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

 

Silver (variety kongsbergite)
Silver (variety kongsbergite). Front
Front
Silver (variety kongsbergite). Rear
Rear
Silver (variety kongsbergite).

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Silver (variety kongsbergite)
 

JFD135AO5: With a bad reputation for containing a lot of mercury (kongsbergite variety), if carefully protected from light they do not turn black and they retain that slightly reddish tone so characteristic of Imiter. With some matrix, very good size and that arborescent appearance, it is still a remarkable specimen despite the 32 years that have passed since it was found and I bought it.
Imiter Mine, Jebel Saghro, Imiter District, Tinghir Province, DrÔa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (1990)

Specimen size: 13.3 × 9.5 × 2.9 cm = 5.24” × 3.74” × 1.14”

Former collection of Jordi Fabre (duplicates)




MEXICO - CANADA

Mimetite

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TFL26AO5: Botryoidal growth of Mimetite, translucent, with orange color and on matrix. The specimen comes from a Mexican locality that is little known to collectors.
Bilbao Mine, La Blanca, Ojocaliente Municipality, Zacatecas  Mexico

Specimen size: 7 × 4.7 × 3.3 cm = 2.76” × 1.85” × 1.30”




Mimetite.
Brochantite
Brochantite. Front
Front
Brochantite. Side
Side
Brochantite.

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BBR46AO5: Aggregate on matrix of elongated crystals of Brochantite that form groups of parallel growths, with good terminations, very sharp, with bright luster and a very deep color.
Due to their characteristics, in our opinion, they can be considered among the best known specimens for the species.
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (07-08/2014)

Specimen size: 7.2 × 5.8 × 4.7 cm = 2.83” × 2.28” × 1.85”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 0.3 cm = 0.63” × 0.12”





SPAIN

Sphalerite

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NLA64AO5: Group of Sphalerite crystals with very sharp crystal forms, very lustrous and with small groups of Calcite.
The specimen comes from the collection of Santiago JimÚnez who, especially in the 1980s and '90s, managed to collect many rarities from urban and peri-urban areas of northern Spain, very little disclosed before in the mineral collecting world.

Malaespera Mine, Barrio de la Pe˝a, Bilbao, Comarca Gran Bilbao, Vizcaya / Bizkaia, Basque Country (Euskadi)  Spain

Specimen size: 2.8 × 1.8 × 1.2 cm = 1.10” × 0.71” × 0.47”

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

Former collection of Santiago Jiménez García



Sphalerite. Sphalerite.

SPANISH FLUORITE

Fluorite with Pyrite inclusions
Fluorite with Pyrite inclusions. Fluorite with Pyrite inclusions.

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TLB96AO5: Druse of very sharp Fluorite crystals, transparent, with good luster and a honey-yellow color and with very distinct geometric zoning outlined by oriented Pyrite inclusions, concentrated especially around the edges.
Moscona Mine, El Llano, SolÝs, Corvera de Asturias, Comarca AvilÚs, Principality of Asturias (Asturias)  Spain

Specimen size: 9 × 8.2 × 2.3 cm = 3.54” × 3.23” × 0.91”

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

Fluorescent long & short UV




FRANCE

Calcite with sand inclusions

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TMB66AO5: Floater group of acute rhombohedral Calcite crystals with sand inclusions. An excellent French classic.
Bellecroix, Fontainebleau, Seine-et-Marne, ╬le-de-France  France

Specimen size: 5.6 × 3.6 × 2.9 cm = 2.20” × 1.42” × 1.14”

Main crystal size: 3.2 × 2.3 cm = 1.26” × 0.91”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



Calcite with sand inclusions. Front
Front
Calcite with sand inclusions. Rear
Rear

EUROPE (excl. Spain, Portugal and France)

Sulphur with Calcite
Sulphur with Calcite. Front
Front
Sulphur with Calcite. Side
Side
Sulphur with Calcite.

