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This eclectic auction features many thumbnail specimens and pieces from the Jingnan (Tom) Zhang collection. Recent finds, worldwide classics, and rarities are highlighted. Many are species and localities you normally don't see in auctions.

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 worldwide and 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. 

Dr. Jim Houran prepared a short essay to accompany this special gemstone auction. You can read it here: LINK

Mixed specimens this week include gem crystals, classic locales, fine display specimens and a selection of assorted piece from our inventory and collections we've purchased such as Rich Kosnar, Bill and Anne Cook, Chet Lemanski, Al Kidwell and more! Look for attractive higher value pieces this week, all starting at $10 reserve bids!

Some of the highlights from this week’s auction include:

1. Excellent apple green PYROMORPHITE specimen from China
2. Wonderful gemmy "phantom" FLUORITE specimen from the Okorusu Mine, Namibia
3. Classic and fine quality CARLSBAD TWIN AMAZONITE form Colorado (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
4. Unique NATIVE COPPER included in GYPSUM from Arizona (ex Rich Kosnar Collection)
5. Superb LARGE "Faden" specimen from Pakistan (ex Rich Kosnar Collection)
6. Beautiful RHODOCHROSITE crystals on matrix from the Eagle Mine, Colorado
7. Fine matrix LEGRANDITE specimen from the Ojuela Mine, Mexico
8. Eye-catching twinned "STAR" MUSCOVITE from Brazil
9. A cool piece of beautiful lab-grown ROCHELLE SALT from Germany
10. Rarities include GRANDVIEWITE, WOODHOUSEITE and YUKONITE

Benitoite (Gemmy!)
California State Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
2.3 x 2.3 x 1.4 cm
Current Bid: $290
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 08/11/2022 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Phenakite (Rare doubly-terminated Colorado crystal)
Mt Antero, Chaffee Co., Colorado, USA
1.7 x 0.8 x 0.8 cm
Current Bid: $117
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
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Rutile (Flower shape) in Quartz
Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil
2.2 x 2.2 x 0.8 cm
Current Bid: $100
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
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Brucite
Killa Saifullah Dist., Balochistan Region, Pakistan
3.7 x 2.6 x 1.8 cm
Current Bid: $40
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
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Rhodochrosite (Old material)
Sunnyside Mines, San Juan Co., Colorado, USA
4.4 x 2.4 x 2.1 cm
Current Bid: $270
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
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Gem suite: Sapphire, Aquamarine, Beryl & Tanzanite
Various
1.6 x 0.3 x 0.3 cm
Current Bid: $160
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
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Serendibite (Extremely rare! Currier Coll.)
Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin Dist., Mandalay Region, Myanmar
1.6 x 1.0 x 0.9 cm
Current Bid: $50
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
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Vesuvianite (Rare DT, Type Locality)
Bellecombe, Chatillon, Aosta Valley, Italy
1.6 x 0.6 x 0.6 cm
Current Bid: $37
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
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Boracite (Old classic material circa 1800s)
Luneburg, Lower Saxony, Germany
1.0 x 0.8 x 0.8 cm
Current Bid: $260
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Orpiment (Rare DT, Chinese Classic)
Jiepaiyu Mine, Shimen deposit, Shimen Co., Hunan, China
3.5 x 2.4 x 0.5 cm
Current Bid: $51
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Azurite (Electric blue)
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico
4.3 x 3.1 x 2.6 cm
Current Bid: $130
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
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Gypsum (Fluorescent!)
Willow Creek, Nanton, Alberta, Canada
6.7 x 3.3 x 1.5 cm
Current Bid: $331
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
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Quartz (Rare color)
Huanggang, Hexigten, Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia, China
4.0 x 3.0 x 3.0 cm
Current Bid: $100
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
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Datolite on Danburite (Rare Combo)
Bor Pit, Dal'negorsk, Primorsky Krai, Russia
4.3 x 2.2 x 1.5 cm
Current Bid: $190
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
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Silver with Copper (Old classic)
Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA
5.3 x 3.0 x 1.5 cm
Current Bid: $210
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
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"Rainbow Garnet" Andradite
Kohse mine, Tenkawa village, Yoshino Dist., Japan
3.0 x 2.2 x 1.5 cm
Current Bid: $280
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
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Spessartine (Large crystal)
Nani Hill, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania
4.0 x 3.5 x 3.0 cm
Current Bid: $173
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
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Phenakite (Gemmy)
Phenakite Mine, Khetchel village, Momeik, Myanmar
2.0 x 1.5 x 1.1 cm
Current Bid: $175
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
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Spessartine, Smoky Quartz (Flynn TN coll.)
Wushan Mine, Tongbei, Yunxiao Co., Fujian, China
3.5 x 2.9 x 2.3 cm
Current Bid: $200
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
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Wulfenite
La Morita Mine, Ascencion Mun., Chihuahua, Mexico
2.1 x 1.7 x 1.1 cm
Current Bid: $60
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
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Fluorite (Gemmy)
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China
2.7 x 2.6 x 1.4 cm
Current Bid: $60
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
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Ruby (rare style of crystal) on Calcite
Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin Dist., Mandalay, Myanmar
3.5 x 3.0 x 1.3 cm
Current Bid: $1,700
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Spessartine Garnet with Smoky Quartz (Flynn TN coll.)
Wushan Mine, Tongbei, Yunxiao Co., Fujian, China
2.7 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm
Current Bid: $160
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
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Grossular var. Tsavorite (Gemmy) with Diopside
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Simanjiro, Manyara Region, Tanzania
1.8 x 1.3 x 1.1 cm
Current Bid: $75
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
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Sphalerite (Rare Locality)
Daye Co., Huangshi, Hubei, China
2.5 x 2.2 x 2.1 cm
Current Bid: $35
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Fluorite (Zoned) on Quartz
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China
3.2 x 1.9 x 1.5 cm
Current Bid: $190
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Djurleite with Silver (Extremely Rare!)
Ait Ahmane, Zagora Prov., Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
3.0 x 2.6 x 2.4 cm
Current Bid: $92
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Gold (Spinel Twin) on Quartz (New Find)
Aouint Ighoumane, Assa-Zag Prov., Guelmim-Oued Noun Region, Morocco
1.6 x 1.0 x 0.4 cm
Current Bid: $147
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Hematite (unusual mirror luster)
Wessels Mine, Hotazel, Kalahari, Northern Cape, South Africa
2.8 x 2.0 x 1.7 cm
Current Bid: $303
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Smithsonite (Rare Locality)
Leiping Mine, Guiyang Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China
2.1 x 1.6 x 1.5 cm
Current Bid: $20
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 08/11/2022 6:30:00 pm (CDT)