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Quartz with hydrocarbon inclusions

Recorded under neon light

TC2260TEG

Group formed by two doubly terminated Quartz crystals, one of them with an unusual crystal habit. The crystals are transparent, lustrous, and have abundant highly visible hydrocarbon inclusions. A very elegant Spanish classic.

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

Specimen size: 8.7 x 5.4 x 4.1 cm

Main crystal size: 6.8 x 4.8 cm

€260 / US$297 / ¥34330 / AUD$414

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Calcite with Fluorite

Recorded under neon light

TC21100TER

Translucent, lustrous and cream-colored scalenohedral Calcite crystal which has a 'hung' Fluorite crystal, very typical from the Josefa-Veneros vein: with polycrystalline bevels, very deep color and geometric zoning.
The specimen comes from the collection of Jordi Povill.

Josefa-Veneros vein, 75 level, La Collada mining area, Coroña de Arriba-La Collada, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Principality of Asturias (Asturias) Spain (±1970)

Specimen size: 18.3 x 12.4 x 8.4 cm

Main crystal size: 3.5 x 3.5 cm

Former collection of Jordi Povill

€1100 / US$1094 / ¥161460 / AUD$1706

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Fluorite on Quartz

Recorded under neon light

TC2680EFA

Fluorite crystals with polycrystalline growths on the vertices, translucent, with an intense blue color, on matrix, with Quartz crystals. A Spanish classic, a 'pueblín' (little village) on a hill.
The specimen comes from the Raúl Sanabria Orellana collection, whose label we will send to the buyer.

La Viesca Mine, La Collada mining area, Huergo, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Principality of Asturias (Asturias) Spain (±2006)

Specimen size: 14 x 11.4 x 7.8 cm

Main crystal size: 3.6 x 3.6 cm

Former collection of Raúl Sanabria

€680 / US$666 / ¥96500 / AUD$1038

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Fluorite with Pyrite and Calcite

Recorded under neon light

TC2280ERZ

Druse, on matrix, of cubic Fluorite crystals with yellow color, transparent and lustrous with white rhombohedral Calcite crystals and aggregates of very shiny cubic Pyrite crystals.
The unusual specimen corresponds to the first finds in the Villabona mine (not to be confused with the Moscona mine), from which few specimens are currently preserved.

Villabona Mines, Barrio de la Estación, Villabona, Llanera, Comarca del Nora, Principality of Asturias (Asturias) Spain (±1980)

Specimen size: 15.8 x 13.3 x 9.3 cm

€280 / US$302 / ¥38920 / AUD$430

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Fluorite with Baryte and Chalcopyrite inclusions

Recorded under neon light

TC2560NTX

Cubic Fluorite crystals with tetrahexahedral faces, colorless, transparent, lustrous, and with numerous Chalcopyrite inclusions. On matrix, with large groups of white laminar Baryte crystals that give the piece a special appearance due to its peculiar 'architecture'.

Jaimina Mine, Obdulia vein, Caravia mining area, Trechorio, Carrales, Caravia, Comarca Oriente, Principality of Asturias (Asturias) Spain (01/2014)

Specimen size: 15.1 x 12.7 x 8.7 cm

Main crystal size: 1.4 x 1.3 cm

€560 / US$605 / ¥77850 / AUD$870

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Fluorite
Fluorite
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén

Recorded under neon light

TC2230NZS

Group of Fluorite crystals with very well defined cube and tetrahexahedron faces, transparent, lustrous and colorless.
The specimen, of great quality for this kind of Fluorite, comes from the collection of Ignacio Gaspar Sintes (number FLU-47), whose label we will send to the buyer.

Jaimina Mine, Obdulia vein, Caravia mining area, Trechorio, Carrales, Caravia, Comarca Oriente, Principality of Asturias (Asturias) Spain

Specimen size: 10.5 x 6 x 3.5 cm

Main crystal size: 2.6 x 2.1 cm

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar

€230 / US$254 / ¥31130 / AUD$338

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Fluorite

Recorded under neon light

TC2340MWD

Group of Fluorite crystals with very well defined cube and tetrahexahedron faces, transparent, lustrous and largely colorless but with areas of intense violet tones.
The specimen comes from the collection of Jordi Povill.

Jaimina Mine, Obdulia vein, Caravia mining area, Trechorio, Carrales, Caravia, Comarca Oriente, Principality of Asturias (Asturias) Spain

Specimen size: 7.1 x 4.6 x 3.6 cm

Main crystal size: 2.6 x 2.1 cm

Former collection of Jordi Povill

€340 / US$345 / ¥46930 / AUD$505

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Sphalerite
Sphalerite
Slight light behind

Recorded under neon light

TC2160NRW

Polycrystalline growth of Sphalerite with a single dominant crystal, with curvatures on faces and edges, transparent, with very bright luster and a very deep and uniform toasted honey color. The specimen, of excellent quality, despite being sawn behind to better see its transparency, comes from the Carlos Prieto Paramio collection.

