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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

Baryte
Baryte. Front
Front
Baryte. Side
Side
 

TV96AL7: Group of crystals, one of them clearly dominant, very rich in faces and perfect sharp terminations. Shiny and extremely transparent. We will send the specimen, from a classic American locality for the species, in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label, where it is stated that it had previously been in the “Bunk” Melanson collection.
Book Cliffs area, Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado  USA

Specimen size: 2.6 × 2.5 × 1.4 cm = 1.02” × 0.98” × 0.55”

Main crystal size: 2.1 × 1.8 cm = 0.83” × 0.71”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Azurite
 

TR69AL7: Group of flattened Azurite crystals, sharp, translucent, lustrous and with a very vivid color. The best quality for what is known from here, a mine where quality specimens are not so common.
Bluebird Mine, Miami, Miami-Inspiration District (Globe-Miami District), Gila County, Arizona  USA

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

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




Azurite. Front
Front
Azurite. Side
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MEXICO

Creedite with Fluorite
Creedite with Fluorite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Creedite with Fluorite. Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Creedite with Fluorite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
 

TE16AL7: A novelty at Tucson 2020. Druse of bipyramidal Creedite crystals with sharp pointed terminations, between transparent and translucent, lustrous, and with a light violet color. On matrix with crystallized green and violet Fluorite. This specimen is quite different from the others known from this locality in recent years, although some old collection have similar specimens from the same place, which coincides with the indications that this find was made in old mine galleries.
The specimen has been reviewed, photographed and published as a new discovery in the magazine ‘Mineralogical Record’ on page 494 in the volume 51, number 3, May-June 2020
Navidad Mine, Abasolo, Rodeo, Municipio de Rodeo, Durango  Mexico (10-12/2019)

Specimen size: 7.2 × 6.6 × 4.9 cm = 2.83” × 2.60” × 1.93”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.3 cm = 0.24” × 0.12”




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Creedite

Recorded under LED light
 

TB27AL7: A novelty at Tucson 2020: Druse, on matrix, of bipyramidal Creedite crystals, some of them doubly terminated, with sharp pointed terminations, between transparent and translucent, lustrous, and light violet in color. The specimen is quite different from those known from this locality in recent years, although in some old collections there are similar specimens from the same source, which coincides with the indications that this find was made in old galleries of the mine.
Navidad Mine, Abasolo, Rodeo, Municipio de Rodeo, Durango  Mexico (10-12/2019)

Specimen size: 8.6 × 6.2 × 5.5 cm = 3.39” × 2.44” × 2.17”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.3 cm = 0.24” × 0.12”




Creedite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Creedite. Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Creedite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Malachite
Malachite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Malachite. Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén

Recorded under LED light
 

TE27AL7: Arborescent groups on matrix of primary Malachite crystals between acicular and fibrous, with a silky luster and color changes from bright green to darker green. A different kind of specimen from what is usual from the locality.
Milpillas Mine, 1100 level, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (01/2020)

Specimen size: 9.6 × 7.1 × 8.2 cm = 3.78” × 2.80” × 3.23”

Main crystal size: 3.5 × 3.3 cm = 1.38” × 1.30”




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SPAIN

Sphalerite with Quartz
 

NM27AL7: Complex Sphalerite crystal twinned and translucent with good luster and a dominant toasted honey color. On a matrix of Quartz crystals. Sphalerite is a rarity in the otherwise prolific La Viesca Mine.
This aesthetic specimen comes from the Miguel David Martínez collection (nº. 433), 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: 8 × 4.1 × 2.8 cm = 3.15” × 1.61” × 1.10”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.8 cm = 0.79” × 0.71”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez



Sphalerite with Quartz. Front
Front
Sphalerite with Quartz. Side
Side
Sphalerite with Quartz.
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Calcite with Chalcophanite inclusions
Calcite with Chalcophanite inclusions. Front
Front
Calcite with Chalcophanite inclusions. Side
Side
Calcite with Chalcophanite inclusions.
 

