Tucson Virtual 2021

The Vault

Previous Page Previous Page

Hide minerals that are already sold

(para ver esta página en espańol)

   
 

Photos by Fabre Minerals. Under Creative Commons license

Page bottom

The Euro / US$ / Yen exchange rates are the official ones and we update them regularly. You can check the exchange rate details by placing your cursor over the price, or by clicking on it.


 

The Vault

Golds from Guelmim-Oued Noun

During the year 2020, images, videos and many rumors began to circulate about the discovery of high-quality Golds in the Southwest of Morocco. With the Covid situation it was difficult to go to or to leave Morocco, so it was quite a long time until the first pieces arrived in Europe. Once here, very reliable analyses had to be done to ensure that these new Golds were natural. They were so perfect and, some of them so different from the Golds that had been known before from Southwestern Morocco that to avoid suspicions it was best to have the analytical data prior to putting them on sale. Between one thing and another we have had to wait a bit but at the end of 2020 we can finally offer these specimens of great beauty and very different from what has been known so far.
We attach here the analysis, which as you can see is very complete, to avoid doubts about it.

 

To see more specimens from this locality you can use this link


Gold (spinel twin)
Gold (spinel twin). Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold (spinel twin). Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén

Recorded under LED light
 

MC36AM5: These elegant Golds were found for the first time in 2020. The piece shows excellent crystallization, with the dodecahedron as the dominant form and parallel growths of very sharp crystals with a very distinct spinel-law twin. Absolute novelty and of great quality. The material has been carefully analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
This specimen has been photographed and published as a novelty in the magazine ‘Lapis‘ number 3/2021, page 4
Aouint Ighoman, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region  Morocco (2020)

Specimen size: 1.5 × 0.6 × 0.5  cm = 0.59” × 0.24” × 0.20”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.2 cm = 0.28” × 0.08”

Weight: 1.8 grams



Order
Gold (spinel twin)

Recorded under LED light
 

MN96AM5: These elegant Golds were found for the first time in 2020. The specimen shows excellent crystallization, with the dominant dodecahedron, with some hopper faces, and very sharp and stylized growths and with a very distinct spinel-law twin. Absolute novelty and of great quality. The material has been carefully analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Aouint Ighoman, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region  Morocco (2020)

Specimen size: 2.3 × 0.6 × 0.5 cm = 0.91” × 0.24” × 0.20”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.3 cm = 0.24” × 0.12”

Weight: 2.8 grams



Gold (spinel twin). Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold (spinel twin). Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Order
Gold (spinel twin)
Gold (spinel twin). Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold (spinel twin). Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén

Recorded under LED light
 

MQ46AM5: These elegant Golds were found for the first time in 2020. The specimen shows excellent crystallization, with the dominant forms of the dodecahedron and the octahedron, with some of the faces forming very sharp and stylized growths that clearly show the distinct spinel-law twinning. Absolute novelty and of great quality. The material has been carefully analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
This specimen has been published on the Mineralogical Record´s web page, in the ‘What's New’ section, report 59, March 7, 2021 edition, page 7
Aouint Ighoman, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region  Morocco (2020)

Specimen size: 2.5 × 0.5 × 0.3 cm = 0.98” × 0.20” × 0.12”

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

Weight: 1.9 grams



Sold
Gold (spinel twin)

Recorded under LED light
 

MR46AM5: These elegant Golds were found for the first time in 2020. This specimen shows an excellent crystallization, with the dominant octahedron, flattened and very sharp, with slight twists following the main axis, with very distinct spinel-law twinning. Absolute novelty and of great quality. The material has been carefully analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Aouint Ighoman, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region  Morocco (2020)

Specimen size: 2.7 × 0.4 × 0.4 cm = 1.06” × 0.16” × 0.16”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.3 cm = 0.16” × 0.12”

Weight: 1.9 grams



Gold (spinel twin). Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold (spinel twin). Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Order
Gold (spinel twin)
Gold (spinel twin). Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold (spinel twin). Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold (spinel twin). Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén

Recorded under LED light
 

MK36AM5: These elegant Golds were found for the first time in 2020. This piece shows excellent crystallization, with the dominant octahedron, very sharp and in parallel growths, very stylized and with a very distinct spinel-law twin. Absolute novelty and of great quality. The material has been carefully analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Aouint Ighoman, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region  Morocco (2020)

Specimen size: 3.1 × 0.5 × 0.4 cm = 1.22” × 0.20” × 0.16”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.3 cm = 0.28” × 0.12”

Weight: 1.9 grams



Sold
Gold (spinel twin)

Recorded under LED light
 

MJ68AM5: These elegant Golds were found for the first time in 2020. The specimen shows excellent crystallization, with the cube and dodecahedron dominant and the octahedron forming parallel growths, with very sharp lateral growth, and twinned according to the spinel-law. Absolute novelty and of great quality. The material has been carefully analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Aouint Ighoman, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region  Morocco (2020)

