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RM2941   Elbaite and clevelandite

Lavra da Pederneira, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Prismatic crystal of elbaite, with an intense green color, which shows a lighter green color on the upper flat face of the pinacoid when light passes through it. It is accompanied by clevelandite crystals. It comes from the Trigo collection.


Size: 2.3 x 2.2 x 1.9 cm.
Main crystal: 2 x 1.5 cm.

Col. Trigo (Mataró, Catalunya)
Price: 45 €Reserved
 

RM2940   Elbaite

Cruzeiro mine, São José da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Elbaite specimen of very good size and thickness, showing us the prisms with vertical striations and well-defined terminal faces. Highlights the brightness and a more intense green color at the top and lighter at the base. A gem from Minas Gerais. It belongs from the Trigo collection.


Size: 4.9 x 2.3 x 2.2 cm.
Found in ±1985.

Col. Trigo (Mataró, Catalunya)
Price: 140 €Buy
 

RM2929   Magnetite

Huayriquiña mine, Cerro Huañaquino, Potosí, Bolivia

Specimens of magnetite from Cerro Huañaquino were well known decades ago, but today it is not easy to find them, and even less with the quality of this specimen that we propose. It is a druse of very bright octahedral crystals with an intense black colour that are disposed on the rocky matrix.


Size: 8.9 x 5 x 3.5 cm.
Main crystal: 7 mm.

Price: 65 €Buy
 

RM2928   Magnetite

Huayriquiña mine, Cerro Huañaquino, Potosí, Bolivia

Specimens of magnetite from Cerro Huañaquino were well known decades ago, but today it is not easy to find them, and even less with the quality of this specimen that we propose. It is a druse of very bright octahedral crystals with an intense black colour that are disposed on the rocky matrix.

 


Size: 7.8 x 6.8 x 2.8 cm.
Main crystal: 1.5 cm.

Price: 80 €Buy
 

RM2927   Agate, variety of Chalcedony

Las Plumas, Mártires, Chubut, Argentina

Very curious specimen of agate from this classic Argentine locality that shows us the characteristic botryoidal shapes that have been slightly polished to show us the beauty of this semiprecious stone. This specimen belongs from the Trigo collection (Mataró) and was acquired at the Mineralexpo Barcelona-Sants mineral show, in Barcelona, decades ago.


Size: 5.2 x 4.8 x 2.3 cm.
Found in ±2007.

Col. Trigo (Mataró, Catalunya)


Price: 45 €Buy
 

RM2883   Almandine

Serrote Redondo, Pedra Lavrada, Paraíba, Brazil

Some almandine garnet crystals exposed in the center of a quartz nodule from an unusual alluvial deposit. The garnet crystals are nicely exposed showing almost half the largest crystal.


Size: 4.7 x 4 x 2.9 cm.
Main crystal: 2.8 cm.
Found in ±1985.

Col. Manchion (Barcelona).


 

RM2867   Siderite with pyrrhotite and dolomite

Mina Morro Velho, Nova Lima, Minas Gerais, Brazil

A classic specimen from this Brazilian locality. Various flattened, almost lenticular, siderite crystals with a yellowish green color, on which a group of dolomite crystals stands out. In dolomite we see numerous pseudohexagonal pyrrhotite crystals, some included in the dolomite. We did not observe the presence of cubanite.


Size: 5.5 x 3.8 x 2.4 cm.
Found in ±1985.

Col. Manchion (Barcelona).


Price: 40 €Buy
 

RM2866   Sphalerite, Chalcopyrite, Pyrite and quartz

Huaron mines, Huayllay, Pasco, Perú

Numerous well-defined and interpenetrated sphalerite crystals are arranged on a matrix with quartz crystals, accompanied by pyrite crystals. In the upper part, a group of chalcopyrite crystals with some indentation, which allows us to see the color and brilliance.


Size: 6 x 4.4 x 4.3 cm.
Main crystal: 1.6 cm.
Found in ±1984.

Col. Manchion (Barcelona).


Price: 35 €Buy
 

RM2864   Tourmaline, var. Rubellite with lepidolite and quartz

Conselheiro Pena, Minas Gerais, Brazil

This old piece stands out for the size of the crystals and their color. The largest crystal presents the classic fractures, perpendicular to the main axis. The minor, with the terminal face. They are pieces that came out many years ago, around the 70s. This specimen also stands out for the label of Joan Montplet, a well-known mineral seller from Sant Celoni (Catalonia).


Size: 6.4 x 5.4 x 4.7 cm.
Main crystal: 4 x 1 cm.
Found in ±1970.

