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

 

Prehnite
Prehnite. Front
Front
Prehnite. Rear
Rear

Recorded under neon light
Prehnite
 

JFD126AO5: Not all the pieces in a collection have to be 'top'. There are pieces like this, that without being anything special, you like them. Because of their shape, or because it was one of the very first ones found, or whatever. A collection can have anything, it is enough that we like it! 😉
Oficarsa Quarry, De las Culebras Hill, Carchelejo, Cárcheles, Comarca Sierra Mágina, Jaén, Andalusia  Spain (2000)

Specimen size: 2.8 × 2.6 × 1.7 cm = 1.10” × 1.02” × 0.67”

Former collection of Jordi Fabre (duplicates)



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Fluorite

Recorded under neon light
Fluorite
 

JFD127AO5: Specimens from the Josefa-Veneros vein always have that special air, even the smallest ones. So different...
Josefa-Veneros vein, 75 level, La Collada mining area, Coroña de Arriba-La Collada, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (±1974)

Specimen size: 3.7 × 2.7 × 1.5 cm = 1.46” × 1.06” × 0.59”

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

Former collection of Jordi Fabre (duplicates)



Fluorite. Front
Front
Fluorite. Rear
Rear
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Fluorite with Chalcopyrite
Fluorite with Chalcopyrite. Fluorite with Chalcopyrite.

Recorded under neon light
Fluorite with Chalcopyrite
 

JFD128AO5: From the first years of exploitation of the Emilio Mine, which amazed us all for the clarity of its Fluorite crystals and for having some other good quality species associated with it, as in this case Chalcopyrite, very lustrous and shiny.
Emilio Mine, Obdulia vein, Caravia mining area, La Rubiera, Loroñe, Colunga, Comarca de la Sidra, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (2005)

Specimen size: 4.2 × 2.7 × 2.2 cm = 1.65” × 1.06” × 0.87”

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

Former collection of Jordi Fabre (duplicates)



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Pyromorphite

Recorded under neon light
Pyromorphite
 

JFD129AO5: What to say about specimens from the El Horcajo mining district that has not already been said? Always attractive, always special, with that color and that fibrous structure. A delight.
This one in particular was photographed by the much-missed Bocamina magazine and appears on page 64 of Volume 13, published in April 2004.
El Horcajo Mines, El Horcajo, Almodóvar del Campo, Comarca Campo de Calatrava, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (±1914)

Specimen size: 3 × 2.3 × 1.8 cm = 1.18” × 0.91” × 0.71”

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

Minor fluorescence short UV

Former collection of Jordi Fabre (duplicates)



Pyromorphite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Pyromorphite. Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Baryte
Baryte. Baryte.
Baryte.

Recorded under neon light
Baryte
 

JFD130AO5: Bought from a well-known collector in Murcia in 1994, I was right to buy it since the Victoria Mine, although prolific, does not usually produce specimens as fine as this one, very clean and with a lot of definition to the crystals, not very large, but more individualized than on other pieces from that mine. The color, as is often the case with Victoria's barytes, is excellent.
Victoria Mine, Cabezo de San Ginés, El Estrecho de San Ginés, Cartagena, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain (04/1994)

Specimen size: 11.2 × 6.6 × 5.8 cm = 4.41” × 2.60” × 2.28”

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

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV

Former collection of Jordi Fabre (duplicates)



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Arsenopyrite with Chalcopyrite, Cassiterite y Sphalerite

Recorded under neon light
Arsenopyrite with Chalcopyrite, Cassiterite y Sphalerite
 

JFD131AO5: The Panasqueira mines have been active for many years and even in 1964 notable specimens were already coming out. Somewhat different from the current ones, but also attractive. In this case, the Arsenopyrite has a different crystal habit from the one we usually see today and an Arsenopyrite-Chalcopyrite-Cassiterite-Sphalerite association that is not normally seen today either, and yet it is still easy to recognize the Panasqueira signature.
Minas da Panasqueira, Aldeia de São Francisco de Assis, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Cova da Beira, Centro  Portugal (1964)

Specimen size: 7.7 × 5.7 × 3 cm = 3.03” × 2.24” × 1.18”

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

Former collection Folch (duplicates)

Former collection of Jordi Fabre (duplicates)



Arsenopyrite with Chalcopyrite, Cassiterite y Sphalerite. Arsenopyrite with Chalcopyrite, Cassiterite y Sphalerite.
Order
Proustite with Quartz and Galena
Proustite with Quartz and Galena. Proustite with Quartz and Galena.
Proustite with Quartz and Galena.

