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Carles Curto Text: Carles Curto (formerly curator of the Geology Museum, Barcelona) & Jordi Fabre
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USA

Hemimorphite
Hemimorphite. Front
Front
Hemimorphite. Side
Side
 

MH46AM6: Hemimorphite druse, on a limonite matrix, which forms botryoidal growths of a uniform sky blue color. From a classic US locality. We will send the buyer the specimen in its original perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label, which shows that the specimen was previously in the Sullivan collection.
79 Mine, Chilito, Hayden area, Banner District, Dripping Spring Mountains, Gila County, Arizona  USA

Specimen size: 2.4 × 1.6 × 1.6 cm = 0.94” × 0.63” × 0.63”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Epidote with Quartz
 

MF14AM6: Group of Epidote crystals with very well defined faces and edges, some of them doubly terminated, translucent, with bright luster and a very deep green color. On matrix, with water-clear Quartz crystals. The specimen comes from one of the great classical localities for the species. We will send the buyer the specimen in its original perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label, which shows that the specimen was previously in the Frank Melanson collection.
Green Monster Mountain, Prince of Wales Island, Ketchikan District, Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Borough, Alaska  USA

Specimen size: 2.7 × 2.5 × 1.7 cm = 1.06” × 0.98” × 0.67”

Main crystal size: 2 × 0.8 cm = 0.79” × 0.31”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Epidote with Quartz. Epidote with Quartz.
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Azurite
Azurite. Azurite.
 

MB27AM6: Flattened Azurite crystal with very marked polycrystalline growths on the faces, lustrous, with a bright color and with small coatings of Malachite. From a rarely seen locality. We will send the buyer the specimen in its original perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Emma Mine, Hanover-Fierro District, Grant County, New Mexico  USA

Specimen size: 3 × 2.3 × 2.4 cm = 1.18” × 0.91” × 0.94”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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MEXICO

Fluorapatite
 

MC86AM6: Fluorapatite crystal with very well defined faces and edges, with an unusual transparency and luster and a very vivid and uniform lemon-yellow color. A Mexican classic. We will send the buyer the specimen in its original perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Cerro de Mercado Mine, Cerro de los Remedios, Victoria de Durango, Municipio Durango, Durango  Mexico

Specimen size: 2.1 × 0.7 × 0.8 cm = 0.83” × 0.28” × 0.31”

Minor fluorescence short UV

Former collection of Bob Noble



Fluorapatite. Fluorapatite.
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CANADA

Calcite - melt - inclusion in Fluorapatite and with Fluorapatite
Calcite - melt - inclusion in Fluorapatite and with Fluorapatite. Calcite - melt - inclusion in Fluorapatite and with Fluorapatite.
 

MJ12AM6: Spheroidal Calcite growths, translucent and of an intense red color, on matrix of a Fluorapatite crystal fragment. We will send the buyer the specimen in its original perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label stating that the specimen was previously in the Frank Melanson collection.
Yates Mine, Otter Lake, Pontiac RCM, Outaouais, Québec  Canada

Specimen size: 2.7 × 2.7 × 2.4 cm = 1.06” × 1.06” × 0.94”

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 1.2 cm = 0.51” × 0.47”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Catapleiite with Aegirine inclusions and Siderite
 

MG47AM6: Very sharp Catapleiite crystal, transparent, lustrous, colorless, with inclusions of Aegirine crystals, on matrix, with rhombohedral Siderite crystals. The specimen is from the most classic locality for the species. We will send the buyer the specimen in its 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: 2.2 × 1.5 × 1.2 cm = 0.87” × 0.59” × 0.47”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 1 cm = 0.71” × 0.39”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Catapleiite with Aegirine inclusions and Siderite. Catapleiite with Aegirine inclusions and Siderite.
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SPAIN

Calcite with Fluorite and Dolomite
Calcite with Fluorite and Dolomite.
 

TF6AM6: Complex Calcite crystal, very rich in crystal forms, translucent, lustrous, on matrix, with yellow Fluorite crystals and small white Dolomite rhombohedra.
Moscona Mine, El Llano, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Comarca Avilés, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain

Specimen size: 9.5 × 7.1 × 2.9 cm = 3.74” × 2.80” × 1.14”

Main crystal size: 4.8 × 2.8 cm = 1.89” × 1.10”




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SPANISH FLUORITE

Fluorite with Calcite

Recorded under LED light
Fluorite with Calcite
 

TG99AM6: Druse of Fluorite crystals between translucent and transparent, shiny, with a pale green color with some small areas of a very intense green color. With coatings of small Calcite crystals, complex and very well defined, with the dominant forms of a scalenohedron. This specimen is of high quality and comes from the Jaume Vilalta collection (number 0176), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Matagalls Mine (Sant Marçal Mines), Sant Marçal, Viladrau, Comarca Osona, Girona / Gerona, Catalonia  Spain (1997)

Specimen size: 9.7 × 9.4 × 6.8 cm = 3.82” × 3.70” × 2.68”

Main crystal size: 2.4 × 2.4 cm = 0.94” × 0.94”

Fluorescent long & short UV



Fluorite with Calcite. Fluorite with Calcite.
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Fluorite (octahedral)
Fluorite (octahedral).
 

