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From a young age, minerals have been a source of motivation, inspiration, and to some extent, a refuge where I find happiness. Over time, this hobby and admiration for minerals have continued to grow, ultimately leading me to carry on Jordi Fabre's project and create a new company: Carpe Minerals.

This page will operate completely autonomously and will be updated without specific dates, so I recommend visiting it regularly to see what is being added. The goal is to ensure that what is presented here is among the best possible for each species, within a wide range of prices, and special attention will be given to the details of each specimen to clearly showcase its realistic nature.

I hope the proposed pieces are well-received, and also that, in some way, they maintain the classic 'spirit' of Fabre Minerals. Jordi's many years of expertise and excellent work could not be allowed to fade away.
Let the show continue!

 

Galería Carles Manresa


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USA

Kinoite

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Kinoite  

MLR66CD4: Rich group of Kinoite crystals forming a coating on an andesitic rock matrix. They are very lustrous and have vivid reflections of an intense light blue color. It comes from the well-known Christmas mine in Arizona, USA.
The specimen was from the collection of Jean-François Demaizière, whose label we will send to the buyer.
Christmas Mine, Christmas, Banner District, Dripping Spring Mountains, Gila County, Arizona  USA

Specimen size: 4.3 × 3.4 × 2.3 cm = 1.69” × 1.34” × 0.91”

Former collection of Jean-François Demaizière



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Mexico

Borcarite
 

EFR49CD4: Group of Borcarite crystals on matrix. This species is a curious combination of borate and carbonate - hence its name - with calcium and magnesium, of a delicate bottle-green color, with crystals that are among the sharpest and best developed known for the species, translucent and very lustrous.
A high quality specimen for the species.
San Bartolo Mine, Charcas, Municipio Charcas, San Luis Potosí  Mexico (2023)

Specimen size: 4 × 2 × 1.3 cm = 1.57” × 0.79” × 0.51”

Main crystal size: 0.2 × 0.1 cm = 0.08” × 0.04”





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Borcarite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Azurite
Azurite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Azurite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén

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TAX50CD4: Azurite crystals on matrix, grouped in aggregates forming rosettes of slightly curved but very sharp crystals. With excellent luster and the best deep 'electric blue' color so characteristic of the Milpillas mine in Mexico, which is now closed.
A specimen of very high quality in which the contrast between the white matrix and the blue Azurite crystals is even more highlighted by the presence of grass-green fibrous Malachite crystals.
It should be noted that the presentation of Azurite crystals as rosettes is not common in Milpillas.
Milpillas Mine, level 1280, Cuitaca, Municipio Santa Cruz, Sonora  Mexico (2016)

Specimen size: 9.7 × 6.6 × 3.2 cm = 3.82” × 2.60” × 1.26”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 1.1 cm = 0.87” × 0.43”




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Spain

Sphalerite with Dolomite
 

TVA94CD4: Group of perfectly sharp and profiled Sphalerite crystals with complex crystallography and twinning, with the characteristic honeyed color, transparent, implanted on a rock matrix, on very sharp snow-white Dolomite crystals.
The specimen comes from a classic Spanish mine for Sphalerite, located in a spectacular landscape next to the Picos de Europa National Park, and it has been inaccessible for many years due to the galleries being flooded.
From the collection of Andrés Jiménez Shelly who bought it years ago from Jordi Fabre.
Áliva Mine (Las Mánforas Mine), Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria  Spain

Specimen size: 6.3 × 4.9 × 1.7 cm = 2.48” × 1.93” × 0.67”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 1.3 cm = 0.55” × 0.51”

Former collection of Andrés Jiménez Shelly




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Cinnabar with Mercury
Cinnabar with Mercury. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Cinnabar with Mercury. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén

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Cinnabar with Mercury  

TFB93CD4: Group of numerous Cinnabar crystals with perfectly defined faces and edges, dominated by rhombohedron forms, translucent and very lustrous, and very vivid in color with marked striations on the crystal faces and on matrix.
An excellent classic of Spanish mineralogy from the collection of Andrés Jiménez Shelly whose label we will send to the buyer, and on which the annotation M.C.N. is observed, indicating that it belonged to the Museum of Natural Sciences of Madrid.
Almaden Mine, Almadén, Comarca Valle de Alcudia, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain

