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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
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Calcite. Side
Side
Calcite. Side
Side
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Quartz (variety amethyst)
Quartz (variety amethyst). Quartz (variety amethyst).
 

MC6AM9: Scepter growth of a doubly terminated Quartz crystal, amethyst variety, transparent, with inclusions and phantoms. It has very bright luster and a uniform violet 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.
Piedra Parada (Las Vigas), Municipio Tatatila, Veracruz (Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave)  Mexico

Specimen size: 2.8 × 1.1 × 1 cm = 1.10” × 0.43” × 0.39”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 1 cm = 0.87” × 0.39”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Fluorapatite with Arsenopyrite and Muscovite
 

MG12AM9: Complete tabular floater crystal of Fluorapatite. Translucent, lustrous, light green in color, and with geometric zoning very visible on the prism faces. With coatings of Arsenopyrite and groups of lamellar Muscovite crystals.
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.

Minas da Panasqueira, Aldeia de Săo Francisco de Assis, Covilhă, Castelo Branco, Cova da Beira, Centro  Portugal

Specimen size: 1.6 × 1.5 × 0.8 cm = 0.63” × 0.59” × 0.31”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Bob Noble



Fluorapatite with Arsenopyrite and Muscovite. Front
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Fluorapatite with Arsenopyrite and Muscovite. Front
Front
Fluorapatite with Arsenopyrite and Muscovite. Side
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Cuprite
Cuprite. Front
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Cuprite. Front
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Cuprite. Side
Side
 

MR96AM9: Group of very sharp cubo-octahedral Cuprite crystals, with clearly dominant octahedron faces, translucent, with bright luster and vivid reddish reflections.
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.
Rubtsovskoe Mine, Rubtsovsky District, Altai Krai  Russia

Specimen size: 2.3 × 2.2 × 2.5 cm = 0.91” × 0.87” × 0.98”

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 1.1 cm = 0.51” × 0.43”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Elbaite (variety rubellite)
 

MF86AM9: Parallel growth of two Elbaite crystals (rubellite variety) with very well defined faces and edges and good terminations. Translucent, with bright luster and an intense and uniform reddish 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, which shows that it was previously in the Bob Sullivan collection.
Anjanabonoina, Ambohimanambola, Betafo District, Vakinankaratra Region, Antananarivo Province  Madagascar

Specimen size: 3 × 1.4 × 1.1 cm = 1.18” × 0.55” × 0.43”

Former collection of Bob Noble

€220 / US$261 / JPY28640 / AUD$343

Elbaite (variety rubellite). Front
Front
Elbaite (variety rubellite). Top
Top
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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
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Fluorite. 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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SPAIN

Cinnabar with Mercury, Calcite and Pyrite
Cinnabar with Mercury, Calcite and Pyrite. Cinnabar with Mercury, Calcite and Pyrite.
 

NQ46AM9: Groups of very sharp Cinnabar crystals, with the dominant forms of a rhombohedron, fine striations, translucent, with bright luster and a vivid color. With small drops of native Mercury, Calcite crystals and small Pyrite coatings.
Almaden Mine, Almadén, Comarca Valle de Alcudia, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha  Spain

Specimen size: 3.1 × 1.7 × 1.6 cm = 1.22” × 0.67” × 0.63”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.3 cm = 0.16” × 0.12”




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Gold
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



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

Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite. 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, Corrčze, 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”




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EUROPE (excl. Spain, Portugal and France)

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



Sylvanite with Quartz. Sylvanite with Quartz.
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TURKEY

Hydroboracite
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”




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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”




Hydroboracite.
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Hydroboracite with Celestine
Hydroboracite with Celestine. 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



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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



Hydroboracite with Celestine. Hydroboracite with Celestine.
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Hydroboracite with Celestine and Calcite
Hydroboracite with Celestine and Calcite. Front
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Hydroboracite with Celestine and Calcite. Side
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Hydroboracite with Celestine and Calcite. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Hydroboracite with Celestine and Calcite. Detail
Detail

Recorded under LED light
 

TC89AM9: A novelty post-Easter 2021: On matrix, centered groups of transparent and very lustrous acicular Hydroboracite crystals, with small transparent and colorless crystals of Celestine and orange spheroidal growths of Calcite. Of excellent quality for the species. Both Hydroboracite and Celestine and Calcite have been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analyses to the buyer.
Hisarcik Mine, Emet Borate deposit, Emet, Emet District, Kütahya Province, Aegean Region  Turkey (2020)

Specimen size: 11.7 × 8.5 × 8.2 cm = 4.61” × 3.35” × 3.23”

Celestine and Calcite fluorescent long & short UV

€480 / US$579 / JPY63100 / AUD$747

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