NH56AM6: Group of very sharp octahedral Fluorite crystals, more isolated than usual in specimens from the locality, translucent, with an intense green color, on a granite matrix. A Spanish classic, from a locality currently closed and from which quality specimens are only obtainable from old collections.
Berta Quarry, Can Domènech Hill, Roques Blanques Mountains, Sant Cugat del Vallès-El Papiol, Comarca Vallès Occidental / Baix Llobregat, Barcelona, Catalonia  Spain

Specimen size: 13.8 × 6.5 × 7.4 cm = 5.43” × 2.56” × 2.91”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.9 cm = 0.35” × 0.35”

Fluorescent long & short UV



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EUROPE (excl. Spain, Portugal and France)

Calcite with inclusions
 

MK12AM6: Group of Calcite crystals, one of them clearly dominant, with polycrystalline growths and strong curvatures on faces and edges, with a “saddle” habit, and with gray fibrous inclusions, probably of Boulangerite.
Herja Mine, Chiuzbaia, Baia Sprie, Maramures  Romania

Specimen size: 2.5 × 2.3 × 1.8 cm = 0.98” × 0.91” × 0.71”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Calcite with inclusions. Calcite with inclusions.
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Calcite with Dolomite
Calcite with Dolomite. Calcite with Dolomite.
 

TC46AM6: Isolated spheroidal growth of Calcite, with good luster and a snow-white color, on a matrix covered by rhombohedral Dolomite crystals with inclusions of oxides. Very aesthetic.
Boldut Mine, Cavnic mining area, Cavnic, Maramures  Romania

Specimen size: 7.7 × 5 × 3.7 cm = 3.03” × 1.97” × 1.46”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 2 cm = 0.87” × 0.79”




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Pyrite after Pyrrhotite with Pyrite, Rhodochrosite, Sphalerite and Quartz

Recorded under LED light
 

EB69AM6: Druse of very sharp parallel Pyrite growths, pseudomorphs after Pyrrhotite, on matrix, with Rhodochrosite, twinned crystals of Sphalerite, Quartz and small crystals of a second generation of Pyrite with a bright and vivid color.
Stan Trg (Stari Trg) Mine, Trepča Complex, Trepča Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovska Mitrovica District  Kosovo (2018)

Specimen size: 17.1 × 13.6 × 8.7 cm = 6.73” × 5.35” × 3.43”




Pyrite after Pyrrhotite with Pyrite, Rhodochrosite, Sphalerite and Quartz. Pyrite after Pyrrhotite with Pyrite, Rhodochrosite, Sphalerite and Quartz.
Pyrite after Pyrrhotite with Pyrite, Rhodochrosite, Sphalerite and Quartz. Pyrite after Pyrrhotite with Pyrite, Rhodochrosite, Sphalerite and Quartz.
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Sphalerite with Quartz
Sphalerite with Quartz. Front
Front
Sphalerite with Quartz. Side
Side
Sphalerite with Quartz. Sphalerite with Quartz.

Recorded under LED light
 

EF36AM6: Very sharp crystals of Sphalerite (variety marmatite), with the dominant forms of a tetrahedron beveled by minor crystal forms, extraordinarily lustrous, on matrix, with water-clear Quartz crystals. A very aesthetic specimen, from a classic locality.
Madan mining area, Rhodope Mountains, Smolyan Oblast  Bulgaria

Specimen size: 20.8 × 15.2 × 4.4 cm = 8.19” × 5.98” × 1.73”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.6 cm = 0.79” × 0.63”




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FSU

Cuprite and Copper after Cuprite
 

MD66AM6: Very sharp octahedral Cuprite crystals, translucent, with good luster and a deep red color, with some of the crystals totally or partially covered by small crystallizations of Copper. We will send the buyer the specimen in its original perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Rubtsovskoe Mine, Rubtsovsky District, Altai Krai  Russia

Specimen size: 3.3 × 1.8 × 1.8 cm = 1.30” × 0.71” × 0.71”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.7 cm = 0.31” × 0.28”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Cuprite and Copper after Cuprite. Front
Front
Cuprite and Copper after Cuprite. Side
Side
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Cuprite
Cuprite. Front
Front
Cuprite. Top
Top
 

