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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

 

 

 


At the Fabre Minerals stand you can spend hours and hours viewing the huge number of pieces shown, with each of the details that these offer. It is another thing to choose one from among so much variety, one that fits in the collection, both for one's collection criteria and budget

Jordi Fabre and Pep Gorgas, with Rocks and Minerals magazine in their arms, in lively conversation in front of Jordi's booth

A very high level of participants in a single photo. From the back and in the middle José Ramón García (RIP), to his left Jordi Fabre and then Dr. Joan Massagué, Miguel Calvo, Frederic Varela and Martí Rafel

Miguel Ángel Amaya from Seville in "jet lag" mode in front of Jordi Fabre


THE JORDI FABRE COLLECTION (DUPLICATES)

Quartz (variety jasper)
Quartz (variety jasper).

Recorded under neon light
Quartz (variety jasper)
 

JFD187AP3: From Montjuïc hill in the city of Barcelona itself, these microcrystalline quartzes are a Catalan classic and although I said I would not part with any Catalan pieces for sentimental reasons, I had two of these so much alike that as an exception I'll keep one and release the other. I liked both of them because they have an intense color and the growth bands are more “pictorial” than what is usual from there.
Montjuïc, Barcelona city, Comarca Barcelonès, Barcelona, Catalonia / Catalunya  Spain (±1981)

Specimen size: 6.6 × 4.8 × 4.4 cm = 2.60” × 1.89” × 1.73”

Former collection of Jordi Fabre (duplicates)

With handwritten note from the Folch Collection (duplicates)

€90 / US$92 / ¥13030 / AUD$138

Reservado
Cassiterite with Muscovite

Recorded under neon light
Cassiterite with Muscovite
 

JFD188AP3: Different from the classic 'tin twins' so typical there, and also with a little more luster than usual. I bought it from a collector in Madrid and I liked it for that difference from what is usually seen in that mine.
Penouta Mines, Penouta (San Bartolomé), Viana do Bolo, Comarca Viana, Orense / Ourense, Galicia / Galiza  Spain

Specimen size: 5 × 3.3 × 2.9 cm = 1.97” × 1.30” × 1.14”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 1.4 cm = 0.87” × 0.55”

Former collection of Jordi Fabre (duplicates)

€110 / US$113 / ¥15930 / AUD$169

Cassiterite with Muscovite.
Reservado
Fluorapatite with Muscovite
Fluorapatite with Muscovite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Fluorapatite with Muscovite.

Recorded under neon light
Fluorapatite with Muscovite
 

JFD189AP3: A kind of forest of very green and very transparent-translucent Fluorapatite crystals. If there were a name to define the piece, it would be: 'showy'. It comes from an important collection and is very well documented.
Minas da Panasqueira, Aldeia de São Francisco de Assis, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Cova da Beira, Centro  Portugal (±1970)

Specimen size: 5.3 × 3.5 × 3.4 cm = 2.09” × 1.38” × 1.34”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.7 cm = 0.35” × 0.28”

Zoned fluorescence long & short UV

Former collection of Jordi Fabre (duplicates)

€340 / US$350 / ¥49250 / AUD$524

Reservado
Azurite

Recorded under neon light
Azurite
 

JFD192AP3: I bought it from Alain Martaud and he told me it came from Bou Bekker, which I can certainly believe because it doesn't look anything like Touissit's. The best thing about it is the 'dragon' form of the Azurite crystals and the fact that the 'dragon' is on matrix.
Bou Bekker, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (±2012)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 4.5 × 3.3 cm = 2.44” × 1.77” × 1.30”

Former collection of Jordi Fabre (duplicates)

€440 / US$454 / ¥63730 / AUD$678

Azurite. Azurite.
Reservado
Arfvedsonite with Microcline
Arfvedsonite with Microcline. Arfvedsonite with Microcline.

Recorded under neon light
Arfvedsonite with Microcline
 

JFD193AP3: With its brilliant luster and very sharp crystals, from among the arfvedsonites that came out for a period of time in the Imilchil area, this was one of the ones I chose, both for its sharpness as well as for its general quality.
This specific specimen has been analyzed, so it is quite certain that it is Arfvedsonite.
Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (01/2012)

Specimen size: 6.6 × 4.4 × 3.1 cm = 2.60” × 1.73” × 1.22”

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

Former collection of Jordi Fabre (duplicates)

With analysis copy



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Wulfenite

Recorded under neon light
Wulfenite
 

JFD194AP3: Very large plate of innumerable Wulfenite crystals with good color and luster. When I bought it, it drew my attention for its size, its color and luster, and the fact that despite having so many crystals the vast majority of them were in good condition.
Sidi Amer, Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 13.5 × 12.2 × 3.5 cm = 5.31” × 4.80” × 1.38”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.7 cm = 0.35” × 0.28”

Former collection of Jordi Fabre (duplicates)



Wulfenite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Wulfenite. Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Wulfenite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Goethite
Goethite.

Recorded under neon light
Goethite
 

JFD195AP3: The size of the Goethite crystals in this piece made me forget that some of them were broken, but really its size and thickness and its good presentation, well placed in a matrix of Quartz, makes the piece very attractive.
Les Redoutières Mine, Chaillac, Le Blanc, Indre, Centre-Val de Loire  France (±1996)

Specimen size: 5.9 × 5.7 × 3.2 cm = 2.32” × 2.24” × 1.26”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 0.2 cm = 0.59” × 0.08”

Former collection of Jordi Fabre (duplicates)

Former collection of Alain Martaud

€340 / US$350 / ¥49250 / AUD$524

Reservado
Quartz with Calcite

Recorded under neon light
Quartz with Calcite
 

JFD196AP3: Its form is a luxury. The Quartz crystal is long and has a deep twist enabling us to imagine it as a very showy arch, even more so for being on a kind of natural base, also formed of Quartz. Of all the Alpine finds in the Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne area, this one stands out for its attractive deformity.
Le Noirey, Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (1980)

Specimen size: 11.7 × 7.7 × 4.6 cm = 4.61” × 3.03” × 1.81”

Main crystal size: 11.2 × 2.3 cm = 4.41” × 0.91”

Calcite minor fluorescence long & short UV

Former collection of Jordi Fabre (duplicates)



