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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


THE PHILIPPE MORELON COLLECTION


Fluorite with inclusions
Fluorite with inclusions. Fluorite with inclusions.
 

LM68AK0: Group of crystals with very marked polycrystalline growths on the surface of the faces, transparent and bright, with inclusions and a very marked color change due a phantom growth, yellowish at the nucleus of the crystals and colorless-reddish on the surface. A French classic. The sample is from the Philippe Morelon collection (number 980) whose label, which includes more information on the back, will be sent to the buyer.
Chaillac Mine, Rossignol vein, Chaillac, Le Blanc, Indre, Centre-Val de Loire  France (1995)

Specimen size: 12.4 × 9.8 × 3.1 cm = 4.9” × 3.9” × 1.2”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 1.6 cm = 0.7” × 0.6”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Philippe Morelon




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Quartz
 

LT49AK0: Group of Quartz crystals with two clearly differentiated generations, one of them crystals with the prism edges slightly curved, transparent, bright and colorless and the second generation with very fine, also colorless and extraordinarily bright acicular crystals. The specimen, of high quality for a not so well-known locality, is from the Philippe Morelon collection (number 533) whose label, which includes more information on the back, will be sent to the buyer.
Saint-Pierre-d'Allevard, Cr๊ts en Belledonne, Haut-Gr้sivaudan, Grenoble, Is่re, Auvergne-Rh๔ne-Alpes  France (1980)

Specimen size: 9 × 7.8 × 4.9 cm = 3.5” × 3.1” × 1.9”

Main crystal size: 2.3 × 0.8 cm = 0.9” × 0.3”

Former collection of Philippe Morelon




Quartz. Quartz.
Order
Pyromorphite with Quartz
Pyromorphite with Quartz. Front
Front
Pyromorphite with Quartz. Rear
Rear
Pyromorphite with Quartz.
 

LT46AK0: Druse of Pyromorphite crystals on a Quartz matrix with very well defined faces and edges, some of them doubly terminated, with slightly curved edges and perfect terminal faces, translucent, very bright and a grass green color that is extraordinarily intense and very uniform. The sample is from the Philippe Morelon collection (number 1479) whose label, which includes more information on the back, will be sent to the buyer.
Mine des Farges (Les Farges Mine), Ussel, Corr่ze, Nouvelle-Aquitaine  France

Specimen size: 6.5 × 4.2 × 2.9 cm = 2.6” × 1.7” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.2 cm = 0.3” × 0.1”

Former collection of Philippe Morelon


Euro:1400 / US$1565 / Yen:166050 / AUD$2312

Reservado
Baryte with inclusions
 

LN58AK0: Very sharp crystal with very marked parallel growths, a tabular-laminar habit, bright and transparent to translucent, with inclusions and with the edges profiled by a snowy white geometric zoning. The specimen, found on an area near the old Le Mure mine, is from the Philippe Morelon collection (number 349) whose label, which includes more information on the back, will be sent to the buyer.
La Mure area, La Mure, Matheysine-Tri่ves, Grenoble, Is่re, Auvergne-Rh๔ne-Alpes  France (04/2012)

Specimen size: 9.7 × 7.6 × 0.6 cm = 3.8” × 3.0” × 0.2”

Former collection of Philippe Morelon


Euro:360 / US$398 / Yen:42390 / AUD$587

Baryte with inclusions. Front
Front
Baryte with inclusions. Rear
Rear
Reservado
Azurite with Malachite after Azurite
Azurite with Malachite after Azurite. Azurite with Malachite after Azurite.
Azurite with Malachite after Azurite.
 

LY30AK0: Group of equidimensional crystals of Azurite with sharp faces and edges, very bright colors and partially covered by a cute group of Malachite after Azurite crystals. A French classic from the Philippe Morelon collection (number 345) whose label, which includes more information on the back, will be sent to the buyer.
Chessy-les-Mines, Les Bois d'Oingt, Villefranche-sur-Sa๔ne, Rh๔ne, Auvergne-Rh๔ne-Alpes  France (1998)

Specimen size: 5.2 × 4.6 × 2.6 cm = 2.0” × 1.8” × 1.0”

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

Former collection of Philippe Morelon


Euro:540 / US$603 / Yen:64040 / AUD$892

Reservado
Azurite with Malachite
 

LV47AK0: Group of doubly terminated crystals of Azurite with an elongated habit, very sharp faces and edges, complex terminations, very bright colors and partially coated by Malachite after Azurite. The sample is from the Philippe Morelon collection (number 1011) whose label, which includes more information on the back, will be sent to the buyer.
Shaft IX (Puit IX), Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (1990)

