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MOROCCO

Silver
Silver. Silver.
Silver.
 

TQ97AM9: A novelty post-Easter 2021: Isolated cubic Silver crystals and groups with extraordinarily well defined faces and edges, very bright, on a rock matrix with spathic Calcite, which has been acid-treated.
Aït Ahmane, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (12/2020)

Specimen size: 2.2 × 2.2 × 1 cm = 0.87” × 0.87” × 0.39”

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




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Silver on Calcite
 

TL96AM9: A novelty post-Easter 2021: Isolated cubic Silver crystals and groups with extraordinarily well defined faces and edges, very lustrous, on a rock matrix with spathic Calcite, which has been acid-treated.
Aït Ahmane, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (12/2020)

Specimen size: 2.4 × 2 × 1.5 cm = 0.94” × 0.79” × 0.59”

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

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV



Silver on Calcite. Front
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Silver on Calcite. Rear
Rear
Silver on Calcite.
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Silver on Calcite
Silver on Calcite. Silver on Calcite.
Silver on Calcite.
 

TK27AM9: A novelty post-Easter 2021: Isolated cubic Silver crystals and groups with extraordinarily well defined faces and edges, very lustrous, on a rock matrix with spathic Calcite, which has been acid-treated.
Aït Ahmane, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (12/2020)

Specimen size: 2.4 × 2.2 × 1.3 cm = 0.94” × 0.87” × 0.51”

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

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV



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Silver on Gypsum
 

TM96AM9: New post-Easter 2021: Isolated cubic Silver groups and crystals with extraordinarily well defined faces and edges, very bright, on a rock matrix with colorless and transparent Gypsum.
Aït Ahmane, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (12/2020)

Specimen size: 2.6 × 2.2 × 2 cm = 1.02” × 0.87” × 0.79”

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




Silver on Gypsum. Silver on Gypsum.
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Silver on Calcite
Silver on Calcite. Silver on Calcite.
Silver on Calcite.
 

TN27AM9: A novelty post-Easter 2021: Isolated cubic Silver crystals and groups with extraordinarily well defined faces and edges, very bright, on a rock matrix with spathic Calcite, which has been acid-treated.
Aït Ahmane, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (12/2020)

Specimen size: 3 × 2 × 1.3 cm = 1.18” × 0.79” × 0.51”

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

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV



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Silver on Calcite
 

TP87AM9: A novelty post-Easter 2021: Isolated cubic Silver crystals and groups with extraordinarily well defined faces and edges, very bright, on a rock matrix with spathic Calcite, which has been acid-treated.
Aït Ahmane, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (12/2020)

Specimen size: 3.1 × 2.2 × 1.4 cm = 1.22” × 0.87” × 0.55”

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

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV



Silver on Calcite. Silver on Calcite.
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Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite)
Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite). Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite).
 

TX66AM9: Very aerial growth of Calcite crystals with the dominant forms of a rhombohedron, but very rich in faces, transparent, with very bright luster and an especially deep and uniform mauve color.
Agoudal Mines, Agoudal, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2019)

Specimen size: 5.9 × 4.4 × 2.1 cm = 2.32” × 1.73” × 0.83”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 1.1 cm = 0.55” × 0.43”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



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Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite)
 

TV87AM9: Very aerial growth of Calcite crystals with the dominant forms of a rhombohedron, but very rich in faces, transparent, with very bright luster and an especially deep and uniform mauve color.
Agoudal Mines, Agoudal, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2019)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 6 × 3.2 cm = 2.52” × 2.36” × 1.26”

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

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

€290 / US$328 / ¥37810 / AUD$452

Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite). Front
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Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite). Side
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Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite).
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AFRICA (excl. Morocco)

Smithsonite
Smithsonite. Front
Front
Smithsonite. Side
Side
Smithsonite.
 

