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THE JORDI FABRE COLLECTION (DUPLICATES)

Jordi Fabre Texts: Jordi Fabre
Translation: Alfredo Petrov Alfredo Petrov

 


 

 

With the collection
With the collection

Fluorite

 

Quartz with Siderite

 

Pyromorphite

 

The Jordi Fabre Collection (duplicates)

September 2021 marks 50 years since I started selling minerals and 25 since I started doing it on the internet. Those who are curious to know how these 25/50 years have been will find more information here

50 years dedicated to the same activity is a lot of years, and I believe that the time has come to start doing things in a different way. Although I plan to continue offering minerals until my health or my age no longer allows, little by little I will decrease the intensity and from 2022 I will stop attending the vast majority of the shows at which I used to exhibit or just visit. I will no longer go to Tucson from 2022 and depending on how things go I will go (or not) to other shows.
As I am lucky to have gathered a very large and quality stock during all these years of activity, and as in recent times I have been intensely buying a lot of varied material, between the 'classic' stuff and what I have bought in recent years I think there is enough to offer competitive pieces online for a long time. However, considering how demanding the collecting world has become, there could come a time in the future in which a decrease in the quality of what we were offering would begin to be noticed, and that is why I want to do something a bit different: put part of my personal collection up for sale.

My collection is quite extensive (more than 3000 specimens) and although it is limited to 4 countries: Spain, Morocco, Portugal and France, I think it has a good number of competitive pieces. Lately I find that I have neither the time nor the capacity to properly process everything that I was adding to the collection. In view of this fact, I've decided to change the way I was doing things and have come up with this solution:
What better way than to share the many pieces that are not part of the 'hard core' of my collection with the family of friends and clients that has grown around this page over the years? By putting them up for sale I will no longer have them physically but they will have a new digital entity in which their photo, description and all their data will be shared online. I think it is a useful way to reclassify, with specific numbering, a good part of the specimens in my collection so that others can have them, and they will continue to be well referenced online for some time (which I will try to extend as long as possible)
The idea is to use these duplicates to create something like an online reference which, if any institution is interested in future, can be transferred in digital format so that it can be saved as one more document / file added to those they usually handle. The institutions will not be bothered with more work due to the need for physical conservation or extra space requirements.

In short, from now on and as long as my strength allows, I am going to use this sales page to build a digital file of a significant number of pieces from my collection that I hope will be useful. Their sale, along with the sales of the other pieces from my stock, will generate some funds that I hope will allow me to continue living with dignity and to continue maintaining, thanks to those funds, this website and FMF, both very active and fulfilling their function, that of spreading mineralogy.

To avoid any confusion: I will not sell these duplicates from my collection other than through this page, I will continue to preserve the 'hard core' of my collection, in which the most valuable and unique pieces will stay. The only exceptions which I will refrain from selling will be the minerals from Catalonia which, although they are not of great value, I will retain for sentimental reasons.

Welcome to the duplicates page of Jordi Fabre's collection, I hope you like them as much as I liked them when I had them. In fact, I always wanted to have a sales page for my own minerals at Fabre Minerals!

Jordi


 




A long way to go

 



Typical record from the Jordi Fabre Collection

 

The main information goes on the front and on the back there is additional information


Link to sold specimens from the Jordi Fabre Collection
 



Fluorite
Fluorite. Front with slight light behind
Front with slight light behind
Fluorite. Side with light behind
Side with light behind
Fluorite. Rear with slight light behind
Rear with slight light behind
Fluorite.

Recorded under LED light
Fluorite
 

JFD25AN6: Totally different from what is normally expected from the Josefa-Veneros vein, this piece surprised me when I got it, but since it was from Dr. Anton Forster, a mining engineer and collaborator of Dr. Maucher at the University of Munich, that confirmed to me that it was really from there. Dr. Forster was head of geology at La Collada when the famous specimens from the Josefa-Veneros vein were being found. He only worked there during that period and, since the piece indeed has all the appearance of being from the La Collada area and not from La Viesca, after checking it with José Ramón García we came to the conclusion that, although unusual, it must indeed be from Josefa-Veneros. In any case, I was very happy with it …
Josefa-Veneros vein, Coroña de Arriba-La Collada, La Collada mining area, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (±1970-75)

