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Over 60,000 fine minerals, crystals and gemstones sold since 2002!
New mineral auctions are posted each week.


Welcome to the largest and most diverse single-source site for fine minerals and mineral specimens at auction. This is an inventory LIQUIDATION venue adjunct to our gallery site

The Arkenstone, www.iRocks.com

If you're looking for a specific mineral, locality, or price point, visit www.iRocks.com and browse our extensive selection of fine minerals, crystals, and gemstones for sale.

 

 

Current Auctions

SPECIAL AUCTION: OLD CLASSIC MINERALS
from the Kay Robertson Mineral Collection
ends Tuesday June 25th, 2019

Specimens Available: 88

NOTE SPECIAL END DAY: TUESDAY June 25, 2019
at 6:30 PM (Central Time Zone)!


The Kay Robertson collection has thus far afforded a great deal of intellectual and mineral pleasure to us here at The Arkenstone, as well as collectors around the globe. Many specimens are of historical and mineralogical interest, so working with them has been a truly gratifying experience.We thought it would be a fun change of pace to produce a totally dedicated "Kay Auction," and let things go where they may.
Please note that a number of these specimens were purchased by Kay 50-60 years ago, at prices that ranged from several dollars to several hundreds of dollars at the time. If these were the prices a half-century ago, just imagine what the possible values are now. There might be some real bargains to be had! Text and photos by collector, Jeff Starr.

For those unfamiliar with the Kay Robertson Collection,

Kay is a prominent California collector who specialized in European classics
(see our blog at www. https://www.irocks.com/kay-robertson-a-treasure-in-the-mineral-collecting-world ;
and the 50+ page article in the German Magazine "Mineralien Welt" November-December 2017).

Happy hunting!

MINERAL COLLECTION AUCTIONS (set 1 of 2) - ends Thursday June 27, 2019

Specimens Available: 30

ends Thursday June 27, 2019
at 6:30 PM (Central Time Zone)

The biggest mix of old classic minerals from old mineral collections - all at Auction!: highlights include pieces from newly acquired collections such as Shields Flynn (TSUMEB! & ERONGO!) and Bill Logan (RHODOCHROSITE) as well as Steve Smale (CHINA!). We are releasing more material from Burgess and Robertson collections of old classics, as well - Look for a great mix of old classics and specimens you'd expect to see at retail prices at shows!


1. Rare pink SAPPHIRE from South Africa
2. TSUMEB and NAMIBIA specimens ex SHIELDS FLYNN collection
3. "Pumpkin" CALCITE from a NEW Chinese find
4. RHODOCHROSITE from the Logan Collection
5. Exotic and rare large Romania HALOTRICHITE stalactite
6. Large SILVER slab from New Mexico

FINE MINERAL COLLECTION and INVENTORY LIQUIDATION AUCTION - end Thursday June 27th, 2019

Specimens Available: 45

Ends Thursday, June 27th, 2019
at 6:45 PM (Central Time Zone)


We have a great selection of material that we picked up over the last few months along with rarities, unusual pieces, gem crystals, classics and display specimens. Look for new goodies from recent shows / discoveries along with new collection acquisitions to appear in the coming weeks. You'll even find a few fossils, carvings / lapidary items and gemstones mixed in every now and then. We'll still have selections from various collections we've obtained including the newly acquired collection of David Burgess, Tom Campbell and Dr. William Logan along with pieces from Willard Wulff and Rich Kosnar, plus plenty of pieces from various dealers' inventories. 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! Enjoy!

Some of the highlights from this week’s auction include:

1. A beautiful naturally bi-colored purple and yellow AMETRINE slice from Bolivia
2. Newly mined "Blood Vessel Opal" (Hyalite / Opal-AN) from Mexico
3. Gorgeous and rarely seen PURPLE and RED VESUVIANITE crystals from the Jeffrey Mine, Canada
4. Attractive crystallized GOLD specimen from the Piolho Claim, Brazil
5. Fantastic doubly-terminated, sharp, pinkish-purple colored SAPPHIRE crystal on matrix from Paksitan
6. Gemmy AMBER specimen with MULTIPLE INSECT INCLUSIONS from the Dominican Republic
7. New and unusual MULTICOLOR ANDRADITE GARNET specimen from Peru
8. Eye-catching "butterfly"-twinned crystals of PHOSPHOPHYLLITE from Bolivia


Closed Auctions

FINE MINERAL COLLECTION and INVENTORY LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 2 of 2) - end Thursday June 20th, 2019

Ends Thursday, June 20th, 2019
at 6:45 PM (Central Time Zone)


We have a great selection of material that we picked up over the last few months along with rarities, unusual pieces, gem crystals, classics and display specimens. Look for new goodies from recent shows / discoveries along with new collection acquisitions to appear in the coming weeks. You'll even find a few fossils, carvings / lapidary items and gemstones mixed in every now and then. We'll still have selections from various collections we've obtained including the newly acquired collection of David Burgess, Tom Campbell and Dr. William Logan along with pieces from Charlie Key and Rich Kosnar, plus plenty of pieces from Kay Robertson along with various dealers' inventories. 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! Enjoy!

