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

 

Gold
Gold. Front
Front
Gold. Rear
Rear

Recorded under neon light
Gold
 

JFD136AO6: One of the unexpected Spanish golds from the Sierra de la Chimenea area, this one in particular showing better presentation and definition than others. It has many empty molds of what must have been Quartz crystals, but which later geological processes have made disappear.
De la Chimenea Mountains, Talarrubias / Casas de Don Pedro area, Comarca La Siberia, Badajoz, Extremadura  Spain (2002-2008)

Specimen size: 1.2 × 0.9 × 0.3 cm = 0.47” × 0.35” × 0.12”

Former collection of Jordi Fabre (duplicates)

Weight: 1.6 grams



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Vanadinite

Recorded under neon light
Vanadinite
 

JFD144AO6: One of the first I ever saw in the Bou Almaden area in Mibladen. They drew attention for their crystal size, since until then most of the vanadinites had come from the ACF mine, which produced smaller crystals. Later finds yielded even bigger crystals, but these early ones still have something special about them.
Bou Almaden (Bou el Maden), Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (1994)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 5 × 4 cm = 2.44” × 1.97” × 1.57”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 1.1 cm = 0.63” × 0.43”

Former collection of Jordi Fabre (duplicates)

€320 / US$336 / ¥45920 / AUD$488

Vanadinite. Front
Front
Vanadinite. Side
Side
Reservado


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

Bixbyite with Topaz, Fluorite and Pseudobrookite
Bixbyite with Topaz, Fluorite and Pseudobrookite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Bixbyite with Topaz, Fluorite and Pseudobrookite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Bixbyite with Topaz, Fluorite and Pseudobrookite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Bixbyite with Topaz, Fluorite and Pseudobrookite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén

Recorded under neon light
 

BFG56AO6: Cuboctahedral crystal of Bixbyite of good size with very sharp crystal forms, with very bright luster, on a matrix of volcanic rock. With coatings of small light purple Fluorite crystals, transparent Topaz crystals and a very sharp Pseudobrookite crystal with excellent terminations.
The specimen comes from an important European collection and was sold by the well-known Dr. Wilke.
Thomas Range, Juab County, Utah  USA

Specimen size: 12.4 × 8.1 × 5.9 cm = 4.88” × 3.19” × 2.32”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.9 cm = 0.43” × 0.35”




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PORTUGAL

Fluorapatite with Ferberite

Recorded under neon light
 

NFF89AO6: Two doubly terminated Fluorapatite crystals with very well defined parallel growths, with recrystallization and contact zones on the back, without breakage, translucent, lustrous, and with color zoning, more intense in the central part. With Ferberite and small Siderite crystals on the back.
Minas da Panasqueira, Aldeia de Săo Francisco de Assis, Covilhă, Castelo Branco, Cova da Beira, Centro  Portugal (2021)

Specimen size: 5.7 × 3.7 × 1.8 cm = 2.24” × 1.46” × 0.71”

Main crystal size: 3.8 × 3 cm = 1.50” × 1.18”

Zoned fluorescence long & short UV



Fluorapatite with Ferberite. Front
Front
Fluorapatite with Ferberite. Side
Side
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FRANCE

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

Recorded under neon light
 

TMV14AO6: 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: 3.5 × 2.5 × 2.1 cm = 1.38” × 0.98” × 0.83”

Main crystal size: 3.5 × 1.7 cm = 1.38” × 0.67”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



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Calcite with sand inclusions

Recorded under neon light
 

TPV76AO6: 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 × 3.5 × 2.2 cm = 1.73” × 1.38” × 0.87”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 1.7 cm = 0.71” × 0.67”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



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

Recorded under neon light
 

TAB47AO6: Floater group of acute rhombohedral Calcite crystals with sand inclusions. An excellent French classic.
This specimen has been published on the Mineralogical Record´s web page, in the 'What’s New on the Internet Reports' section, report 64, July 3, 2022 edition, page 9

Bellecroix, Fontainebleau, Seine-et-Marne, Île-de-France  France

Specimen size: 5.8 × 3.8 × 3.7 cm = 2.28” × 1.50” × 1.46”

Main crystal size: 1.9 × 1.4 cm = 0.75” × 0.55”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



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Pyromorphite

Recorded under neon light
 

TFM98AO6: Pyromorphite crystals, with a tapered prismatic shape due to slight curvatures of the faces and edges, on a Baryte matrix. With very pronounced color zoning, a yellowish brown tone in the prism and yellow at the terminations.
The specimen comes from the Santiago Jiménez collection, basically dedicated to Spanish localities but with good specimens from other countries too.
Des Farges Mine (Les Farges Mine), Ussel, Corrčze, Nouvelle-Aquitaine  France