Quartz with Calcite. Front
Front
Quartz with Calcite. Rear
Rear
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For several years the Expominer Show was held in this pavilion, number 6 of the Montjuïc Fairgrounds. It was later moved to pavilion number 1, much larger and with better accessibility

Among the parallel activities held during the Show are the conferences organized by the Grup Mineralògic Català (GMC) where the academic world approaches that of collectors and the general public attracted by the Earth sciences

Joaquim Callén being interviewed while Eloïsa (RIP) chats with Jordi Fabre. In the background, Martí Curto, security

Carme and Marta in lively conversation


USA

Gold with Quartz
Gold with Quartz. Front
Front
Gold with Quartz. Rear
Rear
Gold with Quartz. Detail
Detail

Recorded under neon light
 

MMA32AP3: Mossy aggregate of acicular Gold crystals, very lustrous, on matrix with small white Quartz crystals. The specimen comes from a French collector who acquired it from a well-known American supplier, whose very detailed information we will send to the buyer.
Olinghouse, Olinghouse mining district, Pah Rah Range, Washoe County, Nevada  USA

Specimen size: 2.8 × 1.3 × 1 cm = 1.10” × 0.51” × 0.39”




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Mottramite with Wulfenite

Recorded under neon light
 

TXL89AP3: Microbotryoidal growths of Mottramite with a grey-green color that partially cover tabular Wulfenite crystals that have good luster and an orange color. An excellent American classic from a classic locality.
Glove Mine, Glove Mine group, Devil's Cash Box Ridge, Cottonwood Canyon, Amado, Tyndall District, Santa Cruz County, Arizona  USA

Specimen size: 11.1 × 6.1 × 4.1 cm = 4.37” × 2.40” × 1.61”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.9 cm = 0.79” × 0.75”


€480 / US$495 / ¥69530 / AUD$740

Mottramite with Wulfenite. Mottramite with Wulfenite.
Reservado
Fluorite with Quartz
Fluorite with Quartz. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Fluorite with Quartz. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén

Recorded under neon light
Fluorite with Quartz
 

BRR98AP3: Druse of Fluorite crystals between transparent and translucent, blue with lilac tones, on matrix and with small Quartz crystals. The specimen is an excellent American classic from a classic locality.
Blanchard Mine (Portales-Blanchard Mine), Bingham, Hansonburg District, Socorro County, New Mexico  USA

Specimen size: 14.4 × 12.5 × 6.6 cm = 5.67” × 4.92” × 2.60”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 1.1 cm = 0.47” × 0.43”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



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Looking is irresistible when faced with so much beauty and mineral variety.

Imagining this creature alive and in its habitat is somewhat scary. Luckily we see it here in fossilized mode.

Pavilion number 1 of the Montjuïc Fairgrounds, just before the stalls fill up with minerals and fossils

Ester Pulido and her husband Juan Nicolas Mesas of the company Tesoros Naturales, from Zaragoza, Spain, are regulars at mineral shows and can be considered veterans of both the national and international scenes


MEXICO - CANADA

Fluorite with Celestine

Recorded under neon light
 

MTR47AP3: Very transparent and lustrous Fluorite crystals, with a pale lilac color, on a parallel aggregate of white tabular Celestine crystals.
Tule Mine, Melchor Múzquiz, Municipio Melchor Múzquiz, Coahuila (Coahuila de Zaragoza)  Mexico

Specimen size: 16.1 × 7.9 × 1.4 cm = 6.34” × 3.11” × 0.55”




Fluorite with Celestine. Fluorite with Celestine.
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Malachite after Azurite
Malachite after Azurite. Front
Front
Malachite after Azurite. Side
Side
Malachite after Azurite. Side
Side

Recorded under neon light
 

TLM50AP3: Group of very sharp Malachite pseudomorphs after Azurite crystals, on matrix, with very flattened crystal forms and lenticular shapes, with good luster and a very deep color.
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico

Specimen size: 5.8 × 3.3 × 3.6 cm = 2.28” × 1.30” × 1.42”

Main crystal size: 3.7 × 2.4 cm = 1.46” × 0.94”




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Analcime with Natrolite, Rhodochrosite and Serandite

Recorded under neon light
Analcime with Natrolite, Rhodochrosite and Serandite
 

EFH36AP3: Group of trapezohedral crystals of snow-white Analcime, with small lenticular crystals of Rhodochrosite, prismatic microcrystals of pink Serandite, and elongated Natrolite crystals.
Mont Saint-Hilaire, La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM, Montérégie, Québec  Canada

Specimen size: 4.8 × 3.6 × 2.4 cm = 1.89” × 1.42” × 0.94”

Main crystal size: 2.9 × 2.4 cm = 1.14” × 0.94”




Analcime with Natrolite, Rhodochrosite and Serandite. Analcime with Natrolite, Rhodochrosite and Serandite.
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Here are two people who modernized the GMC with their drive and tenacity, leading the Grup Mineralògic Català to a level never before achieved: Frederic Varela and Marti Rafel, Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Group during their mandates

The workshops organized by the GMC are a guaranteed success. In this photo Pep Ignacio is explaining the properties of gypsum crystals to a group of schoolchildren. Judging by their expressions on the image, they are really interested. The future for geologists and collectors seems assured

When the Show was held in pavilion number 6, there were really long queues to enter

Taking notes in front of the minerals. In Expominer, schoolchildren with pending homework visit frequently


SPAIN

Cerussite (twinned)
Cerussite (twinned). Front
Front
Cerussite (twinned). Rear
Rear

Recorded under neon light
Cerussite (twinned)
 

NGX97AP3: Very aerial, reticulated growth of flattened and twinned prismatic Cerussite crystals with a white color. The specimen comes from the collection of Ignacio Gaspar Sintes (number CER-56) whose label we will send to the buyer.
Luis Mine, Norte vein, Del General Mines, Cabezarrubias del Puerto, Comarca Valle de Alcudia, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain (06/11/2013)

Specimen size: 4.4 × 2.5 × 2.1 cm = 1.73” × 0.98” × 0.83”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar



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Pyrite

Recorded under neon light
 

MMB99AP3: Two isolated Pyrite crystals, very sharp, slightly flattened and very lustrous, on matrix. A Spanish classic of high quality.
Ampliación a Victoria Mine, De Alcarama Range, Navajún, Comarca Cervera, La Rioja  Spain (2022)

Specimen size: 9.1 × 5.6 × 5.1 cm = 3.58” × 2.20” × 2.01”

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




Pyrite. Pyrite.
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Calcite with Dolomite
Calcite with Dolomite. Calcite with Dolomite.

