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Carles Curto Text: Carles Curto (formerly curator of the Geology Museum, Barcelona) & Jordi Fabre
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BOB NOBLE THUMBNAIL COLLECTION

Millerite with Pyrite
Millerite with Pyrite. Millerite with Pyrite.
 

TBB11AN4: Quartz crystal geode with very lustrous acicular Millerite crystals and isolated cubo-octahedral Pyrite crystals. From a classic locality for Millerite.
We will ship this specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. (Bob) Noble collection, which also contains a label stating that it was previously in the Melanson collection.
Halls Gap, Lincoln County, Kentucky  USA

Specimen size: 2.3 × 2 × 1 cm = 0.91” × 0.79” × 0.39”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.1 cm = 0.20” × 0.04”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Wulfenite with Vanadinite
 

TRA62AN4: Very aerial group of lamellar Wulfenite crystals that are transparent, with the bright luster and a very vivid orange color which have made the specimens from this deposit famous. This Wulfenite appears on a matrix partially covered by small yellow Vanadinite crystals with a short prismatic habit.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. (Bob) Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Rowley Mine, Theba, Painted Rock District, Painted Rock Mountains, Maricopa County, Arizona  USA

Specimen size: 2.8 × 1.9 × 1.2 cm = 1.10” × 0.75” × 0.47”

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

Former collection of Bob Noble



Wulfenite with Vanadinite. Wulfenite with Vanadinite.
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Vanadinite
Vanadinite. Vanadinite.
 

TCM16AN4: Druse of Vanadinite crystals with dipyramidal habit, lustrous, and red with orange tones.
We will send this specimen, from a known but little published locality for mineral collecting, in its original Perky box from the Robert J. (Bob) Noble collection, which also contains the label stating that it was previously in the Sullivan collection.
J.C. Holmes Mine, Temporal Gulch area, Patagonia, Wrightson District, Santa Rita Mountains, Santa Cruz County, Arizona  USA

Specimen size: 2.8 × 2.2 × 2 cm = 1.10” × 0.87” × 0.79”

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

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Baryte
 

TDA14AN4: Isolated Baryte crystal, translucent and lustrous, with apparently simple crystal forms but beveled by abundant minor forms.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. (Bob) Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Mina Rosebud, Rosebud District, Pershing County, Nevada  USA

Specimen size: 2.2 × 2.1 × 1.5 cm = 0.87” × 0.83” × 0.59”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Baryte. Front
Front
Baryte. Top
Top
Baryte. Side
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Smithsonite with Aurichalcite
Smithsonite with Aurichalcite. Smithsonite with Aurichalcite.
 

TDE36AN4: Botryoidal growths of translucent Smithsonite with intense green colors, partially coated by microcrystals of a lighter blue Aurichalcite.
We will send the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. (Bob) Noble collection, which also has the label.
Kelly Mine, Magdalena, Magdalena District, Socorro County, New Mexico  USA

Specimen size: 2.8 × 2.3 × 1.4 cm = 1.10” × 0.91” × 0.55”

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

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Fluorapatite
 

TDF14AN4: Doubly terminated floater crystal of Fluorapatite formed by the prism, a bipyramid, and pinacoidal termination. The crystal is lustrous and brown with greenish tones.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. (Bob) Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Otter Lake, Pontiac RCM, Outaouais, Québec  Canada

Specimen size: 2.5 × 2.2 × 1.2 cm = 0.98” × 0.87” × 0.47”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Fluorapatite. Fluorapatite.
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Cobaltite
Cobaltite. Cobaltite.
 

TFA57AN4: Complete pyritohedral floater crystal of Cobaltite with deformations and fine growth striations. It is lustrous and of a good size for the species and with a very unusual crystal habit, which is why we had it analyzed, and it did indeed turn out to be Cobaltite.
We will send a copy of that analysis to the buyer.
The specimen comes from one of the great classical localities for the species and remains in its original Perky box from the Robert J. (Bob) Noble collection, which also contains the label stating that it was previously in the Melanson collections and before that in the French BRGM (Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières).
Tunaberg, Nyköping, Södermanland  Sweden

Specimen size: 2 × 1.5 × 1 cm = 0.79” × 0.59” × 0.39”

With a copy of its analysis.

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Aragonite
 

TFG6AN4: Isolated Aragonite crystal, with the typical morphology for the locality but unusual for the species, formed by a prism of decreasing thickness and a pyramidal termination. The crystal is transparent, very lustrous, and colorless.
We will send the specimen, from one of the great classical localities for the species, in its original Perky box from the Robert J. (Bob) Noble collection, which also contains the label that states that it was previously in the Melanson collection.
Podrečany, Lučenec, Banská Bystrica Region  Slovak Republic

Specimen size: 3.2 × 1.4 × 0.8 cm = 1.26” × 0.55” × 0.31”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Aragonite. Aragonite.
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Galena with Hedenbergite
Galena with Hedenbergite. Front
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Galena with Hedenbergite. Top
Top
 

THJ64AN4: Cubo-octahedral Galena crystal with very balanced crystal forms, lustrous, on Hedenbergite matrix.
We will ship the piece in its original Perky box from the Robert J. (Bob) Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Nikolaevski Mine, Dalnegorsk, Dalnegorsk Urban District, Primorsky Krai, Far-Eastern Region  Russia

Specimen size: 2.7 × 1.9 × 1.4 cm = 1.06” × 0.75” × 0.55”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 1.8 cm = 0.71” × 0.71”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Topaz
 

THJ86AN4: Pale blue Topaz crystal very rich in crystal forms and with excellent terminations, transparent and lustrous.
We will send the specimen, from one of the great classical localities for the species, in the original Perkins box from the Robert J. (Bob) Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Murzinka Mine, Sarapulka District, Sverdlovsk Oblast, Ural  Russia

