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RM3008   Fehrite and devilline

Les Ferreres mine, Rocabruna, Camprodon, Girona, Catalunya, Spain

Fehrite is a recent new species found in Almeria (Spain). Some years ago (2012) we identified this species in the Les Ferreres mine (Camprodon) but unfortunatelly we didn't have enough sample to finish detrmination and structural studies. Recently we found some more samples and the characterization was carried out based on the results obtained from the application of various analytical techniques: SEM-EDS, Raman and X-ray diffraction. Les Ferreres mine is the second locality worldwide for the species. We will send all reports to the buyer.
In this Catalan mine, fehrite appears as elongated elongated tabular to fibrous crystals, with a delicate bluish-green tone, and fibrous terminations. Usually, it is accompanied by devilline (blue) and brochantite (green). It is the magnesium analogue of ktenasite.


Size: 2.3 x 1.1 x 1 cm.
Found in ±2019.

Analyzed specimen with report


Price: 70 €Buy
 

RM2987   Fehrite and devilline

Les Ferreres mine, Rocabruna, Camprodon, Girona, Catalunya, Spain

Fehrite is a recent new species found in Almeria (Spain). Some years ago (2012) we identified this species in the Les Ferreres mine (Camprodon) but unfortunatelly we didn't have enough sample to finish detrmination and structural studies. Recently we found some more samples and the characterization was carried out based on the results obtained from the application of various analytical techniques: SEM-EDS, Raman and X-ray diffraction. Les Ferreres mine is the second locality worldwide for the species. We will send all reports to the buyer.
In this Catalan mine, fehrite appears as elongated elongated tabular to fibrous crystals, with a delicate bluish-green tone, and fibrous terminations. Usually, it is accompanied by devilline (blue) and brochantite (green). It is the magnesium analogue of ktenasite.


Size: 2.1 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm.
Found in ±2019.

Analyzed specimen with report


 

RM2981   Fluorite and quartz

Sant Marçal (Matagalls) mines, Sant Marçal, Massís del Montseny, Viladrau, Girona, Catalunya, Spain

Fluorite specimens from Sant Marçal mines usually appear as aggregates of cubic crystals, defined, sometimes sprinkled or partially covered by quartz crystals. Yellow to greenish tones are the usual ones. Specimens with violet to bluish colors (depending on the type of incident light) are much less frequent and highly appreciated by collectors. These specimens we offer were collected at the beginning of the 70s. Some small nick, very common in these specimens, without affecting the quality. In this specimen we can observe cubic crystals with this bluish to greenish tone, translucent and disposed on a characteristic ochy "pegmatite" matrix. They are partially covered and on with small but brilliant quartz crystals.


Size: 10 x 5.7 x 4.4 cm.
Main crystal: 9 mm. edge.
Found in ±1970.

Fluorescent under long wave UV
Price: 60 €Buy
 

RM2980   Quartz, amethyst var., and fluorite

Sant Marçal (Matagalls) mines, Sant Marçal, Massís del Montseny, Viladrau, Girona, Catalunya, Spain

The Matagalls fluorite mines are located in the Montseny massif. They are well known for fluorite, but also for quartz crystals of the amethyst variety like ones shown in this specimen. Numerous amethyst crystals are disposed on a matrix upholstered by yellowish-green fluorite, partially covered by small very brilliant calcite crystals.


Size: 8.8 x 8.2 x 4 cm.
Found in ±1970.

Fluorescent under long wave UV
 

RM2979   Fluorite and quartz

Sant Marçal (Matagalls) mines, Sant Marçal, Massís del Montseny, Viladrau, Girona, Catalunya, Spain

Fluorite specimens from Sant Marçal mines usually appear as aggregates of cubic crystals, defined, sometimes sprinkled or partially covered by quartz crystals. Yellow to greenish tones are the usual ones. Specimens with violet to bluish or green colors (depending on the type of incident light) are much less frequent and highly appreciated by collectors. These specimens we offer were collected at the beginning of the 70s. In this specimen we can observe cubic crystals with this bluish tone, translucent and disposed on a characteristic ochy "pegmatite" matrix. They are partially covered with small but brilliant quartz crystals.


