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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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Gold (variety electrum)
Gold (variety electrum). Gold (variety electrum).
 

TQ74AK4: Arborescent aggregate of Gold crystals (electrum variety) very rich in silver (27% approx.), leafy and with finely serrated edges. The specimen comes from a unique find made in a previously unknown mine. We will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer of the specimen.
R.J. Roberts lode, Willow Creek District, Pershing County, Nevada  USA (2015)

Specimen size: 2.8 × 2.4 × 0.8 cm = 1.1” × 0.9” × 0.3”

Weight: 3.6 grams



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Gold
 

ER97AK4: Arborescent aggregate of Gold crystals, some of them leafy, others hooked and some with defined crystalline forms. The specimen comes from a mine from which one rarely sees any specimens.
Dixie Mine, Idaho Springs, Ute Creek Mining District, Clear Creek County, Colorado  USA

Specimen size: 3.1 × 2.9 × 2 cm = 1.2” × 1.1” × 0.8”

Weight: 16.5 grams



Gold. Front
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Gold. Rear
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Gold.
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SPAIN

Quartz (variety smoky)
Quartz (variety smoky). Front
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Quartz (variety smoky). Light behind
Light behind
Quartz (variety smoky). Top
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Quartz (variety smoky)  

DH26AK4: Full crystal, with highly profiled polycrystalline terminations with the base recrystallized as the start of a scepter growth. The specimen, transparent, bright and of a very deep and uniform smoky color, comes from a completely lost locality and is from the Daunis collection, which in the 1970s to ‘80s was a reference collection for local field collectors in the Barcelona area.
Les Mallorquines, Sils, Comarca La Selva, Girona / Gerona, Catalonia  Spain

Specimen size: 6.7 × 3 × 2.6 cm = 2.6” × 1.2” × 1.0”

With copy of the handwritten note from the Daunis Collection




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Sphalerite
Sphalerite  

NB37AK4: Group of complex crystals of Sphalerite with faces and edges much more defined than usual at this locality, very bright, between translucent and transparent and very bright and deep color tones.
The specimen comes from the collection of Carlos González Bargueño, whose label we will send to the buyer.
Las Mánforas Mine, nivel 3, Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria  Spain (2004)

Specimen size: 4.4 × 2.7 × 1.9 cm = 1.7” × 1.1” × 0.7”

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

Former collection of Carlos González Bargueño




Sphalerite. Front
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Sphalerite. Light behind
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SPANISH FLUORITE

Fluorite with Quartz
Fluorite with Quartz. Fluorite with Quartz.
 

NE36AK4: Two cubic crystals, one of them clearly dominant and with a thin bevel formed by the rhombic dodecahedron. The two crystals are translucent, uniform lilac in color and on matrix, with small white Quartz crystals.
Llamas Quarry, Obdulia vein, Caravia mining area, Las Cabañas, Duyos, Caravia, Comarca Oriente, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain

Specimen size: 9.3 × 6.3 × 2.5 cm = 3.7” × 2.5” × 1.0”

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 1.1 cm = 0.5” × 0.4”




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EUROPE (excl. Spain, Portugal and Romania)

Phosgenite
Phosgenite  

MF26AK4: Matrix crystals, one of them clearly dominant, with parallel growths and excellent terminal faces. Translucent and uniform color.
An excellent Italian classic from the Leif Engman collection, whose label we will send to the buyer.
Monteponi Mine, Iglesias, Carbonia-Iglesias Province, Sardinia / Sardegna  Italy

Specimen size: 6 × 5.4 × 2.4 cm = 2.4” × 2.1” × 0.9”

Extremely fluorescent long & short UV




Phosgenite. Front
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Phosgenite. Top
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MOROCCO

Copper
Copper. Front
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Copper. Rear
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Copper  

EF13AK4: Very aerial dendritic growths, on matrix, of deformed native Copper crystals partially covered by small white Quartz crystals.
The specimen is from the Christian Mondeilh collection, whose label we will send to the buyer.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif, Tarhbalt, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2014)

Specimen size: 6.6 × 5.5 × 3.6 cm = 2.6” × 2.2” × 1.4”

Former collection of Christian Mondeilh




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Calcite (variety kanonenspat) with Chlorite and Prehnite
 

EG9AK4: New at Sainte Marie-aux-Mines 2019. Very aerial and aesthetic growths of Calcite in small rhombohedral crystals that have completely replaced an earlier generation of Calcite crystals (analyzed). With small crystals of Prehnite and lamellar growths of Chlorite. We have not been able to publicize these specimens until now due to their genetic complexity. We will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Jebel Masker, Imilchil area, Tounfit, Khénifra Province, Beni Mellal-Khenifra Region  Morocco (2019)

