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MOROCCO

Silver with Calcite
Silver with Calcite. Silver with Calcite.
 

TR27AN0: A novelty post-Easter 2021. Isolated cubic Silver groups and crystals with extraordinarily well defined faces and edges, very bright and on a rock matrix with Calcite, which has been acidified.
A´t Ahmane, Bou Azzer District, Zagora Province, DrÔa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (12/2020)

Specimen size: 3 × 2 × 1.5 cm = 1.18” × 0.79” × 0.59”

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


€220 / US$265 / JPY28920 / AUD$342

Reservado
Malachite
 

TM66AN0: Druse of elongated primary Malachite crystals (not pseudomorphs), some of them doubly terminated, with good terminations, on matrix.
El Fecht prospects, El Fecht, Oumjrane, Tinghir Province, DrÔa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 5.2 × 4.4 × 2.7 cm = 2.05” × 1.73” × 1.06”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.2 cm = 0.35” × 0.08”




Malachite. Malachite.
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Azurite
Azurite. Front
Front
Azurite. Side
Side
Azurite.
 

TM27AN0: Floater aggregate of flattened and very sharp Azurite crystals, with bright luster and a very vivid color that is reminiscent of the electric blue of Milpillas crystals.
Oumjrane mining area, Alnif, Tinghir Province, DrÔa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (12/2017)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 4.7 × 2 cm = 2.44” × 1.85” × 0.79”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.6 cm = 0.47” × 0.24”


€240 / US$289 / JPY31550 / AUD$373

Reservado
Azurite with Dolomite
Azurite with Dolomite  

NP47AN0: Elongated Azurite crystals, one of them clearly dominant and doubly terminated, lustrous, on matrix with small white rhombohedral Dolomite crystals.
The specimen comes from the Ignacio Gaspar Sintes collection (number AZU-6), whose catalogue entry we will send to the buyer.
Shaft IX (Puit IX), Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (1994)

Specimen size: 5.5 × 4 × 3 cm = 2.17” × 1.57” × 1.18”

Main crystal size: 4.1 × 1.3 cm = 1.61” × 0.51”

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar

€260 / US$313 / JPY34180 / AUD$404

Azurite with Dolomite. Azurite with Dolomite.
Reservado
Calcite with Siderite
Calcite with Siderite. Front
Front
Calcite with Siderite. Side
Side
 

TA86AN0: Parallel growths of white lenticular crystals of Calcite, translucent, with good luster and a white color, which formed on a group of rhombohedral lenticular crystals of Siderite. It comes from a mine from which few specimens have been seen.
Iouriren Mine (AGM Mine), Akka, Tafraout, Tiznit Province, Souss-Massa Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 7.1 × 6.1 × 4.4 cm = 2.80” × 2.40” × 1.73”

Main crystal size: 4.1 × 1.1 cm = 1.61” × 0.43”

Fluorescent long & short UV



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Quartz with Siderite and Gypsum
 

AT12AN0: Quartz crystal, transparent and with inclusions, extraordinarily lustrous, on a matrix of rhombohedral Siderite crystals with small coatings of Gypsum. From a very little known locality.
Tazoult NÔra deposit, Jebel Boutaraf, Taouz, Er Rachidia Province, DrÔa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (1999)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 3.3 × 4 cm = 2.52” × 1.30” × 1.57”

Main crystal size: 2.6 × 1.1 cm = 1.02” × 0.43”




Quartz with Siderite and Gypsum. Quartz with Siderite and Gypsum.
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Quartz with Siderite and Gypsum
Quartz with Siderite and Gypsum. Quartz with Siderite and Gypsum.
 

