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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

 

 



Kids enjoying the Show - Ste. Marie 2017
For the media - Ste. Marie 2014
Always the details - Ste. Marie 2011
Kids enjoying the Show
- Ste. Marie 2017
For the media - Ste. Marie 2014 Always the details
- Ste. Marie 2011

AFRICA (excl. Morocco)


The Fountain - Ste. Marie 2011
A village full of magic gnomes - Ste. Marie 2005
Dealer's ambiance - Ste. Marie 2014
Lambs interested by the Jordi phone - Ste. Marie 2006
The Fountain - Ste. Marie 2011 A village full of magic gnomes
- Ste. Marie 2005
Dealer's ambiance - Ste. Marie 2014 Lambs interested by the Jordi phone
- Ste. Marie 2006


Elbaite
Elbaite. Front
Front
Elbaite. Rear
Rear
Elbaite. Top
Top

Recorded under LED light
 

TG66AN2: Parallel growth of two Elbaite crystals with very sharp crystal forms and excellent upper terminations, transparent, with very bright luster. The base of the prism up to the middle of the crystal is pink, displaying gradations in color tones, with the terminations being a uniform pale green.
Rubaya, Bahunde, Masisi Territory, North Kivu Province (Kivu)  Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire) (2020)

Specimen size: 4.7 × 1.1 × 1 cm = 1.85” × 0.43” × 0.39”

Weight: 8.6 grams



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Elbaite

Recorded under LED light
 

TG46AN2: Elbaite crystal with very sharp crystal forms and excellent upper terminations. Transparent, very lustrous and very uniform green with bluish tones.
Rubaya, Bahunde, Masisi Territory, North Kivu Province (Kivu)  Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire) (2021)

Specimen size: 5.1 × 1.1 × 0.9 cm = 2.01” × 0.43” × 0.35”

Weight: 9.6 grams



Elbaite. Front
Front
Elbaite. Rear
Rear
Elbaite. Top
Top
Order
Elbaite
Elbaite. Front
Front
Elbaite. Side
Side
Elbaite.

Recorded under LED light
 

TF46AN2: Group of Elbaite crystals with very sharp crystal forms and excellent upper terminations. Transparent, very lustrous and with the base of the prism up to the middle of the crystal being pink with gradations in the color tones, and with the terminations being a uniform pale green.
Rubaya, Bahunde, Masisi Territory, North Kivu Province (Kivu)  Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire) (2020)

Specimen size: 4.2 × 1.6 × 1.2 cm = 1.65” × 0.63” × 0.47”

Weight: 9.9 grams



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Elbaite

Recorded under LED light
Elbaite
 

TH69AN2: Large Elbaite crystal with very sharp crystal forms and excellent upper terminations. The crystal faces are very sharp, transparent and lustrous and with the base of the prism of an intense red wine color with gradations in the color tones, and with the termination exhibiting an intense and uniform green color.
This specimen is on the front cover of the magazine 'Mineralien Welt' edition 03/2021
Rubaya, Bahunde, Masisi Territory, North Kivu Province (Kivu)  Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire) (2020)

Specimen size: 7.8 × 2.7 × 2.2 cm = 3.07” × 1.06” × 0.87”

Weight: 97.2 grams



Elbaite. Front
Front
Elbaite. Rear
Rear
Elbaite. Top
Top
Order



Nothing better than a cold beer when the night arrive - Ste. Marie 2005
Banners at the courtesy parking - Ste. Marie 2012
Centuries of History - Ste. Marie 2017
Nothing better than a
cold beer when the night
arrive - Ste. Marie 2005
Banners at the courtesy parking
- Ste. Marie 2012
Centuries of History - Ste. Marie 2017

BRAZIL


The symbol of Brazil in Ste. Marie, the missed Jacques Cassedane - Ste. Marie 2016
The storms - Ste. Marie 2011
A FMF party with the unforgettable Luiz Menezes - Ste. Marie 2010
Mining and mining 2006
The symbol of Brazil
in Ste. Marie, the missed
Jacques Cassedane
- Ste. Marie 2016
The storms - Ste. Marie 2011 A FMF party with the unforgettable
Luiz Menezes - Ste. Marie 2010
Mining and mining 2006