Recorded under neon light
 

NFB6AP3: Two complex rounded Calcite crystals with dominant scalenohedron, rhombohedron and prism forms. They are transparent, with good luster and a pale yellow color, and sit on matrix with white rhombohedral Dolomite crystals.
La Florida Mining Area, Herrería-Valdáliga-Rionansa, Comarca Costa Occidental/Saja-Nansa, Cantabria  Spain (2009)

Specimen size: 7 × 4.8 × 2.6 cm = 2.76” × 1.89” × 1.02”

Main crystal size: 2.3 × 1.9 cm = 0.91” × 0.75”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



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Pyrite with Calcite and Fluorite

Recorded under neon light
 

MFA87AP3: Pineapple growth of deformed cubic Pyrite crystals with curvatures, striations and other growth forms, on matrix, with white rhombohedral Calcite crystals, and cubic Fluorite crystals which are transparent, with good luster and an intense yellow color. The specimen is not from the classic Moscona mine, but rather from the Villabona mines.
Villabona Mines, Barrio de la Estación, Villabona, Llanera, Comarca del Nora, Principality of Asturias (Asturias)  Spain (1993)

Specimen size: 7.8 × 5.1 × 4.5 cm = 3.07” × 2.01” × 1.77”

Fluorite fluorescent long & short UV



Pyrite with Calcite and Fluorite. Front
Front
Pyrite with Calcite and Fluorite. Rear
Rear
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Good provisions at the show. Typical Berber stall with sweets made from sugar and almonds and delicious Moroccan tea

In the foreground one of the Montjuïc fountains, out of use, with the Venetian Towers windows in the background and part of the Barcelona skyline

One of the workshops that never fails to be popular is on the technique of panning to search for gold. And the fact is that gold fever is never far away… and may still be here! Even Spanish public television is interested in the subject, while the kids are waiting impatiently for their next turn at panning to start

Looking, observing, and not touching too much, are essential behaviors in front of a mineral stand


SPANISH FLUORITE

Fluorite with Calcite
Fluorite with Calcite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Fluorite with Calcite. Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Fluorite with Calcite. Detail / Foto: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Foto: Joaquim Callén

Recorded under neon light
 

NMR90AP3: Group of cubic Fluorite crystals, with a flattened shape and beveled by dodecahedron faces which are much more developed on two of the crystal edges than on the others. They are transparent, extraordinarily lustrous and colorless, and thicker than is usual at this locality when the crystals are elongated. They grew on a matrix of scalenohedral Calcite crystals with iron oxide inclusions that give them their characteristic brownish color.
Llamas Quarry, Obdulia vein, Caravia mining area, Las Cabañas, Duyos, Caravia, Comarca Oriente, Principality of Asturias (Asturias)  Spain (2022)

Specimen size: 4.2 × 3.8 × 3.6 cm = 1.65” × 1.50” × 1.42”

Main crystal size: 1.9 × 1 cm = 0.75” × 0.39”




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Fluorite

Recorded under neon light
 

MLF86AP3: Druse, on matrix, of Fluorite crystals with a cubic habit, transparent, with extraordinary luster and an intense violet color, a color that does not usually occur with such intensity in specimens from the Emilio mine.
Emilio Mine, Obdulia vein, Caravia mining area, La Rubiera, Loroñe, Colunga, Comarca de la Sidra, Principality of Asturias (Asturias)  Spain

Specimen size: 4.1 × 3.7 × 2.9 cm = 1.61” × 1.46” × 1.14”

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


€180 / US$185 / ¥26070 / AUD$277

Fluorite.
Reservado
Fluorite with Quartz
Fluorite with Quartz. Fluorite with Quartz.

Recorded under neon light
 

NEC37AP3: Druse of Fluorite crystals with a cubic habit with slight curvatures on the edges. They are transparent, lustrous, with a color between lilac and blue, and sit on a matrix with small white Quartz crystals.
La Viesca Mine, La Collada mining area, Huergo, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Principality of Asturias (Asturias)  Spain

Specimen size: 9.8 × 7.1 × 5.6 cm = 3.86” × 2.80” × 2.20”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 1.6 cm = 0.87” × 0.63”




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Fluorite

Recorded under neon light
 

NEX68AP3: Group of Fluorite crystals formed by smooth cube and dodecahedron faces, with fine polycrystalline growths, very transparent, lustrous and violet in color with bluish areas.
La Viesca Mine, La Collada mining area, Huergo, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Principality of Asturias (Asturias)  Spain

Specimen size: 7.3 × 5.9 × 6.2 cm = 2.87” × 2.32” × 2.44”




Fluorite. Front
Front
Fluorite. Light behind
Light behind
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Fluorite with Quartz
Fluorite with Quartz. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Fluorite with Quartz. Front with light behind / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front with light behind / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Fluorite with Quartz. Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Fluorite with Quartz. Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén

Recorded under neon light
 

NFB89AP3: Isolated Fluorite crystal formed by smooth cube and dodecahedron forms with fine polycrystalline growths, between transparent and translucent, lustrous and violet with bluish areas. Like the fluorites from Shangbao, but Spanish! 😉
La Viesca Mine, La Collada mining area, Huergo, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Principality of Asturias (Asturias)  Spain (±2008)

Specimen size: 9.6 × 6.4 × 3.9 cm = 3.78” × 2.52” × 1.54”

Main crystal size: 5.2 × 5 cm = 2.05” × 1.97”


€460 / US$474 / ¥66630 / AUD$709

Reservado
Fluorite with Quartz

Recorded under neon light
 

NFR87AP3: Druse of Fluorite crystals with smooth cube faces and dodecahedron forms with fine polycrystalline growths. They are translucent, violet in color with bluish areas and sit on a matrix with small white Quartz crystals.
La Viesca Mine, La Collada mining area, Huergo, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Principality of Asturias (Asturias)  Spain

Specimen size: 12.9 × 12.2 × 7.3 cm = 5.08” × 4.80” × 2.87”

Main crystal size: 4.6 × 3.9 cm = 1.81” × 1.54”




Fluorite with Quartz. Fluorite with Quartz.
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Fluorite with Calcite, Baryte and Dolomite
Fluorite with Calcite, Baryte and Dolomite. Fluorite with Calcite, Baryte and Dolomite.

