All old USER IDs were transferred from our old site in summer, 2012 and the site was made more secure by going to an "https" setting
MOST OLD PASSWORDS should work. If they do not, simply go to reset password option in the LOGIN box (upper-right of the web-page); and this will allow you to reset the password through a simple response to an email from the site. Some USER IDs did not transfer if they were present in duplicate (deleted as a safety feature), or had unusual characters in the name such as "*", "-" or a space. Some old passwords did not transfer.
An alternative is to quickly and easily re-register with a new USER ID, also.
FOR PASSWORD RECOGNITION and LOGGING IN , this site uses "cookies" to track the user. As with any such tracking on eBay and other sites, you may have to manually allow the new site's internet location as "https://www.mineralauctions.com/" in your browser Security settings. We have found that the new software is particularly sensitive to IE security settings and so please look at this first, if the login process does not work with your password.\\
in explorer go to "TOOLS"--->" INTERNET OPTIONS"---> "SECURITY" tab
in this tab you will see the checkmark for "trusted sites" and click on the button below it that says "sites"