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

 

Beryl (variety emerald) with Phlogopite
Beryl (variety emerald) with Phlogopite. Beryl (variety emerald) with Phlogopite.

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Beryl (variety emerald) with Phlogopite
 

JFD227AP9: Of the great finds made in the 1980s in A Franqueira, I kept this piece of Beryl (emerald variety) for its color, with a lighter tone than what is usual there, also for its certain translucency and, obviously, for the fact that it was in its Phlogopite matrix.
Emerald Deposit, A Franqueira, A Cañiza, Comarca Paradanta, Pontevedra, Galicia / Galiza  Spain (±1982)

Specimen size: 5.4 × 4.2 × 2.6 cm = 2.13” × 1.65” × 1.02”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 0.9 cm = 0.71” × 0.35”

Former collection of Jordi Fabre (duplicates)



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Dolomite (twinned)

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Dolomite (twinned)
 

JFD228AP9: Eugui dolomites are always exciting. I chose this one for its transparency and for that 'clean' appearance that the dolomites from the area of “el pozo” have; thanks to the good disposition of engineer Juan Córdoba.
The crystal has a weird growth on one side, but it is a floater and whole everywhere.
Asturreta Quarry, 'el pozo', Eugui, Esteríbar, Comarca Auñamendi, Chartered Community of Navarre (Navarre)  Spain (±1970)

Specimen size: 8 × 6.9 × 4.3 cm = 3.15” × 2.72” × 1.69”

Former collection of Jordi Fabre (duplicates)



Dolomite (twinned). Front
Front
Dolomite (twinned). Side
Side
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Siderite with Quartz and Pyrite
Siderite with Quartz and Pyrite. Front
Front
Siderite with Quartz and Pyrite. Side
Side
Siderite with Quartz and Pyrite. Bottom
Bottom

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Siderite with Quartz and Pyrite
 

JFD229AP9: A very clear and perfect Quartz, with a very showy phantom, clearly displaying the different phases of crystal growth.
The Siderite, very sharp and aerial, and with small Pyrite crystals adds its signature to the piece.
Minas da Panasqueira, level 2, Aldeia de São Francisco de Assis, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Cova da Beira, Centro  Portugal (1993)

Specimen size: 5.8 × 4.7 × 5 cm = 2.28” × 1.85” × 1.97”

Main crystal size: 5.6 × 2.6 cm = 2.20” × 1.02”

Former collection of Jordi Fabre (duplicates)



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Proustite with Quartz

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Proustite with Quartz
 

JFD230AP9: One of the first proustites that arrived from Imiter. They did not have the crystal size that was seen later, but they were very red and with sharp crystals. They were the forerunners.
Imiter Mine, Jebel Saghro, Imiter District, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2003)

Specimen size: 7.7 × 4.7 × 2.9 cm = 3.03” × 1.85” × 1.14”

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

Former collection of Jordi Fabre (duplicates)



Proustite with Quartz. Front
Front
Proustite with Quartz. Rear
Rear
Proustite with Quartz.
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Fluorite with Quartz
Fluorite with Quartz. Fluorite with Quartz.
Fluorite with Quartz.

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Fluorite with Quartz
 

JFD231AP9: Le Beix is a mythical name in French mineralogy. Unlike those of Puy-Saint-Gulmier, not all the fluorites from Le Beix are deep blue, but some, like this one, attract attention due to the intensity of the blue, and even more for the contrast of the color between these crystals and their white Quartz matrix.
It comes from an old collection, like the vast majority of the few pieces that come on the market. Nothing is found there anymore.
Le Beix Mine, Saint-Germain-près-Herment, Herment, Clermont-Ferrand District, Puy-de-Dôme Department, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France

Specimen size: 9.5 × 7.4 × 5.8 cm = 3.74” × 2.91” × 2.28”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1 cm = 0.59” × 0.39”

Former collection of Jordi Fabre (duplicates)



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


USA

Tony Kampf, Jamie and Jordi
Tucson 2011

The 'six fab' with Moni, Herb Obodda and Paul Pohwat standing up
Tucson 2018

Bob Downs
Tucson 2010


Elbaite (variety rubellite and blue cap)

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Elbaite (variety rubellite and blue cap)
 

TFX47AP9: Elbaite crystal, between transparent and translucent, with a clearly dominant pink-red color in the prism (rubellite variety) and smooth and shiny pinacoidal termination with a blue growth zone known as "blue cap".
Pala District, San Diego County, California  USA

Specimen size: 1.8 × 1.3 × 1 cm = 0.71” × 0.51” × 0.39”

Former collection of Julien Vambervliet

Weight: 4.5 grams



Elbaite (variety rubellite and blue cap). Front
Front
Elbaite (variety rubellite and blue cap). Rear
Rear
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Topaz
Topaz. Topaz.

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Topaz
 

CXM37AP9: Single crystal of Topaz, very aerial on the matrix, rich in crystal forms, transparent, with very good luster and an intense color.
The specimen comes from Carles Curto's collection of duplicates (number 1995.13) whose label and computer file we will send to the buyer.
Topaz Mountain, Thomas Range, Juab County, Utah  USA

Specimen size: 5.2 × 3.9 × 4.1 cm = 2.05” × 1.54” × 1.61”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1.2 cm = 0.59” × 0.47”

Former collection of Carles Curto (duplicates)



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Fluorite with Sphalerite and Quartz

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Fluorite with Sphalerite and Quartz
 

TRB96AP9: Elongated cubic Fluorite crystal, transparent, with good luster and a dominant yellow color with blue geometric growths on the edges. On a matrix of Sphalerite crystals with fine Quartz crystals.
An American classic.
Annabel Lee Mine, Harris Creek Sub-District, Hardin County, Illinois  USA

Specimen size: 7.3 × 5.7 × 2.2 cm = 2.87” × 2.24” × 0.87”

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

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Former collection of John & Pat Carlon



Fluorite with Sphalerite and Quartz. Fluorite with Sphalerite and Quartz.
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Galena with Pyrite
Galena with Pyrite. Front
Front
Galena with Pyrite. Rear
Rear

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TTB90AP9: Group of very sharp Galena crystals of good size, very lustrous, with deformed crystal coatings and spheroidal growths of Pyrite.
The specimen comes from the Michel Carré collection
Sweetwater Mine, Ellington, Viburnum Trend District, Reynolds County, Missouri  USA

Specimen size: 8.2 × 8 × 5.7 cm = 3.23” × 3.15” × 2.24”

Main crystal size: 5 × 4.9 cm = 1.97” × 1.93”

Former collection of Michel Carré




Old miners resurrected
Sainte Marie 2017


MEXICO AND CANADA

Silver with Calcite

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Silver with Calcite
 

TAC14AP9: Fine arborescent growths of Silver with very marked parallel growths, in a Calcite matrix.
The specimen comes from the Jean Béhier collection and we will send the buyer a copy of the collection label.
Batopilas, Andrés del Río District, Municipio Batopilas, Chihuahua  Mexico

