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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


Copper
Copper. Front
Front
Copper. Rear
Rear
Copper.
 

GA96AK5: Very aerial arborescent growth of native Copper crystals with defined faces and edges, some of them perfectly profiled, on matrix.
The sample is from the Casado Margolles collection (No. V 35), whose file we will send to the buyer.
Keweenaw County, Michigan  USA

Specimen size: 4.9 × 2.7 × 2.8 cm = 1.9” × 1.1” × 1.1”

Former collection of Casado Margolles




Order
Gold
 

TF3AK5: Flattened parallel aggregate of very well defined rhombododecahedral crystals and triangular growth shapes that correspond to octahedron faces. In the words of Bob Noble on his label: “spinel twin structure“. This very aesthetic specimen is of high quality and comes from a classic American locality for the species.
The specimen will be sent in Bob Noble‘s original Perky box, which also contains the label.
Round Mountain Mine, Round Mountain, Round Mountain District, Nye County, Nevada  USA

Specimen size: 3 × 1.6 × 0.3 cm = 1.2” × 0.6” × 0.1”

Former collection of Bob Noble




Gold. Gold.
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Axinite-(Fe) on Albite and Actinolite (variety byssolite)
Axinite-(Fe) on Albite and Actinolite (variety byssolite). Front
Front
Axinite-(Fe) on Albite and Actinolite (variety byssolite). Top
Top
Axinite-(Fe) on Albite and Actinolite (variety byssolite).
 

EZ48AK5: Groups of translucent, very lustrous, outstanding axinite-(Fe) crystals of intense brown color with mauve tones, on a matrix with colorless, transparent and very lustrous twinned Albite crystals. Associated with fibrous aggregates of slightly greenish Actinolite (byssolite variety). A fine specimen from a classic American locality for Axinite-(Fe)
New Melones Dam, Jamestown, Calaveras County, California  USA

Specimen size: 7.8 × 4.8 × 4 cm = 3.1” × 1.9” × 1.6”

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




Order

SPAIN


Pyromorphite
 

EB14AK5: Group of short prismatic crystals, many of them doubly terminated, with excellent terminations, lustrous, and with small white flattened Cerussite crystals on the back. The specimen comes from the first finds in the Santa Eufemia area.
Santa Eufemia, Córdoba, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 2.6 × 1.8 × 1.2 cm = 1.0” × 0.7” × 0.5”

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


Euro:90 / US$98 / Yen:10560 / AUD$146

Pyromorphite.
Reservado
Twinned Dolomite
Twinned Dolomite. Front
Front
Twinned Dolomite. Rear
Rear
Twinned Dolomite.
 

EM90AK5: Group of very sharp, colorless, transparent and brilliant rhombohedral crystals of Dolomite, on matrix, with some Pyrite microcrystals. A Spanish classic of excellent quality.
Asturreta Quarry, El pozo, Eugui, Esteríbar, Comarca Auñamendi, Navarre, Autonomous Community of Navarre  Spain (±1970)

Specimen size: 12.8 × 7.4 × 4 cm = 5.0” × 2.9” × 1.6”

Main crystal size: 4.1 × 3.4 cm = 1.6” × 1.3”




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SPANISH FLUORITE


Fluorite with Calcite
 

EA26AK5: Group of matrix Fluorite crystals, very sharp, transparent and with good luster and intense uniform yellow color. Partially covered by white rhombohedral Calcite crystals. The crystal size is larger than usual for Fluorites from this deposit.
Moscona Mine, El Llano, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Comarca Avilés, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain

Specimen size: 8.4 × 5.8 × 4.4 cm = 3.3” × 2.3” × 1.7”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.6 cm = 0.8” × 0.6”

Fluorescent long & short UV


Euro:110 / US$120 / Yen:12910 / AUD$179

Fluorite with Calcite. Front
Front
Fluorite with Calcite. Side
Side
Fluorite with Calcite. Side
Side
Reservado
Fluorite with Baryte
Fluorite with Baryte. Front
Front
Fluorite with Baryte. Light behind
Light behind
Fluorite with Baryte. Side
Side
 