Size: 6.7 x 6.5 x 3.6 cm.
Main crystal: 1.1 cm.
Found in ±1970.

Fluorescent under long wave UV
Price: 55 €Buy
 

RM2969   Fluorite and quartz

Sant Marçal (Matagalls) mines, Sant Marçal, Massís del Montseny, Viladrau, Girona, Catalunya, Spain

Fluorite specimens from Sant Marçal mines usually appear as aggregates of cubic crystals, defined, sometimes sprinkled or partially covered by quartz crystals. Yellow to greenish tones are the usual ones. Specimens with violet to bluish or green colors (depending on the type of incident light) are much less frequent and highly appreciated by collectors. These specimens we offer were collected at the beginning of the 70s. In this specimen we can observe cubic crystals with this bluish to greyish tone, translucent and disposed on a characteristic ochy "pegmatite" matrix. They are partially covered with small but brilliant quartz crystals.

The Sant Marçal mines (also known as Matagalls mines) are located in the Montseny massif, on the eastern slope of the Matagalls peak (1,700 m). Mining works were carried out at 1,250 to 1,350 m of altitude. The municipality corresponds to Viladrau. Mining in this type of deposits in this area and surrounding areas had been focused on the extraction of minerals of Pb, Zn, F and Ba. Together with the Osor and Tagamanent deposits, the Rigròs main vein from Sant Marçal mines is one of the most important in terms of fluorite extraction. Although there are other less thin mineralized veins in the area. These veins are embedded in granodiorite rock, which locally present metric dikes with a pegmatite texture. the granodiorites are usually altered to "sauló" (coarse-grained sand with micas, clays and quartz grains) and in some specimens it forms part of the matrix. The paragenesis of these veins: fluorite, baryte, galena, pyrite, chalcopyrite and quartz (often amethyst variety). They were mined until the mid-90s and have been partially restored. Currently this area belongs to the Montseny Natural Park, so the collection of specimens is totally prohibited.

 


Size: 5.5 x 3.5 x 3.2 cm.
Main crystal: 9 mm. edge.
Found in ±1970.

 

RM2955   Quartz and fluorite

Sant Marçal (Matagalls) mines, Sant Marçal, Massís del Montseny, Viladrau, Girona, Catalunya, Spain

In this specimen we can see a group of bluish fluorite crystals partially covered by a druse of minute but very bright quartz crystals.


Size: 5.3 x 6 x 3.8 cm.
Main crystal: 8 mm. fluorita
Found in ±1985.

Price: 45 €Buy
 

RM2943   Quartz, amethyst var., and fluorite

Sant Marçal (Matagalls) mines, Sant Marçal, Massís del Montseny, Viladrau, Girona, Catalunya, Spain

The Matagalls fluorite mines are located in the Montseny massif. They are well known for fluorite, but also for quartz crystals of the amethyst variety like ones shown in this specimen. Numerous amethyst crystals are disposed on a matrix upholstered by yellowish-green fluorite, partially covered by small very brilliant calcite crystals.


Size: 9.6 x 5.4 x 5 cm.
Found in ±1970.

Fluorescent under long wave UV
 

RM2942   Baryte

Osor mines, Osor, Girona, Catalunya, Spain

Baryte specimens from this classic Catalan mine are rare on the market. In this piece we can see a large group of interpenetrated crystals, highlighting some of them with clearly visible faces. They have a slightly yellowish color and are translucent. This specimen comes from the Joan Astor collection.


Size: 6.7 x 4.7 x 4.5 cm.
Main crystal: 2.6 cm.
Found in ±1975.

Col. Joan Astor (Barcelona).
Classic locality


 

RM2915   Fehrite and devilline

Les Ferreres mine, Rocabruna, Camprodon, Girona, Catalunya, Spain

Fehrite is a recent new species found in Almeria (Spain). Some years ago (2012) we identified this species in the Les Ferreres mine (Camprodon) but unfortunatelly we didn't have enough sample to finish detrmination and structural studies. Recently we found some more samples and the characterization was carried out based on the results obtained from the application of various analytical techniques: SEM-EDS, Raman and X-ray diffraction. Les Ferreres mine is the second locality worldwide for the species. We will send all reports to the buyer.
In this Catalan mine, fehrite appears as elongated elongated tabular to fibrous crystals, with a delicate bluish-green tone, and fibrous terminations. Usually, it is accompanied by devilline (blue) and brochantite (green). It is the magnesium analogue of ktenasite.


