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Barcelona  Spain ( -> 1978)







USA

Wavellite
 

HK12AM2: Multiple layers of Wavellite crystals finished in spheres, also of Wavellite. The luster, color, and overall quality are higher than usual for this deposit. The specimen comes from an old find, at least three decades old.
Dug Hill, Avant, Garland County, Arkansas  USA

Specimen size: 7.1 × 6.8 × 5.7 cm = 2.80” × 2.68” × 2.24”


€70 / US$82 / JPY8680 / AUD$113

Wavellite. Wavellite.
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Microcline (variety amazonite white cap)
Microcline (variety amazonite white cap). Front
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Microcline (variety amazonite white cap). Top
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Microcline (variety amazonite white cap)  

EM27AM2: Parallel growth of two Microcline crystals (amazonite variety) with very well defined faces and edges and selective green and white coloration, known to mineral collectors as “white cap” microcline. From the most classic locality for amazonite.
The specimen is from the Moutet collection in Marseille. We will send the buyer, together with the specimen, a label from the prestigious Deyrolle house in Paris where Moutet bought the specimen many years ago.
Crystal Peak area, Teller County, Colorado  USA

Specimen size: 6.2 × 5.2 × 5.4 cm = 2.44” × 2.05” × 2.13”

Main crystal size: 5 × 4 cm = 1.97” × 1.57”

Minor fluorescence short UV



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Copper
 

DF96AM2: Very aerial dendritic growth of Copper, with remnants of Quartz matrix and flat surfaces that correspond to casts of Quartz crystals that have disappeared.
The specimen is from the Lluís Daunis collection.
Caledonia Mine, Mass City, Ontonagon County, Michigan  USA

Specimen size: 13.2 × 7.4 × 3.5 cm = 5.20” × 2.91” × 1.38”

Former collection of Lluís Daunis



Copper. Front
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MEXICO - CANADA

Lazulite with Quartz
Lazulite with Quartz. Lazulite with Quartz.
 

GZ26AM2: Druse of twinned Lazulite crystals with very well defined faces and edges, translucent, lustrous, with an intense color and with small water-clear Quartz crystals and rhombohedral Siderite microcrystals.
The specimen comes from the Pedro Goy collection, whose very detailed catalogue entry we will send to the buyer.
Dawson Mining District, Yukon Territory  Canada (±1981)

Specimen size: 7.4 × 3.6 × 0.9 cm = 2.91” × 1.42” × 0.35”

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

Former collection of Pedro Goy



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SPANISH FLUORITE

Fluorite with Calcite
 

NB89AM2: Aggregate of cubic Fluorite crystals, distinctly beveled by dodecahedron faces, very transparent, with good luster and a pale lilac color, on a matrix of scalenohedral Calcite crystals.
Llamas Quarry, Obdulia vein, Caravia mining area, Las Cabañas, Duyos, Caravia, Comarca Oriente, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain

Specimen size: 12.8 × 10 × 6.4 cm = 5.04” × 3.94” × 2.52”

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




Fluorite with Calcite. Front
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Fluorite with Calcite. Side
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Fluorite with Calcite. Fluorite with Calcite.
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PORTUGAL

Corkite with Plumbogummite
Corkite with Plumbogummite. Corkite with Plumbogummite.
 

ME12AM2: Coatings of very sharp and lustrous microcrystals of Corkite, a rare sulfate-phosphate of lead and iron, of olive-green color, implanted on greyish green plumbogummite that is somewhat lighter than the Corkite, on a Goethite - limonite matrix.
Serra da Mina Mine, Cercal, Santiago do Cacém, Setúbal District  Portugal (2016-2017)

Specimen size: 9.3 × 3.9 × 4.1 cm = 3.66” × 1.54” × 1.61”

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




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FRANCE

Opal-CT (variety lussatite) after fossil (Helix ramondi)
 

EF89AM2: Gastropod (Helix ramondi) fossilized in translucent Opal-CT (variety lussatite), with a pearly luster and colors ranging from white to sky blue. No reconstruction or repairs of any kind. This French classic is very good quality for the locality.
Les Rois Mine, Mur-sur-Allier, Pont-du-Château, Clermont-Ferrand, Puy-de-Dôme Department, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France

Specimen size: 2.6 × 2.1 × 1.9 cm = 1.02” × 0.83” × 0.75”

Fluorescent long & short UV



Opal-CT (variety lussatite) after fossil (Helix ramondi). Front
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Opal-CT (variety lussatite) after fossil (Helix ramondi). Rear
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Fluorite with Pyromorphite and Baryte
Fluorite with Pyromorphite and Baryte. Fluorite with Pyromorphite and Baryte.
 

