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WEEKLY MINERAL & GEM AUCTIONS !

Welcome to our mineral auction website. Thousands of mineral specimens sold - including fluorite, rhodochrosite and many other rocks and minerals. Please read the bidding rules and regulations before bidding. Enjoy!

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Over 60,000 fine minerals, crystals and gemstones sold since 2002!
New mineral auctions are posted each week.


Welcome to the largest and most diverse single-source site for fine minerals and mineral specimens at auction. This is an inventory LIQUIDATION venue adjunct to our gallery site

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If you're looking for a specific mineral, locality, or price point, visit www.iRocks.com and browse our extensive selection of fine minerals, crystals, and gemstones for sale.

 

 

Current Auctions

MINERAL SPECIMEN and COLLECTION LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 1 of 2) - end Aug 25, 2016

Specimens Available: 50

Ends August 25, 2016
at 6:30 PM (Central Time Zone)

PACKED WITH MANY new specimens including a number of pieces of HIGH $$$ from old mineral collections!...As always, this auction is filled with interesting mineral specimens both classic and contemporary - not just the standard “20 species,” but an eclectic assortment of exciting pieces that appeal to a wide range of collectors, including superb Rare Mineral Species.


Some of the highlights from this week’s include:
1. Fine gem Morocco ANGLESITE!
2. TOURMALINES - Zimbabwe (RARE), Brazil & Madagascar
3. RARE SPECIES
4. LARGE VIETNAM RUBY RED SPINEL plate
5. Fine Eden Mills GROSSULAR and other old USA classics!
6. Rare old classics from the PATERSON MUSEUM collection dating to the early 1900s
7. OLDE ENGLISH TWINNED CALCITE with 1800's ERA LABEL !

FINE MINERAL COLLECTION and INVENTORY LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 2 of 2) - end August 25th, 2016

Specimens Available: 60

Ends August 25th, 2016
at 6:45 PM (Central Time Zone)

TWO FULL PAGES featuring a great selection of pieces with specimen from world famous classic localities, along with contemporary treats, native elements, rarities, gem crystals and more! There are also specimens from a recently acquired collection from the east coast with plenty of classic material from historic defunct localities. Look for a mix of rarities, classics, hard to find and well-known species plus gem crystals and native elements. This collection dates from the 1950s to the 1990s and covers a wide variety of material. There are plenty of hidden treasures and valuable older material mixed in, so look closely! 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 pseudocubic orange Wulfenite crystals on matrix from Los Lamentos, Mexico
2. A polished slice of naturally bicolored Ametrine from Anahi, Bolivia
3. VERY gemmy Calcite crystals included with and associated with Native Copper from Michigan
4. A classic blue Cornish Liroconite from the TYPE LOCALITY!
5. A cool piece of “Wood Tin” Cassiterite from the classic locality at Llavisa, Bolivia
6. Rarities include Scainiite, Stromeyerite, Lawsonite, Bertossaite and Galkhaite

SPECIAL $100 and $50 RESERVE GEMSTONE AUCTION - Ends August 25th, 2016

Specimens Available: 15

Ends Thursday, August 25th, 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


Closed Auctions

FINE MINERAL COLLECTION and INVENTORY LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 2 of 2) - end August 18th, 2016

Ends August 18th, 2016
at 6:45 PM (Central Time Zone)

TWO FULL PAGES featuring a great selection of pieces with specimen from world famous classic localities, along with contemporary treats, native elements, rarities, gem crystals and more! There are also specimens from a recently acquired collection from the east coast with plenty of classic material from historic defunct localities. Look for a mix of rarities, classics, hard to find and well-known species plus gem crystals and native elements. This collection dates from the 1950s to the 1990s and covers a wide variety of material. There are plenty of hidden treasures and valuable older material mixed in, so look closely! 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. Beautiful Native Gold in Quartz from Val d’Or, Quebec, Canada
2. A wonderful older gemmy red twinned Cinnabar on matrix from China
3. GEM quality Triphane Spodumene from Afghanistan
4. An historic specimen of Native Tellurium from the TYPE LOCALITY!
5. Rare "Rainbow" Andradite Garnet from the Kohse Mine in Japan
6. A lovely thick “snowflake”-shaped Cerussite group from Tsumeb

$25 and $10 RESERVE GEMSTONE CONSIGNMENT AUCTION - Ends August 18th, 2016

Ends August 18th, 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

MINERAL SPECIMEN and COLLECTION LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 1 of 2) - end Aug 18, 2016

Ends August 18, 2016
at 6:30 PM (Central Time Zone)

NEW FINDS mixed with OLD CLASSIC MINERAL SPECIMENS from museums and collections, flow into the most diverse auctions on the internet here...As always, this auction is filled with interesting mineral specimens both classic and contemporary - not just the standard “20 species,” but an eclectic assortment of exciting pieces that appeal to a wide range of collectors, including superb Rare Species.


