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SPANISH FLUORITE

Fluorite with Calcite and Quartz
Fluorite with Calcite and Quartz. Fluorite with Calcite and Quartz.
 

NR37AM1: Aggregate of Fluorite crystals with cubic habit beveled by the dodecahedron, transparent, very shiny, with an intense and vivid lilac color. On matrix, with Quartz crystals and white scalenohedral Calcite crystals. As is often the case with this type of specimen, the back has been sawn to reduce the matrix.
Llamas Quarry, Obdulia vein, Caravia mining area, Las Cabañas, Duyos, Caravia, Comarca Oriente, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain

Specimen size: 5.2 × 3.2 × 4.6 cm = 2.05” × 1.26” × 1.81”

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




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Fluorite with Calcite
 

NB48AM1: Aggregate of Fluorite crystals with cubic habit beveled by the dodecahedron, transparent, very lustrous and with a vivid lilac color. On a Quartz matrix, with scalenohedral Calcite crystals.
Llamas Quarry, Obdulia vein, Caravia mining area, Las Cabañas, Duyos, Caravia, Comarca Oriente, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain

Specimen size: 7.4 × 7.3 × 5.4 cm = 2.91” × 2.87” × 2.13”

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




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

NJ93AM1: Fluorite crystals, one of them clearly dominant, with a cubic habit, more elongated than usual and finely beveled by the dodecahedron. The crystals are transparent, brilliant, and bright purple in color. On matrix, with Quartz crystals. As is often the case with this type of specimen, the back has been sawn to reduce the matrix.
Llamas Quarry, Obdulia vein, Caravia mining area, Las Cabañas, Duyos, Caravia, Comarca Oriente, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (2018)

Specimen size: 9.7 × 7.6 × 3 cm = 3.82” × 2.99” × 1.18”

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




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Fluorite
 

NH90AM1: Group of Fluorite crystals with cubic habit and polycrystalline formations on the faces. Transparent, with good luster and a very deep blue-violet color.
The specimen comes from the Miguel David Martínez collection (nº. 300) whose label we will send to the buyer.
Berbes mining area, Berbes, Ribadesella, Comarca Oriente, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (2016)

Specimen size: 12.2 × 8.3 × 3.3 cm = 4.80” × 3.27” × 1.30”

Main crystal size: 4.4 × 2.8 cm = 1.73” × 1.10”

Minor fluorescence long UV

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez



Fluorite. Front
Front
Fluorite. Side
Side
Fluorite.
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Fluorite
Fluorite. Fluorite.
 

NV26AM1: Group of Fluorite crystals with cubic habit and polycrystalline formations on the faces, transparent, very lustrous and with a uniform blue color with violet tones.
The specimen comes from the Miguel David Martínez collection (nº. 521) 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: 4.2 × 3.4 × 2.7 cm = 1.65” × 1.34” × 1.06”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.7 cm = 0.79” × 0.67”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez



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Fluorite
 

NL94AM1: Group of Fluorite crystals with a very sharp cubic habit, with polycrystalline growths on the crystal faces, on matrix. Transparent, very shiny, with uniform and vivid blue color.
La Viesca Mine, La Collada mining area, Huergo, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain

Specimen size: 17.8 × 11.4 × 11.8 cm = 7.01” × 4.49” × 4.65”

Main crystal size: 2.4 × 2 cm = 0.94” × 0.79”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



Fluorite. Front
Front
Fluorite. Rear
Rear
Fluorite.
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PORTUGAL

Pyrite with Calcite and Muscovite
Pyrite with Calcite and Muscovite. Pyrite with Calcite and Muscovite.
 

