WEEKLY MINERAL & GEM AUCTIONS!

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This week's special themed auction features a selection of high-end minerals with $999 reserve bids. Nearly all of the items in this auction is valued at least at $3,000 and range up to $6,000 retail! You'll find a great mix of fine quality specimens (and sometimes gems) from new and contemporary discoveries plus classics and showy display specimens! Check them out and pick up some great pieces for bargain prices.

We are honored to host the first deaccession auction of long-held duplicates and treasures from the Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks & Minerals, recently selected from their extensive collection built in the late 1900s by founders Richard and Helen Rice. Most of these items have never been seen outside of the museum and even then, some of them have simply been warehoused and not on display, for decades. We hope you enjoy this fine and diverse selection.
This is the first set of items set to close on Saturday, April 17.
We would like to thank the additional donors who contributed items to assist with fundraising for the museum. Most items listed are from the museum's collection, though several items from external donors are acknowledged in individual item descriptions.

We are honored to host the first deaccession auction of long-held duplicates and treasures from the Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks & Minerals, recently selected from their extensive collection built in the late 1900s by founders Richard and Helen Rice. Most of these items have never been seen outside of the museum and even then, some of them have simply been warehoused and not on display, for decades. We hope you enjoy this fine and diverse selection.
This is the second set of items set to close on Saturday, April 17.
We would like to thank the additional donors who contributed items to assist with fundraising for the museum. Most items listed are from the museum's collection, though several items from external donors are acknowledged in individual item descriptions.

