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RM1004   Atacamite with brochantite and baryte

Estrella mine, Barranco Jaroso, Sierra Almagrera, Los Lobos, Cuevas del Almanzora, Almería, Andalucía, Spain

A very rich group of prismatic crystals, some almost acicular, of brochantite with an intense green colour and good brilliance and transparence. Accompanied by groups of atacamite crystals with tabular shape and thicker prism, with a deep green color and transparence, easy to distinguish. Nice to be displayed and enjoyed under magnifying glass. SEM-EDS analysis results will be sent to the buyer.


Size: 6.3 x 4.5 x 4.2 cm.
Main crystal: 2.5 mm.
Found in 1990's

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RM1447   Baryte

La Romana mine, Sierra Almagrera, Cuevas del Almanzora, Almería, Andalucía, Spain

Near to a floater, this specimen shows tabular crystals of baryte in parallel growth, in book-shape, very brilliant, transparent and richly faceted. Between colorless to slightly gray due to inclusions. It comes from a locality that is rarely represented in collections (also in Spanish ones).


Size: 5.7 x 5.0 x 2.8 cm.
Main crystal: 37 x 32 mm.

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RM1005   Brochantite with baryte

Estrella mine, Barranco Jaroso, Sierra Almagrera, Los Lobos, Cuevas del Almanzora, Almería, Andalucía, Spain

A very rich group of prismatic crystals, some almost acicular, of brochantite with an intense green colour and good brilliance and transparence. Nice to be displayed and enjoyed under magnifying glass. Disposed in the baryte cavities. SEM-EDS analysis results will be sent to the buyer.


Size: 6.5 x 5.6 x 4.3 cm.
Main crystal: 2-3 mm.
Found in 1990's

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RM948   Fluorcalcioroméite (pseudomorphosis) with baryte

Santa Matilde open pit, Grupo minero Berja, Las Herrerías, Sierra Almagrera, Cuevas del Almanzora, Almería, Andalucía, Spain

At the beginning of 2014, reviewing some specimens from the Santa Matilde open pit we found into the vugs some groups of lanceolated, fibrous or equidimensional crystals, with pink, beige to white colours, those aroused our interest. After some analysis we could identify as fluorcalcioroméite species (Ca,Na)2Sb5+2O6F,OH), with a small percentage of oxyplumboroméite (Pb2Sb2O7, due to the presence of lead). Both species belong to the isometric system. But the observed symmetry indicated that they are, highly probable, a pseudomorph after stibnite crystals. This is the first report of this mineral in the Iberian Peninsula. Nowadays this quarry is completelly filled by rubble. In this specimen we can see some aggregates, one of them predominant, formed by several lanceolated to needle-like crystals, with luster, beige to ocher tone, accompanied by aesthetic baryte crystals. We will send a copy of the analysis (SEM-EDS, XRD) to the buyer.


Size: 6.6 x 4.8 x 4.5 cm.
Main crystal: 4.5 x 3.5 mm.
Found in ±2004.

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RM949   Fluorcalcioroméite (pseudomorphosis) with baryte

Santa Matilde open pit, Grupo minero Berja, Las Herrerías, Sierra Almagrera, Cuevas del Almanzora, Almería, Andalucía, Spain

At the beginning of 2014, reviewing some specimens from the Santa Matilde open pit we found into the vugs some groups of lanceolated, fibrous or equidimensional crystals, with pink, beige to white colours, those aroused our interest. After some analysis we could identify as fluorcalcioroméite species (Ca,Na)2Sb5+2O6F,OH), with a small percentage of oxyplumboroméite (Pb2Sb2O7, due to the presence of lead). Both species belong to the isometric system. But the observed symmetry indicated that they are, highly probable, a pseudomorph after stibnite crystals. This is the first report of this mineral in the Iberian Peninsula. Nowadays this quarry is completelly filled by rubble.
In this specimen we can see some several aggregates in the cavity formed by lanceolated to fibrous crystals, with luster, beige tone, accompanied by aesthetic baryte crystals. We will send a copy of the analysis (SEM-EDS, XRD) to the buyer.


Size: 5.7 x 4.4 x 3.4 cm.
Main crystal: 4 x 4 mm.
Found in ±2004.

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RM950   Fluorcalcioroméite (pseudomorphosis) with baryte

Santa Matilde open pit, Grupo minero Berja, Las Herrerías, Sierra Almagrera, Cuevas del Almanzora, Almería, Andalucía, Spain

At the beginning of 2014, reviewing some specimens from the Santa Matilde open pit we found into the vugs some groups of lanceolated, fibrous or equidimensional crystals, with pink, beige to white colours, those aroused our interest. After some analysis we could identify as fluorcalcioroméite species (Ca,Na)2Sb5+2O6F,OH), with a small percentage of oxyplumboroméite (Pb2Sb2O7, due to the presence of lead). Both species belong to the isometric system. But the observed symmetry indicated that they are, highly probable, a pseudomorph after stibnite crystals. This is the first report of this mineral in the Iberian Peninsula. Nowadays this quarry is completelly filled by rubble. In this specimen we can see some aggregates formed by several needle-like crystals, with luster, beige to white color, accompanied by aesthetic baryte crystals. We will send a copy of the analysis (SEM-EDS, XRD) to the buyer.


