3 cm = 1.7” × 0.6” × 0.5”

Main crystal size: 4.2 × 1.4 cm = 1.7” × 0.6”

Feldspar fluorescent short UV



Beryl (variety aquamarine) with inclusions, Schorl and Albite. Front
Front
Beryl (variety aquamarine) with inclusions, Schorl and Albite. Rear
Rear
Beryl (variety aquamarine) with inclusions, Schorl and Albite. Side
Side
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BOB NOBLE COLLECTION


Topaz with Bixbyte
Topaz with Bixbyte. Topaz with Bixbyte.
 

TE14AJ1: Group of very sharp topaz crystals on a rhyolite matrix. They have very well defined faces and edges, are bright and transparent with inclusions, and are with two very sharp cubic Bixbyite crystals.
We will send the sample in its original Perkin’s box from the R.J. Noble collection, also containing the collection label.
Thomas Range, Juab County, Utah  USA

Specimen size: 2.4 × 2.3 × 1.9 cm = 0.9” × 0.9” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1 cm = 0.8” × 0.4”

Former collection of Bob Noble




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Bournonite with Pyrite
 

TC6AJ1: Cyclic twinned Bournonite crystals with very well defined parallel polycrystalline growth on the prismatic faces and most of them totally or partially doubly terminated. They are very bright and are with groups of black Sphalerite crystals and small Pyrite crystals.
We will send the sample in its original Perkin’s box from the R.J. Noble collection, also containing the collection label.
Shaft 5, Baia Sprie, Maramures  Romania

Specimen size: 3.1 × 2.5 × 1.7 cm = 1.2” × 1.0” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.5 cm = 0.4” × 0.2”

Former collection of Bob Noble




Bournonite with Pyrite. Bournonite with Pyrite.
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Miersite with Azurite
Miersite with Azurite. Miersite with Azurite.
 

TD36AJ1: Spheroidal aggregates of small cubic Miersite crystals with a greenish-yellow color spread on an aggregate of platy translucent very bright Azurite crystals on a limonite matrix.
We will send the sample in its original Perkin’s box from the R.J. Noble collection, also containing the collection label.
Rubtsovskoe, Rudnyi Altai, Altaiskii Kray, Western-Siberian Region  Russia

Specimen size: 2.7 × 2.4 × 1.1 cm = 1.1” × 0.9” × 0.4”

Former collection of Bob Noble




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Copper after Aragonite
 

TF12AJ1: Complete and doubly terminated, prismatic Copper replacement. It has very sharp edges and faces.
We will send the sample in its original Perkin’s box from the R.J. Noble collection, also containing the collection label on which it appears that it had previously been in the Sullivan collection.
copper replacement. It has
Corocoro, Pacajes Province, La Paz Department  Bolivia

Specimen size: 1.6 × 1.4 × 1.6 cm = 0.6” × 0.6” × 0.6”

Former collection of Bob Noble




Copper after Aragonite. Copper after Aragonite.
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Epistilbite
Epistilbite. Epistilbite.
 

TB62AJ1: Bundle-like aggregates of very well defined Epistilbite crystals, translucent, bright and implanted on a basalt matrix.
We will send the sample in its original Perkin’s box from the R.J. Noble collection, also containing the collection label.TB62
Jalgaon District, Maharashtra  India

Specimen size: 3 × 2.7 × 1.4 cm = 1.2” × 1.1” × 0.6”

Former collection of Bob Noble


Euro:75 / US$84 / Yen:9350 / AUD$119

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Cinnabar with Dolomite
 

TG14AJ1: Elongated Cinnabar crystals with excellent rhombohedral terminal faces cut by the pinacoid. The crystals, on a matrix of rhombohedral Dolomite, are transparent, extraordinarily bright and have a very intense color.
We will send the sample in its original Perkin’s box from the R.J. Noble collection, also containing the collection label.
Chatian Mine, Chatian District, Fenghuang, Xiangxi Autonomous Prefecture, Hunan Province  China

Specimen size: 2.7 × 1.8 × 1 cm = 1.1” × 0.7” × 0.4”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.3 cm = 0.2” × 0.1”

Former collection of Bob Noble


Euro:90 / US$100 / Yen:11220 / AUD$143

Cinnabar with Dolomite. Cinnabar with Dolomite.
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