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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

Copper
Copper. Copper.
 

MF46AM9: Very aerial dendritic growth of Copper crystals with well defined faces and edges. The specimen, from one of the most classic localities for the species, comes from the Robert J. Noble collection and we will send it to the buyer in its original Perky box from that collection, which also contains the label.
New Cornelia Mine, Ajo, Little Ajo Mountains, Ajo District, Pima County, Arizona  USA

Specimen size: 2.7 × 1.7 × 0.6 cm = 1.06” × 0.67” × 0.24”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Calcite
 

MP26AM9: Group of Calcite crystals on matrix, with poorly developed prism faces and clearly dominant forms of a flattened rhombohedron. They are transparent, lustrous, and have an intense and uniform yellow color. The specimen, from a classic American locality for the species, is from the Robert J. Noble collection and will be sent to the buyer in its original Perky box from that collection, which also contains the label.
Berry Materials Corp. Quarry, North Vernon, Jennings County, Indiana  USA

Specimen size: 2.8 × 2.7 × 2.4 cm = 1.10” × 1.06” × 0.94”

Main crystal size: 2.6 × 1.9 cm = 1.02” × 0.75”

Minor fluorescence short UV

Former collection of Bob Noble



Calcite. Front
Front
Calcite. Side
Side
Calcite. Side
Side
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Pyrrhotite with Magnesite
Pyrrhotite with Magnesite. Pyrrhotite with Magnesite.
 

MP96AM9: Very aerial group of sharp tabular crystals of Pyrrhotite, extraordinarily lustrous, on matrix with white lenticular crystals of Magnesite.
We will send the specimen, which comes from the Robert J. Noble collection, in its original Perky box from that collection, which also contains the label, which shows that it was previously in the Martin Zinn collection.
Morro Velho Mine, Nova Lima, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais  Brazil

Specimen size: 2.9 × 2.6 × 1.7 cm = 1.14” × 1.02” × 0.67”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 1.1 cm = 0.47” × 0.43”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Fluorite
 

MG16AM9: Very sharp Fluorite crystal on matrix, translucent, very rich in inclusions and with a grass-green color.
We will send the specimen, which comes from the Robert J. Noble collection, in its original Perky box from that collection, which also contains the label.
Xianghualing Mine, Xianghualing Sn-polymetallic ore field, Linwu, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province  China

Specimen size: 2.3 × 2.2 × 1.8 cm = 0.91” × 0.87” × 0.71”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Former collection of Bob Noble



Fluorite. Front
Front
Fluorite. Side
Side
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Stibnite
Stibnite. Front
Front
Stibnite. Side
Side
 

MA13AM9: Isolated crystal of Stibnite with its faces and edges defined by strong mechanical distorsion produced during its formation, lustrous, and finely striated along the prism.
We will send the specimen, which comes from the Robert J. Noble collection, in its original Perky box from that collection, which also contains the label.
Xikuangshan Sb deposit, Lengshuijiang, Loudi Prefecture, Hunan Province  China

Specimen size: 3.2 × 0.5 × 0.4 cm = 1.26” × 0.20” × 0.16”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Beryl (variety aquamarine)
 

MQ13AM9: Isolated Beryl crystal with a flattened prismatic habit and pyramidal faces beveling the dominant terminal pinacoid. Completely transparent, shiny, and with inclusions at the base.
We will send the specimen, which comes from the Robert J. Noble collection, in its original Perky box from that collection, which also contains the label, which shows that it was previously in the Bob Sullivan collection.
Chumar Bakhoor, Hunza Valley, Nagar District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas)  Pakistan

Specimen size: 1.5 × 1.3 × 0.6 cm = 0.59” × 0.51” × 0.24”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Beryl (variety aquamarine). Beryl (variety aquamarine).
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USA

Azurite with Malachite
Azurite with Malachite. Azurite with Malachite.
 

