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RM3037   Quartz (var. amethyst)

Santa Coloma de Farners, Girona, Catalunya, Spain

A Catalan new found. Group of amethyst quartz crystals in parallel growth, transparent to translucent. On quartz matrix. The area is known for historical finds of smoky quartz crystals, not so much amethyst quartz.


Size: 6 x 5.5 x 5.2 cm.
Main crystal: 11 mm.
Found in 2021-22.

Price: 55 €Buy
 

RM3036   Quartz (var. amethyst)

Santa Coloma de Farners, Girona, Catalunya, Spain

A Catalan new found. Group of amethyst quartz crystals in parallel growth, transparent to translucent. On quartz matrix. The area is known for historical finds of smoky quartz crystals, not so much amethyst quartz.


Size: 6.5 x 4.7 x 4 cm.
Main crystal: 10 mm.
Found in 2021-22.

Price: 60 €Buy
 

RM3062   Tapiolite-(Fe)

Quixaba pegmatite, Quixaba, Frei Martinho, Paraíba, Brazil

In this specimen we can observe an idiomorphic good size crystal of tapiolite-(Fe) that shows us different tetragonal faces. Good luster, intense black colour with iridescence on faces. It stands out on a matrix with albite and muscovite. The analyzes carried out indicate the presence of niobium in small proportions. These results will be sent to the buyer of the specimen.


Size: 5.5 x 5.3 x 3.8 cm.
Main crystal: 13 mm.



 

RM3035   Tapiolite-(Fe)

Quixaba pegmatite, Quixaba, Frei Martinho, Paraíba, Brazil

In this specimen we can observe interpenetrated tapiolite-(Fe) crystals showing different facets. Good luster, intense black color with iridescence on the faces. It stands out on a matrix with muscovite and albite crystals. The analyzes carried out indicate the presence of niobium in small proportions. These results will be sent to the buyer of the specimen.


Size: 5.2 x 4.3 x 3 cm.
Main crystal: 5 mm.

Analyzed specimen with report


Price: 75 €Buy
 

RM3033   Augelite with pyrite, baryte and quartz

Tazna Mine, Cerro Tazna, Nor Chichas, Potosí, Bolivia

In this specimen we can observe a large group of augelite crystals, very brilliant, transparent and with very well defined faces and edges. Under magnification we can see that these crystals are richly faceted and have a pseudorhomboidal shape. They are accompanied on the matrix by small white prismatic crystals of baryte, along with numerous octahedral pyrite crystals. This specimen belongs from the Laskowski collection and is accompanied by various labels.


Size: 6.7 x 5.7 x 2.6 cm.
Main crystal: 5 mm.

Col. Erich Laskowski.


Price: 140 €Buy
 

RM3031   Microcline Baveno Twin

Bustarviejo, Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain

Very well defined microcline crystal that shows us a very clean prism finished in complex shapes among which the Baveno twin can be observed. This specimen comes from the Peter Seroka collection and belongs from the quarries in the Bustarviejo area (Madrid).


Size: 7.8 x 2 x 2 cm.
Found in ±1990.

Col. Peter Seroka (#798).


 

RM3029   Chalcedony and Opal

Vallecas, Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain

This specimen may not stand out for its beauty but for us it stands out for its location and the origin of the specimen. It is a chalcedony with opal from the area near Vallecas, in Madrid. Fluorescent under SWUV. The sample belongs from the Bergakademie in Freiberg and due to the attached labels we can place it in the 19th century, when Vallecas was a small village. Through the other labels we can also follow its evolution in collections until a few decades ago. A piece with history, without a doubt.


Size: 5.7 x 4.5 x 2.3 cm.
Found in s. XIX.

Freiberg Bergakademie; Min. Geolog. Inst. Hamburg; Col. M. Ruppe; Col. G. Klimm
Classic locality


 

RM3027   Elbaite, feldspar and quartz

Beni Bouzra (Bni Bouzra), Chefchaouen, Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima, Morocco

Very esthetic specimen of elbaite showing an thick prism with striations, defined terminal faces, translucent and with colour zoning, greenish yellow to pinkish in the top. It is disposed very aerial on a matrix with feldspar and quartz.


Size: 3.2 x 2.6 x 2.3 cm.
Main crystal: 29 mm (16 mm.).

Price: 120 €Buy
 

RM3026   Elbaite, feldspar and quartz

Beni Bouzra (Bni Bouzra), Chefchaouen, Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima, Morocco

Elongated crystal of elbaite, between transparent and translucent, with greenish-yellow colour zoning, more intense at the base and with well defined and darker terminal faces. It is disposed very aerially on the matrix.


Size: 3.6 x 3 x 1.7 cm.
Main crystal: 21 mm.

