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RM2405   Goethite and limonite

Trinidad mine, Benalmádena, Málaga, Andalucía, Spain

Stalactitic limonite and goethite specimens from Benalmádena (Málaga) have a remarkable aesthetic due to their orange colors, with dark tones... This specimen shows very marked stalactitic growths. From the Astor collection (Barcelona).

Size: 7.7 x 5.4 x 3.7 cm.
Found in ca. 1983.

Col. J. Astor (Barcelona).
Classic locality


RM1528   Blue quartz with magnesio-riebeckite

La Juanona Quarry, Antequera, Málaga, Andalucía, Spain

Group of blue quartz crystals, bright, some of them forming complex groups and other ones isolated, doubly terminated. They show short prisms along with developed terminal rhombohedral faces. Intense blue gray color due to amphibole inclusions. The matrix is partially covered with magnesium-riebeckite fibers. Very aesthetic specimen.

Size: 10.5 x 8.0 x 2.5 cm.


RM1171   Goethitized pyrite

Llanos de Arenalejos, Carratraca, Málaga, Andalucía, Spain

A very rich group of goethitized pyrite crystals, covered by a thin layer of limonite, from this classic Spanish locality. Defined crystals and orange color. Good size specimen.

Size: 14.0 x 11.0 x 4.2 cm.
Main crystal: 22 x 20 mm.
Found in 2005.


RM465   Calcite

La Araña quarry, La Cala, Málaga, Andalucía, Spain

Although our country is rich in different forms of calcite, we want to emphasize on this specimen that shows two generations of crystal growth. The first generation calcite clusters have a good size and orange to yellowish pastel tones. With an elongated striated prism and rhombohedral terminal top forms. They are translucent and brilliant, with echeloned growths on faces.
A second generation of small, but transparent and brilliant calcite crystals, is disposed near to perpendicular on the prism of the first generation. A colored and strongly fluorescent calcite from la Cala.

Size: 7,5 x 5,5 x 3,8 cm.
Main crystal: 2,5 x 1,1 cm.

Fluorescent under long wave UV