TQ69AM9: Druse of lenticular Azurite crystals, with bright luster and a vivid and uniform color, partially covered by acicular Malachite crystals. This very characteristic specimen comes from one of the great classic American localities for the species.
Morenci, Copper Mountain District, Shannon Mountains, Greenlee County, Arizona  USA

Specimen size: 5.2 × 4.3 × 2.8 cm = 2.05” × 1.69” × 1.10”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 0.7 cm = 0.67” × 0.28”




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Azurite with Malachite
 

TZ27AM9: Very ‘architectural’ spheroidal growths of lenticular Azurite crystals, with good luster and a vivid color, on a matrix partially covered by Malachite.
La Sal Mountains, La Sal District, Grand County, Utah  USA

Specimen size: 6.9 × 3.1 × 2 cm = 2.72” × 1.22” × 0.79”




Azurite with Malachite. Azurite with Malachite.
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SPAIN

Gold
Gold. Front
Front
Gold. Rear
Rear
Gold. Side
Side
Gold. Rear
Rear
Gold  

NP26AM9: Gold nugget of considerable size for the deposit, lustrous, with cavities and small remnants of matrix.
The specimen comes from the Ignacio Gaspar Sintes collection (number AU-81), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Talarrubias / Casas de Don Pedro area, Comarca La Siberia, Badajoz, Extremadura  Spain (±2013)

Specimen size: 1.5 × 1.3 × 0.9 cm = 0.59” × 0.51” × 0.35”

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar

Weight: 6.6 grams



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FRANCE

Pyromorphite
 

TP36AM9: Two generations of Pyromorphite crystals with different habits, one of them with small acicular crystals of a greenish yellow color and the other with thicker and larger crystals, with very well defined faces and edges, many with a hopper termination, intense green and lustrous.
Des Farges Mine (Les Farges Mine), Ussel, Corrèze, Nouvelle-Aquitaine  France

Specimen size: 4 × 2.9 × 2.6 cm = 1.57” × 1.14” × 1.02”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.2 cm = 0.20” × 0.08”




Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.
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EUROPE (excl. Spain, Portugal and France)

Sylvanite with Quartz
Sylvanite with Quartz. Sylvanite with Quartz.
Sylvanite with Quartz  

NR52AM9: Aggregates of acicular Sylvanite crystals that form very shiny skeletal growths on a Quartz-coated matrix. From the type locality, one of the great classical localities for the species.
The specimen comes from the Ignacio Gaspar Sintes collection (number SIL-6), whose label we will send to the buyer, as well as a copy of the analysis carried out.
Sacarîmb (Nagyág), Deva, Hunedoara  Romania (±1850)

Specimen size: 6.8 × 4 × 1.8 cm = 2.68” × 1.57” × 0.71”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.2 cm = 0.20” × 0.08”

Type locality

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar



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TURKEY

Hydroboracite
 

TD11AM9: A novelty post-Easter 2021: Aggregates of very sharp crystals of Hydroboracite, highly elongated and with perfect terminations, water-clear, very lustrous, and on matrix. Of excellent quality for the species. The specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Hisarcik Mine, Emet Borate deposit, Emet, Emet District, Kütahya Province, Aegean Region  Turkey (2020)

Specimen size: 2.2 × 1.5 × 0.8 cm = 0.87” × 0.59” × 0.31”




Hydroboracite.
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Hydroboracite
Hydroboracite.
 

TF11AM9: A novelty post-Easter 2021: Aggregates of very sharp crystals of Hydroboracite, highly elongated and with perfect terminations, water-clear, very lustrous, and on matrix. Of excellent quality for the species. The specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Hisarcik Mine, Emet Borate deposit, Emet, Emet District, Kütahya Province, Aegean Region  Turkey (2020)

Specimen size: 2.5 × 1.6 × 0.8 cm = 0.98” × 0.63” × 0.31”




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Hydroboracite with Celestine
 

TA27AM9: New post-Easter 2021: Centered groups of acicular Hydroboracite crystals, transparent, on matrix, with bright luster and a white color. With minor Celestine. The specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Hisarcik Mine, Emet Borate deposit, Emet, Emet District, Kütahya Province, Aegean Region  Turkey (2020)

Specimen size: 11.2 × 9.6 × 6.5 cm = 4.41” × 3.78” × 2.56”

Celestine fluorescent long & short UV



Hydroboracite with Celestine. Hydroboracite with Celestine.
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Hydroboracite with Celestine
Hydroboracite with Celestine. Hydroboracite with Celestine.
 

TB87AM9: A novelty post-Easter 2021: On matrix, centered groups of acicular Hydroboracite crystals, between transparent and translucent, lustrous, white in color and with larger, transparent, lustrous and colorless Celestine crystals. Of excellent quality for the species. Both the Hydroboracite and Celestine have been analyzed and we will send a copy of both analyses to the buyer.
Hisarcik Mine, Emet Borate deposit, Emet, Emet District, Kütahya Province, Aegean Region  Turkey (2020)

Specimen size: 12.5 × 12.3 × 5.8 cm = 4.92” × 4.84” × 2.28”

Celestine fluorescent long & short UV



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