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

 

Fluorite with Quartz
Fluorite with Quartz. Fluorite with Quartz.

Recorded under neon light
Fluorite with Quartz
 

JFD157AO8: The crystallography of Berbes fluorites is not as rich as that of other neighboring mines such as San Lino, Jaimina, or Emilio, but sometimes even in Berbes there are unusual morphologies, very similar to those other mines, as can be seen in the enlarged photo of this beautiful specimen. Small, but interesting.
Berbes mining area, Berbes, Ribadesella, Comarca Oriente, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (1982)

Specimen size: 2.5 × 2.2 × 2 cm = 0.98” × 0.87” × 0.79”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 1 cm = 0.43” × 0.39”

Former collection of Jordi Fabre (duplicates)



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Fluorite with Calcite and Baryte

Recorded under neon light
Fluorite with Calcite and Baryte
 

JFD158AO8: Beautiful miniature, with the Fluorite cubes being larger than usual for this mine, and also of a deeper color. The associated Calcite and Baryte adorn the piece well.
Moscona Mine, El Llano, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Comarca Avilés, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (2001)

Specimen size: 3.7 × 3.3 × 3.3 cm = 1.46” × 1.30” × 1.30”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 1 cm = 0.63” × 0.39”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Jordi Fabre (duplicates)



Fluorite with Calcite and Baryte. Front
Front
Fluorite with Calcite and Baryte. Light behind
Light behind
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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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Smithsonite on Chalcophanite

Recorded under neon light
Smithsonite on Chalcophanite
 

JFD160AO8: Both species here were analyzed, and confirmed to be Smithsonite and Chalcophanite. It comes from Francesco Stoppani's extensive collection of European carbonates, and I kept it because I found the association to be interesting as it is not that common in that area.
Los Blancos Quarry, Llano del Beal, Cartagena, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain (±2010)

Specimen size: 9.4 × 7.3 × 4.1 cm = 3.70” × 2.87” × 1.61”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.8 cm = 0.39” × 0.31”

Former collection of Francesco S. Stoppani

Former collection of Jordi Fabre (duplicates)



Smithsonite on Chalcophanite. Smithsonite on Chalcophanite.
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Pyrite with Calcite-Dolomite
Pyrite with Calcite-Dolomite. Pyrite with Calcite-Dolomite.

Recorded under neon light
Pyrite with Calcite-Dolomite
 

JFD161AO8: Unusual. Extra-flat Pyrite crystals growing in what appears to have been a coating of carbonates on the face of a Quartz crystal that at some point had detached, with the crystallization of the carbonates finishing far from where they started forming. As said, unusual.
Minas da Panasqueira, Aldeia de São Francisco de Assis, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Cova da Beira, Centro  Portugal (1990)

Specimen size: 4.7 × 3.3 × 0.6 cm = 1.85” × 1.30” × 0.24”

Former collection of Jordi Fabre (duplicates)



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Arsenopyrite (doubly terminated) with Muscovite and Calcite-Dolomite

Recorded under neon light
Arsenopyrite (doubly terminated) with Muscovite and Calcite-Dolomite
 

JFD162AO8: Panasqueira arsenopyrites are said to be the best in the world, and we could spend hours discussing that, but this piece with its Muscovite base and the white carbonates behind it, is a great example of why one could come to that conclusion.
Minas da Panasqueira, Aldeia de São Francisco de Assis, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Cova da Beira, Centro  Portugal (1985)

Specimen size: 4.8 × 4 × 3.4 cm = 1.89” × 1.57” × 1.34”

Main crystal size: 4 × 3.7 cm = 1.57” × 1.46”

Former collection of Jordi Fabre (duplicates)



Arsenopyrite (doubly terminated) with Muscovite and Calcite-Dolomite. Front
Front
Arsenopyrite (doubly terminated) with Muscovite and Calcite-Dolomite. Top
Top
Arsenopyrite (doubly terminated) with Muscovite and Calcite-Dolomite. Side
Side
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Calcite (variety cobalt-bearing)
Calcite (variety cobalt-bearing). Calcite (variety cobalt-bearing).

