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

 

Celestine
Celestine. Front
Front
Celestine. Rear
Rear

Recorded under LED light
Celestine
 

JFD55AN9: Fine and elegant, among the many that appear at this locality, this piece has something special that caught our attention, both Fermín Clemente, who was the one who found it, and me who bought it.
El Pilar de Jaravía, Pulpí, Comarca Levante Almeriense, Almería, Andalusia  Spain (2010)

Specimen size: 3.8 × 3.3 × 2 cm = 1.50” × 1.30” × 0.79”

Former collection of Jordi Fabre (duplicates)

Former collection of Fermín Clemente

€90 / US$101 / ¥11730 / AUD$140

Reservado
Prehnite with Augite and Titanite

Recorded under LED light
Prehnite with Augite and Titanite
 

JFD56AN9: It was always believed that these elongated black crystals were diopsides, but thanks to Gonzalo García, editor of the respected mineral magazine Bocamina, we now know that they are actually augites. In the case of this piece, it is abundant and well displayed, as there are many crystals traversing the Prehnite crystals.
Altogether, a fine piece from this locality, with the addition of the Augite and small Titanite crystals. Curiously, in the review of the piece that appeared together with its photograph in Mineralien Welt magazine, page 10 of the 01/2004 edition, the Augite is not mentioned but only the Prehnite. In those years these Carchelejo specimens were still relatively new in Europe.
Oficarsa Quarry, De las Culebras Hill, Carchelejo, Cárcheles, Comarca Sierra Mágina, Jaén, Andalusia  Spain (2003)

Specimen size: 7.7 × 6.3 × 3.2 cm = 3.03” × 2.48” × 1.26”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 2.2 cm = 0.98” × 0.87”

Former collection of Jordi Fabre (duplicates)

€220 / US$249 / ¥28680 / AUD$343

Prehnite with Augite and Titanite. Prehnite with Augite and Titanite.
Prehnite with Augite and Titanite. Prehnite with Augite and Titanite.
Reservado
Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.

Recorded under LED light
Pyromorphite
 

JFD57AN9: Very different from any other Horcajo Pyromorphite that I have seen, and supported by a magnificent pedigree. Ex-Máximo Reyero collection, one of the best field collectors in the South of Spain in the 1960-70s, later passing through the Folch collection (duplicates), and now it has come here.
Its crystal habit is very curious, the striations on the crystal faces are quite curious too, and the recrystallizations with an important color change, going from dark green to a lighter green, almost yellow, are very curious. In short, a curiosity from a mine that never ceases to amaze us.
El Horcajo Mines, El Horcajo, Almodóvar del Campo, Comarca Campo de Calatrava, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (±1910)

Specimen size: 4.8 × 4.1 × 3.1 cm = 1.89” × 1.61” × 1.22”

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

Former collection of Jordi Fabre (duplicates)

With handwritten note & record from the Folch Collection (duplicates)

€440 / US$498 / ¥57360 / AUD$687

Reservado
Fluorite with inclusions of Cinnabar and sulphides, with Calcite

Recorded under LED light
Fluorite with inclusions of Cinnabar and sulphides, with Calcite
 

JFD59AN9: In the first fluorites found in the Emilio mine it was relatively common for them to have sulphide inclusions, but only rarely were they Cinnabar. Later, these inclusions were seen less often, although a piece still appears occasionally with such inclusions.
This specimen also shows several Calcite crystals with a more complex crystal habit than the simple scalenohedra typical of this locality.
I bought it from a peddler in the mine in May 1993. What times those were...
Emilio Mine, Obdulia vein, Caravia mining area, La Rubiera, Loroñe, Colunga, Comarca de la Sidra, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (1991)

Specimen size: 5.2 × 3.9 × 3.1 cm = 2.05” × 1.54” × 1.22”

Main crystal size: 2.4 × 2.1 cm = 0.94” × 0.83”

Former collection of Jordi Fabre (duplicates)

€150 / US$169 / ¥19550 / AUD$234

Fluorite with inclusions of Cinnabar and sulphides, with Calcite. Front
Front
Fluorite with inclusions of Cinnabar and sulphides, with Calcite. Side
Side
Fluorite with inclusions of Cinnabar and sulphides, with Calcite.
Reservado
Fluorapatite with Cassiterite, Ferberite and Siderite
Fluorapatite with Cassiterite, Ferberite and Siderite. Front
Front
Fluorapatite with Cassiterite, Ferberite and Siderite. Rear
Rear
Fluorapatite with Cassiterite, Ferberite and Siderite. Side
Side

