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7Y4-EP7Andradite, Epidote

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Marki Khel, Spin Ghar range, Khogyani District, Nangarhar, Afghanistan

Dimensions: 4.7 cm x 4.4 cm x 3.2 cm
Largest Crystal Size: 1.1 cm

Very sharp dodecahedral Andradite crystals, one of them clearly dominant. They are well centered on the matrix, translucent with a deep olive green color and on a matrix coated by small Epidote crystals with a lighter green color.
Marki Khel, Spin Ghar Mountains, Khogyani District, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan
Specimen size: 4.7 × 4.4 × 3.2 cm = 1.9” × 1.7” × 1.3”
Main crystal size: 1.1 × 1.1 cm = 0.4” × 0.4”
Former collection of Carles Curto
CX12AI3
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C42-KJHBabingtonite, Prehnite

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Babingtonite occurrences, Qiaojia Co., Zhaotong, Yunnan, China

Dimensions: 8.3 cm x 4 cm x 3.2 cm
Largest Crystal Size: 2.3 cm

Very aerial group of very sharp and flattened crystals, a lot of them doubly terminated. They are bright with a deep black color and are on a matrix of botryoidal Prehnite. These Chinese Babingtonites have almost disappeared from the mineral market and the best are those that first appeared.
Babingtonite occurrences, Qiaojia, Zhaotong Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China
Found in ±2008
Specimen size: 8.3 × 4 × 3.2 cm = 3.3” × 1.6” × 1.3”
Main crystal size: 2.3 × 1.7 cm = 0.9” × 0.7”
Former collection of Carles Curto
CB69AI3
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ALN-95GBabingtonite, Prehnite

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Babingtonite occurrences, Qiaojia Co., Zhaotong, Yunnan, China

Dimensions: 3.1 cm x 2.7 cm x 2 cm
Largest Crystal Size: 2.1 cm

Complete and doubly terminated Babingtonite crystal with excellent terminations, very well defined faces and edges, polycrystalline growths and very bright surfaces. These Chinese Babingtonites have almost disappeared from the mineral market and the best are those that first appeared.
Babingtonite occurrences, Qiaojia, Zhaotong Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China
Found in ±2009
Specimen size: 3.1 × 2.7 × 2 cm = 1.2” × 1.1” × 0.8”
Main crystal size: 2.1 × 1.8 cm = 0.8” × 0.7”
Former collection of Carles Curto
CA67AI3
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L8L-LV8Smithsonite

Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia

Dimensions: 4.2 cm x 3.7 cm x 3.1 cm
Largest Crystal Size: 1 cm

Druse of rhombohedral Smithsonite crystals on matrix. They are well defined with fine growth striations and are translucent, bright and have a uniform and attractive pinkish color.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Specimen size: 4.2 × 3.7 × 3.1 cm = 1.7” × 1.5” × 1.2”
Main crystal size: 1 × 0.7 cm = 0.4” × 0.3”
Former collection of Carles Curto
CR46AI3
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VWJ-YK1Brookite, Quartz

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Puiva Mount, Saranpaul, Khanty-Mansi Okrug, Tyumen Oblast, Russia

Dimensions: 7.8 cm x 4 cm x 2.9 cm
Largest Crystal Size: 1.8 cm

Very sharp laminar Brookite crystals that are transparent and bright with an orange brown color. They are implanted on a group of doubly terminated Quartz crystals with polycrystalline growths.
Puiva Mount, Saranpaul, Khanty-Mansi Okrug, Tyumenskaya Oblast', Polar Urals, Western-Siberian Region, Russia
Specimen size: 7.8 × 4 × 2.9 cm = 3.1” × 1.6” × 1.1”
Main crystal size: 1.8 × 1 cm = 0.7” × 0.4”
Former collection of Carles Curto
CD16AI3
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5JH-A9DCopper

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Krasnotur'insk, Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia

Dimensions: 5.2 cm x 1.7 cm x 1 cm

Very elongated single Copper crystal with the Spinel law twin. The sample is from a Russian locality that is a great classic but of which there are very samples.
Krasnotur'insk (Bogolovsk), Ekaterinburg (Sverdlovsk), Sverdlovskaya Oblast', Middle Urals, Urals Region, Russia
Specimen size: 5.2 × 1.7 × 1 cm = 2.0” × 0.7” × 0.4”
Former collection of Carles Curto
CN16AI3
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F6F-N05Opal

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Valeč, Doupov, Karlovy Vary, Karlovy Vary Region, Czech Republic

Dimensions: 4.2 cm x 3.4 cm x 2.6 cm

Clear and colorless botryoidal aggregate that is very bright, on matrix and is fluorescent with an UV lamp. A precursor of the current hyalites from Central Europe.
Valeč, Doupov, Karlovy Vary Region, Bohemia, Czech Republic
Specimen size: 4.2 × 3.4 × 2.6 cm = 1.7” × 1.3” × 1.0”
Fluorescent short UV
Former collection of Carles Curto
CC10AI3
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NC1-EMHPyromorphite

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Bad Ems, Rhein-Lahn-Kreis, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

Dimensions: 2 cm x 1.1 cm x 1 cm
Largest Crystal Size: 0.9 cm

Polycrystalline growth of partially doubly terminated crystals with very well defined faces and edges, bright and with a pale brown color. The sample was acquired at the Soler Pujol shop, in Barcelona on a date that should be very probably between 1959 and 1961.
Bad Ems, Bad Ems District, Lahn Valley, Rhineland-Palatinate/Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Specimen size: 2 × 1.1 × 1 cm = 0.8” × 0.4” × 0.4”
Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.8 cm = 0.4” × 0.3”
Minor fluorescence long & short UV
Former collection of Carles Curto
CD11AI3
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XYY-RC9Jarosite

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El Arteal tunnel, Sierra Almagrera, Cuevas del Almanzora, Almería, Andalusia, Spain

Dimensions: 6.2 cm x 5.3 cm x 1.4 cm
Largest Crystal Size: 0.3 cm

Jarosite crystals on matrix with very well defined faces and edges, transparent and very bright.
Socavón Santa Bárbara (Túnel El Arteal), Almagrera Range, Cuevas del Almanzora, Comarca Levante Almeriense, Almería, Andalusia, Spain
Found in 08/1997
Specimen size: 6.2 × 5.3 × 1.4 cm = 2.4” × 2.1” × 0.6”
Main crystal size: 0.3 × 0.1 cm = 0.1” × 0.0”
Former collection of Carles Curto
CB26AI3
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3GM-J53Calcite (Var: Cobaltoan Calcite)

Solita Mine, Peramea, Baix Pallars, Pallars Sobirà, Lleida, Catalonia, Spain

Dimensions: 6.2 cm x 5.8 cm x 1.9 cm

A matrix coated by Calcite (cobalt-rich variety) with an aspect clearly more crystalline than usual for the locality (a result, perhaps, of further recrystallization) and with a very intense color.
Solita Mine, Peramea, Baix Pallars, Comarca Pallars Sobirà, Lleida/Lérida, Catalonia, Spain
Specimen size: 6.2 × 5.8 × 1.9 cm = 2.4” × 2.3” × 0.7”
Former collection of Carles Curto
CM12AI3
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