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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

Gold (variety electrum)
Gold (variety electrum). Front
Front
Gold (variety electrum). Rear
Rear
 

TD98AL9: Very aerial aggregate of lamellar Gold crystals (electrum variety), very rich in Silver, approximately 27%, with well defined edges and on a Quartz matrix. We will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer of the specimen.
R.J. Roberts lode, Willow Creek District, Pershing County, Nevada  USA (2015)

Specimen size: 2 × 1.6 × 1 cm = 0.79” × 0.63” × 0.39”

Weight: 1.8 grams



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MEXICO

Boleite
 

TF27AL9: Floater cubo-octahedral crystal with sharp faces and edges, with good luster and a very deep and uniform color. The back of the crystal has been cleaved but it is recrystallized and therefore the surface is natural. A Mexican classic.
Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalía (El Boleo), Boleo District, Municipio Mulegé, Baja California Sur  Mexico (2018)

Specimen size: 1 × 1 × 0.4 cm = 0.39” × 0.39” × 0.16”

Type locality



Boleite. Front
Front
Boleite. Rear
Rear
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Silver
Silver. Front
Front
Silver. Rear
Rear
Silver. Side
Side
Silver.
Silver  

CE50AL9: Floater aggregate with polycrystalline growths of hexahedral Silver crystals with very well defined faces and edges, shiny and with small dark coatings of Acanthite. Although the area is known for its Fluorites, specimens from this particular mine are rare and good Silvers even more so.
The specimen comes from the Carles Curto collection, whose label and catalogue entry we will send to the buyer.
Encantada Mine, La Encantada, Municipio Melchor Múzquiz, Coahuila (Coahuila de Zaragoza)  Mexico

Specimen size: 3.5 × 3 × 2.2 cm = 1.38” × 1.18” × 0.87”

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

Former collection of Carles Curto (duplicates)



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Legrandite with limonite
 

EV67AL9: Group of sharp prismatic crystals, some of them doubly terminated, with good terminal faces, transparent, brilliant and with an intense color that stands out on the limonite matrix. A classic species from Mapimí, increasingly difficult to obtain.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico

Specimen size: 8 × 5.4 × 2.3 cm = 3.15” × 2.13” × 0.91”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.4 cm = 0.39” × 0.16”




Legrandite with limonite. Legrandite with limonite.
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Fluorite with Quartz
Fluorite with Quartz. Fluorite with Quartz.
 

FK27AL9: Group of octahedral Fluorite crystals with curious dome-shaped tetrahexahedral terminations at the vertices. Translucent, with a uniform pale green color and on a Quartz matrix with small Pyrite crystals. Fluorite specimens from this little known mine are scarce and even more so those of a certain quality.
The specimen comes from the Jan Buma collection (#010649) whose catalogue entry we will send to the buyer.
Peregrina Mine, Guanajuato, Municipio Guanajuato  Mexico

Specimen size: 13.3 × 7.8 × 3.5 cm = 5.24” × 3.07” × 1.38”

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

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former Jan Buma collection. Number 010649



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Olivenite

Recorded under neon light
 

TT96AL9: A novelty at Tucson 2020. Druse of elongated Olivenite crystals on matrix with sharp faces and edges and good terminal faces, with good luster and a very deep olive green color. As with so many other finds fromn Milpillas, among the best for the species.
Milpillas Mine, level 992, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (11-12/2019)

Specimen size: 7.2 × 5.5 × 1.6 cm = 2.83” × 2.17” × 0.63”

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




Olivenite. Olivenite.
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SPAIN

Stokesite on Microcline with Albite
Stokesite on Microcline with Albite. Front
Front
Stokesite on Microcline with Albite. Rear
Rear
 

NA13AL9: Aggregate of very sharp, colorless, transparent and shiny Stokesite crystals on a little Microcline matrix with Albite. These Stokesites, found in 1999 and featured in an article in The Mineralogical Record in 2012, are considered the best crystallized Stokesites in the world and were found in a single pocket from which very few specimens were recovered.
Isabel Quarry (La Saludadora Quarry), La Cabrera pluton, Valdemanco, Comarca Sierra de Guadarrama, Madrid, Community of Madrid  Spain (1999)

Specimen size: 1 × 0.8 × 1 cm = 0.39” × 0.31” × 0.39”

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




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Cinnabar with Quartz and Calcite
Cinnabar with Quartz and Calcite  