Some of the highlights from this week’s include:
1. OLD CLASSIC MINERALS ex. Paterson Musuem (NJ, USA) !
2. TOURMALINES from California, Madagascar, and Italy
3. RARE SPECIES
4. Rare, old, large Pennsylvania AMETHYST
5. Significant PLUMBOGUMMITE ps PYROMRPHITE from 2015 finds in China

FINE MINERAL COLLECTION and INVENTORY LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 2 of 2) - end August 11th, 2016

Ends August 11th, 2016
at 6:45 PM (Central Time Zone)

TWO FULL PAGES featuring a great selection of pieces with specimen from world famous classic localities, along with contemporary treats, native elements, rarities, gem crystals and more! There are also specimens from a recently acquired collection from the east coast with plenty of classic material from historic defunct localities. Look for a mix of rarities, classics, hard to find and well-known species plus gem crystals and native elements. This collection dates from the 1950s to the 1990s and covers a wide variety of material. There are plenty of hidden treasures and valuable older material mixed in, so look closely! 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 wonderful Diamond crystal from the Sakha Republic, Russia
2. An 805 gram big, blocky, gemmy Topaz crystal from Myanmar (Burma)
3. Classic Diaspore on matrix from Chester Emery Mines, Massachusetts
4. Gemmy purple Zoisite from Afghanistan
5. Newly discovered red Quartz from Morocco
6. Rarities include Vesignieite , Hsianghualite , “Joseite” and the Co-Type Specimen of Salesite!!

SPECIAL $100 and $50 RESERVE GEMSTONE AUCTION - Ends August 11th, 2016

Ends Thursday, August 11th, 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

MINERAL SPECIMEN and COLLECTION LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 1 of 2) - end Aug 11 , 2016

Ends August 11, 2016
at 6:30 PM (Central Time Zone)

Stay tuned for more variety than ever as we clean out our back rooms over the summer - and find lots of old minerals I have had for years. Each Auction set features mineral specimens from old mineral collections full of classic old mineral specimens from historic localities ! As always, this auction is filled with interesting mineral specimens both classic and contemporary - not just the standard “20 species,” but an eclectic assortment of exciting pieces that appeal to a wide range of collectors, including superb Rare Species.


Some of the highlights from this week’s include:
1. Old SAN DIEGO TOURMALINES !
2. HUGE and Valuable old CALCITE WITH PYRITE from Brushy Creek, Missouri
3. Excellent Broken Hill GAHNITE and old TYPE LOCALITY EUCHROITE
4. Large Bolivia AMETHYST
5. Significant Graves Mountain Georgia LAZURITE CRYSTAL
6. Uncommon locale Brazilian AQUAMARINE

$25 and $10 RESERVE GEMSTONE CONSIGNMENT AUCTION - Ends August 4th, 2016

Ends August 4th, 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 August 4th, 2016

Ends August 4th, 2016
at 6:45 PM (Central Time Zone)

TWO FULL PAGES featuring a great selection of pieces with specimen from world famous classic localities, along with contemporary treats, native elements, rarities, gem crystals and more! There are also specimens from a recently acquired collection from the east coast with plenty of classic material from historic defunct localities. Look for a mix of rarities, classics, hard to find and well-known species plus gem crystals and native elements. This collection dates from the 1950s to the 1990s and covers a wide variety of material. There are plenty of hidden treasures and valuable older material mixed in, so look closely! 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 GEM quality purple Apatite crystal from a new find in Afghanistan
2. Rarely seen blue Sapphire crystals on matrix from the Ilmen Mountains, Urals Region, Russia
3. A curling Wire Silver specimen from the Sarbaiskoe deposit in Kazakhstan
4. OLD TIME classic, good quality, Aragonite “spray” on matrix from Cleator Moor, England!
5. A fine quality multicolor gem crystal of Hydroxylherderite from the personal collection of Herb Obodda
6. Rich pink and red colored Rubellite Tourmaline from the Cruzeiro Mine in Brazil

