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USA

Enargite
Enargite. Enargite.
 

TA66AL6: Elongated Enargite crystal with very well defined faces and edges, finely striated, with good luster and excellent terminations, from a classic American locality for the species.
We will ship the specimen, in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
East Colusa Mine, (Berkeley Pit), Butte, Butte District, Silver Bow County, Montana  USA

Specimen size: 3 × 1.5 × 0.7 cm = 1.18” × 0.59” × 0.28”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Tremolite with Dolomite (consolidated)

Recorded under LED light
 

TC86AL6: A novelty at Tucson 2020. Elongated Tremolite crystals, one of them clearly dominant, on a Dolomite matrix, with marked scepter growth. They have very well defined faces and edges, good terminal faces and an intense luster between crystalline and silky. It exhibits greater transparency than usual in specimens from this area and a beautiful gray-green color with bluish tints. From a recent find, the quality is also far superior to what is generally known from the St. Lawrence County area.
The crystal was reinforced, already at origin, in two spots on the prism to avoid its possible separation.

Big Mole claim, West Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, New York  USA (06/2019)

Specimen size: 15.7 × 6.5 × 4 cm = 6.18” × 2.56” × 1.57”

Main crystal size: 15.7 × 2.3 cm = 6.18” × 0.91”

consolidated

Fluorescence on the matrix (short and long UV)



Tremolite with Dolomite (consolidated). Front
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Tremolite with Dolomite (consolidated). Side
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Tremolite with Dolomite (consolidated). Side
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Tremolite with Dolomite (consolidated). Top
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Copper
Copper. Front
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Copper. Rear
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Copper.
 

TB86AL6: Very aerial dendritic aggregate of rhombododecahedral Copper crystals on matrix, slightly deformed in the growth process but with very well defined faces and edges. Excellent specimen, very elegant and large. An American classic.
Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan  USA

Specimen size: 20.5 × 15 × 6.7 cm = 8.07” × 5.91” × 2.64”




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MEXICO

Wulfenite with Mimetite

Recorded under LED light
 

TC53AL6: Group of lamellar crystals of Wulfenite, on matrix, with very well defined faces, transparent, bright, uniform orange in color and partially covered with very intense and deep orange spheroidal Mimetite aggregates. A Mexican classic.
San Francisco Mine, Cerro Prieto, Cucurpe, Municipio Cucurpe, Sonora  Mexico

Specimen size: 6.7 × 6 × 3.6 cm = 2.64” × 2.36” × 1.42”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 1.2 cm = 0.55” × 0.47”




Wulfenite with Mimetite. Front
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Wulfenite with Mimetite. Side
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Wulfenite with Mimetite.
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Rhodochrosite with Hisingerite-Neotocite (Series)
Rhodochrosite with Hisingerite-Neotocite (Series). Front
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Rhodochrosite with Hisingerite-Neotocite (Series). Rear
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Rhodochrosite with Hisingerite-Neotocite (Series).
Rhodochrosite with Hisingerite-Neotocite (Series)  

TB26AL6: Botryoidal growths of small rhombohedral Rhodochrosite crystals, very lustrous and with a vivid and uniform pink color, which cover a botryoidal Hisingerite-Neotocite (Series) matrix.
The sample comes from the Kay Robertson collection (no. 11979) whose label we will send to the buyer.
Santa Eulalia District, Municipio Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua  Mexico

Specimen size: 6.2 × 5.8 × 3.6 cm = 2.44” × 2.28” × 1.42”




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Austinite coated by white Adamite
 

TL73AL6: Spheroidal aggregates, on a limonite matrix, of intense green Austinite crystals (copper-bearing variety), covered by small white crystals of Adamite with a matte luster.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico

Specimen size: 8.3 × 7.4 × 5.6 cm = 3.27” × 2.91” × 2.20”

Adamite fluorescent long & short UV



Austinite coated by white Adamite. Front
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Austinite coated by white Adamite. Side
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Austinite coated by white Adamite.
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CANADA

Vesuvianite
Vesuvianite. Vesuvianite.
 