Specimen size: 10 × 5.2 × 4.2 cm = 3.94” × 2.05” × 1.65”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.7 cm = 0.31” × 0.28”

Former collection of Andrés Jiménez Shelly



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Spanish Fluorite

Fluorite
 

EXL27CD4: Cubic Fluorite crystals with slightly rounded edges and vertices, colorless, transparent, very shiny and on matrix, associated with several white lamellar Baryte crystals. The inclusions in the Fluorite crystals are hydrocarbons of organic origin and, in the case of this piece, they stand out due to the water-clear transparency of the Fluorite crystals.
From a classic Asturian mine from which it is increasingly difficult to obtain quality specimens, this piece comes via the collection of Thomas von Criegern.
Emilio Mine, Obdulia vein, Caravia mining area, La Rubiera, Loroñe, Colunga, Comarca de la Sidra, Principality of Asturias (Asturias)  Spain

Specimen size: 5.8 × 5.1 × 3.4 cm = 2.28” × 2.01” × 1.34”

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 0.8 cm = 0.51” × 0.31”

Former collection of Thomas Von Criegern




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Fluorite

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EPP67CD4: Group of Fluorite crystals with dominant cubic habit but with combinations of the shapes of the tetraquishexahedron that remind us of the neighboring Jaimina mine, with a predominance of intense violet tones, which is not very characteristic for the Emilio mine where light blue or colorless tones predominate.
Emilio Mine, Obdulia vein, Caravia mining area, La Rubiera, Loroñe, Colunga, Comarca de la Sidra, Principality of Asturias (Asturias)  Spain

Specimen size: 9.2 × 5.9 × 4.5 cm = 3.62” × 2.32” × 1.77”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 1.3 cm = 0.63” × 0.51”


€260 / US$282 / ¥42470 / AUD$432

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France

Chalcopyrite
 

TTB46CD4: Group of Chalcopyrite crystals, complex and with polycrystalline growths, with well defined faces and edges and with a very marked bluish iridescence.
After consulting several experts with knowledge of the area, we believe that this piece comes specifically from the Armée Céleste Mine, one of the classic Alsatian mines in which silver was the main metal exploited, and which yielded good specimens of Chalcopyrite.
Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, Colmar-Ribeauvillé, Haut-Rhin, Grand Est  France

Specimen size: 2.9 × 3.4 × 1.6 cm = 1.14” × 1.34” × 0.63”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 1.8 cm = 0.87” × 0.71”


€160 / US$173 / ¥26130 / AUD$266

Chalcopyrite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén

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Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén

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TBB68CD4: Floater piece with natural cavities that is very characteristic of the Des Farges Mine, both for the morphology of the crystals, being slightly tapered and curved prisms with flat ends, as well as the excellent luster and yellow color (somewhat greenish), with more color zoning deep in the center of the crystals.
A classic of French mineralogy from Henri Jammot's collection.
Les Farges Mine (Des Farges Mine), Ussel, Corrèze, Nouvelle-Aquitaine  France

Specimen size: 4.4 × 2.4 × 2.9 cm = 1.73” × 0.94” × 1.14”

Main crystal size: 2 × 0.5 cm = 0.79” × 0.20”

Former collection of Henri Jammot



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Azurite
 

MTT66CD4: Group of perfectly sharp and doubly terminated Azurite crystals, two of them clearly dominant and very aerial, that present polycrystalline growths, with the rhombic morphology clearly visible. This specimen comes from the type locality for the species, and retains its color and extraordinary luster. Associated with small scattered remnants of Malachite.
Chessy-les-Mines, Les Bois d'Oingt, Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France

Specimen size: 2.6 × 2.2 × 1.4 cm = 1.02” × 0.87” × 0.55”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 1.1 cm = 0.71” × 0.43”

Type locality




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Azurite
Azurite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Azurite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén

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Azurite  

MXA74CD4: A historical piece. Fine sharp tabular Azurite crystal aggregate with very visible flat faces of very brilliant luster and intense blue color forming rosettes crisscrossed with each other. The specimen stands out both for its good size as well as for its origin, the primitive 'Mine Bleu' opened by miners in 1811, and which yielded numerous vugs full of Azurite, as evidenced by this specimen.
It comes from the Moutet collection of Marseille with an original Deyrolle label that came attached to a cardboard box and that we will send to the buyer.
Mine Bleu, Chessy-les-Mines, Les Bois d'Oingt, Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France

