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

Prehnite (great quality - new find)
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mts, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region, Tanzania
6.8 x 5.2 x 3.3 cm
Current Bid: $30
Bidder: rocks r us
Time Left:
Close Time: 01/30/2020 6:45:00 pm (CST)
Rhodochrosite (rare locality specimen) (ex Geary Weaver Collection)
Daniel Bonanza Mine, south of Ouray, Ouray County, Colorado
10.3 x 4.4 x 4.1 cm
Current Bid: $20
Bidder: DiegoMat
Time Left:
Close Time: 01/30/2020 6:45:00 pm (CST)
Fluorite (GEM "phantom" cubes)
La Viesca Mine, Huergo, La Collada mining area, Siero, Asturias, Spain
5.8 x 4.9 x 4.3 cm
Current Bid: $25
Bidder: DiegoMat
Time Left:
Close Time: 01/30/2020 6:45:00 pm (CST)
Paratacamite (rare)
Lily Mine, Pisco Umay, Ica, Peru
3.9 x 1.8 x 0.7 cm
Current Bid: $31
Bidder: Jolive190
Time Left:
Close Time: 01/30/2020 6:45:00 pm (CST)
Aquamarine (3 piece set) (4.94 carats total weight)
Xuan Le, Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam
1.3 x 0.3 x 0.3 cm to 2.0 x 0.4 x 03 cm
Current Bid: $10
Bidder: Jolive190
Time Left:
Close Time: 01/30/2020 6:45:00 pm (CST)
Sulfur (classic material)
Agrigento (Girgenti), Agrigento Province (Girgenti Province), Sicily, Italy
4.1 x 3.0 x 2.7 cm
Current Bid: $15
Bidder: Cloverspage
Time Left:
Close Time: 01/30/2020 6:45:00 pm (CST)
Quartz (var: Chalcedony) (new find) (reminiscent of Cornwall!)
Lesvos Island, North Aegean Sea, Greece
4.7 x 2.7 x 2.5 cm
Current Bid: $15
Bidder: davidt222
Time Left:
Close Time: 01/30/2020 6:45:00 pm (CST)
Gaudefroyite (very rare) with Andradite
Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
4.8 x 4.3 x 2.6 cm
Current Bid: $25
Bidder: fredbug83
Time Left:
Close Time: 01/30/2020 6:45:00 pm (CST)
Azurite with Antlerite and Brochantite (ex Gary Weaver Collection)
Posey Mine, White Canyon District, Red Canyon, San Juan County, Utah
6.8 x 6.0 x 2.3 cm
Current Bid: $10
Bidder: tmr
Time Left:
Close Time: 01/30/2020 6:45:00 pm (CST)
Aragonite (ex Tom Campbell Collection)
Sefrou, Sefrou Province, Fès-Boulemane Region, Morocco
6.3 x 6.3 x 5.2 cm
Current Bid: $32
Bidder: miagem
Time Left:
Close Time: 01/30/2020 6:45:00 pm (CST)
Spangolite (rare classic material) (ex Kay Robertson Collection)
Mex-Tex Mine, Bingham, Hansonburg District, Socorro County, New Mexico
3.3 x 2.7 x 1.3 cm
Current Bid: $20
Bidder: pack_llama
Time Left:
Close Time: 01/30/2020 6:45:00 pm (CST)
Franklinite (classic material) (ex Kay Robertson Collection)
Franklin Mine, Franklin Mining District, Sussex County, New Jersey (Type Locality)
2.8 x 2.7 x 1.3 cm
Current Bid: $10
Bidder: geoherod
Time Left:
Close Time: 01/30/2020 6:45:00 pm (CST)