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RM2958   Hilarionite

Hilarion Mine, Kamariza Mines, Agios Konstantinos, Lavrion, Attikí, Greece

Hilarionite is a very rare hydrated iron hydroxyarsenate sulphate, unique to this mine in the famous old district of Lavrion. This species was approved at the end of 2011. In this good-sized specimen, the hilarionite appears as botryoidal aggregates formed by small crystals, with a more intense greenish-yellow hue in some areas. The specimen was acquired by Erich Laskowsky from Anastasios Tsinidis, a well-known "strahler" (quartz hunter) of Greek origin. A fine piece from the type locality for the species.


Size: 9 x 7.5 x 5 cm.

Ex. Erich Laskowski col.
Type Locality


 

RM2903   Aragonite and goethite

Hilarion Mine, Kamariza Mines, Agios Konstantinos, Lavrion, Attikí, Greece

Divergent aggregates of aragonite crystals, very aesthetic, brilliant and transparent to translucent. They are disposed on a matrix with goethite. Aragonite specimens from Lavrion are prized by collectors for their aesthetics.


Size: 8.5 x 6.7 x 5.5 cm.
Main crystal: 1 cm.
Found in ±1990.

Classic locality
 

RM2902   Aragonite and goethite

Hilarion Mine, Kamariza Mines, Agios Konstantinos, Lavrion, Attikí, Greece

Divergent aggregate of aragonite crystals, very aesthetic, brilliant and transparent to translucent. They are disposed on a matrix with goethite. Aragonite specimens from Lavrion are prized by collectors for their aesthetics.


Size: 7 x 5.2 x 3.9 cm.
Main crystal: 8.5 mm.
Found in ±1990.

Classic locality
Price: 40 €Buy
 

RM2882   Laurionite, Paralaurionite, Ecdemite, Nealite

Vrissaki Point slag locality, Vrissaki area, Lavreotiki, Attika, Greece

Sample of metallurgical slag from this classical Greek locality. In the vacuoles we observe these minerals: laurionite, paralaurionite, phosgenite, ecdemite and nealite. It is accompanied by an interesting handwritten label that describes all these species.


Size: 5.7 x 4.3 x 3.5 cm.

Classic locality


 

RM1424   Smithsonite with goethite

Hilarion Mine, Kamariza Mines, Agios Konstantinos, Lavrion, Attikí, Greece

A brilliant group of botryoidal smithsonite aggregates. Translucent, pearly luster, white to colorless. On a goethite matrix. Classic locality.


Size: 8.5 x 5.5 x 5.0 cm.
Main crystal: 17 x 15 mm glob.

 

RM1422   Smithsonite with goethite

Hilarion Mine, Kamariza Mines, Agios Konstantinos, Lavrion, Attikí, Greece

A brilliant group of botryoidal smithsonite aggregates. Translucent, pearly luster, white to colorless. On a goethite matrix. Classic locality.


Size: 5.4 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm.

 

RM1456   Aragonite

Jean Baptiste Mine, Kamariza Mines, Agios Konstantinos, Lavrion, Attikí, Greece

Rich group of aragonite crystals forming an aesthetic and shiny rosette. A specimen of great aesthetic, unusual for this mine and in collections. A classic Greek locality. From a former collection, which label will be send to the buyer.


Size: 9.2 x 7.0 x 4.3 cm.
Main crystal: 52 x 47 mm. ros.

 

RM1421   Calcite, "Cat's tail"

Sounion Mine No. 6 ("Exi Mine"), Agia Varvara Mines, Sounion, Lavrion, Attikí, Greece

A very aesthetic specimen formed by estalactitic calcite aggregates (called cat's tail) of several acute crystals. Showing a snowy white color, brilliant and disposed on a goethite matrix. It is accompanied by small crystals of rhombohedral opaline calcite.


Size: 7.7 x 5.0 x 4.2 cm.

Ex.col. Dr Thomas Rabber
Fluorescent under long wave UV


 

RM906   Serpierite

Jean Baptiste Mine, Agios Konstantinos, Lavrion, Attikí, Greece

A rich specimen of serpierite showing fan-shapped aggregates of lath-like crystals. They show an intense sky blue color, good transparence and brightness. Serpierite crystals are covering the limonitic matrix. Their quality is really good very visible under magnifying glass. Accompanied by spherical aggregates of malachite and some crusts of azurite. A specimen with good size and quality for the species.


Size: 7.0 x 5.3 x 4.0 cm.
Main crystal: 1.4 x 1 mm.

Localidad Tipo/Type Locality.
 

RM907   Serpierite

Jean Baptiste Mine, Kamariza Mines, Agios Konstantinos, Lavrion, Attikí, Greece

The specimen is very rich in fan-shapped aggregates of lath-like serpierite crystals. They show an intense sky blue color, good transparence and exceptional brightness. Serpierite crystals are covering cavities of the limonitic matrix. Their quality is excellent and under magnifying glass their beauty and aesthetics are superb. Accompanied by spherical aggregates of malachite and some crusts of azurite. A specimen with good size and quality for the species.


Size: 5.2 x 4.0 x 3.7 cm.
Main crystal: 1.5 x 1 mm.

Localidad Tipo/Type Locality.
 

RM770   Annabergite

Lavrion mines, Lavrion, Attika, Greece

Interesting and old specimen of annabergite showing bright green flattened prismatic crystals with transparence. They are disposed in cavities of the dolomitic matrix. From Laurion, an European classic locality. The specimen is accompanied by an old label from XIX century from an unknown German collection (till today).


Size: 5,8 x 4,7 x 3,3 cm.
Main crystal: 8 x 2 mm.
Found in s. XIX.

Ex-German collection s. XIX.


 

RM567   Andradite

Seriphos Island, Islas Cícladas, Milos, Mar Egeo, Greece

Rich group of andradite crystals showing trapezohedron forms, with the curiosity that the edges are marked with a brown line tone, and with orange faces. Showing some translucency on edges. A specimen rather than representative for this classic Greek mining area.


Size: 5,4 x 5,0 x 3,5 cm.
Main crystal: 12 x 10 mm.

 
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