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, along with collections like David Burgess, Gary Weaver and Bill Logan along with 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. Attractive deep red UVITE TOURMALINE on matrix from Brazil
2. Multi-crystal set of BOLEITE from the type locality in Mexico
3. Gemmy CASSITERITE twins with rarely TOURMALINE association from Bolivia
4. Hard to find MATRIX specimen of "Cherry Blossom" pseudomorph from Japan
5. Fine quality, beautiful FERBERITE TWIN from Bolivia
6. Rarely seen GOLD on ALBITE from Canada!
7. Excellent highly fluorescent "YOUNGITE" specimen from Wyoming  
8. Plenty of cool US and European minerals and various rarities from the collection of Kay Robertson
 

This week's special large auction set features great selection of minerals including MANY historic classics, only available from old collections! We are pulling out backstock from our warehouse as we sort more goodies during a slower month, and offering up things for auction that we have long held back from major collections including: pieces from the Senator Dr. Miguel Romero Collection, a Ross LIllie collection Illinois Calcite, Kay Robertson's classics, Ken Roberts' Pseudomorphs, Iceland rarities, and some major cabinet sized display pieces!

 

Highlights this week include:

 

1. Huge , dramatic ILLINOIS CALCITE STALACTITE, ex Lillie Collection

2. Old classics from France and Iceland

3. Classic, rare old NOVACEKITE from the Miguel Romero Collection

4. Large rare COPPER from Zambia

5. Fine ZEOLITES from India including CAVANSITE & STILBITE
6. historic PSEUDOMORPHS

7. important  CASSITERITE xls from Bolivia

8. NEW FIND of crystallized AUSTRALIAN COPPER
9. Rare large Hawaii CALCITE stalactite

10. "Dragon" COPPER from the Ray Mine

Large Calcite stalactite (RARE Hawaii! - fluorescent)
Laie Concrete Quarry, Oahu, Honolulu Co., Hawaii
15.5 x 9.5 x 7.3 cm
Current Bid: $188
Bidder: sjfrep
Time Left:
Close Time: 04/16/2020 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Amethyst cast after Anhydrite (Ken Roberts Coll.)
Akasri Quarry, Sidi Rahal, Marrakech-Safi Region, Morocco
12.0 x 10.0 x 9.3 cm
Current Bid: $35
Bidder: RUDY4444
Time Left:
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Gypsum w/ sand inclusions (Joe Lobell Coll.)
Great Salt Plains Wildlife Refuge, Jet, Alfalfa Co., Oklahoma
10.5 x 8.9 x 6.3 cm
Current Bid: $20
Bidder: tmr
Time Left:
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Aragonite (2 generations - fluorescent) Ken Roberts Coll.
Wenshan Mine, Wenshan, Yunnan, China
15.4 x 11.3 x 7.8 cm
Current Bid: $63
Bidder: clmeyer
Time Left:
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Thomsonite & Chabazite (classic locale) Eric Asselborn Coll.
Iceland
9.2 x 5.9 x 3.4 cm
Current Bid: $38
Bidder: rocks r us
Time Left:
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Quartz cast after Anhydrite (Ken Roberts Coll.)
Silver Point Mine, Ouray, Ouray Co., Colorado
13.0 x 10.0 x 4.3 cm
Current Bid: $117
Bidder: otis2005
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Gemmy Spessartine Garnet (92 grams)- early 2000s finds
Nani Hill, Loliondo, Ngorongoro dist., Arusha Region, Tanzania
4.7 x 3.3 x 3.0 cm
Current Bid: $192
Bidder: tillyfoster
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Pyrrhotite (classic locale, superb xls)
Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dalnegorsk, Primorsky Krai, Russia
6.1 x 4.6 x 1.9 cm
Current Bid: $15
Bidder: aelea
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Andradite Garnet (classic AZ) Kay Robertson Coll.
Stanley Butte area, Graham Co., Arizona
4.5 x 4.2 x 2.9 cm
Current Bid: $10
Bidder: ldhuff314
Time Left:
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Malachite w/ Calcite
Buffalo Ridge Extension, Old Dominion Mine, Globe, Gila Co., Arizona
5.0 x 3.5 x 3.2 cm
Current Bid: $43
Bidder: rkrocks
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Calcite, Fluorite & Quartz on Sphalerite
