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$25 and $10 RESERVE GEMSTONE CONSIGNMENT AUCTION - Ends December 8th, 2016

Ends December 8th, 2016 at 7:00 PM (Central Time)

Here we have one of our popular combined auction of mixed gems of varying reserve prices
($25 and $10 respectively this week)
Unique and attractive items as always - check them out !!
Questions about Gems?: CONTACT Gem admin Brian Kosnar: click here

FINE MINERAL COLLECTION and INVENTORY LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 2 of 2) - end December 8, 2016

Ends December 8th, 2016
at 6:45 PM (Central Time Zone)

A great mix with pieces from the Willard Wulff Collection along with an exciting selection of pieces with specimen from world famous classic localities, along with contemporary discoveries, native elements, rarities, gem crystals and more! We’re not just listing the standard “20 species” from week to week, but an eclectic mix of interesting minerals, classic material and hard to find species that appeal to wide range of collectors. You will see a lot of exciting material in the coming weeks and months with plenty of desirable specimens for all tastes!


Some of the highlights from this week’s include:
1. Classic COPPER included in CALCITE from the Phoenix Mine, Keweenaw County, Michigan
2. Unique and interesting bi-color cat’s eye DRAVITE TOURMALINE from Tanzania
3. Rare PHOSPHOPHYLLITE on matrix from the Huayllani Mine, Bolivia
4. A wonderful LARGE CABINET RHODOCHROSITE from the Sunnyside Mine in Colorado
5. CUPRIAN ADAMITE from Mexico with a 2.0 cm CRYSTAL!
6. Rare reddish-purple colored gemmy DIASPORE from Myanmar
7. A very rare specimen of NIGERITE (Ferronigerite-2N1S) from Namibia " ex Charlie Key

FINE MINERAL LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 1 of 2) - end THURSDAY, Dec. 8th, 2016

Ends Thursday Dec. 8, 2016
at 6:30 PM (Central Time Zone)

This auction set, like all of ours, features mineral specimens from various large collections and lots we have purchased over the years, mixed together and given back to you as a mix of all kinds of minerals for all mineral collectors - surely the largest variety of fine mineral specimens on the internet, for auction. Look for rare species, old classics, and many good things hard to find at any price, let alone at auction! Featured collections being dispersed include the Obodda collection and dealer inventory, Orrelana collection (Spain minerals), Vajdak (rarities), and many others.


Some of the highlights from this week’s include:
1. Excellent and unusual TOURMALINES
2. Weird angle plated QUARTZ
3. Large, Sculptural Los Lamentos WULFENITE from the 1970s or earlier
4. Fine large and rich Meikle Mine BARITE.
5. Classic, rare and old European and USA specimens
6. RARE large cushion cut cats eye TOURMALINE from the Bill Larson Collection

SPECIAL $100 and $50 RESERVE GEMSTONE AUCTION - Ends December 1st, 2016

Ends Thursday, December 1st, 2016 at 7:00 PM (Central Time)

ATTENTION! We are pleased to announce that we have purchased a notable collection / supply from a retiring gem dealer of beautiful mixed stones, cabochons and jewelry which we will be offering at liquidation prices!!

Keep watching every week for a great mix and new variety of good quality gemstones to appear over the next year. Reserve prices will typically be $100 and $50 on the better material every other week, with $25 and $10 reserves on alternating weeks.
Questions about Gems?: CONTACT Gem admin Brian Kosnar: click here

FINE MINERAL COLLECTION and INVENTORY LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 2 of 2) - end December 1, 2016

Ends December 1st, 2016
NOTE EARLIER CLOSING TIME at 6:00 PM !!! (Central Time Zone)

A great mix with pieces from the Willard Wulff Collection along with an exciting selection of pieces with specimen from world famous classic localities, along with contemporary discoveries, native elements, rarities, gem crystals and more! We’re not just listing the standard “20 species” from week to week, but an eclectic mix of interesting minerals, classic material and hard to find species that appeal to wide range of collectors. You will see a lot of exciting material in the coming weeks and months with plenty of desirable specimens for all tastes!


