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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

Gold (variety electrum)
Gold (variety electrum). Front
Front
Gold (variety electrum). Rear
Rear
 

TF90AK7: Very aerial aggregate of leafy gold crystals (electrum variety) very rich in silver (27% approx.) and with finely profiled edges. We will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
R.J. Roberts lode, Willow Creek District, Pershing County, Nevada  USA (2015)

Specimen size: 2.3 × 1.9 × 0.6 cm = 0.9” × 0.7” × 0.2”

Weight: 1.9 gram



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MEXICO

Adamite
 

MC12AK7: Aerial growths, on limonite matrix, of very sharp crystals, some of them doubly terminated, translucent, very lustrous, yellow with greenish tones.
The specimen comes from the Carles Manresa collection, whose label we will send to the buyer.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico

Specimen size: 4.6 × 4.2 × 3.4 cm = 1.8” × 1.7” × 1.3”

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

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Carles Manresa




Adamite. Adamite.
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CANADA

Vesuvianite
Vesuvianite. Vesuvianite.
 

TQ68AK7: Group of elongated crystals, with very well defined faces and edges and perfect terminations, transparent, extraordinarily lustrous and very intense yellow, with shades of green. A Canadian classic that we will send in its original Perky box from the collection of Robert J. Noble, which also contains his label.
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec  Canada

Specimen size: 3.4 × 1.7 × 2.7 cm = 1.3” × 0.7” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.3 cm = 0.5” × 0.1”

Former collection of Bob Noble




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Grossular (variety hessonite) with Pectolite
 

MG90AK7: Druse of dodecahedral hessonite crystals beveled by trapezohedron faces. The crystals are very transparent, highly lustrous, very uniform in color and partially covered by transparent, white and exceptionally defined bladed Pectolite crystals. An unusual specimen for the quality of both components.
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec  Canada (14/06/1985)

Specimen size: 7.4 × 5.6 × 3.9 cm = 2.9” × 2.2” × 1.5”

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




Grossular (variety hessonite) with Pectolite. Grossular (variety hessonite) with Pectolite.
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SPAIN

Cerussite after Anglesite with Goethite
Cerussite after Anglesite with Goethite. Front
Front
Cerussite after Anglesite with Goethite. Side
Side
Cerussite after Anglesite with Goethite. Cerussite after Anglesite with Goethite.
 

ET99AK7: Fans of twinned Cerussite crystals pseudomorphing Anglesite and subsequently coated by iridescent Goethite with a rainbow of colors dominated by yellow. This piece comes from the Mariano Guillén collection and both for the size of the crystals and the intensity of color represents just about the best known for this locality, which in fact is the only one that yields these curious formations.
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: 5.5 × 4 × 4.3 cm = 2.2” × 1.6” × 1.7”

Main crystal size: 3 × 2 cm = 1.2” × 0.8”




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ROMANIA

Rhodochrosite
 

MB92AK7: Stalactitic growths of rhombohedral microcrystals of Rhodochrosite, intense pink, that overgrew another mineral which dissolved away, probably Calcite. On the back of the specimen there are small growths of Pyrite. Unusual and with a different presentation from the more usual Rhodochrosites from Cavnic.
Cavnic mining area, Cavnic, Maramures  Romania

Specimen size: 8.2 × 7.4 × 7.5 cm = 3.2” × 2.9” × 3.0”




Rhodochrosite. Rhodochrosite.
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EUROPE (excl. Spain, Portugal and Romania)

Malachite after Cuprite
Malachite after Cuprite. Front
Front
Malachite after Cuprite. Top
Top
 

TP99AK7: Floater intergrowth of octahedral crystals of Malachite pseudomorphic after Cuprite, very well shaped and larger than usual. A French classic of high quality.
Chessy-les-Mines, Les Bois d'Oingt, Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France

Specimen size: 2.7 × 2.6 × 2.3 cm = 1.1” × 1.0” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 1 cm = 0.5” × 0.4”




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Hydroxylbastnäsite-(Ce) with Dolomite
 

TG89AK7: Group of very sharp, transparent, thin platy Hydroxylbastnäsite crystals, lustrous, intense and uniform caramel color, on a matrix of white rhombohedral Dolomite
A French classic from the collection of Anna and Danilo Rolando (No. 9606) whose label we will send to the buyer.
Trimouns Mine, Luzenac, Ariège, Occitanie  France