Specimen size: 2.8 × 2.1 × 2 cm = 1.10” × 0.83” × 0.79”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Topaz. Front
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Topaz. Side
Side
Topaz. Top
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Azurite
Azurite. Front
Front
Azurite. Front
Front
Azurite. Side
Side
 

TJR64AN4: Very aerial group of sharp Azurite crystals with a prismatic habit and marked parallel growths. The crystals are totally or partially doubly terminated, translucent, very lustrous, on matrix.
A fine Moroccan classic, from a classic locality for the species, that we will send in its original Perky box from the Robert J. (Bob) Noble collection, which also contains a label stating that it was previously in the Sullivan collection.
Zelidja Mine, Touissit-Bou Bekker mining district, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 2.4 × 1.5 × 1 cm = 0.94” × 0.59” × 0.39”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 0.2 cm = 0.67” × 0.08”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Quartz (variety amethyst)
 

TMP13AN4: Scepter growth of two transparent Quartz crystals (amethyst variety), with very good luster and distinct color zoning.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. (Bob) Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg area, Erongo Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 2.7 × 1 × 0.8 cm = 1.06” × 0.39” × 0.31”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Quartz (variety amethyst). Quartz (variety amethyst).
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Dioptase
Dioptase. Dioptase.
 

TLR46AN4: Doubly terminated crystals of Dioptase, one of them clearly dominant, between transparent and translucent, with bright luster and an intense color, on matrix, with white rhombohedral Calcite crystals.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. (Bob) Noble collection, which also contains a label stating that it was previously in the Sullivan collection.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 2.7 × 2.4 × 1.4 cm = 1.06” × 0.94” × 0.55”

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

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Smithsonite
 

TKA14AN4: Group of Smithsonite crystals, one of them clearly dominant and of considerable size for the locality, with very sharp rhombohedron forms, translucent, with bright luster and a pink color, on a Galena matrix.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. (Bob) Noble collection, which also contains a label stating that it was previously in the Sullivan collection.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 2.6 × 2 × 2.4 cm = 1.02” × 0.79” × 0.94”

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

Former collection of Bob Noble



Smithsonite. Front
Front
Smithsonite. Top
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Uvite
Uvite. Uvite.
 

TMF56AN4: Parallel floater growth of two flattened Uvite crystals, with a very short prism and the dominant faces being the terminal rhombohedron. Its color looked rather dark for Uvite, so we had it analyzed. We will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
The specimen will be shipped in its original Perky box from the Robert J. (Bob) Noble collection, which also contains a label indicating that it was previously in the Melanson collection.
Brumado, Bahia, Northeast Region  Brazil

Specimen size: 2.4 × 1.8 × 1.2 cm = 0.94” × 0.71” × 0.47”

With a copy of its analysis.

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Acanthite with Silver
 

TRB46AN4: Group of cubo-octahedral crystals of Acanthite rich in additional crystal forms, lustrous, and with hooked growths of native Silver crystals.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. (Bob) Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Uchucchacua Mine, Oyón Province, Lima Department  Peru

Specimen size: 2.3 × 1.6 × 1.2 cm = 0.91” × 0.63” × 0.47”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 1.4 cm = 0.63” × 0.55”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Acanthite with Silver. Acanthite with Silver.
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Chalcopyrite with Sphalerite, Dolomite and Quartz
Chalcopyrite with Sphalerite, Dolomite and Quartz. Chalcopyrite with Sphalerite, Dolomite and Quartz.
 

TTF6AN4: Twinned disphenoidal Chalcopyrite crystals (pseudotetrahedral), very sharp, with bright luster and a brassy iridescence, on matrix, with Sphalerite crystals and small Dolomite and Quartz crystals. Of extraordinary quality for the locality.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. (Bob) Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Morococha District, Yauli Province, Junín Department  Peru

Specimen size: 2.7 × 2.7 × 1.5 cm = 1.06” × 1.06” × 0.59”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 1.5 cm = 0.63” × 0.59”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Bournonite with Boulangerite
 

TTV14AN4: Group of Bournonite crystals with a short prismatic habit, some of them doubly terminated, lustrous, and covered by acicular Boulangerite crystals. The Bournonite habit is unusual for the locality, so we had it analyzed, and it indeed turned out to be Bournonite.
We will send this specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. (Bob) Noble collection, which contains the label, and also a copy of the analysis.
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province  China

Specimen size: 3.3 × 2.1 × 2 cm = 1.30” × 0.83” × 0.79”

Main crystal size: 2.1 × 2 cm = 0.83” × 0.79”

With a copy of its analysis.

Former collection of Bob Noble



Bournonite with Boulangerite. Bournonite with Boulangerite.
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Inesite with 'Apophyllite' and Hubeite
Inesite with 'Apophyllite' and Hubeite. Front
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Inesite with 'Apophyllite' and Hubeite. Front
Front
Inesite with 'Apophyllite' and Hubeite. Side
Side
 

TVR64AN4: A centered fan-shaped group of very elongated Inesite crystals with sharp crystal forms and good terminations. They are translucent, deep pink in color and on a crystalline ‘Apophyllite’ base with small dark crystals that were initially named Babingtonite-Mn but which, in the end, turned out to be the new species Hubeite.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. (Bob) Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Daye mining area, Edong, Daye, Huangshi Prefecture, Hubei Province  China

Specimen size: 2.7 × 2.3 × 1.8 cm = 1.06” × 0.91” × 0.71”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Scheelite with Quartz
 

TXF66AN4: Very sharp Scheelite crystal with doubly terminated bipyramidal habit and translucent edges. It has parallel growths, is dark brown and very lustrous, on a Quartz matrix.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. (Bob) Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province  China

Specimen size: 2.5 × 2.5 × 2.5 cm = 0.98” × 0.98” × 0.98”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 2 cm = 0.87” × 0.79”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Scheelite with Quartz. Front
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Scheelite with Quartz. Top
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Cerussite (Cr-bearing Cerussite)
Cerussite (Cr-bearing Cerussite). Cerussite (Cr-bearing Cerussite).
 

