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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

 

 



SPANISH FLUORITE

Fluorite with Quartz
Fluorite with Quartz. Front
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Fluorite with Quartz. Side
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Fluorite with Quartz. Side
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NG89AL5: Crystals with a cubic habit with polycrystalline surfaces and staggered faces, transparent, bright, with a very intense color between lilac and mauve, on matrix, with Quartz crystals.
This piece comes from the Miguel David Martínez collection (no. 442), whose label we will send to the buyer.
La Viesca Mine, La Collada mining area, Huergo, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (2015)

Specimen size: 7.4 × 5.2 × 4.8 cm = 2.91” × 2.05” × 1.89”

Main crystal size: 3.1 × 3 cm = 1.22” × 1.18”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez

€480 / US$537 / JPY57910 / AUD$784

Reservado
Fluorite
 

NA90AL5: Two cubic Fluorite crystals beveled by the rhombododecahedron, very clean and transparent, bright and with geometric color zoning.
The specimen comes from the Miguel David Martínez collection (no. 526), whose label we will send to the buyer.
La Viesca Mine, La Collada mining area, Huergo, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (2016)

Specimen size: 6 × 6 × 4.2 cm = 2.36” × 2.36” × 1.65”

Main crystal size: 4 × 3.5 cm = 1.57” × 1.38”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez



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

Fluorapatite with Chlorite
Fluorapatite with Chlorite. Front
Front
Fluorapatite with Chlorite. Rear
Rear
 

NP14AL5: A novelty at the Sainte Marie 2020 Virtual show: Group of elongated Fluorapatite crystals with a pale yellow to violet color, with zoning that forms white geometric bands in the terminal areas and small Chlorite coatings. The specimen, completely different from those known so far from Panasqueira, comes from a small vug that produced few pieces.
Minas da Panasqueira, level 0, Aldeia de São Francisco de Assis, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Cova da Beira, Centro  Portugal (02/2020)

Specimen size: 3.2 × 2.6 × 2.1 cm = 1.26” × 1.02” × 0.83”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.5 cm = 0.47” × 0.20”

Zoned fluorescence long & short UV

€90 / US$97 / JPY10390 / AUD$151

Reservado
Fluorapatite with Muscovite and Chlorite
 

NM6AL5: A novelty at Sainte Marie 2020 Virtual show: Group of elongated Fluorapatite crystals, some of them doubly terminated, pale yellow to violet in color with zoning that forms white geometric bands in the terminal areas, with leafy aggregates of Muscovite and little Chlorite coatings. The specimen, completely different from those known so far from Panasqueira, comes from a small vug that produced few specimens.
Minas da Panasqueira, level 0, Aldeia de São Francisco de Assis, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Cova da Beira, Centro  Portugal (02/2020)

Specimen size: 3.9 × 2 × 2 cm = 1.54” × 0.79” × 0.79”

Main crystal size: 3.2 × 0.7 cm = 1.26” × 0.28”

Zoned fluorescence long & short UV

€120 / US$129 / JPY13860 / AUD$201

Fluorapatite with Muscovite and Chlorite. Front
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Fluorapatite with Muscovite and Chlorite. Rear
Rear
Fluorapatite with Muscovite and Chlorite. Side
Side
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Fluorapatite with Muscovite and Chlorite
Fluorapatite with Muscovite and Chlorite. Front
Front
Fluorapatite with Muscovite and Chlorite. Rear
Rear
 

NQ6AL5: A novelty at Sainte Marie 2020 Virtual show: Group of elongated Fluorapatite crystals, some of them doubly terminated, of a color between pale yellow and violet with zoning that forms white geometric bands in the terminal areas, with small leafy aggregates of Muscovite and lamellar Chlorite coatings . The specimen, completely different from those known so far from Panasqueira, comes from a small vug that produced few pieces.
Minas da Panasqueira, level 0, Aldeia de São Francisco de Assis, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Cova da Beira, Centro  Portugal (02/2020)

Specimen size: 4.4 × 2.4 × 2.3 cm = 1.73” × 0.94” × 0.91”