Recorded under neon light
Calcite (variety cobalt-bearing)
 

JFD163AO8: Alain is an inexhaustible source of French surprises. I bought this cobaltoan 'fried egg' from him in Tucson 2020, very shortly before the world stopped due to the pandemic. When I saw the specimen for the first time I was convinced that it was from the San Carlos mine in Huesca, Spain, It looks so much like the Spanish ones! That it was a former Alain collection piece convinced me to buy it.
Les Cabesses, Rivèrenert, Saint-Girons, Ariège Department, Occitanie  France (2018)

Specimen size: 11.3 × 7.1 × 3.7 cm = 4.45” × 2.80” × 1.46”

Main crystal size: 7.1 × 5.6 cm = 2.80” × 2.20”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Former collection of Alain Martaud

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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Magnetite
Magnetite. Front
Front
Magnetite. Side
Side

Recorded under neon light
Magnetite
 

JFD165AO8: Imilchil never ceases to amaze me. Relatively young in the mineralogical history of Morocco, it seems to continually come up with new specimens. It is true that many different deposits are gathered under the generic name 'Imilchil', but such large crystals of Magnetite, and of such high quality, were something unexpected.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2014)

Specimen size: 7.9 × 7.4 × 6.4 cm = 3.11” × 2.91” × 2.52”

Main crystal size: 4.4 × 4.5 cm = 1.73” × 1.77”

Former collection of Jordi Fabre (duplicates)



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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)



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



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Copper

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



Copper. Front
Front
Copper. Rear
Rear
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Fluorite with Quartz and Chalcopyrite
Fluorite with Quartz and Chalcopyrite. Front
Front
Fluorite with Quartz and Chalcopyrite. Side
Side
Fluorite with Quartz and Chalcopyrite.

Recorded under neon light
 

BRB37AO8: Group of sharp Fluorite crystals, between transparent and translucent, with good luster and a geometric color zoning marked by the good contrast between the yellow color in most of the crystal and the deep violet on the edges. With Quartz at the base and inclusions of small Chalcopyrite crystals.
A classic from the USA that comes from an important European collection.
Annabel Lee Mine, Harris Creek Sub-District, Hardin County, Illinois  USA

Specimen size: 10.1 × 7.8 × 3.4 cm = 3.98” × 3.07” × 1.34”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 1.6 cm = 0.67” × 0.63”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



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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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Adamite (variety Cu-bearing adamite)

Recorded under neon light
 

TBB48AO8: Spheroidal growths of Adamite crystals, on a limonite matrix, with well-defined crystal forms, translucent, lustrous and yellowish green in color (cuproadamite variety)
The specimen comes from an important European collection.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico

Specimen size: 9.2 × 6.4 × 4 cm = 3.62” × 2.52” × 1.57”

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

Very fluorescent long & short UV



Adamite (variety Cu-bearing adamite). Adamite (variety Cu-bearing adamite).
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Adamite
Adamite. Front
Front
Adamite. Side
Side
Adamite.

Recorded under neon light
 

TFG37AO8: Centered and flattened fan-shaped aggregates, very aerial, of Adamite crystals on limonite matrix, very sharp, with excellent terminations, translucent, with good luster and an intense lemon-yellow color.
A specimen of great quality from an important European collection.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico

Specimen size: 14.5 × 8.4 × 9.4 cm = 5.71” × 3.31” × 3.70”

Main crystal size: 2.3 × 1.5 cm = 0.91” × 0.59”

Very fluorescent long & short UV



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SPAIN

Calcite
 

EMB11AO8: A novelty from Ste. Marie 2022. Group of Calcite crystals with very sharp crystal forms, with very acute scalenohedra and pinacoid terminations, transparent and with a uniform yellow color.
The specimen comes from a well-known but little-disclosed locality in the Canary Islands in which no finds of this type had been made previously.
De Tasarte Ravine, La Aldea de San Nicolás, Gran Canaria, Las Palmas Province, Canary Islands  Spain (12/2021)

Specimen size: 4.5 × 2 × 1.6 cm = 1.77” × 0.79” × 0.63”

Main crystal size: 4.5 × 0.8 cm = 1.77” × 0.31”




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

EPQ12AO8: A novelty from Ste. Marie 2022. Group of Calcite crystals with very sharp crystal forms, with very acute scalenohedra and pinacoid terminations, transparent and with a uniform yellow color.
The specimen comes from a well-known but little-disclosed locality in the Canary Islands in which no finds of this type had been made previously.
De Tasarte Ravine, La Aldea de San Nicolás, Gran Canaria, Las Palmas Province, Canary Islands  Spain (12/2021)