TYM16AN4: Group of twinned chromium-rich Cerussite crystals with very sharp crystal forms, translucent, with great luster and an intense and uniform lemon-yellow color.
We will ship this piece, an Australian classic, in its original Perky box from the Robert J. (Bob) Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Dundas Extended Mine, Dundas mineral field, Zeehan District, West Coast Council, Tasmania  Australia

Specimen size: 2.5 × 0.8 × 1.1 cm = 0.98” × 0.31” × 0.43”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 0.6 cm = 0.87” × 0.24”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Goethite after Pyrite
 

TFA9AN4: Goethite pseudomorph after a complete pyritohedral floater crystal of Pyrite.
We will send this specimen, from a little known locality among mineral collectors, in its original Perky box from the Robert J. (Bob) Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Stonyfell Quarry, Stonyfell, South Mount Lofty Ranges, South Australia  Australia

Specimen size: 2 × 1.7 × 1.9 cm = 0.79” × 0.67” × 0.75”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Goethite after Pyrite. Goethite after Pyrite.
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Mimetite
Mimetite. Front
Front
Mimetite. Front
Front
Mimetite. Top
Top
 

TAF16AN4: Two short prismatic Mimetite crystals, very well doubly terminated, translucent and with a uniform pale yellow color, on a little bit of limonite matrix.
We will ship this specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. (Bob) Noble collection, which also contains a label stating that it was previously in the Robinson collection.
Mount Bonnie Mine, Sabine's Shaft, Grove Hill, Victoria Daly Regional Council, Katherine Region, Northern Territory  Australia

Specimen size: 1.9 × 1.4 × 1.3 cm = 0.75” × 0.55” × 0.51”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.8 cm = 0.39” × 0.31”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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USA

Mimetite on Quartz

Recorded under LED light
 

TGB68AN4: Very aerial group of slightly tapered Mimetite crystals, many of them doubly terminated, with good luster and a uniform brown color, on matrix, with small Quartz crystals.
The specimen comes from a little-known locality for the species and is of excellent quality for what was found there.
Black Pine Mine, John Long Mountains, Philipsburg District (Flint Creek District), Granite County, Montana  USA

Specimen size: 5.8 × 5.2 × 2.8 cm = 2.28” × 2.05” × 1.10”

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

Fluorescent long & short UV



Mimetite on Quartz. Mimetite on Quartz.
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Epidote
Epidote. Front
Front
Epidote. Top
Top

Recorded under LED light
 

TFA99AN4: Isolated crystal of Epidote, of good size for the locality, with excellent terminations, very lustrous and with very deep pistachio-green reflections on the edges. A good American classic.
Green Monster Mountain, Prince of Wales Island, Ketchikan District, Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Borough, Alaska  USA

Specimen size: 5.3 × 4.6 × 2.7 cm = 2.09” × 1.81” × 1.06”




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MEXICO

Azurite with Malachite

Recorded under LED light
 

TJA71AN4: Aggregate, on matrix, of thick lenticular Azurite crystals with very well defined faces and edges, with the very intense luster of Milpillas specimens, and the famous deep blue color (“electric blue”) of the best specimens from the locality. With small coatings of fibrous Malachite. The Milpillas mine closed in June 2020.
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (2013)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 4 × 2 cm = 2.44” × 1.57” × 0.79”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.2 cm = 0.79” × 0.47”




Azurite with Malachite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Azurite with Malachite. Detail
Detail
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SPAIN

Bornite after Chalcocite
Bornite after Chalcocite. Front
Front
Bornite after Chalcocite. Side
Side
Bornite after Chalcocite.
 

NGB27AN4: Bluish Bornite pseudomorphs after twinned Chalcocite crystals. The specimen comes from the last find before the definitive closure of open-pit mining at this mine and shows, for the first time from this locality, Bornite in collection-quality specimens.
These specimens have been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
This specimen has been published on the Mineralogical Record´s web page, in the 'What's New' section, report 61, August 30, 2021 edition, page 9
Las Cruces Mine, Fase 6, levels 130-135, ↓175 m., Gerena-Guillena-Salteras, Comarca Sierra Norte, Seville, Andalusia  Spain (01/2020)

Specimen size: 2.5 × 1.8 × 1.4 cm = 0.98” × 0.71” × 0.55”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.4 cm = 0.24” × 0.16”

With a copy of its analysis.



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Bornite after Chalcocite with Pyrite
 

NMC62AN4: Bluish Bornite pseudomorphs after twinned Chalcocite crystals. The specimen comes from the last find before the definitive closure of open-pit mining at this mine and shows, for the first time from this locality, Bornite in collection-quality specimens.
These specimens have been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Las Cruces Mine, Fase 6, levels 130-135, ↓175 m., Gerena-Guillena-Salteras, Comarca Sierra Norte, Seville, Andalusia  Spain (01/2020)

Specimen size: 7.8 × 6.6 × 3.5 cm = 3.07” × 2.60” × 1.38”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.6 cm = 0.28” × 0.24”

With a copy of its analysis.



Bornite after Chalcocite with Pyrite. Bornite after Chalcocite with Pyrite.
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SPANISH FLUORITE

Fluorite with Baryte
Fluorite with Baryte. Front
Front
Fluorite with Baryte. Rear
Rear
Fluorite with Baryte.

