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.