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RM1175   Cyanotrichite with Chalcophyllite, parnauite

Cap Garonne Mine, Le Pradet, Var, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

This aesthetic specimen shows a very rich group of acicular cyanotrichite aggregates, with a deep blue color and brilliance. They're accompanied by green globular aggregates of parnauite. Also we can enjoy groups of green-blue hexagonal chalcophyllite crystals, perfectly defined. The matrix is covered with different iron arsenates. A piece of a classic French mine where today is impossible to get specimens, and less of this quality.


Size: 6.3 x 5.2 x 3.4 cm
Main crystal: 18 x 8 mm aggreg.
Found in ca. 1998.

Ex-col. A. Tuel


 

RM1166   Galena with fluorite and quartz

Fontsante Mine, Saint-Augustin filón/vein, Tanneron, Var, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

Galena crystal on fluorite from Fontsante. The cube crystal is truncated by octahedron faces. It shows a bluish color due to the natural iridescence. Perfectly disposed on a fluorite matrix covered by brilliant small quartz crystals. It was collected in the Saint-Augustin vein (known for its sulphides). It is no easy to find samples with this quality from this French locality. This former fluorite mine started works in 1919 and closed in 1987.


Size: 5.5 x 5.5 x 2.3 cm.
Main crystal: 18 x 17 mm.
Found in ca. 1980's.

Ex-col. Alain Tuel.


 

RM580   Cerussite

Lescure mine, Mayres, Ardèche, Rhône-Alpes, France

Recent mineral find and novelty at Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2013. A very rich group of prismatic cerussite crystals, with white color, translucent, brilliant, very acute and complex terminations and good size. With striated faces. Contrasting very aerial on the matrix.
The lead and silver mine of Lescure was worked in Roman times and there are documents from the late eighteenth century telling us about these mines. Although "serious" mining operations are confirmed from 1808-29 until its closure in 1951. These specimens are known in long crystals, and since the 90s had not been obtained pieces of this quality. Today the mine is closed and collapsed (Le Règne Mineral, 85, 2009).


Size: 7,5 x 4,6 x 3,2 cm.
Main crystal: 21 x 4 mm.
Found in 04-05/2013.

Fluorescent under long wave UV
 

RM583   Cerussite

Lescure mine, Mayres, Ardèche, Rhône-Alpes, France

Recent mineral find and novelty at Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2013. An rich and aesthetic group of prismatic cerussite crystals, with white color, translucent, brilliant, very acute and complex terminations and good size. With striated faces. Contrasting very aerial on the matrix.

The lead and silver mine of Lescure was worked in Roman times and there are documents from the late eighteenth century telling us about these mines. Although "serious" mining operations are confirmed from 1808-29 until its closure in 1951. These specimens are known in long crystals, and since the 90s had not been obtained pieces of this quality. Today the mine is closed and collapsed (Le Règne Mineral, 85, 2009).


Size: 8,0 x 7,7 x 5,8 cm.
Main crystal: 24 x 4 mm.
Found in 04-05/2013.

Fluorescent under long wave UV
 

RM133   Baryte

Saint-Georges-les-Bains, Ardèche, Rhône-Alpes, France

Group of tabular and sharp baryte crystals showing perfect geometric zoning growths, with some transparence. Matrix is a Baryte of the first generation and crystals the second one.


Size: 6,1 x 4,6 x 2,4 cm
Main crystal: 1,8 x 1,4 cm.

Precio reducido-Reduced price 40€
 

RM682   Smoky Quartz

Talèfre glacier, Mont Blanc Mts., Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Rhône-Alpes, France

In this specimen we can observe a group of quartz crystals, one of them dominant, with well defined faces and edges. We see a well-developed prism with rhombohedral terminal faces and a possible small trapezohedron face. Transparence and brilliance are both excellent and with a very uniform smoky tone. It is not easy to find specimens of alpine smoky quartz at reasonable prices, without nicks, and less with this size.


Size: 9,2 x 9,0 x 6,0 cm.
Main crystal: 6,8 x 4,3 cm.
Found in 2012.

 

RM1115   Smoky quartz

Pointe des Periades, Glacier de Leschaux, Massif du Mont Blanc, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Rhône-Alpes, France

In this floater specimen we can observe a rich group of quartz crystals, one of them dominant, with well defined faces and edges. We see a well-developed prism with rhombohedral terminal and trapezohedron faces. Transparence and brilliance are both excellent and with a very uniform smoky tone. It is not easy to find specimens from this Alpine quartz locality.
Note:  Le Règne Minèral. Minèralogie du Massif du Mont-Blanc. Hors Sèrìe V, 1999.


