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Fluorite with Calcite

Recorded under neon light

SV1900EPM

Group of cubic Fluorite crystals covering two large main crystals of Calcite, one of them rhombohedral at the base of the piece and another in the form of a scalenohedral crown. The Fluorite crystals exhibit very marked bevels and with deeper purplish tones, very typical for the historic locality from which this piece comes, the legendary Josefa-Veneros vein.

Josefa-Veneros vein, 75 level, La Collada mining area, Coroña de Arriba-La Collada, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Principality of Asturias (Asturias) Spain (±1974)

Specimen size: 20.4 x 14.5 x 6.9 cm

Main crystal size: 1.5 x 1.4 cm

€1900 / US$2054 / ¥264130 / AUD$2961

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Quartz (variety rose quartz)

Recorded under neon light

SV250TPR

Unique central growth of a well-developed crystal on a matrix of translucent and lustrous Quartz crystals. It is an intense pink, almost red, a color which is not due to inclusions of iron oxides, but is its natural color.

Huancayo Province, Junín Department Peru (02/2022)

Specimen size: 10.7 x 6.4 x 4.6 cm

Main crystal size: 5.7 x 2 cm

€250 / US$270 / ¥34750 / AUD$389

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Quartz (variety rose quartz)

Recorded under neon light

SV130TBB

Group of Quartz crystals with very well defined and sharp crystal forms, translucent, lustrous and of an intense pink color, a color that is not due to inclusions of iron oxides but is its natural color.

Huancayo Province, Junín Department Peru (02/2022)

Specimen size: 4.2 x 3.4 x 1.6 cm

Main crystal size: 1.7 x 0.8 cm

€130 / US$140 / ¥18070 / AUD$202

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Quartz with Calcite and Pyrite inclusions
Quartz with Calcite and Pyrite inclusions
Front
Quartz with Calcite and Pyrite inclusions
Rear

Recorded under neon light

SV260MRB

Quartz crystal with well developed prism and termination, slightly translucent, with very sharp faces and edges and partially covered by small rhombohedral Calcite crystals, and with Pyrite inclusions visible mainly on the back of the piece.

Bouismas Mine, Agdz, Bou Azzer mining district, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region Morocco (2022)

Specimen size: 11.2 x 8.2 x 6.8 cm

€260 / US$281 / ¥36140 / AUD$405

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Microcline

Recorded under neon light

SV80MRB

Obtained at Sainte Marie 2022: Floater group of Microcline crystals with polycrystalline growths, well profiled, with very sharp crystal forms and a beautiful cream-white color.

Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region Morocco (05/2022)

Specimen size: 12.2 x 8 x 6.3 cm

Main crystal size: 1.5 x 1.3 cm

€80 / US$86 / ¥11120 / AUD$124

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Microcline

Recorded under neon light

SV75MTV

Obtained at Sainte Marie 2022: Floater group of Microcline crystals with polycrystalline growths, well profiled, with very sharp crystal forms and a beautiful cream-white color.

Imilchil area, Anti-Atlas, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region Morocco (05/2022)

Specimen size: 8.7 x 8 x 5.2 cm

Main crystal size: 3 x 2.2 cm

€75 / US$81 / ¥10420 / AUD$116

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Dioptase with Dolomite

Recorded under neon light

SV280ELJ

Elegant sculpture formed by very sharp Dioptase crystals with well-defined faces and edges, very lustrous and translucent. Deep in color and on a matrix of small crystals of pink Dolomite.

Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region Namibia

Specimen size: 3.2 x 2.3 x 1.4 cm

Main crystal size: 0.6 x 0.5 cm

€280 / US$302 / ¥38920 / AUD$436

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Aragonite with Sulphur
Aragonite with Sulphur
Front
Aragonite with Sulphur
Side

Recorded under neon light

SV220NNB

Floater aggregate formed by Aragonite crystals with hexagonal outlines and short whitish grey prism faces. On matrix, accompanied by a crystalline mass of Sulfur with strong color contrast.
A classic of Italian sulfur mining.