Specimen size: 4.4 × 3.6 × 2.4 cm = 1.73” × 1.42” × 0.94”

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

Former collection of Santiago Jiménez García



Pyromorphite. Front
Front
Pyromorphite. Side
Side
Pyromorphite.
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Quartz
Quartz. Front
Front
Quartz. Side
Side
Quartz. Side
Side

Recorded under neon light
 

TVM27AO6: Group of Quartz crystals with diverse habits, all of them doubly terminated, very transparent and lustrous, on matrix. The specimen, from a little-known Pyrenean locality, comes from the collection of Jean-Louis Goux.
La Piquette Peak (Soum de la Piquette), Castillon, Bagnčres-de-Bigorre, Hautes-Pyrénées Département, Occitanie  France

Specimen size: 6.7 × 5.3 × 5 cm = 2.64” × 2.09” × 1.97”

Main crystal size: 3.8 × 2.2 cm = 1.50” × 0.87”

Former collection of Jean-Louis Goux



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EUROPE (excl. Spain, Portugal and France)

Pyromorphite

Recorded under neon light
 

BXA67AO6: Acicular Pyromorphite crystals on matrix, translucent, with good luster, and a very vivid color with zoning of different intensities.
This specimen was in an important European collection, and comes from a Bavarian locality from which not many quality specimens are known.
Krandorf, Neunburg vorm Wald, Schwandorf District, Upper Palatinate/Oberpfalz, Bavaria/Bayern  Germany

Specimen size: 4.3 × 2.4 × 1.8 cm = 1.69” × 0.94” × 0.71”

Main crystal size: 0.2 × 0.1 cm = 0.08” × 0.04”




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

Recorded under neon light
 

BFM69AO6: Aggregate of very well defined crystals, with very acute terminations that cover a limonite matrix. Their luster and color are excellent and the locality, a classic for the species, has produced few samples of this quality.
Callenberg North open cut (No. 1), Callenberg, Zwickau, Saxony/Sachsen  Germany (1977)

Specimen size: 9.4 × 4.7 × 5 cm = 3.70” × 1.85” × 1.97”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.3 cm = 0.47” × 0.12”

Former collection Tim Welting



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Pyrite after Pyrrhotite with Galena, Arsenopyrite, Sphalerite and Chalcopyrite

Recorded under neon light
 

TBT76AO6: Brilliant cubic Pyrite crystals with polycrystalline growths, forming pseudomorphs after Pyrrhotite crystals with a hexagonal outline. On matrix, with well differentiated crystals of Galena, Sphalerite, Chalcopyrite and Arsenopyrite, the latter very abundant and extraordinarily sharp and shiny.
Stan Trg (Stari Trg) Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo (2000-2020)

Specimen size: 8.8 × 6.8 × 2.4 cm = 3.46” × 2.68” × 0.94”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.7 cm = 0.79” × 0.67”

Former collection of Ferat Voca



Pyrite after Pyrrhotite with Galena, Arsenopyrite, Sphalerite and Chalcopyrite. Pyrite after Pyrrhotite with Galena, Arsenopyrite, Sphalerite and Chalcopyrite.
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Nagyágite on Rhodochrosite
Nagyágite on Rhodochrosite. Front
Front
Nagyágite on Rhodochrosite. Rear
Rear
Nagyágite on Rhodochrosite.

Recorded under neon light
Nagyágite on Rhodochrosite
 

NNB16AO6: Groups of lamellar and lustrous Nagyágite crystals on a matrix with pale pink Rhodochrosite coatings. The specimen, a European classic from the type locality for the species, comes from the collection of Ignacio Gaspar Sintes (number NAG-2), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Sacarîmb (Nagyág), Deva, Hunedoara  Romania

Specimen size: 5.5 × 5.5 × 3.5 cm = 2.17” × 2.17” × 1.38”

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 1.2 cm = 0.51” × 0.47”

Type locality

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar



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MOROCCO

Calcite

Recorded under neon light
 

TFM11AO6: Group of Calcite crystals, with dominant scalenohedron forms, with very well defined parallel growths, between translucent and transparent, with good luster and a uniform pale lilac color. From a unique find in Aďt Ahmane where this type of Calcite was not known before and has not been seen since.
Aďt Ahmane (auxiliary shaft), Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (07/2018)

