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Fluorite with Quartz
Fluorite with Quartz
Front
Fluorite with Quartz
Side

Recorded under neon light

XM22600NNP

Final climax! Group of Fluorite crystals of considerable size for the deposit, two of them clearly dominant, interpenetrating and in divergent growth, with an extremely fine bevel modified by the dodecahedron. Between transparent and translucent, with light blue tones and geometric color zoning.
It comes from the great La Viesca Mine in Asturias, which has brought so much joy to the world of mineral collecting, and it has an amazing color...

La Viesca Mine, La Collada mining area, Huergo, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Principality of Asturias (Asturias) Spain (2021)

Specimen size: 13.1 x 12.8 x 9.4 cm

Main crystal size: 6.1 x 5.4 cm

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

€2600 / US$2697 / ¥376010 / AUD$4005

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Fluorite with Baryte

Recorded under neon light

XM2320TRT

A very aesthetic piece. Group of interpenetrating Fluorite crystals with well-defined edges and faces with marked polycrystalline growths. With a very deep and uniform color, in clear contrast with the very white, lamellar Baryte crystals in two preferred directions, some of them passing through the Fluorite crystals.

Berbes mining area, Berbes, Ribadesella, Comarca Oriente, Principality of Asturias (Asturias) Spain

Specimen size: 10.2 x 6.4 x 2.9 cm

Main crystal size: 2.8 x 2.5 cm

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

€320 / US$332 / ¥46270 / AUD$490

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Fluorite with Dolomite

Recorded under neon light

XM270NKX

Druse of cubic Fluorite crystals with very well-defined edges and very deep yellowish tones, with violet geometric zoning in some of the crystals on the right side of the specimen, accompanied by small Dolomite crystals in beautiful color contrast. Coming from a very classic deposit for Asturian Fluorite, the Moscona mine, although its color is not the most classic of that mine, but has different tones than usual there.

Moscona Mine, El Llano, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Comarca Avilés, Principality of Asturias (Asturias) Spain (1994)

Specimen size: 7.8 x 4.4 x 4.3 cm

Main crystal size: 1.3 x 0.8 cm

Very fluorescent long & short UV

€70 / US$72 / ¥10120 / AUD$100

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Quartz scepter (variety amethyst)
Quartz scepter (variety amethyst)
Front
Quartz scepter (variety amethyst)
Rear

Recorded under neon light

XM2230RTF

Triplet of Quartz (amethyst variety) scepter crystals on Quartz (smoky variety) crystals with well-defined faces and edges and an intense amethyst hue on the crystal termination. A curiosity, since the specimen comes from an abandoned locality that has now been converted into an amusement park.

Eonyang, Gyeongsangnam-do South Korea

Specimen size: 3.4 x 2.5 x 2 cm

Main crystal size: 2.6 x 1.6 cm

€230 / US$238 / ¥33260 / AUD$350

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Calcite with iron oxides inclusions

Recorded under neon light

XM2440EXA

Group of Calcite crystals with the dominant forms of the trapezohedron, with perfectly defined faces and edges and with colors caused by iron oxide inclusions that grow oriented on a first generation of Calcite crystal phantoms. Comes from an iron deposit affected by skarn.

Daguangshan Mine, Edong, Daye, Huangshi Prefecture, Hubei Province China (07/2022)

Specimen size: 9.6 x 7.4 x 4.9 cm

Main crystal size: 2.4 x 2.4 cm

€440 / US$456 / ¥63630 / AUD$670

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Calcite
Calcite
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Calcite
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén

Recorded under neon light

XM2190EPB

Pair of complex Calcite crystals, lustrous and translucent, becoming transparent towards the terminations. It displays interpenetration twins, with very well defined faces and edges and marked striations on some of the faces.
High quality for the locality.

Tongling Prefecture, Anhui Province China

Specimen size: 4.8 x 3.5 x 2.7 cm

Main crystal size: 4.8 x 2.4 cm

Fluorescent long & short UV

€190 / US$197 / ¥27470 / AUD$290

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Rhodochrosite with Chalcopyrite

Recorded under neon light

XM2110MFA

Druse of rhombohedral Rhodochrosite crystals with an intense and uniform color, with very well defined and lustrous faces and edges, associated with a small group of darkened Chalcopyrite crystals. It comes from a mine exploited for silver as well as zinc, copper and lead.

