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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


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Microcline with Quartz (variety smoky)
Microcline with Quartz (variety smoky). Front
Front
Microcline with Quartz (variety smoky). Side
Side
 

NP14AJ5: Microcline crystal with simple forms and skeletal growths and a smoky Quartz crystal with a very deep color and superficial recrystallization of white Quartz.
Mas Sever Quarry, Massabè (Mas Ceber), Sils, Comarca La Selva, Girona / Gerona, Catalonia  Spain (2004-2010)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 6.2 × 5.3 cm = 2.4” × 2.4” × 2.1”

Main crystal size: 5.2 × 4.1 cm = 2.0” × 1.6”




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Quartz (variety smoky) with Albite
Quartz (variety smoky) with Albite  

DP56AJ5: Group of smoky Quartz crystals with parallel growths, translucent, bright with red Hematite impregnations in some areas and with polycrystalline Albite growths. The sample is very unusual for both the locality and his shape. It is from the Daunis collection whose label we will send to the buyer.
La Arola, Comarca Osona, Girona / Gerona, Catalonia  Spain

Specimen size: 8.6 × 5.6 × 4.6 cm = 3.4” × 2.2” × 1.8”

Main crystal size: 8.4 × 4 cm = 3.3” × 1.6”

With copy of the handwritten note from the Daunis Collection




Quartz (variety smoky) with Albite. Front
Front
Quartz (variety smoky) with Albite. Side
Side
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Quartz (variety smoky) with Microcline
Quartz (variety smoky) with Microcline. Front
Front
Quartz (variety smoky) with Microcline. Top
Top
Quartz (variety smoky) with Microcline.
 

NB27AJ5: Very well defined smoky Quartz crystals with shades between gray and brown and on matrix with sharp Microcline crystals. From a more or less well-known locality but where only a few samples of this quality were collected.
Can Berenguer Hill, Gualba, Comarca Vallès Oriental, Barcelona, Catalonia  Spain (2015)

Specimen size: 13.7 × 9.5 × 6.6 cm = 5.4” × 3.7” × 2.6”

Main crystal size: 4.5 × 2 cm = 1.8” × 0.8”




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Silver with Acanthite and Calcite
 

PX76AJ5: Dendritic growths of very well defined, bright and elongated native Silver crystals, with small crystals and aggregates of Acanthite on a massive Calcite matrix.
Balcoll Mine, Falset, Comarca Priorat, Tarragona, Catalonia  Spain (11/2004)

Specimen size: 4.6 × 2.8 × 1.5 cm = 1.8” × 1.1” × 0.6”




Silver with Acanthite and Calcite. Front
Front
Silver with Acanthite and Calcite. Rear
Rear
Silver with Acanthite and Calcite.
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Silver with Acanthite and Calcite
Silver with Acanthite and Calcite. Silver with Acanthite and Calcite.
Silver with Acanthite and Calcite.
 

PM96AJ5: The sample on a massive Calcite matrix is uncommonly large. It has dendritic growths of very well defined elongated and bright crystals of native Silver with small crystals and aggregates of Acanthite.
Balcoll Mine, Falset, Comarca Priorat, Tarragona, Catalonia  Spain (11/2004)

Specimen size: 15.2 × 12.6 × 4.7 cm = 6.0” × 5.0” × 1.9”




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Magnesite with Dolomite
 

MT89AJ5: Groups of very sharp lenticular Magnesite crystals, translucent and bright with a pale pink color and on matrix with white rhombohedral Dolomite crystals. With a better definition than usual for Eugui Magnesites.
Azcárate Quarry, Eugui, Esteríbar, Comarca Auñamendi, Navarre, Autonomous Community of Navarre  Spain (±1990)

Specimen size: 11.2 × 8.1 × 4.9 cm = 4.4” × 3.2” × 1.9”

Main crystal size: 5.2 × 2.5 cm = 2.0” × 1.0”




Magnesite with Dolomite. Magnesite with Dolomite.
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Dolomite
Dolomite. Dolomite.
 