MINERAL SPECIMEN and COLLECTION LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 1 of 2) - end Aug 4 , 2016

Ends August 4, 2016
at 6:30 PM (Central Time Zone)

Stay tuned for more variety than ever as we clean out our back rooms over the summer - and find lots of old minerals I have had for years. Each Auction set features mineral specimens from old mineral collections full of classic old mineral specimens from historic localities ! As always, this auction is filled with interesting mineral specimens both classic and contemporary - not just the standard “20 species,” but an eclectic assortment of exciting pieces that appeal to a wide range of collectors, including superb Rare Species.


Some of the highlights from this week’s include:
1. Old early-1900's BISBEE BLADED AZURITE ON MATRIX!
2. superb 1980s ELMWOOD CALCITE on gorgeous large Sphalerite matirx
3. Chuquicamata RARE SPECIES
4. Sparkling , old ROSE QUARTZ from BRAZIL
5. Lillie Collection ILLINOIS minerals

SPECIAL $100 and $50 RESERVE GEMSTONE AUCTION - Ends July 28th, 2016

Ends Thursday, July 28th, 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

MINERAL SPECIMEN and COLLECTION LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 1 of 2) - end July 28, 2016

Ends July 28, 2016
at 6:30 PM (Central Time Zone)

Another exciting week featuring mineral specimens from recently acquired old mineral collections full of classic material from historic defunct localities that are hard even to find at shows! As always, this auction is filled with interesting mineral specimens both classic and contemporary - not just the standard “20 species,” but an eclectic assortment of exciting pieces that appeal to a wide range of collectors


Some of the highlights from this week’s include:
1. Rare old Russian ALEXANDRITE xls!
2. Tsumeb CUPRIAN SMITHSONITE
3. European and USA old classic mineral locales
4. significant MICHIGAN COPPER and NATIVE LEAD
5. More from the famous Ross Lillie Collection of ILLINOIS minerals
6. Unusual Los Lamentos WULFENITE GEODE (unique!)
6. IMPORTANT RARITIES: SZENICSITE, KROHNKITE, and more...

FINE MINERAL COLLECTION and INVENTORY LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 2 of 2) - end July 28th, 2016

Ends July 28th, 2016
at 6:45 PM (Central Time Zone)

TWO FULL PAGES featuring a great selection of pieces with specimen from world famous classic localities, along with contemporary treats, native elements, rarities, gem crystals and more! There are also specimens from a recently acquired collection from the east coast with plenty of classic material from historic defunct localities. Look for a mix of rarities, classics, hard to find and well-known species plus gem crystals and native elements. This collection dates from the 1950s to the 1990s and covers a wide variety of material. There are plenty of hidden treasures and valuable older material mixed in, so look closely! 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 very rare gem quality pinkish-orange Vayrynenite from Pakistan
2. Classic matrix Phosphophyllite from the TYPE LOCALITY in Germany!
3. Hard to find gemmy pink Rubellite Tourmaline on matrix from Portugal
4. A fine quality botryoidal green Mimetite with Wulfenite from Mexico
5. Good quality Stibiotantalite crystals from the famous Himalaya Mine in California
6. Rarities include Tugtupite, Kastningite, Barahonaite-(Fe), and a MATRIX Viitaniemiite from Pakistan

$25 and $10 RESERVE GEMSTONE CONSIGNMENT AUCTION - Ends July 21st, 2016

Ends July 21st, 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

MINERAL SPECIMEN and COLLECTION LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 1 of 2) - end July 21, 2016

Ends July 21, 2016
at 6:30 PM (Central Time Zone)

Another exciting week featuring mineral specimens from recently acquired old mineral collections full of classic material from historic defunct localities that are hard even to find at shows! As always, this auction is filled with interesting mineral specimens both classic and contemporary - not just the standard “20 species,” but an eclectic assortment of exciting pieces that appeal to a wide range of collectors


Some of the highlights from this week’s include:
1. 4.36 carat Kimberley Mine DIAMOND octahedron!
2. Rare Nevada GETCHELLITE & MCQUINNESITE specimens
3. European and USA classics
4. TSUMEB AZURITE
5. Lillie Collection ILLINOIS minerals

