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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
 

RM2895   Skutterudite, safflorite and quartz

Bou Azzer, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate, Souss-Massa-Draâ, Morocco

A very good sized specimen of skutterudite, with well defined and very brilliant crystals. They are accompanied by aesthetic aggregates of lanceolated saffflorite crystals and quartz. A display fine specimen.


Size: 7.2 x 7 x 5 cm.
Main crystal: 1.2 cm.
Found in ±2019.

Price: 135 €Buy
 

RM2892   Fibrous malachite and chrysocolla

Bleida mines, Tinzouline Caïdat, Zagora cercle, Drâa-Tafilalet, Morocco

Aesthetic specimen of good size upholstered by a layer of botryoidal aggregates of chrysocolla, with a pale blue to light blue. On the chrysocolla there are numerous aggregates of acicular malachite crystals, transparent, brilliant, velvety and that stand out on the matrix.


Size: 15 x 9 x 6 cm.
Found in ±2019.

Price: 95 €Buy
 

RM2886   Malachite and wulfenite

Whim Creek Copper Mine, Whim Creek, Roebourne Shire, Western Australia, Australia

Fibrous aggregates of malachite, very characteristic of this mine. They are accompanied by small yellow wulfenite crystals. They are disposed on a goethite matrix. A rarity on the market. With a rare vintage label by Olivier Szentessy (Genève, Switzerland).


Size: 4.4 x 3.2 x 3.2 cm.
Found in ±1985.

Col. Manchion (Barcelona).


Price: 55 €Buy
 

RM2878   Pyromorphite

Resuperferolítica mine, Solana de la Canaleja, Santa Eufemia, Córdoba, Andalucía, Spain

Group of pyromorphite crystals with a brownish green color, with very well defined hexagonal shapes and well defined faces and edges. It comes from a classic Spanish mine and from which good quality specimens have come out.


Size: 3.2 x 3 x 1.8 cm.
Main crystal: 7.8 mm.

Classic locality
Price: 40 €Buy
 

RM2876   Pyromorphite

Resuperferolítica mine, Solana de la Canaleja, Santa Eufemia, Córdoba, Andalucía, Spain

Group of pyromorphite crystals with a brownish green color, with very well defined hexagonal shapes and well defined faces and edges. It comes from a classic Spanish mine and from which good quality specimens have come out.


Size: 3.3 x 2.1 x 2 cm.
Main crystal: 5 mm.

Classic locality
Price: 35 €Buy
 

RM2873   Pyromorphite

Resuperferolítica mine, Solana de la Canaleja, Santa Eufemia, Córdoba, Andalucía, Spain

Group of pyromorphite crystals with a brownish green color, with very well defined hexagonal shapes and well defined faces and edges. It comes from a classic Spanish mine and from which good quality specimens have come out. An aesthetic miniature.


Size: 3.3 x 3 x 2.4 cm.
Main crystal: 1 cm.

Classic locality
Price: 35 €Buy
 

RM2871   Fluorite, pyrite and calcite

Villabona mines, Villabona, Llanera, Asturias, Principado de Asturias, Spain

Group of cubic fluorite crystals, brilliant, transparent and with a yellow color with zoning, more orange in the core of some of the crystals. Dotted with small beveled cubic crystals of pyrite. The back side is fully upholstered in pyrite.


Size: 8.5 x 6.6 x 4.5 cm.
Main crystal: 7.5 mm.
Found in ±1985.

Col. Manchion (Barcelona).


Price: 55 €Buy
 

RM2869   Epidote

Jefferson Co., Montana, United States of America

An epidote specimen from an unusual North American locality. It occurs as parallel aggregates of very elongated prismatic to acicular crystals, with terminal faces, green in color and transparent.


Size: 4.2 x 1.2 x 0.7 cm.
Found in ±1980.

Col. Manchion (Barcelona).
Price: 55 €Buy
 

RM2868   Smoky quartz and microcline

Montnegre Mts., Sant Celoni, Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain

Good size smoky quartz crystal. Defined, bright and with "ghost" shapes inside. An old piece from a classic Catalan locality.


Size: 6.4 x 5.1 x 3.9 cm.
Found in ±1985.

Col. Manchion (Barcelona).