Size: 5.8 x 4.0 x 3.8 cm.
Main crystal: 5 x 3.5 mm.
Found in ±2004.

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RM958   Fluorcalcioroméite (pseudomorphosis) with baryte

Santa Matilde open pit, Grupo minero Berja, Las Herrerías, Sierra Almagrera, Cuevas del Almanzora, Almería, Andalucía, Spain

At the beginning of 2014, reviewing some specimens from the Santa Matilde open pit we found into the vugs some groups of lanceolated, fibrous or equidimensional crystals, with pink, beige to white colours, those aroused our interest. After some analysis we could identify as fluorcalcioroméite species (Ca,Na)2Sb5+2O6F,OH), with a small percentage of oxyplumboroméite (Pb2Sb2O7, due to the presence of lead). Both species belong to the isometric system. But the observed symmetry indicated that they are, highly probable, a pseudomorph after stibnite crystals. This is the first report of this mineral in the Iberian Peninsula. Nowadays this quarry is completelly filled by rubble. In this specimen we can see rich aggregates formed by lanceolated crystals, with luster, beige to ocher color, accompanied by aesthetic baryte crystals. We will send a copy of the analysis (SEM-EDS, XRD) to the buyer.


Size: 6.8 x 5.4 x 4.5 cm.
Main crystal: 3 x 3 mm.
Found in ±2004.

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RM954   Fluorcalcioroméite (pseudomorphosis) with baryte

Santa Matilde open pit, Grupo minero Berja, Las Herrerías, Sierra Almagrera, Cuevas del Almanzora, Almería, Andalucía, Spain

At the beginning of 2014, reviewing some specimens from the Santa Matilde open pit we found into the vugs some groups of lanceolated, fibrous or equidimensional crystals, with pink, beige to white colours, those aroused our interest. After some analysis we could identify as fluorcalcioroméite species (Ca,Na)2Sb5+2O6F,OH), with a small percentage of oxyplumboroméite (Pb2Sb2O7, due to the presence of lead). Both species belong to the isometric system. But the observed symmetry indicated that they are, highly probable, a pseudomorph after stibnite crystals. This is the first report of this mineral in the Iberian Peninsula. Nowadays this quarry is completelly filled by rubble. In this specimen we can see two vugs with rich aggregates formed by lanceolated to fibrous crystals, with luster, beige to pink color, accompanied by aesthetic baryte crystals. We will send a copy of the analysis (SEM-EDS, XRD) to the buyer.


Size: 7.0 x 5.5 x 5.0 cm.
Main crystal: 3.5 x 3 mm.
Found in ±2004.

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RM955   Fluorcalcioroméite (pseudomorphosis) with baryte

Santa Matilde open pit, Grupo minero Berja, Las Herrerías, Sierra Almagrera, Cuevas del Almanzora, Almería, Andalucía, Spain

At the beginning of 2014, reviewing some specimens from the Santa Matilde open pit we found into the vugs some groups of lanceolated, fibrous or equidimensional crystals, with pink, beige to white colours, those aroused our interest. After some analysis we could identify as fluorcalcioroméite species (Ca,Na)2Sb5+2O6F,OH), with a small percentage of oxyplumboroméite (Pb2Sb2O7, due to the presence of lead).
Both species belong to the isometric system. But the observed symmetry indicated that they are, highly probable, a pseudomorph after stibnite and/or bournonite crystals. This is the first report of this mineral in the Iberian Peninsula. Nowadays this quarry is completelly filled by rubble. In this specimen we can see some aggregates, one of them predominant, formed by several lanceolated to needle-like crystals, with luster, beige to ocher tone, accompanied by aesthetic baryte crystals. We will send a copy of the analysis (SEM-EDS, XRD) to the buyer.


Size: 7.4 x 5.5 x 5.2 cm.
Main crystal: 3 x 3 mm.
Found in ±2004.

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RM859   Siderite

Arteal Tunnel, Sierra Almagrera, Cuevas del Almanzora, Almería, Andalucía, Spain

A very rich group of siderite crystals from an extinct locality such as Arteal Tunnel. It occurs as aggregates of lenticular crystals with parallel growths, very bright and deep brown color. In fresh fracture green color siderite is observed. Very aesthetic.


Size: 6.7 x 5.3 x 2.3 cm.
Main crystal: 16 x 10 mm.

 

RM861   Siderite

Arteal Tunnel, Sierra Almagrera, Cuevas del Almanzora, Almería, Andalucía, Spain

A very rich group of siderite crystals from an extinct locality such as Arteal Tunnel. It occurs as aggregates of lenticular crystals with parallel growths, very bright and deep brown color. With a second siderite generation of small sharp crystals. In fresh fracture green color siderite is observed.


Size: 6.7 x 4.8 x 3.5 cm.
Main crystal: 24 x 18 mm.

 
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