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. GEM quality AZURITE crystals from Milpillas, Mexico
2. Excellent multi-color "phantom" FLUORITE crystals from La Viesca, Spain
3. New find of beautiful fine quality PREHNITE crystals from Merelani, Tanzania
4. Gemmy RHODOCHROSITE crystal from 1978 from the Sweet Home Mine
5. Superb quality CELESTINE crystal group from Minerva #1 Mine, Illinois
6. Rare PURPLE GEM QUALITY ALBITE crystals from Pakistan
7. Rarities include SPANGOLITE, GAUDEFROYITE, SENEGALITE, SUSSEXITE and PARATACAMITE
8. Plenty of cool US and European minerals and various rarities from the collection of Kay Robertson

This week's pre-TUCSON Show auction features great selection of minerals including classic species / localities along with gem crystals, contemporary beauties and rare minerals from around the world.   Look for pieces from important collections that include things seldom seen for sale on a  retail market! We dove back into the classics collections we have purchased over the years for some fresh choices for you !
Highlights this week include:

1. Large gem HALITE from Poland

2. TOURMALINES

 

3. Ross Lillie Collection specimens

 

4. Exotic CUPRIAN SMITHSONITE from Tsumeb

 

5. Classic large old-time COPPER skull

 

6. Sapo Mine APATITE w/ TOURMALINE - rare style

Fluorite w/ hydrocarbons & bitumen (rare locale) Lillie Coll.
Edgar Davis Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois
7.3 x 6.5 x 3.6 cm
Current Bid: $60
Bidder: Sanlo
Time Left:
Close Time: 01/30/2020 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Lazurite "Lapis Lazuli" ex Obodda
Sar-e-Sang, Koksha Valley, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan
7.4 x 6.5 x 2.9 cm
Current Bid: $26
Bidder: warden
Time Left:
Close Time: 01/30/2020 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Fluorite w/ Dolomite & Calcite (Sanabria Coll.)
Moscona Mine, Solis, Villabona mining area, Asturias, Spain
14.1 x 8.1 x 7.4 cm
Current Bid: $25
Bidder: tkiy
Time Left:
Close Time: 01/30/2020 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Color-zoned Fluorite w/ Quartz (New Find)
Qinglong Mine, Dachang Sb ore field, Qinglong Co., Guizhou, China
12.7 x 10.2 x 4.7 cm
Current Bid: $138
Bidder: jhoffm10
Time Left:
Close Time: 01/30/2020 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Celestine (great quality) (ex Ross Lillie Collection)
Minerva No. 1 Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Hardin County, Illinois
10.2 x 9.8 x 7.4 cm
Current Bid: $216
Bidder: mymule1013
Time Left:
Close Time: 01/30/2020 6:45:00 pm (CST)
Gold (ex Richard A. Kosnar Collection)
Glory Hole (Patch Mine), above Central City, Gilpin County, Colorado
0.5 x 0.3 x 0.3 cm
Current Bid: $51
Bidder: Slinksteralex
Time Left:
Close Time: 01/30/2020 6:45:00 pm (CST)
Rhodochrosite (ex Dave Bergman Collection)
Sweet Home Mine, Mount Bross, Buckskin Gulch, near Alma, Park County, Colorado
1.2 x 1.2 x 0.7 cm
Current Bid: $10
Bidder: Jolive190
Time Left:
Close Time: 01/30/2020 6:45:00 pm (CST)
Fluorite (color shift twinned crystals)
Greenlaws Mine, Daddry Shield, Stanhope, Co. Durham, England, UK
10.4 x 6.7 x 3.8 cm
Current Bid: $70
Bidder: Sanlo
Time Left:
Close Time: 01/30/2020 6:45:00 pm (CST)
Calcite on Sphalerite
Black Rock Quarry, Lawrence County Zinc District, Lawrence County, Arkansas
2.5 x 2.3 x 1.8 cm
Current Bid: $10
Bidder: Jolive190
Time Left:
Close Time: 01/30/2020 6:45:00 pm (CST)
Plumbogummite (strong color)
Yangshuo Mine, Yangshuo Co., Guilin Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China
5.3 x 3.6 x 1.2 cm
Current Bid: $38
Bidder: Jolive190
Time Left:
Close Time: 01/30/2020 6:45:00 pm (CST)
Azurite (GEMMY crystals) on matrix
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Santa Cruz Municipality, Sonora, Mexico
4.1 x 1.9 x 1.8 cm
Current Bid: $36
Bidder: morethan1
Time Left:
Close Time: 01/30/2020 6:45:00 pm (CST)
Albite (rare GEM PURPLE crystals!)
Khyber Agency, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
6.7 x 5.2 x 4.3 cm
Current Bid: $31
Bidder: DiegoMat
Time Left:
Close Time: 01/30/2020 6:45:00 pm (CST)