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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

 

 

Chronicle of the 2020
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USA

Wavellite
 

HD9AM2: 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: 4.4 × 4.2 × 2.5 cm = 1.73” × 1.65” × 0.98”




Wavellite.
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Wavellite
Wavellite.
 

HB11AM2: 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: 2.1 × 2 × 1.1 cm = 0.83” × 0.79” × 0.43”




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Wavellite
 

HC9AM2: 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: 2.8 × 2 × 1.9 cm = 1.10” × 0.79” × 0.75”




Wavellite.
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Wavellite
Wavellite. Wavellite.
 

HF11AM2: 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: 5.4 × 4.4 × 2.3 cm = 2.13” × 1.73” × 0.91”




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Wavellite
 

HG12AM2: 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: 4.9 × 3.4 × 2.2 cm = 1.93” × 1.34” × 0.87”




Wavellite. Wavellite.
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Wavellite
Wavellite. Wavellite.
 

HH96AM2: 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: 3.9 × 3.2 × 2.7 cm = 1.54” × 1.26” × 1.06”




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Wavellite
 

HJ10AM2: 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: 6 × 4.9 × 3.4 cm = 2.36” × 1.93” × 1.34”




Wavellite. Wavellite.
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Wavellite
Wavellite. 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”




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Wavellite
 

HL14AM2: 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: 8.5 × 6.3 × 5.2 cm = 3.35” × 2.48” × 2.05”




Wavellite. Wavellite.
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Wavellite
Wavellite. Wavellite.

Recorded under neon light
 

HM87AM2: 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: 8.9 × 8.2 × 5.1 cm = 3.50” × 3.23” × 2.01”




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Wavellite
 

HL48AM2: 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: 9.4 × 8.6 × 6.8 cm = 3.70” × 3.39” × 2.68”




Wavellite. Wavellite.
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Baryte (variety baryte rose)
Baryte (variety baryte rose). Front
Front
Baryte (variety baryte rose). Rear
Rear
 

HF86AM2: Complete floater group of tabular Baryte crystals with sand inclusions (variety baryte rose). An excellent USA classic of which nowadays you don't see many good specimens.
Slaughterville, Cleveland County, Oklahoma  USA

Specimen size: 8.5 × 8.4 × 5.8 cm = 3.35” × 3.31” × 2.28”

Main crystal size: 5.2 × 4.8 cm = 2.05” × 1.89”




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Microcline (variety amazonite white cap)
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



Microcline (variety amazonite white cap). Front
Front
Microcline (variety amazonite white cap). Top
Top
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Copper
Copper. Front
Front
Copper. Rear
Rear
 

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



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MEXICO - CANADA

Wulfenite
 

EF86AM2: Group of very sharp tabular Wulfenite crystals on a limonite matrix. Crystals are transparent, with good luster and an intense orange color, with geometric color zoning very evident on the edges.
Erupción Mine (Ahumada Mine), Los Lamentos Mountain Range, Municipio Ahumada, Chihuahua  Mexico

Specimen size: 4.4 × 3.5 × 2.7 cm = 1.73” × 1.38” × 1.06”

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




Wulfenite. Wulfenite.
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Sphalerite with Galena and Fluorite
Sphalerite with Galena and Fluorite. Front
Front
Sphalerite with Galena and Fluorite. Rear
Rear

Recorded under neon light
 

EA47AM2: Very aerial group of twinned Sphalerite crystals (variety marmatite) with distinct polycrystalline growths, and very bright luster, on matrix. Associated with cubo-octahedral Galena crystals and complex transparent and lustrous Fluorite crystals.
Naica Mine, Naica, Municipio Saucillo, Chihuahua  Mexico

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

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




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Gold with Quartz
 

DC27AM2: Spongy growths of leafy Gold crystals, extraordinarily brilliant and on a snow-white Quartz matrix. A fine miniature, from a well-known Canadian mine, but one from which few collections have significant specimens.
This particular specimen comes from the Daunis collection and is accompanied by an old Joan Montal label.
O'Brien Mine, Rouyn-Noranda TE, Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Québec  Canada

Specimen size: 1.5 × 1.1 × 0.4 cm = 0.59” × 0.43” × 0.16”

Former collection of Lluís Daunis



Gold with Quartz.
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Wardite with Childrenite
Wardite with Childrenite. Front
Front
Wardite with Childrenite. Rear
Rear
 

MA14AM2: Very sharp dipyramidal Wardite crystal, of considerable size for the species, with very well defined faces and edges, translucent, lustrous, with a very pale green color and with brown inclusions of Childrenite.
Stoneman Mountain, Rapid Creek, Dawson mining district, Yukon Territory  Canada (07/1995)

Specimen size: 2.4 × 1.8 × 1.7 cm = 0.94” × 0.71” × 0.67”

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




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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



Lazulite with Quartz. Lazulite with Quartz.
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Diopside with Fluorapatite and Calcite
Diopside with Fluorapatite and Calcite. Diopside with Fluorapatite and Calcite.
 

