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RM2667   Celestite and calcite

Tossal Gros quarry, Ivorra, Lleida, Catalunya, Spain

Another well-known locality for celestite specimens in La Segarra (Lleida) is the Tossal Gros quarry (Can Fontanella or Roca quarry). Oligocene lacustrine marls, marly limestones and limestones containing geodes with diagenetic celestite. The grayish matrix is very characteristic. The prismatic, acute crystals, between transparent to translucent, are disposed in the cavities of the marl rock. They are accompanied by calcite crystals. A classic of Catalan mineralogy.


Size: 12 x 9.6 x 4.5 cm.
Main crystal: 1.1 cm.
Found in ca. 1980's.

Classic locality
Price: 55 €Buy
 

RM2666   Celestite and calcite

Tossal Gros quarry, Ivorra, Lleida, Catalunya, Spain

Another well-known locality for celestite specimens in La Segarra (Lleida) is the Tossal Gros quarry (Can Fontanella or Roca quarry). Oligocene lacustrine marls, marly limestones and limestones containing geodes with diagenetic celestite. The grayish matrix is very characteristic. The prismatic, acute crystals, between transparent to translucent, are disposed in the cavities of the marl rock. They are accompanied by calcite crystals. A classic of Catalan mineralogy.


Size: 12 x 9.3 x 5.2 cm.
Main crystal: 1.2 cm.
Found in ca. 1980's.

Classic locality
Price: 55 €Buy
 

RM2668   Celestite and calcite

Costa de l'Aguda, Torà, Lleida, Catalunya, Spain

Rich group of celestite crystals, bright, with transparence and a characteristic bluish tone. They are disposed on a marl matrix upholstered with calcite crystals. This specimen belongs to the first outcrop of the Costa de l'Aguda, in Torà (Lleida).


Size: 12 x 9.2 x 5.7 cm.
Main crystal: 2 cm.
Found in ca. 1980's.

Classic locality
 

RM2665   Celestite, calcite after celestite

Costa de l'Aguda, Torà, Lleida, Catalunya, Spain

A good size nodule of celestite from this classic Catalan locality. Well defined prismatic crystals, some brilliant, some of them partially replaced by calcite, also observing calcite perimorphosis, hollow prismatic crystals, some of them with corroded celestite remaining. This specimen is interesting for this substitution. The vug is covered with calcite crystals. This specimen belongs to the first outcrop of the Costa de l'Aguda, close to the town of Torà, Lleida.


Size: 13.5 x 9.6 x 5.5 cm.
Main crystal: 2.1 cm.
Found in ca. 1980's.

Classic locality
 

RM2570   Analcime and prehnite

Vinyes i Costes quarry, Roca de Sant Julià, Montardit de Dalt, Lleida, Catalunya, Spain

Group of analcime crystals, faceted and translucent to transparent. They are disposed on a rocky matrix partially covered by small prismatic prehnite crystals. From a currently restored quarry.


Size: 7.7 x 6.5 x 3.4 cm.
Main crystal: 6 mm.
Found in ±2017.

 

RM2002   Gahnite

Victoria mine, Val d'Aran, Arres, Lleida, Catalunya, Spain

In this old specimen from Manchion collection we can observe several octahedral gahnite crystals with defined faces and edges, a uniform deep blue color and accompanied by yellowish sphalerite. Such samples are very difficult to obtain and only from time to time appears a classic like this, only from old collections.


Size: 6.5 x 5.3 x 2.8 cm.
Main crystal: 5 mm.

Col. Manchion.


 

RM1841   Anapaite

Vilella stream, Bellver de Cerdanya, Lleida, Catalunya, Spain

This specimen presents a good size nodule, with an internal part with septaria structure, completely covered by very brilliant and transparent green crystals of this rare iron and calcium phosphate. In this specimen we can observe some white aggregates of fluorapatite. Anapaite nodules from the Bellver de la Cerdanya area are a classic of the Catalan and European mineralogy. The materials where these nodules appear are part of the filling of a deep lake of the upper Miocene that developed in the southern part of the Cerdanya basin.