Specimen size: 12.6 × 8.2 × 4.7 cm = 4.96” × 3.23” × 1.85”

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

Former collection of Jordi Fabre (duplicates)



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Pyromorphite with limonite

Recorded under LED light
Pyromorphite with limonite
 

JFD27AN6: An exciting novelty when they were first found. Many different source localities were given initially until we finally found out precisely which mine they came from. They are not spectacular, but nice, with a good green color (sometimes with shades of yellow) and sharp crystals. There was a lot of talk about them because, curiously, Morocco, a country so rich in secondary lead minerals, to date has very few localities for Pyromorphite.
Bou Iboulkhir Mine, Moulay Bouazza, Khénifra Province, Béni Mellal-Khénifra Region  Morocco (03-04/2015)

Specimen size: 4.1 × 4 × 2 cm = 1.61” × 1.57” × 0.79”

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

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Former collection of Jordi Fabre (duplicates)

€110 / US$126 / ¥14400 / AUD$171

Pyromorphite with limonite. Front
Front
Pyromorphite with limonite. Rear
Rear
Pyromorphite with limonite.
Reservado
Prehnite with Quartz and Epidote
Prehnite with Quartz and Epidote. Front
Front
Prehnite with Quartz and Epidote. Side
Side
Prehnite with Quartz and Epidote. Side
Side
Prehnite with Quartz and Epidote.

Recorded under LED light
Prehnite with Quartz and Epidote
 

JFD29AN6: It's been a long time since these unique prehnites were seen for the first time, from a remote locality in the deep South of Morocco. Due to the difficulties caused by being close to the border, the work was abandoned and, although pieces from this locality reappear sporadically due to individual adventures, it has never become a classic Moroccan locality despite the fact that it could easily qualify due to the richness of what is apparently there.
Jebel Melh, Bou Arfa, Figuig Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (1995)

Specimen size: 13.7 × 9.8 × 9.9 cm = 5.39” × 3.86” × 3.90”

Former collection of Jordi Fabre (duplicates)



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BOB NOBLE THUMBNAIL COLLECTION

Carles Curto Text: Carles Curto (formerly curator of the Geology Museum, Barcelona) & Jordi Fabre
Alfredo Petrov Translation: Alfredo Petrov
Assistance from John S. White (former Smithsonian curator) John S. White


Rhodochrosite
 

THM27AN6: Group of rhombohedral Rhodochrosite crystals, one of them clearly dominant, with very well defined faces and edges, translucent, with bright luster and an intense and uniform color, on matrix.
We will send the specimen, which comes from the Robert J. Noble collection, in its original Perky box, which also contains the label.
Uchucchacua Mine, Oyón Province, Lima Department  Peru

Specimen size: 2.6 × 2.7 × 1.8 cm = 1.02” × 1.06” × 0.71”

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

Former collection of Bob Noble



Rhodochrosite. Rhodochrosite.
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PORTUGAL

Fluorapatite with Quartz, Siderite and Muscovite
Fluorapatite with Quartz, Siderite and Muscovite. Fluorapatite with Quartz, Siderite and Muscovite.

Recorded under LED light
 

TTM27AN6: Group of Fluorapatite crystals with a short prismatic habit, doubly terminated, translucent, lustrous, and green with geometric color zoning. They are implanted on a translucent Quartz crystal coated with rhombohedral Siderite crystals and leafy Muscovite aggregates.
Minas da Panasqueira, Aldeia de São Francisco de Assis, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Cova da Beira, Centro  Portugal

Specimen size: 5.2 × 4.8 × 3.4 cm = 2.05” × 1.89” × 1.34”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1 cm = 0.59” × 0.39”

Intense zoned fluorescence long & short UV



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FRANCE

Quartz (japan law twin)

Recorded under LED light
 

TMP37AN6: Group of very sharp crystals, one of them with a very sharp Japan-law twin, very transparent and lustrous, colorless, and on matrix.
This piece comes from the Alain Martaud collection, whose label we will send to the buyer.
Les Rivoirands, Vizille, Grenoble, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (2010)

Specimen size: 7.7 × 5.9 × 5.9 cm = 3.03” × 2.32” × 2.32”

