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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

 

 

Chronicle of the Sainte
Marie Virtual 2021

 

 

Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines

Minerals and Personality
Minerals and Personality. Minerals and Personality.
Minerals and Personality. Minerals and Personality.

Ste. Marie is different!
 

S.M.2021:

Alsace in the heart

Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines -> since 1964
  








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Tradition and Nature - Ste. Marie 2005
I catch you! - Ste. Marie 2015
Ste. Marie takes care of the details - Ste. Marie 2005
Tradition and Nature
- Ste. Marie 2005
I catch you! - Ste. Marie 2015 Ste. Marie takes care of
the details - Ste. Marie 2005

BOB NOBLE THUMBNAIL COLLECTION


Here we are - Ste. Marie 2006
Moving all around - Ste. Marie 2012
Crowdy avenues - Ste. Marie 2014
History and more History - Ste. Marie 2012
Here we are - Ste. Marie 2006 Moving all around - Ste. Marie 2012 Crowdy avenues - Ste. Marie 2014 History and more History
- Ste. Marie 2012


Minium
 

TB14AN2: Nodular growths of Minium, a rare species in mineral collections, uniform bright red in color, on matrix, with Quartz and Galena in cavernous and grainy aggregates.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Tonopah-Belmont Mine, Belmont Mountain, Tonopah, Osborn District, Bighorn Mountains, Maricopa County, Arizona  USA

Specimen size: 2.6 × 2.3 × 1.4 cm = 1.02” × 0.91” × 0.55”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Minium. Minium.
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Vanadinite
Vanadinite. Vanadinite.
 

TA16AN2: Crust, on matrix, of Vanadinite crystals with a prismatic habit, many of them doubly terminated, with bright luster and an intense and uniform color between red and orange.
We will ship the specimen, from a classic American locality, in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Puzzler Mine, Adams Mine group, Kofa Game Range, Castle Dome District, Castle Dome Mountains, Yuma County, Arizona  USA

Specimen size: 3.1 × 1.7 × 1.8 cm = 1.22” × 0.67” × 0.71”

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

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Wulfenite
 

TC66AN2: Parallel growth on a tiny bit of matrix of two Wulfenite crystals with pyramidal faces, well developed, with bright luster and a very vivid and uniform red color.
We will ship the specimen, from one of the great classic American localities, in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Red Cloud Mine, Trigo Mountains, Silver District, La Paz County, Arizona  USA

Specimen size: 1.7 × 1.4 × 0.2 cm = 0.67” × 0.55” × 0.08”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Wulfenite. Wulfenite.
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Bixbyite
Bixbyite. Bixbyite.
 

TD27AN2: Twinned Bixbyite crystal with very sharp twin shapes and an intense luster. A classic of American mineralogy. With a tiny bit of rhyolite matrix.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Solar Wind Claim, Thomas Range, Juab County, Utah  USA

Specimen size: 1.1 × 1 × 0.8 cm = 0.43” × 0.39” × 0.31”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Pyromorphite
 

TE13AN2: Pyromorphite crystals with a rounded habit due to the curved faces and edges, with bright luster and a yellowish green color.
We will ship the specimen, from one of the great classic American localities, in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Bunker Hill Mine, Bunker Hill properties, Kellogg, Coeur d'Alene District, Shoshone County, Idaho  USA

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

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

Former collection of Bob Noble



Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.
Order
Rutile
Rutile. Rutile.
 

TF16AN2: Very sharp floater Rutile crystal with another smaller crystal in parallel growth. The specimen is translucent, with great luster and vivid red reflections.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label, which shows that it was previously in the Melanson collection.
Champion Mine, White Mountain Peak, White Mountains, Mono County, California  USA

Specimen size: 1.8 × 1.4 × 1.1 cm = 0.71” × 0.55” × 0.43”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Arsenopyrite with Boulangerite
 

TG14AN2: Very sharp and equant crystals of Arsenopyrite, very lustrous, with coatings of felted groups of acicular Boulangerite crystals.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label, which shows that it was previously in the Melanson collection.
Noche Buena Mine, Noche Buena, Municipio Mazapil, Zacatecas  Mexico

Specimen size: 3.1 × 2.3 × 1.9 cm = 1.22” × 0.91” × 0.75”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.5 cm = 0.31” × 0.20”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Arsenopyrite with Boulangerite. Arsenopyrite with Boulangerite.
Arsenopyrite with Boulangerite.
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Danburite
Danburite. Danburite.
 

