WEEKLY MINERAL & GEM AUCTIONS !

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A special auction set featuring a number of old classics from historic localities, and also a group of 2 dozen specimens selected form the longtime collection of Dr. Barratt Phillips, specializing in sulfides. Many really unusual and interesting pieces in this auction set! Highlights include: 1) Large matrix MOLYBDENITE ON QUARTZ2) "X TWIN" FERBERITE FROM BOLIVIA3) GREEK RHODOCHROSITE4) LARGE RUSSIAN COPPER5) AESTHETIC MEXICO ROSASITE6) ITALIAN SCHEELITE EX BEHIER7) COLORADO AQUAMARINE GEM CRYSTAL


A great selection this week with plenty of attractive, good quality, rare and unusual minerals specimens.  Look for new discoveries that we picked up at shows or direct from the source, plus we have plenty of pieces from collections we've acquired along the way.  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. WATER CLEAR sherry colored TOPAZ crystal from Pakistan
2. Old classic ALEXANDRITE from Zimbabwe
3. Rare "Trapiche" habit RUBY crystal from Myanmar
4. Beautiful yellow SMITHSONITE (with Greenockite inclusions) from Greece
5. Classic GEM QUALITY LEGRANDITE crystals on matrix from Mexico
6. Fantastic, multicolor phantom "floater" FLUORITE specimen from the Okorusu Mine, Namibia
7. Rarities include:  GOLDMANITE, SAMPLEITE and VANDENBRANDEITE
8. Plenty of cool US and European minerals and various rarities from the collection of Kay Robertson
 

