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Assistance from John S. White (former Smithsonian curator) John S. White


MEXICO

Dioptase
Dioptase. Dioptase.
 

TZ37AK9: Druze of small rhombohedral Dioptase crystals, transparent and extraordinarily brilliant, on matrix, with small water-clear crystals of Calcite. Dioptase is a rarity in Milpillas. One more surprise from a locality which is accustoming us to surprises.
Milpillas Mine, level 890, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (12/2018)

Specimen size: 3.6 × 3.5 × 1.3 cm = 1.42” × 1.38” × 0.51”

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


minID: JMNGWT



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Acanthite
 

TZ71AK9: Two very sharp and lustrous Acanthite crystals, of cubic habit (pseudomorphic after Argentite) with very deep hopper growths. An excellent miniature, a classic of Mexican mineralogy, from an old collection.
San Juan de Rayas Mine, Guanajuato, Municipio Guanajuato  Mexico

Specimen size: 3.2 × 2.6 × 2 cm = 1.26” × 1.02” × 0.79”

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


minID: 90Q571



Acanthite. Front
Front
Acanthite. Side
Side
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Hemimorphite
Hemimorphite. Hemimorphite.
 

MY14AK9: Group of Hemimorphite crystals, in a matrix of limonite, translucent, white, bright and with excellent terminations.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico

Specimen size: 6 × 5.1 × 3.7 cm = 2.36” × 2.01” × 1.46”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 0.5 cm = 0.71” × 0.20”


minID: PPUFRW



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CANADA

Sphalerite with Pyrite
 

NB26AK9: Outstanding matrix group of Sphalerite crystals of complex habit, translucent and intense orange. A good specimen from a well known Canadian locality but one from which Sphalerite of good quality for collections is rare.
Flamboro Quarry, West Flamborough Township, Hamilton, Ontario  Canada

Specimen size: 4.3 × 3.8 × 2.1 cm = 1.69” × 1.50” × 0.83”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.5 cm = 0.24” × 0.20”


minID: VT0-EN0



Sphalerite with Pyrite. Sphalerite with Pyrite.
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EUROPE (excl. Spain, Portugal and Romania)

Quartz (variety smoky)
Quartz (variety smoky). Front
Front
Quartz (variety smoky). Rear
Rear
Quartz (variety smoky)  

MQ76AK9: Group of doubly terminated floater crystals, transparent and very bright, with a slightly smoky tone. An alpine classic from the collection Carles Manresa (no. 4147) whose collection entry shows that it was previously in the collection of Joaquín Folch Girona, who got it in an exchange with the Sulzbachs, Zurich, in 1950. We will send to the buyer, together with the specimen, the label and collection record of Carlos Manresa and the label and handwritten record from the Folch collection.
Sidelangetscher, Furka Pass area, Urseren, Uri  Switzerland (±1950)

Specimen size: 5.6 × 5 × 3.7 cm = 2.20” × 1.97” × 1.46”

Main crystal size: 5.5 × 3.3 cm = 2.17” × 1.30”

Former collection of Carles Manresa

With record from the Folch Collection (duplicates)

minID: LG8DKT



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Calcite with Hematite inclusions
 

EJ89AK9: An English classic in excellent condition, forming a druse of parallel growths of prismatic crystals with flattened rhombohedral terminations. The crystals exhibit oriented reddish zonation due to Hematite inclusions.
Stank Mine, Barrow-in-Furness, former Cumberland, Cumbria  England / United Kingdom

Specimen size: 12.2 × 9.7 × 5.5 cm = 4.80” × 3.82” × 2.17”

Main crystal size: 3.2 × 1.8 cm = 1.26” × 0.71”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV

minID: N9U98T



Calcite with Hematite inclusions. Calcite with Hematite inclusions.
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MOROCCO

Calcite (variety kanonenspat) with Epidote
Calcite (variety kanonenspat) with Epidote. Calcite (variety kanonenspat) with Epidote.
 