Specimen size: 3.1 × 0.9 × 0.5 cm = 1.22” × 0.35” × 0.20”

Main crystal size: 1.9 × 0.2 cm = 0.75” × 0.08”

Weight: 5.1 grams



Gold (spinel twin). Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold (spinel twin). Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold (spinel twin). Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold (spinel twin). Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Sold
Gold (spinel twin)
Gold (spinel twin). Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold (spinel twin). Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén

Recorded under LED light
 

MG7AM5: These elegant Golds were found for the first time in 2020. The specimen shows excellent crystallization, with a dominant and very sharp octahedron, some parts with hopper formations, in parallel growths, very stylized and with a very distinct spinel-law twin. Absolute novelty and of great quality. The material has been carefully analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Aouint Ighoman, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region  Morocco (2020)

Specimen size: 3.4 × 0.5 × 0.5 cm = 1.34” × 0.20” × 0.20”

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

Weight: 2.9 grams



Order
Gold (spinel twin)

Recorded under LED light
 

ML12AM5: These elegant Golds were found for the first time in 2020. The specimen shows excellent crystallization, with very sharp forms of the octahedron and parallel and stylized growths that form very distinct spinel-law twins, and a hooked termination. Absolute novelty and of great quality. The material has been carefully analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Aouint Ighoman, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region  Morocco (2020)

Specimen size: 3.6 × 0.3 × 0.3 cm = 1.42” × 0.12” × 0.12”

Main crystal size: 1.9 × 0.1 cm = 0.75” × 0.04”

Weight: 0.8 grams



Gold (spinel twin). Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold (spinel twin). Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Sold
Gold (spinel twin)
Gold (spinel twin). Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold (spinel twin). Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold (spinel twin). Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold (spinel twin). Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén

Recorded under LED light
 

MA52AM5: These elegant Golds were found for the first time in 2020. This piece shows excellent crystallization, with the dominant forms of the dodecahedron, some with skeletal and hopper growths, with the twinning according to the spinel-law very marked. Absolute novelty and of great quality. The material has been carefully analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Aouint Ighoman, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region  Morocco (2020)

Specimen size: 4 × 1 × 1 cm = 1.57” × 0.39” × 0.39”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.6 cm = 0.28” × 0.24”

Weight: 10.5 grams



Sold
Gold (spinel twin)

Recorded under LED light
 

ME57AM5: These elegant Golds were found for the first time in 2020. This piece shows excellent crystallization, with the dominant octahedron, very sharp and in parallel growth, very stylized and with a very distinct spinel-law twin. Absolute novelty and of great quality. The material has been carefully analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
The specimen has been reviewed, photographed and published in the Russian magazine ‘Mineral Observer’ on page 87 in the volume 26/2021, number 1
Aouint Ighoman, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region  Morocco (2020)

Specimen size: 4.1 × 0.7 × 0.6 cm = 1.61” × 0.28” × 0.24”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.3 cm = 0.31” × 0.12”

Weight: 3.5 grams



Gold (spinel twin). Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold (spinel twin). Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Order
Gold (spinel twin)
Gold (spinel twin). Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold (spinel twin). Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold (spinel twin). Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold (spinel twin). Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén

Recorded under LED light
 

MB58AM5: These elegant Golds were found for the first time in 2020. This specimen shows excellent crystallization, with the dominant dodecahedron and triangular forms of the octahedron, with a growth of very sharp crystals that delineate the spinel-law twin. Absolute novelty and of great quality. The material has been carefully analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Aouint Ighoman, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region  Morocco (2020)

Specimen size: 4.6 × 0.6 × 0.5 cm = 1.81” × 0.24” × 0.20”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.3 cm = 0.39” × 0.12”

Weight: 4.8 grams



Sold

Azurite with Malachite

Recorded under LED light
 

TG47AM5: Aggregate of very sharp Azurite crystals, with well defined faces and edges and with the very intense luster of Milpillas and the famous deep blue color (“electric blue”) of the best specimens from the locality. On matrix, with small coatings of fibrous Malachite. The Milpillas mine closed in June 2020.
Milpillas Mine, level 1280, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (2016)

Specimen size: 6 × 4.6 × 4 cm = 2.36” × 1.81” × 1.57”

Main crystal size: 2.3 × 1.7 cm = 0.91” × 0.67”




Azurite with Malachite. Front
Front
Azurite with Malachite. Side
Side
Azurite with Malachite. Side
Side
Azurite with Malachite.
Sold
Malachite after Azurite with Malachite
Malachite after Azurite with Malachite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Malachite after Azurite with Malachite.
Malachite after Azurite with Malachite. Malachite after Azurite with Malachite.

