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Anatase
Thin, long X (1.2 cm tall) with metallic luster posted on the matrix with "chlorite" and calcite. There is one calcite X attached to the anatase X
5x3.5cm
La Lauzière massif, Savoie, Rhône-Alpes. France
Specimen n.1552

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Calcite
Rhombic XX, opaque, included with sand; edge up to 1,7cm. An old classic
8x4.5cm
Fontainebleau, Seine-et-Marne, Ile-de-France. France
Specimen n.827

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Epidote
XX up to 2cm long, on a carpet of pale green bissolite
8.5x6.5cm
Saint-Veran, Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur. France
Specimen n.565

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Fluorite
White brilliant 2nd generation XX, edge up to 0.8cm, on 1st generation XX - edge max 2cm - water transparent but with a green-gray appearance since the XX stand on a dark green fluorite base
11.5x9.5cm
Fontsante mine, Var, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur. France
Specimen n.611

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Pyromorphite
Green elongated XX, up to 1.1 cm long, on a baryte matrix. It comes from a
mine known for its nice pyromorphite specimens, closed in 1981
9x7cm
Les Farges Mine, Ussel. France
Specimen n.383

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Quartz
Transparent, water clear XX of quartz, up to 5 cm. On the matrix there is a yellow coating of iron oxides that gives a nice color to the quartz XX
10.5
x6.5cm
St Jean-de-Maurienne, Maurienne valley, Savoie. France
Specimen n.960

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Quartz
Parallel XX of white quartz, with transparent tips
7x4.5cm
St Jean-de-Maurienne, Maurienne valley, Savoie. France
Specimen n.962

Quartz
1 cm long X of quartz, a short prism doubly terminated; it is brilliant, contrasting with the dark matrix
7x5cm
Mirabeau, Drome. France
Specimen n.198

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