Spanish Mineral Specimens For Sale

 

Fine aragonite crystals such as this purple and green crystal are becoming tough to find for sale.    This beautiful combination of gem sphalerite and siderite is a prime example of why Spanish minerals are so popular.    Beautiful, but lesser known pyromorphites have been found in Spain on occassion.

                    Aragonite                                                Fluorite on Barite                                                Sphalerite                                                         Dolomite Twin                                                           Pyromorphite

 

Many fine minerals from Spain are readily available on the mineral market.  Aragonites, pyrites, goethites, fluorites, barites, calcites, pyromorphites, sphalerites and dolomites are but a few of the fine minerals in well formed crystals that come from Spain.  We normally have a great selection of this classic minerals so feel free to contact us concerning your wants.  We carry specimens for all levels of collectors.

 

 

 

Pyrite, Navajun, LaRioja, Spain

    Impressive groups of cubic pyrite crystals in matrix from the Navajun Mine, LaRioja, Spain.  Lots of variety in a wide range of prices for these fine mineral specimens.  

 

 

 

 

OKO-378

OKO-378    Terruelite on Limestone     Barranco del Solobral, Spain.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  Dark crystals in gray matrix.  3 x 2.2 x 2 cm.  In good condition.  Mounted in a perky box.  $20

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-417

OKH-417      Aragonite       Spain.  Ex Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  A fine floater that barely fits in a perky box (2.7 x 2.4 x 2.3 cm).  Attractive coloration and high luster.  Great all around.  Very minor chipping as seen.  Overall, an excellent display quality piece.   $35

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-757

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OKN-757     Barite     Mina Teresita, LaUnion, Murcia, Spain.  Ex. Harold Dibble collection.  Large, blue, double terminated crystals in a stack mounted on an acrylic base.  6.2 x 3.6 x 2.5 overall with individual crystals reaching 4 cm across.  No damage, minor matrix.  $45

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-758

OKN-758      Gypsum      Zaragoza, Spain.  Ex. Harold Dibble collection.  A fine cluster of transparent, beautifully formed crystals.  They spray out in all directions and, from what I can tell, are free from any damage.  This fragile and aesthetic piece measures 8.5 x 5.5 x 5.5 cm.  Great example!  $300

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-753

OKN-753     Barite      Spain (specific location unknown but likely Villabona, Asturias, Spain).  Ex. Harold Dibble collection.  Blocky, transparent crystals to 2.7 cm on edge.  Front view is nice.  Contacts on back and sides.  Damage as seen but big crystals are nice.  6.2 x 4.4 x 4.4 cm.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-660

OKN-660     Pyromorphite    Los Burrachos, Sierra Horena, Spain.  Ex. Bob Borofsky collection.  Re/orange fluorescence.  9.5 x 5.1 x 4.3 cm  Backside also is fully crystallized but they are smaller and not shown in the photos, above.  Quartz on some edges.  A couple chipped crystals on right edge of front.  Back has no damage.  $200

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-646

OKN-646    Pyromorphite     Los Burrachos, Sierra Horena, Spain.  Ex. Bob Borofsky collection.  (Red/ orange fluorescence).  9 x7 x 3.7 cm plate of very well formed crystals.  Yes, they are small crystals but they are nicely colored, well defined and of good luster.  No damage.  $150

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-648

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OKN-648     Pyromorphite     Los Burrachos, Sierra Horena, Spain.  Ex. Bob Borofsky collection.  (Red/ orange fluorescence).  This example is very nice with quartz fully covering the backside of specimen.  The front is fully covered by pyromorphite in nicely formed crystals of varying sizes.  12.3 x 6 x 2.8 cm overall.  No damage, displays well, and is an uncommon material for Spain.  $220

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-973

OKN-973      Gypsum    Pina de Ebro, Zaragosla, Spain.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  It is impressive to see one of these where the entire vug has been extracted, trimmed and can be considered aesthetic.  My photos are not doing this specimen justice.  It displays great, has no damage and sits in various positions.  The light enters easily from any side and the openings are large enough for fine views all around.  This is a mesmerizing specimen to view and handle.  The type of piece that even non-mineral enthusiasts will "ohhh" and "ahhh" over.  10.2 x 7.6 x 5.9 cm overall.  $800

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-991

OKN-991      Gypsum  RESERVED   Pina de Ebro, Zaragosla, Spain.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  7.1 x 6 x 3.6 cm plate of water clear crystals on matrix.  This specimen is pristine with no damage even on edges or to crystals that extend past the edges.  All crystals are totally clear and of the highest luster.  Great example at a very good price.  $85

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-790

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OKM-790     Quartz     Perena, Salamanca, Spain.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  FIGURED SPECIMEN from the book, Quartz: An Introduction to Crystalline Quartz, page 92 By Harold Dibble.  Attractive smoky quartz measuring 5.3 x 3.8 cm square and only .4 cm thick.  Light sugary quartz coating on back.  Is This actually a tabular crystal or a healed shard?! I think a crystal given how symmetrical the growth features are on both sides.  Transparent interior and no damage.  A very cool miniature.  $350

