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

 

Calcite
Calcite. Calcite.
Calcite.

Recorded under neon light
Calcite
 

JFD159AO8: From a prolific mine for Calcite, I kept this one because it is more transparent than what is usually seen from there.
Herculano Mine, El Puntal, Campos de Golf, Atamaría, Cartagena, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain (2010)

Specimen size: 10.8 × 5 × 3.7 cm = 4.25” × 1.97” × 1.46”

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

Former collection of Jordi Fabre (duplicates)



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Sphalerite with Actinolite

Recorded under neon light
Sphalerite with Actinolite
 

JFD164AO8: These came out for a brief period and then were never seen again.
Their luster and sharpness are of high quality, but the color is not very attractive... until they are illuminated with an intense light and then, what color!
Bouismas Mine, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2016)

Specimen size: 5.6 × 4.3 × 4.2 cm = 2.20” × 1.69” × 1.65”

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

Former collection of Jordi Fabre (duplicates)



Sphalerite with Actinolite. Front
Front
Sphalerite with Actinolite. Light behind
Light behind
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Smithsonite
Smithsonite. Front
Front
Smithsonite. Side
Side
Smithsonite.

Recorded under neon light
Smithsonite
 

JFD166AO8: This very old Smithsonite is quite different from those found later. The color and luster are excellent and show us what this great mine was like in its early days. I remember we searched a lot before we were able to locate the mine, like ‘explorers’ in the wild and wonderful country that Morocco was then.
Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (±1977)

Specimen size: 9.6 × 9.2 × 6.2 cm = 3.78” × 3.62” × 2.44”

Former collection of Jordi Fabre (duplicates)



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Carles Curto Text: Carles Curto (formerly curator of the Geology Museum, Barcelona) & Jordi Fabre
Alfredo Petrov Translation: Alfredo Petrov
Assistance from John S. White (former Smithsonian curator) John S. White


USA

Silver with Copper (variety halfbreed)

Recorded under neon light
Silver with Copper (variety halfbreed)
 

CFR69AO8: Silver crystals with polycrystalline growths and discernible crystal forms, interspersed with an arborescent growth of Copper. A classic and, at the same time, a rarity from the USA.
The specimen comes from the collection of duplicates of Carlos Curto (number 1989.29), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Lake Superior Mine, Phoenix, Keweenaw County, Michigan  USA

Specimen size: 2.7 × 2.6 × 1.8 cm = 1.06” × 1.02” × 0.71”

Main crystal size: 1.0 × 0.7 cm = 0.39” × 0.28”

Former collection of Carles Curto (duplicates)



Silver with Copper (variety halfbreed). Front
Front
Silver with Copper (variety halfbreed). Side
Side
Silver with Copper (variety halfbreed).
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Copper
Copper. Front
Front
Copper. Rear
Rear

Recorded under neon light
 

NRF46AO8: Dendritic growth on matrix with elongated and flattened Copper crystals with well defined faces with a predominance of rhombododecahedra and octahedra.
It comes from the Santiago Jiménez collection, which not only had specimens from Spain but also a good representation of minerals from all over the world.
Keweenaw County, Michigan  USA

Specimen size: 9.8 × 6.2 × 2.3 cm = 3.86” × 2.44” × 0.91”

Former collection of Santiago Jiménez García



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MEXICO

Cerussite with limonite

Recorded under neon light
 

NBR27AO8: Twinned Cerussite crystals with very well defined crystal forms, between transparent and translucent, lustrous, and covering a stalactitic growth of limonite. Not so common in this quality from the Ojuela Mine.
It comes from the Santiago Jiménez collection, which not only had specimens from Spain but also a good representation of minerals from all over the world.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico

Specimen size: 7.4 × 4.4 × 2.1 cm = 2.91” × 1.73” × 0.83”

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

Former collection of Santiago Jiménez García



Cerussite with limonite. Cerussite with limonite.
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Wulfenite with Vanadinite (variety endlichite)
Wulfenite with Vanadinite (variety endlichite). Wulfenite with Vanadinite (variety endlichite).