AM14AN0: Two Quartz crystals, one of them partially doubly terminated, transparent and with inclusions, extraordinarily lustrous, on a matrix of rhombohedral Siderite crystals with small coatings of Gypsum. From a very little known locality.
Tazoult NÔra deposit, Jebel Boutaraf, Taouz, Er Rachidia Province, DrÔa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (1999)

Specimen size: 5.6 × 3.4 × 3.4 cm = 2.20” × 1.34” × 1.34”

Main crystal size: 3.4 × 1.4 cm = 1.34” × 0.55”




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Vanadinite
 

AB86AN0: Floater group of tabular Vanadinite crystals that form polycrystalline growths, with lustrous faces and a very vivid, intense and uniform red color. Different from others from this mine.
ACF Mine, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, DrÔa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (1994)

Specimen size: 5.1 × 4.2 × 3.6 cm = 2.01” × 1.65” × 1.42”


€220 / US$265 / JPY28920 / AUD$342

Vanadinite. Front
Front
Vanadinite. Rear
Rear
Vanadinite. Bottom
Bottom
Vanadinite.
Reservado
Acanthite with Chlorargyrite and Proustite
Acanthite with Chlorargyrite and Proustite. Acanthite with Chlorargyrite and Proustite.
Acanthite with Chlorargyrite and Proustite. Acanthite with Chlorargyrite and Proustite.

Recorded under LED light
 

TX89AN0: Acanthite crystals on matrix, very sharp, with coatings in some areas of yellow Chlorargyrite of good size and filamentous appearance. Proustite is also present and in general the specimen is notable both for the definition of the Acanthite crystals and for the fact that they are on a rock matrix, which is very rare in this deposit.
Imiter Mine, Jebel Saghro, Imiter District, Tinghir Province, DrÔa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2020)

Specimen size: 14.2 × 10.3 × 5 cm = 5.59” × 4.06” × 1.97”

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




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Gold (spinel twin)
 

TZ86AN0: These elegant Golds were found for the first time in 2020. Group of elongated and flattened Gold crystals, with parallel growths and twinned according to the spinel law. 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: 1.2 × 0.6 × 0.3 cm = 0.47” × 0.24” × 0.12”

Weight: 1.1 gramos



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

TQ97AN0: These elegant Golds were found for the first time in 2020. Very aerial group of elongated and flattened leafy growths of Gold, with very sharp parallel growths. 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 × 1 × 0.5 cm = 0.91” × 0.39” × 0.20”

Weight: 1.4 grams



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Gold (spinel twin) with Quartz
 

TP49AN0: These elegant Golds were found for the first time in 2020. Very aerial and elongated group of Gold crystals with excellent crystallization, with the dominant crystal forms being the dodecahedron and the octahedron in highly stylized parallel growths, with sharp twins according to the spinel law. The specimen has a little transparent Quartz matrix. 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: 1.5 × 0.6 × 0.4 cm = 0.59” × 0.24” × 0.16”

Weight: 0.6 grams



Gold (spinel twin) with Quartz. Front / Photo: Joaquim CallÚn
Front / Photo: Joaquim CallÚn
Gold (spinel twin) with Quartz. Rear / Photo: Joaquim CallÚn
Rear / Photo: Joaquim CallÚn
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Gold (spinel twin)
Gold (spinel twin). Front / Photo: Joaquim CallÚn
Front / Photo: Joaquim CallÚn
Gold (spinel twin). Rear / Photo: Joaquim CallÚn
Rear / Photo: Joaquim CallÚn
 

TB98AN0: These elegant Golds were found for the first time in 2020. Very aerial and elongated group of Gold crystals with excellent crystallization, with the dominant crystal forms being the dodecahedron and the octahedron in highly stylized parallel growths and with sharp spinel-law twins. 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: 1.9 × 0.4 × 0.3 cm = 0.75” × 0.16” × 0.12”

Weight; 0.6 grams



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Gold (spinel twin)
 

TE91AN0: These elegant Golds were found for the first time in 2020. Very aerial and elongated group of Gold crystals with excellent crystallization, dominated by crystal forms of the dodecahedron and octahedron in highly stylized parallel growths, with sharp spinel-law twins. 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 × 0.7 × 0.3 cm = 0.79” × 0.28” × 0.12”

Weight: 1.0 grams



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

TM71AN0: These elegant Golds were found for the first time in 2020. Very aerial and elongated group of Gold crystals with excellent crystallization, dominated by crystal forms of the dodecahedron and octahedron in highly stylized parallel growths, with sharp spinel-law twins. 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: 2.1 × 0.4 × 0.4 cm = 0.83” × 0.16” × 0.16”