TH76AL6: Elongated Vesuvianite crystal, with parallel growth of a second crystal, with very well defined faces and edges of the prism and excellent termination at the top. Between translucent and transparent, very lustrous and deep yellow.
We will send the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection which also contains the label.
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec  Canada

Specimen size: 2.9 × 1 × 0.9 cm = 1.14” × 0.39” × 0.35”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Wardite with Childrenite
 

ME86AL6: Sharp bipyramidal Wardite crystals, ivory-white to very pale yellow, with slightly greenish tones, on matrix, with small Childrenite crystals.
Stoneman Camp, Young's Creek, Dawson Mining District, Yukon Territory  Canada (07/1995)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 5.7 × 4 cm = 2.44” × 2.24” × 1.57”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.8 cm = 0.35” × 0.31”




Wardite with Childrenite. Wardite with Childrenite.
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EUROPE (excl. Spain, Portugal and Romania)

Galena after Pyromorphite (variety sexangulite)
Galena after Pyromorphite (variety sexangulite). Front
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Galena after Pyromorphite (variety sexangulite). Rear
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Galena after Pyromorphite (variety sexangulite). Top
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TG47AL6: Galena pseudomorphs after a group of prismatic Pyromorphite crystals, one of them clearly dominant. As can be seen by the tiny cleavages at the base of the specimen, the substitution of Pyromorphite by Galena is complete. A great French classic, very hard to come by.
Huelgoat, Châteaulin, Finistère, Brittany/Bretagne  France

Specimen size: 2 × 1.4 × 1 cm = 0.79” × 0.55” × 0.39”




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Baryte with Sphalerite and Pyrite
 

MM67AL6: Two spheroidal aggregates formed by tabular Baryte crystals, one of them very aerial and clearly dominant, with good luster, snow-white, on matrix, with transparent, lustrous and well defined Sphalerite crystals, and small coatings of Pyrite microcrystals on the edges. Very representative of Barytes and characteristic for the locality.
Les Malines Mining District, Saint-Laurent-le-Minier, Le Vigan, Gard, Occitanie  France

Specimen size: 7.1 × 4.6 × 4.7 cm = 2.80” × 1.81” × 1.85”

Main crystal size: 4.3 × 3.9 cm = 1.69” × 1.54”




Baryte with Sphalerite and Pyrite. Baryte with Sphalerite and Pyrite.
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Malachite after Cuprite with Azurite
Malachite after Cuprite with Azurite. Front
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Malachite after Cuprite with Azurite. Rear
Rear

Recorded under LED light
 

LK73AL6: Malachite pseudomorphs after octahedral crystals of Cuprite, very large for the locality, aerial, with deep hopper growths and implanted on an Azurite matrix from the type locality for this species.
A French classic from the Philippe Morelon collection, whose label we will send to the buyer.
Chessy-les-Mines, Les Bois d'Oingt, Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (1980)

Specimen size: 4.1 × 4.1 × 3.1 cm = 1.61” × 1.61” × 1.22”

Main crystal size: 2.6 × 2.1 cm = 1.02” × 0.83”

Type locality

Former collection of Philippe Morelon



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Calcite

Recorded under LED light
Calcite
 

MD16AL6: Druse of complex Calcite crystals with dominant scalenohedron faces, transparent, shiny, and with reddish inclusions of Hematite. A great English classic, really old and with an unusual pedigree, with two labels that detail much of its history.
It came from the collection of Francis Butler, who in 1890 sold it to the British Museum in London, which gave it the collection number BM65723, after which it passed on to the Leif Engman collection.
Bigrigg Mine, Bigrigg, West Cumberland Iron Field, former Cumberland, Cumbria  England / United Kingdom

Specimen size: 7.9 × 6.2 × 2.7 cm = 3.11” × 2.44” × 1.06”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 1 cm = 0.67” × 0.39”

Former collection of Leif Engman



Calcite. Front
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Calcite. Side
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Calcite. Calcite.
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Acanthite with Calcite
Acanthite with Calcite. Front
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Acanthite with Calcite. Rear
Rear
Acanthite with Calcite.
 

TX36AL6: Very distinct Acanthite crystals, with well defined faces and edges, good luster, on a matrix of white Calcite crystals. An European classic.
Freiberg District, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony/Sachsen  Germany

Specimen size: 4 × 2.4 × 2.2 cm = 1.57” × 0.94” × 0.87”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 0.8 cm = 0.63” × 0.31”




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Fluorite with Quartz
 

MF92AL6: Group on matrix of Fluorite crystals with a cubic habit, with very marked polycrystalline growths, transparent, shiny, of a uniform green color and partially covered with small crystals of hematoidal Quartz. Weak fluorescence under both long and short wave UV light. Excellent example from a classic German deposit for Fluorite.
Erika Mine, Säulnhof, Stulln, Wölsendorf West District, Upper Palatinate/Oberpfalz, Bavaria/Bayern  Germany

