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THE JORDI FABRE COLLECTION (DUPLICATES)
Jordi Fabre Texts: Jordi Fabre
Translation: Alfredo Petrov
Alfredo Petrov

 

Pyrite
Pyrite. Front
Front
Pyrite. Side
Side
Pyrite. Side
Side

Recorded under LED light
Pyrite
 

JFD31AN7: Navajún and its Ampliación a Victoria mine are known worldwide for their cubic pyrites that are among the best in the world, but in addition to the cubes there are also pyrites like this one, with octahedral faces. They appear in the deposit at only a single spot where no work has been done for many years. Maybe one day work will be done in that section again and more of these characteristic cubo-octahedral pyrites will appear, but for now...
I bought it of course from Pedro Ansorena in 2002. Pedro is the owner of the mine and the person who knows it best.
Ampliación a Victoria Mine, Navajún, Comarca Cervera, La Rioja  Spain (±2000)

Specimen size: 3.8 × 3.3 × 3.6 cm = 1.50” × 1.30” × 1.42”

Former collection of Jordi Fabre (duplicates)

€340 / US$385 / ¥44320 / AUD$530

Reservado
Fluorite on epimorphic Quartz after Calcite

Recorded under LED light
Fluorite on epimorphic Quartz after Calcite
 

JFD37AN7: Geoda de las Monjas ('The Nun's pocket') is an already mythical name in the compendium of fluorite finds from La Viesca. One of the characteristics of this vug, apart from its quality and the enormous sizes of the best pieces, was what gave it its name ('Nuns' because of the shape of their bonnets) due to the relative presence of Quartz epimorphs after scalenohedral Calcite crystals that had disappeared, leaving only the shell of Quartz that used to coat them.
The most desirable epimorphs? Those that also had Fluorite crystals of good size on top of the epimorphs, such as in the case of this piece, which is what makes it such a high-quality specimen.
La Viesca Mine, Las Monjas pocket, La Collada mining area, Huergo, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (05/2010)

Specimen size: 11 × 8.7 × 8.3 cm = 4.33” × 3.43” × 3.27”

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

Former collection of Jordi Fabre (duplicates)



Fluorite on epimorphic Quartz after Calcite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Fluorite on epimorphic Quartz after Calcite. Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Quartz with Fluorapatite, Cassiterite and Siderite
Quartz with Fluorapatite, Cassiterite and Siderite. Front
Front
Quartz with Fluorapatite, Cassiterite and Siderite. Bottom
Bottom
Quartz with Fluorapatite, Cassiterite and Siderite. Quartz with Fluorapatite, Cassiterite and Siderite.

Recorded under LED light
Quartz with Fluorapatite, Cassiterite and Siderite
 

JFD38AN7: Quartz is ubiquitous in Panasqueira and appears there in a great diversity of habits. In this floater, recrystallized at its base, what is attractive, in addition to its transparency and perfection, is the presence of a Cassiterite crystal in the center of the piece and the numerous inclusions of Fluorapatite crystals, a very rare inclusion due to the very different formation temperatures of Quartz and Fluorapatite. Completing this combo piece is the presence of Siderite on the back.
I bought it from Alberto Ledo in 2014. Alberto is part of the new generation of Portuguese dealers who go often to the mine and sometimes get great specimens from there.
Minas da Panasqueira, Aldeia de São Francisco de Assis, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Cova da Beira, Centro  Portugal (10/2014)

Specimen size: 11.6 × 4.5 × 2.8 cm = 4.57” × 1.77” × 1.10”

Main crystal size: 9.1 × 2.9 cm = 3.58” × 1.14”

Fluorapatite fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Jordi Fabre (duplicates)



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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


BOB NOBLE THUMBNAIL COLLECTION

Vesuvianite
 

TFA14AN7: Two Vesuvianite crystals, one of them clearly dominant and thick, with very sharp crystal forms and perfect terminal faces, with a highly developed pinacoid. Between transparent and translucent, with bright luster and a uniform yellow color
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec  Canada

Specimen size: 2 × 1.6 × 1.4 cm = 0.79” × 0.63” × 0.55”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Vesuvianite. Vesuvianite.
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Goethite
Goethite. Goethite.
 