Recorded under neon light
Proustite with Quartz and Galena
 

JFD132AO5: Imiter's proustites are not widely recognized in the world of collecting because very large crystals are not found there, but they can have high quality, both because of how sharp the crystals are and because of their luster and color, which are both extraordinary in this piece.
Imiter Mine, Jebel Saghro, Imiter District, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2006)

Specimen size: 8.6 × 7.1 × 3.2 cm = 3.39” × 2.80” × 1.26”

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

Former collection of Jordi Fabre (duplicates)



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Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite)

Recorded under neon light
Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite)
 

JFD133AO5: Relatively recently found and very showy, these scalenohedral Calcite crystals, with the most concentrated color at the base of the crystals, have something as unreal.
Agoudal Mines, Tansifite, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2013)

Specimen size: 5.7 × 5.1 × 3 cm = 2.24” × 2.01” × 1.18”

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

Minor fluorescence short UV

Former collection of Jordi Fabre (duplicates)



Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite). Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite). Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Fluorite with Baryte
Fluorite with Baryte. Fluorite with Baryte.

Recorded under neon light
Fluorite with Baryte
 

JFD134AO5: This is one of the first fluorites I saw from the El Hammam Mine, which at that time was off limits, in a very isolated place. It was an adventure to find out where the deposit really was, go there, and get specimens from the miners, although the specimens were almost always very beaten up due to the miners' lack of knowledge. Things have changed a lot since then and the current miners are much more careful. This is the one I was able to save for my collection from that remote time.
El Hammam, Meknès, Meknès Prefecture, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (1985)

Specimen size: 11.2 × 9.1 × 3.7 cm = 4.41” × 3.58” × 1.46”

Main crystal size: 2.4 × 1.9 cm = 0.94” × 0.75”

Former collection of Jordi Fabre (duplicates)



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Silver (variety kongsbergite)

Recorded under neon light
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, Drâa-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)



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


USA

Benitoite with Neptunite on Natrolite
Benitoite with Neptunite on Natrolite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén

Recorded under neon light
 

TMA96AO5: Benitoite crystals, one of them clearly dominant and of very large size for the species, with sharp crystal forms, translucent, with good luster and an intense blue color, with some paler areas. On matrix, with white Natrolite and lustrous Neptunite crystals with good terminations. A piece of high quality due to the size of the Benitoite crystal, and from the type locality for the species.
California State Gem Mine (Benitoite Gem Mine), San Benito River headwaters area, Santa Rita Peak, New Idria District, San Benito County, California  USA

Specimen size: 5.2 × 5 × 3.8 cm = 2.05” × 1.97” × 1.50”

Main crystal size: 3.7 × 3 cm = 1.46” × 1.18”

Type locality



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Copper with Tenorite and Calcite

Recorded under neon light
 

TFM47AO5: Very aerial group of good sized native Copper crystals with sharp and lustrous crystal forms, with darker coatings of Tenorite in some areas, and with small complex Calcite crystals with inclusions of the same Copper.
Kearsarge Mine, Kearsarge, Houghton County, Michigan  USA

Specimen size: 11.2 × 8.7 × 4.4 cm = 4.41” × 3.43” × 1.73”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 1.8 cm = 0.98” × 0.71”




Copper with Tenorite and Calcite. Front
Front
Copper with Tenorite and Calcite. Rear
Rear
Copper with Tenorite and Calcite. Copper with Tenorite and Calcite.
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Quartz with Muscovite inclusions
Quartz with Muscovite inclusions. Front
Front
Quartz with Muscovite inclusions. Side
Side
Quartz with Muscovite inclusions. Quartz with Muscovite inclusions.

Recorded under neon light
 

TDM71AO5: Group on matrix of water-clear and very sharp Quartz crystals, some, including the main one, doubly terminated, lustrous, and with phantom growths perfectly outlined by small spherulitic inclusions of Muscovite. The specimen comes from a locality not widely disclosed in European collecting.
PC Mine, Cataract District , Jefferson County, Montana  USA

Specimen size: 10.1 × 7.4 × 6 cm = 3.98” × 2.91” × 2.36”

Main crystal size: 5 × 2.4 cm = 1.97” × 0.94”




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Witherite with Fluorite and Calcite

Recorded under neon light
 

TLP97AO5: Witherite crystals formed by a thick prism and very flattened and slightly curved rhombohedral terminations with marked polycrystalline growths, translucent, and yellow in color. On matrix with Calcite and Fluorite crystals. A very characteristic specimen for this classic locality, both for the USA and for the species.
Minerva I Mine, Ozark-Mahoning group, Cave-in-Rock Sub-District, Hardin County, Illinois  USA

Specimen size: 11.3 × 9.7 × 6.7 cm = 4.45” × 3.82” × 2.64”

Very fluorescent long & short UV



Witherite with Fluorite and Calcite. Front
Front
Witherite with Fluorite and Calcite. Side
Side
Witherite with Fluorite and Calcite.
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MEXICO - CANADA

Mimetite
Mimetite.

Recorded under neon light
 

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”




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Brochantite

Recorded under neon light
 

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”




Brochantite. Front
Front
Brochantite. Side
Side
Brochantite.
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Calcite
Calcite. Calcite.

Recorded under neon light
 

NFF66AO5: Group of rhombohedral crystals of Calcite on matrix, with well defined faces, with curvatures on the edges, translucent, with good luster and a reddish color, more intense than usual for the locality, due to inclusions of iron oxides.
The specimen comes from the collection of Santiago Jiménez who, especially in the 1980s and '90s, put together an excellent collection with a very good representation of the mineralogy of northern Spain.

