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Aragonite

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XM2160ERF

Group of prismatic Aragonite crystals, elongated and transparent and with some crystals coated with a second generation of small yellowish crystals of Aragonite, on an ignimbrite matrix.

Mamsa, Sidi Ayad (Sidi Ayed), Boulemane Province, Fès-Meknès Region Morocco (04/2022)

Specimen size: 6.5 x 6 x 5.1 cm

Main crystal size: 2.7 x 0.9 cm

€160 / US$170 / ¥25880 / AUD$260

Aragonite

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XM2190MEX

Pair of thick, prismatic, elongated doubly terminated, transparent-translucent Aragonite crystals, with small remnants of ignimbrite matrix.

Mamsa, Sidi Ayad (Sidi Ayed), Boulemane Province, Fès-Meknès Region Morocco (04/2022)

Specimen size: 6.7 x 4.9 x 2 cm

Main crystal size: 6.7 x 2.1 cm

€190 / US$202 / ¥30730 / AUD$310

Aragonite

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XM295EAR

Group of prismatic Aragonite crystals, elongated and transparent and with some crystals coated with a second generation of small yellowish crystals of Aragonite, on an ignimbrite matrix.

Mamsa, Sidi Ayad (Sidi Ayed), Boulemane Province, Fès-Meknès Region Morocco (04/2022)

Specimen size: 5.9 x 3.2 x 3 cm

Main crystal size: 1.2 x 0.3 cm

€95 / US$101 / ¥15360 / AUD$150

Vesuvianite on Garnet (Group)

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XM2110MLM

Very sharp Vesuvianite crystals, doubly terminated, with very good luster and distinct striations on the prism faces, on a crystalline Garnet matrix.

Bellecombe, Châtillon, Aosta Valley (Val d'Aosta) Italy

Specimen size: 5.9 x 3.7 x 2.3 cm

Main crystal size: 1.4 x 0.8 cm

€110 / US$114 / ¥15900 / AUD$169

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Azurite

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XM290MFF

Elongated crystals of Azurite with a very vivid electric-blue color and good luster, with small remnants of green Malachite crystals, all on a quartzitic rock matrix. From a truly classic French locality.

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

Specimen size: 5.2 x 4.4 x 3 cm

Main crystal size: 0.3 x 0.2 cm

€90 / US$96 / ¥14550 / AUD$150

Calcite with sand inclusions

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XM2180MBL

Spherical aggregate formed of a multitude of Calcite crystals that show part of an acute rhombohedron, with sand inclusions that completely cover the group of calcite crystals. Comes from the well-known Fontainebleau deposit, a French classic.

Fontainebleau, Seine-et-Marne, Île-de-France France

Specimen size: 8.6 x 6.7 x 6.7 cm

Main crystal size: 1.5 x 1 cm

Fluorescent long & short UV

€180 / US$186 / ¥26030 / AUD$277

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Calcite with sand inclusions

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XM2160MMF

Floater group of sharp rhombohedral Calcite crystals with abundant inclusions of sand which is also formed of small Calcite crystals, some of them more developed.
This specimen, reminiscent of the best-known pieces from Fontainebleau, comes from a different deposit, Cabrerets, which is characterized precisely by these larger size sand grains.

Cabrerets, Lauzès, Cahors, Lot Department, Occitanie France

Specimen size: 7.7 x 5.7 x 4.3 cm

Main crystal size: 4.5 x 2.4 cm

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

€160 / US$170 / ¥25880 / AUD$260

Calcite with sand inclusions

Fluorescent light (daylight)

XM290MTL

Floater group of sharp rhombohedral Calcite crystals with abundant inclusions of sand which is also formed of small Calcite crystals, some of them more developed.
This specimen, reminiscent of the best-known pieces from Fontainebleau, comes from a different deposit, Cabrerets, which is characterized precisely by these larger size sand grains.

Cabrerets, Lauzès, Cahors, Lot Department, Occitanie France

Specimen size: 4.6 x 4.5 x 4.4 cm

Main crystal size: 3 x 2.5 cm

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

€90 / US$95 / ¥12650 / AUD$141

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Pyromorphite on Baryte

XM2110NRB

Very aerial group of Pyromorphite crystals with very well defined faces and edges, with a tapered habit. Some of the crystals have hoppered terminations, deep green in color for the thicker ones and grass-green for the thinner ones, some of them doubly terminated, on a matrix of snow-white Baryte offering a beautiful contrast of tones.
An excellent French classic from the Des Farges mine, which closed in 1981.

Les Farges Mine (Des Farges Mine), Ussel, Corrèze, Nouvelle-Aquitaine France

Specimen size: 5.2 x 2.5 x 1.9 cm

Main crystal size: 0.6 x 0.3 cm

€110 / US$114 / ¥15900 / AUD$169

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Fluorite

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XM295EXH

Transparent and lustrous floater crystal of Fluorite with well defined faces and edges and polycrystalline growths on the crystal faces. From a locality from which only few quality specimens are known.
The specimen comes from the Alain Martaud collection, whose label we will send to the buyer.