Recorded under neon light
 

TBA86AO8: Thick tabular Wulfenite crystals on matrix, one of them clearly dominant and with an equant habit, with very sharp crystal forms and very well defined polycrystalline growths on the faces. They are on matrix with Vanadinite (variety endlichite) and both the luster and color are of high quality.
A Mexican classic that comes from an important European collection.
Erupción Mine (Ahumada Mine), Los Lamentos Mountain Range, Municipio Ahumada, Chihuahua  Mexico

Specimen size: 7 × 4.6 × 4.2 cm = 2.76” × 1.81” × 1.65”

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




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Cuprite with Dickite

Recorded under neon light
 

BBT94AO8: Druse with very sharp Cuprite crystals with the dominant octahedron and with smaller forms of the rhombododecahedron and the cube, translucent, with great luster and a bright red color. On matrix and with white fibrous aggregates of Dickite. With better color and luster than usual, it is of great quality for the locality.
It comes from an important European collection.
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (12/2015-01/2016)

Specimen size: 7.5 × 4.2 × 2.8 cm = 2.95” × 1.65” × 1.10”

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




Cuprite with Dickite. Front
Front
Cuprite with Dickite. Side
Side
Cuprite with Dickite.
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Stibiconite
Stibiconite. Front
Front
Stibiconite. Rear
Rear
Stibiconite.

Recorded under neon light
 

TFR1AO8: Very aerial Stibiconite pseudomorph after a Stibnite crystal, with perfectly defined crystal forms and excellent terminations. On matrix, covered by pale pink scalenohedra of Calcite.
Real de Catorce (Catorce), Catorce Mountains, Municipio Catorce, San Luis Potosí  Mexico

Specimen size: 15 × 9.1 × 5 cm = 5.91” × 3.58” × 1.97”

Main crystal size: 10 × 1.8 cm = 3.94” × 0.71”




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SPAIN

Calcite (twinned)
 

EGH62AO8: A novelty from Ste. Marie 2022. Group of very sharp Calcite crystals, one of them very aerial, dominantly flattened and with a contact twin of very well defined crystal forms. Transparent and uniform yellow.
The specimen comes from a well-known but little-disclosed locality in the Canary Islands in which no finds of this type had been previously made.
De Tasarte Ravine, La Aldea de San Nicolás, Gran Canaria, Las Palmas Province, Canary Islands  Spain (12/2021)

Specimen size: 2.8 × 2.5 × 1.4 cm = 1.10” × 0.98” × 0.55”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 1.5 cm = 0.98” × 0.59”




Calcite (twinned). Front
Front
Calcite (twinned). Rear
Rear
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Sphalerite with Dolomite
Sphalerite with Dolomite. Front
Front
Sphalerite with Dolomite. Light behind
Light behind

Recorded under neon light
 

NRM66AO8: Group of very sharp Sphalerite crystals with very well defined crystal forms, between translucent and transparent, with good luster and an intense honey color. On matrix, with white scalenohedral Dolomite crystals.
The specimen comes from the collection of Santiago Jiménez who, especially in the 1980s and 90s, assembled an excellent collection with a very good representation of the mineralogy of northern Spain.
Las Mánforas Mine, Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria  Spain

Specimen size: 4.2 × 3.9 × 2.3 cm = 1.65” × 1.54” × 0.91”

Main crystal size: 3.2 × 2.5 cm = 1.26” × 0.98”

Former collection of Santiago Jiménez García



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Prehnite

Recorded under neon light
 

NFM56AO8: Very aerial globular aggregates of Prehnite, on an ophite matrix, with very sharp and lustrous crystal terminations, which is not very common in specimens from this locality, which is currently closed.
Oficarsa Quarry, De las Culebras Hill, Carchelejo, Cárcheles, Comarca Sierra Mágina, Jaén, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 7.4 × 6.7 × 5 cm = 2.91” × 2.64” × 1.97”

Main crystal size: 3.6 × 3 cm = 1.42” × 1.18”




Prehnite. Prehnite.
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Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.

