WEEKLY MINERAL & GEM AUCTIONS!

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Current Auctions

GOLD! Plus, a completely random mix of species, locations, and historic oddities, spanning acquisitions we made between the early 2000s and around 2012, as we processed some older material in the warehouse that had previously gone lost or unappreciated! We have been working hard in our back room to bring these to light. Look for old finds, and really old finds, of historic classics, and rare species: Some of the highlights from this week’s auction include: Historic specimens from USA and Germany! To balance out the "lovable rare uglies" we have added in 4 superb gold specimens, valued at $2000-9,500


We have a great special themed this week with a selection of higher-end specimens, starting at $249 reserve bids.   You'll find a great mix of fine display specimens, rarities, and unique pieces from contemporary and classic localities around the world.  There are some very nice pieces in this auction priced in the $3,000-$4,000 range in our inventory, so check out everything and be sure to pick up some excellent quality pieces for bargain prices.
 


We are proud to present a special auction from the collection of Dr. Jim Houran featuring unique, rare and high quality gemstones from various localities in the United States.  Some of these items are not only superb, but are remarkably difficult to obtain in any capacity.  You can see the care and attention to detail that went into assembling this collection.  Do not miss out on the opportunity to get your hands on some special gems that would make tremendous additions to your personal gem collection.
 
As mentioned, these stones come from the collection of Dr. James "Jim" Houran, noted thumbnail mineral collector, gemstone collector and a speaker at our annual Dallas Mineral Symposium.
 
Jim is the Managing Director of AETHOS Consulting Group.  He's a 25-year veteran in applied psychological research and a published expert on peak performance, online testing and interpersonal and organizational compatibility. He has authored over 150 articles, and his award-winning work has been profiled by a myriad of media outlets and programs including the Discovery Channel, A&E, BBC, National Geographic, NBC’s Today Show, USA Today, New Scientist, Psychology Today and Forbes.com. He serves as adjunct faculty at the Laboratory for Statistics and Computation, ISLA – Instituto Politécnico de Gestão e Tecnologia (Lisbon, Portugal), an editorial board member for the APA peer-reviewed journal, Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research and Practice, and as an editorial board member for the peer-reviewed journal, Cornell Hospitality Quarterly.


SPECIAL AUCTION – The Collection of Dick Hauck! All of the specimens are culled from Dick's collection of worldwide minerals, built over many decades.   Dick is an avid collector of minerals, books, and mining memorabilia, along with being an accomplished author in the mineral world.  Arguably, his greatest claim to fame is being the co-founder of the Sterling Hill Mining Museum in Ogdensburg, New Jersey.  In this auction, you'll find a great mix of classic minerals from well-known locales, with a focus on Brazilian gem / pegmatite species plus European classics along with a handful of pieces from Australia, Mexico and Canada.  Fine quality specimens, carefully selected by an experienced collector.  Most of these specimens are not seen as often on the market as they were years ago.
 
PLEASE NOTE: This auction closes on a SATURDAY.  We'll send out a reminder before it closes so you don't miss out.