Santa Eulalia District, Municipio Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua  Mexico

Specimen size: 11.2 × 7.2 × 4.3 cm = 4.41” × 2.83” × 1.69”

Main crystal size: 3.4 × 2.2 cm = 1.34” × 0.87”

Former collection of Santiago Jiménez



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Grossular (variety hessonite) with Chlorite

Recorded under neon light
 

NFY67AO5: Trapezohedral crystals of Grossular (variety hessonite) with very sharp crystal forms, transparent, extraordinarily lustrous, on a matrix covered by small Chlorite crystals.
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec  Canada

Specimen size: 4.1 × 2.6 × 2.1 cm = 1.61” × 1.02” × 0.83”

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




Grossular (variety hessonite) with Chlorite. Grossular (variety hessonite) with Chlorite.
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SPAIN

Arsenopyrite with Valentinite, Senarmontite and Jamesonite
Arsenopyrite with Valentinite, Senarmontite and Jamesonite. Arsenopyrite with Valentinite, Senarmontite and Jamesonite.

Recorded under neon light
 

NAY13AO5: Small sharp Arsenopyrite crystals, lustrous and on matrix, with gray Jamesonite and aggregates of white Valentinite crystals with Senarmontite. A Spanish rarity that we have analyzed and for which we will send a copy of the analyses of the Valentinite, the Senarmontite and the Jamesonite to the buyer.
Carlés-Norte cut, Carlés Mine, Ballotal-El Fuxaco, Carlés, Salas, Comarca Valle del Narcea, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (2002)

Specimen size: 6.1 × 4.4 × 1.7 cm = 2.40” × 1.73” × 0.67”

With a copy of its analysis.



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Cerussite

Recorded under neon light
 

NLA27AO5: Reticulated growth of flattened and elongated prismatic crystals of Cerussite. The crystals, twinned and with good terminations, are translucent and have a satin luster.
The specimen comes from the collection of Ignacio Gaspar Sintes (number CER-50) whose label we will send to the buyer.

Luis Mine, Norte vein, Del General Mines, Cabezarrubias del Puerto, Comarca Valle de Alcudia, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (11/04/2014)

Specimen size: 3 × 2 × 0.8 cm = 1.18” × 0.79” × 0.31”

Main crystal size: 2.6 × 0.7 cm = 1.02” × 0.28”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar



Cerussite. Front
Front
Cerussite. Rear
Rear
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Sphalerite
Sphalerite. Sphalerite.

Recorded under neon light
 

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 Jiménez 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 Peña, Bilbao, Comarca Gran Bilbao, Bizkaia / Vizcaya, 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



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Dolomite (Fe-bearing dolomite)

Recorded under neon light
 

NLL16AO5: Iron-bearing Dolomite crystals with a very pronounced saddle shape, with strong curvatures and polycrystalline growths, with good luster and a color between light brown and pink, on matrix.
The specimen comes from the collection of Santiago Jiménez 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.
El Covarón Mines, Covarón (Kobaron), Muskiz, Comarca Gran Bilbao, Bizkaia / Vizcaya, Euskadi  Spain

Specimen size: 10 × 7.8 × 3.1 cm = 3.94” × 3.07” × 1.22”

Former collection of Santiago Jiménez



Dolomite (Fe-bearing dolomite). Dolomite (Fe-bearing dolomite).
Dolomite (Fe-bearing dolomite).
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Pyrite
Pyrite. Front
Front
Pyrite. Side
Side
Pyrite. Side
Side

Recorded under neon light
 

NEA97AO5: Pyrite crystal with a very sharp parallelepiped shape, lustrous, undamaged and very aerial on its matrix. No repairs or reinforcements.
The specimen comes from the collection of Santiago Jiménez who, especially in the 1980s and '90s, put together an excellent collection with a very good representation of the mineralogy of northern Spain.
Valdeperillo, Cornago, Comarca Arnedo, La Rioja  Spain

Specimen size: 8.2 × 6.7 × 3.9 cm = 3.23” × 2.64” × 1.54”

Main crystal size: 4 × 1.3 cm = 1.57” × 0.51”

Former collection of Santiago Jiménez

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Orthoclase twinned

Recorded under neon light
 

NBF76AO5: Orthoclase crystal with very sharp faces and edges and a very well defined double Baveno-Manebach twin.
The specimen comes from the collection of Santiago Jiménez who, especially in the 1980s and '90s, put together an excellent collection with a very good representation of the mineralogy of northern Spain.
Bustarviejo, Comarca Sierra Norte, Madrid, Community of Madrid  Spain

Specimen size: 7.6 × 3.3 × 2.8 cm = 2.99” × 1.30” × 1.10”

Former collection of Santiago Jiménez



Orthoclase twinned. Front
Front
Orthoclase twinned. Side
Side
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Microcline (twinned) with Quartz (variety smoky), Albite and Mica
Microcline (twinned) with Quartz (variety smoky), Albite and Mica. Front
Front
Microcline (twinned) with Quartz (variety smoky), Albite and Mica. Side
Side