TM51AM9: Spheroidal growths of Smithsonite, on matrix, of an intense pink color, and with recrystallized areas in a second generation of white color. The specimen comes from a very classic locality, although very few specimens of Smithsonite of this quality are found and only as old specimens like this one.
M'Fouati, M'Fouati District, Bouenza Department  Republic of the Congo (±1970)

Specimen size: 9 × 8.1 × 4.4 cm = 3.54” × 3.19” × 1.73”




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Azurite with Malachite

Recorded under LED light
Azurite with Malachite
 

NV36AM9: Group, on matrix, of very sharp Azurite crystals, with bright luster and a very vivid color, with small coatings of Malachite. An excellent Tsumeb classic with unusual morphology and excellent color.
The specimen comes from the Ignacio Gaspar Sintes collection (number AZU-16), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 9.5 × 6.7 × 6 cm = 3.74” × 2.64” × 2.36”

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

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar



Azurite with Malachite. Front
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Azurite with Malachite. Side
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Azurite with Malachite.
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BRAZIL

Marialite
Marialite. Front
Front
Marialite. Top
Top
Marialite. Bottom
Bottom
 

GM47AM9: Isolated crystal of Marialite with sharp and finely striated prisms and polycrystalline terminations, transparent (gem quality), with good luster and an intense yellow color. This specimen, from a classic Brazilian locality, comes from the Pedro Goy collection, whose label we will send to the buyer.
Aracruz, Espirito Santo, Sudeste Region  Brazil (±1980)

Specimen size: 4.1 × 1.7 × 1.7 cm = 1.61” × 0.67” × 0.67”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV

Former collection of Pedro Goy



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Calcite
 

TT36AM9: Calcite crystal with a hexagonal prismatic habit, pinacoid termination and very distinct parallel growths, a form that is unusual in isolated Calcites. The crystal is transparent, lustrous, colorless and is on matrix.
Iraí, Alto Uruguai region, Rio Grande do Sul  Brazil

Specimen size: 4.6 × 3.9 × 4.6 cm = 1.81” × 1.54” × 1.81”

Main crystal size: 4.6 × 1.6 cm = 1.81” × 0.63”

Fluorescent long & short UV



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

TV73AM9: Group of Quartz crystals (pink variety) with irregular crystal forms, something typical in this type of specimen, but nevertheless sharp, between transparent and translucent, with bright luster and an intense and uniform color, and capped by a group of doubly terminated white translucent Quartz crystals. Very aesthetic.
Berilo Branco claim, Sapucaia do Norte, Galiléia, Vale do Rio Doce, Minas Gerais  Brazil

Specimen size: 6.9 × 4.7 × 3.6 cm = 2.72” × 1.85” × 1.42”




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Eosphorite with Greifensteinite and Quartz

Recorded under LED light
 

TB89AM9: Centered groups of Eosphorite crystals, transparent, lustrous, brown with orange tones, on a matrix of Quartz crystals. Associated are multiple small rosette growths of Greifensteinite, a rare calcium iron phosphate. Both the Eosphorite and Greifensteinite have been analyzed and we will send a copy of both analyses to the buyer.
Taquaral, Itinga, Jequitinhonha, Minas Gerais  Brazil

Specimen size: 9.2 × 5.3 × 3.1 cm = 3.62” × 2.09” × 1.22”

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




Eosphorite with Greifensteinite and Quartz. Eosphorite with Greifensteinite and Quartz.
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SOUTH AMERICA (excl. Brazil)

Gold
Gold. Front
Front
Gold. Rear
Rear
Gold  

NG57AM9: Very aerial dendritic growth of elongated and very sharp Gold crystals, with marked window growths on some of the faces. Sharper than usual in these local deposits.
The specimen comes from the Ignacio Gaspar Sintes collection (number GOLD-C1), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Los Delirios claim, Delirios III cut, Municipio Vetas, Soto Province, Santander Department  Colombia

Specimen size: 2 × 1.4 × 0.2 cm = 0.79” × 0.55” × 0.08”

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar

Weight: 0.8 grams



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Gold
Gold  

NF98AM9: Very aerial dendritic growth of elongated and very sharp Gold crystals, with distinct window growths on some of the faces. Sharper than usual in these local deposits, and with small remnants of Quartz matrix.
The specimen comes from the Ignacio Gaspar Sintes collection (number GOLD-C), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Los Delirios claim, Delirios III cut, Municipio Vetas, Soto Province, Santander Department  Colombia

Specimen size: 2.3 × 2.1 × 0.3 cm = 0.91” × 0.83” × 0.12”

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar

Weight: 1.4 grams



Gold. Front
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Gold. Rear
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Rhodonite
Rhodonite. Rhodonite.
 