ER56AM2: Sharp transparent Fluorite crystals, very rich in white inclusions, with thin platy Baryte crystals and partially covered by small greenish yellow crystals of Pyromorphite. From a classic French mine.


Chaillac Mine, Rossignol vein, Chaillac, Le Blanc, Indre, Centre-Val de Loire  France

Specimen size: 4.8 × 4.1 × 2.1 cm = 1.89” × 1.61” × 0.83”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.8 cm = 0.39” × 0.31”

Fluorescent long & short UV



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EUROPE (excl. Spain, Portugal and France)

Fluorapophyllite-(K) with Calcite
 

HZ10AM2: Druse on matrix of small elongated transparent crystals of Fluorapophyllite-(K), extraordinarily lustrous and with an intense and uniform yellow color, together with white Calcite crystals, on matrix. The specimen comes from an extraordinary find in 1965 from which a limited number of specimens were obtained.
Korsnäs Lead Mine, Korsnäs, Vaasa municipality, Ostrobothnia  Finland (1965)

Specimen size: 3.3 × 2.6 × 1.6 cm = 1.30” × 1.02” × 0.63”

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




Fluorapophyllite-(K) with Calcite.
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Fluorapophyllite-(K) with Harmotome and Calcite
Fluorapophyllite-(K) with Harmotome and Calcite.
 

HT11AM2: Druse, on matrix, of small elongated crystals of Fluorapophyllite-(K), transparent, with an extraordinarily good luster and an intense and uniform yellow color, associated with white Calcite crystals and small twins of Harmotome. The specimen comes from an extraordinary find in 1965 from which a limited number of specimens were obtained.
Korsnäs Lead Mine, Korsnäs, Vaasa municipality, Ostrobothnia  Finland (1965)

Specimen size: 7.4 × 3 × 1 cm = 2.91” × 1.18” × 0.39”

Main crystal size: 0.3 × 0.1 cm = 0.12” × 0.04”




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Fluorapophyllite-(K) with Harmotome and Calcite

Recorded under LED light
 

HF88AM2: Crusts on matrix of small elongated crystals of Fluorapophyllite-(K), transparent, extraordinarily bright and with an intense and uniform yellow color. With white crystals of Calcite and twinned crystals of greyish white Harmotome. The specimen comes from an extraordinary find in 1965 from which only a limited number of pieces were obtained.
Korsnäs Lead Mine, Korsnäs, Vaasa municipality, Ostrobothnia  Finland (1965)

Specimen size: 10.6 × 9.3 × 5.9 cm = 4.17” × 3.66” × 2.32”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.2 cm = 0.24” × 0.08”




Fluorapophyllite-(K) with Harmotome and Calcite. Fluorapophyllite-(K) with Harmotome and Calcite.
Fluorapophyllite-(K) with Harmotome and Calcite. Fluorapophyllite-(K) with Harmotome and Calcite.
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Fluorapophyllite-(K) with Harmotome
Fluorapophyllite-(K) with Harmotome. Fluorapophyllite-(K) with Harmotome.
Fluorapophyllite-(K) with Harmotome.
 

HG49AM2: Crusts of small elongated crystals of Fluorapophyllite-(K), transparent, with an extraordinarily bright luster and an intense and uniform yellow color. With twinned crystals of greyish white Harmotome. The specimen comes from an extraordinary find in 1965 from which only a limited number of pieces were obtained.
Korsnäs Lead Mine, Korsnäs, Vaasa municipality, Ostrobothnia  Finland (1965)

Specimen size: 11.7 × 11 × 5.2 cm = 4.61” × 4.33” × 2.05”

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




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Turkey

Diaspore
 

EL26AM2: Two crystals of Diaspore, one of them clearly dominant, with good terminal faces and recrystallization forms. The crystals are transparent, very lustrous, and have an intense and uniform greenish yellow color.
Ilbir Mountain, Pinarcik, Milâs District, Muğla Province, Aegean Region  Turkey (2020)

Specimen size: 7 × 4.1 × 3.1 cm = 2.76” × 1.61” × 1.22”




Diaspore. Front
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