Gibraltar Mine, Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico
6.8 x 5.1 x 4.1 cm
Current Bid: $10
Bidder: Moose
Time Left:
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Spessartine Garnet on Albite
Shengus, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltista, Pakistan
6.1 x 4.8 x 4.2 cm
Current Bid: $10
Bidder: mustermark
Time Left:
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Calcite twins (uncommon style)
Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico
7.0 x 5.1 x 3.0 cm
Current Bid: $10
Bidder: tmr
Time Left:
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Large Fluorite (2 generations - rare 2016 find)
Yiwu Co., Jinhua, Zhejiang, China
13.2 x 10.0 x 3.8 cm
Current Bid: $112
Bidder: Duncan
Time Left:
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Color-zoned Fluorite (Larry Krause Coll.)
Denton Mine, Harris Creek Mining Sub-District, Hardin Co., Illinois
5.8 x 5.8 x 4.8 cm
Current Bid: $60
Bidder: usmc_mp
Time Left:
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Calcite on Quartz
Roata Mine, Cavnic, Maramures, Romania
8.9 x 3.1 x 2.4 cm
Starting Bid: $10
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Calcite on Hemimorphite (classic AZ)
79 Mine, Chilito, Hayden area, Gila Co., Arizona
9.4 x 9.0 x 3.9 cm
Current Bid: $10
Bidder: tmr
Time Left:
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Color-zone Fluorite w/ Chalcopyrite
Annabel Lee Mine, Harris Creek Sub-District, Hardin Co., Illinois
7.5 x 6.2 x 4.2 cm
Current Bid: $60
Bidder: usmc_mp
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Sawed & polished Labradorite slabs
Norcross labradorite quarry, Ampanihy, Atsimo-Andrefana, Madagascar
6.1 x 5.0 x 3.1 (Largest of 2)
Current Bid: $37
Bidder: vze23dtinu
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Molybdenite, Ferrimolybdenite
Bodo Mine, Currais Novos, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
10.5 x 8.0 x 6.8 cm
Current Bid: $10
Bidder: jacobds
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Copper w/ Malachite (uncommon African locale)
Mufulira Mine, Copperbelt Province, Zambia
11.4 x 11.3 x 5.6 cm
Current Bid: $35
Bidder: tmr
Time Left:
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Azurite & Malachite (classic Utah) ex Charles Noll Coll.
Apex Mine, Washington Co., Utah
9.7 x 7.0 x 5.8 cm
Current Bid: $90
Bidder: warden
Time Left:
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Fluorite, Baryte & Bitumen (Raul Sanabria Coll.)
Jaimina Mine, Carrales, Caravia District, Asturias, Spain
4.5 x 3.6 x 2.8 cm
Current Bid: $27
Bidder: usmc_mp
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Limonite ps. After Pyrite (Dr. B. Phillips Coll.)
Pelican Point Area, Utah Co., Utah
5.0 x 2.9 x 2.4 cm
Current Bid: $15
Bidder: keith
Time Left:
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Pyrrhotite w/ Pyrite (Raul Sanabria Coll.)
Brunita Mine, La Union, Murcia, Spain
8.2 x 5.9 x 3.3 cm
Current Bid: $77
Bidder: pharmacistaxel
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Bournonite w/ Calcite (classic locale)
Pribram, Bohemia, Czech Republic
3.8 x 3.5 x 3.2 cm
Current Bid: $15
Bidder: rocks r us
Time Left:
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Calcite on Dolomite (Tom Wolfe Coll.)
Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico
13.0 x 7.1 x 5.6 cm
Current Bid: $48
Bidder: stoasucha
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large Quartz casting on Danburite ex Ken Roberts Pseudo Coll.
Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
12.0 x 11.3 x 7.8 cm
Current Bid: $56
Bidder: keith
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Baryte (uncommon Norway)
Styggedalsgangen, Trak , Telemark, Norway
5.6 x 3.5 x 2.6 cm
Current Bid: $42
Bidder: tubman
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Polished Malachite "eyes" nodule
Kolwezi mining district, Lualaba, DR Congo
7.5 x 6.7 x 2.4 cm
Current Bid: $32
Bidder: usmc_mp
Time Left:
Close Time: 04/16/2020 6:45:00 pm (CDT)