Specimen size: 7.8 × 6.5 × 3.7 cm = 3.07” × 2.56” × 1.46”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.3 cm = 0.47” × 0.12”

Type locality

Former collection of Moutet (Marseille)



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Pyromorphite with Quartz
 

TXM73CD4: Spheroidal growths of very fine acicular crystals of Pyromorphite with clearer transparencies in the terminations and an intense green color, on a rock matrix with Quartz.
An elegant classic of French mineralogy from the collection of Michel Perraudin.
Saint-Salvy Mine, Saint-Salvy-de-la-Balme, Tarn, Occitanie  France

Specimen size: 9.3 × 6 × 3.9 cm = 3.66” × 2.36” × 1.54”

Former collection of Michel Perraudin




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Pyromorphite with Quartz. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Europe

Chalcopyrite

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Chalcopyrite  

EEF86CD4: Mammillary/botryoidal aggregate formed by crystals of Chalcopyrite known as the 'blister copper' variety.
A true antique and a classic of English mineralogy from the collection of Colonel John Wilson Rimington and which is accompanied by an old label from the Deyrolle establishment in Paris, which we will send scanned to the buyer of the piece. The prestigious Drouot auction house of Paris auctioned the piece in 1912.
Carn Brea, Pool, Illogan, Camborne - Redruth - Saint Day District, Cornwall  England / United Kingdom

Specimen size: 2.7 × 2.1 × 1.7 cm = 1.06” × 0.83” × 0.67”

Former collection of Colonel John Wilson Rimington



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Chalcopyrite
Chalcopyrite  

EPR86CD4: Mammillary/botryoidal aggregate formed by crystals of Chalcopyrite known as the 'blister copper' variety.
A true antique and a classic of English mineralogy from the collection of Colonel John Wilson Rimington and which is accompanied by an original label and an old box, which we will send to the buyer. The prestigious Drouot auction house in Paris auctioned the piece in 1912.
Carn Brea, Pool, Illogan, Camborne - Redruth - Saint Day District, Cornwall  England / United Kingdom

Specimen size: 2.4 × 2.3 × 2.1 cm = 0.94” × 0.91” × 0.83”

Former collection of Colonel John Wilson Rimington




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Quartz with Chlorite inclusions and Albite
Quartz with Chlorite inclusions and Albite. Photo: Joaquim Callén
Photo: Joaquim Callén

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MRA98CD4: Plate formed by Quartz crystals arranged in a very aerial manner with clear development of the prism and the perfectly sharp terminations, translucent and with abundant inclusions of dark green Chlorite concentrated in the centers of the Quartz prisms, and which in turn are partially covered by very clear, practically transparent Albite crystals.
An alpine classic from a well-known mineralogical area of Switzerland.
Grischun (Grisons; Graubünden)  Switzerland

Specimen size: 8.1 × 7.3 × 4.4 cm = 3.19” × 2.87” × 1.73”

Main crystal size: 4.3 × 1 cm cm = 1.69” × 0.39”


€440 / US$477 / ¥71880 / AUD$732

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FSU

Copper
 

MRR69CD4: Very sharp skeletal crystal with very marked spinel-law twinning, with well-developed faces and edges and of considerable dimensions for the locality. More reddish in color than usual for native coppers.
The locality was very prolific in its time, but more recently nothing comes from there anymore, and only old specimens like this one are available.
Itauz Mine, Dzhezkazgan, Karaganda Region  Kazakhstan

Specimen size: 6.3 × 1.3 × 0.4 cm = 2.48” × 0.51” × 0.16”

Main crystal size: 6.3 × 1.3 cm = 2.48” × 0.51”


€440 / US$477 / ¥71880 / AUD$732


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Morocco

Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite)

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Calcite (variety Co-bearing calcite)  

TBB70CD4: Group of Calcite crystals formed by poorly developed prisms and flattened rhombohedral terminations with rounded contours. The piece has a more intense reddish color on its upper half and more pink in the lower half, both with very bright luster and with concentric growths as can be seen on the back of the specimen that corresponds to the matrix.
The specimen comes from the collection of Paco Fernández and Carmen Valls whose handwritten label (number 5-020) we will send to the buyer.
Oumlil Mine, Oumlil, Bou Azzer mining district, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Zagora Province  Morocco