Col. Joan Astor (Barcelona). Adq. Joan Montplet (Sant Celoni).


 

RM2862   Chalcopyrite, Sphalerite and Quartz

Casapalca Mine, Casapalca, Huarochiri, Lima, Perú

Group of chalcopyrite crystals, bright, interpenetrated, with well defined edges. On the faces of the crystals we can see small aggregates of crystals, probably tetrahedrite. They are accompanied by sphalerite crystals on matrix. An old piece, from the time of those that are preserved in the Freiberg Mining School Museum.


Size: 6 x 4.8 x 2.2 xm.
Main crystal: 1.7 cm.
Found in ±1985.

Col. Manchion (Barcelona).


 

RM2838   Bournonite, pyrite, sphalerite and quartz

Quiruvilca Mine, Quiruvilca, Santiago de Chuco, La Libertad, Perú

Group of cyclically twinned bournonite crystals, with a metallic gray color, interpenetrating each other. They are disposed on a matrix of very brilliant octahedral pyrite, partially covered by complex sphalerite crystals.


Size: 6 x 4.5 x 3.8 cm.

 

RM2841   Pyrite, sphalerite and crandallite

Quiruvilca Mine, Quiruvilca, Santiago de Chuco, La Libertad, Perú

Group of octahedral pyrite crystals, very brilliant and well defined, which are accompanied by complex crystals of sphalerite. On them we observed numerous white globular crandallite aggregates (analyzed by XRD). This combination of minerals is unusual in the deposit, with this phosphate being the first citation.


Size: 5.5 x 5.3 x 2.7 cm.

Price: 55 €Buy
 

RM2839   Pyrite, sphalerite and crandallite

Quiruvilca Mine, Quiruvilca, Santiago de Chuco, La Libertad, Perú

Group of octahedral pyrite crystals, very brilliant and well defined, which are accompanied by complex crystals of sphalerite. On them we observed numerous white globular crandallite aggregates (analyzed by XRD). This combination of minerals is unusual in the deposit, with this phosphate being the first citation.


Size: 8.4 x 6.9 x 5 cm.
Main crystal: 18 mm. py

 

RM2840   Pyrite

Quiruvilca Mine, Quiruvilca, Santiago de Chuco, La Libertad, Perú

Druse of pyrite crystals with faces of the cube and rhobododecahedron, with diploid forms, striated faces, complex crystallography, which adds interest to the specimen. The luster is exceptional, not easy to take photos. The crystals are interpenetrated. A classic from the mine from which the bases for the FIFA football award "Ballon d'Or" are obtained...


Size: 9.2 x 6.8 x 4.6 cm.

 

RM2832   Andradite-Grossular

Distrito de Pampa Blanca, Castrovirreyna, Huancavelica, Perú

Good size and rich aggregate of andradite-grosularia crystals with an intense brown color on the surface, but with color zoning, clearer inside. The exterior of the sample shows a dark reddish-brown tone with very well defined trapezohedral crystals, but inside the crystals have a very aesthetic golden tone. Multi-layered bands ranging from reddish brown to green to gold are shown in the fracture zones of the piece. For this reason we prefer to label it as the andradite-grossular series.


Size: 11 x 9.5 x 4.5 cm.
Main crystal: 15 mm.
Found in 2020.

 

RM2829   Rhodochrosite

Capillitas mines, Capillitas, Andalgalá, Catamarca, Argentina

Very good sized specimen of rhodochrosite from this classic Argentine locality. In the polished part we can enjoy the characteristic bands, with good color. And the "natural" part tells us that it belongs from a vein. It has a handwritten label attached on the sample and due to its appearance it was a very old piece.


Size: 9.5 x 6 c 4.5 cm
Found in ±1950.

Classic locality


 

RM2828   Orpiment

Quiruvilca Mine, Quiruvilca, Santiago de Chuco, La Libertad, Perú

Very aesthetic specimen that shows two generations of orpiment. One with an intense orange color, formed by numerous brilliant crystals. A second generation formed by crystals that cover the arsenopyrite-pyrite matrix, with a darker tone. A different sample from this classic Peruvian mine.


Size: 8 x 6.3 x 3.8 cm.

 

RM2825   Columbite-(Fe), columbite-tantalite series

São José da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Floater crystal of columbite-(Fe), with a huge size for the species. We can observe numerous facets, some with striations, with brilliance. The specimen indicates "repaired" since a part (see photo) has been repositioned in its place, without affecting the quality. It is accompanied by minor lepidolite. Columbite specimens of this size are not common. We have analyzed the specimen and, in the attached diagram, we can see the results which indicate sample is in the columbite-(Fe) domain. Minor traces of Ti are present. We will send this results to the buyer. An exceptional piece.