MR67AK9: Group of sharp pseudohexagonal Calcite crystals, some of them doubly terminated, completely covered by a second generation of small scalenohedral crystals, with small Quartz crystals, and localized groups of Epidote crystals. We have analyzed this type of specimen because of their genetic complexity and will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Jebel Masker, Imilchil area, Tounfit, Khénifra Province, Beni Mellal-Khenifra Region  Morocco (08/2019)

Specimen size: 17.8 × 11.7 × 10.2 cm = 7.01” × 4.61” × 4.02”

Main crystal size: 7 × 2.8 cm = 2.76” × 1.10”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV

minID: 933JQC



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Copper with Quartz
Copper with Quartz  

EB66AK9: Outstanding double arborescent growth of deformed and flattened copper crystals, three-dimensional and sharp on the octahedral terminations, in a crystalline Quartz matrix.
The specimen is from the Christian Mondeilh collection (No. 0755/2014), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2014)

Specimen size: 13.2 × 6.8 × 4.3 cm = 5.20” × 2.68” × 1.69”

Former collection of Christian Mondeilh

minID: PT6VA7

€170 / US$195 / ¥22260 / AUD$265

Copper with Quartz. Front
Front
Copper with Quartz. Rear
Rear
Reservado
Azurite with Malachite
Azurite with Malachite. Azurite with Malachite.
Azurite with Malachite  

ET67AK9: Azurite crystals on matrix, with a small fan-like aggregate of Malachite. The individual Azurite crystals, with simple sharp forms and perfect terminations, are translucent, bright, with vivid color and intense reflections.
The sample is from the Christian Mondeilh collection (No. M27 / 2002), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Kerrouchen, Khénifra Province, Beni Mellal-Khenifra Region  Morocco (±2002)

Specimen size: 6.1 × 5.4 × 2.6 cm = 2.40” × 2.13” × 1.02”

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 1 cm = 0.51” × 0.39”

Former collection of Christian Mondeilh

minID: F58HLF



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SOUTH AMERICA (excl. Brazil)

Beryl (variety emerald)
 

ND69AK9: Floater crystal, of good size, surely formed in a Calcite matrix, with sharp faces and edges but with dissolution forms in both its upper and lower terminations. Transparent, lustrous, with more intense color in the terminal areas than in the center of the crystal.
  Colombia

Specimen size: 2 × 1.5 × 1.5 cm = 0.79” × 0.59” × 0.59”




Beryl (variety emerald). Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Beryl (variety emerald). Top / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Top / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Baryte
Baryte. Photo: Joaquim Callén
Photo: Joaquim Callén
Baryte. Detail
Detail

Recorded under LED light
 

TW26AK9: Group of tabular and very sharp Baryte crystals on matrix, many of them doubly terminated and all of them transparent, extraordinarily lustrous and slightly smoky. A very elegant specimen.
Warihuyn Hill, →2850 m., Puños, Miraflores District, Huamalíes Province, Huánuco Department  Peru (2007)

Specimen size: 14.6 × 6.9 × 3.9 cm = 5.75” × 2.72” × 1.54”

Main crystal size: 2.7 × 1.2 cm = 1.06” × 0.47”

Zoned fluorescence long & short UV



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CHINA

Pyromorphite with Baryte

Recorded under LED light
Pyromorphite with Baryte
 

EG16AK9: Sharp translucent Pyromorphite crystals with very deep hopper faces, intense luster, bright and uniform green color, implanted on a white Baryte matrix.
The specimen is from the Raúl Sanabria collection, whose label we will send to the buyer.
Daoping Mine, Gongcheng, Guilin Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region  China (±2013)

Specimen size: 9.7 × 6.8 × 6.7 cm = 3.82” × 2.68” × 2.64”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.9 cm = 0.47” × 0.35”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Former collection of Raúl Sanabria



Pyromorphite with Baryte. Pyromorphite with Baryte.
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