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THE JORDI FABRE COLLECTION (DUPLICATES)
Jordi Fabre Texts: Jordi Fabre
Translation: Alfredo Petrov
Alfredo Petrov

 

Pyrite
Pyrite. Pyrite.

Recorded under neon light
Pyrite
 

JFD75AO0: When I bought this very unusual piece I had many illusions because of its alleged rarity and, as often happens, analyses demolished my illusions. It's a Pyrite, just Pyrite, but it's weird as hell, right?
Minas da Panasqueira, Aldeia de São Francisco de Assis, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Cova da Beira, Centro  Portugal (±1988)

Specimen size: 7.1 × 3.9 × 3.7 cm = 2.80” × 1.54” × 1.46”

Main crystal size: 3.1 × 2.6 cm = 1.22” × 1.02”

Former collection of Jordi Fabre (duplicates)



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Fluorapatite with Siderite

Recorded under neon light
Fluorapatite with Siderite
 

JFD77AO0: A great specimen of Fluorapatite, very perfect, a floater, with very good colour, zoning, and outstandingly sharp and lustrous.
Minas da Panasqueira, Aldeia de São Francisco de Assis, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Cova da Beira, Centro  Portugal (±1989)

Specimen size: 8.4 × 6 × 3.3 cm = 3.31” × 2.36” × 1.30”

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

Former collection of Jordi Fabre (duplicates)



Fluorapatite with Siderite. Front
Front
Fluorapatite with Siderite. Side
Side
Fluorapatite with Siderite.
Order
Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite. Front
Front
Pyromorphite. Side
Side
Pyromorphite. Side
Side
Pyromorphite.

Recorded under neon light
Pyromorphite
 

JFD79AO0: A sensational piece (or at least it seems so to me) in which the Pyromorphite has large crystals and a very nice color zoning: the body of the crystals is brown and the terminations are yellow. The piece is a floater, very perfect, and it has a good luster, unlike others with this color association that are usually more matte. It is the fruit of a time in my life when, due to my great passion for Des Farges pyromorphites, I constantly visited the homes of former miners there, and sometimes, as in this case, got a pleasant surprise.
Des Farges Mine (Les Farges Mine), Ussel, Corrèze, Nouvelle-Aquitaine  France (±1975)

Specimen size: 5.8 × 4.1 × 2.6 cm = 2.28” × 1.61” × 1.02”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.9 cm = 0.47” × 0.35”

Former collection of Jordi Fabre (duplicates)



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Cerussite on Quartz with iron oxides inclusions

Recorded under neon light
Cerussite on Quartz with iron oxides inclusions
 

JFD80AO0: Less famous than Touissit or Mibladen, Taouz cerussites can be attractive too. In this case, although the very aerial crystals are small, their snow-white color contrasts with the dark matrix in which there are small Quartz crystals with inclusions of iron oxides.
Taouz, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (±1990)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 3.7 × 2 cm = 2.52” × 1.46” × 0.79”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.8 cm = 0.35” × 0.31”

Former collection of Jordi Fabre (duplicates)



Cerussite on Quartz with iron oxides inclusions. Cerussite on Quartz with iron oxides inclusions.
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Baryte with inclusions and Quartz
Baryte with inclusions and Quartz. Front
Front
Baryte with inclusions and Quartz. Side
Side
Baryte with inclusions and Quartz.

Recorded under neon light
Baryte with inclusions and Quartz
 

JFD82AO0: The Bou Nahas mine produced many pyrites and barytes early in its history. Out of so much material I chose this piece, with the Baryte crystal isolated on the Quartz and with a slight bluish central thread unlike the first barytes from there, which had more yellow tones.
Bou Nahas Mine, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Commune, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (12/2011)

Specimen size: 6.3 × 5.1 × 4.7 cm = 2.48” × 2.01” × 1.85”

Main crystal size: 4.3 × 2.8 cm = 1.69” × 1.10”

Former collection of Jordi Fabre (duplicates)



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Vanadinite (variety As-bearing)

Recorded under neon light
Vanadinite (variety As-bearing)
 

JFD83AO0: This is one of the first arsenical vanadinites I got. When the Touissit mine was in operation, they were not very common, and I remember that they were expensive. Later, with the mine already closed, more arsenical vanadinites have been found in old workings, or in artisanal diggings in areas further north of Touissit. In any case, it is a good piece, with a much more intense color than the more recent specimens and with some lighter color zoning that gives it a curious appearance. The piece is a floater and does not have any damaged crystals.
Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region  Morocco (1991)

Specimen size: 8.4 × 6.8 × 2.2 cm = 3.31” × 2.68” × 0.87”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.4 cm = 0.31” × 0.16”

Former collection of Jordi Fabre (duplicates)



Vanadinite (variety As-bearing). Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Vanadinite (variety As-bearing). Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Calcite with Baryte and Pyrite
Calcite with Baryte and Pyrite. Calcite with Baryte and Pyrite.
Calcite with Baryte and Pyrite.