Recorded under neon light
 

MRR37AP3: Druse of very sharp Fluorite crystals, with good luster and a very deep violet color, very unusual in specimens from the Moscona mine. The Fluorite is associated with complex yellowish Calcite crystals dominated by the prism and terminal rhombohedron, and small yellow lamellar Baryte crystals.
Moscona Mine, El Llano, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Comarca Avilés, Principality of Asturias (Asturias)  Spain (24/12/1999)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 5.7 × 2.8 cm = 2.44” × 2.24” × 1.10”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV



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Fluorite with Dolomite

Recorded under neon light
 

MBX66AP3: Druse of very sharp transparent Fluorite crystals, very lustrous, with inclusions of sulphide microcrystals, with an intense yellow color and coatings of white rhombohedral Dolomite crystals. An old piece of high quality.
Moscona Mine, El Llano, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Comarca Avilés, Principality of Asturias (Asturias)  Spain

Specimen size: 9.8 × 6.8 × 4.3 cm = 3.86” × 2.68” × 1.69”

Main crystal size: 2.4 × 1.4 cm = 0.94” × 0.55”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV



Fluorite with Dolomite. Fluorite with Dolomite.
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Fluorite with Pyrite
Fluorite with Pyrite. Fluorite with Pyrite.

Recorded under neon light
 

NPP37AP3: Druse, on matrix, of Fluorite crystals between transparent and translucent, with good luster and a uniform yellow color. The specimen comes from the Miguel David Martínez collection (no. 830), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Villabona Mines, Barrio de la Estación, Villabona, Llanera, Comarca del Nora, Principality of Asturias (Asturias)  Spain (2016)

Specimen size: 16.4 × 15.6 × 4.1 cm = 6.46” × 6.14” × 1.61”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 1.6 cm = 0.71” × 0.63”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez



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Martí Rafel and Carles Curto conversing between aisles full of minerals

Trade Fair Pavilion number 1, where the latest Expominer shows have been held

Alfredo Petrov in the process of assembling his booth. Both the species as well as the labels themselves, each with the chemical formula of the main mineral species, are quite a spectacle. Alfredo is able to see the most tiny things, which most of us wouldn't notice

One of the magic fountains of Montjuïc, in this case illuminated crimson-red at night in Barcelona. An emblematic place in Barcelona where beautiful tales have been lived and are still being lived


PORTUGAL

Fluorite with Quartz, Muscovite and Chlorite

Recorded under neon light
 

TLR99AP3: Fluorite crystals with a cubic shape, one of them clearly dominant, translucent and with intense violet color, on a Quartz crystal partially coated by Muscovite, which is covered in turn by a thin uniform layer of Chlorite.
Minas da Panasqueira, levels 0-1, Aldeia de São Francisco de Assis, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Cova da Beira, Centro  Portugal (12/2021)

Specimen size: 10.1 × 7.9 × 7 cm = 3.98” × 3.11” × 2.76”

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

Minor fluorescence short UV



Fluorite with Quartz, Muscovite and Chlorite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Fluorite with Quartz, Muscovite and Chlorite. Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Fluorite with Quartz, Muscovite and Chlorite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Frederic Varela, administrator of FMF and former president of the GMC, with Esperanza, widow of Dr. Joan Viñals

An activity that never fails to attract people of all ages, the opening of geodes... in search of crystallized holes

In a show like Expominer you can find minerals from all over the world. In this case the crocoites from Tasmania, in distant Australia, play a major role

The historic Armando Silva who, in Spain and the rest of Europe, for so many years was offering the Fluorites, Barytes and Calcites from Villabona


FRANCE

Cuprite
Cuprite. Cuprite.

Recorded under neon light
 

MTX86AP3: Obtained at Munich 2022
Parallel growths of Cuprite crystals with dominant octahedron forms, translucent, very lustrous and bright red, on matrix. Because of its color, a rarity for French mineralogy.
Mont-Roc Mine, Mont-Roc, Castres, Tarn, Occitanie  France

Specimen size: 5.7 × 4.5 × 3 cm = 2.24” × 1.77” × 1.18”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.2 cm = 0.16” × 0.08”


€180 / US$185 / ¥26070 / AUD$277

Reservado
Quartz

Recorded under neon light
 

EBB16AP3: Druse of Quartz crystals with poorly developed prisms, translucent, lustrous and uniform white. The specimen comes from recent finds around the old mines of La Boule, which have not been active for a long time.
La Boule Mine, Le Kaymar, Lunel, Montpellier, Hérault Department, Occitanie  France

Specimen size: 9.3 × 6.2 × 2.7 cm = 3.66” × 2.44” × 1.06”

Main crystal size: 5.2 × 4.4 cm = 2.05” × 1.73”




Quartz.
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Galena with Siderite
Galena with Siderite. Galena with Siderite.

Recorded under neon light
 

ELM67AP3: Group of cubo-octahedral Galena crystals partially coated by botryoidal aggregates of dark brown lenticular Siderite crystals. This very old specimen is of optimal quality for the locality.
Trèves Mine, Fournels Valley, Trèves, Gard, Occitanie  France

Specimen size: 8 × 4.6 × 3.2 cm = 3.15” × 1.81” × 1.26”

Main crystal size: 3.3 × 3.2 cm = 1.30” × 1.26”




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Calcite (twinned) with Sphalerite

Recorded under neon light
 

ELR87AP3: Group of Calcite crystals, one of them clearly dominant and very aerial, formed by a dominant scalenohedron, terminated by rhombohedron faces, clearly twinned, translucent, lustrous and on matrix, with Sphalerite microcrystals. The specimen, of high quality for the locality, is from an old find made in 1971. The piece comes from the collection of Pierre-Marie Guy who was the one who found it.
Trèves Mine, Fournels Valley, Trèves, Gard, Occitanie  France (1971)

Specimen size: 8.5 × 8.3 × 6.2 cm = 3.35” × 3.27” × 2.44”

Main crystal size: 7.1 × 3 cm = 2.80” × 1.18”

Minor fluorescence short UV

€280 / US$288 / ¥40560 / AUD$431

Calcite (twinned) with Sphalerite. Calcite (twinned) with Sphalerite.
Reservado
Fluorite
Fluorite.