 

RM3024   Elbaite (rubellite), feldspar and quartz

Beni Bouzra (Bni Bouzra), Chefchaouen, Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima, Morocco

Very esthetic specimen of elbaite (var. rubellite) showing an elongated prism with striations, defined terminal faces, good brilliance, translucent and the characteristic color, slightly lighter in the upper part. The specimen has been consolidated without affecting its aesthetics. They are disposed very aerial on a matrix with feldspar and quartz.


Size: 5.2 x 5 x 4.4 cm.
Main crystal: 20 mm.

Price: 260 €Buy
 

RM3017   Agate (var: Agatized coral)

Ballast Point, Tampa Bay, Tampa, Hillsborough Co., Florida, United States of America

Agatized coral with marked bands. In a very visible coral matrix. Filled inside with botryoidal and banded chalcedony. The sparkly, translucent botryoids and banding have a pleasing variety of honey-brown and creamy colors. Very aesthetic and unusual in the marked. Fluoresces in a light-blue color under a long wave fluorescent light. From Joan Astor (Barcelona) collection.


Size: 6.4 x 6.3 x 2.3 cm.
Found in ±1988.

Fluorescent under long wave UV
 

RM3014   Baryte

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

Grube Clara baryte specimens are a classic for the species in Europe. In this specimen we can enjoy numerous crystal aggregates, some isolated, presenting a rich complexity of facets. They are mainly formed by faces of orthorhombic prisms and curiously some are translucent while others are totally transparent. The brilliance, transparence and contrast on the matrix add aesthetics to this specimen.


Size: 7 x 4.4 x 2.5 cm.
Main crystal: 7 mm.
Found in ±2020.

Classic locality
Price: 55 €Buy
 

RM3013   Kaolinite pseudomrph after orthoclase

St. Austell, Cornwall, United Kingdom

An old-time pseudomorph from the St. Austell District of Cornwall. A very sharp, doubly terminated, Carlsbad-twinned orthoclase crystal has been pseudomorphed by kaolinite. Great old classic material from Cornwall. The piece, adquired to Bailey, is from the collection of Joan Astor and comes with his label.


Size: 6.2 x 3.3 x 1.5 cm.
Found in ±1980.

Col. Joan Astor (Barcelona).


Price: 55 €Buy
 

RM3012   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: 3.3 x 2.3 x 1.8 cm.

Classic locality
Price: 60 €Buy
 

RM3011   Wulfenite and baryte

Mine des Dalles, Mibladen, Khénifra, Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco

Wulfenite specimens like the one we present are very unusual for this locality and appeared many years ago. On a matrix with dolomite, galena and baryte there are numerous crystals of intense orange color, with dipyramid faces truncated by the pinacoids. Some appear as isolated crystals and mostly in parallel growth. This specimen is from the Peter Seroka collection and previously belonged to the Marcus Lueg collection.


Size: 7.9 x 7.2 x 4.8 cm.
Main crystal: 1.1 cm.
Found in ±2008.

Col. M. Lueg (2008); Col. P. Seroka (#22)
Classic locality


Price: 190 €Buy
 

RM3010   Spinel and forsterite

San Vito Quarry, Complesso Somma-Vesuvio, San Vito, Ercolano, Napoli, Italy

Various groups of octahedral spinel crystals, very well defined, brilliant and with an intense black color. They are disposed on a matrix of volcanic rock with forsterite. This is a very representative specimen for the species and for this classic Italian locality. It belongs from various collections. Good size and quality for the species.


Size: 6.8 x 5.5 x 4 cm.
Main crystal: 3 mm.

Excol. Panunzi (Itàlia); Excol. Imma Punzo; Col. E. Laskowski (USA)
Classic locality


Price: 70 €Buy
 

RM3005   Malachite

Kakanda deposit, Lubudi, Lualaba, Congo, Democratic Republic of

These specimens of malachite present mamelonar, botryoidal to stalactic growths, with a very intense characteristic green color and silky luster. If they are observed under magnification, they show us that the sparkly green is produced by small malachite crystals that cover the surface. The photograph does not reflect all the splendor and brilliance of the piece. They are disposed on a fibrous malachite matrix. Very aesthetic.


Size: 6.2 x 6.6 x 3.5 cm.

Price: 65 €Buy
 

RM3004   Malachite

Kakanda deposit, Lubudi, Lualaba, Congo, Democratic Republic of

These specimens of malachite present mamelonar, botryoidal to stalactic growths, with a very intense characteristic green color and silky luster. If they are observed under magnification, they show us that the sparkly green is produced by small malachite crystals that cover the surface. The photograph does not reflect all the splendor and brilliance of the piece. They are disposed on a fibrous malachite matrix. Very aesthetic.


Size: 5.9 x 5.5 x 3.6 cm.

