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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 = 1.7” × 0.8” × 1.0”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 1.8 cm = 1.0” × 0.7”




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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 = 1.1” × 0.8” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 2 × 2 cm = 0.8” × 0.8”

Former collection of Bob Noble




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 = 2.1” × 1.1” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 3.1 × 2.3 cm = 1.2” × 0.9”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez




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Baryte
 

NZ86AK8: Very aerial group of thin tabular crystals of Baryte, very sharp, translucent, lustrous, and deep blue with geometric zoning. The specimen, a Portman classic of excellent quality, comes from the collection of Miguel David Martínez (No. 332) 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: 6.7 × 4.3 × 3.9 cm = 2.6” × 1.7” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 3.5 × 2.6 cm = 1.4” × 1.0”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez




Baryte. Baryte.
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Galena with Siderite and Calcite
Galena with Siderite and Calcite. 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 = 4.2” × 2.0” × 2.2”

Main crystal size: 2 × 2 cm = 0.8” × 0.8”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez




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MOROCCO

Calcite (variety kanonenspat) with Epidote and Quartz
 

MM6AK8: Specimen similar to those reported as a novelty from the 2019 Sainte Marie-aux-Mines show but exhibiting distinctive characteristics, apparently due to having been found at greater depth than the previous finds. Calcite crystals, one of them clearly dominant, have a sharp pseudohexagonal contour and are completely covered by a second generation of small scalenohedral crystals, together with Quartz, in small crystals, along with Epidote, much more individual and of higher quality. We analyzed this type of specimen due to its genetic complexity and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Jebel Masker, Imilchil area, Tounfit, Khénifra Province, Beni Mellal-Khenifra Region  Morocco (08/2019)

Specimen size: 7.4 × 6.5 × 4.9 cm = 2.9” × 2.6” × 1.9”

Main crystal size: 7 × 3 cm = 2.8” × 1.2”

Fluorescent long & short UV




Calcite (variety kanonenspat) with Epidote and Quartz. Front
Front
Calcite (variety kanonenspat) with Epidote and Quartz. Rear
Rear
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AFRICA (excl. Morocco)

Malachite with Adamite (variety cuprian)
Malachite with Adamite (variety cuprian). Malachite with Adamite (variety cuprian).
 

TK11AK8: Spherical aggregates of Malachite that have grown on a surface of sharp crystals of Adamite (copper-bearing variety) on matrix, with small Quartz crystals.
We will send the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains a label stating that the specimen was previously in the Sullivan collection.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 3 × 2.3 × 1.2 cm = 1.2” × 0.9” × 0.5”

Former collection of Bob Noble




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Smithsonite with Calcite
 

TD14AK8: Aggregate of crystals formed by very short prisms with rhombohedral terminations, translucent, very lustrous and of a uniform green color, on matrix.
We will send the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains a label stating that the specimen was previously in the Sullivan collection, with the annotation "Tucson 1997"
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 3.6 × 2.3 × 1.8 cm = 1.4” × 0.9” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 0.2 × 0.2 cm = 0.1” × 0.1”

Former collection of Bob Noble




Smithsonite with Calcite. Smithsonite with Calcite.
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BRAZIL

Hematite
Hematite. Hematite.
 

TN66AK8: Aggregate of extraordinarily profiled thin tabular crystals with marked parallel growths.
We will send the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains a label stating that the piece was previously in the Sullivan collection, with the annotation "Tucson 1997"
Pomba Pit, Serra das Éguas, Brumado, Bahia, Northeast Region  Brazil

Specimen size: 3.1 × 2.7 × 0.2 cm = 1.2” × 1.1” × 0.1”

Main crystal size: 2.7 × 2.4 cm = 1.1” × 0.9”

Former collection of Bob Noble




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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 = 2.6” × 0.3” × 0.2”




Elbaite with twinned Hydroxylherderite. Front
Front
Elbaite with twinned Hydroxylherderite. Light behind
Light behind
Elbaite with twinned Hydroxylherderite.
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SOUTH AMERICA (excl. Brazil)

Gold
Gold. Front
Front
Gold. Rear
Rear
 

MF94AK8: Group of elongated rhombododecahedral crystals, one of them clearly dominant, with unusually sharp crystalline forms. The morphology of the specimen is excellent.
Uriman, Bolívar State  Venezuela (2019)

Specimen size: 1.3 × 0.5 × 0.5 cm = 0.5” × 0.2” × 0.2”

Weight: 2.1 grams



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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 = 0.6” × 0.4” × 0.5”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.1 cm = 0.2” × 0.0”

Weight: 5.8 grams



Gold with Quartz. Front
Front
Gold with Quartz. Rear
Rear
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CHINA

Fluorite with Calcite, Pyrite and Quartz
Fluorite with Calcite, Pyrite and Quartz. Front
Front
Fluorite with Calcite, Pyrite and Quartz. Side
Side
Fluorite with Calcite, Pyrite and Quartz.
 

EA89AK8: Fluorite as a cubo-octahedral crystal with the cube faces being smooth and the octahedron faces having polycrystalline growths. Transparent, lustrous, with inclusions, and intense lilac color, deeper on the cube faces. The crystal is implanted on a matrix with white scalenohedral Calcite crystals, small Quartz crystals, Dolomite rhombohedra, and cubic Pyrite crystals.
Shangbao Mine, Leiyang, Hengyang Prefecture, Hunan Province  China (2015)

Specimen size: 8.4 × 5.4 × 5.2 cm = 3.3” × 2.1” × 2.0”

Main crystal size: 3 × 2.4 cm = 1.2” × 0.9”




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ASIA (excl. China)

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 = 1.0” × 0.1” × 0.1”

Former collection of Bob Noble




Gold. Gold.
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