Recorded under neon light
 

NBZ46AO5: Sharp Microcline crystal with distinct and smooth crystal forms, salmon pink, on matrix, with doubly terminated, transparent, lustrous and very deep colored Quartz crystals (smoky variety) associated with white Albite crystals.
Mas Sever Quarry, Massabè (Mas Ceber), Sils, Comarca La Selva, Girona / Gerona, Catalonia  Spain (09/2007)

Specimen size: 8.3 × 6.1 × 6.8 cm = 3.27” × 2.40” × 2.68”

Main crystal size: 7.8 × 5.7 cm = 3.07” × 2.24”




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Quartz with hidrocarbons inclusions

Recorded under neon light
 

TRX89AO5: Group of doubly terminated crystals with very balanced pyramidal and prismatic shapes, between transparent and translucent, lustrous, with hydrocarbon inclusions, some of them mobile. A Spanish classic of good size and in good condition.
La Cabaña, Berbes mining area, Valdelmar, Berbes, Ribadesella, Comarca Oriente, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain

Specimen size: 10.3 × 9.2 × 6.6 cm = 4.06” × 3.62” × 2.60”

Main crystal size: 7.7 × 5.2 cm = 3.03” × 2.05”

Hydrocarbons fluorescent long & short UV



Quartz with hidrocarbons inclusions. Front
Front
Quartz with hidrocarbons inclusions. Rear
Rear
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SPANISH FLUORITE

Fluorite
Fluorite. Front
Front
Fluorite. Rear
Rear

Recorded under neon light
 

NLB27AO5: Very aerial group on matrix of crystals with a sharp cubic shape, very transparent, lustrous and completely colorless.
Emilio Mine, Obdulia vein, Caravia mining area, La Rubiera, Loroñe, Colunga, Comarca de la Sidra, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain

Specimen size: 4.8 × 4.6 × 3 cm = 1.89” × 1.81” × 1.18”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 1.5 cm = 0.67” × 0.59”




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Fluorite with Pyrite

Recorded under neon light
 

NFH59AO5: Druse on matrix of transparent Fluorite crystals, with good luster and a bright yellow color, and partially covered by polycrystalline Pyrite growths. The specimen corresponds to relatively recent finds of fluorites with Pyrite in Minas de Villabona (not to be confused with the Moscona Mine)
Villabona Mines, Barrio de la Estación, Villabona, Llanera, Comarca del Nora, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (±2010)

Specimen size: 3.8 × 3.3 × 2.8 cm = 1.50” × 1.30” × 1.10”

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

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV



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

Recorded under neon light
 

NFG14AO5: Druse on matrix of transparent Fluorite crystals, with good luster and a bright yellow color, and partially covered by polycrystalline Pyrite growths. The specimen corresponds to relatively recent finds of fluorites with Pyrite in Minas de Villabona (not to be confused with the Moscona Mine)
Villabona Mines, Barrio de la Estación, Villabona, Llanera, Comarca del Nora, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain

Specimen size: 9.3 × 6.3 × 4.8 cm = 3.66” × 2.48” × 1.89”

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

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV



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Fluorite with Pyrite inclusions

Recorded under neon light
 

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, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Comarca Avilés, Asturias, Principality of 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



Fluorite with Pyrite inclusions. Fluorite with Pyrite inclusions.
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Fluorite with Quartz
Fluorite with Quartz. Front
Front
Fluorite with Quartz. Side
Side

Recorded under neon light
 

NBM70AO5: Group of cubic crystals, one of them clearly dominant, with polycrystalline growths on the edges, very transparent, with good luster and a light blue color on the peripheral areas and with different shades of intense violet, with geometric zoning that forms a phantom growth.
An excellent Spanish classic.
La Viesca Mine, La Collada mining area, Huergo, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (±2015)

Specimen size: 4.9 × 4.9 × 3.3 cm = 1.93” × 1.93” × 1.30”

Main crystal size: 4 × 3.4 cm = 1.57” × 1.34”




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Fluorite with Quartz

Recorded under neon light
 

NCT88AO5: Group of Fluorite crystals with fine polycrystalline growths on the edges, transparent, with good luster and a blue color with green tones, on a matrix of scoriaceous Quartz with small crystallized vugs. Unusual looking for the locality.
La Viesca Mine, La Collada mining area, Huergo, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (±2010)

Specimen size: 11.3 × 9.4 × 5.1 cm = 4.45” × 3.70” × 2.01”

Main crystal size: 3.3 × 3.1 cm = 1.30” × 1.22”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



Fluorite with Quartz. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Fluorite with Quartz. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Fluorite
Fluorite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Fluorite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén

Recorded under neon light
 

NNR86AO5: Very aerial and aesthetic growth of Fluorite crystals beveled by dodecahedron faces, transparent, with good luster and a color between violet and blue, with geometric zoning of more intense tones. The specimen, with its numerous very transparent crystals, is a Spanish classic of excellent quality.
La Viesca Mine, La Collada mining area, Huergo, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (±2010)