Some of the highlights from this week’s auction include:

1. Interesting and eye-catching bi-colored blue and white AQUAMARINE / BERYL from Pakistan
2. Newly mined electric pink colored "THULITE" (Mn-bearing Zoisite) from Norway
3. An attractive soft pink CHALCEDONY from the childhood home of Sandra Day O'Connor in Arizona
4. Wonderful purplish-pink "Trapiche" SAPPHIRE crystal from Mogok, Myanmar
5. An unusual brownish RHODOCHROSITE from Bulgaria (ex Dr. William Logan Collection)
6. Fine, sharp, lustrous, "porcelain"-esque PERICLINE ALBITE from the Austrian Alps
7. Rare species include BUTTGENBACHITE and GERSDORFFITE
8. Page 2 features assorted worldwide minerals (focusing on European and North American localities) from the Kay Robertson Collection

MINERAL COLLECTION AUCTIONS (set 1 of 2) - ends Thursday June 20, 2019

ends Thursday June 20, 2019
at 6:30 PM (Central Time Zone)

The biggest mix of old classic minerals from old mineral collections - all at Auction!: highlights include pieces from newly acquired collections such as Shields Flynn (TSUMEB! & ERONGO!) and Bill Logan (RHODOCHROSITE) as well as Steve Smale (CHINA!). We are releasing more material from Burgess and Robertson collections of old classics, as well - Look for a great mix of old classics and specimens you'd expect to see at retail prices at shows!


Some of the highlights from this week’s include:


1. RHODOCHROSITES from the Logan Collection
2. TSUMEB minerals!
3. Color-zoned Illinois FLUORITE
4. Rare Brandberg AMETHYST with a movable bubble
5. ex Steve Smale, old 2002-2003 era Chinese PYROMORPHITE
6. Large MEXICO CALCITE stalactite
7. Superb Stak Nala TOURMALINE & QUARTZ
8. Fine and rare Hilton Mine FLUORITE combination

SPECIAL $100 and $50 RESERVE GEMSTONE AUCTION - Ends June 13th, 2019

Ends Thursday, June 13th, 2019 at 7:00 PM (Central Time Zone)

ATTENTION! Continuing with our gem auctions we are planning to offer higher reserve mixed gem auctions every other week through the summer.
We are pleased to announce that we have purchased a notable collection / supply from a retiring gem dealer of beautiful mixed stones, cabochons and jewelry which we will be offering at liquidation prices!!

Stay posted a few times per month for a great mix attractive, popular, rare, unusual and collector quality gemstones. Reserve prices will typically be $100 and $50 every other week.
Questions about Gems?: CONTACT Gem admin Brian Kosnar: click here

MINERAL COLLECTION AUCTIONS (set 1 of 2) - ends Thursday June 13, 2019

ends Thursday June 13, 2019
at 6:30 PM (Central Time Zone)

The biggest mix of old classic minerals from old mineral collections - all at Auction!: highlights include pieces from newly acquired collections such as Shields Flynn (TSUMEB! & ERONGO!) and Bill Logan (RHODOCHROSITE). We are releasing more material from Burgess and Robertson collections of old classics, as well - Look for a great mix of old classics and specimens you'd expect to see at retail prices at shows!


Some of the highlights from this week’s include:


1. OLD, rare Red Cloud Mine WULFENITE
2. Interesting and colorful Tsumeb including: SMITHSONITES
3. RHODOCHROSITES from the Logan Collection
4. Rich and important Tsumeb CHALCOTRICHITE
5. important WILLEMITE and CALCITE from NEW JERSEY
6. Rare old-time large botryoidal MALACHITE from Namibia

SPECIAL MINERAL AUCTION - $249 RESERVE LIQUIDATION SPECIMENS - ends June 13, 2019

Ends Thursday, June 13th, 2019
at 6:45 PM (Central Time Zone)

As promised, we are continuing with our special themed auctions into the spring, and we've put together a selection of higher-end specimens all starting with $249 reserve bids. Almost every piece in this auction is valued at least at $750 in the inventory (some are valued up to $1,800), so most of the pieces are minimum 66% off retail and over 85% off in one case! We've put together a great selection of new / contemporary, classic, fine quality, attractive display pieces from around the world, so be sure to check them out and pick up some good pieces for bargain prices.