Recorded under neon light
Calcite with Baryte and Pyrite
 

JFD84AO0: Very interesting specimen for this mine because the very aesthetic Calcite crystals sit on large Baryte crystals coated by what look like orange iron oxides and are accompanied by small Pyrite crystals. Baryte is not a common mineral in El Hammam, I have rarely seen it there, much less in large crystals as in this case. As sometimes happens, I didn't buy it in Morocco but in Tucson 2009, from the Moroccan Ahmed Es Seouani.
El Hammam, Meknès, Meknès Prefecture, Drâa-Tafilalet Region  Morocco (11/2008)

Specimen size: 9 × 8.2 × 7.7 cm = 3.54” × 3.23” × 3.03”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 1.4 cm = 0.67” × 0.55”

Former collection of Jordi Fabre (duplicates)



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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


BOB NOBLE THUMBNAIL COLLECTION

Diopside
 

TQA46AO0: Group of Diopside crystals with an unusual habit, tabular in appearance, but actually formed by very flat dominant prisms. Very transparent, lustrous, and with a color that varies from pale yellow to violet.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. (Bob) Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec  Canada

Specimen size: 3.4 × 2.1 × 1 cm = 1.34” × 0.83” × 0.39”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.6 cm = 0.35” × 0.24”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Diopside. Front
Front
Diopside. Side
Side
Diopside.
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Axinite (Group)
Axinite (Group). Front
Front
Axinite (Group). Side
Side
 

TBR56AO0: Parallel growth of sharp Axinite (Group) crystals, translucent, with good luster and an excellent smoky color with violet tones.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. (Bob) Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Bor Pit, Dalnegorsk B deposit, Dalnegorsk, Dalnegorsk Urban District, Primorsky Krai  Russia

Specimen size: 3.1 × 1.8 × 1.2 cm = 1.22” × 0.71” × 0.47”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Fluorapatite
 

TLB6AO0: Group of tabular Fluorapatite crystals with sharp crystal forms, translucent, with good luster and a uniform white color.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. (Bob) Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Ánimas Mine, Ánimas , Chocaya, Municipio Atocha, Sud Chichas Province, Potosí Department  Bolivia

Specimen size: 2.2 × 1.7 × 1.3 cm = 0.87” × 0.67” × 0.51”

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

Former collection of Bob Noble



Fluorapatite. Fluorapatite.
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Cassiterite
Cassiterite. Cassiterite.
 

TLA14AO0: Very aerial group of cyclic Cassiterite twins, with sharp crystal forms, translucent, with very bright luster and a deep color. On matrix, with small Quartz crystals.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. (Bob) Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Viloco Mine, Loayza Province, La Paz Department  Bolivia

Specimen size: 2.2 × 1.8 × 1.4 cm = 0.87” × 0.71” × 0.55”

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

Former collection of Bob Noble



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Spodumene
 

TXM56AO0: Complete floater crystal of Spodumene with very sharp crystal forms, transparent, pale green with yellowish tones, and with a bright luster.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. (Bob) Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Kunar Valley, Kunar Province (Konar)  Afghanistan

Specimen size: 3.2 × 0.9 × 0.7 cm = 1.26” × 0.35” × 0.28”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Spodumene. Front
Front
Spodumene. Side
Side
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Quartz (variety smoky)
Quartz (variety smoky). Front
Front
Quartz (variety smoky). Side
Side
 

TVR11AO0: Complete doubly terminated crystal of Quartz (smoky variety), on matrix, transparent, with good luster and very deep and uniform smoky tones.
An Australian classic that we will ship in its original Perky box from the Robert J. (Bob) Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Mooralla, Southern Grampians Shire, Victoria  Australia

Specimen size: 3.3 × 2.8 × 1.8 cm = 1.30” × 1.10” × 0.71”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.9 cm = 0.39” × 0.35”

Former collection of Bob Noble



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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


CARLES CURTO COLLECTION (duplicates)

Diopside with Grossular (variety hessonite)

Recorded under neon light
Diopside with Grossular (variety hessonite)
 

CMB96AO0: Diopside as elongated crystals with sharp crystal forms, transparent, with good luster and an intense color. On matrix, with small crystals of Grossular (hessonite variety). A fine Italian classic.
Becchi delle Curbassere, Val d'Ala, Lanzo Valleys (Valli di Lanzo), Metropolitan City of Turin Province, Piedmont (Piemonte)  Italy

Specimen size: 4.8 × 4.2 × 3 cm = 1.89” × 1.65” × 1.18”

Main crystal size: 1.9 × 0.2 cm = 0.75” × 0.08”

Former collection of Carles Curto (duplicates)



Diopside with Grossular (variety hessonite). Diopside with Grossular (variety hessonite).
Diopside with Grossular (variety hessonite).
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Dravite with Muscovite
Dravite with Muscovite. Dravite with Muscovite.