Price: 55 €Buy
 

RM2867   Siderite with pyrrhotite and dolomite

Mina Morro Velho, Nova Lima, Minas Gerais, Brazil

A classic specimen from this Brazilian locality. Various flattened, almost lenticular, siderite crystals with a yellowish green color, on which a group of dolomite crystals stands out. In dolomite we see numerous pseudohexagonal pyrrhotite crystals, some included in the dolomite. We did not observe the presence of cubanite.


Size: 5.5 x 3.8 x 2.4 cm.
Found in ±1985.

Col. Manchion (Barcelona).


Price: 40 €Buy
 

RM2866   Sphalerite, Chalcopyrite, Pyrite and quartz

Huaron mines, Huayllay, Pasco, Perú

Numerous well-defined and interpenetrated sphalerite crystals are arranged on a matrix with quartz crystals, accompanied by pyrite crystals. In the upper part, a group of chalcopyrite crystals with some indentation, which allows us to see the color and brilliance.


Size: 6 x 4.4 x 4.3 cm.
Main crystal: 1.6 cm.
Found in ±1984.

Col. Manchion (Barcelona).


Price: 35 €Buy
 

RM2851   Scepter quartz

Izizauen, Alnif, Tinghir, Drâa-Tafilalet, Morocco

Group of quartz crystals in parallel growth and with a "scepter" structure. Very well defined faces and edges, brilliant and transparent to translucent. Very aerially disposed on the matrix. An good size and excellent specimen from a Moroccan locality not very known.


Size: 10 x 7.2 x 5.5 cm.
Main crystal: 5 x 4 cm.
Found in ±2019.

Price: 160 €Reserved

 

RM2848   Stibnite

Baia Sprie, Maramures Co., Romania

Group of very elongated prismatic crystals, in parallel growth, very brilliant. The back side has a coating of quartz microcrystals. A piece from the Astor collection acquired in 1974 from Bailey Minerals (Ángel Jesús Talabán García, Segovia 1942-Madrid 2007).


Size: 6.5 x 3 x 2.2 cm.
Found in ±1974.

Col. Joan Astor (Barcelona).
Price: 45 €Buy
 

RM2844   Dioptase, duftite and calcite

Tsumeb mine (Tsumcorp), Tsumeb, Otjikoto, Namibia

In a vug of the matrix there are numerous complete and brilliant dioptase crystals with the characteristic intense green color. They are accompanied by small yellow crystals of duftite, on calcite rhombohedra. A very aesthetic classic from this mine.


Size: 6.4 x 6 x 5 cm.
Main crystal: 3 mm.
Found in ±1980.

Price: 100 €Buy
 

RM2845   Twinned cerussite

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

Exceptional and old specimen of cerussite from this classic Moroccan locality. It presents several divergent prismatic to tabular crystals of good size, twinned in a "V" shape. Translucent and with a smoky hue. Pure aesthetics, a very difficult specimen to get nowadays.


Size: 4.4 x 4 x 2 cm.
Main crystal: 4 x 2 cm.
Found in ±1980.

Classic locality
Price: 240 €Buy
 

RM2847   "Window" quratz

Allos Pass, Uvernet-Fours, Barcelonnette, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

Quartz specimen with marked "window" growths with inclusions. These Allos pass crystals are not very common on the market. Allos pass is situated on the edge of Mercantour National Park approximately 20 km from the small village of Barcelonnette.


Size: 8.5 x 6.3 x 3 cm.

Price: 65 €Buy
 

RM2841   Pyrite, sphalerite and crandallite

Quiruvilca Mine, Quiruvilca, Santiago de Chuco, La Libertad, Perú

Group of octahedral pyrite crystals, very brilliant and well defined, which are accompanied by complex crystals of sphalerite. On them we observed numerous white globular crandallite aggregates (analyzed by XRD). This combination of minerals is unusual in the deposit, with this phosphate being the first citation.


Size: 5.5 x 5.3 x 2.7 cm.

Price: 55 €Buy
 

RM2833   Native silver and pearceite-T2ac

Sarbaiskoe (Sarbai) deposit, Rudny, Kostanay, Kazakhstan

Rich specimen showing wire aggregates of native silver, curved, with curls, shiny and with a very aesthetic golden tone. Some have darker areas of acanthite. They are accompanied by small but well-formed hexagonal pearceite-T2ac crystals. With calcite matriz. This piece is surprising when looking at the cavities under magnification. It berlongs from the Sarbaiskoe deposit, the best known silver producing area in Kazakhstan. Very rare to find specimens from this locality.