TTM13AN7: Very aerial spheroidal growths of glossy black Goethite. On matrix with Dolomite and small cubic Pyrite crystals.
We will ship the piece in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label, which shows a Wawa location, which was actually where the port of export of the material extracted from the mine was located.
Helen-MacLeod Mines, McMurray and Chabanel Townships, Algoma District, Ontario  Canada

Specimen size: 2.7 × 2.4 × 1.5 cm = 1.06” × 0.94” × 0.59”

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

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Austinite
 

TMX16AN7: Globular growths of lenticular Austinite crystals, with sharp crystal forms and strong curvatures on the faces and edges, translucent, with a yellow-green color, on a limonite matrix.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico

Specimen size: 3.2 × 2.2 × 1.2 cm = 1.26” × 0.87” × 0.47”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Austinite. Austinite.
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Pyrite
Pyrite. Pyrite.
 

TML14AN7: Floater group with two very sharp Pyrite crystals, one of them clearly dominant and both very lustrous.
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 Sullivan collection.
Ampliación a Victoria Mine, Navajún, Comarca Cervera, La Rioja  Spain

Specimen size: 2 × 1.4 × 1.3 cm = 0.79” × 0.55” × 0.51”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Chalcopyrite with Quartz
 

TBJ14AN7: Twinned Chalcopyrite crystals with the dominant forms of the bisphenoid, very sharp, lustrous, and partially covered by small Quartz crystals and spheroidal aggregates of Calcite microcrystals. A classic specimen from Cavnic, where good specimens of Chalcopyrite are rare.
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.
Cavnic Mine, Cavnic mining area, Cavnic, Maramures  Romania

Specimen size: 2.5 × 2.4 × 1.7 cm = 0.98” × 0.94” × 0.67”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 0.9 cm = 0.63” × 0.35”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Chalcopyrite with Quartz. Chalcopyrite with Quartz.
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Franckeite
Franckeite. Franckeite.
 

TXL13AN7: Radiated groups of Franckeite crystals with a flattened prismatic habit, sharp, well defined and with good luster, associated with small elongated Zinkenite crystals.
We will ship this piece in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Itos Mine, Oruro City, Cercado Province, Oruro Department  Bolivia

Specimen size: 3.2 × 2.4 × 1.9 cm = 1.26” × 0.94” × 0.75”

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

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Quartz (variety amethyst)
 

TJX62AN7: Floater aggregate with very aerial spheroidal shapes, translucent and with an intense and uniform lilac color. We highlight, apart from the color, the finesse and elegance of this specimen.
We will ship this specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Mamuju area, Sulawesi Barat Province, Sulawesi  Indonesia

Specimen size: 2.2 × 1.8 × 1.2 cm = 0.87” × 0.71” × 0.47”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Quartz (variety amethyst). Quartz (variety amethyst).
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SPANISH FLUORITE

Fluorite with Quartz
Fluorite with Quartz. Fluorite with Quartz.

Recorded under LED light
 

NBA27AN7: Fluorite crystals with cube shapes clearly beveled by the dodecahedron. Very transparent and lustrous and colorless, although with very slightly violet tones. On matrix, with coatings of small Quartz crystals.
Llamas Quarry, Obdulia vein, Caravia mining area, Las Cabañas, Duyos, Caravia, Comarca Oriente, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain

Specimen size: 7 × 5.4 × 3.1 cm = 2.76” × 2.13” × 1.22”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 1 cm = 0.67” × 0.39”




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FRANCE

Fluorite

Recorded under LED light
 

ERT48AN7: Group of crystals with a very sharp cubic habit, translucent, with good luster and a uniform green color, with a last phase of growth of a more yellow color. From the ‘Figuier’ vein, which is reputed to have produced the best quality Fluorites in this deposit.
A French classic that comes from the Alain Martaud collection, whose label we will send to the buyer.
Fontsante Mine, Figuier vein, Tanneron Massif, Var, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur  France (2011)

Specimen size: 7.7 × 6.6 × 3.2 cm = 3.03” × 2.60” × 1.26”

Main crystal size: 4.6 × 2.2 cm = 1.81” × 0.87”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Alain Martaud

€340 / US$385 / ¥44320 / AUD$530

Fluorite. Front
Front
Fluorite. Side
Side
Fluorite. Side
Side
Reservado

MOROCCO

Fluorite with Quartz and Pyrite
Fluorite with Quartz and Pyrite. Fluorite with Quartz and Pyrite.