Gold (rare, rich locale piece!)
Cavnic, Maramures, Romania
5.8 x 4.3 x 3.1 cm
Current Bid: $5,161
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 03/04/2021 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Native Arsenic
Quiruvilca Mine, Santiago de Chuco Prov., La Libertad Dept., Peru
8.4 x 9.4 x 3.4 cm
Current Bid: $110
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 03/04/2021 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Babingtonite on Prehnite (classic find!)
Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan, Sichuan Province, China
5.4 x 4.6 x 3.6 cm
Current Bid: $119
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 03/04/2021 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Bertrandite
Golconda Mine, Governador Valadares, Minas Gerais, Brazil
3.5 x 2.3 x 1.7 cm
Current Bid: $152
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
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Beryllonite (unusually transparent gem XL)
Elias Mine (June 2011), Linopolis, Minas Gerais
3.8 x 2.6 x 1.7 cm
Current Bid: $185
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
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Linarite, Brochantite, Cerussite on Galena ex Cowan
Sunshine #2 adit, Blanchard Mine, Bingham, Socorro Co., NM
5.0 x 3.0 x 2.0 cm
Current Bid: $317
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
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Manganese Biominerals combo (rare & unusual combination)
Chesapeake Bay, Calvert County, Maryland, USA
7.7 x 5.7 x 3.5 cm
Current Bid: $107
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
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Oyelite on Calcite
N'Chwaning II Mine, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
4.5 x 2.6 x 2.4 cm
Current Bid: $30
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
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Despujolsite
N'Chwaning III Mine, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
0.8 x 0.4 x 0.2 cm
Current Bid: $123
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
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Cinnabar and Calcite ex Fioravanti Coll
Almaden, Almaden District, Ciudad Real, Castile-La Mancha, Spain
7.0 x 6.3 x 6.2 cm
Current Bid: $260
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 03/04/2021 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Inyoite With Meyerhofferite (rare locale!)
Monte Azul, Plano, Argentina
9.6 x 8.7 x 4.5 cm
Current Bid: $117
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
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Jouravskite on Xonotlite and Calcite
N'Chwaning III Mine, Kalahari MN field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
3.3 x 2.2 x 1.5 cm
Current Bid: $264
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
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Collinsite With Asphaltum
Francois Lake, Omenica Mining Division, British Columbia, Canada
5.0 x 3.8 x 2.7 cm
Current Bid: $37
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 03/04/2021 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Langite
Podlipa deposit, Libethen, Banska Bystrica, Slovakia
13.4 x 4.9 x 4.9 cm
Current Bid: $128
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 03/04/2021 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Acanthite
Imiter Mine, Atlas Mtns., Morocco
2.9 x 2.2 x 1.5 cm
Current Bid: $21
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
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Scholzite
Reaphook Hill, South Australia, Australia
6.8 x 4.4 x 2.3 cm
Current Bid: $47
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
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Ludlamite ex Martin Zinn coll
Blackbird Mine, Lemhi City, Idaho, USA
7.4 x 3.6 x 1.1 cm
Current Bid: $117
Bidder: Argojack
Time Left:
Close Time: 03/04/2021 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Hausmannite ps. After Manganite ex Obodda
Ilfeld, Nordhausen, Harz, Thuringia, Germany
2.6 x 2.2 x 1.3 cm
Current Bid: $270
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 03/04/2021 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Pargasite (USA LOCALE!) ex Ordway
Jenson Quarry, Riverside County, California, USA
7.4 x 3.8 x 3.1 cm
Current Bid: $613
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
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Lawsonite Var. Chromian (rare find!)
Cape Marmari, Grammata Bay, Syros Island, Greece
11.6 x 7.0 x 3.9 cm
Current Bid: $205
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
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large Paravauxite plate,ex Phila Academy of Sciences
Siglo Veinte Mine, Llallagua, Potosi Department, Bolivia
11.2 x 10.3 x 3.4 cm
Current Bid: $95
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
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Atacamite ex Phila Academy of Sciences
Collahuasi Mine, Collahuasi district, Iquique Province, Tarapac
6.4 x 5.2 x 3.8 cm
Current Bid: $186
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 03/04/2021 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Sphalerite ex Phila Academy of Sciences
Lane Traprock quarries, Westfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, USA
8.8 x 5.8 x 5.4 cm
Current Bid: $130
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 03/04/2021 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Clinoatacamite with Malachite on Quartz
Lily Mine, Pisco Umay, Ica Department, Peru
5.0 x 3.8 x 2.0 cm
Current Bid: $143
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
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Krutovite (type locality) with Stephanite ex Vajdak
Svornost mine, Jachymov district, Karlovy Vary Region, Bohemia, Czech Republic
6.0 x 5.5 x 4.0 cm
Current Bid: $63
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 03/04/2021 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Umangite with Malachite ex Paar, Vajdak
San Francisco mine, Sierra de Famatina, La Rioja Province, Argentina
6.5 x 5.5 x 4.0 cm
Current Bid: $80
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
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Cechite with Hematite ex Vajdak coll
Outcrop of the Posepny vein, Vrancice, Pribram, Bohemia, Czech Republic
6.0 x 3.5 x 3.0 cm
Current Bid: $38
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
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Ericssonite in Rhodonite ex Matioli Coll
Langban mine, Filipstad, Varmland, Sweden
5.5 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm
Current Bid: $80
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
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Wermlandite in Calcite ex Matioli
Langban mine, Filipstad, Varmland, Sweden
5.0 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm
Current Bid: $20
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 03/04/2021 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Zircon - rare locale, ex Matioli
Roncadeira pegmatite, Nova Palmeira, Paraiba, Brazil
6.5 x 5.5 x 4.5 cm
Current Bid: $102
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 03/04/2021 6:30:00 pm (CST)