Recorded under LED light
Fluorapatite with Cassiterite, Ferberite and Siderite
 

JFD62AN9: Purple fluorapatites ('os lilas' in local slang) are a rarity in Panasqueira and when they appear they are highly valued. This piece is not large, but has no damage, it has Siderite, Cassiterite and Ferberite crystals, and color zoning, with a purple band between two green bands, which makes it an original and very elegant specimen.
Minas da Panasqueira, Aldeia de São Francisco de Assis, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Cova da Beira, Centro  Portugal (±1989)

Specimen size: 3.5 × 2.7 × 2.1 cm = 1.38” × 1.06” × 0.83”

Main crystal size: 2.1 × 1.6 cm = 0.83” × 0.63”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Former collection of Jordi Fabre (duplicates)

€460 / US$520 / ¥59970 / AUD$718

Reservado
Azurite

Recorded under LED light
Azurite
 

JFD63AN9: Touissit is well known for its secondary lead minerals but is less known as a world class locality for copper secondaries, and yet I believe that some of its best azurites would be among the top ten azurites in the world. They tend to have good sharp crystals, like this one, and occasionally exhibit an excellent luster, as is also the case here. The size of the crystals is not very large, but they sit on a white matrix that gives a nice color contrast.
I bought it to the always precise and always affable Hmani Ali, at his home in Oujda.
Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (±1996)

Specimen size: 4 × 3.6 × 3.5 cm = 1.57” × 1.42” × 1.38”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 1.2 cm = 0.55” × 0.47”

Former collection of Jordi Fabre (duplicates)



Azurite. Azurite.
Order
Marcasite
Marcasite. Front
Front
Marcasite. Rear
Rear
Marcasite. Marcasite.

Recorded under LED light
Marcasite
 

JFD64AN9: The Bou Nahas mine exploded onto the world collecting scene relatively recently. This Marcasite is phenomenal, with a multitude of crystals, all with Sperkise twinning, which are grouped together forming a very sharp and aesthetic elongated column. Since the mine started operating not many years ago, it is not yet possible to know for certain how well these marcasites will be preserved, but at the moment they do not seem to show signs of decomposition. This piece was published in Lapis magazine, 03/2014, page 26, and in the book 'La Guide des Passionnés' by Julien Lebocey (Le Règne Minéral) on page 103
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (07/2014)

Specimen size: 14.4 × 2.3 × 2.1 cm = 5.67” × 0.91” × 0.83”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 0.3 cm = 0.71” × 0.12”

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

Calcite
 

TXR63AN9: Equant twinned Calcite crystal with a bipyramidal habit, between transparent and translucent, with good luster and a honey-yellow color.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Irving Materials Quarry, Anderson, Madison County, Indiana  USA

Specimen size: 2.4 × 2 × 1.2 cm = 0.94” × 0.79” × 0.47”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Calcite. Calcite.
Order
Adamite
Adamite. Front
Front
Adamite. Front
Front
Adamite. Side
Side
 

TFM16AN9: Doubly terminated complete crystal of Adamite with parallel growths. It is translucent, lustrous and pale greenish yellow in 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 stating that it was previously in the Sullivan collection.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico

Specimen size: 2 × 1.5 × 1.3 cm = 0.79” × 0.59” × 0.51”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1 cm = 0.79” × 0.39”

Former collection of Bob Noble

€90 / US$101 / ¥11730 / AUD$140

Reservado
Fluorapatite with Cassiterite and Arsenopyrite
 

TTR14AN9: Group of translucent, lustrous, pale green tabular Fluorapatite crystals with twinned Cassiterite crystals and small Arsenopyrite crystals.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Minas da Panasqueira, Aldeia de São Francisco de Assis, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Cova da Beira, Centro  Portugal

Specimen size: 2.6 × 2.3 × 2.5 cm = 1.02” × 0.91” × 0.98”

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 0.7 cm = 0.51” × 0.28”

Very fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Bob Noble



Fluorapatite with Cassiterite and Arsenopyrite. Front
Front
Fluorapatite with Cassiterite and Arsenopyrite. Side
Side
Order
Vesuvianite
Vesuvianite. Front
Front
Vesuvianite. Front with light behind
Front with light behind
Vesuvianite.
 