Size: 2.9 x 2.1 x 0.8 cm.
Found in ±2019.

Analyzed specimen with report


 

RM2914   Fehrite

Les Ferreres mine, Rocabruna, Camprodon, Girona, Catalunya, Spain

Fehrite is a recent new species found in Almeria (Spain). Some years ago (2012) we identified this species in the Les Ferreres mine (Camprodon) but unfortunatelly we didn't have enough sample to finish detrmination and structural studies. Recently we found some more samples and the characterization was carried out based on the results obtained from the application of various analytical techniques: SEM-EDS, Raman and X-ray diffraction. Les Ferreres mine is the second locality worldwide for the species. We will send all reports to the buyer.
In this Catalan mine, fehrite appears as elongated elongated tabular to fibrous crystals, with a delicate bluish-green tone, and fibrous terminations. Usually, it is accompanied by devilline (blue) and brochantite (green). It is the magnesium analogue of ktenasite.


Size: 1.4 x 1.2 x 0.8 cm.
Found in ±2019.

Analyzed specimen with report


 

RM2858   Fehrite and devilline

Les Ferreres mine, Rocabruna, Camprodon, Girona, Catalunya, Spain

Fehrite is a recent new species found in Almeria (Spain). Some years ago (2012) we identified this species in the Les Ferreres mine (Camprodon) but unfortunatelly we didn't have enough sample to finish detrmination and structural studies. Recently we found some more samples and the characterization was carried out based on the results obtained from the application of various analytical techniques: SEM-EDS, Raman and X-ray diffraction. Les Ferreres mine is the second locality worldwide for the species. We will send all reports to the buyer.
In this Catalan mine, fehrite appears as elongated elongated tabular to fibrous crystals, with a delicate bluish-green tone, and fibrous terminations. Usually, it is accompanied by devilline (blue) and brochantite (green). It is the magnesium analogue of ktenasite.


Size: 3.4 x 2.6 x 2.4 cm.
Found in ±2019.

Analyzed specimen with report


 

RM2815   Schorl (tourmaline)

Cap de Creus, Cadaqués - El Port de la Selva, Girona, Catalunya, Spain

The schorl specimens from Cap de Creus are well known to Spanish mineral collectors. This specimen from the 70s of the last century shows us a striated prism and defined facets of the terminal faces, something unusual. This area of the NE of Catalonia is now a Natural Park and it is totally forbidden to extract specimens.


Size: 5.9 x 4.4 x 3.4 cm.
Main crystal: 1.5 x 1 cm.
Found in ±1970.

Col. Joan Astor (Barcelona).
Classic locality
 

RM2671   Andalusite

Cap de Creus, Cadaqués - El Port de la Selva, Girona, Catalunya, Spain

Andalusite specimen from Cap de Creus (Cape), with pink tones and quite crystalline. The Cap de Creus Natural Park was the first maritime-terrestrial park in Catalonia. It was created in 1998 and protects a large part of the Cap de Creus peninsula. Currently totally prohibited to collect minerals in this area.


Size: 6 x 3.4 x 2.8 cm.
Found in ± 1976.

Col. Joan Astor (Barcelona).
Classic locality


 

RM2655   Quartz (amethyst var.) and fluorite

Sant Marçal (Matagalls) mines, Sant Marçal, Massís del Montseny, Viladrau, Girona, Catalunya, Spain

Very "brilliant" specimen in the shape of a druse, with a pegmatitic matrix, accompanied by yellow fluorite crystals and upholstered with really brilliant quartz crystals, with an amethyst tone. These specimens were a rarity then and today.

