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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


Doubly terminated Calcite with Dolomite, Sphalerite and Pyrite
Doubly terminated Calcite with Dolomite, Sphalerite and Pyrite. Front
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Doubly terminated Calcite with Dolomite, Sphalerite and Pyrite. Rear
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Doubly terminated Calcite with Dolomite, Sphalerite and Pyrite. Top
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TM89AJ8: Great doubly terminated scalenohedral Calcite crystal with very well defined polycrystalline growths. It is translucent, very bright, with an intense yellow color, and on matrix with Sphalerite and Pyrite.
Sweetwater Mine, Ellington, Viburnum Trend District, Reynolds County, Missouri  USA

Specimen size: 15.4 × 7.8 × 5.4 cm = 6.1” × 3.1” × 2.1”

Main crystal size: 15.4 × 5.3 cm = 6.1” × 2.1”




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Copper with Calcite
Copper with Calcite  

TV46AJ8: Very aerial dendritic native Copper growths on matrix with aggregates of complex Calcite crystals that are translucent, bright, and have a pale pink color. This association of native Copper and well crystallized Calcite is known but rare at Keweenaw.
The sample is from the American mineral dealer Al McGuinness whose label we will send to the buyer.
Keweenaw Copper District, Ontonagon County, Michigan  USA

Specimen size: 11.4 × 7.5 × 5.1 cm = 4.5” × 3.0” × 2.0”




Copper with Calcite. Copper with Calcite.
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MEXICO


Hemimorphite
Hemimorphite.
Hemimorphite  

DP10AJ8: A radial growth on matrix of very aerial and well defined crystals with perfect terminations. They are translucent, bright and have a snowy white color.
The sample is from the Daunis collection whose label we will send to the buyer.
Santa Eulalia District, Municipio Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua  Mexico

Specimen size: 3.5 × 2.1 × 2 cm = 1.4” × 0.8” × 0.8”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 0.8 cm = 0.7” × 0.3”

Former collection of Lluís Daunis




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Selenium-rich Acanthite with Pyrite
 

TP66AJ8: Aerial growth of dodecahedral Acanthite crystals, a very unusual form for the species, some of them with “window” growths and partially coated by small Pyrite crystals. The sample has been analyzed, the analytic results indicating a high selenium content. We will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
The specimen has been reviewed, photographed and published as a new discovery in the magazine ‘Mineral Up’ on page 43 of the 2019/02 edition.
San José Mine, San José del Progreso, Municipìo San José del Progreso, Ocotlán District, Valles Centrales Region, Oaxaca  Mexico (2018)

Specimen size: 6.5 × 4.5 × 3.4 cm = 2.6” × 1.8” × 1.3”




Selenium-rich Acanthite with Pyrite. Selenium-rich Acanthite with Pyrite.
Selenium-rich Acanthite with Pyrite.
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CANADA


Quartz (Japan law twin)
Quartz (Japan law twin).
 

ET11AJ8: From a find between 2008 and 2011 by local prospectors at a not well known until today mineral locality. A group of crystals, one of them clearly dominant and aerial, with a very well defined Japan law twin with very sharp crystal forms, clear, colorless and bright.
Harrison Lake, Chilliwack, Regional District Fraser Valley, British Columbia  Canada (2008-2011)

Specimen size: 2.4 × 2.2 × 2 cm = 0.9” × 0.9” × 0.8”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 1 cm = 0.4” × 0.4”




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EUROPE (excl. Spain, Portugal and Romania)


Bornite after Chalcocite
Bornite after Chalcocite  

NK87AJ8: Aggregate of two Bornite (apparently after Chalcocite) crystals, both very well defined but with two very different shapes, one of them prismatic with a polycrystalline termination, while the second one is clearly tabular and forming a cyclic (“sixling”) twin.
The sample, an old English classic, is from the Carlos Prieto collection whose handwritten label we will send to the buyer.
Cornwall  England, United Kingdom

Specimen size: 2.1 × 1.4 × 1.6 cm = 0.8” × 0.6” × 0.6”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 1.7 cm = 0.7” × 0.7”

Former collection of Carlos Prieto Paramio




Bornite after Chalcocite. Front
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Bornite after Chalcocite. Rear
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Bornite after Chalcocite. Top
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Olivenite
Olivenite. Olivenite.
Olivenite.
 

MB89AJ8: Groups, on a Quartz matrix, of dipyramidal Olivenite crystals with very well defined faces and edges and polycrystalline growths. An English classic, unusually well crystallized. It is with an old handwritten label that we will send to the buyer.
Cornwall  England, United Kingdom

Specimen size: 5.3 × 3.4 × 2.4 cm = 2.1” × 1.3” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.3 cm = 0.2” × 0.1”




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Cuprite with Calcite
 

MD69AJ8: Very sharp octahedral Cuprite crystals that are bright with vivid reddish reflections and are on matrix with small Calcite crystals. An English classic of great quality for the locality and that is with an old handwritten label that we will send to the buyer.
Cornwall  England, United Kingdom

Specimen size: 4.4 × 3.4 × 2.1 cm = 1.7” × 1.3” × 0.8”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.6 cm = 0.3” × 0.2”




Cuprite with Calcite. Cuprite with Calcite.
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Bournonite on Siderite
Bournonite on Siderite. Bournonite on Siderite.
Bournonite on Siderite  

MA87AJ8: Group of twinned Bournonite crystals, very typical for the locality and a great classic for the species. The crystals, one of them clearly dominant, are very well defined, extraordinarily bright and are on matrix. An excellent German classic that is with an old paperboard collectible box with a transparent cover and handwritten notes that we also will send to the buyer.
The specimen has been reviewed, photographed and published in the magazine ‘Mineral Up’ on page 62 of the 2019/01 edition.