EN86AM1: Spheroidal polycrystalline growths of Pyrite with cubic crystal habit, very lustrous and with brass-colored reflections. On matrix, with white lenticular Calcite crystal coatings and leafy Muscovite aggregates.
Minas da Panasqueira, Aldeia de São Francisco de Assis, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Cova da Beira, Centro  Portugal

Specimen size: 6 × 5.4 × 3.2 cm = 2.36” × 2.13” × 1.26”

Calcite minor fluorescence long & short UV



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Fluorapatite with Pyrite and Siderite
 

EV91AM1: Group of Fluorapatite crystals with a thick tabular to short prismatic habit, translucent, with an intense green color with geometric color zoning, on matrix. With lenticular crystals of Siderite and small crystals of Pyrite. The specimen comes from a recent find in Panasqueira.
Minas da Panasqueira, level 1, Aldeia de São Francisco de Assis, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Cova da Beira, Centro  Portugal (07-08/2020)

Specimen size: 8.7 × 8.2 × 4.9 cm = 3.43” × 3.23” × 1.93”

Main crystal size: 5.6 × 4.2 cm = 2.20” × 1.65”

Fluorescent long & short UV



Fluorapatite with Pyrite and Siderite. Fluorapatite with Pyrite and Siderite.
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FRANCE

Azurite
Azurite. Side
Side
Azurite. Front
Front
Azurite. Rear
Rear
Azurite  

EP93AM1: Group of very sharp Azurite crystals with a lenticular habit, with fine polycrystalline growths, very well defined faces and edges and more vivid color, transparency and luster than usual in Chessy specimens.
The specimen, from the type locality for the species, comes from the Alain Martaud collection whose label we will send to the buyer. This high-quality specimen is from a find from 1820.
Chessy-les-Mines, Les Bois d'Oingt, Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (±1820)

Specimen size: 4.7 × 2.6 × 2.8 cm = 1.85” × 1.02” × 1.10”

Main crystal size: 3 × 1.6 cm = 1.18” × 0.63”

Type locality

Former collection of Alain Martaud



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Fluorite with Quartz
 

EE96AM1: Druse of sharp Fluorite crystals, translucent, with good luster and a pale green color, on matrix. The specimen comes from a local find that produced very few well-crystallized specimens.
Montagnes des Coltes, Urbeis, Sélestat, Sélestat-Erstein, Bas-Rhin, Grand Est  France (2018)

Specimen size: 8.3 × 4.1 × 3.4 cm = 3.27” × 1.61” × 1.34”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 1.8 cm = 0.87” × 0.71”

Fluorescent long & short UV



Fluorite with Quartz.
Order
Fluorite
Fluorite. Front
Front
 

EC97AM1: Group of sharp crystals of Fluorite, translucent and pale green in color. The specimen comes from a local find that produced very few well-crystallized specimens.
Montagnes des Coltes, Urbeis, Sélestat, Sélestat-Erstein, Bas-Rhin, Grand Est  France (2018)

Specimen size: 11.1 × 8.4 × 5.6 cm = 4.37” × 3.31” × 2.20”

Main crystal size: 5 × 4.5 cm = 1.97” × 1.77”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



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EUROPE (excl. Spain, Portugal and France)

Fluorite
 

NV50AM1: Druse on matrix of very sharp Fluorite crystals, translucent, with good luster and a honey color with intense yellow reflections. This specimen comes from one of the great classical German localities for the species.
From the José Navarrete collection.
Johannesschacht Mine, Wölsendorf, Schwarzach bei Nabburg, Wölsendorf West District, Upper Palatinate/Oberpfalz, Bavaria/Bayern  Germany

Specimen size: 20.5 × 13.5 × 7 cm = 8.07” × 5.31” × 2.76”

Main crystal size: 3.9 × 1.7 cm = 1.54” × 0.67”

Minor fluorescence short UV



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

NV56AM1: Large group of very sharp tabular Baryte crystals, translucent, lustrous, blue in color with areas of a slightly paler color. On matrix with small rhombohedral Dolomite crystals. An excellent English classic.
Frizington, West Cumberland Iron Field, former Cumberland, Cumbria  England / United Kingdom

Specimen size: 17 × 13.5 × 7.5 cm = 6.69” × 5.31” × 2.95”

Main crystal size: 13.8 × 5.7 cm = 5.43” × 2.24”