PLEASE NOTE: There are some larger sized specimens in this auction and due to the weight and dimensions of SOME of these pieces, there will be ADDITIONAL SHIPPING CHARGES in certain cases. Please keep this in mind when bidding. If you have any questions, please ask before placing your bids. Thank you!

FINE MINERAL COLLECTION and INVENTORY LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 2 of 2) - end Thursday June 6th, 2019

Ends Thursday, June 6th, 2019
at 6:45 PM (Central Time Zone)


We have a great selection of material that we picked up over the last few months along with rarities, unusual pieces, gem crystals, classics and display specimens. Look for new goodies from recent shows / discoveries along with new collection acquisitions to appear in the coming weeks. You'll even find a few fossils, carvings / lapidary items and gemstones mixed in every now and then. We'll still have selections from various collections we've obtained including the newly acquired collection of David Burgess, Tom Campbell and Dr. William Logan along with pieces from Charlie Key and Rich Kosnar, plus plenty of pieces from Kay Robertson along with various dealers' inventories. 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! Enjoy!

Some of the highlights from this week’s auction include:

1. Newly mined specimen of DIOPTASE with WULFENITE from the Mpita Mine, Rep. of Congo
2. Beautiful glowing pinkish-red RHODOCHROSITE from the Casapalca Mine in Peru (ex Dr. William Logan Collection)
3. Attractive multicolor PRECIOUS OPAL replacing petrified wood from Indonesia
4. Large "phantom" Calcite from the Denton Mine, Illinois
5. GEMMY natural blue TOPAZ crystal from the Xanda Mine, Brazil
6. Sharp, gemmy, doubly-terminated HANKSITE crystal from California
7. A recently mined specimen of unusual "windswept"-esque CHALCEDONY from Greece
8. Page 2 features assorted worldwide minerals (focusing on European and North American localities) from the Kay Robertson Collection

MINERAL COLLECTION LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 1 of 2) - ends Thursday June 6, 2019

ends Thursday June 6, 2019
at 6:30 PM (Central Time Zone)

The biggest mix of old classic minerals from old mineral collections - all at Auction!: highlights include pieces from newly acquired collections such as Shields Flynn (TSUMEB! & ERONGO!) and Bill Logan (RHODOCHROSITE). Look for a great mix of old classics and specimens you'd expect to see at retail prices at shows!


Some of the highlights from this week’s include:


1. Rare Malaysia STIBNITE
2. Interesting TSUMEB: including CERUSSITE, MIMETITE, SMITHSONITE, BEUDANTITE, AZURITE & MALACHITE
3. VANADINITE from a NEW FIND
4. Rare and superb Namibia MICROCLINE/AMAZONITE
5. Unusual Brazil-law twin AMETRINE
6. RHODOCHROSITES from the Logan Collection

SPECIAL $100 and $50 RESERVE GEMSTONE AUCTION - Ends May 30th, 2019

Ends Thursday, May 30th, 2019 at 7:00 PM (Central Time Zone)

ATTENTION! Continuing with our gem auctions we are planning to offer higher reserve mixed gem auctions every other week through the summer.
We are pleased to announce that we have purchased a notable collection / supply from a retiring gem dealer of beautiful mixed stones, cabochons and jewelry which we will be offering at liquidation prices!!

Stay posted a few times per month for a great mix attractive, popular, rare, unusual and collector quality gemstones. Reserve prices will typically be $100 and $50 every other week.
Questions about Gems?: CONTACT Gem admin Brian Kosnar: click here

SPECIAL MINERAL AUCTION - $249 RESERVE LIQUIDATION SPECIMENS - ends Thursday, May 30, 2019

Ends Thursday, May 30th, 2019
at 6:45 PM (Central Time Zone)

As promised, we are continuing with our special themed auctions into the spring, and we've put together a selection of higher-end specimens all starting with $249 reserve bids. Almost every piece in this auction is valued at least at $750 in the inventory (some are valued up to $1,800), so most of the pieces are minimum 66% off retail and over 85% off in one case! We've put together a great selection of new / contemporary, classic, fine quality, attractive display pieces from around the world, so be sure to check them out and pick up some good pieces for bargain prices.

PLEASE NOTE: There are some larger sized specimens in this auction and due to the weight and dimensions of SOME of these pieces, there will be ADDITIONAL SHIPPING CHARGES in certain cases. Please keep this in mind when bidding. If you have any questions, please ask before placing your bids. Thank you!

MINERAL COLLECTION LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 1 of 2) - ends Thursday May 30, 2019

ends Thursday May 30, 2019
at 6:30 PM (Central Time Zone)

A great mix this week with highlights from newly acquired collections such as David Burgess, Shields Flynn (TSUMEB! & ERONGO!) and Bill Logan (RHODOCHROSITE)! We have pieces set aside specifically for the auctions that didn't make it to the Tucson shows, along with new finds and old collections we've purchased. Look for a great mix of old classics and specimens you'd expect to see at retail prices at shows!


