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RM2640   Andradite and scheelite

Roca del Turó (Turón) mine, Costabona Mt., Espinavell, Molló, Girona, Catalunya, Spain

Group of andradite crystals with the dominant forms of the dodecahedron, although we can observe some edges finely beveled by the trapezohedron. Intense color and luster. Specimens from this mine have been analyzed indicating that it is andradite, although zonation with grossular cannot be discarded. It is accompanied by small octahedral scheelite crystals of a white color, highly fluorescent under SW-UV light. The Roca del Turó mine is a classic of Catalan mineralogy, located at an altitude of more than 1,600 m, that mined a mineralization associated with a skarn. Specimens of this size are difficult to find.


Size: 6.9 x 5.3 x 3.4 cm.
Main crystal: 3.5 mm scheelite
Found in ca. 1980's.

Fluorescent under short wave UV


 

RM2642   Andradite and scheelite

Roca del Turó (Turón) mine, Costabona Mt., Espinavell, Molló, Girona, Catalunya, Spain

Group of andradite crystals with the dominant forms of the dodecahedron, although we can observe some edges finely beveled by the trapezohedron. Intense color and luster. Specimens from this mine have been analyzed indicating that it is andradite, although zonation with grossular cannot be discarded. It is accompanied by small octahedral scheelite crystals of a white color, highly fluorescent under SW-UV light. The Roca del Turó mine is a classic of Catalan mineralogy, located at an altitude of more than 1,600 m, that mined a mineralization associated with a skarn. Specimens of this size are difficult to find.


Size: 6.2 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm.
Found in ca. 1980's.

Fluorescent under short wave UV


 

RM2639   Grossular-Andradite and scheelite

Roca del Turó (Turón) mine, Costabona Mt., Espinavell, Molló, Girona, Catalunya, Spain

Group of andradite crystals with the dominant forms of the dodecahedron, although we can observe some edges finely beveled by the trapezohedron. Intense color and luster. Specimens from this mine have been analyzed indicating that it is andradite, although zonation with grossular has been detrmined. It is accompanied by small octahedral scheelite crystals of a white color, highly fluorescent under SW-UV light. The Roca del Turó mine is a classic of Catalan mineralogy, located at an altitude of more than 1,600 m, that mined a mineralization associated with a skarn. Specimens of this size are difficult to find.


Size: 7.7 x 6.4 x 3.5 cm.
Found in ca. 1980's.

Fluorescent under short wave UV


Price: 45 €Buy
 

RM2644   Grossular-Andradite and quartz

Roca del Turó (Turón) mine, Costabona Mt., Espinavell, Molló, Girona, Catalunya, Spain

Group of good sized andradite crystals with the dominant forms of the dodecahedron. Intense color and luster. Specimens from this mine have been analyzed indicating that it is andradite, although zonation with grossular cannot be discarded. The Roca del Turó mine is a classic of Catalan mineralogy, located at an altitude of more than 1,600 m, that mined a mineralization associated with a skarn. Specimens of this size are difficult to find.


Size: 8.4 x 5.2 x 5 cm.
Main crystal: 2 cm.
Found in ca. 1980's.

Classic locality
 

RM2643   Grossular, Grossular-Andradite

Roca del Turó (Turón) mine, Costabona Mt., Espinavell, Molló, Girona, Catalunya, Spain

Group of andradite crystals with the dominant forms of the dodecahedron, although we can observe some edges finely beveled by the trapezohedron. Intense color and luster. Specimens from this mine have been analyzed indicating that it is andradite, although zonation with grossular cannot be discarded. The Roca del Turó mine is a classic of Catalan mineralogy, located at an altitude of more than 1,600 m, that mined a mineralization associated with a skarn. Specimens of this size are difficult to find.


Size: 6.6 x 4.8 x 3 cm.
Main crystal: 10 mm.
Found in ca. 1980's.

Classic locality
 

RM2661   Baryte

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

A classic specimen of baryte from Sant Marçal mines, in the Montseny massif, Catalonia. Group of very good size lenticular crystals forming these book-shaped structures. A classic that cannot be missing from any baryte collector.


Size: 9 x 5.7 x 3.7 cm.
Found in ca. 1980's.

Classic locality
Price: 60 €Buy
 

RM2659   Baryte

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

A classic specimen of baryte from Sant Marçal mines, in the Montseny massif, Catalonia. Group of very good size lenticular crystals forming these book-shaped structures. Dotted with small hyaline quartz crystals. A classic that cannot be missing from any baryte collector.


Size: 9.4 x 5 x 4.8 cm.
Found in ca. 1970's.

