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RM2684   Bournonite, galena, pyrite and baryte

La Sanguinede mine, Les Malines, Gard, Occitània, France

These tspecimens from Les Malines are very rare today. Twinned aggregates of bournonite crystals, partially covered by cube octahedral galena, pyrite and sphalerite. They are disposed on a matrix of baryte crystals. These are classics of the largest deposit of lead and zinc in France, whose exploitation dates back to Roman times.


Size: 5.6 x 4.5 x 3.8 cm.
Main crystal: 1.5 cm. aggr.
Found in ± 1974.

Col. Joan Astor (Barcelona).
Classic locality


Price: 65 €Buy
 

RM2675   Axinite-(Fe)

Cime du Cornillon, Bourg d'Oisans, Isère, Rhône-Alpes, France

Group of sharp tabular axinite-(Fe) crystals from this classic French locality. Brilliant, transparent to translucent. The piece belongs from the Joan Astor collection and dates from the late 70s.


Size: 5.7 x 5.2 x 2.2 cm.
Found in ± 1977.

Col. Joan Astor (Barcelona).
Classic locality


Price: 45 €Buy
 

RM2535   Olivenite

Cap Garonne Mine, Le Pradet, Var, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

Druse of small prismatic brilliant olivenite crystals, olive green in color, transparent to translucent. They stand out on the quartz matrix. From this classic French mine. It belongs to the Joan Astor collection (Barcelona), with a handwritten label and another typewritten.


Size: 7.5 x 4.4 x 3.7 cm.
Found in ±1977.

Col. J. Astor, Barcelona.
Classic locality


 

RM2459   Metatorbernite and metaautunite

Margabal, Entraygues-sur-Truyère, Aveyron, Midi-Pyrénées, France

A very rich group of sharp metatorbernite crystals showing tetragonal forms, an intense green color and good luster. It shows polysynthetic and echeloned growths. In some crystals we can observe a yellowish tones in the core which corresponds to metaautunite (fluorescent under UV light). A French mineralogy classic not seen since late 70's.

The walls of the fissures of this mine were covered by smoky quartz crystals. When samples are mined and pull out of the mine, a partially dehydratation occurs (from 12 to 8
H2O molecules) and torbernite become metatorbernite species. Margabal specimens can be classified as metatorbernite.


Size: 4 x 3.4 x 1.7 cm.

Col. J. Astor (Barcelona), ex. J. Viñals.
Presents radioactive activity.
 

RM2267   Hematite and quartz

Tête du Violu, Col de Ste Marie, Ste Marie-aux-Mines, Haut-Rhin, France

On a druse of quartz crystals we can enjoy numerous aggregates of hematite crystals with a hexagonal to rounded shape and conical growth, very curious, with brilliance and brown to reddish color. These specimens come from a fortuitous find in an area very close to the well-knoewn town of Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines. An aesthetic rarity.


Size: 6 x 3 x 2.5 cm.
Main crystal: 3-4 mm.
Found in 2000.

Price: 45 €Buy
 

RM2262   Hematite and quartz

Tête du Violu, Col de Ste Marie, Ste Marie-aux-Mines, Haut-Rhin, France

On a druse of quartz crystals we can enjoy numerous aggregates of hematite crystals with a hexagonal to rounded shape and conical growth, very curious, with brilliance and brown to reddish color. These specimens come from a fortuitous find in an area very close to the well-knoewn town of Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines. An aesthetic rarity.


Size: 6.2 x 3.5 x 3 cm.
Main crystal: 3-4 mm.
Found in 2000.

Price: 45 €Buy
 

RM2010   Bournonite and sphalerite

Mine des Cèdres, Saint-Laurent-le-Minier, Les Malines, Gard, France

Specimen formed by cyclic twins of bournonite, with gray metallic luster. Theyu have rounded faces and edges, good luster and is disposeded on a matrix of defined crystals of sphalerite toasted honey to black tones. A classic from this French mine.


Size: 8.0 x 4.8 x 2.0 cm.
Main crystal: 1.5 cm.

Col. Manchion.
Price: 75 €Buy
 

RM1587   Fluorite and baryte

Bergheim, Ribeauvillé, Haut-Rhin, France

Very rich specimen formed by good size sharp crystals of fluorite, with cubic habit, and very well defined faces and edges, good transparence, intense color between purple and violet with intense zoning. This color zoning becomes very evident when the crystals are exposed to the ultraviolet light (LW), since the fluorescence also presents this zoned cubic geometry. They are accompanied by several tabular crystals of baryte on a matrix layered by small quartz crystals.
These specimens come from the town of Bergheim, known for being on the Alsace wines route. Although fluorite crystals were already known in some of the mining works of the area, these specimens come from a work done in a "domaine" (vineyard) in 2017.


Size: 5.2 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm.
Main crystal: 9 x 9 mm.
Found in 2017.

