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RM2012   Calcite

Santa Eugènia de Berga, Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain

Group of sharp calcite crystals, with rhombohedral flattened shape, translucent. From a unusual locality not well represented in collections.

Size: 5 x 4.2 x 3.5 cm.
Main crystal: 2.4 cm.
Found in ±1980.

Fluorescent under long wave UV

Price: 35 €Buy

RM2011   Schorl

Cap de Creus, Cadaqués - El Port de la Selva, Girona, Catalunya, Spain

Good schorl specimen from the clssic locality of Cap de Creus, Girona. Some crystals showing a developed and faceted prism and terminal faces, some of them with good thickness. From this locality it is very difficult to obtain specimens if they do not appear in old collections, as it is the case, since it is totally forbidden to collect specimens in the area. This one belongs from the Manchion Collection and it is accompanied by the handwritten label.

Size: 7.3 x 7 x 4.6 cm.
Main crystal: 2.1 cm.
Found in ±1980.

Classic locality

Price: 70 €Buy

RM1997   Anglesite with galena

Touissit, Touissit-Bou Beker, Jerada, Oriental Region, Morocco

Aesthetic group of sharp anglesite crystals, very brilliant, transparent and richly faceted. They are disposed on a matrix of galena. An old specimen from the Manchion Collection, very luminous, from this classic Moroccan town.

Size: 7.8 x 5.5 x 4.5 cm.
Main crystal: 1.2 cm.
Found in 1987.

Col. Manchion #352.


RM2007   Sphalerite

Las Manforas Mine (Áliva), Camaleño, Cantabria, Spain

Aggregate of sphalerite crystals, with complex faces and intense color when the light passes through it. Back side is exfoliated. From this classic locality.

Size: 5 x 4 x 2.8 cm.

Price: 55 €Reserved


RM2005   Gypsum

Cerro Patillas, Fuentes de Ebro, Zaragoza, Aragón, Spain

Group of sharp gypsum crystals, transparent, lanceolated, with defined faces and edges. A classic from Spanish mineralogy.

Size: 6.7 x 5.5 x 3.8 cm.
Main crystal: 1.4 cm.
Found in 1988.

Col. Manchion #421, J. Fabre, 1988.
Fluorescent and phosphorescent under long wave UV
Price: 60 €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

RM2001   Diopside

El Americano (Can Sala) quarries, Montseny Mountains, Gualba, Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain

Rich aggregate of diopside crystals, with an intense apple green color. In the cavities we can observe the shapes of the lanceolate prisms. From a classic Catalan mine, from which it is difficult to obtain samples. A local curiosity.

Size: 6.3 x 3.5 x 2.8 cm.

Col. Manchion.

Price: 40 €Buy

RM2003   Fluorite and quartz

Stanhope, Co. Durham, United Kingdom

An aesthetic fluorite specimen showing a violet tone turned to pink, crystals very clear, transparent and arranged on tiny quartz crystals. It shows double interpenetration of two individuals. Very fluorescent under LW-UV.

Size: 6.4 x 5.2 x 2.6 cm.
Main crystal: 0.8 cm.
Found in 1989.

Fluorescent under long wave UV

Price: 55 €Reserved


RM1998   Greenockite

Berta quarry, El Papiol - Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain

Curious specimen of greenockite of this classic locality of the Catalan mineralogy. Under loupe, aggregates of intense yellow color are observed, with reflections of what could be crystalline faces. This cadmium sulphide is a product of the alteration of rich Cd sphalerite. It is impossible to get specimens today.

Size: 4.5 x 3.2 x 2.8 cm.
Found in ±1985.

Col. Manchion #398.

RM1995   Cerussite

Touissit, Touissit-Bou Beker, Jerada, Oriental Region, Morocco

Aesthetic sample formed by sharp cerussite crystals, translucent, twinned, with a very good luster, slightly honey tone. They are disposed on a matrix with galena. From the Manchión collection.

Size: 5 x 3.5 x 3.4 cm.
Found in 1987.