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NVX68AO5: Isolated Sulphur crystals with very sharp crystal forms and with polycrystalline growths, translucent, with good luster and a very vivid color. On a matrix of Calcite microcrystals.
The specimen comes from the collection of Santiago JimÚnez who, especially in the 1980s and '90s, put together an excellent collection with a very good representation of the mineralogy of northern Spain.
Agrigento (Girgenti) Province, Sicily  Italy

Specimen size: 8.4 × 6.6 × 3.7 cm = 3.31” × 2.60” × 1.46”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 2.3 cm = 0.98” × 0.91”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Santiago Jiménez García



Galena with Arsenopyrite and Rhodochrosite

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TFA66AO5: Shiny cubo-octahedral Galena crystals, with very sharp crystal forms, on matrix, with very sharp and lustrous Arsenopyrite crystals and small rhombohedral Rhodochrosite crystals.
Stan Trg (Stari Trg) Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo (2000-2021)

Specimen size: 8.4 × 5.4 × 4.2 cm = 3.31” × 2.13” × 1.65”

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

Former collection of Ferat Voca



Galena with Arsenopyrite and Rhodochrosite. Galena with Arsenopyrite and Rhodochrosite.
Pyrite with Quartz
Pyrite with Quartz. Pyrite with Quartz.

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TGG46AO5: Group of very sharp Pyrite crystals, shiny and with a very uniform iridescence of bronze tones, lustrous, on matrix, associated with Quartz crystals and small lenticular rhombohedral Calcite crystals.
Stan Trg (Stari Trg) Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo (2000-2021)

Specimen size: 10.7 × 6 × 3.5 cm = 4.21” × 2.36” × 1.38”

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

Former collection of Ferat Voca




FSU

Galena with Sphalerite and Chalcopyrite

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LFY94AO5: Cuboctahedral Galena crystals, very shiny, on matrix, with twinned Sphalerite crystals and lustrous trapezohedral Chalcopyrite crystals.
This 'museum size' specimen comes from the collection of Philippe Morelon (number 780), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Dalnegorsk, Dalnegorsk Urban District, Primorsky Krai  Russia

Specimen size: 21 × 16 × 7.5 cm = 8.27” × 6.30” × 2.95”

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

Former collection of Philippe Morelon



Galena with Sphalerite and Chalcopyrite. Galena with Sphalerite and Chalcopyrite.
Galena with Sphalerite and Chalcopyrite. Galena with Sphalerite and Chalcopyrite.

MOROCCO

Vanadinite
Vanadinite. Front
Front
Vanadinite. Rear
Rear

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TBX14AO5: Parallel growths and polycrystalline forms of very sharp tabular Vanadinite crystals, translucent and with an intense and uniform color.
Unusual quality for the locality.
Tadaout, vein 12, Taouz, Er Rachidia Province, DrÔa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2019)

Specimen size: 3.2 × 3 × 2.1 cm = 1.26” × 1.18” × 0.83”

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




Vanadinite on manganese oxides

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TMR46AO5: Groups and isolated crystals of Vanadinite, many of them doubly terminated, with a short prismatic habit, sharp crystal shapes and some hopper terminations.Translucent, with an intense and uniform color and on a matrix of manganese oxides.
Unusual quality for the locality.
Tadaout, vein 12, Taouz, Er Rachidia Province, DrÔa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2019)

Specimen size: 4.6 × 3.7 × 3 cm = 1.81” × 1.46” × 1.18”

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




Vanadinite on manganese oxides. Vanadinite on manganese oxides.
Vanadinite on manganese oxides
Vanadinite on manganese oxides. Vanadinite on manganese oxides.

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

TBB16AO5: Isolated globular aggregates of Vanadinite formed of very sharp tabular crystals, with an intense color and luster, dispersed on a matrix of manganese oxides.
Unusual quality for the locality.
Tadaout, vein 12, Taouz, Er Rachidia Province, DrÔa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2019)

Specimen size: 7.2 × 3.6 × 3.5 cm = 2.83” × 1.42” × 1.38”

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




Vanadinite on manganese oxides

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

TMA66AO5: Groups and isolated crystals of Vanadinite, many of them doubly terminated, with a short prismatic shape, translucent, with an intense and uniform color and on a matrix of manganese oxides.
Unusual quality for the locality.
Tadaout, vein 12, Taouz, Er Rachidia Province, DrÔa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2019)

Specimen size: 6 × 5.8 × 4.4 cm = 2.36” × 2.28” × 1.73”

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




Vanadinite on manganese oxides. Vanadinite on manganese oxides.
Vanadinite with manganese oxides and Quartz
Vanadinite with manganese oxides and Quartz. Vanadinite with manganese oxides and Quartz.