ME86AM6: Floater group of octahedral Cuprite crystals, one of them clearly dominant, beveled by the faces of the rhombic dodecahedron. Translucent, lustrous and deep red in color. We will send the buyer the specimen in its original perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Rubtsovskoe Mine, Rubtsovsky District, Altai Krai  Russia

Specimen size: 2.6 × 1.7 × 2 cm = 1.02” × 0.67” × 0.79”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 1.6 cm = 0.87” × 0.63”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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MOROCCO

Marcasite (Sperkise twinn) with Pyrite

Recorded under LED light
 

EG87AM6: Large very aerial aggregate of extraordinarily sharp Marcasite crystals, with the classic twin known as “sperkise” or “en miter”, very lustrous, with small Pyrite crystals.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (2020)

Specimen size: 20.1 × 12.7 × 9.9 cm = 7.91” × 5.00” × 3.90”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1 cm = 0.59” × 0.39”




Marcasite (Sperkise twinn) with Pyrite. Marcasite (Sperkise twinn) with Pyrite.
Marcasite (Sperkise twinn) with Pyrite.
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Vanadinite with Baryte
Vanadinite with Baryte. Vanadinite with Baryte.
 

AA27AM6: Thick tabular Vanadinite crystals, translucent, with a bright luster and an orange-red color and a matrix with the white lamellar Baryte crystals typical of the ACF mine. A Moroccan classic from 1995.
ACF Mine, Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (08/1995)

Specimen size: 6.7 × 6.4 × 4.3 cm = 2.64” × 2.52” × 1.69”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.4 cm = 0.24” × 0.16”




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AFRICA (excl. Morocco)

Zoisite (variety tanzanite)
 

MA27AM6: Crystal of Zoisite (tanzanite variety) very sharp, with sharp crystal forms, perfect terminations (with a contact in one of them), transparent, with good luster and different shades of color between intense lavender blue and violet. We will send the buyer the specimen in its original perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region  Tanzania

Specimen size: 2 × 1.4 × 0.6 cm = 0.79” × 0.55” × 0.24”

Former collection of Bob Noble

Weight: 3.3 grams



Zoisite (variety tanzanite). Zoisite (variety tanzanite).
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Hausmannite with Bementite
Hausmannite with Bementite. Hausmannite with Bementite.
 

ML14AM6: Octahedral Hausmannite crystal with very sharp and shiny polycrystalline growths, on a matrix of Bementite crystals. We will send the buyer the specimen in its original perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
N'Chwaning II Mine, N'Chwaning mining area, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field (KMF), Northern Cape Province  South Africa

Specimen size: 2.1 × 1.3 × 1.7 cm = 0.83” × 0.51” × 0.67”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 1.3 cm = 0.67” × 0.51”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Mimetite with Smithsonite
 

EA97AM6: Elongated dipyramidal crystals of Mimetite, some of them doubly terminated, transparent, very lustrous, with an intense lemon-yellow color, on matrix, with rhombohedral Smithsonite crystals. The Smithsonite has been analyzed, we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 11.1 × 8.2 × 6.7 cm = 4.37” × 3.23” × 2.64”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 0.2 cm = 0.55” × 0.08”

Former collection of Pedro Hernández

Minor fluorescence long & short UV



Mimetite with Smithsonite. Mimetite with Smithsonite.
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BRAZIL

Chrisoberyl
Chrisoberyl. Chrisoberyl.
 

MM86AM6: Group of Chrysoberyl crystals, one of them clearly dominant, with the complete cyclic twins known as “sixlings”. Transparent, lustrous, and deep yellow in color. We will send the buyer the specimen in its original perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Itaguaçu, Espirito Santo, Sudeste Region  Brazil

Specimen size: 1.4 × 1.3 × 1 cm = 0.55” × 0.51” × 0.39”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.7 cm = 0.39” × 0.28”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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'Xenotime'
 

MF76AM6: Parallel group of very sharp Xenotime crystals, one of them doubly terminated, with excellent terminations, good luster and the intense color characteristic of the best Brazilian specimens. Based on the locality we suppose that it must be Xenotime-(Y). We will send the buyer the specimen in its original perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Northeast Region  Brazil

Specimen size: 2.1 × 0.7 × 0.7 cm = 0.83” × 0.28” × 0.28”

Main crystal size: 2.1 × 0.4 cm = 0.83” × 0.16”

Former collection of Bob Noble



'Xenotime'. 'Xenotime'.
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Magnesite with Uvite
Magnesite with Uvite. Front
Front
Magnesite with Uvite. Side
Side
 

MG14AM6: Elongated rhombohedral crystal of Magnesite, very sharp, transparent, very lustrous, colorless and with a small complete lenticular crystal, translucent and lustrous, of green Uvite series tourmaline. We will send the buyer the specimen in its original perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Brumado, Bahia, Northeast Region  Brazil

Specimen size: 2.6 × 1.8 × 1.7 cm = 1.02” × 0.71” × 0.67”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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SOUTH AMERICA (excl. Brazil)

Metastibnite
 

MP26AM6: Very dark gray spheroidal and columnar growths of Metastibnite, a rare dimorph of Stibnite, with subsequent coatings of antimony oxides.
San José Mine, Oruro City, Cercado Province, Oruro Department  Bolivia

Specimen size: 2.7 × 2.1 × 2.6 cm = 1.06” × 0.83” × 1.02”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Metastibnite. Metastibnite.
Metastibnite.
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Gold
Gold. Gold.
Gold.