Cozzo Disi Mine, Casteltermini, Agrigento (Girgenti) Province, Sicily Italy

Specimen size: 12.2 x 8.7 x 4.4 cm

Main crystal size: 1.6 x 1.2 cm

€220 / US$237 / ¥30580 / AUD$342

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Gypsum

Recorded under neon light

SV150EBX

Very elongated Gypsum floater crystal, perfectly terminated and transparent, with well-defined faces and edges and coming from a quarry exploited for clays, and where crystals longer than 1 meter have been found.

Carresse Quarry, Carresse-Cassaber, Oloron-Sainte-Marie, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Nouvelle-Aquitaine France (1975)

Specimen size: 13.4 x 0.9 x 0.4 cm

€150 / US$162 / ¥20850 / AUD$233

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Gypsum

Recorded under neon light

SV140ELL

Very elongated Gypsum floater crystal, perfectly terminated and transparent, with well-defined faces and edges and coming from a quarry exploited for clays, and where crystals longer than 1 meter have been found.

Carresse Quarry, Carresse-Cassaber, Oloron-Sainte-Marie, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Nouvelle-Aquitaine France (1975)

Specimen size: 11.4 x 1.3 x 0.7 cm

€140 / US$151 / ¥19460 / AUD$218

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Fluorite with Quartz

Recorded under neon light

SV170BRT

Curious specimen with two very different parts: the upper one formed by a multitude of cubic Fluorite crystals with a color gradation from dark to greenish tones and with violet edges; and a lower part formed by Fluorite crystals, but which have been practically covered by coralloid growths formed by Quartz microcrystals with the upper surface stained by Hematite.
It comes from a well-known mining district in Bavaria, Germany.

Hermine Mine, Lissenthan, Nabburg, Wölsendorf West District, Upper Palatinate/Oberpfalz, Bavaria/Bayern Germany

Specimen size: 14.3 x 11 x 3.4 cm

Main crystal size: 1 x 1 cm

€170 / US$183 / ¥23630 / AUD$264

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Cerussite with Malachite

Recorded under neon light

SV390EFH

Aggregate of elongated crystals of Cerussite, on matrix, and almost entirely coated by deep green Malachite microcrystals.
The specimen comes from the collection of Michel Perraudin and was found in an old German mine that benefited from lead and zinc.

Glücksrad Mine, Oberschulenberg, Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Goslar District, Harz, Lower Saxony/Niedersachsen Germany

Specimen size: 10.8 x 6.7 x 4 cm

Main crystal size: 0.7 x 0.1 cm

Former collection of Michel Perraudin

€390 / US$421 / ¥54210 / AUD$607

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Bournonite with Galena, Siderite, Quartz and Calcite

Recorded under neon light

SV340EBB

Numerous group of Bournonite crystals with very well defined faces and edges, with a marked cyclic twin, bright and with a metallic appearance, deposited on a matrix formed by a total coating of Quartz crystals, without development of the prism, and accompanied by rhombohedral Siderite crystals well defined and bright, in addition to some scalenohedral crystals of whitish Calcite. The piece is completed with a Galena crystal with clearly visible faces of the cube-octahedron.
A German classic from a mine that benefited from lead and silver and with an important pedigree, as attested by the old labels that accompany it.

Pfaffenberg Mine, Neudorf, Harzgerode mining district, Harz, Saxony-Anhalt/Sachsen-Anhalt Germany

Specimen size: 8.4 x 6.6 x 3.1 cm

Main crystal size: 1 x 0.7 cm

Former collection of Michel Perraudin

€340 / US$367 / ¥47260 / AUD$529

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Cerussite with Wulfenite

Recorded under neon light

SV230ELP

Aggregate of single Cerussite crystals, some of them with a very marked V-twin. On matrix, bright and translucent, accompanied by small Wulfenite crystals, product of oxidation of the metallic part of the matrix, formed mainly by Galena.

