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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

Copper
Copper. Front  / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Copper. Side  / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Copper. Side  / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Copper. Rear  / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
 

MV66AM0: Floater group of very well defined dodecahedral crystals, bright and of good size, with fine alignments formed by the recrystallization of very shiny Copper microcrystals. With a little matrix and casts of vanished Quartz crystals. An American classic, a high quality miniature.
Keweenaw County, Michigan  USA

Specimen size: 2.7 × 2.2 × 2.2 cm = 1.06” × 0.87” × 0.87”




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MEXICO

Pyrargyrite
 

TE87AM0: Group of sharp doubly terminated Pyrargyrite crystals with prismatic habit. Clearly hexagonal in outline, with good terminations, very lustrous and on matrix.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Proaño Mine, Fresnillo de González Echeverría (Fresnillo), Municipio Fresnillo, Zacatecas  Mexico

Specimen size: 2.4 × 2.3 × 2 cm = 0.94” × 0.91” × 0.79”

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

Former collection of Bob Noble



Pyrargyrite. Front  / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Pyrargyrite. Side  / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Olivenite
Olivenite. Photo Joaquim Callén
Photo Joaquim Callén
 

TF49AM0: A novelty at Tucson 2020. Very aerial group of sharp, flat, doubly terminated Olivenite crystals on matrix. With very well defined faces and edges and perfect terminations, lustrous and very deep olive green. As with so many other things from Milpillas, among the best for the species.
Milpillas Mine, level 992, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (11-12/2019)

Specimen size: 2.5 × 1.9 × 0.6 cm = 0.98” × 0.75” × 0.24”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.2 cm = 0.39” × 0.08”




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Olivenite
 

TY90AM0: A novelty at Tucson 2020. Isolated crystals of Olivenite on matrix, flat and most of them doubly terminated. With very well defined faces and edges and perfect terminal faces, lustrous and very deep olive green. As with so many things from Milpillas, among the best for the species.
Milpillas Mine, level 992, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (11-12/2019)

Specimen size: 4.5 × 4.2 × 3.2 cm = 1.77” × 1.65” × 1.26”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.2 cm = 0.47” × 0.08”




Olivenite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Olivenite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Olivenite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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SPAIN

Calcite with Fluorite and Pyrite
Calcite with Fluorite and Pyrite. Front
Front
Calcite with Fluorite and Pyrite. Rear
Rear
Calcite with Fluorite and Pyrite.
 

NA27AM0: Polycrystalline growths of complex Calcite crystals with dominant scalenohedral forms. On matrix, with transparent and shiny Fluorite crystals with an intense and uniform yellow color and coatings of cubic and lustrous Pyrite crystals. The specimen comes from the Villabona Mine, which has not produced many quality specimens and should not be confused with the much more prolific Solís Mine.
Villabona Mines, Barrio de la Estación, Villabona, Llanera, Comarca del Nora, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (2005)

Specimen size: 7.8 × 5.4 × 5.6 cm = 3.07” × 2.13” × 2.20”

Main crystal size: 5.4 × 3.6 cm = 2.13” × 1.42”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

€220 / US$257 / JPY27040 / AUD$361

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Baryte
 

EP96AM0: Druse of very sharp tabular crystals of Baryte, reddish due to Hematite inclusions. A Spanish classic, with characteristics different from the better known ones from this mine, both for the way the crystals are presented and for their color.
Victoria Mine, Cabezo de San Ginés, El Estrecho de San Ginés, Cartagena, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain

Specimen size: 13.8 × 4.5 × 8.3 cm = 5.43” × 1.77” × 3.27”




Baryte. Baryte.
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SPANISH FLUORITE

Fluorite with Quartz
Fluorite with Quartz. Fluorite with Quartz.
 

NY36AM0: Group of Fluorite crystals, one of them clearly dominant, cubic and clearly beveled by dodecahedron faces. Water-clear, very shiny, with a pale lilac color and on matrix with Quartz crystals. A Spanish classic. The specimen has been sawn on the back to remove excess matrix.
Llamas Quarry, Obdulia vein, Caravia mining area, Las Cabañas, Duyos, Caravia, Comarca Oriente, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain

Specimen size: 7.8 × 3 × 4.1 cm = 3.07” × 1.18” × 1.61”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.9 cm = 0.43” × 0.35”




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FRANCE

Fluorite with Baryte
 

ED47AM0: Group of Fluorite crystals, one of them clearly dominant and outstanding and between transparent and translucent. With geometric color zoning with a yellow nucleus and colorless edge areas, and partially covered by lenticular Baryte crystals with some micro-crystals of sulfides. A specimen rescued from the past from the Les Redoutières Mine, less well known than other mines in the same mining district.
Les Redoutières Mine, Chaillac, Le Blanc, Indre, Centre-Val de Loire  France (±1997)