TX96AM9: Divergent growths of flattened Rhodonite crystals, lustrous, translucent, with some transparent terminations and an intense color, with whitish zoning. The crystals are more isolated than usual in specimens from this provenance, and are on a Calcite matrix.
San Martín Mine, Chiurucu (Chiuruco), Huallanca District, Bolognesi Province, Ancash Department  Peru

Specimen size: 5.4 × 3.4 × 2.1 cm = 2.13” × 1.34” × 0.83”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.8 cm = 0.47” × 0.31”




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Quartz (variety rose quartz)
 

MH14AM9: A novelty at Tucson Virtual 2021. Unusual fan-shaped growths on matrix of translucent, lustrous and deep pink Quartz crystals whose color is not due to inclusions of iron oxides but rather is inherent to the Quartz itself. The exact name of the mine is not yet known, but it will surely become known with the passage of time.
Huancayo District, Huancayo Province, Junín Department  Peru (2020)

Specimen size: 2.7 × 2.5 × 1.9 cm = 1.06” × 0.98” × 0.75”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.1 cm = 0.16” × 0.04”




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

MA11AM9: A novelty at Tucson Virtual 2021. Unusual fan-shaped growths on matrix of translucent, lustrous and deep pink Quartz crystals whose color is not due to inclusions of iron oxides but rather is inherent to the Quartz itself. The exact name of the mine is not yet known, but it will surely become known with the passage of time.
Huancayo District, Huancayo Province, Junín Department  Peru (2020)

Specimen size: 4.1 × 2.5 × 1.3 cm = 1.61” × 0.98” × 0.51”

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




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Quartz (variety rose quartz)
 

MC10AM9: A novelty at Tucson Virtual 2021. Unusual fan-shaped growths on matrix of translucent, lustrous and deep pink Quartz crystals whose color is not due to inclusions of iron oxides but rather is inherent to the Quartz itself. The exact name of the mine is not yet known, but it will surely become known with the passage of time.
Huancayo District, Huancayo Province, Junín Department  Peru (2020)

Specimen size: 3.6 × 2.9 × 2.4 cm = 1.42” × 1.14” × 0.94”

Main crystal size: 2.3 × 1.3 cm = 0.91” × 0.51”




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

MD11AM9: A novelty at Tucson Virtual 2021. Unusual fan-shaped growths on matrix of translucent, lustrous and deep pink Quartz crystals whose color is not due to inclusions of iron oxides but rather is inherent to the Quartz itself. The exact name of the mine is not yet known, but it will surely become known with the passage of time.
Huancayo District, Huancayo Province, Junín Department  Peru (2020)

Specimen size: 4.4 × 3.3 × 2.6 cm = 1.73” × 1.30” × 1.02”

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




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Quartz (variety rose quartz)
 

MG13AM9: A novelty at Tucson Virtual 2021. Unusual fan-shaped growths on matrix of translucent, lustrous and deep pink Quartz crystals whose color is not due to inclusions of iron oxides but rather is inherent to the Quartz itself. The exact name of the mine is not yet known, but it will surely become known with the passage of time.
Huancayo District, Huancayo Province, Junín Department  Peru (2020)

Specimen size: 4.6 × 2.5 × 1.7 cm = 1.81” × 0.98” × 0.67”

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




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

ME11AM9: A novelty at Tucson Virtual 2021. Unusual fan-shaped growths on matrix of translucent, lustrous and deep pink Quartz crystals whose color is not due to inclusions of iron oxides but rather is inherent to the Quartz itself. The exact name of the mine is not yet known, but it will surely become known with the passage of time.
Huancayo District, Huancayo Province, Junín Department  Peru (2020)

Specimen size: 4.6 × 2.6 × 2.5 cm = 1.81” × 1.02” × 0.98”

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




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Quartz (variety rose quartz)
 