Recorded under neon light
 

MTV7AP3: Obtained at Munich 2022
Very sharp cubic Fluorite crystals with a slightly flattened habit, translucent and of a uniform yellow color, with inclusions. The specimen comes from the old (1975) Peyrebrune mine, not from the current quarry area.
Peyrebrune Mine, Peyrebrune area, Montredon-Labessonnié, Le Haut Dadou, Castres, Tarn, Occitanie  France (±1975)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 6.1 × 4 cm = 2.52” × 2.40” × 1.57”

Fluorescent long & short UV



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Pyromorphite

Recorded under neon light
 

TXR49AP3: Globular growths of acicular Pyromorphite crystals with good color, on matrix. The specimen comes from a classic French locality that did not provide many significant specimens.
Saint-Salvy Mine, Saint-Salvy-de-la-Balme, Tarn, Occitanie  France

Specimen size: 6.2 × 4.5 × 4.3 cm = 2.44” × 1.77” × 1.69”

Former collection of Yvan Delqué



Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.
Order
Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.

Recorded under neon light
 

TFA69AP3: Globular growths of acicular Pyromorphite crystals with good color, on matrix. The specimen comes from a classic French locality that did not provide many significant specimens.
Saint-Salvy Mine, Saint-Salvy-de-la-Balme, Tarn, Occitanie  France

Specimen size: 7.4 × 5.1 × 3.6 cm = 2.91” × 2.01” × 1.42”

Former collection of Yvan Delqué

€460 / US$474 / ¥66630 / AUD$709

Reservado
Pyromorphite

Recorded under neon light
 

TMR28AP3: Globular growths of acicular Pyromorphite crystals with good color, on matrix. The specimen comes from a classic French locality that did not provide many significant specimens.
Saint-Salvy Mine, Saint-Salvy-de-la-Balme, Tarn, Occitanie  France

Specimen size: 7.7 × 7.1 × 5.3 cm = 3.03” × 2.80” × 2.09”

Former collection of Yvan Delqué



Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.
Order
Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.
Pyromorphite.

Recorded under neon light
 

TBM29AP3: Globular growths of acicular Pyromorphite crystals with good color, on matrix. The specimen comes from a classic French locality that did not provide many significant specimens.
Saint-Salvy Mine, Saint-Salvy-de-la-Balme, Tarn, Occitanie  France

Specimen size: 11.2 × 6.8 × 4.4 cm = 4.41” × 2.68” × 1.73”

Former collection of Yvan Delqué



Order
Pyromorphite

Recorded under neon light
 

TLP49AP3: Globular growths of acicular Pyromorphite crystals with good color, on matrix. The specimen comes from a classic French locality that did not provide many significant specimens.
Saint-Salvy Mine, Saint-Salvy-de-la-Balme, Tarn, Occitanie  France

Specimen size: 11.2 × 9.4 × 3.8 cm = 4.41” × 3.70” × 1.50”

Former collection of Yvan Delqué



Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.
Pyromorphite.
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Opal-CT (variety lussatite) after fossil (Helix ramondi)
Opal-CT (variety lussatite) after fossil (Helix ramondi). Opal-CT (variety lussatite) after fossil (Helix ramondi).

Recorded under neon light
 

MLR86AP3: Gastropod (Helix ramondi) fossilized in translucent Opal-CT (variety lussatite), with pearly luster and colors between white and sky blue. It is in its original matrix, without stabilization or repair of any kind. Of very good quality for the deposit, a French classic.
Les Rois Mine, Mur-sur-Allier, Pont-du-Château, Clermont-Ferrand District, Puy-de-Dôme Department, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France

Specimen size: 5.3 × 4.7 × 2 cm = 2.09” × 1.85” × 0.79”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.6 cm = 0.79” × 0.63”

Fluorescent long & short UV



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Antimony

Recorded under neon light
Antimony
 

MBE47AP3: Obtained at Munich 2022
Antimony as a crystalline aggregate with very well defined parallel growths, very aerial and sparkly. The specimen, from one of the great classic localities for the species, comes from the old collection of Dr. Bartnik, from Leipzig, whose label we will send to the buyer.
Allemond (Allemont), Oisans-Romanche, Grenoble, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France

Specimen size: 5.2 × 3.2 × 1.7 cm = 2.05” × 1.26” × 0.67”


€230 / US$237 / ¥33310 / AUD$354

Antimony.
Reservado
Antimony
Antimony.

Recorded under neon light
Antimony
 

MAE37AP3: Obtained at Munich 2022
Crystalline aggregate of Antimony with very well defined parallel and staggered growths. The specimen, from one of the great classic localities for the species, is accompanied by a very old box label, handwritten and probably from the 19th century, which we will also send to the buyer.
Allemond (Allemont), Oisans-Romanche, Grenoble, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France

Specimen size: 4.8 × 4.4 × 2.8 cm = 1.89” × 1.73” × 1.10”


€230 / US$237 / ¥33310 / AUD$354

Reservado
Prehnite with Orthoclase (variety adular) and Actinolite (variety byssolite)

Recorded under neon light
 

MRB87AP3: Very aerial group of Prehnite crystals with very well defined faces and edges, with curvatures and very distinct polycrystalline growths. They are translucent, shiny, and a uniform green, on matrix, with small white crystals of Orthoclase (adularia variety) and felted aggregates of Actinolite (byssolite variety). Excellent French classic from a typical locality for the species.
La Combe de la Selle, Saint-Christophe-en-Oisans, Le Bourg d'Oisans Comune, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France

Specimen size: 10.7 × 6.5 × 3.9 cm = 4.21” × 2.56” × 1.54”


€260 / US$268 / ¥37660 / AUD$401

Prehnite with Orthoclase (variety adular) and Actinolite (variety byssolite). Prehnite with Orthoclase (variety adular) and Actinolite (variety byssolite).
Prehnite with Orthoclase (variety adular) and Actinolite (variety byssolite).
Reservado
Azurite with Malachite after Cuprite
Azurite with Malachite after Cuprite. Front
Front
Azurite with Malachite after Cuprite. Rear
Rear

Recorded under neon light
 

MLT74AP3: Obtained at Munich 2022
Floater spheroidal aggregate of flattened Azurite crystals with very sharp crystal forms, with a vivid blue color and with small coatings of Malachite crystals pseudomorphing cuprite. A French classic of high quality that comes from the type locality for the species.
Chessy-les-Mines, Les Bois d'Oingt, Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France

