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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 = 0.91” × 0.75” × 0.24”

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 = 1.81” × 1.65” × 1.34”

Main crystal size: 0.2 × 0.2 cm = 0.08” × 0.08”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Carles Manresa



Adamite. Adamite.
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Adamite
Adamite. Front
Front
Adamite. Side
Side
Adamite.
 

MB89AK7: Spheroidal growths, with good crystal terminations, on limonite matrix, translucent, very bright and very intense yellow. A Mexican classic.
Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico

Specimen size: 9.3 × 5.6 × 5.3 cm = 3.66” × 2.20” × 2.09”

Main crystal size: 3.2 × 2.4 cm = 1.26” × 0.94”

Very fluorescent long & short UV



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CANADA

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 = 1.34” × 0.67” × 1.06”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.3 cm = 0.47” × 0.12”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Vesuvianite. Vesuvianite.
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Grossular (variety hessonite) with Pectolite
Grossular (variety hessonite) with Pectolite. 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 = 2.91” × 2.20” × 1.54”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.5 cm = 0.20” × 0.20”




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SPAIN

Cerussite
 

DL86AK7: A sample from the Don Quijote mine that is true part of Spanish mineralogical history and that, by its morphological characteristics, we assume was extracted in the late nineteenth century. The aggregate is composed of arrow-shaped twins, with the faces and edges defined, silky luster and uniform white color.
The specimen is from the Lluís Daunis collection.
Don Quijote Mine, Llano del Beal, Cartagena, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain (±1890)

Specimen size: 3.4 × 2.6 × 2.6 cm = 1.34” × 1.02” × 1.02”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.4 cm = 0.31” × 0.16”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Former collection of Lluís Daunis



Cerussite. Cerussite.
Cerussite.
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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 = 2.17” × 1.57” × 1.69”

Main crystal size: 3 × 2 cm = 1.18” × 0.79”




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Quartz (variety jacinto de compostela) on Gypsum
 

ND96AK7: Elongated spheroidal growth of crystals without prism development and with very sharp rhombohedral faces, brilliant, very intense red, in a gypsum matrix.
The specimen is from the Miguel David Martínez collection (No. 540) whose label we will send to the buyer.
Chella, Comarca Canal de Navarrés, València / Valencia, Valencian Community  Spain (2018)

Specimen size: 9.2 × 6.2 × 6 cm = 3.62” × 2.44” × 2.36”

Main crystal size: 5 × 2.9 cm = 1.97” × 1.14”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez



Quartz (variety jacinto de compostela) on Gypsum. Quartz (variety jacinto de compostela) on Gypsum.
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ROMANIA

Rhodochrosite
Rhodochrosite. 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.
The specimen has been photographed and published in the magazine ‘Paragénesis’, number 01/2020, page 94
Cavnic mining area, Cavnic, Maramures  Romania

Specimen size: 8.2 × 7.4 × 7.5 cm = 3.23” × 2.91” × 2.95”




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EUROPE (excl. Spain, Portugal and Romania)

Pyrargyrite
Pyrargyrite  

MC38AK7: Free standing group of prismatic crystals, very sharp, with excellent terminals faces, and very brilliant.
This specimen, from a classic German locality, comes from the collection of Thomas P. Moore, whose label we will send to the buyer.
Freiberg District, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony/Sachsen  Germany

Specimen size: 2.5 × 1.3 × 1.7 cm = 0.98” × 0.51” × 0.67”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 1 cm = 0.55” × 0.39”

Former collection of Thomas P. Moore



Pyrargyrite.
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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 = 1.06” × 1.02” × 0.91”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 1 cm = 0.47” × 0.39”




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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 = 1.97” × 1.42” × 2.20”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 1 cm = 0.43” × 0.39”




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 = 1.30” × 0.55” × 0.75”

Weight: 28 gram



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MOROCCO

Prehnite with Epidote and Feldspar
 

MM16AK7: New in Munich 2019: Prehnite as spheroidal growths, one of them clearly dominant, a uniform pale green, and on an ophite matrix covered with small Epidote crystals.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (08/2019)

Specimen size: 6.8 × 6.7 × 4.8 cm = 2.68” × 2.64” × 1.89”

Main crystal size: 4.3 × 4.1 cm = 1.69” × 1.61”




Prehnite with Epidote and Feldspar. Prehnite with Epidote and Feldspar.
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Prehnite with Epidote and Quartz
Prehnite with Epidote and Quartz.
 

