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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

Quartz (variety prase)
Quartz (variety prase). Quartz (variety prase).
 

ML16AN0: Group of Quartz crystals (prase variety) with distinct polycrystalline surfaces, with good luster and a deep and uniform color, and with small Andradite crystals at the base.
We will ship the specimen in the original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Second Sovetskii Mine, 230↓, Dalnegorsk, Dalnegorsk Urban District, Primorsky Krai  Russia

Specimen size: 3.6 × 1.7 × 1.8 cm = 1.42” × 0.67” × 0.71”

Main crystal size: 3 × 1 cm = 1.18” × 0.39”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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SPAIN

Sulphur with Calcite
Sulphur with Calcite  

NF86AN0: Group of Sulphur crystals on matrix with sharp crystal forms, translucent, with an intense color and larger than usual for this deposit. With spheroidal aggregates of small white Calcite crystals.
The specimen comes from the Ignacio Gaspar Sintes collection (number AZR-1), whose catalogue entry we will send to the buyer.
Sulphur Mines, La Serrata, Lorca, Comarca Alto Guadalentín, Region of Murcia (Murcia)  Spain

Specimen size: 9 × 7 × 6 cm = 3.54” × 2.76” × 2.36”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 1.2 cm = 0.63” × 0.47”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar



Sulphur with Calcite. Sulphur with Calcite.
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EUROPE (excl. Spain, Portugal and France)

Calcite on Quartz
Calcite on Quartz. Calcite on Quartz.
 

TA26AN0: Very acute crystal of Calcite totally covered by a second generation of globular Calcite with gray tones and located very aerially on a matrix of white Quartz crystals. Very original and different from other pieces from this mining district.
Boldut Mine, Cavnic mining area, Cavnic, Maramures  Romania

Specimen size: 6.5 × 4.4 × 4.3 cm = 2.56” × 1.73” × 1.69”

Main crystal size: 4 × 1.7 cm = 1.57” × 0.67”




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Nagyágite with Quartz
Nagyágite with Quartz  

NP46AN0: Unusually sharp lamellar crystals of Nagyágite and large for the species, somewhat lustrous, on a Quartz matrix.
The specimen, from one of the great classical localities for the species, comes from the Ignacio Gaspar Sintes collection (number NAG-8), whose catalogue entry we will send to the buyer.
Sacarîmb (Nagyág), Deva, Hunedoara  Romania (±1850)

Specimen size: 8.5 × 7.5 × 4.5 cm = 3.35” × 2.95” × 1.77”

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

Type locality



Nagyágite with Quartz. Nagyágite with Quartz.
Nagyágite with Quartz. Nagyágite with Quartz.
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TURKEY

Smithsonite
Smithsonite. Front
Front
Smithsonite. Side
Side
Smithsonite.
 

TD89AN0: A novelty from Turkey. Botryoidal Smithsonite growths, with remnants of rock matrix, translucent, lustrous and of a uniform greenish blue color with white areas. The specimen comes from a 2020 find made in a locality not known until now in the world of collecting for quality Smithsonite specimens. The specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
This specimen has been published on the Mineralogical Record´s web page, in the 'What's New' section, report 60, May 23, 2021 edition, page 4
Aladağ Mine, Zamanti River area, Denizovasi, Yahyalı District, Kayseri Province, Central Anatolia Region  Turkey (2020)

Specimen size: 10.6 × 9.4 × 3.1 cm = 4.17” × 3.70” × 1.22”




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