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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

Octahedral Fluorite
Octahedral Fluorite. Octahedral Fluorite.
 

DC68AL8: Group of octahedral Fluorite crystals with staggered edges on matrix, translucent, shiny and with an intense violet color. The locality is a great North American classic for the species and in this case the crystals are larger than usual for this locality.
Pine Canyon deposit, West Burro Mts, Burro Mountains District, Grant County, New Mexico  USA

Specimen size: 7 × 6.1 × 3.9 cm = 2.76” × 2.40” × 1.54”

Main crystal size: 3 × 2.3 cm = 1.18” × 0.91”

Fluorescent long & short UV



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CANADA

Gypsum
 

ME91AL8: Twinned crystals of Gypsum, transparent, very bright and with a color between yellow and orange. Implanted in a spheroidal aggregate of lenticular crystals of the same Gypsum but with a black color, possibly due to organic inclusions. The yellow crystals also have the peculiarity that they show not only fluorescence but also phosphorescence when exposed to ultraviolet light.
Red River floodway, Winnipeg, Winnipeg Capital Region, Manitoba  Canada (1996)

Specimen size: 10.7 × 8 × 6.4 cm = 4.21” × 3.15” × 2.52”

Main crystal size: 4.6 × 3.5 cm = 1.81” × 1.38”

Very fluorescent and phosphorescent



Gypsum. Front
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Gypsum. Rear
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SPAIN

Hemimorphite with limonite
Hemimorphite with limonite. Hemimorphite with limonite.
 

NR14AL8: Radial aggregates of tabular Hemimorphite crystals on a limonite matrix, with excellent terminations, translucent, very lustrous and with a snow-white color. The specimen is of a rare high quality for the locality.
Precaución Mine, Cabezo de San Ginés, El Estrecho de San Ginés, Cartagena, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain (1995)

Specimen size: 6 × 4.1 × 3 cm = 2.36” × 1.61” × 1.18”

Minor fluorescence short UV



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FRANCE

Galena with Sphalerite
 

ER97AL8: Octahedral crystals of Galena, well outlined and with very marked geometric growth figures. On a matrix of small complex crystals of Sphalerite with a very deep red color. Possibly one of the best specimens from this specific find in a not very well known mine.
Planioles Mine, Planioles, Figeac-Ouest, Figeac, Lot, Occitanie  France (2003)

Specimen size: 7.7 × 6.1 × 2.6 cm = 3.03” × 2.40” × 1.02”

Main crystal size: 3.2 × 3 cm = 1.26” × 1.18”




Galena with Sphalerite. Front
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Galena with Sphalerite. Side
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Pyromorphite on Baryte
Pyromorphite on Baryte. Front
Front
Pyromorphite on Baryte. Side
Side
Pyromorphite on Baryte.

Recorded under LED light
 

EF61AL8: Efflorescent aggregates of Pyromorphite crystals with curvatures on their faces and edges, bright, with an intense green color and on a matrix of “book-like” Baryte crystals. A French classic.
Des Farges Mine (Les Farges Mine), Ussel, Corrèze, Nouvelle-Aquitaine  France

Specimen size: 12.3 × 8.7 × 4.6 cm = 4.84” × 3.43” × 1.81”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.1 cm = 0.28” × 0.04”




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EUROPE (excl. Spain, Portugal and France)

Epidote
Epidote  

CA11AL8: A sheaf-like aggregate of elongated Epidote crystals with good polycrystalline terminations, translucent, lustrous and with a very deep green color.
The specimen from a known but little publicized Belgian locality comes from the Carles Curto collection, whose label and catalogue entry we will send to the buyer.
Quenast, Rebecq, Nivelles District, Walloon Brabant Province, Wallonne Region  Belgium (±2001)

Specimen size: 3.7 × 2.8 × 1.9 cm = 1.46” × 1.10” × 0.75”

Main crystal size: 2.6 × 0.4 cm = 1.02” × 0.16”

Former collection of Carles Curto



Epidote. Front
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Epidote. Rear
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Chalcopyrite
Chalcopyrite. Front
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Chalcopyrite. Rear
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Chalcopyrite  

CB14AL8: Aggregate of twinned disphenoidal (pseudotetrahedral) crystals of Chalcopyrite, with slight iridescence, on matrix.
The specimen from one of the most classic German localities for the species comes from the Carles Curto collection, whose label and catalogue entry we will send to the buyer.
Herdorf, Siegerland, Rhineland-Palatinate/Rheinland-Pfalz  Germany

Specimen size: 3.4 × 2.4 × 1.9 cm = 1.34” × 0.94” × 0.75”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 1.7 cm = 0.87” × 0.67”