Specimen size: 7 × 5.5 × 5.4 cm = 2.76” × 2.17” × 2.13”

Type locality



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Chalcostibite with Zinkenite and Siderite

Recorded under neon light
 

EPQ56AP3: Flattened Chalcostibite crystals, very lustrous and finely striated, on matrix, with acicular Zinkenite crystals and very sharp rhombohedral Siderite crystals.
Saint-Pons area, Barcelonnette, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur  France

Specimen size: 3.9 × 2.8 × 2.2 cm = 1.54” × 1.10” × 0.87”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.3 cm = 0.39” × 0.12”




Chalcostibite with Zinkenite and Siderite. Chalcostibite with Zinkenite and Siderite.
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Pyromorphite with Baryte
Pyromorphite with Baryte. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Pyromorphite with Baryte. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Pyromorphite with Baryte. Detail / Foto: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Foto: Joaquim Callén

Recorded under neon light
 

TFM46AP3: Spheroidal aggregates of lustrous Pyromorphite crystals, with an intense and uniform deep green color, on a Baryte matrix. There is a methacrylate base configured so that the piece fits into it. It comes from the Alain Tuel collection.
Des Farges Mine (Les Farges Mine), Ussel, Corrèze, Nouvelle-Aquitaine  France

Specimen size: 8.1 × 3.6 × 3.4 cm = 3.19” × 1.42” × 1.34”

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


€1400 / US$1444 / ¥202800 / AUD$2159

Reservado
Pyromorphite with Baryte

Recorded under neon light
 

LCX16AP3: Two generations of crystals coexist in this specimen, an earlier generation with elongated crystal forms, lustrous and brown, and a second with crystals of a shorter prismatic shape, with very bright luster and a vivid and uniform green color. On Baryte matrix. An excellent French classic.
Des Farges Mine (Les Farges Mine), Ussel, Corrèze, Nouvelle-Aquitaine  France

Specimen size: 10.2 × 7.6 × 7.1 cm = 4.02” × 2.99” × 2.80”

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

Former collection of Philippe Morelon



Pyromorphite with Baryte. Front
Front
Pyromorphite with Baryte. Side
Side
Pyromorphite with Baryte.
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Quartz with Chalcopyrite
Quartz with Chalcopyrite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Quartz with Chalcopyrite. Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Quartz with Chalcopyrite. Detail / Foto: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Foto: Joaquim Callén

Recorded under neon light
 

EXT37AP3: A good size druse of elongated, transparent, colorless and very lustrous Quartz crystals with a very well defined La Gardette habit, associated with partially altered disphenoidal Chalcopyrite crystals. An important find from one of the great classic French localities.
À Giraud Mine, La Gardette mining area, Villard-Nôtre-Dame, Le Bourg d'Oisans, Grenoble, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (2018-2019)

Specimen size: 16 × 14.2 × 6.1 cm = 6.30” × 5.59” × 2.40”

Main crystal size: 5.7 × 1 cm = 2.24” × 0.39”




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Photos yes, but of the stones. Thank you!

They say children don't lie. Well, seeing the looks on those faces, it is obvious that minerals are attractive and that they often arouse much greater interest than other ‘objects’

The booth of the Grup Mineralògic Català at Expominer.

Temporary exhibit, in this case on mineral fluorescence, a curious electrochemical phenomenon that leaves viewers with their mouths hanging open when viewing certain minerals under ultraviolet light


EUROPE (excl. Spain, Portugal and France)

Chalcopyrite with Galena and Sphalerite

Recorded under neon light
 

TBB91AP3: Disphenoidal Chalcopyrite crystals with slight curvatures on the edges, accompanied by Galena crystals with very deeply hoppered faces, and twinned Sphalerite crystals. Among the first finds in the Madan area, it comes from a French collection.
Madan mining area, Rhodope Mountains, Smolyan Oblast  Bulgaria

Specimen size: 14.3 × 9 × 4.4 cm = 5.63” × 3.54” × 1.73”

Main crystal size: 2.9 × 1.8 cm = 1.14” × 0.71”




Chalcopyrite with Galena and Sphalerite. Chalcopyrite with Galena and Sphalerite.
Chalcopyrite with Galena and Sphalerite.
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Orthoclase after Leucite (variety pseudoleucite)
Orthoclase after Leucite (variety pseudoleucite). Front
Front
Orthoclase after Leucite (variety pseudoleucite). Rear
Rear

Recorded under neon light
 

TLB86AP3: Floater group of Leucite crystals pseudomorphed by Orthoclase, maintaining the very well defined original trapezohedron forms, and less corroded than is usual in such specimens.
Loučná pod Klínovcem, Chomutov District, Ústí nad Labem Region  Czech Republic

Specimen size: 4.3 × 4.2 × 4.1 cm = 1.69” × 1.65” × 1.61”


€180 / US$185 / ¥26070 / AUD$277

Reservado
Silver

Recorded under neon light
Silver
 

MFX50AP3: Obtained at Munich 2022
Very aerial dendritic growth of deformed Silver crystals. This specimen comes from one of the large classic localities for the species, and is accompanied by unusually detailed locality information stating that it was found in the Fischer Morgengang section of the St. Georg. It comes from the old collection of Dr. Bartnik, of Leipzig, whose label we will send to the buyer.
St. Georg Mine, Fleischer Morgengang section, Neustädtel, Schneeberg District, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony/Sachsen  Germany

Specimen size: 3.8 × 4.2 × 1 cm = 1.50” × 1.65” × 0.39”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.2 cm = 0.20” × 0.08”




Silver. Silver.
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Fluorite with Quartz
Fluorite with Quartz. Fluorite with Quartz.

