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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


Fluorite with Baryte and Sphalerite
Fluorite with Baryte and Sphalerite. Front
Front
Fluorite with Baryte and Sphalerite. Side
Side
 

GC88AK6: Group of transparent Fluorite crystals, with polycrystalline growths on their faces, partially covered by an aggregate of small yellowish Baryte crystals, on Sphalerite matrix. An American classic.
The specimen is from the Casado Margolles collection (reg. FRM 147) whose label we will send to the buyer.
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Central Tennessee Ba-F-Pb-Zn District, Smith County, Tennessee  USA

Specimen size: 12.5 × 7.2 × 7.8 cm = 4.9” × 2.8” × 3.1”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 2.1 cm = 0.9” × 0.8”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Former collection of Casado Margolles


Euro:360 / US$396 / Yen:43470 / AUD$584

Reservado

MEXICO


Azurite with Malachite and Baryte
 

TP94AK6: Very aerial group of complex crystals, some of them doubly terminated, with well defined faces and edges, translucent and with the extraordinary deep blue color (“electric blue”) typical of the best specimens from Milpillas, with bright reflections and transparency under intense light. On matrix, with Malachite and small Baryte crystals.
Milpillas Mine, 1140 level, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (2010)

Specimen size: 4.2 × 2.6 × 2.7 cm = 1.7” × 1.0” × 1.1”

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




Azurite with Malachite and Baryte. Front
Front
Azurite with Malachite and Baryte. Side
Side
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SPAIN


Prehnite with Augite
Prehnite with Augite. Prehnite with Augite.
 

GH66AK6: Globular and rosette-like growths of pale green Prehnite on ophite matrix, with small acicular crystals of Augite. A Spanish classic from the Casado Margolles collection (reg. AC Various 37), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Oficarsa Quarry, De las Culebras Hill, Carchelejo, Cárcheles, Comarca Sierra Mágina, Jaén, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 7.1 × 6.4 × 1.9 cm = 2.8” × 2.5” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 2.8 × 2.2 cm = 1.1” × 0.9”

Former collection of Casado Margolles


Euro:150 / US$165 / Yen:18110 / AUD$243

Reservado
Quartz with Goethite
 

NT89AK6: Quartz crystal druse with mainly pyramid faces and just minimal prism faces, coated with iridescent Goethite in green, blue and violet hues. The specimen is large for this type of piece and comes from the collection of Miguel David Martínez (no. 611) whose label we will send to the buyer.
San Valentín open pit, Sancti Espíritu, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, La Unión, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain (1995)

Specimen size: 18.4 × 10.4 × 4.6 cm = 7.2” × 4.1” × 1.8”

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

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez


Euro:480 / US$529 / Yen:57960 / AUD$779

Quartz with Goethite. Quartz with Goethite.
Reservado

SPANISH FLUORITE


Fluorite with inclusions
Fluorite with inclusions. Fluorite with inclusions.
 

NW47AK6: Druse of transparent Fluorite crystals, very bright, intense and uniform yellow color and with a central core that seems to be a first phase of Fluorite growth covered by an oxide or a sulfide.
The sample is from the Miguel David Martínez collection (no. 113), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Moscona Mine, El Llano, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Comarca Avilés, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (2005)

Specimen size: 12.1 × 8.4 × 5.6 cm = 4.8” × 3.3” × 2.2”

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

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez


Euro:250 / US$275 / Yen:29980 / AUD$405

Reservado
Fluorite with Quartz
 

GB87AK6: Group of translucent pale violet Fluorite crystals with very marked polycrystalline growths, with more intense geometric color zones and with some of the faces completely covered by microcrystalline Quartz. This specimen is very different from the usual in this mine, and comes to us from the Casado Margolles collection (reg. AC FB 51), whose file we will send to the buyer.
Berbes mining area, Berbes, Ribadesella, Comarca Oriente, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain

Specimen size: 9.8 × 6.2 × 3.8 cm = 3.9” × 2.4” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 3.1 × 2.1 cm = 1.2” × 0.8”

Minor fluorescence long UV

Former collection of Casado Margolles




Fluorite with Quartz. Front
Front
Fluorite with Quartz. Close-up
Close-up
Fluorite with Quartz. Light behind
Light behind
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EUROPE (excl. Spain, Portugal and Romania)


Pyrite after Pyrrhotite with Calcite
Pyrite after Pyrrhotite with Calcite. Front
Front
Pyrite after Pyrrhotite with Calcite. Side
Side
 

EF86AK6: Pyrite crystals with deformed cubic habit, very lustrous, pseudomorphing hexagonal Pyrrhotite crystals and partially coated with small white crystals of Calcite. A fine miniature, very aesthetic and bright.
Stan Trg (Stari Trg) Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo (2010)

Specimen size: 4.1 × 3.9 × 2.5 cm = 1.6” × 1.5” × 1.0”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV




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Pyrite after Pyrrhotite with Galena and Calcite
 

EH47AK6: Druse of Pyrite crystals with deformed cubic habit, very lustrous, pseudomorphing hexagonal Pyrrhotite crystals with vertices bordered by white lenticular crystals of Calcite. On matrix, with Sphalerite.
Stan Trg (Stari Trg) Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo (2019)

Specimen size: 11.4 × 7.8 × 5.6 cm = 4.5” × 3.1” × 2.2”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV




Pyrite after Pyrrhotite with Galena and Calcite. Pyrite after Pyrrhotite with Galena and Calcite.
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Pyrite after Pyrrhotite with Sphalerite
Pyrite after Pyrrhotite with Sphalerite. Pyrite after Pyrrhotite with Sphalerite.
 