TH14AN2: Two very sharp Danburite crystals, with excellent terminations, completely water-clear and very lustrous.
We will send the specimen, from one of the great classic Mexican localities, in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Charcas, Municipio Charcas, San Luis Potosí  Mexico

Specimen size: 3.1 × 1.9 × 1 cm = 1.22” × 0.75” × 0.39”

Main crystal size: 3.1 × 1 cm = 1.22” × 0.39”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Galena
 

TJ14AN2: Group of very shiny cubic Galena crystals, with surfaces showing dissolution forms, Pyrite intergrowths and small Calcite crystal coatings.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label, which shows that it was previously in the Melanson collection.
Madan mining area, Rhodope Mountains, Smolyan Oblast  Bulgaria

Specimen size: 3.1 × 2.5 × 1.8 cm = 1.22” × 0.98” × 0.71”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.3 cm = 0.79” × 0.51”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Galena. Galena.
Order
Datolite
Datolite. Front
Front
Datolite. Side
Side
 

TK14AN2: Group of Datolite crystals very rich in faces, translucent, with good luster and a pale green color with slightly bluish tones.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Bor Pit, Dalnegorsk B deposit, Dalnegorsk, Dalnegorsk Urban District, Primorsky Krai  Russia

Specimen size: 3.7 × 1.9 × 1.9 cm = 1.46” × 0.75” × 0.75”

Main crystal size: 2.4 × 2 cm = 0.94” × 0.79”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Sphalerite with Calcite and Quartz
 

TL26AN2: Group of very sharp Sphalerite crystals with a tetrahedral habit, lustrous, on matrix, with Calcite and Quartz.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label, which shows that it was previously in the Melanson collection.
Nikolaevski Mine, Dalnegorsk, Dalnegorsk Urban District, Primorsky Krai, Far-Eastern Region  Russia

Specimen size: 3 × 2.6 × 2.4 cm = 1.18” × 1.02” × 0.94”

Main crystal size: 2.6 × 2.4 cm = 1.02” × 0.94”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Sphalerite with Calcite and Quartz. Sphalerite with Calcite and Quartz.
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Vanadinite
Vanadinite. Vanadinite.
 

TM14AN2: Parallel growth of Vanadinite crystals with pyramidal shapes, with bright luster and a very vivid and uniform red color.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Bou Almaden (Bou el Maden), Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 2.7 × 1.4 × 0.8 cm = 1.06” × 0.55” × 0.31”

Main crystal size: 1.7 ×  0.6 cm = 0.67” × 0.24”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Vanadinite
 

TN13AN2: Group of tabular Vanadinite crystals, of good size, with bright luster and a deep red color.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
ACF Mine, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 3.1 × 2.7 × 1.8 cm = 1.22” × 1.06” × 0.71”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 1 cm = 0.55” × 0.39”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Vanadinite. Vanadinite.
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Opal
Opal. Opal.
 

TP11AN2: Concretion, on a rock matrix, of iris opal with vivid tones, among which green and orange predominate.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Tsehay Mewcha, Wegeltena, Delanta District, Debub Wollo Zone (South Wollo Zone), Amhara Region  Ethiopia

Specimen size: 2.3 × 1.6 × 2 cm = 0.91” × 0.63” × 0.79”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Descloizite
 

TQ16AN2: Parallel growth of very sharp and lustrous Descloizite crystals with dark tones. A classic from Namíbia.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label, which shows that it was previously in the Melanson collection.
Berg Aukas, Grootfontein District, Otjozondjupa Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 3.6 × 1.5 × 1.5 cm = 1.42” × 0.59” × 0.59”

Main crystal size: 3.6 × 1.2 cm = 1.42” × 0.47”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Descloizite. Descloizite.
Order
Topaz
Topaz. Topaz.
 

TN16AN2: Very rich Topaz crystal with sharp terminations. Colorless and with a selectively variable luster, very intense on the prism faces and more matte on the terminations.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label, which shows that it was previously in the Melanson collection.
Governador Valadares, Vale do Rio Doce, Minas Gerais  Brazil

Specimen size: 2 × 1.7 × 1.2 cm = 0.79” × 0.67” × 0.47”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Former collection of Bob Noble



Order
Schorl with Quartz
 

TR14AN2: Complete and doubly terminated crystal of Schorl, with a lustrous and water-clear Quartz crystal, also doubly terminated.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label, which shows that it was previously in the Melanson collection.
Goiabeira, Aimorés, Vale do Rio Doce, Minas Gerais  Brazil

Specimen size: 2 × 1.8 × 1.1 cm = 0.79” × 0.71” × 0.43”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.3 cm = 0.79” × 0.51”

Former collection of Bob Noble

€80 / US$94 / ¥10400 / AUD$127

Schorl with Quartz. Schorl with Quartz.
Reservado
Siderite with Calcite and Sphalerite
Siderite with Calcite and Sphalerite. Siderite with Calcite and Sphalerite.
 