Col. Manchion #357
Fluorescent under long wave UV

Price: 65 €Buy

RM1994   Danburite with Pyrite and Sphalerite

Aurora Mine, Charcas, Mun. de Charcas, San Luis Potosí, Mexico

Rich group of danburite crystals, transparent to translucent, with developed prism and defined faces and edges. Some with nicks in the terminal parts, but without affecting the whole. They are disposed on a matrix with pyrite and sphalerite crystals. Brightness, snowy white, very aesthetic and ancient specimen.

Size: 6 x 4.8 x 3.7 cm.
Main crystal: 1.5 cm.
Found in 1988.

Col. Manchion #375, 1988, Kucera.
Price: 70 €Reserved


RM1993   Smithsonite with adamite

Ojuela mine, Mapimí, Municipio de Mapimí, Durango, Mexico

Very, very aesthetic specimen, unusual, showing two globular aggregates of smithsonite, colorless, transparent that let us see a whitish crystal aggregate core, with very curious growth. They are accompanied by small crystals of the same species in the form of globular grains. To give a touch of color and quality, several aggregates of olive green adamite crystals, visible terminal faces, bright, translucent and sprinkling the goethite matrix. It is an exceptional and rare old material from the Manchion Collection. Probably this specimen comes from the Palomas Oriente area of the mine. Pure aesthetics... With the label from Manchion Collection.

Size: 7.6 x 5.2 x 2.6 cm.
Main crystal: 17 mm. glob. aggreg.
Found in 1988.

Col. Manchion #378, 1988, Kucera.


RM1991   Almandine with schorl and feldspar

Cap de Creus, Cadaqués - El Port de la Selva, Girona, Catalunya, Spain

An old piece from el Cap de Creus (Creus Cape), in Girona. It presents different almandine crystals, with colour between pink to orange, some altered, others faceted, which are included in a matrix of pegmatite. They are accompanied by black schorl. Nowadays it is forbidden to collect anything in that area and it is difficult to find available pieces.

Size: 6.5 x 4.5 x 3.8 cm.
Main crystal: 6 mm.
Found in ±1978.

Col. Manchion.

Price: 45 €Buy

RM1990   Fluorite

Berta quarry, El Papiol - Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain

Rich group of sharp isolated octahedral fluorite crystals, from translucent to transparent. They show an interesting slight apple green color. They are accompanied by small quartz crystals. On a granite matrix. This matrix is classic for modern specimens and comes from low levels of the Berta quarry.

Size: 5.8 x 5.2 x 3.5 cm.
Main crystal: 6 mm.
Found in ±1989

Fluorescent under long wave UV
Price: 55 €Reserved


RM1989   Descloizite

Berg Aukas Mine, Grootfontein, Otjozondjupa, Namibia

Aesthetic group of several descloizite crystals. Every one of these group of crystals is a group of little crystals of slightly curved edges, a typical shape in the classic samples from Namibia. Intense brilliance a deep color. From this former Sapnish collection.

Size: 4.0 x 3.3 x 3.2 cm.
Main crystal: 13 mm.
Found in 09/1986.

Col. Manchion #245


RM1979   Vanadinite with Baryte

Coud'a area, Mibladen, Khénifra, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

Floater specimen. Excelent group of vanadinite crystals showing a defined hexagonal shape, with very well defined faces and edges, intense red color. Good brilliance and some transparence, with internal reflections between red and orange. Crystals size is remarkable. A piece with two faces. One of them, crystals are disposed in an isolated way on a barite lenticular rosette crystals. In the other, they are forming rich crystalline groups. The presence of this baryte matrix is highly appreciated by collectors and gives to the specimen a special aesthetics.

Size: 9.4 x 5.2 x 4.4 cm.
Main crystal: 8 mm.
Found in 2013.

Classic locality

Price: 110 €Buy

RM1975   Kasolite with malachite

Musonoi Mine, Kolwezi, Katanga, Congo, Democratic Republic of

Kasolite is one of my favorite species. In this sample (from Dr. Viñals, Barcelona) we can enjoy several vugs with lanceolated kasolite crystals. With the orange color, some transparent and isolated, some forming aggregates. Contarsting on the green matrix.

Size: 4.1 x 3.7 x 3.5 cm.

Presents radioactive activity.