Size: 5 x 4.8 x 3.1 cm.
Found in ±1990.

Price: 220 €Buy
 

RM2826   Columbite-(Mn), columbite-tantalite series

Etiro pegmatites, Etiro Farm 50, Karibib, Erongo, Namibia

A good size crystal of columbite-(Mn) that shows parallel growths on the faces, with striations, intense luster and black color. The accompanying handwritten label indicates that it belongs from the Etiro pegmatites, in Namíbia, a locality of which few specimens have been seen in the market. The piece belongss from H.G. Hoppert. Sample has been analyzed and the results, as can be seen in the attached documents, indicate it contains more Mn than Fe, a columbite, but with values of Nb-Ta in the border area with tantalite domain. All results will be sent to the buyer.


Size: 4.8 x 3.8 x 1.7 cm.
Found in ±1970.

Col. H.G. Hoppert.
Analyzed specimen with report


Price: 240 €Buy
 

RM2821   Native silver, herringbone-patterned

Mina La Nevada, Cerro San Antonio, San Miguel, Batopilas, Andrés del Rio, Chihuahua, México

Specimen of native silver from this more than classic Mexican locality such as Batopilas. This specimen shows numerous herringbone-patterned, arborescent and skeletal silver aggregates formed by crystals spinel-twin, very elegant and with luster and colour. They are disposed aerially on a matrix with calcite. Finding specimens of this quality and size (and price) from this mine is not easy at all. It belongs from a former Austrian collection.


Size: 4.6 x 4.4 x 3.1 cm.
Main crystal: 32 mm.
Found in ±1960.

Col. F. Schweiger (Wien).
Classic locality


 

RM2817   Stibnite

Baiut, Maramures, Romania

Very thick and good size stibnite crystal from this classic Romanian mine. It presents an elongated prism, striated, with an excellent brightness. Very rich in facets in the upper terminal part, with complex bipyramidal faces. On the main crystal we observe a group of crystals of the same mineral, finer, that suppose a second crystallization. Nowadays it is difficult to find specimens of this quality from this mine. It comes from a former Austrian collection.


Size: 6.9 x 1.7 x 1.8 cm.
Found in ±1970.

Col. F. Schweiger (Wien).
Price: 130 €Buy
 

RM2816   Stibnite

Herja Mine, Chiuzbaia, Baia Mare, Maramures, Romania

More than an excellent specimen from Herja mine, a world-class Romanian locality for stibnite. This piece, of a very good size, is formed by several groups of thick prismatic crystals with visible terminal faces. We can observe a second generation of thin crystals. Nowadays it is difficult to find samples of this quality, for museum display cases. It belongs from a former Austrian collection.


Size: 13 x 5.7 x 4.5 cm.
Main crystal: 11 x 0.6 cm.
Found in ±1980.

Col. F. Schweiger (Wien).
Classic locality
Price: 300 €Buy
 

RM2814   Chalcocite with tennantite and calcite

Mantos Cobrizos mine, Paipote, Copiapó, Atacama, Chile

Very rich group of sharp chalcocite crystals, some isolated and other interpenetrated, tabular and with very clear twinned pseudohexagonal forms. Intense metallic luster, gray color. They stand out on a matrix of bright calcite and small tennantite crystals. The specimens of this locality are very rare. Novelty in Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2017. The Mantos Cobrizos mine is a type of "mantle" deposit. This is a small Cu deposit, located in the mining district of Los Cóndores, close to Paipote, Copiapó. So far the production has been made a small scale.


Size: 7.2 x 6.6 x 3.7 cm.



Price: 85 €Buy
 

RM2813   Cerussite and baryte

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

Very brilliant specimen formed by various cerussite crystals, with a cyclic twin, well defined and translucent. They exhibit intense yellow fluorescence under LW-UV light. They are disposed on an upholstered matrix of small crystals of the same species and, to give an aesthetic touch, a group of orange baryte crystals.


Size: 5.8 x 5.8 x 4.2 cm.
Main crystal: 23 x 21 mm.
Found in 2018.

Col. A. Arguijo (L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona).
Fluorescent under long wave UV
Price: 65 €Buy
 
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