Recorded under LED light
 

MVD67AN4: Very sharp Fluorite crystals, transparent, with good luster and an intense and uniform yellow color, partially covered by lamellar Baryte crystals. Very curious is the stalactitic "tower" formation, rare in fluorites from this mine, which usually appear as flattened druses.
Moscona Mine, El Llano, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Comarca Avilés, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (2017)

Specimen size: 12.1 × 10.7 × 9 cm = 4.76” × 4.21” × 3.54”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.7 cm = 0.31” × 0.28”

Zoned fluorescence long & short UV



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PORTUGAL

Siderite with Pyrite and Quartz

Recorded under LED light
 

NBE26AN4: Aerial group of Siderite crystals with a lenticular habit, very sharp crystal forms, a silky luster and a light brown color. They are partially covered by small cubic Pyrite crystals and are on a matrix of Quartz crystals.
Minas da Panasqueira, level 3, Aldeia de São Francisco de Assis, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Cova da Beira, Centro  Portugal (1998)

Specimen size: 9.6 × 6.4 × 3.2 cm = 3.78” × 2.52” × 1.26”

Main crystal size: 4.2 × 1.4 cm = 1.65” × 0.55”




Siderite with Pyrite and Quartz. Siderite with Pyrite and Quartz.
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Siderite with Muscovite
Siderite with Muscovite. Siderite with Muscovite.

Recorded under LED light
 

NZR47AN4: Group of large, very sharp rhombohedral Siderite crystals with a dark brown color, translucent on the edges and with small partial coatings of a second generation of Siderite with a lighter cream color. They are associated with leafy muscovite aggregates. We highlight the unusual fact that the first generation of Siderite is dominant in this piece, since in Panasqueira it is very rare that this first generation, with its darker color and a certain transparency, is not covered by a second generation of Siderite with a lighter color but much more opaque, which is what gives the siderites there their characteristic appearance.
Minas da Panasqueira, level 2, Aldeia de São Francisco de Assis, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Cova da Beira, Centro  Portugal (10/2017)

Specimen size: 14.3 × 10.8 × 5.2 cm = 5.63” × 4.25” × 2.05”

Main crystal size: 6 × 5 cm = 2.36” × 1.97”




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FRANCE

Baryte
 

TMB66AN4: Group of very sharp Baryte crystals, between lamellar and tabular, transparent, very lustrous and with an intense yellow color. This high-quality specimen comes from the Alain Martaud collection and is unusual for the locality, which is characterized by larger but less ‘fine’ Baryte crystals than this one.
Croiseur vein, Liauzun Ravine, Olloix, Saint-Amant-Tallende, Clermont-Ferrand District, Puy-de-Dôme Department, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France

Specimen size: 3.2 × 3 × 2 cm = 1.26” × 1.18” × 0.79”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 1.5 cm = 0.87” × 0.59”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Former collection of Alain Martaud



Baryte.
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Baryte
Baryte. Baryte.
 

TAF86AN4: Group of very sharp Baryte crystals, between lamellar and tabular, transparent, very lustrous and with an intense yellow color. This high-quality specimen comes from the Alain Martaud collection and is unusual for the locality, which is characterized by larger but less ‘fine’ Baryte crystals than this one.
Croiseur vein, Liauzun Ravine, Olloix, Saint-Amant-Tallende, Clermont-Ferrand District, Puy-de-Dôme Department, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France

Specimen size: 5.5 × 3.4 × 2.6 cm = 2.17” × 1.34” × 1.02”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 1.4 cm = 0.63” × 0.55”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Former collection of Alain Martaud



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Cassiterite with Quartz
 

TFR26AN4: Group of twinned Cassiterite crystals with sharp crystal forms, lustrous and on matrix, something not common in specimens from this classic locality.
This piece is from the Alain Martaud collection.
La Villeder, Le Roc-Saint-André, Vannes, Morbihan, Brittany/Bretagne  France (±1900)

Specimen size: 5.2 × 2.8 × 4.4 cm = 2.05” × 1.10” × 1.73”

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

Former collection of Alain Martaud



Cassiterite with Quartz. Cassiterite with Quartz.
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Baryte
Baryte. Baryte.
 

TTA14AN4: Group of very sharp lamellar Baryte crystals, translucent, with good luster and a uniform yellow color.
The specimen, of high quality for the locality, comes from the Alain Martaud collection.
La Barre Mine, Saint-Jacques-d'Ambur, Pontgibaud, Saint-Ours, Riom, Puy-de-Dôme Department, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (1997)

Specimen size: 6.5 × 5.3 × 2.4 cm = 2.56” × 2.09” × 0.94”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 1.1 cm = 0.87” × 0.43”

Former collection of Alain Martaud



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Fluorite with Baryte
 

TCR14AN4: Druse of Fluorite crystals with very well marked, transparent, lustrous polycrystalline growths, with a vivid and uniform green color, on which there is a parallel growth of colorless and transparent fine tabular Baryte crystals.
This piece is from the Alain Martaud collection.
Fontsante Mine, Saint-Barthélemy vein, Tanneron Massif, Var, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur  France (±1999-05)

Specimen size: 4.3 × 2.8 × 2.6 cm = 1.69” × 1.10” × 1.02”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 0.7 cm = 0.67” × 0.28”

Very fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Alain Martaud



Fluorite with Baryte. Fluorite with Baryte.
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Fluorite with Calcite
Fluorite with Calcite. Front
Front
Fluorite with Calcite. Day light behind
Day light behind
Fluorite with Calcite. Led light behind
Led light behind
Fluorite with Calcite.
 