Some of the highlights from this week’s include:
1. A showy and fine quality SIDERITE on pseudomorphs of Pyrite after Siderite from Bolivia
2. A old time GEM TOURMALINE from the Himalaya Mine in California - ex George English!
3. Rare RAINBOW ANDRADITE GARNET from Japan
4. A fine quality TUNELLITE from Boron, California
5. Newly discovered CALCITE ("rosette") included with Actinolite from China
6. Rarities include Hodrusite, Ludlockite, Bayleyite with Schrockingerite, Clausthalite and Minium

SPECIAL LIQUIDATION AUCTION: Hoppel Collection RARE SPECIES & CLASSIC MINERALS Mineral Liquidation Auction ends 530 PM on Dec 1, 2016

NOTE SPECIAL END TIME: 530 PM CST on Dec 1st., 26
We are honored to present the fifth (of 6) megasized set of several large auctions of rare species and fine locality pieces and classic mineral specimens from the massive Hoppel Collection. After several years of holding back many rare species and more sophisticated collector specimens from the Hoppel collection, I have negotiated a deal to let me offer these specimens to my customers via our own auction style. Bidding starts at $10 even though many specimens are valued at $1000 and more! We are excited that these liquidation auctions will bring to market hundreds of specimens of importance to collectors, many from the 1980s and 1990s heyday of a previous generation of old mineral collection dispersals!

SPECIAL HOLIDAY LARGE CABINET MINERAL SPECIMEN LIQUIDATION AUCTION - Ends SATURDAY November 26, 2016

Ends SATURDAY, November 26th, 2016 at 7:15 PM (Central Time)

A special auction that we put together for the holidays featuring a full page of ALL LARGE CABINET display specimens. Over the years we like to do themed auctions, especially during the holiday season, and this was a great opportunity for us to put together a selection of big showy pieces that we’ve culled from the inventory and collections that we’ve purchased recently. Plenty of good quality specimens that will probably end up being great bargains for you bidders.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the size and weight of each individual specimen, there will be an ADDITIONAL SHIPPING CHARGE per piece, so please keep this in mind. If you have any questions, please ask before placing your bids. Thank you!

$25 and $10 RESERVE GEMSTONE CONSIGNMENT AUCTION - Ends SATURDAY November 26th, 2016

Ends SATURDAY, November 26th, 2016 , at 7:00 PM (Central Time Zone)

Here we have one of our popular combined auction of mixed gems of varying reserve prices
($25 and $10 respectively this week)
Unique and attractive items as always - check them out !!
Questions about Gems?: CONTACT Gem admin Brian Kosnar: click here

FINE MINERAL COLLECTION and INVENTORY LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 2 of 2) - end SATURDAY November 26th, 2016

Ends SATURDAY, November 26th, 2016 at 6:45 PM (Central Time Zone)

A great mix with pieces from the Willard Wulff Collection along with an exciting selection of pieces with specimen from world famous classic localities, along with contemporary discoveries, native elements, rarities, gem crystals and more! We’re not just listing the standard “20 species” from week to week, but an eclectic mix of interesting minerals, classic material and hard to find species that appeal to wide range of collectors. You will see a lot of exciting material in the coming weeks and months with plenty of desirable specimens for all tastes!


Some of the highlights from this week’s include:
1. A fine quality classic STIBNITE from Romania with thick prismatic crystals!
2. Big old-time gemmy TOPAZ from Catugi (Tres Barras), Brazil weighing 1,955 carats!
3. Classic GEM quality CERUSSITE on matrix from the Grand Reef Mine, Arizona
4. Historic KYANITE crystal group from Litchfield County, Connecticut
5. A rarely seen BLUE BERYL crystal from Pima County, Arizona!
6. Classic old-time SPHALERITE with GALENA from Weardale, England,

FINE MINERAL LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 1 of 2) - end SATURDAY, Nov 26th, 2016

Ends SATURDAY (DUE TO THE HOLIDAY WEEK) on November 26th, 2016
at 6:30 PM (Central Time Zone)

We work hard to buy multiple collections and new finds, all year round, to flow together into the most diverse set of fine mineral specimens for our customers online. Look for rares, old classics, and many good things hard to find at any price, let alone at auction!


Some of the highlights from this week’s include:
1. Fine Colorado LEAF GOLD thumbnail
2. Beautiful and rare red gem Tourmaline
3. Old, rare and classic USA and European specimens
4. Rare and excellent SHATTUCKITE combo from Africa
5, 9-piece IMPERIAL TOPAZ crystal set
6. Gemmy 1940s BRAZILIANITE and an AFGHANI TOURMALINE

SPECIAL $100 and $50 RESERVE GEMSTONE AUCTION - Ends November 17th, 2016

Ends Thursday, November 17th, 2016 at 7:00 PM (Central Time)

ATTENTION! We are pleased to announce that we have purchased a notable collection / supply from a retiring gem dealer of beautiful mixed stones, cabochons and jewelry which we will be offering at liquidation prices!!

