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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 2021
Tucson Show Virtual

 

 



Tony Kampf, Jamie and Jordi - 2011
Kids at the Main Show - 2010
Mario Pauwels and the Callens - 2011
A happy man - 2020
Tony Kampf, Jamie
and Jordi - 2011
Kids at the Main Show - 2010 Mario Pauwels and the
Callens - 2011
A happy man - 2020

SPANISH FLUORITE


Collectors Edge at the Main Show - 2006
Bryan Swoboda taping at the Westward Look - 2013
Dave Bunk booth Main Show - 2008
Dave Wilbur - 2009
Collectors Edge at the
Main Show - 2006
Bryan Swoboda taping at
the Westward Look - 2013
Dave Bunk booth
Main Show - 2008
Dave Wilbur - 2009

Fluorite
Fluorite. Fluorite.
 

NT27AM5: Group of crystals with cubic habit along with highly developed unusual forms of the tetrahexahedron. Transparent, lustrous, and uniform pale blue. The specimen comes from the Pedro Hernández collection and is from the San Lino mine, the precursor to the later Jaimina and Emilio mines located in the same area.
San Lino Quarry, Aurora vein, Caravia mining area, Cerracín, Prado, Caravia, Comarca Oriente, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (±1981)

Specimen size: 6 × 6.2 × 4.1 cm = 2.36” × 2.44” × 1.61”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 1 cm = 0.47” × 0.39”

Fluorescent long UV & minor fluorescence short UV

Former collection of Pedro Hernández



Order
Fluorite (octahedral)
 

NE13AM5: Groups of very sharp octahedral Fluorite crystals on matrix. Transparent, with good luster and an intense green color but with a slightly different tone from the usual classic grass-green.
Berta Quarry, Can Domènech Hill, Roques Blanques Mountains, Sant Cugat del Vallès-El Papiol, Comarca Vallès Occidental / Baix Llobregat, Barcelona, Catalonia  Spain

Specimen size: 7.2 × 4.7 × 3.9 cm = 2.83” × 1.85” × 1.54”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.7 cm = 0.39” × 0.28”

Very fluorescent long & short UV



Fluorite (octahedral). Fluorite (octahedral).
Order
Fluorite (octahedral)
Fluorite (octahedral). Fluorite (octahedral).
 

ND16AM5: Groups of very sharp octahedral Fluorite crystals on matrix. Transparent, with good luster and an intense green color but with a slightly different tone from the usual classic grass-green.
Berta Quarry, Can Domènech Hill, Roques Blanques Mountains, Sant Cugat del Vallès-El Papiol, Comarca Vallès Occidental / Baix Llobregat, Barcelona, Catalonia  Spain

Specimen size: 6.5 × 4.2 × 2.9 cm = 2.56” × 1.65” × 1.14”

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

Very fluorescent long & short UV



Order
Fluorite with Quartz

Recorded under LED light
 

NA72AM5: Group of cubic Fluorite crystals flattened and clearly beveled by the dodecahedron. Completely transparent, very lustrous, with an intense 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: 13.4 × 11.4 × 8.9 cm = 5.28” × 4.49” × 3.50”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.9 cm = 0.79” × 0.75”




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

NJ27AM5: Very elongated Fluorite crystals rich in polycrystalline surfaces and with geometric contacts on the back. Translucent, with bright luster and an intense light blue color, on matrix, with white Quartz crystals.
La Viesca Mine, La Collada mining area, Huergo, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (2010)

Specimen size: 8.6 × 7 × 4.2 cm = 3.39” × 2.76” × 1.65”

Main crystal size: 4.2 × 1.6 cm = 1.65” × 0.63”




Order
Fluorite with Calcite, Quartz and Pyrite

Recorded under LED light
 

NZ16AM5: Druse of cubic Fluorite crystals beveled by the faces of the dodecahedron, transparent, with good luster and an intense and deep violet color and a twinned Calcite crystal with two generations of growth, a first transparent and a second whitish.
La Viesca Mine, La Collada mining area, Huergo, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (2009)

Specimen size: 22 × 15.5 × 3.5 cm = 8.66” × 6.10” × 1.38”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 1.7 cm = 0.71” × 0.67”