TDF86AN4: Druse of Fluorite crystals with very marked polycrystalline growths, transparent against the light and with a very deep blue-violet color, with zoning of different intensity and the color highly concentrated in the crystal nucleus (“cocarde”).
A French classic that comes from the Alain Martaud collection.
Fontsante Mine, Sud 3 vein, Tanneron Massif, Var, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur  France (±2004)

Specimen size: 6.3 × 5.8 × 3.4 cm = 2.48” × 2.28” × 1.34”

Main crystal size: 2.7 × 2.6 cm = 1.06” × 1.02”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Alain Martaud



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Fluorite
 

TRM16AN4: Very sharp crystals of Fluorite, transparent, with good luster and a very distinct geometric color zoning, on matrix.
This specimen, from a little-known locality, comes from the Alain Martaud collection.
Birrity Quarry, Arbouet-Sussaute, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Nouvelle-Aquitaine  France

Specimen size: 8.8 × 7.2 × 3.7 cm = 3.46” × 2.83” × 1.46”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.4 cm = 0.24” × 0.16”

Former collection of Alain Martaud



Fluorite. Fluorite.
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Chalcopyrite with Baryte
Chalcopyrite with Baryte. Chalcopyrite with Baryte.
 

TXA14AN4: Druse of white lamellar Baryte crystals, sharp, and partially covered by small twinned Chalcopyrite crystals. Curiously, Chalcopyrite is a rare species at this well-known locality.
This specimen is from the Alain Martaud collection.
Les Cèdres Mine, Asce. 32, Les Malines Mining District, Saint-Laurent-le-Minier, Le Vigan, Gard Department, Occitanie  France (±1990)

Specimen size: 7.4 × 6.8 × 3.4 cm = 2.91” × 2.68” × 1.34”

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

Former collection of Alain Martaud



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Goethite after Pyrite
 

TXM14AN4: Floater group of very sharp pyritohedral pseudomorphs of what used to be Pyrite crystals, now replaced by Goethite.
The specimen is from the Alain Martaud collection.
Agos-Vidalos, Argelès-Gazost, Hautes-Pyrénées Département, Occitanie  France (2017)

Specimen size: 7.4 × 6.4 × 5.4 cm = 2.91” × 2.52” × 2.13”

Main crystal size: 5.9 × 5.4 cm = 2.32” × 2.13”

Former collection of Alain Martaud



Goethite after Pyrite. Front
Front
Goethite after Pyrite. Side
Side
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Quartz
Quartz. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Quartz. Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Quartz. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
 

TZA37AN4: Group of Quartz crystals with diverse morphologies, very transparent, lustrous and colorless, with inclusions, one of them very showy with a green coating, probably Chlorite.
This high-quality specimen comes from the Alain Martaud collection, and previously the collection of A. Berlioz, and was displayed in the Bourg d'Oisans mineral museum.
Val Fournel, Le Freney-d'Oisans, L'Oisans-Romanche, Grenoble, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (1997)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 3.6 × 2.3 cm = 2.52” × 1.42” × 0.91”

Main crystal size: 5.7 × 2.4 cm = 2.24” × 0.94”

Former collection of Alain Martaud



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Quartz

Recorded under LED light
 

TZM16AN4: Druse of Quartz crystals with a very sharp La Gardette habit, elongated, transparent, colorless, very lustrous and with small inclusions.
An excellent French classic from the Alain Martaud collection.
Lac Blanc, Huez, Grenoble, Isère Departament, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (±1980)

Specimen size: 10.2 × 8.6 × 5.7 cm = 4.02” × 3.39” × 2.24”

Main crystal size: 3.5 × 1.8 cm = 1.38” × 0.71”

Former collection of Alain Martaud



Quartz. Front
Front
Quartz. Rear
Rear
Quartz. Side
Side
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Quartz (variety scepter)
Quartz (variety scepter). Quartz (variety scepter).

Recorded under LED light
 

TYR27AN4: Druse of Quartz crystals with very sharp scepter growths, transparent, colorless, very lustrous and with small inclusions.
An excellent French classic from the Alain Martaud collection.
Val Ferrand, Clavans-en-Haut-Oisans, Grenoble, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (±1980)

Specimen size: 11.4 × 8 × 6.6 cm = 4.49” × 3.15” × 2.60”

Main crystal size: 2.6 × 1.3 cm = 1.02” × 0.51”

Former collection of Alain Martaud



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Fluorite

Recorded under LED light
 

TRA70AN4: Very sharp Fluorite crystals, one of them clearly dominant, transparent and with very distinct geometric color zoning, with blue bands around the edges and yellow in the heart of the crystal. The Fluorite is on matrix with white Calcite coatings.
An excellent French ‘modern classic’ from the Alain Martaud collection.
La Barre Mine, Saint-Jacques-d'Ambur, Pontgibaud, Saint-Ours, Riom, Puy-de-Dôme Department, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (2019)

Specimen size: 14.3 × 9.7 × 3.3 cm = 5.63” × 3.82” × 1.30”

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

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Alain Martaud

€480 / US$556 / ¥61900 / AUD$767

Fluorite. Fluorite.
Fluorite.
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EUROPE (excl. Spain, Portugal and France)

Pyrite with Hematite
Pyrite with Hematite. Front
Front
Pyrite with Hematite. Side
Side
Pyrite with Hematite. Rear
Rear

Recorded under LED light
 

TFF49AN4: Very sharp Pyrite crystal with the dominant crystal forms of the pyritohedron, very lustrous, on a matrix of specular Hematite. This crystal has the crystallographic peculiarity of being a negative pyritohedron, a very rare form that is defined by the direction of the fine striations on the faces, perpendicular to those of the much more common positive pyritohedron.
Rio Mine (Rio Marina Mine), Valle Giove stope, Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany  Italy

Specimen size: 5.3 × 4.7 × 4.6 cm = 2.09” × 1.85” × 1.81”

Main crystal size: 5.4 × 4.6 cm = 2.13” × 1.81”




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FSU

Beryl (variety heliodor)

Recorded under LED light
 

EBB16AN4: Doubly terminated Beryl crystal (heliodore variety) with parallel growths and excellent terminations, with very bright luster and a uniform lemon-yellow color.
A high-quality, crystallographically highly complex Ukrainian classic.
Khoroshiv (Volodarsk-Volynskii), Zhytomyr Oblast  Ukraine

Specimen size: 6.3 × 1.4 × 1.2 cm = 2.48” × 0.55” × 0.47”

Weight: 13.1 grams



Beryl (variety heliodor). Front
Front
Beryl (variety heliodor). Rear
Rear
Beryl (variety heliodor). Side
Side
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MOROCCO

Beta-Roselite on Calcite
Beta-Roselite on Calcite. Beta-Roselite on Calcite.
 