NP73AK5: Group of Fluorite crystals of cubic habit, with fine polycrystalline growths on some of the edges, transparent, lustrous, with a very deep lilac color, with geometric zoning of different shades. On a matrix of white Barite crystals. A Spanish classic of excellent quality, very balanced.
Berbes mining area, Berbes, Ribadesella, Comarca Oriente, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain

Specimen size: 8.6 × 8.4 × 5.6 cm = 3.4” × 3.3” × 2.2”

Main crystal size: 4.6 × 4.1 cm = 1.8” × 1.6”




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MOROCCO


Azurite with Dolomite
Azurite with Dolomite  

EB96AK5: Group of doubly terminated Azurite crystals, one of them clearly dominant and very aerial, with very well defined faces and edges, with polycrystalline growths and excellent terminations. On a matrix of rhombohedral Dolomite crystals.
The specimen is from the Christian Mondeilh collection (No. D / 1982), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Shaft IX (Puit IX), Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (±1982)

Specimen size: 4.5 × 2.5 × 1.9 cm = 1.8” × 1.0” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 3.7 × 1 cm = 1.5” × 0.4”

Former collection of Christian Mondeilh


Euro:190 / US$208 / Yen:22310 / AUD$310

Azurite with Dolomite. Front
Front
Azurite with Dolomite. Rear
Rear
Reservado
Malachite after Azurite
Malachite after Azurite. Front
Front
Malachite after Azurite. Rear
Rear
Malachite after Azurite  

EV29AK5: Two Malachite pseudomorphs after Azurite crystals, one of them clearly dominant, doubly terminated, with parallel growths and very well defined faces and edges, and excellent terminations. With minor remnants of limonite matrix.
The sample is from the Christian Mondeilh collection (No. M40 / 1979), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Shaft IX (Puit IX), Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (±1979)

Specimen size: 5.1 × 2.9 × 1.5 cm = 2.0” × 1.1” × 0.6”

Former collection of Christian Mondeilh


Euro:240 / US$263 / Yen:28180 / AUD$391

Reservado
Epidote with Quartz
Epidote with Quartz  

EY97AK5: Drusy fans of prismatic crystals with defined, translucent, faces and edges, with bright luster and a very intense, deep and uniform pistachio-green color. On matrix with small colorless, transparent and very bright crystals of Quartz. The specimen, from an area (Jebel Masker) little known until now, comes from the Christian Mondeilh collection (No. D / 2016), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Jebel Masker, Imilchil area, Khénifra Province, Beni Mellal-Khenifra Region  Morocco (2016)

Specimen size: 9.1 × 6.1 × 3.4 cm = 3.6” × 2.4” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.5 cm = 0.4” × 0.2”

Former collection of Christian Mondeilh




Epidote with Quartz. Front
Front
Epidote with Quartz. Side
Side
Epidote with Quartz. Epidote with Quartz.
Order

BRAZIL


Elbaite (variety verdelite) with Quartz
Elbaite (variety verdelite) with Quartz. Elbaite (variety verdelite) with Quartz.
 

TH46AK5: A very free-standing crystal of Elbaite (verdelite variety) on Quartz matrix, with excellent termination, transparent, very bright and green with zoning of different
The specimen will be sent mounted in the original Perky box from the Bob Noble collection, which also contains the label that says Bob bought it in 1997 in Tucson from the Sullivan collection.
Santa Rosa Mine, Itambacuri, Vale do Rio Doce, Minas Gerais  Brazil

Specimen size: 3.3 × 1.8 × 1.7 cm = 1.3” × 0.7” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 3 × 0.4 cm = 1.2” × 0.2”

Former collection of Bob Noble


Euro:150 / US$164 / Yen:17610 / AUD$244

Reservado

SOUTH AMERICA (excl. Brazil)