TAJ46AN9: Isolated Vesuvianite crystal with very sharp crystal forms, with two prisms and multiple pyramidal faces at the termination. It is translucent, with greater transparency at the termination, and with an intense green color.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Bellecombe, Châtillon, Aosta Valley (Val d'Aosta)  Italy

Specimen size: 2.4 × 1.7 × 1.8 cm = 0.94” × 0.67” × 0.71”

Former collection of Bob Noble

€140 / US$158 / ¥18250 / AUD$218

Reservado
Miersite on Cuprite
 

TJJ66AN9: Complete polycrystalline floater growth of octahedral Cuprite crystals, finely beveled by the faces of the dodecahedron, lustrous, and with abundant aggregates of microcrystals of the rare species Miersite.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovsky District, Altai Krai  Russia

Specimen size: 2.9 × 1.7 × 1.9 cm = 1.14” × 0.67” × 0.75”

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

Former collection of Bob Noble

€180 / US$203 / ¥23460 / AUD$281

Miersite on Cuprite. Miersite on Cuprite.
Miersite on Cuprite.
Reservado
Beryl (variety goshenite) and Schorl
Beryl (variety goshenite) and Schorl. Front
Front
Beryl (variety goshenite) and Schorl. Side
Side
 

TYM10AN9: Group of Beryl crystals with excellent terminations, transparent, lustrous, colorless (goshenite variety) and with inclusions of acicular Schorl crystals.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Erongo Mountain, Usakos, Erongo Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 2 × 1.7 × 2.1 cm = 0.79” × 0.67” × 0.83”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 0.5 cm = 0.63” × 0.20”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Olmiite
 

TLF86AN9: Sheaf-like growth of Olmiite crystals with well defined faces and edges, with good luster and a pale brown color, on matrix.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
N'Chwaning II Mine, N'Chwaning mining area, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field (KMF), Northern Cape Province  South Africa

Specimen size: 2.7 × 2 × 2.1 cm = 1.06” × 0.79” × 0.83”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV

Former collection of Bob Noble



Olmiite. Front
Front
Olmiite. Front
Front
Olmiite. Side
Side
Order
Hematite
Hematite. Hematite.
 

TVR46AN9: Aggregate of lamellar crystals of lustrous Hematite, extraordinarily sharp and with very marked parallel growths.
We will send the specimen in its original Perky box from the R.J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Serra das Éguas, Brumado, Bahia, Northeast Region  Brazil

Specimen size: 3.3 × 2.1 × 0.7 cm = 1.30” × 0.83” × 0.28”

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

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Ferberite
 

TEL64AN9: Group of Ferberite crystals, one of them clearly dominant and outstanding, with sharp and lustrous crystal forms. It comes from a locality where few specimens of this quality have been seen.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Mount Chambillaya mining district, Quime, Inquisivi Province, La Paz Departament  Bolivia

Specimen size: 2.9 × 2.4 × 1.3 cm = 1.14” × 0.94” × 0.51”

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

Former collection of Bob Noble



Ferberite. Ferberite.
Order
Cerussite with Malachite
Cerussite with Malachite. Front
Front
Cerussite with Malachite. Front
Front
Cerussite with Malachite. Side
Side
 

THM14AN9: Twinned crystals of Cerussite with very sharp, translucent and lustrous crystal forms. They are white in color and on matrix with Malachite.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Brown's Open Pit, Rum Jungle, Batchelor, Coomalie Shire, Northern Territory  Australia

Specimen size: 2.5 × 2.1 × 1.6 cm = 0.98” × 0.83” × 0.63”

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

Former collection of Bob Noble

Minor fluorescence short UV



Order

USA

Franklinite with Calcite

Recorded under LED light
 

MMX96AN9: Octahedral crystals of Franklinite with very sharp crystal forms and with the dominant octahedron beveled by the dodecahedron. One of the crystals is clearly dominant and very aerial on a Calcite matrix. We emphasize that the crystal, in addition to being very aerial and complete, is practically free of damage, something really unusual in this type of specimen.
To all this we must add that the specimen comes from the prestigious collections of John Kolic and Chester Lemanski.
East Limb Fill Quarry, Sterling Mine, Sterling Hill, Ogdensburg, Franklin mining district, Sussex County, New Jersey  USA (16/06/2004)

Specimen size: 5.5 × 2.7 × 3.4 cm = 2.17” × 1.06” × 1.34”

Main crystal size: 3.4 × 3 cm = 1.34” × 1.18”

Calcite intense fluorescence long & short UV

Former collections of John Kolic and Chester Lemanski.



Franklinite with Calcite. Front
Front
Franklinite with Calcite. Side
Side
Franklinite with Calcite. Side
Side
Franklinite with Calcite. Rear
Rear
Order
Wavellite
Wavellite. Wavellite.