Specimen size: 2.5 × 1.6 × 1.6 cm = 0.98” × 0.63” × 0.63”

Calcite fluorescent short UV

Former collection of Jean Béhier



Silver with Calcite. Front
Front
Silver with Calcite. Rear
Rear
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Silver with Calcite
Silver with Calcite. Front
Front
Silver with Calcite. Rear
Rear

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Silver with Calcite
 

TAB16AP9: Fine arborescent growths of Silver with very marked parallel growths, in a Calcite matrix.
The specimen comes from the Jean Béhier collection, whose original label we will send to the buyer.
Batopilas, Andrés del Río District, Municipio Batopilas, Chihuahua  Mexico

Specimen size: 1.9 × 1.4 × 1.2 cm = 0.75” × 0.55” × 0.47”

Former collection of Jean Béhier



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Adamite (variety Cu-bearing adamite)

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TJA66AP9: Centered and fan-shaped groups of prismatic Adamite crystals, lustrous, yellow all along the crystal except for the intense green color (copper-bearing variety) in the terminations. In limonite matrix.
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango  Mexico

Specimen size: 3.8 × 2.6 × 2 cm = 1.50” × 1.02” × 0.79”

Very fluorescent long & short UV



Adamite (variety Cu-bearing adamite).
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Azurite with Malachite
Azurite with Malachite. Front
Front
Azurite with Malachite. Rear
Rear

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DBX56AP9: Very aerial group of lenticular Azurite crystals. Brilliant and of a very lively color known as “electric blue”, and with a small matrix with growths of Malachite.
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (12/2013)

Specimen size: 3.3 × 1.9 × 1.8 cm = 1.30” × 0.75” × 0.71”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 1 cm = 0.71” × 0.39”




Olivenite

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TXX88AP9: Very sharp Olivenite crystals on matrix, flattened, some of them doubly terminated, with the faces and edges well defined, translucent, shiny and of a very deep olive-green color.
As on so many other occasions in Milpillas, the best for the species.
Milpillas Mine, level 992, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (11-12/2019)

Specimen size: 3.7 × 2.7 × 1.9 cm = 1.46” × 1.06” × 0.75”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.2 cm = 0.43” × 0.08”




Olivenite. Olivenite.
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Narsarsukite
Narsarsukite. Front
Front
Narsarsukite. Rear
Rear
Narsarsukite.

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THH16AP9: Single crystal of Narsarsukite on matrix, with very sharp crystal forms, with a pyramidal termination truncated by the pinacoid. Translucent, lustrous and very deep green in color.
Mont Saint-Hilaire, La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM, Montérégie, Québec  Canada

Specimen size: 2.8 × 1.4 × 1.8 cm = 1.10” × 0.55” × 0.71”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.3 cm = 0.24” × 0.12”




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Analcime with Aegirine, Rhodochrosite and Natrolite

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TZH86AP9: Large trapezohedral Analcime crystal, with good luster and a snow-white color, on matrix, partially covered by smaller Analcime crystals, very shiny elongated prismatic Aegirine crystals, small lenticular crystals of Rhodochrosite, and white Natrolite crystals.
This specimen, a high-quality Canadian classic, comes from the Paul Muse collection.
Mont Saint-Hilaire, La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM, Montérégie, Québec  Canada

Specimen size: 10.7 × 8.7 × 7.9 cm = 4.21” × 3.43” × 3.11”

Main crystal size: 8.8 × 8.7 cm = 3.46” × 3.43”

Former collection of Paul Muse



Analcime with Aegirine, Rhodochrosite and Natrolite. Front
Front
Analcime with Aegirine, Rhodochrosite and Natrolite. Side
Side
Analcime with Aegirine, Rhodochrosite and Natrolite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Analcime with Aegirine, Rhodochrosite and Natrolite. Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén


Tucson 2012

Keith Proctor
Tucson 2012


SPAIN

Beryl (variety emerald) with Phlogopite
Beryl (variety emerald) with Phlogopite. Front
Front
Beryl (variety emerald) with Phlogopite. Side
Side
Beryl (variety emerald) with Phlogopite. Side
Side

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TTV66AP9: Parallel growths of doubly terminated Beryl crystals (emerald variety) with good terminations, on matrix and with leafy black Phlogopite coatings.
Emerald Deposit, A Franqueira, A Cañiza, Comarca Paradanta, Pontevedra, Galicia / Galiza  Spain (1982)

Specimen size: 5.5 × 3.1 × 2.8 cm = 2.17” × 1.22” × 1.10”

Main crystal size: 2.3 × 1.1 cm = 0.91” × 0.43”




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Pyrite

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NBX90AP9: Very aerial group, on matrix, of sharp Pyrite crystals, shinier than usual for specimens from this historic locality (not to be confused with Navajún).
Valdeperillo, Cornago, Comarca Arnedo, La Rioja  Spain

Specimen size: 5.4 × 3 × 3.7 cm = 2.13” × 1.18” × 1.46”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.7 cm = 0.79” × 0.67”




Pyrite. Front
Front
Pyrite. Side
Side
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Aragonite
Aragonite. Front
Front
Aragonite. Rear
Rear

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TCL96AP9: Group of doubly terminated Aragonite crystals with very defined parallel growths, with good luster and lilac color. Unlike many other such aragonite crystal groups, this one has its crystals in sufficiently stable positions that it has not been necessary to reinforce them.
The specimen comes from the Alain Martaud collection, whose label we will send to the buyer.
Keuper outcrops, Enguídanos, Comarca Manchuela Conquense, Cuenca, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain

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

Main crystal size: 8 × 3.9 cm = 3.15” × 1.54”

Former collection of Alain Martaud



Cerussite coating Galena

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TRB66AP9: Growth of white Cerussite microcrystals that completely cover a group of cubo-octahedral crystals of Galena. A genetic curiosity, very unusual, but typical of this deposit.
Mina Rómulo, Collado La Mina, Llano del Beal, Cartagena, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Region of Murcia (Murcia)  Spain (±1992)

Specimen size: 6.1 × 4.8 × 3.6 cm = 2.40” × 1.89” × 1.42”

Main crystal size: 3.9 × 3.4 cm = 1.54” × 1.34”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



Cerussite coating Galena.
Quartz (two generations)
Quartz (two generations). Quartz (two generations).

