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

 

Baryte with Galena and Pyrite
Baryte with Galena and Pyrite. Front
Front
Baryte with Galena and Pyrite. Rear
Rear
Baryte with Galena and Pyrite.

Recorded under neon light
Baryte with Galena and Pyrite
 

JFD168AO9: Without the fame of its neighbor, the Troya Mine, in its heyday the Aizpea concession in Zerain yielded excellent specimens like this Baryte, very well formed and transparent and with small Galena crystals on one side and also included in one of the Baryte crystals. Spanish classic from a not well known locality.
Aizpea claim, Cerain mines, Zerain, Comarca Goyerri, Guipúzcoa / Gipuzkoa, Basque Country (Euskadi)  Spain

Specimen size: 5.1 × 3.6 × 2.4 cm = 2.01” × 1.42” × 0.94”

Main crystal size: 4.3 × 2.2 cm = 1.69” × 0.87”

Former collection of Jordi Fabre (duplicates)



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Pyromorphite

Recorded under neon light
Pyromorphite
 

JFD169AO9: So many different habits and so many tonalities… the indefatigable El Horcajo mines, always with high quality specimens.
This specimen had a curious history: the greatly missed Marçal Lloria obtained it when he bought the collection of Josefina Pons from Barcelona, to whom I had sold the piece in the remote past. Marçal put that collection up for sale at the Expominer 2003 Show and as soon as I saw the piece I arranged for it to come back home to papa (ie. me)
El Horcajo Mines, El Horcajo, Almodóvar del Campo, Comarca Campo de Calatrava, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (±1910)

Specimen size: 3.8 × 2.8 × 1.9 cm = 1.50” × 1.10” × 0.75”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.5 cm = 0.47” × 0.20”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Former collection of Jordi Fabre (duplicates)



Pyromorphite. Front
Front
Pyromorphite. Rear
Rear
Order
Vanadinite on Siderite
Vanadinite on Siderite. Vanadinite on Siderite.
Vanadinite on Siderite.

Recorded under neon light
Vanadinite on Siderite
 

JFD171AO9: This is the first piece from my personal display cases that I put up for sale. I didn't think I would ever sell any of them as they aren't “duplicates”, but in life you never know and recently I got another specimen that has replaced this one and consequently it goes directly from the collection display to this page.
It comes from the discoveries made in 2009 in the number 15 vein of Tadaout in Taouz, that are characterized by the presence of Siderite at the base of the Vanadinite crystals, which in turn are characterized by their fan-like habit and also by their good color and luster.
Tadaout, vein 15, Taouz, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (01/2009)

Specimen size: 14.1 × 8.3 × 6.3 cm = 5.55” × 3.27” × 2.48”

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

Former collection of Jordi Fabre (duplicates)



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MEXICO

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


Cumengeite

Recorded under neon light
 

EMR88AO9: Obtained at Ste. Marie 2022
Multiple twin of interpenetrating bipyramidal Cumengeite crystals with very sharp crystal forms, translucent, with good luster and an intense color. A rarity from the type locality for the species.
Boleo District, Municipio Mulegé, Baja California Sur  Mexico

Specimen size: 0.5 × 0.4 × 0.4 cm = 0.20” × 0.16” × 0.16”

Type locality



Cumengeite. Front
Front
Cumengeite. Rear
Rear
Order

FRANCE

Chalcopyrite
Chalcopyrite. Front
Front
Chalcopyrite. Rear
Rear

Recorded under neon light
 

ETB91AO9: Obtained at Ste. Marie 2022
Disphenoidal Chalcopyrite crystal with very well defined faces and edges, fine polycrystalline growths, good luster and intense yellow color, more vivid than what is usually seen from La Gardette, and of considerable size. Accompanied on its rear by transparent and bright Quartz crystals with the typical habit of the locality.
The specimen comes from finds made between 2018 and 2019
À Giraud Mine, La Gardette mining area, Villard-Nôtre-Dame, Le Bourg d'Oisans, Grenoble, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (2018-2019)

Specimen size: 5 × 4.6 × 2.4 cm = 1.97” × 1.81” × 0.94”




Order

MOROCCO

Pyrite with Baryte

Recorded under neon light
 

EFT60AO9: Obtained at Ste. Marie 2022
Polycrystalline botryoidal coatings of very sharp cubic crystals of lustrous Pyrite on a white Baryte matrix. Different from what has been known so far from this mine.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2021)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 2.6 × 3.4 cm = 2.44” × 1.02” × 1.34”

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




Pyrite with Baryte. Pyrite with Baryte.
Order
Pyrite with Baryte
Pyrite with Baryte. Pyrite with Baryte.

