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Initial Ste. Marie 2019 Update

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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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Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.
Pyromorphite  

NC88AJ9: Group of prismatic Pyromorphite crystals with very well defined faces and edges and flat pinacoidal terminations, while some of them have polycrystalline or hollowed terminations. Luster, color and esthetics are excellent. An American classic.
The sample is from the Ignacio Hernández collection whose label we will send to the buyer.
Bunker Hill Mine, Jersey Vein, 9th level, Bunker Hill properties, Kellogg, Coeur d'Alene District, Shoshone County, Idaho  USA

Specimen size: 3.8 × 2.8 × 3.2 cm = 1.5” × 1.1” × 1.3”

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

Former collection of Ignacio Hernández




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MOROCCO


Vanadinite
 

EB48AJ9: From a recent find, found deeper than usual at the Koudiat Mohamedine area. Parallel polycrystalline aggregates forming a feather-like growth of crystals with a tabular shape, extraordinarily bright with a very vivid and uniform magenta-red color and slightly mat on the back side.
Coud'a, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (05/2019)

Specimen size: 4 × 2.2 × 0.6 cm = 1.6” × 0.9” × 0.2”




Vanadinite. Front
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Vanadinite. Rear
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Vanadinite.
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Vanadinite
Vanadinite. Front
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Vanadinite. Rear
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Vanadinite.
 

EA91AJ9: From a recent find, found deeper than usual at the Koudiat Mohamedine area. Parallel polycrystalline aggregates forming a feather-like growth of crystals with a thick tabular shape, a lot of them doubly terminated, extraordinarily bright with a very vivid and uniform magenta-red color and slightly mat on the back.
Coud'a, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (05/2019)

Specimen size: 7 × 3 × 1 cm = 2.8” × 1.2” × 0.4”




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Vanadinite
 

EF73AJ9: From a recent find, found deeper than usual at the Koudiat Mohamedine area. Parallel polycrystalline aggregates forming walls with esthetic twisting and feather-like growths of crystals with a tabular shape, a lot of them doubly terminated, some with hollow growths, extraordinarily bright with a very vivid and uniform magenta-red color and slightly mat on the back side.
Coud'a, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (05/2019)

Specimen size: 5.4 × 4.4 × 3.6 cm = 2.1” × 1.7” × 1.4”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 1.9 cm = 1.0” × 0.7”




Vanadinite. Front
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Vanadinite. Rear
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Vanadinite.
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Vanadinite
Vanadinite. Vanadinite.
 

EC92AJ9: The sample is from a find made at the Coud’a area in the first months of 2019, found much deeper than usual. Short prismatic crystals on matrix, some of them doubly terminated, extraordinarily bright and with a very intense reddish-brownish color with orange shades.
Mohamedine, Coud'a, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (01-02/2019)

Specimen size: 9 × 5 × 3 cm = 3.5” × 2.0” × 1.2”

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




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Vanadinite
 

ED67AJ9: This magnificent sample comes from a find made at the Coud’a area in the first months of 2019, found much deeper than usual. Large crystals with a thick tabular shape, a lot of them doubly terminated, bright and with a very vivid reddish-brownish color with orange shades.
Mohamedine, Coud'a, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (01-02/2019)

Specimen size: 12 × 8.6 × 6.7 cm = 4.7” × 3.4” × 2.6”

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




Vanadinite. Front
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Vanadinite. Side
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Vanadinite.
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SOUTH AMERICA (excl. Brazil)


Silver
Silver. Front
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Silver. Rear
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Silver  

NR89AJ9: Very aerial arborescent growths of native Silver on a Calcite matrix. The sample, esthetically very fine, is from a locality were native Silver is well known but only sporadically offers good pieces for
The sample is from the Ignacio Hernández collection whose label we will send to the buyer.
Uchucchacua Mine, Oyón Province, Lima Department  Peru

Specimen size: 4.4 × 3.3 × 2.5 cm = 1.7” × 1.3” × 1.0”

Former collection of Ignacio Hernández




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Rhodochrosite
 

TC6AJ9: Druse on matrix of sharp rhombohedral crystals with polycrystalline surfaces, bright and with a very intense and vivid pink color. The sample is from a recent find very deep in the Manuelita mine that has offered samples of better quality that those previously known.
Manuelita Mine, ↓1400 m., Morococha District, Yauli Province, Junín Department  Peru (03/2019)

Specimen size: 4.1 × 2.6 × 2.2 cm = 1.6” × 1.0” × 0.9”

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




Rhodochrosite. Rhodochrosite.
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