Classic locality
Price: 45 €Buy
 

RM2658   Book-shaped baryte

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

A classic specimen of baryte from Sant Marçal mines, in the Montseny massif, Catalonia. Group of very good size lenticular crystals forming these book-shaped structures. Dotted with small hyaline quartz crystals. A classic that cannot be missing from any baryte collector.


Size: 10 x 8 x 5 cm.
Found in ca. 1970's.

Price: 55 €Buy
 

RM2660   Book-shaped baryte

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

A classic specimen of baryte from Sant Marçal mines, in the Montseny massif, Catalonia. Group of very good size lenticular crystals forming these book-shaped structures. Dotted with small hyaline quartz crystals. A classic that cannot be missing from any baryte collector.

 


Size: 14 x 6.3 x 5.8 cm.
Found in ca. 1970's.

Classic locality
Price: 55 €Buy
 

RM2657   Book-shaped baryte

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

A classic specimen of baryte from Sant Marçal mines, in the Montseny massif, Catalonia. Group of very good size lenticular crystals forming these book-shaped structures. Dotted with small hyaline quartz crystals. A classic that cannot be missing from any baryte collector.


Size: 9 x 7.2 x 6.2 cm.
Found in ca. 1970's.

Classic locality
Price: 55 €Buy
 

RM2656   Tabular baryte

Collformic - La Castanya, Massís del Montseny, El Brull, Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain

Baryte specimens from the Montseny massif is well known to mineral collectors, especially samples found in the old Sant Marçal mines. Although in other areas baryte has also been collected, that is the case of these specimens, which were collected in the 70s of the last century. Collecting area was located between the Collformic and La Castanya, in the municipality of El Brull, in the same mountain massif. They shows a different appearance, presenting aggregates of thick, tabular crystals with parallel and crisscrossing growths, very unusual, and slight orange tone. Currently this area is included in the Montseny Natural Park.


Size: 9.1 x 6.2 x 5.6 cm.
Main crystal: 6.2 x 4 cm.
Found in ca. 1970's.

 

RM2654   Tabular baryte

Collformic - La Castanya, Massís del Montseny, El Brull, Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain

Baryte specimens from the Montseny massif is well known to mineral collectors, especially samples found in the old Sant Marçal mines. Although in other areas baryte has also been collected, that is the case of these specimens, which were collected in the 70s of the last century. Collecting area was located between the Collformic and La Castanya, in the municipality of El Brull, in the same mountain massif. They shows a different appearance, presenting aggregates of thick, tabular crystals with parallel and crisscrossing growths, very unusual, and slight orange tone. Currently this area is included in the Montseny Natural Park.


Size: 5.7 x 5.5 x 5.5 cm.
Found in ca. 1970's.

Price: 60 €Buy
 

RM2650   Tabular baryte

Collformic - La Castanya, Massís del Montseny, El Brull, Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain

Baryte specimens from the Montseny massif is well known to mineral collectors, especially samples found in the old Sant Marçal mines. Although in other areas baryte has also been collected, that is the case of these specimens, which were collected in the 70s of the last century. Collecting area was located between the Collformic and La Castanya, in the municipality of El Brull, in the same mountain massif. They shows a different appearance, presenting aggregates of thick, tabular crystals with parallel and crisscrossing growths, very unusual, and slight orange tone. Currently this area is included in the Montseny Natural Park.


Size: 7.4 x 5.7 x 5.2 cm.
Main crystal: 5 x 3.7 cm.
Found in ca. 1970's.

Price: 60 €Buy
 

RM2652   Tabular baryte

Collformic - La Castanya, Massís del Montseny, El Brull, Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain

The baryte from the Montseny massif is well known to mineral collectors, especially samples found in the old Sant Marçal mines. Although in other areas baryte has also been collected, that is the case of these specimens, which were collected in the 70s of the last century. Collecting area was located between the Collformic and La Castanya, in the municipality of El Brull, in the same mountain massif. They shows a different appearance, presenting aggregates of thick, tabular crystals with parallel and crisscrossing growths, some exfoliated, very unusual, and slight orange tone. Currently this area is included in the Montseny Natural Park.


Size: 7.5 x 6.4 x 6 cm.
Main crystal: 6 x 3.7 cm.
Found in ca. 1970's.

 

RM2651   Tabular baryte

Collformic - La Castanya, Massís del Montseny, El Brull, Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain

The baryte from the Montseny massif is well known to mineral collectors, especially samples found in the old Sant Marçal mines. Although in other areas baryte has also been collected, that is the case of these specimens, which were collected in the 70s of the last century. Collecting area was located between the Collformic and La Castanya, in the municipality of El Brull, in the same mountain massif. They shows a different appearance, presenting aggregates of thick, tabular crystals with parallel and crisscrossing growths, very unusual, and slight orange tone. Currently this area is included in the Montseny Natural Park.


Size: 7.8 x 6 x 5.6 cm.
Found in ca. 1970's.