Weight: 0.8 grams



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Gold (spinel twin)
 

TV98AN0: These elegant Golds were found for the first time in 2020. Very aerial and elongated group of Gold crystals with excellent crystallization, dominated by crystal forms of the dodecahedron and octahedron in highly stylized parallel growths, with sharp spinel-law twins. 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: 2.2 × 0.3 × 0.3 cm = 0.87” × 0.12” × 0.12”

Weight: 0.5 grams



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

TD94AN0: These elegant Golds were found for the first time in 2020. Very aerial and elongated group of Gold crystals with excellent crystallization, dominated by crystal forms of the dodecahedron and octahedron in highly stylized parallel growths, with sharp spinel-law twins. 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 × 0.3 cm = 0.91” × 0.24” × 0.12”

Weight: 1.2 grams



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Gold (spinel twin)
 

TE16AN0: These elegant Golds were found for the first time in 2020. Very aerial and elongated group of Gold crystals with excellent crystallization, dominated by crystal forms of the dodecahedron and octahedron in highly stylized parallel growths, with sharp spinel-law twins. 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: 2.6 × 0.6 × 0.5 cm = 1.02” × 0.24” × 0.20”

Weight 1.4 grams

€1100 / US$1327 / JPY144610 / AUD$1713

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

TF96AN0: These elegant Golds were found for the first time in 2020. Very aerial and elongated group of Gold crystals with excellent crystallization, dominated by crystal forms of the dodecahedron and octahedron in highly stylized parallel growths, with sharp spinel-law twins. 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 × 0.7 × 0.5 cm = 0.91” × 0.28” × 0.20”

Weight: 2.4 grams



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Gold (spinel twin)
 

TB37AN0: These elegant Golds were found for the first time in 2020. Very aerial and elongated group of Gold crystals with excellent crystallization, dominated by crystal forms of the dodecahedron and octahedron in highly stylized parallel growths, with sharp spinel-law twins. 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: 3.8 × 0.5 × 0.4 cm = 1.50” × 0.20” × 0.16”

Weight: 2.8 grams



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

TX67AN0: These elegant Golds were first found in 2020. This specimen is different from others of the same find, but it also has excellent crystallization, the dominant crystal forms being the dodecahedron and octahedron, with a sharp spinel-law twin. 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: 1.5 × 1 × 0.9 cm = 0.59” × 0.39” × 0.35”

Weight: 3.7 grams



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AFRICA (excl. Morocco)

Fluorite
 

FR27AN0: Group of very sharp Fluorite crystals, transparent, very lustrous, with inclusions and with a pale violet color. The specimen, of great quality for the locality, which is little disclosed among collectors, comes from the Jan Buma collection (number 981023), whose catalogue card we will send to the buyer.
Hammam-Zriba Mine, Zriba, Zaghouan Governorate  Tunisia (±1998)

Specimen size: 2.7 × 2.1 × 2.1 cm = 1.06” × 0.83” × 0.83”

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

Former collection of Jan Buma

€220 / US$265 / JPY28920 / AUD$342

Fluorite. Front
Front
Fluorite. Rear
Rear
Fluorite. Side
Side
Reservado
Mimetite with Willemite
Mimetite with Willemite. Front
Front
Mimetite with Willemite. Rear
Rear
Mimetite with Willemite.
Mimetite with Willemite  

NF49AN0: Tapered Mimetite crystals, some of them doubly terminated, translucent, with good luster and a bright yellow color, covering a layer of bluish globular Willemite growths on matrix.
A Tsumeb classic, although with a different association than usual there. It comes from the Ignacio Gaspar Sintes collection (number MIT-4), whose catalogue entry we will send to the buyer.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 9 × 4 × 4 cm = 3.54” × 1.57” × 1.57”

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

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar

Willemite fluorescent short UV

€440 / US$531 / JPY57840 / AUD$685

Reservado

SOUTH AMERICA (excl. Brazil)

Andorite with Zinkenite
Andorite with Zinkenite  

ND56AN0: Parallel growth of flattened Andorite crystals, very sharp, with good luster, and partially covered by acicular Zinkenite crystals.
The specimen comes from the Ignacio Gaspar Sintes collection (number AND-7), whose catalogue card we will send to the buyer.
San JosÚ Mine, Oruro City, Cercado Province, Oruro Department  Bolivia

Specimen size: 3.2 × 2.5 × 0.8 cm = 1.26” × 0.98” × 0.31”

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar



Andorite with Zinkenite. Andorite with Zinkenite.
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Quartz (variety rose quartz)
Quartz (variety rose quartz). Quartz (variety rose quartz).
 