Recorded under LED light
 

ET26AM6: Dentate leafy growths (“herringbone”) of very brilliant gold crystals on a rock matrix. The specimen comes from a mining district in Colombia which is very little known so far and has a very high quality level for the locality.
Los Delirios claim, Delirios I cut, Municipio Vetas, Soto Province, Santander Department  Colombia (15/08/2020)

Specimen size: 6.3 × 4.4 × 2.8 cm = 2.48” × 1.73” × 1.10”




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CHINA

Fluorite

Recorded under LED light
 

EG69AM6: Druse of very transparent and shiny cubic Fluorite crystals with a uniform and intense green color, with inclusions oriented in growth phantoms.
Xianghuapu Mine, Xianghualing Sn-polymetallic ore field, Linwu, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province  China (2018)

Specimen size: 9.4 × 6.9 × 4.8 cm = 3.70” × 2.72” × 1.89”

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

Fluorescent long & short UV



Fluorite. Fluorite.
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ASIA (excl. China)

Sulvanite
Sulvanite. Sulvanite.
 

MM13AM6: Crystalline aggregate of Sulvanite, a very rare copper and vanadium sulfide, lustrous, metallic gray with bronze reflections and partially covered by an unidentified green species, probably Vésigniéite. This specimen, from the type locality for the species, is from the Robert J. Noble collection and will be shipped to the buyer in its original perky collection box, which also contains the label.
Edelweiss Mine, Burra, Mount Lofty Ranges, South Australia  Australia

Specimen size: 2.8 × 1.8 × 1 cm = 1.10” × 0.71” × 0.39”

Type locality

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Copper
 

MJ13AM6: Dendritic growth, very aerial, of flattened Copper crystals. The specimen is from a classic Australian locality and will be shipped to the buyer in its original perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Kapunda Mine, Kapunda, North Mount Lofty Ranges, South Australia  Australia

Specimen size: 2.9 × 2 × 0.4 cm = 1.14” × 0.79” × 0.16”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Copper. Copper.
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Azurite with Malachite after Azurite
Azurite with Malachite after Azurite. Azurite with Malachite after Azurite.
 

MK14AM6: Floater rosette growth of very sharp tabular Azurite crystals with some areas partially pseudomorphed by Malachite. This specimen is from a classic Australian locality and will be shipped in its original perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Sir Dominick Mine, Yudnamutana District, Arkaroola Region, South Australia  Australia

Specimen size: 2.4 × 1.6 × 1.5 cm = 0.94” × 0.63” × 0.59”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.5 cm = 0.24” × 0.20”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Beryl (variety aquamarine)
 

MQ46AM6: Beryl crystal (aquamarine variety) with very well defined faces and edges and perfect terminations, extraordinarily transparent and lustrous, with a pale sky-blue color. Its interior houses a curious cross-shaped crystalline inclusion for which we cannot determine the mineral species. We will send the buyer the specimen in its original perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Chumar Bakhoor, Hunza Valley, Nagar District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas)  Pakistan

Specimen size: 2.1 × 0.5 × 0.3 cm = 0.83” × 0.20” × 0.12”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Beryl (variety aquamarine). Beryl (variety aquamarine).
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Zircon
Zircon. Zircon.
 

MV96AM6: Group of Zircon crystals on matrix, with a distinct dipyramidal habit, with a short prism, translucent, with good luster and a very intense color. We will send the buyer the specimen in its original perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Raikot, Chilas, Diamar District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas)  Pakistan

Specimen size: 2.2 × 1.8 × 1.5 cm = 0.87” × 0.71” × 0.59”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.5 cm = 0.28” × 0.20”

Minor fluorescence short UV

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Scolecite
 

HA37AM6: Centered groups of fine prismatic Scolecite crystals, with visible terminal faces, translucent, with a silky luster and a snow-white color. Very elegant.
Pune District (Poonah District), Maharashtra  India

Specimen size: 11.4 × 9.8 × 10.2 cm = 4.49” × 3.86” × 4.02”

Main crystal size: 11 × 0.9 cm = 4.33” × 0.35”




Scolecite. Front
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