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Turkey

Cr-bearing Clinochlore (variety kämmererite)
 

EM86AM1: Druse on matrix of twinned crystals of Chromium-bearing Clinochlore (variety kämmererite)
They have a bipyramidal habit, translucent, with good luster and an intense deep mauve color. A classic of Turkish mineralogy.
Kop Krom Mine, Kop Daglari, Erzurum Province, Eastern Anatolia Region  Turkey

Specimen size: 4 × 3.7 × 2.2 cm = 1.57” × 1.46” × 0.87”

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




Cr-bearing Clinochlore (variety kämmererite). Cr-bearing Clinochlore (variety kämmererite).
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Cr-bearing Clinochlore (variety kämmererite)
Cr-bearing Clinochlore (variety kämmererite). Cr-bearing Clinochlore (variety kämmererite).
 

ER86AM1: Druse on matrix of twinned crystals of Chromium-bearing Clinochlore (variety kämmererite)
They have a bipyramidal habit, translucent, with good luster and an intense deep mauve color. A classic of Turkish mineralogy.
Kop Krom Mine, Kop Daglari, Erzurum Province, Eastern Anatolia Region  Turkey

Specimen size: 7.4 × 3.7 × 2.1 cm = 2.91” × 1.46” × 0.83”

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




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Cr-bearing Clinochlore (variety kämmererite)
 

EV26AM1: Druse on matrix of twinned crystals of Chromium-bearing Clinochlore (variety kämmererite)
They have a bipyramidal habit, translucent, with good luster and an intense deep mauve color. A classic of Turkish mineralogy.
Kop Krom Mine, Kop Daglari, Erzurum Province, Eastern Anatolia Region  Turkey

Specimen size: 8 × 6.8 × 3.1 cm = 3.15” × 2.68” × 1.22”

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




Cr-bearing Clinochlore (variety kämmererite). Cr-bearing Clinochlore (variety kämmererite).
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Cr-bearing Clinochlore (variety kämmererite)
Cr-bearing Clinochlore (variety kämmererite). Front
Front
Cr-bearing Clinochlore (variety kämmererite). Side
Side
Cr-bearing Clinochlore (variety kämmererite).
 

EP27AM1: Druse on matrix of twinned crystals of Chromium-bearing Clinochlore (variety kämmererite)
They have a bipyramidal habit, translucent, with good luster and an intense deep mauve color. A classic of Turkish mineralogy.
Kop Krom Mine, Kop Daglari, Erzurum Province, Eastern Anatolia Region  Turkey

Specimen size: 7.2 × 4.3 × 1.9 cm = 2.83” × 1.69” × 0.75”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.3 cm = 0.31” × 0.12”




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Twinned Diaspore
 

ET29AM1: Two flattened and doubly terminated crystals of Diaspore that form a markedly angular twin, with polycrystalline terminations and fine striations on the prism faces. The two crystals are transparent to translucent, lustrous, and greenish-yellow in color.
Ilbir Mountain, Pinarcik, Milâs District, Muğla Province, Aegean Region  Turkey (2020)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 3.4 × 2 cm = 2.52” × 1.34” × 0.79”




Twinned Diaspore. Front
Front
Twinned Diaspore. Rear
Rear
Twinned Diaspore. Side
Side
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FSU

Fluorite with Quartz
Fluorite with Quartz. Front
Front
Fluorite with Quartz. Rear
Rear
 

DD57AM1: Group of Fluorite crystals with clearly dominant dodecahedron forms and with cube faces. Transparent, lustrous, colorless, on matrix, with Quartz crystals. A classic from Dalnegorsk.
Nikolaevski Mine, Dalnegorsk, Dalnegorsk Urban District, Primorsky Krai, Far-Eastern Region  Russia (07/2003)

Specimen size: 5.1 × 4.7 × 4.4 cm = 2.01” × 1.85” × 1.73”

Main crystal size: 3.7 × 3.4 cm = 1.46” × 1.34”




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