Main crystal size: 2.4 × 0.6 cm = 0.94” × 0.24”

Zoned fluorescence long & short UV

€120 / US$129 / JPY13860 / AUD$201

Reservado
Fluorapatite with Quartz and Muscovite
 

NF76AL5: A novelty at Sainte Marie 2020 Virtual show: Group of elongated pale yellow to violet Fluorapatite crystals with zoning that forms white geometric bands in the terminal areas, on a transparent Quartz crystal with small leafy aggregates of Muscovite. The specimen, completely different from what had been known so far in Panasqueira, comes from a small vug that produced few pieces.
Minas da Panasqueira, level 0, Aldeia de São Francisco de Assis, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Cova da Beira, Centro  Portugal (02/2020)

Specimen size: 3.8 × 3.7 × 2 cm = 1.50” × 1.46” × 0.79”

Main crystal size: 1.9 × 0.6 cm = 0.75” × 0.24”

Zoned fluorescence long & short UV



Fluorapatite with Quartz and Muscovite.
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Fluorapatite with Quartz, Chlorite and Calcite
Fluorapatite with Quartz, Chlorite and Calcite.
 

NE46AL5: A novelty at the Sainte Marie 2020 Virtual show: Group of elongated pale yellow to violet Fluorapatite crystals with zoning that forms white geometric bands in the terminal areas, on a Quartz crystal, partially covered by Chlorite and small crystals of Calcite. The specimen, completely different from those known so far from Panasqueira, comes from a small vug that produced few pieces.
Minas da Panasqueira, level 0, Aldeia de São Francisco de Assis, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Cova da Beira, Centro  Portugal (02/2020)

Specimen size: 5.2 × 2.6 × 1.5 cm = 2.05” × 1.02” × 0.59”

Main crystal size: 3.6 × 0.7 cm = 1.42” × 0.28”

Zoned fluorescence long & short UV



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Fluorapatite with Quartz, Muscovite and Chlorite
 

NG76AL5: A novelty at the Sainte Marie 2020 Virtual show: Group of elongated pale yellow to violet Fluorapatite crystals with zoning that forms white geometric bands in the terminal areas, on a transparent Quartz crystal, with small Chlorite coatings and leafy aggregates of Muscovite . This piece, completely different from those known until now from Panasqueira, comes from a small vug that produced few specimens.
Minas da Panasqueira, level 0, Aldeia de São Francisco de Assis, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Cova da Beira, Centro  Portugal (02/2020)

Specimen size: 4 × 2.5 × 2.8 cm = 1.57” × 0.98” × 1.10”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 0.6 cm = 0.71” × 0.24”

Zoned fluorescence long & short UV



Fluorapatite with Quartz, Muscovite and Chlorite. Front
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Fluorapatite with Quartz, Muscovite and Chlorite. Side
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Fluorapatite with Quartz, Sphalerite, Muscovite and Chlorite
Fluorapatite with Quartz, Sphalerite, Muscovite and Chlorite. Fluorapatite with Quartz, Sphalerite, Muscovite and Chlorite.
 

NJ36AL5: A novelty at the Sainte Marie 2020 Virtual show: Group of elongated pale yellow to violet Fluorapatite crystals with zoning that forms white geometric bands in the terminal areas, on matrix, with Sphalerite, Quartz crystals, leafy aggregates of Muscovite and small coatings of Chlorite. The specimen, completely different from those known so far from Panasqueira, comes from a small vug that produced few pieces.
Minas da Panasqueira, level 0, Aldeia de São Francisco de Assis, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Cova da Beira, Centro  Portugal (02/2020)

Specimen size: 7.6 × 5.2 × 3.4 cm = 2.99” × 2.05” × 1.34”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 0.5 cm = 0.63” × 0.20”

Zoned fluorescence long & short UV



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Fluorapatite with Sphalerite, Muscovite and Chlorite
 

