WEEKLY MINERAL & GEM AUCTIONS!

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George Elling, lifelong mineral collector and former computer sector stock analyst for Deutschbank, has collected the classics for decades. 

He majored in Economics at Allegheny College but has always been a long time mineral enthusiast. During a recent visit to Allegheny, Mr. Elling also made a donation for the Geology Department to purchase new museum quality mineral cases and donated new mineral specimens that are highlights of the displays. The new mineral displays are an overwhelming hit – be sure to visit Alden Hall and see them if you live nearby! Although the large collection encompassed all old classics, particularly USA pieces, Elling has focused his mineral collection on the world famous Franklin, New Jersey locality. It remains one of the most significant in that focus. 

Continuing with our special themed auctions we have a selection of higher-end specimens this week with $249 reserve bids. You'll find a wonderful mix of fine display specimens, plus rarities and gem crystals from contemporary and classic localities around the world!! Check out everything and be sure to pick up some good quality pieces for bargain prices.

Continuing with our series of gem auctions, we are offering a selection of fine quality gemstones that we acquired from the inventory of a respected wholesaler with decades of experience in the gem business.

 

You will find a wonderful mix of well-known, rare, unique and collector quality gems with reserve bids starting as low as $10.  Pay close attention to the quality in these auctions, as all of the stones are well-cut (many have unique custom cuts) and are not your typical "jewelry store" material.   There are many gems in these auctions that one rarely sees on the market, and even the more common material is better than what you'll find in a lot of other venues.

Almandine Garnet
Karoi District, Mashonaland West, Zimbabwe
3.3 x 3.1 x 2.9 cm
Current Bid: $190
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 11/27/2021 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Powellite (fluorescent) on Stilbite
Nashik District, Maharashtra, India
4.1 x 3.1 x 2.3 cm
Current Bid: $110
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 11/27/2021 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Vesuvianite (interesting history to US Ambassador!)
Sandare', Nioro Cercle, Kayes Region, Mali
5.7 x 4.1 x 3.7 cm
Current Bid: $69
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 11/27/2021 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Smithsonite (Rare Antique Polished slice) Wadsworth Atheneaum
Lavrion Mining District, Lavreotiki, East Attica, Attica, Greece
8.9 x 7.2 x 3.6 cm
Current Bid: $100
Bidder: whisper
Time Left:
Close Time: 11/27/2021 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Magnetite
Andakatany Deposit, Manandriana, Amoron'i Mania, Madagascar
2.8 x 2.2 x 2.1 cm
Current Bid: $35
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Close Time: 11/27/2021 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Azurite and Malachite
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia
4.8 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm
Current Bid: $580
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 11/27/2021 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Rutile on Quartz
Mount Kaputjugh, Paragachai, Orubad District, Syunik Province, Armenia
8.3 x 6.3 x 5.7 cm
Current Bid: $110
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 11/27/2021 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Creedite
Navidad Mine, Abasolo, Rodeo, Durango, Mexico
5.6 x 4.7 x 4.0 cm
Current Bid: $110
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 11/27/2021 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Grossular Garnet (old Hugh Ford label)
Sierra de Cruces, Sierra Mojada Municipality, Coahuila, Mexico
5.5 x 3.7 x 3.7 cm
Current Bid: $40
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 11/27/2021 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Fluorite (superb old classic & fluorescent)
Weardale, County Durham, England, UK
11.2 x 10.0 x 5.8 cm
Current Bid: $302
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 11/27/2021 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Indicolite Tourmaline
Barra do Salinas district, Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil
6.1 x 0.5 x 0.3 cm
Current Bid: $65
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 11/27/2021 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Calcite (multiple generations- rare USA locale)
Cuyuna Ranges, Crow Wing Co., Minnesota, USA
9.0 x 6.7 x 5.9 cm
Current Bid: $50
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 11/27/2021 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Rhodonite and Galena
Broken Hill, Broken Hill district, Yancowinna Co., New South Wales, Australia
2.2 x 1.2 x 0.4 cm
Current Bid: $310
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 11/27/2021 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Gypsum var. Selenite (fluorescent)
Red River Floodway, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
9.5 x 7.2 x 5.2 cm
Current Bid: $315
Bidder: whisper
Time Left:
Close Time: 11/27/2021 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Orthoclase Feldspar (historic set)
Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
4.9 x 1.9 x 1.3 cm
Current Bid: $189
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 11/27/2021 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Pyrite on Galena
Huanzala Mine, Huallanca District, Bolognesi Province, Ancash, Peru
7.7 x 5.2 x 4.5 cm
Current Bid: $25
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 11/27/2021 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Beryl var. Heliodor
Volodarsk, Zhytomyr Oblast, Ukraine
4.1 x 1.4 x 1.1 cm
Current Bid: $221
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 11/27/2021 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Quartz var. 'Herkimer Diamond', with Pyrobitumen
Ace of Diamonds Mine, Middleville, Herkimer Co., New York, USA
6.3 x 5.0 x 4.0 cm
Current Bid: $121
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 11/27/2021 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Galena with Chalcopyrite (rare condition and quality)
Buick Mine, Bixby, Iron Co., Missouri, USA
8.3 x 8.3 x 8.2 cm
Current Bid: $343
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 11/27/2021 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Microcline var. Amazonite
Crystal Peak, Teller Co., Colorado, USA
10.1 x 9.6 x 9.2 cm
Current Bid: $923
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 11/27/2021 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Grossular Garnet with Vesuvianite
Sierra de Cruces, Coahuila, Mexico
8.7 x 8.2 x 7.7 cm
Current Bid: $310
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 11/27/2021 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Malachite stalactite
Kolwezi, Copper Crescent, Dem Rep of Congo
16.2 x 7.5 x 7.5 cm
Current Bid: $160
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 11/27/2021 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Margarite (large USA classic!) ex Wadsworth Atheneaum
Chester Emery Mines, Chester, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, USA
10.7 x 6.8 x 6.4 cm
Current Bid: $343
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 11/27/2021 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Goethite ps. Pyrite, on Dolomite ex Wadsworth Atheneaum
Becker and Tuckwood Griswold Quarry, Grant Co., Wisconsin, USA
6.5 x 4.8 x 3.6 cm
Current Bid: $158
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 11/27/2021 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Vesuvianite in Calcite
Akhmatovskaya Kop', Nazyamskie Mountains, Zlatoust, Chelyabinsk Oblast, Russia
5.6 x 4.0 x 3.1 cm
Current Bid: $101
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 11/27/2021 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Boleite (TYPE LOCALITY)
Boleo District, Santa Rosalia, Baja California Sur, Mexico (TL)
2.4 x 1.6 x 1.4 cm
Current Bid: $60
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Calcite (Var: Cobalt-bearing Calcite)
Solita Mine, Peramea, Baix Pallars, Lleida, Catalonia, Spain
5.8 x 3.0 x 1.1 cm
Current Bid: $36
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
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Pink Smithsonite var Cobaltian
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia
3.1 x 2.3 x 1.8 cm
Current Bid: $170
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 11/27/2021 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Scapolite (fluorescent)
Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
11.0 x 7.8 x 5.0 cm
Current Bid: $210
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 11/27/2021 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Dravite Tourmaline
Power's Farm, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence Co., New York, USA
1.6 x 1.4 x 1.2 cm
Current Bid: $25
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 11/27/2021 6:30:00 pm (CST)