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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

 

 

Chronicle of the Sainte
Marie Virtual 2021

 

 

Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines

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

Recorded under neon light
 

S.M.2021:

Alsace in the heart

Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines -> since 1964
  








This video is provided for free to the public courtesy of
BlueCap Productions
to help support the Sainte-Marie-aux-
Mines Show and the mineral community




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


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



Wulfenite. Wulfenite.
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Bixbyite
Bixbyite. 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



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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



Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.
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Galena
Galena. 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



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Datolite
 

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



Datolite. Front
Front
Datolite. Side
Side
Order
Siderite with Calcite and Sphalerite
Siderite with Calcite and Sphalerite. Siderite with Calcite and Sphalerite.
 

TT13AN2: Group of Siderite crystals with sharp crystal forms, with slight curvatures, a satin luster and a highly contrasted double coloration, with darker and lighter brown areas. On matrix, with small crystals of Calcite and Sphalerite.
We will send 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 Alfredo Petrov collection.
Siglo Veinte Mine, Llallagua, Rafael Bustillo Province, Potosí Department  Bolivia

Specimen size: 2.6 × 2.5 × 1.7 cm = 1.02” × 0.98” × 0.67”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.4 cm = 0.79” × 0.55”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Arsenopyrite with Quartz
 

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



Arsenopyrite with Quartz. Front
Front
Arsenopyrite with Quartz. Front
Front
Arsenopyrite with Quartz. Side
Side
Order
Sphalerite
Sphalerite. Front
Front
Sphalerite. Front
Front
 

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



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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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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


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 neon 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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