NA96AL9: Cinnabar crystals on matrix with Quartz and Calcite crystals. With a dominant group in parallel growth, with very well defined faces and edges, translucent, very lustrous and with a particularly vivid color for the locality where they are usually darker.
The specimen comes from the Ignacio Gaspar Sintes collection (number CIN-45), whose collection card we will send to the buyer.
Las Cuevas Mine, Almadén, Comarca Valle de Alcudia, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (±2004)

Specimen size: 4.2 × 1.6 × 2.1 cm = 1.65” × 0.63” × 0.83”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.4 cm = 0.35” × 0.16”

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar



Cinnabar with Quartz and Calcite. Cinnabar with Quartz and Calcite.
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Cinnabar with Quartz
Cinnabar with Quartz. Cinnabar with Quartz.
 

NB37AL9: Groups of twinned rhombohedral crystals of Cinnabar on matrix with Quartz crystals, translucent, bright and with a very vivid color.
Almaden Mine, Almadén, Comarca Valle de Alcudia, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain

Specimen size: 3.8 × 1.5 × 1.4 cm = 1.50” × 0.59” × 0.55”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.2 cm = 0.16” × 0.08”




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Cinnabar with Dolomite
Cinnabar with Dolomite  

NA94AL9: Group of twinned rhombohedral crystals of Cinnabar, translucent, very lustrous and with a particularly vivid color. Due to its quality, it is among the best ever found at the classic Almadén locality, currently only open for tourist visits.
The specimen comes from the Ignacio Gaspar Sintes collection (number CIN-37), whose collection card we will send to the buyer, accompanied by a label from Mark Mauthner, in which it appears to have previously been in the Griffin collection and in the Smithsonian (former Carl Bosch collection)
Almaden Mine, Almadén, Comarca Valle de Alcudia, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain

Specimen size: 5.4 × 3.4 × 3.3 cm = 2.13” × 1.34” × 1.30”

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

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar



Cinnabar with Dolomite. Cinnabar with Dolomite.
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Twinned Cerussite
Twinned Cerussite. Twinned Cerussite.
Twinned Cerussite  

NJ70AL9: Floater growth of flattened reticulated prismatic twins of Cerussite whose white color shows a slightly brownish-pinkish tinge. In perfect condition, with a rosette-like appearance different from other specimens commonly seen from this locality.
The specimen comes from the Ignacio Gaspar Sintes collection.
Luis Mine, 88 m.↓ Norte vein, Del General Mines, Cabezarrubias del Puerto, Comarca Valle de Alcudia, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (10/2013)

Specimen size: 4.7 × 3.8 × 2.9 cm = 1.85” × 1.50” × 1.14”

Main crystal size: 3.5 × 0.6 cm = 1.38” × 0.24”

Minor fluorescence short UV

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar



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Quartz (variety amethyst) with Quartz (variety smoky) and Microcline
 

NJ36AL9: Quartz (variety amethyst) on a Quartz crystal (variety smoky) with very dark tones. On a Microcline matrix.
Mas Sever Quarry, Massabè (Mas Ceber), Sils, Comarca La Selva, Girona / Gerona, Catalonia  Spain

Specimen size: 7.5 × 6 × 4.6 cm = 2.95” × 2.36” × 1.81”

Main crystal size: 7.1 × 3.6 cm = 2.80” × 1.42”




Quartz (variety amethyst) with Quartz (variety smoky) and Microcline. Front
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Quartz (variety amethyst) with Quartz (variety smoky) and Microcline. Side
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Sphalerite
Sphalerite. Front
Front
Sphalerite. Light behind
Light behind
Sphalerite  

CA67AL9: Spinel-law twin, with very well defined crystal forms and with curvatures on the faces and edges. Translucent, with good luster and a very intense and vivid red color.
The specimen comes from the Carles Curto collection, whose label and catalogue entry we will send to the buyer.
Las Mánforas Mine, Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria  Spain (±1974)

Specimen size: 3.9 × 3.7 × 2.5 cm = 1.54” × 1.46” × 0.98”

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

Former collection of Carles Curto (duplicates)



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Sphalerite with Dolomite
 

NA27AL9: Complex crystals of Sphalerite on a Dolomite matrix. The crystal is transparent, lustrous and with an intense and lively honey color. With contacts but no damage. Small parts of the back of the matrix have been cut to reduce the size of the specimen without damage to the crystals.
Las Mánforas Mine, Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria  Spain

Specimen size: 7 × 5.5 × 4.4 cm = 2.76” × 2.17” × 1.73”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 1.6 cm = 0.87” × 0.63”




Sphalerite with Dolomite. Sphalerite with Dolomite.
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Lavendulan with Conichalcite
Lavendulan with Conichalcite. Lavendulan with Conichalcite.
 