Specimen size: 7.1 × 4.3 × 2.6 cm = 2.8” × 1.7” × 1.0”

Main crystal size: 7 × 1.5 cm = 2.8” × 0.6”




Calcite (variety kanonenspat) with Chlorite and Prehnite. Front
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Calcite (variety kanonenspat) with Chlorite and Prehnite. Rear
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Calcite (variety kanonenspat) with Chlorite and Prehnite
Calcite (variety kanonenspat) with Chlorite and Prehnite. Front
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Calcite (variety kanonenspat) with Chlorite and Prehnite. Rear
Rear
 

EK11AK4: New at Sainte Marie-aux-Mines 2019. Very aerial and aesthetic growths of Calcite in small rhombohedral crystals that have completely replaced an earlier generation of Calcite crystals (analyzed). With small crystals of Prehnite and lamellar growths of Chlorite. We have not been able to publicize these specimens until now due to their genetic complexity. We will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Jebel Masker, Imilchil area, Tounfit, Khénifra Province, Beni Mellal-Khenifra Region  Morocco (2019)

Specimen size: 6.5 × 4.4 × 3.9 cm = 2.6” × 1.7” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 4.7 × 1.4 cm = 1.9” × 0.6”




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Calcite (variety kanonenspat) with Chlorite and Prehnite
 

EJ11AK4: New at Sainte Marie-aux-Mines 2019. Very aerial and aesthetic growths of Calcite in small rhombohedral crystals that have completely replaced pre-existing crystals that Calcita has also given in Calcite analysis, so it can be assumed that it was a first generation of Calcite . With small crystals of Prehnite and lamellar growths of Chlorite. We have not been able to publicize these specimens until now due to their genetic complexity. We will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Jebel Masker, Imilchil area, Tounfit, Khénifra Province, Beni Mellal-Khenifra Region  Morocco (2019)

Specimen size: 9.7 × 3.8 × 3.2 cm = 3.8” × 1.5” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 9.7 × 1.5 cm = 3.8” × 0.6”




Calcite (variety kanonenspat) with Chlorite and Prehnite. Front
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Calcite (variety kanonenspat) with Chlorite and Prehnite. Rear
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Calcite (variety kanonenspat) with Chlorite
Calcite (variety kanonenspat) with Chlorite. Front
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Calcite (variety kanonenspat) with Chlorite. Rear
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ET14AK4: New at Sainte Marie-aux-Mines 2019. Very aerial and aesthetic growths of Calcite in small rhombohedral crystals that have completely replaced pre-existing crystals that were shown to have been Calcite too, assumed to be an earlier generation of Calcite. With small crystals of Prehnite and lamellar growths of Chlorite. We have not been able to publicize these specimens until now due to their genetic complexity. We will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Jebel Masker, Imilchil area, Tounfit, Khénifra Province, Beni Mellal-Khenifra Region  Morocco (2019)

Specimen size: 10.7 × 3 × 2.4 cm = 4.2” × 1.2” × 0.9”




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Calcite (variety kanonenspat) with Epidote
 

ET47AK4: New at Sainte Marie-aux-Mines 2019. Very aesthetic specimen with Calcite crystals with very well defined faces and edges, with a pseudohexagonal contour, with a second generation of small scalenohedral crystals, with fan-shaped aggregate coatings of acicular epidote crystals. We have not been able to publicize these specimens until now due to their genetic complexity. We will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Jebel Masker, Imilchil area, Tounfit, Khénifra Province, Beni Mellal-Khenifra Region  Morocco (2019)

Specimen size: 11.8 × 10.8 × 5.4 cm = 4.6” × 4.3” × 2.1”

Main crystal size: 11.8 × 3 cm = 4.6” × 1.2”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV




Calcite (variety kanonenspat) with Epidote. Front
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Calcite (variety kanonenspat) with Epidote. Side
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Calcite (variety kanonenspat) with Epidote. Rear
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TSUMEB

Twinned Cerussite
Twinned Cerussite. Front
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Twinned Cerussite. Side
Side

Recorded under LED light
 

NM93AK4: Floating group of Cerussite crystals that form multiple twins with the classic lattice-like shape. The crystals are between transparent and translucent, very bright and with shades between colorless and a deeper smoky. A Tsumeb classic of great quality.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 7 × 4.3 × 4 cm = 2.8” × 1.7” × 1.6”

Main crystal size: 4.6 × 3.6 cm = 1.8” × 1.4”




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Azurite with Cerussite

Recorded under LED light
Azurite with Cerussite
 

MT88AK4: Very sharp Azurite crystals, deep blue with very bright reflections, partially covered by transparent or white Cerussite crystals that form cyclic twins, and also with green microcrystals of Duftite.
A great Tsumeb classic from the Desmond Sacco collection, whose label we will send to the buyer.
The specimen has been reviewed, photographed and published in the magazine ‘Mineral Up’ on page 58 of the 2019/01 edition.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia (±1980)