Adami Mine No. 2, Plaka Mines, Plaka, Lavrion Mining District, Attikí (Attica) Prefecture Greece

Specimen size: 9.6 x 6.3 x 2.8 cm

Main crystal size: 1 x 0.5 cm

Former collection of Michel Perraudin

€230 / US$248 / ¥31970 / AUD$358

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Fluorite with Baryte

Recorded under neon light

SV160NBR

Group of very translucent and brilliant cubic Fluorite crystals, with shades that vary from blue to purple. With marked geometric growths of color, parallel to the edges of the cubes, implanted on a limestone matrix and accompanied by leafy aggregates of crystals of Barite, very characteristic for the deposit, a classic for the Fluorite.

La Cabaña, Berbes mining area, Valdelmar, Berbes, Ribadesella, Comarca Oriente, Principality of Asturias (Asturias) Spain (11/1993)

Specimen size: 17.4 x 9.4 x 9 cm

Main crystal size: 1 x 1 cm

€160 / US$173 / ¥22240 / AUD$249

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Pyrite

Recorded under neon light

SV640MTF

Isolated crystal of Pyrite, very aerial on the matrix, with perfect shapes and marked striations on the faces of the cube, free of damage and very bright.
A Spanish classic of great quality for the deposit.

Ampliación a Victoria Mine, De Alcarama Range, Navajún, Comarca Cervera, La Rioja Spain (2022)

Specimen size: 12.6 x 10.4 x 10.6 cm

Main crystal size: 4.7 x 4.1 cm

€640 / US$692 / ¥88970 / AUD$997

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Pyromorphite

Recorded under neon light

SV350NBX

Group of prismatic crystals on matrix, many of them doubly terminated, with excellent development of faces and edges and flat pinacoidal terminations. The color and brightness are very good.
A glory from the past, coming from one of the best pockets found in the San Andrés Mine.

San Andrés Mine, Del Tunel pocket, Espiel, Comarca Valle del Guadiato, Córdoba, Andalusia Spain (11/1998)

Specimen size: 5 x 4 x 2.4 cm

Main crystal size: 0.6 x 0.6 cm

€350 / US$378 / ¥48650 / AUD$545

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Pyromorphite

SV180NGH

Group of elongatedc crystals of Pyromorphite, with a very aerial development, doubly terminated, with well-defined faces and edges and flattened pinacoidal terminations with an extraordinary color and luster.
It comes from one of the best pockets in the San Andrés Mine, in Cordoba, Andalusia. A very aesthetic miniature.

San Andrés Mine, Realces pocket (Victoria), Espiel, Comarca Valle del Guadiato, Córdoba, Andalusia Spain (11/1997)

Specimen size: 2.9 x 1.3 x 1.3 cm

Main crystal size: 0.5 x 0.5 cm

€180 / US$194 / ¥25020 / AUD$280

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Pyromorphite

SV170NTR

Group of elongatedc crystals of Pyromorphite, very aerial, many of them doubly terminated, with well defined faces and edges and flattened pinacoidal terminations with an extraordinary color and luster.
It comes from one of the best pockets in the San Andrés Mine, in Cordoba, Andalusia.

San Andrés Mine, Realces pocket (Victoria), Espiel, Comarca Valle del Guadiato, Córdoba, Andalusia Spain (11/1997)

Specimen size: 2.2 x 1.9 x 1.4 cm

Main crystal size: 0.6 x 0.6 cm

€170 / US$183 / ¥23630 / AUD$264

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Cerussite

Recorded under neon light

SV160EBR

Group of Cerussite crystals on a ferruginous rock matrix with marked complete multiple twins and with a morphology reminiscent of snowflakes, but with scattered crystals and some stacking, which makes this type of Cerussite popularly known as 'jackstraw'.
The specimen is a classic for this American Mine in Arizona, although in this case the crystals are more transparent than is usual in this locality.

Flux Mine, Flux Gulch, Alum Gulch, Patagonia Mountains, Harshaw District, Santa Cruz County, Arizona USA

Specimen size: 4.4 x 4 x 1.3 cm

Main crystal size: 0.4 x 0.1 cm

€160 / US$173 / ¥22240 / AUD$249

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Guimarãesite with Greifensteinite, Zanazziite, Eosphorite and Microcline

Recorded under neon light

SV480MTB

Phosphates festival, which of them is more complex!
Globular aggregates formed by Guimarãesite, Greifensteinite and Zanazziite with deep greenish tones, on matrix, accompanied by a multitude of perfectly defined and terminated Eosphorite crystals, as well as Microcline crystals with a very marked graphic texture.
A powerful and very representative piece for the deposit, which is the type locality for the Guimarãesita.

