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RM2032   Vanadinite

Gerty mine, Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain

Aesthetic vanadinite specimen, really good for the locality. We can observe crowned prismatic crystals with color zonació and intense brightness. An interesting article on MR: Leon, M. and Liso, M.J. (1996): Vanadinite from the Gerty Mine Badajoz Spain. Mineralogical Record, 27(5), 381-384.


Size: 5.5 x 4.8 x 3.5 cm.
Main crystal: 3 mm.

 

RM811   Gold

Sierra de la Chimenea, Casas de Don Pedro, Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain

Brilliant gold nugget that suggests rounded subhedric crystals and a surface with concavities. It presents quartz granules as inclusion. It belongs from an area known till the middle of last decade for its gold nuggets. The sample shows a good size. An opportunity to add a Spanish gold to your collection. Weight: 2.99 g. / 0,1055 oz.


Size: 1,3 x 1,0 x 0,6 cm.
Found in 2010.

 

RM812   Gold

Sierra de la Chimenea, Casas de Don Pedro, Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain

Brilliant and elongated gold nugget that suggests rounded and flattened subhedric crystals. It belongs from an area known till the middle of last decade for its gold nuggets. The sample shows a good size. An opportunity to add a Spanish gold to your collection. Weight: 3.49 g. / 0,1231 oz.


Size: 2,1 x 1,3 x 0,3 cm.
Found in 2010.

 

RM681   Pseudomalachite with Reichembachite

El Novillero Mine, Cheles, Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain

A very rich pseudomalachite specimen, showing transparent lanceolated to elongated rhombohedra shape crystals. It is accompanied with a rare copper phosphate: reichenbachite. It shows globular aggregates formed by lamellar crystals with a lighter green color. They are disposed on a matrix of stalactitic goethite.


Size: 9,5 x 7,3 x 4,3 cm.
Main crystal: 1 mm.

 

RM373   Pyromorphite

El Borracho Viejo mine, Garlitos, Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain

A very rich pyromorphite druse formed by several hexagonal shape crystals. Some of them show parallel growths and fibrous like forms. With a marked color zoning that varies between grass green in the center to beige-green on terminal pinacoid. These specimens have been determined by isotopic studies with equal results to those of this mine. This excellent sample is from an old German mineral collection.


Size: 6,7 x 4,4 x 3,5 cm.
Main crystal: 10 x 3 mm.
Found in ±1980

 

RM375   Pyromorphite

El Borracho Viejo mine, Garlitos, Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain

Groups of brilliant and sharp hexagonal pyromorphite crystals, with a fibrous shape due to parallel growths. Color beige, a little bit green. On a quartz matrix. These specimens have been determined by isotopic studies with equal results to those of this mine. This sample is from an old German mineral collection.


Size: 6,3 x 5,4 x 2,4 cm.
Main crystal: 5 x 1 mm.
Found in ±1980

Precio reducido-Reduced price 80€
 

RM378   Pyromorphite

El Borracho Viejo mine, Garlitos, Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain

Druse of translucent and brilliant hexagonal barrel-shaped pyromorphite crystals. Some of them show parallel growths. With a color zoning that varies between grass green in the center to beige-green on terminal pinacoidal faces. These specimens have been determined by isotopic studies with equal results to those of this mine. This sample is from an old German mineral collection.


Size: 5,2 x 3,8 x 1,0 cm.
Main crystal: 3 x 2 mm.
Found in ±1980

 

RM377   Pyromorphite with coronadite

El Borracho Viejo mine, Garlitos, Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain

In this miniature we can enjoy two sides. One is covered by several hexagonal barrel-shaped pyromorphite crystals. Some of them show parallel growths. With a color zoning that varies between grass green in the center to beige-green on terminal pinacoidal faces. In the other side, small aggregates of transparent and sharp hexagonal pyro crystals partially covered by black coronadite or growing on it. These specimens have been determined by isotopic studies with equal results to those of this mine. Very curious specimen. This sample is from an old German mineral collection.


Size: 4,5 x 4,0 x 3,2 cm.
Main crystal: 11 x 7 mm.
Found in ±1980

 

RM374   Pyromorphite on quartz

El Borracho Viejo mine, Garlitos, Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain

Groups of brilliant hexagonal barrel-shaped pyromorphite crystals. Some of them show parallel growths. With a color zoning that varies between grass green in the center to beige-green on terminal pinacoidal faces. On a matrix of minute quartz crystals. These specimens have been determined by isotopic studies with equal results to those of this mine. This sample is from an old German mineral collection.


Size: 8,7 x 2,4 x 1,5 cm.
Main crystal: 5 x 5 mm.
Found in ±1980

Precio reducido-Reduced price 55€
 

RM379   Pyromorphite on quartz

El Borracho Viejo mine, Garlitos, Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain

A miniature formed by a druse of translucent and brilliant hexagonal barrel-shaped pyromorphite crystals. Some of them show parallel growths. With a color zoning that varies between grass green in the center to beige-green on terminal pinacoidal faces. These specimens have been determined by isotopic studies with equal results to those of this mine. This sample is from an old German mineral collection.