Specimen size: 5.2 × 4.3 × 3.1  cm = 2.05” × 1.69” × 1.22”

Fluorescent long & short UV



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

Recorded under neon light
 

TBR26AO6: Group of Calcite crystals, with dominant scalenohedron forms, with very well defined parallel growths, between translucent and transparent, with good luster and a uniform pale lilac color. From a unique find in Aďt Ahmane where this type of Calcite was not known before and has not been seen since.
Aďt Ahmane (auxiliary shaft), Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (07/2018)

Specimen size: 6.3 × 4.6 × 3.6 cm = 2.48” × 1.81” × 1.42”

Main crystal size: 5.1 × 3 cm = 2.01” × 1.18”

Fluorescent long & short UV



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Calcite

Recorded under neon light
 

TCD96AO6: Group of Calcite crystals, with dominant scalenohedron forms, with very well defined parallel growths, between translucent and transparent, with good luster and a uniform pale lilac color. From a unique find in Aďt Ahmane where this type of Calcite was not known before and has not been seen since.
Aďt Ahmane (auxiliary shaft), Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (07/2018)

Specimen size: 6.6 × 4.4 × 3.2 cm = 2.60” × 1.73” × 1.26”

Fluorescent long & short UV



Calcite. Front
Front
Calcite. Rear
Rear
Order
Calcite
Calcite. Calcite.

Recorded under neon light
 

TBF96AO6: Group of Calcite crystals, with dominant scalenohedron forms, with very well defined parallel growths, between translucent and transparent, with good luster and a uniform pale lilac color. From a unique find in Aďt Ahmane where this type of Calcite was not known before and has not been seen since.
Aďt Ahmane (auxiliary shaft), Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (07/2018)

Specimen size: 8.1 × 7.4 × 4.8 cm = 3.19” × 2.91” × 1.89”

Main crystal size: 6.2 × 2.6 cm = 2.44” × 1.02”

Fluorescent long & short UV



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AFRICA (excl. Morocco)

Dioptase with Dolomite and Cerussite

Recorded under neon light
 

BTR94AO6: Very sharp Dioptase crystals, large for the locality, some of them doubly terminated, translucent, very lustrous and on matrix, with white rhombohedral Dolomite crystals which are also covered by small Dioptase crystals and with a curious Cerussite crystal from which it is difficult to know if it is broken or recrystallized since all of it has a dissolution-like appearance.
This specimen is of great quality and comes from an important European collection.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 10.5 × 5.2 × 5.7 cm = 4.13” × 2.05” × 2.24”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 0.9 cm = 0.71” × 0.35”




Dioptase with Dolomite and Cerussite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Dioptase with Dolomite and Cerussite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Dioptase with Dolomite and Cerussite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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BRAZIL

Quartz with Calcite
Quartz with Calcite. Front
Front
Quartz with Calcite. Side
Side

Recorded under neon light
 

NMP87AO6: Very elongated individual Quartz crystal, with the characteristic Dauphine habit. Transparent, lustrous, with inclusions and very aerial and complex Calcite crystals with selective color zoning, implanted between the prism and the terminations of the Quartz.The specimen comes from the Santiago Jiménez collection, basically dedicated to Spanish localities but with good specimens from other countries too.
Diamantina, Jequitinhonha, Minas Gerais  Brazil

Specimen size: 13.7 × 2.9 × 2.3 cm = 5.39” × 1.14” × 0.91”

Main crystal size: 13.3 × 1.9 cm = 5.24” × 0.75”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Santiago Jiménez García



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SOUTH AMERICA (excl. Brazil)

Quartz (variety rose quartz)

Recorded under neon light
 

TBB16AO6: Unique fan-shaped growths on a matrix of translucent, lustrous and intense pink Quartz crystals whose color is not due to inclusions of iron oxides, but is their natural color. Much larger crystal size than previous finds. The precise name of the mine is not yet known, but surely with the passage of time we will find out.
Huancayo District, Huancayo Province, Junín Department  Peru (02/2022)

Specimen size: 4.1 × 2.9 × 2.2 cm = 1.61” × 1.14” × 0.87”

Main crystal size: 3.2 × 2 cm = 1.26” × 0.79”




Quartz (variety rose quartz).
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Quartz (variety rose quartz)
Quartz (variety rose quartz). Front
Front
Quartz (variety rose quartz). Rear
Rear
Quartz (variety rose quartz). Side
Side
Quartz (variety rose quartz). Side
Side

