WEEKLY MINERAL & GEM AUCTIONS!

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This eclectic auction features many fine and unique specimens and pieces from the Jingnan (Tom) Zhang collection. Recent finds, worldwide classics, and rarities are highlighted. Many are species and localities you normally don't see in auctions.

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 Rich Kosnar, Bill and Anne Cook, Chet Lemanski, Al Kidwell 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. Uniquely colored GEM multi-color TOURMALINE from Brazil
2. Classic and fine quality COPPER "ROSE" pseudomorph from New Mexico
3. Rare SHIGAITE on BARYTE with RHODOCHROSITE from South Africa
4. Large PEROVSKITE crystal from Italy (ex Bill and Anne Cook Collection)
5. Doubly-terminated DIOPTASE on matrix from Republic of Congo
6. Superb & rarely seen MUSCOVITE on matrix from Myanmar
7. A rarely seen GOLD specimen from Peru
8. GEMMY ZOISITE crystal group from Pakistan
9. Attractive fluorescent OPAL-AN ("Blood Vessel Opal") from Mexico
10. Rarities include KERMESITE, VESZELYITE and KURNAKOVITE

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.

Aquamarine with Muscovite and Albite
Chumar Bakhoor, Hunza Valley, Gilgit District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
4.8 x 4.3 x 3.7 cm
Current Bid: $87
Bidder: mmcdade
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/29/2022 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Kurnakovite (fine crystals) (ex Gerry Morvell Collections)
US Borax Mine, Kramer Deposit, Boron, Kern County, California, USA
7.3 x 4.6 x 3.6 cm
Current Bid: $77
Bidder: mmcdade
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Dioptase (doubly-terminated) on Quartz
Sanda Hills occurrences, Mindouli, Mindouli District, Pool Department, Republic of the Congo
3.8 x 2.7 x 2.2 cm
Current Bid: $94
Bidder: mmcdade
Time Left:
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Quartz (near ''floater'' specimen) (ex Allen Heyl Collection)
Mt Ida, Montgomery County, Arkansas, USA
13.2 x 7.1 x 4.4 cm
Current Bid: $15
Bidder: BradMinerals
Time Left:
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Wulfenite
Ahumada Mine, Los Lamentos, Mun. de Ahumada, Chihuahua, Mexico
2.8 x 2.0 x 1.3 cm
Current Bid: $40
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Epidote (''Fadens'') (ex Rich Kosnar Collection)
Tormiq Valley, Haramosh Mts., Roundu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
7.2 x 6.6 x 5.2 cm
Current Bid: $35
Bidder: mmcdade
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Brucite (rare rich yellow color)
Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan
7.6 x 6.1 x 1.4 cm
Current Bid: $15
Bidder: BradMinerals
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Fluorite (gemmy modified crystals)
Naica Mine, Naica, Saucillo Municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico
4.7 x 3.4 x 2.8 cm
Current Bid: $300
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Grossular Garnet (rare locality specimen) (ex Chet Lemanski Collection)
San Vito Quarry, San Vito, Ercolano, Mount Somma, Somma-Vesuvius Complex, Naples, Campania, Italy
9.2 x 6.7 x 3.3 cm
Current Bid: $49
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Arsenopyrite (old classic)
Panasqueira Mines, Covilhã, Castelo Branco, Portugal
3.9 x 3.2 x 2.1 cm
Current Bid: $35
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Fire Agate
Aguascalientes, Mexico
4.6 x 2.1 x 1.0 cm
Current Bid: $80
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Hematite (fine crystals) (ex Dr. Vasco Trancoso Collection)
Wessels Mine, Hotazel, Kalahari manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
4.3 x 2.7 x 2.5 cm
Current Bid: $33
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Anapaite (classic material) (ex Dr. Vasco Trancoso Collection)
Zheleznyi Rog, Anapa, Taman Peninsula, Krasnodar Krai, Russia (Type Locality)
5.2 x 4.7 x 2.3 cm
Current Bid: $40
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Graphite (fine crystals) (ex Dr. Vasco Trancoso Collection)