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-194

OKM-194     Dolomite    Navarre, Spain.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  A clear twinned specimen with light gray phantom.  It measures 3.3 x 3.1 x 2.2 cm.  Lower regions have a couple small cleaves and are actually casts after another rhombohedral species.  This piece views nicely from any direction and is mounted on an acrylic base.  $195

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-186

OKM-186   Los Blancos Mine, Cartagena, Spain.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  Heavy, bladed specimen that will at first glance appear to be a calcite.  It measures  x 6 x 4.with blades of barite to 6 cm.  Translucent, white, average luster and a few rubs/ chips.  Sits nicely, displays well.  $60

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-842

OKL-842    Sphalerite and Dolomite  La Troja, San Sabashan, Spain.  A beautiful dome of gemmy crystals 3.7 x 2.7 x 1.8 cm with crystals to 1.5 cm each.  Great views from any side.  A couple really small rubs, great price... $30

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-120

OKL-120      Pyromorphite    Los Burrachos, Sierra Horena, Spain.   Ex. Bob Borofsky collection.  Fluorescent red/orange SW.  A nice plate of high luster crystals from 2 to 4 millimeters each.  The piece measures 6.5 x 5.2 x 2 cm overall.  Approximately 85 to 90 % of the display face is crystallized.  One tiny crystal missing, only visible with magnification.  Very nice example.   $295

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-121

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OKL-121      Pyromorphite and Quartz    Los Burrachos, Sierra Horena, Spain.   Ex. Bob Borofsky collection.  Fluorescent red/orange SW.  A nice plate of high luster crystals from 2 to 4 millimeters each with minor quartz on back and base.  The piece measures 5.8 x 5.6 x 1 cm overall.  Approximately 90% of the display face is crystallized and 10 to 15% of back.  No damage front or back.  Very nice example.   $220

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-122

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OKL-122    Fluorite      Mina Jaimina, Caravia, Asturias, Spain.  Ex. Bob Borofsky collection.  A very fine grouping of complex cubes to 1.8 cm on edge.  It measures 4.5 x 4 x 2.4 cm overall and only shows two small areas on contact from surounding rock.  All cubes and even small ones on back are in excellent shape.  Very clear crystals with only the slightest blue tint.  The photos do not begin to show the clarity or high luster of the specimen.  An excellent value at $65

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-123

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OKL-123    Fluorite and Calcite on Barite     Mina Jaimina, Caravia, Asturias, Spain.  Ex. Bob Borofsky collection.  A nice sized specimen measuring 10 x 7 x 3.5 cm.  Double terminated calcites and small clear fluorites all over the matrix of barite blades.  Minor chipping or contact on some edges, otherwise very good condition on both sides.  Fantastic luster, form and clarity to crystals.  Excellent in-hand!  $180

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-124

OKL-124     Fluorite      Berbes, Asturias, Spain.  Ex. Bob Borofsky collection.  A damage free piece with cubes mounded as well as scattered on a tan colored matrix.  The fluorite is a very, very light green, almost clear on this 11 x 8.7 x 4.4 cm specimen.  Excellent piece of atypical Berbes material.  $140

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-125

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OKL-125    Fluorite and Calcite on Barite     Mina Jaimina, Caravia, Asturias, Spain.  Ex. Bob Borofsky collection.  A nice sized specimen measuring 9.5 x 5.2 x 3.8 cm.  Double terminated calcites and small clear fluorites all over the matrix of barite blades.  Minor chipping or contact on some edges, otherwise very zero damage.  Fantastic luster, form and clarity to crystals.  Sits beautifully, displays nicely from all sides, great piece.  Excellent in-hand!  $200

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-126

OKL-126    Fluorite and Calcite on Barite     Mina Jaimina, Caravia, Asturias, Spain.  Ex. Bob Borofsky collection.  A nice small cabinet sized specimen measuring 8.2 x 5.5 x 2.2  cm.  Double terminated calcites and small clear fluorites all over the matrix of barite blades.  One small edge contact, zero damage.  Fantastic luster, form and clarity to crystals.  Great piece.  Excellent in-hand!  $130

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-127

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OKL-127    Fluorite on Barite     Mina Jaimina, Caravia, Asturias, Spain.  Ex. Bob Borofsky collection.  A nice miniature sized specimen measuring 5 x 4.6 x 2.6 cm.  Complex, small clear fluorites all over the matrix of barite blades.  A couple barites are chipped.  Fantastic luster, form and clarity to crystals.  Sits beautifully, displays nicely from all sides, great piece.  Well priced.    $80

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-128

OKL-128      Pyromorphite    Los Burrachos, Sierra Horena, Spain.   Ex. Bob Borofsky collection.  Fluorescent red/orange SW.  A nice plate of high luster crystals from 1 to 4 millimeters each.  The piece measures 7 x 5.4 x 2.5 cm overall.  Approximately 100% of the display face is crystallized.  One tiny crystal missing, only noticeable with magnification.  Very nice example.   $220