Size: 8.6 x 6.2 x 3.5 cm.
Found in ±1970.

Col. F. Schweiger (Wien).
Analyzed specimen with report


Price: 650 €Buy
 

RM2814   Chalcocite with tennantite and calcite

Mantos Cobrizos mine, Paipote, Copiapó, Atacama, Chile

Very rich group of sharp chalcocite crystals, some isolated and other interpenetrated, tabular and with very clear twinned pseudohexagonal forms. Intense metallic luster, gray color. They stand out on a matrix of bright calcite and small tennantite crystals. The specimens of this locality are very rare. Novelty in Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2017. The Mantos Cobrizos mine is a type of "mantle" deposit. This is a small Cu deposit, located in the mining district of Los Cóndores, close to Paipote, Copiapó. So far the production has been made a small scale.


Size: 7.2 x 6.6 x 3.7 cm.



Price: 85 €Buy
 

RM2812   Topaz and lepidolite

Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Esthetic specimen formed by groups of lepidolite mica, bright and defined, on which we observe see a brilliant topaz crystal, slightly bluish and faceted, with excellent transparency. Uncommon on matrix. With old handwritten label.


Size: 5 x 4.5 x 3 cm.
Main crystal: 10 mm. top.
Found in ±1990.

Col. H.G. Hopper.


Price: 60 €Buy
 

RM2778   Quartz and lenticular siderite

Mina Morro Velho, Nova Lima, Minas Gerais, Brazil

A very aesthetic specimen from this classic Brazilian mine. Numerous aggregates of quartz crystals, with a very elongated prism, almost acicular, with well-defined terminal faces and exceptional luster and transparence. They form divergent aggregates on a siderite matrix, visible on the back, as lenticular crystals formed by flattened rhombohedra. Very aesthetic and huge size sample for this mine.


Size: 8.4 x 7.3 x 6.5 cm.

 

RM2807   Hyaline quartz

Cabiche mine, Cabiche, Quípama, Boyacá, Colombia

This quartz specimen shows an aesthetic group with an excellent transparence and are very well defined faces and edges. It is not common to find with this configuration and less from this Colombian mine.


Size: 4.7 x 4.2 x 2 cm.
Main crystal: 5.3 cm.
Found in 2018.

 

RM2806   Hyaline quartz

Cabiche mine, Cabiche, Quípama, Boyacá, Colombia

This group of hyaline quartz crystals belongs from the Cabiche mine, very sharp, with exceptional transparency and luster. They show parallel and at the same time crossed growths. Quartz specimens from this Colombian mine, located in the Boyacá emerald mining area, have been well known since the end of the last century.


Size: 6.6 x 4.7 x 3.1 cm.
Main crystal: 6 cm.
Found in 2018.

Price: 95 €Buy
 

RM2805   Quartz with Halloysite inclusions, "mango quartz"

Cabiche mine, Cabiche, Quípama, Boyacá, Colombia

Quartz specimens from this Colombian mine, located in the Boyacá emerald mining area, have been well known since the end of the last century. By 2017, new galleries were opened those located different geodes. These crystals, called "mango quartz" or "crown quartz" were found in them, with inclusions that, after being recently analyzed, were determined as halloysite. The inclusions show filamentous structures and the tips of the crystals turn to orange tones. On our website we have already sold some samples with these inclusions on sale, without the orange coloration. Really aesthetic and on a matrix with goethitized dolomite-siderite.


Size: 5 x 4 x 2.6 cm.
Main crystal: 4.2 cm.
Found in 2018.

 

RM2803   Quartz with Halloysite inclusions, "mango quartz"

Cabiche mine, Cabiche, Quípama, Boyacá, Colombia

Quartz specimens from this Colombian mine, located in the Boyacá emerald mining area, have been well known since the end of the last century. By 2017, new galleries were opened those located different geodes. These crystals, called "mango quartz" or "crown quartz" were found in them, with inclusions that, after being recently analyzed, were determined as halloysite. The inclusions show filamentous structures and the tips of the crystals turn to orange tones. On our website we have already sold some samples with these inclusions on sale, without the orange coloration. Really aesthetic and on a matrix with goethitized dolomite-siderite.


Size: 7.7 x 5.5 x 4.7 cm.
Main crystal: 3.8 cm.
Found in 2018.

Price: 95 €Buy
 
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