WEEKLY MINERAL & GEM AUCTIONS !

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This week's auction is a little unusual because we are throwing into the pot a good group of my “duffelbag material” high-graded out of a quick run through 20,000 pieces of the Lemanski Collection, recently purchased, including several $4000-5000 specimens! Look for plenty of fine quality, beautiful and important mineral specimens from classic and contemporary localities.

1 Important RUBY from Afghanistan

2. Classic old German CERUSSITE

3. Amazing spinel-twinned SILVER
4. Large old WULFENITE from the Glove Mine

 

5. INDICOLITE TOURMALINE and SMOKY QUARTZ from Brazil

 

6. Killer SMITHSONITE from Sardinia

 

7. HISTORIC USA MINERALS – BABINGTONITE & CINNABAR and STIBNITE from California

 

8. important $5000 BRAZILIANITE crystal from the Type Locality (1940 era)

 


Our special themed auctions continue with a selection of higher-end specimens this week, starting at $249 reserve bids.   You'll find a wonderful mix of fine display specimens, rarities, and unique piece from contemporary and classic localities around the world.  Some pieces are priced up to $2,000 in our inventory, so check out everything and be sure to pick up some excellent quality pieces for bargain prices.
 

A great auction this week featuring assorted gems with varying reserve bids as low as $10 up to $100.  A wonderfulmix of classic, rare, unique and collector gems!