Specimen size: 4.3 × 3.8 × 2.3 cm = 1.69” × 1.50” × 0.91”

Main crystal size: 4.3 × 1 cm = 1.69” × 0.39”




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Calcite
 

EFF62AO8: A novelty from Ste. Marie 2022. Group of Calcite crystals with very sharp crystal forms, with very acute scalenohedra and pinacoid terminations, transparent and with a uniform yellow color.
The specimen comes from a well-known but little-disclosed locality in the Canary Islands in which no finds of this type had been made previously.
De Tasarte Ravine, La Aldea de San Nicolás, Gran Canaria, Las Palmas Province, Canary Islands  Spain (12/2021)

Specimen size: 5.1 × 2.8 × 2.5 cm = 2.01” × 1.10” × 0.98”

Main crystal size: 4.1 × 0.7 cm = 1.61” × 0.28”




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

EHM63AO8: A novelty from Ste. Marie 2022. Group of Calcite crystals with very sharp crystal forms, with very acute scalenohedra and pinacoid terminations, transparent and with a uniform yellow color.
The specimen comes from a well-known but little-disclosed locality in the Canary Islands in which no finds of this type had been made previously.
De Tasarte Ravine, La Aldea de San Nicolás, Gran Canaria, Las Palmas Province, Canary Islands  Spain (12/2021)

Specimen size: 5.1 × 2.4 × 2.2 cm = 2.01” × 0.94” × 0.87”

Main crystal size: 5.1 × 1.1 cm = 2.01” × 0.43”




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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
Order
Calcite (twinned)
Calcite (twinned). Calcite (twinned).
 

EPA62AO8: A novelty from Ste. Marie 2022. Complete floater contact twin of two very sharp Calcite crystals, very aerial, flattened and with very well defined crystal shapes. 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 made previously.
De Tasarte Ravine, La Aldea de San Nicolás, Gran Canaria, Las Palmas Province, Canary Islands  Spain (12/2021)

Specimen size: 5 × 1.8 × 0.3 cm = 1.97” × 0.71” × 0.12”




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Calcite (twinned)
 

EPB62AO8: A novelty from Ste. Marie 2022. Complete floater contact twin of two very sharp Calcite crystals, very aerial, flattened and with very well defined crystal shapes. 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 made previously.
De Tasarte Ravine, La Aldea de San Nicolás, Gran Canaria, Las Palmas Province, Canary Islands  Spain (12/2021)

Specimen size: 5 × 2 × 0.3 cm = 1.97” × 0.79” × 0.12”




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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Pyrite on Fluorite

Recorded under neon light
 

NRB37AO8: Spheroidal aggregates of cubic Pyrite crystals, very shiny, implanted in a druse of translucent Fluorite crystals with a violet color, a very rare color for Fluorite from this locality.
Villabona Mines, Barrio de la Estación, Villabona, Llanera, Comarca del Nora, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain (±1980)

Specimen size: 10.7 × 5.1 × 2.5 cm = 4.21” × 2.01” × 0.98”

Main crystal size: 3.1 × 2.7 cm = 1.22” × 1.06”




Pyrite on Fluorite. Front
Front
Pyrite on Fluorite. Side
Side
Pyrite on Fluorite.
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Goethite
Goethite. Goethite.

Recorded under neon light
 

NNB16AO8: Stalactitic-botryoidal aggregate of Goethite with intense iridescence, very lustrous and with metallic reflections, with dominant yellow, orange and reddish tones.
The specimen comes from the collection of Santiago Jiménez who, especially in the 1980s and 1990s, brought together an excellent collection with a very good representation of the mineralogy of Northern Spain.
Minas de Tharsis, Tharsis, Alosno, Comarca El Andévalo, Huelva, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 5.3 × 2.6 × 2.8 cm = 2.09” × 1.02” × 1.10”

Former collection of Santiago Jiménez García



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Goethite

Recorded under neon light
 

NFM26AO8: Stalactitic-botryoidal aggregate with intense iridescence, very lustrous and with metallic reflections, with dominant reddish, green and blue tones.
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.
Minas de Tharsis, Tharsis, Alosno, Comarca El Andévalo, Huelva, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 5.4 × 4.9 × 3.4 cm = 2.13” × 1.93” × 1.34”