TT13AN2: Group of Siderite crystals with sharp crystal forms, with slight curvatures, a satin luster and a highly contrasted double coloration, with darker and lighter brown areas. On matrix, with small crystals of Calcite and Sphalerite.
We will send the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label, which shows that it was previously in the Alfredo Petrov collection.
Siglo Veinte Mine, Llallagua, Rafael Bustillo Province, Potosí Department  Bolivia

Specimen size: 2.6 × 2.5 × 1.7 cm = 1.02” × 0.98” × 0.67”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.4 cm = 0.79” × 0.55”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Miargyrite with Pyrargyrite
 

TV96AN2: Floater group of lustrous Miargyrite crystals that are sharper than usual for the species, associated with Pyrargyrite crystals that are lustrous and very rich in crystal forms.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
San Genaro Mine, Castrovirreyna District, Castrovirreyna Province, Huancavelica Department  Peru

Specimen size: 3.1 × 2.8 × 1.4 cm = 1.22” × 1.10” × 0.55”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.5 cm = 0.31” × 0.20”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Miargyrite with Pyrargyrite. Miargyrite with Pyrargyrite.
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Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.
 

TX16AN2: Very aerial group of prismatic crystals with very well defined faces and edges, parallel growths and hopper terminations, translucent, with good luster and a very vivid and uniform color.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Daoping Mine, Gongcheng, Guilin Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region  China

Specimen size: 2.9 × 2.1 × 2.5 cm = 1.14” × 0.83” × 0.98”

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

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Arsenopyrite with Quartz
 

TY16AN2: Group of Arsenopyrite crystals with very marked curvatures and parallel growths on some faces and edges that give them a curious habit reminiscent of a mushroom. The Arsenopyrite is on matrix, with lustrous and transparent Quartz crystals.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province  China

Specimen size: 3.1 × 2.7 × 3.1 cm = 1.22” × 1.06” × 1.22”

Main crystal size: 2.1 × 1.2 cm = 0.83” × 0.47”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Arsenopyrite with Quartz. Front
Front
Arsenopyrite with Quartz. Front
Front
Arsenopyrite with Quartz. Side
Side
Order
Sphalerite
Sphalerite. Front
Front
Sphalerite. Front
Front
 

TZX14AN2: Floater twinned Sphalerite crystal, flattened, sharp and very lustrous.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province  China

Specimen size: 2.8 × 1.7 × 1.1 cm = 1.10” × 0.67” × 0.43”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Titanite with Quartz and Chlorite
 

TQ14AN2: Group of Titanite crystals on Quartz, one of them clearly dominant. They are between transparent and translucent, with bright luster and an intense yellow-green color, rich in inclusions and have small coatings of Chlorite crystals.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Tormiq Valley, Baltistan District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas)  Pakistan

Specimen size: 2.9 × 2.6 × 1.8 cm = 1.14” × 1.02” × 0.71”

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 0.8 cm = 0.51” × 0.31”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Titanite with Quartz and Chlorite. Titanite with Quartz and Chlorite.
Order
Stellerite
Stellerite. Stellerite.
 

TC13AN2: Spheroidal growth of Stellerite on matrix, translucent, lustrous and opaline white.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Aurangabad, Aurangabad District, Maharashtra  India

Specimen size: 2.8 × 2.8 × 2.2 cm = 1.10” × 1.10” × 0.87”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Epistilbite
 

TC16AN2: Spheroidal growth of Epistilbite on matrix, translucent, with good luster and a uniform pale blue color.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Jalgaon District, Maharashtra  India

Specimen size: 2.8 × 2.4 × 1.8 cm = 1.10” × 0.94” × 0.71”

Main crystal size: 2.3 × 2.2 cm = 0.91” × 0.87”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Epistilbite. Epistilbite.
Order
Cerussite
Cerussite. Front
Front
Cerussite. Front
Front
Cerussite. Side
Side
 

TH46AN2: Floater reticulated aggregate of Cerussite with multiple twins of crystals between lamellar and tabular, very sharp, transparent and lustrous.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Nakhlak Mine, Madan-e Nakhlak, Anarak District, Nain, Isfahan Province  Iran