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-129

OKL-129      Pyromorphite    Los Burrachos, Sierra Horena, Spain.   Ex. Bob Borofsky collection.  Fluorescent red/orange SW.  A nice plate of high luster crystals from 2 to 6 millimeters each.  The piece measures 8 x 6 x 2.2 cm overall.  Approximately 95 to 100% of the display face is crystallized.  Several tiny crystal are missing so the price will reflect this minor damage.  Very attractive example.   $190

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-130

OKL-130      Pyromorphite, Quartz, Goethite    Los Burrachos, Sierra Horena, Spain.   Ex. Bob Borofsky collection.  Fluorescent red/orange SW.  A nice plate of high luster crystals from 2 to 4 millimeters each.  The piece measures 4.5 x 4.5 x 2 cm overall.  100% of the display face is crystallized.  One tiny crystal missing, only noticeable with magnification.  Backside has quartz and botryoidal goethite.  Very nice example.   $225

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-131

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OKL-1231      Pyromorphite and Quartz    Los Burrachos, Sierra Horena, Spain.   Ex. Bob Borofsky collection.  Fluorescent red/orange SW.  A nice plate of high luster crystals from 2 to 4 millimeters each.  The piece measures 5.8 x 5 x 2.4 cm overall.  Approximately 90% of the display face is crystallized.  One tiny Damage free.  Backside of piece is mostly crystallized quartz.  Very nice example.   $200

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-204

OKK-204    Aragonite    Minglanilla, Cuenca, Castile- La Mancha, Spain.  Ex Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A nice grouping of translucent crystals, mostly double terminated measuring 5.5 x 4.5 x 3 cm.  Only a couple small scuffs, very nice piece.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-202

OKK-202    Aragonite    Minglanilla, Cuenca, Castile- La Mancha, Spain.  Ex Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A nice grouping of translucent crystals, mostly double terminated measuring 5.8 x 4.2 x 3.1 cm.  Only a couple tiny crystals missing...very clean overall.  Not scuffed up like so many of these are usually are.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-148

OKK-148    Pyromorphite    Los Burrachos, Sierra Horena, Spain5 x 3.4 x 1.4 cm plate of well formed medium green crystals.   The entire surface is well coated with only one tiny area having a couple of missing crystals.  Contacts are all isolated to the edges as would be expected.  Quartz crystals coat the back.  Very nice and uncommon material.  $60

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-149

OKK-149    Pyromorphite    Los Burrachos, Sierra Horena, Spain.  This great example is a undulating, very three dimensional piece of matrix entirely coated by pro crystals.   It is a floater, very unusual, with only a couple missing crystal (found if viewed with magnification) on the entire specimen.  Very nice and uncommon material in an exceptional example.  $175

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-146

OKK-146    Pyromorphite    Los Burrachos, Sierra Horena, Spain.  7 x 4.2 x 2.2 cm plate of well formed medium green crystals.   The entire surface is well coated and there is no damage to them.  Contacts are all isolated to the edges as would be expected.  Very nice and uncommon material.  $125

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-528

OKJ-528     Pyrite      Ambas Aguas, Spain.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A big crystal that barely fits in a perky box.  It measures 2.8 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm on edges and is a single floater crystal of good luster and no damage.  One small contact mark from another cube.  Outstanding form and very interesting surface characteristics.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-578

OKJ-578     Dolomite     Teruel, Aragon, Spain.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Often called teruelite these crystals are very sharply formed, dark in color floaters to 1.2 cm each.  They have nice luster and there are four of them in the perky box.  No damage.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-959

OKH-959    Fluorite and Pyrite     Villabona, Asturias, Spain.  Ex Paul and Dawne Dunning Collection.  Probably the most common of European fluorite in an uncommonly high quality specimen.  The piece measures 13.2 x 9.6 x 4.8 cm overall with cubes to 1.4 cm.  Several small blemishes but nothing major or distracting.  Very gemmy crystals with small pyrites sprinkled about quite evenly on their surfaces.  Minor quartz shows along edges.  Very aesthetic! Priced to move.  $250

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-612

OKH-612    Fluorite    Berbes, Asturias, Spain.  Paul and Dawne Dunning Collection.  A gemmy, light purple example measuring 4 x 3 x 2.1 cm.  Highly modified in form, it makes a nice example from the locality.  There is a small ding on the largest cube so this specimen will go for $20

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-587

OKH-587    Fluorite and Barite   Asturias, Spain.  Ex.  Paul and Dawne Dunning Collection.   This is a wonderful display piece measuring 6 x 4.7 x 4 cm and composed of cubes to 1.5 cm on edge.  The barites are in individual blades and balls.  Both species are a very good luster and translucence.  There are also secondary growth fluorites on the barites in a couple of spots.  Displays well from any angle.  This is a very high quality piece however it is more common material on today’s market.  This is reflected in its price… $95

 

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