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RM1815   Schorl

Sant Pere Màrtir, Collserola Mts., Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain

This specimen is not a "museum specimen" but for the collectors of this "territory" it has a very good memories. It is a tourmaline, sometimes dravite other schorl, of the pegmatites of the Collserola range, in the area of Tibidabo-Sant Pere Màrtir, in the city of Barcelona. It is one of those pieces that we can not do without if we like our mineralogy. With old label.


Size: 4.5 x 3.2 x 3.0 cm.
Main crystal: 9 x 4 mm

Col. J.M. Manchión (Barcelona). No.164. 03/1985.


 

RM330   Cobaltoan calcite

Solita mine, Peramea, Baix Pallars, Catalunya, Spain

A huge size cobaltoan calcite specimen showing concretionary growths with a good and deep purple color. The mineralization is filling fissures of the Triassic conglomerates, which are very visible in this specimen and with a cavity that gives an aesthetic shape.

One side shows a polished section where we can enjoy perfectly banded purple calcite and conglomerate individual clasts. On the other side fracture is totally natural and not polished. Nowadays mine is partially collapsed and restored and it is impossible to get specimens.

 


Size: 10,8 x 6,4 x 3,0 cm.
Found in ca. 2005

Fluorescent under long wave UV
 

RM331   Cobaltoan calcite

Solita mine, Peramea, Baix Pallars, Catalunya, Spain

Cobaltoan calcite specimen showing carbonate growths with colours between magenta and yellow, typical for this classic Catalan mine. The mineralization is filling fissures of the Triassic conglomerates. Nowadays mine is partially collapsed and restored and it is impossible to get specimens. This sample is from a previous single finding before shaft was filled and some galleries restored.


Size: 4,5 x 4,1 x 2,5 cm.
Found in ca. 2005

Fluorescent under long wave UV
 

RM1804   Cobaltoan calcite

Solita mine, Peramea, Baix Pallars, Catalunya, Spain

Nice specimen of cobaltoan calcite with an excellent quality that shows concretionary growths and an incredibly intense color, very deep, with marked zoning. It has been slightly acidulated to obtain a shiny surface that allows to see the color structures without resorting to polishing. A piece full of light, a gem from a mine that exploded precisely to obtain such type of specimens and nowadays totally abandoned and collapsed.


Size: 6.5 x 4.5 x 4.3 cm.

Fluorescent under long wave UV
 

RM332   Cobaltoan calcite with aragonite

Solita mine, Peramea, Baix Pallars, Catalunya, Spain

Cobaltoan calcite specimen showing brilliant carbonate growths with colours between magenta and yellow, typical for this classic Catalan mine. The mineralization is filling fissures of the Triassic conglomerates. Nowadays mine is partially collapsed and restored and it is impossible to get specimens. This sample is from a previous single finding before shaft was filled and some galleries restored.


Size: 5,4 x 5,0 x 2,4 cm.
Found in ca. 2005

Fluorescent under long wave UV
 

RM335   Cobaltoan calcite with aragonite

Solita mine, Peramea, Baix Pallars, Catalunya, Spain

A nice cobaltoan calcite specimen showing polished concretionary growths with a good and deep color and including white aragonite. The mineralization is filling fissures of the Triassic conglomerates, which are visible in this specimen. Main side shows a polished section where we can enjoy perfectly banded purple calcite and conglomerate individual clasts. Nowadays mine is partially collapsed and restored and it is impossible to get specimens.


Size: 8,0 x 3,9 x 0,6 cm.
Found in ca. 2005

Fluorescent under long wave UV
 

RM336   Cobaltoan calcite with aragonite

Solita mine, Peramea, Baix Pallars, Catalunya, Spain

A nice cobaltoan calcite specimen showing polished concretionary growths with a good and deep color and including white aragonite. The mineralization is filling fissures of the Triassic conglomerates, which are visible in this specimen.

Main side shows a polished section where we can enjoy perfectly banded purple calcite and conglomerate individual clasts. Nowadays mine is partially collapsed and restored and it is impossible to get specimens.


Size: 7,2 x 4,5 x 0,7 cm.
Found in ca. 2005

Precio reducido-Reduced price 50€
Fluorescent under long wave UV
 

RM337   Cobaltoan calcite with aragonite

Solita mine, Peramea, Baix Pallars, Catalunya, Spain

A nice cobaltoan calcite specimen showing concretionary growths with a good and deep colour. The mineralization is filling fissures of the Triassic conglomerates, which are very visible in this specimen. Main side shows a polished section where we can enjoy perfectly banded purple calcite and conglomerate individual clasts. Nowadays mine is partially collapsed and restored and it is impossible to get specimens.


Size: 6,7 x 3,7 x 0,8 cm.
Found in ca. 2005

Fluorescent under long wave UV
 

RM339   Cobaltoan calcite with aragonite

Solita mine, Peramea, Baix Pallars, Catalunya, Spain

Cobaltoan calcite specimen showing carbonate growths with colours between magenta and yellow, typical for this classic Catalan mine. The mineralization is filling fissures of the Triassic conglomerates. Nowadays mine is partially collapsed and restored and it is impossible to get specimens. This sample is from a previous single finding before shaft was filled and some galleries restored.


