WEEKLY MINERAL & GEM AUCTIONS!

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Mixed specimens this week include gem crystals, classic locales, fine display specimens and a selection of assorted piece from our inventory and collections we've purchased such as Kurt Hefendehl, Bill and Anne Cook, Dr. Stephen Smale, Gerry Morvell and more! Look for attractive higher value pieces this week, all starting at $10 reserve bids!

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

1. Beautiful big SPESSARTINE GARNET with Smoky Quartz and "Hyalite" Opal from China
2. Gorgeous classic cobalt-bearing CALCITE with MALACHITE from Congo
3. Showing impressive large cabinet yellow cadmium-bearing SMTHSONITE from China
4. Wonderful GEM QUALITY "drillbit" twinned PHENAKITE from Myanmar
5. Super doubly-terminated, "floater" bi-colored SAPPHIRE crystal from Madagascar
6. Excellent classic raspberry colored GROSSULAR GARNET from Mexico
7. Fantastic quality rare pseudomorph of LAZURITE replacing SCAPOLITE
8. Alluring AMBER specimen with MULTIPLE INSECT INCLUSIONS!

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 like, Al Kidwell, Bob Reynolds, Chet Lemanski, Dave Bergman and Gerry Morvell. 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. Fine sharp gemmy PERIDOT crystal from Pakistan
2. Multicolor OPAL replacing Petrified Wood Limb from Virgin Valley, Nevada
3. Gorgeous classic Chromium-bearing CLINOCHLORE (''Kammererite'') from Turkey
4. Beautiful classic WULFENITE crystals on matrix from Los Lamentos, Mexico
5. Excellent quality GEMMY RUBY crystal group from Chatham
6. Attractive purple AMETHYST "Grapes" from Indonesia
7. Fantastic old classic HARMOTOME on FLUORITE from Scotland
8. Rare PURPLE APATITE crystals on matrix from Maine
9. Wonderful yellow cadmium-bearing SMITHSONITE from China
10. Rarities include VALENTINITE, CYLINDRITE, LAVENDULAN with CHENEVIXITE, and TIPTOPITE with ROSCHERITE, MONTGOMERYITE and FAIRFIELDITE

