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RM3089   Dypiramidal wulfenite (Type Locality)

Bad Bleiberg, Gailtaler Alpen & Karnische Alpen, Bleiberg, Carinthia, Austria

This wulfenite specimen comes from the type locality for the species and it is not very common to find specimens from Bad Bleiberg. Wulfenite was precisely renamed in 1845 in honor of Franz Xaver von Wulfen (1728-1805), botanist, mineralogist, mountaineer and member of the Society of Jesus. Wulfen is the author of a monograph on the Bleiberg lead deposits (Austria). This specimen shows us a rich group of sharp dipyramidal crystals, with small tetragonal prism faces. Some of them have complex terminal faces. The orange color and the brilliance of the crystals make it stand out on the matrix. It is accompanied by the handwritten label of Dr. Joan Viñals and belongs to the Marí-García collection.

Size: 8 x 7.3 x 3.8 cm.
Main crystal: 4 mm.
Found in ±1999.

Col. Miquel Marí-Ana García (Castelló)
Type Locality


RM3009   Pericline (var. Albite), Ilmenite, clinochlore and quartz

Auernig, Mallnitz, Spittal an der Drau, Carinthia, Austria

Very remarkable specimen formed by several aggregates of pericline crystals, a variety of albite, well faceted, defined and with striated faces. It is worth highlighting numerous very brilliant ilmenite crystals in this specimen, with well-defined hexagonal shape. Ilmenite is an unusual species in this locality in the words of the owner of the original collection, Rudolf Hasler (Bleiberg-Kreuth). They are accompanied by groups of clinochlore and quartz crystals. It belongs from the collection of Peter Seroka (Girona), with label.

Size: 10.1 x 9 x 6.6 cm.
Main crystal: 1.9 cm.
Found in ±2011.

Col. R. Hasler; Col. P. Seroka (#694, 2013)


RM1545   Wulfenite

Bad Bleiberg, Gailtaler Alpen & Karnische Alpen, Bleiberg, Carinthia, Austria

Very rich group of wulfenite crystals, prismatic to tabular, intense orange color with color zoning. This specimen comes from the type locality for the species: Bleiberg, and it is accompanied by an old label: A. Bohländer, pharmacist. In the label we can read "gelbblei" or yellow lead, old name for this species. A historical specimen, from the type locality, with good size and quality... There is a very interesting article about this classic mining locality in mindat: "Collecting Minerals at Bad Bleiberg" by Rudolf Hasler.

Size: 8.7 x 5.0 x 4.4 cm.
Main crystal: 9 x 5 mm.

Price: 160 €Reserved