Specimen size: 9 × 7.1 × 3 cm = 3.54” × 2.80” × 1.18”

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

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



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

EC87AM0: Group of Fluorite crystals with two very marked growth phases with a yellow polycrystalline exterior and a violet interior. With characteristics different from the usual in better known specimens from the Chaillac mining area. A specimen rescued from the past from the Les Redoutières Mine, less well known than other mines in the same mining district.
Les Redoutières Mine, Chaillac, Le Blanc, Indre, Centre-Val de Loire  France (±1997)

Specimen size: 11.8 × 7.1 × 4 cm = 4.65” × 2.80” × 1.57”

Main crystal size: 3.7 × 2.9 cm = 1.46” × 1.14”

Fluorescent long & short UV



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Fluorite with Baryte
 

EA99AM0: Group of very sharp Fluorite crystals, translucent, with a color between yellow and pink and with small lenticular crystals of Baryte. With characteristics different from the usual ones in the better known specimens from the Chaillac mining district. A specimen rescued from the past from the Les Redoutières Mine, less well known than other mines in the same mining district.
Les Redoutières Mine, Chaillac, Le Blanc, Indre, Centre-Val de Loire  France (±1997)

Specimen size: 13.8 × 7.7 × 3 cm = 5.43” × 3.03” × 1.18”

Main crystal size: 2.6 × 2.5 cm = 1.02” × 0.98”

Fluorescent long & short UV



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

ET88AM0: Group of Fluorite crystals with two distinct growth phases, with a polycrystalline exterior of yellow color and a greenish-colorless interior, with characteristics different from the usual ones in better known specimens from the Chaillac mining district. A specimen rescued from the past from the Les Redoutières Mine, less well known than other mines in the same mining district.
Les Redoutières Mine, Chaillac, Le Blanc, Indre, Centre-Val de Loire  France (±1997)

Specimen size: 13.2 × 8.6 × 3.6 cm = 5.20” × 3.39” × 1.42”

Main crystal size: 4.2 × 3 cm = 1.65” × 1.18”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



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EUROPE (excl. Spain, Portugal and France)

Boracite
 

TQ13AM0: Cubic crystals clearly beveled by dodecahedral and octahedral faces. Translucent, with good luster and an intense olive-green color. On matrix, which is not common for this species.
Bernburg, Stassfurt, Saxony-Anhalt/Sachsen-Anhalt  Germany

Specimen size: 3 × 2.4 × 1.4 cm = 1.18” × 0.94” × 0.55”

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




Boracite. Boracite.
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MOROCCO

Vanadinite with Baryte
Vanadinite with Baryte. Vanadinite with Baryte.
 

EK46AM0: Elongated Vanadinite crystals with a peculiar habit, very different from those known up to now, ranging from elongated prisms, transparent and with a very bright red color with orange tones, to acicular forms with yellowish orange color, also very intense. On matrix, with lamellar crystals of Barite. From a find in the area of the ACF mining concession in February 2020.
ACF Mine area, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (02/2020)

Specimen size: 3.7 × 2.4 × 3 cm = 1.46” × 0.94” × 1.18”

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




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Vanadinite with Baryte
 

EE87AM0: Elongated Vanadinite crystals with a peculiar habit, very different from those known up to now, ranging from elongated prisms, transparent and with a very bright red color with orange tones, to acicular forms with yellowish orange color, also very intense. On matrix, with lamellar crystals of Barite. From a find in the area of the ACF mining concession in February 2020.
ACF Mine area, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (02/2020)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 4.7 × 3.4 cm = 2.44” × 1.85” × 1.34”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.1 cm = 0.16” × 0.04”




Vanadinite with Baryte. Vanadinite with Baryte.
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Pyrite with Quartz
Pyrite with Quartz. Front
Front
Pyrite with Quartz. Side
Side
Pyrite with Quartz.
 

ET47AM0: Very aerial group of cubic Pyrite crystals with staggered stepped faces. With brilliant luster and on a matrix of small Quartz and Calcite crystals.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2020)

Specimen size: 7.4 × 6.3 × 5.9 cm = 2.91” × 2.48” × 2.32”

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




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Quartz
 

ET66AM0: Druse of Quartz crystals with hardly any prism faces, shiny, with a very intense hematoidal red color and geometric color zoning (with colorless and transparent edges) and partially covered by a second generation of Quartz microcrystals of a lighter color, all of which completely covers crystals of a very intense amethyst color, which was what was previously being found in this area.
Jebel Saghro, Imiter District, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2019)

Specimen size: 13.5 × 4.8 × 6.8 cm = 5.31” × 1.89” × 2.68”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 1 cm = 0.71” × 0.39”




Quartz. Quartz.
Quartz.
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AFRICA (excl. Morocco)

Fluorite
Fluorite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Fluorite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
 

