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 the newly acquired Gary Weaver collection along with a newly purchased prominent worldwide collection from the Midwest, plus dealers' inventories, and plenty from 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. Lovely purple SAPPHIRE on matrix from Madagascar
2. AMBER with MULTIPLE INSECT inclusions from the Dominican Republic
3. A new find of attractive pink QUARTZ from Argentina
4. Wonderful LARGE CABINET Mn-CALCITE from South Africa
5.  Classic blue CUPRIAN ADAMITE from the Ojuela Mine, Mexico
6. Attractive rich blue-green colored SMITHSONITE from Choix, Mexico
7. Rarities include ANDORITE, ZUNYITE, BILLIETITE and CUPROSKLODOWSKITE
8. Plenty of cool US and European minerals and various rarities from the collection of Kay Robertson

With the upcoming holidays, we put together a great assortment of gemstones, jewelry and select higher end mineral specimens (priced as high as $7,500 in our inventory!!) starting at only $10 reserve bids.  Great pieces to consider for early holiday shopping that would make wonderful gifts or additions to your own collection.

Amber with MULTIPLE insect inclusions
Sabana de la Mar (Sabana), Hato Mayor Province, Dominican Republic
4.0 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm
Current Bid: $45
Bidder: gvf
Time Left:
Close Time: 11/14/2019 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Axinite-(Fe)
Khapalu (Khaplu), Ganache District (Ghanche District), Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan
3.8 x 3.7 x 0.7 cm
Current Bid: $21
Bidder: Taboo
Time Left:
Close Time: 11/14/2019 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Ametrine (polished slice) (119.51 grams)
Anahi Mine, La Gaiba District, Sandoval Province, Santa Cruz Department, Bolivia
7.2 x 5.4 x 1.5 cm
Current Bid: $10
Bidder: Rtsingleton
Time Left:
Close Time: 11/14/2019 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Quartz (var: Chalcedony) (new find) (reminiscent of Cornwall!)
Lesvos Island, North Aegean Sea, Greece
5.3 x 3.1 x 2.6 cm
Starting Bid: $10
Time Left:
Close Time: 11/14/2019 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Fluorite with Dolomite
Moscona Mine, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Villabona mining area, Asturias, Spain
5.7 x 5.2 x 1.6 cm
Current Bid: $20
Bidder: gvf
Time Left:
Close Time: 11/14/2019 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Cassiterite (slightly gemmy cyclic twins)
Viloco Mine, Loayza Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia
3.7 x 3.1 x 1.2 cm
Current Bid: $10
Bidder: keith
Time Left:
Close Time: 11/14/2019 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Rhodochrosite on Quartz (ex Gary Weaver Collection)
Sunnyside Mine, Eureka Mining District, San Juan County, Colorado
3.7 x 2.8 x 1.8 cm
Current Bid: $20
Bidder: AndrewN
Time Left:
Close Time: 11/14/2019 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Manganite (ex David Burgess Collection)
Ilfeld, Nordhausen, Harz, Thuringia, Germany (Type Locality)
6.3 x 4.3 x 3.1 cm
Current Bid: $26
Bidder: ramanguy
Time Left:
Close Time: 11/14/2019 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Fluorite with Schorl (ex David Burgess Collection)
Afghanistan
6.1 x 4.7 x 2.6 cm
Current Bid: $49
Bidder: gvf
Time Left:
Close Time: 11/14/2019 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Cryolite (ex Duke University and David Burgess Collections)
Ivigtut Cryolite deposit, Ivittuut, Arsuk Fjord, Sermersooq, Greenland, Denmark (Type Locality)
7.8 x 6.3 x 5.3 cm
Current Bid: $15
Bidder: AndrewN
Time Left:
Close Time: 11/14/2019 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Smithsonite
El Refugio Mine, Choix, Mun. de Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico
12.1 x 6.3 x 4.2 cm
Current Bid: $85
Bidder: mineral
Time Left:
Close Time: 11/14/2019 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Fluorite (old classic twin) (ex David Burgess Collection)
Weardale, County Durham, England, UK
5.3 x 4.7 x 3.6 cm
Current Bid: $20
Bidder: jlk
Time Left:
Close Time: 11/14/2019 6:30:00 pm (CST)