WEEKLY MINERAL & GEM AUCTIONS !

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A great selection this week with plenty of attractive, good quality, rare and unusual specimens.  Look for new discoveries that we picked up at recent shows or direct from the source, along with collections like David Burgess, Gary Weaver and Bill Logan 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. Attractive deep red UVITE TOURMALINE on matrix from Brazil
2. Multi-crystal set of BOLEITE from the type locality in Mexico
3. Gemmy CASSITERITE twins with rarely TOURMALINE association from Bolivia
4. Hard to find MATRIX specimen of "Cherry Blossom" pseudomorph from Japan
5. Fine quality, beautiful FERBERITE TWIN from Bolivia
6. Rarely seen GOLD on ALBITE from Canada!
7. Excellent highly fluorescent "YOUNGITE" specimen from Wyoming  
8. Plenty of cool US and European minerals and various rarities from the collection of Kay Robertson
 

This week's special large auction set features great selection of minerals including MANY historic classics, only available from old collections! We are pulling out backstock from our warehouse as we sort more goodies during a slower month, and offering up things for auction that we have long held back from major collections including: pieces from the Senator Dr. Miguel Romero Collection, a Ross LIllie collection Illinois Calcite, Kay Robertson's classics, Ken Roberts' Pseudomorphs, Iceland rarities, and some major cabinet sized display pieces!

 

Highlights this week include:

 