TT51AJ5: A group, on matrix, of sharp rhombohedral Dolomite crystals with very well defined interpenetration twins. They are transparent, very bright and colorless. A Spanish classic of great quality.
Asturreta Quarry, El pozo, Eugui, Esteríbar, Comarca Auñamendi, Navarre, Autonomous Community of Navarre  Spain (±1970)

Specimen size: 9.5 × 8.1 × 6.7 cm = 3.7” × 3.2” × 2.6”

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




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Twinned Dolomite
Twinned Dolomite  

MC93AJ5: Very aerial groups of rhombohedral twinned crystals that are transparent, very bright and colorless. An excellent Spanish classic with great quality and very esthetic.
Asturreta Quarry, El pozo, Eugui, Esteríbar, Comarca Auñamendi, Navarre, Autonomous Community of Navarre  Spain (±1970)

Specimen size: 9 × 8.7 × 6.8 cm = 3.5” × 3.4” × 2.7”

Main crystal size: 3.7 × 3.1 cm = 1.5” × 1.2”

Former collection of Raúl Sanabria




Twinned Dolomite. Front
Front
Twinned Dolomite. Side
Side
Twinned Dolomite. Twinned Dolomite.
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Galena with Siderite, Calcite and Pyrite
Galena with Siderite, Calcite and Pyrite. Galena with Siderite, Calcite and Pyrite.
 

MF27AJ5: Galena crystals on matrix, one of them clearly dominant, with the form of the cube truncated by the octahedron on the corners. The sample is of the best quality for the locality.
Aizpea claim, Cerain Mines, Zerain, Comarca Goyerri, Gipuzkoa / Guipúzcoa, Euskadi  Spain

Specimen size: 8.4 × 6.3 × 4.6 cm = 3.3” × 2.5” × 1.8”

Main crystal size: 3.1 × 2.2 cm = 1.2” × 0.9”




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Sphalerite with Siderite
Sphalerite with Siderite  

TA89AJ5: Complex Sphalerite crystals, transparent, extraordinarily bright and with a very deep and intense red-honey color. They are on matrix with yellowish brown rhombohedral Dolomite crystals. An excellent Spanish classic of the best quality for the locality.
From the Silvane and Chris Amo collections whose labels we will send to the buyer.
Troya Mine, Mutiloa, Comarca Goyerri, Gipuzkoa / Guipúzcoa, Euskadi  Spain

Specimen size: 6.7 × 6 × 4.2 cm = 2.6” × 2.4” × 1.7”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.5 cm = 0.2” × 0.2”

Former collection of Josep Amigó (Silvane)




Sphalerite with Siderite. Sphalerite with Siderite.
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Sphalerite with Dolomite and Chalcopyrite
Sphalerite with Dolomite and Chalcopyrite. Sphalerite with Dolomite and Chalcopyrite.
 

EF50AJ5: Complex Sphalerite crystals, very large for the locality, transparent, very bright with a deep and intense honey color and partially coated by bright Chalcopyrite microcrystals.
Troya Mine, Mutiloa, Comarca Goyerri, Gipuzkoa / Guipúzcoa, Euskadi  Spain

Specimen size: 14 × 11.3 × 7.8 cm = 5.5” × 4.4” × 3.1”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 1 cm = 0.5” × 0.4”




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Sphalerite
 

NM58AJ5: Polycrystalline growths of complex crystals with notable curvatures on faces and edges, transparent and with an excellent deep honey color. The back is a contact surface with a disappeared crystal, probably a scalenohedral Calcite.
Las Mánforas Mine, Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria  Spain

Specimen size: 3.3 × 2 × 1.2 cm = 1.3” × 0.8” × 0.5”




Sphalerite.
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Calcite with Fluorite
Calcite with Fluorite. Calcite with Fluorite.
 