Recorded under neon light
 

EXP16AO9: Obtained at Ste. Marie 2022
Polycrystalline botryoidal coatings of very sharp cubic crystals of lustrous Pyrite on a white Baryte matrix. Different from what has been known so far from this mine.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2021)

Specimen size: 6.7 × 6.4 × 4.1 cm = 2.64” × 2.52” × 1.61”

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




Order
Aragonite

Recorded under neon light
 

EHM93AO9: Obtained at Ste. Marie 2022
Group on matrix of large prismatic crystals of Aragonite. They are very elongated, translucent, shiny and colorless.
Mamsa, Sidi Ayad (Sidi Ayed), Boulemane Province, Fès-Meknès Region  Morocco (04/2022)

Specimen size: 12.8 × 9.9 × 8.1 cm = 5.04” × 3.90” × 3.19”

Main crystal size: 10 × 2 cm = 3.94” × 0.79”




Aragonite. Front
Front
Aragonite. Rear
Rear
Order
Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite)
Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite). Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite).
Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite).

Recorded under neon light
 

EGM27AO9: Obtained at Ste. Marie 2022
Equant crystals of Calcite with the dominant crystal forms of the rhombohedron, translucent, unusually intense mauve color (cobalt-bearing variety). On matrix, with white Calcite crystals. An example of the type of specimens that were found many years in Agoudal.
Agoudal Centre Quarry, Tansifite, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 8.2 × 7.5 × 5.8 cm = 3.23” × 2.95” × 2.28”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.8 cm = 0.35” × 0.31”




Order
Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite)

Recorded under neon light
 

EBR67AO9: Obtained at Ste. Marie 2022
Calcite crystals forming polycrystalline growths with very well defined rhombohedral faces and excellent color between pink and mauve (cobalt-bearing variety). Very characteristic specimen of the finds that were made in this mine at the beginning of the 21st century.
Agoudal Centre Quarry, Tansifite, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (±2000)

Specimen size: 8.2 × 4.2 × 4.8 cm = 3.23” × 1.65” × 1.89”




Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite). Front
Front
Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite). Side
Side
Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite).
Order
Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite)
Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite). Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite).

Recorded under neon light
 

ETF37AO9: Obtained at Ste. Marie 2022
Botryoidal growths of transparent rhombohedral Calcite crystals, very lustrous, on matrix and with excellent color between pink and mauve (cobalt-bearing variety). Very characteristic specimen of the finds that were made in this mine at the beginning of the 21st century.
Agoudal Centre Quarry, Tansifite, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (±2000)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 5.8 × 4.4 cm = 2.52” × 2.28” × 1.73”

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

Minor fluorescence short UV



Order
Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite)

Recorded under neon light
 

EXF67AO9: Obtained at Ste. Marie 2022
Botryoidal growths of rhombohedral Calcite crystals with curvatures on the faces and edges, translucent and lustrous. On matrix and with excellent color between pink and mauve (cobalt-bearing variety). A very characteristic specimen of the finds that were made at this mine in the early 21st century.
Agoudal Centre Quarry, Tansifite, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (±2000)

Specimen size: 7.2 × 5.8 × 4.9 cm = 2.83” × 2.28” × 1.93”




Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite). Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite).
Order
Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite)
Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite). Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite).

Recorded under neon light
 

EJR67AO9: Obtained at Ste. Marie 2022
Druse with scalenohedral Calcite crystals with very well defined crystal forms, transparent and very lustrous. On matrix and with excellent color, between pink and mauve (cobalt-bearing variety). Very characteristic of the finds made at this mine in the beginning of the 21st century.
Agoudal Centre Quarry, Tansifite, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (±2000)

Specimen size: 7.4 × 7.4 × 5.6 cm = 2.91” × 2.91” × 2.20”

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

Minor fluorescence short UV



Order
Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite)

Recorded under neon light
 

EXY98AO9: Obtained at Ste. Marie 2022
Botryoidal growths of rhombohedral Calcite crystals with curvatures on their faces and edges, translucent and lustrous. On matrix and with excellent color, between pink and mauve (cobalt-bearing variety). Very characteristic of the finds that were made in this mine in the early 21st century.
Agoudal Centre Quarry, Tansifite, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (±2000)

Specimen size: 7.2 × 6.9 × 5.7 cm = 2.83” × 2.72” × 2.24”

Minor fluorescence short UV



Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite). Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite).
Order
Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite)
Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite). Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite).