Specimen size: 14.7 × 14.5 × 8.4 cm = 5.79” × 5.71” × 3.31”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 1.3 cm = 0.87” × 0.51”




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FRANCE

Calcite with sand inclusions

Recorded under neon light
 

TMB66AO5: Floater group of acute rhombohedral Calcite crystals with sand inclusions. An excellent French classic.
Bellecroix, Fontainebleau, Seine-et-Marne, Île-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
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Calcite with sand inclusions
Calcite with sand inclusions. Front
Front
Calcite with sand inclusions. Rear
Rear

Recorded under neon light
 

TMA14AO5: Floater group of acute rhombohedral Calcite crystals with sand inclusions. An excellent French classic.
Bellecroix, Fontainebleau, Seine-et-Marne, Île-de-France  France

Specimen size: 5.1 × 4.3 × 3 cm = 2.01” × 1.69” × 1.18”

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

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



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Calcite with sand inclusions

Recorded under neon light
 

TMC96AO5: Floater group of acute rhombohedral Calcite crystals with sand inclusions. An excellent French classic.
Bellecroix, Fontainebleau, Seine-et-Marne, Île-de-France  France

Specimen size: 5.4 × 3.8 × 2.9 cm = 2.13” × 1.50” × 1.14”

Main crystal size: 2.9 × 1.4 cm = 1.14” × 0.55”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



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

Recorded under neon light
 

TMD27AO5: Floater group of acute rhombohedral Calcite crystals with sand inclusions. An excellent French classic.
Bellecroix, Fontainebleau, Seine-et-Marne, Île-de-France  France

Specimen size: 4.4 × 4.1 × 3.5 cm = 1.73” × 1.61” × 1.38”

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

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



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Fluorite with Quartz

Recorded under neon light
 

ETF88AO5: Group of Fluorite crystals, one of them dominant, very sharp, translucent, with good luster and an intense and uniform lemon-yellow color, selectively covered by small water-clear Quartz crystals. Thanks to their color, brilliance and crystal size, these are among the best French fluorites. A discovery due to the hard work of amateurs, recovered in an unexpected place, the Four de Cluzel mine, now abandoned.
Four de Cluzel Mine, Peyrebrune area, Montredon-Labessonnié, Le Haut Dadou, Castres, Tarn, Occitanie  France (04-08/2018)

Specimen size: 7.4 × 6.6 × 3 cm = 2.91” × 2.60” × 1.18”

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

Fluorescent long & short UV



Fluorite with Quartz. Fluorite with Quartz.
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Fluorite with Quartz
Fluorite with Quartz. Fluorite with Quartz.

Recorded under neon light
 

ECA86AO5: Group of very sharp Fluorite crystals, translucent, with good luster and an intense and uniform lemon-yellow color, selectively coated by small water-clear Quartz crystals. Owing to their color, brilliance and crystal size, these are among the best French fluorites. A discovery due to the hard work of amateurs, recovered in an unexpected place, the Four de Cluzel mine, now abandoned.
Four de Cluzel Mine, Peyrebrune area, Montredon-Labessonnié, Le Haut Dadou, Castres, Tarn, Occitanie  France (04-08/2018)

Specimen size: 14.6 × 9.5 × 7.1 cm = 5.75” × 3.74” × 2.80”

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

Fluorescent long & short UV



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Fluorite with Quartz and Baryte

Recorded under neon light
 

EGX53AO5: Group of very sharp Fluorite crystals, translucent, with good luster and an intense and uniform lemon-yellow color, selectively coated by small water-clear Quartz crystals. Owing to their color, brilliance and crystal size, these are among the best French fluorites. A discovery due to the hard work of amateurs, recovered in an unexpected place, the Four de Cluzel mine, now abandoned.
Four de Cluzel Mine, Peyrebrune area, Montredon-Labessonnié, Le Haut Dadou, Castres, Tarn, Occitanie  France (04-08/2018)

Specimen size: 11.2 × 9 × 5.1 cm = 4.41” × 3.54” × 2.01”

Main crystal size: 7.4 × 6.2 cm = 2.91” × 2.44”

Fluorescent long & short UV

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Fluorite with Quartz and Baryte. Fluorite with Quartz and Baryte.
Reservado
Fluorite with Quartz
Fluorite with Quartz. Fluorite with Quartz.