Specimen size: 10.3 × 8.9 × 4.6 cm = 4.06” × 3.50” × 1.81”

Main crystal size: 2.3 × 1 cm = 0.91” × 0.39”

Former collection of Francisco Fernández Ortega



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Cerussite with Wulfenite, Dolomite and Galena
 

MRF28CD4: An interesting set of secondary lead minerals from the legendary Touissit. The matrix displays ancient molds of relict cubic Galena crystals and, thanks to an area of cementation, various secondary minerals derived from the initial lead sulfide, resulting in a partial coating of cream-colored Dolomite crystals on which whitish twinned crystals of Cerussite are intergrown with remnants of dark Galena and finally, a beautiful group of lustrous Wulfenite crystals with an intense yellowish color adorning the center of the piece, where they cover an elongated Cerussite crystal, larger and with a different habit and colour than the other crystals of Cerussite on the piece.
The specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Touissit, Touissit District, Oriental Region, Jerada Province  Morocco

Specimen size: 8.7 × 7.4 × 3.4 cm = 3.43” × 2.91” × 1.34”

Main crystal size: 2.4 × 0.8 cm = 0.94” × 0.31”

With analysis copy



Cerussite with Wulfenite, Dolomite and Galena. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén

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Dolomite with Quartz and Epidote

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MTR47CD4: Dolomite crystals, two of them clearly dominant and with very marked rhombohedral forms, rough faces and sharp edges, partially covered by small lustrous, silky-looking Calcite crystals and groups of water-clear doubly terminated Quartz crystals forming parallel groups, and with small crystals of intense green Epidote at the base of the specimen. Very unusual for the locality.
Iouriren Mine (AGM Mine), Akka, Tafraout, Souss-Massa Region, Tiznit Province  Morocco

Specimen size: 10.1 × 7.3 × 5.7 cm = 3.98” × 2.87” × 2.24”

Main crystal size: 5 × 3.7 cm = 1.97” × 1.46”




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Galena with Pyrite and Quartz
 

EPF99CD4: Group of numerous isolated cubo-octahedral Galena crystals with well defined faces and edges, on matrix, accompanied by tabular Baryte crystals of a bluish color and crystals of Quartz that partially cover the Pyrite and Quartz matrix.
A beautiful association of this specimen of considerable size and very representative of what is found in the polymetallic Bou Nahas deposit.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Tinghir Province  Morocco (2023)

Specimen size: 16.7 × 14.4 × 3.9 cm = 6.57” × 5.67” × 1.54”

Main crystal size: 2.1 × 2 cm = 0.83” × 0.79”





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Africa (excl. Morocco) - Tsumeb

Topaz

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Topaz  

CBC66CD4: Prismatic crystal very rich in faces on its terminations, twinned, water-clear and doubly terminated and of a delicate, very slightly bluish tone with a touch of green. With some apparent dissolution forms, a product of the very high temperature corrosive solutions that are typical of the formation processes of this type of specimen.
The specimen comes from the collection of duplicates of Carles Curto (no. 1984.52) whose labels, both physical and digital, we will send to the buyer.
Ropp Tin Mines, Bukuru, Jos Plateau, Ropp District, Plateau State  Nigeria (+1981)

Specimen size: 3.5 × 2 × 1.6 cm = 1.38” × 0.79” × 0.63”

Former collection of Carles Curto (duplicates)

€160 / US$173 / ¥26130 / AUD$266

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Rhodochrosite
 

TFT53CD4: Group of Rhodochrosite crystals on matrix, forming parallel polycrystalline aggregates, of intense and uniform pink color and with good luster, exhibiting a habit that is not very common in the Wessels mine.
A very aesthetic specimen for the locality.
Wessels Mine, Hotazel, Kalahari manganese field (KMF), Northern Cape Province  South Africa

Specimen size: 8.7 × 5.4 × 2.4 cm = 3.43” × 2.13” × 0.94”

Main crystal size: 0.2 × 0.1 cm = 0.08” × 0.04”




Rhodochrosite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rhodochrosite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén

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Fluornatromicrolite with 'lepidolite' and Albite