Former collection of Santiago Jiménez García



Goethite. Goethite.
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Prehnite
Prehnite. 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”




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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



Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.
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FRANCE

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




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Quartz

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TTV98AO8: Group of Quartz crystals, one of them clearly dominant and aerial, with the acute inclined termination typical of the locality (La Gardette habit), completely water-clear and very lustrous. A French classic of good quality.
La Gardette Mine, La Gardette mining area, Villard-Notre-Dame, Le Bourg d'Oisans, Grenoble, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (±1987)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 5.2 × 6.1 cm = 2.52” × 2.05” × 2.40”

Main crystal size: 6 × 0.7 cm = 2.36” × 0.28”




Quartz. Front
Front
Quartz. Side
Side
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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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Fluorite with Quartz

Recorded under neon light
 

TXX87AO8: From a one time find in 2018 at the abandoned Four de Cluzel mine, located in the Peyrebrune area, these fluorites, for their crystal size, luster and color, are probably among the best French Fluorites. On matrix, with Quartz crystals. Congratulations to the group that recovered this treasure from an unexpected place.
Four de Cluzel Mine, Peyrebrune area, Montredon-Labessonnié, Le Haut Dadou, Castres, Tarn, Occitanie  France (04-08/2018)

Specimen size: 4.5 × 4.4 × 3.5 cm = 1.77” × 1.73” × 1.38”

Fluorescent long & short UV



Fluorite with Quartz. Fluorite with Quartz.
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Pyromorphite on Quartz
Pyromorphite on Quartz.

Recorded under neon light
 

TTR56AO8: Centered aggregates and fan-shaped growths of very lustrous acicular Pyromorphite crystals with an intense and uniform color, on a Quartz matrix. A French classic of which you can currently only get specimens from old collections. The specimen comes from the Yvan Delqué collection.
Saint-Salvy Mine, Saint-Salvy-de-la-Balme, Tarn, Occitanie  France

Specimen size: 5.4 × 3.4 × 2.3 cm = 2.13” × 1.34” × 0.91”

Former collection of Yvan Delqué



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Pyromorphite on Quartz

Recorded under neon light
 

TFM86AO8: Centered aggregates and fan-shaped growths of very lustrous acicular Pyromorphite crystals with an intense and uniform color, on a Quartz matrix. A French classic of which you can currently only get specimens from old collections. The specimen comes from the Yvan Delqué collection.
Saint-Salvy Mine, Saint-Salvy-de-la-Balme, Tarn, Occitanie  France

Specimen size: 4.2 × 3.8 × 2.5 cm = 1.65” × 1.50” × 0.98”

Former collection of Yvan Delqué



Pyromorphite on Quartz. Pyromorphite on Quartz.
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Pyromorphite on Quartz
Pyromorphite on Quartz. Pyromorphite on Quartz.

Recorded under neon light
 

TFP86AO8: Centered aggregates and fan-shaped growths of very lustrous acicular Pyromorphite crystals with an intense and uniform color, on a Quartz matrix. A French classic of which you can currently only get specimens from old collections. The specimen comes from the Yvan Delqué collection.
Saint-Salvy Mine, Saint-Salvy-de-la-Balme, Tarn, Occitanie  France

Specimen size: 5.8 × 3.7 × 3.6 cm = 2.28” × 1.46” × 1.42”

Former collection of Yvan Delqué



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Pyromorphite on Quartz

Recorded under neon light
 

TRB49AO8: Centered aggregates and fan-shaped growths of very lustrous acicular Pyromorphite crystals with an intense and uniform color, on a Quartz matrix. A French classic of which you can currently only get specimens from old collections. The specimen comes from the Yvan Delqué collection.
Saint-Salvy Mine, Saint-Salvy-de-la-Balme, Tarn, Occitanie  France

Specimen size: 7.8 × 5.4 × 4.8 cm = 3.07” × 2.13” × 1.89”

Former collection of Yvan Delqué



Pyromorphite on Quartz. Pyromorphite on Quartz.
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Fluorite on Calcite
Fluorite on Calcite. Fluorite on Calcite.

