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, plus we have plenty of pieces from a newly purchased prominent worldwide collection from the Midwest along with dealers' inventories, plus 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 and unique OPAL-AN (Hyalite Opal) ("Blood Vessel Opal") from Mexico
2. Fine quality WENDWILSONITE crystals on matrix from Morocco
3. GOLD on QUARTZ from Timmins, Ontario, Canada
4. Excellent, rare and fine quality ANCYLITE-(Ce) pseudomorph after BURBANKITE from Mont Saint-Hilaire
5.  Gemmy, bi-colored, "phantom" twinned DOLOMITE crystals from Brazil
6. An old Germany PYROMORPHITE from the TYPE LOCALITY!
7. Rarities include GERSDORFFITE, OSARIZAWAITE, CYLINDRITE and KINOITE
8. Plenty of cool US and European minerals and various rarities from the collection of Kay Robertson

This week's post - Munich Show auction features great selection of minerals including classic species / localities along with gem crystals, contemporary beauties and rare minerals from around the world.   Look for pieces from important collections that include things seldom seen for sale on a  retail market! We dove back into the classics collection of Kay Robertson for some fresh choices for you !
 

Highlights this week include:

1. Superb APATITE from the TYPE LOCALITY  (circa 1800s)

 

2.  Cornwall  SCORODITE

 

3. Excellent specimens from the Herb Obodda, Ross Lillie, John Marshall and Ted Bartels collections.

 

4. Rare, LARGE FLUORITE from COLORADO

 

5. Classics and rarities from the Kay Robertson Collection.

Safflorite (rare locale) Kay Robertson Coll.
Stehender David Mine, Marienberg District, Saxony, Germany
3.5 x 2.8 x 1.5 cm
Current Bid: $10
Bidder: rocks r us
Time Left:
Close Time: 12/12/2019 6:30:00 pm (CST)
TYPE LOCALITY FLUORAPATITE ! (superb, circa, 1800s) ex Kay Robertson
Sauberg Mine, Ehrenfriedersdorf, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony, Germany
4.2 x 3.0 x 2.1 cm
Current Bid: $118
Bidder: stoasucha
Time Left:
Close Time: 12/12/2019 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Cobaltoan Calcite
Bou Azzer Mine, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Draa-Tafilalet, Morocco
7.1 x 6.8 x 2.9 cm
Current Bid: $15
Bidder: roughrocks
Time Left:
Close Time: 12/12/2019 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Schultenite (Type Locality), Zincolivenite, etc (Flynn Coll.)
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia
2.1 x 2.0 x 1.1 cm
Current Bid: $10
Bidder: roughrocks
Time Left:
Close Time: 12/12/2019 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Plumbogummite ps. After Pyromorphite
Yangshuo Mine, Yangshuo Co., Guilin, Guangxi, China
3.5 x 3.4 x 2.2 cm
Starting Bid: $10
Time Left:
Close Time: 12/12/2019 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Sorensenite (rare - Type Locality)
Kvanefjeld, Ilimaussaq complex, Narsaq, Greenland, Denmark
2.9 x 2.0 x 0.6 cm
Starting Bid: $10
Time Left:
Close Time: 12/12/2019 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Fluorite (fluorescent) w/ Amethyst
Riemvasmaak, Kakamas, ZF Mgcawu District, Northern Cape, South Africa
5.9 x 3.6 x 3.1 cm
Current Bid: $10
Bidder: stoasucha
Time Left:
Close Time: 12/12/2019 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Large Petalite (rare locale)
Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil
10.3 x 9.2 x 5.1 cm
Current Bid: $10
Bidder: grewberyl
Time Left:
Close Time: 12/12/2019 6:30:00 pm (CST)
"Pumpkin" Calcite (NEW FIND)
Daye County, Huangshi, Hubei, China
10.2 x 6.0 x 3.6 cm
Current Bid: $10
Bidder: DiegoMat
Time Left:
Close Time: 12/12/2019 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Galena (rare Scotland) John Marshall Coll.
Bellsgrove Mine, Strontian, Highland, Scotland
5.7 x 4.7 x 4.5 cm
Starting Bid: $10
Time Left:
Close Time: 12/12/2019 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Pyromorphite w/ Wulfenite (old classic) John Marshall Coll.
Wheatley Mines, Phoenixville Mining District, Chester Co., Pennsylvania
7.6 x 5.1 x 3.8 cm
Current Bid: $10
Bidder: jubei303
Time Left:
Close Time: 12/12/2019 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Mimetite (RARE California) Kay Robertson Coll.
Morning Star Mine, Lavic, San Bernardino Co., California
5.1 x 3.1 x 2.1 cm
Starting Bid: $10
Time Left:
Close Time: 12/12/2019 6:30:00 pm (CST)