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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

Covellite with Quartz
Covellite with Quartz. Covellite with Quartz.
Covellite with Quartz  

MC51AM3: Aggregates of sharp lamellar Covellite crystals, with edges in an excellent state of preservation, with an intense and vivid metallic blue color, on matrix and with Quartz. High quality for the locality.
The specimen comes from the Ignacio Gaspar collection (number COV-2), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Summitville Mine, Summitville District, Rio Grande County, Colorado  USA

Specimen size: 5.2 × 4 × 3.5 cm = 2.05” × 1.57” × 1.38”

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar



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Chalcopyrite with Magnetite
 

AF11AM3: Group of disphenoidal crystals (pseudotetrahedral) of Chalcopyrite, with sharp crystal forms. On a Magnetite matrix with octahedral crystals of Magnetite.
French Creek Mines, St. Peters, Warwick Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania  USA

Specimen size: 4.4 × 3.2 × 2.3 cm = 1.73” × 1.26” × 0.91”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.7 cm = 0.47” × 0.28”




Chalcopyrite with Magnetite. Chalcopyrite with Magnetite.
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Gold (variety electrum)
Gold (variety electrum). Front
Front
Gold (variety electrum). Rear
Rear
 

TR16AM3: Very aerial group of lamellar Gold crystals (variety electrum), some of them with very well marked skeletal growths and a little matrix at the back. The specimen comes from a relatively recent find in a known gold zone.
Specimens from this find were analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
R.J. Roberts lode, Willow Creek District, Pershing County, Nevada  USA (2015)

Specimen size: 2.9 × 2.5 × 1 cm = 1.14” × 0.98” × 0.39”

With a copy of its analysis.

Weight: 3.8 grams



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MEXICO

Olivenite
 

TD88AM3: A novelty at Tucson 2020. Group of Olivenite crystals on matrix, one of them clearly dominant and very aerial and sharp, flattened, with very well defined faces and edges and perfect terminations. With good luster and a very deep olive-green color. As on so many other occasions in Milpillas, among the best for the species.
Milpillas Mine, level 992, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (11-12/2019)

Specimen size: 2.2 × 1.4 × 0.8 cm = 0.87” × 0.55” × 0.31”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.3 cm = 0.43” × 0.12”




Olivenite.
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Calcite
Calcite. Front
Front
Calcite. Top
Top
Calcite.
 

ET46AM3: Druse of sharp scalenohedral Calcite crystals with sharp crystal forms, lustrous, with very visible phantom growths rich in inclusions and with a second generation of Calcite crystals at the vertices of the scalenohedron. An elegant Mexican classic.
Santa Eulalia District, Municipio Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua  Mexico

Specimen size: 8.4 × 4.7 × 3.2 cm = 3.31” × 1.85” × 1.26”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1 cm = 0.59” × 0.39”




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PORTUGAL

Chalcopyrite with Arsenopyrite and Siderite

Recorded under LED light
 

MR27AM3: Group of large Chalcopyrite crystals with the typical curvatures seen in Panasqueira specimens, very aerial, lustrous, and on matrix. With sharp and lustrous Arsenopyrite crystals and small coatings of lenticular Siderite crystals. As a whole, it is a very high level piece both for its perfection and for the quality of the Chalcopyrite crystals, a species that in this mine does not usually yield very good specimens.
Minas da Panasqueira, Aldeia de São Francisco de Assis, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Cova da Beira, Centro  Portugal

Specimen size: 13.1 × 10.4 × 7.1 cm = 5.16” × 4.09” × 2.80”

Main crystal size: 5 × 3.3 cm = 1.97” × 1.30”




Chalcopyrite with Arsenopyrite and Siderite. Chalcopyrite with Arsenopyrite and Siderite.
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FRANCE

Azurite with Malachite after Cuprite
Azurite with Malachite after Cuprite. Front
Front
Azurite with Malachite after Cuprite. Top
Top
 

EK69AM3: Group of Azurite crystals with very sharp crystal forms and a very vivid color, with Malachite pseudomorphs after Cuprite crystals with the dominant forms of octahedron and dodecahedron. A French classic.
Chessy-les-Mines, Les Bois d'Oingt, Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France

Specimen size: 5.3 × 3.4 × 3.3 cm = 2.09” × 1.34” × 1.30”

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

Type locality



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Pyromorphite
 

ED29AM3: Pyromorphite crystal growths with a tapered habit and shiny hopper terminations with an intense grass-green color. We highlight the unusualness of the globular forms of the matrix. A French classic.
Des Farges Mine (Les Farges Mine), Ussel, Corrèze, Nouvelle-Aquitaine  France

Specimen size: 6.8 × 5.3 × 3.9 cm = 2.68” × 2.09” × 1.54”

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


€240 / US$291 / JPY30230 / AUD$386

Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.
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Baryte
Baryte. Baryte.
 