Recorded under neon light
 

EMR26AO8: Group of translucent Fluorite crystals, with good luster and an extraordinarily intense and deep blue color, on crystalline Calcite matrix. The specimen comes from a specific find with this color, made in 1981 in a mine that until then had not been distinguished by specimens with this crystal size.
Le Franciman Mine, Saint Jean-de-Jeannes, Paulinet, Le Haut Dadou, Albi, Tarn, Occitanie  France (1981)

Specimen size: 13.8 × 10.8 × 6.4 cm = 5.43” × 4.25” × 2.52”

Main crystal size: 3.6 × 2.8 cm = 1.42” × 1.10”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Yvan Delqué



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EUROPE (excl. Spain, Portugal and France)

Telluronevskite

Recorded under neon light
Telluronevskite
 

CBC47AO8: Isolated crystals or in small groups of Telluronevskite, flattened, with very well defined faces and edges and on matrix. Telluronevskite is a rare selenium bismuth telluride that is rarely found so well crystallized. This specimen, from the type locality for the species, comes from the Carlos Curto collection of duplicates (number 2009.22), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Poruba pod Vihorlatom, Vihorlat Mountains, Košice  Slovak Republic (05/2009)

Specimen size: 3.5 × 2.5 × 1.2 cm = 1.38” × 0.98” × 0.47”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.6 cm = 0.35” × 0.24”

Type locality

With a copy of the analysis

Former collection of Carles Curto (duplicates)



Telluronevskite. Telluronevskite.
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Wulfenite
Wulfenite. 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”




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Scheelite with Galena

Recorded under neon light
 

BRA91AO8: Group of profiled Scheelite crystals, translucent, with a greasy luster and brown color. On matrix, with cubo-octahedral Galena crystals.
A Czech classic, and at the same time a rarity that comes from an important European collection.
Příbram, Central Bohemia Region, Bohemia  Czech Republic

Specimen size: 5.8 × 4.7 × 3.1 cm = 2.28” × 1.85” × 1.22”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.7 cm = 0.47” × 0.28”

Fluorescent long & short UV



Scheelite with Galena. Front
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Scheelite with Galena. Top
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Scheelite with Galena.
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Pyromorphite with Baryte
Pyromorphite with Baryte. Front
Front
Pyromorphite with Baryte. Side
Side
Pyromorphite with Baryte. Pyromorphite with Baryte.

Recorded under neon light
 

BFL57AO8: Groups of elongated prismatic Pyromorphite crystals, translucent, with good luster and a very vivid and uniform green color, on a matrix of lamellar Baryte crystals.
This German classic, from the type locality for the species, comes from an important European collection.
Zschopau, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony/Sachsen  Germany

Specimen size: 4.4 × 2.8 × 2.6 cm = 1.73” × 1.10” × 1.02”

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

Type locality



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Crocoite

Recorded under neon light
 

BRM54AO8: Crocoite crystals, some of them doubly terminated, with very sharp crystal forms, good luster and an intense color, on matrix.
A German mineralogical rarity of high-quality from an important European collection.
Callenberg North open cut (No. 1), Callenberg, Zwickau, Saxony/Sachsen  Germany (1979)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 4.7 × 4 cm = 2.52” × 1.85” × 1.57”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.2 cm = 0.39” × 0.08”




Crocoite. Crocoite.
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Galena with Siderite
Galena with Siderite. Galena with Siderite.

Recorded under neon light
 

BAF88AO8: Cubo-octahedral Galena crystals with very well defined faces and edges, lustrous and on matrix, covered by small lenticular Siderite crystals.
A German classic that comes from an important European collection.
Georg Mine, Horhausen, Flammersfeld, Altenkirchen (Westerwald), Siegerland, Rhineland-Palatinate/Rheinland-Pfalz  Germany

Specimen size: 8.8 × 6.4 × 3.6 cm = 3.46” × 2.52” × 1.42”

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




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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)



Mimetite (variety campylite) with Quartz. Mimetite (variety campylite) with Quartz.
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Aragonite (variety Cu-bearing aragonite)
Aragonite (variety Cu-bearing aragonite). Aragonite (variety Cu-bearing aragonite).

Recorded under neon light
 

TLM97AO8: Centered polycrystalline aggregates of elongated Aragonite crystals with sharp crystal forms and good terminations, translucent, with good luster and an intense blue color (copper-bearing variety), on a matrix of an earlier generation of Aragonite with a white color.
San Giovanni Mine, Punta della Torre, Iglesias, Sud Sardegna Province, Sardinia/Sardegna  Italy

Specimen size: 6.5 × 4.7 × 3.9 cm = 2.56” × 1.85” × 1.54”




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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.
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FSU

Cuprite with Copper
Cuprite with Copper. Front
Front
Cuprite with Copper. Rear
Rear
Cuprite with Copper.

