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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


EUROPE (excl. Spain, Portugal and France)

Fluorite (octahedral) with Quartz (variety smoky)
Fluorite (octahedral) with Quartz (variety smoky). Front
Front
Fluorite (octahedral) with Quartz (variety smoky). Side
Side
Fluorite (octahedral) with Quartz (variety smoky).
 

TR92AM8: Isolated octahedral Fluorite crystal, very sharp and with an intense pink color, on a matrix of Quartz crystals with small Feldspar crystals. A Swiss classic.
Göscheneralp, Göschenen Valley, Göschenen, Uri  Switzerland

Specimen size: 6.2 × 4.6 × 2.4 cm = 2.44” × 1.81” × 0.94”

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




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Kermesite
Kermesite  

NT86AM8: Centered groups, on matrix, of very lustrous acicular Kermesite crystals with a deep and vivid red color.
The specimen comes from the Ignacio Gaspar Sintes collection (number QUR-2) whose catalogue entry we will send to the buyer.
Pezinok, Pezinok District, Bratislava Region  Slovak Republic (1998)

Specimen size: 5.6 × 3.5 × 4.7 cm = 2.20” × 1.38” × 1.85”




Kermesite. Kermesite.
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Sulphur with Aragonite
Sulphur with Aragonite. Sulphur with Aragonite.
Sulphur with Aragonite  

CR26AM8: Equant crystals of Sulphur, translucent and lustrous, on matrix, with small white crystals of Aragonite.
The specimen comes from the Carles Curto collection, whose label and computer catalogue entry we will send to the buyer.
Cianciana Mines, Cianciana, Agrigento (Girgenti) Province, Sicily  Italy

Specimen size: 7 × 6.1 × 3.5 cm = 2.76” × 2.40” × 1.38”

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

Former collection of Carles Curto

Aragonite fluorescent and Phosphorescent



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Fluorapophyllite-(K)

Recorded under LED light
 

TR91AM8: Groups of Fluorapophyllite-(K) crystals on matrix. They have an acute bipyramidal habit, many of them are doubly terminated, between transparent and translucent, with bright luster and an intense pink color. An old German classic, of great quality and magnificent color.
Samson Mine, St. Andreasberg mining area, Goslar District, Harz, Lower Saxony/Niedersachsen  Germany (±1930)

Specimen size: 7.1 × 4.7 × 2.2 cm = 2.80” × 1.85” × 0.87”

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




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

Erythrite with Calcite
Erythrite with Calcite. Erythrite with Calcite.
 

TT14AM8: Isolated crystals and fan-shaped growths of Erythrite crystals on matrix. They are very sharp, have well-defined faces and edges and are of good size, translucent, with bright luster and an intense color, contrasting with the small, lighter colored Calcite coatings.
Bou Azzer Mines, Bou Azzer mining district, Ouarzazate Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 5.3 × 3.6 × 1.9 cm = 2.09” × 1.42” × 0.75”

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




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Azurite
 

TM66AM8: Very aerial group on matrix of elongated Azurite crystals with very distinct polycrystalline growths, with good luster and a very vivid color.
Kerrouchen, Khénifra Province, Beni Mellal-Khenifra Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 5 × 3.3 × 2.2 cm = 1.97” × 1.30” × 0.87”

Main crystal size: 4.5 × 1 cm = 1.77” × 0.39”




Azurite. Azurite.
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Azurite with Malachite after Azurite
Azurite  with Malachite after Azurite. Front
Front
Azurite  with Malachite after Azurite. Rear
Rear
Azurite  with Malachite after Azurite. Side
Side
 

TT66AM8: Group of very aerial Azurite crystals, rich in polycrystalline growths, with good terminations, with a very deep color and totally or partially pseudomorphed by Malachite in some areas of the specimen.
Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 7.3 × 4.7 × 4.2 cm = 2.87” × 1.85” × 1.65”

Main crystal size: 7 × 2.6 cm = 2.76” × 1.02”




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Gold (spinel twin)

Recorded under LED light
 

MT47AM8: 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.
Aouint Ighoman, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region  Morocco (2020)

Specimen size: 4.6 × 0.5 × 0.4 cm = 1.81” × 0.20” × 0.16”

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
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AFRICA (excl. Morocco)

Malachite after Azurite on Calcite (variety cobaltoan) and Calcite
Malachite after Azurite on Calcite (variety cobaltoan) and Calcite. Malachite after Azurite on Calcite (variety cobaltoan) and Calcite.
Malachite after Azurite on Calcite (variety cobaltoan) and Calcite.