Recorded under neon light
 

EXL67AO9: Obtained at Ste. Marie 2022
Botryoidal growths of rhombohedral Calcite crystals with curvatures on their faces and edges, translucent and lustrous. On matrix and with excellent color, between pink and mauve (cobalt-bearing variety). Very characteristic of the finds that were made in this mine in the early 21st century.
Agoudal Centre Quarry, Tansifite, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (±2000)

Specimen size: 10 × 4.1 × 4 cm = 3.94” × 1.61” × 1.57”

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




Order
Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite)

Recorded under neon light
 

ETF49AO9: Obtained at Ste. Marie 2022
Botryoidal growths of rhombohedral Calcite crystals with curvatures on their faces and edges, translucent and lustrous. On matrix and with excellent color, between pink and mauve (cobalt-bearing variety). Very characteristic of the finds that were made in this mine in the early 21st century.
Agoudal Centre Quarry, Tansifite, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (±2000)

Specimen size: 9.2 × 7.7 × 5.1 cm = 3.62” × 3.03” × 2.01”

Minor fluorescence short UV



Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite). Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite).
Order
Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite)
Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite). Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite).

Recorded under neon light
 

EJM99AO9: Obtained at Ste. Marie 2022
Botryoidal growths of rhombohedral Calcite crystals with curvatures on their faces and edges, translucent and lustrous. On matrix and with excellent color, between pink and mauve (cobalt-bearing variety). Very characteristic of the finds that were made in this mine in the early 21st century.
Agoudal Centre Quarry, Tansifite, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (±2000)

Specimen size: 10.4 × 6.8 × 5.8 cm = 4.09” × 2.68” × 2.28”




Order

AFRICA (excl. Morocco)

Quartz (variety amethyst)

Recorded under neon light
 

EFM47AO9: Obtained at Ste. Marie 2022
Group of Quartz crystals, one of them clearly dominant, with very sharp crystal forms, with a relatively short prism, translucent and with a very deep intense violet color, on a base of white Quartz. The specimen comes from a find made in a locality practically unknown to date.
Berjé, Aïr Massif, Agadez Region  Niger (08/2021)

Specimen size: 8.2 × 5.2 × 4.6 cm = 3.23” × 2.05” × 1.81”




Quartz (variety amethyst). Front
Front
Quartz (variety amethyst). Side
Side
Quartz (variety amethyst). Rear
Rear
Order
Quartz (variety amethyst)
Quartz (variety amethyst). Front
Front
Quartz (variety amethyst). Side
Side
Quartz (variety amethyst).

Recorded under neon light
 

ERB72AO9: Obtained at Ste. Marie 2022
Group of Quartz crystals with very sharp crystal forms, with scepter growths, with a relatively short prism, translucent and with an intense deep violet color. The specimen comes from a find made in a locality practically unknown to date.
Berjé, Aïr Massif, Agadez Region  Niger (08/2021)

Specimen size: 14.2 × 12.3 × 8.6 cm = 5.59” × 4.84” × 3.39”

Main crystal size: 5.3 × 5.3 cm = 2.09” × 2.09”




Order
Cuprite on Malachite and Chrysocolla

Recorded under neon light
 

EGL54AO9: Obtained at Ste. Marie 2022
Group of very sharp Cuprite crystals, one of them clearly dominant, with crystal forms of the octahedron and, to a lesser extent, of the cube. With finely polycrystalline striations, translucent, with an intense red color by transmitted light, on matrix partially covered by Chrysocolla, which in turn is covered by Malachite microcrystals.
Mashamba West Mine, Kolwezi District, Lualaba, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba)  Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire)

Specimen size: 9 × 6.9 × 5.7 cm = 3.54” × 2.72” × 2.24”

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




Cuprite on Malachite and Chrysocolla. Cuprite on Malachite and Chrysocolla.
Order

BRAZIL

Elbaite (variety indicolite) on Quartz
Elbaite (variety indicolite) on Quartz. Front
Front
Elbaite (variety indicolite) on Quartz. Rear
Rear
Elbaite (variety indicolite) on Quartz. Side
Side
Elbaite (variety indicolite) on Quartz. Top
Top

Recorded under neon light
 

EMR26AO9: Obtained at Ste. Marie 2022
Elbaite crystals, one of them clearly dominant and very aerial, with very well defined faces and edges and very rich in faces on the terminations. Transparent, very lustrous, uniform blue with greenish reflections and implanted in a Quartz crystal.
Santa Rosa Mine, Itambacuri, Vale do Rio Doce, Minas Gerais  Brazil

Specimen size: 4 × 1.9 × 1.7 cm = 1.57” × 0.75” × 0.67”

Main crystal size: 3.6 × 0.5 cm = 1.42” × 0.20”