Specimen size: 4.2 × 4 × 2.2 cm = 1.7” × 1.6” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 3.7 × 1.2 cm = 1.5” × 0.5”

Former collection of Philippe Morelon




Azurite with Malachite. Front
Front
Azurite with Malachite. Side
Side
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Zoisite (variety tanzanite)
Zoisite (variety tanzanite). Front
Front
Zoisite (variety tanzanite). Rear
Rear
Zoisite (variety tanzanite). Top
Top
 

LA73AK0: Zoisite (variety tanzanite) with very well defined crystalline forms, perfect terminal faces, transparent, extraordinarily bright and with a very intense, deep and uniform lavender blue color. A little gem from the Philippe Morelon collection (number 422) whose label, which includes more information on the back, will be sent to the buyer.
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region  Tanzania (2013)

Specimen size: 1.8 × 1.1 × 1.2 cm = 0.7” × 0.4” × 0.5”

Former collection of Philippe Morelon




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Fluorite with inclusions
 

LP89AK0: Group of very sharp, transparent and very bright crystals with small inclusions, almost colorless but with intense and fine violet colors on the edges. The specimen, of extraordinary quality for what is known at the site, is from the Philippe Morelon collection (number 803) whose label, which includes more information on the back, will be sent to the buyer.
Hammam-Zriba Mine, Zriba, Zaghouan Governorate  Tunisia (2008)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 4.3 × 4.5 cm = 2.4” × 1.7” × 1.8”

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

Former collection of Philippe Morelon


Euro:480 / US$536 / Yen:56930 / AUD$792

Fluorite with inclusions. Front
Front
Fluorite with inclusions. Top
Top
Reservado
Beryl (variety aquamarine) with Albite, Muscovite and Spessartine
Beryl (variety aquamarine) with Albite, Muscovite and Spessartine. Front
Front
Beryl (variety aquamarine) with Albite, Muscovite and Spessartine. Rear
Rear
Beryl (variety aquamarine) with Albite, Muscovite and Spessartine.
 

LL93AK0: Beryl crystals (variety aquamarine) with very good definition of the faces and edges, transparent, bright with an attractive light blue color with shades of green and good terminal faces, partially coated by white Albite crystals and with a small Spessartine crystal and a leafy Muscovite aggregate. The specimen, very aesthetic, is from the collection of Philippe Morelon (number 709) whose label, which includes more information on the back, we will send to the buyer.
Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas)  Pakistan

Specimen size: 7.4 × 2.6 × 2.7 cm = 2.9” × 1.0” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 7.2 × 0.8 cm = 2.8” × 0.3”

Former collection of Philippe Morelon


Euro:840 / US$939 / Yen:99630 / AUD$1387

Reservado

THE CASADO MARGOLLES COLLECTION


Fluorite with Creedite
 

GD27AK0: Flattened Fluorite crystal, not well formed with curious forms of dissolution, transparent, very bright, with an uniform pale green color and perched in a matrix of Creedite crystals. The sample is from the Casado Margolles collection (number FRM 78) whose record we will send to the buyer.
Navidad Mine, Abasolo, Rodeo, Municipio de Rodeo, Durango  Mexico (±2005)

Specimen size: 4.3 × 3.5 × 4.1 cm = 1.7” × 1.4” × 1.6”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 1.5 cm = 0.7” × 0.6”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Casado Margolles




Fluorite with Creedite. Fluorite with Creedite.
Order
Fluorite with Quartz and Calcite
Fluorite with Quartz and Calcite. Fluorite with Quartz and Calcite.
 

GP87AK0: Crystals of cubic habit beveled by the dodecahedron, between transparent and translucent, bright with an uniform lilac color and perched in a matrix covered by transparent crystals of Quartz. A classic Asturian specimen from the Casado Margolles collection (number FRMO 10) whose record we will send to the buyer.
La Viesca Mine, La Collada mining area, Huergo, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (±1992)

Specimen size: 9 × 6.2 × 7.4 cm = 3.5” × 2.4” × 2.9”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 1.8 cm = 0.9” × 0.7”

Former collection of Casado Margolles




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Fluorite with inclusions and Calcite
 

GA90AK0: Fluorite crystals that are transparent, very bright and colorless, on a matrix with white scalenohedral Calcite crystals. The sample is from the Casado Margolles collection (number FAE 2) whose record we will send to the buyer.
Emilio Mine, Obdulia vein, Caravia mining area, La Rubiera, Loro๑e, Colunga, Comarca de la Sidra, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (±1994)

Specimen size: 12.4 × 11.4 × 6.3 cm = 4.9” × 4.5” × 2.5”

Main crystal size: 2.3 × 2.2 cm = 0.9” × 0.9”

Former collection of Casado Margolles


Euro:580 / US$648 / Yen:68790 / AUD$958

Fluorite with inclusions and Calcite. Fluorite with inclusions and Calcite.
Reservado
Fluorite with Baryte
Fluorite with Baryte. Front
Front
Fluorite with Baryte. Light behind
Light behind
Fluorite with Baryte.
 