NK46AL5: A novelty at the Sainte Marie 2020 Virtual show: Group of elongated pale yellow to violet Fluorapatite crystals with zoning that forms white geometric bands in the terminal areas, on matrix, with Sphalerite, Quartz crystals, leafy aggregates of Muscovite and small coatings of Chlorite. The specimen, completely different from those known until now from Panasqueira, comes from a small vug that produced few specimens.
Minas da Panasqueira, level 0, Aldeia de São Francisco de Assis, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Cova da Beira, Centro  Portugal (02/2020)

Specimen size: 7.9 × 4.2 × 3.3 cm = 3.11” × 1.65” × 1.30”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 0.7 cm = 0.71” × 0.28”

Zoned fluorescence long & short UV



Fluorapatite with Sphalerite, Muscovite and Chlorite. Fluorapatite with Sphalerite, Muscovite and Chlorite.
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Fluorapatite with Quartz and Chlorite
Fluorapatite with Quartz and Chlorite. Front
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Fluorapatite with Quartz and Chlorite. Rear
Rear
Fluorapatite with Quartz and Chlorite.
 

NW47AL5: A novelty at the Sainte Marie 2020 Virtual show: Group of elongated and doubly terminated Fluorapatite crystals between pale yellow and violet with zoning that forms white geometric bands in the terminal areas, on a transparent Quartz crystal partially coated with Chlorite. The specimen, completely different from those known so far from Panasqueira, comes from a small vug that produced few specimens.
Minas da Panasqueira, level 0, Aldeia de São Francisco de Assis, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Cova da Beira, Centro  Portugal (02/2020)

Specimen size: 7.1 × 4.2 × 2.8 cm = 2.80” × 1.65” × 1.10”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1 cm = 0.79” × 0.39”

Zoned fluorescence long & short UV



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Fluorapatite with Quartz, Muscovite and Chlorite
 

NL48AL5: A novelty at the Sainte Marie 2020 Virtual show: Group of elongated and doubly terminated Fluorapatite crystals between pale yellow and violet with zoning that forms white geometric bands in the terminal areas, on a transparent Quartz crystal with Chlorite and Muscovite coatings. The specimen, completely different from those known so far from Panasqueira, comes from a small vug that produced few pieces.
Minas da Panasqueira, level 0, Aldeia de São Francisco de Assis, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Cova da Beira, Centro  Portugal (02/2020)

Specimen size: 5.5 × 5.1 × 3.4 cm = 2.17” × 2.01” × 1.34”

Main crystal size: 2.9 × 0.6 cm = 1.14” × 0.24”

Zoned fluorescence long & short UV

€320 / US$345 / JPY36960 / AUD$537

Fluorapatite with Quartz, Muscovite and Chlorite. Front
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Fluorapatite with Quartz, Muscovite and Chlorite. Rear
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Fluorapatite with Quartz, Muscovite and Chlorite. Side
Side
Fluorapatite with Quartz, Muscovite and Chlorite.
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Fluorapatite with Muscovite and Chlorite
Fluorapatite with Muscovite and Chlorite. Front
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Fluorapatite with Muscovite and Chlorite. Rear
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Fluorapatite with Muscovite and Chlorite.
 

ND28AL5: A novelty at the Sainte Marie 2020 Virtual show: Elongated pale yellow to violet Fluorapatite crystals with zoning that forms white geometric bands in the terminal areas, on matrix, with spheroidal aggregates of Muscovite coated with Chlorite. The specimen, completely different from those known so far from Panasqueira, comes from a small vug that produced few pieces.
Minas da Panasqueira, level 0, Aldeia de São Francisco de Assis, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Cova da Beira, Centro  Portugal (02/2020)

Specimen size: 7.7 × 5.8 × 5.6 cm = 3.03” × 2.28” × 2.20”

Main crystal size: 3.5 × 1.0 cm = 1.38” × 0.39”

