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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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Baryte with Fluorite

Recorded under neon light
Baryte with Fluorite
 

JFD137AO6: From 1986, making it one of the first blue barytes that began to come out of the Moscona mine. It has a different look from the ones that came out later, appearing more 'clean' due to its color and transparency. It is a doubly terminated floater crystal with some Fluorite at the base.
Moscona Mine, El Llano, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Comarca Avilés, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (1986)

Specimen size: 4.4 × 3.5 × 1.5 cm = 1.73” × 1.38” × 0.59”

Former collection of Jordi Fabre (duplicates)



Baryte with Fluorite. Front
Front
Baryte with Fluorite. Rear
Rear
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Prehnite with Quartz
Prehnite with Quartz.

Recorded under neon light
Prehnite with Quartz
 

JFD138AO6: Curious things come out of every great vug, like this Prehnite that has three Quartz crystals protruding from it and that at the same time are covered with Prehnite. But the best thing about the piece (for me) is that it was found by James Catmur, with whom I exchanged it in 1993.
Isabel Quarry (La Saludadora Quarry), La Cabrera pluton, Valdemanco, Comarca Sierra de Guadarrama, Madrid, Community of Madrid  Spain (10/1992)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 3.7 × 2.4 cm = 2.44” × 1.46” × 0.94”

Former collection of Jordi Fabre (duplicates)



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Pyrite with Fluorite

Recorded under neon light
Pyrite with Fluorite
 

JFD139AO6: Fluorite with two large groups of Pyrite crystals (similar to those of Minas de Villabona) on one side and very bright Pyrite coating the back.
The Fluorite is 'Moscona type' and the Pyrite is 'Minas de Villabona type', a curious combination.
I bought it from Ramón ‘Chispa’, who was an “institution” from whom one could get good specimens back in the 1990s.
Moscona Mine, El Llano, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Comarca Avilés, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (1992)

Specimen size: 9.8 × 8.6 × 7 cm = 3.86” × 3.39” × 2.76”

Main crystal size: 2.7 × 2.3 cm = 1.06” × 0.91”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Former collection of Jordi Fabre (duplicates)



Pyrite with Fluorite. Front
Front
Pyrite with Fluorite. Side
Side
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Pyromorphite with Baryte
Pyromorphite with Baryte. Pyromorphite with Baryte.
Pyromorphite with Baryte.

Recorded under neon light
Pyromorphite with Baryte
 

JFD140AO6: What a pleasure when Farges Pyromorphites are so good!
In Baryte, with very raised crystals and two generations of color, brown at the base and very green at the termination. With a curious pedigree too, since it comes from a great Barcelona collector who bought it from me in 1996 and from whom I bought it back for my own collection in 2012. A great piece.
Des Farges Mine (Les Farges Mine), 150m.↓, Ussel, Corrèze, Nouvelle-Aquitaine  France (1974)

Specimen size: 8.6 × 5.6 × 3.4 cm = 3.39” × 2.20” × 1.34”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 0.5 cm = 0.55” × 0.20”

Minor fluorescence short UV

Former collection of Jordi Fabre (duplicates)



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Galena with Dolomite, Stannite and Chalcopyrite

Recorded under neon light
Galena with Dolomite, Stannite and Chalcopyrite
 

JFD141AO6: Although it is such a popular mineral, Galena is quite rare in Panasqueira and only very occasionally can good specimens be obtained. In this case, it also has the added bonus of well-crystallized Stannite covering Chalcopyrite in the base. A combo of unusual species at Panasqueira.
Minas da Panasqueira, Aldeia de São Francisco de Assis, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Cova da Beira, Centro  Portugal (1989)

Specimen size: 4.4 × 3.1 × 2.8 cm = 1.73” × 1.22” × 1.10”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.4 cm = 0.24” × 0.16”

Former collection of Jordi Fabre (duplicates)

With a copy of its analysis.



Galena with Dolomite, Stannite and Chalcopyrite. Front
Front
Galena with Dolomite, Stannite and Chalcopyrite. Side
Side
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Cassiterite with Sphalerite, Quartz and Siderite
Cassiterite with Sphalerite, Quartz and Siderite. Cassiterite with Sphalerite, Quartz and Siderite.

