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Cinnabar (twinned) on Quartz
Cinnabar (twinned) on Quartz
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén

TC340AA

Group of twinned Cinnabar crystals, translucent, with good luster and a vivid and deep color, on matrix, with Quartz crystals. Appearing and disappearing at mineral shows for years, but for a long time now they have not been seen again except as old pieces like this one.

Chatian Mine, Chatian District, Fenghuang, Xiangxi Autonomous Prefecture, Hunan Province China

Specimen size: 5.7 x 5.5 x 3.4 cm

Main crystal size: 1 x 1 cm

€340 / US$391 / ¥44530 / AUD$530

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Pyrite with Sphalerite and Calcite

TC170GR

Druse of pyritohedral Pyrite crystals with polycrystalline growths, small groups of Sphalerite and white Calcite coatings.

Huanzala Mine, Huallanca District, Dos de Mayo Province, Huánuco Department Peru

Specimen size: 7 x 5.8 x 4.8 cm

Main crystal size: 1.5 x 1.4 cm

Former collection of Pedro Goy

€170 / US$195 / ¥22260 / AUD$260

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Greifensteinite with Muscovite and Feldspar

TC190TC

Groups of small tabular crystals of Greifensteinite, a very rare calcium, iron and beryllium phosphate, with very well defined faces, translucent, with a color between brown and green, on a matrix of Muscovite and Feldspar crystals.

Xanda Mine, Virgem da Lapa, Jequitinhonha, Minas Gerais Brazil

Specimen size: 5.8 x 5.3 x 4 cm

€190 / US$230 / ¥24280 / AUD$293

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Sphalerite with Dolomite

Video recorded under LED light

TC24ERX

A novelty at Munich Virtual 2020. Complex crystals of Sphalerite with equant habit and very well defined faces and edges, translucent, with bright luster and red-orange reflections. On matrix covered by rhombohedral Dolomite crystals with an intense pink color. This material was practically unknown until now, in both the Zelidja mine itself and in the entire Touissit mining district.

Zelidja Mine, Touissit-Bou Bekker mining district, Jerada Province, Oriental Region Morocco

Specimen size: 16.3 x 12.4 x 4.8 cm

Main crystal size: 2 x 1.8 cm

€240 / US$290 / ¥31980 / AUD$377

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Vanadinite with Mottramite

Video recorded under LED light

TC19NR

Growth of very sharp tabular Vanadinite crystals, lustrous, with a very vivid and uniform color, implanted on a sandstone matrix partially covered by black Mottramite microcrystals. The Mottramite was carefully analyzed, and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.

ACF Mine area, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region Morocco (1996)

Specimen size: 10.7 x 7.8 x 8 cm

Main crystal size: 0.5 x 0.4 cm

€260 / US$306 / ¥33540 / AUD$418

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Dissakisite-(Ce)/Allanite-(Ce) with Dolomite and Talc

TC380AG

Doubly terminated, thick crystal of the Dissakisite-(Ce)/Allanite-(Ce) isomorphous series. The majority of Trimouns specimens present color zoning that seems to indicate the presence of both species in the same crystal, the darkest areas corresponding to Allanite-(Ce), as they are richer in iron, and the dominant lighter areas to Dissakisite-(Ce). On matrix, with Talc crystals and white rhombohedral Dolomite crystals.

Trimouns Mine, Luzenac, Haute-Ariège, Foix, Ariège Department, Occitanie France

Specimen size: 4.8 x 4.2 x 4.1 cm

Main crystal size: 1.4 x 0.2 cm

€380 / US$447 / ¥49030 / AUD$611

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Dissakisite-(Ce)/Allanite-(Ce) with Dolomite

TC280AH

Group of crystals of the isomorphous series Dissakisite-(Ce)/Allanite-(Ce). The majority of Trimouns specimens present color zoning that seems to indicate the presence of both species in the same crystal, the darkest areas corresponding to Allanite-(Ce), as they are richer in iron, and the dominant lighter areas to Dissakisite-(Ce). On matrix, with white rhombohedral Dolomite crystals.
This specimen has been published on the Mineralogical Record web page, in the ‘What's New’ section, report 59, March 7, 2021 edition, page 6

