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RM996   Sphalerite

Troya mine, Troi, Mutiloa, Gipuzkoa, Euskadi, Spain

Excellent sphalerite miniature from this Basque classic mine. It shows a group of brilliant crystals, with a good size, defined faces and slightly curved edges. Good transparence with dark toasted honey-colored tones. Troya mine was closed in 1993, only a few years before these specimens were collected in 1990. Nowadays the mine is collapsed and flooded.

 


Size: 3.5 x 3.0 x 1.8 cm.

 

RM995   Sphalerite with calcite

Troya mine, Troi, Mutiloa, Gipuzkoa, Euskadi, Spain

Large group of sphalerite crystals with an exceptional brilliance, honey color and transparency that allows light to play with the honey colors. Peppered by small crystals of calcite showing flattened shapes of the rhombohedral and prism. A little gemmy miniature. Troya mine was closed in 1993, only a few years before these specimens were collected in 1990. Nowadays the mine is collapsed and flooded.


Size: 3.6 x 3.4 x 1.8 cm.

 

RM352   Sphalerite with dolomite

Troya Mine, Troi, Mutiloa, Gipuzkoa, Euskadi, Spain

Excellent sphalerite specimen from this Basque classic mine. It shows a matrix of sulfides covered by several brilliant crystals, with defined faces and  slightly curved edges. Good transparence with toasted honey-colored tones. It is accompanied by groups of orange color rhombohedral dolomite crystals. Really representative specimen.
Troya Mine was closed in 1993, only a few years before these specimens were collected in 1990. Nowadays the mine is collapsed and flooded. This specimen was in a former German mineral collection since then.


Size: 6,1 x 5,0 x 3,5 cm.
Main crystal: 5 x 5 mm.
Found in 1990

Num. col. 137.
 

RM412   Sphalerite with dolomite

Troya mine, Troi, Mutiloa, Gipuzkoa, Euskadi, Spain

A huge size specimen formed by several groups of brilliant sphalerite crystals, showing a perfect brilliance and curved faces and edges. Transparence is quite good and shows toasted honey tones. Accompanied by several dolomite rhombohedrons on matrix.
Troya Mine was closed in 1993, only a few years before these specimens were collected in 1990. Nowadays the mine is collapsed and flooded. This specimen was in a former German mineral collection since then.

 


Size: 10,4 x 9,3 x 3,5 cm.
Main crystal: 4x4 mm.
Found in ±1990



 

RM360   Sphalerite with siderite

Troya Mine, Troi, Mutiloa, Gipuzkoa, Euskadi, Spain

A very brilliant specimen of this classic Basque mine. It shows a sphalerite matrix partially covered with brilliant sphalerite crystals, with slightly curved faces and edges. Good transparency and toasted honey color. It is accompanied by several greenish siderite rhombohedral crystals (up to 9 mm.), with some dolomite. A very aesthetic specimen.
Troya Mine was closed in 1993, only a few years before these specimens were collected in 1990. Nowadays the mine is collapsed and flooded. This specimen was in a former German mineral collection since then.

 


Size: 5,0 x 3,3 x 3,2 cm.
Main crystal: 10 x 9 mm.
Found in 1990.

Num. col. 129.


 

RM350   Sphalerite with siderite and dolomite

Troya Mine, Troi, Mutiloa, Gipuzkoa, Euskadi, Spain

This sample shows two mineralized sides. A first one totally covered by brilliant sphalerite crystals, with complex and curved faces and edges. Good transparence with toasted honey tones. Accompanied by few crystals of siderite. The other specimen side is partially covered by several yellowish-white dolomite crystals and flattened, brilliant and defined rhombohedrons of siderite with greenish tones.
Troya Mine was closed in 1993, only a few years before these specimens were collected in 1990. Nowadays the mine is collapsed and flooded. This specimen was in a former German mineral collection since then.


Size: 8,0 x 7,5 x 4,0 cm.
Main crystal: 5 x 4 mm.
Found in 1990

Num. col. 159.
 

RM357   Sphalerite with siderite and dolomite

Troya Mine, Troi, Mutiloa, Gipuzkoa, Euskadi, Spain

Excellent sphalerite specimen from this Basque classic mine. It shows a matrix of sulfides covered by several brilliant crystals, with defined faces and  slightly curved edges. Good transparence with toasted honey-colored tones. It is accompanied by groups of orange color rhombohedral dolomite crystals. Really representative specimen.
Troya Mine was closed in 1993, only a few years before these specimens were collected in 1990. Nowadays the mine is collapsed and flooded. This specimen was in a former German mineral collection since then.


Size: 6,3 x 5,2 x 3,7 cm.
Main crystal: 8 x 8 mm.
Found in 1990.

Num. col. 50.
 

RM359   Sphalerite with siderite and dolomite

Troya Mine, Troi, Mutiloa, Gipuzkoa, Euskadi, Spain

A very nice specimen of this classic Basque mine. It shows a sphalerite matrix with vugs layered by brilliant sphalerite crystals, defined faces and slightly curved edges. Good transparency and toasted honey color. It is accompanied by some greenish siderite rhombohedral crystals partially covered by iron oxydes. Also some minute orange dolomite crystals. Different one.
Troya Mine was closed in 1993, only a few years before these specimens were collected in 1990. Nowadays the mine is collapsed and flooded. This specimen was in a former German mineral collection since then.


Size: 5,5 x 4,3 x 2,6 cm.
Main crystal: 5 x 4 mm.
Found in 1990.

Num. col. 854.


 

RM2015   Sphalerite, dolomite and siderite

Troya Mine, Troi, Mutiloa, Gipuzkoa, Euskadi, Spain

A very nice specimen of this classic Basque mine. It shows a dolomitic matrix partially covered by brilliant sphalerite crystals, defined faces and slightly curved edges. Excellent transparence and toasted honey color. It is accompanied by some greenish siderite rhombohedral crystals and dolomite crystals. A complete and brilliant specimen from this mine. From the Manchion Collection.
Troya Mine was closed in 1993, only a few years before these specimens were collected in 1990. Nowadays the mine is collapsed and flooded. This specimen was in a former German mineral collection since then.


Size: 7.8 x 6.8 x 3 cm.
Found in ±1989

Col. Manchion #479, Expominer 1989.


Price: 90 €Buy
 

RM994   Siderite with sphalerite

Troya mine, Troi, Mutiloa, Gipuzkoa, Euskadi, Spain

Aesthetic specimen of this classic Basque mine that shows a matrix with numerous small sphalerite crystals, honey to orange color, transparent and brilliant. Partially covered by groups of rhombohedral siderite with a staggered growth. With good size, slightly curved faces and edges and very characteristic green color. A very aesthetic specimen.
Troya mine was closed in 1993, only a few years before these specimens were collected in 1990. Nowadays the mine is collapsed and flooded.


Size: 4.8 x 4.8 x 2.7 cm.
Main crystal: 15 x 15 mm.

 
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