Specimen size: 10 × 7.8 × 5 cm = 3.9” × 3.1” × 2.0”

Main crystal size: 7.1 × 3 cm = 2.8” × 1.2”

With handwritten label from the Desmond Sacco Collection




Azurite with Cerussite. Front
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Azurite with Cerussite. Photo: Joaquim Callén
Photo: Joaquim Callén
Azurite with Cerussite. Azurite with Cerussite.
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SOUTH AMERICA (excl. Brazil)

Epidote with Calcite and Quartz
Epidote with Calcite and Quartz. Epidote with Calcite and Quartz.
 

MA97AK4: Fan-shaped growth of elongated Epidote crystals, with perfect terminations, in calcite matrix with small colorless and transparent Quartz crystals.
Pampa Blanca, Ticrapo District, Castrovirreyna Province, Huancavelica Department  Peru

Specimen size: 5.8 × 4.5 × 3.8 cm = 2.3” × 1.8” × 1.5”

Calcite fluorescent short UV




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THE PHILIPPE MORELON COLLECTION

Fluorite with Baryte
 

LD92AK4: Group of crystals of cubic habit, very sharp, colorless and transparent, bright and partially covered with groups of white platy crystals of Barite. A Spanish classic from the Philippe Morelon collection (No. 973), whose label 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: 14.4 × 9.9 × 6 cm = 5.7” × 3.9” × 2.4”

Main crystal size: 5 × 3.2 cm = 2.0” × 1.3”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Former collection of Philippe Morelon




Fluorite with Baryte. Fluorite with Baryte.
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Siderite with Quartz
Siderite with Quartz. Siderite with Quartz.
 

LM94AK4: Group of flattened lenticular crystals of Siderite, translucent, bright and of uniform brown color, on matrix, with small water-clear crystals of Quartz. An excellent French classic from the Philippe Morelon collection (No. 362), whose label we will send to the buyer.
La Mure coal Mines, La Mure, Matheysine-Trièves, Grenoble, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (±1994)

Specimen size: 18.4 × 7.2 × 4.4 cm = 7.2” × 2.8” × 1.7”

Main crystal size: 3.5 × 2.4 cm = 1.4” × 0.9”

Former collection of Philippe Morelon




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Azurite with Malachite
 

LZ27AK4: Stalactitic growth of brilliant lenticular Azurite crystals with very bright color, on a first generation of crystals of similar morphology, matte and very dark blue, with small coatings of Malachite. The specimen, from a not very well known locality, comes from the Philippe Morelon collection (No. 792), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Tazalarht mining area, Taroudant Province, Souss-Massa-Drâa Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 6.6 × 4 × 1.7 cm = 2.6” × 1.6” × 0.7”

Former collection of Philippe Morelon




Azurite with Malachite. Front
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Azurite with Malachite. Rear
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Azurite with Malachite.
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Malachite after Azurite with Azurite
Malachite after Azurite with Azurite. Malachite after Azurite with Azurite.
 

LP28AK4: Very aerial aggregate of profiled crystals of Malachite pseudomorphs after Azurite, plus with very bright blue Azurite crystals. The sample is from the Philippe Morelon collection (No. 858), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Shaft IX (Puit IX), Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 4.4 × 4.2 × 2 cm = 1.7” × 1.7” × 0.8”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 0.5 cm = 0.6” × 0.2”

Former collection of Philippe Morelon




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Malachite after Azurite

Recorded under LED light
 

TA87AK4: Polycrystalline growth of an Azurite crystal completely pseudomorphed by Malachite with satin luster and very deep and uniform color. The crystal sits extraordinarily well implanted on the matrix in which there are also more Malachite pseudomorphs after Azurite crystals. The specimen is from the Philippe Morelon collection (No. 144), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Shaft IX (Puit IX), Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (1981)

Specimen size: 7.2 × 5 × 5.8 cm = 2.8” × 2.0” × 2.3”

Main crystal size: 6 × 2.5 cm = 2.4” × 1.0”

Former collection of Philippe Morelon




Malachite after Azurite. Front
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Malachite after Azurite. Rear
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Malachite after Azurite. Side
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Malachite after Azurite. Side
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Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite. Front
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Pyromorphite. Rear
Rear
 

LA69AK4: Floater group with parallel growths, very marked hopper formations and very sharp pyramidal polycrystalline terminations. Bright and a uniform yellowish green. The sample is from the Philippe Morelon collection (No. 680), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Daoping Mine, Gongcheng, Guilin Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region  China (±2009)

Specimen size: 4.4 × 2 × 1.7 cm = 1.7” × 0.8” × 0.7”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Former collection of Philippe Morelon




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