Recorded under neon light
Cassiterite with Sphalerite, Quartz and Siderite
 

JFD142AO6: One hell of a Cassiterite! Very large for Panasqueira, very lustrous, and sitting well on Sphalerite crystals that are associated with Quartz crystals, one of them broken, but the others recrystallized, and with small Siderite crystals.
Who said that Panasqueira cassiterites did not reach world class status?
Minas da Panasqueira, Aldeia de São Francisco de Assis, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Cova da Beira, Centro  Portugal (±1970)

Specimen size: 10.8 × 9.7 × 4.1 cm = 4.25” × 3.82” × 1.61”

Main crystal size: 3 × 2.7 cm = 1.18” × 1.06”

Former collection Folch (duplicates)

Former collection of Jordi Fabre (duplicates)



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Azurite

Recorded under neon light
Azurite
 

JFD143AO6: For its color and definition, it is a gem, and its limonitic matrix makes it unusual.
From Touissit and not from Bou Bekker, as proven by the extremely sharp crystal (quite apart from the fact that I bought it in Touissit itself 😉)
Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (1988)

Specimen size: 5.3 × 2.7 × 2.5 cm = 2.09” × 1.06” × 0.98”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 0.6 cm = 0.59” × 0.24”

Former collection of Jordi Fabre (duplicates)



Azurite. Azurite.
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Vanadinite
Vanadinite. Front
Front
Vanadinite. Side
Side

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

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Acanthite with Pyrite

Recorded under neon light
Acanthite with Pyrite
 

JFD145AO6: Very large, very lustrous, this is an Acanthite crystal that stands out for its size and its polysynthetic growths. From the good years for acanthites in Imiter, years that have not returned since there are currently very few good specimens of Acanthite coming from there.
Imiter Mine, Jebel Saghro, Imiter District, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (12/2007)

Specimen size: 8.1 × 2.6 × 1.1 cm = 3.19” × 1.02” × 0.43”

Former collection of Jordi Fabre (duplicates)



Acanthite with Pyrite. Front
Front
Acanthite with Pyrite. Rear
Rear
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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

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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MEXICO

Cassiterite (variety wood tin)

Recorded under neon light
 

TBT48AO6: Botryoidal and stalagmitic growths of Cassiterite in concentric bands ("wood tin" variety). It should be noted that it is on matrix, which is quite uncommon for this variety of Cassiterite.
Santín Mine, De las Fajas Hill, Santa Catarina, Guanajuato  Mexico

Specimen size: 6.2 × 4.3 × 2.4 cm = 2.44” × 1.69” × 0.94”




Cassiterite (variety wood tin). Cassiterite (variety wood tin).
Cassiterite (variety wood tin).
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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
 

BYA61AO6: Dendritic growths and cubic Silver crystals, with extraordinarily sharp crystal forms, lustrous, on a Calcite matrix.
The specimen comes from an important European collection and was sold by the well-known Dr. Wilke.
Batopilas, Andrés del Río District, Municipio Batopilas, Chihuahua  Mexico

Specimen size: 7.1 × 5.2 × 4 cm = 2.80” × 2.05” × 1.57”

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

Calcite fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV



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SPAIN

Allanite-(La) zoned with Epidote

Recorded under neon light
 

NBP96AO6: Allanite crystals with very sharp crystal forms, some of them doubly terminated and of considerable size for this type of specimen. On matrix, with small Epidote crystals. The Allanite-(La) at this locality is zoned with Epidote, so the most correct name for them would be Allanite-(La) zoned with Epidote.
The specimen comes from the collection of Santiago Jiménez who, especially in the 1980s and 90s, put together a collection with a very good representation of Spanish mineralogy.
Nueva Vizcaya Mine, Los Calvitos property, Burguillos del Cerro, Comarca Zafra-Río Bodión, Badajoz, Extremadura  Spain

Specimen size: 6.5 × 5.4 × 4.1 cm = 2.56” × 2.13” × 1.61”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.5 cm = 0.39” × 0.20”

Former collection of Santiago Jiménez



Allanite-(La) zoned with Epidote. Front
Front
Allanite-(La) zoned with Epidote. Side
Side
Allanite-(La) zoned with Epidote.
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Cinnabar
Cinnabar. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Cinnabar. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Cinnabar. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Cinnabar. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén

Recorded under neon light
 

TLM1AO6: Cinnabar crystals with much sharper than usual crystal forms, translucent, with a very good luster and vivid color, on matrix.
A Spanish classic that comes from the Jean-Louis Goux collection.
Distrito Minero de Almadén, Almadén, Comarca Valle de Alcudia, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain

Specimen size: 9 × 5.4 × 1.6 cm = 3.54” × 2.13” × 0.63”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.4 cm = 0.43” × 0.16”

Former collection of Jean-Louis Goux



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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 São Francisco de Assis, Covilhã, 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
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Calcite with sand inclusions
Calcite with sand inclusions. Front
Front
Calcite with sand inclusions. Rear
Rear

Recorded under neon light
 

TRM27AO6: 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: 3.6 × 2.2 × 2.9 cm = 1.42” × 0.87” × 1.14”

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

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



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Calcite with sand inclusions

Recorded under neon light
 

TAB47AO6: 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: 5.8 × 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



Calcite with sand inclusions. Front
Front
Calcite with sand inclusions. Rear
Rear
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Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite. Front
Front
Pyromorphite. Side
Side
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, Corrèze, 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



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Quartz

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, Bagnères-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



Quartz. Front
Front
Quartz. Side
Side
Quartz. Side
Side
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Axinite-(Fe) with Epidote
Axinite-(Fe) with Epidote. Front
Front
Axinite-(Fe) with Epidote. Side
Side
Axinite-(Fe) with Epidote. Axinite-(Fe) with Epidote.