Size: 7,0 x 3,6 x 0,7 cm.
Found in ca. 2005

Fluorescent under long wave UV
 

RM1642   Jasper

Montjuïc Mt., Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain

This is one of the old jasper specimens collected by Mr. L. Daunis on the Montjuïc mountain in Barcelona. A place well known by Catalan mineralogists and geologists for the characteristic variety of mineral species that have been collected during centuries. It is a jasper piece with a slightly polished part that allows to enjoy the nobility of this semi-precious stone, the rest presents the original tone. A classic Barcelona sample and label that should not miss in a quality collection.


Size: 7.5 x 5.0 x 5.0 cm.
Found in 1960's.

Excol. Lluís Daunis & Maria Ruscalleda.


 

RM646   Fluorite with quartz

Berta quarry, El Papiol - Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain

Rich group of sharp octahedral fluorite crystals, from translucent to transparent. They show an interesting apple green color. They are accompanied by small quartz crystals. On a granite matrix. This matrix is classic for modern specimens and comes from low levels of the Berta quarry.


Size: 6,5 x 6,2 x 2,4 cm.
Main crystal: 8 x 8 mm.
Found in ±2001.

Fluorescent under LW-UV and SW-UV lights
 

RM647   Fluorite with quartz

Berta quarry, El Papiol - Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain

Rich group of sharp isolated octahedral fluorite crystals, from translucent to transparent. They show an interesting apple green color. They are accompanied by small quartz crystals. On a granite matrix. This matrix is classic for modern specimens and comes from low levels of the Berta quarry.


Size: 7,0 x 6,0 x 3,3 cm.
Main crystal: 9 x 8 mm.
Found in ±2001.

Fluorescent under LW-UV and SW-UV lights
 

RM1231   Fluorite with quartz

Berta quarry, El Papiol - Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain

On a rocky matrix of granite, partially covered by small but brilliant quartz crystals, some groups and isolated fluorite crystals. Good transparence, brilliance and with a intense green color. A mineral classic from Catalonia.


Size: 6.4 x 6.1 x 5.0 cm.
Main crystal: 7 x 7 mm.
Found in 1990's.

Fluorescent under LW-UV and SW-UV lights
Price: 45 €Buy
 

RM545   Fluorite

Berta quarry, El Papiol - Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain

A group of fluorite crystals those, at first glance, seem just octahedra, but if you take a look carefully you will see complex terminations. Some crystals are isolated increasing its aesthetics. Good transparence and exceptional green color. Acompanied by small quartz crystals.
This specimen belongs to the "old" fluorites from Berta quarry, from an area of ​​sericitized granodiorite. In the fractures, if it was enough space, they grew lining the walls. When quarry worked lower levels fluorite appeared in fresh granite matrix, but mostly without this depth of color. A great speciemen. A classic between classics of our country.


Size: 13,2 x 9,0 x 5,5 cm.
Main crystal: 11 x 10 mm.
Found in 1980's.

Fluorescent under LW-UV and SW-UV lights
 

RM1821   Fluorite

Berta quarry, El Papiol - Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain

Rich druse of fluorite crystals. This kind of octahedral crystals show a special brilliance due to the multiple growths of small crystals on the faces of the octahedron. This fact gives them a rough surface. Translucent, with good green color and good size. The Berta quarry-mine is in the process of filling and restoration. Not oiled. An old specimen ca. 1985, from Manchion Collection.


Size: 13.0 x 6.5 x 4.4 cm.
Main crystal: 8 x 8 mm.
Found in ±1985.

Col. J.M. Manchion (Barcelona).
Fluorescent under long wave UV
 

RM1041   Octahedral fluorite

Berta quarry, El Papiol - Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain

A group of fluorite crystals those, at first glance, seem just octahedra, but if you take a look carefully you will see complex terminations. Some crystals are isolated increasing its aesthetics. Good transparence and intense green color.
This specimen belongs to the "old" fluorites from Berta quarry, from an area of ​​sericitized granodiorite. In the fractures, if it was enough space, they grew lining the walls. When quarry worked lower levels fluorite appeared in fresh granite matrix, but mostly without this depth of color. A great speciemen. A classic between classics of our country.


Size: 5.7 x 4.7 x 4.0 cm.
Main crystal: 9 x 8 mm.
Found in ca 1997.

Fluorescent under long wave UV
 

RM1940   Octahedral fluorite

Berta quarry, El Papiol - Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain

A group of fluorite crystals those, at first glance, seem just octahedra, but if you take a look carefully you will see complex terminations. Green color and dull luster. Acompanied by small quartz crystals. A classic from the former Manchion (Barcelona) collection, collected by himself in January, 1986.