NA26AL9: Efflorescences of small Lavendulan crystals, sharp, lustrous, with an intense and vivid color and on matrix with green globular growths of Conichalcite.
La Reconquistada claim, Pastrana, Mazarrón, Comarca Alto Guadalentín, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain

Specimen size: 4.7 × 3.2 × 2.8 cm = 1.85” × 1.26” × 1.10”

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




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SPANISH FLUORITE

Fluorite with Sphalerite and Quartz
 

NB64AL9: Very sharp Fluorite crystals that are completely transparent, with extraordinary luster, a light lilac color and with small crystals of Sphalerite. On matrix with small Quartz crystals. The specimen is unusual for the presence of transparent and clear colored Sphalerite.
It comes from the Miguel David Martínez collection (number 528), 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: 5 × 3.3 × 2.1 cm = 1.97” × 1.30” × 0.83”

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

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez



Fluorite with Sphalerite and Quartz. Fluorite with Sphalerite and Quartz.
Fluorite with Sphalerite and Quartz.
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Fluorite with Calcite
Fluorite with Calcite. Front
Front
Fluorite with Calcite. Side
Side
Fluorite with Calcite. Side
Side
 

NC69AL9: Group of cubic Fluorite crystals with scalenohedral Calcite crystals on the back. The Fluorite crystals are transparent and very lustrous, with a color between lilac and violet and with markedly geometric zoning.
This Spanish classic comes from the collection of Miguel David Martínez (number 327), whose label we will send to the buyer.
La Viesca Mine, La Collada mining area, Huergo, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (2017)

Specimen size: 8.8 × 8.4 × 6.4 cm = 3.46” × 3.31” × 2.52”

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

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez



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Fluorite with Baryte
 

NZ16AL9: Group of cubic Fluorite crystals on a base of Baryte. The transparent and very shiny crystals are lilac to blue in color and display marked geometric zoning.
The specimen, a Spanish classic, comes from the Miguel David Martínez collection (number 77), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Berbes mining area, Berbes, Ribadesella, Comarca Oriente, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (2004)

Specimen size: 3.7 × 2.2 × 2.6 cm = 1.46” × 0.87” × 1.02”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1.2 cm = 0.59” × 0.47”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez



Fluorite with Baryte. Front
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Fluorite with Baryte. Side
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Fluorite
Fluorite. Front
Front
Fluorite. Side
Side
Fluorite.
 

NY27AL9: Group of Fluorite crystals with clearly dominant cube faces markedly beveled by the dodecahedron. Very transparent and lustrous with an intense, deep and uniform bluish violet color.
This modern Spanish classic comes from the Miguel David Martínez collection (number 520), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Llamas Quarry, Obdulia vein, Caravia mining area, Las Cabañas, Duyos, Caravia, Comarca Oriente, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain

Specimen size: 3.6 × 3 × 2.8 cm = 1.42” × 1.18” × 1.10”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1 cm = 0.59” × 0.39”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez



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Fluorite with Calcite
 

NF89AL9: Group of Fluorite crystals with fine dominant cube faces but clearly beveled by dodecahedral forms, very transparent, with good luster and a light lilac color, on matrix, with white scalenohedral Calcite crystals. The matrix has been sawn with a single cut on the back.
Llamas Quarry, Obdulia vein, Caravia mining area, Las Cabañas, Duyos, Caravia, Comarca Oriente, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain

Specimen size: 11.4 × 8 × 4.7 cm = 4.49” × 3.15” × 1.85”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 1.1 cm = 0.63” × 0.43”




Fluorite with Calcite. Fluorite with Calcite.
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Fluorite with Baryte
Fluorite with Baryte. Fluorite with Baryte.
 