GG96AK0: Group of crystals with dominant cube shapes beveled by the dodecahedron, transparent, very bright and with an extraordinarily intense, uniform and deep color. With minor Baryte. The specimen, of very high quality, comes from the Casado Margolles collection (number FB 56) whose record we will send to the buyer.
La Caba๑a, Berbes mining area, Valdelmar, Berbes, Ribadesella, Comarca Oriente, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain

Specimen size: 12.3 × 10.7 × 6.4 cm = 4.8” × 4.2” × 2.5”

Main crystal size: 6 × 5 cm = 2.4” × 2.0”

Former collection of Casado Margolles




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Fluorite (variety antozonite) with Quartz
 

GG37AK0: Group of octahedral Fluorite crystals on a matrix of white Quartz crystals, with polycrystalline surfaces showing the faces of the cube. The crystals have an unusual black color for Fluorite (antozonite variety). The sample is from the Casado Margolles collection (number FRM 48) whose record we will send to the buyer.
Akchatau, Karaganda Region  Kazakhstan

Specimen size: 8.1 × 6.4 × 2.7 cm = 3.2” × 2.5” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.5 cm = 0.8” × 0.6”

Former collection of Casado Margolles


Euro:230 / US$257 / Yen:27280 / AUD$379

Fluorite (variety antozonite) with Quartz. Fluorite (variety antozonite) with Quartz.
Reservado
Octahedral Fluorite with Quartz (variety smoky) and Microcline
Octahedral Fluorite with Quartz (variety smoky) and Microcline. Octahedral Fluorite with Quartz (variety smoky) and Microcline.
 

GX96AK0: Two octahedral crystals, one of them dominant, translucent with a uniform light green color and perched in a Microcline matrix partially covered by white Quartz crystals. The sample is from the Casado Margolles collection (number FRM 136) whose record we will send to the buyer.
Kent Massif, Karkaraly District, Karaganda Region  Kazakhstan

Specimen size: 9.2 × 7.5 × 3,2 cm = 3.6” × 3.0” × 1.2”

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

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Casado Margolles


Euro:190 / US$212 / Yen:22530 / AUD$313

Reservado
Fluorite
 

GE27AK0: Group of crystals with a very unusual double habit, with two growth phases very marked by the difference in color. A first one that forms a very intense and bright violet octahedral interior, only visible because the second phase, whitish in color and somewhat less bright, with the shapes of the cube and octahedron, allows the tips of the former octahedron to stand out, like small pyramids on a plane. The sample is from the Casado Margolles collection (number FRM 270) whose record we will send to the buyer.
Tounfit, Boumia, Midelt Province, Drโa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 12.4 × 7.6 × 4.2 cm = 4.9” × 3.0” × 1.7”

Main crystal size: 4.5 × 3.7 cm = 1.8” × 1.5”

Former collection of Casado Margolles




Fluorite. Fluorite.
Order
Fluorite
Fluorite. Front
Front
Fluorite. Top
Top
 

GL27AK0: Group of two sharp crystals of cubic habit with curious forms of dissolution on its base, very bright and with a pale green color whose transparency allows one to see a polycrystalline phantom growth that stands out for the intense violet color on the edges. The sample is from the Casado Margolles collection (number FRM 68) whose record we will send to the buyer.
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province  China (±2005)

Specimen size: 5.7 × 3.3 × 3.2 cm = 2.2” × 1.3” × 1.3”

Former collection of Casado Margolles




Order
Fluorite with Quartz
 

GC29AK0: Group of cubo-octahedral crystals whose forms are disguised due to the intense polycrystalline growth which is translucent, bright with an uniform green color and on a Quartz matrix. The sample is from the Casado Margolles collection (number FRM 212) whose file we will send to the buyer.
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province  China (±2006)

Specimen size: 10.3 × 8.1 × 4.8 cm = 4.1” × 3.2” × 1.9”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Casado Margolles




Fluorite with Quartz. Fluorite with Quartz.
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