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TZR48AP9: Group of Quartz crystals, many of them doubly terminated, that have been totally covered by a second generation of milky microcrystals of the same Quartz, leaving highly visible white growths.
The specimen comes from the collection of Miguel David Martínez Pérez (number 2666), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Los Pajaritos-Cabezo de Don Juan Ravine, Llano del Beal, Cartagena, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Region of Murcia (Murcia)  Spain

Specimen size: 10.4 × 9.2 × 4.8 cm = 4.09” × 3.62” × 1.89”

Main crystal size: 4 × 3.2 cm = 1.57” × 1.26”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez



Sphalerite with Calcite

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TVX89AP9: Group of Sphalerite crystals, translucent, with good luster and a color between yellow and green. We highlight, apart from the color, which is very rare in Las Mánforas, the excellent definition of the crystal forms.
This specimen comes from the Alain Martaud collection, whose label we will send to the buyer. A great Spanish classic!
Áliva Mine (Las Mánforas Mine), Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria  Spain

Specimen size: 5.8 × 5.2 × 3 cm = 2.28” × 2.05” × 1.18”

Main crystal size: 2.6 × 2.3 cm = 1.02” × 0.91”

Former collection of Alain Martaud



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

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TCB47AP9: Group of very sharp rhombohedral Dolomite crystals, with well defined interpenetrating twins, between translucent and transparent and with colorless areas alternating with grey.
The specimen comes from the Paul Fitte collection.
Asturreta Quarry, 'el pozo', Eugui, Esteríbar, Comarca Auñamendi, Chartered Community of Navarre (Navarre)  Spain (±1970)

Specimen size: 7.1 × 5.7 × 5.6 cm = 2.80” × 2.24” × 2.20”

Former collection of Paul Fitte



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Silver with Acanthite and Calcite

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PAX46AP9: A specimen very rich in dendritic growths of lustrous Silver, with small black Acanthite coatings and Calcite matrix.
This specimen, one of the largest and with the most Silver of any extracted from this deposit, comes from the Jordi Povill collection.
Balcoll Mine, Falset, Comarca Priorat, Tarragona, Catalonia / Catalunya  Spain (02/1999)

Specimen size: 20.5 × 17.2 × 6.6 cm = 8.07” × 6.77” × 2.60”

Main crystal size: 2.3 × 0.2 cm = 0.91” × 0.08”

Former collection of Jordi Povill



Silver with Acanthite and Calcite. Silver with Acanthite and Calcite.
Silver with Acanthite and Calcite.
Calcite with Quartz and Baryte
Calcite with Quartz and Baryte. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Calcite with Quartz and Baryte. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén

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NXF51AP9: Druse of complex Calcite crystals, between transparent and translucent, very lustrous, with coatings of Quartz microcrystals and white Baryte aggregates. Unusual crystallography for the deposit.
Moscona Mine, El Llano, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Comarca Avilés, Principality of Asturias (Asturias)  Spain

Specimen size: 15.4 × 14.3 × 8.9 cm = 6.06” × 5.63” × 3.50”

Main crystal size: 5.4 × 2.4 cm = 2.13” × 0.94”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



Baryte

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NAX89AP9: Vug of tabular Baryte crystals with good sharp terminations, lustrous, transparent and golden in color in most of the crystal, but with translucent white edges.
Excellent specimen for this historic locality, with the added advantage of not having Pyrite whose decomposition over the years could have harmed it.
Osor Mines, Osor, Comarca La Selva, Gerona / Girona, Catalonia / Catalunya  Spain (1978)

Specimen size: 14.2 × 11.3 × 6.7 cm = 5.59” × 4.45” × 2.64”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.4 cm = 0.47” × 0.16”

Minor fluorescence short UV



Baryte. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Baryte. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Baryte. Baryte.


The Kristalle team
Sainte Marie 2017

Cold Year
Tucson 2011


SPANISH FLUORITE

Fluorite with Quartz
Fluorite with Quartz.

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TBB26AP9: Fine, very aerial group of Fluorite crystals with very marked polycrystalline growths, transparent, shiny green with bluish tones, and with a small matrix with Quartz microcrystals. High quality for the locality.
The specimen comes from the collection of Miguel David Martínez Pérez (number 2400), whose label we will send to the buyer.
La Sirena cut, La Collada mining area, La Collada, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Principality of Asturias (Asturias)  Spain (2014)

Specimen size: 5.2 × 2.5 × 2.4 cm = 2.05” × 0.98” × 0.94”

Main crystal size: 1.9 × 1.6 cm = 0.75” × 0.63”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez



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Fluorite

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TML93AP9: Group of cubic crystals beveled by dodecahedron faces with polycrystalline surfaces, transparent, shiny, purple in the areas around the edges and light blue inside. A Spanish classic, without the Calcite that characterizes the deposit, but of high quality.
Josefa-Veneros vein, 75 level, Coroña de Arriba-La Collada, La Collada mining area, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Principality of Asturias (Asturias)  Spain (±1974)

Specimen size: 14.8 × 11 × 8.4 cm = 5.83” × 4.33” × 3.31”

Main crystal size: 7.3 × 6.3 cm = 2.87” × 2.48”

Minor fluorescence short UV



Fluorite. Front
Front
Fluorite. Light behind
Light behind
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Fluorite with Calcite
Fluorite with Calcite.

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NCA36AP9: Complete individual crystal of Fluorite with clearly dominant cube faces, distinctly beveled by dodecahedron faces. Transparent, with great luster, pale lilac color, in a matrix of white scalenohedral Calcite crystals.
Llamas Quarry, Obdulia vein, Caravia mining area, Las Cabañas, Duyos, Caravia, Comarca Oriente, Principality of Asturias (Asturias)  Spain (2022)

Specimen size: 3.8 × 3.2 × 3 cm = 1.50” × 1.26” × 1.18”

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

Calcite minor fluorescence long & short UV



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Fluorite with Calcite

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NBC46AP9: Fluorite crystals with the cube faces clearly dominant and distinctly beveled by rhombododecahedron forms. Transparent, shiny, pale lilac in color and on a matrix of white scalenohedral crystals of Calcite.
Llamas Quarry, Obdulia vein, Caravia mining area, Las Cabañas, Duyos, Caravia, Comarca Oriente, Principality of Asturias (Asturias)  Spain (2022)

Specimen size: 4.4 × 3.3 × 3.3 cm = 1.73” × 1.30” × 1.30”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.6 cm = 0.31” × 0.24”

Calcite minor fluorescence long & short UV



Fluorite with Calcite. Front
Front
Fluorite with Calcite. Side
Side
Fluorite with Calcite
Fluorite with Calcite. Fluorite with Calcite.