Recorded under LED light
 

NRV16AN9: Spheroidal growths, on matrix, of translucent Wavellite crystals with good luster and an intense green color. A classic of U.S. mineralogy.
Dug Hill, Avant, Garland County, Arkansas  USA

Specimen size: 8.4 × 4.8 × 2.2 cm = 3.31” × 1.89” × 0.87”

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

Minor fluorescence short UV

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez



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SPAIN

Beryl (variety emerald)

Recorded under LED light
 

NFM14AN9: Two Beryl crystals (emerald variety), aerial, with very sharp crystal forms, translucent and with an intense color, on a Phlogopite matrix. It comes from a Spanish locality already considered a classic.
This specimen comes from the Miguel David Martínez collection (number 786) whose label we will send to the buyer.
Emerald Deposit, A Franqueira, A Cañiza, Comarca Paradanta, Pontevedra, Galicia  Spain (2000)

Specimen size: 3.2 × 2.1 × 2.4 cm = 1.26” × 0.83” × 0.94”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 1.4 cm = 0.71” × 0.55”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez

€90 / US$101 / ¥11730 / AUD$140

Beryl (variety emerald). Front
Front
Beryl (variety emerald). Top
Top
Reservado
Prehnite with Orthoclase
Prehnite with Orthoclase. Front
Front
Prehnite with Orthoclase. Rear
Rear
Prehnite with Orthoclase.

Recorded under LED light
 

NRA46AN9: Very aerial group of Prehnite crystals, of good size for the locality, with crystal forms that are unusually sharp for the species, between translucent and transparent, with good luster and a greenish yellow color, on an Orthoclase matrix, associated with crystals of the Clinozoisite-Epidote (Series)
Isabel Quarry (La Saludadora Quarry), La Cabrera pluton, Valdemanco, Comarca Sierra de Guadarrama, Madrid, Community of Madrid  Spain

Specimen size: 5.4 × 4.7 × 3.2 cm = 2.13” × 1.85” × 1.26”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.9 cm = 0.39” × 0.35”




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Quartz with Clinozoisite-Epidote (Series)

Recorded under LED light
 

NRT63AN9: Quartz crystals with a very short prism, transparent and lustrous, on a matrix covered by Clinozoisite-Epidote (Series) crystals.
The specimen comes from the Miguel David Martínez collection (number 864) whose label we will send to the buyer.
Sierra y Lomas Quarry (Los Serranos Quarry), Cabezo Negro, Albatera, Comarca Vega Baja del Segura, Alacant / Alicante, Valencian Community  Spain (2008)

Specimen size: 4.7 × 3.6 × 2.9 cm = 1.85” × 1.42” × 1.14”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 1.4 cm = 0.71” × 0.55”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez

€85 / US$96 / ¥11080 / AUD$132

Quartz with Clinozoisite-Epidote (Series). Quartz with Clinozoisite-Epidote (Series).
Reservado
Sphalerite with Siderite
Sphalerite with Siderite. Sphalerite with Siderite.

Recorded under LED light
 

NVA13AN9: Twinned crystals of Sphalerite with very sharp and extraordinarily lustrous crystal forms, on a matrix covered by rhombohedral Siderite crystals. Very unusual for the locality.
This specimen comes from the Miguel David Martínez collection (number 775) whose label we will send to the buyer.
San Valentín open pit, Sancti Espíritu, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, La Unión, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain (2012)

Specimen size: 3.7 × 3.5 × 2.2 cm = 1.46” × 1.38” × 0.87”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.4 cm = 0.20” × 0.16”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez



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Baryte

Recorded under LED light
 

NFR26AN9: Rosette aggregates of very sharp lamellar Baryte crystals, with red Hematite inclusions, on matrix.
The specimen comes from the Miguel David Martínez collection (number 678) whose label, stating that it was previously in the Mariano Guillén collection, we will send to the buyer.
Victoria Mine, Cabezo de San Ginés, El Estrecho de San Ginés, Cartagena, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain

Specimen size: 6.5 × 5.5 × 3.3 cm = 2.56” × 2.17” × 1.30”

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

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez

€140 / US$158 / ¥18250 / AUD$218

Baryte. Baryte.
Reservado
Quartz (variety amethyst)
Quartz (variety amethyst). Front
Front
Quartz (variety amethyst). Side
Side
Quartz (variety amethyst).