ND96AL9: Fluorite crystals on a Baryte matrix. The Fluorite crystals have polycrystalline growths and the peculiarity of showing two colors, rare in specimens from this deposit, pale violet but clearly yellow around the edges.
The specimen comes from the Miguel David Martínez collection (number 399), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Moscona Mine, El Llano, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Comarca Avilés, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (1979)

Specimen size: 7.7 × 7 × 3.9 cm = 3.03” × 2.76” × 1.54”

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

Minor fluorescence short UV

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez



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Fluorite with Calcite
 

MF89AL9: Aggregate of cubic Fluorite crystals between transparent and translucent, lustrous, with a light green color with yellowish tones. Covered by complex Calcite crystals with the dominant forms of the scalenohedron. A classic of Spanish mineralogy, with more luster than usual in specimens from this deposit.
Matagalls Mine (Sant Marçal Mines), Sant Marçal, Viladrau, Comarca Osona, Girona / Gerona, Catalonia  Spain

Specimen size: 13.2 × 11.8 × 6.7 cm = 5.20” × 4.65” × 2.64”

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

Fluorescent long & short UV



Fluorite with Calcite. Fluorite with Calcite.
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PORTUGAL

Pyrite with Calcite
Pyrite with Calcite. Front
Front
Pyrite with Calcite. Side
Side
Pyrite with Calcite.
 

NC27AL9: Polycrystalline aggregates of hexahedral Pyrite crystals, with good luster and curious color variations, ranging from greenish yellow to brassy. An unusually aesthetic specimen from a very recent find in Panasqueira.
Minas da Panasqueira, level 3, Aldeia de São Francisco de Assis, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Cova da Beira, Centro  Portugal (07-08/2020)

Specimen size: 9.6 × 6.4 × 3.5 cm = 3.78” × 2.52” × 1.38”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.7 cm = 0.31” × 0.28”




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Pyrite with Quartz, Calcite-Dolomite and Muscovite
 

NB47AL9: Pyrites with diverse morphologies that range from crystals with a hexahedral habit to flattened ones and even crystals finely perpendicular to each other and with a very elongated aspect. On matrix with Quartz and Calcite-Dolomite crystals and leafy Muscovite aggregates. The specimen is from a very recent find in Panasqueira.
Minas da Panasqueira, level 3, Aldeia de São Francisco de Assis, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Cova da Beira, Centro  Portugal (07-08/2020)

Specimen size: 10.5 × 8.7 × 5.6 cm = 4.13” × 3.43” × 2.20”




Pyrite with Quartz, Calcite-Dolomite and Muscovite. Pyrite with Quartz, Calcite-Dolomite and Muscovite.
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FRANCE

Prehnite with Epidote and Albite
Prehnite with Epidote and Albite. Prehnite with Epidote and Albite.
 

EF37AL9: Prehnite crystals with sharp edges and well defined faces. With very marked curvatures and polycrystalline growths, translucent, shiny, and with an intense green color. On matrix, with Calcite and small, very sharp crystals of Epidote, transparent, very lustrous and with deep color. Excellent French classic from one of the typical localities for the species.
La Combe de la Selle, Saint-Christophe-en-Oisans, Le Bourg d'Oisans Comune, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (±1990)

Specimen size: 4.3 × 3.4 × 2.9 cm = 1.69” × 1.34” × 1.14”

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




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Fluorite with Quartz
 

EG14AL9: Very sharp Fluorite crystals, one of them clearly dominant and with marked color zoning, yellowish in the core of the crystal and blue around the edges. Partially covered by small Quartz crystals.
The specimen, from a very unusual French locality, has been referenced and pictured, as a novelty in Ste. Marie 2019, in the magazine 'Le Règne Minéral' number 148, July-August 2019, page 44
Berlan, Roquecourbe, Castres, Tarn, Occitanie  France (2019)

Specimen size: 3.5 × 3.1 × 3.2 cm = 1.38” × 1.22” × 1.26”

Fluorescent long & short UV



Fluorite with Quartz. Front
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Fluorite with Quartz. Side
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Fluorite with Quartz.
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Fluorite with Quartz
Fluorite with Quartz. Front
Front
Fluorite with Quartz. Side
Side
Fluorite with Quartz.
 