Recorded under neon light
Fluorite with Quartz
 

BTP96AP3: Very sharp Fluorite crystals, transparent, with good luster and geometric color zoning, intense on the edges. On matrix, with small white Quartz crystals. The specimen is accompanied by an old Danny A. Michel label that we will send to the buyer.
Hermine Mine, Lissenthan, Nabburg, Wölsendorf West District, Upper Palatinate/Oberpfalz, Bavaria/Bayern  Germany (12/03/1996)

Specimen size: 9.4 × 6 × 2.6 cm = 3.70” × 2.36” × 1.02”

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




Order
Fluorite

Recorded under neon light
 

BFM68AP3: Druse of translucent Fluorite crystals with an intense and uniform violet color. The specimen is an old German classic from a renowned European collection.
Max Mine, Krandorf, Neunburg vorm Wald, Schwandorf District, Upper Palatinate/Oberpfalz, Bavaria/Bayern  Germany

Specimen size: 7.8 × 6.4 × 4.2 cm = 3.07” × 2.52” × 1.65”

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




Fluorite. Fluorite.
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Hureaulite with Strunzite and Rockbridgeite
Hureaulite with Strunzite and Rockbridgeite. Hureaulite with Strunzite and Rockbridgeite.

Recorded under neon light
 

BRM49AP3: Hureaulite crystals with very sharp crystal forms, intense pink in color, on matrix, with Strunzite and green-black coatings of Rockbridgeite. This type locality Strunzite specimen comes from a renowned European collection.
Hagendorf, Waidhaus, Oberpfälzer Wald, Upper Palatinate/Oberpfalz, Bavaria/Bayern  Germany (1957)

Specimen size: 8 × 6.5 × 5.9 cm = 3.15” × 2.56” × 2.32”

Type locality



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Stibnite with Quartz

Recorded under neon light
Stibnite with Quartz
 

MFE70AP3: Obtained at Munich 2022
Very elongated prismatic crystals of Stibnite, some of them with cleavage surfaces, very lustrous, on matrix, with microcrystalline Quartz. The specimen comes from the former Dr. Bartnik collection, of Leipzig, whose label we will also send to the buyer. The difficulty of obtaining specimens from this mining district makes pieces like this quite rare.
Neumühle/Elster, Greiz District, Thuringia/Thüringen  Germany

Specimen size: 10.2 × 9.6 × 3.1 cm = 4.02” × 3.78” × 1.22”

Main crystal size: 3 × 0.2 cm = 1.18” × 0.08”




Stibnite with Quartz. Stibnite with Quartz.
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Calcite with Sulphur
Calcite with Sulphur. Front
Front
Calcite with Sulphur. Side
Side
Calcite with Sulphur.

Recorded under neon light
 

BRR89AP3: Scalenohedral crystal of Calcite covered by a second generation of botryoidal Calcite crystals and Sulphur crystals with sharp crystal forms. Different.
Agrigento (Girgenti) Province, Sicily  Italy

Specimen size: 16.8 ×10.2 × 6.6 cm = 6.61” × 4.02” × 2.60”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.9 cm = 0.39” × 0.35”

Fluorescent long & short UV



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Rhodochrosite with Sphalerite

Recorded under neon light
 

TBF47AP3: Sphalerite crystals with very sharp crystal forms and twinning, on a matrix covered by small rhombohedral Rhodochrosite crystals. The specimen comes from Ferat Voca, a former worker in this classic mine.
Stan Trg (Stari Trg) Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo (2000-2021)

Specimen size: 11 × 5.4 × 4.8 cm = 4.33” × 2.13” × 1.89”

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

Former collection of Ferat Voca



Rhodochrosite with Sphalerite. Rhodochrosite with Sphalerite.
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Pyrite with Calcite
Pyrite with Calcite. Pyrite with Calcite.

Recorded under neon light
 

TTV86AP3: "Nest" of very sharp and extraordinarily lustrous Pyrite crystals with a parallelepiped shape, on matrix, with flattened rhombohedral Calcite crystals. The specimen came from Ferat Voca, a former worker in this classic mine.
Stan Trg (Stari Trg) Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo (2000-2021)

Specimen size: 7.2 × 5.1 × 3.8 cm = 2.83” × 2.01” × 1.50”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Ferat Voca



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Pyrite with Calcite

Recorded under neon light
 

TLR96AP3: Very aerial group of sharp Pyrite crystals, very lustrous and on matrix, with aggregates of white microcrystals of Calcite. The specimen comes from Ferat Voca, a former worker in this classic mine.
Stan Trg (Stari Trg) Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo (2000-2021)

Specimen size: 7.7 × 6.3 × 4.5 cm = 3.03” × 2.48” × 1.77”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1.4 cm = 0.59” × 0.55”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Ferat Voca



Pyrite with Calcite. Pyrite with Calcite.
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Pyrite with Calcite
Pyrite with Calcite. Pyrite with Calcite.

Recorded under neon light
 

TPB96AP3: Very flattened groups of deformed Pyrite crystals, as curious and unusual as they are attractive, on matrix, with white botryoidal coatings of Calcite. The specimen came from Ferat Voca, a former worker in this classic mine.
Stan Trg (Stari Trg) Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo (2000-2021)

Specimen size: 9.7 × 8.8 × 6.3 cm = 3.82” × 3.46” × 2.48”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1 cm = 0.79” × 0.39”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Ferat Voca

€190 / US$196 / ¥27520 / AUD$293

Reservado
Rhodochrosite with Sphalerite and Galena

Recorded under neon light
 

TXR47AP3: Complex and twinned crystals of Sphalerite, on matrix, with rhombohedral crystal coatings of Rhodochrosite with an intense pink color, associated with grey deformed Galena crystals and small, very sharp crystals of Arsenopyrite. The specimen comes from Ferat Voca, a former worker in this classic mine.
Stan Trg (Stari Trg) Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo (2000-2021)

Specimen size: 7.4 × 6.9 × 4 cm = 2.91” × 2.72” × 1.57”

Former collection of Ferat Voca



Rhodochrosite with Sphalerite and Galena. Rhodochrosite with Sphalerite and Galena.
Order
Rhodochrosite with Quartz
Rhodochrosite with Quartz. Rhodochrosite with Quartz.
Rhodochrosite with Quartz.