Recorded under LED light
 

NFT90AN9: Group of Quartz crystals (amethyst variety) with short prism faces, transparent, with very bright luster and a pale violet color, with a more intense tone on the edges and vertices. High quality for the deposit.
The specimen, exceptional for the locality, comes from the Miguel David Martínez collection (number 941) whose label, stating that it was previously in the Mariano Guillén collection, we will send to the buyer.
San Valentín open pit, Sancti Espíritu, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, La Unión, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain

Specimen size: 17.3 × 12.5 × 7.7 cm = 6.81” × 4.92” × 3.03”

Main crystal size: 2.6 × 2.3 cm = 1.02” × 0.91”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez

€560 / US$634 / ¥73010 / AUD$874

Reservado
Prehnite

Recorded under LED light
 

NMF14AN9: Globular aggregates of Prehnite, one of them clearly dominant and very aerial, on an ophite matrix, with very sharp and lustrous crystal terminations, which is unusual in specimens from this deposit, which is currently closed.
The specimen comes from the Miguel David Martínez collection (number 876) whose label we will send to the buyer.
Oficarsa Quarry, De las Culebras Hill, Carchelejo, Cárcheles, Comarca Sierra Mágina, Jaén, Andalusia  Spain (2005)

Specimen size: 4.7 × 4 × 3 cm = 1.85” × 1.57” × 1.18”

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

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez

€110 / US$124 / ¥14340 / AUD$171

Prehnite. Prehnite.
Reservado

SPANISH FLUORITE

Fluorite with Baryte
Fluorite with Baryte. Fluorite with Baryte.

Recorded under LED light
 

NMT26AN9: Tetrahexahedral Fluorite crystals with very well developed crystal forms, transparent, lustrous, colorless and implanted in a group of white lamellar Baryte crystals.
Jaimina Mine, Obdulia vein, Caravia mining area, Trechorio, Carrales, Caravia, Comarca Oriente, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain

Specimen size: 3.9 × 2.7 × 2.3 cm = 1.54” × 1.06” × 0.91”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 1.6 cm = 0.71” × 0.63”


€120 / US$135 / ¥15640 / AUD$187

Reservado
Fluorite

Recorded under LED light
 

NXL14AN9: Group of Fluorite crystals with clearly dominant cube shapes and beveled by the dodecahedron. They are extraordinarily transparent, shiny and pale violet in color.
Llamas Quarry, Obdulia vein, Caravia mining area, Las Cabañas, Duyos, Caravia, Comarca Oriente, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain

Specimen size: 2.9 × 1.9 × 1.4 cm = 1.14” × 0.75” × 0.55”

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


€90 / US$101 / ¥11730 / AUD$140

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

Recorded under LED light
 

NMA14AN9: Single flattened Fluorite crystal with clearly dominant cube shapes and beveled by the dodecahedron. It is extraordinarily transparent, lustrous, and pale violet in color.
Llamas Quarry, Obdulia vein, Caravia mining area, Las Cabañas, Duyos, Caravia, Comarca Oriente, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain

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


€90 / US$101 / ¥11730 / AUD$140

Reservado
Fluorite with Calcite

Recorded under LED light
 

NDR26AN9: Individual crystal of transparent Fluorite, lustrous, with dominant cube faces, very finely beveled by the dodecahedron. It is blue-violet in color and sits on a Calcite matrix. Due to the transparency of the crystal, it is easily visible that the cube has grown into a Calcite scalenohedron.
Llamas Quarry, Obdulia vein, Caravia mining area, Las Cabañas, Duyos, Caravia, Comarca Oriente, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain

Specimen size: 2.6 × 2.5 × 2 cm = 1.02” × 0.98” × 0.79”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.8 cm = 0.79” × 0.71”


€140 / US$158 / ¥18250 / AUD$218

Fluorite with Calcite. Front
Front
Fluorite with Calcite. Side
Side
Reservado
Fluorite with Calcite
Fluorite with Calcite. Front
Front
Fluorite with Calcite. Side
Side

Recorded under LED light
 

NBC56AN9: Single Fluorite crystal with clearly dominant cube shapes beveled by the dodecahedron. It is transparent, with good luster and a pale violet color, and sits on a Calcite matrix.
Llamas Quarry, Obdulia vein, Caravia mining area, Las Cabañas, Duyos, Caravia, Comarca Oriente, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain

Specimen size: 4.5 × 3.5 × 2.9 cm = 1.77” × 1.38” × 1.14”

Main crystal size: 2.3 × 2.1 cm = 0.91” × 0.83”