GR27AM2: Elongated Diopside crystals, one of them very aerial and clearly dominant. Lustrous, with very dark tones, on matrix with Calcite crystals and pinkish Fluorapatite crystals.
The specimen comes from the Pedro Goy collection, whose very detailed catalogue entry we will send to the buyer.
Yates Mine, Otter Lake, Pontiac RCM, Outaouais, Québec  Canada

Specimen size: 7 × 6 × 3.6 cm = 2.76” × 2.36” × 1.42”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 1.5 cm = 0.87” × 0.59”

Fluorapatite minor fluorescence short UV

Former collection of Pedro Goy



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SPAIN

Quartz after Aragonite with Quartz
 

NB87AM2: Group of very aerial crystals on a matrix of Quartz pseudomorphs after Aragonite, an unusual replacement and, in this case, also very aesthetic. The crystals, with recognizable crystal shapes are translucent and white in color.
Los Pajaritos-Cabezo de Don Juan Ravine, Llano del Beal, Cartagena, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain

Specimen size: 10.3 × 9.5 × 5.5 cm = 4.06” × 3.74” × 2.17”

Main crystal size: 3 × 0.9 cm = 1.18” × 0.35”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



Quartz after Aragonite with Quartz. Quartz after Aragonite with Quartz.
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Goethite
Goethite. Goethite.
 

GR37AM2: Botryoidal Goethite growths with very fine surfaces, very shiny and dense black in color. The specimen, from one of the great classical Spanish iron ore deposits, comes from the Pedro Goy collection, whose very detailed catalogue entry will be sent to the buyer.
La Arboleda Mines, La Arboleda (Zugaztieta), Valle de Trápaga/Trapagaran, Comarca Gran Bilbao, Bizkaia / Vizcaya, Euskadi  Spain

Specimen size: 12 × 10.4 × 6.3 cm = 4.72” × 4.09” × 2.48”

Former collection of Pedro Goy



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SPANISH FLUORITE

Fluorite with Quartz
 

EM66AM2: Aerial Fluorite crystals, very sharp, translucent, with an intense violet color with geometric color zoning on the edges. On matrix, with Quartz crystals. The specimen comes from the El Vallín cut, incidentally opened in 2002 and currently fully covered.
El Vallín cut (La Curva - Carrales), Obdulia vein, Caravia mining area, Valle, Los Pozos, Carrales, Caravia, Comarca Oriente, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (2002)

Specimen size: 9.3 × 4.5 × 2.3 cm = 3.66” × 1.77” × 0.91”

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




Fluorite with Quartz. Fluorite with Quartz.
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Fluorite with Calcite
Fluorite with Calcite. Front
Front
Fluorite with Calcite. Side
Side
Fluorite with Calcite. 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”




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PORTUGAL

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”




Corkite with Plumbogummite. Corkite with Plumbogummite.
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FRANCE

Opal-CT (variety lussatite) after fossil (Helix ramondi)
Opal-CT (variety lussatite) after fossil (Helix ramondi). Front
Front
Opal-CT (variety lussatite) after fossil (Helix ramondi). Rear
Rear
 

EN27AM2: 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 District, Puy-de-Dôme Department, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France

Specimen size: 1.3 × 1.1 × 1 cm = 0.51” × 0.43” × 0.39”

Fluorescent long & short UV



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

EP27AM2: 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 District, Puy-de-Dôme Department, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France

Specimen size: 1.4 × 1.1 × 1 cm = 0.55” × 0.43” × 0.39”

Fluorescent long & short UV



Opal-CT (variety lussatite) after fossil (Helix ramondi). Front
Front
Opal-CT (variety lussatite) after fossil (Helix ramondi). Rear
Rear
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Opal-CT (variety lussatite) after fossil (Helix ramondi)
Opal-CT (variety lussatite) after fossil (Helix ramondi). Front
Front
Opal-CT (variety lussatite) after fossil (Helix ramondi). Rear
Rear
 

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 District, 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



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Malachite after Cuprite with Azurite
 

EV90AM2: Octahedral Malachite pseudomorph after a Cuprite crystal, with shallow hopper faces and implanted in a floater group of small Azurite crystals. A French classic.
Chessy-les-Mines, Les Bois d'Oingt, Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France

Specimen size: 3.2 × 2.2 × 2.4 cm = 1.26” × 0.87” × 0.94”

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

Type locality



Malachite after Cuprite with Azurite. Front
Front
Malachite after Cuprite with Azurite. Side
Side
Malachite after Cuprite with Azurite.
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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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Quartz after Fluorite
 

EB66AM2: Very aerial Quartz on matrix, which has completely replaced a cubic Fluorite crystal. The replacement of Fluorite by Quartz, which is not just a coating, is evident in the smaller crystals on this specimen.
Aurouze, Mazerat-Aurouze, Brioude, Haute-Loire, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France

Specimen size: 5.2 × 4.6 × 2.4 cm = 2.05” × 1.81” × 0.94”

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




Quartz after Fluorite. Quartz after Fluorite.
Quartz after Fluorite.
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Fluorite with Quartz after Fluorite
Fluorite with Quartz after Fluorite. Fluorite with Quartz after Fluorite.
 