Recorded under neon light
 

NFR66AO8: Dendritic growth of elongated Copper crystals, with the crystal forms of the octahedron and the rhombododecahedron, very balanced and partially covered by plates and cubo-octahedral micro-crystals of Cuprite with translucent reflections of an intense red color.
The specimen is both aesthetic and representative of the locality, and comes to us from the collection of Santiago Jiménez García.
Itauz Mine, Dzhezkazgan, Karaganda Region  Kazakhstan

Specimen size: 6.4 × 4.1 × 0.5 cm = 2.52” × 1.61” × 0.20”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.5 cm = 0.35” × 0.20”

Former collection of Santiago Jiménez García



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Scheelite with Quartz and Cassiterite

Recorded under neon light
 

TRT68AO8: Group of very sharp dipyramidal Scheelite crystals, with very marked parallel growths, translucent, with good luster and an intense orange color. On matrix, with Quartz crystals and Cassiterite. The specimen comes from a little-known locality that had its moment in the years when Russian minerals were just emerging on the mineralogical market, but about which little else became known later.
Tenkergin Mine, Iul'tinskiy Mining Complex, Iultinsky District, Chukotka Autonomous Okrug  Russia

Specimen size: 4.9 × 3.4 × 2.3 cm = 1.93” × 1.34” × 0.91”

Main crystal size: 2.7 × 2.1 cm = 1.06” × 0.83”

Intense fluorescence short UV & fluorescent long UV



Scheelite with Quartz and Cassiterite. Front
Front
Scheelite with Quartz and Cassiterite. Side
Side
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MOROCCO

Vanadinite
Vanadinite. Front
Front
Vanadinite. Rear
Rear

Recorded under neon light
 

EMR14AO8: 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: 4.2 × 2.9 × 2,3 cm = 1.65” × 1.14” × 0.79”

Main crystal size: 1.9 × 0.4 cm = 0.75” × 0.16”

With a copy of the analysis



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Vanadinite

Recorded under neon light
 

EGR66AO8: 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: 5.4 × 3.3 × 2.1 cm = 2.13” × 1.30” × 0.83”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.4 cm = 0.28” × 0.16”

With a copy of the analysis



Vanadinite. Vanadinite.
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Vanadinite
Vanadinite. Vanadinite.

Recorded under neon light
 

EFB86AO8: 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: 6.5 × 5.4 × 2.2 cm = 2.56” × 2.13” × 0.87”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 0.3 cm = 0.59” × 0.12”

With a copy of the analysis



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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

Vanadinite. Vanadinite.
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Vanadinite
Vanadinite. 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

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AFRICA (excl. Morocco)

Zircon with Quartz (variety smoky), Orthoclase and Aegirine

Recorded under neon light
 

EBA68AO8: 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: 6.6 × 4.9 × 3.2 cm = 2.60” × 1.93” × 1.26”

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

With a copy of the analysis

Fluorescent short UV



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

ERB98AO8: 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: 7.7 × 5.7 × 5.4 cm = 3.03” × 2.24” × 2.13”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.2 cm = 0.16” × 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
 

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



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

EHJ93AO8: 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: 9.3 × 7.5 × 3.9 cm = 3.66” × 2.95” × 1.54”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.4 cm = 0.28” × 0.16”

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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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
 

EHJ54AO8: 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: 12.2 × 8.5 × 5.9 cm = 4.80” × 3.35” × 2.32”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.2 cm = 0.28” × 0.08”

With a copy of the analysis

Fluorescent short UV



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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



Fluor-liddicoatite.
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Fluor-liddicoatite
Fluor-liddicoatite.

