WEEKLY MINERAL & GEM AUCTIONS!

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A fine selection of larger specimens are highlighted in this auction also including classics, rarities and recent finds. Many are species and localities you don't normally see in auctions. Larson, Hefendehl, Cook, Reynolds, Kidwell, Lemanski and Phillips collections are ALL featured. Many of these are things from the 1960s-1990s, and the Bill Larson San Diego material even dates back further in some cases – all unique special items you simply do not see for sale!

 

Highlights:

 

1. Rare AQUAMARINES and CALIFORNIA minerals:  Bill Larson Collection.

2. Cripple Creek FLUORITE on BARITE

3. Bizarre AMETHYST

4. Classic ZINCITE from New Jersey

5. Large DIOPTASE from Morenci Arizona

6. Rare Greece AMETHYST & QUARTZ "prase" cluster

7. HUGE AMAZONITE from Brazil

8. Unusual ULEXITE, 1960s, California

9. 1962 report of OPAL at LIghtning Ridge

10. Excellent FLUORITE specimens

 

Continuing with our special themed auctions we have a selection of higher-end minerals this week with $999 reserve bids. The retail prices on most specimens range between $3,500 and $5,000 in our inventory with superb pieces priced between $7,500-$9,500(!), so this is a great opportunity to pick up excellent pieces for bargain prices! You'll find a great mix of fine quality specimens from new and contemporary discoveries plus classics and showy display specimens!

A great mix of assorted worldwide gemstones. You will find an interesting selection of well-known, rare, unique, and collector-quality gems with reserve bids starting at $10 up to $249. Pay close attention to the quality in these auctions, as all of the stones are well-cut (some 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.