EF16AL9: Very sharp crystals, translucent, with a uniform green color, and partially covered by small doubly terminated Quartz crystals.
The specimen, from a very unusual French locality, has been referenced and pictured, as a novelty in Ste. Marie 2019, in the magazine 'Le Règne Minéral' number 148, July-August 2019, page 44
Berlan, Roquecourbe, Castres, Tarn, Occitanie  France (2019)

Specimen size: 5.7 × 3.5 × 4 cm = 2.24” × 1.38” × 1.57”

Fluorescent long & short UV



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Fluorite with Quartz
 

ER10AL9: Group of very sharp crystals, translucent, lustrous, with a very intense and uniform yellow color with blue geometric zoning on the edges, and partially covered by small Quartz crystals. From a well-known French mine, the specimen is from the prestigious collection of Fluorite by Pierre-Marie Guy.
Valzergues Mines, Valzergues, Villefranche-de-Rouergue, Aveyron, Occitanie  France (±2010)

Specimen size: 5 × 4.8 × 3.9 cm = 1.97” × 1.89” × 1.54”

Main crystal size: 2.4 × 2.1 cm = 0.94” × 0.83”

Fluorescent long & short UV



Fluorite with Quartz. Front
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Fluorite with Quartz. Rear
Rear
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Octahedral Fluorite on Albite
Octahedral Fluorite on Albite. Octahedral Fluorite on Albite.
Octahedral Fluorite on Albite.

Recorded under neon light
 

ER48AL9: Group of octahedral Fluorite crystals with polycrystalline growths, translucent, with good luster and an intense and uniform color. On an Albite matrix, with recrystallizations. A classic French Alpine specimen, very aesthetic and of high quality, the specimen is from the prestigious collection of Fluorite by Pierre-Marie Guy.
Aiguille Verte, Mont Blanc Massif, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (±2010)

Specimen size: 5.3 × 4.6 × 2.6 cm = 2.09” × 1.81” × 1.02”

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

Fluorescent long UV & minor fluorescence short UV



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EUROPE (excl. Spain, Portugal and France)

Ba-rich Microcline (variety hyalophane) with Rutile inclusions
 

MT37AL9: Floater polycrystalline growth of twinned crystals of Microcline (barium-rich variety hyalophane), from the classic Busovaca deposit, practically the only locality that has provided good collector specimens of this variety. The crystals are of good size, with very distinct double Baveno-Manebach twinning, translucent, lustrous, with abundant Rutile inclusions, which is unusual in this type of specimen.
Zagradski Potok Mine, Zagradski Creek, Busovača, Central Bosnia, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina  Bosnia-Herzegovina

Specimen size: 9.5 × 5.4 × 5.8 cm = 3.74” × 2.13” × 2.28”

Main crystal size: 8 × 4.6 cm = 3.15” × 1.81”




Ba-rich Microcline (variety hyalophane) with Rutile inclusions. Front
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Ba-rich Microcline (variety hyalophane) with Rutile inclusions. Side
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Ba-rich Microcline (variety hyalophane) with Rutile inclusions. Ba-rich Microcline (variety hyalophane) with Rutile inclusions.
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TURKEY

Diaspore
Diaspore. Front - Day light (incident light)
Front - Day light (incident light)
Diaspore. Front - Led light
Front - Led light
Diaspore. Rear - Day light (incident light)
Rear - Day light (incident light)
Diaspore. Rear - Led light
Rear - Led light
 

ER98AL9: Mostly new after the Sainte Marie 2020 Virtual Show, from a classic Turkish locality but with a different transparency and color. The crystal is incomplete at the bottom, but has very sharp polycrystalline upper terminations. It is transparent, lustrous, deep yellow-green in focused natural light and more yellow under halogen lights, with very clearly visible dichroism shifting between soft red and green.
Ilbir Mountain, Pinarcik, Milâs District, Muğla Province, Aegean Region  Turkey (2020)

Specimen size: 5.7 × 1.8 × 1 cm = 2.24” × 0.71” × 0.39”




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Twinned Diaspore with Rutile
Twinned Diaspore with Rutile  

EV10AL9: Mostly new after the Sainte Marie 2020 Virtual Show, from a classic Turkish locality but with a different transparency and color. A twin of two crystals with different terminations, one of them with visible faces and the other with very acute polycrystalline growths. The longest crystal has a partially incomplete termination. The crystals are transparent, with good luster and abundant Rutile inclusions. They have an intense yellow-green color with focused natural light and more yellow under halogen light, and with clearly visible dichroism changing color between soft red and green.
Ilbir Mountain, Pinarcik, Milâs District, Muğla Province, Aegean Region  Turkey (2020)

Specimen size: 5.2 × 2.4 × 1.9 cm = 2.05” × 0.94” × 0.75”

