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BOB NOBLE THUMBNAIL COLLECTION

Carles Curto Text: Carles Curto (formerly curator of the Geology Museum, Barcelona) & Jordi Fabre
Alfredo Petrov Translation: Alfredo Petrov
Assistance from John S. White (former Smithsonian curator) John S. White


Acanthite
Acanthite. Front
Front
Acanthite.
Acanthite. Side
Side
 

TMA97AN5: Aerial group of cubo-octahedral Acanthite crystals, very shiny and sharp for the species, and with distinct hopper growths on some of the faces.
We will send the specimen, from a very classic Mexican locality for Acanthite, in its original Perky box from the Robert J. (Bob) Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Proaño Mine, Fresnillo de González Echeverría (Fresnillo), Municipio Fresnillo, Zacatecas  Mexico

Specimen size: 2.4 × 1.3 × 1.1 cm = 0.94” × 0.51” × 0.43”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Pyromorphite
 

TTV86AN5: Group of Pyromorphite crystals, on matrix, with strongly curved faces and edges, with very bright luster and a yellow color with green reflections.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. (Bob) Noble collection, which also contains the label stating that it was previously in the Sullivan collection.
Des Farges Mine (Les Farges Mine), Ussel, Corrèze, Nouvelle-Aquitaine  France

Specimen size: 2.3 × 1.9 × 1.2 cm = 0.91” × 0.75” × 0.47”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.3 cm = 0.20” × 0.12”

Minor fluorescence short UV

Former collection of Bob Noble



Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.
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Smithsonite (variety Co-bearing smithsonite)
Smithsonite (variety Co-bearing smithsonite). Smithsonite (variety Co-bearing smithsonite).
Smithsonite (variety Co-bearing smithsonite).
 

TMG87AN5: Druse of rhombohedral Smithsonite crystals (variety Co-bearing smithsonite) with very well defined faces and edges, translucent, with good luster and an intense pink to mauve color.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. (Bob) Noble collection, which also contains the label stating that it was previously in the Sullivan collection.

Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region  Namibia

Specimen size: 2.9 × 2 × 1.8 cm = 1.14” × 0.79” × 0.71”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.6 cm = 0.28” × 0.24”

Former collection of Bob Noble

€260 / US$275 / ¥36830 / AUD$385

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CANADA

Serandite with Aegirine and Natrolite

Recorded under neon light
 

EAM90AN5: Group of Serandite crystals with very sharp crystal forms, with parallel growths, good luster and an intense salmon-pink color, on matrix. They are accompanied by acicular crystals of Aegirine and white prismatic crystals of Natrolite.
Mont Saint-Hilaire, La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM, Montérégie, Québec  Canada

Specimen size: 4.4 × 4.2 × 2.4 cm = 1.73” × 1.65” × 0.94”

Main crystal size: 3.3 × 2.3 cm = 1.30” × 0.91”




Serandite with Aegirine and Natrolite. Front
Front
Serandite with Aegirine and Natrolite. Rear
Rear
Serandite with Aegirine and Natrolite.
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SPAIN

Baryte
Baryte. Front
Front
Baryte. Side
Side

Recorded under neon light
 

NHG14AN5: Parallel growth of Baryte crystals with limonite inclusions and bordered by small very lustrous Quartz crystals. It is unusual for a piece of this size from this locality to be so elegant.
The specimen comes from the Miguel David Martínez collection (number 222), whose label we will send to the buyer.
San Pedro Mine, De Enmedio Range, Almendricos, Lorca, Comarca Alto Guadalentín, Murcia, Region of Murcia  Spain (2007)

Specimen size: 3.5 × 3 × 2.7 cm = 1.38” × 1.18” × 1.06”

Main crystal size: 3.5 × 2.7 cm = 1.38” × 1.06”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez



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FRANCE

Calcite with Siderite and Pyrite

Recorded under neon light
 

EMT56AN5: Parallel growths of very sharp lenticular white Calcite crystals, translucent, lustrous, on a matrix with small crystals of Siderite and Pyrite. A quality classic from this popular mining district.
Peyrebrune Mine, Peyrebrune area, Montredon-Labessonnié, Le Haut Dadou, Castres, Tarn, Occitanie  France

Specimen size: 9.2 × 6.6 × 3.1 cm = 3.62” × 2.60” × 1.22”

Intense fluorescence short UV & fluorescent long UV



Calcite with Siderite and Pyrite. Calcite with Siderite and Pyrite.
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Fluorite with Baryte
Fluorite with Baryte. Front
Front
Fluorite with Baryte. Side
Side
Fluorite with Baryte.

