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PostPosted: Jul 25, 2020 18:00    Post subject: Popular Minerals - Sphalerite from Áliva, Cantabria, Spain  

Complex Sphalerite crystals with curved faces and edges. On matrix with white rhombohedral Dolomite crystals.


Sphalerite with Dolomite - Las Mánforas Mine, Cantabria Spain.jpg
 Mineral: Sphalerite with Dolomite
 Locality:
Las Mánforas Mine, Áliva mining area, Camaleño, Comarca Liébana, Cantabria, Spain
 Dimensions: Specimen size: 5 × 3.6 × 3.6 cm / main crystal size: 1.7 × 1.4 cm
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PostPosted: Jul 28, 2020 16:47    Post subject: Popular Minerals - Gold from China  

Aggregate of elongated octahedral crystals with skeletal and hollow growths but with well defined crystalline forms.


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 Mineral: Gold
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Dongbeizhai Mine, Songpan, Ngawa Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China
 Dimensions: Specimen size: 1.1 × 0.9 × 0.5 cm / main crystal size: 1 × 0.3 cm
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PostPosted: Jul 31, 2020 17:04    Post subject: Popular Minerals - Large Fluorite from La Viesca Mine, Asturias, Spain  

Group of crystals of cubic habit beveled by the rhombododecahedron, translucent and on matrix with small Quartz crystals.


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 Mineral: Fluorite
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La Viesca Mine, La Collada mining area, Huergo, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Asturias, Principality of Asturias, Spain
 Dimensions: Specimen size: 13.4 cm × 9.8 cm × 6.5 cm / main crystal size: 4.3 cm × 4.1 cm
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With light behind
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PostPosted: Aug 02, 2020 12:46    Post subject: Popular Minerals - Wurtzite with Galena from the Ánimas Mine, Bolivia  

Rosette growths of lamellar Wurtzite crystals with a very sharp hexagonal contour and unusually large in size for the species, on matrix and with cube-octahedral crystals of Galena. This well-known specimen, which comes from the Rock Currier collection (No. 6516), is considered the best of the find and among the most reputable.


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 Mineral: Wurtzite with Galena
 Locality:
Ánimas Mine, Ánimas , Chocaya, Municipio Atocha, Sud Chichas Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia
 Dimensions: Specimen size: 9 × 8.3 × 5.2 cm / main crystal size: 2.6 × 1.7 cm
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Former collection of Rock Currier (No. 6516)
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