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NBM16AP9: Fluorite crystals with the cube faces clearly dominant and distinctly beveled by rhombododecahedron forms. Transparent, shiny, pale lilac in color and on a matrix of white scalenohedral crystals of Calcite.
Llamas Quarry, Obdulia vein, Caravia mining area, Las Cabañas, Duyos, Caravia, Comarca Oriente, Principality of Asturias (Asturias)  Spain (2022)

Specimen size: 4.7 × 3.5 × 2.7 cm = 1.85” × 1.38” × 1.06”

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

Calcite minor fluorescence long & short UV



Fluorite with Calcite

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NRT66AP9: Fluorite crystals, one of them clearly dominant, with the faces of the cube well developed and finely beveled by the dodecahedron. Transparent, with good luster and pale lilac color, on a matrix of white scalenohedral Calcite crystals.
Llamas Quarry, Obdulia vein, Caravia mining area, Las Cabañas, Duyos, Caravia, Comarca Oriente, Principality of Asturias (Asturias)  Spain (2022)

Specimen size: 4.8 × 3.4 × 3 cm = 1.89” × 1.34” × 1.18”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1.3 cm = 0.59” × 0.51”




Fluorite with Calcite. Fluorite with Calcite.
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Fluorite with Calcite
Fluorite with Calcite. Front
Front
Fluorite with Calcite. Side
Side

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NRB56AP9: Fluorite crystals, one of them clearly dominant, with the faces of the cube well developed, and finely beveled by the dodecahedron. Transparent, with good luster and pale lilac color, on a matrix of white scalenohedral Calcite crystals.
Llamas Quarry, Obdulia vein, Caravia mining area, Las Cabañas, Duyos, Caravia, Comarca Oriente, Principality of Asturias (Asturias)  Spain (2022)

Specimen size: 4.8 × 4.4 × 2.9 cm = 1.89” × 1.73” × 1.14”

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

Calcite minor fluorescence long & short UV



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Fluorite on Calcite

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NFX66AP9: Fluorite crystals with the cube faces clearly dominant and with distinct beveling by rhombododecahedron faces. Transparent, shiny, pale lilac in color and on a matrix of white scalenohedral Calcite crystals.
Llamas Quarry, Obdulia vein, Caravia mining area, Las Cabañas, Duyos, Caravia, Comarca Oriente, Principality of Asturias (Asturias)  Spain

Specimen size: 5.8 × 4.4 × 3.7 cm = 2.28” × 1.73” × 1.46”

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

Calcite minor fluorescence long & short UV



Fluorite on Calcite. Front
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Fluorite on Calcite. Side
Side
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Fluorite with Calcite and Quartz
Fluorite with Calcite and Quartz. Fluorite with Calcite and Quartz.
Fluorite with Calcite and Quartz.

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NBX37AP9: Fluorite crystals with the cube faces clearly dominant and with distinct beveling by rhombododecahedron faces. Transparent, shiny, pale lilac in color, on a matrix of white scalenohedral Calcite crystals and small Quartz crystals.
Llamas Quarry, Obdulia vein, Caravia mining area, Las Cabañas, Duyos, Caravia, Comarca Oriente, Principality of Asturias (Asturias)  Spain (2022)

Specimen size: 5.9 × 4.3 × 3.1 cm = 2.32” × 1.69” × 1.22”

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 1.2 cm = 0.51” × 0.47”




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Fluorite with Calcite

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NBR73AP9: Fluorite crystals with the cube faces clearly dominant and with distinct beveling by rhombododecahedron faces. Transparent, shiny, pale lilac in color, on a matrix of white scalenohedral Calcite crystals.
Llamas Quarry, Obdulia vein, Caravia mining area, Las Cabañas, Duyos, Caravia, Comarca Oriente, Principality of Asturias (Asturias)  Spain (2022)

Specimen size: 8.8 × 8 × 5 cm = 3.46” × 3.15” × 1.97”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 1.2 cm = 0.63” × 0.47”




Fluorite with Calcite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Fluorite with Calcite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Fluorite with Baryte
Fluorite with Baryte. Front
Front
Fluorite with Baryte. Light behind
Light behind
Fluorite with Baryte.

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Fluorite with Baryte
 

TBJ92AP9: Group of very sharp Fluorite crystals, translucent, with very well defined geometric growths, with an intense color between violet and blue, and on a matrix of lenticular Baryte crystals.
The specimen comes from the collection of Raúl Sanabria Orellana (no number) and was previously in that of Ignacio Gaspar Sintes (number FLU-44). We will send the labels of both collections to the buyer.
Berbes mining area, Valdelmar, Berbes, Ribadesella, Comarca Oriente, Principality of Asturias (Asturias)  Spain (±2011)

Specimen size: 10 × 5.5 × 5.5 cm = 3.94” × 2.17” × 2.17”

Main crystal size: 3.4 × 3.3 cm = 1.34” × 1.30”

Former collection of Raúl Sanabria

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar



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Fluorite

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NBC1AP9: Floater group of Fluorite crystals with cube shapes beveled by the dodecahedron, transparent, shiny, and of a uniform violet color, with geometric zoning of deeper tones. High quality and perfection.
Berbes mining area, Berbes, Ribadesella, Comarca Oriente, Principality of Asturias (Asturias)  Spain (±1982)

Specimen size: 11.7 × 10.4 × 4.4 cm = 4.61” × 4.09” × 1.73”

Main crystal size: 3.8 × 2 cm = 1.50” × 0.79”




Fluorite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Fluorite.
Fluorite.
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Fluorite with inclusions
Fluorite with inclusions. Front
Front
Fluorite with inclusions. Side
Side
Fluorite with inclusions. Rear
Rear

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NXA98AP9: Group of colorless Fluorite crystals with sharp crystal forms, with polycrystalline growths, between transparent and translucent, lustrous, and very rich in inclusions.
Colorless fluorites are very unusual at La Viesca.
La Viesca Mine, La Collada mining area, Huergo, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Principality of Asturias (Asturias)  Spain

Specimen size: 8.7 × 6.2 × 5.1 cm = 3.43” × 2.44” × 2.01”

Main crystal size: 5 × 3.7 cm = 1.97” × 1.46”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



Fluorite with Quartz

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NBR29AP9: Druse of very sharp Fluorite crystals, extraordinarily transparent, with very good luster, and light blue color. On matrix, with white coatings of Quartz.
La Viesca Mine, La Collada mining area, Huergo, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Principality of Asturias (Asturias)  Spain

Specimen size: 10.2 × 8.3 × 5.7 cm = 4.02” × 3.27” × 2.24”

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

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



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

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NXR27AP9: Very aerial group, on matrix, of large Fluorite crystals with distinct polycrystalline growths, translucent, and with an unusually intense and vivid blue color, very rare at this locality. In fact, we do not know of any others with this color.
La Viesca Mine, La Collada mining area, Huergo, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Principality of Asturias (Asturias)  Spain

Specimen size: 14.8 × 14.2 × 11.3 cm = 5.83” × 5.59” × 4.45”

Main crystal size: 8.8 × 6.8 cm = 3.46” × 2.68”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



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Fluorite with Quartz

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NXM30AP9: Druse of Fluorite crystals with very marked polycrystalline growths, transparent, with an extraordinary luster, a uniform and vivid color between blue and lilac, and with small white Quartz coatings.
La Viesca Mine, La Collada mining area, Huergo, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Principality of Asturias (Asturias)  Spain (±2010)

Specimen size: 9.7 × 9 × 7.4 cm = 3.82” × 3.54” × 2.91”

Main crystal size: 2.8 × 1.9 cm = 1.10” × 0.75”




Fluorite with Quartz. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Fluorite with Quartz.
Fluorite
Fluorite. Fluorite.