Specimen size: 19.4 × 14.2 × 7.6 cm = 7.64” × 5.59” × 2.99”

Main crystal size: 2.3 × 1.7 cm = 0.91” × 0.67”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



Fluorite with Quartz. Fluorite with Quartz.
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TURKEY

Twinned Diaspore
Twinned Diaspore. Front - Day light
Front - Day light
Twinned Diaspore. Front - bulb light (incident light)
Front - bulb light (incident light)
Twinned Diaspore. Rear - Day light
Rear - Day light
Twinned Diaspore. Rear - bulb light
Rear - bulb light
 

EF26AL6: A partial novelty after the Sainte Marie 2020 Virtual Show. From a classic Turkish locality but with a different morphology and color. With a vertical twin plane, the crystal has excellent terminal faces, is transparent and very lustrous, and is very fine and of great quality. With greenish yellow tones and marked dichroism, it changes color between soft red and green depending on the type of incident light and the angle of incidence of the light.
Ilbir Mountain, Pinarcik, Milâs District, Muğla Province, Aegean Region  Turkey (2020)

Specimen size: 5.4 × 1.7 × 1 cm = 2.13” × 0.67” × 0.39”




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FSU

Cuprite
 

TR86AL6: Floater cube-octahedral crystal of Cuprite with very balanced cube and rhombododecahedron faces, with hopper growths on some of the faces and with very intense translucent red internal reflections.
We will send the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Itauz Mine, Dzhezkazgan, Karaganda Region  Kazakhstan

Specimen size: 1.6 × 1.5 × 1.5 cm = 0.63” × 0.59” × 0.59”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Cuprite. Cuprite.
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MOROCCO

Quartz
Quartz. Front
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Quartz. Side
Side
 

EG14AL6: A novelty after the Sainte Marie 2020 Virtual Show. Scepter growth of a doubly terminated, transparent, very shiny quartz crystal with inclusions, on another prismatic and translucent Quartz crystal. Very different from what is known to date from the area.
Jebel Gaïz, Alnif Comunne, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (02/2020)

Specimen size: 5.8 × 2.1 × 1 cm = 2.28” × 0.83” × 0.39”

Main crystal size: 2.6 × 2.1 cm = 1.02” × 0.83”




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Quartz (variety faden quartz)
 

ED56AL6: A novelty after the Sainte Marie 2020 Virtual Show. Scepter growth of a pineapple-like growth of very defined Quartz crystals, totally or partially doubly terminated, with good luster and transparency and a clear faden line inside. Very different from what was known to date from the area.
Jebel Gaïz, Alnif Comunne, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (02/2020)

Specimen size: 10.2 × 3.5 × 3.2 cm = 4.02” × 1.38” × 1.26”




Quartz (variety faden quartz). Front
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Quartz (variety faden quartz). Rear
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Quartz
Quartz. Front
Front
Quartz. Rear
Rear
 

EC56AL6: A novelty after the Sainte Marie 2020 Virtual Show. Scepter growth of doubly terminated parallel crystals of Quartz, very lustrous and with inclusions, on a translucent Quartz crystal. Very different from what is known to date in the area.
Jebel Gaïz, Alnif Comunne, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (02/2020)

Specimen size: 8.4 × 4.2 × 3 cm = 3.31” × 1.65” × 1.18”

Main crystal size: 7.2 × 4.1 cm = 2.83” × 1.61”




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Quartz
 

EE96AL6: A novelty after the Sainte Marie 2020 Virtual Show. Parallel aggregates of very sharp and doubly terminated Quartz crystals, transparent, lustrous, and mostly flattened. Very different from what was known to date from the area.
Jebel Gaïz, Alnif Comunne, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (02/2020)

Specimen size: 7.1 × 5.7 × 4.4 cm = 2.80” × 2.24” × 1.73”

Main crystal size: 5.4 × 4.1 cm = 2.13” × 1.61”




Quartz. Front
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Quartz. Side
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Quartz. Rear
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Quartz
Quartz. Front
Front
Quartz. Side
Side
 

EB96AL6: A novelty after the Sainte Marie 2020 Virtual Show. Doubly terminated Quartz crystal, transparent, very lustrous and with inclusions, on a parallel growth of flattened and doubly terminated crystals. Very different from what was known to date from the area.
Jebel Gaïz, Alnif Comunne, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (02/2020)