€160 / US$181 / ¥20860 / AUD$249

Reservado
Fluorite

Recorded under LED light
 

NNL99AN9: Druse of transparent Fluorite crystals, with a very bright luster and an extraordinarily vivid blue color with geometric zoning of an intense violet color. This specimen, a Spanish classic, comes from the Miguel David Martínez collection (number 819) whose label we will send to the buyer.
La Viesca Mine, La Collada mining area, Huergo, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (±2017)

Specimen size: 8.8 × 5.1 × 5.4 cm = 3.46” × 2.01” × 2.13”

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

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez

€460 / US$520 / ¥59970 / AUD$718

Fluorite. Front
Front
Fluorite. Side
Side
Fluorite.
Reservado

FRANCE

Hematite
Hematite. Hematite.

Recorded under LED light
 

TFA90AN9: Group of equant Hematite crystals, of very considerable size for this deposit, very lustrous and with an intense black color.
The specimen comes from the Alain Martaud collection, whose label we will send to the buyer.
Brézouard, Les Vosges Massif, Lapoutroie, Ribeauvillé, Haut-Rhin, Grand Est  France (1985)

Specimen size: 15.3 × 7.3 × 3.7 cm = 6.02” × 2.87” × 1.46”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1.4  cm = 0.59” × 0.55”

Former collection of Alain Martaud

€480 / US$543 / ¥62580 / AUD$749

Reservado

EUROPE (excl. Spain, Portugal and France)

Bismuth with Calcite

Recorded under LED light
 

MMB26AN9: Very aerial aggregate of sharp Bismuth crystals with very well marked parallel and skeletal growths, some of them doubly terminated, on matrix with Calcite. A superb European classic, of great quality and with the added benefit of being in matrix.
Schlema-Hartenstein District, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony/Sachsen  Germany

Specimen size: 5.2 × 4.4 × 3.4 cm = 2.05” × 1.73” × 1.34”




Bismuth with Calcite. Front
Front
Bismuth with Calcite. Top
Top
Bismuth with Calcite.
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Pyrite after Pyrrhotite with Sphalerite, Calcite and Boulangerite
Pyrite after Pyrrhotite with Sphalerite, Calcite and Boulangerite. Front
Front
Pyrite after Pyrrhotite with Sphalerite, Calcite and Boulangerite. Side
Side
Pyrite after Pyrrhotite with Sphalerite, Calcite and Boulangerite.

Recorded under LED light
 

MFR96AN9: Very aerial group of platy Pyrite pseudomorphs after Pyrrhotite crystals, with coatings of twinned Sphalerite crystals, Calcite, and acicular aggregates of Boulangerite.
Stan Trg (Stari Trg) Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo (05/2021)

Specimen size: 13.3 × 4.6 × 2.8 cm = 5.24” × 1.81” × 1.10”

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


€190 / US$215 / ¥24770 / AUD$296

Reservado
Pyrite after Pyrrhotite with Galena, Calcite, Quartz and Dolomite

Recorded under LED light
 

NFX90AN9: Large pseudomorphs with a hexagonal outline of Pyrite after Pyrrhotite crystals, with coatings of complex white Calcite crystals, cubo-octahedral Galena crystals and small Quartz and Dolomite crystals. An old piece, since the mine is not currently producing this type of specimen with large Galena crystals.
Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo

Specimen size: 16 × 12.5 × 10.5 cm = 6.30” × 4.92” × 4.13”

Main crystal size: 9.3 × 6.8 cm = 3.66” × 2.68”

Calcite minor fluorescence long & short UV



Pyrite after Pyrrhotite with Galena, Calcite, Quartz and Dolomite. Front
Front
Pyrite after Pyrrhotite with Galena, Calcite, Quartz and Dolomite. Side
Side
Pyrite after Pyrrhotite with Galena, Calcite, Quartz and Dolomite.
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MOROCCO

Gold (spinel twin) on Quartz
Gold (spinel twin) on Quartz. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold (spinel twin) on Quartz. Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén

Recorded under LED light
 

EER31AN9: Group of Gold crystals with the dominant forms of the octahedron and with very sharp spinel-law twinning, very lustrous and very aerial on a Quartz matrix.
The piece shows good crystallization and, above all, it is on matrix, which until now had been extremely rare. The material has been carefully analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Aouint Ighoman, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region  Morocco (09/2021)

Specimen size: 1.7 × 0.9 × 0.9 cm = 0.67” × 0.35” × 0.35”