Former collection of Carles Curto



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Strontianite with Magnesite
Strontianite with Magnesite  

SR29AL8: Centered aggregate of Strontianite crystals with a very acute dipyramidal habit unusual in this deposit that is a great classic for the species and on Magnesite matrix.
The specimen is from the Francesco S. Stoppani collection (no. 1089), whose label we will send to the buyer. As is usual in this collection, the specimen is of high quality for the locality.
Oberdorf an der Laming, Laming valley, Bruck an der Mur, Styria/Steiermark  Austria

Specimen size: 10.7 × 6.8 × 4.2 cm = 4.21” × 2.68” × 1.65”

Minor fluorescence short UV

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani



Strontianite with Magnesite. Strontianite with Magnesite.
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Anglesite with Galena
Anglesite with Galena. Anglesite with Galena.
 

ER90AL8: Extraordinarily elongated dipyramidal Anglesite crystals, one of them clearly dominant and doubly terminated, translucent, with a slightly yellowish white color and on a granular and microcrystalline Galena matrix. A rare Monteponi classic. We will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Monteponi Mine, Iglesias, Carbonia-Iglesias Province, Sardinia/Sardegna  Italy

Specimen size: 12.1 × 7.6 × 7.5 cm = 4.76” × 2.99” × 2.95”

Main crystal size: 2.4 × 0.5 cm = 0.94” × 0.20”

Fluorescent long & short UV



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FSU

Andradite
 

AB14AL8: Group of Andradite crystals on matrix, with the dominant forms of the dodecahedron beveled by the trapezohedron and lustrous black color with brownish reflections. Of excellent quality for the locality.
Berezovskoe Mines, Uspenskaya Mountain, Berezovskii, Ekaterinburg (Sverdlovsk), Sverdlovsk Oblast, Ural  Russia

Specimen size: 4.9 × 4.7 × 2.2 cm = 1.93” × 1.85” × 0.87”

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




Andradite. Andradite.
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MOROCCO

Azurite with Malachite
Azurite with Malachite. Front
Front
Azurite with Malachite. Side
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Azurite with Malachite. Side
Side

Recorded under LED light
 

EB15AL8: Azurite crystal with very marked parallel growths and good terminal faces, very bright, much more translucent than usual for this deposit and with a very vivid color. On matrix, accompanied by some remnants of Malachite. The locality is one of the great world classics for Azurite.
Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (±1975)

Specimen size: 5.2 × 3.4 × 2.1 cm = 2.05” × 1.34” × 0.83”

Main crystal size: 4.7 × 3.4 cm = 1.85” × 1.34”


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Fluorite with Pyrite
 

NT67AL8: Group of cubic Fluorite crystals with polycrystalline staggering on the edges. Translucent, bright, with an intense green color and with coatings of small Pyrite crystals on the back.
The specimen comes from the Jan Buma collection (number 010619) whose catalogue entry we will send to the buyer.
El Hamman, Meknès, Meknès Prefecture, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 9.8 × 6 × 4.4 cm = 3.86” × 2.36” × 1.73”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1.3 cm = 0.59” × 0.51”

Very fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Michel Carré
Former collection Jan Buma. Number 010619



Fluorite with Pyrite. Fluorite with Pyrite.
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AFRICA (excl. Morocco)

Quartz scepter (variety amethyst)
Quartz scepter (variety amethyst). Front
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Quartz scepter (variety amethyst). Rear
Rear
 

EB16AL8: Scepter growth of a transparent Quartz crystal very lustrous, with phantom growths, abundant inclusions and a very vivid amethyst color with smoky colored areas distributed irregularly in the crystal. Of the best possible quality for the locality, which is not very well known.
Chibuku Mine, Zambezi Valley, Mashonaland West  Zimbabwe (2018)

Specimen size: 4.2 × 1.4 × 1.2 cm = 1.65” × 0.55” × 0.47”

Main crystal size: 2.6 × 1.4 cm = 1.02” × 0.55”




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Quartz scepter (variety smoky and amethyst)
 

EC36AL8: Scepter growth of a transparent Quartz crystal with good luster and phantom growths, abundant inclusions and a very vivid amethyst color with smoky colored areas distributed irregularly in the crystal. Of the best possible quality for the locality, which is not very well known.
Chibuku Mine, Zambezi Valley, Mashonaland West  Zimbabwe (2018)

Specimen size: 4.7 × 1.8 × 1.5 cm = 1.85” × 0.71” × 0.59”

Main crystal size: 2.3 × 1.8 cm = 0.91” × 0.71”