Doubly terminatad Anatase with epitaxial Rutile
Doubly terminatad Anatase with epitaxial Rutile . Front
Front
Doubly terminatad Anatase with epitaxial Rutile . Rear
Rear
 

EA97AN2: Floater parallel growth of very acute dipyramidal Anatase crystals completely epitaxially covered by fibrous Rutile crystals, with a reddish yellow color.
Anatase-Rutile occurrence, Cuiabá District, Gouveia, Minas Gerais  Brazil (03/2003)

Specimen size: 3.2 × 1.6 × 1.1 cm = 1.26” × 0.63” × 0.43”

Main crystal size: 3.2 × 1 cm = 1.26” × 0.39”




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Inside the old Theater - Ste. Marie 2006
A Village in the middle of the Ballons - Ste. Marie 2015
The past is everywhere - Ste. Marie 2019
Inside the old Theater
- Ste. Marie 2006
A Village in the middle of the Ballons - Ste. Marie 2015 The past is everywhere
- Ste. Marie 2019

SOUTH AMERICA (excl. Brazil)


Jordi Deusedes and Julia - Ste. Marie 2004
Not yet - Ste. Marie 2018
Uploading and unpacking - Ste. Marie 2012
Music and solidarity - Ste. Marie 2010
Jordi Deusedes and Julia
- Ste. Marie 2004
Not yet - Ste. Marie 2018 Uploading and unpacking
- Ste. Marie 2012
Music and solidarity
- Ste. Marie 2010


Mn-bearing Calcite with Quartz, Sphalerite, Calcite and Rhodonite
 

TN14AN2: Spheroidal growths of lenticular Calcite crystals (Mn-bearing calcite) cover a matrix with translucent Quartz crystals as well as small Sphalerite crystals and are partially coated by microcrystals of Rhodonite included in a white clay mass.
From a 2021 find in an as yet little-known mine. The different species have been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Austria Duvas Mine, Morococha District, Yauli Province, Junín Department  Peru (02/2021)

Specimen size: 5.6 × 4.5 × 4 cm = 2.20” × 1.77” × 1.57”




Mn-bearing Calcite with Quartz, Sphalerite, Calcite and Rhodonite. Mn-bearing Calcite with Quartz, Sphalerite, Calcite and Rhodonite.
Order
Pyrite
Pyrite. Front
Front
Pyrite. Side
Side
 

TT14AN2: Pyrite crystal of cubic form with fine growth striations. Airy and extraordinarily lustrous.
Huanzala Mine, Huallanca District, Dos de Mayo Province, Huánuco Department  Peru

Specimen size: 4 × 3.8 × 3.7 cm = 1.57” × 1.50” × 1.46”




Order



Old miners resurrected - Ste. Marie 2017
Flowering mining - Ste. Marie 2006
Tired - Ste. Marie 1991
Old miners resurrected
- Ste. Marie 2017
Flowering mining - Ste. Marie 2006 Tired - Ste. Marie 1991

CHINA


Evening dress of a miner - Ste. Marie 2010
Back and forth - Ste. Marie 2013
China in Ste. Marie 2006
Everybody wants to come in - Ste. Marie 2010
Evening dress of a miner
- Ste. Marie 2010
Back and forth - Ste. Marie 2013 China in Ste. Marie 2006 Everybody wants to come in
- Ste. Marie 2010


Veszelyite with Hemimorphite
 

TT89AN2: Tabular Veszelyite crystals with very sharp polycrystalline growths, translucent, with good luster and an intense and uniform color. On matrix, with pale green botryoidal Hemimorphite.
Laochang ore field, Gejiu, Honghe Prefecture, Yunnan  China (2021)

Specimen size: 2.8 × 2.5 × 1.7 cm = 1.10” × 0.98” × 0.67”

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




Veszelyite with Hemimorphite. Veszelyite with Hemimorphite.
Veszelyite with Hemimorphite.
Order
Veszelyite with Hemimorphite
Veszelyite with Hemimorphite. Front
Front
Veszelyite with Hemimorphite. Side
Side
Veszelyite with Hemimorphite. Veszelyite with Hemimorphite.
 