Recorded under LED light
 

NMA89AN7: Group of very sharp crystals of considerable size, between transparent and translucent, with good luster and a greenish yellow color. With coatings of white Quartz crystals and small aggregates of Pyrite crystals.
The specimen comes from the Miguel David Martínez collection (number 821), whose label we will send to the buyer.
El Hammam, Meknès, Meknès Prefecture, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (1999)

Specimen size: 11.7 × 8.9 × 5.6 cm = 4.61” × 3.50” × 2.20”

Main crystal size: 5.7 × 4 cm = 2.24” × 1.57”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez



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Gold (spinel twin)

Recorded under LED light
 

EJT27AN7: A Gold with the dominant forms of the octahedron in highly stylized parallel growths, hopper growths and with distinct twinning according to the spinel law. The material has been carefully analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
This sample has been referenced and pictured, as a novelty in Munich 2021, in the magazine 'Le Règne Minéral' number 162, November-December 2021, page 21
Aouint Ighoman, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region  Morocco (09/2021)

Specimen size: 3.6 × 0.8 × 0.5 cm = 1.42” × 0.31” × 0.20”

Weight: 3.9 grams



Gold (spinel twin). Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold (spinel twin). Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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SOUTH AMERICA (excl. Brazil)

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

Recorded under LED light
 

EAB96AN7: Floater octahedral Gold with very sharp crystal forms and faces and with deep hopper growths with sharp internal steps.
Santa Elena de Uairén, Gran Sabana, Bolívar State  Venezuela

Specimen size: 1.5 × 0.9 × 0.8 cm = 0.59” × 0.35” × 0.31”

Weight: 5.0 grams



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Rhodochrosite with Sphalerite and Quartz

Recorded under LED light
 

EFB27AN7: Spheroidal growths of very sharp lenticular rhombohedral Rhodochrosite crystals, with good luster and a more intense and vivid pink color than usual in specimens from this deposit. On matrix, with small aggregates of Sphalerite crystals and transparent Quartz crystals.
Austria Duvas Mine, Morococha District, Yauli Province, Junín Department  Peru (07/2021)

Specimen size: 6.7 × 4.7 × 4.1 cm = 2.64” × 1.85” × 1.61”




Rhodochrosite with Sphalerite and Quartz. Rhodochrosite with Sphalerite and Quartz.
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Rhodochrosite with Sphalerite and Quartz
Rhodochrosite with Sphalerite and Quartz. Rhodochrosite with Sphalerite and Quartz.

Recorded under LED light
 

EMR86AN7: Botryoidal growths of very sharp lenticular rhombohedral Rhodochrosite crystals, with good luster and a more intense and vivid pink color than usual in pieces from this deposit. With small water-clear crystals of Quartz, very lustrous, with Sphalerite.
Austria Duvas Mine, Morococha District, Yauli Province, Junín Department  Peru (07/2021)

Specimen size: 7.5 × 6.4 × 3.6 cm = 2.95” × 2.52” × 1.42”




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Rhodochrosite with Quartz and Sphalerite

Recorded under LED light
 

EBZ96AN7: Spheroidal growths of Rhodochrosite with an intense and uniform pink color, with water-clear and very lustrous Quartz crystals and aggregates of sharp, lustrous Sphalerite microcrystals.
Austria Duvas Mine, Morococha District, Yauli Province, Junín Department  Peru (07/2021)

Specimen size: 12 × 8.6 × 5.3 cm = 4.72” × 3.39” × 2.09”




Rhodochrosite with Quartz and Sphalerite. Front
Front
Rhodochrosite with Quartz and Sphalerite. Side
Side
Rhodochrosite with Quartz and Sphalerite. Rhodochrosite with Quartz and Sphalerite.
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Quartz (variety rose quartz)
Quartz (variety rose quartz). Quartz (variety rose quartz).

