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RM3075   Dadsonite, boulangerite and siderite

Sant Ponç, Barceloneta de Provença, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

Dadsonite is a rare chloro-sulfoantimonide of lead, compositionally differing from boulangerite by this chlorine anion (1 atom of Cl for 60 atoms of S!). In the "bad-lands" area of Sant Ponç (or Saint-Pons) there are lenticular levels of siderite and calcite. The formation of this rare sulfosalt is based on the redissolution of other sulfosalts in the presence of chlorides.
The fine needles of dadsonite usually appear included in calcite, along with boulangerite. Once the calcite is removed by chemical processes, needles emerge in all their beauty. It can also be found forming radial aggregates in matrix cavities. The dadsonite from Sant Ponç can probably be considered among the best worldwide.


Size: 6.7 x 5.7 x 2.5 cm.
Found in ±1997.

Classic locality


 

RM3074   Dadsonite, boulangerite and siderite

Sant Ponç, Barceloneta de Provença, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

Dadsonite is a rare chloro-sulfoantimonide of lead, compositionally differing from boulangerite by this chlorine anion (1 atom of Cl for 60 atoms of S!). In the "bad-lands" area of Sant Ponç (or Saint-Pons) there are lenticular levels of siderite and calcite. The formation of this rare sulfosalt is based on the redissolution of other sulfosalts in the presence of chlorides.
The fine needles of dadsonite usually appear included in calcite, along with boulangerite. Once the calcite is removed by chemical processes, needles emerge in all their beauty. It can also be found forming radial aggregates in matrix cavities. The dadsonite from Sant Ponç can probably be considered among the best worldwide.


Size: 6.4 x 4.8 x 3.7 cm.
Found in ±1997.

Classic locality


 

RM3073   Dadsonite, boulangerite and siderite

Sant Ponç, Barceloneta de Provença, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

Dadsonite is a rare chloro-sulfoantimonide of lead, compositionally differing from boulangerite by this chlorine anion (1 atom of Cl for 60 atoms of S!). In the "bad-lands" area of Sant Ponç (or Saint-Pons) there are lenticular levels of siderite and calcite. The formation of this rare sulfosalt is based on the redissolution of other sulfosalts in the presence of chlorides.
The fine needles of dadsonite usually appear included in calcite, along with boulangerite. Once the calcite is removed by chemical processes, needles emerge in all their beauty. It can also be found forming radial aggregates in matrix cavities. The dadsonite from Sant Ponç can probably be considered among the best worldwide.


Size: 4.2 x 3.8 x 3.2 cm.
Found in ±1997.

Classic locality


 

RM3072   Dadsonite, boulangerite and siderite

Sant Ponç, Barceloneta de Provença, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

Dadsonite is a rare chloro-sulfoantimonide of lead, compositionally differing from boulangerite by this chlorine anion (1 atom of Cl for 60 atoms of S!). In the "bad-lands" area of Sant Ponç (or Saint-Pons) there are lenticular levels of siderite and calcite. The formation of this rare sulfosalt is based on the redissolution of other sulfosalts in the presence of chlorides.
The fine needles of dadsonite usually appear included in calcite, along with boulangerite. Once the calcite is removed by chemical processes, needles emerge in all their beauty. It can also be found forming radial aggregates in matrix cavities. The dadsonite from Sant Ponç can probably be considered among the best worldwide.


Size: 3.8 x 3.5 x 2 cm.
Found in ±1997.

Classic locality


 

RM3071   Dadsonite, boulangerite and siderite

Sant Ponç, Barceloneta de Provença, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

Dadsonite is a rare chloro-sulfoantimonide of lead, compositionally differing from boulangerite by this chlorine anion (1 atom of Cl for 60 atoms of S!). In the "bad-lands" area of Sant Ponç (or Saint-Pons) there are lenticular levels of siderite and calcite. The formation of this rare sulfosalt is based on the redissolution of other sulfosalts in the presence of chlorides.
The fine needles of dadsonite usually appear included in calcite, along with boulangerite. Once the calcite is removed by chemical processes, needles emerge in all their beauty. It can also be found forming radial aggregates in matrix cavities. The dadsonite from Sant Ponç can probably be considered among the best worldwide.


