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RM662   Calcite

La Verde Quarry, Alto de Verdenueva, Camargo, Cantabria, Spain

A very aesthetic group of calcite crystals showing rhombohedral forms, elongated along the main axis. Good definition, yellow color, with greater intensity at the acute forms, due to the iron oxide coating. From a Spanish classic locality.


Size: 10,5 x 5,0 x 5,0 cm.
Main crystal: 20 x 15 mm.
Found in 2008.

Fluorescent under long wave UV
 

RM663   Calcite

La Verde Quarry, Alto de Verdenueva, Camargo, Cantabria, Spain

A very aesthetic and huge size group of calcite crystals showing rhombohedral forms, elongated along the main axis. Good definition, yellow color, due to the iron oxide coating. From a Spanish classic locality.


Size: 10,0 x 9,7 x 6,0 cm.
Main crystal: 20 x 18 mm.
Found in 2008.

Fluorescent under long wave UV
 

RM678   Calcite with Dolomite

La Verde quarry, Alto de Verdenueva, Camargo, Cantabria, Spain

A very curious specimen of calcite with deformed and curved escalenohedron and rhombohedron faces. With some brilliance, yellowish color and translucent. Very aerial disposed on a matrix of dolomite peppered with pyrite.


Size: 7,6 x 5,0 x 3,0 cm.
Main crystal: 16 x 16 mm.
Found in 2008.

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Fluorescent under long wave UV
 

RM548   Calcite with Dolomite

Reocín mine, Pozo Santa Amelia, Reocín, Cantabria, Spain

On a matrix covered by small dolomite and some calcite crystals is disposed in a very aerial shape a huge size calcite crystal. It shows well defined faces and edges and the rotation twin. It is not a doubly terminated crystal, it is a 180º twinned crystals. Complete and no damage. With a tastefull silky luster and translucent. A delicate yellowish tone increases its aesthetics on the white matrix. It is not common see these specimens from this classic Spanish mine.


Size: 7,8 x 4,9 x 3,6 cm.
Main crystal: 6,0 x 2,7 cm.
Found in 09/2001.

 

RM636   Galena with marcasite, sphalerite and dolomite

Reocín mine, Reocín, Cantabria, Spain

Group of octahedral crystals of galena, well defined, some vertices truncated by the cube. They are disposed on a brilliant matrix covered by twinned marcasite, small rhombohedral crystals of dolomite and sphalerite with a honey color and transparence.
A sample from a classic Spanish locality. Old specimen, so the stability can be ensured.


Size: 5,7 x 4,0 x 3,5 cm.
Main crystal: 8 x 7 mm.
Found in ca. 2001

 

RM1966   Marcassite

Reocín mine, Reocín, Cantabria, Spain

Marcassite specimens from Reocín mine are a classic of the Spanish mineralogy. This piece, of very good size (16 cm/ 6.3 in), is a worthy representative of this species. It presents numerous well-defined crystals, most of them showing the "cock's comb" twinned habit. The brightness is very remarkable. The specimen is more than 20 years old and does not present any alteration, favored by the carbonate matrix. A definitive piece for fine displays.


Size: 16 x 10 x 7.5 cm.
Main crystal: 19 mm.
Found in ±1990's

Classic locality
Price: 390 €Buy
 

RM1419   Marcasite twinned

Reocín mine, Reocín, Cantabria, Spain

A very rich druse of marcasite crystals those clearly show the cockscomb twin. Brilliant, defined and very aesthetic. A Spanish classic.


Size: 9.5 x 7.0 x 2.2 cm.
Main crystal: 15 x 7 mm.

 

RM1813   Sphalerite

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

Group of sphalerite crystals with very marked parallel and polycrystalline growths, with the predominant forms of the tetrahedron, slightly curved in faces and edges, transparent to translucent and brilliant. Toasted honey color. With the light on the backside it lights up in intense orange (see photo).


Found in 1980's.

Col. J.M. Manchión (Barcelona). No.77, 03/1984.


 

RM2008   Sphalerite

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

Fragment of a sphalerite crystal, with complex faces and intense color when the light passes through it. Back side is exfoliated. From this classic locality.


Size: 5 x 3.8 x 1.5 cm.

 

RM2007   Sphalerite

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

Aggregate of sphalerite crystals, with complex faces and intense color when the light passes through it. Back side is exfoliated. From this classic locality.


Size: 5 x 4 x 2.8 cm.