Specimen size: 8.5 × 4.4 × 4.8 cm = 3.35” × 1.73” × 1.89”

Main crystal size: 5.6 × 3.7 cm = 2.20” × 1.46”




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Quartz
 

EJ96AL6: A novelty after the Sainte Marie 2020 Virtual Show. Doubly terminated, transparent, very lustrous Quartz crystals with inclusions, on a parallel growth of flattened and doubly terminated crystals. Very different from what was known to date in this area.
Jebel Gaïz, Alnif Comunne, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (02/2020)

Specimen size: 9.4 × 6.4 × 4.9 cm = 3.70” × 2.52” × 1.93”

Main crystal size: 5.6 × 4.3 cm = 2.20” × 1.69”




Quartz. Front
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Quartz. Side
Side
Quartz. Rear
Rear
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Quartz
Quartz. Front
Front
Quartz. Rear
Rear
Quartz. Side
Side
 

EF7AL6: A novelty after the Sainte Marie 2020 Virtual Show. Scepter growth of a doubly terminated, transparent, very shiny Quartz crystal with inclusions, on a parallel growth of flattened and doubly terminated crystals. Very different from what is known to date from this area.
Jebel Gaïz, Alnif Comunne, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (02/2020)

Specimen size: 10.2 × 3.3 × 3 cm = 4.02” × 1.30” × 1.18”

Main crystal size: 5.4 × 4.3 cm = 2.13” × 1.69”




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Quartz
 

EA27AL6: A novelty after the Sainte Marie 2020 Virtual Show. Growth of two dominant Quartz crystals with very different morphologies, one of them with a short prism and parallel growths, transparent, with good luster and with inclusions, and the other flattened, highly profiled and translucent. Very different from what is known to date in the area.
Jebel Gaïz, Alnif Comunne, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (02/2020)

Specimen size: 7.4 × 6 × 4.3 cm = 2.91” × 2.36” × 1.69”

Main crystal size: 5.9 × 5.7 cm = 2.32” × 2.24”




Quartz. Front
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Quartz. Rear
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Quartz
Quartz. Front
Front
Quartz. Rear
Rear
 

EH37AL6: A novelty after the Sainte Marie 2020 Virtual Show. Parallel and scepter growths of Quartz crystals with very different morphologies, doubly terminated, transparent, lustrous and with inclusions. Very different from what is known to date from the area.
Jebel Gaïz, Alnif Comunne, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (02/2020)

Specimen size: 11.2 × 4.6 × 5.1 cm = 4.41” × 1.81” × 2.01”

Main crystal size: 5.1 × 4.6 cm = 2.01” × 1.81”




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Silver with Acanthite and Calcite
 

EV87AL6: Lamellar and hackly growths of Silver with good luster, on a Calcite matrix, with aggregates of deformed Acanthite crystals, of grayish tones and shiny. The Calcite is fluorescent under both longwave and shortwave UV light.
Imiter District, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2019)

Specimen size: 4.8 × 4.4 × 4.4 cm = 1.89” × 1.73” × 1.73”

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

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV



Silver with Acanthite and Calcite. Silver with Acanthite and Calcite.
Silver with Acanthite and Calcite.
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Proustite with Quartz
Proustite with Quartz. Front
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Proustite with Quartz. Rear
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Proustite with Quartz.
 

EM94AL6: Proustite crystals with very well defined faces and edges and excellent pyramidal terminations, transparent, very lustrous, bright red with mauve tones, and with small white Quartz coatings. Excellent specimen of high quality and very representative of the locality.
Imiter Mine, Jebel Saghro, Imiter District, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2019)

Specimen size: 7.1 × 4.1 × 4.3 cm = 2.80” × 1.61” × 1.69”

Main crystal size: 0.3 × 0.2 cm = 0.12” × 0.08”




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Malachite
 

ET50AL6: A relative novelty after the Sainte Marie 2020 Virtual Show, due more than anything to its unusual morphology, very different from that known to date in this locality. In this case the Malachite forms globular growths of small centered acicular crystals, transparent and with a very intense silky luster, on matrix.
M'Cissi, Alnif, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2019)

Specimen size: 13.3 × 10.1 × 5.3 cm = 5.24” × 3.98” × 2.09”




Malachite. Malachite.
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AFRICA (excl. Morocco)

Smithsonite (variety cobaltoan) with Quartz and Pyrite
Smithsonite (variety cobaltoan) with Quartz and Pyrite. Smithsonite (variety cobaltoan) with Quartz and Pyrite.
Smithsonite (variety cobaltoan) with Quartz and Pyrite.
 