Manuelita Mine, ↓1400 m., Morococha District, Yauli Province, Junín Department Peru (03/2019)

Specimen size: 4.8 x 2.6 x 1.6 cm

Main crystal size: 0.8 x 0.8 cm

€110 / US$114 / ¥15900 / AUD$160

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Descloizite

Recorded under neon light

XM2560BFT

Large pineapple-like groups of thick terminated Descloizite crystals, with good luster and dark brown color tones, and of great size.
It comes from a classic deposit for the species, Berg Aukas, in Namibia, mined until 1978 for zinc, lead and vanadium.

Berg Aukas, Grootfontein District, Otjozondjupa Region Namibia

Specimen size: 11.4 x 11.2 x 7 cm

Main crystal size: 3.7 x 2 cm

€560 / US$581 / ¥80980 / AUD$860

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Calcite

Recorded under neon light

XM2190NJA

A vug completely covered by sharp Calcite crystals with the dominant forms of the scalenohedron, translucent, with good luster and a soft cream color, on a limestone matrix.
A Moroccan classic of excellent quality.
The specimen belonged to Santiago Jiménez who, especially in the 1980s and 90s, assembled an excellent collection.

Imintanout, Chichaoua Province, Marrakech-Safi Region Morocco

Specimen size: 14 x 12.7 x 3.8 cm

Main crystal size: 1.7 x 0.7 cm

Former collection of Santiago Jiménez García

€190 / US$197 / ¥27470 / AUD$290

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Fluorite with Baryte and Quartz

Recorded under neon light

XM2490EFP

Group of translucent Fluorite crystals that show combinations of the cube with the octahedron, some of them twinned, with well-defined faces and edges, good luster and dark yellowish inclusions, on a matrix formed of Quartz crystals and Baryte.
Of a higher quality than what is usually found in the deposit.

Touroug-El Hamda Quarries (Hameda Mine), Melaab, Goulmima Cercle, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region Morocco (2021)

Specimen size: 11.3 x 9.4 x 5.7 cm

Main crystal size: 4.1 x 3.8 cm

€490 / US$508 / ¥70860 / AUD$750

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Gold
Gold
Front
Gold
Rear

Recorded under neon light

MX2360TKM

These elegant golds were found for the first time in 2020. This specimen shows growths between dendritic and arborescent, with abundant crystal forms, some of them hooked at the ends, together with small Quartz crystals.

Aouint Ighoman, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region Morocco (2020)

Specimen size: 1.8 x 1.5 x 0.4 cm

With analysis copy

Weight: 1.9 grams

€360 / US$373 / ¥52060 / AUD$550

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Gold (spinel twin)
Gold (spinel twin)
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold (spinel twin)
Rear / Foto: Joaquim Callén

Recorded under neon light

XM2390TJK

These elegant golds were found for the first time in 2020. This specimen shows excellent crystallization, with very sharp dominant forms of the octahedron in very stylized parallel growths and with a marked spinel-law twin.

Aouint Ighoman, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region Morocco (2020)

Specimen size: 1.4 x 0.4 x 0.3 cm

With analysis copy

Weight: 0.5 grams

€390 / US$404 / ¥56400 / AUD$600

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Gold (spinel twin)
Gold (spinel twin)
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Gold (spinel twin)
Rear / Foto: Joaquim Callén

Recorded under neon light

XM2280TEG

These elegant golds were found for the first time In 2020. This specimen shows excellent crystallization, with the dominant forms of the octahedron in highly stylized parallel growths and with marked spinel-law twinning. At the upper end, grooves can be seen that allow us to see the intense internal golden reflections, and some small remnants of Quartz.

Aouint Ighoman, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region Morocco (2020)

Specimen size: 1.3 x 0.4 x 0.2 cm

With analysis copy

Weight: 0.5 grams

€280 / US$290 / ¥40490 / AUD$431

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Quartz with Pyrite

XM295TBE

Stellate druse formed of Quartz crystals, most of them with a highly developed prism although much less developed rhombohedral terminations. A second generation of finer Quartz crystals with whiter tones adorns the center of the piece as a "pompom". Small randomly scattered aggregates of Calcite crystals complete the specimen, which comes from the Ferat Voca collection.

Stan Trg (Stari Trg) Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District Kosovo (2000-2021)

Specimen size: 10.7 x 6.7 x 4 cm

Former collection of Ferat Voca

€95 / US$98 / ¥13760 / AUD$146

Reserved

Beryl (variety emerald)
Beryl (variety emerald)
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Beryl (variety emerald)
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Beryl (variety emerald)
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén

Recorded under neon light

XM21300BLF

Very significant specimen due to the locality of origin. The Beryl crystals (emerald variety), two of them clearly dominant, have a well-developed prismatic habit, with well-defined faces and edges, terminated, translucent, with a deep and uniform color, embedded in a matrix of biotite schist.
A classic from the Austrian Alps that comes to us from a reputable European collection.

