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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


MOROCCO

Bornite with Quartz
Bornite with Quartz. Bornite with Quartz.
Bornite with Quartz  

CR63AN1: Tristetrahedral Bornite crystal with sharp crystal forms, bright metallic luster and intense iridescence, on matrix, with Quartz.
This specimen comes from the Carles Curto collection, whose label and computer catalogue entry we will send to the buyer.
Bleida Mine, Tinzouline, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (±1980)

Specimen size: 3.7 × 2 × 1.7 cm = 1.46” × 0.79” × 0.67”

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

Former collection of Carles Curto



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Azurite with Dolomite and Malachite

Recorded under LED light
 

EH69AN1: Group of very sharp Azurite crystals with well defined crystal forms, bright luster and a very vivid color, partially covered by spheroidal growths of Malachite and small white Dolomite crystals.
Oumjrane mining area, Alnif, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (04-05/2015)

Specimen size: 4.5 × 3.3 × 2.7 cm = 1.77” × 1.30” × 1.06”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 1 cm = 0.43” × 0.39”




Azurite with Dolomite and Malachite. Front
Front
Azurite with Dolomite and Malachite. Side
Side
Azurite with Dolomite and Malachite.
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Vanadinite
Vanadinite. Front
Front
Vanadinite. Rear
Rear
Vanadinite. Bottom
Bottom
Vanadinite. Top
Top
 

EF97AN1: From a deeper find than usual in the Coud'a area, parallel polycrystalline aggregates that form a feathery growth of very lustrous and uniform tabular crystals with a very vivid and uniform magenta-red color, slightly less bright on the back.
Coud'a, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (04-05/2019)

Specimen size: 7.2 × 1.7 × 1 cm = 2.83” × 0.67” × 0.39”

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




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Vanadinite

Recorded under LED light
 

EF86AN1: From a find deeper than usual in the Coud'a area, with large and thick tabular crystals, extraordinarily lustrous and with a very vivid and uniform red color, slightly less bright and lighter in color on the back.
Mohamedine, Coud'a, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (01-02/2019)

Specimen size: 7.5 × 6.1 × 2.8 cm = 2.95” × 2.40” × 1.10”

Main crystal size: 2.6 × 1.4 cm = 1.02” × 0.55”




Vanadinite. Front
Front
Vanadinite. Side
Side
Vanadinite. Vanadinite.
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Baryte with Quartz and Pyrite
Baryte with Quartz and Pyrite. Front
Front
Baryte with Quartz and Pyrite. Rear
Rear
Baryte with Quartz and Pyrite.
 

EQ86AN1: Fine doubly terminated tabular crystal of Baryte, transparent, with bright luster and a pale blue color, on a Quartz matrix with small groups of Pyrite crystals.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (04/2018)

Specimen size: 8 × 6 × 4.8 cm = 3.15” × 2.36” × 1.89”

Main crystal size: 6.4 × 0.7 cm = 2.52” × 0.28”




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Silver with Calcite and Löllingite
 

TX17AN1: 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, and small crystals of Löllingite (analyzed)
Aďt Ahmane, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (12/2020)

Specimen size: 1.7 × 1.2 × 0.9 cm = 0.67” × 0.47” × 0.35”

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

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV



Silver with Calcite and Löllingite. Front
Front
Silver with Calcite and Löllingite. Rear
Rear
Silver with Calcite and Löllingite. Top
Top
Silver with Calcite and Löllingite.
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Silver with Calcite
Silver with Calcite. Silver with Calcite.
 

TE67AN1: 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.
Aďt Ahmane, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (12/2020)

Specimen size: 2.5 × 2.1 × 1.3 cm = 0.98” × 0.83” × 0.51”

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

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV



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Silver with Calcite and Löllingite
 

TF97AN1: 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, and small crystals of Löllingite.
Aďt Ahmane, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (12/2020)

Specimen size: 3.4 × 1.9 × 1.6 cm = 1.34” × 0.75” × 0.63”

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

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV



Silver with Calcite and Löllingite. Front
Front
Silver with Calcite and Löllingite. Rear
Rear
Silver with Calcite and Löllingite.
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Silver with Calcite and Löllingite
Silver with Calcite and Löllingite. Front
Front
Silver with Calcite and Löllingite. Rear
Rear
Silver with Calcite and Löllingite. Side
Side
Silver with Calcite and Löllingite.
 

TP51AN1: A novelty post-Easter 2021. Isolated cubic Silver groups and crystals cubics and cuboctahedral with well defined faces and edges, bright and partially coated by Löllingite (analyzed). On a rock matrix with Calcite, which has been acidified.
Aďt Ahmane, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (12/2020)

Specimen size: 3.4 × 3 × 2.1 cm = 1.34” × 1.18” × 0.83”

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

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV



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AFRICA (excl. Morocco)

Carrollite

Recorded under LED light
 

TA96AN1: Complete cubo-octahedral floater crystal of Carrollite, sharp, with octahedral faces predominating, very lustrous and with well defined crystal forms. To highlight a rare characteristic in the Carrollites of this deposit, the crystal is a complete floater with all its faces well developed.
Kamoya South II Mine, Kamoya, Kambove District, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba)  Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire) (2016-2017)

Specimen size: 4.3 × 3 × 2.8 cm = 1.69” × 1.18” × 1.10”




Carrollite. Front
Front
Carrollite. Side
Side
Carrollite. Side
Side
Carrollite. Side
Side
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Carrollite with Pyrophyllite
Carrollite with Pyrophyllite. Front
Front
Carrollite with Pyrophyllite. Side
Side
Carrollite with Pyrophyllite. Side
Side

Recorded under LED light
 

TB37AN1: Complete cubo-octahedral floater crystal of Carrollite, sharp, with octahedral faces predominating, very lustrous and with well defined crystal forms. To highlight a rare characteristic in the Carrollites of this deposit, the crystal is a complete floater with all its faces well developed.
Kamoya South II Mine, Kamoya, Kambove District, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba)  Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire) (2016-2017)

Specimen size: 3.7 × 3.4 × 3.4 cm = 1.46” × 1.34” × 1.34”




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Carrollite with Pyrophyllite

Recorded under LED light
 

TC47AN1: Complete cubo-octahedral floater crystal of Carrollite, sharp, with octahedral faces predominating, very lustrous and with well defined crystal forms. To highlight a rare characteristic in the Carrollites of this deposit, the crystal is a complete floater with all its faces well developed except at the base of the crystal which exhibits polycrystalline growths and remains of contact with the matrix and leafy Pyrophyllite crystals.
Kamoya South II Mine, Kamoya, Kambove District, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba)  Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire) (2016-2017)

Specimen size: 4.1 × 3.8 × 3.3 cm = 1.61” × 1.50” × 1.30”




Carrollite with Pyrophyllite. Front
Front
Carrollite with Pyrophyllite. Rear
Rear
Carrollite with Pyrophyllite. Side
Side
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ASIA (excl. China)

Augite
Augite. Front
Front
Augite. Side
Side
Augite. Rear
Rear
 

TP87AN1: Sharp Augite crystal, with very distinct parallel growths, bright luster and lively dark green reflections on the edges. The specimen has been analyzed and we will send the buyer a copy of the analysis.
Arondu, Basha Valley, Shigar District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas)  Pakistan

Specimen size: 3.6 × 3 × 2.1 cm = 1.42” × 1.18” × 0.83”

Main crystal size: 3.2 × 2.7 cm = 1.26” × 1.06”




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