Some of the highlights from this week’s include:


1 Large HAUSMANNITE, ANDRADITE, GAUDEFROYITE & BARITE from the Wessels Mine
2. Rare and excellent RHODOCHROSITES from the Logan Collection
3. Gemmy bi-colored TOURMALINE from Pakistan
4. Interesting TSUMEBS including ANGLESITE, CERUSSITE, MIMETITE, WULFENITE, COPPER, AZURITE, MALACHITE, DOLOMITE & CALCITE
5. Rare Erongo AMETHYST along with more unusual and rare NAMIBIA specimens

FINE MINERAL COLLECTION and INVENTORY LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 2 of 2) - end Thursday May 23rd, 2019

Ends Thursday, May 23rd, 2019
at 6:45 PM (Central Time Zone)


We have a great selection of material that we picked up over the last few months along with rarities, unusual pieces, gem crystals, classics and display specimens. Look for new goodies from recent shows / discoveries along with new collection acquisitions to appear in the coming weeks. You'll even find a few fossils, carvings / lapidary items and gemstones mixed in every now and then. We'll still have selections from various collections we've obtained including the newly acquired collection of David Burgess and Dr. William Logan along with pieces from Charlie Key and Rich Kosnar, plus plenty of pieces from Kay Robertson along with various dealers' inventories. 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! Enjoy!

Some of the highlights from this week’s auction include:

1. Newly mined specimen of DIOPTASE with micro WULFENITE from the Mpita Mine, Rep. of Congo
2. Unusually thin / narrow "butterfly" twinned FERBERITE on matrix from the Tasna Mine, Bolivia
3. A trio of specimens of the rare species LUDLOCKITE (one of which is associated with LEITEITE) from Tsumeb
4. Classic, gemmy rich blue colored cubic FLUORITE from the Minerva #1 Mine, Illinois
5. Gorgeous gemmy BLUE OPAL specimen from Peru
6. Classic AMBER from the Dominican Republic featuring MULTIPLE INSECT INCLUSIONS
7. Rarely seen TETRAHEDRITE on matrix from the Naica Mine in Mexico
8. Page 2 features assorted worldwide minerals (focusing on European and North American localities) from the Kay Robertson Collection

MINERAL COLLECTION LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 1 of 2) - ends Thursday May 23, 2019

ends Thursday May 23, 2019
at 6:30 PM (Central Time Zone)

A great mix this week with highlights from newly acquired collections such as David Burgess, Shields Flynn (TSUMEB! & ERONGO!) and Bill Logan (RHODOCHROSITE)! We have pieces set aside specifically for the auctions that didn't make it to the Tucson shows, along with new finds and old collections we've purchased. Look for a great mix of old classics and specimens you'd expect to see at retail prices at shows!


Some of the highlights from this week’s include:


1. Gemmy bi-colored TOURMALINE from Namibia
2. Rare old large ACANTHITE xls from St. Andreasberg
3. Interesting TSUMEBS including TARNOWITZITE, WILLEMITE, MALACHITE, AZURITE & CALCITE
4. Large bi-colored Chinese FLUORITE
5. Rarities from the David Burgess Collection
6. Excellent and rare RHODOCHROSITES from the Logan Collection.
7. Rare Cripple Creek STIBNITE

SPECIAL MINERAL AUCTION - $249 RESERVE LIQUIDATION SPECIMENS - ends Thursday, May 16, 2019

Ends Thursday, May 16th, 2019
at 6:45 PM (Central Time Zone)

As promised, we are continuing with our special themed auctions into the spring, and we've put together a selection of higher-end specimens all starting with $249 reserve bids. Every piece in this auction is valued at least at $750 in the inventory (some are valued up to $1,500), so everything piece is minimum 66% off retail and nearly 85% off in some cases! We've put together a great selection of new / contemporary, classic, fine quality, attractive display pieces from around the world, so be sure to check them out and pick up some good pieces for bargain prices.

PLEASE NOTE: There are some larger sized specimens in this auction and due to the weight and dimensions of SOME of these pieces, there will be ADDITIONAL SHIPPING CHARGES in certain cases. Please keep this in mind when bidding. If you have any questions, please ask before placing your bids. Thank you!

MINERAL COLLECTION LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 1 of 2) - ends Thursday May 16, 2019

ends Thursday May 16, 2019
at 6:30 PM (Central Time Zone)

Featuring new specimens culled from the purchase of the David Burgess, Shields Flynn (TSUMEB! & ERONGO!) and Bill Logan (RHODOCHROSITE) collections! We have pieces set aside specifically for the auctions that didn't make it to the Tucson shows, along with new finds and old collections we've purchased. Look for a great mix of old classics and specimens you'd expect to see at retail prices at shows!