Recorded under LED light
 

TZ91AM8: Malachite pseudomorphs after elongated Azurite crystals, with sharp crystal forms, on matrix, on a druse of cobalt-bearing Calcite crystals, translucent and of good color, which in turn grew on an older generation of elongated white Calcite crystals. Very unusual.
Mashamba West Mine, Kolwezi District, Lualaba, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba)  Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire)

Specimen size: 7 × 5.2 × 3 cm = 2.76” × 2.05” × 1.18”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 1.4 cm = 0.71” × 0.55”




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Schorl with Feldspar and Opal
 

TP99AM8: Doubly terminated Schorl crystal on matrix, with sharp crystal forms, excellent terminations and polycrystalline growths on the prism, which has very good luster.
Erongo Mountain, Usakos, Erongo Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 12.2 × 4.4 × 3.1 cm = 4.80” × 1.73” × 1.22”

Main crystal size: 11.1 × 3 cm = 4.37” × 1.18”

Opal intense fluorescence long & short UV



Schorl with Feldspar and Opal. Front
Front
Schorl with Feldspar and Opal. Rear
Rear
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SOUTH AMERICA (excl. Brazil)

Gold
Gold. Gold.
 

EA27AM8: Very lustrous and contrasted skeletal crystals and leafy growths of Gold on the rock matrix. The specimen comes from a recent find in a mining area of Colombia that was very little known until recently.
Potosí claim, La Tosca cut, Municipio Vetas, Soto Province, Santander Department  Colombia (2017)

Specimen size: 4.1 × 3 × 1.2 cm = 1.61” × 1.18” × 0.47”

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




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Quartz (variety rose quartz)
 

TT96AM8: A novelty at Tucson Virtual 2021. Original fan-shaped growths on a matrix of translucent Quartz crystals, with bright luster and an intense pink color, the color being their intrinsic natural color, not due to inclusions of iron oxides. The precise name of the mine is not yet known, but surely with the passage of time it will become known.
Huancayo District, Huancayo Province, Junín Department  Peru (2020)

Specimen size: 4.2 × 4 × 2.6 cm = 1.65” × 1.57” × 1.02”




Quartz (variety rose quartz). Front
Front
Quartz (variety rose quartz). Side
Side
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Quartz (variety rose quartz)
Quartz (variety rose quartz).
 

TM86AM8: A novelty at Tucson Virtual 2021. Original fan-shaped growths on a matrix of translucent Quartz crystals, with bright luster and an intense pink color, the color being their intrinsic natural color, not due to inclusions of iron oxides. The precise name of the mine is not yet known, but surely with the passage of time it will become known.
Huancayo District, Huancayo Province, Junín Department  Peru (2020)

Specimen size: 5.5 × 4 × 2.7 cm = 2.17” × 1.57” × 1.06”




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Quartz (variety rose quartz)
 

TR96AM8: A novelty at Tucson Virtual 2021. Original fan-shaped growths on a matrix of translucent Quartz crystals, with bright luster and an intense pink color, the color being their intrinsic natural color, not due to inclusions of iron oxides. The precise name of the mine is not yet known, but surely with the passage of time it will become known.
Huancayo District, Huancayo Province, Junín Department  Peru (2020)

Specimen size: 6.7 × 4.4 × 3.4 cm = 2.64” × 1.73” × 1.34”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.2 cm = 0.20” × 0.08”




Quartz (variety rose quartz). Quartz (variety rose quartz).
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Quartz (variety rose quartz)
Quartz (variety rose quartz). Quartz (variety rose quartz).
 

TQ37AM8: A novelty at Tucson Virtual 2021. Original fan-shaped growths on a matrix of translucent Quartz crystals, with bright luster and an intense pink color, the color being their intrinsic natural color, not due to inclusions of iron oxides. The precise name of the mine is not yet known, but surely with the passage of time it will become known.
Huancayo District, Huancayo Province, Junín Department  Peru (2020)

Specimen size: 5.1 × 4.7 × 3.3 cm = 2.01” × 1.85” × 1.30”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.1 cm = 0.20” × 0.04”




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Quartz (variety rose quartz)
 

MC27AM8: A novelty at Tucson Virtual 2021. Original fan-shaped growths on a matrix of translucent Quartz crystals, with bright luster and an intense pink color, the color being their intrinsic natural color, not due to inclusions of iron oxides. The precise name of the mine is not yet known, but surely with the passage of time it will become known.
Huancayo District, Huancayo Province, Junín Department  Peru (2020)

Specimen size: 6.7 × 4 × 3.7 cm = 2.64” × 1.57” × 1.46”

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




Quartz (variety rose quartz). Front
Front
Quartz (variety rose quartz). Side
Side
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Quartz (variety rose quartz)
Quartz (variety rose quartz). Quartz (variety rose quartz).
 