Size: 5.8 x 4.2 x 3.1 cm.
Found in ±1997.

Classic locality


 

RM3070   Kaersutite

Lukov (Lukow), Teplice, Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic

These specimens from this Czech locality were initially cataloged as "hornblende", later studies indicated that it could be kaersutite, a member of the amphibole group. This specimen has a brownish tone that makes us think it could be a pseudomorphosis. It shows very well defined faces that can allow crystallography lovers to measure angles. An old sample.


Size: 4.2 x 2.3 x 1.5 cm.

Classic locality


 

RM3069   Barahonaite-(Al)

Gold Hill Mine, 80 foot level, Gold Hill, Tooele Co., Utah, United States of America

A specimen of the highest quality for this locality and for the species, named in honour to our colleague D. Antonio Barahona. The species was determined in samples from Pastrana, Mazarrón (Murcia), its type locality, more than a decade ago by Dr. Joan Viñals. This specimen shows various vugs covered by small sky-blue barahonaite crystals. The color is excellent and the size of the sample makes it worthy of a fine showcase. We have also analyzed it and will send the results to the buyer.


Size: 6.1 x 4.5 x 4.2 cm.

Analyzed specimen with report


 

RM3068   Mimetite

Mfouati Mine, Mfouati, Mfouati district, Bouenza, Congo, Republic of

Specimen very rich in mimetite crystals, with shapes of the hexagonal dipyramid, some doubly terminated, with a slightly orange-yellow colour, very brilliant. They are disposed on a matrix of goethite with hemimorphite. From an unusual locality for the species. The specimen has been analyzed since it was labeled as pyromorphite. We will send the results to the buyer.


Size: 5.3 x 4.6 x 3.7 cm.

Analyzed specimen with report


Price: 110 €Buy
 

RM3067   Wulfenite and goethite

Plaka Mines, Plaka, Lavrion, Attikí, Greece

Aesthetic group of tabular wulfenite crystals, defined by the dipyramid and the pinacoidal forms, with an intense orange colour and translucent. They are disposed on a goethite matrix. This specimen is surely from the Adami mine, known for its wulfenite.


Size: 5.5 x 5.2 x 2.9 cm.
Main crystal: 5 x 5 mm.

Price: 120 €Buy
 

RM3066   Fettelite and proustite

Glasberg quarry, Nieder-Beerbach, Mühltal, Odenwald, Hesse, Germany

Specimens of fettelite, a complex silver-mercury sulfoarsenide, are very rare and even less so at this size. Under magnification we can observe burgundy red laminar crystals of fettelite, together with idiomorphic crystals of proustite. An exceptional piece.


Size: 9 x 5.2 x 4 cm.

Type Locality


 

RM3065   Scolecite

Soriana quarry, Estopanyà (Estopiñán del Castillo), Huesca, Aragón, Spain

Scolecite and aerinite specimens from this Aragonese area are known worldwide. This specimen shows us groups of acicular crystals forming radiated aggregates in the dolerite and that, when extracted, allow us to see their internal arrangement perfectly. White in color, with iron oxydes patina, and good brilliance. Samples of this quality and size are not common and even less so today.


Size: 9.6 x 7.4 x 4.5 cm.
Main crystal: 17 mm. aggreg.

Classic locality
 

RM3064   Thomsonite-Ca and analcime

Cyclopean Isles, Aci Trezza, Aci Castello, Catania, Sicilia, Italy

The Cyclopean Isles is a small volcanic archipelago off the coast of Aci Trezza, in the Etna volcanic complex. They are the type locality for the analcime species, which we can see in this specimen. This old time sample from the Freiberg Bergakademie shows us vacuoles with idiomorphic analcime crystals accompanied by colorless, well-defined thomsonite-Ca prisms those have grown on the analcime. The two labels give clear testimony to the antiquity of the specimen. A true mineralogical curiosity.


Size: 8.2 x 4.5 x 3.1 cm.
Main crystal: 2 mm.
Found in ±1860.

Freiberg Bergakademie
Type Locality


Price: 55 €Reserved

 

RM3063   Schorl and almandine

Finkenberg (Zillertal), Schwaz, Tyrol, Austria

In this specimen from the Bergakademie zu Freiberg we can see several schorl crystals, one of them with a well-defined prism and clearly visible terminal rhombohedral faces. The mica matrix contains reddish almandine crystals. Very interesting handwritten label.