Some of the highlights from this week’s include:


1. Rare GREENLAND FLUORESCENTS from the David Burgess Collection
2. Exotic TOURMALINE ON QUARTZ from Namibia.
3. Rare and excellent RHODOCHROSITES from the Logan Collection
4. Unique TSUMEBS including a large SMITHSONITE, CERUSSITE & GALENA
5. Large old FRANKLINITE from the Irenee du Pont Collection
6. Large and rare COPPER, CUPRITE and QUARTZ from Namibia

FINE MINERAL COLLECTION and INVENTORY LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 2 of 2) - end Thursday May 9th, 2019

Ends Thursday, May 9th, 2019
at 6:45 PM (Central Time Zone)


We have a great selection of material that we picked up over the last few months along with rarities, unusual pieces, gem crystals, classics and display specimens. Look for new goodies from recent shows / discoveries along with new collection acquisitions to appear in the coming weeks. You'll even find a few fossils, carvings / lapidary items and gemstones mixed in every now and then. We'll still have selections from various collections we've obtained including the newly acquired collection of David Burgess and Dr. William Logan along with pieces from Dr. Stephen Smale, Tom Campbell and Brian Lloyd, plus plenty of pieces from Kay Robertson along with various dealers' inventories. 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! Enjoy!

Some of the highlights from this week’s auction include:

1. Beautiful naturally bicolored Ametrine slab from Bolivia
2. Large gemmy green ANDRADITE GARNET on matrix from Afghanistan
3. Interesting Midwestern CALCITES from Iowa and Indiana
4. Gemmy, unusually golden-orange colored FLUORITE from China
5. Rarely seen RHODOCHROSITE specimen from the Lone Tree Mine in Nevada
6. Classic Swiss ANTASE ("Wiserine") specimen from the famous Binntal
7. A very rare association specimen featuring VAUXITE, PARAVAUXITE, METAVAUXITE and SIGLOITE together on the same piece
8. Assorted worldwide minerals (focusing on European and North American localities) from the Kay Robertson Collection

MINERAL COLLECTION LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 1 of 2) - ends Thursday May 9, 2019

ends Thursday May 9, 2019
at 6:30 PM (Central Time Zone)

Featuring new specimens culled from the purchase of the David Burgess, Shields Flynn (TSUMEB!) and Bill Logan (RHODOCHROSITE) collections! We have pieces set aside specifically for the auctions that didn't make it to the Tucson shows, along with new finds and old collections we've purchased. Look for a great mix of old classics and specimens you'd expect to see at retail prices at shows!


Some of the highlights from this week’s include:


1. Superb large Swiss twisted QUARTZ GWINDEL
2. Bi-colored gemmy TOURMALINE from Namibia
3. Large VANADINITE from a NEW FIND
4. Fine Tsumeb and Namibia specimens from the Shields Flynn Collection
5. Classic large old English PYROMORPHITE and QUARTZ
6. Rare and excellent RHODOCHROSITES from the Logan Collection
7. Large rare FERROAN MAGNESITE from Austria

SPECIAL MINERAL AUCTION - SPECIMENS FROM THE COLLECTION of MICHAEL GARCED - ends May 7, 2019

Ends TUESDAY, May 7, 2019
at 7:00 PM (Central Time Zone)

Continuing with our special themed auctions we are thrilled for our next installment featuring specimens from the worldwide collection of Michael Garced.

Lastly, this auction closes on a TUESDAY night, not our normal Thursday schedule, and we'll send out a reminder / announcement before it closes to you don't miss out.

MINERAL COLLECTION LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 1 of 2) - ends Thursday May 2, 2019

ends Thursday May 2, 2019
at 6:30 PM (Central Time Zone)

Featuring new specimens culled from the purchase of the David Burgess, Shields Flynn (TSUMEB!) and Bill Logan (RHODOCHROSITE) collections! We have pieces set aside specifically for the auctions that didn't make it to the Tucson shows, along with new finds and old collections we've purchased. Look for a great mix of old classics and specimens you'd expect to see at retail prices at shows!


Some of the highlights from this week’s include:


1. Large rare FLUORESCENTS including GREENLAND minerals
2. Rare and excellent RHODOCHROSITES from the Logan Collection
3. Gemmy, matrix RED BERYL
4. Fine Tsumeb and Namibia specimens from the Shields Flynn Collection
5. Excellent Elk Creek BARITE
6. HUBNERITE and QUARTZ from the Dr. Steve Neely Collection

SPECIAL MINERAL AUCTION - $999 RESERVE LIQUIDATION SPECIMENS - ends May 5, 2019

Ends Thursday, May 2, 2018
at 6:45 PM (Central Time Zone)

Continuing with our special themed auctions we've put together a selection of higher-end specimens all starting with $999 reserve bids. EVERY piece in this auction is valued at $2,500 MININUM in the inventory (one piece was price at $9,500 in the inventory). There is a great mix of classic and contemporary minerals in this set with a focus on secondary ore minerals, pegmatite species, native elements and several beautiful Fluorites. .