Main crystal size: 5.2 × 1 cm = 2.05” × 0.39”




Twinned Diaspore with Rutile. Front - Day light (incident light)
Front - Day light (incident light)
Twinned Diaspore with Rutile. Front - Led light
Front - Led light
Twinned Diaspore with Rutile. Rear - Day light (incident light)
Rear - Day light (incident light)
Twinned Diaspore with Rutile. Top - Led light
Top - Led light
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FSU

Fluorite with inclusions
Fluorite with inclusions. Front
Front
Fluorite with inclusions. Rear
Rear
 

EF92AL9: Group of very sharp Fluorite crystals, one of them clearly dominant. Transparent, shiny, with an intense green color and very rich in inclusions in the core of the crystal, with a marked dissolution channel. The specimen is from the prestigious collection of Fluorite by Pierre-Marie Guy.
Dalnegorsk, Dalnegorsk Urban District, Primorsky Krai  Russia

Specimen size: 4.7 × 3 × 4.5 cm = 1.85” × 1.18” × 1.77”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 2.2 cm = 0.98” × 0.87”

Minor fluorescence long UV



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MOROCCO

Fluorite with Quartz
 

FR14AL9: Border of Fluorite crystals with hexahedral shape, very sharp, transparent, with excellent luster and an intense yellow color, on matrix, with white Quartz crystals and small Pyrite crystals.
The specimen comes from the Jan Buma collection (#030606) whose catalogue entry we will send to the buyer.
Sidi Ayad (Sidi Ayed), Boulemane Province, Fès-Meknès Region  Morocco (±2003)

Specimen size: 7 × 5.4 × 3.3 cm = 2.76” × 2.13” × 1.30”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.7 cm = 0.39” × 0.28”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former Jan Buma collection. Number 030606



Fluorite with Quartz. Fluorite with Quartz.
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Azurite
Azurite. Azurite.
 

ET99AL9: Equant crystals of Azurite with very well defined faces and edges and fine growth lines. Very lustrous, with a very deep color and vivid sparkling reflections. On matrix, with small equidimensional crystals of primary Malachite.
El Fecht prospects, El Fecht, Oumjrane, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (12/2019)

Specimen size: 11.2 × 8.9 × 5.4 cm = 4.41” × 3.50” × 2.13”

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




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Baryte with Quartz, Pyrite and Marcasite
 

EC27AL9: Book-like aggregates of lamellar Baryte crystals on matrix, with Quartz crystals and partial coatings of small, very bright crystals of Pyrite and Marcasite. The back of the matrix shows missing crystal casts, probably an earlier generation of Baryte crystals.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2017)

Specimen size: 14.5 × 9.9 × 6.4 cm = 5.71” × 3.90” × 2.52”




Baryte with Quartz, Pyrite and Marcasite. Front
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Baryte with Quartz, Pyrite and Marcasite. Rear
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Baryte with Quartz, Pyrite and Marcasite. Baryte with Quartz, Pyrite and Marcasite.
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AFRICA (excl. Morocco)

Tarbuttite
Tarbuttite. Front
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Tarbuttite. Rear
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EB46AL9: Elongated crystals of Tarbuttite with sharp faces and edges, on a limonite matrix. Translucent, white and covered with small crystals of a second generation of lenticular crystals of the same Tarbuttite, with a color between reddish and creamy due to inclusions.
The specimen, from the type locality for the species, is accompanied by a card from the prospector and collector, Dr. K.J. Reid, in which the date of the find is handwritten and signed.
Kabwe Mine (Broken Hill Mine), Kabwe (Kabwe-Ka Mukuba), Kabwe District, Central Province  Zambia (07/1976)

Specimen size: 4 × 3.5 × 1.8 cm = 1.57” × 1.38” × 0.71”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.3 cm = 0.39” × 0.12”

Type locality

Minor fluorescence short UV

Former collection of K.J. Reid



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Tarbuttite
 

EB97AL9: Elongated crystals of Tarbuttite with sharp faces and edges, on a limonite matrix. Translucent, white and covered with small crystals of a second generation of lenticular crystals of the same Tarbuttite, with a color between reddish and creamy due to inclusions. The specimen, from the type locality for the species, is accompanied by a card from the prospector and collector, Dr. K.J. Reid, in which the date of the find is handwritten and signed.
Kabwe Mine (Broken Hill Mine), Kabwe (Kabwe-Ka Mukuba), Kabwe District, Central Province  Zambia (07/1976)

Specimen size: 5 × 3.8 × 2 cm = 1.97” × 1.50” × 0.79”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.4 cm = 0.43” × 0.16”

Type locality

Minor fluorescence short UV

Former collection of K.J. Reid



Tarbuttite. Tarbuttite.
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SOUTH AMERICA (excl. Brazil)

'Pearceite' with Calcite
'Pearceite' with Calcite. 'Pearceite' with Calcite.
'Pearceite' with Calcite.
 

