WEEKLY MINERAL & GEM AUCTIONS!

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George Elling, lifelong mineral collector and former computer sector stock analyst for Deutschbank, has collected the classics for decades. 

He majored in Economics at Allegheny College but has always been a long time mineral enthusiast. During a recent visit to Allegheny, Mr. Elling also made a donation for the Geology Department to purchase new museum quality mineral cases and donated new mineral specimens that are highlights of the displays. The new mineral displays are an overwhelming hit – be sure to visit Alden Hall and see them if you live nearby! Although the large collection encompassed all old classics, particularly USA pieces, Elling has focused his mineral collection on the world famous Franklin, New Jersey locality. It remains one of the most significant in that focus. 

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.

Cerussite with Chalcotrichite ex Ed David
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia
1.3 x 1.2 x 0.5 cm
Current Bid: $759
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 11/27/2021 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Chrysoberyl (old Hugh Ford label)
Itaguacu, Espirito Santo, Brazil
3.4 x 2.7 x 2.1 cm
Current Bid: $190
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 11/27/2021 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Rutile in Smoky Quartz (faceted gemstone)
Minas Gerais, Brazil
4.2 x 3.0 x 1.2 cm
Current Bid: $120
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 11/27/2021 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Cuprite on Copper
29 Block, 660 Level, Mufulira Mine, Copperbelt Province, Zambia
5.7 x 1.4 x 1.4 cm
Current Bid: $380
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 11/27/2021 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Tetrahedrite coated with Chalcopyrite (1800s classic)
Herodsfoot Mine, Lanreath, Cornwall, England, UK
8.6 x 6.4 x 3.3 cm
Current Bid: $250
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 11/27/2021 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Witherite ps. after Baryte ex Ed Swoboda Pseudo Coll
Settlingstones Mine, Newbrough, Northumberland, England, UK
11.8 x 6.7 x 6.3 cm
Current Bid: $163
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 11/27/2021 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Quartz var. Amethyst, with Hematite
Diamond Willow Mine, McTavish Township, Thunder Bay District, Ontario, Canada
4.2 x 3.9 x 3.7 cm
Current Bid: $70
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 11/27/2021 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Londonite (fluorescent)
Antsongombato gem mine, Betafo, Vakinankaratra, Madagascar
4.3 x 4.2 x 3.8 cm
Current Bid: $48
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 11/27/2021 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Quartz var. Amethyst with phantoms ex Scalisi
Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg Area, Erongo Region, Namibia
5.4 x 2.0 x 1.5 cm
Current Bid: $266
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 11/27/2021 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Cerussite (sixling twin) (fluorescent)
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia
4.8 x 4.8 x 3.0 cm
Current Bid: $125
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 11/27/2021 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Mimetite var. Campylite (old 1800s classic)
Pribram District, Central Bohemian Region, Czech Republic
6.7 x 5.1 x 2.1 cm
Current Bid: $250
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 11/27/2021 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Tourmaline var. Uvite gem cluster
Pomba pit, Serra das Eguas, Brumado, Bahia, Brazil
1.2 x 0.9 x 0.7 cm
Current Bid: $85
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 11/27/2021 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Smoky Quartz Gwindel
Uri, Switzerland
4.7 x 3.6 x 1.5 cm
Current Bid: $300
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 11/27/2021 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Azurite with Malachite
Morenci Mine, Morenci, Greenlee County, Arizona, USA
4.9 x 4.5 x 2.7 cm
Current Bid: $405
Bidder: pack_llama
Time Left:
Close Time: 11/27/2021 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Polished Agate (set of 2)
Brazil
11.4 x 6.7 x 1.9 cm
Current Bid: $20
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 11/27/2021 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Elbaite (set of 5)
Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil
5.8 x 2.1 x 1.9 cm
Current Bid: $625
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 11/27/2021 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Kambaldaite (TYPE LOCALITY)
Otter Shoot Nickel Mine, Kambalda Nickel mines, Coolgardie Shire, Western Australia, Australia (TL)
2.6 x 1.9 x 1.8 cm
Current Bid: $135
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 11/27/2021 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Tourmaline var. Fluor-buergerite (TYPE LOCALITY)
Mexquitic de Carmona Municipality, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
6.6 x 3.4 x 2.1 cm
Current Bid: $270
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 11/27/2021 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Quartz (207 faceted stones)
Arkansas (possibly)
0.3 x 0.3 x 0.3 cm
Current Bid: $130
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 11/27/2021 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Gmelinite ps. after Chabazite-Ca ex Atheneaum 1800s
Pinnacle Rock, Five Islands, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia, Canada
8.8 x 4.4 x 4.2 cm
Current Bid: $98
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 11/27/2021 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Siderite ps. after Calcite (superb pseudomorph!)
Herja Mine, Kisbanya, Baia Mare, Maramures, Romania
7.3 x 6.9 x 5.5 cm
Current Bid: $99
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 11/27/2021 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Aquamarine with Muscovite
Chumar Bakhoor, Gilgit District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
7.3 x 5.2 x 5.1 cm
Current Bid: $259
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 11/27/2021 6:45:00 pm (CST)
Calcite (superb twinned crystal) (rare for the locality)
Gopher Valley Quarry, McMinnville, Yamhill County, Oregon, USA
6.3 x 4.2 x 2.9 cm
Starting Bid: $249
Time Left:
Close Time: 11/27/2021 6:45:00 pm (CST)
Pseudomalachite (classic material) (ex Bob Reynolds Collection)
Podlipa Deposit, Lubietova (Libethen), Banska Bystrica Region, Slovakia
4.7 x 4.5 x 2.8 cm
Current Bid: $249
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 11/27/2021 6:45:00 pm (CST)
Wavellite (classic material) (ex Chet Lemanski Collection)
Mauldin Mt., Montgomery County, Arkansas, USA
11.2 x 10.8 x 8.8 cm
Starting Bid: $249
Time Left:
Close Time: 11/27/2021 6:45:00 pm (CST)
Smithsonite (rare locality specimen)
Skorpion Mine, Rosh Pinah, Oranjemund Constituency, ǁKaras Region, Namibia
5.8 x 5.4 x 3.2 cm
Starting Bid: $249
Time Left:
Close Time: 11/27/2021 6:45:00 pm (CST)
Xenotime (excellent crystal group)
Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil
2.2 x 0.9 x 0.7 cm
Starting Bid: $249
Time Left:
Close Time: 11/27/2021 6:45:00 pm (CST)
Quartz (SUPERB quality crystal) (ex Chet Lemanski Collection)
Miller Mountain Mine (Coleman Mine), Blue Springs, Garland County, Arkansas, USA
10.3 x 4.8 x 3.8 cm
Starting Bid: $249
Time Left:
Close Time: 11/27/2021 6:45:00 pm (CST)
Fluorite (classic material) (ex Chet Lemanski Collection)
Minerva Mine #1, Hardin County, Illinois, USA
7.4 x 6.7 x 4.6 cm
Starting Bid: $249
Time Left:
Close Time: 11/27/2021 6:45:00 pm (CST)
Prehnite (GEMMY crystals)
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region, Tanzania
4.3 x 4.3 x 3.2 cm
Current Bid: $249
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 11/27/2021 6:45:00 pm (CST)