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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

 

 

 

Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines

Minerals and Personality
Minerals and Personality. Minerals and Personality.
Minerals and Personality. Minerals and Personality.

Ste. Marie is different!
 

S.M.2021:

Alsace in the heart

Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines -> since 1964
  








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Tradition and Nature - Ste. Marie 2005
I catch you! - Ste. Marie 2015
Ste. Marie takes care of the details - Ste. Marie 2005
Tradition and Nature
- Ste. Marie 2005
I catch you! - Ste. Marie 2015 Ste. Marie takes care of
the details - Ste. Marie 2005

BOB NOBLE THUMBNAIL COLLECTION


Here we are - Ste. Marie 2006
Moving all around - Ste. Marie 2012
Crowdy avenues - Ste. Marie 2014
History and more History - Ste. Marie 2012
Here we are - Ste. Marie 2006 Moving all around - Ste. Marie 2012 Crowdy avenues - Ste. Marie 2014 History and more History
- Ste. Marie 2012


Vanadinite
 

TA16AN2: Crust, on matrix, of Vanadinite crystals with a prismatic habit, many of them doubly terminated, with bright luster and an intense and uniform color between red and orange.
We will ship the specimen, from a classic American locality, in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Puzzler Mine, Adams Mine group, Kofa Game Range, Castle Dome District, Castle Dome Mountains, Yuma County, Arizona  USA

Specimen size: 3.1 × 1.7 × 1.8 cm = 1.22” × 0.67” × 0.71”

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

Former collection of Bob Noble



Vanadinite. Vanadinite.
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Wulfenite
Wulfenite. Wulfenite.
 

TC66AN2: Parallel growth on a tiny bit of matrix of two Wulfenite crystals with pyramidal faces, well developed, with bright luster and a very vivid and uniform red color.
We will ship the specimen, from one of the great classic American localities, in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Red Cloud Mine, Trigo Mountains, Silver District, La Paz County, Arizona  USA

Specimen size: 1.7 × 1.4 × 0.2 cm = 0.67” × 0.55” × 0.08”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Bixbyite
 

TD27AN2: Twinned Bixbyite crystal with very sharp twin shapes and an intense luster. A classic of American mineralogy. With a tiny bit of rhyolite matrix.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Solar Wind Claim, Thomas Range, Juab County, Utah  USA

Specimen size: 1.1 × 1 × 0.8 cm = 0.43” × 0.39” × 0.31”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Bixbyite. Bixbyite.
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Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.
 

TE13AN2: Pyromorphite crystals with a rounded habit due to the curved faces and edges, with bright luster and a yellowish green color.
We will ship the specimen, from one of the great classic American localities, in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Bunker Hill Mine, Bunker Hill properties, Kellogg, Coeur d'Alene District, Shoshone County, Idaho  USA

Specimen size: 2.6 × 2.2 × 2 cm = 1.02” × 0.87” × 0.79”

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

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Rutile
 

TF16AN2: Very sharp floater Rutile crystal with another smaller crystal in parallel growth. The specimen is translucent, with great luster and vivid red reflections.
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.
Champion Mine, White Mountain Peak, White Mountains, Mono County, California  USA

Specimen size: 1.8 × 1.4 × 1.1 cm = 0.71” × 0.55” × 0.43”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Rutile. Rutile.
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Danburite
Danburite. Danburite.
 

TH14AN2: Two very sharp Danburite crystals, with excellent terminations, completely water-clear and very lustrous.
We will send the specimen, from one of the great classic Mexican localities, in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Charcas, Municipio Charcas, San Luis Potosí  Mexico

Specimen size: 3.1 × 1.9 × 1 cm = 1.22” × 0.75” × 0.39”

Main crystal size: 3.1 × 1 cm = 1.22” × 0.39”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Galena
 

TJ14AN2: Group of very shiny cubic Galena crystals, with surfaces showing dissolution forms, Pyrite intergrowths and small Calcite crystal coatings.
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.
Madan mining area, Rhodope Mountains, Smolyan Oblast  Bulgaria

Specimen size: 3.1 × 2.5 × 1.8 cm = 1.22” × 0.98” × 0.71”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.3 cm = 0.79” × 0.51”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Galena. Galena.
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Datolite
Datolite. Front
Front
Datolite. Side
Side
 

TK14AN2: Group of Datolite crystals very rich in faces, translucent, with good luster and a pale green color with slightly bluish tones.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Bor Pit, Dalnegorsk B deposit, Dalnegorsk, Dalnegorsk Urban District, Primorsky Krai  Russia

Specimen size: 3.7 × 1.9 × 1.9 cm = 1.46” × 0.75” × 0.75”

Main crystal size: 2.4 × 2 cm = 0.94” × 0.79”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Vanadinite
 

TM14AN2: Parallel growth of Vanadinite crystals with pyramidal shapes, with bright luster and a very vivid and uniform red color.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Bou Almaden (Bou el Maden), Mibladen mining district, Mibladen, Midelt, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco

Specimen size: 2.7 × 1.4 × 0.8 cm = 1.06” × 0.55” × 0.31”

Main crystal size: 1.7 ×  0.6 cm = 0.67” × 0.24”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Vanadinite. Vanadinite.
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Descloizite
Descloizite. Descloizite.
 