EA51AK6: Group of Pyrite crystals with deformed cubic habit, brilliant, pseudomorphing clearly hexagonal Pyrrhotite crystals and partially covered by twinned Sphalerite crystals.
Stan Trg (Stari Trg) Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo (2018)

Specimen size: 17.4 × 11.2 × 7.5 cm = 6.9” × 4.4” × 3.0”




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FSU


Elbaite with Feldspar
 

MX89AK6: Elbaite crystal with very well defined faces and edges, with perfect terminal faces, with pyramid and pinacoid forms. The crystal, translucent and bright, is a different color from those known to date in this pegmatite, with pinkish-yellow tones that accompany the usual red color that is very intense on the terminal faces.
Sosedka pegmatite, Malkhan (Malchan), Krasnyi Chikoy, Chitinskaya Oblast', Transbaikalia (Zabaykalye), East Siberia Region  Russia (2019)

Specimen size: 3.7 × 2.2 × 2.1 cm = 1.5” × 0.9” × 0.8”




Elbaite with Feldspar. Front
Front
Elbaite with Feldspar. Rear
Rear
Elbaite with Feldspar. Top
Top
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MOROCCO


Epidote with Quartz
Epidote with Quartz. Epidote with Quartz.
 

MF13AK6: Fan-like growths of prismatic Epidote crystals, one of them clearly dominant, with good terminal faces, bright and very deep color. On matrix with small Quartz crystals. Previously labeled as "Imilchil", now the location is more accurate.
Jebel Masker, Imilchil area, Khénifra Province, Beni Mellal-Khenifra Region  Morocco (09/2019)

Specimen size: 4.3 × 4 × 3.4 cm = 1.7” × 1.6” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 1.2 cm = 0.9” × 0.5”




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Epidote with Quartz
 

MG26AK6: Groups of prismatic Epidote crystals with good terminal faces, in fan-shaped aggregates, lustrous and very deep color. Previously labeled as "Imilchil", now the location is more accurate.
Jebel Masker, Imilchil area, Khénifra Province, Beni Mellal-Khenifra Region  Morocco (09/2019)

Specimen size: 7.3 × 4.6 × 2.3 cm = 2.9” × 1.8” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 1.1 cm = 0.7” × 0.4”




Epidote with Quartz. Epidote with Quartz.
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Quartz with Siderite
Quartz with Siderite. Front
Front
Quartz with Siderite. Rear
Rear
 

ET27AK6: Doubly terminated Quartz crystal, between translucent and transparent, very lustrous, with inclusions and on a matrix of sharp rhombohedral crystals of Siderite. Although it was found in the Taouz area, it is not from the group of mines at that locality but rather appeared on a nearby mountain that has no relation to the mining complex.
Jebel Tazoult Nehra, Taouz, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (±1999)

Specimen size: 8.8 × 5.2 × 3.6 cm = 3.5” × 2.0” × 1.4”

Main crystal size: 7.6 × 4.7 cm = 3.0” × 1.9”

Former collection of Christian Mondeilh




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Baryte
 

ED87AK6: Doubly terminated crystal, with very marked polycrystalline growths, translucent, brilliant and with a blue color somewhat more intense than usual for specimens from this locality.
Mefis, Taouz, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 9.6 × 5 × 2.9 cm = 3.8” × 2.0” × 1.1”




Baryte. Front
Front
Baryte. Rear
Rear
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Vanadinite
Vanadinite. Front
Front
Vanadinite. Rear
Rear
 

MZ27AK6: Polycrystalline floater of Vanadinite with flattened hexagonal forms, very sharp, and of unusual size. The intensely red faces are uniformly brilliant. This specimen came from a recent find in Mohamedin, Coud'a, shortly before Munich 2019, from a deeper level in the mine than the usual pieces. It is as exceptional as the image shows.
Mohamedine, Coud'a, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (09/2019)

Specimen size: 6.7 × 6.1 × 2.5 cm = 2.6” × 2.4” × 1.0”




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Proustite with Calcite
Proustite with Calcite  

JG87AK6: Groups of fine Proustite crystals of prismatic habit, with excellent prismatic terminations. The crystals, transparent, and with an extraordinary bright ruby-red color with mauve tones, sit on a Calcite matrix. This specimen, from one of the first finds of this type of Proustite in 2013, comes from the Jordi Fabre collection, whose label we will send to the buyer.
Bouismas Mine, Bouismas, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Drâa Region  Morocco (2013)

Specimen size: 8.2 × 5.2 × 3.3 cm = 3.2” × 2.0” × 1.3”

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

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Jordi Fabre




Proustite with Calcite. Front
Front
Proustite with Calcite. Side
Side
Proustite with Calcite. Proustite with Calcite.
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SOUTH AMERICA (excl. Brazil)


Atacamite with Chrysocolla and Quartz
Atacamite with Chrysocolla and Quartz. Atacamite with Chrysocolla and Quartz.
 

