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RM881   Celestine

Quien Tal Pensara mine, Pilar de Jaravia, Pulpí, Almería, Andalucía, Spain

Rich groups of radiated celestine crystals, from this Spanish classic locality. This mine is also known as Rica mine. Good size and aesthetic specimen.


Size: 6.6 x 6.4 x 5 cm.

Classic locality
Price: 55 €Buy
 

RM2064   Almandine

Grajera hill, El Cabril, Sierra Albarrana, Hornachuelos, Córdoba, Andalucía, Spain

Almandine crystal, rich in faces, with forms of the dodecahedron, and rounded edges. The back side is the contact with matrix or other crystals. A classic of Spanish mineralogy, nowadays very difficult to see.


Size: 5.3 x 5.2 x 3.3 cm.
Main crystal: 2.8 cm. arista/edge
Found in ±1975.

Col. A. Arguijo (L'Hospitalet de Llobregat).


Price: 45 €Buy
 

RM2066   Almandine

Grajera hill, El Cabril, Sierra Albarrana, Hornachuelos, Córdoba, Andalucía, Spain

Almandine crystal, faceted, with forms of the dodecahedron, and rounded edges. The back side is the contact with matrix or other crystals. A classic of Spanish mineralogy, nowadays very difficult to see.


Size: 5.8 x 5.5 x 4.5 cm.
Main crystal: 3.4 cm. arista/edge
Found in ±1975.

Col. A. Arguijo (L'Hospitalet de Llobregat).
Classic locality


Price: 55 €Buy
 

RM2191   Aragonite "flos ferri"

Minas Gloria, Cardenchosa, Hornachuelos, Córdoba, Andalucía, Spain

An unusual specimen of aragonite "flos ferri", found in 1996 at the Gloria mines, in Córdoba. Stalactitic recurved forms, brilliant and with a snowy white color to slightly green-bluish in the internal parts of the specimen. They are disposed on a matrix with colourless fluorite and traces of malachite. Not easy to see samples like this from this mine.


Size: 9.3 x 6.6 x 4.8 cm.
Found in 1996.

Classic locality
 

RM1762   Smoky-Morion quartz

Cañadas farm, Cerro de la Higuera, Montejícar, Granada, Andalucía, Spain

Montejícar is located midway between Granada and Jaén, in the northern limit of the province of Granada. This area is known among mineral collectors for the excellent quartz, smoked to morion, doubly terminated and with very poorly developed prism faces, which gives them a characteristic dipyramidal shape. These specimens are found in banded gypsum and marl from the Trias in a Keuper facies characteristic of the Cortijo Cañadas, in the N of the Montejícar municipal district. In the area there are some interesting ruins of plaster kilns.


Size: 6.3 x 4.4 x 1.5 cm.
Main crystal: 10 x 9 mm.

Price: 35 €Buy
 

RM1761   Smoky-Morion quartz

Cañadas farm, Cerro de la Higuera, Montejícar, Granada, Andalucía, Spain

Montejícar is located midway between Granada and Jaén, in the northern limit of the province of Granada. This area is known among mineral collectors for the excellent quartz, smoked to morion, doubly terminated and with very poorly developed prism faces, which gives them a characteristic dipyramidal shape. These specimens are found in banded gypsum and marl from the Trias in a Keuper facies characteristic of the Cortijo Cañadas, in the N of the Montejícar municipal district. In the area there are some interesting ruins of plaster kilns.


Size: 5.2 x 4.4 x 2.0 cm.
Main crystal: 11 x 9 mm.

Price: 30 €Buy
 

RM1764   Smoky-Morion quartz

Cañadas farm, Cerro de la Higuera, Montejícar, Granada, Andalucía, Spain

Montejícar is located midway between Granada and Jaén, in the northern limit of the province of Granada. This area is known among mineral collectors for the excellent quartz, smoked to morion, doubly terminated and with very poorly developed prism faces, which gives them a characteristic dipyramidal shape. These specimens are found in banded gypsum and marl from the Trias in a Keuper facies characteristic of the Cortijo Cañadas, in the N of the Montejícar municipal district. In the area there are some interesting ruins of plaster kilns.


Size: 5.6 x 3.7 x 2.8 cm.
Main crystal: 10 x 9 mm.

Price: 35 €Buy
 

RM1763   Smoky-Morion quartz

Cañadas farm, Cerro de la Higuera, Montejícar, Granada, Andalucía, Spain

Montejícar is located midway between Granada and Jaén, in the northern limit of the province of Granada. This area is known among mineral collectors for the excellent quartz, smoked to morion, doubly terminated and with very poorly developed prism faces, which gives them a characteristic dipyramidal shape. These specimens are found in banded gypsum and marl from the Trias in a Keuper facies characteristic of the Cortijo Cañadas, in the N of the Montejícar municipal district. In the area there are some interesting ruins of plaster kilns.