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Fluornatromicrolite with 'lepidolite' and Albite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Fluornatromicrolite with 'lepidolite' and Albite  

TVR16CD4: Octahedral crystals of Fluornatromicrolite with an intense green color and polycrystalline growths, embedded in a matrix formed by 'lepidolite' crystals and radiating tabular crystals of Albite.
This specimen is a great representive of a rare species whose origin is a pegmatite rich in lithium, cesium and tantalum.
It comes from the Félix Sorhouet collection (number 4-84) whose label we will send to the buyer.
Naipa Mine, Alto Ligonha pegmatite, Zambezia Province  Mozambique

Specimen size: 11.7 × 8.4 × 7.5 cm = 4.61” × 3.31” × 2.95”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1.4 cm = 0.59” × 0.55”

Former collection of Félix Sorhouet



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South America

Fluorite
 

ECD16CD4: Two translucent, apple-green Fluorite crystals with very defined faces and edges and with the dominant form of the octahedron.
Milpo Mine, Cerro de Pasco, Atacocha mining district, Pasco Department, Pasco Province  Peru (2022)

Specimen size: 2.6 × 2 × 1.6 cm = 1.02” × 0.79” × 0.63”

Main crystal size: 2 × 2 cm = 0.79” × 0.79”





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Fluorite with Galena

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TTB27CD4: Fluorite crystals, one of them clearly dominant and in which octahedron forms predominate, between translucent and transparent, with apple-green zoning in the center of the crystal, with polycrystalline growths on the faces, and associated with crystals of Galena and Pyrite.
The Galena has been analyzed to distinguish it from the geocronites from the same find. A copy of the analysis will be sent to the buyer.
Milpo Mine, Cerro de Pasco, Atacocha mining district, Pasco Department, Pasco Province  Peru (2022)

Specimen size: 4.6 × 3.7 × 3.3 cm = 1.81” × 1.46” × 1.30”

Main crystal size: 3 × 2.7 cm = 1.18” × 1.06”

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Fluorite with Galena
 

TBR98CD4: Fluorite crystals between translucent and transparent, apple-green, very lustrous, partially coated by a multitude of Pyrite crystals and accompanied by two groups of dark grey Galena crystals.
The Galena has been analyzed to distinguish it from the geocronites from the same find and a copy of the analysis will be sent to the buyer.
Milpo Mine, Cerro de Pasco, Atacocha mining district, Pasco Department, Pasco Province  Peru (2022)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 5.6 × 3.6 cm = 2.52” × 2.20” × 1.42”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 1.4  cm = 0.55” × 0.55”

With analysis copy



Fluorite with Galena. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Fluorite with Galena. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén

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Minerals from around the World

USA

Copper

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Copper  

CMB46CD3: Aggregate of equant Copper crystals, one of them aerial, with deformed and curved faces and edges, and well-defined morphology.
The specimen comes from the collection of duplicates of Carles Curto (number 1970.18) whose digital catalogue file we will send to the buyer of the specimen.
New Cornelia Mine, Ajo, Little Ajo Mountains, Ajo District, Pima County, Arizona  USA

Specimen size: 1.6 × 1.4 × 0.8 cm = 0.63” × 0.55” × 0.31”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.5 cm = 0.39” × 0.20”

Former collection of Carles Curto (duplicates)



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Azurite with Malachite

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EXR46CD1: Granted, more spectacular azurites came out of Milpillas, but for a great classic locality like the Copper Queen mine, this piece is not bad at all, with a lot of luster, very perfect and with the Azurite crystals grouped in rosettes.
The piece is a floater and has Malachite on both sides.
Copper Queen Mine, Queen Hill, Bisbee, Warren District, Mule Mountains, Cochise County, Arizona  USA

Specimen size: 9.4 × 7.8 × 6.2 cm = 3.70” × 3.07” × 2.44”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.4 cm = 0.28” × 0.16”




Azurite with Malachite. Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Side / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Azurite with Malachite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Spodumene (variety kunzite)

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Spodumene (variety kunzite)  

CRM50CD3: Complete Spodumene floater crystal (kunzite variety) with the arrow-shaped twin characteristic for this type of specimen, translucent with a quite intense pink color. The spodumenes from this locality are legendary since at the time they were a reference for the species, competing with the Brazilian ones.
The specimen comes from the collection of duplicates of Carles Curto (number 1987.06) whose
digital catalogue file we will send to the buyer.
Himalaya Mine, Gem Hill, Mesa Grande District, San Diego County, California  USA