MR50AL6: Group of rhombohedral crystals, with a lenticular habit, of Smithsonite with slight curvatures on faces and edges and of a uniform and intense pink color (cobalt-bearing variety), on matrix. Associated with small crystals of transparent Quartz and Pyrite.
This high quality specimen comes from the prestigious Desmond Sacco collection, whose label we will send to the buyer.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia (±1980)

Specimen size: 10 × 8.8 × 3.7 cm = 3.94” × 3.46” × 1.46”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.9 cm = 0.39” × 0.35”

With handwritten label from the Desmond Sacco Collection



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BRAZIL

Elbaite (variety verdelite)
 

MT67AL6: Prismatic crystal of Elbaíte (verdelite variety), extraordinarily flat, with very well defined faces and edges of the prism and excellent terminal faces. Transparent, shiny, and with a very intense green color.
Xanda Mine, Virgem da Lapa, Jequitinhonha, Minas Gerais  Brazil

Specimen size: 8.5 × 1.8 × 0.5 cm = 3.35” × 0.71” × 0.20”




Elbaite (variety verdelite). Front
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Elbaite (variety verdelite). Rear
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SOUTH AMERICA (excl. Brazil)

Pyrite coating Enargite
Pyrite coating Enargite. Pyrite coating Enargite.
 

TB14AL6: Group of two elongated crystals, very aerial, of Enargite totally covered with small crystals of Pyrite, very sharp and lustrous.
We will send the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Quiruvilca Mine (La Libertad Mine), Quiruvilca District, Santiago de Chuco Province, La Libertad Department  Peru

Specimen size: 3 × 1.6 × 0.7 cm = 1.18” × 0.63” × 0.28”

Main crystal size: 3 × 1 cm = 1.18” × 0.39”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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'Pearceite' with Proustite
'Pearceite' with Proustite  

TV47AL6: Very aerial group of ‘Pearceite’ crystals, with sharp faces and edges, and very marked and shiny striations, on matrix. Accompanied by small transparent Proustite crystals with a bright red color. We label the specimen 'Pearceite', with quotation marks, due to the changes introduced by the IMA in the nomenclature of the species, recently subdivided.
The sample comes from the well-known Thomas P. Moore collection, whose label we will send to the buyer.
Uchucchacua Mine, Oyón Province, Lima Department  Peru

Specimen size: 2.7 × 1.4 × 1.2 cm = 1.06” × 0.55” × 0.47”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.5 cm = 0.43” × 0.20”

Former collection of Thomas P. Moore



'Pearceite' with Proustite. 'Pearceite' with Proustite.
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Tetrahedrite-(Zn) coating Enargite
Tetrahedrite-(Zn) coating Enargite. Tetrahedrite-(Zn) coating Enargite.
 

TB48AL6: Group of Tetrahedrite-(Zn) crystals with very well defined and brilliant faces and edges that cover a group of Enargite crystals. Tetrahedrite-(Zn) is a species just recently recognized by the IMA.
We will send the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which contains the label and also a copy of the specimen analysis.
Quiruvilca Mine (La Libertad Mine), Quiruvilca District, Santiago de Chuco Province, La Libertad Department  Peru

Specimen size: 3.6 × 2.4 × 2 cm = 1.42” × 0.94” × 0.79”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Gold with Quartz
 

TJ99AL6: Dendritic growths of Gold with dominant hackly, skeletal and lamellar forms, with well-defined crystals in some areas of the specimen. Very bright and on a Quartz matrix.
Trompeteros claim, Trompeteros Mine, Municipio Vetas, Soto Province, Santander Department  Colombia

Specimen size: 3.9 × 3.2 × 1.7 cm = 1.54” × 1.26” × 0.67”




Gold with Quartz. Front
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Gold with Quartz. Side
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Gold with Quartz. Gold with Quartz.
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Gold with Quartz and Sphalerite
Gold with Quartz and Sphalerite. Gold with Quartz and Sphalerite.
Gold with Quartz and Sphalerite  

NA46AL6: Dendritic growths of Gold with dominant hackly, skeletal and lamellar shapes and very sharp small octahedral crystals. Very bright and on a Quartz matrix with small deformed sphalerite crystals.
The specimen comes via the collections of Raúl Sanabria Orellana and Ignacio Gaspar Sintes, whose labels we will send to the buyer.
Los Delirios claim, Delirios III cut, Municipio Vetas, Soto Province, Santander Department  Colombia (±2018)