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

Weight: 0.9 grams

€620 / US$702 / ¥80830 / AUD$968

Reservado
Gold (spinel twin)

Recorded under LED light
 

EPP96AN9: Group of very sharp Gold crystals with the dominant forms of the octahedron in very stylized parallel growths, toothed and with distinct spinel-law twinning. The material has been carefully analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Aouint Ighoman, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region  Morocco (09/2021)

Specimen size: 2.9 × 0.8 × 0.7 cm = 1.14” × 0.31” × 0.28”

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

Weight: 4.8 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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Baryte with Pyrite inclusions
Baryte with Pyrite inclusions. Front
Front
Baryte with Pyrite inclusions. Side
Side
Baryte with Pyrite inclusions. Rear
Rear
Baryte with Pyrite inclusions.

Recorded under LED light
 

NRT27AN9: Group of very sharp tabular Baryte crystals, transparent, with extraordinary luster and a uniform greenish color, and very rich in inclusions of small Pyrite crystals.
The specimen comes from the Miguel David Martínez collection (number 878) whose label we will send to the buyer.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (±2019)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 3.9 × 4.5 cm = 2.52” × 1.54” × 1.77”

Main crystal size: 1.9 × 1 cm = 0.75” × 0.39”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez



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Pyrite

Recorded under LED light
 

MKL97AN9: Floater group of Pyrite crystals with cubic habit, very rich in polycrystalline growths and very lustrous.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (07/2020)

Specimen size: 9.3 × 6.4 × 6.2 cm = 3.66” × 2.52” × 2.44”

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


€220 / US$249 / ¥28680 / AUD$343

Pyrite. Front
Front
Pyrite. Rear
Rear
Pyrite.
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AFRICA (excl. Morocco)

Fluor-liddicoatite
Fluor-liddicoatite. Front
Front
Fluor-liddicoatite. Rear
Rear

Recorded under LED light
 

EFM97AN9: Doubly terminated floater crystal of Fluor-liddicoatite with excellent terminations, transparent, with very good luster and a red color with intense and deep mauve tones. The specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Sahatany Valley (Mt. Ibity), Vakinankaratra Region, Antananarivo Province  Madagascar

Specimen size: 2 × 1.9 × 0.9 cm = 0.79” × 0.75” × 0.35”


€320 / US$362 / ¥41720 / AUD$499

Reservado
Malachite with Heterogenite

Recorded under LED light
 

TRM27AN9: Very elegant botryoidal Malachite growth, with intense luster, uniform color, and with small crystals and intergrowths of shiny black Heterogenite.
Kolwezi District, Lualaba, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba)  Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire)

Specimen size: 5.6 × 4.5 × 3.6 cm = 2.20” × 1.77” × 1.42”


€220 / US$249 / ¥28680 / AUD$343

Malachite with Heterogenite. Front
Front
Malachite with Heterogenite. Side
Side
Malachite with Heterogenite.
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Smithsonite
Smithsonite. Smithsonite.

Recorded under LED light
 

TFB48AN9: Druse of small rhombohedral Smithsonite crystals that are very sharp, lustrous, and have a reddish color that is quite rare for Tsumeb specimens.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 8.9 × 5.6 × 4.1 cm = 3.50” × 2.20” × 1.61”

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




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BRAZIL

Tapiolite-(Fe) with Quartz and Muscovite

Recorded under LED light
 

MMB14AN9: Isolated and aerial crystal of Tapiolite-(Fe), with fine parallel growth striations, lustrous, and of good size for this rare species, contrasting with the Quartz and Muscovite matrix.
Joaquim Cigano claim, Quixabá, Paraíba, Northeast Region  Brazil

Specimen size: 4.7 × 2.8 × 3.2 cm = 1.85” × 1.10” × 1.26”

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 1 cm = 0.51” × 0.39”


€95 / US$107 / ¥12380 / AUD$148

Tapiolite-(Fe) with Quartz and Muscovite. Tapiolite-(Fe) with Quartz and Muscovite.
Reservado
Brazilianite with Albite
Brazilianite with Albite. Brazilianite with Albite.