Recorded under neon light
 

EFG37AN5: Druse of Fluorite crystals, between transparent and translucent, with a bright luster and an intense and uniform yellow color, associated with a small group of Baryte crystals.
A quality French classic that comes from the Alain Martaud collection, whose label we will send to the buyer.

Fontsante Mine, Tanneron Massif, Var, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur  France

Specimen size: 7.7 × 6.6 × 3 cm = 3.03” × 2.60” × 1.18”

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

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Alain Martaud



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Fluorite (octahedral)

Recorded under neon light
 

EFG90AN5: Octahedral Fluorite crystal with very sharp crystal forms, doubly terminated, with good luster and a pink, almost red color, unusually intense and uniform.
The specimen comes from the Alain Martaud collection, whose label we will send to the buyer.
Aiguille du Chardonnet, Mont Blanc Massif, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (2018)

Specimen size: 3.3 × 3 × 1.9 cm = 1.30” × 1.18” × 0.75”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Alain Martaud



Fluorite (octahedral). Front
Front
Fluorite (octahedral). Top
Top
Fluorite (octahedral). Rear
Rear
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Doubly terminated Quartz (variety faden) with Chlorite
Doubly terminated Quartz (variety faden) with Chlorite. Front
Front
Doubly terminated Quartz (variety faden) with Chlorite. Rear
Rear

Recorded under neon light
 

ERM27AN5: Parallel growth of flattened Quartz crystals, all of them doubly terminated, traversed inside by a very distinct faden growth. They are shiny, transparent, colorless and rich in Chlorite (Group) inclusions.

Plan-du-Lac, Saint Christophe en Oisans, Le Bourg d'Oisans Comune, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (±1995)

Specimen size: 5.2 × 3.4 × 1 cm = 2.05” × 1.34” × 0.39”

Main crystal size: 5.2 × 1.5 cm = 2.05” × 0.59”




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Prehnite with Epidote and Actinolite (variety byssolite)

Recorded under neon light
 

EGH87AN5: Polycrystalline aggregate of lustrous Prehnite with very well defined faces and edges, and with curvatures, on matrix. It is associated with Epidote and felty aggregates of Actinolite (variety byssolite). Excellent French classic.
The specimen comes from the Alain Martaud collection, whose label we will send to the buyer.
La Combe de la Selle, Saint-Christophe-en-Oisans, Le Bourg d'Oisans Comune, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (1990)

Specimen size: 7.8 × 6.3 × 3.6 cm = 3.07” × 2.48” × 1.42”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 1.5 cm = 0.67” × 0.59”

Former collection of Alain Martaud



Prehnite with Epidote and Actinolite (variety byssolite). Front
Front
Prehnite with Epidote and Actinolite (variety byssolite). Side
Side
Prehnite with Epidote and Actinolite (variety byssolite).
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Fluorite
Fluorite. Front
Front
Fluorite. Side
Side

Recorded under neon light
 

EFM91AN5: Druse of very sharp Fluorite crystals, between transparent and translucent, with good luster and an intense blue color with a fine geometric violet zoning on the edges.
This specimen, with crystals of unusual size for the locality and of a dominant blue color, is rare for what is known from this mine and comes from one specific find that was part of the Alain Martaud collection, whose label we will send to the buyer.
La Barre Mine, Saint-Jacques-d'Ambur, Pontgibaud, Saint-Ours, Riom, Puy-de-Dôme Department, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  France (2020)

Specimen size: 12.2 × 6.7 × 5.1 cm = 4.80” × 2.64” × 2.01”

Main crystal size: 3.3 × 2.3 cm = 1.30” × 0.91”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Alain Martaud



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Fluorite

Recorded under neon light
 

EMF49AN5: Very aerial druse of very sharp Fluorite crystals, rich in polycrystalline growths, extraordinarily transparent and lustrous and with a uniform pastel green color.
The specimen, of the best quality for this classic French locality, came from the Alain Martaud collection.
Fontsante Mine, Tanneron Massif, Var, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur  France (±1980)

Specimen size: 18 × 15 × 5.5 cm = 7.09” × 5.91” × 2.17”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Former collection of Alain Martaud



Fluorite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Fluorite. Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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EUROPE (excl. Spain, Portugal and France)

'Stilbite'
'Stilbite'. 'Stilbite'.

Recorded under neon light
 

TFM69AN5: Druse of groups of 'Stilbite' crystals with bow-tie growths, with very sharp crystal forms, translucent, lustrous and with a uniform yellow color.
The specimen, of great quality for the locality, comes from a private collection whose label we will send to the buyer.

Malmberget, Gällivare, Norrbotten, Lappland Province  Sweden

Specimen size: 12.2 × 5 × 2.3 cm = 4.80” × 1.97” × 0.91”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.3 cm = 0.20” × 0.12”




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