Recorded under neon light
 

TVA92AO5: Group of very sharp Fluorite crystals, translucent, with good luster and an intense and uniform lemon-yellow color, selectively coated by small water-clear Quartz crystals. Owing to their color, brilliance and crystal size, these are among the best French fluorites. A discovery due to the hard work of amateurs, recovered in an unexpected place, the Four de Cluzel mine, now abandoned.
Four de Cluzel Mine, Peyrebrune area, Montredon-Labessonnié, Le Haut Dadou, Castres, Tarn, Occitanie  France (04-08/2018)

Specimen size: 13.3 × 9.1 × 4.7 cm = 5.24” × 3.58” × 1.85”

Main crystal size: 4.4 × 3.5 cm = 1.73” × 1.38”

Fluorescent long & short UV



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Fluorite with Quartz

Recorded under neon light
 

TTB10AO5: Group of very sharp Fluorite crystals, translucent, with good luster and an intense and uniform lemon-yellow color, selectively coated by small water-clear Quartz crystals. Owing to their color, brilliance and crystal size, these are among the best French fluorites. A discovery due to the hard work of amateurs, recovered in an unexpected place, the Four de Cluzel mine, now abandoned.
Four de Cluzel Mine, Peyrebrune area, Montredon-Labessonnié, Le Haut Dadou, Castres, Tarn, Occitanie  France (04-08/2018)

Specimen size: 15.1 × 11.8 × 5 cm = 5.94” × 4.65” × 1.97”

Main crystal size: 4 × 3.1 cm = 1.57” × 1.22”

Fluorescent long & short UV



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

Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Pyromorphite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén

Recorded under neon light
 

TZL48AO5: Short prismatic Pyromorphite crystals, many of them totally or partially doubly terminated, translucent, with good luster and a uniform green color with yellow hues. On a sandstone matrix.
A high-quality rarity for the locality.
Beim Stollen Mine, Tanzfleck, Freihung, Amberg-Sulzbach, Upper Palatinate/Oberpfalz, Bavaria/Bayern  Germany

Specimen size: 6.2 × 5.1 × 2.9 cm = 2.44” × 2.01” × 1.14”

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




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Stibnite

Recorded under neon light
 

BLL70AO5: Centered fan-shaped groups of acicular Stibnite crystals, with excellent luster and an intense bluish metallic iridescence, on matrix, with Quartz. A Czech classic from an important collection.
Příbram, Central Bohemia Region, Bohemia  Czech Republic

Specimen size: 14.9 × 10.1 × 4.7 cm = 5.87” × 3.98” × 1.85”




Stibnite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Stibnite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Quartz (variety prase)
Quartz (variety prase). Front
Front
Quartz (variety prase). Side
Side
Quartz (variety prase). Side
Side

Recorded under neon light
 

TLP27AO5: Very aerial group of crystals of Quartz with the typical tapered profile of Seriphos specimens, translucent, with a uniform green color (prase variety) due to inclusions of pyroxenes. On matrix.
Serifos Island, Cyclade Islands, Kykládes Prefecture, Aegean Islands Department (Aiyaíon)  Greece

Specimen size: 7.3 × 5.8 × 6.3 cm = 2.87” × 2.28” × 2.48”

Main crystal size: 3.8 × 1.1 cm = 1.50” × 0.43”




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Grossular (variety hessonite) with Clinochlore

Recorded under neon light
 

NFB76AO5: Grossular crystals (variety hessonite) with dominant trapezohedron forms together with minor rhombododecahedron forms, transparent, with great luster and a very deep color. On matrix, with tabular Clinochlore crystals with a hexagonal outline, and small pale green prismatic Diopside crystals.
Lanzo Valleys (Valli di Lanzo), Metropolitan City of Turin Province, Piedmont (Piemonte)  Italy

Specimen size: 5.1 × 3.9 × 2 cm = 2.01” × 1.54” × 0.79”

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

Former collection of Santiago Jiménez



Grossular (variety hessonite) with Clinochlore. Grossular (variety hessonite) with Clinochlore.
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Aragonite
Aragonite. Front
Front
Aragonite. Top
Top

Recorded under neon light
Aragonite
 

CCB14AO5: Group of very sharp pseudohexagonal crystals of Aragonite, one of them clearly dominant, with very distinct channels and dissolution forms, translucent, and with a uniform snow-white color.
This specimen comes from the collection of Carles Curto (duplicates), whose label and computer file we will send to the buyer.
Cianciana Mines, Cianciana, Agrigento (Girgenti) Province, Sicily  Italy (±1976)

Specimen size: 5.5 × 4.0 × 2.6 cm = 2.17” × 1.57” × 1.02”

Main crystal size: 3.6 × 2.9 cm = 1.42” × 1.14”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Carles Curto (duplicates)



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Sulphur with Calcite

Recorded under neon light
 

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 Jiménez 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



Sulphur with Calcite. Front
Front
Sulphur with Calcite. Side
Side
Sulphur with Calcite.
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Rhodochrosite with Sphalerite
Rhodochrosite with Sphalerite. Rhodochrosite with Sphalerite.

Recorded under neon light
 

TLM96AO5: Druse of very sharp rhombohedral crystals of Rhodochrosite, with good luster and a uniform pink color, associated with very lustrous, black, twinned Sphalerite crystals.
Stan Trg (Stari Trg) Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo (2000-2021)

Specimen size: 5.8 × 3.8 × 2.7 cm = 2.28” × 1.50” × 1.06”

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

Former collection of Ferat Voca



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Galena with Arsenopyrite and Rhodochrosite

Recorded under neon light
 

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.
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Pyrite with Calcite
Pyrite with Calcite. Pyrite with Calcite.