MF11AM9: A novelty at Tucson Virtual 2021. Unusual fan-shaped growths on matrix of translucent, lustrous and deep pink Quartz crystals whose color is not due to inclusions of iron oxides but rather is inherent to the Quartz itself. The exact name of the mine is not yet known, but it will surely become known with the passage of time.
Huancayo District, Huancayo Province, Junín Department  Peru (2020)

Specimen size: 4.3 × 3.9 × 2 cm = 1.69” × 1.54” × 0.79”

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




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

MC11AM9: A novelty at Tucson Virtual 2021. Unusual fan-shaped growths on matrix of translucent, lustrous and deep pink Quartz crystals whose color is not due to inclusions of iron oxides but rather is inherent to the Quartz itself. The exact name of the mine is not yet known, but it will surely become known with the passage of time.
Huancayo District, Huancayo Province, Junín Department  Peru (2020)

Specimen size: 5.1 × 3.4 × 1.9 cm = 2.01” × 1.34” × 0.75”

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




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Quartz (variety rose quartz)
 

MJ14AM9: A novelty at Tucson Virtual 2021. Unusual fan-shaped growths on matrix of translucent, lustrous and deep pink Quartz crystals whose color is not due to inclusions of iron oxides but rather is inherent to the Quartz itself. The exact name of the mine is not yet known, but it will surely become known with the passage of time.
Huancayo District, Huancayo Province, Junín Department  Peru (2020)

Specimen size: 5.1 × 2.6 × 2.6 cm = 2.01” × 1.02” × 1.02”

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




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

MP16AM9: A novelty at Tucson Virtual 2021. Unusual fan-shaped growths on matrix of translucent, lustrous and deep pink Quartz crystals whose color is not due to inclusions of iron oxides but rather is inherent to the Quartz itself. The exact name of the mine is not yet known, but it will surely become known with the passage of time.
This specimen has been published on the Mineralogical Record´s web page, in the 'What's New' section, report 60, May 23, 2021 edition, page 6
Huancayo District, Huancayo Province, Junín Department  Peru (2020)

Specimen size: 5.8 × 3.6 × 2.3 cm = 2.28” × 1.42” × 0.91”

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




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Quartz (variety rose quartz)
 

MK87AM9: A novelty at Tucson Virtual 2021: Original spheroidal growths of translucent, lustrous and deep pink Quartz crystals (rose quartz variety) whose color is not due to inclusions of iron oxides, but is their intrinsic color. The specimen, somewhat different from those known until now, stands out both for its size and for the intensity of its color. The precise name of the mine is not yet known, but it will surely become known with the passage of time.
Huancayo District, Huancayo Province, Junín Department  Peru (2020)

Specimen size: 23.8 × 17.4 × 4.9 cm = 9.37” × 6.85” × 1.93”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.2 cm = 0.24” × 0.08”




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

Cinnabar with Dolomite
Cinnabar with Dolomite. Front
Front
Cinnabar with Dolomite. Top
Top
Cinnabar with Dolomite.
Cinnabar with Dolomite  

NT99AM9: Cinnabar crystal on matrix with a dominant rhombohedral habit, with very well defined faces and edges, translucent, very lustrous, with an intense color and vivid reflections, associated with white Dolomite crystals. Contrary to what usually happens with Chinese Cinnabar specimens, the matrix has not been sawn on either side.
Chatian Mine, Chatian District, Fenghuang, Xiangxi Autonomous Prefecture, Hunan Province  China (±2001)

Specimen size: 7.7 × 5.6 × 6.2 cm = 3.03” × 2.20” × 2.44”

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

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar



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ASIA (excl. China)

Molybdenite with Quartz
 

TT56AM9: Parallel growths of Molybdenite crystals with much sharper crystal forms than usual for the species, with very bright luster, on a Quartz matrix.
Wolfram camp, Dimbulah, Mareeba Shire, Queensland  Australia

Specimen size: 6 × 5.7 × 4.2 cm = 2.36” × 2.24” × 1.65”

Main crystal size: 3.8 × 2.7 cm = 1.50” × 1.06”




Molybdenite with Quartz. Molybdenite with Quartz.
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