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Fluorite -gem clear on Quartz
stock #17.1-163
Cantera Llamas, Duyos, Caravia
Asturias, Spain
7.1 x 4.8 x 3.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $680


Incredibly transparent. clear cubes of Fluorite on a sparkling Quartz matrix. The details of the matrix are perfectly visible seen through the Fluorite. In excellent condition the cubes have typical small edge bevels and light violet color with a slight hint of zoning. The result is the Fluorite is nearly invisible from some angles. From a small but excellent pocket found in 2017, this is an especially fine example from this remarkable locality, and an great Fluorite from any place at all.
Fluorite with Quartz
stock #19.1-421
Cantera Llamas, Duyos, Caravia
Asturias, Spain
2.5 x 2.1 x 2.1 CM (thumbnail)
price: $150


Pristine thumbnail of Fluorite cubes having clean beveled edges and a delicate purple hue. The cubes are fully transparent with a slight frosting on some faces which under strong magnification seems to be a complex recrystallization. In perfect condition damage wise, this is a nice example from this small but important locality that has been sporadically producing small numbers of specimens but sometimes of very fine quality. The matrix is perfectly visible through the crystals and the Fluorite is nicely perched at a nice display angle.
Cinnabar -Well crystalized, classic Locale
stock #0523-JM-2836
Almaden District, Cuidad Real
Castile-La Mancha, Spain
8.9 x 6.6 x 4 CM (cabinet)
price: $1650
Spring 2019

A choice Almaden Spanish Cinnabar with great provenance as well. See the excellent Mineralogical Record article on the locale for in depth background. Vintage specimens of this quality are almost never available, this one is rich red, sizable and with old labels including Alvin Schortmann and John Marshall collections. The Shortmann label tells he had this prior to 1939, though this is likely far older. Johns collection card reads "Group of fine sharp xls in center of matrix. The British museum specimen on display is nowhere near as good as this piece." John wrote that in 1991 when he obtained the specimen. A label from Joe Vajdek reads " Very rare, Irreplaceable classic". The display area also has a number of tiny Calcites scattered on the Cinnabar, which is in several forms and habits. Some micro chipping exists as it does on practically all pieces but his is not noticable without magnification, and is equal to or better than many well known, published pieces. Before the availability of Chinese Cinnabars these were prized as the best specimens in the world.
Fluorite-gem clear, flattened cube
stock #19.1-239
Cantera Llamas, Duyos, Caravia
Asturias, Spain
2.6 x 1.8 x 1.1 CM (thumbnail)
price: $330
Spring 2019

Super clear, a transparent purple cube with flat proportions and edge bevels. Very attractive and lustrous, the condition is very fine, there are old contacts on some edges and faces as seen that have fully recrystallized and show fine stepped etching, there is no chipping or normal damage. A choice and richly colored single crystal fro the Llamas Quarry, this is an excellent very gemmy example.
Fluorite on Quartz
stock #18-AX-20-230
La Viesca Mine, Huergo, La Collada, Siero
Asturias, Spain
6.6 x 4.1 x 3.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $260
Late Summer 2018

A multi-color phantom Fluorite nicely perched on a sculptural matrix covered with druzy Quartz crystals. Excellent transparency and in fine condition, there are a few additional Fluorites on the specimen one of which is a slender, highly elongated cube. A classic European locale, the La Viesca Mine is famed for vibrant color varieties and general quality of its Fluorites. This one is a bit unusual but still has the look and style well known from this venerable locality.
Barite- perfect rosettes
stock #18.1-434
La Union Mine, Sierra de Cartagena
Murcia, Spain
5.8 x 3.3 x 2.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $380
Late Summer 2018

Remarkable, perfect and esthetic. Free standing rosettes of Barite crystals on a rough matrix arranged in a line. This locale has produced a lot of nice Barite specimens but very few have anything close to this elegant perfection. Under 40X magnification there are no chips or damage seen, which is incredible with such a delicate mineral in thin bladed crystals. Better in person too.
Quartz, red doubly terminated (Eisenkiesel)
stock #18.1-412
Chella, Valencian Community
Valencia, Spain
2.3 x 1.2 x 1 CM (thumbnail)
price: $60
Late Summer 2018

A choice single crystal of the blood red "Eisenkiesel" habit, complete all around. With strong bright Hematite inclusions, these Spanish Quartzes are distinctive. The local name for these is "Jacinto de Compostela" and they are unlike any other Quartz.
Lavendulan with Conichalcite etc.
stock #8AE-993
La Reconquistada, Pastrana, Mazzaron
Murcia, Spain
7.3 x 4.7 x 3.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $420
Late Summer 2018

A very rich specimen of several uncommon Copper species, most importantly Lavendulan. Also containing a sizable zone of Conichalcite, minor Azurite and what appears to be Barahenaite (not analyzed). The Lavendulan is present in thick bands, crusts and small crystals of several habits. The Conichalcite is in translucent green globules covering one entire face. Lavendulan is a Phosphate and also an Arsenate, with the complex formula ofNaCaCu5(AsO4)4Cl·5H2O. Not often seen on the mineral market except in small blebs or micromounts.
23 specimens listed
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