Recorded under neon light
 

TFR48AO6: Unique fan-shaped growths on a matrix of translucent, lustrous and intense pink Quartz crystals whose color is not due to inclusions of iron oxides, but is their natural color. Much larger crystal size than previous finds. The precise name of the mine is not yet known, but surely with the passage of time we will find out.
Huancayo District, Huancayo Province, Junín Department  Peru (02/2022)

Specimen size: 5.3 × 5.2 × 3.5 cm = 2.09” × 2.05” × 1.38”

Main crystal size: 3 × 2.1 cm = 1.18” × 0.83”




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Quartz (variety rose quartz)

Recorded under neon light
 

TFR88AO6: Unique fan-shaped growths on a matrix of translucent, lustrous and intense pink Quartz crystals whose color is not due to inclusions of iron oxides, but is their natural color. Much larger crystal size than previous finds. The precise name of the mine is not yet known, but surely with the passage of time we will find out.
Huancayo District, Huancayo Province, Junín Department  Peru (02/2022)

Specimen size: 6.5 × 4.8 × 3.6 cm = 2.56” × 1.89” × 1.42”

Main crystal size: 6 × 2 cm = 2.36” × 0.79”




Quartz (variety rose quartz). Front
Front
Quartz (variety rose quartz). Rear
Rear
Quartz (variety rose quartz). Side
Side
Order
Quartz (variety rose quartz)
Quartz (variety rose quartz). Quartz (variety rose quartz).

Recorded under neon light
 

TGH86AO6: Unique fan-shaped growths on a matrix of translucent, lustrous and intense pink Quartz crystals whose color is not due to inclusions of iron oxides but is their natural color. The precise name of the mine is not yet known, but surely with the passage of time it will be known.
Huancayo District, Huancayo Province, Junín Department  Peru (02/2022)

Specimen size: 19 × 18 × 9 cm = 7.48” × 7.09” × 3.54”

Main crystal size: 3.5 × 1.5 cm = 1.38” × 0.59”




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CHINA

Silver with Calcite

Recorded under neon light
 

TFR89AO6: New on the market in 2022. Different from the usual. Apart from the filiform growths, the main crystal stands out, extraordinarily elongated but thick and sharp and with a very distinct spinel-law twin. With 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 of which until now there was no evidence that silver of such quality had been found there.
Jizishan deposit, Linqu, Weifang Prefecture, Shandong Province  China (02/2022)

Specimen size: 5.4 × 4.8 × 3.3 cm = 2.13” × 1.89” × 1.30”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 0.2 cm = 0.98” × 0.08”

Calcite fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV



Silver with Calcite. Front
Front
Silver with Calcite. Side
Side
Silver with Calcite.
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Helvine with Quartz, Calcite and Chlorite
Helvine with Quartz, Calcite and Chlorite. Front
Front
Helvine with Quartz, Calcite and Chlorite. Side
Side
Helvine with Quartz, Calcite and Chlorite.

Recorded under neon light
 

BRB49AO6: Aggregate of tetrahedral crystals with very marked and deep polycrystalline growths, lustrous, dark brown with reddish tones. On matrix with transparent and lustrous Quartz crystals, white platy Calcite crystals and Chlorite coatings.
This specimen has a size and luster superior to that of other pieces, comes from an important European collection, has been analyzed, and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Huanggang Mines, Hexigten Banner (Kčshíkčténg Qí), Ulanhad (Chifeng), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region  China (2013)

Specimen size: 11.5 × 6.8 × 6.4 cm = 4.53” × 2.68” × 2.52”

Main crystal size: 7.4 × 5.7 cm = 2.91” × 2.24”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV

With a copy of its analysis.



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TURKEY

Turkey

Hematite with Rutile, Margarite and Chloritoid

Recorded under neon light
 

TCA52AO6: Very aerial group of thick tabular Hematite crystals with a very sharp hexagonal outline, great luster, with small red Rutile crystals, transparent Margarite crystals and green Chloritoid coatings.
These specimens have been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Ilbir Mountain, Pinarcik, Milâs District, Muğla Province, Aegean Region  Turkey (11-12/2020)

Specimen size: 8.3 × 6.3 × 4.4 cm = 3.27” × 2.48” × 1.73”

Main crystal size: 3.1 × 2.3 cm = 1.22” × 0.91”

With a copy of its analysis.



Hematite with Rutile, Margarite and Chloritoid. Front
Front
Hematite with Rutile, Margarite and Chloritoid. Rear
Rear
Hematite with Rutile, Margarite and Chloritoid. Hematite with Rutile, Margarite and Chloritoid.
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