Quartz scepter (variety smoky and amethyst). Front
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Quartz scepter (variety smoky and amethyst). Rear
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Quartz scepter (variety amethyst)
Quartz scepter (variety amethyst). Front
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Quartz scepter (variety amethyst). Rear
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ED66AL8: Scepter growth of a transparent Quartz crystal very shiny, with phantom growths, abundant inclusions and a very vivid amethyst color with smoky colored areas distributed irregularly in the crystal. Of the best possible quality for the locality, which is not very well known.
This specimen has been published on the Mineralogical Record´s web page, in the ‘What's New’ section, report 57, August 30, 2020 edition, page 4

Chibuku Mine, Zambezi Valley, Mashonaland West  Zimbabwe (2018)

Specimen size: 4.7 × 1.7 × 1.6 cm = 1.85” × 0.67” × 0.63”

Main crystal size: 2.9 × 1.7 cm = 1.14” × 0.67”




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Quartz scepter (variety amethyst)
 

EE76AL8: Scepter growth of a dominant Quartz crystal with a smaller doubly terminated lateral crystal, both transparent. Very lustrous, with phantom growths, abundant inclusions and a very vivid color distributed unevenly in the crystal. Of the best possible quality for the locality, which is not very well known.
Chibuku Mine, Zambezi Valley, Mashonaland West  Zimbabwe (2018)

Specimen size: 6 × 2.2 × 1.7 cm = 2.36” × 0.87” × 0.67”

Main crystal size: 3.1 × 2 cm = 1.22” × 0.79”




Quartz scepter (variety amethyst). Front
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Quartz scepter (variety amethyst). Rear
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Quartz scepter (variety amethyst)
Quartz scepter (variety amethyst). Front
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Quartz scepter (variety amethyst). Rear
Rear
 

EG66AL8: Scepter growth of a transparent Quartz crystal very shiny, with phantom growths, abundant inclusions and a very vivid color, between dominant smoky tones and amethyst violet irregularly distributed in the crystal. On a doubly terminated crystal of colorless Quartz with abundant inclusions. Of the best possible quality for the locality, which is not very well known.
Chibuku Mine, Zambezi Valley, Mashonaland West  Zimbabwe (2018)

Specimen size: 7.4 × 2.1 × 1.4 cm = 2.91” × 0.83” × 0.55”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 1.3 cm = 0.63” × 0.51”




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Libethenite
 

TV96AL8: Group of very sharp dipyramidal Libethenite crystals with well defined faces and edges, bright and with a deep and uniform green color. On matrix with Chrysocolla.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Nkana Mine (Rokana Mine), Mindola pit, Kitwe, Kitwe District, Copperbelt Province  Zambia

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

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

Former collection of Bob Noble



Libethenite. Libethenite.
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Libethenite
Libethenite. Libethenite.
 

TK37AL8: Group of very sharp dipyramidal Libethenite crystals with well defined faces and edges, shiny and with a very deep green color, almost black.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label, which shows that it was previously in the James (Jim) Minette collection.
This specimen has been published on the Mineralogical Record´s web page, in the ‘What's New’ section, report 57, August 30, 2020 edition, page 5

Nkana Mine (Rokana Mine), Mindola pit, Kitwe, Kitwe District, Copperbelt Province  Zambia

Specimen size: 2.3 × 1.6 × 1.3 cm = 0.91” × 0.63” × 0.51”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.4 cm = 0.20” × 0.16”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Libethenite
 

ED67AL8: Polycrystalline growth of Libethenite crystals with very sharp faces and edges, good luster and a very deep and uniform green color. On matrix.
The specimen is accompanied by the collector's card, Dr. K.J. Reid, in which the date of the find is handwritten and signed.
Nkana Mine (Rokana Mine), Mindola pit, Kitwe, Kitwe District, Copperbelt Province  Zambia (06/11/1976)

Specimen size: 4.1 × 3 × 2.3 cm = 1.61” × 1.18” × 0.91”

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

Former collection of K.J. Reid



Libethenite. Libethenite.
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Libethenite
Libethenite. Libethenite.
 

EE86AL8: Polycrystalline growth of Libethenite crystals with very well defined faces and edges, very lustrous and with a very deep and uniform green color. On matrix.
The specimen is accompanied by the collector's card, Dr. K.J. Reid, in which the date of the find is handwritten and signed.
Nkana Mine (Rokana Mine), Mindola pit, Kitwe, Kitwe District, Copperbelt Province  Zambia (06/11/1976)

Specimen size: 6.7 × 5.5 × 3.5 cm = 2.64” × 2.17” × 1.38”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.3 cm = 0.16” × 0.12”

Former collection of K.J. Reid



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Wulfenite
Wulfenite  

CB59AL8: Very sharp lamellar crystals of Wulfenite with notably distinct dipyramid faces, great luster and a color between yellow and cream. On matrix.
The specimen, from one of the most classic localities for the species, comes from the Carles Curto collection whose label and catalogue entry we will send to the buyer.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 4.6 × 3.1 × 2.1 cm = 1.81” × 1.22” × 0.83”