Recorded under LED light
 

TF37AM5: Very aerial aggregate of sharp Azurite crystals with an unusual morphology for the deposit. They are lustrous, have a very deep and vivid color and are partially covered by fibrous Malachite. The Milpillas mine closed in June 2020.
Milpillas Mine, level 1100, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (01/2020)

Specimen size: 10.4 × 6.1 × 3.8 cm = 4.09” × 2.40” × 1.50”

Main crystal size: 2.3 × 1.6 cm = 0.91” × 0.63”




Order
Fluorite with Quartz

Recorded under LED light
 

NT67AM5: Very sharp crystals of Fluorite, transparent, with bright luster and an intense lilac color and geometric color zoning, blue on the edges. On matrix, with small Quartz crystals and lamellar Baryte crystals. High quality even for Berbes, a locality that has produced so many exceptional pieces.
The specimen has been reviewed, photographed and published in the Russian magazine ‘Mineral Observer’ on page 87 in the volume 26/2021, number 1
Berbes mining area, Berbes, Ribadesella, Comarca Oriente, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (±1998)

Specimen size: 12.8 × 9.8 × 5.6 cm = 5.04” × 3.86” × 2.20”

Main crystal size: 4.3 × 4 cm = 1.69” × 1.57”

Baryte Fluorescent long & short UV



Fluorite with Quartz. Front
Front
Fluorite with Quartz. Side
Side
Fluorite with Quartz. Side
Side
Fluorite with Quartz.
Sold
Fluorite with Quartz
Fluorite with Quartz. Front
Front
Fluorite with Quartz. Rear
Rear
Fluorite with Quartz.

Recorded under LED light
 

NF38AM5: Druse of Fluorite crystals with polycrystalline surfaces, transparent, lustrous, and with an extraordinarily intense, deep and uniform blue color. With geometric color zoning, violet on the edges and with small white Quartz coatings. The color is memorable.
La Viesca Mine, La Collada mining area, Huergo, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (2007)

Specimen size: 11 × 8.4 × 8 cm = 4.33” × 3.31” × 3.15”

Main crystal size: 5 × 4.6 cm = 1.97” × 1.81”




Sold
Fluorite with Quartz

Recorded under LED light
 

NB27AM5: Group of Fluorite crystals with a cubic habit finely beveled by the dodecahedron, extraordinarily transparent, with bright luster and a uniform pale blue color, on a microcrystalline Quartz matrix. An excellent Spanish classic.
Llamas Quarry, Obdulia vein, Caravia mining area, Las Cabańas, Duyos, Caravia, Comarca Oriente, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (2018)

Specimen size: 14 × 11.2 × 4.7 cm = 5.51” × 4.41” × 1.85”

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




Fluorite with Quartz. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Fluorite with Quartz. Side
Side
Fluorite with Quartz.
Order
Fluorite with Calcite and Quartz
Fluorite with Calcite and Quartz. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Fluorite with Calcite and Quartz. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén

Recorded under LED light
 

NA89AM5: Group of Fluorite crystals with cubic habit, beveled by the dodecahedron, transparent, with great luster and a uniform blue color with phantom growths, on a Quartz matrix with scalenohedral Calcite crystals. Among the best found at this locality.
Llamas Quarry, Obdulia vein, Caravia mining area, Las Cabańas, Duyos, Caravia, Comarca Oriente, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (2018)

Specimen size: 14.8 × 9.6 × 7.8 cm = 5.83” × 3.78” × 3.07”

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




Sold
Mimetite (variety campylite)
Mimetite (variety campylite)  

ET50AM5: Mimetite crystals (campylite variety) on matrix, much more individualized than usual, with a very distinct twinning, which gives them a different appearance than usual. Orange in color with yellow edges and a bright luster, on a Quartz matrix. An excellent and unusual English classic from the Anna and Danilo Rolando collection, whose label we will send to the buyer.
Dry Gill Mine, Caldbeck Fells, Allerdale, former Cumberland, Cumbria  England / United Kingdom

Specimen size: 6.8 × 4.2 × 3.1 cm = 2.68” × 1.65” × 1.22”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.8 cm = 0.35” × 0.31”

Former collection of Anna & Danilo Rolando



Mimetite (variety campylite). Mimetite (variety campylite).
Sold
Gold
Gold. Front
Front
Gold. Rear
Rear

Recorded under LED light
 

EX98AM5: Gold nugget of considerable size and weight, which retains its good color and luster as well as the basic crystal forms, despite the rounding.
Lena River, Baikal Mountains, Irkutsk Oblast, Zabaykalsky Krai  Russia