Azurite - fine, sharp XL
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
4.0 x 3.2 x 1.1 cm
Current Bid: $210
Bidder: uk26
Time Left:
Close Time: 08/13/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Molybdenite on Quartz ex Art Soregaroli Coll
Kingsgate, Gough Co., New South Wales, Australia
9.4 x 6.5 x 4.2 cm
Current Bid: $310
Bidder: gabou2
Time Left:
Close Time: 08/13/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Fluorapatite
Paraiba, Minas Gerais, Brazil
4.2 x 2.7 x 2.7 cm
Current Bid: $313
Bidder: jlk
Time Left:
Close Time: 08/13/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Spessartine Garnet on Albite
Shengus, Skardu, Gilgit Valley, Pakistan
5.6 x 3.2 x 2.7 cm
Current Bid: $360
Bidder: jlk
Time Left:
Close Time: 08/13/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Topaz (GEM quality) (22.27 grams)
Dassu, Braldu Valley, Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan
2.8 x 2.2 x 1.3 cm
Current Bid: $201
Bidder: Benfield
Time Left:
Close Time: 08/13/2020 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Chrysoberyl (var: Alexandrite) (ex Richard Kosnar Collection)
Novello Mine, Masvingo (Fort Victoria), Masvingo, Zimbabwe
2.2 x 2.0 x 1.2 cm
Current Bid: $90
Bidder: ramanguy
Time Left:
Close Time: 08/13/2020 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Ametrine (polished slice) (53.11 grams)
Anahi Mine, La Gaiba District, Sandoval Province, Santa Cruz Department, Bolivia
5.2 x 4.2 x 1.2 cm
Current Bid: $90
Bidder: Urushiol
Time Left:
Close Time: 08/13/2020 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Ruby (rare "Trapiche" form)
Mong Hsu, Loilem District, Shan State, Myanmar (Burma)
0.4 x 0.4 x 0.2 cm
Current Bid: $180
Bidder: tapio
Time Left:
Close Time: 08/13/2020 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Smithsonite with Greenockite inclusions
Soureza Area, Lavrion Mining District, East Attica, Attica, Greece
9.4 x 6.2 x 4.1 cm
Current Bid: $35
Bidder: mmcdade
Time Left:
Close Time: 08/13/2020 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Azurite with Malachite
Liufengshan Mine, Guichi District, Chizhou, Anhui, China
7.7 x 5.3 x 4.4 cm
Current Bid: $70
Bidder: t8c2u
Time Left:
Close Time: 08/13/2020 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Quartz pseudomorph after Anhydrite (ex Gary Weaver Collection)
Uncompahgre Mining District, Ouray County, Colorado
8.7 x 6.3 x 4.2 cm
Current Bid: $30
Bidder: mmcdade
Time Left:
Close Time: 08/13/2020 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Fluorite (superb "floater" specimen)
Okorusu Mine (Okarusu Mine), Otjiwarongo District, Otjozondjupa Region, Namibia
9.3 x 3.4 x 2.8 cm
Current Bid: $363
Bidder: jlk
Time Left:
Close Time: 08/13/2020 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Rhodonite (ex David Burgess Collection)
Chiurucu Mine, Dos de Mayo Province, Huanuco, Peru
5.1 x 3.7 x 3.2 cm
Current Bid: $138
Bidder: jlk
Time Left:
Close Time: 08/13/2020 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Rhodochrosite (rare locality) (ex Dr. William Logan Collection)
Dr. Geier Mine, Waldalgesheim, Mainz-Bingen District, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
7.7 x 5.7 x 3.4 cm
Current Bid: $199
Bidder: mlambert10
Time Left:
Close Time: 08/13/2020 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Witherite (fine classic material) (ex David Burgess Collection)
Nentsberry Haggs Mine, Alston Moor, Eden, Cumbria, England, UK
5.7 x 4.2 x 3.7 cm
Current Bid: $45
Bidder: moosemountain
Time Left:
Close Time: 08/13/2020 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Variscite (fine color)
Itumbiara, Goias, Brazil
7.7 x 4.7 x 3.7 cm
Current Bid: $10
Bidder: kristiprice1
Time Left:
Close Time: 08/13/2020 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Goldmanite (rare garnet species)
Rybnícek, Pezinok Co., Bratislava Region, Slovakia
9.4 x 5.6 x 4.6 cm
Current Bid: $41
Bidder: xtalpocket
Time Left:
Close Time: 08/13/2020 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Multicolor Tourmaline (4.56 grams)
Cruzeiro Mine, Sao Jose da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil
2.7 x 1.0 x 0.9 cm
Current Bid: $122
Bidder: NMera2
Time Left:
Close Time: 08/13/2020 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Copper (LARGE "leaf"-like specimen) (unique locality piece)
Corocoro District, Pacajes Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia
13.7 x 13.0 x 0.7 cm
Current Bid: $650
Bidder: karl novak
Time Left:
Close Time: 08/13/2020 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Quartz (var: Amethyst)
Jackson Crossroads, Jacksons Crossroads, Wilkes County, Georgia
3.8 x 3.7 x 2.8 cm
Current Bid: $20
Bidder: Faerie87
Time Left:
Close Time: 08/13/2020 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Fluorite (unique color combination)
Koh-i-Maran, Kalat District, Balochistan (Baluchistan), Pakistan
4.2 x 3.7 x 2.1 cm
Current Bid: $25
Bidder: Faerie87
Time Left:
Close Time: 08/13/2020 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Legrandite (rare classic material)
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
5.3 x 2.8 x 2.4 cm
Current Bid: $47
Bidder: vze23dtinu
Time Left:
Close Time: 08/13/2020 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Calcite coated by Calcite (ex David Burgess Collection)
Denton Mine, Ozark-Mahoning Group, Hardin County, Illinois
9.2 x 4.8 x 4.3 cm
Current Bid: $73
Bidder: t8c2u
Time Left:
Close Time: 08/13/2020 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Fluorite on Quartz
De'an Fluorite Mine, Wushan, De'an Co., Jiujiang, Jiangxi, China
6.0 x 3.8 x 2.8 cm
Current Bid: $60
Bidder: sliphammer
Time Left:
Close Time: 08/13/2020 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Amazonite (rare locality)
Zapot Pegmatite, Gillis Range, Fitting District, Mineral County, Nevada
4.4 x 4.3 x 3.9 cm
Current Bid: $65
Bidder: jlk
Time Left:
Close Time: 08/13/2020 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Sampleite (very rare) (ex David Burgess Collection)
Santa Catalina Mine, Caracoles, Sierra Gorda, Antofagasta Province, Antofagasta, Chile
7.2 x 5.8 x 3.9 cm
Current Bid: $38
Bidder: jlk
Time Left:
Close Time: 08/13/2020 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Hausmannite with Andradite (ex Charlie Key Collection)
Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
3.7 x 2.8 x 2.7 cm
Current Bid: $60
Bidder: ramanguy
Time Left:
Close Time: 08/13/2020 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Spessartine on Microcline
Wushan Spessartine Mine, Tongbei, Yunxiao, Zhangzhou Prefecture, Fujian, East Region, China
4.7 x 2.7 x 2.4 cm
Current Bid: $48
Bidder: galaxyzengardens
Time Left:
Close Time: 08/13/2020 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Aquamarine (rare New England locality)
Beryl Mountain Quarry, South Acworth, Sullivan County, New Hampshire
6.6 x 5.0 x 2.0 cm
Current Bid: $35
Bidder: moosemountain
Time Left:
Close Time: 08/13/2020 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Pink Chalcedony
South of Deming, Luna County, New Mexico
4.2 x 3.3 x 3.2 cm
Current Bid: $15
Bidder: safarilang
Time Left:
Close Time: 08/13/2020 6:45:00 pm (CDT)