WEEKLY MINERAL & GEM AUCTIONS!

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We have been excited to release more classics and superb California location pieces as a group from this collection in a series of dedicated auction sets highlighting the incredible fun of seeing such a diversity of locations and historical pieces, that we have found in the collection of noted California collector, Bob Reynolds. It is an honor to handle his wonderful and  diverse collection, and to share this with the world. In addition to being a superlative field collector, he  was the curator of the San Bernardino Museum of Natural History and had special access and opportunity to field collect. Look for more special auctions later in 2021, as well as more of this style of unusual and aesthetic old material in our regular and weekly auctions, over the next 2-3 years. 

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 over the last year or so like Colorado mining legend, Dave Bergman, plus Bob Reynolds, Gary Weaver, Richard Kosnar and Chet Lemanski. 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. GEM quality AQUAMARINE crystals from Pakistan (ex Dave Bergman Collection)
2. Rare, fine, classic JEREMEJEVITE crystal from Namibia
3. Stellar AZURITE "ROSE" from the Detroit Mine, Morenci, Arizona
4. Highly sculptural Mn-bearing CALCITE specimen from Peru
5. Classic GEM QUALITY penetration twinned FLUORITE from the Heights Mine in England (Mined 1928)
6. Beautiful WULFENITE on MIMETITE from the Ojuela Mine, Mexico (ex Bob Reynolds Collection)
7. Fine quality, rare RAMSDELLITE from the TYPE LOCALITY in New Mexico
8. Gorgeous, aesthetic "leaf"-like COPPER specimen from Bolivia
9. Fantastic ROSASITE pseudomorph after MALACHITE after AZURITE from Arizona
10. LARGE CABINET sized "finger"-shaped PREHNITE specimen from Pakistan

Continuing with our series of gem auctions, we are offering a selection of fine quality gemstones that we acquired from the inventory of a respected wholesaler with decades of experience in the gem business.

You will find a wonderful mix of well-known, rare, unique and collector quality gems with reserve bids at $10.  Pay close attention to the quality in these auctions, as all of the stones are well-cut (many have unique custom cuts) and are not your typical "jewelry store" material.   There are many gems in these auctions that one rarely sees on the market, and even the more common material is better than what you'll find in a lot of other venues. 
 

 