Size: 7.8 x 6 x 5.8 cm.
Main crystal: 8 x 8 mm.
Found in 01/1986.

Fluorescent under LW-UV and SW-UV lights


 

RM1990   Fluorite

Berta quarry, El Papiol - Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain

Rich group of sharp isolated octahedral fluorite crystals, from translucent to transparent. They show an interesting slight apple green color. They are accompanied by small quartz crystals. On a granite matrix. This matrix is classic for modern specimens and comes from low levels of the Berta quarry.


Size: 5.8 x 5.2 x 3.5 cm.
Main crystal: 6 mm.
Found in ±1989

Fluorescent under long wave UV
Price: 55 €Buy
 

RM2038   Octahedral fluorite

Berta quarry, El Papiol - Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain

Sharp isolated octahedral fluorite crystal, translucent, glassy. It shows an interesting slight apple green color. Accompanied by small quartz crystals. On a granite matrix. This matrix is classic for modern specimens and comes from low levels of the Berta quarry.


Size: 8 x 5.5 x 3.5 cm.
Main crystal: 0.8 cm.

Fluorescent under long wave UV
Price: 45 €Buy
 

RM2039   Octahedral fluorite

Berta quarry, El Papiol - Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain

Group of sharp isolated octahedral fluorite crystals, from translucent to transparent. They show an interesting slight apple green color. They are accompanied by small quartz crystals. On a granite matrix. This matrix is classic for modern specimens and comes from low levels of the Berta quarry.


Size: 6.5 x 4.4 x 4.6 cm.
Main crystal: 0.7 cm.

Fluorescent under long wave UV
Price: 55 €Buy
 

RM1435   Octahedral Fluorite with calcite

Berta quarry, El Papiol - Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain

Group of fluorite crystals with an intense green color, with transparence, brilliance and sharp edges and faces. Transparence allows us to see an opalescent crystal core on which the crystal has grown with greater transparency. They are disposed isolated on the matrix which gives a superior quality to this specimen. It is accompanied by small rhombohedral calcite crystals and some crystals of pyrite totally pseudomorphed by goethite. Very fluorescent. On a matrix with quartz crystals. Samples with this fine quality are very difficult to find, considering that the quarry is closed to the collectors and the works have been interrupted. From a classic locality.


Size: 8.2 x 4.7 x 2.2 cm.
Main crystal: 14 x 14 mm.
Found in 1990's

Fluorescent under long wave UV
 

RM1271   Octahedral fluorite with calcite and pyrite

Berta quarry, El Papiol - Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain

Group of octahedral crystals of fluorite, nice green color, transparent to translucent and very well defined faces and edges. Peppered by small crystals of pyrite with complex shapes and even tabular appearance. They are disposed on a matrix with calcite and pyrite. From a classic Catalan locality. Fluorescence (UV-LW) is red for calcite and blue for fluorite.


Size: 11.5 x 5.7 x 5.0 cm.
Main crystal: 8 x 8 mm.
Found in ca. 2001.

Fluorescent under long wave UV
 

RM543   Fluorite with Quartz

Berta quarry, El Papiol - Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain

A classic between classics of our country. This is a druse of fluorite crystals those, at first glance, seem just octahedra, but if you take a look carefully you will see vertices truncated by cube. Some crystals show parallel growth and other are interpenetrated. Good transparence and exceptional green color. Acompanied by small quartz crystals.
This specimen belongs to the "old" fluorites from Berta quarry, from an area of ​​sericitized granodiorite. In the fractures, if it was enough space, they grew lining the walls. When quarry worked lower levels fluorite appeared in fresh granite matrix, but mostly without this depth of color. A great specimen.


Size: 7,5 x 5,6 x 3,4 cm.
Main crystal: 9 x 9 mm.
Found in 1980's.

Fluorescent under LW-UV and SW-UV lights
 

RM1998   Greenockite

Berta quarry, El Papiol - Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain

Curious specimen of greenockite of this classic locality of the Catalan mineralogy. Under loupe, aggregates of intense yellow color are observed, with reflections of what could be crystalline faces. This cadmium sulphide is a product of the alteration of rich Cd sphalerite. It is impossible to get specimens today.


Size: 4.5 x 3.2 x 2.8 cm.
Found in ±1985.

Col. Manchion #398.
 

RM1083   Calcite

El Americano (Can Sala) quarries, Montseny Mountains, Gualba, Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain

These calcite specimens were found in a pocket in the El Americano (Can Sala) mine-quarries, in the Montseny mountains. This big geode was called "Mercedes" due to the curious color zoning that can be observed at the terminal rhombohedrons faces reminiscent of the German automobile company logo.
Crystals appeared partially coated by carbonated iron oxides and sometimes showed a complex prism, sometimes growing on scalenohedral crystals. This calcite shows a intense fluorescence under UV light. These pieces have disappeared from the market.


Size: 5.5 x 4.7 x 3.7 cm.
Main crystal: 30 x 25 mm.
Found in ca. 2006.

Calcite is fluorescent under LW-UV.
 
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