 


Size: 9.4 x 9 x 6 cm.
Found in 2018.

Classic locality


 

RM1842   Anapaite

Vilella stream, Bellver de Cerdanya, Lleida, Catalunya, Spain

This specimen presents a good size couple of nodules, with an internal part with septaria structure, completely covered by very brilliant and transparent green crystals of this rare iron and calcium phosphate. It is not frequent find double specimens. Anapaite nodules from the Bellver de la Cerdanya area are a classic of the Catalan and European mineralogy. The materials where these nodules appear are part of the filling of a deep lake of the upper Miocene that developed in the southern part of the Cerdanya basin.


Size: 14 x 9.5 x 6.5 cm.
Found in 2018.

Classic locality


 

RM1838   Anapaite

Vilella stream, Bellver de Cerdanya, Lleida, Catalunya, Spain

This specimen presents a good size nodule, with an internal part with septaria structure, completely covered by very brilliant and transparent green crystals of this rare iron and calcium phosphate. In this specimen we can observe some crystals with tabular shape, of beige tone, those can correspond to messelite. Anapaite nodules from the Bellver de la Cerdanya area are a classic of the Catalan and European mineralogy. The materials where these nodules appear are part of the filling of a deep lake of the upper Miocene that developed in the southern part of the Cerdanya basin.


Size: 9.5 x 8.5 x 5.5 cm.
Found in 2018.

Classic locality


 

RM1739   Epidote

Les Collades ravine, Casterner de les Olles, Tremp, Lleida, Catalunya, Spain

Groups of fan-shaped epidote crystals, very bright and with transparency and disposed very aerial on the ophite matrix. Intense green color, brightness and transparence. It is currently prohibited to collect in this area. A sample with a good size (12 cm.) and excellent quality, from the classic town of Casterner.


Size: 12.0 x 7.0 x 6.8 cm.
Main crystal: 22 mm.

Classic locality
 

RM1734   Epidote

Les Collades ravine, Casterner de les Olles, Tremp, Lleida, Catalunya, Spain

An excellent specimen formed by numerous epidote crystals, from the classic locality of Casterner. Fan-shaped crystals, they are very bright and with an excellent transparence. Better in "person" than in the pictures. Samples of this quality are already few. It is currently forbiden to collect in the area.


Size: 5.8 x 4.5 x 3.4 cm.
Main crystal: 14 mm.

 

RM1733   Epidote

Les Collades ravine, Casterner de les Olles, Tremp, Lleida, Catalunya, Spain

An excellent specimen formed by numerous epidote crystals, from the classic locality of Casterner. Fan-shaped crystals, they are very bright and with an excellent transparence. Better in "person" than in the pictures. Samples of this quality are already few. It is currently forbiden to collect in the area.


Size: 6.0 x 4.2 x 2.8 cm.
Main crystal: 14 mm xx

 

RM1717   Celestine in coral

Torallola, Conca de Dalt, Lleida, Catalunya, Spain

It is a very old specimen formed by prismatic to tabular crystals of celestine, with a radial disposition and filling a cavity in calcite. The matrix is a fossil coral. Fluorescent under LW-UV light. Good size. A classic of the Catalan mineralogy of old times...


Size: 12.0 x 10.0 x 6.5 cm.
Main crystal: 30 x 2 mm.
Found in 1983.

Col. J.M. Manchion (Barcelona) - No. 55
Fluorescent under long wave UV
Price: 60 €Buy
 

RM1620   Epidote

Les Collades ravine, Casterner de les Olles, Tremp, Lleida, Catalunya, Spain

A huge size and very brilliant druse of prismatic epidote crystals forming fan-shaped forms, with a deep green color. From this classic Catalan locality where nowadays it is forbiden collect specimens.


Size: 11.5 x 11 x 5.5 cm.
Main crystal: 17 x 5 mm.