Corundum var. Ruby - rare from Los Angeles!
Cascade Canyon, San Gabriel Mountains, Los Angeles Co., California, USA
3.8 x 3.7 x 1.4 cm
Current Bid: $100
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 06/17/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
significant, large Morenci Azurite 'Rose'
4850' level, Copper Mountain mine, Morenci, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA
5.7 x 4.2 x 3.0 cm
Current Bid: $280
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Close Time: 06/17/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Pyromorphite circa 1800s
Roughton Gill, Caldbeck, Allerdale, Cumbria, England, UK
4.2 x 3.3 x 3.3 cm
Current Bid: $135
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Beryl var. Morganite - rare CA locale
Elizabeth R. Mine, Pala Mining District, San Diego County, California, USA
5.3 x 4.8 x 4.8 cm
Current Bid: $750
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
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Pyromorphite on Malachite
Brown's Prospect, Rum Jungle, Northern Territory, Australia
6.0 x 3.6 x 3.0 cm
Current Bid: $260
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 06/17/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Wulfenite (rare old style large xls)
Erupcion Mine, Los Lamentos Mts, Chihuahua, Mexico
5.8 x 4.7 x 4.4 cm
Current Bid: $91
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Corundum (rare old CA locale)
San Jacinto Mountains, Riverside Co., California, USA
11.9 x 6.8 x 4.7 cm
Current Bid: $90
Bidder: tapio
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Aquamarine, Cleavelandite, Quartz
California Blue Mine, Yucca Valley, San Bernardino Co., California, USA
9.8 x 6.5 x 5.7 cm
Current Bid: $110
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Wulfenite
Empire Mine, Pima County, Arizona, USA
7.5 x 5.5 x 4.2 cm
Current Bid: $267
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Beryl var. Morganite, Quartz, Cleavelandite
Cryo-Genie Mine, Warner Springs, San Diego County, California, USA
12.2 x 10.6 x 7.9 cm
Current Bid: $165
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Schorl, Spessartine, Feldspar, and Muscovite
Little Three Mine, Ramona Mining District, San Diego County, California, USA
5.8 x 4.8 x 4.6 cm
Current Bid: $800
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Malachite ps. Azurite
Milpillas Mine, Sonora, Mexico
11.2 x 5.7 x 5.5 cm
Current Bid: $160
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
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Muscovite ps. Andalusite (rare !) ex Kay Robertson
Clark Valley, Fresno Co., California, USA
8.8 x 6.2 x 5.5 cm
Current Bid: $30
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Quartz var. Amethyst (unusual USA locale)
Red Feather Lakes, Larimer Co., Colorado, USA
10.6 x 8.2 x 6.9 cm
Current Bid: $265
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
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Pyromorphite on Pyromorphite (classic find!)
Les Farges Mine, Ussel, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France
7.8 x 2.7 x 2.2 cm
Current Bid: $958
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
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Aquamarine (GEM crystals) (ex Dave Bergman Collection)
Shigar Valley, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
6.5 x 1.3 x 1.1 cm
Current Bid: $509
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 06/17/2021 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Gold on Quartz
Oriental Mine, 16 to 1 Mine, Alleghany, Alleghany Mining District, Sierra County, California, USA
1.3 x 0.7 x 0.3 cm
Current Bid: $111
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Green Fluorite with Rhodochrosite on Quartz (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
Sunnyside Mine, Bonita Peak, Gladstone, Eureka District, San Juan County, Colorado, USA
6.3 x 5.1 x 2.8 cm
Current Bid: $125
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
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Fluorite (GEM penetration twins) (Mined in 1928) (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
Heights Mine, Westgate, Stanhope, Co. Durham, England, UK
7.6 x 6.2 x 4.0 cm
Current Bid: $130
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
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Jeremejevite (GEMMY crystal)
Mile 72, Cape Cross area, Arandis Constituency, Erongo Region, Namibia
1.5 x 0.3 x 0.3 cm
Current Bid: $60
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 06/17/2021 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Amethyst (scepters and reverse scepters) (ex Dave Bergman Collection)
Bombori, Potosi Department, Bolivia
6.3 x 4.8 x 4.8 cm
Current Bid: $40
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 06/17/2021 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Azurite (''rose'') (classic material)
Detroit Mine, Morenci, Greenlee County, Arizona, USA
4.2 x 4.1 x 3.7 cm
Current Bid: $210
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 06/17/2021 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Rhodochrosite (ex Dr. William Logan Collection)
N'Chwaning III Mine, Kuruman, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape, South Africa
5.2 x 3.6 x 3.1 cm
Current Bid: $132
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 06/17/2021 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Wulfenite on Mimetite (ex Bob Reynolds Collection)
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
5.0 x 4.8 x 4.3 cm
Current Bid: $210
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
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Calcite (''flower'') with Chalcopyrite (ex Bob Reynolds Collection)
Dalnegorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia
4.3 x 3.8 x 2.3 cm
Current Bid: $78
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Ramsdellite (fine classic material)
Lake Valley District, Sierra County, New Mexico (Type Locality)
9.8 x 3.6 x 2.7 cm
Current Bid: $56
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
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Tourmaline (bi-color) (ex Rolando Gioia Collection)
Cruzeiro Mine, Santa Maria do Suaçui, Minas Gerais, Brazil
1.8 x 1.0 x 0.7 cm
Current Bid: $35
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
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Aquamarine (deep color) (ex Rich Kosnar Collection)
Ardeth Lake Area, Sawtooth Batholith / Sawtooth Mts, Boise County, Idaho, USA
1.7 x 0.9 x 0.7 cm
Current Bid: $67
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
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Ferberite (twin) with Marcasite
Tasna Mine, Atocha-Quechisla District, Nor Chichas Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia
3.7 x 3.4 x 2.8 cm
Current Bid: $10
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
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Pink Quartz (new find)
Choique Mine, Pehuenches Department, Neuquén Province, Argentina
6.7 x 5.2 x 3.8 cm
Current Bid: $27
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 06/17/2021 6:45:00 pm (CDT)