NJ48AL7: Druse of complex Calcite crystals very rich in faces with clear predominance of the scalenohedron. Of an uniform grey-brown color due to inclusions of Chalcophanite, which also forms the matrix.
The specimen comes from the Miguel David Martínez collection (nº. 614), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Herculano Mine, El Puntal, Campos de Golf, Atamaría, Cartagena, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain (2019)

Specimen size: 9 × 8.9 × 6.5 cm = 3.54” × 3.50” × 2.56”

Main crystal size: 2.3 × 1.9 cm = 0.91” × 0.75”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez



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FRANCE

Pyrite with Baryte and Siderite
 

EG14AL7: Cubic Pyrite crystals with curious stepped projections on the edges, on a group of outstanding tabular Baryte crystals partially covered with small white Siderite crystals with the so-called “saddle” habit.
Rivet Quarry, Peyrebrune area, Montredon-Labessonnié, Le Haut Dadou, Castres, Tarn, Occitanie  France (11/2018)

Specimen size: 4.2 × 3.6 × 2.6 cm = 1.65” × 1.42” × 1.02”

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




Pyrite with Baryte and Siderite. Front
Front
Pyrite with Baryte and Siderite. Side
Side
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EUROPE (excl. Spain, Portugal and France)

Almandine with Muscovite and Quartz
Almandine with Muscovite and Quartz. Front
Front
Almandine with Muscovite and Quartz. Rear
Rear
 

MF27AL7: Very well defined dodecahedral crystals, one of them clearly dominant, lustrous, brown with reddish tones. The crystals, on a Muscovite-rich metamorphic rock matrix, contrary to common practice, are neither glued nor do they have their faces retouched or polished, preserving the natural surface. It is an old piece and comes from the José Navarrete collection.
Ziller Valley (Zillertal), North Tyrol, Tyrol/Tirol  Austria

Specimen size: 10.4 × 6.1 × 4.8 cm = 4.09” × 2.40” × 1.89”

Main crystal size: 6 × 5.4 cm = 2.36” × 2.13”




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FSU

Tremolite

Recorded under LED light
Tremolite
 

TR37AL7: Flattened crystal between translucent and transparent with a fibrous appearance and a pearly luster and with curious very aerial polycrystalline recrystallizations. The specimen, of great quality for the species, comes from the prestigious Rock Currier collection (No. 6722), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Pamir Mountains, Viloyati Mukhtori Gorno-Badakhshan  Tajikistan

Specimen size: 10.3 × 2.3 × 0.8 cm = 4.06” × 0.91” × 0.31”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV

Former collection of Rock Currier



Tremolite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Tremolite. Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Tremolite. Top / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Top / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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MOROCCO

Azurite
Azurite. Front
Front
Azurite. Rear
Rear

Recorded under LED light
 

EF94AL7: Very aerial group of sharp flattened Azurite crystals with good luster and translucent edges that transmit a vivid color. With a very curious morphology, it well represents the great quality of the specimens from this locality, unknown until about 2018-2019.
El Fecht prospects, El Fecht, Oumjrane, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2018)

Specimen size: 8.3 × 2.3 × 3.7 cm = 3.27” × 0.91” × 1.46”

Main crystal size: 2.3 × 2.2 cm = 0.91” × 0.87”




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AFRICA (excl. Morocco)

Andradite (variety demantoid) with Calcite
 

MA27AL7: Andradite crystals (demantoid variety) of good size and with a balance between trapezohedron and rhombododecahedron faces. Between transparent and translucent, with good luster and a very intense and uniform green color. On matrix, with aggregates of small Calcite crystals.
Antetezambato outcrop, Antetezambato, Maherivaratra Commune, Ambanja District, Antsiranana Province  Madagascar (2010)

Specimen size: 6.6 × 5.4 × 4.7 cm = 2.60” × 2.13” × 1.85”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 1.1 cm = 0.67” × 0.43”




Andradite (variety demantoid) with Calcite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Andradite (variety demantoid) with Calcite. Top / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Top / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Andradite (variety demantoid) with Calcite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Malachite with Calcite
Malachite with Calcite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Malachite with Calcite. Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Malachite with Calcite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
 

MD99AL7: Groups of acicular crystals of primary Malachite with a fibrous appearance and a silky luster, very vivid, and with color shade changes from lighter to darker green depending on the area. On matrix, with complex Calcite crystals in which scalenohedron forms predominate. An excellent Namibian classic.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 5.6 × 4.2 × 2.6 cm = 2.20” × 1.65” × 1.02”

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




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BRAZIL

Elbaite
 

TP47AL7: Transparent Elbaite crystal with good luster and a uniform lilac color. We will send the specimen, from a classic Brazilian locality, in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label, stating that it was previously in the Sullivan collection.
Virgem da Lapa, Jequitinhonha, Minas Gerais  Brazil