Price: 55 €Buy
 

RM2998   Pyrolusite and manganite

Gremmelsbach, Triberg im Schwarzwald, Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

A novelty from Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2022. These specimens come from a recent find in this mining area of the Black Forest and are reminiscent of those found decades ago in this area. They show radial aggregates of extremely brilliant pyrolusite crystals that partially replace manganite. By X-ray diffraction we have been determined the presence of both species, even with a certain predominance of manganite. They usually appear on a matrix of pink granite or as groups of large crystals in parallel growth. In the specimens we can observe the inclined flattened terminal faces. They are highly aesthetic pieces those will become part of the best specimens of these species for European mineralogy. We will send the XRD to the buyer.


Size: 6.7 x 5.5 x 4.1 cm.
Found in 2021.

Analyzed specimen with report


Price: 95 €Buy
 

RM2986   Anhydrite, pyrite and dolomite

Miniera di Campiano, Montieri, Grosseto, Toscana, Italy

Specimen of anhydrite formed by numerous prismatic to tabular crystals, well defined and interpenetrated. On the back we can see the matrix formed by dolomite and brilliant pyrite crystals. Specimens from this Italian mine, located north of Boccheggiano, were collected at the end of the 20th century. The mine worked from the early 1980s, currently the mine is closed.


Size: 11 x 5.3 x 5 cm.
Main crystal: 1.3 cm.

Price: 110 €Buy
 

RM2983   Baryte and limonite

Els Frares Quarry, Aiguafreda, Vallès Oriental, Catalunya, Spain

Baryte crystals from this quarry are a classic of Catalan mineralogy. They appear in the fissures of the slates, usually covered by iron oxydes. In this specimen we can see various groups of prismatic crystals, brilliant and transparent, rich in faces. Among them, a larger one stands out in which we can see the faces of orthorhombic prisms of various orders truncated by pinacoidal faces. Nowadays it is very difficult to find specimens in this quarry and even less with the quality we offer.


Size: 11.3 x 6.7 x 4 cm.
Main crystal: 14 x 7 mm.
Found in ±1987.

Classic locality
Price: 80 €Buy
 

RM2981   Fluorite and quartz

Sant Marçal (Matagalls) mines, Sant Marçal, Massís del Montseny, Viladrau, Girona, Catalunya, Spain

Fluorite specimens from Sant Marçal mines usually appear as aggregates of cubic crystals, defined, sometimes sprinkled or partially covered by quartz crystals. Yellow to greenish tones are the usual ones. Specimens with violet to bluish colors (depending on the type of incident light) are much less frequent and highly appreciated by collectors. These specimens we offer were collected at the beginning of the 70s. Some small nick, very common in these specimens, without affecting the quality. In this specimen we can observe cubic crystals with this bluish to greenish tone, translucent and disposed on a characteristic ochy "pegmatite" matrix. They are partially covered and on with small but brilliant quartz crystals.


Size: 10 x 5.7 x 4.4 cm.
Main crystal: 9 mm. edge.
Found in ±1970.

Fluorescent under long wave UV
Price: 60 €Buy
 

RM2979   Fluorite and quartz

Sant Marçal (Matagalls) mines, Sant Marçal, Massís del Montseny, Viladrau, Girona, Catalunya, Spain

Fluorite specimens from Sant Marçal mines usually appear as aggregates of cubic crystals, defined, sometimes sprinkled or partially covered by quartz crystals. Yellow to greenish tones are the usual ones. Specimens with violet to bluish or green colors (depending on the type of incident light) are much less frequent and highly appreciated by collectors. These specimens we offer were collected at the beginning of the 70s. In this specimen we can observe cubic crystals with this bluish tone, translucent and disposed on a characteristic ochy "pegmatite" matrix. They are partially covered with small but brilliant quartz crystals.


Size: 6.7 x 6.5 x 3.6 cm.
Main crystal: 1.1 cm.
Found in ±1970.

Fluorescent under long wave UV
 

RM2978   Celestine

Langre, Ribamontán al Mar, Cantabria, Spain

These celestite specimens come from a classic locality on the Cantabrian coast such as Langre, together with Laredo. These are idiomorphic crystals formed within a nodule. Very brilliant, defined and transparent, with a delicate bluish color.


Size: 5.2 x 4.2 x 3.8 cm.
Main crystal: 1.3 cm.

Price: 75 €Buy
 

RM2977   Celestine

Langre, Ribamontán al Mar, Cantabria, Spain

These celestite specimens come from a classic locality on the Cantabrian coast such as Langre, together with Laredo. These are idiomorphic crystals formed within a nodule. Brilliant, defined and transparent, with a delicate bluish color.


Size: 4.9 x 3.8 x 3.1 cm.
Main crystal: 9 mm.

Price: 55 €Buy
 
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