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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


BOB NOBLE THUMBNAIL COLLECTION

Datolite
Datolite. Datolite.
 

MC13AM7: Group of Datolite crystals with sharp crystal forms, translucent, with good luster and a pale green color and bordered by a second generation of small, very transparent and lustrous white crystals of Calcite. A Mexican classic that we will send in its original Perky box from the Robert J. (Bob) Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Charcas, Municipio Charcas, San Luis Potosí  Mexico

Specimen size: 2.4 × 2.3 × 2.2 cm = 0.94” × 0.91” × 0.87”

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

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Andradite
 

ME14AM7: A complete floater crystal of Andradite with elongated dodecahedron shapes, very lustrous and with a deep black color.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. (Bob) Noble collection, which also contains the label, indicating that it was in the Melanson collection.
Vilyui River Basin, Vilyuysky, Sakha Republic (Yakutia)  Russia

Specimen size: 2.3 × 1.1 × 1 cm = 0.91” × 0.43” × 0.39”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Andradite. Front
Front
Andradite. Side
Side
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Prehnite
Prehnite. Prehnite.
 

MH14AM7: Group of Prehnite crystals, one of them clearly dominant, with better defined faces and edges than usual for the species, on matrix, transparent, with good luster and an intense green color.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. (Bob) Noble collection, which also contains the label, which indicates that it was in the Melanson collection.
Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg area, Erongo Region  Namibia

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

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 1.4 cm = 0.67” × 0.55”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Quartz (variety smoky)
 

MW13AM7: Parallel floater growth of two smoky Quartz crystals, transparent, with great luster and a very deep smoky color which is distributed in zones of variable intensity.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. (Bob) Noble collection, which also contains the label, indicating that it was in the Melanson collection.
Linópolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Governador Valadares, Vale do Rio Doce, Minas Gerais  Brazil

Specimen size: 2.4 × 2.2 × 1.9 cm = 0.94” × 0.87” × 0.75”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Quartz (variety smoky). Quartz (variety smoky).
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Columbite-(Fe)
Columbite-(Fe). Columbite-(Fe).
 

MJ96AM7: Very sharp crystal of Columbite-(Fe) with excellent crystal forms, partially doubly terminated, lustrous.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. (Bob) Noble collection, which also contains the label. It also contains the label, which indicates that it was in the Melanson collection.
Golconda pegmatite, Governador Valadares, Vale do Rio Doce, Minas Gerais  Brazil

Specimen size: 2.8 × 1.3 × 0.8 cm = 1.10” × 0.51” × 0.31”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Valentinite
 

ML27AM7: Group of Valentinite crystals, one of them clearly dominant and large (for the species), very sharp, doubly terminated, and colored grey by micro-inclusions of Galena and other sulphides.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. (Bob) Noble collection, which also contains the label.
San José Mine, Oruro City, Cercado Province, Oruro Department  Bolivia

Specimen size: 3 × 1.8 × 1.7 cm = 1.18” × 0.71” × 0.67”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 0.8 cm = 0.87” × 0.31”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Valentinite. Front
Front
Valentinite. Side
Side
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Hübnerite with Quartz
Hübnerite with Quartz. Hübnerite with Quartz.
 

MX6AM7: Parallel growth of two very sharp and doubly terminated Hübnerite crystals, translucent, lustrous, with a very deep red color (under intense light), with small water-clear Quartz crystals.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. (Bob) Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Mundo Nuevo mining area, Mundo Nuevo, Huamachuco, Sánchez Carrión Province, La Libertad Department  Peru

Specimen size: 2.4 × 1.4 × 1 cm = 0.94” × 0.55” × 0.39”

Main crystal size: 2.4 × 1.4 × 0.3 cm = 0.94” × 0.55” × 0.12”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Fluorapatite with Muscovite
 

MY16AM7: Two isolated crystals of Fluorapatite with sharp crystal forms, translucent, lustrous, colorless and implanted in a group of lamellar Muscovite crystals.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. (Bob) Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Dassu, Shigar District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas)  Pakistan

Specimen size: 2.2 × 2.2 × 2.4 cm = 0.87” × 0.87” × 0.94”

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

Very fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Bob Noble



Fluorapatite with Muscovite. Fluorapatite with Muscovite.
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Topaz
Topaz. Front
Front
Topaz. Side
Side
 

MC14AM7: Topaz crystal with very sharp crystal forms, rich in terminal faces, very transparent, with good luster and a very pale salmon color.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. (Bob) Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Nyet-Bruk, Nyet, Braldu Valley, Shigar District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas)  Pakistan

Specimen size: 2.9 × 1.1 × 1 cm = 1.14” × 0.43” × 0.39”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Stibarsen
 

MQ16AM7: Botryoidal Stibarsen growth with gray microcrystalline surfaces and a little matrix.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. (Bob) Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Sarabau Mine, Bau, Kuching, Kuching District, Kuching Division, Sarawak State, Borneo Island  Malaysia

Specimen size: 3.3 × 2.7 × 1.9 cm = 1.30” × 1.06” × 0.75”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Stibarsen. Front
Front
Stibarsen. Side
Side
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SPAIN

Sphalerite with Siderite, Dolomite and Pyrite
Sphalerite with Siderite, Dolomite and Pyrite.
 