Specimen size: 4.7 × 3.5 × 1.8 cm = 1.85” × 1.38” × 0.71”

Former collection of Raúl Sanabria

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar



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Wurtzite with Galena
Wurtzite with Galena  

TA86AL6: Rosette growths of lamellar Wurtzite crystals with a very sharp hexagonal contour and good luster, unusually large in size for the species, on matrix, with very shiny cube-octahedral crystals of Galena. This well-known specimen, which comes from the prestigious Rock Currier collection (no. 6516), is considered the best of the find and undoubtedly among the most reputable. We will send the collection label to the buyer along with the specimen.
Ánimas Mine, Ánimas , Chocaya, Municipio Atocha, Sud Chichas Province, Potosí Department  Bolivia

Specimen size: 9 × 8.3 × 5.2 cm = 3.54” × 3.27” × 2.05”

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

Former collection of Rock Currier



Wurtzite with Galena. Front
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Wurtzite with Galena. Side
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Wurtzite with Galena. Wurtzite with Galena.
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Twinned Quartz (Japan law twin)
Twinned Quartz (Japan law twin). Front
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Twinned Quartz (Japan law twin). Rear
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Twinned Quartz (Japan law twin). Detail
Detail
Twinned Quartz (Japan law twin). Photo: Joaquim Callén
Photo: Joaquim Callén

Recorded under LED light
 

EK89AL6: Very aerial group of Quartz crystals, one of them clearly dominant and twinned by the Japan-law, with double terminations. The crystals are water-clear and very shiny, with inclusions and negative forms of Quartz inside. Exceptional.
Municipio La Belleza, Vélez Province, Santander Department  Colombia (01/2020)

Specimen size: 8.2 × 6 × 5 cm = 3.23” × 2.36” × 1.97”




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Hematite after Magnetite (variety martite)
 

TD89AL6: Very aerial group of Hematite pseudomorphs after octahedral crystals of Magnetite (a variety known as martite) with a second generation of small lamellar crystals of the same species.
Payún Matru Volcano, Malargüe, Malargüe Department, Mendoza Province  Argentina (2008)

Specimen size: 10.1 × 6.2 × 5.6 cm = 3.98” × 2.44” × 2.20”

Main crystal size: 6 × 3.4 cm = 2.36” × 1.34”




Hematite after Magnetite (variety martite). Front
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Hematite after Magnetite (variety martite). Side
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Hematite after Magnetite (variety martite)
Hematite after Magnetite (variety martite). Front
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Hematite after Magnetite (variety martite). Rear
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TR72AL6: Very aerial group of Hematite pseudomorphs after octahedral crystals of Magnetite (a variety also known as martite) with a second generation of small lamellar crystals of the same species.
Payún Matru Volcano, Malargüe, Malargüe Department, Mendoza Province  Argentina (2008)

Specimen size: 11.6 × 9.7 × 0.7 cm = 4.57” × 3.82” × 0.28”




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Hematite after Magnetite (variety martite)
 

TT72AL6: Very aerial group of well defined Hematite (martite variety) pseudomorphs after unusually flat octahedral crystals of Magnetite, with a second generation of small lamellar crystals of the same species.
Payún Matru Volcano, Malargüe, Malargüe Department, Mendoza Province  Argentina (2008)

Specimen size: 11.4 × 8.7 × 4.6 cm = 4.49” × 3.43” × 1.81”

Main crystal size: 4.5 × 3 cm = 1.77” × 1.18”




Hematite after Magnetite (variety martite). Front
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Hematite after Magnetite (variety martite). Side
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ASIA (excl. China)

Linarite with Cerussite
Linarite with Cerussite. Front
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Linarite with Cerussite. Rear
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Linarite with Cerussite.
 

EA97AL6: Groups of Linarite crystals between elongated and acicular, lustrous and with a vivid blue color, on matrix, with lattice twins of white Cerussite crystals. The latter are weakly fluorescent under shortwave UV light. One of the best samples that we know of the few that have come from Iran.
Chah Kharboze Mine, Chah Kharboze, Anarak District, Nain, Isfahan Province  Iran

Specimen size: 3.3 × 2.4 × 1.5 cm = 1.30” × 0.94” × 0.59”

Cerussite minor fluorescence short UV



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