Size: 7.2 x 7.3 x 3.8 cm.
Main crystal: 74 x 41 mm.
Found in 2015.

 

RM1114   Smoky quartz

Argentière Glacier, Massif du Mont Blanc, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Rhône-Alpes, France

A very aesthetic group of very sharp quartz crystals with a uniform smoky tone, more intense in terminal rhombohedron, well developed prism followin main axis. From a classic Mont-blanc area for this species.


Size: 7.4 x 6.5 x 4.7 cm.
Main crystal: 72 x 25 mm.
Found in 2014.

 

RM1113   Smoky quartz

Pointe des Periades, Glacier de Leschaux, Massif du Mont Blanc, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Rhône-Alpes, France

In this specimen we can observe a group of quartz crystals with well defined faces and edges. We see a well-developed prism with rhombohedral terminal and trapezohedron faces. Transparence and brilliance are both excellent and with a very uniform smoky tone. It is not easy to find specimens from this Alpine quartz locality.
Note:  Le Règne Minèral. Minèralogie du Massif du Mont-Blanc. Hors Sèrìe V, 1999.


Size: 8.4 x 5.4 x 2.8 cm.
Main crystal: 50 x 32 mm.
Found in 2014.

 

RM1151   Smoky quartz

Pointe des Periades, Glacier de Leschaux, Massif du Mont Blanc, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Rhône-Alpes, France

In this floater specimen we can observe a group of quartz crystals, two of them clearly dominant, with well defined faces and edges. We see a well-developed prism with rhombohedral terminal and trapezohedron faces. Transparence and brilliance are both excellent and with a very uniform smoky tone.


Size: 6.2 x 4.7 x 4.3 cm.
Main crystal: 35 x 28 mm.
Found in 2014.

 

RM1164   Smoky quartz with dolomite

Talèfre glacier, Mont Blanc, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Rhône-Alpes, France

A rich group of quartz crystals, brilliant, transparent and with a very delicate and aesthetic smoky tone. They show well-defined prism and complex forms in top faces. They are disposed on a rocky matrix with albite. Talèfre glacier is located in the heart of the Mont Blanc massif.


Size: 9.5 x 7.3 x 4.6 cm.
Main crystal: 23 x 8 mm.
Found in 07-08/2014.

 

RM673   Faden Quartz

Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne Valley, Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, Savoie, Rhône-Alpes, France

Group of very sharp flattened parallel growth of quartz crystals. Very transparent, with an excellent brilliance, transparence and with a visible "faden" growth that crosses it tip to tip.
It comes from a very recent find in the alpine valley of Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, in France, near Italy and they could be considered between the best faden quartz crystals in Europe.


Size: 7,4 x 2,0 x 0,8 cm.
Found in 08-09/2013.

 

RM674   Faden Quartz

Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne Valley, Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, Savoie, Rhône-Alpes, France

Group of a parallel growth of very sharp flattened quartz crystals. Very transparent, with an excellent brilliance, transparence and with a visible "faden" growth that crosses it tip to tip.
It comes from a very recent find in the alpine valley of Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, in France, near Italy and they could be considered between the best faden quartz crystals in Europe.


Size: 5,0 x 2,9 x 0,7 cm.
Found in 08-09/2013.

 

RM675   Faden Quartz

Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne Valley, Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, Savoie, Rhône-Alpes, France

Group of very sharp flattened parallel growth of quartz crystals. Very transparent, with an excellent brilliance, transparence and with a visible "faden" growth that crosses it tip to tip.
It comes from a very recent find in the alpine valley of Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, in France, near Italy and they could be considered between the best faden quartz crystals in Europe.


Size: 5,3 x 3,4 x 0,7 cm.
Found in 08-09/2013.

 

RM676   Faden Quartz

Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne valley, Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, Savoie, Rhône-Alpes, France

Group of very sharp flattened parallel growth of quartz crystals. Very transparent, with an excellent brilliance, transparence and with a visible "faden" growth that crosses it tip to tip.
It comes from a very recent find in the alpine valley of Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, in France, near Italy and they could be considered between the best faden quartz crystals in Europe.


Size: 5,4 x 3,1 x 1,4 cm.
Found in 08-09/2013.

 

RM576   Fluorite with siderite

Peyrebrune, Montredon-Labessonnié, Réalmont, Tarn, France

Group of very sharp fluorite crystals showing cubic forms and trapezohedron faces on some vertexs. Well defined faces and edges, transparent to translucent. Yellow color is uniforms, with curious internal colorless structures, and some siderite crystals on them. A huge size specimen from this French mine.