Size: 4,2 x 2,5 x 1,9 cm.
Main crystal: 5 x 3 mm.
Found in ±1980

 

RM621   Ferro-actinolite with magnetite and pyrite

Valuengo, Jerez de Caballeros, Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain

A very rich group of prismatic crystals of ferro-actinolite of intense green, near to black color, brilliant, defined, with flattened terminal faces and some with pyrite on them. Aesthetics is excellent and the vertical disposition of the crystals makes this piece a different sample.
They are disposed on a matrix of albite with several rounded and brilliant magnetite crystals. Also with small pyrite with complex and interesting forms. This specimen is an excellent representative for the species and more, if possible, for this Spanish locality.


Size: 11,0 x 7,7 x 6,5 cm.
Main crystal: 18 x 2 mm.
Found in ±1980's.

 

RM692   Turquoise

Cerro de las Minas, Mérida, Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain

From a recent finding in an outcrop close to the Proserpina reservoir, near of the interesting city of Mérida (Badajoz). This specimen shows small turquoise crystals forming botryoidal aggregates with a nice bluish and greenish tones, partially covered by a second generation of more yellowish crystals. We'll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer. A Spanish novelty.


Size: 8,4 x 4,7 x 2,5 cm.
Found in 2013.

 

RM1258   Turquoise

Cerro de las Minas, Mérida, Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain

From a recent finding in an outcrop close to the Proserpina reservoir, near of the interesting city of Mérida (Badajoz). This specimen shows small turquoise crystals forming botryoidal aggregates with a nice bluish and greenish tones, partially covered by a second generation of more yellowish crystals. We'll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.


Size: 6.9 x 6.5 x 2.4 cm.
Found in 2013.

 

RM1258   Turquoise

Cerro de las Minas, Mérida, Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain

From a 2013 finding in an outcrop close to the Proserpina reservoir, near of the interesting city of Mérida (Badajoz). This specimen shows small turquoise crystals forming botryoidal aggregates with a nice bluish and greenish tones, partially covered by a second generation of more yellowish crystals. We'll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer. A Spanish novelty.


Size: 6.8 x 6.3 x 2.5 cm.
Found in 2013.

 

RM796   Tyuyamunite

Carija hill quarry, Mérida, Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain

This specimen shows a very rich group of small micaceous crystals of tyuyamunite, brilliant and intense yellow color, contrasting on the matrix. The piece was labeled as francevillite, but we have performed SEM-EDS analysis that refers to the tyuyamunite species. The results indicated the presence of uranium, calcium, vanadium, and few silicium, thus move away from the francevillite containing barium and lead, together with vanadium and uranium. Results will be send to the buyer. From a Spanish mine not well represented in collections.


Size: 6,0 x 4,7 x 3,5 cm.

Ex-col. Carbonell, nº 3169.
Fluorescent under long wave UV


 

RM1661   Andradite-Grossular with magnetite and albite

Oliva de Jerez skarn, Oliva de la Frontera, Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain

Group of sharp andradite-grossular crystals, with an exceptional brilliance and a brown color, near to black. They show clear faces of the dodecahedron and the trapezohedron. Disposed on the matrix, contrasting with the white albite and small octahedral crystals of magnetite. A sample of the former Daunis collection; from a Spanish locality not well represented in collections.


Size: 9.0 x 6.8 x 4.5 cm.
Main crystal: 6 x 5 mm.
Found in ca. 1960's

Ex-col Daunis (Barcelona)
Analyzed specimen with report


 

RM1900   Arsenopyrite with quartz

La Parrilla (qaurry Adelaida) mine, Almoharín, Cáceres, Extremadura, Spain

Samples of the tungsten mine of the Parrilla are very difficult to obtain today. This specimen comes from the Manchion collection and was acquired from Dr. Joan Viñals in 1991. It shows us a druse of quartz with groups of arsenopyrite crystals stand out, with very well defined faces and edges, good brightness, interpenetrated and complete. The Parrilla was a large tungsten mine, nowadays inactive. With the Manchion handwriten label.


Size: 8 x 5.5 x 4.5 cm.
Main crystal: 7 mm
Found in ±1991.

Col. J.M. Manchion, Barcelona. Num. 521.
Classic locality


Price: 75 €Buy
 

RM1888   Anatase

Puerto de los Castaños, Cañaveral, Cáceres, Extremadura, Spain

A very rich anatase specimen from this classic Spanish locality. Crystals are showing a defined tetragonal bipyramidal form, with striated faces. Intense color of toasted honey, translucent and brilliant. On a quartz matrix. This sample is on the corresponding page in mindat and is one of the best I've seen, not easy to find. It comes from the Marí-García collection (Castelló, Spain) and we will send label to the buyer.


Size: 7.2 x 3.7 x 3.5 cm.
Main crystal: 2.5 mm.
Found in 2000

Col. M. Marí - A. García (Castelló).


 
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