Recorded under neon light
 

TLA87AO6: Groups of flattened Axinite-(Fe) crystals, very sharp, transparent, with good luster and excellent color. On matrix, with Quartz and fine prismatic Epidote crystals. A French classic.
The specimen comes from the collection of Jean-Louis Goux.
Rochers de l'Armentier, Le Bourg d'Oisans, Grenoble, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France

Specimen size: 8.8 × 6.4 × 2.6 cm = 3.46” × 2.52” × 1.02”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 0.6 cm = 0.63” × 0.24”

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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Eosphorite with Quartz and Mica
Eosphorite with Quartz and Mica. Eosphorite with Quartz and Mica.

Recorded under neon light
 

BTM27AO6: Fine prismatic crystals of Eosphorite with sharp crystal forms. Transparent, with good luster and salmon-yellow color, on a feldspathic matrix with Quartz crystals and mica sheets.
An old German classic from an important European collection.
Hagendorf South pegmatite (Cornelia shaft), Hagendorf, Waidhaus, Oberpfälzer Wald, Upper Palatinate/Oberpfalz, Bavaria/Bayern  Germany

Specimen size: 4.6 × 4 × 2.7 cm = 1.81” × 1.57” × 1.06”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.1 cm = 0.20” × 0.04”




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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



Crocoite. Crocoite.
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Beryl (variety emerald)
Beryl (variety emerald). Beryl (variety emerald).

Recorded under neon light
 

BFR64AO6: Beryl crystal (emerald variety) with distinct crystal forms, transparent, with good luster and an intense color, on a mica schist matrix. Without pretending to emulate the Colombian specimens, the emeralds from the Austrian Alps are the classic European reference for this variety of Beryl.
Habach Valley, Hohe Tauern, Salzburg  Austria

Specimen size: 3.9 × 1.9 × 1.4 cm = 1.54” × 0.75” × 0.55”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.2 cm = 0.24” × 0.08”




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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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FSU

Sulphur with Calcite

Recorded under neon light
 

TFR68AO6: Parallel growth of two Sulphur crystals with very sharp crystal forms, translucent, with parallel growths, good luster and a very vivid color. On matrix, with transparent scalenohedral Calcite crystals.
Vodinskoe deposit, Samaraskaya Oblast, Povolzhsky Region  Russia

Specimen size: 8 × 4.8 × 4.5 cm = 3.15” × 1.89” × 1.77”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 1.3 cm = 0.98” × 0.51”

Calcite minor fluorescence long & short UV



Sulphur with Calcite. Sulphur with Calcite.
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MOROCCO

Calcite
Calcite. Front
Front
Calcite. Side
Side

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 Aït Ahmane where this type of Calcite was not known before and has not been seen since.
Aït 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



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Calcite

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 Aït Ahmane where this type of Calcite was not known before and has not been seen since.
Aït 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



Calcite. Front
Front
Calcite. Side
Side
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Calcite
Calcite. Front
Front
Calcite. Rear
Rear

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 Aït Ahmane where this type of Calcite was not known before and has not been seen since.
Aït 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



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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 Aït Ahmane where this type of Calcite was not known before and has not been seen since.
Aït 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



Calcite. Calcite.
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AFRICA (excl. Morocco)

Dioptase with Dolomite and Cerussite
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

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”




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Smithsonite with Cerussite

Recorded under neon light
 

BXL93AO6: Aggregate of Smithsonite crystals, on matrix, formed by a very short prism with rhombohedral terminations, transparent, with good luster and a uniform green color.
The specimen comes from an important European collection.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 11.4 × 8.3 × 4.3 cm = 4.49” × 3.27” × 1.69”

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




Smithsonite with Cerussite. Front
Front
Smithsonite with 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



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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
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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 (Kèshíkèténg 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

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TURKEY

Turkey

Diaspore with Margarite and Rutile on Hematite

Recorded under neon light
 

TAB89AO6: Complete twin of two Diaspore crystals with very sharp crystal forms, between transparent and translucent, with good luster and a yellow color with green tones, and with fibrous intergrowths and white lamellar Margarite. What differentiates them from other specimens from this locality is that they are implanted on a group of Hematite crystals with a hexagonal outline and with small Rutile crystals.
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: 5.2 × 3.4 × 2.9 cm = 2.05” × 1.34” × 1.14”

Main crystal size: 4.3 × 3.4 cm = 1.69” × 1.34”

With a copy of its analysis.



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

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.



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