NE59AM7: Complex crystals of caramel-colored Sphalerite, with very sharp crystal forms, more isolated than usual in pieces from this locality, transparent, with good luster and an intense color, on matrix, with white Dolomite and brown rhombohedral Siderite crystals. The mine has been closed for years and half flooded, making it almost impossible to obtain new specimens.
Troya Mine, Mutiloa, Comarca Goyerri, Gipuzkoa / Guipúzcoa, Euskadi  Spain (1990)

Specimen size: 4.8 × 2.8 × 3.3 cm = 1.89” × 1.10” × 1.30”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.6 cm = 0.39” × 0.24”




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Quartz (variety smoky) with Albite and Microcline
 

NA47AM7: Very sharp smoky Quartz crystal, between transparent and translucent, with bright luster and very intense and uniform smoky tones, on a matrix of Albite and Microcline. From a little-known locality from which very few specimens were preserved, this being one of the best.
Els Saulons Quarry, Bigues i Riells, Comarca Vallès Oriental, Barcelona, Catalonia  Spain (2015)

Specimen size: 11.1 × 6.7 × 6 cm = 4.37” × 2.64” × 2.36”

Main crystal size: 11 × 6.7 cm = 4.33” × 2.64”




Quartz (variety smoky) with Albite and Microcline. Front
Front
Quartz (variety smoky) with Albite and Microcline. Side
Side
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Silver with Acanthite and Calcite
Silver with Acanthite and Calcite. Front
Front
Silver with Acanthite and Calcite. Rear
Rear
Silver with Acanthite and Calcite.

Recorded under LED light
 

PD89AM7: Dendritic growths of very elongated Silver crystals, well defined, bright, and partially covered by groups and small isolated crystals of darker Acanthite, on a massive Calcite matrix. The best possible quality for the locality.
Balcoll Mine, Falset, Comarca Priorat, Tarragona, Catalonia  Spain (11/2004)

Specimen size: 5.2 × 3.7 × 5.2 cm = 2.05” × 1.46” × 2.05”




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Twinned Dolomite

Recorded under LED light
 

ET66AM7: Large group of very sharp rhombohedral Dolomite crystals. Transparent, very lustrous, with geometric color zoning, bluish grey tones and rainbows. A Spanish classic, difficult to find with this size of crystals and with such quality.
Asturreta Quarry, 'el pozo', Eugui, Esteríbar, Comarca Auñamendi, Navarre, Autonomous Community of Navarre  Spain (±1970)

Specimen size: 16.6 × 14 × 6 cm = 6.54” × 5.51” × 2.36”

Main crystal size: 7.4 × 6.7 cm = 2.91” × 2.64”




Twinned Dolomite. Twinned Dolomite.
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Chalcopyrite with Gypsum, Dolomite and Calcite
Chalcopyrite with Gypsum, Dolomite and Calcite. Chalcopyrite with Gypsum, Dolomite and Calcite.
 

NC13AM7: Very sharp disphenoidal crystals of Chalcopyrite with a pseudotetrahedral habit, twinned and with a superficial metallic tarnish. On matrix, with Gypsum and Dolomite and Calcite crystals. This type of specimen was unknown from the locality until this find.
Salomón Cut, bench 290, Rio Tinto Mines, Minas de Riotinto, Comarca Cuenca Minera, Huelva, Andalusia  Spain

Specimen size: 8.7 × 4.8 × 6 cm = 3.43” × 1.89” × 2.36”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.6 cm = 0.39” × 0.24”




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EUROPE (excl. Spain, Portugal and France)

Phosgenite with Galena
 

ET89AM7: Elongated brown crystal of Phosgenite, transparent-translucent, with good luster, on a matrix of granular Galena. An excellent Italian classic. The specimen has been analyzed and we will send the buyer a copy of the analysis.
Monteponi Mine, Iglesias, Sud Sardegna Province, Sardinia/Sardegna  Italy

Specimen size: 4.4 × 4 × 3.6 cm = 1.73” × 1.57” × 1.42”

Main crystal size: 2.6 × 0.6 cm = 1.02” × 0.24”

Fluorescent long & short UV



Phosgenite with Galena. Phosgenite with Galena.
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