FINE MINERAL COLLECTION and INVENTORY LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 2 of 2) - end July 21st, 2016

Ends July 21st, 2016
at 6:45 PM (Central Time Zone)

TWO FULL PAGES featuring a great selection of pieces with specimen from world famous classic localities, along with contemporary treats, native elements, rarities, gem crystals and more! There are also specimens from a recently acquired collection from the east coast with plenty of classic material from historic defunct localities. Look for a mix of rarities, classics, hard to find and well-known species plus gem crystals and native elements. This collection dates from the 1950s to the 1990s and covers a wide variety of material. There are plenty of hidden treasures and valuable older material mixed in, so look closely! 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 Aquamarine with unusual “mossy” inclusions from the personal collection of Herb Obodda
2. Fantastic GEM quality purple Scapolite on matrix from Afghanistan
3. Old time Tennantite on Quartz from the El Cobre Mine in Mexico
4. A rare UN-ETCHED crystal of natural purple and yellow Ametrine from Bolivia
5. An historic crystallized Atacamite from the Wallaroo Mine, SA, Australia
6. A classic “striped” Amazonite from Colorado

SPECIAL $500-RESERVE FINE MINERAL AUCTION - ends TUESDAY July 19, 2016

Ends TUESDAY July 19,
at 630 PM (Central Time Zone)


A special and varied mix of fine, higher-$$$ specimens up for sale at our $999 Auctions, has been SLASHED THIS TIME TO ONLY $500 RESERVES, reduced heavily from prior acquisition and sale prices! GEM CRYSTALS & OLD CLASSIC MINERAL SPECIMENS are included here. Due to demand for higher-end auction items, we will again regularly produce such auctions through this summer. Enjoy!

FINE MINERAL COLLECTION and INVENTORY LIQUIDATION AUCTION - end July 14th, 2016

Ends July 14th, 2016
at 6:45 PM (Central Time Zone)

TWO FULL PAGES featuring a great selection of pieces with specimen from world famous classic localities, along with contemporary treats, native elements, rarities, gem crystals and more! There are also specimens from a recently acquired collection from the east coast with plenty of classic material from historic defunct localities. Look for a mix of rarities, classics, hard to find and well-known species plus gem crystals and native elements. This collection dates from the 1950s to the 1990s and covers a wide variety of material. There are plenty of hidden treasures and valuable older material mixed in, so look closely! 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 native Platinum nugget from the Yukon Territory, Canada
2. Classic Bournonite with Sphalerite from Les Malines District, Gard, France
3. Beautiful reddish Tantalite-(Mn) on matrix from the personal collection of Herb Obodda
4. A hard to find matrix specimen of gemmy Pollucite from Afghanistan
5. A fine quality Azurite from the TYPE LOCALITY at Chessy, France
6. Rarities include Mrazekite, Scainiite, Coloradoite, Magnetoplumbite and Junitoite

SPECIAL $100 and $50 RESERVE GEMSTONE AUCTION - Ends July 14th, 2016

Ends Thursday, July 14th, 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

$25 and $10 RESERVE GEMSTONE CONSIGNMENT AUCTION - Ends July 7th, 2016

Ends July 7th, 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 July 7th, 2016

Ends July 7th, 2016
at 6:45 PM (Central Time Zone)

TWO FULL PAGES featuring a great selection of pieces with specimen from world famous classic localities, along with contemporary treats, native elements, rarities, gem crystals and more! There are also specimens from a recently acquired collection from the east coast with plenty of classic material from historic defunct localities. Look for a mix of rarities, classics, hard to find and well-known species plus gem crystals and native elements. This collection dates from the 1950s to the 1990s and covers a wide variety of material. There are plenty of hidden treasures and valuable older material mixed in, so look closely! 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 aesthetic and fine quality “Faden” Group of Epidote from Pakistan
2. Classic cyclic twinned, sharp, lustrous crystals of Cassiterite from Bolivia
3. GEM quality, sherry colored Topaz crystal on Quartz from Pakistan
4. A “floater” specimen featuring a doubly-terminated purple Apatite with Quartz from the collection of Herb Obodda
5. A rare matrix specimen of Boracite from Luneburg, Germany
6. A hefty cabinet sized display piece of GEMMY Microcline from Pakistan
7. Classic, sharp, well-formed tetrahedral Tennantite crystals from Tsumeb!