Specimen size: 2.8 × 2.5 × 0.6 cm = 1.10” × 0.98” × 0.24”

weight: 27 grams



Sold
Brazilianite with Albite and Greifensteinite

Recorded under LED light
 

TZ27AM5: Large doubly terminated and very sharp Brazilianite crystals, transparent, with good luster and a very vivid color and on an Albite matrix. Partially covered with small, very sharp crystals of Greifensteinite, a rare phosphate of calcium, iron, and beryllium.
Telírio claim, Linópolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Vale do Rio Doce, Minas Gerais  Brazil

Specimen size: 8 × 7.2 × 4.3 cm = 3.15” × 2.83” × 1.69”

Main crystal size: 6.5 × 2.8 cm = 2.56” × 1.10”

Fluorescence on the matrix (short and long UV)



Brazilianite with Albite and Greifensteinite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Brazilianite with Albite and Greifensteinite. Side  / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Brazilianite with Albite and Greifensteinite. Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Order
Fluorite (octahedral) with Quartz and Dolomite
Fluorite (octahedral) with Quartz and Dolomite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Fluorite (octahedral) with Quartz and Dolomite. Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Fluorite (octahedral) with Quartz and Dolomite. Side
Side

Recorded under LED light
 

ET70AM5: Large crystal with an apparently octahedral habit, formed by polycrystalline growths with dominant dodecahedral forms. Transparent, lustrous, pale pink in color, more intense in the center of the crystal. On matrix, with Quartz crystals and white Dolomite rhombohedra.
This specimen has been published on the Mineralogical Record´s web page, in the ‘What's New’ section, report 59, March 7, 2021 edition, page 8
Shangbao Mine, Leiyang, Hengyang Prefecture, Hunan Province  China (2007)

Specimen size: 11.3 × 9.5 × 9.2 cm = 4.45” × 3.74” × 3.62”

Main crystal size: 10 × 9.5 cm = 3.94” × 3.74”




Sold
Calcite

Recorded under LED light
 

ET88AM5: Group of complex equant Calcite crystals, very rich in forms, transparent, with very good luster and a uniform orange-yellow color with lively golden reflections. Extraordinary. Its origin is curious, since these Calcites appeared unexpectedly in a coal mine, and just as suddenly as they had appeared, after a short time they were never seen again.
Daye, Huangshi Prefecture, Hubei Province  China (2009)

Specimen size: 21 × 15.3 × 7 cm = 8.27” × 6.02” × 2.76”

Main crystal size: 5.8 × 3.8 cm = 2.28” × 1.50”




Calcite. Front
Front
Calcite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Sold
Cassiterite with Quartz
Cassiterite with Quartz. Front
Front
Cassiterite with Quartz. Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Cassiterite with Quartz. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén

Recorded under LED light
 

ER53AM5: Twinned Cassiterite crystals, on matrix, with Quartz crystals. The crystals have very well defined faces and edges, they are transparent to translucent and dark brown in color. The luster and size of the crystal are extraordinary. One of the best pieces found in this locality.
Amo deposit, Ximeng, Pu'er Prefecture, Yunnan Province  China (2002)

Specimen size: 11.8 × 9.7 × 7.5 cm = 4.65” × 3.82” × 2.95”

Main crystal size: 4.7 × 4.7 cm = 1.85” × 1.85”




Order




   Previous Page Previous Page   Page top

Back to Index Previous Updates

 
USA
US
Minerals
Mexico - Canada
Mexico & Canada
Minerals
Spain (general)
Spanish
Minerals
Spanish Fluorite
Spanish Fluorite
Portugal - Panasqueira
Portugal - Panasqueira
France
French
Minerals
Europe (excl. Spain, Portugal and France)
European
Minerals
FSU
FSU
Minerals
Morocco
Moroccan
Minerals
Africa (excl. Morocco) - Tsumeb
African
Minerals
Brazil
Brazilian
Minerals
South America (excl. Brazil)
South American
Minerals
China
Chinese
Minerals
Asia (excl. China) - Australia - Turkey
Tukey, Asia
& Australia
Minerals
Joaquim Callen's Photo Gallery
Joaquim Callen's
Photo Gallery
The Daunis Collection
The Daunis
Collection
The Jan Buma Collections
The Jan Buma
Collections
The Carles Curto Collection (duplicates)
The Carles Curto
Collection
The Jordi Fabre Collection (duplicates)
The Jordi Fabre Collection
The Vault
The
Vault
Expominerals (Ste. Marie / Tucson / Expominer / Munich Virtual)
Expominerals
Express Minerals by Carles Manresa
Express Minerals
by C. Manresa
Reference Specimens already sold
Reference Specimens
Updates
Updates
Home page - Minerals  About us  Client Comments  Friends of Minerals Forum  Order Form  Feedback Form  Search  
Home
page
Minerals
 About
us
 Client
Comments
 Friends
of
Minerals
Forum
 Order
Form
 Feedback
Form
 Search