Saint-Sauveur Graphite occurrence, Saint-Sauveur, Les Pays-d'en-Haut RCM, Laurentides, Québec, Canada
4.5 x 4.3 x 3.3 cm
Current Bid: $20
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Zoisite (gemmy crystals) (ex Bill and Anne Cook Collection)
Hashupa alpine-type clefts, Hashupa, Shigar Valley, Shigar District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
6.2 x 1.5 x 0.4 cm
Current Bid: $235
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
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Bornite coating Pyrite (fine quality) (ex Rose and Phillips Collections)
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Mun. de Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico
4.2 x 2.8 x 2.7 cm
Current Bid: $15
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Opal-AN (Hyalite Opal) (''Blood Vessel Opal'') (fluorescent)
Étienne Mine, San Luis Potosí, Mexico
9.3 x 5.0 x 2.9 cm
Current Bid: $90
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Cerussite on Goethite (RARE locality specimen!) (ex Bob Reynolds Collection)
San Antonio Mine, East Camp, Santa Eulalia Mining District, Aquiles Serdán Municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico
7.1 x 3.8 x 3.4 cm
Current Bid: $15
Bidder: Private Bidder
Time Left:
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Pargasite (ex Kurt Hefendehl Collection)
Aliabad marbles, Aliabad, Nagar District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistani
4.3 x 3.7 x 2.9 cm
Current Bid: $35
Bidder: BradMinerals
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Celestine (rare style and locality) (ex Colin Manlove Collection)
Quien Tal Pensara Mine, Pilar de Jaravía, Pulpí, Almería, Andalusia, Spain
7.1 x 5.4 x 1.7 cm
Current Bid: $35
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Veszelyite (excellent quality)
Dongchuan District, Kunming, Yunnan, China
9.2 x 6.7 x 3.8 cm
Current Bid: $15
Bidder: BradMinerals
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Millerite with Nickeline, Skutterudite, etc. (ex Chet Lemanski Collection)
Kladno District, Central Bohemian Region, Czech Republic
8.3 x 5.3 x 3.2 cm
Current Bid: $38
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Baryte (ex Lee Burnett Collection)
Black Cloud Mine, Leadville, Lake County, Colorado, USA
5.2 x 4.6 x 2.8 cm
Current Bid: $70
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Calcite (attractive form)
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
7.2 x 4.7 x 3.2 cm
Current Bid: $15
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Adamite (copper-bearing) (new find)
Lavrion Mining District, Lavreotiki, East Attica, Attica, Greece
4.6 x 3.3 x 1.3 cm
Current Bid: $15
Bidder: BradMinerals
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Galena and Sphalerite on a ''cast'' after Calcite (ex Dr. Barratt Phillips Collection)
Deveti Septemvri Mine, Madan ore field, Smolyan Province, Bulgaria
7.3 x 5.3 x 3.3 cm
Current Bid: $10
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Sturmanite (GEMMY crystals) (ex Vasco Trancoso Collection)
N'Chwaning II Mine, N'Chwaning Mines, Kuruman, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape, South Africa
2.9 x 2.3 x 1.8 cm
Current Bid: $15
Bidder: BradMinerals
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Orthoclase (Baveno twin) (ex Bob Reynolds Collection)
Deep Creek, San Bernardino Mountains, California, USA
7.7 x 4.3 x 3.3 cm
Current Bid: $39
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Siderite (fine crystals!) with Lazulite and Quartz (ex Bill and Anne Cook Collection)
Rapid Creek, Dawson Mining District, Yukon Territory, Canada
6.3 x 3.3 x 2.9 cm
Current Bid: $390
Bidder: Private Bidder
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Prehnite (unusual form - ''cast'') (ex Chet Lemanski Collection)
Brandberg Area, Dâures Constituency, Erongo Region, Namibia
13.2 x 8.3 x 3.3 cm
Current Bid: $50
Bidder: BradMinerals
Time Left:
Close Time: 09/29/2022 6:45:00 pm (CDT)