WEEKLY MINERAL & GEM AUCTIONS!

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Mixed specimens this week include gem crystals, classic locales, fine display specimens and a selection of assorted piece from our inventory and collections we've purchased such as Kurt Hefendehl, Bill and Anne Cook, Dr. Stephen Smale, Gerry Morvell and more! Look for attractive higher value pieces this week, all starting at $10 reserve bids!

Some of the highlights from this week’s auction include:

1. Beautiful big SPESSARTINE GARNET with Smoky Quartz and "Hyalite" Opal from China
2. Gorgeous classic cobalt-bearing CALCITE with MALACHITE from Congo
3. Showing impressive large cabinet yellow cadmium-bearing SMTHSONITE from China
4. Wonderful GEM QUALITY "drillbit" twinned PHENAKITE from Myanmar
5. Super doubly-terminated, "floater" bi-colored SAPPHIRE crystal from Madagascar
6. Excellent classic raspberry colored GROSSULAR GARNET from Mexico
7. Fantastic quality rare pseudomorph of LAZURITE replacing SCAPOLITE
8. Alluring AMBER specimen with MULTIPLE INSECT INCLUSIONS!

We have a great selection this week, featuring plenty of attractive, fine quality, classic, contemporary, rare and unusual specimens from around the world. Look for some great specimens from various collections that we've purchased like, Al Kidwell, Bob Reynolds, Chet Lemanski, Dave Bergman and Gerry Morvell. 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. Fine sharp gemmy PERIDOT crystal from Pakistan
2. Multicolor OPAL replacing Petrified Wood Limb from Virgin Valley, Nevada
3. Gorgeous classic Chromium-bearing CLINOCHLORE (''Kammererite'') from Turkey
4. Beautiful classic WULFENITE crystals on matrix from Los Lamentos, Mexico
5. Excellent quality GEMMY RUBY crystal group from Chatham
6. Attractive purple AMETHYST "Grapes" from Indonesia
7. Fantastic old classic HARMOTOME on FLUORITE from Scotland
8. Rare PURPLE APATITE crystals on matrix from Maine
9. Wonderful yellow cadmium-bearing SMITHSONITE from China
10. Rarities include VALENTINITE, CYLINDRITE, LAVENDULAN with CHENEVIXITE, and TIPTOPITE with ROSCHERITE, MONTGOMERYITE and FAIRFIELDITE