AMR63AN4: Groups of sharp lamellar β-Roselite crystals on a matrix of pinkish microcrystals of Calcite.
The β-Roselite has been analyzed and we will send the buyer a copy of the analysis.
Agoudal Mines, Agoudal, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 6 × 3.7 × 3.2 cm = 2.36” × 1.46” × 1.26”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.3 cm = 0.20” × 0.12”

With a copy of its analysis.



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Silver with Calcite
 

TAB10AN4: New discovery post-Easter 2021: Isolated cubic Silver crystals and groups, with extraordinarily well defined and very lustrous faces and edges, found on a rock matrix with Calcite that has been acid-etched.
Aït Ahmane, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (12/2020)

Specimen size: 2.2 × 2 × 1.1 cm = 0.87” × 0.79” × 0.43”

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




Silver with Calcite. Front
Front
Silver with Calcite. Side
Side
Silver with Calcite. Side
Side
Silver with Calcite.
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Silver with Löllingite and Calcite
Silver with Löllingite and Calcite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Silver with Löllingite and Calcite. Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Silver with Löllingite and Calcite.
 

TGB90AN4: New discovery post-Easter 2021: Isolated cubic Silver crystals and groups, with extraordinarily well defined and very lustrous faces and edges, found on a rock matrix with Calcite that has been acid-etched.
Aït Ahmane, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (12/2020)

Specimen size: 4.2 × 2.8 × 1.8 cm = 1.65” × 1.10” × 0.71”

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

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV



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Silver with Silver (variety amalgamate - Hg-bearing), Löllingite and Calcite
 

THF70AN4: New discovery post-Easter 2021: A curiosity within this find was this first generation of cubic Silver crystals with extraordinarily well defined and very lustrous faces and edges, and a second generation of small growths, not very sharp, yellowish and with rougher surfaces, but which are also native Silver, although rich in mercury, partially covering the crystals of the first generation. The whole sits on a Löllingite matrix, with remnants of acid-etched Calcite.
All the components of the specimen have been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analyses to the buyer.
Aït Ahmane, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (12/2020)

Specimen size: 6.5 × 3.7 × 3.7 cm = 2.56” × 1.46” × 1.46”

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

With a copy of its analysis.



Silver with Silver (variety amalgamate - Hg-bearing), Löllingite and Calcite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Silver with Silver (variety amalgamate - Hg-bearing), Löllingite and Calcite. Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Silver with Silver (variety amalgamate - Hg-bearing), Löllingite and Calcite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Silver with Silver (variety amalgamate - Hg-bearing), Löllingite and Calcite. micro photo: Dr. César Menor-Salván
micro photo: Dr. César Menor-Salván
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Picropharmacolite
Picropharmacolite. Front
Front
Picropharmacolite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
 

TEK26AN4: Groups on matrix of two very different generations of Picropharmacolite: the first is made up of groups of microcrystals that form spheres to which the presence of cobalt salts gives their intense red color, and the second are centered groups of acicular crystals with a very pale pink color, almost white.
The specimen, from a 2021 find in the Bou Azzer area, has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Bou Azzer Mine, Bou Azzer mining district, Ouarzazate Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2021)

Specimen size: 4 × 2.6 × 1.4 cm = 1.57” × 1.02” × 0.55”

With a copy of its analysis.



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Picropharmacolite
 

TFM96AN4: Groups on matrix of two very different generations of Picropharmacolite: the first is made up of groups of microcrystals that form spheres to which the presence of cobalt salts gives their intense red color, and the second are centered groups of acicular crystals with a very pale pink color, almost white.
The specimen, from a 2021 find in the Bou Azzer area, has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Bou Azzer Mine, Bou Azzer mining district, Ouarzazate Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2021)

Specimen size: 7.7 × 4.9 × 5.2 cm = 3.03” × 1.93” × 2.05”

With a copy of its analysis.



Picropharmacolite. Picropharmacolite.
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Andradite with Microcline
Andradite with Microcline. Front
Front
Andradite with Microcline. Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén

Recorded under LED light
 

TLA49AN4: Very sharp dodecahedral Andradite crystal with well defined faces and edges, fine polycrystalline surfaces, with bright luster and a very deep reddish brown color, especially noticeable on the edges, on a Microcline matrix. Large and lustrous crystal for the locality.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2021)

Specimen size: 5.5 × 3.2 × 4.1 cm = 2.17” × 1.26” × 1.61”

Main crystal size: 2.7 × 2.4 cm = 1.06” × 0.94”




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AFRICA (excl. Morocco)

Chrysocolla with Quartz and Malachite

Recorded under LED light
 

EAB92AN4: Elongated botryoidal growths of Chrysocolla, with an intense and uniform bluish color, totally covered by a surface of Quartz microcrystals. They are on a matrix with Quartz crystals that cover Malachite microcrystals with a very deep and uniform green-bluish color. A particularly elegant specimen.
Tenke deposit, Tenke-Fungurume area, Kolwezi District, Lualaba, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba)  Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire) (2021)

Specimen size: 7.2 × 6.8 × 4.2 cm = 2.83” × 2.68” × 1.65”




Chrysocolla with Quartz and Malachite. Chrysocolla with Quartz and Malachite.
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Chalcocite with Malachite
Chalcocite with Malachite. Front
Front
Chalcocite with Malachite. Rear
Rear
 