TQ16AN2: Parallel growth of very sharp and lustrous Descloizite crystals with dark tones. A classic from Namíbia.
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.
Berg Aukas, Grootfontein District, Otjozondjupa Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 3.6 × 1.5 × 1.5 cm = 1.42” × 0.59” × 0.59”

Main crystal size: 3.6 × 1.2 cm = 1.42” × 0.47”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Topaz
 

TN16AN2: Very rich Topaz crystal with sharp terminations. Colorless and with a selectively variable luster, very intense on the prism faces and more matte on the terminations.
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.
Governador Valadares, Vale do Rio Doce, Minas Gerais  Brazil

Specimen size: 2 × 1.7 × 1.2 cm = 0.79” × 0.67” × 0.47”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Former collection of Bob Noble



Topaz. Topaz.
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Schorl with Quartz
Schorl with Quartz. Schorl with Quartz.
 

TR14AN2: Complete and doubly terminated crystal of Schorl, with a lustrous and water-clear Quartz crystal, also doubly terminated.
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.
Goiabeira, Aimorés, Vale do Rio Doce, Minas Gerais  Brazil

Specimen size: 2 × 1.8 × 1.1 cm = 0.79” × 0.71” × 0.43”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.3 cm = 0.79” × 0.51”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Pyromorphite
 

TX16AN2: Very aerial group of prismatic crystals with very well defined faces and edges, parallel growths and hopper terminations, translucent, with good luster and a very vivid and uniform color.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Daoping Mine, Gongcheng, Guilin Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region  China

Specimen size: 2.9 × 2.1 × 2.5 cm = 1.14” × 0.83” × 0.98”

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

Former collection of Bob Noble



Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.
Order
Arsenopyrite with Quartz
Arsenopyrite with Quartz. Front
Front
Arsenopyrite with Quartz. Front
Front
Arsenopyrite with Quartz. Side
Side
 

TY16AN2: Group of Arsenopyrite crystals with very marked curvatures and parallel growths on some faces and edges that give them a curious habit reminiscent of a mushroom. The Arsenopyrite is on matrix, with lustrous and transparent Quartz crystals.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province  China

Specimen size: 3.1 × 2.7 × 3.1 cm = 1.22” × 1.06” × 1.22”

Main crystal size: 2.1 × 1.2 cm = 0.83” × 0.47”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Sphalerite
 

TZX14AN2: Floater twinned Sphalerite crystal, flattened, sharp and very lustrous.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province  China

Specimen size: 2.8 × 1.7 × 1.1 cm = 1.10” × 0.67” × 0.43”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Sphalerite. Front
Front
Sphalerite. Front
Front
Order
Titanite with Quartz and Chlorite
Titanite with Quartz and Chlorite. Titanite with Quartz and Chlorite.
 

TQ14AN2: Group of Titanite crystals on Quartz, one of them clearly dominant. They are between transparent and translucent, with bright luster and an intense yellow-green color, rich in inclusions and have small coatings of Chlorite crystals.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Tormiq Valley, Baltistan District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas)  Pakistan

Specimen size: 2.9 × 2.6 × 1.8 cm = 1.14” × 1.02” × 0.71”

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 0.8 cm = 0.51” × 0.31”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Stellerite
 

TC13AN2: Spheroidal growth of Stellerite on matrix, translucent, lustrous and opaline white.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Aurangabad, Aurangabad District, Maharashtra  India

Specimen size: 2.8 × 2.8 × 2.2 cm = 1.10” × 1.10” × 0.87”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Stellerite. Stellerite.
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Epistilbite
Epistilbite. Epistilbite.
 