Tourmaline (ex Bill and Anne Cook Collection)
Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego County, California, USA
4.0 x 3.2 x 3.1 cm
Current Bid: $10
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 06/02/2022 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Titanite (ex Chet Lemanski Collection)
Calumet Island, Quebec, Canada
4.2 x 3.8 x 1.7 cm
Starting Bid: $10
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Wulfenite (ex Al Kidwell Collection)
Ahumada Mine, Los Lamentos, Mun. de Ahumada, Chihuahua, Mexico
6.3 x 3.8 x 2.9 cm
Current Bid: $15
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
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Scapolite (GEM quality)
Scapolite Locality, Karur District, Tamil Nadu, India
4.6 x 0.4 x 0.4 cm
Starting Bid: $10
Time Left:
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Chalcophyllite on Malachite (ex Al Kidwell Collection)
Teniente Mine, El Teniente, Rancagua, Cachapoal Province, O'Higgins, Chile
7.4 x 6.8 x 5.7 cm
Current Bid: $10
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Limonite pseudomorph after Pyrite (ex Swoboda and Phillips Collections)
Kirkeeks Treasure Mine, Nillinghoo goldfield, Mt Victor homestead area, Mt Victor Plumbago Station, Olary Province, South Australia, Australia
6.7 x 3.8 x 3.7 cm
Current Bid: $27
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Tremolite (Hexagonite) (ex Gerry Morvell Collection)
Balmat-Edwards Zinc Mining District, St. Lawrence Co., New York, USA
7.3 x 5.2 x 2.7 cm
Starting Bid: $10
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Copper (rare locality specimen) (ex Al Kidwell Collection)
Isle Royal Mines, Houghton, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA
8.6 x 8.1 x 0.5 cm
Starting Bid: $10
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Malachite pseudomorph after Cuprite (old classic) (ex Dr. Barratt Phillips Collection)
Chessy Copper Mines, Villefranche-sur-Saone, Rhone, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, France
1.2 x 1.0 x 0.6 cm
Starting Bid: $10
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Prehnite with Graphite inclusions and minor Tanzanite
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mts, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region, Tanzania
7.2 x 6.7 x 5.2 cm
Starting Bid: $10
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Beryl (old classic) (ex Gerry Morvell Collection)
Case Quarries, Portland, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
5.8 x 5.8 x 3.4 cm
Current Bid: $10
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
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Tiptopite (incredibly rare) et al.
Tip Top Mine, Fourmile, Custer Mining District, Custer Co., South Dakota, USA (Type Locality)
5.3 x 4.2 x 2.8 cm
Current Bid: $25
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Fluorite
Moscona Mine, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Villabona mining area, Asturias, Spain
8.3 x 7.9 x 5.2 cm
Current Bid: $15
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Atacamite with Libethenite (ex Bob Reynolds Collection)
La Farola Mine, Atacama Province, Chile (Type Locality)
6.2 x 2.5 x 1.1 cm
Current Bid: $10
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Lavendulan with Chenevixite (rare) (ex Chet Lemanski Collection)
El Guanaco Mine, Taltal, Antofagasta Province, Antofagasta, Chile
8.7 x 7.3 x 4.7 cm
Starting Bid: $10
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Topaz (rare locality specimen)
near High Pass, Sawtooth Mountains (Sawtooth Batholith), Idaho, USA
2.8 x 1.8 x 1.6 cm
Starting Bid: $10
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Grossular Garnet (classic material)
Jeffrey Mine ("Johns-Manville Mine"), Val-des-Sources, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Québec, Canada
2.2 x 1.6 x 0.6 cm
Current Bid: $67
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Duftite on Calcite (''floater'' specimen) (ex Bob Reynolds Collection)
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia
8.3 x 5.2 x 2.3 cm
Current Bid: $10
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Purple Apatite (ex Gerry Morvell Collection)
Noyes Mountain Quarry (Harvard Quarry), Greenwood, Oxford County, Maine, USA
5.7 x 4.0 x 2.0 cm
Current Bid: $235
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
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Epidote (RARE locality specimen) (ex Bob Reynolds Collection)
Bundy-Murrieta deposit, Menifee, Menifee Mining District, Riverside County, California, USA
7.2 x 6.0 x 4.3 cm
Starting Bid: $10
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Thulite (manganese-bearing Zoisite) (old material) (ex Morvell and Sebela Collections)
Tyringham, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts, USA
4.5 x 2.5 x 1.7 cm
Current Bid: $109
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Löllingite (RARE locality specimen) (ex Bill & Anne Cook Collection)
Bennett Quarry, Buckfield, Oxford County, Maine, USA
7.4 x 5.3 x 4.4 cm
Starting Bid: $10
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Azurite with Malachite
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Mun. de Cananea, Sonora, Mexico
3.0 x 2.8 x 2.7 cm
Current Bid: $30
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
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Rhodizite (very rare) (ex Chet Lemanski Collection)
Antandrokomby pegmatite, Manandona Valley, Sahatany Pegmatite Field (Mt Ibity area), Madagascar
1.7 x 1.6 x 1.3 cm
Starting Bid: $10
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Amethyst / Quartz Geode (ex Al Kidwell Collection)
Idar-Oberstein, Hunsruck, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
7.2 x 5.3 x 4.3 cm
Current Bid: $48
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Dolomite (beautiful crystals)
Manaoshan Mine, Dongpo ore field, Suxian District, Chenzhou, Hunan, China
4.2 x 4.1 x 2.7 cm
Starting Bid: $10
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Malachite (very lustrous crystals) (ex Chet Lemanski Collection)
Mindingi Mine (Mindigi Mine), Kambove District, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo
6.5 x 5.3 x 4.4 cm
Current Bid: $119
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
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Fire Agate
Aguascalientes, Mexico
4.6 x 4.1 x 0.8 cm
Current Bid: $20
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Siderite (RARE locality specimen) (ex Gerry Morvell Collection)
Sterling Mine, Antwerp, Jefferson County, New York, USA
7.1 x 6.8 x 4.3 cm
Current Bid: $10
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Brazilianite on Albite
Telirio Mine, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil
3.2 x 1.9 x 1.3 cm
Current Bid: $65
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
Close Time: 06/02/2022 6:45:00 pm (CDT)