€1100 / US$1338 / ¥145330 / AUD$1705

Fluorite with Calcite, Quartz and Pyrite. Fluorite with Calcite, Quartz and Pyrite.
Reservado



John Cesar - 2010
Handcrafted marketing at the InnSuites - 2008
Kristina and Mareike Bode - 2013
Westward Look - 2006
John Cesar - 2010 Handcrafted marketing
at the InnSuites - 2008
Kristina and Mareike Bode - 2013 Westward Look - 2006

PORTUGAL


Brice Gobin with Raquel Alonso-Perez and Eloise Gaïllou - 2014
Cristiano Ferraris and Giancarlo Parodi and Jean Claude Bouillard, Paris Museums - 2013
Frozen Electric Park - 2011
Renata Schümacher and George Harlow - 2011
Brice Gobin with Raquel
Alonso-Perez and
Eloise Gaïllou - 2014
Cristiano Ferraris and Giancarlo
Parodi and Jean Claude Bouillard,
Paris Museums - 2013
Frozen Electric Park - 2011 Renata Schümacher and
George Harlow - 2011

Ferberite with Arsenopyrite, Quartz and Muscovite
Ferberite with Arsenopyrite, Quartz and Muscovite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Ferberite with Arsenopyrite, Quartz and Muscovite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
 

EG36AM5: Parallel growth of two very sharp Ferberite crystals on matrix with Arsenopyrite and Quartz crystals and coatings of Muscovite aggregates. Large in size, the piece is more aesthetic than usual due to the contrast of the Ferberite crystals with the Muscovite matrix.
Minas da Panasqueira, levels 0-1, Aldeia de São Francisco de Assis, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Cova da Beira, Centro  Portugal (05/2019)

Specimen size: 19 × 16.4 × 7.8 cm = 7.48” × 6.46” × 3.07”

Main crystal size: 5 × 4.4 cm = 1.97” × 1.73”




Order



Cold Year - 2011
Collector's Edge at full - 2013
François Lietard - 2011
Don and Gwen Lum with Gail - 2014
Cold Year - 2011 Collector's Edge at full - 2013 François Lietard - 2011 Don and Gwen Lum
with Gail - 2014

FRANCE


Jean des Rivieres - 2014
Arizona Daily Star - 2011
Eloise Gaïllou, École des Mines, Paris, with Gail - 2013
Tucson Gem & Mineral Show - 2010
Jean des Rivieres - 2014 Arizona Daily Star - 2011 Eloise Gaïllou, École des Mines,
Paris, with Gail - 2013
Tucson Gem & Mineral
Show - 2010

Fluorite with Pyromorphite
 

EF51AM5: Group of Fluorite crystals with very well defined faces and edges, translucent and purple in color with geometric color zoning, more intense on the edges. The brown coatings of Pyromorphite formed by a multitude of crystals that cover a good part of the Fluorite crystals are noteworthy. This specimen, from a classic French mine, comes from the George Bouvet collection (Grenoble)
Chaillac Mine, Chaillac, Le Blanc, Indre, Centre-Val de Loire  France (±1985)

Specimen size: 11.8 × 5.4 × 4.3 cm = 4.65” × 2.13” × 1.69”

Main crystal size: 4 × 3 cm = 1.57” × 1.18”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Former collection of George Bouvet



Fluorite with Pyromorphite. Front
Front
Fluorite with Pyromorphite. Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Fluorite with Pyromorphite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Order



Frank Keutsch - 2006
Tucson's Moon - 2020
John Veevaert - 2004
Jesse Fisher and Joan Kureczka Show Stars - 2016
Frank Keutsch - 2006 Tucson's Moon - 2020 John Veevaert - 2004 Jesse Fisher and Joan
Kureczka, Show Stars
- 2016

EUROPE (excl. Spain, Portugal and France)


Julian and Barbara Gray - 2013
Mark Mauthner with funny people - 2011
Al and Sue Liebetrau and Wayne Sorensen - 2011
Renato Pagano - 2010
Julian and Barbara Gray - 2013 Mark Mauthner with
funny people - 2011
Al and Sue Liebetrau
and Wayne Sorensen - 2011