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

Former collection of Carles Curto



Wulfenite. Wulfenite.
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Chrysoberyl (variety alexandrite) with Phlogopite
Chrysoberyl (variety alexandrite) with Phlogopite. Front - neon light (day light)
Front - neon light (day light)
Chrysoberyl (variety alexandrite) with Phlogopite. Front - Halogen light
Front - Halogen light
Chrysoberyl (variety alexandrite) with Phlogopite. Detail - neon light (day light)
Detail - neon light (day light)
Chrysoberyl (variety alexandrite) with Phlogopite. Detail - Halogen light
Detail - Halogen light
 

TB90AL8: Group of twinned crystals of Chrysoberyl (variety alexandrite) with sharp faces and edges, on matrix and with Phlogopite. The translucent and lustrous crystals show a color change from vivid green to red-brown depending on the light source applied.
Novello Mine, Masvingo (Fort Victoria), Masvingo District, Masvingo Province  Zimbabwe

Specimen size: 5 × 5 × 3.2 cm = 1.97” × 1.97” × 1.26”

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




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SOUTH AMERICA (excl. Brazil)

Gold with Quartz
Gold with Quartz  

ME13AL8: Dendritic growths of elongated Gold crystals, some of them hooked, flattened or with skeletal growths and on matrix.
The specimen comes from the Raúl 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: 4 × 2.2 × 1.6 cm = 1.57” × 0.87” × 0.63”

Former collection of Raúl Sanabria



Gold with Quartz. Gold with Quartz.
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Pyrite
Pyrite. Front
Front
Pyrite. Side
Side
Pyrite. Pyrite.
 

TR92AL8: Druse of complex Pyrite crystals with octahedron faces dominating but very rich in minor forms. The crystals are in perfect condition and extraordinarily shiny.
Huanzala Mine, Huallanca District, Dos de Mayo Province, Huánuco Department  Peru (±2019)

Specimen size: 13.9 × 7 × 6.8 cm = 5.47” × 2.76” × 2.68”

Main crystal size: 6.8 × 4.8 cm = 2.68” × 1.89”




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CHINA

Pyromorphite
 

TF66AL8: Floater group of Pyromorphite crystals with slightly curved faces and edges, many of them doubly terminated, bright and with an intense and uniform green color.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Daoping Mine, Gongcheng, Guilin Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region  China

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

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

Former collection of Bob Noble



Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.
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ASIA (excl. China)

Beryl (variety aquamarine) with Muscovite and Quartz
Beryl (variety aquamarine) with Muscovite and Quartz. Front
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Beryl (variety aquamarine) with Muscovite and Quartz. Side
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Beryl (variety aquamarine) with Muscovite and Quartz. Side
Side
Beryl (variety aquamarine) with Muscovite and Quartz. Top
Top

Recorded under LED light
 

EA26AL8: Parallel growth of very sharp Beryl crystals (aquamarine variety), translucent, very shiny and with an intense sky-blue color. Partially covered with lamellar Muscovite crystals and with white Quartz crystals. The back shows the matrix contact recrystallization of what appears to be some missing Feldspar.
Nagar, Hunza Valley, Nagar District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas)  Pakistan

Specimen size: 12.4 × 8.6 × 4.7 cm = 4.88” × 3.39” × 1.85”

Main crystal size: 8.1 × 5.4 cm = 3.19” × 2.13”




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Topaz
 

TJ87AL8: Water-clear and extremely lustrous crystal of Topaz, very rich in terminal faces and with polycrystalline growths in the lower part. The deposit is unusual for quality Topaz crystals.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Pan-taw, Kyatpyin North, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region (Mandalay Division)  Myanmar (Burma)

Specimen size: 3.1 × 2.3 × 1.5 cm = 1.22” × 0.91” × 0.59”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Topaz. Front
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Topaz. Rear
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Zunyite with Hematite
Zunyite with Hematite. Zunyite with Hematite.
 

MK97AL8: Zunyite crystal, a rare aluminum fluoride-sorosilicate, on matrix. The tetrahedral crystal beveled by cube faces has very well defined and smooth faces, a color between reddish and dark brown and scaly inclusions of Hematite, which makes it different from the first Zunyites from Iran that reached the collecting world in 2018.
Qalat-e Payeen salt dome, Bandar Abbas, Central District, Bandar Abbas County, Hormozgan Province  Iran (07/2019)

Specimen size: 3.3 × 3.2 × 1.6 cm = 1.30” × 1.26” × 0.63”

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




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