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RM1490   Hematite

Piquín farmhouse, Córdoba, Andalucía, Spain

These hematite specimens belong from ancient finds (ca 1980s) in a mine located on the property of the Piquín farmhouse. In this huge size sample we can see an aesthetic botryoidal aggregates, with an exceptional luster. Even botryoidal "negative" cavities are observed, inward. In the fracture zones of the specimen, radial fibrous aggregates forming botrioids are revealed. A piece of quality without equal and very difficult to find nowadays.


Size: 9.8 x 7.5 x 6.0 cm.
Found in 1980s.

 

RM810   Fluorite with quartz

Cerro Muriano, Córdoba, Andalucía, Spain

On a milky quartz matrix we can enjoy some cubic fluorite crystals. One notable for its size. It shows transparency and color zoning. This color zoning is very interesting because it takes the form of an octahedron with an intense violet included in a colorless cube. It is not easy to find samples of fluorite from Cerro Muriano; so even a small dent in a corner, this piece is great quality for the locality.


Size: 6,5 x 5,0 x 3,0 cm.
Main crystal: 5 x 5 mm.

 

RM2022   Pyromorphite

San Andrés mine, Espiel, Córdoba, Andalucía, Spain

A specimen of pyromorphite from this classic Spanish locality, in Córdoba. Several crystals with an intense green color, translucent and exceptional brilliance. Hexagonal crystals show barred shapes, truncated by the pinacoids. They are disposed upholstering the cavities of the matrix. A fine sample, acquired by Mr. Manchion to Joan Viñals, in 1991. Nowadays it is not easy to find samples from this mine. The pyromorphite from San Andrés Mine has been known from the first half of the XX century.


Size: 6.5 x 6 x 3.5 cm.
Main crystal: 0.7 cm.

Col. Manchion #580, J. Viñals 1991.
Classic locality


 

RM855   Almandine

Cerro de la Sal, Sierra Albarrana, Hornachuelos, Córdoba, Andalucía, Spain

A floating almandine crystal with a good size for the locality. Defined faces and rounded edges (very common), with an intense brown to black color. Acompanied by a interpenetrated minor almandine crystal. A Spanish classic.


Size: 5.0 x 5.0 x 3.5 cm. (171 g.)
Main crystal: 50 x 43 mm.
Found in ±1980.

 

RM1408   Almandine

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

Almandine crystal, rich in faces, with forms of the dodecahedron, and rounded edges. A classic of Spanish mineralogy, nowadays very difficult to see.


Size: 4.5 x 3.0 x 2.9 cm.
Found in 1973.

Collected by Marçal Llòria.
 

RM1389   Almandine

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

Good sized almandine crystal, with defined faces, with forms of the dodecahedron and rounded edges. It is partially coated by mica. It presents molds of contact with other crystals those growth with. A former specimens, nowadays very difficult to get, a classic for the Spanish mineralogy.


Size: 8.8 x 6.2 x 5.5 cm.
Found in 1973.

Collected by Marçal Llòria.
 

RM1444   Almandine

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

Huge size almandine crystal, rich in faces, with forms of the dodecahedron, and rounded edges. A classic of Spanish mineralogy, nowadays very difficult to see.


Size: 6.0 x 5.5 x 4.4 cm.

 

RM1451   Almandine

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

Almandine crystal group, rich in faces, with forms of the dodecahedron, and rounded edges. Partially covered by gold mica. A classic of Spanish mineralogy, nowadays very difficult to see.


Size: 5.0 x 4.0 x 3.5 cm.
Found in 1973.

Collected by Marçal Llòria.
 

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
 

RM2065   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: 5.5 x 5 x 3.8 cm.
Main crystal: 2.8 cm. arista/edge
Found in ±1975.

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


 

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: 65 €Buy
 

RM856   Andalusite

Cerro de la Sal, Sierra Albarrana, Hornachuelos, Córdoba, Andalucía, Spain

A huge size andalusite prismatic crystal, with defined faces and rounded edges. A Spanish classic that many of us have told about and we present here for you.


Size: 8.4 x 6.3 x 5.8 cm. (600 g)
Found in ±1980.

 

RM665   Fluorite

La Florina mine (Minas Gloria 2a), Cardenchosa, Hornachuelos, Córdoba, Andalucía, Spain

Druse of very sharp fluorite crystals, with transparence and excellent yellow color. From a classic Spanish mine for the species.


Size: 5,5 x 5,4 x 2,2 cm.
Main crystal: 9 x 8 mm.
Found in 2012.

Precio reducido-Reduced price 60€
Fluorescent under long wave UV
 

RM376   Pyromorphite

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

Group of hexagonal pr¡smatic crystals showing a good brilliance, characteristic color and very well defined faces and edges. From a classic Spanish mine.


Size: 6,8 x 6,0 x 4,0 cm.
Main crystal: 8 x 3 mm.

 
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