Recorded under neon light
 

TLB89AO8: Floater 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: 7 × 4 × 3.9 cm = 2.76” × 1.57” × 1.54”

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
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Calcite (variety Mn-bearing calcite) with Manganite
Calcite (variety Mn-bearing calcite) with Manganite. Front
Front
Calcite (variety Mn-bearing calcite) with Manganite. Rear
Rear

Recorded under neon light
 

BLB97AO8: Centered groups of elongated Calcite crystals with excellent terminations, between transparent and translucent, with good luster and an intense pink color. On matrix, with black Manganite microcrystals.
Both the Calcite and Manganite have been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer. The specimen comes from an important European collection.
N'Chwaning I Mine, N'Chwaning mining area, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field (KMF), Northern Cape Province  South Africa

Specimen size: 9.8 × 6.3 × 5.5 cm = 3.86” × 2.48” × 2.17”

With a copy of the analysis



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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



Mimetite with Dolomite. Mimetite with Dolomite.
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BRAZIL

Brazilianite with Muscovite
Brazilianite with Muscovite. 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



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Spodumene (variety hiddenite)

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”




Spodumene (variety hiddenite). Top
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Spodumene (variety hiddenite). Bottom
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SOUTH AMERICA (excl. Brazil)

Beryl (variety emerald)
Beryl (variety emerald). Front
Front
Beryl (variety emerald). Top
Top

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”




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CHINA

Fluorite

Recorded under neon light
 

TRM50AO8: A novelty at Sainte-Marie 2022. A floater group of crystals of Fluorite with polycrystalline growths and very marked curvatures, transparent, with good luster and an intense blue color, with violet tones in some areas of the crystal.
Kengzikou Mine, Kengzikou, Yongchun, Quanzhou Prefecture, Fujian Province  China (02/2022)

Specimen size: 8.5 × 8.3 × 6.1 cm = 3.35” × 3.27” × 2.40”




Fluorite. Front
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Fluorite. Top
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Calcite with Hematite inclusions
Calcite with Hematite inclusions. Front
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Calcite with Hematite inclusions. Rear
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Calcite with Hematite inclusions.

Recorded under neon light
 

TBB47AO8: From a very recent discovery in the Daye area. Parallel growths of lenticular and very aerial Calcite crystals, on matrix. They are translucent, lustrous, yellow, with red Hematite inclusions and geometric color zoning. Very aesthetic.
Daye mining area, Edong, Daye, Huangshi Prefecture, Hubei Province  China (03/2022)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 6.2 × 5.3 cm = 2.52” × 2.44” × 2.09”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 1 cm = 0.43” × 0.39”




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Calcite with Hematite inclusions

Recorded under neon light
 

TFM87AO8: From a very recent discovery in the Daye area. Parallel growths of lenticular and very aerial Calcite crystals, on matrix. They are translucent, lustrous, yellow, with red Hematite inclusions and geometric color zoning. Very aesthetic.
Daye mining area, Edong, Daye, Huangshi Prefecture, Hubei Province  China (03/2022)

Specimen size: 6.7 × 4.8 × 6.4 cm = 2.64” × 1.89” × 2.52”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 1 cm = 0.47” × 0.39”




Calcite with Hematite inclusions. Calcite with Hematite inclusions.
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Calcite with iron oxides inclusions
Calcite with iron oxides inclusions. Calcite with iron oxides inclusions.

Recorded under neon light
 

TLB92AO8: Group on matrix of doubly terminated Calcite crystals, complex, very rich in crystal forms, with the scalenohedron dominating, transparent, lustrous, with reddish iron oxides inclusions. A specimen of great quality and very aesthetic.
Tonglüshan Mine, Edong, Daye, Huangshi Prefecture, Hubei Province  China (02/2022)

Specimen size: 10.5 × 8.4 × 5 cm = 4.13” × 3.31” × 1.97”

Main crystal size: 6 × 5 cm = 2.36” × 1.97”

Fluorescent long & short UV



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ASIA (excl. China) and Australia

Scheelite with Muscovite

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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



Scheelite with Muscovite. Front
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Scheelite with Muscovite. Side
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Scheelite with Muscovite. Side
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Beryl (variety aquamarine) with Muscovite
Beryl (variety aquamarine) with Muscovite. 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”




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AUSTRALIA

Gold with Quartz

Recorded under neon light
Gold with Quartz
 

CMR50AO8: Very shiny lamellar growths of Gold, on a Quartz matrix with reddish Hematite inclusions.
This specimen comes from the collection of duplicates of Carlos Curto (number 1979.30), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Ballarat, Victoria  Australia (±1979)

Specimen size: 4.4 × 2.7 × 2.3 cm = 1.73” × 1.06” × 0.91”

Main crystal size: 2.4 × 0.9 cm = 0.94” × 0.35”

Former collection of Carles Curto (duplicates)



Gold with Quartz. Gold with Quartz.
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