TP86AM8: A novelty at Tucson Virtual 2021. Original fan-shaped growths on a matrix of translucent Quartz crystals, with bright luster and an intense pink color, the color being their intrinsic natural color, not due to inclusions of iron oxides. The precise name of the mine is not yet known, but surely with the passage of time it will become known.
Huancayo District, Huancayo Province, Junín Department  Peru (2020)

Specimen size: 6.7 × 4.3 × 3.9 cm = 2.64” × 1.69” × 1.54”

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




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Quartz (variety rose quartz)
 

MB97AM8: A novelty at Tucson Virtual 2021. Original fan-shaped growths on a matrix of translucent Quartz crystals, with bright luster and an intense pink color, the color being their intrinsic natural color, not due to inclusions of iron oxides. The precise name of the mine is not yet known, but surely with the passage of time it will become known.
Huancayo District, Huancayo Province, Junín Department  Peru (2020)

Specimen size: 6.6 × 5 × 4.3 cm = 2.60” × 1.97” × 1.69”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.4 cm = 0.20” × 0.16”




Quartz (variety rose quartz). Front
Front
Quartz (variety rose quartz). Side
Side
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Quartz (variety rose quartz)
Quartz (variety rose quartz). Quartz (variety rose quartz).
 

MD87AM8: A novelty at Tucson Virtual 2021. Original fan-shaped growths on a matrix of translucent Quartz crystals, with bright luster and an intense pink color, the color being their intrinsic natural color, not due to inclusions of iron oxides. The precise name of the mine is not yet known, but surely with the passage of time it will become known.
Huancayo District, Huancayo Province, Junín Department  Peru (2020)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 5.6 × 3.6 cm = 2.52” × 2.20” × 1.42”

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




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Quartz (variety rose quartz)
 

TV37AM8: A novelty at Tucson Virtual 2021. Original fan-shaped growths on a matrix of translucent Quartz crystals, with bright luster and an intense pink color, the color being their intrinsic natural color, not due to inclusions of iron oxides. The precise name of the mine is not yet known, but surely with the passage of time it will become known.
Huancayo District, Huancayo Province, Junín Department  Peru (2020)

Specimen size: 7.9 × 5.1 × 2.8 cm = 3.11” × 2.01” × 1.10”

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




Quartz (variety rose quartz). Quartz (variety rose quartz).
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Quartz (variety rose quartz)
Quartz (variety rose quartz). Quartz (variety rose quartz).
Quartz (variety rose quartz).
 

MA87AM8: A novelty at Tucson Virtual 2021. Original fan-shaped growths on a matrix of translucent Quartz crystals, with bright luster and an intense pink color, the color being their intrinsic natural color, not due to inclusions of iron oxides. The precise name of the mine is not yet known, but surely with the passage of time it will become known.
Huancayo District, Huancayo Province, Junín Department  Peru (2020)

Specimen size: 15.5 × 11.8 × 6.5 cm = 6.10” × 4.65” × 2.56”

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




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CHINA

Inesite with Hubeite and Quartz

Recorded under LED light
 

TF71AM8: Fan-shaped groups of elongated and flattened Inesite crystals, with good luster and an intense color, on a group of Quartz crystals covered by small groups of brownish Hubeite crystals. This is the type locality for Hubeite.
Fengjiashan Mine, Edong, Daye, Huangshi Prefecture, Hubei Province  China

Specimen size: 10.2 × 6.5 × 4.3 cm = 4.02” × 2.56” × 1.69”




Inesite with Hubeite and Quartz. Inesite with Hubeite and Quartz.
Inesite with Hubeite and Quartz.
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Calcite
Calcite. Front
Front
Calcite. Rear
Rear
 

TA90AM8: Lenticular Calcite crystal formed by a very thin prism and an extraordinarily flattened, translucent, lustrous white rhombohedron with concentric geometric zoning. Larger than the usual size for specimens from this locality.
Lishui Prefecture, Zhejiang Province  China (2009)

Specimen size: 10.2 × 6 × 3 cm = 4.02” × 2.36” × 1.18”




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