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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

Marcasite
Marcasite. Marcasite.
 

TY16AN1: Parallel growths of sharp Marcasite crystals, clearly twinned, with bright luster, iridescent and in perfect condition.
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.
Komořany (Most), Most District, Krusné Hory Mts., Ústí nad Labem Region, Bohemia  Czech Republic

Specimen size: 3 × 2 × 0.8 cm = 1.18” × 0.79” × 0.31”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Alabandite with Rhodochrosite
 

TF16AN1: Octahedral Alabandite crystals with a very well defined spinel-law twin, lustrous, on a Rhodochrosite matrix.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Uchucchacua Mine, Oyón Province, Lima Department  Peru

Specimen size: 3 × 2.1 × 2.2 cm = 1.18” × 0.83” × 0.87”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.8 cm = 0.43” × 0.31”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Alabandite with Rhodochrosite. Alabandite with Rhodochrosite.
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Heulandite-Ca with Celadonite inclusions
Heulandite-Ca with Celadonite inclusions. Heulandite-Ca with Celadonite inclusions.
 

TP14AN1: Floater group of sharp Heulandite-Ca crystals with sharp crystal forms, bright luster, and a uniform light green color due to Celadonite inclusions.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Shakur Quarry, Nashik District (Nasik), Maharashtra  India

Specimen size: 3 × 2 × 1.6 cm = 1.18” × 0.79” × 0.63”

Main crystal size: 2.4 × 0.7 cm = 0.94” × 0.28”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Vesuvianite
 

TQ14AN1: Group of Vesuvianite crystals on matrix. The crystals display a very short prismatic habit, lustrous and dark in color and with a curious geometric color zoning highlighted by the contrast between the white color and extremely fine striations on the terminations and the dark tones on the prism faces.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Alchuri, Shigar District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas)  Pakistan

Specimen size: 2.5 × 1.7 × 2.1 cm = 0.98” × 0.67” × 0.83”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.4 cm = 0.28” × 0.16”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Vesuvianite. Vesuvianite.
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SPANISH FLUORITE

Fluorite
Fluorite.
 

NM11AN1: Group of Fluorite crystals with sharp forms of the tetrahexahedron, translucent and brilliant, and with a pale lilac color. An old specimen from the San Lino Mine, currently very scarce and even more so with this quality.
San Lino Quarry, Aurora vein, Caravia mining area, Cerracín, Prado, Caravia, Comarca Oriente, Asturias, Principality of Asturias  Spain

Specimen size: 2.3 × 1.7 × 1.7 cm = 0.91” × 0.67” × 0.67”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.7 cm = 0.31” × 0.28”




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EUROPE (excl. Spain, Portugal and France)

Strontianite with Calcite
Strontianite with Calcite  

CP86AN1: Group of twinned Strontianite crystals with a prismatic habit and a clearly hexagonal outline, with excellent terminations, translucent, with bright luster and a light cream color, on matrix with Calcite.
The specimen comes from the Carles Curto collection, whose label and computer catalogue entry we will send to the buyer.
Oberdorf an der Laming, Laming valley, Bruck an der Mur, Styria/Steiermark  Austria

Specimen size: 4.9 × 4 × 2.9 cm = 1.93” × 1.57” × 1.14”

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

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Former collection of Carles Curto



Strontianite with Calcite. Front
Front
Strontianite with Calcite. Side
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TURKEY

Smithsonite
Smithsonite. Smithsonite.
Smithsonite.

Recorded under LED light
 

TF94AN1: A novelty from Turkey: Botryoidal Smithsonite growths, with remnants of rock matrix, translucent, lustrous and of an intense green color with bluish tones and white festoons. This specimen comes from a 2020 find at a locality not known until now in the collecting world for quality Smithsonites. The specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Aladağ Mine, Zamanti River area, Denizovasi, Yahyalı District, Kayseri Province, Central Anatolia Region  Turkey (2020)

Specimen size: 14.6 × 10.4 × 4 cm = 5.75” × 4.09” × 1.57”




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