TH27AL9: Group of ‘Pearceite’ crystals with sharp faces and edges, and very marked striations, shiny and aesthetically centered on its matrix of white Calcite crystals. We label the species with quotation marks around 'Pearceite' due to the changes introduced by the IMA in the nomenclature of the species, which was recently subdivided.
Uchucchacua Mine, Oyón Province, Lima Department  Peru

Specimen size: 3.9 × 2 × 1,9 cm = 1.54” × 0.79” × 0.39”

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

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV



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CHINA

Carbonatecyanotrichite with Calcite and Fluorite
 

AX11AL9: Felted aggregates of filiform crystals of Carbonatecyanotrichite, a different species from the better known Cyanotrichite, with an intense and uniform blue color. On matrix, with Calcite and small Fluorite crystals.
Qinglong Mine, Dachang, Qinglong, Qianxi'nan Autonomous Prefecture, Guizhou Province  China

Specimen size: 1.4 × 0.9 × 0.7 cm = 0.55” × 0.35” × 0.28”




Carbonatecyanotrichite with Calcite and Fluorite. Front
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Carbonatecyanotrichite with Calcite and Fluorite. Rear
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Carbonatecyanotrichite with Calcite and Fluorite
Carbonatecyanotrichite with Calcite and Fluorite. Front
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Carbonatecyanotrichite with Calcite and Fluorite. Rear
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AV13AL9: Felted aggregates of filiform crystals of Carbonatecyanotrichite, a different species from the better known Cyanotrichite, with an intense and uniform blue color. On matrix, with Calcite and small Fluorite crystals.
Qinglong Mine, Dachang, Qinglong, Qianxi'nan Autonomous Prefecture, Guizhou Province  China

Specimen size: 1.5 × 1 × 0.8 cm = 0.59” × 0.39” × 0.31”




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Carbonatecyanotrichite with Calcite and Fluorite
 

AR12AL9: Felted aggregates of filiform crystals of Carbonatecyanotrichite, a different species from the better known Cyanotrichite, with an intense and uniform blue color. On matrix, with Calcite and small Fluorite crystals.
Qinglong Mine, Dachang, Qinglong, Qianxi'nan Autonomous Prefecture, Guizhou Province  China

Specimen size: 2,7 × 1.3 × 1.4 cm = 0.79” × 0.51” × 0.55”




Carbonatecyanotrichite with Calcite and Fluorite. Front
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Carbonatecyanotrichite with Calcite and Fluorite. Rear
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Carbonatecyanotrichite with Calcite and Fluorite
Carbonatecyanotrichite with Calcite and Fluorite. Carbonatecyanotrichite with Calcite and Fluorite.
 

AT46AL9: Felted aggregates of filiform crystals of Carbonatecyanotrichite, a different species from the better known Cyanotrichite, with an intense and uniform blue color. On matrix, with Calcite and small Fluorite crystals.
Qinglong Mine, Dachang, Qinglong, Qianxi'nan Autonomous Prefecture, Guizhou Province  China

Specimen size: 2.8 × 2.2 × 2.9 cm = 1.10” × 0.87” × 1.14”




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Carbonatecyanotrichite with Calcite and Fluorite
 

AR46AL9: Felted aggregates of filiform crystals of Carbonatecyanotrichite, a different species from the better known Cyanotrichite, with an intense and uniform blue color. On matrix, with Calcite and small Fluorite crystals.
Qinglong Mine, Dachang, Qinglong, Qianxi'nan Autonomous Prefecture, Guizhou Province  China

Specimen size: 6 × 3.3 × 3.7 cm = 2.36” × 1.30” × 1.46”




Carbonatecyanotrichite with Calcite and Fluorite. Front
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Carbonatecyanotrichite with Calcite and Fluorite. Rear
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Carbonatecyanotrichite with Calcite and Fluorite.
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