Size: 6.6 x 3.2 x 2.7 cm.
Main crystal: 10 x 9 mm.

Price: 25 €Buy
 

RM2061   Tremolite with actinolite and calcite

Cala mines, Cala, Huelva, Andalucía, Spain

Fibrous aggregate of tremolite crystals, very brilliant and with an olive green colour. They are accompanied by prismatic crystals of darker green actinolite and orange calcite. Good size and representative for the locality and the species. The Manuel-Mercedes open pit is embedded in the granitic intrusions that were accompanied by contact metamorphism and gave rise to the formation of the skarn, with important deposits of magnetite.


Size: 8.5 x 7 x 5.2 cm.

Price: 55 €Buy
 

RM2041   Lead rich baryte

Cerro Salomón, Minas de Riotinto, Huelva, Andalucía, Spain

Druse of very sharp baryte crystals showing developed and striated prismatic faces, truncated by pinacoids. The crystals are translucent, and color varies between colorless to yellowish. Excellent brilliance. Similar specimens were classified, many years ago, as hokutolite (a lead-rich baryte variety) but further analysis showed that there was only a minor lead content.


Size: 7.5 x 6 x 4.7 cm.
Main crystal: 6-7 mm.
Found in ±1975

Col. A. Arguijo (L'Hospitalet de Llobregat).
Analyzed specimen with report
 

RM2178   Covellite and sulphur

Corta Atalaya, Minas de Riotinto, Huelva, Andalucía, Spain

This good sized specimen from the late 80s belongs from the Arguijo collection, and it was mined in this famous "onubense" mine. It is a sulphide matrix partially covered by brilliant covellite microcrystals, very defined and visible. It has an intense metallic blue iridescence and this very characteristic color. It is accompanied by numerous crystals of native sulphur with curved faces, brilliance, translucent and showing a delicate yellow tone. It was mined from a sporadic finding in the Corta Atalaya, Minas de Riotinto. A unique occasion to obtain one of these "old" specimens.


Size: 8.5 x 7.7 x 4.6 cm.
Found in 1980's.

Col. Arguijo (Barcelona).
Classic locality
 

RM418   Anglesite with galena

La Cruz mines, Mesa de Valdelloso, Linares, Jaén, Andalucía, Spain

Into a galena matrix vug we can see some anglesite crystals well defined, with brilliance and richly faceted. They show a good transparence and striated faces. They are accompanied by galena crystals those have grown on faces other small crystals of the same species. A sample from a great classic Spanish locality.


Size: 6,0 x 4,7 x 4,0 cm.
Main crystal: 7 x 5 mm.

Price: 55 € 45 €Buy
 

RM1823   Schorl-Dravite

Sevilla, Andalucía, Spain

The label of this specimen reads "Sevilla". In the catalog of the Manchion collection it is mentioned that this piece of schorl-dravite was acquired to Dr. Joan Viñals, at the Granollers fair in 1988. For that reason, in the absence of more info, we will leave this wonderful Andalusian region as its origin. M. Calvo talks about tourmalines in pegmatites from the Los Ángeles mine, near El Castillo de las Guardas, in Seville.


Size: 4.5 x 3.8 x 3.6 cm.
Found in ±1988.

Col. J.M. Manchion (Barcelona). No. 399. J. Viñals, 1988.


Price: 45 €Buy
 

RM1921   Gypsum

Montalbán, Teruel, Aragón, Spain

Huge size gypsum twinned crystal from a classic Spanish locality. From the Manchion collection (Barcelona).


Size: 13.2 x 6 x 3 cm
Found in 1986.

Classic locality
Price: 40 €Buy
 

RM1723   Baryte and fluorite

Berbes, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain

An aesthetic specimen consisting of bladed, cream colored baryte crystals in parallel growth forming semi-rosettes book shaped, with a tiny bit of associated purple fluorite. With two minor From the collection of the long time, Josep Maria Manchion. 


Size: 8.6 x 6.6 x 4.5 cm.
Found in 1984

Col. J.M. Manchion (Barcelona) - No.100 (J. Viñals, 1984)


Price: 65 €Buy
 

RM2055   Fluorite

Berbes, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain

Group of fluorite crystals showing sharp edges and cube faces with polysynthetic growths. Good color, intense between purple to violet, depending on the incident light and with geometric colour zoning.


