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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.
 

MA46AN0: Aerial group of Copper crystals dominated by octahedral and dodecahedral forms, lustrous, with curvatures and polycrystalline growths.
We will ship the specimen, which comes from a classic American locality for the species, in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label, stating that it was previously in the Sullivan collection.
New Cornelia Mine, Ajo, Little Ajo Mountains, Ajo District, Pima County, Arizona  USA

Specimen size: 3.3 × 2.6 × 1.4 cm = 1.30” × 1.02” × 0.55”

Main crystal size: 2.4 × 1.6 cm = 0.94” × 0.63”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Quartz (variety smoky)
 

MG13AN0: Partially doubly terminated Quartz crystal (smoky variety) with very well defined faces and edges, transparent, with good luster and a deep and uniform color.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label, which shows that it was previously in the Melanson collection.
Ossola Valley, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province, Piedmont (Piemonte)  Italy

Specimen size: 3.3 × 1.4 × 1.3 cm = 1.30” × 0.55” × 0.51”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Quartz (variety smoky). Quartz (variety smoky).
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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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Spessartine
 

MX66AN0: Floater group of trapezohedral Spessartine crystals, one of them clearly dominant, translucent, with great luster and a deep and intense color.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
North Mine (North Broken Hill Mine), Broken Hill, Yancowinna County, New South Wales  Australia

Specimen size: 2.6 × 1.9 × 1.6 cm = 1.02” × 0.75” × 0.63”

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

Former collection of Bob Noble



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SPAIN

Sulphur with Calcite
Sulphur with Calcite. 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, Murcia, Region of 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



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EUROPE (excl. Spain, Portugal and France)

Calcite with 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”




Calcite with Quartz. Calcite with Quartz.
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Nagyágite with Quartz
Nagyágite with Quartz. Nagyágite with Quartz.
Nagyágite with Quartz. 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



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TURKEY

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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