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GNX46AP9: Druse of Fluorite crystals with very sharp tetrahexahedral crystal forms, very typical of the locality, transparent, with good luster and a deep and uniform blue color.
The specimen comes from the Casado Margolles collection, whose label we will send to the buyer.
Jaimina Mine, Obdulia vein, Caravia mining area, Trechorio, Carrales, Caravia, Comarca Oriente, Principality of Asturias (Asturias)  Spain

Specimen size: 8.6 × 6.2 × 4.3 cm = 3.39” × 2.44” × 1.69”

Main crystal size: 3.3 × 2.8 cm = 1.30” × 1.10”

Former collection of Casado Margolles



Fluorite with Baryte and Quartz

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TXA69AP9: Druse of very sharp Fluorite crystals, translucent, with good luster and a very deep and uniform color, and with its faces selectively coated by tabular white Baryte crystals and microcrystals of Quartz.
The specimen comes from the collection of Miguel David Martínez Pérez (number 2651), whose label we will send to the buyer. The color is the best possible for this deposit.
Moscona Mine, El Llano, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Comarca Avilés, Principality of Asturias (Asturias)  Spain (2019)

Specimen size: 12.4 × 8.5 × 4.6 cm = 4.88” × 3.35” × 1.81”

Main crystal size: 2.1 × 1.7 cm = 0.83” × 0.67”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez



Fluorite with Baryte and Quartz. Front
Front
Fluorite with Baryte and Quartz. Side
Side
Fluorite with Baryte and Quartz.
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Fluorite with Baryte and Dolomite
Fluorite with Baryte and Dolomite. Fluorite with Baryte and Dolomite.
Fluorite with Baryte and Dolomite.

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TBR68AP9: Druse of very sharp Fluorite crystals, translucent, with good luster and a deep and uniform yellow color, covered with architectural white lamellar crystals of Baryte and white rhombohedral crystals of Dolomite.
The specimen comes from the collection of Miguel David Martínez Pérez (number 2650), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Moscona Mine, El Llano, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Comarca Avilés, Principality of Asturias (Asturias)  Spain (2019)

Specimen size: 13.6 × 7.7 × 4.8 cm = 5.35” × 3.03” × 1.89”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.8 cm = 0.79” × 0.71”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez





Local media
Tucson 2006

Marie Huizing
Tucson 2013


PORTUGAL

Fluorapatite with Arsenopyrite and Siderite

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TXA97AP9: Druse of Fluorapatite crystals, some of them doubly terminated, between transparent and translucent, with very bright luster, deep green color, and with the well-known dark inclusions known in Portuguese as "olho de boi" (bull's eye). With a group of very shiny Arsenopyrite crystals and small lenticular crystals of Siderite. Of high quality for the deposit and very perfect for its size, since the larger specimens from Panasqueira in most of the cases are damaged.
This historic specimen comes from the Paul Muse collection.
Minas da Panasqueira, Aldeia de São Francisco de Assis, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Cova da Beira, Centro  Portugal

Specimen size: 19.4 × 10.7 × 5.4 cm = 7.64” × 4.21” × 2.13”

Main crystal size: 4.2 × 3.5 cm = 1.65” × 1.38”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Paul Muse



Fluorapatite with Arsenopyrite and Siderite. Fluorapatite with Arsenopyrite and Siderite.
Fluorapatite with Arsenopyrite and Siderite. Fluorapatite with Arsenopyrite and Siderite.
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A village and a Show
Sainte Marie 2011

Two friends and a friendly chat with a friendly cat in the middle of the mountains
Sainte Marie 2017

Sainte Marie 2011

A FMF party with the unforgettable
Luiz Menezes
Sainte Marie 2010


FRANCE

Aragonite
Aragonite. Front
Front
Aragonite. Side
Side

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TEL27AP9: Very aerial growth of Aragonite, with a coraloidal habit and very white.
A rarity of French mineralogy from the Alain Martaud collection.
Sapin Vert Mine, Altenberg Peak, Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, Colmar-Ribeauvillé, Haut-Rhin, Grand Est  France (1984)

Specimen size: 4.6 × 4.1 × 3.4 cm = 1.81” × 1.61” × 1.34”

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

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Alain Martaud



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Chalcopyrite with Malachite and Quartz

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TLX96AP9: Twinned crystal of Chalcopyrite with the dominant forms of the trapezohedron, very sharp, lustrous and on a Quartz crystal with the typical La Gardette habit. Some crystals of Chalcopyrite from this locality, a minority, are yellow as they are not pseudomorphed by Malachite.
The specimen comes from the Gérard Forquet collection (number 903).
La Gardette Mine, La Gardette mining area, Villard-Notre-Dame, Le Bourg d'Oisans, Grenoble, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France

Specimen size: 4.4 × 2 × 1.8 cm = 1.73” × 0.79” × 0.71”

Main crystal size: 1.9 × 1.7 cm = 0.75” × 0.67”

Former collection of Gérard Forquet



Chalcopyrite with Malachite and Quartz. Front
Front
Chalcopyrite with Malachite and Quartz. Rear
Rear
Chalcopyrite with Malachite and Quartz.
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Quartz with Chlorite, Anatase and Rutile
Quartz with Chlorite, Anatase and Rutile. Quartz with Chlorite, Anatase and Rutile.
Quartz with Chlorite, Anatase and Rutile. Quartz with Chlorite, Anatase and Rutile.

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TXE27AP9: Group of Quartz crystals partially coated by Chlorite, elongated crystals of very lustrous Anatase, and aggregates of lustrous red acicular Rutile crystals. A curious alpine combo.
Entre-deux-Roches, La Lauzière Massif, Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France

Specimen size: 8.7 × 7.4 × 4 cm = 3.43” × 2.91” × 1.57”




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Fluorite (octahedral) with Quartz (variety smoky quartz)

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TCH92AP9: Coating of octahedral Fluorite crystals, sharp, translucent and with a uniform pink color, which cover a Quartz crystal (smoky variety), transparent, with brilliant luster and a very clear color. Beautiful association.
Mont Dolent, Glacier de l'Argentière, Mont Blanc Massif, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France

Specimen size: 7.6 × 5.7 × 3.4 cm = 2.99” × 2.24” × 1.34”

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




Fluorite (octahedral) with Quartz (variety smoky quartz). Front
Front
Fluorite (octahedral) with Quartz (variety smoky quartz). Side
Side
Fluorite (octahedral) with Quartz (variety smoky quartz). Side
Side
Fluorite (octahedral) with Quartz (variety smoky quartz).
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Siderite with Pyrite
Siderite with Pyrite. Front
Front
Siderite with Pyrite. Side
Side

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TFR88AP9: Group of sharp rhombohedral Siderite crystals, translucent, lustrous, brown with golden reflections, and with small Pyrite crystals on the surfaces of the faces.
A French classic that comes from the Grégoire de Bodinat.
Saint-Pierre-de-Mésage, Vizille, Grenoble, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France