Recorded under neon light
 

TXA86AO5: Group of very sharp and extraordinarily shiny Pyrite crystals, with coatings of lenticular rhombohedral Calcite crystals, translucent, lustrous, and white in color with geometric zoning on the edges.
Stan Trg (Stari Trg) Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo (2000-2011)

Specimen size: 7.6 × 5.4 × 4.3 cm = 2.99” × 2.13” × 1.69”

Main crystal size: 2.6 × 1.7 cm = 1.02” × 0.67”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Ferat Voca



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Pyrite with Quartz

Recorded under neon light
 

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



Pyrite with Quartz. Pyrite with Quartz.
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Cassiterite with Quartz
Cassiterite with Quartz. Cassiterite with Quartz.

Recorded under neon light
 

TBR96AO5: Twinned Cassiterite crystals, with very sharp crystal forms, lustrous, on matrix, with Quartz crystals. A classic English example of the "old school", very difficult to find today.
Camborne - Redruth - Saint Day District, Cornwall  England / United Kingdom

Specimen size: 9.4 × 7.8 × 4.4 cm = 3.70” × 3.07” × 1.73”

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




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Baryte with Quartz

Recorded under neon light
 

TVR90AO5: Group of very sharp tabular Baryte crystals, translucent, lustrous, white in color and partially covered by white microcrystals of Quartz. An excellent English classic, very difficult to find nowadays.
The specimen comes from the famous collection of Lindsay Greenbank.
Force Crag Mine, Braithwaite, Keswick, Allerdale District, former Cumberland, Cumbria  England / United Kingdom

Specimen size: 11.4 × 9.1 × 4.3 cm = 4.49” × 3.58” × 1.69”

Main crystal size: 6.7 × 2.2 cm = 2.64” × 0.87”

Former collection of Lindsay Greenbank



Baryte with Quartz. Front
Front
Baryte with Quartz. Side
Side
Baryte with Quartz.
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FSU

Fluorapatite with Calcite
Fluorapatite with Calcite. Fluorapatite with Calcite.

Recorded under neon light
 

NLR67AO5: Two doubly terminated Fluorapatite crystals with very sharp crystal forms, translucent, with good luster and a yellow-green color, on a matrix of pink Calcite.
The specimen comes from the collection of Santiago Jiménez who, especially in the 1980s and '90s, put together an excellent collection with a very good representation of the mineralogy of northern Spain.

Slyudyanka (Sludyanka), Lake Baikal area, Irkutsk Oblast, Zabaykalsky Krai  Russia

Specimen size: 7.7 × 6 × 3.2 cm = 3.03” × 2.36” × 1.26”

Main crystal size: 4.1 × 1 cm = 1.61” × 0.39”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Santiago Jiménez



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Galena with Sphalerite and Chalcopyrite

Recorded under neon light
 

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.
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MOROCCO

Vanadinite
Vanadinite. Front
Front
Vanadinite. Rear
Rear

Recorded under neon light
 

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, Drâa-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”




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Vanadinite on manganese oxides

Recorded under neon light
 

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, Drâa-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.
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Vanadinite on manganese oxides
Vanadinite on manganese oxides. Vanadinite on manganese oxides.

Recorded under neon light
 

TFB96AO5: 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, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2019)

Specimen size: 4.2 × 3.7 × 3 cm = 1.65” × 1.46” × 1.18”

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




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Vanadinite on manganese oxides

Recorded under neon light
 

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, Drâa-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. Vanadinite on manganese oxides.
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Vanadinite on manganese oxides
Vanadinite on manganese oxides. Vanadinite on manganese oxides.

Recorded under neon light
 

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, Drâa-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”




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Vanadinite with manganese oxides and Quartz

Recorded under neon light
 

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, Drâa-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. Vanadinite with manganese oxides and Quartz.
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Vanadinite with manganese oxides and Quartz
Vanadinite with manganese oxides and Quartz. Vanadinite with manganese oxides and Quartz.
Vanadinite with manganese oxides and Quartz.

Recorded under neon light
 

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, Drâa-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”




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Vanadinite on Siderite

Recorded under neon light
 

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, Drâa-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 on Siderite. Front
Front
Vanadinite on Siderite. Side
Side
Vanadinite on Siderite.
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Vanadinite
Vanadinite. Vanadinite.

Recorded under neon light
 

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, Drâa-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”




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Gold (spinel twin)

Recorded under neon light
 

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 a copy of its analysis.

Weight: 1.4 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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Gold (spinel twin)
Gold (spinel twin). Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold (spinel twin). Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén

Recorded under neon light
 

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 a copy of its analysis.

Weight: 3.1 grams



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Picropharmacolite

Recorded under neon light
 

TZD66AO5: Matrix groups of two very distinct generations of Picropharmacolite. The first is made up of groups of microcrystals that form spheres which get their deep red color from the presence of cobalt salts, and the second are centered groups of very pale pink, almost white, acicular crystals.
The specimen, from a 2021 find in the Bou Azzer area, has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Bou Azzer Mine, Bou Azzer mining district, Ouarzazate Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2021)

Specimen size: 6.6 × 4 × 2.9 cm = 2.60” × 1.57” × 1.14”

With a copy of its analysis.