MP66AK7: New in Munich 2019: Prehnite as spherical aggregate of uniform pale green color, on ophite matrix coated with small Epidote crystals and transparent lustrous flattened crystals of Quartz.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (08/2019)

Specimen size: 7.5 × 6.8 × 5.6 cm = 2.95” × 2.68” × 2.20”

Main crystal size: 4.6 × 4.3 cm = 1.81” × 1.69”




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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 as well as in the magazine ‘Mineral Up’ on page 52 of the 2020/01 edition.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (08/2019)

Specimen size: 8.2 × 6.6 × 4.7 cm = 3.23” × 2.60” × 1.85”

Main crystal size: 4.6 × 4 cm = 1.81” × 1.57”




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 = 4.33” × 3.31” × 2.20”

Main crystal size: 4.5 × 2.6 cm = 1.77” × 1.02”

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.
Mount Malosa (Northwest side), Zomba District  Malawi (09/2019)

Specimen size: 3.2 × 2.5 × 2.2 cm = 1.26” × 0.98” × 0.87”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 0.4 cm = 0.59” × 0.16”




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.
Mount Malosa (Northwest side), Zomba District  Malawi (09/2019)

Specimen size: 2.9 × 2.7 × 1.7 cm = 1.14” × 1.06” × 0.67”

Main crystal size: 2.6 × 1.7 cm = 1.02” × 0.67”




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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.
Mount Malosa (Northwest side), Zomba District  Malawi (09/2019)

Specimen size: 5.4 × 2.2 × 1.7 cm = 2.13” × 0.87” × 0.67”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 0.5 cm = 0.55” × 0.20”




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 as well as in the magazine ‘Mineral Up’ on page 52 of the 2020/01 edition.
Mount Malosa (Northwest side), Zomba District  Malawi (09/2019)

Specimen size: 4.4 × 3 × 2.3 cm = 1.73” × 1.18” × 0.91”

Main crystal size: 2.3 × 1.5 cm = 0.91” × 0.59”




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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.
Mount Malosa (Northwest side), Zomba District  Malawi (09/2019)

Specimen size: 6.6 × 3.6 × 4.2 cm = 2.60” × 1.42” × 1.65”

Main crystal size: 3 × 1.2 cm = 1.18” × 0.47”




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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Libethenite
Libethenite. Libethenite.
 

TV6AK7: Group of tetrahedral crystals with very well defined faces and edges, lustrous, very deep and uniform green color, on matrix. A Zambian classic that we will send in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also includes a label indicating that the piece was previously in the Sullivan collection.
Nkana Mine (Rokana Mine), Kitwe, Kitwe Dstrict, Copperbelt Province  Zambia

Specimen size: 3.2 × 1.9 × 1.4 cm = 1.26” × 0.75” × 0.55”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 1 cm = 0.47” × 0.39”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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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 = 1.85” × 1.85” × 1.65”

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 0.5 cm = 0.51” × 0.20”




Prehnite with Calcite. Prehnite with Calcite.
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Zoisite (variety tanzanite)
Zoisite (variety tanzanite). Front
Front
Zoisite (variety tanzanite). Rear
Rear
Zoisite (variety tanzanite). Side
Side
 

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 = 1.34” × 0.75” × 0.35”




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Grandidierite with Phlogopite
 

EZ86AK7: Grandidierite crystals, one of them clearly dominant, with the faces and edges of the prism well defined, translucent, brilliant and a deep uniform greenish-blue. Of excellent quality for this rare silicate due to the upper termination that, although somewhat rough, is complete.
Tranomaro Commune, Tranomaro-Maromby area, Amboasary District, Anosy Region (Fort Dauphin Region), Toliara Province (Tuléar)  Madagascar

Specimen size: 3.2 × 2.2 × 1.2 cm = 1.26” × 0.87” × 0.47”

Main crystal size: 2.6 × 1.8 cm = 1.02” × 0.71”




Grandidierite with Phlogopite. Front
Front
Grandidierite with Phlogopite. Light behind
Light behind
Grandidierite with Phlogopite. Top
Top
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TSUMEB

Smithsonite (variety cobaltoan)
Smithsonite (variety cobaltoan). Smithsonite (variety cobaltoan).
 

NB37AK7: Druse of sharp rhombohedral Smithsonite crystals, with well defined faces and slightly curved edges, translucent, lustrous, bright pink with mauve tones, on matrix.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 4.8 × 4.7 × 4.1 cm = 1.89” × 1.85” × 1.61”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.4 cm = 0.28” × 0.16”




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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 = 1.18” × 0.87” × 0.55”

Main crystal size: 0.3 × 0.1 cm = 0.12” × 0.04”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Former collection of Philippe Morelon



Mimetite. Mimetite.
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Mimetite
Mimetite. Mimetite.
 