MX87AK6: Globular growths, on matrix, of very deep and uniform green Atacamite crystals, encompassed in Quartz, and much lighter green Chrysocolla growths, also encompassed in microcrystalline Quartz.
Lily Mine, Umay District, Pisco Province, Ica Department  Peru (2015)

Specimen size: 5.2 × 5.1 × 4.7 cm = 2.0” × 2.0” × 1.9”




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ASIA (excl. China)


Zunyite with Hematite
 

MX37AK6: Zunyite crystal, a rare aluminum fluoride and sorosilicate, on matrix. The crystal, tetrahedral and bevelled by cube faces, has very defined and smooth reddish-brown faces, with dark lamellar inclusions of Hematite, which makes it different from the first Zunyites from Iran that came to the world of collecting in Munich 2018.
Qualat-e Balat salt dome, Bandar Abbas, Central District, Bandar Abbas County, Hormozgan Province  Iran (07/2019)

Specimen size: 2.2 × 1.5 × 1.2 cm = 0.9” × 0.6” × 0.5”

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




Zunyite with Hematite. Zunyite with Hematite.
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Zunyite with Hematite
Zunyite with Hematite. Zunyite with Hematite.
 

MV87AK6: Zunyite crystal, a rare aluminum fluoride and sorosilicate, on matrix. The crystal, tetrahedral and bevelled by cube faces, has very defined and smooth reddish-brown faces, with dark lamellar inclusions of Hematite, which makes it different from the first Zunyites from Iran that came to the world of collecting in Munich 2018.
Qualat-e Balat salt dome, Bandar Abbas, Central District, Bandar Abbas County, Hormozgan Province  Iran (07/2019)

Specimen size: 4.4 × 3.9 × 1.3 cm = 1.7” × 1.5” × 0.5”

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




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Zunyite with Hematite
 

MT58AK6: Zunyite crystal, a rare aluminum fluoride and sorosilicate, on matrix. The crystal, tetrahedral and bevelled by cube faces, has very defined and smooth reddish-brown faces, with dark lamellar inclusions of Hematite, which makes it different from the first Zunyites from Iran that came to the world of collecting in Munich 2018.
Qualat-e Balat salt dome, Bandar Abbas, Central District, Bandar Abbas County, Hormozgan Province  Iran (07/2019)

Specimen size: 2.1 × 2 × 2.3 cm = 0.8” × 0.8” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 1.4 cm = 0.6” × 0.6”




Zunyite with Hematite. Zunyite with Hematite.
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Zunyite with Hematite
Zunyite with Hematite. Zunyite with Hematite.
 

ML49AK6: Zunyite crystal, a rare aluminum fluoride and sorosilicate, on matrix. The crystal, tetrahedral and bevelled by cube faces, has very defined and smooth reddish-brown faces, with dark lamellar inclusions of Hematite, which makes it different from the first Zunyites from Iran that came to the world of collecting in Munich 2018.
Qualat-e Balat salt dome, Bandar Abbas, Central District, Bandar Abbas County, Hormozgan Province  Iran (07/2019)

Specimen size: 3.1 × 2.4 × 2 cm = 1.2” × 0.9” × 0.8”

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




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Fluorite with Quartz and Opal
 

GY27AK6: Isolated globular growths of Fluorite, translucent, with dominant yellow tones on a basalt matrix coated with Quartz and grey Opal.
The specimen is from the Casado Margolles collection (reg. FRM 38), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Mahodari, Nashik District (Nasik), Maharashtra  India (2003)

Specimen size: 8.4 × 7 × 3.5 cm = 3.3” × 2.8” × 1.4”

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

Former collection of Casado Margolles




Fluorite with Quartz and Opal. Fluorite with Quartz and Opal.
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Fluorite with Quartz (variety amethyst)
Fluorite with Quartz (variety amethyst). Front
Front
Fluorite with Quartz (variety amethyst). Side
Side
Fluorite with Quartz (variety amethyst).
 

LV29AK6: Spheroidal crystalline growth of Fluorite with fine radial striations and curious deformations, very unusual in this type of specimen. The Fluorite, translucent and with yellow tones, has grown on a matrix of Quartz crystals (amethyst variety), with growths of white microcrystalline Quartz.
This unusual piece comes from the Philippe Morelon collection (No. 374), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Mahodari, Nashik District (Nasik), Maharashtra  India

Specimen size: 9.4 × 6.8 × 6.3 cm = 3.7” × 2.7” × 2.5”

Main crystal size: 5.4 × 4.6 cm = 2.1” × 1.8”

Former collection of Philippe Morelon




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