Spessartine Garnet with Smoky Quartz and ''Hyalite'' Opal
Wushan Spessartine Mine, Tongbei, Yunxiao Co., Zhangzhou Prefecture, Fujian, China
17.2 x 12.7 x 5.1 cm
Current Bid: $221
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
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Smithsonite (cadmium-bearing)
Wenshan, Yunnan, China
15.7 x 9.3 x 5.8 cm
Current Bid: $97
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Quartz pseudomorphs after Calcite on Quartz (ex Dave Bergman Collection)
Camp Bird Mine, above Ouray, Ouray County, Colorado, USA
8.2 x 4.7 x 4.1 cm
Current Bid: $10
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Calcite (cobalt-bearing) with Malachite (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
Mashamba West Mine, Sicomines copper-cobalt project, Kolwezi mining district, Lualaba, DR Congo
8.8 x 4.2 x 4.1 cm
Current Bid: $330
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Kunzite (doubly-terminated crystal)
Kantiwa Pegmatite Field (Kantiway), Wama District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
5.7 x 3.6 x 2.4 cm
Current Bid: $20
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Tourmaline (GEM bi-color crystal) (ex Rich Kosnar Collection)
Cruzeiro Mine, Sao Jose da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil
5.4 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm
Current Bid: $121
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Hemimorphite ''flower''
Santa Eulalia Mining District, Aquiles Serdán Municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico
3.3 x 2.3 x 1.7 cm
Starting Bid: $10
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Cavansite on Stilbite-Ca (ex Angela Kosnar Collection)
Wagholi, Pune (Poona) District, Maharashtra, India
4.7 x 2.7 x 1.7 cm
Current Bid: $70
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Amber with MULTIPLE insect inclusions
Sabana de la Mar (Sabana), Hato Mayor Province, Dominican Republic
4.7 x 1.6 x 1.1 cm
Current Bid: $52
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Fluorite (''Tanzanite Fluorite'')
Yongchun Co., Quanzhou, Fujian, China
7.8 x 4.5 x 2.9 cm
Current Bid: $507
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Phenakite (gem quality ''drillbit'' twin)
Ohngaing, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar
2.6 x 1.0 x 0.9 cm
Current Bid: $129
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Wulfenite (rare pyramidal crystals)
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
3.5 x 3.5 x 2.7 cm
Current Bid: $25
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Halite (fine crystals)
Searles Lake, San Bernardino County, California, USA
11.3 x 10.8 x 4.7 cm
Starting Bid: $10
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Kyanite (GEMMY crystal) (ex Rich Kosnar Collection)
Vitória da Conquista, Bahia, Brazil
4.7 x 1.2 x 0.8 cm
Current Bid: $10
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Bournonite with Siderite on Quartz
Machacamarca Mine, near Colavi, Potosi, Bolivia
3.5 x 2.7 x 2.4 cm
Current Bid: $15
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Lazurite (large fine crystals)
Ladjuar Medam, Sar-e-Sang, Koksha Valley, Kuran wa Munjan District, Badakhshan, Afghanistan
10.6 x 7.3 x 5.2 cm
Current Bid: $40
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Grossular Garnet pseudomorph after Epidote (RARE pocket - 1980s) (ex Gerry Morvell Collection)
Belvidere Mountain Quarries (Eden Mills) Lowell & Eden, Orleans & Lamoille Counties, Vermont, USA
5.0 x 2.6 x 1.5 cm
Current Bid: $10
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Sapphire (very sharp doubly-terminated crystal)
Zazafotsy Quarry, Zazafotsy Commune, Ihosy District, Ihorombe Region, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar
2.3 x 1.8 x 1.0 cm
Current Bid: $20
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Fluorite and Calcite on Quartz (ex Dr. Stephen Smale Collection)
Yaogangxian Mine, Yaogangxian W-Sn ore field, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan, China
10.2 x 8.4 x 4.6 cm
Current Bid: $121
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Raspberry Grossular Garnet (ex Kurt Hefendehl Collection)
Sierra de la Cruz, Mun. de Sierra Mojada, Coahuila, Mexico
8.0 x 5.6 x 5.2 cm
Current Bid: $20
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Dravite Tourmaline (ex Rolando Gioia Collection)
Pedra Preta Pit, Serra das Éguas, Brumado, Bahia, Brazil
5.3 x 4.8 x 4.3 cm
Current Bid: $10
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Sulfur (doubly-terminated) (RARE locality specimen) (ex Bill and Anne Cook Collection)
Alum Mine, Alum Mining District, Esmeralda County, Nevada, USA
4.6 x 2.3 x 1.6 cm
Current Bid: $10
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Pyrite Replacing Ammonite Fossil
Mikhailovsky Quarry, Mikhailov, Ryazan Oblast, Russia
5.7 x 4.4 x 1.6 cm
Current Bid: $10
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Vanadinite (rare locality specimen) (ex Gerry Morvell Collection)
Keban Mine, Keban District, Elazig Province, Turkey
7.2 x 5.7 x 3.4 cm
Starting Bid: $10
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Fluorite on Fluorite (ex Dr. Stephen Smale Collection)
Xianghualing Mine, Xianghualing Sn-polymetallic ore field, Linwu Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China
11.2 x 7.3 x 3.7 cm
Current Bid: $20
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Fluorite with Spessartine Garnet (rare association for the locality)
Wushan Spessartine Mine, Tongbei, Yunxiao Co., Zhangzhou Prefecture, Fujian, China
4.3 x 4.0 x 3.0 cm
Starting Bid: $10
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Barite on Calcite (ex Bob Reynolds Collection)
Elk Creek, Dalzell, Meade County, South Dakota, USA
8.1 x 6.2 x 6.0 cm
Current Bid: $15
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Smoky Quartz with Epidote inclusions (RARE locality specimen) (ex Bob Reynolds Collection)
Inyo Mountains, Inyo County, California, USA
10.7 x 3.8 x 3.2 cm
Current Bid: $20
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Malachite (ex Kurt Hefendehl Collection)
Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
7.3 x 4.7 x 3.6 cm
Current Bid: $10
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Lazurite pseudomorph after Scapolite (excellent !) (ex Bill and Anne Cook Collection)
Badakhshan, Afghanistan
3.6 x 3.2 x 1.7 cm
Starting Bid: $10
Time Left:
Close Time: 06/02/2022 6:30:00 pm (CDT)