Size: 8 x 4.2 x 3.7 cm.
Main crystal: 11 mm.
Found in ±1900.

Freiberg Bergakademie


 

RM3061   Steatite (Talc var.) pseudomorphing Enstatite

Ødegården apatite mines, Bamble, Vestfold og Telemark, Norway

Group of tabular enstatite crystals that have been pseudomorphized by steatite, a variety of talc. Defined, black color and good sized. They are usually accompanied by chloroapatite, beige in color, as we can see in the sample. Specimens from this locality are very rare and even less so with this quality, The mines are now closed and most of the dumps are overgrown by forest. It is accompanied by a handwritten label that we can place at the beginning of the s. XX, from the collection of the Freiberg Bergakademie.


Size: 5.7 x 3.9 x 2.4 c m.
Main crystal: 5.7 x 3.1 cm.
Found in s. XIX-XX.

Freiberg Bergakademie


 

RM3060   Stilbite and smoky quartz

Rientallücke, Riental, Reusstal, Uri, Switzerland

Excellent specimen formed by numerous sheaf aggregates of stilbite (Desmin in the label) crystals. Colourless to slightly yellowish. They are accompanied by smoky quartz crystals, very visible on the backside of the specimen. This piece belongs from the Freiberg Bergakademie, specifically its label tells us that it was sold in the shop that was created to sell minerals, surely for students. The handwritten label can be related to Wilhelm Maucher (maucherite, 1879-1930), a mineralogist and mineral dealer in Munich and who was a "faktor" with the school between 1904 and 1909.


Size: 10.4 x 5.5 x 2.8 cm.
Found in ±1904-1909.

Freiburg Bergakademie Mineralien-Niederlage.


 

RM3059   Kyanite

La Rahije (El Molinillo), Canillas de Aceituno, Málaga, Andalucía, Spain

Laminar crystals of kyanite, with a bluish tone, from this deposit located on the road between Canillas del Aceituno and Sedella. This specimen belongs from the Peter Seroka collection and is accompanied by the label.


Size: 7 x 6.6 x 3.7 cm.
Main crystal: 42 mm.
Found in ±1998.

Col. Peter Seroka (#222).


Price: 55 €Buy
 

RM3057   Columbite-(Mn) and Albite

Shengus, Haramosh Mts., Skardu, Gilgit, Baltistan, Pakistan

In this specimen we can enjoy different columbite crystals, one of them predominant, although there are smaller, transparent and reddish ones. The analyzes of the specimen indicate the majority presence of niobium and manganese, so it is a columbite-(Mn) (you can check analysis in pictures). The main crystal stands out for its faceting, it has a small dent without affecting the quality of the piece. It comes from the collection of Michel Jouty (1930-2016).


Size: 5.7 x 5.4 x 3.8 cm.
Main crystal: 8 x 7 mm.

Excol. Michel Jouty
Analyzed specimen with report


 

RM3056   Jarosite

La Murta Mine, La Vall d'Uixó, La Corraliza, Castelló, Comunitat Valenciana, Spain

Druse of jarosite crystals, very bright and with a characteristic brown color. From a mine little represented in collections.


Size: 5.5 x 5.3 x 2.3 cm.

Col. Peter Seroka (#591).


 

RM3055   Epidote and quartz

Imilchil, Er Rachidia, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

Specimen very rich in prismatic epidote crystals, well defined, with an intense green color, transparent to translucent. These pieces came out in the late 1990s and are different from the usual ones for the locality. It was acquired by Peter Seroka from G. Gautier at the Munich Show in 2002.


Size: 6 x 5 x 3.2 cm.
Main crystal: 12 mm.
Found in ±2002.

Gilbert Gautier (2002); Col. Peter Seroka (#140).


 

RM3054   Chabazite-Ca

Rübenkeller, Nidda, Wetteraukreis, Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany

Rübenkeller is the famous historical locality for chabazite and phillipsite from about 1850 and was very prolific in zeolite specimens in the late 19th century. In this specimen, from the Freiburg Bergakademie, we can see various aggregates of very well defined, pseudocubic, transparent and very bright crystals, which fill the vacuoles of the volcanic rock. It is accompanied by a very interesting old handwritten label.