Habach Valley, Hohe Tauern, Salzburg Austria

Specimen size: 11.1 x 4.8 x 3.4 cm

Main crystal size: 1.6 x 0.9 cm

€1300 / US$1348 / ¥188000 / AUD$2002

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Leucite

Recorded under neon light

XM2170TBB

Isolated trapezohedral Leucite crystals, of considerable size for the species and with well-defined faces and edges, embedded in a matrix of volcanic tuff with small dark Augite crystals.
Coming from the Roccamonfina volcanic complex, these leucites, rarely seen in the mineral market, are a classic of Italian mineralogy.

Roccamonfina Volcanic Complex, Caserta Province, Campania Italy

Specimen size: 7.2 x 6.4 x 4.6 cm

Main crystal size: 2.2 x 2 cm

€170 / US$176 / ¥24580 / AUD$260

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Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite)

Recorded under neon light

XM290TLX

Partially covering a rock matrix are a multitude of small Calcite (cobalt-bearing variety) crystals with a very uniform and bright color.
The specimen, from the Alain Martaud collection, is a mineralogical curiosity from the French Pyrenees.

Les Cabesses, Rivèrenert, Saint-Girons, Ariège Department, Occitanie France (2017)

Specimen size: 5.4 x 4.7 x 2.6 cm

Former collection of Alain Martaud

€90 / US$93 / ¥13010 / AUD$130

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Baryte
Baryte
Top

Recorded under neon light

XM2190TRR

Thick tabular Baryte crystal, translucent, with a transparent upper termination, a very deep and uniform yellowish tone, and perfectly defined faces and edges.
The specimen, a French classic, comes from the Lisarde collection.

Olloix, Saint-Amant-Tallende, Clermont-Ferrand District, Puy-de-Dôme Department, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes France

Specimen size: 5.4 x 4.6 x 3.6 cm

Minor fluorescence short UV

Former collection of Lisarde

€190 / US$197 / ¥27470 / AUD$290

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Quartz (variety amethyst) with Calcite

Recorded under neon light

XM2180NTL

Druse of Quartz (amethyst variety) crystals, on a small matrix of basalt rock. Thick aerial crystals, with very sharp faces and edges and an intense amethyst color, with partial coatings of small Calcite crystals very visible on the back of the piece.
The specimen belonged to Santiago Jiménez who, especially in the 1980s and 90s, assembled an excellent collection.

Rio Grande do Sul Brazil

Specimen size: 8.5 x 7.4 x 7.2 cm

Main crystal size: 3 x 2.7 cm

Calcite minor fluorescence long & short UV

Former collection of Santiago Jiménez García

€180 / US$186 / ¥26030 / AUD$270

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Topaz 'saramenha'
Topaz 'saramenha'
Front
Topaz 'saramenha'
Rear

Recorded under neon light

XM2180NHB

Doubly terminated floater crystal of 'saramenha' Topaz with well-defined faces and edges, between transparent and translucent, with a deep uniform color, very lustrous, with inclusions.
The specimen belonged to Santiago Jiménez who, especially in the 1980s and 90s, assembled an excellent collection.

Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais Brazil

Specimen size: 2.8 x 1 x 0.9 cm

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Former collection of Santiago Jiménez García

€180 / US$186 / ¥26030 / AUD$270

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Goethite

Recorded under neon light

XM2230NXY

Botryoidal aggregate formed of Goethite crystals with a velvety luster and marked iridescence dominated by blue and mauve, on a limonite matrix. A great classic of Basque iron mining from La Arboleda, where the 'alirón' ('all iron all iron') was sung for the first time.
The specimen belonged to Santiago Jiménez who, especially in the 1980s and 90s, assembled an excellent collection with a very good representation of the mineralogy of northern Spain.