Renato Pagano - 2010

Quartz (variety prase)
Quartz (variety prase). Quartz (variety prase).
Quartz (variety prase)  

CM13AM5: Group of elongated crystals of Quartz (variety prase), with good luster and a very deep color. A fine miniature. This piece comes from the Carles Curto collection (number 1972.07), whose label and computer file we will send to the buyer.
Porto Azzurro, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany  Italy (±1972)

Specimen size: 3.8 × 3.8 × 3.5 cm = 1.50” × 1.50” × 1.38”

Main crystal size: 2.4 × 0.5 cm = 0.94” × 0.20”

Former collection of Carles Curto



Order
Pyrargyrite
Pyrargyrite  

CV68AM5: Group of crystals with a short prismatic habit and a very sharp hexagonal outline, with good terminations, and a bright luster. The specimen comes from the Carles Curto collection (number 1976.23), whose label and computer file we will send to the buyer.
Bad Schlema (Schlema), Schlema-Hartenstein District, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony/Sachsen  Germany

Specimen size: 2.8 × 2.5 × 1.6 cm = 1.10” × 0.98” × 0.63”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 1.2 cm = 0.55” × 0.47”

Former collection of Carles Curto



Pyrargyrite. Pyrargyrite.
Order
Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite. Front
Front
Pyromorphite. Rear
Rear
Pyromorphite. Side
Side

Recorded under LED light
Pyromorphite
 

NA88AM5: Parallel growths of doubly terminated elongated crystals of Pyromorphite, with good luster and a dark brown color. This floater specimen is a German classic and comes from the Ignacio Gaspar Sintes collection (number PIF-32), whose collection card we will send to the buyer.
Friedrichssegen Mine, Frücht, Bad Ems District, Lahn Valley, Rhineland-Palatinate/Rheinland-Pfalz  Germany

Specimen size: 4.7 × 1.5 × 1.7 cm = 1.85” × 0.59” × 0.67”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar



Order
Chalcostibite with Tetrahedrite and Quartz
 

TR28AM5: Groups of small flat crystals, very sharp and with bright luster (something very unusual for this species), with tetrahedral crystals of Tetrahedrite and on matrix with white Quartz crystals. An analysis of this material was carried out, of which we will send a copy to the buyer.
Boldut Mine, Cavnic mining area, Cavnic, Maramures  Romania

Specimen size: 10.9 × 7.3 × 2.4 cm = 4.29” × 2.87” × 0.94”

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




Chalcostibite with Tetrahedrite and Quartz. Chalcostibite with Tetrahedrite and Quartz.
Chalcostibite with Tetrahedrite and Quartz.
Order



Kevin Downey and Hilda - 2014
Executive Inn bus - 2005
Clarion Hotel - 2005
Gail, Jolyon Ralph and the Simonoff's
Kevin Downey
and Hilda - 2014
Executive Inn bus - 2005 Clarion Hotel - 2005 Gail, Jolyon Ralph and
the Simonoff's

FSU


Jack Halpern - 2009
Texas HAMS at full - 2011
Vic Roncza - 2014
Natural beauty - 2020
Jack Halpern - 2009 Texas HAMS at full - 2011 Vic Roncza - 2014 Natural beauty - 2020

Fluorite (octahedral) with Quartz
Fluorite (octahedral) with Quartz. Fluorite (octahedral) with Quartz.
 

FR16AM5: The characteristic cube-octahedral Fluorite of Kara-Oba of dark violet color on a doubly terminated Quartz of a snow white color which gives a special contrast. The sample comes from the Jan Buma collection (num. 920301) and we’ll send the card of the collection with it.
Kara-Oba, Betpak-Dala (Bet-Pak-Dala) Desert, Karaganda Region  Kazakhstan

Specimen size: 12.6 × 4.5 × 4 cm = 4.96” × 1.77” × 1.57”

Former Jan Buma collection. Number 920301



Order



Comfortable Tom - 2014
A long Show - 2011
All kind of things - 2009
Exotic - 2006
Comfortable Tom - 2014 A long Show - 2011 All kind of things - 2009 Exotic - 2006



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