Font d'Arques, Cabrières-Péret mining district, Mèze, Béziers District, Hérault, Occitanie France (2021)

Specimen size: 3.2 x 3.1 x 2.5 cm

Former collection of Alain Martaud

€95 / US$101 / ¥15360 / AUD$150

Calcite (variety septarium)

XM2130NTB

Dark brown semicircular nodule formed by a marly rock matrix in which there is a radiating polygonal network filled with Calcite crystals with colors that vary from white to brown, some of them very dark brown. These formations are known as septaria (or septarian concretions). They have shrinkage cracks that originated from loss of water in a mass of clay group mineral gels with subsequent recrystallization. Comes from a well-known locality in the flysch facies of Deva, in Guipúzcoa, Spain. Today it is forbidden to collect this type of specimen as the locality has been declared an LIG (Site of Geological Interest) and only pieces from old collections, like this one, are available.

Deva, Municipio Deva, Comarca Bajo Deva, Guipúzcoa / Gipuzkoa, Basque Country (Euskadi) Spain

Specimen size: 7.8 x 7.7 x 2.7 cm

Former collection of Santiago Jiménez García

€130 / US$134 / ¥18800 / AUD$200

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Calcite (variety septarium)

XM2110NFD

Dark brown semicircular nodule formed by a marly rock matrix in which there is a radiating polygonal network filled with Calcite crystals with colors that vary from white to brown, some of them very dark brown. These formations are known as septaria (or septarian concretions). They have shrinkage cracks that originated from loss of water in a mass of clay group mineral gels with subsequent recrystallization. Comes from a well-known locality in the flysch facies of Deva, in Guipúzcoa, Spain. Today it is forbidden to collect this type of specimen as the locality has been declared an LIG (Site of Geological Interest) and only pieces from old collections, like this one, are available.

Deva, Municipio Deva, Comarca Bajo Deva, Guipúzcoa / Gipuzkoa, Basque Country (Euskadi) Spain

Specimen size: 7.8 x 7.7 x 2.4 cm

Former collection of Santiago Jiménez García

€110 / US$114 / ¥15900 / AUD$169

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Pyromorphite

XM255NCB

A novelty at Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2018. From old mine workings, although no specimens of this quality had been found there before. These are groups of Pyromorphite crystals with a hexagonal outline and well defined faces and edges, translucent, with good luster and a uniform green color, on a matrix of crystalline Quartz.

La Ascensión del Señor Mine (Mercader Mine), Judío Hill, Munébrega, Comarca de la Comunidad de Calatayud, Zaragoza, Aragon Spain (2017)

Specimen size: 5.7 x 3 x 3.3 cm

Main crystal size: 0.2 x 0.1 cm

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

€55 / US$57 / ¥7950 / AUD$84

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Copper

XM285NRM

Arborescent growths of Copper crystals with well defined faces and edges, some of them perfectly terminated, showing the faces of the octahedron, lustrous, of a very uniform color showing a beautiful contrast with the dark metallic matrix which hosts them.
The specimen, of great quality for the deposit, comes from the ex- Manuel Mesa collection, whose label we will send to the buyer.

Boinás Este, Boinás, Belmonte de Miranda, Comarca Oviedo, Principality of Asturias (Asturias) Spain (10/2001)

Specimen size: 6 x 3.1 x 3.1 cm

Main crystal size: 0.2 x 0.1 cm

€85 / US$88 / ¥12290 / AUD$130

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Sulphur

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XM290NTA

Group of Sulphur crystals, on matrix, with a uniform lemon-yellow color, with well-defined faces and edges and with the bipyramidal habit characteristic of the species. The specimen comes from a small classic site on the Cantabrian coast of Spain, Aila in Laredo, from which it is not easy to obtain quality specimens nowadays.

Outcrop El Aila, El Aila (La Lastra), Laredo, Comarca Costa Oriental, Cantabria Spain

Specimen size: 6.5 x 4.5 x 3.4 cm

Main crystal size: 0.6 x 0.5 cm

€90 / US$96 / ¥14550 / AUD$151

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Aragonite
Aragonite
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Aragonite
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XM260NFF

Specimen formed by several thick tabular interpenetrant twin crystals of Aragonite, two of which are clearly dominant, with deeper purple color in the center and lighter around
the ends of the crystals. From a classic Spanish mineral locality, La Pesquera in Cuenca, this type of specimen is found in Triassic age strata, specifically in the Keuper facies that occupies a considerable portion of Cuenca's geography.

Keuper outcrop, El Tormagal Ravine, La Pesquera, Comarca La Manchuela Conquense, Cuenca, Castilla-La Mancha Spain

Specimen size: 5.6 x 4.9 x 4.7 cm

Main crystal size: 4.9 x 4 cm

€60 / US$64 / ¥9700 / AUD$100

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Hidalgoite with Osarizawaite

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XM275MXR

Earthy aggregate formed of a crystalline mass of Hidalgoite, a rare hydroxy-sulphate-arsenate of lead and aluminum, ranging in color from light greenish to a more intense green, and associated with small bluish crystals of Osarizawaite, another lead hydroxy-sulphate-arsenate, of aluminum and copper.

Sol Mine, Cerro de los Guardias, Rodalquilar, Níjar, Comarca Metropolitana de Almería, Almería, Andalusia Spain

Specimen size: 3.2 x 1.9 x 1.8 cm

Former collection of René Borel

€75 / US$81 / ¥11830 / AUD$126

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