NG27AJ5: Groups of complex Calcite crystals, very rich in faces with a predominant rhombohedron and a rounded shape. They are translucent and bright, slightly yellowish, and are on matrix with Fluorite. Very different than the usual Calcites form this prolific locality.
Moscona Mine, El Llano, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Comarca Avilés, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (06-07/2018)

Specimen size: 10.8 × 10.7 × 6.3 cm = 4.3” × 4.2” × 2.5”

Main crystal size: 4.1 × 3 cm = 1.6” × 1.2”

Minor fluorescence short UV




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Pyromorphite
 

NX14AJ5: A surface with small short prismatic Pyromorphite crystals on matrix. They are bright and have a very intense green color. The sample is from a well-known locality but where only a few significant samples have been obtained.
Monte Bedures, Meredo, Vegadeo, Comarca Eo-Navia, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (03/2007)

Specimen size: 4.8 × 2.4 × 1.6 cm = 1.9” × 0.9” × 0.6”

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




Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.
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Prehnite with Calcite, Orthoclase and Clinozoisite-Epidote (Series)
Prehnite with Calcite, Orthoclase and Clinozoisite-Epidote (Series). Prehnite with Calcite, Orthoclase and Clinozoisite-Epidote (Series).
Prehnite with Calcite, Orthoclase and Clinozoisite-Epidote (Series).
Prehnite with Calcite, Orthoclase and Clinozoisite-Epidote (Series)  

EB27AJ5: Spheroidal aggregates of Prehnite crystals that are well defined, translucent, with an excellent luster and a pale color, between green and yellow. They are on a matrix with Microcline, Clinozoisite and white tabular Calcite crystals.
The sample is from the Raúl Sanabria collection whose label we will send to the buyer.
Los Taberneros Quarry, (La Cabrera pluton), Los Taberneros, El Berrueco, Comarca Sierra Norte, Madrid, Community of Madrid  Spain (03/1999)

Specimen size: 14.5 × 8.2 × 5.8 cm = 5.7” × 3.2” × 2.3”

Former collection of Raúl Sanabria




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Microcline with Prehnite and Calcite
Microcline with Prehnite and Calcite  

EP67AJ5: Aerial group of Microcline crystals with a very well defined double Baveno-Manebach twin, and with echeloned parallel growths and partially coated by Prehnite crystals with a pale green color and white Calcite crystals.
The sample is from the Raúl Sanabria collection whose label we will send to the buyer.
Navazales Quarry, (La Cabrera pluton), Valdemanco, Comarca Sierra de Guadarrama, Madrid, Community of Madrid  Spain (04/2001)

Specimen size: 11.1 × 8.6 × 7.3 cm = 4.4” × 3.4” × 2.9”

Main crystal size: 6.6 × 5.1 cm = 2.6” × 2.0”

Former collection of Raúl Sanabria




Microcline with Prehnite and Calcite. Front
Front
Microcline with Prehnite and Calcite. Side
Side
Microcline with Prehnite and Calcite.
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Quartz (variety smoky) with Orthoclase
Quartz (variety smoky) with Orthoclase. Front
Front
Quartz (variety smoky) with Orthoclase. Side
Side
Quartz (variety smoky) with Orthoclase  

EQ47AJ5: Group of smoky colored crystals between transparent and translucent with white phantom growths, very bright and on matrix with Microcline.
The sample is from the Raúl Sanabria collection whose label we will send to the buyer.
Navazales II Quarry, (La Cabrera pluton), Valdemanco-Bustarviejo-Cabanillas de la Sierra-Navalafuente, Madrid, Community of Madrid  Spain (02/2001)

Specimen size: 10 × 7.4 × 6.8 cm = 3.9” × 2.9” × 2.7”

Main crystal size: 8.7 × 5.6 cm = 3.4” × 2.2”

Former collection of Raúl Sanabria




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Yuanfuliite with Hematite, Calcite and Diopside
 

NJ60AJ5: Felted aggregates of acicular to fibrous Yuanfuliite crystals. They are bright, have a honey color and they are on a lamproite rock matrix with Hematite and white spheroidal Calcite growths. Yuanfuliite is a rare borate, identified as a new species in 1994 and well described at Jumilla by M. Calvo in 2012 (Minerales y Minas de España, vol. 5, pg. 649-650)
Nuestra Señora del Carmen Mines, La Celia, Jumilla, Comarca Altiplano, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain (12/03/2016)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 4.6 × 2.1 cm = 2.5” × 1.8” × 0.8”

Main crystal size: 0.1 × 0.1 cm = 0.0” × 0.0”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV




Yuanfuliite with Hematite, Calcite and Diopside. Yuanfuliite with Hematite, Calcite and Diopside.
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Yuanfuliite with Hematite, Calcite and Diopside
Yuanfuliite with Hematite, Calcite and Diopside. Yuanfuliite with Hematite, Calcite and Diopside.
 