EC64AK7: Polycrystalline growths of sharp Mimetite crystals with excellent pyramidal terminations and slightly curved faces and edges, translucent and with good luster, intense and uniform orange-yellow color, on limonite matrix. A Tsumeb classic of great quality.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 7.3 × 5.7 × 4.4 cm = 2.87” × 2.24” × 1.73”

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 0.6 cm = 0.51” × 0.24”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



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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 = 3.46” × 1.85” × 1.14”

Main crystal size: 8.2 × 2.1 cm = 3.23” × 0.83”




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 = 4.02” × 2.83” × 1.46”

Main crystal size: 9.8 × 4.2 cm = 3.86” × 1.65”




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SOUTH AMERICA (excl. Brazil)

Gold with Quartz
Gold with Quartz  

MG96AK7: Skeletal crystals and flattened growths of Gold, very bright, in rock matrix.
The specimen is from the Raul Sanabria collection, whose label we will send to the buyer.
Los Delirios claim, Delirios III cut, Municipio Vetas, Soto Province, Santander Department  Colombia (01/2018)

Specimen size: 5 × 2.6 × 1.5 cm = 1.97” × 1.02” × 0.59”

Former collection of Raúl Sanabria



Gold with Quartz. Gold with Quartz.
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Axinite-(Mn) with Epidote
Axinite-(Mn) with Epidote. 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.
Cullhuay, Huaros District, Canta Province, Lima Department  Peru (2018)

Specimen size: 13.2 × 8.1 × 6.3 cm = 5.20” × 3.19” × 2.48”

Main crystal size: 5.4 × 1.7 cm = 2.13” × 0.67”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez



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CHINA

Octahedral Fluorite with Calcite
 

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 = 2.44” × 2.28” × 2.32”




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
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Octahedral Fluorite with inclusions and Calcite
Octahedral Fluorite with inclusions and Calcite. Front
Front
Octahedral Fluorite with inclusions and Calcite. Side
Side
Octahedral Fluorite with inclusions and Calcite. Side
Side

Recorded under LED light
 

MR96AK7: New in Denver 2019: Outstanding group of octahedral Fluorite crystals, with well defined shapes, translucent, intense and uniform pink color, with inclusions of Calcite, and whose matrix is a crystal of the same Fluorite but of cubic habit and whitish color.
Huanggang Mines, shaft 6, Hexigten Banner (Kèshíkèténg Qí), Ulanhad (Chifeng), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (2019)

Specimen size: 9 × 4.7 × 4.9 cm = 3.54” × 1.85” × 1.93”

Main crystal size: 3.7 × 3.7 cm = 1.46” × 1.46”

White Fluorite fluorescent long & short UV



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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 = 3.07” × 2.52” × 2.13”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.9 cm = 0.79” × 0.75”

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 = 4.09” × 2.99” × 1.81”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 1.6 cm = 0.67” × 0.63”

Fluorescent long & short UV



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Fluorite with Calcite, Quartz and Pyrite
 

ER99AK7: Cube-octahedral Fluorite crystals with their cube faces being smooth and the octahedron faces showing marked polycrystalline growths. Transparent, very lustrous, with bright lilac color, denser in the cubic faces. The crystal is implanted on a Quartz matrix coated with white scalenohedral Calcite crystals and with small Pyrite crystals.
Shangbao Mine, Leiyang, Hengyang Prefecture, Hunan Province  China (2016)

Specimen size: 10.4 × 8.1 × 4.1 cm = 4.09” × 3.19” × 1.61”

Main crystal size: 3.2 × 2.6 cm = 1.26” × 1.02”

Calcite minor fluorescence long & short UV



Fluorite with Calcite, Quartz and Pyrite. Fluorite with Calcite, Quartz and Pyrite.
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Sphalerite with Calcite, Quartz, Arsenopyrite and Sphalerite
Sphalerite with Calcite, Quartz, Arsenopyrite and Sphalerite. 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 = 3.31” × 2.13” × 1.26”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 1.6 cm = 0.67” × 0.63”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV



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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 = 2.28” × 2.01” × 1.73”

Main crystal size: 3.4 × 2.6 cm = 1.34” × 1.02”

Calcite extremely fluorescent long & short UV



Sphalerite with Calcite. Sphalerite with Calcite.
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