The Sant Marçal mines (also known as Matagalls) are located in the Montseny massif, on the eastern slope of the Matagalls peak (1,700m). The works are between about 1,250 to 1,350 m of altitude. The municipal term corresponds to Viladrau. Mining in this type of deposits in this area and surrounding areas has focused on the extraction of minerals of Pb, Zn, F and Ba. Together with the Osor and Tagamanent deposits, the Rigròs vein of Sant Marçal mines is one of the most important in terms of the extraction of fluorite. Mines were operated until the mid-1990s and have been partially restored. Currently this area belongs to the Montseny Natural Park, so the collection of specimens is totally prohibited.

 


Size: 8.2 x 7.7 x 3 cm.
Main crystal: 9 mm.
Found in ca. 1970's.

Classic locality
 

RM2638   Fluorite with quartz (amethyst var.)

Sant Marçal (Matagalls) mines, Sant Marçal, Massís del Montseny, Viladrau, Girona, Catalunya, Spain

Good sized specimen formed by a druse of cubic fluorite crystals with a yellow, slightly greenish, color. Translucent and with color zoning on some edges. They are partially covered by aggregates of quartz crystals with a soft amethyst tone. These specimens were a classic of this mine, but many years ago. These mines were operated until the mid-1990s and have been partially restored. Currently this area belongs to the Montseny Natural Park, so the collection of specimens is totally prohibited.


Size: 11 x 7.4 x 4 cm.
Main crystal: 1.9 cm.
Found in ca. 1970's.

Classic locality
 

RM2649   Andradite, andradite-grossular

Fra Joan area, Costabona Mt., Setcases, Girona, Catalunya, Spain

Group of andradite crystals with the dominant forms of the dodecahedron. Intense color and good size. Partially corroded by fluids. Specimens from this mine have been analyzed indicating that it is andradite, although zonation with grossular cannot be discarded. Included in the matrix we can see some scheelite crystals. The Fra Joan area is a classic of Catalan mineralogy, located at an altitude of more than 1,600 m, a mineralization associated with a skarn. Specimens of this size are difficult to find.


Size: 8.6 x 6.7 x 5.5 cm.
Main crystal: 1.6 cm.
Found in ca. 1980's.

Classic locality
 

RM2648   Andradite, andradite-grossular

Fra Joan area, Costabona Mt., Setcases, Girona, Catalunya, Spain

Group of andradite crystals with the dominant forms of the dodecahedron. Intense color and good size. Partially corroded by fluids. Specimens from this mine have been analyzed indicating that it is andradite, although zonation with grossular cannot be discarded. Included in the matrix we can see some scheelite crystals. The Fra Joan area is a classic of Catalan mineralogy, located at an altitude of more than 1,600 m, a mineralization associated with a skarn. Specimens of this size are difficult to find.


Size: 7.5 x 7 x 4.8 cm.
Main crystal: 1.5 cm.
Found in ca. 1980's.

Classic locality
 

RM2647   Grossular-Andradite and scheelite

Roca del Turó (Turón) mine, Costabona Mt., Espinavell, Molló, Girona, Catalunya, Spain

Group of andradite crystals with the dominant forms of the dodecahedron, although we can observe some edges finely beveled by the trapezohedron. Intense color and luster. Specimens from this mine have been analyzed indicating that it is andradite, this specimen is mainly grossular. It is accompanied by small octahedral scheelite crystals of a white color, highly fluorescent under SW-UV light. The Roca del Turó mine is a classic of Catalan mineralogy, located at an altitude of more than 1,600 m, that mined a mineralization associated with a skarn. Specimens of this size are difficult to find.


Size: 7.2 x 3 cm.6.7 x
Main crystal: 1.1 cm.
Found in ca. 1980's.

Fluorescent under short wave UV


 

RM2646   Andradite

Roca del Turó (Turón) mine, Costabona Mt., Espinavell, Molló, Girona, Catalunya, Spain

Group of andradite crystals with the dominant forms of the dodecahedron, although we can observe some edges finely beveled by the trapezohedron. Intense color and luster. Specimens from this mine have been analyzed indicating that it is andradite, although zonation with grossular cannot be discarded. Included in the matrix we can see some scheelite crystals. The Roca del Turó mine is a classic of Catalan mineralogy, located at an altitude of more than 1,600 m, that mined a mineralization associated with a skarn. Specimens of this size are difficult to find.


