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Carles Curto Text: Carles Curto (formerly curator of the Geology Museum, Barcelona) & Jordi Fabre
Assistance from John S. White (former Smithsonian curator) John S. White


USA

Malachite after Azurite with Copper
Malachite after Azurite with Copper. Front
Front
Malachite after Azurite with Copper. Side
Side
Malachite after Azurite with Copper.
 

EY48AK8: Malachite pseudomorphic after Azurite crystals, very sharp and aerial, with simple crystal forms with fibrous surfaces and satin sheen. Highlighted by small Copper crystals that accompany the Malachite - a rare association. An excellent American classic.
This specimen, from Doug Toland's collection, is accompanied by an old Roberts Minerals label that we will send to the buyer.


New Cornelia Mine, Ajo, Little Ajo Mountains, Ajo District, Pima County, Arizona  USA

Specimen size: 4.4 × 2.1 × 2.5 cm = 1.73” × 0.83” × 0.98”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 1.8 cm = 0.98” × 0.71”


minID: C8AXQQ



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CANADA

Analcime with Natrolite
 

TL26AK8: A trapezohedral crystal of Analcime, with small black Aegirine crystals, and partially coated with prismatic Natrolite crystals, some of them doubly terminated, with excellent terminal faces, an unusual association in Mont Saint-Hilaire.
The specimen will be sent in the original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Mont Saint-Hilaire, La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM, Montérégie, Québec  Canada

Specimen size: 2.8 × 2.1 × 1.7 cm = 1.10” × 0.83” × 0.67”

Main crystal size: 2 × 2 cm = 0.79” × 0.79”

Former collection of Bob Noble

minID: 2LDL1Y



Analcime with Natrolite. Analcime with Natrolite.
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SPAIN

Baryte
Baryte. Front
Front
Baryte. Top
Top
 

NM27AK8: Group of fine tabular Baryte crystals, very sharp, translucent, very lustrous and deep blue. The specimen, a Portman classic of excellent quality, comes from the collection of Miguel David Martínez (No. 331) whose label we will send to the buyer.
San Jorge mining group, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, Portmán, La Unión, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain (2015)

Specimen size: 5.4 × 2.8 × 2.7 cm = 2.13” × 1.10” × 1.06”

Main crystal size: 3.1 × 2.3 cm = 1.22” × 0.91”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez

minID: RYF8AL



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Galena with Siderite and Calcite
 

NE27AK8: Cubic crystals with small octahedron faces, lustrous and on matrix, on Siderite druse with white Calcite coatings. A Galena of excellent quality for the locality that comes from the collection of Miguel David Martínez (No. 501) whose label we will send to the buyer.
La Gaviota Mine, Cola de Caballo Cove, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, Portmán, La Unión, Comarca Campo de Cartagena, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain (2017)

Specimen size: 10.7 × 5.2 × 5.5 cm = 4.21” × 2.05” × 2.17”

Main crystal size: 2 × 2 cm = 0.79” × 0.79”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez

minID: HAGWLU



Galena with Siderite and Calcite. Galena with Siderite and Calcite.
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BRAZIL

Elbaite with twinned Hydroxylherderite
Elbaite with twinned Hydroxylherderite. Front
Front
Elbaite with twinned Hydroxylherderite. Light behind
Light behind
Elbaite with twinned Hydroxylherderite.
 

EG49AK8: Doubly terminated floater polychrome Elbaite crystal, transparent and lustrous, more blue in the center of the crystal and green at the ends, together with a sharp Hydroxylherderite crystal.
Virgem da Lapa, Jequitinhonha, Minas Gerais  Brazil

Specimen size: 6.5 × 0.7 × 0.6 cm = 2.56” × 0.28” × 0.24”


minID: Y1L76P



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SOUTH AMERICA (excl. Brazil)

Gold with Quartz
 

MG56AK8: Group of Gold crystals with the combination, very rare in the same crystal, of sharp and easily identifiable rhombododecahedron faces and an extraordinarily elongated and twisted “wire” growth, in Quartz matrix. The morphology of the specimen is excellent.
El Infierno Mine, Icabarú river placers, Santa Elena de Uairen, Gran Sabana, Bolívar State  Venezuela (2019)

Specimen size: 1.6 × 1.1 × 1.3 cm = 0.63” × 0.43” × 0.51”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.1 cm = 0.20” × 0.04”

Weight: 5.8 grams

minID: NDMVGX



Gold with Quartz. Front
Front
Gold with Quartz. Rear
Rear
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ASIA (excl. China)

Gold
Gold. Gold.
 

TB73AK8: Very elongated growth, with parallel growths and slight twists, of Gold crystals with defined terminal faces, from one of the great classic Australian localities.
We will send the specimen in the original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Slug Hill, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Kalgoorlie-Boulder Shire, Western Australia  Australia

Specimen size: 2.5 × 0.3 × 0.2 cm = 0.98” × 0.12” × 0.08”

Former collection of Bob Noble

Weight: 2 grams

minID: DQPHT5



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