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.  

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-422

OKP-422     Fluorite and Barite       Mina Jaimina, Caravia, Asturias, Spain.  Ex. Bob Borofsky.  This fine miniature measures 5.4 x 4x 3.5 cm.  A large, complex fluorite makes up the body of the specimen and on this are barite blades and smaller fluorite crystals mixed in with them.  The piece is a floater with no damage.  There are a couple healed barites and a healed area on the base of the fluorite.  Need some simple soap and water cleaning to improve its aesthetics.  The crystals of fluorite show well developed tetrahexahedral modifications on cubes.  Moderate luster.  A great Spanish piece in all regards.  $300

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-423     Pyrite and Calcite on Fluorite       Mina Jaimina, Caravia, Asturias, Spain.  Ex. Bob Borofsky.  This fine miniature measures 5.5 x 4.5 x 3.6 cm.  A large, complex fluorite makes up the body of the specimen and on this are pale calcites and smaller fluorite crystals mixed in with them.  The piece is a floater but does have a base contact and a couple of visible chips as seen.  It sits nicely on the contact area displaying very nicely.  The crystals of fluorite show very minor tetrahexahedral modifications on cubes.  The pyrite is bright and the luster n the fluorite is exceptional.  $320

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-424

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OKP-424     Barite       Mina Jaimina, Caravia, Asturias, Spain.  Ex. Bob Borofsky.  This fine miniature measures 6 x 4.4 x 4.3 cm.  The cluster of bright barites is fully formed on all sides and back with only a small base contact on which it sits.  Exceptional condition with no damage, even on back.  Light blue color and good translucence tot he crystals.  $225

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-425

OKP-425     Fluorite and Barite       Mina Jaimina, Caravia, Asturias, Spain.  Ex. Bob Borofsky.  This fine cabinet specimen measures 9.5 x 7.7 x 4.4 cm with the largest crystal measuring 5.4 cm on edge.  A large, complex fluorite makes up the body of the specimen and on this are barite blades and smaller fluorite crystals mixed in with them.  The fluorite has white/clear cores and light blue (not purple as my camera has captured it) phantoms.  It is in excellent condition with only minor chipping on a couple of barites.  The fluorite shows a tiny internal crack (seen in the second image).  The crystals of fluorite show well developed tetrahexahedral modifications on cubes.  Moderate luster.  A great Spanish piece in all regards.  $375

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-426

OKP-426       Fluorite       Emilio Mine, Asturias, Spain.  Ex. Bob Borofsky.  This fine cabinet specimen measures 9 x 6.9 x 4 cm with the largest crystal measuring 1.1 cm on edge.  What makes this specimen special is the color.  Unlike other localities where purple is a common color it is the rare color at the Emilio Mine.  The crystals are in very good conditions as seen but one patch on lower part of piece has missing ones.  The crystals of fluorite show what appear to be well developed hexoctahedral modifications on cubes.  Moderate luster due to frosted surfaces.  Excellent transparency. Back of piece is also completely crystallized.  Not photographed but those crystals are white cubes modified by octahedrons.  They are duller and not the major interest in this specimen.  $250

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-427

OKP-427     Aragonite      Monlina de Aragon, Guadalajara, Spain.  Ex. Steve Chamberlain collection.  Circ. 1976.  This miniature measures 4.3.9 x 3.4 x 2.2 cm.  It is a complete floater with a couple healed areas having smaller attached crystals.  No damage, nice transparency, and a light purple color.  $25

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-429

OKP-429      Fluorite and Barite         La Collada, Asturias, Spain.  Ex. Bob Borofsky.  This large fluorite specimen measures 12.7 x 8 x 8 cm and has crystals to 3.3 cm on edge.  The piece is flat on the base and also flat on the back with the back being crystallized by much smaller crystals than the display faces.  The crystals are clear with blue phantoms.  Some of the phantom boundaries are also lightly coated by pyrite crystals (as inclusions).  The barites are chisel shaped, clear and very sharply formed.  The only breakage to the barites in directly at the edge with the base.  The fluorites show a couple chips but are in excellent condition overall.  They are also showing minor modifications on edges.  Sits and displays beautifully.  $450

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-464

OKO-464      Teruelite      Barralcodel, Salobral, Tererel, Spain.  Ex. Harold Dibble collection.  This 3.2 x 2.5 x 2.2 cm matrix pice has many fine crystals well exposed along its surface.  Some are broken but the vast majority are in damage-free condition and show sharp morphologies.  Mounted in a perky box.    $150

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-522

OKO-522     Ferberite     Aquilas, Sierre Almagrera, Northern Spain.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  This is a Type Locality specimen.  The piece measures 4.1 x 3.6 x 2.5 cm overall.  Good metallic crystals on top of piece.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-216

OKM-216     Dolomite      Eugui, Navarra, Spain.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  There should be no argument that these are the finest dolomite crystals to be found anywhere in the world.  This group of twinned crystals measures 4.7 x 3.6 x 2.2 cm.  There is very minor damage to largest crystal, as seen, but it is not distracting, or for that matter noticeable (unless in high magnification like these images).  The piece displays nicely and is an outstanding miniature.  $175

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

FIGURED SPECIMEN

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

 

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