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SPANISH FLUORITE

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

NR6AM1: Group of Fluorite crystals, one of them clearly dominant and very aerial, with a cubic habit finely beveled by the dodecahedron, completely transparent, very shiny, with a pale lilac color, on a matrix of white Quartz crystals. A high quality miniature.
Llamas Quarry, Obdulia vein, Caravia mining area, Las Cabañas, Duyos, Caravia, Comarca Oriente, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain

Specimen size: 1.6 × 1.5 × 1 cm = 0.63” × 0.59” × 0.39”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.9 cm = 0.47” × 0.35”




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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”




Fluorite with Calcite and Quartz. Fluorite with Calcite and Quartz.
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Fluorite with Quartz
Fluorite with Quartz. Front
Front
Fluorite with Quartz. Rear
Rear
Fluorite with Quartz. Fluorite with Quartz.
 

NG99AM1: Fluorite crystals, one of them clearly dominant and very aerial, with a cubic habit clearly beveled by the dodecahedron, completely transparent, very lustrous, with a pale lilac color, on matrix with white Quartz crystals.
Llamas Quarry, Obdulia vein, Caravia mining area, Las Cabañas, Duyos, Caravia, Comarca Oriente, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain

Specimen size: 5.8 × 4.6 × 4.6 cm = 2.28” × 1.81” × 1.81”

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




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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 with Quartz

Recorded under LED light
 

NT90AM1: Very aerial Fluorite crystals with a cubic habit beveled by dodecahedron faces, transparent, brilliant, and with an intense and vivid bluish lilac color. On matrix, with white Quartz crystals. An excellent high quality Spanish classic, of great quality.
Llamas Quarry, Obdulia vein, Caravia mining area, Las Cabañas, Duyos, Caravia, Comarca Oriente, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain

Specimen size: 11.8 × 6.2 × 5.3 cm = 4.65” × 2.44” × 2.09”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 1.2 cm = 0.98” × 0.47”




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

EX27AM1: Very sharp Fluorite crystals, transparent, very shiny, with an intense and vivid violet color, geometric color zoning, on a matrix of white lamellar Baryte crystals. A high quality Spanish classic.
The specimen is from the prestigious Fluorite collection of Pierre-Marie Guy.
Berbes mining area, Berbes, Ribadesella, Comarca Oriente, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain

Specimen size: 4.1 × 4 × 3.6  cm = 1.61” × 1.57” × 1.42”

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

Former collection of Pierre-Marie Guy



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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

Antimony
Antimony.
Antimony  

CC14AM1: Antimony crystalline aggregate, with brilliant geometric cleavage surfaces, on matrix with antimony oxides.
An excellent miniature, a classic of French historical mineralogy, which comes from the Carles Curto collection, whose label and catalogue entry we will send to the buyer.
Les Chalanches Mine, Allemond (Allemont), Oisans-Romanche, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France

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

Former collection of Carles Curto



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Quartz (variety smoky)
Quartz (variety smoky)  

CB12AM1: Quartz crystal (smoky variety) clearly right-handed, with very clear faces and edges. Extraordinarily transparent and shiny, with a deep and intense color.
A French alpine classic that comes from the Carles Curto collection, whose label and catalogue entry we will send to the buyer.
Mont Blanc Massif, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (±1977)

Specimen size: 5.5 × 2.7 × 2.6 cm = 2.17” × 1.06” × 1.02”

Former collection of Carles Curto



Quartz (variety smoky). Front
Front
Quartz (variety smoky). Rear
Rear
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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.
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Fluorite with Quartz
Fluorite with Quartz.
 

ED17AM1: Group of sharp Fluorite crystals, translucent, with a pale green color, on matrix with white Quartz crystals. 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: 9.3 × 7.2 × 4 cm = 3.66” × 2.83” × 1.57”

Main crystal size: 4.3 × 3.7 cm = 1.69” × 1.46”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



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Fluorite
 

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



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

EM90AM1: Floater cubic crystal of Fluorite with finely polycrystalline forms, transparent, lustrous, with a very deep and vivid blue color. Partially covered by Quartz which in some areas is also included within Fluorite.
The specimen is from the prestigious Fluorite collection of Pierre-Marie Guy.
Le Beix Mine, Saint-Germain-près-Herment, Herment, Clermont-Ferrand, Puy-de-Dôme Department, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France

Specimen size: 4.5 × 4.5 × 4 cm = 1.77” × 1.77” × 1.57”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Pierre-Marie Guy



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EUROPE (excl. Spain, Portugal and France)

Strontianite with Magnesite
Strontianite with  Magnesite  

SB67AM1: Parallel growths of Strontianite crystals with a short prismatic habit, some of them doubly terminated, between transparent and translucent, and lustrous. On matrix, with rhombohedral Magnesite crystals. An Austrian classic.
The specimen, which had been in the collection of the Museum of the School of Mines in Paris, passed by exchange to the collection of Francesco S. Stoppani (record 1088), whose label we will send to the buyer and which shows the date of the exchange (1976). As with many of the specimens in the aforementioned collection, this one is of good quality for the locality.
Oberdorf an der Laming, Laming valley, Bruck an der Mur, Styria/Steiermark  Austria

Specimen size: 6 × 4.9 × 4.2 cm = 2.36” × 1.93” × 1.65”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.5 cm = 0.28” × 0.20”

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani



Strontianite with  Magnesite. Strontianite with  Magnesite.
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Calcite
Calcite. Front
Front
Calcite. Side
Side
Calcite.
 

EL47AM1: Aggregates on matrix, between spheroidal and botryoidal, of Calcite with an intense greasy luster and yellow color, with slightly greenish tones. An Italian classic with a very unusual habit for Calcite and in this case with a higher quality than usual.
Campomorto Quarry, Pietra Massa, Montalto di Castro, Viterbo, Lazio  Italy

Specimen size: 11.5 × 9 × 8.2 cm = 4.53” × 3.54” × 3.23”

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




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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). Cr-bearing Clinochlore (variety kämmererite).
 

EQ46AM1: 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: 6.2 × 6 × 2.1 cm = 2.44” × 2.36” × 0.83”

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




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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”




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

ET47AM1: 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: 6.8 × 5.1 × 4 cm = 2.68” × 2.01” × 1.57”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.6 cm = 0.31” × 0.24”




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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
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Twinned Diaspore. Rear
Rear
Twinned Diaspore. 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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