Picropharmacolite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Picropharmacolite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Erythrite
Erythrite. Erythrite.

Recorded under neon light
 

EGB93AO5: Centered, fan-shaped groups of flattened Erythrite crystals that are translucent, with good luster and an intense, deep and uniform color. On matrix.
Excellent Moroccan classic from the historical times of the great Bou Azzer mine.
Bou Azzer Mine, Bou Azzer mining district, Ouarzazate Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 10.1 × 6.2 × 3.4 cm = 3.98” × 2.44” × 1.34”

Main crystal size: 2.4 × 0.5 cm = 0.94” × 0.20”




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Baryte

Recorded under neon light
 

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, Drâa-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”




Baryte. Front
Front
Baryte. Side
Side
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AFRICA (excl. Morocco)

Fluorite (octahedral) with Quartz
Fluorite (octahedral) with Quartz. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Fluorite (octahedral) with Quartz. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén

Recorded under neon light
 

TRB27AO5: Very sharp octahedral Fluorite crystals, between translucent and transparent, with good luster and a uniform green color adn with inclusions. On a matrix of white Quartz crystals that do not seem to have been acid-etched, showing a very "fresh" appearance.
Riemvasmaak, Orange river area, Kakamas, ZF Mgcawu District, Northern Cape Province  South Africa

Specimen size: 8.4 × 5 × 3.1 cm = 3.31” × 1.97” × 1.22”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 0.9 cm = 0.55” × 0.35”

Fluorescent long & short UV



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Smithsonite

Recorded under neon light
 

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 Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Smithsonite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Smithsonite (variety Cu-bearing smithsonite) with Cerussite
Smithsonite (variety Cu-bearing smithsonite) with Cerussite. Smithsonite (variety Cu-bearing smithsonite) with Cerussite.
Smithsonite (variety Cu-bearing smithsonite) with Cerussite. Smithsonite (variety Cu-bearing smithsonite) with Cerussite.

Recorded under neon light
 

BFR37AO5: Druse of rhombohedral Smithsonite crystals with very sharp crystal forms, translucent, with good luster and a uniform green color (cuprosmithsonite variety)
With aerial growths that built up on neat Cerussite crystals. It is a very fine specimen that comes from an important collection.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 12.8 × 8.3 × 5.2 cm = 5.04” × 3.27” × 2.05”

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




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BRAZIL

Beryl (variety aquamarine)

Recorded under neon light
 

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 Jiménez 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, Caicó, 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



Beryl (variety aquamarine). Front
Front
Beryl (variety aquamarine). Rear
Rear
Beryl (variety aquamarine). Top
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CHINA

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

Recorded under neon light
 

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



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Calcite with iron oxides

Recorded under neon light
 

TVR93AO5: Very aerial and aesthetic growth of sharp rhombohedral crystals of Calcite, colored red by inclusions of iron oxides. A small part on the back of the piece has been sawn off.
Leiping Mine, Leiping, Guiyang, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province  China (±11/2021)

Specimen size: 13.4 × 9.6  6.8 cm = 5.28” × 3.80”

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

Minor fluorescence short UV



Calcite with iron oxides. Front
Front
Calcite with iron oxides. Side
Side
Calcite with iron oxides. Rear
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Silver with Calcite
Silver with Calcite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Silver with Calcite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén

Recorded under neon light
 

TBL27AO5: 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: 5.2 × 3.5 × 3.5 cm = 2.05” × 1.38” × 1.38”

Main crystal size: 2 × 0.2 cm = 0.79” × 0.08”

Calcite fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV

€230 / US$243 / ¥31710 / AUD$342

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Silver with Calcite

Recorded under neon light
 

TBM88AO5: 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: 6.7 × 4.5 × 2.8 cm = 2.64” × 1.77” × 1.10”

Main crystal size: 2.6 × 0.3 cm = 1.02” × 0.12”

Calcite fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV



Silver with Calcite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Silver with Calcite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Silver with Calcite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Silver with Calcite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Silver with Calcite
Silver with Calcite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Silver with Calcite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Silver with Calcite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén

Recorded under neon light
 

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



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Spinel with Calcite

Recorded under neon light
 

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.
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Zunyite with Hematite
Zunyite with Hematite. Front
Front
Zunyite with Hematite. Rear
Rear
Zunyite with Hematite. Side
Side

Recorded under neon light
 

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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Stibnite

Recorded under neon light
 

EJB27AO5: Floater and partially doubly terminated Stibnite crystal, with good terminations and parallel growths with slight twists, lustrous, and finely vertically striated. High quality for the deposit.
Eleanora Mine (Hillgrove Mine), Hillgrove, Sandon County, New South Wales  Australia

Specimen size: 6.6 × 4.9 × 2.1 cm = 2.60” × 1.93” × 0.83”

Main crystal size: 2.4 × 0.2 cm = 0.94” × 0.08”

Former collection of Bob and Pam Steward



Stibnite. Stibnite.
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