Main crystal size: 1.9 × 1.6 cm = 0.75” × 0.63”




Quartz (japan law twin). Front
Front
Quartz (japan law twin). Side
Side
Quartz (japan law twin).
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MOROCCO

Quartz with Chlorite inclusions
Quartz with Chlorite inclusions. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Quartz with Chlorite inclusions. Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Quartz with Chlorite inclusions. Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén

Recorded under LED light
 

EFA48AN6: Novelty, from a so far unpublished Moroccan locality: Floater growth of large flattened Quartz crystals, doubly terminated, with very marked parallel aggregates with a comb-like morphology, transparent, very lustrous and with abundant oriented Chlorite inclusions.
Ksar Tassemente, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (01/2020)

Specimen size: 14.8 × 6.4 × 6.6 cm = 5.83” × 2.52” × 2.60”

Main crystal size: 6 × 2.6 cm = 2.36” × 1.02”


€480 / US$552 / ¥62870 / AUD$748

Reservado
Quartz with Chlorite inclusions

Recorded under LED light
 

EBD90AN6: Novelty, from a so far unpublished Moroccan locality: Floater growth of large flattened Quartz crystals, doubly terminated, with very marked parallel aggregates with a comb-like morphology, transparent, very lustrous and with abundant oriented Chlorite inclusions.
Ksar Tassemente, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (01/2020)

Specimen size: 18.4 × 9.4 × 8.1 cm = 7.24” × 3.70” × 3.19”

Main crystal size: 9 × 5.4 cm = 3.54” × 2.13”




Quartz with Chlorite inclusions. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Quartz with Chlorite inclusions. Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Quartz with Chlorite inclusions
Quartz with Chlorite inclusions. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Quartz with Chlorite inclusions. Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén

Recorded under LED light
 

EBE91AN6: Novelty, from a so far unpublished Moroccan locality: Floater growth of large flattened Quartz crystals, doubly terminated, with very marked parallel aggregates with a comb-like morphology, transparent, very lustrous and with abundant oriented Chlorite inclusions.
Ksar Tassemente, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (01/2020)

Specimen size: 18 × 10.6 × 7.1 cm = 7.09” × 4.17” × 2.80”

Main crystal size: 9 × 3 cm = 3.54” × 1.18”




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CHINA

Imayoshiite and Tobermorite (Group) with Fluorapophyllite-(K) and Datolite (bakerite variety)

Recorded under LED light
 

EMX49AN6: A novelty from the summer of 2021: Very sharp crystals of Imayoshiite, a rare carbonate-borate of calcium and aluminum, many of them doubly terminated, with a prismatic hexagonal habit and very marked parallel growths, transparent, very lustrous and largely covered by white spheroidal growths of a Tobermorite group mineral. On matrix, associated with small reddish brown crystals of Datolite (variety bakerite) and Fluorapophyllite-(K). Very good quality for the species.
The species have been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Shijiangshan Mine, Yinwu, Linxi, Ulanhad League, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (15/07/2021)

Specimen size: 7.4 × 5.7 × 3.3 cm = 2.91” × 2.24” × 1.30”

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




Imayoshiite and Tobermorite (Group) with Fluorapophyllite-(K) and Datolite (bakerite variety). Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Imayoshiite and Tobermorite (Group) with Fluorapophyllite-(K) and Datolite (bakerite variety). Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Imayoshiite and Tobermorite (Group) with Fluorapophyllite-(K) and Datolite (bakerite variety). Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Imayoshiite and Tobermorite (Group) with Fluorapophyllite-(K) and Datolite (bakerite variety). Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Imayoshiite with Bultfonteinite, Tobermorite (Group) and Andradite
Imayoshiite with Bultfonteinite, Tobermorite (Group) and Andradite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Imayoshiite with Bultfonteinite, Tobermorite (Group) and Andradite. Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Imayoshiite with Bultfonteinite, Tobermorite (Group) and Andradite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén

Recorded under LED light
 

EQT3AN6: New in the summer of 2021 and by far the best known for the species thus far. Sharp crystals, of great size, with a tabular habit and hexagonal contour, very lustrous, transparent, colorless, with pinkish Bultfonteinite and small white coatings of Tobermorite (Group).
The species have been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Shijiangshan Mine, Yinwu, Linxi, Ulanhad League, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (15/07/2021)

