WEEKLY MINERAL & GEM AUCTIONS!

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We are proud to present a special auction featuring classics and fine display pieces from the collection of Richard Rossi, an East Coast collector and longtime Fellow and supporter of the Mineralogical Record and the community. This selection includes a very esoteric mix of display specimens with a focus on aesthetic examples of classics, many from older collections as well.

This special auction features items such as:

PENTAGONITE in a protected pocket

OLD ENGLISH BOURNONITE  VALUED over $5000 

a MAJOR KONGSBERG SILVER, and a SWEET HOME RHODOCHROSITE VALUED over $5000 

EPIDOTE from Alaska from the Smithsonian collection

SMITHSONITES And more….!

Continuing with our special themed auctions we have a selection of higher-end specimens this week with $249 reserve bids. You'll find a wonderful mix of fine display specimens, plus rarities and gem crystals from contemporary and classic localities around the world!! Check out everything and be sure to pick up some good quality pieces for bargain prices.

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 starting as low as $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.

Tsavorite Garnet (new find)
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mts, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region, Tanzania
3.3 x 2.8 x 2.1 cm
Starting Bid: $249
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/30/2021 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Rhodochrosite (superb twin)
Poudrette Quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, La Vallee-du-Richelieu RCM, Monteregie, Quebec, Canada
4.1 x 3.1 x 0.8 cm
Current Bid: $625
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/30/2021 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Barite on Fluorite
Xiefang Mine, Ruijin Co., Ganzhou, Jiangxi, China
7.0 x 4.5 x 2.8 cm
Current Bid: $249
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/30/2021 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Fluorite (GEM colorless crystal) on Quartz (ex Dr. Stephen Smale Collection)
Huanggang Fe-Sn deposit, Hexigten Banner, Chifeng Prefecture, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
5.7 x 5.2 x 3.7 cm
Starting Bid: $249
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/30/2021 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Alabandite (large crystal)
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region, Tanzania
3.2 x 2.3 x 2.3 cm
Starting Bid: $249
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/30/2021 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Adamite (yellow and purple crystals)
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
6.7 x 6.3 x 3.0 cm
Current Bid: $249
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/30/2021 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Tourmaline (pink and green bi-color crystals)
Minh Tien Mine, Lục Yên District, Yên Bái Province, Vietnami
3.8 x 2.6 x 1.6 cm
Starting Bid: $249
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/30/2021 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Pyromorphite (classic material) (ex Al McGuinness Collection)
Les Farges Mine, Ussel, Ussel, Corrèze, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France
6.6 x 4.8 x 4.7 cm
Current Bid: $249
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/30/2021 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Aquamarine (GEM quality crystal) (ex Bob Reynolds Collection)
Shigar District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
5.7 x 2.7 x 2.3 cm
Current Bid: $702
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/30/2021 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Quartz (WATER CLEAR crystal)
Peña Blanca Mine, San Pablo de Borbur Municipality, Boyacá Department, Colombia
9.3 x 2.9 x 2.7 cm
Current Bid: $259
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/30/2021 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Azurite (''rose'') (ex Jack Halpern Collection)
Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Cercle, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
4.1 x 3.3 x 2.3 cm
Starting Bid: $249
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/30/2021 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Titanite (large thick crystal)
Mahenge, Morogoro Region, Tanzania
5.7 x 4.2 x 3.7 cm
Current Bid: $249
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/30/2021 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Erythrite (ex Bob Reynolds Collection)
Aghbar Mine (Arhbar Mine), Bou Azer, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region, Morocco
6.9 x 4.3 x 2.4 cm
Starting Bid: $249
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/30/2021 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Creedite (attractive color) with Fluorite
Navidad Mine, Abasolo, Rodeo, Rodeo Municipality, Durango, Mexico
10.7 x 8.4 x 6.4 cm
Current Bid: $249
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/30/2021 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Rose Quartz (superb locality stone)
Palermo No. 1 Mine, Groton, Grafton County, New Hampshire, USA
27.75 ct ; 17.00 mm
Current Bid: $249
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/30/2021 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Malachite (stalactite) (ex Dr. Stephen Smale Collection)
Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo
7.9 x 7.3 x 2.1 cm
Starting Bid: $249
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/30/2021 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Barite (classic material)
Book Cliffs Area, near Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado
6.3 x 6.1 x 2.9 cm
Current Bid: $249
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/30/2021 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Sphalerite (GEMMY) (classic material)
Las Manforas Mine (Aliva Mine), Camaleño, Cantabria, Spain
7.2 x 4.8 x 4.2 cm
Current Bid: $249
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/30/2021 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
K Feldspar (var: Adularia) (var: Moonstone) (ex Herb Obodda Private Collection)
Mörchnerkar, Zemmgrund, Zillertal, Schwaz District, Tyrol, Austria
2.0 x 1.1 x 0.9 cm
Starting Bid: $249
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/30/2021 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Cobalt-bearing Calcite
Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
6.8 x 4.8 x 4.3 cm
Current Bid: $343
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/30/2021 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Covellite (ex J. A. Lorengo Collection)
East Colusa Mine, Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana, USA
6.7 x 4.7 x 2.7 cm
Starting Bid: $249
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/30/2021 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Heulandite (rare red color) (ex Dr. Stephen Smale Collection)
Pune (Poona) District, Maharashtra, India
7.2 x 5.2 x 4.2 cm
Current Bid: $249
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/30/2021 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Brochantite (RARE locality specimen)
Paoli Deposit, Paoli, Red Bed Mining District, Garvin County, Oklahoma, USA
8.3 x 5.7 x 2.8 cm
Starting Bid: $249
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/30/2021 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Barite (good quality) (ex Bob Reynolds Collection)
Meikle Mine, Bootstrap District, Elko County, Nevada, USA
6.5 x 5.3 x 3.8 cm
Current Bid: $249
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/30/2021 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Fluorite (bi-color ''phantom'' crystals) (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
Rosiclare Level, Denton Mine, Ozark-Mahoning Group, Hardin County, Illinois
7.4 x 6.5 x 3.7 cm
Current Bid: $249
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/30/2021 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Smithsonite (classic material)
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia
6.5 x 4.3 x 3.2 cm
Current Bid: $249
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/30/2021 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Brookite (incredibly rare faceted stone)
Kharan District, Balochistan, Pakistan
0.40 ct ; 6.54 mm x 5.32 mm
Starting Bid: $249
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/30/2021 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Wavellite (classic material) (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
Mauldin Mountain Quarries, Mauldin Mountain, Montgomery County, Arkansas, USA
5.8 x 5.3 x 4.8 cm
Starting Bid: $249
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/30/2021 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Apatite with Magnetite (rare combo for the locale) (ex Dave Bergman Collection)
Cerro de Mercado Mine, Victoria de Durango, Cerro de los Remedios, Mun. de Durango, Durango, Mexico
7.2 x 4.9 x 4.7 cm
Current Bid: $249
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/30/2021 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Fluorite on Quartz (rare matrix specimen) (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
Wise Mine, Westmoreland, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, USA
10.3 x 6.8 x 5.3 cm
Current Bid: $1,250
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/30/2021 6:45:00 pm (CDT)