Trimouns Mine, Luzenac, Haute-Ariège, Foix, Ariège Department, Occitanie France

Specimen size: 4.2 x 3.6 x 3.4 cm

Main crystal size: 1 x 0.1 cm

€280 / US$333 / ¥36260 / AUD$432

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Dissakisite-(Ce)/Allanite-(Ce) with Dolomite

TC280AE

Doubly terminated crystal of the isomorphous series Dissakisite-(Ce)/Allanite-(Ce). The majority of Trimouns specimens present color zoning that seems to indicate the presence of both species in the same crystal, the darkest areas corresponding to Allanite-(Ce), as they are richer in iron, and the dominant lighter areas to Dissakisite-(Ce). On matrix, with white rhombohedral Dolomite crystals.

Trimouns Mine, Luzenac, Haute-Ariège, Foix, Ariège Department, Occitanie France

Specimen size: 4.4 x 3.8 x 2.3 cm

Main crystal size: 1.4 x 0.3 cm

€280 / US$322 / ¥36670 / AUD$430

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Dissakisite-(Ce)/Allanite-(Ce) with Dolomite

TC240AF

Crystal of the isomorphous series Dissakisite-(Ce)/Allanite-(Ce), transparent and lustrous. The majority of Trimouns specimens present color zoning that seems to indicate the presence of both species in the same crystal, the darkest areas corresponding to Allanite-(Ce), as they are richer in iron, and the dominant lighter areas to Dissakisite-(Ce). On matrix, with white rhombohedral Dolomite crystals.

Trimouns Mine, Luzenac, Haute-Ariège, Foix, Ariège Department, Occitanie France

Specimen size: 6.4 x 3.8 x 4.1 cm

Main crystal size: 0.9 x 0.1 cm

€240 / US$276 / ¥31430 / AUD$370

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Dissakisite-(Ce)/Allanite-(Ce) with Dolomite

TC230AD

Group of doubly terminated crystals of the isomorphous series Dissakisite-(Ce)/Allanite-(Ce). The majority of Trimouns specimens present color zoning that seems to indicate the presence of both species in the same crystal, the darkest areas corresponding to Allanite-(Ce), as they are richer in iron, and the dominant lighter areas to Dissakisite-(Ce). On matrix, with white rhombohedral Dolomite crystals.

Trimouns Mine, Luzenac, Haute-Ariège, Foix, Ariège Department, Occitanie France

Specimen size: 6 x 3.8 x 3.6 cm

Main crystal size: 1.1 x 0.1 cm

€230 / US$264 / ¥30120 / AUD$350

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Dissakisite-(Ce)/Allanite-(Ce) with Hydroxylbastnäsite-(Ce) and Dolomite

TC190AC

Group of crystals of the isomorphous series Dissakisite-(Ce)/Allanite-(Ce). Most of the Trimouns specimens tend to present distinct color zoning that seems to indicate the presence of both species in the same crystal, the darkest areas corresponding to Allanite-(Ce), as they are richer in iron, and the dominant lighter areas to Dissakisite-(Ce). On matrix, with white rhombohedral Dolomite crystals.

Trimouns Mine, Luzenac, Haute-Ariège, Foix, Ariège Department, Occitanie France

Specimen size: 5.9 x 3.8 x 1.1 cm

Main crystal size: 0.9 x 0.2 cm

€190 / US$231 / ¥23970 / AUD$299

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Hydroxylbastnäsite-(Ce) with Calcite and Dolomite
Hydroxylbastnäsite-(Ce) with Calcite and Dolomite
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Hydroxylbastnäsite-(Ce) with Calcite and Dolomite
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén

TC290AB

Very sharp platy crystal of Hydroxylbastnäsite, aerial, transparent, honey-colored, on a matrix of massive Calcite and Dolomite crystals. There are also small sheets of Talc on the crystal, which is well terminated, but has some rough terminations on the top. A classic of French and world mineralogy.