Specimen size: 5 × 3.6 × 5.6 cm = 2.0” × 1.4” × 2.2”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 1 cm = 0.4” × 0.4”




Hydroxylbastnäsite-(Ce) with Dolomite. Hydroxylbastnäsite-(Ce) with Dolomite.
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FSU

Gold with Quartz
Gold with Quartz. Front
Front
Gold with Quartz. Rear
Rear
 

EV57AK7: A nugget of considerable size that still retains in some areas a few rounded cube-octahedral faces, and enclosing remnants of Quartz matrix. The specimen, which comes from Michel Jouty's collection, has been depicted in the magazine Mineral Observer, vol. 24 (3) of 2019, p. 71, figure 4, in an article about Ste. Marie 2019.
Siberia  Russia

Specimen size: 3.3 × 1.4 × 1.9 cm = 1.3” × 0.6” × 0.7”

Weight: 28 gram



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MOROCCO

Prehnite with Epidote and Feldspar
 

MQ26AK7: New in Munich 2019: Spheroidal growths of uniformly pale green Prehnite on ophite matrix coated with small Epidote crystals and flattened crystals of a white feldspar, possibly Albite.
This sample has been referenced and pictured, as a novelty in Munich 2019, in the magazine ‘Mineralien Welt’ and appears on page 63 of number 1/2020
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (08/2019)

Specimen size: 8.2 × 6.6 × 4.7 cm = 3.2” × 2.6” × 1.9”

Main crystal size: 4.6 × 4 cm = 1.8” × 1.6”




Prehnite with Epidote and Feldspar. Prehnite with Epidote and Feldspar.
Prehnite with Epidote and Feldspar.
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Fluorite with Pyrite and Quartz
Fluorite with Pyrite and Quartz. Fluorite with Pyrite and Quartz.
 

NR48AK7: Intergrowth of cubic crystals, transparent, brilliant, colored intense and uniform green, and partially covered with tiny lustrous crystals of Pyrite and white microcrystals of Quartz.
El Hamman, Meknès, Meknès Prefecture, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 11 × 8.4 × 5.6 cm = 4.3” × 3.3” × 2.2”

Main crystal size: 4.5 × 2.6 cm = 1.8” × 1.0”

Fluorescent long & short UV




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AFRICA (excl. Morocco)

Eudidymite with Aegirine and Quartz
 

MF48AK7: New in Munich 2019: Parallel growth of well defined and doubly terminated white Eudidymite crystals on matrix, associated with smoky Quartz and Aegirine crystals. Eudidymite is a species that very rarely occurs in sharp well-terminated crystals and that is why the specimens from this find are so exceptional. The specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Monte Malosa (Northwest side), Zomba District  Malawi (09/2019)

Specimen size: 3.2 × 2.5 × 2.2 cm = 1.3” × 1.0” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 0.4 cm = 0.6” × 0.2”




Eudidymite with Aegirine and Quartz. Front
Front
Eudidymite with Aegirine and Quartz. Side
Side
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Eudidymite with Aegirine and Quartz
Eudidymite with Aegirine and Quartz. Front
Front
Eudidymite with Aegirine and Quartz. Rear
Rear
 

MG49AK7: New in Munich 2019: Parallel growth of sharp, doubly terminated white Eudidymite crystals on matrix, associated with doubly terminated smoky Quartz crystals and very sharp and shiny Aegirine crystals. Eudidymite is a species that very rarely occurs in sharp and well-terminated crystals and that is why the specimens from this find are so exceptional. This specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Monte Malosa (Northwest side), Zomba District  Malawi (09/2019)

Specimen size: 2.9 × 2.7 × 1.7 cm = 1.1” × 1.1” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 2.6 × 1.7 cm = 1.0” × 0.7”




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Eudidymite with Aegirine
 

MH89AK7: New in Munich 2019: Parallel growth of sharp white Eudidymite crystals, doubly terminated and implanted in a group of Aegirine crystals. Eudidymite is a species that very rarely occurs in sharp and well-terminated crystals and that is why the specimens from this find are so exceptional. This specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Monte Malosa (Northwest side), Zomba District  Malawi (09/2019)

Specimen size: 5.4 × 2.2 × 1.7 cm = 2.1” × 0.9” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 0.5 cm = 0.6” × 0.2”