Zoned fluorescence long & short UV

€340 / US$367 / JPY39280 / AUD$571

Reservado
Fluorapatite with Muscovite, Chlorite, Quartz and Arsenopyrite
 

NC10AL5: A novelty at the Sainte Marie 2020 Virtual show: Groups of elongated and doubly terminated Fluorapatite crystals between pale yellow and violet between pale yellow and violet with zoning that forms white geometric bands in the terminal areas, on matrix, with Quartz, small crystals of Arsenopyrite, Chlorite coatings and leafy Muscovite aggregates. The specimen, completely different from those known until now from Panasqueira, comes from a small vug that produced few pieces.
Minas da Panasqueira, level 0, Aldeia de São Francisco de Assis, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Cova da Beira, Centro  Portugal (02/2020)

Specimen size: 7.8 × 7.6 × 4.7 cm = 3.07” × 2.99” × 1.85”

Main crystal size: 4.7 × 1.8 cm = 1.85” × 0.71”

Zoned fluorescence long & short UV

€680 / US$734 / JPY78560 / AUD$1142

Fluorapatite with Muscovite, Chlorite, Quartz and Arsenopyrite. Front
Front
Fluorapatite with Muscovite, Chlorite, Quartz and Arsenopyrite. Side
Side
Fluorapatite with Muscovite, Chlorite, Quartz and Arsenopyrite.
Reservado
Fluorapatite with Quartz, Arsenopyrite, Muscovite and Chlorite
Fluorapatite with Quartz, Arsenopyrite, Muscovite and Chlorite. Fluorapatite with Quartz, Arsenopyrite, Muscovite and Chlorite.
Fluorapatite with Quartz, Arsenopyrite, Muscovite and Chlorite.
 

NB57AL5: A novelty at Sainte Marie 2020 Virtual show: Groups of elongated and doubly terminated Fluorapatite crystals between pale yellow and violet with zoning that forms white geometric bands in the terminal areas, on matrix, with Quartz, small crystals of Arsenopyrite and spheroidal aggregates of Muscovite, and Chlorite coatings. This piece, completely different from those known until now from Panasqueira, comes from a small vug that produced few specimens.
Minas da Panasqueira, level 0, Aldeia de São Francisco de Assis, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Cova da Beira, Centro  Portugal (02/2020)

Specimen size: 10.7 × 7.4 × 4.2 cm = 4.21” × 2.91” × 1.65”

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

Zoned fluorescence long & short UV



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EUROPE (excl. Spain, Portugal and Romania)

Sulfur with Calcite
Sulfur with Calcite  

TG67AL5: Group on matrix of Calcite of Sulfur crystals with sharp faces and edges, bright and with changes in color, between yellow and orange. A Sicilian classic. The specimen is accompanied by an old label that does not include the original collection.
Enna (Castrogiovanni), Enna Province, Sicily  Italy

Specimen size: 9.2 × 6.8 × 2.5 cm = 3.62” × 2.68” × 0.98”

Main crystal size: 3.5 × 2.6 cm = 1.38” × 1.02”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV



Sulfur with Calcite. Front
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Sulfur with Calcite. Side
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Sulfur with Calcite.
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Hematite (variety iron rose)
Hematite (variety iron rose). Front
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Hematite (variety iron rose). Rear
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Hematite (variety iron rose)  

TA1AL5: Flat rosette growths (“iron rose”), very sharp, with very marked, shiny and lamellar polycrystalline growths
The specimen comes from the Rock Currier collection (no.1387), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Central St Gotthard Massif, Leventina, Ticino (Tessin)  Switzerland

Specimen size: 7.3 × 3.4 × 3.3 cm = 2.87” × 1.34” × 1.30”

Main crystal size: 3.7 × 2.6 cm = 1.46” × 1.02”




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Pyromorphite with Wulfenite
 

NV86AL5: Spheroidal aggregates of small deep green and uniform Pyromorphite crystals, on matrix, with small yellow-brown lamellar crystals of Wulfenite. The specimen comes from one of the classic European localities for the species.
Bwlch Glas Mine, Cyneiniog Valley, Talybont, Ceulanymaesmawr, Ceredigion  United Kingdom Wales

Specimen size: 7.5 × 4.5 × 1.7 cm = 2.95” × 1.77” × 0.67”