Rhodochrosite
 

EF88AK5: Group of scalenohedral Rhodochrosite crystals with very well defined faces and edges and with slight curvatures, translucent, very deep red, with good luster, on matrix. A fine miniature from a classic Peruvian locality.
Uchucchacua Mine, Oyón Province, Lima Department  Peru

Specimen size: 4 × 2.5 × 2.7 cm = 1.6” × 1.0” × 1.1”

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


Euro:360 / US$395 / Yen:42270 / AUD$587

Rhodochrosite. Rhodochrosite.
Reservado

ASIA (excl. China)


Rutile
Rutile. Rutile.
 

TB6AK5: Flattened prismatic Rutile crystal with parallel growths and fine vertical striations on the prism faces and excellent terminations, brilliant, with gold-toned internal reflections.
The specimen will be sent in the original Perky box from the Bob Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Zagi Mountain, Hameed Abad Kafoor Dheri, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa  Pakistan

Specimen size: 1.7 × 1.5 × 0.9 cm = 0.7” × 0.6” × 0.4”

Former collection of Bob Noble




Order
Copper
 

TX58AK5: Very aerial arborescent growth of elongated octahedral copper crystals whose terminations show very sharp octahedral faces. A fine miniature from a classic Australian deposit, which we will send to the buyer in its original Bob Noble collection Perky box, which also contains the label.
Broken Hill Proprietary Mine, Broken Hill, Yancowinna County, New South Wales  Australia

Specimen size: 3.8 × 2.7 × 1.2 cm = 1.5” × 1.1” × 0.5”

Main crystal size: 2 × 0.1 cm = 0.8” × 0.0”

Former collection of Bob Noble


Euro:350 / US$384 / Yen:41100 / AUD$571

Copper. Copper.
Reservado

MIGUEL DAVID MARTÍNEZ COLLECTION


Galena with Siderite
Galena with Siderite.
 

NZ11AK5: From a collection displayed for the first time at Munich 2019: Group of sharp flattened cubo-octahedral crystals of Galena, partially covered with a layer of small lenticular deep brown and lustrous Siderite crystals.
The specimen is from the Miguel David Martínez collection (No. 597), whose label we will send to the buyer.
La Unión, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain

Specimen size: 5.6 × 3.9 × 1.3 cm = 2.2” × 1.5” × 0.5”

Main crystal size: 3 × 2.8 cm = 1.2” × 1.1”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez




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Baryte
 

ND47AK5: From a collection displayed for the first time at Munich 2019: Group of fine tabular crystals, very sharp and translucent. Bright, intense light blue, with geometric color zoning. Excellent quality for the locality.
The specimen is from the Miguel David Martínez collection (No. 330), whose label we will send to the buyer.
San Jorge mining group, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, Portmán, La Unión, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain (2015)

Specimen size: 5.8 × 4.2 × 4.7 cm = 2.3” × 1.7” × 1.9”

Main crystal size: 3.3 × 3 cm = 1.3” × 1.2”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez


Euro:230 / US$252 / Yen:27010 / AUD$375

Baryte. Front
Front
Baryte. Rear
Rear
Reservado
Baryte
Baryte. Baryte.
 

NR67AK5: From a collection displayed for the first time at Munich 2019: Group of fine tabular crystals, very sharp and translucent. Bright, intense sky-blue, with geometric color zoning. Excellent quality for the locality.
The specimen is from the Miguel David Martínez collection (No. 334), whose label we will send to the buyer.
San Jorge mining group, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, Portmán, La Unión, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain (2015)

Specimen size: 8 × 6.8 × 3.9 cm = 3.1” × 2.7” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 2 cm = 0.9” × 0.8”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez


