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RM2848   Stibnite

Baia Sprie, Maramures Co., Romania

Group of very elongated prismatic crystals, in parallel growth, very brilliant. The back side has a coating of quartz microcrystals. A piece from the Astor collection acquired in 1974 from Bailey Minerals (Ángel Jesús Talabán García, Segovia 1942-Madrid 2007).


Size: 6.5 x 3 x 2.2 cm.
Found in ±1974.

Col. Joan Astor (Barcelona).
Price: 45 €Buy
 

RM2822   Twinned sphalerite and galena

Cavnic Mine, Cavnic, Maramures, Romania

A very interesting specimen of sphalerite that shows a very aesthetic cyclic twin, unusual for the species and for this classic mine. Very brlliant, with galena crystals on matrix.


Size: 6.2 x 4.9 x 2.8 cm.
Main crystal: 3 cm.
Found in ±1980.

Col. F. Schweiger (Wien).
Classic locality
 

RM2818   Stibnite and baryte

Baiut, Maramures, Romania

Thick and good size stibnite crystal from this classic Romanian mine. It presents an elongated prism, striated, with an excellent brightness. Very rich in facets in the upper terminal part, with complex bipyramidal faces. Accompanied by baryte cristals as minor matrix. Nowadays it is difficult to find specimens of this quality from this mine. It comes from a former Austrian collection.


Size: 7.6 x 2.3 x 1.4 cm.
Found in ±1970.

Col. F. Schweiger (Wien).
Classic locality
Price: 110 €Buy
 

RM2817   Stibnite

Baiut, Maramures, Romania

Very thick and good size stibnite crystal from this classic Romanian mine. It presents an elongated prism, striated, with an excellent brightness. Very rich in facets in the upper terminal part, with complex bipyramidal faces. On the main crystal we observe a group of crystals of the same mineral, finer, that suppose a second crystallization. Nowadays it is difficult to find specimens of this quality from this mine. It comes from a former Austrian collection.


Size: 6.9 x 1.7 x 1.8 cm.
Found in ±1970.

Col. F. Schweiger (Wien).
Price: 130 €Buy
 

RM2820   Stibnite and dolomite

Herja Mine, Chiuzbaia, Baia Mare, Maramures, Romania

Excellent specimen from Herja mine, a world-class Romanian locality for stibnite. This piece is formed by numerous groups of divergent prismatic crystals, very brilliant and with visible terminal faces. Accompanied by small rhombohedral dolomite crystals. It belongs from a former Austrian collection.


Size: 7.4 x 6.5 x 3.5 cm.
Found in ±1980.

Col. F. Schweiger (Wien).
Classic locality
Price: 195 €Buy
 

RM2816   Stibnite

Herja Mine, Chiuzbaia, Baia Mare, Maramures, Romania

More than an excellent specimen from Herja mine, a world-class Romanian locality for stibnite. This piece, of a very good size, is formed by several groups of thick prismatic crystals with visible terminal faces. We can observe a second generation of thin crystals. Nowadays it is difficult to find samples of this quality, for museum display cases. It belongs from a former Austrian collection.


Size: 13 x 5.7 x 4.5 cm.
Main crystal: 11 x 0.6 cm.
Found in ±1980.

Col. F. Schweiger (Wien).
Classic locality
Price: 300 €Buy
 

RM2819   Stibnite

Herja Mine, Chiuzbaia, Baia Mare, Maramures, Romania

Excellent specimen from Herja mine, a world-class Romanian locality for stibnite. This piece is formed by numerous groups of divergent prismatic crystals, very brilliant and with visible terminal faces. Photographs do not do justice to the beauty of this specimen. Nowadays it is difficult to find samples of this fine quality. It belongs from a former Austrian collection.


Size: 9.8 x 5.6 x 3.7 cm.
Main crystal: 26 x 3 mm.
Found in ±1970.

Col. F. Schweiger (Wien).
Classic locality
 

RM2607   Semseyite with galena, sphalerite and chalcopyrite

Herja Mine, Chiuzbaia, Baia Mare, Maramureș, Romania

Aggregates of laminar semseyite crystals, very brilliant, some with fractures, and on a galena matrix. A classic of Romanian mineralogy. Formerly in the collection of Gerd Resag.


Size: 5.6 x 3.4 x 2.5 cm.
Found in ±1960

Col. Gerd Resag.
 

RM2469   Calcite with chalcopyrite and quartz

Boldut Mine, Cavnic, Maramureș Co., Romania

Aesthetic specimen of calcite crystals that form this semi-globular aggregate, with luster. It is accompanied by a small matrix with quartz and chalcopyrite crystals. A classic from the Romanian mine of Boldut; from the A. Trigo collection (Mataró). It shows an intense fluorescence under LW-UV light.


Size: 5.5 x 5 x 2.9 cm.
Found in ca. 2005.

Col. Antonio Trigo (Mataró).
Fluorescent under long wave UV


 

RM1864   Rhodochrosite with tetrahedrite, chalcopyrite and quartz

Boldut Mine, Cavnic, Maramures, Romania

Nice specimen formed by rosette aggregates of rhodochrosite, with a delicate pink tone, accompanied by tetrahedrite and chalcopyrite crystals. On a matrix with quartz.


Size: 7.5 x 6.8 x 5.8 cm.

 

RM131   Chalcostibite with Tetrahedrite, Quartz and Dolomite

Boldut Mine, Cavnic, Maramures, Romania

Group of small, shiny, gray metallic blades of flattened Chalcostibite crystals, some of them very aerial disposed. Accompanied by brilliant Tetrahedrite and Quartz. Chalcostibite was uncommon at Cavnic mine till 90's finding.


Size: 8.5 x 6.7 x 4.1 cm
Main crystal: 3 x 1 mm

 
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