WEEKLY MINERAL & GEM AUCTIONS !

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A special single-collector Cull Auction featuring African Selections from the lifetime Collection of Alex Neufeld, and featuring Tsumeb and lead deposits.
1. gorgeous important CERUSSITE ON MATRIX from TSUMEB

2. LUDLOCKITE

3. TSUMEB AZURITE AND MALACHITE

4. TIGER DIOPTASE

5. GEM POCKET MIMETITE (1971)

6. a rare Berg Aukas CERUSSITE

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. Super, doubly-terminated, RARE MATRIX AQUAMARINE specimen from Brazil
2. Attractive, beautifully crystallized, historic COPPER specimen from Michigan
3. Excellent, GEMMY, doubly-terminated KUNZITE crystal from Afghanistan (193 grams)
4. Classic and hard to find LARGE CABINET MALACHITE from the Cashin Mine, Colorado
5. Rare pseudomorph of TURQUOISE after FLUORAPATITE from Mexico
6. Wonderful, fine quality WITHERITE crystals on matrix from Illinois  
7. Rarities include: DRESSERITE, METAHEINRICHITE, BANDYLITE and BRAUNITE
8. Plenty of cool US and European minerals and various rarities from the collection of Kay Robertson

From the collection of Chester ("Chet") S. Lemanski Jr. (born 1947) of Browns Mills, New Jersey  (https://www.mindat.org/user-461.html).  Chet started collecting minerals in his early teen years circa 1957.  He worked briefly as a drill runner at the famous Sterling Mine, in Ogdensburg, New Jersey before he was drafted into the military.  After making the military his career, he returned to the world of minerals when he helped convert the Sterling Mine into a public access mining museum from 1987 to 1990.  Later he held the role of treasurer, vice president and president of the Franklin-Ogdensburg Mineralogical Society (FOMS), along with serving as a board member and vice president of the Franklin Mineral Museum.  After retiring, Chet became one of the most prolific contributor, moderator, and advisor on mindat.org.  The rare hydrated sodium calcium copper arsenate, Lemanskiite was named in his honor in 1999. 
 

Over the years, Chet's combined collections of worldwide minerals and fluorescent specimens totaled over 24,000 pieces.  He also has an extensive collection of geo-literature and possesses one of the most extensive reference (not antiquarian items of anecdotal value) libraries in private hands, comprising thousands of pounds and hundreds of linear feet of publications. 
                                                                                                                                   
We are honored to present the prefatory offering of these treasures from this incredibly diverse collection from a previous era.  Stay tuned as we will be slowly rolling out specimens on a regular basis in the auctions.

Zincolivenite (formerly Cu-Adamite)
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia
3.4 x 2.5 x 2.3 cm
Current Bid: $176
Bidder: alexandcarolite
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Willemite with Cerussite
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia
5.0 x 3.5 x 3.1 cm
Current Bid: $85
Bidder: Page Arlt
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Tennantite
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia
4.3 x 3.2 x 2.1 cm
Current Bid: $55
Bidder: docrock
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Smithsonite var. Cadmian
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia
3.6 x 2.5 x 1.9 cm
Current Bid: $225
Bidder: tucsonminerals
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Fluorite
Okorusu Mine, Otjiwarongo, Otjozondjupa Region, Namibia
7.9 x 6.1 x 4.0 cm
Current Bid: $321
Bidder: LTM25
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Dioptase and Duftite
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia
10.9 x 7.4 x 3.0 cm
Current Bid: $411
Bidder: Germanrocks
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Wulfenite and Mimetite (rare USA locale)
Toughnut Mine, Tombstone, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
7.5 x 4.6 x 3.8 cm
Current Bid: $370
Bidder: ghetjw
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Quartz on Chrysocolla
Blue Angel Prospect, Plomosa Mtns, La Paz Co., Arizona
10.6 x 6.0 x 3.2 cm
Current Bid: $62
Bidder: sjcorrea
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Descloizite
Berg Aukas Mine, Grootfontein, Otjozondjupa Region, Namibia
6.0 x 5.0 x 3.9 cm
Current Bid: $175
Bidder: AdenCollection
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Smithsonite var. Cuprian
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia
6.0 x 3.9 x 2.2 cm
Current Bid: $270
Bidder: Argojack
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Siderite casts after Calcite with Sphalerite
Broken Hill Mine, Aggeneys, Namakwa, Northern Cape, South Africa
5.7 x 5.5 x 3.0 cm
Current Bid: $31
Bidder: frank*gold
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Cerussite
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia
4.0 x 3.8 x 2.6 cm
Current Bid: $131
Bidder: gabou2
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Tennantite ex Kay Robertson
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia
8.4 x 6.3 x 5.7 cm
Current Bid: $145
Bidder: lawkivi
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Malachite and Calcite
Old Dominion Mine, Globe, Globe-Miami Mining District, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
7.5 x 7.3 x 3.9 cm
Current Bid: $50
Bidder: hcoon2000
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Adamite
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia
5.4 x 5.0 x 3.2 cm
Current Bid: $53
Bidder: tblackwood1
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Malachite ps. Azurite
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia
6.1 x 4.1 x 3.5 cm
Current Bid: $205
Bidder: tubman
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Dioptase on Calcite
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia
5.5 x 3.9 x 2.3 cm
Current Bid: $285
Bidder: jjadam12
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Rhodochrosite on Manganite (1970s rare style)
Hotazel Mine, Hotazel, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape, South Africa
6.2 x 5.6 x 3.2 cm
Current Bid: $625
Bidder: bbixby
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Smithsonite with Rosasite
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia
6.0 x 5.0 x 3.2 cm
Current Bid: $98
Bidder: stoasucha
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Malachite ps. Azurite
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia
7.1 x 4.6 x 4.5 cm
Current Bid: $38
Bidder: hsudude22
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Mimetite (Gem Pocket, 1971)
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia
2.8 x 2.2 x 1.8 cm
Current Bid: $410
Bidder: alexandcarolite
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Duftite and Wulfenite on Dolomite cast
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia
6.9 x 6.4 x 4.4 cm
Current Bid: $65
Bidder: Ahnsfohnt
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Ludlockite, Leiteite and Stottite
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia
5.1 x 2.0 x 1.3 cm
Current Bid: $225
Bidder: banska
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Rosasite on Azurite
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia
3.5 x 2.6 x 2.5 cm
Current Bid: $135
Bidder: abaratham
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Cuprite with Calcite
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia
3.2 x 2.0 x 1.7 cm
Current Bid: $165
Bidder: ramanguy
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Azurite with Gartrellite
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia
4.7 x 2.1 x 1.8 cm
Current Bid: $480
Bidder: fredbug83
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Anglesite ex Kay Robertson
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia
5.3 x 3.7 x 3.5 cm
Current Bid: $60
Bidder: pepito
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Quartz with Hematite Inclusions
Riemvasmaak, Kakamas, Northern Cape, South Africa
7.1 x 5.1 x 2.6 cm
Current Bid: $138
Bidder: nicobe
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Dioptase with Wulfenite (USA classic)
Mammoth-Saint Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
3.7 x 3.6 x 2.1 cm
Current Bid: $290
Bidder: whisper
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Beudantite
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia
1.7 x 1.1 x 1.0 cm
Current Bid: $107
Bidder: tblackwood1
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