RM1974   Čechite

Maria Magdalena Mine, Rasa de l'Alzina, Ulldemolins, Tarragona, Catalunya, Spain

These specimens were found in a outcrop close to Maria Magdalena mine, close to the beautiful town of Ulldemolins (Tarragona, Catalonia). Probably, these crystals are the most defined crystals of Čechite worldwide. They are brilliant, black color and show a tabular shape defined by different order orthorhombic prisms and pinacoidal faces. Disposed very aerial on a fluorite matrix.
Čechite is very rare lead iron vanadate that is only found in a few places in the world and it is the first citation in the Iberian peninsula.
SEM-EDS and EPMA analysis show that, in some cases, on the crystal surface there is Cu2+ has been formed but the crystal is pure PbFe2+(VO4)(OH). In most specimens (all) from other localities the presence of manganese is important, but these specimens are Mn free. We will send more details to the buyer.

Size: 4 x 2 x 1.8 cm.
Main crystal: 1 mm.


RM1955   Native copper

Bou N'hass Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif, Tinghir, Drâa-Tafilalet, Morocco

An aesthetic native copper of good size and very aerial, which shows an arborescent growth formed by flattened crystals. It is partially coated with copper salt species, together with cuprite. A very displayable piece.

Size: 11.6 x 6.2 x 2.4 cm.
Found in 2018.

Price: 95 €Buy

RM1953   Native copper

Bou N'has Mine, Oumjrane area, Alnif, Er Rachidia, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

This specimen shows an arborescent growth with deformed crystalline forms and other idiomorphic in some areas of the specimen, with well defined faces and edges. With good color and brightness which is not very frequent. With small quartz crystals.

Size: 7.5 x 6.5 x 3.5 cm.

Price: 65 €Buy

RM1943   Wulfenite

Touissit, Touissit-Bou Beker, Jerada, Oriental Region, Morocco

Rich group of wulfenite crystals, bright, slightly color from yellow to orange. Crystallized in both sides. Most are intact, something unusual in the specimens of this site. From the former collection of J.M. Manchion.

Size: 7.5 x 4.8 x 3.3 cm.
Main crystal: 14 mm.
Found in ±1986.

Col. J.M. Manchion. #293, 01/1987, E. Kucera

Price: 150 €Buy

RM1941   Copper with cuprite

Bou N'hass Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif, Tinghir, Drâa-Tafilalet, Morocco

Specimen of native copper with arborescent and dendritic growths formed by rounded crystals, partially covered with cuprite. Good size. From this classic Moroccan mine.

Size: 6 x 5.7 x 2.8 cm.
Found in 2017.


RM1940   Octahedral fluorite

Berta quarry, El Papiol - Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain

A group of fluorite crystals those, at first glance, seem just octahedra, but if you take a look carefully you will see complex terminations. Green color and dull luster. Acompanied by small quartz crystals. A classic from the former Manchion (Barcelona) collection, collected by himself in January, 1986.

Size: 7.8 x 6 x 5.8 cm.
Main crystal: 8 x 8 mm.
Found in 01/1986.

Fluorescent under LW-UV and SW-UV lights


RM1964   Baryte, Quartz and Pyrite

Bou N'hass Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif, Tinghir, Drâa-Tafilalet, Morocco

The matrix of this sample is defined by a druse of quartz crystals, between milky and hyaline, very well defined, short prism and brilliance. These crystals are peppered by various pyrite aggregates. What stands out, very aerial, is a group of barite tabular crystals, very bright, also dotted with small pyrite-marcasite crystals. An exceptional piece for display, excellent for this mine.

Size: 14 x 11.5 x 6.6 cm.
Main crystal: 7 x 4.5 cm aggreg.
Found in 2017.

Price: 120 €Buy

RM1965   Arsenopyrite with fluorapatite

Minas da Panasqueira, Panasqueira, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Portugal

A first line arsenopyrite specimen from Panasqueira. It is a large group of prismatic lanceolate crystals of brilliant arsenopyrite, very defined, interpenetrated, with striated faces, ultimately: pure aesthetics. And to give it a touch of excellence we have a group of fluorapatite crystals, brilliant, transparent and with an uniform green tone. A more than worthy representative from this classic Portuguese mine.

Size: 9.4 x 7 x 5.5 cm.
Main crystal: 24 mm.
Found in ±2005.

Classic locality
Price: 290 €Buy