Specimen size: 3 × 0.6 × 0.5 cm = 1.18” × 0.24” × 0.20”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Elbaite. Elbaite.
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SOUTH AMERICA (excl. Brazil)

Galena with Quartz
Galena with Quartz. Front
Front
Galena with Quartz. Rear
Rear
 

NC66AL7: Cube-octahedral Galena crystals with a good balance of cube and octahedron faces and shiny hopper growths. On a matrix of Quartz crystals. Excellent quality for the locality.
Palomo Mine, Castrovirreyna Province, Huancavelica Department  Peru

Specimen size: 5.6 × 4 × 3.5 cm = 2.20” × 1.57” × 1.38”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 2 cm = 0.98” × 0.79”




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CHINA

Hematite (variety iron rose) with Quartz
 

TD53AL7: Rosette-like growths of very flattened sharp lenticular Hematite crystals with good luster and on a matrix of Quartz crystals. A modern classic which is now scarce due to the disappearance of the locality where they used to be found.
Jinlong Hill, Longchuan, Heyuan Prefecture, Guangdong Province  China

Specimen size: 18.1 × 10.2 × 7.3 cm = 7.13” × 4.02” × 2.87”




Hematite (variety iron rose) with Quartz. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Hematite (variety iron rose) with Quartz. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Hematite (variety iron rose) with Quartz. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Silver
Silver. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Silver. Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Silver. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén

Recorded under LED light
 

TM69AL7: Very aerial and aesthetic specimen with growths of highly stylized Silver crystals, with hooked terminations and lateral twists. The luster and state of preservation are excellent. On matrix with deformed pseudo-octahedral crystals of Acanthite.
Hongda Mine, Xiaoqinggou, Lingqiu, Datong Prefecture, Shanxi Province  China (10/2017)

Specimen size: 7.3 × 5.2 × 2.7 cm = 2.87” × 2.05” × 1.06”

Main crystal size: 3.6 × 0.2 cm = 1.42” × 0.08”




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THE JAN BUMA FLUORITE COLLECTION

Fluorite with Calcite
 

FF67AL7: Group on matrix of sharp, transparent and very shiny Fluorite crystals with an intense and uniform yellow color. The specimen, from a locality where it is currently difficult to find high quality pieces, comes from the Jan Buma collection (number 020703) whose catalogue entry we will send to the buyer.
May Stone and Sand Quarry (Hoosier Sand and Gravel Quarry), Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana  USA

Specimen size: 5.2 × 5.1 × 2.6 cm = 2.05” × 2.01” × 1.02”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 1.4 cm = 0.71” × 0.55”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former Jan Buma collection. Number 020703

€240 / US$282 / JPY29880 / AUD$394

Fluorite with Calcite.
Reservado
Fluorite with Quartz and Dolomite
Fluorite with Quartz and Dolomite. Front
Front
Fluorite with Quartz and Dolomite. Side
Side
Fluorite with Quartz and Dolomite.
 

FL89AL7: Very sharp Fluorite crystals, transparent, with good luster and a uniform violet color much more intense on the edges. On a matrix of water-clear Quartz crystals partially covered with small white Dolomite crystals. The specimen comes from the Jan Buma collection (number 040704) whose catalogue entry we will send to the buyer.
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province  China (±2004)

Specimen size: 9.7 × 8.4 × 6.1 cm = 3.82” × 3.31” × 2.40”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 1.1 cm = 0.47” × 0.43”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former Jan Buma collection. Number 040704



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Fluorite with Dolomite
 

FQ68AL7: Clusters of very sharp and shiny Fluorite crystals, sky-blue in color with distinct phantoms and covered with small white Dolomite rhombohedra that also appear as inclusions inside some of the Fluorite crystals.
The specimen comes from the Jan Buma collection (number 070403), whose base with the locality and the collection number we will send to the buyer but not the usual Jan Buma collection card, since in this case we do not have it.
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province  China

Specimen size: 12.3 × 6 × 8 cm = 4.84” × 2.36” × 3.15”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 1.5 cm = 0.67” × 0.59”

Former Jan Buma collection. Number 070403



Fluorite with Dolomite. Front
Front
Fluorite with Dolomite. Side
Side
Fluorite with Dolomite.
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