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RM3000   Phosgenite, Anglesite and Galena

Monteponi, Iglesias, Carbonia-Iglesias, Sardegna, Italy

The Monteponi phosgenite specimens are a classic of European and worldwide mineralogy. This specimen shows us two differentiated zones. One with a group of phosgenite crystals in parallel growth accompanied by a well defined prismatic crystal. Translucent and with the classic honey gray tone. They are disposed on a galena matrix with numerous anglesite crystals. This specimen belongs with the label of the René Hubin collection (Belgium).

Size: 7.2 x 5.8 x 4.1 cm.
Main crystal: 1 cm.

Col. René Hubin (Neupré, Belgium).


RM2934   Analcime

Monte Iscoba, Nulvi, Sassari, Sardegna, Italy

Druse of analcime crystals, very brilliant, transparent, and with very well-defined faces and edges. A specimen of fine quality for this Italian locality.


Size: 7 x 4.8 x 4.4 cm.
Main crystal: 4.5 mm.

Ex. Max Caldera

RM2887   Clinoptilolite-Ca

Lidone Mt., Nulvi, Sassari, Sardegna, Italy

In a tuff andesitic volcanic rocky matrix we can observe several cavities that contain aggregates of colorless, bright clinoptilolite crystals. Specimens from this Italian locality are not common.

Size: 6.7 x 5.6 x 4 cm.
Main crystal: 1.5 mm.


RM2210   Baryte

Muscadroxius-Genna Tres Montis Mine, Silius, Sarrabus-Gerrei, Sardegna, Italy

Group of prismatic baryte crystals, doubly terminated and well defined, with good luster and transparency. They are disposed very aerially on the matrix. The history of the Silius mines begins in the first decades of the 20th century, particularly in 1916, when the first research permits were registered for the galena. It was in the early 1950s that the focus was on major fluorite outcrops and in 1953 the first company to obtain the mining concession for the exploitation of the rich fluors of fluorite and galena was created, the Mineraria Silius SpA, active until 2006.

Size: 6.5 x 5.5 x 4.5 cm.
Main crystal: 20 mm.


RM1641   Anglesite & Galena

Monteponi, Iglesias, Carbonia-Iglesias, Sardegna, Italy

Very rich group of anglesite crystals, which show very good transparence, defined faces and edges, formed by first and second order prisms. They are disposed in a cavity of the galena matrix. From a classic Italian locality from where it is not easy to find anglesite specimens of this quality in the market. It comes from the former collection of L. Daunis (Barcelona) with handwriten label.

Size: 6.0 x 5.5 x 4.0 cm.
Main crystal: 15 x 4 mm.


RM1564   Pyromorphite

Ingurtosu, Arbus, Medio Campidano, Sardegna, Italy

On a matrix of stalactitic goethite, with a deep brown color, numerous prismatic crystals of pyromorphite are disposed, many of them doubly terminated, between translucent to transparent and with a delicate green color. The specimens of this Italian mine are very unusual in the market. Very interesting and aesthetic speciumen.

Size: 5.3 x 5.0 x 4.5 cm.
Main crystal: 5 mm

Price: 90 €Reserved


RM1566   Baryte

Santa Lucia mine, Fluminimaggiore, Carbonia-Iglesias, Sardegna, Italy

The baryte specimens of this Italian mine, which finished its work in the 80's, are considered among the best European classics for the species. This specimen presents a rich group of tabular crystals, with sharp edges and faces, excellent transparence and a superb toasted honey color. It emphasizes among them a crystal of more than 5 cm. Nowadays it is very difficult to find these samples with this quality. An European classic.

Size: 8.7 x 4.5 x 4.0 cm.
Main crystal: 5.3 x 2.7 cm.


RM739   Cerussite with Galena

Monteponi, Iglesias, Carbonia-Iglesias, Sardegna, Italy

This specimen is from a former Italian collection of early last century, G. d'Anna. It is known that a so called Giusseppe d'Anna of Telve was a military hero of World War I (see minrec). Also accompanying label store minerals Freiberg Mining Academy (more info). This fact and quality make this sample very special. The piece presents a prismatic crystal of cerussite embedded in a galena matrix. A very interesting and historic specimen.

Size: 5,0 x 4,3 x 3,8 cm.
Main crystal: 14 x12 mm.

Ex-col. G d'Anna (Italia) and Mining Academy Freiberg.
Fluorescent under long wave UV