Recorded under LED light
 

TXM97AN9: Very aerial group of prismatic Brazilianite crystals, some of them doubly terminated, transparent, with a very bright luster and an intense yellow color, on an Albite matrix.
This specimen is from the Richard M. Meiners III collection (number B008), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Telírio claim, Linópolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Vale do Rio Doce, Minas Gerais  Brazil

Specimen size: 5.9 × 2.8 × 2.3 cm = 2.32” × 1.10” × 0.91”

Main crystal size: 3 × 1 cm = 1.18” × 0.39”


€280 / US$317 / ¥36500 / AUD$437

Reservado

SOUTH AMERICA (excl. Brazil)

Gold with Quartz

Recorded under LED light
 

MXJ57AN9: Arborescent growth of deformed Gold crystals with small Quartz matrix fragments. The specimen comes from a very recent find in a locality hitherto semi-unknown to collectors.
La Rinconada, Ananea District, San Antonio de Putina Province, Puno Departament  Peru (03/2021)

Specimen size: 2.1 × 1.8 × 1.2 cm = 0.83” × 0.71” × 0.47”




Gold with Quartz. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold with Quartz. Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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CHINA

Beryl
Beryl. Front
Front
Beryl. Rear
Rear

Recorded under LED light
 

TFR29AN9: Single Beryl crystal with an unusual cylindrical habit, with a progressive narrowing in the lower part and a finely polycrystalline termination. It is transparent, lustrous, and with very distinct color zoning: pink in the middle, with greenish blue tones at the ends. Of the best possible quality for this deposit.
Tongbei, Yunxiao, Zhangzhou Prefecture, Fujian Province  China

Specimen size: 5 × 1.4 × 1.4 cm = 1.97” × 0.55” × 0.55”




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Fluorite with Quartz

Recorded under LED light
 

TFB76AN9: Group of Fluorite crystals with cubic habit and very well marked, transparent, lustrous polycrystalline growths, with shades between deep blue and violet and with intense geometric color zoning, on a matrix of small Quartz crystals. From a locality not well known for quality fluorites.
Jingbian Mine, Hengbu, Zongyang, Anqing Prefecture, Anhui Province  China

Specimen size: 5.9 × 5.8 × 2.9 cm = 2.32” × 2.28” × 1.14”

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

Fluorescent long UV & minor fluorescence short UV



Fluorite with Quartz. Front
Front
Fluorite with Quartz. Side
Side
Fluorite with Quartz. Side
Side
Fluorite with Quartz. Front with light behind
Front with light behind
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Tobermorite (Group) with Datolite (variety bakerite)
Tobermorite (Group) with Datolite (variety bakerite). Front
Front
Tobermorite (Group) with Datolite (variety bakerite). Rear
Rear
Tobermorite (Group) with Datolite (variety bakerite).

Recorded under LED light
 

EFH96AN9: New for summer 2021: Tobermorite forms small, snow-white fibrous spheroidal coatings on translucent orange-pink spheroidal growths of Datolite (bakerite variety).
These specimens have been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer. To learn more about this species and the rest of the paragenesis discovered so far in this mine, it is essential to read the article 'Rare Borate Minerals from the Shijiangshan-Shalonggou Deposits, Hexigten Banner, Inner Mongolia, China' whose authors are César Menor-Salván, Berthold Ottens and Ed Richard, featured in Rock & Minerals magazine, September-October 2021, Volume 96, Number 5.
Shijiangshan Mine, Yinwu, Linxi, Ulanhad League, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (15/07/2021)

Specimen size: 5.1 × 4 × 2.5 cm = 2.01” × 1.57” × 0.98”

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

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



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Imayoshiite with Tobermorite (Group) and Calcite

Recorded under LED light
 

EYZ11AN9: A novelty for the summer of 2021 and, in all likelihood, the best known for the species so far. Imayoshiite occurs in numerous very sharp crystals, with a tabular habit and hexagonal contour, transparent, very lustrous and between colorless and slightly yellow, occuring together with spheroidal growths of pinkish Bultfonteinite and with small white fibrous coatings of some Tobermorite group species, on Andradite matrix. These specimens have been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer. To learn more about this species and the rest of the paragenesis discovered so far in this mine, it is essential to read the article 'Rare Borate Minerals from the Shijiangshan-Shalonggou Deposits, Hexigten Banner, Inner Mongolia, China' whose authors are César Menor-Salván, Berthold Ottens and Ed Richard, featured in Rock & Minerals magazine, September-October 2021, Volume 96, Number 5.
Shijiangshan Mine, Yinwu, Linxi, Ulanhad League, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (15/07/2021)

Specimen size: 4.7 × 3.2 × 3.5 cm = 1.85” × 1.26” × 1.38”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.4 cm = 0.31” × 0.16”




Imayoshiite with Tobermorite (Group) and Calcite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Imayoshiite with Tobermorite (Group) and Calcite. Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Imayoshiite with Tobermorite (Group) and Calcite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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