EX27AM2: Very sharp Fluorite crystals, transparent, shiny, yellow in color and rich in inclusions. On matrix with coatings of white Quartz microcrystals and relict forms of disappeared cubic Fluorite crystals.
The specimen is from the prestigious Pierre-Marie Guy fluorite collection.
Langeac, Brioude, Haute-Loire, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (1975-1976)

Specimen size: 5.5 × 5.3 × 4 cm = 2.17” × 2.09” × 1.57”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1.3 cm = 0.59” × 0.51”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Pierre-Marie Guy



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Fluorite with Quartz
 

EA96AM2: Group of transparent Fluorite crystals, with very bright luster, and an intense and vivid blue color typical of the best specimens from this mine, on a matrix of white Quartz crystals. A French classic.
The specimen is from the prestigious Pierre-Marie Guy fluorite collection.
Le Burc Mine, Alban-Le Fraysse area, Tarn, Occitanie  France (±1980)

Specimen size: 9 × 5 × 4.4 cm = 3.54” × 1.97” × 1.73”

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

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Pierre-Marie Guy



Fluorite with Quartz. Fluorite with Quartz.
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EUROPE (excl. Spain, Portugal and France)

Fluorapophyllite-(K)
Fluorapophyllite-(K). Front
Front
Fluorapophyllite-(K). Rear
Rear
 

HB10AM2: Druse on matrix of small elongated crystals of Fluorapophyllite-(K), transparent, extraordinarily lustrous and with an intense and uniform yellow color. 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: 3.4 × 2 × 1.6 cm = 1.34” × 0.79” × 0.63”

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




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Fluorapophyllite-(K)
 

HR10AM2: Druse on matrix of small elongated crystals of Fluorapophyllite-(K), transparent, extraordinarily lustrous and with an intense and uniform yellow color. 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: 3.4 × 2.2 × 1.1 cm = 1.34” × 0.87” × 0.43”

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




Fluorapophyllite-(K). Front
Front
Fluorapophyllite-(K). Rear
Rear
Fluorapophyllite-(K).
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Fluorapophyllite-(K) with Calcite
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”




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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 crystals 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”




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

Recorded under neon 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 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”




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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 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”




Fluorapophyllite-(K) with Harmotome. Fluorapophyllite-(K) with Harmotome.
Fluorapophyllite-(K) with Harmotome.
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Fluorapophyllite-(K) with Harmotome, Calcite and Pyrite
Fluorapophyllite-(K) with Harmotome, Calcite and Pyrite. Front
Front
Fluorapophyllite-(K) with Harmotome, Calcite and Pyrite. Side
Side
Fluorapophyllite-(K) with Harmotome, Calcite and Pyrite. Top
Top
Fluorapophyllite-(K) with Harmotome, Calcite and Pyrite. Detail
Detail
 

HF99AM2: Small elongated crystals of Fluorapophyllite-(K), transparent, with an extraordinarily bright luster, and an intense and uniform yellow color, encrusting matrix. Associated with complex crystals of Calcite, greyish white Harmotome, and very sharp cubes of Pyrite. The specimen comes from an extraordinary find in 1965 from which only a limited number of specimens were obtained.
Korsnäs Lead Mine, Korsnäs, Vaasa municipality, Ostrobothnia  Finland (1965)

Specimen size: 10.4 × 7.4 × 7.3 cm = 4.09” × 2.91” × 2.87”

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




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Sulphur with Calcite
 

DT66AM2: Very aerial group of Sulphur crystals with well defined faces and edges, translucent, and with a small matrix of white scalenohedral Calcite microcrystals.
The specimen is from the Lluís Daunis collection.
Caltanissetta Province, Sicily  Italy

Specimen size: 6.1 × 3.9 × 2.5 cm = 2.40” × 1.54” × 0.98”

Main crystal size: 3 × 2 cm = 1.18” × 0.79”

Calcite extremely fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Lluís Daunis



Sulphur with Calcite. Sulphur with Calcite.
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Fluorite with Galena
Fluorite with Galena. Front
Front
Fluorite with Galena. Side
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FB46AM2: Group of very sharp Fluorite crystals, between transparent and translucent, with an intense green color and partially covered by cubo-octahedral Galena crystals.
The specimen comes from the Jan Buma collection (number 060802) whose catalogue entry we will send to the buyer.


Rogerley Mine, Frosterley, Weardale, North Pennines Orefield, County Durham  England / United Kingdom

Specimen size: 6.7 × 3.5 × 3.3 cm = 2.64” × 1.38” × 1.30”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 1 cm = 0.55” × 0.39”

Very fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Jan Buma. Number 060802



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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”




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