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-647

OKP-647     Pyrite      Ambassaguas, Logrono, Spain.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  This is an unusually shaped floater crystal of pyrite that measures 1.6 x 1.2 x .8 cm.  It is damage-free, has nice luster, and mounted in a perky box.  $20

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-823

OKP-823     Fluorite     Moscona Mine, Solis, Correra, Asturias, Spain.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This piece shows yellow cubes with mild phantoming to 1.1 cm on edge.  The piece measures 10.7 x 7.7 x 3.9 cm.  There are numerous corner cleaves as seen.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-813

OKP-813    Gypsum    Montalban, Teruel, Aragon, Spain.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  This nice floater measures 6.7 x 3.7 x 1.6 cm.  It is attractive and intricate from any view.  VERY minor fold to back edge in a small area.  Excellent condition.  Clarity is water-like showing off what appear to be hydrocarbon (black) inclusions.  $45

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-711

OKP-711       Sphalerite     Cantabria, Spain.  This thick, polished section has gem areas for faceting but is also attractive as a specimen.  Stabbed side is nicely polished and other side show crystallization.  It is not damaged on crystallized side and show a distinct twin plain.  It is certainly a desirable piece of this popular, yet uncommon, material.  $320

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-675

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OKP-675    Barite     Victoria Mine, Cabezo de San Gines, El Estrecho de San Gines, Sierra Minera de Cartagena- La Union, Cartagena, Murcia, Spain.  These barites are diamond shaped tabs of a medium blue color that have interesting multiple phantoms within them.  The crystals exhibit nice transparence to translucence in large examples, very high lusters for barite, and form aesthetic plates and clusters.  Most are crystallized on their bases (so are floaters) but poorly so.  Occasionally they have tiny brown areas that appear to be altered sulfides.  This attractive plate of crystals measures 7.4 x 4.8 x 3 cm.  The back edge has two broken crystals that do not show in most normal views.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-676

OKP-676    Barite     Victoria Mine, Cabezo de San Gines, El Estrecho de San Gines, Sierra Minera de Cartagena- La Union, Cartagena, Murcia, Spain.  These barites are diamond shaped tabs of a medium blue color that have interesting multiple phantoms within them.  The crystals exhibit nice transparence to translucence in large examples, very high lusters for barite, and form aesthetic plates and clusters.  Most are crystallized on their bases (so are floaters) but poorly so.  Occasionally they have tiny brown areas that appear to be altered sulfides.  This attractive plate of crystals measures 7.2 x 5 x 2.7 cm.  This piece is in wonderful condition with the only damage being one very tiny tip ding visible with magnification.  The crystals on this one are larger and of the brightest blue color available.  $100

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-677

OKP-677    Barite     Victoria Mine, Cabezo de San Gines, El Estrecho de San Gines, Sierra Minera de Cartagena- La Union, Cartagena, Murcia, Spain.  These barites are diamond shaped tabs of a medium blue color that have interesting multiple phantoms within them.  The crystals exhibit nice transparence to translucence in large examples, very high lusters for barite, and form aesthetic plates and clusters.  Most are crystallized on their bases (so are floaters) but poorly so.  Occasionally they have tiny brown areas that appear to be altered sulfides.  This attractive plate of crystals measures 5.9 x 4 x 2 cm.  This piece is in good condition with the only damage being one small tip ding and typical (actually not typical for these specimens) edge contact damage.    $40

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-678

OKP-678    Barite     Victoria Mine, Cabezo de San Gines, El Estrecho de San Gines, Sierra Minera de Cartagena- La Union, Cartagena, Murcia, Spain.  These barites are diamond shaped tabs of a medium blue color that have interesting multiple phantoms within them.  The crystals exhibit nice transparence to translucence in large examples, very high lusters for barite, and form aesthetic plates and clusters.  Most are crystallized on their bases (so are floaters) but poorly so.  Occasionally they have tiny brown areas that appear to be altered sulfides.  This attractive plate of crystals measures 6.2 x 4.5 x 2.8 cm.  No damage to this attractive and flashy specimen.  $55

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-679

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OKP-679     Barite     Victoria Mine, Cabezo de San Gines, El Estrecho de San Gines, Sierra Minera de Cartagena- La Union, Cartagena, Murcia, Spain.  These barites are diamond shaped tabs of a medium blue color that have interesting multiple phantoms within them.  The crystals exhibit nice transparence to translucence in large examples, very high lusters for barite, and form aesthetic plates and clusters.  Most are crystallized on their bases (so are floaters) but poorly so.  Occasionally they have tiny brown areas that appear to be altered sulfides.  This attractive plate of crystals measures 5 x 3 x 3 cm.  One can easily see that this one is different from others in that is distinctly shows two generations of crystals.  The first are exceptionally thick, large crystals and the second are very small ones, mostly perched on the termination points of the first generation crystals.  One crystal on back edge is damaged.  Minor and not noticeable in normal views.   $50

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-482

Back?

