WEEKLY MINERAL & GEM AUCTIONS!

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We are proud to present a special auction featuring classics and fine display pieces from the collection of Richard Rossi, an East Coast collector and longtime Fellow and supporter of the Mineralogical Record and the community. This selection includes a very esoteric mix of display specimens with a focus on aesthetic examples of classics, many from older collections as well.

This special auction features items such as:

PENTAGONITE in a protected pocket

OLD ENGLISH BOURNONITE  VALUED over $5000 

a MAJOR KONGSBERG SILVER, and a SWEET HOME RHODOCHROSITE VALUED over $5000 

EPIDOTE from Alaska from the Smithsonian collection

SMITHSONITES And more….!

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.

Bournonite and Quartz - old classic circa mid 1800s
Herodsfoot Mine, Lanreath, Cornwall, England, UK
6.4 x 4.8 x 7.7 cm
Current Bid: $365
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/30/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Natrolite with Calcite- rare USA locale
Millington Quarry, Bernards Township, Somerset Co., New Jersey, USA
5.1 x 4.3 x 3.4 cm
Current Bid: $43
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/30/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Silver and Calcite , with Acanthite
Kongsberg silver mining Dist., Buskerud, Norway
5.2 x 5.1 x 2.8 cm
Current Bid: $400
Bidder: whisper
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/30/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Vanadinite on Baryte - superb miniature
Mibladen mining Dist., Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
4.0 x 3.2 x 2.6 cm
Current Bid: $234
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/30/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Gypsum var. Selenite (fluorescent)
Salinas de Otuma, Paracas, Pisco, Pisco Prov., Ica, Peru
6.5 x 6.5 x 5.3 cm
Current Bid: $40
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/30/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Manganite (TYPE LOCALITY circa 1880s)
Manganese deposit, Ilfeld, Thuringia, Germany (TL)
7.7 x 4.3 x 4.s cm
Current Bid: $360
Bidder: whisper
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/30/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Pentagonite on Stilbite
Wagholi Quarries, Wagholi, Pune Dist., Maharashtra, India
8.6 x 6.0 x 3.5 cm
Current Bid: $360
Bidder: whisper
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/30/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Galena (twinned) perched on Sphalerite
2nd Sovetskii Mine, Dalnegorsk, Primorsky Krai, Russia
4.2 x 3.1 x 2.9 cm
Current Bid: $35
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/30/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Cerussite (fluorescent) and Baryte
Mibladen mining Dist., Midelt Prov., Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
7.7 x 6.6 x 3.8 cm
Current Bid: $60
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/30/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Purple Fluorapatite (fluorescent)
Dara-e-Pech pegmatite field, Kunar, Afghanistan
4.0 x 3.4 x 2.5 cm
Current Bid: $160
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/30/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Pyrolusite - superb crystals
Montreal Mine, Gogebic Range, Iron Co., Wisconsin, USA
4.8 x 3.8 x 2.7 cm
Current Bid: $78
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/30/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Smithsonite
Choix, Choix Municipality, Sinaloa, Mexico
7.3 x 4.6 x 3.7 cm
Current Bid: $179
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/30/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Calcite, Chalcopyrite, and Marcasite
Brushy Creek Mine, Greeley, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA
6.8 x 4.6 x 3.3 cm
Current Bid: $40
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/30/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Rose Quartz - superb miniature
Alto da Pitorra, Laranjeiras, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil
4.4 x 4.2 x 1.4 cm
Current Bid: $210
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/30/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Taconite
Adams Mine, Boston Township, Ontario, Canada
9.3 x 7.3 x 4.2 cm
Current Bid: $10
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/30/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Wulfenite, Mimetite, and Willemite (fluorescent)
San Francisco Mine, Cerro Prieto, Sonora, Mexico
9.1 x 7.4 x 4.2 cm
Current Bid: $210
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/30/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Epidote (ex Roebling circa 1900, Smithsonian)
Green Monster Mtn., Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, USA
7.1 x 5.2 x 4.1 cm
Current Bid: $309
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/30/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Smithsonite on Calcite - 1800s, ex Bement, American Museum
Altenberg Mine, Kelmis, Liege, Wallonia, Belgium
7.7 x 6.1 x 3.3 cm
Current Bid: $179
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/30/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Szenicsite (ex Szenics & TYPE LOCALITY) with Cu-Powellite
Jardinera No. 1 Mine, Inca de Oro mining Dist., Atacama, Chile (TL)
7.7 x 7.1 x 4.7 cm
Current Bid: $237
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/30/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Cassiterite on Muscovite (old classic!)
Schlaggenwald, Bohemia, Czech Republic
8.5 x 6.0 x 4.4 cm
Current Bid: $310
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/30/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Pyromorphite
Daoping Mine, Yangshuo Co., Guilin, Guangxi, China
6.7 x 5.4 x 3.3 cm
Current Bid: $137
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/30/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Rhodochrosite and Quartz
Hedgehog Pocket, Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Park Co., Colorado, USA
9.1 x 6.3 x 3.2 cm
Current Bid: $2,300
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/30/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Ilvaite, Calcite, and Quartz, on Hedenbergite
Dalnegorsk, Primorsky Krai, Russia
4.8 x 4.3 x 2.7 cm
Current Bid: $75
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/30/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Legrandite with Smithsonite
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
4.3 x 4.0 x 2.9 cm
Current Bid: $187
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/30/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Fluorapatite
Sapo Mine, Ferruginha, Conselheiro Pena, Minas Gerais, Brazil
5.9 x 1.4 x 1.3 cm
Current Bid: $65
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
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Covellite with Pyrite and Quartz
Leonard Mine, Butte Mining Distric, Butte-Silver Bow, Montana, USA
4.7 x 3.8 x 1.8 cm
Current Bid: $222
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
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Dyscrasite with Silver and Allargentum on Calcite
Bouismas Mine, Zagora Prov., Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
5.9 x 4.4 x 1.7 cm
Current Bid: $87
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/30/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Tourmaline var. Dravite ex NY Museum
Bower Power's Farm, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence Co., New York, USA
5.8 x 4.7 x 4.2 cm
Current Bid: $15
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/30/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Opal var. Opal-AN (fluorescent)
Zacatecas, Mexico
7.5 x 5.4 x 3.3 cm
Current Bid: $45
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/30/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Babingtonite on Calcite and Prehnite (classic USA locale)
Lane & Son traprock quarries, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, USA
8.8 x 6.5 x 5.2 cm
Current Bid: $79
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/30/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)