Taquaral Seco Mine, Itinga, Jequitinhonha, Minas Gerais Brazil

Specimen size: 5.7 x 4.2 x 2.1 cm

Main crystal size: 0.6 x 0.4 cm

€480 / US$519 / ¥66720 / AUD$748

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Calcite (variety kanonenspat) with Quartz

SV190EBE

Group of Calcite crystals with a well-defined pseudohexagonal outline, coated entirely by a second generation of smaller Calcite crystals which are partially dissolved at the end of the prism, and with small Quartz crystals. We have analyzed this type of specimen due to its genetic complexity and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.

Jebel Masker, Imilchil area, Tounfit, Khénifra Province, Beni Mellal-Khenifra Region Morocco (09-10/2021)

Specimen size: 19.8 x 19.6 x 10.7 cm

Main crystal size: 6.4 x 2.6 cm

€190 / US$205 / ¥26410 / AUD$296

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Elbaite-Schorl (Series) with Microcline and Albite

Recorded under neon light

SV860MJA

Elbaite-Schorl series crystals with well defined faces and edges, between transparent and translucent, lustrous, with dominant yellowish brown tones, and a geometric black zone on the termination, popularly known as a "Black Cap". They are in matrix, with very sharp Microcline crystals with growths in a preferred orientation, leafier crystals of Albite and, completing this pegmatite specimen, some crystals of Quartz.

Beni Bouzra (Bni Bouzra), Chefchaouen Province, Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima Region Morocco (2021)

Specimen size: 14.6 x 8.9 x 6 cm

Main crystal size: 3.4 x 1.1 cm

€860 / US$930 / ¥119550 / AUD$1340

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Azurite with Malachite and Quartz

Recorded under neon light

SV540MBX

Group of equant Azurite crystals, with perfectly defined faces and edges, very lustrous, and a very deep and uniform blue, with marked striations on one of the faces of the crystals and accompanied by fine acicular primary crystals of Malachite arranged in the form of a spray, with a beautiful color contrast to the Azurite, in addition to some Quartz crystals, all with remnants of a limonitic rock matrix.

El Fecht prospects, El Fecht, Oumjrane, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region Morocco (2022)

Specimen size: 6.9 x 4.8 x 2.8 cm

Main crystal size: 1.8 x 1 cm

€540 / US$583 / ¥75070 / AUD$841

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Azurite with Malachite and Quartz

Recorded under neon light

SV480MXX

Group of equant Azurite crystals, with perfectly defined faces and edges, very lustrous, and a very deep and uniform blue, with marked striations on one of the faces of the crystals and accompanied by fine acicular primary crystals of Malachite arranged in the form of a spray, with a beautiful color contrast to the Azurite, in addition to some Quartz crystals, all with remnants of a limonitic rock matrix.

El Fecht prospects, El Fecht, Oumjrane, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region Morocco (2022)

Specimen size: 5.4 x 3.8 x 3 cm

Main crystal size: 2.2 x 1.6 cm

€480 / US$519 / ¥66720 / AUD$748

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Hematite with Quartz

Recorded under neon light

SV260MFE

Curious rosette-like growth of lamellar crystals, lustrous and very finely scaly, of Hematite displaying two well-differentiated geometric growths, a triangular central earlier growth and a spherical later perimeter. Quartz crystals are found partially disseminated between the layers of Hematite crystals.

Huanggang Mines, Hexigten Banner (Kèshíkèténg Qí), Chifeng (Ulanhad), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region China (10/2022)

Specimen size: 3.3 x 2.6 x 2.3 cm

Main crystal size: 2.4 x 2.2 cm

€260 / US$281 / ¥36140 / AUD$405

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