MP17AN0: Original fan-shaped growths on matrix of translucent, lustrous and pink Quartz crystals, the color of which is not due to inclusions of iron oxides but is their natural color. The precise name of the mine is not yet known, but will surely become known with the passage of time.
Huancayo District, Huancayo Province, JunÝn Department  Peru (2020)

Specimen size: 16.5 × 13.4 × 6.3 cm = 6.50” × 5.28” × 2.48”

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




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ASIA (excl. China)

Tellurium with Quartz
Tellurium with Quartz  

NP66AN0: Native Tellurium crystals, the best known for this species, have developed in well-formed groups, with sharp crystal forms and larger than usual. The results of the analyses, which will be provided to the buyer, define the mineral as pure native Tellurium. The locality of origin is also interesting, little known to most mineralogists.
Emperor Mine, Vatukoula, Tavua, Viti Levu Island  Fiji (±2004)

Specimen size: 3.8 × 2.1 × 1.3 cm = 1.50” × 0.83” × 0.51”

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

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar

€160 / US$193 / JPY21030 / AUD$249

Tellurium with Quartz. Tellurium with Quartz.
Reservado
Beryl (variety aquamarine)
Beryl (variety aquamarine). Front
Front
Beryl (variety aquamarine). Rear
Rear
 

MC47AN0: Two Beryl crystals (aquamarine variety), one of them very aerial, with very sharp crystal forms and a pyramidal termination, transparent, lustrous, and with an excellent, intense and uniform sky-blue color.
Quỳ ChÔu District, Nghŕ An Province  Vietnam (2015)

Specimen size: 3.5 × 1.5 × 0.5 cm = 1.38” × 0.59” × 0.20”

Main crystal size: 3.5 × 0.2 cm = 1.38” × 0.08”


€240 / US$289 / JPY31550 / AUD$373

Reservado
Beryl (variety aquamarine)
 

TD27AN0: Two Beryl crystals (aquamarine variety), one of them very aerial, with very sharp crystal forms and a pyramidal termination, transparent, lustrous, and with an excellent, intense and uniform sky-blue color.
Quỳ ChÔu District, Nghŕ An Province  Vietnam (2015)

Specimen size: 3.5 × 2.5 × 1 cm = 1.38” × 0.98” × 0.39”

Main crystal size: 3 × 0.2 cm = 1.18” × 0.08”


€260 / US$316 / JPY34350 / AUD$403

Beryl (variety aquamarine). Front
Front
Beryl (variety aquamarine). Rear
Rear
Reservado
Zunyite with Hematite
Zunyite with Hematite. Front
Front
Zunyite with Hematite. Rear
Rear
 

MM88AN0: Floater crystal of Zunyite, a rare aluminum sorosilicate-fluoride, tetrahedral and beveled by cube faces, of good size, has very well defined and smooth faces and a color between reddish and dark brown. 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: 2.3 × 2.2 × 1.9 cm = 0.91” × 0.87” × 0.75”




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Epidote with Quartz
 

TR86AN0: Fan-shaped growths of Epidote crystals with a prismatic habit and sharp crystal forms, translucent, with bright luster and an intense, deep and uniform green color, on a matrix of transparent Quartz crystals.
Zard Mountain, Ras Koh Mountains, Kharan, Kharan District, Balochistan (Baluchistan)  Pakistan

Specimen size: 6.9 × 2.8 × 4.5 cm = 2.72” × 1.10” × 1.77”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 1.5 cm = 0.98” × 0.59”




Epidote with Quartz. Epidote with Quartz.
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