Price: 55 €Buy
 

RM2024   Sphalerite

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

Aggregate of sphalerite crystals, with complex faces and intense color when the light passes through it. Back side is recrystalized. From this classic Spanish locality.


Size: 5.5 x 3.8 x 3.5 cm.

 

RM533   Sphalerite with dolomite

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

Curious aggregate of sphalerite crystals formed by several crystals of this sulfur, good brilliance, with sharp faces and edges and some transparence. Very aesthetically disposed on a matrix of white rhombohedral dolomite crystals. From a former German collection. Different than usual.


Size: 10,5 x 9, 8 x 4,0 cm.
Main crystal: 9 x 2 cm. (aggr.)

German col. / Núm. de colección 585.


 

RM1499   Spahlerite with dolomite

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

On a white matrix formed by several white dolomite crystals, sharp and with curved faces and edges, we can enjoy a crystal of sphalerite very brilliant, with transparence and a very uniform toasted honey color. Very aesthetic specimen. From a former German Col. Nr.812.

 


Size: 10.0 x 6.5 x 4.2 cm.
Main crystal: 8 x 5 mm.
Found in 1990s

 

RM1933   Sphalerite with dolomite

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

Specimen with many years, from the Daunis collection (Barcelona), with the handwritten label. There are several groups of sphalerite crystals, brilliant, translucent with an intense orange color when the light passes through them. They are disposed on a matrix with dolomite crystals. The sample has not been treated, so it presents some areas with small scratches, typical of the time. A great sample from this classic Spanish mine.


Size: 13 x 10 x 5.5 cm.
Main crystal: 28 x 28 mm aggreg.
Found in ±1980.

Col. L. Daunis (Barcelona).
Classic locality


 

RM901   Sphalerite with calcite

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

Druse formed by complex interpenetrated sphalerite crystals, with toasted honey color, some transparence and accompanied by calcite crystals. A huge size specimen from a classic Spanish locality.


Size: 11.7 x 6.8 x 4.5 cm.
Main crystal: 13 x 10 mm.

 

RM365   Calcite with Dolomite

La Cuerre mine (La Florida mines), Rionansa (Herrerías), Sierra de Arnero, Cantabria, Spain

In this sample we have a complex twinned escalenohedron group, "doubly terminated", with combination with the rhombohedron. Transparence is excellent, with defined faces and delicate edges.
These specimens appeared accompanied by pink dolomite, at level 6 of this mine. An excellent miniature from this classic Spanish locality. Calcite specimens from la Florida mines are known and valued worldwide.


Size: 5,4 x 4,0 x 3,8 cm.
Main crystal: 47 x 17 mm.

 

RM1415   Calcite with dolomite

La Cuerre mine (La Florida mines), Rionansa (Herrerías), Sierra de Arnero, Cantabria, Spain

Very aerial calcite crystal showing the rhombohedral shape with very curious faces on edges belonging to other orders rhombohedron. Transparent to translucent, colorless and very bright. It is disposed on a matrix with dolomite. Calcite specimens from la Florida mines are known and valued worldwide. An aesthetic specimen from the Spanish mineralogy.


Size: 8.8 x 4.3 x 4.0 cm.
Main crystal: 33 x 28 mm.

Price: 80 € 60 €Buy
 

RM557   Twinned Calcite with dolomite

La Cuerre mine (La Florida mines), Rionansa (Herrerías), Sierra de Arnero, Cantabria, Spain

Calcite specimens from la Florida mines are known and valued worldwide. In this sample we have a complex twinned escalenohedron, "doubly terminated", with combination with the rhombohedron. Transparence is excellent, with defined striated faces and delicate edges. It has a delicate yellow color.
These
specimens appeared accompanied by dolomite, at level 6 of this mine. A huge size and excellent specimen from this classic Spanish locality.

 


Size: 10,7 x 7,4 x 4,6 cm.
Main crystal: 6,0 x 3,4 cm.

 

RM1185   Sphalerite, Galena and Dolomite

La Cuerre mine (La Florida mines), Rionansa (Herrerías), Sierra de Arnero, Cantabria, Spain

Nice specimen formed by several brilliant crystals of sphalerite, with toasted honey color, accompanied by snow-white dolomite crystals and octahedral galena. It comes from a Spanish locality where it is difficult find these species combination.


Size: 7.2 x 5.6 x 3.5 cm.

 
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