Fluorescent under long wave UV


 

RM1585   Fluorite and baryte

Bergheim, Ribeauvillé, Haut-Rhin, France

Very rich specimen formed by numerous sharp crystals of fluorite, with cubic habit, and very well defined faces and edges, good transparence, intense color between purple and violet with intense zoning. This color zoning becomes very evident when the crystals are exposed to the ultraviolet light (LW), since the fluorescence also presents this zoned cubic geometry. They are accompanied by several tabular crystals of baryte on a matrix layered by small quartz crystals.
These specimens come from the town of Bergheim, known for being on the Alsace wines route. Although fluorite crystals were already known in some of the mining works of the area, these specimens come from a work done in a "domaine" (vineyard) in 2017.


Size: 6.0 x 4.8 x 4.5 cm.
Main crystal: 6 x 6 mm.
Found in 2017.

Fluorescent under long wave UV


 

RM1583   Hematite and quartz

Brézouard Massif, Ste Marie-aux-Mines, Haut-Rhin, France

This brilliant specimen is an old time hematite from "Le Brézouard", a early 80's finding in the area of Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines. These specimens show a very characteristic hexagonal shape formed by several tabular to laminar brilliant hematite crystals forming aggregates interpenetrated and on a quartz matrix. In this specimen highlights the visibility of the quartz crystals of the matrix, unusual, and the aggregates of small doubly terminated crystals of quartz on the hematite. A very aesthetic and classic specimen for the mining area of Sainte-Marie area.


Size: 7.0 x 5.1 x 1.5 cm.
Main crystal: 11 x 5 mm.
Found in 1980's.

 

RM1584   Hematite and quartz

Brézouard Massif, Ste Marie-aux-Mines, Haut-Rhin, France

This good size brilliant specimen is an old time hematite from "Le Brézouard", a early 80's finding in the area of Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines. These specimens show a very characteristic hexagonal shape formed by several tabular to laminar brilliant hematite crystals forming aggregates interpenetrated and on a quartz matrix. A really classic specimen for French and "Sainte-Marie" mineralogy.


Size: 7.8 x 6.4 x 2.5 cm.
Main crystal: 8 x 4 mm.
Found in 1980's.

 

RM1592   Hematite and quartz

Tête du Violu, Col de Ste Marie, Ste Marie-aux-Mines, Haut-Rhin, France

On a druse of quartz crystals we can enjoy numerous aggregates of hematite crystals with a hexagonal to rounded shape and conical growth, very curious, with brilliance and brown to reddish color. These specimens come from a fortuitous find in an area very close to the well-knoewn town of Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines. An aesthetic rarity.


Size: 7.1 x 6.5 x 3.2 cm.
Main crystal: 3 mm.
Found in 2000.



Price: 40 €Reserved
 

RM1573   Torbernite and quartz

Le Boucheron, Davignac, Corrèze, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

A very rich group of torbernite crystals, with an intense green color, brilliance and excellent transparence. We can observe that close to this rich group, the matrix formed by smoky quartz crystals are sprinkled with tabular and tetragonal prismatic truncated by the pinacoids crystals. An amazing specimen for close observation and a piece from a French locality not represented in collections. This mine was worhked for uranium between 1987 and 1989. Also with the quality label of the collection Alain Martaud and from B. Barrière.


Size: 6.8 x 6.0 x 3.7 cm.

Ex-col. Alain Martaud - B. Barrière
Presents radioactive activity.


 

RM1581   Pyromorphite

Saint-Salvy mine, Saint-Salvy-de-la-Balme, Tarn, France

A very rich specimen formed by several aggregates of acicular to prismatic pyromorphite crystals with an intense green color and silky luster. On a rocky matrix. A French classic from old "times".


Size: 5.3 x 4.0 x 3.5 cm.

 

RM1380   Fluorite with baryte

Chaillac mines, Filón/vein Rossignol, Chaillac, Indre, Centre, France

Exceptional specimen of fluorite from this classic French mine. It shows a group of cubic crystals, interpenetrating, brilliant, intense yellow-orange, translucent to transparent and tiled growths on their faces. It is accompanied by barite tabular crystals. A French classic with a brightness and superior quality for the locality.


Size: 7.0 x 6.4 x 5.0 cm.
Main crystal: 20 x 20 mm.

Excol. Guillert.
Fluorescent under long wave UV


 

RM1382   Fluorite with quartz

Fromelennes, Givet, Ardennes, Champagne-Ardenne, France

Group of cubic fluorite crystals, with defined faces and edges and polysynthetic growths. Purple color with zoning, more intense on edges and good transparency. Hard to see in collections.


Size: 7.7 x 6.7 x 5.0 cm.
Main crystal: 12 x 12 cm.