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

Specimen size: 4.1 x 3.5 x 1.7 cm

Former collection of Carlos Prieto

€160 / US$175 / ¥20680 / AUD$242

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Calcite with Dolomite

TC260NMV

Doubly terminated scalenohedral Calcite crystal, transparent, with good luster and a light yellow color. With inclusions and implanted on a matrix with Dolomite crystals.

La Florida Mining Area, Herrería-Valdáliga-Rionansa, Comarca Costa Occidental/Saja-Nansa, Cantabria Spain (1988)

Specimen size: 7.3 x 4.7 x 2.2 cm

Main crystal size: 3 x 1.6 cm

€60 / US$67 / ¥7770 / AUD$93

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Dolomite

Recorded under neon light

TC2440MBK

Very aerial group of Dolomite crystals with twinning by interpenetrating rhombohedra. Extraordinarily transparent and lustrous.
A Spanish classic.

Asturreta Quarry, 'el pozo', Eugui, Esteríbar, Comarca Auñamendi, Chartered Community of Navarre (Navarra) Spain (±1970)

Specimen size: 8.2 x 6.5 x 4.7 cm

Main crystal size: 5.3 x 3.7 cm

€440 / US$482 / ¥56890 / AUD$666

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Gypsum (phantom) with inclusions

Recorded under neon light

TC2190NXL

Group of very sharp Gypsum crystals, lustrous, with very visible "phantom" formations and a bright red color due to clay inclusions.
The specimen comes from the Miguel David Martínez collection (number 852), whose label we will send to the buyer.

Chella, Comarca Canal de Navarrés, Valencia / València, Valencian Community / Comunitat Valenciana Spain (2010)

Specimen size: 8.7 x 8.3 x 5.4 cm

Main crystal size: 2.5 x 1.5 cm

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez

€190 / US$213 / ¥24630 / AUD$295

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Baryte

Recorded under neon light

TC2240MAF

Parallel growths of tabular Baryte crystals of very good size, transparent, colorless and with good luster. Of the best quality for the deposit, it comes from an unique vug, found in modern times, and which yielded very few pieces, this being one of the best together with its mythical larger sister that currently resides in the Museo de Ciencias Naturales de Álava.

Aizpea claim, Cerain mines, Zerain, Comarca Goyerri, Guipúzcoa / Gipuzkoa, Basque Country (Euskadi) Spain (07/2009)

Specimen size: 18.6 x 9.9 x 3.7 cm

€240 / US$269 / ¥31110 / AUD$372

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Pyrite

Recorded under neon light

TC2160NYM

Very sharp Pyrite crystals, aerial on the matrix and free from damage, something not always a given for specimens from this locality.
The specimen comes from the Miguel David Martínez collection (number 900), whose label we will send to the buyer.

Ampliación a Victoria Mine, De Alcarama Range, Navajún, Comarca Cervera, La Rioja Spain (2021)

Specimen size: 11.6 x 11.3 x 7.2 cm

Main crystal size: 2.6 x 2.6 cm

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez

€160 / US$173 / ¥22240 / AUD$240

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Cinnabar with Calcite

Recorded under neon light

TC21500NMR

Group of Cinnabar crystals very rich in faces, one of the crystals clearly dominant, transparent, with very bright luster and a bright red color. On matrix, with white Calcite coatings.
The specimen comes from the collection of Ignacio Gaspar Sintes (number CIN-52), whose label, accompanied by others that show a good history, we will send to the buyer.
Of the best quality for Almadén.

Almaden Mine, Almadén, Comarca Valle de Alcudia, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha Spain

Specimen size: 7.5 x 4 x 4 cm

Main crystal size: 1 x 0.7 cm

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar

€1500 / US$1622 / ¥208530 / AUD$2330

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Galena with Calcite

Recorded under neon light

TC21700PVT

Cubic Galena crystals, very aerial on matrix, with polycrystalline growths, lustrous, with white scalenohedral Calcite crystals. From a classic Spanish locality from which today it is very hard obtain something of this quality.
The specimen comes from the collection of Jordi Povill.