Size: 5.6 x 4.4 x 2.7 cm.
Main crystal: 3 mm.
Found in ±1880.

Freiberg Bergakademie


Price: 65 €Buy
 

RM3053   Opal-AN, var. hyalite, on andesite

Tarcal Colas Északkő quarry, Kopasz-Fekete Hills, Zemplén Mts., Tarcal, Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén, Hungary

These specimens come from an andesite quarry located in NE Hungary. This quarry is worked by Colas Északkő Co. In year 2013, hyaline beautiful specimens of opal were collected. In the quarry explosives are used to excavate the rocks, so most of the specimes dissapears. From summer 2015 access is not permitted, but some specimens were collected before... These facts make it difficult to see good samples of this quality.
Hyalite opal (opal-AN) aggregates (crown shaped) are completely transparent, like drops of water, with an exceptional brightness. They are highly fluorescent under shortwave UV and also under longwave. Sometimes they accompanied by globular aggregates of calcite-aragonite. They are disposed very aerial on a porous matrix of andesite.


Size: 6.9 x 6.3 x 4.4 cm.
Found in ±2015.

Fluorescent under LW-UV and SW-UV lights


Price: 80 €Buy
 

RM3052   Opal-AN, var. hyalite, on andesite

Tarcal Colas Északkő quarry, Kopasz-Fekete Hills, Zemplén Mts., Tarcal, Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén, Hungary

These specimens come from an andesite quarry located in NE Hungary. This quarry is worked by Colas Északkő Co. In year 2013, hyaline beautiful specimens of opal were collected. In the quarry explosives are used to excavate the rocks, so most of the specimes dissapears. From summer 2015 access is not permitted, but some specimens were collected before... These facts make it difficult to see good samples of this quality.
Hyalite opal (opal-AN) aggregates (crown shaped) are completely transparent, like drops of water, with an exceptional brightness. They are highly fluorescent under shortwave UV and also under longwave. Sometimes they accompanied by globular aggregates of calcite-aragonite. They are disposed very aerial on a porous matrix of andesite.


Size: 4.4 x 3.8 x 3.2 cm.
Main crystal: 2.4 x 2 cm. aggreg.
Found in ±2015.

Fluorescent under LW-UV and SW-UV lights


Price: 45 €Buy
 

RM3051   Opal-AN, var. hyalite, on andesite

Tarcal Colas Északkő quarry, Kopasz-Fekete Hills, Zemplén Mts., Tarcal, Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén, Hungary

These specimens come from an andesite quarry located in NE Hungary. This quarry is worked by Colas Északkő Co. In year 2013, hyaline beautiful specimens of opal were collected. In the quarry explosives are used to excavate the rocks, so most of the specimes dissapears. From summer 2015 access is not permitted, but some specimens were collected before... These facts make it difficult to see good samples of this quality.
Hyalite opal (opal-AN) aggregates (crown shaped) are completely transparent, like drops of water, with an exceptional brightness. They are highly fluorescent under shortwave UV and also under longwave. Sometimes they accompanied by globular aggregates of calcite-aragonite. They are disposed very aerial on a porous matrix of andesite.


Size: 5.8 x 4.6 x 2.3 cm.
Found in ±2015.

Fluorescent under LW-UV and SW-UV lights


 

RM3050   Baryte, fluorite and pyrolusite

Clara Mine, Oberwolfach, Ortenaukreis, Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Group of barite crystals, of good size, well defined and richly faceted, transparent to translucent and with a honeyed hue. They are disposed in a very aerial way on a matrix with fluorite and quartz.


Size: 7.6 x 4 x 3.5 cm.
Main crystal: 2.3 cm.
Found in ±1990.



Price: 45 €Buy
 

RM3049   Baryte, Pyrolusite and quartz

Clara Mine, Oberwolfach, Ortenaukreis, Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Group of very good size baryte crystals, well-defined faces and edges, transparent to translucent, with inclusions of pyrolusite and quartz.


Size: 5 x 3.8 x 2.8 cm.
Main crystal: 3.6 cm.
Found in ±1990.

Classic locality
 
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