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RM2913   Pyrrhotite and magnetite

Burguillos del Cerro, Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain

Although it is a massive specimen, we can see the pyrrhotite with bronze luster with inclusions of black magnetite. It is not a very common species for the locality. It belongs from the Astor collection. For Spanish locality collectors.


Size: 5 x 4.2 x 3 cm.
Found in ±1985.

Col. Joan Astor (Barcelona).
Classic locality


Price: 35 €Buy
 

RM2912   Aragonite

Minglanilla, Cuenca, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

Very good sized specimen of cyclically twinned aragonite. It belongs from the Manchion collection, with the classic label.


Size: 6 x 5.2 x 5.2 cm.
Found in ±1991.

Col. Manchion (Barcelona).


Price: 35 €Buy
 

RM2911   Goethite pseudomorphic of Pyrite

Llanos de Arenalejos, Carratraca, Málaga, Andalucía, Spain

A specimen from this classic locality in Malaga where groups of pyrite crystals have been totally replaced by goethite (limonite). A Spanish reference.


Size: 8.8 x 5 x 2.8 cm.
Main crystal: 2.3 cm.
Found in ±1991.

Col. A. Arguijo (L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona).
Classic locality
Price: 38 €Buy
 

RM2910   Banded Opal

San Luis Potosí, México

Specimen of Mexican banded opal. An old piece from the Manchion collection acquired in 1991.


Size: 5.9 x 4 x 2.3 cm.
Found in ±1991.

Col. Manchion (Barcelona).


Price: 40 €Buy
 

RM2909   Hemimorphite

Santa Eulalia, Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua, México

Rich group of lanceolated hemimorphite crystals, thick, very brilliant and transparent. With calcite and on a goethite matrix. A classic of this Mexican mine.


Size: 7.9 x 5.5 x 4.4 cm.
Main crystal: 9.2 mm.
Found in ±1988.

Col. Manchion (Barcelona).
Classic locality


Price: 40 €Buy
 

RM2902   Aragonite and goethite

Hilarion Mine, Kamariza Mines, Agios Konstantinos, Lavrion, Attikí, Greece

Divergent aggregate of aragonite crystals, very aesthetic, brilliant and transparent to translucent. They are disposed on a matrix with goethite. Aragonite specimens from Lavrion are prized by collectors for their aesthetics.


Size: 7 x 5.2 x 3.9 cm.
Main crystal: 8.5 mm.
Found in ±1990.

Classic locality
Price: 40 €Buy
 

RM2895   Skutterudite, safflorite and quartz

Bou Azzer, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate, Souss-Massa-Draâ, Morocco

A very good sized specimen of skutterudite, with well defined and very brilliant crystals. They are accompanied by aesthetic aggregates of lanceolated saffflorite crystals and quartz. A display fine specimen.


Size: 7.2 x 7 x 5 cm.
Main crystal: 1.2 cm.
Found in ±2019.

Price: 135 €Buy
 

RM2892   Fibrous malachite and chrysocolla

Bleida mines, Tinzouline Caïdat, Zagora cercle, Drâa-Tafilalet, Morocco

Aesthetic specimen of good size upholstered by a layer of botryoidal aggregates of chrysocolla, with a pale blue to light blue. On the chrysocolla there are numerous aggregates of acicular malachite crystals, transparent, brilliant, velvety and that stand out on the matrix.


Size: 15 x 9 x 6 cm.
Found in ±2019.

Price: 95 €Buy
 

RM2891   Chrysocolla after tyrolite

La Profunda Mine, Cármenes, León, Castilla y León, Spain

Very interesting specimen from this old Roman mine located between Cármenes and Villamanín (León, Spain), which was later exploited for copper until the end of the 20th century. These are botryodal aggregates of chrysocolla replacing tyrolite. A rarity of this Leonese mine.


Size: 7.6 x 7.3 x 5.4 cm.
Found in ±1998.

Col. M. Marí - A. García (Castelló)
Classic locality


Price: 110 €Reserved
 

RM2886   Malachite and wulfenite

Whim Creek Copper Mine, Whim Creek, Roebourne Shire, Western Australia, Australia

Fibrous aggregates of malachite, very characteristic of this mine. They are accompanied by small yellow wulfenite crystals. They are disposed on a goethite matrix. A rarity on the market. With a rare vintage label by Olivier Szentessy (Genève, Switzerland).


Size: 4.4 x 3.2 x 3.2 cm.
Found in ±1985.

Col. Manchion (Barcelona).


Price: 55 €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).


Price: 50 €Reserved
 

RM2878   Pyromorphite

Resuperferolítica mine, Solana de la Canaleja, Santa Eufemia, Córdoba, Andalucía, Spain

Group of pyromorphite crystals with a brownish green color, with very well defined hexagonal shapes and well defined faces and edges. It comes from a classic Spanish mine and from which good quality specimens have come out.


Size: 3.2 x 3 x 1.8 cm.
Main crystal: 7.8 mm.