TC16AN2: Spheroidal growth of Epistilbite on matrix, translucent, with good luster and a uniform pale blue color.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Jalgaon District, Maharashtra  India

Specimen size: 2.8 × 2.4 × 1.8 cm = 1.10” × 0.94” × 0.71”

Main crystal size: 2.3 × 2.2 cm = 0.91” × 0.87”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Cerussite
 

TH46AN2: Floater reticulated aggregate of Cerussite with multiple twins of crystals between lamellar and tabular, very sharp, transparent and lustrous.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Nakhlak Mine, Madan-e Nakhlak, Anarak District, Nain, Isfahan Province  Iran

Specimen size: 3.5 × 2.7 × 2.4 cm = 1.38” × 1.06” × 0.94”

Minor fluorescence short UV

Former collection of Bob Noble



Cerussite. Front
Front
Cerussite. Front
Front
Cerussite. Side
Side
Order



Marshall and Aaron Sussman - Ste. Marie 2014
Tom Moore proud to be in Ste. Marie 2017
Alfredo Petrov and Frank de Wit cooking - Ste. Marie 2011
Marshall and Aaron
Sussman
- Ste. Marie 2014

Tom Moore proud to be
in Ste. Marie 2017
Alfredo Petrov and Frank
de Wit cooking - Ste. Marie 2011

USA


The ubicous Dave Wilbur - Ste. Marie 2017
The Simonoffs from USA and on the left, seated, El Kebir - Ste. Marie 2012
The Kristalle team - Ste. Marie 2017
Jeff Scovil is 'the' photographer - Ste. Marie 2017
The ubicous Dave Wilbur
- Ste. Marie 2017
The Simonoffs from USA and
on the left, seated, El Kebir
- Ste. Marie 2012
The Kristalle team
- Ste. Marie 2017
Jeff Scovil is
'the' photographer
- Ste. Marie 2017


Quartz
Quartz. Front
Front
Quartz. Side
Side
Quartz. Rear
Rear
 

DG14AN2: Complete floater Quartz crystal with uneven growths on the faces, extraordinarily lustrous, transparent and colorless. This type of Quartz is popularly known as a "Herkimer diamond". An excellent USA classic that comes from the Daunis collection.
Herkimer County, New York  USA

Specimen size: 2.4 × 1.9 × 1.3 cm = 0.94” × 0.75” × 0.51”

Former collection of Lluís Daunis



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Rhodochrosite with Sphalerite and Pyrite
 

TX98AN2: Rosette growths of lamellar Rhodochrosite crystals, with good luster and an intense pink color, on matrix with Sphalerite crystals and small Pyrite crystals.
Eagle Mine, Gilman, Gilman District, Eagle County, Colorado  USA

Specimen size: 6.3 × 4.2 × 2.3 cm = 2.48” × 1.65” × 0.91”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.5 cm = 0.31” × 0.20”




Rhodochrosite with Sphalerite and Pyrite. Rhodochrosite with Sphalerite and Pyrite.
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Moving on - Ste. Marie 2006
Two friends and a friendly chat with a friendly cat in the middle of the mountains - Ste. Marie 2017
Val d'Argent where Ste. Marie is located - Ste. Marie 2006
Moving on - Ste. Marie 2006 Two friends and a friendly chat
with a friendly cat in the
middle of the mountains
- Ste. Marie 2017
Val d'Argent where Ste.
Marie is located
- Ste. Marie 2006

MEXICO - CANADA


Bienvenue / Welcome - Ste. Marie 2018
Me and her - Ste. Marie 2017
Not a conventional Fair - Ste. Marie 2006
Festive atmosphere - Ste. Marie 2005
Bienvenue / Welcome
- Ste. Marie 2018
Me and her - Ste. Marie 2017 Not a conventional Fair
- Ste. Marie 2006
Festive atmosphere
- Ste. Marie 2005


Mexico

Pyrargyrite
Pyrargyrite. Front
Front
Pyrargyrite. Rear
Rear
Pyrargyrite. Side
Side
Pyrargyrite. Top
Top
Pyrargyrite  

NF48AN2: Pyrargyrite crystal of good size with very marked parallel growths and flat terminations, and with a second generation of microcrystals of more Pyrargyrite.
The specimen comes from the Ignacio Gaspar collection (number PIR-18), whose label we will send to the buyer. The crystal has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer too.
Zacatecas  Mexico

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

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.7 cm = 0.79” × 0.67”

Former collection of Ignacio Gaspar



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Acanthite after Polybasite

Recorded under LED light
 

TY86AN2: Group of Acanthite pseudomorphs after large Polybasite crystals that have preserved the hexagonal morphology and the original skeletal growths
Fresnillo de González Echeverría (Fresnillo), Municipio Fresnillo, Zacatecas  Mexico

Specimen size: 5.1 × 4.5 × 2.7 cm = 2.01” × 1.77” × 1.06”

Main crystal size: 4.8 × 4.6 cm = 1.89” × 1.81”




Acanthite after Polybasite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Acanthite after Polybasite. Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Canada

Vesuvianite
Vesuvianite. Front
Front
Vesuvianite. Rear
Rear
Vesuvianite. Side
Side
 

TA14AN2: Doubly terminated crystal of Vesuvianite with uneven growths on both terminations, one of them with a smooth and shiny pinacoidal face and the opposite irregular and matte at the ends.
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec  Canada

Specimen size: 3.4 × 0.7 × 0.7 cm = 1.34” × 0.28” × 0.28”




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