Horhausen, Flammersfeld, Altenkirchen (Westerwald), Siegerland, Rhineland-Palatinate/Rheinland-Pfalz  Germany

Specimen size: 3.6 × 3.2 × 1.5 cm = 1.4” × 1.3” × 0.6”

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




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FSU


Gold
Gold  

NE74AJ8: A native Gold pebble, complete and bright from one of the most classic gold localities in Russia.
The sample is from the Carlos Prieto collection whose handwritten label we will send to the buyer.
The specimen has been reviewed, photographed and published in the Russian magazine ‘Mineral Observer’ on page 71 in the volume 24, number 3
Asachinskoe deposit, Kamchatka Territory, Far-Eastern Region  Russia

Specimen size: 1.9 × 1.1 × 0.4 cm = 0.7” × 0.4” × 0.2”

Former collection of Carlos Prieto Paramio

Weight: 5.1 grams



Gold. Front
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Gold. Rear
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AFRICA (excl. Morocco)


Cuprite with Chrysocolla
Cuprite with Chrysocolla. Front
Front
Cuprite with Chrysocolla. Light behind
Light behind
Cuprite with Chrysocolla  

TC90AJ8: Group of crystals formed by the octahedron and the dodecahedron, partially flattened and deformed, translucent with a very deep red color, and on matrix with Malachite.
The sample is from the Edward L. Loye collection whose label we will send to the buyer.
Mashamba West Mine, Kolwezi District, Lualaba, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba)  Congo DR (Zaire)

Specimen size: 5.5 × 4.1 × 3.3 cm = 2.2” × 1.6” × 1.3”

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

Former collection of Edward R Loye



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BRAZIL


Bertrandite with Albite
 

TB27AJ8: Doubly terminated complete and twinned Bertrandite crystal with very well defined polycrystalline growths. It has a pearly luster with a snowy white color and it is on matrix with Albite. Really exceptional.
Golconda pegmatite, Governador Valadares, Vale do Rio Doce, Minas Gerais  Brazil (12/2016)

Specimen size: 7.7 × 6.4 × 3.7 cm = 3.0” × 2.5” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 2.8 × 2 cm = 1.1” × 0.8”

Minor fluorescence short UV




Bertrandite with Albite. Front
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Bertrandite with Albite. Rear
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Bertrandite with Albite.
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CHINA


Scheelite with Fluorite and Muscovite
Scheelite with Fluorite and Muscovite. Front
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Scheelite with Fluorite and Muscovite. Rear
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Scheelite with Fluorite and Muscovite. Top
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MH21AJ8: Complete and partially dipyramidal Scheelite crystal that is translucent, very bright and has a very intense orange color. It is partially coated by laminar Muscovite crystals and white cubic Fluorite crystals.
Mount Xuebaoding, Pingwu, Mianyang Prefecture, Sichuan Province  China (2016)

Specimen size: 6.5 × 5.9 × 6 cm = 2.6” × 2.3” × 2.4”

Extremely fluorescent short UV




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ASIA (excl. China)


Gold
 

TY43AJ8: Platy and dendritic, aerial and on matrix, Gold. The sample is from an Australian locality that is not well known. We will send the sample in its original Perkin’s box from the R.J. Noble collection, also containing the collection label on which appears “Kalgooorlie, 2007”
Idaho South pit, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Kalgoorlie-Boulder Shire, Western Australia  Australia

Specimen size: 2.5 × 2.1 × 1.5 cm = 1.0” × 0.8” × 0.6”

Former collection of Bob Noble




Gold. Gold.
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Gold
Gold. Gold.
 

TG93AJ8: Complete laminar Gold crystal with a sharp crystalline profile and edged by very well defined octahedral geometrical forms and fine striations. The sample is from an Australian locality that is not well known. We will send the sample in its original Perkin’s box from the R.J. Noble collection, also containing the collection label on which appears “Normandy 2007”
Bronzewing Mine, Bronzewing Goldfield (Mount McClure), Leonora Shire, Western Australia  Australia

Specimen size: 2.2 × 1 × 0.1 cm = 0.9” × 0.4” × 0.0”

Former collection of Bob Noble




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Gold
 

TA16AJ8: Floater group of very well defined octahedral crystals, some of them also showing the forms of the dodecahedron. The sample is from an Australian locality that is not well known. We will send the sample in its original Perkin’s box from the R.J. Noble collection, also containing the collection label on which appears “Kalgoorlie 2015” and that it had previously been in the Bill Powell collection.
Burbanks Gold Mine, Coolgardie, Coolgardie Shire, Western Australia  Australia

Specimen size: 1.5 × 1.2 × 1.3 cm = 0.6” × 0.5” × 0.5”

Former collection of Bob Noble




Gold. Gold.
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