Specimen size: 5.2 × 3.3 × 2.9 cm = 2.05” × 1.30” × 1.14”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.5 cm = 0.28” × 0.20”




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Imayoshiite with Bultfonteinite, Tobermorite (Group) and Datolite (variety bakerite)

Recorded under LED light
 

EFJ86AN6: A novelty from the summer of 2021 and by far the best known for the species so far, in very sharp crystals, of large size, with a tabular habit and hexagonal outline, transparent, very lustrous, colorless, on matrix, associated with Andradite, pinkish Bultfonteinite and small white coatings of Tobermorite.
The species have been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Shijiangshan Mine, Yinwu, Linxi, Ulanhad League, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (15/07/2021)

Specimen size: 5.3 × 4.4 × 2.8 cm = 2.09” × 1.73” × 1.10”

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




Imayoshiite with Bultfonteinite, Tobermorite (Group) and Datolite (variety bakerite). Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Imayoshiite with Bultfonteinite, Tobermorite (Group) and Datolite (variety bakerite). Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Imayoshiite with Bultfonteinite, Tobermorite (Group), Datolite (variety bakerite) and Andradite
Imayoshiite with Bultfonteinite, Tobermorite (Group), Datolite (variety bakerite) and Andradite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Imayoshiite with Bultfonteinite, Tobermorite (Group), Datolite (variety bakerite) and Andradite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Imayoshiite with Bultfonteinite, Tobermorite (Group), Datolite (variety bakerite) and Andradite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén

Recorded under LED light
 

EJM67AN6: A novelty from the summer of 2021 and by far the best known for the species so far, in very sharp crystals, of large size, with a tabular habit and hexagonal outline, transparent, with very bright luster, colorless, on matrix, associated with pinkish Bultfonteinite, Andradite and small white coatings of Tobermorite. A good size piece worthy of any Museum.
The species have been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Shijiangshan Mine, Yinwu, Linxi, Ulanhad League, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (15/07/2021)

Specimen size: 9.7 × 5.8 × 3.6 cm = 3.82” × 2.28” × 1.42”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.9 cm = 0.47” × 0.35”




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Rhodochrosite with Quartz

Recorded under LED light
 

TRF16AN6: Druse, on matrix, of very flattened and sharp lenticular crystals of Rhodochrosite, with good luster and an intense and uniform color. Very fine and elegant.
Wutong Mine, Liubao, Cangwu, Wuzhou Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region  China (2021)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 5.7 × 2.7 cm = 2.52” × 2.24” × 1.06”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.6 cm = 0.39” × 0.24”




Rhodochrosite with Quartz. Front
Front
Rhodochrosite with Quartz. Side
Side
Rhodochrosite with Quartz. Rhodochrosite with Quartz.
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Malachite
Malachite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Malachite. Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén

Recorded under LED light
 

TPQ76AN6: Botryoidal Malachite growth of extraordinarily aesthetic shapes, with bands of different shades of green and an intense silky luster, which gives it a peculiar chatoyant appearance.
Shilu Mine, Yangchun, Yangjiang Prefecture, Guangdong Province  China (±1995)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 5 × 3 cm = 2.44” × 1.97” × 1.18”




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Malachite

Recorded under LED light
 

TFM27AN6: Botryoidal Malachite growth of extraordinarily aesthetic shapes, with bands of different shades of green and an intense silky luster, which gives it a peculiar chatoyant appearance.
Shilu Mine, Yangchun, Yangjiang Prefecture, Guangdong Province  China (±1995)

Specimen size: 6.8 × 6 × 4.4 cm = 2.68” × 2.36” × 1.73”




Malachite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Malachite. Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Malachite
Malachite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Malachite. Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén

Recorded under LED light
 

TFN27AN6: Botryoidal Malachite growth of extraordinarily aesthetic shapes, with bands of different shades of green and an intense silky luster, which gives it a peculiar chatoyant appearance.
Shilu Mine, Yangchun, Yangjiang Prefecture, Guangdong Province  China (±1995)

Specimen size: 7.9 × 5 × 3.2 cm = 3.11” × 1.97” × 1.26”




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