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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


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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EUROPE (excl. Spain, Portugal and Romania)


Anatase on Albite
 

NB96AJ9: Doubly terminated dipyramidal Anatase crystal with the pinacoid on terminations. It is very bright with horizontal parallel growths and fine growth striation. It is on matrix with small and very well defined Albite crystals.
Dyrfonni, Viveli, Eidfjord, Hardangervidda, Hordaland  Norway

Specimen size: 2.7 × 2 × 1.5 cm = 1.1” × 0.8” × 0.6”

Main crystal size: 2.1 × 1 cm = 0.8” × 0.4”


Euro:180 / US$203 / Yen:21890 / AUD$289

Anatase on Albite. Front
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Anatase on Albite. Side
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MOROCCO


Vanadinite
Vanadinite. Front
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Vanadinite. Rear
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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”




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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”




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. Side
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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”




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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”




Vanadinite. Vanadinite.
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Vanadinite
Vanadinite. Front
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Vanadinite. Side
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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”




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SOUTH AMERICA (excl. Brazil)


Silver
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




Silver. Front
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Rhodochrosite
Rhodochrosite. 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”




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Rhodochrosite
 

TZ26AJ9: 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: 5.2 × 3.8 × 3 cm = 2.0” × 1.5” × 1.2”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.7 cm = 0.4” × 0.3”




Rhodochrosite. Rhodochrosite.
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Rhodochrosite
Rhodochrosite. Rhodochrosite.
 

TA99AJ9: 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: 8 × 6 × 5 cm = 3.1” × 2.4” × 2.0”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1 cm = 0.6” × 0.4”


Euro:560 / US$632 / Yen:68120 / AUD$900

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ASIA (excl. China)


Clinozoisite-Epidote Series
Clinozoisite-Epidote Series  

ND27AJ9: A complete floater crystal with flat recrystallization surfaces at the base. It is flattened with parallel growths, rich in terminal faces, very bright, transparent and has a very intense, deep and uniform color.
The sample is from the Ignacio Hernández collection whose label we will send to the buyer.
Alchuri, Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas)  Pakistan

Specimen size: 4.4 × 2.2 × 0.5 cm = 1.7” × 0.9” × 0.2”

Former collection of Ignacio Hernández


Euro:190 / US$214 / Yen:23110 / AUD$305

Clinozoisite-Epidote Series. Front
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Clinozoisite-Epidote Series. Rear
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