Size: 7.2 x 6.2 x 3.7 cm.
Main crystal: 14 mm.
Found in ca. 1980's.

Classic locality
 

RM2645   Andradite and quartz

Fra Joan area, Costabona Mt., Setcases, Girona, Catalunya, Spain

Group of good size andradite crystals with the dominant forms of the dodecahedron. Intense color and with quartz crystals. Specimens from this mine have been analyzed indicating that it is andradite, although zonation with grossular cannot be discarded. The Fra Joan area is a classic of Catalan mineralogy, located at an altitude of more than 1,600 m, a mineralization associated with a skarn. Specimens of this size are difficult to find.


Size: 6 x 5.5 x 3.2 cm.
Main crystal: 1.5 cm.
Found in ca. 1980's.

Classic locality
 

RM2640   Andradite and scheelite

Roca del Turó (Turón) mine, Costabona Mt., Espinavell, Molló, Girona, Catalunya, Spain

Group of andradite crystals with the dominant forms of the dodecahedron, although we can observe some edges finely beveled by the trapezohedron. Intense color and luster. Specimens from this mine have been analyzed indicating that it is andradite, although zonation with grossular cannot be discarded. It is accompanied by small octahedral scheelite crystals of a white color, highly fluorescent under SW-UV light. The Roca del Turó mine is a classic of Catalan mineralogy, located at an altitude of more than 1,600 m, that mined a mineralization associated with a skarn. Specimens of this size are difficult to find.


Size: 6.9 x 5.3 x 3.4 cm.
Main crystal: 3.5 mm scheelite
Found in ca. 1980's.

Fluorescent under short wave UV


 

RM2642   Andradite and scheelite

Roca del Turó (Turón) mine, Costabona Mt., Espinavell, Molló, Girona, Catalunya, Spain

Group of andradite crystals with the dominant forms of the dodecahedron, although we can observe some edges finely beveled by the trapezohedron. Intense color and luster. Specimens from this mine have been analyzed indicating that it is andradite, although zonation with grossular cannot be discarded. It is accompanied by small octahedral scheelite crystals of a white color, highly fluorescent under SW-UV light. The Roca del Turó mine is a classic of Catalan mineralogy, located at an altitude of more than 1,600 m, that mined a mineralization associated with a skarn. Specimens of this size are difficult to find.


Size: 6.2 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm.
Found in ca. 1980's.

Fluorescent under short wave UV


 

RM2639   Grossular-Andradite and scheelite

Roca del Turó (Turón) mine, Costabona Mt., Espinavell, Molló, Girona, Catalunya, Spain

Group of andradite crystals with the dominant forms of the dodecahedron, although we can observe some edges finely beveled by the trapezohedron. Intense color and luster. Specimens from this mine have been analyzed indicating that it is andradite, although zonation with grossular has been detrmined. It is accompanied by small octahedral scheelite crystals of a white color, highly fluorescent under SW-UV light. The Roca del Turó mine is a classic of Catalan mineralogy, located at an altitude of more than 1,600 m, that mined a mineralization associated with a skarn. Specimens of this size are difficult to find.


Size: 7.7 x 6.4 x 3.5 cm.
Found in ca. 1980's.

Fluorescent under short wave UV


 

RM2644   Grossular-Andradite and quartz

Roca del Turó (Turón) mine, Costabona Mt., Espinavell, Molló, Girona, Catalunya, Spain

Group of good sized andradite crystals with the dominant forms of the dodecahedron. Intense color and luster. Specimens from this mine have been analyzed indicating that it is andradite, although zonation with grossular cannot be discarded. The Roca del Turó mine is a classic of Catalan mineralogy, located at an altitude of more than 1,600 m, that mined a mineralization associated with a skarn. Specimens of this size are difficult to find.


Size: 8.4 x 5.2 x 5 cm.
Main crystal: 2 cm.
Found in ca. 1980's.

Classic locality
 
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