WEEKLY MINERAL & GEM AUCTIONS!

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This auction features an  outstanding selection of old classics and particularly a strong group of Southern California pegmatite classics and rarities from the Bill Larson and Bob Reynolds mineral Collections- both  out of California ; and classics from the Chet Lemanski mineral collection including many things we do not see on the market today - or in decades Heavy on 1960s-1990s finds, here!  

1. Large INDICOLITE TOURMALINE

2. Rare and classic SAN DIEGO GEM CRYSTALS  from the Bill Larson Collection

3. Selection of LARGE MUSEUM SIZED DISPLAY SPECIMENS 

4. Gem AQUAMARINE combination from a New Find

5. Unusual CALCITE from Mexico

6. Important large matrix EMERALD from Afghanistan

7. Classic old RHODOCHROSITE from Japan

8. Superb old RHODONITE from Franklin

Continuing with our special themed auctions we have a selection of higher-end specimens this week with $249 reserve bids. You'll find a wonderful mix of fine display specimens, plus rarities and gem crystals from contemporary and classic localities around the world!! Check out everything and be sure to pick up some good quality pieces for bargain prices.

Continuing with our series of gem auctions, we are offering a selection of fine quality gemstones that we acquired from the inventory of a respected wholesaler with decades of experience in the gem business.

 

You will find a wonderful mix of well-known, rare, unique and collector quality gems with reserve bids starting as low as $10.  Pay close attention to the quality in these auctions, as all of the stones are well-cut (many have unique custom cuts) and are not your typical "jewelry store" material.   There are many gems in these auctions that one rarely sees on the market, and even the more common material is better than what you'll find in a lot of other venues.

Our next entry of Fine Mineral Auctions from the holdings of the personal collection of dealer/collector "Burma Bill" Larson, assembled over 40 trips and nearly 30 years of travel to Myanmar (Burma) in its heyday as a specimen producer. This is a unique opportunity for all of us, ourselves included, to see the largest and broadest collection of specimen quality Burmese minerals, gems, lapidary items and artifacts assembled to date. Such focused collections built by single people in lucky times of production, as this was, are educational treasures because we dealers do not even see such quantity and breadth to learn context, without studying such rare assemblages. Due to the size of the collection (over 1000 items), we are posting installments every few months to either our website at iRocks.com or to the auctions here. Stay tuned for more!

For further information on this collection, assembled prior to 2008 and in storage for all that time until now, and which we are honored to have been the ones chosen to release, please also see our Wisdom Pocket blog: https://www.irocks.com/burma-and-spinels-in-my-collection

Other specimens currently for sale from our recent postings: https://www.irocks.com/galleries/bill-larson-burma-collection

Lastly, for a superb educational talking tour of Mogok, see our 2012 Dallas Symposium talk by Bill https://vimeo.com/546360999/d94ea08bff