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

TRR86AO5: Parallel growths and polycrystalline forms of Vanadinite whose habit varies from tabular to short prismatic, very sharp, translucent, with an intense and uniform color and on a Quartz matrix with manganese oxides. Unusual quality for the locality.
Tadaout, vein 12, Taouz, Er Rachidia Province, DrÔa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2019)

Specimen size: 5.8 × 5.4 × 3.4 cm = 2.28” × 2.13” × 1.34”

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




Vanadinite with manganese oxides and Quartz

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TVL47AO5: Parallel growths and polycrystalline forms of Vanadinite whose habit varies from tabular to short prismatic, very sharp, translucent, with an intense and uniform color and on a Quartz matrix with manganese oxides.
Unusual quality for the locality.
Tadaout, vein 12, Taouz, Er Rachidia Province, DrÔa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2019)

Specimen size: 8.3 × 6.2 × 5.8 cm = 3.27” × 2.44” × 2.28”

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




Vanadinite with manganese oxides and Quartz. Vanadinite with manganese oxides and Quartz.
Vanadinite with manganese oxides and Quartz.
Vanadinite on Siderite
Vanadinite on Siderite. Front
Front
Vanadinite on Siderite. Side
Side
Vanadinite on Siderite.

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TMF47AO5: Spheroidal aggregates of Vanadinite crystals with a short prismatic habit. Translucent, with an intense and uniform color and on an unusual matrix of weathered rhombohedral Siderite crystals.
Unusual quality for the locality.
Tadaout, vein 12, Taouz, Er Rachidia Province, DrÔa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2019)

Specimen size: 8.6 × 6.2 × 4.2 cm = 3.39” × 2.44” × 1.65”

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




Vanadinite

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TFR71AO5: A floater piece with very good size of parallel growths and polycrystalline forms of skeletal Vanadinite crystals, translucent and with an intense and uniform color.
Unusual quality for the locality.
Tadaout, vein 12, Taouz, Er Rachidia Province, DrÔa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2019)

Specimen size: 10.1 × 6.8 × 5.4 cm = 3.98” × 2.68” × 2.13”

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 0.9 cm = 0.51” × 0.35”




Vanadinite. Vanadinite.
Gold (spinel twin)
Gold (spinel twin). Front / Photo: Joaquim CallÚn
Front / Photo: Joaquim CallÚn
Gold (spinel twin). Rear / Photo: Joaquim CallÚn
Rear / Photo: Joaquim CallÚn

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EXJ92AO5: Very stylized parallel growth of octahedral Gold crystals, with a very sharp crystal morphology, a very distinct spinel-law twin and a hooked termination.
This 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 (2020)

Specimen size: 3 × 0.5 × 0.3 cm = 1.18” × 0.20” × 0.12”

With analysis copy

Weight: 1.4 grams



Gold (spinel twin)

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MZY45AO5: Parallel growth, very stylized, of octahedral Gold crystals, with very sharp crystal morphology and a marked spinel-law twin.
This 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 (2020)

Specimen size: 2 × 0.8 × 0.5 cm = 0.79” × 0.31” × 0.20”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.5 cm = 0.43” × 0.20”

With analysis copy

Weight: 3.1 grams



Gold (spinel twin). Front / Photo: Mark Mauthner
Front / Photo: Mark Mauthner
Gold (spinel twin). Vista lateral / Foto: Joaquim CallÚn
Vista lateral / Foto: Joaquim CallÚn
Gold (spinel twin). Rear / Photo: Joaquim CallÚn
Rear / Photo: Joaquim CallÚn
Gold (spinel twin). Top / Photo: Mark Mauthner
Top / Photo: Mark Mauthner
Baryte
Baryte. Front
Front
Baryte. Side
Side

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

TEX14AO5: Parallel growths of large profiled tabular Baryte crystals, with very well defined faces and edges; translucent, very lustrous and with a marked geometric zoning. Overall very aesthetic.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, DrÔa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2021)

Specimen size: 11.4 × 10.8 × 5.4 cm = 4.49” × 4.25” × 2.13”

Main crystal size: 9 × 4.5 cm = 3.54” × 1.77”





AFRICA (excl. Morocco)