Specimen size: 8.7 × 6.8 × 6.6 cm = 3.43” × 2.68” × 2.60”

Main crystal size: 5 × 3.1 cm = 1.97” × 1.22”

Former collection of Grégoire de Bodinat



Quartz (doubly terminated variety smoky quartz) with Quartz

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TXL92AP9: Parallel growth of two Quartz crystals, one of them left-handed and clearly dominant, doubly terminated, with one of the terminations polycrystalline, transparent, lustrous, with inclusions and deep and uniform smoky tones. Complete doubly terminated quartzes like this one are very rare in this alpine area.
Pointe des Périades, Mont Blanc Massif, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (2003-2008)

Specimen size: 7.7 × 5.7 × 5.6 cm = 3.03” × 2.24” × 2.20”




Quartz (doubly terminated variety smoky quartz) with Quartz. Front
Front
Quartz (doubly terminated variety smoky quartz) with Quartz. Side
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Quartz (doubly terminated variety smoky quartz) with Quartz. Bottom
Bottom
Quartz (doubly terminated variety smoky quartz) with Quartz. Rear
Rear
Quartz (doubly terminated variety smoky quartz) with Quartz
Quartz (doubly terminated variety smoky quartz) with Quartz. Front
Front
Quartz (doubly terminated variety smoky quartz) with Quartz. Bottom
Bottom
Quartz (doubly terminated variety smoky quartz) with Quartz. Rear
Rear

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TJB51AP9: Doubly terminated Quartz crystal with two different terminations, one of them clearly polycrystalline, transparent, lustrous, with inclusions and deep and uniform smoky tones. Complete doubly terminated quartzes like this one are very rare in this alpine area.
Pointe des Périades, Mont Blanc Massif, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (2003-2008)

Specimen size: 9.2 × 4.9 × 4.8 cm = 3.62” × 1.93” × 1.89”




Quartz (variety smoky and gwindel) with Chlorite

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TXA56AP9: Very aerial growth of Quartz crystals (smoky variety) with parallel growths and very distinct gwindel, transparent, with good luster and pale smoky tones, and with Chlorite inclusions.
A monumental piece of one of the alpine vein classics: the gwindel variety of Quartz
Glacier de l'Argentière, Mont Blanc Massif, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France

Specimen size: 11.3 × 10.6 × 7.5 cm = 4.45” × 4.17” × 2.95”

Main crystal size: 8.4 × 8.2 cm = 3.31” × 3.23”




Quartz (variety smoky and gwindel) with Chlorite. Front
Front
Quartz (variety smoky and gwindel) with Chlorite. Rear
Rear
Quartz (variety smoky and gwindel) with Chlorite. Top
Top
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Baryte
Baryte.

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TLM96AP9: Fine miniature with a very aerial group, in a scepter, of very sharp Baryte crystals with sharp crystal forms. Transparent, with good luster and an intense and uniform color.
This classic French specimen comes from the discoveries made by Lisarde between 1974 and 1990, and it was in the Alain Martaud collection, whose label we will send to the buyer.
Croiseur vein, Liauzun Ravine, Olloix, Saint-Amant-Tallende, Clermont-Ferrand District, Puy-de-Dôme Department, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (1974-1990)

Specimen size: 3.6 × 2.1 × 2.4 cm = 1.42” × 0.83” × 0.94”

Main crystal size: 3 × 2 cm = 1.18” × 0.79”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV

Former collection of Alain Martaud



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Baryte

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TJH90AP9: Baryte crystal with very sharp crystal forms, transparent, with glossy luster and an intense and uniform color with golden tones.
This classic French specimen comes from the discoveries made by Lisarde between 1974 and 1990. It was in the Alain Martaud collection, whose label we will send to the buyer
Croiseur vein, Liauzun Ravine, Olloix, Saint-Amant-Tallende, Clermont-Ferrand District, Puy-de-Dôme Department, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (1974-1990)

Specimen size: 9.8 × 6.7 × 4.2 cm = 3.86” × 2.64” × 1.65”

Zoned fluorescence long & short UV

Former collection of Alain Martaud



Baryte.
Baryte
Baryte. Baryte.

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TPQ86AP9: Group of Baryte crystals with very sharp crystal forms. Transparent, with good luster and an intense and uniform color with golden tones.
This specimen, a French classic of great quality and large size, comes from the finds made by Lisarde between 1974 and 1990, and was in the collection of Alain Martaud, whose label we will send to the buyer.
Croiseur vein, Liauzun Ravine, Olloix, Saint-Amant-Tallende, Clermont-Ferrand District, Puy-de-Dôme Department, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (1974-1990)

Specimen size: 16.4 × 11.4 × 14.4 cm = 6.46” × 4.49” × 5.67”

Main crystal size: 6.4 × 5.8 cm = 2.52” × 2.28”

Zoned fluorescence long & short UV

Former collection of Alain Martaud



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Fluorite with Pyrite

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TGH37AP9: Group of Fluorite crystals with staggered polycrystalline growths, translucent, with good luster and an intense green color, with coatings of tiny Pyrite crystals that tend to grow along the junctures between the fluorite crystals.
High quality for the locality.
Fontsante Mine, Figuier vein, Tanneron Massif, Var, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur  France

Specimen size: 9.8 × 7.2 × 3.2 cm = 3.86” × 2.83” × 1.26”

Main crystal size: 4.7 × 2.6 cm = 1.85” × 1.02”

Fluorescent long & short UV



Fluorite with Pyrite. Front
Front
Fluorite with Pyrite. Side
Side
Fluorite with Pyrite.
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Aragonite with Calcite
Aragonite with Calcite. Aragonite with Calcite.

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TXY67AP9: White globular growths of Aragonite, on a limonite matrix, associated with acicular crystals of transparent, colorless and very lustrous Calcite.
This classic French specimen comes from the collection of Alain Martaud, whose label we will send the buyer.
Gergovie, La-Roche-Blanche, Veyre-Monton, Puy-de-Dôme Department, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (±1985)

Specimen size: 11.4 × 11.2 × 7.9 cm = 4.49” × 4.41” × 3.11”

Main crystal size: 2 × 0.1 cm = 0.79” × 0.04”

Minor fluorescence short UV

Former collection of Alain Martaud



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Pyrite

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TXM47AP9: Nodular growth of Pyrite with an interior rich in sharp and aerial crystals of the same Pyrite that are very visible due to the partial dissolution of the sedimentary material that hosted the Pyrite nodule.
Very different from the usual.
Saint-Denis-d'Orques, La Flèche, Sarthe Department, Pays de la Loire  France

Specimen size: 12 × 8.4 × 4.8 cm = 4.72” × 3.31” × 1.89”

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




Pyrite. Front
Front
Pyrite. Detail
Detail
Pyrite. Rear
Rear
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Baryte on Sphalerite
Baryte on Sphalerite. Front
Front
Baryte on Sphalerite. Side
Side
Baryte on Sphalerite.