Classic locality
Price: 40 €Buy
 

RM2876   Pyromorphite

Resuperferolítica mine, Solana de la Canaleja, Santa Eufemia, Córdoba, Andalucía, Spain

Group of pyromorphite crystals with a brownish green color, with very well defined hexagonal shapes and well defined faces and edges. It comes from a classic Spanish mine and from which good quality specimens have come out.


Size: 3.3 x 2.1 x 2 cm.
Main crystal: 5 mm.

Classic locality
Price: 35 €Buy
 

RM2875   Pyromorphite

Resuperferolítica mine, Solana de la Canaleja, Santa Eufemia, Córdoba, Andalucía, Spain

Group of pyromorphite crystals with a brownish to green color with zoning, with very well defined hexagonal shapes and well defined faces and edges. On rocky matrix. It comes from a classic Spanish mine and from which good quality specimens have come out. An aesthetic miniature.


Size: 4 x 3.2 x 1.9 cm.
Main crystal: 3.5 mm.

Classic locality
Price: 35 €Buy
 

RM2873   Pyromorphite

Resuperferolítica mine, Solana de la Canaleja, Santa Eufemia, Córdoba, Andalucía, Spain

Group of pyromorphite crystals with a brownish green color, with very well defined hexagonal shapes and well defined faces and edges. It comes from a classic Spanish mine and from which good quality specimens have come out. An aesthetic miniature.


Size: 3.3 x 3 x 2.4 cm.
Main crystal: 1 cm.

Classic locality
Price: 35 €Buy
 

RM2871   Fluorite, pyrite and calcite

Villabona mines, Villabona, Llanera, Asturias, Principado de Asturias, Spain

Group of cubic fluorite crystals, brilliant, transparent and with a yellow color with zoning, more orange in the core of some of the crystals. Dotted with small beveled cubic crystals of pyrite. The back side is fully upholstered in pyrite.


Size: 8.5 x 6.6 x 4.5 cm.
Main crystal: 7.5 mm.
Found in ±1985.

Col. Manchion (Barcelona).


Price: 55 €Buy
 

RM2869   Epidote

Jefferson Co., Montana, United States of America

An epidote specimen from an unusual North American locality. It occurs as parallel aggregates of very elongated prismatic to acicular crystals, with terminal faces, green in color and transparent.


Size: 4.2 x 1.2 x 0.7 cm.
Found in ±1980.

Col. Manchion (Barcelona).
Price: 55 €Buy
 

RM2868   Smoky quartz and microcline

Montnegre Mts., Sant Celoni, Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain

Good size smoky quartz crystal. Defined, bright and with "ghost" shapes inside. An old piece from a classic Catalan locality.


Size: 6.4 x 5.1 x 3.9 cm.
Found in ±1985.

Col. Manchion (Barcelona).


Price: 55 €Buy
 

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
 

RM2851   Scepter quartz

Izizauen, Alnif, Tinghir, Drâa-Tafilalet, Morocco

Group of quartz crystals in parallel growth and with a "scepter" structure. Very well defined faces and edges, brilliant and transparent to translucent. Very aerially disposed on the matrix. An good size and excellent specimen from a Moroccan locality not very known.


Size: 10 x 7.2 x 5.5 cm.
Main crystal: 5 x 4 cm.
Found in ±2019.

Price: 160 €Buy
 

RM2850   Sphalerite

Las Manforas Mine (Áliva), Camaleño, Cantabria, Spain

Group of complex sphalerite crystals with striated facets. Bright, translucent and with a toasted honey color. Exfoliated on the back.

 


Size: 5.5 x 4 x 2.9 cm.

Col. Joan Astor (Barcelona).
Price: 60 €Buy
 

RM2848   Stibnite

Baia Sprie, Maramures Co., Romania

Group of very elongated prismatic crystals, in parallel growth, very brilliant. The back side has a coating of quartz microcrystals. A piece from the Astor collection acquired in 1974 from Bailey Minerals (Ángel Jesús Talabán García, Segovia 1942-Madrid 2007).


Size: 6.5 x 3 x 2.2 cm.
Found in ±1974.

Col. Joan Astor (Barcelona).
Price: 45 €Buy
 

RM2844   Dioptase, duftite and calcite

Tsumeb mine (Tsumcorp), Tsumeb, Otjikoto, Namibia

In a vug of the matrix there are numerous complete and brilliant dioptase crystals with the characteristic intense green color. They are accompanied by small yellow crystals of duftite, on calcite rhombohedra. A very aesthetic classic from this mine.


Size: 6.4 x 6 x 5 cm.
Main crystal: 3 mm.
Found in ±1980.

Price: 100 €Buy
 

RM2845   Twinned cerussite

Touissit, Touissit-Bou Beker, Jerada, Oriental Region, Morocco

Exceptional and old specimen of cerussite from this classic Moroccan locality. It presents several divergent prismatic to tabular crystals of good size, twinned in a "V" shape. Translucent and with a smoky hue. Pure aesthetics, a very difficult specimen to get nowadays.


Size: 4.4 x 4 x 2 cm.
Main crystal: 4 x 2 cm.
Found in ±1980.

Classic locality
Price: 240 €Buy
 
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