Recorded under neon light
 

BRM66AO8: Group of prismatic Pyromorphite crystals on matrix, most of them doubly terminated, with an excellent development of faces and edges and with flat pinacoidal terminations. Color and luster are excellent. A glory from the past, coming from one of the best vugs found in the San Andrés mine.
Of great quality, the specimen comes from an important European collection.
San Andrés Mine, Realces pocket (Victoria), Espiel, Comarca Valle del Guadiato, Córdoba, Andalusia  Spain (10-11/1997)

Specimen size: 7.6 × 5.1 × 3.5 cm = 2.99” × 2.01” × 1.38”

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

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



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FRANCE

Aragonite (variety Cu-bearing aragonite)

Recorded under neon light
 

TYB37AO8: Fine aggregate of copper-bearing Aragonite with very aesthetic coralloidal growths and especially intense and uniform sky-blue areas. It comes from the legendary town of Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines.
Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, Colmar-Ribeauvillé, Haut-Rhin, Grand Est  France

Specimen size: 7.6 × 4.4 × 3.4 cm = 2.99” × 1.73” × 1.34”

Main crystal size: 4.4 × 0.8 cm = 1.73” × 0.31”




Aragonite (variety Cu-bearing aragonite). Front
Front
Aragonite (variety Cu-bearing aragonite). Side
Side
Aragonite (variety Cu-bearing aragonite).
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Azurite
Azurite. Azurite.

Recorded under neon light
 

TLM33AO8: Complete floater spheroidal nodule of Azurite crystals with sharp crystal forms, with bright luster and a more vivid color than usual in specimens from the locality, which is the type locality for Azurite.
Chessy-les-Mines, Les Bois d'Oingt, Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France

Specimen size: 4.7 × 4.5 × 4.3 cm = 1.85” × 1.77” × 1.69”

Type locality



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EUROPE (excl. Spain, Portugal and France)

Wulfenite

Recorded under neon light
 

TTB27AO8: Druse, on matrix, of tabular Wulfenite crystals with pyramidal polycrystalline terminations, with bright luster and an intense color, with geometric zoning of different shades.
Of high quality, the specimen comes from an important European collection.
Helena Mine, Crna (Schwarzenbach), Mežica Municipality, Carinthia Region  Slovenia

Specimen size: 7.2 × 4.3 × 2.7 cm = 2.83” × 1.69” × 1.06”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.7 cm = 0.39” × 0.28”




Wulfenite. Wulfenite.
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Mimetite (variety campylite) with Quartz
Mimetite (variety campylite) with Quartz. Mimetite (variety campylite) with Quartz.

Recorded under neon light
Mimetite (variety campylite) with Quartz
 

CRT27AO8: Mimetite, as isolated crystals or small groups, almost spherical due to the strong curvatures of the faces and edges, with good luster and an intense and uniform yellow color, on a matrix of white Quartz crystals.
An English classic that comes from Carlos Curto's collection of duplicates (number 1983.31), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Dry Gill Mine, Caldbeck Fells, Allerdale, former Cumberland, Cumbria  England / United Kingdom (±1983)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 3.3 × 2.1 cm = 2.52” × 1.30” × 0.83”

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

Former collection of Carles Curto (duplicates)



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Sphalerite with Chalcopyrite, Galena and Quartz

Recorded under neon light
 

BYM87AO8: Groups of twinned Sphalerite crystals, lustrous, and largely covered by Chalcopyrite. On a very rich matrix of cubo-octahedral Galena crystals and translucent white Quartz crystals.
The specimen, unusual for the locality, comes from an important European collection.
Cavnic mining area, Cavnic, Maramures  Romania

Specimen size: 12.6 × 6.3 × 3.9 cm = 4.96” × 2.48” × 1.54”

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


€280 / US$286 / ¥38140 / AUD$411

Sphalerite with Chalcopyrite, Galena and Quartz. Sphalerite with Chalcopyrite, Galena and Quartz.
Reservado

MOROCCO

Vanadinite
Vanadinite. Vanadinite.