Pyromorphite with Wulfenite. Pyromorphite with Wulfenite.
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Mimetite (variety campylite) with Goethite
Mimetite (variety campylite) with Goethite. Mimetite (variety campylite) with Goethite.
Mimetite (variety campylite) with Goethite  

NC67AL5: Group of crystals of Mimetite (variety campylite) on matrix, with Goethite, a barrel habit and with very marked curvatures of the faces and edges to give almost globular shapes. Deep orange in color and very bright, it comes from the locality best known for this variety.
Dry Gill Mine, Caldbeck Fells, Allerdale, former Cumberland, Cumbria  United Kingdom England

Specimen size: 7.6 × 3.2 × 4.1 cm = 2.99” × 1.26” × 1.61”

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




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Fluorite with Quartz and Chalcopyrite
Fluorite with Quartz and Chalcopyrite  

TB1AL5: Fluorite deformed cube-octahedral crystal, translucent. Brilliant, with a change in color between pale green and pink. On matrix, with Quartz crystals and small, very sharp and bright Chalcopyrite crystals. The specimen, unusual and of high quality, comes from a classic German locality.
It belonged to the collection of H.B. Ruprecht, whose label we will send to the buyer.
Rottleberode, Stolberg, Mansfeld-Südharz District, Harz, Saxony-Anhalt/Sachsen-Anhalt  Germany

Specimen size: 7.7 × 5.9 × 4.2 cm = 3.03” × 2.32” × 1.65”

Main crystal size: 5.1 × 4.7 cm = 2.01” × 1.85”

Very fluorescent long & short UV

€680 / US$734 / JPY78560 / AUD$1142

Fluorite with Quartz and Chalcopyrite. Fluorite with Quartz and Chalcopyrite.
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Octahedral Fluorite with Chlorite
Octahedral Fluorite with Chlorite. Front
Front
Octahedral Fluorite with Chlorite. Side
Side
 

TX98AL5: Octahedral crystal of Fluorite very rich in polycrystalline growths, transparent, bright, unusually intense in color and with Chlorite inclusions. A high quality French alpine classic.
Aiguille Verte, Mont Blanc Massif, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (±2010)

Specimen size: 2.8 × 2 × 2 cm = 1.10” × 0.79” × 0.79”

Fluorescent long & short UV



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Pyromorphite with Quartz
 

EZ47AL5: Very aerial group of Pyromorphite crystals, many of them doubly terminated, with an intense deep green color, on matrix, with Quartz. The shape of the crystals, very elongated, on matrix, makes this specimen different from other Pyromorphites from this classic French deposit.
Des Farges Mine (Les Farges Mine), Ussel, Corrèze, Nouvelle-Aquitaine  France

Specimen size: 5.6 × 2.4 × 1.8 cm = 2.20” × 0.94” × 0.71”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.1 cm = 0.24” × 0.04”




Pyromorphite with Quartz. Front
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Pyromorphite with Quartz. Side
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Pyromorphite with Quartz.
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Pyromorphite on Calcite
Pyromorphite on Calcite. Pyromorphite on Calcite.
 

NC69AL5: Groups of crystals with slightly curved edges, many of them doubly terminated, extraordinarily bright, with a very vivid and uniform color and on a Calcite matrix. A French classic which stands out for its color.
Des Farges Mine (Les Farges Mine), Ussel, Corrèze, Nouvelle-Aquitaine  France

Specimen size: 5.1 × 4.3 × 4.1 cm = 2.01” × 1.69” × 1.61”

Main crystal size: 0.2 × 0.1 cm = 0.08” × 0.04”

Calcite minor fluorescence long & short UV



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Azurite
 

EB90AL5: Floater group of rhombohedral Azurite crystals, with very marked polycrystalline growths, with a very deep color and intense luster. Good crystal size for the locality.
Chessy-les-Mines, Les Bois d'Oingt, Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (1989-1995)

Specimen size: 5.8 × 4.4 × 3.7 cm = 2.28” × 1.73” × 1.46”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 2.1 cm = 0.87” × 0.83”

Type locality



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