 

RM1381   Fluorite

Fromelennes, Givet, Ardennes, Champagne-Ardenne, France

Group of cubic fluorite crystals, with defined faces and edges and polysynthetic growths. Purple color with zoning and good transparency. Hard to see in collections.


Size: 9.2 x 7.4 x 4.0 cm.
Main crystal: 12 x 12 mm.

 

RM1279   Pyromorphite with quartz

Mine de La Vidale, Bréziès, Asprières, Decazeville, Aveyron, France

Good sized specimen formed by several globular aggregates of pyromorphite. They are bright, have a yellow slightly green color. They are partially covering a matrix with quartz. These specimens were collected working in old dumps of this French mine. This is one of the best specimens I've seen.


Size: 9.8 x 8.5 x 8.3 cm.
Main crystal: 23 x 20 mm.
Found in 03-2011.

Fluorescent under long wave UV
 

RM1278   Pyromorphite with quartz

Mine de La Vidale, Bréziès, Asprières, Decazeville, Aveyron, France

Good sized doubly terminated pyromorphite crystals. They show curved faces and edges, almost giving spheroidal shapes. They are bright, have a yellow slightly green color. They are partially covering vugs on a matrix with quartz. These specimens were collected working in old dumps of this French mine. This is one of the best specimens I've seen.


Size: 10.0 x 9.1 x 5.5 cm.
Main crystal: 6 x 6 mm.
Found in 03-2011.

Fluorescent under long wave UV
 

RM1253   Arsenic with Löllingite

Gabe Gottes Mine, Sankt Jakob vein, Neuenberg, Ste Marie-aux-Mines, Haut-Rhin, Alsace, France

A very old specimen from Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines. A matrix, full of cavities, those are partially covered by small but brilliant löllingite crystals and arsenic clustered together. With some quartz. We can enjoy this sample under magnification. We have analyzed the specimen and we will send results to the buyer. These specimens are extremely rare on the market.


Size: 6.4 x 5.0 x 4.0 cm.

Ex-col. Eric Martini


 

RM1166   Galena with fluorite and quartz

Fontsante Mine, Saint-Augustin filón/vein, Tanneron, Var, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

Galena crystal on fluorite from Fontsante. The cube crystal is truncated by octahedron faces. It shows a bluish color due to the natural iridescence. Perfectly disposed on a fluorite matrix covered by brilliant small quartz crystals. It was collected in the Saint-Augustin vein (known for its sulphides). It is no easy to find samples with this quality from this French locality. This former fluorite mine started works in 1919 and closed in 1987.


Size: 5.5 x 5.5 x 2.3 cm.
Main crystal: 18 x 17 mm.
Found in ca. 1980's.

Ex-col. Alain Tuel.


 

RM1175   Cyanotrichite with Chalcophyllite, parnauite

Cap Garonne Mine, Le Pradet, Var, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

This aesthetic specimen shows a very rich group of acicular cyanotrichite aggregates, with a deep blue color and brilliance. They're accompanied by green globular aggregates of parnauite. Also we can enjoy groups of green-blue hexagonal chalcophyllite crystals, perfectly defined. The matrix is covered with different iron arsenates. A piece of a classic French mine where today is impossible to get specimens, and less of this quality.


Size: 6.3 x 5.2 x 3.4 cm
Main crystal: 18 x 8 mm aggreg.
Found in ca. 1998.

Ex-col. A. Tuel


 

RM851   Goethite with siderite

Mont-Roc Mine, Villefranche d'Albigeois, Tarn, Midi-Pyrénées, France

Botryoidal aggregates formed by goethite microcrystals, with a delicate velvety appearance with deep brown to black color zoning. In section we can observe the radial arrangement of goethite crystals. The matrix is a mixture of goethite with some siderite rhombohedrons. These specimens are from a find in the Mont-Roc mine, that is known for the French mineralogy for its brilliant goethites and fluorite.


Size: 7.0 x 5.5 x 5.0 mcm.
Found in 2014.

 

RM1164   Smoky quartz with dolomite

Talèfre glacier, Mont Blanc, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Rhône-Alpes, France

A rich group of quartz crystals, brilliant, transparent and with a very delicate and aesthetic smoky tone. They show well-defined prism and complex forms in top faces. They are disposed on a rocky matrix with albite. Talèfre glacier is located in the heart of the Mont Blanc massif.


Size: 9.5 x 7.3 x 4.6 cm.
Main crystal: 23 x 8 mm.
Found in 07-08/2014.

 

RM202   Pyromorphite with quartz

Mine de La Vidale, Bréziès, Asprières, Decazeville, Aveyron, France

Globular growths of barrel-shaped orange yellow to green crystals with a good luster. The crystals are on a matrix with small crystals of quartz.


Size: 7.6 x 5.5 x 4.5 cm.
Main crystal: 5 x 5 mm. aggr.
Found in 2010.

 
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