important large Copper (Lemanski Coll.)
Copper Country, Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan
24.3 x 11.3 x 5.4 cm
Current Bid: $802
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Fluorite & Quartz w/ Pyrite (old style - 1990s) Lemanski Coll.
Shangbao Mine, Leiyang Co., Hengyang, Hunan, China
18.4 x 6.9 x 5.0 cm
Current Bid: $100
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Sulfur & Aragonite w/ bitumen (Kidwell Coll.)
Cozzo Disi Mine, Agrigento Prov., Sicily, Italy
14.0 x 12.6 x 6.4 cm
Current Bid: $525
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Hematite-included Amethyst (Royal Ontario Mus. & Kidwell Coll.)
Thunder Bay District, Ontario, Canada
10.8 x 8.2 x 5.6 cm
Current Bid: $70
Bidder: Private Bidder
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large Quartz plate (Kidwell Coll.)
Mt. Ida, Montgomery Co., Arkansas, USA
28.5 x 14.9 x 5.3 cm
Current Bid: $90
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Solution Quartz (Kidwell Coll.)
Jeffrey Quarry, Pulaski Co., Arkansas, USA
14.0 x 7.8 x 5.0 cm
Current Bid: $343
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Ram's Horn Selenite (Kidwell Coll.)
Bustillos Mine, Francisco Portillo, West Camp, Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico
14.7 x 12.0 x 7.7 cm
Current Bid: $50
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Fluorite (2 generations - old) Kidwell Coll.
Rosiclare Mining District, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
11.1 x 7.2 x 5.8 cm
Current Bid: $50
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Bi-colored Fluorite w/ Hydrocarbons (old - Lemanski Coll.)
Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
10.4 x 6.9 x 4.8 cm
Current Bid: $140
Bidder: Private Bidder
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large Quartz and Pumpellyite (rare & old!) Kidwell Coll.
Copper Country, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA
13.4 x 9.7 x 4.4 cm
Current Bid: $10
Bidder: Private Bidder
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reverse scepter, gem DT Smoky Quartz (Larson Coll.)
Pala Chief Mine, Chief Mt., Pala Mining Dist., San Diego Co., California, USA
8.0 x 3.5 x 3.0 cm
Current Bid: $98
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Fishtail-twin Gypsum
Salinas de Otuma, Pisco, Pisco Province, Ica, Peru
8.0 x 6.8 x 5.4 cm
Current Bid: $25
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Smoky Quartz with Indicolite Tourmaline (RARE!) Scripps & Larson Coll.
Fargo Mine, Hiriart Mtn., Pala Mining Dist., San Diego Co., California, USA
6.4 x 4.1 x 3.9 cm
Current Bid: $233
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Bi-colored Tourmalines (Larson Coll.)
Tourmaline King Mine, Tourmaline Queen Mtn., Pala Mining Dist.San Diego Co., California, USA
4.8 x 0.5 x 0.5 cm (largest of 3)
Current Bid: $330
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Gemmy bi-colored Tourmaline (Larson Coll.)
Pala Chief Mine, Chief Mt., Pala Mining Dist., San Diego Co., California, USA
3.3 x 2.8 x 2.0 cm
Current Bid: $210
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Morganite with Tourmaline (Larson Coll.)
Elizabeth R. Mine, Chief Mt., Pala Mining Dist., San Diego Co., California, USA
2.7 x 2.1 x 2.0 cm
Current Bid: $175
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Lepidolite on Microcline Feldspar (Larson Coll.)
Himalaya Mine, Gem Hill, Mesa Grande., San Diego Co., California, USA
3.3 x 3.3 x 2.4 cm
Current Bid: $60
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Bi-colored Tourmalines & Quartz (Larson Coll.)
Stewart Mine, Pala Mining Dist., San Diego Co., California, USA
3.6 x 1.4 x 1.4 cm (largest of 3)
Current Bid: $205
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Kunzite (RARE locale!) Larson Coll.
Cryo-Genie Mine, Warner Springs Mining Dist., San Diego Co., California, USA
3.5 x 1.3 x 1.0 cm
Current Bid: $187
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Fluorapatite on Cleavelandite (RARE locale) Larson Coll.
Cryo-Genie Mine, Warner Springs Mining Dist., San Diego Co., California, USA
4.0 x 2.8 x 2.1 cm
Current Bid: $177
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Almandine-Spessartine Garnet (Larson Coll.)
Little Cahuilla Mtn., Cahuilla Mining Dist., Riverside Co., California, USA
3.6 x 3.4 x 3.3 cm
Current Bid: $20
Bidder: Private Bidder
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large Pyrite octahedrons
Huanzala Mine, Huallanca, Ancash, Peru
14.4 x 13.2 x 10.1 cm
Current Bid: $70
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Iceland spar Calcite (optical grade - old Mexico) Kidwell Coll.
Chihuahua, Mexico
7.0 x 5.2 x 5.0 cm
Current Bid: $225
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Chlorite ps. Almandine Garnet (old classic!) Kidwell Coll.
Michigamme Mine, Michigamme, Marquette Co., Michigan, USA
7.3 x 5.7 x 5.4 cm
Current Bid: $20
Bidder: Private Bidder
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large gem Indicolite Tourmaline
Pederneira mine, Sao Jose da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil
12.6 x 2.0 x 1.0 cm
Current Bid: $975
Bidder: Private Bidder
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gem Aquamarine on Feldspar with Quartz (New Find)
Shigar Valley, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
13.2 x 9.8 x 6.8 cm
Current Bid: $605
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Unusual Manganoan Calcite (fluorescent) Weaver Coll.
Palmarejo Mine, Chinipas Mun., Chihuahua, Mexico
13.6 x 5.6 x 3.9 cm
Current Bid: $110
Bidder: Private Bidder
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large polished "eye" Agate slab
Minas Gerais, Brazil
21.5 x 15.0 x 0.5 cm
Current Bid: $119
Bidder: Private Bidder
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large cave Calcite w/ Hyalite Opal (Weaver Coll.)
Vieja Mine, West Camp, Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico
18.0 x 13.3 x 9.9 cm
Current Bid: $230
Bidder: Private Bidder
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large stepped Calcite (classic locale) Kidwell Coll.
Picher Field, Ottawa Co., Oklahoma, USA
11.5 x 8.0 x 5.9 cm
Current Bid: $20
Bidder: Private Bidder
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