WEEKLY MINERAL & GEM AUCTIONS !

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A special Auction featuring worldwide Selections from the Collection of Richard Mushlitz, assembled in the 1980s and 1990s.

1. gorgeous AMETHYST from Mexico
2. Rare old Classics and Species

3. Important CAFARSITE from Switzerland

4. Fine HEMATITE from Brazil

5. Very fine , rare ELMWOOD GEM CORNERS FLUORITE

6. SILVER WIRE from Kazakhstan

And many more!


We have a great selection this week featuring plenty of attractive, fine quality, rare and unusual specimens.  Look for new discoveries that we picked up at recent shows or direct from the source. We have specimens from the collections of David Burgess and Gary Weaver, along with plenty from 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 old  classic COPPER on QUARTZ from Michigan
2. Beautiful blue FLUORITE on QUARTZ from the Sweet Home Mine, Colorado
3. Rare classic LEGRANDITE from the Ojuela Mine, Mexico
4. Gorgeous multicolor OPAL from Ethiopia
5. A newly discovered specimen of beautiful blue HEMIMORPHITE from Rep. of the Congo
6. Attractive rich blue AZURITE crystals on matrix from the Milpillas Mine, Mexico
7. Rarities include, THULITE, KLEBELSBERGITE, OSUMILITE and THESITE 
8. Plenty of cool US and European minerals and various rarities from the collection of Kay Robertson


We are thrilled to introduce a new series of gem auctions.  We will be 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 superb mix of well-known, rare, unique and collector quality gems with reserve bids starting at $10 up to $999.  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.  

Charlesite ex. Mushlitz Coll.
N'Chwaning II Mine, Kalahari , Northern Cape, S. Africa
4.1 x 2.4 x 1.7 cm
Current Bid: $96
Bidder: aratai
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/24/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Rodalquilarite on Alunite ex. Mushlitz Coll.
Wendy open pit, Tambo Mine, El Indio, Coquimbo, Chile
6.5 x 6.0 x 3.4 cm
Current Bid: $60
Bidder: fredbug83
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/24/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Stibnite (rare locale) ex Mushlitz Coll
Raura District, Cajatambo Province, Lima, Peru
6.2 x 4.0 x 3.3 cm
Current Bid: $60
Bidder: Mercswift
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/24/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Fluorite with incipient gem corners
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith Co., Tennessee, USA
10.6 x 5.7 x 4.3 cm
Current Bid: $765
Bidder: palytoxin
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/24/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Corundum var. Ruby
Cowee Valley, Macon Co., North Carolina, USA
0.2 x 0.2 x 0.2 cm
Current Bid: $216
Bidder: mlambert10
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/24/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Azurite
4750 Bench, Copper Mountain, Morenci, Arizona, USA
5.7 x 4.7 x 3.2 cm
Current Bid: $164
Bidder: jlk
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/24/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Cadmium Smithsonite ps. Dolomite
Philadelphia Mine, Rush, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA
5.5 x 2.8 x 1.4 cm
Current Bid: $190
Bidder: Sgoldst4
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/24/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Rhodonite with Willemite and Calcite
Franklin Mine, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA
6.7 x 3.9 x 3.4 cm
Current Bid: $938
Bidder: forwhatitsworth
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/24/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Cavansite on Stilbite
Wagholi Quarries, Pune District, Maharashtra, India
6.4 x 5.4 x 3.2 cm
Current Bid: $311
Bidder: jlk
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/24/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Benstonite with Sphalerite and Fluorite
Minerva No. 1 Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
8.9 x 6.5 x 6.2 cm
Current Bid: $205
Bidder: Minchon68
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/24/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Tremolite - unusually fine crystal
Khyber area, near the Pakistan/Afghanistan border
4.2 x 3.4 x 1.8 cm
Current Bid: $21
Bidder: nmz
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/24/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Natrochalcite (TYPE LOCALITY)
Chuquicamata Mine, Calama, Antofagasta, Chile (TL)
4.8 x 3.2 x 2.8 cm
Current Bid: $107
Bidder: ChrisKendl
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/24/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Bastnesite-(Ce) on Dolomite (rare locale!)
Trimouns Talc Mine, Luzenac, Occitanie, France
4.2 x 3.5 x 2.2 cm
Current Bid: $28
Bidder: mcomemeteorite
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/24/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Vesuvianite (rare Italian locality!)
Val Cominica, Lombardy, Italy
3.8 x 3.1 x 1.8 cm
Current Bid: $28
Bidder: escalade1602
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/24/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Crocoite
Red Lead Mine, Dundas mineral field, Tasmania, Australia
3.5 x 3.3 x 2.4 cm
Current Bid: $85
Bidder: Ahnsfohnt
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/24/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Rutile
Graves Mountain, Lincoln Co., Georgia, USA
4.4 x 3.6 x 2.8 cm
Current Bid: $41
Bidder: escalade1602
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/24/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Platinum nuggets - classic USA locality
Goodnews Bay, Bethel Census Area, Alaska, USA
0.1 x 0.2 x 0.2 cm
Current Bid: $113
Bidder: TJ
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/24/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Silver with Acanthite
Dzhezkazgan district, Karaganda Region, Kazakhstan
3.2 x 1.1 x 0.3 cm
Current Bid: $128
Bidder: chrismoropoulos
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/24/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Lazurite with Pyrite
Sar-e Sang, Koksha Valley, Badakhshan, Afghanistan (TL)
4.2 x 2.7 x 2.3 cm
Current Bid: $63
Bidder: Mikaurum
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/24/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Connellite on Langite
Tankardstown mine, Waterford County, Munster, Ireland
4.2 x 2.9 x 1.7 cm
Current Bid: $91
Bidder: tmr
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/24/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Fluorapophyllite-(K) - USA classic!
Prospect Park Quarry, Passaic Co., New Jersey, USA
5.2 x 4.1 x 2.1 cm
Current Bid: $131
Bidder: Sgoldst4
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/24/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Ferroan Variscite (rare color)
Iron Monarch open cut, South Australia, Australia
5.6 x 3.6 x 2.1 cm
Current Bid: $46
Bidder: Ahnsfohnt
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/24/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Likasite (TYPE LOCALITY)
Likasi, Kambove District, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo
3.7 x 2.6 x 1.7 cm
Current Bid: $83
Bidder: Sonas
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/24/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Quartz var. Amethyst
Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico
5.7 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm
Current Bid: $75
Bidder: mineralrookie
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/24/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Langite
Tankardstown mine, Waterford County, Munster, Ireland
3.8 x 3.1 x 0.6 cm
Current Bid: $75
Bidder: tmr
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/24/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Cuprite var. Chalcotrichite
Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia
2.8 x 2.7 x 1.6 cm
Current Bid: $110
Bidder: pack_llama
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/24/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Cafarsite (TYPE LOCALITY)
Wanni glacier, Monte Cervandone, Binn, Valais, Switzerland (TL)
4.8 x 2.8 x 2.7 cm
Current Bid: $89
Bidder: Mikaurum
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/24/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Malachite and Calcite
Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia
4.5 x 3.1 x 2.2 cm
Current Bid: $150
Bidder: Sgoldst4
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/24/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Fluorapophyllite-(K) on Stilbite
Pune District, Maharashtra, India
5.7 x 4.6 x 3.9 cm
Current Bid: $258
Bidder: whisper
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/24/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Cerrusite
Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia
6.2 x 3.2 x 1.3 cm
Current Bid: $337
Bidder: whisper
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/24/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)