Recorded under neon light
 

TXM96AP3: Spheroidal aggregates of rhombohedral microcrystals of Rhodochrosite that coat a druse of water-clear and very lustrous Quartz crystals. The specimen came from Ferat Voca, a former worker in this classic mine.
Stan Trg (Stari Trg) Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo (2000-2021)

Specimen size: 9.4 × 6.4 × 3.9 cm = 3.70” × 2.52” × 1.54”

Former collection of Ferat Voca

€220 / US$227 / ¥31860 / AUD$339

Reservado
Sphalerite with Calcite, Pyrite and Rhodochrosite

Recorded under neon light
 

TLM66AP3: Twinned Sphalerite crystals with very sharp crystal forms, on matrix, with groups of deformed Pyrite crystals and coatings of very flattened rhombohedral white crystals of Calcite, between transparent and translucent. Also associated with small rosettes of Rhodochrosite. The specimen comes from Ferat Voca, a former worker in this classic mine.
Stan Trg (Stari Trg) Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo (2000-2021)

Specimen size: 11.9 × 6.9 × 5.3 cm = 4.69” × 2.72” × 2.09”

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

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Ferat Voca

€160 / US$165 / ¥23170 / AUD$246

Sphalerite with Calcite, Pyrite and Rhodochrosite. Sphalerite with Calcite, Pyrite and Rhodochrosite.
Reservado
Arsenopyrite with Rhodochrosite, Quartz and Pyrite after Pyrrhotite
Arsenopyrite with Rhodochrosite, Quartz and Pyrite after Pyrrhotite. Arsenopyrite with Rhodochrosite, Quartz and Pyrite after Pyrrhotite.
Arsenopyrite with Rhodochrosite, Quartz and Pyrite after Pyrrhotite.

Recorded under neon light
 

TTP99AP3: Stalactitic druse of prismatic Arsenopyrite crystals, very sharp and shiny, with aggregates of rhombohedral crystals of Rhodochrosite, small white crystals of Quartz and lamellar hexagonal groups of Pyrite crystals pseudomorphing Pyrrhotite. The specimen comes from Ferat Voca, a former worker in this classic mine.
Stan Trg (Stari Trg) Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo (2000-2021)

Specimen size: 15.8 × 6.2 × 5.9 cm = 6.22” × 2.44” × 2.32”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.5 cm = 0.79” × 0.59”

Former collection of Ferat Voca



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Hematite with Quartz (variety smoky)

Recorded under neon light
 

MRB27AP3: Obtained at Munich 2022
Parallel growths of lamellar crystals of Hematite, very sharp, with a fine growth contact on one of the edges that may appear broken, but is not, sitting on a matrix of Quartz crystals (smoky variety)
Note the precision with which the location of discovery is given.
Turbealp, Turbe, Albrunhorn-Turbhorn area, Binn Valley (Binntal), Wallis (Valais)  Switzerland

Specimen size: 6.8 × 5.7 × 4.8 cm = 2.68” × 2.24” × 1.89”

Main crystal size: 4.2 × 3.6 cm = 1.65” × 1.42”




Hematite with Quartz (variety smoky). Front
Front
Hematite with Quartz (variety smoky). Rear
Rear
Hematite with Quartz (variety smoky).
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Fluorite (octahedral) with Albite
Fluorite (octahedral) with Albite. Fluorite (octahedral) with Albite.

Recorded under neon light
 

BRM26AP3: Groups of octahedral Fluorite crystals with minor cube and rhombododecahedron faces, unusual in this type of specimen. The crystals are pink and translucent, on matrix with small Albite crystals.
Zinggenstöcke, Oberaar Lake area, Grimsel area, Hasli Valley, Bern  Switzerland

Specimen size: 16.2 × 10.7 × 4.7 cm = 6.38” × 4.21” × 1.85”

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




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Cuprite

Recorded under neon light
Cuprite
 

MPQ70AP3: Obtained at Munich 2022
Groups of very sharp octahedral Cuprite crystals, on matrix, lustrous and with vivid iridescent tarnish. An old English classic from the old collection of Dr. Bartnik of Leipzig, whose label we will also send to the buyer.
Cornwall  England / United Kingdom

Specimen size: 8.4 × 6.4 × 5.4 cm = 3.31” × 2.52” × 2.13”

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


€560 / US$577 / ¥81120 / AUD$863

Cuprite. Front
Front
Cuprite. Side
Side
Cuprite. Cuprite.
Reservado
Fluorite
Fluorite. Front
Front
Fluorite. Day light
Day light

Recorded under neon light
 

EFT97AP3: Group of very lustrous transparent cubic Fluorite crystals with an intense green color that is characteristic of old pieces from this locality, which look purple when switching from incandescent light to sunlight.
Heights Quarry, Westgate, Weardale, North Pennines Orefield, County Durham  England / United Kingdom

Specimen size: 8 × 7.9 × 2.9 cm = 3.15” × 3.11” × 1.14”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 1.4 cm = 0.63” × 0.55”

Very fluorescent long & short UV



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Viewing specimens as a team, since four eyes see more than two. Yes, a flashlight always helps to better view the nuances that each specimen displays and that can often go unnoticed

Another of Expominer's successes are the temporary exhibits on display during the Show. Curious and more than interesting was the exhibit "Minerals of the Mediterranean", where several private collectors showed off some of their most prominent specimens

The first attendees lining up, waiting for the doors of Fairground Pavilion number 1 to open.

Javier Aguado from Euskalduna, another stalwart of mineral shows


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Kyanite with Muscovite (variety fuchsite)

Recorded under neon light
 

MXE96AP3: Elongated prismatic Kyanite crystals, some of them doubly terminated, transparent, lustrous, and intense blue, on a matrix of Muscovite (fuchsite variety).
Borisovskie Sopki, Plast, Chelyabinsk Oblast, Ural Federal District  Russia

Specimen size: 6.1 × 4.1 × 2.2 cm = 2.40” × 1.61” × 0.87”

Main crystal size: 2.4 × 0.2 cm = 0.94” × 0.08”


€190 / US$196 / ¥27520 / AUD$293

Kyanite with Muscovite (variety fuchsite). Front
Front
Kyanite with Muscovite (variety fuchsite). Side
Side
Kyanite with Muscovite (variety fuchsite). Detail
Detail
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Those of us who were lucky enough to know Joan Viñals know what he was like. Those who did not know him should know that the world, including the mineralogical world, is a little better thanks to people like him

Learning in science is based on observation and experimentation, something that that is well developed in children. The future belongs to them

It is never too late to learn or remember the "old" days, with specific lectures on what we like

On an intermediate scale between children and adults, secondary education is of vital importance. Thanks to the GMC (Catalan Mineralogical Group), prizes for research in the geological sciences are awarded, with the collaboration of the sponsors: Kunugi, Fabre Minerals, and Kucera Minerals



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