Eudidymite with Aegirine. Front
Front
Eudidymite with Aegirine. Side
Side
Eudidymite with Aegirine.
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Eudidymite with Aegirine
Eudidymite with Aegirine. Front
Front
Eudidymite with Aegirine. Side
Side
Eudidymite with Aegirine. Rear
Rear
 

MG50AK7: New in Munich 2019: Parallel growth of sharp white Eudidymite crystals, doubly terminated and implanted in a group of Aegirine crystals. Eudidymite is a species that very rarely occurs in sharp and well-terminated crystals and that is why the specimens from this find are so exceptional. This specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
This sample has been referenced and pictured, as a novelty in Munich 2019, in the magazine "Le Règne Minéral" number 150, page 42 and published on the Mineralogical Record´s web page, in the ‘What's New’ section, report 54, December 13, 2019 edition, page 3
Monte Malosa (Northwest side), Zomba District  Malawi (09/2019)

Specimen size: 4.4 × 3 × 2.3 cm = 1.7” × 1.2” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 2.3 × 1.5 cm = 0.9” × 0.6”




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Eudidymite with Aegirine and Quartz
 

MF51AK7: New in Munich 2019: Groups of doubly terminated Eudidymite crystals, with good terminations and very marked parallel growths. They are translucent, colored white, and are implanted in a group of doubly terminated Aegirine crystals with small smoky Quartz crystals. Eudidymite is a species that rarely occurs in sharp and well-terminated crystals and that is why the specimens from this find are so exceptional. This specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Monte Malosa (Northwest side), Zomba District  Malawi (09/2019)

Specimen size: 6.6 × 3.6 × 4.2 cm = 2.6” × 1.4” × 1.7”

Main crystal size: 3 × 1.2 cm = 1.2” × 0.5”




Eudidymite with Aegirine and Quartz. Front
Front
Eudidymite with Aegirine and Quartz. Side
Side
Eudidymite with Aegirine and Quartz. Side
Side
Eudidymite with Aegirine and Quartz. Rear
Rear
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Prehnite with Calcite
Prehnite with Calcite. Prehnite with Calcite.
 

MF68AK7: Spheroidal growth of Prehnite crystals with very well defined terminal faces, translucent, very bright and very intense yellow. On rock matrix, with Calcite.
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region  Tanzania (2019)

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

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




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Zoisite (variety tanzanite)
 

EB26AK7: Parallel growth of Zoisite crystals (Tanzanite variety), of gem quality, transparent, very bright, and exhibiting dichroic color, deep and uniform navy blue that turns reddish according to the orientation of the light.
D-Block Mine, Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region  Tanzania (2016)

Specimen size: 3.4 × 1.9 × 0.9 cm = 1.3” × 0.7” × 0.4”




Zoisite (variety tanzanite). Front
Front
Zoisite (variety tanzanite). Rear
Rear
Zoisite (variety tanzanite). Side
Side
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TSUMEB

Mimetite
Mimetite. Mimetite.
 

LR86AK7: Very elongated crystals of Mimetite, with excellent terminations, transparent, lustrous, intense yellow, on matrix.
This piece is from the collection of Philippe Morelon (No. 1100) whose label we will send to the buyer.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 3 × 2.2 × 1.4 cm = 1.2” × 0.9” × 0.6”

Main crystal size: 0.3 × 0.1 cm = 0.1” × 0.0”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Former collection of Philippe Morelon




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Malachite after Azurite
 

MC51AK7: Sharp group of pseudomorphic Malachite after doubly terminated Azurite crystals, one of them clearly dominant, with very marked polycrystalline growths.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 8.8 × 4.7 × 2.9 cm = 3.5” × 1.9” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 8.2 × 2.1 cm = 3.2” × 0.8”




Malachite after Azurite. Malachite after Azurite.
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Malachite after Azurite with Quartz and Cerussite
Malachite after Azurite with Quartz and Cerussite. Front
Front
Malachite after Azurite with Quartz and Cerussite. Rear
Rear

Recorded under LED light
 

TM93AK7: Malachite pseudomorphic after a group of Azurite crystals, one of them clearly dominant, large, and doubly terminated, with Cerussite, on matrix.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 10.2 × 7.2 × 3.7 cm = 4.0” × 2.8” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 9.8 × 4.2 cm = 3.9” × 1.7”