Size: 9,5 x 8,5 x 4,0 cm.
Main crystal: 4,4 x 3,3 cm.

Fluorescent under long wave UV
 

RM770   Annabergite

Laurion mines, Laurion, Attika, Greece

Interesting and old specimen of annabergite showing bright green flattened prismatic crystals with transparence. They are disposed in cavities of the dolomitic matrix. From Laurion, an European classic locality. The specimen is accompanied by an old label from XIX century from an unknown German collection (till today).


Size: 5,8 x 4,7 x 3,3 cm.
Main crystal: 8 x 2 mm.
Found in s. XIX.

Ex-German collection s. XIX.


 

RM1456   Aragonite

Jean Baptiste Mine, Kamariza Mines, Agios Konstantinos, Lavrion, Attikí, Greece

Rich group of aragonite crystals forming an aesthetic and shiny rosette. A specimen of great aesthetic, unusual for this mine and in collections. A classic Greek locality. From a former collection, which label will be send to the buyer.


Size: 9.2 x 7.0 x 4.3 cm.
Main crystal: 52 x 47 mm. ros.

 

RM907   Serpierite

Jean Baptiste Mine, Kamariza Mines, Agios Konstantinos, Lavrion, Attikí, Greece

The specimen is very rich in fan-shapped aggregates of lath-like serpierite crystals. They show an intense sky blue color, good transparence and exceptional brightness. Serpierite crystals are covering cavities of the limonitic matrix. Their quality is excellent and under magnifying glass their beauty and aesthetics are superb. Accompanied by spherical aggregates of malachite and some crusts of azurite. A specimen with good size and quality for the species.


Size: 5.2 x 4.0 x 3.7 cm.
Main crystal: 1.5 x 1 mm.

Localidad Tipo/Type Locality.
 

RM906   Serpierite

Jean Baptiste Mine, Agios Konstantinos, Lavrion, Attikí, Greece

A rich specimen of serpierite showing fan-shapped aggregates of lath-like crystals. They show an intense sky blue color, good transparence and brightness. Serpierite crystals are covering the limonitic matrix. Their quality is really good very visible under magnifying glass. Accompanied by spherical aggregates of malachite and some crusts of azurite. A specimen with good size and quality for the species.


Size: 7.0 x 5.3 x 4.0 cm.
Main crystal: 1.4 x 1 mm.

Localidad Tipo/Type Locality.
 

RM1422   Smithsonite with goethite

Hilarion Mine, Kamariza Mines, Agios Konstantinos, Lavrion, Attikí, Greece

A brilliant group of botryoidal smithsonite aggregates. Translucent, pearly luster, white to colorless. On a goethite matrix. Classic locality.


Size: 5.4 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm.

 

RM1424   Smithsonite with goethite

Hilarion Mine, Kamariza Mines, Agios Konstantinos, Lavrion, Attikí, Greece

A brilliant group of botryoidal smithsonite aggregates. Translucent, pearly luster, white to colorless. On a goethite matrix. Classic locality.


Size: 8.5 x 5.5 x 5.0 cm.
Main crystal: 17 x 15 mm glob.

 

RM1421   Calcite, "Cat's tail"

Sounion Mine No. 6 ("Exi Mine"), Agia Varvara Mines, Sounion, Lavrion, Attikí, Greece

A very aesthetic specimen formed by estalactitic calcite aggregates (called cat's tail) of several acute crystals. Showing a snowy white color, brilliant and disposed on a goethite matrix. It is accompanied by small crystals of rhombohedral opaline calcite.


Size: 7.7 x 5.0 x 4.2 cm.

Ex.col. Dr Thomas Rabber
Fluorescent under long wave UV


 

RM567   Andradite

Seriphos Island, Islas Cícladas, Milos, Mar Egeo, Greece

Rich group of andradite crystals showing trapezohedron forms, with the curiosity that the edges are marked with a brown line tone, and with orange faces. Showing some translucency on edges. A specimen rather than representative for this classic Greek mining area.


Size: 5,4 x 5,0 x 3,5 cm.
Main crystal: 12 x 10 mm.

 

RM1688   Aluminite

Csordakúti Mine, Bicske-Zsámbéki Basin, Bicske-Csordakút, Fejér Co., Hungary

Close to the mellite species, aluminite specimens from this Hungarian mine are a classic of the ancient European mineralogy. There present nodules with orange ocher tones due to iron minerals, but the interior of them shows us a snowy white sugar texture. This mineral occurs in many locations, but in a few with this richness.


Size: 8.5 x 7.0 x 2.6 cm.

 
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