Recorded under neon light
 

EXM47AO8: A novelty from Sainte-Marie 2022: From a Moroccan locality about which nothing was known before, and very different from the vanadinites known to date. They form groups of doubly terminated crystals with very deeply hoppered faces and groups of very fine acicular crystals, with good luster and dominant brownish-yellowish tones, with golden reflections and geometric color zoning.
The specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
This specimen has been photographed and published as a novelty at the 2022 Sainte-Marie Show in the magazine ‘Lapis‘ number 7-8/2022, page 69
Tissaf, Missour, Boulemane Province, Fès-Meknès Region  Morocco (2021)

Specimen size: 7.3 × 5.2 × 2.3 cm = 2.87” × 2.05” × 0.91”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.1 cm = 0.47” × 0.04”

With a copy of the analysis

€250 / US$255 / ¥34050 / AUD$367

Reservado
Vanadinite

Recorded under neon light
 

EGG87AO8: A novelty from Sainte-Marie 2022: From a Moroccan locality about which nothing was known before, and very different from the vanadinites known to date. They form groups of doubly terminated crystals with very deeply hoppered faces and groups of very fine acicular crystals, with good luster and dominant brownish-yellowish tones, with golden reflections and geometric color zoning.
The specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Tissaf, Missour, Boulemane Province, Fès-Meknès Region  Morocco (2021)

Specimen size: 7.3 × 6.2 × 6.2 cm = 2.87” × 2.44” × 2.44”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 0.2 cm = 0.71” × 0.08”

With a copy of the analysis

€270 / US$276 / ¥36770 / AUD$397

Vanadinite. Vanadinite.
Reservado

AFRICA (excl. Morocco)

Zircon with Quartz (variety smoky), Orthoclase and Aegirine
Zircon with Quartz (variety smoky), Orthoclase and Aegirine. Zircon with Quartz (variety smoky), Orthoclase and Aegirine.

Recorded under neon light
 

ETM89AO8: Group of Quartz crystals, some of them doubly terminated, transparent, with a light smoky tone, with white crystals of Orthoclase, black prismatic Aegirine crystals and dipyramidal crystals of Zircon, many of them doubly terminated, with brilliant luster and an intense orange color. Sometimes misidentified as Xenotime, analysis confirms it to be Zircon.
We will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Mount Malosa, Zomba District  Malawi (01/2021)

Specimen size: 6.8 × 6.5 × 4.7 cm = 2.68” × 2.56” × 1.85”

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

With a copy of the analysis

Fluorescent short UV



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Zircon with Quartz (variety smoky), Orthoclase and Aegirine

Recorded under neon light
 

EFB1AO8: Group of Quartz crystals, some of them doubly terminated, transparent, with a light smoky tone, with white crystals of Orthoclase, black prismatic Aegirine crystals and dipyramidal crystals of Zircon, many of them doubly terminated, with brilliant luster and an intense orange color. Sometimes misidentified as Xenotime, analysis confirms it to be Zircon.
We will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Mount Malosa, Zomba District  Malawi (01/2021)

Specimen size: 10.2 × 7.3 × 5.4 cm = 4.02” × 2.87” × 2.13”

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

With a copy of the analysis

Fluorescent short UV



Zircon with Quartz (variety smoky), Orthoclase and Aegirine. Zircon with Quartz (variety smoky), Orthoclase and Aegirine.
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Fluor-liddicoatite
Fluor-liddicoatite.

Recorded under neon light
 

TMR96AO8: Floater doubly terminated crystal with a polycrystalline upper termination, very well defined faces and edges, translucent, with good luster and an intense color.
The specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Antsirabé, Vakinankaratra Region, Antananarivo Province  Madagascar

Specimen size: 2.2 × 1.3 × 1.3 cm = 0.87” × 0.51” × 0.51”

With a copy of the analysis



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Schorl

Recorded under neon light
 

TRF51AO8: Partially doubly terminated Schorl crystal, with a geometric contact on the rest of the base. With very sharp crystal forms and terminations that are very rich in faces, it is deep black in color and very lustrous.
The specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
  Madagascar

Specimen size: 13.7 × 7 × 6.9 cm = 5.39” × 2.76” × 2.72”

With a copy of the analysis



Schorl. Front
Front
Schorl. Top
Top
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Mimetite with Dolomite
Mimetite with Dolomite. Mimetite with Dolomite.