TY87AM0: Group on matrix of large cubic crystals of Fluorite, translucent, with a very deep green color and slightly bicolor navy blue. This locality was little known until 2018 and, despite being very prolific, it has produced very few pieces of this quality and this size of crystal.
Mandronarivo area, Beroroha District, Atsimo Andrefana Region, Toliara Province (Tuléar)  Madagascar (08-11/2017)

Specimen size: 17.1 × 7.2 × 10.2 cm = 6.73” × 2.83” × 4.02”

Main crystal size: 6.2 × 5.7 cm = 2.44” × 2.24”

Very fluorescent long & short UV



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Elbaite with Feldspar and Quartz

Recorded under LED light
 

EF94AM0: Polychrome floater crystal of Elbaite, doubly terminated, with both terminations rich in faces, translucent, lustrous, with coatings of Feldspar and Quartz crystals. All the crystal terminations are perfect.
Sahatany Valley (Mt. Ibity), Vakinankaratra Region, Antananarivo Province  Madagascar (2017)

Specimen size: 16.8 × 6.2 × 5.3 cm = 6.61” × 2.44” × 2.09”




Elbaite with Feldspar and Quartz. Front
Front
Elbaite with Feldspar and Quartz. Detail top / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail top / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Elbaite with Feldspar and Quartz. Base / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Base / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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SOUTH AMERICA (excl. Brazil)

Clinoatacamite
Clinoatacamite.
 

TA86AM0: Very aerial group of Clinoatacamite crystals with well defined faces and edges, good luster and a very intense and uniform color, on matrix.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Lily Mine, Umay District, Pisco Province, Ica Department  Peru

Specimen size: 3.2 × 2 × 2.3 cm = 1.26” × 0.79” × 0.91”

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

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Bismuth
Bismuth  

TQ86AM0: Excellent specimen, of high quality and very representative of specimens from the locality. Free of alteration, with polysynthetic parallel growths, with sharp surfaces and small crystals with very well defined faces and edges, which is quite unusual for the species.
The specimen is from the Bruno Cerato collection, whose label we will send to the buyer.
Tazna Mine, Cerro Tazna, Atocha-Quechisla District, Nor Chichas Province, Potosí Department  Bolivia

Specimen size: 9.6 × 9.5 × 3.7 cm = 3.78” × 3.74” × 1.46”




Bismuth. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Bismuth. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Bismuth. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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CHINA

Fluorite with Quartz
Fluorite with Quartz. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Fluorite with Quartz. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Fluorite with Quartz. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
 

MG89AM0: Cubic crystals clearly beveled by dodecahedron faces, transparent, very shiny, and somewhat bicolored between blue and green. On matrix, with small Quartz crystals.
Quanzhou Prefecture, Fujian Province  China (2018)

Specimen size: 6.3 × 6.1 × 4.1 cm = 2.48” × 2.40” × 1.61”

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

Minor fluorescence long UV



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Fluorite
 

EP89AM0: Druse of very sharp Fluorite crystals, extraordinarily transparent, with good luster and a very vivid and uniform color.
Xianghuapu Mine, Xianghualing Sn-polymetallic ore field, Linwu, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province  China (2018)

Specimen size: 9.4 × 2.4 × 3.7 cm = 3.70” × 0.94” × 1.46”

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

Fluorescent long & short UV



Fluorite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Fluorite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Fluorite
Fluorite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Fluorite. Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Fluorite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
 

EK89AM0: Druse of very sharp Fluorite crystals, extraordinarily transparent, with good luster and a very vivid and uniform color.
Xianghuapu Mine, Xianghualing Sn-polymetallic ore field, Linwu, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province  China (2018)

Specimen size: 11.2 × 7 × 3 cm = 4.41” × 2.76” × 1.18”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 1.5 cm = 0.63” × 0.59”

Fluorescent long & short UV



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Fluorite with Quartz
 

EP74AM0: Fluorite crystals with the combined faces of the cube and the dodecahedron. Very transparent, with good luster and a very intense violet color. On matrix with small Quartz crystals.
Yongchun, Quanzhou Prefecture, Fujian Province  China (2017)

Specimen size: 7.3 × 5.9 × 3.6 cm = 2.87” × 2.32” × 1.42”

Main crystal size: 1.9 × 1.7 cm = 0.75” × 0.67”




Fluorite with Quartz. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Fluorite with Quartz. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Calcite with Inclusions
Calcite with Inclusions. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Calcite with Inclusions. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
 

TC51AM0: Doubly terminated floater Calcite crystal with dominant elongated faces and a very flattened terminal rhombohedron. Translucent, lustrous and very rich in oriented inclusions. The back is complete and exhibits a curious recrystallized growth that makes the crystal appear to be hemihedral.
Lishui Prefecture, Zhejiang Province  China (2009)

Specimen size: 4.7 × 4.4 × 2.6 cm = 1.85” × 1.73” × 1.02”




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