Keep watching every week for a great mix and new variety of good quality gemstones to appear over the next year. Reserve prices will typically be $100 and $50 on the better material every other week, with $25 and $10 reserves on alternating weeks.
Questions about Gems?: CONTACT Gem admin Brian Kosnar: click here

FINE MINERAL COLLECTION and INVENTORY LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 2 of 2) - end November 17th, 2016

Ends November 17th, 2016
at 6:45 PM (Central Time Zone)

A great mix with pieces from the Willard Wulff Collection along with an exciting selection of pieces with specimen from world famous classic localities, along with contemporary discoveries, native elements, rarities, gem crystals and more! We’re not just listing the standard “20 species” from week to week, but an eclectic mix of interesting minerals, classic material and hard to find species that appeal to wide range of collectors. You will see a lot of exciting material in the coming weeks and months with plenty of desirable specimens for all tastes!


Some of the highlights from this week’s include:
1. A gorgeous large cabinet display specimen of fine quality BARITE from the Meikle Mine in Nevada
2. “Floater” sharp twinned gemmy red CINNABAR from Ukraine
3. Wonderful crystallized COPPER from the Mass Mine in Ontonagon County, Michigan
4. Classic old-time golden BARITE on matrix from Frizington, Cumbria, England
5. A hard to find AXINITE-(Fe) crystal from Mexico with a label from Dr. Fred Pough!
6. Rarities include Stephanite, Vauxite, Emmonsite, Cuprian Austinite, Paratacmite, and Tarbuttite

POST MUNICH SHOW FINE MINERAL COLLECTION and INVENTORY LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 1 of 2) - end November 17th, 2016

Ends November 17th, 2016
at 6:30 PM (Central Time Zone)

We work hard to buy multiple collections and new finds, all year round, to flow together into the most diverse set of fine mineral specimens for our customers online. Look for rares, old classics, and many good things hard to find at any price, let alone at auction! This set is one of our "post-event" auctions featuring extra good things which we pulled from show stock or they just did not make it to shelves given booth size constraints!


Some of the highlights from this week’s include:
1. Striking large KYANITE
2. Weird Sapo Mine TOURMALINE
3. Classic, old and rare Euorpean and USA specimens
4. NEW PINK OPAL SPECIMENS - RARE Peru locale!
5. Old TSUMEB specimens
6. Excellent Chinese PLUMBOGUMMITE pseudomorph

$25 and $10 RESERVE GEMSTONE CONSIGNMENT AUCTION - Ends November 10th, 2016

Ends November 10th, 2016 at 7:00 PM (Central Time)

Here we have one of our popular combined auction of mixed gems of varying reserve prices
($25 and $10 respectively this week)
Unique and attractive items as always " check them out !!
Questions about Gems?: CONTACT Gem admin Brian Kosnar: click here

POST MUNICH SHOW FINE MINERAL COLLECTION and INVENTORY LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 2 of 2) - end November 10th, 2016

Ends November 10th, 2016
at 6:45 PM (Central Time Zone)

A great mix with pieces from the Willard Wulff Collection along with an exciting selection of pieces with specimen from world famous classic localities, along with contemporary discoveries, native elements, rarities, gem crystals and more! We’re not just listing the standard “20 species” from week to week, but an eclectic mix of interesting minerals, classic material and hard to find species that appeal to wide range of collectors. You will see a lot of exciting material in the coming weeks and months with plenty of desirable specimens for all tastes!


Some of the highlights from this week’s include:
1. SPESSARTINE from China associated with rarely seen OPAL-AN (Hyalite Opal)
2. An historic and unusual OLD-TIME HEMATITE from Framont, France from the collection of Sir Robert Ferguson
3. Gemmy purple SAPPHIRE from Montana
4. Rarely seen RHODOCHROSITE from the Moose Mine in Gilpin County, Colorado!
5. A hard to find Mica / Sericite pseudomorph after Cordierite-Indialite ("Cherry Blossom") from Japan
6. A beautiful old time WULFENITE from the famous Red Cloud Mine in Arizona (mined in 1967)

POST MUNICH SHOW FINE MINERAL COLLECTION and INVENTORY LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 1 of 2) - end November 10th, 2016

Ends November 10th, 2016
at 6:30 PM (Central Time Zone)

We work hard to buy multiple collections and new finds, all year round, to flow together into the most diverse set of fine mineral specimens for our customers online. Look for rares, old classics, and many good things hard to find at any price, let alone at auction! This set is one of our "post-event" auctions featuring extra good things which we pulled from show stock or they just did not make it to shelves given booth size constraints!