TV49AN2: Fan-shaped aggregates of tabular Veszelyite crystals with polycrystalline growths, translucent, with good luster and an intense and uniform color. On matrix, with white botryoidal Hemimorphite.
Laochang ore field, Gejiu, Honghe Prefecture, Yunnan  China (2021)

Specimen size: 4.4 × 2.5 × 1.6 cm = 1.73” × 0.98” × 0.63”

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




Order
Creedite

Recorded under LED light
 

TF51AN2: Spheroidal aggregates of Creedite crystals, on matrix, with visible acute terminations, with a violet color of different degrees of intensity depending on the crystal areas.
Qinglong Mine, Dachang, Qinglong, Qianxi'nan Autonomous Prefecture, Guizhou Province  China (2001)

Specimen size: 15.5 × 7.8 × 5.7 cm = 6.10” × 3.07” × 2.24”

Fluorescent long & short UV



Creedite. Creedite.
Order
Fluorite (octahedral) with Quartz
Fluorite (octahedral) with Quartz. Fluorite (octahedral) with Quartz.
 

TX17AN2: Druse of octahedral Fluorite crystals, lustrous, translucent and with an intense green color, with a second generation of violet crystals, and all of them outlined by fine white Quartz coatings. Some matrix has been cut awayt at the back, as is often the case with specimens from China.
Wuyi ore field, Wuyi, Jinhua Prefecture, Zhejiang Province  China (2021)

Specimen size: 22.4 × 10.2 × 3.9 cm = 8.82” × 4.02” × 1.54”

Main crystal size: 3.4 × 2.8 cm = 1.34” × 1.10”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



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Pakistan at the stairs - Ste. Marie 2005
Visitors and dealers at the stairs - Ste. Marie 2012
Already dealing at Auberge des Bagenelles - Ste. Marie 2006
Pakistan at the stairs
- Ste. Marie 2005
Visitors and dealers at the stairs
- Ste. Marie 2012
Already dealing at
Auberge des Bagenelles
- Ste. Marie 2006

ASIA (excl. China)


Well indicated - Ste. Marie 2019
In the middle of the floor - Ste. Marie 2013
The door of the rest - Ste. Marie 2006
Going to the paradise - Ste. Marie 2012
Well indicated - Ste. Marie 2019 In the middle of the floor
- Ste. Marie 2013
The door of the rest - Ste. Marie 2006 Going to the paradise - Ste. Marie 2012


Pyromorphite
 

TY69AN2: Pyromorphite crystals, many of them doubly terminated, with an elongated prismatic habit, slight curvatures on the edges and some hopper terminations. The crystals, on a limonite matrix, are of a uniform yellowish cream color. The specimen is old and of great quality for the locality.
Black Star pit, Mount Isa, Mount Isa City, Queensland  Australia

Specimen size: 7.8 × 7 × 3.9 cm = 3.07” × 2.76” × 1.54”

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

Fluorescent long & short UV



Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.
Order
Fluorapophyllite-(K) with Stilbite-Ca and Heulandite-Ca
Fluorapophyllite-(K) with Stilbite-Ca and Heulandite-Ca. Fluorapophyllite-(K) with Stilbite-Ca and Heulandite-Ca.
Fluorapophyllite-(K) with Stilbite-Ca and Heulandite-Ca.
 

HM47AN2: Group of Fluorapophyllite-(K) crystals with the forms of a prism and a very steep sharp bipyramid, transparent, with a bright luster and an extraordinarily vivid and intense green color. On a basalt matrix covered with white spheroidal aggregates of Stilbite-Ca and white lamellar crystals, with a silky luster, of Heulandite-Ca. Old piece, from the 1970s.
Pune District (Poonah District), Maharashtra  India

Specimen size: 14.4 × 10.4 × 5.8 cm = 5.67” × 4.09” × 2.28”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 0.7 cm = 0.55” × 0.28”




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