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TXC47AP9: Oval shaped aggregate formed by tabular Baryte crystals, lustrous and snow-white. On matrix and with transparent, lustrous and very sharp Sphalerite crystals. The specimen comes from the Alain Martaud collection, whose label we will send to the buyer.
It is relatively unusual since the 'pom-pom' barytes from this locality do not usually appear associated with Sphalerite.
Les Cèdres Mine, Les Malines mining district, Saint-Laurent-le-Minier, Le Vigan, Gard Department, Occitanie  France

Specimen size: 11.8 × 6.6 × 5 cm = 4.65” × 2.60” × 1.97”

Main crystal size: 6 × 3.4 cm = 2.36” × 1.34”

Former collection of Alain Martaud



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Pyromorphite

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TXX69AP9: Centered aggregates and fan-shaped growths, on matrix, of acicular crystals of Pyromorphite with an intense and uniform color. A European classic that can only be seen as specimens from old finds.
This one comes from the Yvan Delqué collection.
Saint-Salvy Mine, Saint-Salvy-de-la-Balme, Tarn, Occitanie  France

Specimen size: 12.8 × 8.6 × 5.4 cm = 5.04” × 3.39” × 2.13”

Former collection of Yvan Delqué



Pyromorphite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Pyromorphite.
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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
Fluorite with Quartz.

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TLM86AP9: Druse of very sharp Fluorite crystals with a very well defined cubic habit. Between transparent and translucent, with very bright luster and an extraordinarily intense and vivid yellow color, on matrix associated with small Quartz crystals.
The specimen comes from the Alain Martaud collection, whose label we will send to the buyer. It is from Les Escauffages, a very specific spot in the well-known Valzergues locality, which is famous for the quality of the specimens found there.
Les Escauffages, Valzergues Mines, Valzergues, Villefranche-de-Rouergue, Aveyron, Occitanie  France (±1983)

Specimen size: 19.6 × 10.6 × 5.7 cm = 7.72” × 4.17” × 2.24”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.2 cm = 0.79” × 0.47”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Former collection of Alain Martaud



Fluorite with Baryte

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TDM26AP9: Druse of Fluorite crystals between transparent and translucent and bordered by fine lamellar pink crystals of Baryte.
This very unusual specimen, of great quality for the locality, comes from the Alain Martaud collection, whose label we will send to the buyer.
Chaillac Mine, Chaillac, Le Blanc, Indre, Centre-Val de Loire  France (±1990)

Specimen size: 20.8 × 15.2 × 13.7 cm = 8.19” × 5.98” × 5.39”

Main crystal size: 3 × 2.4 cm = 1.18” × 0.94”

Former collection of Alain Martaud



Fluorite with Baryte. Front
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Fluorite with Baryte. Side
Side
Fluorite with Baryte.


Symbols of a past mining splendor
Sainte Marie 2011


EUROPE (excl. Spain, Portugal and France)

Löllingite with Siderite
Löllingite with Siderite. Löllingite with Siderite.

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Löllingite with Siderite
 

TPL86AP9: Aggregates of lenticular deformed Löllingite crystals, lustrous, and on a massive Siderite matrix.
The specimen, a rarity practically impossible to find, comes from the type locality for the species and is accompanied by two old labels that we will send to the buyer.
Wolf Mine, Urban District Lölling, Hüttenberg, Sankt Veit an der Glan, Carinthia/Kärnten  Austria

Specimen size: 5.4 × 3.7 × 3.2 cm = 2.13” × 1.46” × 1.26”

Type locality



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Descloizite

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Descloizite
 

TRH68AP9: Coatings of Descloizite microcrystals on matrix, with an extraordinary luster and a color between red and deep garnet-red.
The specimen, of high quality due to its extraordinary color, comes from the Moutet collection, from Marseille. We will send the buyer, together with the specimen, a label from the prestigious Deyrolle house in Paris where Moutet bought it many years ago.
Hochobir mining district, Hochobir Mountain, Eisenkappel-Vellach, Völkermarkt District, Carinthia/Kärnten  Austria

Specimen size: 10.1 × 7.7 × 3.9 cm = 3.98” × 3.03” × 1.54”

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

Former collection of Moutet (Marseille)



Descloizite. Descloizite.
Vesuvianite (doubly terminated)
Vesuvianite (doubly terminated).

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TDA26AP9: Parallel growth of two crystals with good terminations, translucent, very lustrous and deep green. An alpine classic.
Bellecombe, Châtillon, Aosta Valley (Val d'Aosta)  Italy

Specimen size: 2.4 × 2.3 × 1.4 cm = 0.94” × 0.91” × 0.55”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1.2 cm = 0.59” × 0.47”




Meionite with Vesuvianite

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Meionite with Vesuvianite
 

TFH16AP9: Prismatic microcrystals of Vesuvianite, on matrix, with good luster and a deep green color, partially covered by white Meionite crystals.
The specimen is from the type locality for both species and we will send the buyer the label that is attached to a wooden base that carries a wire support to display the piece, typical of very old collections.
Monte Somma, Somma-Vesuvius Complex, Metropolitan City of Naples, Campania  Italy

Specimen size: 4.4 × 2.6 × 2.4 cm = 1.73” × 1.02” × 0.94”

Main crystal size: 0.3 × 0.1 cm = 0.12” × 0.04”

Minor fluorescence short UV

Type locality



Meionite with Vesuvianite. Meionite with Vesuvianite.
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Haüyne with Phlogopite and Muscovite
Haüyne with Phlogopite and Muscovite. Front
Front
Haüyne with Phlogopite and Muscovite. Rear
Rear
Haüyne with Phlogopite and Muscovite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén

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Haüyne with Phlogopite and Muscovite
 

TBR27AP9: Crystalline aggregate with translucent blue Haüyne crystal surfaces, on matrix, with lamellar aggregates of Phlogopite and Muscovite.
The specimen, an old rarity from the type locality for the species, comes from the collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon. It has been analyzed and we will send the buyer a copy of the analysis.
Monte Somma, Somma-Vesuvius Complex, Metropolitan City of Naples, Campania  Italy

Specimen size: 4.5 × 4.3 × 2.7 cm = 1.77” × 1.69” × 1.06”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon

Type locality

With analysis copy



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Pyrite with Hematite

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Pyrite with Hematite
 

TLH96AP9: Complete floater crystal of Pyrite with the dominant crystal forms of the positive pyritohedron, identified by the direction of the fine striations on its faces, and truncated by small octahedral faces. The crystal exhibits a deep striation in its lower part left by lamellar crystals of Hematite, some of which are still present on the specimen and comes from the Moutet collection, from Marseille.
We will send the buyer, together with the specimen, a label from the prestigious Deyrolle house in Paris where Moutet bought it many years ago.
Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany  Italy

Specimen size: 6 × 5.3 × 4.2 cm = 2.36” × 2.09” × 1.65”

Former collection of Moutet (Marseille)



Pyrite with Hematite. Front
Front
Pyrite with Hematite. Side
Side
Pyrite with Hematite. Rear
Rear
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Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.

