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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


MEXICO


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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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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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




Bournonite.
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MOROCCO


Proustite with Calcite
Proustite with Calcite. Proustite with Calcite.
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.
Aοt Ahmane, 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



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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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AFRICA (excl. Morocco)


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 and the magazine ‘Paragιnesis’, number 01/2019, page 79
Ibiajara District, Rio do Pires, Bahia, Northeast Region  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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CHINA


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”




Fluorite with Quartz. Front
Front
Fluorite with Quartz. Side
Side
Fluorite with Quartz.
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ASIA (excl. China)


Beryl (variety aquamarine) with inclusions, Schorl and Albite
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
 

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



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BOB NOBLE COLLECTION


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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