Price: 55 €Buy
 

RM2653   Tabular baryte

Collformic - La Castanya, Massís del Montseny, El Brull, Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain

The baryte from the Montseny massif is well known to mineral collectors, especially samples found in the old Sant Marçal mines. Although in other areas baryte has also been collected, that is the case of these specimens, which were collected in the 70s of the last century. Collecting area was located between the Collformic and La Castanya, in the municipality of El Brull, in the same mountain massif. They shows a different appearance, presenting aggregates of thick, tabular crystals with parallel and crisscrossing growths, very unusual. Currently this area is included in the Montseny Natural Park.


Size: 6.7 x 6 x 3.6 cm.
Found in ca. 1970's.

 

RM2636   Fluorite abd baryte

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

Druse of cubic fluorite crystals of yellow color, with color zoning, transparent to translucent. Between brilliant and semi-dull luster. These specimens were collected in the dump areas of the material extracted from the mine, in the 70s. Good size and from a classic Catalan locality.

The Sant Marçal mines (also known as Matagalls mines) are located in the Montseny massif, on the eastern slope of the Matagalls peak (1,700 m). Mining works were carried out at 1,250 to 1,350 m of altitude. These mines were mined until the mid-90s and have been partially restored. Currently this area belongs to the Montseny Natural Park, so the collection of specimens is totally prohibited.


Size: 14.4 x 13 x 4.4 cm.
Main crystal: 2.8 cm.
Found in ca. 1970's.

Price: 85 €Buy
 

RM2637   Fluorite

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 crystals with this bluish tone, with a certain color zoning, translucent and disposed on the "pegmatite" and/or granodiorite matrix.

The Sant Marçal mines (also known as Matagalls mines) are located in the Montseny massif, on the eastern slope of the Matagalls peak (1,700 m). Mining works were carried out at 1,250 to 1,350 m of altitude. The municipality corresponds to Viladrau. Mining in this type of deposits in this area and surrounding areas had been focused on the extraction of minerals of Pb, Zn, F and Ba. Together with the Osor and Tagamanent deposits, the Rigròs main vein from Sant Marçal mines is one of the most important in terms of fluorite extraction. Although there are other less thin mineralized veins in the area. These veins are embedded in granodiorite rock, which locally present metric dikes with a pegmatite texture. the granodiorites are usually altered to "sauló" (coarse-grained sand with micas, clays and quartz grains) and in some specimens it forms part of the matrix. The paragenesis of these veins: fluorite, baryte, galena, pyrite, chalcopyrite and quartz (often amethyst variety). They were mined until the mid-90s and have been partially restored. Currently this area belongs to the Montseny Natural Park, so the collection of specimens is totally prohibited.


Size: 5.6 x 4.2 x 3.7 cm.
Main crystal: 1.1 cm.
Found in ca. 1970's.

Fluorescent under long wave UV
 

RM2633   Fluorite

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

Rich group of cubic fluorite crystals, very sharp, transparent and with a greenish to yellow tone very characteristic of these fluorites. This specimen is from the mines of Sant Marçal (also called of the Matagalls Mt.), located in the massif of El Montseny. Nowadays not many samples are seen with this quality. A classic of the Catalan Mineralogy.


Size: 9 x 7.4 x 3.2 cm.
Main crystal: 2.1 cm.
Found in ca. 1970's.

Price: 65 €Buy
 

RM2635   Fluorite

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 green 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 crystals with this bluish tone, with a certain color zoning, translucent.


Size: 9 x 5 x 3.8 cm.
Main crystal: 9 mm.
Found in ca. 1970's.

Fluorescent under long wave UV
Price: 70 €Buy
 

RM2634   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 to greenish tone, translucent and disposed on a characteristic ochy "pegmatite" matrix. They are partially covered with small but brilliant quartz crystals.

The Sant Marçal mines (also known as Matagalls mines) are located in the Montseny massif, on the eastern slope of the Matagalls peak (1,700 m). Mining works were carried out at 1,250 to 1,350 m of altitude. The municipality corresponds to Viladrau. Mining in this type of deposits in this area and surrounding areas had been focused on the extraction of minerals of Pb, Zn, F and Ba. Together with the Osor and Tagamanent deposits, the Rigròs main vein from Sant Marçal mines is one of the most important in terms of fluorite extraction. Although there are other less thin mineralized veins in the area. These veins are embedded in granodiorite rock, which locally present metric dikes with a pegmatite texture. the granodiorites are usually altered to "sauló" (coarse-grained sand with micas, clays and quartz grains) and in some specimens it forms part of the matrix. The paragenesis of these veins: fluorite, baryte, galena, pyrite, chalcopyrite and quartz (often amethyst variety). They were mined until the mid-90s and have been partially restored. Currently this area belongs to the Montseny Natural Park, so the collection of specimens is totally prohibited.