La Arboleda Mines, La Arboleda (Zugaztieta), Valle de Trápaga/Trapagaran, Comarca Gran Bilbao, Vizcaya / Bizkaia, Basque Country (Euskadi) Spain

Specimen size: 11.4 x 9.8 x 3.4 cm

Former collection of Santiago Jiménez García

€230 / US$238 / ¥33260 / AUD$350

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Gypsum

Recorded under neon light

XM2110NRX

Group of very clear Gypsum crystals with perfectly defined faces and edges, very sharp terminations with "swallowtail" twinning, between transparent and translucent, on a matrix of ferruginous rock. Comes from a well-known deposit, the Dificultad Mine in La Unión.
The specimen belonged to Santiago Jiménez who, especially in the 1980s and 90s, assembled an excellent Spanish collection.

La Dificultad Mine, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, Portmán, La Unión, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Region of Murcia (Murcia) Spain

Specimen size: 8 x 6.6 x 4.8 cm

Main crystal size: 4 x 1.8 cm

Former collection of Santiago Jiménez García

€110 / US$114 / ¥15900 / AUD$169

Reserved

Calcite

Recorded under neon light

XM2140NNA

Group of Calcite crystals arranged in a radiating fashion, in globular aggregates, with the least developed crystals in the lower part and with a very aerial development in the upper part, with very sharply defined edges, popularly known as "dog tooth" calcite. Soft yellowish tones make the specimen aesthetically pleasing. Coming from a locality where few quality specimens can be seen today, the specimen belonged to Santiago Jiménez who, especially in the 1980s and 90s, assembled an excellent collection with a very good representation of the mineralogy of northern Spain.

Valle de Carranza Mines, Las Encartaciones, Karrantza Harana/Valle de Carranza, Comarca Las Encartaciones, Vizcaya / Bizkaia, Basque Country (Euskadi) Spain

Specimen size: 7 x 5.6 x 3.9 cm

Main crystal size: 1.4 x 0.5 cm

Very fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Santiago Jiménez García

€140 / US$145 / ¥20240 / AUD$215

Reserved

Sphalerite with Dolomite
Sphalerite with Dolomite
With light behind

Recorded under neon light

XM2580NTR

A floater that shows two main complex and interpenetrating spherical groups of Sphalerite, with well defined faces and edges. They are translucent, with marked polysynthetic twins and an intense honey color, and are joined at the base with Dolomite crystals as the matrix. A classic of Cantabrian mining from Las Mánforas, located in a spectacular setting next to the Picos de Europa National Park.
It belonged to Santiago Jiménez who, especially in the 1980s and 90s, assembled an excellent collection with a very good representation of the mineralogy of Northern Spain.

Las Mánforas Mine, Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria Spain

Specimen size: 5.8 x 4.2 x 4.1 cm

Main crystal size: 3.9 x 3.8 cm

Former collection of Santiago Jiménez García

€580 / US$601 / ¥83870 / AUD$893

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Datolite with Quartz

Recorded under neon light

XM2220TVH

Aggregate of Datolite crystals, one of them clearly dominant, with facet-like faces and very sharp edges, intense translucent luster and a soft coloration with small remnants of Quartz on the base. The left side of the specimen displays a serrated habit probably representing marks left by high temperature Calcite that has disappeared.
Of high quality for the deposit, it comes from an ophite quarry in Errigoiti, Basque Country, in which pillow lavas are exploited for aggregates.
The specimen belonged to Santiago Jiménez who, especially in the 1980s and 90s, assembled an excellent collection with a very good representation of the mineralogy of Northern Spain.

Ofitas de Rigoitia Quarry, Momorikas, Errigoiti, Comarca Busturialdea-Urdaibai, Vizcaya / Bizkaia, Basque Country (Euskadi) Spain

Specimen size: 5.6 x 4.2 x 4.2 cm

Main crystal size: 4 x 3.6 cm

Former collection of Santiago Jiménez García

€220 / US$228 / ¥31810 / AUD$338

Reserved

Quartz (variety jacinto de compostela)

Recorded under neon light

XM280TLR

Floater 'Pineapple' formed of Quartz crystals (jacinto de compostela variety) showing rhombohedral terminations without any prism development, and with a very uniform and deep color. It comes from Chella, in Valencia, where Triassic sediments emerge, specifically the Keuper Formation, in which these specimens are found together with the well-known aragonites.
This specimen belonged to Santiago Jiménez who, especially in the eighties and nineties of the last century, assembled an excellent collection.

Chella, Comarca Canal de Navarrés, Valencia / València, Valencian Community / Comunitat Valenciana Spain

Specimen size: 3.7 x 3 x 3 cm

Main crystal size: 1.1 x 0.8 cm

Former collection of Santiago Jiménez García

€80 / US$83 / ¥11560 / AUD$120

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