Specimen size: 7.4 × 5.8 × 1 cm = 2.91” × 2.28” × 0.39”

Former collection of Carles Curto (duplicates)



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Rhodochrosite with Quartz and Galena

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MPQ48CD2: Druse of well-developed rhombohedral crystals of Rhodochrosite, with slight curvatures on the faces and edges, shiny, of a very intense and uniform pink color, and on matrix. Accompanied by Galena and white spheroidal coatings of Quartz microcrystals.
From a French collection, it is a splendid example from this classic American locality, both for the richness of crystals and the intensity of color.
Sunnyside Mine group (American Tunnel Mine), Bonita Peak, Gladstone, Eureka District, San Juan County, Colorado  USA

Specimen size: 11 × 10.8 × 5.4 cm = 4.33” × 4.25” × 2.13”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.4 cm = 0.24” × 0.16”

Former collection of M. Gabriel



Rhodochrosite with Quartz and Galena. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rhodochrosite with Quartz and Galena. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén

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Copper

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TFB70CD3: Arborescent and aerial growth of terminated Copper crystals, with well-defined faces and edges and deep and uniform color. The size of its crystals is important for a species that rarely gives large or sharp crystals.
This specimen, a classic for the Michigan copper belt in the USA, comes from the Moutet collection, from Marseille.
Keweenaw County, Michigan  USA

Specimen size: 6.1 × 3.3 × 1.8 cm = 2.40” × 1.30” × 0.71”

Main crystal size: 3.7 × 1.2 cm = 1.46” × 0.47”

Former collection of Moutet (Marseille)



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Mexico

Galena with Calcite
Galena with Calcite  

CRC66CD1: Descriptive text by Carles Curto:
Aggregate of cuboctahedral Galena crystals on a matrix of Calcite.
Naica, Municipio Saucillo, Chihuahua  Mexico (1988)

Specimen size: 4.6 × 3.7 × 2.2 cm = 1.81” × 1.46” × 0.87”

Main crystal size: 2.1 × 1.6 cm = 0.83” × 0.63”

Former collection of Carles Curto (duplicates)




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Acanthite with Calcite
Acanthite with Calcite. Photo: Joaquim Callén
Photo: Joaquim Callén

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Acanthite with Calcite
 

CRB37CD1: Descriptive text by Carles Curto:
Cubic crystal with hopper faces, with small scalenohedral, doubly terminated Calcite crystals.
San Carlos Mine, La Luz, Municipio Guanajuato, Guanajuato  Mexico (+1986)

Specimen size: 1.7 × 1.2 × 1.0 cm = 0.67” × 0.47” × 0.39”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 1.2 cm = 0.47” × 0.47”

Former collection of Carles Curto (duplicates)



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Epidote
Epidote  

CXM29CD2: Group of prismatic Epidote crystals, one of them clearly dominant, highly profiled with a defined polycrystalline termination. The crystals are shiny and very dark green, almost black.
One of the best-known specimens for the locality, both for its definition and the fact that the crystal group is on matrix.
The specimen belongs to Carles Curto's duplicate collection (number 1988.31), and the print of the digital card will be sent to the buyer.
Taxco de Alarcón, Municipio Taxco, Guerrero  Mexico

Specimen size: 7 × 3.9 × 3.1 cm = 2.76” × 1.54” × 1.22”

Main crystal size: 3.5 × 2 cm = 1.38” × 0.79”

Former collection of Carles Curto (duplicates)




Recorded under neon light

Recorded under neon light
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Wardite with Lazulite and Siderite
Wardite with Lazulite and Siderite. Photo: Joaquim Callén
Photo: Joaquim Callén

Recorded under neon light
 

EBZ37CD1: The Wardite crystal is sharp, with better (deeper) color than usual, and has the curiosity of carrying small Lazulite crystals within the Wardite crystal, which generates a curious contrast of colors.
Stoneman Camp, Young's Creek, Dawson mining district, Yukon Territory  Canada

Specimen size: 3.6 × 3 × 2.4 cm = 1.42” × 1.18” × 0.94”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 1.4 cm = 0.63” × 0.55”




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