OKP-482     Pyromorphite      Los Burrachos, Sierra Horena, Spain.  Ex. Bob Borofsky.  This is a magnificent example of this uncommon material.  It has large crystals to almost a cm each on every side of the specimen.  It shows no points of contact but does have a few regions that are not crystal encrusted as can be seen.  It measures 9 x 7.4 x 4 cm overall.  I see only one crystal missing on the piece so it is in exceptional condition given the coverage.  That spot is facing you in the first image and is at the top along the edge of the piece so it is not distracting.  The luster  is good with the ones on the side I have labeled Back?? being slightly duller.  This one could be displayed nicely several different ways.  Great quality, size of crystals, coverage, and overall aesthetics on this one.  $400

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-481

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OKP-481      Fluorite with Barite      La Collada, Asturias, Spain.  Ex. Bob Borofsky.  This dark purple, translucent to transparent group of fluorites is as interesting as it is attractive.  The upper surfaces look clear while the interiors are a grape purple color, as seen.  They show dodecahedral modifications that give their edges a beveled appearance and some are hoppered.  The back is also nicely crystallized but relatively unattractive compared with the front.  The barite is attractive as well.  The piece measures 6 x 5.9 x 3.5 cm and sits on edge a couple of different ways showing off the specimen well.  Not damage, just the expected edge contacts.  Classic!   $175

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-480

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OKP-479      Fluorite on Barite      Berbes, Auturias, Spain.  Ex. Bob Borofsky.  This high standing dome of crystals measures 8.8 x 7.4 x 6.5 cm and is all barite blades with scattered fluorites on their surfaces.  The base is flat so it sits nicely and can be observed from any side.  One side has some chipped barites, mostly near the base, but all the fluorites on every side are in excellent condition.  The fluorites are clear and have frosted surfaces.  They are highly modified in some cases and interesting.  There is a heavy tan deposit coating some regions, probably quartz.  $95

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-479

Back

OKP-479      Fluorite on Barite      Berbes, Auturias, Spain.  Ex. Bob Borofsky.  This specimen measures 10.5 x 8 x 4.1 cm and has nice fluorites to 1.4 cm on edge.  The fluorite sit on cream colored, partially goethite coated barite blades.  The fluorites are water clear but show light frosted surfaces with interesting little depressions that obscure internal views of the crystals.  The piece is crystallized on all sides and shows only a small area of contact on one edge.  There is no damage tot he barites or the many fluorites, large and small, that are scattered about on this piece.  This is an important European fluorite locality.  $275

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-694

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OKP-694     Pyromorphite      Los Burrachos, Sierra Horena, Spain.  This nice miniature measures 5 x 3.2 x 1.4 cm and is coated by crystals on both sides and most edges.  No damage, good color, and the crystals fluoresce.  $60

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-477

Back View

OKP-477     Fluorite with Goethite and Quartz      Villabona Mines, Asturias, Spain.  Ex. Bob Borofsky.  This 4.1 x 2.6 x 2 cm piece is composed of attractive fluorites of good transparency and luster.  The back view and bottom have crusts of botryoidal goethite.  No damage.  Good views all around.  $45

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-474

OKP-474      Fluorite and Calcite on Quartz    Emilio Mine, Caravia Mining Area, Asturias, Spain.  Ex. Bob Borofsky.  This specimen measures 12.1 x 7.5 x 4.8 cm with water clear cubes on clear quartz druse up to 1.7 cm on edge each.  It looks excellent but under magnification shows several small rubs.  Back has all the calcites which are nothing special, but the front view with the clear fluorites is spectacular.  Very high luster, excellent cubes, very nice!  $140

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-669

OKP-669    Barite     Victoria Mine, Cabezo de San Gines, El Estrecho de San Gines, Sierra Minera de Cartagena- La Union, Cartagena, Murcia, Spain.  These barites are diamond shaped tabs of a medium blue color that have interesting multiple phantoms within them.  The crystals exhibit nice transparence to translucence in large examples, very high lusters for barite, and form aesthetic plates and clusters.  Most are crystallized on their bases (so are floaters) but poorly so.  Occasionally they have tiny brown areas that appear to be altered sulfides.  This attractive plate of crystals measures 4.6 x 3.4 x 1.5 cm.  There is no damage to the specimen.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-670

OKP-670    Barite     Victoria Mine, Cabezo de San Gines, El Estrecho de San Gines, Sierra Minera de Cartagena- La Union, Cartagena, Murcia, Spain.  These barites are diamond shaped tabs of a medium blue color that have interesting multiple phantoms within them.  The crystals exhibit nice transparence to translucence in large examples, very high lusters for barite, and form aesthetic plates and clusters.  Most are crystallized on their bases (so are floaters) but poorly so.  Occasionally they have tiny brown areas that appear to be altered sulfides.  This attractive plate of crystals measures 6.4 x 5.5 x 3 cm and is composed both of unusually large and unusually small crystals.  There is no damage to the specimen.  $30

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-671

Nicely crystallized bottom

OKP-671    Barite     Victoria Mine, Cabezo de San Gines, El Estrecho de San Gines, Sierra Minera de Cartagena- La Union, Cartagena, Murcia, Spain.  These barites are diamond shaped tabs of a medium blue color that have interesting multiple phantoms within them.  The crystals exhibit nice transparence to translucence in large examples, very high lusters for barite, and form aesthetic plates and clusters.  Most are crystallized on their bases (so are floaters) but poorly so.  Occasionally they have tiny brown areas that appear to be altered sulfides.  This attractive plate of crystals measures 8.8 x 7.2 x 3.6 cm.  It is exceptionally well crystallized all around.  It is a deeper blue than most.  There is no damage to the specimen, no contact, no issues at all.  $95

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-674

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OKP-671    Barite     Victoria Mine, Cabezo de San Gines, El Estrecho de San Gines, Sierra Minera de Cartagena- La Union, Cartagena, Murcia, Spain.  These barites are diamond shaped tabs of a medium blue color that have interesting multiple phantoms within them.  The crystals exhibit nice transparence to translucence in large examples, very high lusters for barite, and form aesthetic plates and clusters.  Most are crystallized on their bases (so are floaters) but poorly so.  Occasionally they have tiny brown areas that appear to be altered sulfides.  This attractive plate of crystals measures 8 x 6.3 x 2.5 cm.  It is exceptionally well crystallized and aesthetic.  It is a much deeper blue than most and the crystals are thicker than usual, as well.  There is no damage to the specimen.  $125

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Back

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-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

Back...quartz

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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