 

RM1522   Anapaite

Vilella stream, Bellver de Cerdanya, Lleida, Catalunya, Spain

Anapaite nodules of the Bellver de la Cerdanya area are a classic of the Catalan and European mineralogy. The materials where these nodules appear are part of the filling of a deep lake of the upper Miocene that developed in the southern part of the Cerdanya basin.
This specimen presents a good size nodule, with an internal part with a septaria structure, completely covered by small but very brilliant and transparent green crystals of this rare iron and calcium phosphate. We will send both parts and if you want you can preserve them closed... :)


Size: 8.0 x 8.0 x 6.5 cm
Found in 2016

 

RM1246   Schorl and epidote

Les Collades ravine, Casterner de les Olles, Tremp, Lleida, Catalunya, Spain

Rich group of schorl crystals with an intense black color, forming brilliant divergent agreggates, and disposed on a ophitic matrix with epidote crystals. This Catalan locality was well known for its epidote and axinite (Fe) specimens. Along with these species, and on the epidote, appeared from time to time groups of very dark, near black, crystals which once analyzed proved to be tourmaline: schorl.


Size: 9.3 x 7.2 x 5.5 cm.
Main crystal: 14 x 10 mm.
Found in 2012.

 

RM1039   Cobaltoan calcite

Solita mine, Peramea, Lleida, Catalunya, Spain

Fragment of a calcite vein that presents a more rich cobaltoan area which gives this pink tone. An old specimen (ca. 1980) that deserves our attention. From a classic Catalan mine.


Size: 6.4 x 5.3 x 4.3 cm.
Found in ca. 1980.

Fluorescent under long wave UV
 

RM630   Epidote with actinolite

Les Collades ravine, Casterner de les Olles, Tremp, Lleida, Catalunya, Spain

On a rocky matrix of ophite we can enjoy several groups of fan-shaped epidote crystals. Intense green color and excellent brilliance. Prismatic crystals show flattened terminations. Acompanied by a layer of needle like actinolite crystals, fibrous and with a green bluish color. Specimens combining both species are uncommon because many times collectors clean specimens with water and eliminate this delicate formations. From a Catalan locality, a huge size and different aesthetics specimen.


Size: 10,0 x 7,0 x 5,7 cm.
Main crystal: 13 x 13 mm. (aggr)

 

RM436   Quartz with pyrophyllite and Pyrite

Arestui, Llavorsí, Lleida, Catalunya, Spain

A brilliant quartz crystals from a well known Catalan area, in the Pyrenees, very appreciated for the quality of its hyaline crystals. A rich group of quartz crystals showing a elongated prism and developed and deformed rhombohedral terminal faces. Transparence and brilliance are excellent, with very well defined faces and edges. They are partially covered by small aggregates of pyrophyllite, between colorless to slightly yellow, with some goethitized pyrite. These specimens usually occur in geodes and it is very common find them falled down inside the vug; this specimen shows that one of the crystals has been lost, without affecting the beauty of the whole. This huge size sample is a nice representative of the known Llavorsí's quartz crystals.


Size: 9,2 x 7,0 x 4,8 cm.
Main crystal: 3,7 x 1,4 cm.
Found in 2009

Classic locality
 

RM437   Quartz with pyrophyllite

Arestui, Llavorsí, Lleida, Catalunya, Spain

A brilliant quartz crystals from a well known Catalan area, in the Pyrenees, very appreciated for the quality of its hyaline crystals. A rich group of quartz crystals showing a elongated prism and developed and deformed rhombohedral terminal faces. We also observe some of them doubly terminated, highlighting one of them because of their size. Transparence and brilliance are excellent, with very well defined faces and edges. They are partially covered by small aggregates of pyrophyllite, between colorless to slightly yellow, with some goethitized pyrite. No damage. This sample is a nice representative of the known Llavorsí's quartz crystals.


Size: 7,1 x 6,5 x 5,5 cm.
Main crystal: 4,4 x 1,6 cm.
Found in 2009

Precio reducido-Reduced price 145€
 

RM340   Cobaltoan calcite

Solita mine, Peramea, Lleida, Catalunya, Spain

A huge size cobaltoan calcite specimen showing concretionary growths with a good and deep color and covering white aragonite aggregates. 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: 13,0 x 5,5 x 1,0 cm.
Found in ca. 2005

Fluorescent under long wave UV
 
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