NE11AJ5: Felted aggregates of acicular to fibrous Yuanfuliite crystals. They are bright, have a honey color and they are on a lamproite rock matrix with Hematite and white spheroidal Calcite growths. Yuanfuliite is a rare borate, identified as a new species in 1994 and well described at Jumilla by M. Calvo in 2012 (Minerales y Minas de España, vol. 5, pg. 649-650)
Nuestra Señora del Carmen Mines, La Celia, Jumilla, Comarca Altiplano, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain (12/03/2016)

Specimen size: 6.1 × 5.2 × 4.3 cm = 2.4” × 2.0” × 1.7”

Main crystal size: 0.1 × 0.1 cm = 0.0” × 0.0”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV




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Sphalerite with Quartz
 

MR88AJ5: Groups of complex twinned Sphalerite crystals with the dominant forms of a tetrahedron, bright black and on matrix with small Quartz crystals.
José Maestre Tunnel, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, Portmán, La Unión, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain

Specimen size: 12.8 × 11.8 × 5.3 cm = 5.0” × 4.6” × 2.1”

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




Sphalerite with Quartz. Sphalerite with Quartz.
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Prehnite
Prehnite.
 

NP8AJ5: Globular growth, very aerial and on matrix, of translucent Prehnite with an intense green color. The Prehnites of Carchelejo are currently scarce.
Oficarsa Quarry, De las Culebras Hill, Carchelejo, Cárcheles, Comarca Sierra Mágina, Jaén, Andalusia  Spain (2002-2005)

Specimen size: 5.3 × 3.6 × 2 cm = 2.1” × 1.4” × 0.8”




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Prehnite
 

NJ9AJ5: Globular growth, very aerial and on matrix, of translucent Prehnite with an intense green color. The Prehnites of Carchelejo are currently scarce.
Oficarsa Quarry, De las Culebras Hill, Carchelejo, Cárcheles, Comarca Sierra Mágina, Jaén, Andalusia  Spain (2002-2005)

Specimen size: 5.4 × 3.4 × 2.1 cm = 2.1” × 1.3” × 0.8”




Prehnite.
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Andalusite with Quartz and Mica
Andalusite  with Quartz and Mica. Andalusite  with Quartz and Mica.
 

NR86AJ5: Andalusite crystals with simple forms and very well defined faces and edges and with excellent terminal faces. With an intense pink color with some lilac tonalities. They are on a matrix partially coated by leafy Muscovite aggregates. The sample is from a find, many years ago, in an area where access is currently prohibited.
Los Torilejos area, Hornachuelos, Comarca Valle Medio del Guadalquivir, Córdoba, Andalusia  Spain (1992)

Specimen size: 10.2 × 9 × 5.7 cm = 4.0” × 3.5” × 2.2”

Main crystal size: 4 × 1.2 cm = 1.6” × 0.5”




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Spinel with Calcite and Mica
 

MG86AJ5: Surficial aggregate of very sharp and bright octahedral Spinel crystals whose color is between mauve and violet. They are on a matrix with Calcite and Mica. Spinels from the Mijas area are undoubtably the best on the Iberian Peninsula.
Mijas Mountains, Mijas, Costa del Sol Occidental, Málaga, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 8.7 × 6.9 × 3.8 cm = 3.4” × 2.7” × 1.5”

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

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV


Euro:180 / US$202 / Yen:22000 / AUD$291

Spinel with Calcite and Mica. Spinel with Calcite and Mica.
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