Euro:270 / US$296 / Yen:31700 / AUD$440

Reservado
Goethite
 

NV12AK5: From a collection displayed for the first time at Munich 2019: Botryoidal growth on a matrix of the same Goethite, with iridescence of very bright colors in which green, golden and reddish tones predominate. Excellent quality for the deposit.
The specimen is from the collection of Miguel David Martínez (No. 398), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Haití Mine, Cabezo de San Ginés, San Ginés de la Jara, Cartagena, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain (2016)

Specimen size: 7.7 × 4.8 × 2.8 cm = 3.0” × 1.9” × 1.1”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez


Euro:80 / US$87 / Yen:9390 / AUD$130

Goethite. Goethite.
Reservado
Prehnite with Calcite, Clinozoisite-Epidote and Quartz
Prehnite with Calcite, Clinozoisite-Epidote and Quartz. Front
Front
Prehnite with Calcite, Clinozoisite-Epidote and Quartz. Side
Side
Prehnite with Calcite, Clinozoisite-Epidote and Quartz.
 

NN6AK5: From a collection displayed for the first time at Munich 2019: Aggregate of spheroidal growths of Prehnite crystals, translucent, lustrous, and pale yellowish green. Partially coated with thin tabular crystals of translucent white Calcite. On matrix, with Quartz and microcrystals of Epidote-Clinozoisite.
The specimen is from the Miguel David Martínez collection (No. 105), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Los Taberneros Quarry, (La Cabrera pluton), Los Taberneros, El Berrueco, Comarca Sierra Norte, Madrid, Community of Madrid  Spain

Specimen size: 9.2 × 4.4 × 3.9 cm = 3.6” × 1.7” × 1.5”

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

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez


Euro:100 / US$109 / Yen:11740 / AUD$163

Reservado
Smithsonite
 

NA86AK5: From a collection displayed for the first time at Munich 2019: Doubly terminated Smithsonite crystals with the morphology known as “rice grain” caused by pronounced curvatures of the faces and edges, on matrix. The crystals are translucent, bright, and white.
The specimen is from the Miguel David Martínez collection (No. 543), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Mina el Lirio, Cabezo de Ponce, Llano del Beal, Cartagena, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain (2018)

Specimen size: 10.7 × 5.2 × 4.8 cm = 4.2” × 2.0” × 1.9”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.3 cm = 0.2” × 0.1”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez




Smithsonite. Front
Front
Smithsonite. Side
Side
Smithsonite.
Order
Baryte with Fluorite and Dolomite
Baryte with Fluorite and Dolomite. Baryte with Fluorite and Dolomite.
 

NP27AK5: From a collection displayed for the first time at Munich 2019: Aggregates of tabular crystals of Barite with a book-like morphology. Translucent, with an intense sky-blue color and good luster. Partially covered by small white Dolomite crystals and all this on a group of translucent Fluorite crystals with a very deep honey-yellow color. Very different from the usual in this mine.
The specimen comes from the Miguel David Martínez collection (No. 314), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Moscona Mine, El Llano, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Comarca Avilés, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (2017)

Specimen size: 8.8 × 5.8 × 4.4 cm = 3.5” × 2.3” × 1.7”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez


Euro:220 / US$241 / Yen:25830 / AUD$358

Reservado
Fluorite with Quartz and Pyrite
 

NX14AK5: From a collection displayed for the first time at Munich 2019: Group of Fluorite crystals practically completely covered by small Quartz crystals that at some points have overgrown the Fluorite as “walls” extending past the edges of the fluorite, with small spheroidal Pyrites. An unusual example of Fluorite from El Hamman, from the Miguel David Martínez collection (No. 563), whose label we will send to the buyer.
El Hamman, Meknès, Meknès Prefecture, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2018)

Specimen size: 6 × 5.1 × 3.4 cm = 2.4” × 2.0” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.7 cm = 0.8” × 0.7”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez


Euro:90 / US$98 / Yen:10560 / AUD$146

Fluorite with Quartz and Pyrite. Fluorite with Quartz and Pyrite.
Reservado


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