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the LARGER SIZE AND WEIGHT of SOME pieces in this auction, there will be ADDITIONAL SHIPPING CHARGES. Please keep this in mind when bidding. If you have any questions, please ask before placing your bids. Thank you!

MINERAL COLLECTION LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 1 of 2) - ends Thursday April 25, 2019

ends Thursday April 25, 2019
at 6:30 PM (Central Time Zone)

Featuring new specimens culled from the purchase of the Kay Robertson, David Burgess, and Bill Logan (RHODOCHROSITE) collections! We have pieces set aside specifically for the auctions that didn't make it to the Tucson shows, along with new finds and old collections we've purchased. Look for a great mix of old classics and specimens you'd expect to see at retail prices at shows! STAY TUNED : NEW TSUMEB COLLECTION ACQUIRED! Tsumeb minerals are harder to come by now, and we got lucky - a large number will be presented to the auctions, coming soon!


Some of the highlights from this week’s include:


1. Classic large yellow FLUORITE from the Hilton Mine
2. Old Morenci AZURITE & MALACHITE slab
3. Rare and excellent RHODOCHROSITES from the Logan Collection
4. Large Indian FLUORITE "egg yolk"
5. Fine Tsumeb and Namibia specimens from the Shields Flynn Collection
6. Excellent New Mexico specimens from the Chris Cowan Collection
7. Dr. Stephen Moreton Collection English specimens

FINE MINERAL COLLECTION and INVENTORY LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 2 of 2) - end Thursday April 25th, 2019

Ends Thursday, April 25th, 2019
at 6:45 PM (Central Time Zone)


We have a great selection of material that we picked up over the last few months along with rarities, unusual pieces, gem crystals, classics and display specimens. Look for new goodies from recent shows / discoveries along with new collection acquisitions to appear in the coming weeks. You'll even find a few fossils, carvings / lapidary items and gemstones mixed in every now and then. We'll still have selections from various collections we've obtained including the newly acquired collection of David Burgess and Dr. William Logan along with pieces from Rolando Gioia, Geary Murdock and plenty of pieces from Kay Robertson along with various dealers' inventories. 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! Enjoy!

Some of the highlights from this week’s auction include:

1. Beautiful blue-green colored "butterfly" twinned PHOSPHOPHYLLITE on matrix from Bolivia
2. Rarely seen RUBY crystal from North Carolina
3. Wonderful pink "rosettes" of RHODOCHROSITE on QUARTZ from China
4. Classic gemmy blue crystals of HAUYNE on matrix from Germany
5. Attractive, thick, blocky twinned FERBERITE specimen from Bolivia
6. Unusual bicolored CHALCEDONY from Morocco
7. A cool old CARBONATE-RICH FLUORAPATITE ("Francolite") from Cornwall
8. Page 2 features assorted worldwide minerals (focusing on European and North American localities) from the Kay Robertson Collection

SPECIAL MINERAL AUCTION - $499 RESERVE LIQUIDATION SPECIMENS - ends April 18, 2019

Ends Thursday, April 18, 2019
at 6:45 PM (Central Time Zone)

Continuing with our special themed auctions we've put together a selection of higher-end specimens all starting with $499 reserve bids. EVERY piece in this auction is valued at a MINIMUM of $1,500 in the inventory (some are valued as high as $2,500!). There are plenty of classic and contemporary, colorful, fine quality, attractive display pieces from around the world to be seen.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the larger size and weight of some of the pieces in this auction, there may be additional shipping charges. Please keep this in mind when bidding. If you have any questions, please ask before placing your bids. Thank you!

MINERAL COLLECTION LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 1 of 2) - ends Thursday April 18, 2019

ends Thursday April 18, 2019
at 6:30 PM (Central Time Zone)

Featuring new specimens culled from the purchase of the Kay Robertson, David Burgess, and Bill Logan (RHODOCHROSITE) collections! We have pieces set aside specifically for the auctions that didn't make it to the Tucson shows, along with new finds and old collections we've purchased. Look for a great mix of old classics and specimens you'd expect to see at retail prices at shows! STAY TUNED : NEW TSUMEB COLLECTION ACQUIRED! Tsumeb minerals are harder to come by now, and we got lucky - a large number will be presented to the auctions, coming soon!