EF50AM3: Group of very sharp Baryte crystals, lustrous and with a snow-white color. On matrix, with small transparent, lustrous and sharp Sphalerite crystals. The matrix has been sawn at the base and reduced on the sides to give the piece a more appropriate size.
Les Malines Mining District, Saint-Laurent-le-Minier, Le Vigan, Gard, Occitanie  France

Specimen size: 11 × 9.4 × 6.6 cm = 4.33” × 3.70” × 2.60”

Minor fluorescence short UV



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EUROPE (excl. Spain, Portugal and France)

Sphalerite with Galena
 

EE67AM3: Druse of complex twinned Sphalerite crystals with sharp crystal forms, lustrous, and yellow in color. Transparent under strong light. On matrix, with cubo-octahedral Galena crystals. The back of the piece has been partially sawn.
Madan mining area, Rhodope Mountains, Smolyan Oblast  Bulgaria

Specimen size: 9.4 × 6.4 × 4 cm = 3.70” × 2.52” × 1.57”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1.1 cm = 0.59” × 0.43”




Sphalerite with Galena. Front
Front
Sphalerite with Galena. Light behind
Light behind
Sphalerite with Galena.
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Sulphur with Calcite
Sulphur with Calcite. Front
Front
Sulphur with Calcite. Rear
Rear
Sulphur with Calcite.

Recorded under LED light
 

HM87AM3: Sulphur crystals with a dipyramidal habit, very sharp crystal forms, and which retain, despite time, an excellent luster and color. On matrix with globular coatings of small Calcite crystals. A Sicilian classic from an old collection.
Caltanissetta Province, Sicily  Italy

Specimen size: 11.4 × 9.3 × 9.2 cm = 4.49” × 3.66” × 3.62”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 1.5 cm = 0.67” × 0.59”

Calcite minor fluorescence long & short UV



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Aragonite (variety cuprian)
Aragonite (variety cuprian)  

SM99AM3: Fine coralloid growths of Aragonite with stalactitic forms, pale blue due to the copper content. The specimen is from the Francesco S. Stoppani collection (number 0515), whose label we will send to the buyer together with other old labels from the Rosenkranz and N. Stotzel collections. As with many of the specimens in this collection, this one is of high quality for the locality, a classic of Italian mineralogy.
San Giovanni Mine, Punta della Torre, Iglesias, Sud Sardegna Province, Sardinia/Sardegna  Italy

Specimen size: 17.3 × 8.6 × 11 cm = 6.81” × 3.39” × 4.33”

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani



Aragonite (variety cuprian). Aragonite (variety cuprian).
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Quartz
Quartz. Quartz.

Recorded under LED light
 

MF29AM3: Druse of water-clear Quartz crystals with extraordinary sharpness and brilliance. From a well-referenced Swiss locality that has produced few such quality specimens.
Pizzo Meda, Ambri, Quinto, Leventina, Ticino (Tessin)  Switzerland

Specimen size: 16.2 × 7.8 × 10.3 cm = 6.38” × 3.07” × 4.06”

Main crystal size: 3 × 0.7 cm = 1.18” × 0.28”


€390 / US$474 / JPY49130 / AUD$628

Reservado
Gold with Quartz

Recorded under LED light
Gold with Quartz
 

MA48AM3: Group of lamellar Gold crystals with curvatures, extraordinarily shiny and on a snow-white Quartz matrix.
The specimen, of unusual quality for the locality, comes from the Ignacio Gaspar collection (number GOLD-64), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Sasar Mine, Baia Mare, Maramures  Romania (1950-1960)

Specimen size: 6 × 3.7 × 6 cm = 2.36” × 1.46” × 2.36”

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar



Gold with Quartz. Front
Front
Gold with Quartz. Side
Side
Gold with Quartz.
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MOROCCO

Quartz
Quartz. Quartz.
 

ER14AM3: Druse of Quartz crystals with very well defined faces and edges, translucent, lustrous, and with a very vivid color, with inclusions of red Hematite and very well defined phantom growths. A classic for this mine but with a more vivid color than usual.
Aouli, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 6.5 × 4.7 × 3 cm = 2.56” × 1.85” × 1.18”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.7 cm = 0.43” × 0.28”


€90 / US$109 / JPY11370 / AUD$147

Reservado
Calcite (variety kanonenspat) with Prehnite
 

EH26AM3: Group of Calcite crystals with a very sharp pseudohexagonal outline, some of them doubly terminated, completely covered by a second generation of small scalenohedral crystals. On matrix, with centered growths of acicular white Prehnite crystals.
Due to its genetic complexity the specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Jebel Masker, Imilchil area, Tounfit, Khénifra Province, Beni Mellal-Khenifra Region  Morocco (2019)

Specimen size: 8.8 × 6.4 × 7.1 cm = 3.46” × 2.52” × 2.80”

Main crystal size: 6.2 × 2.4 cm = 2.44” × 0.94”

With a copy of its analysis.