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Pyromorphite
 

TTA98AP9: Pyromorphite crystals with a short prismatic habit, many of them doubly terminated, translucent, very light brown in color and on matrix.
A good German classic that is accompanied by an old label from the famous crystallographer Carl Hinze, which we will send to the buyer.
Bad Ems, Bad Ems District, Lahn Valley, Rhineland-Palatinate/Rheinland-Pfalz  Germany

Specimen size: 6.2 × 4.1 × 2.4 cm = 2.44” × 1.61” × 0.94”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.5 cm = 0.28” × 0.20”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Carl Hintze



Sphalerite with Galena

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Sphalerite with Galena
 

TFA47AP9: Spherulitic aggregates of Sphalerite, on matrix, very lustrous, and with iridescence and with small Galena crystals.
A morphological curiosity that comes from the collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon and that we have analyzed, so we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Harz, Saxony-Anhalt/Sachsen-Anhalt  Germany

Specimen size: 8.6 × 5.4 × 3.7 cm = 3.39” × 2.13” × 1.46”

Former collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon

With analysis copy



Sphalerite with Galena. Sphalerite with Galena.
Sphalerite with Galena.
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Galena with Sphalerite and Calcite
Galena with Sphalerite and Calcite. Galena with Sphalerite and Calcite.

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EJK67AP9: Group of cubo-octahedral crystals of Galena with curious dissolution forms on the edges. Brilliant and on a matrix covered by small Sphalerite crystals and with Calcite.
Herja Mine, Chiuzbaia, Baia Sprie, Maramures  Romania

Specimen size: 6.2 × 5 × 5.4 cm = 2.44” × 1.97” × 2.13”

Main crystal size: 3.3 × 3.1 cm = 1.30” × 1.22”




Galena with Quartz

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BLM49AP9: Group of good sized cubo-octahedral Galena crystals, with very well defined forms, on a quartz matrix.
The specimen comes from an important European collection.
Herja Mine, Chiuzbaia, Baia Sprie, Maramures  Romania

Specimen size: 13.8 × 11.1 × 6.3 cm = 5.43” × 4.37” × 2.48”

Main crystal size: 4.7 × 4.5 cm = 1.85” × 1.77”




Galena with Quartz. Galena with Quartz.
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Dufrenoysite with Sphalerite and Pyrite
Dufrenoysite with Sphalerite and Pyrite. Dufrenoysite with Sphalerite and Pyrite.
Dufrenoysite with Sphalerite and Pyrite.

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Dufrenoysite with Sphalerite and Pyrite
 

TMB47AP9: Elongated crystals of Dufrenoysite with a prismatic habit, with well defined forms, very good luster, and on matrix with translucent and lustrous crystals of Sphalerite and small crystals of Pyrite.
The specimen is from the type locality, comes from the collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon and has been analyzed. We will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Lengenbach Quarry, Fäld, Binn Valley (Binntal), Wallis (Valais)  Switzerland

Specimen size: 4.1 × 4 × 2.8 cm = 1.61” × 1.57” × 1.10”

Type locality

Former collection of Robert-Auguste Touchon



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Quartz (variety smoky and gwindel)

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Quartz (variety smoky and gwindel)
 

CXH67AP9: Very aerial growth of Quartz crystals (smoky variety) with parallel growths and very marked gwindel, transparent, with good luster and soft smoky tones.
The specimen comes from Carles Curto's collection of duplicates (number 1982.12) whose label and computer file we will send to the buyer.
Val Giuv, Tujetsch (Tavetsch), Vorderrhein Valley, Grischun (Grisons; Graubünden)  Switzerland (±1982)

Specimen size: 3.7 × 3.4 × 1.3 cm = 1.46” × 1.34” × 0.51”

Main crystal size: 3.2 × 1.5 cm = 1.26” × 0.59”

Former collection of Carles Curto (duplicates)



Quartz (variety smoky and gwindel). Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Quartz (variety smoky and gwindel). Front
Front
Quartz (variety smoky and gwindel). Top
Top
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Calcite
Calcite. Calcite.

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Calcite
 

TRR68AP9: Group of Calcite crystals with the dominant crystal form of a very sharp scalenohedron. Transparent, very lustrous and pale pink.
The specimen is accompanied by a large collection of labels which we will send to the buyer, attesting to its antiquity.
Stank Mine, Barrow-in-Furness, former Cumberland, Cumbria  England / United Kingdom

Specimen size: 6.8 × 4.4 × 3.4 cm = 2.68” × 1.73” × 1.34”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 0.8 cm = 0.87” × 0.31”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



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Quartz with Hematite (variety kidney ore)

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

TBF70AP9: Two generations of Hematite, the first being the reddish botryoidal matrix (kidney ore), covered by a second generation of very sharp, lustrous black, lamellar crystals, partially covered by Quartz crystals that display minimal prism development.
An excellent English classic from the André Labeye collection.
Florence Mine, Egremont, West Cumberland Iron Field, former Cumberland, Cumbria  England / United Kingdom

Specimen size: 14.3 × 9.8 × 5.7 cm = 5.63” × 3.86” × 2.24”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 1.3 cm = 0.55” × 0.51”

Former collection of André Labeye



Quartz with Hematite (variety kidney ore). Quartz with Hematite (variety kidney ore).
Galena with Fluorite
Galena with Fluorite. Galena with Fluorite.
Galena with Fluorite.

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

BLY47AP9: Group of cubo-octahedral Galena crystals, with very sharp crystal forms, lustrous, in matrix, with transparent Fluorite crystals, with very good luster and a pale violet color.
This specimen comes from an important European collection.
Frazer's Hush Mine, Rookhope District, Weardale, North Pennines Orefield, County Durham  England / United Kingdom

Specimen size: 12.6 × 11.3 × 5.2 cm = 4.96” × 4.45” × 2.05”

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

Fluorite extremely fluorescent long & short UV



Fluorite with Calcite

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TVM14AP9: Group of very sharp Fluorite crystals, translucent, with a deep violet color with mauve tones, rich in inclusions and partially covered by complex snow-white Calcite crystals. A high quality English classic which comes from the collection of Alain Martaud, whose label we will send the buyer.
Cambokeels Mine, Westgate, Weardale, North Pennines Orefield, County Durham  England / United Kingdom

Specimen size: 17 × 11.9 × 8.9 cm = 6.69” × 4.69” × 3.50”

Main crystal size: 3.5 × 3 cm = 1.38” × 1.18”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Alain Martaud



Fluorite with Calcite. Front
Front
Fluorite with Calcite. Side
Side
Fluorite with Calcite. Fluorite with Calcite.
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