Some of the highlights from this week’s include:
1. Superb, large Chinese LOLLINGITE combination
2. Striking large Sweetwater Mine CALCITE
3. Classic, old and rare Euorpean and USA specimens
4. Large gemmy SPESSARTINE, Dr. Ed David collection!
5. Superb OKENITE GEODE from old finds, from the Van Tichelen Collection
6. Rare and excellent large White Pine Mine COPPER
POST MUNICH SHOW FINE MINERAL COLLECTION and INVENTORY LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 1 of 2) - end November 10th, 2016

SPECIAL $100 and $50 RESERVE GEMSTONE AUCTION - Ends November 3rd, 2016

Ends Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 at 7:00 PM (Central Time)

ATTENTION! We are pleased to announce that we have purchased a notable collection / supply from a retiring gem dealer of beautiful mixed stones, cabochons and jewelry which we will be offering at liquidation prices!!

Keep watching every week for a great mix and new variety of good quality gemstones to appear over the next year. Reserve prices will typically be $100 and $50 on the better material every other week, with $25 and $10 reserves on alternating weeks.
Questions about Gems?: CONTACT Gem admin Brian Kosnar: click here

MUNICH SHOW FINE MINERAL COLLECTION and INVENTORY LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 2 of 2) - end November 3rd, 2016

Ends November 3rd, 2016
at 6:45 PM (Central Time Zone)

A great mix with pieces from the Willard Wulff Collection along with an exciting selection of pieces with specimen from world famous classic localities, along with contemporary discoveries, native elements, rarities, gem crystals and more! We’re not just listing the standard “20 species” from week to week, but an eclectic mix of interesting minerals, classic material and hard to find species that appeal to wide range of collectors. You will see a lot of exciting material in the coming weeks and months with plenty of desirable specimens for all tastes!


Some of the highlights from this weeks include:

1. A piece of OPAL-AN (Hyalite Opal) ("Blood Vessel Opal") from a new discovery in Mexico
2. Beautifully crystallized arborescent NATIVE COPPER from Michigan
3. A wonderful example of the classic "Raspberry" GROSSULAR Garnets from Mexico
4. AXINITE-(Fe) from the Type Locality in France!
5. An historic and attractive MALACHITE pseudomorph after Azurite from the Sacramento Pit in Bisbee, Arizona
6. Rarities include Picropharmacolite, Cancrinite, Wherryite, Kermesite and Bindheimite

SPECIAL MUNICH SHOW FINE MINERAL COLLECTION LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 1 of 2) - end November 3rd

Ends Nov 3, 2016
at 6:30 PM (Central Time Zone)

This week’s auction features over 50 specimens from our inventory, new mineral acquisitions and special selections from recent collections we’ve purchased. There are plenty of unique pieces, classic specimens, interesting localities, rare minerals and hard to find material! Enjoy!!


Some of the highlights from this week's auction include:

1. Rare and excellent Bisbee AZURITE
2. Gemmy & rare Chinese DRAVITE TN
3. Classic old Japanese RHODOCHROSITE
4. Unusual Brazilian TOURMALINES
5. Excellent color-zoned Illinois FLUORITE
6. Rare and old Franklin PHLOGOPITE
7. TN CUMENGEITE from the Bill Larson Collection
8. Large Emke Mine CHALCOTRICHITE on COPPER
9. Classic and rare USA and European specimens
10. Rare Brazil MALACHITE and MALACHITE after AZURITE

$25 and $10 RESERVE GEMSTONE CONSIGNMENT AUCTION - Ends October 27th, 2016

Ends October 27th, 2016 at 7:00 PM (Central Time)

Here we have one of our popular combined auction of mixed gems of varying reserve prices
($25 and $10 respectively this week)
Unique and attractive items as always – check them out !!
Questions about Gems?: CONTACT Gem admin Brian Kosnar: click here

SPECIAL PRE-MUNICH SHOW FINE MINERAL COLLECTION LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 1 of 2) - end October 27th

Ends Oct 27, 2016
at 6:30 PM (Central Time Zone)

We pull together deaccessions from many collections to provide a huge variety of OLD CLASSIC FINE MINERAL SPECIMENS and GEM CRYSTALS! These are pulled from several Fine Mineral Collections that we’ve picked up over the year!