MINERAL SPECIMEN and COLLECTION LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 1 of 2) - end July 7, 2016

Ends July 7, 2016
at 6:30 PM (Central Time Zone)

Another exciting week featuring mineral specimens from the old Obodda dealer stock and also recently acquired old mineral collection from the east coast with plenty of classic material from historic defunct localities. As always, this auction is filled with interesting mineral specimens both classic and contemporary - not just the standard “20 species,” but an eclectic assortment of exciting pieces that appeal to a wide range of collectors

Some of the highlights from this week’s include:
1. Gemmy , LARGE TANZANITE !
2. Unusual & rare TSUMEB CALCITES
3. Excellent Mexico, European and USA classics
4. 1860s-era Sicily SULFUR ex. Bement collection
5. Large and rare Peru RHODOCHROSITE after BARITE

SPECIAL $100 and $50 RESERVE GEMSTONE AUCTION - Ends June 30th, 2016

Ends Thursday, June 30th, 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 June 30th, 2016

Ends June 30th, 2016
at 6:45 PM (Central Time Zone)

Another exciting week featuring a bunch of specimens from the recently acquired collection from the east coast with plenty of classic material from historic defunct localities. Look for a mix of rarities, classics, hard to find and well-known species plus gem crystals and native elements. This collection dates from the 1950s to the 1990s and covers a wide variety of material. There are plenty of hidden treasures and valuable older material mixed in, so look closely! As always this auction is filled with interesting specimens both classic and contemporary, and not just the standard “20 species”, but an eclectic assortment of exciting pieces that appeal to a wide range of collectors

Some of the highlights from this week’s include:
1. Emerald green Dioptase crystals on matrix from Republic of Congo (Brazzaville)
2. Fine quality gemmy Afghanite on matrix from Afghanistan
3. An unusual Fluorapatite included with Riebeckite from Zagi Mt., Pakistan
4. A cool OLD TIME Titanite from Canada (ex George Kunz Collection!)
5. A lovely dual color Rhodochrosite specimen from the famous Sunnyside Mine in Colorado
6. Rarities include Twinnite , Wherryite w/ Paralaurionite, Native Tellurium, Native Antimony, Svenekite and more!

FINE MINERAL COLLECTION and INVENTORY LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 1 of 2) - end June 30, 2016

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

Another exciting week featuring mineral specimens from the recently acquired collection from the east coast with plenty of classic material from historic defunct localities. Look for a mix of rarities, classics, hard to find and well-known species plus gem crystals and native elements. This collection dates from the 1950s to the 1990s and covers a wide variety of material. As always this auction is filled with interesting mineral specimens both classic and contemporary - not just the standard “20 species,” but an eclectic assortment of exciting pieces that appeal to a wide range of collectors

Some of the highlights from this week’s include:
1. Very fine large Illinois FLUORITE!
2. Excellent old European, USA and Mexican classics
3. Gemmy Afghanistan MORGANITE
4. Impressive large Kalahari CALCITE xl cluster
5. Huge Panasqueira Mine FERBERITE crystal!
6. Superb large Jalgaon FLUORAPOPHYLLITE combination

MINERAL SPECIMEN LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 2 of 2) - ends June 23, 2016


Ends June 23, 2016
at 6:45 PM (Central Time Zone)

We work very hard to have multiple collections and liquidation lots add up here for the most diverse mix of beautiful and impressive mineral specimens at auction! These come from 200 years of mining and many countries. Look for old classic mineral specimens from numerous mineral collections we are pulling in for LIQUIDATION at auction:

Some of the highlights include:

1 Rich and classic Arizona WULFENITE pseudomorphs
2. Large and rare Malawi PARISITE
3. Excellent old USA, Mexico & European classics
4. Fine Tsumeb CALCITES
5. Nice selection of ILLINOIS CLASSICS from the Ross Lillie Collection
6.Classic 1940s BRAZILIANITE from the Type Locality find

$25 and $10 RESERVE GEMSTONE CONSIGNMENT AUCTION - Ends June 23rd, 2016

Ends June 23rd, 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 1 of 2) - end June 23rd, 2016

Ends June 23rd, 2016
at 6:30 PM (Central Time Zone)