Recorded under LED light
 

EFM88AN7: A novelty in Tucson Virtual 2021. Unique fan growths, with three generations, the first being a larger crystal with a slightly smoky color visible on the back of the sample, a second, with crystals of good size and intense color, and a last phase, with smaller crystals, very sharp, translucent, with a very bright luster and an intense and uniform color. It should be noted that the color is not due to inclusions of iron oxides but is the intrinsic color of the quartz. Different from what has been seen so far from this locality.
Huancayo District, Huancayo Province, Junín Department  Peru (2021)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 4.6 × 2.6 cm = 2.44” × 1.81” × 1.02”




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CHINA

Chalcocite

Recorded under LED light
 

TGR14AN7: Stalactitic growths of Chalcocite covered by a thin film of Chalcopyrite, with dominant blue and magenta tones. The existing bibliography suggests that in some cases Chalcocite may be partially substituted by Djurleite.
Tongshankou Mine, Edong, Daye, Huangshi Prefecture, Hubei Province  China (2019)

Specimen size: 3.4 × 2.5 × 2.2 cm = 1.34” × 0.98” × 0.87”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.3 cm = 0.28” × 0.12”




Chalcocite. Chalcocite.
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Veszelyite with Hemimorphite
Veszelyite with Hemimorphite. Veszelyite with Hemimorphite.

Recorded under LED light
 

TMB98AN7: Druse on matrix of aggregates of very sharp Veszelyite crystals, with sharp crystal forms, translucent, with good luster and an extraordinarily intense and uniform color. High quality for the species.
Sanguozhuang, Dongchuan District, Kunming Prefecture, Yunnan Province  China (2021)

Specimen size: 2.5 × 2 × 2.3 cm = 0.98” × 0.79” × 0.91”

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


€360 / US$407 / ¥46930 / AUD$562

Reservado
Malachite

Recorded under LED light
 

TMA66AN7: Botryoidal growths of very aesthetic Malachite 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: 8 × 4.5 × 2.7 cm = 3.15” × 1.77” × 1.06”




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
 

TRM66AN7: Botryoidal growths of very aesthetic Malachite 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: 7.2 × 7 × 3.7 cm = 2.83” × 2.76” × 1.46”




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Malachite

Recorded under LED light
 

EEB94AN7: Botryoidal growths of very aesthetic Malachite shapes, with bands of different shades of green and an intense silky luster, which gives it a peculiar 'chatoyant' appearance.
This particular piece features a pareidolia phenomenon, simulating a group of human figures (or a pair of joined water bottles)
Shilu Mine, Yangchun, Yangjiang Prefecture, Guangdong Province  China (±1995)

Specimen size: 8.3 × 8 × 3.3 cm = 3.27” × 3.15” × 1.30”




Malachite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Malachite. Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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ASIA (excl. China)

Cavansite with Stilbite-Ca
Cavansite with Stilbite-Ca. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Cavansite with Stilbite-Ca. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén

Recorded under LED light
 

NNM49AN7: Very well defined spheroidal growth of small dipyramidal Cavansite crystals, with sharp crystal forms, centered on a basalt matrix covered by Stilbite-Ca crystals.
This piece comes from the Miguel David Martínez collection (number 711), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Wagholi Quarry, Wagholi, Pune District (Poonah District), Maharashtra  India (2004)

Specimen size: 8.4 × 5.6 × 4.2 cm = 3.31” × 2.20” × 1.65”

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

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez



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TURKEY

Smithsonite

Recorded under LED light
 

TMF98AN7: Botryoidal Smithsonite growths, with remnants of rock matrix, translucent, with good luster and a uniform sky-blue color, with fine white festoons. The specimen comes from a find in the year 2020 made in a locality not known until now for quality Smithsonites in the world of collecting. The specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Aladağ Mine, Zamanti River area, Denizovasi, Yahyalı District, Kayseri Province, Central Anatolia Region  Turkey (2020)

Specimen size: 12.4 × 10.2 × 4.4 cm = 4.88” × 4.02” × 1.73”


€360 / US$407 / ¥46930 / AUD$562

Smithsonite. Smithsonite.
Reservado


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