Smithsonite

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TGR69AO5: Druse of flattened rhombohedral Smithsonite crystals, almost lenticular, very sharp, translucent, with good luster and a uniform pale cream color.
Great quality for Berg Aukas.
Berg Aukas, Grootfontein District, Otjozondjupa Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 5.8 × 5.2 × 3 cm = 2.28” × 2.05” × 1.18”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 0.8 cm = 0.59” × 0.31”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV



Smithsonite. Front / Photo: Joaquim CallÚn
Front / Photo: Joaquim CallÚn
Smithsonite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim CallÚn
Detail / Photo: Joaquim CallÚn

BRAZIL

Beryl (variety aquamarine) with Muscovite
Beryl (variety aquamarine) with Muscovite. Front
Front
Beryl (variety aquamarine) with Muscovite. Rear
Rear
Beryl (variety aquamarine) with Muscovite. Top
Top

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

NFB48AO5: Beryl crystal (aquamarine variety) with very sharp crystal forms, translucent, lustrous, sea-green in color and with inclusions. On matrix, with aggregates of lamellar Muscovite crystals.
The specimen comes from the collection of Santiago JimÚnez who, especially in the 1980s and '90s, put together an excellent collection with a very good representation of the mineralogy of northern Spain.

Alto do Giz pegmatite, Equador, Parelhas, Caicˇ, Rio Grande do Norte  Brazil

Specimen size: 7.8 × 5.4 × 6.3 cm = 3.07” × 2.13” × 2.48”

Main crystal size: 6.5 × 5.5 cm = 2.56” × 2.17”

Fluorescent short UV

Former collection of Santiago Jiménez García




CHINA

Calcite with iron oxides inclusions

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TFF67AO5: Parallel growths of Calcite crystals with very sharp prism forms, terminated by flattened rhombohedron faces, transparent, lustrous, with very pronounced phantom growths, colorless and with pink inclusions.
Leiping Mine, Leiping, Guiyang, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province  China

Specimen size: 9.3 × 8.6 × 6.6 cm = 3.66” × 3.39” × 2.60”

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

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV



Calcite with iron oxides inclusions. Front / Photo: Joaquim CallÚn
Front / Photo: Joaquim CallÚn
Calcite with iron oxides inclusions. Rear / Photo: Joaquim CallÚn
Rear / Photo: Joaquim CallÚn
Silver with Calcite
Silver with Calcite. Front / Photo: Joaquim CallÚn
Front / Photo: Joaquim CallÚn
Silver with Calcite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim CallÚn
Detail / Photo: Joaquim CallÚn
Silver with Calcite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim CallÚn
Detail / Photo: Joaquim CallÚn

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

TXF73AO5: A novelty on the 2022 market. Very aerial arborescent Silver growths, with a very distinct spinel-law twin plane and with small Calcite crystals that differentiate it from the classic Hongda silvers.
These pieces come from a find made in a small gold working, currently closed, and from which until now there was no evidence that such good silvers could be found there.
Jizishan deposit, Linqu, Weifang Prefecture, Shandong Province  China (±2014)

Specimen size: 7.1  × 6 × 3.9 cm = 2.80” × 2.36” × 1.54”

Main crystal size: 4.4 × 0.1 cm = 1.73” × 0.04”

Calcite fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV




ASIA (excl. China) - Australia

Spinel with Calcite

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

BLA86AO5: Very sharp octahedral crystal of Spinel (ruby spinel variety), whose growth appears flattened by one of the faces being more developed than the rest. Between transparent and translucent, with good luster and a very vivid and uniform red color, on Calcite matrix.
Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region (Mandalay Division)  Myanmar (Burma)

Specimen size: 5.1 × 5 × 4.5 cm = 2.01” × 1.97” × 1.77”

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

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



Spinel with Calcite. Spinel with Calcite.
Zunyite with Hematite
Zunyite with Hematite. Front
Front
Zunyite with Hematite. Rear
Rear
Zunyite with Hematite. Side
Side

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

MNX87AO5: Isolated Zunyite crystal, a rare aluminum sorosilicate and fluoride, on a Hematite matrix. The crystal, tetrahedral and beveled on the faces of the cube, has very well defined and smooth faces. With a color between reddish and dark brown and with lamellar Hematite inclusions, which distinguish it from the first Iranian zunyites found.
Qalat-e Payeen salt dome, Bandar Abbas, Central District, Bandar Abbas County, Hormozgan Province  Iran (07/2019)

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

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






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