Azurite with Malachite
Liufengshan Mine, Guichi District, Chizhou, Anhui, China
12.3 x 10.3 x 4.7 cm
Starting Bid: $999
Time Left:
Close Time: 04/15/2021 5:45:00 pm (CDT)
Fluorite (large octahedral crystals) with Quartz
Xianghualing Mine (Hsianghualing Mine), Xianghualing Sn-polymetallic ore field, Linwu Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China
12.5 x 10.1 x 9.8 cm
Starting Bid: $999
Time Left:
Close Time: 04/15/2021 5:45:00 pm (CDT)
Diamond (10 crystal set) (3.89 carats)
Miba Mine, Mbuji Mayi, Kasaï-Oriental, Democratic Republic of Congo 
2.5 mm to 3.0 mm (approx each)
Starting Bid: $999
Time Left:
Close Time: 04/15/2021 5:45:00 pm (CDT)
Fluorite (classic GEM twinned crystals)
Rogerley Mine, Rogerley Quarry, Frosterley, Weardale, County Durham, England, UK
5.8 x 4.8 x 4.7 cm
Starting Bid: $999
Time Left:
Close Time: 04/15/2021 5:45:00 pm (CDT)
Hemimorphite (superb color and quality - rare 2018 discovery)
Myanmar
7.4 x 5.3 x 5.2 cm
Starting Bid: $999
Time Left:
Close Time: 04/15/2021 5:45:00 pm (CDT)
Rhodochrosite (superb twin)
Poudrette Quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, La Vallee-du-Richelieu RCM, Monteregie, Quebec, Canada
4.1 x 3.1 x 0.8 cm
Starting Bid: $999
Time Left:
Close Time: 04/15/2021 5:45:00 pm (CDT)
Prehnite and Epidote (cast after Anhydrite)
Djouga diggings, Bendougou village, Arrondissement Diakon, Commune Diakon, Cercle de Bafoulabe, Kayes Region, Mali
12.8 x 5.2 x 4.8 cm
Current Bid: $999
Bidder: duncangb
Time Left:
Close Time: 04/15/2021 5:45:00 pm (CDT)
Turquoise pseudomorph after Apatite (large specimen!)
Zhushan Co., Shiyan, Hubei, China
8.8 x 5.7 x 3.3 cm
Starting Bid: $999
Time Left:
Close Time: 04/15/2021 5:45:00 pm (CDT)
Chrysoberyl (var: Alexandrite) (ex Chet Lemanski Collection)
Novello Mine, Masvingo (Fort Victoria), Masvingo, Zimbabwe
3.2 x 2.7 x 2.1 cm
Starting Bid: $999
Time Left:
Close Time: 04/15/2021 5:45:00 pm (CDT)
Rutile (Reticulated Twins) included in Quartz
Paulista, Presidente Kubitschek, Minas Gerais, Brazil
12.3 x 4.6 x 4.5 cm
Current Bid: $999
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 04/15/2021 5:45:00 pm (CDT)
Fluorite (ex Chet Lemanski Collection)
Shangbao Mine, Leiyang Co., Hengyang Prefecture, Hunan, China
18.3 x 12.0 x 11.4 cm
Starting Bid: $999
Time Left:
Close Time: 04/15/2021 5:45:00 pm (CDT)
Danburite (classic material) (ex Gary Weaver Collection)
Charcas, Charcas Municipality, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
9.3 x 4.1 x 3.2 cm
Starting Bid: $999
Time Left:
Close Time: 04/15/2021 5:45:00 pm (CDT)
Pyrite (excellent large crystal) (classic material)
Leonard Mine, Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana, USA
5.3 x 3.8 x 2.8 cm
Starting Bid: $999
Time Left:
Close Time: 04/15/2021 5:45:00 pm (CDT)
Tanzanite
Merelani Hills, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region, Tanzania
5.3 x 1.3 x 1.0 cm
Current Bid: $999
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 04/15/2021 5:45:00 pm (CDT)
Andradite Garnet (LARGE specimen) (2,365 grams)
Huanggang Fe-Sn deposit, Hexigten Banner, Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia, China
15.2 x 12.3 x 8.8 cm
Starting Bid: $999
Time Left:
Close Time: 04/15/2021 5:45:00 pm (CDT)
Tantalite-(Mn) (superb quality) on Albite (ex Herb Obodda)
Bulochi, Astore District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
4.5 x 3.8 x 3.2 cm
Starting Bid: $999
Time Left:
Close Time: 04/15/2021 5:45:00 pm (CDT)
Hambergite (excellent gemmy twins) on Albite (ex Obodda)
Shigar Valley, Shigar District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
5.7 x 3.2 x 3.0 cm
Starting Bid: $999
Time Left:
Close Time: 04/15/2021 5:45:00 pm (CDT)
Bornite (excellent classic crystals)
Dzhezkazgan mining district, Karaganda Region, Kazakhstan
8.5 x 6.5 x 3.5 cm
Starting Bid: $999
Time Left:
Close Time: 04/15/2021 5:45:00 pm (CDT)
Rubellite Tourmaline (ex Bill Larson Collection) (self-collected)
Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande Mining District, San Diego County, California, USA
47.41 ct ; 26.05 mm x 21.20 mm
Starting Bid: $999
Time Left:
Close Time: 04/15/2021 5:45:00 pm (CDT)
Azurite (superb old classic) (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
Holbrook Mine (Holbrook Shaft), Copper Queen Mine, Queen Hill, Bisbee, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
13.2 x 8.3 x 4.3 cm
Current Bid: $1,024
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 04/15/2021 5:45:00 pm (CDT)
Fluorite (GEM crystals!)
Yaogangxian Mine, Yaogangxian W-Sn ore field, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
6.9 x 6.2 x 4.3 cm
Starting Bid: $999
Time Left:
Close Time: 04/15/2021 5:45:00 pm (CDT)
large Calcite with Copper inclusions
Quincy Mine, Hancock, Houghton Co., Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA
23.0 x 4.5 x 9.0 cm
Current Bid: $1,550
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 04/17/2021 6:00:00 pm (CDT)
Wulfenite with Mimetite
Mammoth-St. Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
16.0 x 10.5 x 4.5 cm
Current Bid: $430
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 04/17/2021 6:00:00 pm (CDT)
Austinite (formerly Barthite)
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Mun. de Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
13.5 x 8.5 x 7.0 cm
Current Bid: $575
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 04/17/2021 6:00:00 pm (CDT)
Andradite Garnet, Sphalerite with Galena
El Mochito Mine, Las Vegas, Yojoa region, Santa Barbara Department, Honduras
16.0 x 8.5 x 10.5 cm
Current Bid: $775
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 04/17/2021 6:00:00 pm (CDT)
Chalcopyrite on Quartz
Boldut Mine, Cavnic, Maramures, Romania
15.0 x 13.0 x 8.0 cm
Current Bid: $2,719
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 04/17/2021 6:00:00 pm (CDT)
Fluorapophyllite with Stilbite
Pashan, Pune Quarries, near Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
6.0 x 4.0 x 3.0 cm
Current Bid: $220
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 04/17/2021 6:00:00 pm (CDT)
Calcite with Benstonite, on Fluorite
Minerva No. 1 Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
12.0 x 10.5 x 7.0 cm
Current Bid: $160
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 04/17/2021 6:00:00 pm (CDT)
Fluorite
Chenzhou District, Hunan, China
27.0 x 13.0 x 17.0 cm
Current Bid: $875
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 04/17/2021 6:00:00 pm (CDT)
Beryl var. Aquamarine with Muscovite
Baltistan, Skardu Dist., Shigar Valley, Northern Areas, Pakistan
15.0 x 12.0 x 7.0 cm
Current Bid: $621
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 04/17/2021 6:00:00 pm (CDT)