Recorded under neon light
Mimetite with Dolomite
 

BBF49AO8: Groups of Mimetite crystals with sharp crystal forms of the prism and dipyramid, with parallel growths, translucent, pale yellow, on a Dolomite matrix.
The specimen comes from the collection of H. Eichenauer (Germany)
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 7.8 × 6 × 2.9 cm = 3.07” × 2.36” × 1.14”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.6 cm = 0.43” × 0.24”

Minor fluorescence long UV

Former collection of H. Eichenauer



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BRAZIL

Brazilianite with Muscovite

Recorded under neon light
 

TBR91AO8: Group of Brazilianite crystals with very sharp crystal forms, translucent, with good luster and an intense green color, with a base of lamellar Muscovite crystals.
From the type locality for the species.
Córrego Frio Mine, Linópolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Vale do Rio Doce, Minas Gerais  Brazil

Specimen size: 7.9 × 5.8 × 3.3 cm = 3.11” × 2.28” × 1.30”

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

Type locality



Brazilianite with Muscovite. Brazilianite with Muscovite.
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Spodumene (variety hiddenite)
Spodumene (variety hiddenite). Top
Top
Spodumene (variety hiddenite). Bottom
Bottom

Recorded under neon light
 

TRT37AO8: Doubly terminated floater crystal of Spodumene (hiddenite variety) with unusually complete and sharp terminations, transparent, with good luster and a uniform green color. Very complete and high quality specimen.
Resplendor, Aimorés, Vale do Rio Doce, Minas Gerais  Brazil

Specimen size: 20.4 × 2.5 × 2 cm = 8.03” × 0.98” × 0.79”




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SOUTH AMERICA (excl. Brazil)

Beryl (variety emerald)

Recorded under neon light
 

TFL46AO8: Short prismatic crystal with a flat pinacoidal termination, finely beveled by the faces of a pyramid, between transparent and translucent. With inclusions, good luster and an intense green color.
  Colombia

Specimen size: 2.3 × 1.9 × 2.3 cm = 0.91” × 0.75” × 0.91”




Beryl (variety emerald). Front
Front
Beryl (variety emerald). Top
Top
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ASIA (excl. China) and Australia

Scheelite with Muscovite
Scheelite with Muscovite. Front
Front
Scheelite with Muscovite. Side
Side
Scheelite with Muscovite. Side
Side

Recorded under neon light
 

TFL99AO8: Group of very sharp Scheelite crystals, dipyramidal, with very marked parallel growths, translucent, lustrous, and dark brown. In matrix, with Muscovite. A South Korean classic.
Tae Hwa Mine, Neungam-ri, Angseong-myeon, Chungju, Chungcheongbukdo  South Korea

Specimen size: 4.1 × 3.5 × 2.3 cm = 1.61” × 1.38” × 0.91”

Main crystal size: 2.9 × 1.7 cm = 1.14” × 0.67”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV



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Beryl (variety aquamarine) with Muscovite

Recorded under neon light
 

TCC47AO8: Beryl crystal with very sharp crystal forms, transparent, with inclusions and highly lustrous. With an intense sky-blue color (aquamarine variety) and implanted in a matrix covered by leafy aggregates of Muscovite.
Shigar Valley, Shigar District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas)  Pakistan

Specimen size: 8.4 × 8 × 7.2 cm = 3.31” × 3.15” × 2.83”

Main crystal size: 4.6 × 3.1 cm = 1.81” × 1.22”




Beryl (variety aquamarine) with Muscovite. Beryl (variety aquamarine) with Muscovite.
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