Specimen size: 3.5 × 2.7 × 2.4 cm = 1.38” × 1.06” × 0.94”

Minor fluorescence short UV

Former collection of Bob Noble



Order
Columbite (Group)
 

TD16AN2: Columbite group crystal, partially doubly terminated, very sharp and rich in faces. Based on its origin it is probably Columbite-(Fe). Of excellent quality for the locality.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Londonderry pegmatite, Coolgardie Shire, Western Australia  Australia

Specimen size: 2.1 × 1 × 0.8 cm = 0.83” × 0.39” × 0.31”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Columbite (Group). Front
Front
Columbite (Group). Side
Side
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Chalcopyrite and Quartz
Chalcopyrite and Quartz. Front
Front
Chalcopyrite and Quartz. Front
Front
Chalcopyrite and Quartz. Side
Side
 

TE46AN2: Very aerial group of twinned Chalcopyrite crystals with very sharp crystal forms, shiny, with small Quartz crystal coatings. Of excellent quality for the locality.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Mount Lyell Mines, Queenstown District, West Coast Council, Tasmania  Australia

Specimen size: 2.5 × 2 × 2.1 cm = 0.98” × 0.79” × 0.83”

Main crystal size: 1.9 × 1.5 cm = 0.75” × 0.59”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Cassiterite
 

TF27AN2: Group, on matrix, of twinned Cassiterite crystals, translucent and lustrous. From a locality that was known but little publicized in the collecting world, and of excellent quality for this locality.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Elsmore Hill, Gough County, New South Wales  Australia

Specimen size: 2 × 2 × 2 cm = 0.79” × 0.79” × 0.79”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 1.2 cm = 0.67” × 0.47”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Cassiterite. Cassiterite.
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Gypsum
Gypsum. Gypsum.
 

TW14AN2: Curious group of small crystals of Gypsum in parallel and elongated columnar growths with distinct curvatures.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Southern operations Mine (NBHC Mine), 18 level, Broken Hill, Yancowinna County, New South Wales  Australia

Specimen size: 3.7 × 1.7 × 1.1 cm = 1.46” × 0.67” × 0.43”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Marshall and Aaron Sussman - Ste. Marie 2014
Tom Moore proud to be in Ste. Marie 2017
Alfredo Petrov and Frank de Wit cooking - Ste. Marie 2011
Marshall and Aaron
Sussman
- Ste. Marie 2014

Tom Moore proud to be
in Ste. Marie 2017
Alfredo Petrov and Frank
de Wit cooking - Ste. Marie 2011

USA


The ubicous Dave Wilbur - Ste. Marie 2017
The Simonoffs from USA and on the left, seated, El Kebir - Ste. Marie 2012
The Kristalle team - Ste. Marie 2017
Jeff Scovil is 'the' photographer - Ste. Marie 2017
The ubicous Dave Wilbur
- Ste. Marie 2017
The Simonoffs from USA and
on the left, seated, El Kebir
- Ste. Marie 2012
The Kristalle team
- Ste. Marie 2017
Jeff Scovil is
'the' photographer
- Ste. Marie 2017


Quartz
 

DG14AN2: Complete floater Quartz crystal with uneven growths on the faces, extraordinarily lustrous, transparent and colorless. This type of Quartz is popularly known as a "Herkimer diamond". An excellent USA classic that comes from the Daunis collection.
Herkimer County, New York  USA

Specimen size: 2.4 × 1.9 × 1.3 cm = 0.94” × 0.75” × 0.51”

Former collection of Lluís Daunis



Quartz. Front
Front
Quartz. Side
Side
Quartz. Rear
Rear
Order
Rhodochrosite with Sphalerite and Pyrite
Rhodochrosite with Sphalerite and Pyrite. Rhodochrosite with Sphalerite and Pyrite.
 

TX98AN2: Rosette growths of lamellar Rhodochrosite crystals, with good luster and an intense pink color, on matrix with Sphalerite crystals and small Pyrite crystals.
Eagle Mine, Gilman, Gilman District, Eagle County, Colorado  USA

Specimen size: 6.3 × 4.2 × 2.3 cm = 2.48” × 1.65” × 0.91”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.5 cm = 0.31” × 0.20”




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Wavellite
 

TG47AN2: Spheroidal growths, on matrix, of lustrous, translucent, Wavellite crystals with an intense green color. A classic of USA mineralogy.
Avant, Garland County, Arkansas  USA

Specimen size: 8.5 × 3.5 × 3.8 cm = 3.35” × 1.38” × 1.50”