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CHINA

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


Sphalerite with Calcite and Galena

Recorded under neon light
 

ETM48AO9: A novelty at Sainte Marie 2022
Group of sharp twinned Sphalerite crystals with very well defined faces and edges, between translucent and transparent, with good luster and an intense reddish orange. On matrix, with cubo-octahedral crystals of Galena and white Calcite crystals.
Huxu Mine, Dongxiang, Fuzhou Prefecture, Jiangxi Province  China (12/2021)

Specimen size: 5.7 × 3.3 × 3 cm = 2.24” × 1.30” × 1.18”

Main crystal size: 2.7 × 2.5 cm = 1.06” × 0.98”




Sphalerite with Calcite and Galena. Front
Front
Sphalerite with Calcite and Galena. Side
Side
Order
Sphalerite with Calcite
Sphalerite with Calcite. Front
Front
Sphalerite with Calcite. Front with light behind
Front with light behind
Sphalerite with Calcite. Side
Side
Sphalerite with Calcite. Side with light behind
Side with light behind

Recorded under neon light
 

ELY98AO9: A novelty at Sainte Marie 2022
Group of sharp twinned Sphalerite crystals with very well defined faces and edges, between translucent and transparent, lustrous, and an intense reddish orange. On matrix, with small white Calcite crystals.
Huxu Mine, Dongxiang, Fuzhou Prefecture, Jiangxi Province  China (12/2021)

Specimen size: 5.2 × 4.1 × 3.4 cm = 2.05” × 1.61” × 1.34”

Main crystal size: 2.6 × 2.4 cm = 1.02” × 0.94”




Order
Sphalerite with Calcite

Recorded under neon light
 

EJK89AO9: A novelty at Sainte Marie 2022
Outstanding twinned Sphalerite crystals, more isolated than usual, with very well defined faces and edges, between translucent and transparent, shiny, with an intense reddish color. On matrix, with small white Calcite crystals.


Huxu Mine, Dongxiang, Fuzhou Prefecture, Jiangxi Province  China (12/2021)

Specimen size: 6.8 × 5.8 × 5.2 cm = 2.68” × 2.28” × 2.05”

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




Sphalerite with Calcite. Sphalerite with Calcite.
Order
Sphalerite with Calcite and Galena
Sphalerite with Calcite and Galena. Sphalerite with Calcite and Galena.
Sphalerite with Calcite and Galena. With light behind
With light behind

Recorded under neon light
 

ERB71AO9: A novelty at Sainte Marie 2022
Group of outstanding twinned Sphalerite crystals with very well defined faces and edges, between translucent and transparent, lustrous, and an intense reddish orange. On matrix, with cubo-octahedral crystals of Galena and white Calcite crystals.
Huxu Mine, Dongxiang, Fuzhou Prefecture, Jiangxi Province  China (12/2021)

Specimen size: 10.2 × 8 × 3.5 cm = 4.02” × 3.15” × 1.38”

Main crystal size: 3 × 1.9 cm = 1.18” × 0.75”




Order

ASIA (excl. China) and Turkey

Celestine on Colemanite

Recorded under neon light
 

EXB90AO9: Obtained at Ste. Marie 2022
Groups of transparent, lustrous, extraordinarily intense blue prismatic Celestine crystals on a matrix of white Colemanite. A novel association.
Bigadiç Mine, Bigadiç, Balıkesir Province, Marmara Region  Turkey (01-06/2021)

Specimen size: 12.7 × 8.8 × 5.8 cm = 5.00” × 3.46” × 2.28”

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

Colemanite fluorescent long & short UV

€580 / US$577 / ¥82660 / AUD$863

Celestine on Colemanite. Celestine on Colemanite.
Reservado
Diaspore on Chloritoid and with Margarite
Diaspore on Chloritoid and with Margarite. Diaspore on Chloritoid and with Margarite.

Recorded under neon light
 

ELR87AO9: Obtained at Ste. Marie 2022
Elongated Diaspore crystals, two of them clearly dominant, with very sharp crystal forms with excellent terminations, transparent, with good luster and a nice light yellow color. On matrix on abundant well crystallized Chloritoid and with white fibrous and lamellar intergrowths of Margarite. The specimen is of an extraordinary elegance and perfection.
The Chloritoid has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Pinarcik, Milâs District, Muğla Province, Aegean Region  Turkey (2022)

Specimen size: 7.4 × 6.3 × 3.5 cm = 2.91” × 2.48” × 1.38”

Main crystal size: 3.7 × 1 cm = 1.46” × 0.39”

With a copy of the analysis

€2800 / US$2865 / ¥381410 / AUD$4119

Reservado


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