ERT26AN4: New discovery: very aerial floater group of platy Chalcocite crystals with a very sharp pseudo-hexagonal outline, very lustrous, and with fine coatings of Malachite.
The specimen comes from new workings in the M'Passa area where a group of small mines yielded, in a glorious past, specimens with large sharp crystals. With the closure of the workings in the 1980s, that glory was lost, but fortunately it has now returned with specimens as magnificent as those and, moreover, with a great variety of crystallographic habits.
M'Passa Mines, Mindouli District, Pool Department  Republic of the Congo (2021)

Specimen size: 2.5 × 1.6 × 1.2 cm = 0.98” × 0.63” × 0.47”

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




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Chalcocite with Malachite
 

ERV37AN4: New discovery: very aerial floater group of platy Chalcocite crystals with a sharp pseudo-hexagonal outline and with fine coatings of Malachite.
The specimen comes from new workings in the M'Passa area where a group of small mines produced, in a glorious past, specimens with large sharp crystals. With the cessation of exploitation in the 1980s that glory was lost, but fortunately it has now returned with specimens as magnificent as those and, moreover, with a great variety of crystallographic habits.
This specimen has been published on the Mineralogical Record´s web page, in the 'What's New' section, report 61, August 30, 2021 edition, page 10
M'Passa Mines, Mindouli District, Pool Department  Republic of the Congo (2021)

Specimen size: 3.1 × 2 × 1.3 cm = 1.22” × 0.79” × 0.51”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.7 cm = 0.31” × 0.28”




Chalcocite with Malachite. Front
Front
Chalcocite with Malachite. Rear
Rear
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Chalcocite
Chalcocite. Front
Front
Chalcocite. Rear
Rear
Chalcocite.

Recorded under LED light
 

EFA16AN4: New discovery: very aerial floater group of Chalcocite crystals between platy and tabular, very sharp, with a pseudo-hexagonal outline and great luster.
The specimen, of high quality for the species, comes from new workings in the M'Passa area where a group of small mines used to yield, in their glorious past, specimens with big sharp crystals. With the closure of the workings in the 1980s, that glory was lost, although fortunately it has now returned with specimens as magnificent as those and, moreover, with a great variety of crystallographic habits.
M'Passa Mines, Mindouli District, Pool Department  Republic of the Congo (2021)

Specimen size: 5.2 × 4.3 × 3.5 cm = 2.05” × 1.69” × 1.38”




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Chalcocite

Recorded under LED light
 

EGR46AN4: New discovery: very aerial floater group of very sharp platy crystals of Chalcocite, with a pseudo-hexagonal outline, lustrous, with parallel and polycrystalline growths.
The specimen, of high quality for the species, comes from new workings in the M'Passa area where a group of small mines used to yield, in their glorious past, specimens with big sharp crystals. With the cessation of exploitation in the 1980s, that glory was lost, but fortunately it has now returned with specimens as magnificent as those and, moreover, with a great variety of crystallographic habits.
M'Passa Mines, Mindouli District, Pool Department  Republic of the Congo (2021)

Specimen size: 5.5 × 5.2 × 3.1 cm = 2.17” × 2.05” × 1.22”




Chalcocite. Front
Front
Chalcocite. Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Chalcocite
Chalcocite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Chalcocite. Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén

Recorded under LED light
 

ERB96AN4: New discovery: very aerial group of Chalcocite crystals, huge for the species, between platy and tabular, very sharp, with a pseudo-hexagonal outline and great luster.
This specimen, of high quality for the species, comes from new workings in the M'Passa area where a group of small mines used to produce, in their glorious past, specimens with large sharp crystals. With the closure of the workings in the 1980s, that glory was lost, although fortunately it has now returned with specimens as magnificent as those and, moreover, with a great variety of crystallographic habits.
This specimen has been published on the Mineralogical Record´s web page, in the 'What's New' section, report 61, August 30, 2021 edition, page 10
M'Passa Mines, Mindouli District, Pool Department  Republic of the Congo (2021)

Specimen size: 6.6 × 5 × 1.2 cm = 2.60” × 1.97” × 0.47”




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SOUTH AMERICA (excl. Brazil)

Baryte on Dolomite

Recorded under LED light
 

TBF66AN4: Polycrystalline growths of tabular Baryte crystals, fine, very sharp and complete, translucent, lustrous and with a slightly smoky color, on a Dolomite matrix.
Warihuyn Hill, →2850 m., Puños, Miraflores District, Huamalíes Province, Huánuco Department  Peru

Specimen size: 6.7 × 5.4 × 3.9 cm = 2.64” × 2.13” × 1.54”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 1.5 cm = 0.87” × 0.59”

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Baryte on Dolomite. Front
Front
Baryte on Dolomite. Rear
Rear
Baryte on Dolomite.
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CHINA

Calcite with Celestine
Calcite with Celestine. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Calcite with Celestine. Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén

Recorded under LED light
 

TRB87AN4: Calcite crystal with the dominant forms of the scalenohedron, translucent, with good luster and a pale yellow color, on matrix, with sharp crystals of Celestine, very transparent, lustrous and with a very pale blue color.
Daye mining area, Edong, Daye, Huangshi Prefecture, Hubei Province  China (2021)

Specimen size: 3.4 × 2.6 × 2.3 cm = 1.34” × 1.02” × 0.91”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 2.1 cm = 0.87” × 0.83”

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Fluorite with Calcite and Gypsum

Recorded under LED light
 

TFA47AN4: Very sharp and extraordinarily lustrous Fluorite crystals that cover a group of scalenohedral Calcite crystals, all partially covered by thin layers of Gypsum.
The specimen has been thoroughly analyzed and no traces of Yttrium have been found. We will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Qinglong Mine, Dachang, Qinglong, Qianxi'nan Autonomous Prefecture, Guizhou Province  China (2021)

Specimen size: 6.9 × 4.8 × 2.6 cm = 2.72” × 1.89” × 1.02”

Main crystal size: 2.7 × 1.4 cm = 1.06” × 0.55”

Calcite minor fluorescence long & short UV

With a copy of its analysis.