Some of the highlights from this week’s include:

1. Important large old Type Locality Russian CROCOITE !
2. Unusual bi-colored Madagascar TOURMALINE ex. Larson !
3. Tsumeb CUPRIAN ADAMITE on WULFENITE!
4. European & USA classics and rarities!
5. Fine doubly terminated Brazilian EMERALD!
6. Old large Michigan COPPER !
7. Large old Mexican FLUORITE plate

PRE-MUNICH FINE MINERAL COLLECTION and INVENTORY LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 2 of 2) - end October 27th, 2016

Ends October 27th, 2016
at 6:45 PM (Central Time Zone)

A great mix with pieces from the Willard Wulff Collection along with an exciting selection of pieces with specimen from world famous classic localities, along with contemporary discoveries, native elements, rarities, gem crystals and more! We’re not just listing the standard “20 species” from week to week, but an eclectic mix of interesting minerals, classic material and hard to find species that appeal to wide range of collectors. You will see a lot of exciting material in the coming weeks and months with plenty of desirable specimens for all tastes!


Some of the highlights from this week’s include:
1. A classic multicolored PYROMORPHITE from Bunker Hill, Idaho
2. Rarely seen “Trapiche” habit RUBY from Burma!
3. Cool green DIOPTASE with CERUSSITE from Kimbedi, Congo (Brazzaville)
4. PHOSPHOPHYLLITE on matrix from the Huayllani Mine, Bolivia
5. A beautiful multi-crystal and multi-color TANZANITE specimen
6. A piece of the famous Sikhote-Alin METEORITE from 1947!

FINE MINERAL COLLECTION and INVENTORY LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 2 of 2) - end October 20th, 2016

Ends October 20th, 2016
at 6:45 PM (Central Time Zone)

A great mix with pieces from the Willard Wulff Collection along with an exciting selection of pieces with specimen from world famous classic localities, along with contemporary discoveries, native elements, rarities, gem crystals and more! We’re not just listing the standard “20 species” from week to week, but an eclectic mix of interesting minerals, classic material and hard to find species that appeal to wide range of collectors. You will see a lot of exciting material in the coming weeks and months with plenty of desirable specimens for all tastes!


Some of the highlights from this week’s include:
1. A beautiful gem quality natural bicolor AMETRINE crystal from Bolivia
2. Sharp, UN-etched, gemmy blue JEREMEJEVITE crystal from the collection of Charlie Key
3. A good quality rich fuchsia pink COBALTOAN CALCITE from Morocco
4. Classic old time EMERALD crystals on matrix from the Krupskoye deposit in Russia
5. A cool BELEMNITE Fossil (replaced by FLINT) with PYRITE from Russia
6. Rarities include Ferrisicklerite, Carpathite, Petterdite, Senegalite and Berzelianite!

SPECIAL $100 and $50 RESERVE GEMSTONE AUCTION - Ends October 20th, 2016

Ends Thursday, October 20th, 2016 at 7:00 PM (Central Time)

ATTENTION! We are pleased to announce that we have purchased a notable collection / supply from a retiring gem dealer of beautiful mixed stones, cabochons and jewelry which we will be offering at liquidation prices!!

Keep watching every week for a great mix and new variety of good quality gemstones to appear over the next year. Reserve prices will typically be $100 and $50 on the better material every other week, with $25 and $10 reserves on alternating weeks.
Questions about Gems?: CONTACT Gem admin Brian Kosnar: click here

FINE MINERAL COLLECTION LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 1 of 2) - end October 20th, 2016

Ends Oct 20, 2016
at 6:30 PM (Central Time Zone)

We pull together deaccessions from many collections to provide a huge variety of OLD CLASSIC FINE MINERAL SPECIMENS and GEM CRYSTALS! These are pulled from several Fine Mineral Collections that we’ve picked up over the year!