Some of the highlights from this week’s include:


1. TOPAZ from the Xanda Mine
2. Rare and excellent RHODOCHROSITES from the Logan Collection
3. Excellent and uncommon style FLUORITE from Okorusu
4. Showy FLUORITE, CALCITE & QUARTZ from the Yaogangxian Mine
5. Fine Tsumeb and Namibia specimens from the Shields Flynn Collection
.

FINE MINERAL COLLECTION and INVENTORY LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 2 of 2) - end Thursday April 11th, 2019

Ends Thursday, April 11th, 2019
at 6:45 PM (Central Time Zone)


We have a great selection of material that we picked up over the last few months along with rarities, unusual pieces, gem crystals, classics and display specimens. Look for new goodies from recent shows / discoveries along with new collection acquisitions to appear in the coming weeks. You'll even find a few fossils, carvings / lapidary items and gemstones mixed in every now and then. We'll still have selections from various collections we've obtained including the newly acquired collection of David Burgess along with pieces from Rolando Gioia, Geary Murdock and plenty of pieces from Kay Robertson along with various dealers' inventories. 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! Enjoy!

Some of the highlights from this week’s auction include:

1. A very attractive piece of the new Indonesian "GRAPE CHALCEDONY" / "GRAPE AGATE" specimens
2. Rarely seen fluorescent pink CHALCEDONY from the childhood home of Sandra Day O'Connor
3. Wonderful, gemmy, RICHLY colored BLUE OPAL specimen from Peru
4. GEM quality pink FLUORITE crystals from Pakistan
5. Beautiful, gemmy, multicolor banded FLUORITE from New Mexico
6. Unusual MOGANITE / CHALCEDONY pseudomorph after a FOSSILIZED SNAIL SHELL from the Sahara Desert
7. Rarities include FERROKESTERITE, KLEINITE, FRESNOITE with STRONTIOJOAQUINITE and ELPIDITE,
8. Page 2 features assorted worldwide minerals (focusing on European and North American localities) from the Kay Robertson Collection

MINERAL COLLECTION LIQUIDATION AUCTION
featuring Rhodochrosite and CABINET items (set 1 of 2) - ends Thursday April 11, 2019

ends Thursday April 11, 2019
at 6:30 PM (Central Time Zone)

Featuring new specimens culled from the purchase of the Kay Robertson, David Burgess, and Bill Logan (Rhodochrosite) collections! We have pieces set aside specifically for the auctions that didn't make it to the Tucson shows, along with new finds and old collections we've purchased. Look for a great mix of old classics and specimens you'd expect to see at retail prices at shows! STAY TUNED : NEW TSUMEB COLLECTION ACQUIRED! Tsumeb minerals are harder to come by now, and we got lucky - a large number will be presented to the auctions, coming soon!

1. Old large Chessy AZURITE
2. Rare TOPAZ and SCHORL from Nambia
3. Selection of large specimens
4. Large Erongo SCHORL
5. Superb RHODOCHROSITES !
6. TSUMEB AND ERONGO specimens from the Shields Flynn Collection

SPECIAL MINERAL AUCTION - MINIATURES AND THUMBNAILS FROM THE COLLECTION of IRV BROWN - ends April 9, 2019

Ends Tuesday, April 9th, 2019
at 7:00 PM (Central Time Zone)

Continuing with our special themed auctions we are thrilled for our next installment featuring miniature and thumbnail specimens from the worldwide collection of Irv Brown.

Irv has assembled one of the great collections in the United States, which typically has featured cabinet sized display specimens, but over the years he assembled an attractive suite of thumbnails and miniatures. We recently acquired several flats of these specimens and are thrilled to offer them in installments in the auctions over the next few months.

Lastly, this auction closes on a TUESDAY night, not our normal Thursday schedule, and we'll send out a reminder / announcement before it closes to you don't miss out.

SPECIAL $100 and $50 RESERVE GEMSTONE AUCTION - Ends April 4th, 2019

Ends Thursday, April 4th, 2019 at 7:00 PM (Central Time Zone)

ATTENTION! We are pleased to announce that we have purchased a notable collection / supply from a retiring gem dealer of beautiful mixed stones, cabochons and jewelry which we will be offering at liquidation prices!!

Keep watching every week for a great mix and new variety of good quality gemstones to appear over the following months. Reserve prices will typically be $100 and $50 on the better material every other week, with $25 and $10 reserves on alternating weeks.
Questions about Gems?: CONTACT Gem admin Brian Kosnar: click here

MINERAL COLLECTION LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 1 of 2) - ends Thursday April 4, 2019

ends Thursday April 4, 2019
at 6:30 PM (Central Time Zone)

Featuring new specimens culled from the purchase of the Kay Robertson, David Burgess, and Bill Logan (Rhodochrosite) collections! We have pieces set aside specifically for the auctions that didn't make it to the Tucson shows, along with new finds and old collections we've purchased. Look for a great mix of old classics and specimens you'd expect to see at retail prices at shows! STAY TUNED : NEW TSUMEB COLLECTION ACQUIRED! Tsumeb minerals are harder to come by now, and we got lucky - a large number will be presented to the auctions, coming soon!