Trimouns Mine, Luzenac, Haute-Ariège, Foix, Ariège Department, Occitanie France

Specimen size: 5.9 x 3.8 x 1.1 cm

Main crystal size: 0.9 x 0.2 cm

€290 / US$334 / ¥37980 / AUD$450

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Synchysite-(Ce)/Parisite-(Ce) with Dolomite and Talc

TC240AA

Doubly terminated crystal of the isomorphous Synchysite-(Ce)/Parisite-(Ce) series, transparent and lustrous. The majority of Trimouns specimens exhibit color zoning that seems to indicate the presence of both species in the same crystal, with Parisite-(Ce) being the darkest areas, richest in iron, and the dominant intense yellow lightest color being Synchysite-(Ce). On matrix, with talc and white rhombohedral Dolomite crystals.

Trimouns Mine, Luzenac, Haute-Ariège, Foix, Ariège Department, Occitanie France

Specimen size: 3.3 x 3 x1.7 cm

Main crystal size: 0.4 x 0.3 cm

€240 / US$283 / ¥31110 / AUD$383

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Crandallite after Fluellite with Metavariscite

TC140NL

A mineralogical rarity. Crandallite has totally replaced the Fluellite crystals. Increasing the interest of the specimen is the remarkable size of the crystals and the fact that they are quite separate, contrasting with the dark matrix, very rich in Metavariscite.

Eugui, Esteríbar, Comarca Auñamendi, Navarre, Autonomous Community of Navarre Spain (±1998)

Specimen size: 9 x 5 x 4.3 cm

€140 / US$169 / ¥17890 / AUD$216

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Calcita (variety Cobalt-bearing)

TC240NG

Botryoidal aggregates with areas of different colors, ranging from white to pink and deep mauve, with more crystalline, translucent and lustrous areas. At one time, it was said that the greenish yellow areas corresponded to nickel-bearing calcites, but later studies did not confirm the presence of nickel.

Solita Mine, Peramea, Baix Pallars, Comarca Pallars Sobirà, Lleida / Lérida, Catalonia Spain

Specimen size: 15 x 8 x6 cm

Main crystal size: 1.5 x 0.2 cm

€240 / US$283 / ¥31110 / AUD$383

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Millerite with Jamborite

TC90NFX

Centered growth, on a Calcite matrix, of lustrous acicular crystals of Millerite with partial coatings of green Jamborite. A classic of Spanish mineralogy that comes from the Eugeni Bareche collection.

Eugenia Mine, Bellmunt del Priorat, Comarca Priorat, Tarragona, Catalonia Spain (1988)

Specimen size: 3.6 x 2.8 x 3.1 cm

Former collection of Eugeni Bareche

€90 / US$109 / ¥11500 / AUD$139

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Lazulite with Augelite, Quartz and Siderite

Video recorded under LED light

TC280MA

Twinned Lazulite crystals with very well defined faces and edges, translucent, lustrous, on matrix partially covered by Augelite microcrystals, small brown rhombohedral Siderite crystals and Quartz crystals.

Crosscut Creek, Kulan Camp area, Rapid Creek area, Dawson Mining District, Yukon Territory Canada (07/1995)

Specimen size: 10.6 x 8.8 x 6 cm

Main crystal size: 0.8 x 0.4 cm

€280 / US$339 / ¥37310 / AUD$440

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Brochantite

TC680TD

Elongated idiomorphic Brochantite crystals with very well defined faces and edges and a very deep color, on matrix, and partially covered by a later generation of fibrous crystals, of a lighter color and with a satiny luster. The definition and size of the crystals, as well as their color, luster and, in general, their extraordinary quality, make this type of specimen the best in the world for the species.

Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora Mexico (01/2015)

Specimen size: 7.5 x 4 x 3.6 cm

Main crystal size: 1 x 0.2 cm

€680 / US$825 / ¥86910 / AUD$1050

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Azurite with Malachite

Video recorded under LED light

TC270TG

Very aerial group of complex Azurite crystals, with well defined faces and edges, translucent and with the extraordinary deep blue color (“electric blue”) typical of the best specimens from Milpillas. With vivid reflections and transparencies under intense light and coatings of acicular Malachite crystals.

Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora Mexico (12/2013)

Specimen size: 5.1 x 3.5 x 2.4 cm

Main crystal size: 1.2 x 1.2 cm

€270 / US$326 / ¥35980 / AUD$425

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Sulphur

TC80AA

On matrix, a large crystal of Sulphur with relatively well defined faces and edges and hopper growths, between translucent and transparent, in an excellent state of preservation.

San Felipe, Mexicali, Baja California, Baja California Mexico

Specimen size: 3.6 x 2.1 x 1.6 cm

Main crystal size: 2.3 x 1.8 cm

€80 / US$92 / ¥10470 / AUD$120

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Cinnabar with Quartz, Calcite and Gypsum

TC90TD

Cocineras Mine, West Camp, Santa Eulalia District, Municipio Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua Mexico (2019)

Specimen size: 4.8 x 3.1 x 2 cm

Main crystal size: 0.1 x 0.1 cm

With a copy of its analysis.

€90 / US$103 / ¥11780 / AUD$140

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Cinnabar with Quartz and Calcite

TC90TZ

Cinnabar crystals with a dominant rhombohedral shape plus minor crystal forms, translucent, extraordinarily lustrous and with a very vivid color, on matrix with small crystals of Calcite, Quartz. The specimen has been carefully analyzed and determined to be Cinnabar and, although it was suggested that Metacinabar could be found in these specimens too, our analyses have not detected any. We will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.

Cocineras Mine, West Camp, Santa Eulalia District, Municipio Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua Mexico (2019)

Specimen size: 6.5 x 2.8 x 2.6 cm

Main crystal size: 0.1 x 0.1 cm

With a copy of its analysis.

€90 / US$103 / ¥11780 / AUD$140

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Cinnabar with Quartz, Calcite and Gypsum
Cinnabar with Quartz, Calcite and Gypsum
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Cinnabar with Quartz, Calcite and Gypsum
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén

TC110TN

Cinnabar crystals with a dominant rhombohedral shape plus minor crystal forms, translucent, extraordinarily lustrous and with a very vivid color, on matrix with small crystals of Calcite, Quartz and Gypsum. The specimen has been carefully analyzed and determined to be Cinnabar and, although it was suggested that Metacinabar could be found in these specimens too, our analyses have not detected any. We will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.

Cocineras Mine, West Camp, Santa Eulalia District, Municipio Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua Mexico (2019)

Specimen size: 6.3 x 3.5 x3.2 cm

Main crystal size: 0.1 x 0.1 cm

With a copy of its analysis.

€110 / US$126 / ¥14400 / AUD$170

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Sphalerite with Dolomite

TC9NYX

Polycrystalline growths of complex shapes, with well defined edges and faces, slightly curved, transparent, very lustrous and with a very deep and uniform honey-brown color, with small coatings of white rhombohedral Dolomite crystals. This piece comes from some small artisanal finds that were made in the mine after its closure. There is currently no access to the galleries.

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

Specimen size: 2.7 x 2.5 x 2.1 cm

€90 / US$103 / ¥11780 / AUD$140

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Sphalerite with Dolomite

TC9NBX

Polycrystalline growths of complex shapes, with well defined edges and faces, slightly curved, transparent, very lustrous and with a very deep and uniform honey-brown color, with small coatings of white rhombohedral Dolomite crystals. This piece comes from some small artisanal finds that were made in the mine after its closure. There is currently no access to the galleries.

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

Specimen size: 3.6 x 2.4 x 1.4 cm

Main crystal size: 1 x 1 cm

€90 / US$103 / ¥11780 / AUD$140

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