Some of the highlights from this week’s include:

1. Unusual old Neudorf GALENA
2. Large Rogerley Mine FLUORITE w/ gemmy crystals!
3. US rarities and classics!
4. Rich yellow Illinois FLUORITE with high luster!
5. Illustrated Spanish CALCITE from the Orellana Collection!
6. Old large Michigan COPPER !
7. Superb Afgani TOURMALINE
7. significant large RED OLMIITE

$25 and $10 RESERVE GEMSTONE CONSIGNMENT AUCTION - Ends October 13th, 2016

Ends October 13th, 2016 at 7:00 PM (Central Time)

Here we have one of our popular combined auction of mixed gems of varying reserve prices
($25 and $10 respectively this week)
Unique and attractive items as always – check them out !!
Questions about Gems?: CONTACT Gem admin Brian Kosnar: click here

FINAL POST-DENVER SHOW SPECIAL AUCTION: FINE MINERAL COLLECTION and INVENTORY LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 2 of 2) - end October 13th, 2016

Ends October 13th, 2016
at 6:45 PM (Central Time Zone)

A great mix with pieces from the Willard Wulff Collection along with an exciting selection of pieces with specimen from world famous classic localities, along with contemporary discoveries, native elements, rarities, gem crystals and more! We’re not just listing the standard “20 species” from week to week, but an eclectic mix of interesting minerals, classic material and hard to find species that appeal to wide range of collectors. You will see a lot of exciting material in the coming weeks and months with plenty of desirable specimens for all tastes!


Some of the highlights from this week’s include:
1. An ENARGITE specimen from Peru with notably LARGE crystals!
2. Attractive NATIVE GOLD from Leadville, Colorado
3. A BIG radial group of GOETHITE from near Florissant, Colorado from the collection of Willard Wulff
4. Good sized, fine quality yellow FLUORAPATITE from Imilchil, Morocco
5. Gorgeous pseudomorph of QUARTZ after CALCITE from Jalgaon, India from the Wouter Van Tichelen Collection
6. A noteworthy APOPHYLLITE from New Jersey from the Willard Wullf and Lazard Cahn collections!

FINAL POST-DENVER SHOW SPECIAL AUCTION SET: FINE MINERAL SPECIMEN LIQUIDATION AUCTIONS (set 1 of 2) - end Oct 13th, 2016

Ends Oct 13th, 2016
at 6:30 PM (Central Time Zone)

A great mix this week after the Denver Show with plenty of "spikers" in the form of OLD CLASSICS and GEM CRYSTALS that we saved back! These are pulled from several Fine Mineral Collections that we’ve picked up over the summer! Stay tuned for more auction sets as we combine many old collections including those from the Paterson Museum, Obodda, and an old European collection!


Some of the highlights from this week’s include:

1. Unusual old Michigan COPPER "skull"
2. JONAS POCKET (1978) Brazil TOURMALINE & QUARTZ combo!
3. Fine Chinese SCHEELITE and CASSITERITES from Sichuan !
4. Impressive large MUZO MINE EMERALD w/ PYRITE !
5. Rare large gemmy yellow Merelani YELLOW TANZANITE with Multiple natural colors!
6. Sculptural Newfoundland matrix GOLD
7. Significant large & rare Nevada STIBNITE

SPECIAL $100 and $50 RESERVE GEMSTONE AUCTION - Ends October 6th, 2016

Ends Thursday, October 6th, 2016 at 7:00 PM (Central Time)

ATTENTION! We are pleased to announce that we have purchased a notable collection / supply from a retiring gem dealer of beautiful mixed stones, cabochons and jewelry which we will be offering at liquidation prices!!

Keep watching every week for a great mix and new variety of good quality gemstones to appear over the next year. Reserve prices will typically be $100 and $50 on the better material every other week, with $25 and $10 reserves on alternating weeks.
Questions about Gems?: CONTACT Gem admin Brian Kosnar: click here

POST-DENVER SHOW SPECIAL: FINE MINERAL SPECIMEN LIQUIDATION AUCTIONS (set 1 of 2) - end Oct 6th, 2016

Ends Oct. 6, 2016
at 6:30 PM (Central Time Zone)

A great mix this week after the Denver Show with plenty of "spikers" in the form of OLD CLASSICS and GEM CRYSTALS that we saved back! These are pulled from several Fine Mineral Collections that we’ve picked up over the summer! Stay tuned for more auction sets as we combine many old collections including those from the Paterson Museum, Obodda, and an old European collection!