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SOUTH AMERICA (excl. Brazil)

Axinite-(Mn) with Epidote
 

NQ90AK7: Group of extremely sharp, lustrous and translucent Axinite-(Mn) crystals, many of them doubly terminated, with polycrystalline growths, partially coated by deep green Epidote crystals.
The specimen is from the Miguel David Martínez collection (No. 524), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Canta, Canta District, Canta Province, Lima Department  Peru (2018)

Specimen size: 13.2 × 8.1 × 6.3 cm = 5.2” × 3.2” × 2.5”

Main crystal size: 5.4 × 1.7 cm = 2.1” × 0.7”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez




Axinite-(Mn) with Epidote. Axinite-(Mn) with Epidote.
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CHINA

Octahedral Fluorite with Calcite
Octahedral Fluorite with Calcite. Front
Front
Octahedral Fluorite with Calcite. Light behind
Light behind
Octahedral Fluorite with Calcite. Side
Side
Octahedral Fluorite with Calcite. Top
Top
 

MT66AK7: New in Denver 2019: Sharp octahedral deep pink Fluorite crystal, translucent, with growth figures on the faces and partially covered with white Calcite crystals and small cubic pyrite crystals.
This sample has been referenced and pictured, as a novelty in Munich 2019, in the magazine ‘Mineralien Welt’ and appears on page 66 of number 1/2020

Huanggang Mines, shaft 6, Hexigten Banner (Kèshíkèténg Qí), Ulanhad (Chifeng), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (2019)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 5.8 × 5.9 cm = 2.4” × 2.3” × 2.3”




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Fluorite
 

EM73AK7: Group, on matrix, of very sharp cubic crystals of Fluorite, extraordinarily transparent, lustrous, and very intense green. Although thousands of these have come out, so far I have not seen any that had the intense color and transparency of these.
Xianghuapu Mine, Xianghualing Sn-polymetallic ore field, Linwu, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province  China (2018)

Specimen size: 7.8 × 6.4 × 5.4 cm = 3.1” × 2.5” × 2.1”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.9 cm = 0.8” × 0.7”

Fluorescent long & short UV




Fluorite. Front
Front
Fluorite. Side
Side
Fluorite.
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Fluorite
Fluorite. Fluorite.
 

EJ72AK7: Group, on matrix, of very sharp cubic crystals of Fluorite, extraordinarily transparent, lustrous, and very intense green. Although thousands of these have come out, so far I have not seen any that had the intense color and transparency of these.
Xianghuapu Mine, Xianghualing Sn-polymetallic ore field, Linwu, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province  China (2018)

Specimen size: 10.4 × 7.6 × 4.6 cm = 4.1” × 3.0” × 1.8”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 1.6 cm = 0.7” × 0.6”

Fluorescent long & short UV




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Sphalerite with Calcite, Quartz, Arsenopyrite and Sphalerite
 

EG88AK7: Complex crystal of Sphalerite with sharp faces and edges, translucent, intense yellow, on matrix, with very sharp small crystals of Arsenopyrite, white lenticular Calcite crystals, Quartz crystals and other small, darker and more metallic looking Sphalerite crystals.
Huanggang Mines, Hexigten Banner (Kèshíkèténg Qí), Ulanhad (Chifeng), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (2016)

Specimen size: 8.4 × 5.4 × 3.2 cm = 3.3” × 2.1” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 1.6 cm = 0.7” × 0.6”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV




Sphalerite with Calcite, Quartz, Arsenopyrite and Sphalerite. Sphalerite with Calcite, Quartz, Arsenopyrite and Sphalerite.
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Sphalerite with Calcite
Sphalerite with Calcite. Sphalerite with Calcite.
 

EC49AK7: Group of complex twinned crystals of Sphalerite, translucent, intense yellow, on white Calcite matrix. A very aesthetic specimen and with the Sphalerite being quite large for the locality.
Huanggang Mines, Hexigten Banner (Kèshíkèténg Qí), Ulanhad (Chifeng), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (2016)

Specimen size: 5.8 × 5.1 × 4.4 cm = 2.3” × 2.0” × 1.7”

Main crystal size: 3.4 × 2.6 cm = 1.3” × 1.0”

Calcite extremely fluorescent long & short UV




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