Size: 8.7 x 7.5 x 4.6 cm.
Main crystal: 2.4 cm.
Found in ca. 1970's.

Fluorescent under long wave UV
Price: 75 €Buy
 

RM2664   Fluorite

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 green 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 crystals with this bluish tone, with a certain color zoning, translucent.

The Sant Marçal mines (also known as Matagalls mines) are located in the Montseny massif, on the eastern slope of the Matagalls peak (1,700 m). Mining works were carried out at 1,250 to 1,350 m of altitude. The municipality corresponds to Viladrau. Mining in this type of deposits in this area and surrounding areas had been focused on the extraction of minerals of Pb, Zn, F and Ba. Together with the Osor and Tagamanent deposits, the Rigròs main vein from Sant Marçal mines is one of the most important in terms of fluorite extraction. Although there are other less thin mineralized veins in the area. These veins are embedded in granodiorite rock, which locally present metric dikes with a pegmatite texture. the granodiorites are usually altered to "sauló" (coarse-grained sand with micas, clays and quartz grains) and in some specimens it forms part of the matrix. The paragenesis of these veins: fluorite, baryte, galena, pyrite, chalcopyrite and quartz (often amethyst variety). They were mined until the mid-90s and have been partially restored. Currently this area belongs to the Montseny Natural Park, so the collection of specimens is totally prohibited.


Size: 9.3 x 5.5 x 3.8 cm.
Main crystal: 8 mm.
Found in ca. 1970's.

Fluorescent under long wave UV
Price: 60 €Buy
 

RM2632   Fluorite

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 green 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 crystals with this bluish tone, with a certain color zoning, translucent.

The Sant Marçal mines (also known as Matagalls mines) are located in the Montseny massif, on the eastern slope of the Matagalls peak (1,700 m). Mining works were carried out at 1,250 to 1,350 m of altitude. The municipality corresponds to Viladrau. Mining in this type of deposits in this area and surrounding areas had been focused on the extraction of minerals of Pb, Zn, F and Ba. Together with the Osor and Tagamanent deposits, the Rigròs main vein from Sant Marçal mines is one of the most important in terms of fluorite extraction. Although there are other less thin mineralized veins in the area. These veins are embedded in granodiorite rock, which locally present metric dikes with a pegmatite texture. the granodiorites are usually altered to "sauló" (coarse-grained sand with micas, clays and quartz grains) and in some specimens it forms part of the matrix. The paragenesis of these veins: fluorite, baryte, galena, pyrite, chalcopyrite and quartz (often amethyst variety). They were mined until the mid-90s and have been partially restored. Currently this area belongs to the Montseny Natural Park, so the collection of specimens is totally prohibited.


Size: 7.9 x 4.6 x 3.6 cm.
Main crystal: 7 mm.
Found in ca. 1970's.

Fluorescent under long wave UV
Price: 55 €Buy
 

RM2631   Fluorite

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 green 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 crystals with this bluish tone, with a certain color zoning, translucent.


Size: 5.8 x 4.9 x 3.4 cm.
Main crystal: 0.9 cm.
Found in ca. 1970's.

Fluorescent under long wave UV
 

RM2662   Fluorite

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. Some small nick, very common in these specimens, without affecting the quality. These specimens we offer were collected at the beginning of the 70s. In this specimen we can observe crystals with this bluish tone, with a certain color zoning, translucent and disposed on a minor "pegmatite" and/or granodiorite matrix.

The Sant Marçal mines (also known as Matagalls mines) are located in the Montseny massif, on the eastern slope of the Matagalls peak (1,700 m). Mining works were carried out at 1,250 to 1,350 m of altitude. The municipality corresponds to Viladrau. Mining in this type of deposits in this area and surrounding areas had been focused on the extraction of minerals of Pb, Zn, F and Ba. Together with the Osor and Tagamanent deposits, the Rigròs main vein from Sant Marçal mines is one of the most important in terms of fluorite extraction. Although there are other less thin mineralized veins in the area. These veins are embedded in granodiorite rock, which locally present metric dikes with a pegmatite texture. the granodiorites are usually altered to "sauló" (coarse-grained sand with micas, clays and quartz grains) and in some specimens it forms part of the matrix. The paragenesis of these veins: fluorite, baryte, galena, pyrite, chalcopyrite and quartz (often amethyst variety). They were mined until the mid-90s and have been partially restored. Currently this area belongs to the Montseny Natural Park, so the collection of specimens is totally prohibited.


Size: 6.7 x 4.4 x 3.5 cm.
Main crystal: 1.6 cm.
Found in ca. 1970's.

Fluorescent under long wave UV
 
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