WEEKLY MINERAL & GEM AUCTIONS !

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A great selection this week with plenty of attractive, good quality, rare and unusual specimens.  Look for new discoveries that we picked up at recent shows or direct from the source, plus we have plenty of pieces from the newly acquired Gary Weaver collection along with a newly purchased prominent worldwide collection from the Midwest, plus dealers' inventories, and 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. GEM quality AZURITE crystals from Milpillas, Mexico
2. Excellent multi-color "phantom" FLUORITE crystals from La Viesca, Spain
3. New find of beautiful fine quality PREHNITE crystals from Merelani, Tanzania
4. Gemmy RHODOCHROSITE crystal from 1978 from the Sweet Home Mine
5. Superb quality CELESTINE crystal group from Minerva #1 Mine, Illinois
6. Rare PURPLE GEM QUALITY ALBITE crystals from Pakistan
7. Rarities include SPANGOLITE, GAUDEFROYITE, SENEGALITE, SUSSEXITE and PARATACAMITE
8. Plenty of cool US and European minerals and various rarities from the collection of Kay Robertson

This week's pre-TUCSON Show auction features great selection of minerals including classic species / localities along with gem crystals, contemporary beauties and rare minerals from around the world.   Look for pieces from important collections that include things seldom seen for sale on a  retail market! We dove back into the classics collections we have purchased over the years for some fresh choices for you !
Highlights this week include:

1. Large gem HALITE from Poland

2. TOURMALINES

 

3. Ross Lillie Collection specimens

 

4. Exotic CUPRIAN SMITHSONITE from Tsumeb

 

5. Classic large old-time COPPER skull

 

6. Sapo Mine APATITE w/ TOURMALINE - rare style

Apatite (fluorescent) w/ Tourmaline & Muscovite
Sapo mine, Ferruginha, Conselheiro Pena, Minas Gerais, Brazil
8.8 x 5.8 x 4.8 cm
Current Bid: $77
Bidder: miksag
Time Left:
Close Time: 01/30/2020 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Shattuckite ps. After Smoky Quartz (RARE!)
Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
4.3 x 2.7 x 2.5 cm
Current Bid: $67
Bidder: pseucol
Time Left:
Close Time: 01/30/2020 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Pyromorphite (Steve Smale Coll.)
Daoping Mine, Gongcheng Co., Guilin, Guangxi, China
7.5 x 5.0 x 3.4 cm
Current Bid: $40
Bidder: Slinksteralex
Time Left:
Close Time: 01/30/2020 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Watermelon Tourmaline slice (classic Maine) Charlie Key Coll.
Dunton Gem Quarry, Newry, Oxford County, Maine
2.7 x 2.4 x 0.2 cm
Current Bid: $70
Bidder: rkrocks
Time Left:
Close Time: 01/30/2020 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Beudantite (Shields Flynn Coll.)
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia
1.5 x 1.1 x 0.9 cm
Current Bid: $10
Bidder: fifedog
Time Left:
Close Time: 01/30/2020 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Baryte (classic locale)
Cumbria, England
7.1 x 6.2 x 2.3 cm
Current Bid: $10
Bidder: denham92
Time Left:
Close Time: 01/30/2020 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Conichalcite (1975 find)
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
3.6 x 2.5 x 1.8 cm
Current Bid: $22
Bidder: pack_llama
Time Left:
Close Time: 01/30/2020 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Large gem Halite xls (fluorescent)
Solno mine, Inowrocław, Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland
9.5 x 8.7 x 8.5 cm
Current Bid: $70
Bidder: DiegoMat
Time Left:
Close Time: 01/30/2020 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Faden Quartz (rare old classic Arkansas)
nr. Hot Springs, Garland Co., Arkansas
6.7 x 5.1 x 2.7 cm
Current Bid: $15
Bidder: davidt222
Time Left:
Close Time: 01/30/2020 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Chalcanthite (RARE - uncommon locale)
Trion Mine, San Antonio de la Huerta, Sonora, Mexico
2.5 x 2.4 x 1.1 cm
Current Bid: $15
Bidder: miagem
Time Left:
Close Time: 01/30/2020 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Tourmaline (old classic - 9.56 carats)
Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego County, California
2.5 x 1.0 x 0.5 cm
Current Bid: $21
Bidder: Slinksteralex
Time Left:
Close Time: 01/30/2020 6:30:00 pm (CST)
rare crystallized Cuprian Smithsonite (illustrated) ex. Shields Flynn Coll.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia
9.5 x 9.2 x 5.8 cm
Current Bid: $237
Bidder: stoasucha
Time Left:
Close Time: 01/30/2020 6:30:00 pm (CST)