WEEKLY MINERAL & GEM AUCTIONS !

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A great selection this week with plenty of attractive, good quality, rare and unusual specimens.  Look for new discoveries that we picked up at recent shows or direct from the source, plus we have plenty of pieces from a newly purchased prominent worldwide collection from the Midwest along with dealers' inventories, plus Kay Robertson!  You might even find the occasional fossil, lapidary or gem item from time to time.   Look here for the not so typical mineral specimens along with plenty of your favorites.  We don't just offer the "standard 20 species", but an eclectic mix of specimens that appeal to everybody!
 
Some of the highlights from this week’s auction include:
 
1. Attractive and unique OPAL-AN (Hyalite Opal) ("Blood Vessel Opal") from Mexico
2. Fine quality WENDWILSONITE crystals on matrix from Morocco
3. GOLD on QUARTZ from Timmins, Ontario, Canada
4. Excellent, rare and fine quality ANCYLITE-(Ce) pseudomorph after BURBANKITE from Mont Saint-Hilaire
5.  Gemmy, bi-colored, "phantom" twinned DOLOMITE crystals from Brazil
6. An old Germany PYROMORPHITE from the TYPE LOCALITY!
7. Rarities include GERSDORFFITE, OSARIZAWAITE, CYLINDRITE and KINOITE
8. Plenty of cool US and European minerals and various rarities from the collection of Kay Robertson

This week's post - Munich Show auction features great selection of minerals including classic species / localities along with gem crystals, contemporary beauties and rare minerals from around the world.   Look for pieces from important collections that include things seldom seen for sale on a  retail market! We dove back into the classics collection of Kay Robertson for some fresh choices for you !
 

Highlights this week include:

1. Superb APATITE from the TYPE LOCALITY  (circa 1800s)

 

2.  Cornwall  SCORODITE

 

3. Excellent specimens from the Herb Obodda, Ross Lillie, John Marshall and Ted Bartels collections.

 

4. Rare, LARGE FLUORITE from COLORADO

 

5. Classics and rarities from the Kay Robertson Collection.

Alstonite (fluorescent) on Witherite (Ted Bartels Coll.)
Bethel Level, Minerva No. 1 Mine, Hardin Co., Illinois
7.2 x 6.7 x 6.5 cm
Starting Bid: $10
Time Left:
Close Time: 12/12/2019 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Albite (rare CA) ex Kay Robertson Coll.
New Melones Dam, West Belt, Calaveras Co., California
3.4 x 2.5 x 1.6 cm
Starting Bid: $10
Time Left:
Close Time: 12/12/2019 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Polished Malachite stalactites "eyes" slice
Kolwezi mining district, Lualaba, DR Congo
10.5 x 5.0 x 0.5 cm
Current Bid: $10
Bidder: rocks r us
Time Left:
Close Time: 12/12/2019 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Large Fluorite on Quartz (uncommon CO) Tel Bartels Coll.
Ransom Mine, Eureka, Eureka Mining District, San Juan Co., Colorado
21.4 x 14.7 x 7.9 cm
Current Bid: $60
Bidder: jb81427
Time Left:
Close Time: 12/12/2019 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Catapleite & Natrolite on Microcline (Charlie Key Coll.)
Poudrette quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
2.6 x 1.3 x 1.2 cm
Current Bid: $10
Bidder: roughrocks
Time Left:
Close Time: 12/12/2019 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Fluorite (fluorescent) w/ Calcite (Cynthia Payne Coll.)
Xianghualing Sn-polymetallic ore field, Chenzhou, Hunan, Chinai
9.7 x 7.4 x 5.5 cm
Current Bid: $32
Bidder: Taboo
Time Left:
Close Time: 12/12/2019 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Citrine Quartz (uncommon Mexico)
Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
10.4 x 8.0 x 5.9 cm
Current Bid: $10
Bidder: roughrocks
Time Left:
Close Time: 12/12/2019 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Excellent Baryte (Herb Obodda Coll.)
6.5 x 5.6 x 4.2 cm
Current Bid: $67
Bidder: stoasucha
Time Left:
Close Time: 12/12/2019 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Brookite on Quartz (excellent)
Kharan District, Balochistan, Pakistan
4.0 x 3.0 x 2.9 cm
Current Bid: $10
Bidder: stoasucha
Time Left:
Close Time: 12/12/2019 6:30:00 pm (CST)
DT Hydroxylherderite xls (rare Brazil) Kay Robertson Coll.
Golconda pegmatite field, Governador Valadares, Minas Gerais, Brazil
4.4 x 3.8 x 2.1 cm
Current Bid: $27
Bidder: roughrocks
Time Left:
Close Time: 12/12/2019 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Native Arsenic & Calcite (rare Canada) Robertson Coll.
Port Alberni, Alberni Mining Division, British Columbia, Canada
5.1 x 3.4 x 3.2 cm
Starting Bid: $10
Time Left:
Close Time: 12/12/2019 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Scorodite on Hematite (rare old combo) Robertson Coll.
Cornwall or Devon, England
3.0 x 2.4 x 1.1 cm
Current Bid: $10
Bidder: Taboo
Time Left:
Close Time: 12/12/2019 6:30:00 pm (CST)