Size: 7.5 x 3.7 x 4.5 cm.
Main crystal: 3.7 cm.
Found in ±1980

Col. A. Arguijo (L'Hospitalet de Llobregat)
Price: 85 €Buy
 

RM1935   Fluorite with quartz

Berbes, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain

Group of cubic crystals of fluorite, with transparency, color between purple to violet, with polysynthetic growths on the faces, very defined. A Spanish classic.


Size: 12.5 x 8.5 x 5.5 cm.
Main crystal: 25 x 22 mm.

 

RM2081   Fluorite and Baryte

Berbes, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain

Rich group of sharp fluorite crystals, cubic, with polysynthetic growths on the faces. The colour between violet to bluish-grayish, unusual in this mine. Translucent, allowing to see the color zoning. Good size.


Size: 8 x 7.5 x 4 cm.
Main crystal: 22 mm.

Col. A. Arguijo (L'Hospitalet de Llobregat).
Price: 75 €Buy
 

RM1757   Calcite

Valnegro quarry, Filón Obdulia, Duyos, Caravia, Asturias, Spain

Group of calcite crystals, defined, transparent and brilliant, with a developed prism and negative rhombohedron top terminal faces. On a matrix of barite and calcite. They were collected in a  from open-air mining works in the area of Duyos. Nowadays, these samples from this Asturian mine are very difficult to obtain. They come from the former Manchion collection (with label).


Size: 4.9 x 3.0 x 2.8 cm.
Main crystal: 1.5 x 0.4 cm.
Found in 01/1984.

Col. J.M. Manchion (Barcelona) - No.63 (J. Viñals).
Calcite is fluorescent under LW-UV.
Price: 45 €Buy
 

RM640   Calcite with fluorite and Baryte

Moscona Mine, Villabona area, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Asturias, Spain

Curious specimen of calcite from Moscona. Formed by some crystals, one of them predominant, with complex rhombohedrall faces with echeloned growth. Accompanied by tabular barite crystals and on a yellow fluorite matrix.


Size: 8,6 x 7,3 x 4,4 cm.
Main crystal: 28 x 25 mm.

Price: 35 €Buy
 

RM1932   Fluorite with baryte

Moscona mine, Villabona area, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Asturias, Spain

Historically the most representative fluorite specimens from mina Moscona are yellow, recently some of violet tones have been collected. This ancient specimen is one of the few that appeared in the mine with this pink to purple color, with zoning. It is a floater, formed by growths of cubic crystals with faces with polysynthetic growths, very brilliant and translucent. They are partially covered with sharp tabular barite crystals, between transparent to opaque on the outer edges. No damage, good size and fluorescent (UV-LW). A very unusual piece for this classic Spanish mine, from a former German collection.


Size: 16 x 14 x 6.5 cm.

Fluorescent under long wave UV
 

RM1539   Fluorite and dolomite

Moscona mine, Villabona area, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Asturias, Spain

Rich group of fluorite crystals, cubic, transparent and very brilliant. With a yellow color with greenish tones. They are partially covered by snowy white rhombohedral curved dolomite crystals. From a classic Spanish mine.


Size: 7.0 x 5.5 x 3.5 cm.

Price: 30 €Buy
 

RM2071   Azurite

El Coriellu mine, S. Cosme de Llerandi, Parres, Asturias, Spain

Very rich specimen formed by several rosettes of tabular to lenticular azurite crystals, intense color and contrasting on the matrix, with quartz. Its origin is due to the alteration of the chalcopyrite and are disposed on a silicified limestone matrix. Very good piece for the locality.


Size: 8 x 5.4 x 4.4 cm.

Col. A. Arguijo (L'Hospitalet de Llobregat)


Price: 60 €Buy
 

RM1523   Arsenopyrite and quartz

Carlés mine, Carlés, Salas, Asturias, Spain

Very brilliant specimen of arsenopyrite with quartz from this classic Asturian locality. It presents a matrix with quartz and pyrite, and in the cavities several good sized quartz crystals accompanied by small but brilliant arsenopyrite crystals. Spanish classic.


Size: 8.0 x 6.4 x 4.8 cm.

Price: 50 €Buy
 

RM1543   Fluorite and quartz

La Viesca mine, La Collada area, Huergo, Siero, Asturias, Spain

Group of fluorite crystals, with cubic forms truncated in the edges by the dodecahedron. Brilliant to dull, transparent to translucent, with color zonation between colorless to violet depending on the type of incident light. They are disposed on a matrix with quartz crystals.


Size: 9.7 x 8.5 x 4.0 cm.
Main crystal: 14 x 13 mm.

Price: 45 €Buy
 
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