Amethyst & Quartz incl. w/ Actinolite "prase" (old classic )
Serifos Island, Milos, South Aegean, Greece
6.7 x 6.3 x 6.0 cm
Current Bid: $155
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 05/26/2022 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Chabazite & Stellerite on Magnetite (rare combo) Kidwell Coll.
Sokolovskoe Iron Mine, Rudny, Kostanay Region, Kazakhstan
13.7 x 12.2 x 6.0 cm
Current Bid: $15
Bidder: Laly
Time Left:
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Ulexite "clamshell" (probably 1960s-70s- Cook Coll.)
U.S. Borax open pit, U.S. Borax Mine, Kramer Borate deposit, Boron, Kern Co., California, USA
11.8 x 11.3 x 3.7 cm
Current Bid: $217
Bidder: Laly
Time Left:
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Manganoan Calcite (2017 find - fluorescent!)
Huanggang Fe-Sn deposit, Hexigten Banner, Inner Mongolia, China
10.6 x 9.5 x 6.3 cm
Current Bid: $30
Bidder: Laly
Time Left:
Close Time: 05/26/2022 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Schorl (Reynolds Coll.) - rare USA locale
Little Cahuilla Mountain, Cahuilla Mining Dist., Riverside Co., California, USA
6.1 x 2.0 x 1.9 cm
Current Bid: $280
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Chrysoprase (polished - 2018/2019 find)
Szklary Chrysoprase Mine, Szklary, Zabkowice Slaskie Co., Lower Silesian Voivodeship, Poland
4.3 x 2.9 x 2.1 cm
Current Bid: $35
Bidder: Laly
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large Fluorite & Quartz w/ Pyrite (RARE color - Lemanski Coll.)
Kavalerovo mining district, Primorsky Krai, Russia
19.2 x 14.4 x 9.4 cm
Current Bid: $60
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Opal at Lightning Ridge and Grawin (1962 reference work)
Lightning Ridge, Finch Co., New South Wales, Australia
33.5 x 21.0 x 0.5 cm
Current Bid: $25
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
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Pyrite hemisphere (RARE from Germany)
Ronneburg U deposit, Thuringia, Germany
12.0 x 11.3 x 7.8 cm
Current Bid: $40
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Anglesite ps. after Galena, Galena & Fluorite ex Robertson & Reynolds Coll.
Bingham, Hansonburg District, Socorro County, New Mexico, USA
6.2 x 4.4 x 3.1 cm
Current Bid: $145
Bidder: Laly
Time Left:
Close Time: 05/26/2022 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Hematite w/ Andradite Garnet (Charlie Key)
Wessels Mine, Hotazel, Kalahari manganese field, Northern Cape, South Africa
5.2 x 3.9 x 2.5 cm
Current Bid: $35
Bidder: Laly
Time Left:
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Amethyst on Quartz (Reynolds Coll.)
Crystal Ridge, Johnson Spring, Inyo Mts., Inyo Co., California, USA
8.8 x 7.3 x 4.4 cm
Current Bid: $38
Bidder: Laly
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Floater Pyrite nodule (Texas!) James Carter Coll.
Martin Marietta Materials Cement quarry, Midlothian, Ellis Co., Texas, USA
5.5 x 4.8 x 3.7 cm
Current Bid: $15
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Hydroxylherderite on Microcline (RARE CA combo) Larson Coll.
Pack Rat Mine, Tule Mtn, Jacumba, Jacumba Mining Dist., San Diego County, California, USA
6.2 x 3.7 x 3.3 cm
Current Bid: $133
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Gem Aqumarine on Cleavelandite (RARE CA) Larson Coll.
Blue Lady Mine, Chihuahua Valley, Warner Springs Mining Dist., San Diego Co. California, USA
5.7 x 4.8 x 4.5 cm
Current Bid: $389
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
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Gemmy Aquamarine (RARE - 1950s!) Rogers & Larson Coll.
Hilton pocket, Audrey Lynn Mine, Little Cahuilla Mtn, Cahuilla Mining Dist., Riverside Co., California, USA
6.1 x 4.6 x 3.4 cm
Current Bid: $309
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
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Fluorite on Baryte ps. Laumontite (RARE CO) Weaver Coll.
Cripple Creek Mining District, Teller County, Colorado, USA
7.0 x 5.0 x 4.0 cm
Current Bid: $260
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Zincite & Franklinite w/ Willemite (Gerstmann Museum & Cook Coll.)
Franklin, Franklin Mining District, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA
11.3 x 6.3 x 6.2 cm
Current Bid: $260
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Fluorite on Drusy Quartz (rare style & excellent) Zerfass Coll.
Berbes, Berbes mining area, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain
10.5 x 6.3 x 5.0 m
Current Bid: $490
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Copper w/ Cuprite & Malachite (rare) Dr. B. Phillips Coll.
Copiapo, Copiapo Province, Atacama, Chile
11.8 x 11.6 x 3.3 cm
Current Bid: $61
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
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Duftite (Type Locality) on Dolomite casts (old - classic locale) Cook Coll.
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia
10.7 x 7.0 x 3.5 cm
Current Bid: $10
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
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multigenerational, bizarre Amethyst Quartz cluster (Hefendehl Coll.)
Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
13.2 x 12.1 x 7.8 cm
Current Bid: $200
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
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Fluorite w/ Baryte, Hydrocarbons & Bitumen (Hefendehl Coll.)
Minerva No. 1 Mine, Cave-In-Rock Sub-Dist., Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
16.3 x 12.4 x 5.7 cm
Current Bid: $94
Bidder: Laly
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unusual orange Quartz with iron oxide coating (Hefendehl Coll.)
Jinkouhe District, Leshan, Sichuan, China
18.0 x 13.0 x 8.9 cm
Current Bid: $180
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
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Vanadinite (2018 find - excellent)
Mibladen, Midelt Prov., Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
7.6 x 7.5 x 4.2 cm
Current Bid: $410
Bidder: Laly
Time Left:
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DT Herkimer Quartz "diamond" in matrix (Cook Coll.)
Middleville quarry, Middleville, Herkimer Co., New York, USA
6.5 x 54 x 3.4 cm
Current Bid: $55
Bidder: Laly
Time Left:
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Gem Smoky Quartz xls (classic locale) Cook Coll.
Les Droites, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
7.1 x 6.0 x 2.8 cm
Current Bid: $168
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 05/26/2022 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Azurite w/ Arsentsumebite (Type Locality)
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia
7.6 x 6.7 x 3.7 cm
Current Bid: $100
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
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Pyrite (Hefendehl Coll.) - old Chinese classic find
Shangbao Mine, Leiyang Co., Hengyang, Hunan, China
9.8 x 8.0 x 5.9 cm
Current Bid: $25
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Crystallized Copper (2021 find)
Chengmenshan Mine, Jiujiang, Jiangxi, China
9.5 x 8.3 x 1.8 cm
Current Bid: $30
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 05/26/2022 6:30:00 pm (CDT)