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




Wavellite. Wavellite.
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Moving on - Ste. Marie 2006
Two friends and a friendly chat with a friendly cat in the middle of the mountains - Ste. Marie 2017
Val d'Argent where Ste. Marie is located - Ste. Marie 2006
Moving on - Ste. Marie 2006 Two friends and a friendly chat
with a friendly cat in the
middle of the mountains
- Ste. Marie 2017
Val d'Argent where Ste.
Marie is located
- Ste. Marie 2006

MEXICO - CANADA


Bienvenue / Welcome - Ste. Marie 2018
Me and her - Ste. Marie 2017
Not a conventional Fair - Ste. Marie 2006
Festive atmosphere - Ste. Marie 2005
Bienvenue / Welcome
- Ste. Marie 2018
Me and her - Ste. Marie 2017 Not a conventional Fair
- Ste. Marie 2006
Festive atmosphere
- Ste. Marie 2005


Mexico

Pyrargyrite
Pyrargyrite. Front
Front
Pyrargyrite. Rear
Rear
Pyrargyrite. Side
Side
Pyrargyrite. Top
Top
Pyrargyrite  

NF48AN2: Pyrargyrite crystal of good size with very marked parallel growths and flat terminations, and with a second generation of microcrystals of more Pyrargyrite.
The specimen comes from the Ignacio Gaspar collection (number PIR-18), whose label we will send to the buyer. The crystal has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer too.
Zacatecas  Mexico

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

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.7 cm = 0.79” × 0.67”

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar



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Pyrargyrite with Quartz
Pyrargyrite with Quartz  

CM26AN2: Pyrargyrite crystals very rich in faces, with sharp crystal forms, on matrix, with Quartz crystals.
This specimen, a Mexican classic, comes from the Carles Curto collection (number 2003.19), whose label and computer catalogue entry we will send to the buyer.
San Juan de Rayas Mine, Guanajuato, Municipio Guanajuato  Mexico

Specimen size: 4.9 × 4.3 × 2.6 cm = 1.93” × 1.69” × 1.02”

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

Former collection of Carles Curto



Pyrargyrite with Quartz. Pyrargyrite with Quartz.
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Acanthite after Polybasite
Acanthite after Polybasite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Acanthite after Polybasite. Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén

Recorded under LED light
 

TY86AN2: Group of Acanthite pseudomorphs after large Polybasite crystals that have preserved the hexagonal morphology and the original skeletal growths
Fresnillo de González Echeverría (Fresnillo), Municipio Fresnillo, Zacatecas  Mexico

Specimen size: 5.1 × 4.5 × 2.7 cm = 2.01” × 1.77” × 1.06”

Main crystal size: 4.8 × 4.6 cm = 1.89” × 1.81”




Order
Quartz (variety amethyst)
 

TF48AN2: Group of Quartz crystals (amethyst variety) totally or partially doubly terminated, transparent, with great luster and a very vivid and uniform color. A very elegant and aesthetic specimen.
Piedra Parada (Las Vigas), Municipio Tatatila, Veracruz (Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave)  Mexico

Specimen size: 8.2 × 6 × 2.7 cm = 3.23” × 2.36” × 1.06”

Main crystal size: 5.8 × 1.6 cm = 2.28” × 0.63”




Quartz (variety amethyst). Front
Front
Quartz (variety amethyst). Rear
Rear
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Quartz (variety amethyst) with Fluorite
Quartz (variety amethyst) with Fluorite. Front
Front
Quartz (variety amethyst) with Fluorite. Side
Side

Recorded under LED light
 

TX26AN2: Druse of Quartz crystals (variety amethyst) with curious curvatures and various unusual growth formations, many of them with a Tessin habit. It also has colorless and water-clear crystals of Fluorite, one of them clearly dominant. Such specimens came from only a few specific finds in Naica between 1985 and 1990.
Naica Mine, Naica, Municipio Saucillo, Chihuahua  Mexico (±1985-90)

Specimen size: 12.4 × 10 × 7.3 cm = 4.88” × 3.94” × 2.87”

Main crystal size: 4 × 0.8 cm = 1.57” × 0.31”

Fluorite minor fluorescence long & short UV



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Vesuvianite
 

TA14AN2: Doubly terminated crystal of Vesuvianite with uneven growths on both terminations, one of them with a smooth and shiny pinacoidal face and the opposite irregular and matte at the ends.
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec  Canada

Specimen size: 3.4 × 0.7 × 0.7 cm = 1.34” × 0.28” × 0.28”




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