Recorded under neon light
Dravite with Muscovite
 

CCF46AO0: Isolated Dravite crystals with a flattened bipyramidal shape, with perfectly sharp crystal forms, translucent, with good luster and a nice brown color with orange tones, on a Muscovite matrix.
Sar-e Sang, Koksha Valley, Khash & Kuran Wa Munjan Districts, Badakhshan Province  Afghanistan (±2011)

Specimen size: 4.0 × 5.6 × 2.3 cm = 1.57” × 2.20” × 0.91”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 1.1 cm = 0.47” × 0.43”

Former collection of Carles Curto (duplicates)



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Silver

Recorded under neon light
Silver
 

CTB48AO0: Dendritic growth of extremely elongated Silver crystals, with good terminations and, as a whole, a very attractive aesthetic, as is often the case with pieces from this deposit. An old Australian classic of excellent quality.
Endeavor Mine (Elura Mine), Cobar, Robinson County, New South Wales  Australia

Specimen size: 6.2 × 4.7 × 0.8 cm = 2.44” × 1.85” × 0.31”

Main crystal size: 4.8 × 0.3 cm = 1.89” × 0.12”

Former collection of Carles Curto (duplicates)



Silver. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Silver. Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Silver. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
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Main Show - 2006
Claus Hedegaard - 2009
At the Main Show - 2013
Tucson - 2010
Main Show - 2006 Claus Hedegaard - 2009 At the Main Show - 2013 Tucson - 2010


USA


Smuggler's Inn - 2007
Bob Cook, with The Master and Merle - 2012
Roncza -> Spann photo duel - 2011
For the kids - 2005
Smuggler's Inn - 2007 Bob Cook, with The Master
and Merle - 2012
Roncza -> Spann
photo duel - 2011
For the kids - 2005


Calcite replaced by sand
Calcite replaced by sand. Front
Front
Calcite replaced by sand. Rear
Rear

Recorded under neon light
 

TPM76AO0: Group of crystals, with one of them clearly dominant and all of them doubly terminated, totally occupied by inclusions of sand. They are formed by a prism with curved edges and a poorly defined terminal rhombohedron. An American classic which it is currently very difficult to obtain in good specimens as the area in which they were found has been declared a National Park.
Rattlesnake Butte, Jackson County, South Dakota  USA

Specimen size: 9.3 × 6.7 × 4.5 cm = 3.66” × 2.64” × 1.77”

Main crystal size: 7.6 × 3 cm = 2.99” × 1.18”




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Smithsonite

Recorded under neon light
 

TFB87AO0: Spheroidal growths of Smithsonite, on matrix, translucent, with a satin luster and a uniform bluish green color. An American classic.
Kelly Mine, Magdalena, Magdalena District, Socorro County, New Mexico  USA

Specimen size: 8.2 × 5.4 × 4.2 cm = 3.23” × 2.13” × 1.65”




Smithsonite. Smithsonite.
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Pyrite
Pyrite. Front
Front
Pyrite. Rear
Rear
Pyrite.

Recorded under neon light
 

EDX48AO0: Spheroidal nodules of Pyrite crystals with the dominant faces of the octahedron, very shiny, included in a carbonaceous matrix.
State Bridge area, Rocky Mountain, Eagle County, Colorado  USA

Specimen size: 7.6 × 6.3 × 4.4 cm = 2.99” × 2.48” × 1.73”

Main crystal size: 2.9 × 2.3 cm = 1.14” × 0.91”




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Rhodochrosite with Quartz, Chalcopyrite and Pyrite

Recorded under neon light
 

EPQ46AO0: Groups of profiled rhombohedral Rhodochrosite crystals, with an intense color, on matrix. Associated with small Quartz crystals and Chalcopyrite and Pyrite coatings. The specimen, an old American classic, comes from the Bob and Jeanette Barnes collection.
Champion Mine, Cinnamon Pass, Lake City, Hinsdale County, Colorado  USA

Specimen size: 6.6 × 4.4 × 3.5 cm = 2.60” × 1.73” × 1.38”

Main crystal size: 0.2 × 0.2 cm = 0.08” × 0.08”




Rhodochrosite with Quartz, Chalcopyrite and Pyrite. Rhodochrosite with Quartz, Chalcopyrite and Pyrite.
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Sphalerite with Galena and Chalcopyrite
Sphalerite with Galena and Chalcopyrite. Sphalerite with Galena and Chalcopyrite.
Sphalerite with Galena and Chalcopyrite.

Recorded under neon light
 

MTL89AO0: Druse of twinned Sphalerite crystals with very well defined faces and edges, translucent, very bright and with dominant orange tones, with yellow reflections. On matrix, with small Galena crystals and twinned Chalcopyrite crystals. An American classic from a locality from which it is currently very difficult to obtain good specimens.
Commodore Mine, Creede District, Mineral County, Colorado  USA

Specimen size: 8.4 × 6.4 × 2.8 cm = 3.31” × 2.52” × 1.10”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 1 cm = 0.47” × 0.39”




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