1. Huge , dramatic ILLINOIS CALCITE STALACTITE, ex Lillie Collection

2. Old classics from France and Iceland

3. Classic, rare old NOVACEKITE from the Miguel Romero Collection

4. Large rare COPPER from Zambia

5. Fine ZEOLITES from India including CAVANSITE & STILBITE
6. historic PSEUDOMORPHS

7. important  CASSITERITE xls from Bolivia

8. NEW FIND of crystallized AUSTRALIAN COPPER
9. Rare large Hawaii CALCITE stalactite

10. "Dragon" COPPER from the Ray Mine

Gypsum (var: "Selenite") ("TV Stone")
Morocco
4.6 x 3.5 x 2.6 cm
Starting Bid: $10
Time Left:
Close Time: 04/09/2020 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Jarosite with Sphalerite (ex Josef Vajdak)
Lill Mine, Cernojamske deposit (Black pits deposit), Brezove Hory ore region (Birkenberg), Pribram, Bohemia, Czech Republic
7.2 x 5.0 x 3.2 cm
Starting Bid: $10
Time Left:
Close Time: 04/09/2020 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Tsumebite (rare)
Blue Bell claims, San Bernardino County, California
4.7 x 2.3 x 1.6 cm
Current Bid: $10
Bidder: bilmcc
Time Left:
Close Time: 04/09/2020 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Anhydrite (rare blue color)
Braen's Quarry (Sam Braen's Quarry), Haledon, Passaic County, New Jersey
4.0 x 3.7 x 2.5 cm
Current Bid: $20
Bidder: jacobds
Time Left:
Close Time: 04/09/2020 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Scorzalite (rare)
Estano Orcko mine, Machacamarca District (Colavi District), Saavedra Province, Potosu Department, Bolivia
4.0 x 3.4 x 3.2 cm
Current Bid: $20
Bidder: wilfred
Time Left:
Close Time: 04/09/2020 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Albite on "Chlorite"-included Quartz (ex Kay Robertson Collection)
Habachtal, Hohe Tauern, Salzburg, Austria
3.7 x 3.6 x 2.8 cm
Starting Bid: $10
Time Left:
Close Time: 04/09/2020 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Fluorapatite on Albite
Pedras Altas claim, Pedras Altas, Capim Grosso, Ipira complex, Bahia, Brazil
3.3 x 2.8 x 2.7 cm
Current Bid: $10
Bidder: usmc_mp
Time Left:
Close Time: 04/09/2020 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Pyrite with Quartz
Racracancha mine, Tinyahuarco district, Pasco province, Pasco department, Peru
8.0 x 4.8 x 4.1 cm
Current Bid: $141
Bidder: donosty
Time Left:
Close Time: 04/09/2020 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Azurite with Malachite
Liufengshan Mine, Anqing-Guichi Mining District, Guichi District, Chizhou Prefecture, Anhui Province, China
11.3 x 10.8 x 7.7 cm
Current Bid: $111
Bidder: rmdixon
Time Left:
Close Time: 04/09/2020 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Spessartine on Albite with Schorl
Shengus, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan
4.6 x 2.8 x 2.6 cm
Current Bid: $32
Bidder: MakaPaka200917
Time Left:
Close Time: 04/09/2020 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Azurite and Malachite
Morenci, Shannon Mts, Greenlee County, Arizona
3.7 x 3.2 x 1.2 cm
Current Bid: $66
Bidder: ghetjw
Time Left:
Close Time: 04/09/2020 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Calcite (ex Cynthia Payne)
Herculano Mine, El Puntal, Campos de golf area, Atamaría, Sierra Minera de Cartagena-La Unión, Cartagena, Murcia, Spain
5.3 x 3.7 x 2.8 cm
Current Bid: $10
Bidder: denham92
Time Left:
Close Time: 04/09/2020 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Ammonite (polished pair)
Ambarimaninga, Mahajanga Province, Madagascar
3.9 x 3.0 x 0.8 cm and 3.7 x 3.0 x 0.7 cm
Current Bid: $20
Bidder: bilmcc
Time Left:
Close Time: 04/09/2020 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Prehnite (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
Millington Quarry, Bernards Township, Somerset County, New Jersey
3.3 x 2.1 x 1.6 cm
Current Bid: $33
Bidder: bnavis427
Time Left:
Close Time: 04/09/2020 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Cassiterite with Tourmaline (rare association) (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
Viloco mine, Loayza Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia
5.3 x 3.7 x 2.3 cm
Current Bid: $216
Bidder: MakaPaka200917
Time Left:
Close Time: 04/09/2020 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Fluorite (classic material)
Greenlaws Mine, Daddry Shield, Weardale, County Durham, England, UK
7.7 x 6.7 x 3.2 cm
Current Bid: $109
Bidder: Moose
Time Left:
Close Time: 04/09/2020 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Copper (attractive locality specimen)
Corocoro District, Pacajes Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia
14.2 x 7.2 x 1.4 cm
Current Bid: $48
Bidder: usmc_mp
Time Left:
Close Time: 04/09/2020 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Opal (highly colorful)
Tsehay Mewcha, Wegeltena, Delanta, Wello (Wollo), Afar Province, Ethiopia
1.0 x 1.0 x 0.8 cm
Current Bid: $28
Bidder: quiggy
Time Left:
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Ferberite (twin) with Arsenopyrite
Tasna Mine, Atocha-Quechisla District, Nor Chichas Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia
4.4 x 3.8 x 3.4 cm
Current Bid: $111
Bidder: donosty
Time Left:
Close Time: 04/09/2020 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Fluorite (GEM twin)
Rogerley Mine, Frosterley, Weardale, North Pennines, Co. Durham, England
2.2 x2 .1 x 1.6 cm
Current Bid: $37
Bidder: quiggy
Time Left:
Close Time: 04/09/2020 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Spessartine Garnet on Smoky Quartz with Feldspar
Wushan Spessartine Mine, Tongbei, Yunxiao Co., Zhangzhou Prefecture, Fujian Province, China
5.3 x 2.6 x 2.2 cm
Current Bid: $45
Bidder: Goblueruby
Time Left:
Close Time: 04/09/2020 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Rhodochrosite (ex Dr. William Logan Collection)
Santa Eulalia District, Aquiles Serdán Municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico
6.3 x 5.6 x 3.7 cm
Current Bid: $60
Bidder: wulf0365
Time Left:
Close Time: 04/09/2020 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Cerussite (classic material)
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
4.5 x 4.2 x 2.8 cm
Current Bid: $10
Bidder: MakaPaka200917
Time Left:
Close Time: 04/09/2020 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Uvarovite Garnet
Saranovskii Mine, Saranovskaya, Sarany Village, Gorozavod area, Permskaya Oblast', Urals Region, Russia (Type Locality)
4.5 x 2.8 x 0.7 cm
Current Bid: $35
Bidder: chickencityken
Time Left:
Close Time: 04/09/2020 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Mottramite (classic material)
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Mapimí Municipality, Durango, Mexico
4.8 x 3.8 x 2.8 cm
Current Bid: $40
Bidder: ghetjw
Time Left:
Close Time: 04/09/2020 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Uvite Tourmaline on Magnesite (ex David Burgess specimen)
Brumado, Bahia, Brazil
6.4 x 6.2 x 5.8 cm
Current Bid: $50
Bidder: safarilang
Time Left:
Close Time: 04/09/2020 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Calcite (ex Gary Weaver Collection)
Billy Creek Wildlife Refuge, Ouray County, Colorado
3.2 x 2.7 x 2.3 cm
Current Bid: $15
Bidder: usmc_mp
Time Left:
Close Time: 04/09/2020 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Vivianite
Tomokoni adit, Canutillos Mine, Colavi, Saavedra Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia
3.0 x 1.2 x 1.0 cm
Current Bid: $33
Bidder: RUDY4444
Time Left:
Close Time: 04/09/2020 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Boleite (4 crystal set)
Boleo District, Santa Rosalia, Mun. de Mulege, Baja California Sur (BC Sur), Mexico (Type Locality)
2 - 3 mm
Current Bid: $50
Bidder: MakaPaka200917
Time Left:
Close Time: 04/09/2020 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Axinite-(Fe) (good quality crystals)
Khapalu (Khaplu), Ganache District (Ghanche District), Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan
3.8 x 3.7 x 0.7 cm
Current Bid: $15
Bidder: ramanguy
Time Left:
Close Time: 04/09/2020 6:45:00 pm (CDT)