La Cruz mining group, La Cruz vein, Linares, Comarca Sierra Morena, Jaén, Andalusia Spain

Specimen size: 14.3 x 11.6 x 6.3 cm

Main crystal size: 6 x 5 cm

Former collection of Jordi Povill

€1700 / US$1906 / ¥220380 / AUD$2641

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Quartz (variety chalcedony) after Baryte

Recorded under neon light

TC2230NRD

Microcrystalline Quartz (chalcedony variety), which has completely pseudomorphed an aggregate of tabular Baryte crystals.
The specimen comes from the Miguel David Martínez collection (number 601), whose label we will send to the buyer.

San Valentín open pit, Sancti Espíritu, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, La Unión, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Region of Murcia (Murcia) Spain

Specimen size: 16 x 12 x 6.8 cm

Main crystal size: 3 x 2.4 cm

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez

€230 / US$257 / ¥29810 / AUD$357

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Pyromorphite

TC280NEE

This specimen shows the very classic morphology of El Horcajo, with typical groups of parallel prismatic crystals that form palisades. It is an intense green color with the classic zoning on the tips.

El Horcajo Mines, El Horcajo, Almodóvar del Campo, Comarca Campo de Calatrava, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha Spain (±1910)

Specimen size: 1.6 x 1.1 x 1.1 cm

Main crystal size: 0.2 x 0.1 cm

€80 / US$86 / ¥11120 / AUD$120

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Quartz with Hematite inclusions

Recorded under neon light

TC2140EEB

Parallel growth of two transparent, lustrous and colorless Quartz crystals, with inclusions of very bright lamellar Hematite crystals.
The specimen comes from the Alain Martaud collection, whose label we will send to the buyer.

Freney d'Oisans, Le Bourg d'Oisans, Grenoble, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes France

Specimen size: 6 x 2.6 x 2.2 cm

Main crystal size: 4.9 x 1.4 cm

Former collection of Alain Martaud

€140 / US$151 / ¥19460 / AUD$210

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Botallackite

Recorded under neon light

TC2220MXL

Druse of very sharp Botallackite crystals, translucent, lustrous, and with an intense green color, on matrix. Botallackite, a copper chloride, is one of the rare species that made the mining region in Cornwall famous although, curiously, these botallackites in particular have been found this century

Cligga Head, Perranzabuloe, St Agnes District, Cornwall England / United Kingdom

Specimen size: 4.7 x 4.1 x 3 cm

Main crystal size: 0.2 x 0.1 cm

€220 / US$246 / ¥28520 / AUD$341

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Dolomite (variety Co-bearing dolomite)

Recorded under neon light

TC2540MFM

Rhombohedral crystals of Dolomite (cobalt-bearing variety), on matrix, with very well defined faces and edges, translucent, with good luster and intense and vivid shades of mauve.

Kansalawile Mine, Tenke-Fungurume area, Kolwezi District, Lualaba, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba) Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire)

Specimen size: 7.3 x 5.3 x 3.5 cm

Main crystal size: 1 x 0.8 cm

€540 / US$617 / ¥71300 / AUD$860

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Dolomite (variety Co-bearing dolomite) with Malachite

Recorded under neon light

TC2440MGG

Rhombohedral crystals of Dolomite (cobalt-bearing variety), on matrix, with very well defined faces and edges, translucent, with good luster and shades of an intense and vivid mauve color, with green Malachite concretions.
The specimen has been photographed and published in the magazine ‘Paragénesis’, number 01/2022, page 74

Kansalawile Mine, Tenke-Fungurume area, Kolwezi District, Lualaba, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba) Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire)

Specimen size: 7.3 x 4.1 x 3.9 cm

Main crystal size: 1.2 x 1 cm

€440 / US$465 / ¥62340 / AUD$653

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Smithsonite

Recorded under neon light

TC21600TGR

Botryoidal Smithsonite growths, with remnants of rock matrix, translucent, lustrous and green with bluish tones. The specimen comes from a find in the year 2020 made at a location not known until now in the world of collecting for quality specimens of Smithsonite.
The specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.

Aladağ Mine, Zamanti River area, Denizovasi, Yahyalı District, Kayseri Province, Central Anatolia Region Turkey (2020)

Specimen size: 26 x 19 x 7 cm

With analysis copy

€1600 / US$1730 / ¥222430 / AUD$2490

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Smithsonite

Recorded under neon light

TC22600TFA

Botryoidal Smithsonite growths, with remnants of rock matrix, translucent, lustrous and green with bluish tones. The specimen comes from a find in the year 2020 made at a location not known until now in the world of collecting for quality specimens of Smithsonite.
The specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.

Aladağ Mine, Zamanti River area, Denizovasi, Yahyalı District, Kayseri Province, Central Anatolia Region Turkey (2020)

Specimen size: 23 x 21 x 6 cm

With analysis copy

€2600 / US$2811 / ¥361450 / AUD$4050

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