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.

Azurite with Malachite (GEM quality crystals)
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Santa Cruz Municipality, Sonora, Mexico
7.8 x 5.3 x 3.2 cm
Current Bid: $537
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 11/27/2021 6:45:00 pm (CST)
Topaz with Quartz and Albite
Dassu, Braldu Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
9.0 x 5.7 x 3.8 cm
Starting Bid: $249
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Rhodochrosite (ex Dr. William Logan Collection) (rare locality specimen)
Yaogangxian mine, Chenzhou, Yizhang Co., Hunan, China
7.0 x 5.0 x 2.7 cm
Current Bid: $249
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Close Time: 11/27/2021 6:45:00 pm (CST)
Creedite (beautiful color - ''floater'' specimen)
Navidad Mine (Rodeo Mine), Abasolo, Mun. de Rodeo, Durango, Mexico
7.6 x 4.4 x 4.3 cm
Current Bid: $249
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Fluorite on Quartz (ex Dr. Stephen Smale Collection)
Yaogangxian Mine, Yaogangxian W-Sn ore field, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan, China
11.3 x 8.8 x 3.4 cm
Current Bid: $525
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
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Sapphire
Ratnapura, Sri Lanka
3.59 ct ; 11.67 mm x 7.87 mm
Current Bid: $249
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 11/27/2021 6:45:00 pm (CST)
Brucite (rare yellow color)
Killa Saifullah District, Balochistan, Pakistan
15.2 x 6.2 x 2.2 cm
Starting Bid: $249
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Spodumene
Pala District, San Diego County, California, USA
9.7 x 4.4 x 0.3 cm
Current Bid: $249
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Malachite (polished) (ex Chet Lemanski Collection)
L'Etoile du Congo Mine, Lubumbashi, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo
6.2 x 5.0 x 0.5 cm
Starting Bid: $249
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Rubellite Tourmaline (classic material)
Jonas Mine (João Pinto Mine), Conselheiro Pena, Minas Gerais, Brazil
4.3 x 3.7 x 2.7 cm
Current Bid: $259
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Gold on Quartz
Grass Valley, Nevada County, California, USA
4.7 x 3.7 x 2.4 cm
Current Bid: $279
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Close Time: 11/27/2021 6:45:00 pm (CST)
Fluorapophyllite-(K) with Stilbite-(Ca) (ex Richard Kosnar Collection)
Jalgaon District, Maharashtra, India
13.6 x 9.3 x 7.5 cm
Current Bid: $249
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Kinoite (rare)
Christmas Mine, Banner District, Dripping Spring Mts, Gila County, Arizona, USA
7.7 x 4.4 x 3.3 cm
Starting Bid: $249
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Brookite (incredibly rare faceted stone)
Kharan District, Balochistan, Pakistan
0.50 ct ; 6.32 mm x 6.22 mm
Starting Bid: $249
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Dioptase with Mimetite (beautiful combo!) (2019 find)
Mpita Mine, Kimbedi, Mindouli District, Pool Department, Republic of Congo (Brazzaville)
6.3 x 4.6 x 3.2 cm
Starting Bid: $249
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Rose Quartz on Smoky Quartz (ex Richard Kosnar Collection)
Ilha Claim (an island in the middle of the Jequitinhonha River), Taquaral, Minas Gerais, Brazil
4.7 x 4.7 x 3.7 cm
Current Bid: $309
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 11/27/2021 6:45:00 pm (CST)
Fluorite (gemmy ''phantom'' cubes)
Yaogangxian Mine, Yaogangxian W-Sn ore field, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan, China
10.7 x 7.7 x 3.8 cm
Current Bid: $259
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Close Time: 11/27/2021 6:45:00 pm (CST)
Tetrahedrite with Quartz
Mundo Nuevo Mine, Mundo Nuevo, Huamachuco, Sanchez Carrion Province, La Libertad, Peru
3.7 x 3.7 x 2.3 cm
Starting Bid: $249
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Mimetite with Calcite (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)
Santa Eulalia Mining District, Aquiles Serdán Municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico
7.8 x 6.3 x 4.7 cm
Current Bid: $249
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Fluorite (excellent color)
Riemvasmaak Fluorite Occurrences, Riemvasmaak, Kakamas, Kai !Garib, ZF Mgcawu, Northern Cape, South Africa
4.7 x 4.3 x 3.1 cm
Current Bid: $286
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Close Time: 11/27/2021 6:45:00 pm (CST)
Barite (ex Richard Kosnar Collection)
It's Here Lode, Muddy Creek, Tributary of Crater Creek, Pagosa Springs, Rio Grande County, Colorado, USA
7.0 x 5.1 x 1.8 cm
Current Bid: $310
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Scapolite (Cat's Eye) (rare for the locality)
Afghanistan
1.59 ct, 8.76 mm x 5.99 mm
Starting Bid: $100
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Ruby Spinel
Mogok, Myanmar (Burma)
0.50 ct ; 4.18 mm
Starting Bid: $249
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Chrysocolla
Concepción del Oro Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexico
1.25 ct ; 8.00 mm x 6.12 mm
Starting Bid: $100
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Vesuvianite
Jeffrey Mine, Quebec, Canada
0.71 ct ; 7.00 mm x 4.99 mm
Starting Bid: $100
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Sapphire (green)
Sri Lanka
0.94 ct ; 5.58 mm
Starting Bid: $249
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Diopside
Tanzania
2.03 ct ; 12.05 mm x 5.36 mm
Starting Bid: $100
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Clinohumite (RARE locality stone)
Marble occurrence, Morogoro, Tanzania
0.97 ct ; 7.13 mm
Starting Bid: $249
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Thaumasite (very rare)
N'Chwaning Mines, Kalahari Manganese Field, South Africa
0.64 ct ; 10.44 mm x 4.11 mm
Starting Bid: $249
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Ruby
Mogok, Myanmar (Burma)
1.19 ct ; 7.12 mm x 5.17 mm
Starting Bid: $249
Time Left:
Close Time: 11/27/2021 7:00:00 pm (CST)