Calcite (variety kanonenspat) with Prehnite.
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Marcasite
Marcasite. Front
Front
Marcasite. Rear
Rear
 

EQ14AM3: Floater aggregate of small Marcasite crystals with the twin law known as "sperkise", very sharp, and with extraordinary luster. This specimen clearly preserves cavities with the geometric shapes of vanished crystals, probably Baryte.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2020)

Specimen size: 9.8 × 7.9 × 3.8 cm = 3.86” × 3.11” × 1.50”




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Vanadinite

Recorded under LED light
 

EL96AM3: From a 2019 discovery at a greater depth than usual in the Coud'a area. With polycrystalline groups and parallel growths of Vanadinite crystals with a thick tabular habit, on matrix, many of them doubly terminated and with hopper growths. Very lustrous and with a very vivid and uniform magenta-red color, less intense on the back. High quality.
Coud'a, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (04-05/2019)

Specimen size: 6.8 × 3.7 × 6.7 cm = 2.68” × 1.46” × 2.64”

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




Vanadinite. Front
Front
Vanadinite. Side
Side
Vanadinite. Vanadinite.
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Fluorite with Quartz and Pyrite
Fluorite with Quartz and Pyrite. Fluorite with Quartz and Pyrite.
 

ER50AM3: Druse of crystals with a cubic habit, transparent, with good luster and an intense and uniform green color. Partially covered by small Pyrite crystals and microcrystals of white Quartz. Ancient piece with a different appearance than what is found nowadays in this mine.
El Hamman, Meknès, Meknès Prefecture, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 19.3 × 15.8 × 4.1 cm = 7.60” × 6.22” × 1.61”

Main crystal size: 3.4 × 3 cm = 1.34” × 1.18”

Fluorescent long & short UV



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AFRICA (excl. Morocco)

Shigaite with Rhodochrosite
 

ER67AM3: Lamellar crystals of Shigaite, a rare manganese sulfate, with a sharp hexagonal outline, translucent, with very good luster and an intense red color with brown reflections, implanted on a rock matrix covered by brilliant Rhodochrosite crystals with an intense pink color.
N'Chwaning I Mine, N'Chwaning mining area, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field (KMF), Northern Cape Province  South Africa (±2006)

Specimen size: 5.4 × 2.2 × 2.7 cm = 2.13” × 0.87” × 1.06”

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

Rhodochrosite fluorescent long & short UV



Shigaite with Rhodochrosite. Shigaite with Rhodochrosite.
Shigaite with Rhodochrosite.
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ASIA (excl. China)

Zunyite with Hematite
Zunyite with Hematite. Front
Front
Zunyite with Hematite. Side
Side
Zunyite with Hematite.

Recorded under LED light
 

MG38AM3: Zunyite, a rare aluminum sorosilicate-fluoride, on matrix. One of the dominant crystals, tetrahedral and beveled by cube faces, with very well defined and smooth faces, a color between reddish and dark brown and with lamellar inclusions of Hematite, which makes it different from the first Zunyites from Iran that came to the world of collecting at Munich 2018.
Qalat-e Payeen salt dome, Bandar Abbas, Central District, Bandar Abbas County, Hormozgan Province  Iran (07/2019)

Specimen size: 5 × 3.8 × 3.8 cm = 1.97” × 1.50” × 1.50”

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




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Fluorite with Gyrolite, Fluorapophyllite-(K) and Quartz
 

FD16AM3: White globular Fluorite groups with small crystals of Gyrolite and Fluorapophyllite-(K). On matrix, covered with bluish gray Quartz.
The specimen comes from the Jan Buma collection (number 991029) whose catalogue entry we will send to the buyer.
Mahodari, Nashik District (Nasik), Maharashtra  India (±1999)

Specimen size: 6.6 × 6.2 × 1.7 cm = 2.60” × 2.44” × 0.67”

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

Minor fluorescence short UV

Former Jan Buma collection. Number 991029



Fluorite with Gyrolite, Fluorapophyllite-(K) and Quartz. Fluorite with Gyrolite, Fluorapophyllite-(K) and Quartz.
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Malachite with Pyromorphite and Cerussite
Malachite with Pyromorphite and Cerussite. Front
Front
Malachite with Pyromorphite and Cerussite. Rear
Rear

Recorded under LED light
 

EM26AM3: Botryoidal Malachite aggregate with a silky luster and a very deep color and concentric growths. On matrix, with coatings of small greenish yellow crystals of Pyromorphite on the back and small white crystals of Cerussite on both sides.
Rum Jungle, Batchelor, Coomalie Shire, Northern Territory  Australia

Specimen size: 11.3 × 10.3 × 7.2 cm = 4.45” × 4.06” × 2.83”




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