Wulfenite (classic AZ - 1957) Eugene Sensel Coll.
Glove Mine, Cottonwood Canyon, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona
10.7 x 6.5 x 4.2 cm
Current Bid: $210
Bidder: wulfman
Time Left:
Close Time: 10/01/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Fluorite (illustrated) Dr. S. Moreton Coll.
Greenlaws Mine, Daddry Shield, Co. Durham, England, UK
11.5 x 10.5 x 8.5 cm
Current Bid: $106
Bidder: mmcdade
Time Left:
Close Time: 10/01/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Indicolite Tourmalines on Smoky Quartz
Minas Gerais, Brazil
7.8 x 3.2 x 2.5 cm
Current Bid: $167
Bidder: davem2
Time Left:
Close Time: 10/01/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Magnetite - superb octahedrons ex Sam Nasser Coll.
Cerro Huanaquino, Potosi, Bolivia
3.6 x 2.7 x 2.5 cm
Current Bid: $60
Bidder: davem2
Time Left:
Close Time: 10/01/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Cyclic-twinned Cerussite (rare old classic) - New York State Museum
Friedrichssegen Mine, Bad Ems, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
4.7 x 2.9 x 2.5 cm
Current Bid: $140
Bidder: rkrocks
Time Left:
Close Time: 10/01/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Quartz ps. After Gypsum (Nebraska!) Wouter van Tichelen Coll.
Crawford, Dawes Co., Nebraska
10.5 x 8.3 x 7.0 cm
Current Bid: $25
Bidder: mmcdade
Time Left:
Close Time: 10/01/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Spinel-twinned Silver in large ore slab (1 pound!) Chet Lemanski Coll.
Cobalt, Ontario, Canada
17.3 x 12.8 x 0.9 cm
Current Bid: $237
Bidder: dantroop
Time Left:
Close Time: 10/01/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
"Raspberry" Grossular Garnets (Chet Lemanski Coll.)
Sierra de Cruces, Coahuila, Mexico
14.1 x 9.7 x 6.5 cm
Current Bid: $243
Bidder: sjcorrea
Time Left:
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large Erythrite (old classic!) - Chet Lemanski Coll.
Mount Cobalt Mine, Selwyn District, Queensland, Australia
20.1 x 8.6 x 5.6 cm
Current Bid: $75
Bidder: TJ
Time Left:
Close Time: 10/01/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Smoky Quartz - Morion Style (Chet Lemanski Coll.)
Recruta Farm, Anage, Bahia, Brazil
8.5 x 8.4 x 6.5 cm
Current Bid: $70
Bidder: azothoth
Time Left:
Close Time: 10/01/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Hauyne var. Lazurite (Type Locality) Chet Lemanski Coll.
Sar-e Sang, Koksha Valley, Badakhshan, Afghanistan
6.5 x 6.2 x 3.5 cm
Current Bid: $71
Bidder: rkrocks
Time Left:
Close Time: 10/01/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Pectolite geode pocket ! (classic NJ) Chet Lemanski Coll.
Millington Quarry, Somerset Co., New Jersey
7.7 x 7.0 x 6.1 cm
Current Bid: $42
Bidder: mmcdade
Time Left:
Close Time: 10/01/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Amethyst with Hematite inclusions (Chet Lemanski Coll.)
Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
7.6 x 6.6 x 3.5 cm
Current Bid: $95
Bidder: frank*gold
Time Left:
Close Time: 10/01/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Rose Quartz (classic locale) Chet Lemanski Coll.
Taquaral, Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil
6.8 x 5.5 x 4.0 cm
Current Bid: $96
Bidder: mmcdade
Time Left:
Close Time: 10/01/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Fluorapatite (Chet Lemanski Coll.)
Ipira complex, Bahia, Brazil
4.4 x 3.9 x 3.2 cm
Current Bid: $26
Bidder: mmcdade
Time Left:
Close Time: 10/01/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Smithsonite (superb classic) Chet Lemanski Coll.
Masua Mine, Iglesias, South Sardinia Prov., Sardinia, Italy
9.6 x 6.5 x 4.1 cm
Current Bid: $155
Bidder: frank*gold
Time Left:
Close Time: 10/01/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
fine polished Malachite "eye" slab from Bisbee (circa 1968)
Holbrook Ext., Lavender Pit, Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona
12.1 x 7.1 x 2.0 cm
Current Bid: $110
Bidder: Minchon68
Time Left:
Close Time: 10/01/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Stibnite (California) - Chet Lemanski Collection
McLaughlin Mine, Knoxville, Napa Co., California
5.8 x 4.5 x 2.7 cm
Current Bid: $20
Bidder: mmcdade
Time Left:
Close Time: 10/01/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Scheelite (Russia - fluorescent) Chet Lemanski Coll.
Tenkergin Mine, Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, Russia
5.5 x 3.9 x 3.3 cm
Current Bid: $49
Bidder: Raider
Time Left:
Close Time: 10/01/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Libethenite
Mindola Pit, Nkana Mine, Kitwe, Zambia
3.8 x 2.7 x 1.7 cm
Current Bid: $70
Bidder: miksag
Time Left:
Close Time: 10/01/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Color-zoned Fluorite (fluorescent) Bob Nowakowski Coll.
Dundas Quarry, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
3.7 x 3.6 x 3.5 cm
Current Bid: $52
Bidder: Fuller
Time Left:
Close Time: 10/01/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Fluoro-richterite (NY State Museum specimen)
Earle's Farm, Wilberforce, Haliburton Co., Ontario, Canada
9.0 x 4.8 x 1.8 cm
Current Bid: $27
Bidder: Kallagan91
Time Left:
Close Time: 10/01/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Howlite polished nodule (old classic from California!)
Lang Mine, Tick Canyon, Lang, Los Angeles Co., California
5.9 x 5.3 x 2.5 cm
Current Bid: $41
Bidder: fbarchitects528
Time Left:
Close Time: 10/01/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Uvarovite Garnet (Type Locality in 1800s) Chet Lemanski Coll.
Saranovskii Mine, Gornozavodskii Dist., Perm Krai, Russia
8.4 x 4.6 x 4.0 cm
Current Bid: $109
Bidder: minwreck
Time Left:
Close Time: 10/01/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
polished historic Cinnabar slab (rare !) Chet Lemanski Coll.
New Idria, San Benito County, California
7.0 x 4.0 x 2.9 cm
Current Bid: $63
Bidder: mmcdade
Time Left:
Close Time: 10/01/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Baryte (classic Colorado) Chet Lemamski Coll.
Stoneham, Weld County, Colorado
5.2 x 2.7 x 1.1 cm
Current Bid: $20
Bidder: mmcdade
Time Left:
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fine Ruby xls (fluorescent) Chet Lemanski Coll.
Jegdalek ruby deposit, Surobi District, Kabul, Afghanistan
6.2 x 3.2 x 2.7 cm
Current Bid: $966
Bidder: gabou2
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California Kunzite crystal ex Chet Lemanski Coll.
Pala Mining District, San Diego Co., California
5.4 x 3.0 x 1.7 cm
Current Bid: $62
Bidder: mmcdade
Time Left:
Close Time: 10/01/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Schorl & Quartz (RARE Maine locale) Chet Lemanski Coll.
A.C. Perham Quarry, West Paris, Oxford Co., Maine
6.1 x 4.1 x 2.6 cm
Current Bid: $77
Bidder: TJ
Time Left:
Close Time: 10/01/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
important Brazilianite (Type Locality - circa 1940) Chet Lemanski Coll.
Corrego Frio mine, Linopolis, Minas Gerais, Brazil
5.0 x 3.2 x 1.7 cm
Current Bid: $310
Bidder: djwall1957
Time Left:
Close Time: 10/01/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)