WEEKLY MINERAL & GEM AUCTIONS!

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We have been excited to release more classics and superb California location pieces as a group from this collection in a series of dedicated auction sets highlighting the incredible fun of seeing such a diversity of locations and historical pieces, that we have found in the collection of noted California collector, Bob Reynolds. It is an honor to handle his wonderful and  diverse collection, and to share this with the world. In addition to being a superlative field collector, he  was the curator of the San Bernardino Museum of Natural History and had special access and opportunity to field collect. Look for more special auctions later in 2021, as well as more of this style of unusual and aesthetic old material in our regular and weekly auctions, over the next 2-3 years. 

We have a great selection this week, featuring plenty of attractive, fine quality, classic, contemporary, rare and unusual specimens from around the world. Look for some great specimens from various collections that we've purchased over the last year or so like Colorado mining legend, Dave Bergman, plus Bob Reynolds, Gary Weaver, Richard Kosnar and Chet Lemanski. 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 AQUAMARINE crystals from Pakistan (ex Dave Bergman Collection)
2. Rare, fine, classic JEREMEJEVITE crystal from Namibia
3. Stellar AZURITE "ROSE" from the Detroit Mine, Morenci, Arizona
4. Highly sculptural Mn-bearing CALCITE specimen from Peru
5. Classic GEM QUALITY penetration twinned FLUORITE from the Heights Mine in England (Mined 1928)
6. Beautiful WULFENITE on MIMETITE from the Ojuela Mine, Mexico (ex Bob Reynolds Collection)
7. Fine quality, rare RAMSDELLITE from the TYPE LOCALITY in New Mexico
8. Gorgeous, aesthetic "leaf"-like COPPER specimen from Bolivia
9. Fantastic ROSASITE pseudomorph after MALACHITE after AZURITE from Arizona
10. LARGE CABINET sized "finger"-shaped PREHNITE specimen from Pakistan

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 at $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. 
 

 

Crocoite
Dundas mineral field, Zeehan District, Tasmania, Australia
5.7 x 4.0 x 1.0 cm
Current Bid: $133
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 06/17/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Pyromorphite (rare classic locale)
Black Star open cut, Mount Isa Mines, Queensland, Australia
4.3 x 3.7 x 2.6 cm
Current Bid: $50
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Monazite-(Ce) - California!
Southern Pacific Silica Quarry, Lakeview Mountains, Riverside Co., California, USA
2.7 x 2.3 x 0.8 cm
Current Bid: $65
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Duftite on/in Mimetite
Mount Bonnie Mine, Grove Hill, Northern Territory, Australia
6.2 x 3.2 x 2.5 cm
Current Bid: $96
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
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Vivianite
Clear Spring Mine, Homeland, Polk Co., Florida, USA
3.7 x 3.6 x 3.3 cm
Current Bid: $100
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Wulfenite GEM crystal - old locale
Total Wreck Mine, Empire Mining District, Pima Co., Arizona, USA
4.2 x 3.8 x 3.2 cm
Current Bid: $230
Bidder: blmineral
Time Left:
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Cassiterite on Microcline feldspar (rare locale!)
Cryo-Genie Mine, Warner Springs, San Diego County, California, USA
7.3 x 4.8 x 3.2 cm
Current Bid: $165
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Cerussite (fluorescent)
Mibladen mining district, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
4.2 x 3.2 x 2.8 cm
Current Bid: $20
Bidder: Private Bidder
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superb Smithsonite on Coronadite stalactite
Broken Hill Proprietary Mine, Yancowinna Co., New South Wales, Australia
8.7 x 2.6 x 1.9 cm
Current Bid: $311
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Azurite
Touissit, Jerada Province, Oriental Region, Morocco
5.3 x 3.6 x 1.2 cm
Current Bid: $90
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
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Zincolivenite
Tsumeb Mine, Oshikoto Region, Namibia
3.6 x 2.7 x 2.1 cm
Current Bid: $160
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
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Axinite-(Fe) on Quartz
New Melones Dam, West Belt, Calaveras Co., California, USA
7.2 x 3.4 x 2.3 cm
Current Bid: $43
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
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Manganocalcite (fluorescent) on Quartz
Pachapaqui mining district, Bolognesi Province, Ancash, Peru
7.1 x 5.0 x 4.3 cm
Current Bid: $60
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Duftite ps. after Wulfenite, & Arsentsumebite (rare pseudomorph !)
Tsumeb Mine, Oshikoto Region, Namibia (TYPE LOCALITY)
4.6 x 4.1 x 1.6 cm
Current Bid: $250
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
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Pyromorphite
Les Farges Mine, Ussel, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France
6.7 x 4.2 x 2.8 cm
Current Bid: $319
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
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Bloedite (rare)
Soda Lake, Carrizo Plain, San Luis Obispo Co., California, USA
7.7 x 5.5 x 2.1 cm
Current Bid: $15
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
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Spessartine Garnet, Schorl, and Cleavelandite (old classic!)
Little Three Mine, Ramona Mining District, San Diego County, California, USA
5.7 x 5.0 x 3.5 cm
Current Bid: $725
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Bismuthinite, Pyrite, Chalcopyrite (rare locale)
Victoria Mine, Dolly Varden Mining District, Elko Co., Nevada, USA
8.3 x 2.8 x 2.6 cm
Current Bid: $75
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
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Vanadinite (old classic)
San Carlos District, Chihuahua, Mexico
4.5 x 2.4 x 2.0 cm
Current Bid: $50
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
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Baryte
Meikle Mine, Bootstrap Mining District, Elko Co., Nevada, USA
5.9 x 4.7 x 2.7 cm
Current Bid: $45
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
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Red Beryl (superb display specimen)
Ruby Violet claims, Wah Wah Mountains, Beaver Co., Utah, USA
4.7 x 4.2 x 2.8 cm
Current Bid: $4,050
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
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Pyromorphite on Descloizite
Hardshell Mine, Harshaw Mining District, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA
7.5 x 4.2 x 2.9 cm
Current Bid: $335
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
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Pyromorphite and Cerussite, with Malachite
Brown's Prospect, Rum Jungle, Northern Territory, Australia
8.3 x 5.6 x 2.9 cm
Current Bid: $280
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
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Mimetite and Calcite (old classic style)
Inglaterra Mine, Santa Eulalia Mining District, Chihuahua, Mexico
6.3 x 5.6 x 3.3 cm
Current Bid: $300
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Annabergite - very rich, early 1900s specimen
Lavrion Mining District, Attica, Greece
6.2 x 4.6 x 3.4 cm
Current Bid: $310
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Wulfenite
Old Yuma Mine, Saguaro National Monument, Pima Co., Arizona, USA
4.7 x 3.0 x 2.4 cm
Current Bid: $530
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Leadhillite and Cerussite, with Boleite (?)
Mammoth-Saint Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
6.8 x 4.4 x 3.2 cm
Current Bid: $90
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Cinnabar - twinned (rare USA LOCALITY!)
Red Bird Mine, Antelope Springs Mining District, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA
4.4 x 4.2 x 2.7 cm
Current Bid: $115
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Native Copper
Morenci, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA
6.8 x 4.8 x 1.1 cm
Current Bid: $95
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 06/17/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Vanadinite
Mibladen mining district, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
5.0 x 3.2 x 2.1 cm
Current Bid: $120
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 06/17/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)