Some of the highlights from this week’s include:

1. Old classic Arizona VANADINITE from circa 1900
2. Fine Brazil TOURMALINE & QUARTZ combo!
3. Choice selection of rarities including an important Alabandite xl!
4. Choice old TRANSYLVANIA LEAF GOLD !
5. Huge old classic MANGANITE from GERMANY circa 1880's!
6. Superb large old Michigan COPPER
7. Rare and superb Tajikistan TOURMALINE

FINE MINERAL COLLECTION and INVENTORY LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 2 of 2) - end October 6th, 2016

Ends October 6th, 2016
at 6:45 PM (Central Time Zone)

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: NEW COLLECTION ACQUIRED!

We are excited to announce that we have purchased the collection of Willard W. Wulff (1904-1998) of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Wulff was a fixture in the world of Colorado field collecting, and was one of the founding members of Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society in November of 1936. His contemporaries included dealer Lazard Cahn, famous field collector Edwin Over and the esteemed collector George White. Starting this week, the majority of Wulff’s 1000+ piece collection will be offered over the coming months in the auctions. Most specimens are accompanied with Wulff’s signature typed 3x5 index cards, and some specimens date back over 70 years! A great “time capsule” of a collection with plenty of interesting, unique and worthwhile specimens to add to your own collection.

We found a link for an autobiography that Wulff wrote in 1985 on the Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society website. Click here to read it.



This week’s auction is filled with a great selection of pieces with specimen from world famous classic localities, along with contemporary treats, native elements, rarities, gem crystals and more! We’re not just listing the standard “20 species” from week to week, but an eclectic mix of interesting minerals, classic material and hard to find species that appeal to wide range of collectors. You will see a lot of exciting material in the coming weeks and months with plenty of desirable specimens for all tastes!


Some of the highlights from this week’s include:
1. Large crystals of SKUTTERUDITE from Morocco from the collection of Dr. Stephen Smale!
2. Hard to find QUARTZ pseudomorphs after HEMIMORPHITE from Montana
3. A TOURMALINE on QUARTZ from the Willard Wulff Collection (originally from Fred Pough!)
4. Fine PARAVAUXITE and SIGLOITE crystals on matrix from Llallagua, Bolivia
5. Unusual OZOCERITE (“Natural Mineral Wax”) from Utah from the Willard Wulff Collection
6. Rarities include Gudmundite, Lemanskiite, Emmonsite, Svenekite and Serpierite

POST DENVER - FINE MINERAL COLLECTION and INVENTORY LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 2 of 2) end SUNDAY OCTOBER 2nd, 2016

PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO A UNFORSEEN DELAY, THIS AUCTION ENDS SUNDAY OCTOBER 2nd, 2016
at 6:45 PM (Central Time Zone)

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: NEW COLLECTION ACQUIRED!

We are excited to announce that we have purchased the collection of Willard W. Wulff (1904-1998) of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Wulff was a fixture in the world of Colorado field collecting, and was one of the founding members of Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society in November of 1936. His contemporaries included dealer Lazard Cahn, famous field collector Edwin Over and the esteemed collector George White. Starting this week, the majority of Wulff’s 1000+ piece collection will be offered over the coming months in the auctions. Most specimens are accompanied with Wulff’s signature typed 3x5 index cards, and some specimens date back over 70 years! A great “time capsule” of a collection with plenty of interesting, unique and worthwhile specimens to add to your own collection.

We found a link for an autobiography that Wulff wrote in 1985 on the Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society website. Click here to read it.



This week’s auction is filled with a great selection of pieces with specimen from world famous classic localities, along with contemporary treats, native elements, rarities, gem crystals and more! We’re not just listing the standard “20 species” from week to week, but an eclectic mix of interesting minerals, classic material and hard to find species that appeal to wide range of collectors. You will see a lot of exciting material in the coming weeks and months with plenty of desirable specimens for all tastes!


Some of the highlights from this week’s include:
1. A rarely seen RHODOCHROSITE from the Moose Mine in Gilpin County, Colorado
2. Classic sparkling rich blue AZURITE with MALACHITE from Bisbee, Arizona
3. Rare “butterfly”-twinned PHOSPHOPHYLLITE on matrix from Bolivia
4. Big deep red “floater” crystal of gemmy SPESSARTINE from Brazil
5. A large old time, classic blue BARITE from Frizington, England!
6. Cool LIMONITE after PYRITE specimen from Texas!