Fluorite with Calcite and Gypsum. Front
Front
Fluorite with Calcite and Gypsum. Rear
Rear
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Fluorite with Calcite and Gypsum
Fluorite with Calcite and Gypsum. Fluorite with Calcite and Gypsum.

Recorded under LED light
 

TFB67AN4: Very sharp and extraordinarily lustrous Fluorite crystals that cover a group of scalenohedral Calcite crystals, all partially covered by thin layers of Gypsum.
The specimen has been thoroughly analyzed and no traces of Yttrium have been found. We will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Qinglong Mine, Dachang, Qinglong, Qianxi'nan Autonomous Prefecture, Guizhou Province  China (2021)

Specimen size: 7 × 4.2 × 2.4 cm = 2.76” × 1.65” × 0.94”

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

Calcite minor fluorescence long & short UV

With a copy of its analysis.



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Calcite

Recorded under LED light
 

TGA47AN4: Group of complex Calcite crystals on matrix, very rich in faces and some doubly terminated, extraordinarily lustrous, transparent and rich in highly visible inclusions.
Longyan Prefecture, Fujian Province  China (2021)

Specimen size: 7.2 × 4.3 × 4.1 cm = 2.83” × 1.69” × 1.61”

Main crystal size: 5 × 1.4 cm = 1.97” × 0.55”




Calcite. Front
Front
Calcite. Rear
Rear
Calcite.
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Calcite
Calcite. Front
Front
Calcite. Rear
Rear
Calcite.

Recorded under LED light
 

TFM89AN4: Group of very elongated Calcite crystals with a very acute pyramidal habit. They are lustrous, translucent and of an intense and uniform honey color, with fine white coatings of more Calcite itself.
Qinglong Mine, Dachang, Qinglong, Qianxi'nan Autonomous Prefecture, Guizhou Province  China (2021)

Specimen size: 11.4 × 8.8 × 4.2 cm = 4.49” × 3.46” × 1.65”

Main crystal size: 8.2 × 2 cm = 3.23” × 0.79”

Very fluorescent long & short UV



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Veszelyite

Recorded under LED light
 

TTA46AN4: Aggregates on matrix of Veszelyite crystals with very sharp crystal forms, translucent, with bright luster and an extraordinarily intense and uniform color. High quality for the species.
Laochang ore field, Gejiu, Honghe Prefecture, Yunnan  China (2021)

Specimen size: 4.8 × 4 × 2.7 cm = 1.89” × 1.57” × 1.06”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.3 cm = 0.20” × 0.12”




Veszelyite. Veszelyite.
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Malachite
Malachite. Front
Front
Malachite. Rear
Rear

Recorded under LED light
 

TMR96AN4: Aerial Malachite floater group with very aesthetic irregular growths. It has an intense silky luster, bands of different shades of green, and surface areas with a fibrous appearance. Very elegant.
Shilu Mine, Yangchun, Yangjiang Prefecture, Guangdong Province  China (±1995)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 5.2 × 3.2 cm = 2.44” × 2.05” × 1.26”




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Malachite

Recorded under LED light
 

TRT91AN4: Aerial Malachite floater group with very aesthetic irregular growths. It has an intense silky luster, bands of different shades of green, and surface areas with a fibrous appearance. Very elegant.
Shilu Mine, Yangchun, Yangjiang Prefecture, Guangdong Province  China (±1995)

Specimen size: 7.7 × 4.3 × 3.7 cm = 3.03” × 1.69” × 1.46”




Malachite. Front
Front
Malachite. Rear
Rear
Malachite. Side
Side
Malachite. Side
Side
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Kësterite with Mushistonite, Muscovite, Calcite and Fluorapatite
Kësterite with Mushistonite, Muscovite, Calcite and Fluorapatite. Front
Front
Kësterite with Mushistonite, Muscovite, Calcite and Fluorapatite. Rear
Rear
Kësterite with Mushistonite, Muscovite, Calcite and Fluorapatite. Detail
Detail
Kësterite with Mushistonite, Muscovite, Calcite and Fluorapatite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén

Recorded under LED light
 

TFF27AN4: Extensive group of Kësterite crystals with very sharp crystal forms and a yellowish brown color due to coatings of Mushistonite. The group is on matrix with lamellar Muscovite crystals, and small very lustrous water-clear crystals of Fluorapatite in the front, and larger crystals of pink Fluorapatite in the back, together with white rhombohedral Calcite crystals. An especially elegant specimen in which the perfection and the absence of damage to the crystals and their harmonious arrangement on the matrix make it aesthetically pleasing, something that does not normally occur in this species.
Mount Xuebaoding, Pingwu, Mianyang Prefecture, Sichuan Province  China

Specimen size: 7.8 × 6.9 × 4.1 cm = 3.07” × 2.72” × 1.61”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.8 cm = 0.35” × 0.31”

Calcite and Fluorapatite fluorescent long & short UV



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AUSTRALIA

Rhodonite with Calcite

Recorded under LED light
 

TFR50AN4: Rhodonite crystals of good size, with very sharp crystal forms and with one of the crystals clearly dominant, on matrix. They have an intense and uniform color, with steps, lustrous and with translucent edges. A classic, very characteristic of the locality.
North Mine (North Broken Hill Mine), Broken Hill, Yancowinna County, New South Wales  Australia

Specimen size: 6.4 × 4.2 × 3.4 cm = 2.52” × 1.65” × 1.34”

Main crystal size: 4.7 × 2.1 cm = 1.85” × 0.83”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV



Rhodonite with Calcite. Front
Front
Rhodonite with Calcite. Side
Side
Rhodonite with Calcite. Side
Side
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