Another exciting week featuring a bunch of specimens from the recently acquired collection from the east coast with plenty of classic material from historic defunct localities. Look for a mix of rarities, classics, hard to find and well-known species plus gem crystals and native elements. This collection dates from the 1950s to the 1990s and covers a wide variety of material. There are plenty of hidden treasures and valuable older material mixed in, so look closely! As always this auction is filled with interesting specimens both classic and contemporary, and not just the standard “20 species”, but an eclectic assortment of exciting pieces that appeal to a wide range of collectors

Some of the highlights from this week’s include:
1. Beautiful “floater” group of Gypsum with a fine “fishtail”-twin from Canada
2. Fine quality crystallized Sodalite (variety: Hackmanite) on matrix from Afghanistan
3. Blue Lace Agate replacing (pseudomorphing) Fluorite from Namibia
4. A very good, glassy, colorless “Faden” Quartz specimen from Pakistan
5. Large cabinet display specimen of beautiful pink Mn-Calcite from the Idarado Mine in Colorado
6. A FINE quality, gemmy, rich emerald green Vivianite on matrix from Bolivia (ex Wally Mann)

SPECIAL $100 and $50 RESERVE GEMSTONE AUCTION - Ends June 16th, 2016

Ends Thursday, June 16th, 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

MINERAL SPECIMEN LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 2 of 2) - ends June 16, 2016


Ends June 16, 2016
at 6:45 PM (Central Time Zone)

We work very hard to have multiple collections and liquidation lots add up here for the most diverse mix of beautiful and impressive mineral specimens at auction! These come from 200 years of mining and many countries. Look for old classic mineral specimens from numerous mineral collections we are pulling in for LIQUIDATION at auction:

Some of the highlights include:

1. Gemmy large Afghanistan MORGANITE
2. A selection RARE Brazilian BLUE QUARTZ & TOURMALINE
3. Sharp 3.17 carat Russian DIAMOND octahedron
4. Excellent ILLINOIS CLASSICS from the Ross Lillie Collection
5. TSUMEB pieces !

6. Old, robust style , LARGE CROCOITE !

FINE MINERAL COLLECTION and INVENTORY LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 1 of 2) - end June 16th, 2016

Ends June 16th, 2016
at 6:30 PM (Central Time Zone)

Another exciting week featuring a bunch of specimens from the recently acquired collection from the east coast with plenty of classic material from historic defunct localities. Look for a mix of rarities, classics, hard to find and well-known species plus gem crystals and native elements. This collection dates from the 1950s to the 1990s and covers a wide variety of material. There are plenty of hidden treasures and valuable older material mixed in, so look closely! As always this auction is filled with interesting specimens both classic and contemporary, and not just the standard “20 species”, but an eclectic assortment of exciting pieces that appeal to a wide range of collectors

Some of the highlights from this week’s include:
1. A rare "Trapiche" habit Ruby crystal from Burma
2. Fine quality crystallized matrix Bertrandite from Kazakhstan
3. Excellent GEM/gemmy yellow Sulfur crystals on matrix from Italy
4. A good matrix Thaumasite specimen with dozens of fine quality crystals from South Africa
5. Classic old-time gemmy yellow-green Brazilianite from the TYPE LOCALITY in Brazil
6. Rarities include Ferrokesterite, Skutterudite, Djurleite, Sampleite, and a Clausthalite with Berzelianite

MINERAL SPECIMEN LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 2 of 2) - ends June 9, 2016


Ends June 9, 2016
at 6:45 PM (Central Time Zone)

This week’s auction features 60 specimens from our diverse selection of minerals from around the world. We strive to put together interesting, unique and fun auctions on a weekly basis. Be sure to look for old classic mineral specimens from numerous mineral collections we are pulling in for LIQUIDATION at auction:

Some of the highlights include:

1. Unusual large gemmy TANZANITE xl
2. Fine old classics from Europe, Mexico and the USA
3. Excellent large Chinese FLUORITE plate
4. Remarkable large Brazilian SMOKY QUARTZ scepter w/ TOURMALINE
5. Impressive large Chinese MANGANOAN CALCITE & QUARTZ
6. Classic Brazilian CHRYSOBERYL twin
7. Nice selection of rarities

$25 and $10 RESERVE GEMSTONE CONSIGNMENT AUCTION - Ends June 9th, 2016

Ends June 9th, 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 !!
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