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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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Rhodochrosite with Quartz
Rhodochrosite with Quartz.
 

TB64AK2: Very sharp rhombohedral Rhodochrosite crystals with very marked polycrystalline growths on the surface of the faces, brighter and more vivid pink than usual in specimens from this locality. On matriz, with small Quartz crystals. A fine miniature.
Manuelita Mine, ↓1400 m., Morococha District, Yauli Province, Junín Department  Peru (03/2019)

Specimen size: 3.5 × 3.3 × 2.6 cm = 1.4” × 1.3” × 1.0”




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Rhodochrosite with Sphalerite
 

TC67AK2: Very sharp rhombohedral Rhodochrosite crystals, with very distinct polycrystalline growths on the surface of the faces, bright and more intense pink than usual in specimens from this locality. On matrix, with small aggregates of Sphalerite crystals.
Manuelita Mine, ↓1400 m., Morococha District, Yauli Province, Junín Department  Peru (03/2019)

Specimen size: 5.7 × 3.6 × 3.5 cm = 2.2” × 1.4” × 1.4”

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




Rhodochrosite with Sphalerite. Rhodochrosite with Sphalerite.
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Rhodochrosite with Quartz
Rhodochrosite with Quartz. Front
Front
Rhodochrosite with Quartz. Side
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Rhodochrosite with Quartz. Rhodochrosite with Quartz.
 

TG91AK2: A matrix piece of very sharp rhombohedral Rhodochrosite crystals with very distinct polycrystalline growths on the surface of the faces, lustrous and more vivid pink than usual in the specimens from this deposit. Outstanding, among the best found in this locality, both for its definition and its color. This piece was photographed and featured in the magazine "Le Règne Minéral", number 148, page 29.
Manuelita Mine, ↓1400 m., Morococha District, Yauli Province, Junín Department  Peru (03/2019)

Specimen size: 8.3 × 6.7 × 4 cm = 3.3” × 2.6” × 1.6”

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




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THE CASADO MARGOLLES COLLECTION


Celestine with Fluorite
 

GV86AK2: Parallel growth of very sharp, colorless transparent, lustrous, tabular to lamellar Celestine crystals, with a group of Fluorite crystals of cubic habit, one of them clearly dominant, with polycrystalline growths, transparent, lustrous, and a uniform lilac color. The specimen is from the Casado Margolles collection (reg. FRM80), whose card we will send to the buyer.
Tule Mine, Melchor Múzquiz, Municipio Melchor Múzquiz, Coahuila (Coahuila de Zaragoza)  Mexico

Specimen size: 9.2 × 7.3 × 1.5 cm = 3.6” × 2.9” × 0.6”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 1.4 cm = 0.6” × 0.6”

Minor fluorescence short UV

Former collection of Casado Margolles




Celestine with Fluorite. Front
Front
Celestine with Fluorite. Rear
Rear
Celestine with Fluorite.
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Fluorite with Quartz
Fluorite with Quartz. Front
Front
Fluorite with Quartz. Side
Side
Fluorite with Quartz.
 

GJ47AK2: Fluorite crystals of cubic habit with polycrystalline growths, between translucent and transparent, of a very intense and uniform violet color. On matrix, with small crystals of Quartz and Barite. A Spanish classic that comes to us via the Casado Margolles collection (reg. FB9), whose collection card we will send to the buyer.
La Cabaña, Berbes mining area, Valdelmar, Berbes, Ribadesella, Comarca Oriente, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (±1980)

Specimen size: 10.6 × 8.4 × 7.4 cm = 4.2”

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

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Former collection of Casado Margolles




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Erythrite with Calcite
 

GQ13AK2: Very sharp Erythrite crystal, with distinct parallel growths, very bright and uniform color and implanted on matrix, with small crystals of Calcite. The specimen is from the Casado Margolles collection (reg. V37), whose collection card we will send to the buyer.
Bou Azzer Mine, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Drâa Region  Morocco (±2005)

Specimen size: 5.1 × 3.7 × 3.9 cm = 2.0” × 1.5” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 0.4 cm = 0.5” × 0.2”

Former collection of Casado Margolles




Erythrite with Calcite. Erythrite with Calcite.
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THE PHILIPPE MORELON COLLECTION


Fluorite
Fluorite. Front
Front
Fluorite. Side
Side
 

LZ51AK2: Group of Fluorite crystals of cubic habit, with polycrystalline growths on the faces, finely beveled by the rhombodecahedron, transparent, with inclusions, very lustrous and colorless, with very pale blue-lilac tones, more intense on the edges. A Spanish classic that comes from the Philippe Morelon collection (No. 707), whose catalogue entry we will send to the buyer.
Emilio Mine, Obdulia vein, Caravia mining area, La Rubiera, Loroñe, Colunga, Comarca de la Sidra, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain

Specimen size: 6.4 × 5.1 × 2.8 cm = 2.5” × 2.0” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 5 × 3.6 cm = 2.0” × 1.4”

Former collection of Philippe Morelon




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Vanadinite
 

LX69AK2: Druse of thick tabular crystals with well defined pyramidal faces, some of them with parallel polycrystalline growths that form palisades with aesthetic twists. The extraordinarily lustrous crystals are a very bright and uniform red-magenta color, lighter and matte in the back. The specimen is from the Philippe Morelon collection (No. 659), whose catalogue entry we will send to the buyer.
Mibladen (Mibladen mining district), Midelt, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2010)

Specimen size: 5.1 × 4.2 × 1.8 cm = 2.0” × 1.7” × 0.7”

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

Former collection of Philippe Morelon




Vanadinite. Vanadinite.
Vanadinite.
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Calcite
Calcite. Calcite.
 

LB67AK2: Group of Calcite crystals formed by a prism with slightly curved faces, with parallel polycrystalline growths on the surface and with the terminal faces being a smooth rhombohedron. The crystals, translucent and honey yellow, exhibit very well defined phantom scalenohedral growths. The specimen is from the Philippe Morelon collection (No. 644), whose catalogue entry we will send to the buyer.
Bouismas Mine, Bouismas, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Drâa Region  Morocco (2010)

Specimen size: 10.3 × 8.2 × 2.5 cm = 4.1” × 3.2” × 1.0”

Main crystal size: 3.2 × 2.2 cm = 1.3” × 0.9”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Philippe Morelon




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