Some of the highlights from this week’s include:

1. RARE RHODOCHROSITE from the Pederneira Mine
2. Superb large and rare Alpine PERICLINE & CALCITE from the Eric Asselborn Collection
3. WODGINITE from a New Find
4. Selection of large specimens
5. Rare and unusual CALCITES from the Kay Robertson Collection
6. Dr. Stephen Moreton ENGLISH specimens
7. Large HEMIMORPHITE from the M'fouati Mine
8. NAMIBIA specimens from the Shields Flynn Collection

SPECIAL MINERAL AUCTION - $499 RESERVE LIQUIDATION SPECIMENS - ends April 4, 2019

Ends Thursday, April 4, 2019
at 6:45 PM (Central Time Zone)

Continuing with our special themed auctions we've put together a selection of higher-end specimens all starting with $499 reserve bids. EVERY piece in this auction is valued at a MINIMUM of $1,500 in the inventory (some are valued as high as $2,400!). There are plenty of classic and contemporary, colorful, fine quality, attractive display pieces from around the world to be seen.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the larger size and weight of some of the pieces in this auction, there may be additional shipping charges. Please keep this in mind when bidding. If you have any questions, please ask before placing your bids. Thank you!

FINE MINERAL COLLECTION and INVENTORY LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 2 of 2) - end Thursday March 28th, 2019

Ends Thursday, March 28th, 2019
at 6:45 PM (Central Time Zone)


We have a great selection of material that we picked up over the last few months along with rarities, unusual pieces, gem crystals, classics and display specimens. Look for new goodies from recent shows / discoveries along with new collection acquisitions to appear in the coming weeks. You'll even find a few fossils, carvings / lapidary items and gemstones mixed in every now and then. We'll still have selections from various collections we've obtained including the newly acquired collection of David Burgess along with pieces from Dr. William Logan, Richard Kosnar, Geary Murdock and plenty of pieces from Kay Robertson along with various dealers' inventories. 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! Enjoy!

Some of the highlights from this week’s auction include:

1. A wonderful gemmy, natural bi-colored crystal AMETRINE with RARE "c" pinacoid faces from Bolivia
2. Rarely seen MULTI-COLOR FIRE OPAL in matrix from Red Rock Canyon, California
3. An attractive branching GOLD specimen from the Eagle's Nest Mine in California
4. Newly discovered BRIGHT PINK colored THULITE (Zoisite) from Norway
5. A beautiful specimen of AMBER from the Dominican Republic featuring MULTIPLE INSECT INCLUSIONS!
6. Excellent, highly fluorescent gemmy spherical "HYALITE" OPAL (Opal-AN) from Mexico
7. Rarities include ZALESIITE, SAPPHIRINE, ROBINSONITE and SILVER (var: AMALGUM)
8. Page 2 features assorted worldwide minerals (focusing on European and North American localities) from the Kay Robertson Collection

MINERAL COLLECTION LIQUIDATION AUCTION - ends Thursday March 28, 2019

ends Thursday March 28, 2019
at 6:30 PM (Central Time Zone)

Featuring new specimens culled from the purchase of the Kay Robertson, David Burgess, and Bill Logan (Rhodochrosite) collections! We have pieces set aside specifically for the auctions that didn't make it to the Tucson shows, along with new finds and old collections we've purchased. Look for a great mix of old classics and specimens you'd expect to see at retail prices at shows! STAY TUNED : NEW TSUMEB COLLECTION ACQUIRED! Tsumeb minerals are harder to come by now, and we got lucky - a large number will be presented to the auctions, coming soon!


Some of the highlights from this week’s include:

1. Superb large AQUAMARINE plate from the Erongos
2. rare and unusual CALCITES from the Kay Robertson Collection
3. Rich LONDONITE-RHODIZITE from the Type Locality
4. Large AMETHYST from Bolivia
5. Matrix WELOGANITE
6. RHODOCHROSITE from the W.S. Logan Collection
7 Superb large CALCITE from the Meshberger Quarry

SPECIAL HIGHER RESERVE GEMSTONE and JEWELRY AUCTION - Ends March 21st, 2019

Ends Thursday, March 21st, 2019 at 7:00 PM (Central Time)
A few times a year we put together a great assortment of some of our better collector gems, custom and hand-made jewelry for higher reserve bids. All items in this auction have starting bids between $100 - $200. All items are at least 50% off their retail price and in some cases over 80% off.
Questions about Gems?: CONTACT Gem admin Brian Kosnar: click here